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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: AGAIN ONLY TIME December 29, 2012

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Things can happen unexpectedly.
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DON’T BELIEVE THE EVIDENCE? December 28, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming Politics, Nonviolence.
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That seems to be the motto of some climate change contrarians. What is the critical evidence in question?  Mean surface temperature, accuracy of the climate models and climate sensitivity seem be major points of contention.

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WONDERFUL, IT A’INT? December 26, 2012

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The state of mind of the murderer-suicide at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut may never be known. And yet his actions there may in retrospect in realization a profound sense of despair among many about the American project.

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GUNS AND RIGHTS December 24, 2012

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Following the appalling massacre of school children and their teachers, who selflessly sought to protect them, in Connecticut, the  National Rifle Association has unilaterally declared a ban on “semi-automatic assault weapons” and ammunition must not be considered.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: KEEP GOING HOME December 22, 2012

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So much for the end of time. Although I could be anticipating. Just because we got through the day that does not mean that Central America will. The Mayan calendar clicked over and we still have the light bill to pay. So much for the doomsayers. I notice the dog got on with the business, as Dexter and Hannah would.
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ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF REALITY December 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, Global Warming (climate change).
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Reading the blog Catallaxy is like entering an alternative reality, and commenting can be both weird and productive. For one thing be prepared for the personal attacks.

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KILLING OF CHILDREN December 17, 2012

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Why is it that the killing of children in Connecticut seems more immediate to me than the killing of children in Waziristan? In terms of physical distance, Waziristan is closer.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “HEAVEN CAN WAIT” December 15, 2012

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Of course, I do not know if heaven is in the habit of waiting, although one imagines it must be getting a bit crowded by now. Still it would probably better to create heaven on Earth. Who decreed that to be impossible?
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AN INCREMENTAL EU ADVANCE December 14, 2012

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The Finance Ministers are now discussing and will be deciding the latest proposal to give the European Central Bank supervision over the 6000 banks of the Eurozone, subject to approval by the European Parliament.
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THE CLIMATE CLOCK December 12, 2012

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The times are out of joint. Existing political institutions and the underlying structures of economic and social power have delayed effective responses to the climate crisis, and the delay will continue.
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GOODBYE DOHA December 10, 2012

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What is to made of the apparent failure at the Qatar talks recently concluded to confront the urgency and magnitude of the global atmospheric and ecological crisis?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: HOW IT GOES December 8, 2012

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Just maybe not everybody knows how it goes. Yes we have had a few hot days and nights but it has been cool as well. Dexter and Hannah went out today. It was overcast. The sun must have been still there.
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7 DECEMBER 1941 . . . December 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History.
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The past is after all done and now dusted. So we should then sweep it aside from our consciousness, and focus on now, so we can be ready for tomorrow.
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CYBER-CIVILIZATION: PUNKS AND POLITY December 5, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Social Environment, Terrorism Issues.
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Julian Assange, perhaps understandably, given his experience,  is wary and pessimistic about the future of a world embroiled with the internet. We have become the victims of pervasive surveillance and we should encode our communications to protect ourselves.
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ISRAEL: INTERNATIONAL OUTLAW December 3, 2012

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Seriously, is there anything that the Government of Israel will not again and again stoop to?
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BRAVE, OR DUMB, ICELAND? December 3, 2012

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Austerity is the politics of disenfranchisement and the notion that people do not matter, by the self-affirming “cognitive elite”, as implicitly defined by Miranda Devine.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WAIT FOR ME December 1, 2012

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Patience works both days. Sure Dexter and Hannah are prone to stop and check out the ground, but they have to wait from me.
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