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ISRAELI IMPUNITY February 27, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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At AlterNet, Charlotte Silver asks: How Israel Gets Away with Torturing Palestinians to Death. Or maybe I should ask,How did 30 year old Arafat Jaradat die from heart failure?
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GILLARD TAKES TOUGH STAND February 26, 2013

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. . .and she should in the next breath take her leave. She is all toughness in relation to incarcerated asylum seekers and refugees.
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ECONOMIC NEO-IMPERIALISM February 26, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Peace.
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John Perkins has written previously on his experience as an economic hit-man. The job is to negotiate with poor/developing countries loans from IMF and other sources that are designed to fail.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: PASSING MOMENTS February 23, 2013

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We  live in moments. Dexter and Hannah seem to manage and appreciate the moment fully without any effort. Dexter has now been seven years with us . . . so, well done Dexter. You have survived.
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ROHINGYAS REFUGEES February 22, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights.
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The human story of refugees, regardless of their origins, is never told. We are supposed to believe that they were induced them to part with their money and risk their lives to set out on risky ocean voyages.
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PROPAGANDA AND POLICY February 20, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, Peace, US Politics.
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Under Gillard, and presumably the same practice will be followed by an Abbott-led Government, Australian Foreign policy has been outsourced to the US Administration.
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CLIMATE DISCUSSION, SYSTEMS AND FALLACIES February 16, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming Politics.
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Some general thoughts and speculations without any claim to expertise:

Christopher Monckton is putting in another appearance among the Antipodeans, apparently representing himself this time, not Myanmar, as he did at Doha. His arrival in on the back of triumph in New York, where allegedly he trounced an unnamed professorial proponent of Climate Change.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GRASS GROWING, CREEK FLOWING February 16, 2013

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The grass is growing ridiculously high in the back yard, and that includes the part I mowed. Up the back the deep green extends to the trees, making a contrast with the previous months. And now, if for a short while,the sound of running water can be heard in the creek.
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PRISONER X, MURDERED? February 14, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Israel-Palestine.
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The ABC program cutely observed, “Israel has unique security problems”. And then we are reassured by the pronouncement that Israel is a democracy, but that neatly overlooks that its Arab citizens are either not fully represented, they have been exiled in the manner of a diaspora, often don’t vote when citizens, and when elected never are in government.
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ECOSYSTEM AND ECONOMY February 11, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment, Social Environment.
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Perhaps the state of the ecosystem is worst than we might like to imagine. It may be in such a state that a rational person cannot ignore it. Can capitalism as it has evolved be allowed to continue? The environmental crisis, if it can be recognized is a crisis for corporate capitalism.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ROUNDABOUT February 9, 2013

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The walks were not the principal focus of attention, although that is perhaps not true for Dexter and Hannah.
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REIGN OF TERROR February 8, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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Endorsement of the “Counterterrorism Czar”, John Brennan, as the Director of the CIA is probably a foregone conclusion.
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SAVING CIVILIZATION February 7, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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At different times it has been alleged that those who see the need to take action with respect to existential challenge of climate change are by so doing putting in peril a perfectly good civilization.

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HEALING THE EARTH February 3, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Is that indeed possible, will even the Australian election, now we know the date and our destiny, even seriously address climate change, or even the extreme weather events this year and last year that now seem regular and expected occurrences?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RAIN RETURNS February 2, 2013

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The desired rain came this week.Fortunately there was not the havoc here as elsewhere to the north. We did not get the high wind speeds experienced in Toowoomba for example.
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