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TRUTH AMID EMOTION AND FACTS June 5, 2014

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You know what those “highly paid propagandists” at the ABC are at it again suggesting that we select the facts to fit our filter of reality.
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SATURDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GONE TO THE DOGS March 16, 2014

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Generally, things have gone badly this week. Dexter and Hannah have been fine. They might have had cause to discern some discontent. The computer went to the dogs – whatever bets were taken did not turn out. Enough said.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEARCH FOR INSIGHT January 18, 2014

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Picasa is still not working, although it did work as it had done previously for short while. I had to revert to using You Tube.

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VISITING HUMAN RIGHTS January 29, 2013

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I am just now recharging the batteries after a stint in the Catallaxy echo chamber.

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CYNICISM AND CONSPIRACY August 1, 2012

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We may well have the misfortune to live in interesting times.
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PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS February 7, 2012

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The other day I commented on Catallaxy. Judith Sloan’s daugther had sent her a cartoon that she thought may be of interest to readers.
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INCOME INEQUALITY: VIDEO AND RADIO November 1, 2011

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The question of income inequality and its societal implications has gained prominence with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
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ST AUGUSTINE: CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE? May 9, 2011

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I posted at John Quiggin’s Monday Message Board. I thought I had an original idea, although I managed to to be illiterate by phasing without relevant words.
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ASTROTURFING THE INTERNET February 24, 2011

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George Monbiot suggests that software is now been used to overtake online forums. This software can be used to imitate people while presenting corporate and bureaucratic interests.
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REFLECTION POOLS September 28, 2010

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Chris Hedges continues his critique of American society at Truthdig. There are parallel developments in Australia.
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CRITIQUING BLOGGING August 15, 2010

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The comment facility is open here, and I appreciate that most people do not wish to say that I have being grossly in error, showed my ignorance, or some other transgression of good form.
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NEW MEDIA SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES July 16, 2010

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This internet/world wide web thing has a set of skills associated with it, and not just linking. What might they be?
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THOMAS MORE: 475 YEARS AGO July 7, 2010

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Today, 6 July 2010, marks 475 years since the execution of Thomas More, former Chancellor to Henry XIII for treason. He stuck to his principles. In that sense he was not a politician. What is to be made of such a person?
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GLENN BECK AUTHOR June 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general, Duckspeak, Philosophy.
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How does it happen that ideas that otherwise be considered laughable, if not psychotic, can gain currency and get to be implemented?
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“WHAT IS THAT?” April 5, 2010

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This clip form the new Dr Who series, warrants mention here:
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FEAR AND FACEBOOK March 26, 2010

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You might not believe it but I try to maintain some standards. Sometimes I get tired. I then latch onto the first thing I see. It seems that Facebook is the new version of the party line telephone service.
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DEMOCRATIC DISCOURSE February 10, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Blogging in general.
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The purpose of discussion – the back and forth of assertion and argument – in a democracy is to discover the common good.
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STATE OF PLAY November 15, 2009

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The flow of opinion has been brought to a stop due to computer failure following a “blue screen of death” experience.
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PAYING THE PIPER, OR NOT October 20, 2009

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We have access to, as far as I can tell, excellent  subscription, radio station 2MBS staffed by enthusiasts. So that the powers that be around here have decided that we should support it financially as well as listen to the station.
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WHAT IS NEWS? May 31, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Blogging in general, Duckspeak.
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To the extent that news media and blogs recycle news reports and opinion they are doing the same thing.
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