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WARMING OR COOLING? April 25, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE, Duckspeak, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Good to see that Maurice Newman is holding to his position that dismisses the scientific theory of climate change caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in which Carbon Dioxide gas emissions play a critical role.

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IMPLEMENTING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR POLICY November 19, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, The Neighbours.
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The Indonesian leadership is being very direct in relation to the bugging of the mobile phones of the President, other members of the Cabinet and the President’s wife.
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A NIGHTMARE HAS BEGUN June 16, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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The Story that keeps on giving because those responsible keep on taking. Invasion of privacy by the NSA  appears to have been out of control and definitely not accountable to Congress or any Parliament around the world.

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ART OF THE POLIS March 20, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak.
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Can people from different political standpoints even successfully talk to one another about political issues and positions? Is it foolish to even try?

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NEW POPE, OLD PROBLEMS March 14, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, LATIN AMERICA.
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Muddling your way through sometimes works well enough. The Roman Catholic Church has a long history, so that it has be become remote from the radical, humble preacher of First Century Palestine, who presumably is the primary role model.
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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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ASSANGE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW August 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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In an editorial The Washington Post suggests  economic trade sanctions should be imposed on Ecuador for providing political asylum for Julian Assange.
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EXTREME GREENS? July 8, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, Global Warming Politics.
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On one plane the attack on the Greens by the ALP power brokers in quite right. The reality of climate change does require urgent action within the next three electoral cycles and ideally within the next one.
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WHAT [CLIMATE] DEBATE? June 11, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment, US Politics.
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I am not following Australian politics because it has been reduced to a Punch and Judy show. It is remarkable how policy issues and concerns get buried.
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“POLISH DEATH CAMPS” June 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, European Politics, US Politics.
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The striking thing to me was the  description of President Obama’s words as having “misspoke”, evoking Richard Nixon. Now they have cleaned up their act and called it a “misstatement”.
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US CHIEF MAGISTRATE’S DRONE WARFARE May 31, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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Roman Emperors,  or at least the Roman Kings, who pre-dated them were Chief Magistrates much like Charles I of England who lost his head over the issue.
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THE SECRET SOCIETY April 25, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Duckspeak, Peace.
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One, among the several reasons, people form societies is to organize the process of justice.
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DIALOGUE AND DEMOCRACY March 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Duckspeak.
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In theory, dialogue is the most fundamental practice in a democracy. It is the practice that keeps alive and  keeps healthy the democratic spirit.
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OBAMA REJECTS THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE September 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine, Modern History, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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President Obama went before the UN General Assembly address the Palestinian application to world for statehood.
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“900 FOOLS” May 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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“Nine hundred credulous fools”, Ted Lapkin wrote, rose to their feet to applaud  that “fraud” David Hicks at the Sydney Writer’s Festival.
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VALE BIN LADEN May 8, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Duckspeak.
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We take bin Laden to be guilty as charged to be self evident, but perhaps on reflection they may not be so conclusive as supposed. And if he were guilty should his, or any other’s, death be celebrated?
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THE MANNING CASE March 10, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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I am no lawyer and I may not be able to figure out the issues relating to the incarceration and treatment of Bradley Manning.
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WARMISTS AND DENIALISTS March 6, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Environment.
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So who is right and how might the argument -if it is an argument be settled. Fact and emotion seem confused.
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WIKILEAKS: THE IMPERIAL PRECEDENT December 23, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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We cannot at this time fully anticipate what will be revealed by the further release of the US embassy emails or cables. It is inevitable that some information seems trivial, although some may prove important and useful.
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CO-OPERATING WITH EVIL? December 21, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Modern History.
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Does the United States wish to achieve military, and thereby achieve economic dominance over the world?
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