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UKRAINIAN CIVIL WAR AND MH17 July 26, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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While we may be aware of Ukraine, and of it’s ongoing civil war, it is disaster of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 that has created a focus of attention.
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WAR AGAINST THE HUMAN FUTURE June 13, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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This is a provocative suggestion. However, for governments to allow the cutting down forests, the source of oxygen,thus destroying ecosystems we cannot recreate, and particularly refusing to take effective actions on climate change the case is clear.
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TRUTH AMID EMOTION AND FACTS June 5, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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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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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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REFUGEE POLICY: “MORALLY CORRUPT AND INDEFENSIBLE” January 30, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Former Naval Captain John Ingram was reported by ABC News that turning refugee boats away and forcing them back to Indonesia was not the Navy’s way of doing things. He is most likely right. It seems that the Government has involved the Navy and Military in “Operation Sovereign Borders” in a way that politicizes them, and in a way that by inference ignores their advice about these operations.
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BERTRAND RUSSELL ON WAR AND PEACE October 3, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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In 195O, Bertrand Russell was given the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the Nobel committee said a champion of “humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought”. His views reflect the different times at which he wrote, and he seems to be both a observer and a historian. He spent months,for example, in Russia following the victory of the Bolshevik Revolution.

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THEOLOGY AND NATURE July 17, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Humankind/Planet Earth, Nonviolence.
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As we, and those human beings who follow us, confront climate change,  not solely as a scientific theory, but as a lived experience, we may require a new ordering in the world.
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IMPERIAL BULLY July 14, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Internet Age.
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The way that power is exercised by the United States Government, brought into stark relief by the revelation of international and national secret surveillance, equally is a focus for the claim that country is, and might be a democracy.
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MOHAMMED’S STORY June 28, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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When the mystic meets the scientist, our assumptions about that which is unknown is challenged. The question then is”: Who might understand consciousness best,if at all? What methodology works best to make sense of consciousness? Or should we ask such questions?

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PURPOSES, PROFITS AND TAXES May 29, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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At The Guardian, Joesph Stiglitz makes the prescient observation that multinational corporations are not just about profits but about taxes as well.
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ANOTHER CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS? April 8, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, East Asia, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard sounded in her address to Asian leaders particularly bellicose, as in “fire your best shot”.

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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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WONDERFUL, IT A’INT? December 26, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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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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ISLAMIC PROTESTS September 19, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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I have not noticed any comment to the effect that the Sydney protests were part of a series of protests in Islamic communities around the world, including Sydney.
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THE PERSONAL AS POLITICAL August 31, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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The ideology of individualism does not permit its victims from stepping back and looking at the big picture. This applies in particular to the experience of job stress, which peculiarly seems to be a widespread experience.
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NON ALIGNED TO MEET IN TEHRAN August 24, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Middle East.
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Why does Israel wish to attack Iran? It could be a distraction from the cruel and unjust treatment of the Palestinians.
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REFUGEE POLICY August 15, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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So what is orchestrating the absurd refugee asylum policy? The obvious thing to do would be to conduct the processing of refugees in Indonesia before they got on a boat to head to Christmas Island.
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REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA August 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Modern History, Peace.
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Today marked the 67th anniversary of  the bombing of Hiroshima., the first use of nuclear weapons.  Three days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Civilization did not end, neither did the still continuing export of uranium, and other countries have acquired nuclear weapons so increasing the possibility of nuclear war.
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CRIMINALIZE COAL? August 2, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, Global Warming (climate change), Humankind/Planet Earth.
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If climate change is to be taken seriously, banning coal sounds like the right idea.
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OSLO NOW AURORA July 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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It is now one year since the bombing in Oslo and the massacre on the Utoya Island. And in recent days there has been the killings in the picture theatre in Colorado.

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