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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TROUBLE ON THE WAY May 17, 2014

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Dexter and Hannah sometimes indicate that we are not alone. There could be trouble on the way, if I don’t take precautions. Ignoring the signs could be big mistake. There are somethings, such as motor bikes that can be heard clearly.
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A BUDGET REFLECTION May 15, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy.
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The Federal Budget will affect everybody, perhaps in different ways, including those people who live and work, or at some future point once lived and worked around the neighbourhood.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WALKING AND PURPOSE May 10, 2014

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So what has been the purpose of life? Dexter and Hannah have, as far as I know, never paused to reflect, either in retrospect or prospect on this question.
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A LIAR’S ALLOWANCE! May 4, 2014

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Rule of thumb, somewhat nasty with respect to the PM:When he makes a promise or declaration take it he means the opposite of what he says. That presupposes you can bear listening to him, which I find difficult. I find it difficult to listen to Tony Abbott.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NO EASY WAY OUT May 3, 2014

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Dexter and Hannah do not go around with the eyes closed, or there sense of smell turned off.
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MANUS ISLAND MILLSTONE May 1, 2014

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The story of the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in the “concentration camps” on Manus Island will not go away. Conditions on Nauru are also inhumane.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ANZAC DAY April 26, 2014

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The days merge as they tend to do, and often I cannot remember one day from the next. When there is a record it can be noticed that “things” have occurred. I am not sure what Dexter and Hannah’s remembered experience is to them.
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WARMING OR COOLING? April 25, 2014

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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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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EASTER April 19, 2014

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The tradition of Easter, including it pagan antecedents, does not make any real sense here in the Southern Hemisphere. We are in Autumn, heading toward Winter.
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ONE FELL SWOOP April 17, 2014

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Barry O’Farrell resigned suddenly this morning. He should have declared the $3,000 bottle of wine – or possibly returned it. And now the political game has been changed in NSW.
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SENATE COUNT April 14, 2014

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At Crikey, Casey Briggs, a mathematician suggest we need to focus on how the votes are counted. In summary, rather than giving a long quote, the transfer value of the largest blocs of votes depends on when they are counted.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RAIN AGAIN April 12, 2014

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The rain does not seem to be going away. Of course, it is wise to be careful when wishing the rain away. However, Dexter and Hannah are not getting out as much as they would.
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WA SENATE BY-ELECTION April 7, 2014

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This election was always going to produce unusual results in detail, although it does not seem to have changed the post-July Senate. There are remaining 31.28% of first preference votes to count on the latest figures from the AEC.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ROAD NOT TAKEN April 5, 2014

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There are virus enough for humans – and computers – to catch. Fortunately, neither Dexter or Hannah has been affected.
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INDIFFERENCE TO IPCC REPORTS April 4, 2014

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fifth assessment report on Climate Change impacts Monday. The Second Working Group was concerned with impacts, adaptation and mitigation.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: HEAVY RAIN March 29, 2014

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When the torrential rain arrived on Sunday, I was conscious of local concerns to do with the house. Only later did I see the see the photos of the street flooding and the news reports.
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GRACE NOTE: KNIGHTS AND DAMES March 26, 2014

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It seems that Tony Abbott consulted Quentin Bryce and Peter Cosgrove and now to become notionally “dame” and “knight of the realm”

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REFUGEE DISGRACE March 24, 2014

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The treatment of refugees in off shore detention continues to witness disturbing developments. Australia has now become party to likely violations of human rights, including murder. The Prime Minister does not know what is going on, and the Cabinet process appears broken.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ON WE GO March 22, 2014

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Dexter and Hannah seem to take to their mostly daily walks. They would notice if they did not get out.
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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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