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“NEVER WAR” September 26, 2014

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Tony Abbott may like running up the cab charge making the rounds visiting the important places. As long as he does not visit any wineries he should be fine. Just perhaps it would pay if he were to have a head to head with Papa Francesco. That may be a bad look for a Liberal Prime Minister but nonetheless be productive.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: YES AND NO September 20, 2014

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Spring has arrived.  The creek may soon be running dry, but Dexter and Hannah will appreciate it while it still flows.

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“REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT” IN SCOTLAND? September 18, 2014

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There is now 15 hours to the opening of the polls in the Scottish Independence Referendum. Polls are suggesting 48% of the voters will choose Yes. Close is not good enough if NO achieves 50% (probably plus one to make it an absolute majority).
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GO YOUR OWN WAY September 13, 2014

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Spring is yet to release its promise of renewal. The orange tree seems to be flowering, but that seems about it so far. I could be wrong.
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NEW FRIDGE MAGNET September 11, 2014

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Be afraid. Terror is afoot in the land, and what is worse it is religious terror. More specifically, it is Middle Eastern terror. This terror is not in any way, related to the bombing and barbarism visited on the Middle East and its people by the West over the last hundred years, oil, or any other crimes or causes. “We” are honourable; “they” are not. “We” are human; “they” are not. International law does not apply, especially when “our” interests are in play. Violence rules, as is natural and inevitable.

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (OR NOT)! September 9, 2014

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About one in eight voters in the Scottish Referendum on independence from the United Kingdom seems to have changed their mind in the last month or so. The latest YouGov poll has been a shock to the political establishment in London – both the Conservative and Labour Parties.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “STEAL AWAY” September 6, 2014

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The rain is persisting. A good thing to be happening. Spring may be here but so it has presence felt. Dexter and Hannah are getting out more.
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DEATH CULT TO EXTREME FORCE September 6, 2014

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Now it looks as if one the wars that Tony Abbott had committed to will not be happening. Could this be mission crash? Or maybe not. There could be still two separate war fronts.  Still there are those barbaric “people” in the Middle East – not the Israelis -and who must be stopped, as the propaganda rolls out from its spruikers in the media and all reasonable persons agree.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEEING RAIN AGAIN August 31, 2014

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We have continued to experience rain throughout the week, so that Dexter and Hannah did not go out as much as they would have liked.

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EAST JERUSALEM AND “THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES” August 27, 2014

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Earlier this year, Senator George Brandis, QC had suggested East Jerusalem was now part of Israel. So as for much of the West Bank, East Jerusalem seems to have changed its legal status, at least in the eyes of the Israel by building facts on the ground, has eroded its legal status by stealth, from occupation to annexation.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: THE CREEK FLOWING AGAIN August 23, 2014

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There was much rain this week. As expected the creek, which has not flowed for months, flowed again. Dexter, in particular, seemed to take the opportunity this afforded.
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GLOBAL COOLING! August 22, 2014

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Maurice Newman, former head of the Stock Exchange, former Chairman of the ABC, and now the Prime Minister’s principle Business Advisor, holds the intriguing view that the Earth’s climate is cooling. He is more contrarian than denier.  What is the basis of this world view? Does it matter?

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SATURDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: MOONLIGHT SHADOW August 17, 2014

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The week began with a Supermoon, of which there seems to have been a number this year. That event did not signify too much.
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FORGET THE GAZA TRUCE! August 13, 2014

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Forget the truce, except as a band-aid. It is just an interim gambit before the next genocidal attack and other crimes against humanity.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ANOTHER WEEK August 9, 2014

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The photos are repetitive, and I did not really try hard enough to explore the possibilities.

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INTENTIONALITY, AUSTERITY AND UNEMPLOYMENT August 7, 2014

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Gary at Public Opinion posted on “tabloid politics” and the unemployed. The facts of the situation seems to be there is a mismatch between the available advertised positions and the applicants.
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GAZA AND THE NEED FOR PEACE August 4, 2014

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At Bob Ellis’ Table Talk, commenters gather and give forth their opinions. Historian declared:

Of course there’s a need for war

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SUMMUM BONUM August 2, 2014

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So what is “the greatest good” for Dexter and Hannah?
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MEANINGLESS RED LINES AND ISRAEL July 30, 2014

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The asymmetrical violence between Greater Israel and Lesser Palestine has escalated. The West Bank is considered part of Israel. The last part of Palestine is Gaza, which Israel and Egypt have blockaded by air sea and land.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DIVERSIONS July 26, 2014

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As part of a proactive tactic to avoid problems, Dexter and Hannah are usually diverted ahead of any meeting, whether dogs or humans.
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