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DUSTING OFF THE NEO-LIBERAL PLAYBOOK June 20, 2014

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The budget was unanticipated and a shock. Neo-liberalism is the Government’s pervasive ideology.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TUMBLE DOWN June 14, 2014

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Normally we descend this embankment and there is no problems. On Tuesday it had been raining and it was wet underfoot. I took a tumble.
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WAR AGAINST THE HUMAN FUTURE June 13, 2014

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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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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – JUNE AGAIN June 7, 2014

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Time gives moving along. It dawns on consciousness that it is another month, not just another day. Memory is tenuous. The photos gather, and it comes the time to make selections of what might fit into the format. The usual process of trying to put together some coherent pattern of what is now past.
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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 DOG BLOG: “WATCH THE DOG” May 31, 2014

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I turned the camera back on the operator. The background was wonderful, but I could not stand looking at the person that was represented.
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INDIA BEGINS A NEW INNINGS May 27, 2014

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Narenda Modi has now being sworn in as the new Prime Minister of India leading a new party, the first time since the independence struggle  that the country has had a non-Congress Party government. This is a historical moment, and not just for Indians and the sub continent. Significantly, Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan attended the occasion.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RETREAT May 24, 2014

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To forestall possible problems, I seek to avoid and evade any people and especially dogs on our walks.
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HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE REAL WORLD May 23, 2014

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On PM, Christopher Pyne waxed lyrical on the educational possibilities of fee deregulation:
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HOMELESSNESS May 19, 2014

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Now that border fascism has been brought home by the cruelty of the Federal Budget, as could have been predicted, the question and ramifications of homelessness might merit consideration.
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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

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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

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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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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