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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Getting Out April 18, 2015

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It was not a particularly slow week, but it was wet for the most part, although on Thursday the temperature reached 31 degrees Celsius (about 90 degrees Fahrenheit). One of these days puns will not feature here.
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YEMEN – A War of Opportunity or a Side Show? April 17, 2015

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So what is going on with Yemen? It is puzzling, to say the least.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EARLY APRIL April 12, 2015

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The creek is not running at the crossing, but the rain has been falling. So in the immediate future, it is to be expected that Dexter and Hannah will be stopping for a drink.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GETTING ALONG April 5, 2015

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The gentle rain over the past few days may be straining the quality of mercy. Dexter and Hannah have been confined, and stretching the metaphor they seem to be taking it in their stride.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – FOCUS AND FORGET March 29, 2015

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A taxi driver told me that forgetting is God’s blessing. I wondered how that works, particularly when at the time I had forgotten something I should have remembered.
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GET A WARRANT! March 25, 2015

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In this instance, Get UP were nicer than I am prepared to be. They merely suggested a  specific warrant is necessary, as in the case of that other country moved to oppose and dispose the general warrant of the King, now 239 years ago.  Now we are under officially surveillance by the state. This is both totalitarianism, and of doubtful utility for achieving its stated objectives. Representative Democracy necessarily involves trust which when broken goes deeper than a mere constitutional crisis. (more…)

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NOW FOR A NEW SEASON March 21, 2015

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Unlike in the other hemisphere, the Autumn Equinox does not seem to be a big deal. Surely, it must mark the last of summer, and the underlying menace of bushfires. Yet the weather has been warm and sunny. When overcast it has been humid.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEEING THE RAIN March 14, 2015

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Of all the weather options, rain is one of the better options. And we had a few wet days this week. That is part of the reason Dexter and Hannah did not go out at much as they would have liked.

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DRUG DEALING AND INDONESIA March 9, 2015

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Just on the factual situation was it the case the drugs were sourced in Indonesia and the intention was to import them into Australia? What drugs were involved? Was it heroin, cocaine meth (ice) or marijuana?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “OVER THE HILL” March 7, 2015

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And in our case not far away, but near by. I am not meeting the suggested minimum of walking three kilometers each day and probably for Dexter and Hannah this might be a greater distance. Still for Dexter and myself, we were are not as young as we once were.

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IRAQ BECKONS: STEP RIGHT IN March 5, 2015

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I am as curious as George Brandis, in my case to discover what the Australian army can teach the Iraqi army about holding ground from within defensive position with special precautions against insider attacks.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SITUATION AWARENESS February 28, 2015

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Of course, if I compared the weather experienced over the past week, with the record created over the past years together with the historical record of the Bureau of Meteorology, a better of idea of climate and climate change might be gained. I am left with particular observations, such as the creek flow where we cross it. So I think there is a change, but cannot distinguish between natural variability and systemic change.

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OPPOSE VIOLENCE, OPPOSE WAR February 23, 2015

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Andrew P Rant at The Sydney Morning Herald suggested that the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is looking for a war to boost his lagging, perhaps waning, popularity with the voting population at large.

So I wrote this admittedly off-beam response:
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DEXTER’S ANNIVERSARY February 21, 2015

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With regard to the weather, it was a mixed week. The creek crossing did not flow, Dexter and Hannah discovered the pool below the wall. Leaches were back in action.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “SO MANY ROADS” February 14, 2015

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There are more options to follow than are chosen. On the odd occasion a diversion is followed. We press on. Dexter and Hannah take change and routine in their stride.
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THE CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM February 10, 2015

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Climate change is a problem that will not go away. It is as Kevin Rudd said: “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time” I would prefer to describe it as “the defining issue of our time” – a rhetoric co-opted for income inequality.
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ARISE SIRE ABBOTT! February 9, 2015

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The chances are good that Tony Abbott will be given his priors today. And then again he might survive the ship wreck. The problem with shipwrecks is that the boat cannot float any longer. Ask the captain of the Costa Concordia how that goes.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: THIS IS US February 7, 2015

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Here is the thing. And it has nothing to do whatsoever who might be Prime Minister now, or in the immediate future. We think we are pretty special.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SOME RAIN, SOME SUN January 31, 2015

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(Delayed)
This week was mixed. There was heavy rain, but equally moderate temperatures with high humidity. Dexter and Hannah got out on some days. The creek at the crossing flowed for one day only. The rain was probably heavier than I remember.
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WHERE TO FOR THE FEDERAL LNP? January 30, 2015

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I don’t claim any special insights into Australian federal politics. I am just wondering.
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