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Weekly Dog Blog – Renaissance April 29, 2016

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Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452. Constantinople fell to the Turkish canons in 1453. But the surprising thing about the Renaissance was that it had earlier historical roots.

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Weekly Dog Blog: Return March 31, 2016

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The dog blogs have not been happening recently. The is not that Dexter and Hannah have been getting out, or – heaven forbid – there was a shortage of photos. The reason for inertia in the universe probably is most related to size and the mass of the bodies. I have no idea if it is true but  I suppose that energy forms at the sub-atomic level are not inert.

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Telling the Truth March 17, 2016

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It was a great surprise to hear that Bernie Sanders was not played on the Monopoly Mass Media. They were apparently more interested in their own commentary and waiting for Donald Trump’s (originally the German  name was Drumpt).

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Bernie out of the campaign? March 2, 2016

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Super Tuesday has come and gone. Ted Cruze has won in Texas and Oklahoma, otherwise the Donald has been successful. The real contest for the presidency  is among the Democratic Party nominees.(This is despite the suggestion that the swings and roundabouts favour the Republican candidate this year.)

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Dog Blog: February Doubletake February 23, 2016

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An environment can be photographed, but to be experienced it must be understood. Experience is a function of shared collective programming of mind. There is more to the stories of culture – but it seems to be the case we miss much.

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Dog Blog: Waiting on a Sunny Day February 10, 2016

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To clarify, most days were sunny at some stage, but they gave way to overcast conditions with rain, and on one day an intense, hour-long hail storm. The latter event, I have now been told. caused minor damage to a neighbours car.

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Dog Blog: Invasion Day Week February 3, 2016

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Invasion Day came and went for another year. It might be an exercise in historical reflection, but it never seems to deliver. For example, considering last year, if given a chance, Phil would probably say his jousting days are done. The only memory I have this year is of the sound of lawn mowers – a more apt metaphor.

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Invasion Day: Ignoring History January 28, 2016

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History, we are told is written by the victors. If history is not is not accurate it has little value as memory. Propaganda can be very serviceable. Means have a habit of presaging ends. Orchestrated delusion, or at least failure to address the truth of the past, or worst to embrace ignorance, does not serve the larger of cause of humanity.

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Dog Blog: Small Steps January 25, 2016

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After his operation relating to his Aural Haematoma, Dexter is required to wear what our friend Ursula calls “an Elizabethan Collar”.

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Patrice Lumumba : Assassinated Leader January 22, 2016

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There was a time when the Congo dominated the news when the country gained independence in 1960. The assassination of the first elected prime minister, Patice  Lumumba always seemed puzzling.

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Dog Blog: January Jaunts January 17, 2016

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I was in a newsagent, buying the Saturday paper, and made a general comment regarding the recent usual weather. I was surprised by the response, implicitly of climate change denial. The weather is not a subject for small talk any more.

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Dog Blog: Three Days in January January 10, 2016

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The new year has opened with rain, which is far better than the alternative. The weather, as always, is a mystery that looms over us. The experience of climate is more elusive, dependent as it is, on memory.

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Where are we going? January 6, 2016

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Ben Eltham, in his review of last year, argues that politicians in Australia have been to the larger, often underlying drivers of events. ( I am taking liberties with my arguments.)

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Dog Blog: Another Double Entry December 31, 2015

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Hard to believe now that it was Christmas Eve this time last week. While Dexter and Hannah are going out, I am not keeping up a weekly report.

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El Nino and Rain in South America December 31, 2015

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It was a puzzle to me as how El Nino would be attributed as the cause for the heavy rain and flooding in Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. So I posed the question at Skeptical Science with responses: How did El Nino bring on these heavy rains?.

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Dog Blog Again: Looking Around December 14, 2015

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Sometimes Dexter and Hannah may look back, and sometimes when they do something I am ready to catch that moment. Most of the time we are moving on, getting to where we are going without reflection.

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Dual Dog Blog: Summer Starts December 10, 2015

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I do not seem able to complete on time the weekly presentation of photos. It was always going to be a more difficult task with the passage of time. Now, there are emergent signs that I am no longer physically capable of completing the walks. Let’s hope that conclusion is inaccurate.

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Death in the US Working Class December 5, 2015

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Normally these people in the American way are given a racial classification, and described as working.

The presumption made is that neo-liberalism is new. The cruelty and structural violence has much in common with the conditions created for British underclass in the 19th Century. The Basingstoke Union Workhouse in 1881 describes the inmates. Unlike then, migration is not an option.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG:Ten Steps at a Time . . . November 23, 2015

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Upon reflection, it may be noted that mistakes can be a part of learning. In regard to this title it is obvious that I over did it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Take Five November 15, 2015

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The record is plain. This past week, Dexter and Hannah stepped out five times.They took there deprivation, as far as can be observed, in good grace. When we did take out chances, when we came back there were leeches everywhere suggesting the original screening between the their toes was less than effective.
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