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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TIME GOES March 30, 2013

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“I do not count the time. For who knows where the times goes.”
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WHAT GIVES WITH CRUELTY AS PUBLIC POLICY? March 29, 2013

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Some intellectuals are worth reading and listening to. I mean by that they can be understood. Almost every sentence resonates with what can be observed.
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BARBAROUS LOGIC IN SYRIA? March 27, 2013

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The situation in Syria is horrible, and has been made worst by outside intervention, which shared borders is inevitable. Some outside intervention has been criminal, particularly the arming of combatants.
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A LAST LETTER March 24, 2013

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Tomas Young is a disabled veteran of the Iraq War, who has decided to end his own life. He is one of many young men affected by the trauma of what they have witnesses and they have participated in. Perpetrators are often as much victims as those who suffer from their actions.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: COMMONPLACE REFLECTIONS March 23, 2013

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I have not fully recovered from my fall of two weeks ago. I am a lot better. The dogs seem to sense that they need to go easy, when they remember.
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ART OF THE POLIS March 20, 2013

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Can people from different political standpoints even successfully talk to one another about political issues and positions? Is it foolish to even try?

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MISSPEAKING? March 16, 2013

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According to ABC News Online, Tony Abbott has pledged a new commitment to what the headline describes as Indigenous Australians. Political leaders in an long election campaign may of course peak too early.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: FALL FROM GRACE March 16, 2013

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I am still feeling the effects of the fall I had last week. There are no superficial bruising, but I injured my left calf.
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NEW POPE, OLD PROBLEMS March 14, 2013

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Muddling your way through sometimes works well enough. The Roman Catholic Church has a long history, so that it has be become remote from the radical, humble preacher of First Century Palestine, who presumably is the primary role model.
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MASKED DEMOCRACY March 12, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy, US Politics.
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The case for the unrepresentative nature of  US democracy seems overwhelming. Could not the same observation be equally made in Australia?

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HOLOCENE COOLING, ANTHROPOCENE WARMING? March 10, 2013

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In recent days a study has been publishing suggesting that over the past 11,300 years the mean surface temperature has been showing cooling trend, until the hundred years or so.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: BORN TO RUN March 8, 2013

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Sometimes along our journey we do meet other people and dogs, which becomes a metaphor for our lives.
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OCCUPATION CRIMES IN IRAQ March 8, 2013

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Bradley Manning faces a long term of imprisonment, possibly life without parole. Others comp licitly and directly involved in criminal wrong doing go free.
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WORK WITHOUT ALIENATION? March 6, 2013

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The United States, which by its own exertion makes its the specimen for examination under the laboratory slide, is a land of overriding ideologies, since its inception as a democracy institutionalized in the form of the classical architecture of slavery.
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DIALECTIC AND DEMOCRACY March 3, 2013

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Last week Bradley Manning made a statement to the Military Hearing, after a period of incarceration now exceeding three thousand days, with incidental torture along the way. So much for the presumption of a speedy trial.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “HERE WE GO AGAIN” March 2, 2013

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Recently we have had heavy rain. Over a time span of ten days the crossing point of the creek has gone from no water in it to flood levels.

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HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD! March 1, 2013

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The judgement is sources to the Bureau of Meteorology.  So I suppose, allowing for the inevitable conspiracy theorists, I will take their word for it. Of course, now we are in Autumn, at least in terms of the calendar, the risk of bush fires is, if not over, reduced. Can there now be too much rain? All I know is that it was badly needed.

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