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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “NO CROTCHETS OR QUAVERS” May 31, 2013

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It does not stop me talking to them, but I suspect often and know in equal measure that Dexter and Hannah don’t listen to me. In the bush if you make a noise, other people become aware of our presence.
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PURPOSES, PROFITS AND TAXES May 29, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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At The Guardian, Joesph Stiglitz makes the prescient observation that multinational corporations are not just about profits but about taxes as well.
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PROTECTING WATER May 27, 2013

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It just seems to me the most obvious and imperative thing to do. We should protect our water supplies and we should not compromise them. Coal stem gas mining is an obvious danger.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “INTELLIGENT OR NOT?” May 25, 2013

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Astrophysicist, Neil De Grasse Tyson, poses the problem of how do we expect to understand another species when we cannot communicate with creatures here on earth  who share our DNA.
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DRONE ON, IGNORING THE MURDERERS May 23, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Terrorism Issues.
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The questions, moral and others, that surround the drone murder program in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, are many.
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THE ONE AND ONLY WAY May 21, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy, Global Warming (climate change).
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Group Think as might be expected is the way of corporations, as is propaganda. When these two characteristics combined with money as political influence, the mere semblances of democracy process are cast into disrepute.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DANGER ON THE DOWNWARD PATH May 18, 2013

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“Religious” reflection this week1.. And who knows what the cosmos has to do with? Dexter and Hannah, whatever else, are always acting in present time. In other words that pay attention.
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GUATEMALA: TERROR AND JUSTICE May 15, 2013

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The news cycle moves quickly. Often the reports available are comprehensive, often leaving unanswered questions. Such was the case just two or three days ago when their reports of the conviction of a former dictator of Guatemala, Jose Efrain Rios Montt, for genocide and crimes against humanity.
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WE MADE IT: 400(PPM)!!! May 12, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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That is all of us. Everyone on earth. As in any common activity there a some slackers, some non-makers. The Chinese and Indians lately have picked up, assisted with imports of Australian coal.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “WHAT I THOUGHT OF YOU” May 11, 2013

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I went with a neighbour and two children to visit our former neighbour, Ernie, at his nursing home. Along the way we listened to Holly Throsby.
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SOCIO-ECONOMIC PARADIGMS May 10, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Social Environment.
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Joe Hockey, I imagine is pleading for a new paradigm that will make his budgeting more relevant to the world as it now has become. We can listen to two people, one who addresses his current paradigm, neoliberalism and the other who will address, “What it means to be human”.
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NEVER ENOUGH May 9, 2013

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The rich it seems just want to be richer. There is never enough. We all seem to be caught up in the politics of more, the politics of growth. To criticize the few is to criticize the many, who will not be denied the opportunity to be rich.
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FEEDING THE CHOOKS May 6, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Social Environment.
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These people are not even in the proper media. They are not from the touchstones tabloid images created by Rupert.The Institute of Public Affairs doubtless is all indignity.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TRACK OF TANGENTS May 4, 2013

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Apparently, I am told that the London Underground had a sign: DOGS MUST BE CARRIED ON ESCALATORS. And that is a poor portent for me because I did not get it.
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ABC: A CASE FOR PRIVATISATION May 3, 2013

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Political leaders are not required to state there intentions or their beliefs, but more than willing to accept mandates. This is especially true of the the current leaders in Australia, and it seems more than likely that Tony Abbott will become prime minister with a hidden agenda, including it is supposed the privatisation of the ABC.
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PLANNING FOR AFTER THE ELECTION? May 1, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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The Opposition has  “a plan” that amounts to more of the same but more focused, competitive and stronger that keeps the environment in the rear view mirror.
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