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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NO NEED FOR WISHING June 29, 2013

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It was been raining since last Saturday at least. So much for moonshine, we have to wait for the next point in the elliptical path to see the moon up close again, since the cloud cover has been constant, if not unbroken.
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MOHAMMED’S STORY June 28, 2013

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When the mystic meets the scientist, our assumptions about that which is unknown is challenged. The question then is”: Who might understand consciousness best,if at all? What methodology works best to make sense of consciousness? Or should we ask such questions?

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PM BALLOT PREDICTION June 26, 2013

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Time for me to make the call ahead of the ALP leadership ballot to be held  in a hours time at 7PM.
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UTTARAKHAND FLOODING June 25, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), South Asia.
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As was the case last year, a portion of of the Himilayas has been subject to flooding, and it seems many of the same factors were in play.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WINTER SOLSTICE June 22, 2013

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So here is another swing at Friday Night. Hannah will using her tail – stand clear. Dexter will have his eye on the main chance, if as happened the front gate left open.

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NOT THE REAL DEAL? June 18, 2013

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Naomi Wolf has proposed a conspiracy that Ed Snowden is the agent for the top-down fear engendering internet Surveillance System, following the script of George Orwell, not a whistleblower.
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A NIGHTMARE HAS BEGUN June 16, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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The Story that keeps on giving because those responsible keep on taking. Invasion of privacy by the NSA  appears to have been out of control and definitely not accountable to Congress or any Parliament around the world.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SECRET LIFE June 15, 2013

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I hope they appreciate it. I am dedicating tonights photo blog to the secret world because these entries are probably caught up in the NSA and similar dragnets. That, and Leonard Cohen has a song that bears some relevance.
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EDWARD SNOWDEN: NONVIOLENT ACTOR? June 14, 2013

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To fulfill this script, it could be argued that Ed Snowden should have stayed put, and accepted the consequences in full.
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NO DEFENCE? June 13, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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Obviously, I don’t know much about law, but I thought everyone was entitled to present a defence, and regardless of circumstances there was to be a presumption of innocence. Furthermore, the accused’s ultimate fate was at the discretion of the jury. Apparently, none of this applies in the case of Edward Snowden, who supplied information on pervasive information collection by the US Government.
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FAIR TRIALS AND US PATRIOTS June 11, 2013

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Using terms such as show trial, as Julian Assange has done, Chris Hedges refers to the trial process as “a judicial lynching”. in relation to the military trial of Bradley Manning could be understood as emotional thinking. 
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EUROPE AWASH June 9, 2013

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Summer seems to be the season for extreme weather events. The increasing frequency of such events suggests to casual observation that there might be a connection with climate change.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: APPRECIATE EVERYTHING June 8, 2013

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The weather is cold. Encroaching black clouds suggested rain that never arrived this afternoon. Still, it better to be out rather than giving the walk a miss. I am pretty sure that Dexter and Hannah have a decided opinion on this possible option.
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BRADLEY MANNING: “SHOW TRIAL” June 5, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy, US Politics.
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Soon the Obama Presidency with will enter the twilight zone as a lame duck administration. This will be a very subtle change, and many will not notice the difference.

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“TERRORISM” AND DRONES June 3, 2013

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Drone strikes transcend national boundaries and national jurisdictions, and at least for now, conducted either by the CIA or the US military, under some form of direction by the executive office of the US President.
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