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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “ALL THAT MATTERS” August 31, 2013

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I suppose that it matters that Spring has arrived, and it seems it did so some weeks ago. What matters is an interesting question.
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MINOR PARTIES, MAJOR MOVERS? August 30, 2013

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In this Federal Election, the key vote, as always will be in the Senate to determine which political philosophy and world view has the balance of power.
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“FREE AT LAST . . .” August 29, 2013

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Martin Luther King delivered the final speech at the culmination of the 1963 March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on this day. He gave the speech on 28 August 1963.
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GLOBAL POWER AND JUSTICE August 28, 2013

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President Obama is currently weighing the option of whether to reign death on Syria by firing cruise missiles from ships off the Mediterranean coast.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SLOW AND STEADY? August 24, 2013

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In a parallel universe, or on mass media, somewhere the Federal Election, is taking place discussing in detail and with wide range of participation the perceived issues of the moment, the next three years, and the longer future.
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USA v PRIVATE MANNING August 23, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Human Rights, The Political Internet.
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Clearly, Private Manning is a remarkable and good person. In addition the evidence implies a very intelligent person.
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FOILING TERRORISM? August 21, 2013

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What is to be done about terrorism? The problem with terrorism is that mechanism, often in the minds of those who would claim not be terrorists, for generating fear. Could understanding (and restorative justice?) be the most effective response?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GOLDEN HEARTS? August 17, 2013

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Dogs become very attuned to their human companions. That is a matter of perception. Dexter picks up on my emotional state at times. Less apparently so, Hannah because she seems more into vigorous activity.
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THE DREYFUS CASE August 16, 2013

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Mark Dreyfus, Attorney-General of the Caretaker Government, has declared that neither Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden are whistle-blowers.
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CLEARING OUT CAIRO August 15, 2013

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Egypt had an election two years ago with President Morsi’s election, and now Cairo’s Nahda Square and the space adjoining The Rabaa al-Adawija Mosque are filled with smoke from burning tyres, Police and Army vehicles and bulldozers with protesters.
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VOTING FOR, AND AGAINST, WHAT? August 11, 2013

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Somewhere in the background, there is the noise of the election campaign. I am not a party to it, nor am I its’ object. Grinding on remorselessly, one supposes, the campaign is asking for, but not deserving, attention.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “WE SHALL OVERCOME”? August 10, 2013

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There have been a few problems lately. One thing leads to another.
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MUST WE ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE? August 9, 2013

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We could if we wished, but apparently we do not want to, but reality has to be accepted. Now the election campaign is underway the issue of Climate Change has been pushed out of sight. Apparently, other concerns are more important. Can democracy even work?

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WHAT CAN BE DONE? August 7, 2013

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In the context of the Federal Election, voters will have to confront moral issues. And perhaps all the questions and debates have a moral character.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TURNING AWAY August 3, 2013

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Perhaps Dexter and Hannah are not disposed to look straight at me, and there is much turning away that goes on. They may be acting consistent with their nature.
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THE MANNING TRIAL August 1, 2013

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Bradley Manning’s military espionage trial has now entered the sentencing stage. He has gone from being recognized in court as “the accused” to “the defendant”. This phase of the trial is expected to last some months.
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