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AFGAHNISTAN APPRAISAL October 30, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia, Terrorism Issues.
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Of course, this is something that is not going to happen at the government level because it leads to unfortunate conclusions. Now Tony Abbott is the man of the moment, with the now familiar spray of nonsense. This is an unfair judgment because it would be the lot and framing of any prime minister.
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TONY TALKS TO WASHINGTON October 29, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Tony Abbott’s responds to The Washington Post on a number of policy issues. He was interviewed by Lally Weymouth.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: A KIND OF SHADOW October 26, 2013

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The skies have now cleared from the bushfires. As always lessons should have been learnt, but I have to admit I am still not prepare for such an eventuality around here.
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FROM NO TO DENIAL October 22, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Officially, in the process from Leader of the Opposition to Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and prominent Cabinet “spokes things”, are continuing to be the “nattering nabobs of negativism”.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SMOKE IN THE AIR October 19, 2013

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On Thursday, smoke from the fires to the north and west covered the sky and sun was seen as a red ball.I only noticed the effect when I took out Dexter and Hannah.
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SHUTDOWN TO SHUTDOWN October 18, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Antipathy to government is one thing, but taking it to almost the limit is another.

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IS THIRTY YEARS ENOUGH ? October 15, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Thirty years of climate change delay and denial is probably enough.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “THAT’S WHAT IT IS” October 12, 2013

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Fortune can be both good and bad, and better than we understand it to be.

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QUESTIONS FOLLOWING LIBYAN PM’S RELEASE October 11, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, Human Rights, Terrorism Issues.
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The detention and release of the Libyan Prime Minister seems to have elements of farce, which does not arise solely from the social disruption created by the externally sponsored overthrow of Gaddafi.
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A NEW STORY? October 8, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in CLIMATE CHANGE.
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The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.”

Thomas Berry
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: L’ANIMA MIO October 5, 2013

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Dexter and Hannah did not know 4 October was World Animal Day. Most of these special days go by without recognition, the failure to appreciate thelr significance. Perhaps today I should make an exception.
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BERTRAND RUSSELL ON WAR AND PEACE October 3, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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In 195O, Bertrand Russell was given the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the Nobel committee said a champion of “humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought”. His views reflect the different times at which he wrote, and he seems to be both a observer and a historian. He spent months,for example, in Russia following the victory of the Bolshevik Revolution.

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