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REFUGEE POLICY: “MORALLY CORRUPT AND INDEFENSIBLE” January 30, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Former Naval Captain John Ingram was reported by ABC News that turning refugee boats away and forcing them back to Indonesia was not the Navy’s way of doing things. He is most likely right. It seems that the Government has involved the Navy and Military in “Operation Sovereign Borders” in a way that politicizes them, and in a way that by inference ignores their advice about these operations.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: CONTINUITY AND COMMENT January 25, 2014

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I don’t know what is going on with Picasa. It is possible of course that the “publish to blogger”, or “blog this” function has been removed for what reason I cannot imagine.

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EDWARD SNOWDEN: A TRAITOR? January 24, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Internet Age.
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Many events occur, with some having more historical significance than others. Perhaps representative of a pervasive maladroitness richly on display by Australian Federal Ministers, it nonetheless interesting, if trivial, to hear the Australian Foreign Minister describe Edward Snowden as a “traitor”.
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CALIFORNIAN DROUGHT January 20, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Governor Jerry Brown with reluctance declared California to be in drought last Friday. On its face this is surprising since it is summer here, it must be winter there. Furthermore, this is another extreme weather circumstance, occurring in a not a La Nina or El Nina year.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEARCH FOR INSIGHT January 18, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general, DOG BLOG -.
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Picasa is still not working, although it did work as it had done previously for short while. I had to revert to using You Tube.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: MEETING WITH DHARMA January 11, 2014

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And it feels like karma. It is not everyday that Dharma comes into our walks. Dharma is probably there. Dexter has his dharma, as does Hannah.
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FRAMING REFUGEE POLICY January 10, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights.
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I am looking for wider debate and discussion on the refugee question. For example, why punish refugees, if the purpose is to punish those who profit from organizing their trips? Dehumanization of people in desperate circumstances is a start of an inevitable sequence of violence, including the mistreatment  of young children and their mothers. The urge to finds more creative solutions leads from a “pacific” solution to necessary cruelty.

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INDUCING RELAXATION? January 8, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience, Miscellaneous.
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My first response is denial or skepticism. The claims cannot possibly be true. Then again, how would I know? If these claims were true, it might be helpful. It is easy to be dismissive. To ignore evidence.The only thing to do is to try it.
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THE CLIMATE TO GET HOTTER January 4, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in CLIMATE CHANGE.
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According to sceintists at UNSW the global temperatures are set to rise faster than expected.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GOING BACK AGAIN January 4, 2014

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We keep on going back again.  Dexter, and in particular Hannah, miss going out, when that happens. The dogs spend some time  following scents and odd and ends along the way, which is a worry.The good thing is that we get home seemingly OK.

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A BLEAK 2014 BECKONS January 2, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE, Human Rights.
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2014 will mark hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. So thing could get worse. The prime minister  believes in climate change denial.The Government believes in the remedial powers of violence in relation to refugees and asylum seekers .

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