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Invasion Day: Ignoring History January 28, 2016

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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History, we are told is written by the victors. If history is not is not accurate it has little value as memory. Propaganda can be very serviceable. Means have a habit of presaging ends. Orchestrated delusion, or at least failure to address the truth of the past, or worst to embrace ignorance, does not serve the larger of cause of humanity.

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Dog Blog: Small Steps January 25, 2016

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After his operation relating to his Aural Haematoma, Dexter is required to wear what our friend Ursula calls “an Elizabethan Collar”.

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Patrice Lumumba : Assassinated Leader January 22, 2016

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There was a time when the Congo dominated the news when the country gained independence in 1960. The assassination of the first elected prime minister, Patice  Lumumba always seemed puzzling.

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Dog Blog: January Jaunts January 17, 2016

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I was in a newsagent, buying the Saturday paper, and made a general comment regarding the recent usual weather. I was surprised by the response, implicitly of climate change denial. The weather is not a subject for small talk any more.

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Dog Blog: Three Days in January January 10, 2016

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The new year has opened with rain, which is far better than the alternative. The weather, as always, is a mystery that looms over us. The experience of climate is more elusive, dependent as it is, on memory.

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Where are we going? January 6, 2016

Posted by wmmbb in CLIMATE CHANGE, Cultural cognition.
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Ben Eltham, in his review of last year, argues that politicians in Australia have been to the larger, often underlying drivers of events. ( I am taking liberties with my arguments.)

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