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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: KEEPER OF THE STONES May 23, 2015

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Last week was not particularly active. The dogs stayed at homes for half the week. It is hard to remember but there was probably enough rain to justify this state of affairs. Dexter and Hannah took that in their stride, but it did not deter them there would be more opportunities to venture out.
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FRIDAY DOG BLOG: NOT DARK YET May 17, 2015

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While still in the mid-May it seems the Earth spins and rotates on, and does not wait for any man and his dogs. The result is that by late afternoon things start to get dark, and a little chilly over the past week. Often while the light seems adequate, the camera shows only darkened images.

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A COMMENT MADE . . . May 11, 2015

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Jo Nova has a discussion around the commentary by Maurice Newman in The Australian.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DAYS LIKE THESE May 10, 2015

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I don’t know what the dogs think. I don’t fully appreciate their sensual space. They presumably are not totally conditioned, or instinctual. Maybe they live in the moment and have full awareness. Then again like humans they grow old, which ought to give any being a sense of the past.
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“CULTURAL COGNITION AND SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS” May 3, 2015

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The Pharaoh and his minions on our trail, and I am attempting to cross Denial 101x (UQ Massive Open Online Course) and am attempting the crossing without being swept away and drowning. God help us. Better still let’s help ourselves.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RAIN RETURNS May 2, 2015

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The weather has been on our minds. We had heavy rain the week the week before, and mid-week the rain returned. It has stayed around.
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SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS AND CLIMATE CHANGE May 1, 2015

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I did not get the point of the scientific consensus on Climate Change. There is more to say but three issues stand out:
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LAST WEEK’S DOG BLOG: Wet Feet at the Creek April 28, 2015

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We decided to stay home for a few days last week.Then after the storm came and went, the internet connection was lost for a few days.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Getting Out April 18, 2015

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It was not a particularly slow week, but it was wet for the most part, although on Thursday the temperature reached 31 degrees Celsius (about 90 degrees Fahrenheit). One of these days puns will not feature here.
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YEMEN – A War of Opportunity or a Side Show? April 17, 2015

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So what is going on with Yemen? It is puzzling, to say the least.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EARLY APRIL April 12, 2015

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The creek is not running at the crossing, but the rain has been falling. So in the immediate future, it is to be expected that Dexter and Hannah will be stopping for a drink.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GETTING ALONG April 5, 2015

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The gentle rain over the past few days may be straining the quality of mercy. Dexter and Hannah have been confined, and stretching the metaphor they seem to be taking it in their stride.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – FOCUS AND FORGET March 29, 2015

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A taxi driver told me that forgetting is God’s blessing. I wondered how that works, particularly when at the time I had forgotten something I should have remembered.
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GET A WARRANT! March 25, 2015

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In this instance, Get UP were nicer than I am prepared to be. They merely suggested a  specific warrant is necessary, as in the case of that other country moved to oppose and dispose the general warrant of the King, now 239 years ago.  Now we are under officially surveillance by the state. This is both totalitarianism, and of doubtful utility for achieving its stated objectives. Representative Democracy necessarily involves trust which when broken goes deeper than a mere constitutional crisis. (more…)

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NOW FOR A NEW SEASON March 21, 2015

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Unlike in the other hemisphere, the Autumn Equinox does not seem to be a big deal. Surely, it must mark the last of summer, and the underlying menace of bushfires. Yet the weather has been warm and sunny. When overcast it has been humid.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEEING THE RAIN March 14, 2015

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Of all the weather options, rain is one of the better options. And we had a few wet days this week. That is part of the reason Dexter and Hannah did not go out at much as they would have liked.

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DRUG DEALING AND INDONESIA March 9, 2015

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Just on the factual situation was it the case the drugs were sourced in Indonesia and the intention was to import them into Australia? What drugs were involved? Was it heroin, cocaine meth (ice) or marijuana?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “OVER THE HILL” March 7, 2015

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And in our case not far away, but near by. I am not meeting the suggested minimum of walking three kilometers each day and probably for Dexter and Hannah this might be a greater distance. Still for Dexter and myself, we were are not as young as we once were.

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IRAQ BECKONS: STEP RIGHT IN March 5, 2015

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I am as curious as George Brandis, in my case to discover what the Australian army can teach the Iraqi army about holding ground from within defensive position with special precautions against insider attacks.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SITUATION AWARENESS February 28, 2015

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Of course, if I compared the weather experienced over the past week, with the record created over the past years together with the historical record of the Bureau of Meteorology, a better of idea of climate and climate change might be gained. I am left with particular observations, such as the creek flow where we cross it. So I think there is a change, but cannot distinguish between natural variability and systemic change.

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