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El Nino and Rain in South America December 31, 2015

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It was a puzzle to me as how El Nino would be attributed as the cause for the heavy rain and flooding in Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. So I posed the question at Skeptical Science with responses: How did El Nino bring on these heavy rains?.

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Dog Blog Again: Looking Around December 14, 2015

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Sometimes Dexter and Hannah may look back, and sometimes when they do something I am ready to catch that moment. Most of the time we are moving on, getting to where we are going without reflection.

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Dual Dog Blog: Summer Starts December 10, 2015

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I do not seem able to complete on time the weekly presentation of photos. It was always going to be a more difficult task with the passage of time. Now, there are emergent signs that I am no longer physically capable of completing the walks. Let’s hope that conclusion is inaccurate.

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Death in the US Working Class December 5, 2015

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Normally these people in the American way are given a racial classification, and described as working.

The presumption made is that neo-liberalism is new. The cruelty and structural violence has much in common with the conditions created for British underclass in the 19th Century. The Basingstoke Union Workhouse in 1881 describes the inmates. Unlike then, migration is not an option.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG:Ten Steps at a Time . . . November 23, 2015

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Upon reflection, it may be noted that mistakes can be a part of learning. In regard to this title it is obvious that I over did it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Take Five November 15, 2015

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The record is plain. This past week, Dexter and Hannah stepped out five times.They took there deprivation, as far as can be observed, in good grace. When we did take out chances, when we came back there were leeches everywhere suggesting the original screening between the their toes was less than effective.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Sun, Rain and Leeches November 10, 2015

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Even on a weekly basis, it is hard to get track of weather variability. Of course climate change is a statistical variation. The Bureau of Meteorology suggests warmer maximum and minimum temperatures. We will experience whatever happens.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Catching Sunlight and Shadows November 3, 2015

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This title suggests colours. You could say it represents yellow and black. The reference does not stop with Dexter and Hannah. Other things going, especially on Sunday morning. The Rugby World Cup final was between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. As it happens, I saw an actual wallaby in Samson’s, the horse, paddock.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Heading Out Again October 25, 2015

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Dexter and Hannah were out again last week. The early warm weather seems to have “woken up” the snakes.

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Kunduz Hospital: Just Another War Crime October 21, 2015

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On Saturday, 3 October 2015, the US apparently with deliberation attacked a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan (like most places there they have intriguing histories). This event, although egregious, is part of a pattern of international criminal impunity.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: On My Selecltion October 18, 2015

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As always there are quite a few issues with the title. Of course, it is not a selection in quite the Dad and Dave sense. Still this suburban block abutting the bush is a home for Dexter and Hannah.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Within One Week October 11, 2015

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The creek dried up at the crossing this week. It was flowing, then we had some exceptionally hot days for this early in October.
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Invention of a Languge October 9, 2015

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Languages are not just pronunciation and vocabularies. They are also grammars, which amount to ways of thinking about the world and making sense of relationships.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Footsteps October 5, 2015

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Our presence in the landscape perishes almost as soon as we leave it. Dexter and Hannah don’t do photographs but relish the information that smells provide. Walking tourists might leave the occasional imprint from their shoes, which does not last, and that is about it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Day by Day Rain September 26, 2015

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We did not go out much this past week. Most days, with the exception of last Sunday, a gentle rain fell, which for some reason always brings to mind the quality of mercy. However, Dexter and Hannah did not feel twice blessed. There was no evidence that I noticed of whinging. Dogs can be problems at times, but they are not given to common human shortcomings.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – So Far, and So Near. September 20, 2015

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Since it is now Spring, the park was open on Saturday and we diverted up towards the dam. The steepest options were chosen and it proved more demanding than I was prepared for. Dexter and Hannah took it good stride and probably thought nothing of it, other than there was more of interest on the ground.

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The Writ of English, but why is it so? September 17, 2015

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Why do many of us have some many problems with English Grammar? Linguistics tend to blame the traditional grammarians for being too prescriptive, with varying degrees of intensity.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Steeping into September September 12, 2015

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As you may guess, Dexter and Hannah stepped outside again this week for a jaunt on their leads, which went in every direction including the investigations of whatever was discovered on the ground. They are dogs, there life span is somewhat shorter than among fortunate humans.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Spring Arrives September 6, 2015

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Months and seasons seem arbitrary. The seasons especially so. It seems to be that the Wattles have been flowering for some time, and I have tried to capture that phenomenon in photos. So far, I have not heard the cicadas, but they will probably signify summer.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Then Came the Rain August 30, 2015

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Installing Windows 10 proved more than I had envisaged. As a new system, very few people, and of course least of all me, knew what was going on. I would have to say I was totally deluded in relation to system operator and computer drivers. Through a multitude of missteps, and an odd part of good fortune, my system in now reinstalled. I would like to say that I am now reinvigorated, but that seems far from true. I seemed to have drained away.
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