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WHERE TO FOR THE FEDERAL LNP?

January 30, 2015 - 15:56 -- Admin

I don’t claim any special insights into Australian federal politics. I am just wondering.

Although Tony Abbott seems to have lived a charmed life since the election, such is the defining power of mass media, his credibility is now shot. He has spent his political capital, and his capacity as the leader of the party and prime minister to frame the party in terms of his political agenda and priorities is critically diminished to insignificance.

CRICKET, CULTURE AND WAR

January 23, 2015 - 15:14 -- Admin

Why would the Indians be playing cricket in the first place? Presumably, because they can be criticized by an Australian cricketer and told to speak English.

An apparently trivial incident in the apparent scheme of things. I suppose that cricketers represent Australia because they are good players, not cultural ambassadors. Perhaps they are truer representatives than they imagine.

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TURNING BACK

January 17, 2015 - 04:02 -- Admin

Mostly when we turn back it has something to do with the environment. For example, I could not cross the creek. Although a flowing creek at the crossing is a seeming distant memory.

Today, Hannah had a sore paw. I don’t know what the problem was. There were a number of possibilities but rather than press on regardless, I turned around.
Dexter seemed keen about the idea for some reason. After we got home Hannah recovered.

AFGHANISTAN; WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

January 10, 2015 - 01:22 -- Admin

Now might be as good a time as any to consider what happens in Afghanistan. What the military commitment to Afghanistan worth the cost and loss of lives? Have we in general ever really cared about what happens to the people in Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere subject to murderous and cruel drone attacks.

AFGHANISTAN; WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

January 10, 2015 - 01:22 -- Admin

Now might be as good a time as any to consider what happens in Afghanistan. What the military commitment to Afghanistan worth the cost and loss of lives? Have we in general ever really cared about what happens to the people in Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere subject to murderous and cruel drone attacks.

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