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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – FOCUS AND FORGET

March 29, 2015 - 22:16 -- Admin

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.

Obviously we would quickly arrive at information overload if we remembered every detail. Photos are good for detail, often requiring time and context to be inferred. The driver suggested a deeper meaning in which enmities between people were possible to be put aside.

GET A WARRANT!

March 25, 2015 - 20:27 -- Admin

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NOW FOR A NEW SEASON

March 21, 2015 - 23:13 -- Admin

 

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.

It seemed quite a week for solar events. There was the equinox, a super moon, and the Aurora Australis got into the act.
 

As seen from Goulburn (via ABC Illawarra)

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEEING THE RAIN

March 14, 2015 - 21:59 -- Admin

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.

I have been in thunder storms and I know what they are like. I am not so good at running these days. There were two storms forecast this week, but fortunately we did not bear any of the impact other than distant thunder. We got rain.

DRUG DEALING AND INDONESIA

March 9, 2015 - 23:27 -- Admin

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?

There is the issue of capital punishment which is cruel and barbarous. On the other hand what country what other country would allow drug smuggles to rehabilitate themselves?

IRAQ BECKONS: STEP RIGHT IN

March 5, 2015 - 01:26 -- Admin

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.

Noam Chomsky is not alone in his assessment on the background that gave rise to Islamic State. The brutal assault on and invasion of a fragile society after war with Iran and sanctions is not the least of it:

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