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TRUTH AMID EMOTION AND FACTS

June 5, 2014 - 02:26 -- Admin

You know what those “highly paid propagandists” at the ABC are at it again suggesting that we select the facts to fit our filter of reality.

Of course, if I hold an opinion, a set of assumptions about what is nice, which are different from yours, then obviously I am not a very good thinker, or something much worse. 

SATURDAY DOG BLOG: “WATCH THE DOG”

May 31, 2014 - 19:42 -- Admin

I turned the camera back on the operator. The background was wonderful, but I could not stand looking at the person that was represented.

Dexter and Hannah more or less compel me to be aware of what they are doing. I could ignore them, but a sudden jolt would be transmitted and tangles would result. Neil deGrasse presents the opposite point of view in his program, Cosmos. Referring to climate change, he suggests, “watch the man, not the dog”:

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RETREAT

May 24, 2014 - 03:23 -- Admin

To forestall possible problems, I seek to avoid and evade any people and especially dogs on our walks.

I like to let Hannah have a run, if nothing else to work off excess energy. Dexter is not given the liberty, since based on past experience he would head off and probably end on the street. I try to warn anyone in hearing distance. This does not always work.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE REAL WORLD

May 23, 2014 - 00:01 -- Admin

On PM, Christopher Pyne waxed lyrical on the educational possibilities of fee deregulation:

The reforms will encourage higher education institutions to compete for students, when higher education institutions compete for students, students win. Students win through an improved range of choices of courses that meet their needs and that offer them qualifications that will get them a job.

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