Category Archives: politics

Will the Arms Industry allow it ?

Perception is everything Has the Trump / Kim summit in Singapore changed anything ? Yes and No. Trump is still and even more so the embarrassing crazy buffoon and as such rich fodder for US comedians. They just have to … Continue reading

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How Bizarre

Don’t get me wrong. The Singapore summit between Trump and Kim was a very good thing. You only have to look back over the last year. North Korea conducted nuclear and intercontinental missile tests. The US considered pre-emptive military strikes. … Continue reading

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Why waste time discovering the truth ?

The West (USA) wants War Or is it just the arms industry ? Or are Donald and Trump and Theresa May engaging in threatening war talk just to distract from their domestic problems ? American demand of it’s NATO allies … Continue reading

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The Cossacks are still dancing

Dancing Cossacks’ History “The National Party’s 1975 ‘dancing Cossacks’ advertisement is the most  infamous piece of election advertising in New Zealand’s political history. National was trying to turn voters against the Labour government by suggesting that the latter’s recently introduced compulsory … Continue reading

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Lead by a Brain Amputee

No cigar for guessing who we are talking about. How could we be the only ones not talking about Him ? Humans are Social Animals We humans are an advanced kind of social animal. After millennia of evolution we are … Continue reading

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False Prophet – False Economy

Almost an Obituary New Zealand’s opposition leader and former short-time Prime Minister and long-time  Minister of Finance Bill English is resigning from Parliament. Most of the comments read almost like an obituary even if English is in his fifties and … Continue reading

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The 1% are fighting back – Resist !

Jacinda watch your back ! First the attack on the electoral system Before the final votes were even counted the defenders of the status quo had already started attacking MMP. Their discontent was the fact that under proportional representation the biggest party … Continue reading

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Media attack on New Zealand’s democracy

MMP in New Zealand Twenty five years ago New Zealand voted in a first referendum for the (more) democratic proportional voting system called MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) as recommended  by the Royal Commission after the most thorough investigation into all electoral … Continue reading

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Jacinda, You can do this – again !

Dear Jacinda The most interesting and in my mind most appealing feature you disclosed about yourself during the election campaign was the fact that some time back you left the Mormon Church. You indicated that this had not been easy. … Continue reading

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A New Zealand good-news-story

 Good-news-story New Zealand style Watching the 6 o’clock news on a Sunday night you expect a good news story somewhere to end the weekend on a positive note. Last Sunday the state broadcaster TVNZ managed the impossible feat of literally knitting the worst of the worst … Continue reading

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