Tag Archives: Chris Trotter

Barbie & Ken – America’s Choice 2016

US Elections 2016 Anybody who does not live in a cave and has contact with any media at all cannot avoid being exposed to the circus of the US election campaign 2016. However this year’s spectacle is unlike any other we … Continue reading

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Corbyn & Sanders – the end is nigh

It has been a while but now I find the time to reflect on recent events, which have send shockwaves through the political establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. Like the tsunami crossing the pacific at the time of writing … Continue reading

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Racism in Real Estate ?

First the facts : 1.     The Auckland housing market has gone crazy over the last few years making it all but impossible for first home buyers on average incomes to buy a house. The situation has become so … Continue reading

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100 years Gallipoli: ANZAC propaganda still working overtime

I recently read Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” researching the source of the ideology behind the biggest crime of the 20th century may be ever. There I found an interesting assessment by the WWI western front veteran why England had won the war. … Continue reading

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Creep

Prime Minister Key is on his way to Gallipoli, New Zealand’s troops are on their way to just another jolly war in the region and a Facebook play on words picture/comment takes on an altogether different meaning. The story broke … Continue reading

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Weapons of Mass-Surveillance

Once upon a time a little country in the South Pacific outpost of a great empire woke up and started to have a discussion about it’s place in the world. This was a serious discussion and became part of the national … Continue reading

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Greens must be doing the right “dirty deal”

If David Farrar in his Kiwiblog accuses the Greens of a dirty deal in Northland then they must be doing something right. The cause of Mr Farrar’s concern is the announcement of the Greens that “It is our strategic assessment that … Continue reading

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