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How many Lives to balance the books ?

St John Ambulance Service It always struck me as odd that in New Zealand the most vital of emergency service is not run by the government but an NGO (non governmental organisation). In this case a not for profit charitable … Continue reading

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And the good news is . . . .

The regular readers of this blog will have noticed that since the US election the author has gone numb. But now even my cardiologist encouraged me to resume writing. As a model patient I have to follow doctor’s orders. Lets … Continue reading

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USA/facebook conundrum : Nudity and fake news

Nudity not ok I have been banned from posting on facebook for 24 hours. I re-posted a political cartoon critical of exploitation including sexual exploitation and hypocrisy. I self censored the image above so you are not blinded by two … Continue reading

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“Scary Movie 16” – US Election

I am utterly sick of the US election and can’t wait it to be over. It has become so incredibly ugly and the downward spiral seems to have no end. And I am scared. I don’t want to be held … Continue reading

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Being British

English – German Friendship We recently went on a trip back to Europe and my old “Fatherland” Germany. First we stayed with very good old friends in Düsseldorf. The main topic of political conversation besides the refugee crisis in Europe and especially in … Continue reading

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Leicester City : What took you so long ?

Depressing World Affairs I had to take a break writing about local and world affairs because they are so depressing. Just the day of writing our own Mini-Trump aka John Key declared before his trip to Fiji that “their democracy was not … Continue reading

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I am not “Charlie Hebdo” I am not an “Journal Irresponsable”

The Charlie Hebdo and anti-Jewish attacks in Paris is a story of two distinct parts. The second is only too familiar. The first is the story of a few mad, misguided, violent criminals, known to the authorities, murdering innocent people at will and in turn being killed. … Continue reading

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Beware of call for Police State

We are witnessing a very dangerous trend of liberal democracies with universal human rights and freedoms mutating into a authoritarian police states. One example for this concern is a recent speech and the underlying thinking of the FBI Director James Comey … Continue reading

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The Dogs of War, again – how ‘odd’ ?

We are just being prepared for joining another war, again ! I will not argue about the evil of our latest enemy. However I have a nagging question ever since I arrived in this county well over 30 years ago … Continue reading

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Welcome all

It has been 15 years since our last cyber presence with our web-site “Economic Myth Busters”. Reading the editorial after all that time it looks like it could have been written yesterday. Inequality was a major issue during the recent … Continue reading

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