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Official climate change fraud

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, June 14th, 2016 - 136 comments

Scientists and experts have been knowingly understating the unfolding climate change catastrophe to governments and decision makers. Why? For the sake of what is “politically palatable”.

Climate change: time playing tricks

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 pm, May 21st, 2016 - 18 comments

A recap of the 2006 climate change documentary “Dimming the Sun” featuring NASA’s Jim Hansen. Time has definitely not been kind to us.

Love Trump.

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 47 comments

A class in political sloganeering 101. Read and learn.

We’re going to burn it all, until we burn it down.

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 am, May 20th, 2016 - 173 comments

What does it really mean to reduce NZ’s total fossil fuel use by 50% by 2030: a warm up discussion for an upcoming thought experiment.

Make the TPP a Conscience Vote

Written By: - Date published: 6:29 pm, May 15th, 2016 - 84 comments

Last week, Andrew Little gave Phil Goff permission to vote with National for the TPP. Bryan Bruce asks if it is time for all MPs to be given a conscience vote on the TPP.

Laundering earnings vs laundering money

Written By: - Date published: 4:49 pm, May 13th, 2016 - 35 comments

When a corporation launders its earnings in a tax haven, it is completely upfront about where the money came from and who it belongs to, which differentiates the activity from “money laundering.”

Logging truck roll overs meeting: Otaika Valley Hall tomorrow night!

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, May 9th, 2016 - 19 comments

A fully laden logging truck tears up the road like thousands of cars. And when they keep rolling over around the corner, locals get very nervous and upset for themselves and their kids.

Arise, Sir Lynton

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, May 8th, 2016 - 28 comments

Lynton Crosby on his knees receiving a knighthood for services to conservative politics. To me, this really signals who is running the show, who is still running the show, and what their values are.

Trump 41%, Clinton 39%

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 am, May 6th, 2016 - 103 comments

A US-wide poll shows Trump leading Clinton 41% to 39%. The poll was taken before Trump won the nomination. His numbers will have strengthened now.

Global poverty. Global oligarchy.

Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, April 3rd, 2016 - 13 comments

The west continues to hold a lock on global wealth. Africa and India remain desperately poor. China has built a burgeoning working class and middle class.

Oliver Stone backs Sanders; attacks pro-war Clinton

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 pm, April 1st, 2016 - 84 comments

Oliver Stone says that the fascism and corruption of big money has poisoned US politics. And Hilary Clinton has embraced it.

Global elite plan their escape from “pleb masses”

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 29th, 2016 - 35 comments

So, Key has now come out and revealed to us how afraid the global oligarch class (and their well paid professional enablers) are. They appear to have no plans to reverse their activites to make things better for us.

Putin’s “surprise” partial withdrawal from Syria

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, March 21st, 2016 - 86 comments

Russia is pulling out a large part of its forces in Syria. Is this a sign of Putin’s success – or a retreat that gives evidence to Putin and Russia’s weakness?

Preliminary RM results: NZF jumps to 9%

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 pm, March 18th, 2016 - 289 comments

New Zealand First rises 3% to 9% in the latest RM, for their best RM result in the last year or two.

Compare and contrast: Little vs Corbyn on immigration

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 pm, March 16th, 2016 - 284 comments

Andrew Little says that NZ should restrict foreigners working as chefs [Update: Not exactly, no]. Jeremy Corbyn says the focus of government should be on health and schools, not restricting immigrants.

Could National lose Whangarei?

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, March 14th, 2016 - 43 comments

National are nervous about losing the safe electorate seat of Whangarei. Something tells me that the NATs will be fighting back hard come 2017.

Who is ultimately responsible for NZ’s massive dairy farm debt?

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, March 12th, 2016 - 82 comments

People talk of excessive borrowing in the dairy sector. Of course, the real problem is that of excessive lending.

JMG: The Decline and Fall of Hillary Clinton

Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, February 27th, 2016 - 74 comments

As with Corbyn, and as with Syriza, the US oligarchy is now finding out that ordinary people are refusing to buy into the status quo regardless of how much big money spin is being spun.

the Global Death Economy

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 25th, 2016 - 141 comments

A new edition of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” has been released. It makes it clear that we are in the grip of a global “Death Economy” and a collective embrace of ‘Thanatos’, the death instinct.

Turkey is in trouble and the US is part of it

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 33 comments

The Middle East temperature is heating up and Turkey is finding itself in trouble on many fronts.

What poverty?: Emirates declares 1st Class a success

Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 55 comments

Looks like the top 1% and the cashed up asset rich are doing just fine. The rest of you, work harder.

Business as Usual

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, February 22nd, 2016 - 65 comments

Danyl McLauchlan at the Dim-Post remarks that the Opposition continues to be unable to get voters to question the Key Government or to even consider the alternative that they are presenting.

General Lord Dannatt: UK should work with Assad in Syria

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 21st, 2016 - 88 comments

Russia understands how to defeat ISIS and the UK should be helping not opposing them, says a former UK Army chief of staff.

Roy Morgan: NAT 48.5% (up 1.5%), LAB/GR 41.5% (unch)

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 am, February 20th, 2016 - 391 comments

NZ is heading in the right direction, say 56.5% of NZ electors (down 3%).

Afghanistan – a forgotten war

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 pm, February 15th, 2016 - 27 comments

More than a decade after the Taliban Government was ‘regime changed’ by the west, the Taliban are resurgent and Afghan civilian deaths are as high as ever.

Syria escalating

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 14th, 2016 - 37 comments

Turkey has started shelling the US backed Kurdish forces that are fighting against ISIS. What could go wrong?

So, how would you spend $1.2B per year?

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 84 comments

A Kiwi Kids allowance for all under fives, with totally fee free public primary and secondary schools.

Collision course Syria

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, December 5th, 2015 - 81 comments

Russia is backing anti-Islamist Kurds in Northern Syria to control their own territory, and acting directly against the interests of the jihadist groups that Turkey, a NATO member, is supporting. The temperature will only rise from here.

As we bind ourselves with the TPP, so other countries will fill the need

Written By: - Date published: 5:58 pm, December 4th, 2015 - 112 comments

Reeling from tough produce sanctions, Russia will pursue a strategy as the world’s largest supplier of ‘ecologically clean’ food. And where is NZ?

International law and the Turkish shootdown of the RuAF Su-24

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments

Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for  Turkey other than using lethal force?

ABP Branch of Labour goes into recess; all Branch Officers to resign

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 pm, November 22nd, 2015 - 425 comments

Dunedin’s most active and most innovative Labour Party branch is going into recess.

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