Written By: - Date published: 5:18 pm, April 19th, 2018 - 14 comments
Trevor Noah on the Daily Show gives the most concise and funny description of Sean Hannity’s problems concerning Donald Trump’s lawyer’s issues.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, April 18th, 2018 - 185 comments
The Australian Federal Treasury has put out a think piece that has come out strongly in support of the government policy of adding 190,000 non-humanitarian migrants a year with a focus on taking skilled workers. Should New Zealand do the same?
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, April 18th, 2018 - 34 comments
Doctors being intimidated.
Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, April 17th, 2018 - 41 comments
The Independent’s Robert Fisk reports from Douma, where he interviewed one of the clinic doctors who said that the images that outraged Trump, May and Macron were real, but the cause was oxygen starvation from dust, not poisonous gas. Could it be that misleading images started a bombing war? What might this say about Western values?
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, April 17th, 2018 - 70 comments
May claimed she couldn’t wait until Monday before unleashing compassion on Syria on Friday night. Which brought a line from this to mind….
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, April 15th, 2018 - 160 comments
Apparently “this lot” really do care about people.
Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, April 12th, 2018 - 85 comments
I am inclined to believe that there are at least some New Zealanders who are as “racist as fuck”.
Written By: - Date published: 4:10 pm, April 11th, 2018 - 17 comments
It’s really easy to get cranky right now and believe the world is retreating into to a sad Cold War binary in which Russia and its allies are always in high tension with the United States and its allies. A new Cold War.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments
Partial transcript of a speech as reported in “The Independent”
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 88 comments
Remember two weeks ago when Jacinda Ardern’s handling of the Russian poisoning scandal was considered to be a major misstep? Well with the benefit of hindsight it appears to have been a very balanced nuanced response to an incident that is not as clear cut as it was presented.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 14 comments
Does being incoherent work sometimes? With the President of North Korea visiting China for the first time, meeting with the South Korean President for the first time, and preparing to meet with the Japanese President and with the President of the United States, was Trump’s approach actually right for the circumstances?
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, April 4th, 2018 - 45 comments
General Tim Keating’s resignation.
Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, April 2nd, 2018 - 97 comments
In the second stage of a false flag attack, facts go out the window and the sole issue becomes “are you for us or against us.” Our media and National Party politicians are well into this stage in the Skripal affair. But as questions mount and skeptics proliferate from all sides, Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters may well be wiser than media advisers by not following blindly the western herd. 26 countries is not the whole world. Update: Porton Down unable to establish Novichok of Russian origin.
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, March 31st, 2018 - 28 comments
Political power doesn’t respond well when those who are meant to be invisible decide to be visible.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, March 26th, 2018 - 32 comments
Two speakers from yesterday’s March for Our Lives.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, March 24th, 2018 - 23 comments
Yup. It’s okay to be a bit scared.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, March 21st, 2018 - 80 comments
A whistleblower, Christopher Wyllie, has explained how Cambridge Analytica managed to secure the data of 50 million Americans and how it was used in the last US Presidential election.
Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, March 19th, 2018 - 37 comments
Facebook, Putin, poisoning and Ghouta have all given fairly extensive media coverage of late. Nothing much on Afrin. Afrin has just fallen to terrorists backed by Turkey.
Update: the photo used for this post is of the The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA), who are part of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces fighting in Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 5:55 pm, March 16th, 2018 - 517 comments
The possible poisoning of Sergei Skripal and the consequent hysteria have all the signs of another false flag operation, as we saw before the second American invasion of Iraq. The chain of circumstantial evidence has more holes in it than a swiss cheese, and while attempted murder (if that is what it is) is a criminal act Winston Peters and Jeremy Corbyn are sane voices calling for evidence before any attribution still less action.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, March 14th, 2018 - 164 comments
In his usual dignified way, Donald Trump announced that he was sacking Rex Tillerson, the American Secretary of State in a tweet. And so the round of musical chairs that marks the White House’s descent into even more incompetence continues. Meanwhile the farce of the Russian election proceeds in their background of state operated terrorism in the UK. But there is some light
Written By: - Date published: 5:05 am, March 14th, 2018 - 24 comments
“I believe that the impulse to hide the NZDF’s mistakes led the Chief of Defence Force knowingly to mislead the media and the public.”