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Back in the U.S.S.A.

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, February 18th, 2020 - 25 comments

The onslaught launched against Trump from sections of corporate media and liberal institutions will look as nothing next to the unified onslaught that will be unleashed against a President Sanders.

All hail our computer overlords

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 24th, 2019 - 34 comments

IBM has staged a debate between an IBM computer and the world debating champion. The human won but the debate suggests that it may be just a matter of time … and the computer had remarkable things to say about poverty.

Getting rid of bitcoin could help save the planet

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, November 1st, 2018 - 39 comments

There is a rather simple way for the world to do something significant about climate change and global warming. All that we have to do is work out how to get rid of bitcoin.

Banksy piece sells at auction for record price, then shreds itself

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, October 7th, 2018 - 29 comments

A Banksy piece has shredded itself shortly after being sold for a record price.

Jacinda Ardern on the Late Show

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 28th, 2018 - 43 comments

Video of Jacinda Ardern on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

Worst campaign video ever?

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, August 31st, 2018 - 18 comments

Repbulican Ron Desantis has released what may be the worst campaign video ever.

Auntie Beeb gets a well deserved skelping.

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 3rd, 2018 - 11 comments

Censorship kicked into touch.

Burning it Down.

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 2nd, 2018 - 8 comments

The BBC goes a bit ‘book burny’ on it.

The real conspiracy facing New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 55 comments

Rhys Darby has discovered the real conspiracy facing New Zealand by judicious use of the Internet.  And Clarke Gayford does not feature.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 47 comments

Bollocks and bullshit lands on shits and giggles.

This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, April 3rd, 2018 - 29 comments

Make of this what you will.

Election night coverage

Written By: - Date published: 1:18 pm, September 23rd, 2017 - 13 comments

Some places for lefties to follow the counting and take part in the talking.

Two ticks red

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, September 22nd, 2017 - 25 comments

Who I am going to vote for and why.

Why you should vote – from a White Man Behind a Desk

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, September 19th, 2017 - 4 comments

It’s the kind of video that makes you go “what the fuck man. with one (1) eight minute video you convinced half of my “it’s my right to not vote and i hate politicians so Fuck Elections” friends to vote. i’ve been trying for weeks, and you put up a singular video on it and they’re persuaded.”

Real video from National’s campaign launch

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, August 30th, 2017 - 8 comments

The Standard has received real video from National’s campaign launch

What are our SAS up to? An easy to digest guide!

Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, August 15th, 2017 - 8 comments

A short video looking at the major issues in the Hager/Stephenson book ‘Hit and Run’

Paula Bennett gets owned by Phil Twyford in question time

Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, July 27th, 2017 - 22 comments

This afternoon in Parliament during question time Paula Bennett showed clearly that this Government has no idea what to do about the housing crisis.

Jonathan Pie on the UK Election

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, June 10th, 2017 - 13 comments

Jonathan Pie celebrates the UK election result.

When a wannabe politician’s social media goes wrong

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, April 27th, 2017 - 10 comments

Over in Australia a One Nation candidate has withdrawn his candidacy after a merciless twitter attack and a photo of him in front of a swasticker mowed into a lawn and giving a nazi salute appeared.

False Equivalence

Written By: - Date published: 4:47 pm, October 2nd, 2016 - 21 comments

John Oliver excellent as always – this time on the difference in scandal quality between Clinton & Trump.

Post truth politics – White man behind a desk

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 12 comments

Robbie from WBMAD analyses the current trend to make politics a truth free phenomenon, offers funny yet incisive comments on the effect of social media on politics and finishes with videos of cats.

Has Hillary Clinton hired Bernie Sanders’ social media team?

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 21st, 2016 - 18 comments

Overnight Hillary Clinton’s campaign team has released a video that not only elegantly mimics and repeats the 1964 classic campaign ad “Confessions of a Republican” but involves the same actor who for exactly the same reasons has decided he cannot support the Republican candidate for the presidency.

Boris Johnson’s HQ as the EU referendum results came in …

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, July 1st, 2016 - 3 comments

Rumoured to be satire …

Vaccines DO Cause Autism Shock!

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 pm, June 2nd, 2016 - 266 comments

A young Mexican scientist has compiled compelling evidence about the link between vaccines and autism. Not only does 12 year old Marco Arturo provide a comprehensive overview of the dangers, he also brilliantly channels Barack Obama. The best two minutes on the net today.

John Oliver: Scientific studies (or why media are so useless at it)

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 6 comments

John Oliver takes a good solid swing at the media who suck up shit press releases designed by institutions to get funding and interest groups doing marketing for their products, and the idiotic consumers of schlock ‘facts’. Or John Key who apparently thinks that money magically changes physics.

Jonathan Pie has election anger

Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 8 comments

Jonathan Pie rails against media attempts to attack Jeremy Corbyn and Labour over the recent local body election results.

There are people living in cars

Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, February 17th, 2016 - 37 comments

Grant Robertson gave an impassioned speech yesterday in Parliament on how poverty in New Zealand is a disgrace.

Sanders v Clinton Campaign ads

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, February 14th, 2016 - 32 comments

Recent campaign videos from Bernie Saunders and from Hillary Clinton provide interesting contrasts on who the candidates are targeting. Which approach is best?

What have the Unions ever done for us?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 11th, 2016 - 48 comments

A video from the TUC in the UK explaining how important Unions are which is just as relevant for Aotearoa as it is for the UK.

Merry f&*king christmas from Jonathan Pie

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 3 comments

Jonathan Pie in his own way celebrates the event that is Christmas

Jonathan Pie wants the world economy explained

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 2nd, 2015 - 3 comments

Jonathan Pie discusses the meaning of the World’s economy in 3 minutes and 11 seconds.

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