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Daily Review 29/09/2015

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  1. The Fairy Godmother 1

    I have just finished reading the book “Into the river” which I bought from Amazon after it was banned in New Zealand. I found it a very moving book. Yes it has some sexual scenes in it but that is not the purpose of the book. It has some strong themes about bullying and racism including institutional racism. It also has stuff about rape in it. I doubt very much that this book would cause any teenager to go out and have risky sex. If they banned this book because of sexual references then they would also have to ban many of the songs and music videos that teenagers watch.

    • mickysavage 1.1

      I would not recommend doing this if you live in New Zealand!

      But it is strange that 50 shades of grey should be readily available without restriction but this book should be banned.

  2. maui 2

    Over on TDB Nicky Hager says his phone was tapped or in the process of being. But he’s too old school to be caught out by that, he doesn’t have a cellphone.

    • Alix 2.1

      Ian Wishart has always been my favourite investigative journalist. He is extremely advanced in thought and has brilliant knowledge on every single subject. It amazes me how extremely intelligent he is, and an awesome guy! X

      • Alix 2.1.1

        Just watching Nicky Hager live- God that guy can literally bore you to death.

        Death by boredom, that’s how it is.

        [Okay. So from feeling dubious about letting your first comment through I’m giving you this one time only warning to contribute to discussion or to remain in the dustbin of moderation. Clear?] – Bill

      • Draco T Bastard 2.1.2

        Ian Wishart has always been my favourite investigative journalist.

        He used to be an investigative journalist and a good one. Now he just seems to spout ideological BS.

        He is extremely advanced in thought and has brilliant knowledge on every single subject.

        He really doesn’t seem to know anything about anything as all he ever does is regurgitate failed ideology.

        • Alix 2.1.2.1

          I know Ian, he restricts himself. But if you asked him absolute knowledge on absolutely anything he would know. He can be Christian, Gnostic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist etc… Atheist, Deist, theist or an Agnostic- whatever takes his fancy and can slam you in an argument or a debate. That is how extremely intelligent he is. He is brilliant.

    • Anne 2.2

      Of course Hager’s phone is being tapped. He may not have a cell phone but he probably has – or used to have – a landline. It is likely to be police intelligence hoping to get a lead on Rawshark’s identity, or a heads up on the subject matter of his current projects. Rumour has it he has been investigating a tip-off into corruption within the police force.

      You can also add to that the probability of interference with Hager’s communications by private individuals on behalf of certain people in high places including a politician or two.

  3. b waghorn 3

    Just caught a story on “story” about our new tax payer funded $6 million diplomats pad in Hawaii , this is our 14 th diplomats pad in the U.S of A.
    And when McCully was asked about it if he wasn’t lying I’ll eat my hat .

  4. greywarshark 4

    News: Liquid salt water flows on earth. I cried when I read about huge amounts of money to be spent on exploring Mars and testing the living conditions there. Planet Earth was such an amazing place I believe. Pity that the humans ruined it. Oh well some of us will do better on this red place (she said in a determined way.)

    How about now. Spending $1 million in each country of the world doing somethng that will conserve the natural resources there seen as useful by the local people.
    And sit down at night, relax, and watch Babylon 5. Or read NZ Phillip Mann if you can find one, or John Wyndham.

    • Kaplan 4.1

      I hear you. But those two things are not mutually exclusive.
      I’d suggest cutting defence budgets around the world and distributing the savings between conserving the earth and space exploration. Those two things are the best hope for long term human survival.
      Then God help the solar system..

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