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Parsing John Key

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 21st, 2015 - 32 comments

John Key’s recent public response to the news of the likely interception of Chinese diplomatic communications resemble those of a used car salesman rather than those of a New Zealand Prime Minister.

But they do it too …

Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, April 19th, 2015 - 22 comments

With revelations that New Zealand has potentially been involved in the interception of Chinese diplomatic communications the questions arise did John Key know about it and did he authorise the activity.

Massive illicit bust of Edward Snowden erected in Brooklyn

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, April 7th, 2015 - 13 comments

A group of unidentified artists have erected a bronze patina bust of Eric Snowden on a stone column in Brooklyn.  The authorities are investigating.

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