Posts Tagged ‘neo-colonialism’

Chinese democracy

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, June 20th, 2010 - 137 comments

According to Chinese State media. The Key government has secretly apologised to the Chinese dictatorship for allowing Russel Norman to protest new vice-dictator Xi Jinping. Since when was a peaceful protest something we apologise for? No apology from the Chinese appears to have been sought or recieved. Shameful, corwardly behaviour from our kowtowing government. [Update. The Herald reports our PM personally called the Chinese to apologise. Jaw-dropping]

Seriously, there are better uses for $10 mil

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, July 10th, 2009 - 35 comments

Why are we giving $10 million a year in aid to Niue with a population of 1600? It’s $6250 per person each bloody year. About half their GDP (most of the rest is remittances). We finance their whole government. We’ve given them an extra $20 million (ie one whole year’s GDP) over the last five […]

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