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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Breast Feeding

Joanne Black: “I’m a great fan of breastfeeding and, in fact, of all takeaway food, since it provides instant gratification and no dishes”. The outfit La Leche (not to mention the Plunkett Society) have created controversy by forcing a few seconds to be cut from an anti-smoking advertisement. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Maori Holocaust

As this subject matter has, once again, hit the international news it seems a good time to talk about it. The phrase is one used by Maori academics in a perversion of history. So, let’s look at some facts. In the nineteen forties the European Jewish population fell by 60%. Most of this can be traced... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 3, 2012

1.5

This week Auckland City welcomed its 1.5th million citizen. Co-incidently this arrival was at the same time as a world report that showed Auckland is the MOST expensive place in the world to buy a home. This is an artificial construct caused by council policy rather than land shortage. I’m sure... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Megaupload

The raid of the Megaupload mansion last Thursday raises some interesting questions that require a little discussion. Background: Megaupload is a file sharing site. Its point of difference is that it keeps the files on site rather than being a distribution node (this means that there is always at... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Politics

Having been kept out of commenting on the NZ elections last year I was planning on avoiding commentary on the US elections but recent events have made this impossible, the footage of US soldiers pissing on corpses requires commentary. My initial response was to ask my brother if he wanted to book a... Sign in to see full entry.

Movies

Most Friday’s my younger brother and I get together to watch movies with the choice of who chooses what to watch changing every week. We also play a little drinking game. He who chooses the movie(s) also has to choose a drink that is thematically linked to what we are watching. The other person has... Sign in to see full entry.

Razor Blades

For several years now I’ve been getting hot under the collar about razor blades – in particular, the price. First came the double blade, then the triple, now they’re up to five blades. But, and this is the important thing, each brand and each system of brand does NOT have interchangeable handles... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year

Not much news happens in the new year so just to bring you all up to scratch. The Rena has finally split in half, Half sinking to the bottom of the ocean and half still stuck on the reef. While most of the oil and cargo had been unloaded there was still enough to create an oil spill threatening... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

XMAS

‘Tis the season to be merry. Happy Christmas, everyone. Sign in to see full entry.

Charter Schools

As part of the confidence and supply agreement with the ACT party National have agreed to institute a system of Charter schools starting in South Auckland. As National does not agree with the idea of Charter schools the system, for as much as I can make sense of it, bears as much to what ACT... Sign in to see full entry.

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