Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top Five Lies: Part Four

Lie ================================================== Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza was not “proportional”. ================================================== Truth ================================================== Over 7 000 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. The proper response to attacks... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Top Five Lies About Israel: Three

LIES ================================== Palestinians have a legitimate claim to Jerusalem as their Capital. TRUTH ================================== Jerusalem was the capital of a Jewish State for 1000 years, and has been the focus of Jewish tradition and prayer ever since. It has never been the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Top 5 Lies About Israel: Part Two

LIE =============================== Israel’s claim to land is not legitimate. ============================== TRUTH ============================== The land of Israel has been occupied continuously by Jews for over 3 000 years. Israel is the only country with UN authorisation for its existence.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Top Five Lies About Israel (Part One)

Over the last 6 months or so an advertisement has been placed in the “New Zealand Herald” every week by a group called “Kiwis for Balanced Reporting on the Middle East, who want you to know the whole truth” (okay, I included the last half of that to embarrass them!). I usually ignored the ad on the... Sign in to see full entry.

A Life Of Adventure

I never thought I’d begin this year in the same way as I began the last - with my computer crashing. But… there you are. History does repeat Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Xmas Tales

As Xmas is the time for children let's start with 2 tales about children. Last month a 9 year old girl was found hiding in a cupboard. She was starving, dehydrated, anaemic from internal bleeding, had a broken bone in her foot, was covered in bruises (literally), had a toe nail ripped out and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Xmas

I have a good excuse for not posting last week - I lost my glasses (the new, $900 ones). This did make me step up my plans for contacts. The good news is - I found my glasses. They were in a place where I needed my glasses to see them (took me 5 secs when I could see). Anyway - contact lenses and a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bad Reporting 3

There have been many examples this week but the one that got me was a headline:- " Recession Blamed For Increase Of Corruption In New Zealand ". The body of the article spoke about a study of the perception of corruption in this country. This doesn't change an international study's conclusion this... Sign in to see full entry.


Last week - no entries. Reason - the only big news was the service for the missing Pike River miners and the Wikileaks saga. neither required a comment (although Wikileajs did come close to being a "Bad Reporting" entry). This week: - New Zealand parliament has passed a law that says persons serving... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Window Of Opportunity (4 Hours): Pike River Mine

A common complain (from armchair critics) during the course of the Pike River tragedy is - why wasn’t the window of opportunity used to effect a rescue? The window of opportunity is the 2-4 hours it might take for volatile gases to accumulate after a mine explosion. So, let’s assume the 4 hour... Sign in to see full entry.

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