Monthly Archives: March 2021

Venezuelans know what New Zealanders have yet to learn

A recent poll suggests Venezuelans think they have little real political choice between their two mainstream political parties. The governing party is the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. The main opposition is led by Juan Guaidó, who is recognised as the legal President, but cannot take office because past President Maduro has the support of the armed forces, and refuses

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It was never just about Trump

So called right wing pundits in New Zealand generally opposed President Trump. These include one time National Party leader Don Brash (who wore Biden socks for a TV appearance) David Farrar, the owner of Kiwiblog, writer Matthew Hooton and broadcaster Sean Plunkett. Supporting Biden over Trump was wrong for the political right on so many levels, but as I said

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Antifa affiliated group claims to be working with NZ academics and mainstream media

The group called Paparoa is a New Zealand branch of Antifa who describe themselves as “not your typical antifa collective”. They claim they have serious connections and support within the New Zealand mainstream media and academia. Antifa is a communist organisation that has its origins way back in Germany and Russia post the Russian Revolution of 1917. It has been

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Malcolm Turnbull alleges Scott Morrison heavily involved in toppling PM Tony Abbott

Sharri Markson of Sky News reads excerpts from Malcom Turnbull’s recent book “A Bigger Picture”. Turnbull alleges Morrison played a far greater role in Tony Abbott’s removal than previously suggested. Whereas one should be skeptical of all political tales, and especially those coming from Turnbull, the allegations do have the ring of truth. Morrison’s role in Abbotts removal has always

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New historical data on sea levels shows no connection to CO2 levels

More than 70 recent scientific publications show that there is absolutely nothing unusual about the magnitude and rapidity of today’s sea level changes. These academically peer-reviewed papers show that sea levels were on average 2 meters higher earlier in the Holocene than they are today. New data recovered from UK record archives extends back 200 years, and demonstrates that while there are changes in

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