Is it time to invade Saudi Arabia?

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By Martyn Bradbury

 

 

Why is it that one form of Islamic oppression seems to be far nicer than another form? Do we only go to war against those Islamic oppressors we don’t directly fund?   MORE >>

 

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Setting The Agenda View All →

To Lunchtime And Beyond! Why there’s no more loyal servant of the Anglo-Saxon Empire than the New Zealand National Party

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By   4 days ago

THERE IS A REASSURING CONSISTENCY about the prejudices of the National Party. No matter how thick the spin-doctors and PR specialists apply the lacquer of moderation to the institution’s exterior, the reactionary timber beneath just keeps rotting away.

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OIA … TPP? FFS!

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By   5 days ago

Why are they so incredibly eager to avoid any genuine transparency or scrutiny when it comes to the terms of the TPPA?

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Global Balancing

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By   5 days ago

I’ve been working on multi-country data in recent weeks, calculating private-sector financial balances from data on government financial balances and from balance of payments information.

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Why Jamie Whyte’s Daughter Is A Better Philosopher Than Her Dad

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By   6 days ago

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IN YESTERDAY’S HERALD (20/1/15) the former leader of the Act Party, Jamie Whyte, offered the behaviour of his 11-year-old daughter as a useful guide to the thinking of the Jihadis responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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Liberty. Equality. Fraternity. Some Thoughts on the Political Trinity.

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By   1 week ago

A Left that does not proclaim Liberty as its primary objective; a Socialism that is not of its essence emancipatory and libertarian; a Labour Party not proudly committed to helping their fellow citizens’ pursue happiness; none of these has a future – and, frankly, does not deserve one.

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Western hypocrisy over free speech

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By   1 week ago

Rather than reconsider their military adventures in the Islamic world, the reflex Western response to terrorist incidents is to step up their own “terrorism” by increasing the number of air strikes – which is exactly what France did in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

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The Questionable Assumptions of Anne Tolley about Beneficiaries

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By   1 week ago

Oh dear. Is there any Ministerial portfolio that Anne Tolley *can’t* embarrass herself in.

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CEO pay rises show health system is upside down

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By   1 week ago

I’m only one of tens of thousands of Kiwi’s with chronic medical issues who have the above experience in some way on a frequent basis, many in the SDHB catchment. And our realities matter, because we are the ones who are ‘served’ by this huge and broken system.

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Je Suis Syriza

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By   1 day ago

What Syriza reminds us is that people won’t forget that they are consumers and remember they are citizens until the economic model of the neoliberals is so broken that the false promise of trickle down starts to defy gravity and become trickle up.

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Is it over for the Greens?

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By   1 day ago

With Labour now chasing the middle, the Greens find themselves at risk of getting politically snookered again.

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The sanctimonious love fest for a cruel and evil Saudi Dictator

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By   1 day ago

The West’s hypocrisy at lauding the Saudi’s form of brutal Islam while demanding war for the ISIS form of brutal Islam is a sick joke.

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Gen Xers and Gen Y locked out of property ownership forever

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By   1 day ago

Labour’s plan to build 100 000 houses for the children of the middle classes does nothing to stop this generational theft. I don’t want to change the Government like my tired friends at The Standard, I want a changed Government.

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Andrew Little at Ratana – ignoring the battle to win the war

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By   1 day ago

Andrew Little was one giant flop at Ratana, but that was always going to be the outcome.

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Is it time to invade Saudi Arabia?

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By   4 days ago

Why is it that one form of Islamic oppression seems to be far nicer than another form? Do we only go to war against those Islamic oppressors we don’t directly fund?

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Of course the Greens should be political on a political day

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By   4 days ago

Those upset the Greens actually have spine to be political at a political event is like an abusive parent demanding smiles at the xmas party. There is much to be angry about, National’s whitewash of history is just the start.

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Renters Rights

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By   4 days ago

Because it’s the subdividing middle classes who have to deal with the RMA most, it’s their sense of grievance that drives the animosity to it. Those communities impacted by the moves have too little a voice in the media to counter this narrative.

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Media Watch View All →

BLOGWATCH: The Standard defends Farmer rape threats

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By   1 day ago

Good to know where the Standard are setting their standards now

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Dear Lynn Prentice – I have no interest in Scoop closing

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By   4 days ago

The old Troll under the bridge at the Standard has bitten back with a 1980’s BBC TV barb that once again reminds us of the cutting edge satire The Standard is so well known for. I shudder with fear at any possible Lynn Prentice use of biting George and Mildred pop cult references.

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TDB back from holiday Feb 1st

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By   5 days ago

Our bloggers have taken a well deserved rest over the holidays and will be back on board Feb 1st.

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BLOGWATCH: Has Lynn Prentice apologised to his best blogger for outing him yet?

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By   5 days ago

Having this clown lecture me about blogging when he cut Presland’s throat for the Labour Party is like Whaleoil lecturing people on ethics. UPDATED

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Cameron Slater facing bankruptcy

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By   6 days ago

Cameron Slater has gone to ground and is avoiding being served a bankruptcy notice in his continuing defamation battle with Matthew Blomfield.

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Scoop’s latest attempt to rebrand itself

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By   7 days ago

The argument is that we actually require a publicly funded news source that is not as tainted as the mainstream media have been shown to be from the Dirty Politics fiasco.

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This weeks Waatea news column – What can Maori expect from Andrew Little’s first speech on January 28th?

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By   1 week ago

This weeks Waatea news column – What can Maori expect from Andrew Little’s first speech on January 28th?

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John Key’s crimes against Journalism

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By   2 weeks ago

Our own Prime Minister’s hypocrisy when it comes to paying lip service to the role of journalists and their supposed democratic freedoms is just as eye rolling.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST POST: Pat O’Dea – The time has come….

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By   1 day ago

Lewis Carrol’s famous children’s poem asks two specific questions – One; Why is the sea boiling hot? And Two; Whether pigs have wings?

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GUEST BLOG: Shasha Ali: How to have a conversation about religion without killing each other

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By   1 week ago

You just can’t win as a Muslim in this world, I thought. To speak or not to speak, there lies my conscience and at the same time my honour, my own jihad to deal with day after day after day.

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GUEST BLOG: Susie Lees – Food really does matter

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By   2 weeks ago

Modern farming methods are causing health and environmental concerns. From excess run-off to the increase in unwanted organisms eg. cyanobacteria that takes advantage of conditions resulting from current farming practices.

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GUEST BLOG? Finn Jackson – Oil: A crude economic driver

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By   2 weeks ago

With the oil prices so low, and thus the profit margin having shrunk since the Block Offer was made, is there really any economic sense in selling off these huge chunks of land to overseas companies?

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GUEST BLOG: Simon Buckingham – Are ACC killing people?

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By   4 weeks ago

For any Mainstream media who read this, ACC have the waiver to discuss the matter, so get in touch with me, and we can go through this in detail, and with proof.

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GUEST BLOG: Mahmoud Abou Zeid – 500 days in detention

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By   1 month ago

I simply ask that now that you know of me, please do not turn away. I am a photojournalist, not a criminal.

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Lyttelton Port Should Negotiate and not Litigate

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By   1 month ago

Media Release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union

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Mediation Between Lyttelton Port and Union Fails

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By   1 month ago

Media Release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 24th

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By   2 weeks ago

People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 24th.

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Grey Lynn Festival – very Grey – Art in the Dark – very Dark

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By   2 months ago

The battle of Helm’s Deep from the Two Towers would have had better OSH conditions than Art in the Dark

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Sue Bradford speaking tour

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By   2 months ago

      With the generous support of the Hobgoblin Network and several other donors, I’m going to be speaking soon at four meetings around the country: ‘A major left wing think tank?  Is it time for a transformational left project?’ Key conclusions from my research and an update on what’s been happening, with plenty […]

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LATE at the Auckland Museum review – Slacktivisim: it’s not just for Slacktivists

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By   3 months ago

Monday night is my yoga night. I’m not really very good it, I don’t really have the bendy, but I made a New Years resolution. This Monday however, I decided to put the yoga on prone and attend a gig at Auckland Museum.

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REVIEW: The Blind Date Project

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By   3 months ago

The premise of the show is straight forward enough, a girl waits in a karaoke bar for her blind date to arrive. That blind date is a different person every night and the actress has no idea who it will be before they walk in. There is no script, there are no rehearsals, just excellent performers being sent the occasional direction via text.

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The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey – 4 stars

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By   3 months ago

Oh the delightful oddities one can come across on a Wednesday night in the big city. The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey is one such delightful oddity.

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A Very Weird Story: Deconstructing Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

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By   3 months ago

NOAH is a curious movie. Conceived as a biblical epic, it’s target audience was originally the millions of Americans who regard the Bible as God’s inerrant word. With the sin-filled works of Hollywood forbidden to these true-believers, Christian movie-makers have developed a lucrative niche market for church-backed big-screen offerings that faithfully reproduce the scriptural plot-lines.

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Review: Perfect Place

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By   3 months ago

The marshmallows sweetly (and forcefully) handed out pre-show, set the tone for the next hour. Walking up the stairs at The Basement was a complete treat- fairy lights lead you into a wood of pastel cardboard cutout trees. The space itself, transformed by astroturf and picket fences became the a perfect little village, resplendent in mint green, baby blue and lavender.

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Fascism

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By   5 days ago

Fascism

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Brilliant menu at a cafe in Christchurch

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By   1 week ago

Brilliant menu at a cafe in Christchurch

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Malcolm Evans on selective offence

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By   2 weeks ago

Malcolm Evans on selective offence

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Malcolm Evans on hate speech

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Malcolm Evans on hate speech

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Malcolm Evans on free speech double standards

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By   2 weeks ago

Malcolm Evans on free speech double standards

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Malcolm Evans on Charlie Hebdo

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Malcolm Evans on Charlie Hebdo

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The true cost of inequality in NZ

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The true cost of inequality in NZ

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John Key on ‘free speech’

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By   2 weeks ago

John Key on ‘free speech’

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Authorised by Martyn Bradbury, The Editor, TheDailyBlog, 5 Victoria St East/Queen St, CBD, Auckland, New Zealand.