So who’s a “conspiracy theorist” now?!


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by Frank Macskasy:
If Mitchell’s office was “broken into”, the culprit(s) had to make their way past security; through metal detectors; past National Party staffers; through coridor and office doors. and past his secretary – all controlled by swipe cards. MORE

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Cameron Slater: Zionist and political pundit

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By   17 hours ago

As New Zealanders begin to learn the full extent of Slater’s corruptions, smear campaigns and how much he and his Whale Oil blog have influenced elections in the last six years, he is being paid, as I type this, to also pedal Israeli propaganda.

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Momentum shift

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By   18 hours ago

Despite the pleas to the contrary Dirty Politics is an election issue because it raises questions about how we conduct our politics. Elections are about trust, they are about moral and ethical leadership, they are about the kind of country we aspire to be, they are about what we value as a country.

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Fancy taking children seriously

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By   2 days ago

Let’s hope Labour will support the reform of Working for Families as set out by the Greens. They need to go further than their Best Start policy and work to basing family policies on the interests of children not just paid work.

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Amnesty International: Dear Azerbaijan, Stop Torture, Love Kiwi Kids

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By   2 days ago

Amnesty International coordinates a yearly event called Freedom Challenge, a youth leadership event highlighting a global human rights issue. This year Amnesty’s global Stop Torture campaign was chosen with the focus on the detention and abhorrent torture of eight Azerbaijani youth.

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GCSB meetings today in Christchurch 1pm at Uni 7pm at Cathedral

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By   2 days ago

The 2014 GCSB meetings to discuss the mass surveillance state legislation passed by this Government will be debated in Christchurch today at two different meetings.

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Love Lifts Us Up: Thoughts from the Green Party’s campaign launch.

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By   2 days ago

I’m wondering if we might not be heading into another election where Love lifts a new government into power. Rather appropriately, I suppose, the thought occurred to me at the campaign launch of the Greens.

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LIVE STREAM: You, Me and the GCSB ChCh Public Meetings

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By   2 days ago

LIVE STREAM EVENT here at 1pm & 7pm: The 2014 GCSB public meetings will be streamed live here. The speakers (details below) will debate the mass surveillance state legislation passed by this National-led Government and the politicians attending will be challenged as to what they will do about it. PLEASE NOTE: TDB recommends Chrome and […]

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A shout out to the unsung heroes – our Public Service staff

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By   3 days ago

We have a lot of work to do in reforming our Ministries and their agencies into places where every single person who walks through their doors or calls their line gets the help they need from quality staff working for a system that works for everyone.

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Why Cunliffe will be the next PM

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By   1 hour ago

The latest Roy Morgan Poll was being conducted when the majority of the news media still hadn’t read the book and were still trying to defend National with the ‘this is politics as usual’ mantra

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From smiling assassin to grumpy butcher – on giving Judith Collins a last last last chance

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By   4 hours ago

If Key loses this election, Collins is best placed to take the leadership, if Key wins the election, it’s all over for Collins.

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If the National Party rowing advert was real….

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By   5 hours ago

If the National Party rowing advert was real it would be Cameron Slater calling the strokes.

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So who’s a “conspiracy theorist” now?!

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By   17 hours ago

If Mitchell’s office was “broken into”, the culprit(s) had to make their way past security; through metal detectors; past National Party staffers; through coridor and office doors. and past his secretary – all controlled by swipe cards.

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Panic setting in for National as they realise what’s about to happen

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By   1 day ago

Whaledump has the potential to reveal the full picture and the full picture is just so much more disgusting and damaging than what is currently out in front of the public, that’s why those within National and the Right who are being informed just how vile that picture is are putting as much distance between themselves and Slater as they humanly can.

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Hager’s Dirty Politics: what the book ultimately reveals is abuse of power

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By   2 days ago

Slater & Co are not bloggers, they are political sadists.

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How @whaledump might destroy the popular vote for National

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By   2 days ago

National are in meltdown, they just don’t know it yet.

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UPDATED: Herald Announces Cactus Kate Removed As Writer + Bryce Edwards Will Continue His Columns

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By   17 hours ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: Update – A win for common sense and reason! The NZ Herald just announced on Twitter that Cathy Ogders (aka Cactus Kate) will now be removed as a political writer on the Herald.

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Dear Toby Manhire. Bad call on backing Farrar

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By   18 hours ago

I say this as someone who regards Toby Manhire as one of the smartest journalists/commentators/columnists this country has…

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Radio NZ apologise to me for getting it wrong

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By   18 hours ago

I am grateful they have acknowledged my complaint and corrected it.

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UPDATE: Open letter to Radio NZ – you need to make a retraction now

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By   2 days ago

I have just sent this off to Radio NZ right now

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Radio NZ are lying about me

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By   3 days ago

False insinuations I had an advance copy and then hassling Laila Harre over that are the sort of poor quality journalism we expect from ZB, not Radio NZ.

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A brief word on 100 Top political Tweeters

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By   3 days ago

What is most interesting from the lists is that the right wing all work hand in glove with each other where as the Left hate each other as much as they despise the Right.

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Are Whaleoil’s traffic stats a bloated illusion?

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By   4 days ago

I have always suspected that Slater’s astronomical numbers are click bait induced puff from gun porn and kitten videos with few real readers.

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GUEST BLOG: Reclaim UoA – Students’ Message to Steven Joyce

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By   18 hours ago

A group of 30 students attended an event on Tuesday evening about ‘the future of tertiary education’ at which the Minister of Tertiary Education Steven Joyce was slated to speak. As Joyce began to speak, the students interrupted with a speech of their own:

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GUEST BLOG: Kate Davis – The State of the Student Nation …or is just Albany?

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By   2 days ago

Students politics are dead and our student media is in terminal decline.

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GUEST BLOG: Lyndelle Gibara – An Open Letter to Cameron Slater

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By   4 days ago

Dear Cameron,
I am in Christchurch.
I am not a ‘useless prick’. I have not asked to be ‘bailed out’ nor have my ‘scum friends’ in the eastern suburbs.

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GUEST BLOG: Curwen Rolinson –Winston’s Liver? How about Minto’s Spleen?

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By   5 days ago

I really do want to use my Daily Blog guest-blogger status to do more to amuse, enthuse, entertain and inflame the political classes of this country than just writing endless responses to InternetMANA affiliated personalities who seem to think it’s their sacred duty to try and hammer nails into the electoral coffin of New Zealand First.

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GUEST BLOG: Israel’s Colonial and Structural Violence

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By   6 days ago

In the midst of another ceasefire, the Israeli-Gaza conflict continues to receive extensive international attention. However, it is important that discussion around this conflict considers the ways that violence in Gaza and the West Bank exists not only through military aggression, but also through the structural ways that impact everyday Palestinian life.

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GUEST BLOG: Kelly Ellis – The Golden Shore

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By   1 week ago

There’s no shortage of money in this town. There’s no shortage of warm, dry shelter either; there’s just a desperate shortage of love.

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GUEST BLOG: Grant Keinzley – Medicinal Cannabis debate needed now

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By   1 week ago

John Key is making an absurd claim with his “fundamental” message that drugs are bad for you.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – National still destroying billboards?

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By   1 week ago

MP Chester Burroughs and MP Chris Finlayson have been complaining their billboards have been getting damaged a that this damage costs them money, and inconveniences them. I struggle to feel empathy for the Nats when they intentionally block their competition.

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The Liberal Agenda: 11th-17th August

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By   1 week ago

Monday The Helensville Debate See John Key and Laila Harre face off for possibly the only time. 6pm at Kumeu Baptist Church, 21 Access Road, Kumeu. AUSA Leaders Debate (…with not many leaders…) 5pm Auckland Uni 260-098. Thursday JustSpeak Election Forum Leading up to this year’s election, we want to hear from parties as to […]

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Tick 4 Kids 2014 #t4kakl

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By   2 weeks ago

Hekia used failing students damaged from the poverty her Government’s economy generates as an excuse for right wing educational experiments that are detrimental to the communities being forced to adopt it.

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The Liberal Agenda: 4th-10th August

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By   2 weeks ago

If you know of anything else going on, share it in the comments!   Monday: The Great Debate 6:30 pm, Monday 4th August 2014 The Backyard Bar 31 Northcote Rd, North Shore Gold coin donation to Life Education Trust appreciated. Maggie Barry, National Claire Szabó, Labour Anne-Elise Smithson, Greens Dion Jelley, NZ First Nick Kearney, […]

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UPDATE: You, Me and the GCSB Public Meeting now only in Christchurch

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By   2 weeks ago

After much discussion over the weekend, the decision by GPJA has been to focus the the next round of GCSB meetings on the City we didn’t manage to reach last year, and that is Christchurch.

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The Liberal Agenda: 30th July- 3rd August

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By   3 weeks ago

Wednesday GAZA: Setler colonialism, apartheid and resistance panel discussion Want to know more about what’s going down (and has been going down since 1948) in Gaza, and by extension the Palestinian territory?  Come along to this panel discussion. No boring speeches, just the hard facts and (geo)political context behind the Palestine/Israel ‘conflict’. Good for anyone […]

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NZIFF: New Zealand’s Best

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By   3 weeks ago

  Saturday night was New Zealand’s Best at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The collection of 6 short films are selected from over a hundred and are all of very high quality. They compete for a number of cash prizes and the audience were invited to vote on their favourites. Since I already had […]

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You, Me and the GCSB Public Meetings

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By   4 weeks ago

The GCSB and TICS legislation rushed through Parliament by John Key represent the largest erosion of civil liberties this country has seen since the 1951 Waterfront Lockout. In the post Snowden world we now know a mass surveillance state operating from Washington has crept into every corner of our digital existence.

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Why You Must Rally Against Factory Farming This Saturday, 12pm

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By   4 weeks ago

The national day of action this Saturday is critical because this is the FIRST TIME IN NEW ZEALAND HISTORY that a major party has agreed to ban all intensive factory farming practices.

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Things that 7 Sharp should probably be talking about

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Things that 7 Sharp should probably be talking about

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Guide to when Key is lying

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Guide to when Key is lying

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Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, why Jason Ede is a hero

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Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, why Jason Ede is a hero

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Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, Nicky Hager’s new book

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By   5 days ago

Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, Nicky Hager’s new book

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The political illiterate

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By   6 days ago

The political illiterate

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Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, why I’m such a great election moderator

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By   7 days ago

Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, why I’m such a great election moderator

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Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, a tax on fat people

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By   1 week ago

Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, a tax on fat people

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