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How ill prepared are the Greens for Government? This ill prepared…

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

The leak today of an internal strategy paper is so woeful and concerning, it’s like catching your Surgeon checking on how to do your operation on wikipedia. 

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Compare new Government action and National’s reaction

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

In every example, National’s response is bitter, angry, resentful and spiteful. On every issue they have spent 9 years making worse all they have as a response to the solution is more of the poisonous thinking that helped exacerbate the problem in the first place.

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Boat People Terror Alert Apricot (Why Jacinda is spoiling for a fight with Australia)

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

The vast majority of New Zealanders resent the way Australia treat us and finally having a Government who will stand up to them is actually going to resonate with many voters.

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Being economically occupied by China, politically owned by America and what EVERYONE is missing about how to defeat TPPA

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

We can stamp our feet like the Green Party and the Unions have and throw a tantrum and just refuse to actually engage with the process  OR we can see this as an opportunity to directly influence our political and economic independence. 

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Waatea News: Based on media reporting of League violence, we don’t like Pacific Islanders much do we?

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don’t know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island ‘violence’ after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn’t it?

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What will hit first? Economic armageddon or Environmental apocalypse?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Since the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, all the developed world has done is kick the day of market reckoning down the road with more and more money printing. At some point this band-aid won’t be able to stem the pressure building and it will rupture with a backlash that will make the depression look like a week without pocket money.

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Ummm, shouldn’t Gerry Brownlee be doing what Gerry Brownlee does best?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

So Gerry Brownlee is now an apologist for Australian torture camps that the Australian’s have walked away from on Manus Island?

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REVIEW: Thor does for positive masculinity what Wonder Woman does for feminism

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

Thor: Ragnarok has been reviewed by far more clever and geeky comic book nerd types than me so I won’t even attempt to compete with their detailed reviews of how this fits into the Marvel Universe and Norse mythology, but what struck me about Taika Waititi’s incredibly funny movie is the real tenderness he gives the male characters.   

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How National destroy the new Government through Select Committees over the next 3 years

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

National will call on massive public engagement from their voters and their financial backers to slow down the Select Committee process and scream about  democracy being under attack if they aren’t allowed to have every Farmer and rich property owner in front of the Select Committee to complain about any new law.

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Jacinda dodges a TPPA bullet – elites search for next economic trigger to sabotage new Government

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

What the Right wanted more than anything was Jacinda to march off to APEC trumpeting resistance so that when it fell over, they could blame her for the impending economic slump. What these forces desperately want is to spook the market so interest rates go up which would give every NZer with a mortgage an extra couple of hundred dollars a week in mortgage repayments for Christmas.

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National crying wolf over claims NZ First legal action amounts to bad faith

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

The outrageous manner in which public servants alerted their political masters to a situation this large and for those Senior Ministers who have a history of leaking personal details like this to the media to get away with an obvious abuse of power demands justice.

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What Duncan Greive misses and why Ben Mack is National’s best chance of winning 2020

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

There is never a better fight to settle down and watch explode on Twitter than a fight between schisms.

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Why yesterdays meltdown by new Government was so much worse than first thought

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

And yes, that’s me getting into a twitter argument with the ghost of a fictitious tweeting cat, but even me arguing with the ghost of a dead cat is less stupid than what the new Government did yesterday.

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TWITTER WATCH: Paddles the Cat is dead

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…this is a double tragedy for the Labour Party as Paddles the Cat was the only one in the entire Caucus that could count…

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WaateaNews: Combating the racist Prison Industrial Complex: Short term, medium term & long term

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

One of the many challenges for the new Government is how to combat the racist Prison system in New Zealand. Maori make up 14.9% of the population yet as of June this year, 50.4% of the 10 260 inmates in prison are Māori.

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New Government meltdown on first day

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

National might just be the greatest Opposition ever if this is the level of the governments competence. 

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