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Ripples in History

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Question: What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade?

Answer, later.

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Tom Scott and Aramoana’s Long Shadow

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

From Tom Scott’s collection of cartoons, “Life in New Zealand”‘ – his take on the Aramoana massacre on 13 November 1990 where a crazed gunman shot and killed thirteen people.

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A shameful response to Turkey’s generosity at Gallipoli

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

When we in Australia and New Zealand cry, Lest We Forget our  fallen soldiers, we should also never forget President Atatürk’s comforting words.

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The secret closed trials of Soviet Russia. (And Aotearoa New Zealand)

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

Even worse is the realisation that it is not Martyn who is defending himself against criminal charges. It is the Police who are on trial for mis-using their powers by breaching a person’s privacy without due regard to the laws of this country.The police over-stepped and mis-used their powers of search and seizure. It was an illegal action, as Privacy Commissioner John Edwards stated with searing clarity, “that Police had collected his information in an unlawful way”.

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The Christchurch Attack: is the stage set for a continuing domino of death?

By   /  March 24, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

Some may balk at these suggestions. I make no apology for making them.

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15 March: Aotearoa’s Day Of Infamy

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

On a day when our young people succeeded in prodding grownups to take notice of the looming climate change disaster bearing down on us, other “grownups” had more nefarious, murderous thoughts in mind. On a day which should have been positive and filled with idealism and hope, we ended with tragedy and tears.

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Anti-trans activists fudge OIA statement – Report

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

It is a struggle to understand how “gender critical” activists can make a case against housing trans-women in Women’s prisons based on such a profound lack of clear evidence.What is clearly understood is a history of trans-people suffering harrasment, assaults, sexual violation, and worse within prisons in New Zealand and overseas. For “gender critical” activists to now target trans-people as threatening women in “safe places” such as prisons is disturbing.

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