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Attacking Israel Folau’s wife

By   /  June 27, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

I’m not sure ‘we are greedy pricks with an obscene lust for cash but we’d never offend the gays’ is much of an ethical high horse for ANZ to ride in on – I mean your average Edge Radio Listener will buy it, but shouldn’t a bank aim higher than a breakfast Radio Show standards?

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Oh wow, so it was Treasury incompetence after all. Green & Labour supporters can stop tying themselves in a knot to define ‘hack’ now

By   /  June 27, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

This was always about Treasury incompetence and their jaw dropping ability to claim it was a hack to hide their incompetence.

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Wait – what? Many State ‘uplift’s might be illegal? Where are the Orange Tamariki cheerleaders now?

By   /  June 27, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Much of the counter argument to criticism of Oranga Tamariki’s child stealing policy is ‘these babies need to be rescued because the parents are shit’.

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What do the Banks need to do in New Zealand before actual regulation?

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Grant Robertson’s promise however to make sure the Banking Oligarch’s perverse grip on predatory loans & price gouging fees will be more stable than ever is hardly cheery.

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National moves deck chairs on the Simon Bridges Titanic

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

So effectively mediocre white men have been advanced over any actual promotion of ability and charisma which isn’t a criticism of National, it’s more a statement of fact that denotes the very values they stand and sit when their told for.

I’ve seen more dynamic yawns than this reshuffle, it manages to make the term Shadow Cabinet even less substantive. More like a Wraith Cabinet.

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How Stuart Nash wins National the 2020 election

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The forced importation of hardened Australian Organised Crime into a crime culture like NZ that has a far less violent nature has led to an explosion of gang related killings and assaults as the imported Crime Gangs immediately set to dominate the local versions.

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Folau – the cost of being woke

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

I would argue that Folau’s Instagram post was stupid speech (as opposed to hate speech) and it also seems a little hollow for Qantas to attack Folau, because they are partnered to Qatar Airways and Emirates. Qatar imprisons  homosexual acts, and the UAE punishes homosexuality with the death penalty.

It’s easy to scream at a Pacific Island Rugby player over conservative religious opinions on social media but far harder to stand up to actual state sponsored repression against gay communities.

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