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Congratulations NZ – our homelessness now worst in OECD – just don’t pretend to be surprised

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

As the homeless start to freeze to death on the streets of our main cities, we must acknowledge the brutal murder and grim burial of egalitarian NZ. The middle classes have walked away from their traditional role of holding the worst elements of the right in check at the ballot box because this right wing Government have given them a decades worth of untaxed capital gains on their properties. 

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TWITTER WATCH: Winston’s new twitter storm against Metiria has to be read to be believed

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Grandad is on twitter again, this time Winston’s bizarre twitter storm against Metiria has to be read to be believed…

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How on earth can Paula Bennett claim National were too slow on Housing?

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

…pretending to be ‘slow’ on the housing crisis would suggest they weren’t aware that they were throwing thousands of state tenants onto the streets to be looked after by the ‘market’. The ‘market’ legitimised boarding house slum lords and helps explain why 1600 NZers die from the cold each year.

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Are Cameron Slater & Simon Lusk advising NZ First?

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The tip line is running hot with rumours that right wing strategists and Dirty Politics hate speech merchants Cameron Slater and Simon Lusk are helping advise the NZ First campaign.

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Winston Peter’s double downs on Maori electorate race baiting – less the Emperor has no clothes and more Grandad has forgotten his robe

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Winston is showing us all that even when caught out by his own provincial pakeha fairytales about Maori,  he’s so hell bent on being Prime Minister that he’ll tip the country into civil unrest to get it.

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What the snarling social media rage against Metiria’s brave admission says about NZ as a culture

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  37 Comments

So entrenched is our hatred of the poor and beneficiaries that we can’t contextualise the position Metiria and tens of thousands of others are forced to undergo. We can’t help but hate beneficiaries for reminding us the system fails when we are so focused on celebrating individual success and wealth.

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Labour announces $19billion social infrastructure rebuild

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

 …the chronic underfunding of the social infrastructure of NZ so that National can gerrymander a surplus for tax cuts has to end if we want to be serious about education, hospitals, mental health, superannuation and inequality reduction programs. 

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Is MSD keeping track of #IamMetiria ?

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

This viciousness is not only seen in the spiteful policy of MSD but also in the mass surveillance powers they have given themselves to spy on beneficiaries. Which leads to an interesting question, because MSD spy on social media for welfare fraud, are they following the #IamMetiria social media campaign and will begin secretly investigating anyone who uses the tag?

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Self-hating Maori Winston Peters has to start the grand climb down over racist lies against Maori electorates

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The sad old lies that Winston needs to drag around to appeal to his new redneck provincial Maori hating voter block has made Winston dog whistle a tune so dangerous that if implemented would mean civil war in this country.

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The top 10 reasons why IPCA let cops investigating Todd Barclay off the hook

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

That the political double standards and real abuses of power occurring here can be eclipsed by the snarling viciousness at a female politician admitting to breaking the law because of poverty 24 year ago says a lot about us as a juvenile culture.

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You won’t believe what National are doing about suicide now

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s far easier to ignore the 41 000 homeless, 10 000 in prison, 500 suicides,  305 000 kids in poverty, 550 000 suffering hardship and 1600 dying each year from freezing houses when you don’t know the numbers. 

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Folks, Andrew Little has got this

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Winston is blowing smoke with his slam at Andrew Little.

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If National would like to attack Metiria over her courageous admission and call it ‘welfare fraud’, we can just ask Paula Bennett

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

If you are bitching about welfare fraud in relation to Metiria’s courageous confession you don’t understand the words ‘welfare’ or ‘fraud’. Stealing to feed your family, clothe and house them isn’t theft – it’s a spectacular failure of draconian social policy.

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Why Winston’s desire for a Muldoon civil war makes him the most dangerous politician in NZ

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Winston learned at the elbow of the great NZ Fascist, Sir Robert Muldoon. Muldoon had no problems using rugby with apartheid racists to create a culture war that divided the country and pitted Kiwi against Kiwi in a political dance of spite. By so recklessly waking the sleeping dogs of provincial racism, Winston has not only proved how very right the Greens were to attack him, he has also revealed that he is prepared to set alight a Muldoon civil war in order to gain power.

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Greens smash Winston out of the park

By   /  July 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  65 Comments

If you honestly believe that banning the Maori electorates & making Parliament less democratic are the greatest issues confronting us as a country right now, then you shouldn’t vote!

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Green Conference 2017 – Green Infrastructure Plan & NZ carbon neutral by 2050

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The Green Conference is on this weekend. James Shaw has announced a Green Infrastructure Plan which looks pretty good.

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