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Malcolm Evans – Rocketman

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Rocketman

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Folau – the cost of being woke

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 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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I saw our State lie to steal a baby – I don’t trust them with Euthanasia

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This won’t be about personal freedom, this will be about the State culling the weakest amongst us. 

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MUST READ: Auckland, transport, cycling gentrification and class bias

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Transport inequity is a class, racist (and gendered) issue that perpetuates economic inequality. Transport benefits are felt most by the already privileged, and costs are borne by the already poor and disempowered.

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Dear easily triggered Gun snowflakes – what are you going to do? Shoot me to prove me wrong?

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Dear Gun nuts, your time of unrestricted glee to arm yourself with machine guns is over. Time to simply man up, accept that and move on, but if you want to dig your heels in and throw tantrums and refuse to hand the guns back in, that’s fine, the Police will catch you at some stage and you will face punishment for that. 

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The real issue the media missed in the Burnham Inquiry this week

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Our top spook agency has misled the only civilian oversight they are forced to comply with and actively attempted to prevent that only check and balance from seeing the full scope of evidence over an alleged war crime. This is an extraordinary abuse of power, yet the opportunity paint Hager out as a liar seemed more important to news producers. 

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By not attacking Iran, has Trump just committed the cardinal sin of Amerika?

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Can we all just universally agree, as New Zealanders, that if Trump gets tricked into a military conflict with Iran – we point blank refuse to get dragged into it.

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