Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Bloggers  >  Curwen Rolinson
Latest

The Teen Euthanasia That Wasn’t

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Here’s something potentially rather interesting. You know that 17 year old Dutch teenager whom an appreciably large proportion of just about everybody’s newsfeed and/or Letters To The Editor section is jumping up and down about? The one apparently legally euthanized, and therefore how terrible a thing legal euthanasia is we can’t have it here?

Well, apparently … that’s not actually what happened at all.

Read More →
Latest

Saudi Call For Getting Tough On Terrorism Case Of Serial Arsonist Taking Over Fire Department

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

So I see King Salman of Saudi Arabia’s kicked off Saudi’s chairmanship of the OIC by demanding that the world (and the Muslim world in particular), get tough on the supporters and enablers of terrorism. The country-level supporters, financiers, directors and enablers of terrorism.

Read More →
Latest

National Projecting Photo-Op Politics Failures At Government Over Budget

By   /  June 2, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on National Projecting Photo-Op Politics Failures At Government Over Budget

So holdup … the National Party is attempting to make a big deal out of the person whose photo’s on the cover of 2019 Budget having moved to Australia at some point in the past few years, yeah? 

Read More →
Latest

National’s Ongoing Budget-Grade Shenanigans – When Is It Appropriate To Lose One’s Head?

By   /  June 2, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on National’s Ongoing Budget-Grade Shenanigans – When Is It Appropriate To Lose One’s Head?

Back in 2012, when the Ministry of Social Development made a whole swathe of highly sensitive information about its clients and operations (including case-notes, personal details of at-risk children, medical records, legal paperwork etc. etc etc.) available to literally anyone who walked off the street into a WINZ office and used a self-service kiosk, I don’t think I recalled Paula Bennett appearing behind the National Leader of the day to demand that the minister in question responsible resign forthwith? 

Read More →
Latest

National’s Budget Pre-Game Is Double Standards All The Way Down

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

The overwhelming impression one gets when looking over the Nats’ Budget pre-game, then, is very much the same as that which we’ve had by looking at them in Opposition these past eighteen months all up.

Read More →
Latest

Why The Americans Waited Nine Years To Bring Up Taking Our Eye Out Of The Five

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Another article, published today, is doing the rounds about the prospect of NZ being booted out of the ‘5 Eyes’ ‘security’ club, due to the alleged perforation of the heart of our politics by the People’s Republic of China.

Read More →
Latest

Bridges’ Claim On Crime Rates A “Serious Harm” To Causality

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Everybody knows the old adage that when it comes to lies, there are three kinds: “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Political press releases, particularly from the National Party, often combine at least two out of the three in some sort of high art form. Yet as is a truth known to only fewer, the best and most persuasive lies are those that actually contain at their core or at least in their sheathing … a hard element of fact. 

Read More →