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The Labour interns – ACT exposes hypocrisy!

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

A few days ago, headlines appeared supposedly “exposing  a rort” by the NZ Labour Party to exploit American interns for electoral campaigning purposes;

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Foot in Mouth Award – Nicky Wagner, because disabilities issues are such a drag on a nice day

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

Yes, indeed, Ms Wagner, we’re sure you’d rather be out on the harbour rather than having to mess around with boring disability issues. After all, it’s not your responsibility if some people ‘choose’ to stay indoors rather than go sailing because they happen to have a disability.

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Trumpwatch – How Elon Musk can overcome Trump’s climate-change obstinacy

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Ironically, big corporations have parted company with Trump and the American Right, siding instead with the science community;

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The Scalise Shooting: this solves nothing!

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

. . A few days ago; Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in critical condition on Wednesday night after he and three others were shot as they practiced for a charity baseball game. […] Also wounded were a congressional aide and one former aide who now works […]

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Letter to the editor – Bill English admits immigration driving economy

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

On 16 June last year, then-Finance Minister, Bill English attributed our growth to “other sectors” of the economy;

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National continues to panic on housing crisis as election day looms

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

National’s “grand plans” for 220 new social and transitional places remains woefully short of the 1,138 houses that National sold off to IHC’s Accessible Properties at the end of March. It is also unclear what is meant by ” transitional places”. Are these actual houses? Or motel units, à la Auckland-style;

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Kiwis say ‘no’ to Trump’s climate denial – Wellington protest at Tillerson visit

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

As the policeman noticed that he was being observed, and his actions photographed, he turned and walked away, escorted by one of his colleagues;

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The Portland Heroes – the indomitable human spirit at its finest

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

There is an impulse in human nature to do good; to be altruistic; to stand up and help others even though they may be total strangers. It is this indomitable spark of humanity which is perhaps our single, most powerful, saving grace. If we, as a species survive, it will be due to that innate impulse to act altruistically even when we may personally not benefit. Or even face personal danger.

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Must hear radio: Wallace Chapman interviews the guy who predicted the GFC!

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

A chilling look at where our debt-addiction may be leading us;

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Tips from Paula Bennett on how to be a Hypocrite

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

It would be a fair guess that Bennett does not require tipping to make up her weekly pay packet, to meet the necessities of life that many other New Zealanders find challenging in the 21st Century;

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MUST READ: The lies National need to spin over Housing Crisis

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

National is increasingly on the back-foot with New Zealand’s ever-worsening housing crisis. Ministers from the Prime minister down are desperately trying to spin a narrative that the National-led administration “is getting on top of the problem”. Despite ministerial ‘reassurances’, both Middle and Lower Working classes are feeling the dead-weight of a housing shortage; ballooning house prices, and rising rents.

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Trumpwatch – What’s a few more nails in the planet’s coffin?

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Trump’s First 100 Days can boast of several “achievements”. But not the variety that progressive-minded people – especially those concerned with global environmental problems and threats to peace – would welcome with a cheer.

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Afghanistan, Russia, and US hypocrisy on a breath-taking, cosmic-scale

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

When did the US worry about violating international law when it supplied $3 billion worth of weapons and other support for Afghan rebels to over-throw the Soviet-aligned government in Kabul?

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Why I won’t be congratulating Nikki Kaye

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

On 15 March this year when then-Youth Minister, Nikki Kaye, launched into an ad hominem diatribe against Jacinda Ardern during a debate in Parliament. It was an orchestrated, pre-planned, personalised attack;

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Taliban Oil” and “The Day Israel Attacked America”

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Highly recommended as Must see TV:

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Health care workers pay increase – fair-pay or fish-hooks?

By   /  April 23, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

When it comes to fish-hooks, National has prior ‘form’. Even when National announces an ‘increase’ in social spending, it often takes that funding from other areas. Even special-needs children are not exempt from National’s shell-scam, as reported in The Daily Blog in August last year;

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