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Why we should do the exact opposite of what David Seymour is saying about public holidays

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

We should not be making public holidays free market, we should see them as the nation building exercise and shared cultural values they establish for us.

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Why Damien Grant is utterly wrong on Nicky Hager

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The Right are so angry at how Hager has extinguished their moral high ground they don’t even have the decency to acknowledge Hager’s importance and service to journalism, preferring to claim hypocrisy because Hager did his law protected duty.  

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Andrew Little called the Sensible Sentencing Lynch Mob ‘loopy’ & ‘callous’ because they are ‘loopy’ and ‘callous’

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Poor Andrew Little is having to get to grips with reforming our broken corrections industry and part of that means confronting the madness of the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

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Where’s Matthew Hooton’s claim that David Parker is corrupt gone?

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Yesterday, Matthew Hooton wrote a column in the NZ Herald that claimed David Parker was corrupt.

Today that article seems to have gone missing???

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International Film Festival Review: Kangaroo 5 stars (is there anything Australians can’t ruin?)

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

Aborigines, Rebel Wilson and now kangaroos?

Is there anything white Australian’s can’t ruin?

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TPPA, mini-prison no one wants and now allowing foreign speculators to buy the apartments Gen Xers and Millennials are told they need to buy (Dear Phil, smash the golf courses)

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

So what the Government is really saying is, ‘Dear Gen Xers and Millennials, you will still have to compete with overseas boomer investors who want to make a quick buck out of apartment developments so go fuck yourself”.

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Why was the Secret Intelligence Service working with private spies and what else were they doing?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

It’s interesting how the amplification of rumours against Clarke Gayford jumped once Jacinda announced a ban on all state agencies working with T&C.

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US just quits UN human rights council: How many fingers and cages is Trump holding up?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…Trump’s America is constantly telling the people that there are only 3 fingers when they put up four. Whether it’s the size of his inauguration crowd, his hands or whether children are being locked up in cages, the redefinition of reality as Big Brother Trump sees it, is the definition that must be accepted by his loyal acolytes.

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Donald Trump’s orchestra – the screaming of children

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

The decision to go full blown Israeli on children at the border was a hardline position Trump decided to endorse because he believes the deep resentment he plumbs the depths of for power will see those screaming children and not blame Trump, but the parents who have brought them.

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When it was 60 jobs for a bottling company, Greens say yes. When it’s 60 jobs in mining, Greens say no – are the Greens drunk or stupid?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The Greens don’t know if they are Arthur or Martha, and if they ever did work it out there would be a 6 month hui to decide pronoun use, and that decision would be announced by National whom they handed their Parliamentary Questions over to.

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If only the Unions were this brave during John Key eh? And can HNZ, WINZ and MSD go on strike too? Please?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

When you consider the horror of the meth hysteria and the punitive spite vomited upon beneficiaries, can HNZ, WINZ and MSD possibly go on strike too? In their cases you could actually argue them being on strike is actually the best thing to ever happen to those they torture.

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Proof of how NZs environmental law gets dumbed down

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Simon’s call to do less than sweet bugger all can only be considered political leadership if you are the oil industry, you know, the one Simon went out of his way to help mug NZ civil rights to protest for.

We have a Government and Opposition arguing over the pretence of a solution. How the fuck did we get to such an empty moment when what we need is urgency, vision and courage?

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Winston hysteria is the new meth hysteria: Never before have so many right wing journalists believed Winston Peters is about to end Western Civilisation

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The most wonderful irony in the world would be the economic crash hitting while the great critic of free market neoliberalism is sitting on the throne.

That’s almost worth wishing for.

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Shane is right about Fonterra

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

What are NZers getting from allowing Fonterra to remain a monopoly?  

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Clampers are scum and Labour are gutless for doing nothing

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Why are property owners afforded a far broader definition of what is proportionate when policing something as trivial as a car parking space than an individual fighting to save themselves from violence?

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Labour has ended up building a prison at Waikeria that not only does no one want, but will actually be counterproductive

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Nothing sums up the new Government’s possum in the headlights lack of strategy quite as much as the final decision to build a 500 bed prison at Waikeria.

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