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America edges towards NSA mass surveillance Death Star

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Overnight the US Senate inched closer to granting the NSA a mass surveillance Death Star by ending debate on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act.

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China launches first strike in looming trade war with America

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

After setting out the parameters of the next economic crash yesterday, China have stepped up and launched the first strike in the looming trade war with America…

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All the canaries in the minefield are dead – the looming economic correction

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…people are going to want a State that will be prepared to step up to the challenge and lead rather than leave it to the free market.

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Glitterboobs, tinned tomatoes, racist menus and golliwogs – have we started the year off angry?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The wounds that so many are speaking from can’t be argued with, they need to heal first before they can listen and I don’t  think there is going to be a lot of listening in 2018. 

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So for 38 minutes the people of Hawaii knew what it felt like to live in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen & other places US + allies bomb

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…except for of course that the people we bomb in those countries don’t generally get a text alert that we are about to blow them up.

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Idea Upgrades for 2018

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

One of the things dear to Jim’s heart was the idea that the State should use its power to make good outcomes and not leave it to the free market. In that vein, here are some upgrades for 2018 that we should push from a progressive Government.

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National’s road lust petition campaign gives insight as to how they plan to attack new Government

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Vested commercial interests + pretence of democratic participation + culture war values = National in Opposition.

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Jim’s legacy – what can we learn from his vision now?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

If we want to honour Jim, the new Government should immediately pass legislation to make dental care free for children and teenagers, if we want to see Jim’s vision survive, we must all demand the new Government lives up to its obligations and not subcontract them out to the free market. 

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How sick that one of the best environmental scientists can be punished this way in NZ?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Here is one of this country’s best and bravest environmentalists admitting that his advocacy and the science behind his advocacy has been threatened…

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It’s official – MSD treats Ghosts better than they treat actual living beneficiaries!

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not that I want this compassion to be removed from the elderly or the veterans, I just wish that the same empathy could be extended to the beneficiaries whose lives they make miserable. 

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2017 – The year of Trumpism, resentment kulture & climate change

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

There were many things that happened in 2017, but the most dangerous amongst them was the culture of festering resentment that eclipsed the better angels of our nature.

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Let’s start naming storms after MPs & NZ Corporations

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

From now on, The Daily Blog will be naming all storms hitting NZ by the names of MPs who are doing sweet bugger all and by the NZ Corporations exacerbating climate change.

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Appalling journalism by the NZ Herald

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When the mainstream media scream against allegations that they are ‘fake news’, it’s this type of ‘journalism’ that gives proof that they are. 

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It’s like an extreme weather thing exacerbated by ‘something’ is impacting climate

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s almost like an extreme weather event exacerbated by something is happening to the climate???

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NZ Landlords throw bigger tantrum than Israel

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The crash is starting and the cold reality of how in debt the property class find themselves is starting to sink in. Watch them thrash around and twist in the wind as the reality of that mountain of debt starts to implode upon them.

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Dear Lorde – here’s why you did the right thing

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

…when you have to trump up false charges against a teenage girl because she hit an occupying forces soldier who is invading her home, you know that the justification for this ongoing human rights obscenity has reached pretty barrel scrapping levels.

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