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The 1080 hysteria has been debunked – what does it tell us about the state of activist debate?

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  63 Comments

The venom, self righteousness and utterly misplaced perceptions that 1080 is poisoning  human beings  and vast amounts of unintentional wildlife has been an eye opening reality check of how poorly understood science is in todays activist world.

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For those claiming Jacinda’s UN appearance with Neve was meaningless – here are the stats

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

Those images of Jacinda at the UN with Clarke and Neve have given us more value for money than the entire Hobbit Trilogy. 

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Steven Joyce digs himself deeper into his $11.7b hole while Grant Robertson produces $5.5billion surplus

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

If you ask 10 NZers who is the best manger of the economy, despite all the evidence that shows National only looks after the rich and wealthy, 9 out of 10 all claim National do. This is why the lie Joyce used during the election almost won it for them, National must lie and must keep the lie alive at all times if they ever hope to win back the Treasury Benches. 

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National Party MP Simeon Brown is a shit stain killing NZers

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Simeon Brown has blood all over his hands.  

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Capping loan sharks is great – now what about the debt the State agencies load onto beneficiaries?

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

It’s just another feel good promise that hasn’t even been implemented while the Government continues to act just as cruelly as the behaviour they are legislating against.

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Hahahahaha Online Census total failure – like we called it

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…let’s remember this was a cost cutting measure to try and make  it cheaper, but without a person coming to your door and actually identifying you and prompting you to fill the form in, a lot of NZers didn’t bother.

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Dow Jones plunges 831 points and planet has a decade to prevent catastrophic climate change – where is our media?

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The real problem for light entertainment current affairs shows like Seven Sharp & The Project is that their low quality prattle can’t give insight or critical debate to fundamental issues like Climate Change or the looming economic depression.

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How the Euthanasia Bill would be used by the State to kill the weakest and poorest amongst us

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The State is the biggest threat to the people and giving it legal euthanasia would be the most worrying threat to our human rights. This isn’t about the individuals right to end their life, this is about stopping the State from having the right to kill the poorest and weakest amongst us. 

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Isn’t it time for ECan to be destroyed?

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

…ECan are scum and they are the enemies of the environment. Surely the time is now for this National Party mutation to be stamped out and the entire fiasco reset so that protecting the environment is the main issue and not giving polluters whatever they want.

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Legal Abortion, Legal Cannabis and Legal Euthanasia – why one is not the same as the other two

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

It really says something about us as a nation that euthanasia is currently being seriously debated while cannabis reform is not. In New Zealand with a skyrocketing suicide rate, we will allow you to chose to kill yourself if you are in pain, but we won’t allow you to smoke a joint if you are in pain.  

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Dear NZ First, it’s ‘God of Nations at Thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet’ not, “Welcome kids to a gambling treat, we toss dwarfs like a shooting skeet’

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Has anyone asked Clayton Mitchell if ‘Leprechaun Curling’ & underage gambling are NZ Values?

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The IPCC warns 10 more years left to prevent catastrophic climate change

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

The IPCC is an incredibly conservative body who only publish science that everyone agrees with and this (along with them not including methane release from permafrost and from the ocean floor) has been one of the great criticisms of the panel, so when they come out with a damning report as serious as their latest one, complacency, climate denial and apathy are no longer options.

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Everything wrong with NZ in one Stuff.co.nz comments section: Why I hate corrections & so will you when you understand the reality behind the sudden decrease in Prison population

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

We are a bitter, petty folk who prefer counter productive policy to success if that success requires kindness and compassion.

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NZ Government allow digital strip search at the border

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

It’s a vile and grotesque invasion of privacy that has no real checks or balances, but New Zealander’s have such an incredulous ‘if-you-have-nothing-to-hide-you-have-nothing-to-fear’ mentality to mass surveillance, it’s difficult to feel anything but sad apathy at the manner we hand such incredibly far ranging powers over to the all seeing state.

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NZ Government officials caught red handed helping Chinese companies take NZ water

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

…why on earth were the officials under National actively trying to get Chinese companies to take our water?

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Latest industrial action by teachers highlights problems for Labour

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

This militancy when Labour are in power and cowardice when National are in is deeply detrimental to industrial relations and progressive politics because it feeds into a National Party narrative that Unions feel emboldened by Jacinda being in power.

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