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Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the stupidest, most corrupt, most unthinking, most damaged and most infantile decision of his entire stupid, corrupt, unthinking, damaged, infantile Presidency

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

We are in for dark days comrades.
Climate change has invited Famine and Death, Trump has invited Conquest and War.
We have the makings of our Apocalypse in the valley of Armageddon.

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How Steven Joyce killed NZ music & how a new youth radio station could save it

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

There’s been a very interesting series of articles published by the NZ Herald over the last week looking into why the NZ music scene that was so vibrant at the end of the 1990s has crashed to such woeful levels now.

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Shane Jones didn’t ‘misspeak’, he knew exactly who he was talking to and why Labour will fight to stop coalition document from being released

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

This need to keep the business community pacified with austerity vs the realities of needing to borrow more to repair the vast social damage 9 years of National has generated is the real friction point in the new Government.

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At some point the new Government have to acknowledge a positivity campaign only works with a fair Opposition

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Sunshine and happiness are great. And Jacinda should be championing that style of progressive democracy, but someone has got to stand up and start punching back!

The new Government has got to start assembling their hit team.

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The true cruelty of Republican tax cut & why hoping on Flynn might be wishful impeachment thinking

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

I think the far more horrifying reality is that Trump is not going anywhere and even if he is impeached and tied up in some further prosecution, we are all simply being hopeful that this nightmare ends rather than that being the reality.

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So that $11.7billion dollar hole Joyce lied about during election is actually a $20b hole HE BUILT

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

So what could be worse than lying about a $11.7billion hole that didn’t exist? Why actually creating an even bigger $20billion hole that Steven himself dug…

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Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Look, I like Golriz, I vote Green, I supported Metiria’s brave admission and I honestly hand on heart believe Green policy is the best for NZ – what I can’t support is the incompetent political mis-management that has seen the Party continue to go backwards at the ballot box for almost a decade!

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Revisiting the Moment of Truth and the realisation we were lied to

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

The unbelievable way New Zealanders and the mainstream media framed the Moment of Truth as a giant waste of time because Kim didn’t prove Key knew about him before he claimed shows the juvenile nature of our news culture.

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The face of the NZ Police is the grim guilt of the colonising settler

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

We turn a blind eye to let the Police ‘do what they need’  because we privately acknowledge the negative impact of our colonisation without ever wanting to rectify that negative beyond heavy handed policing to enforce order.

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Quin’s demolition of Golriz highlights far deeper crisis within Greens

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

Most people would assume by ‘putting on trial world leaders for abusing their power, and restoring communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives,’ that she was on the side of those being oppressed, not defending the oppressors. 

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Screw putting a total sugar label on soft drinks – TAX THEM!

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…big sugar are just like big tobacco and big oil. They know their product kills but they have all done everything they can to hide that truth.

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…meanwhile, the planet melts

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The biggest story of 2017 was the sudden release of research all year alongside freak weather events that pointed out that catastrophic climate change can occur far faster than was ever thought possible.

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The only shock about National’s stalling tactics is that people are shocked

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Winning against National is one thing, governing over them while the mainstream media is totally hostile towards you is another and at this stage it doesn’t seem the Labour Party, Greens or NZ First have the behind the scenes think tank who can game play these scenarios out well enough to not get tripped up.

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Why Black Friday is the perfect mutation of the First Thanksgiving Colonialism 

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Black Friday is the shopping day after Thanksgiving in America where stores drop prices to ridiculously low levels causing ugly scenes of violence outside department stores as desperate people shove and stampede past each other in an orgy of consumerism that makes one sad and repelled in equal measure.  

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Elites strike new Government with fear of recession, Liam Dann’s prozac and the PSA is grumpy with new Tax Group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

Michael Cullen’s appointment on the tax working group has the PSA screaming, but it misses why he’s been appointed.

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$50 per week won’t solve student debt blackhole

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Labour should be embarrassed by this meaningless policy.

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