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May 31 in history

1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

526  A an earthquake in Antioch, Turkey, killed 250,000.

1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: … 825 more words


Abuse and misogyny in politics

There may be more than misogyny at play here but it certainly suggests that female politicians are subjected to worse abuse than male politicians.

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'Neoliberalism' debate continues

The economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s in New Zealand rescued the country from the extreme interventions of Robert Muldoon, which were misguided attempts to re-invent New Zealand’s economy after Britain dumped us as one of it’s primary producers and to deal with the oil shocks of the late 80s. 835 more words


Has Jim Bolger become NZ’s Malcolm Fraser, but without all the rooting?

Poor dear old Jim Bolger. He wrote me a lovely letter for my wedding back in 1992. Sadly his latest musing shows he’s quite possibly lost his marbles as he tries to re-write a bit of history.

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NZ Politics

Spot on Seymour

David Seymour comments on Jim Bolger’s bewildered rant against neoliberalism: Jim Bolger is now parroting online social justice warriors, complaining about ‘neo-liberalism’. He is wrong that neoliberalism has led to inequality globally, global absolute poverty recently fell below 10 per cent for the first time in history.

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Bolger on brash Orewa speech

This from Jim Bolger’s 9th Floor interview (a series featuring past Prime Ministers) – he obviously isn’t a fan of an ex-Leader of the Opposition, Don Brash. 44 more words