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Improve your lexicon: fat politicians

I’m on a never-ending quest to improve my vocabulary – both by expanding it, and by getting rid of some of the more objectionable, oppressive language which we all use without thinking. 483 more words


The Mendacities of Mr Key # 12: No More Asset Sales (Kind of)

On 25 February 2014, Dear Leader John Key announced to the nation that his government’s asset sales programme was over;

Like so many of  the Prime Minister’s promises, that “ 3,381 more words

The Body Politic

No Jab, No Pay... Immunisation the Government Way.

The Australian government has introduced a new policy dubbed ‘no jab, no pay’ that would “strip childcare and welfare benefits from any parent who refuses to immunize their children.” The policy was a “recommendation of the… 1,195 more words


April 9 in history

32 Jesus Christ ascended into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.

193 Septimius Severus was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum.

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Slater does dirt on Joyce and Bennett

When Cameron Slater runs sustained attack campaigns against anyone it’s not unreasonable to be suspicious, given his past admissions and behaviour. Natural reactions can be “who is he attacking on behalf of” and “who’s paying him for that?” 580 more words


On poverty, parenting, and Paula

Of course it would be Paula Bennett, the government’s most infamous ladder-retracting Minister, getting headlines about irresponsible parenting being the real cause of children going to school with no lunches. 436 more words


Bennett accusations follow Sepuloni stand down

Paula Bennet has been accused of complicity in the standing down of Labour welfare spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

One News reports that Labour welfare spokesperson stood down as mother faces benefit fraud charges. 678 more words