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It Has Never Been About Health

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In a recent article in The Listener, wine writer Michael Cooper revealed that researchers in China had discovered that the moderate consumption of alcohol appears to affect C-19 infection rates.

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Why Has Russia Invaded Ukraine?

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Watch TV news or visit a mainstream media website and you’ll see that the entire world has its hair on fire over Putin’s ‘sudden’, ‘unprovoked’ and ‘mindless’ invasion of Ukraine, to use just three favourite adjectives in the MSM reports.

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Diary of a Reluctant Anarchist

In 1981 during the Springbok Tour Protests, I was 15 years old and perhaps the only topic I knew less about than the apartheid system in South Africa, was rugby. I may have been an unusual kiwi kid, sure I enjoyed my sports, but rugby just wasn’t one I was particularly interested in. And besides, when a 15 year-old kid shows interest in international politics, society probably ought to keep a watchful eye and a big net close at hand; this one is going to be trouble.

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A Rising Swell

Following on the heels of yesterday’s landmark High Court decision which overturned the government’s illegal c-19 vaccine mandates for both the police and armed forces, thousands of New Zealanders marched over Auckland Harbour Bridge today, demanding that the government end all vaccine mandates by 01 March.

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Trudeau Publicly Unmasks Himself

Earlier this week I wrote an editorial titled, “The Case for Doing What is Right.” In it, I noted that, “we have become accustomed to political figures stating bold-faced lies, while looking us squarely in the eye.”

Just yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau gave us a classic example of exactly that.

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Being A Good German

In today’s polarised world, it is not uncommon to hear someone refer to someone else, whom they disagree with as a fascist, or a Nazi, or like Hitler. Hyperbole is alive and well on social media.

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The Case For Doing What is Right

Few would argue that a concept of morality is not a universal human trait. Universal in the sense that, there may be variations across time or culture, but no matter when or where, by-and-large, people know right from not-right and they want to do the right thing.

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Calling Out Wokester Bullshit

I came across an article published on Linked-in this week, that to me, typifies the dangerous attitudes of the Wokesters, a group who I would argue, got us into the mess New Zealand is in today.

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Nicky Hager

Dear Nicky Hager…

New Zealand has lost one of its greatest investigative journalists. Nicky Hager was a researcher, writer and thorn in the side of politicians of every stripe.

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