Category: Politics

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09/06/05

Permalink 18:37:00, by matt Email , 194 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Politics, Social commentary

"Let's take the easy way out, and raise the drinking age."

What a fucking crock! Back when the law was changed, we were told that under-age drinking would be a thing of the past because of all the new enforcement measures. That it would just be letting licenced premises serve the 18- and 19-year old patrons wh… more »

03/06/05

Permalink 17:51:45, by matt Email , 362 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Politics, Social commentary, International events

Judicial independence? Not if they can help it

Well, if there was any doubt that the conservative US is rabidly seeking to stack the Supreme Court in their favour, this should quash it well-and-truly. Impeachment? Quoting Stalin? You'd think that the rhetoric was directed at someone who'd done som… more »

28/05/05

Permalink 11:16:48, by matt Email , 102 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Politics, Social commentary

Another six dead on NZ's roads

The road toll is now about 20 higher than this time last year. If the strict enforcement of traffic laws is bringing the road toll down, how come it isn't? 15 people in two crashes might be abberant, but it's also the reality. Remove those and we're s… more »

26/05/05

Permalink 19:30:46, by matt Email , 174 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Politics, Social commentary

Chinese find free speech grossly offensive

Well DIDDUMS! Tough shit, really. NZ is a democracy, and we allow people to protest in public - even members of the Government of the day. At least one member of the right has seized on this as an example of how NZ's Labour-led Government is well unde… more »
Permalink 11:52:50, by matt Email , 282 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Politics, Social commentary, International events

Increased defence spending gets Aussie approval

Well, that's what the Christian Science Monitor says. I'm not entirely convinced. NZ's a pacifist? Surely we'd have no military if that were the case? A pacifist, in the truest sense of the word, believes that no violence is justified. Self-defence… more »

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Shocking as it may be, I think, and sometimes those thoughts are almost worthy of public contemplation. So, here are those some thoughts, with no guarantees as to their validity, worth, or utility to the cosmos. All thoughts are my own, representing only my thoughts, opinions and positions, unless explicitly otherwise stated. This blog is not an official or unofficial outlet for any company or government body, or for person other than myself.

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