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General, Tech

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

So in a fit of collaboration, I thought I’d ask my friends, family, Twitter followers and Facebook pals to name me one song that I would add to a Spotify playlist. by

by × March 4, 2015 × 3 comments

Uncategorized

Picture Godwin!

Opaque transparency

It takes a lot to make me write about current events. Usually because I’m not a creative thinker by

by × March 2, 2015 × 1 comment

International

I racked my brains

I racked my brains

I do not know if it is the right decision to send New Zealand troops to Iraq, but I thought I would offer my thoughts on the decision making process. by

by × February 24, 2015 × 1 comment

General

State of the Union

State of the Union

I haven’t really been blogging much lately. I haven’t really felt like there was something that I should talk about. by

by × February 21, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

3 tweets from ACT candidate for Northland, Robin Grieve, that tell you everything

3 tweets from ACT candidate for Northland, Robin Grieve, that tell you everything

Scientists trapped in record Antarctic sea ice retracing voyage of 100 years ago. What has happened to global warming? — Robin Grieve (@RobinGrieve4ACT) December 25, 2013 by

by × February 16, 2015 × 2 comments

General

How Presidents & Assholes is really an allegory for the left wing view of life

How Presidents & Assholes is really an allegory for the left wing view of life

Over the weekend just gone, I was at a social gathering where someone suggested we play Presidents and Assholes (or just “Presidents” as some may know it). by

by × February 16, 2015 × 0 comments

General

There IS an app for Moral Outrage

There IS an app for Moral Outrage

I was sent an article to read by sometime-Ruminator author Jarrod Baker; it was about Twitter shaming. by

by × February 13, 2015 × 4 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: Defense Spending

American Political Batshit: Defense Spending

The first thing that you have to understand about military spending in America is that we have to spend that money. by

by × February 12, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics, Rights

Fisking Eleanor

Fisking Eleanor

So, hasn’t Eleanor Catton made a bit of a splash. In 18 months she’s gone from Cultural Golden Girl, praised by the Prime Minister as being super intelligent, to political pariah and one of those disgusting Green voters. by

by × January 28, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: Climate Change

American Political Batshit: Climate Change

For the sake of argument, let’s say that you are a 56-year-old lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce, which is a DC-based trade association that influences lawmakers on behalf of enormous corporations. by

by × January 28, 2015 × 3 comments

International, Rights

And Islamophobia was never a problem ever again

And Islamophobia was never a problem ever again

The Sykes-Picot agreement is a thing. And it’s a thing that may be more responsible for current global issues than we realise. by

by × January 26, 2015 × 5 comments

Politics, Rights

Honesty

Honesty

I’ve just returned from Australia for Wellington Anniversary weekend and it struck me how honesty seems to be a one way street. by

by × January 20, 2015 × 2 comments

International, Politics, Rights

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If we don’t continue to publish cartoons of Mohammad then the terrorists will have won! by

by × January 15, 2015 × 5 comments

News

The police were excited with their new tools to combat speeding motorists.

All sorted for Es and Whizz

So people are up in arms, in ARMS about the Police’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards speeding over the Christmas period. And by zero tolerance I mean that if you went over 100/kmh by even 2km you got a ticket. by

by × January 14, 2015 × 5 comments

Humour

The great Ruminator satire robbery

The great Ruminator satire robbery

Over the last few years New Zealand has had some wonderful satirists. by

by × January 13, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Rights

American Political Batshit: Conservative Christianity

American Political Batshit: Conservative Christianity

There is no better country on earth in which to be a Christian than the United States. That is an undeniable fact. by

by × January 9, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

The time John Key invited me over for Christmas lunch with his family

The time John Key invited me over for Christmas lunch with his family

John and I had been hanging out a lot. In fact he’d been coming over to our house pretty regularly since he discovered I had an original Optimus Prime transformer.  by

by × January 5, 2015 × 0 comments

Health, International

Fuck yeah

American Political Batshit: Health Care

I want to tell you about the time I got sick. Not like, “Oh, I have a cold” sick, but “I could very easily die” sick. by

by × December 22, 2014 × 0 comments