International

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 × February 24, 2015 × 1 comment

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 × February 12, 2015 × 1 comment

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 × 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 × January 26, 2015 × 5 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 × January 15, 2015 × 5 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 × January 9, 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 × December 22, 2014 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

On the afternoon the Martin Place Siege was happening, I tweeted the following (and no, don’t worry, it’s not flippant):

by × December 16, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, International

A tale of two sinners

A tale of two sinners

Recently in the news we’ve had a couple of examples of inappropriate behaviours from white men in positions of power.

by × November 18, 2014 × 5 comments

International

American Political Batshit: The Media

American Political Batshit: The Media

Have you ever heard of “Morning Zoo” programs? In Australia I think they are referred to as “Breakfast Programs,” and I’m thinking you guys might call them the same thing.

by × November 17, 2014 × 2 comments

International, Rights

American Political Batshit: Guns

American Political Batshit: Guns

Have you ever wondered why armies back in the 18th Century used to just line up and plug away at each other? The answer is simple. Their weapons sucked.

by × November 12, 2014 × 3 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation by Adam Dawson

by × November 6, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, International

I swear to god I said that JUICE causes all the wars

Love thy Artist

**Trigger warnings** At what point does an artist’s behaviour affect your level of enjoyment for their body of work? Can you like an artist who does terrible things in real life? And if not, what’s the threshold before you go “nah, I’m not gonna listen to them/watch their films any more”.

by × October 22, 2014 × 1 comment

International, News

I don't think I could top this

My list of things I probably won’t be dressing as this Halloween

Halloween is approaching, and though in New Zealand we half-ass it in comparison to our American friends, a lot of people still get into the spirit of it.

by × October 6, 2014 × 0 comments

International

Burger off!

Burger off!

Yeah, I’m about to get a little preachy about Burgers…

by × August 20, 2014 × 4 comments

International, Politics

We were the good guys

We were the good guys

I was raised under the Great Western Mythology. We are the good guys.

by × August 13, 2014 × 1 comment

International, Reviews

Lincolnshire -needing a shot of something else

Lincolnshire -needing a shot of something else

By Jerome Chandrahasen The Lincolnshire is lesser known than the Cumberland, its spicing of a milder bent. No robust pepperiness, but flecks of sage and parsley.

by × July 17, 2014 × 1 comment

International

THIS IS ENGLAND

A tribute to David Farrar: photos of Europe

This is probably only interesting for maybe, family? (Hi Mum!). Anyway, here’s a collection of some of the photos from the trip to Europe to date.

by × July 17, 2014 × 2 comments