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.
The first thing that you have to understand about military spending in America is that we have to spend that money.
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.
The Sykes-Picot agreement is a thing. And it’s a thing that may be more responsible for current global issues than we realise.
If we don’t continue to publish cartoons of Mohammad then the terrorists will have won!
There is no better country on earth in which to be a Christian than the United States. That is an undeniable fact.
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.
On the afternoon the Martin Place Siege was happening, I tweeted the following (and no, don’t worry, it’s not flippant):
Recently in the news we’ve had a couple of examples of inappropriate behaviours from white men in positions of power.
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.
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.
American Political Batshit: An Explanation by Adam Dawson
**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”.
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.
I was raised under the Great Western Mythology. We are the good guys.
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.