Post Tagged with: "Lobby Lud"

Humour, Politics

Blog commenters if their world was real

Facts are Sacred. Comment is (of variable quality)

Blogs were supposed to offer new hope for journalism. The days of the churnalists/repeaters/lamestream media were numbered, to be replaced by the purity and investigative depth of citizen-journalists. 

by × March 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Rights

We don’t need your…

We don’t need your…

So there are times when I look at countries with written constitutions with a wry smile. Look at you United States, with your archaic second amendment, or you Fiji, with your vote-for-your-own-race electoral system.

by × March 18, 2014 × 1 comment

General

Talking about my Generation (and failures thereof)

Talking about my Generation (and failures thereof)

This November, in preparation for the return of my lovely wife and her precious cargo, my father very kindly helped me to paint the inside of my house.

by × December 5, 2013 × 2 comments

International, Politics

Ain’t no party like a black is white, up is down, wrong is right tea party

Ain’t no party like a black is white, up is down, wrong is right tea party

Some of you may share my frustration at what’s going on in the US. I’m hugely disturbed that the country that serves as the anchor for the world economy can be brought to its knees by a handful of loons.

by × October 18, 2013 × 0 comments

International

All of the “Back in my London Days” whining (out of the way in one easy post).

All of the “Back in my London Days” whining (out of the way in one easy post).

The time has come for me to return from Blighty to the land of my birth. I’m excited – I love green more than I love grey. I love the fresh smell of Wellington harbour more than I love the open-sewer smell of the Thames.

by × October 11, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Hello children

None so blind

Our history is littered with them: 1 February 1981, 23 July 1994, 24 June 1995… days when despite our inimitable spirit, never-say-die attitude, fair-play mentality and ability to string together clichés, we were struck down by the forces of evil

by × September 17, 2013 × 2 comments

International

Ain’t none so black and white

Ain’t none so black and white

Right verdict, wrong outcome.

by × July 19, 2013 × 2 comments

International, Rights

Is Richard Dawkins a dick?

Is Richard Dawkins a dick?

So here’s my quandary. I think Richard Dawkins has a lot of good stuff  to say, and I think his message is an important one

by × July 3, 2013 × 19 comments

Tech

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

I admit, I was a little slow getting to Twitter. I’m no innovator, nor an early adopter.

by × May 31, 2013 × 4 comments

General

The new good guys (some spoilers)

The new good guys (some spoilers)

Are fallen heroes the new normal? Or did I just grow up?

by × May 29, 2013 × 3 comments

International

We need to talk about Barack

We need to talk about Barack

I love the United States. I love the food, I love the country and I love the American confidence. There are plenty of things that we could learn from them. 

by × May 9, 2013 × 8 comments

International

Eye for an eye

Eye for an eye

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news recently, you may have heard Amnesty International condemning a Saudi Arabian court ruling that Ali al-Khawahir was to be deliberately paralysed for stabbing his friend in the back 10 years ago, unless he could come up with £180,000 in compensation.

by × April 26, 2013 × 0 comments

International

The sad, sorrowful tale of a London summer

The sad, sorrowful tale of a London summer

Haha New Zealand. After months of weather-related humblebragging on Facebook, now it’s our turn.

by × April 16, 2013 × 0 comments

International

So you want to work in London?

So you want to work in London?

I thought working in London would be similar to working in Wellington. We speak the same language, our cultures are basically the same, after all, a big chunk of Kiwi culture originated in Blighty. Except they aren’t similar. Not at all.

by × April 8, 2013 × 0 comments