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Unhappy Families – at least you can pick your friends – part the third.

I make no apology for the airing of dirty laundry and tawdry family behaviour in what follows. I’m as amazed and amused as you might be; The cast, a family … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Some Questions for the Whangarei daycare

I have two views on these stories : Daycare ‘bullies’ for kicking out HIV boy – National – NZ Herald News.  and  HIV boy childcare ban a human rights issue … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The one with and anger monkeys #1

There are a couple of “things” that seems to be lighting up my twitter timeline, newspaper opinion pages, and left and right-wing bloggers. Mostly its anti-government sentiment, anything that the … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mojo Mathers – Moments of Madness

Nobody that I know of is denying that Mojo Mathers should be able to participate fully in a role as MP, which means that she has a special and specific need, not currently funded or provided for by Parlimentary Services. To me its not a big deal. There is taxpayer funding provided to all parties for MP support, taxpayer funding that they, the MP’s have variously voted for and increased over the years.

Nobody should compare deafness to mobility disability, wheelchair access is provisioned for and is included in the legal requirements for buildings. Deafness and Wheelchair not the same. Not close.

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Megaupload – Faux Outrage

Bit of a pigs ear then, the “authorities” could have closed down the business, and frozen assets under various RICO and money laundering / income from crime statutes I imagine without the drama of extradition and display, which in the end would result in one man in jail for a few years for being a visionary.

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the court of public opinion – #1

Thankfully public opinion and sentiment isn’t the deciding factor in what if any punishments are due.

December 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Public Purse – Having your snout in it, or how Parliamentary Staff Cuts are the fault of John Key.

Someone is making a story up. The PSA are a very noisy union all about feathering the nest of those that have been employed at the cost to the public … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Commercial venture and the public purse. #4 Bridge sentries cost $80,000

This is just a vile use of mitigate and safety planning in a grand cover-your-arse gesture for some jobsworth in an office. We didn’t have this when we had the America’s cup in town for instance, and that really was a global event.

October 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Commercial venture and the public purse. #2

Here’s a thing.  We’re all familiar with a user pays model. You want something, a goods or service, then you should be expected to pay. Seems the Police are considering charging … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Build it and they will come.

Or Not. I’m talking about “Party Central” on the wharves in  Auckland.  A structure designed to hold 12,000 people with an invited audience of the whole city. And what happens when … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Funding and Self-Sustaining organizations – the 2011 Edition

I’ve already written on this: https://pdubyah.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/funding-and-self-sustaining-organizations/   From the NZ Herald today : Fashion Week’s opening night was swimming along in champagne until managing director Pieter Stewart burst the bubble … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Murder Most Foul #1 in a series

There are many murders that get your attention and pique your interest. Fortunately there aren’t that many that go unsolved. And even the solved ones can twist like a snake when you take what is mostly a superficial look at them.

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Faux outrage, Faux compassion and chipping in!

or slamming and damning, counselling and group grieving and how I learned to react in a group. Led mostly by media snippets and reporting (often poorly repeated, and incomplete, inaccurate and … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tollerance and the patience to have it

It’s a pity that there is manifest a certain amount of intolerance in the media, within your peers and round and about you. We have intolerance of the muslim custom … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Outrage as a defence

A feminist friend of mine constantly bangs on about how outraged she is about almost everything. You can’t pick anything she says as repeat it back to her since this … Continue reading

December 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

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