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  • CANZUK: An EU for Canada? (Australia, New Zealand and the UK)

    03/13/2018 5:06:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/13/2018 | By J. J. MCCULLOUGH
    The press is fascinated by a gimmicky idea also involving Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. In the wake of President Trump’s recent tariff binge, much criticism has been leveled against what we might call “nostalgia economics” — that is, the belief that sentimental instincts are just as useful as market-tested evidence when it comes to setting economic policy.It’s a philosophy not unknown elsewhere in the Western world. In Britain and Canada in particular, there exists a long history of believing that trading too much with the wrong sorts of countries reflects a deep character flaw, and that the wisest flow...
  • Indian Court Declares Himalayan Glaciers ‘Legal Persons’ Under Law

    04/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 3, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    An Indian court declared Himalayan glaciers “legal persons” under law in a bid to save them from global warming. The court’s two judges claimed Indian law must gives glaciers “living entity” status to keep them from melting. . . . The case was filed as public interest litigation by an environmentalist, and was not filed to address any specific harm to any individual. The court also extended the status of “living entity” to other natural wonders, including waterfalls, meadows, lakes and forests.
  • Male Weightlifter Wins Women's Competition. Shatters Record...Because, Well, He's a Dude

    03/22/2017 2:55:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    CMR ^ | March 21, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    Men ruin everything. And liberals ruin everything. So, if you do the math, you'll see that liberal men ruin everything like twicely or something. (Math was never really my subject. Or Grammar.) But it seems now that liberals and men are hell bent on destroying women's sports. Just a few decades after the liberal agenda gave us Title IX which demanded that educational institutions offer just as many scholarships for women's sport as they do men's sports, now liberals are demanding that men can call themselves women and that will effectively eradicate women's sports. You see, the first thing took...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister resigns after getting caught giving $13.7 million

    01/07/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | IWB
    It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clinton’s charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa. An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013.
  • Ginsburg Wears 'Dissent' Collar. (Thanks for hanging in Ruth, Trump appoints your successor.)

    11/10/2016 8:27:24 AM PST · by jerod · 68 replies
    Justice Ginsburg Wears 'Dissent' Collar Following Contentious Election Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be wearing her dissent "jabot" on Wednesday —one day after an incredibly divisive and contentious presidential campaign ended in the election of Donald Trump. Ginsburg wore the embellished collar ruffle meant to show disagreement and stray from the majority opinion on decisions before the high court. But there were no court decisions slated to go out on Wednesday. The Supreme Court did not return a request from NBC News for comment. Ginsburg has previously been frank on what she thinks of Trump. "I can't...
  • Auckland city council subsidizes event on ‘queer polyamory’ relationships

    06/07/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Michele Kaufman
    Residents in Auckland, New Zealand are questioning their council’s decision to subsidize a one-day conference exploring “queer polyamory” relationships. The Auckland Council, which serves New Zealand’s largest population, recently gave grants to various homosexual organizations, but it is the conference on polyamory that is causing a stir. Entitled “Poly Panel, Discussions around Queer Polyamory” is described on GayNZ as “a one day event exploring a framework of ethical, healthy polyamory relationships.” An advertisement for the event states: “Along with questioning heteronormativity, many LGBTI people question monogamous marriages and relationships.” According to the advertisement, the event aims to “break down some...
  • New Zealand View of United States 2013 Second Amendment Battle

    01/08/2014 8:10:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Blaze carried a story devoted to Mayor Bloomberg's intermingling of his private passion for infringing on the second amendment with his use of public funds to do so.  Among the comments was this insightful reply from nzkiwi: While we all believed that there were underhanded machinations afoot, it is never-the-less surprising to see clear proof. American gun owners should take considerable satisfaction that the law of unintended consequences came to their aid, however. Determined efforts to increase gun control by President Obama, supported by Mayor Bloomberg and others, caused such alarm in your nation that there are now...
  • Gay man who wants to become priest takes bishop to human rights tribunal for ‘discrimination’

    05/06/2013 7:53:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 6, 2013 | PETER SAUNDERS
    Bishop Ross Bay New Zealand became the 13thcountry to legalise same sex marriage two weeks ago. This week the Anglican Bishop of Auckland is being taken to the Human Rights Tribunal over allegations he is discriminating against a gay man who wants to become a priest. Right Reverend Ross Bay (pictured) has been accused of preventing a gay man entering the Anglican Church's training or discernment programme for priests because he is unmarried and in a sexual relationship with his male partner. Bay denies the allegation. The complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had been signalling his desire to train...
  • Should UN take control of internet? NZ govt takes stand

    11/26/2012 2:31:36 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    The National Business Review (NZ) ^ | Novermber 25 2012 | Chris Keall
    New Zealand will vote against a move by the United Nations to take control of the internet. Next month, the 193 member countries of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and its 700 academic and private industry members (many of them phone companies) will met in Dubai for the World Conference on International Telecommunications – dubbed “ the most important conference you’ve never heard of.” The UN body is pushing for an international telecommunications treaty to be extended to cover the internet. The internet was developed, if not by Al Gore personally, then the US government – which in turn...
  • My new Anglosphere hero is New Zealand's John Key

    05/28/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    Daniel Hannan/The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last updated: May 28th, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Is it possible for a Right-wing government to freeze spending and cut the deficit while remaining popular? As they say in New Zealand, ‘yih’. I’ve remarked before that, while no country is physically further from Britain, none is temperamentally closer. Yet there is a difference when it comes to public expenditure. A slowing of the rate of increase in the UK – there have, as yet, been no net cuts – is howled down as an assault on the poor directed by a clique of ancien régime aristocrats. In New Zealand, by contrast, ‘zero budgets’ are seen as prudent and...
  • Anglican Diocese on Support for GLBT Members

    09/08/2011 2:41:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies ^ | 6 Sep 2011 | Press Bureau
    St Matthew-in-the-City Congratulates Anglican Diocese on Support for GLBT Members Saturday, September 3 was a huge day in the ongoing struggle to end discrimination against GLBT members of the Anglican Church. The Revd Glynn Cardy rejoiced that, “Never before has an Auckland Synod so clearly, overwhelmingly, and emphatically endorsed the being, relationships and ministry of its gay and lesbian memberships!” For the first time an Auckland Diocesan bishop publicly said he would be willing to discern and ordain GLBT candidates for ordained ministry, including if they were in committed same-sex relationships. The Revd Cardy observed, “We thank him for his...
  • Happy Feet penguin does U-turn for NZ

    09/05/2011 4:29:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies ^ | September 05, 2011 | staff reporter
    HAPPY Feet may miss New Zealand after all, according to a tracking device showing the wayward emperor penguin is swimming north. The penguin was liberated in sub-Antarctic waters south of Stewart Island yesterday more than two months after coming ashore on Pekapeka Beach near Wellington.
  • Report: Deadly NZ quake uncovers Israeli spy ring

    07/20/2011 4:26:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    -excerpt- The Fairfax newspaper group, which didn't state how it obtained the information, said one of the Israelis who died was carrying at least five passports.
  • 'Legal weed ruined my life'

    04/11/2011 5:35:44 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 75 replies
    Bay of Plenty Times ^ | April 4, 2011 | Jamie Morton
    A young Tauranga man wants "legal weed" banned, claiming an addiction to it drove him to steal and left him riddled with anxiety. Student Robert Moore, 23, (pictured) says he smoked up to $80 of Kronic each day and claims the marijuana alternative has had damaging psychological and physical effects on him. But Kronic has rejected the claims, saying its products are not addictive and are harmless unless used irresponsibly. The R18 synthetic cannabinoid is made from a mixture of dried herbs and is available at about 20 outlets across the Western Bay. The product usually contains the 1,1-dimethyloctyl homologue...
  • New Zealand columnist digs deeper hole on Texas gun claims

    01/12/2011 6:30:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 January, 2011 | David Codrea
    Predictably, Rachel Stewart, the “Riding Shotgun columnist for the Taranaki Daily News, insists any fault for misunderstanding what she meant about losing count of Texas diner patrons “with shooters on their hips in plain view" should be blamed on her readers. We didn’t get that she was referring to accidental disclosures of concealed guns, or guns worn by police officers. And the reason we didn’t get it is because we’re “rabid dogs” and there are “cultural differences” between the U.S. and New Zealand. Per her latest, those of us who didn’t grok that “read it in Swahili.” And we evidently...
  • Claws out over Air New Zealand's 'cougar' ad [VIDEO]

    01/22/2010 9:29:42 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 12 replies · 789+ views
    AFP ^ | 18 January, 2010 | AFP
    WELLINGTON — Air New Zealand has drawn the ire of a rape prevention group over a competition aimed at "cougars" -- middle-aged women who prefer younger men. The airline is offering 60 tickets for next month's Wellington Sevens rugby tournament to older women "who prefer their meat rare". The competition invites packs of up to four "cougars" to send in their photographs to the airline to gain a chance of winning the tickets. An accompanying YouTube video parodying wildlife documentaries says cougars are known for living off sparse vegetation during the day and large slabs of meat at night. It...
  • Global Frauding [Mark Steyn]

    11/26/2009 9:23:38 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 24 replies · 1,822+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/25/2009 | Mark Steyn
    The CRU scandal has already ensnared Britain's leading climate "scientist" Phil Jones (whom one principled leftie says has only "a few days left in which to make an honourable exit") and his American counterpart Michael Mann (as in "Mann-made global warming"). Given that these two men and their respective institutions are the leading warm-mongers on the planet, and the guys who dominate the IPCC, Copenhagen et al, it would be most unlikely if the widespread data-raping were confined only to the United Kingdom and the United States. Here's an interesting snippet from my colleagues at Investigate magazine in New Zealand...
  • Revealed: The terrible suffering and extraordinary courage of British WW2 soldiers...

    04/07/2009 6:03:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 48 replies · 4,010+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th April 2009 | Christopher Hudson
    The British and their allies might not have underestimated their enemies had they heard a Japanese general issue his Order for the Day to his troops. ..... More than 200 Indians and Australians who had fought for the Allies in Malaya and who were too badly wounded to be moved, were kicked, beaten, tied with telephone wire and machine-gunned - and then, dead or alive, doused in petrol and set alight ..... The 14th Army was a polyglot force, consisting of British, Australians, Canadians, South Africans, Burmese, Chinese, Africans and, chiefly, the Indian Army, the largest volunteer army in history....
  • Voting in New Zealand (Vanity)

    10/30/2008 1:24:21 AM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 12 replies · 357+ views
    CommandCentral(R) for DieHard the Hunter | 30 October 2008 | DieHard the Hunter
    Yesterday I voted early in New Zealand at our Public Library, as the Advance Polling Booth was open and it was going to be very difficult for me to get to the polling booth on our Election Day, November 8 2008. (I am Patrolling the night before and I did not want to be too tired to vote with a clear mind.) Folks, I do not need to tell you how important it is to Vote: it is a Sacred Trust and a debt of gratitude to all those who have taken up arms in Liberty's cause throughout the ages....
  • Christopher Lee offers his voice for Smaug… won’t go back to NZ.

    07/16/2008 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 68 replies · 1,318+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | July 13th, 2008 | Compa_Mighty
    Christopher Lee offers his voice for Smaug… won’t go back to NZ. July 13th, 2008 by Compa_Mighty In a bittersweet note, forummer DiveTwin reports this note that appeared in Cinematical: