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NETANYAHU: "Have you no shame? Have you no decency?"

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-10-01 23:36

For two weeks we've heard and seen all sorts of fatuous bullshit emanating from the United Nations Building in New York, yet if the bullshit itself wasn't enough to turn your stomach -- much of it emanating from dictators and thugs for whom enslaving their own people is the normal order of their day -- then just this week we've seen why the whole United Nations project is a threat to peace and to the whole western world: because the United Nations talks peace but rewards violence, just as any body replete with the world’s biggest thugs would have to do.

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Why can Israel protect ts borders but not US? — by 0 on Sun, 2012-07-08 11:37
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has Jewish roots! — by Sandi on Sat, 2009-10-03 07:48
"Sanctions, you say!" — by Sandi on Sat, 2009-10-03 04:44

‘NZ in Print’ – it’s now gone beyond satire

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-10-01 23:34

IT’S GETTING HARD TO make a joke these days without some humourless bastard taking it seriously – and it’s getting hard to satirise the statists without giving them new ideas.

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Good stuff PC — by gregster on Fri, 2009-10-02 22:05
Well... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2009-10-02 02:16
Journalist? — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-10-02 01:07

Queens Wharf: Putting Rugby World Cup 'Party Central' into business

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2009-09-14 03:01

The big red gates were swung open today and Auckland’s Queens Wharf was opened to the public – for a few hours anyway -- although by the speeches of the politicians holding the keys you’d have thought they were about to part the Red Sea.

This is the chosen site for Rugby World Cup’s 2011 Party Central, so it’s not just curiosity that sent people through those gates this afternoon:


“Unknown hero” Norman Borlaug dies

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2009-09-14 02:59

"He was a bright, affirming flame in the midst of a sea of despair then prevailing."
- M.S. Swaminathan, known as the "Father of the Green Revolution in India"

"Some credit him with saving more human lives than any other person in history."
- Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.

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MINDY: You're welcome, — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2009-09-15 02:39
He was also a Global Warming sceptic... — by Marcus on Mon, 2009-09-14 17:32
Thanks for this!! — by Ptgymatic on Mon, 2009-09-14 13:25

Rubbish? Art? But perhaps I repeat myself

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-09-09 05:52

When I read that a pile of rubbish by “artist” Dane Mitchell was awarded Waikato’s biggest art prize, my mind went back several years ago when I was at architecture school (and I can tell you now that those weren’t the days).  The students were always gathered together on the first day back for the new year to receive news, advice and the usual karakia.  And they were warned: don’t leave your work out in the studio overnight unlabelled, because the cleaners will think it’s rubbish and throw it out.

So even back then in the mists of time, rubbish was being confused for art.

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Thanks for posting this, — by Lanza Morio on Thu, 2009-10-08 09:45
Interesting... — by sharon on Thu, 2009-09-10 01:40
"Abstract" art? — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-09-10 01:27

Frightening news from the Big Brother files [updated]

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-08-05 04:42

From the 1984/Big Brother files comes the tale of two former bastions of freedom:


Benny TV

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-08-05 04:40

Here's a new 'reality' TV that someone might like to pitch to Julie Christie. Or perhaps an idea for some good research for a keen statistician. Time for a top-rating prime-time TV show to answer the question: “Who’s the country's biggest beneficiary?

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Does ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-08-07 09:47
Good to see you there, Greg — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-08-07 00:46
I'm off to Galbraith's — by gregster on Thu, 2009-08-06 06:50

Pre-school non-education vs Montessori education

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-08-05 04:38

Over the weekend The Herald reported the abject failure of state-sponsored early childhood education.

Many 5-year-olds are starting school unable to count or complete the alphabet, despite years of pre-school education. . .


SOLO-NZ Press Release: Unbridled wowser

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-07-31 11:16

Seems to me the only people more annoying than the moochers who ask for more and more while doing less and less are those lemon-sucking wowsers who are more and more vocal in insisting we enjoy ourselves less and less.

The age of Nanny is not dead. Her latest incarnation rode in yesterday on Geoffrey Palmer's horse, and has already been taken out for a trial canter this morning by Simon Power. It's a horse that needs to be shot.

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And we finally ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-07-31 22:48
I know it's a joke... — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-07-31 15:19
That was a bloody good read. — by PhilipD on Fri, 2009-07-31 14:21

Some propositions on privacy -- does a 'right to privacy' exist?

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-07-31 00:37

Let’s get some thoughts going on the “right to privacy.” Here are a few to start you off.

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I don't believe that the expectation of privacy... — by Robert on Fri, 2009-07-31 16:34
no there isn't — by VSD on Fri, 2009-07-31 12:17
There is no ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-07-31 10:58

It’s Bastille Day!

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2009-07-14 04:52

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” They were the words with which Charles Dickens began his novel of the French Revolution – the Revolution celebrated today on the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille.

It was the best of times – the Revolution overthrew feudalism. It was the worst of times – it instituted dictatorship. It was the best of times – it proclaimed liberty. It was the worst of times – it enforced equality. It was both thrilling and blood-chilling – like the anthem of blood lust to which it gave birth, and which it still so well reflects.

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Bang On — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2009-07-14 15:30
Oops! — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2009-07-14 08:06

Enviroschools – do you know what your children are being taught?

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-07-01 23:04

The government has cancelled the Enviroschools programme, for which they earn my belated congratulations.

It’s a first step in beating back the forces of darkness, and if my saying that sounds like hyperbole then just listen right up.

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Workin' on it — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2009-07-02 22:45
"Sounds like you're taking — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-07-02 20:46
That's belated because this — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-07-02 20:43

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Vote 'Atlas' NOW to inject Objectivism into the culture

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2009-06-29 23:50

The local Borders is running a poll on "The 100 favourite books of all time," and they want your vote -- an ideal time to gain 'Atlas Shrugged' a prominent place on the Borders's shelves and on the reading list of several thousand readers.

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Oh yeah, sorry. I'm a — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-07-02 10:56
Peter — by Kasper on Thu, 2009-07-02 09:03
Head here, young Kaspar — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-07-02 02:45

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FREE RADICAL 81: The Stimulus Edition

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2009-03-22 00:07

Here’s what we have for you in the very latest Free Radical magazine, going to press as we speak . . .  and you won’t believe the calibre of the writers in this line up!

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An opportunity to re-inject some moral fibre into the people? — by Richard Chan on Tue, 2009-06-02 21:00
Brilliant Conceptual Approach — by Newberry on Wed, 2009-03-25 05:21
And I look forward to — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2009-03-24 05:04

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Christopher Monckton's OPEN LETTER to John Key: “Global Warming” Is Not A Global Crisis.” PART TWO: The Policy Responses

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-03-20 12:33

As the government’s Select Committee inquiry kicks off with all manner of fabricated non-science presented to it, The Free Radical is thrilled to be publishing an Open Letter letter from one of the world’s leading climate ‘skeptics’ to the world’s newest Prime Minister on the very subjects the Select Committee says it is considering.


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Stephen Schneider: A stranger to honesty

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-03-20 12:23

Expect to hear the name “Professor Stephen Schneider” used
frequently around the local warmist traps in days, weeks and months to
come. 


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Cry havoc, and let slip the printing presses of doom

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2009-03-20 12:12

So, the US Federal Reserve Bank’s Ben Bernanke announces he’s going to print money


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Cash for conquests

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-02-11 02:42
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Key is a Dhimi — by Sandi on Thu, 2009-02-12 08:20
Further... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2009-02-12 07:47
Fucking distasteful — by Jameson on Wed, 2009-02-11 21:31

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THE FREE RADICAL ‘Summer Reader’: The Crisis Edition

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2008-12-18 02:45

TFR80-Cover Hi to you all, and welcome to a ‘Summer Reader’ of the Free Radical.  This is the Crisis Edition, and it’s packed with great reading on the economic crisis; who caused it and how, and what politicians and their servants are doing now that will only make it all worse.

George Reisman, David McGregor, Gene Callahan, Stephen Hicks, Sean Gabb and Jeff Perren make sense out of nonsense, and order out of economic chaos.

On it’s own that’s the price of your copy back right there.  But that’s not all!

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Mine arrived in the post — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-12-23 01:07
Any reminder of summer.... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-12-18 17:31
At last.... — by Marcus on Thu, 2008-12-18 10:51

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SOLO-International Press Release: ‘FREE RADICAL’ EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Monckton’s Open Letter to NZ PM Key on Climate Change

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2008-12-15 22:43

SOLO-International Press Release: ‘FREE RADICAL’ EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Monckton’s Open Letter to NZ Prime Minister John Key on Climate Change

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December 16, 2008

I’m delighted to be able to give you two very exciting pieces of news.

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Ah, I stand corrected- — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-12-18 17:23
Equal coolest — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2008-12-18 03:19
What?? — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2008-12-17 04:34

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Mumbai Mass Murder

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2008-11-28 00:52

These were terrorists who make no serious concrete demands.  They’re not after riches.  They don’t genuinely want prisoners released or captured revolutionary leaders handed over. They don’t want to be flown to Cuba.

All they truly want is blood.

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Islamists Hate the Kafir — by Sandi on Fri, 2008-12-05 21:21
Ditto. http://fawstin.blogspo — by Bosch Fawstin on Thu, 2008-12-04 01:27
Nice one, Bosch — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-12-03 20:34

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Planned Chaos!!

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2008-10-07 00:02

Well, that worked, didn't it!  The overnight collapse of world stock markets, led by a seven percent one-day drop in the US Dow Jones index, shows just how well the trillion-dollar bailout worked to arrest economic collapse.

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We'll soon see — by gregster on Wed, 2008-10-08 07:26
The Euro — by Lanza Morio on Wed, 2008-10-08 05:24
If you don't mind a personal question, — by Ptgymatic on Wed, 2008-10-08 03:29

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Why I'm a leftie - Trotter

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2008-07-28 22:24

Fresh from his "people I hate" diatribe in last week's Sunday Star, in which "Creators of wealth" and "makers of jobs" come in for particular opprobrium, Christopher Trotter now offers up as an antidote to his hate speech a "things I believe in" column.

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Good stuff Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2008-08-24 23:00
Chris Trotter's Blog — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-08-24 02:21
Not innocent flaws — by Ptgymatic on Fri, 2008-08-01 16:58

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THESIS: 'Clark Vader and the Helengrad Labour Lesbians'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2008-07-14 22:07

These days, you can get a graduate diploma in political science at Victoria University of Wellington by analysing "John Banks and Lindsay Perigo, in their host roles on the Radio Pacific breakfast talk show 'The First Edition,'" in particular their "political-symbolic hate campaign" against Helen Clark which was "crystallised," says research student Lewis Stoddart, "into a characterisation which I describe as ‘communist lesbian dictator’."

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This "PC brigade..." — by Ptgymatic on Fri, 2008-07-25 23:04
Political Correctness is the enemy of humor — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-07-24 18:12
NZ judge orders 'odd' name change — by Marcus on Thu, 2008-07-24 16:16

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The forecasting delusion

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2008-07-07 22:50

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Witch-doctors! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-07-07 23:33
Quite right, too, — by Elijah on Mon, 2008-07-07 23:15

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Gridlock!

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2008-07-03 02:44

The limits to government action are generally measured by the apathy
of the populace.  For too long, New Zealanders have been pushed around

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Haha. I have just watched — by Kasper on Thu, 2008-07-03 05:25

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Get your best posts here, at NOT PC

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2008-06-27 02:35

Once again, here's the best half-dozen barbs against barbarism posted at NOT
PC this week, based largely on what got readers stampeding to the site.   If you

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Radio plug yesterday for Not PC — by gregster on Tue, 2008-07-01 01:23
Indeed, methinks. — by Jameson on Sun, 2008-06-29 03:41
I think you were confusing a — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2008-06-29 03:31

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Memo to Bleeding-Heart 'Libertarians': Grow the Fuck Up!

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2008-06-22 23:46

[Note from Linz—I've taken the liberty of lifting this post by Oirishman O'Cresswell from the More Accurate Badges thread as it deserves maximum prominence.

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Here's one for the bleeding hearts — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2008-07-06 00:45
douche-canoe I think I just — by Lance on Mon, 2008-06-23 20:20
Once more but not for the last time I'm sure... — by Matty Orchard on Mon, 2008-06-23 10:45

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Free Radical 79: 'Brown-Nosing Te Qaeda'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2008-03-26 01:19

Yes, that's the cover of the latest Free Radical that will be going out to shops and subscribers from the end of this week.

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waiting for my copy to 'cross the pond' — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-04-10 17:24
Just got my hard copy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2008-04-10 00:17
Thanks, William — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2008-03-29 00:16

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Religionists vs non-religionists on air

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2008-03-21 00:06

Julian Darby has uploaded the four-handed religion debate from Lindsay Perigo's show on Radio Live this morning, which I'm told was brilliant radio. I myself have to take his word for that at this stage since I was sleeping at the time, but you can click here to hear the debate in its full MP3 brilliance.

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The Atheist vs Christian — by Kasper on Tue, 2008-06-03 07:05
Just finished the clip. — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-03-21 01:46
Loved the debate Linz — by HWH on Fri, 2008-03-21 01:33

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