Recently got into a ridiculous argument with “Stuart” on The Standard. I think he was a rabid National supporter, who thought everything was awesome. So these were some links to demonstrate the non awesomeness of our corporatised world.
NZ Listener, May 1-7 2010 Vol 223 No 3651 Cover Story: “All Things Being Equal” by Staff Writers NOTE: Subheadings and emphases added by this blogger. New Zealanders once prided themselves on being an egalitarian society, but research shows we not only tolerate increasing income disparity but appear to welcome it.
The usual posters of the Solar system miss out the largest, most significant part: all the empty space. This interactive page puts it back into correct perspective, and adds some thoughtful commentary along the journey to Pluto. Further links: Author’s blog (via travellerev)
From the Daily Mirror: Viking warriors have begun to arrive in York in preparation for the end of the world. ‘Norsemen’ from across the UK and further afield are converging on the historic Yorkshire town as Ragnarok, the final bloody battle predicted in Norse mythology approaches on February 22. Believers say that when the fateful […]
Wonkette: New Zealand Prime Minister claims he’s not a lizard person, which is exactly what lizard people would say Some of the weirder comments: # Key said, “I have no more comment on this matter. Now I have some basking to do.” # As Key turned to walk from the podium, he caught an errant […]
Perhaps the most scathing and chillingly accurate article ever written about John Key. Key might never have called Mandela a terrorist, but his 1980s apathy over apartheid is arguably more troubling for what it reveals about the shallow nature of his politics, and his very motivations for going into public service. During the period when […]
There is a seriously paranoid subculture within Christianity that rejects science and embraces conspiracy theories in order to support a naive literal reading of the book of Genesis wherein the Earth is only 6000 years old, Noah’s Flood was a global deluge, and man walked with dinosaurs. No wonder Colin Craig is confused about climate […]