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Granny Basher’s Discharge Sends the Right Message

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One year ago I made a young man famous. The video footage of the horrific political violence he perpetrated against a 71 year-old lady at a Women’s Rights rally shocked the world, leading to international condemnation of New Zealand.  Two weeks ago I was in court to witness his sentencing: he received a discharge without conviction and his name was...

E-Scooters: A Two Wheeled Burden?

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Since approximately 2016 there has been a rapid increase in personal and for-hire electric scooters (e-scooters) in cities around the world. Over 600 cities now have e-scooter for-hire services and, globally, the electric scooter market is valued at more than AUD $49 billion and growing at 10% per year. In Australia, there was an 800% increase in e-scooters from...

Part II:Programmable Money

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Two years ago the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Cunliffe, spoke the most sinister sentence I’d heard in a long while. The menace was unmistakable:  “giving your children pocket money but programming the money so that it couldn’t be used for sweets.”  This statement was offered in the context of Central Bank Digital Currencies. Let me explain...

Racial Friction in New Zealand

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For every government in New Zealand, the year commences with a focus on Maori affairs. For historical reasons most political parties undertake a pilgrimage to the Ratana Church on the 25th of January to commemorate the birthday of the congregation’s prophet, Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana. It is a reserved affair: politicians are discouraged from grandstanding and expected to listen to...

The Libertarian ACT Party’s Influence On The New Coalition Government

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Strange Mixture of Ethno-Nationalism And Soviet-Style Authoritarianism Is A Very Real Risk. The proportional representation electoral system in New Zealand encourages the formation of coalition governments. The usual outcome is a coalition featuring one of the traditional major parties, the leftist Labour party or the centrist National party, with another party, perhaps plus other sympathetic parties providing confidence and supply...

The Farce of NZ Ministry of Health Data Leak

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Dealing With A Number of Organisations Concerning These Data For More Than A Year. Several days ago Database Administrator Barry Young emerged as the Ministry of Health whistleblower. Mr Young had appropriated more than a terabyte of Covid vaccine data and released it to selected contacts in the vaccine sceptical community within New Zealand and overseas. The data was presented...

Citizen Journalist Videos Police Collusion With A Violent Mob

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Violent trans activists riot, endangering British pro women speaker, Posey Parker.

FREEDOM! The Daughter of Davos Resigns.

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Two extraordinary things happened yesterday. First, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation effective, at the latest, early in February 2023. (Yes, New Zealanders need to endure her for a few weeks more!) Second, I put out this short tweet yesterday together with a video of the Prime Minister, and it went viral. In a mere 180 minutes, it...

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The Right To Keep and Bear Cash

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A libertarian friend called me at 6.30am last Tuesday whist I was riding the train to work. “How do you start a community bank?”...