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Public Address 21-23/01/08 - Theories, Please ...

PUBLIC ADDRESS 23/01/08 - Theories, Please ...

Theories, please ... | Jan 23, 2008 10:05
Russell Brown's Hard News

Theories, please, on why our plucky little bourse staged its recovery while those across the Tasman and around the world just kept diving yesterday? Does anyone else find the economic policy responses of not only the incumbent, but all the US presidential hopefuls unconvincing to the...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 22/01/08 - Spin Spun

Spin Spun | Jan 22, 2008 10:55
Russell Brown's Hard News

The Sunday Star Times' page three lead story that opened with the words "The Labour-led government is being dubbed the 'most-spun' government ever, as its workforce of spin doctors balloons to almost twice the level it was five years earlier," is quite the work of irony. As Jim...,

On the Force of Arms | Jan 22, 2008 10:01
Graeme Edgeler has arrived

"Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." The Declaration of Independence carries these words espousing the right of revolution – words that have doubtless come to haunt...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 21/01/08 - Monster Weekend

Monster Weekend | Jan 21, 2008 11:41
Russell Brown's Hard News

A post published yesterday on Kiwiblog asks The Standard hosted by the Labour Party? Well, no, as it happens, but it does look messy. And it has naturally been occasion for a torrent of thrashing, screaming and outright pants-pooing from the usual suspects. The Standard became a...,


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