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by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/08/2022 8pm
Dr Sharma's revelations that he was trained on how to hide communications from the OIA comes as no shock to me. One was obviously, shut up, don’t talk about anything. Not about this, but anything. Don’t say anything for which the Prime Minister has to stand up and do a media stand-up. But also, how ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/06/2022 8am
New Zealand's Mixed Member Proportional electoral system has a problem.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/06/2022 6pm
The introduction of a new public holiday comes with a battle as old as time.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 21/06/2022 6pm
The war on Bethlehem College has been carried out in a coordinated way. It started with a march on the grounds by students who embrace an ideology that runs contrary to that of the school.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/06/2022 6pm
I saw a rather funny tweet from former PM Helen Clark recently: Preposterous for #NZ judge to reference death penalty in sentencing person on drug-related charges. The #deathpenalty was abolished in NZ in 1961. What was he thinking? What has happened to judicial standards & professionalism? ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 13/06/2022 10am
Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little have announced a new "violent extremism research centre" called the National Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism , which is a bit of a mouthful. Its shorter Maori name is He Whenua Taurikura , which seems to roughly ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/06/2022 9am
With the announcement that the government is spending an extra $4,700,000 on evangelising the transgender ideology there is a new film you need to watch.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/06/2022 12pm
I've written no long form articles in over six months, and did less than one a month on average last year. The reason I cut back was in part due to a lifestyle change, but at a deeper level I didn't feel like writing.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/08/2021 9pm
With recent news on COVID Plan B's Simon Thornley and now parliamentary staffer Ani O'Brien considering legal action against libellous harassment, I thought I would share my experience in this area.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/06/2021 9pm
Hate speech is back on the menu — Tova O'Brien's interview with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi was eyebrow raising. If I write an opinion piece 'Jacinda Ardern is a communist or a dictator', could I be stung for hate speech? Instead of just saying "no", we're given a very bizarre answer where Kris ...
Rubicon River
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/05/2021 8am
We don't have to defend bad behaviour, we don't have to stand up for someone with a nasty attitude, but we should defend people's right to freedom of expression.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/04/2021 10pm
Banning "hate" against religion is a return of our recently vapourised blasphemy laws, but with more teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum. A society must have some form of blasphemy laws.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 02/03/2021 8pm
A subtle shift that has taken place with recent lockdowns here that I felt obliged to comment on. Last week, the Ministry of Health COVID-19 website was updated with the following ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/02/2021 6pm
In the early days of this incarnation of cancel culture (c. 2016-2018) it was wise to oppose it, but few did. Now we're well past the point of no return. The tide is coming in, and only a fool would dare to oppose it.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/01/2021 5pm
What are you doing to make the spaces you spend your time in better? A supporter sent in the following positive message.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 18/01/2021 7pm
Last year was a bit of a wild one for me, and not one I plan to repeat. Yet the path it's started me down has to continue. Now a year on from the police raid in January, things progress slowly.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/11/2020 8am
I was struck by two stories this week. The first that abortions are up by 9% and the second that the nation's fertility rate dropped to its lowest ever of 1.63 children per woman.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/11/2020 8pm
Based in Canada, Choice42 is one of the few pro-life groups who openly call abortion out for what it is: murder and child sacrifice. The uncompromising visuals are what makes this short video a powerful work of art.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/11/2020 8am
I've always loved American politics, even if purely for the entertainment factor. On November 3rd, President Trump won the legal vote by a huge margin and the Republican party made historic gains down ballot.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/11/2020 8am
The Green party always seems to pick the weirdest and worst examples of immigrants as MPs. They've really outdone themselves this time with Ricardo Menendez, a Spaniard hailing from Mexico.

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