British army “It’s okay to cry”

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Friday feline

Germany’s Jewish community launches Kippa march

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For Fiji ever Fiji… Baghdad: UN guard unit singing the national Anthem after church service

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Daily roundup

Beer belly portrait

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Tweet of the day

There are so many things wrong with this tweet I don’t know where to start. Our Prime Minister posing with a man famous for being anti-Semitic as well as running a deeply anti-Semitic Labour party would be the first thing that springs to mind. Ugh.

Let’s talk

Let’s Talk

If you don’t know any vegans, don’t worry, they’ll tell you. But what if they’re right? What if eating animal products is just plain wrong? Let’s discuss whether all humans should be vegan.

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Old white man of the day

Another “last of” for our old white man today.  The last survivor of the Dambuster squadron. Quote:

Les Munro was born on 5 April 1919 at Gisborne. […] He enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 5 July 1941. He was originally turned down because of unsatisfactory scholastic ability, but studied by correspondence and was finally accepted.
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Two impertinent questions for Chris Hipkins


Hitman: Education Minister Chris Hipkins plans to eliminate Partnership schools
Credit: Luke

At about two minutes and forty seconds into a video on Maori Television Chris Hipkins seems to favour those he considers to be “Maori providers.” He said that for the Maori providers ” in particular” he wants to see how Labour can accommodate them in the state system.

My two impertinent questions are about what makes a charter school a “Maori provider” in Chris Hipkins’ eyes.

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