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No bicameral Parliament for us, says Mr Speaker

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Speaker of the House David Carter is in Australia on a little fact finding tour to discover why not to have a parliamentary system like they do.

Mr Carter and parliamentary clerk David Wilson are in Canberra this week and on Monday observed a Senate estimates hearing.

During the hearing Senate President Stephen Parry indicated an interest in New Zealand parliamentary reform.

“This could be the road back to them getting a bicameral system – let’s hope this works,” Senator Parry said. Read more »

What is good for the gander is good for the goose

In my analogy, the gander is gay man Milo Yiannopoulos who had his book Dangerous cancelled by his publisher and the goose is gay woman Lena Dunham who has cancelled her book tour. Over the years many allegations have been used to try to silence Milo such as white supremacist, white nationalist, alt-right, anti-Semite, racist, islamophobic, homophobic and transphobic. The smear that cost him both his book deal and his job, however, was one of the worst smears that anyone can throw at a person which is to call them a  paedophile.

Milo’s use of the word “boy” in a video was deliberately twisted to make it appear that he was referring to young boys when in fact he was referring to his own sexual relationship at 17 with an older man. In the unedited version of the video used to smear him, he actually stated that the age of consent was about right which clearly showed that he did not support underage sex or paedophilia.

Milo was molested by a paedophile when he was 13. In his career as a journalist, he has been responsible for shining sunlight on three pedophiles which as he pointed out at his media conference was three more than any of his accusers.

Nevertheless, the smear cost him his lucrative book deal and his job at Breitbart but his fans were not happy and immediately began to point out a number of famous people on the left who have said much worse and gotten away with it. One of those people was Bill Myer who in a video condoned sex between a 12 year old student and a 33 year old teacher. He even mocked the female guest who called it rape.

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If you want to get things done, ask Bernie Monk

via Stuff

Who else has kept this issue alive through the years as well as caused a PM, party leaders and other significant community leaders to quiver in fear?

Pike River families believe they could know as soon as July whether a manned re-entry will be allowed into the drift.

Experts working with the families of some of the 29 men killed in the 2010 west coast mine disaster have put together a timeline for the government, setting out a 10-step process for re-entry.

Bernie Monk, whose son Michael was killed, says the families aren’t planning on messing around. Read more »

Guest Post: Palestinian terrorism and Muslim hypocrisy: An open letter from a Muslim woman

While millions of children got out of bed on the morning of June 30, 2016, excited for summer vacation, one child did not. A young Israeli girl, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel, was brutally murdered in her own bed by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist. He broke into her house and stabbed her to death. Another life lost to senseless violence. Another poor soul taken too early from this world. But few Muslims in this world will be mourning her death, because Hallel was an Israeli Jew.

I am a Muslim, and I know that when it comes to Palestinian terrorism, too many Muslims are hypocrites. I have seen firsthand the casual, destructive anti-Semitism that plagues the Muslim community. I have heard it from the mouths of our religious leaders, from our politicians, and even from our otherwise peaceful, liberal Muslim activists. I have witnessed in horror the desperate attempts to justify Palestinian terrorism from people who I once respected. Why? Why do we decry all other types of terrorism, but bend over backwards to legitimize violence against Israeli Jews?

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