Episode 435: Serving Suggestion

December 16th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, Stephanie’s here!  Her stuff is at Boots Theory or OnTheLeftNZ.com.

Today we’re talking flippant topics: McDonalds fess up to the distance between the burger in the photo and the burger in the box they just hiffed ya – what does the community think?  Also Dan updates us vis a vis his mattress.

And in more serious matters: How is this Andrew Little guy going?  And how have we come to live in a New Zealand where poor mothers queue for food in the middle of the night?

Episode 434: In The Air Tonight

December 13th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, how are you?

Stephanie Rodgers of Boots Theory is back with us, talking her part in the new blogging venture On The Left, as well as the icky congruence of power, sleaze and media some say the latest Sunday Star Times columnist appointments smell like.

Also – state surveillance is still in the fray, with the Foreign Fighters bill passing into law via a Nat/Lab consensus.  And the report into CIA’s mid-2000s torture is out.  How do class and culture influence mankind’s most violent hours?

Mouthbreather comments takes a time machine to the gilded age.

Episode 433: Cash Back!

December 1st, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Money!  It’s all changing!  How will Facebook react to this news…?

And heartbreak from Ferguson, Missouri.  How do issues of race permeate justice, the economy, history, America, humankind?  What does Killer Mike mean by “the machine”?



Episode 432: Out of Con Texts

November 28th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey!

John Key has a mare of a week, flicking in and out of lucidity.  Can a man really be asked to remember things?  An official report by the IGIS implicates his office in the politicisation of our security services, but he says it doesn’t.  When the only Nat to come out of the week with roses on is Collins, you know it’s been a rough guts slog.

Also Andrew Little hits all cylinders and sticks it to em.  And will (social)media get what they want from Cameron Slater?

Episode 431: Prickle Down Economics

November 23rd, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey,

A hedgehog is heroically rescued from a fast food disaster by Nelson’s finest.  (This episode recorded prior to my learning that McD’s could have prevented this all along).  How did the nation react?  Also; John Key rewrites history, again. And whatever else has been bloody going on of late.

Episode 430: Have A. Little Faith

November 20th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi.

Andrew Little is the new Labour leader, pipping Grant Robertson by 1%.  What does getting the hardest job in politics by the narrowest margin mean for the task ahead?  Many people have opinions.

Also, Auckland City council wants to ban fun and the only journalist who can stop them is on shards.  Moral decay in the 09.

Episode 429: Pacific Specifics

November 16th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey there,

The TPP(A) is the issue on everybody’s lips, as the government plays keep-away with the facts.  How do you protest something behind such a shroud of secrecy?

Also, would the All Blacks ever really ditch the haka?  And AC/DC’s drummer/New Zealand’s Tony Montana is in the news again for living life like it’s a bad gangster movie.

Episode 428: Dunne Bed

November 12th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey!

Peter Dunne, king of cool calm proportionate reactions, declares NZ First a branch of the KKK.  In sadder, similar news; John Key jokes about the escape of Phillip Smith – a dangerous criminal who’s flight should be impossible under a correctly run corrections system.  Also; tanning beds.

Episode 427: There’s No Such Thing as Free Luncheon Sausage

November 5th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi,

Man releases book, people have opinions.  And private space flight – the passing of the baton from the old to the new, or just ugly outsourcing?

Episode 426: Flexible Squawking Conditions

November 2nd, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi!

Is the passage of the Employment Relations Amendment bill a portent of things to come?  Are we raising a generation doomed to be perpetual tenants? Can McDonalds sort out its Pigeon Issue?  All this and more…