The Government Is Proceeding with Non-essential Legislation at Breakneck Speed No doubt you saw Andrew Little’s comments about forging ahead with hate speech legislation to get it passed before this year’s general election. He told Stuff.co.nz that “The review of our hate speech laws are in the final stages. I expect there will […]

Stay vigilant: Post-pandemic, this persecution may be spread well beyond the borders of China! MH Michael Snyderendoftheamericandream.com Be very thankful that you don’t live in China.  Approximately one out of every seven people on the entire planet lives in China, and it has become one of the most dystopian societies […]

Absurdity beyond belief. This is madness. I’m off for a spot of cycling. Hope the cop-chopper doesn’t follow me! MH (And note that one can leave one’s home once per day, which means choosing between exercise or a trip to get essential groceries). Received from Pam Vernon at EWR: from […]

Nobody shuts down whole countries for seasonal influenza, despite the death rate and contagion potential. What’s different about Covid19? by Martin Harris Until recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the annual mortality burden of influenza to be 250 000 to 500 000 all-cause deaths globally; however, a 2017 study indicated a […]

Here comes the Finger In The Dike. A bit late perhaps, President Xi? MH February 17, 2020 By Aaron Kesel China’s President Xi Jinping has called for tightened control over online discussion and increased policing to ensure “positive energy” and social stability according to state media, Bloomberg reported. This is […]

Almost in the “Too good to be true” category. I remain cautious, but optimistic. MH Hong Kong (CNN) Pro-democracy candidates appear to have made major gains in Hong Kong’s district council elections, as early results trickled in Monday morning, with multiple high-profile pro-government figures losing their seats. More than 2.9 […]