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Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki: Some Funnies

You may have noticed there was no Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki yesterday. I just couldn’t think of anything positive to write about. However, it’s still Sunday in some parts of the world, so I thought I’d just put up a few funnies for you to enjoy. You gotta wonder just what the teacher was good at. Don’t worry mate, no-one was going to sit on your fence. Some of us remember books and... read more

Auē Tēnei Wiki: Fox News Coverage of the California Massacre

We’re back to the show I both love, but frequently gets me all riled up – Fox New’s The Five. On Friday (Thursday US time) they discussed the horrific events in San Bernadino, California at length, insisting it was terrorism, and being angry with the FBI (and, by extension, the Obama administration) for not saying so. The FBI, of course, has a definition of what terrorism is, and until... read more

Jeff Sparrow Says Atheism Needs to be Saved from Dawkins and Harris

Back in mid-September I did a post called ‘Is New Atheism a Cult?’ The discussion is still going on – so far there are 336 comments. A few days ago a link was posted there by a commenter to an Alternet article by Guardian journalist Jeff Sparrow called ‘We Can Save Atheism From the New Atheists Like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris’. It’s garnered a lot of interesting... read more

Climate Change and the United States

As regular readers will know, I enjoy Fox News’s The Five, which is a US show in which five co-hosts (four conservative and one liberal) discuss current events. Because of the political leanings of most of the co-hosts, I rarely agree with them, but I enjoy the (mostly) intelligent discussion nevertheless. I started watching this (Tuesday) morning (Monday 5pm EST), and the first segment was about... read more

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