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Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki: A New Refugee Centre for New Zealand

As a New Zealander, I’m proud to say that my country is not only improving the facilities for new refugees coming here, but increasing our capacity so we can take even more than we do currently. Pride wouldn’t normally be my response in this matter. As one of the wealthier countries in the world I consider the resettlement of refugees, paid for by the taxpayer, no more than our duty. However,... read more

Winner of the Week – 8 November 2015: Cuteness!

There are so many horrible things going on in the world that I’ve decided to do another post focussing on some of the wonderful things to be found in our natural world – this time the cuteness of baby animals. If you’re not a sucker for baby animals, you won’t enjoy this, but I am, and it’s my website! 🙂 This Winner of the Week is once again thanks to the intrepid Amy... read more

Worry of the Week – 1 November 2015: Bangladesh

For the fifth time this year, I’ve woken to news that another person associated with the tiny atheist community in Bangladesh has been brutally murdered via machete. In February it was author and atheist blogger Dr Avijit Roy, who was murdered in the street in a machete attack. Then on 30 March atheist blogger Washiqur Rahman (27) was murdered in another machete attack in the street outside his... read more

Winner of the Week – 1 November 2015: Raif Badawi

It was announced on Thursday that Raif Badawi won the European Union’s Sakharov human rights prize. The Guardian reports : Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger and activist sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, has won the EU’s Sakharov prize for human rights. The announcement was greeted on Thursday with a standing ovation at the European parliament in Strasbourg, France,... read more

Worry of the Week – 25 October 2015: Ben Carson Chosen by God

The success of so-called “outsider” candidates has been a feature of the GOP presidential nominee race. So far, Donald Trump has won almost every poll since he entered the race. That changed this week. Until now, it was possible to put the success of complete f**kwits like Trump, Mike Huckabee, and Ted Cruz down to name recognition. When someone like Carly Fiorina was noticed in the debates... read more

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