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Rohingya Plight

Man's Inhumanity to Man

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Rogue Leaders

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Suu Kyiadolf   BASTARDS!

I want to draw attention to the fact that Trump's move to expel "non-citizens" has spread globally, Netanyahu in Israel is deporting 40,000 refugees and Myanmar has forced more than a million Rohingyas over the border into Myanmar. Not only are these countries following Trump's lead, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi has included the term "fake news" in direct reference to the Rohingya, despite the fact that a million desperate souls have been forced to flee into Bangladesh.

Witness to Injustice

A Million Rohingyas may die if sent back to Myanmar

 

Have just watched a CNN doco about the plight of the Rohingya people. There is suffering in this world, but NOTHING compares to the hell of being on the wrong end of ethnic cleansing. More than a million souls have been displaced into Bangladesh literally with the clothes they stand and were raped in. One woman had a child torn from her which was thrown on the fire before she was raped by a Burmese bastard. Forget about sideshow Trump, let's try at least to get some clothes to these people to give them some dignity. Anyone interested in doing something?

Trumpocracy

Trumpocracy

Fox News takes a hammering over Trump

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Maybe this is the beginning of the end for Trump. Fox News has maintained an impenetrable wall around the president and diverts attention away from him when he makes inappropriate comments. The alternative target is usually Hillary Clinton and her emails. They can only do this for so long. The question Fox will be asking itself, is how long can they cling to a sinking ship, before the vessel drags them down with it. When their staffers are made to look idiots due to overwhelming evidence, the future of Fox News as a credible right wing voice is in jeopardy. Even worse is the fact that Trump makes decisions on what he sees on Fox News.

Loneliness

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In a lonely moment recently, I phoned a neighbour suggesting we meet-up for a coffee. She replied:

"It won't be next week as the grandchildren are off from school 
and at this stage Monday or Tuesday the following week look a bit busy.
"So What about Wednesday week around lunchtime?”

My reply was thus, ’I was thinking in about ten minutes or so, ah but never mind.”

The Orangutan Whisperer

The focus of my energies for 2018

 

Donald Trump's Ego

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Adolf Hitler once claimed, “When you have control of people’s minds you have absolutely everything.”

Donald Trump is less sophisticated. Unparalleled control through fear and unpredictability is his modus operandi. Trump spends up to 3 hours a day watching cable TV to see for himself how much air-time each daily event is commanding. Television coverage means everything to him and he sits and gloats over how the name Trump dominates the news worldwide.

Generation X Obsession

drfosterI recently watched the final episode of Doctor Foster on TV One. While the plot may have stretched the limits of credibility in pursuit of good drama, the finale pulled together a brilliant summation of modern life and its pitfalls.

The two main characters were a divorced couple (with a teenaged son) who focused their energies on destroying one another. The two madly busy, upwardly mobile Generation Xers stumbled from one confrontation to the next, paying little heed to the effects their obsessional behaviour was having on a son torn between parents.

The writers very cleverly depicted self-absorbed paths of destruction which led to oblivion. So busy sticking knives in one another, they failed to acknowledge the damage their behaviour was having on their son, a mere pawn in a bigger game. They lacked sufficient empathy to acknowledge the pain and humiliation of their son. Eventually, the boy Tom reached breaking point and disappeared into the ether, becoming a missing person statistic.

Thus, “Doctor Foster” is an important piece of drama that crystalizes the incredible selfishness of modern society.

They’re keeping us in the dark!

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Not much in nature or science is totally beneficial or totally detrimental. There are upsides and downsides to everything. Many downsides don’t even register on the radar, but being uninformed is no longer adequate in a world that is destructing before our very eyes.
With a new Labour led government, there couldn’t be a more opportune time for Kiwis to push for far more consumer product transparency. Until recent times, major corporates had little difficulty in concealing less palatable aspects of their operations, but with the advent of social media era nothing is secret anymore.
To make informed decisions, consumers need to be alerted to potential harms via packaging information. Harm is a very broad term, but it could range from the known downsides of added sugar in food to animal testing of cosmetics. 
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