do to others
what you want
done to you.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.2.13~
NZ NEWS. LIES. COVER UPS. GREED. TRUST ABUSE. ECONOMIC BULLYING, LAND BUY UPS. RACIST INEQUALITY PERSECUTION, TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS DISCRIMINATION & HEALTHY CONFESSIONS AHEAD – 18th JANUARY 2012
News: It was very much a politics driven show. Click on pic to see.
For my own reference – What is remembered of news and news culture, follows…?
Lance Armstrong confesses to drug useage to Oprah yet he still shows hardness of heart (eg: athlete competiveness combined with cheating has not caught up with his brain in real time). He does have an empire amassed to save, yet the contrition is not apparent yet. Meaning, Lance is still suffering from pumped-up, high profile fame addiction… perhaps.
Performance enhanced ‘med science’ was the reason for his 7 tour de france wins. I don’t respect that easily with “winning” athletes. A faker is a faker, Period. No judgement intended though. Fame addiction and stealing other people’s best endeavors was what Lance’s backers achieved with Lance. NZ’s PM John Key‘s publicst no.2 talks on phone (as an independant journalist, apparently… :) while a pic of plane is shown. Apparently Antarctica is on the cards. An Italian restaurant gets AMAZING press in Otautahi (Christchurch)… how did that happen?! On them. Tauranga grieves lost citizens in Kenya. Where I live, we have the same story… metaphorically speaking. Yet, literally too.
Economist and soccer club owner, Gareth Morgan enlightens how $1b+ in loans were issued in NZ in a week. That means people have been encouraged to buy up houses in bundles. A monopoly now exists of ‘cluster-homes’ owners. NZ’s govt. were the architects of it. It is greed and fear mentality – yet wise investment too. :) (more…)
“unsavory deal… struggle to abolish slavery… enduring… enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise… brilliant hope we can do it again.”
–President Bill Clinton at the 70th Golden Globes, on the film about the slavery abolitionist President. Photo: Paul Drinkwater. AP.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
NSW are on high alert during vacation season 2013. In the interim, Australia’s PM goes into overdrive kickstarting her year off with child abuse in her sights. ”Hideous. Shocking. Vile,” are her opening lines of Gillard’s latest rant.
”I believe our nation needs to have this royal commission.”
Love it. Girlfriend… bring it on. The worst kind of child abuse occurring at the moment is economic child abuse. Where inequality rises, it is a statistical fact abuse towards children rises with it. In times of greed and inequality, children and their families are often left exposed and vulnerable by The State. The abuse of children abused in such conditions, was pre-set for children economically by leaders… so I think a politician in the South Pacific and Asia-Pacific whose people are earning well, (entire)… is more than qualified to go for the jugular on the child abuse issue with integrity. (more…)
PRIVACY IS NOT A CRIME – IT IS NOW AN INDUSTRY NEEDING LOOKING IN TO – IN ORDER TO COUNTERACT HEAVY “SECURITY INDUSTRIES” TECHNOLOGY SALES GAMES
–Tim McBride shares his concerns in an article, you can read direct @link.
My view is: if you live online, there’s no privacy. Even if you type anything on a pc or a smart phone, or talk on the phone, someone can get it, if they really want the info. So the best policy is to try and live life in the open. Then you have no fear.
However, I absolutely respect advocates like Tim who are keeping privacy and space boundaries for citizens rights in check. I lived in Hollywood when I witnessed paparazzi mobbing Britney Spears personal space. There’s no way a person could have been sane with sixty paparazzi stalking her. She would drive in her car, so fast cause she had to. Paparazzi on motorbikes would be on either side of her car in the chase. It was surreal. So space protectors can be kinda groovy too. What all celebrities loved about Spears was that she was successful in getting protection space laws introduced, to observe her physical personal space. Her friends also won, when she spent the dosh to do that. Her gift to her people. Everyone thought, right on… when that happened.
What Tim says:
New laws are undermining legal limits on surveillance, threatening a basic freedom.
NZ government departments and banks etc, totally leaked info this year. It was defined as being ”the year of the data breach”.
Privacy goes beyond personal information (for example, placing limitations on when agencies can disclose information they’ve collected about you). The Privacy Act 1993 deals with those concerns.
What is meant by privacy? Tim asks. (more…)
Nicholas Harris died while in custody of The State a year ago. He was held down by nine people when he died.
Like his family, I too think that was “not good enough.”
I was thinking about this as one of the recommendations that the NZ government gave my mom’s Maori tribe of Helensville (the resident Maori tribe of the electorate of NZ’s current Prime Minister) was to have first right options to buy an Auckland City prison. Seriously, that is what the NZ government want my people to do for a business idea that they suggested in the future. (more…)
NZ NEEDS TO CREATE JOBS FOR YOUTH, NOT UNDERVALUE YOUTH – OR YOUTH SHOULD START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES – NOTHING TO LOSE
There is an emphasise on framing youth as prisoners on the news. The real issue in New Zealand is creating jobs for youth and career trajectories. Not creating jobs to jail youth. If youth can get into thinking entrepreneurially younger… NZ will win all round.
We need a perspective shift in NZ. You don’t lift an 18 year old’s vote from them as an adult and then do nothing for them after you take the vote. Insane stuff. (more…)
Journalist Sarah Oakes‘ (pictured above) list of women in Australia making giant waves and pioneering a new frontier beyond gender equality is a fantastic list. Five names feature below:
Five of Australia’s Top Twenty Leaders of 2012 & What they stood against:
1. SEXISM – The Julia Gillard Show: Aussie’s first female Prime Minister kept mim on sexism directed at her and entrenched in Australian politics since her election. When she blew though on the topic, the world, that stopped and listened. Australia media claim, “it’s not an understatement to call her misogyny speech a watershed moment for women in Australia.” Having watched that show outside of Australia, I have to agree. She made press on this website twice on the topic.
2. THE WRITER AGAINST MYSOGENY - The Anne Summers Show: Anne Summer’s past and present research and writing on misogyny are best summed up in the report: Her Rights at Work: The Political Persecution of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister. A presence on social media gives a consistent, intellectual, reasoned and powerful voice is seen as essential to increasing Australia’s economic and social potential.
3. THE EDUCATOR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA – Jane Caro – ”Humour takes the power away from the powerful,” is the axiom of a figure who created the hashtag against mysogney titled: #destroyingthejoint. Caro’s unflinching support of women’s rights and public education in Australia, her moderation in the face of moral panic and, not least of all, for saying ”vagina” loudly and repeatedly on Q&A sets her apart above all Australia.
4. THE SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER - Elizabeth Broderick - She won the battle for paid maternity leave in Australia, introduced a target for women on boards and at executive levels in ASX companies. She headed up a review into sexism in military culture. Her 650-page-report revealed that one in four women in the ADF had experienced sexual harassment in the past five years. The report calls for a dedicated unit to deal with sexual misconduct.
5. THE HARD HITTING JOURNALIST FOR CARBON & MINING – Leigh Sales - The journalist who took a stand on mining tax and carbon tax.
For fifteen more outstanding Australian leaders check ‘em at SMH. Photo: Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.12.12
Nelsen Mandela is the 17th Most Voted Star of 2012. His long walk to freedom is well documented in his own book. He inspired the concept of equality and freedom in Africa’s rise. He is known by his own in the word Madiba. He is an icon of human rights who reminds us all to stand against apartheid and all systems operating in apartheid.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.12.12~
We all could do with reinstating the spirit of democracy into society again I think… :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~
This is sick! Saudi husbands ‘alerted by text’ if wives leave country…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.11.12~
Uganda news is intense: What will a nation do, to lift the heaviness across its land? Ugandan president repents of personal, national sins… & ‘We confess idolatry, witchcraft, dishonesty, intrigue’…
A survey follows the second link as Uganda seeks a new day in forging ahead. It’s a very unusual style of leadership from Uganda.
News source: The Drudge Report, USA.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
AUNG SAN SUU KYI CELEBRITY APPEARANCES NEWS – A THOUGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL & CONTRUCTIVE MEETING FOR JOHN KEY
A celebrity is simply someone who is worthy of being celebrated. As a character on the global stage, Myanmar/ Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is one such person. Against a backdrop of shocking human rights abuses, Suu Kyi was cast in a really bad house arrest movie that lastest fifteen odd years. Suu Kyi’s story created a tolerance icon of a new world. She has since become a leading figure on human rights enlightenment matters.
New Zealand’s Dominion Post published via Stuff these words: “Celebrated democratic reformer Aung San Suu Kyi dreamed of visiting New Zealand during her 15 years under house arrest.
Suu Kyi met with (New Zealand) Prime Minister John Key late last night (NZT) and took the opportunity to thank New Zealanders for their support during Myanmar’s struggle for democracy.
After the 30 minute talks at Key’s Naypyitaw hotel she told reporters she will come to New Zealand in the “not too distant future”.
“The two countries that I would think about were Canada and New Zealand. Because I thought those places were unpolluted areas and of course I have always thought that New Zealand was rather romantic – the land of the long cloud and so on. Not to mention the kiwifruit,” she said. (more…)
AFTER THAILAND, BARACK OBAMA ARRIVES IN BURMA ON HUMAN RIGHTS REFORM FLYING VISIT – ASEAN SUMMIT & CAMBODIA NEXT
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama arrive in Burma/ Myanmar. Photo credit: Reuters via iTV.
Foreign Affairs/ Politics: U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Burma, becoming the first American sitting president to visit the Southeast Asian country.
A chat with Burmese President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi are on Barack’s to do list.
President Obama has said his trip to Burma does not represent an endorsement of the government, but is rather an acknowledgement of the political reform process under way in the country. Barack wants to encourage reform.
Humorously, USA’s 44th President said: “But I do not think anybody is under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that they are where they need to be. On the other hand if we waited to engage until they had achieved a perfect democracy, my suspicion is we would be waiting an awful long time.” Obama hopes to accelerate the reform steps process.
The trip is an effort to show the USA’s agenda to reach out to Asia more as he tries to fulfill his pledge to strengthen the U.S. economy during his second four-year term in office. US foreign policy and engagement will “pivot” toward Asia in the future.
Human rights groups say Burma is “not free”. Basic freedoms need to be restored.
Barack is also participating in the ASEAN leaders meet and greet in Cambodia, another destination where he is expected to raise concerns about long-standing human-rights problems. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Obama wants to remind to “hold free and fair elections and end land seizures.”
Mr. Obama spoke in Bangkok during a news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday. Thailand was the first stop on a three-nation Asian visit in his first overseas trip since winning re-election nearly two weeks ago.
“We are confident that this support will continue through the difficult years that lie ahead. The most difficult time in any transition is when you think that success is in sight. We have to be very careful that we’re not lured by a mirage of success,” once political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi said. The former prisoner added, that she was “very encouraging” of Obama’s visit.
Obama said: “Instead of being stifled, the veil of media censorship must continue to be lifted. As you take these steps, you can draw on your progress. [Reforms in] “Myanmar” could unleash “the incredible potential of this beautiful country.”
China has been hogging Myanmar’s natural resources hard out, so Mayanmar is looking to develop new trading partner’s to get a better deal from what they have. In addition the 110,000 Rohingya Muslim population in the Rakhine district of Myanmar are extremely persecuted by a Bhudist majority population. Human rights breaches need addressing for this people group. Political prisoners are also being held captive unjustly too.
In Thailand Obama had said of Myanmar’s nascent economy’s prospects, “I’m not somebody who thinks that the United States should stand on the sidelines and not want to get its hands dirty when there’s an opportunity for us to encourage the better impulses inside a country,” Obama said during a news conference with Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.
Obama began his Asian tour on a steamy day in Bangkok with a visit to the Wat Pho Royal Monastery. In stocking feet, the president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walked around a golden statue of a sitting Buddha. The complex is a sprawling display of buildings with colorful spires, gardens and waterfalls.
Obama then paid a courtesy call to the ailing, 84-year-old U.S.-born King Bhumibol Adulyadej in his hospital quarters. The king, the longest serving living monarch, was born in Cambridge, Mass., and studied in Europe.
The president also prepared to give a speech at Rangoon University, the center of the country’s struggle for independence against Britain and the launching point for many pro-democracy protests. The former military junta shut the dormitories in the 1990s fearing further unrest and forced most students to attend classes on satellite campuses on the outskirts of town.
News feed: Pippa Wetzell TVNZ. News Source: VOA.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
MOVING FROM DENIAL INTO THE LIGHT – REQUIRES HONEST COURAGE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO ENDING “TEEN BULLYING STRUCTURED” GREEDY-MEAN ECONOMIES
New Zealand’s last census was cancelled. A flaw in a gross oversight of democracy and unaccountability.
How are youth and young adults doing then?
Statistics New Zealand says:
“85,000 people aged 15 to 24 who are not in any education, training or employment- up 25 per cent under since NZ’s current government took power.”
–NZ Herald has a word on NZ’s denial of economic teen bullying and a need to get more real. We need to stop lying. Especially to our youth, who will lead us tomorrow. We cannot teach them to lie. (more…)
Human rights watch: Fran O’Sullivan talks jobs in New Zealand. Read it.
Basically to not create jobs in New Zealand is agreeing to silently kill your own nation. Or you’re just running a nation for pets only on payroll. It’s a pet system you run in these times.
If that is the case and New Zealand is that stitched up in click clubs, then a good rule of manners, is to leave a nation how you found, it before you played with it – if it’s not a democratic nation or system that a leader now leads.
Just saying. :) (more…)
"Malala's courage inspires us to reinforce our commitment to rejecting ideologies rooted in intolerance and extremism... The people of Pakistan have paid a high price from terrorism and extremism. We will stand by all those who, like Malala, are courageously defending the rights of women, in Pakistan and around the world."
–Britain’s William Hague and United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan for Pakistan and women’s rights to education worldwide – Queen Elizabeth Hospital press.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.10.12~
Humanitarians of us all: Harry Glazer‘s life and work is always going to be important.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.10.12~
It is hearting to witness King Tuheitia, The Maori King, and his family join in marching on Wellington, New Zealand’s capital in a protest hikoi. The protest is designed to show that more should be done to support Maori language education pods in the world.
Of course, that starts at home, in New Zealand. (more…)
Mo Yan, became the first Chinese writer to win the literature Nobel. The artist was awarded the Peace Prize while serving a prison sentence for opposing single-party rule. Photo: AP. Reporting Christopher Bodeen, Toronto Star.
Mo Yan’s Bo Xilai poem follows:
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.10.12~
The unspoken costs of post traumatic stress disorder on military families, are often brushed under the carpet by the powers-that-be.
Australia is running a story today on how PTSD is being combatted by military spouses. They are full on OTT.