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The tortured thinking of Jonathon Milne (Sunday Star Times)

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

13 January, 2016

Dear Editor:

There is a similar intent and effect, namely domination, between the now lessened trade embargo of Cuba by USA and the restrictions on democratic sovereignty of the proposed TPPA. In the case of the embargo on Cuba it was a political domination by the big bully neighbour with economic implications, while with the TPPA it is the domination by the narrow profit interests of big bully global corporations with political implications. Read the rest of this entry »


Car drivers will slow down to be safer

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

01 February, 2016

Dear Editor:

L. Alliston of Island Bay (Letters, 28 Jan) says “I don’t have any issues with driving more slowly and carefully” now that the road is narrower with the new cycleway. This thought hits the nail on the head. Future less carbon intensive city transport will be a more relaxed affair with car drivers toning down. It’s a simple move away from the established total car dominance of the public throughways.

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published 4 Feb, 2016


TPP supporters late ‘spin’ reveals ‘part of the club’ mentality again

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

30 January, 2016

Dear Editor:

It is not generally realized that the version of the TPPA the government wants to sign up on 4 February is not likely to be the final version. The USA reserves the right to request changes, which no other country will be able to do, if this version fails to be approved by the US Congress.  And with the variety of opposition in the Congress, it is unlike to pass.  Read the rest of this entry »


Breathless editorial about bikeway

The Editor,  The Wellingtonian,  Wellington

25 January, 2016

Dear Editor:

Throw them out at the next election (!) your editorial (14 Jan) says, naming and shaming the offending counsellors. Whoa!  What did they do?  Receive some monetary graft with an ensuing conspiracy to cover up?   Approve a wasteful $300m on an airport runway extension?  Neither.  They approved a $1.7m bikeway for Island Bay.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Resilience opportunity using the coast

The Editor,  The Wellingtonian,  Wellington

07 January, 2016

Dear Editor:

Resilience in possible disaster situations has been one justification given for a new highway through Transmission Gully. But that area has fault lines and could not be relied upon in a major earthquake situation.  Read the rest of this entry »


“Time of Useful Consciousness” by Ralph Chapman – commentary by RWK

Time of Useful Consciousness, by Ralph Chapman, 2015                          Acting Urgently on Climate Change (one of the BWB series)

Dr Chapman lays out in chapters 1 – 4 the current mainstream description of the science of global warming and reasons urgent action is required.

Then in chapter 5, enigmatically titled “The Risks to Balanced Governance”, he gets around to describing more deeply what is revealed in the state of global politics 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


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