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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Bomber's Blog - The War on News - TONIGHT 10.30pm Sky 89 & Freeview 21

The War on News 2011 – NZ News Satire on Stratos Sky 89 10.30pm Tuesday & simulcast on Freeview 21. Replayed on Triangle TV 9.45pm Wednesday and posted online at Scoop.co.nz as their Weekend Watch.

It’s just like 7 days on TV3 but with fewer dick jokes.

As of March 1st, Stratos will broadcast on Freeview terrestrial 21 and the War on News will be moved to 10pm

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At 8/2/11 7:45 pm, Blogger Chris Prudence said...

The science that man-made pollution is causing the planet to
dangerously warm is as settled as the science behind evolution.
Another firm prediction is that,half a century from now,the world will
be warmer than today-though by how much is uncertain.Shifts in weather
patterns and especially in rainfall impact most grievously on those
least able to adapt (in time) and on countries that have themselves
contributed only minimally to global CO2 emissions.The prospects seem
especially gloomy in Africa,where there will be a Billion more people
by mid-century than there are today and the birthrate remains
high.Climate change only serves to aggravate the challenge of feeding
this growing population and a large contingent of people are now
terming it climate change rather than global warming - and the
extended argument involves extra-planetary influences affecting the

Our Sun formed 4.5 billion years ago,but its got 6 billion more
before the fuel runs out.It will then flare up, engulfing the inner
planets and vapourising whatever remains on Earth,i.e those least able
to adapt.Any 'creatures' witnessing the Sun's demise 6 billion years
hence,here on Earth or far beyond,won't be human as Charles Darwin
himself recognised.Life on this planet could inhabit the entire solar
system and galaxies of the universe far beyond in a similar sort of
time frame for human evolution on Earth, 200,000 years or post-human
'evolution' could be seen to be extending billions of years both into
the past and the future,as the present century may be remembered as a
defining moment as collective human actions are ravaging the biosphere
and threatening biodiversity.There have been 5 great extinctions in
the geological past.Humans are now causing a sixth.The extinction rate
is a thousand times higher than normal and is increasing.But for many
of us,these instrumental and anthropocentric arguments aren't the only
compelling ones.Preserving the richness of our planet has value in its
own right over and above what it means to us humans.Its the first time
in our planets history where one species-ours-has Earth's future in
its hands,and Man could not only jeopardise itself but foreclose
life's other immense potential.

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It is what many people-the disabled,the mentally impaired or
intellectually handicapped,the sick,the elderly (still creaming big
rises on a non means-tested pension the most generous in the developed
world for sky T.V for the rugby and a bottle of sherry for the wife)
cannot really aspire to on their own without love, help and support.To
make survival off the fittest or dog eat dog the foundation value of a new republic or constitution or four
yearly parliamentary cycle also potentially exonerates Maori as a
group with more rights than many like their own parliamentary seats
for example or more places at university over and above the ordinary
rights of citizenship of the majority and the State,from
responsibility to assist only their own "our people" when in need and
whom they expect all others to be capable of doing it all by

At 10/2/11 11:14 pm, Blogger Chris Prudence said...

Terrorism is indeed an international threat, but it did not start with the attacks on 9/11.Many who support bombing Afghanistan do so grudgingly as for some the bombs seem to be the only weapons available however brutal and inhumane. But this ‘paucity of options’ is partly a result of U.S resistance to a range of more precise and potentially effective international instruments. Like a standing International Criminal Court, whom the U.S still opposes, fearing that its own might face prosecution. Like the comprehensive test ban treaty on nuclear weapons, also a no-go. And all the other treaties the U.S has refused to ratify, on land mines, small arms and so much else that would have helped cope with a heavily militarised state such as Afghanistan. As Bush invited the world to join their wars sidelining the U.N and the International Court we need to become ‘passionate defenders’ of true multilateralism, rejecting the no-logo anti-globalisation. Bush’s coalition of mates does not represent a genuinely global response to terrorism but the internationalisation of one country and a few allies’ foreign policy objectives as the international community. We can distinguish this fallacy in Egypt recently as we make these and similar events In Tunisia and all over the Arabic and Muslim Middle East the trademark of U.S international relations from the WTO to Kyoto. And we can make these connections not as anti-Americans but as true internationalists.


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