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    There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function. David Foster

    FSC Podcast: Patrick Corish Interviews Melissa Derby

    Free Speech CoalitionPatrick Corish interviews Melissa DerbySupport the show Patrick sits down with Dr Melissa Derby, a lecturer of history at Auckland University of Technology. On 16 October Massey University cancelled a Feminism 2020 event that Melissa was invited to speak at. Her...

    The Crocodile Sleeps: 1937

    Anarchist History of New ZealandThe History of New Zealand through a Libertarian Anarchist lens. Yesterday in New Zealand history, 19 October 1937, the death of Ernest Rutherford. The New Zealander who founded nuclear physics, history’s first successful alchemist, the man who split the...

    Top Ten Posts From the Past Week

    https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/botany-turning-into-a-real-mess-for-national/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/labour-busted/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/the-article-the-nz-herald-were-too-scared-to-publish/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/he-was-labour-until-he-lost-now-hes-dog-tucker/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/judith-collins-on-climate-change/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/some-inconvenient-truths-for-the-climate-kids/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/if-you-believe-national-can-govern-alone-under-simon-bridges-leadership-then-i-have-a-bridge-in-northland-to-sell-you/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/botany-coronation-for-luxon-turning-to-custard/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/twyfords-dodgy-transport-deal-rejected-by-wellingtonians/ https://thebfd.co.nz/2019/10/cartoon-of-the-day-by-sonovamin-21/

    No Government Cash for TV3 if Winston Has His Way

    Winston Peters has pretty much scotched any attempt for MediaWorks to bludge some cash for beleaguered TV3: Winston Peters kicked off his party conference by lashing out at the media, including MediaWorks, which on Friday announced it would sell its TV station.The...

    MediaWorks Weren’t Listening

    Macca I have zero sympathy for MediaWorks and their impending demise. In fact, I'm pretty positive that the vast majority here could give them a collective 'we told you so' as they walk out the door with their desk contents in...

    Trouble at t’Mill for Two Senior Nats

    With the shenanigans going on over in Botany, other problems are starting to surface as well. The tipline has received two credible tips over this weekend. Botany, which was supposed to be a coronation for Christopher Luxon, has turned into a donnybrook pitting...

    Audio: In Defence of Free Speech

    Magic.co.nz They want to turn what should be a battle of ideas into a battle of force.Jim Flynn In this audio Sean Plunket interviews University of Otago emeritus professor Jim Flynn about his book, ‘In Defense of Free Speech:...

    The Only Party That Can Stop the Gun Laws in Their Tracks Is NZ First

    WarningBreak out the sick bags folks.Cause you are gonna get a little sick in your mouth. A newspaper reports on protesters at the NZ First conference, over the proposed gun laws. NZ First leader Winston Peters has met angry...