Month: October 2013

The campaigning for the next step (group marriage) continues

Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd CNN 26 October 2013 Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52’s “Love Shack.” Next to the float, the…

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Kids should spend no more than 2 hours online per day

DailyMail 28 October 2013 Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting,  texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms.  #goodluckwiththat. The recommendations are bound to prompt  eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says  parents need to…

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‘Gay’ Quota for Labour

NZ Herald 29 October 2013 The Labour Party conference in Christchurch this weekend looks set to approve a remit that will require its list to “fairly represent” gays and lesbians among candidates. At present, the constitution says there shall be…

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Daughter’s words motivate mum to get off benefits

Stuff.co 26 October 2013 A 9-year-old’s comment about how “cool” it was to be on a benefit has changed a Huntly woman’s life. Until six months ago, Judy Wilson was one of about 80,000 sole parents in New Zealand receiving…

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National MP’s Pushed?

Is National wanting to return to its more conservative roots? Four National MP’s “retiring”. The longer serving three voted for the anti-smacking law and all four rejected the Boscawen bill which would have made the law what National was always campaigning…

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Blind woman killed by lethal injection

DailyMail 8 October 2013 Medics have killed a woman by lethal  injection because she could not cope with becoming blind. In one of the first cases of euthanasia for a  disability, the 70-year-old was deemed by doctors to be ‘suffering …

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Free morning-after pill would be a ‘folly’

Newstalk ZB 24 October 2013 A programme that would make the morning-after pill free to young kiwi women is being labelled a ‘folly’. PHARMAC is working on a scheme that could see girls as young as 12 able to access…

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Assisted suicide opens door to abuse – report

OneNews 24 October 2013 Deaths by assisted suicide have increased wherever the practices have been legalised, opening the door to abuse, a report claims. The report has set off alarm bells for Bob McCoskrie from Family First who says it…

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Married people are happier and fatter

Stuff.co 24 October 2013 Want to live a long life?  Get married. Study after study has shown that married people, particularly married men, live significantly longer than their single friends. Some of the research is overall correlation, while other studies…

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