Month: January 2019

Free Public Wi-Fi Should Block Porn – Poll

A nationwide poll has found strong support for cafes, libraries, and other public places which offer free Wi-Fi to be required to block access to pornographic websites. In the independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research, respondents…

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Health researchers: Wrong to imply cannabis is harmless drug

Researchers warn cannabis risks being downplayed Stuff co.nz 18 January 2019 Family First Comment: Everyone knows this. But the pro-drug groups try to pretend they don’t exist or don’t matter. The reason there’s laws around drug use like marijuana is exactly…

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Twelve Myths About Physician Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

MD Magazine 7 July 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent summary… #protect www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz Introduction In an age of “alternative facts,” it’s hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called “medical aid in dying” (MAID), also called physician-assisted…

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Is marijuana as safe as we think?

The New Yorker 14 January 2019 Family First Comment: A must-read book… Berenson used to be an investigative reporter for the New York Times, where he covered, among other things, health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He had the typical layman’s view…

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Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain

Daily Mail 15 January 2019 Family First Comment: More reasons not to legalise.  #PeopleBeforeProfits  www.VoteNo.nz Just one or two joints is enough to change the structure of a teenager’s brain, scientists have warned. And the drug could cause changes affecting how…

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This reporter took a deep look into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary

Mother Jones (San Francisco), January 5, 2019 Family First Comment:  Tell Your Children takes a sledgehammer to the promised benefits of marijuana legalisation, and cannabis enthusiasts are not going to like it one bit.  And we’ve invited the author to New Zealand! 🙂 …

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Otago Uni adds gender options. (confusion alert)

Otago Daily Times 12 January 2019 Family First Comment:  Amazingly, Otago University has a medical school, based (we hope) on Biology!  “Whereas in the past students could choose female, male or X for indeterminate, students this year can identify as “gender…

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Schools use force 13 times a day as classroom ‘chaos’ escalates

NZ Herald 12 January 2019 Family First Comment:  The perfect storm from dumb policies and laws…. “Violence was increasing because of weaker parental control, poorly trained teachers, more students on the autistic spectrum and a push for large, noisy multi-teacher spaces.” Schools…

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Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools – Poll

Polling by Curia Market Research has found stronger support for children not to be taught that their gender can be changed and for toilets and changing rooms to be based on biological sex. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders…

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