Month: January 2020

Changes planned for religious instruction in state schools

NZ Herald 13 January 2020 Family First Comment: “Education Minister Chris Hipkins believes in secular education and does not believe schools should be offering religious instruction.” So Labour wants compulsory instruction in climate change, sexuality, mindfulness and gender confusion indoctrination, but…

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High Marijuana Taxes: Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just Might Get It

Forbes 12 January 2020 Family First Comment: One of the most popular arguments that the cannabis advocacy community (including the Drug Foundation) has when the time comes to fight for legal weed is tax revenue. “Just think about how much money…

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Disturbing Trend Of More Babies in Daycare For Longer

Government statistics reveal that there continues to be a significant increase in the numbers of babies and toddlers in childcare, and the length of time they are spending there, with some babies and toddlers in daycare almost as long as…

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Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate

Stuff co.nz 9 January 2020 Family First Comment: Superb article  warning of financial conflicts of interest by those arguing for legalisation of cannabis… “In the ongoing public discussion of New Zealand’s decision on cannabis it is valuable to hear all perspectives,…

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Canadian doctors warn marijuana edibles pose greater risk of overdose

CNBC 7 January 2020 Family First Comment: “Baked goods, candies or other cannabis-infused edibles may not be as safe as people think, researchers at the University of Toronto warn. It takes longer for the body to absorb edibles than other forms of…

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Evidence Shows Legalising Cannabis Is Social Injustice

As pro-cannabis lobbyists and politicians in New Zealand argue that marijuana legalisation will increase social justice, disparities among use and criminal offence rates continue among race, ethnicity, and income levels in US states that have legalised marijuana. And a new…

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Vaping THC: Reporters can’t ignore cannabis, mental illness links

The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? USA Today 3 January 2020 Family First Comment: “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 2,561 people have been hospitalized with vaping-related lung illness and 55 have…

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Marijuana and Psychosis

Break Point 31 December 2019 Family First Comment: Critics will respond, “That’s correlation, not causation.” The only way to prove causation would be to ask half a sample group to experiment with something that may harm them. That’s not ethically possible.…

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Bruce Logan: Educating Narcissists

BRUCE LOGAN says that contemporary education is teaching its pupils to believe a fantasy; that they can make the world what they would like it to be. The authority so that desire may be fulfilled is nothing other than the…

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