Month: May 2021

Al Show: Ep 7 – “What can we learn from Israel Folau?”

You know the story. Australian rugby league and rugby union footballer Israel Folau was baited into posting a Bible verse online about his beliefs regarding the need of LGBTQ people (and other sinners) to turn to God. Rugby Australia responded…

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Pot commercialization tied to self-harm by younger men, study suggests

Scope Stanford Medicine 16 April 2021 States that legalize recreational marijuana use, and in some cases allow retail sales of the drug, may see more suicide attempts and other self-harm among younger men, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests. Researchers…

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FLASHBACK 2007: Debating Cindy Kiro on the anti-smacking law

In 2007 just before the anti-smacking law was rammed through parliament despite significant public opposition – and only passing because John Key ‘whipped’ all National MPs to vote for it! – Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro debated a US research expert…

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I was the fastest girl. But transgender athletes made it unfair

USA Today February 2020 I’m crouched at the starting line of the high school girls’ 55-meter indoor race. This should be one of the best days of my life. I’m running in the state championship, and I’m ranked the fastest high…

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Transgender Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health, Academics Belatedly Admit

PJ Media 11 August 2020 Last year, a groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) claimed to prove that transgender surgery improves the mental health of people suffering from gender dysphoria (the persistent and painful identification with the gender…

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How Does Porn Affect Teenagers?

John Foubert May 2021 Initial studies show that the adolescent brain is more sensitive to sexually explicit material than adult brains (Brown & Wisco, 2019). A review of 19 studies found that adolescents who view online pornography are more likely…

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Calls for halt on new liquor stores after rising assaults in cities

Radio NZ News 25 May 2021 The National Māori Authority is demanding a halt on licences for new bottle stores, after multiple highly-publicised assaults in Auckland and Wellington CBDs. Māori Wardens patrolling the CBD say they are seeing multiple vicious,…

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FAMILY MATTERS: Woke NZ booksellers ‘cancelled’ an important book we reckon you should read

A recent Stuff news report said that a couple of activists had complained about the book “When Harry Became Sally – Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan T Anderson, and some booksellers immediately kowtowed and rushed to ban the…

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The problem with Cindy Kiro’s politics

2006 In 2006, at the height of the anti-smacking bill debate, Dr Kiro along with Sue Bradford, EPOCH and Barnardos misrepresented the child abuse statistics from both NZ and Sweden. They said ‘Around one child a month dies at the…

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Any amount of alcohol can harm the brain, study suggests

Fox News 20 May 2021 Any amount of alcohol can cause damage to the brain, and more so than previously realized, according to a study in what researchers call one of the largest of its kind to date. The preliminary findings from Oxford…

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