I'm done with Google and Blogger. My transition started earlier this year after major issues with the user-interface here at Blogger. I don't think Google really cares about this platform anymore and therefore are not keeping it fresh, modern and useable. It was fine ten years ago, but now on a large screen it's truly painful to use. What prompted the final transfer was the most ridiculous censorship applied to this blog against posts that were ten years or older. Someone must have fainted reading them and complained when they picked themselves up, and the morons receiving the complaint either couldn't read or it was an AI that is just unable to cope with the inputted data. I will follow up on the three posts at some point, especially the satirical one, which really deserves to be re-read by a new audience. Take into account, whoever you are, that everything you complain about tells me something about you. Find me on Substack for future posts , totally free for now
On Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, police violently removed the protestors camped outside of Parliament that had been there since arriving by convoy. The protest had arrived at Parliament on 8th February with the initial convoy that came from all parts of the country. People had come to protest against the seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions placed upon New Zealander's lives for the last two years. It is very likely that Jacinda Ardern, after earlier declaring the protest was not a protest, had decided the protestors must go; and having made her wishes clear, it was inevitable it would be ended by police, no matter what.
As police play for rain, protesters represent the thin end, but there's no wedge | Luke Malpass | Stuff | The political question being asked is whether this protest represents some sort of thinend of the wedge – of a much larger silent majority out there, which the few protesters represent. Or whether it is simply the thin end. It is almost certainly the latter. Over the past couple of years, the Ministry of Health has commissioned Horizon Research to conduct survey about the public’s attitude towards vaccinations. There we have it; the prime blunder in determining how representative of New Zealand the protestors at Parliament might be. As if supporting vaccination somehow translates into supporting vaccination mandates, the segregation of society, the never-ending restrictions and everything else that goes with those major positions of Ardern's government.