There's an over-view of NZ communes at Te ARA.
When my parents emigrated from the US to NZ (in 1962) we lived for a time at Beeville. Early days for hippies. But hippies come in all shapes and sizes :)
There's also a 1975 photo-and-essay book on NZ communes called 'A Hard Won Freedom' The view from 1975 was quite different.
And a (slightly-related) wonderful read is 'The Double Rainbow' which chronicles Baxter's Jerusalem, and the aftermath.
And even 'tea partiers' are supporting Sanders
(It's not just castigating the banks - it's the sort of 'nationalism' that says no to the TPPA, no to war-mongering, and instead proposes to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure in the US - creating US jobs and rebuilding decrepit public works.)
Maybe the tide is changing?
Trudeau, who has re-energized the Liberal Party since its devastating electoral losses four years ago, promises to raise taxes on the rich and run deficits for three years to boost government spending.
Yeah - whatever NDP did it doesn't seem to have worked at all. I'm getting the impression it's their voters moving to the Liberals that have been the biggest swing.
Sorry Rob, it's not working to script.
Watching things in the US is interesting. Sanders may not be winning, but he's definitely moving the conversation - which, I think, is a good deal of his ambition. It might seem odd, but demonising the 1% and the banks appeals to at least some Republicans. (warning: Facebook link)
I had a good forties. It's possible :) I'm looking forward to feeling happier later, though. The 50s so far haven't been terrific.
the State can’t really do much
You might be interested in 'What About Me?: The Struggle for Identity in a Market-Based Society' It's wide-ranging (so far - I haven't finished it!) in considering the ways society creates identity, and what a market-based society does to individuals.
Yes, feels like they couldn’t frame Roger Rabbit :(
RNZ leading? their bulletin and repeating inside ‘Labour *supports* the TPP despite … ’ I listened carefully, and didn’t hear Little say ‘support’ even once. He just said they were unlikely to pull out.
"The New Zealand Police periscope account."
Great to hear the job AND family life going well :)
The authority concluded the publication of the decision was sufficient to mark the breach and no order was made.
Wow. Bet Hoskings was hiding under his bed terrified that an unfavourable decision was published.
If the BSA wanted to put up a big sign saying "WE ARE USELESS; SERVE NO PURPOSE; DO NOTHING FOR ANYONE' they could hardly have done so more eloquently.
Gormley has a few of these around the globe now
Up til now, we've happily been Gormless. Why should that change? (Even at a 'discount' $0.5m is dosh most chch artists can hardly dream of.)