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Twitter Tsunami Breaks into the morning

Thinking with real concern of those in Samoa hit by the 8.3 earthquake this morning and wishing there was something I could do to help. Guess we won't have a real picture of what has happened there for some time yet. Meanwhile, Twitter is awash with tweets on the incoming... Read more →


John and Letterman simply Off-Key

I've tried really hard to find something positive about John Key's appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman but, despite my best efforts, I have failed to find one single thing. Rubbing shoulders with Obama at the UN - fine. Sharing the Australian PM's bathroom facilities - ok. Announcing... Read more →


Only the silence seems to grow in face of global food shortages

It is nearly a year since I first blogged about the severe food shortages in North Korea. Today, conditions are much worse, to the point where the cloistered North is even contemplating asking for help from South Korea - so things must be bad. But North Korea is not alone... Read more →