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AmeriNZ Blog · 15h ago

Countdown to exit?

There’s something seriously wrong with the current US president, and whatever it is it could be very dangerous for the country. It’s not just that his behaviour is abnormal for a president, ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1d ago

NZ political fun

pic.twitter.com/WRoWVp1Cgl— Nathaniel Watson (@Nathanielnw) July 22, 2017The Tweet above features an altered campaign sign for the NZ National Party, the current party of government. Their s...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2d ago

The ol’ grey hair

We all face challenges as we get older, some bigger than others, and some entirely insignificant. How we choose to respond to the cosmetic challenges are entirely up to us, though others see...
AmeriNZ Blog · 3d ago

When the news stirs up bad memories

Stories in the news can sometimes have indirect but important personal connections to us. When there’s a positive new devlopment in an old story, it can drag up those connections once again....
AmeriNZ Blog · 4d ago

Trying the new naughty

So, these fell into my shopping basket at New World yesterday. I blame Nigella Lawson. And maybe Stephen Fry. Or was it Joanna Lumley? Obviously their TV commercial hypnotised me! Of course ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 4d ago

The timeline so far

I don’t usually share Keith Olbermann’s videos mostly because so many of them are pretty aggressive, and while he may be right and fair, they are nevertheless somewhat unhelpful for the larg...
AmeriNZ Blog · 6d ago

Chocolate ‘Destinations’

Yes, the video above is an ad, but I really like it and wanted to share it. It has no social message, no promotion of a cause, and no in-depth information on a subject we should all know mor...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1w ago

Weekend Diversion: The Erie Canal

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time in the USA when building a canal was a technological revolution, akin to railroads or even the Internet. On July 4, 1817, construction began on...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1w ago

The decline of American democracy won't be televised

This video from Vox describes the path the USA could take to the end of its democracy. This is based on classic political science theory on how democracies can die without violence or force....
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Frozen words

It’s winter, it gets cold. It also snows in places where it snows. And sometimes we have bad storms. It can happen any winter, or every winter, but that doesn’t mean anyone has to like it, a...