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AmeriNZ Blog · 6h ago

Australia’s shame

There’s a story about Australia that’s well-known in this part of the world, but not much beyond. It’s about how Australia set-up prison camps for people who have tried—and failed— to illega...
AmeriNZ Blog · 22h ago

Seeing change and not

This is the TV aerial on our house. The birds love it, sitting on it and, um, dropping seeds into the gutters that sprout and grow into matted plant bunches for me to clean out. I just did t...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2d ago

Christmas Countdown

The video above is the Christmas ad for Countdown, one of New Zealand’s two national grocery store chains. This ad is the same as in 2016 [WATCH], but I didn’t share at the time. This partic...
AmeriNZ Blog · 3d ago

First UK Christmas ads

Advertising can be interesting—the techniques used, the creativity of the ad, and so on. But for Christmas TV ads, the standards may be a bit higher. It’s fun to take a look at such ads, and...
AmeriNZ Blog · 5d ago

Finding and fixing a Disqus problem

This blog uses Disqus commenting system, a free service that replaces the built-in commenting system for Google’s Blogspot/Blogger blogs. For the most part it’s worked well, though there hav...
AmeriNZ Blog · 5d ago

Is this it?

Trigger warning: This is a sad furbaby post. Our cat Bella could be on her way out. She spends nearly every minute sleeping, she’s not eating or drinking much, and occasionally sits & stares...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1w ago

Australia’s important step

Today the results of the Australian Government’s voluntary postal survey on marriage equality were released, and they were a stunner: 61.6% voted YES, 38.4% voted no. As impressive as that w...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

First attempt at resolution

When I last posted a Health Journey update a week and a half ago, I’d pretty much decided to ride things out a little while longer in the hope that things would stabilise. I changed my mind,...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Explaining that photo project

The thing about social media photo challenges, is that they come with rules. Sure, rules are meant to be broken sometimes, but unless there’s a good reason to do so, it makes more sense to p...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

The American problem

Many American Democrats were rejoicing after the recent elections in the USA because Democrats did so well. In fact, they did much better than expected. This is a good omen for the US Electi...