The current Israeli political chaos leaves the country with the distinct likelihood of having a fifth, and doubtless inconclusive general election in a little over two years.
With an economy much more dependant on tourism than ours, Thailand has done superbly on the Covid front. A rigorously enforced prohibition on foreign visitors and many other restraints, has resulted in 95 deaths compared with our 25. But, Thailand’s population is 14 times ours, or, extrapolated, we would have less than two deaths on the same basis.
To the best of my knowledge this Blog alone in New Zealand has in recent months hammered the cold hard, brutal reality that Health Minister Hipkins, not once but twice, gave assurances six months ago, that we’re at the head of the queue for Covid vaccinations, was sheer bull-shit.
Go back four decades and there were few, if any, more interesting careers than law. Then the world changed, law became the domain of huge firms and specialisation turned it into a career for dullards.
The use by some government agencies and other soaking wet types of the (European invented) name Aotearoa is hugely annoying.