Last updated 09:07 10/03/2014
OPINION: Dr ERIK MONASTERIO writes of his concern about the impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement in trade on New Zealand’s health system costs.
Here in New Zealand, we have a proud history of taxpayer-funded, quality public health care.
Even if we don’t always love how our public health care system works, for most people it does . . well . . . work. The medicines, care, surgical and other procedures that keep people as healthy as possible, get them well when they are sick, and help them live better lives, are generally available to all, regardless of income level, insurance status or location.
New Zealanders who travel to the United States, or more recently, just turn on the news and hear about “Obamacare”, are often shocked at the out-of-pocket costs that Americans can face for services, tests, prescriptions and procedures.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The globalists murdered Detroit through the various free trade agreements consisting of NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA. And now, their Agenda 21 minions are coming for your water, your homes and your children.
There are several parts to this story. First, there is the human interest story of corrupt city forces who are abusing people from a bankrupt city who are down on their luck and are reveling in the joy of bringing misery to the downtrodden. Second, we see CPS rearing their ugly faces as they are attempting to take advantage of a crisis situation by placing more children under their control. Third, we are witnessing the attempted installation of the “Building One America Plan” which will force all suburban residents into densely populated stack-and-pack cities through the regionalization of the control of water supplies. This article examines the dangers posed to American communities through an examination of these three areas related to water control and what it could potentially mean for all US citizens.
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Monday, 24 March 2014, 9:47 am
Press Release: It’s Our Future
National mobilisation on Saturday against Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement
Towns and cities across the country, from Whangarei to Invercargill, are preparing to send an unmistakable message to the government this Saturday 29th – “we don’t want the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) because it is bad for our communities.”
Some are worried about the price of medicines. Others about the impacts on local libraries. Tangata whenua are battling to uphold their Treaty rights against foreign mining companies. City councillors and unions fear that more local jobs may go and workshops close as government buys offshore.
But for many, it is simply a matter of democracy and sovereignty.
Marches, rallies and events are planned in some fifteen different communities, large and small, on Saturday.
Dr Benjamin Pittman, a retired educator and professional artist who spent 30 years in Australia and Hawaii, is organising the TPPA activities in Whangarei.
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By Eloise Gibson
4:00 AM Saturday May 1, 2010
Genetically modified cows were born with ovaries that grew so large they caused ruptures and killed the animals.
The bungled experiment happened during a study by AgResearch scientists at Ruakura, Hamilton, to find human fertility treatments through GM cows’ milk.
AgResearch is studying tissue from one of three dead calves to try to find out what made the ovaries grow up to the size of tennis balls rather than the usual thumbnail-size.
Details of the deaths – in veterinary reports released to the Weekend Herald under the Official Information Act – have reignited debate over the ethics of GM trials on animals.
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Friday, March 21, 2014 – 17:15
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to do more for families hit when companies shut down after a South Auckland factory announced it would cut 125 jobs.
“This means 125 families have lost their main income, when times are already tough,” says Spokesperson for Social Policy Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor.
The spice and coffee manufacturing plant in South Auckland, owned by Cerebos Greggs, will close by December when production moves to Dunedin and Sydney.
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March 25, 2014
Canned air product appeared in Mel Brooks’ 1987 comedy Spaceballs
China is offering a breath of fresh air to tourists affected by its high pollution levels – with plans to sell bottles of oxygen.
In an attempt to address its dangerous smog levels – described as an environmental crisis by the World Health Organisation – canned air is due to hit the streets.
The bottles of air will to be manufactured as part of a tourism scheme by authorities in the southwestern Guizhou province.
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March 25, 2014
A concise primer on what the corporate media’s not telling you
Rt Hon Winston Peters
Thursday, June 14, 2012 – 09:45
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to put on hold the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and ask New Zealanders what they think about handing over our sovereignty to foreign-owned companies.
Documents leaked today show that the National Government will agree to let foreign investors sue New Zealand for damages in private offshore tribunals if they feel new laws breach their rights.
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