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Heartbreaking stories

I’ve just been spending New Year’s Eve reading an article on the background behind the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. It’s really sad and a reminder of how we need to constantly stay focused on being aware about why these wars happen, and to always ask ourselves what we can do about all the suffering of those far away from us.

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Homelessness

If you ever walk along the inner city streets in the evenings, you will often see homeless people sleeping in the doorways of clothing stores that have closed for the night. And we think, but it’s their choice because doesn’t the government provide welfare for them? Well, it’s not really that simple. To receive the benefit you need a mailing address, and most of them don’t have anywhere permanent to live.

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In New Zealand, the IRD can bust into your business, into your dairy, into your plumbing shop, into your farm, they can bust into it, any hour of the day and they don’t need a warrant.

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