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About coNZervative

A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 40s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.

Cartoon of the Day (Canada)

Re the shooting in Canada at the War Memorial. One of their own died. Very moving cartoon for Canadians. We can fully appreciate the sentiment.

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 5/7)

Julia Roberts in 1989 and 2013.

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 24/30).

The last few hoardings to round out this series of 30 in October, are all National examples, seeing as they won the lion’s share of the party vote to form the government of the 51st parliament on 20 Sept. There … Continue reading

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Fury (Brad Pitt) the Movie

As followers of coNZervative well know, I LIKE TANKS.  So this movie was a must. It opened last night and I was at the preview.  It’s great; I’ll post a review today or tomorrow.  But in the meantime, here’s the trailer … Continue reading

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Face of the Day

Lucia Pittalis is an Italian makeup artist that can make amazing transformations. 

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5. GANGNAM Style: Visiting North & South Korea 2014.

Before we get to the intensity of the Joint Security Zone, some more humourous Engerish.  Off Springs 2 and 3 outside the ‘Sodomy‘ restaurant or is it “Soda Me”? Then there’s Kolon Sport and the Gimpo Bridge.   North Korea sponsors about 9000 carefully managed … Continue reading

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Latest AirNZ Hobbit Safety Video

Here’s the latest Hobbit Air New Zealand inflight safety video.

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 4/7)

Tom Cruise in 2013 and 1983

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 23/30).

The last few hoardings to round out this series of 30 in October, are all National examples, seeing as they won the lion’s share of the party vote to form the government of the 51st parliament on 20 Sept. There … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

This is pretty much a hagiography of how wonderful Caesar was, but it’s a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Celts, Gauls and Britons of the first century AD.  What amazes me is how effective the Romans were at … Continue reading

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