Saturday, February 28, 2015

deja vue again


For the third time in four World Cup round robin games the NZ Cricket team bowl threir opposition out well short of the 50 overs then suffer the serious disadvantage of having their run chase broken by a scheduled meal break.

It makes bowling well a double edged sword and today the crafty yellow bastards made it count with a wicket either side of the scheduled break.

Sorry it is just not cricket IMHO.

At 80 for the loss of Finch it looke like 350 minimum to chase but it was Boult's turn this week and then Stark nearly made Abbott's quip almost a Nostradamus qualifier.

That is no Cheap Suit Warney



Maybe an expensive Armani made from NZ Merino wool.

And Jesus Wept

Convicted and about to be shot heroin dealer  Myuran Sukumaran has been awarded an associate degree in fine arts.

I wonder how many of the Curtin University faculty members' children have died from heroin addiction/overdose?

Managing The News.



Further to my views on yesterdays Pound Rd / McLeans Island Rd crash.

Why was the headline "Logging Truck Crash".

In the current climate Iwonder if the ethnicity of the "Tboned"  car, nearly said driver, so make that steerer, as not the more current aspect.

Did the scribe have an inbuilt bias against Trucks and HT drivers.

Cor Blimey A Reporter Investigating!



Yesterday we were  prevented from entering McLeans Island Rd because of an accident at the Pound Rd intersection.

This morning Stuff makes it into a story and actually asked a witness questions.

Now this was what once was a normal procedure but seldom happens anymore.

Instead of a  brief headline someone actually did some background and revealed some possible facts.

It is possible as follows.
A small car driven by  a Japanese visitor pulled out of Pound Rd through a giveway into  the path of a logging truck and was struck on the drivers door requiring emergency services to employ "jaws of life" to extract the car driver for hospital treatment.
All that resulted in a three hour road closure.

The only  confusion for me, and I know the corner well was the suggestion the truck was travelling south when in  fact it appears it was travelling west!.

How refreshing  to have the headline expanded by a couple  of  questions of a witness, did that  happen because the 'Press' reporters are adjacent in Johns Rd, was the  reporter just passing  by or did someone actually get off their arse and attempt to  discover some background to a latest accident involving a foreign driver?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday's Fulminations

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WESTFIELD MALL EXPLOSION - ISLAMIC TERRIORISM?

Far too early but one can but wonder if the breaking news of an explosion and fire in the Westfield Mall in Henderson might be a terrorist act given the advice a couple of days ago here that Al-Shebad, an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia had released a video advising its supporters to attack Westfield Malls around the world.

But it can't be because a certain late lamented person person opined just a few years ago that NZL was blessed from being in an incredibly benign strategic environment.

Update ... the Police now report the fire was not suspicious.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

CRIMDOTCON

I see here that Crimdotcon has told Justice Patrica Courtney in the High Court in Auckland today that he was 'broke, destitute and penniless'.   You can read the media report here

Particularly interesting was the evidence from his estranged wife that he told her his involvement with the Internet Mana Party would eventually relieve the family of his threat of extradition.   It begs the question as to what assurances he received from Labour, Winston First and the Greens, all of whom beat a path to his Coatesville Mansion to 'break bread with him'.

That aside, I wouldn't believe anything he said regarding his financial position ... best summed up by 'Oh dear, how sad, never mind, move on, extradition awaits'.




They will be freaking executions, you muppets



After weeks and weeks of useless idiot journalists calling murders, slaughterings and killings by Islamist nutjobs in Syria, Iraq and Libya, executions erroneously, today Stuff adds to the confusion by referring to the entirely legal executions of two convicted drug dealers who happen to be Australian citizens, as killings!!!

Dragging poor bastards in the wrong place at  the wrong time into  an improvised movie set to  create horror movies are just murders not sanctioned by  any  formal laws other than 1400 year old dogmatic philosophies with origins in the bloodthirsty yearnings of a selfproclaimed Prophet with a  murdrrous intent to create a personal depraved fiefdom perpetrated by equally  depraved followers awarded a cloak of justification by meaures completely foreign to educated peoples who  retain the rights to make decisions without an overbearing Imam telling them how to think.

Indonesia is acting with due process that  is an execution.
ISIS footsoldiers are just murderers, call their process anything you wish but there is precious little "due" about it.
Mind you the victims  will still be very dead, however the language manipulation by socalled trained wordsmiths always presses my buttons.

Mind you on any scale I might use the two drug dealers are more qualified to be put to death than those killed by ISIS footsoldiers for propaganda purposes.

Doesn't anyone study history today?





In 1923 Herr Hitler lead an abortive armed coup in Munich that was a total farce and poor old ptsded Adolf ended up in jail and with time to fill, dictated his plans for his adopted nation to rule the world, published as 'Mein Kampf',  My Struggle.

This currently banned book but under review in Germany to be republished, contained the blueprint for German expansion, the causes for Germany's disaster and the role the Jews had played.
it was a clear warning to the rest of the world what Herr Megalomaniac would do if and when he gained power.
He achieved that goal in 1933 by manipulation of a proportional electoral system under the ageing President Hindenburg who died the following year and the third Reich began with Hitler assuming the vacant presidency as Chancellor and dictator.

Across Syria and Iraq we are witnessing the formation of The Islamic State under the Quaran which is the basis of the politico/religious  movement begun by a paedophile bloodthirsty desert dweller nearly 1400 years ago.
The Quaran is far more informative with its many explanations of everyday life of its manipulative dogmatic philosophy unchanged from the self proclaimed Prophet, and so very much more comprehensive than Hitlers crazed ramblings 1300 years later.

Following its beginnings Islam expanded East to India and Central Asia and west to encompass the entire Mediterranean, North Africa , and Europe south of the Alps and The Pyrenees.

Why can the leaders of democratic free nations not see where the Caliphate's claim to conquer Rome is not a viable threat.
Sure many followers of Islam are indeed peaceful but the Imams and the  depraved footsoldiers of ISIS have no such qualms, for them their time is now.

Why do so many refuse to learn the lessons of history as all the appeasers and blinkered slavishly managed through the 1930's until the invasion of Poland finally got their feeble brains to see what Hitler had proclaimed 16 years earlier.

Edmund Burke and Santayana, surely gave sufficient warnings.

Statistics fail of the day



"Tourists at fault in one in 12 South Island crashes," blares a Stuff headline.  Is that a lot?  We don't know, because they don't tell us.  If only one in a hundred South Island cars is driven by a tourist, yes that's pretty high. But maybe one in 12 South Island cars is driven by a tourist, in which case it's exactly the proportion you'd expect.  I guess they wouldn't want to find out which it is and risk spoiling the nice headline.

At Least The MSM Will Know What To Do



Carmel Sepoloni is in big trouble, her mother appears in a district court on multiple benefit fraud charges, Angry Andy makes Carmelstand aside from her spokesperson role.

Expect full disclosure of the demoted MP's phone records, including texts, to establish the timeline as to what she knew and when.

I mean to say, what was Ms Sepoloni thinking about not nipping this matter in the bud.

Has the rising (riseable) star of Labour got Carmel's mum under control or not.

Would Mr Key have let such behavior happen, hang on his mum is dead but bloody Max had a dodgy mate in recent times.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It Only Took Thirty Hours.....

.... for the red raggers at TVNZ to find some Iraqis who disapproved.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ANDREW, YOU BOMBED IT BUT NOT AS BAD AS WINSTON

Those of you who listened to the debate in the House this afternoon that followed the Prime Minister's announcement that we are to commit up to 142 military personnel to Iraq in a training and support role in the war against ISIL will have been hugely disappointed by the contributions of Andrew Little and Winston First.

To give credit to Little and at least he acknowledged that ISIL is a major threat to stability in the region and their terrorist outreach, sustained by their perversion of the Koran, means that no country is immune from attack.    But he and Labour are living in another world to suggest that the best contribution we could make was to offer Iraq civilian assistance in developing their agricultural potential. Simple question Mr Little ... just how long do you think an MPI field officer would last outside the wire before he was kidnapped to be seen next in an orange jumpsuit inside a cage?    The reality is that you and I both know that position is unsustainable and the only reason you are putting that forward as an option is an acceptance that NZL has to be seen to be doing something.

At least Little's analysis was head and shoulders better than the tirade of abuse directed at the PM by Winston First.   He offered nothing constructive in a disjointed speech notable only for his loss of the thread of his argument a couple of times.

Russell Norman was predictable with his anti-western rhetoric.   Were there to be a terrorist attack in NZL and the perpetrators caught I fully expect the Greens to be out on the street fund-raising for their defense.    That left Te Uroroa Flavell of the Maori Party who, while opposed to the deployment, at least made a thoughtful contribution.   That contribution was mirrored by the ACT Party leader David Seymour who supported the decision while expressing some reservations.    Peter Dunne was being Peter Dunne.   Entirely forgettable.

But at least those last three had the courtesy and manners to extend to those being deployed to Iraq their personal support and wishes for a safe return.    That support should transcend Party politics but nary a word from either Little or Peters.   For that they have my contempt.   As for the Greens, their silence was to be expected and so I'm not too disappointed.

One final point.   The PM acknowledged and Little picked up on the point that a 'Status of Forces' agreement with the Iraqi Government is work in progress.    It is a given that without such an agreement there can be no deployment.  

     

SMILE

My Darling Husband

Before you return from your trip I just wanted to let you know about the small accident I had with the Ute when I turned into our driveway.

Fortunately it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt so you don't need to worry about me.

I was coming home from shopping and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally put my foot down on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The garage door was slightly bent but the Ute came to a halt when it bumped into your new car.

I'm really sorry but I know your kind heartiness will shine through and you will forgive me.   You know how much I love and care for you my sweetheart.

I am enclosing a photograph for you.   I can't wait to see you again..

Your loving wife.





p.s.   Your girlfriend rang


Monday, February 23, 2015

ON LYDIA KO AND THINGS MAORI

Lydia Ko (not yet old enough to vote) does us proud.   Numero uno in Ladies World Golf and now her win in the Australian LPGA Open is something we can all rejoice in (although I wasn't 'rejoicing' too much when I missed at 15 inch put for par on the 9th at Waitangi this morning).

And it's a wry 'smile' at those who are want to dish out the vitriol at the so called Chinese invasion of NZL but who are happy to bask in her success (OK, Kydia's Korean but most of the neanderthals I'm talking about wouldn't know the difference)     Reminds me of the old 'some of my best friends are Maori' thing but .......

And talking about things Maori and I can understand the frustration by Ngati Whatua at the angst directed at them for closing off Okahu Bay last Saturday for an Iwi event .... no matter that the land is part of the 48 acre Ngati Whatua Block which includes the reserve behind the beach, owned by the Iwi and administered by the tribe and the Auckland Council through the Ngati Whatua Orakei Reserves Board.   One day out of 365 for their land and rednecks go Ape Shit .... sad.

There is a balance in all things and today we received in the mail voting papers from the Far North District Council asking us to vote yea or nay on a proposal to establish separate Maori wards for next years local body elections.    I am voting NO.   We should be electing Councillors on merit rather then the colour of their skins.   It is wrong and it's patronising to Maori.   FNDC has had a Maori Deputy Mayor and currently has at least two Maori Councillors (including one standing for Labour in the Northland bi-election - even though she prefers to remain on the Te Tai Tokerau roll).   They got there because they were good enough to get there supported by Maori and Pakeha alike.   The introduction of separate Maori wards is a backwards step and I, for one, am totally opposed to it happening.


       

So a Little Union Control Goes a Little Way up



Latest  polls have the two main parties both  up and according to Little Andy's mates in the union it is a surge of 6% for NZLP and only a rise of 4% for National.
Sorry brothers and sisters, oh and  Little Andy's mum, it is no change as the deck chairs are rearranged.

How ever you spin it with Little Andy no higher than any  other Labour leader since the heady days when Shearer hit 35% party support, Mr Key is still in charge and unless Little Andy can turn his cowardly attitude towards ISIS into a movement that mirrors the  disastrous appeasement policies of the 1930s into political support, Union controlled Labour aint going nowhere nearer the Treasury.

Cant happen soon enough



Abbott is about to announce a Federal Government reassessment of laws around bail in  the light of the disaster in the Martin Plce Islam inspired slaughter.

It is beyond my comprehension that  in a country, so focused on workplace and recreational safety where personal responsibility is overtaken by state legislated rules and requirements, often to the point of outright stupidity, we are in matters of community safety from known scroats with well documented propensity for gratuitous violence, often resulting in conviction and sentence,   left totally exposed to further  danger.

Perpetrator of the lindt Cafe slaughter of two, Man Haron Monis
Was free on bail on serious violence charges.
Papatoe RSA killer Bell was also free to conduct his murderous rampage while on bail.
Killer of Jade Bayliss in Christchurch suburb of  Sydenham was a convicted killer in West Australia who had gained freedom after  serving a sentence but the Law prevented local police from informing his defacto family of his vicious past.

How many softcock judges and justice crats would be so keen to allow walking timebombs to roam free if they thought such scum were going  to live next door to their  house in a leafy suburb?

Instead of populous calls for prisoner's rights such as voting, how about tightening the stupid laws we who are endangered are forced to endure when the scum  are set free.
If such wanton endangerment was perpetrated on say a building site then the sky would crash down on managers but set a killer free is just preserving their human rights, give me strength.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

ya missed ya dopey bastard

Bankside SH1,  18 59 hrs Feb 21, traveling north @90 kph with trailer home behind Discovery, right at end of passing lane, cleared mirrors, turned on rt indicater and started to re-enter single Lane.

Nek minute with double yellows a motor home rental, rego
FQJ783 is overtaking straddling double yellows with oncoming traffic.
There was no more than a closed fist between our van and the rental as I fought to regain Control from the bow wave effect.

Of course *555 was overloaded and there was no way to run the bastard  down so we diverted to our Club grounds at Weedons to get over the oh so close disaster.

Can only assume the idiot was late getting to CHC to dump the rental.
I seriously hope  I never cross the path of that bastard who had zero ability to be on the roads in any vehicle.
Don't think for one minute you were clever or skillful, you were very lucky the driver of the Discovery was a seriously well trained and experienced emergency services driver and was aware and concentrating or you might have never have got around to returning that rental.

Oh and worse I might not have been able to create this post, that would have seriously passed me right off.
Ya dopey c#*t.

A Dog Called Ronnie

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

THE BALI NINE

In a few days time two Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, along eight other foreign and Indonesian nationals will be put to death, shot by firing squad, on the Indonesian Island of Nusakambangan.

I have previously stated that, while I am personally opposed to the death penalty, I respect the right of a sovereign country to make and enforce their own laws.    It does concern me however (assuming the reports are correct) that Indonesia has previously intervened to save their nationals on death row in other jurisdictions.   That would suggest a certain double standard.

That aside, I think that Tony Abbott's ham-fisted attempt to link Australia's foreign aid programme to the plea for clemency is a dangerous move.   It will be seen by Indonesia as nothing more than crude economic blackmail.   No country likes to be threatened.   If anything, Abbott's comments will serve only to strengthen Indonesian resolve.    The 'quiet diplomacy' practiced by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was the best and only way to progress the matter.

p.s   To my old mate 'The Realist' ... if being opposed to the death penalty makes me a bleeding heart liberal then I plead guilty.




Friday, February 20, 2015

That Is incredibly stupid!




The other day in Dunedin NZ bowled Scotland out in around 40 overs so you think that might be an advantage.
Well not quite you see because the NZ bowlers did well the NZ batsmen were forced by ridiculous rules to make two innings starts because they had to take a "LUNCH" break at mid afternoon, around 2 30 pm, from memory.
Notwithstanding NZ wanted to make a significant advance in their "net run rate" and lost wickets in pursuit of that objective.

Today Southee and co demolished England in 33 overs and then set about dismantling their bowlers scoring 112 before the Ridiculous inane rules dictated a "TEA BREAK" with NZ 12 runs short of an annihilation of the founder nation  of cricket.

FFS what a fiasco.
Why is there no advantage in bowling the opposition out in under the 50 overs being translated into a between innings break at the end of the first teams effort, whenever that occurs.

PROSSER = TOSSER

Every so often a List MP comes galloping out of the sunset to remind voters why it seems a disproportionate number of that cohort appear to be dumber than a sackful of hammers.

So, just when you thought that Winston First had managed to cleanse the stable by dumping Anaati Lola Taylor down to an unwinnable position on their List, along comes Richard Prosser with the quite bizarre suggestion that NZ Customs should dump SmartGate for New Zealand, Australian, UK and USA passport holders entering NZL as a further level of protection against the Queensland Fruit fly.

No matter to Prosser that Smartgate has nothing to do with bio-security.   You pass through Smartgate before you collect your luggage and before you pass through MAF bio-security,

As I said ... dumber than a sackful of hammers.  Welcome to the Club Dick.  Methinks the pensioner from St Marys Bay won't be too impressed.  Remind me just where you sit on the Winston First List. Watch that space. 


Friday's Fulminations

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

JOINED AT THE HIP

Would it be unkind to suggest that the 'nice' Mr Little and his Chief of Staff, Matt McCarten, are joined at the hip?

Andrew forgets to pay his bills ... Matt fails to pay his tax.

Just askin.


Outrageous Five Dollar Charge

The usual bleaters and moaners are bleating and moaning at the notion that the police might chage $5 to $7 for a police check, such as is required for people working with children either as employees or as volunteers.

The silly buggers don't know they are alive.  Here in South Australia I have to have a police check renewed every three years, at a cost of $60.00, so that I can do an administrative volunteer job once a week at the local community centre.  The Cook must have a similar police check to perform her duties serving in the local hospital cafe once a fortnight.  Needless to say we both refused to pay and the organisations who rely on voluntary labour footed the bills.

All I can say is that Filk Off and his mates would do well to choose a more realistic issue about which to squeal.

Just Wheel Clamp The TAB




So some smart bastards are playing dirty with the State Bookie and hoping delay in information flow will allow rorting of the expansion of the State Bookie's marketing into spot betting.

When the State Bookie was set up in the early Fifties and Bookmaking made illegal, the race did not start until the Tote was closed and no further betting possible, signified by "the balloon goes up" as the field was placed in the hands of the starter. Pretty simple really.

Much of the angst around "Match fixing is all about spot betting and as the current very annoying series running with the WCC with an ethnic gent being asked by his GF if he has his bet on and instantly making an "investment" via his smart phone and his apparent seriously dumb brain, promotes, there are possible areas for the electronic crook to take advantage.

Can anyone explain why we need such draconian laws around Pokies in pubs as a form of voluntary taxation of the stupid while the State Bookie and the dept of Lotto taxation on stupid are free to promote, to the point of distraction, their forms of Gambling.

Make a law then watch the smart bastards find a way to make it work for them, sheesh.

PETERS VS PETERS

I see the pensioner from St Marys Bay has asked the Financial Markets Authority to investigate the 'spike' in Sky City shares traded last Friday.   He linked this with the Sunday announcement (two days later) that there would be no taxpayer money going to the convention centre project with the clear inference that there had been a premature leak of the decision.

What Peters forgot was that Sky City made their six month profit announcement on the Wednesday with net profit after tax of $61.1m for the six months to 31 December, down 8% on the same period last year.   Additionally, the NZX reported their initial review showed that the volume traded was not unusual following a first half announcement in a highly liquid, top 10, dual stock,   Further, that trading on the Friday was fragmented across a range of different brokers and clients, indicating a response to public information.

If Peters wants to spruik on about politicians and share trading then he need to look no further at the economic sabotage that he and his mates from the Greens and Labour indulged in at the time of the Mighty River Power float which cost the country several hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.   That money will never be recovered thanks to the collective mouths of Winston First, the Greens and Labour.    Thanx Winston but no thanx.  

  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Natural Regression

There's a magnificent cartoon over at Whaleoil.  Funny, cutting and right on the money.

Even poor Danyl is beside himself.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ANDREW LITTLE VS THE GREENS

I see the Greens are crying foul over Andrew Little's nomination of David Shearer to Parliament's powerful Intelligence & Security Committee replacing the Green's co-leader (for the meantime) Russell Norman.  

Clearly Little broke the law by ignoring Section 7(1)(d) of the Intelligence & Security Committee Act 1996 which requires the Leader of the Opposition to consult with "the leader of each party that is not in Government or in coalition with a Government party" in naming his nominee.    Both the Greens and Winston First confirm that Little did nothing of the sort.   They first became aware of Shearer's appointment through the media.

Putting aside Little's disdain for both the law and Parliament and I have to wonder how is was the Labour agreed to Norman's nomination in the the first place given that Section 7(2) of the same Act requires the that nominator, in making the nomination, "shall have regard to the requirements of security".    Perhaps someone might care to explain to me how Labour was able to square Section 7(2) of the Act with Norman's background as member of Australia's Marxist Democratic Socialist Party.    Talk about letting the fox loose in the hen-house.  

And don't start me on Turei's suitability either.


Not Quite Objective IMHO.

Canal bank conversations are normally left on the bank but this one was slightly worrying.

A person who claimed to have sat as a commissioner at a regional government hearing on a notified plan to develop infrastructure referred to one of the parties of the hearing as applicant, as a greedy commercial participant with only one concern, to get a ruling that would enhance the commercial viability of the works for financial advantage.

So what you might say,  isn't that the whole idea, well yes but the pre judging attitude of the "commissioner" seemed to preclude any unbiased outcome as far as the applicant's chances,  was the worry.

I have sat as a commissioner in a hearing and my prejudices and belief system will colour my thinking, but the language used in this case was way beyond what I have just conceded as a natural response in making it as fair as possible.
The hearing was doomed before it started and with the massive costs involved it could have saved a heap of coin for the applicants had the person had the integrity to recuse themselves. Who knows it may have ended with a consent approved?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday's Meanderings

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Gee That "Will" Make a Difference - Not!



I made a claim over a month ago that the stupid ruling where two rebellious Dairy farmers were given a penalty way out of whack for declining to wear safety hats while working on their farm and not all agreed calling me out for making rather extravagant claims.

A Mongrel Mob member doing the same for a quick trip to Maccas for a burger is liable for a $100 fine while the two hard working wealth creators suffered $20 000 penalty each.

Now Work Safe who generated the rapacious penalty have responded to my OIA and guess what, forcing all earners whether employed or self employed to wear head protection   while engaged in their work activity "might" have saved three farmers in the last five years.
 I say might as many accidents resulting in fatal head injury have a victim wearing a helmet.

Worksafe NZ investigated sixteen farmer deaths from quad bikes in the years 2010 to 2014 and only three were from head injury.
Now Work safe does not collect data from recreational accidents so the target group were not a big black circle needing draconian measures as I have no knowledge as to skill level, fitness or what activity led to the three fatals.

Tell me again how many drowned this latest summer many of whom were not taking reasonable precautions such as wearing a life jacket?

Was I really being unreasonable in my criticism of the OTT $40 000 penalty dished out.

Sunday Sob Story

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Sentiment

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Friday, February 13, 2015

NEWSFLASH - IS LABOUR ABOUT TO PULL THE RUG

UMR, the Labour Party polling company, was active in the Northland electorate last night.     The tone of their questioning suggests they were trying to establish whether people would support Winston First over the already announced Labour Party candidate Willow-Jean Prime.

This would indicate that Labour is considering doing a nudge, nudge, wink, wink deal with Winston First to effectively pull the rug from under their own candidate in an attempt to defeat National thus denying them the ability to progress important matters such as RMA reform.

Ironic that if Winston stands neither neither he or Willow-Jean Prime can vote for themselves in the bi-election.   Winston because he's a Jaffa and Prime because she decided that being on the General Role wasn't for her ... wants to represent 'us' but prefers to remain on the Maori Roll.

Easy for those parties where their head office makes the call on candidate selection.   Not so easy for National. Sources tell me that nine quality candidates will front to National's pre-selection committee tomorrow.   Those nine will be reduced to a maximum of five with the final choice in the hands of 120 voting delegates at the selection meeting proper in two weeks time.


Execution

Two Australians are due to be shot by the Indonesian authorities.

Australian media have mounted a wall to wall campaign aimed ar gaining sympathy for their 'plight.'

The two were part of a gang known ass 'The Bali Nine' who were caught in 2005 and have languished in jail ever since, exhausting all avenues of appeal.

They knew when they went to Bali that the death penalty was a possibility if they were caught.  You see, these guys are not dumb broads like Chapelle Corby.  They were full on big time heroin dealers who were in the process of bringing back to Australia some nine kilograms of pure heroin.

My guess is they calculated that if they were caught the Australian government would come galloping to their resce and bring them back to a comfortable Australian jail from whence tey gould gain parole after a reltively short time and enjoy their millions.  They gambled and lost.

Perhaps the media might like to consider how many young people would have been destroyed before their parents' very eyes had this nine kilos of heroin made it to Australia.

I'm pleased they will be shot.  Foolish young Australians might think again before embarking on similar adventures.

Friday's Flights of Fancy

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

BNZ Hastings Staff 1964 -1974 Proposed Reunion

At the recent funeral of an old workmate it was decided that it was well past time to hold a reunion of staff who worked at the BNZ Hastings Branch in the years 1964 - 1974. We have had brief meeting and so far have about 130 names plus of course the known deceased. Our thoughts are to hold the reunion at Labour weekend this year (October 24 and 25) and we will be able to provide more details once we get an indication of the level of interest. We will have a Facebook page up in the next few days but you can respond to me at the following email address cruliviig@gmail.com pending this and please spread the word. In a lot of cases we only have the maiden names of female staff so if you can assist with married names that would BE a big help. Don MacDonald

Thursday Thorts

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday Witterings

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Open House

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Tony Abbott Prevails

Tony Abbott has brought about the defeat of the Liberal Oarty leadership spill motion by a margin of 61 to 39.

A most sensible decision.

The question remains though, how long will the party put up with the treacherous socialist Turnbull?

It's time Turnbull was turned out.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

To Malcolm Paul Evans.












To Malcolm Paul Evans of Auckland and late of the NZ Herald.

While you have every right to create and have published, your rather unsavory efforts that all too often have me incensed rather than interested, I equally have the right to send you a white feather.

Particularly after your latest pathetic distortion of what the Prime Minister is attempting to do on our behalf as a response to the totally depraved machinations of ISIS and their murderous efforts given far too much oxygen by fifth columnists such as yourself.

By all means give comfort to the enemy, sadly that freedom to be a total c*^t is a central plank of our democracy and one which completely escapes the understanding of the humorless bastards who would have your head perched on your chest in a pool of your blood in an instant.

To portray Mr Key's efforts to stand up to those who murder those who go among them to do humanitarian work, attempt to report on what is actually happening and fellow believers who in the distorted minds of the followers of ISIS are not sufficiently devout or selective in their faith is an abomination.
To portray those sent to assist those who would fight the total wrong that is The Islamic State attempting to create a Caliphate in Iraq, Syria and The Levant by our lawful and democratically elected government, as fallen soldiers returning to our country in flag draped coffins is beyond the pale.

Respectfully Murray Roxburgh Akaroa.

AND A DEATHLY SILENCE ENSUED

from 'blogpshere left' following the call from that nice Mr Little at Waitangi for there to be a conversation on the the Government ceding part-sovereignty or even co-sovereignty to Maori.      

Clearly they know and understand the huge potential damage likely to accrue to brand Labour as a result.   Their answer ... say nothing to stoke the fire.   Problem is ... Little lit the fire.   Radical Maoridom will hold him to his word.

Yesterday afternoon I had a conversation with a couple of persons who are political savvy.   Their assessment was that, up until then, Little hadn't put a foot wrong.     Now he has shot himself in the foot to middle New Zealand.    Watch for the backtracking to begin.    



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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sanctimonious Claptrap

This time it's the Salvation Army, moaning in this morning's Herald.

"....it is reviewing its involvement unless it can get either more capital from the Government or a very low price for the houses."

 If someone else will pay more than your top price, you don't buy the properties.

"He says it would be morally wrong for the army to force tenants out for redevelopment without their consent,...."

No it would be morally wrong to deny housing to those on the waiting list because some little gang of squatters in Tamali don't want to move house.

"The Tamaki Housing Group is organising a national tenants' conference on February 21 to start a campaign against state house sales. Spokeswoman Sue Henry said Tamaki tenants "had their whole lives turned upside-down" by being forced out for redevelopment."

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Friday, February 6, 2015

WHEN CORIN DANN SEZ 'BIG CALL' HE REALLY MEANS IS THAT .....

Andrew Little has condemned the Labour Party to decades in the wilderness with his call for there to be a 'conversation' on Government ceding part-sovereignty or a form of co-sovereignty to Maori.

It is stupid, it is devisive, it aligns Labour with radical Maoridom and it's never going to happen.    Many would argue that the granting of Maori special membership rights at local government level was a step too far.   Many would argue that the retention of the Maori seats in Parliament is an anachronism that has long outlived its purpose .   Many would argue that with the major treaty claim settlement process nearing completion consideration should be given to the winding up the Waitangi Tribunal.  

But all that pales into insignificance with Little's latest call.   Clearly he let the occasion get the better of him.   Watch the back peddling to start once his rank and file MPs (and supporters) get to grips with just how much damage Little's musings have done to brand Labour.    As a National Party voter all I can say is 'thank you Mr Little'.  

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gary, Sam's Dad, Who Cares What He Thinks?



Well according to media reports, 19!!.
That included the catalyst Don Brash, curious to understand what the eccentric guy who got incredibly lucky had to say about a speech he had made 11 years ago when he took the National party from Bill English's 22% to within a whisker of the treasury benches..

Also present for the widely reported expose' were another 19 media vultures who idiotically thought the ramblings of a well established over extended ego were newsworthy.

Now I do not know how many members The Orewa Rotary Club has or if the event was open to the public but in contrast to the significant crowd numbers that once attended what Muldoon created as his annual State of the Nation political year opener, 19 must be seen as a significant reduction in impact , in disaster territory in fact.

This latest wittering of an extraordinarily ordinary man with a distinctive speech pattern and a rather self indulgent attitude, elevated to a higher place in the wealth stakes for giving financial parental support to a talented scion that morphed into a fortune as the NZ model of  Ebay, is just one more example of how time makes work for idle hands.
Sort of like many Lotto winners who after protesting the big bucks won wont change them, either go bankrupt or quietly assume a life of  Riley, Morgan and his wife, Sams Mum Jo, have done some extreme crosscountry motorbike escapades and written rather boring books one of which I have actually read on the "Silk Road".
Not content with a self indulgent lifestyle, Mr Morgan having pretty much failed as a financial guru taking advantage of the rather tarnished opportunity created by Kiwisaver, since sold,  has in recent times made eccentric forays into such nonsense as cats and their threat to native fauna, his personal views on funerals and body disposal, Antarctic environmentalism, Blue Green potential as a political meme, higher taxes on wealth, (without any moves to give any of  his money to the government or a serious charity voluntarily),  among them.
Now his latest preaching, lapped up without any investigation of his basis of expertise, his rather simplistic views on the Treaty of Waitangi kicked off with the inauspicious event at Orewa Rotary with 19, yes 19 attendees reduced to 18 when Brash's presence to observe the effort, is included.
My little service Club here on Banks Peninsula has 40 members many of whom are retired and indulge in many rather obscure recreational pursuits would be seriously embarrassed if a guest with Morgans media augmented profile came to talk to a meeting and could only find 18 attendees.

The best advice I have read for Mr Morgan is just go away and enjoy your good fortune, publish your ramblings on a blog where those interested can visit and stop the evangelical preaching via the dead tree press and the electronic media that many still go to for News and accept the relevance that gives the opinionated such as Moi does, albeit sans the rather false flag power wealth gives you in your eccentric little world.

Unless of course these ramblings are the beginnings of a political career as yet unannounced to the New Zealand public.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

No Freakin Idea!



One of the more inane comments on  Lust Illuminated when two oblivious rooters were watched by patrons of the Carlton Hotel.

Why didn't someone ring the office and alert them?

Well the call would have gone to Mumbai, Jakarta or Manilla and getting that person in the call center to understand what the hell the caller was on about and would have turned an ecstatic friction into a TV series.

TONY ABBOTT

A few weeks ago I posted along the lines of Tony Abbott was no John Key in selling himself and his policies to the electorate.   The predicament Abbott finds himself in today is exacerbated by the entitlement culture that pervades all levels of Oz society. Put simply, the electorate still believes it has a right to a champagne lifestyle notwithstanding a beer income.  

The situation is not helped by an electoral system whereby the Lower House, controlled by Abbott, is held hostage by the Upper House with a rag tag bunch of so called independents calling the shots.

Yes, Abbott stopped the boats and hit the Carbon Tax for a six.    But his budget is in a shambles; his flagship Paid Parental Leave policy gone-burger and his educational reforms likely to go the same way.

But for me the defining moment was his attempt to argue yesterday that only the electorate had the right to fire him.   Utter crap ... Australia does not have a Presidential system of Government (not yet anyway).   It's the Party that elects its Leader and what the Party giveth the Party can taketh away.

Abbott is clutching at straws.   He knows it, but straws are about the only things he has left.

update ... it is reported that Foreign Minister Bishop has refused to guarantee that she will not challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party ... tick. tock, ticking clock.

What The LLL



Lawrence, Lianne, Len, all good fullers.

All Mayors and in Yule's case the head honcho of the umbrella Local Government NZ.

Apparently all also short of the funds required to build their Empires or is that the pile of excrement they just love to stand on to emphasize their eminent position as movers and shakers.

All struggling along with the rest of the inflated egos that lead local government, finding funding their legacy a bit short on the funding needs.
Rates have increased at around twice the inflation rates since forever and this morning good ole boy Shaddy has weighed in with trash talk about various ways to raise the stakes, Toll roads, Fixed annual charges, user pays, and cutting core funding to release funds for the various pipe dreams.

Here is a radical idea from one who has had a few funding shortfalls over a life of dealing with many hands where the cards dealt were less than a 'Royal Flush', a 'Grand Slam', or any other slamdunk hand most get very rarely:
Cut spending,
Have it before spending,,
Budget and stick with it,
Tell all  dreamers with bright ideas to find their own funding,
Cease the daylight robbery that only succeeds because the law allows it,
Make every effort to collect from tardy and non payers,
Get the hell out of commerce and let the tender process produce the benefits the market delivers,
And lastly stop pandering to all those who have that seemingly incurable disease of entitleitus.

Pay the town clerk what they are actually worth,
Make the elected do their own research, make their decisions and live with the consequences.
Desist from all the dodgy advice from consultants,
Listen to the citizens and act within the mandate they give you and if you get it right for a majority then you just might get re-elected.

The Calici Virus still kills many rabbits and the best way to initiate an outbreak is to take a carcass from an infected area and place it on the pile of dung where the boss buck holds court thereby infecting all who pay homage to him, believe me it works a treat.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winston who?



As Sabins train wreck slows some unhinged wannabe  gets an opinion from a long dead and rotting corpse who has made a name for himself largely based on lies, manic obsessive behavior and an inbuilt ability to survive gunfights.
He has achieved that largely using incompetence and obsequious responses from the forth estate.

The twerp who destroyed a weatherman cum politician with  a disgusting use of parliamentary process now calls for the Prime Minister to act in a similar MO to put the boot into Sabin in similar fashion.

I have no knowledge of what the case involves but Key gave Sabin time over the parliamentary recess to get himself sorted as regards his place in the national scheme of things and before any repercussions could emerge from Sabin's position as Chair of the Law and Order committee he is gone, job done.

That is not enough for the age challenged old war horse who has zero acceptance of any fallout from his hatchet job on Horan, who incidentally was the best poll outcome for the dwarf's party four years ago by a country mile, the old fart now wants to nail any semblance for due process on Key's mast while Sabin awaits the outcome of a police investigation.
Horan's alleged actions were never  proved beyond  Peters' lurid allegations and it could well turn out similarly for Sabin, time will tell but for any wannabe, trained and skilled to allow the dwarf to make lame attempts for relativity is pathetic.

If you've created a huge clusterfuck, commit more resources!

Further to Friday's post, Fairfax had an article in the SST (the second on this subject on Stuff in a week - here's the earlier one) which is apparently the latest instalment in the intensive lobbying efforts by bariatric surgeons to direct more taxpayers' money their way.

The spiel is that we have lots of fatties now, and they're so desperate they're travelling to Third-World countries to have bariatric (stomach-stapling) surgery, which puts them at risk of the foreseeable consequences of having your elective surgery in the Third World because it's so cheap.  Also, the costs of treating them for type-2 diabetes could be eliminated if we just spent a bit of money on publicly funding bariatric surgery for them. The grift is that the public funding would go to the surgeons carrying out stomach-stapling operations, who are the very people lobbying for this public funding.

Apparently, if you aren't keen on this grift, you're "fattist," an indulger in "prejudice against the obese." I guess the people pushing that bullshit haven't considered the analogy that this is like noticing that we have no end of people with fucked livers from sinking a couple of bottles of vodka a day, and berating the government for failing to fund enough liver transplants.  If that were the issue at hand, do you think we'd really be discussing why the government should fund more liver transplants, or would we instead be asking ourselves "Why the fuck are so many people sconning a couple of bottles of fucking vodka a day?" and doing something about that?

The vodka comparison is apt.  The most annoying thing about this is that "experts" have spent upwards of 40 years telling people they need to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet, with the predictable result that people keep getting fatter and type-2 diabetes is sky-rocketing.  Said experts' response to this is "Fuck, we need shitloads of stomach-stapling operations, right now!", thus doubling down on the expensive stupid.

One thing you notice about all these stories is that the surgery victims' type-2 diabetes symptoms disappear once their stomach capacity is 100 mls or less and they can't stuff themselves with carbs all day.  No fucking shit, Sherlock?  Here's a thought - maybe you could just recommend they stop stuffing themselves with carbs to start with, and skip the pointless, expensive waste of taxpayers' money.

NB: for anyone who believes to have found a correlation=causation error in the above paragraph, type-2 diabetes is an insulin-based disease.  Of the three food types, only one has a significant effect on insulin.  Anyone proposing that some dietary factor other than carbohydrate is implicated in type-2 diabetes has a major evidential hurdle to get over.


UPDATE:
 A reader has supplied this this list of "some of the less well publicized effects of these procedures:" 

 Death – 1-2 % within 1 month of surgery, 5-13% at one year (depending on age and sex).  Somewhat higher than the chances of a morbidly obese person dying (about 0.5%).  Oh, and more likely to commit suicide than the general population.  (Information from US figures).

Malnutrition from the surgically enforced, very low-calorie, low-carbohydrate dietary intake.  Calorie intakes can average under 1,000 calories in the first year and after three years the average is still only 1,386 calories.  Adequate protein is needed and generally minerals and vitamins must be supplemented forever.  Even with supplementation, rapid neurological decline and aging are seen.  Common malnutrition problems include anemia, osteoporosis, loss of teeth, blindness and, in a reported 16% of cases, even neurological and brain damage.  Brain damage can be a result of beriberi, vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency.

And there’s the delightfully named Dumping Syndrome, which occurs as a result of “inappropriate eating”.  Basically, the body goes into shock when small, easily absorbed food particles rapidly dump into the digestive system. A cold clammy sweat, pallor, butterflies in the stomach and a pounding pulse may be followed by cramps and diarrhea.

Avoiding dumping syndrome can be done by eating protein first, making sure it comprises one-half of every meal. Snacking must be avoided along with all sources of simple sugar, including cookies, cakes, candy, sodas, ice cream and sorbet.

Finally, patients may lose significant weight but typically remain obese and start to regain weight.  And health indices like blood pressure, cholesterol rebound over the long-term, often to higher levels than they were prior to the weight loss.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

WILL 'JOHNNY' HARAWIRA BE STANDING IN NORTHLAND?

The word is out that Hone Harawira is giving consideration to standing in the Northland bi-election in order to revive interest in the Mana Party Movement following their disastrous showing last September.

If not Hone then perhaps John Minto will grace us with his presence.   No matter for both Hone and John that neither are entitled to cast a vote in the electorate.    Didn't matter much to the Labour Party candidate last time round either.

All the other parties contesting the election will have a considerable advantage over National in time and space. With their membership numbers in the tens they have probably already met in telephone booths around the electorate and 'anointed' their respective candidates.     For National, and with the Northland electorate membership the second highest in the country and measured in the thousands, there is a democratic process to go through.

Nominations for National will open tomorrow (Monday) and close on 12/13 February with pre-selection taking place on Saturday 14 February (when the number of nominees are reduced to a maximum of five) leading into the selection proper to be held on Saturday 28 February in Kaikohe where well in excess of 100 delegates will choose their new Member.

But will he/she be opposed by John or John?   Interesting question.



FAREWELL TO AN OLD FRIEND

Earlier this week a favored few of the 'old and bold' including Don McIver (Immediate Past President, RNZRSA and 2ic of 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn in Vietnam); Robin Klitscher (Past President, RNZRSA and decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his gallantry as a pilot in Vietnam flying Iroquois helicopters with 9 Sqn RAAF and Bob 'Bukit' Hill (Vice President, RNZRSA and a member of Victor 2 Company, 2RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn in Vietnam) were treated to a final ride in one of 3 Squadron's last remaining UH-ID Iroquois (aka Huey) helicopters soon to be retired from duty after fifty years operational service.


The 'Huey' will be remembered by all those who served in Vietnam (and in other conflicts) with affection.   The distinctive whup, whup, whup of the rotor blades is a sound never forgotten ... flying into an unsecured LZ and having the two side-door machine gunners open up spraying the area with a mix of ball and tracer and you don't know whether it's a 'hot' landing or whatever; that certainly tended to concentrate the mind ... much better when they came to extract you ... that ride back to Nui Dat base at 3,000 feet and you sitting on the floor, dirty, tired, with your feet hanging out of the door and the cool air blowing in your face ... magic.

I recall with huge respect the skill and daring of the helicopter pilots in Vietnam and one particular incident which saw a the pilot of a Dustoff medevac Huey attempt to cut his way down to us through the jungle canopy using the main rotor blades as giant scythes.   Not recommended (especially when replacements blades cost tens of thousands of dollars);  he got to within thirty feet of the ground with bits of trees flying around like in a hurricane when his tail rotor struck something solid and broke off and the Huey crashed on top of us narrowly missing the causalities waiting to be lifted out ... a brand new machine on its first mission in theater and a virtual write-off and only because the pilot was determined to break all the rules in an attempt to get our casualties back to the nearest medical facility.

Everyone will have their own special memories of the Huey.   Going, gone, but never forgotten.    

 

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