Aern’t we all pleased that our little country contributed funds to the UN in amounts nearly exceeding Australia.
Exactly in the area where Helen Clark wanted a plum job to continue her social engineering projects?
No wonder Mickey Savage is always so angry, rank amateur in comparison to corruption on this scale.
I would be amazed if Metal Mickey has more that $10k in free cash to his name. Oh, the politics of envy.
What Clark has pulled off, is one of the biggest heists in the Western World. It’s all about trust!
Look forward to reports as to her domestic arrangements. Surely Peter will be going over to see her new luxury apartment.
IF PD doesn’t go and visit, all those myths and legends will pop up gain.
Also lovely to see the MSM get a lot braver knowing that there won’t be threatening calls from H2 and her personal Stasi. Not very nice to have your career threatened, should your scribing be unsympathetic to the cause.
My own personal favourite was when the Wicked Witch of the South stated that she never threw mus, and within 8 seconds picked up and lobbed a huge dollop.
She will wield huge power at the UN. However the politics might get a bit heavy and dirty even for her.
I truly hopes that she gets a bloody nose. What goes around………
“IF PD doesn’t go and visit, all those myths and legends will pop up gain.”
And if they don’t pop up by themselves, you can be sure GM will give them the nudge needed. All the while denying he actually thinks they are true, ’cause he’s too chicken-shit scared of DPF piling demerits on him. What a douche.
AG, I hope the Klark swindle ends in grief, because she has made a mockery of kiwi integrity and decency. How the witch can utter the word trust from those evil lips is beyond my understanding. Why doesn’t the lickspittle media challenge her? Whoever said kiwis are mushrooms grown in the dark and fed bullshit was bloody well right. What a disgusting role model for future generations. If the truth doesn’t fit well then I accept all consequences. How can a Nation build a solid foundation when Prime Ministers are nothing more than a sham.What a shame!!
Manolo, yes it’s a tax and a stupid one. Everyone I know re-uses supermarket bags as bin-liners or for picking up after their dogs…so there will be trumpeting of “success” as the number of supermarket bags used decreases, meanwhile sales of bin-liners at <5c ea go up along with the amount of dog crap on the pavements of our city…stupid, stupid, stupid…
Strange how the PD reference makes you so prickly.
Wonder which box he would tick under moral turpitude?
Frankly, I don’t give a toss about an effete Professor whose grant money was boosted in very lucky ways.
Neither do I care that they live in different places.
Not bothered about anyone’s sexual orientation between consenting adults.
I do have a problem with predatory paedophiles, and bestiality advocates.
My disgust was the sheer nepotism of the Lesbian Coven in the last Administration. Their despotic, and callous methods.
Then the cynical beat up on Don Brash. Remember private lives were meant to be private. Not in their world, as he constituted a clear and present threat. One that precipitated an even larger donation to the right parts of the UN. (Undeclared to us)
The sisterhood amazed themselves with the power that they found they were able to wield whilst everyone else stood back aghast.
It was planned to perfection, police, disable military, drop Privy Council, retrospectively amend laws. (Impossible in English Law),
Milk the unions of extra funds whilst plotting to fund their apparatus on the tax-payer.
Then we move to the honest and man of integrity. One Winston Peters. Shameless, and unapologetic when caught with his hand in the till.
Why, because he had the information to unravel all the Coven’s plans. And still has.
If HC’s UN salary is tax free in the US, and, if she maintains a permanent establishment in the form af the family home (principal place of residence) in NZ, (inhabited by no other than her lawfully wedded husband no less), Does the UN salary get taxed in NZ?
OR does she nicely cop US$500,000 net in New York and as a “non-resident” after 160 days away qualify for 15% flat tax on NZ income for as long as she is away?
How does this fit with “to each according to her needs and from each according to her ability to pay” ???????
Inventory2 said: So, Judith “Crusher” Collins wasn’t just making empty threats eh greenfly
You seem to have an unhealthy fascination for Ms Collins, Inventory2!
Her threats are still only that. We shall see. She’s talking about crushing the cars of recidivist boy racers. What a powerful message from the government. What a piddling response to the current situation, crush the cars of a few hoons. Now Nick Smith wants to slap a new tax on us all. A plasic bag tax, no less. This is earth-shattering stuff from National!
“Now Nick Smith wants to slap a new tax on us all”
Lies never worry the left. Their whole life is a lie. They lie here daily and they lie to themselves perpetually. Here’s Greenblowfly, another leftist liar and otherwise worthless nondescript mentally damaged attention seeking baboon lying about Smith and taxes on plastic bags.
What Smith really said-
“In a letter to Mr Ho, Environment Minister Nick Smith said the ministry was investigating the effectiveness and feasibility of a levy on plastic bags.”
Glutaemus Maximus (1550) Vote: Add rating3 Subtract rating 0 Says:
March 30th, 2009 at 8:58 am
“…….Frankly, I don’t give a toss about an effete Professor whose grant money was boosted in very lucky ways.
Neither do I care that they live in different places.
Not bothered about anyone’s sexual orientation between consenting adults.
I do have a problem with predatory paedophiles, and bestiality advocates.
My disgust was the sheer nepotism of the Lesbian Coven in the last Administration. Their despotic, and callous methods…..”
Glutaemus, you are onto it.
I said this back on Feb 27, in response to Zippy Gonzales dragging Graeme Capill into the argument:
Every time some slimy antichristian liberal throws Graham Capill at us, I am going to say THIS:
Graham Capill’s chances of political rehabilitation in the next decade or three, stem entirely from the continued success of the cancerous advance of slimy secular antichristian moral relativist liberalism. It is YOU lot who are the natural political home and refuge for the “man-boy love association” slimeballs and the Kinseyite creeps. Don’t think there aren’t people in your political parties and stacked bureaucracies who aren’t beavering away to this end. And it will be the “Christian Fundamentalists” who will fight these people every inch of the way, and it will be the “Christian fundamentalists” who will always condemn what Graham Capill did irrespective of what perversion YOUR team succeeds in bringing to the moral judgements of “mainstream” society meanwhile.
“Greenpeace wants to know who is responsible for a poll on New Zealand’s nuclear-free legislation.
The Oceania Customer Interaction Service has been gauging public opinion on letting nuclear powered ships back into our waters. The government claims it knows nothing about the questionnaire.
Greenpeace executive director Bunny McDiarmid says there is a long history of the National party not being completely in tune with New Zealand having nuclear free legislation. But she believes John Key’s Government remains committed to global nuclear disarmament.”
Personally, I hope that people like Professor Paul Callaghan from Vic Uni are starting to fight back on this Luddite nonsense which makes NZ more and more of an international laughing stock the longer we persist with it. It was just disgraceful that this man, one of the best living New Zealanders, was not included in the jobs summit, and it is disgraceful that “New Zealand’s brightest minds” (in the words of the Somers Commission) have been so ignored. So much for all the “knowledge economy” verbiage.
More evidence that Nick Smith should piss off and join the Greens or Labour, it does not matter what your political persuasion is there is no other way to describe what Smith is proposing other than to call it what it bloody well is….A TAX.
The centrist/socialist way of dealing with a perceived problem is to treat everybody as a fucking idiot, I do not waste plastic bags, I am not the cause of the problem (if a problem actually exists) and not one plastic bag in our house goes to “waste” they are all recycled so why the hell should I be penalised because of a problem that may or may not exist.
Nevertheless, I have a plan, Mrs Bruv and I have one big shop a month, the rest of the stuff we need we pick up as and when we require it.
If the Nat’s do bring in this TAX then I will go to my local supermarket on a Friday afternoon (the busiest time of the week) to do my monthly shop, when the checkout operator attempts to charge me for plastic bags I will refuse to pay for anything other than the goods I have purchased, of course this will create some what of a disturbance and no doubt the duty manager will be called.
I will stand my ground as I am sure will the manager, as the crowd grows behind me and tempers start to fray I will propose a compromise, unless they give me plastic bags then they will have to bloody well wait for me to carry out my groceries by hand.
“He’s already paid for the bag in his grocery purchases.”
In which case, the Supermarket is profiting off the decision of those of us who bring our own bags/reuse plastic bags. And anyway, the Supermarket is externalising the costs of cleaning up/disposing of plastic bags onto the ratepayer. So bb (and all other shoppers, whether they use plastic bags or not) has only “paid” for part of the total cost of the good.
No such thing as a free bag, reddy. That’s econ 101.
in the article we can see that plastic bags represent .2% of our waste
now if we then allow for the re-use of these bags eg binliners, then the likelihood of this actually making a significant difference is nil as I know that in our houseold for instance we would need to either a) purchase replacements for other use or b) pay the 5 cents – so we *may* reduce plastic bag use – but I struggle to see by much – we could always look at the biggest component of the other 99.8% – low hanging fruit and all that
Redbaiter – your hot-headed, ill-considered comments do ‘your’ side no favours. We on the left love you for it though. Keep up the good work!
Big Bro – your comments contrast strongly with Red’s and make him sound gormless.
March 30th, 2009 at 10:35 am
“You right-wingers, with your bloody sense of entitlement …”
You idiot left wingers and your childish misconceptions regarding things that are “free”.
He’s already paid for the bag in his grocery purchases.
Is that because the shop pays for the bags and accounts for them as part of their overheads? They do the same with stock shrinkage, so IF I steal an item, have I also paid for it along with my purchases? Adds whole new meaning to 5 finger discount.
It is a matter of choice, if you shop at pak n save then you know you are going to have to pay for your plastic bags, they (pak n save) price their products accordingly however nothing on the face of this earth would make me shop in their stores.
If I wanted to mix with that type of crowd then I would go to a bloody game of rugby league.
We who refuse to shop at pak n save pay for our plastic bags AG, only pinko’s seem to think they are “free”.
“You sad arrogant non comprehending waste of space. That was your implication not mine.”
errr … no. It was (and still seems to be) bigbruv’s. Maybe you could sit him down and explain the concept of “externalities”. You might also want to counsel him on his arrogance problem, too, given his views that “If I wanted to mix with that type of crowd then I would go to a bloody game of rugby league.”
You right-wingers and your hatred of ordinary people. Makes me sad. Really sad.
I would argue that the production and use of plastic bags seriously hinders the development of better alternatives. 2009 is the ‘Year of the Natural Fibre’. There is tremendous potential for development here, providing ‘we’ can loosen our grip/dependence on synthetic ‘solutions’. Harakeke is gold (if we utilise it!).
If a retailer chooses to set up their business in a way that charges for individual components, and I choose to but form them then I have no problem paying for plastic bags. I do have a problem paying a tax on them – other than GST.
greenfly said “Her threats are still only that. We shall see. She’s talking about crushing the cars of recidivist boy racers. What a powerful message from the government. What a piddling response to the current situation, crush the cars of a few hoons.”
I agree greenfly – it IS a powerful message from the government, especially if Clayton Cosgrove is recruited as a cheerleader, and both the main parties support the proposed legislation.
What you fail to mention is that these “few hoons” have no respect whatsoever for the law, the government, the police, the judiciary, or you and I. Massive fines bills don’t faze them, nor does disqualification from driving. They are above the law, in their own world-view. A creative solution is called for, and destroying the possession they value the most, which has become the conduit for their offending is entirely logical IMHO.
Apparently we have been spelling Wanganui incorrectly for the past 170 years – it spelling should be Whanganui in accordance with the pre European Maori usage of the Latin alphabet.
We will now have “public consultation” on what to do about it. Perhaps thats a good way of spending some of the 50 million dollars that a 5c levy on each of the billion plastic bags we use annually would raise.
An “h” in Wanganui…..well now that we have that sorted I wonder what the Maori party and the Willie Jackson’s of this world have planned to take the spotlight off the child killing epidemic within the Maori community.
Mind you, I would suggest that the “h” debate has a long way to go yet.
let’s present the stats differently – the average supermarket bag weighs less than 5 gm but let’s call it 5 gm. If there are a billion bags each year (big scary number that) then the average person uses about 5 bags a week – so we will save 25 gm of waste a week per person or less than an actual ounce (very small not very scary number).
I just you gave all a big hug wrapping my arms around my screen as I feel the need to share my warm fuzzies – b***dy polar bear bit me though – ungrateful sod!
Greenfly, I would love to see you or any of your Luddite colleagues in a fair and open debate with Professor Paul Callaghan on just about any issue, but especially the nuclear one. Follow that link to the video of Prof. Callaghan presenting his “Beyond the Farm and Theme Park” talk. He is the man we should be listening to about the future direction of the country, not a bunch of neo-Marxist anti-social sandal-wearing pot-head Gaia worshipping Luddite back to the caves activists.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Ian Wishart in “Absolute Power” did say that what IS conclusively known is that Prof. Peter Davis appeared and spoke at some convention in the USA without appearing in any customs/inbound-outbound records. A scandal could justifiably have been made of that, but Wishart said that the fact that Davis had been victimised by extreme smears that were untrue, meant that the real scandal died a natural death instead of becoming “diplomatic-cover-gate” (in addition to all Helen’s other “-gate” scandals) as it should have.
It is our shamelessly biased news media who are responsible for never giving Prof. Paul Callaghan and all the rest of “NZ’s brightest minds” a fair hearing. They are responsible for a LOT, when it comes to the wrong direction this country has been headed in for so many years now.
No doubt the judge will give him another chance. I’m still trying to work out what the judge said after last weeks court appearance, I thought he had his last chance well over a month ago. No wonder he takes nothing seriously.
In my opinion he should be castrated, that would take some of the fight out of him. Works for dogs anyway.
Oops! Caught out by the lack of edit function!
Jack – agreed re conventionally raised cotton. It’s a disgrace. ‘Organically’ raised cotton is an improvement, but still falls short. Hemp, of course, is vastly superior, especially in the way it can be grown without the nasty pest/herbacides you allude to with your cotton comment. Don’t agree however, that baby seal fur damages the environment.
PhilBest – you’d love to see… a bunch of neo-Marxist anti-social sandal-wearing pot-head Gaia worshipping Luddite back to the caves activists in discussion with Professor Paul Callaghan. Not a great way to get them interested, all that abuse, don’t you think?
slijmbal the average supermarket bag weighs less than 5 gm blah, blah..tell it to Nick Smith, your new Nanny.
Inventory2 – if you regard Collins’ ‘message’ as a powerful one, then you are taking things a little too seriously. Crunch, crunch! She failed to crunch the Corrections boss, now she’s lowered her sights about as far as they can go, to the level of some louts in noisy cars and you are encouraged by that level of governance? Guess you are for the plastic bag ban as well. That’ll stamp the authority of the National Government on the people alright!
“2009 is the ‘Year of the Natural Fibre’. There is tremendous potential for development here, providing ‘we’ can loosen our grip/dependence on synthetic ’solutions’. ”
Well, are you talking about the same synthetic components that have helped progress over the past one hundred years?
Your advocacy of natural fibres is commendable, but why the need to demonise other options?
It appears to be a common trait of one-eyed Luddites, the fundamentalists, who want to impose their “medieval cart-and-horse” views.
Fortunately, progress is unstoppable and despite your lack of belief in civilisation someone will come up with the solution to this and other problems.
I could say something to you greenflee, but I won’t as I am walking on the thin line regarding a 4 month punishment ban. I bet Trevor Mallard is happy that politicians don’t receive demerits. Sorry but couldn’t resist the double standard.
While exporting sounds like a good idea I am not sure who would take them, we are already the dumping ground for cars that the rest of the world do not want.
Hmmm perhaps. It just seems like a waste of a potentially valuable resource. Ok, give the cars to me. I’ll set up a charity that exports them, and see that 100% of the profits are distributed to worthwhile NZ charities.
Manolo said: Your advocacy of natural fibres is commendable, but why the need to demonise other options?
Thank you for the commendation, Manolo. In answer to your question re ‘demonising’, how me where I did that and I’d be happy to discuss the ‘demonising’, (if you have any evidence. Not just blowing, are you?)
Exporting the cars of convicted boy racers would be more economically efficient. But it would be less effective as a deterrent to the perpetrators. Watching your car (or one of your mates’) get crushed on TV might be more effective. We can hope.
# greenfly Says:
s.russell – crushed car = badge of honour (mark my words).
Ratbiter thinks not. Even after your pimped out little car is crushed, the H.P. payments go on… Boy racers detest the 28 day confiscations, so crushing the cars would be a further step in the right direction IMHO.
Some may have expensive aftermarket go-faster components, but in any large-scale crushing campaign I doubt it would be economical to strip these for resale before crushing takes place.
big bruv – we’ve already had several name changes for these islands we live on. Ever wondered why we are so happy to carry the name of some obscure part of the Netherlands as our title? Zealand for God’s sake!
As to the crunching of the cars – while I don’t think it will a. happen and b. work, I do think it would be great to watch and I would have no sympathy at all for the noise-makers. How about effective and policed noise restrictions though I’m expecting you to immediately bleat about the Greens wanting to BAN loud noises (but isn’t that what you want also, and Collins, and the Nats and the good folk of Aotearoa
..and like all such neurotic fuckwits, you view gummint and the law as the solution to every perceived problem, even when the simple and effective solution would be a return to the standards of personal morality that in your sad sick adherence to moral relativism, you hate so intensely.
There’s no good reason to change it. The only reason you want it changed is because you’re a neurotic fuckwit who automatically idenitifies change with “better”.
[DPF: Try to cut down on calling people fwits please]
Your blog, your rules, but I wonder why redbaiter never attracts demerits. Almost every post he makes drips with venom and insult.
[DPF: Redbaiter's posting style does cause problems, and personally I prefer he tones it down. However unlike many his intention is not to troll. He mainly posts on topic and has a legitimate world view around not appeasing socialism etc. and reflects that in his comments. And he generally responds to a warning, so a warning will suffice.]
MNIJ – quite the reverse (which you know…). The left is all for increasing state control over every aspect of our lives. JK will let me spend my tax cut on what works best for me. Meanwhile the left would have dictated which light-bulb I could use, the strength of my shower, the number of kids i could have … and what my daughter could buy at the school tuck shop.
I just want you chaps in the Green party to have the best possible chance of being part of the next government, accordingly I think you should promote Sue Bradford to the co-leaders position, campaign on the anti smacking laws and also campaign on changing the name of New Zealand to something Maori.
bigbruv and getstuffed, funny but I don’t seem to recall a leftist government attempting to force me in to the army. Saying they know better than me about where I should work is a biggie, I would have thought. In similar vein, it is not leftie govts that want to run “work for the dole” schemes either. That is another preserve of the right, the theft a Man’s labour without proper recompense is the most heinous crime any government can commit.
[DPF: No one has to do work for the dole. You just don't get the dole (funded from the theft of my labour) if you don't]
The Motorcycle Diaries? Awhitewash of the psychopathic murderer Che Guevera. Yes, how unsurprising-
Some quotes from the cowardly swine. Remind you of anybody?
“my friends are friends as long as they think like me, politically.”
“To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary…These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall!
“Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”
“Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become … ”
If there is any latitude show here it is towards the left, and made even more remarkable that in almost every instance of a leftist posting here, their contributions are so infantile, unsophisticated, dogmatic, uninformed and just plain dumb, they’re a serious turn off to anyone who wants to read anything challenging and/or informative.
If I was Mr. Farrar, I would seriously consider limiting the prolific output of children like Ratbitter, MYnameisJerkoff, Greenblowfly, Philuseless, AGatha and others of their boring but vocal ilk on the grounds that they’re combined output of Marxist drivel, smears, false allegations, re-writes of history, moral relativity and general all round commie bullshit make this site almost unreadable.
March 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
“And just like the god of old, this bastard doesn’t just punish the guilty, oh no, he also goes for their children.”
You should fall to your knees and thank G_d that you live in a country that allows you to express the free will he gave you.
I agree with getstaffed, you really do seem like a person that is filled with hate for your fellow man. It is sad.
It is because i love my fellow man that i hate what the god botherers try to do to us. You can spend all the time you want on your knees craig, just don’t expect the rest of us to follow your bloodthirsty myths.
Far too easy really. Just wind it up and watch it go.
On another topic: Obama is off to G20.
“With an entourage of 500 staff, an armour-plated limousine and a fleet of decoy helicopters, America’s new president will arrive for his first visit to Britain amid huge razzmatazz on Tuesday for the G20 summit….”
Now, add the other 19 leaders and lets start counting carbon footprints shall we.
Man, I’m glad some people turned turned their lights off for an hour on Saturday.
“Funny how all you god botheres scream “HATE” when someone dares criticise your myths,..”
Not all of us scream hate. Loose generalisation that is at the heart of most of your posts.
“…points to the clay feet of your god(s) and challenges your beliefs.”
You couldn’t challenge my beliefs if you tried. I find your rantings incredibly sad.
“It is not hate to point out the stupidity of religion and its followers.”
Correct, it is not. The hate comes through in the way you do it & the things you say.
I’d like to think that I can tell you I disagree with you, without getting nasty, calling you names and critising your beliefs. Yes Jack, even your non-belief is a belief of sorts. You spew forth venom and hatred for no purpose other than to ridicule and abuse.
BRUV:::::::::::::Perhaps Maori could use the new spelling in their language while it remains the same for the rest of us…A bit harder will be the new name for the Auckland super city. I heard today it was to be named Tamaki Makaroa or similar.
Car Crushing……….Apparently it is only to be a final option at a Judges Discretion…..The boy racer will be an old age pensioner before all the judicial process, various inquiries and reports and appeals are completed even if you could find a Judge with the balls to order it.
David at 9.00 a.m.
That question has intrigued me.
Especially as the lawfully wedded hubby is back in New Zealand.
I have seen New Zealand born Saudi Arabia nurses caught like this for N.Z. tax on their foreign income. That was because they had not done everything to lose their NZ tax residency status. Things like having a New Zealand credit card and retaining long term membership of the Tennis Club were sufficient to provide that nexus to make their world wide income taxable in NZ. Of course, they get a credit for tax paid overseas, but when the tax rate is only 3%, that is stuff all.
“Thus proving that B Hussein Messiah Obama is indeed a dictator.”
More than that, he’s a thug and a dictator with his use of standover tactics to force companies to comply with his edicts.
Such as Cuomo’s threat to publicly name the AIG executives (he’d received a confidential list) who received bonuses unless they returned them, and this threat was made after public threats to kill had been issued.
This is just straight out Bolshevik thuggery.
For government officials to behave in such a gangsterish manner and receive no censure from America’s media is unbelievable really.
Yes, it is very orchestrated and very deliberate – especially when you consider that the UN Charter has references to a ‘One World order’ and DL and her mates (sic) are hell-bent on creating it, although observation indicates that they are merely the (very willing and well rewarded) puppets for what is coming into play.
The interesting thing is that I don’t think that the arrival of the order will be spectacular – it will be delibrately arranged to ‘sneak-up’- on us and will be complete before the majority are aware it has arrived.
It will of course be very skillfully presented as being advantageous for (almost) everybody, and while the majority will welcome it, some (especially Christians and Jews) will be aware of its implications and make appropriate responses.
For government officials to behave in such a gangsterish manner and receive no censure from America’s media is unbelievable really.”
Censure, from the media? what the fuck do you think your talking about? The medias job is to report the news, not go around making moral judgements on people. “We report, you decide” or what ever that fox slogan (just don’t lie like they do!) is, you thick fuck.