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Fat chance, they’re just as racist themselves. Minto will picket a tennis player not because shes Israeli, but because shes Jewish. If she’d been a Muslim or Christian Israeli he would have stayed in bed.
Seems they are assisting Iran in building it’s Nukes.
But Obama can’t lay down the law because the US is beholden to China in it’s debt.
The U.S. official speaking anonymously said U.S. intelligence thinks that several Chinese companies have also been involved in providing restricted technology and materials to Iran’s military programs. He said that Chinese banks were found to be involved in these and other deals with Iran, and that these deals occurred both before and after the enhanced U.N. sanctions were approved in June.
A gay Saudi prince today faces a life sentence for beating and strangling his servant to death in the culmination of a campaign of “sadistic” abuse.
In court his lawyers tried to cover up evidence of his homosexuality.If he ever returns to his home country he faces the possibility of execution – not because of the killing but because being gay is a capital offence there.
Isn’t that strange, it is OK to kill someone , but never admit to being gay.
Ha Dime! Totally agree – thought Cunliffe sounded like an absolute pratt!! I remember Helen Clark doing exactly the same thing to Jenny Shipley on a debate chaired by John Campbell. She (Helen) was so rude it put me off Labour totally – and have never voted for them since. Having said that, I had already been disgusted by the way she and Cullen had ousted Moore – and their supercillious way about publicly claiming the leadership. But the way Helen used to just talk over anybody that would oppose her – loudly – was brought to mind when listening to Cunliffe this morning. However, Helen used to get away with it – no one ever called her to account. Thankfully, Mike Hosking cut him off.
The other thing that I noticed in the interview, is that the current Labour mob are trying to shut down any call to account for their last 9 years in office and that the current government are trying to fix up the mess. On more than one occassion Cunliffe was saying – “oh but that was in the past – we are in the future now – what we did in the past is irrelevent now – we have changed”.
The unions are getting noisier as well, they are pissed off they (their party) are no longer in government and are going to make things as difficult as they possibly can. Regardless of the good of the country, the economy and the truth.
@ dime, 10 29, Cunliffe droned for almost the whole session and Tony Ryall barely managed to get a word in without Cunliffe’s vivezula in the microphone, Hosking should have cut his link as C was only rewriting history with his bullshit anyway.
TheWall St Journal says Israel’s central bank chief, Stanley Fischer, is doing a great job in keeping the shekel under control by intervening in the currency market. Fischer, when No. 2 at the IMF, played a key role in dampening the effects of the Asian financial crisis about 13 years ago.
The WSJ reports that Fischer began buying US dollars in March 2008, when the global financial crisis was starting to snowball, and the buying was aimed at bolstering Israel’s then-low foreign reserves for tough times ahead, as well as depressing the shekel to help Israeli exporters.
“Since then, Mr. Fischer has led one of the world’s most aggressive interventions in currency markets. From mid-2008 to mid-2009, the bank snatched up US$100 million a day. It has continued at a furious pace, adding over US$7 billion to its reserves so far this year,” the Wall St Journal reports.
In mid-2008, the US dollar exchagned for about three shekels before strengthening against the Israeli currency amid the intervention. Through most of 2010, the US dollar was buying just under four shekels, through it has fallen back to around 3.6 shekels in recent weeks.
Israel’s foreign reserves stand at nearly US$70 billion, compared with US$29 billion before Mr. Fischer began buying.
Funny thing is the Saudi will very likely be able to claim asylum at the end of his sentence and become a UK ,and therefor EU resident.
Some time ago when the Somali pirate thing started the Royal Navy were in a human rights conundrum about arresting and dealing with pirates. If they got to the UK apparently they could claim asylum! If they were put ashore in their own country then the UK would be abusing their human rights. The Telegraph covered the issue. Look it up.
MikeNZ grow up boy, there is nothing the USA can do to stop China if they wish to even the odds up when it comes to nukes in the Middle East.
And let us not forget that Israel was going to use nukes on Cairo and Damascus at the start of the Yom Kipper war.
A warning from the USSR that Israel would get the same stopped that little scheme, and no the yanks would not get into a city swapping nuclear war with the USSR over Israel being taken out by a few nukes.
Just heard on the news. Tolley and co imploring the teachers to go back to the negotiating table. Next Breath and pearl of wisdon from the socialist hopeless Nats. is that they WILL NOT BE DOCKING THE TEACHERS PAY WHILE ON STRIKE ( 2 days so far) as a gesture of goodwill.
wtf. PAYING TEACHERS FOR BEING ON STRIKE.
BEING ON A STRIKE IS A WITHDRAWL OF YOUR LABOUR.
AS SUCH YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED (THERE’S THAT WORD AGAIN ), TO BE PAID.
Can someone higher up please tell Key,English, Tolley to harden up brfore these bloody teachers bring the house down.
@Redbaiter. Perhaps we should hire some of those Chinese executives to take over negotiations with the teachers? I’m sure they could get the PPTA to agree to the government’s offer.
In regards to farms though, I would assume the labour laws in New Zealand and the government’s ability to enforce them are somewhat superior to what exists in Zambia. Any workers on Chinese-owned farms would be protected. Also, in New Zealand, no one would would be forced to work for them; they can always find a job working for someone else.
I read somewhere that the”Simpsons” have been researched by the Catholics and have been pronounced a Cathoilc Family.
Can’t find the article which wa in the Herald or stuff. One of you will.
Explains why I never liked the program.
It was a fairly light article. The most interesting thing about it was that the publication in question (the Vatican Daily or something) was quite approving of The Simpsons as it was one of the only shows on TV that often inserted religious discussion into various plots, and very often kept religion in our faces when it wasn’t a plot device. Or something along those lines.
The Simpsons aren’t Catholics though – was a whole episode once about Bart converting to Catholicism. Got Liam Neeson to voice the Catholic teacher-dude-guy.
Yeah, unbelievable Red.
I personally believe we should cease any and all trade with corrupt regimes. But we should especially not allow such regimes to gain a foothold here in New Zealand, and most certainly not allow them to purchase our land. What are Key and co thinking even entertaining the possibility?
No doubt the UNHRC will be all over this atrocity in Zambia as we speak … bloody herd of pigs just flew by my window!
I’m not the biggest fan of Thatcher in the world, but the childlike glee the progs display every time she sprains her ankle and winds up in hospital (as displayed in the thousands of Facebook pages possessed by idiots who don’t know how to use privacy controls) reminds me why I possess so much furious contempt for leftards.
Manolo: nah. When push comes to shove the Euro’s social democrat sensibilities will overcome their ability to use reason and logic and go balls deep for the One again, which will make Ebola’s decision to stop subsidising Europe’s defence in 2012 even sweeter.
they already pay the local council and now the local iwi are in for a slice. Compensation for the disturbance to ancient seafood collecting grounds, appeasment to the spirits and for the renewal of our corprate box and a new fleet of xr8’s.
accept the U K in Tower Hamlets. And in the Sunday Telegraph, Andrew Gilligan continues to chronicle the remorseless takeover of an entire London borough, Tower Hamlets, by the radicals of the Islamic Forum of Europe using intimidation, infiltration and corruption:
According to one of its own leaflets, the IFE – based at the hardline East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets – wants to change the ‘very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed … from ignorance to Islam.’ The group is accused by one of the area’s Labour MPs, Jim Fitzpatrick, of infiltrating and ‘corrupting’ his party in a way similar to the Militant Tendency in the 1980s.
The response of other newspapers to what’s going on in Tower Hamlets? As far as I can make out, deafening silence. And what is the response of the rest of the British thinking classes to this and countless other signs of increasing Islamisation and Islamic radicalisation in Britain?
Time has arrived for Key and Findlayson to become fervently Nationalistic.
Seems the few are going to rule the many and cause Hobbit to hobble off to another country.
If ever there was an issue PR made to dissemble the unions control this is Gods gift to the National Party.
Its time they did exactly what the should and return the Contracts Act into Law and remove Unions collective bargaining rights and of course the Labour Parties funds with it. ( this would also quiet the teachers and other unreasonable unionists).
Its a win win for the Nat and ACT. Those people affected in a positive way, and that’s many more than just the Hobbit film makers, will never vote Labour and those die hard union types and those whose lives and attitudes are subject to and controlled by oversea’s unions were never ever National Voters anyway.
Check the bank account boys and muscle up like men. We cannot afford to let this go and continue to borrow and hope.
Hobbit looks headed overseas
By KIRAN CHUG, MICHAEL FOX and ANTONIO BRADLEY – The Dominion Post
Last updated 06:37 21/10/2010
LATEST: The Hobbit seems set to be taken offshore, with the film’s producers due in New Zealand to begin preparations next week.
Sir Peter Jackson and the producers have been in a standoff with actors unions who have boycotted the Lord of the Rings prequels as they have agitated for a collective agreement.
The flow on effects from LOTR, in terms of jobs for truck drivers, income for cafe’s, tourism etc was huge. The impact it had on Brand NZ was fantastic.
A few greedy actors, egged on by an australian union that was operating here illegally, have cost this country billions while we are trying to work out of a recession. Jennifer Ward-Leeland and her Auckland based cohorts should hang their heads in shame.
Im dodgy on the full story and i wouldnt be suprised if they were actually positioning for a greater tax advantage.
Which actors are we talking about, are the main actors not from abroad anyway?
Most other roles could be filled from the winz office.
The actors in question were primarily based in Auckland and fromted by Jennifer Ward-Leeland, but that is not the issue.
Go and rent the Return of the King, Skip to the end and read the end credits, after the actors is a list of New Zealand technical jobs which are now likely to go offshore. The money that was paid to these people, and to the caterers, truck drivers, motor home companies, helicopter pilots, drivers, make-up artists, IT staff and others is now not going into our economy, into our stores.
The GST take from that economic activity will be zilch, which affects our schools, hospitals and all those other things our tax dollars go towards.
The flow on effects from the increased tourism that we got from LOTR, and now will not get from the Hobbit, will cost jobs.
It is becoming clearer by the day that the present upheaval in industrial problems, is part of a concerted & co ordinated effort to undermine the Govt.
It is about trying to swing the public mood to set a tone for Labours return to power & a union friendly govt.
I think they got their strategy wrong on this one though.