No Phil; it’s your repeated lies. You’ve claimed many times that you don’t have the internet at home and yet you are posting here late on a Friday night, and on your “news aggregation site” from 5am yesterday morning and again early today.
Having the internet at your home isn’t a crime, so why the bullshit?
So the public service is blatantly ignoring the Govt.s directions. Time for a tougher law or for some heads to roll.
Public sector slow to pay bills
Last updated 05:00 31/01/2011
Reserve Bank picks All Blacks RWC win Shift to fixed mortgage rates, economists say Bright spots for Australian stocks Time for a promotion, but be quick Why business partnerships are bad The 10 money commandments Checkout cheats are self-serving Wind-up of funds approved Foreigners will buy asset shares – Treasury Kiwi investors would get first pick of SOEs
Business leaders are warning that tardy payments by government agencies are putting added strain on the private sector, despite a promise from the prime minister that the state would pay its bills on time.
According to payment monitoring firm Dun & Bradstreet, public agencies – which include all ministries as well as organisations such as ACC – took an average of 48.4 days to settle bills in the final quarter of 2010.
Can anyone, really anyone tell us why we (the Taxpayers), should own a betting shop?
Great candidate for selling off. Better than a power company.
TAB takes hit in Sonny Bill betting blunder
Sonny Bill Williams barely got touched, but the New Zealand TAB took a financial upper cut during the All Black’s boxing win.
The TAB has refunded all bets on the fight, a unanimous points decision over Sydney forklift driver Scott Lewis in Sydney on Saturday night, but it still paid out on winning tickets after incorrectly posting the fight as eight rounds rather than the six that were contested.
I love freedom of speech. I also enjoy freedom of choice in what I read and listen to. In this case I am truly appreciative of Philu’s distinctive style of posting. It means I don’t even have to read it to ignore it.
I tried, really I did, but his refusal to engage in any form of serious debate, coupled with his somewhat tenuous grip on reality, has led me to consider him nothing more than background noise. Internet Static, if you will. A visual and intellectual toxic pollutant.
I know that freedom of speech is sacred, and it is to be treasured, but there are limits.
$17m on arts, cricket, for sons of rich
Last updated 05:00 31/01/2011
Scots College pupils, sons of some of New Zealand’s rich and famous, will soon have a $14million creative and performing arts centre, alongside a new $3m covered sports centre that has four indoor cricket pitches.
Both Weta Workshop and Cricket Wellington have been involved with the concept, design and staff training.
I bring to your attention Nick Smith’s infamous words from a speech given last week. The Green fifth-columnist said:
“The concepts of green growth, green jobs and cleantech are attracting international attention with the work of the OECD and the United Nations. This is about New Zealand applying some of our best private sector minds to how we ensure we take up these green growth opportunities to support the Government’s broader economic growth strategy.”
Hard to imagine more crap and platitudes in a single paragraph. We have to fear when the UN is mentioned by this incompetent minister and inflicter of the ETS upon us.
“The Council of Trade Unions says New Zealand’s productivity record could be improved by a bigger boost to the minimum wage than is being considered by the Government.”
This is technically correct, although what they fail to mention is that it would also result in permanently high unemployment. Gerrymandering is what it really amounts to and it hinges on the fact that productivity is necessarily measured using the number of people doing the work, rather than the size of the potential workforce.
It’s the reason European countries claim higher productivity than the US: those whose productivity falls below Europe’s high state-enforced minimum wage level are unable to get a job and therefore simply excluded from the productivity figures.
The result of this “enlightened” policy is millions of disaffected young people – often from ethnic minority ghettos – living permanently on state hand-outs with no prospect of ever having a job (and never having the opportunity of meeting and working with people from other backgrounds and beliefs.)
“Does anyone link-whore shamelessly on the sites of the two shameless resident link-whores, and if not, why could that be?”
Link whoring’s not what it used to be. In the old days, google would increase a page’s ranking if it was mentioned on legitmate forums, on the assumption that if real humans were talking about it, it must have some value. At first they only looked at the sheer number of times a URL gets mentioned on a forum, so some unscrupulous operators realised that it doesn’t matter if the comments are negative or positive, and would whore their site on forums where they wouldn’t be welcome, just because the large number of negative comments and arguing would push them up in the google search ranking. Google has now changed their system so negative mentions of a site count *against* it in the rankings. Obviously they won’t reveal the algorithm they use to estimate whether a mention of a site is negative or positive, but we can probably assume that if a site is frequently mentioned in close proximity to words like, say – retarded idiotic delusional whore lazy bludging dishonest welfare fraud drug-abusing criminal rip-off content stealing compulsive liar unreadable nonsensical mindless spamming unpopular unoriginal wasteland… that site is on its way down the ranking. (whoar.co.nz)
Sorry PIA, I would just like to be clear on this. Did you actually say:
“retarded idiotic delusional whore lazy bludging dishonest welfare fraud drug-abusing criminal rip-off content stealing compulsive liar unreadable nonsensical unpopular unoriginal wasteland… that site is on its way down the ranking. (whoar.co.nz)”?
Am I alone in thinking something isn’t right when the taxpayers of NZ have to shell out to entertain sports officials as though they are visiting royalty. According to the Sunday papers they have to be given by the host nation five star accommodation, swanky meals and their own drivers. When did sport start to treat their officials as though they are potentates? Did it start with the Olympics? The rugby people say it’s OK because it’s in the budget.
I think it’s morally wrong.
And disgusting. Imagine their poor wives when these a-holes come home after weeks of living high on the hog and no doubt plenty of all kinds of entertainment.
One day we might have a government that believes every dollar from the wage and salary earner has to be treated with respect.
Helen’s magnanimity at work. Spending as if there is no tomorrow.
How much money did the United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, spend to create 5,280 “green” jobs around the world?
UNDP has said the price tag is $53.9 million—an average of $10,208 per job spent in 2010 on 135 environmental projects world-wide.
But according to documentation obtained by Fox News, the projects that generated those jobs have a total cost of about $1.68 billion—which would work out to a much more staggering average figure of about $288,700 per job.
“retarded idiotic delusional whore lazy bludging dishonest welfare fraud drug-abusing criminal rip-off content stealing compulsive liar unreadable nonsensical unpopular unoriginal wasteland… that site is on its way down the ranking. (whoar.co.nz)”,
and indeed went on to say:
“whoar.co.nz … incoherent moronic bullshit”.
How many such negative associations does it take? ie how often would:
“retarded idiotic delusional whore lazy bludging dishonest welfare fraud drug-abusing criminal rip-off content stealing compulsive liar unreadable nonsensical unpopular unoriginal wasteland… that site is on its way down the ranking. (whoar.co.nz)”
LOL I think if exactly the same list of terms keep coming up they will get wise to it. But in the natural course of conversation people often say that whoar.co.nz is the lamest, stupidest blog on the net, and those spontaneous random combinations of different negative words probably carry more weight, like appaling nonsense spam ( whoar.co.nz)
Rodders – just saw your 8:01, jesus what a horrific picture of Bradford, she looks like a George Romero zombie. Appropriate for the party of the dead she’s planning to start. Wouldn’t bother aiming for the brain though LOL
Rightnow – I know goof’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but that is a mistake by the incomptent “journalist” writing the story. Goff says 2 and a half billion in the video clip. What an appalling lack of basic intellegence, numeracy and common sense on the writer’s part. 200 billion is what, about $100,000 per taxpayer? And they didn’t stop for a second to think how ludicrous that number is? Jesus wept.
It was mentioned (not linked) by SST yesterday, and is basically a hate NZ site. The site catalogues all these accidental deaths, beatings and rapes carried out on NZ on tourists.
The incredibly irony things is that it seems to be run by Maori! Yes, the same guys who are raping the tourists and driving drunk killing them are writing a site about how if you come to NZ you will die!
The Jewish press turning the heat on the United States on the Egyptian situation:
The street revolts in Tunisia and Egypt show that the United States can do very little to save its friends from the wrath of their citizens.
Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as “the president who lost Iran,” which during his term went from being a major strategic ally of the United States to being the revolutionary Islamic Republic. Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who “lost” Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and during whose tenure America’s alliances in the Middle East crumbled.
The superficial circumstances are similar. In both cases, a United States in financial crisis and after failed wars loses global influence under a leftist president whose good intentions are interpreted abroad as expressions of weakness. The results are reflected in the fall of regimes that were dependent on their relationship with Washington for survival, or in a change in their orientation, as with Ankara.
tristanb – that site is pretty much indistinguishable from Red Alert or the Standard… ant-Key, anti-asset sales, Pike River conspiracy, anti-semitic… just some leftards up to their usual brainless dishonest antics.
Could Trump run for president against the Messiah?
Donald Trump lashed out at China, OPEC, Obama’s Middle East dealings, the president’s State of the Union address and more.
Trump takes aim at America’s “horrible” trade agreements, declares that the Middle East is going to explode, warns about “catastrophic” oil prices, and charges that Obama’s Afghanistan policy is “dangerous and stupid.”
He also complains that the United States is a “laughing stock” throughout the world — and confirms that he is seriously considering running for president in 2012.
Trump says if he does run it will be as a Republican and not as a third party candidate, and explains why he would run.
“I love the country and I hate what’s happening to the country. In 12 years China will take over as the world’s leading economic power, if not sooner, and the way we’re going this country will not be a great country as it was anymore.”
If Bradford and Co. start a new party I can’t see them getting 5%. I expect they would take votes off the Greens dragging them down. It might mean the demise of both parties. The votes they take off Labour would be minimal. I doubt Phil Goff has to worry.
I doubt he has to worry about a losing a previously shunned coalition partner seeing as he isn’t likely to be putting together a coalition.
This could help Labour for 2014 if the Greens are out of the frame and Labour have recovered enough, but that won’t worry Goff either. His post election speech this year may well start something like “My name’s Goff…”
Why would New Zealand continue with any Muslim immigration ?
Think about it.
We might be a secular society, but Muslims are not secular.
Where in the world have Muslim immigrants integrated sucessfuly, or even partially sucessfully ?
The basic tennants of their religion preach hatred against the infidels, thats us,
thats anybody not a Muslim.
What other type of immigrant has a similar philosophy ?
Why cant we learn something from the European experience ?
Is there any country which has allowed Muslim immigration that is not now experiencing
Muslims integrated so well in India for example, a new country had to be established
to try and get rid of them.
Muslims believe in Sharia law and will work towards its implementation anywhere they go.
Their true goal is Islamic Theocrasy for the world.
The conflict in Britain between Cahtolics and Protestants, Edward the Eighth on will be a joke
compared to what is comming world wide with Islam v the rest.
Liberals, well meaning no doubt, council appeasement, as in Neville Chamberlain re Nazi Germany.
Chamberlain could have read Mein Kamph , Hitler spelled it out.
By the same token, Mohammed spelt it all out in the Koran.
Before we continue with more Muslim immigration here maybe we should read the Koran.
How can we be so stupid? Maybe we think if we can show a good example then Muslims will see
the light, join in to our culture and become good Kiwis. In reality they recognise that sentiment
as a weakness to be exploited.
The first signs of refusual to integrate are evident, Muslim women refusing to remove burkas in our
courts, demanding seperate prayer areas at universities, giving us our first airline highjacking,
creating a Muslim criminal gang in Mt Albert, Auckland.
Who believes for example that in time Somalian refugees/migrants will assimilate.
Why would we want to bring more of them in ?
If we had anything about us we would recognise our mistake and be thinking
about how we can assist the ones already here to go home.
Again, ask yourself. Where in the world have Muslim immigrants integrated sucessfully ?
And it will only get worse with rates continuing to skyrocket and depreciation on buildings being removed.
I know it is too much to ask of the Greens and Labour that they consider the economic effects of their policies, but what are their proposed “crackdowns” (whatever that means) on landlords going to do to average rents?
In Boston where the locals are enduring record snowfalls. The time with more snow in New England was in the 1880′s. Also, according to a managment consultant I met with in London last week, last Christmas Heathrow Airport had very little snow-managment equipment.. having disposed on quite a bit of kit over the past few years on the advice that global warming would render it all redundant.
Where in the world have Muslim immigrants integrated sucessfully?
They’re as bad as the Christians who want to set up their own churches, bring in their own festivals, openly challenge scientists, impose ancient laws into our own modern legal system and brainwash kids in schools.
They’re as bad as the Christians who want to set up their own churches, bring in their own festivals, openly challenge scientists, impose ancient laws into our own modern legal system and want brainwash kids in schools.
As an atheist, I can say the comparison is unfair.
At least modern Christians do not try to blow you to smithreens because you offend their God. Try to publish a drawing of the (false) prophet to prove my theory. I urge you.
Partial attempts, yes; full integration, no. Their allegiance to Islam takes precedence.
No one fully integrates, including atheists. Every immigrant brings with them traditions, language and/or accent, sometimes faiths. They gradually adapt and adopt, but never fully leave their past behind.
Neither should they. It’s unfair to expect anyone to integrate completely.
At least modern Christians do not try to blow you to smithreens
No one else has tried to blow anyone to smithereens here for offending their god.
A bit old… but nevertheless INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST THREAT LEVEL RESPONSES
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats, and have therefore raised their security level from ‘Miffed’ to ‘Peeved’. Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to ‘Irritated’ or even ‘A Bit Cross’. The English have not been ‘A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from ‘Tiresome’ to ‘A Bloody Nuisance’. The last time the British issued a ‘Bloody Nuisance’ warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from ‘Pissed Off’ to ‘Let’s get the Bastards’. They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from ‘Run’ to ‘Hide’. The only two higher levels in France are ‘Collaborate’ and ‘Surrender’. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
Italy has increased the alert level from ‘Shout Loudly and Excitedly’ to ‘Elaborate Military Posturing’. Two more levels remain: ‘Ineffective Combat Operations’ and ‘Change Sides’.
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual. The only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Americans meanwhile, and as usual, are carrying out preemptive strikes on all of their allies ‘just in case’.
Canada doesn’t have any alert levels.
New Zealand has raised its security levels – from ‘baaa’ to ‘BAAAA’. Due to continuing defense cutbacks, New Zealand has only one more level of escalation, which is ‘I hope Australia will come and rescue us’.
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from ‘No worries’ to ‘She’ll be alright, mate’. Three more escalation levels remain ‘Crikey!’, ‘I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend’ and ‘The barbie is canceled’. So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.
Again, ask yourself. Where in the world have Muslim immigrants integrated sucessfully ?
There’s a train in Oz, it runs between Adelaide and darwin (although the original line was just Adelaide-Alice Springs).
It’s called “The Ghan”, short for “The Afghan Express”, so named becuase the line’s opening replaced the Afghani and Pakistani camel drivers, who, prior to the rail, provided the only means of freight to Alice Springs.
They brought their camels, their prayer mats and their korans, and they have settled, bred and their descendants integrated in to Australian society.
New Zealand has had muslims since 1870, now has around 40,000 and the vast majority seem to be integrated. In fact, I bet you pass some in the street every day and do not even notice they’re muslim.
Poor old pete george, and Jackoff,
i wont even bother to bury Petes non arguments.
Non argument pete.
Your non argument is about as relevant as if you’d said,
‘Yeah , but your car has a bald tyre.’ So there.
Get it yet ?
In the context of the whole world in answer to where muslims have integrated
Jackoff comes up with the example of,
“camel drivers in Adelaide, ‘
Dont these morons make you laugh ?
They should be ashamed of themselves.
Speak for yourself. I don’t want to hear any of that bottom drawer Taxi driver talk back addict crap. Gun grabbing baby killing socialised medicine lefties posing as right wingers. Take it to Panda Sports.
“Gov. Palin rocked the place! Tickets were sold out months in advance. The ballroom seated 4,000. I decided to wait in line an hour and a half before the doors opened to get a good seat, and there were already 200 people in line when I got there. I felt I was there with “my peeps”. I imagined that this felt what a Freeper convention would feel like! People were really happy, excited, thrilled to be going and I imagine if anyone had wanted to sell their tickets, they could have made a tidy sum. This audience, however, wasn’t selling!
There were big screens set up around the room and good thing because the room was huge and they were needed. She looked smashing! She was on her game in every way. My husband, who had been somewhat lukewarm on Palin due to his perception that she wasn’t a good speaker and that she wasn’t intelligent enough completely evaporated after the speech. He told me that he now believes her to be a great speaker and to be intelligent. He conceded that the hatchet job the MSM does on her had had its effect on him until yesterday.”
The argument is simple (even Redbaiter and D4J should be able to follow it), both Christianity and Islam are based on middle eastern superstition, neither of them are based on fact, neither of them can prove what they claim yet for some reason people follow them.
Bible bashing, tea party loving fools like our senile troll Redbaiter claim that Islam is evil and intent on destroying the West, on that he has a point, however, that same senile old fool is on record as saying that he believes the West (or more accurately the USA under a moronic President called Palin) should nuke every Islamic country.
Tell me how these two stupid and moronic religions are any different when you get to the fundamentalist level?
“My husband, who had been somewhat lukewarm on Palin due to his perception that she wasn’t a good speaker and that she wasn’t intelligent enough completely evaporated after the speech. He told me that he now believes her to be a great speaker and to be intelligent. He conceded that the hatchet job the MSM does on her had had its effect on him until yesterday.”
Wow!!!…so Palin can read an autocue.
How does her ability to read an autocue make her intelligent when all the evidence clearly points to her being a moron
Leftist crying about the old whore Frances Fucks Piven having her words of violence and destabilisation put under the spotlight is delicious. The sooner that last vestige of Baby Boomer academic Marxism renounces her derangement after fifty long years and shuffles away from the public eye, the better.
RE Donald Trump running for President: the guy’s rich and mad enough to do so. I hope he doesn’t. The last thing we need is a third party candidate messing everything up.
Yes phool I would like it sorted out and I am not the pathological liar.
The taxi driver bb just keeps attacking and when I retaliate he whines to Farrar and I get demerits. Ever since this creep came on here he has attacked my credibility with malicious lies. Who is he and what is his beef. Don’t answer as I don’t give a shit , but I won’t take deliberate untruths from this deranged cowardly creep.
Nice to see the issue of rhetoric to still be oh so important to TVNZ News after eight years of tacitly supporting it with their silence. It served their ideological and narrative ends back then, however.