There are many things conspiring against Labour, there must be for them to be continually performing poorly in polls and for getting so much negative media coverage. Labour are the only party that can rescue the country from financial ruin, and they are the only party that can eliminate poverty and get everyone into employment.
Labour supporters have suggested a range of conspiracies that are preventing their recovery.
“The main item on the agenda of the wastewater management committee was to hear applications from four groups, including Papamoa sub-tribe Nga Potiki, on tapping into a special cash fund that is worth $250,000.
The money has been put aside by the council for projects that mitigate the adverse environmental effects of the city’s sewerage system, including effects that offend Maori cultural and spiritual values.”
So, 250 grand is being awarded to the maoris to study how poo might offend them?
This is a council who are raising rates by 30% over 3 years and the only reason it is not higher is because they deferred debt repayments to later years.
Well said Pete. Labour MP’s and activists still seem to be in denial after almost three years on the Opposition benches. It’s almost as though they had adopted the “born to rule” mentality they so scorn National for. But one thing is for sure; the voting public needs to see sackcloth and ashes from Labour before they turn back to the Red Team, not the prevailing attitude which is that Labour was right and the voters were wrong.
Sewerage system offence to Maori? The main item on the agenda of the wastewater management committee was to hear applications from four groups, including Papamoa sub-tribe Nga Potiki, on tapping into a special cash fund that is worth $250,000.
Does anyone believe that research with this amount of funding won’t find matters that will be an issue?
Singer Robbie Williams has revealed himself to be a secret communist.
The Take That singer believes the political movement – which aims for a classless society based upon common ownership – is preferable to capitalism although he admits he struggles with his political beliefs because he wants to buy a Rolls Royce.
I wonder if anyone has asked the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for Climate Change Issues, if he would like to defend his party’s policy on AGW?
Greens Are Yellow Says Brash
A Press Release published by Dr Don Brash at 1:48pm on 28 Jul 2011 in the following categories: Environment And Conservation .
The Green Party’s characteristic self-righteous certainty seems to have abandoned it in the face of a potentially devastating challenge from a formidable opponent, says ACT New Zealand leader Dr Don Brash.
He’s referring to the Greens’ refusal to debate internationally renowned climate change sceptic Viscount Monckton during his visit to New Zealand.
BOEMRE told Monnett on July 18 that he was being put on leave, pending an investigation into “integrity issues.” The investigator has not yet told him of the specific charges or questions related to the scientific integrity of his work, said Jeff Ruch, the watchdog group’s executive director.
A BOEMRE spokeswoman, Melissa Schwartz, acknowledged there was an “ongoing internal investigation” but declined to get into specifics about it.
Whatever the outcome or the nature of the allegations, the investigation could fuel the ongoing fight between climate change activists and those who are skeptical of scientists’ findings about global warming. The probe also focuses attention on an Obama administration policy intended to protect scientists from political interference.
Inventory2 (6,583) Says:
July 29th, 2011 at 8:16 am
As far as Labour are concerned, sack cloth and ashes aren’t enough for me.
I’d like them to skip a generation (all those who served in cabinet in the last govt) so that we can avoid the anti democracy lot in our lifetime.
That also deals to the two Davids.
Unlike Maorification, most voters are old enough to remember life before their eco-guilt was manipulated into action. The sense of injustice and options to seek ballot box retribution against the politicians who have promoted this scam are more real, and more potent in the short-term.
Let’s consider being angry perhaps. A man has quoted (select) passages from the bible in order to justify attacking a helicopter. Normally this would raise hackles with most people (no matter what their political persuasion). But it seems in this case, in appears to be “ok” because it was a “leftie” who attacked the helicopter.
Ok let’s consider laughing (and not being angry) perhaps. Here’s a video of Bryla attacking the helicopter! I must say it was jolly convenient of his fellow peacenik comrade to video the attack, I’m sure the Police will use it an an exhibit in their prosecution. It’s somewhat comedic of Bryla to be trundling off on his bicycle (tricycle?) so at least perhaps I should give him some credit for walking the walk and talking the talk and use an environmentally sustainable eco-friendly vehicle to mount the attack! I wonder if it will inspire our local Global Peace and Justice types, to also be as considerate as Bryla and think about the environment when protesting next, like they did the other day against Tony Blair – I hope GP&J didn’t use gas guzzling environmental un-PC cars by chance?
Is there a moral to this story? Presumably if members of the public see a Bryla type on a bicycle protesting/attacking a piece of NZ Govt property, then best one don’t biff ‘em off their bikes in case the NZ Police instead charge joe public for “assault” of a protestor?
Falafulu, while on Kiwiblog Pete is generally considered to be a lefty, on the Standard he’s considered to be a RWNJ. It’s all relative, but it really highlights the disconnect that NZ’s left, especially those who blog, has with middle NZ (a group/generalisation which I consider Pete is very representative of).
“Slain gunman Antony Ratahi’s daughters are questioning why police shot to kill him in an armed stand-off.”
“They could have shot him somewhere else,” she said. Both daughters said Ratahi was a troubled and violent man, but police were trained to deal with those situations and they did not believe he had to be shot.”
… he could have just surrended , then he would still be alive. Why do I get the feeling these cretins are about to scream “racist shooting of black man”…” its the Police’s fault “…
It would be beyond such people to understand once the decision to shoot is taken, events can happen in seconds (or fractions of seconds) like the fucker points a gun at you, who pulls the trigger first lives.
It would be grossly negligent to bugger about finding a ‘safe’ target area while life a threatening incident took place.
For this reason police of taught to shot at the center of the mass of a person. Less likely to miss, more likely to save the innocent.
Meanwhile, Lovely Labour Lickspittle Len Brown has been caught with his fingers in the till again!
City confesses – and cost of Brown’s flyer soars
By Bernard Orsman 5:30 AM Friday Jul 29, 2011
The Auckland Council has confessed that the cost of a message from Mayor Len Brown to ratepayers was $376,774 – not the $200,000 quoted in a council email.
About 500,000 copies of the glossy flyer were sent to every ratepayer, despite concerns from one of Mr Brown’s senior advisers that there were cheaper and more effective ways to communicate a message on rates.
The flyer included a letter from the mayor praising the council for making cost savings in hard times to keep the rates increase down to 3.94 per cent.
Mr Brown did not tell ratepayers the council had set aside $516,000 for an information campaign about the new rating system, of which $376,774 was spent on producing, printing and posting out the flyer.
The rest of the money was spent on an insert into the first rates mailout next month, and on advertising.
On Wednesday, Mr Brown’s office and the council media unit refused to give a breakdown of the cost of the flyer after the Herald obtained, under the Official Information Act, a council email putting it at $200,000.
After another request yesterday, the Herald was given the true cost.
An email trail showed Mr Brown’s chief press secretary, Glyn Jones, and senior political adviser Conor Roberts were keen on the flyer after council officials referred it to the mayor’s office.
Another senior mayoral adviser, former Papakura District Council chief executive Theresa Stratton, agreed it was a good idea but “quite an expensive exercise”.
She said it would be much cheaper if it were included in next month’s first rates mailout.
Yesterday, Mr Brown said he was not told of Ms Stratton’s concerns about the flyer’s cost and effectiveness.
“If it costs a little bit of money to ensure people are well informed about the thing that is most critical to them, and that’s their rates, then I suspect it is a cost well spent,” he said.
Councillor Cameron Brewer said the flyer was an outrageous way to use ratepayers’ money.
He said Mr Brown was “using this flyer not just to explain the facts, but to make himself look better politically”.
A guy walks into a bar with his pet monkey. He orders a drink and while he’s drinking it the monkey is running wild. The monkey jumps up on the pool table and grabs the cue ball, sticks it in his mouth and swallows it whole. The bartender is livid and says to the guy, “Did you see what your monkey just did?”. “No. What did that stupid shit do this time?”, says the patron. “Well, he just swallowed the cue ball off the pool table, whole”, says the bartender. “Yeah, well I hope it kills the little bastard because he’s been driving me nuts”, says the patron. The guy finishes his drink and leaves.
Two weeks later he comes back in with the monkey. He orders a drink and the monkey starts running wild around the bar again. While the man is drinking his drink, the monkey finds a grape on the bar. He grabs the grape, sticks it up his arse, then pulls it out and eats it. The bartender is disgusted. “Did you see what your monkey did now?”, he asks. “What now?”, responds the patron. “Well, he stuck a grape up his arse, then pulled it out and ate it”, says the barkeeper.
“Well, what did you expect?”, replied the patron. “Ever since he ate that damn cue ball he measures everything first!”
A young lion was talking to and older lion just before they were to be let into the Roman Forum for the final showdown with the Christians.
“This is the first time for me, I’m not sure what I should do,” said the younger lion.
The older lion says, “it’s easy: you run up to the Christians and roar as loud as you can and take a swipe at them with your paw, just before you eat them!”
“Why all the theatrics?” asks the younger lion. “Shouldn’t we just eat them?”
The older lion shakes his head, “NO, it’s better to scare the shit out of them first…they taste better that way!”
A married man was having an affair with his secretary.One day, their passions overcame them and they took off for her house, where they made passionate love all afternoon. Exhausted from the wild sex, they fell asleep, awakening around 8:00 pm.
As the man threw on his clothes, he told the woman to take his shoes outside and rub them through the grass and dirt.
Mystified, she nonetheless complied. He slipped into his shoes and drove home.
“Where have you been?” demanded his wife when he entered the house.
“Darling, I can’t lie to you. I’ve been having an affair with my secretary and we’ve been having sex all afternoon. I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until eight o’clock.”
The wife glanced down at his shoes and said, “You lying bastard! You’ve been playing golf!”.
A South Auckland girl is crossing the road, when she gets hit by a Commodore. As she is lying on the ground, the driver, Dave, rushes out of the car to see if she is alright. “I’m so sorry ! I just didn’t see ya. Are ya OK?” he blurts out. “Everythink is just a blur, I can’t see a thing” she says, tearfully. Concerned, the man leans over the woman to test her eyesight. He asks, “How many fingers have I got up?” Oh my God NO!” she screams. “Don’t tell me I’m paralysed from the waist down as well.
The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer
Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on
Jan.15, 2008. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the
message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.
REMEMBER AS YOU READ — IT WAS IN A SPANISH PAPER
Date: Tue. 15 January 2008 14:30
ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a
terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz . We killed six million
Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we
burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the
chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and
wonderful people who changed the world.
The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life:
science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience
of the world. These are the people we burned.
And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove
to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened
our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and
ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and
poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families
They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish
cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.
Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government,
they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.
And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical
hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for
backwardness and superstition.
We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and
their talent for a better future for their children, their
determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who
pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for
themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe …….
The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that
is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s
population. They have received the following Nobel Prizes:
1988 – Najib Mahfooz
1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai
1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad
TOTAL: 7 SEVEN
The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is
FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population. They
have received the following Nobel Prizes:
1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World
1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin
1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – Peter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Sidney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marcus
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger
1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Simon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Simon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Markowitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel
1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu RoseIacovino
The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military
training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause
maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims. The Jews don’t
hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow
themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew
who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests
by killing people.
The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad
and death to all the Infidels.
Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in
standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their
Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they
demand that humankind respects them.
Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the
Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more
culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really
say it all:
‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more
violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would
be no more Israel .” Benjamin Netanyahu
General Eisenhower Warned Us It is a matter of history that when
the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight
Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all
possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from
surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made
to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect:
‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses –
because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up
and say that this never happened’
Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its
school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which
claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this
is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and
how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe
ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of
the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians,
and 1,900 Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned,
starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German
people looked the other way.
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the
Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in
the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade
Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the
United States ?
I wouldn’t waste my time with a comment over there. I’d be in permanent moderation before sun up.
A last for the night. Very, very corny but our host might like it.
“Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica – where do they go?
Wonder no more!!!
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
Gerard Otimi has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, with leave to apply for home detention.
Otimi scammed overstayers by claiming if they paid him $500, it would allow them to be part of his hapu and avoid being deported.