Yes Rufus, Boko Haram, the Islamic sharia law group in Nigeria who hate the West and murder Christians. They have been systematically attacking Christian villages and towns for over a year now, seeking spiritual cleansing of Nigeria. This of course is also happening in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Sudan. And where are the UN?
A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or to succeed are rewarded for not trying with goods and services paid for by confiscating the residual wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Interesting article in the Herald this morning about the Higgs boson. Not so much for its description of the search for that particle, but for a rather and extraordinary speculation, made by the author of the article Associate Professor of Physic at Auckland University, Phillip Yock:
“A speculative alternative to the experiments being conducted at CERN would be to listen for radio signals from a more advanced civilization, in the hope they might beam us a blueprint of their findings.”
Oh come on! Really? What are the chances? More likely a singularity will spontaneously form owing to the overwhelming gravity of the Christmas food I ate yesterday….
An interesting fact in the middle of the story
68% say they don’t want work.
A further 16% say they would like work, but are not actively looking for it at the moment.
13% are unemployed but looking for work.
Yep, 68% say they don’t want work.
Another interesting fact…
They are almost all single: just 9% are couples, with 48% lone parents, and 35% other singles.
Somewhat connected to Andy’s comment above, I found this article in the Herald today “Mission’s festive meal draws huge crowd” really depressing. These people at the Auckland City Mission obviously are encouraging people’s attitudes of helplessness and uselessness in order to boost their own sense of self-worth. In a country that has already destroyed its work ethic with welfarism it is disgusting to read of this event set up and reported on like a celebration of success. If someone is too lazy or too drugged or too drunk to feed themselves or their kids on Christmas Day then not only will the government take over the responsibility but there will be hoardes of do-gooders all having orgasms over you in their attempt to justify themselves. And some of these people have been taking advantage of this event for years….
nasska, I can predict with confidence that when the black hole forms, it will exit via a brown hole. Too much info?
Other_Andy says:- “Chinese Army Hand Grenade Fail
Excellent clip. Not a ‘fail’ imo. Shows humanity at its finest. Great work by the instructor, who pulls the young soldier to safety at the last split second. The guy’s a hero. And at the end of it all, he tells the kid to run along. Brilliant.
OK, back in NZ for the summer holidays. I really like visiting because the shop owners are all so friendly to Australians when they visit.
I must say, so many vacant shops at the moment. Lots of Tattoo parlours though, must be doing a rip-roaring trade. Tramp stamps are still strangely popular here. And all those White people with these Maori Arm tattoos. Must like Kevin Pietersen heaps.
It’d be really interesting to do a study to see if the brain drain has affected popular society by forcing intermingling of Bogan culture with the mainstream.
OK enough of my erudite/pertinacious observations. Back to the cricket.
How does the ‘Urban Dictionary’ definition of a ‘bogan’ gel with your observations?
……..”A fascinating beast. The majority of the species are hideously repugnant and unintelligent, and yet they manage to breed in ever-increasing numbers and populate an area known as the outer west. It is quite common to find five or six offspring in each family group, often with a different father for each new baby.
Their habitat consists of a weatherboard or brick-veneer dwelling and is characterised by an early-model Holden or Ford in the driveway surrounded by a group of males discussing why the carby is stuffed and the results of last night’s footy (a primitive gladiator-like spectator sport enjoyed by most bogans).
The female of the species, while smaller in stature, is far more loud and aggressive than the male. While the males tend to be very friendly and congregate with other males, the females spend most of their time in supermarkets and shopping malls, using a shrill high-pitched call to discipline their children and contact other females.
Males and females rarely interact socially except during breeding season, which is otherwise known as Friday night. During this time, females are allowed to enter the male-dominated area known as “the pub” and display their impressive coloured plumage to a prospective mate.
Herein lies an intersting phenomenon. Males will often fight over a particularly attractive female and she will mate with only one male, while some less attractive females have been known to have several partners simultaneously.
Lady rings her local hospital and this conversation follows:
Lady – Hello I’d like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree. She was admitted last week with chest pains and I just want to know if her condition has deteriorated, stabilised or improved?
Hospital – Do you know which ward she is in?
Lady – Yes, ward P, room 2B.
Hospital – I’ll just put you through to the nurse station.
Nurse – Hello ward P, how can I help?
Lady – I would just like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree, I was wondering if her condition had deteriorated, stabilised or improved?
Nurse – I’ll just check her notes. I’m pleased to say that Mrs Tiptree’s conditioned has improved. She has regained her appetite, her temperature has steadied and after some routine checks tonight, she should be well enough to go home tomorrow.
Lady – Oh that’s wonderful news, I’m so happy, thank you ever so much!
Nurse – You seem very relieved, are you a close friend or relative?
Lady – No, I’m Mrs Tiptree in room 2b. Nobody tells you fuck all in here…