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If I were a dairy farmer I would be phoning my Company directors and demanding these action following interference by the government in New Zealands most sucessful business,
1. Cancel the free milk in schools
2. Cancel the Clean streams accord.
3.Cancel all future price freezes for dairy products
4.Increase all dairy prices by 10 percent
5.Sell as much product overseas for higher prices
This has become such a political football that reason and steadyness in the face of public shit stirring.
Only in New Zealand can a top performer be destroyed from inside pettiness and envy.
Correcting the record. Dotcom is apparently not contesting that he had possession of a firearm. Some of the ‘telling’ features of his propensity to take flight come from an old recording of a conversation between his friends some years ago – a hearsay account.
It seems that artists were promoting megaupload because of financial benefits to themselves, I’m not sure if that is in terms of a future event or current. If it is current, megaupload could be aiding a copyright infringement but that isn’t the allegation against him, if it is a future event then megaupload’s complicity is less clear. All in all its looking like a split between the artists and previous copyright obligations, don’t quite see why dotcom gets knocked on the head for that, surely the 1st argument is between the artists and the copyright holders. Are we entering the age of a cyber prohibition about as successful as the original against alcohol. I hope Davison is investigating not only a presumed criteria that the prosecution the states are trying to bring is relevant to the law but also whether or not it could be oppressive
Haha Nellie I was wondering what people would think about that. Apparently 33% of their customers are National voters, the highest percentage of any party. Since National got 47% of the vote, it would seem to suggest that one of the minor parties is really punching above its weight, cheating wise!
nellie/samtheman – National got 47% of the vote but not everyone voted and not everyone is enrolled so 33% may not be far off how many of the population voted National. Most people also eat meat so that is insignificant unless compared to the % that eat it. The way I read the article only tattoos and smoking were compared to public proportions.
It’s meaningless media dross. Unfortunately there seems to be a big dross demographic.
davidp @ 8.28 lets make it a Hundy. I will go you halves.
hmmokrightis @ 8.32. Cruel. I wouldnt wish that upon anyone. (well maybe Hulun)
Scott Chris @ 8.34. I know a bloke who has a real fully working tank turret in his back yard. Its installed over a dug in concrete water tank so you can stand and track a car down the road with the gun sights. Very cool.
• “I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line, ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice,” Nixon was quoted by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
“I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.” …
“Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate,” she said.
“I also feel like people think I was walking around in a cloud and didn’t realise I was gay, which I find really offensive. I find it offensive to me, but I also find it offensive to all the men I’ve been out with.” …
The CSIRO announced the discovery of a perverse, perplexing atom
The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 3-6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other byproducts are produced.
You read me wrong.
It is a dumb decision because NP MPs rely on the politically astute rural sector to under-pin their majority.
I asked the question in jest. My info is that Carter et al were rolled by the idiot bureaucrats. One hopes that a “review” will result in Van der Heyden type sense.
Carter my vie with Key and Joyce for personal wealth. But he doesn’t have the same commion sense.
Anyway, enough of this serious stuff. Love to be sitting in the gallery when Penny the Dumb gets her cumuppence!
Yvette – a choice implies bi-sexual to me. I don’t choose hetero, it’s just how I am and have not considered nor would think of considering any alternative, and I don’t see why there wouldn’t be homosexuals with a similar lack of choice.
On a side note, collective wisdom, should I go MTB’ing in Rotorua this weekend. Yes, last weekend of the school holidays, no brownie points to be gained, but the trails will be utterly mint. Mrs Hmm has just returned from 2 weeks away, so Im owed. Beers, boys and bikes, the lure is almost tangible…
There were a number of pointers in addition to the identified paragraphs. Firstly, there was no extravagant greeting (e.g. “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?”). Secondly, it was original text and not cut and paste. Thirdly, the post was not accompanied by further cut and paste of wholly irrelevant information. Fourthly, there were no absurd non sequiturs. Then, the author did not post a screed of the relevant qualifications and e-mail addresses. The final nail in the coffin is that despite the critical posting afterwards, she has not revisited the site to heap sarcastic abuse on subsequent authors.
Another one of the myths by homosexual activist challenged.
I agree with her that even if it is a choice it doesn’t matter. It’s all about minding one’s own business. Something conservative christians have a hard time doing. But in my view she’s bi-sexual and therefore she can “choose”. As a straight man I don’t think I have a choice. I can’t choose to like cock in mouth. Uck. But it is nevertheless true that the issue of whether it’s a choice is secondary to the primary issue which is telling conservative christian retards to piss off and leave the civilized world alone.
I think that statement was needed. You didn’t want it because it conjures up a picture in your mind and that was my intention. You can’t choose but to be disgusted by the image that statement generates and that serves to prove my argument which is why I said it.
It’s like a teenager swearing at me to try and prove his point. If he hasn’t the intelligence to make his point without swearing, then he’s wasting his time and mine. If he has, then why bother swearing?
But it is nevertheless true that the issue of whether it’s a choice is secondary to the primary issue which is telling conservative christian retards to piss off and leave the civilized world alone.
And what if the majority (via the ballot box) dictate to the minority (gay community, etc…)? Isn’t that what you have been advocating for all along here on Kiwiblog? It is really hard to tell where you stand. One post, you’re in favor of interventionist by the majority (thru the ballot box) and some other posts, you dismiss the majority and say that they can go fuck themselves and leave the civilized world alone. Homosexuals have a right to such carrots as they please. Its none of mine or others’ business, whether those homosexual haters are christians, atheists, black, brown, white and so on.
Thanks for the advice, but I thought it was appropriate and served as an illustration of my point. I gave a generalization and then supported it with a specific example to illustrate my argument. That you may find the example obscene does not detract from its usefulness in making my argument. Your reaction further underscores its purpose.
Because you are trying to interpret my beliefs through the lens of your own ideology. Of course they appear inconsistent to you because your measure of consistency is based on conformity with your own ideas.
I believe individual rights only have meaning insofar as those rights are consistent with the rational interests of other people. Therefore in some cases I might consider that supposed individual rights are not really rights because they go against the rational interests of other people and in other cases I might consider that individuals have rights in spite of other people generally believing otherwise because that society may suffer some form of religious dementia. i.e. their interests are not rational and are based on religious delusions involving mystical creatures and supernatural realms.
So what are the rational interests of people? Well I think they are the desire to protect life, maximize freedom and increase prosperity.
Former Dear Leader Clark may not get a salary raise. Oh, the poor bugger. pay freeze for top U.N. officials, mirroring a freeze in existence for top U.S. civil servants ordained in 2010, and a staff reduction through attrition to “right-size” the bureaucracy by 2015.
Weihana says:- “I can’t choose to like cock in mouth.”
Reminds me of an interesting test to determine level of one’s homophobia:
How much money would you need to be paid in order to give a another man a blow job? (The conditions are that his penis is clean and he doesn’t ejaculate into your mouth…)
I mean, really, when it comes down to it, it is a pretty harmless and effortless act, so there must be quite a large social conditioning factor. Reckon I’d do it for an easy grand.
Q. What have you got if you’ve got nuts on the wall? A. Wallnuts.
Q. What have you got if you’ve got nuts on your chest? A. Chestnuts
Q. What have you got if you’ve got nuts on your chin? A. A bloody great big prick in your mouth.
Weihana: My reaction is called “there are some things it is appropriate to talk about in a public forum, and there are some things it isn’t appropriate to discuss”. If you’re at a table in a restaurant with other people close by, would you say that sort of thing exactly as you phrased it above? If not, then what makes you think it’s appropriate to say it here?
(If your answer is “hell yes”, please let me know what restaurants you frequent so I can avoid them)
Fonterra are for all intents and purposes a monopoly. Even the most fanatical ACT voter would agree that controls of some sort are needed for monopolies.
I’m sorry but I don’t buy into the poor hard up farmers argument. And as for your suggestion that farmers cancel the clean streams accord – considering us taxpayers are paying for their carbon emissions, they should be pretty thankful to the taxpayer and doing whatever they can to reduce farm pollution.
TV3 has very helpfully provided footage of Penny Bright’s arrest today. Sheesh; who would want to be a police officer, having to deal with a torrent of shrieking abuse like those guys were. Far from being violent and brutal, the 3News video suggests that the Police were showing commendable restraint in the face of considerable provocation.
keeping stock – lmao thanks for that. Penny didnt look happy. Was kind of hoping she would get the bash (no offence penny hehe)
being tv3 i had to sit through a 20 second commercial first. a NZ Navy commercial. Being NZ it was based around a chick joining the navy. it would be sexist if it was a guy. cause they only make up 90% of the armed forces. and of course it had to be a dark haired chick with the standard issue 3 foot wide kiwi girl body. gross.
Depending on who it belonged to I’d do it for a million dollars. Maybe half that because I’m such a slut.
Depends on the restaurant, depends on the context. I don’t usually go out of my way to gross people out while they are eating but in this case it was germane to the discussion and I presume no one is eating while they read these comments. Besides, it’s just oral sex. Big whoop. It’s not intended to make people uneasy. If it does make people uneasy maybe they should leave the confines of their gated Christian community and join the real world where people do talk about sex.
…the Police were showing commendable restraint in the face of considerable provocation.
Hmmm… provocation? I agree that the Police handled the matter quite professionally and appropriately, but that is their job. Their restraint is hardly commendable, it should be the least we expect from our officers. That’s like praising someone for turning up to work on time.
As for Penny… oh dear. But she’s made her little scene.. Got herself on TV.. onto the next protest.
Well boo ferkin hoo…. Penny Bright starts off her ‘squatting’ campaign all full of hiss and wind but when she is finally picked up and loaded into the back of a Police van, she resorts to a dropped lip and tears.
But no doubt TV3 will find a way to paint this as ‘Police Brutality’ on their version of the News tonight. And the ‘story’ will be ‘delivered’ by the usual breathless airhead.
Somehow I doubt it Elaycee, or they wouldn’t have put the full, unedited version online. Then again, this is 3News we’re talking about, and they’ll have to have SOME story tonight to take attention away from the Storm in a Teacup…
“That’s why it’s called History and not HerStory”
Aren’t you meant to have a job centred around the use of language? Because the etymology of ‘history’ is in no way related to ‘his’. And if it was (for arguments sake), your statement would still be wrong because it would, of course, be call ‘Hertory’ if you were to simply interchange ‘his’ and ‘her’.
“Might be a different story in the future.”
Would have been a different story in the past too if women had written the bible.
Just watched that TV3 footage about Penny Bright.
She is quite mad, who is responsible for releasing her back into the community? I am getting tired of my Tax/Rates being used for shitbags like this. What have you done for this country Water Woman? Sweet Fuck All.
Fuck off and get a job
Q: What is the least heard question at Occupy Auckland?
A: Can I borrow your soap”
A weary Occupy Auckland protester returns to university.
Flatmate: “How are you?”
Protester: “Not so great. I have body lice, the flu, and a screaming case of gonorrhea.”
Flatmate: “You caught the flu?”
Q: What’s the difference between a puppy and an Occupy Auckland protester?
A: Eventually the puppy stops whining.
Penny Bright is skating on thin ice.
I’ll go & warn the fish.
laces I have and have not been
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have
to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my
friends, family and work. And especially my children!
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m
not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not
to visit there too often.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the
adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the
stimuli I can get!
Sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not!
And, I have been in Deepshit many times; the older I get, the
easier it is to get there. And the harder it is to get out!
If anyone has commented on it I missed the post. Two of dotcoms co-defendants have been granted bail, subject to arrangements yet to be made. I think that is very positive. Additionally, because megaupload, as I understand employs over a 100 people, I trust that every effort is being made to get the site back on line, the people working again with a treaty of some type on the activities that are subject of the warrants. Congratulations to the NZ legal system for getting some context back into this movie.
An Aussie bloke is walking along Bondi beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand.
He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub. Two blonde genies appear and they tell him he has been granted three wishes. The guy makes his three wishes and the blonde genies disappear.
The next thing the guy knows, he’s in a bedroom, in a mansion surrounded by 50 beautiful sheilas. He roots them all and then begins to explore the house. He opens a door and finds a room filled with $100 bills.
Suddenly there is a knock at the door. He answers the door and standing there are two people dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits. They drag him outside to the nearest tree, throw a rope over a branch and hang him by the neck until he is dead.
The Klansmen walk off. As they are walking away, they remove their hoods and it’s the two blonde genies. One blonde genie says to the other blonde genie, ‘Hey, I can understand the first wish having all those beautiful women in a big mansion to make love to. I can also understand him wanting to be a millionaire, but wanting to be hung like a black man is beyond me.’