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Newt Gingrich got confused between his science advisor and his physician: “moon me and I’ll give you a colonscopy”.
Gingrich offered his vision of an ambitious new space program. “By the end of my second term,” Gingrich said, “we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.” The crowd erupted in applause.
And he was just getting started; by 2020, he said, there would be regular flights to Mars.
“I am sick of being told we have to be timid and I’m sick of being told we have to be limited to technologies that are 50 years old,” Gingrich said.
Mr Peters called on Mr Key to withdraw the [police] complaint. “Going to the police about this tape was a pathetic political stunt aimed at shutting down discussion of an election blooper and Mr Key should be ashamed of himself.”
“surely the Repblicans can do better than this dick”
Like many others I find all of the Republican candidates uninspiring.
To be honest, I don’t think any US President (R or D) in my life time has been what I’d call inspiring. And I don’t believe there’s any major difference between a Democrat or a Republican being in the White House. It’s all pay for play either way.
100 billion was the overall estimated cost. Also I’m not sure what you mean by saying they couldn’t maintain the station. The station is up there and will probably be there until the 20s. They retired the space shuttle because it’s old and the station is complete.
Newt’s timeframe may be off, but the general idea is right. Space exploration is about big ideas. It’s not about making an identifiable financial return in a few years. It’s about making steps towards colonizing space and that can only happen if we start taking the steps to do it.
1 trillion dollars was spent on an unnecessary war in Iraq. Imagine the progress in space that could’ve been achieved if that money was given to NASA
Following is a High Court precedent by J. Wild, Wellington High Court, in which he ruled that you cannot be arrested for a ‘breach of the peace’ unless there IS a ‘breach of the peace’, and that it is lawful to resist an unlawful arrest:
(Full credit to Civil Liberties lawyer Michael Bott for his great work in defending this case.)
This precedent arose from the peaceful protest camp on the grounds of Parliament – against the lefting of the GE Free Moratorium in 2003.
A person cannot be arrested for a breach of the peace unless there is a breach of the peace.
A breach of the peace is a violent or unlawful act which causes members of the public to feel alarm or excitement.
Sitting inside a zipped up tent – is NOT a ‘breach of the peace’.
In this case, the Judge ruled that the ones who breached the peace were the Police, in their actions of hauling protestors (including myself:) out of the tent.
J. Wild also ruled that it was lawful to resist an unlawful arrest.
This is the identical ‘on point’ case, covering this matter.
Of course it has been obvious to all that standards in journalism have been dropping like a stone
in New Zealand recently.
Leading the downward charge have been Herald on Sunday and TV3
They have now been found out and exposed for all to see.
Now we can all listen to the Teapot tapes, how can the editor of the Herald on Sunday have
any creditability or integrity at all after he had listenened to that tape and published
headlines just prior to the election saying that the contents of the tape would be a “gamebreaker’ if he published them.
He knew that was dishonest but still printed his dishonest story.
The editor of the Herald on Sunday did his subscribers and readers a gross disservice and disrespect
with that statement.
If Bryce, whatever his name is, (the editor) had any thing about him at all we will see his apology
to the readers of the Herald on Sunday and the people of New Zealand in next Sundays edition.
Otherwise, can the Herald on Sunday point to the portion they gushingly refer to as the ‘gamebreaker’
part of the recording.
What a fuken rag of the lowest order. The Herald on Sunday. No respect for its readers at all.
What a POS “Bryce” the editor of the HOS who is single handedly ruining what was a newspaper that
had some integrirty at least before he took over.
ALL YOU KIWIBLOGGERS WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY, AND AGREE THAT THE DRACONIAN ‘OPERATION OVERKILL’ OF 60 POLICE AND 30 SECURITY GUARDS TO SAVE THE (GROWING) GRASS AT AOTEA SQUARE BY FORCIBLY REMOVING PEACEFUL OCCUPY AUCKLAND PROTESTORS WAS WAY OVER THE TOP – SEE YOU ON THE RALLY/MARCH TOMORROW 3PM OUTSIDE BRITOMART?
“GPJA #410: Occupy Auckland – stand up for democracy Sat 3pm
GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE AUCKLAND NEWSLETTER No. 410, January 27, 2012
FROM OCCUPY AUCKLAND PROTEST SATURDAY, 3PM
Defend the Right to Protest in Auckland- stand up for democracy and civil liberties. Rally at Britomart this Saturday Jan 28th at 3pm – forward widely. Occupy Auckland Thursday: 22 people arrested, with 8 people charged with willful trespass. 2 people still held, and 1 person to be deported. Most tents and communal gear seized and confiscated by Auckland Council.”
What happened on Thursday 16 January 2012, in my opinion, as a directly-affected party – was a bloody disgrace.
In my considered opinion, itthe forced removal of Occupy Auckland protestors from Aotea Square was a form of corrupt abuse of entrusted power by Auckland Council and the Police.
60 Police and 30 security guards to remove peaceful protestors – so that Aotea Square could be returned to the public?
So why is Aotea Square now completely enclosed by a security fence?
Never mind ‘restoring the grass’ – (which seems to be growing ok) – how about RESTORING DEMOCRACY?
Oh yes – that’s right.
This Auckland Council – this $UPERCITY for the 1% – this corporate takeover – was forced upon citizens and ratepayers of the Auckland region – through railroaded legislation.
The public never voted for the abolition of our Councils, the $UPERCITY framework, the CCO model, or the unelected boards of CCOs (Corporate Controlled Organisations) – or the unelected Auckland Council CEO – Doug McKay – who was the ‘overseer’ of this ‘Operation Overkill’ to save the grass (?)
In my opinion, this forced eviction is evidence of the effectiveness of Occupy Auckland and the traction we have been getting in helping to expose the white collar crime, corruption and corporate welfare of the ’1%’.
Penny: As you have time on your hands, have you been attending any courses on how to read / understand the contents of an Annual Report? Or are you still spouting crap about the remuneration levels of the POAL Directors?
Well Penny, sounds like you’ve got grounds for a defence. Good luck with that.
My personal opinion is that Occupy Auckland overstepped boundaries that were actually very favourable to you (and unfavourable to other members of the public who wished to use that public space). I’m guessing that the remaining group had formed bonds that led you to feel you were experiencing something special, possibly the last few weeks have been the best time of your lives. Of course you didn’t want to go, you wanted to stay with your new best friends in your rent-free tent city and sit around revelling in your common bonds of oppression (whether real or imagined).
The rest of us prefer taking showers, paying our own way, going to our jobs and building futures for our children. Each to their own though.
PS – I don’t support your ‘rights’ to squat at the expense of ratepayers. I won’t be donating, and I won’t be marching. I might donate some eggs if you march past me though.
I like the growing grass at Aotea Square its for all Auckalnders, not to be ruined by mad wasters who have contributed nothing to the deveopement of this site.
You are offensive in your presumption that you speak for many, you are an attention seeking narcissist who offers fuck all to society.(nothing actually). One would presume the rumours that others in your band find you a goose of the first order are true
You aren’t even hardcore enough to have committed some offence that would have seen you appear in Court, so you are full of shit abIt of screaming and wanking on on TV, like I said ,attention whore.
I would hope that as a,I presume self appointed orgainiser, the ACC takes civil redress and names you as one responsible.
“Check out:stopthesupercity.org.nz, pennybright4mayor.org.nz, pennybright4epsom.org.nz…. …(History has a habit of proving who was right and who was wrong.)”
Jesus wept, Penny. I know that comprehension is not your strong point, but do you actually read the crap you write, before you hit the “submit content” button?
stopthesupercity – that campaign was a failure. 🙁
pennybright4mayor – that didn’t work either – in fact, the campaign was laughable. 🙂
pennybright4epsom – Haha – your total vote in the election was similar to the number of invalid votes. 8)
So you’re right, Penny. History, does indeed have a habit of proving who was right and who was wrong. 😀
Ireland’s worst-ever air disaster occurred today when a small two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery early this morning in Central Dublin. Irish Search and Rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far, and expect that number to increase as digging continues into the afternoon.
Akchully de fucken Vikings were confined to fortified towns on river estuaries and were never as successful in Ireland as they were in other places like England,so maybe deer wasn’t as much impregigatin’ as you think. And remember as the long boats came in the chief had to keep reminding the dumb bastards on board……..rape,pillage,burning…… in that order.
Their defeat at Clontarf at the hands of Brian Boru ended their ascendancy in Ireland in 1014 AD.
Betcha hadn’t heard o dat one before today? Be honest.