Do the greens, probably better described as the red-melons, have anyone with real experience or qualifications in finance, monetary policy or economics?
They have silly little pip squirts like Russel with one L, who regales in his phud on Jim Anderton’s party, and the transplanted US fool, who claims qualifications in transpirt economics/planning, but is clearly suffering from the California disease, and the pompus twit, who briefly attended a school on diplomacy at Harvard. Graham. K is a fool. He is not even a shadow of his brother (notwithstanding the latter’s recent fall from “grace”). But none fail more than the “leader” who continues to advocate the Zimbabwe solution. Oh well, those downy chinned folk that vote green will one day come to their senses. That will be when they require a wheel barrow to carry the price of a kilo of organic…. whatever.
Pay Bain, says Chamberlain lawyer
‘Appalling’ behaviour by Minister of Justice over independent report makes expat Kiwi solicitor ‘ ashamed’.
Lindy Chamberlain’s lawyer believes David Bain has been treated worse than his own client by the justice system – led at the very top by Judith Collins.
So the best decision offered to date by the legal system, over 18 years investigation and consideration, was “reasonable doubt” – enough to avoid a guilty verdict.
Who really thinks the major step further, proof of innocence, will magically appear now, especially if the investigators or those reviewing all the evidence are reduced to one person, as was the case with Binnie, or will still be case if another report is called for?
In fact, how can it happen with no new evidence?
File it with Kahui.
In the circumtances I suggest you for the Gran Turismo Sport. Don’t fuck around with the lesser options given it isn’t costing you anything. If the missus wants to go for a family drive you can always get a Roller (which is a better option for towing a trailer to the dump etc).
It’ll be interesting to hear the opinion of some of the loyal followers of Labour lite in KB.
Will they call the petrol tax hike a “user charge”? A Christmas gift from the party of lower taxes, of course.
Manolo, I’m not a loyal follower of ‘Labour lite’, but I’ll call it as it is – a tax increase. Phil O’Reilly also called it on Radion NZ this morning, saying businesses will see it as a negative.
Whether fuel tax and road user charges increases are justified or not in their own right can be debated, they way it’s been packaged with the balanced books for 2014/15 revision makes it look like a cynical means of meeting a no deficit target regradless of whether it makes sense or not.
National run a real risk of being seen to be fixated on a political ‘promise’ regardless of what would be the most sensible course. Prudent managers will adjust to changing circumstances, National look more like they’re trying to protect their political arse on this.
While I sympathise with the point you’re making name me a government, who when the coffers were a little bare, didn’t ramp up duties/levies/tax on smokes, grog or petrol. They were easy targets in the 50′s & still are.
Fortunately many of the decent roads we have in NZ today were constructed in the 50′s & 60′s (before Greenies & the RMA) when a $1 allocated to roading was actually used to build the bloody road rather than be squandered on endless reports, appeals, snail welfare & bureaucracy. Even then we paid heavily for the infrastructure we now enjoy.
You don’t have to go into overdrive every time you hear the word gay.
I know it’s a matter close to your heart, but you need to relax a bit more. Trust me, it doesn’t hurt one bit if you are relaxed, if you know what I mean.
Genes determine human choices and the trajectory of human development, we are told. This means that the gay is a programmed automaton and has no choice but to perform those sexual acts which the genes dictate. A full menu of sexual perversions are written into the genes and require only the right opportunity and stimulation to express themselves. This is nonsense, of course. Gays have free will and choice, as do every human being. Sexual perversions must be learned through some combination of experimentation and instruction.
At present, there seems to be no scientific evidence linking particular genes to particular sexual practices. But there is scientific evidence to the contrary. A sample of 90,000 identical twins (who have the same genes) shows no meaningful correlation of the sexual preference for twins raised apart. Fraternal twins had a higher correlation. If genetic determinism was true, there should be 100% correlation. (Source: Bearman & Bruckner, American Journal of Sociology, Vol 107, No 5, 2002)
Race and gender are permanent innate characteristics that are fixed at birth. No moral judgment can be made of race and gender, because no one chooses their race or gender.
By contrast, gay sexual activity is a behavior — and a homosexual orientation seems to emerge in developmental stages. Individual choices and social environment profoundly influence the trajectory of development. Sexual perversions must be learned through experimentation and instruction. Such practices are subject to moral judgments.
In view of these facts and controversies, what we need today is a moral citizenry immune to such brainwashing and disinformation. If we are to preserve civilization in the face of the relentless lies and deceptive techniques of the gay agenda, enough citizens must be willing to stand up for what is right, courageously, and make a difference in the culture war.
ref Sophia @ 8,59 “Key Defends Bain Case Handling
Mr Key said it was not as simple as him getting involved to resolve the claim faster, as the issue was the whether Mr Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities – a higher threshold than beyond reasonable doubt.” Is Key that badly briefed?
“Although his factual innocence has not been established beyond a reasonable doubt, I conclude that it is more likely than not that David Bain is factually innocent according to the lower civil standard of “balance of probabilities” ” Binnie Report
hate to have another go at hekia as she’s whanau but she’s not having a good year but seen this on stuff “Hekia Parata is dodging questions on a new investigation after it was revealed officials were lying to schools”
Just seen you changed your mind, and let your girlfriend drive it, so soon…………………
Young blonde, good looking, driving what appears to be the latest Ferrari – black with lid off.
Wow, so easy, and quick to print money.
That’s exactly what they should get here. Why don’t they? Of course they should get a needle stuck in them and be done with it.
Sometimes the crims even hand themselves an instant death sentence in the States by getting shot dead by the very property residents they seek to terrorise. Try shooting someone dead defending yourself, your family, your property in NZ.
Harriet:At present, there seems to be no scientific evidence linking particular genes to particular sexual practices. But there is scientific evidence to the contrary. A sample of 90,000 identical twins (who have the same genes) shows no meaningful correlation of the sexual preference for twins raised apart. Fraternal twins had a higher correlation. If genetic determinism was true, there should be 100% correlation. (Source: Bearman & Bruckner, American Journal of Sociology, Vol 107, No 5, 2002)
The Bearman and Bruckner study used 784 pairs of twins, along with 2355 pairs of siblings. A common problem with twin studies is accurately determining twin-types and this study appears to have done a particularly bad job of it. The 6.7% concordance rate for MZ (“identical”) twins and the 7.2% for DZ (“fraternal”) twins they found might therefore be due to authorial incompetence rather than a genuine result. Other twin studies, of which there have been many, have found higher concordance in MZ twins than in DZ twins. This study is clearly an outlier. I’ve only had a brief look at the paper but there doesn’t appear to be anything in there involving twins raised apart.
It should be noted that if genetic determinism is true than it does not follow that there should be 100% concordance for a trait in MZ twins. Psychologists believe this but that’s because they often have a poor understanding of modern genetics.
Also, it should be noted that while the evidence for a biological component to sexual orientation is good, that doesn’t automatically imply that it is genetic. Genetic differences between people can lead to biological differences but biological differences don’t necessarily imply genetic differences. Identical twins often have different handedness for example.
Ahoy Penny: Why should anyone possibly give a hoot about your questions when you refuse to respond to several that have been raised here already…. including this one:
Are you the same Penelope Mary Bright who introduced herself to a gathering in Auckland as a representative of the Workers Communist League? The meeting was one also attended by John Bernard Minto and Socialist Unity Party man, Bill Andersen.
And this tart should just be carted off to jail for child abuse , firstly for denying him the chance of his surgery, secondly for naming the poor little bugger Neon and thirdly she’s a New Zealander making a total serious arse of herself
A new doctor had arrived in town. He could cure anything and
anybody. Everyone was amazed with what he could do –
everyone except for Mr. Thompson, the town skeptic.
Grumpy old Mr. Thompson went to visit this ‘miracle doctor’
to prove that he wasn’t anybody special. When it was time
for his appointment he told the doctor, “Hey, doc, I’ve lost
my sense of taste. I can’t taste nothin’, so what are ya
goin’ to do?”
For that you got to pay first. $100 bucks. After he got paid,
the doctor scratched his head and mumbled to himself a
little, then told Mr. Thompson, “What you need is jar number 47.”
So the doctor brought the jar out, opened it, and told
Mr. Thompson to taste it. He tasted it and immediately spit
it out, “This is gross!” he yelled.
“Looks like I just restored your sense of taste Mr. Thompson,”
said the doctor. So Mr. Thompson went home…. very mad.
One month later, Mr. Thompson decides to go back to the
doctor and try once again to expose him as a fake, by
complaining of a new problem. “Doc,” he started,
“I can’t remember anything!”
“Hmmm, can’t remember anything? Like paying your bills?
In that case, you have to pay in advance. 100 bucks.”
Thinking he had the doctor stumped now, he waited as
the doctor scratched his head, mumbled to himself a little,
and told Mr. Thompson, “What you need is ….
jar number 47, it’s……”
But before the doctor could finish his sentence, Mr.
Thompson was cured and fled the room!
Father O’Malley rose from his bed one morning. It was a fine spring day in his new Texas mission parish.
He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his front lawn. He promptly called the local police station.
The conversation went like this: “Good morning. This is Sergeant Jones. How might I help you?”
“And, the best of the day te yerself. This is Father O’Malley at St. Ann ‘s Catholic Church. There’s a jackass lying dead in me front lawn and would ye be so kind as to send a couple o’yer lads to take care of the matter?”
Sergeant Jones, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, “Well, now, Father, it was always my impression that you people took care of the last rites!”
There was dead silence on the line for a moment…
Father O’Malley then replied, “Aye, ’tis certainly true; but we are also obliged to notify the next of kin first, which is the reason for me call.”