General Debate 20 February 2013

February 20th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    I owe. I owe. It’s off to work I go

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  2. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    At the risk of dog whistling
    Bloody hell

    Someone bashed and permanently damaged (for no good reason) by fuckers out on bail for violent assault and are bailed yet again after this incident.
    You can’t make this shit up.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866497

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  3. Keeping Stock (10,339 comments) says:

    Will there be a protest by the Green Party and Greenpeace in Napier today at the cricket? After all, the English have released titanium into the Pacific Ocean…

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/we-cant-help-but-wonder.html

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  4. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the Guardian revealed last week, two secretive organisations working for US billionaires have spent $118m to ensure that no action is taken to prevent manmade climate change. While inflicting untold suffering on the world’s people, their funders have used these opaque structures to ensure that their identities are never exposed.
    /
    small number of the funders have been exposed by researchers trawling through tax records. They include the billionaire Koch brothers (paying into the two groups through their Knowledge and Progress Fund) and the DeVos family (the billionaire owners of Amway). More significantly, we now know a little more about the recipients. Many describe themselves as free-market or conservative thinktanks.

    Among them are the American Enterprise Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council, Hudson Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Reason Foundation, Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Mont Pelerin Society and Discovery Institute. All pose as learned societies, earnestly trying to determine the best interests of the public. The exposure of this funding reinforces the claim by David Frum, formerly a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, that such groups “increasingly function as public relations agencies”.
    /
    This is the new political frontier. Corporations and their owners have learned not to show their hands. They tend to avoid the media, aware that they will damage their brands by being seen to promote the brutal agenda that furthers their interests. So they have learned from the tobacco companies: stay hidden and pay others to do it for you.

    They need a network of independent-looking organisations that can produce plausible arguments in defence of their positions. Once the arguments have been developed, projecting them is easy. Most of the media is owned by billionaires, who are happy to promote the work of people funded by the same class. One of the few outlets they don’t own – the BBC – has been disgracefully incurious about the identity of those to whom it gives a platform.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/18/charities-pr-rightwing-ultra-rich

    Koch Wendell Cox Demographia National

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  5. Komata (1,191 comments) says:

    KS: No, they won’t show – he’s not American (or Israeli) .

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  6. Andrei (2,651 comments) says:

    Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the can now be revealed money is taken by the Government from the peoples, saleries , wages or income earned by the sweat of their brow and used to indoctrinate them and their children so as to transform the population into docile slaves to serve the needs of the ruling class.

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  7. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Alpine Fault hazard under estimated
    tsunami in Southern Lakes, Milford Sound and Doubtfull. Burial in Homer Tunnel. No rescue. No power No reticulation. Queenstown isolated if airport out.
    Will be felt in Sydney.

    http://www.orc.govt.nz/Information-and-Services/Natural-Hazards/Great-Al

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  8. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this.

    LOL. You don’t read much, do you?

    In the Lavon affair Israeli operatives committed terrorist acts which were intended to implicate Arabs as the culprits.

    In Operation Northwoods the US joint chiefs of staff conspired to commit acts of terrorism against ordinary US citizens. The plan was stopped by John F Kennedy, who was later assassinated.

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  9. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    hj (3,454) Says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:15 am ……………..

    What man-made climate change?

    There is no proof whatsoever that mans activities are causing climate change. Yes there is a lot of change – but its simply a theory that man has a major (or even minor) influence.

    Leaving aside the serious questions about such corrupt things as the hockey stick lies that the like of Gore tried to con us with, the cause of the Little ice age (approx 1000 – 1200AD) and the Medieveil warm periods (around 800AD) remain totally unexplained except for the fact that CO2 couldnt have been a factor.
    Depending on whose figures one uses, there was about a 6C change from the warmth of the warm period to the minimum of the little ice age. One group (the pro man made lot) basically say that these two periods are way over rated and really didnt happen. The other lot quite rightly say that the causes remain fully unknown and that this belief in CO2 is misplaced and if the cause is not CO2, then we will be in deep shit when things continue to change even if westop all use of carbon.
    They have a point. If we stopped using carbon tomorrow it will be at least a hundred years befor the CO2 levels start falling – and by then we might find that temperatures are way up anyway because the cause turned out to be something else.

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  10. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Doesn’t it make you laugh HJ
    we have many here on KB that are willing to be manipulated by the super rich.
    They will not face the reality of global warming
    Its easier to pretend it is not happening
    Sheepies will be crying in a couple of decades when they realize that they have been screwed over by rich peoples greed.

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  11. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Green MP Clendon:
    ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ – Justice for all?

    The government is deeply embarrassed to have lost a High Court case brought by an inmate at Paremoremeo prison (who is a non-smoker, as it happens) [and the relevance of that is?], where Justice Gilbert stated unequivocally that the ban declared by the Minister was “unlawful, invalid, and of no effect”.

    “The inmate who brought the case to Court put out a release yesterday pointing out that “The government’s hypocrisy is mind-blowing. It imprisons about 9000 people for lawbreaking [the average prison muster at any given time is 8500 - 9000], yet it demonstrates an abject disregard for the rule of law itself – a case of do as I say, not as I do”.”

    [Clendon agrees with the career prisoner]
    “You would have to say, he’s got a point.”

    Wet Greens – I suspect the Greens would see the crime here as imprisonment.
    http://blog.greens.org.nz/2013/02/14/do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do-justice-for-all/

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  12. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    They will not face the reality of global warming

    Speaking of not facing the facts, are you ready to answer my question about how the scientific method isn’t observed within the context of government funding of AGW research?

    Sheepies will be crying in a couple of decades

    Please tell us about your track record of accurate predictions of future events.

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  13. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    “There is no proof whatsoever that mans activities are causing climate change. Yes there is a lot of change – but its simply a theory that man has a major (or even minor) influence.”

    What proof would you require Barry
    god writing it in the sky?

    If all major scientific bodies and governments believe we are changing the climate
    Don’t you think the small group of very noisy anti science bloggers and spin doctors might just be selling you a pup.
    We have the guardians expose of the methods used to fund denial.
    We have the fact that major players in climate denial are directly linked to carbon industry funding
    And we have repeated attempts to maintain that the scientific community is involved in a global conspiracy
    We also have repeated lies like your hockey stick bull shit being spread.
    Why?

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  14. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    barry (1,212) Says:
    There is no proof whatsoever that mans activities are causing climate change. Yes there is a lot of change – but its simply a theory that man has a major (or even minor) influence.
    …..
    It wouldn’t matter what happened to the climate as C02 levels increased people like you could still make that claim. That’s the nature of the beast.

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  15. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the Guardian revealed last week, two secretive organisations working for US billionaires have spent $11 to ensure that no action is taken to prevent the boogeyman from scaring your kids…

    or was it man made climate change?

    either way, hey are trying to stop money being spent on some made up shit.

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  16. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    Chris Hipkins on ZB this morning with Joyce & Hosking is well worth a listen.

    Approx 815am. The first segment.

    Chris goes on the attack about the convention center. he uses big words like “robust process” “transparency” and just for shits n giggles “market forces” hahaha over and over.

    it reminded me of something from “the thick of it”. you could imagine malcolm tucker going apeshit at this bafoon.

    what a fucking light weight. where do they find these people?

    he did sound better in the next segment speaking about schools. i guess thats his portfolio!?

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  17. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Oh Griff – get real – the reason governments are running with the anti carbon theory is because its another income stream – called tax.

    Id much rather we did things like realise that whatever is done , it will be decades – maybe even centuries – before anything starts reversing – so no matter what the cause we will probably have to face higher temperatures and possible sea level rises – so we would be best to plan for new plant breeding to produce plants that handle higher temperatures, to start now to find new drugs and proceedures to handle the spread of tropical deseases, etc.

    Because its doesnt matter what the cause – these things will happen.

    But to blindly assume that a tax will reduce carbon usage, and to totally believe that carbon is the cause and that we will be able to reverse its effect (if it is the casue ) is pretty one eyed and a seriously dangerous optiion to take.

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  18. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Housing squeeze

    What’s the problem?

    Auckland’s population is expected to grow by 1.2 million people over the next 30 years, requiring 400,000 new houses.

    Where will the houses be built?
    The Auckland Plan says 300,000 will go within the urban boundary and 100,000 on greenfield land.

    What will it mean for the city’s towns and suburbs?
    More high-rise towers in the city centre. Apartment buildings up to eight stories high in 10 metropolitan centres. Apartment buildings up to four storeys high and infill housing in most suburbs.

    How can the public have a say?
    The Auckland Council is drawing up a rulebook, the unitary plan, for residents and developers. Discussions have started with local boards and some groups. The draft plan will be released in March.

    Can the public have a say on population?

    No that is decided by elites and vested interests.

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  19. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Are they dime ?
    Why?
    Why the secrecy?
    Why do blog site paid for hide the links to the hydrocarbon industry?
    Why is a failed banker heavily involved in global warming denial in England?
    http://www.thegwpf.org/mett-ridley-lukewarmers-ten-tests/
    Why does his website claim its not funded by the hydrocarbon industry yet the documented donations fall well short of the money being spent? Were is this hidden money coming from?

    Sheepies being lead into destroying faith in science to support the super rich.

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  20. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Libertarianism doesn’t work without cars and endless growth; cars don’t run without fossil fuels; therefore fossill fuels don’t cause catastrophic climate change (melting glaciers, ocean acidification, sea level rises etc). In short libertarians believe the human economy is not a subset of the worlds ecosystem

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  21. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Oh Griff – get real – the reason governments are running with the anti carbon theory is because its another income stream – called tax.

    Conspiracy:

    Governments are using this to raise tax
    playing on the fear of it actually costing any thing. unsupported bullshiting

    “Id much rather we did things like realize that whatever is done , it will be decades – maybe even centuries – before anything starts reversing .”

    Here we have admitting there is a problem directly contradicting prior position and saying we can not do anything about climate change because we have not done enough yet.
    Massive logic contortions in one statement. Are you stupid?

    “But to blindly assume that a tax will reduce carbon usage, and to totally believe that carbon is the cause and that we will be able to reverse its effect (if it is the casue ) is pretty one eyed and a seriously dangerous optiion to take.”

    Fuck me have you heard of economics?
    Increase the price decrease the usage simple economics 101.
    Dangerous to take action because ? it will cost money this is inevitable we ether spend now or spend far more later.

    ” to totally believe that carbon is the cause and that we will be able to reverse its effect (if it is the casue ) is pretty one eyed”
    You have conclusive proof that 97% of climate scientist are wrong. Reversing the effect of the past carbon emitted is not the point its the emission of carbon into the future we can limit,.

    You logic skills are totally pathetic bullshit thinking for a sheepie mind. Your facts come from propaganda not science. your standpoint flexes in the wind due to it not being based on reality .

    ditto head, wing nut
    Google the terms :lol:

    Its this conspiracy of scientist and governments that I would like proof of
    Please supply you proof of scientific wrong doing.
    who is leading your conspiracy and why.

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  22. Andrei (2,651 comments) says:

    Thank goodness for global warming otherwise it would be really cold

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  23. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    Campbell Live beats TV One – first time ever

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10865165

    That only took 23 years and TV1 alienating their key demographics.

    Hey… TV3’s drought still wasn’t as long as the All Blacks one was.

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  24. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Griff – temper, temper.

    you are starting to froth at the mouth – not a good sign…

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  25. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    Griff – i dont give a fuck :)

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  26. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    hj…

    how many years before asians outnumber whites in Auckland?

    Still a fair bit of room there by big city standards, yeah? Auckland/ NZ main centres have relatively ginormous geographical footprints. Auckland’s is bigger than London’s is for eg (something like that anyway).

    Most space for your buck? Hamilton. Good reason to go there if you have a young family?

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  27. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Barry I am not frothing at the mouth we will leave that behavior to people that talk of global conspiracy by scientists and governments
    answer my questions not try to divert the discussion
    I called you a wingnut its a descriptive word for the following
    Being a wingnut requires a particularly paranoid world view, teetering on the edge of or falling wholesale into tinfoil hat territory, as wingnuttery causes the victim to refuse to accept any source of information that doesn’t back up their prejudices.

    As i said your view of climate science goes against the view of the UN The world bank the usa government our government the national science academy the royal science society all major scientific bodies in the world
    All these people are in your conspiracy
    please give us more detail abount the great global worming conspiracy how does bullshit science suck in all these experts

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  28. iMP (2,385 comments) says:

    EDDIE MURPHY (Donkey in Shrek, etc) has been killed today in Switzerland.

    http://conzervative.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=20345&action=edit&message=1

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  29. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    barry….

    I wonder what effects humans *are* having?…. 7 billion people and climbing pissing all over the planet.

    All the forests are gone… overfarming… overfishing…

    Just imagine… 7 billion bits of turd each day. That’s just humans…. add all other life on earth. This planet is full of shit.

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  30. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Arctic sea ice makes record gains.
    Warmists pray for super El Nino and solar hyperactivity.
    Turd sticks to bowl.

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  31. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    iMP – wtf!?

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  32. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    RightNow
    Record gains in winter from record lows in summer still does not put the ice extent to the average for 1980 to 2000
    In fact it has not even hit the average level for this century. spin spin spin eh wrong often.

    In short you are trying to claim that the ice is recouping long term due to it freezing as we go into winter :lol: What a fuckwit
    Next summer the fresh ice will melt
    unless there is a significant buildup in mufti year ice the seasonal recovery does nothing to disprove the warming of the arctic region.

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  33. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    dime-

    google reckons it’s an old fake story from last year or some crap. Internet… your source of all that’s true….

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  34. iMP (2,385 comments) says:

    Eddie Murphy is not dead. It;’s just those prankers at Global Associated News at it again today 20th Feb. The third time he’s died in Switzerland.

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  35. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    yeah i just did a google.

    Dime likes that tranny loving dude.

    Dime is also looking forward to the tv version of Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie will be in it.. main character is axel foleys son. the premise is garbage but the show runner is Shawn Ryan who created the Shield so i live in hope

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  36. Andrei (2,651 comments) says:

    The herald scoop that wasn’t

    Homebrand Sausage rolls
    Packed: NZ
    Price: $4.99
    Stated ingrediants: Beef
    Contained: cattle meat
    no horse

    Similar results for other products tested.

    Never the less Sue Kedgley manages to do some hand wringing in the story and finds things to be appalled over

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  37. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    another day another griff *sigh*

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  38. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Griff – I feel proud and honoured to hold a view opposite to that of the UN. I think that prooves that I am completely right.

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  39. Manolo (13,767 comments) says:

    Jamaican Gold today, Griff?

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  40. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Left Right and Centre (438) Says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    another day another griff *sigh*

    Actually you are complaining that i present a more logical view of climate science and it gives your little tummy cognitive dissonance. You got a smack for playing with the adults last time :lol: I suggest you back off and eat peas or something

    Barry you picked one of my examples and ignored the rest
    Cherry picking seems to be a wing nut habit
    Does going against the scientific views of all the major scientific bodies make you proud. Are you acknowledging your views are Luddite anti science.

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  41. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    griff- you know zero about climate change mate

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  42. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Seven Sharp gets a boost…….

    http://www.imperatorfish.com/2013/02/person-likes-seven-sharp.html

    A second person has been found who likes the programme (the other is DPF…..)

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  43. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    Another bollocks headline from Stuff:

    A mother has complained to the media that, because her child was ‘over tired’ and ‘unsettled,’ she was asked to get off an Air NZ flight to CHC and as a result she was made to feel ‘like a criminal.’ The mother’s version of events suggests the pilot refused to fly them because the child was crying.

    But the facts suggest otherwise….

    The kid did not want to be seated (with his belt fastened) prior to take off – in breach of CAA regulations. Indeed, had the pilot taken off and the child was injured in the climb out (as he was unrestrained), all hell would break loose and the pilot (and the crew) would be in the crap for allowing the plane to take off with unrestrained passengers! And the Stuff story suggests the mother realised well after the fact that her child had to be seated….. with a seat belt on. Doh!

    There is an increasing trend of headlines being totally misleading / deviating from reality / being sensationalist / telling outright porkies – and between Stuff and the NZ Hoorald, they have the market cornered.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/8327485/Unsettled-toddler-mother-taken-off-flight

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  44. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Auckland’s population is expected to grow by 1.2 million people over the next 30 years, requiring 400,000 new houses.
    …….
    All doing what? Needing even more migrants to sustain growth?

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  45. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    Hands up for new airline policy that screaming babies be put in a special soundproof cell in the hold?

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  46. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    :lol:
    I read more denial blogs than you do so I know lots about how they manipulate usefull idiots and sheep.
    You have said often I know nothing
    Yet your view goes against the consensus of scientists seems to me that your view is not knowledge its propaganda from those that would like to keep making money

    Global conspiracy :lol: evil scientists :lol: one world governments :lol:
    nutters :lol:

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  47. Redbaiter (8,823 comments) says:

    Grif couldn’t debate his way out of a paper bag, with an argument that is not much more than “I am the majority and the majority is always right” but when it comes to those odious slimy hypocritical smiley faces, he’s leading by a light year.

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  48. Harriet (4,969 comments) says:

    Griff -” You have said often I know nothing”

    We have ALWAYS said it.

    Denier ! :cool:

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  49. Andrei (2,651 comments) says:

    Instead of reading denial blogs Griff read this it will show you unequivocably that the predictions of the alarmists are “unsustainable”.

    It doesn’t mean that bad things with the climate can’t or wont happen, what it says is that there is no way to forcast them

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  50. Fletch (6,387 comments) says:

    Looks like Philip Leishman also is gravely ill with cancer. That’s three broadcasters in a row now!

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866500

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  51. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    Elaycee (3,302) Says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Bitchslap that boy into his seatbelt. Oh yeah… can’t ‘correct’ children anymore…. hehehehe…

    Here… johhny like a biscuit? WAAAAAAAAH WAAAH WAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

    Really? They couldn’t get a frickin two year old to wear the seatbelt. hmmm. Had to leave the plane. hmmmm….. oh dear.

    Yeah… plane hits ground and disintegrates back to it’s original separate parts …. got your seatbelt on mate? Oh that’s good. Rules are rules fucker.

    I wonder if the Flight901 passengers had their seatbelts on? Fat lot of good it would’ve done them….

    Seatbelt vs big-arse mountain. I don’t think so. That’s some up close and personal style sightseeing… whoa

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  52. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_0-gX7aUKk&feature=player_embedded

    Nutjob

    Harry it , red fascist
    Do you think that the pair of you are even sane :lol:
    We have a transsexual homophobe poster and a ditto head teabagger
    I rest my case

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  53. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Not as mysterious as we think

    Why does the CIA do the things it does?

    Why do we support dictatorships all over the world?

    Why do we undermine democratically elected regimes?

    It’s not a mystery when you understand who really controls the levers of power and what their simple purpose is.

    Part one of a two part series with the incomparable Lew Rockwell and John Perkins, author of “Economic Hitman.”

    http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/spin-1/how-it-all-works—part-one.html

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  54. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Are B-52 Bombers Loaded With Nukes Heading To Iran?
    Military planes loaded with nuclear weapons were flying around the U.S., could be getting ready to fly out to Iran Watch the entire show on http://www.theyoungturks...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TeCjxy5Zng

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  55. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Andrei
    Edward Lorenz chaos theory

    Climate may or may not be deterministic. We shall probably never know for sure, but as further mathematical theory is developed, and as more realistic models are constructed, we may become more and more confident of our opinions.
    — Edward Lorenz, “Climate determinism” (1968)

    gee he says that we will know more as time goes on.
    after 45 years of research we do know far more. The 95% certainty is the climate will continue to warm with a 2.4 to 4.5 degree C rise in temperature for a doubling of co2. There is more chance of it being more than 4.5 than for being less than 2.4
    2.4 degrees does not sound like much warmer when you think of weather when it comes to climate it is significant
    That is why the consensus view of science says we have a problem.

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  56. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    chch school closures:

    school rolls:

    Manning Intermediate 163
    Richmond School 53
    Branston Intermediate 177
    Glenmoor School 40
    Linwood Intermediate 122
    Kendal School 90
    Greenpark School 31

    1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_Christchurch
    2)http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/schools/7732150/Greenpark-School

    40 kids? shit… some schools here there’s more kids than that wagging from one school on any given day.

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  57. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Nature says the consensus is wrong.
    BTW who is still claiming 2.4 to 4.5? They should trim the long tail of high estimates.

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  58. Akaroa (557 comments) says:

    Global warming? Climate change?

    Yawn! Who cares?.

    Mankind has been endowed with the intellectual wherewithal to counter and overcome the worst efforts of Mother Nature (!!) to muck us around. I have every confidence that whatever may be thrown at us crazy-weather-wise, we, as the human race, have the smarts to defeat it.

    She’ll be right. Don’t worry!

    (Stands back to await the torrent of vituperative condemnation of that eminently sensible point of view!!)

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  59. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8327748/Four-men-11-sheep-found-in-hatchback

    Apparently griff asked the woolly passengers ‘how many climate change deniers can you fit in a fuckin 626?’.

    I saw a story like that out of Flaxmere and it was way more sheep too… like twenty or something insane.

    This is just the wankers that they catch- how many actual fuckin farm animals are going walkies?

    That car would fair stink….. it’s now unfit for human habitation.

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  60. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Climate projections by “the consensus” – abridged version

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  61. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    I saw a piece on CL about the chch cop shop moving to a new location- I thought one cop summed it up quite well. Words to the effect of: ‘It’s a new city that’s rebuilding, it’s time to move on’. Missing the context but still……

    There you go… that’s out of the mouth of a chchabrian… Time to move on.

    Only those with actual problems are allowed to whine. Like sorting out insurance claims etc

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  62. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    :lol:
    The long tail goes well past 4.5 to reach 8+
    Unlike the denial netherworld and its cherry picking right now scientists look at the range of information not just that which agree with their bias.
    The IPCC report’s do not give any more range than I just quoted.

    Same as trying to hoodwink gullible people with spun reports of ice extent and its record recovery to less than the average over the last 12 years.
    We have multiple accounts of extreme weather that seem to disagree with you right now
    You post misinformation regularly that trys to divert from this reality.
    Logic fails like snow is not extreme cold or trying to dispute a weekly content wide heat wave with the daily record from one small town.
    https://c479107.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/19257/area14mp/8xhj4t7z-1358299956.jpg

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  63. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    Can Stuffed sink any lower than leading their website with some muppette and her rugtards that get booted off a plane?

    That’s a soft news item if you ever wanted to see one…. what is their target demographic anyway? Fluffhuff tweet tweens or something fucked up? The unthinking man’s news site?

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  64. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    G IGO riff

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  65. Peter (1,712 comments) says:

    The main problem with 7Sharp is they are talking to a young viewership that isn’t there.

    When it comes to news and current affairs, that viewership is on the internet.

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  66. Fisiani (1,039 comments) says:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10866566

    Government deficit figures looking excellent. Thank goodness for having Bill English in charge.

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  67. hj (7,011 comments) says:

    Akaroa (226) Says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Global warming? Climate change?

    Yawn! Who cares?.

    Mankind has been endowed with the intellectual wherewithal to counter and overcome the worst efforts of Mother Nature (!!) to muck us around. I have every confidence that whatever may be thrown at us crazy-weather-wise, we, as the human race, have the smarts to defeat it.
    ……………..
    Your talking about elites with power and money capturing the best living space and resources?

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  68. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    hj, what elites are you talking about and how do those elties relate to the worlds climate ?

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  69. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Germany sets record 5 consecutive colder-than-normal winters

    “Just a few years ago climate experts prophesied that Germany would no longer experience winters with ice and snow in the future. In the 1990s there had been an entire series of milder and stormier winters. [...] However, this trend has not been observed over the last years. To the contrary: winters have again gotten considerably colder and the huge storms like those in the 1990s have more or less disappeared. [...]. Climate experts prophesied in the year 2000 that winters with snow and ice in Germany would cease to exist.”

    Compared to the 1980-2010 mean winter temperature:
    – 2008/2009: 1.0 C cooler
    – 2009/2010: 2.0 C cooler
    – 2010/2011: 1.3 C cooler
    – 2011/2012: 0.1 C cooler
    – 2012/2013 (so far): 0.4C. cooler

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  70. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Yes right now another baseless claim from the denial sphere that totally goes against the facts how unusual.

    Scientific papers on the accuracy of IPCC reports
    http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/4/044035/article
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2789754/
    http://certiclean-certified.com/lcs/docs/2007_Climate_EOS_Projection.pdf
    published in an actual science journal of repute. Not just posted at Forbes or the mail online :lol: or from a denial blog paid for with carbon industry money.

    Seems that they did get it major wrong
    The ice melt globally is far more than projected! The sea level rise is faster than projected!
    :lol:
    keep posting junk right now, lets here your conspiracy theory as to why so many agree on climate change.

    I love a good conspiracy :lol: I might even buy shares in a tinfoil hat factory :lol: so many nutjobs so much laughter

    This is the best saved for last
    http://www.skepticalscience.com/comparing-global-temperature-predictions.html
    results of climate modeling for both mainstream science and the denial echo chamber
    Who gets it wrong? :twisted: surprise surprise :lol: wing nuts

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  71. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Be careful RightNow……

    If you keep coming up with facts like this youll upset the likes of Griff who believe in fairy tales and other myths…….

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  72. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    “This is the best saved for last” – that’s from 2011 so is therefore outdated. You must abide by your rules and only accept information within the last 11 months.

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  73. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Yes Barry facts like climate change .
    shifting continental weather patterns are a factor in global warming.
    picking a small region and trying to use that to disprove climate change would be like doing the opposite like this.
    http://www.dw.de/southern-germany-records-warmest-christmas-eve-ever/a-16477867
    According to the German Weather Service, one weather station in downtown Munich recorded a temperature of 20.7 degrees Celcius. The previous record for December 24 in Munich was 14.5 degrees, set back in 1977. Earlier on Monday, the city of Freiburg in southwest Germany reported a temperature of 18.5 degrees. The previous Christmas Eve high for the entire country was recorded in 1983, when Baden-Baden and Müllheim each had 17.8 degrees.

    We are still waiting with baited breath to here details of your global conspiracy.
    Ive got my tinfoil hat already!!!
    One world government Evil scientist and nut jobs :lol: Do you watch to much bond movies? :lol:

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  74. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Quote from you tube

    “They are printing money out of thin air to purchase mortgage backed security’s to build up hard assets for the bankers , then they are going to collapse the dollar and more people will loose their homes due to inflation.”

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  75. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    One world government Evil scientist

    How about shadowy BIG OIL, the fictional “Carbon Industry” (& today the “Hydrocarbon Industry” also fictional), conducting an evil experiment on the worlds climate and paying scientists to tell the truth deny AGW. A big conspiracy by the global “elite” to bring about the end of the world and a global flood. ?

    Does that sound rational to any sane and properly informed person ?

    Dear oh dear Griff ! :(

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  76. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    “This is the best saved for last” – that’s from 2011 so is therefore outdated. You must abide by your rules and only accept information within the last 11 months.
    ??????????
    WTF are you talking about
    arctic ice extent in winter again?
    What a tosser it has not even reached the last ten year average Let alone the long term average
    The ice around the globe is melting you can cherry pick all you want it does not change global the ice volumes are shrinking
    temperatures are rising and the cost of extreme weather is rising.

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  77. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    blog paid for with carbon industry money

    1. Who pays the AGW supporters ?

    2. Do they have any other source of income ?

    3. What would happen to that income if AGW were proven false ?

    4. To the nearest few Trillion Dollars, how much is the global AGW industry (& its spin offs) worth ?

    There is no such thing as a “Carbon Industry”. If you mean oil producers, then you need to understand they make their money from oil. There is no money in telling the truth about AGW.

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  78. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    :lol:
    kea that you can not understand that the result of burning hydrocarbons produces co2 hence one of the results of the oil and coal industry’s is co2 shows your intelligence.
    Simple things linked together are outside of you ability to pattern match. windowlicker IQ

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  79. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    “WTF are you talking about”
    When I proved to you that Australian generation prices were around $40/MWH and not the $140/MWH your fiction claimed, you said pricing from March 2012 is outdated. Remember – you thought current retail prices were in some way better data than wholesale prices? Perhaps this will jog your memory:

    RightNow (4,934) Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 1:00 am
    Here’s another clue for free, turd.
    March 2012:
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/power-bills-high-but-wholesale-prices-low/story-e6frg6nf-1226307710489

    “Wholesale electricity prices have fallen over the past three years and, at about $40 per megawatt hour, are about the same price in nominal terms that electricity generators received when the National Electricity Market was set up in 1998.”

    “Consumers are experiencing record high electricity prices and at the same time electricity generators are experiencing record low prices.”

    Once again you’re wrong, wrong and wrong. And a turd.

    I have to say, you’re a turd who I proved wrong, yet you still cling to the bowl and stink up the place.

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  80. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    And why can’t you answer Kea’s questions, you’re evading them like a climate scientologist evades a request for their data.

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  81. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Historic Case to Challenge BBC’s 9/11 Coverage

    AE911Truth Evidence Goes to Court Feb 25, 2013

    On February 25, in the small town of Horsham in the United Kingdom, there will be a rare and potentially groundbreaking opportunity for the 9/11 truth movement. Three hours of detailed 9/11 evidence is to be presented and considered in a court of law where the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be challenged over the inaccurate and biased manner in which it has portrayed the events and evidence of 9/11.

    Over the last 16 months, BBC has been challenged strongly by individuals in the UK over two documentaries that they showed in September 2011 as part of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, namely ‘9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip’ and ‘The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 Ten Years On’. Formal complaints were lodged with BBC over the inaccuracy and bias of these documentaries, which, according to 9/11 activists, was in breach of the operating requirements of BBC through their ‘Royal Charter and Agreement’ with the British public. This document requires BBC to show information that is both accurate and impartial. These complaints were supported by the US-based educational charity Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), which submitted detailed scientific evidence to BBC to buttress the complaints. The evidence focuses in particular on the confirmed free-fall of WTC 7 and NIST’s 2008 admission of this fact. In addition, over 300 AE911Truth petition signers supported these complaints by sending letters to BBC, requesting that BBC show this evidence to the public.

    http://www.secretsofthefed.com/historic-case-to-challenge-bbcs-911-coverage/

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  82. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    “temperatures are rising and the cost of extreme weather is rising.”
    Not in the last 16 years they’re not, and in all land-ocean indexes for the last decade they’re cooling.
    Extreme weather is also not rising, it’s just the latest assertion to try and rekindle the dwindling alarm.
    I think you’re being sucked in by Big Insurance. They really love those increased premiums.

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  83. Sofia (857 comments) says:

    Yesterday –
    3 DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
    9 DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    Today –
    2 DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

    Why can’t this asshole ask more intelligent, succinct questions like most other people.

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  84. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    Griff your a coward without integrity.

    I have been asking for months regarding the funding issue. You have ignored my questions, but go on daily about the funding source of independent scientists not receiving huge grants of tax money.

    You have no credibility. This leads me to believe your support of AGW is not based on science, but on some other reason. Perhaps some of your income comes from cashing in on climate change hysteria. Regardless, your a fanatic and full of shit.

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  85. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    1. Who pays the AGW supporters ? Who do you mean? who pays for scientific research?
    2. Do they have any other source of income ? do the denial nut jobs have any source of income other than oil money?
    3 AGW proven false has not happened unless someone can find a reason for the rising temperatures as yet undiscovered it will not be unproven You can not totally rule out invisible climate pixies but I have no faith belief in them.
    4Trillion Dollars Often bandied about by you
    I doubt very much that a professor of climate earns more than say James Taylor of heartland does for denial propaganda .

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  86. Fletch (6,387 comments) says:

    hinamanu, yes, the Dept of Homeland Security has bought 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition which would take something like 20 years to use. It has also bought 7000 of the AR-15 assault rifles for “personal defense”.
    Sounds like they’re tooling up for a war at home?

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  87. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Let’s tally up the scorecard:

    1. Who pays the AGW supporters ?
    Who do you mean? who pays for scientific research?
    Not answered, but fair to ask for a clarification. 5/10

    2. Do they have any other source of income ?
    do the denial nut jobs have any source of income other than oil money?
    Deflected that one. 0/10. Less 10 points for the d-word. -10/10

    3. What would happen to that income if AGW were proven false ?
    AGW proven false has not happened unless someone can find a reason for the rising temperatures as yet undiscovered it will not be unproven You can not totally rule out invisible climate pixies but I have no faith belief in them.
    Dodged it. 0/10

    4. To the nearest few Trillion Dollars, how much is the global AGW industry (& its spin offs) worth ?
    Trillion Dollars Often bandied about by you
    Another dodge, another 0/10

    Total score -5 from a possible 40. Would you like to use a lifeline?
    You have one left: ‘Phone a pal to review your work.’
    Unfortunately you’ve already used ‘model the questions to fit your hypothesis’

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  88. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    Let me answer what Griff will not.

    This is just for “carbon trading” alone and only for Europe over a year.

    This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of total cost of the AGW industry. ( remember to double it for NZ dollars, its in Euros)

    The worth of traded EU carbon allowances and UN emissions credits fell from €95 billion in 2011 to a reported €61 billion.

    http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/carbon-market-worth-plunged-thir-news-516881

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  89. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    I’m seeking clarification on the answer to question 4.
    Was your answer actually “4Trillion Dollars”?

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  90. cha (4,014 comments) says:

    Heh!.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/126288478/S-D-ms-ECF-93-2013-02-19-Taitz-v-DPM-Order-Denying-Default

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  91. RRM (9,919 comments) says:

    David Bain is getting a gay marriage…

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/

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  92. Fletch (6,387 comments) says:

    cha, looks like it’s all b/s.
    Judging by her website, she surely did contact all 9 justices in the case using official mail etc.
    It’s just an excuse not to look at the case.

    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/

    Chief Justice Roberts thought enough of the case to schedule a hearing in the Full Supreme Court.
    Guess we’ll wait and see what happens.

    It’s looking more and more like all the documentation Obama has has been falsified. It will eventually all come out.

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  93. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    “David Bain is getting a gay marriage…” …..after he converts to Islam and becomes a communist.

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  94. chiz (1,144 comments) says:

    A new pen lets you draw in mid-air. It extrudes plastic rather than ink – a bit like a pen-shaped 3D printer.

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  95. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    Obama brings war to the land of his birth ;)

    In his first term, President Obama instructed the Pentagon to pivot its forces and reorient its strategy toward fast-growing Asia. Instead, the U.S. military finds itself drawn into a string of messy wars in another, much poorer part of the world: Africa.

    Over the past two years, the Pentagon has become embroiled in conflicts in Libya, Somalia, Mali and central Africa. Meantime, the Air Force is setting up a fourth African drone base, while Navy warships are increasing their missions along the coastlines of East and West Africa.

    In scope and expense, the U.S. military involvement in Africa still barely registers when compared with its presence in Asia, let alone the Middle East or Afghanistan. On any given day, there are only about 5,000 U.S. troops scattered across all of Africa, while 28,000 are stationed in South Korea alone.

    But it is becoming more common for the Pentagon to deploy troops to parts of Africa that many Americans would be hard-pressed to locate on a map, such as Djibouti, the Central African Republic and now the West African country of Niger, where the U.S. military is planning a base for Predator drones.

    http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/10819

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  96. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Birther alert :lol: dittohead talking points

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  97. TheContrarian (1,085 comments) says:

    Obama brings war to Hawaii? Wow.

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  98. chiz (1,144 comments) says:

    US driver crashes while having sex behind wheel. I see another coroner recommendation coming…

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  99. Nookin (3,341 comments) says:

    Love the last line. The Australian navy should end the insanity by sinking the prick.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/8329457/Sea-Shepherd-ship-rammed

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  100. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    I see Griff and Contrarian are displaying their usual lack of humour. Not much concern shown for the victims of Obama’s aggression though.

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  101. chiz (1,144 comments) says:

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been holding its annual meeting in Boston. A panel at the meeting has concluded that the way we count calories in food isn’t reliable:

    They agreed that net caloric counts for many foods are flawed because they don’t take into account the energy used to digest food; the bite that oral and gut bacteria take out of various foods; or the properties of different foods themselves that speed up or slow down their journey through the intestines, such as whether they are cooked or resistant to digestion.

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  102. Kea (12,824 comments) says:

    chiz, maybe, but empirical evidence seems to suggest a relationship between being over weight and excess calories/eating.

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  103. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    @nookin: Yup…. at long last, the Sea Shepherd maritime terrorists have received a dose of their very own medicine.

    Unlucky. :D

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  104. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    And nookin: Not sure whether you have seen these photos from the SMH – anyone trying to suggest Sea Shepherd is anything but a bunch of maritime terrorists, is dreaming.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/whalers-ramming-damages-sea-shepherd-ship-20130220-2eqyg.html

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  105. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    Hi Kiwibloggers!

    FYI :)

    20 February 2013

    MEDIA RELEASE: “Stop Chicken Coop Housing!”

    Housing Lobby Spokesperson Sue Henry

    “It’s an absolute insult to residents in existing communities for this Auckland Council to proceed with the proposal to ‘slummify’ numerous areas (32) with high-rise intensive housing, particularly housing 8 stories high in Glen Innes,” says Housing Lobby Spokesperson, Sue Henry.

    “Over many years, practically every area earmarked for decimation, (for the benefit of property developers and speculators), has had resounding opposition from the residents currently living in them,” she continued.

    “Are the Mayor and Councillors listening to the public, and communities opposing housing intensification in Auckland?

    NO – they are not!”

    “We would not like to see formal notification for the Auckland Draft Unitary Plan actioned in September 2013, with local body elections looming in October 2013.

    It would be far more appropriate to wait for a newly-elected Auckland Council to settle in first.”

    Sue Henry

    Spokesperson
    Housing Lobby

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  106. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    Here you go Kiwibloggers!

    How genuine is YOUR support for citizens lawful rights to ‘freedom of expression’?

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    20 February 2013

    ‘Open Letter’ to the Mayor and all Auckland Councillors:

    Did YOU authorise this ‘directive’ from CEO Doug McKay – effectively ‘blocking’ fellow ‘anti-corruption
    whistle-blower – Gary Osbourne?

    Dear Mayor Len Brown,

    Please confirm that you, either personally or collectively through a resolution passed by elected Auckland Councillors, authorised the Principal Administrative Officer (CEO) of Auckland Council, Doug McKay to issue the following ‘directive’, the effect being to block/ filter the emails of fellow ‘anti-corruption’ / ‘concerned citizen’ Gary Osbourne from reaching Auckland Council elected representatives.

    Can you please reply – YES or NO?

    If YES, upon what lawful basis?

    Please be advised that I have the authority of Gary Osbourne to publicise the following ‘directive’ from Auckland Council CEO, Doug McKay

    FYI – I read this ‘directive’ out today, Wednesday 20 February 2013, 11.45am -ish) on Radio Live, when the former Minister of Local Government, Rodney Hide was host.

    https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?ui=2&ik=18afffb768&view=att&th=13cf47c57f5d3f79&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-I5Cd-lIWIP7LzmJSi9erv&sadet=1361320648353&sads=wWHEIzAYJ8yQ-KSNUtbRoOltpVg

    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    “Auckland Council MEMO 19 June 2012

    To: Darryl Griffin, Manager Democracy Services

    From: Doug McKay, Chief Executive

    Subject: Case Management – Mr Gary Osbourne

    Darryl,

    I confirm my previous verbal advice that you are assigned to case manage Mr Gary Osbourne, and respond to any inquiry lodged with Auckland Council by telephone, email, in person or in writing by him.

    Please ensure that Mr Osbourne, Customer Services (including all call centres) and the Mayor’s Office are aware of this directive.

    Doug McKay

    Chief Executive.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    As an ‘anti-corruption’ – ‘pro-transparency’ Public Watchdog, I am DEEPLY concerned at this action by Auckland Council CEO, Doug McKay.

    Not only is Gary Osbourne a concerned citizen and ratepayer, he is also an ‘anti-corruption/ pro-transparency whistle-blower’.

    Is this an attempt by Auckland Council CEO Doug McKay to effectively help ‘cover-up’ allegedly corrupt / non-transparent practices by Auckland Council, and/or Auckland Council CCOs?

    Not only are there legal NO PROTECTIONS for New Zealand ‘whistle-blowing’ citizens and ratepayers – but Auckland Council at the highest levels are, in my opinion, engaging in what I consider to be an arguably corrupt form of local government ‘censorship’, and violating citizens lawful rights :

    Please be reminded of the OATH you swore, upon obtaining your elected office:

    http://www.lgnz.co.nz/lg-sector/role/index.html

    “I, [full name of councillor], declare that I will faithfully and impartially, and according to the best of my skill and judgment, execute and perform, in the best interests of [name of region or district], the powers, authorities, and duties vested in or imposed upon me as a member of the [name of local authority] by virtue of the Local Government Act 2002, the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or any other Act.”

    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    The LAW, which I believe applies in this situation:

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225513.html

    NZ BILL OF RIGHTS ACT 1990
    14. Freedom of expression

    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form.
    _____________________________________

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2002/0084/latest/DLM171810.html

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2002
    14Principles relating to local authorities
    (1)In performing its role, a local authority must act in accordance with the following principles:

    (a)a local authority should—
    (i)conduct its business in an open, transparent, and democratically accountable manner; and

    (ii)give effect to its identified priorities and desired outcomes in an efficient and effective manner:

    (b)a local authority should make itself aware of, and should have regard to, the views of all of its communities; and

    (c)when making a decision, a local authority should take account of—
    (i)the diversity of the community, and the community’s interests, within its district or region; and
    (ii)the interests of future as well as current communities; and
    (iii)the likely impact of any decision on the interests referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii):
    (d)a local authority should provide opportunities for Māori to contribute to its decision-making processes:
    (e)a local authority should collaborate and co-operate with other local authorities and bodies as it considers appropriate to promote or achieve its priorities and desired outcomes, and make efficient use of resources; and

    (f)a local authority should undertake any commercial transactions in accordance with sound business practices; and

    (fa)a local authority should periodically—
    (i)assess the expected returns to the authority from investing in, or undertaking, a commercial activity; and
    (ii)satisfy itself that the expected returns are likely to outweigh the risks inherent in the investment or activity; and
    (g)a local authority should ensure prudent stewardship and the efficient and effective use of its resources in the interests of its district or region; and

    (h)in taking a sustainable development approach, a local authority should take into account—
    (i)the social, economic, and cultural interests of people and communities; and
    (ii)the need to maintain and enhance the quality of the environment; and
    (iii)the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations.

    (2)If any of these principles conflict in any particular case, the local authority should resolve the conflict in accordance with the principle in subsection (1)(a)(i).

    _______________________________

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1987/0174/latest/whole.html#DLM122283

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND MEETINGS ACT 1987
    4Purposes
    The purposes of this Act are—
    (a)to provide for the availability to the public of official information held by local authorities, and to promote the open and public transaction of business at meetings of local authorities, in order—
    (i)to enable more effective participation by the public in the actions and decisions of local authorities; and
    (ii)to promote the accountability of local authority members and officials,—
    and thereby to enhance respect for the law and to promote good local government in New Zealand:
    (b)to provide for proper access by each person to official information relating to that person:
    (c)to protect official information and the deliberations of local authorities to the extent consistent with the public interest and the preservation of personal privacy.

    ______________________________________

    I look forward to your prompt reply.

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’
    2013 Auckland Mayoral Candidate

    ………………………………..
    ………………………………..

    My website – covering my legal submissions as a ‘Named Respondent’ in the Occupy Auckland vs Auckland Council Appeal (CIV-2011-404- 8284) :

    http://www.occupyaucklandvsaucklandcouncilappeal.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OCCUPY-AUCKLAND-APPEAL-APPLICATION-BY-APPELLANT-BRIGHT-TO-ADDUCE-NEW-EVIDENCE-pdf.pdf

    Gary Osbourne’s blog:

    http://accountabilitynz.wordpress.com/

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  107. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    Pay your rates thieving bludging bloody mad woman.

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  108. Nookin (3,341 comments) says:

    Penny
    The council has to economise by utising all available space. Money is at a premium because, and you probably won’t believe this, there are people in Auckland who won’t pay their rates and damage council land at the ratepayers expense — all to satisfy their narcissistic addiction to self-aggrandizement. Rude, eh?

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  109. Andrei (2,651 comments) says:

    The council has to economise by utising all available space. Money is at a premium because, and you probably won’t believe this but the council just blew 100 grand on a perverts parade to celebrate sodomy

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  110. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    Ms Not-So posts some thing on behalf of “Housing Lobby Spokesperson, Sue Henry…”

    Could this be the same Sue Henry who seems to think she is ‘entitled’ to live ‘for life’ in a State provided home in Glen Innes?

    Ms Henry says she and her partner will not move. Her partner was promised a state house in Clairville Cres as a returned serviceman in 1956 and was told he could live the rest of his life there, she says. He is now 87.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/east-bays-courier/5735000/Sue-says-we-won-t-go

    Nice…. another person with a sense of entitlement. No surprises she is mates with someone who refuses to pay her way in the world. No surprises at all.

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  111. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the can now be revealed money is taken by the Government from the peoples, saleries , wages or income earned by the sweat of their brow and used to indoctrinate them and their children so as to transform the population into docile slaves to serve the needs of the ruling class.

    They do it with legalese. In a legal context the word “person” means a party who has an obligation, typically to the state. The forums for legal contests involving the state (i.e. District Courts & the High Court) only have personal jurisdiction, not general jurisdiction, which means that the courts will assume that you are obliged to obey unless you know how to argue otherwise. The assumption that you are a person (in the legal sense of the word) is what makes you, for all intents and purposes, a slave.

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  112. wat dabney (3,756 comments) says:

    What proof would you require Barry

    I don’t know about Barry but I’d like to see some actual warming rather than sixteen years of flat temperatures.

    And I’d like to see the signature of AGW – namely enhanced warming at the poles and in the troposphere. As it is the complete absence of this signature is evidence that recent warming is entirely natural.

    This real-world evidence has comprehensively disproved the AGW theory.

    Oh, and one more thing Griff: if you start trying to argue from statistically insignificant data you have already lost the debate.

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  113. Left Right and Centre (2,979 comments) says:

    Burglers in my house this evening- while I was at home.

    Secondary school boys. In my house in their uniforms with gloves on.

    Police know who they are so they are caught.

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  114. Kacang (36 comments) says:

    @Andrei 09:26. First post of yours that I really enjoyed.
    Nice tits.
    What is she praying while doing the sign of the cross?
    “God, thanks for my nice boobs”
    “God, I hope my cold nipples don’t show”

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  115. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    sixteen years of flat temperatures. Gee Wat how many times must i post that little movie that’s what actual scientist take into account with the temperature record the warming signal with the cyclic weather soi and volcanoes removed.

    If you think it is natural you will have to come up with some mechanism for the warming . solar activity has been static or declining for 40years invisible sky pixies will not cut it .

    namely enhanced warming at the poles and in the troposphere
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/
    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/animations/
    Note the enhanced warming at the north poles and the western antarctic .

    Again The heat is 90% going into the ocean.

    Trot of to WUWT and recharge your denial
    better yet go read riddlys gwpf for his list he has ten before he believes

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  116. KevinH (1,227 comments) says:

    Global Warming, Climate Change, conspiracy theories et al. These weighty issues will continue to stimulate thoughtful debate for years to come, and as Griff so eloquently puts it, sheeple will suck it up.
    With those issues to one side what concerns me here and now is Auckland’s choking transport network that not even electrified trains or a rail loop can fix .Have any other Aucklanders noticed that the afternoon rush hour is starting about 1.30 pm and that the morning rush hour is lasting till 10.00am?. Our motorways are turning into crawl ways. It sucks and it’s hard to do business.

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  117. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    WHO exactly benefits from all this Auckland-based ‘growth’?

    Property developers / speculators / investors?

    Why isn’t there a New Zealand-based ‘growth strategy’?

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    2013 Auckland Mayoral Candidate

    http://www.occupyaucklandvsaucklandcouncilappeal.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OCCUPY-AUCKLAND-APPEAL-APPLICATION-BY-APPELLANT-BRIGHT-TO-ADDUCE-NEW-EVIDENCE-pdf.pdf

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  118. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Because no one wants to live in hick towns

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  119. big bruv (13,887 comments) says:

    The new speaker is fast becoming my favourite Pollie. I just love the way he is getting right under the skin of the pinko scum.

    Great work Mr Carter, keep it up.

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  120. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    The irony in an unemployed non tax paying perennial rates bludger whose net worth is a consequence of property inflation griping about people making money through real estate appears to be lost on the resident mad hatter. Is the dead cat on her head impairing cranial cooling to such an extent as to overheat her limited cerebral circuitry?

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  121. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    thedavincimode (4,459) Says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    “Pay your rates thieving bludging bloody mad woman.”

    Ahh …. an apoplectic response – which tends to confirm that I’m ‘over the target’ – or I wouldn’t be ‘copping the flak’?

    Thank you SO much gutless/ anonymous ‘thedavincimode’ – you have NO idea how much you have made my day :)

    FYI – I WILL NOT pay Auckland Council rates as long as there is NO ‘transparency’ and citizens and ratepayers are NOT being told exactly where rates monies are being spent on private sector consultants and contractors.

    You may not want to know the NAMES of the consultants / contractors; the SCOPE / TERM and VALUE of 5000 contracts to 12,500 suppliers to Auckland Council – but I do.

    (For those who are interested in the FACTS here – check out Item 6

    http://www.occupyaucklandvsaucklandcouncilappeal.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OCCUPY-AUCKLAND-APPEAL-APPLICATION-BY-APPELLANT-BRIGHT-TO-ADDUCE-NEW-EVIDENCE-pdf.pdf )

    I do understand that making a stand on principle may be sailing in uncharted waters for someone like yourself – who doesn’t even have the guts to put your name to your posts ‘thedavincimode’ – but you might like to try it one day – for the novelty factor?

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    Anti-corruption campaigner’

    2013 Auckland Mayoral Candidate

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  122. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    Self awareness gold medal alert.

    Responds to “thieving bludging bloody mad woman”.

    Nookin

    This might explain why it never answers your questions.

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  123. big bruv (13,887 comments) says:

    How ironic, a self titled anti-corruption campaigner who is not honest enough to pay her rates.

    Happy to bludge off the rest of us, happy to destroy other peoples property but not happy to pay her rates.

    Seems like a typical lefty hypocrite to me.

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  124. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    If you think it is natural you will have to come up with some mechanism for the warming . solar activity has been static or declining for 40years invisible sky pixies will not cut it .

    “It can be seen from this model that the results of artificial aerosol introduction into the lower atmosphere can be of a magnitude quite on par with the extraordinary impacts projected by even modest and conservative global warming models upon humans in the near future. As the model presented herein is intended to be reasonably conservative, the impact of the aerosol operations could be much greater than these results show. It is advised that the citizens consider the viability and merit of this model in the examination of the global warming issue, and that they openly take aggressive action to halt the intentional aerosol operations.”

    Clifford Carnicom.

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  125. wat dabney (3,756 comments) says:

    Griff,

    It is hilarious when desparate alarmists try to invoke natural climate variation to explain the complete absence of any warming, after having spent the previous 20 years spreading the lie that there is negligible natural influence.

    That was the whole point of the fabricated Hockeystick. The Little ice Age and Medieval Warm Period were erased from history just to make recent events appear completel unnatural.

    And you still defend the fraudulent Hockeystick, don’t you Griff. Yet here you are now effectively denying it. You are extremely confused and extremely ill-informed.

    Note the enhanced warming at the north poles and the western antarctic .

    You mean after fraudulently adding a false warming trend to the data?

    http://notrickszone.com/2012/03/01/data-tamperin-giss-caught-red-handed-manipulaing-data-to-produce-arctic-climate-history-revision/

    It is a matter of record that this false warming trend has been added, since the old and new data sets are available for comparison. You can download them for yourself and check.

    “According to GHCN, these adjustments, on a global scale, are insignificant. However, all the stations are inside or close to the Arctic Circle, and as there are no other stations between them and the North Pole they are used to estimate temperatures across a large swathe of the Arctic, from Nuuk in Greenland, 51o West, to Dudinka 86o East, a sweep of 137 degrees. More than a third of the Arctic is potentially affected by these adjustments.”

    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/iceland-adjustments-spread-to-norway-and-russia/

    So that enhanced Arctic warming you think you see on the map you link to is entirely the result of data manipulation to the handful of stations’ data, which they then use to represent the entire area. It is fraud.

    As for the Antarctic, it is a matter of record that the vast majority of it has experienced flat or cooling temperatures.
    Remember when you posted links to scientific papers you claimed refuted this point, but you hadn’t actually read any of them and they in fact provided evidence which supported my claim? You cited them, yet when you found out they contradicted your orthodoxy you dismiss them. What does that tell us about you, Griff? About your integrity and honest? About the sort of person you are?

    So what have we learned:

    – Sixteen years of flat temperatures, in direct contradiction of what the AGW alarmists promised.

    – No enhanced warming at the poles or in the troposphere, proving that recent changes are entirely natural.

    If you think it is natural you will have to come up with some mechanism for the warming . solar activity has been static or declining for 40years invisible sky pixies will not cut it .

    Er, Griff?

    ‘Paper finds solar activity at end of 20th century was highest in 9,400 years’

    “A recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examines ice core and tree ring radionuclides and finds solar activity at the end of the 20th century was at the highest levels of the record spanning the past 9,400 years. The paper adds to several others demonstrating that an increase in solar activity and concomitant decrease in cloudiness during the latter 20th century are more than sufficient to explain observed global warming.”

    http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/paper-finds-solar-activity-at-end-of.html

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  126. wat dabney (3,756 comments) says:

    Ah Penny,

    Still forcing the workers to support you?

    Taking food from out of the mouths of other people’s children so you can spend your own money on yourself?

    Taking toys from out of their hands so you can buy yourself those consumer goods you promised yourself?

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  127. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Nutter alert chem trial conspiracy.

    Good Blog post on the problems facing the conservatives in the USA
    From a actual real live sane conservative. :wink:
    http://nymag.com/news/politics/conservatives-david-frum-2011-11/

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  128. Nookin (3,341 comments) says:

    “I do understand that making a stand on principle ….”
    If you were standing on a principle you would deny yourself all the benefits that the rates take. I rather suspect that you fully avail yourself of all council services and facilities without contributing a brass razoo. That is not principle. That is bald hypocrisy. If you think that you are entitled to the info, go the the ombudsman or apply for judicial review.

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  129. Hodor (38 comments) says:

    Any chance we could set up a separate thread each day for the global warming debaters to use? Would save the rest of us having to skip over all the boring back and forth bullshit that no one reads.

    Disappointed in the swimming clip, I thought there were going to be boobies…

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  130. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    Nutter alert chem trial conspiracy.

    The world’s climate could be hijacked by a rogue country or wealthy individual firing small particles into the stratosphere, claims a warning that comes not from a new Hollywood movie trailer but a sober report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/08/geoengineering-hijack-world-climate

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  131. stigie (1,173 comments) says:

    What do you think you would do Ms Penny Dim if the council came
    in and cut off all your services for not paying rates for 5 years ?
    Cmon Penny,we would love to hear from you.

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  132. Manolo (13,767 comments) says:

    For P.G., lover of peaceful Muslims: http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8842941/i-may-be-killed-if-i-write-this/

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  133. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Wat we are talking the last hundred years not the last 9400.

    solar activity has been static or falling for forty years. something your “highest in the twentieth century” hides

    There is no mechanism for the energy to be stored over the last forty years to account for the warming since 1970

    By the way the site you linked to has cropped the ice extent graphs to remove the record melt in the arctic. Why?
    As to your claims of wrong doing the denial echo chamber has made many claims yet has not proven a single one yet.
    However you have posted a link to a guy who has been charged and convicted of distorting science :lol:
    Why if the record shows manipulated warming do the other climate series say the same thing ?

    All records tampered with gee the conspiracy grows daily .
    Best is independent and came to the same conclusion. The satellite data is within the error bars of the other series .

    just another denialist logic fail

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  134. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Here is the denial ice extent northern
    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.arctic.png
    the graph has been doctored to make the melt appear less.

    Here is the real ice extent northern
    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/current.anom.jpg
    note the red were it has run right of the graph.

    Hockey schtick site = full of shit site. Such a dishonest manipulation :lol: and the wingnuts worship these websites as more trustful than actual science.

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  135. nasska (11,491 comments) says:

    This could help you Griff. :)

    Ref: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yd4q1ldxb9dtjcv/PaperClipMan.jpg

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  136. Griff (7,694 comments) says:

    Actually no it does not
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial
    Spot the hoax.
    Open the two graphs that are supposed to be from the same data source!
    Someone has tampered with the graph and those that frequent these nutjob sites think that it is the actual official sea ice extent.
    Just little lies. A gentle rain of distortion.
    The denial echo chamber continually misrepresent papers cherry pick and quote mine.
    I am actually surprised that you fall for such blatant propaganda.

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  137. nasska (11,491 comments) says:

    Anything that will keep everyone circle jerking over the weather/climate is a good move Griff. At least the subject displaces abortion, gay marriage & David Bain.

    I like to keep the pot well stirred. :)

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  138. Yvette (2,819 comments) says:

    Penny Bright
    Anti-corruption campaigner’
    2013 Auckland Mayoral Candidate

    I would have thought that a principled person, not paying their rates to protest a point, would act to make that point within a reasonable time – say, at the outside two years – if only to emphasize how fucking useless the Auckland City council is in having ratepayers comply with the simplest first requirement – that they pay rates.

    Someone who allows this position to exist for up to four years or longer is not acting in a principled manner displaying any integrity – rather they are as corrupt as those they claim to campaign against.

    But then someone who responds to the comment –
    “Pay your rates thieving bludging bloody mad woman.”
    with –
    “‘thedavincimode’ – you have NO idea how much you have made my day :-)
    indicates Penny Bright’s real motivation.
    Do not fed the watchdog.

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  139. Viking2 (11,470 comments) says:

    Here’s one for Gareth cat eliminatiom Program.
    enjoy.

    http://screencast.com/t/tyixSiOIqPu

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  140. Manolo (13,767 comments) says:

    Morgan, a complete I-know-it-all idiot. I have had enough of his continuous bleating.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/8331526/Morgans-attack-on-cats-extends-to-SPCA-staff

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  141. Viking2 (11,470 comments) says:

    aah Manolo, Did you read it?
    I actually agree with Morgan on this. Wild cats are nasty nasty.

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  142. Viking2 (11,470 comments) says:

    Smart phone work ends with twist
    By David Fisher @DFisherJourno
    5:30 AM Thursday Feb 21, 2013

    The alledged thief of an iPhone belonging to Chris Cherry, a student at Victoria University in Wellington. Cherry managed to track down his missing phone using several tracking apps. Photo / Supplied

    A man who lost his smartphone managed to track it down by remotely installing software which allowed him to find who was using it.

    But Victoria University doctoral student Chris Cherry’s sleuthing led to an unpleasant discovery – the alleged thief was someone who worked on campus.

    Police have since charged the alleged thief, who continues to work at the university.

    For Mr Cherry, there is little doubt about the identity of the culprit as a result of the evidence he gathered which led to the arrest.

    The phone was lost about six months ago after he left it on a window ledge in a university toilet. He wrote it off and bought another.

    However, when Mr Cherry began uploading applications from a tablet device he accidentally clicked on an icon for his old phone, rather than the new one he had replaced it with.

    He found the old phone was still active – and contained content he had not created or used.

    He then used software called Plan B – a “find your phone” app that sent five GPS signals to his email address from the campus.

    Another application called AndroidLost gave the lost phone’s serial number and email addresses of the person using it.

    From this information, Mr Cherry found a Facebook page and recognised a staff member he spoke to the morning the phone went missing.

    He took photographs remotely using the camera at the front of the phone, capturing images of the alleged thief, and also recorded the man speaking.

    One evening Mr Cherry was able to grab the entire 350MB contents of the phone, including holiday pictures and other personal information.

    He passed the evidence to police and a man was charged with theft.

    Mr Cherry complained to the university about the staff member.

    Rainsforth Dix, the associate director of campus operations, determined that the staff member “must provide a written apology, pay for a new Sim card and, if you wish to do so, meet with you to allow you to tell him of the impact of his actions”.

    When Mr Cherry objected, he was told his emailed complaint was not considered a “formal” complaint and would not be until he wrote to Vice-chancellor Professor Pat Walsh.

    Mr Cherry said: “The university want to drown me in bureaucracy … they’re seeking to tie me up in some weird, Byzantine process.”

    The university has refused to comment. The court case is tomorrow.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866733

    So Vic are sheilding an alledged theif.
    Should this guy lose his job?

    Why Not???

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  143. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    V2, I got as far as Rainsforth Dix. I can’t see the parents choosing that name accidentally.

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