Obama…giving 500 million dollara to the jihadists in Gaza whilst they burn American flags and posters of his face. So what is the 500 million dollars exactly? And the 1.5 billion to the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt – aid or jiyza?
It turns our he had two knives – the other was a “survival” knife, he was wandering around behind the counter muttering inanities and sweating. But let’s not allow the reported facts to obscure your example of thinly veiled racism and abuse by the Japanese police/judicial system.
Peter Dunne admits that last week wasn’t his best in a “week that was” video, when his tax consulation was sabotaged while he was away on a havy travel schedule. But he shrugs it off and dogedly loks ahead, at what he is determined to achieve – “all the other things that are happening that United Future is playing a major part in”.
* Our synthetic drugs legislation, our psychoactive substances bill…is seen as world leading, innovative, and a step that all other countries should follow.
* In the next couple of weeks or so, the child support legislation, bringing about the major child support change for the first time since the scheme was implemented over twenty years ago, the culmination of a four year project.
* The whole issue of superannuation back on the agenda…United Future’s flex-super, we’ll have a discussion paper out in the next few months.
* We’re also going to release in the next couple of months our new national suicide prevention action plan for the next three years, that’s the culmination of a lot of work over the last year to eighteen months.
* We’ve got the game animal council bill about to come back through parliament.
That’s on top of leading a party and his electorate duties. He is heavily criticised, but he works as hard as just about any MP.
Great photo and story on the front page of the DomPost today about three young people with down’s syndrome. They are all high achievers, and I’m sure they enrich the lives of everyone they come into contact with. But the grisly reality is that any pregnant woman nowadays who is even remotely suspected of carrying a baby with down’s is immediately placed under enormous pressure to abort (i.e. kill) the baby. Shame on us.
I tried reading a less-politicized article about those killings last night, but I couldn’t finish it. I had to give up part way through and play with my little baby boy to put it out of my mind.
(And I say that as someone who has watched Al Qaeda beheadings, WTC jumpers etc etc…)
I’m a political leftie and my opinion is that some forms of abortion should be available early on in pregnancy. But not murdering newborn babies with scissors, obviously. That guy should hang, and his accomplices had better have pretty good excuses. I don’t know if this story is really ammunition for a generalised rant about American society as a whole though, as Mark Steyn seems to believe it is.
(The left and the right both love to cry equal and opposite complaints about how f*cked “American society” is, which only leads me to suppose “American society” is probably on a fairly good track in reality.)
I would love to hear more politicians say things like “I THINK we SHOULD change the laws around etc etc etc…”
If you’ve got an idea that you think would better the country, let’s hear it. But back yourself and tell us it’s your idea, don’t make bullshit claims like millions of people you’ve never met or spoken to would surely agree with you, those are insulting. F off with those.
The sun rose this morning. And Manolo griped about Dunne.
liarbors a joke – I don’t see how his recent travel schedule could seen as “troughing”.
He went from:
Accountants and Tax Agents Institute NZ Annual Conference in Blenheim
UNODC narcotics conference in Vienna (where the Psychotic Substances bill being implemented here received much praise and interest)
International Fiscal Association tax conference in Queenstown on current tax issues
Home to his hairy week in parliament.
And he still manages to come out of that thinking positive.
I ask because we have recent experience of being in the system.
We didn’t bother with the 12 week scan with our boy (who does not have Downs, just for clarity!) and we told the midwife the reason is we wouldn’t abort for anything other than incompatible-with-life type problems (such as heart deformity, anencaphaly etc etc) which the early scan isn’t much good at picking up anyway.
We didn’t really feel under any “pressure” either way…
Yes, but if you had had the 12 or 20 week scans, and either suggested any kind of abnormality, that’s when the pressure would have come on. A friend had a 20 week test that suggested down’s. She was told that the baby may also have heart defects. Because she refused an abortion the obstetrician refused to have anything further to do with her, and her midwife dumped her. She was made to feel selfish and villainous. She was eventually delivered by a midwife she didn’t know. The baby had an umbilical hernia and is now a completely healthy lad.
What are we doing allowing people who venerate this totalitarian dictator and all round mass murdering POS into our western democratic country???
And then adapting our culture so that it does not offend them???
Whoever agreed to take down these posters of course has the right to do so if they own the advertising space.
But what these spineless cowards are really doing is selling out western culture. Our historical heritage built up over centuries and underpinned by a belief in individual freedom. They are selling it down the drain for the sake of a few whining ignorant brainwashed collectivist savages from a country that is still so uncivilised it is ruled by army generals and places its citizens in re-education camps and jails them for political dissent.
At M7K and RRM. I was pressured into having a fetal fold scan because there is a higher chance of DS with twins. So I said no the first three times and on the last time I was asked I said yes. Out of journalistic interest.
I’d refused the reading with the first three kids because I’d ‘ave just trucked on and had a Downs Syndrome kid. And if that makes me a better person then so be it.
All my friends who had twins were pressured nto the nuchal fold. One got a reading that indicated high DS risk. It was normal on the second reading.
However, it was good practice for neonates when you’ve really got to know when to stand up for yourself. They are just fucking awful in New Zealand neonates and I bet that is in large part why the Samoan couple frigged off with their baby in the story I posted above.
Back to DS – it’s well known they want to reduce the load on the medical system of DS so they do encourage abortion in New Zealand. They changed the policies about 206 to make it automatic unless you opt out. Then they provided some marketing bullshit about how wonderful it is to give women “more information”.
joanna, they also fired 2 rockets from Gaza into Israel while Obama was just 40 miles away.
JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets on Thursday at southern Israel, on the second day of President Barack Obama’s visit to the region, Israeli police said.
One of the rockets exploded in the courtyard of a house in the border town of Sderot early in the morning, causing damage but no injuries, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The other landed in an open field.
Obama was miles away in Jerusalem at the time, preparing to visit the Israel Museum. Later in the day he is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Why ‘baitey. That was a good one. But remember, take it slow at first and watch out for the speed wobbles. We’ve seen a little bit of that lately unfortunately.
I’ve given you a thumbs up because I know how much you like them.
BTW, I lied. joanna was just being a tool so I said that to make him fuck off. He might be benchmarking the Japanese police and judicial system against our own, because as we all know, anyone picked up behaving like Collins was would go straight before the beak and then be released on bail. Personally, I prefer the Japanese approach which is to lock him up for 3 weeks before deciding what to do with him.
The pro abortionists (progressives) often cite the old ,”if we didn’t have it in proper taxpayer funded clinics,women would be forced to resort to the bad old days of the back alley illegal abortionists ”
Can anyone who read cato’s link tell me that that is not savage butchery and arguably worse than anything that happened in the bad old days?
It’s a demonstration for Obama to show him how American taxpayer money (borrowed from the Chinese)that he’s giving to the Arabs is going to be spent . Or the balance that isn’t going to Swiss bank accounts or to sending high officials’ children to study at our best schools and universities.
“I’ve given you a thumbs up because I know how much you like them.”
One has to take the good with the bad- such as my comment at 10:24 that has so far attracted 5 negatives apparently because they agree with RRM that I am a racist redneck who does not like Chinese.
When my original comment did not even refer to Chinese, and purposefully so because I realise that race and politics are two different issues, and that individual Chinese just like any race have totally different political perspectives conditional upon all sorts of cultural and geopolitical factors.
NZ is full of half educated socialist dumbfucks simmering way in the gradually warming pot of water without even knowing what is being done to their minds, and this is made apparent by their frequently predictable collective reactions to any comment here they perceive as “unapproved”.
Like a shoal of whitebait all flitting sideways as one.
“Accountants and Tax Agents Institute NZ Annual Conference in Blenheim
UNODC narcotics conference in Vienna (where the Psychotic Substances bill being implemented here received much praise and interest)
International Fiscal Association tax conference in Queenstown on current tax issues”
Ever heard of conference calling PG? What you outlined above is a big wankfest. It could of all been done with everybody sitting around computer screens. Ever heard of skype ?
Trougher of the highest order.. along with the rest of the parliamentry kling ons. Spending/wasting my money !
Looks like Planned Parenthood in the U.S has defrauded the Govt of $377 million.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed yet another lawsuit against the Planned Parenthood abortion business to expose abortion giant’s mishandling of taxpayer dollars.
The pro-life legal group alleges Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursement” to the state of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services, according to a federal lawsuit made public Tuesday.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jonathan Bloedow, a Washington resident who discovered the alleged frauds through state open records requests.
The lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed at least 25,000 false claims with HRSA for reimbursements in excess of the amount allowed for oral contraceptive pills and at least another 25,000 for reimbursements in excess of the amount allowed for “emergency contraceptive” (“Plan B”) pills under the federal government’s 340B drug reimbursement program. Total damages could be as much as $377,134,130.
Leave company tax and lower personal income tax? According to a Treasury report:
Personal tax cuts may have a greater economic benefit than cutting company tax rates, says a joint report by Treasury and the Inland Revenue Department.
The finding contradicts the belief that cuts to the corporate tax rate are the best stimulant for economic growth.
They recommend officials further investigate options for reducing personal tax.
The report says most of the benefits of personal tax cuts accrue to Kiwi residents, whereas some benefits of company income tax cuts would be enjoyed by non-residents, given New Zealand’s high level of foreign capital ownership.
A Facists lexicon
Whitey=A person judged on the color of their skin
Redneck = Racist comment directed at whitey
Racist= Whitey speaking
Islamphobia= Infidels speaking
Homophobia= Straits speaking
Bigot= See homophobia and Islamphobia
I wonder if I was to pop down to Queen Street, walk behind the counter of a busy shop and start waving a knife around would everyone come out in my defence claiming it to be a terrible “Misunderstanding”? Or an “overreaction from Police”? Would John Kirwan go to the media and claim it was nothing but a minor “Misdemeanor”??
New Zealanders have a strange mentality when it comes to their precious, beloved All Blacks-They literally can do no wrong.
Unfortunately for Mr Collins Japanese Police don’t give a hoot who he is….
…it should be fracking obvious…the greens oppose Oil exploration,oppose Atomic power,oppose Mining,oppose Agriculture,oppose Hydro dams,oppose Humanity period…they are the natural party of oppostion…and hopefully shall remain there.
minto, that is very cruel your fellow socialists. The fascists weren’t hung up on race so much as being nationalist. Hitler’s anti-semitism was an addition to fascism rather than a part of the original ethos.
Anyway, we all know that most British National Party members have come out of the UK Labour Party and sits slightly to the left of most Labour policies. I suggest that a better forum for your inane comment would be the Standard, as they claim to be socialists.
Longknives – “….Would John Kirwan go to the media and claim it was nothing but a minor “Misdemeanor”??”
Longknives, I heard JK on the radio saying that yesterday, but he used misdemeanour in relation to some of the players HE coached who got into trouble with the police. He was giving his opinion on how seriously the Japanese police take incidents we may regard as minor here. I don’t believe he considered Collins’ actions a misdemeanour.
I met a totally thick Islander kiwi bloke… six fucking children. He’s a total minimum wage brainless moron.
Do you want idiots who can’t spell the word ‘enough’ and have trouble spelling in English at all having mulitple children? Six kids?
The taxpayer is paying for these dumbcunts to breed… picking up the bill for these morons. No wonder there’s so many dickheads everywhere… they breed like flies with no way of paying for their next no-hoper generation.
A man died and went to Heaven. After reaching the gates to Heaven the man was talking with Saint Peter and he asked, “I know I was good during my life, and I really appreciate being brought to Heaven, but I’m really curious….what does Hell look like?”
Saint Peter thought about it a moment and finally said, “I’ll tell you what, I’ll let you see what Hell looks like before you are officially entered into Heaven. Come with me.” And so Saint Peter lead the man to an elevator and said, “Take this elevator to the very bottom floor. When the door opens you will see what Hell’s like, but whatever you do, do not get out of the elevator.”
The man said, “Thank you” and then climbed into the elevator and hit the button for the lowest floor. After nearly an hour in the elevator the doors opened and the man peered out. Before him was a lifeless, frozen wasteland. All the man could see were huge mountains of ice through blankets of snow. Remembering what Saint Peter said, the man quickly pushed the button for the top floor, the doors closed and he traveled back up to Heaven.
After returning to Heaven the man approached Saint Peter and said, “I’m ready to enter into Heaven now, but before I do I have just one more question.” “Go ahead”, replied Saint Peter, and so the man asked, “I thought Hell would be fire and brimstone, but instead all I saw was snow and ice. Is that what it’s really like?”
Saint Peter thought about this for a second and finally answered, “Snow and ice, eh? I guess the Auckland Blues finally won the Super Fifteen!!”
Yes you’d think so wouldn’t you nasska. Isn’t it a shame half of us doesn’t seem to share the same sense of humour?
I mean if I printed that out and put it on my cubicle wall, I predict only about 25% of us would LOL, another 25% would smile inwardly and walk quickly away, and 50% of us would look very dour indeed.
What’s going on?
IMO, humanity is broken. Somewhere sometime over the rainbow, way out West, something happened that none of us can point to and now we’re just not allowed to have a good old larf, ever again, lest we offend someone.
For example, how come only the Germans have a word for “pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others” when this is a very human emotion? What? We’re not “allowed” to admit it?
I just hope the next time the lefties raise the Scandinavian countries as stellar examples of pwogwessivism, someone from the Conservative side points out that according to Wiki, Schadenfreude has been calqued in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd, in Swedish as skadeglädje and in Finnish as vahingonilo.
I wonder what our new Speaker would say to that getting written into Hansard?
Humour has certainly changed over the years Reid. A number of things have influenced it & certainly the way men & women engage has been a huge influence. Tell a joke about shotgun weddings or honeymoon surprises nowadays & the best you can hope for is that your audience will fake a titter & look away.
That said there is currently no shortage of carping feminists actively seeking opportunities to be offended. Most of the purse lipped sullen misfits can be safely written off as a blight on society.
Giant strawman earlier – use a murder trial in the USA to support your religious objections to all abortions. Add a few cute comments about how lovely it would be to have Down’s syndrome children too.
I thank God that my partner spontaneously aborted at 5 months, when she caught a measles like virus that had likely affected the foetus.
And I thank God every day that we partnered in the creation and raising of a healthy baby who has grown into a healthy, happy, fully functioning young woman who is an asset to society rather than a dependant.
I thank God every day that we partnered in the creation and raising of a healthy baby who has grown into a healthy, happy, fully functioning young woman who is an asset to society rather than a dependant.
Thank God also for the presence of the helpless and the weak, that we may learn, from them.
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March 22nd, 2013 at 5:10 pm
The answer is cry like a little bitch. That’s what I did in order to survive. Great tactic, worked a treat. And it was a believable performance too because I really was in a world of pain literally surrounded by idiots. One dropkick even called in sick today… probably to avoid the evil pain of brain strain again as there was more testing to do.
If I’ve learnt anything from American Idol…. it’s that if you want stuff… turn on the waterworks. It’s worth a shot when all else fails during damage control attempts and you know the axe is about to drop on ya.
%&%&%& was exposed for his/ her lack of life skills and common knowledge with the $%%%$ ^^&^&. He/ she fucked up lots of questions and a lot were obviously not the correct answer. Just because you’ve got armfuls of qualifications from the university of buttfuck and Timbuktu doesn’t mean they’re worth a tin of shit here in NZ. If immigrants have got the pieces of paper, they are let in as ‘desirable’, but they’re like %##$#%%%. Fucking useless cunts. Unemployable beyond low wage. So it’s really just letting in more worthless foreign cunts into NZ. And I have to look at them and listen to them.
And on the planet the %%%%#@$@$@s live on- their own little one- they think they’re bloody wonderful and get insulted when you say you don’t know what on earth they’re saying, and why is it that they don’t realise that no-one can decipher their unusual speech patterns?
It’s my fucking language- it’s not for some weirdo foreigner to tell me that his/ her random English is intelligible. Clueless %$#$%. And they are all over the show these useless bastard foreigners. We’ll take every drongo foreign schmuck who picked up a textbook. Well done.
Being talked down to in a jumbled version of English by a noddy foreigner. Please.