Crusading journalist Bryan Bruce has another documentary ‘Mind The Gap’ on TV3 this Thursday night, about how the middle class is being squeezed by the rich and the poor, what happened to NZ’s socialist paradise etc etc
…Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said this week she was unlikely to take much notice of Bruce’s documentary.
“I’ll be in Parliament at that time so won’t be watching, and I prefer to base policy on evidence rather than react to other people’s ideologically-driven agendas.”
Labour social development spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern said she welcomed debate on inequality…
Oh god save me from this equality shit. It just means stealing my money. TV3 is a platform for the left
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As I walked past Splash Club, a strip club in Courteney Place around 6am… pumping onto the street was ‘Hallelujah’…. if you don’t know it it’s a moving sort of a song. I said ‘that song is just so wrong for a strip club’. The reply from one of the doormen? ‘It’s our winding down song’. Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Hilarious. Straight from The Simpsons!! I said ‘ah yeah, that’s all good then. What are you playing next, a hymn?’
And then some brown street degenerates asked me for ‘spare change’. I don’t think so. I got asked for money last week too. Is it impossible to go to a CBD without getting asked for a hand-out?
“Imagine meeting this guy in 1945. Just returned from WW2 after taking a bullet to his leg and he would’ve wholeheartedly told you that the USA was the greatest country in the world. If you had asked him about Detroit, he could’ve told you about how it was “The Arsenal of Democracy” or the “Paris of the West”.
He no doubt knew what happened to Nagasaki and Berlin. Nagasaki had a nuclear bomb dropped on it, while Berlin was carpet bombed for years and then turned into the center of a proxy war between the US and Soviets for 40 odd years.
If you had asked this man in 1945 which city out of: Detroit, Berlin, and Nagasaki had the brightest future, he probably would’ve laughed and said “Obviously Detroit!”. In 1945 Detroit was >90% white and was a monument to the ability of Mankind.
Fast forward 68 years to 86% black Detroit. Financially, Morally, and spiritually bankrupt.
Nagasaki bounced back from a nuclear bomb to become the world class city it is today. In Berlin, less than 30 years have passed since it was blockaded by commies. Imagine telling this man in 1945 that black people were more destructive to civilization than nuclear weapons or communism.
Imagine telling him that he would die at the hands of two black teenagers and half the country wouldn’t give a damn. Tell him that the reason his life was so easy was because of “White privilege”.
Whatever you tell him, never tell him that he is appreciated. After all he just another old white man.”
Good comment on the cowardly murder (in the US) by two black youths of 88 year old WWII veteran Delbert Belton
Directly the result of the pro gun culture an unwillingness to even monitor who guns are sold to : conservative policy.
The collapse of industry in Detroit is a direct result of a mismanaged and protected industry: crony capitalism eating itself
Again a political fail for conservative usa: protecting USA industry leads to inefficient industry’s which failed.Detroit has lost the position of the car capital of the world due to political interference and protectionism.
Any thing else you are going to point out as a fail for conservative policy red?
A solid start today from El Guava on “cowardice”. He might have got that one right, but he still hasn’t explained why he calls Chardonnayguy “Chutneychuteguy” from behind the anonymity of his nom de plume. Is that cowardice?
Growth at any price foolish: Rod Oram
“The truth is our exports are growing more slowly than our major markets overseas; and the global financial system is stable and offering very low interest rates. So our problems are here, not out there. This is an economy deeply constrained by physical and financial limits. Our households, still among the most indebted in the OECD, are rightly saving more and consuming less. All our major exporters can grow volume only slowly, and value barely at all.
Two charts in the Reserve Bank’s current forecasts tell the story. Potential growth, the rate at which the economy can grow without causing inflation, is bumping along barely above 1 per cent: and business investment is seriously anaemic.
The government believes the constraints are physical. Its solution is to drive hard to produce more of everything at lower cost – education, skills training, resource consents, water, milk, minerals and oil to name a few.
But you can only push efficiency so far. At some point you begin to undermine the very activity you are trying to support; and inevitably you run into physical constraints.
For example, the Government has set a goal of trebling the value of food and beverage exports by 2025. But you won’t find a single thoughtful farmer or industry leader who believes that’s achievable. Perhaps a doubling might be. But that would mean at least a 75 per cent increase in the number of cows, which would do massive damage to the environment.
The Government reckons it knows better. Thanks to its disdain for environmental disciplines, it is weakening them fast so we can farm, build, and extract more and more regardless of the cost. For example, the Government has just admitted, thanks to pressure from the Greens, that it has dropped its once-every-five-years State of the Environment Report http://www.pureadvantage.org/blog/2012/11/18/growth-at-any-price-foolish-rod-oram/
“Why does Alison Mau have more credibility on political issues than anyone else? If anything she has less.”
I am so sick of being beaten about the head by these mainstream media homsexualist propagandists. First she says a person’s sexuality should have no bearing on whether they are PM or not, and then immediately after that says it would be “great” to have a queer for a PM.
“New Zealanders have shown how open minded and progressive we are,” Mau said.
FFS.. Who is that grossly offensive mainstream media jerkoff to be speaking for all NZers?
Just go away please Mau.
Interesting to see that even given the unrelenting deluge of one sided propaganda from the mainstream media, the vote on the page is running a steady two to one against a queer PM.
Note: The whole “queer as a PM” thing overlooks the difference between a homosexual and a homosexualist. Most queers these days are Marxist driven patriarchal family attacking homosexualists. (Some are not. )
I am quite happy and unashamed to say I do not want a homosexualist as PM.
Yvette yesterday …. The excessive sweetness is why we need flouridation. I avoid NZ made products for this reason. But despite being brought up in the UK during WWII and rationing I still lost most of my teeth by the time I was thirty.
Because the reality of reds sexuality is hes greatest desire is to lie under a chute with his mouth open.
Hence his fantasy over our friend Chardonnayguy and his insistence that the chute has chutney in it.
Perhaps another example of Oram not finishing race – perhaps this time at the 60m mark.
I might be wrong because I can no longer be bothered reading anything he says due to his propensity to stop when he’s got the answers he wants. But if he hasn’t canvassed the impact of irrigation and aquaculture on government’s agenda, national environmental standards that are now being rolled out, opportunities to farm more profitably and sustainably with biological farming or other farming regimes that don’t rely on what has become the traditional phosphate/nitrogen model, the commercial consequences of GE versus non GE, initiatives in new markets and value add initiatives, medium to long term commodity price forecasts, then he hasn’t done his homework (again).
Yes Iraq had chemical weapons. That was never in doubt. When an America backed Sadam attacked Iran he used chemical weapons. Inspectors have found the American backed Muslim Brotherhood have used them in Syria too.
The fact chemical weapons were used in Syria does not mean the government used them. They are under attack from imported Jiihadists backed by Obama.
I also would like to hear the logic of a nuclear power dictating what weapons others are allowed to use ! The only Middle Eastern country with real weapons of mass destruction is Israel.
But if he hasn’t canvassed the impact of irrigation and aquaculture on government’s agenda, national environmental standards that are now being rolled out, opportunities to farm more profitably and sustainably with biological farming or other farming regimes that don’t rely on what has become the traditional phosphate/nitrogen model, the commercial consequences of GE versus non GE, initiatives in new markets and value add initiatives, medium to long term commodity price forecasts, then he hasn’t done his homework (again).
Anyone able to parse that rambling load of incomprehensible excrement for me? Gawd, no wonder Key let you go Kevin, if that’s the kind of tripe you wrote for him.
was listening to open borders advocate Chris Laidlaws program on RAMSI so I decided to look at the role of population increase.
One wonders why they aren’t taught that migration benefits everyone and the diversity dividend……. or do different standards apply to “rich” NZ?
Angola and Sudan, for example, are cited by the World Bank as extreme examples of “low-income countries under stress.” The list also includes Haiti, the Central African Republic, Somalia, the Solomon Islands and Myanmar. In all of these cases, Smith says population density taxes available space and resources, thereby undermining stability. http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-2007-07-01-voa12/343044.html
Land shortages and quality: Growing population density and associated land shortages as well as a lack of land of suitable quality for agriculture have further exacerbated tension over land ownership. In the post-World War II era, rising populations have led to increasing land shortages in many areas of the Pacific. In some areas, such as Solomon Islands, population growth has led to a decrease in the size of agricultural plots and, as a consequence, cultivation cycles have become much shorter. This in turn has led to smaller crop yields and a much greater value placed on land as well as increased reluctance to allow land to be used for public or other projects.24
Many Pacific Island states face a shortage of quality agricultural land. For example, only 16% of Fiji is considered to be arable land.25 In certain areas of the Pacific, such as Papua New Guinea, high rates of migration by communities from areas of poor land quality into areas of arable land have caused tension between migrant and local communities.26 Koczberski and Curry illustrate how rapid population growth in West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea has created tension. Large-scale in-migration, in part by workers seeking employment in the palm oil industry, has led to competition for jobs and land. Rising tension has resulted in calls by locals for all migrants to be returned to their home areas and in some cases violent attacks have taken place between locals and migrants. http://www.forumsec.org.fj/resources/uploads/attachments/documents/LMCM%201_1%20COMPLETE.pdf
Seems to be a pattern here, When Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt we saw the same thing. Religious persecution of Christians and people being killed for religious crimes by the Obama backed radicals who want to establish a Sharia law state. Syria was a secular country that had no problem with Christians, who had a very long history there. The people Obama is supporting what Sharia.
“Interesting article for Sunday consumption (per W. Oil)”
Not surprising to see you Kevin pushing stuff for NZ’s most popular homosexualist blog.
I’m banned from commenting there for calling him an arsehole. That doesn’t worry me much, as I find its a site that is for some reason totally uninteresting now that the Marriage Redefinition Act has been passed.
I’m banned from commenting there for calling him an arsehole
Well, you see, there you go again. It’s quite likely, given your fixation with the male rectal passage, that he mis-interpreted your comment.
Otherwise, I must say it’s great to see you bleating like a gay bitch about being banned when you’ve previously trumpeted the fact that you reserve the right to ban anyone you like from your tatty little bog. That’s also one of the reasons that it is so funny when you bleat like a gay bitch about your treatment here. It must be frustrating though, that if you did actually ban anyone from your bog that it would drop to about 5,000,000th. Ban two people and it would probably no longer be surveyed.
‘IT IS NOT SUFFICIENT’: U.S. DOUBLES AID TO SYRIAN REBELS, WHO STILL WANT MORE
the Obama administration’s pledged to provide an additional $123 million in aid, which now for the first time can include armored vehicles, body armor, night vision goggles and other defensive military supplies.
Reds banned from commenting at whale for calling cam an arsehole after whale and co discovered fifty proxy votes for red were self inflicted wanking.
Red doesn’t care because he can come here and wank endless stupid homophobic rubbish and this being a progressive blog he has not yet been banned.
If he just stayed on true blue were he is totally ignored by everyone it would make more sense than ongoing futile battling of windmills on here.
Have any Kiwibloggers seen that Lingerie Football League on channel 54.
To say that it is eye catching would be a severe understatement.
Can one imagine the groans and carry on from ugly feminists in our country if rugby union was to do such a show. The first person to get the sack would be the director who insists on those from behind camera shots at the line of scrimmage.
HE started the day with the sombre announcement that the campaign had been suspended so he could focus on urgent talks about the Syria crisis.
What the Prime Minister didn’t say was that he had his taxpayer funded VIP jet waiting so he could fly home to Brisbane for the afternoon to appear on a cooking show, Kitchen Cabinet, , billed as an opportunity to watch politicians cook dinner in exchange for “a bring-a-plate dessert and a cheeky glass of wine” …
The US Navy has sent an extra missile warship to the Mediterranean as President Barack Obama considered his options for a possible military strike on Syria in response to a gas attack that has killed hundreds.
Here is an option for the power crazed African warlord. Stop supporting radical Muslim fundamentalists who are trying to impose Sharia law on a stable secular country. How about minding his own business, he has some real problems back home ?
I hope Russia,China and Iran square off against this latest bit of warmongering. Then it will get interesting.
Whereas the liberal media does its best to convince its gormless followers that the Republican Party needs to become more “Progressive” to stay popular, a poll of Republicans says the opposite. Given the choice between a more moderate course and a more conservative one, 54 percent of polled Republicans choose a more conservative one, while 41 percent choose moderation.
And asked about whether their party has compromised too much, too little or just the right amount, Republicans split into three pretty equal camps. Just 29 percent say it hasn’t compromised enough.
Republicans want their party to become more conservative…
Does this mean by moving to more traditional right wing economics, small government and less intrusion in peoples life’s?
Or (as I suspect) does it mean?
More religion (despite the framers being clear about a clear separation between church and state)
More guns, because not enough morons in the USA have guns.
More beating up on those pesky coloured folk.
More money for the armed forces despite already having enough fire power to wipe out everybody on the planet.
More legislation to outlaw stem cell research.
I do find it hilarious that the party Bedwetter wants to see in government is (according to him) the party of small government unless that happens to have something to do with religion or science. Any party that wants to force lies (religion, Jesus etc) down the throats of children and cover up undeniable truth (science) does not have any idea what small government is all about.
Where as red posts propaganda a quick perusal of his above survey says.
65% of Republican votes say the party needs to address major problems.
59% of all republican voters and 67% of those 18-39 say the party needs to reconsider some positions.
The party’s insistence that agw is a hoax will make it more and more unelectable into the future until their policy changes to reflect reality.
Not doing this will lead to the eventual demise of the Republican party. A result that will be good for America and the world.
Republican party = Give more money and power to filthy rich friends in exchange for support of the party and fuck everyone else. The poor tea party saps like red buy into this wholesale at the cost of their own living standards.
big bruv, most of the gun crime is from those pesky coloured folk you mentioned. The greatest gun crime of all is from the black president, along with drones and bombs. Are you seriously suggesting private citizens are the greatest risk ? That is laughable.
Shock Poll: Meteorologists Are Global Warming Skeptics
A recent survey of American Meteorological Society members shows meteorologists are skeptical that humans are causing a global warming crisis. The survey confirms what many scientists have been reporting for years; the politically focused bureaucratic leadership of many science organizations is severely out of touch with the scientists themselves regarding global warming issues.
The party’s insistence that agw is a hoax will make it more and more unelectable into the future until their policy changes to reflect reality.
Rasmussen poll: Majority of Americans skeptical of global warming science
Although White House spokesman Robert Gibbs may think “quite frankly” that most Americans believe global warming is not “in dispute anymore,” Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll contradicts him. The new poll reveals that:
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Americans believe that there continues to be “significant disagreement within the scientific community over global warming”; and
“Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s Very Likely. Just 26% say it’s not very or not at all likely that some scientists falsified data.”
Rasmussen concludes that the skepticism of the American people is not related to the recent release of Climate Research Unit emails in the ‘Climategate’ scandal because “[j]ust 20% of Americans say they’ve followed news reports about those e-mails Very Closely, while another 29% have followed them Somewhat Closely.”
Progressives constantly accuse the Republican Party as being the party of “wealth and privilege,” while selling themselves as the party of the “common man.”
Yet the facts paint an entirely different picture.
According to labor statistics, in “blue” states with a majority of Democrats, the average income is $100,000. While in “red” states with a majority of Republicans, the average income is $30,000.
The biggest supporter of the Democrat Party, George Soros, is a billionaire. The other major supporters are Hollywood elites.
Among the wealthiest presidents to occupy the White House are:
John F. Kennedy (D): $20 million ($124 million today)
The Kennedy Trust: $400 million ($2.6 billion today)
Lyndon Johnson (D): $14 million ($82 million today)
Herbert Hoover (R): $8 million ($88 million today)
Franklin Roosevelt (D): $1 million ($11 million today)
In the 2004 presidential election, the order of wealth, starting with the wealthiest, was as follows:
1) John Kerry (D): Billionaire ($1.2 -$ 3.3 billion!) – includes Heinz Ketchup fortune
2) John Edwards (D): Millionaire ($70 million)
3) Dick Cheney (R): Millionaire ($50 million)
4) George W. Bush (R): Millionaire ($15 million)
When you hear Democrats complain about “Republican” wealth, note that John Edwards’ wealth alone exceeds the wealth of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney COMBINED.
If Republicans are “the party of the rich,” how come “the rich” elect Democrats? While the first half of the question is conventional wisdom, the second half is congressional fact. At the risk of letting facts get in the way of a good story, here they insist on showing exactly the opposite of what most people think.
According to calculations of states’ average incomes, those states with the highest average overwhelmingly elect Democrats to Congress. This iconoclastic insight was underscored by a recent USA Today ranking of the states by their population’s average income.
The top five states in the ranking were: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York. Together these five states have 8 Democratic senators (and 1 Independent and 1 Republican) and 48 Democratic House members (and 16 Republicans).
The starkness of the contrast is evidenced by Congress’s current configuration. The Senate has just a 53-47 Democratic majority, while the House has a 241-192 Republican majority.
Not only does the theory that the rich elect Republicans ring false, just the opposite prevails. The bottom five states in the listing were Mississippi, Idaho, Utah, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Together these five states have 7 Republican senators (and 3 Democrats) and 12 Republican House members (and 4 Democrats).
So, the highest per capita income states had an 80% Democratic Senate ratio and 75% Democratic House ratio; while, the states with the lowest per capita income had a 70% Republican Senate ratio and a 75% Republican House ratio.
Facts, it is said, are stubborn things. But they are nothing compared to “conventional wisdom.” In this case it mulishly maintains “conventional” at the expense of “wisdom.” Conventional wisdom is not simply wrong in its oversimplification, it is “loud wrong.”
Instead of cutting and pasting swaths of extreme right wing bollocks, an exercise:
My Top Ten Albums of All Time so Far.
1. Automatic for the People REM
2. Let it Bleed The Rolling Stones
3. Back in Black ACDC
4. Dusty In Memphis Dusty Springfield
5. Velvet underground with Nico Velvet underground
6 Kaya Bob Marley
7 London Calling The Clash
8. Inside Out Graham Brazier
9. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams
10.Field Commander Cohen Leonard Cohen
No Red, this is general debate. Secondly, whats posted here has precisely fuck all to do with you. One person can if he wishes tell me what to do on here and he is not a broken arse living in Tauranga.
And again you have proved what I said yesterday, you don’t even have original thoughts its all crap from conservonutters.
Yes, general debate on a political blog, which is also why you and your idiot buddy Narsekissa are out of line with your pathetic joke sessions every night. You treat this blog as if its some kind of prepubescent chat room.
And you treat it as a mouth piece for your extreme and unsupported political views.
If DPF has a problem with jokes or whatever is posted its up to him not some authoritarian, dinosaur, reject from the fifty’s.
Red, I see arse is featuring again in your comments when referring to Nasska, you have got an issue haven’t you?
And again Red when DPF says no jokes it will stop, but what you aren’t getting is no one cares what you think, no one, you are just the same as the rest of us, filling in a bit of time and generally learning a few things along the way (I hope that’s the way you look at it)
Abbey Road – Beatles
White Album – Beatles
Grace – Jeff Buckley
Strange Mercy – St Vincent
Night at the Opera – Queen
So – Peter Gabriel
Goodbye Yellowbrick Road – Elton John
Discovery – ELO
Purple Rain – Prince
Lodger – David Bowie
Started in 1984, Journal of Creation brings you in-depth, peer-reviewed comment, reviews and the latest research findings that relate to origins and the biblical account of Creation, the Flood and the Fall.
Great albums Pauleastbay and Griff.
There is no way I could restrict myself to ten albums, so I will cheat a little bit and mention bands.
Firstly anything by Radiohead. Their first album is very much a band developing a sound, but from “The Bends” onwards, absolutely amazing (yes, even “King of Limbs”!). Best album is “Kid A” with “OK Computer” a close second.
Next anything by “The Smiths”. Their first album is their weakest by far but still has a great second half. Everything else after that is superb.
The three in a row albums by Public Enemy at their peak “It takes a nation of millions…”, “Fear of a black planet”, “Apocalyse 91…”. Absolutely fearless.
Anything from the second half of “The Beatles” catalogue, say 1966 onwards, when they broke away from being a ‘boy band’ and made music that defined an era.
Album I keep coming back to: Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
In support of AGW you quote people scientists and governments who believe in AGW.
We underline that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We
emphasise our strong political will to urgently combat
climate change in accordance with the principle of
common but differentiated responsibilities and respec
tive capabilities. To achieve the ultimate objective
of the Convention to stabilize greenhouse gas concentr
ation in the atmosphere at a level that would
prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with
the climate system, we shall, recognizing the
scientific view that the increase in global temperatur
e should be below 2 degrees Celsius, on the basis of
equity and in the context of sustainable devel
opment, enhance our long-term cooperative action to
combat climate change. We recognize the critical imp
acts of climate change and the potential impacts of
response measures on countries particularly vulnerab
le to its adverse effects and stress the need to
establish a comprehensive adaptation programme including international support
the Copenhagen Accord lists the following 114 Parties agreeing to the Accord:*
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Zambia.
As of 2007, when the American Association of Petroleum Geologists released a revised statement, no scientific body of national or international standing rejected the findings of human-induced effects on climate change
Provide the dissenting governments or scientific bodies wing nut.
Not www Factsoutmyarse.com your drag from you fevered imagination.
Just started listening to The Smiths again after years of being put off by the not most uplifting lyrics going around.
Reading a book at the moment ” Black Vinyl, White Powder by Simon Napier- Bell. He says Morrissey was a strange strange dude until he went on stage and just blew everyone away who thought the band had no future.
@Kea: Read the first paper that Taylor links to. Of the 1077 out of 40,000 respondents to the survey of engineers and geoscientists involved in the Alberta oil industry, 99.4% agreed that the climate is changing. 36% of them conclude that humans are primarily responsible, with a further 32% concluding that there’s both human and natural causes. 24% believe natural causes are more than human causes.
Apparently this is enough for Taylor to conclude that a majority of scientists are skeptical of the global warming crisis.
I’ll leave it to you to debunk the second one.
A simple rule to live by: If you’re reading a commentator or opinion piece on science in the media, you’re almost certainly reading conclusions that are plain wrong.
Griff, I have provided you with equally strong evidence for the existence of God. I would have thought you were heading to Church by now ?
As for that tired old AGW thing; all you have produced are arguments from authority [self appointed authorities declared by fiat] and appeals to the popular. What we have not seen is empirical evidence, only models of what is “gonna” happen.
Creation is all around you everyday Griff and billions and billions of people believe in God. You have both empirical evidence for God and peer reviewed scientific papers. Yet you deny the facts.
The Smiths are misunderstood. Their lyrics have a lot of black humour.
I’ve thought of a few individual albums:
Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ten – Pearl Jam
Pornography – Cure
Leftism – Leftfield
In Utero – Nirvana
The Colour of Spring – Talk Talk
Funeral – Arcade Fire
Odelay – Beck
Green – REM
Post – Bjork
leftyliberal, relax, I have “faith” that AGW is real now. It is a revealed truth. And I am also no longer an atheist. Now I simply listen to scientists, but only those with self interest in their area of study.
But don’t worry folks. The AGW cult is actively working to turn the clock back to way way before the 1850′s, so we can once again die in our 20′s and have 60% infant mortality, with even less making it to old age .
1. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
2. Sgt Peppers – The Beatles
3. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
5. The White Album – The Beatles
6. Strange Days – The Doors
7. Animals – Pink Floyd
8. Hard Rain – Bob Dylan
9. Just One Night – Eric Clapton
10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal – Lou Reed
Of course 1-10 and more could just be Bob Dylan albums, but that would seem a little unfair.
The last three are live albums and so are each selections from multiple albums, but great listening – IMHO you’ll not get better versions of Maggie’s Farm, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again or Idiot Wind than on Hard Rain; Blues Power or Cocaine than on Just One Night; or Sweet Jane, Heroin or White Light/White Heat than on Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.
The is little doubt that Assad got the Gas from Saddam Hussein. It was trucked directly from Iraq to Syria, which is why the US forces found empty specialist carrying trucks in the desert between the countries.
Remember it was similar gas used by Saddam to gas the Kurds.
It is possible that Russia is behind Assad’s troops – unofficially of course – to force Obama to get into the shitty conflict.
Putin would like nothing more that to drop Obama into the mire, goading Obama to keep his promise that Gas would be the last straw.
You really do have to enjoy the guitar to appreciate Animals. Not exactly my politics, but an excellent blend of message and great music – mainly Waters’ work I believe. (It was a close run thing to pick Animals over Wish You Were Here)
Now Nashville Skyline is a peach – love the duet with Johnny Cash on Girl from the North Country and One More Night is a great little country-infused song.
Paulus , your post is so full of assumptions I hardly know where to begin.
1. Where is the evidence Assad is behind the gas attack ?
2. Obama is quite openly supporting the Muslim Brotherhoods overthrow of Assad, so they can install Sharia law.
3. Saddam was backed by America when he used gas, in his attack on Iran. He may have had some left over, which the American backed Saddam used on the Kurds.
4. Obama has made other accusations of the Syrian army using gas against the jihadist mercenaries attacking the country. Independent investigations have found, IN ALL CASES, evidence the Obama backed Muslim Brotherhood had used the chemical weapons.
None of this information is hard to find. I think you are simply parroting local pro Obama media.
Going by the music tastes of these clapped out old hippie fuckwits you’d be right there. No wonder NZ is in the shit, the country is dragged down by a bunch of pot headed pony tail wearing losers who haven’t got a clue how to do anything productive.
I fear for him frankly. He seems to be undergoing a full on man arse anal implosion. Completely losing it over on the gay PM thread. Back to “chutney” as well ; he just seems to have a mind completely full of man arse. He’s had a gay bitch about the W. Oil banning, been proxy voting now he’s trying to dictate editorial policy. Probably penning his grievances to the headmaster and bottling his urine as I type.
Must have another listen to “Animals” (Pink Floyd). “Dogs” seems to go on a bit long in my opinion. Love “Sheep” though.
Poor Redbaiter – don’t you know that music tames the savage beast. The world is a lot better place with all that wondersul music from those creative “hippies”.
Still redbaiter may have a point – maybe we are all living in the past. Is there any great music from the 21st century?
I’ve mentioned Radiohead. Let me add Kings of Leon, Kasbian, The Black Keys and yes even Coldplay. Others?
In an interview Iraq veteran and West Point history Professor Colonel Gian Gentile concludes:
It is a fair criticism that Crispin Burke makes… however, I might offer the answer that sometimes there aren’t military solutions to these problems in the world. My answer in Afghanistan was to do strategy better [i.e., as explained in the book: destroying bin Laden's followers with a much smaller force concentrated against the few al-Qaeda left after the Taliban had been removed in 2002.] But my critics seem to be saying that I can’t have a strategy in the negative—or in other words, a strategy that says military force just won’t work in a given situation. Instead, in the end, I think many of my critics just won’t accept there are limits to what military power can accomplish.
I hope this book offers a different way to view the last 10 years of Iraq and Afghanistan and helps to answer questions about a very, very powerful narrative that I think is fundamentally flawed. Hopefully then we can be careful and cautious the next time when we think about putting our military forces in places like Syria or Yemen or anywhere else.
I never stopped calling him that. The real idiocy of your obsessive behaviour is your apparent belief it will change anything I do. You’re a completely insane fool. You’ve got nothing to say on any subject. All you ever offer is cowardly false allegations. What the fuck would make you think I’d take one bit of notice of your fucking deranged obsessive and endless whining?
Here is one of the people Kowtow rain hate on every day. Another great TED talk.
In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.
The Beirut Marathon is the largest running event in the Middle East. May El-Khalil founded it as an instrument of peace
Except I don’t always respond to the obsessive loser. If I did this and every other thread would be littered with pointless crap, even more so than it is right now.
Don’t think he’s anything new, for fuck’s sake, I’ve been battling against you cowardly Progs and your determination to have a totalitarian style control over our culture for a decade or more. Why would I change now?
I repeat, I don’t care. The real issue is that the ideas are put out there, for if it wasn’t for Redbaiter and a few others, you poor sick caged lab animals would never hear of or consider an idea outside the Berlin wall of Progressivism.
There are 3,200 utilities that make up the U.S. electrical grid, the largest machine in the world. These power companies sell $400 billion worth of electricity a year, mostly derived from burning fossil fuels in centralized stations and distributed over 2.7 million miles of power lines. Regulators set rates; utilities get guaranteed returns; investors get sure-thing dividends. It’s a model that hasn’t changed much since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. And it’s doomed to obsolescence
An unusually frank January report by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the utilities trade group, warned members that distributed generation and companion factors have essentially put them in the same position as airlines and the telecommunications industry in the late 1970s. “U.S. carriers that were in existence prior to deregulation in 1978 faced bankruptcy,” the report states. “The telecommunication businesses of 1978, meanwhile, are not recognizable today.” Crane prefers another analogy. Like the U.S. Postal Service, he says, “utilities will continue to serve the elderly or the less fortunate, but the rest of the population moves on.”
Griff, so you reckon only the “the elderly or the less fortunate” are going to use electricity. Because in your bright new world electricity is ” doomed to obsolescence”.
Seriously, you really need to lay off the weed. Most of the damage can not be reversed from your years of drug abuse, but if you continue with this past 50 your loss of function is going to make life hard for you. You have deteriorated noticeably in recent months and a tipping point has been reached.
By the way, why do you not refer to oil and coal as organic fuels ? That is exactly what they are and release no more CO2 than burning other organic fuels like sustainable organic wood grown by hippies.
Griff, I used to think you were mistaken. Then I thought you a liar. Both are true, but now I see you have actually gone down the same path as Ugly and totally lost it. Did you get raped by a coalminer or something ?
nasska, Arab girls are unlikely to be whores, so it is completely different to here in the West. Attractive Arab women usually find other ways to make it in the world, aside from spreading their legs. I know it is a hard idea for a Kiwi to grasp
Just had a quick look at Rollings Stones top 10 albums of all time & seriously they’re living on another planet, I’m born in 70 which doesn’t exactly make me a babe in the woods, but 4 Beatles, 2 Dylan, 1 Stones , 1 Beach Boys, 1 Marvin Gaye all pre 72 & 79′s bloated London Calling by The Clash making up the top 10 really shows how out of touch & irrelevant Rolling Stone has become, FFS they even got the wrong Stones album, Let it Bleed is pick of that purple patch, those glorious 4 albums they produced late 60′s early 70′s.
Read the link though the spittle kea and you will see it does not discus the demise of a civilization reliant on electricity it points out that grid parity is achievable in solar power. It also points out it is now in a significant proportion of the usa and else where and will only become more so. A diversified smart grid like our diversified smart communication Vis-à-vis the funking internet vrs postal service analogy.
It is the future to those of us not caught in the 1840 coal industry time warp of yours.
The purpose of this website is to present information about a remedy for judicial fraud which occurs in New Zealand courts when they are unable to obtain jurisdiction by consent. In September 2011 Judge Richard Russell admitted to comitting fraud, and he said that it was due to “the rules”. The fraud related to his misrepresentation of the facts regarding the existence of a pleading.
Ugly you have never given us the details of this fraud. I had a good look around your site for clues, but got distracted by articles about Chemtrails and stuff. Do you think the Judge Russel is tied in with the chemtrail conspiracy and maybe fluoride too ?
Consideration of the nature of the fraud is essential in finding a remedy. Although I have no definite knowledge of the rules that Judge Russell spoke of, I would expect that they prescribe that a plea must be entered when there is no contractual or delictual obligation on the part of the defendant. Since district court actions are in personam, if an obligation does not exist then one must be induced, typically by obtaining a plea from the defendant (this could be described as obtaining jurisdiction by consent). In order to avoid ambiguity, by “defendant” I mean the party who is likely to bear any penalty arising from the action, not the person charged with the offence(s). Another possible interpretation is that Judge Russell was referring to the Summary Proceedings Act, which makes no provision for parties which fall outside of the authority of parliament. Following this line of reasoning, I would have been deemed to be a natural person (who is obliged to plead), and since I didn’t, a plea was entered in order to maintain consistency with the legal fiction.
Ah yes kea and how much experience do you bring to this particular debate?
On second thoughts the concept of a smart grid and the impact and history of modern technology is beyond Kea’s simple world view .
A picture is worth a thousand words.
This graph compares the price history of solar energy to conventional energy sources. The comparison is striking. This is what a disruptive technology looks like. While conventional energy prices remained pretty flat in inflation adjusted terms, the cost of solar is dropping,fast, and is likely to continue doing so as technology and manufacturing processes improve. http://www.resilience.org/articles/General/2013/04_Apr/disruptive-solar.png
Although I have no definite knowledge of the rules that Judge Russell spoke of…
Yes I had figured that out.
Another possible interpretation is that Judge Russell was referring to the Summary Proceedings Act, which makes no provision for parties which fall outside of the authority of parliament.
That is because no one does fall outside the authority of parliament. As you clearly found out.
I have seen you guys in Court and frankly it is pathetic and embarrassing to watch. They are clearly not very intelligent people and have given little thought to their position. Yet they assume a fake air of superiority and intelligence which is not supported by their arguments. I know of at least one government Ministry which no longer even answers letters from you people, let alone your demands for fees and endless documents.
Expect tolerance for this crap to get even lower as the number of benefit bludging dope smoking “freemen” increases.
Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers
Lou Reed- Transformer
Sex Pistols- Never Mind the Bollocks
The Beatles- Revolver
T-Rex- Electric Warrior
AC/DC-Back in Black
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Guns N Roses- Appetite for Destruction
Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
Judas Priest- British Steel
Griff, so why do solar companies need billions and billions and billions is subsidies ?
And why do they still go broke ?
“Ah yes kea and how much experience do you bring to this particular debate?”
I have forgotten more about this than you are every going to learn. Putting up a few solar panels at home does not make you an expert on anything. It is actually an incredibly inefficient way to produce power to have each home with its own power plant, regardless of the mode of generation. But good on you for doing it and I would be “off the grid” in a flash if I could.
This is not the USA, we do not have an oath of allegiance.
Ignorant much, Kea?
Promissory oaths and affirmations
17 Oath of allegiance
The oath in this Act referred to as the oath of allegiance shall be in the form following, that is to say:
I, [specify], swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her [or His] Majesty [specify the name of the reigning Sovereign, as thus: Queen Elizabeth the Second], Her [or His] heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.
I have forgotten more about this than you are every going to learn.
I see putting in off grid systems as a hobby, living off grid for 6 years and recently designing and building a solar heated home is trumped by your certainty that solar and alt energy dont work.
Seems that I would disagree with the reason being from personal experience they do and the proof is I have done it.
Air breezemarine 160w of solar 600amphours of storage, direct water cooled 12v fridge freezer, led lighting, 12v direct laptop, cell phone based nett. 2500w inverter if I need to power up the iron or anything thing else 240v. bottle gas for cooking and water heating.
Not on the grid Not plugged into copper in the middle of Auckland city.
No sweet cheap as and getting cheaper
My power bill is $2500 for new batteries every ten funcking years $250 a year. Next good contract and I am going to blow a few grand on lipo batteries and that will be it for decades
Did I mention no rates, the best view in Auckland, catch fresh fish out the bedroom window and no doorknocking weirdos.
Teen girls row past my Hatch window every morning with a wet sweaty and friendly wave.
And your knowledge and experience consist of kea ? watching Glenn Beck does not make you an expert it makes you an idiot.
Ugly, no you do not offer it. You DEMAND it. That is another feature of your “system”. The rantings of 8th century kings and imaginary beings are preferred over the considerations of elected representatives.
Good luck trying to promote that alternative to our legal system
Kea you dont have a point
you are a pointless waste of space.
The sooner you return to the country of your ancestors the better for all concerned.
Hopefully you fight on the side of right and die gloriously for your fatherland. Allah Akabur!
Griff, you forgot to answer the question about why solar needs billions and billions of subsidies and still goes broke, when it is so wonderfully economic ? Making personal attacks on me does not answer that and fools no one.
Re your 8:28pm. She’s blaming NATO, America and Israel for what’s happening with the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. I can understand America and NATO as they appear to have a Manchurian Candidate in charge, but it makes no sense for Israel to be supporting an Islamic fundamentalist overthrow of an apparently secular government.
it makes no sense for Israel to be supporting an Islamic fundamentalist overthrow of an apparently secular government.
Lucy, I have considered that myself, along with the bizarre spectacle of the US supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. I really do not know the answer. But I suspect Israel wants to see Syria and the surrounding Muslim countries weakened. The US would not be doing this without the approval of Israel. The US is fighting proxy wars for Israel.
Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood is not weakening the surrounding Muslim countries – it’s like lighting the fuse and waiting for the subsequent explosion. If you’re in the zone, no way would you be wanting to set something like that off. So again, it makes absolutely no sense for Israel to be behind all this, unless they were stark raving mad and suicidal as well.
London Calling – The Clash
The River – Bruce Springsteen
Funhouse – The Stooges
In This Light and on this Evening – The Editors
Interpol – Interpol
The Pretenders – The Pretenders
The Stones Roses – The Stone Roses
George Best – The Wedding Present
Entertaining Friends – Buzzcocks
Parklife – Blur
Pauleastbay (4,088) Says:
August 25th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Just started listening to The Smiths again after years of being put off by the not most uplifting lyrics going around.
Reading a book at the moment ” Black Vinyl, White Powder by Simon Napier- Bell. He says Morrissey was a strange strange dude until he went on stage and just blew everyone away who thought the band had no future.
I saw Mozz last year, superb showman, great delivery and I walked away with my gob wide open going “oh wow”
Thats the mark of a good concert or any form of entertainment
We may trust the prime minister, but we don’t necessarily believe him.
A majority of New Zealanders do not fully believe what John Key says, despite rating him as a strong and effective leader whom they trust to run the country, the latest Fairfax Media-Ipsos poll testing voters’ attitude to our political leaders shows.
Asked if they fully believed what Key said, 58.6 per cent said no and just 23.5 per cent yes.