I am bemused as to what Cunliffe will be doing on Anzac Day, having made the statement, “I would have preferred to sacrifice thousands of Allied soldiers in preference to dropping the bombs”. Then in later comments has made it clear he wants to see disestablishment of the RSA movement as it “Glorifies War” , a view his mentor Clark held also . . . strange this attitude, when both are offspring of draft dodgers. Along with capitulating to the gaggle, and falsifying his CV, he is on a hiding to nowhere. Hear tell Robertson and his deviants didn’t even bother putting the Shearer knives away, keeping them ready for the next kill!
There’s a major conflict brewing in Dunedin (or there should be) over cycle lanes versus car parks. There is a proposal to remove up to 400 car parks right through the centre of the city to accommodate safe separated cycle lanes.
Cycle safety is a real issue, but the current and potentially the next council seems to be ideologically pushing the cycle option at the expense of car users. The transport strategy states:
When implementing the SCN (Strategic Cycling Network), the provision of safe, user-friendly cycle facilities will take precedence over on-street parking on routes where there is a conflict.
And from an ODT report this morning the mayor, deputy mayor and “Greater” (Greener) Dunedin colleagues think “losing parking is a complete red herring” and “Dunedin had a ‘terrible fascination’ for car parks”.
Even if cycling increases on bad weather days, especially in winter, there will be very little cycling and walking.
Mr Thompson said the perception that there were not many cyclists in Dunedin was incorrect and there was a healthy number in the city, although he did not have statistics.
Green ideology without facts could be Dunedin’s future if the incoming council veers further left, which is quite likely.
Chris Hipkins has said of the education portfolio that he has been reappointed to:
One size does not fit all!
Does this mean that he now supports Partnership Schools, which surely are the best illustration on a non-one size fits all solution to education? And if that’s the case, has he talked this through with his new leader, who has promised the unions that Partnership Schools will be abolished should Labour win the next election?
I hate cyclists. I blasted my horn at one in rage the other day after he zoomed through a red light in front of me (I was on the green turning arrow) forcing me to brake suddenly to avoid flattening the idiot. The bright lycra-wearing prat slowed down and turned around only long enough to yell something abusive at me.
I should have run the prick down. Self righteous wankers…
I don’t know Dunedin well but I once saw a young bohemian on a longboard caning down a preposterously steep road into the central city early one morning. He didn’t seem to need a dedicated lane… or brakes.
PITTSBURGH—After noticing a newspaper article about the implementation of the upcoming Affordable Care Act, local father Andrew Panetta, 53, made an effort Monday to explain the intricacies of Obamacare to his son, sources confirmed. “It’s bullshit,” Panetta reportedly said, clarifying how insurance companies will comply with federal law in order to properly set up state-sponsored health care exchanges. “All of it. Complete and total bullshit.” Panetta went on to conclude his seven-second explanation of the expansive new health care law by saying, “I’m telling you, it’s bullshit.”
I think the defining moment of the regatta was the “timeout” when TNZ were 4 minutes or less to the line. At that point, they knew that they’d never be allowed to win the regatta, because their boat advantage at the lower speeds had been taken away. They’ll never get to sail in those conditions again, especially since Oracle saw how dominant they were in them.
Long Knives … as I often have said and more often thought with regard to cyclist antics … “My licence is more important than their lives” as I use my skill and awareness as a motorist to avoid them.
Also Skateboarders …..
Though drivers can be idiots too … like opening their doors in the face of a cyclist leading to death of cyclist …. so cycle lane big enough to avoid this is a good idea.
PG is No.9 if I bother to number the candidates that far.
RRM … you obviously missed the exciting part of him overtaking you as you both came down upper Stuart St …. not me but a freind.
My idiot was going down Harbour Terrace and after waiting a few moments to establish he was steady and true I started to overtake and he promptly swerved across in front of me URRGH!
flapper: You definitely are a pathetic little non-achieving fool. If, as you claim, you are a National Party executive, they will be in for a hiding to nowhere, if you are representative of the depth of their talents.
Carlos (639) at 10:11 am
That erotic statue is in a South Korean adult park, not in Taupo. Jeez!
Pete George – that could be a perfect point of difference for your campaign to become mayor of Dunedin – call for an adult park like the one in South Korea. Probably be a hit with any visiting cruise ships – might even make money.
Kowtow- What part of “You have one minute to talk” does that pathetic Fliss Butcher NOT understand?
She was perfectly entitled to speak/sing/pray whatever in Maori for her entire one minute if she wanted.
Seems she wants special treatment because of her Maori blood (fancy that!)
Fortunately Oamaru is a sensible wee place that doesn’t pander to such nonsense…
L,R & C- Yep. All those one-eyed patriotic wallys seem to have now reverted to type- abusing the American team on Facebook.
Some of the insults I have read this morning are bloody nasty- ‘Spithill is a wanker’ ‘Evil Larry has bought the competition’, ‘the Yanks are cheating’ etc etc…The conspiracy theorists are out in force again.
New Zealanders really can be small minded about sports.
Anyone remember the sickening report on One News last week about what ‘humble, good sports’ Kiwis are? and how ‘everyone loves us and wants to be a kiwi’? The irony was completely lost on the glassy eyed reporter responsible for such patriotic,arrogant (and completely misguided) nonsense.
“Longknives At my graduation in 2012 all the natives got five minutes while their fans did something cultural. Everyone else was on and off stage in three seconds.”
What the fuck? I remember a couple of handicapped/disabled people got a bit of extra time/applause back in my day but Maori? Sounds like things have gone completely over the top…
Christ imagine if all the Asian students got five minutes to do something ‘cultural’ at Graduation? The ceremony would last for two weeks!
hahahaha….. fuck all of that shit longknives… what about all the **total fucking pricks** talking about Auckland this, Auckland that, Auckland we’re going to do this… let’s start planning… so cocksure… ‘we’ve got this’ tone of voice and attitude.. calm and assured…I couldn’t believe it mate. That kind of talk means you’re begging to have your arse blown out of the water.
They showed shed 10 on TV and I thought ‘far out – some of these people look so feral…. I’m surprised they know which boat is theirs’. I’m not sure I wanted some of those people winning things.
I’m fairly certain it was at a volume level somewhere in the region of 95%-100% of what a human being is capable of producing too longknives… and came out of nowhere… jolting introduction to it. Maybe how a mugging might feel.
Have you noticed that there’s no native cultural thing that involves whispering and gentle quiet gestures?
Max Keiser Report
1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
3. Home considered a human right in Libya Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.
6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kick-start their farms all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it not only free but they get US$2,300/mth accommodation and car allowance.
8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion now frozen globally.
Great Man-Made River project in Libya $27 billion.
11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US$5,000
14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree
16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
Which other dictator has done so much good for his people?
THE BRUTAL MURDER of Muammar Gaddafi by Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents is an example of what happens to political leaders who defy international Jewish bankers.
Gaddafi refused to do the bidding of the Rothschild-centered global banking cartel in 5 areas:
· A Gaddafi-Centered African Union With A Common Currency
· A Gaddafi-Run Central Bank Of Libya
· A Gaddafi-Holding Of 150 Tons Of Gold
· A Gaddafi-Run Libyan Oil Industry
· A Gaddafi-Run ‘Blue-Gold’ Water Reserves
The Southland feud that led to a police botch-up by arresting Corey Vreugdenhil has blown up again. The feud between Vreugdenhil and his neighbour Cooper threatens to become the NZ version of the Hatfields v. the McCoys.
Max Keiser Report
Russia accuses US of blackmail over Syria.Russia accuses the US of trying to blackmail Moscow by threatening to hinder the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Syria unless Moscow supports a UN Security Council resolution that allows the use of force against the Arab country.
“Our American partners are beginning to blackmail us,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia’s Channel one television.
Lavrov added that “right now Western partners are trying to unceremoniously push through a resolution under (UN) Chapter 7” adding that if they were successful, Washington would “move the (chemical weapons) convention aside to advance individual, personal or geopolitical, state ambitions.”
Lavrov said “It is an absolute deviation from what we have agreed on with (US Secretary of State) John Kerry — to have an OPCW decision first and then to adopt a UN Security Council resolution supporting this decision but not based on Chapter 7.”
According to the UN charter, Chapter VII authorizes the use of force with respect to threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, and acts of aggression.
The US accepted a Russia plan to bring Syria’s chemical weapons under international control to avert growing US threats of military intervention there. Syria agreed to the Russia-US plan under which it has to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile until mid-2014. As the first phase of the deal, Damascus had until Saturday to submit a full list to OPCW of its chemical weapons and production facilities so they can be secured and destroyed. The OPCW has confirmed that the Syrian government handed over the list.
The US and some of its allies accuse Syria of launching a chemical attack which killed hundreds of people on August 21 near Damascus. Syria and Russia reject the allegation arguing that insurgents carried out the attack.
Lavrov said the US and its allies pursue a “deeply politicized approach” to the crisis in Syria. “They see the Russian-US agreement as a chance for themselves to … insist on a ‘use of force’ resolution targeting the regime and defending the opposition,” Lavrov said.
He said Western countries are intent on ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to show they “order the music” in the Middle East.
Tim, you’re a nut case conspiracy theorist who needs to start his own blog. Your references are in the main a cluster of far left idiots and you’re so piss poor at checking facts you fell for the blatantly obvious hoax on the Korean statue. Give it a rest you loon. GD has enough obsessives as it is.
“New Zealanders really can be small minded about sports.”
About a lot of things actually. It comes from being poor, and being on an island, and having a self erected Berlin Wall around themselves to shield them from alternative political ideas. Like Cuba, except this one is voluntary rather than enforced by terror.
The worst thing is their propensity to believe politicians will either save them or make life better. Such a sad fucking religion.
News Item- MPs Andrew Little, Shane Jones, David Clark, Carol Beaumont, Meka Whaitiri and Moana Mackey came to Taranaki to learn about challenges faced by the provinces.
According to Labour, this bunch of know nothing never run a business in their lives losers and professional tit suckers are going to develop a set of policies to put some “heart and resources” back into the regions.
Here is an example of the genius at work-
Whaitiri said “there needed to be more investing at regional level”.
For fuck’s sake.
The most astonishing thing is that NZers actually vote for these gormless morons to run their lives.
Re America’s Cup – according to the Herald Oracle will (may?) mount a legal challenge if TNZ wins. Does anyone know what is the implication for TNZ if this happens?
I cannot help but wonder if letting Oracle win is better than having to face the legal challenge. I hope I’m wrong, tho.
Recently Tony Abbot sacked GW guru Tim Flannery and his propaganda unit “The Climate Commission”. A whole bunch of liars and parasites off the public tit. (Well done Tony. If Only John Key had one of your testicles)
Now there are calls for the so called ABC journalists who did the propaganda for Flannery and his cohorts to also be fired. And so they should be. All those fucking lies on the taxpayer dime. Just a total disgrace.
It should happen here. The eunuch Key needs to fire Gluckman, and also take out all of the liars from RNZ and TV One. I guess we’ll see that when we see pigs piloting space craft around the sun.
The two America’s Cup events in Auckland were conservatively worth NZ$1.2 billion to the economy with economic impact reports stating a two-dollar return for each dollar invested
A further legacy of the Cup and New Zealand’s round-the-world racing successes has fuelled the NZ marine industry – now worth NZ$1.7 billion with 1000 companies employing 8000 people and 500 apprentices in training
“The money could have been used on health, education and other social services. ”
So you just want to waste it in a different area.
The great “Conservative” dream unveiled. You should run for political office Red. I am sure NZ is crying out for a authoritarian leader who considers Health, Education & Social Services less important than sailing a few boats around the harbour for shits and giggles.
You really are a man of the people. No wonder the Conservative party is storming ahead to nearly 1.5%
Except in typical knee jerk dumbarsed prog fashion he mistakes religion for race. And applauds the brutal police arrest of the so called perp. Disgusting prog bullshit from someone who regularly passes himself off as some kind of right wing influence.
Also, his great white hope for the US Presidency in 2016 (Chris Zeppelin Christie) gets a special award-
Red, what you often claim as the conservative right lurching into life is really just the death throes of an ideology rejected by the majority of people. People are not attracted to your divisive and uncaring authoritarian ideology. You can [and do] piss and moan about that, but all you are really protesting is the outcome of the democratic process.
You are so alone even people considered far right are described by you as “Disgusting progs”. You are tolerated because no one sees you as more than a impotent and bitter freak.
kowtow, I am guessing you have as much evidence for Trolls as you do your mythical God. Why can’t you accept your own mortality graciously like sensible well adjusted folk do ? It would save so much fuss and make GD far more civil
kowtow, if you ask David nicely he may start up a thread where you can call kea a troll all day. The only rule will be you can not engage the topic or provide any counter argument to kea. You can only call kea a troll.
You might need another one to hate on muslims and a romance thread for you and Red. [I hope you boys are using condoms ! ]
Bigot Bruv is just typical of the confused prog fuckwits who make up the so called right in NZ.
In fact just lame leftist pussies who have spent a life time enabling socialism and allowing politicians to introduce law after law after regulation after bylaw after rule thereby encouraging the development of the biggest most powerful government this country has ever had in its history and all the while whining like limp dicks about how they yearn for freedom. Pathetically singing Bob Dylan songs while their impotent nuts are getting crushed in the vice of leftism. Despicable dumbarsed sellouts. They make the Arab suicide pilot who flew 90 missions look like a hero.
A young priest is on his way to his new parish for the first time. As he approaches the town he sees a man in a field shagging a sheep. A few miles down the road he saw another man out in the fields frenziedly bonking a sheep. Appalled at having witnessed a second case of bestiality in less than an hour, he whispered several prayers, crosses himself fervently, and drove on.
Finally, on the outskirts of town, he caught sight of a man leaning against a tree and masturbating enthusiastically. The young priest, then and there decided grimly on the topic of his first sermon.
“As I approached this fair town,” he began that Sunday, “I witnessed three abominations. First, on the roadside a man committing an unnatural act with a sheep. Shortly thereafter was another man in a field committing the same unnatural act with another sheep! And third, at the very outskirts of this town, a man was committing an unnatural act with himself!”
A voice spoke up from somewhere in the congregation, “Aye, that’ll be old Paddy Fitzpatrick. He never could catch a sheep!”
nasska, it has actually been rather cute watching it all unfold here on KB. I loved it in the early days:
“I would never want to marry a bloke”…. “Nah me neither”… “bloody poofs”…”Yeah thrusting their big hard cocks into each other again and again and again”… “Yeah kowtow covering them in vaseline… blah blah blah”
When they first met not a day would go by without repeated flirtatious references to anal sex.
The thing about the likes of nasska and kea is they bang on about the evils of Christianity,that is where they’ve found their common ground.
Then they hurl insults loaded with homo references, all the while in the real world , evil is perpetrated by Muslims.Muslims from Europe and America. People who have grown up in the west or been given safe haven.
World’s top climate scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years
Leaked United Nations report reveals the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years
Politicians have raised concerns about the final draft
Fears that the findings will encourage deniers of man-made climate change
Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed.
A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.
The discovery of the mass graves of Mohawk children, uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute comes on the heels of videotaped evidence by eyewitness William Coombes, who in Oct. 1964 witnessed Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, visit an aboriginal school in Kamloops, British Columbia, choose 10 young aboriginal children, made them kiss her feet, and allegedly took them from the school for a picnic at a lake.
The 10 aboriginal children were never seen again. Mr. Coombes, who was to give evidence at the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) of Elizabeth Windsor’s child genocide, was murdered in Feb. 2011.
“What a sad, sick, low minded, not to forget ugly, bag of shit you are.” ~ flipper
“Ugly Truth is just a troll, as further evidenced by his persecution-delusion garbage about alleged ritual killing of Mohawk children” ~ Jack5