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Oil prices last five years

January 7th, 2015 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

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That’s such a dramatic drop in the last six months. Long may it continue.

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General Debate 7 January 2015

January 7th, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Dotcom compares US to Nazis and him to their victims

January 6th, 2015 at 7:07 pm by David Farrar

This was at the end of a series of tweets complaining about the Department of Justice seizing a car he gave to his mother, and freezing his assets  etc.

He complains there has been no trial, yet that is because he has done everything possible to stop the trial from occurring.

But considering Dotcom is known to have a signed copy of Mein Kamph, and has kept or worn other Nazi memorabilia, it is rather sickening to have him try and compare what has happened to him, to what the Nazis did to the Jews. And for good taste he points out Jews run Hollywood.

This is the guy Laila Harre and scores of others on the left were working for.

In the responses to his tweet, he has been heavily criticized by many people who said they used to support him.

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General Debate 6 January 2015

January 6th, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 5 January 2015

January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 4 January 2015

January 4th, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 3 January 2015

January 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 2 January 2015

January 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Priorities

January 1st, 2015 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Property-Rights

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General Debate 1 January 2015

January 1st, 2015 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Last post of 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 5:42 pm by Lindsay Addie

This is my last post of the year here at Kiwiblog. First thanks to DPF for having me here as a regular contributor. Second thanks to all those who read my posts US politics and especially a big thank you to those who of you took the time to comment on the numerous topics I covered.

So!

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Be back early in the new year….

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Why you should not have a gun in your purse!

December 31st, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Authorities in northern Idaho say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a Walmart store and the concealed gun fired.

Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller tells reporters that the shooting was accidental and occurred in the store in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 40 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.

If the two year old fired the gun, I’m pretty sure it was accidental. Unless she had refused to buy him a present he wanted!

If you have a gun in your purse, you should either have a very good safety on it, or not let your children rumage through it!

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General Debate 31 December 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 30 December 2014

December 30th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 29 December 2014

December 29th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Another missing plane

December 28th, 2014 at 6:39 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Search and rescue operations are underway after an AirAsia flight from Indonesian to Singapore with more than a hundred people on board lost contact with air traffic control.

Indonesian transport officials said the aircraft lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17am local time (11.17am NZT).

There were reports wreckage of the plane had been found east of Belitung Island in Indonesia.

AirAsia is a Malaysian airline. They say troubles always strike in threes. Very sad for the family and friends of the crew and passengers.

AirAsia were ranked the best low cost airline in the world in 2012. I think this is their first crash.

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General Debate 28 December 2014

December 28th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 27 December 2014

December 27th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 26 December 2014

December 26th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 25 December 2014

December 25th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 24 December 2014

December 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Ridiculous

December 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Dirty Politics has sparked another official probe – this time by the guardian of the country’s public records.

Chief archivist Marilyn Little has agreed to a call from Green MP James Shaw to investigate Prime Minister John Key for deleting text messages.

The practice came to light last month amid a furore about Key’s messages to attack blogger Cameron Slater. Key says he destroys text messages in case his phone is lost.

Shaw believes this might be breaking the Public Records Act and took it up with Little.

In a letter, she confirms she will carry out a review of record-keeping practices for Key’s texts between November 2008, when he first took office and November 2014.

The Greens seem to think it is a crime to delete a text message, if you are in Government. does this apply to the PM, or to every single person in Government? Should every state servant have their text messages archives instantly? Effing insane. Maybe if the Greens are serious about this, they could start by releasing all the text messages between Russel Norman and Kim Dotcom!

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General Debate 23 December 2014

December 23rd, 2014 at 11:49 am by Kokila Patel

Apologies for the late post – Kokila

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General Debate 23 December 2014

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 am by David Farrar
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How to close the gender pay gap!

December 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Lesbians earn significantly more than their heterosexual colleagues while gay men earn less, according to a World Bank study exposing unexpected links between sexuality and salary.

In Britain, lesbians are paid an average of eight per cent more than straight women, with the trend even more extreme in other western countries. In the US, the difference is 20 per cent.

And off memory the pay gap is around 10% in NZ, so if many more women become lesbians, the gender pay gap will be eliminated, and everyone will be happy.

Incidentally the gender pay gap in NZ was 13% in 2008 and down to 9.9% in 2014.

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