A vegan couple’s newborn died after they only fed it soy milk and apple juice. They are currently serving life in prison. (source)
Who needs saving?
After last week’s confession I have been asked how the evolution and expansion of the common law could deliver resource conservation and environmental protection.
By its nature, there’s no generic prescription but common law principles can be helpfully thought through for particular instances.
The advantage of the common law approach is its lack of prescription in favour of the consistent application of the principles of property, tort and contract law.
The common law doesn’t deliver an outcome but instead a set of rules that enables people to interact peacefully and freely while continuously discovering the best and proper use of precious resources.
That makes my head hurt. What has this got to do with whales Rodney? ’Cause we post anything about whales. It’s policy.
The Young Nats have got their remit wanting the government to remove Section 97 of the Employment Relations Act through the Norther Region conference today.
Only a few dirty lefties from the North Shore slopes were against it. Joseph Bergin (of the Devonport Local Board) and Matthew Piper should really hand in their membership cards for cuddling up to unions. They described the remit as a “gratuitous attack on unions”….Is there any other sort of attack on unions?
Joseph is now walking around the conference bending the ear of anyone who will listen at how aggrieved he is I called him a dirty leftie…well what did he xpect standing up and voicing support for unions at a National conference.
The Young Nats are pretty chuffed, as well they should be. Their press release says:
The NZ Young Nats are thrilled by the support for their remit to allow employers to take on temporary labour in the event of a strike or lockout, endorsed by the party’s Northern Convention this afternoon.
“Repealing section 97 will restore balance and fairness to the workplace,” says Northern Young Nats Chair, Brittany Raleigh. Read more »
The Captain of the Black Caps.
No, I’m not kidding.
You, or I, can no longer refer to … The Captain of the Black Caps by his actual name, unless we do so for the purposes of review, satire, or if we get a license from the NZ Herald to use, err, The Captain of the Black Caps’ name.
Don’t believe me?
What is Two Factor Verification? (Or 2FA, for the nerds)
It is when you log into a web site with a password, but then it sends you a TXT/SMS with a PIN code that you need to enter to gain proper access to the site.
And guess what?
Dotcom invented it.
The commies in Venezuela have found a solution to their massive bog paper shortage. Massive borrowing and forcing the peasants to eat less.
Venezuela’s lawmakers are rolling out plans to import toilet paper and allot a $79 million trade credit to help alleviate the country’s shortages on many basic goods.
Last week, commerce minister Alejandro Fleming promised he’d import 50 million rolls of toilet paper, but the recent overture comes in more than 10 million short, at 39 million rolls. Why exactly is unclear—the government neither addressed the discrepancy, nor has it been asked about it.
Still, the measure will help quell Venezuela’s short-term scarcity problems—besides toilet paper, milk, butter and coffee, among others—but still seems to lack long-term perspective. What happens a few months down the road when supplies diminish? Read more »