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  • Tony Norriss

    There was a post recently about whaleoil being blacklisted in europe.

    I am in london at the moment and can get whaleoil here (obviously). Off to france next. I will see if I can also get whaleoil there. Will let you know of my success.

    • Sally

      I got WO in Hungray, Austria and Germany with no problems.

    • Isherman

      We can’t have our readers travel the world and not know whats going on now, can we? :)

    • Jp

      i believe its on google searches its blacklisted

      • johcar

        And only specific threads, I believe…

    • Effluent

      I was in France in July and had no problems.

  • Korau

    The scab that is Clintons private email server has been lifted a little with the release of an FBI report.

    The various parties are posturing and dancing around it, depending on their political and professional stances. The main points:

    Clinton had a concussion and blood clot and can’t remember certain things.

    Clinton contacted former Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2009 to ask about his use of a personal BlackBerry phone.In his reply to Clinton via email, Powell told Clinton to “be very careful” because the work-related emails she sent on her BlackBerry could become public record.

    At least 81 email threads contained information that was classified at the time, although the final number may be more than 2,000,

    Read more : http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-concussion-fbi-report-495401

    This is one of the millstones around Hillary’s neck, and could still be her undoing.

    • waldopepper

      if the yanks vote in someone who is not only complacent about security, but goes out of her way to get around the protocols, they will have no one to blame but themselves.

      • Huia

        This woman should not be standing for the High Office of President.
        She lies all the time = tells voters she is honest
        Big time corruption by using the Clinton Foundation = tells voters she will stamp out corruption.
        Is obviously mentally deficient = tells voters her health is perfect
        Has used her position for personal gain = despite the evidence denies the obvious.
        Preaches sympathy to Muslims and Terrorists = has a Muslim lover /PA.
        Sold Uranium to the Russians = Denies it and blames others.
        Stands on a stack of murdered people who had information they shouldn’t = says they committed suicide or had accidents, (hard to commit suicide with three shots to the back of the head.
        The USA is not the country it was thanks to the Obama and Clinton’s.
        The list of crimes associated with the Clintons is phenomenal. Unbelievable that people still support her.

    • Blueburd

      They have also found 15000 more emails she didn’t hand over. She had 13 different devices and used bleachbit to destroy what she claims were emails about yoga and wedding plans. Is strange you would want to permanently destroy emails about yoga and wedding plans

  • waldopepper

    lol, i see this headline overnight “Thousands of protesters rallied in London and other British cities Saturday to oppose the country’s plan to leave the European Union”.

    three words come to mind. gate. horse. bolted.

    what is it with the younger generation. do they not understand democracy ? ironically if they had shown the same enthusiasm they are now showing after the fact, and put down the xbox, got out of bed and voted when it mattered, things might be different. but what happened at brexit was the people that thought it was important made the effort and voted !

    its called democracy in action. best get used to it gen y.

  • Carl

    Hope all the fathers out there have a great day. (pic)

  • Slightly flawed.

    I had to just LOL listening to a short piece on one of the American news channels claiming Trump’s new campaign manager is under fire for anti semetic comments. One would have thought the MSM would have been happy if this were the case, because it is the MSM that are the biggest anti semites of all.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY
    Dudes keep real manhood alive n kicking.
    Girls/mums can do too but just a few things look better and simply are better coming from a bloke/dad:
    Get the truck dirty
    Put on the gum boots
    Take the dog hunting/fishing (with the rod/gun – license of course)
    Dig the vege garden
    Swagger
    Offer your seat, open the door & take your hat off at the table for the lady
    Look after your animals well
    …because
    You’re a bloke, a dad & some one little person(s) is listening, watching & learning

    HAVE A FAB DAY :-)

    • Duchess of Pork

      Backing the boat into the lake seems to precipitate fewer divorces too.

  • George

    I’m bracing myself for this evening’s stag do. There is part of me who feels honoured that my son would request the company of his old man at his stag do, but having said that, I think I would rather be at the debriefing the following day than be part of the debauchery. The best man is a creative genius and has the evening map out in minute detail. It is top secret, but knowing the best man, it will be eventful. Twenty young men from the four corners of the glode meet in Bali for a stag do – what could possibly go wrong?

    The girls are much more civilised. Their hen evening starts at four pm. They have booked out a massage parlor where each of them will get the works head to toe and then they head off to a special evening of fine dining and entertainment. I think I would rather go with them.

    It has been a delightful few days as more of the guests arrive and especially greeting our daughter and husband from Wales who we haven’t seen in two years. It only took a few minutes and it was like we had never been apart.

    • hookerphil

      What could possibly go wrong? Well actually to my mind it appears quite a lot can go wrong in Bali, Denis Waterman used to be the minder for George, perhaps George is now to be the minder?

      • Wasapilot

        Do not be lulled into thinking the hens will be more civilised George. Picture them downing a yard glass filled with a cheeky little Pinot Gris.

    • Minnie Mouse

      What could go wrong in Bali? Heaps. Boys on the booze, drugs planted etc. etc. We read about it all the time. It is your job, George, to keep the young men under control. Have fun.

    • Richard

      A Stag in Bali you say…You should film it and sell the content for ‘The Hangover IV’

      • johcar

        … or, failing being able to sell it, at least use the footage for personal gain….

  • Huia

    To all the Whaleoil fathers,
    Happy Fathers Day, I hope your day is special.
    Billy Graham says it far better than I can.

  • XCIA

    In Auckland, we call it peak hour traffic.

  • crunchyfrog!

    Among other things, I was given a copy of this poem today…

    Here’s to the Fathers…

    (Mitch Albom, 1996, The Detroit News)

    Here’s to the fathers, who always begin,
    on the outside of children, but looking in.
    Such curious men snapping cameras like mad,
    recording the moment, they turn into “Dad.”

    Here’s to the fathers, who put in their time,
    who don’t say to mother’s ‘that’s your job, not mine’.
    Who wipe chins and noses and never say “won’t”
    who do with the diapers, what some fathers don’t.

    Here’s to the fathers who manage to stay
    when so many fathers are turning away.
    When so many run, leaving families to rot,
    here, then, a cheer, for those who do not.

    Here’s to the fathers whose big money dreams,
    die in the comer while their baby screams.
    And yet without anger, dread or regrets,
    they comfort the child, hold it close to their chests.

    And as the child grows, they grow with it too,
    learning a depth that they never knew.
    And soon they are older, their hair slightly gone,
    chasing two children around the front lawn.

    Or car-pooling teams to Little League games,
    buying them hamburgers after it rains.
    They mend broken dolls and fix broken wheels,
    they cringe when their daughters, try their first pair of heels.

    They reach in their pockets, but never keep count,
    they pay dear for parenthood awful amounts
    They postpone their plans to sail across seas,
    instead they sing “Barney” and bandage skinned knees.

    Here’s to the fathers who get off the phone,
    to hear their sons practice their new saxophone
    Who leave work to see their daughter’s recital
    Here’s to the heroes, who work without title.

    For this is a world now full of neglect,
    with everyday stories of lives that are wrecked.
    Of fatherless children who take up with guns
    to kill other children of fatherless sons.

    Divorce shattered families, childhood’s derailed,
    mothers still waiting for checks still un-mailed
    You wonder what wrongs these souls ever did
    to make a grown man turn away from his kids.

    So here’s to the fathers who won’t compromise
    who see a light shining in their children’s eyes
    And feel a rare glow as if from a gem
    and know that once someone saw this glow in them.

    For all the good boys they have raised in the world
    for all the examples they set for their girls
    For all the loved children whose stories they’ll tell
    Here’s to the father’s that taught them so well.

    Happy Father’s Day!

  • Malcolm

    Whilst Dotcom has a number of undeclared offences (some I believe drugs related) that could easily have been used to deport him back to Hong Hong from were he had to leave before pleasing New Zealand with his presence, the United States would not want us to do that as they would not be able to get their hands on him if he was returned to Hong Kong.

    I for one would like to see him deported to Hong Kong as I would bet the Chinese Government would deal with him in ways that the United States could only dream about.

    Whilst the money he has deprived the American complainants of is miniscule in this day and age these same Companies have made huge donations to various United States Governments (probably more than the amount of legal nonsense) in essence buying this result from the Government (USA).

    This result is costing New Zealand tax payers millions of dollars that I doubt the United States will reimburse us for, whereas if we had deported him would have cost us next to nothing.

    Why is it we in New Zealand are always getting taken for mugs by these crooks and clowns over the decades, remember that rat Ahmed Zouhii?

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