Coming out of prison a better woman


Most women prisoners have been victims of family violence and they need help to avoid it after they’ve served their sentences, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.

She says most women prisoners are, or have been, victims of family violence.

“For many of these women, prison is a place of relative safety compared with what they may face at home,” she said on Friday.

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Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the Day


Meet “Foxy Lady”

Sensational photographs have captured the iconic all-British Sea Vixen, the last airworthy model left in existence, soaring above the Devon coastline.

The twin-boom, twin-turbo jet fighter flew during the height of the Cold War off Royal Navy aircraft carriers, but now there is only one left for use in displays. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

thespian (adj) – 1. Of or relating to drama; dramatic.
2. Thespian Of or relating to Thespis.

(noun) – An actor or actress.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : (adj) – 1670s, “of or pertaining to tragedy or dramatic acting,” from Greek Thespis, semi-legendary 6th century B.C.E. poet of Icaria in Attica, often called the Father of Greek Tragedy. The literal meaning of the name is “inspired by the gods.”

(noun) – “An actor,” 1827, from thespian (adj.). Short form thesp is attested from 1962.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26

3Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back!

Friday nightCap

Love needs laughs


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia.

Louis Pasteur and his lab assistants kept a loaded gun in case one of them was infected with rabies. (Source) Read more »

Gullible isn’t actually a word in the dictionary

I want some of that energy Kevin is on