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I’m told the Merchandising team have put them all into NZ Post bags and they will be put into the delivery system tomorrow (Friday).  I would expect the majority to get to you by Tuesday at the latest, some of you who live under (or near) a rock might have to cope with Wednesday.

One person ordered one but never paid.  That person should not expect one.  But you can email me or orders@whale… and sort that out so we can get it to you after all.

Thanks for your support again.  This is a really positive way to support Whaleoil.

– Pete and the Merchandising Team

Poms tell porridge wogs to stick it

David Cameron is manning up to the halfwit socialists in Scotland, and ensuring that they can not block sensible pommy law changes.

David Cameron has said that the wishes of English MPs will never again be “overruled” by those in Scotland as his government announces plans to give them a veto on English-only laws.

Chris Grayling, the leader of the Commons, is expected to unveil plans to use a parliamentary procedure known as a standing order to stop Scottish MPs from shaping legislation that only affects English voters.

The move, one of the Conservative’s flagship manifesto proposals, is likely to be put to a vote on the floor of the house later this month, meaning it could become law by the summer.

Mr Grayling will also announce plans for a review to establish the “next steps” which could see English MPs given even more power over English issues.  Read more »

How long before the public health busybodies demand this here?

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Political correctness has gone seriously wrong and now David Cameron’s government has shows just how stupid they can sometimes be.

They have just authorised teachers to become food stasi, with the right to inspect kids lunch boxes, and confiscate food they deem unhealthy.

This totally overrides parental responsibility, I can’t imagine what they will try next?

Teachers can lawfully “confiscate, keep or destroy” unhealthy snacks in children’s school lunch boxes, a Government minister has said.

Lord Nash, an education minister, said that the child in question and a second member of staff should be present during the search. Parents must also be warned that the searches might take place.

The peer was answering question in the House of Lords about the powers that “teachers in the state sector have to inspect children’s lunch boxes and to confiscate items that they deem unsuitable”.

Lord Nash said it was up to school governors “whether to ban certain products to promote healthy eating.  Read more »

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Sea Shepherd economic terrorists shift tactics to endangered krill – news media do zero fact checks

Conservation group Sea Shepherd has changed its target – it no longer wants to save the whales but their food.

It claims human consumption of krill as a health supplement has led to overfishing and it’s calling for a boycott of a leading health supplement company.

The group is known for daring frontline tactics against Japanese whalers, but Sea Shepherd has now gone online with a petition against Eco Krill, sold by Australian company Blackmores.

“This particular supplement, because of its outrageous claim that it’s somehow environmentally-friendly sets a dangerous precedent across all other krill products,” says Adam Burling of Sea Shepherd.

Krill is the main food for whales, some penguins and Antarctic birds.

It’s also rich in Omega 3 and Sea Shepherd claims huge factory ships are vacuuming up krill and selling it to fish farms and supplement companies like Blackmores.

“This company is taking around about 100,000 tonnes a year, its half the global catch of krill.”

There are many krill products available but Sea Shepherd is targeting Blackmores because of the company’s eco claims.

The product carries a Marine Stewardship Council certification, an organisation which claims to “set and maintain the standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability”.

But Sea Shepherd rejects that and warns it’ll step up its action if Blackmores doesn’t listen.

“As the campaign goes on we will look at a range of tactics potentially including field tactics,” says Mr Burling.

Blackmores take 100,000 tones, that’s 0.1 million tonnes (this is important later), of a total harvest of 0.2M tonnes per year world-wide.  Blackmores obviously present the largest target in the market. Read more »

The (2nd) Great Whaleoil Census – Part 44: – I want less Government in my life

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Good morning.  About two years ago we ran a “census” to get an idea of what our audience was all about.  We’re going to do that again, but this time it will be one question per day, each morning.  I will attempt to collate the previous questions as we go along, so that anyone who misses one can find a reasonably easy way to have a vote or to review the results. Although we have a huge list of questions to work through, feel free to suggest ones that are close to your heart in the comments.

Part 44 – I want less government in my life

There is a balance between being taken care of and feeling like you can’t do a thing without bumping into regulations.  Do you think NZ has it right?  Do we need less government in our life?
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Today in History

Vincennes

On this day, in 1988, the Unites States Warship, USS VINCENNES, misidentified and subsequently shot down a civilian airliner, Iran Air Flight 655. Read more »

Face of the day

Alex Renton died on Wednesday night Photo-Stuff

Alex Renton died on Wednesday night
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Todays face of the day is Alex Renton. His family fought for the right to use medical cannabis and while it did not save his life it appears that it did make a difference. We will never know if it could have saved him if he had been given access to it sooner. I hope that for the sake of future patients and their families that the law is changed to allow research into the medicinal qualities of marijuana. It is insane that we are ignoring a drug that clearly has medicinal properties. Most if not all of the drugs we use for pain in hospitals have terrible consequences if used as recreational drugs yet we use them. We can and should make Marijuana a legal drug for use as a medicine as it makes no sense to ignore its medicinal properties. We do not have to make it legal as a recreational drug for this to happen. Morphine is not a legal recreational drug yet it is used every day in hospitals.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

phantom (noun) – 1. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition.
2. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.
3. Medicine A model of a human body or body part.

(adj) – 1. Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom.
2. Fictitious or nonexistent, often when intended to deceive.
3. Believed to be real even though illusory.
4. Being a phantom limb:

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : circa 1300, fantum “illusion, unreality,” from Old French fantosme (12th century), from Vulgar Latin *fantauma, from Latin phantasma “an apparition”. The ph- was restored in English late 16th century. Meaning “specter, spirit, ghost” is attested from late 14th century; that of “something having the form, but not the substance, of a real thing” is from 1707. As an adjective from early 15th century.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 2

18Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.