Part 4: The children of Gaza

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Another subject of outrage that Hamas, incompetent media and anti Israeli campaigners like to push is the often flogged line of “baby killers” or a strongly slanted implication towards words of that effect. In a war there is always collateral damage, especially in one of the most densely populated areas on earth, as if wasn’t bad enough, are also used as human shields. Unfortunately in these circumstances children are caught in the cross fire. Sometimes it is deliberate, but mostly it is accidental collateral depending on the side perpetrating the violence. We always hear about how many children Israel has killed in air strikes, but what we rarely hear or see by the mainstream media is how children are treated at the hands of Hamas and their willing parents to allow and enable the abuse of their offspring to be indoctrinated with anti Israeli brainwashing from a young age and to be used as propaganda tools. Read more »

The left is waking up to the toxicity of Kim Dotcom and his cult party

While Kim Dotcom might like to chant “Fuck John Key” to his slavering minions and weirdo hipster crowd others are starting to find out all about Kim Dotcom and his fake political party.

The smart amongst the left are now starting to wake up and speak up.

Pablo at Kiwipolitco writes:

I came back from six weeks abroad to see the beginning of the Internet Party’s “party party” launches. It leaves me with some questions.

It seems that what the Internet Party has done is this. Using Kim Dotcom’s wallet as a springboard, it has selected a candidate group largely made up of attractive metrosexuals (only a few of whom have political experience), recruited as window dressing a seasoned (and also attractive) leftist female as party leader (even though she has no experience in the IT field), and run a slick PR campaign featuring cats that is long on rhetoric and promises and short on viable policies. The stated aim is to get out the apathetic youth vote and thereby reach the three percent electoral threshold.

The strategic alliance with the Mana Party makes sense, especially for Mana. They get additional resources to more effectively campaign for at least two electorate seats, especially given that it looks like the Maori Party is moribund and the Maori electoral rolls will thereby be more contestable even if Labour tries to reclaim its historical support in it. The Internet Party gets to coattail on Mana’s activism and the presence of relatively seasoned cadres on the campaign trail. Between the two, they might well reach the five percent threshold, although current polling suggests something well less than that. The lack of political experience in the Internet Party could be problematic in any event.

But I am still left wondering what the IP stands for and how it proposes to effect change if its candidates are elected. We know that the IP came about mostly due to Dotcom’s hatred of John Key. But Dotcom is ostensibly not part of the IP, which makes his attention-grabbing presence at its public events all the more puzzling. Leaving aside Dotcom’s background and baggage for the moment, imagine if major financial donors stole the stage at Labour, National or Green Party rallies. What would the reaction be? Plus, hating on John Key is not a policy platform, however much the sentiment may be shared by a good portion of the general public (and that is debatable).

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I wonder if Labour will take note of this

Labour launched their free…oh wait no they aren’t free, they are loans…for ipads or laptops in schools.

They would have you believe that this is a world first and they are so cool with the kids and innovative.

Unfortunately other countries got their first and now they are back peddling at 100 miles an hour because the policies are stupid, and don’t work.

One school district in Hoboken, New Jersey has decided to abandon its one-to-one laptop program for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Ultimately, the Hoboken School District decided the scheme was more trouble than it was worth—even when supported by federal grants.

“We had the money to buy them, but maybe not the best implementation,” said Mark Toback, the current superintendent of the Hoboken School District, told The Hechinger Report. “It became unsustainable.”

The district is now going through the process of identifying the remaining laptops and seeking a bid for their destruction. District officials did not immediately respond to an Ars request for comment (Ars has filed a public records request to learn more).   Read more »

Sex pest wanting to hide from his crimes

A sex pest doctor is trying to use name suppression to hide from his crimes.

He is called Dr Y…I wonder is the Y is for Yuk.

A GP who visited a female patient at her work, pulled down his pants and asked for oral sex is fighting to keep his name suppressed.

The GP, referred to as Dr Y, was granted interim name suppression, but later declined permanent name suppression by the New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

He has now made an appeal to the High Court in a bid to keep his name secret.

Dr Y was found guilty of professional misconduct after asking a female patient, referred to as Ms E, to lean over a table while he made inappropriate sexual gestures during a consultation at a medical centre.

Later that day, he came to her workplace, where he undid his trousers and asked her to perform a sex act on him.  Read more »

Handing out awards with Porky

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“Ble, ble, ble, that’s all folks!”

The Taxpayers’ Union has a new mascot…Porky.

They handed out their first award yesterday to the trougher at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.

Porky loves identifying troughing MPs and bureaucrats. The crème de la crème, he surprises with an awards ceremony. After all, when you’ve turned troughing on the taxpayer into an art, it would be rude to get no recognition!

This morning Porky issues his first award having read the Dominion Post’s coverage of Pauline Winter, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and her $30,000 expense bill , including weekend trips for her and a, assistant to fly to Auckland most weekends.

Taxpayers are stumping up for Pacific Island Affairs boss Pauline Winter to travel between Wellington and Auckland most weekends.

Winter has a home in Westmere, but her $240,000-a-year job is based in the capital.

Her expense records show that over the last year she flew between the two cities almost every weekend. Between July 2013 and 2014, her expenditure totalled more than $30,000, most of which went on airfares, taxis and rental car hire in Wellington and Auckland.   Read more »

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Sally Ridge

Sally Ridge

Just pay him already Sally and move on. The only ones winning in this dispute are the lawyers.

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Proverbs 31

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Quality time at an Irish family home

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