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Hillary jumps the shark: compares conservatives to terrorist

…Hillary Clinton compared Republican pro-lifers to terrorists because apparently both groups just hate women above all else.

In her speech referring to Republican opposition to Planned Parenthood yesterday, she said, “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be president of the United States.”

This comparison is so asinine that it even sent shock waves of outrage through liberal media. As TruthRevolt reported, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called it “disgusting,” “insulting,” and  “gutter politics at its worst.” Though he is way late to the party, he even wondered if “sick radicalism” is now infecting the Democratic Party.

Morning Joe guest Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics‘ was also shocked by the comments and could easily see that if the shoe was on the other foot, all hell would break loose:

If a Republican did this, the world would come to a halt. It should be condemned in strong terms and I’m hoping and I’m suspecting she may take it back today.

Clinton’s offensive comments come less than a month after President Obama himself opined on the various similarities between terrorists and Republicans.

We’ve seen the same here.  The left have run out of ideas, and in the ever-escalating arms race of invective, we’ve now arrived at a place where only the most extreme labels gather any attention.   Read more »

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Like night follows day: Farmer dies on “low risk farm” one day after new Health and Safety legislation comes in

You couldn’t have written a better script.  Quad bike death on a dairy farm.

A day after the Government pushed new health and safety legislation through Parliament – which classified most farms as low risk – a sharemilker died in a quad bike accident on a Waikato property.

The 45-year-old father of three was killed when the bike he was riding rolled into a ditch on the farm, 12km from Hamilton. His was the latest farm fatality, which now totals 108 deaths since January 2010. The total includes 26 quad bike deaths. Overall, 299 workplace fatalities were reported to Worksafe in that period.

There were 35 mining fatalities and 32 construction deaths. All other industries recorded fewer than 30 deaths over the time period.

Federated Farmers says the new legislation would help the agricultural sector to address the high level of workplace incidents and fatalities on farms.

“Farmers know this performance is not good enough,” said board member Katie Milne.

“We and our members accept that current safety performance is not good enough and the changes being brought about by the bill are just some of the ways that we’ll continue to address this.”

Farmers have always wanted to be in control of their own workplace without government interference.  And Michael Woodhouse has delivered the freedom for farmers to die without the shackles of Health and Safety legislation being too firmly applied to their situation.   Read more »

Poll shows Labour’s and Twyford’s ugly legacy: the seed of distrust against Asians has found fertile soil

Digipoll did a poll for a newspaper, and it makes for ugly reading

Credit: Digipoll/A newspaper

Credit: Digipoll/A newspaper

Notice the extremely injurious way this poll was pitched.  The real problem, according to commentators (and if borne out by still non-existent evidence), is the number or percentage of non-resident purchasers of property.   But as you can clearly see, A newspaper has simply labelled everyone ‘a foreigner’. Read more »

Cam nabs lowlife staff

A retirement village set up an elaborate hidden-camera sting to catch one of its workers, after residents complained that they had lost thousands of dollars.

The undercover trap caught out care worker Denise Neal, 51, who worked at The Poynton in Takapuna between 2012 and 2014 in a role of “utmost trust”, on call for elderly residents during the night.

Court documents show retirement village bosses became suspicious when nearly $4000 went missing over 15 months from people who lived in the spacious, upmarket apartments. But there was no evidence as to the identity of the culprit.

At the end of July last year, managers turned to Scope Investigations, which set up several hidden cameras in the flats of absent residents.

In one room they even left two $10 bills under a fruit bowl to lure the thief.

Over a week, the footage caught Neal entering three of the apartments – using her master key – and snooping around, opening bags and checking diaries.

She often used a torch or the light from her cellphone so as not to cause alarm. The covert cameras even filmed her putting on blue plastic gloves while she scoured the rooms.

And she did not miss the $20 bait, which she was shown scooping up and putting in her pocket.

People will write off one occurrence of money going missing, perhaps two, but when it keeps happening, the thief is on a a slippery downward slope.   Read more »

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Jemmy Hirst

Jemmy Hirst

 Animal-lover and Inventor Jemmy Hirst

James “Jemmy” Hirst was born to a farmer family of Rawcliffe, Yorkshire. Even at school he kept a pet jackdaw and trained a hedgehog to follow him around. His parents’ hope that he would become a priest never materialised when he was thrown out of school for his pranks. Hirst was apprenticed to a tanner, fell in love with his daughter and became engaged to her.

Reputedly Hirst’s eccentricity began when his betrothed died of smallpox after he rescued her from a flooding river. At first Hirst retired to his bed and reputedly contracted “brain fever”. When he recovered he continued his habits of animal training.

He made a remarkable comeback and he earned a small fortune speculating on farm produce. This allowed him to spend the rest of his long life back in Rawcliffe as a gentleman farmer, and to be generous in the most eccentric way possible. He supposedly would blow a hunting horn to invite the poor and elderly to his house for refreshments…which were served in his favorite coffin, because where else would you serve them?

In any event, the real boon of his newfound wealth was the ability to take his love of animals to the next level. His two most frequent companions were apparently a fox and an otter, and he even kept a bear named Nicholas. This creature, unfortunately, resisted Hirst’s efforts to tame it, resulting at least once in injury to the eccentric farmer. Equally unsuccessful but significantly less painful was Hirst’s attempt to train a litter of pigs to be foxhounds, but he could never get the piglets to stop grunting, which made them spectacularly ineffective when it came time to sneak up on foxes.

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KiwiRail loses less money than last year, and everyone is excited..why?

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Oh yay, KiwiRail lost a little bit less than usual.

KiwiRail had a much better 12 months to June 30 than a year earlier, improving its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and asset impairments to $91 million, 17 percent ahead of the previous financial year, which was marred by several one-off costs.

The result was achieved on total revenues of $721 million, down 3 percent for the year, with freight revenues falling 7 percent to $434 million in an environment where coal deliveries by Solid Energy fell, offset somewhat by higher levels of dairy production.

The forestry, import/export and domestic freight categories together performed slightly ahead of last year.

For the year ahead, chief executive Peter Reidy told BusinessDesk the state-owned rail business expected volatile trading conditions, with Solid Energy recently placed into voluntary administration and a sharp downturn in dairy prices expected to lead a reduction in milk solids production.   Read more »

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Credit:  John Stringer

Credit: John Stringer

A newspaper slips up – reports Charter School success

The PPTA’s embedded education reporter will be apoplectic about this slipping through.

The school ” badly flooded and facing closure ” fought to stay open as a new charter school and was in the process of reopening when Bush came. When Warren Easton reopened in 2006, nearly every student who attended was considered “homeless” because they lived in trailers sent to hurricane victims by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or slept on couches, school officials said.

Back then, Bush talked about the need for school reforms. His speech was a nod to the city’s efforts to expand charter schools to break up what was widely seen as a failing neighborhood school model. The old public school system was riddled with broken buildings, failing grades and pervasive corruption.   Read more »