New Zealand starting to lag on medical marijuana front as Australia tackles it head on

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Legislation to allow the cultivation of cannabis in Australia for medical or scientific purposes will be introduced by the Federal Government today.

The proposed amendments to the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 would allow for cultivation through a national licensing and permit scheme. Read more »

Another one of Labour’s missing million finds his way home

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via examiner.com.au

A convicted drug trafficker and bikie gang leader has been deported to New Zealand after his Australian visa was cancelled on character grounds.

Colin David Picard, 69, is the latest Kiwi to be exiled to his homeland after Australia’s Government introduced new immigration measures.

The former state president of the Rebels in Tasmania arrived in Auckland on a commercial flight yesterday.

NZ police said they did not comment on the identity of returning individuals.

Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury said it understood Picard was taken from Risdon Prison yesterday morning and on to the airport. Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Image: Vo Anh Khanh. Sept. 15, 1970. A victim of American bombing, ethnic Cambodian guerrilla Danh Son Huol is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula. This scene was an actual medical situation, not a publicity setup. The photographer, however, considered the image unexceptional and never printed it.

Image: Vo Anh Khanh. Sept. 15, 1970.
A victim of American bombing, ethnic Cambodian guerrilla Danh Son Huol is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula. This scene was an actual medical situation, not a publicity setup. The photographer, however, considered the image unexceptional and never printed it.

 Jungle Medicine

The survivors are called witnesses of history. I don’t know if we ourselves are witnesses, but our photographs certainly are. They paid the price with blood.

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When you look at incredible images like the one above you can more easily understand how their sheer tenacity and resourcefulness virtually guaranteed a result against the-then most powerful army in the world.

In photo above, Vietnamese orderlies bring a wounded fighter to be operated on by nurses in a makeshift hospital theatre hidden in a swamp. This would have presented all kinds of ‘operating’ challenges, such as an increased risk of infection and the unwelcome and distinctly non-medical attention of leeches.

For much of the world, the visual history of the Vietnam War has been defined by a handful of iconic photographs: Eddie Adams’ image of a Viet Cong fighter being executed, Nick Ut’s picture of nine-year-old Kim Phúc fleeing a napalm strike, Malcolm Browne’s photo of Thích Quang Duc self-immolating in a Saigon intersection.

Many famous images of the war were taken by Western photographers and news agencies, working alongside American or South Vietnamese troops.

But the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had hundreds of photographers of their own, who documented every facet of the war under the most dangerous conditions.

Almost all were self-taught, and worked for the Vietnam News Agency, the National Liberation Front, the North Vietnamese Army or various newspapers. Many sent in their film anonymously or under a nom de guerre, viewing themselves as a humble part of a larger struggle.

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The House Today #nzqt

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV (Freeview 22, Sky 86), streaming audio via Radio New Zealand and streaming Parliament TV via the internet. After the sitting day, on-demand replays can be found at In The House.

Questions to Ministers

  1. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on employment in New Zealand?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment in light of student loan debt being set to pass $15 billion this year?
  3. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Transport: What announcements has the Government made recently setting out its commitment to the City Rail Link project in Auckland?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the Governor of the Reserve Bank; if so, is he confident that the Policy Targets Agreement he signed with the Governor in 2012 is being fulfilled?
  5. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What progress has been made to advance New Zealand’s trade links with the rest of the world? Read more »

Another dam deadline missed but the Council is keeping secrets over supposed investors

The dodgy socialist dam proposal keeps missing deadlines.

The latest one missed was the supposed announcement before Christmas of new investors who were going to sign up to the dam.

ACC and New Zealand Super Fund have been suggested as potential investors in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

There is also speculation of an Australian investor in the mix as well, Hawke’s Bay Today understands.

While the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company remains tight lipped about the details of this condition precedent – which needs to be met for the scheme to go ahead – the group’s chief executive, Andrew Newman, said steady progress was being made towards it.

“As negotiations are still progressing HBRIC is not in a position to name the potential private investors,” he said. “Once they are confirmed HBRIC will publicly announce the investors.”

He said how much potential investors were looking at putting into the dam could also not be revealed until negotiations were complete.

“It is fair to say that steady progress is being made,” the chief executive said.   Read more »

Pimping the Peonage part three

Peonage is another word for servitude and subjugation. We have always had a Pimping the Poor series and this is part three of my Pimping the Peonage series given the number of articles promoting the Muslim culture subjugating women in our New Zealand media.

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Call off the pitchforks and the flaming torches; a small group of women from a barbaric cult have done something nice.

Using the media to soft-soap the image of a gang or cult is not new. When I lived in Kawerau the Mongrel mob was the main gang there. I saw them out in public every single day, wearing their gang insignia and intimidating everyone they saw with their dirty and menacing appearance.

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A Whale of an idea

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Have you heard of the travelling gnome  prank?

Basically a garden gnome is kidnapped and a ransom demand is issued. Photos of the gnome travelling the world are then sent to the gnome owners.

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Here at Whaleoil we have quite a collection of whales. One of them starred in a Whaleoil video way back in 2009.

Screenshot of 2009 Whaleoil video-Whaleoil.co.nz

Screenshot of 2009 Whaleoil video-Whaleoil.co.nz

This internet star is very keen to meet our readers and to travel around New Zealand. He has enjoyed living at the beach but now it is time to meet the fans and travel the length and breadth of New Zealand.

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I can’t wait for driverless buses, not that it will affect me at all

I don’t use public transport. I have an abiding belief that public transport is for other people to use, not me.

It simply isn’t convenient for me to use public transport in any way.

There are those who do though, and they are now being inconvenienced yet again by ratbag union scumbags mounting strike action.

About 135,000 Auckland commuters are being warned to expect delays from tomorrow until further notice as bus drivers take industrial action and “work to rule”.

The action will cause disruptions to Metrolink, North Star, Go West, Waka Pacific, City Link and Outer Link bus services. School buses will not be affected.

The drivers claim their employer, NZ Bus, is increasing their working hours without providing toilet breaks. They’re also negotiating a pay rise.   Read more »

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Hitler’s Germany revived in France

When you import a Jew-hating culture you cannot be surprised when they turn on them. Hitler’s Germany has been revived in France thanks to France’s suicidal immigration policies.  Not only have scenes identical to Hitler’s reign of terror been re-enacted inside France, Palestinian protesters – who liberals like to say are anti-Israel and not anti-Jews, have made their hatred of Jews destructively and verbally clear.

France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars.

It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews“, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”.

Manuel Valls, France’s prime minister said: “What happened in Sarcelles is intolerable. An attack on a synagogue and on a kosher shop is simply anti-Semitism. Nothing in France can justify this violence.”

…Francois Pupponi, the mayor of Sarcelles, told BFMTV that the violent attacks were carried out by a “horde of savages.”

“When you head for the synagogue, when you burn a corner shop because it is Jewish-owned, you are committing an anti-Semitic act,” interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters at a press conference at the local synagogue.

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Hillary in real trouble now, and not from Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton’s campaign now hangs on a knife-edge.

The FBI has confirmed that there is an active investigation into her lackadaisical security around top secret emails.

The FBI formally confirmed that its investigation connected to Hillary Clinton’s private email server remains ongoing in a letter released on Monday.

The letter from FBI general counsel James Baker comes one day before the New Hampshire primary.

The message does not offer new details about the probe, which the bureau has been reluctant to discuss. However, it represents the FBI’s formal notification to the State Department that it is investigating the issue.

Since last September, “in public statements and testimony, the Bureau has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server,” Baker wrote to the State Department.

“The FBI has not, however, publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope, or potential targets of any such proceedings.   Read more »