Cartoon of the Day

Credit:  BoomSlang

Credit: BoomSlang

Is this Labour Party idea worth stealing?

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The Labour Party wants to build 100,000 affordable homes across the country.

KiwiBuild: 100,000 affordable houses over 10 years, of which half will be in Auckland where they will cost up to $600,000 for a standalone home. The Affordable Housing Authority will deliver it. It will require a $2 billion start-up which will be recouped from house sales and returned to the Crown once the houses are built.
Did Whaleoil readers think that this was a policy idea worth stealing? Read on and find out what The Great Whaleoil Housing Survey revealed.
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Epic cartoon battles of history: Immigration

Today’s epic battle cartoon battle is about Immigration, both legal and illegal including “boat people.”

Let the battle begin…

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Compare and contrast Lisa Owen’s treatment of two individuals

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I will declare my bias up front. Lisa Owen’s treatment of my husband when the Rawshark hacking story hit was appalling. He was the victim of a criminal act, a criminal hack and she constantly interrupted him and spoke to him as if he was a criminal rather than a victim. He was speaking from Israel and even though she knew it took a few seconds for her question to reach him she consistently would not give him time to reply and consistently cut him off. I don’t know how Cam remained calm under the circumstances but like David Seymour in this latest interview he did. Only a transcript of the interview is now showing on The Nation website. The video link has been removed.

Her latest investigation has her interviewing Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust chief executive John Tamihere and Education Under-Secretary David Seymour.  If you compare and contrast the two interviews it is incredibly obvious who she has cast as the victim and who she has cast as the criminal.  The way she speaks to Mr Seymour is disgusting. She lacks respect and keeps trying to frame the story the way she wants it to be, not the way it actually is. David even refers to her ” relentless negativity ” while being interviewed by her.

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We need a prison for stupid people

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A recidivist offender with 22 prison terms to his name was feared to have driven close to 300km while drunk at the wheel of a stolen van – earning himself yet another stretch inside.

Judge Chris Sygrove said it was apparent Christopher Bryan Woodcock’s struggles with alcohol abuse and self-control were a “common thread” throughout his offending.  Read more »

Phil Goff is an independent candidate

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The left-leaning political ticket for Central Auckland, City Vision holds two seats on the council as well as majorities on several local boards.

A coalition of Labour, the Greens and others in the central suburbs, it is backing Phil Goff for the mayoralty.

Its launch focused on what it said were a balance of major issues in the city. Read more »

Munich shooter’s final recorded conversation

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From news.com.au

Witness: “You f***ing a**ehole you …”

Shooter: “Because of you I was bullied for seven years”.

Witness: “You w**ker you. You’re a w**ker.”

Shooter: ” … and now I have to buy a gun to shoot you.”

Witness: “A gun – f*** off your head isn’t on right.”

Shooter: “F***ing Turks!”

Witness: “F***ing foreigners.”

Shooter: “I am German.”

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Why has Newshub not named the slum landlord and the agent?

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An Auckland property agent must pay back more than $30,000 in rent – after it was found tenants were living in an illegally converted garage.

Open the gates into what the tenants describe as a nightmare and you’ll find black mould, dodgy gas fittings and rats in the walls.

But for Jordan and her partner the unconsented garage was home – for nearly two years.

“We felt trapped – we, we felt like we couldn’t do anything,” she said.

The fear of Auckland’s housing crisis pushed them into taking the first thing that came up.

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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.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.

Face of the Day

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From teenage refugee’s axe attack on German train passengers to the Munich massacre – her grand immigration plan isn’t looking so grand these days.

The Germans have no true idea of the type of people who were allowed into their country as a result of their leader Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s doors wide during the biggest migration crisis in Europe since World War II.

Certainly, the German Chancellor’s highly controversial move provoked a headlong rush, not only from terror-ridden Syria but from the rest of the troubled Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the Balkans, too. Read more »