Cat videos revealed as key recruitment tool for ISIS terrorists

Join ISIS or the cat gets beheaded next!

Join ISIS or the cat gets beheaded next!

Good to see the UN taking a break from chastising NZ for having worse child poverty than Romania, which strangely hasn’t shown up in the emigration stats as Kiwi parents rush off for a better life.

Catastrophic climate change reports are getting a little embarrassing and being kept quiet while some UN envoy has a hunt around to see if someone has found some somewhere, anywhere.

So the experts at the UN thinks foreign jihadis are joining medieval beheaders because they post fluffy kitten pics on the Internet.

Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an ‘unprecedented scale’, according to extracts of a UN report.

Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (ISIS) and other hardcore militant groups from ‘countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to Al Qaeda,’ it said.

The study found a new breed of terrorist was being attracted by the extremist group’s ‘cosmopolitan’ use of social media, pointing to examples when jihadists posted ‘kitten photographs’ on Twitter. ¬† Read more »

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Armstrong gives the Green taliban a lashing

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John Armstrong has given the Green Taliban a good strong lashing int eh NZ Herald today.

Not so long ago, any Green MP who suggested sipping camomile tea or some other herbal concoction to ward off the horrific Ebola virus would surely have been deemed by his or her colleagues to be guilty – but only of being eccentric.

There used to be a lot of it about. Who can forget the senior party official who marked the opening session of one Green Party conference by lighting a large candle in recognition of any spirits that might have been present or invoke any that delegates wished to be present. (Sadly, the candle had to be extinguished soon after this mind-boggling seance. It fell foul of more earthly and more mundane forces – namely health and safety regulations.)

No such hippy-derived mysticism is allowed to penetrate the almost corporate-like atmosphere of Green gatherings these days. The high level of professionalism and discipline now operating within the party organisation was evident in the damage control that swiftly swung into action on Thursday following Steffan Browning’s crackpot suggestion that the World Health Organisation start treating Ebola patients with homeopathic remedies.

Steffan Browning confirmed to us all that the Green Taliban is as has always been suspected, batsh*t crazy and dangerous. ¬† Read more »

Fran O’ on the Graceless Green Taliban

In many of our cultures we had the notion of allowing people we didn’t agree with, even at war with, safe habour so a conversation could be had. ¬†While under the protection of the host, the guest was treated with respect and dignity.

For an MMP party that never has been part of working together with anyone unless it suited their selfish ends, the Greens are the the problem yet again.

It’s time that we grew up as a nation when it comes to diplomatic courtesy. It’s time the Greens revoked their “unofficial ban” on visiting political leaders addressing the New Zealand Parliament.

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel and China’s Xi Jinping are headed our way later this month after they’ve been to the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

Having political leaders of such calibre addressing our Parliament while it is sitting is not going to subvert our democracy. But the Greens’ overblown and juvenile stance that only New Zealand politicians should be allowed to address a sitting session makes us look absurdly pretentious…

“GIVE ME BACK MY FLAG!”

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John Roughan describes the monster we’ve created – and it needs to be slain

John Roughan has a killer op-ed. Should councils be concerned about the Arts? ¬† Should they be calling for tolls on roads they don’t own? ¬†What about banning stuff they can not legally ban?

So without enough to do, the elected body ponders long-term planning objectives and reads a great deal of paper on subjects such as environmental sustainability. It is getting so that every time the Auckland Council says or does something it causes me to wonder, do we need elected councils?

Seriously. The whole of New Zealand has a population no bigger than a decent-sized world city. Can a population of four million support more than one elected body? By “support” I mean give the body real power.

Power forces an elected body to use common sense. Without power an elected body can easily become a talking shop of pointless, though possibly perfectly rational, proposals that we are never going to see.

Councils get into the vicious circle about trying to meet targets that then become the driver for sub-objectives that lose complete sight of what they are there for in the first place. ¬† As you have seen with our New Zealand‚Äôs Silliest Local Body Spending Competitions, it gets seriously out of control.¬† Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo by Hasan Baglar Iris oratoria, known by the common name Mediterranean Mantis or (less frequently) Iris Mantis Photo location: Nicosia, Cyprus.

Photo by Hasan Baglar
Iris oratoria, known by the common name Mediterranean Mantis or (less frequently) Iris Mantis
Photo location: Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Get ready for Len’s fireworks inspectors

Len Brown’s council seems intent on poo-fingering any event that people might have fun at.

The latest imposition of silly rule making twats with clipboards is over Guy Fawkes night next week.

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5 must find a public display or stay in their backyards, the council says.

Fireworks were banned from public places in May this year with the aim of protecting people, animals and property from the risks of fireworks. ¬†¬† Read more »

Another dud Green idea

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The Green party is a party of dud MPs, dud ideas and dud results.

Yet another of their dud ideas has crashed and burned because they never bothered to check out the details.

They wanted the government to replace the extremely fuel efficient diesel BMW fleet with gay electric cars…except they never checked if they will ever be available in New Zealand.

The Green Party may have ideas around having Tesla Model S sedans as government limousines, but if they do they will be private imports, with Tesla telling AutoTalk it has no plans for the New Zealand market. ¬† Read more »

Miniature socialist weasels?

One of the gang of baby weasels discovered at a quarantine facility. Photo / Supplied

One of the gang of baby weasels discovered at a quarantine facility. Photo / Supplied

A “gang of baby weasels” have been discovered dead in a container.

For a moment there I thought that it was a tragedy for a bunch of Young Labour people travelling to the next labour leadership debate.

A gang of baby weasels has been discovered in a container of tyres recently arrived from Malaysia.

They were discovered at a transitional quarantine facility in Te Rapa, Hamilton, by a port worker last month. ¬† Read more »

This could so easily describe NZ Labour

Ed Miliband is dead set useless.

He is about to lead the Labour party to a stunning and crushing defeat in Scotland at the hands of the Scottish National Party.

Ed Miliband’s hopes of become Britain’s next Prime Minister suffered a serious setback today as a new poll suggested Labour is facing political annihilation at the hands of the SNP in its Scottish heartlands.

The survey, by Ipsos Mori, found Labour is currently polling at just 23 per cent in Scotland which, if replicated in May, would see the party lose all but four of the 41 MPs it currently has north of the border.

Such a result would make it next to impossible for Labour to win an overall majority in Westminster and form a Government after the next election.¬† Read more »