Mental Health Break

The delusions of the left

Greg Presland writes at The Standard:

 I wondered about this because I have spent time in Western Samoa and Rarotonga since 2009 and I used local telecommunications to keep up with work and politics in Aotearoa.  The thought that this information has been sent to the Americans is somewhat scary.

What planet are these morons on?

He is scared that his innocuous communications as the trustee of David Cunliffe secret donation laundering fund might have been sent to the Americans? Or ringing his flea law office to see if another divorce case has walked in the door?

The man, if you can call him that is deluded.

No one, let alone the Americans are interested in his communciations.

Hells teeth, everyone knows I supported Frank Bainimarama and that I went to Fiji three times in two years to meet and understand the political situation in the land of my birth.

Did I communicate with people on the phone or internet about it?  Of course I did.

Am I worried the GCSB might have listened in and passed my brilliant political analysis of the situation in Fiji onto the Americans or shock horror to John Key? No I am not. I doubt anyone cares. ¬† Read more »

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Fattism is a legitimate form of discrimination

James Delingpole gets stuck into fat bastards.

Breitbart London‚Äôs Executive Editor, James Delingpole, has appeared on the BBC Daily Politics to attack moves to award fat people¬†minority status. He said that he hoped fat people would be ‚Äústigmatised‚ÄĚ rather than government stepping in.

Delingpole claimed some of his greatest idols were fat, including Eric Pickles and Jabba The Hut but they were still a burden on the taxpayer.

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Now is your chance to make sure I get hurt for real

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As you all know I am doing a charity boxing match on March 28 versus Jesse Ryder.

We are fighting to raise funds for Kidscan.

They have created a Givealittle page to assist…I have agreed to fight the red corner if more than $10,000 is raised.

Cameron Slater and cricketer Jesse Ryder will go toe-to-toe in the ring in Christchurch. These two sometimes controversial and polarising figures say getting into the ring for KidsCan is a huge motivator.

‚ÄĘ People who donate $500 or more, will receive a ‚ÄėSuper 8 Redemption‚Äô t-shirt signed by Jesse and Cam.

‚ÄĘ If Cam raises over $10,000 he will fight in the red corner of the boxing ring. Anyone who knows Cam understands that his political leanings are blue, so this will be a big deal for him! ¬†¬† Read more »

So, you want a living wage?

This is what happens when you artificially price labour out of the market.

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Photo:AP

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The Deadliest Crash in Motor Racing History

Le Mans, 1955. The Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand.

The scene of the deadliest accident in motor racing history, remembered soberly to this day, the lessons from this single accident would go on to revolutionise modern auto racing.

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Stephen Franks short but blunt message about our judicial system

I have refrained from entering into the Teina Pora debate until some sensible thoughts emerged.

Stephen Franks is short and blunt, but he is right.

Another embarrassment for our criminal justice system dealt with by  the Privy Council, the world’s best independent  top court.

There will be too much political resistance to admitting a stupid mistake in dumping that inexpensive heritage assurance of judicial objectivity. But the need remains.

We should promptly ask the High Court of Australia to accept our appeals where we need demonstrable assurance that the result will not be influenced by insider defensiveness or local groupthink.

The single worst thing that Helen Clark did, with it appears little actual thinking, was the removal of appeal tot eh Privy Council. ¬† Read more »

Cartoon of the Day

Credit:  Roger Price

Credit: Roger Price