So The State is the Panacea


By George

So state run public services are the answer? Let’s look closer, considering the socialists claim Government funded private operators are not up to it. The current Serco debacle at Mount Eden Prison is what happens when the private sector has to accommodate the flotsam of state raised families. Most of their “tenants” are continuing their unproductive lives having lived their previous lives supported, housed and uneducated by the state. Now the socialist are complaining that a private sector operator is not caring for their offspring. The State provided the fiscal support that enabled these fools to flourish within their life of crime.   Read more »

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Face of the day

Murray McCully

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

Today’s face of the day, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has played a part in a historic deal. A deal that will be remembered by the history books as a deal with the devil and one where the UN Security Council threw Israel to the wolves and helped finance Iran’s commitments to pursue Islamic terrorism throughout the world.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

lamprey (noun) –  Any of various elongated freshwater or anadromous fishes of the family Petromyzontidae, having a jawless sucking mouth with rasping teeth and often attaching to and parasitizing other fish.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : circa 1300 (circa 1200 as a surname?), from Old French lamproie, from Medieval Latin lampreda, from Late Latin lampetra “lamprey,” of uncertain origin, usually explained as literally “lick-rock,” from Latin lambere “to lick” + petra “rock”. The animals attach themselves to things with their sucker-like mouths.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28

18The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.

Tuesday nightCap

So much can be achieved with knowledge and simple tools

Today’s Trivia

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  Actors Michael Douglas (L) and Karl Malden attend the 2004 Monte Cristo Award at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 11, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.  Actor Karl Malden was honored at the event.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

The Anglo-Zanzibar war was the shortest war in history lasting only 40 minutes but leaving 500 killed or wounded and 3 ships sunken. (Source)

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Wow. Just wow.

Because he could

So, not sure most of the spectators were really safe behind that piddly small barrier, and I wonder if insurance would have paid up if the truck leveled the building.