Rob Hosking cuts through the Mt Roskill bullshit

Rob Hosking is perhaps the only journalist to cut through the Mt Roskill bullshit emanating from other media and Andrew Little’s band of sycophants.

The Labour Party winning Mt Roskill should not, ordinarily, be subject for much in the way of excitable comment.

In terms of indicating any swing in politics, it is a bit like the National Party winning Waikato. In normal times, it would be barely worthy of comment.

So claims of a “landslide” in Mt Roskill are nonsense. This is more a case of normal transmission being resumed after a period of somewhat tumultuous doubt and confusion.

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Your next Prime Minister has a message for you

The victory of Labour’s newest MP, Michael Wood, in Mt Roskill is the result of a well-organised campaign run with honesty and integrity, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“I congratulate Michael Wood on his great victory. He will be a strong voice for Mt Roskill and a passionate campaigner for Labour policies and values.

Michael Wood beat National candidate Parmjeet Parmar with a provisional majority of 6,518, securing 66 percent of the vote in the seat formerly held by Phil Goff.

“Michael campaigned on the issues that matter to the people of Mt Roskill and all of Auckland – safer communities, modern public transport, and affordable housing.

“It’s pretty obvious John Key’s government has let Aucklanders down. New Zealand can’t thrive when Auckland has serious problems. Labour is committed to ensuring our largest city prospers.

“There is a pretty clear choice next year. Labour will offer Kiwis a government that will fund our hospitals and schools, fight rising crime, and fix the housing crisis. Read more »

Brian Tamaki’s $60 book tells you why Harry Potter is evil

New warnings by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki include the perils of Harry Potter and that the hit children’s character lures young people into the “demonic world.”

And in the latest book released by the church leader, Tamaki has also delivered a new chapter on the Kaikoura earthquake saga – and that he predicted the 7.8 magnitude quake, which killed two people.

A collection of four books, dubbed “Revelatory Notes by Bishop Brian Tamaki”, are being sold by Destiny for $60. One of them “Demons in my House” contains warnings about fictional wizard Harry Potter as well as observations about the obese and unemployed, and claims about sexually-transmitted diseases.

According to Tamaki, Harry Potter is a tool to recruit people toward evil.

That reminds me of one of Whaloil’s most favourite religious men.  Yes, even more favourite that the Bish himself.  If you haven’t met William Tapley before, you’re in for a treat.  He comments on current events and helpfully assists us all in understanding it.   Read more »

ODI: Blackcaps in Australia

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The game starts a little after 4:20pm, and this is the post for the usual Whaleoil readers that like to share the game as they double screen.

Taking on Australia, in Australia, has always been one of the highlights on the Cricket calendar.  And more so in recent times as we’ve not had the benefit of a higher ranking.

 

Mental Health Break

That made me choke on my breakfast cereal

It turns out that breakfast cereal giant Kelloggs is not just a business that dislikes conservative politics and didn’t want its advertising dollars to be spent on a popular conservative New Media News site. I wondered at the time why they politicised their actions instead of just quietly removing their advertising. Why would they want to damage Breitbart I wondered. Well, it turns out that Kelloggs has a lot more to hide than just the use of palm oil that was produced using child labour.

The institutional left’s funding behemoth W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with and given major donations to George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Tides Center as part of its massive push to promote a far-left agenda.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the nonprofit arm of cereal and sweets giant Kellogg’s…

…is the seventh largest philanthropic foundation in the United States.

…In recent years, however, the focus of the Foundation has drifted away from just helping children toward promoting left-wing political issues.

The W. K Kellogg Foundation even gave one million dollars to support  the controversial work of the racist, hate group, Black Lives Matter.

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Map of the Day

“forced her to walk around Cornwall Park naked on her hands and knees leashed like a dog”

A man accused of forcing his girlfriend to get breast implants has been awarded $20,000 by a judge who criticised the police investigation into her “bizarre” allegations.

The 27-year-old faced 36 serious criminal charges, including numerous violent assaults and rapes over a two-month period, and would have spent between 16 and 18 years in prison if convicted.

He was alleged to have locked the woman in his bedroom for three days without food or water, tortured her with pins until she bled, forced her to walk around Cornwall Park naked on her hands and knees leashed like a dog, and pressured her into breast surgery.

But the charges were dropped a week before the trial and the man took legal action against the police to recover some of the legal bill he spent fighting the case.

Judge David Sharp awarded him $20,000 and defence barrister Graeme Newell told the Herald on Sunday he would ask the police to investigate the woman for laying a false rape complaint.

I can’t understand how that got as far as court.  If he forced her to walk around Cornwall Park naked on her hands and knees leashed like a dog, you’d expect there to be a witness or two.

So how did this get as far as a judge? Read more »

Guess who is looking for relevance? Kim Dotcom and his knob polisher

Kim Dotcom wants to know – is he being spied on again?

The question came after the discovery of a newly installed surveillance camera in the penthouse suite of the Hilton on Auckland’s Princes Wharf.

And it turns out the answer might be “yes”. The camera belongs to NZ Customs and is being used by the NZ Defence Force – although both agencies say any surveillance of Dotcom’s home would have been accidental.

The latest instalment in Dotcom’s complicated relationship with New Zealand government agencies came one evening last week as the former Megaupload owner was looking across from his penthouse apartment towards the neighbouring Hilton.

In the dark of a spring Auckland night, he noticed a light through a curtain on what was normally a deserted floor.

“I social engineered hotel staff by calling during the night shift … and told them a story that someone left the terrace door of the penthouse open and that the curtain is flying in the wind.

“A housekeeper went up and pulled the curtain to the side exposing the camera. Then the housekeeper left and the curtain remained open.”

Dotcom photographed the camera and zoomed in on the image as close as he was able, and saw what he believed to be a lens focused on his apartment.

He really is the centre of the universe.  Albeit a quite lonely and irrelevant one.   Read more »

An ambo writes

Further to our post yesterday, a serving ambo officer writes:

By way of clarification:

St John employs both events staff and front line ambulance staff. The majority of events staff are volunteers with basic first aid skills, while front-line staff are full time professionals. Most are degree qualified and paid around $50,000 – $60,000pa, some have post grad qualifications and paid around $70,000pa.

Sadly there are a shortage of both. St John salary budgets prohibit employing more full time staff (St John are currently in negotiations with the government for additional funding to employ more staff, primarily so there will no longer be any single crewed vehicles), and the volunteer workforce in general is shrinking.

The field of paramedicine is highly specialized. Nurses cannot do our job. In fact most doctors, with the exception of emergency department doctors, cannot do our job, and require an additional year of post grad study in paramedicine if they want to work as front line ambulance officers. So solving the low staffing numbers isn’t as easy as just getting someone else to do it. Read more »

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