Daily Proverb

Proverbs 23

4Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.

Wednesday nightCap

Who knew badgers were this clever?

Daily Trivia

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Amazon and Congo were likely one river before Africa and S.America drifted apart. (source)   Read more »

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Quadcopter + GoPro + Fireworks display

You don’t have to be mad, but it helps

2014, a fridge odyssey

Whaleoil Backchat

Welcome to the daily Whaleoil Backchat – posted at 6:30 pm every day.

This post is like an end-of-day General Debate post.

Poland are preparing for Putin’s invasion

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More good news

Another Labour crisis – that isn’t.

The Herald reports on the latest migration figures.

New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer kiwis left for Australia.

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures.

In the year through March, New Zealand gained a net 31,900 migrants, a 10-year high, as 98,000 people arrived while 66,100 departed. That’s more than 12 times the 2,500 annual net migration gain in the year through March 2013 and compares with an average net gain of 11,700 migrants over the past 20 years.   Read more »