Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good rant

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Anthony Robins, the left-wing ratbag blogger and a university professor not the inspirational and motivational speaker, has had a mad rant about the TPPA and how it could affect education.

He posits that evil corporations might set up private schools right next to an exisiting school and then demand government funding and compete with state schools. I know, it sounds terrible.

But he finishes with this little rant:

The TPPA is a way of locking in a permanent, international right-wing governance which can limit and constrain the kind of social policies that any future NZ left-wing government might want to enact. Clever, isn’t it.

Of course those pesky things called facts get in the way of his rant.    Read more »

America fails to learn from Europe and imports rampant rape and crime to Texas

They say history always repeats itself and unfortunately it does. Despite there being clear and violent evidence of the problems associated with Muslim refugees, America has ignored what is happening in Europe and has imported rampant crime and rape to its own shores. Australia is not far behind and New Zealand has already cracked open the door.

It is not as though they can claim ignorance. They can’t say, ” we had no idea this would happen.” The evidence is there, the statistics are there, the violence the crime and the rape is clearly evident. Yet America, Australia and New Zealand seem determined to head down the same suicidal path as Europe.

The rape and violence crisis attributed to the influx of “refugees” may not be a problem exclusive to European countries. According to at least one woman, it’s already started in the U.S.

Karen Sherman recently moved to Missoula, Montana, and stood in front of the local courthouse Monday to warn residents about the “civil unrest” they might be facing should the Obama administration’s plans to plant foreign migrants in the town go through, WND reported.

More than 120 protesters gathered to hear Sherman’s account of what happened in her former hometown of Amarillo, Texas.

“Amarillo is overrun with refugees,” Sherman said. She claimed the refugees have been given preferential treatment ahead of Americans to get benefits. “Now they’re expecting us to give them cars,” she said.    Read more »

She’s staying: Annette King quietly tells Andrew Little he can’t have her seat

Richard Harman at Politik reports:

From its eastern boundaries where the “Wellywood” moviemakers (including Petr Jackson) live across through Miramar and Melrose, home to the first Labour Government’s first state houses, across the airport to Kilbirnie with its heavy European and Pacific Island migrant population then down to Cook Strait and Island Bay, with its high percentage of relatively affluent left wing and social activists (including Andrew Little) – you see New Zealand.

National wins the party vote here but Ms King holds it against that tide.

It’s easy to see why. She is a consummate local MP, attending almost every school fair, prize giving sports day or other local events. Her’s is a very familiar face.

The former school dental nurse came from a Labour family and she is instinctively Labour to her fingertips.

But her politics are tempered by her day to day experiences in her middle New Zealand electorate.

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Awesome news. Can we just cancel it now?

The Green taliban are outraged, because they say the Emissions Trading Scheme is so weak now it is ineffective.

An evaluation of the Emissions Trading Scheme shows the Government has “weakened the scheme to the point of ineffectiveness,” says Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

The Government released three technical reports last week, to help New Zealanders engage with a public review of the ETS.

One of those, a Ministry of Environment report into the performance of the ETS, found it provided businesses nearly no incentive to look at how to reduce their emissions.

Shaw said that with expenditure of $40m on setting up the ETS, and despite it being the Government’s main policy for tackling climate change, it was failing.    Read more »

Shane Jones likes the idea of taking Te Tii out of Waitangi Day

Shane Jones enters the vexed Waitangi debate.

Former Labour MP Shane Jones has thrown his weight behind calls to shift Waitangi celebrations involving the Crown, away from Ti Tii Marae.

The national day and lead-up was marred by in-fighting among trustees of the lower marae. Drawn-out confusion over whether Prime Minister John Key was even invited, and a gagging order placed on him by some trustees led to his withdrawal from Waitangi celebrations at the weekend.

He promised to return next year, if his normal speaking rights were reinstated.

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Onya Australia: tells asylum seekers to go die in their own country

The Aussies are taking a tough line on asylum seekers – ratbags trying to jump the queue to enter Australia- by wanting to deport them despite terminal illnesses.

Some of the 267 asylum seekers Australia wants to deport to an offshore immigration centre following a court ruling are suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses, a senior government official said on Monday.

Australia’s High Court last week upheld the government’s right to deport detained asylum seekers to the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru, about 3000km northeast of Australia.

The decision provoked criticism from the United Nations and sparked protest, with church leaders offering asylum seekers sanctuary.

The centre has been widely criticised for harsh conditions and reports of systemic child abuse and sexual assault.

Some deportations could begin within days, but others would have to be dealt with in a staged fashion, because of the illnesses, said Michael Pezzullo, secretary of the department of immigration and border protection.   Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.

Face of the day

Josie Butler

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Today’s face of the day, Josie Butler, is now infamous for throwing a sex toy at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce at Waitangi.

Various reporters have asked her questions about her actions but none of them asked her the questions I wanted asked.

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Butler told Mana News police dealt with her professionally, and no formal charges were laid.

– Stuff

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

torpor (noun) – 1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
2. Lethargy; apathy.
3. The dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “lethargy, listlessness,” circa 1600, from Latin torpor “numbness, sluggishness,” from torpere “be numb, be inactive, be dull,” from PIE root *ster- “stiff, rigid, firm, strong”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 8

21Those who love me inherit wealth. I will fill their treasuries.