If David Fisher reported on the Humpty Dumpty Court Case

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You may not be aware but Humpty Dumpty took the King to court over his fall from a wall. The transcript of the court case is here.

If Senior reporter David Fisher reported on the outcome of the case for a newspaper I think it would read something like this…

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Guest Post: Global warming gets a hot flush

James Hansen is generally considered the godfather of global warming alarmists. He recently retired from NASA’s Goddard Institute. What he says is swallowed by his followers and a naïve press without a dissenting murmur or a moment’s checking.

He, and his fellow warmists, are working in overdrive to produce as much shocking material as possible in the run up to the all important Paris conference when the world’s leaders are supposed to dip into our pockets like never before to stop the rise of CO2. According to Hansen this is the planet’s last chance to save us from a scary scenario of rising sea levels, record droughts, catastrophic storms, horrendous loss of life – in fact every conceivable negative effect you can imagine.

Hansen has been leading from the front. His latest paper is a monument to idiocy and gratuitous, publicity-seeking, humbug. He and a bunch of no-name sycophants have predicted a warming of “at least 2 degrees” (would have been nice this morning!!) and “sea level rise of 3 metres by 2100” with another 2 metres within a “couple of decades”. The paper contains unscientific language describing “super storms” wreaking havoc around the world. (Can feel a movie in the making? Where are you Sir Peter??)

Several telling events accompany this madness.    Read more »

It’s child abuse actually

Rob Beaglehole reckons that food and beverage manufacturers are to blame for rotten children’s teeth.

He is wrong, it is the parents fault.

The soft drinks industry has hit back at claims that its products are to blame for a rise in the number of toddlers needing to have rotten teeth pulled out.

Dentist and veteran anti-sugar lobbyist Rob Beaglehole said earlier this week that cavities in children’s teeth were on the rise, and some as young as 18 months were having multiple rotten teeth pulled out after parents fed them soft drinks through sipper bottles, and chocolate biscuits as bedtime treats.

“The issue of young children with rotten teeth is one of poor parenting. No more and no less,” Kerry Tyack, executive director of the New Zealand Beverage Council said.

The council represents soft drink giants Coca-Cola and Frucor,  as well as boutique manufacturers such as Phoenix.

Tyack said parents should be “in complete control” of what young children ate and drank, and said it was “a complete evasion of parental responsibility to shift the blame for the state of these children’s teeth onto the manufacturers of products which should, after all, be consumed as treats or in moderation”.

“It’s not the products. It’s the decision to use them inappropriately.”      Read more »


Seems reasonable to me, but he should ditch the girlfriend as well

There is only one thing in life worse than cats…cats that steal your bacon…and one bloke has had enough calling in the cops to sort out his girlfriend’s cat.

A man dialled 999 to ask police to arrest his girlfriend and her cat after she allowed her pet to eat his bacon.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that man wanted his girlfriend and her cat detained following the incident.   Read more »

Real Estate industry delivers hard data and shames Twyford, Little and Labour’s cynical Asian bashing

Claims foreign buyers are increasingly snapping up Auckland houses have been further debunked, with data indicating only a fraction of visitors to a popular real estate website are Asian.

Figures released by website realestate.co.nz reveal about five per cent of all online traffic viewing Auckland property between January and April were primary speakers of an East Asian language.

Of that five per cent, only 2.8 per cent originated from outside New Zealand meaning almost half were viewing from within the country.

Oh bugger.  That must mean there are only 5 Chinese people buying up all of Auckland, right Phil?   Read more »

Mental Health Break

Are Climate Alarmists Playing God?

by George

“Climate Change” by definition means the climate is changing. What’s new? Today the climate is cool and sunny; yesterday it was warm and wet. The tide came in, went out and came in again without any intervention from me or any other life form on earth. And what is even more fascinating is for approximately twelve hours each day the world experiences either daylight or darkness. That is how this universe, this galaxy, this solar system and this planet established the order, from which we emerged, through billions of years of evolution. Now, while it appears I’m stating the bleeding obvious, there are those on earth with the belief that humankind has, within its power, the means to intercept this universal creation through their neglect.

If the climate is changing, I would imagine there are far greater powers at play than a few billion humans creating unfavourable emissions; like volcanic eruptions giving the atmosphere a good nudge. So my first solution is to plug every volcano which makes as much sense as suggesting cow’s farts are heating the globe. Read more »

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Corrections Union bovver boy Bevan Hanlon is having a blinder of a run

Beven Hanlon union thugAfter almost two weeks of nearly daily revelation, including parading family members in front of the media… one by one…, it seems old Bevvo has run out of ammo.

And what do unions do when they’re out of ammo?

A protest outside Mt Eden Corrections Facility will call for an end to the running of prisons by private companies.

Public Service Association national secretary Erin Polaczuk and union organisers Willie Cochrane and Nerinda Cropp will attend the protest. Read more »

Oh bugger, Solid Energy could be winding up

via Newstalk ZB

The company says no decision has been made and there is no timeline for the decision.

It has told staff three options are on the table.

“In our staff updates, we have explained that there are three potential paths for the company under consideration – some arrangement that would allow us to trade on, some kind of controlled sell-down, or liquidation,” the company said in a statement today.

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, which represents miners, expects a decision within weeks, Radio New Zealand reports.

Solid Energy has been badly hit by falling international coal prices and has shed hundreds of jobs during the last two years.

In February, the board said that it could see an issue coming to do with the company’s ability to either repay or refinance its debt as it falls due from September next year, and had acted early in starting talks with its banks and shareholder. Read more »