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Today’s Trivia


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America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent. (Source)

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This is how you deal with social justice warriors


That’s the spot


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Latest news headlines from Reuters


Finally I’ve found something that does eat cats

The other week I posted a photo on Facebook of a cat that I ironed out with a .22-250. That little 40gr Hordany varmint round had torn its head right off.

People were outraged…some defriended me, one person threatened to punch my face in.

We left the cat lying in a paddock and nothing touched it. The hawks ate the hare and the rabbit we shot but nothing touched the cat. I’ve never seen anything eat a cat until today.

Cat owners have been warned of the dangers their feline companions face when venturing outdoors after video emerged of bald eagles feasting on the body of a dead cat near Pittsburgh.

Footage from a live web camera mounted at the Hays bald eagle nest, located a few miles from the center of Pittsburgh, showed the eagles serving up the cat to hungry eaglets. Concerned cat owners bombarded the local Audubon Society about why the eagles had preyed upon the cat. Read more »


Maybe the grip is too tight

Nick Grant at NBR writes about the luvvies outrage over a NEWS READER leaving her job of 23 years.

I have three words in response to the hysterical pitch of many reports about broadcaster Hilary Barry’s resignation from MediaWorks.

Get. A. Grip.

Possibly the most risible headline relating to Ms Barry’s “shock” departure was splashed across the New Zealand Herald’s homepage.

“Can TV3 survive Hilary Barry’s departure?” it breathlessly asked.

Yes, of course, it will.

Precisely. And doesn’t Duncan Grieve, Matt Nippert and David Fisher all look stupid today as Mark Weldon continues in his job and the staff haven’t all had an insurrection. I mean think about it…where would they all go if they all jacked it in…there are only so many places at TVNZ, and Sky is bare bones, and that leaves the life-boat at Radio NZ. It is a small market and they are essentially trapped. So they can whinge and moan to their luvvie mates all they like nothing is going to happen.   Read more »