This is why we desperately need a New Media organisation

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Cartoon-TICP – The Israeli Cartoon Project

When we were challenged by a reader to provide a balanced view when writing about Israel, Cameron responded that Whaleoil is the balance.This is a reasonable statement considering that a bias against Israel can be found at every MSM organisation and also on Left wing blogs.Have a look at the screenshot below. Do you think the panel for a discussion about Palestine is balanced? Do you think that the topic for discussion is balanced or indeed accurate? Since when was Israel a part of Palestine? The entire premise of the discussion is that Israel does not exist despite the reality that it is a distinct and separate country.

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a new media organisation that provides firstly just the facts and secondly opinion pieces from both sides of an issue?

More victims of paedophile ex-teacher come forward; scumbag gets more jail time

The teaching profession is starting to get a worse reputation than the Catholic Church for harbouring paedophiles.

A paedophile ex-teacher has had a year tacked on to his current jail term after four new victims came forward with stories of degrading abuse.

In November 2014, 80-year-old Stephen Gough was jailed for three and a half years after admitting nine sex charges against three girls and a boy between 1976 and 1987.

During the sentencing at Waitakere District Court, it was revealed the former west Auckland woodwork teacher would at times molest the victims as he read them bible passages.   Read more »

Bugger me with a wire brush: TPP doesn’t breach Treaty – Waitangi Tribunal

Well lookee here, that’s another TPPA myth busted:

The Waitangi Tribunal have ruled the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has not breached Treaty obligations.

However, the report raised a number of concerns, such as misjudging Maori interests and a lack of transparency on Maori advice.

New Zealand is one of 12 countries party to the free trade deal, which the Government claims will benefit the country by $2.7 billion a year by 2030.

The Treaty of Waitangi clause in the agreement should “provide a reasonable degree of protection to Maori interests”, the Tribunal said.    Read more »

Scumbag window washer intimidating drivers

The NZ Herald is reporting more troubles with window washer scumbags:

Police are now warning motorists not to pay window washers and to stay in their vehicles if approached.

Why aren’t the police warning windscreen washers they’ll be systematically rounded up and run out of town?

Why isn’t the council dealing with it as well. They are unlicensed hawkers.   Read more »

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As predicted the Dodgy Socialist Dam is going to turn into a bun fight at the ballot box

When Councils ride rough shod over ratepayers and the politicians vote with their wallets and not with the interests of those paying the bills there will be electoral consequences.

Hawkes Bay Regional Council has poured millions into a dodgy socialist dam proposal that simply doesn’t stack up economically or environmentally.

Now the push back is starting.

The battle over the Ruataniwha Dam project is moving to the ballot box.

Newly reelected Ngati Kahungunu chair Ngahiwi Tomoana says the iwi’s opposition to the $333 million scheme to irrigate part of central Hawke’s Bay has got wide support.

He says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and its regional investment company aren’t listening to the wider community, which opposes the project of economic, cultural and environmental grounds.

The council is up for election in October.   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

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Today’s face of the day Sadiq Khan is about to be elected as London’s first Muslim Mayor. He has defended Islamists, 9/11 terrorists, and is endorsed by anti-Semites.

Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to choose a replacement for the outgoing Mayor, Boris Johnson MP. Despite the fact the Labour Party is currently mired in an anti-Semitism scandal, if all things remain equal, expect the party’s candidate Sadiq Khan MP to be confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning.
Mr. Khan, 45, has had a successful career in the Labour Party…

The many concerns raised about Mr Khan include:

A letter to the Guardian in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings on London, blaming terrorism on British Government policy;
His legal defence of Zacarias Moussaoui, a 9/11 terrorist who confessed to being a member of Al Qaeda;
His chapter in a book, entitled ‘Actions Against the Police’ which advises on how to bring charges against the police for “racism”. This is the same police force that Mr. Khan as London mayor would exercise authority over;
His defence of Islamist extremist Azzam Tamimi. When Dr. Tamimi told a crowd that the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed would “cause the world to tremble” and predicted “Fire… throughout the world if they don’t stop”, Mr. Khan, who shared a platform with him, dismissed the threats as “flowery language”;
His platform-sharing with Suliman Gani, a south London imam who has urged female subservience to men, and called for the founding of an Islamic state.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

gimcrack (noun) – A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw.

(adj) – Cheap and tasteless; gaudy.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also jimcrack, “trifle, knick-knack,” by circa 1820, earlier “mechanical contrivance” (1630’s), originally “showy person” (1610’s), of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of Middle English gibecrake, the name of some kind of ornament on wooden furniture (mid-14th century), which is perhaps from Old French giber “to rattle, shake” + some special sense of Middle English crak “sharp noise, crack.” In 18th – 19th century gimcrack also could mean “person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances.”

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 5

1My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.

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