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Perhaps TV wasn’t better in the old days after all…


Today’s Trivia


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Elizabeth II is the queen of sixteen different countries. She is also a duke and a lord. (Source)

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Wow. Just wow




Daily Roundup


Not sure it is relevant what the number was

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Professor of Hate Hits Own Goal With Hate Speech

Hate Speech research Scott Poynting

Hate Speech researcher Scott Poynting: Likens Sodastream to manufacturer of Zyklon B

I wonder what Islamic shill Susan Devoy is going to say about this…or will she sweep it under the carpet under the guise of academic freedoms.

Shalom Kiwi reports:

Prof Scott Poynting is a scholar of hate crime at the University of Auckland. Sadly ironically, he is also the author of a sickening anti-Semitic letter to the Waikato Times on Nov 28th.

The letter is anti-Semitic primarily because it seeks to draw false parallels between Nazi Germany and Israel and is sickening as the Farben factory referred to in the letter is notorious for making the gas used by the Nazis to exterminate Jews. Such demonisation and delegitimization of Israel not only fails Sharansky’s ‘3-D’ test, the comparison is also explicitly part of the working definition of anti-Semitism for the European Forum and the US State department.

His letter reads “Thank you for explaining in your article how SodaStream generously provided work for Palestinians. I understand that IG Farben provided work for large number of Jews. Not that I have anything against Germans, mind you.”


IG Farben was a German chemical manufacturing company that held the patent for and made Zyklon-B, the poison used to mass exterminate Jews. The company also used slave labour to speed up production under orders of the SS. Comparing this to SodaStream is obscene and hateful. The implication that Israel is like Nazi Germany is anti-Semitic. The false inference from an academic is inexcusable.

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Pinko Farrar discovers Labour are tits at maths


(larger version here)

Something we here at Whaleoil have known for some time is that when it comes to numbers, Labour just can’t manage them.

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Keep friends close, and enemies even closer

There is no room for David Cunliffe in an Andrew Little Labour, which is kind of odd, as both of them were put there by their union masters.

Cunliffe has gone from 14th place to what looks like 28 out of Labour’s 32 MPs (he is one of the bottom 10 that are technically unranked position but Labour’s layout of the list has him in the 28th).

Little has stripped Cunliffe of the tertiary education portfolio, and instead made him “undersecretary to the leader on superannuation issues”.

Basically, Little has said to Cunliffe, ‘You are my servant on superannuation.’

Little and his advisers must have found it hard to keep a straight face as he tried to make out this was good for Cunliffe at today’s press conference.

Little has been deliberately demeaning to Cunliffe, hurting him to get the points with the punters.

It is a good move for Little because he knows it will get him headlines and draw a line under the ‘madness of King Cunliffe’ era of Cunliffe’s leadership.

Cunliffe used to be the darling of Labour’s left but the reality is just like the power went into him, it has been sucked out again.

Little knows Cunliffe has no real power with the base now so has gone for the political jugular. Read more »