Bet our SAS wish they were there

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The Brits are among it – knocking off bad guys at a good clip.

SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks. Read more »

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Andrew Little extends the 90 Day bill to 365 days for his ‘team’

According to 3News Andrew Little is going to put his MPs on trial periods of performance.

I wrote about that in passing yesterday but have had some more thoughts about Andrew Little’s conversion to performance based contracts.

New Labour leader Andrew Little is not revealing which roles Labour Party members will take, but says there no guarantee they will keep them.

Mr Little says he’s been “having very good conversations with every caucus member” to determine who takes on which role.

However, they may not be the people who take the party into the 2017 election, he told The Nation today.

The party was trying to achieve and fresh look and harness the talent it had.

“I may play the role of the coach and say hey listen lets try some people in new slots. Lets try some combinations, but listen we may well come to review those.

“The party had new members and wanted to try others in senior roles, Mr Little said.

Lets try them out while we’ve got a bit of an opportunity to do that, but by the end of next year, two years out from the election, lets crystalise who the team will be that will take us charging into 2017.

So Andrew Little is giving MP’s 12 month contracts…based on performance…well knock me down with a feather, but this is refreshing.

  1. Casualisation of workforce
  2. Extends 90 day bill to 365 days
  3. Individual contracts
  4. No collective bargaining by MPs
  5. MPs given no opportunity to have a support person when losing their current role
  6. MPs bullied out of their roles

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Little wades into the Sutton/Rennie debacle

Choose one:  Inquiry or resignation.  (It doesn’t get much more creative than that, does it?)

Andrew Little has made his first big call as the leader of the Opposition.

It’s for the head of State Services, Iain Rennie, over his handling of sexual harassment allegations against CERA boss Roger Sutton.

On Monday it was Mr Sutton in the firing line.

“I have called women ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’ and that is wrong,” he said.

Six days later it’s his boss, Mr Rennie, in the firing line because he gave Mr Sutton the chance at a news conference to speak about his resignation following a sexual harassment inquiry.

“That is such a departure from the standards that we ought to expect from those whose job it is to maintain standards in the public service, I think now we’re entitled to conclude that Iain Rennie is unfit for the job and there’s got to be now an investigation into his fitness to hold that job,” says Mr Little.

Sorry, my mistake.  An inquiry AND a resignation.  How original.   However, Little is right about Rennie having put himself in a very indefensible position.   Read more »

Something doesn’t smell right with Len Brown’s dodgy trust arrangements

via 3news.co.nz

via 3news.co.nz

If we have learn’t anything about Len Brown it is that no matter how murky and dodgy things look, you can guarantee that the reality will be much worse.

At last a half decent bit of journalism by the MSM with the SST uncovering the Police investigation into Len’s secret fundraising Trust. But if they had dug any deeper they would have found that there is at least another entire layer of stench to this.

I have it from an impeccable source that in their investigation the Police have only investigated two of Brown’s people – Conor Roberts and James Bews-Hair.   Read more »

Concrete Cancer Coverup, Ctd

PRIVATE EMAILS have confirmed what the company at the centre of a concrete cancer cover-up have spent months trying to hide – and the news is all bad.

For months now Auckland-based Drymix, best known for its Mitre 10 range of products, has been on a public relations offensive to hush up concerns over suspect cement being used in millions of dollars worth of construction projects.

But as a series of emails obtained this week reveal, privately Drymix were having to acknowledge to their customers that an issue did exist with cement imported from Vietnam in January, February and March this year.

In one email Drymix boss Hunter Crossan confirms that alkali levels in imported cement had not been within range of accepted New Zealand standards. He then goes on to assure the issue is being ‘worked on by our suppliers’ and will be fully resolved in the coming months.

But that’s it.

Drymix stop well short of alerting the construction industry to the fact there could be significant safety concerns with precast structures manufactured using suspect cement from its supplier in Vietnam.

In fact, WOBH has learned about a response from the Ministry of Justice to an Official Information Act request seeking answers about the quality of the precast concrete structures at the new $40 million Manukau Courthouse upgrade, and if this is any guide, Drymix did exactly the opposite.

The question was asked whether the Ministry knew if imported cement had been used in the construction upgrade and they have been told it hadn’t. From this we can deduce that Drymix hasn’t been in touch with them.   Read more »

And so the hate comes to New Zealand

Russel Norman is trying to protect his ISIS mates and is opposed to giving our intelligence services better tools to combat modern terrorism.

While he is clamouring in support of Islamist terrorists we have an attack on a 4 year old Jewish boy occurring in Auckland in our leafy suburbs.

This echoes recent attacks on Jewish school children in Sydney.

And so the tactics we are used to seeing in news from overseas come to New Zealand.

A 4-year-old Jewish boy was attacked walking home from pre-school in what has been labelled a race hate crime.

The boy has been left traumatised after he was approached by a man who slapped him hard on the top of his head in front of his mother, brother and a friend in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden last week.

New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman said the man in his 20s, who was said to be of Middle Eastern appearance, laughed as he left the scene in a car with four other men.

The child’s distraught mother had notified police who say they hope to make an arrest.

Goodman said the brazen attack appeared to be racially motivated as both the boy and his friend were wearing yarmulkes, or Jewish skullcaps, and are orthodox Jews.

Goodman said he believed the anti-Semitic hate crime on a defenceless boy would come as a shock to many New Zealanders.

“A small Jewish community has lived here, well integrated, contributing to the wider society, and in exceptional peace since the earliest days of New Zealand’s settlement.

“It’s really very worrying that it seems to have elevated things one level higher. This behaviour is so totally unacceptable and intolerable in New Zealand.   Read more »

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Face of the day

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The New Zealand Herald want to rehabilitate today’s face of the day but I want to help him escape.

With this in mind, I have come up with three escape plans for him, that should work well given New Zealand’s recent history of letting criminals slip out of the country without detection.

PLAN ONE: Borrow a Burqa ( make sure it is long enough to cover your knees DUH )

PLAN ONE: Borrow a Burqa

PLAN ONE: Borrow a Burqa

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 23

10 Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.

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