Stupid is as Stupid does

Some people are just retarded.


A woman caught sitting on a jet ski as it was towed by a truck along an Auckland motorway has been labelled careless and stupid.

The over-enthusiastic jet skier was snapped in a photo by a passing motorist on the North-Western motorway in the area of the inner-city suburb of Newton – where other vehicles passing her could reach speeds of 100 kmh.

The photo has become a viral hit online.

Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty rebuked the woman for her life-threatening stunt. ”Stupidity on the roads causes heartbreaks in homes,” she said.

She said the woman and the driver were committing a traffic offence. If police track them down, they risk penalties for dangerous driving and having an unrestrained passenger in tow.

Hegarty said it was unclear when the offending occurred despite the photo going viral last week.

She said police were asking people to come forward and identify the woman.

Organ donors!

 

– Fairfax

Now Egypt is sick of Hamas’ tunnels of terror

Israel launched an operation to stop rocket attacks, and to destroy the tunnels that Hamas was building under the border in order to attack Israel.

Now Egypt is moving against Hamas tunnels…and they aren’t anything like Israel.

Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind.

Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters — and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza. And unlike the fierce resistance and international public relations campaign Hamas mounted against Israel in August, the terrorist group that governs Gaza appears to not be seeking a head-on fight with Cairo.

“I don’t think that Hamas is looking for a confrontation with Egypt,” Zvi Mazel, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt from 1996–2001, told FoxNews.com. “They don’t want to put more oil on the fire. After all, Hamas stems from the Muslim Brotherhood — and the presence of the Brotherhood is nowhere in the fight now — so Hamas doesn’t want to speak too loud.”  Read more »

Do you have ‘Text Neck’?

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Have you heard of ‘text’ neck’?

I hadn’t until yesterday but apparently this is rife now and causing alarming injuries.

I wonder how long before ACC starts to record injuries as being caused by texting.

​Resea​rchers at the National Library of Medicine have just found out that there is an epidemic sweeping America called—and this is possibly the best name for a medical condition since “micropenis”—”text neck”.

Text neck. Text. Neck. It’s when you look down at your phone too much—when walking down the street, perhaps, or when you’re sitting in front of me at the cinema, or at the bar instead of talking—and the weight of your big dumb head plus the Earth’s gravity puts unbearable strain on your neck and spine. The condition can cause muscle strain, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and, over time, even remove your neck’s natural curve. And all because you had to keep an eye on your group text message while someone went through a bad breakup. All because you were taking a screenshot of a fun interaction you had on Tinder.

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Closing Muslims schools: closing the stable door after the horse has bolted?

Things are getting serious when schools stop teaching to the curriculum:

Pupils at six Muslim independent schools could be “vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation”, Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.

In a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, the head of Ofsted said he believed “pupils’ physical and educational welfare is at serious risk”.

Ms Morgan contacted the schools in Tower Hamlets, London, and warned them they would be closed if they failed to draw up action plans to deal with inspectors’ complaints “within weeks”.

All six schools failed their inspections along with the state Sir John Cass Red Coat Church of England School, in Stepney, which The Independent revealed earlier this week would be criticised for failing to safeguard pupils from Islamic extremism.

Sir John Cass has previously been declared “outstanding”. The school and local authority were also told to draw up an action plan and face an inspection visit within six weeks.

Closing schools would be an extreme move.  That’s a lot of pupils that surrounding schools will need to absorb.  So the impending catastrophe must be quite serious.

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Little’s first challenge: how to arrange his “talent”

He’s putting a brave face on it, but he’s really got very few options.

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.”

“Try them out” is a nice way of saying he’s got no clue, and he’s going to just go with the flow right now.  There are a lot of tensions, lot of expectations, and still some quite unrealistic ambitions that he has to accommodate.  It’s a hospital pass, really.   Who wants to be the leader of a party that had it’s worst defeat in almost a century?   Some of it must be down to poor and worn out talent – but Little doesn’t seem to have the stones to do what it takes and take the rotten apples out of the barrel.

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Aviation expert wants to know who took flight MH370

How can a plane full of people just disappear?  Do the experts know more than they are telling?

Tim Clark has been a senior manager at the airline Emirates since 1985 and has been instrumental in developing it into one of the world’s largest airlines. Today, the 64-year-old is seen as a knowledgeable expert and critic of the aviation industry. His view of the vanished Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 is a provocative one. The plane that disappeared was a Boeing 777 and Emirates operates 127 such aircraft, more than any other airline in the world.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: It’s now October, seven months after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370, and we still don’t know what happened. What can still be done to gain some degree of clarity?

Clark: MH 370 remains one of the great aviation mysteries. Personally, I have the concern that we will treat it as such and move on. At the most, it might then make an appearance on National Geographic as one of aviation’s great mysteries. We mustn’t allow this to happen. We must know what caused that airplane to disappear.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: And what do you think happened?

Clark: My own view is that probably control was taken of that airplane.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: By whom? What do you think happened? Read more »

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Face of the day

According to Laila Harre…

This is the face of doom.

This is the face that sank The Internet Party Ship ( The good ship ‘Dotcom’s money’ )

This is the face that started the Internet parties downward slide into oblivion…

 

Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer

I LIKE this face.

I think this face is fantastic.

I want to kiss this face and shake her hand!

She should get a medal for saving the New Zealand public from electoral disaster. Just the thought of John Minto and his mates in parliament makes me want to be sick.

We joke about the near miss now but what if they had pulled it off?

I shudder to think.

 

Internet Mana had completely mismanaged the last month of the campaign, which began when Mana candidate Georgina Beyer publicly attacked Dotcom, Ms Harre said.

“[That] fed into what became a narrative of a rift and division and it was one that we couldn’t knock through the rest of the campaign. It became completely distracting from the release of policy.”

-T.V 3

 

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22

10 Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.

Saturday nightCap

I realise this is a promotional video, but it is still interesting