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Time to get back to work
December, January and February are always a bit of a soft time for Whaleoil as there is very little politics going on, and Whaleoil is, after all, primarily a political blog. Â So as the politicians and main stream media come back into play, this place will gear up for the usual fare of hard news and opinions with a side order of satire, disrespect and the odd belly laugh. Â Oh and cat videos. Â We won’t neglect our true purpose.
When you compare that to a year ago: Â Read more »
Itâ€™s a recurring theme: Â when the left donâ€™t like what you have to say, they counter with boycotts, violence and even death threats. Â I guess putting up a better argument is too hard.
Iâ€™ve shared this one with the Police.
From:Â Sam the ManÂ <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Whale Oil Contact submission
To:Â [email protected]
Name: Sam the Man
Message: Bro, youâ€™re the fattest, ugliest motherfucker in New Zealand
and Iâ€™d love to shoot a Blue Taliban faggot like you right in the guts
Bro, you have the stones to use your real email address. Â For that at least you get some respect. Â But, what the hell Bro? Â This isnâ€™t the way to interact with people! Â Why not use the comments on my blog and tell your story? Â Read more »
I have made a few sacrifices in my life. All were for family. Most were for my children. In today’s world society seems to admire those who are successful making money more than those who are successful in their relationships with people.
I don’t believe that poverty equals happiness or that wealth equals misery. Wealth causes its own challenges and problems and so does poverty. What I do believe is that sacrifice is under rated. Sacrifice takes strength of character. Sacrifice means putting someone else’s needs before your own. When that other person is your child, then sacrifice equals love. You can never under rate love. It is the most powerful motivator in the universe.
When my ex-husband and I divorced my economic situation took an abrupt downturn. My son and I moved from a luxurious home in an affluent suburb to a small apartment in a blue collar neighborhood. Our new home had none of the frills and extra amenities like the home we left behind. It was elbow-cracking small, the unreliable air conditioning made it heavy with heat in the Texas summers, and the neighbors were sometimes sketchy. But it was the best my budget could afford.
My son, they said, didnâ€™t deserve to have his standard of living change like it did. They believed I should have put him in daycare and returned to the workforce full time.