The inconvenient truth about US Marijuana legalisations


November 2012 voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approved ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Two years later, Alaska and Oregon followed suit. As many as 11 other states may consider similar measures in November 2016, through either ballot initiative or legislative action. Read more »

Bruce the Wandering Whale in London

Let me preface this episode by stating that this stop on the whirlwind tour of Europe was primarily at my daughter’s request – I had no real want/need to go back to London, having lived there some thirty years ago. That said, I did enjoy seeing the places I spent most of my time back then.

The immigration queues were as bad (if not worse) than I remember. Back then, this poor Kiwi boy, travelling on a Kiwi passport could only join one of three queues: UK Passport Holders, EEC Passport Holders and Others. This meant that I was always the last one back on the bus, since everyone I travelled with seemed to have either a UK passport or a Patriality stamp.

So, the queue system has slightly improved. There are now only two: UK/EU Passports and Others. No guesses as to which was the longest queue. And unsurprisingly, the bulk of those in the Others queue were obviously from the Middle East. It took us about 45 minutes from joining the queue to getting through.

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Give it up Hels, a new Eastern European candidate emerges

Helen Clark should jack it in as a new Eastern European candidate emerges for the role of UN Sectretary-General.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark’s chances of winning the UN chief role may have just ground to a halt after a late entry from a Eastern European woman.

EU budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has announced she will contest the United Nations Secretary-General race and is shaping up to be the ‘compromise candidate’ Clark had hoped to become.

The Bulgarian Government has transferred their support from Irina Bokova – their original pick who is beating Clark – to back Georgieva, who is supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.   Read more »

Quelle surprise… not. Clinton rumoured to have had debate questions in advance

I'm coming for yer guns!

Don’t want to feed into the usual conspiracy theories, but this one needs at least to be aired

Earlier last week an NBC intern was seen hand delivering a package to Clinton’s campaign headquarters, according to sources. The package was not given to secretarial staff, as would normally happen, but the intern was instead ushered into the personal office of Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook. Members of the Clinton press corps from several media organizations were in attendance at the time, and a reporter from Fox News recognized the intern, but said he was initially confused because the NBC intern was dressed like a Fed Ex employee. Read more »

80% of Swedish Police want to quit because of Migrant danger

“80 Per Cent Of Swedish Police Consider Quitting Over Migrant Danger”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 20, 2016:

“80 Per Cent Of Swedish Police Consider Quitting Over Migrant Danger”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 20, 2016:

Reason 1436 for stopping Islamic immigration:

It puts incredible pressure on your police force.

Sweden may be descending into a crisis as a new report suggests 80 per cent of police officers are considering switching careers due to the danger they face in the field.

Every single day, the “crises” of jihadist incursion on Western soil and continued atrocities in Islamic states keep tallying up in this full blown jihad war. The situation in Sweden has been rapidly deteriorating. Last year, Stockholm released a stunning policy document which dealt with “ISIS fighters returning to the city after having had their fill of rape and beheadings of civilians.” It indicated that:

The city of Stockholm will make it a priority to provide the returning ISIS fighters with housing, free health care (physical and mental) and full financial support, until they have received earmarked jobs. All this of course fast-tracked past the line of law-abiding immigrants and indigenous Swedes.

Why? So that the poor, downtrodden jihadists don’t feel alienated; they need the generous help of Swedish politically correct politicians to help integrate them back into society.

…Not an iota of consideration for the innocent law-abiding citizens of Sweden. It’s no surprise that 80 percent of Swedish police are currently considering quitting; the very profession which is designated to serve and protect is now being insidiously prevented from carrying out that sworn duty by a politically correct leftist-jihadist alliance which has the West under siege.

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Australian Muslim Activist decided to prove that the poll results were wrong

I wrote recently about a poll in Australia where the question was posed, “Do you support banning Muslim Immigration?”. The not surprising result (given what has been happening in Australia) was that 49% Australians said ” Yes.” Like with Brexit a lot of Lefties were not happy with the result of the poll and blamed the result on the fact that only 1,000 people were polled. A second poll was taken but it got exactly the same result.

What’s happened next was fascinating. Mariam Veiszadeh, of “Islamaphobia Register of Australia” infamy, refused to believe the results so commissioned her own poll on Twitter. She proposed exactly the same question and more than 40,000 people have responded to the poll.

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Shimon Peres RIP


Shimon Peres, the great Israeli statesman has passed away.

Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding fathers, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93.

The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am local time on Wednesday, Rafi Walden, Peres’s personal physician who is also his son-in-law, told AFP.

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Did Trump win the first debate?

I watched the debate. I called it for the moderator with a draw between Crooked Hillary and Donald Trump.

Technically that is a win to Trump, because Hillary Clinton should have cleaned his clock. She didn’t. Even if she won narrowly then that is a win too, again because she should have nailed him, and she didn’t.

Some in the Media party were quick out of the blocks to declare Crooked Hillary a winner but now after some thought others are walking back that declaration.

The snap analyses of Monday night’s debate came with a hard caveat. Donald Trump has broken the political media’s antenna, again and again. Gaffes that would have torpedoed other candidates and other campaigns did not slow him down. Similar gaffes, like Trump’s comment about “the Second Amendment people” stopping Hillary Clinton from swinging the Supreme Court and his later comment that the Secret Service should stop protecting her, got wildly different voter reactions.

That’s led to uncertainty about what would normally be a clear, clean storyline — that Trump lost the debate. The efforts of Trump’s online army to counter-spin this have been limited to trending the hashtag #TrumpWon, as TV networks and almost all analysts say otherwise. But in the hours after Trump and Clinton left Long Island, we’ve seen five narratives of how maybe, possibly, Trump got the better of things.

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Bruce the Wandering Whale in Amsterdam continued…

I can thoroughly recommend the hop on/hop off canal cruises – only 20 odd Euros, lots of commentary, history and interesting sights.

We got off the cruise at the Heineken Brewery (about 500m from the entrance) and met my niece who, although she has lived here for six years, had never done “The Heineken Experience”. Costing about 16 Euros, you get a self-guided tour and two drinks at the end. There is an interactive ride (where we get brewed – taken through the process as if you are the product) which although a bit corny, is lots of fun. At the end we had a few of the freebies – it tastes so much nicer here than it does in NZ. Dominion Breweries wreck it when they brew it locally!

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

You have probably seen the pic of Bruce, who had a few at the Heineken Brewery and got a bit silly, but here are the pics again

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

Bruce enjoying a beer at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce enjoying a beer at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery after having one too many beers PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery after having one too many beers PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

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Cake has become a political football in America

What is it with cakes in America? In four cases now they have been used for political purposes. In the first case, Christian owners of a bakery refused to make a cake for their regular lesbian customers because it was for a gay wedding. In the next case, Steven Crowder who was upset that the Media were pushing the narrative that only Christians were discriminating against Gays, proved that none of the Muslim-owned bakeries in Dearborn would agree to bake a gay wedding cake either.

Now Walmart has refused to make a cake for a Police Officer’s retirement party saying that the blue line was racist even though last year they happily baked an ISIS flag cake for a customer after first refusing his request for a Confederate flag.

Chuck Netzhammer initially requested a cake decorated with a Confederate battle flag and the words “heritage not hate”, but the store refused.

Mr Netzhammer then placed an order for a cake topped with the banner of the militant group.

The customer’s first order – a Confederate battle flag cake – was rejected

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