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Quite possibly the gayest ute ever devised

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A certain MP is probably already on the waiting list for such an incredibly gay ute:

When Nissan engineers Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet needed a small shop truck for the company’s 3,050-acre technical centre in Stanfield, Arizona, they decided – as engineers are want to do – to build one.

And as engineers relish a good challenge, Schellenberg’s gaze fell upon the least likely candidate for pickup conversion, Nissan’s Leaf electric car. He tasked Moulinet with creating the sketches that, with help from their team of tinkerers, would be come the crimson conversation piece you see here.    Read more »

Scotland has spoken

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The early results are trending to about 54% “No” to Scottish independence.

Let’s hope that New Zealanders are equally not in the mood for change.

Sobering fact

Via the tipline

In the wake of the exposure of the plan to behead Australians in Sydney, a shop selling ISIS flags in Melbourne has sold out and has to order more…

Face of the day

Australian Terrorist

Omarjan Azari -Photo / NSW Police

 

Next time someone complains to you about spying say, Omarjan Azari.
Next time someone criticizes our government for using the GCSB, say Omarjan Azari
Next time someone accuses our government of mass surveillance, say Omarjan Azari

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Proof the left wing don’t respect democracy

The left wing in New Zealand, ably assisted by a biased media have constantly harped on about Fiji holding elections, returning to democracy and doubting that Frank Bainimarama would even hold elections.

Well he has, they were free and fair and he won!

So what do they now say?

Malcolm Harbrow shows just exactly what the left wing actually thinks about democracy:

Fijians went to the polls yesterday in the first democratic elections in eight years. And with slightly more than half the ballots counted, it looks like they’ve given dictator Voreqe Bainimarama a clear majority. There’s been no allegations of fraud, so it looks like the result is the clear will of the Fijian people.

I’m appalled. I thought Fijians were better than that. Bainimarama seized power at gunpoint, silenced the media, and used intimidation, beatings and torture to retain power. And Fijians voted for him? I guess you get the government you deserve…

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ISIS hostage killers aided by Snowden leaks

Kim Dotcom, Laila Harre, David Cunliffe, Russel Norman, Metiria Turei, Glenn Greenwald… please note:

This is the somber outcome of not allowing our security services to operate properly

Intelligence officials, MPs and academics said revelations about the ability of GCHQ, the British government’s eavesdropping centre, and the US National Security Agency to intercept emails, text messages and phone calls has helped members of the militant group evade capture.

Spy chiefs in Britain and the US have warned that terrorist groups changed tactics after reading the classified files released last year by Snowden, an former intelligence contractor.

The ability of fighters from Islamic State — also known as ISIS — to operate with relative impunity indicates the enhanced difficulty that Western intelligence agencies face in detecting and disrupting terrorist activity after the leaks, sources said.

“It is one of the first cases where the damage to the West’s counter terrorism capability,” said John Bassett, a former GCHQ official. “Within the community it has been very apparent. It has certainly reduced one of the West’s main tools in this situation.”

In an attempt to have his revenge on John Key, Kim Dotcom has brought the anti-GCSB nutters to town.  Ably assisted by the far left, Labour and the Greens, they are all calling for the GCSB’s powers to be severely curtailed or even disbanded.   Is this the price to bring down a National Government?   Read more »

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Fiji Election: Clear win for Bainimarama

 Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

Fiji voted yesterday.

It was a clear and beautiful day. The streets were quiet except around the polling stations, where a positive buzz was felt as people voted.

There were concerns on Tuesday night about thuggery and intimidation but the Police were out in force, and the streets of Suva were very peaceful, even at 2:00am when I walked back to my hotel.

At that point last night Fiji First and Bainimarama were in front comfortably with more than 15% of the vote counted.

Overnight they have advanced their vote to over 60%.   Read more »

Fiji Election Time – Democracy returns

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Frank Bainmarama speaks to media just after voting in the 2014 elections Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

I am in Fiji observing the election.

I have been part of the media contingent but have a free rein where I can go.

What I have seen and observed is a real positivity amongst the people despite intimidation from SODELPA thugs of Indo-Fijian people.

Most people have  positive outlook for the future of Fiji, and today contrary to what media have reported leading up to this day a free and fair election has been held. The results will come in tonight and whatever the result Fiji will have a new democratically elected government in an election that has been a model of how to eliminate voter fraud and keep elections open and transparent.

Despite this though, having spent the day with media they still run their anti-Fiji lines and show a distinct lack of understanding about Fiji’s history, the people and culture.   Read more »

Politician dumped in skip

I guess our own politicians would be thankful our street corner meetings aren’t as lively as this one in Ukraine.   Read more »

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A Greenwald/Peters two-for-one deal

1.  Greenwald agrees he isn’t a Pulitzer Prize winner

2. Winston is wrong.  Again.

Enjoy

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