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Katie Hopkins upsets the luvvies with her hard hitting immigration column

I love Katie Hopkins, she has my type of brutality when it comes to confronting difficult topics of discussion.

Right now the United Kingdom is under siege from illegal immigrants…she confront this…by suggesting gunships not rescue boats would be a better idea…and describing illegal migrants as cockroaches.

No, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad.

I still don’t care.

Because in the next minute you’ll show me pictures of aggressive young men at Calais, spreading like norovirus on a cruise ship.

Watching them try to clamber on to British lorries and steal their way into the UK, do I feel pity? Only for the British drivers, who get hit with a fine every time one of this plague of feral humans ends up in their truck.

Understand this, these two populations are the same. The migrants harassing Brit truckers at the port are the same as the vagrants making the perilous trip across the Med.

And there is no stopping them. 170,000 came last year.

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Who is telling the truth? A tale of two maps.

When I was training to be an English and History teacher at Auckland Teacher’s training college I had a really good teacher.He handed out a sheet of paper for us all to read containing a factual historical argument about Israel and Palestine. He gave us time to read it then asked the class who the land belonged to.

One half of the class said Israel one half exactly said Palestine. We looked at each other in confusion as it was clear from what we had read that we were right.
He then revealed that half the class had been given one document and half a different document.

With my teacher’s clever experiment in mind here are two versions of the same thing. One is used on left wing blogs when attacking Israel and one is not. Can you tell which one they use?

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Australian Anzac terror plot

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged his fellow-Australians not to be deterred by the alleged terror plot in Melbourne.

Teams executed a number of warrants in the city’s southeast early this morning and say the men, aged 18 and 19, were planning to target police officers.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Patton says people shouldn’t feel scared. Read more »

Getting married is a human right. So is not having to pay for it. Apparently

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This is a story of troughing entitleitis that makes your eyes water…

An unemployed woman has her heart set on a ‘fairy-tale church wedding’ – and believes the taxpayer should foot the bill as it is her basic human right to be a bride.

Anna Broom, of Gillingham, in Kent, has not worked since the age of 19, during which time she has claimed more than ÂŁ100,000 in benefits.

The jobless 33-year-old now wants an extra ÂŁ10,000 to fund her dream ‘traditional English wedding and party in a castle’.

Miss Broom is desperate for a church ceremony, designer dress, horse and carriage – ‘like Katie Price’ – and champagne for her 50 guests.

Just as a rule of thumb, multiply £ by two to get NZ dollars.   Read more »

Hacking victim Sony’s emails expose their concerns about Dotcom

Some emails canvass the movie company’s views of the internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, and concerns about what might happen as a result of legal action against him.

In one email, Auckland lawyer Matt Sumpter, a partner at Chapman Tripp who is counsel to several Hollywood studios, described Mr Dotcom as an aggressive and unpredictable litigant.

The emails raise concerns about Mr Dotcom successfully suing the movie studios for damages, because his assets were frozen following the lawsuit against him and the now defunct Megaupload for copyright infrigement in 2014.

Another email from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s then head of information security Jason Spaltro sent to staff just after the MegaUpload case was filed, warned to be on the lookout for suspicious or malicious activity on its websites.

“Past actions involving MegaUpload have attracted hacktivist attention including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks,” he wrote.

Yeah.  Nothing to do with Kim Dotcom.  Just like the hacking of Whaleoil had nothing to do with Kim Dotcom.  And the Dirty Politics movement also had nothing to do with Kim Dotcom.   Read more »

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Slamming Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a funny guy, that alone might get him off kiddy fiddling charges in New Zealand, but like most people in the arts who are famous they think they are entitled to an opinion on everything and it gives them a free licence to bully people who have views and beliefs that are different from theirs.

His latest attack has been on a woman hunter.

James Delingpole though gives him a thorough slamming.

Comedian Ricky Gervais has decided that because we liked The Office, quite enjoyed a couple of sketches in Extras (the David Bowie one and the Lenny Henry one) and weren’t all driven to suicide by Night At The Museum, we should therefore care what he thinks about giraffe rights.

Gervais takes them so seriously that when he found a photograph of “extreme huntress” Rebecca Francis posing next to the body of a giraffe she had shot, he just couldn’t resist exposing her to the righteous wrath of his 7.5 million Twitter follows, earning the poor woman a string of death threats.

What Gervais clearly doesn’t appreciate – why should he?: his job is making people laugh and hanging out with smug Hollywood liberals, not reading or thinking – is that any intelligent person who really cares about Africa’s wildlife ought to be backing people like Rebecca Francis to the hilt.

If it weren’t for Africa’s game industry there’d be virtually no game left in Africa to photograph, let alone hunt.   Read more »

Palestinian lives matter…only when Israel can be blamed for their plight

The media loves, about every two years when Hamas lights up, to promote how hard done Palestinians are by an awful and nasty regime in Israel.

But they pretty much ignore what goes on inside Palestinian territories or within Arab nations against Palestinians with crimes perpetrated by their own people.

Thousands of Palestinians face a humanitarian crisis that one official calls “beyond inhumane,” including rapes, beheadings and mass starvation.

Yet for once this suffering has brought no mass public outcry — no angry rallies in the streets or on college campuses, no calls for economic sanctions.

Not even a Twitter hashtag campaign.

Why? Because Israel has nothing to do with this nightmare.    Read more »

What a shame, I’d have supported him

Apparently there was a massive rumour going around that Kevin Rudd was going to stand for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations…against Helen Clark.

But…

Rife speculation that Kevin Rudd would stand against Helen Clark for the spot of United Nations Secretary General has been called to a halt by his office.

It was reported Mr Rudd was campaigning for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, but his office today poured cold water on it in a statement.

“The answer now, as it has previously been, is that Mr Rudd is not a candidate,” a spokesperson said.

“Mr Rudd has made his position clear about the position of UNSG (United Nations secretary-general) numerous times.”

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Emirates A380 – Auckland-Brisbane-Dubai

As you will all know Dad and I are on our way to Gallipoli.

We decided to fly Emirates and stop off in Dubai for a week to see my brother and his family. The last time he was in NZ was for Mum’s funeral and Dad’s ONZM investiture.

We arrived at Auckland airport and were pleasantly surprised to find we had been upgraded to Business Class the whole way. We didn’t even realise we’d been upgraded until the check-in staff handed over the boarding passes and directed us to the lounge.

I had previously flown on an A380 from Singapore to Dubai but was in economy class.

I’ve flown a fair bit in my professional life before blogging and was astonished with the Emirates A380 economy class accommodations.

Business class is another level again and having experienced long haul Business Class with airlines like Air New Zealand, Qantas and Singapore Airlines, Emirates Business Class surpasses all of them.

Dad, who has travelled far more extensively than me, says that Emirates Business Class is right up there with the very best.

Let’s start though with the lounges…Auckland’s lounge is way better than Air New Zealand’s. The elegance and design are very exclusive. We had a feed in the lounge, me because I had missed lunch. The food was excellent.    Read more »

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With all the bickering, we forget the human dimension

Arwa Damon and Hamdi Alkhshali from CNN reports

The call from Faleh Essawi, the deputy chief of the provincial council, who we were supposed to be meeting up with, came just as we were about to hit the bridge — the only safe route from Baghdad to neighboring Anbar province.

“ISIS has taken the east of the city, it’s not accessible,” he says, sounding frantic, rapidly rattling off the neighborhoods and areas ISIS fighters had just stormed into.

Moments later, we see the impact: An endless stream of humanity, shell shocked, and exhausted. Parents cradle babies in blankets, some struggle under the weight of their belongings, some carry small plastic bags, while others nothing but the children clutching at their hands.

Cars are not permitted to cross this bridge across the Euphrates. The government feels that restricting vehicles will decrease the likelihood of explosives making their way into Iraq’s capital. Read more »

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