David Cameron show how gutless he really is

David Cameron epitomises the problems the West have in dealing with Islamic terrorism…gutlessness.

David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase ‘Islamic State’ when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria.

The Prime Minister – who calls the group ‘ISIL’ – said Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’.

He insisted that the battle against extremists targeting Britons around the world can be won but will require ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted tourists at the Tunisian beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse on Friday morning, killing 38 people including up to 30 British tourists.

It makes it the worst terror attack on Britons since the July 7 London bombings in 2005.

Hakim Rezgui, the father of the gunman, last night claimed extremists had ‘ruined his son’s brain’.    Read more »

Quote of the Day

From Rob Hosking at the NBR, about Colin Craig:

There is little doubt Mr Craig is flakier than a roll of filo pastry with psoriasis. Statements about chem trails, doubts about the validity of the moon landings, calls for unused land to be confiscated from the owners, descriptions of Kiwi women as the most promiscuous in the world all caused a lot of side-eye from dubious New Zealanders. The departure of his press secretary days before last year’s general election looked odd: it now emerges the relationship became “inappropriate,” to use Mr Craig’s own words, although the this inappropriate behaviour appears to have been on his side, not hers.

That, plus the decidedly odd shirtless TV interview in a sauna last month has turned the flakiness into a snowstorm.

It was also never clear how much Mr Craig actually believed some of the stuff he was spouting: there was seldom an air of conviction to his comments aimed at enticing morally conservative Christian voters.

He came to politics as if he were someone who had spotted a vacant market niche rather than as a conviction politician.

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Some people should just be executed, and fed to the pigs

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This woman is barely human.

Just execute her and feed her to the pigs, that’s all she is useful for.

A Detroit, US, mother has pleaded guilty to murdering two of her children, whose bodies were discovered in the deep freezer at the family’s home in March, and said she doesn’t “regret any of it”.

Mitchelle Blair, 36, spoke about horrendous abuse Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry endured before their deaths.

She admitted she repeatedly punched Stoni, put a bag over her head until she lost consciousness, threw scalding hot water on her, hit her on the head “over and over”, and kicked her.

She said she meant to kill her, adding “I do not feel any remorse for what I did to Stoni”. Read more »

Mental Health Break

We are a Whangarei local band – SKRUFF

This is our second (amateur) video of some of our original music.
We have been together since January, and are enjoying the creative freedom of doing original music.

Hope you enjoy it.
Cheers, Paul
(I’m the ‘Bogan’ Bassist)

Hey, very good.  Not bad for 6 months together :)   Read more »

Tomorrow at noon, you’ll be 1 second younger

As a special deal for Whaleoil readers, I’ve cracked a way to make you younger.  Yes, it’s only one second younger, but consider it a proof-of-concept.

On Wednesday, time will stand still.

Just for a second – a leap second.

Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has been independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few years, to get everything back in sync, scientists add a second. They’ve done it 25 times since 1972.

Those of us born before 1972 are a whole 25 seconds younger already.

It’s scheduled for midnight on Tuesday London time (11.59:60am on Wednesday, NZ time), just when markets in Asia are opening, and exchanges around the world are taking no chances. US stock markets are ending some after-hours trading early and others from Sydney to Tokyo are recalibrating their clocks ahead of time. Trading firms also have to be prepared, said Greg Wood, president of the Futures Industry Association’s division that oversees market technology.

To make sure nobody takes advantage of computer glitches, financial markets will simply not trade, but the usual tinfoil hat brigade are saying this is another Y2K opportunity.   Better get some cash out and fill the bath with water, right?   Read more »

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Doug Sellman…upset again

Well known prohibitionist Professor Doug Sellman seems to be having another bout of the dreaded #DirtyPolitics Derangement Syndrome.

So much so, that he and his off-sider Jennie Connor from Alcohol Action NZ sent out a press releases without any names attached to the comments.

Very strange.

This unquotable press release might have been issued by “Barry from accounts” for all we know.

They seem to have a real bee in their bonnet that Health Minister Jonathan Coleman mentioned in passing on TVNZ’s Q+A that Health Promotion Agency Board member Katherine Rich was, after three terms, not seeking a fourth term on the Board.

When Jonathan Coleman’s interview with Corin Dann was posted on the NZ Doctor website, Doug Sellman must have come across it.

Here’s the bit that upset the sensitive wee petal.

JONATHAN:     Katherine is not seeking reappointment.

CORIN:              Is there any reason for that? Has she given you any reason for that?

JONATHAN:     Oh, look, she will have a range of reasons, but the point is industry, actually, is an important part of the answer overall. It’s important, actually, to have them at the table in these discussions. Katherine actually did a very good job. She’s a person of very high integrity, but she’s decided she’s not going to seek reappointment.   Read more »

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Labour wants a law that’s flawed, but will fix it once it is in place?

Labour are starting to realise the poison chalice that the Harmful Digital Communications Bill represents.

They are backing away slowly, but in doing so they appear to actually want a flawed Bill and are promising to fix it later.

That would be a fine thing if only they could credibly claim that they have a chance at being the next government.

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is likely to pass its third reading today, the final step before it is signed into law. It will create a new offence of sending messages or posting material online that were intended to cause harm, and did so.

Another new offence will be incitement to commit suicide in situations where the person does not then attempt to take their own life. Internet service providers or companies such as Facebook or Google could be asked by a New Zealand agency to remove a harmful communication.

Labour has reluctantly supported the bill, but wants a review once it is in place. Communications spokeswoman Clare Curran said in debate that the definition of harm – serious emotional distress – was very broad.

“That is going to have to be tested in the courts to see what it actually means … How long is it going to take before there is a 14 or 15-year-old hauled before the courts?”    Read more »

Maori Television reporter deported from Israel

One of the two reporters from Maori Television on board the terror-supporting protest flotilla has been deported from Israel.

Maori Television reporter Ruwani Perera has been deported from Israel after she and cameraman Jacob Bryant were filming a story onboard a flotilla of ships detained by the Israeli military.

Perera contacted relatives on Tuesday morning (New Zealand time) via satellite phone to say she was being deported, her partner Tim Werry said.

Werry said she was safe and that she would be flying back into Auckland on July 1.

It was only a brief message, he said, and he did not hear what had happened to Perera’s colleague Bryant.

“It’s all happening so quickly,” he said.

Werry said he was initially relieved to hear the news that she had been released by the Israeli military.   Read more »

Greeks still in denial that they can keep spending other people’s money with no consequences

Greece is about to tip over. The stupid socialist idiots running the place still think they can keep using other people’s money without there being any consequences.

They are wrong and about to find out just how wrong they are.

Allister Heath explains just precisely how bad the situation is for Greece.

Tragically, Greece itself is now very close to the brink. It is set to default on its €1.6bn payment to the IMF on Tuesday and its referendum will determine whether or not it quits the euro, or if it is able to cling on for a while longer.

There are generally four steps to social and economic collapse. First, the middle class loses access to its money, either because the banks shut or go bust in a mass, uncontrolled manner. Second, food and supplies start to run out in supermarkets as foreign suppliers slash lines of credit or domestic companies are banned from sending cash abroad.

Third, the state starts printing money uncontrollably, and hyperinflation sets in. Fourth, the lights start to go out, with power cuts and a generalised failure of the infrastructure. This process has now started, and could easily spiral out of control.

Greece is very much at step one, though it could end up in stage two much more quickly than many realise. In the short term, the public will probably put up with the limits on how much cash they can withdraw.

One week isn’t that long; and the money is still theirs. But businesses, as well as individuals, are also being affected, and it is here that the constraints could bite most dramatically over the next few days.   Read more »

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