Marco Rubio, senator for Florida make an impassioned speech about the Gaza situation.
David Cunliffe, too late for Dry July, has decided to not drink from now until the election….like that is going to help him.
He’d be better off giving up eating Chinese, though I hear he stopped that two months ago.
Dry July might be over, but political party leaders are giving up booze until after the election.
Prime Minister John Key confessed to guests at a fundraising event this week that he has been on the wagon since his return from a Hawaii holiday last month.
Labour leader David Cunliffe hosted end-of-term drinks last night at Parliament and vowed that would be his last glass of wine before the September 20 polling day.
Cunliffe said he had taken up the “wowser challenge” and would drink water from today.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, says he won’t accept any ceasefire that stops Israel completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels.
The Israeli military estimated overnight (NZT) that accomplishing that task, already into its fourth week, would take several more days.
“We are determined to complete this mission, with or without a ceasefire,” Netanyahu said at a meeting of his full cabinet in Tel Aviv.
“I wont agree to any proposal that will not enable the Israeli military to finish this important task, for the sake of Israel’s security.”
Leaving open the option of widening a ground campaign in the Hamas Islamist-dominated Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said it had called up an additional 16,000 reservists. A military source said they would relieve a similar number of reserve soldiers being stood down. Â Read more »
Chilean Sea Bass are not really even protected. Â In fact this is what National Geographic had to say.
We believe itâs no longer necessary to âTake a wholesale pass on Chilean seabass.â Look for the blue eco-label of the Marine Stewardship Council, or ask where in the world it comes from. This will help you find the best and avoid the rest.
Tim Groser spent a meagre $300 at “Table for 7″ where just $35 was spent on the fish.Â Read more »
Rachel Smalley is now a self declared Hamas Hugger.
She shows her complete ignorance this morning on NewstalkZB, and she cannot go unchallenged for her mad ranting.
She self describes herself as “the serious Journalist”…but ignores facts and evidence as she joins the jihad against Israel.
I canât sit on the political fence anymore on the Israel-Palestine situation. It has always been a difficult conflict to report on, to balance the position of both sides. There is no place for judgement.
Well, not anymore. Not for me.
I canât report the situation in Gaza with balance anymore because there simply is none. Israelâs actions are abhorrent. The killing, the targeting of civilians, the toddlers and the babies who are dying every day. It reveals the Israeli regime for what it is – a callus anti-Palestinian killing machine.
Israelâs conflict should be with Hamas, but itâs not. Itâs with the Palestinians. Almost two million people who live in the Gaza Strip, entrapped and caged in an area that is 40 kilometres long by ten kilometres wide. The bombardment of Gaza is akin to caged lion hunting in South Africa. There is no escape – only terror as bombs and bullets rain down.
The Israelis say they âregretâ when a civilian is killed. Rubbish! They regret nothing. They put no value on a Palestinian life.
Mad ranting, and largely fact free…she then lies outright. Israel does not target civilians, Hamas uses civilians as human shields. It is Hamas that puts no value on Palestinian life.
In fact watch this video as Israeli pilots pull out of attacks because civilians are in the vicinity. Now who is right Rachel Smalley or me? Rachel Smalley the “serious journalist” or Israel?
An uppity tech geek has copped a smashing for his whining and whinging to the Employment Relations Authority.
Taking an unjustifiable dismissal case to the Employment Relations Authority has backfired for an former IBM employee who has been ordered to pay his former employer $4000.
Andrew Simpson was employed by IBM from July 1996 until he resigned in August 2013.
He claimed he was unjustifiably dismissed by the company and that his employment was disadvantaged.
IBM denied Mr Simpson’s claims and counter-claimed he breached the terms and conditions of his employment.
Mr Simpson said if he had not had a commitment from IBM to increase his salary, he would have left for alternative employment. He claimed a manager had promised to increase his annual salary to $180,000, according to the ERA. Â Read more »
Another subject of outrage that Hamas, incompetent media and anti Israeli campaigners like to push is the often flogged line of “baby killers” or a strongly slanted implication towards words of that effect. In a war there is always collateral damage, especially in one of the most densely populated areas on earth, as if wasn’t bad enough, are also used as human shields. Unfortunately in these circumstances children are caught in the cross fire. Sometimes it is deliberate, but mostly it is accidental collateral depending on the side perpetrating the violence. We always hear about how many children Israel has killed in air strikes, but what we rarely hear or see by the mainstream media is how children are treated at the hands of Hamas and their willing parents to allow and enable the abuse of their offspring to be indoctrinated with anti Israeli brainwashing from a young age and to be used as propaganda tools. Read more »
While Kim Dotcom might like to chant “Fuck John Key” to his slavering minions and weirdo hipster crowd others are starting to find out all about Kim Dotcom and his fake political party.
The smart amongst the left are now starting to wake up and speak up.
I came back from six weeks abroad to see the beginning of the Internet Partyâs âparty partyâ launches. It leaves me with some questions.
It seems that what the Internet Party has done is this. Using Kim Dotcomâs wallet as a springboard, it has selected a candidate group largely made up of attractive metrosexuals (only a few of whom have political experience), recruited as window dressing a seasoned (and also attractive) leftist female as party leader (even though she has no experience in the IT field), and run a slick PR campaign featuring cats that is long on rhetoric and promises and short on viable policies. The stated aim is to get out the apathetic youth vote and thereby reach the three percent electoral threshold.
The strategic alliance with the Mana Party makes sense, especially for Mana. They get additional resources to more effectively campaign for at least two electorate seats, especially given that it looks like the Maori Party is moribund and the Maori electoral rolls will thereby be more contestable even if Labour tries to reclaim its historical support in it. The Internet Party gets to coattail on Manaâs activism and the presence of relatively seasoned cadres on the campaign trail. Between the two, they might well reach the five percent threshold, although current polling suggests something well less than that. The lack of political experience in the Internet Party could be problematic in any event.
But I am still left wondering what the IP stands for and how it proposes to effect change if its candidates are elected. We know that the IP came about mostly due to Dotcomâs hatred of John Key. But Dotcom is ostensibly not part of the IP, which makes his attention-grabbing presence at its public events all the more puzzling. Leaving aside Dotcomâs background and baggage for the moment, imagine if major financial donors stole the stage at Labour, National or Green Party rallies. What would the reaction be? Plus, hating on John Key is not a policy platform, however much the sentiment may be shared by a good portion of the general public (and that is debatable).