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Dirty Media shill expunging the record?

Last week we looked at the propensity of spin-ster Fran O’Sullivan to shill people she and her co-workers at New Zealand Inc have shilled for before.

The post showed how Fran O’Sullivan, who is now the NZME. Business Editorial Director seems to write or repeat puff pieces for the dairy industry that originally appeared on the New Zealand Inc website and has them published on the NZ Herald.

It all seems rather cosy.

Well today some thing interesting has happened.

The entire website of New Zealand Inc. has been expunged and a placeholder erected in its place.

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Guest Post – Cooperatives – another form of socialist mediocrity

The big issue that dominates the discussion on our dairy industry is falling prices. Our seeming inbred predilection for negative news means we overlook important issues about the future of milk, what is happening internationally and how New Zealand should be responding.

There is sufficient pessimism in some quarters to suggest that dairying is a lost cause and that there should be a deliberate effort to scale it back and stimulate investment in different economic activity.

While diversity is usually a helpful goal in an economy it is far too early to write off dairying. Conservative predictions are for the consumption of milk and milk products to rise by 36% over the next 10 years, away ahead of even the most optimistic numbers on production growth. China is only one of many countries to have growing needs for protein.

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The next outrage to level against John Key

Key Derangement Syndrome is reaching previously unseen levels.

The latest outrage is him seeking free trade agreements and increased trade with Saudi Arabia…who execute people.

Of course the Labour party and their hard left supporters said nothing when the Labour party under Helen Clark pursued and ultimately succeeded in garnering a free trade agreement with China, who execute thousands every year and have a human rights record that is one of the worst in the world.

This is the justification of the left in not doing anything against ISIS…because Saudi Arabia executed people with beheadings too…

John Key will arrive in Saudi Arabia today with the hope of getting high-level commitment from the new King to a free trade agreement with the Gulf states, which has been all but finalised since 2009.

Mr Key has been in the United Arab Emirates for the past two days and today’s stop will be the first visit by a New Zealand Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia.

Mr Key is scheduled to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who has been king since January after the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah.

Mr Key’s wife, Bronagh, will be wearing an abaya in Saudi Arabia, a robe-like dress covering all but the hands and head. A business delegation and Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser are also travelling with the Prime Minister.

Mr Key has been urged to take up the issue of human rights abuses with the Saudi leadership, particularly executions, of which there have been 50 this year, mainly by beheading according to Amnesty International.

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See if you can guess

You might have seen this story already, in which case you’re not allowed to play the game.   Pick a country, one country, where you think that the government is considering acting against having strippers at funerals?

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Reader content: Chinese Information Security Base

I have attached 2 pages from a book called ‘ 100 places you will never visit ‘.  The information I thought may be of some interest, given the constant attacks by these left wing subversive journalists attempting to bring our government down.

I have only recently started following WO and can’t do without my daily fix, might I say, you at WO and the Oilers are doing a great job, the only place I can find any intelligent dialogue in a swamp of communist/Greenie dribble. I may have to join and contribute.

– Alex

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So what, they’re spying on us

It must now be assumed that David “Tainted” Fisher is a traitor to New Zealand as he runs, in the Herald on Sunday, another story from another traitor, Edward Snowden.

This time it is about how we are supposedly spying on China.

So what…they are sure as hell spying on us.

Our spies and America’s top government hackers cooked up a plan to crack into a data link between Chinese Government buildings in Auckland, new Edward Snowden documents reveal.

The project appeared aimed at tapping data flowing between the Chinese consulate and its passport office in Great South Rd — and using the link to access China’s computer systems.

The revelation is the most explosive of the information about New Zealand revealed in the Snowden documents — and has sparked a firm Chinese diplomatic response giving rise to concerns our security relationship with the United States is impacting our trade relationship with China.

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Some serious cock tax is going to be paid in this case

I shudder to think about the cock tax implications with story about a Chinese bloke with 17 girlfriends.

A Chinese man who was dating 17 women at once has been found out after his girlfriends turned up to visit him in hospital following a car crash.

The man, surnamed Yuan, from the city of Changsha in Hunan province, had been dating all the women at the same time, and even had a child with one, state media reports.

His luck ran out when hospital staff began contacting his loved ones in the wake of his accident.

A stream of women between the ages of 20 and 40 turned up at Mr Yuan’s bedside only to learn of his substantial deception. Some women had been in a relationship with Mr Yuan for over a decade and at least one was planning their wedding. Read more »

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So you think your gay Prius and wind turbines are clean and green? Think again

The green taliban tell us we need to go clean tech…and green tech and wind and electric this and electric that.

But what does that all mean?

Apparently it means if we use wind turbines and drive gay Prius cars we are being clean and green and using cool tech to do it.

But the reality of their clean green tech solutions is far from their slogans and bumper stickers…so far that their claims are actually lies.

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.

From where I’m standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and chimneys reaching up into grey, washed-out sky. Between it and me, stretching into the distance, lies an artificial lake filled with a black, barely-liquid, toxic sludge.

Dozens of pipes line the shore, churning out a torrent of thick, black, chemical waste from the refineries that surround the lake. The smell of sulphur and the roar of the pipes invades my senses. It feels like hell on Earth.

Welcome to Baotou, the largest industrial city in Inner Mongolia. I’m here with a group of architects and designers called the Unknown Fields Division, and this is the final stop on a three-week-long journey up the global supply chain, tracing back the route consumer goods take from China to our shops and homes, via container ships and factories.

You may not have heard of Baotou, but the mines and factories here help to keep our modern lives ticking. It is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of “rare earth” minerals. These elements can be found in everything from magnets in wind turbines and electric car motors, to the electronic guts of smartphones and flatscreen TVs. In 2009 China produced 95% of the world’s supply of these elements, and it’s estimated that the Bayan Obo mines just north of Baotou contain 70% of the world’s reserves. But, as we would discover, at what cost?

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Photo Of The Day

Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

How On Earth Did China

Build a 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days?

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Fiji doesn’t care , why do the media pretend they do

Radio New Zealand is trying to beat up the so-called spying story by trotting out academics who are simply guessing.

Otago University lecturer Iati Iati said Fiji had made it clear it wanted New Zealand out of the Forum however it was unlikely to succeed in that, given New Zealand’s clout in the region.

Dr Iati, who specialises in New Zealand foreign policy in the Pacific, said the spying revelations were likely to aggravate tensions in the region.

“I don’t know whether Fiji already knew New Zealand was spying on them, I would be surprised if it didn’t.

“But the fact that it has come out publicly, it gives Fiji just another reason to validify some of its positions in relation to New Zealand’s role in the region,” he said.

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