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Greenpeace going to court again pretending they aren’t involved in politics

Greenpeace is suing the Electoral Commission because the Commission has said that their advertising is a political advert and must contain a promoter statement.

Environmental groups are taking the Electoral Commission to court over a ruling on a climate change campaign.

Greenpeace, Forest and Bird, WWF and others launched the Climate Voter initiative last month.

But the Electoral Commission says the campaign counts as an “election advertisement”, and is therefore subject to rules around wording of communications and spending restrictions.

Greenpeace says the ruling could gag grassroots advocacy groups – and the organisations are planning to take a freedom of speech test case to the High Court.

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I just realised how INSANE it is to waste money on some MPs

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Here is an example of someone who thinks that her clothes just end up in the shop for her to buy.  She thinks that any Trademe purchases fly into her letterbox by pure magic.  And I’m convinced she thinks all the food in the supermarket is grown and manufactured ‘out the back’.

She also thinks people should have jobs, but no way of getting to those jobs, back, or even move about while carrying out those jobs like dropping off blood samples to the lab, deliver meals on wheels or install solar panels somewhere.

The Green Taliban are the real enemies within.  The people who want to ban new roading because they live in a Utopian dream where nobody actually needs transport and 3D printers and 3D printer supplies magically materialise exactly where needed.

We’re also not allowed to drive to stadiums to watch sports, or just the other team’s home field to play.  We’re not allowed to take our boats to the harbour, or drive to the forest or national park to go for a walk or tramp.

All new immigrants are expected to use matter transporters.  We are having difficulty building enough houses, there are calls for more houses, but once they are built, people must remain absolutely stationary.

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Yeah, nah from Cunliffe, another policy flip flop in hours from Labour

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Earlier yesterday the Labour Party decided that blocking oil and gas exploration and production in Taranaki was a good idea to save 55 idiot dolphins too stupid to get out of the way of fisherman and nets.

They played along with the Green taliban and their anti-progress ban everything attitude…until they realised that they would have to shut down all of the Taranaki gas production to achieve it.

Then they performed their very own reverse policy ferret after a shellacking in parliament about it…just hours later.

Labour leader David Cunliffe has had to perform a U-turn after this morning announcing Labour was against oil exploration in the Maui’s dolphin mammal sanctuary, when it actually approves.

National has jumped on the gaffe, saying Labour is hypocritical because it allowed 13 wells to be drilled in the area.

The Government has opened up 3000 square kilometres of a marine mammal sanctuary for oil exploration on the North Island’s west coast – home to the Maui’s dolphin. The Green Party obtained documents revealing that last week.
This morning Labour came out opposed, aligning itself with the Greens.  Read more »

Greenpeace not a political lobbying group? Go on pull the other one

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Greenpeace claims they are a charity, the Charities Commission disagrees and says they are a political lobbying group.

Greenpeace maintains they don’t engage in that stuff, and yet almost every week they are campaigning and so it is this week too.

Greenpeace has collected 23,000 signatures from people who want Energy Minister Simon Bridges sacked for allowing oil exploration in a marine mammal sanctuary.

The petition is a response to fears that Maui’s dolphins, the world’s most endangered species, will be threatened with extinction.

There are only 55 left and they live off the west coast of the North Island.  Read more »

The Red Taliban uses National Blue to promote Green Taliban policies

Confused?  You will be.

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Labour are just running this election on a bunch of bumper stickers.

But the really funny thing is that New Zealand has already agreed to stop shark finning earlier this year, with October this year being the target:

[Conservation Minister] Dr [Nick] Smith said it was now possible to introduce a total ban in October this year.

“Ending shark finning was always going to present practical challenges for the fishing industry, and there was a need to give them time to adjust.

“I’m very pleased that the industry has risen to that challenge, and worked with the Ministry for Primary Industries, Department of Conservation and other stakeholders to look at options for a more rapid implementation of the ban.”

A consultation period on the change runs from May 22 to June 22, with a final decision to follow shortly after.

There is actually an industry consultation happening right now.   Not about if we should ban, but how to implement it.   Of course, Labour just want you to believe that they are the ones causing the change.

I’m sure they’ll declare it mandatory next, and probably will propose to implement it “during their first term”.

 

- NZ Herald

 

Russel Norman’s PhD gains a molecule of relevance

by blokeintakapua

Dr. Russel Norman attempted to write enough words whilst in University to see if he could get academic validation to the usual question “Have I written enough in my thesis to be considered semi-relevant?”

And the answer was “Yes – here have a PhD in Political Science”

And to write a PhD it takes thousands of words to pad out a really long thesis. One might even need to add coloured fonts, maybe some pretty borders and graphs even
 and if you use enough big words, the other academics will get into a circle, expose your theories in their naked glory and jerk your chain and say things like “Sounds legit” and almost as quick as you can open a packet of weetbix to get to the free toy – before you know it, after years of being in the cloistered vacuum environment of University, the academic circle awards a prize for the longest post ever that hardly anyone will read, let alone care about.

But in all seriousness, gaining a PhD does take a bit of research and the writer does need to be fairly certain of their facts. (It’s not an IPCC report ya know) So should one be awarded a PhD on a particular topic, the uninformed and uneducated masses could have the reasonable assumption the thesis writer knows something about what they’ve written about, especially with it getting peer reviewed before being awarded an academic PhD bauble.

Dr. Russel Norman’s PhD was all about the long since failed and fossilised Alliance Party and basically asked if the Alliance Party was democratic or not? And he found that it certainly wasn’t.   Read more »

Greenpeace now against renewable energy

via The Guardian

via The Guardian

If you ever wanted a clear example why Greenpeace are nothing but an eco terrorist organisation, here it is:

Greenpeace activists are celebrating today, after their protests led to the halting of plans to build a massive renewable powerplant which would have supplied clean, green, low-carbon electricity in huge quantities.

“Today, we celebrate,” Greenpeace chief MatĂ­as AsĂșn told reporters, following a decision to withdraw government permission for the HidroaysĂ©n project. The project would have generated as much as 18,430 gigawatt-hours annually.

Yeah.  WOOHOO!   Damn those massive renewable power plants!   Read more »

Green Taliban will increase cost of food

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There are some that believe Green Taliban MP Kevin Hague will one day make a great Health Minister.

There are others that don’t share this enthusiasm, particularly as his reputation of not listening to anyone that doesn’t share his view of the world continues to grow.

Recently, I’ve been posting about how Big Sugar is the target of health troughers, all desperate to move on after spending years attacking the tobacco industry.   Read more »

Great news: Green Party agrees plastics are the way to the future

Gareth Hughes announced yesterday that 3D printing/manufacturing was going to be something the Green Party can get behind.  So much in fact, they made it part for the “blueprint” for the future.

So I though it would be a good opportunity to have a look and see why the Green Party has thrown away decades of opposition to oil exploration, oil extraction, oil refining, and of course the result of all this, plastics.

But not all plastics are created equal.  Plastics are bad.  As is oil.  But somehone, “3D” plastics are not.

(Perhaps we need to invent 3D oil?)

Now, truth be known, not all plastics are created equal, and we have been educated to hate plastic bags, and those things that used to hold 6 cans together, because somewhere in the world a tortoise gets stuck in them.  And who can argue with that.  Tortoises don’t come in six packs.

For 3D printing, you need a plastic called “Thermoplastic”.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (chemical formula (C8H8)x· (C4H6)y·(C3H3N)z) is a common thermoplastic. Its glass transition temperature is approximately 105 °C (221 °F). ABS is amorphous and therefore has no true melting point.

ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. The proportions can vary from 15 to 35% acrylonitrile, 5 to 30% butadiene and 40 to 60% styrene. The result is a long chain of polybutadiene criss-crossed with shorter chains of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile). The nitrilegroups from neighboring chains, being polar, attract each other and bind the chains together, making ABS stronger than pure polystyrene. The styrene gives the plastic a shiny, impervious surface. The polybutadiene, a rubbery substance, provides resilience even at low temperatures. For the majority of applications, ABS can be used between −20 and 80 °C (−4 and 176 °F) as its mechanical properties vary with temperature. The properties are created by rubber toughening, where fine particles of elastomer are distributed throughout the rigid matrix. — Wikipedia

You can see what set Gareth’s motor spinning.  This isn’t “just plastic”, this is “amorphous” and who can resist styrene-co-acrylonitrile?  The Green Party certainly can’t.   Read more »

A massive tax on NZ and the Greens reckon each household will save a measly $319p.a.

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The Green party is going into this election proposing a carbon tax…the exact same thing that cost Julia Gillard her job.

They even burned up quite a few carbon miles shipping in Lucy Lawless to say inane stuff like this:

Lawless flew down from her home in Auckland this morning to hear the speech.

She was given details of the policy days ago, but admitted she doesn’t understand the details.

“But I think it’s very energising. It’s a great relief to me that someone is taking some leadership towards mitigating the effects of climate change,” she said.

“I think fair has got to be fair.”

She admitted she flew down at the last minute but doesn’t fly “frivolously.”

She came as “a mother” but is not a party member. Lawless wouldn’t say if she will play a role in the election campaign.

“Somebody has got to say these hard truths and the Green Party is doing it.”

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