Green Taliban

After last night, not a single farmer will vote Green (still)

via zimbio.com

via zimbio.com

Russel Norman has come up with a whole new tax:  The Farmer Water Tax.  3 News has the story:

The Green Party says it’s considering a water tax on farmers, but it’s not saying how much.

Co-leader Russel Norman said on The Nation it’ll be up for the industry to decide what’s appropriate.

“It is [the Greens' intention to charge for use of irrigation],” says Dr Norman. “There should be some price. We should negotiate with industry what that price should be for irrigation water.”

It’s not the first time the Greens have floated the idea; in 2011 they campaigned on taxing farmers 10 cents per tonne of water used. But this time around, Dr Norman is remaining tight-lipped on what the tax would be.

Of course he is.  The idea of a water tax is bad enough.   The last thing he wants is people to know how much he’s coming for.   Read more »

Rod Donald will be spinning in his grave

Via Coventry, in our comments section

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Another win for Russel Norman’s Marxist storm troopers, and a loss for the living thing that has numerous galvanised nails driven into it.

 

Will the Green Party call for a high level inquiry into political hacking?

Metiria Turei showing us who's boss in her white jacket Photo/ Ross Giblin Fairfax

Metiria Turei showing us who’s boss in her white jacket Photo/ Ross Giblin Fairfax

Three days ago, after the release of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics book, the Green Party said

he Green Party is today lodging a series of complaints with the Police, Parliamentary Service, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and the Privacy Commissioner after revelations in Nicky Hager’s new book that alleges corruption and abuse of power.

The Green Party will today lodge complaints with: Read more »

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”.

 

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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 AsĂşn 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 »