Iran

Cruising down the middle of the feminist highway

Recent news items have highlighted a feminist agenda in New Zealand. It is not a middle of the road agenda but an extreme one, that some would refer to as Militant or Feminazi.

We have a women’s group applauding Cunliffe apologising for being a man because some men in New Zealand abuse women. We have a young activist being used as a political pawn in order to attack National but also to add gravitas to a proposed law change to shift the burden of proof in rape cases. A law change that turns our entire system on its head as the assumption of innocence until proven guilty would be taken away.

So why is all this ok? It seems that if it is good for women then we dare not question or criticize it. Well I am criticizing it and let me tell you why.

I used to drive my poor Dad nuts with the feminist stuff I used to say in my teens. I had a poster on my door especially to upset him that said…..

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I thought it was really funny at the time. My other poster had a quote from Charlotte Whitton on it which said……

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”

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Abbott really has stopped the boats

Tony Abbott might not be able to find an airplane but he has managed to stop the boats.

NO people-smuggling venture had succeeded in landing asylum seekers on Australia for more than four months, the government says.

In the latest update on Operation Sovereign Borders, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that vigorous border protection activities was deterring illegal boat arrivals, even into the post-monsoon period when weather conditions usually improve.

Mr Morrison said the practice of turning back unauthorised boats remained in effect.

“Anyone seeking to enter Australia illegally by boat will be faced with the same policies those who previously attempted illegal entry met,” he said in a statement.

Mr Morrison said no one had reached Australia since December 19 and that continued this month. But 3351 on 47 boats arrived in April 2013 under the former Labor government.

The latest Operation Sovereign Borders operational update says there are now 1281 in the processing centre on Manus Island and 1177 on Nauru, making a total of 2458.

Another 1405 remain on Christmas Island. During the last week, eight asylum seekers were transferred to Nauru.

Seven unauthorised maritime arrival transferees were voluntarily returned to Iran.

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Clapped out Iranian Navy ships ‘threaten’ US shores…snigger

Clapped out Iranian ship 'menacing' US shores

Clapped out Iranian ship ‘menacing’ US shores

Some ships from the Iranian Navy are currently marauding in the Atlantic Ocean¬†in a deployment that is a supposedly response to U.S. naval deployments near Iran’s coastlines and they are sending a message.

In other news the Afghan Air Force are going to fly their stealth bombers to the edge of US airspace just to add to the tension.

This must be a worrying time for the seppos,  we should offer our air combat wing in case they need some back up.

Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time in a bid to send ‘a message’ to the White House.¬† Read more »

Peak oil gets in the chook

Remember peak oil…alarmists (usually the same ones moaning about global warming) would go on about how we are running out of oil…and yet we just keep on finding more and more.

On top of that production from Iran and Libya is set to come online this year as diplomatic conditions thaw. this is resulting in a huge pool of available oil.

So much so there is likely to be an oil glut.

One piece of the jigsaw puzzle is missing to complete the deflation landscape across the West: a slide in oil prices. This is becoming more likely each month.

Turmoil across the Middle East and parts of Africa has choked supply over the past two years, keeping Brent crude near $110 a barrel despite a broader commodity slump. Cotton and corn prices have halved, as has the UBS index of industrial metals. Such anomalies rarely last.

“We estimate that crude oil is now the mostly richly priced commodity in the world,” says Deutsche Bank in a fresh report.

Michael Lewis, the bank’s commodity strategist, said markets face an “new oil supply glut” as three forces combine. US shale will add 1m barrels a day (b/d) to global supply for the third year running; Libya will crank up shipments after a near collapse in 2013; and Iran will come out of hibernation. “This will push OPEC spare capacity to levels last seen in the depths of the financial crisis in 2009,” he said.

America is on track to overtake Saudi Arabia as the top global producer of oil by 2016. It will account for more than half of non-OPEC world supply this year. The US Energy Department says US oil imports will drop to 5.5m b/d by next year, half the level a decade ago. This turns the world’s 89m b/d market upside-down.

Deutsche Bank said Saudi Arabia may have to slash its output by a quarter to 7.5m b/d this year to stop the bottom falling out of the market. The Saudis no longer have such money to spare. They are propping up an elephantine welfare nexus to keep a lid on explosive tensions in the Eastern Province, home to Saudi oil and its aggrieved Shia minority. A cut of this size would push the budget into deep deficit.¬† Read more »

They should stick to eating cheese and surrendering

Foreign Policy outlines how the dodgy French ratbags unravelled international attempts to get an accord with Iran over nuclear weapons.

Western and Iranian negotiators were putting the finishing touches on a far-reaching nuclear deal. Then, at virtually the last minute, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius joined in the talks. It didn’t take long for the negotiations to unravel — and for Fabius to publicly declare this round of the talks to be over.

It wasn’t the answer U.S., European or Iranian teams had been expecting. One Western official said Paris hadn’t been particularly involved in the painstaking negotiations that had taken place in the run-up to this weekend’s talks in Geneva. “The French were barely involved in this,” one Western diplomat said. “They didn’t get looped in until a few days ago.” ¬†¬† Read more »

What sort of test do they use?

How do you test for gayness?

Do they show them pictures of camel jockeys? Listen carefully for the appearance of an effeminate lisp? video them walking to detect mincing?

I’m genuinely perplexed as to how you can test for gayness?

A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to ‘detect’ homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country ‚Äď or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official.¬† Read more »

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Erotic Republic of Iran

They might have Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket in charge but Iran is really experiencing a sexual revolution rather than their ongoing Islamic revolution.

Changing attitudes toward marriage and divorce have coincided with a dramatic shift in the way Iranians approach relationships and sex. According to one¬†study¬†cited by a high-ranking Ministry of Youth official in December 2008, a majority of male respondents admitted having had at least one relationship with someone of the opposite sex before marriage. About 13 percent of those “illicit” relationships, moreover, resulted in unwanted pregnancy and abortion — numbers that, while modest, would have been unthinkable a generation ago. It is little wonder, then, that the Ministry of Youth’s research center has warned that “unhealthy relationships and moral degeneration are the leading causes of divorces among the young Iranian couples.”¬† Read more »

Israel attacking Syrian government targets?

There are unsubstantiated claims that Israel has attacked Syrian government forces and weapons stockpiles.

Foreign Policy reports on the awkwardness of this news for the opposition and inconvenient for the anti-Israel left who have been calling for intervention on the side of the Syrian opposition:

Syrian Facebook pages are reporting a series of massive explosions in Damascus, as are the Syrian regime’s media outlets. A video claiming to be of these explosions can be seen here:

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Jews used sorcery against Iran

An Iranian official has endorsed the¬†superiority¬†of Jewish magicians…at least that is what I think he said when he accused them of using sorcery against Iran. From the sounds of it they are the best magicians in the world bar none.

An official close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Jews of using sorcery against the Islamic Republic, according to a report on the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“The Jews have the greatest powers of sorcery, and they make use of this tool,” Mehdi Taeb told students at a religious seminary in Ahwaz on April 20.¬† Read more »

Maybe it is because of his silly haircut

Julian Hattem at The Atlantic asks “Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran?

I reckon it is his silly haircut and dumb photo opportunities, but Iran does seem to share a secret weaponised photoshop capability.

Of course Iran is Islamic as well:

In the United States, we make fun of Kim Jong Un and the North Korean regime’s over-the-top propaganda machine. The regime may have launched a massive cyberattack on South Korean banks and TV stations last month, but we were¬†circumspect¬†that they were capable of such a thing. When former basketball player Dennis Rodman visited the country in February we¬†giggled. How silly, we thought. Kim Jong Un is a Dennis Rodman fan – how out of touch! Soon after, a¬†video emerged¬†from North Korean state television showing Kim welcomed by jubilant masses of soldiers sprinting to welcome him as he visited a posting from whence rockets were launched in a brief 2010 skirmish with South Korea.¬† Read more »