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Apparently, 3 million Germans are in poverty

Statistical poverty hits again. ¬†And no surprises, Oxfam and the UN are quoted. ¬†Wait until you see what income they define as the “breadline” in Germany. ¬†You’ll be immigrating the same day.

Bonus:  You get to learn a new word.

Being employed in Germany is no longer enough to make ends meet, as around 3.1 million workers receive salaries below the country’s poverty threshold. People have been forced to cut back on food and heating in order to survive, German media reported.

You’re going to love what that threshold is.

The number of workers living in poverty surged 25 percent between 2008 and 2013 – Saarbr√ľcker Zeitung newspaper citing Germany’s Federal Statistical Office data. In 2008, there were just 2.5 million workers living below the minimum income deemed adequate.

In 2013, the German poverty line was a salary of ‚ā¨979 (about USD$1,097) per person.

That’s an annual salary of NZD¬†76503.96. ¬† Read more »

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Qatar Muslims call on UN to make contempt of Islam illegal

The scary thing is that the UN is quite likely to help out with such a request.

A leading Islamic organization has called on the United Nations to make ‚Äúcontempt of religions‚ÄĚ illegal. The group also urges followers to continue peaceful protests against images of Prophet Mohammed and says the West should do more to protect Muslims.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars, which is based in Qatar, has urged Muslim‚Äôs ‚Äúnot to resort to violence,‚ÄĚ after a cartoon of the prophet appeared in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Its publication following the January 7-9 terror attacks in Paris, led to widespread protests across the Muslim world, some of which turned violent.

Influential preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi wants a law to be brought in by the UN to forbid the ‚Äúcontempt of religions,‚ÄĚ according to an article he wrote, which was published on the organization‚Äôs website.

That seems all well and good if Islam was a religion. ¬†Unfortunately, it’s also an ideology. ¬†It’s a complete manual of how to run business, a legal system, society itself, and even how to prepare food. ¬† Read more »

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Obama contributes US$3b to UN climate change

natoI meant to bring this up yesterday.

Can you think of a  more devastating headline?

Keeping in mind that the USA is the country that has to shut down its own government infrastructure because it can’t afford to pay for it unless it agrees it is allowed to borrow even more. ¬†Yet they have a cool 3 bil to give to the UN.

I’m putting $10 on Barry wanting a UN post after his stint as president. Read more »

Child poverty is the new Global Warming

I know that seems an absurd statement. ¬†But when I realised that the New Zealand parliament and the UK parliament were being hit about 25% of their respective nation’s children living in “poverty”, a light went on

A quarter of children in Britain are living in poverty, a controversial report by a United Nations agency claimed yesterday.

Millions ‚Äėhave fallen prey to the dangers of austerity‚Äô during the recession years, Unicef said.

Britain was even ranked 25th on a child poverty league table of 41 developed countries ‚Äď below Romania, Bulgaria and Chile.

Here comes the next left-win United Nations driven guilt trip that’s going to hit the “well off” in the pocket.

In the latest of a succession of highly critical reports about Britain by UN agencies, Unicef said child poverty in the UK increased by 1.6 percentage points between 2008 and 2012 to 25.6 per cent.

Topping a table of countries deemed to have best protected children during the recession was Chile, where child poverty was said to have dropped by 8.6 points.

Common sense tells us that New Zealand and Britain are not countries that have child poverty problems. ¬†Yet this is a UN-driven invented problem! ¬† Read more »

Helen Clark visits Labour’s “war room”

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Ok so this “war room” is in Tanzania, but the similarities are remarkable.

Can you spot them?

Kevin Rudd vs Helen Clark for the top UN job

How entertaining. Two massive megalomaniacs fighting each other out for the top global government role.

Former foreign minister Bob Carr believes the United Nations could do with a dose of Kevin Rudd’s “legendary forcefulness”.

There has been some speculation the former prime minister covets the UN secretary general gig.

The incumbent Ban Ki-moon finishes his second term in 2016.

While spruiking his memoir at a Sydney bookstore on Saturday, Mr Carr said Mr Rudd had his support.

“He would be a very strong, credible candidate,” Mr Carr said. “It would be the most natural thing in the world for him to stand.”

The race was wide open.

“I think the forcefulness Kevin showed sometimes in selling a case might be considered by some in the UN as an advantage,” Mr Carr said.

A lot of members of the UN general assembly liked Mr Rudd’s agenda and Australia’s international personality.

Hopefully they attack each others campaigns. That will be worth a big bucket of popcorn. ¬† Read more »

Could this possibly get any better? UN declares wind farms breach human rights

It really couldn’t get any better than this…the UN declaring that wind farms are a breach of human rights.

I can’t wait for Russel Norman to mount a tirade against the government for deploying wind farms when they so comprehensively breach human rights…that was his argument against the GCSB Bill, so if he is consistent he will surely now campaign against wind power.

Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the ‚Äúnecessary information‚ÄĚ over their benefits or adverse effects.

The new ruling, agreed by a United Nations committee in Geneva, calls into question the legal validity of any further planning consent for all future wind-farm developments based on current policy, both onshore and offshore.

The United Nations Economic Commission Europe has declared that the UK flouted Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention, which requires full and effective public participation on all environmental issues and demands that citizens are given the right to participate in the process.¬† Read more »

Fraser House Leak: Pressure on Shearer to quit parliament

Image from WO Reader

Image from WO Reader

My tipster in Fraser House has some startling information:

Fraser House news tip:

Tim Barnett acting as a go-between for Helen Clark and Shearer.

The news is Clark will meet with Shearer either tonight or tomorrow night and urge Shearer to call it a day.

Expect a by-election for Mt Albert to be announced¬†on Monday¬†if Aunty¬†Helen is successful.¬† Read more »

The IPCC are a bunch of muppets I wonder if Peter Gluckman is too

The IPCC has constantly got things wrong and the 5th IPCC report is due out soon. Warmists and their enablers…people who should know better like the PM’s chief science advisor actually rely on the fairytales put together by the IPCC. Others like David Farrar go along with the mantra.

Leaks have started flowing with the latest report as Quadrant Online shows and some errors have been there uncorrected since the first IPCC report

Leaked reports of the Fifth IPCC Report, due next month, say the IPCC experts are now 95% sure that human activities and emissions are the main cause of global warming since the 1950s.

The same IPCC experts remain 100% sure that the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are homes to tropical forests, and that they have been since 1995.

But given a doubling of global CO2, they expect the central US tropical forest belt to shift eastwards to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, even stretching east to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Looking at my own part of the world, I see that the IPCC has Papua-New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines currently covered in savannas, dry forests and woodlands. But with global CO2 doubling, the prairies of south-east Asia will surge northwards to Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, even southern China.¬† Read more »

Connecting the dots on Shearer’s secret overseas bank account

via Stuff

via Stuff

So here’s this man, David Shearer. ¬†He’s got no track record with Labour, but they want him.

Why?

He’s done an awesome job for the UN, got an MBE from the UK (not New Zealand), and is obviously capable at some level. ¬†But why does the New Zealand Labour Party want this particular man?

Before promoting anyone internally?

Before any hard grafting unionists?

Before any social barrier busting gays?

Before any career politicians that have stuffed envelopes and walked up more garden paths to ask for a vote than Shearer has had hot dinners?

What is so special about him?

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