First they came for the conservative Youtubers

First, they came for the conservative Youtubers.

And people said nothing.

Then they came for ‘ classic liberal’  Youtubers

And people said nothing.

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Twitter reacts to Jeremy Corbyn’s excuse

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to honour the perpetrators of a heinous Palestinian terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis at the 1972 Olympics. The Israeli athletes were kidnapped and tortured before being murdered. World Israel news writes

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, acknowledged Monday that he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians linked to the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

When questioned by reporters about his presence at the ceremony, Corbyn responded, “I was present when it was laid. I don’t think I was actually involved in it. I was there because I wanted to see a fitting memorial to everyone who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere because we have to end it.”

“Being ‘present’ is the same as being involved,” said Labour lawmaker Luciana Berger. “Where is the apology?” End quote.

Jeremy Corbyn’s statement in his defence was roundly mocked on Twitter.

I was present when it was laid. I don’t think I was actually involved in it.

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Greens sacrifice wildlife to appease the sky dragon

Caption: It’s a sacrifice that greens are happy for wildlife to make

James Delingpole calls wind turbines “bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes”, and research shows that he’s hardly exaggerating.

A 2013 paper published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin showed that, not only had the estimates of the wildlife carnage inflicted by wind turbines been grossly – and perhaps deliberately – under-estimated, the likely true numbers were shocking and are only going to get worse. Smallwood (2013) estimated that one-and-a-half million birds and bats were being smashed, sliced and diced every year by North American wind turbines.

Since then, the number of wind turbines in North America has increased by 25%. Even on a simple, linear progression, that means that nearly two million wild animals are being slaughtered in North America alone. For a measly 5% of America’s total energy production.

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Map of the day

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The True Size of Africa

If you are one of thousands of WO subscribers that lie awake at night worrying about “the true size of Africa”…. take a break – today’s MOTD resolves this issue once and for all.

While it doesn’t look it, Africa is big, really big. In fact, Africa’s true size is 30 million square km, just under twice the size of Russia or bigger than Canada, the United States and China put together!

As map nerds and/or West Wing fans already know, this is due to the common use of the Mercator projection, which makes countries near the poles look bigger and those at the equator look smaller.

So for example while Greenland and Africa look about the same on a Mercator map, Africa is in fact 14X larger than Greenland in real life. You can learn more about various map projections here.

The map was created using The True Size of, an awesome new tool that allows for quick and easy comparisons of countries true sizes. As you can clearly see, it would take a lot of countries and US states to fully fill Africa.

However, in terms of population, China with 1.36 billion people, has larger population than the entire continent of Africa, which has roughly 1.11 billion. So if you added up all the countries listed here, you’d easily have more than twice Africa’s population.

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Labour’s anti-Semitism & endorsement of terror

For a while now the Labour party in Britain has been fighting off accusations of anti-Semitism (of which there is plenty of evidence to back them up.) Their leader Jeremy Corbyn has inflamed the accusations even further with revelations that he participated in a ceremony where he honoured the murderous terrorists who kidnapped, tortured and MURDERED Israeli athletes. His presence and participation can only be seen as an explicit endorsement of terrorism no matter how he tries to spin it.

Jacinda Ardern & Jeremy Corbyn

Only a few months ago our very own Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had a cosy chat with him and when she was asked by Mike Hosking if she thought that Jeremy Corbyn was anti-Semitic she replied that she certainly hoped that he was not.

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Jacinda or Simon for CEO

Here’s the question, if you asked the chairman of any major company whether they would like Jacinda or Simon for their CEO – you would be greeted with some very definitive answers and none would involve a positive affirmation.

I doubt many would want them on their board – except to provide lobby access to their respective parties!

Would they offer them a job as a consultant? Well yes please, let’s have all that swampy access!

And why would that be the case?

Let’s have a look at the two CVs.

Jacinda Ardern Digital image credit: Rick H 

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Oral Questions – 15 August 2018

Questions to Ministers

  1. KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the economy?
  2. SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions?
  3. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the Government’s management of the New Zealand economy?

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Ministry of plastic bags?

So now that we are going to have a total ban on plastic bags, how is it going to be managed? It may seem like a silly question, but really, it is not. Not at all.

Kenya’s Daily Nation reports (in August 2017) quote:

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has defended itself against claims doing rounds on social media that it has started carrying out swoops in cars on order to confiscate polythene bags.

On Monday, the first day that the ban on plastic carrier bags came into effect, there were online messages claiming that police was stopping and inspecting cars for the now outlawed packaging material.

It is also claimed that the same officers are arresting members of the public found with the banned bags and soliciting bribes in order to set them free. end quote.
Swoops on cars? Don’t tell me that now we will have police chases for people hoarding plastic bags? It has already happened with avocados. Oh, and drugs.

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