May 2006

What to do in a Terrorist Attack

The US government has a new website, displaying
public service symbols for terrorism readiness, in the tradition of the old "duck and cover" campaigns after WWII.
The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything! Here are a few guesses about what they mean:
If you have set your self on fire, do NOT run.
If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle. If you are bald, yell really loud.
If you are sprayed with an unknown substance, stand and think about it instead of seeing a doctor.
If a door is closed, karate chop it open.
If your building collapses, cower under a desk and kiss your ass goodbye.
After exposure to radiation it is important to consider that you may have mutated to gigantic dimensions: watch your head.
If you've become a radiation mutant with a deformed hand, remember to close the window. No one wants to see that shit.
If you hear the Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton or Yanni on the radio, it is a psychological terror attack. Cower in the corner or run like hell.
If you are trapped under falling debris, conserve oxygen by not farting.
If you lose a contact lens during a chemical attack, do not stop to look for it.

"El Jefe" on the run?

Is Philip "El Jefe" Field on the run.

The Indepenent Financial Review reckons so.

Apparently the rumours are that "El Jefe" is looking for a new home in United Future!!!

Aaron Bhatnagar takes the comment of the week award over at Sir Humphrey's .

[quote]UF would be lunatics to take him on board. It would surely be totally counterproductive for "honest Christians" to take on board a man accused of corruption.

Mind you, if the Samoan community lionise him in the same way that the Maori community of Hawkes Bay have with Donna Awatere Mandela, he might well think he can get away with it.[/quote]


This is Crazy Cool

Hat Tip: Nick Lewis

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

Website traffic is symbolized with thin lines. Each time you see a line appear, it means someone has moved from one site to the other. You can gauge how many people are swarming around based on the number of lines.



Is Manukau becoming anti-business??

This from the Herald this morning.

[quote]… the proposals have provoked an unprecedented show of unity by rivals Westfield New Zealand, AMP Capital Shopping Centres and Progressive Enterprises.

The companies say the proposed changes will discourage investment in good buildings and squeeze shopkeepers who cannot pass on higher rents.[/quote]

Clearly Manukau's rating policy along with other councils are starting to impact on business.

Councils should really be encouraging businesses to establish not discourage them.


Smoke Free Parks!!!!

When local "busy body " politicians get bored and regulation goes way too far.


Let me guess, It was a chainsaw?


Kerry on attack over Swift Boat Veterans


John Kerry is on attack over the election time accusations of the Swift Boat Veterans.

For the life of me I can't see why Kerry would want to re-litigate this. He continues to get slayed every time he opens his mouth. Read the post it is hilarious if not sad that Kerry is desperately trying to spin this.

All Kerry has succeeded in doing is raising more emabarrasing questions over his service.

CAA another Government debacle

Just 19 days ago Harry Duynhoven was accusing Maurice Williamson of being "alarmist" over a report to the Transport select committee that was damning of CAA.

At the time Williamson described it as "shiver up your spine stuff".

My, my haven't times changed?

All of a sudden the Government, faced with yet another government department mismanagement debacle, has demanded "urgent" answers from the CAA.

What happened to the "alarmist" tag. Quietly dropped as they rush around and try to repair the damage.

And who can Labour blame for this sorry state of affairs. no one but themselves. There have been two previous reports in 1997 and in 2000 that slammed CAA, add that to the 2006 report and what has changed?

Nothing, the identified problems still occur, almost all under labours watch. Complete inaction despite two damning reports on their watch. 

'Nuf said!!!


Exclusive Sideline Photos from Super 14 Final

 Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

  Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Carter’s second successful penalty from three attempts gives the Crusaders the half time lead.

 Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Casey Laulala crosses for the only try of the game.

 Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Richie McCaw doesn’t infringe at the breakdown, honest.

 Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Skipper McCaw triumphantly holds the trophy up as teammates look on.

 Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

The crowd goes wild in the stands.