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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1946 Roger Earl drummer with Foghat.

    Born today in 1947 Darrell Sweet drummer with Nazareth.

    Today in 1966 The Beach Boys released the album Pet Sounds in the US.

    Today in 1987 U2 went to number 1 on the US singles chart “With Or Without You” their first US number1.

    Died today in 2010 Ronnie James Dio lead singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell.

    • Chris EM

      U2 used to make some fine music.

      • Nechtan

        Never been a big fan myself, but their earlier work is way better than recent offerings.

      • Left Right Out

        I find they still do….. really enjoyed the last album

        • Chris EM

          They lost me after Rattle and Hum. I tried to like their new stuff…

      • Brian Smaller

        I remember seeing this amazing U2 tribute band that played at the Cake Tin once at half time back in the first few years it was open. I was stunned at how like U2 they were. Just as boring as the originals.

      • They certainly exhausted the 3 chords they knew.

    • George

      Brian Wilson claims Pet Sounds was his greatest achievement. When a few months later the Beatles Sgt Pepper was released he responded that he wondered why he got out of bed in the morning!

    • Nige.

      Dio!

  • Carl

  • Nige.

    Goldie answered last night’s question with:

    “perhaps a first world problem”

    What are some of the funnier first world problems we have?

    (The more trivial the better)

    • George Costanza

      So now rugby league plays the racism card

    • Wasapilot

      Not trivial at all Nige, but there is nothing worse than a bakery pie warmer being set way too hot.

      • hookerphil

        The pies at Lancaster Park on the bank were always so hot could hardly eat them. After you had burnt yourself and finally almost finished they had cooled down to about an eatable temperature.

        • Wasapilot

          You try and eat the pie that has the filling close to to temperarature of the surface of the sun, it breaks open at the bottom falling into the paper bag, then the bag breaks leaving your front covered in pie filling. Is there no humanity in the world anymore I ask myself.

          • Aucky

            You stole my thunder on that one WAP. I was only wearing a teeshirt the last time and I reckon I was lucky not to get third degree burns.

          • Dave

            Perhaps a new service from WO. Pick a topic…. Pies, Ice Cream, Servo Service, improving NZ Post, perfect Bacon….. throw it up and the Oilers provide the insight to better product = SALES.

      • HR

        Always blow on the pie…..

        https://youtu.be/Q7UX8KASASU

        • Steve (North Shore)

          Never to be forgoten!

      • AGREED. OH YES. FINALLY! I’M NOT ALONE!!!

      • Nige.

        I hold them out the car window to cool down.

    • Greg M

      When the cafe on Ponsonby Rd runs out of soy milk for the vegetarian latte and someone gets outraged on twitter about it.

    • jonno1

      Spent a couple of hours today trying to kickstart the laptop that had come up with the blue screen of death (I had thought that was a thing of the past). And yes, I turned it off and on again, several times in fact. Corrupt C drive apparently – dunno what I did to fix it but all good now.

      • Asian_driver

        You are pretty lucky to have a kickstarter on your laptop, its getting hard to find them even on motorbikes these days

        • jonno1

          I did get pretty close to putting the boot in…

    • rantykiwi

      The EFTPOS machine at the cafe by work refused to recognise my paywave Visa this morning. “Oh, let me swipe the card” says the lady taking my order – great concept except it’s only a paywave tag without a magstripe.

    • Nige.

      I ran out of toilet paper the other day. All I had to do was go to the supermarket and buy some more.

      Pretty lucky when I compare that problem to someone living in Venezuela

      • Greg M

        Could be worse. You could have discovered you had run out AFTER you had done the business…

      • XCIA

        Now, if you had installed a toilet bidet that washed, dried and pampered your bum at the press of a button, you would never have that problem ;-)

        • Huia

          This could be a problem

          • XCIA

            This bidet forms part of the toilet seat!

        • How long does that take?

          • XCIA

            I guess no longer than it takes using all that paper. The thing is, with the bidet you don’t fecally contaminate your clothing as you put it back on before washing your hands. That’s why I believe these should be standard equipment in all hospitals because research has proved that fecally contaminated clothing is a major hazard especially on doctors belts, ties and shirts that come into contact with patients.

          • Dave

            Try analyzing the mints or similar in the bowl at a conference. The stuff found on them stretches from Semen to fecal matter, I avoid them.

          • Although that upsets me thinking about it, the fact is that our world is full of things we are unaware of all the time. How many people think that once babies’ nappies have been done in the washing machine, the next load is unaffected by it?

            Better not to think about it, and just marvel at the human body’s abilities to cope with millions of pathogens and foreign substances.

          • willtin

            I can quite understand the theory that proposes, eating soil and worms when one is a child, is helpful with creating immunities.

          • XCIA

            be careful what sort of soil you include in the diet. I don’t think that eating the soil on an organic farm that uses chicken waste as fertilizer would would be particularly helpful

          • willtin

            Of course, one needs to be particular with which soil one eats.

          • Aucky

            Salted nuts on the bar rate the highest.

            I have to say that I saw a classic at Farro last weekend. A bowl of pate was there for sampling and was about half full. The accompanying dish of crackers was empty – not to be denied a Remuera matron dipped her forefinger into the pate, licked her finger clean and promptly dived in for a second helping.

          • XCIA

            I never partook of anything unless it was wrapped. Everything in bowls is suspect, especially those peanuts on the bar.

          • Nige.

            Hopefully half an hour at least

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      While duck shooting on opening weekend I couldn’t get 3g, let alone 4g at times during the day. It meant I missed out on Whale Oil updates for a couple of hours…

      That’s a real first world problem right there!

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      One more…

      The other day when I was at the self-serve checkout, my hearing aid batteries wouldn’t register as being in the bag (not heavy enough for the scales to pick up). I had to ask for assistance :(

      • If you were in the States, you could sue them for embarrassing you

    • twittertit

      Every now and then no-one up-votes a comment I leave on this blog.

      I find it offensive.

      • Usaywot

        Well don’t expect the herald to publish your outrage on that one.

      • Nige.

        Check your notifications

        • twittertit

          Perfection would’ve been to down vote the lot of them! Haha

          • Nige.

            I’m not even finished yet.

    • Goldie

      The reason for my remark was that my internet was down all weekend. You’ll be pleased to know it was fixed 10 minutes ago (Kudos to the tech for working this late).

      • Nige.

        Pheeeew!

    • Papillon

      Having to refresh and wait for Disqus to load in order to see someones post.

      • Nige.

        There is another way (don’t tell Pete).

        You can just click on the drop down at the top of the comments which allows you to select between oldest,newest,best.

        It’s more or less instant.

    • Brent

      The replacement auto aerial on my ute is on back order so I currently have to manually push it down before running it through the carwash

    • Eiselmann

      Cars that cause weather.

      Not being able to afford private medical care and having to reply on it being free or heavily subsidsed.

    • D.Dave

      Going to the supermarket, to find they have run out of Caramel for Mrs DD’s coffee. It won’t be in till next week. Don’t they realise the stress that causes?

    • wanarunna

      the seal under the lid of a 1 litre milk bottle is just so damn hard to get off – and easy peal bacon packets – yeah right.

      • D.Dave

        But, Wanarunna, if you lay the milk on its side in the fridge, it leaks worse than a Labour Party caucus, without fail……

    • Effluent

      Too many different types of nostril hair removers to choose from in Farmers….

    • Odd Ball

      I heard this question asked on talkback radio.

      Why do teabags always spin clockwise when you take them back out of the cup?

  • hookerphil

    Week 12

    Hurricane Jude remains on top at 481 despite her 37 but has had her lead cut to 6, stuckonarock scoring 47 points and moves up one place to 2nd on 475. Isherman’s slide continues, 36 points drops him to 472 and 3rd. It’s tough at the top but these 3 have opened a bit of a gap.
    A new entrant into the top 5 with Gaharis also scoring 47, equal weeks best score, and into 4th place on 457. Sally, despite being overseas scored 39 and is 5th on 456. I note that Mooloamaze had his second poor week and after being in the top 5 all year has crashed out down to 9th.

    The delay in reporting the scores is not that I was afraid to show my face, simply out of coverage for most of the time. The weekend did tell me that the best view is actually parked in front of a TV screen if you want to know exactly what is going on.

    • Wasapilot

      Agree re the TV coverage HP. Multi purpose oval type grounds are not condusive to a good view of the games. The new Dunedin stadium I would have thought would be good though. My favourite is still the top deck of the Millard stand at the sadly now demolished Athletic Park. Better than the old members stand on the other side of the ground IMHO, as on the rare occasion that the sun did shine in WLG the glare was awful.

      • RockinBob625

        Proud to say I am old enough to have enjoyed the Millard Stand on occasion. Saw the Lions Test there in 1993? for about $30. Last time they were here, I won the rights to some that were going to cost me $200 odd each, for the back row at the Caketin. Sod that, for a game of soldiers.

        • Wasapilot

          There was something spritual about Athletic Park to me. Maybe it was the walk up Adelaide Road and Rintoul Street to get to the game, having stopped at a pub or 5 on the way.

    • XCIA

      Does determining a good score depend on what way you get out of bed in the morning? I picked my own and when that was a dismal failure, I asked the kids which was even worse, so I asked colleagues and when that didn’t work out, I cheated by copying the professionals. I’m still around the bottom which I guess proves the old adage that cheats do not prosper ;-)

      • hookerphil

        Sometimes I think you pick, then go through and change it to the other team. I do see that you are not doing too well as you are behind me – not everyone can achieve that.

    • jcpry

      Yep I get to the point where I start trying to influence the results by way of my picks. I usually need an incentive to stay focused.

  • Union Jack

    Moko’s mum speaks out about her son’s shocking death

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/mokos-mum-speaks-her-sons-shocking-death
    I suspect “Story” might be going to have a sob story tonight.
    Not a neighbour I would want thanks.

    • KGB

      I have waited patiently for her side of the story.

    • Dave

      Whilst i do feel for her, the loss of a child, then that sympathy is limited. Limited as her choices meant she was not able to look after him, i heard (unconfirmed) she and Moko’s dad were BOTH in prison. If this is correct, she can hardly blame the state, she committed the crimes, they must do the time, or does some bleeding heart expect us to let any parent off jail time if they have children. She also had the option of allowing the children to go into State care, a choice she would have made. I might seem mean, and her side of the story has yet to come out, but we all make choices.

      • Union Jack

        I’m done and have switched the TV off now.
        As I expected everything is CYFS fault and the mother and whanau are great people.
        All I will say is that if everything in the family was so great why were CYFS on the scene at all, oh that’s right the family was dysfunctional and could not sort out all their garbage themselves.
        Sorry just buck passing of the first kind.

        • Dave

          I watched the story, her side of the story. Yes, she hits out at the authorities, however, she had her kids in the care of friends, nothing to do with the authorities, its over to the proud Whanau. as you say. It seems Moko was the son of a BP member, to quote… She was said to have “gotten back with a violent black power member, but it wasn’t the case” There is more to come no doubt, but I doubt it will ever come out.

          Nb: Corrected earlier comment above.

          • KGB

            Not sure you need to correct much.
            I read that grandparents had the children for some time before going to his killers, why?
            CYF still have her other children, why?
            She appeared heavily pregnant? Is there a new violent man in her life?
            A lot more to learn here before we know how this could have been prevented.
            In the meantime she gets facially scribbled so she is unemployable. Dooming her children to a life of poverty on a benefit.

  • cows4me

    For those interested in some light humor, brought to by the Nevada Democratic Convention. Watch communists battle socialists, watch intolerant leftys at work. Pick any video, it will give you some idea why the left don’t have to not only worry about Trump. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of two bobs.
    http://heavy.com/news/2016/05/nevada-democratic-convention-raw-video-videos-full-replay-sanders-delegates-election-fraud-jason-llanes-periscope-youtube/

  • rantykiwi

    Given that without NZ’s support the Cook Islands would pretty much cease to exist it must be time to exercise our right to roll their PM and install a head of state of our choosing – I’m sick of his nephews abusing NZ laws.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11639793

    • jcpry

      It’s a four ring circus Cook Islands politics. Winston would fit in really well as there are as many conspiracies as there are people. Forty per cent of the population works for the government apparently.

  • Cadwallader

    Respectful request: Please take down the photo of Rachinger from the headline of the blog. It drives me nuts!

    • Wasapilot

      Careful what you ask for, it could be replaced by hagar.

      • Goldie

        Or an upskirt shot of Gerry Brownly!

        • Chris EM

          Preferable to Hagars mug.

          • willtin

            Nuts versus Nutter.

          • Effluent

            Gerry Brownlee’s ”rear end” (cough) / Hagar’s face? Not so very different ….

        • Builder

          I cringe everytime I see that photo, poor guy. Just as well he wasn’t a true Scotsman.

      • willtin

        A species of their own, shared by few genus and no Family, orderless and classless, able to be phylum’d in their natural Kingdom, their Domain remains without real Life.

    • Nige.

      So it’s working then

  • cows4me

    I see there are fresh demands for the ACC to release new land so more houses can be built for the growing poverty class. Of course the ACC wants a compact city and to force all into skyscrapers. Seems to me it’s a rather dumb argument by the ACC. Would it not be better to let people choose where they live ? If all are forced to live in a compact city developers know they have a captive audience and can force people into cheap slum towers . If people can chose developers know they have to turn out a better product to woe customers and the city will be a nicer place to live.

    • Usaywot

      Houses in Otorohanga range between $195 and $250 thousand. Why do homeless have to live in Auckland when they could be accommodated much more cheaply elsewhere. it’s not as if they are working.

      • cows4me

        I have no idea, perhaps they like the shops.

    • JEL51

      One of Tim Harford’s light reads, I think ..’The Logic of Life’ …that points out the futility of town planing as the general populace will chose how they want to live, regardless. We could save a lot in rates if that arm of bureaucracy just did the disappearing act.

    • sheppy

      That’s exactly what we will end up with, but as usual we have to try what’s been done elsewhere and expect different results. UK tower blocks were so “good” they knocked heaps of them down. Just renaming them the trendy name of “apartments” rather than the old name of “flats” won’t make any difference

    • Oh Please

      “Let people choose” – I think you misunderstand socialism.

      • Mike Webber

        You are quite right One of the many policies broken by the National socialist party was getting rid of zoning laws imposed by Councils’
        Half the cost of a new house now is because of state regulations and taxes. Get the state out of the way and we would have affordable housing. No Government will do that of course because the reduction in house prices would be very unpopular.

        • Mags

          Yet if we have a few planning regs we’ll end up looking like the mess that is America.

  • I think I’m turning into a Twitter troll… oh the shame… (pic)
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    • Jonathon Stone

      My thoughts exactly. If his intent is to bolster his defence case, then logically John Key must also be innocent. If his intent is to show John Key’s defense is flawed, then he must accept that his is also

    • Effluent

      For a man who’s regards himself as some sort of mastermind, he seems to have placed his head in a tight logical noose.

  • XCIA

    On Larry tonight the Williams fellow from the Taxpayers Union was part of the Huddle. With all the funding that is being donated to this entity I thought it would show within the precincts of the Companies Office, but I can find nothing. Does anyone know where the money goes to, or is it some sort of secret trust?

  • Johnno

    It did not take the new mayor of London to show his true colours…….

    • willtin

      What’s the bet the Beefeaters will have to become Halal?

  • D.Dave

    So Seven Sharp has just done a piece about “Barbering”. I don’t know a single barber who would be seen dead doing rubbish like that. It was a poncy HAIRDRESSING competition. The wasn’t a genuine barber or a bottle of Bay Rum in sight. I now see why I generally avoid any of these “tabloid” programmes.

    • Aucky

      No Craven A either or packs of Durex concealed under the counter?

      What’s the world coming to Dave?

      • D.Dave

        The slippery slope, Aucky, the slippery slope…..

      • Stuarts.burgers

        Something for the weekend sir ? as they finished the short back and sides with a lump off the top

    • pisces8284

      My son who lives in Turkey reckons there is nothing better than having a shave there. Close shave with a blade, then hot towels applied to your face, followed by ear hair removed with wax that is set alight. Better than a spa apparently, I’ll take his word for it

      • Dave

        Have had the razor shave then the hot then cold flannels, it’s amazing. But, not the ear wax flame thrower.

        A friend swears by Mankind Barbers in Christchurch, its said to be a fantastic all round experience, and no squeaky voiced young male barber either. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, YES, That’s one of the barbers

      • Nige.

        Spa? Touché

      • willtin

        You can buy ear candles at your local chemist. They work to a certain degree

      • rantykiwi

        Wax? El barber in Turkey who cut my hair used what looked like an oversized cotton bud dipped in meths. (pic)

    • Wasapilot

      None of them looked like they could talk about cars, hunting, fishing, footy, cricket, moan about their kids, discuss why we as males can not understand the fairer sex, debate huskie verses stihl chainsaws etc that is for sure.

    • Effluent

      I bet none of them asked ”something for the weekend Sir?”, or am I showing my age?

  • STAG

    Have just started reading the fawns The Witches, Whoa, I had forgotten how terrifying it is, I predict judging from the very round eyes i just turned the light out on that we will have visitors to our bedroom tonight.

    • MaryLou

      It’s so cool. Loved that book!

      • STAG

        We’ll have to get though it and The BFG before the movie comes out.

        Books First.

        • MaryLou

          Agreed, and then the movie never measures up! I watched the Hobbit again last night – it was all just wrong…

          • STAG

            It takes longer to watch the movies then it does to read. That’s just wrong.

    • Mags

      Light suddenly switched onto reading for my son with reading aloud Roald Dahl. A few years ago now but lovely memories reading bed time stoires.

      • STAG

        It was wilard price adventure novel’s for me, read my first proper book in standard 3, South Sea Adventure, not sure if it holds up in today’s world but I loved them.

        • Mags

          I did try mark twain’s huckleberry fun & Tom Sawyer with my boys because I loved them as a kid but they just didn’t translate. The Language must have changed to much.

  • sarahmw

    Did anyone catch the Story tv3 piece about Mokos mother? The image I saw showed she had writing on her face and tats on her neck. Interesting what she would say.

    • Nige.

      I saw it. There is no one blameless it seems.

      • Dave

        appreciate a link to her interview, I have watched the preview, too short to judge, but the tatts…….. Bound to assist with a retail job.

    • Vlad

      A terrible episode and nothing to be said in defence of the barbarians who killed this child. For context and a better understanding though, where was the now aggrieved mother and why were her children left with this pair for two months without her noticing anything? Good reporting is complete reporting.

      • Nige.

        I can’t understand why she was away for so long. I can’t go two days without seeing my kids let alone two weeks or months.

    • CheesyEarWax

      Watching it whilst shaking my head. We have seen this many times over, drop-kick of a mother with multiple children leaving her kids with her friend, not family, and yet has the courage to not blame herself but CYF. The same old story, nothing to see here, move along.

      • Vlad

        And yet the wittering fool doing the interview didn’t have the sense or sensitivity to find a way to add the extra question that every single viewer would be asking: Why leave the kids for two months? Of course any guilt she may feel is nothing compared to the horror of the killers, and she deserves sympathy. But when we are saddled with shallow weaklings for reporters is there any surprise that blogs thrive and provincial broadcasters fail?

        • CheesyEarWax

          The signs were there, she told Duncan Garner about the broken window, her daughter warning her, and yet Garner chose to ask questions about and blaming CYF and other govt agencies. This is why we are sick of the MSM.

        • Dave

          She was at Starship caring for another seriously ill child. she had a fair few kids.

          • Vlad

            Fair enough.

        • Vlad

          Looked at it again in full, not as bad as at first glance so I withdraw the outright condemnation, but still a hole in the story which could have been filled. Two months with no contact and only Auckland to Taupo.

      • Dave

        100% on the money. I also got the story, Dad is a violent Black Power member, and is still in prison but that is still a strong suspicion. If so, it would explain why he couldn’t stay home and look after the kids. Shame, he seemed a nice boy, sharp and bright.

        • CheesyEarWax

          She left her kids, not for an afternoon but months, with a friend that has a partner that was a convicted abuser.

          • Dave

            the biggest unanswered question I have, is why were the kids with a friend, and not the family, grandparents etc, she had a house in Taupo, surely a relative could have moved in to look after them, and two months is a LONG time in Starship, a very long time

          • CheesyEarWax

            You probably already know the answer, the same old cliché answers. Broken family, grandparents are burden of other grand-kids, uncles are in prison or gangs. The same old answers to the same old story we have heard so many times before.

  • Caught some Mike Hosking this morning dropping Mr 9 to school as his mum had better things to do, and I must say that on the whole it’s much more digestible than Paul Henry.

    Of course, the return trip had Kerry and her poodle on, and even though that’s pretty light-weight, it’s at least an improvement over Danny.

    • Nige.

      I see they have brought back the farming show in the form of “the country” in the 12-1pm slot to newstalkzb. Well they have in my part if the world. Very funny and informative.

      • Sailor Sam

        What do you people think of Ritchie McCaw pimping Fonterra?

    • Isherman

      The best news is that Larry’s back….I can actually listen without hurling disparaging remarks back towards the sound of Rachel’s voice…usually.

  • pisces8284

    Apologies if this has been posted before, but I have only just seen it.
    One of the caregivers was uncle to the abuser of James Whakaruru
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/faces-of-innocents/79697706/men-behind-child-killings-related.html

  • Misfit

    lightning just smashed the house or close by, power cut the moment I soaped up in the shower, wandering nude and soapy looking around the house for a torch lol. Hows everyone else doing? civil defense sirens going off here in Paeroa.

    • Vlad

      Pictures or we don’t believe you.

      • johcar

        Nooooooo!!!!!!!!

    • Spiker

      It’s just passed over us at Whakatane. Sideways rain lightning etc. I see the outdoor furniture is tipped over & cushions down the drive. Hopefully no trees are down. I only just got done splitting the last lot.

      • Misfit

        it was sure short and sharp, Im bit worried about the cows, might be BBQ time lol

      • Nige.

        We got it down here at about 4pm

    • Nige.

      “civil defense sirens going off here in Paeroa.”

      And that’s just from what the neighbours saw

      • Misfit

        reports of nude soapy man wondering in a dazed state haha

        • Circle the L&P bottle talking to yourself going “I need to get rid of these bubbles… too many bubbles….”

          • Misfit

            hahahaha

    • Huia

      Thunder just hitting us north of Whitianga. Wind is getting up too, turning to custard up this way, power flickering so have the torches and camping lamps ready, flask filled and now we wait.

      • Misfit

        it doesn’t last long but was violent, def dont make my mistake and not know where your torches are :)

    • Dave

      Well, if your commenting, you are alive, and have the internet. Everything else can be fixed in time.

    • Isherman

      Trees down across the lanes on Turners Hill too I’ve just heard on my drive back in this evening, just in case anybody is going to be on the road there tonight.

    • Sailor Sam

      Nothing much in Matamata, a few bits of lightning, a bit of heavenly crackling, some heavy rain and no wind to speak of.
      But we did light the wood fire for the first time this autumn.

      • Misfit

        they say its gonna swing south west later tonight so expect a chilly early morning. it was fast and furious here, over before it started

    • FornaK

      Well you managed to find your computer alright!!!

  • sandalwood789

    A chilling post here on politicalislam.com –
    https://www.politicalislam.com/the-annihilation-of-civilizations/

    Quote – “Islam never retreats. Slowly, year by year, century by century, the native Kafir civilization vanishes and is never able to fight back, never reverses Islam’s gains.

    There is one exception to this law—force and the acceptance of war. Twice in history Islam has been driven out in Spain and Eastern Europe.

    Today we see another approach to dealing with the Islam of annihilation. We ignore the history of annihilation and say that all we need to do is love Muslims and we will live in harmony, a wonderful multicultural civilization. A history of 1400 years without a single exception to the rule of annihilation and we will repeal it with a smile and a hug. All you need is love; love is all you need; all you need is love; love is all you need. Repeat that again and again, it will make a doctrine and history of annihilation go away. Actually, the way it works is that the history is never known. It is a cliché to say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. It is a cliché but it is true. We have our foot on the path to annihilation today because we refuse to know history.

    What is the lesson? Islam, peaceful Islam, is about destruction of all Kafir civilization. Only if the Kafirs realize the goal of Islam is annihilation of their culture, can the destruction be stopped. Islam is at war with Kafirs, and Kafirs are trying to “nice” their way out of destruction. Islam is at war, we are at nice. Mohammed has a dream that is coming true while we sleep.”

    And suburb by suburb, city by city, the mosques and Islamic schools increase in New Zealand.

    • willtin

      Thank goodness we can communicate this information within Whale Oil. No one who writes here is a lonely voice.

    • Odd Ball

      Stalin said much the same about communism vs capitalism, regarding that quote. His belief was that it was inevitable that communism would rule the world.
      Europe just doesn’t seem to learn from history, and I think it’s only a matter of time before it all goes to custard (again).

  • XCIA

    Seems the Aussies lost over $229 million to scams in 2015. The ACCC’s report reveals that investment scams and dating and romance scams resulted in the largest financial losses.
    http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/australians-lose-over-229-million-to-scams-in-2015

    • Nige.

      Have you ever done online dating?

      • willtin

        No, but when and where and who’s paying?

      • XCIA

        God no! I get into enough trouble without going out looking for it. FWB’s are far more reliable.

  • Wasapilot

    Regarding the mens barber discussions earlier. This is what a real barber is like ? From the movie Gran Torino.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=udrHdCVFXKY

    • D.Dave

      A top movie. Clint Eastwood at his best.

  • Rob Knox

    Did 23 years front line policing, including lots of years plodding the beat in a funny hat. The police got away from beatwork when they took over the MOT in 1992. Hence the rise in street level disorder and violence. The beat cop stopped a lot of stuff just by his or her presence. Ferals know that when the cop car goes by they have time to do what they do best before it comes back again. They used to never know when a cop would show up on foot. I must admit though that the drunkenness now is a lot worse than I remember. Policing 101 is all about visibility and presence. To be fair to the Police now they simply do not have the resources to throw 10 to 15 people on a beat system every shift, as they did in the main centres in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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    Gazza > Rob Knox • a day ago

    Bang on the money RK, I did a bit of time in the Auckland CBD wearing the blues including the funny hats (and being called a Wooden Top by CIB staff) in the late 80’s and Auck Central Section Staff supplied extra guys to walk the beat to bolster Beat Section out of Wharf Station (who later moved to Fort St. which is now closed). Now I guess that does not happen and the only time you see Police on the street is as they pile out of the TP wagon when it has all gone wrong. This is nothing new and Mark Benefield knows this as we walked the beat together way back then… Oh and you are right the MoT merger was the worst thing that ever happened to the NZ Police.

    It’s funny how every former or current policeman who I hear from/read about says the same thing about visible policing working. Only the senior brass say the opposite. It is tragic that the organisation has such a bi-polar view on things.

    johnandali > Gazza • 20 hours ago

    And now it’s time for that merger to be reconsidered. I’m pretty sure it was John Banks who orchestrated it. I wonder if he would still think it was a good idea of his now. So John, if you’re reading this, and it wasn’t you, I sincerely apologise. And John, if you’re reading this, and it was you, feel free to apologise. Sincerely.

    Rob Knox > johnandali • 37 minutes ago

    John Banks was Minister of Police in 1990 and promised the electorate that the police would receive at least 1000 more staff. He then took all the traffic cops, about 1000, and put them in blue without the training they needed. Resulted in a huge drop in morale for both groups and a huge exit of police in the coming years. Pretty much the guts of the experience and knowledge walked out. I believe that the Police is still badly affected by this decision today – look at the way the trust ranking has dropped over the years.

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