April 2018

Friday feline

I’m a girl Friday who schedules posts

Germany’s Jewish community launches Kippa march

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For Fiji ever Fiji… Baghdad: UN guard unit singing the national Anthem after church service

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I’m a girl Friday who schedules posts

Daily roundup

Beer belly portrait

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Tweet of the day

There are so many things wrong with this tweet I don’t know where to start. Our Prime Minister posing with a man famous for being anti-Semitic as well as running a deeply anti-Semitic Labour party would be the first thing that springs to mind. Ugh.

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Let’s talk

Let’s Talk

If you don’t know any vegans, don’t worry, they’ll tell you. But what if they’re right? What if eating animal products is just plain wrong? Let’s discuss whether all humans should be vegan.

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Old white man of the day

Another “last of” for our old white man today.  The last survivor of the Dambuster squadron. Quote:

Les Munro was born on 5 April 1919 at Gisborne. […] He enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 5 July 1941. He was originally turned down because of unsatisfactory scholastic ability, but studied by correspondence and was finally accepted.
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In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old, white, male. WH enjoys exercising the white male privilege, that Whaleoil provides for him, to write the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing.  WH also enjoys his MG.

Two impertinent questions for Chris Hipkins


Hitman: Education Minister Chris Hipkins plans to eliminate Partnership schools
Credit: Luke

At about two minutes and forty seconds into a video on Maori Television Chris Hipkins seems to favour those he considers to be “Maori providers.” He said that for the Maori providers ” in particular” he wants to see how Labour can accommodate them in the state system.

My two impertinent questions are about what makes a charter school a “Maori provider” in Chris Hipkins’ eyes.

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If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

How infomercials and channel surfing could change your life too

Dafty News
Evolution Could See Men Ironing Their Own Shirts by 2035

Guest Post: By Brian Rogers



 A team of researchers at the Sun discovered the solution to a problem that has baffled the human race since Eve first commented to Adam that his fig leaf looked a little crinkled.

From the dawning of time, men have been judged on their ironing ability or lack thereof. (Not that any comments regarding the standard of the wardrobe or post-laundry skills of menfolk in my household would be the subject of criticism from any of the womenfolk. We are talking purely in general terms here.)

There are very few men who have the time, patience or equipment to get a really good pleat in their trousers or a good starching of the collar. Or a good result generally with their laundry.

This is something that the best brains in the world have never quite mastered.

Rutherford was busy working on this when he inadvertently dropped the iron and split an atom. He then decided nuclear science was easier.

I always admire those guys who iron well but are always a little suspicious at the same time, especially the ones who wear a lot of pink.

And definitely wary of the ones who boast about how well they press around their sequins.

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