Friday Nightcap

Is Christianity a religion of peace?

Friday Feline – I’m Completely with the Kitten on this one

When you go to a restaurant and order what you want and someone else keeps pinching it…

Black People Can’t Be Racist

The Imminent Digital Exile

Daily Roundup

Via Tipline

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Whaleoil Backchat

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Goodbye Pete

Pete has worked his last day at Whaleoil. It marks the end of five years of what has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us. A lot of what happened was not what Pete had signed up for. Who could have predicted a criminal hack, a book and the intense whirlwind of media interest that would follow it for example?

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

By Pete

After five years on a wild rollercoaster ride, I’m out of fresh ideas and energy for the blog.  I am treading water here, and that’s not good for any of us.  My nature is that when I get restless, I become a pain in the arse.    Read more »

Two Pro-charter school MSM articles in one day: I feel faint


For years the New Zealand MSM have published negative post after negative post about Partnership schools. We at Whaleoil have provided the media balance on the topic, publishing many posts pointing out the misinformation and even lies in the media about them as well as showing all the positives of charter schools.

Yesterday I felt quite faint when I spied not one but two pro-charter school articles in the NZ Herald (of all places). Has the worm finally turned?

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