Access to Australia could be limited

Credit: SonovaMin

John Roughan opines: quote.

This may be just paranoia on my part but I can’t shake a terrible foreboding that Australia is on the point of accepting our offer to take some of the boat people from Papua New Guinea and Nauru. It’s even possible the announcement could come from PNG this weekend where the prime ministers of both countries are at the Apec summit.

If it doesn’t, I’ll still wonder whether Australia’s latest PM gave Jacinda Ardern a heads-up when they met at the East Asia Summit in Singapore earlier in the week. Before the meeting she told reporters she was not expecting any advance on the offer, and at the press conference afterwards she was keener to engage him on the risk of slipping on onions from a sausage sizzle. end quote.

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Top Ten posts of the week

This Monday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday).

  1. Pike River, Andrew Little & the union that did nothing
  2. If it is not about the bodies, then why?
  3. The NZ media need to stop telling lies
  4. The ‘harlot’s’ daughter
  5. Did you miss us?
  6. Open letter to the Pike river families
  7. Iain Lees-Galloway has to go
  8. Coalition accidentally misses another target
  9. The bigger they are, the harder they fail
  10. Shane Jones fails to declare 61 meetings

Why is this news?

In the week when the Brexit agreement was unveiled, Karel Sroubek’s residency application is still unresolved, the government has announced that they will, after all, re-enter Pike River mine (well, the drift anyway), Shane Jones has managed to turn 800,000 seedlings into mulch and the All Blacks were beaten by Ireland,  Stuff has come up with this piece of staggering journalism. A child is organising a petition to get Metallica to come to New Zealand, and the prime minister has written him a letter.

Yes, folks. That’s it. Astounding. quote.

A young Hawke’s Bay Metallica fan has received a letter from the Prime Minister congratulating him on his efforts to bring the band to New Zealand.

Twelve-year-old William Bush launched a petition in September to bring the maestros of heavy metal to our shores, which had clocked up more than 4000 signatures at 3:30pm on Saturday.

Bush, who attends Havelock North Intermediate, said he was surprised to find the letter from Jacinda Ardern in his mailbox on Monday. end quote.

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Face of the day

Guy Verhofstadt

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

polychromatic (adj) – 1. Having or exhibiting many colours.
2. Of or composed of radiation of more than one wavelength.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : English polychromatic is a borrowing from French polychromatique, which comes from Greek polychrṓmatos “many-colored, variegated” and the suffix -ique, from the Greek suffix -ikos or the Latin suffix -icus. Polychromatic is used mostly, but not exclusively, in the physical sciences, e.g., hematology, physics, and formerly in chemistry. Polychromatic entered English in the 19th century.

Daily proverb

Proverbs 19

27 If you stop listening to instruction, my child,
you will turn your back on knowledge.

Sunday nightcap

This video from Louder with Crowder is a good follow up to the topic earlier posted this week about how the left like to sexualize children (I even hate typing those words).

Warning: Contains images and stories likely to cause anger/rage and even nausea.