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The ridiculous politics of Meth

An alternate perspective on Minister Twyford’s crusade against evil meth testers.


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Is Phil Twyford the President of the Beehive Chapter of some undisclosed organised criminal group? Or is that a title more suited to Ross Bell? Ridiculous as that notion may seem, along with free roving ‘Sergeant at Arms’ Russell Brown, this ‘gang’ has done more to advance the meth trade in New Zealand, than any that have gone before them.

The spectacular strategy rolled out by Minister Twyford, has been advocated for by Bell and Brown for years. Ostensibly under the banner of ‘harm reduction’, their strategy has cast a hard-working, largely law-abiding group of people as villains. At the same time people who have actively engaged in meth-related behaviour, have been absolved of responsibility for their actions and are to receive millions of taxpayer dollars.

How much of a subsidy does the meth industry need?

If that wasn’t enough, the principles of ‘open markets’ have now been applied to the meth trade. Housing New Zealand has been declared a ‘free trade’ zone where meth is concerned. People with meth habits can occupy the properties which taxpayers own and the ones which mum and dad investors have leased to the State housing provider and use meth to their hearts’ content, without fear of retribution.

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The grinches at Whaleoil

Jacinda World Tour 2018.
Photoshopped image credit Technomage

Satire


Comrades at Whaleoil 

I am annoyed with you all; the bloggers, the commentators and everybody at Whaleoil.

You may wonder why? I am not happy with how you are critical of the first elected Wimmin PM of New Zealand our dear leader Ms Jacinda Ardern Gayford Te Aroha Aotearoa.

Some of you smart cookies may ask how our dear leader is the “first elected female” PM of New Zealand? Is it not Helen Clark? I said “female”. You get the drift…well, I am digressing….Let me come to the point.

I think all of you miss how clever our dear leader is. First, she cleverly played her cards saying she was not interested in the job. Poor Andy believed it and offered it to her before the election, confident that she would decline it. She grabbed it saying “Let me do this”. The rest, as they say, is history.

Despite the cards not falling her way on election night, she tricked Winston Peters into selecting her by offering ginger biscuits and tea during the negotiations. Who would have thought Winston would fall for a cup of tea and not some other liquid… She won the election fair and square folks – that is MMP.

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Overseas possums: A Kiwi holiday

Brian Rogers

Sunlive

Newsie


Rogers recently ventured overseas to visit relatives in some far-flung continents. During these travels,  we made some observations about the animal world.

NZ being remote islands doesn’t have the same variety of critters as most other countries.

The possums in Canada are quite big. Photo: Alex Conine.

The first encounter was with the Canadian version of the possum, which is quite a bit bigger than our Australian invader, the brushtail possum.

The Canadian version is often called a Grizzly. The one we stumbled across was rolling in a small lake for relief from the scorching northern hemisphere summer heatwave, that had not helped their mood.

We followed the advice of the locals and made sure that we were running faster than the slowest member of the group.

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The pathway we are on & concerns about world religions

A huge amount of data is collected on all sorts of subjects and much is made available courtesy of the internet.  Several organisations collect information on religious adherents.  Below shows changes over 40 years between mainstream religions.

Note:  Christianity stays almost the same, Hinduism shows some growth but it is the Muslim faith that is growing spectacularly.  Over the 50 years of calculations Muslim support has grown by over 53%.  That works out at 0.2% increase per year or 15 million new Muslims every year and that percentage is growing year by year.   Read more »

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Our plan: Her spin

-www.condenaststore.com

What to do when your government’s spinning out of control?  Spin, of course.

Recently the PM delivered a speech that she called “Our Plan”, designed to becalm the coalition’s troubled waters. Her use of language was so manipulative that I couldn’t resist making some notes the following day. I didn’t publish these as a note on Facebook initially but have decided to now, as I’ve concluded that it’s becoming an urgent matter to highlight the Ardernesque approach to truth-telling.

(The final straw was her answer to a direct question about whether she’d replied to a text message from Mr Handley … which was that she hadn’t “spoken” to him. Barely even technically correct, as claimed, but in any case, the key point here is a desire to deceive.)

So here are my notes on the twisting and turning of the Ted Talk that wasn’t. No doubt you’ll have noticed plenty of other examples, as this is just scratching the surface. Keen on your thoughts!

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A letter to Countdown from a reader

Dear Countdown

Though it may seem unreasonable to target Countdown as the enemy of consumers who oppose ‘single use’ plastic bag bans, it is Countdown who sing loudest from the virtue-signalling song sheet. Today’s “The Press” headline by example.

This battle is not about plastic bags, and you appear to completely miss the point when whining about your customers ‘borrowing’ your little green baskets. It is interesting to see Countdown is prepared to spend to money monitoring the baskets to insure against ‘borrowing’ but not in assisting customers by providing a bag.  Read more »

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Golriz Ghahraman’s victimhood status advanced her political career

Golriz Ghahraman aged attending school in Iran Source/ Facebook

Ms Golriz Ghahraman’s Green Party profile states,

Golriz is an Iranian-Kiwi refugee, lucky to escape war and persecution as a child. end quote.

In an NZ Herald article, 7 October 2017, it states,

Most of Golriz Ghahraman’s childhood memories are of war.  She remembers howling sirens, sending families scurrying into basements.  She remembers people being trapped. end quote.

In her Maiden Speech to Parliament, Golriz said:

I remember the bombs and the sirens, running to a basement and just waiting.  But mostly I remember kids my age who stopped talking from the shell shock, and I still don’t know what happened to them. end quote.

In an NZ Herald article on 11 September 2018, she no longer claims any of this.  She walks away from it all. When she is asked why her family left Iran she says, “For political reasons.”  That’s all.

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‘A true icon of New Zealand broadcasting’

McHairy was Merv’s spider sidekick.
Photo: NewstalkZB

I have lost a very dear friend and broadcasting colleague with the passing of Merv Smith yesterday. Merv was a true icon of New Zealand broadcasting and was an extremely creative, humorous, yet a very humble and kind man who espoused high values.

He was an extraordinary talent and his many years as a top rating breakfast show host
on 1ZB is a feat that will probably never be bettered.

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A message from the Free Speech Coalition

Free Speech

Dear Free Speech Supporter,

Massey Vice-Chancellor caught out

You have probably been following the news this week on Massey University’s release of the internal correspondence we requested under the Official Information Act, which reveals the Vice Chancellor’s real reason for banning Dr Don Brash from Massey’s campus.

If you’ve not caught up with the news – here is a quick summary:

Massey lying over cancellation of Brash speech

A team of Free Speech volunteers have been trawling through the material. We now have a detailed timeline and one of our members […] blogged further details see: The Massey free speech timeline
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1500 Charter school students have nothing to celebrate

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Dominic Elliot holding a sign: “Jacinda where is your support now?”

It is a dark day for 1500 Charter school students.

There is absolutely nothing to celebrate in Minister Hipkins announcement yesterday that all 12 Charter school operators who applied to establish state schools have been approved to do so. Two additional schools that were previously approved to open have chosen not to, those being Vanguard Military School – Christchurch and Blue Light – Taupo.

The opportunity for this government to pursue an educational solution to child poverty, particularly when our prime minister is minister for child poverty reduction, has been lost. Political dogma has had its way. Read more »

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