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Te Ngaio Cleave, the acting captain for Rangitoto’s First XV rugby team with his father, Martin Cleave.

At first glance, the boys of Rangitoto College’s first-fifteen appear to be prime nominees for cry-babies of the week until, like Lieutenant Columbo of the old telly-show, you think ‘now, wait a minute’, something doesn’t seem right about this uniquely New Zealand story.

Firstly; the story originates from a very suspect place, the fetid swamp known as social media, a place I swear our modern journo’s spend almost their entire day when they’re not regurgitating press releases. It’s a filthy place much of the time, it’s also very easy to avoid, by simply refusing to go there. By having standards.

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‘There is no other school in South Auckland that my son fits into’

 

To honorable Chris Hipkins & team,

I have written a couple of times now to government in support of South Auckland Middle School remaining open and to stay in its current teaching model and wish to further support this submission.

Following recent media releases about Middle School West Auckland termination contract letters being actioned and ongoing media notifications about timelines for answers, this does nothing to reduce my concerns about what is going to happen with my son’s school “South Auckland Middle School”.

As per my previous communication to you, there is no other school in South Auckland that my son fits into.  It took me approx 8 months of researching each school in South Auckland and having interviews in person and over the phone with each of the schools to find the best placement for him and I believed South Auckland Middle School was the only school that had the potential at that time for him to have any chance of success.  We were fortunate that our application was successful and am happy to say that this has proven to be absolutely without a doubt the right school for my son.

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Bob Jones’ wisdom from the 1970s

After reading some of Sir Bob Jones’s latest musings, and being a wannabe minor property capitalist, I was looking forward to reading some of his previous books. A little research left me surprised that he has written 23 published novels, essays and non-fiction writings, not including his various newspaper and blog columns.

Well, luck happened upon me and while browsing a particularly well-stocked antique (junk) store in Mangawhai, I was fortunate to locate a number of his dusty old tomes. Sir Bob would possibly be amused that his books are still being sold for the princely sum of $5.00, as if you were to ask him, I suspect he would say that they are mostly outdated and barely relevant.

What I have found however is that even back in the olden days, Sir Bob was an extremely good historian, a clear thinker and possibly a clairvoyant/oracle.

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1984 fiction becomes fact: Seven

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West.

1.) Continuous War
2.) Widespread Surveillance
3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News
4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak
5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink
6.) Censorship
7.) Two Minutes of Hate against Political Scapegoats and Strawmen

In all likelihood, the Obama Administration’s spying on its political opposition will one day be known as the largest political scandal in the history of the United States.  The Russian Election Hacking Lie, however, which was initiated in an attempt to concurrently conceal the misdeeds of the guilty government coconspirators and derail the incoming administration, will go down in history as one of America’s greatest frauds.

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Whaleoil word of the week: Diversity

 

Let’s begin with a cliché: ‘Variety is the spice of life’. Something I tell Mrs Black whenever I try talking her into wearing her cat woman costume to bed. But variety has its limits. So does she. Light spanking, apparently. Unless it’s my birthday. But enough about my fetishes. The modern left has succeeded in turning human variety itself into a fetish. They call it ‘diversity’.

They seek it here, they seek it there. And if they can’t find it, they create it. Or rather they demand it be created by government.

Witness the actions of that teenage male model who masquerades as the Canadian Prime Minister. He created ‘diversity’ in his first cabinet by throwing out the norm of merit-based promotion in favour of genital-based promotion. He appointed women to half his cabinet positions – despite them only making up 22 percent of all Canadian MPs.

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Ladybird books guide to feminism: Part Two

Continuing the guide from yesterday.

 

Everyday sexism

In the olden days, sexism was part of everyday life. Men made jokes about their mothers-in-law and they wolf-whistled at the secretaries as they walked past in the office.

Nowadays, laptops have replaced the secretaries and laptops do not respond well to wolf-whistling.

Lots of people’s bosses are, in fact, women and whistling has proved disastrous during appraisals and during company meetings.

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1984 fiction becomes fact: Six

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West.

1.) Continuous War
2.) Widespread Surveillance
3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News
4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak
5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink
6.) Censorship

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential Election, alternative-news websites were labeled fake news as the mainstream media propagated actual fake news regarding Russian collusion and election hacking.  But that was just the beginning.  Within a week after the general election, two of the world’s largest internet companies, Google and Facebook, announced their plans for outright censorship.

In Orwell’s 1984, books were outlawed and news was fabricated to align with the agenda of the INGSOC Party.  The Party decided what was true and what was false on behalf of the people.

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Ladybird books guide to feminism: Part One

In the olden days women fought for freedom

In the olden days, women’s rights campaigners fought for freedom.

Suffragettes fought for women’s right to vote. ‘Women’s libbers’ fought for equal pay an end to a life ‘tied to the kitchen sink’.

Tough women, like Sylvia Pankhurst, campaigned for equality and demanded liberty.

Nowadays, Modern Feminists have discovered that women are, in fact, ‘vulnerable’. They have decided that the world is dangerous for women. Feminists want women to be supported and protected.

Sylvia Pankhurst campaigning on the streets of East London

#Hashtag Feminism

In olden days, Suffragettes chained themselves to fences and threw themselves in front of horses to fight for equal rights for women.

Today, Modern Feminists show their bravery in different ways.

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Down with free speech

The cry from the left is unmistakable now: free speech is dangerous, and to support it marks you out as a suspicious individual. Naturally, you wouldn’t want to be added to any hit lists of people who favour free expression, so best just to grab a pitchfork and hope the mob doesn’t intuit your thought crimes.

A particular favourite of vapid hipster conformists is to implicitly support the de facto reinstatement of blasphemy laws. You have to be very careful with this one though. Stick up for the wrong religion and you’ll be thrown to the wolves. Crucially, to be part of this odd crowd, you must be fearfully respectful only of Izlam and the Prophet MacHamed, while showing utter contempt for the stupid bloody Christians and their church fetes.

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You’re welcome to sniff our ropey old relics


We’ve solved the apparent problem of Tauranga not having a museum. We’re opening our own.

The Sun’s new pop-up museum is nearly complete and will be open any day now.

It’s not the fancy- schmancy version that some of you aspire to, but apparently can’t afford.

But at least it’s a start.

In fact, it’s so small, you can stand outside and look in. We had to start somewhere.

It’s about half the size of a phone booth, which is all the budget remaining after the consultants have been handsomely paid.

It’s a temporary solution until someone can think of something better that doesn’t fleece the ratepayers in the process. Because it’s fine to rip off ratepayers if they agree to it.

But clearly, in the case of the museum, they’re not too happy about that concept.

That doesn’t mean the city shouldn’t have a museum; in fact, we must have one. Just the process of paying for it needs a major re-think.

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