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Hadith for the day

Following on from our ethical dilemma, yesterday, with the problem of deciding whether or not something had been given or was, instead, actually a gift:

This seems to be an elegant solution to the problem. The Messenger (PBUH) simply decided it was “given” to Buraira and was therefore a “gift” when it got to him and he could thus eat it.

There always seems to be loopholes for the ones making the rules.

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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A relatively well connected expert

Julie Anne Genter, candidate for Greens co-leader, and partner Peter Nunns announcing their baby news.

Mike Lee, ex director of Auckland Transport and current Auckland councillor writes an excellent piece in a newspaper:  Quote.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s defence of his unpopular light rail to the airport plan in the Herald recently was heavy on references to “experts”. He will need to do better than this to convince Aucklanders he is right to exclude the electric train option.

In a Herald online poll of 13,300 readers, 82 per cent indicated they would prefer to take a train to the airport, 9 per cent preferred to drive and park while only 6 per cent opted for “light rail” (trams). This should be giving the Government pause. End quote.

Well, it won’t.  They are blinded by ideology.  Quote. Read more »

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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If it is not about the bodies, then why?

Not being a resident in New Zealand when the Pike River disaster happened, I had a bit of catching up to do on the history.

When I saw the excellent graphics on One News @ Six the other night some alarm bells began ringing. (Annotations and arrows mine.)

With breathless excitement, the obligatory tears of relief, egged on by John Campbell, the grand plan was announced by ex-mine union boss Andrew Little.

TVNZ told us all about it and explained exactly what the $35 million (and counting) is going to buy. Read more »

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Hadith for the day

It is, clearly, critical to distinguish between a gift and something given (i.e. a gift).  If it was a gift the Messenger (PBUH) would join in sharing the eating but if it were given he let others eat it.

Seems rational and there is a cunning get-out clause which we will look at tomorrow.

What if you give a Whale Meat Company Big Bacon Pack as a charitable gift?

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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Polar bears under threat (of high velocity projectile)

Remember the poor polar bear photoshopped all alone on a small iceberg, the poster-child animal for global warming?

It seems that they are not endangered by global warming or climate change at all, and there are now so many of them that they are becoming a nuisance and a threat to humans.  CTVNews, Canada reports: Quote.

There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking.

The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it’s time Inuit knowledge drove management policy.

“Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,” says the document, the result of four years of study and public consultation.

“Public safety concerns, combined with the effects of polar bears on other species, suggest that in many Nunavut communities, the polar bear may have exceeded the co-existence threshold.”
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Coalition accidentally misses another target

Old white men despiser, Julie Anne Genter proposed “Vision Zero” as the way to rid New Zealand of all road deaths by 2020.  After the cyclist was awarded Associate Minister of Transport status, she told Morning Report it was a crisis and urgent action was needed. Quote.

She said there would be a meeting tomorrow to prevent more people dying on the roads even as soon as the coming Christmas period.

“Tomorrow we’re meeting with Ministry of Transport, Police and NZTA, and it will be a longer meeting than what we usually have and we’ll be going through what are all the different actions we can take in the short term that will make a practical difference.

Ms Genter said people make mistakes but the goal should be no deaths. […]

“I think there is a lot more that government can do, we can put safety at the heart of our transport policy and funding and we can get better outcomes because other countries have taken a different approach, have lower rates of serious injuries and fatalities on their roads.” […]

“I’ve already signalled to officials – as we did during the campaign – that we want to investigate was would a Vision Zero approach look like in New Zealand.” End quote.

How is Genter getting on with that target? Read more »

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

To read my previous articles click on my name in blue.

Ardern aspires to restore the reputation of politicians

Well, good luck with that!  OneNewsNow reports: Quote.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will have succeeded if parents become more positive about their children aspiring to be politicians, during an appearance on Singapore TV.

Asked on First Look Asia if she entered politics aiming to be the one to make a difference, Ms Ardern said she aspired in part to restore the reputation of politicians. End quote.

Another missed target: Clare Curran, Meka Whaitiri, Ian Lees-Galloway, Shane Jones, Marama Davidson, Golriz Gharaman etc.  and that is just the red team.  On the blue team, the reputations of Jame-Lee Ross and the, as yet, unnamed affairee are amongst those needing a reputation restoration. Quote.

“I always saw politics as a place where you could make a difference, I always remind people of that, if you’re a child and you tell your parent ‘you want to be a politician’ you’re not going to get the best response,” she said. End quote.

Well, that is one success we can all agree on: The Comrade’s Captain’s Call Policy (CCCP) of driving New Zealand into fuel poverty is certainly going to make a difference. Quote. Read more »

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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Open letter to the Pike river families

Dear Families,

I am aware that there are some families who want to move on, so this is to Bernie Monk and his followers:

You may have noticed that the world has just celebrated Armistice Day.

Here in New Zealand, we remembered the 18,000 or so that died in that conflict. Mostly, they are buried where they fell. Thousands of them in unmarked graves. Their families have no place to go to lay flowers, no place to repatriate the bodies from, no way to give them a “proper” burial.

Those who served went to war knowing that war was a dangerous occupation, much like mining in that regard.  The Pike River deaths were not the first mining fatalities in New Zealand and probably will not be the last.

Currently, your loved ones have a known burial place, somewhere you can go to and lay flowers. They have a Great Walk named in their honour to keep their memories alive.  Why this need to put more lives in danger, at huge expense, just to collect a small pile of ashes that you can then rebury?

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Hadith for the day

As the Christmas gift giving season approaches, some words of wisdom.

For that special man in your life – perfume will not be rejected.

WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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Labour’s nine years of neglect

Kiri Allan

Now that we are
In government there is a
Need for us to make
Effective changes.

Yet we spend our time
Egregiously telling
Anyone and everyone, including
Reporters that it is all
Simon’s team’s fault.

Of course we could have
Formulated plans just in case

National lost the
Executive branch of
Government, but we didn’t.
Luckily, we can buy
Experts in working groups to
Come up with ideas because we are
Totally clueless.

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