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Stuff reports that in spite of the Mycoplasma Bovis culling, dairy cow numbers are up. Quote.

Dairy cow numbers are on the rise in New Zealand, up 2.7 per cent from the 2016-17 year to total 4.99 million.

That is an extra 131,590 lactating cows, according to new statistics from DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation.

Statistics for 2017-18 show the amount of milk processed remained largely static at 20.7 billion litres.

Milk solid production continued its downward trend over the past three years, easing to 1.84m kilograms from 1.85 million kg in the previous year.

Federated Farmers dairy chairman Chris Lewis said the data shows cow numbers and production have largely stabilised since it hit record highs in 2014-15, when five million cows produced 21.25 billion litres of milk.
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Frozen turtles killed by global warming

So, it is not the plastic bags, or the plastic straws (turtle snorkels) killing the turtles, it is simply weather delivering a sudden cold snap that is catching them out and basically freezing the poor critters.  This from ABC. Quote.

In just one morning, dozens of “frozen solid” sea turtles were discovered washed up on beaches in the north of the United States, with wildlife volunteers saying most were beyond saving.

More than 80 turtles were found on the shores of multiple beaches in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts on Thursday.

Most of the turtles were dead, Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary communications coordinator Jenette Kerr told the Cape Cod Times.

We are at well over 400 cold-stunned turtles [this year] — 82 today, the vast majority of them frozen solid,” Ms Kerr said on Thursday.
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Where does National find these people?

One day it would be great to see a women-only political party in Parliament… Wouldn’t that be ground-breaking?” asked National MP Jo Hayes at the NZ Political Studies Association conference, as part of a Suffrage panel discussion of MPs.

Never heard of her before?  Me neither. Jo is a List MP based in Christchurch East.

One wonders how much thought went into that statement.  If ACT had Beth Houlbrooke instead of David Seymour representing their party in Parliament, would that be a woman only party?  Would that be groundbreaking?

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Did plastic kill the Northland whale?

It is a great shame that major news outlets in New Zealand are not more discerning about what they print.  Someone’s beliefs may be sincerely held, but nevertheless, still, personal beliefs are printed without any attempt to provide balance.  See this, from a newspaper. Quote.

The stranding and death of a 15m sperm whale is an example of how unhealthy our oceans are, according to a witness.

The whale came ashore near Dick Urlich Drive on Tokerau Beach, Karikari Peninsula, on Friday afternoon and was tossed about by the waves.

Department of Conservation staff and locals stayed with the giant mammal but it died in the early hours of Saturday.

Robert Urlich, who was born on Tokerau Beach, said sperm whales used to frequent the area but the whaling industry almost completely decimated the population. After commercial whaling stopping in 1923, it took a long time for the population to recover.

Whale deaths had increased in recent years, Urlich said.

“Recently, there have been a number of whale deaths worldwide; in fact, I think there have been an increase in the number of whale deaths and we don’t know why that should be, exactly.” End quote.

So, the whale population was significantly impacted by whaling but is now recovering.  Thus, there are more whales now, consequently, more whales get old and die. Seems a logical reason to note an increase in whale deaths.  But no; it’s got to be evil plastic. Quote. Read more »

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This looks like fun. Put it on the Christmas list

Caption: For years, lefties have warned about a “Big Brother” surveillance state. They forgot to mention that it was them creating it.

I noticed this on Zerohedge. Quote.

New patents show Google is quietly developing a smart-home automated system that will routinely eavesdrop on your daily life.

The patents describe how cameras and sensors will be mounted in almost every room of the house, scanning and analyzing every movement a human makes.

According to the patent description, the smart cameras could recognize Will Smith’s face on a T-shirt. After cross-referencing this data against the human’s browser history, the smart-home might announce or send them a message, “You seem to like Will Smith. His new movie is playing in a theater near you.”

By blending that with an in-depth analysis of other electronic devices in the home, and audio signatures to determine gender, Google will have enough data to create a corporate profile on the human and even their family.
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Kiwi as

115 years ago, today, our keen individual who inspires and surprises created history when he became the first man to win world professional boxing titles in three weight divisions.

On 25 November 1903 Timaru boxer Bob Fitzsimmons won the light-heavyweight championship to become the first winner of the heavyweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. Quote.

Fitzsimmons came to New Zealand with his family from Cornwall as a 10-year-old. Working his father’s blacksmith’s forge developed the powerful arms and shoulders, which made him a devastating puncher.

Fitzsimmons arrived in America in 1890. The following year he became world middleweight champion by knocking out Jack Dempsey. In 1897 Fitzsimmons won the world heavyweight crown, knocking out James J. Corbett in the first fight to be filmed.
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Is change in the wind?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Foreign MInister Ernesto Araújo.

The Guardian  headlines: Brazil’s new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot. Quote.

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen a new foreign minister who believes climate change is part of a plot by “cultural Marxists” to stifle western economies and promote the growth of China.

Ernesto Araújo – until recently a mid-ranking official who blogs about the “criminalisation” of red meat, oil and heterosexual sex – will become the top diplomat of South America’s biggest nation, representing 200 million people and the greatest and most biodiverse forest on Earth, the Amazon.

His appointment, confirmed by Bolsonaro on Wednesday, is likely to send a chill through the global climate movement. End quote.

A chill is just what is needed to stop that rampant global warming! Quote. Read more »

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Hadith for the day

Seeing as it has been a bit of a womanly week, here’s another:

Remember yesterdays warning about changing your appearance?

Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing or get it done for themselves, and those who remove hair from their faces, and those who create spaces between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, such ladies as change the features created by Allah.

Well, today, it appears that there is an exemption for the hair dyers, on the grounds that they are doing the opposite of that which the Christians and Jews do.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Jews and Christians do not dye their hair so you should do the opposite of what they do.

Go for it gals!

Well, okay maybe not.

 

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They thought that they could trust NZ

Zholia Alemi

It is gratifying to see that there is at least one newspaper still doing real investigative journalism, not simply repeating what CNN or the WashPo says.

The Guardian reports that the News and Star has uncovered a 22-year long deception. Quote.

The records of up to 3,000 doctors are being reviewed after it emerged that a woman worked as a NHS consultant psychiatrist for 22 years with fake qualifications before she was convicted of trying to defraud a patient.

Zholia Alemi, 56, was jailed for five years last month for faking an 87-year-old patient’s will as part of an attempt to inherit her £1.3m estate after they met at a dementia clinic in Workington, Cumbria in 2016.

Following the trial, an investigation by the Cumbrian newspaper News and Star revealed Alemi had been working in the UK for more than two decades with forged qualifications from the University of Auckland.
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Hadith for the day

We started the week with one for the women, so here’s another, just for them:

Narrated Ibn Mas’ud: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing or get it done for themselves, and those who remove hair from their faces, and those who create spaces between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, such ladies as change the features created by Allah. Why then shall I not curse those whom Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) has cursed and who are cursed in Allah’s Book too?

Plucking Brows Upsets Him (Just to make our daily PBUH authors think a little harder, I took the easy one.)

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