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Radio NZ reports on the police being kicked out of the Pride march: quote.

Quote:Next year’s Auckland Pride Parade could be at risk as some partners and sponsors rethink their funding after a stoush over the ban on uniformed police.End of quote.

And we all know what happened next. quote.

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Back off Mitch, the police got it right.

Mark Mitchell has a go at our hard-working boys and girls in blue simply for exercising a bit of compassion and common sense: quote.

Quote:National’s accused the Government of being soft on crime, after 84 people caught importing drugs got off with warnings.End of quote.

The current government and previous have, for better or worse, taken the approach of being soft on drug users but hard on dealers.

It’s not perfect. There’s no distinction between responsible use and irresponsible use and, personally, I think we’re way too soft on users who use irresponsibly.

The other spanner in the works is that most dealers are addicts. The illegal drug market works like a warped pyramid scheme. Addicts get money for their fix by recruiting new users and so on. That’s the illegal drug market for you.

At least the government had taken an approach that’s more harm reduction than punitive. Quote.

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So, what about all those fake male champions?

For this week’s article and as a follow up to last week’s article I’ve decided to attempt to answer the following questions:

Where are all the fake men wanting to compete in men’s sports?

Are fake women in reality just average male athletes competing as women so that they can be winners?

On the male to female side there’s our very own Laurel Hubbard. He has had a mediocre career although he did set some junior records all the way back in 1998. Then after a bit of gender reassignment and competing as a woman, he managed to get himself ranked as number one in the 2017 World Masters Games, 2017 Commonwealth Championships, 2017 Oceanic Championships, and number two at the 2017 World Championships.

Not that changing his gender had anything to do with his new found success of course.

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Chief exec of Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP invites fake woman on panel. Wonders why real women got irate.

It seems that Conor Twyford, the chief exec of Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP, is all hurty that real women got angry after she invited a fake woman onto a panel. Naturally the far Left the Spinoff goes into bat for her by providing ‘her’ with a guest post. quote.

Quote:Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP does exactly what our name suggests. We exist to support survivors of sexual abuse, their families and whānau, throughout Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti. We have been doing this since 1985, and we support people of any age, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Before I get any further, it is important to reiterate that sexual abuse and violence happens overwhelmingly to women. Sexual violence is a gendered issue. For centuries, women and women’s bodies have been treated like property – something to be owned and consumed, used and abused.End of quote.

Actually, violence is more male on male by far, but we won’t go there. Quote.

Quote:And the same patriarchal culture that enables this has allowed other vulnerable groups – boys, gender minorities, people with disabilities and others – to be targeted too.End of quote.

Yep, all white man’s and capitalism’s fault. Quote.

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Oh noes! Mean Mr Trump make naughty man do bad thing!

President Donald Trump

According to the media in the US, Donald Trump can now be blamed for making people send pipe bombs. Breitbart explains: Quote.

Quote:In the wake of a series of bomb scares targeting prominent Democrat leaders, Steve Schmidt, a former campaign strategist for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), called President Donald Trump the “greatest demagogue” in U.S. history — who has stoked a “cold civil war.”

“Trump has stoked a cold civil war in this Country. His rallies brim with menace and he has labeled journalists as enemies of the people,” Schmidt began in a series of tweets Wednesday. “That someone would seek to kill their political enemies is not aberrational but rather the inevitable consequence of Trumps [sic] incitement.”End of quote.

Given that the media have been running anti-Trump stories virtually continuously since he was democratically elected by the American people, I’d say journalists are the enemies of the people. Quote.

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The Quiet revolution gets loud

A great day for Canada

If you haven’t heard already Canada has just become the first major western nation to legalise weed. The far Left (but actually fair this time) BBC reports.

Quote:The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT) on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid queues of hundreds of people.

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.End of quote.

Don’t forget Colorado, Washington and California. Uruguay is a small nation with a population smaller than ours. Colorado etc obviously are States of the US. Canada is, however, the first major western nation to legalise weed.

This is much bigger than Canada and marijuana. We are witnessing the end of Prohibitionism. I’m calling it Prohibitionism instead of Prohibition because it is an ideology, a totally failed ideology.
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A very scary time for young men

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There are three types of sexual assault complaint: regret, revenge, and real. To the list, we can now add a fourth type of sexual assault complaint: political. For that, you don’t even need a judge or jury. In fact, you don’t even need any real evidence.

Frontpagemag reports.

Quote:President Trump lashed out at left-wingers this week, declaring that the out-of-control leftist-manufactured controversies raging around Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court prove it is a “very scary time for young men.”

It has been true for a while that men accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment on college campuses are tried by kangaroo courts. In fact, railroading students accused of such things was official policy in President Obama’s Department of Education. But now the same mob mentality has taken over the nation’s capital.End of quote.

Calling them kangaroo courts is being generous. More like witch hunts. Quote.

Quote:The idea of masculinity itself is under attack, as if being male were a disease. Being aggressive and pushing boundaries, that is, being manly, is treated as toxic behavior. Political lynchings of men, especially Caucasians and those to the right of center, have become increasingly commonplace. “White men are presumed guilty because they are white men, because they are supposedly in a position of privilege,” Ben Shapiro said recently.End of quote.

Identity politics is inherently racist. There’s no racist like an anti-racist. quote.

Quote:[…]As the absurd sex claims against Kavanaugh have been fizzling out, the Left has shifted the goalposts, accusing the would-be justice of being an abusive drunk on the basis of his otherwise banal, totally ordinary youthful experimentation with beverage alcohol. It’s not that left-wingers are opposed to the consumption of alcohol – they just want to come up with any excuse they can to prevent Kavanaugh (or any other Trump nominee to the high court) from moving forward. Left-wingers have even claimed that Kavanaugh’s wholly justified righteous indignation at being accused with no credible evidence whatsoever of being a party to gang rape somehow shows he lacks the temperament to sit on the Supreme Court.End of quote.

Smoking a joint makes you cool. Having a drink makes you an abusive boor. Remember that, kids. Quote.

Quote:Whether Kavanaugh is confirmed or not, the hazy, still-uncorroborated allegations leveled at him by Christine Blasey Ford will have staying power. This is because the character-assassins of the Left hellbent on sabotaging Kavanaugh control the culture. They will continue to slander the judge till their dying days.End of quote.

Let’s not forget that the accusations were based on recovered memories. Ford may as well have had taken DMT and be claiming to have been raped by green aliens. That’s how unreliable recovered memories are. quote.

Quote:The Torquemada-style approach to sexual abuse claims has been in vogue for years and young men have become its frequent victims. False rape claims are already distressingly common but in the #MeToo era of the 24-hour news cycle they get sensationalized like never before.End of quote.

We are witnessing the weaponisation of sexual assault accusations. Quote.

Quote:[…]But nowadays the accusations spread at lightning speed and get amplified in social media, allowing the Left to ruin a man’s reputation in mere minutes.

Which brings us back to President Trump and his defense of Kavanaugh.

A reporter said, “Your son, Mr. President, says that he fears more for his sons, at this point in the MeToo era, than his daughters. Do you agree that men are under attack?”

“Well, it’s a tough thing going on,” Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday.

[…]Well, I say that it’s a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.  This is a very, very — this is a very difficult time.

What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice. It really does. You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a woman, as everybody say — but somebody could accuse you of something, and you’re automatically guilty.

But in this realm, you are truly guilty until proven innocent. That’s one of the very, very bad things that’s taking place right now.End of quote.

In politics, they say always keep your hands clean. With the Left, that means leading a life of exemplary sainthood. Even if you manage to do that the Left will just lie and make up dirt. As Saul Alinsky loved to say, the ends always justify the means. quote.

Quote:As usual, President Trump is right.End of quote.

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Now they’re coming for your supermarket beer

beer and barbeque

A newspaper reports on the latest wowser study:

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The study, released today, showed that around one in 14 ED attendances presented immediately after alcohol consumption or as a short-term effect of drinking and that rate had remained the same over a four-year period.

[…]Data for the study was collected in two waves – the first was in 2013, when legislation that gave local councils greater power to restrict the sale of alcohol had not come into affect, and the second in 2017 when the law changes were in place.

In 2017, about 25 per cent of those alcohol-related admissions had consumed more than 15 standard drinks before admission to ED and 18 per cent had consumed more than 20 drinks.

Head researcher James Foulds said that showed that the people who were presenting for alcohol-related reasons were consuming a very high amount.End of quote.

Wow, no shit Sherlock. Quote:

Quote:New laws introduced to curb alcohol harm have failed to make a dent on ED admissions, new research has found.

“And you’d think these were people stumbling out of bars at 2am in the morning but the majority had actually bought alcohol from a liquor store or supermarket and were drinking at a private location,” he said.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 allowed local councils the right to adopt their own alcohol policies, which could cover anything from the number and location of licenced premises to trading hours and one-way door restrictions.

[…]But Alcohol Health Watch executive director Dr Nicki Jackson said those laws didn’t include any evidence-based measures that the law commissioner recommended.

“We’ve seen alcohol become more affordable than ever before and we are paying the cost for that in our emergency departments,” Jackson said.

[…]”What we have seen is a shift away from on-licensed liquor to cheap liquor available at off-licensed premises.End of quote.

ie. Supermarkets. Quote:

“The difference off-licence and on-license prices is now huge and putting alcohol next to bread and milk normalises the product.”End of quote.

Shocking. They’ll be putting gut-rot whisky in the candy aisle next. Quote:

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Christchurch Hospital ED senior doctor Scott Pearson said the study was very accurate to what he was seeing every day at work.

“We still see quite a lot of alcohol affected individuals that are predominantly after hours and that hasn’t changed in the last five years.”

He said the ED had had more than 5,000 alcohol-related admissions a year and more lately that’s been in addition to synthetic cannabis.

[…]Health Minister David Clark said it was “disturbing but unsurprising” there had been no reduction in alcohol-related presentations at emergency departments.

“New Zealand continues to face significant challenges with alcohol,” he said.End of quote.

Make no mistake. This is a veiled push to get grog out of the supermarkets and from one perspective they’re right. Stopping supermarket sales will mean fewer drunk idiots boozing it up too much at home and having their mates have to call the paramedics.

But here’s the thing. Statistics are meaningless without context. 5000 may sound a lot but the emergency department rate for alcohol is very low, something like 1 to 2% from memory. Putting it in context that’s seven times lower than cannabis. The only other drug that has as low emergency department rate is MDMA (but believe me, that’s another story).

This means that sure, they can take alcohol out of supermarkets but by far the people who will be hurt are responsible drinkers, which is, well, most of us.

Instead of focusing on sales what the government needs to do is focus on the idiots who drink too much and make a pain out of themselves. Where possible get them to pay for any medical treatment if they don’t already. Lump them with heavy fines and even a bit of cell time to let them know it’s not just a hangover they’re going to have to face the next day.

Basically, the wowsers want you to see alcohol abuse as a health issue. It’s not. Calling it a health issue gives those that drink too much a get-out-of-jail-free card. What it is is a behaviour-issue and we need to start making those that behave badly when it comes to alcohol pay for their bad behaviour.

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Just legalise and regulate the real thing before someone innocent dies

On the 24th of September of this year a report was released that has the potential to save millions of lives, free millions more from virtual slavery, and deal a crushing blow to organised crime and gangs.

Yet the media completely ignored it.

The report was by the Global Commission on Drug Policy and is about the legal regulation of the currently illegal drug market.

Let’s start with some basic facts.

Prohibition has done nothing to curb drug misuse. In fact it has pushed the potency of illegal drugs to ever increasing levels, with synthetic cannabis being only the latest example. quote.

Quote:There is no guarantee some of those affected by a bad batch of synthetic cannabis will survive, a doctor says.End of quote.

This is called the iron law of Prohibition. The harder the enforcement, the harder the drugs.

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Put down the P-pipe, Phil.

Apparently, Housing minister Phil Twyford wants to say sorry to Meth heads and give them all a big hug. Newsie reports: quote.

Quote:A report by Housing NZ into its response to methamphetamine contamination shows the organisation accepts its approach was wrong and had far reaching consequences for hundreds of people.End of quote.

Well, I don’t know if its approach was wrong but it did get taken in by scare tactics regarding even trace amounts of meth being dangerous. Quote.

Quote:“Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless,” says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.End of quote.

Whoa, back up Phil. Just who do you mean by 800 tenants? Certainly not granny on a pension living in a State flat? No, because the only way there even could have been trace amounts of meth contamination is if the tenant was smoking meth, even if just a few times or if they allowed it to be smoked. Quote.

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