A warning for Wellington

Kate Hawkesby gives Auckland Transport a serve and issues Wellington with a warning. quote.

Quote:So Wellington’s getting rid of roads and cars, and ideologically popping everyone onto public transport – in an ironically titled “Let’s get Wellington Moving” campaign. The irony being that Wellington’s usually at a standstill due to the buses not working or bus drivers striking.End of quote.

Yep. Don’t blame the motorist. quote.

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White supremacists running wild at Auckland U.

KKK members pose on and around the Ferris wheel in Ca?on City, Colorado, 1926.

Shock! Horror! White supremacists are rampant at Auckland University. How do we know? Because the university’s Students’ Association says so. But the fascist Vice Chancellor is denying it, which of course is proof that it’s true. quote.

Auckland University’s Vice Chancellor maintains students’ claims of a growing white supremacist movement are “utter nonsense” – but admits he doesn’t know the extent of any extremism on campus.

A report into bullying, harassment and discrimination, released by the university’s Students’ Association yesterday, has found some students experience systemic and pervasive hate at the university.

RNZ has spoken to students fearful of a white supremacist movement they say has ramped up in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
But Vice Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon said he is yet to see any evidence this is true.

The six-page report was compiled by the students’ association after a meeting last week with about 80 university students and staff to discuss their fears of white supremacy as well as other forms of harassment.
The report found threatening behaviour and white supremacy is widespread across the university, including in halls of residence. It recommends the university establish a working group to stop this and affirm it has zero tolerance for all forms of intimidation.

Prof McCutcheon has committed to doing this. But speaking publicly for the first time after weeks of discontent on campus, he said he is still not convinced white supremacy exists at the university.

“Until I see evidence to the contrary, then I have to form a view about whether widespread white supremacy is actually in existence.

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Government to decriminalise drugs

The government looks set to decriminalise all drug possession and use. Except they’re not. According to the government.

The Government says its bill to make drug use a health issue is not default decriminalisation, even though a select committee was told today that prosecutions for drug use or possession will seldom if ever be brought under the bill.
[…] The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill, currently before the committee, is the Government’s response to the synthetic cannabis crisis and would classify synthetic drugs AMB-FUBINACA and 5F-ADB as Class A drugs; dealers of Class A drugs face a lifetime in prison.

It would also codify police discretion into law, clarifying that a prosecution for drug use or possession – regardless of which drug – should only be pursued if it was in the public interest, taking into account whether a “health-centred or therapeutic approach would be more beneficial”.

A newspaper

This is the important bit of the proposed amendment. What the relevant clause does is basically decriminalise the possession of all drugs and decriminalise the possession and distribution of cannabis. quote.

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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, exploited and manipulated

If you listened to only the MSM and social media you?d think that 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg was Jesus Christ come down from heaven to save the world.

You may think I?m exaggerating for comedic effect, but sadly I?m not. Go on Twitter and search her name and you?ll see what I mean.

Fortunately, people are starting to see the truth and one is none other than Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers Corbyn. quote.

Quote:Jeremy Corbyn’s brother today branded environmental activist Greta Thunberg an ‘ignorant brainwashed child’ who is being ‘abused by manipulative adults’. End of quote.

Piers Corbyn, 72, a “climate change denier” who runs forecasting firm WeatherAction, said the 16-year-old who is visiting Britain from her native Sweden is ‘wrong’.

Note the age gap. Intelligence you?re born with. Wisdom is earned with age. quote.

Quote:Reposting a BBC News article titled ‘Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’, he tweeted: ‘Listening to an ignorant brainwashed child is deranged.End of quote.

The crazy part isn?t that the AGW movement is exploiting a young girl, it?s that politicians are listening to a teen. Virtue signalling Wombles is all I can say. quote.

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Kia kaha, St Heliers

Right on! Auckland Transport has become an arrogant dictatorship and the good people of St Heliers have had enough. If you think calling AT an arrogant dictatorship is a bit harsh, even Phil Goff is calling for them to pull their head in. Quote.

Auckland Transport did not front a public meeting about safety improvement in St Heliers last night partly out of fear for the safety of staff.

More than 600 locals, many of them elderly, overflowed from two meeting rooms at the St Heliers Community Centre and booed when they heard AT had turned down an invitation to attend and explain itself.

[?]Tamaki MP Simon O’Connor said AT should not be implying the people of St Heliers are thugs and to be pushed around.
He said its failure to turn up was an affront to locals and to democracy, saying AT is accountable to the people and should front the community.

Last night’s meeting overwhelmingly opposed AT’s plans to increase the number of raised zebra pedestrian crossings in the seaside suburb from three to 15, build a new traffic island, widen part of Tamaki Drive and remove 40 car parks to improve safety.

Peter Jones, the chairman of the St Heliers Business Association, said the loss of 40 car parks represented 19 per cent of the 250 car parks in the village and caused serious problems for businesses competing with the Eastridge and Sylvia Park shopping centres.

[?] One man at the meeting said every car park in the village is worth $200 an hour to local restaurants. That meant $8000 a week or $3 million a year being sucked out of restaurants.

[?] One young man got up to speak in favour of the changes, saying he did not want to be living with the consequences of being hit by a car in future. End of quote.

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Edwards must go

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards Photo: Stuff

It seems our Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been busy but not busy protecting our privacy. Instead, he?s been laying into Facebook of all things. quote.

Quote:Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has piled into Facebook, describing the social media giant as “morally bankrupt pathological liars”.

[?] Late last week Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg gave an interview to ABC News in the US. One comment in particular that seemed to particularly anger Edwards related to Facebook’s efforts to identify livestreams that needed to be stopped.

“One of the things this flagged for me overall was the extent to which bad actors are going to try to get around our systems,” Zuckerberg said.

Edwards tweeted in response: “You didn’t have any systems.”Eendnd of quote.end

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Actually, Facebook does have systems in place but it?s very difficult to get systems to work properly when there are people deliberately trying to sabotage them. quote.

Quote:?Facebook cannot be trusted. They are morally bankrupt pathological liars who enable genocide (Myanmar), facilitate foreign undermining of democratic institutions,” he went on.E end

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Edwards? political bias is showing. He obviously has a thing about Burma and is blaming Facebook for the trouble there. quote.

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Gun lobby: With friends like this who needs enemies?

Gun lobby shoots itself in the foot. Stuff reports.

Quote:Gun lobbyist said this is why ‘politicians get burnt’, Judith Collins said.

In a call to Judith Collins’ office, gun rights enthusiast and blogger Mike Loder said “this is why politicians get burnt”, the former Minister said.

Collins told Stuff the phone conversation was made when she was Police Minister in the National government. She said one of her staff was trying to clarify an Official Information Act request from Loder when the blogger got frustrated and made the comment.

[?]Loder was one of 20 submitters to air his views on the new gun laws introduced after 50 people died in attacks on two Christchurch mosques in March. He said the changes had the possibility to drive guns “underground”.

During questions, Collins asked Loder if he thought he was a responsible proponent of the gun lobby, and he said yes.End of quote.

Uh, no.

Quote:She asked if he thought it was reasonable to phone up the office of the former minister of police and advise the staff member that the behaviour of the minister was the reason why some people burnt politicians.

?[?]She followed up by asking if he considered himself to be a fit and proper person to hold a firearms licence.

“It’s not a question, I am,” he said.End of quote.

Fit and proper people don?t threaten politicians.

Quote:Loder said the Christchurch shooter would have killed more people had he not used semi-automatic weapons because he would have used something like a truck bomb.

He addressed Collins directly, saying she is wrong about the gun lobby “scaremongering”.

He claimed it was the police association who were ones scaremongering.End of quote.

A gunman commits mass murder and you want to put the focus on the cops? Really dude?

Quote:During questions committee chairman, Labour MP Michael Wood asked Loder to explain a blog post where he said the guns that would be banned were an essential tool of liberty.

[?]Wood went on to note that Loder had called Prime Minister Jacinda Arden a “tyrant” and that shadowy foreign forces were involved with gun control efforts.

Loder said tyrants always supported gun control.

“Can you understand, given what happened in Christchurch, why some of us may be concerned that you have a strong voice within the firearms community. Towards people who are armed with these military style semi-automatic weapons, and you are promoting what are effectively conspiracy theories that are listened to, often by people of white nationalist, extreme right wing agenda,” Wood said.

Loder alleged that “deals were done” behind closed doors to get the support of rural groups, which he has called “scumbags”.

[?]He said the problem wasn’t people with gun licenses and instead pointed towards gangs and recidivism.

He asked that police have control of the Arms Act taken away from them as they were not up to the job, he claimed.End of quote.

Politics is about the art of compromise. Right now, the gun lobby is in the shit. If they were willing to compromise they could prevent the guns from being banned by, say, simply proposing if you have an E category AND a B category license AND participate in regular competition you can keep your guns. But of course they won?t.

Their unwillingness to be reasonable makes everyone else able to discount them.

And with people like this guy representing them, who needs enemies?

Don?t call them cyclists

Just when you think we?ve reached peak SJW stupidity a bunch of experts are demanding that we stop using the word cyclist. Yes, you read that right. quote.

Experts are calling for the word “cyclist” to be banned because they believe the term “dehumanises” people who use bikes.[?]QUT professor Narelle Haworth conducted a survey of 442 people across Australia and found 55 per cent of people who didn’t use a bike described cyclists as “not completely human”. End of quote.

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Yeah, right. I bet they got that stat from the “road maggots” and not by directly asking those who don?t cycle. quote.

Quote:The study also found one in five drivers deliberately blocked cyclists while one in 10 say they’ve purposely cut them off.End of quote.

I have my own statistics. Eight out of 10 cyclists turn into “road maggots” who think they?re entitled to the whole road as soon as they put on a bit of Lycra. And the same eight in 10 think they?re too good for cycle lanes.

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Christchurch SJWs flex their muscle

Source: Free Speech Coalition

There?s no doubt that SJWs have been emboldened by the Christchurch terrorist attack. Predictably, Red Radio takes their side. quote.

Quote:Just four days after the mosque attacks that claimed 50 lives, some Christchurch residents are tackling the tough questions.

A public forum last night, organised by EduAction and the Canterbury Progressive Network, attracted about 200 people and their ideas for making the city a better place.End of quote.

Progressive. Well, what else would they be called? quote.

QuotOne of the events organisers, Paul Hopkinson, said he wanted to give people the chance to answer “where to, from here?”

[?]Among ideas put forward were calling out people for any casual racism, and supporting ethnic minorities by buying from their stores.End of quote.

Like this kind of casual racism? quote.

Funny how these people are going after conservatives and anyone who says anything against leftist dogma. Yet if it had been a terrorist attack by an Islamist it?d be all, ?We can?t judge all Muslims? and, ?It was just a lone attack, nothing to do with Islam?. quote.

Quote:Arthur Monteath-Carr called on parents to be mindful of what their children could be exposed to and the communities they might be spending their time with.End of quote.

Which is one degree of separation from saying spy on your workmates. quote.

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Actually Kate, many of us agree with you.

Kate Hawkesby decides to spread a bit of fear, uncertainty, and doubt regarding the up coming cannabis referendum. Ironically, many on the ?Yes? side actually agree with the points she makes. quote.

Quote:As we edge ever closer to our referendum next year on cannabis, the debate’s heating up.

[?]But part of living in a democratic society is being able to look at debate from all sides. At the moment with the legalise cannabis debate, I tend to come at it from my standpoint as a parent.End of quote.

Agreed. And unlike the MSM, here at Whaleoil you will find intelligent debate and respectful commentary on all sides of the issue. quote.

Quote:But one angle which pricked [sic] my interest this week was that of its move into the hands of big corporates – and with that, it’s increased potency.

If we look to overseas examples, which we should, a Colorado native and author of the book “Weed, Inc”, Ben Cort has been shedding some light on what’s happened in his hometown.

Colorado legalised cannabis in 2012. Since then, commercial interests have taken over sales and they’re making millions.End of quote.

Um, wasn?t Family First NZ saying just a short while ago that the ?promised? cannabis profits hadn?t materialised? But I digress. quote

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