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Road maggot wants cars to slow down

It seems that some road maggots aren’t satisfied with the cycle lanes they never use. Now one of them is demanding that we all slow down for them. Quote.

Quote:A man who was injured after he was knocked off his bike at a busy Auckland intersection has hit out at what called a culture of “maiming and killing” on New Zealand’s roads.

Speaking to the Herald after a full list of roads and streets which could see lower speed limits introduced was released by Auckland Council yesterday, Bruce Jarvis says he’s lucky to be alive following the Auckland Anniversary Day crash – and things could have turned out differently if the car had been going any faster.

Jarvis, who lives in Grey Lynn, was run over as he cycled through the intersection of Great North Rd and the State Highway 16 Northwestern Motorway off-ramp on the morning of January 28.

[…] The car was travelling under the 50km/h speed limit as the driver approached the intersection coming off SH16 and merged onto Great North Rd when she hit Jarvis.End of quote.

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.


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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.


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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.


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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

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Is the MOE deliberately torturing these schools or simply incompetent?

A recent press release leads me to form one conclusion. Chris Hipkins and his ministry are either deliberately prolonging the agony of particular charter schools for having the temerity to speak out about the terrible way they have been treated, or they are completely incompetent.

As an outsider looking in it appears that charter schools with Maori names or that sucked up the mistreatment and kept away from the media have been protected and had their applications processed within the deadline.

In contrast, certain schools that were promised a decision this month along with all the other charter schools have been told that they now need to wait until September! This will leave them with only two or three months to prepare for next year.

Either incompetence or malice has caused the delay. The continued stress and uncertainty is putting the schools’ staff retention at risk and is preventing them from being able to enrol students for the 2019 school year. Hipkins’ uncaring attitude combined with the incompetence or malice of his ministry has hit these schools like a wreaking ball.

Credit: Luke

It is appalling how they are being treated. Chris Hipkins, in my mind, is the worst Minister of Education in New Zealand history. His callous disregard for students, teachers and their families is the stuff of evil legend, and the current Ministry of Education isn’t much better. I imagine it is run by a bunch of clipboard-wielding, union-supporting despots who snort over their tea and biscuits at the hoops they are forcing charter schools to jump through.

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