Government’s economic treason laid bare

The government’s economic treason has been laid bare by officials. Quote:

Government officials have estimated that the cost to New Zealand of banning new offshore oil and gas exploration permits will be $7.9 billion between 2027 and 2050.

The advice is contained in a just released regulatory impact statement (RIS) by officials from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

It was previously known that officials opposed the move, but the estimated cost to the Government is new.

But Energy Minister Megan Woods contests the estimates. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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Daily proverb

Proverbs 25

25 Good news from far away
is like cold water to the thirsty.

He is becoming more conservative as he ages and isn’t sure if it is due to the wisdom that comes from life’s hard-earned experience, or intolerance of what passes for humanity these days.

Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1933, Mel Taylor drummer for The Ventures.

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General layabout. Whaleoil proofreader, also sets up the daily general debate and backchat posts.

Contact person for the Whaleoil Gun Club. If you would like to know more about attending our shoots email the helpdesk with WOGC in the subject line.

Cows week

In the lead up to this Sunday’s cows4me tribute article, we would like to bring you some cows themed content, to honour our departed friend and commenter who was a Taranaki farmer.

The first article, although Taranaki related, is also based around a topic close to our hearts here on Whaleoil, as it seems that Taranaki was the first place in the country to introduce a cat cull, although others have followed suit since.

This comes from a Whaleoil article from June last year. quote:

A death threat against neighbourhood cats – hand-delivered to letterboxes – has left residents of a quiet North Taranaki cul-de-sac on high alert

Typed and distributed by an unknown person, the residents of Becklands Pl in Inglewood found the note on Sunday morning.

Short and to the point, it said: “Cat Poison will be laid around Becklands Place next week and every week until the stray cats are brought under control. Please ensure your cats don’t stray from your property”. End quote.

All cats stray from their owners’ properties.

Fellow Becklands Pl resident Rebecca Farquhar agreed and said the discovery of the note had been a “little bit disturbing.”

The Farquhars don’t even have a cat, but they do own a small dog. quote.

“We’ve never had any issues with stray cats, or any cats, on the property. It’s very strange,” Farquhar said. end quote.

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Accountant. Boring. Loves tax. Needs to get out more. Loves the environment, but hates the Greens. Has been called a dinosaur. Wears it with pride.

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

Andrew Little on the PM’s failure to discipline

Just 15 short months ago Andrew Little posted this on the Labour Party website. Quote. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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

Audio: Kids do not belong in the workplace

Leighton Smith

Listen to Leighton Smith here talking about Jacinda Ardern’s claim that mothers and children are part of the workplace.

“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.

Renters are toast…

…but not for the reasons you might think.

Bernard Hickey believes all the evils of the world are caused by those dreadful baby boomers, who are determined to rob the next generation (their own children, that is) of any kind of decent life. Who exactly he thinks will inherit the massive fortunes of the evil baby boomers is not clear, but all I can say is that, if you are a baby boomer, consider yourself an Orc in the eyes of Bernard Hickey. quote:

You may be hearing a lot of talk lately about capital gains taxes and a surge of new housing supply and a transformation in the economy. You may even actually think things are about to improve and that a first home is a realistic prospect, or that an affordable rental is just around the corner. end quote.

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Accountant. Boring. Loves tax. Needs to get out more. Loves the environment, but hates the Greens. Has been called a dinosaur. Wears it with pride.

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

Why can’t we handle the truth?

Too Right!

A regular column by John Black

In a speech delivered to students, Fraser High School principal Virginia Crawford said she didn’t want her students to become statistics.

Last week saw a truly stunning event in New Zealand Education. A lone voice in a profession known for its bloviating bullshitters actually decided to tell the truth. No impenetrable teacherly jargon, nothing wrapped in political theory slightly left of Pol Pot, just some facts.

And she got nailed for it.

Hamilton Principal Virginia Crawford of Fraser High school told students at a school assembly that the more they were truant the more they ran the risk of a string of unfortunate life outcomes – among them imprisonment, illiteracy, decreased life expectancy, drug problems and rape. RAPE. Needles scratched across records, pearls were collectively clutched, and gobs were collectively smacked.

‘RAPE doesn’t ‘discriminate!’ It’s ‘disgusting’ to tell students they will get raped if they wag school.

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One of the only right-wing people in Education (we hold our meetings in a broom closet). I spend my nights drinking and working on the great New Zealand novel. I’m white, male and straight – so it’s all my fault. All of it.

View from your window

Where do you think today’s photo was taken?

VFYW: Whaleoil

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A contribution from Whaleoil staff and interns.