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The UN migration pact is chilling

Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.

The ideology wars begin

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/6/1/17416444/net-power-natural-gas-carbon-air-pollution-allam-cycle

In the green corner we have the zero carbon team; in the black corner we have the regional development team; in the red corner is the ban oil and gas crowd and in the blue corner are some squabbling wimps.

There is a promising new technology that appears to be able to convert natural gas to electricity with reasonably good efficiency and have only CO2 and water as the ’emissions’.  The CO2 can be compressed and fed back into the underground strata to assist in further extraction of the oil and gas there.

The zero carbon corner should love it, but they are still waiting for Greenpeace to tell them what to think about it.  However, the ban oil and gas gang have already thrown a spanner into the machinery.  A newspaper looks at the issues.  Quote.

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones wants it.

But his senior colleague, Environment and Economic Development Minister David Parker, won’t take a briefing on it.

Energy Minister Megan Woods, who has talked up the potential for hydrogen to replace oil and gas as a major industry, has been briefed on the 8 Rivers hydrogen plant proposal but won’t comment on it.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw is also keen on hydrogen as a transport fuel for heavy trucking, for electricity production and as a potential clean energy export opportunity.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is keeping an open mind. If it comes to fruition, 8 Rivers would be the biggest industrial development in New Zealand since the Think Big era, but this time the Government wouldn’t be paying for it.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is another fan of New Zealand’s “green” hydrogen opportunity and is aware of the proposal, which seeks an initial $10 million to $20m loan from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to help pay for a $50m feasibility study.

If that proved positive, the project’s backers would seek up to $2 billion in private capital to build a zero-carbon emissions plant in Taranaki that would produce industrial quantities of hydrogen, urea for local agricultural use and export, and electricity, along with a swag of other chemicals.

But there’s a snag. The 8 Rivers technology uses natural gas – which the Government has burnt huge political capital on putting a premature end to with its unanticipated decision in April to stop issuing future offshore oil and gas exploration permits. End quote.

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WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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Sroubek liable for deportation

Karel Sroubek image credit Newshub

RNZ  has just announced that Karel Sroubek is now liable for deportation when he leaves prison.

He is to be deported once he has left prison and will not be allowed to return to New Zealand.

Immigration minister Iain Lees-Galloway claims that new information came to light after he made the initial decision to grant Sroubek permanent residency, which has given him cause to overturn his decision.

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The killer question for any unborn baby in New Zealand

Dieuwe de Boer

RightMinds.NZ


Notice: A protest by people opposed to Jacinda’s abortion changes. NOT a Labour party poster

One of Jacinda’s inevitable targets was abortion law, which she has repeatedly claimed she wants to be treated as a health issue that shouldn’t be in the Crimes Act. This is a non sequitur. The location of abortion law, or any law, is irrelevant: you break the law, it’s a crime. Or so we would hope. The current abortion law isn’t even in the Crimes Act: it’s in the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977.

There are only two relevant parts that are in the Crimes Act: (1) the punishment for murder of an unborn child (unless sanctioned by the government per the previously mentioned Act), and (2) a specific clause protecting from prosecution those who cause the death of an unborn child while taking action to preserve the life of a mother.

Abortion hasn’t been a crime since the late 1970s and only a handful of cases can ever be found of women who were denied their request to have their babies legally terminated by the state. With over 13,000 dead babies every year, it’s a little duplicitous to say that abortion is a crime – those numbers point to a toll of genocidal proportions. There’s just a little bit of inconvenience involved in the current process, and that’s what this is all about. Women complain that they shouldn’t have to feign mental illness in order to get an abortion, but it’s an ugly irony – one really does have to be sick in the head to want to kill their own offspring.

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Saving Free speech from Profa

Credit: SonovaMin

It was reassuring to read on Whaleoil about a new organisation called Advance Australia which humans are joining ” to make sure their beloved country doesn’t succumb to rampant radicalism or political correctness” of the kind viciously promoted by the Soros-funded group GetUp. We could do with something like Advance Australia in New Zealand, where subhumans – biological humans who nonetheless renounce reason and revert to force – are attempting to end free speech at every turn. They are our local Antifa, except that Antifa should be called (and will be by me henceforth) “Profa” because they are pro-fascist. In their behaviour, appearance and mindless malice they are the modern-day version of Mussolini’s Blackshirts. In their beliefs, they are Islamo-Marxists, which makes them fascists also.

At present they are successful. Although Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern were finally allowed in to New Zealand to speak at a privately-owned venue – having been denied a ratepayer-funded one by Phascist Phil – the private owner was intimidated by Profa at the last minute to such an extent that he called the event off and told the pair he didn’t want them anywhere near his establishment.

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Lindsay Perigo is a former radio and television newsreader and interviewer. He infamously left TVNZ in 1993 calling its news and current affairs “braindead.” For many years he hosted The Politically Incorrect Show on Radio Pacific and Radio Live. From 1994-2006 he was editor of the libertarian magazine, The Free Radical.

Why kindness won’t work

Yesterday, our excellent writer Deb wrote a brilliant article about how Jacinda’s commitment to bringing kindness back could actually work. If you haven’t read the article, please do read it, because it makes constructive suggestions as to how people on benefits really could improve their lives and the lives of their children. It is a very interesting and well thought out article. quote.

Ms Benefit goes to MSD with the letter from her landlord stating she is 5 weeks behind in her rent and owes $2000.  This raises a red flag and the kindness plan is invoked.  Ms Benefit will now be wrapped in support.  Her benefit will no longer be paid directly into her bank account.  She will be assigned a budget advisor who will initially take over management of money.  The budget advisor will pay the rent and utility bills.  A food allowance will be loaded on a pre-paid card to buy food from a supermarket.  It will be limited to purchases at a supermarket, and there will be an onus on supermarket staff to disallow cigarettes and alcohol from being included in the purchase.  Likewise, a clothing allowance will be allocated, only to be spent at approved clothing stores.  If she owes money, the debt will be consolidated into a low-interest scheme with repayments made directly from her benefit. 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.

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Oral Questions: 27 November 2018

Questions to Ministers

  1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?
  2. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?
  3. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?
  4. PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Will the Housing and Urban Development Authority accelerate the pace of building of affordable homes; if so, how?
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A contribution from Whaleoil staff and interns.

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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WH is a pale, stale, male who does not believe all the doom and gloom climate nonsense so enjoys generating CO2 that the plants need to grow by driving his MG.

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

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Victoria: The gibsmedat state

It might not seem obvious that an Australian state election would have any relevance to New Zealand, but there are some ominous messages for our Kiwi cousins . . .

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Polling advice for National MPs

The National party

Earlier this morning I wrote about ‘Sick’ Todd McClay’s poll presentation to National’s caucus.

This post is dedicated to the 50 National MPs that don’t have access to the weekly polling information as it comes through on email. Whaleoil readers should send a link to their local National MP (including “fucking useless” Maureen Pugh) so they are forearmed for caucus today.

Polling, for very good reasons, is kept close. Only the most senior MPs and staff get a look at Farrar’s numbers. Other than ‘Sick’ Todd, only Bridges, Bennett, Adams, and Collins get the polling. Add on a few staff and consultants, and that’s the tight group. Not even the wider front bench are trusted with the full report containing raw numbers.

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Simon has had an interest in campaigning since the 1980 Presidential Campaign, and has followed campaigns closely since then. His first campaign was getting a 4th former successfully elected to a school Board of Trustees. He was harassed by people who thought it should have been a 7th former and learned that campaigners need thick skins.

 

In 2000 & 2001 Simon completed a Master of Arts in Politics through Otago University, with Prof Bob Catley, a former ALP Member of Parliament, as his supervisor. Bob’s direct approach to campaigns taught Simon a huge amount about professionalism, staying focused and winning.

Simon has been involved in a large number of campaigns for selection, general elections, local body elections, ending monopolies and opposing public projects. He does not comment on specific campaigns other than to use anecdotes to illustrate points.

Simon works with a small number of campaign professionals and outsources work where others have a superior skill set in specific areas.