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The All Blacks are sissies

Credit: Luke
All inclusive All Blacks

Stuff  reports: quote.

The All Blacks have become the latest rugby team to say they will be wearing rainbow laces in their boots this weekend in a show of support for Gareth Thomas after the former Wales captain was the victim of an anti-gay attack.

Thomas, who announced in 2009 he is gay, recorded a video last weekend saying he was assaulted in Cardiff in “a hate crime for my sexuality”. He had bruises on his face in the video. end quote.

I’m really sorry to hear that. It is a disgrace that he was attacked like this, particularly because of his sexual orientation. That is nobody’s business but to downgrade the All Blacks brand because of this is… well, it is just not cricket.

And it is definitely not rugby. quote.

The All Blacks end their season on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time) against Italy in Rome and at the captain’s run for the test Kieran Read said the side wanted to show their “solidarity” for Thomas.

“It’s great,” Read said. “Hopefully most of the lads will be wearing the rainbow laces and I think it’s just showing solidarity within world rugby and from us as New Zealanders and All Blacks to show support for that community.” end quote.

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Ireland host the All Blacks

Shamrock Ireland

Good morning and welcome to the morning’s rugby match where the two top teams in the world take on one another.

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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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Charity boxing: The risk is high

via Sky Sport UK

Over the years we have seen all sorts of innovative ways to raise money and awareness for various different charities.  It’s currently Movember, and men have stopped shaving their upper lip to raise awareness about men’s health issues.  It’s a good cause, and a safe, risk-free way to earn a few bucks.  A little gentle ribbing from colleagues for the less hirsute amongst us.  At the other end of the scale, amateurs are prepared to get into the boxing ring to raise money.

On Saturday evening, Kain Parsons took part in a charity boxing event that was raising money for Conductive Education, a charity that supports the schooling of children with developmental delays and motor disorders.  Kain was injured during his bout and rushed to the hospital.  He has since died as a result of his injuries.

Kain’s death is a tragedy for his wife and three children.  How could a good deed go so badly wrong?

Understandably, questions are now being asked about the safety of charity boxing, and whether other precautions are needed to prevent a similar tragedy occurring.

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It’s great to have a voice.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King

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Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

All Blacks vs Australia in Japan

Japanese flag

Good evening and welcome to the rugby clash that is known as the Bledisloe Cup, where New Zealand for some reason is playing Australia in Japan.

Please feel free to pick your scores and critique the game as we try and keep up with all the strange decisions that invariably occur as a result of the referees.

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Hands-on in the real world. Headlong in the online world.

Whaleoil Racing Team: Day one roundup

The whale eye view.

Well another couple of big days. We spent Labour Monday attaching decals etc to all the Targa Tour cars. There is around 150 cars over all so there’s something that will appeal to everyone.

Today we started out at 7am, the first stages went up into Wyndham and Gore, the Viagra sales hub on NZ.

Ended the day with a run Southbound down the amazing Catlins Coast Rd, but unfortunately there were technical issues and the stage had to be cancelled so we missed out on that one. The good news is we will be doing a northbound run today so hopefully everything will be sorted in time for that.

The race leader at the end of the day is Hayden McKenzie. Here is a couple of the Targa Facebook page daily roundups including a nasty wee crash of the Altrax Ford Escort. Read more »

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Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Whaleoil Racing Team: The Whalemobile lives

Hey look, it’s an Orcar!

Well, we’re off tomorrow,  a small convoy of Queenstowners and friends heading south to Invercargill making our way to the ceremonial start which is at 4pm Monday in Queens Park. This will be a great place to see all the cars so, if you’re in the area and are looking for something cool to do on Labour day, we hope to see you there.

Before the start, all vehicles have to be scrutinised to ensure that they are up to spec safety wise and carry all the required equipment. As a part of our role in this Targa my co-driver and I will be on hand to assist with fitting all the required decals, GPS tracking units etc. so we will be very busy on Monday.

I’m glad that I have managed to get my car ready with a couple of days to spare so there is no rush for me. As you can see above, the car is looking absurdly good with its new Whaleoil  and Whalemeat logos and very realistic Killer Whale stylings! Read more »

ExPFC, ex lots of things. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

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