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Transgender male wins women’s cycling competition

 

Pink News reports: quote.

A trans-identified male, Rachel McKinnon, has won another women’s cycling title, the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. end quote.

Trans-identified? Is this yet another gender? A trans person who identifies as a trans person, but is not a trans person? Is that what this means? Who knows? Or, for that matter, who cares?

If you look closely at the above photograph, it is absolutely clear that the winner is physically completely different from the other two. By a country mile. The winner is thicker in stature, with much stronger legs and a completely different upper body. The winner has no breasts to speak of – at least as far as I can see. The winner is, clearly, actually a man.

We seem to have come a very long way in a short time. Here are the rules at present. quote:

In 2016, the International Olympics Committee scrapped a policy which meant trans athletes had to have undergone gender reassignment therapy followed by two years of hormone therapy in order to compete.

They now allow trans men to take part in men’s competitions without restriction, though trans female athletes have to show their testosterone level has been below a designated level for at least a year before competing. end quote.

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Whaleoil Race Team’s new friend Murph, in a RHD Camaro!

Murph will pilot the latest RHD Camaro on promo duties

Well as I alluded to in the last couple of Whaleoil Racing Team posts, I am now pleased to let you all know about an exciting addition to the Targa team.

We finally have confirmation that the one and only Greg Murphy, racer extraordinaire, will be coming to play with us again. But this time he will be hooning in the latest weapon from General Motors in Australia, the newly re-manufactured Camaro in right-hand drive.

Holden’s performance arm, HSV are undertaking the switching of the cars to RHD, but it’s going to be a pretty rare beast on this side of the ditch with only 35 allocated here. They are being snapped up, despite their price tag which is a little over $100k.

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Bruce the wandering whale can’t wait to go racing!

Bruce the Wandering Whale getting keen.

Well, it’s been a big couple of weeks getting ready for the upcoming Targa rally, and Bruce the Wandering Whale is keen to come along for the ride! It has been lots of work getting the old Mustang ready and then I had a bombshell that my co-driver, our own oiler HR, had life conspire against him forcing him to withdraw. So cue much fretting but it’s okay, I’ve wrangled in my plumber, what could possibly go wrong? Read more »

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Would you watch women only car races?

New Tatuus W Series race car

After reading Christie’s recent post regarding equal funding for Paralympians, I came across an article that got me thinking, on motornews.co.nz

It seems that ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard and a few others have come up with the idea of creating a brand new international single-seater series that will be only for women. The idea is that it will help females reach Formula 1.

The new championship will be named the ‘W Series’ and will use Tatuus F3-spec cars, and will have a prize pool totaling $1.5 million. I’m presuming that will be US dollars so this is pretty big in the racing world. Quote.

The winner of the category will earn $500,000 to help fund her next step up the racing ladder to F1.

The six-round W Series will launch in May 2019 and feature 30-minute races in Europe, with one round to he held in the UK. Expansion in Australia, Asia and the Americas is expected longer-term.

Those hoping to compete will not have to bring sponsorship, but will have to prove their ability through a selection process to ensure the grid is full of the best talent possible.

Judges will include Coulthard, former F1 team manager Dave Ryan – who is the series’ racing director – and designer Adrian Newey, who is an advisory board member. End quote.

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Ministry of Transport Chief Science Advisor doesn’t own a car!

Simon Kingham, Chief science advisor to the MoT. Photo credit: Joseph Johnson, Stuff

Good grief, what is it with this government? Why must they put rabid greenies into every position?

Meet Simon Kingham, your new Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Transport.

A man who hasn’t owned a personal car since the 1990’s!

You would think that someone who is tasked with supplying scientific advice to the Ministry of Transport might have even the slightest interest in the biggest mode of transport that New Zealanders use, namely road transport; you know, cars and trucks and stuff like that.

Stuff recently had an article on Mr Kingham that highlighted for me exactly what direction your Socialist, Labour-led, minority government is heading in.

To employ someone like Kingham for what can only be described as an influential role within the governmental transport sector really is taking the mickey. So let’s see what your taxpayer funded ‘scientist’ thinks about things. Quote.

“Ultimately you’re trying to get to the point where there are no carbon-based cars at all,” End quote.

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$10 million dollars for women’s sport

Jacinda World Tour 2018.
Photoshopped image credit Technomage

Jacinda knows what it is like to play to an empty stadium. Unfortunately, so do a lot of women athletes. Some, of course, are on top of their game, earning large fees and doing very well. Think Lydia Ko, the Silver Ferns, Lisa Carrington and Valerie Adams. These are athletes we are very proud of. Sophie Pascoe too. We are very proud of her.

We also have lots of male athletes that we are proud of, and unfortunately, they are now suffering from discrimination.

Yes, they are. Because Jacinda has decided to put a lot more money into women’s sport and it is discrimination.

Stuff  reports: quote:

At the strategy’s launch at Eden Park on Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said girls are interested in playing sport when they’re young and enjoy participating with their friends, but then drop out. end quote.

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Do you watch the Paralympics?

This is going to be a difficult subject, and I admit, I thought twice about writing about it. First of all, I want to point out that I have two very good friends who are both severely disabled, and I have nothing but admiration for both of them for the way they live their lives as normally as possible. Both work full time. Neither of them gets much government help, although there is a little bit for vehicle conversion and of course disability car parking. For what they give to society, I think the taxpayer does very well out of them. They give back to the government far more than they get. And for that matter, they give back to society far more than they get. But that is just the kind of people that they are.

But tonight, in what could be seen as a virtue signalling move, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Paralympians will receive the same amount of funding as all Olympians.

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