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Rob Hosking at NBR on spying

So. It seems we have a spying agency which, we learned today, spies on foreigners.

If anyone is surprised, let alone shocked, by this, they really are too gentle a soul for this cruel world.

Spying on foreigners is pretty much what comes on the label when you set up a spying agency. It’s what they do.

Unless you thought David Lange’s Labour government set up the Government Communications Security Bureau to run the country’s pest destruction boards, or to play Farmville on their neat new computers, what on earth did you think the agency has been doing?

The fact GCSB is spying on “friends?” First, those friends have some rather dubious friends and matters such as money laundering of criminal and terrorist activity are key parts of law enforcement these days.

Remember when one of our “friends” performed a state sanctioned act of terrorism in New Zealand by blowing the Rainbow Warrior up?   Read more »

Let’s cut short this pathetic media circus

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Dear New Zealanders

New Zealand belongs to a group of countries that includes Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia, more recently referred to as “the club”.  They operate communications surveillance bases.

In the course of their work, they have the potential to monitor all communications (more or less), and pick and choose what may be of interest depending on a set of criteria that are by and large the same but may change over time depending on emerging threats to national security. Read more »

It couldn’t happen here, could it? (Continued…)

This follows on from this mornings articles, here, and here


 

Whaleoil has been keeping an eye on the trouble poor immigration policy is causing in other countries, especially where immigrants don’t integrate and, for all intents and purposes, try to set up a mini-country of their own within another sovereign nation.

This isn’t done by violent uprising. Instead, it uses the power of numbers. All they need is a simply majority on boards, councils or other democratic bodies that make decisions that affect the rest of the population.

But it could never happen here, could it?

[UK Labour Party leader] Ed Miliband is under increasing pressure to take a harder line on immigration after a backbench revolt over Europe’s open borders.

The Labour leader was attacked by seven of his own MPs in an open letter demanding action.

The backbench MPs, including the influential former minister Frank Field, said immigration from Eastern Europe was hitting working class Labour supporters the party was supposed to defend.

The attack came as former Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott called for an end to ‘freedom of movement’ within the EU, further increasing the pressure on Mr Miliband to act.

This is a great indicator that the probems caused by poor immigration policy over the years isn’t going to be fixed by those “in charge”.  In Britain, there is a bottom-up revolt coming from the voters.  Back benchers are feeling it in their constituencies and are now pressuring policy makers to act.

Is it too late now? Read more »

It couldn’t happen here, could it? (continued…)

Whaleoil has been keeping an eye on the trouble poor immigration policy is causing in other countries, especially where immigrants don’t integrate and, for all intents and purposes, try to set up a mini-country of their own within another sovereign nation.

This isn’t done by violent uprising. Instead, it uses the power of numbers. All they need is a simply majority on boards, councils or other democratic bodies that make decisions that affect the rest of the population.

But it could never happen here, could it?

Teachers are to be offered training to stop extremist and radical elements making their way into classrooms.

Ofsted [Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills] are planning to give school staff guidance in a bid combat the problems raised in the recent Trojan Horse scandal, according to a source at the Department for Education.

It comes as around 20 schools in Birmingham are facing allegations that Muslims in senior positions have segregated boys and girls in classrooms, refused to teach sex education and have forced some female students to wear head scarfs.

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It starts with something really simple, like making boys and girls sit on different sides in the room.  It is a slow insidious process that is very hard to fight against on a classroom by classroom basis.   Read more »

It couldn’t happen here, could it?

Whaleoil has been keeping an eye on the trouble poor immigration policy is causing in other countries, especially where immigrants don’t integrate and, for all intents and purposes, try to set up a mini-country of their own within another sovereign nation.

This isn’t done by violent uprising.  Instead, it uses the power of numbers.  All they need is a simply majority on boards, councils or other democratic bodies that make decisions that affect the rest of the population.

But it could never happen here, could it?

An online petition urging politicians to create a bank holiday for Hindu festival Diwali and Muslim celebration Eid has attracted more than 119,000 signatures and could be debated in the House of Commons.

If applied, it would be the first non-Christian religious holidays in Britain and could lead to calls from other faiths for their events to also be recognised.

As the e-petition has reached 100,000 signatures it has to be considered in parliament under rules set up in 2011.

Not a single shot fired.  Not a single call for sharia law.  All done nice and democratically.   Read more »

How Gun Control Lost

RealClearPolitics – Articles – How Gun Control Lost
A very good article on RealClearPolitics about how the Gun Control lobby lost at the SCOTUS.

It looked as though ever-stricter gun control was the wave of the future. But the future had different ideas. What happened?

Three main things:

— Gun control didn’t work. In the 1990s, despite its draconian ban, Washington became the murder capital of the United States. Chicago’s homicide rate, which had been declining in the years before it banned handguns, climbed over the following decade. Gun control didn’t work. During the time the federal assault weapons law was in effect, the number of gun murders declined — but so did murders involving knives and other weapons. When the law was allowed to expire in 2004, something interesting happened to the national murder rate: nothing.

— Laws allowing concealed weapons proliferated — with no ill effects. In 1987, Florida gained national attention — and notoriety — by passing a law allowing citizens to get permits to carry concealed handguns. Opponents predicted a wave of carnage by pistol-packing hotheads, but it didn’t happen. In fact, murders and other violent crimes subsided. Permit holders proved to be sober and restrained. People elsewhere took heed, and today, according to the NRA, 40 states have “right-to-carry” laws. As those laws have spread, the homicide rate has fallen sharply from the peak reached in 1991.

— The Second Amendment got a second look. In 1983, a San Francisco lawyer named Don Kates published an article in the University of Michigan Law Review arguing that, contrary to prevailing wisdom in the judiciary and law schools, the Constitution upholds an individual right to keep and bear arms. Numerous legal scholars, spurred to examine the record, reached the same surprising conclusion. Before long, even some liberal law professors were coming around.

Time too to look at the issue here in New Zealand as violent crime soars despite some of the toughest gun control laws in the world. Innocent civilians are being killed without the means to defend themselves.

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The most powerful sporting rifle in the world

The most powerful sporting rifle in the world

There are a few videos doing the rounds on Youtube at present showing people firing the A-SQUARE Hannibal 577 Tyrannosaur rifle and getting blown away with the recoil. It’s not surprising, because the monster gun is actually purpose built to stop charging Rhinos, Hippopotami, rogue elephants and it gained its name because it could indeed stop the biggest dinosaur – it’s the most powerful sporting gun in the world and shoots a 750 gr bullet at 2700 feet per second – the recoil of the 13 pound, US$4000 gun is so powerful that despite three mercury reducers in the butt plus a huge pad area, it kicks like a mule.

The rifle was designed on request of a Namibian professional hunter who had a client who wounded an elephant just enough to make him very angry, but not enough to kill it, and the hunter’s close call in dealing with the charging elephant.

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Great Facebook Group

Facebook | Girls and Guns turn me on

Need I say more than this? They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, just so long as some of those words are boobs, guns and girls. Here are a quick 2000 words for you.

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Just a thought

Well do they?

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Army to upgrade weapons systems

Defence force weapons in multi-million dollar upgrade – 26 Feb 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

It looks like the Army is about to upgrade its weapons systems particularly the Infantry weapons. The study will look at;

The Steyrs are not going to be replaced, but bloody well should be. The Minimi is typical of anything manufactued by Fabrique Nationale, over engineered, heavy and ultimately prone to problems in combat due to complexity.

If I had my way and was involved in the review here is what I would recommend;

  • Replace the Steyr with the M16A4. This is a proven weapon system and relatively cheap compared to the silly bullpup Steyrs. Being left handed I have an inbuilt hatred of the Steyrs.
  • Replace the Minimi with either the Ameli or the Ultimax 100. I would go for the Ultimax 100 in personal preference, for a number of reasons not the least because it is considered by some to be the best 5.56 mm light machine gun/squad automatic weapon in the world and is used by more countries than the Ameli and manufactured in Singapore. It can also be used to replace a large number of the Steyrs at the same time. This allows for a higher concentration of LMG’s at the platoon and section level.
  • Replace the Sig-Sauers with Glocks. Having owned several Glocks in the past I rate these pistols highly. The 17L competition model is especially accurate at 50 metres. I was able to place the whole mag into a hole the size of a fifty cent piece.
  • My choice of Combat Shotgun would be the Benelli Super 90. It is the official Joint Service Combat Shotgun for the US.
  • For the sniper rifle you can’t go past the M40A3 the Marine Corps rifle of choice.
  • I would replace the Carl Gustav with the SMAW. Originally designed by the Israeli’s so well combat tested and also deployed to Iraq and used with Thermobaric rockets.

There are my selections. I so want to be on the test and evaluation team for these.

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