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UN and the World Health Organisation target harmless vaping

After years of opposing nuclear power the Green taliban Australia are coming around to it

After decades of telling us nuclear power is evil, despite more people dying in Ted Kennedy’s car than in US nuclear accidents, the green taliban have now worked out that nuclear power is the only truly green power solution.

Now in Australia the green taliban are realising that they really need to embrace nuclear power if they are to come even close to maintaining our lifestyle and reduce emissions.

ALARMISTS like Jay Weatherill now finally admit nuclear power isn’t actually a terrifying mass-killing menace.

Now they say we need nuclear to stop their latest terrifying mass-killing menace — global warming.

Can you believe these guys? Nuclear power has switched from our greatest threat to greatest saviour. Yet none of these hypesters has said sorry for having peddled such baseless scares.

Take Weatherill, South Australia’s Labor Premier. As a budding politician he was “­opposed to nuclear power, all elements of it”, but this week said he’d changed his mind.

Now he was calling a royal commission to “consider what role our state can potentially play in the fuel cycle for the peaceful use of nuclear energy”. See, Weatherill reckons a nuclear industry might help save his struggling state.

The most obvious money-spinner would be a nuclear waste facility, like one Pangea tried to sell in 1999 that would have earned us $2 billion a year.

It makes sense. We have the stable geology and stable government to store the world’s nuclear waste, safe from earthquakes and terrorists.

But such facts never used to count with the likes of the unapologetic Weatherill. Such alarmists instead mounted the usual scare against Pangea and ran it out of town. Pangea couldn’t even get interviews with the young Howard government.   Read more »

Can filthy pedo scumbags ever be rehabilitated

Kim Workman and Garth McVicar are still going at it over whether or not filthy pedo scumbags can ever be rehabilitated.

Garth says no, Kim wants to give them hugs and cuddles but to date hasn’t offered to re-home them at his place or near his own grand kids.

Garth’s latest newsletter extends the argument.

Kim Workman recently criticised me when I said that there is no known cure for paedophilia, and that paedophiles cannot be either cured or rehabilitated.

So I asked Ian Tyler, the man responsible for locking up more paedophiles than any other for his opinion. Ian had this to say. 

“What is Mr Workman’s motive for ignoring evidence that sex offending against children has 90% under reporting rate? It is naive, at best, to produce figures as fact that are based purely on reconviction rates because they are obviously at least 90% below reality. It is also naive to assert treatment programs are completely effective. Phillip Smith was deemed manipulative and devious and not suitable for parole. Suddenly just over a year ago his behaviour changed and he started playing the system. Another manipulation”

“It is also naive to base figures on the uncorroborated word of an offender, unless you use polygraph techniques, as currently being used in the USA and UK, when managing sex offenders. Otherwise you are basing figures on the word of convicted offenders such as SMITH”.

“I would suggest Mr Workman look at what the World Health Organisation and The Diagnostic Manual for Mental Disorders (World Bible) have to say on this issue. They all state there is no known cure. That is because the world does not have a cure for mental disorders yet. Stop using the phrase rehabilitation and think along the lines of control measures. Then we might believe that you Mr Workman, have ANY real concerns for victims.

Ian Tyler , Retired UK detective, Victim advocate and author of Hope Ariseshttp://www.ianrtyler.com/

So if the World Health Organisation and the Diagnostic Manual for Mental Disorders (World Bible) acknowledge there is no known cure it surely follows that these offenders will continue to pose a risk to public safety – children in particular.

The CEO of Corrections, Ray Smith states the New Zealand public quite rightly expect Corrections to keep them safe so why is it that he and other public servants and legislators continue to operate under the mistaken dogma that convicted murderers and paedophiles can be rehabilitated and must be released?

Until public safety is enshrined into legislation these debacles will continue to happen.

The only know cure for filthy pedo scumbags is a copper coated lead injection.

 

– Sensible Sentencing Trust

Face of the day

Steffan Browning

Steffan Browning

Looks like the Co-leaders of the Greens have decided to take a leaf out of John Key’s book and have punished one of their MPs for having an opinion different to that of the party. Granted the opinion was Batshit CRAZY but isn’t that an entry requirement for the Greens?

It could have been worse. Imagine if he had been long time friends with someone like Martyn Martin Bradbury? Imagine if Martyn Martin Bradbury had his private e-mails and facebook chats stolen by a hacker. Imagine if the hacker thought that Bradbury was a nasty leftie weasel and handed the stolen e-mails over to Nicky Hager to publish in a book called ‘Ranty Spittle Politics.’ Imagine that in one of the e-mails Martyn Martin said to someone else that his dear close mate Steffan Browning was gunning for the Minister of Health because he was unhappy about the fact that the Minister had celebrated with his employees using stolen bottles of wine taken off a de -registered doctor.

Now THAT would cost him ALL his portfolios and would get him stripped of his position as a Cabinet minister wouldn’t it? ( hypothetically )

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Desperate Mayor chokes on his bus fumes

Mayor Brown is fast running out of logical and rational reasons why the exorbitant $3-4 billion city rail tunnel should be built.

With no cash in council coffers due to the staggering debt levels it has fallen into Mayor Brown thinks the rest of New Zealand should pick up the tab for the tunnel through Government funding.

The Government knows the cost benefit analysis is flawed and for $4b it can get a lot more for its money in other projects that benefit more than the 6,000 council workers the rest of the CBD occupants of Auckland.

So it wants genuine rail patronage growth to justify that rail is working and that the expenditure is needed. Because the rail network isn’t overloaded now and is working fine.

Council has for sometime projected a doomsday scenario where congested rail will be over crowded and bogged down by the current terminal use – thus a ‘through link’ is needed.

But who is buying that scenario?

By Council’s own predictions the CBD – which accounts for approximately 16% of workers in Auckland – will only grow by 2% in 20 years. So where is the need?

Brown has tried everything to get funding to no avail. Now in a desperate attempt he states that ‘bus fumes’ are the issue and this spending $3-4 billion to cut back on bus fumes is the answer. Stupidly Fanshawe St is quoted – yet all buses on Fanshawe St go to places the rail doesn’t go to. So they will still be there Mr Brown after a tunnel is built.    Read more »

UN suggests taxing food like tobacco

Plain packaging coming for McDonalds?

Plain packaging coming for McDonalds?

People said it would never happen, that anti-tobacco tactics would spread into other areas.

Well, i have been proved right and manufacturers of food products should be very afraid now the UN has taken an interest in taxing and controlling food products like tobacco.

But if you thought that was bad, they have also suggested that unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products.

In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter called for efforts to launch negotiations on a global pact to tackle the obesity epidemic.

“Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework convention on adequate diets must now be agreed,” he said.   Read more »

Map of the Day

Factfile-UK-health-map-003

This info graph/map shows the number of doctors per 100k people and how much is spent on healthcare per head of population.

Oh the irony

Stuff.co.nz

Helen Clark hates tobacco…she is perhaps the politician who hated tobacco the most and went out other way to pass legislation and control tobacco, is now facing embarrassment after cuddling up to a big tobacco company:

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been criticised for her role in granting a business award to India’s biggest tobacco company.

Clark, who is now head of the United Nations Development Agency, presented India’s largest cigarette maker, ITC (formerly Indian Tobacco Company) with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) highest prize for improving the environment and removing poverty.

“The award is possibly the biggest travesty of justice even by the UN and the World Bank’s weak ethical standards,” Pranay Lal of Union Southeast Asia, a lobby group fighting tuberculosis and lung disease.

Writing on India’s Daily News and Analysis website, he said ITC was primarily a cigarette maker and tobacco trader although it now claims to be a diversified company selling soap, biscuits and hospitality.

He asked why the UN, the World Bank or even the World Health Organisation continue to partner and recognise perverse industries like tobacco companies.

“The answer is simply – money. Starved of public financing, the UN agencies rely upon ‘voluntary’ contributions like donors, private philanthropies and companies.”

Oh the irony…Helen Clark is cuddling up to big tobacco to fund her pet projects now.

Rob Fyfe on Nuclear threat

Rob Fyfe is to be commended for taking a stand against the sensationalist media regarding the supposed threat to humanity from Fukushima power station.

Air New Zealand’s CEO Rob Fyfe has hit out at the news media in two messages to his staff, saying they are guilty of leading the world toward a ”humanitarian travesty” in coverage of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

In his second message he described himself as ”a lone voice” trying to fight sensational media.

In the first message, written four days ago, he said there was no probability that Tokyo residents would be affected by radioactivity from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power station.

He blamed the media for the fears.

And in a new message out today, he said it was “clear the media are struggling between which disaster and human tragedy to give greatest prominence too”.

Fyfe’s first message on the disaster was highly critical of media.

“As a result of misleading media coverage in many countries around the world, some airlines have come under pressure to stop flying to Japan and some governments are coming under pressure to recall their search and rescue personnel,” Fyfe said in the message.

”If lives are lost and human suffering is exacerbated in those areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami because of exaggerated and inaccurate media coverage, it will be a humanitarian travesty.”

Air New Zealand, he said, would keep its staff in Tokyo.

He said he had been disappointed with New Zealand media coverage on Fukushima: ”Little of it is fact based, it is increasingly taking the form of a docu-drama with a mixture of fact, ill-informed non-expert opinion and a fair dose of fiction.”

He said expert advice showed that ”the situation is completely safe for our staff resident in Tokyo and our visiting crews who are more than 200km away from the nuclear power stations”.

Even if there was a meltdown at the plant, the exclusion zone would only need to be 50km.

”The bottom line is that these experts do not see there being a possibility of a health problem for residents in Tokyo,” Fyfe said.

About time someone called bullshit on the media and their repeating over Fukushima.

In actual fact there is a greater risk of radiation exposure flying anywhere, but just by way of example a flight from Los Angelas to New York will give you a dose of radiation far exceeding anything coming from Fukushima.

Good on Rob Fyfe for speaking out.

Fyfe said the situation was very different from Chernobyl, where the reactor went into meltdown and the encasement, which exploded, was left to burn for weeks without any control.”There have been no radiation levels reported in Tokyo above normal ambient levels. There is no panic in Tokyo and in fact life is very quickly returning to normal. There are the occasional aftershocks and a small percentage of shops are still closed, but the vast majority are open,” Fyfe wrote.

He was critical of TVNZ’s Close-Up programme which interviewed him, just after running a piece about Chernobyl.

”In my view it was a shameful piece of drama. The woman’s story was tragic, the piece was designed to instil fear in the minds of those who have loved ones in Japan such as search and rescue personnel, Air New Zealand flight crew plus the 6000 New Zealanders that may be in the country along with those who have Japanese friends.”

In his latest message, Fyfe said given the news agenda ”there was no shortage of drama, instability and human suffering to choose from”.

”Yet, as much as the media coverage is dominated by all this doom and gloom, it continues to be the resilience of the human spirit that stands out for me in all this coverage.”

Fyfe said he spent most of the week ”as a lone voice in wanting people to take a fact-based, rational approach to the issues facing Japan, it is with some relief to see an increasing number of international agencies coming out with more realistic assessments of the nuclear situation and media coverage becoming less sensational and exaggerated”.

He told his staff that the International Atomic Energy Agency, World Health Organisation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation had declared that international flight and maritime operations could continue normally.

So far not a single person has died at or near the power station yet up to 20,000 have been killed as a result of the tsunami. Rob Fyfe is right in pointing out where the real humanitarian catastrophe lies.