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Thursday, 21 September

04:50

Hurricane Maria Your NZ

Hurricane Maria is moving through the Caribbean on a slightly different track to Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. It has caused major damage in Dominica, Guadaloupe, US Virgin Islands and now has gone right across Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria is now approaching the northern coast of Puerto Rico as destructive winds and flooding are continuing, the []

04:28

Ardern and English post debate comments Your NZ

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern were interviewed after their final debate of the campaign. She wasnt drilled about Labour policy, just mainly asked about Englishs comments on various things, and how she has been attacked, and the nature of the campaign. Just one Labour policy issue was raised, on renegotiating the trade agreement with South []

03:50

General chat Your NZ

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:45

Media watch Thursday Your NZ

21 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:40

Open Forum Thursday Your NZ

21 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

02:44

Another Medical Study Links Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Fluoridating municipal water supplies is akin to medicating someone without their consent, and is an abuse of human rights. The practice of fluoridation is justified as a necessary public health intervention to combat tooth decay, even thought the known dangers of fluoridation far exceed the potential benefit.

The notion that drinking fluoridated water decreases IQ in children is backed up by a number of studies and testimony by people at the highest levels of public health. In 2012, a major Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a risk to the developing intelligence of children, essentially lowering the IQ of those in communities with public water fluoridation.

A study published in December of 2016 by the International Society of fluoride Research in New Zealand, entitled, Developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride: a quantitative risk analysis 379 towards establishing a safe daily dose of fluoride for children, concluded that lowered IQ is indeed a risk for children whom consume uncontrollable dosages of fluoride in public water supplies.

Now, another report has been issued, warning expecting mothers that fluoride exposure in utero is linked to lower IQ in children.

The study, published Tuesday in Environmental Health Perspectives, found an association between lower intelligence and prenatal fluoride exposure in 299 mother-child pairs in Mexico. The team measured fluoride levels from mothers via urine samples and followed up on their children until they were between 6 and 12 years old. Even when other possible factors were taken into account, such as exposure to other chemicals, results continually showed that higher prenatal fluoride exposure was linked to lower scores on tests of cognitive function in children at age 4 and then again between 6 and 12.&...

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Wednesday, 20 September

23:25

The loneliness of the election hoarding Bat, Bean, Beam

Every three years the institution of the election poster gives us an object lesson in psychogeography, remaking the country into red zones, blue zones, contested zones. A sign erected on a private fence or put up at ones window makes an uncomplicated political statement: this is a Tory household, a Labour household, a Green household; the sum of many such statements can mark an entire town or

23:03

New Zealand struck by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake just hours after Mexico City disaster "IndyWatch Feed World"

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the quake. The quake was felt strongly in the capital Wellington but no damage to buildings has been reported. Train services were briefly disrupted in the area.

22:35

World watch Thursday Your NZ

Wednesday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:31

September 21 in history Homepaddock

455 Emperor Avitus entered Rome with a Gallic army and consolidated his power.

1217 Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo were killed in Battle of St. Matthews Day.

1411 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne, was born (d. 1460).

1745 Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope was defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

1756 John Macadam, Scottish engineer and road-builder, was born (d. 1836).

1792 The National Convention declared France a republic and abolished the monarchy.

1827  Joseph Smith, Jr. was reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.

1834 Betty Guard and her children were rescued from Ngati Ruanui (who had held them captive in Taranaki since April) by troops from HMSAlligatorand Isabella.

Rescue of <em>Harriet</em> survivors begins

1860   In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeated Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1866  H. G. Wells, English writer, was born (d. 1946).

1874  Gustav Holst, English composer, was born (d. 1934).

1897  The Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus editorial was published in the New York Sun.

1898  Empress Dowager Cixi seized power and ended the Hundred Days Reform in China.

1902 Sir...

22:27

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....... Read more

19:37

Mexico earthquake Your NZ

The extent of damage and the death toll from thodays 7.1 earthquake in Mexico wont become clear for a day or two, but it looks very bad, with widespread damage reported and over 200 deaths recorded so far. With many collapsed buildings it will get worse. Guardian:  At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits []

17:22

Its only another poll Homepaddock

This is a good boost for Prime Minister Bill English as he heads into the final leaders debate:


Filed under: politics Tagged: Act, Bill English, Green Party, Jacinda Ardern, Labour Party, Maori Party, NZ First, NZ National Party, One News Colmar Brunton poll, TOP, Winston Peters ...

17:19

Last debate, Ardern versus English Your NZ

The last debate between Bill English and Jacinda Ardern will be on TVNZ 1 at 7 pm tonight. I think that Mike Hosking will be back running it after an illness ruled him out of the second debate. English was rocked by a bad poll result before that debate, but it has swung the other []

16:34

1 News Colmar Brunton pre-election poll Your NZ

The last 1 News Colmar Brunton poll before the election: National 46% (last week 40%, previous 39%) Labour 37% (last week 44%, previous 43%) Greens 8% (last week 7%, previous 5%) NZ First 5%  (last week 6%, previous 9%) TOP 2.0% rounded (last week 2.0%, previous 1.9%) Maori Party 1% rounded (last week 1.1%, previous []

15:30

Bird of the Week: Rifleman ~ Titipounamu Kapiti Independent

A little code breaker By Cushla  McGaughey Weighing just 6g and only 8cm long, the Rifleman is our smallest bird. It belongs to an ancient family of New Zealand wrens. The larger Bush Wren is the only other surviving species. Riflemen are very active and nimble. Constantly flicking their wings, they can work their way []

15:00

Word of the day Homepaddock

Cureckitycoo  to coo like a dove; to flirt and canoodle with someone; one who gives caresses.


Filed under: language Tagged: cureckitycoo

13:41

Strong Earthquake Strikes New Zealand Region "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

Heba-574M M 6.1 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude: 6.1 mww Location: 50.371S, 162.550E; 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Depth: 10km Time: 2017-09-20 at 01:43:30 UTC Other Earthquakes in NZ: Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Strikes Cook Strait Magnitude: 5.1 Location: 41.48S, []

12:09

An Unreliable Guy Kapiti Independent

Local MP another no show Labour candidate Rob McCann says another opportunity to debate keys issues was lost when his main opponent, MP Nathan Guy, again failed to turn up to the latest candidates meeting, this time in his former home town of Levin. Its disappointing for locals when their MP doesnt front, said Labour []

10:30

Rural-round-up Homepaddock

Concerned over water policy Daniel Birchfield:

The Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) believes Labours water policy could lead to a growing rural-urban divide and the loss of millions of dollars from the Waitaki and Waimate districts.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has also let rip at the policy, claiming Waitaki irrigators could lose $25 million to $40 million if there is a change of government on September 23. . .

Embracing old and new:

A North Otago sheep farm uses a mixture of the old-fashioned and new-fangled at lambing time.

Creedmoor is a 50ha block of rolling land at Incholme, west of Oamaru. Owners Julian and Sharyn Price also lease a neighbouring 20ha.

The couple have become lamb whisperers, breeding composite ewes with quiet temperaments that are not fazed by their human handlers in their midst.

Flightiness has been culled out, along with dags.

The Prices call their flock Creedmoor Supersheep a moniker endorsed by their records. Since 2006 they have exceeded a 200% lambing rate and last year 25% of their surplus lambs were killed at three months. . . 

Tasty bait balls used to poison wallabies:

Waimates wily pests are about to be tempted with lethal treats

Green balls flavoured with peanut butter are being placed on stakes in remote Mackenzie district hill country, where they are likely to appeal to the Bennetts wallaby population. The third batch, following two deliveries of non-toxic balls about a week apart, will contain cyanide that produces a quick death after being eaten by the marsupials.

The project is part of Environment Canterburys biosecurity work to reduce pest numbers. . .

Chopping out a career in the mostly male world of butchery Christina Persico:

Think of a butcher and you generally think of a man but Kayla Scott thinks its a job for anyone.

The 21-year-old is an apprentice at the Kiwi Butcher Shop in New Plymouth, where she has worked on and off for five years.

Its...

09:24

Podcast: Enspiral's Silvia Zuur on 'Progress Through Collaboration' "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand.

09:23

The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 89 Kapiti Independent

The latest challenge.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers on Sunday.   What momentous event happened in New Zealand on 19 September 1893?   Beautys Reward, Key of Pleasure and Hearts Reviver are varieties of what?   What is the English name for the country named []

08:56

Mexico Earthquake 7.1 Mag: Live Stream YT Uncensored NZ Blog

Started streaming 3 hours ago A 7.1 earthquake has hit near Mexico City. There are reports of damage and possibly collapsed buildings. This is the second big earthquake in Mexico in two weeks. We have LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE of the Mexico earthquake.

The post Mexico Earthquake 7.1 Mag: Live Stream YT appeared first on Uncensored NZ Blog.

08:49

Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports Uncensored NZ Blog

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to totally destroy the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a rocket man. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world []

The post Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports appeared first on Uncensored NZ Blog.

08:33

Salvage: Obama and Blair to Return? by G Squared Uncensored NZ Blog

Next month, Obama is holding a World Leaders Conference in Chicago. He is desperately attempting to salvage The Clintonised Democratic Party, before the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections.     He is the only Champion and Message The Dems. and their remnant cohorts have.     Expect the war criminal and liar Tony Blair, to also []

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07:30

More spending sign of failure Homepaddock

The opposition and many on the left focus on how much the government spends.

How much matters but not nearly as much as how well.

More spending isnt always better spending.

More spending can be wasteful.

More spending can be entrenching dependency rather than helping people towards independence.

Bill English says:

Our opponents think caring is promising more money.

But the need for more spending is often a sign of failure, not success.

I call it servicing misery.

Our aim is simple, to change lives.


Filed under: politics Tagged: Bill English

06:50

Should all potential MPs be investigated? Your NZ

How much should MPs or possible future MPs be investigated? Last week Newsroom published a number of stories about National MP Joan Yang: Newsroom Investigation: National MP trained by Chinese spies National: no idea of SIS inquiry into Yang  Chinas soft power push On standards in public life, and Jian Yang Questions hang over National []

06:18

Quote of the Day: On racism Not PC


"Racism negates two aspects of man's life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. 
~ Ayn Rand

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06:16

If Greens reduce cow numbers by 30% Your NZ

farmers have a solution. Greens have often said they want to reduce cow numbers by up to 30%. Farmers rallied in Morrinsville on Tuesday, concerned about what may happen if Greens and Labour get into government and force a reduction in cow numbers. But they threatened a response if they have to reduce cow []

05:58

A full of bull election Your NZ

This election campaign has been full of bullshit there has been a lot of deliberate misinformation, and many false and misleading claims. All the larger parties have been guilty of this. Some of the biggest bluster has come from National, and it continues. Newshub:  Steven Joyce still backing Labours alleged $11.7b fiscal hole Steven []

05:30

Quote of the day Homepaddock

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.  Sophia Loren who celebrates her 83rd birthday today.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Sophia Loren

05:15

Green Party fully costed policy manifesto Your NZ

Greens have published a fully costed policy manifesto, but this doesnt tell us what any coalition deal that combines election promises would cost. The Green Party today published its fully costed policy manifesto along with an independent analysis of its fiscal implications. The independent fiscal analysis, by economics consultancy Infometrics using Treasury data, shows that in government []

04:58

no choice but to totally destroy North Korea Your NZ

In his first speech to the United Nations President Donald Trump blasted rogue regimes including North Korea, Iran and Syria and threatened to totally destroy North Korea. He has promoted his threat on Twitter: Thehas great strength & patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice []

03:50

General chat Your NZ

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:45

Media watch Wednesday Your NZ

20 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:40

Open Forum Wednesday Your NZ

20 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

Tuesday, 19 September

22:35

World watch Wednesday Your NZ

Tuesday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:31

September 20 in history Homepaddock

451  The Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetiuss victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat, is considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world.

524 Kan Balam I, ruler of Maya state of Palenque, was born (d. 583).

1187  Saladin began the Siege of Jerusalem.

1378  Cardinal Robert of Geneva, known as the Butcher of Cesena, was elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.

1519 Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Sanlcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1633  Galileo Galilei was tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.

1697 The Treaty of Rijswijk was signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years War (168897)

1737  The finish of the Walking Purchase which forced the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1835  Farroupilhas Revolution began in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

1842  James Dewar, Scottish chemist, was born (d. 1923).

1848  The American Association for the Advancement of Science was created.

1854 Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeated Russians in the Crimea.

1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ended with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.

1860  The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) visited the United States.

1863  American Civil War: The...

20:54

Bitmoney.eu expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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