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19:35

Nine To Noon: Cyberwarfare The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180717-1006-cyberwarfare_and_the_truth_about_the_american_election_hacks-128.mp3

In a world in which almost everything is connected, our society is more target rich for hackers than ever before. Its not surprising, then, that cyber threats now pose a bigger danger to world security than terrorism and nuclear weapons. The New York Times National Security correspondent David E. Sanger calls them The Perfect Weapon, the title of his new book. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his investigations and how cyber warfare is transforming geo-politics; from the US attacks on Iran and North Korea, to the Russian attacks on the American election, and the wanna cry hack that temporarily crippled the NHS.

19:00

Tuesday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Nigel Farage interviews Steve Bannon Talking, Trump, Tommy Robinson and more, stay tuned for fireworks near end of interview. The post Tuesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Im not ashamed of being white Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S02 E04 Honourable Men The Inquiring Mind

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

18:00

Theological Tuesday Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E13 Bang Bang Youre Dead The Inquiring Mind

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:30

Ferrata Telluride Colorado Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz ferrata  is a protected climbing/walking route -using a steel rope which climbers can attach to with rope and karabiner while wearing body harness. Via Ferrata Telluride Colorado Delivering rock climbing skills to novices. Not so much climbing though. But the [] The post Ferrata Telluride Colorado appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S06 E06 Happy Returns 1978 The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

17:00

John Cleese on Brexit, newspapers and why hes leaving the UK: BBC Newsnight Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S03 5/06 Crossed Lines The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

16:30

Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:00

Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:30

Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:08

10% cant be counted The Inquiring Mind

Homepaddock

The release of data from this years census has been delayed because not enough people participated in it:

Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019.

We will confirm the exact response and the coverage rates for the census after we complete our reconciliation processes. Stats NZs interim calculations show that full or partial information for at least 90 percent of individuals was received, compared with 94.5 percent for the 2013 Census.

As with previous censuses, we will use statistical methodology to compensate for missing data. For the 2018 Census we are revising this methodology because of the lower-than-expected response. We are discussing this new methodology with our technical customers. Were also undertaking analysis on how to improve data for small populations, subgroups, and small geographies. The new date for our first release will give us time to develop revised

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15:00

Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Six Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The anti-free speech activist organisation Auckland peace action has called for the Free speech coalition to be renamed the Hate speech coalition. They have accused the Free speech coalition of being about hate because it supports free speech for everyone (not just those who have the same views and opinions.) In contrast, the Auckland peace action [] The post Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Six appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:55

THAT IS MUCH EASIER. No Minister



There is a new gold rush.
Where there is muck there is money.

The OPM spenders have launched into a toilet pan tax scheme to remove ever more loot from the easy targets who own property and pay rates
It matters little everyone not yet dead shits until they die so we wont tax all the shitters we will only tax the rich pricks who own the porcelain where all that shit hits the system.

Just as the owners of vehicles pay the rego that includes the ACC levy, albeit much reduced by the Key administration while those who merely ride in or on those vehicles pay nothing.
A normal person can only take a dump in one toilet at a sitting but there is a rich vein of precious opportunity set up because it has become fashionable and convenient to have en suites including a toilet along with the convenience of a central bog in modern homes and in our case another one in a detached shed for use when boots are muddy.
Then there is the rank unfairness for those who create, maintain and service a system that causes zero costs of infrastructure that we are told is creating major costs for local government.
Oh then there will be another income stream for the luvvies in the chemical toilet in the mobile home in use when nobody should be using any of  the four connected to our rural rated septic system.
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Similar opportunity to tax the toilets now a part of workplace practice.

No we could never contemplate a "poll tax", that would penalise the proletariat who create just as much pressure on waste water infrastructure as the owners of toilets while creating an equal quantity of shit.

14:30

Is the propaganda working? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Almost every news bulletin features a doom and gloom climate story. If it rains, floods, snows, blows, droughts or scorches it is climate change. With such a daily diet, is it surprising that a poll discovers the vast majority of those polled expected to see frequent and extreme storms, more droughts, inundated coastlines from sea [] The post Is the propaganda working? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

I agree with Shane Jones Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stuff reports: quote: NZ First MP Shane Jones has savaged a proposal for a giant statue of Papatnuku at Bastion Point, saying it is laughable Aucklanders are forking out for the work. Auckland Council has earmarked $1 million in its budget for the project, but Ngti Whtua rakei Trust deputy chairman spokesman Ngarimu Blair says the idea is unformed and [] The post I agree with Shane Jones appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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13:19

Back in business TVHE

Hello internet!  If anyone is still following this site, which undoubtedly looks dead, Id like to give you a shout that regular posts are on their way back.

First can I say, WTF has been happening in the world since I wandered away from the computer.  I stop keeping tabs on economic and political news for a couple of years and the world has completely changed I just dont even have the words.

I never meant to stop posting, hence why there was no farewell post.  However, my attempts at writing a PhD thesis got in the way of any other sort of reading or writing and as a result I was both short of content and shorn of the capability to write even poor attempts at blog posts.  Similarly the other brave writers of TVHE found life getting in their way our common group emails even became a rarity over this period something we all bemoaned!

However, now Im back to adding some content on here but Ill have to give a few notes:

  1. The plan is to only post once per week until I find my feet a bit more I still have a lot of balls in the air (the thesis isnt submitted yet and Im organising work) and dont just want to provide single links with a one line comment when I do post.
  2. On that note I will be hoping that, if anyone is around, they will be comfortable adding comments.  I do this for the conversation about economics not because I have any amazing insight.  If people are keen for us to bounce ideas off each other then this blog can get back rolling.
  3. I will be staying away from the TVHE twitter as I have for the last 3+ years (although these posts will be linked there automatically I hope so keep following).  Twitter became toxic in 2014 and appears to have just become more of a cesspool since I want to discuss economic ideas and arguments, not deal with traded insults.  If someone can convince me to come back then I may change my mind.
  4. I will NOT be blogging on my specialisation (analysis of income inequality) in detail until Ive defended my thesis that is months away still.  There will be outline posts, but I will steering away from to much detail at first.
  5. I have been lecturing entry level economics, and giving a few lectures on economic modelling, since I have been away.  Content related to this is likely to turn up.  Specifically, I would like to create content to share with my students this semester is macroeconomics, so I may be going back to macro for a bit.
  6. After a few months I will be looking at running some ideas past anyone who turns up to read these posts I would like some more interactive discussion of economic topics as related to New Zealand without the external pressure...

13:15

Trump and Putin: A NZ take with Adams summation The Inquiring Mind

Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, RNZ has a number of reports:-

RNZ Morning Report

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180717-0638-trump_backs_putin_defies_us_intel_in_helsinki-128.mp3

US President Donald Trump has publicly challenged his own intelligence agencies after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki overnight. Speaking at a 45-minute news conference with the Russian President, Mr Trump backed Mr Putin saying Russia did not meddle in the 2016 Presidential election. Our correspondent in Moscow is Dan Ashby. He talks to Philippa Tolley

Then we have this segment:-

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180717-0710-trump-putin_summit_us_presidents_comments_treasonous-128.mp3

Former top American intelligence officials have condemned President Donald Trump for accepting Vladimir Putins denial that Russia interfered in the 2016 US elections. Mr Trump and the Russian president met face-to-face in Helskinki overnight. Afterwards, Mr Putin denied meddling in the elections. Former CIA Director John Brennan called Mr Trumps comments nothing short of treasonous. In a tweet he said: Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the news conference truly unbelievable and said: On the worlds stage, in front of the entire globe, the President of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin. Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said in a tweet Mr Trump was essentially confessing to the world that he believes Putin more the the United States of America and its agencies. The BBCs Lyse Doucet is in Helsin...

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

British bobbies agree with Trump Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Allo, Allo, Allo. The Daily Mail UK reports: Quote: Serving police officers today backed Donald Trumps claim that some Muslim communities in the UK are no-go areas because of extremism. Several Met officers have said the Islamification of some parts of the capital requires extra vigilance and they cant wear uniforms for safety reasons despite Scotland [] The post British bobbies agree with Trump appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Click on map for a high-res view Worldwide map of organized crime Come 2025 we will likely see a new category in the legend called tobacco with definitive lines into New Zealand. And someone is going to get filthy rich because of this.   The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Free speech is.what I say it will be Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We all understand how important free speech is. Even left-wing Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, approved the flying of the Trump blimp in London because he said he had no right to stop it, as it was a question of free speech. To me, insulting the President of the United States is probably pushing the [] The post Free speech is.what I say it will be appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Nine to Noon: Te Papa collections under threat? The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180716-0908-concerns_for_collections_at_te_papa-128.mp3

Former Manager of Collection Services at Te Papa Dr Mike Rudge says job cuts at our national museum will seriously compromise the collections.

Dr Rudge tells Kathryn Ryan about the stern letter he has written to Te Papas Board in response the proposed restructuring, asking them to defer proposed job cuts which he says pose a series challenge to our national museums statutory obligations to properly manage the countrys national treasures.

11:11

Watch Your Step No Minister

Adolf's Spanish lessons today include a section on idiom or sayings. 

Here's a real gem I've never heard in the English language:-

Love is blind but not the neighbours.

'El amor es ciego, pero los vecinos no'

Spanish has a comma before the word 'pero' (but)

Update:

This one was written for David

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.

'En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey'

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11:05

Trump in the UK The Inquiring Mind

Some very peculiar views aired here

11:00

Freedom of speech, even when we dont like it Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mayor Phil Goff bowed to pressure from the local Muslim community into cancelling the venue for Lauren Southern and Stephen Molyneux to speak at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. New Zealand Federation of Islam Associations president Hazim Arafeh said, quote: [She] abuses her right of freedom of speech. Shes just going to give a [] The post Freedom of speech, even when we dont like it appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum -S03 S06 Dont Take The Mickey The Inquiring Mind

It Aint Half Hot Mum was the second of the three sitcom series co-written by David Croft set in the Second World War, the first being Dads Army (19681977) with Jimmy Perry and the third being Allo, Allo! (19821992) with Jeremy Lloyd.

Set during the Second World War (in the period just after the German surrender when the Allies were trying to finish the war by defeating Japan in Asia), the show focuses on a group of British soldiers stationed at the Royal Artillery Depot in Deolali, India, where soldiers were kept before being sent to fight at the front lines. The main characters are performers in the bases Concert Party, which involved putting on comic acts and musical performances (similar to those seen in a music hall) for the other soldiers prior to their departure for the front lines. The soldiers in the Concert Party all love this particular job, as it keeps them out of combat duty, but some do harbour dreams of becoming world-famous actors when they leave the army.

10:30

Debating with a machine Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Can it be useful to debate with a machine? After Sophia became a Saudi citizen in 2017, we now find IBMs computers engaging in debate (against debating champions) and nearly winning. What is more, the artificially intelligent debater has no human face. It is an obelisk -and this project seems to be an Israeli one! [] The post Debating with a machine appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: This is a motorbike which is parked (most days)at the corner of Parkvale Road and Karori Road, Wellington taken from our car window. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:45

Morning Report: Guyon Espiner discusses Trump and China with Simon Bridges The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Morning Report 

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180716-0741-defence_strategy_will_have_economic_ramifications_-_bridges-128.mp3

Simon Bridges is ringing alarm bells about New Zealands relations with two world super powers America and China. Hes told Morning Report hes concerned about the unpredictability of Donald Trump after the US president labelled the EU as a foe. And Mr Bridges says China is set to take economic retaliation against New Zealand after its Defence Strategy warned of the consequences of a more aggressive China. Mr Bridges discusses the issue with Guyon Espiner.

Adam is not sure Bridges is right on the China point.Less reliance on China might not be bad.

09:30

Tweet for Today The Inquiring Mind

 

09:30

Winston lashes out against multiculturalism Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Winston Peters is having a blinder as acting-PM. Hes told the sugar tax lobby to shove it, made the right noises on a number of other issues and now he is slamming multiculturalism: Quote: Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters told talkback radio this morning that he stands for a New Zealand culture, not a multitude of [] The post Winston lashes out against multiculturalism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Whaleoil video: Does Phil Goff actually believe what he says? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:30

Musk goes off Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gizmodo reports that Elon Musk is showing his true colours over the rescuers of the Thai football team rejecting his submarine. Quote: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being [] The post Musk goes off appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

I have an obligation Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A couple of months after Phils tenth birthday, a great orator gave an inspiring and impassioned speech that repeated the words, I have a dream Possibly, Phil had words from that speech in his mind when, on TVNZs Q+A programme, he repeated, Ive got an obligation  Words like, I have a dream that my four little children [] The post I have an obligation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:42

HAS TRUMP 'OUTCHAMBERLAINED' CHAMBERLAIN No Minister

The quite extraordinary (some might say bizarre) press conference  early this morning where Trump exonerated Putin from any wrongdoing in the US Presidential election has been universally condemned from across the US political spectrum.     Trump prostituted himself at Putin's feet with CNN's Anderson Cooper calling it as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American President".

Some Trumpist apologists will say 'CNN ... so what'.   But it's not just CNN.   When Fox News weighs in also you know Trump has overreached himself big-time.   Not just the networks ... ex CIA Director John Brennan called the performance as "nothing short of treasonous" while conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said Trump's performance was "self serving and grotesque" before declaring "Trump made a fool of himself".  

The final word to U.S. Sen. John McCain who slammed Trump sayingThe damage inflicted by President Trumps naivet, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate".   The Arizona Republican and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee added that Trump is unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the President made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world".     Sage comment.

All this at the end of Trump's European 'tour de force'.    A visit where he sought to undermine the British PM; questioned the US commitment to NATO; called the EU 'the enemy' and managed to walk in front of the Queen.

Trump is not a Republican yet he may go down in history as having near destroyed the Republican Party with his cosying up to Putin.     From where I sit Trump has 'outchamberlained' Chamberlain.



 

07:30

Does Nicola Willis remember which party she is in? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Nicola Willis thinks she is all that, but the reality is she is a dripping wet pinko all loved up for climate change, and her stupid tweet yesterday shows it: Quote: A pleasure to receive Generation Zeros submission on the Zero Carbon Bill and to re-state Nationals desire for a climate-change framework with broad and [] The post Does Nicola Willis remember which party she is in? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Soper on Clarks holiday shenangins Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper follows on from his missus, having a lash at David Clark: Quote: Jacinda Ardern promised her Government would be the most open and transparent the countrys ever seen, but theyve failed. The fallout from the countrys biggest industrial spat in the health sector in a generation put paid to that. This time last [] The post Soper on Clarks holiday shenangins appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Shane Jones tells hapu to shove their statue right up their nono Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Shane Jones is on fire, giving it to the hapu who want millions to build a massive edifice: Quote: NZ First MP Shane Jones has savaged a proposal for a giant statue of Papatnuku at Bastion Point, saying it is laughable Aucklanders are forking out for the work.  Auckland Council has earmarked $1 million in its budget for the [] The post Shane Jones tells hapu to shove their statue right up their nono appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:15

Most read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Phil Goff and the truth appear to be complete strangers Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It looks like Phil Goff and the truth are complete strangers. If you will recall, Phil Goff made claims that he had sacked a leaker from his office. David Farrar has been digging and found that Goffs claims are so far from the truth they should be called for what they are lies: Quote: Ive [] The post Phil Goff and the truth appear to be complete strangers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:30

What will happen when Trump meets Putin The Inquiring Mind

From The Atlantic Mark Galeotti writes

What happens when The Art of the Deal meets the Kremlin playbook? Given that, as one depressed NSC staffer put it to me, our job is to build a bridge between the real world and the presidents, the real risk is not that Donald Trump actually gives away the farm to Vladimir Putin when they meet in Helsinki next weekits what happens in Washington if he tries.

Its rare for Trump to meet an autocrat he doesnt like, from Chinas Xi (with whom, Trump tweeted, he will always be friends) to North Koreas Kim Jong Un (who he has called a smart cookie). Nonetheless, his determination to meet with Putin appears rooted not just in his apparent conviction that the two have some kind of rapport. It also reflects his grandstanding desire to prove himself the great global deal maker.

What that means is that he needs to walk away able to claim some kind of agreement. More at link

This is why he is so dangerous.

This ending comment from Galeottis article makes this pertinent observation :-

As one Russian Foreign Ministry staffer said to me, Trump is a tornado. Fortunately for us, he spends most of his time on his side of the border.

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05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:00

Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:30

RNZ Nine to Noon: Hooton and Mills on Politics The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

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An examination of the Opportunities Party and whether any new party can get over 5 percent, and the purchase of new military planes. Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.

04:30

Face of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This is Tyler Joseph. He is the main influence of the two-piece band named Twenty One Pilots. We in the west should probably consider ourselves lucky that there are still white male Christians being promoted in western culture however distasteful the music is. The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is obtuse (adj) 1. (a) Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. (b) Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity. (c) Not distinctly felt. 2. (a) Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form. (b) Having an obtuse angle. (c) Botany Having a blunt or rounded tip. Source : The Free [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 17 23 The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Monday, 16 July

20:00

Weird Musk gets stranger The Inquiring Mind

The increasingly weird Elon Musk attacks British diver involved in Thai cave rescue

Musk who seems to crave publicity has made an outrageous attck on a diver involved in the Thai cave rescue, who has criticised Musks proposal for a submarine rescue:-

The chief executive of the tech giant Tesla offered to assist the rescue mission by providing a submarine. The request was turned down. Musk lashed out on Sunday, saying he would make a video proving that his mini-sub would have been successful and adding: Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it.

The accusation, presented without evidence or context, was directed at Vern Unsworth, a British cave explorer who recently said Musks attempt to help the rescue effort was a PR stunt. No evidence has emerged to substantiate Musks claim of pedophilia.

19:00

Monday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This video covers some of what Q Anon has said about the mainstream media. This will include MK Ultra puppets, occult ties and other crazy things most people will find hard to believe. The post Monday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Churchill: Walking with destiny Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Manly Monday Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S02 E03 Crack Up The Inquiring Mind

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

17:30

Mt Huashan, China: Ferrata Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz ferrata  is a protected climbing/walking route -using a steel rope which climbers can attach to with rope and karabiner while wearing body harness. Mt Huashan, China plank walk. This mountain is covered in trails to hermits refuges to holy [] The post Mt Huashan, China: Ferrata appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:15

Wellington Free speech rally: Tommy Robinson speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:00

Pig man: New Zealand Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S06 E05 A Bliss Girl The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S03 4/06 The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

16:30

Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here.   More of [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:52

The Classic: Piano Man The Inquiring Mind

Billy Joel performs Piano Man with Kevin Spacey, Boyz II Men, Natalie Maines, Josh Groban, Gavin DeGraw, Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes and Michael Feinstein during the ceremony where he was honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on November 19, 2014 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The show premieres January 2, 2015 on PBS.

 

15:39

How to Make a Prize Prick of Yourself No Minister

First, engage is an act of gratuitous publicity seeking by sending your useless underwater recovery vehicle to Thailand, where is was neither asked for nor wanted.   The Thai government, in its polite way, told him to fuck off.

Second, when called out by one of the real heroes of the rescue, accuse the fellow of being a paedophile.       (Hmmmm, Another lefty I know does that from time to time.  I wonder which of Alinsky's rules that comes from?)

Of course, I refer to that darling of the left, Elon Musk, who has moved from being a musk melon to being a musk ox.  Last time I looked 'musk' was an all pervading odour associated with rutting goats.

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15:30

Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:00

Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Five Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The anti-free speech activist organisation Auckland peace action has called for the Free speech coalition to be renamed the Hate speech coalition. They have accused the Free speech coalition of being about hate because it supports free speech for everyone (not just those who have the same views and opinions.) In contrast, the Auckland peace action [] The post Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Five appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post. Late one night an [] The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:54

Statement by Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993. Today [] The post Statement by Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Contributing to climate change: Meaningless words Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Earlier this month, the New York Times featured an article titled Hockey in the Desert. The article concluded that by building a hockey stadium in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League was contributing to climate change. The phrase contributing to is used over and over by political leaders and the media to voice concern about [] The post Contributing to climate change: Meaningless words appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

Wow, never saw that coming! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Statistics NZ have released some information which is stunning economists the world over. Quote. Higher prices for takeaway foods and restaurant meals pushed the food price index up 0.2 percent in the year to June 2018, Stats NZ said today. Prices for restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food increased 3.0 percent. Lunch meals (up 3.8 percent) [] The post Wow, never saw that coming! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

What about the handful of Londoners who dont want sharia law? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Assuming there still is a handful of British people living in London who dont want sharia law, how do they feel about executing blasphemers, stoning indiscreet women to death and chopping off the hands of thieves?  Back to the dark ages we go Note the anger in these faces, they are well worked up about [] The post What about the handful of Londoners who dont want sharia law? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Click on map for a high-res view The Clan Territories of Ireland Click on map for a high-res view The map above shows the location of over 400 of the most prominent historic clans and families in Ireland. And it includes whether they had an Irish, Scottish, Gallowglass, Norman, or Viking historical association. The time [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Pike River: A big hole in the ground we are throwing money into Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Andrew Littles Pike River mine promise is going to cost more than expected. Is anyone surprised?  Quote: The plan to re-enter the Pike River mine could cost up to $12 milllion more than the $23 million budget, Stuff understands. Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little announced on the West Coast today that he [] The post Pike River: A big hole in the ground we are throwing money into appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Mayor Goff and Mayor Johnson are two peas in a pernicious pod Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Both Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Durham Mayor Jillian Johnson used a similar playbook when a controversial  speaker came to their city and booked a council venue. In the case of Mayor Johnson, she got her knickers in a knot over the incredibly popular Doctor Jordan Peterson while Mayor Goffs red Y-fronts were in a [] The post Mayor Goff and Mayor Johnson are two peas in a pernicious pod appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

The heartless, uncharitable, heart charity Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

An unbelievable response and unconscionable waste of donor money was recently demonstrated by the National Heart Foundation. The back story revolves around a couple of ordinary kiwi blokes, Tom and Lin.  Stuff tells us: Quote. They were simple, working class brothers who quietly amassed a small fortune. The surviving brother left the fortune to charity. [] The post The heartless, uncharitable, heart charity appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? I thought it might create a bit of discussion from the guys who love motorbikes and one of them may have seen it where is it parked most weekdays. Yesterdays photo: Manila Bay NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

The wrong way to promote Maori culture Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

About five years ago my youngest was coming to the end of his school days. As he was awesome at something and was receiving a prize, we felt we should attend his senior school prize giving to support him and celebrate his achievements, (even though he was mortified that he would have to stand up [] The post The wrong way to promote Maori culture appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Cartoon of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:30

Reflections on Trump Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A guest post. I dont much like President Donald J. Trump. He doesnt seem to be a very likable bloke.  But who cares?  What I think of him is of zero merit or consequence.  Many Americans dislike him too.  That is of some consequence.  More importantly though, they are not letting their personal animus get [] The post Reflections on Trump appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

RNZ Focus on Politics Electric Vehicles The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Focus on Politics

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Following the election, the coalition parties committed to rolling over the 25,000 vehicles, where possible, to emissions-free by 2025.

However documents, released under the Official Information Act this week, showed government organisations have been reluctant to make the change. More at Link

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08:11

Breaking News: South Africa sings Kill the Boer song with government approval at World Choir Games Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

UPDATE: The video has been removed. Here is what I have been able to find since it was removed. Kill the Boer sung by South Africa at World Choir Games. (self.southafrica) submitted 6 hours ago * by LowlandGod ***DEVELOPING*** People, and apparently parents of children forced to sing it, some refusing, are pretty angry about this, I havent seen damage [] The post Breaking News: South Africa sings Kill the Boer song with government approval at World Choir Games appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

New Zealand is a haven of liberal politics Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Oh God, my husband is going to kill me. It is 11.00 pm on Saturday night, and he has just headed off to bed. I usually follow within a few minutes, but then I  came across this article that made me want to scream at the sky like a leftie. But Im not going to [] The post New Zealand is a haven of liberal politics appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Comment of the day: Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux and Papatnuku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This comment was in Backchat last night: Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux and Papatnuku: Aucklands proposed Statue of Liberty. The Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahada, states: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the final Messenger of Allah. Islams fundamental belief is the Unity of Allah with no partner sharing in any way His [] The post Comment of the day: Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux and Papatnuku appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

The spirit of the times Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Politicians do not seize the zeitgeist, the zeitgeist seizes them. It is simply not enough to be clever, articulate, telegenic and rich (or even all four at once!) if your political message is not connected, in some way, to the spirit of the times. Over the past week, many people have been asking themselves why Gareth Morgans The Opportunities Party (TOP) failed to reach the 5 percent MMP threshold. (Including, one imagines, Morgan himself!) They shouldnt be. In an era when the average voters trust in the economic, social and cultural elites registers just a little lower than a snakes belly, the failure of the Super-Rich-Smart-Bastards-Who-Think-They-Know-Everything Party should have surprised no one! The post The spirit of the times appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Lindsay Perigo: Free speech is all that matters Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Ladies and gentlemen Stefan Molyneux, one of the reasons were here today, has a video on YouTube titled Why Free Speech Is All that Matters. In it, he argues that all the great moral advances of civilisation, such as the abolition of slavery, were made possible only by the existence of free speech and vigorous debate [] The post Lindsay Perigo: Free speech is all that matters appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

The culture wars that are destroying free speech in NZ Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Neville Gibson at NBR has an erudite piece about the culture wars that are killing free speech in New Zealand: Quote: The curious case of whether two Canadian cultural warriors should be allowed here on a speaking tour highlights the parlous state of free speech when faced with the forces that aim to deny a [] The post The culture wars that are destroying free speech in NZ appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Q+A: Corin Dann and the panel on Goff and free speech The Inquiring Mind

Following the interview with Phil Goff was this panel discussion with Laila Harre, Heather Roy and Jennifer Curtin. Some interesting comments.

06:15

Most-read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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06:00

Q+A: Corin Dann interviews Phil Goff on his venue ban The Inquiring Mind

Corin Dann interview with Phil Goff and his captains call on banning 2 Canadian speakers from using Council venues for their event.

IMHO thought Goff was evasive and shifty

06:00

HDPA on David Clarks holiday while nurses were striking Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Only a fool would go on holiday while nurses were striking, especially if that fool was also the Health Minister. Heather du Plessis-Allan looks at the politics of his stupidity: Quote: Where was the Health Minister this week? If youd watched the nurses strike closely, youd have noticed David Clark was MIA for a good [] The post HDPA on David Clarks holiday while nurses were striking appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:30

RNZ Mediawatch: Fake News and Patriotic Trolls The Inquiring Mind

This was an extremely interesting and pertinent item. RNZ are to be congratulated for broadcasting the segment

RNZ Mediawatch

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Social media can give the news media an almost unlimited number of eyeballs for stories. But they can also be used to target the media and put pressure on journalists. Mediawatch meets an award-winning editor fighting back against fake news and online attacks in the Philippines. More At Link

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How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Q+A: Corin Dann with the panel on Trumps UK and Europe trip The Inquiring Mind

Following the interview with Lockwood Smith was this panel discussion.

Panel was Heather Roy,Laibach Harre and Jennifer Curtin

05:00

Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Faces of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is nomenklatura (noun) The privileged set of people appointed by patronage to senior positions in the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union and some other Communist states. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Russian, literally a listing of positions to be filled, from Latin nomenclatura. The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 16 23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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