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Thursday, 21 September

04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is indolent (adj) 1. (a) Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. (b) Conducive to inactivity or laziness. 2. (a) Causing little or no pain. (b) Slow to heal, grow, or develop. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1660s, causing no pain, painless, from French indolent (16th century) or directly []

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04:30

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 21 14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

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Wednesday, 20 September

22:02

A Song For The Times. Bowalley Road



Its the terror of knowing
What the world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out 

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Queen


Video courtesy of YouTube


This posting exclusive to Bowalley Road.

19:27

MORE MEDIA CRAP No Minister

I see the media are running a shock horror story (stoked along by Professor Jane Kelsey ... surprise, surprise) about the propriety of officials from MFAT attending a scheduled meeting of officials from the eleven countries still keen on developing a regional tree-trade agreement following the withdrawal on the United States from the TPPA.

It may be news to the media but the world doesn't stop for a country having an election and neither it should.    This is a meeting off officials for c*********s.     Their mandate is to develop a pathway forward.     It will be up to the incoming government to decide whether or not they want to travel the road ... remembering of course that Socialist Cindy is on record as saying she fully supports free trade ... cough, cough, snort.

The media is as shallow as a birdbath in much of their reporting.   If they were consistent in their thinking in respect of an election hiatus then they would be arguing that New Zealand should not be signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which opens for signature in New York today ... fact is New Zealand was a major player in developing the Treaty and will be one of the first countries to sign up to it ... today ... as it should.


18:30

The Russian that saved the world RIP Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 BBC News

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18:00

There should have been a sense of urgency to get out of there Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Troubling video filmed in Laos has shown construction workers fleeing for their lives after a dam overflowed upstream. The video uploaded to YouTube this week shows the panic at a construction site as a mass of brown water and trees overwhelm the banks of the Nam Ao River last Monday

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17:17

TAXCINDA ... STOP WHINGING No Minister

Ok, we know you're  behind in the polls and running scared (and yes I said 5 days is a long time in politics) but Bill English is entirely right in calling you out on your promise to raise taxes and your attempt to label that as fake news just makes you look silly.

Fact ... Labour has promised to repeal National's effective tax cuts due to take effect from 1 April 2018.

Fact ... Those cuts have received legislative approval.   They are part of the law of the land.

Fact ... were Labour to repeal that legislation they would be legislating for tax increases.

Slam dunk.

The delicious irony in all of this is that should Labour win and to repeal the legislation they would be relying on the votes of the Greens and/or Winston First who both voted for the cuts.   Their gymnastic contortions would be a sight to behold ... voting against your own legislation ... mind boggling.

Sorry Socialist Cindy ... your faux outrage doesn't wash and that's why you're 9% behind in the polls, down 7% in the same number of days. 

16:53

Doomsday This Saturday (2) No Minister

It might be for Winston Peters if the people at Colmar Brunton are right.



It comes after an intense week of campaigning which saw Jacinda Ardern make a U-turn on tax.

12 MIN AGO

His party vote has plunged to just five percent and he won't hold Northland so there's every chance of a Winstonless gummint come Sunday.

I can't remember when the polls were so 'all over the place' but of course this one is CB not Reid Research and CB has consistently had Labour ahead.  Today they are a whopping nine points behind.

I haven't pushed this poll through the election thingy but it these results are borne out, then National and ACT may well have enough to scrape in on their own.  The Maori Party would be almost a cert to join in to keep Winston away from their precious Maori seats if he did make it.

This is why elections are such marvellous sport.

16:30

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:00

Labours bring out your dead campaign plan Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It seems Labour and their coalition partner the Media party are now playing the sympathy card to bring out votes for Labour: A passionate Labour supporter died less than two weeks before voting opened, but his message has reached thousands. Rangiora community stalwart Peter Allen who suffered from motor neurone disease  died on August 30, []

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15:30

Nobody pays for water, so why are politicians and Media making you think otherwise? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. Federated Farmers is repeating, nobody in New Zealand pays for water. No household, no farm, no hairdresser not even Coca Cola. All we pay for in New Zealand is the right to access the water []

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15:03

Doomsday This Saturday? No Minister

Apparently some group of religious nutters in the United States have been given a preview of NZ's general election result on Saturday.

"If you have plans for Saturday, you may want to move them up a day. You see, several media outlets are reporting numerologist David Meade's prediction that this Saturday, September 23, marks the day that the world will end.......
.........The problem with almost all of the reporting, though, is that the news reports connect David Meade's doomsday predictions with a Biblical prophecy ministry named Unsealed. "

Apparently Winston Peters is some nasty character hiding behind the pseudonym 'Nibiru.'

15:00

Dirty Swiss money Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

[] Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG. The first 500-euro bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to []

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14:30

One Tier Wonderland (and NO Constitution) Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post New Zealand is the only country in the world with no constitution. What we have are a series of imported Acts and locally passed Acts which jointly and severely form a type of constitution. The oldest of which is the U.K. imported Magna Carta which was first passed into law in 1215. We []

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14:00

Is ANZAC day looking at the wrong battle? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

World War One the Great War is commemorated on ANZAC day together with Australians, and on that day, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered. Perhaps the memories are better than those of the other theatre of war? While the name Gallipoli resonates with many, the huge impact the Western Front and the battle of Passchendaele had []

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13:35

Fake News (Updated) No Minister

From the BBC, desperadoes who are learning fast from CNN.

Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'


Thus sayeth the headline.

This, just days after (a) the world's climate alarmist industry has admitted their models are a crock full of fictitious shit and , (b) more telling, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has admitted it has been falsifying temperature data, resulting in official readings higher than the actual temperatures.

Funny thing is, people who have lived in Adelaide for sixty years tell me this winter has been the coldest they can remember and I can vouch for the fact it has been the coldest in the six years I've been here.

What the BBC should be reporting about Australia is that as the country dives deeper into debt and as productive industries close because of over-expensive and unreliable electricity supplies, Australia's politicians and media are obsessed with the notion poofters should be allowed to marry each other.

For what reason, nobody can explain.

Oh dear.  Now the ABC is reporting unprecedented heavy frosts in central NSW.

You'd think these bloody pinko media types could co-ordinate their propaganda, wouldn't you?

Update

The confirmation of shenanagans just keeps on keeping on.  Read the story and weep.  Whenever, the data showed a discrepancy between observation and modelling theory, somebody went in and changed the data to remove the discrepancy.  Hide the decline.

Again and again and again.


13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Tuscany Dawn from Bjarke Hvorslev on Vimeo.

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13:00

The pro-choice case for infanticide. Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

In 2012 After-Birth Abortion was proposed by two philosophers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. By reopening the ethical debate the pro-choice lobby was put in the difficult position of trying to find arguments to justify why infanticide is medically ethically unacceptable if abortion is medically ethically acceptable. Just when you thought the religious right couldnt []

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12:52

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City 119 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time).

This was the second quake today on the Ring of Fire zone in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake struck 256 kilometers west of Aukland Island.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Monday afternoon.

At least 119 people were killed in the attack.

Part of an elementary school collapsed today during the attack.

Emergency workers are still rescuing people tonight after the quake.

12:30

Map of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Net Oil imports/Exports, 2017 Click here for larger view

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12:00

If Labour are relying on youth to get across the line they are out of luck Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour in the past several elections have clutched at straws to get over the line. Irrespective of leadership they tried copying Obamas social media campaign for 2011. Campaign chair Trevor Mallard waxed lyrical about how their blogs, twitter and Facebook presence would get them over the line. They claimed that big data was how they []

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11:30

The Commentariat is very frustrating this election Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post I do find the commentariat very frustrating these elections including you Cam for missing some very basic facts. The fact that they have had nine years has been repeated ad nauseum to fix the housing problem, and the transport, and the social issues.  No, they havent! When they were elected New []

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11:00

Canterbury Uni poofs club channels the Wooloomooloo Faculty rules Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It looks like the Canterbury Uni poofs club is channelling the Wooloomooloo Faculty rulesinstead of no pooftahs, it appears it is no pooftahs who support the Nats. The president of the University of Canterburys (UC) queer students society says he was forced to resign after coming out as a National Party supporter. Max Farra, 20, stirred []

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10:50

More spending sign of failure The Inquiring Mind

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.

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10:30

Photo of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Worlds Greatest Traveller He had eyes in his mouth, eyes in his nose, eyes in his ears, and eyes in his mind William Jerdan James Holman, was hailed as one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. He was known simply as the Blind Travellera solitary, sightless adventurer who fought []

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10:00

Whaleoil Poll Result: 2017 National Party voting intention (September Poll 2) Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Weve run nine previous polls, roughly one a month since February.   This was the result for our tenth and last poll yesterday.   Here is the progression of results   Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug A Aug B Sep A Sep B Other 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 []

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09:50

The Real Jacinda Ardern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Leighton Smith suggested people come to the site to view these videos of Jacinda Ardern from 2009. This post is to make it easy for you to find. and:     No one except hard core communists and socialists call people comrade. This is Comrade Jacinda Ardern.

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09:00

The Education Elephant in the Election Room Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post I went to a country high school.  Despite it being many moons ago I have a vivid memory of the good teachers who taught us so much, inspired us to excel, passed on important values and lifted our performance.  I also remember the not so good teachers generally lazy, poorly prepared, not []

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08:30

Lets go back just over a decade to take a peek at Comrade Jacinda Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

What was New Zealands possible future Prime Minister, Comrade Jacinda doing eleven years ago? Lets take a trip down memory lane to a blog post on The Standard that has a fascinating tale to tell. January 31st, 2008 Jacinda Ardern was 27 years old and something big had just happened in her life. At that time []

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08:00

The more I hear about poverty in NZ the less I believe it Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Malnutrition is putting twice as many kids in hospital compared with 10 years ago, as food prices continue to bite into household incomes. Child hospitalisation data shows around 120 children a year now have overnight stays due to nutritional deficiencies and anaemia, compared to an average 60 a decade ago. Doctors say poor nutrition is []

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07:45

Welcome to Whaleoil come on in Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to Whaleoil Elections always bring many new eyeballs to New Zealands largest and most popular blog and we have noticed you checking us out. We can be politically incorrect but as you have discovered after reading Whaleoil for a while now we are not at all what you were led to expect. We have []

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07:30

Dirty Politics Podcast Episode 11 Pre-election predictions Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to episode 11 of our Dirty Politics Podcasts. In this episode, Simon Lusk and I discuss what may..or may not happen on election night and the days after as results become known. This is the first episode where I have outsourced the editing to the guys at Sound Box to give a more professional []

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07:00

Jim Bolger comes good Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Rachel Kevlar Smalley interviewed Jim Bolger yesterday morning, clearly hoping that he would go all feral on National with his revision of history. It didnt pan out that way and shortly after he endorsed Bill English she hurriedly finished the interview by claiming she was out of time. Jim Bolger is warning voters off making their []

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06:30

With Labours tax plans on hold, how big is their fiscal hole now? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post Aunty Helens sock-puppet, Jacinda Ardern and her fellow travellers, along with their media bouncers, are claiming and hoping the Tax Issue has gone away, to be dealt with in a more mature way on some future, brighter day. It hasnt. Because its only half the equation. You cant simply wish away your public-relations []

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06:00

Go on Hillary, make Trumps day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hillary Clinton is getting all postured and is now suggesting she might contest the election result in court. Of course it was an interview on the Clinton News Network. In interviews over the last week surrounding the release of her 2016 memoir What Happened, Hillary Clinton has been hugely critical of President Donald Trump. Shes []

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05:30

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:00

Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

There is a thin line between madman and genius.  And as it turns out, there is also a thin line between cheeky and being a bint. Bill Englishs campaign stop at a Blenheim cafe has been gatecrashed by the local Labour candidate who approached the National Party leader before he made a swift exit. []

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04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is indigent (adj) 1. Experiencing want or need; impoverished: distributed food to indigent families. 2. (Archaic) Lacking or deficient. (noun) A poor or destitute person. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Circa 1400, from Old French indigent poor, needy, from Latin indigentem in want of, needing. As a []

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04:30

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 20 14 The buyer haggles over the price, saying, Its worthless, then brags about getting a bargain!

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Tuesday, 19 September

17:01

Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? The Inquiring Mind

An intriguing post from Ele, she uses teaching to draw a parrell with Labours water tax. It is intriguing and broadly Adam agrees. The imagery is excellent.

Homepaddock

Why dont we tax teachers and use the money to tackle the tail of kids who fail at school?

That wouldnt be fair, there are many reasons for children failing, you cant hold all teachers responsible.

There are many reasons for the degradation of water quality, but you say its fair to tax all irrigators to clean it up. You could use the money for professional development for teachers who arent performing.

Thats ridiculous, you couldnt take money from good teachers to upskill the bad. its not their responsibility, thats up to principals or the ministry.

But Labour plans to take money from all irrigators and use some to bring poor performers up to standard even though regional councils already have the powers to make them comply.

And what about the teachers who are already doing everything they should, and spending their own money on further education. You cant expect them

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16:30

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:00

Labours Chief of Staff doesnt believe in freedom of speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Nats seem pretty comfortable with pretty communist sign. If anyone at Labour event had a sign like this Id tell them to take it down. pic.twitter.com/CvZPV68hUG Neale Jones (@nealejones) September 18, 2017 The only thing that one can conclude is that former union bovver boy, Neale Jones, doesnt believe that people can attend a []

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15:54

Quotation for Today -19/09/2017 The Inquiring Mind

From Lawfare

Someone said to Socrates, Michel de Montaigne memorably related, that a certain man had grown no better in his travels. Socrates replied: I should think not. He took himself along with him.


15:30

Farmers feel like Jacinda is coming for them with one of those arm-long gloves on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Even though this election looks like its going down to the wire, history would suggest this country has fashioned a fine record of not re-electing three term governments to a fourth. Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley (1990-99) and Helen Clarke (1999-2008) bear testament to the fact. Take away the aberration of the tumultuous, transformational, two-term []

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15:00

The Corruption of Compassion and the Contagion of Euthanasia Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This below article argues that the more our western culture sends the message that some lives are less valuable than others, the more some people will internalise the message and decide to commit suicide. It argues that Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws have the side effect of spreading the psychological contagion of suicide. In Canada, natural death []

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14:30

ACTs strategy towards NZ First is remarkable Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

New Zealand First members putting around rumours about Winston Peters should put up proof or shut up, ACT leader David Seymour says If these people including former candidates have proof of their serious allegations they should release it to the public. Otherwise they should shut up and let Winston Peters be judged on his very []

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14:00

Eating Chocolate causes Climate Change Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

However, if you drive to the supermarket in your Electric Vehicle to buy the chocolate you are ethically carbon neutral, so no need to confess to your therapist about the guilt trip. [] LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, []

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13:54

TIME FOR ME TO GET OFF THE 'POT' ... YOU READ IT FIRST No Minister

OK, prediction time.   Yes, I'm a National Party activist but I think I know enough about politics to be able to edit out my subjective bias from these predictions.   Anyway (and acknowledging five days in politics is a long, long time) this is how I read it.

The polls are up and down like the proverbial 'whores drawers' and from that I adduce the two main parties are probably within spitting distance of each other.   Two weeks ago I would have said the momentum was with Labour; that momentum appears to have stalled with confusion around their tax policy and especially their water tax policy.    The other thing I take from the polls is that the Greens are trending up while Winston First is trending down.    I see these as important factors in making my predictions.

Two other points to consider in making these predictions.   I assess the 'wasted vote' (ToP plus rats and mice) to be in the order of 3-4%.   Given that you can effectively add 1.5% to both the National and Labour Party Vote.   That 1.5% could be crucial.    Second, I see the Maori Party as being edited out of the conversation.     Looking at National's options and Winston has made it clear his distaste for the Maori Party as race based while, for the socialists, any accommodation with the Maori Party could come back to bite in the Maori seats held by Labour.

Having said all that and my predictions (in order of probability) are  #1 ... a Labour/Greens coalition and #2 ... a National/ACT/NZ First coalition and #3 ...  a Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition.

Looking at each of these in a turn and to my good friend Psycho Milt yes, you can buy me a beer anytime.     A Labour/Greens coalition became more likely once Me Tu resigned.    Her anarchist tendencies would have created huge tensions around the cabinet table and one senses the Greens are reverting to a more environmental focus with her departure.   That Labour can handle.   But there will be tensions.   Ztev is Labour's bovver boy blogger.   On Kiwiblog he said (with a hint of malice) the best the Greens could hope for would be a ministerial position outside of cabinet.   So is Labour  going to play hardball?   Gonna be interesting to see whether the Greens, forever the...

13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

MEMO | Animation Short Film 2017 GOBELINS from GOBELINS pro on Vimeo.

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13:00

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts like political campaign ads Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts in the same way that New Zealand political campaign ads are written how they would sound would depend on which political party we were imitating. If we copied the National Party our ad would sound like this Whaleoil will deliver a better blog for all New Zealanders The choice is []

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12:14

BLOODY HELL! No Minister



Comrade Peoples Princess has joined her media party mates in calling National responsible for the serious disruptions resulting from the kerosene pipe line failure.

Back in the early 1980s the refinery that was the target for everyone opposed to National and the "think big" response to a world energy crisis caused by manipulation of world fuel prices and delivery by OPEC.

In moves that the socialist left decried from the most socialist PM National ever produced included some very extreme tactical opposition to The Clyde Dam, The Motunui Ethanol Plant, expansion of Glenbrook steel plant and of course the revamp of the NZ Refining outfit at Marsden Point near Whangarei.
In the later death throws of Muldoon's classic interventionist policies that The Then Labour Party opposed vehemently and now under the peoples Princess have given new life to, the daft idiot thinks if she can upgrade The Tauranga Line to "fast Rail" for a mere twenty million a second pipeline from the refinery to AKL will be a doddle.

Here is a News Update Cindy Darling.
Back in 1980 there was no bloody RMA for wet dreaming socialists to ejaculate over and the now failed pipe was installed in under a year go to woah.
Any attempt to lay a second pipe as back up and augmentation in response to the exponential increase of demand will cost more in consent costs than the original and will take a decade to get to completion.

That is what some of the more nave thought Mr Key was gunner sort out, but then what would the shiney arses do for a living then.

Some more news Cindy darl, the freakin pipe is owned by NZ Refining a monopolistic entity owned and operated by big oil, yep them same dudes who your new luvvie mates inhabiting the melon patch continually undermine and condemn for ruining the planet. Never to a degree the hippycritters will ever avoid using the satanic bad buggers conveniences in frequent travel though.

Inconvenient truth is struggling to break through the pack-ice of  socialist and their media enablers desire to somehow project National as responsible for what is for some a total disaster.

12:00

What on earth did Anna Marge Lorck say at Karamu High School? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The tipline has been running hot about Labours Hawkes Bay Home-wrecker candidate in Tukituki, Anna Marge Lorck forgetting she needs to be nice to voters and saying some pretty interesting things to people/students at Karamu High School in Hastings last week. We have several versions of the story and we would like to fact check []

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11:30

The Greens achieve the impossible: Make Nick Smith look good! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Claims by the Green Party that its polls show it is going to win the Nelson seat this Saturday shows just how desperate they have become since their slump in the polls says Nelson MP Nick Smith. The Green Party is push polling in an attempt to manipulate Saturdays result with alternative facts in the []

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11:00

Paula Bennett explains why there is no Ministry for Men Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Womens Minister Paula Bennett is encouraging all New Zealanders to take some time tomorrow, on Suffrage Day, to reflect on womens rights in New Zealand. Im so proud to live in a country that was the first in the world to give women the vote. I hope all New Zealanders take time to reflect on []

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10:00

No fuel? Flight cancelled? Thank the Resource Management ACT Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The RMA is the real culprit of the current fuel crisis, says ACT deputy leader Beth Houlbrooke, who worked as PA to the project director during the pipelines installation in 1982. This is just another example of the infrastructure failure that National has allowed to grow over time, due to their reluctance to tackle flawed []

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09:55

Comment of the Day No Minister

"Under Herr Hitler, the Germans invaded other countries and made the people of other countries miserable. Under his daughter, Frau Merkel, the Germans invade their own country and make their own people miserable. It seems like German rulers love invasions so much that if they can't invade other countries, they invade their own country."


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Who cares?

09:00

What does the Dave say? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A reader sent this in with a request to have some fun with it.  So we have two choices for you, one where David is still on the sign, and one where it is totally blank.  Remember not to upset the mods.  Funny, not nasty.  Heres one that just has to be ticked off.  Someone []

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08:30

Her Facebook page doesnt match the news articles narrative Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I am not going to make this a crybaby of the week post because the topic of the news article, solo mum Kellie Edmonds has chosen to work full-time to support her five children. That is to be admired not criticised and I am also well aware of how journalists will use a persons story []

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08:00

An interesting article in the Guardian about Jacinda Arderns anxiety Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

There have long been rumours running around about Jacinda Arderns ability to leadmainly due to her anxiety and exhaustion. Indeed during various leadership battles Annette King, Sue Moroney and Damian OConnor have been heard to make such utterances. So it was with some interest that I saw a supposedly soft piece in a left wing []

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07:36

When The Country Goes To Town. Bowalley Road

Pretty Ugly, Pretty Quickly: That the demographic and cultural divide between rural and urban New Zealand remains a source of deep unease to farmers cannot be doubted. Equally indisputable, historically-speaking, has been the militant, even violent, character of rural New Zealands response. In New Zealand history, when the country comes to town, things tend to get pretty ugly, pretty quickly. Morrinsville, New Zealand, 18 September 2017.

YESTERDAY IN MORRINSVILLE farmers rallied against Labours proposed Water Tax. Why Morrinsville? Because that was the little country town in which Jacinda Ardern grew up. Just think about that for a moment. Think about what it says about the mindset of a distressingly large percentage of New Zealands farming community.

The president of the Waikato branch of Federated Farmers, Andrew McGiven, told the NZ Farmernewspaper that farmers were tired of being scapegoated by politicians. Another protest organiser, local farmer Lloyd Downing, complained to the same publication in similar fashion:

The lack of fairness and consistency in some of the proposed policies, and the laying of blame solely at the feet of rural New Zealand for all of our environmental challenges is what is frustrating farmers particularly when it is well known that the most polluted waterways are in urban catchments. The water quality issues are a challenge for all New Zealanders. Farmers recognise that, and are spending tens of thousands of dollars each on reducing their environmental impact.

It was in response to these continued attacks on rural New Zealand that farmers rallied in their hundreds under Morrinsvilles giant cow statue.

New Zealanders like to think of themselves as people with strong ties to the land. Its a fallacy which perhap...

07:30

Shes a pretty communist, no not Helen, Jacinda Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

There is an uproar that even has the old hag Helen Clark with her tits in a tangleall over this sign. This was Helen Clarks tweet: This kind of silly attack on @jacindaardern takes me back years. Lets hope most #Kiwis have moved on from misogyny & #climatechangedenial: https://t.co/hF4tVADzva Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) September 18, []

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07:00

Farmers Rally a celebration of environmental work and a protest against negative perceptions Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post: By Andrew McGiven 17th September 2017 Well in case that you hadnt heard fellow farmer Lloyd Downing and I have organised a farmer rally to celebrate all the great environmental work that we all as farmers have undertaken, and to protest the negative perceptions that we as a rural community have had to []

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06:30

Labour illegally campaigning at Early Voting Booths Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We all know the story. Labour doesnt care much about the law, and the Electoral Commission doesnt have much energy to enforce it. These photos were taken within 10 meters of a voting booth on the campus of Toi Ohomoi, Rotorua. It is prohibited in New Zealand to campaign within 10 meters of a voting []

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06:00

LAST POLL: Will National get your 2017 Party Vote? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Whaleoil has been running a  monthly poll to see where those who supported National during the 2014 election are likely to go this year.   We aim to detect any shifts throughout the year leading up to September.  We have reached the final week of the election period, and therefore, our last poll on this topic. []

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05:30

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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05:00

Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern has chickened out  of being on with Leighton Smith on NewstalkZB.

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