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Monday, 22 January

21:40

RNZ: Checkpoint on Labour s Martinborough Caucus The Inquiring Mind

John Campbells segment today on Labours gabfest. Not an inspiring report

20:30

G&S: The Mikado ENO 2015 The Inquiring Mind

One of the best in the G&S canon

19:41

QUELLE SUPRISE No Minister

I see that TVNZ ran an on-line poll where 98.3% of respondents agreed with the proposition that dental care should be free for all ages.

Only thing that suprises me is that the 'Nays' polled so high.

What next ... polls on whether the sheeple are in favour of 'free' housing, cars, clothing, groceries, beer?

Slow news season continues apace.

  

19:00

Monday Nightcap *Language Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A new MAHK video, about constipation. Caution language, late night only. WatchPharmaceutical Ads were Real Life Ericas Movantik Moment on YouTube. If you dont like crass jokes give this one a miss.

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16:00

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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15:30

Lets Talk Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you could learn the answer to one question about your future, what would the question be? Discuss

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15:00

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

I see a lot of women are browsing Whaleoil tonight The dinner wont cook itself you know. A lady approaches her rabbi and tells him, Rabbi, I have a problem. I have two female talking parrots, but they only know how to say one thing. What do they say? the Rabbi inquired. They only know []

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14:30

LOral appoints corrosive, anti-Israel model as spokeswoman Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When I stopped laughing at the thought of a hijab-wearing model being chosen by LOral to promote hair products, I had to sigh at their choice of spokesperson. Here are some of her toxic views on the Middle Easts only democracy, Israel: @RamAbdu @David_Cameron #AskDavid Do you staunchly support Israels actions in terrorising innocent civilians? Amena (@amenaofficial) July 10, 2014 []

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14:00

The Nork Walk and other good shirt Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post: By Brian Rogers SunLive.co.nz newsie.co.nz There are many reasons why you should wear a shirt, people, and frankly, Im a little disappointed that we are even having this conversation. This has been a difficult time for me, as Ive been forced to write an entire column about breasts. This goes against my inner []

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13:30

Gender reassignment surgery anyone? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Will the government pay for it?  Silly question, of course, we will.  We already do, you just have to wait 5-10 years.   People who dont want to wait that long can travel to Thailand for immediate surgery costing $25,000.  One transexual did just that and now thinks taxpayers should stump up for everyone else []

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13:00

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

The Suspension Of Knock: Tony Abbott Dares To Be Proud Of His Country Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Like a less flamboyant Donald Trump, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has a knack for saying what everyone thinks, but that Leftist inquisitors have deemed unsayable. Australia Day: British settlement a good thing: Abbott Former prime minister Tony Abbott has described the British settlement of Australia as a very good thing as he savaged Bill []

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11:30

The undesirable habits of work colleagues Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I work in an office at close quarters with my colleagues, six of us jammed into a 6-metre square pod.  Designed to encourage a collegial work atmosphere.  Some of the habits of my pod-mates are less collegial than others.  I confess I am neither tolerant nor patient.  I am the Mr Flibberty-Jib from the Little []

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11:00

If Metiria Turei had paid it back they would have told us Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Logically the continued silence over Metiria Tureis alleged benefit fraud investigation can only mean one thing. She hasnt paid the money back. Six months after Metiria Turei revealed her historic benefit fraud, neither she nor the Ministry of Social Development are commenting on the case including whether the former MP has repaid the debt. []

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10:30

A Moment Overstated Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

One of Cams favourite expressions is that politicians and journalists have been drinking the Kool-Aid,  an expression I have always found amusing. But the Kool-Aid seems to have developed a new strength in the last few days, now that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced her pregnancy. Oscar Kightley writes on Stuff today What []

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10:00

View From Your Window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? *The reader provided the following bonus photos. Normally I will only publish one photo but I am making a one off exception in this case.   Yesterdays photo was taken on a readers travels. Hungarian Parliament, Budapest taken 13 May 2016 at 3.30pm window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My []

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09:30

Poms showing Macron soldiers that dont march backwards Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Poms have been showing Macron soldiers that dont march backwards: Theresa May welcomed the French president to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst ahead of the UK-France summit. Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron inspected British troops today as cold rain battered Sandhurst. The Prime Minister and French President stood on a dais overlooking the []

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08:30

Book Review Of The Day Fake Science: Exposing the lefts skewed statistics, fuzzy facts and dodgy data Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

You can help. Send your book review to books@whaleoil.co.nz and we will put it up when it is your turn. The Whaleoil Book Club is a compilation of recommended books from readers This holiday season we are going to review approximately one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their []

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08:00

Will pregnancy be our PMs super power? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Martyn Martin Bradbury on the Daily Blog seems to think that Jacinda Arderns pregnancy will act like Kryptonite on Super Man aka the National Party. How does National attack a pregnant Jacinda? he asks as if feminism doesnt exist. I instead pose the question, why would a womans pregnancy mean that it isnt business as []

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07:45

I cant wait for Trumps response to this attack Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I cant wait for Donald Trump to respond to this Democrat harpy: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) tore into President Trump on the Senate floor Saturday, calling him a five-deferment draft dodger and slamming him for his comments toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Does he even know that there are service members who are in harms way right []

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07:30

Distinct lack of achievement in first 100 days, quick announce pregnancy Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We now know why Jacinda Ardern finally announced her pregnancywell there are a couple of reasons. Firstly to cover up the failure of their tree planting policy, and secondly because the end of their first 100 days approaches with sweet eff all done. They needed a weapon of mass distraction: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was []

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07:15

Chris Trotter: Think very carefully before changing your leader Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If National is to draw just one lesson from Labours experience in opposition, then it must surely be: think very carefully before changing your leader.  
Making the right choices is the hardest thing to do in politics. Conversely, making the wrong ones is dangerously easy.

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07:00

Liz Jones: It isnt feminismits betraying your voters Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Award winning British columnist Liz Jones has some brutal words for Jacinda Adern and all the gushing going on: The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, is expecting a baby in June, making her the first world leader since 1990 to expect a child while in office and by far the most annoying. []

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06:30

Corporate bludger finally manages to get their skyrocket into orbit Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

One of our biggest corporate bludgers has finally managed to get their skyrocket into orbit: Rocket Lab has successfully launched its second flight as well as launching three mini-satellites into a low Earth orbit. Yesterday the company tried six times to launch its rocket, with one attempt stopping 60 seconds before take off due to a []

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06:00

Shhhdont tell anyone, lets hide payments to iwi during Christmas rush Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The government has paid another $370 million to top up full and final Treaty settlements to Ngai Tahu and Tainui. They also snuck it through without announcement before Christmas. So much for Jacinda Arderns pledge for greater transparency in government. Two iwi have quietly been paid huge top-ups, totalling $370 million, to their supposed full and final Treaty []

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05:49

A GREENIE ON THE GREENS No Minister

Kiwipolitico is a left leaning blog with more than tinge of Green.    Their criticism of the Green's list selection process cannot therefore be dismissed lightly.   I have taken the liberty of reproducing the article written by 'Pablo' below ....

12 weeks after the election the Green Partys 14th ranked candidate in 2017 opts out of politics and joins a morning television program. Shortly after the election it is discovered that one of their new MPs fudged her credentials as a human rights lawyer.  Another successful newcomer has a more established social media presence than the business experience she claims to have. The former co-leader was ousted after volunteering (at whose behest is still a mystery) that she committed benefit and electoral fraud when younger.  

The first three people replaced seasoned politicians such as Kennedy Graham, who capably handled his MP responsibilities.    Mojo Mathers, an eloquent champion of the disabled, just missed out entering parliament at number 9 on the list, having been leapfrogged by neophytes at numbers 7 and 8). Two of the three new candidates mentioned above come from well-to-do Auckland backgrounds (which is a stretch from the traditional Greens grassroots) and share with the third (another Aucklander) a complete lack of political experience other than undergraduate degrees and campaigning for office. The unsuccessful list candidate-turned-TV-bubblehead recently is quoted as saying that her single greatest moment was to be invited onto a TV dancing show rather that being selected as a candidate for a party that she once said she felt passionate about.

Let me clear that I am sure that the ACT Party attracts weirdos and self-aggrandized liars in droves, and that even the two major parties and NZ First could well have people with inflated resumes and/or dubious backgrounds on their MP rosters. But I expect more from the Greens because they are supposed to be the truth that speaks to power in parliament and the idealists who hold parliamentary cynics in check as well as keep Labour honest from the Left side of the table. So I am a bit disappointed by how things played out in the run up and aftermath of the election.

Beyond the fact that all the list shake ups in 2017 manage...

05:30

Daily Crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to our Daily Crossword.

Readers have requested a daily crossword and stated that the only reason they maintained a subscription to the NZ Herald or other newspapers was for a daily crossword.

We have now sourced a quality crossword provider, the same provider who provides many crosswords to media outlets for print. It is available for ALL readers who have a subscription package with Whaleoil.

Now you can safely cancel your newspaper subscription as your final remaining reason to keep it has now gone. Instead, you can sign up for one of our subscription packages and enjoy crosswords online on Whaleoil.

If demand is sufficient we can extend what we offer to other puzzles like Sudoku as well. Let us know.

The Crossword is now only available for subscribers only. 

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05:15

If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you want to update your credit card details click here. If you want to upgrade or change your subscription click here. You can easily upgrade between subscription levels at any time by visiting your account page. When upgrading your subscription, it will be prorated based on the amount you have already paid and how much time is left on your []

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05:00

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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04:30

Faces of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Muslim Beauty blogger reveals her UGLY side by refusing to accept a Revlon award from Jewish, Israeli star Gal Gadot. Gal is the face of Wonder Woman, feminism, and empowerment. And yet, she doesnt stand for the empowerment of everyone and shes very vocal on matters that disproportionately oppress women and children. It doesnt add up. said []

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04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is patrician (noun) 1. A person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes. 2. A member of an aristocracy; an aristocrat. 3. A member of one of the noble families of the ancient Roman Republic, which before the third century bc had exclusive rights to the Senate and the magistracies. 4. []

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04:00

Cartoon for Today 22/01/2018 The Inquiring Mind

04:00

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 22 18For it is good to keep these sayings in your heart and always ready on your lips.

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Sunday, 21 January

21:00

Late Movie Q Planes 1939 The Inquiring Mind

Great cast, Olivier, Richardson in a comedy thriller from just before WWII

20:00

What is Trumpism? The Inquiring Mind

From the BBC an item on what is Trumpism. Worth a look. Perhaps best summed up by this:-

Trumpism is what the president believes on any particular moment on any particular day about any particular subject, says Ron Christie, a Republican analyst who worked in the White House of George W Bush.

In the last paragraphs, Jon Sopel writes:-

there are the fights that he gets into. Distractions, says Haley Barbour.

He gives the press something bad that usually smothers his good story, he says.

So if you ask, is there a Trumpian way of doing things? The answer is an emphatic yes. It will be noisy and loud. It will involve a lot of argument and shouting. It will also, of course, be the best ever.

But is there such a thing as Trumpism? Well that might be stretching it. But in November 2016, the American people werent voting for a philosopher or intellectual. They wanted someone who would get things done.

Perhaps that is the case. Yet the article leaves some key questions unanswered:-

  • the growth of intolerance
  • Trumps trashing of constitutional norms
  • his shady ethics
  • his destruction of Americas standing in the world
  • his racism
  • his wilful, nay prideful ignorance

19:43

Ho Ho Ho No Minister


Both these men are 71 years old.

19:30

BBC: Trump and how he uses Twitter. The Inquiring Mind

Trump on Twitter. An interesting article based on analysis of Trumps 2600+ tweets in 2017.

Worth reading in full.

Note the many contradictions in the comments.

Then finish up with the quiz.

17:00

Worst Fans Ever Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stephen Merchant explains awful fans.

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16:30

Daily Roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Ass flavour?   Apparently, you dont have to be a people smuggler to make money off Fakugees.  

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16:19

RNZ:- Robertson asks students to dob in dodgy landlords The Inquiring Mind

If you have a rental property, be afraid, very afraid this man is demonising you and encouraging your persecution:-

Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance opens the book after the election. Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2017.

Mr Robertson invited students to get in touch if they believed a landlord was raising rents illegally, and within 10 hours, he said, he had received dozens of reports.

There are rules in the residential tenancies act about not putting rent up above the market rate, and we are looking very closely at some of the examples that have been put to us today to see if they would breach that act.

It appears some landlords are taking advantage of people in a very tight rental market it feels like this is a bit of exploitation of some pretty vulnerable groups of people.

Some years ago, we owned a rental property we sold it after 3 years, as even with then tax law we lost money consistently.

Recent moves by Government, both National and Labour, coupled with actions by Wellington Council makes the likelihood of  poor returns even greater.

It is likely that many of the complaints will prove to be ill founded, but on social media the haters have been out in force condemning all landlords as appalling and demanding rent control. Which would make a bad situation even worse.

16:02

RNZ: Arderns Virtue Signalling The Inquiring Mind

In a report on Labours caucus meeting we had some rather unnecessary virtue signalling, but unsurprising. In fact seemed contrived:-

The Prime Minister also signalled that she was planning to donate some of her maternity leave money to Plunket.

It will be a donation that hopefully reflects that I am in a special set of circumstances, Ms Ardern said.

Of course it made the Six OClock News, thus keeping Ardern front and centre in the public mind.

So yes contrived and manipulative.

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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15:00

No one knew about our PMs pregnancy Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

No one knew huh? It must be just a complete co-incidence then that there were media articles about making parliament more baby friendly and lots of photos of Speaker Trevor Mallard clutching babies inside parliament.    

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14:30

Talofa Chris Hipkins and Jacinda Ardern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

From: [Redacted] Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 Subject: Why we need South Auckland Middle School To: chris.hipkins@parliament.govt. nz, jacinda.ardern@parliament. govt.nz Talofa Chris Hipkins & Jacinda Ardern, I have now had three of my daughters attend South Auckland Middle School (Charter School) and have had the opportunity to attend a number of prize givings for the school. I []

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14:12

THE VETERAN'S POLL PREDICTOR No Minister

Fired up my steam driven poll predictor this morning and this is what it came up with for the next round of polls ...

Labour to enjoy a bump caused by the bump in St Jacinda and the fact that it's summer? and people normally feel positive in the summertime.  

National to register a small decline.   MIA (except for Judith Collins) and not helped by the attempts of another blogger to dump on a number of MPs that he sees as a threat to Judith Collins.

The Greens to continue to hover around the 9-10% mark simply because that's their bottom-line base once you edit out the fallout from the Me Tu affair reflected in the election result.

Winston First to drop below the 5% threshold as his own brand of dirty politics comes home to bite.

MOE stuff for everyone else.

E&OE

You read it first.

14:00

Sh*thole is a common military word Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post: A neighbour of mine is a retired US man and for Trump.  He sent me this about sh*t holes. It may well be that the source of the term is from a military context.  See below. 1. If your boss tells you to update your Gamma Globulin, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dysentery, Tetanus and []

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13:30

Wellington civil servant complains about the impact of governments policies on her life Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A twenty-six-year-old civil servant in Wellington has been hard hit by the consequences of our new Labour governments policies. I suspect the person interviewed for the article voted Labour or Green so is reluctant to lie the blame squarely where it belongs. When public servants cant afford to live in Wellington its pretty [redacted]. My []

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13:00

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

The Ayatollah had nothing on our tradies Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Ayatollah Khomeini famously said that there is no humour in Islam. Khomeinis trademark scowl tended to prove his point. Yet, the Islamic theocrat was a whacky jokester, in comparison with Australian tradesmen. Palaszczuk apologises to tradies over ad Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised over an ad featuring a tradie riding a pink childs bicycle []

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11:30

A Consent App. Thanks Modern Feminism! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A sexual consent app is being designed which claims to be a binding agreement which would stand up in court. But lawyers are sceptical, with one calling it offensive and its validity meaningless. Legal Fling is an app which allows partners to note down their dos and donts before having sex. A person can choose []

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11:00

Go Golly, Go! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Defending the indefensible seems futile when self-appointed spokies for the cause use very public platforms to denigrate detractors from the get-go. So it is with some trepidation that I defend poor Golly. When opinion is offered forth in columns it is always as well to remember a personally-held view does not a fact make, and []

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10:30

Cold Charity Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A few weeks ago, I was at a retirement dinner at a smart restaurant with a large party of people. There was a card on the table from an organisation called Dineaid. The idea is that $2 is added to the bill for each table, and the money goes to food banks and City Missions []

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10:00

View From Your Window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo was taken December 2017 in Geraldine in the evening. I had just finished putting up blinds to keep the sun out of the conservatory. Notice the kowhai, lavender and lemons outside. window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My Window in the subject line.

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09:30

This is just wrong Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This is just totally wrong A TVNZ video promoting its short films has caused disgust and inspired an ASA complaint after showing a woman being continually interrupted while trying to masturbate. Girl Interrupted: the Masty, screened on YouTube similarly to promotional content part of Television New Zealands New Blood short film initiative prior []

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08:30

Liam Hehir on conservatism, religion and Jacindas baby Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

An interesting perspective, that somewhat matches mine, from Liam Hehir over the news that Jacinda Ardern is having a baby: When the news broke about the prime ministers pregnancy, Internet people asked me if I was upset about it. Why would I be upset? Is it because, as a Christian, I should be angry that []

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08:00

Feminism should mean more choices not less for our PM Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

John Key was part of a cult of personality but New Zealand has seen nothing yet. PM Jacinda Ardern is being held up as a poster girl /role model /celebrity for Millenials, Social Justice Warriors and Third-wave feminists. The pressure on her to be politically correct in all that she does will be enormous. Already statements []

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07:30

Meet the members of the UN Human Rights Council Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

via UN Watch: Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights: Democratic Republic of Congo Expertise in human rights: President remains in power in violation of constitution as democratic elections postponed; suppression of []

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07:00

Fran OSullivan: The truth is, Trump has (so far) been good for US business. Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It looks like Fran OSullivan hasnt been sipping from her Kool-Aid cup at the Herald. Shes written a refreshing column that outlines some home truths about the Trump presidency. To get it past the editor though she had to have a slash in the first few paragraphs. Ive trimmed those off for you. The truth []

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06:30

Bigger and worse than Watergate: FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials revealed Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Breitbart reports on the unfolding scandal that is likely to bring down big name Democrats: Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a shocking classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump []

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06:00

Robbo goes full Muldoon and threatens landlords Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Grant Robertson has gone full Muldoon, threatening landlords and promising to name and shame them over rent increases. Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson says he will make an example of any landlords found to be illegally raising their rents to exploit students. From 1 January, the cap on student allowance and living cost loans rose by []

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05:30

Daily Crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to our Daily Crossword. Readers have requested a daily crossword and stated that the only reason they maintained a subscription to the NZ Herald or other newspapers was for a daily crossword. We have now sourced a quality crossword provider, the same provider who provides many crosswords to media outlets for print. It is []

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05:00

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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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is instauration (noun) 1. Renovation; restoration. 2. The institution or establishment of something. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : English instauration comes directly from the Latin noun instaurtin- (stem of instaurti) renewal, repetition, a derivative of instaurre to renew, repeat, originally to set up stakes or poles (in building), []

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Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 21 18 The wicked are punished in place of the godly, and traitors in place of the honest.

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