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Wednesday, 13 September

16:30

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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16:00

Guess who dont like the idea of free doctors visits? Doctors Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Cheaper or free GP visits sound like a great idea, but some doctors in Marlborough fear the pre-election promises could put extra demand on already strained practices. Marlborough has long suffered from a lack of GPs, with some clinics having to turn away new enrolments while others have struggled to hire new doctors. And just []

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15:30

Morrinsville farmers to protest the Traitor in their midst Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Waikato farming leaders are rallying their rural reserves for a protest against what they call continued attacks on rural New Zealand in Labour leader Jacinda Arderns home town of Morrinsville. The protest on September 18 is being organised by Federated Farmers Waikato provincial president Andrew McGiven and Morrinsville farmer Lloyd Downing. McGiven said farmers were []

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15:00

Jacinda Ardern says that Neoliberalism has failed: Time for a history lesson Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

[] Neoliberalism traditionally describes the political shift in the 1980s towards privatisation of government services, a focus on individual freedoms over collective good, and a general glorification of market principles. [] New Zealand has been served well by interventionist governments. That actually its about making sure that your market serves your people its a poor []

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14:30

Labour insults Maori with Jacindas republic plans. Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

  Maori are upset with Jacinda Ardern floating her republic ideas out loud. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has upset the Maori Party by saying shes a republican and there should be a debate about New Zealands status. Britains The Times newspaper, four days ago, reported Ms Ardern as saying she would seek to encourage a []

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14:21

I Can't Work Out......... No Minister

........ how Jacinda Arden thought she could win an election by taxing the shit out of middle NZ.

Can any student of political history point to the last time a western democracy elected a leader on a platform of a vast array of new taxes, the amount of which would all be decided after the election?

Yes, I know the election is still a couple of weeks away and the writing on the wall so far is 'only one poll' but the riddle remains unanswered.

I have a theory.

I reckon it's the poofter coward deputy up to his old tricks.  Remember how he was in like Flash Gordon to nominate the filly as Labour leader?  After she lost the election, he was going to slide effortlessly into the leadership and be assured of an easy win in 2020.

Of course, never in a million years did he think her popularity would take off the way it did, so he suddenly needed to knock her down a peg or two.  What better way than to persuade her that his taxation policies are election winners?     Aaaaaaaaah.   All he has to do now is sit back and wait for the post election caucus meeting at which he can move for a spill on account of her losing the unloseable election.

Mind you, the unions might have something to say about that mightn't they?

Hell, with any luck they'll reinstall Little.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

14:00

Is the baby boomer generation truly the happy generation? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post:  From The Social Report 2016 Te prongo oranga tangata These graphs are from a report published by the Ministry of Social Development. The first graph shows that suicide rates peaked around 2000. In both relative (suicides per 100 000 people) and absolute terms, the total number of suicides are lower than 2000. Figure []

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13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Wanderlust:Plose from FilmSpektakel on Vimeo.

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13:00

Is it possible to decimate the Greens? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

While many of you would have been popping the bubbly after the latest poll thinking that you are out of the woods now and National will get in, I was more excited about the possibility of the Greens getting below 5%. When you look at the poll you have to ask yourself where the support []

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12:30

Map of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Map of the Alpha and Beta quadrants from Star Trek Click here for larger view

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12:15

Food in schools? A possible solution Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post I was listening to Red Radio on my way home from work and heard John Campbell referring to an interview which aired earlier in the day about the charity Kidscan and children being fed at school. Mr C read out the feedback of one listener who said that it shouldnt be left to []

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12:00

Mardi Langwich week: Te Ray-Oh Mowe-re Orah Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest post  CONTROVERSY ALERT! ITS MAORI LANGUAGE WEEK and Im a supporter of Maori language. I always have been; ever since a Ngai Tahu kaumatua took an interest in my interest in ancient Maori culture sitting there at the Canterbury museum drawing intricate Maori carvings hour after hour into a sketch book on my lap. []

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11:31

This is why were #backingbill The Inquiring Mind

Yet again Ele summarises key issues in this campaign. Concern over Labours wedge political strategy and their attacks on key drivers of our economy and the rural sector may well explain last nights TV3 result, which while devastating for Paddy Gower was good news for others.

Those of us who live in the real world and talk to people who work very hard for their living and own small businesses know just how they are worried by Labours tax plans which appoint to confiscation of effort and of negating aspirations to get ahead.

Labour seeks to increase inequality not to reduce it. Many of their measures are based on envy of effort and of success.

Homepaddock

Prime Minister Bill English had a very clear message in Ashburton yesterday:

. . .We want to achieve higher environmental standards and apparently no ones thought of this until about six weeks ago. Its all new, apparently, lifting the quality of water in our rivers  brand new idea, he said.

All that tells you is they [opposition parties] take no notice of you. They have no idea what you do, how you do it or why youre so good at it.

Were backing you.

Farmers were being lectured by people who did not understand the regions and National was committed to both raising productivity and environmental standards.

Any politician who does not know about the intensive, difficult, critical, collaborative work thats gone on around water quality must be living on another planet, he said.

It will be cash sucked out of your business, taken out of this region, sent off to Wellington and people

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11:30

Gower on Labours bad poll result Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Patrick Gower is spot on with his analysis: It is official: Labour has been swallowed up by a tax vortex of its own making. The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll showing a rise by National shows its relentless attacks are beating Labours relentless vagueness. Nationals scare tactics are working. Labours vagueness on tax is not working. []

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11:20

Not Just A Raving Socialist Lunatic....... No Minister

....... but a poofter kiddy fiddler as well.   Not bad for a Democrat.

This is the genius who introduced an income tax for the citizens and companies of Seattle, only to see his city's largest employer, Amazon, immediately relocate its head quarters to another state where such folly does not prevail..

What is it about socialists that makes them think people who create wealth are a golden goose which can be raped at will to buy votes from the ignorant masses who wouldn't know a day's work if it bit them on the arse?

As we speak, one of them is trying to gain access to the ninth floor in the Beehive.

To be charitable, Mayor Murray of Seattle showed a thousand times more class than did Mayor Brown of Auckland.  One is left to wonder why Brown failed to introduce an Auckland City income tax.

11:00

Quote of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Steve Joyce comes good: To believe it wouldnt be any higher than that youd have to believe firstly that a Labour Government would spend less than a National Government, youd have to believe that Labour would deliver two $0 budgets and youd have to believe that all these proposed taxes would have no impact []

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10:30

Photo of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This is Not a Love Surgery  Warning this story may make you feel uncomfortable. James Caird Burt is a former American gynaecologist who was sometimes nicknamed the Love Surgeon. One of his patients recalled: after he delivered my baby, I did not wake up for 2 days, and he kept me hospitalized for a week. []

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10:23

Cartoons about the rivalry between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English liberation

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10:00

Does Jacinda Ardern really want Jeremy Corbyns endorsement? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A few days ago Jacinda Ardern was ecstatic about an endorsement from Jeremy Corbyn: Jacinda Ardern has received a message of support from her British counterpart Jeremy Corbyn. The UK Labour leader endorsed Ardern in a video posted on Twitter by TVNZ broadcaster Jack Tame. Jacinda, all the best in the election, Corbyn said. Make []

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09:00

They Warned Us Thered Be Hate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Well, its happened. They warned us. Ever since Tony Abbott announced a plebiscite on same-sex marriage in Australia, opponents have hysterically warned that it would unleash a tidal wave of hatred and bigotry. And they were right. They just forgot to tell us that it would be them. Australia will be one of the only Western []

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08:30

In defence of the White Male Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We live in a civilised country where there is a democracy and equal rights and free speech and we have mainly white males to thank for those privileges. White males went off to war to defend democracy and paid with their lives. White male politicians supported Kate Sheppard and her suffragettes. New Zealand was the []

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08:00

The true scale of Labours lies Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post Most of us will lie; sooner or later, for one reason or another. Its the scale of the lie that matters and Labour are lying: Bigly. Why would they do that? How would they expect to get away with lying to the public? Well, a certain Austrian fellow once said something on the []

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07:37

LIKE HELL WE NEED SUCH RUBBISH. No Minister



In yet another "captains call" the NZ peoples princess is now promising to set up a new TV station using the nest of socialist vipers presently inhabiting Radio NZ as the basis.
As if state owned and funded TVNZ is not doing a splendid enough job already in advancing the progressive agenda

Does this little country needs any more fake news purveyors? of course not
The pretty little thing wants it modelled on the BBC and the ABC although so far has not told us whether it is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation presently federally funded with over a billion tax dollars a year, or the US one.
I suspect the former as it does such a splendid job of advancing progressive politics. It was a serious factor in the  demolition of Tony Abbott but is somewhat restrained in its attacks on Turnbull as he is deemed almost acceptable. No surprises  there.

New Zealand is smaller than Yorkshire or Queensland in population, and needs for another state funded and politically directed  television network are nonsensical.
Will any media person presently employed either by state or commercial entities critiscise, of course not, they will only see expanded opportunity to do the socialist bidding as they train for the lucrative jobs as media managers to get the message out whether as  copy writers or presenters.

The Australian Broadcaster is very biased towards socialist crim hugging, Islam supporting ideology and totally in the pocket of the union dominated ALP.

In serious defiance of its charter obligations to be fair and balanced,  it is a rare event to hear a right of center opinion and when they do succumb to a minimal degree of possible even handed approach there is a veritable cavalry like panel to launch attacks on the hapless person before any damage occurs.

Do we need it, no, but when it comes to pass they could use excerpts of Ardern's address to the World Socialist Youth (Communist) gathering as Chairman in 2009 one year after she became a NZLP list MP, as introductory footage.
After all by then she will be well on her way to succeed President Helen Clark as "President"of the most successful agricultural source of food for the world, as it follows the nation with the largest petroleum reserves into liquidation.

07:30

More dodgy Labour spending plans Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour announced their light rail plans to the adoring lefty media luvvies. They were instantly proclaimed geniuses for proposing light rail down the middle of one of Auckland busiest thoroughfares. Now there is a snagLabour actually has a $6 billion hole in their funding plans for the railand actually want Auckland Council to pay for []

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07:00

So, if it wasnt IRD then who was the leaker Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

IRD has confirmed that no leaks came from them regarding Winston Peters private tax and superannuation arrangements. Inland Revenue has concluded an investigation and found its staff members were not the source of a leak of Winston Peters private information. The department said it does not hold the information about Peters superannuation that became public, []

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06:45

Comment of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mikev wrote So Ardern claims Neoliberalism has failed & Interventionist governments have served NZ well. This is a timely reminder how green & lacking in worldly experience she is. She was 4 years old when arguably NZs most interventionist Government was kicked out of office. Under Muldoon, telephones took 6 months to connect in some []

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06:30

No Ban For Home Buyers With Chinky Sounding NamesFor Now Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When Labour announced it would ban foreign nationals from buying homes in New Zealand, it was pointed out they couldnt actually do that. New Zealand has Free Trade Agreements with Korea, China and Singapore, as well as possible other countries, that preclude us from banning their citizens from our housing market. It cant be done. []

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06:00

Latest Newshub poll good for Nats, not so much for Labour Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Newshubs latest poll has the National party well in front with Labour 10 points behind. The real bad news for the left though is that the Greens are below 5% and possibly out of parliament. The latest Newshub-Reid research poll* shows that National has climbed to 47.3% an increase of 4% from just over []

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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

The damage caused to the Green party by this woman and her insane colleagues shows no sign of being forgiven. The Green Party has been in every Parliament since 1999, but unless the party can turn Newshubs latest poll result around, this year its streak could end. The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll has the Greens []

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04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is fructify (verb) To make fruitful or productive. To bear fruit. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Mid-14th century., bear fruit, from Old French fructifiier bear fruit, grow, develop (12th century), from Late Latin fructificare bear fruit, from Latin fructus fruit, crops; profit, enjoyment (from PIE root *bhrug- to []

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04:30

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 13 14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

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Tuesday, 12 September

22:29

Midnight Movie Farewell My Lovely The Inquiring Mind

Robert Mitchum superb as Philip Marlowe


19:55

Its only one poll The Inquiring Mind

Perhaps the media have been underestimating the intelligence of the electorate. Given Gowers bias, he was clearly devastated.

Homepaddock

Newshub political editor Patrick Gower tweeted:

The poll showed:

Dramatic maybe, but not devastating if you want a strong economy and the sustainable social services and environmental protection and enhancement that depend on it.

It is of course only one poll, but a very welcome reversal of the trend of other recent ones.

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19:01

NZers Are Waking Up No Minister

Tonight's TV3 Reid poll indicates that the worm may be on the turn.

Could it be that Kiwis are waking up to the fact that their standard of living is seriously threatened by the Marxist policies of the horse with teeth?

  • National 47.3% (+4.0%)
  • Labour 37.8% (-1.6%)
  • Green 4.9% (-1.2%)
  • NZ First 6.0% (-0.6%)
  • Maori 1.1% (+0.1%)
  • ACT 0.5% (-0.1%)
  • Opportunities 1.6% (-0.3%)
Projected Seats
  • National 61
  • Labour 49
  • Green 0
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 2
  • NZ First 8
  • Total 121

16:30

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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16:00

TOP to out-tax even the Labour party Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Forget a half-baked sugar tax, The Opportunities Party plans to tax all unhealthy foods to help New Zealanders save money while making good choices about what they put into their bodies. A Traffic light approach to food classification is a central part of TOPs health policy released this morning. Health experts will scientifically assess and []

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15:30

Two brothers, one 27, the other 24. Greens will give free mental health services to only one of them Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Green Party in government will fund free counselling for all New Zealanders aged 25 and under as part of a $260 million youth mental health package. Free counselling for any young person who wants to talk about the ups and downs they are experiencing with a trained professional will make a huge difference to []

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14:50

THE DIFFERENCE IS?? No Minister



For well over a decade the Media Party and their socialist army in many guises spent many hours fruitlessly trying to make capital over John Key's actions in 1981 when under a rather inept Muldoon Government tried to manage the entirely lawful Springbok tour that the leftwing, unions and fellow travellers manipulated as a cause with mostly illegal opposition to deny a massive number of loyal NZ citizens their civic rights.

Key was graduating Canterbury University in 1981 BCom to then go to work and it was entirely possible he was not either in favour or in opposition to the Rugby team from a country a lot less racist than the wet dream of Socialists c2017 and an incomprehensible attitude to Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe under a murderous thug called Mugabe.

So many hours and hours in pursuit of nothing by way of evidence!

Back the bus up six years and in 1975 National used a video of dancing cossacks in a campaign targeted at a real fear of Communism. A bit of history that is still denounced today as rather over the top electoral tactical effort entirely appropriate in those days before Thatcher and Reagan convinced Gorbachov to tear down that wall.

Today Whaleoil in a post on Leighton Smith put up at 0800 hrs with Smith trying to buck the trend that Jacinda is a breath of fresh air and a new approach to politics with a very revealing Video of her addressing a socialist youth gathering.
In seven minutes and eighteen seconds the lady of the moment is heard to reveal herself with fifteen uses of the word Comrade, many attacks on "Neo liberalism" and calls to advance the socialist army in its assault on western democratic values.

That was in 2009 and she was a Labour List  member of the NZ parliament from 2008.

The action to use The 1981 tour as a weapon against Key was three decades past and almost beyond  memory for any realistic evidence,  this little bit of blatant communist fervour is within living memory for all voters yet while many know of its existence it is graphic evidence that will never make it to the corrupt MSM in their Media Party Campaign c2017.

14:30

The polls, and why they are wrong Part 2 Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest post The discussion generated by my article Why the polls are wrong was robust and I thought very insightful so much so that I would like to share some of those comments with you and speculate (tin foil hat time!) about what it all means. patriot wrote: Colmar Brunton rang me Tuesday night. []

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14:00

A wheely good deal? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Dubbed the cars for cheese deal in Brussels, the new JEFTA removes almost all tariffs on Japanese cars and EU dairy products traded between the parties. [] But whilst Tokyo could expect to see a significant windfall in terms of more of its cars on European roads, it is unclear that the EUs plans are []

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13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Rolling Mill from Dillon Hayes on Vimeo.

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13:00

Male and female gender roles exist inside Gay and Transgender relationships Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

No matter how hard the traditional family is attacked and no matter how determined the attack is on male and female gender roles they are so hard wired into our psyche that even gay relationships and Transgender relationships unwittingly follow them. Here are three examples to prove my point. In Australia a graphic novel called []

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12:30

Map of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Map of Nuclear-Armed States of the World Click here for larger view

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12:00

Steve dildoface Joyce is right, but nobody is listening anymore Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Labour Party needs to be much more upfront with New Zealanders than it is being in its so-called 100 day plan, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. Whats most noticeable about this piece of paper is the things Labour has failed to mention, Mr Joyce says. For example, there is no mention of []

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11:30

Herald editorial provides a momentary appearance of reason Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

  Very few Aucklanders outside of Otahuhu probably knew the monument existed, and few of those familiar with it could probably have named the person is memorialises, Colonel Marmaduke George Nixon, or why he deserves to be remembered. But the initiator of the petition, a Labour Party official, Shane Te Pou, says, He embodies the []

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11:00

Do Bill English and Jacinda Ardern realise euthanasia (and suicide) is a conscience issue? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern is all snippy with Simon OConnor for daring to challenge her with his own viewsso is Bill English: At a rally at parliament yesterday, Ms Ardern told the crowd that it was devastating that more than 600 New Zealanders killed themselves last year. She also spoke of her best friends brother who took []

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10:30

Photo of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Anna Elisabeth Michel. Over a 10-month period, Fathers Renz and Alt carried out 67 one-hour exorcism sessions with Anneliese. Audio recordings from the sessions reveal their efforts as well as how Annelieses voice was distorted, the sounds she made, and the growls and other utterances that she made in response to the religious ritual. Anneliese []

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10:00

People are stupid and it appears left wingers and Maori are more stupid than others Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

People are stupid: A picture of a billboard that has gone viral on social media has been confirmed as a fake by a spokesperson from the National Party. Clark Hennesey, the campaign communications Manager for the National Party says, Its not one of our signs, and it looks fake/photoshopped to me. I cant even tell []

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09:19

A Song For The Times Bowalley Road




 We will not give up. We will not give in. We will not give way, because the hour is too late, the threats are multiplying. The storm is rising and the Green Party is the only party that is ready and willing to meet it.

James Shaw - Green Party Leader


Video of The Doors Riders On The Storm courtesy of YouTube


This posting is exclusive to Bowalley Road.

09:00

Nursing nowadays a response to our guest post Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post Your guest post by the Registered Nurse who has become a patient strikes so many chords for me.  Although I am a generation earlier, and did my training on the wards, not in the Polytechnic, much of what she says resonates with me. We did twelve weeks on the ward, followed by six []

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08:51

Let's Elect A Progressive Government With The Politics Of Addition - Not Subtraction. Bowalley Road

The Politics Of Addition: The objective of all intelligent and compassionate citizens entering the polling-booths between now and 7:00pm on 23 September cannot be as narrow and sectarian as dragging the neoliberal Labour Party leftwards. The most important task, at this crucial moment in our countrys history, is for progressives of every ideological persuasion to provide both Labour and the Greens with the votes they need to take New Zealand forwards.

THE BIG QUESTION confronting progressive voters in this election is: how do they elect a genuine centre-left government? Is this best achieved by abandoning the Greens and delivering the entire progressive vote to Labour? Or, should at least some progressive voters step off the Jacinda Train and re-board the Greens thereby delivering Labour a reliable and ideologically compatible coalition partner? Neither of these options are as politically straightforward as they seem. Predicting the behaviour of our friends can be every bit as difficult as anticipating the actions of our foes.

Perhaps the most reliable barometer of voter intentions is RNZs Poll of Polls (PoP). The most recent of these puts the Greens on 5.4 percent perilously close to the 5 percent MMP threshold. Even if all of this support flowed to Labour, currently at 41.8 percent in the PoP, however, the result (47.2 percent) would be insufficient to land it on the Treasury Benches. And, of course, not every last Green voter would abandon their party for Labour, making it even less likely that Labour could form a centre-left government on its own.

The veteran left-wing activist, John Minto, is very clear about how progressive voters should resolve this problem:

In the current political situation only the Green Party has a realistic chance of dragging the neo-liberal Labour Party significantly to the left in a post-election government. Without the Greens, Labour will tinker here and tinker there, while leaving the free market...

08:30

And thats a wrap: Full Book review of Own Your Future Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I wish that elections were fought purely on policy. If every party had a book that clearly laid down not their vision and values but the problems as they see them and their policy solutions then we could all make informed decisions based on facts, not emotions. I really hate how we are heading towards []

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08:00

Sit back and enjoy the ride, nothing can possibly go wrong, go wong, go wr Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Since NZ seems to thoughtlessly follow every trend out of the USA, I wonder how long it will be before we have legislation about autonomous vehicles? The mere fact that Congress tortured the English language to come up with the short title to this new act as SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the []

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07:30

Dirty Politics Podcast Episode 10 Why is Bill English dead set useless Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to episode 10 of our Dirty Politics Podcasts. In this episode, Simon Lusk and I discuss Bill English and why he is deadset useless.   These podcasts are free to everyone for the first month. After that, I will be rolling out a new subscription level for people to subscribe to which will allow you to []

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07:18

To Remain The Same, New Zealand Must Change. Bowalley Road

It's Time! The cumulative effect of New Zealand politicians' twenty-year failure to keep strong a generalised faith in the possibility of a better future, has been to set up an election this election in which victory will be claimed by the political leader who convinces a majority of New Zealanders that if they want their country to remain the same, then everything will have to change.

NEW ZEALANDERS REQUIRE a lot of persuading to embrace change. Its a bitter truth for radicals of every stripe to swallow, but New Zealand is an inherently conservative country. Understanding the reasons why Kiwis are so anxious for things to stay the same is, therefore, the essential first lesson for those seeking to change them.

The most important driver of conservative attitudes is having something to lose. Thats why the clich, theres nothing more dangerous than a person with nothing left to lose, is wrong. The most dangerous people in the world are not the dispossessed, but those who believe their possessions are about to be taken from them. The defining emotion of human-beings who have lost everything is despair. The emotions that define those who believe they are about to be dispossessed are fear and rage very often murderous rage. Its the reason why revolutions almost always descend into civil wars.

Herein lies the paradox for the change-makers. Their best chance of radically reforming society comes when those teetering on the edge of poverty or even of becoming appreciably less affluent convince themselves that theyre on the point of falling. It is among those most anxious about slipping down the social hierarchy that the promise of a particular kind of change resonates most strongly. The political movement and/or party that comes up with a programme of change which reassures the economically and socially vulnerable that their lives will stay the same is onto a winner.

One of the quirky aspects of New Zealands political culture is the degree to which its citizens factor-in the contribution their countrys eighty-year-old welfare state to the pe...

07:00

You must stop picking on Jacinda or you will hear from Clarke Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern is fast getting a reputation for being a snowflake and someone who needs other people to rush to her defence because people are being mean. Her partner, Clarke Gayford, has twice now got upset and hurty feelings because people are being mean to his princess. Clarke Gayford has waded into the political battlefield []

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06:51

A BEAUTIFUL PERSON, MAYBE TO SOME?. No Minister



I do not subscribe to the too often quoted assessment that Taxinderella is a beauty.
Nice hair, yes, a smidgen of youthful skin, yes again but those teeth and the substantial ears when the hair is pulled back, then it is the beauty to be reserved for parents and close relations.

Of course when lined up with the usual bunch of females who inhabit so much of the socialist landscape revelling in unfortunate degrees of the attractive  while largely eschewing the clear advantages of makeup, I guess Ardern has some assets on view.

To base the suitability as elected leader of the New Zealand increasingly fragile democracy on a warped view of beauty is shallow in the extreme but situation normal for a media that is drowning in a deficit of ability.

That said Ardern has a wonderful modus operandi to avoid anything that could reveal her astonishing lack of acumen as to what makes for a successful western democracy to function, with glib use of vague responses and clearly efficient communication skills in the face of an unquestioning media.
Her use of tears when confronted by a large number of shoes outside the Parliament to represent the country's less than admirable suicide rate was masterful but when viewed against other campaign tactics was revealed as shallow and artificial in light of the truth as I understand it.
When coupled with the alarming extension of abortion to far greater foetal development and the removal of that very fraught killing of the unborn from the crimes act then a faux regard for life so well expressed in the  staged shoes event is nonsensical, unethical and totally manipulative.

"Lets do this together" is another unchallenged facet of the Labour campaign to be revealed as  rather tawdry; with the divisive activities around ageist attacks on benefits and taxation, the destructive attitude to rural and provincial sectors, her outright bribery of students while making things harder for young entrepreneurs wanting to just go to work and succeed, making saving and growth  of personal asset creation dirty words and activity to be taxed out of any chance of a  successful result.
Suddenly "together" becomes a massive misrepresentation of what will continue this country's progress in an increasingly challenging real world of commercial success that has delivered under the management of the last nine years

An accurate campaign slogan for what is happening under the new brightline test could well be;
"lets restore equality by making everyone equally poor", that folks is what we have in store should shallow and incompetent become the focus.

06:30

Leighton Smith talks about Jacinda Ardern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Yesterday Leighton Smith made the observation (above) about Jacinda Ardern.   In that video he mentioned this video: The Spinoff, the cash for copy website loved by the lefties are aghast that some dare to highlight this bit of history of Jacinda Ardern. They constantly banged on about what John Key thought about the Springbok []

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06:00

The Morgan Score How to Measure Your Wild Cat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Morgan Score is New Zealands first trophy scoring system for Wild Cats. It is loosely based on the Douglas Score for Antlered Game, the Boone & Crocket Score and the Pope & Young Score. It is run by The Wild, the new outdoors blog we are putting together. We are still seeking sponsors for []

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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

Proof Bill English no longer has the clout he had a few months ago. Paddy Gower observes If you want evidence that National is losing its grip, look no further than Bill Englishs failure to slap down Simon OConnor. Bill English should have come out in the media today and criticised OConnors ill-advised Facebook rant. []

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04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is exasperation (noun) 1. The act or an instance of exasperating. 2. The state of being exasperated; frustrated annoyance. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1540s, from Late Latin exasperationem (nominative exasperatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exasperare roughen; irritate.

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04:30

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 12 14 Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

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