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Thursday, 12 July

19:00

Thursday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:30

So, you think youre tolerant? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Tech Thursday Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E12 Nobodys Fireproof The Inquiring Mind

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

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

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

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E08 The Shaft The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

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

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

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

17:30

#WalkAway fan site Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:10

New Zealands Inside Stories The Inquiring Mind

Homepaddock

New Zealand Story has just released the first three Inside Stories for its ongoing series promoting Aotearoa  the Global Film, Ingenuity Film, and Food & Beverage Film.

Each video is fronted by a range of highly acclaimed individuals including tech entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors and famous actors, and aims to bridge a narrative about New Zealand that isnt hobbits, the All Blacks and beautiful landscapes to the rest of the world.

Each of the three videos is connected to a wider campaign that provides authentic insight into New Zealand stories from the eyes of global and local identities. The campaign argues New Zealands reputation for outstanding natural beauty is only part of our story, and showcases our pool of artists, business people, entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators whose stories are just as awe-inspiring as our landscapes. . .

Its fair to say the rest of the world knows very little about New Zealand, and to get the point across NZ Story

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17:08

Free Speech Coalition has funds to take ACC to court The Inquiring Mind

Homepaddock

The Free Speech Coalition has succeeded in its first goal raising enough funds to take the Auckland City Council to court.

In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues.

Chris Trotter, who is supporting the Coalition, says, Thank you to every New Zealander who has dug deep to support such an important cause.

We had hoped to raise this money by 5pm Friday. However, within the first day of this campaign we have been completely swamped by people pledging money to the cause from $5 to $5,000.

Melissa Derby, another supporter of the Coalition, says, We look forward to setting a strong legal precedent that shows the use of publicly-owned venue cannot be dictated by the

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17:00

Dinesh points out the students hypocrisy about his white privilege Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S02 6/06 Get Me To The Church The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

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

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

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

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

16:30

Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:00

Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:30

Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:02

The Unsung Hero No Minister

Throughout the intense media scrutiny given to the Thai cave rescue, one person's truly extraordinary effort went largely, in my view, under-reported and unrecognised.

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15:00

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

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

14:30

You can tweet but you cant hide Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

RT reports that researchers have shown that we unconsciously reveal much more information about ourselves than we realise; both through what and how we write, and through the technology we use. Quote. Twitters metadata contains an array of revealing information on its users, a new study proves, and can be used to identify a user [] The post You can tweet but you cant hide appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

How to get a natural high from your food Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If the idea of using Prozac, Xanax or Valium to treat anxiety or depression is unappealing, there is an alternative and by the way, if you arent a cocaine user, why are you dispensing cocaine-like Ritalin to little Johnny when there is a natural alternative to treat his ADHD?  Quote: Dr Pauc is one of [] The post How to get a natural high from your food appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

Irans dance of shame Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The New York Times reports: Quote: TEHRAN Like many teenage girls, Maedeh Hojabri liked to dance in her bedroom, record it and post clips to Instagram. But Ms. Hojabri lives in Iran, where women are not allowed to dance, at least not in public. The 19-year-old was quietly arrested in May and her page was [] The post Irans dance of shame appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

For a better view click on map Womens Suffrage Mapped: The Year Women Got The Vote By Country (March 8, 2018) Well done New Zealand, how cool are we eh? The map above shows when women got the right to vote in each country around the world. 2018 marks the centenary of Womens suffrage in [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

MFAT have some explaining to do Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

What on earth are officials in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade doing promoting an event in favour of a one-state solution and an economic terrorist group that wants the world to boycott Israel? They even provided details of the date, time and place. The MFAT Facebook promotion is in complete opposition to [] The post MFAT have some explaining to do appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Gratitude, Palestinian style Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Fawning adulation from the Jew-hating left is not the only largesse the Palestinian Authority has extracted from Australians. Tens of millions of dollars both legitimate and not have been hoovered from the pockets of Australian taxpayers only to end up paying terrorists. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has finally grown a spine and put [] The post Gratitude, Palestinian style appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S03 E02 Mind My Maharajah The Inquiring Mind

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

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

10:45

Tommy Robinson Demonstration: We must protest peacefully Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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10:30

Santa baby Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It was always going to happen.  Now that we have a Prime Minister with a new baby, it seems it is time to make Parliament more family friendly. The Herald reports: Quote: One of Parliaments new parents, Kiri Allen, has argued for a cap on taxpayer-funded travel for MPs partners to be lifted for those with young [] The post Santa baby appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Bierbar, opposite gate F10, Vienna Airport NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Sadiq Khan shows Phil Goff how a mayor is supposed to support free speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This was an interesting discussion between Sadiq Khan and Piers Morgan over the baby blimp. It is interesting from the point of view of the current discussion regarding Phil Goffs actions. I dont agree with Sadiq Khan on almost anything, but on this he is right. It is a shame Phil Goff cant see [] The post Sadiq Khan shows Phil Goff how a mayor is supposed to support free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:18

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING 'COLD WAR' STORY No Minister

It's 1969.   A 23 year old hungover, homesick, US Sergeant mechanic, stole a C130 Hercules aircraft from its base at RAF Mildenhall in East Anglia in an attempt to get back home to his newly wed wife in Virginia.    He was not a pilot and while he talked about getting a private pilots license there are no records of him ever having done so.

It appears he may have been shot down over the English Channel.

Gueez, I have a CPL, multi-engine and instrument ratings and approaching 1,000 hours in my logbook but I would balk at getting into a C130 and going solo even if they paid me heaps.   While there is an element of truth in the old saying that 'if you can ride a bike you can probably fly a plane' and, while takeoffs can present challenges, it's the getting down that really matters remembering that every landing is a controlled crash.

 I note from the RAF radar tapes he was identified at FLs 80 and 90 and skirting cloud which would indicate he was flying VFR.   Hate to think what would have happened if he had flown into cloud and forced to go IFR.   He would have started to feel VERY lonely up there.  

You can read the whole story here   Clearly the incident was subject to a massive cover-up.

09:00

Digital image of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:30

Can Donald Trump teach Theresa May how to listen? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Like Bill English and now Simon Bridges, it seems that Theresa May has lost touch with her base. Sven Hughes at the Spectator suggests that perhaps Donald Trump can teach her how to listen again: Quote: Therell be talk of trade tariffs, Iranian nuclear weapons, Brexit and the embassy in Jerusalem. Of that you can [] The post Can Donald Trump teach Theresa May how to listen? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Am I a white supremacist? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

According to Bennett Morgan, a white supremacist group raised money to sue Auckland Council for refusing to allow Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux to speak at one of their venues. I donated to their fund. Does that make me a white supremacist? When there was a rally in Liverpool (my home town), England, to free [] The post Am I a white supremacist? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Rodney Hide: Goff opposes private property, individual freedom and, by extension, free speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Rodney Hide wonders why Phil Goff doesnt support free speech in his NBR column: Quote: We should not be at all surprised by Mayor Phil Goff banning Canadian far-right activists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from speaking at council venues. The only surprising thing is that it doesnt happen more often. Phil Goff is a [] The post Rodney Hide: Goff opposes private property, individual freedom and, by extension, free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

Kiwis just put their money where their mouths are Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The response to the brand new NZ Coalition for Free Speech asking for donations to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for denying Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern a tax-funded venue to speak in has been surprisingly heartening!  The required 50k was raised in 24 hours. What this shows is how ready Kiwis are to literally put their money where their mouths are.  Almost nothing is as important as the law of free expression in our nation, for on it hangs all our other freedoms.  Free speech and free thought are inextricably bound;  to censor speech legally by making certain views or utterances a crime is exactly the same impetus as seeking to prosecute citizens for thought crimes. The post Kiwis just put their money where their mouths are appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Stephen Franks on Goffs partisan abuse of political power Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stephen Franks is one of those genuine nice guys. He explains the serious nature of Phil Goffs illegal overriding of our free speech rights: Quote: I have agreed to be named on a website promoting a court challenge to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. He has claimed the power to decide which political views can be discussed in [] The post Stephen Franks on Goffs partisan abuse of political power appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:45

Radio NZ: Far-right speakers and the legal case Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On The Panel yesterday afternoon they discussed so-called far-right speakers and the legal case. Quote. After banning Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from speaking at council-owned venues Auckland City is now facing legal action from the Free Speech Coalition. Human Rights lawyer Michael Bott explains the Bill of Rights position on this and tells us [] The post Radio NZ: Far-right speakers and the legal case appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

A human rights lawyer explains in simple words even lefties can understand why they and Phil Goff are wrong Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Radio NZ has an opinion piece from Craig Tuck about why banning speech you dont agree with is counterproductive: Quote: Ideas cause reactions. An idea can incite or excite either for or against what is being said. However, the result is debate not hate. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, who cancelled a public [] The post A human rights lawyer explains in simple words even lefties can understand why they and Phil Goff are wrong appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:15

Most read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

06:08

GRRRRRRRRRRRR No Minister

Received a very nice letter in the mail yesterday from the constabulary inviting me to make a donation to the consolidated fund per courtesy of a newly installed speed camera positioned two km outside the Whangarei City limits (92k in an 80k zone at 1.15 am in the morning driving home from Hamilton).

Fair cop (I guess).    Wots harder to take is the unrelenting barrage of  'I told you so' from Mrs Veteran.  

06:00

Ministers vs Corrections Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Government ministers are now being contradicted by their chief executives. Radio NZ reports on the differences between the head of Corrections and ministerial statements in parliament. Quote: The head of Corrections has contradicted statements made by senior government ministers in Parliament, that a contract for the public private partnership (PPP) to build the new Waikeria [] The post Ministers vs Corrections appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:30

Mediawatch: Film Financing The Inquiring Mind

The audio looks at issues around Matt Nipperts articles.

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mwatch-20180708-0909-shining_a_light_on_our_movie_money-128.mp3

Mediawatch has a segment on the NZ Herald series on film financing:

The Weekend herald front page headlining the 'Inside Wellywood' investigative series.

The New Zealand Herald has revealed that subsidising movies made in New Zealand has skyrocketed in spite of little agreement about whether it pays off. Showcasing New Zealand is one of the goals too but some TV shows have contrived Kiwi content to secure financial help and one currently on air gets a break even though it showcases Fiji.More in the comprehensive article at the link

05:00

Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:30

Nine To Noon: Business Confidence falls The Inquiring Mind

RNZ

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180710-1122-business_confidence_tumbling-128.mp3

RNZs Economics correspondent, Patrick OMeara looks at whether the drop in business confidence is warranted, and National is claiming increased borrowing is bad economic management.

04:30

Face of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The minister of duh has struck again When she is not asking stupid questions of the New Zealand military about how they will defend New Zealanders against climate change, she is making factually inaccurate claims about herself being the first-ever woman to hold the defence portfolio. But wait, theres more She is also  making a [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is crass (adj) So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1540s, thick, coarse, gross, not thin or fine, from Middle French crasse (16th century), from Latin crassus solid, thick, fat; dense, which is of unknown origin. The literal [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Wednesday, 11 July

20:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E11 Nothing Personal The Inquiring Mind

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

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

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

19:00

Wednesday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Ghost Cities in China. Real estate bubbles. Weve toured Chinese ghost towns in the past, but this time we visit a high end neighborhood of villas that were only built three years ago, and were shocked to see the state that they were in. We were surrounded by new buildings, that were completely empty. This [] The post Wednesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Israeli commando trains white South African farmers in self-defence Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Crime Drama:Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin S05 E06 Private Sins Pt 2 The Inquiring Mind

DI Mayne is forced to confront DS Shap as behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, and he reveals that he had intimate relations with Tanya shortly before she was murdered. As he puts his career at risk to save Shap from humiliation, Mayne also tries to help DCI Lewis, who is forced to take time off work to confront her sons truancy. With the revelation that Tanya was pursuing Camerton shortly before she was found dead, the investigation goes up a gear in pursuit of the real killer. As Shap fights to clear his name, he is forced to reveal that he is Camertons secret older brother leading the team to discover that he was innocent of the crime he was imprisoned for.

18:00

Wednesday Weapons Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Stefan Molyneux thanks Aussies for helping keep speech free Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E07 VIP The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

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

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

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

17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S05 E07 It Pays To Advertise The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

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

17:00

The best of Lauren Southern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S02 5/06 Business Contacts The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

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

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

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

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

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Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Al Jazeera: Singapore The House that Lee Built | People and Power The Inquiring Mind

Al Jazeera

When the former British colony of Singapore became an independent nation in 1965, there were doubts about its survival. The tiny island state has no hinterland and few natural resources and few at the time thought it a candidate for any kind of success on the world stage. But today, its one of Asias richest cities, a truly modern metropolis thats frequently been described as an economic miracle. Its safe, courteous, orderly, and business friendly, its people are educated and cared for to an extent many of its neighbours can only dream of emulating. The principal architect of this remarkable achievement was Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who served three decades as prime minister and even longer as leader of the ruling Peoples Action Party (PAP). On his death in 2015, over a million Singaporean residents turned out to honour his memory, his infamously tough pragmatism and his many accomplishments not the least of was the creation of an effective and largely incorrupt government and civil service, which proved a huge magnet to foreign investors . But for many this respect was also undermined by disappointment that development was bought at the price of civil rights. Throughout his time in power LKY as he was known was often accused of stifling freedom of speech and suppressing political opposition. It is no accident, say critics, that he won election after election up until he stepped down as prime minister in 1990 (he continued as an MP to be an influential figure behind the scenes), because under his tenure his authoritarian government maintained such tight political control over every aspect of the city state that it became almost impossible for parties other than the PAP to gain a foothold. Now, almost three years after his death, there are signs of some very modest relaxation in that control, but its by no means as much as some would like. Singaporeans still do not enjoy many of the liberties citizens in most first-world nations take for granted and its ranked 151st out of 180 countries on the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index. So inevitably, with economic pressures increasing amid a growing appetite for greater democracy, Lee Kuan Yewss complex legacy is coming under more scrutiny. As this film from Lynn Lee and James Leong explains, that scrutiny has been given an extra edge over the past few months because of a bitter (and embarrassingly public) family dispute among his offspring, about what should be done about the house in which Lee spent most of his life.

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This will upset the unions Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to the future; now. Bloomberg reports on interesting developments using artificial intelligence: Quote. Maybe past performance isnt the best predictor of future success. At IBM, when performance review time rolls around, employees get judged not only on their past accomplishments (and failures) but also on how they might perform in the future. How can [] The post This will upset the unions appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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RNZ Morning Report: Impact of Offshore Oil Ban The Inquiring Mind

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Morning Report

Oil and gas companies in Taranaki say the governments decison not to offer new offshore exploration permits is spreading uncertainty throughout the sector and threatening livelihoods. Onshore operators say investors are begining to look elsewhere and staff recruitment is becoming more difficult. Industry lobby group, Pepanz, took journalists to visit two onshore installations this week and our Taranaki reporter Robin Martin went along.

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Christianity is just as bad Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When you criticize Islamic supremacism to a non-Muslim, they are likely to say Christians have done the same thing. Look at the Inquisition. Look at the Crusades. More people have been killed in the name of Christianity than all other religions combined. A good all-purpose response to any objection you get is to ask them [] The post Christianity is just as bad appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Glaciers probably move faster Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Glacial progress is being made in the climate war.  This just published by the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic: Quote. One thousand seven hundred and sixty-three days ago, [Sept 2013] on behalf of its client, the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic, PLLC (FME Law) asked the University of Arizona to hand over public records that would [] The post Glaciers probably move faster appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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How was capitalism established in Aotearoa and Australia? FightBack

This article is part of Fightbacks What is Capitalism series, to be collected in our next magazine issue. To subscribe to our e-publication ($20 annually) or physical magazine ($60 annually) click here.

A state can be defined as a monopoly on violence: a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.1 For Marxist geographer David Harvey, accumulation by dispossession [is] the hallmark of what capital is really about.2 Put simply, a ruling class must establish sole control over land and resources.

So what was necessary to establish a capitalist state Australia and Aotearoa?

Firstly, the bloody dispossession of land from indigenous peoples, and secondly the importation of European labourers. While this colonisation by Great Britain is a common thread between Australia and Aotearoa, it also played out differently in each country, so this piece will be broken into two brief sections, before a conclusion.

This article cannot represent the complexity of indigenous knowledge and struggle. This is a tauiwi (non- Mori) perspective, intended to explain the motor of colonisation. If you want to engage with indigenous knowledge and history, scholars such as Moana Jackson, Ani Mikaere, Leonie Pihama, Ranginui Walker, and Gary Foley are recommended.

Aotearoa

In the 19th century, Britain was rent with economic crisis. Colonisation served two useful purposes: claiming new raw materials, and exporting surplus labour (workers without work). This was justified through race theory, which portrayed indigenous people as inferior.

However, direct Crown intervention in Aotearoa was expensive. Until the late 1830s, unof...

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Land of hope and Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Britain has less than nine months to go to come up with a divorce deal for its separation from Europe. In spite of a closed-door meeting at Chequers last weekend, which ended with a champagne toast, it isnt looking good. PBS reports: Quote: LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit [] The post Land of hope and appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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The key weasel phrase in his answer is is it safe? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

He wont answer yes or no, he answers a question with more questions. Clearly, anything ridiculing Islam will be considered not safe. The post The key weasel phrase in his answer is is it safe? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Russian Economy Fitted Into Western Europe Not that big eh? I guess a huge part of their budgets goes into the war machine..or not? Russia are good at smoking mirrors (and telling porkies). They come across as though they have a hand full of Aces or a Royal Flush. This could be a bluff [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Don Brash discusses legal action over far-right speakers ban Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Christians in need, but Muslims grab the cash Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

In 2015, the Abbott government prioritised the resettlement of Christian Syrians to Australia. Thousands were brought here over the screeching protests of the refugee lobby. Apparently, the tilty-headed twits compassion only extends as far as their favoured victim-group. Three years later, the same humbugs are tub-thumping for Muslim Rohingyas to be given priority, especially over [] The post Christians in need, but Muslims grab the cash appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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ANOTHER QUESTION No Minister

How is it that some small fundamentalist 'Christian' sects (no, I didn't say sex) like the Jehovah Witness and Exclusive Brethren fell a need to surround their places of worship with high fences and locked gates?

Is it to keep the infidels out or the adherents wanting to get out, in ... just askin.

Word to the wise.  Whenever a JW posse turns up at our door I make it clear that I'm a devout .... but any neighhbour of mine giving me jip and I point 'them' in their direction telling them they had once expressed an interest in their religion and they gallop orf merrily into the sunset perhaps to be be savaged by said neighbours dog (where they have one) and don't return until a new generation of Witnesses venture into deep darkest P*****. 

Kills two birds with one stone.


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Green party diversity poll Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S03 E01 The Supremo Show The Inquiring Mind

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

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

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The Trump baby balloon: Make London safe again Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Lauren Southern is a victim of racism and fascism Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When Islamo-foghorn Yassmin Abdel-Magied was turned back from the United States because she attempted to enter under the wrong visa, she screeched that it was because of racism and white privilege. When author Mem Fox was denied entry for the same reason, she sobbed and wailed about how she loathed America.Because of fascism or something. [] The post Lauren Southern is a victim of racism and fascism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Photo taken on 09th July 2018 from the Tohsng Khongjiam Resort Hotel ( Thai side ) of the Mekong River, looking across to Laos on the other side. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Dave Pellowes response to Brian Rudmans column that supports Phil Goffs illegal actions to prevent free speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It was frighteningly authoritarian when the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, decreed by tweet on Friday words to the effect that he would make sure people with political opinions he disagreed with would never be permitted to use the many council-owned, large venues available for commercial hire in Auckland. Its frightening because freedom of speech [] The post Dave Pellowes response to Brian Rudmans column that supports Phil Goffs illegal actions to prevent free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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A QUESTION THAT NEEDS AN ANSWER. No Minister



Phil Goff or as an Australian journo recently suggested more accurately Phil Cock, the Gauleiter of the City of Sails has a date with destiny.

The lifelong supporter of socialism even though never backward in enjoying all the benefits capitalism has bestowed on him whether earned or not,  has taken a "captains call" and banned a scheduled meeting at a north shore Council controlled venue that Herr Goff sees as his domain,  for two Canadians to hold a public meeting.

Now a man(advisedly) who saw fit to spit on and disrespect soldiers who had done their duty in a conflict that the youthful idiot saw as against his belief system, walks all over what many saw as a core reason those soldiers went to South Viet Nam to oppose militarily, a regime intent on denying such an act of expression that was in effect exercising "free speech".

Lauren Southern and Stephan Molyneux described in fake news sources as 'Far Right' a catch all phrase socialists employ to denigrate and hopefully silence anyone who dares to oppose all that the socialists hold dear, were scheduled to address a gathering at the small city owned and controlled venue.

In a city that hosts many venues where far mire disgusting views are promulgated on a regular basis, this is one terrible megalomaniac decision that might find favour with Nero, Pol Pot or Ceasceau,  but to many New Zealanders with a regard for the freedoms hard won and dearly held, it finally roused some disquiet.
Even Chris Trotter a widely read columnist from the political left was sufficiently moved to express his dismay.

Well the sudden appearance of a group  who decided to take action, launched an appeal for the fifty thousand dollars they were advised they would need to oppose The Cock in the courts.
Twenty four hours later they had the money and the bunch of legislation so admired by the luvvies will now be used to challenge that god awful act of high handed suppression of the basic right of free speech

The Cock suggests he has not banned them from speaking but when were things changed that a bunch of citizens who probably  fund much of  the wasted spend that the Council consumes on a daily basis, are to be denied by the Gauleiter  from hiring a venue for a lawful exercise.

I hope Mr Cock ends up with lots of egg on his face, after all there will be some Karma involved from his shameful efforts over half a century ago when he finds himself in the courts trying to defend what I and mmany others regaard as indefensible.

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Come to the free-speech protests on Sat 14 July Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Dieuwe de Boer Rightminds.nz When: 12 noon, Saturday 14 July Where: Aotea Square, Auckland; Parliament Buildings, Wellington; and North Hagley Park, Christchurch. Free speech has come under assault in our wonderful country. The Islamic Federation (FIANZ) has used political pressure in an attempt to silence conservative speakers simply because those speakers are critical of Islam. Violent communist groups, like Auckland [] The post Come to the free-speech protests on Sat 14 July appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Digital image of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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TOP down Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

RNZ reports: Quote: Its all over for the party founded by Gareth Morgan, The Opportunities Party. The Board of TOP has decided to have its registration with the Electoral Commission cancelled and the party will not contest the 2020 election. TOP was formed in late 2016 to contest the 2017 election in which it polled 2.4 [] The post TOP down appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Shes back again: Would someone tell Helen Clark no one wants her opinion any more Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Helen Clark cant just slide into oblivion. There isnt a week that goes by without her seeking attention like the bitter, old, irrelevant bag that she is. Now she is whining about party lists and how there arent enough women on them: Quote: Political parties need to promote more women on their lists, former Prime Minister [] The post Shes back again: Would someone tell Helen Clark no one wants her opinion any more appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Insight: Goldrush The rise of the esports industry The Inquiring Mind

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From RNZ Insight

Competitive video gaming or esports is now a booming global industry and its giving traditional sports a run for their money.Insights reporter, Teresa Cowie talks to those getting in on New Zealands slice of the e-gaming gold rush. More at Link

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A primer for NZ politicians: The truth about Lauren Southern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The radio interview with new Conservative Deputy Leader Elliot Ikilei above goes a long way to explaining why Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters, ACT Leader David Seymour and National Leader Simon Bridges are so misinformed about Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. All three of them made it clear that they support freedom of speech (although [] The post A primer for NZ politicians: The truth about Lauren Southern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Chris Trotter on freedom of speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Trotter has joined the Free Speech Coalition and writes: Quote: STEFAN MOLYNEUX AND LAUREN SOUTHERN gave New Zealanders an opportunity to test their values most especially their tolerance. Controversialists, almost by profession, these two Canadians espouse ideas which most Kiwis find extremely jarring. We have come to accept human equality and religious tolerance [] The post Chris Trotter on freedom of speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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The purchase of new maritime patrol aircraft The Inquiring Mind

Checkpoint on the purchase of new aircraft for maritime surveillance

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The Government is to purchase four Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States, at a cost of somewhere in the region of $2.3 billion. John Campbell interviews Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Then a further segment

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In the largest defence purchase since the ANZAC frigates, the Government has signed off $2.3 billion to buy four Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States.

Then this morning RNZ covered various aspects on Morning Report, starting with rubbish from the Greens

The Defence Minister is being urged to scrap plans to put missiles and bombs on board the new aircraft that will replace the countrys old Orions. The four P-8A Poseidon planes are similar to the commercial Boeing 737, but can be fitted with missiles, torpedos and solar technology specially designed to hunt submarines. The Green Party is calling that an old war-style obssession with weapons and has made its opinion clear to the Defence Minister Ron Mark. Heres our political reporter Gia Garrick.

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Evidence-based campaigning & the failure of TOP and Gareth Morgan Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On the question of Evidence Based Campaigning Gareth had no credible answer. He said something about it was his money so he wanted value for money, then proceeded to depart from the question and make all sorts of excuses for making up campaigning as he went along. I had a chat to one of Gareths offsiders who recognised Gareth had not answered my question. I explained that campaigning is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States, and thoroughly researched so nothing needs to be made up. The response was We have spent hundreds of thousands on campaign experts and got nowhere. There are so few decent campaigners in New Zealand I suggested they look overseas to buy in campaign expertise rather than waste money on New Zealand pretenders. The post Evidence-based campaigning & the failure of TOP and Gareth Morgan appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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No Right Turn doubles down on support for free speech Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Malcolm Harbrow is showing other lefties precisely what free speech entails: Quote: Auckland Council apparently acted on this and cancelled their booking, ostensibly for health and safety reasons. Which is about as credible as Donald Trump saying his anti-Muslim ban wasnt about religion. When the mayor of a city says theyve given a direction, and what [] The post No Right Turn doubles down on support for free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Winston tells sugar-tax advocates to shove it Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Winston Peters is having a blinder as PM right now. Yesterday he told sugar-tax advocates to shove it: Quote: Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says he does not agree New Zealand should have a sugar tax, as suggested by the chair of two New Zealand DHBs, saying people are capable of looking after their own [] The post Winston tells sugar-tax advocates to shove it appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Free speech in NZ: Don Brash, Tony Amos, Wendyl Nissen (RadioLive) Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Most-read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Free Speech Coalition raises $50k in under 24 hours, now set to sue Auckland Council Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Free Speech Coalition raised $50,000 in under 24 hours and is now set to sue Auckland Council. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: A group of New Zealanders behind a free speech campaign are proposing to take Auckland Council to court after successfully raising $50,000. The Free Speech Coalition started its fundraising efforts following the [] The post Free Speech Coalition raises $50k in under 24 hours, now set to sue Auckland Council appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

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Face of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Let us all take a moment today to acknowledge Saman Gunan, the Thai Navy Seal who died making sure that the children stuck in the cave had enough oxygen so that yesterdays rescue could take place.  #ThaiCaveRescue Sgt. Major Saman Gunan wasnt abiding by any orders when he joined the effort to rescue a boys soccer team trapped [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is bravura (noun) 1. (Music) (a) Brilliant technique or style in performance. (b) A piece or passage that emphasizes a performers virtuosity. 2. A showy manner or display. (adj) 1. (Music) Of, relating to, or being a brilliant performance technique or style. 2. Showy; ostentatious. Source : The Free [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs11 22 A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pigs snout. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Nine To Noon: Political Commentary with Hooton and Mills The Inquiring Mind

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Matthew and Stephen discuss the defence strategy announcement and also whats up in education, with secondary principals voicing concerns with NCEA, the NZEI strike, and student loan changes. Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments

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The Story Of The Century : Donald Trump and His Connection to Russia #3 Moscow Rules The Inquiring Mind

Moscow Rules: part three of Four Corners special investigative series. On Monday, Four Corners investigates Russias endgame and the motivation behind its extraordinary interference in the US Presidential elections and the tactics it employed. What I think Vladimir Putin was doing was deliberately leaving a trail of breadcrumbs from Trump Tower to the Kremlin. Former CIA Moscow Station Chief In part three of this special investigative series we meet the woman at the centre of the most dramatic allegations in the Russia investigation. I was a little bit amazed, and frankly impressed, that she was able to get to Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.Financier and prominent Putin critic Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya instigated the infamous meeting in Trump Tower in June 2016. Senior members of Trumps team including the Presidents son, were expecting to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Amidst claims that Veselnitskaya was an operative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reporter Sarah Ferguson travelled to Moscow to question the woman who made it all the way into the Trump inner sanctum. Ive come a long way to ask this question . . Are you a spy or an agent for the Russian government? Sarah Ferguson, Reporter Four Corners. Leading spymasters tell Four Corners that Putins aim in interfering in the US Presidential election was part of a grand plan to show the world just how much influence Russia could exert in Americas or anyones democratic process. What I think Vladimir Putin realised is he could inject this virus into our political system and set us fighting against each other instead of remembering that the enemy is . . the guy in the Kremlin. former CIA Moscow Station Chief Theyve always been gathering intelligence and getting themselves positioned on networks. What has changed, is a growing evidence that they want to use those accesses to do destructive things, rather than just sit and watch and gather. Former UK spy boss Sarah Ferguson also speaks to Donald Trumps long-time political adviser Roger Stone who along with several other members of the Trump campaign team is under investigation by the Special Prosecutor for possible collusion with Russia. I dont know if Im a person of interest or an interesting person. I certainly have committed no crimes. Roger Stone, long time Trump adviser Moscow Rules, the third episode of this three-part investigative special series reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, begins Monday 18th June at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 19th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 20th at 11.20pm. It...

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The Story Of The Century: Donald Trump And His Connection To Russia #2 Secrets, Spies and Useful Idiots The Inquiring Mind

In episode two of this three part series, Four Corners speaks to key protagonists at the centre of the unfolding drama over members of Donald Trumps team accused of being compromised by Russia.

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The Story Of The Century: Donald Trump And His Connection To Russia #1- Follow The Money The Inquiring Mind

Its the story of the century: The US President and his connections to Russia. In a Four Corners special series, award winning investigative reporter Sarah Ferguson follows the spies and the money trail from Washington, to London, to Moscow. In this three-part series, Four Corners delivers a riveting account of the allegations and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world. On Monday night, the story begins: Follow the Money: Four Corners follows the money trail from New York to Moscow, tracking the ties between Trump, his business empire and Russia. Secrets, spies and useful idiots: in part two, Four Corners speaks to key protagonists at the centre of the unfolding drama over members of the Trump team accused of being compromised by Russia. Moscow Rules: in part three, Four Corners investigates the central allegations that members of the Trump team, including possibly the President himself, actively colluded with Russia to subvert American democracy. Months in the making, filmed across the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia, Sarah Ferguson charts the extraordinary allegations, interrogating the evidence and interviewing central characters in this unfolding story that could be lifted from the pages of a blockbuster spy novel. A three-part investigative special series reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, begins Monday 4th June at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 5th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 6th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

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