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Monday, 12 February

23:30

The Late Late Movie: Pontecorvo Battle of Algiers 1966 The Inquiring Mind

Looks at the French attempt to keep their colony.A conflict that shook France to its core.

20:30

Enzology : The history of New Zealands most iconic band Split Enz E01 The Inquiring Mind

 

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/enz-20071214-1801-enzology_part_1_-_beginninng_of_the_enz_1950s-1975-192.mp3Presented to night and over succeeding nights

The ten-part radio series features new interviews with band members:

Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Miles Golding, Mike Chunn, Geoff Chunn, Wally Wilkinson, Robert Gillies, Eddie Rayner, Noel Crombie, Paul Crowther, Mal Green, Nigel Griggs, Neil Finn and the late Paul Hester.

Plus, Split Enz record producers and managers:

Barry Coburn, Dave Russell, Mike Gudinski, Phil Manzanera, Nathan Brenner, David Tickle & Hugh Padgham.

Enzology features excerpts from all the hits and numerous album tracks, plus previously unreleased demos, live recordings and studio out-takes gathered from the band members personal archives and elsewhere.
Radio New Zealand would like to thank the members and management of Split Enz, Warner Music and Mushroom Music Publishing for making the Enzology podcast possible.

Enzology The Story Of Split Enz was produced and presented by Jeremy Ansell for RNZ National, a Network of Radio New Zealand.

The history of New Zealands most iconic band Split Enz

20:15

19:30

RNZ Nights: Hangry, mastige and hazzle The Inquiring Mind

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/downloads/ngts/ngts-20180131-1910-hangry_added_to_oxford_english_dictionary-128.mp3

This item from 31 January looked at how English is changing. More than 1000 new words have just been included in the OED.

This was an interesting item and well worth a listen

18:30

Alleged Singapore fraud using NZ Name and reputation The Inquiring Mind

Some hours ago when Adam could not sleep he came across a post on a Singapore blog which was about an alleged scam where someone was claiming to sell fresh, high quality NZ meat to Singapore customers, but actually delivering inferior, often rotten product, which quite possibly did not come from NZ. Adam reblogged the post.

Adam finds this very concerning. The alleged scam is using the name New Zealand Fresh and supplying it is said grossly inferior product.

This is in a country where NZ has close relations and has invested over many years to build a strong reputation for our products. Indeed, many years ago when Adam worked there some hotels used Australian meat in the coffee shop and NZ meat and shellfish in the fine dining establishment.

Furthermore, given the problems some NZ businesses eg Fonterra have had with quality issues in recent years Adam would expect our High Commission in Singapore to be aggressively seeking to deal with this issue.

Adam would suggest that our meat exporters should be very concerned.

In particular ANZCO who are closely involved in a high end grill restaurant Wakanui Bar & Grill promoting premium NZ meat to Singapore diners, many of whom travel widely and may possibly become ambassadors for NZ product. Plus of course increasing our meat exports to Singapore.

It would be interesting to know what if any actions are underway from NZ authorities? Furthermore, are any NZ media aware of the issues? Are ANZCO aware of this/

Adam will try and find out more.

18:20

Full Relaxation Mode No Minister

Could this possibly be your blog host?



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17:46

Princeton Professor Asks If The N-Word Can Be Protected Speech . . . Students Walk Out and Protest To University The Inquiring Mind

The oppression of thought and speec underway in so many places today is extremely concerning

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Princeton_shield.svgPrinceton Professor Lawrence Rosen is facing protests after various students accused him racist language in a recent class.  What is different about this controversy is that the class was on racist language and oppressive symbolism. In an effort to discuss the limits of free speech, Rosen used the n-word and asked if it is protected speech.  Some students answered that question by walking out and protesting to the university.  It is concerning that even a discussion of this word in a relevant class is now viewed as worthy of discipline by some faculty and students.  This controversy is occurring after more schools have banned Huckleberry Finn due to the use of the n-word.  

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17:44

In The Case Of The FISA Memos, Transparency Is National Security The Inquiring Mind

The arguments here make a lot of sense, especially given the selective leaking that has occurred so far

JONATHAN TURLEY

downloadBelow is my column on the ongoing controversy over the majority and minority memos from the House Intelligence Committee. President Donald Trump has sent the Democratic memo which is much longer and detailed back to the Committee for revisions. He accused of the Democrats of intentionally loading up the memos with classified information to argue that the White House was withholding embarrassing information.  This column below argues for disclosure of not just as much of these memos as possible but underlying material.

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17:23

Word of the day The Inquiring Mind

Now to find an example; hmm

Homepaddock

Gubbertushed buck-toothed; having large, projecting teeth.

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16:30

Ministers to investigate sex scandal cover-up by charities,amid claims officials brushed off child abuse allegations The Inquiring Mind

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From the UK Telegraph

Ministers have launched an investigation into claims that foreign aid officials brushed off allegations of child abuse committed by aid workers.

Priti Patel, who ran the department until November, writes in the Telegraph that the Oxfam prostitution scandal is only the tip of the iceberg but that her own officials had dismissed her concerns when she raised them.

Oxfam, one of the worlds largest charities, is facing mounting criticism over its handling of sex allegations, but has denied it tried to cover up the use of prostitutes by workers who were supposed to be helping victims of a major earthquake in Haiti in 2011.

There were further revelations when claims made:-

Oxfam also risked a new row when it insisted that it had not told Dfid officials about the use of the local prostitutes because they were not beneficiaries of the charitys support.

An Oxfam source said: Donors like Dfid would have wanted to know that this wasnt a case of exchanging sex for aid.

Finally note these statistics:-

Separately it also emerged that more than 120 workers employed by Britains leading charities have been accused of sexual abuse in the last year alone.

According to figures compiled by charities on sexual harassment in Britain and abroad, Oxfam recorded 87 incidents in 2017, Save the Children recorded 31, Christian Aid 2, while the British Red Cross reported a small number of cases.

All four charities receive money from the Department for International Development.

These allegations are horrendous, but it may lead to further disclosure

16:00

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15:30

Lets Talk Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Does hardship make a person stronger? If so, under what conditions and at what point is it too much hardship? If not, what makes a person stronger? Discuss:

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15:00

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

What do you get when you cross PM Jacinda Ardern with James Dean? A rebel without a clue Jesus once said He who lives by the sword will die by the sword He was a carpenter that died by being nailed to a piece of wood, so he might have had a point. I have []

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14:30

Burqa Banned in Australian Court Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

One of the big lies of the Islamophilia brigade is the endlessly parroted line that Islam respects the laws of Western countries. This is rank baloney halal, naturally. Islam respects no laws but sharia the laws of Allah. According to Islam, the laws of the West are in fact blasphemy because they place []

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14:12

The Prime Minister responds to the letter we published 10am today Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Below is Jacinda Arderns response in full to the moving letter we published 10 am this morning with the headline, Dear Prime Minister.

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14:00

Which jackpot exactly? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacindas beau and father of her unborn child, Clarke Gayford says hes always been attracted to ambitious women but reckons hes hit the jackpot with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.  He doesnt enlighten us as to which jackpot Jacinda has presented him with, this is left to our imagination. This week over 200 employees at Perpetual []

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13:30

The Media Just Love To Promote People They Claim To Hate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Satire is one of the most potent weapons writers can wield. Satire hits right at the heart of affairs and makes the most powerful look silly. This is why, for instance, bards were sacred in many cultures: even the mighty were afraid of being made fun of. Despite their delusions, the current crop of late-night []

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12:30

A Post from Vanguard Military School Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

  Guest Post: Not being a trained teacher is the biggest asset I have brought to Vanguard.  Before putting my heart and soul into creating Vanguard Military School I spent 12 years working for my families privately owned PTE.  A PTE that specialised in helping young people who had left school with little or no []

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11:30

Learn to make shoes day #1 Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Last weeks post was about men and their hobbies, so it seems only fair that this week I should fess up to my hobby. I love shoes. Love love love them. And while Im no threat to Imelda Marcos, and I dont even come close to having the equivalent number of shoes that hubby has []

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10:55

Mordaunt slams charities shielding sex offenders The Inquiring Mind

The Times reports:-

More than 120 workers for Britains leading charities were accused of sexual abuse in the past year alone, fuelling fears that paedophiles are targeting overseas aid organisations.

As new figures emerged revealing the extent of the crisis, Priti Patel, the former international development secretary, warned predatory paedophiles had been allowed to exploit the aid sector.

Last night her successor, Penny Mordaunt, threatened to withdraw funding from Oxfam and any other organisation that has safeguarding issues. She condemned the horrific behaviour of some Oxfam staff and said it was utterly despicable that allegations of abuse persisted in the aid sector.

Mordaunt expected charities to co-operate fully with . . . authorities, and we will cease to fund any organisation that does not.

Well if major UK charities are involved in this, does the rot stop there?

Many New Zealanders wok for the same charities in the countries concerned.

10:32

Barry Soper has full blown #ArIDS proclaims Jacinda PM for life The Inquiring Mind

Barry Soper, Political Editor for Newstalk ZB (excuse Adam whilst he vomits) has clearly got full blown #ArIDS judging my his latest article (also known as fluff) in NZ Herald.

He has drunk of fairy dust laced cognac and become a sworn disciple of the Prime Mother, viz:-

in Waitangi where Ardern was held up as a peace icon, she had restored the day to one of celebration rather than commiseration.

And this:-

It shouldnt have come as any surprise to anyone then that she survived Waitangi not only unscathed but eulogised.

Eulogise definitions:-

praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, rhapsodize about/over, rave about/over, enthuse about/over, gush about/over, throw bouquets at, express delight over

Eulogised! FFS, What next Nobel Peace Prize?

At this rate Ardern will have a lock

If his article is in any way accurate, NZ Democracy is dead.

10:30

BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, & NEVER BE AFRAID Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post: Evening, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis, MP for Tamaki Makaurau Peeni Henare and Associate Minister for Education Tracey Martin NZ First as well as Green Education Spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick. Firstly, allow me to introduce myself and why I am emailing you five []

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10:00

View From Your Window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: My view this drizzly morning. Camping at Motutara Farm (Barrons Farm) Whananaki. (Trying to find Winston). 8am looking eastish. window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My Window in the subject line.  

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09:30

Sick of being fooled by Herald fake news and click bait? I have a solution Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Are you sick of being fooled by the NZ Herald their fake news and click bait headlines? David Farrar is: So sick of half the articles on the Herald front page being about events in other countries, but with no indication in the headlines. It's just more clickbait. David Farrar (@dpfdpf) February 2, 2018 []

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08:33

Principals put politics before professionalism and pupils The Inquiring Mind

The teachers unions always put politics before pupils

Homepaddock

The Principals Federation is putting politics before pupils:

The scrapping of legislation that enabled the establishment of charter schools in New Zealand is welcomed by principals, said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals Federation (NZPF).

Charter schools are an idea imported from the United States of America and are intended to privatise public education.

Charter schools have no place in New Zealands education system, said Cormick. The former Governments efforts to establish them as part of their overall privatisation agenda, did not get the traction they intended, despite funding the schools at a considerably higher level than public schools, he said.

Charter, or partnership schools which is what theyre called in New Zealand, were not set up to privatise education and the former government didnt have a privatisation agenda.

Its aim was to cater for those who dont fit the standard school system, and it is

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08:30

Book Review Of The Day Big Lake series Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:15

Labours long search for a leader with the right story Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

To become a party leader, you need a story. Without a story and it better be a good story two things are bound to happen. One: someone will attach a story to you (and theres no guarantee it will be helpful). Second: you will not be able to offer your caucus colleagues, the partys members, or supporters, a convincing reason to vote for you.

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08:00

Dear Prime Minister Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest Post:   Dear Prime Minister You may not remember me but we met on 27 July last year. I am a very ordinary Kiwi who has spent 28 years working for the very best of the children I get to interact with in the remarkable profession of teaching. I dont always get it 100% []

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07:36

Email to my nearest Labour MP No Minister

Sent a few minutes ago. meka.whaitiri@parliament.govt.nz Good morning. I am not one of your constituents as I am on the General Role in the Tukituki electorate but it does make you the closest thing to a Labour MP in my area, being Hastings City. Hence this email. Although I have no contact whatsoever with Charter Schools I am appalled at the way the students and administrators of these schools are being treated by your Government and in particular the way Minister Hipkins and Prime Minister Ardern are kowtowing to the teacher unions. I find it hard to believe that you, as a Maori Member of Parliament are not viewing what is happening in a similar way given the great success Charter Schools are having with Maori and Pacific Island students at these schools. Previously disruptive and dysfunctional students within the education system are turning out to be achievers and leaders through their association with these Charter Schools. Members of the Maori Caucus within Labour out number both the Green and NZ Party membership of the current government. You therefore have a huge opportunity to lead a change in the ideologically led destruction of these schools. Now is the time for Maori members within Labour to show some spine and cease being sycophantic followers of the leadership. Stand up and be counted and do something worthwhile for your people and your country - you and your fellow Maori MPs will be respected for such action. Sincerely

07:30

Chris Bishop is an honest man Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Yesterday there was a hit job on National MP Chris Bishop saying he used social media to communicate with teenage girls. Anonymous sources were not happy with him even though it appeared he had done little wrong. Unfortunately, there is someone who doesnt like Bishop and who has been shopping this story around the media []

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07:15

Random impertinent question: Is the fix already in and about to be imposed on Charter schools? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Guest random impertinent question: Has Hitman Hipkins already told the unions that he will change nothing about the Designated Character legislation in his good faith negotiations to allow Charter schools to transition? On Kiwiblog PPTA operative  Austen Pageau tells the world: No they will not be bulk funded. They will also have to follow the collective agreements. Disingenuous []

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07:00

Comment of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

George does what the media have failed to do, fact checked Labours actions against their promises: During her address at the CTU annual conference in October last year the PM spoke these words (Post elections): I want to deliver a country that gives everyone a shot at achieving their dreams and doesnt let anyone fall []

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06:30

Bob Jones to go after petition organiser Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Bob Jones is not a man to be trifled with. Hes going after the woman who organised a petition to remove his knighthood for the terrible crime of voicing an opinion: The controversy sparked by a column written by Sir Bob Jones continues as he considers taking the woman behind the petition to strip him []

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06:00

Guess what happens when you raise the minimum wage Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Another country beset by a liberal-elite virtue-signalling pantywaist is Canada. Their unemployment rate surged in the last month heres why: After two straight months of stellar employment numbers, Canadas economy shed 88,000 jobs in January alone, a number that far surpassed economists expectations, some of whom had projected a 10,000 increase. The countrys unemployment rate []

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06:00

RNZ Mediawatch: Peace at Waitangi? How the media treated it! The Inquiring Mind

The media described Waitangi as peaceful place on our national day this year, in contrast to years gone by in which reports were heavy on conflict. How did they get to grips with the change in atmosphere?

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/mwatch-20180211-0911-increasing_the_peace_at_waitangi-128.mp3

05:30

Daily Crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to our Daily Crossword.

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

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

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

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

The Crossword is now only available for subscribers only. 

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05:15

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

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

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05:00

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is paralipsis (noun) The emphasising of something by pretending that it does not have to be mentioned. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The rhetorical term paralipsis comes from Late Latin paralpsis, which dates from the 3rd century and is a direct borrowing of Greek parleipsis, a rhetorical term []

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04:00

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 12 19 Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.

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01:07

Complaints galore against Singapore-registered New Zealand Fresh The Inquiring Mind

This is extremely concerning to read. The Nz High Commission in Singapore should be looking into this. Potential for harm to the reputation of NZ produce.

Kopitiam Bot

(Source: www.theonlinecitizen.com)

Selling rotten meat on a scooter?

A company which states on its website that it is specialising in the supply of fresh and pure premium meats from New Zealand is allegedly pulling a fast one on members of the public.

In complaints received by The Online Citizen (TOC), it has emerged that New Zealand Fresh, a company which states that it is in the business of selling and distributing meats and poultry, has been getting its meat sources from suppliers in Singapore and not from Auckland.

See the New Zealand Fresh website here, where New Zealand Fresh claims that it is specialising in the supply of pure premium meats etc from New Zealand, and delivers from farm to your home.

Images here:

It states that it selects and hand picks its meats from selected farms from New Zealand.

However, based on evidence received, TOC has been

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01:01

The Mac Factory Mac & Cheese Specialist At Kings Cross London. Go For The Posh Spice The Inquiring Mind

This looks very tasty

Kopitiam Bot

(Source: danielfooddiary.com)

byadmin

[London] When it comes to macaroni and cheese, we normally associate the dish with stereotypes of TV dinners, processed fast food, and microwaves.

For some of us, we imagine the boxes of the stuff our mothers brought us from the supermarket when she doesnt have time or is too tired to cook.

But the Mac & Cheese at The Mac Factory is no afterthought.

This tiny restaurant just around the corner from the northern entrance/exit of Euston Square station on Gower Street, dishes up little pots of cheesy pasta that attract people from all around Bloomsbury for an indulgent lunch.

You have to get there early. Otherwise the line that awaits, may not let you get back to work on time.

While you wait, there is a sign by the entrance with the different varieties on offer, each with exciting and interesting flavours for every

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00:32

San Lor Bak Png Taiwanese Style, Singapore Taste Lor Bak Png for $3.80. At Kallang Bahru. The Inquiring Mind

This looked interesting

Kopitiam Bot

(Source: danielfooddiary.com)

byadmin

I have been craving for a good bowl of braised meat rice since I came back from my Taiwan trip.

While I dont think any Singapore Lu Rou Fan can match the traditional flavour of Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan such as Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice , this stall which serves Taiwanese Style, Singapore Taste Lor Bak Png did piqued my interest a little.

Situated in the quaint neighbourhood of Kallang Bahru, the stall could be difficult to find if you are unfamiliar with the area.

he coffeeshop is located within the carpark, few blocks away from Geylang Bahru Food Centre.

At $3.80, their Braised Pork Rice came with a decent amount of braised pork belly sliced into stripes, capped on short grain rice complemented with hardboiled egg and pickled vegetables.

The pork belly served had a good proportion of lean meat

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Sunday, 11 February

21:55

Midnight Movie: Miss Marple The Mirror Crackd Angela Lansbury The Inquiring Mind

Great cast led by Lansbury, plus various Hollywood stars and great support from many British character actors

18:30

South Africas Farm Murders: Jeanines Story Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Unfortunately this is only the beginning of a long story to tell. While this story brings me to tears every time I watch it, its hardly the most horrific to come in this series. Nor have the most shocking facts come out. More of her story will be shown in the longer documentary and more []

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17:11

Remember when the islands of Tuvalu were going to be inundated by sea level rise? Never mind The Inquiring Mind

Oh dear, an inconvenient reality

Watts Up With That?

Surprise! Poster child for sea level rise, Tuvalu, is actually growing!

From the we told you so,  again, and again department. Weve had several articles about the island of Tuvalu and the ridiculous claims of sea level rise causing it to disappear, while at the same time they are building new hotels and airports to attract tourists. Willis has also had several articles on how Pacific atolls grow, and float, rather than sink as sea level advances.

Now, a study confirms what weve already known atolls, and in particular Tuvalu is growing, and increasing land area. So much for climate alarmism. From Nature communications:


Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations

Paul S. Kench, Murray R. Ford & Susan D. Owen

Abstract

Sea-level rise and climatic change threaten the existence of atoll nations. Inundation and erosion are expected to render islands

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17:09

Thank you for saying thank you The Inquiring Mind

Excellent

Homepaddock

From  Cheyenne McKay on Facebook:

A farmer.

Most of us know a farmer. Some of us may just even be blessed to be one, or be the child of one. For those who live on farms, or even live in town and drive out to work for someone who owns a farming business, I wanted to say this.

Thank you for the bruises you get on your legs when youre working in the yards with the sheep.

Thank you for your tough hands that fix machinery and fences.

Thank you for fixing pipes in the heat of the day so stock has water every hour of the day.

Thank you for growing food for your stock, so it grows and then eventually feed the rest of Australia.

Thank you for shearing your sheep, so ladies have wool to knit with for their grandchildren and to keep others warm.

Thank you

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16:00

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:30

RNZ Mediawatch: Is NZ sports journalism dying? The Inquiring Mind

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/mwatch-20180211-0909-is_sports_journalism_on_the_ropes-128.mp3

Taranaki celebrate late win over Tasman 2014

To say Im worried about the future of sports journalism is like Captain Smith saying he was worried about the Titanic after it struck the iceberg. A leading sports editor tells Mediawatch why he fears New Zealand media companies are turning away from sport

Article accompanying audio, worth reading

15:00

Lets Talk Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Will religion ever become obsolete? Discuss:

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14:38

Photos from the SAVE Charter Schools Rally today *UPDATED Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It was pouring with rain today but the rally went ahead anyway.   Photos provided by readers in the comments: Facebook video of the rally here.

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14:00

The definition of an oxymoron The Inquiring Mind

Let me make it very clear:-

Winston has integrity = Oxymoron

Do we need to elaborate?

14:00

Tuvalus erosion claim eroded Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

From the COP23 talkfest as reported by RNZ on 14 November 2017 During the Global Climate Action Day on Oceans and Coastal Zones Tuvalus prime minister has said his nation is under attack from the effects of climate change.[] []Oceans is [sic] a source of life for Tuvalu. But now its being attacked by the impacts []

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13:30

Open letter to Jacinda Ardern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Open letter to Jacinda Ardern I was completely dismayed to hear Chris Hipkins condemnation of the charter school system last week and his pledge to close all charter schools down by the end of the year. By the time he admitted that the government would, in fact, work to transition charter schools into other options, []

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13:00

Trump wants to be Kim The Inquiring Mind

President Trump orders the Pentagon to plan a military parade like the one in France. More like in Pyongyang.

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12:30

Virtue signalling charities havens for sexual predators The Inquiring Mind

Wealth haters Oxfam and other charities are it seems havens for sexual predators:-

Oxfam recorded 87 incidents last year, Save the Children 31 10 of which were referred to the police and civil authorities and Christian Aid two. The British Red Cross admitted there had been a small number of cases of harassment reported in the UK, believed to be up to five. All four receive money from the Department for International Development.

Of the Oxfam cases, 53 were referred to the police or other statutory authorities. A total of 20 staff or volunteers were dismissed. The charity employs 5,000 staff and has a further 23,000 volunteers.

12:30

Rip-offs condemn poorest families Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Rip-offs condemn the poorest families or so opines Doug Laing in the Bay of Plenty Times editorial.  (reprinted from 6 Feb Hawkes Bay Today) As another Waitangi Day rolls by, there must be some question over whether the purpose of the treaty signed in 1840 was the same as the reason for which we are now []

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11:30

Canada goes full-PC retard Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Canada jumped upon the PC Express with both feet this week after its Senate passed a bill to make countrys national anthem gender neutral by taking out the word sons because it is too masculine.The offending line in the tune O Canada, reads, True patriot love in all thy sons command. Critics insisted that thy []

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11:30

Arderns regime under fire re charter schools, cue pregnancy article The Inquiring Mind

Nz Herald runs article critical of Hipkins action re Charter Schools. At same time Herald runs puff piece on Arderns pregnancy with a cliffhanger over placenta issue. Bet you more read the puff piece than editorial.

Media running interference for Hipkins and teacher unions.

10:30

Greedy landlords Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Buying rental property in New Zealand became fashionable in the late 1990s because it was a way to build up a nest egg by borrowing against an existing asset, usually the family home. And, so long as there was enough equity for the deposit on the rental property (usually only 10% in those days), the []

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10:00

View From Your Window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken?   Yesterdays photo: A view from my bedroom window this morning. Just west of Arrowtown. This shot is Northeast towards Coronet Peak. window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My Window in the subject line.

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09:30

Another climate change lie busted: Tuvalu isnt sinking, it is growing Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The climate change lies that the media have all led us to believe are being busted almost daily. One of the lies is that sea level rises are threatening Tuvalu which will sink beneath the sea except it isnt it is actually growing: The Pacific nation of Tuvalu long seen as a prime candidate []

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08:30

Book Review of the Day Night after Night Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

You can help. Send your book review to books@whaleoil.co.nz and we will put it up when it is your turn. Please set your submission out with the name of the book, then the author and then describe in your own words what the book is about. Also if you happen to be a commenter please []

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08:00

Refugee with conservative beliefs rapes two Kiwi teenagers Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Just like in Europe our New Zealand Media are doing their very best to hide the truth from the public. The below article is an example of deceptive reporting. Their headline is careful not to reveal the rapists background. They dont want anyone to link the sexual assaults on two Kiwi teenage girls to refugees []

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07:30

Police union boss caught lying again about firearms, credibility shot to pieces Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Cahill is the police union boss, and hes been busted lying about firearms before, so much so that media have had to retract his claims. Now hes been busted again. His credibility is shot to pieces now. Pun intended. Chris Cahill, President of the Police Union, launched his latest scaremongering campaign in our media []

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07:26

ON SENATOR PENNY WONG No Minister

There was a very good piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday profiling Labor Senator Penny Wong and the fact she will likely become Australia's Foreign Minister should Labor win power come the next Federal election.     You can read it here

Have to say she comes across as someone well suited to the job despite her membership of the 'left' faction of the ALP.

Her intellect; her strong commitment to free-trade; her understanding of the importance of the OZ/US relationship; her commitment to the further strengthening of relationships with ASEAN countries and her understanding of the need for a rules-based system as fundamental to global security is encouraging.


You contrast all that with our own Foreign Minister's anti-free trade protectionist views; his antipathy towards China; his preparedness to do deals with Russia and the fact that his thinking is locked in a 1970s-80s time warp and I think I know who I would be more comfortable with.

p.s.   It is reported that Oz Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was hosted by WRP to a rollicking good party at Waiheke during her visit here.   Well Peters, as a party animal, is good at rollicking good parties.

07:00

RNZ: How Russia helped Trump become POTUS The Inquiring Mind

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/downloads/sat/sat-20171209-0810-luke_harding_-_how_russia_helped_trump_win_the_white_house-128.mp3

Kim Hills interview with Guardian Correspondent Luke Harding, including Hardings discussion with Christopher Steele some interesting stuff.

07:00

Israel reacts to illegal incursion by pasting Iranian targets in Syria Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The IDF is striking numerous (12) Syrian and Iranian military targets in Syria, in response to Iranian aggression. More to follow Jonathan Conricus (@LTCJonathan) February 10, 2018 Things have heated up on the Israel-Syria border with Israel responding to an illegal drone incursion by pasting Iranian targets in Syria. The Jerusalem Post reports: In []

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06:30

Lorde concerts in Florida at risk from anti-BDS laws Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Caving in and aligning yourself with nasty bullies has consequences as Lorde Ella Yelich-OConnor is finding out. She is now the poster girl for BDS and in some places supporting them is illegal: Florida Rep. Randy Fine is calling on venues in Miami and Tampa to cancel scheduled concerts in April by the singer Lorde. []

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06:01

ELVIS STILL LIVES? CNUT SURELY DOES. No Minister



First the U.S. set out to legislate around relationships between elected representatives and staff that included defence of  sexual  harassment  suits to be paid for by randy Congress members and Senators from their own pockets.
Australia went further and proposed to prohibit such tawdry affairs from happening, good luck with that.

Evolution and Natural instinct has developed some very devious biological drivers to bring about such congress primarily it is suggested, to ensure the perpetration of "Hupersonity".

Yes  red faces can eventuate, not just because such activity can be aerobically demanding but it is Cnut legend  challenging idiocy to think that people will not find attraction, sufficient to lead to coupling of all degrees.  Even up to the very long bow Mr Bill drew in claiming what  happened between himself and an Intern whose frock ended up with something sticky on it.

Poor old Barnaby, he knocks a staffer up and it needs a legislative response,  NZ  tyro PM created at the whim of the master of seven percent ripping  conventions apart, gets knocked up by someone suggested to be her current squeeze, out of wedlock, and the church bells are still ringing.
All the while the true situation of that unconventional political coupling, between a pensioner and the brand new leader of the NZLP,  was apparently consummated after an egg had met a tadpole, a fairy tale that it is decreed  shall remain unpublished  for evermore.
In the meantime NZ voters will live happily ever after.

That people, is how "Fairy tales" are created.

06:00

Herald editorial hits Hipkins hard Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The NZ Herald editorial yesterday calls out Hipkins for his blatant lies over the closing down of 11 Charter Schools: Charter schools do not seem to be a problem. We have not heard or read complaints from parents whose children attend them, or from those who inspect them, teach in them or have anything to []

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05:30

RNZ Mediawatch: Fixing Facebook and online news The Inquiring Mind

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/downloads/mwatch/mwatch-20180204-0910-can_the_crowd_fix_facebook_and_online_news-128.mp3

Looks at concerns and issues with an eye to discussions reported from Davos.

Though some of those concerns may be raised by those whose motives might well be suspect

05:30

Daily Crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Welcome to our Daily Crossword.

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

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

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

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

The Crossword is now only available for subscribers only. 

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05:15

Has your sub EXPIRED? Need help? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up or be because your credit card has expired or be because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. or be because of insufficient funds If you want to update []

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05:00

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is pseud (noun) (informal) A false, artificial, or pretentious person (adj) Another word for pseudo ( False or counterfeit; fake.) Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Pseud is a derogatory colloquialism derived by shortening from pseudointellectual. It dates from the mid-20th century.

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04:00

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 11 19Godly people find life; evil people find death.

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03:04

Trump blocks Democrats response to Nunes memo No Minister

As expected.

Like all dictators, Trump doesn't tolerate dissenting views.

Adolf owes me a beer.

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