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Tuesday, 19 September

17:01

Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? The Inquiring Mind

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

Homepaddock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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16:30

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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16:00

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

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

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15:54

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

From Lawfare

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


15:30

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

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

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15:00

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

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

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14:30

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

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

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14:00

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

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

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13:54

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

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

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

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

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

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

13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

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13:00

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

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

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12:14

BLOODY HELL! No Minister



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:00

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

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

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11:30

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

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

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11:00

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

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

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10:00

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

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

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09:55

Comment of the Day No Minister

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


Whence came this comment?

Who cares?

09:00

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

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

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08:30

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

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

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08:00

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

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

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07:36

When The Country Goes To Town. Bowalley Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

07:30

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

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

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07:00

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

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

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06:30

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

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

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06:00

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

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

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05:30

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

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05:00

Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

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04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is incogitant (adj) Thoughtless; inconsiderate. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Analyzing the composition of incogitant is a little tricky. The Latin negative prefix in- is clear enough (it is related to English un-); the participial ending -ant will be familiar to those who know French or Latin; and []

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04:30

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 19 14 Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the Lord can give an understanding wife.

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Monday, 18 September

17:20

1969: The "Nearly-But-Not-Quite" Election. Bowalley Road

Labour Nearly Did This: It didnt really seem possible that Labour could have lost. Its 1969 campaign had broken new ground in terms of media sophistication. Labours theme-song Make Things Happen had topped the local charts, and its television commercial, put together by a hungry young ad-man called Bob Harvey, was slicker than anything New Zealand voters had hitherto encountered.

WEVE GOT IT! Was the triumphant (if incautious) assertion of the supposedly neutral Professor Bob Chapman on the night of the 1969 nearly-but-not-quite general election. The worthy professor should perhaps be forgiven for his premature psephological ejaculation. He had marked down the electorate of Eden as the seat Labour was bound to take if it was on-course to becoming the government. On the night, Labours candidate, the distinguished New Zealand historian, Professor Keith Sinclair, had taken it. Chapman, whose Labour sympathies were well known to his colleagues (if not to the television audience) had waited nine long years to see the National Government of Keith Holyoake defeated. And, half-way through the election-night telecast, it seemed as though his political patience was being rewarded. That Keith Sinclair was also Chapmans good friend and colleague, merely slapped a good-sized dollop of icing on the cake.

By the end of the telecast, however, the story had changed. Sinclairs narrow election-night majority notwithstanding, Labour had fallen four seats short of the 43 needed to win. An industrial dispute involving a ship called the Wainui culminating in a march up Queen Street by the communist-dominated Seafarers Union had cost the Labour leader, Norman Kirk, the Auckland seats hed needed (and confidently expected) to secure the prime-ministers job. Even Eden, after the counting of Special Votes, reverted to Nationals John Rae by the wafer-thin margin of 67 votes.

It didnt really seem possible that Labour could have lost. Its campaign had broken new ground in terms of media sophistication. Labours theme-song Make Things Happen had topped the local charts, and its television commercial, put...

16:30

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:30

Good on ya Bill, I wouldnt go either Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

After decades of insults it is little wonder that politicians dont want to go to Waitangi any longer. Earlier this year Bill English refused to go, and now he says he is unlikely to ever go again. Bill English says hes unlikely to return to Waitangi for Waitangi Day if National is re-elected. In February, []

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15:00

Media company protects its staff from flamboyant gay man with the wrong opinions Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Imagine a Media organisation that has interviewed dictators and dangerous gang members but that draws the line at its studio being used to interview a flamboyant gay man with the wrong opinions. This is truly what our world is coming to. Conservative views are now seen as dangerous and diversity of opinion is no longer valued. []

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14:30

Kelvins crim mates from Australia still committing crimes when they come back here Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Aussies dont want these scumbags, but they are Kiwi criminals. They have been extradited back here and Kelvin Davis has grandstanded about their plight, hugging them like Michael Jackson clinging to a small boy. A Newshub exclusive report reveals that Australias crackdown on Kiwi criminals has seen almost 40 percent commit an offence after []

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14:22

Classic Comedy Monty Python Series 2 The Inquiring Mind

No idea how long it will be available


14:00

Respected journalist (we have so few) embarasses himself Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

(Normally) Investigative journalist Martin van Beynen predicts: Im sticking with my earlier prediction that Labour will get more party votes than National. Im even more convinced having interviewed Jacinda Ardern. However, as she points out, the result will ride on turnout. If the young and the strugglers get their backsides into gear and bother to []

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13:30

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Aryz x China 2016 from Germn Rigol on Vimeo.

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13:00

This is what you should not do, so let that be a lesson to you Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

In politics avoiding potentially embarrassing situations can be the difference between being seen as a serious political figure and a laughing stock. An ill-timed photo or one deliberately staged by the photographer to poke fun at a politician can damage their reputation. [] Similarly, best not pose for photographs prone in long grass, walk any []

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12:00

Amazon: Good or Bad? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chances are, you already have an account with Amazon.  And youve bought at least something from them.  It was either well priced, or you didnt mind the extra because it was a way to get an item that was otherwise not accessible to you. But with Amazon moving in next door (Australia), we are likely []

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11:30

Greens policy will rack up the rents for tenants Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Greens want to increase the rights of tenants: The Green Party want to extend the rights of renters by bringing in three-year standard tenancies and limiting rent increases to once a year. It said more than half the population was now renting and people deserved the same standards as those who owned a home. []

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11:00

A little less conversationa little more action Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern keeps going on about having conversations. On becoming a republic: Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says its time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic. I do think that we should start having the conversation. There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved on that path, []

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10:30

Photo of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I Dont Like Mondays Brenda Ann Spencer won worldwide notoriety when, as a freckled 16-year-old proclaiming, I dont like Mondays, Spencer sprayed a San Diego elementary school playground with .22-caliber semiautomatic sniper fire. Monday mornings are tough for everyone, but on Jan. 29, 1979, a freckle-faced red-headed teen found a unique way to sing the []

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10:00

Jacinda and the Art of Saying Nothing Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

CORIN: They do need passion now. Cos now those who might have been hoping that you would be the politician that might finally deal with New Zealands issues with capital and taxing capital and fairness, and youre not. JACINDA: But I am still doing the work, Corin. And I will in government still make that []

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09:00

Frankly, I dont care, theyve had time enough Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour is whinging that drop-kicks who havent yet bothered, a week out from a general election, to comply with the law are being turned away: Those eligible should be able to enrol and vote in one go at the advance booths. The General Secretary for the Labour Party, Andrew Kirton, is concerned the mistakes will []

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08:45

Hey there Newbie, Welcome to Whaleoil Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hey there Newbie Welcome to Whaleoil. We are a very friendly community and if you want to get to know your fellow Whaleoilers I recommend that you try out Whaleoil Backchat in the evening and Whaleoil General Debate in the morning. We can be politically incorrect but as you will soon discover our content is []

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08:30

Affordable housing? Its a shed Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A Kiwi man has been congratulated for his vision of a solution to the problem of affordable housing for Maori. His exciting new tiny home is barely more than an insulated kit set garden shed with no kitchen and a composting toilet. Apart from what I suspect is a very basic shower, it is no different []

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08:00

Gareth Morgan is right, for once public polls dont help TOP at all Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

At TOP we commissioned a market research company to investigate voters attitudes towards our party. Their polling indicates that 1.5% of New Zealanders are committed TOP voters, no matter what. This aligns well with the landline poll results. It indicates a further 3% are most likely to vote TOP. This takes us to 4.5%. This []

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07:30

If National loses, Pike River mine opens Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

NZ First can reveal that in late January, the Prime Minister received a proposal from Victoria University to re-enter Pike River mine using its robotic HADES underground mine disaster scout. Unmanned entry could easily have taken place by now, except this government does not want the public to learn the truth about whats in there, []

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07:00

Rodney Hide is enjoying this election Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Rodney Hide seems to be enjoying this election: Previous elections have had a feeling of inevitability about them. Thats meant a lack of passion and excitement. Not this time around. It feels more like the Rugby World Cup and Americas Cup than boring old politics. Thats a good thing. People are engaged. Theyre talking, theyre []

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06:30

If you vote for Labour youll get the Greens capital gains tax Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A vote for Labour is a vote for the Greens insistence of a capital gains tax. Labour wants one too, but they are still trying to hide that. The Greens would want a capital gains tax introduced in the first term, if they went into coalition with Labour, leader James Shaw says. Labours leader Jacinda []

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06:00

Jacinda Ardern like youve never seen her before Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When Jacinda Ardern was interviewed by Larry Williams she was asked about a video that was already online, which was her closing address to the 2009 International Union of Socialist Youth Festival in Hungary. Her answer was that she wasnt sure precisely when it was and thought it was 2008. She should have been more []

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05:30

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

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05:00

Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If youre feeling like this marathon runner, there are a few of us here that will help you get across the line.   But know this:  the last five days are going to be the worst. All the last bits of dirt and scandal will be dumped.  Those that havent already got legal injunctions against []

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04:45

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is iconoclast (noun) 1. One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions. 2. One who destroys sacred religious images. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Breaker or destroyer of images, 1590s, from French iconoclaste and directly from Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Late Greek eikonoklastes, []

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Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 18 14 The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?

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