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19:00

Wednesday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chinas Leftover Men: Desperately Seeking Wives  As a result of the one-child policy, leading to the preference for sons has led to a gender imbalance between men and women, and women in China becoming picky (as you would expect where supply is plentiful) I dread to think of what this means in India, as families [] The post Wednesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Jordan Peterson sits down for an in depth discussion Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Wednesday Weapons Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Via ferrata La coriace de Buis les Baronnies en famille Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz ferrata  is a protected climbing/walking route -using a steel rope which climbers can attach to with rope and karabiner while wearing body harness. Via ferrata La coriace de Buis les Baronnies en famille Yep this one is a family [] The post Via ferrata La coriace de Buis les Baronnies en famille appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:27

FORTUNATE INDEED THAT YALTA DIDNT HAPPEN IN 2018 No Minister


With the Red Army within a hundred kms of Berlin and the western allies about to cross the Rhine the political "Big Three" of Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met in Crimea at the Lavidea Palace in February 1945 with the military defeat of Germany unable to end in anything other than total destruction of The Third Reich.

One of the monumental outcomes of that meeting was the creation of a Soviet "sphere of political control" in complete absence of any hope of democracy  for the people of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Greater Yugoslavia and Albania, all consigned to Soviet domination for the next almost half century.
Austria Italy, Greece, Finland, and even France faced serious threat of inclusion in that euphemistically termed  sphere of influence through agitation from strong communist ideological influence amongst the socialist trade union empowered left.
While devastated Germany was partitioned into four "Zones" each under the control of The US, France, The UK and The USSR with the poor wretches eventually locked into East Germany denied any semblance of democracy as western peoples might define it. The other three "Zones" merged into a free democratic state under a constitutional electoral arrangement similar to that now used In NZ for MMP, with a Capital city in Bonn.

Churchill had serious reservations at this locking in of Soviet Hegemony over eastern Europe but Roosevelt supported Stalin and the rest is History.
Now because Donald Trump didn't call out the nasty little scroat currently in charge of the Russian Federation at Helsinki, he  is being compared to Chamberlain in Munich c1938, the perpetrator of a "Pearl Harbour" disaster c 1941 and the greatest Traitor to ever hold the Office of POTUS.

Sheesh people so Trump fresh from reducing tension on the Korean DMZ sometimes erroneously referred to The 38 parallel didn't stick his neck in a noose at Helsinki to satisfy all the sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome, merely met with the current dictator of Russia and no war erupted,  why don't we just wait and see down the track

References to his throwing the US security services under a bus, give me strength. The conniptions of Obama, Brennan Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, and Meuller along with the established traitors currently in the Democratic Party, they should all be tossed under the Amtrack express leaving Washington DC.
The almost total politicisation of the DoJ and The FBI leadership as arms of the Democratic Party make it a fairly reasonable desire for the present POTUS to have a strong urge to assist in the tossing.

Just think for a moment if the deliberations of the  Big Three had been exposed to political motivations and digital communications across the mass media, the widely revered Roosevelt who was elected to the office of POTUS four times leading to the 22nd  amendment...

17:00

On detention: Lauren Southern Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz  A new interview with a great interviewer asking lots of challenging probing questions, covering free speech, and how multiculturalism could be the downfall of the West. Lots of details about her arrest, NZ, Aus etc.   Ive been following Lauren for [] The post On detention: Lauren Southern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S03 6/06 Alarums and Excursion 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

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:38

Oh, dear factually challenged again The Inquiring Mind

What makes this even more concerning is that Ms Golriz Ghahramen is a lawyer, but seem remarkably deficient in knowledge of the law. especially as she is Justice spokesperson for NZ Greens. This calls into question the degree to which anybody vetted Ms Ghahramen, thus raising questions about whether the Greens really have a place in NZ politics.

15:30

Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:00

Auckland peace action need a new logo: Seven 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 need a new logo: Seven appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:46

Free Speech Coalition files proceedings against Goff and Auckland Council Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Free Speech Coalition has now filed proceedings against Mayor Goff and Auckland Council under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. This came after the Coalition presented the Mayor with an open letter suggesting he avoid the cost of litigation by reopening discussions with the promoters of the event in question. The open letter outlined: The [] The post Free Speech Coalition files proceedings against Goff and Auckland Council appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Sticks and stone series: Racist slurs and nicknames for the Germans Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Adolf reference to Hitler. Bazi means loveable crook. Pronounced baht-see Boche short for alcaboche or cabbage-head. Blockhead  (My Dad who had German grandparents heard the insult boof head a lot in his family) Bosch Boxhead Chleuh From the name of the Chleuh, a North African ethnicity a term with racial connotations. Fischkopf Fish-head used by southern Germans for northern [] The post Sticks and stone series: Racist slurs and nicknames for the Germans appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

NZ media provides no context for Israels reaction Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A reader e-mailed me yesterday morning to tell me that they had read on a New Zealand media site that Israel had struck at Gaza but failed to mention that it was in response to TWO HUNDRED rockets sent into Israel over the last weekend by Hamas! Over only 24 hours, over 200 rockets and [] The post NZ media provides no context for Israels reaction appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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13:29

Where does profit come from? 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) please click here.

Take a KFC store, rented from the corporation by a franchisee. How does the store produce profit? Its just a building.

For Marxists, the material elements of capital are man [people] and Nature.1 Take the window of a KFC drive-through, an element of the capital that is the KFC store. The windows glass began as sand; miners extracted the sand from an open pit; transport workers moved the sand into massive silos; through a complex scientific process in a factory, workers heated the sand, transformed it into liquid glass, flattened it with tin, cooled and solidified it, resulting in glass as we know it; workers cut, transported and installed the glass in the store window; a KFC worker now slides the window open, and hands over a delicious Zinger Burger. At every step of the way, workers transformed and re-transformed natural elements for human need. This is what the capitalists profits from; the transformation of natural elements by workers.

So, there is no productive capital without labour (or Nature). By contrast, labour (not to mention Nature!) without a capitalist is possible. In the Argentinian occupied factory movement, workers took over factories and ran them democratically, instead of accepting redundancies. While these factories still operate within a capitalist market, their victory demonstrates how workers can operate without capitalists whereas the opposite is not true.

But if workers are not reliant on capitalists, where do wages come from? Let us return to KFC. Max Caulfield makes 50 burgers in one hour. Each burger is sold for $5. She is paid $15 an hour. In other words, her first 3 burgers have already covered an hours wages in the first 10 minutes. 7 more burgers cover the price of ingredients, and a share of the stores fixed costs. The remaining 40 burgers in the hour make $200. Stretch that out to 8 hours, and she will be paid $120, while the company will make $1,600 out of her labour. Max was not paid out of profits: rather, the profits were the surplus of the value of produced by her work. (Of course, other steps in the supply chain the slaughter of chickens, the sale of the burger also cost and reproduce capital, but the worker is essential at each step).

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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

France celebrates World Cup win Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Weve been having a few discussions on this blog recently about the benefits of multiculturalism. Winston says he is against it. Chris Bishop is apparently all for it. Some of the comments at the time of the win showed that people thought that multiculturalism was a significant factor in Frances victory and that if the [] The post France celebrates World Cup win appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Small asteroids that hit the Earth between 1994-2013 Chelyabinsk-sized impacts (500 kilotons TNT) every few decades Tunguska-sized impacts (5 megatons TNT) every few centuries An event such as depicted below would affect the entire globe not just a city. NASA is building a defense system to alter the path of dangerous asteroids ensuring they miss [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

What has Iceland got that we dont have? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Iceland has scenery with grandeur, challenge and accessibility and so does New Zealand. We too can walk (with care) in high places. But so often we find visitors frequenting our great outdoors more than we New Zealanders do. What has Iceland got that we dont have? We dont have: A team in the world cup A [] The post What has Iceland got that we dont have? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Are you an Islamophobe? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When you talk about Islam with non-Muslims, they are likely to ask you if you are an Islamophobe. A good all-purpose response to any objection you get is to ask them how they learned about Islam as that question is likely to reveal to both of you how little the other knows about Islam which is [] The post Are you an Islamophobe? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum -S04 S01 Monsoon Madness The Inquiring Mind

Truncated video, but only copy I could find

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.

10:30

Government brakes on the economy Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On selection night Winston warned us of the dark clouds on the horizon and how the good times were coming to an end. He then added the disclaimer that no one should blame his new government for it. But nine months in, the dark clouds are most definitely on the horizon, but as the rest of [] The post Government brakes on the economy 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: Taken on Tuesday the 26th of June of a plane just after take off from Queenstown 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Chris Bishop is another ninny in the wrong party Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Bishop is part of Amy Adams puddle. A legacy of the wet years of John Key. A legend in his fathers mind. And a total waste of space given this Facebook message attacking Winston Peters yesterday: Quote: He could not be more wrong. Rather than harking back to eras long-gone and talking pejoratively about [] The post Chris Bishop is another ninny in the wrong party appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Gavin Ellis on media matters The Inquiring Mind

Oh dear some rational thought,:

Media commentator Gavin Ellis says the allocation of $15 million in new broadcasting funding does not bode well for the concept of a multi-platform public service media system. And Canadas Globe & Mail has introduced an experimental transparency system on its website aimed at giving readers a clear insight into how its news is gathered and editorial applied. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

09:00

Cartoon of the day by SonovaMin Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:30

Yet another strike as this government return us to the 1970s industrial era Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

People and voters had largely forgotten what strikes were. Since the reforms of the 1990s unions have been cowed and beaten. But, slowly and surely, they are raising themselves from the dead. They feel emboldened with a Labour-led government and so are kicking up a stink, reminding us all what it was like in the [] The post Yet another strike as this government return us to the 1970s industrial era appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:29

TRUMP #2 No Minister

In writing my previous post on Trump being Trump I had seriously considered including a prediction that 'he' would label the reporting of his remarks from the Helsinki press conference 'Fake News'.    I wuz wrong.

It appears the President quickly realised the veritable shit storm his comments had created both at home and abroad and now sez 'he misspoke'.    

That when he said "My people came to me ... they said we think its Russia.  I have President Putin; he said its not Russia.  I will say this ... I don't see any reason why it would be" ... that he should have said "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.  Sort of double negative".

He must take 'us' (meaning the world) for fools. 

I have been a consistent critic of Trump (and Clinton).   But I have tried to give him some respect as befitting his office.   No more.    The man is an ego driven narcissist idiot who embarrasses his office every day he occupies it.    Problem is the US Constitution does not provide for the impeachment of an idiot ... if it did Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson would all be goneburger ... while the bar in the 25th Amendment providing for the removal of the President as being 'unfit to serve' is a high one indeed.

America is, for better or worse, stuck with Trump for the next 28 months and America and the western world we be all the poorer for it.


08:00

So what will hate-speech laws protect us from exactly? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Currently, there is no such thing as hate speech. There is legal speech and there is illegal speech. Lefties in New Zealand are keen to bring in so-called hate-speech laws, which are Islamic blasphemy laws in disguise. They are puppets on a string reacting to the manipulations of Muslim activists. The push for hate-speech laws only [] The post So what will hate-speech laws protect us from exactly? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Hosking calls government inept Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking is less than impressed with the government: Quote: We seem to be in two worlds at the moment. I was asked by a car dealer last week, whats happening to the economy? I passed on what I was hearing. He said they werent seeing it yet. They were having to work harder for [] The post Hosking calls government inept appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

Of godfathers and presidents Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Your father did business with Hyman Roth. Your father respected Hyman Roth, but your father never trusted Hyman Roth. - [Frank Pentangeli, The Godfather] Substitute the name Hyman Roth with Vladimir Putin and it might be a fair assessment of the kind of thinking that President Trump keeps in the forefront of his mind when dealing with this KGB operative and current President of the Russian Federation. After this weeks summit between the two leaders, people seem to hold some kind of expectation that Trump shouldve lambasted Putin for everything under the sun, from civilian deaths in Aleppo, to the invasion of Crimea, to Russian meddling in the United States elections and beyond.  I wager that had Trump conducted himself in that kind of fashion, the world would be hysterically screaming about his lack of professional diplomacy toward a first meeting with a leader who holds the major balance of nuclear weapons after Americas stockpile are accounted for.   The post Of godfathers and presidents appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Inappropriate misappropriation Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A guest post One of the young ladies reporting for the NZ Herald, a Ms Heath Moore, has written that Kiwis have hit out at a US TV show after they inappropriately used Patea Maori Clubs song Poi E in their series promotion. Heath does not identify the Kiwis she quotes in her article so [] The post Inappropriate misappropriation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Sorry Jonesy, that is official information, cough them up Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If John Key and Judith Collins had to make my texts to them available, then Shane Jones is going to have to make his texts available. He is currently refusing: Quote: Regional economic development minister Shane Jones is refusing to make public messages backing his criticism of Fonterra chair John Wilson. Self-styled provincial champion Jones launched a [] The post Sorry Jonesy, that is official information, cough them up appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:15

Most-read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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06:00

Sorry Phil, that is just a weasel excuse and explaining is losing Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Goff thinks he is justified in banning free speech because someone else in Australia had problems exercising their free speech because a bunch of fascist thugs caused some violence. Quote: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff claims police were braced for disorder if two far-right Canadian speakers were given the green light to appear at a [] The post Sorry Phil, that is just a weasel excuse and explaining is losing appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription 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 because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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04:30

Faces of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On Whaleoil backchat last night commenter Second time around said: Putin put a knife into the MSM by saying that Trump was such a nobody at the time of his Miss Universe visit to Russia that nobody bothered to tell Putin that he was visiting. There was certainly no reason to spy on him.   The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Face of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Todays face of the day doesnt think that hate speech comes under the umbrella of free speech. She is wrong and I have a post later today explaining exactly why she is wrong. The only terms we should be looking at are legal speech and illegal speech. Most so-called hate speech does not break the law [] 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 paragon (noun) 1. A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example. 2. (a) An unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats. (b) A very large spherical pearl. 3. (Printing) A type size of 20 points. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The English noun [] 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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Tuesday, 17 July

19:35

Nine To Noon: Cyberwarfare The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180717-1006-cyberwarfare_and_the_truth_about_the_american_election_hacks-128.mp3

In a world in which almost everything is connected, our society is more target rich for hackers than ever before. Its not surprising, then, that cyber threats now pose a bigger danger to world security than terrorism and nuclear weapons. The New York Times National Security correspondent David E. Sanger calls them The Perfect Weapon, the title of his new book. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his investigations and how cyber warfare is transforming geo-politics; from the US attacks on Iran and North Korea, to the Russian attacks on the American election, and the wanna cry hack that temporarily crippled the NHS.

19:00

Tuesday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Nigel Farage interviews Steve Bannon Talking, Trump, Tommy Robinson and more, stay tuned for fireworks near end of interview. The post Tuesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Im not ashamed of being white Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S02 E04 Honourable Men 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

18:00

Theological Tuesday Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E13 Bang Bang Youre Dead The Inquiring Mind

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

Ferrata Telluride Colorado Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz ferrata  is a protected climbing/walking route -using a steel rope which climbers can attach to with rope and karabiner while wearing body harness. Via Ferrata Telluride Colorado Delivering rock climbing skills to novices. Not so much climbing though. But the [] The post Ferrata Telluride Colorado appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S06 E06 Happy Returns 1978 The Inquiring Mind

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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.

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John Cleese on Brexit, newspapers and why hes leaving the UK: BBC Newsnight Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S03 5/06 Crossed Lines 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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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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10% cant be counted The Inquiring Mind

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The release of data from this years census has been delayed because not enough people participated in it:

Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019.

We will confirm the exact response and the coverage rates for the census after we complete our reconciliation processes. Stats NZs interim calculations show that full or partial information for at least 90 percent of individuals was received, compared with 94.5 percent for the 2013 Census.

As with previous censuses, we will use statistical methodology to compensate for missing data. For the 2018 Census we are revising this methodology because of the lower-than-expected response. We are discussing this new methodology with our technical customers. Were also undertaking analysis on how to improve data for small populations, subgroups, and small geographies. The new date for our first release will give us time to develop revised

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Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Six 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: Six appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Is the propaganda working? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Almost every news bulletin features a doom and gloom climate story. If it rains, floods, snows, blows, droughts or scorches it is climate change. With such a daily diet, is it surprising that a poll discovers the vast majority of those polled expected to see frequent and extreme storms, more droughts, inundated coastlines from sea [] The post Is the propaganda working? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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I agree with Shane Jones Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stuff reports: quote: NZ First MP Shane Jones has savaged a proposal for a giant statue of Papatnuku at Bastion Point, saying it is laughable Aucklanders are forking out for the work. Auckland Council has earmarked $1 million in its budget for the project, but Ngti Whtua rakei Trust deputy chairman spokesman Ngarimu Blair says the idea is unformed and [] The post I agree with Shane Jones 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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Back in business TVHE

Hello internet!  If anyone is still following this site, which undoubtedly looks dead, Id like to give you a shout that regular posts are on their way back.

First can I say, WTF has been happening in the world since I wandered away from the computer.  I stop keeping tabs on economic and political news for a couple of years and the world has completely changed I just dont even have the words.

I never meant to stop posting, hence why there was no farewell post.  However, my attempts at writing a PhD thesis got in the way of any other sort of reading or writing and as a result I was both short of content and shorn of the capability to write even poor attempts at blog posts.  Similarly the other brave writers of TVHE found life getting in their way our common group emails even became a rarity over this period something we all bemoaned!

However, now Im back to adding some content on here but Ill have to give a few notes:

  1. The plan is to only post once per week until I find my feet a bit more I still have a lot of balls in the air (the thesis isnt submitted yet and Im organising work) and dont just want to provide single links with a one line comment when I do post.
  2. On that note I will be hoping that, if anyone is around, they will be comfortable adding comments.  I do this for the conversation about economics not because I have any amazing insight.  If people are keen for us to bounce ideas off each other then this blog can get back rolling.
  3. I will be staying away from the TVHE twitter as I have for the last 3+ years (although these posts will be linked there automatically I hope so keep following).  Twitter became toxic in 2014 and appears to have just become more of a cesspool since I want to discuss economic ideas and arguments, not deal with traded insults.  If someone can convince me to come back then I may change my mind.
  4. I will NOT be blogging on my specialisation (analysis of income inequality) in detail until Ive defended my thesis that is months away still.  There will be outline posts, but I will steering away from to much detail at first.
  5. I have been lecturing entry level economics, and giving a few lectures on economic modelling, since I have been away.  Content related to this is likely to turn up.  Specifically, I would like to create content to share with my students this semester is macroeconomics, so I may be going back to macro for a bit.
  6. After a few months I will be looking at running some ideas past anyone who turns up to read these posts I would like some more interactive discussion of economic topics as related to New Zealand without the external pressure...

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Trump and Putin: A NZ take with Adams summation The Inquiring Mind

Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, RNZ has a number of reports:-

RNZ Morning Report

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180717-0638-trump_backs_putin_defies_us_intel_in_helsinki-128.mp3

US President Donald Trump has publicly challenged his own intelligence agencies after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki overnight. Speaking at a 45-minute news conference with the Russian President, Mr Trump backed Mr Putin saying Russia did not meddle in the 2016 Presidential election. Our correspondent in Moscow is Dan Ashby. He talks to Philippa Tolley

Then we have this segment:-

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180717-0710-trump-putin_summit_us_presidents_comments_treasonous-128.mp3

Former top American intelligence officials have condemned President Donald Trump for accepting Vladimir Putins denial that Russia interfered in the 2016 US elections. Mr Trump and the Russian president met face-to-face in Helskinki overnight. Afterwards, Mr Putin denied meddling in the elections. Former CIA Director John Brennan called Mr Trumps comments nothing short of treasonous. In a tweet he said: Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the news conference truly unbelievable and said: On the worlds stage, in front of the entire globe, the President of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin. Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said in a tweet Mr Trump was essentially confessing to the world that he believes Putin more the the United States of America and its agencies. The BBCs Lyse Doucet is in Helsin...

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British bobbies agree with Trump Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Allo, Allo, Allo. The Daily Mail UK reports: Quote: Serving police officers today backed Donald Trumps claim that some Muslim communities in the UK are no-go areas because of extremism. Several Met officers have said the Islamification of some parts of the capital requires extra vigilance and they cant wear uniforms for safety reasons despite Scotland [] The post British bobbies agree with Trump appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Click on map for a high-res view Worldwide map of organized crime Come 2025 we will likely see a new category in the legend called tobacco with definitive lines into New Zealand. And someone is going to get filthy rich because of this.   The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Free speech is what I say it will be Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We all understand how important free speech is. Even left-wing London Mayor Sadiq Khan approved the flying of the Trump blimp in London because he said he had no right to stop it, as it was a question of free speech. To me, insulting the president of the United States is probably pushing the boundaries, [] The post Free speech is what I say it will be appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Nine to Noon: Te Papa collections under threat? The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180716-0908-concerns_for_collections_at_te_papa-128.mp3

Former Manager of Collection Services at Te Papa Dr Mike Rudge says job cuts at our national museum will seriously compromise the collections.

Dr Rudge tells Kathryn Ryan about the stern letter he has written to Te Papas Board in response the proposed restructuring, asking them to defer proposed job cuts which he says pose a series challenge to our national museums statutory obligations to properly manage the countrys national treasures.

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Watch Your Step No Minister

Adolf's Spanish lessons today include a section on idiom or sayings. 

Here's a real gem I've never heard in the English language:-

Love is blind but not the neighbours.

'El amor es ciego, pero los vecinos no'

Spanish has a comma before the word 'pero' (but)

Update:

This one was written for David

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.

'En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey'

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Trump in the UK The Inquiring Mind

Some very peculiar views aired here

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Freedom of speech, even when we dont like it Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mayor Phil Goff bowed to pressure from the local Muslim community into cancelling the venue for Lauren Southern and Stephen Molyneux to speak at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. New Zealand Federation of Islam Associations president Hazim Arafeh said, quote: [She] abuses her right of freedom of speech. Shes just going to give a [] The post Freedom of speech, even when we dont like it appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum -S03 S06 Dont Take The Mickey 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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Debating with a machine Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Can it be useful to debate with a machine? After Sophia became a Saudi citizen in 2017, we now find IBMs computers engaging in debate (against debating champions) and nearly winning. What is more, the artificially intelligent debater has no human face. It is an obelisk -and this project seems to be an Israeli one! [] The post Debating with a machine 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: This is a motorbike which is parked (most days)at the corner of Parkvale Road and Karori Road, Wellington taken from our car window. 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Morning Report: Guyon Espiner discusses Trump and China with Simon Bridges The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Morning Report 

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180716-0741-defence_strategy_will_have_economic_ramifications_-_bridges-128.mp3

Simon Bridges is ringing alarm bells about New Zealands relations with two world super powers America and China. Hes told Morning Report hes concerned about the unpredictability of Donald Trump after the US president labelled the EU as a foe. And Mr Bridges says China is set to take economic retaliation against New Zealand after its Defence Strategy warned of the consequences of a more aggressive China. Mr Bridges discusses the issue with Guyon Espiner.

Adam is not sure Bridges is right on the China point.Less reliance on China might not be bad.

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Tweet for Today The Inquiring Mind

 

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Winston lashes out against multiculturalism Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Winston Peters is having a blinder as acting-PM. Hes told the sugar tax lobby to shove it, made the right noises on a number of other issues and now he is slamming multiculturalism: Quote: Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters told talkback radio this morning that he stands for a New Zealand culture, not a multitude of [] The post Winston lashes out against multiculturalism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Whaleoil video: Does Phil Goff actually believe what he says? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Musk goes off Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gizmodo reports that Elon Musk is showing his true colours over the rescuers of the Thai football team rejecting his submarine. Quote: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being [] The post Musk goes off appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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I have an obligation Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A couple of months after Phils tenth birthday, a great orator gave an inspiring and impassioned speech that repeated the words, I have a dream Possibly, Phil had words from that speech in his mind when, on TVNZs Q+A programme, he repeated, Ive got an obligation  Words like, I have a dream that my four little children [] The post I have an obligation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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HAS TRUMP 'OUTCHAMBERLAINED' CHAMBERLAIN No Minister

The quite extraordinary (some might say bizarre) press conference  early this morning where Trump exonerated Putin from any wrongdoing in the US Presidential election has been universally condemned from across the US political spectrum.     Trump prostituted himself at Putin's feet with CNN's Anderson Cooper calling it as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American President".

Some Trumpist apologists will say 'CNN ... so what'.   But it's not just CNN.   When Fox News weighs in also you know Trump has overreached himself big-time.   Not just the networks ... ex CIA Director John Brennan called the performance as "nothing short of treasonous" while conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said Trump's performance was "self serving and grotesque" before declaring "Trump made a fool of himself".  

The final word to U.S. Sen. John McCain who slammed Trump sayingThe damage inflicted by President Trumps naivet, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate".   The Arizona Republican and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee added that Trump is unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the President made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world".     Sage comment.

All this at the end of Trump's European 'tour de force'.    A visit where he sought to undermine the British PM; questioned the US commitment to NATO; called the EU 'the enemy' and managed to walk in front of the Queen.

Trump is not a Republican yet he may go down in history as having near destroyed the Republican Party with his cosying up to Putin.     From where I sit Trump has 'outchamberlained' Chamberlain.



 

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Does Nicola Willis remember which party she is in? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Nicola Willis thinks she is all that, but the reality is she is a dripping wet pinko all loved up for climate change, and her stupid tweet yesterday shows it: Quote: A pleasure to receive Generation Zeros submission on the Zero Carbon Bill and to re-state Nationals desire for a climate-change framework with broad and [] The post Does Nicola Willis remember which party she is in? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Soper on Clarks holiday shenangins Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper follows on from his missus, having a lash at David Clark: Quote: Jacinda Ardern promised her Government would be the most open and transparent the countrys ever seen, but theyve failed. The fallout from the countrys biggest industrial spat in the health sector in a generation put paid to that. This time last [] The post Soper on Clarks holiday shenangins appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Shane Jones tells hapu to shove their statue right up their nono Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Shane Jones is on fire, giving it to the hapu who want millions to build a massive edifice: Quote: NZ First MP Shane Jones has savaged a proposal for a giant statue of Papatnuku at Bastion Point, saying it is laughable Aucklanders are forking out for the work.  Auckland Council has earmarked $1 million in its budget for the [] The post Shane Jones tells hapu to shove their statue right up their nono appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Most read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Phil Goff and the truth appear to be complete strangers Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It looks like Phil Goff and the truth are complete strangers. If you will recall, Phil Goff made claims that he had sacked a leaker from his office. David Farrar has been digging and found that Goffs claims are so far from the truth they should be called for what they are lies: Quote: Ive [] The post Phil Goff and the truth appear to be complete strangers 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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What will happen when Trump meets Putin The Inquiring Mind

From The Atlantic Mark Galeotti writes

What happens when The Art of the Deal meets the Kremlin playbook? Given that, as one depressed NSC staffer put it to me, our job is to build a bridge between the real world and the presidents, the real risk is not that Donald Trump actually gives away the farm to Vladimir Putin when they meet in Helsinki next weekits what happens in Washington if he tries.

Its rare for Trump to meet an autocrat he doesnt like, from Chinas Xi (with whom, Trump tweeted, he will always be friends) to North Koreas Kim Jong Un (who he has called a smart cookie). Nonetheless, his determination to meet with Putin appears rooted not just in his apparent conviction that the two have some kind of rapport. It also reflects his grandstanding desire to prove himself the great global deal maker.

What that means is that he needs to walk away able to claim some kind of agreement. More at link

This is why he is so dangerous.

This ending comment from Galeottis article makes this pertinent observation :-

As one Russian Foreign Ministry staffer said to me, Trump is a tornado. Fortunately for us, he spends most of his time on his side of the border.

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Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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RNZ Nine to Noon: Hooton and Mills on Politics The Inquiring Mind

RNZ Nine to Noon

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An examination of the Opportunities Party and whether any new party can get over 5 percent, and the purchase of new military planes. 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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Face of the day 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 obtuse (adj) 1. (a) Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. (b) Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity. (c) Not distinctly felt. 2. (a) Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form. (b) Having an obtuse angle. (c) Botany Having a blunt or rounded tip. 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

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