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Friday, 22 September

00:02

A Song For The Times. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"




I know Bill Clintons 1992 Campaign got to this song first, but what the Hell!

Dont stop thinking about tomorrow
Dont stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be even better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone

Dont Stop Fleetwood Mac

NOW, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!


Video courtesy of YouTube


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00:00

No French Fries for you! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I wonder if the Restaurant owner on Waiheke Island who refuses to sell adults french fries on their own has ever watched Seinfeld? There was a running gag on Seinfeld that involved a man they called the Soup Nazi. If the customers did not do what he wanted them to do he would refuse to []

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Thursday, 21 September

23:49

RNZ Final Poll of Polls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Radio NZ via Bryce Edwards

 


23:30

The bullshit of Clarke Gayford "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Clarke Gayford has said more to the media in 6 weeks than Peter Davis ever did in nine years of his wifes draconian rule of New Zealand. One of the things he said, in between moaning about how people are being mean to Cindy, was that she once got up to make him almond milk. []

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23:23

Some Things Never Change. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sheer, Red-Baiting Idiocy: Here, just five days out from a general election, was proof that, in this country, there are still places which remain entirely untouched by the sunlight of the twenty-first century.

ON THE EVE of Womens Suffrage Day, a Waikato cow-cockie was photographed carrying a sign declaring Jacinda Ardern to be a pretty communist. In terms of reasons for feeling outraged and affronted, Labour supporters were spoiled for choice. Should they be outraged at the overt sexism of the pretty? Or affronted by the sheer, red-baiting idiocy of the communist? Then again, a compelling case could be made for being disturbed by the whole extraordinary image. Here, just five days out from a general election, was proof that, in this country, there are still places which remain entirely untouched by the sunlight of the twenty-first century.

So unenlightened are these ideological troglodytes that they have yet to grasp the fact that the milk from their cows; the liquid that gets processed into powder in Fonterras factories; the export product that gets loaded onto ships; is bound for a country ruled entirely and exclusively by members of the Communist Party of China. Thats right! The people who keep our cow cockies in their tractors and utes may not be all that pretty, but they are, most emphatically, communists!

Another fact these strange subterranean folks seem to have forgotten (assuming they ever knew it in the first place) is that the comprehensive free-trade agreement between New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China the first such document ever signed by the Chinese state and a democratic western nation was negotiated by the Labour Government of Helen Clark. Thats right! The worlds largest market for milk powder; the market that kept New Zealands dairy industry afloat through the dark days of the Global Financial Crisis; had been opened up for them by a left-wing woman from the Waikato.

...

23:00

Experience matters "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Would Trust someone with a few weeks leadership experience to run a school, a hospital or a business?

Everyone has to learn on the job to a greater or lesser extent but someone at the kindergarten stage of leadership than someone at the post-graduate level.

As former Prime Minister Jim Bolger said:

Personality doesnt feed your children or keep the rivers clean, personality doesnt make the country safe, it requires sound leadership strong intellect and the right policies.

Its not just leadership experience but the record before the leadership which matters.

Prime Minister Bill English has proven himself.

He was knocked down and got up again, serving New Zealand to the best of his considerable ability.

He has earned the Prime Ministership and is leading a team with considerable government and private sector experience.

That is a sharp contrast to Labour, its leader and front bench who David Farrar points out is almost entirely comprised of people with neither government nor private sector experience.

That, Nationals record, and poll after poll showing people regard the party is far more capable than Labour in economic management ought to be enough for a clear win for the incumbents.

But poll after poll also show support is volatile and the race is very, very close.


Filed under: politics Tagged: Bill English, Jim Bolger, Labour Party, NZ National Party ...

23:00

Labours fiscal hole isnt a hole, more of a shortfallof more than $10b "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When Steve Joyce brilliantly deployed Cunninghams law over Labours fiscal hole, the commentariat rushing to correct him, and in doing so showed that there was definitely something fishy with the numbers being presented. He got the headlines, and the corrects followed some time later. But the damage was done. Now people dont refer to the []

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22:42

Brighter Future? A critique of Nationals 9 years in power (Part 3) "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Following on from Part 1 and Part 2 of Nationals crimes over the past 9 years, here is the final installment just in time for the last couple of days voting in the 2017 election.

Opening conservation land for mining

This year National developed plans for multiple coal mining sites on high value conservation land on the West Coast of the South Island. Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague clearly states the importance of this land. This is public conservation land, and the most ecologically valuable area on the plateau without Whareatea West the integrity of the whole plateau is lost.

A Department of Conservation report found that it is evident the proposal has the potential to have significant adverse effects on the conservation values of the land, including some values that are nationally significant.

This comes not only at a time when we need to protect our conservation land from exploitation by destructive mining corporations, but also the native species which rely on it for survival such as the great spotted kiwi, the South Island fernbird and the West Coast green gecko.

National voting against free school lunches

Highlighting a clear lack of empathy towards New Zealands already impoverished children, National in 2015 rejected Meteria Tureis Feed the Kids Bill which was originally introduced by Hone Harawira.

The bill, which was estimated to only cost $10-14m, would have provided state-funded breakfasts and lunches for all decile one and two schools so hungry children would be able to focus and learn more in the classroom. Key rejected...

22:30

Stop whining Jacinda, if you can claim National cut health then they can claim you are putting up taxes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern has decided to drop the relentlessly positive campaign and start the relentlessly whining campaign. Jacinda Ardern has spoken out about her frustration with the National party campaign, saying they are misleading voters over Labours tax plans. While on the campaign trail today Ms Ardern was asked if Labour was raising income tax, a []

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22:15

Pondering who to vote for "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I am yet to decide who to vote for. Il make up my mind tomorrow. Some thoughts on it National Have done a reasonable job over nine years in sometimes very challenging circumstances. Making worthwhile moves to address social issues more effectively. Too slow to react to housing issues. Bill English is reliable and has []

22:00

Newshub final poll: Nats and Labour slide, Winston is still Kingmaker "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The last major poll before the election is out and all polls are now in alignment. The Newshub/Reid Research poll shows Labour and the Nats sliding back as predicted, with Winston Peters growing. Expect that to continue a little over the next 24 hours. The final poll is in, and it shows either side could []

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21:30

NZDF deploys 70 additional personnel to help ease the fuel shortage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) drivers will get behind the wheel of tankers early on Friday as about 70 additional personnel, including refuelling operators, were mobilised to help ease the jet-fuel shortage caused by a damaged oil pipeline last week. The extra personnel include 55 Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) sailors and six refuelling []

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21:18

Balanced politics, and unbalanced Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

On the eve of the election Stuff has a very unbalanced political page, favouring Winston Peters, Labour and Greens. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics And that is negative for National and TOP. The Herald is more general and more balanced: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/headlines.cfm?c_id=280 Very balanced at RNZ: Very good to see information for voters prominent at Newshub: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election.html The two large []

21:15

Voting edges us closer to catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A guest post by Matt Greer Im going to start with an intentionally confronting statement then try to unpack it with an analogy. The statement: Placing a vote takes us one step closer to catastrophe. Now for the analogy. 100 years ago a ship carrying thousands of people crashes onto a desert island. The island []

21:11

Quote of the Day: Election thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history, mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us. 

~ P.J. ORourke, from his book Parliament of Whores

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21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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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21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.  Fay Weldon who celebrates her 86th birthday today.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Fay Weldon

20:56

Man dies after protest at Parliament "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The man who is reported to have set himself on fire in a protest in the grounds of parliament yesterday has died. More on this when available.

20:33

How soon will we know the election result? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Due to large numbers of advance votes, which will be counted during the day tomorrow and will presumably be released soon after voting closes, we may get a good idea of the likely outcome soon after after 7 pm Saturday night. But if the overall result is close, or if Greens, NZ First or TOP []

20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meet Greg Presland.  Labour-MP-wannabe, sharpest lawyer in the party, blind trust setter-upper for David Cunliffe, advisor/supporter to Ben Rachinger, fan of Rawshark and Hager, and of course a long term blogger at The Standard under the name MICKYSAVAGE. He didnt have one of his better days yesterday.   I decided to let him know today []

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20:25

This is the last day of the campaign! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Today is the last day of the election campaign for 2017. Im sure many politicians, candidates, journalists and others such as myself will be relieved when its over. All billboards and other public advertising must be removed by midnight and out of sight by election day (ridiculous given the number of advance votes these days), []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is introspection (noun) Contemplation of ones own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1670s, action of closely inspecting or examining, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin introspicere to look into, look at, examine, observe attentively, from intro- inward + specere to []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 22 14 The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the Lord angry will fall into it.

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20:00

Friday's Fulminations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is mild moderation.  Normal rules of blogger etiquette and courtesy to blog hosts will apply.with serious transgressors being thrown out.

Unfortunately our system does not allow your comments to show up in the blog post itself.  Just in the comments section.

Visitors might consider the wisdom of using moderate language.

Regards

Adolf'

19:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

19:15

Media watch Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

22 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

19:10

Open Forum Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

22 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

15:51

TAYLOR: I can be the next PM in No.10 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


MOAI KING WILLIAM IV Party leader Matt Taylor has insisted he is a credible candidate to be the next Prime Minister. Despite coming last in the 2015 Brighton Kemptown general election with just 69 votes, Taylor said he could replace Theresa May in 10 Downing Street.

The Moai King William IV party leader told BBC Ones The Andrew Marr Show, I think its perfectly plausible, actually, as leader of Britains newest political party, my job is to be the alternative Prime Minister.

Championing the forgotten memory of King Arthur II and representing the surrogate King William IV, John Wanoa from New Zealand, Taylor said, I think British politics is in a remarkable state of disaster. You have got the Conservative party committing false flag events, while fleecing the British public dry. You have got a Labour party of wolves in sheep clothing and the Liberal party lead by a granddad.

I, and the Moai King William IV party, are the real alternative.

Asked if the Moai King William IV party is a credible political party, Taylor said, If British party politics starts to break down, if the traditional structures start to break up, and that could well happen, we are perfectly positioned with amazing and wondrous policies guaranteed to save the nation.

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14:08

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Fluoride Free New Zealand is calling on the 23 councils (out of the total of 67) that still fluoridate, to urgently implement a moratorium on fluoridation to protect the brains of children being born today in their community.

A major study published on Tuesday in the US Governments Environmental Health Perspectives has found that children born to mothers exposed to fluoride while pregnant, have significantly lower IQ scores. This is particularly relevant to New Zealand where half of the population is currently subjected to fluoridation.

The study measured fluoride in urine and found the average level of fluoride in urine was 0.9mg/L (mg/L = parts per million). To relate this to water fluoride concentration, a separate study found that pregnant women in an area with 0.4 to 0.8 ppm water fluoride only had slightly lower urine fluoride than the average participants in this study. The Ministry of Health recommends fluoride chemicals be added to the water at 0.85ppm.
Pregnant women in New Zealand in fluoridated areas likely have similar levels of urine fluoride as those in the Mexican study. Urine fluoride reflects total fluoride intake from all sources, not just fluoridated water. The paper also reports that in the USA, which is 70% fluoridated, urine fluoride ranges from about 0.5 to 1.5 mg/L which fully overlaps the range found in the Mexican study.
The child of a mother who was drinking water with 0.85ppm fluoride would be predicted to have 5 IQ lower IQ points than if the mother had drunk water with close to zero fluoride in it. This obviously has huge consequences for New Zealand children.

The Ministry of Health recommended 1ppm until the 1990s when it reduced to a range from 0.7ppm to 1ppm, with a target of 0.85ppm. The US Human and Health Services have directed a maximum of 0.7ppm for fluoridation.

This study was very carefully done by a group of researchers who have produced over 50 papers on the cognitive health of children in relationship to environmental exposures.  It was funded by the US Governments National Institute of Health and was a multi-million dollar study.  This was the groups first study of fluoride their other studies mostly dealing with lead, mercury and other environmental neurotoxicants.

This study controlled for a wide range of potential factors that might have skewed the results and produced a false effect.  It was able to largely rule out confounding effects by these other factors.  The factors ruled out included lead, mercury, socio-economic status, smoking, alcohol use, and health problems during pregnancy.

This study offers confirmation of previous studies in Mexico, China....

14:05

World watch Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Friday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:01

September 22 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

66  Emperor Nero created the Legion I Italica.

1236 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeated the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.

1499 Treaty of Basel: Switzerland became an independent state.

1515 Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII, was born (d. 1557).

1586  Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over English and Dutch.

1598 Ben Jonson was indicted for manslaughter.

1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.

1761  George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz were crowned King and Queen of the Great Britain.

1784  Russia established a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.

1789 Battle of Rymnik established Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.

1866 Battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.

1869 Richard Wagners opera Das Rheingold premiered in Munich.

1880 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist, was born (d. 1958).

1885 Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia, was born (d. 1951).

1885...

13:59

09:57

Youre Wrong Keith: We Have To Do This NOW. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Let's Do This NOW! Elections are won when the electorates general preference for prosperity and stability is overwhelmed by its desire to turn the page and begin something new. When simply restoring the same old faces to the same old places no longer seems enough. When obtaining justice for past wrongs; and securing for themselves, and for their children, a different and better future; calls forth from the nations voters an unaccustomed measure of courage and daring. (Photo by JOHN MILLER)

KEITH RANKIN IS WRONG about Jacinda needing to lose this election. If thats what happens on Saturday: if National somehow hauls itself back onto the Treasury Benches; then it is the purest folly to suppose that the election of 2020 will be a Labour walkover. If the Centre-Left cannot win in 2017, then the question that begs to be answered is: Can it win at all?

Presumably, Keith is being guided by the historical precedent of the 1969 nearly-but-not-quite election; That was the election which Labour lost by 14,000 votes, only to be swept into office three years later in the Its time! election of 1972. Or, perhaps hes thinking of the Springbok Tour Election of 1981, when National secured a two-seat majority in spite of receiving 4,122 fewer votes than the Labour Party nationwide. As happened in 1969, Labours narrow defeat was followed by a unambiguous victory three years later in the watershed snap-election of 1984.

If these are the precedents that Keith has in mind, then they deserve closer scrutiny. Especially since Keiths reason for identifying the 2017 election as the one Jacinda needs to lose is that, in his opinion: there will be a financial crisis next year [which Labour] is ill-equipped to handle Further, it may take a major financial crisis (with Labour in Opposition) to drag Labour into the present century, just as the 1930s crisis belatedly dragged L...

09:54

All Over The Place (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The last two major polls are not consistent so everything is up in the air.

I'm going to average these two polls and then make a prediction, slightly tinge with wishful thinking.

Poll average:-

Party                  Party Vote                  Seats

ACT                          0.5                      1
Green                        7.5                      9
Labour                     37                      45
Maori                        0.8                      2
National                  46                       57
NZ1st                       6                         7

I reckon ACT will do a bit better than the poll average and might get up to 2.0% which would give them two seats.

So my prediction is for a Nat/Act/Maori coalition by a slim majority.

So, now all that remains is to reserve a fine bottle of Coonawarra Shiraz for Saturday, sit back and watch the results come in.

Update

I meant to ad it's a shame the two major polls do not use a larger sample, say 1500, for their final two polls.





09:33

Agreeing with Winston "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I agree with Winston Peters on a couple of things. NZ Herald: Winston Peters confident of winning Northland Thats not one of them. I have no idea what his chances are in the Northland electorate. During a question and answer session, where Peters answered questions on everything from capital gains tax to why Queen St []

09:03

Sad fiery protest on Parliament grounds "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A man is reported to have set himself alight on Parliament grounds. Stuff:  Man sets himself on fire outside Parliament in Wellington A man is in a critical condition after setting himself on fire outside Parliament in Wellington. The incident happened just before 4pm on Thursday. A Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman said the man was taken []

08:08

Newshub/Reid Research pre-election poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The last Newshub/Reid Research poll before the election: National 45.8% (last week 47.3) Labour 37.3% (last week 37.8) NZ First 7.1% (last week 6.0) Greens 7.1% (last week 4.9) TOP 0.9% (last week 1.6) Maori Party 0.4% (last week 1.1) ACT 0.6% (last week 0.6) This is quite similar to last nights Colmar Brunton poll as well as being similar to last []

08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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07:30

Whale, oil beef hooked, Crusher is going to raise hell about the neglected privately owned pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just like Chorus (then Telecom) is more than just a private company because it delivers essential infrastructure to the nation, the oil companies have a similar responsibility. If theres one thing Bill English and his team know, its crisis management. Think earthquakes, floods and the global financial crisis. So does the oil crisis play right []

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07:00

Are the shy tories going with Winston? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The other night my missus was rung by UMR. They wanted someone in the 18-35 age bracket40 somethingmumblemumble is close enough so she answered. I know other people who flat out lie to pollsters. I just hang up on them because I have better things to do for 15 minutes of inane loaded questions. The []

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06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Zounderkite  foolish or stupid person; idiot, nincompoop.


Filed under: language Tagged: zounderkite

06:30

It is an historical cycle because history always repeats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We know from the past how civilisations rise and fall. The Roman empire is a good example. Their highly trained soldiers in peace time became idle and fat. Wealth and prosperity led to decadence and vice. They indulged their basest desires and eventually, their civilisation fell apart. When we look at all the factors that []

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06:26

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain must Spell End to Fluoridation in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Fluoride Free New Zealand is calling on the 23 councils (out of the total of 67) that still fluoridate, to urgently implement a moratorium on fluoridation to protect the brains of children being born today in their community.

A major study published on Tuesday in the US Governments Environmental Health Perspectives has found that children born to mothers exposed to fluoride while pregnant, have significantly lower IQ scores. This is particularly relevant to New Zealand where half of the population is currently subjected to fluoridation.

The study measured fluoride in urine and found the average level of fluoride in urine was 0.9mg/L (mg/L = parts per million). To relate this to water fluoride concentration, a separate study found that pregnant women in an area with 0.4 to 0.8 ppm water fluoride only had slightly lower urine fluoride than the average participants in this study. The Ministry of Health recommends fluoride chemicals be added to the water at 0.85ppm.
Pregnant women in New Zealand in fluoridated areas likely have similar levels of urine fluoride as those in the Mexican study. Urine fluoride reflects total fluoride intake from all sources, not just fluoridated water. The paper also reports that in the USA, which is 70% fluoridated, urine fluoride ranges from about 0.5 to 1.5 mg/L which fully overlaps the range found in the Mexican study.
The child of a mother who was drinking water with 0.85ppm fluoride would be predicted to have 5 IQ lower IQ points than if the mother had drunk water with close to zero fluoride in it. This obviously has huge consequences for New Zealand children.

The Ministry of Health recommended 1ppm until the 1990s when it reduced to a range from 0.7ppm to 1ppm, with a target of 0.85ppm. The US Human and Health Services have directed a maximum of 0.7ppm for fluoridation.

This study was very carefully done by a group of researchers who have produced over 50 papers on the cognitive health of children in relationship to environmental exposures.  It was funded by the US Governments National Institute of Health and was a multi-million dollar study.  This was the groups first study of fluoride their other studies mostly dealing with lead, mercury and other environmental neurotoxicants.

This study controlled for a wide range of potential factors that might have skewed the results and produced a f...

06:00

Important questions weve avoided this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Geoff Neal has seven questions.  Ive answered the first three: 1.Why is our GDP per capita so low? Our GDP is only about US $37,000 per person. Australias is $48,000, the United States is $57,000, and Irelands is $69,000. If you want more wealth to go around, then you need strategies to increase GDP per []

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05:32

ON HEALTH "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The reality is that 'Health' is a bottomless pit.   Whatever you spend on it will not be enough egged along by the simple fact that the 'industry' (and that includes you and me) are very good at 'shroud waving'.  

The demand on vote Health will continue to increase exponentially  driven by the reality of an aging population living longer.

Which makes refusal by Labour and NZ First to countenance the lifting of the age of entitlement to NZ Superannuation to 67 thereby freeing up hundreds of millions of dollars which could be redirected into Health spending totally unconscionable.

This has nothing to do with KiwiSaver ... KiwiSaver doesn't replace NZ Superannuation ... it's a top up to provide an enhanced level of retirement ... unless of course 'they' have a (another) secret plan to means test or reduce NZ Superannuation using KiwiSaver as an offset in order to free up funding for Health ... just askin.

05:30

The Great Replacement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Voting for the leadership of this country may well be influenced by what is happening elsewhere. Jacinda, childless, pro-abortion, is up against Bill, with a family of six, with RC views on abortion. I have a thing about childless leaders of nations and many of these can be found in Europe. It is not news []

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05:14

Winston Doesn't Like The National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

TVNZ is carrying a story in which Winston Peters is promising to change the national anthem.   Good old Winston - always right there with the critical hot button issues.

I nearly died laughing when I read this quote:-

He said that, anecdotally, he had never seen Kiwis sing the anthem in times of great joy or celebration, 

By hell, they will be on September 24th if NZ1st falls below five percent.  You'll hear the song of joyous rapture echoing from coast to coast.


05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

LANDS OF WIND from Baptiste Lanne on Vimeo.

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04:30

Why we are truly blessed to live in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We live in paradise in New Zealand. We live in a country where anyone no matter what their skin colour, religion or income is can take their family to the beach the lake, the river or the bush to enjoy our beautiful natural environment. The problems that we do have need to be put into perspective by []

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03:39

Not Seen in the New York Times "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here's an interesting story from the Times of London.

All about a world leader quietly intervening behind the scenes and actually preventing an all out war in the Middle East.  The western leader showed remarkable diplomatic skill and statesmanship in persuading Saudi Arabia and its Sunni friend UAE from invading Shia Qatar..

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, Kuwaits emir, who has acted as mediator, praised Mr XXXXX's efforts at a September 7 press conference. Thank God, whats important is that we stopped any military action, he said.
You've got to hand it to those suave smooth talking French statesmen, don't you?

Well, not today because the western leader in question was that presidential boorish bastard Donald Trump.

How long before the media and the Republicans wake up to the fact that Trump is a hell of a lot smarter than they are and a sight more competent?

The NYT, CNN, MSNBC, WAPO et al would have been going nonstop ape shit for days if this triumph had been pulled off by Obama.  So far, I've not seen a word apart from the NYT calling the effort a failure.

Somehow, I think the London Times has more credibility that the New York Times..

03:30

Olivia Pierson on Trumps address to the UN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It will have fallen on deaf ears at the UN, but Trump told them the unvarnished truth anyway. President Trump stated to the delegates of our worlds political leaders: The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members. To overcome the perils of the present, and to achieve the promise []

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03:00

Maori Party: Locking more criminals up wont solve anything. Whaleoil: Oh yes it will "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A group of Mori and Pacific community leaders and service providers met in Panmure on Wednesday, 13th September, 2017. At this fono they agreed that something radical had to be done to overhaul our Justice system in Aotearoa. A system that incarcerates Mori at alarmingly higher rates compared to others. Over 60% of the prison []

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03:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bronwyn Muir replies to Rachel Stewart:

Dear Rachel,

I dont really have the time to write this as busy running some rural businesses but here goes.

You probably dont remember me I held the Taranaki FFNZ Presidents position for nearly 4 years and sat in the wings biting my tongue while you ran off at the mouth / pen and tried to hold Feds and farmers to ransom time and time again.

Well I dont hold the position anymore and have had enough of your tripe and personal attacks to put it politely there is too much at stake for all New Zealanders right at this point! . .

QR code to prove SFF product origin:

Dunedin meat processor Silver Fern Farms is introducing new retail packaging in New Zealand and overseas, to allow consumers better access to proof of origin of the product.

Chief executive Dean Hamilton said the investment in traceability would support the growth of the companys Silver Fern Farms branded products.

We want to deliver transparency in the food chain for our consumers who are increasingly interested in knowing where their food has come from and that their food has been produced safely, with care and in a sustainable way. . . 

First-time environment award entrants encourage others to put their hands up

Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards has been a great learning and development experience for new Kaitaia farmers Gay Pembroke and Mark Corby.

The past 12 months have been great fun. It was a wonderful experience and I think entering the awards and being involved in the process has given us a lot more confidence that what we are doing is on track, Gay says.

The couple have owned their 102ha dairy support/beef block at Kaitaia for the past three years. Neither Gay nor Mark are from a farming background, and the change that they made in their lives from 4ha to 102ha was exciting but massive. . . 

The time is ripe to transform agriculture and feed the world :

Political and agricultural leaders gat...

02:30

Jacinda v Bill leadership v management, or fantasies v boredom? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dr Suze Wilson writes In the business world, its become almost mandatory for those staking out a claim as a mover and shaker to position themselves as not just a manager but, more potently, as a leader. As part of this shift, leaders are now expected to develop bold, imaginative visions for the organisations future []

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02:00

Thursdays quiz "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

You are invited to post the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bunch of daffodils with a bonus virtual bunch for anyone who has an election theme.


Filed under: diversions

02:00

Water tax by the numbers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

When policy is based on politics rather than logic its difficult to work out the cost, but IrrigtionNZ has done the numbers for the water tax:

Recent attempts to estimate the cost of Labours proposed water tax to farmers have demonstrated a basic lack of understanding of how irrigation works, says nonprofit membership body IrrigationNZ.

This issue, which is compounded by a lack of detail from Labour about how the tax would be applied, has resulted in some widely varying estimates. Radio New Zealands Fact or Fiction series calculated the cost for irrigated farms at $13,800 a year, whereas figures from DairyNZ have estimated a figure of $45,000 a year.

On top of this, yesterday Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ there are 12,000 farms in New Zealand and 2,000 of them have irrigation. In fact according to Statistics NZ and the 2012 Agricultural Census there are 58,071 farms in NZ and 10,500 have consent for irrigation. Irrigation NZ estimates the number of irrigated farms is now at around 11,000.

The public will rightly be confused by these very different figures, says IrrigationNZ Chief Executive Andrew Curtis. But the lack of detail on how Labour would apply a water tax compounded with the sheer number of variables between farms for example their size, what they produce, and how dry the region is, makes it hard to estimate with accuracy. While recent coverage has focused on the impact on dairy farms just over half of our irrigated farms are not used for dairy but for sheep or beef, arable farming, horticulture or vineyards. These farmers and growers will also pay the tax.

IrrigationNZ has spent the last decade developing a comprehensive suite of standards, codes of practice, guidelines and knowledge resources on irrigation, and now run over 50 training courses a year nationally. IrrigationNZs main focus is providing knowledge and training to help irrigators achieve excellence in irrigation.

Our figures, based on the average irrigated farm in Canterbury of 220 hectares, show an actual average cost of $24,000 to $29,000 a year (at 2 cents per 1000 litres). Weve used Canterbury figures because there is no national average figure available for the size of an irrigated farm but there is for Canterbury, where 60 per cent of irrigated land is.

When this additional cost is put in context of the profit generated by a family farming business it will create a significant impact, particularly for sheep and beef, arable and vegetable farmers who hav...

02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Garbo The Story Behind Britains Greatest Double Cross Agent The Normandy Landings of 6 June 1944 marked the beginning of the liberation of occupied Western Europe. Until the very last minute, the place of invasion Normandy was the most heavily guarded secret on the planet. The Security Service made a significant contribution to []

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02:00

Short-termism with the Nats "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Short-term gain for long-term pain: my final pre-election thoughts By Mandy Hager I couldnt watch the last TV One leaders debate. As the clock rolled around towards seven p.m. I started to feel sick with nerves, knowing I would have to sit through Mike Hosking cynically manipulating the discussion in Nationals favour and Bill English []

01:30

Warmists finally admit their models are wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

James Delingpole at Breitbart explains: Climate alarmists have finally admitted that theyve got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. []

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01:07

Not long til this years blockade of the arms trade. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Were hosting a non-violent direct action (NVDA) training session on Monday, Oct 2nd.

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Kia ora friends and comrades,
Were in the final stretch of the build-up to this years blockade of the arms trade. We hope you are planning to join us down in Wellington on 10 & 11 October. Find out about registration, travel, and training sessions below. Together we can stop this Weapons Expo!

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We are asking people to register with our site at www.stopthearmstrade.nz so weve got some idea about accommodation and food. Our friends in Wellington have got a couple of great places for people to stay. We would love it if you...

01:06

The Ring of Fire Is Heating Up: M6.1 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand Just Hours After Deadly M7.1 Earthquake Near Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The strong earthquakes are popping like crazy along the Ring of Fire! A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night, just hours after the deadly M7.1 earthquake killed at least 119 people in Mexico. A M6.1 earthquake hit 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand on September 20, 2017. This was the []

00:34

Large Earthquake Near Fukushima! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan, just 200 miles east of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. The earthquake occurred just before 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (the middle of the night in Japan) and was about six miles deep, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Its epicenter was near []

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00:33

Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan. The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 175 miles south east of Kamaishi, and around 200 miles east of Fukushima. It is the third major earthquake to strike around the world in the last 24 hours - following one in Mexico that measured a magnitude of 7.1, while another 6.1 magnitude earthquake stuck New Zealand.

00:30

Labour: Nationals deception an affront to democracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Grant is having a tizzy Voters this week have a clear choice between Labours optimism and honesty, or rewarding Nationals campaign of relentless lies, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Day after day National has been deliberately spreading lies about Labour, our intentions and what we will do in Government. New Zealanders deserve better than []

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00:00

The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist died recently, there was something surreal about the coverage. It is obviously amiss when a fit, young man dies suddenly, yet none of the news reports mentioned any cause of death. Some made elliptical references to mental illness, another ended with non-sequitur links to suicide prevention hotlines.This bizarre whisper-coverage is typical of []

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23:44

Predicting A Change Of Government "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

KIN takes a punt By KIN Editors Roger Childs and Alan Tristram There will a collective sigh of relief around the nation when we finally get to Saturday night. We can then all relax after a punishing and over-lengthy campaign and watch the results come in. Editors, reporters and TV analysts may well hedge their []

23:33

Junior College Teams Basketball Derby "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Exciting Junior Girls Clash By Raima Kingi and Hamish Weir, Kapiti College Junior Girls Coaches Wednesday 13 September saw the inaugural end of year derby between Kapiti College and Paraparaumu College Junior Girls. Both teams were missing some key players, but managed to entertain the crowd with a hard-fought game played in great spirit. Kapiti []

23:30

Nats attack cleared after whinging lefties moaned to BSA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some lefty moaner complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority over Nationals effective attack ad, and failed to get a ruling in their favour. The Broadcasting Standards Authority says a National Party election advertisement with the tagline Lets tax this, parodying Labours campaign motto Lets do this does not breach the Election Programmes Code. The BSA []

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23:15

How to remove annoying Labour Party ads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Are you sick of Labour Party ads? Help is at hand. NO-AD subscription only 32c a day Subscribe But wait theres more It also gets rid of the disgusting toenail fungus ad Lets do this We cant afford to wait Its time for a change to ad-free

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23:13

Earthquakes Everywhere! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Thanks to Rose at The Con Trail: https://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/mexico-new-zealand-what-s-next?xg_source=activity Those that watch know that there is a pattern to the quakes when the area around Auckland Islands quake. Auckland Islands, East Coast NZ, Fukushima, Mexico west coast of US, Alaska and then often the Bering Straight.  The pattern is happening again. ~r~ It begins with Auckland []

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23:00

Yes Gareth, voters can be THAT thick, 2% of them at least "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Gareth Morgan cant believe that voters are thick: Gareth Morgan says his reaction to Labours surge in the polls after Jacinda Ardern took over as leader was to think voters cannot be this thick. It took wind out of everybodys sails. When 20 per cent of the population moves in 24 hours on a smiley []

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22:36

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE for our commenters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The contract we have with Google to run their adverts so we make a bit of money includes an iron-clad promise that we do not promote the clicking of ads.  Although I understand the humour behind promoting the clicking of certain ads at this stage of the election, moderators will at best delete the comment []

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22:30

Be careful what you wish for with Water Tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A new survey says that more than 50% of people want ALL users to pay for water. Yes, that means youcity dwellers. The majority of New Zealanders want farmers to be taxed for taking water from the environment, a new survey shows. Who should pay for water has been a flash point for voters ahead of Saturdays election, []

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22:15

Dear Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dear Jacinda, Ive seen you on the telly, dear, Theres quite a hullabaloo, But taxing this and taxing that Means my two ticks stay BLUE Youll tax us on our assets Theres nothing you wont snatch Youll tax us on our holidays Youll tax the boat or bach Youve said youll slap a tax on []

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22:01

Blog responses to CB poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Its interesting to see blog responses to polls. With some it depends very much on the results. Last night a Colmar Brunton poll showed a significant swing for National and against Labour. Whale Oil tends to be slow reacting to news, especially news they dont like. So far they have only one post on the []

22:00

Jacindamanias bubble has burst, Colmar Brunton shows massive swing to Nats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bad news for Jacinda Ardern and Labour in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. There has been a massive turnaround as people discover that Comrade Jacinda isnt all that. The fortunes of our two major parties have been reversed in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, which has National nine points ahead of Labour. National []

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21:38

Ardern not too young but rattled "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A  Herald ZB Kantar TNS poll shows that most people dont think Jacinda Ardern is too young to be Prime Minister. Age no barrier for Jacinda Ardern, new poll says The actual question asked isnt clear, but here are the reported results: Her age should have no bearing on how voters view her 44% Her age []

21:30

NZDF to transport fuels by sea and road "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will help transport fuel around the country by sea and road to help ease a jet fuel shortage triggered by a damaged oil pipeline in Auckland last week. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour would sail []

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21:20

Trumps speech to African leaders "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

"Our prosperity depends above all on peace." WATCH: @POTUS's full remarks at luncheon for African leaders. pic.twitter.com/xQ6i0Aobjp Fox News (@FoxNews) September 20, 2017 I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. 6 of the worlds 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa. We will continue our partnership on critical []

21:08

NZ Firsts slide "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It looked like NZ First were in for a good election through the middle of the year, polling 9-10% in April , May and June, over their 8.66% of the 2014 election. In July they peaked at 13.5% (Reid Research), 11% (Colmar Brunton) and 11.5% (Roy Morgan). They were benefiting from the slide in support []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and thats what I mean by Hallelujah  Leonard Cohen who was born on this day in 1934.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Leonard Cohen

21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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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20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meet Gary Morgan.  The Man At The Top at Roy Morgan Research.  He may be, in the end, the most powerful influencer of how this election turned out.  His companys poll came out with the exact right numbers for right-leaning voters. As the countrys leading pollster, Gary Morgan is seen as having his finger on []

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20:20

Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Hurricane Maria is moving through the Caribbean on a slightly different track to Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. It has caused major damage in Dominica, Guadaloupe, US Virgin Islands and now has gone right across Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria is now approaching the northern coast of Puerto Rico as destructive winds and flooding are continuing, the []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is indolent (adj) 1. (a) Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. (b) Conducive to inactivity or laziness. 2. (a) Causing little or no pain. (b) Slow to heal, grow, or develop. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1660s, causing no pain, painless, from French indolent (16th century) or directly []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

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19:58

Ardern and English post debate comments "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern were interviewed after their final debate of the campaign. She wasnt drilled about Labour policy, just mainly asked about Englishs comments on various things, and how she has been attacked, and the nature of the campaign. Just one Labour policy issue was raised, on renegotiating the trade agreement with South []

19:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

19:15

Media watch Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

21 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

19:10

Open Forum Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

21 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

18:14

Another Medical Study Links Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Fluoridating municipal water supplies is akin to medicating someone without their consent, and is an abuse of human rights. The practice of fluoridation is justified as a necessary public health intervention to combat tooth decay, even thought the known dangers of fluoridation far exceed the potential benefit.

The notion that drinking fluoridated water decreases IQ in children is backed up by a number of studies and testimony by people at the highest levels of public health. In 2012, a major Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a risk to the developing intelligence of children, essentially lowering the IQ of those in communities with public water fluoridation.

A study published in December of 2016 by the International Society of fluoride Research in New Zealand, entitled, Developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride: a quantitative risk analysis 379 towards establishing a safe daily dose of fluoride for children, concluded that lowered IQ is indeed a risk for children whom consume uncontrollable dosages of fluoride in public water supplies.

Now, another report has been issued, warning expecting mothers that fluoride exposure in utero is linked to lower IQ in children.

The study, published Tuesday in Environmental Health Perspectives, found an association between lower intelligence and prenatal fluoride exposure in 299 mother-child pairs in Mexico. The team measured fluoride levels from mothers via urine samples and followed up on their children until they were between 6 and 12 years old. Even when other possible factors were taken into account, such as exposure to other chemicals, results continually showed that higher prenatal fluoride exposure was linked to lower scores on tests of cognitive function in children at age 4 and then again between 6 and 12.&...

15:23

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....... Read more

14:55

The loneliness of the election hoarding "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Every three years the institution of the election poster gives us an object lesson in psychogeography, remaking the country into red zones, blue zones, contested zones. A sign erected on a private fence or put up at ones window makes an uncomplicated political statement: this is a Tory household, a Labour household, a Green household; the sum of many such statements can mark an entire town or

14:33

New Zealand struck by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake just hours after Mexico City disaster "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the quake. The quake was felt strongly in the capital Wellington but no damage to buildings has been reported. Train services were briefly disrupted in the area.

14:05

World watch Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Wednesday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:01

September 21 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

455 Emperor Avitus entered Rome with a Gallic army and consolidated his power.

1217 Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo were killed in Battle of St. Matthews Day.

1411 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne, was born (d. 1460).

1745 Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope was defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

1756 John Macadam, Scottish engineer and road-builder, was born (d. 1836).

1792 The National Convention declared France a republic and abolished the monarchy.

1827  Joseph Smith, Jr. was reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.

1834 Betty Guard and her children were rescued from Ngati Ruanui (who had held them captive in Taranaki since April) by troops from HMSAlligatorand Isabella.

Rescue of <em>Harriet</em> survivors begins

1860   In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeated Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1866  H. G. Wells, English writer, was born (d. 1946).

1874  Gustav Holst, English composer, was born (d. 1934).

1897  The Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus editorial was published in the New York Sun.

1898...

13:32

A Song For The Times. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Its the terror of knowing
What the world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out 

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Queen


Video courtesy of YouTube


This posting exclusive to Bowalley Road.

11:07

Mexico earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The extent of damage and the death toll from thodays 7.1 earthquake in Mexico wont become clear for a day or two, but it looks very bad, with widespread damage reported and over 200 deaths recorded so far. With many collapsed buildings it will get worse. Guardian:  At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits []

10:57

MORE MEDIA CRAP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I see the media are running a shock horror story (stoked along by Professor Jane Kelsey ... surprise, surprise) about the propriety of officials from MFAT attending a scheduled meeting of officials from the eleven countries still keen on developing a regional tree-trade agreement following the withdrawal on the United States from the TPPA.

It may be news to the media but the world doesn't stop for a country having an election and neither it should.    This is a meeting off officials for c*********s.     Their mandate is to develop a pathway forward.     It will be up to the incoming government to decide whether or not they want to travel the road ... remembering of course that Socialist Cindy is on record as saying she fully supports free trade ... cough, cough, snort.

The media is as shallow as a birdbath in much of their reporting.   If they were consistent in their thinking in respect of an election hiatus then they would be arguing that New Zealand should not be signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which opens for signature in New York today ... fact is New Zealand was a major player in developing the Treaty and will be one of the first countries to sign up to it ... today ... as it should.


10:00

The Russian that saved the world RIP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 BBC News

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09:30

There should have been a sense of urgency to get out of there "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Troubling video filmed in Laos has shown construction workers fleeing for their lives after a dam overflowed upstream. The video uploaded to YouTube this week shows the panic at a construction site as a mass of brown water and trees overwhelm the banks of the Nam Ao River last Monday

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08:52

Its only another poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This is a good boost for Prime Minister Bill English as he heads into the final leaders debate:


Filed under: politics Tagged: Act, Bill English, Green Party, Jacinda Ardern, Labour Party, Maori Party, NZ First, NZ National Party, One News Colmar Brunton poll, TOP, Winston Peters ...

08:49

Last debate, Ardern versus English "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The last debate between Bill English and Jacinda Ardern will be on TVNZ 1 at 7 pm tonight. I think that Mike Hosking will be back running it after an illness ruled him out of the second debate. English was rocked by a bad poll result before that debate, but it has swung the other []

08:47

TAXCINDA ... STOP WHINGING "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ok, we know you're  behind in the polls and running scared (and yes I said 5 days is a long time in politics) but Bill English is entirely right in calling you out on your promise to raise taxes and your attempt to label that as fake news just makes you look silly.

Fact ... Labour has promised to repeal National's effective tax cuts due to take effect from 1 April 2018.

Fact ... Those cuts have received legislative approval.   They are part of the law of the land.

Fact ... were Labour to repeal that legislation they would be legislating for tax increases.

Slam dunk.

The delicious irony in all of this is that should Labour win and to repeal the legislation they would be relying on the votes of the Greens and/or Winston First who both voted for the cuts.   Their gymnastic contortions would be a sight to behold ... voting against your own legislation ... mind boggling.

Sorry Socialist Cindy ... your faux outrage doesn't wash and that's why you're 9% behind in the polls, down 7% in the same number of days. 

08:23

Doomsday This Saturday (2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It might be for Winston Peters if the people at Colmar Brunton are right.



It comes after an intense week of campaigning which saw Jacinda Ardern make a U-turn on tax.

12 MIN AGO

His party vote has plunged to just five percent and he won't hold Northland so there's every chance of a Winstonless gummint come Sunday.

I can't remember when the polls were so 'all over the place' but of course this one is CB not Reid Research and CB has consistently had Labour ahead.  Today they are a whopping nine points behind.

I haven't pushed this poll through the election thingy but it these results are borne out, then National and ACT may well have enough to scrape in on their own.  The Maori Party would be almost a cert to join in to keep Winston away from their precious Maori seats if he did make it.

This is why elections are such marvellous sport.

08:04

1 News Colmar Brunton pre-election poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The last 1 News Colmar Brunton poll before the election: National 46% (last week 40%, previous 39%) Labour 37% (last week 44%, previous 43%) Greens 8% (last week 7%, previous 5%) NZ First 5%  (last week 6%, previous 9%) TOP 2.0% rounded (last week 2.0%, previous 1.9%) Maori Party 1% rounded (last week 1.1%, previous []

08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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07:30

Labours bring out your dead campaign plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It seems Labour and their coalition partner the Media party are now playing the sympathy card to bring out votes for Labour: A passionate Labour supporter died less than two weeks before voting opened, but his message has reached thousands. Rangiora community stalwart Peter Allen who suffered from motor neurone disease  died on August 30, []

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07:00

Bird of the Week: Rifleman ~ Titipounamu "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A little code breaker By Cushla  McGaughey Weighing just 6g and only 8cm long, the Rifleman is our smallest bird. It belongs to an ancient family of New Zealand wrens. The larger Bush Wren is the only other surviving species. Riflemen are very active and nimble. Constantly flicking their wings, they can work their way []

07:00

Nobody pays for water, so why are politicians and Media making you think otherwise? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. Federated Farmers is repeating, nobody in New Zealand pays for water. No household, no farm, no hairdresser not even Coca Cola. All we pay for in New Zealand is the right to access the water []

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06:33

Doomsday This Saturday? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Apparently some group of religious nutters in the United States have been given a preview of NZ's general election result on Saturday.

"If you have plans for Saturday, you may want to move them up a day. You see, several media outlets are reporting numerologist David Meade's prediction that this Saturday, September 23, marks the day that the world will end.......
.........The problem with almost all of the reporting, though, is that the news reports connect David Meade's doomsday predictions with a Biblical prophecy ministry named Unsealed. "

Apparently Winston Peters is some nasty character hiding behind the pseudonym 'Nibiru.'

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Cureckitycoo  to coo like a dove; to flirt and canoodle with someone; one who gives caresses.


Filed under: language Tagged: cureckitycoo

06:30

Dirty Swiss money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

[] Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG. The first 500-euro bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to []

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06:00

One Tier Wonderland (and NO Constitution) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post New Zealand is the only country in the world with no constitution. What we have are a series of imported Acts and locally passed Acts which jointly and severely form a type of constitution. The oldest of which is the U.K. imported Magna Carta which was first passed into law in 1215. We []

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05:30

Is ANZAC day looking at the wrong battle? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

World War One the Great War is commemorated on ANZAC day together with Australians, and on that day, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered. Perhaps the memories are better than those of the other theatre of war? While the name Gallipoli resonates with many, the huge impact the Western Front and the battle of Passchendaele had []

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05:11

Strong Earthquake Strikes New Zealand Region "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Heba-574M M 6.1 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude: 6.1 mww Location: 50.371S, 162.550E; 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Depth: 10km Time: 2017-09-20 at 01:43:30 UTC Other Earthquakes in NZ: Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Strikes Cook Strait Magnitude: 5.1 Location: 41.48S, []

05:05

Fake News (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From the BBC, desperadoes who are learning fast from CNN.

Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'


Thus sayeth the headline.

This, just days after (a) the world's climate alarmist industry has admitted their models are a crock full of fictitious shit and , (b) more telling, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has admitted it has been falsifying temperature data, resulting in official readings higher than the actual temperatures.

Funny thing is, people who have lived in Adelaide for sixty years tell me this winter has been the coldest they can remember and I can vouch for the fact it has been the coldest in the six years I've been here.

What the BBC should be reporting about Australia is that as the country dives deeper into debt and as productive industries close because of over-expensive and unreliable electricity supplies, Australia's politicians and media are obsessed with the notion poofters should be allowed to marry each other.

For what reason, nobody can explain.

Oh dear.  Now the ABC is reporting unprecedented heavy frosts in central NSW.

You'd think these bloody pinko media types could co-ordinate their propaganda, wouldn't you?

Update

The confirmation of shenanagans just keeps on keeping on.  Read the story and weep.  Whenever, the data showed a discrepancy between observation and modelling theory, somebody went in and changed the data to remove the discrepancy.  Hide the decline.

Again and again and again.


05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tuscany Dawn from Bjarke Hvorslev on Vimeo.

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04:30

The pro-choice case for infanticide. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In 2012 After-Birth Abortion was proposed by two philosophers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. By reopening the ethical debate the pro-choice lobby was put in the difficult position of trying to find arguments to justify why infanticide is medically ethically unacceptable if abortion is medically ethically acceptable. Just when you thought the religious right couldnt []

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04:22

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City 119 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time).

This was the second quake today on the Ring of Fire zone in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake struck 256 kilometers west of Aukland Island.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Monday afternoon.

At least 119 people were killed in the attack.

Part of an elementary school collapsed today during the attack.

Emergency workers are still rescuing people tonight after the quake.

04:01

At Least 138 Dead After Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Via: New Zealand Herald: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing at least 138 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed []

04:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Net Oil imports/Exports, 2017 Click here for larger view

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03:39

An Unreliable Guy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Local MP another no show Labour candidate Rob McCann says another opportunity to debate keys issues was lost when his main opponent, MP Nathan Guy, again failed to turn up to the latest candidates meeting, this time in his former home town of Levin. Its disappointing for locals when their MP doesnt front, said Labour []

03:30

If Labour are relying on youth to get across the line they are out of luck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour in the past several elections have clutched at straws to get over the line. Irrespective of leadership they tried copying Obamas social media campaign for 2011. Campaign chair Trevor Mallard waxed lyrical about how their blogs, twitter and Facebook presence would get them over the line. They claimed that big data was how they []

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03:00

The Commentariat is very frustrating this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I do find the commentariat very frustrating these elections including you Cam for missing some very basic facts. The fact that they have had nine years has been repeated ad nauseum to fix the housing problem, and the transport, and the social issues.  No, they havent! When they were elected New []

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02:30

Canterbury Uni poofs club channels the Wooloomooloo Faculty rules "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It looks like the Canterbury Uni poofs club is channelling the Wooloomooloo Faculty rulesinstead of no pooftahs, it appears it is no pooftahs who support the Nats. The president of the University of Canterburys (UC) queer students society says he was forced to resign after coming out as a National Party supporter. Max Farra, 20, stirred []

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02:20

More spending sign of failure "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The opposition and many on the left focus on how much the government spends.

How much matters but not nearly as much as how well.

More spending isnt always better spending.

More spending can be wasteful.

More spending can be entrenching dependency rather than helping people towards independence.

Bill English says:

Our opponents think caring is promising more money.

But the need for more spending is often a sign of failure, not success.

I call it servicing misery.

Our aim is simple, to change lives.

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02:00

Rural-round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Concerned over water policy Daniel Birchfield:

The Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) believes Labours water policy could lead to a growing rural-urban divide and the loss of millions of dollars from the Waitaki and Waimate districts.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has also let rip at the policy, claiming Waitaki irrigators could lose $25 million to $40 million if there is a change of government on September 23. . .

Embracing old and new:

A North Otago sheep farm uses a mixture of the old-fashioned and new-fangled at lambing time.

Creedmoor is a 50ha block of rolling land at Incholme, west of Oamaru. Owners Julian and Sharyn Price also lease a neighbouring 20ha.

The couple have become lamb whisperers, breeding composite ewes with quiet temperaments that are not fazed by their human handlers in their midst.

Flightiness has been culled out, along with dags.

The Prices call their flock Creedmoor Supersheep a moniker endorsed by their records. Since 2006 they have exceeded a 200% lambing rate and last year 25% of their surplus lambs were killed at three months. . . 

Tasty bait balls used to poison wallabies:

Waimates wily pests are about to be tempted with lethal treats

Green balls flavoured with peanut butter are being placed on stakes in remote Mackenzie district hill country, where they are likely to appeal to the Bennetts wallaby population. The third batch, following two deliveries of non-toxic balls about a week apart, will contain cyanide that produces a quick death after being eaten by the marsupials.

The project is part of Environment Canterburys biosecurity work to reduce pest numbers. . .

Chopping out a career in the mostly male world of butchery Christina Persico:

Think of a butcher and you generally think of a man but Kayla Scott thinks its a job for anyone.

...

02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Worlds Greatest Traveller He had eyes in his mouth, eyes in his nose, eyes in his ears, and eyes in his mind William Jerdan James Holman, was hailed as one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. He was known simply as the Blind Travellera solitary, sightless adventurer who fought []

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01:30

Whaleoil Poll Result: 2017 National Party voting intention (September Poll 2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Weve run nine previous polls, roughly one a month since February.   This was the result for our tenth and last poll yesterday.   Here is the progression of results   Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug A Aug B Sep A Sep B Other 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 []

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01:20

The Real Jacinda Ardern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Leighton Smith suggested people come to the site to view these videos of Jacinda Ardern from 2009. This post is to make it easy for you to find. and:     No one except hard core communists and socialists call people comrade. This is Comrade Jacinda Ardern.

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00:54

Podcast: Enspiral's Silvia Zuur on 'Progress Through Collaboration' "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand.

00:53

The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 89 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The latest challenge.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers on Sunday.   What momentous event happened in New Zealand on 19 September 1893?   Beautys Reward, Key of Pleasure and Hearts Reviver are varieties of what?   What is the English name for the country named []

00:30

The Education Elephant in the Election Room "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I went to a country high school.  Despite it being many moons ago I have a vivid memory of the good teachers who taught us so much, inspired us to excel, passed on important values and lifted our performance.  I also remember the not so good teachers generally lazy, poorly prepared, not []

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00:26

Mexico Earthquake 7.1 Mag: Live Stream YT "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Started streaming 3 hours ago A 7.1 earthquake has hit near Mexico City. There are reports of damage and possibly collapsed buildings. This is the second big earthquake in Mexico in two weeks. We have LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE of the Mexico earthquake.

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00:19

Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to totally destroy the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a rocket man. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world []

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00:03

Salvage: Obama and Blair to Return? by G Squared "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Next month, Obama is holding a World Leaders Conference in Chicago. He is desperately attempting to salvage The Clintonised Democratic Party, before the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections.     He is the only Champion and Message The Dems. and their remnant cohorts have.     Expect the war criminal and liar Tony Blair, to also []

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00:00

Lets go back just over a decade to take a peek at Comrade Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What was New Zealands possible future Prime Minister, Comrade Jacinda doing eleven years ago? Lets take a trip down memory lane to a blog post on The Standard that has a fascinating tale to tell. January 31st, 2008 Jacinda Ardern was 27 years old and something big had just happened in her life. At that time []

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Tuesday, 19 September

23:30

The more I hear about poverty in NZ the less I believe it "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Malnutrition is putting twice as many kids in hospital compared with 10 years ago, as food prices continue to bite into household incomes. Child hospitalisation data shows around 120 children a year now have overnight stays due to nutritional deficiencies and anaemia, compared to an average 60 a decade ago. Doctors say poor nutrition is []

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23:15

Welcome to Whaleoil come on in "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to Whaleoil Elections always bring many new eyeballs to New Zealands largest and most popular blog and we have noticed you checking us out. We can be politically incorrect but as you have discovered after reading Whaleoil for a while now we are not at all what you were led to expect. We have []

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23:00

More spending sign of failure "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The opposition and many on the left focus on how much the government spends.

How much matters but not nearly as much as how well.

More spending isnt always better spending.

More spending can be wasteful.

More spending can be entrenching dependency rather than helping people towards independence.

Bill English says:

Our opponents think caring is promising more money.

But the need for more spending is often a sign of failure, not success.

I call it servicing misery.

Our aim is simple, to change lives.


Filed under: politics Tagged: Bill English ...

23:00

Dirty Politics Podcast Episode 11 Pre-election predictions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to episode 11 of our Dirty Politics Podcasts. In this episode, Simon Lusk and I discuss what may..or may not happen on election night and the days after as results become known. This is the first episode where I have outsourced the editing to the guys at Sound Box to give a more professional []

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22:30

Jim Bolger comes good "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rachel Kevlar Smalley interviewed Jim Bolger yesterday morning, clearly hoping that he would go all feral on National with his revision of history. It didnt pan out that way and shortly after he endorsed Bill English she hurriedly finished the interview by claiming she was out of time. Jim Bolger is warning voters off making their []

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22:20

Should all potential MPs be investigated? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

How much should MPs or possible future MPs be investigated? Last week Newsroom published a number of stories about National MP Joan Yang: Newsroom Investigation: National MP trained by Chinese spies National: no idea of SIS inquiry into Yang  Chinas soft power push On standards in public life, and Jian Yang Questions hang over National []

22:00

With Labours tax plans on hold, how big is their fiscal hole now? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post Aunty Helens sock-puppet, Jacinda Ardern and her fellow travellers, along with their media bouncers, are claiming and hoping the Tax Issue has gone away, to be dealt with in a more mature way on some future, brighter day. It hasnt. Because its only half the equation. You cant simply wish away your public-relations []

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21:48

Quote of the Day: On racism "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Racism negates two aspects of man's life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. 
~ Ayn Rand

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