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Sunday, 13 May

01:30

Speakers corner "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Something unusual happened this last fortnight; I was asked to officiate at two funerals in the space of 24 hours. I was asked, in the first instance, because the family had seen me carry proceedings at a previous funeral and assumed I was a celebrant (which I am not.) It was humbling to be thought [] The post Speakers corner appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:01

Kapiti Mothers Day Poem "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Mother ( we hoped we didnt disappoint our mother she set high standards but Mum we []

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Farming programme empowers Maori women in Northland Bayley Moor:

A programme aimed at upskilling and empowering Mori women in the farming industry has seen its first cohort from Northland graduate.

Graduates from across Tai Tokerau with backgrounds as private farmers, trustees on Mori land and working in the dairy and beef industries were presented with their certificate after completing the Agri-Womens Development Trusts Whine Mia, Whine Whenua programme. 

Whine Mia, Whine Whenua is an intensive programme providing participants with skills from industry experts including measuring farm performance and potential, business planning, finding and accessing financial information all condensed down into three, full-day workshops, to make it more accessible for time-poor women.  . .

DIRA distorts Fonterra decisions Hugh Stringleman:

The review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act is well overdue considering the degree of added competition recently, which has implications for the open entry rule, Fonterra says.

The industry has become highly competitive with a relatively large number of new entrants often backed by deep capital and global businesses, it said.

Open entry limits our farmer-shareholders and the industrys ability to maximise value.

It distorts investment decisions and leaves Fonterras farmers underwriting risk for competitors, who cherry-pick their suppliers. . . 

Farmers want rules for agents Nigel Stirling:

Mulitple lawsuits being brought by farmers against a South Island livestock firm looks like being the catalyst for regulation of the industry.

Five civil claims against Rural Livestock and a Serious Fraud Office investigation into a former employee of the Christchurch firm have prompted Federated Farmers to call for livestock agents to be licensed in a similar manner to their counterparts in the real estate industry. . . 

00:30

Greenpeace phone chuggers busted "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Greenpeace are one of the most dishonest organisations out there. One of their founders even left in disgust. When they arent hassling you at shopping centres with their chuggers, they phone people who signed their petitions to bully them into donating: Quote: Pushy and unprofessional telemarketers are turning away some aspiring philanthropists from donating with Greenpeace NZ. Pressuring, [] The post Greenpeace phone chuggers busted appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

The secret diary of Jacinda Ardern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Monday Dear Diary it was a rough day in the house today. I was up and down in my seat like a bloody jack in the box! That reminds me, I need to go shopping for some more baby things. I want to get a soft Nemo fish for little Karl. I really wish David Seymour [] The post The secret diary of Jacinda Ardern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Classic Comedy: The Steam Video Company E02/06 The Creature From The Black Gateau "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A six-episode TV comedy series from 1984, which parodied the horror film genre and various TV programmes of the day. Features William Franklyn, Barry Cryer and Madeline Smith.

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Saturday, 12 May

23:30

Its not because they are women, its because they are socialist harpies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hillary Clinton has had another cry-fest, this time in Australia, about how she lost because of misogyny. She is yet to look in the mirror for the person to blame for her loss, instead continuing to blame sexism and misogyny. Quote: Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is flying home from Sydney on Saturday after [] The post Its not because they are women, its because they are socialist harpies appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Review: The Guardian on the NRA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An excellent article from a paper hostile to the NRA, where they explain why the NRA has so much influence. Why is the National Rifle Association so powerful? Heres a clue: its not (just) about the money. The vast majority of Americans support gun control, and yet Congress has failed to toughen laws even in the wake of a series of mass shootings. With the NRA pouring money into political races at record levels it is an easy argument to make that the gun lobby has bought Washington but that fails to paint a full picture. The post Review: The Guardian on the NRA appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

The baked beans market is broken. Will Megan Woods fix it? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Roger Partridge at the NZ Initiative notes just how broken the baked beans market is: Quote: Local competition is among factors cited by dairy owners for wildly varying prices for every-day grocery items like baked beans. The issue came to light in a leaked email from a dairy-owner in the lower North Island to her [] The post The baked beans market is broken. Will Megan Woods fix it? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:34

Q&A workplace relations and employment law "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Iain Lees-Galloway looks one of the Labour MPs who has managed the transition from Opposition to ministerial responsibilities in government very well. He is interviewed on Q&A this morning. Coming up: @CorinDann interviews @IainLG about the changes he wants to make to our employment laws. Are businesses right to be concerned? Will workers get payrises? []

22:30

Twyfords trickery is coming home to roost "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Twyfords housing trickery is coming undone fast. His mouth writes cheques this government cant cash. On the Nation yesterday it was shown up by the Salvation Army: Quote: The Government will be hard pushed to meet its pledge of 1500 new social housing places before the end of this winter, according to a Salvation [] The post Twyfords trickery is coming home to roost appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Media are starting to cotton on to Twyfords trickery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Garner calls Phil Twyfords Kiwibuild scam for what it is, a hoax: Quote: Seriously, what has Labour and its MPs been doing these last nine years? Eating their lunch? Wed been led to believe its flagship Kiwibuild idea was this amazing, smart and innovative housing policy. Wed been told it was an answer to [] The post Media are starting to cotton on to Twyfords trickery appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:56

Northcote by-election candidates "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Greens have announced their candidate for the Northcote by-election Rebekah Jaung selected as candidate for Northcote Jaung wasnt on the Green list in 2017 but stood in the Northcote electorate. She got 6.73% of the vote, almost the same as the party vote for the electorate which was 6.75%. This is slightly better than []

21:38

Book Review: Superb Redbreast "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A brilliant evocation of how the tentacles of the past cling to the present. His powerful novel delves into the []

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:08

Mid Week Quiz No. 121 Answers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

  The latest challenge can still be done by scrolling down to May 9.   Remember that no correspondence, computers []

21:00

Sunday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sundays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

I didnt listen to her because she was my mother & wouldnt know anything until I was much older. Hindsight    2018 Brian Andreas posted with permission.You can buy books, posters, cards, ornaments and more and sign up for a daily dose of whimsy like this by email at Story People.

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 [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:55

Could Trump push up NZ drug prices? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The cost of health care in the US is notoriously high. President Donald Trump is taking aim at high drug prices in the US, but that could impact on international prices which could include New Zealand. RNZ Trump: Other nations extort drug-makers Speaking in Washington on Friday, he said he had directed his []

20:40

Budget boosts DOC predator control "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A pre-budget announcement of a significant funding boost for predator control will help towards the ambitious goal of making New Zealand predator free by 2050. In July 2016: Government sets target to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050 The Government wants to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050, formally adopting a target to eradicate all []

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A reader writes: The baby-faced assassin. Has there ever been a face like this when trampling on the aspirations of young people (and their families)? The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:29

78-foot wave is the largest ever recorded in Southern Hemisphere "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An eight-story monster wave that crashed down in the Southern Ocean off the coast of New Zealand has set a record. It's the largest known wave to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, according to New Zealand scientists. Nobody actually saw the 78-foot-tall (23.8 meters) wave crash down, but a buoy moored by New Zealand's Campbell Island managed to log the amazing wonder on May 8, according to MetOcean Solutions, a subsidiary of the Meteorological Service of New Zealand. The colossal wave eclipsed its record-breaking predecessor by nearly 6 feet (1.77 m). That wave - a 72.2-foot (22.03 m) swell recorded by an Australian buoy, reared up just south of Tasmania in 2012, MetOcean Solutions said. "This [new wave] is a very exciting event and to our knowledge it is [the] largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere," Tom Durrant, a senior oceanographer with MetOcean Solutions, said in a statement. "This is a very important storm to capture, and it will add greatly to our understanding of the wave physics under extreme conditions in the Southern Ocean." In this case, a deep, low-pressure system and high winds exceeding 74 mph (65 knots or 120 km/h) helped to create the perfect conditions for the enormous wave. "What is interesting about [Tuesday's] event is the storm speed appears to match the wave speed, allowing wave heights to grow dramatically as the system tracks eastward," Durrant said.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is inscape (noun) The essential, distinctive, and revelatory quality of a thing. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : It is likely that the English poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) coined the noun inscape. The obsolete noun inshape (i.e., internal form or inward shape) was a probable [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 13 21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:50

Hawaii Volcano Has Scientists Looking to West Coast "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

SPOKANE, Wash.The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific Ring of Fire has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on Americas West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.

The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington states Mount Baker to Californias Lassen Peak. They include Mount St. Helens, whose spectacular 1980 eruption in the Pacific Northwest killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country, and massive Mount Rainier, which towers above the Seattle metro area.

Theres lots of anxiety out there, said Liz Westby, geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. They see destruction, and people get nervous.

Kilauea, on Hawaiis Big Island, is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear the volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.

Here are some key things to know:

What Is the Ring of Fire?

Roughly 450 volcanoes make up this horseshoe-shaped belt with Kilauea situated in the middle. The belt follows the coasts of South America, North America, eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Its known for frequent volcanic and seismic activity caused by the colliding of crustal plates.

Americas most dangerous volcanoes are all part of the Ring of Fire, and most are on the West Coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Besides Kilauea, they include: Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington; Mount Hood and South Sister in Oregon; and Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic Center in California.

Images of lava flowing from the ground and homes going up in flames in Hawaii have stoked unease among residents elsewhere along the Ring of Fire. But experts say an eruption on one section of the arc doesnt necessarily signal danger in other parts.

These are isolated systems, Westby said.

When Will the West Coast Volcanoes Erupt?

No eruption seems imminent, experts say.

The Cascades Volcano Observatory monitors volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest and posts weekly status reports. All currently register normal.

But the situation can change fast.

All our mountains are considered active and, geologically speaking, things seem to happen in the Northwest about every 100 years, said John Ufford, preparedness manager for the Washington Emergency Management Division. Its an inexact timeline.

Some ge...

19:20

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

13 May 2018 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 []

19:15

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

19:10

Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

13 May 2018 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 []

17:30

Moving Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another good lecture from Gresham College, especially If youre interested in movie history

15:10

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

John Fords multiple Oscar winning film from 1941 How Green Was My Valley

Then Alvin Rakoffs film of John Mortimers A Voyage Round My Father

14:05

World watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

May 13 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

1373  Julian of Norwich had visions which were later transcribed in her Revelations.

1497 Pope Alexander VI excommunicated Girolamo Savonarola.

1515 Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk were officially married at Greenwich.

1568 Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, were defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.

1619 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.

1648  Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi was completed.

1730  Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born (d. 1782).

1779 War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at theCongress of Teschen negotiated an end to the war.

1780  Cumberland Compact signed by leaders of the settlers in early Tennessee.

1787 Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.

1804 Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derne from the Americans attacked the city.

1830 Ecuador gained its independence from Gran Colombia.

1842...

12:32

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Live rugby in comfort under the roof at Forsythe Barr Stadium, a catch up with friends at half time, an exciting game and a win for the Highlanders for all of which Im grateful.

11:00

Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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11:00

THE MALAYSIAN ELECTION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As a keen student of Malaysian and Singaporean politics I never thought I would see the day when the Barisan Nasional (BN) alliance would lose power in Malaysia.    The alliance, in its various guises, but always with the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) as the dominant partner, has been in power since Merdeka in 1957.

The BN was decimated reduced to 79 seats in the 222 seat Dewat Rakyat (Parliament) down 54 seats.    This is spite of a clear gerrymandering of electoral boundaries earlier this year in a move designed to shore up BN support.

The election saw the Chinese and Indian components of the BN (the Malaysian Chinese Association and and Malaysian Indian Congress - MCA and MIC) almost wiped out and reduced to one seat and two seats respectively.     Out of the twelve States the BN only has a majority of seats in three of them (Sabah, Perlis and Pahang).

The catalyst for the Opposition Pakatan Harapan (Party of Hope) victory was the decision of the 92 year old Mahathar Mohamad  (Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister 1981-2003) to quit UMNO in 2016 over the continuing corruption scandal that has haunted Najab Razak, the outgoing PM, and the UMNO Party for the last five years. Mahathar became the titular head of Pakatan Harapan.

While Mahathar has already been installed as the countries seventh PM it is an interim measure only.
He has indicated he will seek a Royal Pardon for the jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (his erstwhile Deputy when he was PM and who he himself had jailed on what are widely considered to be trumped up charges of sodomy ... whoever said Malaysian politics was boring?).   

UMNO lived 'high on the hog' for many years running roughshod over the opposition.    It will be 'interesting' to see how they adapt to being in opposition.   Just as interesting is how the opposition will react to being in government.   61 years is a long long time to be waiting in the wings ... not far behind Charlie boy.

10:30

National anthem of Israel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

How white liberals really view black voters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:18

Europe under the vaccination gun: an expanding tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Storm clouds are gatheringEurope is moving closer to mandatory vaccination.! by Jon Rappoport May 8, 2018 Storm clouds are gathering First the solutionleave the European Union. Do it soon. Dont knuckle under. Europe is moving closer to mandatory vaccination. The drive is spearheaded by a collaboration between the European Union (EU) and Big Pharma companies. []

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09:00

Iditarod 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:53

Hawaii: Volcano May Erupt Soon "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Lest we be accused of panic mongering, note the word may in the heading, and could and might in the report. Use discernment! Being sensibly prepared for the worst case is best. I speak from experience. Martin Heres the AP story: SOPHIA YAN and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow []

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08:34

Trump, Iran and the end of the deal "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Having junked one agreement, can the US President forge another?     Dominic Green The Specator 12 May 2018  For someone so frequently denounced as a liar, Donald Trump keeps an awful lot of promises. In the 2016 election campaign, he promised that he would take the United States out of the terrible Joint Comprehensive []

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08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Posting that kind of humour [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:09

Nadal has Feet of Clay? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Five-time Madrid champion Nadal was below his best, hitting 29 unforced errors in the two sets, but Thiem produced a []

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 [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Adam looks at Garner on Twyfords Hoax and issues arising "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In his Stuff column today Garner excoriates Twyford and Labour over the Kiwibuild fiasco.

Though Adam still finds it hard to understand why it took the so called Fourth Estate so long. In fact the media is in self congratulatory mode as per this NZ Herald editorial, after the media awards this week:-

 What the finalists all shared was a commitment to the essential role of providing credible and trustworthy news, analysis and imagery. 

They followed this delusional statement with:-

The awards bestowed this week confirm that the fourth estate in New Zealand is doing the job demanded of it.

Clearly the editorial writer lives in a different world

Duncan Garner writes at Stuff

Then Garner reveals just how deluded he was, in fact this article really calls into question his abilities to analyse facts:

Seriously, what has Labour and its MPs been doing these last nine years? Eating their lunch?

Wed been led to believe its flagship Kiwibuild idea was this amazing, smart and innovative housing policy.

No Duncan, you and your fellow hacks lapped up the fairy dust spread by Jacinda Ardern.

Why did you not ask this earlier?

Other more thoughtful people did not drink the Kool Aid. this policy was never credible, especially when you looked at their other policies.

You and your fellow quislings led us into this abyss of stupidity

No doubt it was unkind to puncture the bubble of positivity.

Then he gets petulant:

...

07:30

When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:18

On Healthy Living "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Every evening Adolf enjoys a half corona cigar before dinner and another after dinner, the latter accompanied by a generous dram of single malt.

Readers will understand how it is Adolf's attention was drawn to this piece.




I salute you, Richards Overton.  Twelve large cigars per day at 112 years of age.

07:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

Old white man of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have been paying attention you will know that we are up to M in our alphabetical appreciation of old white men. Adams, Babich, Cook, Dilworth, Ewington, Field, Gallaher, Hay, Isitt, Jack, Kelliher, Lydiard and, today, Mandeno.   I have no idea how far through the alphabet we can get but tomorrow we take a [] The post Old white man of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Pul  monetary unit of Afghanistan, equal to one hundredth of an afghani.

06:01

Hillary Now Wearing Back Brace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hillary Clinton has been spotted on multiple occasions lately wearing long jackets paired with colorful scarves that cover her neck and drape down over her back.

But Clintons style choice, which she has even worn out in 80 degree temperatures, has prompted speculation that she has something to hide a back brace.

Eagle-eyed social media users noticed a strange protrusion coming from Clintons back when she was photographed visiting her daughter Chelseas apartment in New York last week.

The supposed back brace was clearly visible under her blue jacket as she left her daughters building and headed back to her waiting car.

She wore a patterned blue scarf high around her neck despite the summer-type temperatures in Manhattan.

Those on social media were also quick to point out her upright posture and bundled up clothing.

(Hillary) looks to be wearing some sort of back brace weird protrusion and scarf (80 degrees in NYC) up to her chin, one Twitter user wrote.

Is Hillary wearing a back brace now? Something was not natural about her posture and bundled up clothing. Weird! another person tweeted.

Hillary also opted for a long jacket and scarf when she took to a stage in New Zealand on Monday where she is currently engaged in a speaking tour.

She was photographed sitting overly upright in her chair while she was being interviewed in front of the crowd.

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06:00

Fish of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:16

Phil Twyford, BA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Twyford's profile page on the Labour Party website contains this:

After studying politics at Auckland University, Phil worked as a journalist and union organiser before becoming the founding Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand.

I presume, although I cannot find confirmation anywhere, that he graduated from Auckland University with a BA.

So going forward, I will address him as Phil Twyford, BA.

The BA stands for Bullshit Artist.

05:13

Saturdays smiles "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE If youre going kill each other, do it outside I just finished cleaning!

My mother taught me RELIGION You better pray that youre going to be able to clean that off the carpet.

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL If you dont straighten up, Im going to knock you into the middle of next week!

My mother taught me LOGIC Because I said so, thats why.

My Mother taught me LOGIC#2 If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, I wont be taking you swimming this afternoon.

My mother taught me FORESIGHT Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case youre in an accident.

My mother taught me IRONY Keep crying and Ill give you something to cry about.

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS Shut your mouth and eat your supper!

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM Will you just look at the dirt on the back of your neck!

My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you; would you listen THEN?

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY If Ive told you once, Ive told you a million times Dont Exaggerate!!!

My mother taught me about STAMINA Youll sit there til all that
spinach is finished.

My mother taught me about WEATHER It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.

My mother taught me about ENVY There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who dont have wonderful parents like you do!

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION Just wait until we get home.

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE If you dont stop crossing your eyes, theyre gong to stay that way.

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD If you dont pass your spelling test, youll never get a good job.

My Mother taught me ESP Put your sweater on; dont you think I know when youre cold?

My Mother taught me HUMOUR When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, dont come running to me.

My Mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT If you dont eat your vegetables, youll never grow up.

My Mother taught me about SEX How do you think you got here?

My Mother taught me about GENETICS Youre just like your father.

My Mother taught me about the WISDOM OF AGE &#8211...

05:00

Saturday Matinee Thank You Jeeves Arthur Treacher and David Niven "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

1930s Hollywood, quite fun not comparable to either Carmichael/Price or Fry/Laurie

05:00

Mental health break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:39

Otaki Family History Expo "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Otaki geneology Group is organising a major Family History Expo for everyone curious about their own family history. It says []

04:30

Is Shifty shafted? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As I wrote months ago, Labor were playing a dangerous game with the dual citizenship constitutional crisis. Lighting political fires under your opponents feet is all well and good, but fires have a way of getting out of control. While a raft of Coalition and Greens MPs were forced to resign or re-contest their seats, [] The post Is Shifty shafted? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:04

Watsons holding company facing IRD demands "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sometimes IRD does go after the rich. NZH: Tax man chases Eric Watsons firm for $60m Eric Watsons holding company is facing demands to pay $60 million in back taxes after Inland Revenue decided its complex network of related-party loans and Cayman Island vehicles amounted to tax avoidance. The high-profile expatriate businessman faces the prospect []

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This map is satirical, but as written by William Shakespeare [King Lear]: Many a true word hath been spoken in jest. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:40

Reasons to be Cheerful "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Ian Durys birthday. One of the cleverest wordsmiths to ever front a rock band and what a rock band. The Blockheads were magnificent, especially the rhythm section of bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Charley Charles.

Heres the band live, and in their prime. Love that great loping bassline.

Today is also World Chronic Fatigue Day, which is definitely something not to be cheerful about. I was diagnosed with this at Uni: unlike some, I got over it, albeit gradually. Others havent been so lucky.

03:30

The Battle of Hingakaka "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Near the turning of the eighteenth century and in the predawn hours of European engagement with the Maori people, a mighty battle was fought: possibly the largest known conflagration of arms these islands have ever witnessed. The Battle of Hingakaka, fought in around 1792, involved close to 14,000 warriors: gathered from multiple Hapu and [] The post The Battle of Hingakaka appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:21

MEANWHILE DOWN AT THE KUMARA PATCH "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

NZL is enjoying near record low unemployment and strong economic growth all per courtesy of the last National government.

Yesterday self and Mrs Veteran were at a luncheon where we were seated next to a farmer from Ruawai who runs a major kumara growing operation.   He was tearing his hair out ... reason ... no workers.   Yesterday he needed fifty ... he got two.   Said that many referred to him by WINZ don't last.   Some walk off the job after one day and don't even bother to return to pick up their pay packet.

And all this from a gummit pledged to cut immigration numbers.   Labour by 20-30,000 and NZ First from 70,000 down to just 10,000.

Against that backdrop would it be churlish to ask that nice Mr Jones how he proposes to make good on his promise to get his cuzzie bros off the couch planting those one billion trees.

Meanwhile back at the farm gate kumara are rotting in the ground.    


03:00

Lets talk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Has religion been a good thing for humanity overall or has it done more harm than good?     The post Lets talk appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

The secret diary of Jacinda Ardern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Monday Dear Diary what a whirlwind few months it has been. So much has happened since I last wrote and I can hardly believe it myself. I didnt want to be Labours leader but when called upon by my comrades to step up I did what I was asked. Actually, Andrew practically begged me so it [] The post The secret diary of Jacinda Ardern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Keep your hands to yourself, dear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

So said Judith Collins to Phil Twyford when he gently pawed her arm on the AM show this week. The gesture was nowhere near amorous: more like a plaintive puppy beseeching its master to go easy on him, he really couldnt stop himself from peeing on the carpet! Phil tries, but there is nothing masterful [] The post Keep your hands to yourself, dear appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Millbrook Gym, Arrowtown   window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My Window in the subject line. The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:50

1080 Fire: Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

(This is the first of three articles about 1080 storage and how things can go terribly wrong.) Storing poison often []

01:30

Recipe of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Beer Braised Venison A great venison stew, also works very well for beef. No pepper or chilli to make it kid friendly, but these can be added to make a great variation. 3-4 large onions diced 5 cloves of garlic chopped Olive oil 400 g of Bacon diced 600-800 g Venison or Beef diced [] The post Recipe of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:18

Why are employers bearing responsibility for family violence? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It's refreshing to see National MP Mark Mitchell talking about unintended consequences.

Jan Logie's family violence bill makes employers provide leave for employees to take time off work if they need to leave a relationship. RNZ reports:

When the bill first came up at Parliament it had a strong National Party backing, but following a select committee process in which amendments were made to reduce an employer's say in the matter, the party got cold feet.

Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell said that was mostly because of the impact it could have on small-to-medium sized businesses which, he said, could end up in arbitration or strained for time or finance.
National now plans to introduce a SOP and the Employers and Manufacturers Union supports them. Small enterprises account for 29% of all employees.

But beyond these concerns I am somewhat befuddled by the need for this legislation.

We know that extricating oneself from a violent relationship can be extremely difficult and dangerous. Assuming the violence is on the male side, just after leaving him is when she is most vulnerable. He is insanely jealous at the idea he can't have her and control her any more and this is when he is most likely to harm her. The RNZ article alludes briefly to a particular typical case of this.

He will try to hunt her down. And her workplace is a target. If she is not there, having been granted leave, all well and good (though her colleagues may be exposed to danger when he turns up and is thwarted).

But why would she ever feel safely able to return there? Or how long before she can feel safely able to return? Weeks, months?

Surely it is better to deal with the threatening ex? Isn't that why the nature of protection orders was changed, to allow police greater powers of arrest?

And I'm no fan of an over-empowered police force but find myself arguing for it when faced with unpalatable alternatives.(I could go into a complete rant here about the expanding welfare state; the undermining of stable two parent families and the advent of young males being raised in single mother, serial 'fathers', abusive environments that render them thugs in turn, but will refrain).

It seems manifestly unjust that employers are having to bear this level of responsibility for family violence. Left to me I would oppose the bill.


01:00

Whaleoil news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:45

Fish of the day photoshop tutorial "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

1) Get two images of the same person from the internet and open them in Photoshop.   2) Make a quick mask of the hands and the fish on the second image. You can do this by using the Lasso tool. Select the area you wish to mask and then click on the Mask [] The post Fish of the day photoshop tutorial appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Time to rebuild respect for agriculture Tom McDougall:

For Federated Farmers leader Katie Milne, the biggest problem facing agriculture today is disconnection.

New Zealanders are now separated from the land by four generations, and the value of agriculture in the minds of the public has, according to Milne, been lost somewhere along the way:

Food has been cheapened, both in a monetary sense and in a sense of appreciation/respect. If food is undervalued, if it is plentiful and the respect for it drops, then the people and families involved in the production chain that brings that food to your table lose the respect and recognition that they once had and deserve. Thats why Im vocal in raising the fact that we (farmers) are producing food for the nation here, and that without agriculture, New Zealanders would lose so many of the luxuries they currently take for granted.

Similar thoughts have been echoed overseas in the past, perhaps most notably by US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who remarked in 2014 that 98% of Americans were several generations removed from direct farming, and voiced his concern over the lack of appreciation afforded to agriculture by the current generation. . . 

Eketahuna cheese festival a culmination of decade-long struggle against red tape Illya McLellan:

Biddy Fraser-Davies loves making cheese and has fought bureaucracy for almost a decade to make it easier for all small producers.

During that time she has been recognised at British Guild of Fine Foods World Cheese Awards as one of the worlds elite cheese makers. 

On May 14 she and husband Colin will host the inaugural Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival which is a celebration, but also a continuation of  the couples campaign to convince the government fees for smaller producers are too high.. . .

00:30

Dont just stand there, do something "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A guest post: This was my mothers immortal saying when she got tired of us hovering around looking gormless and unmotivated. She also said it whenever we criticised the government or the system. If we wanted to grizzle we had to come up with a solution. Mum herself had very few outside interests while her [] The post Dont just stand there, do something appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:15

Fake news "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:00

Everyone wants to pay more tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Said no one, ever.   This from Newshub Quote: Two-thirds of New Zealanders believe the Government should increase taxes to keep public services running at their current levels, according to a poll. One-third believe tax should stay the same and public services should be reduced, a Council of Trade Unions (CTU) poll has found. The CTU used [] The post Everyone wants to pay more tax appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:30

Creating Authenticity speechwriting by Simon Lancaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This lecture, from Gresham College by Simon Lancaster is entertaining, thoughtful and very relevant to todays world.

23:30

The great leap backwards: Spit washing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Thanks to Eugenie Sage and her incurable desire to ban things, it looks like we will be welcoming back spit washing and traumatising the children all because she wants to ban wet wipes: Quote: The Associate Minister for the Environment is encouraging people to flush nothing but pee, poo and paper down the loo, as [] The post The great leap backwards: Spit washing appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:18

Nation Solving the housing crisis "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This morning on Newshub Nation: Can the Governments big ideas really solve the countrys housing crisis? We talk to housing strategist Leonie Freeman and Alan Johnson from the Salvation Army. Alan Johnson from the Salvation Army: Kiwibuild is going to benefit the young middle class, not the people he deals with everyday. The Government is []

23:07

Nation fossil fuel use in regions that rely on it "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

On Newshub Nation this morning: John-Michael Swannix is in the regions to find out how communities that rely on the fossil fuel industry can be part of a carbon neutral future. Here's a sneak preview of tomorrow's upcoming story by @JMSwannix #nationnz pic.twitter.com/qMRKynIjnq Newshub Nation (@NewshubNationNZ) May 11, 2018  

23:00

M Bovis spread "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This map shows how far stock with, or from farms with, Mycoplasma bovis, have spread.

No automatic alt text available.

The Country For those interested in M. bovis heres the map showing properties under legal controls and surveillance. Valid as of yesterday (10 May).

23:00

Are we being colonised by software? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A documentary from DW looks at how the Cyber attack on Windows in 2017 revealed our dependence on Microsoft.

The film has a point of view, but is worth watching. It ties into, to a degree, with the earlier post of The Atlantic podcast re Facebook.

The dominance of a few companies in a critical area requires watching, but we need to strike a balance.

22:40

QotD: The poverty of poor education "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehaviour. But please don't congratulate yourself on your compassion."
~ Thomas Sowell
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22:30

Winston says we dont need the Maori option anymore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Winston Peters was unable to deliver on his promise to get rid of the Maori seats because he went with Labour. But then a Maori MP decided to go full retard and try to entrench them. That opened the door for every man and his dog, including Winston, to have a say, and all at [] The post Winston says we dont need the Maori option anymore appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:17

Famous at Pew "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

We get weekly e-mail updates at work about the cool things our organization does.  This year they started doing little interviews to help get to know the staff better.  Each week they highlight someone from the different programs.  This is a few months old now (you'd only know that if you worked at Pew), but thought I'd share it.  The photo was taken inside the Kirimati Island Lagoon last year while I was attending the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures meeting.

Before you were at Pew, what did you do? I ran an NGO on Saipan called the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance and a community environmental coalition called Beautify CNMI (short for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).  Mostly I organized beach cleanups, tree plantings, and other environmentally themed community events. 

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? Id like to visit Africa (climb Kilimanjaro) and Antarctica, so I can say Ive been to all 7 continents.

Whats the farthest youve ever been from home? Maug Lagoon in the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument and Kirimati Island in the Line Islands are the most isolated places Ive ever been, but measured by distance its probably Australia, New Zealand, or Chile. In addition to Saipan and DC, Ive lived in Florida, Massachusetts, Japan, and the UK, so I call several places home.

What book impacted you the most? I read Stupid White Men by Michael Moore on an airplane between the UK and USA, the week before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.  I was already an activist at heart, but that book ins...

22:06

Latam Eco Review: Colombias last nomadic tribe faces extinction "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Below are summaries of the most popular stories by our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, from the week of April 30 May 6. Among the top articles: more than 20 families of the last nomadic indigenous peoples of Colombia face a serious food crisis. In other news, a new app allows fisherfolk and others in ports and markets to monitor fish in the Amazon river basin. The image above of an elephant weevil (Orthorhinus cylindrirostris) from the vast Mongabay archive was the most popular on Latams social networks. Colombias last nomadic tribe faces extinction The Nukak Mak often need to share a chicken among more than 70 people. Image by Alberto Castao for Mongabay. The Nukak Mak, the last nomadic indigenous, contacted peoples of Colombia, are on the brink of disappearance. Deforestation, invasions into their ancestral territories, displacement, along with a cultural and environmental degradation from bureaucracy, are making it impossible for the Nukak to manage their lands or feed themselves. Underwater spiders: the strange lives of intertidal spiders A male Bob Marley spider (Desis bobmarley) discovered in Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. Image courtesy of Robert Raven A spider named for reggae legend Bob Marley is a new member of 15 species of intertidal spiders. At this point, scientists have registered intertidal spiders along the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, the south of Africa, the Pacific islands and India. The spider can stay under water for up to 24 hours due to a notable adaptation: small water

22:05

No cost benefit analysis of oil and gas policy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Matthew Hooton is suggesting that James Shaw has done no Cost benefit Analysis of the Governments oil and gas policy. Boy. How far have the noble @NZGreens fallen? A Friday night #OIA dump trying to hide they did no CBA on the oil and gas matter. Shame on @jamespeshaw. Good issue for you @toddmullerBoP.https://t.co/3JdVaVBviz []

22:04

Golriz doubles down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Golriz has doubled down on her statement that Israel is committing genocide, in a tweet, citing [] the legal definition which is all about the intent []. A New Zealand MP who defended gnocidaires has essentially given a legal opinion that Israel is committing genocide. I am beyond appalled. The post Golriz doubles down appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Is inept worse than wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you screw up the numbers on your flagship policy not once, not twice.. but four times its no longer misspeaking its just plain #WRONG https://t.co/10iKlC8U5U Tova OBrien (@TovaOBrien) May 11, 2018 Things are getting pretty embarrassing now for Phil Twyford. When journalists like Tova OBrien are slagging you off you have a problem [] The post Is inept worse than wrong? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

The Atlantic on Facebooks inability to tell the truth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is well worth listening to.

Increasingly it seems Facebook says one thing, but seems not to actually listen to what it says

From The Atlantic

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/atl3449057847.mp3

In the last 18 months, Facebook has gone through one of the worst public relations crises of any major tech company. In this episode, two guests debate whether Facebook is fixable, or whether its business model is designed to sell us lies.

21:15

Media pat themselves on the back "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I guess theres no other way of heaping praise on the media other than via the media, but self praise seems more like self promotion rather than earned plaudits. There have been two media ward shows this week, and Twitter has been buzzing with self congratulations. As usually the awards have been spread across the []

21:00

The Lowly Weta "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Not fluffy or popular but endemic! By Cushla McGaughey NZs  Giant Weta, the worlds largest insect, is more than 3 []

21:00

Saturday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Saturdays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

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We, this people, on this small and drifting planet. Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty neck is happy to bow And the proud back is glad to bend Out of such chaos, of such contradiction We learn that we are neither devils nor divines . . . Maya Angelou.

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 [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:54

Twyford under pressure on Kiwibuild policy of straw "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Labour campaigned on a bold policy to build 100,000 new affordable houses in ten years. Phil Twyford was prominent in promoting the policy and slamming the then National led government for its poor record on housing. But Twyford has hit some speed bumps, with chimneys falling off Labours grand plans. Twyford has been found wanting []

20:45

Morning Joe on Trumps peculiar understanding of draining the swamp "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Makes reference to the Indiana rally referred to in the previous post

20:30

Lawrence ODonnell on how Avenatti seems to have brought a stunned silence to Giuliani and Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There are several gems in this clip, one of the best is Trumps claim at a recent rally of his fans to be stamping out corruption in DC

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:29

Greenpeaces substandard telemarketing "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Gettinng donations will be more important than ever for Greenpeace New Zealand after the Charities Registration Board revoked their charity (tax free) status. They are not going about it well, going by Voicemail exposes tactics used by some staff at Greenpeace NZ to solicit donations Pushy and unprofessional telemarketers are turning away some aspiring philanthropists from donating with []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is grok (verb) To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Grok was coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961). The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:13

There was general preservation of the articular surface and decreased levels of inflammation in the osteoarthritic joints with LED therapy. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2011 Jun ;65(3):224-9. Epub 2011 May 20. PMID: 21658899 Abstract Title:  Effect of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in a rabbit model. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could be effective in a noninvasive, therapeutic device for the treatment of osteoarthritic (OA) knee joints.DESIGN: Five weeks following the anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) of mature New Zealand White rabbits, the animal knees were exposed to LED stimulation at intervals of 10 min/day, 5 days/week for 5 weeks in the experimental group (n=7). The device used high intensity red and infrared (IR) LEDs with a total amount of energy delivered to the skin of 2.4 J/cm(2). Animals were sacrificed at 9 weeks postoperatively. Femoral surface gross morphology was evaluated with a modified Outerbridge classification and mRNA expression of catabolic and anabolic markers from femoral condyle cartilage and synovial tissue was assessed using RT-PCR. A control group was harvested 9 weeks following untreated ACLT.RESULTS: Gross morphometry of the control group showed four Grade II, two Grade III and one Grade IV (average 2.6) condyles macroscopically. The experimental group showed two Grade I and five Grade II (average 1.7) (Table 1). mRNA expression of aggrecan in the cartilage showed no difference between the groups, however type II collagen expression increased in the experimental group compared with control. TNF- expression was significantly decreased in the experimental group compared to control.CONCLUSIONS: There was general preservation of the articular surface and decreased levels of inflammation in the osteoarthritic joints with the application of LED therapy. This may provide potential application as a noninvasive treatment.

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20:13

White House versus John McCain "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

McCain's daughter slams White House aide's 'he's dying' comments https://t.co/O1HjiLnIY8 pic.twitter.com/qGs4E3NQRy Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 11, 2018 Reuters: McCains daughter slams White House aides hes dying comments Meghan McCain on Friday questioned how the White House aide who disparaged her ailing father, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, during a meeting, still has a []

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 12 21 No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:20

Media watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 May 2018 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 []

19:15

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.

19:10

Open Forum Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 May 2018 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 []

17:56

Biggest Sinkhole In New Zealand Uncovers 60,000-Year-Old Volcanic Crater "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

 

Many people bicycle in the morning. Not only is it a great way to exercise, it is an eco-friendly way to commute. Last Sunday, however, a bicycle ride nearly turned into a deadly affair for Gabriel Lafalla. This is because, the New Zealand worker was unknowingly cycling along a gargunatan sinkhole. The huge crack was later revealed to be a 60,000-year-old volcanic crater.

 

The farm assistant was the first to discover the fissure which opened up on the dairy farm where he works. The phenomena, which is located roughly 16 km outside of Rotorua, measures over 150 meters long and 20 meters wide. I could have died. I touched myself [the sign of the cross] and said to myself, Im alive. said Lafalla, remarking on the close call. It was good timing, and I always keep to the left of the road.

 

According to Stuff, the sinkhole resulted from torrential rains. Over the weekend, Rotorua recorded its highest ever hourly rainfall rate with 51.8 mm falling in a one-hour period. To put that into perspective, thats the approximate amount Rotorua receives in one ...

17:46

Crooked Hillary Wears $1,100 Hermes Scarf to Hide Bulging Back Brace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Social media was buzzing after Hillary Clinton was spotted with a back brace on in New York City this past weekend.

Hillary Clinton has been spotted wearing the same peculiar ensemble everywhere she goesheavy coat with a scarf.

Hillary was in New Zealand Monday night for a speaking engagement and book tour. She wore what appears to be a back brace while speaking to another less than half full arena. Her inner and outer demons were on display for the Kiwis. Sad.

Crooked Hillary has made her way to Australia and she was spotted once again in a heavy coat and long draping scarf.

Granted, it is Autumn in the southern hemisphere, but Hillarys coat-and-scarf get up is raising eyebrows.

This time, the woman of the people, Hillary Clinton, wore an $1,100 Hermes scarf and a royal blue Armani coat to hide her bulging back brace. (screenshot below)

No matter what Hillary does to hide her back brace, it is still visible.


Image via The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reported:

Hillary Clinton has donned yet another massive scarf during an appearance in Australia after earlier photos indicated she might be trying to hide a back brace.

The 70-year-old draped the $1,100 patterned Hermes cashm...

14:05

World watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

May 12 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

1191  Richard I of England married Berengaria of Navarre who was crowned Queen consort of England the same day.

1264 The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, began.

1328 Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, was consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.

1364  Jagiellonian University, was founded in Krakw.

1551  National University of San Marcos, was founded in Lima.

1588 French Wars of Religion: Henry III fled Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city.

1689  King Williams War: William III joined the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.

1743  Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned King of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.

1797  First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquered Venice.

1812 Edward Lear, British author and poet was born (d. 1888).

1820 Florence Nightingale, British nurse was born (d. 1910).

1821  The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occured in Valtetsi.

1828  Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British painter,was born (d. 1882).

1863  American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of...

11:10

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The hot summer and wet autumn have had a very positive affect on my garden.

Lemon and feijoa trees are fruiting as they never have before.

Today I picked some to give away and theres still plenty left.

Tonight Im grateful for the abundance of fruit in my garden.

P.S.

I thought I didnt like feijoas but was served feijoa sorbet at Cucina, one of Oamarus gourmet gems, this evening and it was delicious.

A friend who rang while I was picking the fruit this morning recommended feijoa and apple crumble too.

11:00

Friday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:30

The Muslim Brotherhood in the West "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This is one of the (so-far), 5 part Israeli series on the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. Get a drink. You will need it. https://www.bitchute.com/video/FCthViAU9YYW/   The post The Muslim Brotherhood in the West appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Friday feline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Why I changed my mind about nuclear power "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Why I changed my mind about nuclear power appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:18

No music, no dancing, just the facts "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

End of Life Choice Bill: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask After rave reviews of their []

09:03

Leave.EU breached multiple counts of electoral law "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

New Zealand isnt the only country with far too slow, too weak electoral law. The UK Electoral Commission has fined Leave.EU for multiple breaches of electoral law and referred the matter to the police, but the referendum result still stands. BBC Brexit: Leave.EU fined 70,000 for breaking electoral law during referendum Campaign group Leave.EU []

09:00

The Wild West of Uttar Pradesh: Rise of the Radicalised Hindu Fringe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This wont be popular but there is a lot of crime that goes unreported in India: there is so much corruption that you cant rely on the police: particularly in rural areas. This is the result of that   The post The Wild West of Uttar Pradesh: Rise of the Radicalised Hindu Fringe appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:55

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Antarctic cold front set to plunge temps to 1970's levels in Australia's grain belt "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Australia's about to be pounded by a cold front that will take temperatures back to the 1970's and New Zealand will be inundated with flood waters again. Early seasons snows blanketing all of the alpine peaks in S.E Australia, plus the grain belt about to be swept by extremely high winds. Looking at the temperature anomaly map of Australia up to 8C below normal temperatures.

08:42

Will Greens compromise for a Kermadec sanctuary solution? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Kermadec sanctuary isnt dead in the Government water, perhaps. Labour and NZ First are working on a way to make it happen, but it will require agreement with the Greens, which will require compromise. Stuff:  Winston Peters says the Greens can have a Kermadec Sanctuary with a catch Hope for a Kermadec Sanctuary is []

08:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Obstreperous   clamorous, or boisterous; attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; noisy and difficult to control; aggressive, defiant; resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.

08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. We specifically turn off all [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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 [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:31

Stateside 3: MARCH! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its []

07:00

Fish of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dear Mr David Fisher. Thank you so much for noticing my work and giving it so much publicity. The least I could do to return the favour is to give you a pretty fish. Enjoy it and keep it fed. Best wishes. Rr The post Fish of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Old white man of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yesterdays old white man inspired artists to paint for a prize: todays old white man inspired athletes to pant for a prize. (Apologies, couldnt resist.) Quote: The gregarious, dogmatic, hyperactive running coach Arthur Leslie Lydiard is one of the few New Zealand sportsmen to have influenced millions of people around the world. His system of [] The post Old white man of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:17

Clinton Foundation Receives Another $5.5 Million from NZ Taxpayers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Clinton Foundation gets another $5.5m from NZ taxpayers

7 MAY 2018

Source: Scoop Independent News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A subsidiary of the controversial Clinton Foundation is set to receive US$3.9m (NZ$5.5m) in taxpayer money in 2018/19, the New Zealand Taxpayers Union can confirm. This is in addition to NZ$8m given to the organisation since 2014.

Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) claims that the organisation in question, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, is a separate entity. This is absurd the Clinton Foundation appoints the organisations directors, making it a subsidiary in legal terms.

The Foundation is currently under investigation by the FBI over the way it obtained donations while Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State the same period in which the New Zealand Government began giving the initiative money.

Taxpayers deserve confidence that aid commitments are made to help the worlds poor, not to win favours with foreign politicians.

Even if aid money was meant to be used for diplomatic purposes, the fundings justification for no longer holds with Secretary Clinton out of public office. It seems that all taxpayers have to show for our generosity is a stop on her book tour!

The new Government should follow Australias lead and cut ties with Hillary Clintons potentially corrupt organisations. She is perfectly capable of raising money without handouts from the little New Zealand taxpayer.

This is the kind of nonsense that our Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters prides himself on exposing and cutting out. He should politely wait until....

06:00

Promises, promises "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Winter energy grant election for pensioners: promise changed Increased number of policemen: promise broken Lower doctors fees: promise broken Irrigation schemes: promise broken The looming cow quota: no promise broken just a possible kick in the guts for Kiwi farmers 10,000 KiwiBuild houses a year: Unable to deliver Immigration: promised 30,000 less but delivered 10,000 [] The post Promises, promises appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Mental health break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Fighting words from charter schools who refuse to go quietly "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Top people from two different and unrelated charter schools have come out fighting in the media. The chief executive of He Puna Marama Trust that operates a Whangarei charter school has used the emotive and legal phrase under duress to describe how charter schools have been coerced into putting in applications to become state schools. Raewyn [] The post Fighting words from charter schools who refuse to go quietly appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

But what is the point of innovation? The point of innovation is NOW! Forget the past, innovate, try a new slate and involve others. Hatch, concoct, brew and do. Tony Buzan is thought to be the father of doodling mind maps. Mind maps are meant to inspire well-being and positivism. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Heres a great idea! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

California could become the first state to require solar panels on all newly built single-family houses. But we could put a uniquely New Zealand CoL twist on it and make it apply, retrospectively, to all rental properties; another good kicking for capitalist landlords!  All cost on the landlord, all saving to the tenants on their [] The post Heres a great idea! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Urea plant upgrade hangs in the Ballance Rebecca Howard:

The ban on new offshore gas exploration is another spanner in the works for a major upgrade of New Zealands only ammonia-urea production plant.

Fertiliser cooperative Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been planning a $1 billion rebuild of its urea plant at Kapuni for several years, but has been stymied by cost increases, low urea prices and the withdrawal of a cornerstone investment partner. Now it says the governments decision to end new offshore exploration permits is another risk factor for the project.

Natural gas from the nearby Maui gas field is a feedstock for the Kapuni plant, which produces about a third of New Zealands total urea needs. Urea is the most widely used fertiliser for dairy farms and is also used to produce resins for wood manufacturing.  . . 

New dairy season to hit a six with shaky start possible for but strong finish anticipated:

The 2018/19 dairy season is expected to hit a six, with a shaky start possible, but a strong finish anticipated, resulting in a third season with a milk price starting with a six, according to a new industry report.

In its recently-released dairy seasonal update A hit for six in 2018/19  New Zealand dairy farmers face a triple treat, agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank says New Zealand dairy farmers have enjoyed a period of profitability with milk prices above breakeven and the upcoming season will see this run continue. . . 

Hinds Young Farmer member in the running for national award:

The chair of Hinds Young Farmers is receiving national recognition for her hard work in the dairy industry.

Cheyenne Wilson is a finalist for the 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Mori Farmer Award for Dairy.

The 25-year-old is an assistant manager for Nathan and Erin Christian on Lochan Mor farm near Ashburton. . .

03:29

New Zealand euthanasia advocate fined "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Switzerland and David Goodall euthanasia: (L-R) Philip Nitschke, founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall and lawyer Moritz Gall, during the press conference a day before Goodalls assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, 09 May 2018. The 104-year-old, Australias oldest scientists, travelled to Switzerland where he has chosen to die by voluntary euthanasia on 10 May. EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS.

WELLINGTON [AAP]

A euthanasia advocate cleared of assisting a womans suicide has been fined $NZ 7500 ($A6,946) for importing a lethal drug into New Zealand.

Susan Austen, a 67-year-old former school teacher, was in February found not guilty of aiding 77-year-old Annemarie Treadwell to commit suicide in 2016, but guilty on two other counts of importing the controlled drug pentobarbitone between 2012 and 2016.

The drug, taken in large quantities, can suppress the central nervous system, causing a coma and death and is used by vets to euthanise animals.

Fining and convicting Austen in the High Court at Wellington on Friday, Justice Susan Thomas described Austen as being on something of a crusade for law change.

That, however, does not alter the fact that you broke the law and did so knowingly, she said.

While the judge said Austen had shown no remorse, she pointed to strong support from members of the community and a lack of previous convictions.

Austen both imported the drug by mail and on her person while returning from Hong Kong, the court heard.

Austen is the head of the Wellington branch of pro-euthanasia group Exit International.

The police watchdog this year criticised officers for setting up a breath-testing checkpoint near Austens house in 2016 to get the details of t...

03:00

Lets talk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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03:00

Lateral drinking "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The wowsers are out again in force. This time, it is school fundraisers that they have in their sights. Quote: Selling alcohol at some school fundraising events may violate the right of children in the eyes of the United Nations. That is the view of Hawkes Bay District Health Board, which has vowed to start [] The post Lateral drinking appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Secret diary of Simon Bridges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Monday: Dear Diary I have a dirty little secret. I try to hide it but I have a sense of humour. I know I shouldnt and as the leader of New Zealands largest centre-left party, I know that it is wrong. I know this because that lovely Golriz Ghahraman explained to me why it is [] The post Secret diary of Simon Bridges appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: I drove past it but didnt actually take this photo of a student flat in Union St in Dunedin   window@whaleoil.co.nz. Please put VFYW in the subject line or competition (if you think it has enough visual clues for our monthly competition). The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Fridays answers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Thursdays questions were:

1. Who said: The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education.?

2. Name three of the seven heavenly virtues.

3. Its verdad in Spanish, pono in Maori and what in English?

4. Who wrote Paradise Lost?

5. In recognition of New Zealand Music Month, whats your favourite NZ song?

Teletext wins a virtual box of chocolates for a clean sweep.

Answers follow the break:

1. Martin Luther King.

2. I found two options: Chastity, temperance, charity (or love), diligence, patience, kindness, and humility; or prudence, justice, temperance and courage (or fortitude) with the three theological virtues, from the letters of St. Paul, faith, hope, and charity (or love).

3. True.

4. John Milton

5. I saturated to answer this but settled on HIne E Hine.

01:30

Lowest temperatures in decades can hardly be global warming now, can it? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Australia is in for record lows, but expect the warmists to say, its just weather: Quote: SYDNEY is set to be hit with two icy winter blasts as a chilly Melbourne braces for a months worth of rain in three days. The first polar blast will send a chill over the NSW capital by Friday [] The post Lowest temperatures in decades can hardly be global warming now, can it? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

M bovis far worse than expected "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Agree, but concerned about farmers non compliance with systems

Homepaddock

The spread of Mycoplasma bovis is worse than has been expected:

The tracking of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis shows that more farms than previously expected are likely to be affected by the disease, says Biosecurity Minister Damien OConnor.

While we always expected to find more properties, officials tell me that the numbers will likely exceed their earlier modelling. That modelling work is continuing and we will have a clearer picture in the next couple of weeks. 

MPI is continuing an intense programme of work with farming sector groups about the next best steps in the response including containment and phased eradication.

Testing to date shows all infected properties are connected in some way.   

The tracing of Mycoplasma bovis is made harder by the poor use of the national animal tracing system (NAIT).  . . 

Problems with the system and with compliance must be addressed.

Had all cattle been

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01:00

Photoshop of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

With a little help from our friends, continued "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hi all my friends and supporters. I am off to theatre for surgery on Monday 14 and the surgeon tells me I will be in hospital for about ten days. Apparently, I have two problems that are interacting with one another. One took me really by surprise. I had cobalt (radiation) treatment in 1972 [] The post With a little help from our friends, continued appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

While Jacinda moans about fake news from National, her polling company creates its own "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern has been moaning about fake news in relation to National party advertising: Quote: Part of being a good opposition is attacking when you see the opportunity, then making hay while the sun shines. National has been ramping up its attack ads ahead of the Governments first budget next week, but some may have over-stepped [] The post While Jacinda moans about fake news from National, her polling company creates its own appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:03

Frustration builds around PNGs LNG project rights group "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades

Radio New Zealand

An Australian human rights NGO says there is a lot of frustration in Papua New Guineas Hela province at the lack of benefits from the huge LNG project.

Jubilee Australia has just issued the second of several reports into the $US19 billion dollar ExxonMobil project.

The first report detailed the failure of the scheme, and the PNG Government, to deliver of huge promises of dramatic economic growth, many more jobs and much higher wages.

Now Jubilees Luke Fletcher says in Hela, where most of the project is sited, people have not received any royalty payments and none of the promised infrastructure improvements have been made.

Now those promises were probably overinflated but the point is that people were expecting it, Mr Fletcher said.

Quality of life is not good, it h...

00:00

The lunatic and the asylum seekers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

John Key knew what he was talking about when he warned us that it was only a matter of time before a boatload of asylum seekers arrived on New Zealands shores. The opposition mocked him mercilessly, claiming that none of the boats would ever get this far. Everyone clearly forgot that, if boats full of [] The post The lunatic and the asylum seekers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Thursday, 10 May

23:15

A long, long time ago "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I was privileged to work in Parliaments Research Unit at budget time. These were Roger Douglass budgets, and one of the most memorable days of my life was being permitted to attend Rogers pre-speech briefing. This was when key advisors were invited to his rooms while he prepared to go into the house and he would give us key details. It was an incredibly personal experience. He came out of the shower to complete his dressing while he talked to us. So while drying his hair with a towel and running a comb through it, and tucking a clean shirt into his trousers he told us what he was going to be telling the house a few minutes later. We had some idea of course as to what was about to happen as we were the researchers for the more lowly MPS who did not have their own research departments. We had been the conduit between MPs as we tried to teach them how to make coherent policy that matched the key platforms being presented by the leading cabinet ministers. The Research Unit reflected the mix of ideology of the Labour Party in general, and therefore the different researchers pushed their own passions as well as research on anyone who would listen. Occasionally one or more would blow their foofoo valve and retire to their office crying or shouting as they tried to cope. Eugenie Sage was a real classic. Her hatred of Roger Douglas and Richard Prebble knew no bounds. The post A long, long time ago appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:16

Stocks Jump as Dollar Weakens on Tame Inflation: Markets Wrap "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

U.S. stocks pushed to the highest in seven weeks while the dollar retreated after a favorable inflation reading signaled the Federal Reserve wont need to step up the pace of interest-rate increases.

Telecommunications paced gains in major American equity benchmarks, while rate-sensitive shares added to the bullish mood as the 10-year yield slipped to 2.96 percent. A gauge of small-cap stocks set an intraday record and emerging-market shares rallied on the more-favorable outlook for global borrowing costs. The dollar fell the most since March 21, lifting commodities. The pound weakened after the Bank of England held interest rates.

The U.S. inflation data showed costs for big-ticket items such as automobiles and airfares declined last month, reducing chances that consumer-price increases will run significantly above the Feds target. The news energized bulls, with the S&P 500 Index crossing above its 100-day moving average and breaking out of the downward-sloping trendline thats been in place since late January.

The market is breathing a sigh of relief that there was not an upside surprise to the inflation stats, Peter Boockvar, the chief investment officer of Bleakley Financial Group, wrote in an email to clients.

Elsewhere, trading in non-deliverable forwards suggested Malaysias ringgit will tumble in the wake of the surprise ouster of the countrys ruling party. Developing markets more broadly signaled stability, and the MSCI Emerging Market Index advanced for a fourth day. European shares snapped a four-day winning streak. The New Zealand dollar slid after the central bank left the door open to an interest rate cut as inflation remains contained.

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