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Monday, 17 September

21:43

Jacinda Ardern versus Kim Hill "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Kim Hill has just given Jacinda Ardern a grilling on Morning Report, on the Middle East deployment reversal, on Labour-led, and on Winston Peters humiliating her and Labour. "I refute the suggestion there's anything disrespectful about our relationship," Ms Ardern says, responding to question of Mr Peters scuttling Labour's planned policies like 3 strikes repeal []

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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21:30

Whats the problem with Labour-led Government? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I think its been fairly normal to describe Governments in New Zealand under MMP as led by the largest party, and led by the party of the Prime Minister. It has been common to hear of the Labour-led Clark Government, or the National-led Key Government. Actually it was common for the last lot to be []

21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:11

Phil Taueki Wins Lake Horowhenua Case "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An historic decision by the Maori Appellate Court has left the Horowhenua Lake Trust without trustees. KINs Horowhenua correspondent Veronica []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not Samuel Johnson who was born n this day in 1709.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:31

Iraq, Afghanistan peacekeeping and the realities of international leadership "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Jacinda Ardern has been promoted (or has promoted herself) as one of a radical new breed of young progressive wanting to lead the world in a new direction. But the realities for a small distant nation is that the leader largely has to follow along with allies, even in war situations. So despite in Opposition []

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is lapidary (noun) 1. One who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems. 2. A dealer in precious or semiprecious stones. (adj) 1. Of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them. 2. (a) Engraved in stone. (b) Marked by conciseness, precision, or refinement of expression. (c) [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 18 13 Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:20

Media watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

18 September 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.

19:05

Open Forum Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

18 September 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 []

17:51

Needled Strawberries: Food Terrorism Down Under "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

There is something peculiar doing the rounds in Australian food circles.  The land down under, considered something of a nirvana of fruit and vegetable production despite horrendous droughts and calamitous cyclones, is facing a new challenge: human agency, namely in the form of despoliation of strawberries.

The results have knocked Australias highly concentrated supermarket chains, with both Coles and Aldi withdrawing all their fruit with a nervousness that has not been seen in years.  A spate of incidents involving contamination, or pins stuck in the fruit, have manifested across a range of outlets.  Strawberry brands including Donnybrook Berries, Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis brands, Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Mals Black Label have made it onto the list of needled suppliers.  There have been possible copycat initiates doing the rounds.  This, exclaimed Strawberries Australia Inc. Queensland spokesman Ray Daniels, is food terrorism that is bringing an industry to its knees.

The game of food contamination, infection or, as Daniels deems it, food terrorism, is the sort of thing that multiplies in fear and emotion.  It targets the industry itself (the strawberry market is already frail before the effects of pest and blight), and ensures maximum publicity for the perpetrator.  Then there is the constant fear of a potential victim, the all stifling terror of legal action that might find a target in the form of a provider.  Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has already boosted such feelings, ordering the Food Standards Australia New Zealand to investigate the matter.  This is a vicious crime, its designed to injure and possible worse, members of the population at large.

Out of 800,000 punnets of strawberries, notes Daniels, seven needles were found.  Youve got more chance of winning lotto than being affected.  Take your chance, and, as with all food production, hope for the best as you would hope for the arrival of a green goddess.

Others such as Anthony Kachenko of Hort Innovation Australia have also moved into a mode of reassurance, a salutary reminder that Australia remains in the stratosphere of food excellence despite such adventurous despoilers.  Sabotage it might be, but it was surely isolated, a nonsense that could be dealt with surgical accuracy. Australia prides itself on safe, healthy, nutritious produce and we have the utmost confidence in the produce that we grow both for the...

15:00

14:04

World view Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

September 18 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

96  Nerva was proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian was assassinated.

324 Constantine the Great decisively defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantines sole control over the Roman Empire.

1180  Philip Augustus became king of France.

1454  In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army was defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years War.

1709 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer, was born (d. 1784).

1739  The Treaty of Belgrade was signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.

1793  The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.

1809 The Royal Opera House in London opened.

1810  First Government Junta in Chile.

1812  The 1812 Fire of Moscow died down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returned from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, which was spared from the fire.

1837  Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City.

1838 The Anti-Corn Law League was established by Richard Cobden.

1850  The U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

1851  First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becameThe New York Times.

1858  Kate Booth, English Salvation Army, officer was born (d. 1955).

1863  American Civil War:...

13:23

The International Medical Council on Vaccination: Significant Risk Of Harm "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

How safe is vaccination? To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them to be completely safe and widely effective.    from: https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_vacunas67.htm (click link for full story) To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them []

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12:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E10 A Special Mischief "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

11:36

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A text telling you your flight to Queenstown hs been cancelled is not what you want to be greeted with when you land in Auckland after spending the best part of a day travelling.

Wonderful service from Air New Zealand staff to get you on an alternative flight in spite of technical problems helps.

Today Im grateful for calmness when you would be excused for being anything but, and service above and beyond the call of duty.

11:15

Huge late snowfalls in New Zealand build at 10 cm (4 inches) per hour "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The 2018 ski season is in to its final month in the southern hemisphere and a number of areas have already closed until next winter begins in June/July 2019, but New Zealand's South Island is currently enjoying some of the biggest snowfalls of their season. Coronet Peak, pictured above earlier today, says it expects to have 60cm (two feet) of fresh snow waiting by tomorrow morning. Treble Cone (pictured below) reported it had had 50cm of snow and that the snow was still falling at a rate of 5-10cm per hour. Most areas were forced to close today and will assess conditions in the morning top see if it is possible to re-open on Tuesday. This was Cardrona earlier today with 35cm of snow at that point and still dumping:

11:00

Monday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:54

North Island farmers in New Zealand lose 100,000 lambs after spring snow storm "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Farmers have suffered "devastating" lamb losses in eastern and central North Island over the last two weeks with an estimated toll of about 100,000. At current prices of $144 per mature lamb, the economic hit could be $14.4 million. By contrast Otago and Southland farmers are expected to escape lightly from the impact of snow that has fallen on Monday. Federated Farmers high country chairman Simon Williamson said lambing would not begin in the areas where most snow had fallen until the beginning of October.

10:30

Hate speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:30

Keeping Up Appearances S01 E05 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

10:00

Manly Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

BBC Classic Drama: War & Peace by Nikolai Tolstoy #15/20 Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972.

The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoys epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezukhov, Morag Hood is Natasha Rostova, Alan Dobie is Andrei Bolkonsky and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for each of them and their families.

09:30

Does Free speech offend you? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E18 Mocha Fudge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

09:15

Yesterdays Pep Rally: Our Plan for a modern and prosperous New Zealand by Jacinda Ardern aka Jacindas platitudinous pile of piffle (#1) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Note: This will be several posts, to keep matters reasonably short and interesting.

Yesterdays big event was a carefully orchestrated media event with a vetted audience and pre-vetted questions for the Q + A at the end. it was more like a Trump rally than the participants would care to admit. We had the warm up act Winston Peters, the sycophantic backing group led by James Shaw and then the star of the show Jacinda Ardern. Again very Trump like with a speech devoid of any real substance, full of waffle or as Chris Bishop remarked a platitudinous pile of piffle

Some commentators likened it to a product launch. Sorry, product launches are about concrete finite things which can be examined and assessed in a meaningful way.

Similarly there has been talk of this being a blueprint. My dictionary defines a blueprint as a detailed plan. This speech did not set out a detailed plan it was a collection of aspirations laying out very broad and often vague concepts. In the IT industry this is sometimes called vapour ware indeed some software has been characterised by slogans such as runs well on Power Point, this disparaging description seemed peculiarly apt yesterday when the media construct aka Jacinda Ardern revealed her genius.

or as Walter Mondale famously said in 1984 Wheres the beef?

Wheres the beef? is a catchphrase in the United States and Canada introduced in 1984. The phrase originated as a slogan for the fast food chain Wendys. Since then it has become an all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event or product The phrase became associated with the 1984 U.S. presidential election. During primaries in the spring of 1984, when the commercial was at its height of popularity, Democratic candidate and former Vice President Walter Mondale used the phrase to sum up his arguments that program policies championed by his rival, Senator Gary Hart, were insubstantial, beginning with a March 11, 1984, televised debate prior to the New York and Pennsylvania primaries.

Anyway here is the speech with Adams comments

Jacinda Ardern said:

After seeing a busy show reel like that, I have a couple of observations.

This appears to be the show reel (released by NZ Labour Party. If not, please inform Adam and show him where the actual one is.)

...

09:00

Why Jordan Peterson only eats meat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:48

Jacinda's latest speech "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I could find nothing to say about it.

But ACT has and it's worth repeating:

What Did She Say?
Ardern wants a growing economy that is working for all of us, wellbeing for New Zealanders and their families, and a country we can be proud of....

How to Tell if a Policy is Absurd
If the opposite of a policy sounds absurd, then the policy is absurd. Who would campaign for a shrinking economy that doesnt work, misery for New Zealanders and their families, and a country we should be ashamed of on the global stage? The opposite of ACTs policies are more state control in education, heavier handed regulation of the economy, higher levels of taxation and Government expenditure, and more Government ownership. All inferior opposites of ACTs actual policies, but not absurd.

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. Do not post that kind of humour here. The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S02 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not all episodes play in all countries

The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.

Set in rural 1950s Kent, it follows the life of the Larkin family. It starred David Jason as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing their eldest daughter Mariette, who marries tax inspector Cedric Charlie Charlton, played by Philip Franks. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Joness breakout role.

Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of 1991, 1992 and 1993, plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in 1991 and 1992

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

07:55

Party leaders on the election campaign "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Chapters on a Victoria University book reviewing the 2017 election by each of the party leaders. Newshub  Stardust and Substance: the 2017 election through politicians eyes Accounts of political events by politicians themselves can be worse than useless and should be read with great caution. Politicians are simply too close to what happened to really []

07:30

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1944, Robert Leslie Les Emmerson, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Five Man Electrical Band. Born today in 1950, Fee Waybill (John Waybill), songwriter and singer with The Tubes. Born today in 1953, Steve Williams, drummer with Budgie. Died today in 1991, Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer), lead singer with [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Nine to Noon: Politics with Hooton and Mills "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ with Hooton and Mills

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20180917-1107-political_commentators_hooton_and_mills-128.mp3

Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills dissect recent political happenings, including the Auckland event where party leaders and MPs from Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens unveiled a blueprint for the rest of this term.

Mills as usual occupies his usual position of abject Labour apologist, Mills is an absolute Labour toady. Hooton can be bad, but Mills is beyond the pale.

07:00

Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post. The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Atamai  knowing, quick-witted, ready, intelligent; intellect.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week).

06:30

The 2 degree limit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

How many times have you heard about the two degree limit?  The Paris Accord was all about the two degree limit. When researching another post I wondered what temperature was represented by this two degree limit and was surprised to find that the answer is not easily obtained. The two-degree limit is above pre-industrial because [] The post The 2 degree limit appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Warren Mundine: Reclaiming work as a virtue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Nyunggai Warren Mundine is one of the most remarkable Australians living. Instead of sitting on his keester, bitching and moaning, as so many of us do, hes trying to tackle the actual work of building a better life for others, and reignite the spirit of a nation given over to flabby socialist resentment. Theres really [] The post Warren Mundine: Reclaiming work as a virtue appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Handing over control "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Do you want Mercury Energy, Contact Energy or Trustpower etc to decide on your next car purchase? Do you want Google deciding the appropriate time to adjust your thermostat? All this could be coming to an electrical socket near you shortly according to this article from PEI. Quote. For a long time utilities have been [] The post Handing over control appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click on image for a high-res view Do you feel loved? Later on this week there are more maps reflecting a similar trend. Its about the raw human need for positive relationships and a sense of being regarded and loved. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Educating our children about sex "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Golriz Ghahraman is the Greens spokesperson for many things, Human Rights, Immigration, Customs, Disability, Global Affairs, Trade, Defence, Security and Intelligence, Corrections, Police, Overseas Development, Courts and Justice. Phew! Thats a long list. Recently, she has been tweeting about SexEd, (short for Sexual Education, not to be confused with sexed).  Im not sure which of [] The post Educating our children about sex appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:15

Monday Meme "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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03:00

The buggered country "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When Donald Horne wrote The Lucky Country, he didnt exactly mean it as a positive. What he meant was that Australia was lucky enough to be so endowed with resources and dynamic people that it was naturally resilient to the cluelessness of its leadership. Unfortunately, Australias luck could only run so far. Sooner or later, [] The post The buggered country appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Auckland oilers: Anyone keen to meet up? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As you may have noticed, there have been a few gatherings of Whaleoil readers around the country recently. Dunedin had a Saturday mid-morning coffee catch-up, Bay of Plenty had a Tuesday after work event at the beautiful Mt Maunganui, and of course, Wellington has its regular last Wednesday of the month gathering, where we slum [] The post Auckland oilers: Anyone keen to meet up? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Brexit Fun "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Steve Bright The Sun 16092018

Brighty on Theresa May in Salzburg having a chance to try to persuade other EU leaders to bite on her plan for Britains future relationship with the bloc

brighty_16092018

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Napier airport NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or car window on [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Rural roundup "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

2018-19 lamb and beef exports forecast to both break $3 billion for the second time:

As the 2018-19 meat export season begins, Beef + Lamb New Zealands (B+LNZ) New Season Outlook 2018-19 report forecasts beef, lamb, and mutton prices to remain firm at historically high levels, helped by an expected weakening New Zealand dollar and strong export demand.

We forecast slight increases in farm-gate prices for lamb and mutton in 2018-19, as prices are expected to remain relatively steady in New Zealands main export markets and benefit from an expected easing of the New Zealand dollar, says B+LNZ Chief Economist Andrew Burtt. . .

NZ sheep & beef farm profits forecast to slip as expenses rise  Tina Morrison:

(BusinessDesk) New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell.

The average farm is expected to earn a pre-tax profit of $129,700 in the June 2019 year, down 2.8 percent from a pre-tax profit of $133,500 in the 2017/18 year, according to industry group Beef+Lamb New Zealand. . .

China is the key market for New Zealand sheep meat Keith Woodford:

Some weeks back I wrote how the New Zealand sheep industry is in a sweet spot, with record prices. I also wrote that China is now easily our largest sheep meat market by volume. Here I share the story of some of the things that have been happening in that market, and how demand for New Zealand sheep meats has potential to further increase.

The starting point is to recognise that Chinas own sheep industry is much bigger than New Zealands.  Whereas New Zealand has about 27 million sheep, China has about 150 million. However, most of these are farmed on arid lands in the west and far north of China, often at high altitude. Much of the product is consumed by the local people and does not reach the big cities. . .

Dry in south but wet up north Annette Scott:

A mild, dry winter and a good start to spring has set Canterbury farmers up well but theres concern of a bi...

02:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S03 E03 Bottom of the Class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

01:50

WHO'S SMILING NOW ? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Those with a few brain cells still functioning and an ability to see beyond the clear intoxicating effect that has the Socialists (albeit the ones further to the left anyway) in power, will recall the denigration piled onto John Key in a mindless epithet "Smile and Wave".

Watching the propaganda arm of the current occupiers of the Government benches attempting to move a wheel barrow of bovine excrement from the back of the cow bail onto the national stage in a pathetic attempt at " we are one" without the singing, thank all the deities, was I the only one who noticed all the CoL players were making forced efforts to continually smile and wave while the rest of the carefully managed side show presented, not surprisingly, absolutely nothing news worthy.

I suppose while they were doing that wasted effort they were not actually destroying any of the remaining productive sector who must be wondering what is coming down the line next.

01:30

Two very lucky Cops: But it couldve been very different "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Last Wednesday, two of our Police Officers were lucky to make it home. I hope they both buy lotto tickets this week and are just as lucky when the numbers roll out. Newsie.co.nz reports, Police are horrified after a loaded sawn-off shotgun was aimed at two Auckland officers last night and the trigger pulled twice. [] The post Two very lucky Cops: But it couldve been very different appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:10

The Fastest All Black Ever "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Late on Saturday afternoon I was catching up with some random sports coverage in The Herald when I found an article where someone suggested Reiko Ioane was the fastest All Black ever. They compared him with a few relatively recent All Blacks going back to about the turn of the century and over the last day and a half I have been thinking about a few further back than that who may well have been faster. For example Peter Henderson (1950) an absolute flyer, Bruce McPhail (1959) who at age 47 ran 11.7 for the hundred yards so he must have been quick as a young fellow, Rod Heeps (early 1960's) 3 national 100yards titles and clocked at 9.8 plus record try scorer for the All Blacks with 8 in one match in Australia in 1962 and Tony Steel (mid 1960's) selected as a Commonwealth Games (probably Jamaica 1966) sprinter but turned it down for the All Black jersey. I also thought of Terry Wright from the mid to late 80's but on a quick look could not find much info on his athletic abilities and Ron Jarden but his athletic prowess was mainly in the 400yards. Can anyone think of others?

01:00

Satirical image of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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01:00

DW: Medical Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A useful look at a topic being considered by many governments

00:30

Kim Hill talks with Jo McColl of Unity Books "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Kim Hill

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20180915-1106-jo_mccoll_-_a_life_at_unity_books-128.mp3

A very interesting segment on Kim Hills Saturday Show. This is an interview with one of the people behind Unity Books

00:30

Now they are coming for your burger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stuff  reports: quote. The Governments looking to ask Big Food companies to stop sponsoring sport. Its a move to tackle soaring obesity rates, alongside calorie counts on restaurant menus. The proposals were contained in a wish list released to Stuff under the Official Information Act. end quote. Fast food is in the governments sights now. quote: Fast food giants [] The post Now they are coming for your burger appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Ignorance kills "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Animal rights activists in Germany killed four cows and left 40 more critically ill:

Idiot  animal rights activists KILLED four cows and left 40 others critically ill after releasing them into a feeding pen where the beasts ate themselves to death.

Suspects are believed to have trespassed onto an organic farm in Germany on Saturday night and released dozens of dairy cows and calves.

The cows then headed straight to the feeding pen where they ate up to 10kg of concentrated feed with catastrophic results.

They are normally fed a maximum of 2kg a day.

Anja Schiemann, the farms managing director, told the Berliner Zeitung: Too much concentrate feed causes the digestive system in the rumen to be severely disturbed.

The damage to the liver is just too much. . . .

Ignorance kills.

A similar accusation could be made against anti 1080 activists. Without it native plants, birds and insects will die.

The ODT opines:

The case for 1080 use in New Zealands forests is overwhelming, no matter the fervent protests of the past two weeks.

Each independent investigation into its use has come to that conclusion. 

Yet, the Department of Conservation and its staff have had to put up with abuse and worse. Tampering with the wheel nuts on vehicles, as has been reported, is downright criminal and dangerous.

Blatant fake news and completely misleading photographs have been spread around the internet, news stories hijacked by activists, and 1080 drops disrupted.

There is, indeed,  no doubting the genuine feelings of the anti-1080 brigade, including the majority who act responsibly in their opposition. But they, like the irresponsible, are sadly and badly misguided.

Some of the fervour is understandable.  Dog owners are fearful of the awful death their charges might suffer should they eat carcasses of mammals killed by the poison....

00:16

Futuna rejects seabed exploration and mining "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Photo: AFP

Radio New Zealand | 14 September 2018 

The kingdoms on the French Pacific island of Futuna have ruled out allowing any work related to seabed mining in their waters, saying their stance is final.

The rejection of any further exploration of the seabed was expressed at a meeting in Futuna with French delegates sent to explain the potential of mining rare earths.

The king of Sigave as well as a leader of the kingdom of Alo told local television that any discussion about land matters had to held with the customary leadership and not with the assembly of Wallis and Futuna.

They said they had seen the negative impact of activities in French Polynesia and didnt want a repeat of them in Wallis and Futuna.

At the beginning of this decade French teams carried out three exploratory missions in the territorys waters without consulting the local kings who are officially recognised by the French republic and on its payroll.

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00:00

Russel Norman loses all credibility "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Newshub reports that Russel Norman thinks that oil companies are capable of sabotage. quote: The head of Greenpeace says oil companies are as big an enemy today of the environmental group as the French government was when it sunk the Rainbow Warrior. Russell Norman fears oil companies are capable of going just as far. The Rainbow [] The post Russel Norman loses all credibility appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:30

Wanker word of the week: Decolonisation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Too Right! A regular column by John Black Rightminds.nz The annual government enforced Te Reo week has prompted the usual high-minded musings from media and academic worthies. Some made sense Te reo as taonga that needs some protection from government much like the Kiwi or the kakapo others did not. These invoked the [] The post Wanker word of the week: Decolonisation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

The 1912 Option "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On 6 July 1912, the Liberal Party had been governing New Zealand for a staggering 21 years. In the general election of the previous year it had lost its majority, but remained in office with the support of a handful of independents. By July of 1912, however, the Opposition Reform Partys aggressive leader, Bill Massey, had lured away enough government supporters to carry a Vote of No Confidence on the Floor of the House of Representatives. The Liberal Government of Thomas Mackenzie fell 8 votes short of a majority, and Bill Masseys Reform Party took its place on the Treasury Benches. Though no election had been held, the Governor had agreed to swear-in a new government. New Zealanders would not go to the polls again until 10 December 1914.  The post The 1912 Option appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

A desperate attempt to manufacture good news "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The media havent bought the sweetness and light Ted talk of the prime minister. They are mostly scathing, including Tracy Watkins:Quote: Were no dysfunction junction, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters declared after his and Jacinda Arderns unity extravaganza, promptly handing the Opposition a new name to roast them with. Since over-egging media expectations usually goes badly in politics Prime Minister [] The post A desperate attempt to manufacture good news appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Priorities, platitudes, no plan "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Jacinda Ardern has bowed to Winston Peters her big speech yesterday talked not of a Labour-led governs but either this government or the coalition government.

The speech was an attempt to show coalition unity after the recent shambles, and told us very little new.

She talked of 12 priorities, but when it came to details, it was mostly the what with little how, and the what was more about what theyve done or already announced than what they will do.

It was full of platitudes like:

. . .We will:

A. Ensure everyone who is able to, is earning, learning, caring or volunteering . . 

And the plan? It was a whole lot more about where they want to go with little about how theyll get there.

A good government knows where its going, and how to get there,  from the start, not nearly one year into a three-year term.

The plan such as it is, is here.

22:37

QotD: "Calling a product or service a human right doesn't magically render it immune to scarcity." "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"



"Calling a product or service a human right doesn't magically render it immune to scarcity."~ Twitter meme, hat tip Sally Mayweather

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22:30

When you lose the media its all over, Cindy dear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern cancelled another media engagement and finally the medias patience with her has burst. No one believes her story of blaming a diary mistake. The reality is she needed the morning to practice using a teleprompter.    When you lose Tim Watkin, a weaselly, liberal tosser, then youve lost your audience also. RNZs Tim [] The post When you lose the media its all over, Cindy dear appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Cindy delivers nothing more than a TED Talk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern has delivered whats supposed to be a reset for her failing government. Instead, she delivered something that was somewhat less than a TED Talk. NewstalkZB has said as much: Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has finished speaking at an event in Auckland this afternoon, where she outlined the coalition governments plans. Ardern, alongside other leaders [] The post Cindy delivers nothing more than a TED Talk appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:45

Is Dennis Denuto the prime ministers speech writer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Someone has to be taking the piss in the prime ministers department. Either that or Dennis Denuto is now working for Jacinda Ardern: Quote: But there are things that were also a bit unspoken. An undercurrent if you will. Perhaps I picked it up from the next generation of voters, or perhaps it was just [] The post Is Dennis Denuto the prime ministers speech writer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:44

Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An important item in Sunday last night on male sexual abuse they claimed that 1 in 6 males have been victims of abuse. In this item the abusers were men, women, children, teens. Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Brave Kiwi guys, sharing their stories in the hope that others will seek help. Brave []

21:32

Winston Peters on Morning Report "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An interesting interview on Morning Report. Kim Hill is a rarity amongst interviewers, she gave at least as good as she got. UP NEXT: @winstonpeters discusses coalition govt, & after 0730, @simonjbridges for his regular Monday interview. Tune in: 101FM, https://t.co/cx9lxfi98A https://t.co/IK6HfYTAyk Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) September 16, 2018 "Of course [Jacinda Ardern] is driving []

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, 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.

21:23

But John Key "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Whataboutism, like what about John Key is common. Urban dictionary: When you deflect criticism by pointing out flaws in your opponent, specifically using the phrase what about x? This is an attempt to excuse you from changing you behavior by painting your opponent as a hypocrite. An example came up yesterday in one of many defences of Jacinda Ardern pulling []

21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:01

The most pure form of MMP? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claimed pure MMP in her speech at the Governments PR rally in Auckland yesterday: Next month marks the first anniversary of this Government. Not only have we achieved a huge amount, weve done it as the most pure form of MMP government New Zealand has ever had. Perhaps the lady doth []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect. William Carlos Williams who was born on this day in 1883.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is laeotropic (adj) Turning or forming a spiral to the left or anticlockwise. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The adjective laeotropic turning leftward is restricted to describing snail shells. The second element, -tropic turning (to), is common enough in the physical sciences, e.g., geography, meteorology, chemistry. The first [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 17 25 Foolish children[b] bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:20

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

17 September 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.

19:08

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

17 September 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 []

18:30

18.1 Million New Cancer Cases, 9.6 Million Cancer Deaths Expected in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Submitted by Zombie Democracy Blog Welcome to NZ: We offer 2nd highest rates of cancer in the world! Cancer deaths to rise to 9.6 million worldwide in 2018 WHO 20 Countries with the Highest Cancer Rates in the World Ranked by estimated new cases per 100,000 people in 2018: Australia (468.0) New Zealand (438.1) Ireland (373.7) []

14:07

World view Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

September 17 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

1111 Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Frilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmrez crowned Alfonso VII as King of Galicia.

1176  The Battle of Myriokephalon.

1462  The Battle of wiecino (also known as the Battle of arnowiec) during Thirteen Years War.

1577  The Peace of Bergerac was signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.

1631  Sweden won a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.

1683  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek wrote to the Royal Society describing animalcules: the first known description of protozoa.

1778  The Treaty of Fort Pitt was signed, the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware Indians).

1787 The United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia.

1809  Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War, the territory which became Finland was ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

1859 Joshua A. Norton declared himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.

1862 American Civil War: George B. McClellan halted the northward drive of Robert E. Lees Confederate army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history.

1862  American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion resulted in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1883 William Carlos Williams, American writer, was born (d....

12:41

Tennis Lebanon rewrites history in Davis Cup with Thailand win "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

While the countrys eyes are on New Zealand for tomorrow mornings basketball match between Lebanon and the Tall Blacks, a 20-year-old Hady Habib, ranked #643 in the ATP, claimed the final point in the tie against Thailand on their soil in the early hours of Sunday, to promote our countrys tennis delegation once more to the highest state it reached on 4 occasions previously: the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, having slipped to as low as Group III in 2016.

After a couple of wins yesterday with Hadi Habib edging past Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul 4-6 7-6 (2) 5-3 (ret.) and 23-year-old ATP #370 Benjamin Hassan securing a 2-0 lead on day 1 for Lebanon with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Palaphoom Kovapitukted, we looked poised to win the tie against Thailand, with the need to claim 1 more match out of the 3 remaining rubbers to clinch the encounter.

But the far-eastern team, who previously reached the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs on 4 occasions and are ranked #41 at this level, dug deep to draw the tie 2-2 after a doubles win this morning 6-0 6-3 between Sonchat Ratiwatana/Sanchai Ratiwatana and Jad Ballout/Giovanni Samaha, followed by Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul narrowly beating Benjamin Hassan 6-4 4-6 6-4.

The final word, however, was for Lebanon, currently ranked #52 in the Davis Cup up from #93 in 2016, with Hady Habib proving too good for the Thai, securing the tie by dismantling Palaphoom Kovapitukted 6-3 6-3 to send Lebanon yet again to the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, having been there 4 times before in the late 1990s and early 2000s (2002), without being able to win a single match at this level.

Note that Lebanon has never reached the World Group Play-offs stage in its 35 years of participating at the Davis Cup (started in 1957), and will be vying to qualify for it in 2019, by battling in a tough Asia/Oceania Zone Group I that will include so far #28 P.R. China, #34 Pakistan and #36 South Korea.

The moment Hady Habib turned the clock back to 2002

12:30

12:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E09 An Object Of Value "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

11:30

Keeping Up Appearances S01 E04 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

11:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 by Isao Hashimoto Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Projects Trinity test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistans nuclear tests in [] The post Sunday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Crime Drama: Messiah S01 E02 The Reckoning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Messiah is a British television drama series, broadcast on the BBC One network and produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland, although the series itself is set in England. Made up of a series of occasional serials, the first, with two parts subtitled The First Killings & The Reckoning, was broadcast in 2001. It has been followed by Messiah 2: Vengeance is Mine (2003), Messiah III: The Promise (2004), Messiah IV: The Harrowing (2005) and most recently Messiah V: The Rapture (2008). The original production was based on a novel by Boris Starling: the subsequent installments have been written directly for television. Starling has a cameo as a murder victims corpse in the first serial.

A crime series, it follows the investigations of DCI Red Metcalfe, who often investigates particularly gruesome murders. Metcalfe is played by Scottish actor Ken Stott, and the other main regulars in the series are Kate Beauchamp (Frances Grey), Duncan Warren (Neil Dudgeon) and Metcalfes wife Susan (Michelle Forbes). The deafness of Forbes character necessitated both her and Stott learning British Sign Language for their characters frequent exchanges.

10:30

Courier driver delivers the Blues "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

BBC Classic Drama: War & Peace by Nikolai Tolstoy #14/20 Escape "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972.

The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoys epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezukhov, Morag Hood is Natasha Rostova, Alan Dobie is Andrei Bolkonsky and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for each of them and their families.

09:47

BREAKING: 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Western Australia. Unusual Seismic Activity "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This just in on my MSN newsfeed: A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has hit the West Australian town of Manjimup, about 300 kilometres south-west of Perth, with tremors felt as far away as Perth and Albany. The earthquake happened about 1:00pm (WST). There were no reports of damage. The Bureau of Meteorology WA said there was no []

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09:33

What is/are the Woke? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Ive seen the term the Woke a bit lately and havent taken much notice of it, apart from noting that it as an unfamiliar term to me. I was at a loose end so had a quick look at The Daily Blog, first time there in a month or two, the website design puts me []

09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E17 Heads Or Tales "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

09:30

Kiwi feminist on language, power and sexism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz NZ feminist Renee asks the question, Who benefits? The push to change the meaning of the word woman is not innocent.   The post Kiwi feminist on language, power and sexism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

If in this I have been tedious, it may be some excuse, I had not time to make it shorter. William Cowper

My Scottish uncle used to quote his brother-in-law who was a minister who when delivering sermons practiced his theory that if you couldnt strike oil in 10 minutes you should stop boring.

Today Im grateful for people with the time, and wit, to make shorter whatever it is they have to say.

 

09:15

Meanwhile in a parallel universe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

The state of Britain "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S02 E05 & E06 A Season Of Heavenly Gifts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not all episodes play in all countries

The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.

Set in rural 1950s Kent, it follows the life of the Larkin family. It starred David Jason as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing their eldest daughter Mariette, who marries tax inspector Cedric Charlie Charlton, played by Philip Franks. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Joness breakout role.

Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of 1991, 1992 and 1993, plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in 1991 and 1992

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. Do not post that kind of humour here.W When anti-free speech [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

BBC Newsnight: Airbnb and UK Housing Market "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

given claims made recently about Airbnb and its impact in NZ especially in Auckland, Queenstown and Wanaka this seemed worth a look

 

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

08:00

Mediawatch Midweek: 12 September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Mediawatch Midweek

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20180912-2107-mediawatch_midweek_12_september_2018-128.mp3

A look at a wide range of issues withe a comprehensive article and links at the website.

The intro reads:

Mediawatch Midweek is a weekly catch-up between Mediawatch and Latelys Karyn Hay. This week: controversial comments about the Pacific Islands; a deep dive into the fertiliser; the GFC ten years on; life on the minimum wage; cartoon crankiness; football back in black and white.

The segment on Cartoon Criticism is well worth reading and listening to.
Adam thinks the comments by

But in a piece for Newsroom, Dr Neal Curtis head of media and communication at the University of Auckland called it the image of pathological, raging whiteness unable to deal with the legitimate demands of people of colour.

are an example of academic bigotry and inability to look at legitimate criticism other than through the lens of their own narrow minded prejudices

07:58

A Quiet Nap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On most days, Adolf indulges in a forty minute nap, after lunch.

Today he was awakened by a gentle rocking at about 1250.   Thinking The Cook might be getting frisky, Adolf sat up and looked around but the room was empty.

Aaah haaaa, I thought.  Must be an earthquake.

It went on for about thirty seconds and was indeed an earthquake of 5.6 Richter scale, centred at Walpole, about 130 miles away.

There must be some way I can pin it on Turnbull before the Julie Bishop announces it's Abbott's fault.

The last big one in Western Australia was centred at Meckering in 1968 and was 6.9 on the scale.

07:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1925, singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King (Riley King) Born today in 1931, singer, songwriter and pianist Little Willie Littlefield, widely regarded as a pioneer act between boogie-woogie and rock n roll. Born today in 1935, singer, songwriter, harmonic player and guitarist Billy Boy Arnold (William Arnold). Born today [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:45

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S03 E02 Youre Going Nowhere "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

07:30

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Quiz: Facts about Israel 3 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

Another tweet for today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

These tweets were interesting. Nippert is an excellent journalist and Bradford is pretty competent as well.

The thread was of interest as well. Again we can see the Ardern fan club was quickly on the thread

The one below is especially amusing given Katie Bradfords politics can probably be said to be at least left of centre

06:30

Kiwi as "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Colin Meads was not merely the most famous All Black of his era. The Te Kuiti sheep farmer personified a rugged rural masculinity that evoked a bygone era even in his playing days. Meads played 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971, the last four as captain. In his 55 test matches [] The post Kiwi as appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Hari  to be delighted, happy, glad; to dance, sing a song to a dance, lead a song.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week)

06:15

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Brian Adcock Independent 15092018

Brian Adcock: Just like those Russian spies in their comedy interview, sneaky Tory tosspots also being utterly full of shite

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06:00

Tweet for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ardern was billed as giving a major speech today except as Chris Bishop tweeted

As might be expected Bishop was immediately trolled by members of the Ardern fan club

06:00

Poll: Preferred PM "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:21

Daily Reading List "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For what it's worth, here is the daily Adolfian reading list:-

The Australian
Andrew Bolt
Tim Blair
Kiwiblog
Powerline
PJMedia
Wall Street Journal
South China Morning Post
Washington Examiner

And no, I don't look at Fox News, Sky News or Whaleoil every day.


Notably absent and unlamented:-

ABC (Both of them)
BBC
NYT
WAPO
CNN
MSNBC
Guardian
Pravda
Independent
NZ Herald
Morning Star

05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:45

Clash of Warriors #8/17 von Manstein v Vatutin Battle of Kursk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Battle of Kursk, (July 5August 23, 1943), unsuccessful German assault on the Soviet salient around the city of Kursk, in western Russia, during World War II. The salient was a bulge in the Soviet lines that stretched 150 miles (240 km) from north to south and protruded 100 miles (160 km) westward into the German lines. In an attempt to recover the offensive on the Eastern Front, the Germans planned a surprise attack on the salient from both north and south, hoping to surround and destroy the Soviet forces within the bulge. The German assault forces consisted of almost 50 divisions containing 900,000 troops, including 17 motorized or armoured divisions having 2,700 tanks and mobile assault guns. But the Soviets had surmised the German attack beforehand and had withdrawn their main forces from the obviously threatened positions within the salient. The Germans launched their attack on July 5, but they soon encountered deep antitank defenses and minefields, which the Soviets had emplaced in anticipation of the attack. The Germans advanced only 10 miles (16 km) into the salient in the north and 30 miles (48 km) in the south, losing many of their tanks in the process. At the height of the battle on July 12, the Soviets began to counterattack, having built up by then a marked preponderance of both troops and tanks. Their subsequent successes encouraged them to develop a broad offensive that recovered the nearby city of Orel (now Oryol) on August 5 and that of Kharkov (now Kharkiv, Ukraine) on August 23. The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle in history, involving some 6,000 tanks, 2,000,000 troops, and 4,000 aircraft. It marked the decisive end of the German offensive capability on the Eastern Front and cleared the way for the great Soviet offensives of 194445.

04:30

It appears someone has lost the script "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A joint project between University of Alabama, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, uses data gathered by advanced microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth, including remote desert, ocean and rain forest areas where reliable climate data are not otherwise available. The satellite-based [] The post It appears someone has lost the script appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E08 Out of The Everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

04:15

In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week or watching others posting about how fantastic their delicious, restaurant quality meat is. Will you be one of those making others jealous, or sitting there salivating at what might have been? Dont despair, orders are [] The post In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:01

Ardern and her poodles give major speech on absolutely nothing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Granny:

In a show of unity, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been joined by Government coalition partners New Zealand First and the Green Party for a major speech in Auckland in which she has outlined the next steps in the Government's plans for the country.
I read about this on Friday.  I really sat up and thought, "whoa, this could be big".  Even the introductory paragraph to the Herald article says it's a "major speech in which [she] has outlined the next steps in the Government's plans for the country".  I couldn't wait to see the major policy announcements - the socialist path they were taking us down. 

Instead we get a bunch of bullet points that a twelve year old could put together for a school assignment on "What does it mean for you to be  New Zealander".  Here are some examples:

Build a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
Grow & share New Zealand's prosperity
Deliver responsible governance with a broader measure of success
Support thriving & sustainable regions
Transition to a clean, green and carbon-neutral New Zealand

Improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families

Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering
Support healthier, safer, & more connected communities
Ensure everyone has a warm, dry home
Make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child

Providing new leadership by Government

Deliver transparent, transformative and compassionate Government
Build closer partnerships with Mori
Value who we are as a country
Create an international reputation we can be proud of

My favourites are, "Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering", and "Value who we are as a country".  Follow...

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click on image for a high-res view How Dubya Used the Book of Ezekiel as a Blueprint for the Iraq War Its early 2003, and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is looming. President George W. Bush is on the phone with his French counterpart. Hes trying to convince Jacques Chirac to join the coalition of [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Mediawatch looks at the Curran shambles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZs Mediawatch reflects on the Clare Curran shambles

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20180916-0909-medias_ministerial_pile-on_prompts_reflection-128.mp3

The media seized on Clare Currans stumbles and many pundits wrote off her ministerial career before she pulled the plug last week. She cited intolerable pressure and said her mistakes were greatly magnified. 

Frankly, Adam finds it very hard to find much sympathy for Curran. Curran was the author of her own misfortunes. Furthermore the pressure was a function of her actions, and if anything her mistakes were not given as much profile as they might have, as many in the media were for sometime quite sympathetic if not to her, but to the Ardern regime.

The report remembers her predecessor David Benson Pope as well.

03:30

Hope for Sweden? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Breitbart reports on Swedens election results that have dealt a blow to the countrys immigrant-hugging Left: Quote. Quote:Italys Matteo Salvini has hailed the strong electoral performance of the populist Sweden Democrats over the weekend, and promised more gains in next years EU elections. Sweden, the homeland of multiculturalism and model of the left, after years [] The post Hope for Sweden? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:04

Jacinda Ardern This Is Our Plan "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Governments Priorities For New Zealand Peters is up first. He is doing a Trump, saying that the media dont tell the public what the Government  are doing. The first true MMP government thats repeated nonsense. Otherwise its a general revision of what the Government is doing in relation to NZ First policies, tree []

03:00

Most feminist religion: a woman must answer the call of her husband "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The honking day-glo human clown-car of glass-jawed Islamic victimhood, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, ventures the hilarious opinion that Islam is the most feminist religion. Which is difficult argument to sustain (at least, with a straight face), when Islamic preachers keep spouting such un-feminist things. Quote: The NSW Attorney-General has criticised the repugnant views of a Sydney Muslim [] The post Most feminist religion: a woman must answer the call of her husband appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

The dog who wasnt there "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Its commonly argued that rape convictions are extraordinarily low. This is true. But its also true that false rape claims are disturbingly common: probably around one in four. That may seem counter-intuitive, but its really quite simple: rape is by its nature a relatively difficult crime to solve, so many actual rapes dont secure a [] The post The dog who wasnt there appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E16 Romeo is Bleeding "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

02:15

NZ Education needs to be rebuilt from the ground up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Every New Zealander should be distressed by Saturdays article in a newspaper. Quote. Data sourced from six universities shows while 60 per cent of the almost 16,000 students accepted into professional law, medicine and engineering in the past five years came from the richest third of homes, just 6 per cent came from the poorest third. [] The post NZ Education needs to be rebuilt from the ground up appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

So Clear "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

So Clear Prints

One of those days when the light is so clear it sings, and even though you feel like theres something you came here to do & theres something in the light that reminds you of that, its not as important as you thought & maybe its better to just be there in the day instead, singing right along.  So Clear   2016 Brian Andreas  posted with permission.

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Wellington Airport NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or car window on [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Commenter of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here at Whaleoil, we have a lot of talented people making comments on our posts all of the time. So, we have decided to shine a light  on the person we think has most deserved an accolade in the last 7 days. Please note this is not about just one comment. We are looking [] The post Commenter of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:51

Nottingham has not been acting alone "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Dermot Nottingham has not acted alone in his actions taken against many people, including harassment and defamation via laudafinem.com and in a number of legal proceedings, some of which have been described as abuses of process, vexatious and more by various judges. In April Nottingham was found guilty at a jury trial of five charges []

00:45

Arderns speech leaked to Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Satire.   Dear proletariat. We are proud of what I have accomplished in our first year after the previous nine years of neglect by the previous government. In the last year, I have successfully managed to kowtow to Greenpeace and have destroyed the provinces occupied by greenhouse gas producing, water consuming cows. Oh, and I [] The post Arderns speech leaked to Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:41

Ho Ho Ho "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"














According to the Democrat media, Donald Trump caused Florence - now just a storm.

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A confused Barnaby Joyce looks on as Malcolm Turnbull's brain tries to escape.

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00:30

Are you tired of all the brainwashing yet? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Every morning last week, I was greeted by the same person with Morena. I responded each day, in my own special, Kiwi-English accent, with Gday mate, how you doin? I dont normally talk like that, but it just seemed completely appropriate to counter a greeting in a language that few of us has any serious [] The post Are you tired of all the brainwashing yet? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Farm diary "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A reminder to enjoy the good in farming.

00:04

Thanks to Obama and Trump, Americas Five Largest Banks Raked in $583 Billion Since 2008 Crash "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

With no jail time for executives and half a trillion in post-crisis profits, the big banks have made out like bandits during the post-crash period. September 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm Written by Jake Johnson (CD) The 2008 financial meltdown inflicted devastating financial and psychological damage upon millions of ordinary Americans, but a new []

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00:00

What constitutes undue pressure? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Since when has it been ok for staff to be offered a bonus of $500 if they agree to join the union? Since the PSA started recruiting for membership at MBIE. This from the Taxpayers Union: Quote: This week we were contacted by a staffer at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment concerned about [] The post What constitutes undue pressure? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Saturday, 15 September

23:30

The golden language: A cautionary tale "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Spoken Maori can indeed be beautiful, euphonic and lyrical. It can be stirring and emotional. A close friend remarked how, returning from Europe with his lovely wife on the same flight as the French Rugby-sevens entourage travelling to compete here, they were met at the airport transit area by a group of Wellington East Girls [] The post The golden language: A cautionary tale appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Top Ten posts of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This Sunday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday). Greg OConnor emasculated for telling the truth, [] The post Top Ten posts of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:01

Arderns Coalition Reset speech "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Jacinda Ardern has been, in my opinion, justifiably criticised for pulling out of two weekend interviews that had been scheduled with Newshub Nation and Q+A. Instead Ardern is giving a Coalition Reset speech today at 1 pm. Sam Sachdeva previews it at Newsroom:  Arderns chance to change the narrative Ardern will unveil what is intended []

23:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

No answers and more mystery animal killings in South Island :

The identity of a South Island livestock killer remains a mystery.

Nine months ago Peter McLeod, who farms in Kauri Bush near Dunedin, was left with nine dead lambs cattle from neighbouring farms were also shot and killed.

But the culprit was never caught.

Earlier this week three newborn lambs were killed in Mosgiel, bringing back bad memories for Mr McLeod. . .

B+LNZ welcomes Sir Peter Gluckmans report on agricultural emissions:

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the final report from the Prime Ministers former Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman which effectively endorses B+LNZs approach for individual farm plans as a tool for helping the agricultural sector play its part in combating climate change.

In May of this year in launching its Environment Strategy B+LNZ set itself two ambitious goals for the sheep and beef sector to be carbon neutral by 2050 and for every farm to have an active farm plan by the end of 2021. . .

Women want more time off-farms:

Rural women want more time off-farm, better sleep and more exercise to improve their wellbeing, a Farmstrong survey has found.

More than 800 farming women did the survey online or at in-depth, face-to-face interviews.

There was also a high interest in other topics that Farmstrong focuses on including nutrition and thinking strategies to deal with the ups and downs of farming, Farmstrong project manager Gerard Vaughan said.

Some of the other topic areas that the survey revealed women are interested in include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, self-confidence and self-compassion.  . .

23:00

If only Bill hadnt been a dickhead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If only Bill English and the senior Nats hadnt been so stupid then things may well have been better for us all: Quote: Winston Peters says the leaking during the 2017 election campaign of his superannuation overpayment did not influence New Zealand Firsts coalition choice. But he said it reinforced Nationals instinct to destroy rather [] The post If only Bill hadnt been a dickhead appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

RNZ: Rehabilitation or what? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ  has an item on the issue of prisoner rehabilitation.

Many people have different views on this. Whilst you may not agree with the views expressed, it is worthwhile to listen to this item.

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20180910-0909-parole_figures_an_indictment-128.mp3

22:45

Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We know you all would like to get your hands on some delicious non-halal Whalemeat ( made from 100% vegetarian animals) so a competition had to be created. If you havent already got a subscription to Whaleoil now is the perfect time to subscribe because ALL subscribers to Whaleoil will go in the draw to win [] The post Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Of course Winston Peters is putting his party first "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There seems to be a narrative in the media that Winston Peters is putting his party first over other parties. Of course hed do that, that what he was elected for, to implement the policy agenda of NZ First. Quote: Winston Peters knows the perils of being a minor coalition partner and hes not going [] The post Of course Winston Peters is putting his party first appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Bridges says Cindy is hard to trust "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges says Jacinda Ardern is hard to trust. How can this be, she never tells a lie? Quote: Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says the prime minister misled Kiwis over when the chief technology officer role was offered to Derek Handley. He called attention to an apparent discrepancy between when Handley said he was offered the [] The post Bridges says Cindy is hard to trust appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:07

Poetry News "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Time again for poetry talk., says Gill Ward, of Raumati South. Our next guest poet at High Tide Caf is on []

21:00

Sunday 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.

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes allot he difference  A.A. Milne (via Eyeore).

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is imperturbable (adj) Unshakably calm and collected. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : There is an interesting time lag between the appearance of imperturbable and its antonym, perturbable. Although imperturbable is known to have existed since the middle of the 15th century, perturbable didnt show up in written English [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 16 25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:17

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

16 September 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 []

19:16

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"

16 September 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 []

17:25

There Is Soft Kill, Hard Kill and Then There Is Spermageddon-Why There Is a War On Heterosexuality "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Thanks to Ted Turner for making it clear what the globalists truly desire. Ninety percent depopulation of the population is the goal. There are hard kill methods eg war) and there are soft kill methods (eg Chromium 6 in the water) and there is spermageddon!!!

 

Sperm counts are way down. This is a striking finding that has profound implications for humanity.

For this reason and many other reasons, some questioning if this is the last generation of humans that will inhabit the planet.

What the Data Tells Us

Research on men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand found that there respective sperm counts are plunging, according to several recent studies.

Among the subjects from these recent studies there has been a collective average of over a 50% decline in sperm concentration and a 60% decline in total sperm count over a nearly 40-year period ending in 2015.

One study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction, found that the trend was peaking. This is very startling and suggests that we have not seen anything close to the apex.

Extraneous Factors

The globalists have tried to censor the Carlson study which was a meta-analysis of 61 studies that found the same emerging trend as far back as 1992. The most striking variable about the sperm studies is that even the quality, not just the quantity of the sperm is being impacted.

The attack on human reproductivity is not confined to the quality and quantity of sperm counts. Humanity is also attack from a social and cultural perspective as well. Kindergartens in Sweden are not allowed to use the pronouns of he and she. Boys can and will marry boys. The same is true for girls. Boys are often taught to wear dresses. And it is not just Sweden. In Canada if one addresses another, even innocently, by a gender pronoun not preferred by the person being spoken to, the offender can be sent to jail. In America, gay marriage (ie one that does not produce offspring) is legal. There are emerging arguments to wrong-headed academia types are embracing the concepts of 97 genders. These same people engage in scathing rebukes of anything resembling masculinity. Homosexuality is glorified in th...

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