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Thursday, 12 July

22:30

Farrar fires up against cash for content site The Spinoff "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yesterday left-wing columnist Hayden Donnell wrote a smear post against many people who are either members of the Free Speech Coalition or have written in support of their actions. He included me in his smears,  and like he did with David Farrar he has misquoted me and quoted out of context. David Farrar has had [] The post Farrar fires up against cash for content site The Spinoff appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Nine To Noon: Mobile apps security "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/downloads/ntn/ntn-20180712-1108-how_to_stay_secure_with_your_devices-128.mp3

Serge Egelman, a privacy researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the security of mobile apps, has details on how to keep your devices safe.

This was interesting

22:15

Most-read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats hot 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 [] The post Most-read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Chris Trotter exposes the intellectual dishonesty and latent violence of the hard left in NZ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yesterday a post that appeared on The Standard attacked Chris Trotter. In that post there were veiled threats of violence and justifications of smashing free speech. Chris Trotter politely exposes the intellectual dishonesty of the writer and the latent violence bubbling away in the hard left of New Zealand politics. As is usual with Chris, [] The post Chris Trotter exposes the intellectual dishonesty and latent violence of the hard left in NZ appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:54

A hero called Mohammed "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Special shout out and a big THANKYOU to Mohammed from Glen Eden branch who used his CPR training today to save a customers life. I doubt any of us could have done anything more worthwhile at ANZ today. Thank you so much! Hero. David Hisco (@DavidHisco_ANZ) July 11, 2018 A fairly typical Kiwi []

21:41

QotD: "I am so old that I can remember when other people's achievements were considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance." "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"I am so old that I can remember when other people's achievements were considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance."
~ Thomas Sowell
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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.

21:15

95% of vehicles need to be zero-emission by 2050 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Minister of Climate Change James Shaw has a very ambitious target for the ground vehicle fleet (cars, trucks, buses and trains) he says that 95% need to be zero emission by 2050. That means electric, person powered or powered by some other zero emission fuel. RNZ: Carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

If you put down a good, solid foundation and build one room after another, pretty soon you have a house. You build in your speedwork, your pace and increase your ability to run races and think races out. Then its possible to run the way we do. Rod Dixon who celebrates his 68th birthday today.

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.

20:59

Trump assures NATO Im a very stable genius "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Donald Trumps visit to a NATO summit in Brussels has been controversial, but he has assured them Im a very stable genius. He didnt claim he was modest. Sky News President Donald Trump at NATO summit: Im a very stable genius He also claimed success at NATO Trump claims NATO victory after go []

20:49

Trump visiting United Kingdom "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Donald Trumps controversial visit to the United Kingdom has begun, at the same time a poll has been released saying that 50% of British people polled dont want him to visit, but with Trump claiming I think they like me a lot in the UK. BBC Donald Trump: US president heads to dinner with []

20:38

Comparing left wing and right wing authoritarianism "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Authoritarianism and extreme tactics are not confined to the right or the left of politics. From the British Journal of Political Science: Similarities and Differences Between Left-Wing and Right-Wing Radicals Although some scholars have argued that authoritarianism is characteristic only of the right and not of the left, persuasive reasons exist for doubting this claim. []

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Todays face of the day is what I would call a mild-mannered gentleman; the kind who will repeatedly turn the other cheek until one day he wont anymore. The Spinoff has smeared Cameron in the past and is now getting more and more reckless accusing a number of people of being white supremacists and racists. [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is debonair (adj) 1. Sophisticated; urbane. 2. Gracious and charming in a cheerful, carefree way. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The adjective debonair, from Old French debonaire, originated in Old French as the phrase de bon aire of good lineage. The aire of that phrase comes from the [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:14

Should controversial Muslims be able to speak at an Auckland venue? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Should two international Muslim speakers be allowed to speak at Auckland city venue the Bruce Mason Centre? If, instead of controversial Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molynuex, a couple of controversial Muslims wanted to come to New Zealand to speak, would the reactions and the arguments be the same? What if Donald Trump wanted to []

20:10

Business and Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not sure what to make of this at all?

RNZ

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180712-0909-60_businesses_commit_to_climate_change_action-128.mp3

CEOs of sixty businesses across the country, collectively responsible for nearly 50% of our emissions, are banding together to combat climate change.  Members of this Climate Leaders Coalition include Z Energy, Fonterra, Westpac, Ngai Tahu Holdings, Vector, Air New Zealand, Spark and NZ Post. By signing the CEO Climate Change Statement, each of the business leaders is committing to measuring and reporting their greenhouse gas emissions to align with the Paris Agreement. Z Energy CEO Mike Bennetts is convening the Climate Leaders Coalition. He talks to Kathryn Ryan along with Westpac CEO Karen Silk.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 13 23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Friday's Fulminations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

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

Visitors might consider the wisdom of using moderate language.

Regards

Adolf'

19:20

Media watch Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

13 July 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

19:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

19:10

Open Forum Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

13 July 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 []

15:21

Zionism ate my religion, and I am taking it back "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I remember being asked in grade school, If Canada went to war with Israel, who would you fight for?  The question made no sense to me. Canada didnt go to war with Christianity, so why would it go to war with Judaism?

Theology being too difficult, Israel was my religion.  The 1967 war gave it a miraculous sheen.  When the First Intifadah threw my religion against my principles, I had no way to resolve the contradiction.  I was an absentee Jew for a quarter century.  While living four years behind the walls of Gaza, I began to study my religion through its principles, as I encountered Israel through its exercise of power.  Then Israel decisively left me during the assault of 2014.

I left Gaza a year later, wondering how to be a Jew without Zionism.  I left my work with communities affected by conflict, and returned to New Zealand.  While I settled into Wellington, the family and social consequences of having chosen to live in Gaza unfolded painfully.  I joined a liberal, Progressive temple, and stumbled into one more strenuously contested ground of this conflict:  how to unshroud Jewishness from the Jewish nationalism of our institutions.

Marilyn Garson

Through nine years in Afghanistan and Gaza, I had enjoyed the unselfconscious nearness of my colleagues religion.  At last, I inhaled my own.  I left each service feeling elevated.  I joined the choir, learned to read and chant the Torah, had my Bat Mitzvah and sometimes led the singing for Shabbat services.  I simply didnt recite the prayers for Israels government (or, in other temples, for its army).  I didnt celebrate the Israeli holidays or attend the Zionist events, although they formed a good part of the social calendar.  As I read commentaries on my first journey through the Torah, I set aside the ones more political than spiritual.  For example, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth 1991 2013, links the Korah Rebellion against the authority of Moses to a rather misleading portrait of BDS.  He is welcome to his political positions but although he concludes that the spirit of Korah lives on, its not Moses  (or any other religious entity) who is being challenged today...

14:05

World view Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

July 13 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

100 BC  Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, was born  (d. 44 BC).

1174   William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 11731174, was captured by forces loyal to Henry II.

1558 Battle of Gravelines: Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeated the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes.

1573  Eighty Years War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.

1643  English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down   Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarian Sir William Waller.

1787  The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinanceestablishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory establishing  procedures for the admission of new states and limiting the expansion of slavery.

1794  Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.

1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate cavalry officer, and founder of the original Ku Klux Klan, was born  (d. 1877).

1830 The General Assemblys Institution, now the Scottish Church College, was founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta.

1854  In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanezstopped the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.

1863  Margaret Murray, Anglo-Indian Egyptologist, archaeologist, anthropologist, historian, and folklorist, was born. (d. 1963).

1863 New York Draft Riots: Opponents of conscription began three days of rioti...

13:43

Friday The Thirteenth "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

As I write this, its Thursday the 12th. Quite a significant number, 12. 12 witches in a coven, 12 Apostles. For UFO enthusiasts, theres MJ12 (Majic 12). Heres some more examples: Meaning of the Number 12 In fact once one gets into multiples of 12, such as 1212 (144) it starts appearing encoded into legends []

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11:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

There are friends and there are friends who like the books you like.

You recommend and lend books to each other and revel in the ones you enjoy.

A book shared with a friend who likes the books you like is a book whose pleasure is doubled and Im grateful for that.

11:00

Thursday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:30

So, you think youre tolerant? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Tech Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E12 Nobodys Fireproof "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E08 The Shaft "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

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

#WalkAway fan site "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:10

New Zealands Inside Stories "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

New Zealand Story has just released the first three Inside Stories for its ongoing series promoting Aotearoa  the Global Film, Ingenuity Film, and Food & Beverage Film.

Each video is fronted by a range of highly acclaimed individuals including tech entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors and famous actors, and aims to bridge a narrative about New Zealand that isnt hobbits, the All Blacks and beautiful landscapes to the rest of the world.

Each of the three videos is connected to a wider campaign that provides authentic insight into New Zealand stories from the eyes of global and local identities. The campaign argues New Zealands reputation for outstanding natural beauty is only part of our story, and showcases our pool of artists, business people, entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators whose stories are just as awe-inspiring as our landscapes. . .

Its fair to say the rest of the world knows very little about New Zealand, and to get the point across NZ Story

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09:08

Free Speech Coalition has funds to take ACC to court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The Free Speech Coalition has succeeded in its first goal raising enough funds to take the Auckland City Council to court.

In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues.

Chris Trotter, who is supporting the Coalition, says, Thank you to every New Zealander who has dug deep to support such an important cause.

We had hoped to raise this money by 5pm Friday. However, within the first day of this campaign we have been completely swamped by people pledging money to the cause from $5 to $5,000.

Melissa Derby, another supporter of the Coalition, says, We look forward to setting a strong legal precedent that shows the use of publicly-owned venue cannot be dictated by the

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09:00

Dinesh points out the students hypocrisy about his white privilege "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:39

Australia bans foreigners from parliament internships after unease about China "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Foreigners have been banned from working as interns for Australian members of parliament, a spokesman for the Senate said on Thursday, in a reform apparently aimed at blocking Chinese prying into Australian affairs.

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The program placing young people in a much-prized position working for a federal legislator for a three-month stint had been open to all nationalities, as long as the applicant did not have a criminal record.

Internships at Parliament House are restricted to Australian citizens, said a spokesman for Senator Scott Ryan, president of the Senate, which oversaw the change.

The spokesman declined to comment on what prompted the alteration or if it was made to block Chinese interference.

Late last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused China of meddling in domestic affairs. China denied the accusation which led to a strain in ties between the important trading partners.

The Financial Times newspaper reported in September that a New Zealand citizen who had previously interned at an Australian parliamentary committee had links to a Chinese military spy school.

That report prompted a review of the intern system, which concluded standards should be bought in line with the rest of the government.

Chinese students had often applied to the program and many worked as interns over the years.

A spokeswoman for the Australian National University (ANU), which provides many of the interns, said it had been informed of the change in the eligibility rule late last year.

The change was only publicly disclosed some months later when the ANU amended the rules it posted on its website.

Last month, Australia passed legislation designed to prevent interference by foreign governments, a reform Turnbull said was needed to combat Chinese meddling.

Under the law, lobbyists for foreign countries will be required to register and they will be liable to criminal prosecution if they are deemed to be interfering in domestic affairs.

Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Robert Birsel

Reuters

See also:

China ambassador urges Australia against bias and bigotry

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08:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S02 6/06 Get Me To The Church "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

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.

08:00

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.

07:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:02

The Unsung Hero "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Throughout the intense media scrutiny given to the Thai cave rescue, one person's truly extraordinary effort went largely, in my view, under-reported and unrecognised.

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07:00

Auckland peace action needs a new logo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The anti-free speech activist organisation Auckland peace action has called for the Free speech coalition to be renamed the Hate speech coalition. They have accused the Free speech coalition of being about hate because it supports free speech for everyone (not just those who have the same views and opinions.) In contrast, the Auckland peace action [] The post Auckland peace action needs a new logo appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Hysteresis   the phenomenon in which the value of a physical property lags behind changes in the effect causing it, as for instance when magnetic induction lags behind the magnetizing force; the dependence of the state of a system on its history; a retardation of an effect when the forces acting upon a body are changed; a property of a system such that an output value is not a strict function of the corresponding input, but also incorporates some lag, delay, or history dependence, and in particular when the response for a decrease in the input variable is different from the response for an increase.

06:30

You can tweet but you cant hide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RT reports that researchers have shown that we unconsciously reveal much more information about ourselves than we realise; both through what and how we write, and through the technology we use. Quote. Twitters metadata contains an array of revealing information on its users, a new study proves, and can be used to identify a user [] The post You can tweet but you cant hide appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

How to get a natural high from your food "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If the idea of using Prozac, Xanax or Valium to treat anxiety or depression is unappealing, there is an alternative and by the way, if you arent a cocaine user, why are you dispensing cocaine-like Ritalin to little Johnny when there is a natural alternative to treat his ADHD?  Quote: Dr Pauc is one of [] The post How to get a natural high from your food 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

Irans dance of shame "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The New York Times reports: Quote: TEHRAN Like many teenage girls, Maedeh Hojabri liked to dance in her bedroom, record it and post clips to Instagram. But Ms. Hojabri lives in Iran, where women are not allowed to dance, at least not in public. The 19-year-old was quietly arrested in May and her page was [] The post Irans dance of shame appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For a better view click on map Womens Suffrage Mapped: The Year Women Got The Vote By Country (March 8, 2018) Well done New Zealand, how cool are we eh? The map above shows when women got the right to vote in each country around the world. 2018 marks the centenary of Womens suffrage in [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

MFAT have some explaining to do "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What on earth are officials in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade doing promoting an event in favour of a one-state solution and an economic terrorist group that wants the world to boycott Israel? They even provided details of the date, time and place. The MFAT Facebook promotion is in complete opposition to [] The post MFAT have some explaining to do appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:10

The Bountiful Kohekohe "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Cushla McGaughey says that the kohekohe has some interesting characteristics and many functions. Tropical connections With its large glossy leaves, []

03:00

Gratitude, Palestinian style "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Fawning adulation from the Jew-hating left is not the only largesse the Palestinian Authority has extracted from Australians. Tens of millions of dollars both legitimate and not have been hoovered from the pockets of Australian taxpayers only to end up paying terrorists. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has finally grown a spine and put [] The post Gratitude, Palestinian style appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S03 E02 Mind My Maharajah "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It Aint Half Hot Mum was the second of the three sitcom series co-written by David Croft set in the Second World War, the first being Dads Army (19681977) with Jimmy Perry and the third being Allo, Allo! (19821992) with Jeremy Lloyd.

Set during the Second World War (in the period just after the German surrender when the Allies were trying to finish the war by defeating Japan in Asia), the show focuses on a group of British soldiers stationed at the Royal Artillery Depot in Deolali, India, where soldiers were kept before being sent to fight at the front lines. The main characters are performers in the bases Concert Party, which involved putting on comic acts and musical performances (similar to those seen in a music hall) for the other soldiers prior to their departure for the front lines. The soldiers in the Concert Party all love this particular job, as it keeps them out of combat duty, but some do harbour dreams of becoming world-famous actors when they leave the army.

02:45

Tommy Robinson Demonstration: We must protest peacefully "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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02:30

Santa baby "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It was always going to happen.  Now that we have a Prime Minister with a new baby, it seems it is time to make Parliament more family friendly. The Herald reports: Quote: One of Parliaments new parents, Kiri Allen, has argued for a cap on taxpayer-funded travel for MPs partners to be lifted for those with young [] The post Santa baby appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Bierbar, opposite gate F10, Vienna 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Dairy industrys big challenge strategic reset Keith Woodford:

There is great unease within the New Zealand dairy industry. Many farmers feel that the urban community plus a range of events have turned against them. Most are still proud to be dairy farmers but there is lots of stress and anxiety.  

This stress and anxiety is despite farmers receiving good prices for their milk in the last two years. This has followed two preceding years when most farmers made losses and some sharemilkers were wiped out.

Right now, there are some short-term worries with product prices dropping at the last dairy auction. This is creating uncertainty for the year ahead. But in the longer term, the outlook for dairy is actually very strong. . . 

Jayne Hrdlicka to take over as A2 managing director from July 16   Sophie Boot:

(BusinessDesk) A2 Milk Cos new managing director and chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka will start on July 16, replacing Geoff Babidge who had been in the role since 2010.

Babidge announced his plans to retire last year, having overseen the company while its shares jumped from around $1 at the end of 2015 to a then-record of $8.75 on the back of successive strong sales as the companys infant formula attracted strong demand in China. The shares last closed at $11.40, and have gained 41 percent this year. . . 

Polarised views flowing from what some urban consumers say (loudly), and how they live their lives with the market signals they send to producers Guy Trafford:

An interesting comparison can be drawn between the dairy industry in New Zealand and the coal industry in Australia. Both seem to have the ability to polarise groups and yet both countries economies are heavily reliant on them.

Coal prices have had a resurgence to over US$100 per tonne which is resulting in calls for increasing the amount exported from Australia. Currently, coal brings in about AU$58 bln, one of the maj...

01:37

Horowhenua Focus on Development "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Veronica Harrod says  Horowhenua District Council spent almost $1.3 million on economic development activity between June 2016 and March 2018. []

01:30

Sadiq Khan shows Phil Goff how a mayor is supposed to support free speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This was an interesting discussion between Sadiq Khan and Piers Morgan over the baby blimp. It is interesting from the point of view of the current discussion regarding Phil Goffs actions. I dont agree with Sadiq Khan on almost anything, but on this he is right. It is a shame Phil Goff cant see [] The post Sadiq Khan shows Phil Goff how a mayor is supposed to support free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:18

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING 'COLD WAR' STORY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It's 1969.   A 23 year old hungover, homesick, US Sergeant mechanic, stole a C130 Hercules aircraft from its base at RAF Mildenhall in East Anglia in an attempt to get back home to his newly wed wife in Virginia.    He was not a pilot and while he talked about getting a private pilots license there are no records of him ever having done so.

It appears he may have been shot down over the English Channel.

Gueez, I have a CPL, multi-engine and instrument ratings and approaching 1,000 hours in my logbook but I would balk at getting into a C130 and going solo even if they paid me heaps.   While there is an element of truth in the old saying that 'if you can ride a bike you can probably fly a plane' and, while takeoffs can present challenges, it's the getting down that really matters remembering that every landing is a controlled crash.

 I note from the RAF radar tapes he was identified at FLs 80 and 90 and skirting cloud which would indicate he was flying VFR.   Hate to think what would have happened if he had flown into cloud and forced to go IFR.   He would have started to feel VERY lonely up there.  

You can read the whole story here   Clearly the incident was subject to a massive cover-up.

01:00

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

This is NOT a digital image. This is a digital image. The post Digital image of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:42

Theatrical dance: the fake news mainstream reporter and his audience "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

And the deeper implications behind it by Jon Rappoport July 11, 2018 May 2012 Q & A with Ellis Medavoy: Its rare, these days, for me to get messages from retired propaganda master, Ellis Medavoy. Hes always been a difficult man. Now, hes even tougher to coax out of his cave. Nevertheless, because Im persistent, []

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00:30

Free Speech Coalition has funds to take ACC to court "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Free Speech Coalition has succeeded in its first goal raising enough funds to take the Auckland City Council to court.

In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues.

Chris Trotter, who is supporting the Coalition, says, Thank you to every New Zealander who has dug deep to support such an important cause.

We had hoped to raise this money by 5pm Friday. However, within the first day of this campaign we have been completely swamped by people pledging money to the cause from $5 to $5,000.

Melissa Derby, another supporter of the Coalition, says, We look forward to setting a strong legal precedent that shows the use of publicly-owned venue cannot be dictated by the political whims of those in power.

For us this is not about helping these particular speakers, but in defending the rights of all New Zealanders to express and hear controversial views. 

Stephen Franks calls Goffs actions in denying the speakers the right to use council-owned venues a partisan abuse of political power:

He has claimed the power to decide which political views can be discussed in Auckland public halls.

If the Mayor of Auckland has that power it is no local matter. With it he could deny nearly half the population of New Zealand a practical chance to see and to assess for themselves any speaker the Mayor decided they should not be free to judge. He may claim he has that power to ban things he sees as inimical to the social or cultural health of his subjects.

The law deliberately gave the Auckland Mayor presidential authority plus a Council with limited power to control him. But even if the Councillors had normal council powers over Council officers and the Mayor, a Council should not have the power to stop people from meeting in public halls to hear and judge unpopular speakers.

The long established legal boundaries on freedom of expression are all the protection Councillors should be allowed to assert. Public authorities at both central and local government level should now be scrupulousl...

00:30

Can Donald Trump teach Theresa May how to listen? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Like Bill English and now Simon Bridges, it seems that Theresa May has lost touch with her base. Sven Hughes at the Spectator suggests that perhaps Donald Trump can teach her how to listen again: Quote: Therell be talk of trade tariffs, Iranian nuclear weapons, Brexit and the embassy in Jerusalem. Of that you can [] The post Can Donald Trump teach Theresa May how to listen? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Am I a white supremacist? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

According to Bennett Morgan, a white supremacist group raised money to sue Auckland Council for refusing to allow Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux to speak at one of their venues. I donated to their fund. Does that make me a white supremacist? When there was a rally in Liverpool (my home town), England, to free [] The post Am I a white supremacist? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:30

Rodney Hide: Goff opposes private property, individual freedom and, by extension, free speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rodney Hide wonders why Phil Goff doesnt support free speech in his NBR column: Quote: We should not be at all surprised by Mayor Phil Goff banning Canadian far-right activists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from speaking at council venues. The only surprising thing is that it doesnt happen more often. Phil Goff is a [] The post Rodney Hide: Goff opposes private property, individual freedom and, by extension, free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Kiwis just put their money where their mouths are "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The response to the brand new NZ Coalition for Free Speech asking for donations to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for denying Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern a tax-funded venue to speak in has been surprisingly heartening!  The required 50k was raised in 24 hours. What this shows is how ready Kiwis are to literally put their money where their mouths are.  Almost nothing is as important as the law of free expression in our nation, for on it hangs all our other freedoms.  Free speech and free thought are inextricably bound;  to censor speech legally by making certain views or utterances a crime is exactly the same impetus as seeking to prosecute citizens for thought crimes. The post Kiwis just put their money where their mouths are appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Caught in trade war crossfire "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Producers who think they will benefit if overseas competitors are shut out of their domestic market or face high tariffs arent looking at the whole picture as Mexican dairy farmer Georgina Gutierrez explains:

Obrador, for example, talks about the importance of self-sufficiency, suggesting that our country can produce everything it consumes. 

This idea holds a certain kind of appeal, at least on the surface. Consider my own case as a good example.  Im a dairy farmer. If our government were to stop importing milk, in the name of self-sufficiency, it would reduce the competition that I face from foreign producers and, presumably, allow me to flourish.  

Yet in reality, wed all suffer. Mexican dairy farmers dont produce enough milk to meet the demands of consumers. Even if we did, we still wouldnt be truly self-sufficient. Milk production doesnt take just a dairy farmer with a bunch of cowsit also requires farmers who grow the food that dairy cows eat as well as technology and machinery that make us better producers. Mexico imports these goods as well.  

In fact, my farm wouldnt exist in its present state but for our ability to exchange goods and services across borders. We import corn, soy, canola, vitamins, medicine, and machinery, for example. This is how sustainable economies work, keeping prices in check for everyone. And its much better than the protectionism, price controls, and subsidies that central planners wrongly believe will fix the problems of their own market distortions.  . . 

In trade wars, producers and consumers get caught in the crossfire and pay the price with higher prices and less choice.

The only ones who win are the politicians and bureaucrats and even thats usually only in the short-term.

Once economic growth slows as an inevitable consequence of higher prices, voters usually tire of the politicians responsible for it.

23:00

Stephen Franks on Goffs partisan abuse of political power "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stephen Franks is one of those genuine nice guys. He explains the serious nature of Phil Goffs illegal overriding of our free speech rights: Quote: I have agreed to be named on a website promoting a court challenge to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. He has claimed the power to decide which political views can be discussed in [] The post Stephen Franks on Goffs partisan abuse of political power appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:45

Radio NZ: Far-right speakers and the legal case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On The Panel yesterday afternoon they discussed so-called far-right speakers and the legal case. Quote. After banning Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux from speaking at council-owned venues Auckland City is now facing legal action from the Free Speech Coalition. Human Rights lawyer Michael Bott explains the Bill of Rights position on this and tells us [] The post Radio NZ: Far-right speakers and the legal case appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

A human rights lawyer explains in simple words even lefties can understand why they and Phil Goff are wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Radio NZ has an opinion piece from Craig Tuck about why banning speech you dont agree with is counterproductive: Quote: Ideas cause reactions. An idea can incite or excite either for or against what is being said. However, the result is debate not hate. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, who cancelled a public [] The post A human rights lawyer explains in simple words even lefties can understand why they and Phil Goff are wrong 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.

22:08

GRRRRRRRRRRRR "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Received a very nice letter in the mail yesterday from the constabulary inviting me to make a donation to the consolidated fund per courtesy of a newly installed speed camera positioned two km outside the Whangarei City limits (92k in an 80k zone at 1.15 am in the morning driving home from Hamilton).

Fair cop (I guess).    Wots harder to take is the unrelenting barrage of  'I told you so' from Mrs Veteran.

22:03

Former National minister to head justice advisory reform group "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

In what I think is a smart move Minister of Justice Andrew Little has appointed former National MP Chester Borrows to head a criminal justice reform advisory group. Borrows was a police officer before getting a law degree and practicing as a lawyer before becoming an MP, and served a term as Minister of Courts, []

22:00

Ministers vs Corrections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Government ministers are now being contradicted by their chief executives. Radio NZ reports on the differences between the head of Corrections and ministerial statements in parliament. Quote: The head of Corrections has contradicted statements made by senior government ministers in Parliament, that a contract for the public private partnership (PPP) to build the new Waikeria [] The post Ministers vs Corrections appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

21:30

Mediawatch: Film Financing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The audio looks at issues around Matt Nipperts articles.

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mwatch-20180708-0909-shining_a_light_on_our_movie_money-128.mp3

Mediawatch has a segment on the NZ Herald series on film financing:

The Weekend herald front page headlining the 'Inside Wellywood' investigative series.

The New Zealand Herald has revealed that subsidising movies made in New Zealand has skyrocketed in spite of little agreement about whether it pays off. Showcasing New Zealand is one of the goals too but some TV shows have contrived Kiwi content to secure financial help and one currently on air gets a break even though it showcases Fiji.More in the comprehensive article at the link

21:24

NZ businesses dealing with climate change "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

As well as general political consensus on the need to do more to address climate change issues in New Zealand, there are growing moves by big businesses to do something about it. This is likely for mixed reasons, including they have a public duty to do something about it, pragmatic business reasons, and doing something []

21:13

Free speech versus hate speech (or intolerance of the intolerant) "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The free speech debate continues. Free speech is not entirely free, and it is far from equal, some people have far more opportunity and power than others to be heard. How free speech should be is a contentious issue. Hate speech is harder to define, but someone at Reddit attempted: Hate speech has simply become []

21:02

QotD: "It's turned worse than that: Trump has resurrected old, failed, long-debunked interventions, and made them popular again. And now these are all part of the package-deal that people are swallowing as capitalism!" "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Before the U.S. election, I was asked to compare Trump to Hillary. Isn't Trump better?
"At the time, I said he will implement a similar socialist disaster to Hillary. Maybe it will be slightly less disastrous (too early to tell). However, the key distinction is that he would do so in the name of capitalism. He would make people hate capitalism. How could people even know that he was implementing socialism, if his most ardent supporters were calling it capitalism?
"It's turned worse than that: he has resurrected old, failed, long-debunked interventions in the economy. And made them popular again. For the sake of America, we're told, the US govt must impose a partial blockade on America!
"And now this is all part of the package-deal that people are swallowing as capitalism!"
~ Keith Weiner
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21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. Henry David Thoreau who was born on this day in 1817.

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.

20:39

Trump versus NATO "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The NATA summit in Brussels has started with Donald Trump on the offensive. RealClearPolitics:  In Testy Exchange, Trump Hits Germany for Being Captive to Russia In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany totally controlled by and captive to Russia and blasted allies []

20:30

Nine To Noon: Business Confidence falls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ntn-20180710-1122-business_confidence_tumbling-128.mp3

RNZs Economics correspondent, Patrick OMeara looks at whether the drop in business confidence is warranted, and National is claiming increased borrowing is bad economic management.

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The minister of duh has struck again When she is not asking stupid questions of the New Zealand military about how they will defend New Zealanders against climate change, she is making factually inaccurate claims about herself being the first-ever woman to hold the defence portfolio. But wait, theres more She is also  making a [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is crass (adj) So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1540s, thick, coarse, gross, not thin or fine, from Middle French crasse (16th century), from Latin crassus solid, thick, fat; dense, which is of unknown origin. The literal [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 12 23 The wise dont make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:45

Semi-final England versus Croatia "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Croatia play England this morning at 6:oo am (NZ time) in the second football world cup semi-final. The winner will play France in the final at 3:00 am on Monday morning (NZ time).

19:20

Media watch Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 July 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.

19:07

Open Forum Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 July 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 []

14:06

World view Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

July 12 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

1191  Saladins garrison surrendered to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.

1543 King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.

1562 Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burned the sacred books of the Maya.

1580 Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, was published.

1690  Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) The armies of William III defeated those of the former James II.

1691  Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) The decisive victory of Williams forces in Ireland.

1730 Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, was born  (d. 1795).

1790  The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.

1804  Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamiltondied after being shot in a duel.

1806  Sixteen German imperial states left the Holy Roman Empire and formed the Confederation of the Rhine.

1812  War of 1812: The United States invaded Canada at Windsor, Ontario.

1817 Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher, was bron (d. 1862).

1854 George Eastman, American inventor, was born  (d. 1932).

1862 The Medal of Honor iwa authorised by the United States Congress.

1863 Lieutenant-General Camerons force...

13:17

What is reputable news? YouTube plans to decide for you "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

YouTube will invest $25 million in funding quality journalism on its platform. The initiative will aim to provide context and to promote reputable sources; but there are doubts as to what, exactly, that might mean. By Gareth Icke, davidicke.com YouTube announced the initiative on Monday, and says it aims to make it easier to find []

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13:08

New Zealand Government stands by the words used to describe Chinas presence and will not be correcting any wrong words. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

China has lodged stern representations with New Zealand after the Defence Force explicitly named China as a threat before spending $2.3 billion on anti-submarine aircraft.

Chinas Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference on 9 July China is a builder of world peace.

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U.S. P-8 Maritime surveillance aircraft

We urge New Zealand to view the relevant issue in an objective way, correct its wrong words and deeds and contribute more to the mutual trust and cooperation between our two countries, Ms Hua told the conference.

The New Zealand Government stands by the words used to describe Chinas presence and will not be correcting any wrong words.

New Zealand is a sovereign nation and whether the United States was telling us to do that or China or any other country, it comes down to our right to see things as we see it in a very responsible way, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters said on Wednesday.

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Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters

He said there is no connection in real terms to trade, so is not concerned about retaliation in that sphere.

The strategic defence paper released last week directly warned of the increasing influence of China. It said while populism is causing some countries to look inward, China is outward-facing.

China has set an alternative model of democracy a liberalising economy absent liberal democracy challenging conventional wisdom in the West that the two go hand-in-hand, the strategic policy statement says.

The document also warned of Russias influence, particularly with cyber technology, and of uncertainty around the United States role internationally.

On Monday, Mr Peters danced around directly mentioning China when asked about the Governments decision to purchase four Boeing P-8 Poseidons. The aircraft are designed for, among other specs, long-range anti-submarine warfare.

When asked about the decision,...

12:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E11 Nothing Personal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

11:00

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Watching the Inside Stories in the videos I posted this afternoon reminded me again of how much we have to celebrate and Im grateful for that.

11:00

Wednesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ghost Cities in China. Real estate bubbles. Weve toured Chinese ghost towns in the past, but this time we visit a high end neighborhood of villas that were only built three years ago, and were shocked to see the state that they were in. We were surrounded by new buildings, that were completely empty. This [] The post Wednesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Israeli commando trains white South African farmers in self-defence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Israeli commando trains white South African farmers in self-defence appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Crime Drama:Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin S05 E06 Private Sins Pt 2 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

DI Mayne is forced to confront DS Shap as behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, and he reveals that he had intimate relations with Tanya shortly before she was murdered. As he puts his career at risk to save Shap from humiliation, Mayne also tries to help DCI Lewis, who is forced to take time off work to confront her sons truancy. With the revelation that Tanya was pursuing Camerton shortly before she was found dead, the investigation goes up a gear in pursuit of the real killer. As Shap fights to clear his name, he is forced to reveal that he is Camertons secret older brother leading the team to discover that he was innocent of the crime he was imprisoned for.

10:00

Wednesday Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:39

Golriz Ghahraman cops more criticism for inaccurate claims "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has attracted attention in the past for making questionable claims. She was in the firing line again today over this tweet: Being the first ever woman to hold the Defence portfolio in NZ Parliament (from any party!) puts me in interesting contexts. Very proud to voice @NZGreens opposition to NZ spending []

09:30

Stefan Molyneux thanks Aussies for helping keep speech free "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Stefan Molyneux thanks Aussies for helping keep speech free appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E07 VIP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

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. 

09:03

MP mother wants more free travel for partners "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

MP Kiri Allen had a baby at about the same time she got into parliament via Labours list. She is trying to get more free travel for MPs with young children so they can have more time with their family together. Every parent who works has to compromise on family time, it just goes with []

09:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S05 E07 It Pays To Advertise "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

09:00

The best of Lauren Southern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post The best of Lauren Southern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S02 5/06 Business Contacts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

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.

08:00

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

Man Bites Dog "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Alan Tristram reports on the oldest advice to journalists:  Dog bites man, no story. Man bites dog youve []

07:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Al Jazeera: Singapore The House that Lee Built | People and Power "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Al Jazeera

When the former British colony of Singapore became an independent nation in 1965, there were doubts about its survival. The tiny island state has no hinterland and few natural resources and few at the time thought it a candidate for any kind of success on the world stage. But today, its one of Asias richest cities, a truly modern metropolis thats frequently been described as an economic miracle. Its safe, courteous, orderly, and business friendly, its people are educated and cared for to an extent many of its neighbours can only dream of emulating. The principal architect of this remarkable achievement was Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who served three decades as prime minister and even longer as leader of the ruling Peoples Action Party (PAP). On his death in 2015, over a million Singaporean residents turned out to honour his memory, his infamously tough pragmatism and his many accomplishments not the least of was the creation of an effective and largely incorrupt government and civil service, which proved a huge magnet to foreign investors . But for many this respect was also undermined by disappointment that development was bought at the price of civil rights. Throughout his time in power LKY as he was known was often accused of stifling freedom of speech and suppressing political opposition. It is no accident, say critics, that he won election after election up until he stepped down as prime minister in 1990 (he continued as an MP to be an influential figure behind the scenes), because under his tenure his authoritarian government maintained such tight political control over every aspect of the city state that it became almost impossible for parties other than the PAP to gain a foothold. Now, almost three years after his death, there are signs of some very modest relaxation in that control, but its by no means as much as some would like. Singaporeans still do not enjoy many of the liberties citizens in most first-world nations take for granted and its ranked 151st out of 180 countries on the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index. So inevitably, with economic pressures increasing amid a growing appetite for greater democracy, Lee Kuan Yewss complex legacy is coming under more scrutiny. As this film from Lynn Lee and James Leong explains, that scrutiny has been given an extra edge over the past few months because of a bitter (and embarrassingly public) family dispute among his offspring, about what should be done about the house in which Lee spent most of his life.

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07:00

This will upset the unions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to the future; now. Bloomberg reports on interesting developments using artificial intelligence: Quote. Maybe past performance isnt the best predictor of future success. At IBM, when performance review time rolls around, employees get judged not only on their past accomplishments (and failures) but also on how they might perform in the future. How can [] The post This will upset the unions appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

RNZ Morning Report: Impact of Offshore Oil Ban "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/mnr-20180709-0847-offshore_ban_causes_onshore_uncertainty-128.mp3

Morning Report

Oil and gas companies in Taranaki say the governments decison not to offer new offshore exploration permits is spreading uncertainty throughout the sector and threatening livelihoods. Onshore operators say investors are begining to look elsewhere and staff recruitment is becoming more difficult. Industry lobby group, Pepanz, took journalists to visit two onshore installations this week and our Taranaki reporter Robin Martin went along.

06:30

Christianity is just as bad "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When you criticize Islamic supremacism to a non-Muslim, they are likely to say Christians have done the same thing. Look at the Inquisition. Look at the Crusades. More people have been killed in the name of Christianity than all other religions combined. A good all-purpose response to any objection you get is to ask them [] The post Christianity is just as bad appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Seton a skein of cotton or other absorbent material passed below the skin and left with the ends protruding, to promote drainage of fluid or to act as a counterirritant; a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube.

06:00

Glaciers probably move faster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Glacial progress is being made in the climate war.  This just published by the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic: Quote. One thousand seven hundred and sixty-three days ago, [Sept 2013] on behalf of its client, the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic, PLLC (FME Law) asked the University of Arizona to hand over public records that would [] The post Glaciers probably move faster appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:19

How was capitalism established in Aotearoa and Australia? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This article is part of Fightbacks What is Capitalism series, to be collected in our next magazine issue. To subscribe to our e-publication ($20 annually) or physical magazine ($60 annually) click here.

A state can be defined as a monopoly on violence: a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.1 For Marxist geographer David Harvey, accumulation by dispossession [is] the hallmark of what capital is really about.2 Put simply, a ruling class must establish sole control over land and resources.

So what was necessary to establish a capitalist state Australia and Aotearoa?

Firstly, the bloody dispossession of land from indigenous peoples, and secondly the importation of European labourers. While this colonisation by Great Britain is a common thread between Australia and Aotearoa, it also played out differently in each country, so this piece will be broken into two brief sections, before a conclusion.

This article cannot represent the complexity of indigenous knowledge and struggle. This is a tauiwi (non- Mori) perspective, intended to explain the motor of colonisation. If you want to engage with indigenous knowledge and history, scholars such as Moana Jackson, Ani Mikaere, Leonie Pihama, Ranginui Walker, and Gary Foley are recommended.

Aotearoa

In the 19th century, Britain was rent with economic crisis. Colonisation served two useful purposes: claiming new raw materials, and exporting surplus labour (workers without work). This was justified through race theory, which portrayed...

05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.     The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Land of hope and "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Britain has less than nine months to go to come up with a divorce deal for its separation from Europe. In spite of a closed-door meeting at Chequers last weekend, which ended with a champagne toast, it isnt looking good. PBS reports: Quote: LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit [] The post Land of hope and appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:08

The key weasel phrase in his answer is is it safe? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

He wont answer yes or no, he answers a question with more questions. Clearly, anything ridiculing Islam will be considered not safe. The post The key weasel phrase in his answer is is it safe? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:07

125 Years of Womens Suffrage "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Prue Hyman says you get along to plenty of exhibitions and events which celebrate our pioneer recognition of womens right []

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Russian Economy Fitted Into Western Europe Not that big eh? I guess a huge part of their budgets goes into the war machine..or not? Russia are good at smoking mirrors (and telling porkies). They come across as though they have a hand full of Aces or a Royal Flush. This could be a bluff [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

New Zealands Inside Stories "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

New Zealand Story has just released the first three Inside Stories for its ongoing series promoting Aotearoa  the Global Film, Ingenuity Film, and Food & Beverage Film.

Each video is fronted by a range of highly acclaimed individuals including tech entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors and famous actors, and aims to bridge a narrative about New Zealand that isnt hobbits, the All Blacks and beautiful landscapes to the rest of the world.

Each of the three videos is connected to a wider campaign that provides authentic insight into New Zealand stories from the eyes of global and local identities. The campaign argues New Zealands reputation for outstanding natural beauty is only part of our story, and showcases our pool of artists, business people, entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators whose stories are just as awe-inspiring as our landscapes. . .

 

Its fair to say the rest of the world knows very little about New Zealand, and to get the point across NZ Story plans to release a multitude of smaller stories to create a narrative big enough to demonstrate that New Zealands contribution to the world is limitless and impossible to ignore.

To do so, it wants to recruit hundreds if not thousands of people who have played a part in our global presence. It has already interviewed immigrants, expats and everyday Kiwis, speaking to everyone from school kids to pensioners and everyone in-between, covering stories about food and wine, culture and invention, business, creativity and much, much more.

But it needs your help and asks you to become a New Zealand storyteller by sharing our story with the world to help tell the world what New Zealand has to offer.

You can read more at Inside Stories.

You can follow New Zealands Inside Stories on YouTube ; Facebook ;

LinkedIn...

03:45

Don Brash discusses legal action over far-right speakers ban "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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03:30

Christians in need, but Muslims grab the cash "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In 2015, the Abbott government prioritised the resettlement of Christian Syrians to Australia. Thousands were brought here over the screeching protests of the refugee lobby. Apparently, the tilty-headed twits compassion only extends as far as their favoured victim-group. Three years later, the same humbugs are tub-thumping for Muslim Rohingyas to be given priority, especially over [] The post Christians in need, but Muslims grab the cash appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:01

ANOTHER QUESTION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

How is it that some small fundamentalist 'Christian' sects (no, I didn't say sex) like the Jehovah Witness and Exclusive Brethren fell a need to surround their places of worship with high fences and locked gates?

Is it to keep the infidels out or the adherents wanting to get out, in ... just askin.

Word to the wise.  Whenever a JW posse turns up at our door I make it clear that I'm a devout .... but any neighhbour of mine giving me jip and I point 'them' in their direction telling them they had once expressed an interest in their religion and they gallop orf merrily into the sunset perhaps to be be savaged by said neighbours dog (where they have one) and don't return until a new generation of Witnesses venture into deep darkest P*****. 

Kills two birds with one stone.


03:00

Green party diversity poll "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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03:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S03 E01 The Supremo Show "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It Aint Half Hot Mum was the second of the three sitcom series co-written by David Croft set in the Second World War, the first being Dads Army (19681977) with Jimmy Perry and the third being Allo, Allo! (19821992) with Jeremy Lloyd.

Set during the Second World War (in the period just after the German surrender when the Allies were trying to finish the war by defeating Japan in Asia), the show focuses on a group of British soldiers stationed at the Royal Artillery Depot in Deolali, India, where soldiers were kept before being sent to fight at the front lines. The main characters are performers in the bases Concert Party, which involved putting on comic acts and musical performances (similar to those seen in a music hall) for the other soldiers prior to their departure for the front lines. The soldiers in the Concert Party all love this particular job, as it keeps them out of combat duty, but some do harbour dreams of becoming world-famous actors when they leave the army.

02:45

The Trump baby balloon: Make London safe again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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02:30

Lauren Southern is a victim of racism and fascism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When Islamo-foghorn Yassmin Abdel-Magied was turned back from the United States because she attempted to enter under the wrong visa, she screeched that it was because of racism and white privilege. When author Mem Fox was denied entry for the same reason, she sobbed and wailed about how she loathed America.Because of fascism or something. [] The post Lauren Southern is a victim of racism and fascism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Prized stock castration frustrates farmer Andrew Ashton:

After waking up to find someone had castrated two of his bulls, a Hawkes Bay farmer expected the police to arrest and charge the culprit. Instead he says he was advised to sell up and move.

Pongaroa farmer David Vitsky said the incident was the latest in a litany of stock rustling and rural crime stretching back several years.

But Hawkes Bay police say they are unable to gather firm evidence to charge anyone.

Weve been plagued by a continuous raid of stock rustling, thefts and the police fail to get prosecutions, Vitsky told Hawkes Bay Today. . . 

Pagans shear determination on screen Sally Rae:

She might be the Souths latest film star but Pagan Karauria is no prima donna actress.

Left in charge of  father Dion Morrells shearing business while he is in Japan for several weeks, the Alexandra woman  has been up every morning between 4.15am and 4.30am.

Her day is full as her mobile phone rings constantly and she ensures the smooth running of seven gangs. But, as she puts it, Im just cruising along doing what I love.

Mrs Karaurias passion for the shearing industry is undeniable   she is both a shearer and  woolhandler and had the remarkable distinction of competing in both disciplines in the All Nations competition at last years World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill. . .

PGG Wrightson says no comment on report of possible $600M buyout  Sophie Boot:

(BusinessDesk) PGG Wrightson says it has no comment on Australian media reporting that ASX-listed agribusiness company Elders is looking to buy it for $600 million.

A column in The Australian says Elders may seek to raise A$300 million via a rights issue to help fund the purchase, with the remainder funded via debt. The PGG Wrightson board met on Friday to discuss the sale of the business and speculation is building that Elders has already been told that it is the preferred bidder, The Australian reported. . .

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Photo taken on 09th July 2018 from the Tohsng Khongjiam Resort Hotel ( Thai side ) of the Mekong River, looking across to Laos on the other side. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:56

Thai Delight "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

We did something nobody thought possible. Chiang Rai acting Governor, Narongsak Osatanakorn The Wild Boars are safe By Roger Childs []

01:34

Dave Pellowes response to Brian Rudmans column that supports Phil Goffs illegal actions to prevent free speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It was frighteningly authoritarian when the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, decreed by tweet on Friday words to the effect that he would make sure people with political opinions he disagreed with would never be permitted to use the many council-owned, large venues available for commercial hire in Auckland. Its frightening because freedom of speech [] The post Dave Pellowes response to Brian Rudmans column that supports Phil Goffs illegal actions to prevent free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

A QUESTION THAT NEEDS AN ANSWER. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Phil Goff or as an Australian journo recently suggested more accurately Phil Cock, the Gauleiter of the City of Sails has a date with destiny.

The lifelong supporter of socialism even though never backward in enjoying all the benefits capitalism has bestowed on him whether earned or not,  has taken a "captains call" and banned a scheduled meeting at a north shore Council controlled venue that Herr Goff sees as his domain,  for two Canadians to hold a public meeting.

Now a man(advisedly) who saw fit to spit on and disrespect soldiers who had done their duty in a conflict that the youthful idiot saw as against his belief system, walks all over what many saw as a core reason those soldiers went to South Viet Nam to oppose militarily, a regime intent on denying such an act of expression that was in effect exercising "free speech".

Lauren Southern and Stephan Molyneux described in fake news sources as 'Far Right' a catch all phrase socialists employ to denigrate and hopefully silence anyone who dares to oppose all that the socialists hold dear, were scheduled to address a gathering at the small city owned and controlled venue.

In a city that hosts many venues where far mire disgusting views are promulgated on a regular basis, this is one terrible megalomaniac decision that might find favour with Nero, Pol Pot or Ceasceau,  but to many New Zealanders with a regard for the freedoms hard won and dearly held, it finally roused some disquiet.
Even Chris Trotter a widely read columnist from the political left was sufficiently moved to express his dismay.

Well the sudden appearance of a group  who decided to take action, launched an appeal for the fifty thousand dollars they were advised they would need to oppose The Cock in the courts.
Twenty four hours later they had the money and the bunch of legislation so admired by the luvvies will now be used to challenge that god awful act of high handed suppression of the basic right of free speech

The Cock suggests he has not banned them from speaking but when were things changed that a bunch of citizens who probably  fund much of  the wasted spend that the Council consumes on a daily basis, are to be denied by the Gauleiter  from hiring a venue for a lawful exercise.

I hope Mr Cock ends up with lots of egg on his face, after all there will be some Karma involved from his shameful efforts over half a century ago when he finds himself in the courts trying to defend what I and mmany others regaard as indefensible.

01:30

Come to the free-speech protests on Sat 14 July "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dieuwe de Boer Rightminds.nz When: 12 noon, Saturday 14 July Where: Aotea Square, Auckland; Parliament Buildings, Wellington; and North Hagley Park, Christchurch. Free speech has come under assault in our wonderful country. The Islamic Federation (FIANZ) has used political pressure in an attempt to silence conservative speakers simply because those speakers are critical of Islam. Violent communist groups, like Auckland [] The post Come to the free-speech protests on Sat 14 July appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:21

Mid Week Quiz No. 130 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Here is the latest challenge.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers []

01:00

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

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00:45

TOP down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ reports: Quote: Its all over for the party founded by Gareth Morgan, The Opportunities Party. The Board of TOP has decided to have its registration with the Electoral Commission cancelled and the party will not contest the 2020 election. TOP was formed in late 2016 to contest the 2017 election in which it polled 2.4 [] The post TOP down appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Shes back again: Would someone tell Helen Clark no one wants her opinion any more "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Helen Clark cant just slide into oblivion. There isnt a week that goes by without her seeking attention like the bitter, old, irrelevant bag that she is. Now she is whining about party lists and how there arent enough women on them: Quote: Political parties need to promote more women on their lists, former Prime Minister [] The post Shes back again: Would someone tell Helen Clark no one wants her opinion any more appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Insight: Goldrush The rise of the esports industry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/inst-20180705-0812-insight_goldrush_-_the_rise_of_the_esports_industry-128.mp3

From RNZ Insight

Competitive video gaming or esports is now a booming global industry and its giving traditional sports a run for their money.Insights reporter, Teresa Cowie talks to those getting in on New Zealands slice of the e-gaming gold rush. More at Link

00:00

A primer for NZ politicians: The truth about Lauren Southern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The radio interview with new Conservative Deputy Leader Elliot Ikilei above goes a long way to explaining why Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters, ACT Leader David Seymour and National Leader Simon Bridges are so misinformed about Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. All three of them made it clear that they support freedom of speech (although [] The post A primer for NZ politicians: The truth about Lauren Southern appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Tuesday, 10 July

23:34

New Zealand's biggest mass strike in decades: Teachers, nurses and civil servants to walk out after "years of neglect" "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A wave of strike action is surging in New Zealand, as disgruntled teachers, nurses, and government staffers prepare to walk off the job in a row over better pay. The workers reject proposals put to them by the NZ government. The first Labour Government in ten years is pointing the finger back at the Opposition, saying that "years of neglect" cannot be addressed in one go. A range of government-paid sectors have rejected this sentiment. Teachers will walk off the job next month, nurses will strike this week and civil servants walked off the job last month, all over claims that they are not paid enough. The median New Zealand wage is $48,800 NZD. Teachers, nurses and civil servants are earning less than that amount or close to it, if they have more experience and education. While the government proposed some increases over the months of negotiations, those are believed to be insufficiently index-linked.

21:30

Inquiry Demanded After Two Babies Die After MMR Vaccination In Samoa "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Samoa has pulled the MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine because two babies died after receiving it.  The island nation has also demanded that they be an official inquiry into the deaths of the babies and the link to the vaccine.

The babies were brought to Safotu Hospital in Savaii on Friday, where they died within minutes of the receiving the MMR vaccine, Television New Zealand reported. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi expressed his condolences to the families on Monday in a heartfelt Facebook post in which he also demanded the government investigate the devastating incident.

I have called a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to this devastating incident which I do not take lightly, he said. There are already processes that will determine if negligence is a factor. And if so, rest assured those processes will be implemented to the letter to ensure that such a tragedy will not be repeated and those responsible will be made to answer.

After being told repeatedly by the money hungry big pharma lobbyists and the mainstream media that vaccines are safe, we are finally seeing some action.  It is unfortunate that two babies had to lose their lives before action is taken. The evidence that vaccines are not safe is all out there, its just too bad people still fall prey to the lies at the expense of thei...

19:55

How a Larger Co-operative Sector Can 'Ripple Out' "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

As we announced back in April, the Co-operative Party commissioned this independent piece of work from the NEF because we want to see a step-change in the co-operative sector. While consumer and employee owned businesses here in the UK are still seen as a little unusual, edgy or even alternative, in countries like France, New Zealand and the Netherlands, co-operative businesses make up a significant percentage of the economy, and are considered part of the mainstream business landscape.

So todays report, containing practical steps policymakers can take to double the size of the co-operative sector, is undoubtedly great news for UK co-operatives, and for our co-operative movement.

But why should those outside of the UK co-operative sector care about how big it is?

Read the rest at The Co-operative Party blog

 

Go to the GEO front page

19:41

Widow says her former husbands paedophile rings goes to highest heights "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Anihera Black talks about her husband Awanui Black who died in 2016. She says he was a life-long paedophile who abused many children.

By David Fisher

The widow who told the world her politician husband was a paedophile says he was involved in a ring of abusers which goes to the highest heights you can imagine.

In an exclusive interview, Anihera Zhou Black told the Herald: This goes deep and wide, in terms of the paedophile ring, to the highest heights you can imagine. These people arent just labourers and workers at fast food restaurants. These people are suits and people in power.

Awanui Black died aged 48 in 2016.

He was a regional councillor, Maori Party political aspirant, a commissioner at the Maori Language Commission, lecturer at Te Wananga o Raukawa and Treaty of Waitangi negotiator for Ngati Pukenga.

He was also a paedophile, according to Zhou Blacks gut-wrenching Facebook Live broadcast yesterday.

Zhou Black, 49, with the support of sister Piiata Tiakitai-Turi, 50, said today her decision to denounce her former husband was intended to give strength to victims of abuse.

She told of her belief Black had used their marriage to mask his predatory sexual behaviour towards children and her growing horror as she realised he was not the man she had believed him to be.

The couple had met aged 15 and were in a relationship from 18. He went on to become a highly-regarded pillar of the Bay of Plenty community and someone with the mana required to stand on the national stage.

But for Zhou Black, it was an ascent she had little part in.

Our relationship is one where I never had a voice through our marriage. I had been conditioned, groomed, to be the quiet wife.

Her Facebook Live post based on partial admissions from Black and disclosures from others came after 26 years of silence.

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