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Sunday, 17 June

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:45

RNZ Insight on the Mycoplasma Bovis disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Insight looks at the Mycoplasma Bovis issue

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/inst-20180615-0810-insight_the_blight_of_mycoplasma_bovis-128.mp3

The government has entered the fight against Mycoplasma bovis all guns blazing with a promise to spend almost one billion dollars trying to eradicate the cattle disease. Whether it will succeed remains uncertain. More at the RNZ link

00:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Beards and hair are a strange thing. Considering I was bald and always had a short little goatee since I was able to grow one. People seem to treat me very differently based on facial hair. People are much more accepting of me with longer hair and a full beard.     If you [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to make death threats or to incite murder on social media? Have you ever wondered how they justify it to themselves? Well, wonder no longer because I have a transcript for our readers of my Facebook conversation with one of the people who called for Lauren Southern [] The post Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Saturday, 16 June

23:30

Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little is valiantly trying to convince voters that his catch-and-release policy for criminal justice reform is needed. Quote: Andrew Little has initiated a review of bail, sentencing and parole laws, and better rehabilitation of prisoners. Mr Little told Newshub Nation that the policy followed over the past 30 years could not continue. On the current trajectory [] The post Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Top five most-viewed posts yesterday "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-viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the [] The post Top five most-viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The bad press for this government continues. Audrey Young has a lash at explaining the ineptness and the stupidity: Quote: A National MP joked this week that the Opposition didnt want things to get so bad under Jacinda Arderns maternity leave that the country was desperate for her return they just wanted a medium [] The post Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

The second winter of discontent is upon us "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Bridgeman writes at NBR about the chill of the second winter of discontent that has descended upon the government: Quote: Last week was a pivotal moment in the relationship between the newish government and the business community. Until recently businesses had been feeling uncertain about the future, wary of certain policies and uneasy about [] The post The second winter of discontent is upon us appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Garner delivers a brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government: Quote: You have to hand it to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that wide happy smile, no matter how forced, must be getting harder to hold and hide behind. Because for all the good, lofty intentions and talk of compassion, the naivety and inexperience of [] The post Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government 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.

21:15

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

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

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

20:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Twitter is not the real world and does not translate into votes. It does give an indication, however, of the mood of the so-called progressives. The post Faces 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 atavism (noun) 1. The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence. 2. An individual or a part that exhibits atavism. Also called throwback. 3. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence. Source : The Free Dictionary [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 17 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a persons strength. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Steve Bell Guardian

Steve Bell on Theresa May, Brexit and job losses

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13:30

BBC Radio Play: Burglars Bargains a comedy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Great cast with Peter Jones,Bernard Bresslaw,Charles Hawtrey

11:30

Trumps lies exposed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman breaks down the numerous false statements President Trump said today to reporters at the White House.

11:00

A Tweet for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

11:00

Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:32

JACINDA VS SHANE ... AND THE WINNER IS ... "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

My very very good friend, Lord Egbut Nobacon ... soldier, old Africa hand, entrepreneur, UK-NZ solo yachtsman, Inn Keeper, generous host, gentleman, researcher, dog lover and now ex-patriot Francophile ... took me to task a few days ago for alleging that St Jacinda had 'feet of clay'.   I responded.

If the events of the last few days and 'her' refusal to discipline motormouth Shane Jones for comments made attacking the chairman of the countries largest private company and later, her own leadership,  ain't proof positive of feet of clay then I don't know what is.

Ms Ardern said Jones wasn't speaking as a Minister.  FFS, he first made the comments at a function where he was introduced as the Minister for Regional Development.   He then repeated them inside the House.   If he wasn't speaking as a Minister what was he speaking as?

... a failed electorate candidate in the 2005 election.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2008 election.
... someone who used his ministerial credit-card to access pornographic movies.
... an ex Labour Cabinet Minister.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2011 election.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2017 election.
... a shareholder in Fonterra (nah, he ain't)
... a wannabee electorate MP in the 2020 election
... as Shane Jones, motormouth extraordinaire


The cabinet manual makes it clear (2.57) that holding a ministerial warrant is regarded as a full time occupation as is remunerated accordingly.   It follows therefore that you are a minister 24/7 and Ardern is simply wrong to brush aside Jones' comments as having been made in a private capacity.   Members of the Executive don't enjoy that luxury. 

Her failure to act is even more surprising given that on the same day Jones attacked Fonterra he also endorsed the claim by Simon Bridges that the Government (of which he is a part) had set up too many working parties, inquiries, reviews and investigations as a substitute for governing.   That can only be seen as a public shot at the Prime Minister.   

It's clear that Ardern is spooked by Jones (and Winston) and can't/won't act even when her leadership is directly challenged.   Her feet of clay are growing larger. 

Meanwhile the Jones boy will continue to be consumed by his own importance bu...

10:30

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

Some interesting films this week:-

First we have Peter Finch in the 1960 film The Trials Of Oscar Wilde

Then we feature Moonrise a film noir from 1948

Finally Alan Bates,Julie Christie,Glenda Jackson,Ian Holm and Ann-Marget Star in 1982s The Return of the Soldier

10:30

Radio Tarana falsely claim that Lauren Southern is a white supremacist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Women against modern feminism are in it for male attention "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The creator of this video is a Kiwi whose tweet was featured by us this week. This video is in response to the feedback she received about it.   The post Women against modern feminism are in it for male attention appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:18

YESTERDAY WAS DIFFERENT. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

Very different in fact.

A few weeks ago while shopping at Halswell New World,  a tray of mushrooms for a planned pizza were included and as per usual the Club Card was scanned during the checkout action.
That was all it took for a very revealing and somewhat surprising subsequent event that we were privileged to enjoy yesterday.

The  surprise followed when that routine retail process resulted in a phone call from a manager at Meadow Mushrooms owned by the Burdon  Family of Philip Burdon ex MP for Ilam,  inviting self and swmbo to visit the enterprise and enjoy a luncheon prepared and served by a local Christchurch Chef.

What a totally gob smacking day eventuated, beginning at 0900 hrs we first travelled to Greendale where in the middle of a dairy farm is situated the composting part of the operation.
Almost totally mechanised, wheat straw is turned into compost in three stages, one includes the addition of chicken manure and if necessary urea,  to then be trucked to the growing operations at Prebbleton and Wigram. Prebbleton is due to be decommissioned very soon with expansion of the Wigram plant. The last stage at Greendale includes addition of the mushroom spore and an additional food source for the resulting mushrooms to extend the harvest period.

Then returning to HQ at Wigram via a coffee break in Rolleston, we followed a large semi trailer of compost to the next stage at Wigram.

The compost arrives by semi trailer at the growing /harvesting sheds where the almost odourless compost including the mycelium already invading the mass is placed on metal trays with a covering of peat under the operation of three people again all automated,  placed in tunnel sheds at computer controlled temperatures where pickers, far and away the most labour intensive process will pick through three cycles lasting a couple of weeks. Then the mass of spent matter is sterilised before departing to a compost producer for sale to the public.

The old saying; fed on BS and kept in the dark still applies except the BS is Chicken Sh*t, The fruits either white or brown, double in size every few hours and the operation runs 364 days a year  producing several grades and product type.
Meadow is the largest producer by any measure in NZ with the entire hundreds of tonnes all  for domestic consumption.

The process is now based on a  Dutch process using turn key plant imported from that European country replacing wooden trays with greater labour and costs incurred being phased out.

Company CEO John,  joined us for a delicious lunch that demonstrated several ways to incorporate the product that we by then had a total awareness of how it gets to Market from the mycelium that totally invades the compost layer.

Thankyou Mark and Meadow...

09:00

A culture of fear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Here at Whaleoil we often receive information that we cannot use because the person providing it is scared of losing their job. We communicate with people who dont want to put their real name on guest posts because if it [] The post A culture of fear appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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

08:05

Rugby post All Blacks v The French "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening and welcome to the second game of the All Blacks season in which they host France in Wellington. Please use this post to predict your score and discuss gameplay and all things associated with rugby. Please refrain from mentioning the score or gameplay in the Back Chat post.   Go ahead, jump right in [] The post Rugby post All Blacks v The French 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

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

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07:15

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

Who is Amy Adams? Where is she? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Amy Adams is, supposedly the National Partys Finance spokes person.

OK, when did anything she said resonate with you?

She makes no impression. Is she alive?

On Google the last reported pronouncement was this

 

06:00

Remembering Joan Watson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

a state of ornithological ecstasy. Time Magazine, 1949.   In the early morning hours of Friday the 19th of November, 1948, a small party of intrepid ornithologists boarded the Takitimu en-route to the other side of Lake Te Anau, searching for a seemingly lost echo of a far distant past. Among them [] The post Remembering Joan Watson 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

Promoting religion in New Zealands secular police force is not okay "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the same month that an article is published claiming that a New Zealand police officer hid the fact that she was a Muslim, (a police officer who has risen through the ranks to become an inspector) we saw an article where a non-Muslim police commander thought it acceptable to wear a blue tablecloth on [] The post Promoting religion in New Zealands secular police force is not okay appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Language Tree I absolutely love this map drawn by Minna Sundberg. For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designers go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the worlds largest language families. All of the languages illustrated here stem from [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Jack the Ripper? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It was 3:45 am on the morning of Friday the 31st of August 1888, when Robert Paul turned a corner into a dimly lit back street of Whitechapel, on his way to work and unexpected destiny. The storm of the previous night had abated somewhat and the rain had lessened, leaving puddles upon the cobblestoned [] The post Jack the Ripper? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

How to stop thinking and learn to loathe the West "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When the Australian National University abruptly kiboshed talks to establish a Ramsay Centre for the study of Western Civilisation, academics were particularly indignant at the suggestion that university Humanities have been taken over by leftists. Anyone whos studied a Humanities at an Australian university knows that the dominance of the left is unmistakable. When my [] The post How to stop thinking and learn to loathe the West appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Cheating boys meet brain dead girls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the United States, a male high school athlete competed on the boys team during the winter indoor track season but ran against the girls in State championships the following summer. It was allowed because hes transgender. Quote. In the CIAC State Open track and field championships last week, the transgender sophomore from Bulkeley [] The post Cheating boys meet brain dead girls appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

THE OTAGO DAILY TIMES "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On my sojourn down south and every morning delivered to my room was a copy of the OTD.

It was pleasure to read the last of the countries truly great daily newspapers.    World and Dunedin news and sport plus a section devoted to the regions.   Reminiscences of times past ... the last tram to Mosgeil and Norm Kirk's burial at Waimate.  

Quality journalism and a cut above the trashy tabloids.    ODT ... take a bow,

02:15

Common ground on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

National leader Simon Bridges wants to take the politics out of climate change:

Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate Change offering to work with them to establish an independent, non-political Climate Change Commission which would support emissions reductions by both advising on carbon budgets and publishing progress reports on emissions, Mr Bridges says.

National recognises the importance to New Zealanders current and future of addressing climate change and responsibly playing our part in a global response.

Long-lasting change requires broad and enduring support, so I want to work with the Government to make meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change.

This will be challenging and require compromises on both sides. But the prize is too great not to try, and the consequences on our economy, jobs and the environment are too serious if we dont do so responsibly.

The design of the

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: View from Wellington Hospital level 6 looking at rear courtyard. I think that the shadow of the old arches looks like a star wars at-at NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Liar, liar, Phils pants on fire "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Judith Collins has accused Phil Twyford of lying about her: Quote: Housing Minister Phil Twyford has accused his Opposition counterpart of bagging KiwiBuild in one breath, then asking for it to fund developments in her electorate the next. Judith Collins has admitted writing a letter to Mr Twyford asking about a new Papakura apartment blocks [] The post Liar, liar, Phils pants on fire appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

DW: Dirty Games the dark side of sport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

NB: Online for limited time only expires 4 September 2018 per DW website

 

Even before the FIFA scandal, one thing was clear: International sports are riven with fraud, corruption and manipulation. [Online until: September 4, 2018]

 

The award-winning documentary Dirty Games takes a close look behind the scenes of the glamorous world of sports, focusing on the global games of football, boxing and basketball. From the outside, the world of elite sports likes to be seen as a dazzling spectacle. But there is little fair play there. Top international sports are a business worth billions. Fraud, corruption and other criminal activities have long been the rule. Investigative journalist Benjamin Best reveals the dark machinations within the immensely profitable sports business and talks to some of the people who are speaking out. This exciting documentary features some shocking pictures but its also an appeal to the fans. As spectators watching sports on television and in the stadiums, fans have the power to push back against the corruption and wheeling and dealing that has taken hold in the world of international sports.

00:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the winter one must allow more growth than normal in the interests of keeping warm. Grew my first full beard at 15 and have grown it on and off since then. If you wish to contribute to Beards of Whaleoil then please do. Any form of facial hair is considered and you can be [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Absolutely positively virtuous "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ngati Toa have dug deep into their resources, plundered their asset base and, in an extraordinary act of generosity, have given Wellington a word. (Well two words to be precise) They have given Wellington City Council a name for the city centre. This enables Wellington City Council to tell the nation how culturally sensitive they [] The post Absolutely positively virtuous appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Friday, 15 June

23:30

Tourists will take a hike "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If it moves, tax it. That seems to be the essence of this governments taxation policy, and it has tourists firmly in its sights. Having already committed to charging foreign visitors for many of the great walks in the country, and Auckland charging a bed tax for hotel visits, now the government is looking at [] The post Tourists will take a hike appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Nine To Noon: Politics (11 June 2018) with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/ntnpol-20180611-1107-political_commentators_mike_williams_and_matthew_hooton-128.mp3

New Zealand First puts the brakes on Labours plan to repeal the three strikes law effectively taking it off Cabinets agenda, National holds Northcote, and how will Winston Peters approach his stint as PM-imminent? Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Mike Williams is a former Labour Party president and CEO of the Howard League.

23:00

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "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 viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Top five most viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Why Simon? No one cares except liberal elites "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges has announced he is willing to work with the government on climate change. Hes confirmed what many have suspected for a long time, that he is as wet as an Amy Adams puddle. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: National leader Simon Bridges has written to the Government offering to work with it on [] The post Why Simon? No one cares except liberal elites appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Another secret report that Phil Goff hasnt shared with anyone except Phil Twyford "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It appears there is another secret report that Phil Goff hasnt shared with anyone except Phil Twyford. It is on the folly of the light rail project, and Twyford, of course, knows best and is rejecting it. Jason Wells at Interest.co.nz reports: Quote: A confidential report, prepared for Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, reveals the considerable [] The post Another secret report that Phil Goff hasnt shared with anyone except Phil Twyford appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:25

Sociology Professor Declares Diversity of Thought Is A Trojan Horse For White Identity Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another example of progressive oppression of thought and speech

JONATHAN TURLEY

downloadThere has been a rising movement in colleges and universities led by professors who are advocating speech regulation and contesting basic values of free speech.  The anti-free speech movement takes many forms.  I previously voiced my objections to Antifa and its anti-free speech values, including academics legitimizing efforts to violently curtail free speech on our campuses.  One of the most recent examples is the writing of University of Tennessee sociology Professor Victor Ray who explained in a column in Inside Higher Ed that diversity of thought is something of a trap and is in reality a Trojan horse for white identity politics.

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22:00

Hooton gives a good primer on Winstons law suit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Matthew Hooton has written the best column out there that shows he fully understands the issues surrounding Winston Peters law suit. You would do well to read it and understand, that is if you can see past your blinkers of hatred of Winston: Quote: [H]owever unusual Peters move, it will be justified if it finally [] The post Hooton gives a good primer on Winstons law suit 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.

21:15

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

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

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

20:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Face number one is the reporter on Radio Tarana who falsely claimed that Lauren Southern is a white supremacist and who called her remarks about enforcing borders and protecting a countries cultural identity racist. Face number two is one of the commenters on Radio Taranas facebook page whose comment was not removed until Whaleoil contacted [] The post Faces 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 pablum (noun) 1. A bland soft cereal for infants. 2. Intellectual material that is bland, trite, or insipid. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Food for anything, 1670s, from Latin pabulum fodder, food, nourishment, from PIE root *pa- to feed + instrumentive suffix *-dhlom. Pablum (1932), derived from [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 16 22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:30

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S02 E03 The Think Tank "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.

13:55

Midnight Movie: South Riding "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An Alexander Korda production, directed by Victor Savile with a good cast including Ralph Richardson.

13:15

Is Zuckerberg stupid? Arrogant? Or both? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ  Nine to Noon

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/ntn-20180615-0930-fresh_concerns_over_facebooks_data_practices-128.mp3

Facebook is back on the defensive after revelations about its extensive data sharing partnerships with device makers. Just a few months ago the social media giant assured the public and Congress that developers had been cut off from the kind of data access that had been exploited by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. However it did not disclose that makers of cellphones, tablets and other hardware were exempt from such restrictions. So what does this mean for users and how can we be reduce the amount of data thats kept on us? Serge Egelman is a privacy researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the security of mobile apps.

11:00

Friday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

German parliament wont hold one minute of silence for a 14-year-old German girl murdered and raped by a Muslim refugee, but previously they had held a minutes silence for illegal Muslim migrants drowning in the Med. 3.5 min long video. The post Friday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Tommy Robinsons life is in danger: They want him dead. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:06

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E11 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A word of warning, this is a great series, but some of the video quality is poor. Yet years ago I enjoyed this very much.

On a different note the food consultant was one Michael Smith who wrote some excellent books about British food


The Duchess of Duke Street
 is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, previously the producer of the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs.[1] It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa Leyton/Trotter, the eponymous Duchess who works her way up from servant to renowned cook to proprietrix of the upper-class Bentinck Hotel in Duke Street, St. Jamess, in London.

The story is loosely based on the real-life career of Rosa Lewis (ne Ovenden), the Duchess of Jermyn Street, who ran the Cavendish Hotel in London.[2] When the show first aired, there were many people who still remembered her, as she lived until 1952. According to census returns, she was born in Leyton, Essex, to a watchmaker. In the series, Louisas family name is Leyton, and her father is a clock-maker.

10:00

Friday feline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

UN ambassador Nikki Haley shocks the Security Council "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

MUST WATCH: Inquiry into Human trafficking & Child sex abuse in the UK "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post MUST WATCH: Inquiry into Human trafficking & Child sex abuse in the UK appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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 [] 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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07:00

A vortex of nothingness "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The first fortnight of July 2017 was a remarkable period in New Zealand politics. There were four leaders making the news; Mr English, Mr Little, Ms Turei and Mr Peters, but Mr Peters was the focus of the other threes chagrin. Mr English was the most spectacularly and tactically stupid of the trio of twits; [] The post A vortex of nothingness appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

1984 fiction becomes fact: Five "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian west. 1.) Continuous War 2.) Widespread Surveillance 3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News 4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak 5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink Over the past four decades, and as a result of global academias embrace of the Frankfort School and Fabian Socialism, the U.S. Department [] The post 1984 fiction becomes fact: Five appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Climate change and volcanoes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There was a bit of chatter around the (online) Whaleoil water-cooler about the effect of volcanoes on climate so heres an answer: Quote. The relationship between volcanoes and climate is a very complex one. From reading the media one gets the impression that they are some sort of climatic wild card. They are used to [] The post Climate change and volcanoes 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

Trumps tenuous contact with reality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Economist takes a look at Trumps trade myths and inserts some reality.

The key phrase from this article is this:-

But if the president were serious about creating a barrier-free G7, every member would have work to doand America more than he seems to imagine.

However, we all know that reality and Trump are strangers as this article by Jennifer Rubin in 2016 suggests:-

The narcissistic personality is ever-present. Every person is judged to be a good guy or a loser based on what he or she says about Trump. Every bad bit of news is the result of the no-good, sleazy, rotten, most-dishonest-people-he-ever-met media. Terrorist massacres are not tragedies, but vindication that he was right (right about exactly what is not clear). Trumps seeming inability to take himself out of the equation and assess events, people and policies on their own merits remains the most frightening aspect 

Daily it seems that Trump lives in an alternate reality, where facts and truth are weird abstract concepts.

He treats allies as enemies and enemies as friends:-

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04:30

The real reason why women dont ride "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I really dont understand why anyone reads The Guardian. Apart from writing a lot of leftist drivel, it also writes some of the most stupid articles you will ever read. Here is the latest in a long line of crass stupidity. It claims Women shun cycling because of safety, not helmet hair. Of course, it is helmet [] The post The real reason why women dont ride appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Geographical Guide to a Mans and Womans Heart Want to zoom in?  Click here Drawn in 1960 by Jo Lowrey that was published in the McCalls Magazine in January 1960. Collectors notes are as follows Geographical Guide to a Mans Heart with Obstacles and Entrances Clearly Marked. Geographical Guide to a Womans Heart [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

More bizarre statements from Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another bizarre claim from Trump:-

In an interview with Fox Newss Bret Baier that aired on Wednesday, Trump made an unusual claim about his request that the remains of those soldiers be returned, if possible.

One of the things that, really, Im happy, is that the soldiers that died in Korea, their remains are going to be coming back home, Trump told Baier. And we have thousands of people that have asked for that. Thousands and thousands of people. So many people asked for that, when I was on the campaign. Id say, Wait a minute, I dont have any relationship. But they said, When you can, President, wed love our son to be brought back home, you know, the remains.

The article then gives a good analysis of reality, unlike Trump who does not deal in reality.

Note as well that whilst campaigning he claims people called him President.

A reasonable person reading the comment above and the analysis would conclude that either Trump lied, or was mentally ill or a cynic would say both.

03:00

Poll: Should a business be forced to serve customers? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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02:30

Peace Unis love-affair with anti-Semitic terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The University of Sydney fancies itself as the University of Peace: which perhaps goes some way to explaining its bromance with the so-called Religion of Peace. The University of Sydney also pullulates with perhaps more than the average academic quotient of bien pensant leftists. Which perhaps explains its notable hostility to Jews. Sydney University is [] The post Peace Unis love-affair with anti-Semitic terrorists appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Daegu: View from Eldis Regent hotel Daegu, South Korea looking east 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

No, its not reverse racism: its just racism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

YouTuber Derrick Some Black Guy Blackman has observed that people who claim to be anti-racist end up being extremely racist. As if to prove his point, a Melbourne university student has cobbled together a performance piece that deliberately segregates the audience based on identity politics. Something even the U.S. South gave up over fifty years [] The post No, its not reverse racism: its just racism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S02 E02 Cold Comfort "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.

01:00

Photoshop of the day by Luke: Five "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:58

Good for party not good for govt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ardern cant control anything. This is a farce becoming an economic and social tragedy

Homepaddock

In March Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Shane Jones calling for sacking of a board member was a step too far.

A few months later he can say what he likes:

Hes shared a personal opinion, its not government policy, and thats the end of the story, Ms Ardern told Newshub.

That might have been a personal opinion but it was also a political act and its not the end of the story.

Jones wasnt invited to Fieldays as a private citizen or even an MP, he was invited because hes a Minister and Ministers should not meddle in private businesses.

If he wants to comment on Fonterra and its board he should buy a farm, some cows and shares in the company.

And then he should still refrain from making personal attacks on board members.

But of course he was playing to the gallery.

RIchard Harman at Politik

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00:30

Another lie in the house from Phil Twyford? UPDATED "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It appears that Phil Twyford is taking lessons from Phil Goff. He claimed in the house yesterday in response to questions from Jami-lee Ross that the second reading on the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill was passed unanimously: Quote: JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements and actions? [] The post Another lie in the house from Phil Twyford? UPDATED appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:15

Trumps adulation of Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

 

From Paul Waldman at Washington Post Trump quotes about Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un runs what probably be the most oppressive totalitarian state in the world yet Trump heaped praise on the North Korean dictator during and after their summit in Singapore, but Trump said this:

  • Hes got a very good personality, hes funny, and hes very, very smart, Trump told Sean Hannity.

  • His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor, he told George Stephanopoulos.

  • Hes smart, loves his people, he loves his country, Trump said about Kim in another interview with Greta van SusterenHe wants a lot of good things and thats why hes doing this. Asked about Kims human rights abuses, Trump said, Look, hes doing what hes seen done, if you look at it.

He said this. This is the POTUS. Is he living in the real world.

00:00

The Greens are revolting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stuff is reporting that the Greens are in revolt because reality and the rule of law has smacked them in the face. Quote. Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is facing intense backlash from members threatening to quit over a decision made by one of her ministers to allow a Chinese water bottler to expand. Davidson [] The post The Greens are revolting appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Thursday, 14 June

23:30

The winter of Winston "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Liam Hehir at  NZHerald writes: Quote: Nine months ago Winston Peters had big business in his sights. Just a week out from the election, a press release titled Winston Peters: Our plan to clean up Corporate New Zealand described a wild west of low wages for workers and big payouts for fat cat executives. The [] The post The winter of Winston appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Labours inept ministers continue to be exposed, this time it is gagging people and buying silence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labours inept ministers continue to be exposed, this time it is gagging people and buying silence from critics by offering them jobs if they shut up: Quote: Newshub has obtained a voicemail and emails which suggest the Health Minister tried to gag senior staff talking publicly about the state of embattled Middlemore Hospital. In one [] The post Labours inept ministers continue to be exposed, this time it is gagging people and buying silence appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "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 viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Top five most viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

More lies from Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little minimises indecent assault "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Both Andrew Little and Jacinda Ardern are spinning like tops on justifying their smaller prison at Waikeria. Theyve made claims that prisons are full of low level offenders: Quote: The American style approach of building mega-style prisons and filling them with low-level criminals is not working. End quote. Andrew Little said the same thing in parliament [] The post More lies from Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little minimises indecent assault appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Goffs sneaky and furtive behaviour under investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Goff has been acting like he is emperor of Auckland and now his office is under investigation from the Chief Ombudsman: Quote: The Chief Ombudsman has launched an investigation into complaints by Auckland councillors about the release of reports related to the proposed central city stadium. Two Auckland councillors made the complaints in regards to a [] The post Goffs sneaky and furtive behaviour under investigation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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