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Thursday, 16 August

00:00

What to ban next: Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

You will have heard that Monsanto has had a judgement against them recently claiming glyphosate causes cancer , and an award of US$289 million has been made to the complainant. quote: A civil jury in San Francisco has granted US$289m to a groundskeeper who said his lymphoma resulted from years of applying Monsantos trademarked Roundup insecticide, which [] The post What to ban next: Roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Wednesday, 15 August

23:30

Opinion: Adrian Orrs crystal ball "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The role of the Reserve Bank governor has always been one of a very conservative banker with a reserved persona. Think Don Brash or Graham Wheeler. The job description requires the governor to steady the ship, adopt a no surprises policy, and take all necessary steps to protect the banking system and to keep the [] The post Opinion: Adrian Orrs crystal ball appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

A river of crocodile tears and hypocrisy wont silence the Australian people "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

...Thinkers across the political spectrum, from Nick Cohen to Thomas Sowell, have written that the lefts obsession with stamping out discussion about race has actually facilitated racism. The post A river of crocodile tears and hypocrisy wont silence the Australian people appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

The bag ban to save the environment that wont save anything, in fact it will make things worse "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The government and the Princess in charge have declared that they want to save the environment and that climate change is one of the most important issues. Consequently they have banned oil and gas exploration and now theyve banned alleged single use plastic bags. Like a lightbulb ban or a shower head regulation this is [] The post The bag ban to save the environment that wont save anything, in fact it will make things worse appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

FakeNewshub confirms it wasnt a Nat who leaked by attacking the entire National caucus "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We now know that FakeNewshub is now a mouthpiece of the government. We also know that it wasnt a Nat who leaked travel expenditure ahead of tomorrows official announcement. We know this because FakeNewshub has released all National MPs expenses and not a single one from government MPs. No National MP would leak the whole [] The post FakeNewshub confirms it wasnt a Nat who leaked by attacking the entire National caucus appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

22:00

Sledge of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges wins Sledge of the day for this ripper: Quote: Simon Bridges: I ask again: why did her Government prioritise $2.8 billion for a fees-free tertiary policy that isnt delivering any extra students over additional funding for teachers pay? [Interruption] Mr SPEAKER: Order! Order! The Prime Minister will sit down. I saw what Im taking to [] The post Sledge of the day 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

Face of the day UPDATED "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Todays face of the day Chris Hipkins called National leader Simon Bridges a chauvinistic pig during Question time yesterday. He didnt like Bridges suggesting that  Grant Robertson (who he has referred to as the the ventriloquist) was supplying Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with the answers. Update: Simon Bridges clearly is a regular reader of Whaleoil. [] The post Face of the day UPDATED appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is nv ( (noun) 1. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice. 2. (a) A snow field at the head of a glacier. (b) The granular snow typically found in such a field. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Field of granular snow, firn, [] 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 24 Kind words are like honey sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

BBC Radio Comedy: Elvenquest S03 E04 King Baldwin the Jovial "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

ElvenQuest is a comic fantasy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto, and starring Stephen Mangan, Alistair McGowan, Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman and Dave Lamb. The series takes place in the world of Lower Earth, a parody of Middle-earth from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. In Lower Earth, a band of warriors go forth to search for a mythical sword to save Lower Earth from the evil Lord Darkness (played by McGowan). In order to do so, they must find The Chosen One who will save Lower Earth. The Chosen One is Amis, a dog in the real world which belongs to a fantasy novelist called Sam Porter (played by Mangan) The first series was broadcast from 29 March to 3 June 2009 and the second from 18 November 2010. The third series began broadcasting from 17 October 2011. The fourth series began broadcasting 12 February 2013

Characters

Sam Porter (Stephen Mangan). An author of fantasy novels with a jaded attitude, especially towards his more fanatical fans. As the series opens his career and personal life are not going well.

Amis, the Chosen One (Dave Lamb). Originally Sams pet dog and best friend in the world, he transforms into a human in Lower Earth but retains canine traits and behaviours.

Vidar the Elf Lord, (Darren Boyd), last of a mighty family of Elf Lords, and the leader of the Questers, despite being somewhat dim. His name may be inspired by Varr, a god in Norse mythology associated with vengeance.

Penthiselea the Warrior Princess (Sophie Winkleman Series 13) (Ingrid Oliver Series 4) in silver breastplate armour and thigh-high boots, who has been promised to Vidar since childhood. Sam is very interested in her, but having been raised as a Warrior Princess she has no concept of relationships with men. Her name may be inspired by Penthesilea, a legendary Amazon warrior-queen.

Dean the Dwarf (Kevin Eldon), a mighty if diminutive warrior with unsavoury personal habits.

Lord Darkness (Alistair McGowan), Lord of Evil, whose efforts to dominate Lower Earth are frustrated by the Questers and his own staff of extremely dimwitted minions.

Kreech (Kevin Eldon), the Right Hand of Darkness, and only slightly less dimwitted than the other minions.

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11:00

Wednesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:30

Why no one trusts the mainstream media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Wednesday Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S02 E13 The Messenger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

.S02 E05 truth or Dare not found

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

The Left will eat itself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

The science of female aggression "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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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.

07:59

Strike Wave Continues "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"


On a cold and windy day primary school teachers and principals hold a day of strike all over New Zealand.
It was one of the biggest marches on Auckland's Queen Street. Some say 7000, others say 10,000 teachers marched. Aotea Square was overflowing with people willing to stand up and fight back for their rights.
Over whelming support for the teachers from a broad spectrum of New Zealandrs is a positive sign too.
Recently we have seen the nurses, bus drivers, IRD staff and many private sector workers fight for their work rights.
Something is in the air, people will have various labels for this something, I have my own.
Amidst the workers of Aotearoa uniting and rising, someone tells me that Socialists must be driven out of trade unions. How bizarre!!
Unions without a Socialist backbone are like a human being without oxygen.
More importantly, how do you stop the kind of Socialism we have recently seen among striking workers of Aotearoa?

Kua tae te waa
Anu SA

07:48

Is Marxism just about factory workers? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This article is part of Fightbacks What is Capitalism series, to be collected in an upcoming magazine issue. To support our work, consider subscribing to our e-publication ($20 annually) or magazine ($60 annually). You can subscribe with PayPal or credit card here.

In short: no. Or, it shouldnt be.

A Marxist analysis of capitalism highlights who owns the means of production: farms, factories and so on. Most people in capitalist society do not own factories. That includes the unemployed, white collar, blue collar, pink collar, public-sector workers, students, caregivers, most self-employed people,1 and peasants although there arent many peasants around these days. Workers are those compelled to sell their labour to live, whether they currently do so or not.

Although most people share a common dispossession, we also have diverse experiences, and distinct social positions. Caregivers may do essential work, but its distinct in purpose and experience from factory work. Tithi Bhattarachaya outlines this relationship:

If workers labor produces all the wealth in society, who then produces the worker? Put another way: What kinds of processes enable the worker to arrive at the doors of her place of work every day so that she can produce the wealth of society? What role did breakfast play in her work-readiness? What about a good nights sleep?2

These basic needs are often met or assisted by unpaid, or underpaid caregivers. Marxist feminists have focused on this work, often performed by women, terming it social reproduction. Caregiving work reproduces not just the person, but the whole social system (you cant have capitalism without workers, workers without food, food without a cook often cooking free of charge). While recent socio-economic shifts may have undermined the traditional nuclear family, Time Use Surveys show that women still perform most unpaid work.

Various forms of wage labour, other than factory work, are also clearly necessary to capitalism. Sales, banking, translation, and various other jobs lubricate a complex social system. Capitalists would not pay workers if they were unnecessary. Public-sector workers maintain the state and social services, stabilising the social system (for better or worse).

Unemployed people are the most dispossessed, of course. Despite regular propaganda to the contrary, unemployment is a structural failing rather than a pe...

07:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

First they came for the conservative Youtubers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

First, they came for the conservative Youtubers. And people said nothing. Then they came for classic liberal  Youtubers And people said nothing. Talk show host Dave Rubin claimed YouTube financially censored his videos when the platform demonetized them. It appears at least that theres some pretty shady stuff going on, the host of The Rubin [] The post First they came for the conservative Youtubers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Twitter reacts to Jeremy Corbyns excuse "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to honour the perpetrators of a heinous Palestinian terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis at the 1972 Olympics. The Israeli athletes were kidnapped and tortured before being murdered. World Israel news writes British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, acknowledged Monday [] The post Twitter reacts to Jeremy Corbyns excuse appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Ken Burns History of Jazz #1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Will post more as I find them great doco

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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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. We have a few new products worth checking out.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Greens sacrifice wildlife to appease the sky dragon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

James Delingpole calls wind turbines bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes, and research shows that hes hardly exaggerating. A 2013 paper published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin showed that, not only had the estimates of the wildlife carnage inflicted by wind turbines been grossly and perhaps deliberately under-estimated, the likely true numbers were shocking and are [] The post Greens sacrifice wildlife to appease the sky dragon appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click on image for a better view The True Size of Africa If you are one of thousands of WO subscribers that lie awake at night worrying about the true size of Africa. take a break todays MOTD resolves this issue once and for all. While it doesnt look it, Africa is big, really [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Dr Blake Mysteries S03 E01 King Of The Lake "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an Australian television series that premiered on ABC TV on 1 February 2013 at 8:30 pm] The series stars Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Doctor Lucien Blake, who returns home to Ballarat, northwest of Melbourne, in the late 1950s to take over his late fathers general medical practice and role as police surgeon after an absence of 30 years. Five series aired as of 2017, with a telemovie scheduled to close the program at the completion of the fifth season.

In October 2017, the Seven Network announced they acquired production rights for 2018. Producers later announced production would be suspended pending outcome of the police investigation of the sexual assault allegations directed at Craig McLachlan. He was cleared of the charges In April 2018, Seven Network announced a series of telemovies including all the present cast except Craig McLachlan

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03:30

Labours anti-Semitism & endorsement of terror "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For a while now the Labour party in Britain has been fighting off accusations of anti-Semitism (of which there is plenty of evidence to back them up.) Their leader Jeremy Corbyn has inflamed the accusations even further with revelations that he participated in a ceremony where he honoured the murderous terrorists who kidnapped, tortured and [] The post Labours anti-Semitism & endorsement of terror appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S07 E02 The Guinea Pigs "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.

03:00

Jacinda or Simon for CEO "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Heres the question, if you asked the chairman of any major company whether they would like Jacinda or Simon for their CEO you would be greeted with some very definitive answers and none would involve a positive affirmation. I doubt many would want them on their board except to provide lobby access to [] The post Jacinda or Simon for CEO appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:53

Oral Questions 15 August 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Questions to Ministers KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the economy? SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Governments statements and actions? AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the Governments management of the New Zealand economy? JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What steps is the Government [] The post Oral Questions 15 August 2018 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Ministry of plastic bags? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

So now that we are going to have a total ban on plastic bags, how is it going to be managed? It may seem like a silly question, but really, it is not. Not at all. Kenyas Daily Nation reports (in August 2017) quote: The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has defended itself against claims doing rounds [] The post Ministry of plastic bags? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

Send the Green party a message "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Mocking the Green partys stupid ideas is both fun and effective. They are BANNING useful plastic bags They are BANNING your beloved pet cat And to top it off co-leader Marama Davidson is promoting the word C*nt! It is enough to drive our digital team to design greatness. Here are some of the new Whaleoil products [] The post Send the Green party a message appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:05

The real rort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The furore over the leaking of  Simon Bridges expenses has highlighted the real rort:

. . the fact that Crown limos for the Opposition leader are charged out at a higher rate than is charged to Government . . .

If there is a reasonable and responsible reason for that, please tell me.

The only one I can think of is neither reasonable nor responsible its a political decision to somehow disadvantage the opposition.

Ministers are running the country and they need to get around the country to do that. The opposition is there to hold the government to account, it cant do that sitting in Wellington. Its leaders travel is essential to the role, in the public service and making it more expensive is adding to the cost of democracy.

Why should taxpayers pay more for the opposition leaders travel than that of government ministers?

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Ha long bay from our boat window Vietnam 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Brash is spot on over Keys government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Don Brash is making more positive headlines since leaving parliament than Helen Clark and John Key combined. Yesterday he gave John Keys government a good lashing: Quote: Former National Party leader Dr Don Brash has given the previous National Government led by John Key a shocking 0/10 rating, which Duncan Garner says is too harsh. [] The post Brash is spot on over Keys government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:21

Dear Enoch, "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



You will be very glad you made that little commentary on immigration back in the day Sir, as today you would be probably sharing defense strategy with Stephen Yaxley-Lennon for hate speech contempt off court and standing on public land attempting to inform  those interested what in your opinion was happening inside the Leeds Crown Court.
Sincerely yours

Fifty years ago last April Conservative MP Enoch Powell made a speech on the significant immigration then occurring with people from many then independent emerging nations taking the option of their birth to enter the UK to hopefully find a better life.
Originally referred to as The Birmingham Speech by Powell it was later termed "The Rivers Of Blood' Speech from a line used by Powell in his speech to a north England Conservative party conference, from  a BC era poem written by Virgil.
Being a Classical scholar Powell alluded to the lines of the epic poem: "As I look ahead I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I see the river Tiber foaming with much blood.

As nations confront Islamic immigration from young men of military age with clearly evident intentions not to assimilate western culture and traditions, the ruling classes are cowardly laying down to conform.
Hence poor old Boris Johnson is now in the sights of cowering political leadership for making a joke with some serious truth about Islam. With far too many piling into the man with a penchant for saying things many would like to say it is time to remember the 50th anniversary of Powell taking the opposing view  to Heaths Government. Heath, the bachelor choir boy who  found himself in the wrong party  who took the UK into the then common market before the one world government movement set out to destroy all that is "Great" about Great Britain with progression to European parliament

Of course while Powell and Johnson are current targets for Soros funded foot soldiers of the increasingly violent left, good old anti Semite Jerry Corbin can give total support to Hamas, Black September ( Killers of eleven at Munich Olympics) and various other anti Israel terrorists and that is OK.

Oh that someone of the intellect, intelligence and courage of Enoch Powell to manage Brexit.

01:00

Cartoon of the day by BoomSlang "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

Captain Underpants vs the truck driver from Huntly "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tuku Morgan is on the attack against the truck driver from Huntly aka King Theitia aka the Maori King: Quote: Tukoroirangi Morgan, the Mori Kings former adviser, has sent him a scathing three-page letter in which he calls him a puppet king. Morgan, a former MP and broadcaster, said in his letter to King Theitia that [] The post Captain Underpants vs the truck driver from Huntly appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Critics Picks The Big Lebowski "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A look at the Coen Brothers classic comedy

Superb cast led by Jeff Bridges with amongst others Steve Buscemi, John Turturro and John Goodman

00:00

Debating Maori seats is not divisive: What is divisive is Maori seats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When I read that Simon Bridges didnt want to abolish Maori seats because he thought that it would spark incredibly divisive debate my first reaction was exasperation because Maori seats are incredibly divisive! They are separatism and apartheid. They are discriminatory as they treat people differently on the basis of their race. They have no [] The post Debating Maori seats is not divisive: What is divisive is Maori seats appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Tuesday, 14 August

23:30

Crony Watch: Labour appoints Margaret Wilson to Waikato DHB "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour has appointed another crony to a position and again the cronyism is being promulgated by David Clark: Quote: Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced new appointments to the Waikato and Counties Manukau District Health Boards. Current chair of Bay of Plenty DHB Sally Webb has been appointed chair of Waikato DHB, while former [] The post Crony Watch: Labour appoints Margaret Wilson to Waikato DHB appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:27

STAND HAUMAHA DOWN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern (who made the appointment) should act immediately to stand Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha down as new allegations emerge concerning his possible witness tampering which is a criminal offense (s117 Crimes Act 1961).     It is reported that Haumaha made contact with a person(s) who had earlier accused him of workplace bullying ... a complaint that was never investigated until it was made public just a few days ago.

All this against the backdrop of a formal inquiry into the process surrounding his appointment.

 It is not tenable that Haumaha should continue to exercise his responsibilities as Deputy Police Commissioner with these allegations swirling about.   He must be stood down.

Ardern's failure to act raises huge questions as to whether she is being pressured by NZ First to go easy on Haumaha.    Haumaha has family ties with NZ First through their Deputy Leader Fletcher Taubateau and was, for a time, a NZ First candidate in the period leading up to the 2005 election before he withdrew his candidature for personal reasons while Peters himself, just last year, took time out to be the principal speaker at a function organised to recognise his (Haumaha's) appointment as Assistant Police Commissioner.



23:15

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.

23:00

Phil Goff tanks Aucklands reputation as a liveable city "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Goff isnt having much luck at the moment. The veteran protestor, who enjoyed free speech on the streets of Auckland in the 1970s but moved to shut down conservative speakers once he became mayor, is also now responsible for tanking Aucklands ranking as a liveable city: Quote: A top international list of the most [] The post Phil Goff tanks Aucklands reputation as a liveable city appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:45

Whale Meat competition "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

22:30

When is Ardern going to act like a leader over the Haumaha debacle? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The drip feed of information on Wally Haumaha continues. The latest news is that Haumaha contacted a witness to his alleged bullying just prior to the story emerging about that same alleged bullying: Quote: Police officer alerts management after Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha calls him in advance of Herald story about bullying allegations. Jared Savage [] The post When is Ardern going to act like a leader over the Haumaha debacle? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

plus a change, plus cest la mme chose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

22:00

Id go for cock-up over conspiracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There are accusations being hurled around parliament over the leak of Simon Bridges expenses. Some idiots, mostly in Labour, are suggesting it is a coup attempt but, as Tracy Watkins points out, that if that was the case then the leaker has to be a special kind of stupid: Quote: Was it an internal party [] The post Id go for cock-up over conspiracy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Jeremys I Didnt Inhale Moment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Blower Daily Telegraph 14082018

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Patrick Blower on Jeremy Corbyn admitting being present at wreath-laying for Munich terrorists but says I dont think I was actually involved in it

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

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Todays face of the day Leonie Hayden agrees with Labour MP Louisa Wall that the cartoons Al Nisbet drew in 2013 were insulting and promoted racial disharmony. She was no doubt disappointed that the High Court in Auckland found that Stuff did not breach the Human Rights Act in publishing them. Hayden, no doubt, was also [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Kim Hill in conversation with Gillian Triggs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another interesting piece from Kim Hill on 11/08/2018 was this discussion with Gillian Triggs, though some of her views are perhaps regressive when it comes to certain aspects of personal liberty

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/sat-20180811-0811-gillian_triggs_-_aussie_battler_for_human_rights-128.mp3

Gillian Triggs was a lawyer and academic specialising in international public law when she was named president of the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2012. An extremely controversial five years in the job followed, seeing Triggs fall afoul of the federal government after launching an inquiry into children in immigration detention, and other instances where she criticised Government actions and those of conservative media commentators.  One of her longstanding beliefs is that Australia needs its own Bill of Rights. Triggs was in Aotearoa this week as the inaugural speaker for the At the Forefront: Human Rights Speaker Series, an initiative of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is leonine (adj) 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion. 2. Resembling or suggestive of a lion, as in being powerful or dignified. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology :  The English adjective leonine comes from Latin lennus, a derivative of the noun le (inflectional stem len-), a [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 15 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave[c] behind. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:55

The Late, Late Movie: The Eternal Sea (1955) Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith, Dean Jagger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Taking place in WW2, and then Korea, The Eternal Sea (aka The Admiral Hoskins Story) is a 1955 American war film directed by John H. Auer and starring Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith and Ben Cooper. After an American naval officer loses his leg at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, he resists attempts to retire him and continues in the service after learning to cope with his disability. He goes on to be promoted to admiral and commands an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. The Eternal Sea was one of a number of more ambitious productions by Republic Pictures, which had traditionally made low-budget second features. Its release was undermined by the studios growing financial problems which led to its eventual closure in

14:55

The Late Movie: The Iron Maiden with Michael Craig "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This film has a great supporting cast of British stalwarts and is really quite amusing

13:55

Midnight Movie: Holiday On The Buses "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A movie derived from the TV Sitcom which was very popular in its day.

13:30

Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Round The Horne S01 E01 The Clissold Saga Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The classic and in many respects timeless comedy show, with an immensely talented cast. Hugely influential at the time on other comedians. Classic scripts by Barry Took and Marty Feldman.

Cast Kenneth Horne,Kenneth Williams,Hugh Paddick,Betty Marsden, Derek Smith

12:30

BBC Radio Comedy: Elvenquest S03 E03 Mines at Grazak-Dun "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

ElvenQuest is a comic fantasy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto, and starring Stephen Mangan, Alistair McGowan, Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman and Dave Lamb. The series takes place in the world of Lower Earth, a parody of Middle-earth from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. In Lower Earth, a band of warriors go forth to search for a mythical sword to save Lower Earth from the evil Lord Darkness (played by McGowan). In order to do so, they must find The Chosen One who will save Lower Earth. The Chosen One is Amis, a dog in the real world which belongs to a fantasy novelist called Sam Porter (played by Mangan) The first series was broadcast from 29 March to 3 June 2009 and the second from 18 November 2010. The third series began broadcasting from 17 October 2011. The fourth series began broadcasting 12 February 2013

Characters

Sam Porter (Stephen Mangan). An author of fantasy novels with a jaded attitude, especially towards his more fanatical fans. As the series opens his career and personal life are not going well.

Amis, the Chosen One (Dave Lamb). Originally Sams pet dog and best friend in the world, he transforms into a human in Lower Earth but retains canine traits and behaviours.

Vidar the Elf Lord, (Darren Boyd), last of a mighty family of Elf Lords, and the leader of the Questers, despite being somewhat dim. His name may be inspired by Varr, a god in Norse mythology associated with vengeance.

Penthiselea the Warrior Princess (Sophie Winkleman Series 13) (Ingrid Oliver Series 4) in silver breastplate armour and thigh-high boots, who has been promised to Vidar since childhood. Sam is very interested in her, but having been raised as a Warrior Princess she has no concept of relationships with men. Her name may be inspired by Penthesilea, a legendary Amazon warrior-queen.

Dean the Dwarf (Kevin Eldon), a mighty if diminutive warrior with unsavoury personal habits.

Lord Darkness (Alistair McGowan), Lord of Evil, whose efforts to dominate Lower Earth are frustrated by the Questers and his own staff of extremely dimwitted minions.

Kreech (Kevin Eldon), the Right Hand of Darkness, and only slightly less dimwitted than the other minions.

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12:00

CBS: Commentary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This item for CBS is well worth viewing and reading on how Ocasio-Cortez has a casual relationship with the truth that is very damaging to what she seeks to promote.

In other words what plays in the Bronx does not play in Peoria

11:30

Critics Picks: Chinatown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Superb movie,great cast and great direction.

Superb closing scene.

11:00

Tuesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We have already featured a quiz on caves on Whaleoil now here is a documentary on the Han Son Doong cave in Vietnam Breathtaking pictures show the worlds largest cave in Vietnam which has its own climate and CLOUDS. The spectacular Han Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so gigantic it could fit a 40-storey skyscraper [] The post Tuesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

A new form of tyranny: Bureaucracy kills free speech & liberty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post A new form of tyranny: Bureaucracy kills free speech & liberty appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Theological Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

I am woman hear me Whine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post I am woman hear me Whine appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S02 E12 One Dead Rat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

.S02 E05 truth or Dare not found

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. 

09:00

Bluebird K7 jet powered boat: A short history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This is a short documentary on the Bluebird K7 jet powered boat and the breaking of world water speed records. Very interesting. The post Bluebird K7 jet powered boat: A short history 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

Secrets of the Carry Ons 1998 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Along with McgIlls classic postcards, these are classics of British cinema and were just so funny in their way

 

07:00

Poll: Is it time for Israel to retake Gaza? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

What is the advertising value of a ban? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In a recent case of private companies exercising their right to de-platform voices they disagreed with, the controversial Alex Jones and his Infowars content was banned from various social media sites.  They included YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, MailChimp, Disqus, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest and several others. The curious thing is that these different organisations [] The post What is the advertising value of a ban? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:02

The Offendarati "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An excellent post from John Drinnan on free speech, which Adam had missed. Well worth reading.

06:00

Its hard to be funny when reality is even dumber than my jokes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Its not easy, trying to be satirical. First, you have to be funny, and I doubt my claim to such. But when youre trying to make reality look ridiculous, it doesnt help when reality gets more ridiculous than the joke. The Monty Python crew were a lot funnier than Ill ever pretend to be, and [] The post Its hard to be funny when reality is even dumber than my jokes 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"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and look at the new Gunts collection. The Gunts Tee for men is flying off the shelves. With plastic bags banned you ladies need a hilarious Gunts grocery bag.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:35

Dr Blake Mysteries S02 E10 An Invincible Summer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an Australian television series that premiered on ABC TV on 1 February 2013 at 8:30 pm] The series stars Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Doctor Lucien Blake, who returns home to Ballarat, northwest of Melbourne, in the late 1950s to take over his late fathers general medical practice and role as police surgeon after an absence of 30 years. Five series aired as of 2017, with a telemovie scheduled to close the program at the completion of the fifth season.

In October 2017, the Seven Network announced they acquired production rights for 2018. Producers later announced production would be suspended pending outcome of the police investigation of the sexual assault allegations directed at Craig McLachlan. He was cleared of the charges In April 2018, Seven Network announced a series of telemovies including all the present cast except Craig McLachlan

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04:30

The right to censor free speech: Part two "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Continuing from where we left off.  Brittany Hunters article written for the Foundation for Economic Education: Quote. The rise of the alt-right and the alt-left has brought all sorts of weirdos out of hiding and yes, some of them have views that most of us would deem inappropriate and even immoral. But banning them only shows that we [] The post The right to censor free speech: Part two appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A year living in London? You might as well smoke 251 cigarettes says new study which compares global cities air pollution levels to harm caused by tobacco Researchers have drawn parallels between air pollution and smoking cigarettes Transport and Environment Association examined the impact of long weekends Found that four-day break in Milan equivalent of [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:50

Oral Questions: 14 August 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Questions to Ministers Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Governments statements and actions? Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Treasury that weaker confidence, in conjunction with other data, highlights the risk that growth over the coming fiscal year may be weaker than forecast in the Budget, and [] The post Oral Questions: 14 August 2018 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:31

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S07 E01 Thats Entertainment "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.

03:30

Jacinda cancels summer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Satire In another defining moment for our generation, New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled summer. The announcement was made to a class of 8-year old pupils, a move which has come to typify New Zealands youth adjacent PM.  Calling it another generational moment where New Zealand can show real leadership to the world, [] The post Jacinda cancels summer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Audio: Conservative NZ cartoonist silenced? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you listen to the radio and hear an interview or commentary worth sharing with our readers please e-mail sb at whaleoil.co.nz and put Audio in the subject line. Please briefly tell me what the radio audio is about and the time and day it was recorded. Todays audio is from NewstalkZB in Christchurch and [] The post Audio: Conservative NZ cartoonist silenced? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

The result of the investigation into Labour Youth Camp sexual assaults "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Credit: Luke We have published many articles on the subject of the alleged sexual assaults on four underaged youth who were supplied with copious amounts of alcohol and left unsupervised at the Labour party summer youth camp. Here are just a few of them. The definitive timeline of [] The post The result of the investigation into Labour Youth Camp sexual assaults appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

Mock the Greens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Mocking the Green partys stupid ideas is both fun and effective. They are BANNING useful plastic bags They are BANNING your beloved pet cat And to top it off co-leader Marama Davidson is promoting the word C*nt! It is enough to drive our digital team to design greatness. Here are some of the new Whaleoil products [] The post Mock the Greens 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: Taken at St Arnaud looking down lake Rotoiti. Sunday 15 July about 3pm, from a 1930 Model A Ford after we had our annual Snow Run. 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.

01:45

How to share Whaleoil articles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whaleoil Tip for today: Share buttons! You may notice there are some share buttons to your favourite social media platform plus email and print options. Feel free to promote a post with your friends by using that facility. You will find them under the post if you scroll down to the end. In addition, there [] The post How to share Whaleoil articles appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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