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Monday, 21 May

22:30

Jacinda proves she is a silly little girl by attacking treasury too "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Arden has shown how silly she is by attacking treasury for advice on Phil Twyfords forlorn KiwiBuild project: Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her housing minister was wrong to call Treasury officials kids but has sided with him in disagreeing with their view that the Governments Kiwibuild promises are too ambitious. But rather than [] The post Jacinda proves she is a silly little girl by attacking treasury too appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Budget 2018: Bridges talks to Guyon Espiner makes major gaffe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not too bad, but his stupid presentation of how National would deal with Labours winter energy payments was a major gaffe and a gift to Labour, media and the twitterati 

RNZ

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/mnr-20180521-0844-national_would_cancel_winter_energy_payment_-_bridges-128.mp3

National leader Simon Bridges discusses the first Labour government Budget with Guyon Espiner. In the best of conditions theyre still managing to break their promises, he says. On the spending & borrowing choices we wouldnt have done that, he says. National would cancel winter energy payment, he tells us

22:00

Labour now have two choices: Catch and release or triple bunking "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour are set to show that they are incredibly soft on crime now that theyve cancelled the new prison at Waikeria. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: The Government has abandoned plans for a mega-prison in the Waikato, but has not yet revealed its back-up plan. The Corrections Department has sought approval to upgrade Waikeria Prison near [] The post Labour now have two choices: Catch and release or triple bunking appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

21:30

Budget 2018: Jami-Lee Ross "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bridges let Chief Whip Ross loose to wreak havoc 

21:15

If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you want to update your credit card details click here. If you want to upgrade or change your subscription click here. You can easily upgrade between subscription levels at any time by visiting your account page. When upgrading your subscription, it will be prorated based on the amount you have already paid and how much time is left on your [] The post If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Green party co-leader Marama Davidson says, Its wrong for the majority to be setting the rules for minorities. The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Budget 2018: Maori issues "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The lacklustere and hardly seen Maori Affairs Minister seeks to defend a budget which lacked substance for Maori. National did much better.

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/mnr-20180518-0743-budget_2018_kei_hea_te_putea_wheres_the_money-128.mp3

Kei hea te putea? Wheres the money? Maori-specific funding took a major hit in this budget, despite voters backing Labour in all seven Maori seats last election. Te Puni Kokiri will lose about $9 million this year as part of the 2018 Budget. TPK is the principal advisor on government-Maori relationships. It advises on policy affecting Maori wellbeing. And the government says it will lose a further $12 million over the next four years as the money is reprioritised to other areas. But Maori development minister Nanaia Mahuta told our reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui, the funding will be used to support whanau in other ways.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is scuttlebutt (noun) 1. (Nautical) (a) A cask on a ship used to hold the days supply of drinking water. (b) A drinking fountain on a ship. 2. (Slang) Gossip; rumour. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1805, cask of drinking water kept on a ships deck, having 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 22 21 Dont rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Profligate Phil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Goff sprays money everywhere. Yet rarely,if ever, do the media hold a man who campaigned on cutting waste to any form of account for his profligacy. Though RNZ try, especially Todd Niall.

RNZ Checkpoint

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ckpt-20180521-1723-akld_mayor_commissioned_report_without_councillors_knowledge-128.mp3

11:15

Budget 2018: Tamihere (aka Oliver Twist) laments failure to help Maori "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ

Despite all the handouts he is like Oliver Twist

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/mnr-20180521-0841-no_doubt_budget_failed_on_funding_for_maori_-_john_tamihere-128.mp3

Former Labour Cabinet Minister John Tamihere says he cant understand how Mori took a back seat in the governments priorities when there are 13 Mori MPs in the government. The Families package is great. Thats been very good for low-income families. Unusually though in the Budget theres no plan, he tells Susie Ferguson.

11:00

Monday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:45

Budget 2018: Kelvin Davis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Then we have the token Maori in Labours leadership, the normally absent Kelvin Davis

10:30

Jetboating after work, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Jetboating after work, New Zealand appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Manly Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Imam Tawhidi speaks with Pauline Hanson on Muslims in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Imam Tawhidi speaks with Pauline Hanson on Muslims in Australia appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Answers to questions about Political Islam "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It has become clear that the tyrants of Silicon Valley are determined to silence my voice and presence on social media. I am told constantly that my posts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube are being hidden, suppressed, shadow banned. I have been thrown in a dark basement in which my existence is only evident if you [] The post Answers to questions about Political Islam 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.  Posting that kind of humour [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Workers of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Comrades, SB has unwittingly brought us together with this series on the Workers of Whaleoil so I believe our time has come. I have managed to sneak this through under her postings to keep my confidentiality as we can no longer continue to strive under this yoke of capitalist oppression. I have recently had a [] The post Workers of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

Budget 2018: Focus on Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/fop-20180518-1838-focus_on_politics_for_18_may_2018-128.mp3

The Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, delivered the coalition Governments first budget this week, spreading the spending widely, but also keeping three-billion dollars in the kitty. Our Deputy Political Editor, Chris Bramwell takes a look at the budgets winners and losers.

07:00

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

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

06:45

Budget 2018: James Shaw "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Now we have the Greenie, James Shaw, toeing Winstons line, but Marama will imbue him with crap and love

Shaw seems always to be on another planet. Is he Vegan?

06:30

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

Its time for a romp down reminiscent road for the old white male (sexist assumption, but it was the 50s and 60s) readers of this series.  Who did not play with Fun Ho! Toys in their sandpit? And, at their current collectors prices, who wishes that they had kept them? Quote: Harold Jack Underwood, known [] The post Old white man of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Budget 2018: David Seymour "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Dancing With The Stars we have twinkletoes Seymour seeking to be relevant

06:15

Budget 2018: Winston Peters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The charlatan and bauble lover, Winston Peters

06:00

Markle Sparkle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I love the way the British do a ceremony. I really do. Nobody does it better. Every time they have a special occasion, they do it with precise timing and brilliant organisation. That is why I, and millions of other people, sat down to watch the Royal Wedding with friends, looking forward to the colour, [] The post Markle Sparkle appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Mental health break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Journalist sued for reporting the facts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Using the court system to try to silence journalists has sadly become more and more common these days. While legal jihad does have a chilling effect on other journalists it also brings to the publics attention the facts and allows the journalist (while defending themselves) to keep the facts in the public eye for [] The post Journalist sued for reporting the facts appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Did not get to see much Rugby this weekend thanks to the two love birds. Not complaining though I still managed to BBQ, had a few cold ones, and watched the wedding with my best friend of 37 years. Does not get much better than that? The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:45

RNZ Sunday: Fuel Future "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Sunday Morning

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sun-20180520-1140-matt_lamason_fat-fuelled_future-128.mp3

In June the Kapiti Bio-Diesel Co-operative will start supplying a small group of members with bio-diesel recycled from used oil from local fish and chip outlets. The scheme is the brain-child of Peoples Coffee founder Matt Lamason who says the bio-diesel will be both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than mineral diesel bought at the pump.

03:30

Comedy thats not "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Alice Snedden is still trying to fan the embers of outrage over Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apparently being called a stupid little girl by someone in parliament.  Quote: This week it was reported that a National MP made a sexist remark about Jacinda Ardern while debating in the House. Youll be familiar with Jacinda, shes [] The post Comedy thats not appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:15

And the Greens reveal their true racist and fascist beliefs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Green co-leader reveals the Greens true agenda. Marama Davidson makes clear her racist and fascist beliefs. She is anti-democracy. She promotes apartheid.  As she is co-leader Adam assumes James Shaw, Julie-Anne Genter and Eugenie Sage agree with her.

Let us not forget, that this is the party that supports Labour and NZ First in the coalition. When you read Davidsons remarks, you know that both Davidson and Peters are racist. From different perspectives, but both are racist and anti-democratic. Perhaps this explains the Green support for the waka jumping bill

03:00

Lets fix this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It has occurred to me that Lets fix this is a great alternative to numerous government working groups. Who needs expensive consultants with expense accounts when you can throw the problem to the Whaleoil readership and come up with multiple solutions quickly and easily. Today we will attempt to answer the following questions: How should [] The post Lets fix this appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:45

Tweet for Today 21/05/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is a parody, but very believable, including the classic misspellings

 

02:30

Identity for me, but not for thee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the latest social justice outrage, commentator Sean Plunket stated that Golriz Ghahraman abandoned her country and implied that, as a foreign interloper, she shouldnt be telling people what to teach their children in New Zealand : Plunket then made the fundamental mistake of apologising for telling the truth. This allowed Golriz to perform her [] The post Identity for me, but not for thee 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: Kaiaraara bay, Great Barrier island. **The winner of the competition will be announced and contacted when the reader who sent in the photo tells me which answer from yesterday was the most accurate. window@whaleoil.co.nz Please put View From My Window in the subject line. The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Even cougars hate road maggots "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not many people like road maggots, and now we know cougars dont like them either. No, not that kind of cougar.Quote: One man is dead and another is injured after they were attacked by a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington State, police said. King County Sheriffs spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the pair, [] The post Even cougars hate road maggots appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Cartoon of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

New Zealand called out at UN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Shalom.Kiwi reports: Quote: New Zealands moral deficiency was called out at the UN today by Richard Kemp, a former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland, who also served with NATO and the United Nations. He tweeted: New Zealand Ambassador at UN talks about a one-sided loss of life in [] The post New Zealand called out at UN appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

RNZ Mediawatch: Matt Nippert Putting NZ journalism in the global loop "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some interesting observations in this piece

Colin Peacock

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/mwatch-20180520-0908-matt_nippert_putting_nz_journalism_in_the_global_loop-128.mp3

The reporter who won the big prize at last weeks Voyager Media Awards says the biggest stories in the world these days are often cracked by reporters working across borders. He wants to put New Zealand investigative journalism into the international frame. But how would that work?

00:00

Ask me anything: ACTs maverick in Northcote, Stephen Berry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This morning ACTs maverick in Northcote, Stephen Berry, is live on Whaleoil and available to answer your questions. This is Stephens second visit to Whaleoil and we welcome him back. His guest post is below. Up until the beginning of May the Northcote by-election looked like it was going to be the countrys slowest drag [] The post Ask me anything: ACTs maverick in Northcote, Stephen Berry appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Sunday, 20 May

23:30

Brash: Respect No votes on Maori wards "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tamati Coffey is having trouble understanding what democracy means. Don Brash assists him: Quote: Politicians and media should respect the substantial votes against Maori wards in four districts, Hobsons Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. Of those who voted, Palmerston North residents were 68.8% against Maori wards, Western Bay of Plenty 78.2% against, Whakatane 56.4% [] The post Brash: Respect No votes on Maori wards appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Not a bloody clue: National respond to Grant Robertsons budget "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The National party oppositions response to Grant Robertsons first budget has been as underwhelming as the document itself. Simon Bridges insistence that Robertson had delivered a tax, borrow and spend budget was as absurd as it was unimaginative. Indeed, it confirmed the first impression of many on the Right that Bridges wasnt (and still isnt) ready for the responsibilities of leadership. Set against the performance of Amy Adams, Nationals Finance Spokesperson, however, Bridges response to Robertsons budget was masterful. Adams is clearly out of her depth in her current role and should be replaced at the earliest opportunity. The post Not a bloody clue: National respond to Grant Robertsons budget appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ann Telnaes Washington Post

ann_telnaes_17052018

A Chinese government-owned company will be part of a deal involving building a theme park in Indonesia that will include a Trump hotel and condos. Wonder what that has to do with the presidents tweet on Sunday calling to save Chinese jobs at the telecommunications company ZTE?

23:00

Great news, rich pricks can buy affordable homes under government scheme "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Twyford has let the cat out of the bag. Rich pricks will be able to buy up affordable KiwiBuild homes under the KiwiBuild scheme. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: People wanting to buy one of the Governments affordably priced homes will not be income-tested. That means high-income earners will not be blocked from purchasing [] The post Great news, rich pricks can buy affordable homes under government scheme appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Yes Nanaia dear, thats the general idea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Nanaia Mahuta, the Tainui Princess aka Nanaiapotamus, doesnt want to build a new prison in her electorate because if you build it, it will get filled up with prisoners: Quote: The government may not be going ahead with the mega prison at Waikeria, after the Maori Development Minister said today they would not throw $1 [] The post Yes Nanaia dear, thats the general idea appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Roger Donaldson and Ian Mune Winners and Losers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Saturday

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sat-20180519-0812-roger_donaldson_and_ian_mune_-_winners_and_losers-128.mp3

In 1976, the first prime time drama series to be independently produced in NZ, Winners and Losers, made its debut, featuring seven short story adaptations from some of NZs finest writers including Katherine Mansfield, Frank Sargeson and Witi Ihimaera. The production which launched the careers of many local actors was written and directed by Roger Donaldson and Ian Mune, who have just finished supervising the restoration of the landmark series with the help of New Zealand On Air funding. The newly digitised series is to be launched at Park Road Post Production in Wellington at 6pm on Weds 23 May, and will be available at nzonscreen.com from the same day.

22:00

Budget 2018: Questions remain over new broadcasting spending "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Colin Peacock

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/mwatch-20180516-2208-questions_remain_over_new_broadcasting_spending-128.mp3

The government has allocated an additional $15 million in the Budget for public broadcasting, but it is not clear where the new investment will go or when the public will see the benefits.

22:00

Medical students upset over Labours blue budget "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I dont think the budget has made anyone happy. The list of those upset with Labours blue budget is growing. This time it is medical students: Quote: Medical students are upset with the Government for not getting rid of a cap on the number of years a student can get a student loan. The National [] The post Medical students upset over Labours blue budget appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

21:15

If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you want to update your credit card details click here. If you want to upgrade or change your subscription click here. You can easily upgrade between subscription levels at any time by visiting your account page. When upgrading your subscription, it will be prorated based on the amount you have already paid and how much time is left on your [] The post If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In summary, todays face of the day, along with other journalists, falsely accused President Donald Trump of calling illegal immigrants animals. Trumps remarks, in fact, were directed at gang members from the murderous MS-13. What makes her false accusation stand out from the other journalists false accusations is a tweet from her past. The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is panchreston (noun) A proposed explanation intended to address a complex problem by trying to account for all possible contingencies but typically proving to be too broadly conceived and therefore oversimplified to be of any practical use. Source : Dictionary.com Etymology : English panchreston comes via Latin panchrstos good for [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:30

Farmers look at options for curbing greenhouse gases "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Insight looks at how farmers are confronting climate change

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/inst-20180518-0810-insight_farming_and_the_fight_against_climate_change-128.mp3

As the interim climate commission begins its work, one of its most controversial tasks is to determine how agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme. At the same time, farmers have an increasing number of options to curb emissions. (More at the link referenced above)

13:45

Tweet for Today 20/05/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

13:20

11:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In this video, Israeli Micah Avni addresses the UN Human Rights Council about the Palestinian authorities who are paying murderers for killing Jews. Its great that President Trump has stopped payments to the UN group that funds the Palestinian authorities, but still, too many countries, including NZ, have pledged financial support to the Palestinians. The post Sunday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Interview with Swedish woman who has fled to Hungary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz An interesting TV interview with a Swedish woman who has fled to Hungary because Islamic Sweden is now too dangerous. The post Interview with Swedish woman who has fled to Hungary appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Quillette: Discussion with founder and editor Claire Lehmann "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This video is interesting because its Peterson openly trying to help this site increase its Patreon funding.  As a result of Peterson posting the video their monthly funding has increased from 4000 to 7000+ $US (she says on it somewhere [] The post Quillette: Discussion with founder and editor Claire Lehmann appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Higher Trails by NZ artist John Hanlon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz John is the only NZ artist to win song of the year and songwriter of the year for 3 successive years which he did in the 1970s. Probably his best-remembered song is the song that was written for an advert [] The post Higher Trails by NZ artist John Hanlon 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. Posting that kind of humour [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Historical Jerusalem: Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

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

Since Cook was our very able C man, it is only right that Abel should be invited to join us for T.  Quote: Abel Janszoon Tasman was born, probably in 1602 or 1603, at Lutjegast, Netherlands. [] Tasman, in service with the Dutch East India Company, was first mate of the Weesp in 1634 and later that year [] The post Old white man of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Gaza: Prison or the new Hong Kong? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Disclaimer: The writer has never been to Gaza nor Hong Kong and relies on reports and information presented by others that are all available on the Internet for anyone to check out for themselves. Both countries have large population densities, places for rich and poor, and a tourist trade. Israelis living in Gaza left in [] The post Gaza: Prison or the new Hong Kong? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Mental health break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Budget 2018: Judith Collins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Then we have Judith Collins, in full cry and justifying Bridges faith in putting her up instead of Amy Adams

04:30

How do you confuse a music-loving, social justice warrior who is a third wave feminist? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Question: How do you confuse a music-loving, social justice warrior who is a third wave feminist? Answer: You show them, Netta, performing Toy and winning the Eurovision song competition. Nettas style may not be everyones cup of tea but there is no denying her huge talent or her originality. Her song has gone viral and for the [] The post How do you confuse a music-loving, social justice warrior who is a third wave feminist? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A beautiful hand drawn map done in 1854 by Alexander von Humboldt. The map portrays the worlds tallest mountains and longest rivers The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Climate skeptics more eco friendly "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whod have thunk it. Those who are sceptical about climate change are more eco-friendly than those who make a song and dance about it. Breitbart explains: Quote: QuoteAmericans who are skeptical about climate change engage in personal behavior that is more friendly to the environment than climate alarmists, who support increased government regulation, a new [] The post Climate skeptics more eco friendly appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Lets fix this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lets fix this is the Whaleoil alternative to numerous government working groups. Who needs expensive consultants with expense accounts when you can throw the problem to the Whaleoil readership and come up with multiple solutions quickly and easily. Today we will attempt to answer the following questions: What should we do with someone on [] The post Lets fix this appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Save the fish: Ban plastic bags "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Quote: Its the latest moral panic. Soon, were told, there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish. The floating island of plastic known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now three times the size of France. Fish are becoming so addicted to pollution they actually prefer plastic microbeads to real food. Its killing whales. Etc. Of course [] The post Save the fish: Ban plastic bags appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

Budget 2018: Marama Davidson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is one of the most cringeworthy speeches ever, she lauds the Greens non-achievements and trumpets aspirations as fact, using phrases that make one want to hide in a cave.

Here Adam has just posted the video and Hansard record, but we will return to this rubbish and attempt to fathom the implications in a later post.

From Hansard

MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-LeaderGreen): Madam Deputy Speaker, Id just like to let the previous member, Jami-Lee Ross, know Ive just ordered him some lunch because he sounded a bit hangry in that whole speech there. Some food is on its way, Jami-Lee Ross. Likewise, the Leader of the Opposition couldnt believe what he was hearing today, couldnt believe the positive turn that this Government has taken, to the point where he had to call it a fake Budget. But let me reassure the Opposition that this is real. This is happening, this is not a dream, there is nothing wrong with their television sets, and the red pill wont do anything, because this is reality.

This is what a real Government looks like: a Government with purpose, a Government which takes positive action, a Government which is united, focused, and getting things done. This Budget begins the process of rebuilding our public services that the previous Government broke, restoring our health and education systems, putting in place the foundations for our future, and, importantly, putting in place the foundations for a green future.

But I can see why some of the members opposite are confused and a bit hungry. You see, a real Government builds houses and actually shelters our people without a home. Instead, National stuffed around as rents and house prices exploded. A real Government funds hospitals to deliver the best healthcare in the world to our people. Instead, National blew smoke rings while mould ruined the walls of Middlemore Hospital, the hospital where I have given birth to three of my babies. A real Government funds front-line family violence services to ensure victims of domestic violence can get help when they actually need it. National stood by while Relationships Aotearoa folded, Shakti Wellington had to beg for funding, and Christchurch lost its only Rape Crisis centre. A real Government gives our kids the best start in life and a world-class education.

Hon Jacqui Dean...

02:00

View from your window: Competition photo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? This is the competition photo of the month where the winner wins a one Kilo bag of Coffee Vice coffee beans from our generous sponsor Bluburd. We need you to be as detailed as possible with your answer. Yesterdays photo: Helicopter approaching Everest Base Camp, Nepal, two weeks ago.   window@whaleoil.co.nz [] The post View from your window: Competition photo appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Why I love climate change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A guest post. When I picked up my grandson from football on Saturday he was sopping wet.  I commiserated but his cheerful response was, at least its warm, Pop. And, so it was indeed, unusually warm and pleasant for the middle of May.  No heaters running, no heat pumps chewing through electricity, no open fires [] The post Why I love climate change appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The post Whaleoil music quiz appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

When are politicians going to learn voters dont want separate Maori wards? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another vote, another predictable result. The only people surprised by this outcome are the wombles who put up the proposal for Maori wards in the first place. Quote: Palmerston North people have spoken and more than two-thirds who voted were in opposition to creating separate Mori wards. Results from a binding poll came in on Saturday [] The post When are politicians going to learn voters dont want separate Maori wards? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Our ignorance of Palestinian jihad "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the devastating one-sided loss of life in Jerusalem after Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters who opposed the opening of the US Embassy there.  End of quote Perhaps our prime minister would be less critical if the body count was 50/50, half Israeli and half Palestinian. It [] The post Our ignorance of Palestinian jihad appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Saturday, 19 May

23:30

$935,000 for what? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Goff said he was going to stop the waste. Yet the latest example of his total failure is this

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ckpt-20180518-1814-auckland_council_paid_935_000_for_report_with_no_result-128.mp3

Todd Niall reports for RNZ.

Goff is treating Auckland with contempt.

23:30

Recipe of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Pineapple Cheese Cake Base 1 pkt wholemeal malt biscuits 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 oz melted butter 2 tbsp brown sugar Filling 1/2 to 2 tbsp gelatin 1/4 pint whipped cream 3 oz lemon juice 1/4 cup boiling water 1 tin sweetened condensed milk 1 small tin crushed pineapple 12 oz cream cheese Base: Crush biscuits [] The post Recipe of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Review: Secrets of PMQs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Times has authors Ayesha Hazarika & Tom Hamilton in to discuss their new book on Prime Minister's Questions, Punch & Judy Politics. The post Review: Secrets of PMQs appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Out-of-control state-sector wages going to become an issue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rob Hosking writes at NBR: Quote: That touches on another dubious projection in the budget: the state sector wages bill. That grew 3% in the 2016 financial year, 3.8% in the 2017 year, and is projected to rise 4.7% for the current year before falling back to a 3% increase in 2019. Oh, and then [] The post Out-of-control state-sector wages going to become an issue appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Budget 2018: More reaction to the budget of Broken Promises "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On Friday night Checkpoint looked at some reactions to Budget 2018. The budget of Broken Promises from the government of student politicians

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ckpt-20180518-1713-national_attacks_labour_over_tax_and_spend_budget-128.mp3

National was predictable, but essentially correct, then the left hoed in

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ckpt-20180518-1716-budget_did_nothing_for_workload_or_pay_teachers_say-128.mp3

Plus of course the abject failure to actually do anything for Maori, because racehorses are more deserving

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ckpt-20180518-1742-budget_criticised_for_not_doing_enough_for_maori-128.mp3

22:30

Audrey Young points out that Labours promises arent worth the paper they were printed on "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Audrey Young, who has been quite the cheerleader for Jacinda Ardern, has finally spat out the Kool-Aid after the budget. She points out just how few of Labours election promises are being honoured: Quote: National isnt saying Labour should have spent less, nor is it saying it should have spent more. National is essentially saying [] The post Audrey Young points out that Labours promises arent worth the paper they were printed on appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Budget 2018: Simon Bridges responding to Robertsons budget "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Transcript to come.

Bridges was in good form and made some excellent points. He could have gone harder on the lack of moves to grow the economy.

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