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Wednesday, 19 September

15:30

Boris caught out "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Christian Adams Evening Standard 18092018

Christian Adams on Downing Street slaps down Boris Johnsons claim backstop border would lead to Brexit write-off

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12:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E12 The Wages Of Sin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

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

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

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

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

11:00

Wednesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didnt happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. Its more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to [] The post Wednesday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Elliot Ikilei on David Farrars article about Massey University "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz   The post Elliot Ikilei on David Farrars article about Massey University appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

BBC Classic Drama: Barchester Chronicles #2/7 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

The Barchester Chronicles is a 1982 British television serial produced by the BBC. It is an adaptation of Anthony Trollopes first two Chronicles of Barsetshire novels, The Warden and Barchester Towers. The series was directed by David Giles. Location work was filmed in and around Peterborough Cathedral, using locations such as the Deanery and Laurel Court. The series starred Donald Pleasence as Mr Harding, Nigel Hawthorne as Archdeacon Grantly, Angela Pleasence as Mrs Grantly, Cyril Luckham as Bishop Grantly, David Gwillim as John Bold, George Costigan as Tom Towers, John Ringham as Finney, Barbara Flynn as Mary Bold, Janet Maw as Eleanor Harding, Clive Swift as Bishop Proudie, Geraldine McEwan as Mrs Proudie, Alan Rickman as Obadiah Slope, Susan Hampshire as Signora Madeline Neroni, and Ursula Howells as Miss Thorne.

10:00

Wednesday Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S03 E20 Diminished Responsibility "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

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

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

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

09:30

Shut up Serena Williams "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Is education a waste of time for married women? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This is fascinating not so much for the attitudes (probably typical of the time) but the respectfulness of the debate. Such polar views, but respectful nevertheless. The post Is education a waste of time for married women? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S03 E01 & E02 Cast Not Your Pearls Before Swine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not all episodes play in all countries

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

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

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

08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here.   Cam spotted [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

07:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart this day in 1960 with The Twist. Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 in 1969 with their single Bad Moon Rising. In 1981 The Rolling Stones album Tattoo You started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US charts. Born on this day [] The post Today in rock history 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

Everything about sharia is wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Brace yourselves, people: this was actually published in The Guardian. I read the Grauniad so you dont have to, but sometimes, its actually worth it for more than comedic fodder. This is one of those rare moments. Quote: The recent global day against the imminent stoning of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiani in Iran for adultery is an [] The post Everything about sharia is wrong appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Who doesnt want to be obeyed? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We all know that a lot of people get offended easily these days (very easily in some cases) but this article in a newspaper will really make you wonder. quote: When it comes to break-ups, people often talk of there being a particular moment that made them realise their relationship was over. For one woman, [] The post Who doesnt want to be obeyed? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

2 million Countdown bags in the rivers each year "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yes, that is the frightening statistic from Countdowns Craig Taylor. 42,000 plastic bags going into waterways every week equals 2,184,000 Countdown plastic bags going into waterways every year.  How many have you seen floating by? The article is not clear whether all stores means all 10 in the Bay of Plenty or all Countdown stores [] The post 2 million Countdown bags in the rivers each year appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Four Days in November JFKs Assasination "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From David Wolper in the aftermath of JFKs assassination.

04:30

Cabinet is now a creche "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The puff pieces from overseas media outlets continue. While the local media are now aware of the considerable shortcomings of our current prime minister, the foreign media still treats Jacinda like the woman who is going to save the world single-handedly. Honestly, it is becoming quite sickening, particularly when you know the truth about our [] The post Cabinet is now a creche appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click on image for a high-res view Just another day in Paradise Map What is clear is that Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe are not overly ecstatic about life at present. This is a huge generalisation and I am sure there will be many happy souls from these parts. I hope their happiness rubs onto [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

A pioneering New Zealand Feminist: Wilhelmina Bain "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today is the 125th anniversary of the Electoral Act being passed in New Zealand; the first sovereign nation to recognise the right for women to vote. While figures such as Kate Shepherd will be spoken of and remembered on this day, the work and exploits of one of the pioneering spirits of New Zealands social [] The post A pioneering New Zealand Feminist: Wilhelmina Bain appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Please update your banned word list "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Now that the co-leader of the Gunts has reclaimed one of the words on the banned word list, it is time to add a new one and update all the existing lists. Several words will remain in place on the banned word list; there is the n-word, the f-word, the p-word, the h-word, the s-word [] The post Please update your banned word list appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:45

Oral questions: 19 September 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? JO LUXTON to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What reports has he seen on the New Zealand housing market? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Will she release today all communications between herself, her staff, and her Ministers in respect of [] The post Oral questions: 19 September 2018 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

1500 Charter school students have nothing to celebrate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is a dark day for 1500 Charter school students. There is absolutely nothing to celebrate in Minister Hipkins announcement yesterday that all 12 Charter school operators who applied to establish state schools have been approved to do so. Two additional schools that were previously approved to open have chosen not to, those being Vanguard [] The post 1500 Charter school students have nothing to celebrate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

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

In response to the call for Auckland oilers, we had a request for a Nelson catch up. Any Whaleoil readers who are interested in meeting up dont be like the prime minister. Put the details below in your diary now. When:  Friday 21st September at 12 pm Where: Sprig & Fern, 280 Hardy St, Nelson [] The post Nelson oilers: Anyone keen to meet up? 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: Fat Pigeon Cafe, Pio Pio NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S03 E05 It Never Rained In Those Days "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

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

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

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

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

01:39

Audio: David Farrar interviewed by Leighton Smith about Jan Thomas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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01:30

Plastic bag ban creates opportunity for advertising "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It hit me yesterday when reading Christies funny post about the rash of missing Countdown baskets that this is a huge marketing opportunity for canny companies. If Countdown and other supermarkets are going to inconvenience their customers and take away their free access to branded plastic bags that advertise their supermarket then other companies can [] The post Plastic bag ban creates opportunity for advertising appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:01

Fake news grows when gatekeepers go "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

Mainstream news outlets have gatekeepers.

Theyre the people who decide what is real news and what is not.

Theyre human and so not perfect.

They can let their bias colour decisions and, not knowing what they dont know, let the wrong story through without at least some balance from the right one.

But they are still there to draft off deliberate and dangerous fake news.

Social media doesnt have gatekeepers and without them fake news grows and spreads.

Lies, defamatory comments and accusations and false statements not only get published they go viral, infecting the world with untruths and fiction purporting to be facts.

In when anti-1080 activism grew  noisy and got uglyHayden Donnell  shows how its done:

. . .What caused the sudden escalation? Part of the answer can perhaps be traced back to October last year, when anti-1080 leaders held a think-tank near Nelson. There

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01:00

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

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00:59

Ratepayers report released "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The Taxpayers Union and the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance have released this years Ratepayers Report, online government league table:

With these league tables, New Zealanders can easily compare their local council performance and financial position against similarly sized councils and types.

By setting out more than two thousand data points, Ratepayers Report provides transparency, so no-one can credibly claim cherry-picking or a political agenda. The league tables set out metrics such as Council debt, assets, spending and staff costs, all on a per-ratepayer basis.

Some councils do very well in the league tables, some not so much. Every council has checked its own numbers and approved it for accuracy.

Across the country council borrowing continues to skyrocket. On average, councils have increased the share of debt for each of their ratepayers by $244  a 5.3 percent increase in borrowing in just a year!

The data shows why Auckland Ratepayers, in particular, have

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00:57

$1 in 3 wastefullly spent by govt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The New Zealand Initiatives Fit for Purpose? Are Kiwis getting the government they pay for? shows were not getting value for money.

Dr Bryce Wilkinson explains:

Taxes in New Zealand have risen four times faster than incomes in the 20th century. Taxes now take more of our income than in almost any country outside Europe. We have become a high tax country.

We, the public, need the government to spend our tax money well.

Government is a dominant provider of many activities, including health and education. Poor performance here would harm current and future New Zealanders.

Government also dictates much resource use through ownership and regulation. It is a major landowner, and there are 50 times more Parliamentary Acts now than in 1908.

It should aim to get the best possible outcomes for New Zealanders from its assets. It should also regulate wisely and administer those regulations well.

The

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00:52

A message from the Free Speech Coalition on Massey University "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Last evening Massey University sent us its response to our information requests, filed under the Official Information Act, after Don Brash was banned from speaking on its campus. David Farrar, a member of the Coalition, has blogged his first impressions of the internal email correspondence: Quote: Massey lying over cancellation of Brash speech Since the backlash over Vice-Chancellor Jan [] The post A message from the Free Speech Coalition on Massey University appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Bridges v Ardern: QT today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges succeeds in exposing Arderns lack of grace

00:30

Trump-like? You have got to be kidding me "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I cannot believe that the current leader of National, Simon Bridges would think that it was a good idea to compare Prime Minister Ardern to President Trump. Which group of voters is he trying to appeal to? Certainly not voters like me who think that President Trump with all his faults is doing a fantastic [] The post Trump-like? You have got to be kidding me appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:10

Audio: Chris Lynch interview with Don Brash about Massey Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:00

Kiwisaver: Bringing kindness back? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stuff reports: quote: A 39-year-old man with Down syndrome who wants access to his KiwiSaver funds early has taken his fight to Parliament. Tim Fairhall spoke to MPs in Parliament on Wednesday appealing to have access to his KiwiSaver funds before the age of 65 so he could travel overseas to see his brother [] The post Kiwisaver: Bringing kindness back? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Tuesday, 18 September

22:30

Bleg: Is this due to capitalism? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I hear this sort of thing a lot and want to hear your views.  I will give a view in the future.

Also we used to just play Sim City 2000 in economics class at high school and I thought it would be cool if the individuals in the city followed rules something they talked about for the latest Sim City but didnt really do.  So remember any model we build to explain this is sort of like that, just maybe less entertaining with a dearth of colourful sounds.

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