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Monday, 11 June

22:00

Winston acts against Bennett et al for breaching his privacy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As predicted here over the past weeks, Paula Bennetts day of reckoning has come closer. Winston Peters has decided to proceed with a breach of privacy tort against Paula Bennett, Brendan Boyle and Peter Hughes: Quote: Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has begun new legal action seeking $450,000 for alleged [] The post Winston acts against Bennett et al for breaching his privacy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

21:30

Atlantic Radio The North Korea Summit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/atl3511426037.mp3

Two of the worlds most volatile heads of stateKim Jong Un and Donald Trumphave moved in the span of a year from trading insults to trading fawning letters. Now, theyre days away from the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Between Kims nuclear ambitions and Trumps political pressures, the stakes of this exchange couldnt be higher. Are we headed toward the worlds most unlikely match? Or its worst diplomatic divorce?

Links

 The Threat to Kim Jong Un Within North Korea (Uri Friedman, June 4, 2018)
 So Is the North Korea Summit Back On, or What? (Uri Friedman, May 31, 2018)
 How South Korea Pulled Trump and Kim Back From the Brink (Uri Friedman, May 27, 2018)
 South Koreas President Moon is the man in the (very precarious) middle (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, May 28, 2018)
 Former South Korean National-Security Adviser: The U.S. May Have to Withdraw Some Troops (Uri Friedman, May 23, 2018)
 Trumpism: Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Stick (Uri Friedman, April 6, 2018)
 The Man Behind the North Korea Negotiations (S. Nathan Park, March 12, 2018)

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"

Andrew Littles plan to remove the three strikes legislation is dead and todays face of the day killed it. 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 yarborough (noun) (Games) A bridge or whist hand containing no honour cards (nothing above nine). Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : In bridge/whist, a hand with no card above a nine, 1874, said to be so called for an unnamed Earl of Yarborough who bet 1,000 to 1 [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 12 22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:15

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

President Trump calls into his favorite Fox morning news program and predictably looks out for Number One.

Ann Telnaes Washington Post

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15:30

Filling the Swamp "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ann Telnaes Washington Post

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had an aide contact fast-food company Chick-fil-A to inquire about a potential business opportunity for his wife.

14:27

It's time to call their bluff. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 Workers are gaining confidence since the election of the new Govt.  Now is the time to push forward.

There is a pervasive myth on the left that while we may want to see significant, systemic change to society, we have to constantly tone down the demands we make and the reforms we argue for, because doing so will win support from business and the media and neutralise the arguments that National and their outriders try to make. This argument has been disproven time and time again, and this article demonstrates precisely why. Simon Bridges is saying that Ardern and her Government "must pause radical reforms or risk economic consequences of falling business confidence".

Now, which of the policies that the Government is proposing are "radical reforms"? Apparently, the main "radical reform" is the ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling--a supposed environmental win which in reality is tiny and fairly meaningless, given the likely expansion of onshore drilling, and given the difficulty at this stage of finding anywhere else to drill in our oceans since all of the low hanging fruits for offshore drilling have already been handed out in decades-long permits, which Labour have committed to honouring. The other concern Bridges mentioned is the minor changes the Government is proposing to industrial relations.

We saw this exact same thing during the election. National didn't care for a second that Labour and the Greens had committed to neoliberal, small government economics with the Budget Responsibility Rules. They accused Labour of having an $11 billion hole in their manifesto, the media endlessly repeated it as if it were true, and the kind of people who fall for that kind of rhetoric were convinced. The kind of people who aren't inclined to believe National didn't. Labour didn't fight back, they conceded ground, and did a u-turn on their tax policy.

It is so important for those of us who do want real change to understand that moderating all of the reforms we propose, that giving up on hope of significant progress in favour of tinkering around the edges to blunt the worst aspects of the system we live under, never actually works. A supposedly progressive Government can put forw...

12:00

RNZ Checkpoint: Trump and Kim in Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Checkpoint talks to Anna Fifield from Washington Post

11:00

Political Thriller: Secret State with Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance #4/4 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Text from Wikipedia

Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullins novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the relationship between a democratically elected government, the military and big business.

https://youtu.be/b8oziItM1_w

In the run up to a general election, a devastating industrial accident on Teesside leaves 19 people dead and raises questions about the safety procedures of a US petrochemical company, PetroFex. The British Prime Minister claims to have secured a compensation package from them, but on his return from PetroFex HQ, his plane crashes in the Atlantic under mysterious circumstances. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) takes command, and during his quest to find the truth and justice for the victims, he uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system

Main Cast

  • Gabriel Byrne as Tom Dawkins MP, the former Deputy Prime Minister who becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the death of his predecessor, Charles Flyte. 

  • Charles Dance as John Hodder MP, the Chief Whip.

  • Stephen Dillane as Paul Jacob Clark, the CEO of PetroFex.

  • Rupert Graves as Felix Durrell MP, the Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Ralph Ineson as Sergeant Wrigglesworth, Dawkins Diplomatic Protection Group bodyguard.

  • Russell Kilmister as Nillis Jacobson, a senior executive at PetroFex....

11:00

Monday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

People discussing a Counter argument to the argument that Muslims use when they compare the violence of Mohammeds teachings and the Old Testament. The topic goes from approx 1:05:45 to 1:15:05 The post Monday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:45

Labours 3 strikes backdown a choreographed charade by Ardern and Peters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Earlier today Adam posted this comment on a thread at Kiwiblog re a post by David Farrar :-

I think this was a put-up job. Little and Ardern signalled their virtue to the lefties and Greens, then signalled Winston to veto the whole thing, so he could gain the plaudits of the hangem, shootem, disembowelm brigade and bolster his poll numbers.
The whole thing was a dishonest charade from the beginning orchestrated by Ardern, Peters and their key supporters. By doing it before the maternity leave Peters will not appear to be usurping Queen Jacinda whilst Acting PM.

The idea that Peters stuck by a campaign promise is laughable.
I believe DPF and others have been hoodwinked by Ardern and Peters.

David Farrars post to which the comment thread related was entitled:-

Well done Winston three strikes safe

In his post DPF wrote amongst other comments:-

Good to see NZ First stand up for the policies they campaigned on. Repealing Three Strikes would have been a political disaster for them, and would have resulted in many more victims of crime.

Ironically Labour would have been heavily punished if they had gone ahead, so NZ First has actually saved them from themselves. I think this one issue could have lost them the next election.

Those two paragraphs sum up why Adam believes his thesis is correct. Mr Farrar is far too gracious in his post.

Indeed Eric Crampton of the NZ Initiative tweeted earlier today:-

Adam would suggest that Mr Cramptons more cynical view is the more probable, than Mr Farrars, but then Adam is a cynic and not so  inclined to give either Ardern or Peters the benefit of any doubt.

Furthermore, both Ardern and Peters are b...

10:30

The quiet conquest: Muslim Brotherhood in Germany & Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post The quiet conquest: Muslim Brotherhood in Germany & Turkey appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:27

IS ST JACINDA'S POSTER BOY IN BIG TROUBLE? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The left rejoice in portraying Justin Trudeau as the new face of social-democratic politics,   Certainly St Jacinda is all over him as a bosom buddy.

Seems though Canadians have woken up to the fact that, like many socialists, Trudeau is all piss and wind.    Just two years out from his stunning victory the gloss has well and truly disappeared.

The latest poll conducted by Forum Research (the Forum Poll) has the Conservatives on 46% ... 16% ahead of the Liberals on 30% with the New Democratic Party (which embodies elements of Social-Credit) third on 18%.  The Greens are sitting at 4% while the Bloc Quebecois is on 2%.

Translated into seats and this would see the Conservatives governing in their own right with 234 seats with the Liberals reduced to a rump of just 72 seats.   The NDP would end up with 30 seats, 13 down from the 43 they currently hold and the Greens and BQ one seat each.

Trudeau's approval rating as PM reflects those numbers.   It's in free-fall with only 35% approval compared with 56% disapproval ... giving a net favourable score of -21.

A straw to the wind was the Ontario Provincial election held last Friday.   There the Progressive Conservatives ousted the ruling Liberal Party winning 76 seats (with 63 seats needed for a majority). The Liberals were reduced to just seven seats and so lost official party status in recording the worst result in that party's 161 year history.   The NDP became the opposition with 40 seats.  

Clearly what 'God' giveth God can taketh away (and quickly).   Ms Fairy Stardust with her feet increasingly revealed as being made of clay should take note and worry.


10:00

Manly Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E05 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

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

Sorry but S02 E04 appears to be missing


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

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

09:30

Geert Wilders: Free Tommy Robinson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Tommy Robinson is a Freedom Fighter. He says what no one dares to say. He has guts, he has courage and that is more than we can say for all those people who govern us. Because our governments (EU) sold [] The post Geert Wilders: Free Tommy Robinson appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

The forgotten refugees: Christians "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S01 E04 His & Hers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

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

 

08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

07:45

Trumps despicable behaviour "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jennifer Rubin has some worthwhile comments on Trumps G7 behaviour and his gullibility re Korea.

From WAPO, an article by Jennifer Rubin

The president, unmoved by history, ignorant of facts and guided by sycophants, has not been forced to grapple with the real world nor to hear views that dont coincide with his twisted worldview, in which allies are ripping us off and aggressive strongmen are to be admired and accommodated.

Rubin went on to write:-

Trump demonstrated once again that he is erratic and untrustworthy with his own allies! The contrast between his antagonistic relationship with democratic allies and his never saying a bad word about Russia defies explanation, unless one is to buy into the theory that he is indebted in some fashion to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose campaign to interfere in the U.S. elections helped land Trump in the White House.

By his comments and behaviour Trump makes many believe that he is a tool of the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin. whether he is a Russian agent or just a useful idiot, Trump clearly enables Putins agenda.

In respect of trade a widely reported quote from Trump:-

Were the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, Trump said. And that ends.

Rubin is not the only commentator who has gone on to say:-

I have no idea what he is talking about. Our allies are not stealing anything. It is far from clear what, if anything, would satisfy him.

The way Trump is carrying on it is questionable whether the USA under Trump will have any allies other than Duterte, Putin and Erdogan and Kim Jong Un. All of whom are autocratic despots, bullies and thugs with no regard for law. Unsurprising that Trump feesl so at home with them, then.

Then Rubin makes this point:-

Trump becomes irrational and unhinged when contradicted, and given the degree of contradiction permitted within his inner circle (none), it must be unnerving indeed to discover that our allies view him with disdain if not contempt.

Of course they do as this picture makes clear:-

...

07:36

May 68: The year that Paris erupted "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Its 50 years since Paris witnessed the incredible power of workers and students united, as millions took to the streets to challenge the reactionary French state, and shook the very class system to its core. We look at how events unfolded, and why the demands and action at their heart remain relevant today.

On the 22nd of March 1968, 150 students, far left groups, poets and musicians occupied the administration building of Nanterre University outside Paris to protest /discuss class discrimination in French society and political bureaucracy that controlled university funding. The university was still under construction, and some 12,000 students were expected to study in what was effectively still a building site. Not only that, but there was strict segregation between male and female students which didnt go down well at a time of growing sexual emancipation. In response to the occupation, the administration called the police. After announcing their demands, students left without incidence. But then they took their protest movement to the Sorbonne in the very centre of Paris.

On the 2nd of May, following months of conflict, the administration shut down Nanterre university. Students at Sorbonne university met on the 3rd to protest the closure and expulsion of several students at Nanterre. On May 6 the national student union (UNEF) and the union of teachers called a march. More than 20,000 students, teachers and supporters marched toward the Sorbonne, which was still sealed off by the police, who charged wielding their batons. As the students dispersed some started building barricades and throwing cobble stones, forcing the police to retreat. The police responded with tear gas and charged again. Hundreds of students were arrested The following day the protest numbers swelled as high school students joined in. Students, teachers and workers gathered at the Arc de Triomphe with three demands. First, that all criminal charges against arrested students be dropped. Second, that police leave the campus. And thirdly, that the authorities to reopen the university. On Friday another huge crowd congregated on the Rive Gauche, when they were blocked from crossing the river. Again they threw up barricades. Police attacked at 2.15 am, there were hundreds of injuries and arrests, fighting lasted until dawn the events were covered on television and radio with allegations that police provocateurs burned cars and threw Molotov cocktails...

07:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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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. A wonderful piece of [] The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:45

Workers of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Fridays wonderful Whaleoil worker was D) Sally If some more Whaleoil workers send me their Whaleoil office photos this series will continue but for now, it is at an end. I hope everyone enjoyed it and got to know our WOW ( Workers of Whaleoil) a little better. The post Workers of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

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

Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian west. In his book, 1984, George Orwell envisioned a future crushed by the iron grip of a collectivist oligarchy. The narrative told of the INGSOC Party which maintained power through a system of surveillance and brutality designed to monitor and control every aspect of society.  From the [] The post 1984 fiction becomes fact: One appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Hurry up James, the oceans are beginning to boil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As James Hansen from NASA famously said in a video on 31 August, the oceans will begin to boil  (2:11 into the video) The Guardian, 20 July 2015. The oceans are warming faster than climate models predicted. Quote. As I have said many times on this blog, if you want to know how much global [] The post Hurry up James, the oceans are beginning to boil 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

New Zealands Marxist government is not all that surprising "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The installation of the Winston Peterss selected Marxist government is not all that surprising, as New Zealand is rapidly catching up with the international group think and generations of gradual Marxist feminist indoctrination perpetrated since the 1950s. I listened to Lindsay Perigo on Whaleoil confirming the intended degradation of human rights being inflicted upon us [] The post New Zealands Marxist government is not all that surprising appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

World CO2 Emissions Map (1960 2016) To access the interactive map please click here There is a lot going on here and Im sure a whole bunch of science and debate behind these stats. At a mere glance two facts come to mind: Firstly, a high CO2 footprint is not directly attributed to population size. [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

The Labour youth camp scandal: Its gone awfully quiet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Its now four months since the alleged sexual assault of four 16 year old children at the Labour youth camp on 10th February 2018. The last we heard about this was back in March, not long after the Labour party was forced to belatedly admit that there was some inappropriate behaviour at a camp run by [] The post The Labour youth camp scandal: Its gone awfully quiet appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

The next person who tells me low levels of Meth are no worse for you than second-hand smoke I will punch in the face "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

**Names have been changed to protect the New Zealand families privacy. The next person who tells me low levels of Meth are no worse for you than second-hand smoke: I will punch in the face! Two years ago we were living every parents hell. Alan had been fine, he had been to Dads for [] The post The next person who tells me low levels of Meth are no worse for you than second-hand smoke I will punch in the face appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Three strikes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Even the puff pieces about the Prime Minister are getting a little more serious. This from Stuff Quote: For Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, June 17 possibly cannot come soon enough. On that day and for the six weeks that follow, her primary expectations will be at the end of two short, stubby arms. Those expectations will involve [] The post Three strikes appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Mono lake, California. It is two and half times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean and remains an extreme environment with a thriving community of halophiles and alkaliphiles.   If you want this series to continue please send me your photos [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

How clean and green are wind turbines? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

How clean and green are wind turbines? Turns out not so clean, or green: Quote: As older turbines see subsidies expire, thousands are expected to be taken offline due to lack of profitability. Green nightmare: Wind park operators eye shipping thousands of tons of wind turbine litter to third world countries and leaving their concrete rubbish in [] The post How clean and green are wind turbines? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:19

LABOUR AND THE GREENS CAPITULATE ON THREE STRIKES "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour has been hung out to dry on their flagship policy to repeal the Three Strikes legislation with NZ First refusing to come to the 'party'.    This is a huge embarrassment for Andrew Little who went ahead with the announcement just a few days ago.   It's clear he did that without having sign-off from one of their coalition partners.   Real egg on the face stuff.

It remains to be seen if NZ First will flex their muscle on Labour's other two proposals ... to ease up of the bail and sentencing laws ... and, if they do, will Labour cave in again?

This may well embolden the Greens to withdraw their support for Winston's Waka Jumping legislation.   If they do that they will be reflecting the overwhelming weight of evidence in opposition to the Bill heard by the Select Committee.   Among those opposed to the Bill were several icons of the Green Party movement.

About to do penance for my sojourn in warmer climes.   My boss has sent me to Queenstown for the remainder of the week.    Don't expect too much blogging from me until Saturday.


01:00

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

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01:00

Winston kills off Littles ill-conceived three strike reform "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little has shown the folly of forging forward without checking whether or not he had the numbers to pass his laws. Worse still, he didnt ever bother checking with Winston Peters: Quote: Justice Minister Andrew Little said NZ First had indicated it would not support the repeal of the law, aimed at tougher and longer [] The post Winston kills off Littles ill-conceived three strike reform appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:42

The Did Not Vote option was the clear winner in Northcote "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The official preliminary election results of the Northcote by-election show that the National candidate Dan Bidois easily won in the weekend, with 10,147 votes. Out of all those who voted, he won about 51% of the vote. And the runner up, Labours Shanan Halbert, got 8,785 votes, or about 44% of the vote. But what about the fact that there was a low voter turnout. According to the Electoral Commission, voter turnout is estimated to be 43.7%. This figure is based on the numbers that have voted, as a percentage of those enrolled. However, the Electoral Commission and Statistics New...

00:30

The rules are a bit farcical "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bryce Edwards draws attention to the silly and archaic rules over campaigning that have again been highlighted in the recent by-election in Northcote. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Dan Bidois ultimately kept the seat for National, pulling in 10,147 votes, compared to Labours Shanan Halbert with 8,785 votes. Over 1100 special declaration votes are still to [] The post The rules are a bit farcical appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:15

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Abraham Lincoln   When asked for his thoughts on the number of expectant applicants for jobs in his new administration, he was reported as saying: There are too many pigs for the teats.   If you wish to contribute to Beards of Whaleoil then please do. Any form of facial hair is considered and [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Disgraced Mohammad Anwar Sahib made welcome by Counties Manukau police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The above Facebook video shows Mr Rakesh Naidoo, who is New Zealand Police Inspector on secondment to the Human Rights Commision, with disgraced Imam Dr Anwar Sahib. Both men were welcomed to the non-diverse diversity dinner held by Counties Manukau Police last week. It is appalling that a man like Dr Anwar Sahib should be treated [] The post Disgraced Mohammad Anwar Sahib made welcome by Counties Manukau police appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:30

Wasnt this something Labour told us only happened in private run prisons? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wasnt this something Labour told us only happened in private run prisons? Where is Kelvin Davis when you need him? Quote: The Corrections Chief Inspector has been called in to review a potential cover-up at Rimutaka Prison after a secret report revealing inappropriate relationships a female staffer was having with both a convicted murderer and a manager. The staffer gave a love-note to [] The post Wasnt this something Labour told us only happened in private run prisons? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Theres method in Labours working-party madness "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There are many reasons why political parties are reluctant to offer voters too much in the way of detailed policy. Fear of having it stolen by electoral competitors is the most popular explanation. But, there are other fears. Party leaders are often extremely wary of giving either their caucus colleagues or (God forbid!) the party membership too much say in setting policy. The risk of embarrassment is simply too great. Drawing outsiders into the process is even more risky. Such collaboration leaves political parties vulnerable to accusations of being in the pockets of what the Americans like to call special interests. In the neoliberal era it is also a political fact of life that, among the people who really count, policy-making from the ground up is considered dangerously pass. The post Theres method in Labours working-party madness appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Beware the counter-revolution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Fran OSullivan issues a warning to the government over their continued balls-ups: Quote: The Coalition Government came to power pledging that capitalism must regain its responsible its human face. But change is not easy to orchestrate as Housing Minister Phil Twyford is finding with KiwiBuild which will seriously undershoot its targets in the Governments [] The post Beware the counter-revolution appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Transport wombles forcing you to use worlds third most expensive public transport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Auckland transport wombles and council mandarins want you all to use public transport. They are busily ripping up roads, putting in cycleways and committing Auckland to years of traffic jams for light rail, all to get you to use one of the worlds most expensive public transport systems. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: Auckland [] The post Transport wombles forcing you to use worlds third most expensive public transport appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Fran OSullivan echoes Hootons claims about oil & gas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Fran OSullivan echoes Matthew Hootons claims about why Jacinda Ardern destroyed New Zealands oil and gas industry: Quote: Jacinda Arderns use of prime ministerial fiat to ban new offshore oil and gas exploration is disturbingly Orwellian. Official papers released by her hapless Energy Minister confirm what was already blindingly obvious to anyone who has observed [] The post Fran OSullivan echoes Hootons claims about oil & gas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

21:30

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments.   This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with [] The post Top five most viewed posts yesterday 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

Frightening "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From an article in NY Magazine by Jonathan Chait. The paragraph below is one of the most chilling Adam has read in many years

Asked if hes prepared for the North Korea summit, Trump assured a reporter that he is. He then explained that he believes little preparation is required for something like negotiating nuclear disarmament with an erratic, delusional, hermetic dictator. I think Im very well prepared, Trump said, I dont think I have to prepare very much. Its about attitude. Its about willingness to get things done.

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 is one of the peaceful organisers of the 40,000 peaceful Palestinian protestors like the ones in the photo below As you can see these peaceful Palestinian protestors are dressed in their special peaceful clothing and are carrying their peaceful accessories in preparation for their peaceful protest.   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 volitional (noun) 1. The act of making a conscious choice or decision. 2. The power or faculty of choosing; the will. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1610s, from French volition (16th century), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) will, volition, noun of action from Latin stem of [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs11 22 A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pigs snout. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Drama: Bertie & Elizabeth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Apologies for the number of segments


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11:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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11:00

Political Thriller: Secret State with Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance #3/4 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Text from Wikipedia

Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullins novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the relationship between a democratically elected government, the military and big business.

https://youtu.be/IdUn0Kej7yM

In the run up to a general election, a devastating industrial accident on Teesside leaves 19 people dead and raises questions about the safety procedures of a US petrochemical company, PetroFex. The British Prime Minister claims to have secured a compensation package from them, but on his return from PetroFex HQ, his plane crashes in the Atlantic under mysterious circumstances. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) takes command, and during his quest to find the truth and justice for the victims, he uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system

Main Cast

  • Gabriel Byrne as Tom Dawkins MP, the former Deputy Prime Minister who becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the death of his predecessor, Charles Flyte. 

  • Charles Dance as John Hodder MP, the Chief Whip.

  • Stephen Dillane as Paul Jacob Clark, the CEO of PetroFex.

  • Rupert Graves as Felix Durrell MP, the Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Ralph Ineson as Sergeant Wrigglesworth, Dawkins Diplomatic Protection Group bodyguard.

  • Russell Kilmister as Nillis Jacobson, a senior executive at PetroFex....

10:30

An Alpha and a Beta male negotiate a trade deal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dont you love how  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly uncrossed his legs? The post An Alpha and a Beta male negotiate a trade deal appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:25

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E03 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

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


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

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

10:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

The queen of crappy robots "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Life lessons from one hundred year olds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S01 E03 Camping In "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

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

 

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. 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

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Facts about Israel 2 Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

Ok, James; you win: Lets do this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Convinced by James recent erudite exposition of the benefits of the zero economy and how we should be divesting ourselves of oil and gas and all the petroleum-based products that are holding New Zealand back from being truly Green, I have decided to come over from the dark side.  I have had my renaissance and, [] The post Ok, James; you win: Lets do this appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Jacinderella, culture and class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

You may remember our story [] of the fairy princess Jacinderella. Today we continue the adventures of Jacinderella who is just about to leave for the Working Party Ball and dance on the glass ceiling in her glass slippers. Jacinderella was about to climb into her magical limo to go to the Working Party when [] The post Jacinderella, culture and class appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Q+A: Corin Dann genuflects to Ardern, calling it an interview would be a lie "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

To post this rubbish offends Adam, but you need to see this person masquerading as a caring human being:

Lost count of the lies and obfuscations.

Corin Dann can do so much better. Did Ardern vet the questions? it was an incredibly soft interview!

Ardern wore her Im perfect expression throughout, there was none of this:-

ardern_ugly_2

or this:

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05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:15

No Minister of Education in NZ has ever chosen to close 11 high functioning schools on an ideological whim "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The following e-mail was sent today to supporters and other parties interested in what is happening to two partnership schools in South Auckland. For the past five years we have tried to work cooperatively with the Ministry of Education to provide a great education for children. Their email footer is: We get the job done  [] The post No Minister of Education in NZ has ever chosen to close 11 high functioning schools on an ideological whim appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:04

Bourdain: Chef, Author but so much more "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From The Atlantic Kim Ghattas writes

Growing up in Beirut during Lebanons 15year civil war, I wished for someone like Anthony Bourdain to tell the story of my country: a place ripped apart by violence, yes, but also a country where people still drove through militia checkpoints just to gather for big Sunday family lunches, or dodged sniper fire to get to their favorite butcher across town to sample some fresh, raw liver for breakfast. Bourdain, the legendary roving chef and master storyteller who committed suicide on Friday in France at the age of 61, would have approved of such excursions in search of the perfect morselhe probably would have come along. Read more here

Bourdain was a superb raconteur and master storyteller, his masterful Kitchen Confidential remains unparalleled. As Ghattas notes:-

I dont know why Bourdain decided to end his life. But I know he understood places and people intuitively. He grasped their pain, their intensity, and their humanity, in the way that only someone with great empathy couldthe kind of empathy that comes with raw vulnerability and deep creativity, the kind that can bring with it inner demons.

In this age of dislocation and isolation, walls and travel bans, the world needs more Anthony Bourdains. Tragically, now it has none.

RIP Mr Bourdain, you earned it.

05:02

MORE ON NORTHCOTE. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"




A totally inept media and a bunch of moronic "experts"  attempting to spin the results of the contest to replace the well respected  retiring Jonathon Coleman dont just miss the target, their powder is wet and they are reduced to throwing their pens  as spears and keyboards as anti personal mines.

Nine months ago Coleman held easily by scoring more votes than his entire opposition totalled. Yesterday only a number close to that who voted for Coleman last year voted, and the drips under pressure are reading that result as trending in favour of their beliefs.

Yesterday more voted for Bidois the winning candidate than voted against him even though good ole boy Willie Jackson spent our money exhorting Maoris to temporarily  switch to the general roll to try and skew the vote for the socialists.

Did a party that is intent on reducing spend for roads while screwing motorists with ever increasing fuel taxes to fund the Tugger Jones rorts, seriously see an opportunity to regain a seat they last held nearly two decades ago when Me Tu's inlaws held sway while the Clark phenomena was ascendant.
It was reported that  then  MP Anne Hartley was later  the paternal grand mother of Me Tu's child at the center of the welfare rort leading to the burnout of the shooting star melon Co leader.

05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

California dreamin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There was a time when everyone wanted to live in California. Beautiful, liberal, laid back and the birthplace of so many global companies, it was a fabulous place. Then the liberal (or should I say Democrat) local governments started to make their presence felt and slowly it has become a place of over-regulation and petty [] The post California dreamin appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark! Drawn by Johnson, Riddle & Co in 1914. In this depiction, it is clear the dogs of war were ready to grab at each others throats. Europe was at the brink of war and not too pleased with Great Britain! Click on the image for a high res viewand [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Good god: Its not toxic masculinity, its called being drunk and obnoxious. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A journalist at a newspaper gets it completely wrong. Quote: Quote:Last night my friend and I went to a bar. It was great, thanks for asking. Except for the part where our night was ruined because we refused to let a man buy us a drink. He approached us just as we were finishing our [] The post Good god: Its not toxic masculinity, its called being drunk and obnoxious. appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:06

I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE!------ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Sanctioning what may or may not be foul play in Rugby has become tiresome to the point of ridicule during a match.

Last night a test at Eden Park under the whistle of English Referee Luke Pearce went from a finely balanced contest between two teams playing hard to a 40 point blow out when a French lock was yellow carded at the 51 minute mark.
His suggested heinous offence established by Pearce without reference to any review or conversations with the other three international referees, one Aussie who no longer runs but watches TV, one Irishman, and another Aussie who some rate as one of the best, Englishman Pearce in charge of his first Tier one international  test, sent French lock Gabrillagues to the sin bin for ten minutes with the scores locked.
What was revealed by endless replays as a  fair tackle on NZ number 12 Crotty never went near Crotty's head or even his neck although to be fair in real time it did look bad the way the tackler took his opponent backwards to prevent a quick recycle.
A little later in the game in a keystone cops routine Sam Cane did connect with the jaw of a Frenchman before head butting a fellow all black prop Tuangafasi leading to Cane being assessed for an HIA and resulted in a penalty to France only.

I am the first to admit a serious concern for the downstream knockon effects of brain injury for sportsmen and women as evidenced by Auckland and AB Halfback  Steve Devine who was portrayed on a TV doco some time ago with his clear signs of brain damage from repeated concussions that eventually forced his retirement and he played in a slightly more benign environment than we see in current games.

Cane's effort might well merit a judiciary intervention as his victim suffered a head jolt clearly revealed in TV replays yet Crotty who has had recent time out for concussions went straight back into action.

League has its own issues but I will say again, put such lesser indiscretions "On Report", dish out a penalty and get on with the game. The TMO can intervene to his "miked up colleague" with the whistle yet surprisingly the howler that saw a crook decision from Pearce virtually change the game from an even arm wrestle to a blow out of three tries while the visitors were a man down and clearly suffering some distraction at the howler.

Referees are humans and can not always get it right, having two wont change that.

The later game saw The Wallabies overcome the Northern Hemisphere Champions and the Saffas made it three from three for the super rugby nations in Jo'berg,.
In the test at Suncorp, TMO interventions again had a major impact with "foul play" that many might assess as hard rugby in a contact sport causing try disallowals and the many minutes searching for replays making entertainment merge with frustration for fans.
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03:00

Six days in June: Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Uvetardemat ilan vaeven Shvuyah bachalomah, Hair asher badad yoshevet /nitzevet Uvelibah chomah. And in the slumber of tree and stone Captive in her dream The city that sits solitary And in its midst is a wall.  Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) Traditional Hebrew Folk Song   Jerusalem: a city divided within itself. [] The post Six days in June: Jerusalem appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Why give awards to activists? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From  CNN Quote: Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson was awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth IIs 2018 birthday honors list, while Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was knighted. Thompson, who was recognized for services to drama, is notable for her versatility as an actress and as the only person to have won Academy Awards for both acting [] The post Why give awards to activists? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

New EU proposal on copyright could oppress free speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Free speech and thought are under attack

Interesting item at RNZ website:-

Memes, remixes and other user-generated content could disappear online if the EUs proposed rules on copyright become law, warn experts.

The implications are horrendous as this extract makes clear:-

Jim Killock, executive director of the UKs Open Rights Group, told the BBC: Article 13 will create a Robo-copyright regime, where machines zap anything they identify as breaking copyright rules, despite legal bans on laws that require general monitoring of users to protect their privacy.

Unfortunately, while machines can spot duplicate uploads of Beyonce songs, they cant spot parodies, understand memes that use copyright images, or make any kind of cultural judgement about what creative people are doing. We see this all too often on YouTube already.

Add to that, the EU wants to apply the Robocop approach to extremism, hate speech, and anything else they think can get away with, once they put it in place for copyright. This would be disastrous.

Here is one point of view from Copyright 4 Creativity

And here is the link to a statement from The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The statement concludes:-

Articles 13 and 11 are poorly thought through, poorly drafted, unworkableand dangerous. The collateral damage they will impose on every realm of public life cant be overstated. The Internet, after all, is inextricably bound up in the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Europeans and an entire constellation of sites and services will be adversely affected by Article 13. Europe cant afford to place education, employment, family life, creativity, entertainment, business, protest, politics, and a thousand other activities at the mercy of unaccountable algorithmic filters.

If you are concerned about free speech, comprehensive internet access and dissemination of information, please make your views known.

In NZ compliance could well be imposed on us by using European sites, futherm...

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Eilat, Israel from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Aqaba just after departing Aqaba in Jordan. This is a holiday resort area for Israelis right next to Jordan, No wall required. If you want this series to continue please send me your photos this [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Recipe of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Apricot slice with streusel topping Base 1 cup plain flour (150grm plain flour) 1/2 cup caster sugar 90 g melted butter Apricot Mix 2 cups chopped dried apricots 250 ml water 1/4 cup caster sugar Coconut Topping 100 g melted butter 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/3 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup [] The post Recipe of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:39

SOMEONES TELLING PORKIES ... YOU JUDGE "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

St Jacinda, in a bout of self righteous indignation, called out Simon Bridges on his claim that the CoL had set up a total of 122 working groups, reviews, inquiries and investigations costing in excess of $114m since taking office.     'She' said the figure was only 36.

So, here's the list ... according to Ms Ardern only those highlighted can be classified as falling within the definition of working groups, reviews, inquiries and investigations.     It might be churlish to ask what the feeking hell are the rest then ... but I won't.

Instead I leave it up to you good folk to figure out whose telling fibs.

Reviews and working groups

... ...
Abortion law reform
AI action plan
Animal welfare hui
Auckland Housing Working Group
Bid to host International Working Group on Women in Sport
Broader Digital Economy and Inclusion Group
Building standards review

00:30

Classic Comedy: The Steam Video Company E06/06 The Fall Of The House Of Franklyn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A six-episode TV comedy series from 1984, which parodied the horror film genre and various TV programmes of the day. Features William Franklyn, Barry Cryer and Madeline Smith.

00:30

Fat sheila upset her tents cost more than skinny sheilas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some fat sheila in the UK has gotten her plus-sized panties in a bunch over having to pay more for clothes: Quote: IT ALL started when Maria Wassell noticed that a pair of green-striped pants from UK fashion retailer New Look were more expensive in sizes 16 and over than the same pants in a [] The post Fat sheila upset her tents cost more than skinny sheilas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Activist Marama Davidson imports American outrage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

She may be the co-leader of the Green Party but scratch the surface of Marama Davidson and you will not find an environmentalist. Davidson is an activist who is fond of importing American outrage themes to New Zealand. When I was a teenager it amused me when I saw some of my fellow students [] The post Activist Marama Davidson imports American outrage appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Saturday, 09 June

23:30

No surprise here: politicians rarely get such laws right "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There are no surprises that the law changes touted at taming binge-drinking have largely failed: Quote: The Massey University study showed apart from a slight reduction in bars opening hours, not much had changed under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. Lead researcher Stephen Randerson said restricting alcohol displays to a single area in [] The post No surprise here: politicians rarely get such laws right appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

23:00

National retains Northcote, with much reduced majority "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour will claim that theyve had a great victory in massively dropping Nationals majority in Northcote. That would be foolish, but watch them do it. Just two weeks ago they were claiming that they were very close, just 2 points behind Nationals candidate. That turned out to be as false as their chinky sounding names [] The post National retains Northcote, with much reduced majority appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Labours chinky names scandal exposed as a lie "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Twyford was the architect of their racist attack on people with chinky sounding names, and the data analyst who crunched the numbers for the chinky homes scandal is now working in the PMs office. But the issue has now been fully exposed as a lie: Quote: Only just over 3 per cent of houses [] The post Labours chinky names scandal exposed as a lie appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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