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Sunday, 21 October

01:30

This government are economic jihadists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stuff  reports: quote. A body representing seismic testing companies is demanding more than $100 million in compensation for its members if the Government passes a ban on issuing new exploration permits. On Friday the International Agency of Geophysical Contractors presented on the final day of submissions on changes to the Crown Minerals Act to give [] The post This government are economic jihadists appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Sunday Classic Comedy: Wheres that fire? (1939) Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Will Hays final film with his partners Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt is the only one of his films not to have been released on dvd, and since tv screenings on BBC2 in the 1980s and C4 in the 1990s it has been largely out of view. It is available to view on You Tube in a heavily digitized copy which is fairly fuzzy, but for this upload I present the transmission from BBC2 in 1982 which I managed to record on a high quality VHS tape. The obscurity of the film results from the fact that although filmed essentially by Gainsborough with normal director Marcel Varnel & the normal technical crew, it was largely financed and released by Twentieth Century Fox who came to the financial assistance of the parent company after they hit difficulties in 1938. After this film Will Hay broke his link with Marriott & Moffatt, but this film was a fitting finale for the greatest comedy team to emerge from the UK in the early days of sound film.

01:15

You deserve a Whaleoil Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This year you have even more choices for a Whaleoil Christmas. You can buy yourself a brand new Bronze Whaleoil subscription or treat yourself with an upgrade to a Silver subscription so you can enjoy even more political nerdy goodness You can order a unique gift for yourself or someone else from, the Whaleoil Store. Now [] The post You deserve a Whaleoil Christmas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: This photo is of the public toilets opposite Mt Roskill Library. 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:58

Ho Ho Ho "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"






















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Headline of the week.

Great White Father skunks Pocahontas in Cherokee Chess



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00:30

Commenter of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here at Whaleoil, we have a lot of talented people making comments on our posts all of the time. So, we have decided to shine a light on the person we think has most deserved an accolade in the last 7 days. Please note this is not about just one comment. We are looking [] The post Commenter of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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Saturday, 20 October

23:30

RNZ Sunday Morning: Political panel Jane Clifton and Ben Thomas on Jami-Lee Ross "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman

 

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sun/sun-20181021-0711-political_panel_jane_clifton_and_ben_thomas_on_jamie-lee_ross-128.mp3

Explosive revelations rocked the halls of Parliament this week when the National MP for Botany Downs, Jamie-Lee Ross accused his leader, Simon Bridges, of electoral fraud, saying he was corrupt and laying a complaint with police about the matter. He went on to release phone conversations hed recorded with Bridges and released text message exchanges which he said supported his allegations. Then four women came forward in the media to talk about Rosss behaviour and the affairs he conducted with them. Its been an exhausting week of politics which Jane Clifton and Ben Thomas are going to discuss in terms of the fall out, the motives and where it leaves the National Party in the eyes of the public.

23:30

Ill be giving Flick the flick "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Spinoff is not funded by its readers like Whaleoil is. The Spinoff is a cash for content model as it is funded by businesses. It wrote a pro-IRD series of articles for example that were paid for by IRD. When the Dirty Politics hit job on Whaleoil went down, Nicky Hager accused Whaleoil of [] The post Ill be giving Flick the flick appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Subscribe today and go in the draw to win a Whale Meat Company Meat box "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Those of you who are new to Whaleoil may not be aware that Whaleoil is funded 100% by its readers. Our subscription system provides faster loading times, ad-free access to our free content and also provides access to exclusive content behind a paywall as well as extra services like our online crossword and Sudoku. [] The post Subscribe today and go in the draw to win a Whale Meat Company Meat box appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

The Whale Meat Company announces mascot and brand ambassador "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hi everyone, Id like to introduce you to the new mascot of The Whale Meat Company. His name is Colin, he is a feral bull I tangled with in Taranaki, and he has agreed to come aboard as our our brand ambassador. I must say he was delicious and was the inspiration for The Whale [] The post The Whale Meat Company announces mascot and brand ambassador appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

A Bridge too far "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yesterday, our excellent writer, Suze, wrote A fight to the political death, telling her theories about how the Jami-Lee Ross debacle unfolded. I am making the assumption that Suze does not have any inside information, and that this article was her own theory as to what has gone on up until now. Fair enough. It is [] The post A Bridge too far appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

CNN: Cold War #5/24 Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.

The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.

22:30

Whaleoil Racing Team: The Whalemobile lives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Well, were off tomorrow,  a small convoy of Queenstowners and friends heading south to Invercargill making our way to the ceremonial start which is at 4pm Monday in Queens Park. This will be a great place to see all the cars so, if youre in the area and are looking for something cool to do [] The post Whaleoil Racing Team: The Whalemobile lives appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Saudis admit to killing Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Do we want a free trade agreement with this country? Theyve finally admitted what most have known, that Saudi Arabia has killed Jamal Khashoggi: Quote: The Saudi government has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fist fight. The announcement, which came in a tweet from the Saudi foreign [] The post Saudis admit to killing Khashoggi appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:45

Christchurch oilers: Free ham tasting this Sunday 21st "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Oiler Sump at the Quarry, Halswell on Sunday 21 October from 1 pm! This coming weekend there is a good excuse to get out and about. You are invited to come along to the Halswell Quarry on Kennedys Bush Road from 1 pm and try some Whale Meat Christmas Ham and decide for yourself [] The post Christchurch oilers: Free ham tasting this Sunday 21st appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Claire Trevett quotes me on a wide ranging article about the Ross saga "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There have been a lot of commenters who have come onboard in recent days accusing me of supporting Jami-Lee Ross. I challenge them to find a single instance of that. I have been very careful to deal with the politics of the situation and to look through the glib attempts by media to frame this [] The post Claire Trevett quotes me on a wide ranging article about the Ross saga appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:15

Top Ten posts of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This Sunday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday). More about Paula Bennetts inappropriate relationship comment [] The post Top Ten posts of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

Farrar follows my lead and calls for a truce, pity is the party appears to want to destroy itself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The other day I suggested a truce, or the intervention of a third party to sort out the mess inside National. Quote: National would be wise to get someone to broker a peace treaty with him before they lose most of their front bench. End quote. Now David Farrar has suggested the same thing: Quote: National [] The post Farrar follows my lead and calls for a truce, pity is the party appears to want to destroy itself appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Keeping Up Appearances S03 E06 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

20:30

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.

20:15

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.

20:00

PBS/BBC: Peoples Century #8/26 1930 Sporting Fever "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Peoples Century is a television documentary series examining the 20th century. It was a joint production of the BBC in the United Kingdom and PBS member station WGBH Boston in the United States. The series was first shown on BBC in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 television seasons before being shown elsewhere in the world and before being broadcast in the USA in 1998.

The 26 one-hour episodes examined the socio-economic, political, and cultural movements that shaped the 20th century. The series represented a departure from documentaries that present history through recounting the actions of great men; Peoples Century considers the century from the perspective of common people. Most of those interviewed were ordinary men and women who closely witnessed various events and who give personal accounts of the manner in which the developments and disruptions of the 20th century affected their lives.

The opening credits depict various images from the century, accompanied with a theme music score by Zbigniew Preisner. The documentary won an International Emmy Award, among others.

20:00

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.

19:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The biggest group of Mori MPs in a government in NZs history. And not one had the courage to represent Maori and stop the destruction of schools that are working so well for our rangatahi. -Save Our Schools The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is ingratiate (verb) To bring (oneself, for example) into the favour or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 17th-century English speakers combined the Latin noun gratia, meaning grace or favor, with the English prefix in- to create the verb ingratiate. When [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

The Story of Hinge & Bracket "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

How Hinge & Bracket were born

Saw them live sometime in the 1970s in a West  End show they were starring in. They were superb, very clever and very funny. Just love their work.

14:00

The Late Movie: The Ipcress File (1965) Michael Caine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Classic movie,but watch now to avoid takedown

Remember seeing this in local cinema in my teens.

Great cast

11:30

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S05 E02 "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.

10:00

Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Rare Video Donald Trumps Mother Interview 1994 The interview is so respectful and pleasant, so different to the aggressive style of interviewing today.   The post Saturday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

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

A Cuckoo In The Nest (1933)

Caravans

Monte Walsh (1970)

March Or Die

09:30

Robert Spencer at Reagan Ranch October conference "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Robert Spencer at Reagan Ranch October conference appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Classic Drama: Love for Lydia #3/13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lydia Aspen, a seemingly shy girl from a wealthy but isolated background, is encouraged by her aunts, her new carers, to discover the delights of growing up. They entrust her education to Mr Richardson, the young apprentice for Evensfords local newspaper, who is sent to their house to get a story about the recent death of Lydias father.

Richardsons access to the Aspens is unusual, as they are rarely seen by anyone from the town and hide behind their stone walls and perimeter of trees; introducing Lydia to the towns inhabitants gives Richardson a great sense of pride. Visiting the Aspen estate also allows Richardson the chance to escape from the great engulfing vacuum of Evensford, with its endless stretch of factory roofs and back alleys.

As Lydia and Richardson spend more time together, he realises that his initial concept of Lydia was wrong, that she is far from being shy, and is often impetuous and demanding and enjoys captivating the young men who become her companions. Richardson soon discovers that his promise to love her, no matter what she does to him, is going to push him beyond the pain and feelings he thinks he is capable of experiencing

09:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:30

The Vandalisation of Doctor Who "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E17 Im Home "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. 

08:00

Confronting hate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:38

The void where an economic strategy should be "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

croaking cassandra

During the week, rather lost amid the Jami-Lee Ross claims and counter-claims (how did a major party have the indecency to keep on rapidly promoting the man when their hierarchy clear knew at least a couple of years ago   and kept quiet about his character?  Unless of course, the main required quality for a National MP is now fundraising   often of the most questionable kind   not character or legislative/policy skills) the Prime Minister announced the membership of her Business Advisory Council.

This is the group

Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council members

Christopher Luxon (Chair)                  Air New Zealand
Peter Beck                                                Rocket Lab
Barbara Chapman                        

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07:30

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

07:00

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.

06:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1937, songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist Wanda Jackson. Born today in 1945, Richard Ric Lee drummer with Ten Years After. Born today in 1950 Tom Petty, singer, songwriter and guitarist with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, solo and member of The Travelling Wilburys. Born today in 1951, Al [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

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

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06:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:30

A law unto themselves "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When nations descend into authoritarianism, the university-educated elite are almost always at the forefront. Recent surveys have indicated that young Australians are increasingly flirting with authoritarianism, and university academics waving their little red and black flags are leading the way. From free speech to the very idea of Western civilisation itself, academics are championing the [] The post A law unto themselves appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Theyre not anti-Semites, they just bash Jews "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

British Labour stridently denies it has a particular issue with anti-Semitism under its terrorist-hugging leader, the Mad Marxist Corbyn. Yet, Jewish delegates at its Party conference have to have bodyguards and its own investigations officer admitted, Labour members [have] compared Israel to the Nazis, peddled conspiracy theories about Israel, promoted Holocaust deniers, praised terrorists, and [] The post Theyre not anti-Semites, they just bash Jews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

The truth about the BDS : Part two "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I have always considered the BDS organisation to be an economic terrorist organisation that at its core is completely anti-semitic despite all their false protestations that they are anti-Zionist and that being anti the Jewish people having their own homeland is not anti-Semitic at all. They are assisted of course by useful idiots like BDS [] The post The truth about the BDS : Part two appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click image for a high-res view The Mind Map of Creativity and Innovation Created by Singaporean Thum Cheng Cheong, who graduated with a law degree from NUS with second-class honours. He was called to the bar and is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law. The Creativity and Innovation Mind Map captures the contents of [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:58

ON JAMAL KHASHOGGI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Saudi Government have now admitted that Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, was killed in their Consulate building in Istanbul in a 'fist fight'.    That 18 Saudi nationals are now being held on suspicion of being involved in his death.   They also report that a royal court advisor close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and three top officials of the Intelligence Service have been fired along with other officials.

Fist fight implies an accidental occurrence and eighteen on one ... give me strength.   Had to be pre-planned.    The Saudi story reminds one of the case of Mohammed Ibrahim found stabbed 37 times to death in Central Park in New York City with the City Coroner, Jakob Rosenbaum, finding it was the worse case of suicide ever to have come before him. 

Seriously though, this is hugely damaging to the House of Saud.    Khashoggi was highly critical of the Saudi Crown Prince and it beggars belief that the orders for his execution (because that's what it was) didn't come from the highest echelons of the royal family.



02:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

One whiskery hound, and a new puppy. I call this my cant be arsed shaving but did the neck cause I dont want to look homeless look. If you wish to contribute to Beards of Whaleoil then please do. Any form of facial hair is considered and you can be as expressive as you wish. [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Go West, young African, and smash up our country some more "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There may come a day when I do not have to report on yet another African gang rampage in Australia, but today is not that day. The script is so depressingly familiar by now that it almost writes itself: a gang of African immigrants rampages in [suburb], property smashed, Australians attacked, police make no arrests. [] The post Go West, young African, and smash up our country some more appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

A fight to the political death "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some months ago, the National party made their intentions clear to Jami-Lee Ross that his political career with them was over.  Ross calls this his falling out with Bridges. Was it arrogance, or carelessness, or simply weak leadership that the National Party did not finish Ross off at the time? Instead they let him live, politically [] The post A fight to the political death appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:15

Book review of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Todays review comes from Lab Tested Kafka on the Shore By Haruki Murakami This book has sat on my Kindle for around 3 years. I forgot why I downloaded it. Eventually, a week ago, I clicked on it to [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Just South of Mokau, looking towards New Plymouth NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Recipe of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Choc Slice I was given this recipe many years ago and it is always a hit I find cooking a few minutes longer to make it a bit crispier works well 225 grams butter 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 tabespoon golden syrup 1 cup coconut 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch [] The post Recipe of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:29

JOHN GALLEY - RIP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Was in Kaitaia yesterday saying good-bye to a fellow Vietnam veteran John Galley.     Beautiful service done with style.   John served in Victor 6 Company and died short of his seventieth birthday  He had been on dialysis for some time.

Much more of this and I will be agitating  for Vietnam veterans to be afforded 'endangered species' status.

On the way back to Paihia self and Mrs Veteran dropped in at the iconic Mangonui Fish and Chip shop built over the waters of Doubtless Bay.   Had to be six years since we were there last.    The outdoor eating area has changed and the menu selection has been increased.    You now get your order in a basket rather than the traditional paper wrapping but the food is just as good as it always was if not better.   Does help when you have your own fishing boat. Quite pricey but well worth it.   Highly recommended.


00:00

Whaleoil News quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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Friday, 19 October

23:45

Mid Morning: Nostalgia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

First saw George Melly with John Chilton and The Feetwarmers perform this at Ronnie Scotts in around 1972

23:30

Morrison government on a knife-edge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The joke doing the rounds in Australia is that its only two prime ministers until Christmas. With Scott Morrison facing a possible humiliating defeat and accompanying loss of majority in the upcoming Wentworth by-election, it suddenly seems less of a joke. Of course, even if the Liberals really do lose Wentworth, it isnt necessarily the [] The post Morrison government on a knife-edge appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

NZ heading for gas supply gap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I cannot tell you how much I wish National was not going through a meltdown at the moment. The things that are going on in the background are the stuff of nightmares, but there is no cut through because everyone is talking about Jami-Lee Ross. Since Ross has clearly had instructions to act like [] The post NZ heading for gas supply gap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Gresham College: Prof Simon Thurley #6 English Architecture: 1650 to 1760: The Rise of Consensus "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another good  lecture on a very interesting topic as Prof Thurley looks at how English Architecture evolved.

22:44

Kim Hill in conversation with Eric Idle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This Saturday Kim Hill talks with Eric Idle

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20181020-0810-eric_idle_-_always_look_on_the_bright_side_of_life-128.mp3

Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, writer and musician, most notable for his membership of the Monty Python comedy troupe. His career in comedy began in earnest in 1968 when he began writing and acting in two series of a childrens TV hit, Do Not Adjust Your Set, with Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. The success of this show led to four series of Monty Pythons Flying Circus for the BBC from July 1969 through 1973, with the addition of John Cleese and Graham Chapman.  The group enjoyed great success on stage and screen until disbanding in 1983.  After Python, Idle continued to work on radio comedies, write books, appear in movies and even on the opera stage. He has recently released a sortabiography called Always Look on the Bright Side of Life  also the title of a song he composed for the closing of the movie Life of Brian  and one which has grown to become a signature tune for Monty Python. 

22:30

Cullen wants to fast track Capital Gains Tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A newspaper  reports: quote. Passing new capital gains tax legislation into law before the 2020 election is important to reduce the potential for political mischief, the chair of the Tax Working Group says. Its important the legislation is passed before the election, said former Labour Finance Minister Michael Cullen. end quote. Let me translate that [] The post Cullen wants to fast track Capital Gains Tax appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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

22:00

When you fail to kill Mr. Kaplan the bodies start turning up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

My earlier post explained what and who Mr. Kaplan is. In his extended interview with NewstalkZB, Jami-Lee Ross gave hints as to what happens next: Quote: Ross previously planned to stand down from his Botany seat today and force a by-election, but now wants to remain in Parliament. He fired a warning to the party, [] The post When you fail to kill Mr. Kaplan the bodies start turning up appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Bridges caught in a porkie, new audio released by Ross "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett denied they knew about the revelations from Newsroom, when Blind Freddy and his girlfriend know that they knew. They denied that they raised allegations of sexual harrassment. They also denied they threatened Jami-Lee Ross. For his part, Jami-Lee Ross said there were four he was confronted with and Newsroom ran [] The post Bridges caught in a porkie, new audio released by Ross appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

What happens when you fail to kill Mr Kaplan? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is a television show called The Blacklist, about a master criminal called Raymond Reddington. Wikipedia explains the basic thrust of the show: Quote: Raymond Red Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals [] The post What happens when you fail to kill Mr Kaplan? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

CNN: Cold War #4/24 Berlin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.

The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.

20:30

Gresham College: Prof. Vernon Bogdanor Postwar Political Crises in Britain #6/6 2003 The Iraq War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This series from 2015 is most interesting, even if you do not necessarily accept Bogdanors perceptions and interpretations of the events.

20:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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20:15

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.

20:00

RNZ Focus On Politics: Mallard cancels Bridges leak investigation (August 24, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hard on the heels of establishing an inquiry, Speaker Mallard pulls the pin, effectively saying it was a National Party issue. Again many people, including Adam, thought this unlikely, but how wrong we were.

This audio sets the scene for what has now happened

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20180824-1830-focus_on_politics_for_24_august_2018-128.mp3

20:00

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.

19:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is forbearance (noun) 1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience. 2. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 20 26 A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat, then runs his threshing wheel over them. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

RNZ Focus On Politics: The leak of Simon Bridges travel expenses (17 August 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Given all that has happened this week in NZ politics it seemed appropriate to look back to the distant past, i.e. August 2018, and look at where recent events started to take shape.

This audio is about the initial leak of Simon Bridges travel expenses

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20180817-1838-focus_on_politics_for_17_august_2018-128.mp3

Some of the conjecture then seems rather interesting in the light of events

11:30

Newsroom: again the online voting spin from NZ media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Another piece of online voting spin. This time from Newsroom. 

Note the conclusion:

I stand by my prediction that well eventually be able to vote online in our general election, but as I said it wont be in the next election or the one after. It could be a decade or more away, judging by the current period of trials and cautious monitoring.

Alternatively: BOHICA

Adam posted about this a few days ago. In that post Adam linked to this:-

Prof Thomas looks at this with an open mind and comes up with a number of conclusions.

Make up your own mind.

Adam is not convinced, that in a NZ context, that online voting is desirable.

11:00

Keeping Up Appearances S03 E05 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction

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Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

10:35

Most winningest blog post of the year "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"


No contest - this will never, ever get old.  In a post on Kiwiblog, David Farrar writes:

National should trigger the waka jumping law.

Do you know how many posts David Farrar has written about what a disgraceful affront to democracy the waka jumping law is?  No, I don't either, I got sick of scrolling through the Google results list.

It sure would be funny if National did trigger this law.  After all their huffing and puffing about it, they'd be the first to use it, and that only a couple of weeks after it became law. Oh please, do it do it do it....

10:30

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S05 E01 On With The Dance "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.

10:00

10:00

Friday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Mike Rowes Prostate Exam Thank you Mike Rowe for showing men how easy it is to get their prostate checked. Mike teamed up with ZERO for this hilarious video of him getting his prostate exam on camera. Please share and help spread the word! The post Friday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Range Rover Classic. Real world review of 71 Suffix A & 90s Vogue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Range Rover Classic. Real world review of 71 Suffix A & 90s Vogue appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Friday feline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Classic Drama: Love for Lydia #2/13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lydia Aspen, a seemingly shy girl from a wealthy but isolated background, is encouraged by her aunts, her new carers, to discover the delights of growing up. They entrust her education to Mr Richardson, the young apprentice for Evensfords local newspaper, who is sent to their house to get a story about the recent death of Lydias father.

Richardsons access to the Aspens is unusual, as they are rarely seen by anyone from the town and hide behind their stone walls and perimeter of trees; introducing Lydia to the towns inhabitants gives Richardson a great sense of pride. Visiting the Aspen estate also allows Richardson the chance to escape from the great engulfing vacuum of Evensford, with its endless stretch of factory roofs and back alleys.

As Lydia and Richardson spend more time together, he realises that his initial concept of Lydia was wrong, that she is far from being shy, and is often impetuous and demanding and enjoys captivating the young men who become her companions. Richardson soon discovers that his promise to love her, no matter what she does to him, is going to push him beyond the pain and feelings he thinks he is capable of experiencing

08:30

Jacinda Ardern & the media: What you need to know after the UN speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz A brilliant compilation of the hypocrisy in Arderns UN speech kindness in contrast to the hatred and totalitarianism and intolerance of the socialist left towards Molyneux and Southerns existence. Ironically, the latters ideas on preserving traditional western values [] The post Jacinda Ardern & the media: What you need to know after the UN speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E16 Mother Love "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. 

08:00

Undercover: Crashing Hawaii Socialist Protest! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Undercover: Crashing Hawaii Socialist Protest! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

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

07:30

07:00

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.

06:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1944, Peter Tosh songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Wailers and solo. Born today in 1946, Keith Reid principal songwriter for Procol Harum. Born today in 1948, Patrick Simmons singer, songwriter and guitarist with the Doobie Brothers. Born today in 1960, Daniel Woody Woodgate drummer with Madness Today in 1973, David [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:45

RNZ Morning Report: Anne-Marie Brady warns against interference after National revelations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From RNZ Morning Report today, Anne-Marie Brady an academic who specialises in studying Chinas political influence in New Zealand says politicians need to upskill to prevent foreign government interference and especially the influence of Chinese money in NZ politics

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20181019-0814-anne-marie_brady_discusses_chinese_political_donations_in_nz-128.mp3

As Ms Brady notes:-

University of Canterbury professor Anne-Marie Brady told Morning Report politicians needed to look deeper into the connections of donors.

The real threat that Im paying attention to in this story is the failure of our political parties to prevent foreign government interference into our democratic political processes.

The matters we need to look into is the connection of some of these donors, not all of them to the Chinese party state. The Chinese Communist Party is an elite party and they have a tactic, which was set by Lenin and its called the United Front. Its a way to influence non-party members and in the case of foreign policy, foreigners.

Listen to the clip and read the article, it is well worth doing.

Whichever side of the political spectrum you support these questions must be asked.

06:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

CSIS: Great Powers in Asia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The fates of China, Russia, and the United States, are profoundly bound to the Asian continent. Historically, these powers have shaped and been shaped by Asia, and it is clear that Asia continues to factor centrally in their strategic thinking. In recent years, both Russia and the United States have paid more attention to Asia as a central theater in 21st century geopolitics. With its Belt and Road Initiative and expansive activities in maritime Asia, China is also playing a more active role in Asian geopolitics today. Yet all three powers also face significant uncertainty. The election of Donald Trump thrust uncertainty into the future of US foreign policy, including in Asia. The recent 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was widely interpreted as a prelude to a more assertive China. Russias own relations with Beijing and Washington are in flux, and Russia will have its own election in March 2018. Where does Asia fit in the grand strategic visions of China, Russia, and the U.S.and what are the implications for regional security? Where is there room for cooperation, and where is there a real possibility of confrontation? What form might either of these take?

06:00

Hadith for the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is Friday, so this instruction from the Messenger (PBUH) is appropriate for today. It is presumed but not stated explicitly that every male should take a bath on Friday whether they need it or not. It makes sense that this is done before Friday prayers (although again not explicitly stated) as one would not [] The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

New Zealand politics: A circus for self serving highly paid clowns "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What we have seen from the Labour Party during their term in opposition and what we are now seeing from the National Party brings into question the state of New Zealand politics. One only has to view Question Time to find the answer. To start with the speaker, an ex-school teacher, runs the house like [] The post New Zealand politics: A circus for self serving highly paid clowns appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

The left cant meme: NPC edition "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meme culture is the lingua franca of todays internet-connected youth and, as is so often the way with youthful patois, the old folk mostly just dont get it. If you have to ask what it is, youll never know, as Louis Armstrong once said. Even worse is when uncomprehending codgers painfully try to ape the [] The post The left cant meme: NPC edition appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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03:30

The truth about the BDS : Part one "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I have always considered the BDS organisation to be an economic terrorist organisation that at its core is completely anti-semitic despite all their false protestations that they are anti-Zionist and that being anti the Jewish people having their own homeland is not anti-Semitic at all. They are assisted of course by useful idiots like BDS [] The post The truth about the BDS : Part one appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Kansas City Public Library: What to make of the age of Donald Trump Thomas Frank "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, The New York Times recommended six books for those trying to understand the political, economic, regional and social shifts that drove one of the most stunning political upsets in the nations history. Among them: Thomas Franks Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Frank, a Kansas City native, has followed up, embarking on a 13-city barnstorming tour to talk to Trump voters, union leaders, and progressive activists across the Midwest in conjunction with Listen Liberals release in paperback. On his last stopin Kansas Cityhe discusses what he has learned.

03:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click the image for a high-res view NATHAN World Map of Natural Hazards Since 2011, NATHAN World Map of Natural Hazards has been a component of NATHAN Risk Suite, our comprehensive risk assessment service for natural hazards. The global wildfire hazard map is a new feature. The World Map of Natural Hazards has been developed [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

PBS/BBC: Peoples Century #7/26 1929 Breadline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Peoples Century is a television documentary series examining the 20th century. It was a joint production of the BBC in the United Kingdom and PBS member station WGBH Boston in the United States. The series was first shown on BBC in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 television seasons before being shown elsewhere in the world and before being broadcast in the USA in 1998.

The 26 one-hour episodes examined the socio-economic, political, and cultural movements that shaped the 20th century. The series represented a departure from documentaries that present history through recounting the actions of great men; Peoples Century considers the century from the perspective of common people. Most of those interviewed were ordinary men and women who closely witnessed various events and who give personal accounts of the manner in which the developments and disruptions of the 20th century affected their lives.

The opening credits depict various images from the century, accompanied with a theme music score by Zbigniew Preisner. The documentary won an International Emmy Award, among others.

02:30

Sex, lies and audiotape "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The rolling grenade continues. It is like a Catherine Wheel that never stops. By the time this article is published, there will be a whole new chapter to this saga. Nobody can keep up. We would have to keep our proofreaders up all night to stay current with this stuff, and well that isnt [] The post Sex, lies and audiotape appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:15

Hey! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"


Mafia Requests To No Longer Be Called 'The Mob' Because Of Negative Association With Political Activists

02:00

Beggars demand to be choosers: Indonesia furious with Australia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Australia hands over about half a billion dollars in foreign aid to Indonesia every year. Exactly why isnt apparent: Indonesia is one of the highest-GDP nations on earth, only slightly behind Australia. Meanwhile, in return for our generosity, Australians get the privilege of having to constantly dance around the hypersensitivities of yet another glass-jawed Muslim [] The post Beggars demand to be choosers: Indonesia furious with Australia appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Tracey Martin on the warpath "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For reasons known only to herself, New Zealand Firsts Tracey Martin still has an axe to grind with charter schools. All New Zealand charter schools have lost their battle to remain charter schools and have been railroaded by the coalition government into becoming state schools. She won, they lost so why is she still displaying [] The post Tracey Martin on the warpath appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:15

Book review of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Todays review comes from Miss Mcgerkinshaw A body in the Dales (A Yorkshire murder mystery) By J.R. Ellis Im not an as educated reader as the rest of you but enjoy a good murder mystery and have lived in [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: This one is sunset at Glenelg beach in Adelaide. 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:34

Thoughts prompted by the tape "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Very pertinent comments by Michael Reddell which deserve wide consideration

croaking cassandra

What to take from Jami-Lee Rosss tape of his conversation with his (then) boss?  Im not interested in Bridgess vulgar and insulting talk about his own MPs (although being, like him, a child of a Baptist manse, I can only surmise that he wasnt raised to use that sort of language) or even that interested in the minutiae of whether and how donations are recorded and disclosed, including to the party hierarchy itself (significant as those issues probably are generally).

As compared to the situation a few days ago, we know that there was a $100000 donation to the National Party, initiated apparently (whatever final form the lesser components took) by Auckland businessman Yikun Zhang who (despite apparently coming here as a poor former PLA soldier 18 years ago) doesnt speak English.   The first person I asked the other day about Yikun Zhang responded along the lines of bad

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00:30

RNZ Mediawatch: Investigative Journalism in todays world "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Mediawatch had a lengthy segment on the issues and dangers facing investigative journalists in to days world. It is worth listening to. The website article has useful links as well.

This past week, the grisly killing of a TV reporter overseas  Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova  and the alarming disappearance of another journalist  Saudi Arabian Jamal Khashoggi  offered further evidence that investigative journalism this days is a risky business.

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20181014-0910-investigative_journalism_in_an_age_of_danger_and_netflix-128.mp3

If no-one gives a shit, youve failed. Before heading home to Sweden after six months off in Gisborne, award-winning investigative TV reporter Joachim Dyfvermark told local reporters theyre up against the likes of Netflix, HBO and YouTube.

00:30

Its okay to cover up or be complicit in a criminal act "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Over half the respondents in the recent Whaleoil poll said that they thought taping a conversation was worse than either covering up a crime or being complicit in it. This is a staggering result which begs the question, have over half of us lost our moral compass? Or are we so swayed by political bias [] The post Its okay to cover up or be complicit in a criminal act appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:26

Mad, bad or both? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ross was, based on my memory of meeting him, a somewhat shifty person.

Homepaddock

Is Jami-Lee Ross mentally ill, just behaving really badly, or both?

Amateur diagnosticians are using terms like manic depression, bipolar and narcissism to describe his behaviour.

Former colleague, Mark Mitchell, who is in a better position to know spoke to Mike Hosking yesterday about mental illness and said: He has to take responsibility for his actions, but he must look after himself first.

That was before the release of the tape that didnt appear to be the smoking gun Ross said it would be, but did needlessly insult other people, all of whom responded with dignity.

Maureen Pugh tweeted:

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00:23

Taxing too far "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In a rational economic sense if you believe in climate change there are valid reasons for upping petrol taxes. However,reality is different, in real life people are affected not economic constructs. Something many of our so called leaders of all ilks signally fail to recognise.

Homepaddock

The petrol tank was around a quarter full when I stopped for more fuel.

It cost more than $100.

As I paid I said to the woman serving me, Im pleased this doesnt mean I cant buy the groceries, it must be hard for a lot of people.

She agreed, said her children were on the minimum wage and one sometimes had to toss up between fuel for the car to get to work and food for her family.

That is now the reality for too many people.

The government can cast blame on fuel companies but it has to take some responsibility.

The extra taxes it has already introduced and the additional tax in the pipeline makes the governments share of the price we pay at the pump too big a proportion of the total cost.

Just like tobacco tax, the extra fuel tax (and GST on top of

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Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.

The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.

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