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  • Redbaiter 15:10 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aotearoa Human Rights Lawyers Association, TOW Tribunal   

    Human Rights Lawyers- Maori litigants at TOW hearings should be better funded 

    Waitangi_Tribunal_logo A far left group calling itself the The Aotearoa Human Rights Lawyers Association has criticised the process where funding for cases brought before the Waitangi Tribunal is provided by the Crown.

    These bubble living progressives must have missed the growing mood that the tribunal is a farce and needs to be shut down. They said there was an “inherent tension” because the Crown must contribute funds to Māori in order to prosecute claims against the Crown, when it should take a hands-off approach to paying for the Tribunal’s operations. So obviously they want an “independent body” to oversee dispensation of funds. In other words another racially and politically corrupt QANGO with its hand in the taxpayer’s pocket.

    The AHRLA made the points in response to the government’s draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a United Nations agreement.

    Here is what really needs to happen. The TOW tribunal is increasingly seen as a rubber stamp for any kind of outrageous claims by so called “Maori” litigants and it should be shut down immediately. Any so called “Maori” group that considers it has a grievance against the Crown should issue civil proceedings in a court of law as every other litigant has to do. The party so inclined should raise its own money for the action, again, as every other litigant has to do.

    The Tribunal is a farce where there is no active case presented for the defence. The accepted limits on the burden of proof for litigants is absurdly low. The findings are frequently atrociously biased and unjust. It is an idea that was wrong from the start and has continued to be wrong over the years of its existence.

    Not least because naturally the Crown is want to to settle cases where they are not only the defendant but also paying for the plaintive’s court/ legal costs. Caught in a no win all pay situation dreamed up by political imbeciles. Even some half baked lawyer with a degree from Commie University 2010 should be able to see how farcical that situation is.

    The solution is not to prop up this outrageous and divisive artifice with more public money but to end it completely.

     
  • Redbaiter 13:30 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Child abuse, ,   

    David Cameron's appalling hypocrisy on child abuse 

    It continues to amaze me that so many of our political leaders to day are such sniveling cowardly hypocrites, compromisers and do nothings. Here we have a great example. UK PM and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron bemoaning that state of affairs where “children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an ‘industrial scale’ with authorities failing to tackle the problem”.

    God give me strength. What other authority had more opportunity to do something about the problem other than parliament and led by David Cameron himself they HAVE DONE NOTHING OTHER THAN EXACERBATE THE PROBLEM.

    Outlining plans to tackle child sexual exploitation, David Cameron accused people and organisations of “walking on by”. Yes that is right David, and that this has been happening has been public knowledge for years. You and your gutless colleagues have deliberately encouraged a mood to prevail wherein these offences have been downplayed, as any mention was deemed ‘racist” by the whining cowardly Progressives who put political correctness above everything.

    Teachers, councillors and social workers in England and Wales who fail to protect children could face up to five years in jail under the proposals.And police will now prioritise sexual exploitation as a national threat. This means such abuse will be treated in a similar way to serious and organised crime, with police forces, chief constables and police and crime commissioners having a duty to collaborate in order to protect children.

    It should have been happening years ago but calls to take this kind of action have been studiously ignored by all main political parties. Until the UKIP came along and forced their hand.

     
  • Redbaiter 12:43 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Mega, Net Names   

    Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage deemed "illegitimate" because of encryption 

    Kim Dotocm’s Mega said PayPal was pressured by Visa and Mastercard to stop dealing with Mega after it was named as not being a legitimate cloud storage service in a report by Net Names, a company that is a kind of private security force on the internet.

    Apparently the factor that caused Net Names to classify Mega as illegitimate was that the cloud storage encrypts any files stored there.

    Customers will now find it difficult to pay for its services since PayPal will no longer process payments to the cloud storage service. Mega said until it had new payment systems, it would not enforce storage limits or suspend any accounts for non-payment and it had also extended existing subscriptions for two months free of charge.

    I find it hard to understand why encryption should be used as a means to de-legitimise a file storage facility. With the amount of government snooping that prevails today, why not encrypt? Mega claims it has more than 15 million registered users in more than 200 countries. Obviously a lot of people think the same way. There are many other companies already offering the same service. Apparently they’re free of Net Name’s judgments.

    This is the latest hitch in Mega’s plan to complete a backdoor listing on NZX through the shell company, TRS Investments, which was first mooted a year ago, and it makes me wonder if there is not some kind of pressure being applied to damage what would be a profitable business. We are already well aware of the US govt’s strategy of depriving those it prosecutes of the funds to defend themselves.

     
    • Mr_Blobby 12:50 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Same here.

      I would have thought that security of your personal files was paramount.

      Why would you want to store something on a site that was not secure.

      The problem the NSA has is that non of the servers are based in the US. They may not have been able to beak the encryption.

      It also challenges the US domination of the Internet if Countries and people start bypassing the US.Again I see this as a good thing for Net freedom and security.

  • Redbaiter 11:47 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Foreign investment, Joe Hockey   

    Australian Treasurer orders sale of $39 million Sydney mansion 

    ScreenShot002 A Hong Kong-owned business has been ordered to sell a Sydney mansion which Treasurer Joe Hockey says was purchased in breach of foreign investment rules. The $39 million Villa del Mare property at Point Piper was bought last year by Australian company Golden Fast Foods, which is owned by a Hong-Kong based property group.

    Mr Hockey said the company failed to seek approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board in purchasing the mansion and he ordered it be sold. Golden Fast Food have 90 days to sell the property. Failure to sell will see the matter referred to the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions.

    This action by Hockey sends a strong message to foreign house buyers in Australia that the govt is serious about enforcing the law and maintaining the integrity of the foreign investment system that has not prosecuted anyone for breaching the rules since 2006.

    Last week the Australian govt signalled a series of changes to foreign investment rules.

     
    • Mr_Blobby 12:58 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Again this assault on private property rights.

      I personally have no problem with anybody buying property in New Zealand.

      But it should be reciprocal. If I cannot go to south east Asia or the pacific Islands and buy land then the same rules should apply here.

      We allow dual Nationality but these Countries do not. There will be a number of Chinese with both passports because we allow it, the Chinese Government does not.

      So if you have a Chinese passport you cannot buy land in New Zealand even if you have a New Zealand passport renounce one or the other. If you are a New Zealand passport holder and you get a Chinese passport then you must sell your New Zealand holdings.

      Fail to see how the Chinese Government could object. It is a fair policy in so far as they have a choice we still would not.

  • Redbaiter 08:35 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Farm sales, Xenophobia   

    Australian grain farmer's call for more scrutiny of foreign investment 

    I am frequently appalled at the simplistic approach of those who label criticism of foreign purchase of farm lands as “xenophobic”. They don’t seem to grasp that we’re talking about something much bigger than the Marxist generated idea of “racism”.

    In Australia today, the CEO of the biggest grain co-operative CBH Group has called for greater scrutiny over foreign investment in the country’s agricultural industry.

    At the annual conference of Australia’s agricultural forecaster ABARES, Mr. Andrew Crane called for a test to be applied to all foreign farm purchases, to establish whether the sale was beneficial to Australia or not. He suggested the principle of the test should be “is this sale contributing to the long time sustainability of efficient farms in Australia?”

    Earlier this year, the Federal Government increased scrutiny of foreign investment in Australian farmland by lowering the limit at which Foreign Investment Board approval is needed from $252 million to $15 million.

    Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce told the ABARES conference that the long-awaited white paper on agriculture was imminent.

    Time for those NZers who label critics of the NZ govt policy as xenophobic to get real. If the Australian Liberal Party is concerned enough to be taking action, what’s wrong with National? I can’t see that selling NZ’s farms out to the Communist Chinese government and or its corrupt cronyists could ever pass the test Australia is thinking of applying.

    There is a difference between free trade and maintaining the security of the realm.

     
    • Peter 12:34 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Exactly. What we are on the receiving end of, is colonialism. The PRC views the Pacific ocean as a Chinese lake. And their policy is assertive, aggressive and expansionist, in a” friendly” & “cooperative” way. At the moment.
      Only live fish can swim upstream, any dead fish can float downstream. I fear our political masters tend to be identified with the dead fish. The Chinese are walking all over them.

      • Redbaiter 12:48 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, Chicoms are busy with this same kind of stuff all over the Pacific, Africa and Sth America.

        As you may know, its a plan first devised way back in the late 1970’s to ensure the long life of Chinese communism by integrating it into the economies of the west.

  • Redbaiter 02:58 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amnesty, Phyllis Schlafly   

    Where is the resistance to Obama’s tyranny? 

    Everyday I am more astonished at what is happening in the US and Barack Obama’s apparently unstoppable abuse of the presidency. I have always believed that the US had an almost perfect system of govt, with inbuilt checks and balances to prevent the growth of tyranny.

    That I am apparently very wrong about this is a point emphatically made by an article I read today written by Phyllis Schlafly which highlights another stark and shocking abuse of power by Obama. However what really makes me despair is that there is apparently no way to stop this thug.

    Obama’s scheme is to legalise 5 million alien invaders by means of an executive order granting them amnesty. This amnesty will allow the aliens access to work permits, social security numbers and driver’s licences. Once they have these documents, there is no way to stop them voting, and they will no doubt vote Democrat in gratitude for Obama’s generous assistance.

    Zap…!! Just like that, by means of Obama’s probably illegal executive order 5 million extra votes and most likely the 2016 election for the Democrats.

    This is such a cynical abuse of power, coming right out of the white House. Yet it seems as if the US for all of its constitutional safeguards cannot stop this cheap conniving crook who poses as a President. I thought the Republicans held Congress. Doesn’t this give them control of something? If they can’t get the 60 votes needed to counter the amnesty bill, surely they can still refuse to fund it. Why would McConnell and Boehner grant funding to this hoax operation designed to cripple the Republican party possibly for ever?

    Its getting harder every day to reject the notion that US government and the political establishment is rotten to the core, and deliberately working against the interests of the American Republic.

    Democrats Plan To Win Elections With Illegal Alien Votes

     
    • KG 06:26 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      “Why would McConnell and Boehner grant funding to this hoax operation designed to cripple the Republican party possibly for ever?”
      1) Chamber of Commerce
      2) The Republican party is the same gang as the Democrat Party, wearing different colours.

    • mawm 08:38 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      KG I think it is a bit more basic than that – big deposits of $’s in their personal bank accounts.

      • Redbaiter 11:19 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        This is a plan that could give the Democrats power for decades and allow them to implement all kinds of destructive ideas. It could spell the death of the Republicans. One would think that they would try a bit harder than they are to stop it.

        KG is right in that the parties are the same, and its a struggle to explain this other than that it was done by purposeful infiltration. Maybe McConnell and Boehner are not Democrat infiltrators, but if they were, they could hardly have done a better job. Its just crazy to let Obama get away with this.

        Just read more on this here

        http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414730/boehner-executive-amnesty-will-continue-be-litigated-courts-joel-gehrke

  • Redbaiter 00:57 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Forbes Magazine,   

    Wednesday morning smile 

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    Incidentally, great article in Forbes magazine.

    “The Chain of Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA”

     
  • Redbaiter 17:09 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Andrew Leigh, Candice Lester, QandA   

    Candice Lester versus Andrew Leigh, first round knockout to Candice. 

    My good friend at Crusader Rabbit reckons I am mad, but due to my interest in global politics, I watch the ABC show Q and A most times its on. He’s right in that its basically a communist propaganda show, but it has enormous influence across Australia and I think one has to stay abreast of what the enemy is thinking.

    Its always grossly biased against the right and or the Australian Liberal Party. The host Tony Jones is an extreme left winger. Its panel, apart from the obligatory token rightists, is always stacked with the worst kind of socialist rabble. Its audience is mostly the same. The questions are an almost unremitting barrage of left wing garbage based on unrealistic premises. The tweets that slide across the screen as the show goes on are mostly excruciatingly painful in their low IQ half educated Marxist origins.

    I shouldn’t watch for all it is really is a sad reminder of just how deeply embedded Marxism is in a large sector of Australian society. However last night the unthinkable happened. An audience member slipped through all of the filters and asked left wing golden boy Andrew Leigh, shadow (Labor) assistant treasurer a great question.

    Candice Lester (pictured) asked:
    Candice Lester

    Andrew Leigh, you have said that, and I quote, the “ideal Medicare model involves a small co-payment”, that Australian universities should be “free to set fees according to the market value of their degrees,” that large government handouts “visit suffering and exclusion on those very people in need of assistance,” and that regarding pension ages, “70 is the new 64.” However you are now voting against the very Government proposals that address these concerns. Would you say you’ve sold you soul? Or simply changed your mind? And if you’ve changed your mind, why?

    At first stuck for words, Andrew then gave a long speech that didn’t really address the complete reversal of his position. The full exchange is here.

    When he had finished waffling, Candice hit him again.

    I guess I want you to expand on your response that, you know, these are kind of four topical issues that affect a lot of Australians. You’ve now come over and you are supporting the Coalition, I guess, are you likely to change your mind on those issues again before the next election?

    Again Andrew Leigh was lost. He had no answer that could excuse him from arrant hypocrisy. Again we see how the left flounder on the rare occasions they are put under some real scrutiny. Its no wonder they mostly do all they can to avoid it. I hope Candice is in Liberal Party politics. She could have a great career.

    You can watch Q and A streamed on the net or download if from here.

     
    • myerbruce@gmail.com 19:49 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      For what it’s worth – Candice Lester is an ex Liberal Staffer

      • Redbaiter 01:10 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I think she runs her own media/ public relations business now, (although I could be wrong.)

    • KG 22:54 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Good grief! Q&A must be slipping. The only times I’ve watched it (mercifully few) it resembled nothing so much as the ritual stoning of the village demon aka conservative guests.
      (I don’t think you’re nuts, RB, merely that you have almost superhuman tolerance of ABC assholes) :)

      • Redbaiter 01:02 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        That tolerance was tested last night. The audience’s fawning over some vapid communist actor was so bad I had to keep a bucket next to me.

  • Redbaiter 15:07 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Copernicus, Google, trustworthiness   

    Google search engine changes its ranking methods 

    I don’t like Google, even though they do some good stuff. Their maps and navigations services and Google Earth are all extremely useful devices. However as a corporate they’re far too politically progressive for me, and I don’t like the way they dominate the web and endlessly collect data for marketing purposes. They read your emails (robotically) if you use their service, and target web advertising according to whatever you may be writing about.

    Lately they’ve decided to in future alter the way their search engine works. At the moment, if you do a search for an item, a website that enjoys high popularity will be at the top of the list for that particular item.

    The coming change is an algorithmically designed process that changes the main ranking factor from popularity to what Google term “trustworthiness”.

    It works roughly like this. Google compiles a store of facts. Specially designed software patrols millions of websites and checks what is written on these sites against the facts in the data base. If the software detects a large number of diversions from the stored facts, the site will be downgraded in search results.

    Is this going to make the web a more “truthful” place? Somehow I doubt it. To me it smells like another big brother idea from Google, and I can’t avoid the suspicion this is just another cleverly disguised attempt to ram global warming down our throats, and silence dissent.

    If Google been around in the 16th century, I guess he would have come up far towards the bottom of any search.

     
    • KG 22:57 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Google “facts” will be Prog “facts”.

      • Redbaiter 01:19 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’ve completely de-Googled myself nowadays. Snooping bunch of progs.

  • Redbaiter 11:25 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Farmsafe, Worksafe   

    Worksafe- NZ farmers being led like lambs to slaughter 

    Farm accident Recent news that WorkSafe NZ has laid a charge against the Ministry of Social Development over the shooting at its Ashburton office in September have come as a surprise to some. However if they had been watching what is happening overseas they would have had a fair idea of what was coming.

    The too powerful and too numerous NZ bureaucracy has a growth mechanism that goes like this. Find a problem to justify their existence. Look overseas for ideas on how to implement the solution to this problem. Set up the system in NZ.

    In Queensland 10 years ago bureaucrats decided there was a problem with industrial accidents. Their solution in broad terms was to take legislation governing coal mine safety and adapt it to every other commercial system. The two key elements of the system were a designated site, and the appointment of a Site Safety Executive (or manager).

    So they had two concrete elements to underpin prosecutions, the site, and the person responsible. This is basically the same system that applies in NZ and is under Minister Michael Woodhouse now penetrating the NZ farming industry. New legislation designates the farm as the site and the farmer or manager as the Site Safety Manager. Whoever fills this position is the target of the prosecutions that will no doubt follow when in future accidents occur on farms.

    Here’s the crux of the issue. No matter what the circumstances of the accident, even if the employee has violated any number of safety codes to cause the accident, the Site Safety manager will be prosecuted. Whoever nominates for this position is putting their head in a noose. They will bear responsibility for every accident that occurs at the “site” even if they’re not even present on the site at the time of the accident.

    Its no small thing. If an accident happens on your farm, you will be investigated by team of bureaucrats, you will need to give statements probably recorded on video, you will need legal representation, and it will cost you big money if you seek to defend. Many of the charges are serious, with “grievous bodily harm” being very frequent in Queensland. Many small business people plead guilty because they can’t afford the legal costs of a defence. $50K to $100K fines or greater are usual.

    The legalities of the scheme are of course heavily weighted in favour of the bureaucracy, and give scant regard to traditional principles of liberty. Teams of marauding “safety inspectors’ are empowered to make random visits to “sites” and conduct intrusive and detailed investigations. (in actuality suspicionless searches) If it happens on your farm you can bet they will find some violation.

    There have been over 800 prosecutions in Queensland since 2007, with fines totaling close to $23 million. You can see a summary of the cases here.

    I’m surprised to read reports that NZ farmers are welcoming the govt’s moves to implement this scheme here. They obviously have no idea of what they are letting themselves in for.

     
    • Peter 12:52 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Another crazy national Party imposition. Death by a thousand cuts in store for the goose that lays the golden eggs.

      • Redbaiter 12:57 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        They’ve never met a bunch of bureaucrats they didn’t like.

    • Mr_Blobby 14:19 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      “big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy” are all economic brakes on an economy.

      We are a low wage economy and still internationally uncompetitive.

      Unless you are one of the overpaid, over educated, under worked bureaucrats.

    • KG 22:59 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      “No matter what the circumstances of the accident, even if the employee has violated any number of safety codes to cause the accident, the Site Safety manager will be prosecuted. Whoever nominates for this position is putting their head in a noose. They will bear responsibility for every accident that occurs at the “site” even if they’re not even present on the site at the time of the accident. ”
      Spot-on. The owner of the farm we live on confirms every word of that.

      • Redbaiter 01:04 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I know a guy who was on leave at the time of the accident and still found himself in court.

  • Redbaiter 08:32 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Same sex marriage   

    Jeb Bush campaign team headed by contingent of homosexual activists 

    ScreenShot002BuzzFeed is reporting that Jeb Bush has hired a number of homosexual activists to direct his 2016 campaign team-

    To an extent that would have been unthinkable in past elections, one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination has stocked his inner circle with advisers who are vocal proponents of gay rights. And while the Bush camp says his platform will not be shaped by his lieutenants’ personal beliefs, many in the monied, moderate, corporate wing of the GOP — including pragmatic donors, secular politicos, and other members of the establishment — are cheering the early hires as a sign that Bush will position himself as the gay-friendly Republican in the 2016 field.

    Jeb’s campaign manager is David Kochel, who has been prominent at pro-homosexaul political gatherings where he has called on the Republican Party to “modernise” its social agenda. He said in one interview “the culture wars are kind of over, and Republicans largely lost.”

    When Bush officially launches his presidential bid later this year, he will likely do so with a campaign manager who has urged the Republican Party to adopt a pro-gay agenda; a chief strategist who signed a Supreme Court amicus brief arguing for marriage equality in California; a longtime adviser who once encouraged her minister to stick to his guns in preaching equality for same-sex couples; and a communications director who is openly gay.

    Bush is already viewed with concern by Conservatives because of his support for liberal social issues like amnesty for illegal immigrants (votes for Democrats) and common core education. (left wing indoctrination). An attack on traditional marriage would tip the scales for many anti-progressive voters.

    Jeb Bush, 2016’s Gay-Friendly Republican

     
    • Peter 09:30 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Further evidence of the once great Pax Americana in serious decline.
      Not good news.
      Strange days are these.

    • lafayetteangel 09:41 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I thought about what Jeb Bush did at CPAC and how he talks lately. I can’t help but think he is the same as Obama by actions and talk. Good Lord help us if he becomes Republican nominee for president.

      • Redbaiter 10:28 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Nominating Jeb Bush will give Hillary the Presidency as Conservatives will stay home.

        I think there is a large contingent of Conservatives out there who see voting as a waste of time anyway and are increasingly seeing economic and social collapse as the only real outcome.

    • Changeiscoming 10:21 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      That’s the last thing the GOP needs, another RINO. I am still picking Dr Ben Carson as my preferred man.

      • Redbaiter 10:34 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Carson is good but soft on gun control.

        I think Conservatives are looking for someone anti-amnesty, pro second amendment, strong on defence, anti common core, and a broad constitutionalist. Its actually pretty hard to find someone who measures up to all of those requirements.

        Walker is soft on amnesty. Rand Paul’s “leave the globe to Russia and Red China” stance is not popular. The only guy at the moment who looks like he might tick all the boxes is Ted Cruz.

    • KG 23:01 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      If Jeb Bush is the answer, it must have been a bloody stupid question.

  • Redbaiter 02:24 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Education reform, Kurt Schlicter   

    Let’s destroy liberal academia, the root of so many of the West’s problems 

    The left win constantly because we do not confront them. Universities and many other academic institutions are the territory of the left and we need to take it from them. They have been left to hold that territory uncontested for far too long.

    The present day generation of politicians are not ever going to do it. It has to be the generation that will come in following the ascension of leaders like Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Trey Gowdey. It will start in the United States and gradually spread throughout the West.

    The benefits will be manifold. If we take Universities back from the left our children will be educated and not have their heads filled with divisive Marxist fairy tales. Our societies will become more stable and more advanced as the outcomes of real education displace the sludgy crosswired and destructive thinking of those processed by the current system. Kurt Schlicter nutshells all of this so well in an article he has written on Townhall.com. Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia (abridged)

    It’s time to give current university system the Old Yeller treatment, except normal Americans will giggle when this rabid mongrel gets put down.

    Understand that the purpose of modern American “education” is not to educate students. It is primarily to provide cushy, subsidized sinecures for liberal administrators and faculty while, secondarily, providing a forum to indoctrinate soft young minds in the liberal fetishes du jour.

    Modern academia is a refuge and sanctuary for the left within our culture where the inhabitants can devote their full efforts to destroying the very society that subsidizes them without having to worry about actually producing anything of value. It’s an intellectual and moral cesspool. Just look at some of the nightmares that have slithered out of our universities and into mainstream society in just the last few decades – political correctness, hook-up culture, Barack Obama.

    College today is about gaining admission – once you’re in, your work is done and you spend the next five or so years guzzling beer, sporadically attending class in massive lecture halls, and trying to get a notary to sign off on your sexual consent paperwork.

    A high school graduate should walk across the stage and out the door of the auditorium with a diploma that demonstrates that he can read, count, identify the three branches of government, and correctly place World War II as occurring after World War I. But, thanks to the teachers’ unions that repay the support of the Democrat Party by churning out an endless parade of semi-literate, mouth-breathing future liberal voters, that’s not the case. The first two years of college today now do what the first two years of high school used to do.

    For generations, modern liberal academia has been at war with normal Americans. It’s time we shot back – just ask Old Yeller.

    One other extremely positive outcomes of freeing education from the left will be a more objective and effective media. Which in turn will provide a functioning democracy as opposed to the virtual one party states every western nation suffers under today. Education has been lost for four or five decades. Its long past time the situation was remedied, and it will be if we can just get to it before its current graduates turn Western society into East Berlin circa 1970.

     
    • KG 23:03 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Not just universities – leftist indoctrination starts at about age seven (or even younger).

      • Redbaiter 01:06 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, why the left are always so enthusiastic about child care. With them the idea has always been for the state to replace the parent.

  • Redbaiter 02:00 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags:   

    Tuesday morning smile 

    Ticking bomb

     
  • Redbaiter 14:57 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Plain packaging, Robert Beaglehole   

    Anti-smoking campaign demonstrates our universities and parliament infested by anti-freedom zealots 

    Here is something that won’t surprise anyone who knows what’s really going on in the west. A University of Auckland emeritus professor, one Robert Beaglehole, is leading a massive assault on private property and free enterprise. When our universities should be the places that maintain and teach students the traditions that made our Western societies the most free in the world, they are instead infested with the dregs of our community who directly contrary to what they should be doing, are advocating attacks on those very things we should be holding dear.

    Private property Mr. Beaglehole is the foundation of Western civilisation. Get a plane ticket to Cuba right now and teach your left wing garbage there. It is not for civilised and free countries.

    It does not matter what the situation is. It does not matter what the presumed (or false) justification might be. By your outspokenness in this matter you are teaching a perverted and destructive way of thinking. You have no business in a Western University.

    Either cigarette manufacturing is made illegal or you leave it the hell alone you despicable person.

    And the same goes for the hopelessly lost National Party and their racist cronyists.

    Disclaimer- do not smoke and have never smoked.

     
    • Mr_Blobby 16:28 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      What a Muppet. Smoking is an addictive drug, those people are going to die or get sick regardless, they are drug addicts, packaging means nothing to them.

      The political wing of the gangs are all for prohibition because it opens up another lucrative drug market for them.

      The current penalties for growing and selling tobacco (excise penalties) are huge, remember there is a 90% tax on cigarettes. The penalties for marijuana are a slap on the wrist

      The Government does not want to stop smoking, 1.3 Billion in Tax as apposed to 500 million in detrimental health costs. 800 million in lost TAX and 500 million of ongoing health costs. Remember you are going to die from something anyway.

      Like climate change if the answer to a problem is to TAX it then you know it is a con.

  • Redbaiter 12:10 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Hey Progressives..!! There is a legitimate argument against mass immigration 

    Many on the left condemn opposition to mass immigration as “racist”. This is an absurd allegation for many reasons and I’ll explain why below. Libertarians often join the left in this condemnation although for different reasons. They say restrictions on immigration will stunt economic growth.

    The NZ National Party kind of supports the Libertarian view, although with them its really pragmatism over principle. John Key and his hopeless socialist acolytes know that without a massive inflow of foreign capital driving consumerism and the real estate market, their extravagant and reckless socialist budgets would drown in a sea of red ink.

    National party supporters often label dissent as racist too, or though the word xenophobic seems to be more favoured. Perhaps because its got a few more letters, something that appeals to the half educated hipsters that make up the younger factions in the party and chase “cool” as if their life depends on it.

    Mark Levin has been a political mentor of mine through his books and radio show for 15 years or more. He spoke at the US CPAC conference yesterday and as only Levin can do, laid out the case against mass immigration clearly and succinctly. He successfully rebutted the progressive argument that “we are a nation of immigrants” by stating that we are in fact a nation of citizens. He’s not against immigration. In fact I don’t know anyone who is.

    What Levin is against is mass uncontrolled immigration that does not allow migrants time to assimilate into the culture of the host country. Without this time you basically have invasion, where the newcomers set up enclaves marked by different cultural perceptions and habits, and these enclaves grow and grow until they compete with traditional culture for space and political representation. Balkanisation is only a matter of time.

    The point is that in countries that have established cultures based on western values of individual freedom and democracy, immigration must only occur at a rate that enables assimilation. Otherwise the traditional culture is threatened and may even be overcome, as is illustrated by events in the UK and France, for only two examples.

    Socialist political polices as practiced in NZ by Labour and National (too spineless and bereft of principle to turn back any of the left’s key anchor policies) have put NZ in a parlous economic position. The same goes for most other countries in the west. Mass immigration is demanded to shore up economies against the fiscal damage caused by socialist policies.

    Very little thought has been given to the downside, but it is an inescapable fact that a flood of migrants who do not assimilate will compete with the traditional culture. This is the danger the Nationals and so many other socialists (and Libertarians ignore). If we lose the principles that established our free and democratic society,and that so many lives have been lost defending in so many wars, then what have we gained?

    Immigration is fine but its happening far too quickly and with far too little care for its overall impact. Socialism drives this unwelcome operation. We must stop big spending governments, restore individual responsibility, and get our budgets in order. Surely this is a preferable alternative to the selling out of our cultural heritage. The heritage that made immigrants want to leave their own countries and come here in the first place.

     
  • Redbaiter 08:13 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hooton- Slow week for news so I'll just bash Colin Craig 

    Hooton Matthew Hooton likes to think of himself as a right winger and I suppose considering the narrowness of the NZ political spectrum he’s reasonably correct. In the US he’d probably attract the label of Liberal. Like Cameron Slater, who also refers to himself frequently as right wing, Hooton is really a social progressive, with a few economic ideas that separate him from the hard left but otherwise he pretty much thinks in harmony with them. I see him as a kind of Jon Stewart without the comedy. Albeit, a good political strategist.

    Its been a pretty slow week for hard news. I can imagine Mr. Hooton perhaps fretting over his publication deadline and in the end thinking, well, hell, why not another beat up of Colin Craig?

    Craig has been out of the news for a while. He’s probably still getting over the bitter disappointment of the last election, when he spent around $3.5 million only to fall short of success by a measly 1 per cent. I’d want to lie low for a while too if I had put in the brave effort that Craig had and failed.

    Mr. Hooton’s article asks “Where is Colin Craig?” He then goes on to mock Craig in the manner that most smug social liberals did so enthusiastically during the election campaign. He also mock’s the 96000 people who voted for Craig as “religious nutters, too stupid to know Craig is not Margaret Thatcher, or grumpy and bewildered oldies”.

    Mr. Hooton thinks if Craig decides he’s had enough those voters are most likely to be split between ACT and NZ First. Who is really to know? Maybe Mr. Hooton is right, however my support for Craig was based on breaking the hardening progressive orthodoxy that prevails in this small isolated island. The orthodoxy that keeps X voters supporting progressive National and Y voters supporting progressive Labour while a small group of Z voters drift from one to the other, as each election the political spectrum slides further left and simultaneously becomes even more narrow.

    I’m not going to support ACT, who have long ago drifted from their founding ideas, and I am not going to support NZ First, who have been around a long time and are therefore part of the political status quo I detest.

    I wish I knew what was going on with Craig. There are some weird rumours floating around. Slater keeps hinting at some dire and embarrassing problem but his record for predicting events has never been anything out of the ordinary. He said he would have his Freed news site up and running before the election. Didn’t happen. He said he had a big plate of beans to spill on the Dirty Politics crowd. Hasn’t happened. (As for Freed, maybe Slater’s backers have seen an accurate business model of a digital news service and decided they have better things to do with a million plus bucks than throw it down a black hole.)

    As for who voted for The Conservatives, I don’t know if you could say this list of policies identifies anyone who particularly fits in with Mr. Hooton’s mocking descriptions.

    • the first $20,000 of earnings being free of income tax
    • cutting the number of members of the New Zealand parliament from 120 to 99
    • repeal of the ‘anti-smacking’ child discipline law
    • the use of binding referenda
    • abolition of the separate Māori electoral seats in parliament
    • opposition to sales of rural land to foreign interests
    • abolition of New Zealand’s emission trading scheme

    I guess if this week is slow for news too, we can look forward to a Matthew Hooton column bagging Sarah Palin, or the Tea Party, and classifying their supporters as bitter country hicks clinging to their guns and religion.

     
    • Mr_Blobby 10:47 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Who is this self appointed idiot Hooton. Do we know what village he is missing from.

      The only thing that I would add to that list is that married couples living in the same house should be able to split their income for TAX purposes. Let start getting more family friendly before we have a complete break down in the Family unit. How has that worked out for Maori.

      How is that dirty and despicable (by his own admission) piece of shit blubber boy at Waleshit news.

    • Chuck Bird 13:48 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Very few politicians are trustworthy. John Boscawan former ACT MP would have been one the most honest I have known. I have known Winston for over 40 years and although I would not call him the most honest MP in the House but certainly not the most dishonest. I would certainly say Winston is more honest than Colin Craig who I have known for a number of years. I have found if Colin does not know something he will make things up rather than say he does not know.

      He has zero political nous. Much of Winston’s voter base would be 60+. Colin think he will grab a share of them so what does he do. He copies most of the NZF manifesto. He makes a few changes. He calls Winston a liar and makes comments about Winston’s ability because of his age which many of Winston’s voter base found offensive.

      Winston may be close to 70 but if anyone has seen him on TV since he throw his hat in the ring would not say he is too old for the job.

      Winston would be one of the more conservative MPs who are not beholden to John Key.

      It is one thing for a minor party to have policies and an other thing to get them implemented. Winston’s negotiating skills are far superior to Colin’s. Colin could have learned something from Winston. If he had of joined NZF and breathed through his nose he could have ended up leading the party. Colin short political career is over.

      • Redbaiter 14:27 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Just for the record Chuck I do not regard Winston as the kind of demon many do. I merely see him as no better or worse than any who have been part of govt and or opposition over the last few decades. I appreciate that he is far less politically correct and unwilling to ingratiate himself with the media as some are, but he just hasn’t ever demonstrated enough revolutionary zeal to interest me.

        And I realise Craig’s campaign was flawed but I also know its very easy to criticise as compared to actually having to get out there and gain some political traction with a mass of voters that are badly misinformed by a partisan media. I think Craig deserves at least some credit for having a go.

  • Redbaiter 02:39 on March 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Monday morning smile 

    Bad Christians

     
  • Redbaiter 16:00 on March 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: John Fraser, , Over-spending,   

    New Australian Treasury Secretary slams govt over-spending 

    New Australian Treasury Secretary John Fraser has slammed the impact of tax cuts and middle class welfare on government revenue and said Australia did not have a debt crisis but did need to cut spending and reduce government debt to prevent future problems.

    “Government debt is not at crisis levels and public debt interest remains low as a share of both nominal GDP (gross domestic product) and government expenditure,” he said. “But no action to stem the growth of government debt and or any substantial rise in interest rates threaten to make net debt a bigger issue in future.”

    Mr Fraser was scathing of the rise in government spending since the mining boom and the global financial crisis (GFC), which has increased government debt. He said a very substantial amount was spent on so called middle class welfare without sufficient regard to the future prospects for servicing those ongoing transfers.

    I wonder if Tony Abbott was listening to these comments, and if so, whether he mentioned them to John Key during his recent visit. It seems that when it comes to the criticisms John Fraser raises, Abbott and Key have a lot in common.

     
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