This is a dash cam video taken in Tauranga NZ of the unidentified flying object crossing the sky and the huge explosion that followed. Scientific opinion seems to support the view that the item was a meteor.
This is a dash cam video taken in Tauranga NZ of the unidentified flying object crossing the sky and the huge explosion that followed. Scientific opinion seems to support the view that the item was a meteor.
Hi readers. Thought a new theme may reactivate my interest in blogging. Been working fairly intensely for the last year or so but things have quietened down a bit now so maybe I will have the time. I’d so much like to see Conservatives getting a bit more political traction, and I guess that’s never going to happen if we all just hide away and let the place slide into the Progressive swamp. As great as the temptation to do so sometimes is.
The new theme is about short and sharp, so I will try and keep it that way.
In the most stark example of the political corruption that infests NZ at the hands of the progs, we saw a massive outcry yesterday concerning a perceived insult thrown at a Muslim taxi driver by an elderly white Invercargill man. He was going to be investigated by the Police, and re-educated by the Human Rights Commission. Might even lose his job. That will teach that horrible criminal right? The usual Kiwiblog progs are cheering their stupid damn heads off.
But if you’re Maori, and you invade and shut down a courthouse in Taranaki, the Police do nothing, and the government stays quiet. Story from NZ Herald-
A group of 200 protesters forced the Hawera District Court to abandon proceedings this morning.Judge Allan Roberts was to hear several cases as part of a standard police list day, but supporters of Kiri Campbell, who was due to appear on charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage, forced him to remain in his chambers.
The public gallery was packed with people, some even having to sit on the floor. One protester was waving a flag and Judge Roberts, through police, requested the flag be removed but the protester refused.
About six police and court security officers entered the courtroom at 10.15am to ask the protester to remove the flag a final time but he refused, and court officers including media were escorted from the courtroom.
And apparently that is the end of it. No arrests, no investigations. That’s NZ under the progs for you. Don’t dare insult an immigrant, (you evil racist), especially if you’re an elderly white man, but you can shut down a court house anytime you like if you’re a member of the special race.
And those lib bastards at Transparency International still keep saying there’s no corruption in NZ.
American motorcyclists fight back against police checkpoints-
Stilwell, joined by about 10 of his friends wearing black leather jackets, some with firearms resting in holsters on their hips, stood along the sidewalk waving signs that read “Police Checkpoint Ahead.”
But up ahead wasn’t a typical DUI checkpoint; the officers on Flamingo Road were pulling over drivers on cellphones.
What a stark difference to the submissive mentality that prevails in NZ.
Grateful for your brave and persistent attempts to get me to understand Zen. :)
I do understand actually, and I realise its a judgement call that we all have to make.
MY POV on such commenters is that they bring nothing to the debate. Nothing new. Nothing fresh. Nothing challenging. Nothing intelligent. They’re just ignorant thugs whose shared characteristic is a deep immersion in moral relativism and an extremely simplistic and facile understanding of the historical and cultural underpinnings of our society. They have no real in depth understanding of what makes western civilization better than most.
Or should I say what made it better than most, for under the influence of the Progressives, we’re fast losing that advantage. Savagery and barbarism are on the rise in the west everywhere you look. (More …)
Results of US survey on word association (“socialism” and “capitalism”) by race- (More …)
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Has Kiwiblog gone downhill or what? On the few occasions I look in there these days the comments are unreadable. Mostly just a never ending round Robin of inane trash from the same small group of loons. Alexa shows a steady decline over 6 months and a 20% drop over the last three months. No wonder I reckon.
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Happy New Year to all readers, and best wishes for 2012
Most commenters or bloggers who disagree with the militant homosexual movement that seeks so called “gay rights”, and have spoken out in opposition, know all too well of the hate and venom that is the standard response.
In more recent times, the movement has stepped up efforts to close down opposition, and taken to regulation to silence critics. Those who challenge or disagree have legal actions brought against them, and find themselves facing inquiries or appearing before commissions or even arrested, handcuffed, and up before judges, defending themselves against such subjective charges as “offensive” speech.
It struck me that a certain well known blogger provides a miniaturization of this situation on his blog. He frequently runs behind the scenes kangaroo courts, where Conservatives are frequently subjected to a partisan review of their comments after objections are filed by anonymous cowards (who no doubt share the socially liberal views of the blog owner). The usual outcome of these kangaroo courts is the banning or “demeriting” of the “offender”.
Australian columnist Miranda Devine has written a fine article on the hate expressed to anyone showing resistance to the “gay agenda”. Some excerpts below-
Saying anything that is not wholly supportive of the gay-rights agenda is the new taboo—with same-sex marriage and adoption the hottest of hot-button topics at the front line of the culture wars.
Yep, it sure is taboo, and while those in opposition can be enthusiastically defiled and insulted, there is rapid action taken against any perceived retaliation.
Opponents of same-sex marriage are being dragged before anti-discrimination tribunals with complaints that are, at times, withdrawn at the 11th hour. But mud sticks, and the time, expense and stress of the process can make defenders of traditional marriage inclined to keep their heads down in future. Anyone daring to assert that, generally, children are better off with a mother and a father, a fact supported by research, is vilified to their reputational grave. If you are worried about free speech, this is as serious a threat as any.
Yep, and what starts on the streets and in the media and in blogs soon finds its way into the courts. The suppression of views under the pretense of “offensiveness” is widespread in the socially liberal blogosphere. It seeps into the culture, and then, through sympathetic politicians, into legislation.
Similarly, when Californian voters backed so-called Proposition 8 legislation ruling out gay marriage in 2008, opponents resorted to mob intimidation and violence, which has been dubbed “homo-fascism”. There were death threats, vandalism and boycotts against churches, businesses and restaurants suspected of being against gay marriage.
Yep again, and yet there has been little if any criticism of these events in the same old sections of the blogosphere and media. Yet a Conservative or a Tea Party member puts a foot wrong and they scream blue murder.
Jim Wallace, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, has copped more than his fair share of abuse, yet he is one of the few who continues publicly to defend traditional marriage.He says intimidation is successful.
“It stifles public debate because good people will not go out to get their reputation trashed,” he said. “Senior people in the Church can’t afford to be lambasted with the language and abuse which is put on anyone who stands up for marriage.”
Correct, but of course that is the intent of the social liberals. They do not want debate. They want alternative views silenced.
When Wallace appeared on the ABC’s Q&A recently, offensive comments on the program website included that “Jim Wallace is a c…”.
“Why is it Christians or anyone who stands up for marriage can be attacked in this way and we’re not supposed to take offence?” he asked.
Precisely. The judgment of the social liberals only swings the one way, at the same time as they hypocritically level false charges of bigotry and intolerance. On the blog in question, the most abusive social liberals out there are infrequently demerited or banned, and have virtually free reign to slander and abuse any Conservative whenever they choose. They know they’re always going to be fully protected by the blog owner’s craven supplication to the same fashionable cause.
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A shameful outcome indeed in the case of Andrew Bolt and his criticism of white aboriginals. The issue is made out to be racism, but anyone who knows Andrew Bolt understands there is not a racist bone in his body. Racism is just a smokescreen for the modern mantra that really underpins this grossly uncivilized finding, and that mantra is “you shall not challenge the dictates of the social liberals”.
The essence of social liberalism is that no judgements should ever be made concerning certain identified groups in our society. In general, these groups have a common identifier and that is that they are perceived by the bleeding hearts as being disadvantaged in life by some means beyond their personal control.
There are degrees of disadvantage, and as these degrees increase, so it is considered more blasphemous to criticise them. Probably, the most common identifier is the lack of a white skin (or though paradoxically in Bolt’s case this was not so) but its immensely helpful if you are also not heterosexual, and/ or come from a non Christian European cultural grouping. Capping it all off is gender, leading to the circumstance where if you’re a dark skinned lesbian from Ethiopia with only a smattering of English and you believe your life is governed by the moods of spirit who lives in a stream or up a tree or under a rock, you’re royalty to any social liberal.
Having a strong belief in Gaia or the idea that mankind (meaning all the successful white skinned educated heterosexual civilized males of Christian heritage out there ) is destroying the globe is also immensely helpful.
Bolt made the mistake of expressing scorn for one of the social liberal’s most worshiped groups, pseudo aboriginals who doubled as activists for various causes and who were bent on changing our society in some way. Any cause that diminishes respect for traditional white Christian heritage is fine. The social liberals just adore these people, and will not have them spoken ill of in any way or at any time.
Bolt was put up on Stalinist charges in a kangaroo court and just like Conservatives are hounded off most blogs run by social liberals, so he will pay a price for the crime of breaching the strictly enforced behaviour, speech and thought codes enforced by these modern day jack booted authoritarians.
They have assaulted Andrew Bolt because he does not think like them, because he does not speak like them, and because he does not behave like them. Like most ideas born from Marxism, the social liberal calls himself by a term that is a contradiction. Social liberals are not liberal. They are mostly vicious authoritarians who will use any means possible to silence and control those who disagree with them.
The pseudo-liberal closely resembles the professional communist. He preaches tolerance while practicing intolerance; he condemns bigotry while being a bigot; he purports to be for open debate while silencing all of his opponents; he says he is for religious tolerance while routinely slandering Christians; he purports to be for multiculturalism while viciously attacking the traditional European culture.
They are not liberals, they are authoritarian totalitarians, and Andrew Bolt’s disgraceful and disgusting treatment proves this beyond doubt.
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.
The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session. (More …)
Government Press Release-
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples today announced the 12 appointees to the Constitutional Advisory Panel. The Government confirmed last December that it would conduct a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements – including the size of Parliament, the length of the electoral term, Māori representation, the role of the Treaty of Waitangi and whether New Zealand needs a written constitution.
The first thing I noticed about this issue is its extra-ordinary low media profile. Here’s one of the most important governance initiatives in NZ’s history and it hardly produces a blip on the political radar screen.
Then I read about what was planned and who was “selected” and it became apparent that the politicians we are suffering today have badly misunderstood the message. Here it is guys-
WE DON”T LIKE YOU. WE DON’T TRUST YOU. WE REGARD YOU AS INCOMPETENT, DEVIOUS AND SELF SERVING. WE WANT YOU TO GO AWAY. STOP LOOTING US. STOP INTERFERING IN OUR LIVES.
GET OUT OF OUR FACES AND GO AWAY AND LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS.
A Constitution’s main purpose is to protect citizens from the predations of totalitarian government. That’s why the only one’s worth a pinch of goat excrement are those written after revolutions.
Why would we trust a group of people who have spent the last few decades governing completely free of any constitutional limits, to write a constitution rolling back the power they have assumed? We have racial preferences. We have the removal of traditional legal rights. We have savage attacks on freedom of political expression. We have legislative theft of one man’s earnings and their distribution to another man. We have so many breaches of natural rights it would be impossible to list them here. All enshrined in laws passed by the same cynical deceivers who are now proposing to write a constitution. Laughable. Just utterly laughable.
How can those who implemented all of these restraints be trusted to form a constitution, a task that if carried out effectively, would make so much of what they have done over the last few decades unlawful? Which it should undoubtedly do if said constitution is to have any real worth.
Hey politicians- You see the economic meltdown on the near horizon? You caused it. You socialists and your cronyist mates in so called “business”. You have no credibility, you have earned only contempt and derision. Not only for the economic disaster we are facing but because of so many other acts of malfeasance.
Who selected the selectors? You are outright liars who said one thing to get elected and another thing after the election. You are racists. You are separatists. You are fraudsters. We have a parliament drowning in its own dishonour. You work hand in hand with a lying and deceitful politically partisan media conglomerate. You have covered this country with a shroud of dishonesty and deceit the likes of which it has never seen before, in its entire history.
And at this crucial period in time, one our society and civilisation will be lucky to survive, you expect us to endow upon you the right to draft a Constitution??
We would never trust you or the people you have “selected” to carry out such a task. Go away. Leave it. Abandon your plans. This must be left until the sick socialist syndrome that has so destroyed much of the western world has passed or been destroyed by revolution. It cannot happen with the state of things today.
Over the fold is a breakdown of the background of the mainly lawyers, Maori activists and academics and political favourites who have been “selected”. I’ve got so many concerns with this, I can’t write them all here, but the first impression I get is that the whole exercise is another sell out by the weak and duplicitous John Key of the rest of NZ while he again sucks up to Maori TOW gravy train riders. The primary intent of this whole exercise in Constitution writing would appear to be to enshrine the TOW in the document.
Footnote- I notice NZ Pravda Herald columnist David Farrar is (as usual) carrying water for John Key and the National Party on this issue. Another reason to be mistrustful of the intent. This is the guy who demonstrated a pretty damning degree of cynicism when he campaigned vociferously against the Electoral Finance bill when Labour proposed it, but cheered for it when National implemented it. For Mr. Farrar its all about parties, not principles. Now he wants a Constitution to protect free speech?? Don’t be fooled again. (More …)
Rochester, N.Y – There are 49 people on the waiting list for a new heart at Strong Memorial Hospital. 13WHAM News has learned that a convicted rapist serving up to 40 years in prison, is being evaluated for a possible heart transplant. Kenneth Pike, 55, was convicted in 1996 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl in Auburn, N.Y. He is serving his sentence at a state prison in Greene County. (More …)
A local judge jailed Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida and his associate Wayne Sapp after a court found their planned protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, could lead to violence. During his court appearance, Pastor Jones argued that the Koran “promotes terrorist activities around the world.”
He also insisted that his right to protest against Islam was protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. “The First Amendment does us no good if it confines us to saying what is popular,” he pointed out.
But Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad testified that his department had received information about serious threats made against Pastor Jones from local residents, and argued that his protest could lead to violence if allowed.
Prosecutor Robert Moran argued that the protest had nothing to do with the First Amendment and at stake were security and peace in the community. The jury sided with the prosecution and Judge Mark Somers set bond at the symbolic amount of $1 each for the two pastors, which they initially refused to pay.
Following their refusal, both were escorted to a local jail. But local media reported both men changed their minds after spending about an hour behind bars and posted the $1 bond. Under the judge’s ruling, both Pastor Jones and Mr Sapp are now prohibited by the court from going to the mosque for three years.
But Pastor Jones was quoted by The Detroit Free Press as saying the two “will come back next week” to try to organise a new protest. UK Telegraph.
AN OUTSPOKEN Christian campaigner has caused outrage on Twitter by saying Australian soldiers did not fight and die for gays and Muslims. “Just hope that as we remember Servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for – wasn’t gay marriage and Islamic!”, Australian Christian Lobby managing director, Jim Wallace AM, tweeted.
The retired brigadier’s comment reflects the ACL’s aim to have Christian values implemented in Government and caused an immediate reaction on the social-networking site. (More …)
An international law and order expert says successive New Zealand governments are to blame for the “scandal of the century” – a raft of offender-friendly legislation. In his newly released book, Badlands, NZ: A Land Fit for Criminals, former English National Criminal Intelligence Service analyst David Fraser says politicians should look back on their actions with shame.
“The record of all governments in New Zealand since the 1950s in relation to crime prevention has been disastrous,” Fraser writes. “The fact is that all governments since then have gone out of their way to introduce policies that have encouraged criminals to become more criminal. Almost every piece of criminal justice legislation passed during the period has made it easier for judges to avoid sending criminals to prison, by expanding the number of non-custodial alternatives available to them. In addition, other acts of parliament, as well as procedural and administrative changes, have put numerous obstacles in the way of finding, arresting and convicting offenders.” (More …)
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Children are going to school hungry because their parents don’t have enough money left for food after paying exorbitant interest rates to moneylenders, budget agencies say. Family Budgeting Services Federation chief executive Raewyn Fox said her agencies’ clients owed a total of $63 million to finance companies, exceeding all other forms of debt except mortgages for the first time.
Mangere Budgeting Service chief executive Darryl Evans said debt repayments meant 1000 of his clients, with an average three children each, spent an average of only $83.33 a week on food – less than half the $226 which Otago University’s annual food cost survey found would be needed for a “basic diet” for two Auckland adults, two 5-year-olds and a baby.
He cited a Samoan family in Favona with children aged 6, 5 and 6 months who had nothing left for food out of a benefit income of $551 a week after paying $180 in rent, $75 on power, petrol and insurance and $307 repaying loans at interest rates of between 19 per cent and 52 per cent. (More …)
National MP Melissa Lee spoke out strongly against illegal file-sharing this week, but does she practise what she preaches?
As the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment bill passed its third reading, Ms Lee told the House: “Breaking a law, whether it is actually assault on a person or an assault on a copyright, should be punished, not actually excused.” But earlier in the week, she said via Twitter that she was going to listen to a “compilation a friend did for me of K Pop” – South Korean pop music.
This was replied to by @christopherbull: “I really hope that compilation was all copyright cleared. Otherwise, you know, you’d be a glaring hypocrite.” Ms Lee said last night the compilation was made of songs that were legally downloaded and paid for. “I’m not a pirate. I have never downloaded anything illegally in my life.” Earlier she had told the House she did not even know how file-sharing through peer-to-peer systems worked.
National MP Tau Henare said he had illegally downloaded music, but others, including Attorney-General Chris Finlayson and Prime Minister John Key, denied it outright.
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