Wednesday, August 31, 2016

And Eurowankers Wonder Why......

,,,,,,, Britain told them to stick their dreams of a new wold order?

The EU has issued a 'ruling' demanding Apple hand over $19 billion dollars to the Irish gummint.

But get this.

There has been no tax evasion or any other illegal activity on the part of Apple.

Ireland set about attracting big business (along with all it's benefits such as employment, expenditure, payment of 23% VAT on all goods and services, etc) by adopting a relatively low rate of corporate income tax, namely 12.5%.

Apple set up business there and prospered as a result, as did Ireland.

However the socialists who run the EU are having none of that and are calling it 'tax evasion' because apparently Ireland has broken EU rules by offering an attractive rate of tax.

Of course this ridiculous 'ruling' by a dying organisation is being appealed by Apple and by Ireland.

Adolf has an answer for them though.

Apple should mount a counter claim for all the wages, VAT and other transactions made in Ireland during the time it has been in business there.  By the time the whole thing is settled the EU will be part of the Islamic State so it won't matter anymore.


A bunch of crats in Brussels have decreed Apple will pay twenty billion euro as penalty and restitution for years of tax evasion.
Not 19.000000001 billion, a nice juicy twenty

No calculation of Apple's costs in its part in the massive turnaround of an economy once in the ballpark with the perenniel life supported Greeks,  just a punitive figure made up to fit the "bastards are rich" meme that has media party 'stating as fact' The Irish are surprised at the extent of Apple's evasion.

A bunch of enlightened Irish politicians got off their ample arses and changed their nations economic direction, now mainly in a concerted reach for lost power  and embarrassment that the bog dwellers could achieve infinitly beyond what the moribund crats deliver for Greece et al, Apple is a targetted victim.

Meanwhile in another unforseen outcome of the UK act "of madness"  Spain, once competing with the feta and olive masters for bottom rung status, are enjoying an extrordinary surge in tourism.
Gee they will be next for the hand brake treatment from the "coke bottle adorned"  crats.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It's over Helen, nice try.


I know that a number of history and military buffs access No Minister.   This is for you.

Many of you will have seen the film or read the book 'The One That Got Away' detailing the exploits of Franz 'Baron' von Werra including his attempt to commandeer an Hawker Hurricane fighter from RAF Hucknall and fly it back to France and his eventual escape from a prison train in Canada and his return to German via South America.    Von Werra never made it past getting into the cockpit.  

Twelve months later two German airmen actually managed to make away with a trainer aircraft and only failed to complete their escape when it was discovered the aircraft was low on fuel forcing them to turn back from over the North Sea.

Leutnant Heinz Schnabel was a fighter pilot while his partner Oberleutnant Harry Wappler flew bombers. In November 1941 they escaped from their prison camp wearing pilot uniforms and in possession of forged papers identifying them as Pilot Officer George David and Flight Lieutenant Harry Graven.   They made their way to
Carlisle where they went to a cinema frequented by airmen from RAF Kingstown and home to the No. 15 Elementary Flying School. 

At the end of the show they mingled with the airmen and, using their false papers, bluffed their way into the Base where they spent the night hiding in a hanger.

Next morning they bullied a RAF 'erk' apprentice to start up a Miles Magister training aircraft for them pictured below ... open cockpit, max speed 228 kph.

Miles Magister.jpg

They took off with the intention of flying to the Irish Republic but were prevented from that by bad weather. They then attempted to fly over the North Sea to Germany but turned back when they discovered the aircraft was low on fuel.   They landed the aircraft in a field where they tried to persuade the local police to get them fuel ... that's where their luck ran out,   By now the whole country was on alert for the hijacked aircraft.

Both pilots were sentenced to 29 days solitary confinement for their escape.   They were later transferred to
Canada where they sat out the war.

The mind boggles that they got so far especially after von Werra's attempt.   Seems that no lessons were learned from that.    This story intrigues me much more than von Werra's escapades. 


The Pickering Post.

Forget the mayhem Clive Palmer created with money that  almost certainly originated from Queensland Nickel, now shut down.
Forget what Malcolm Turncoat spent from his private wealth in the dying fortnight of the recent Federal Election  where he turned the large house majority he inherited from Tony Abbott into a single heart attack from having to revisit Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Ignore what Bob Jones did to Muldoon.
Marvel at the millions that Billary has garnered from various international sources that might still all be for zilch in November (yes I read Nate Silver).

The world leaders in how to purchase electoral success may well be the State Monolith of Australia,funded to the tune of billions that has almost destroyed the conservative wing of the Liberals and only allows Turncoat to survive in an apparent certainty he will never reduce the Media  Party  funding in Australia.

The latest clear success chalked up by the ABC branch of the Federal Media Party came last weekend with the destruction of Adam Giles and installation of  "Gunner" the leader of Territory Labor.
The decisive battle came with an ABC Four Corners Expose on excesses at the Territory DON Dale detention centre based largely on evidence that predated Giles election three years ago. Forget the Giles CLP administration had closed the complex where the Abu Graib imagery was sourced from and  replaced it with a new facility.

The demise of the once vaunted "Fourth Estate" that once stood with the citizenry as a bastion of restraint and revelation plus the also rapidly crumbling "free Speech" building block of democracy that allows the residents of the ABC ivory tower with their inflated egos,  inherent selfbelief in their infallibility and incomes to match, to have pivotal electoral success in promotion of their lefty candidates across the democratic free world. Yes any casual reading of the ABC propaganda has wholesome support for the EU, Billary, and more inexplicably the rise of Islam and of course Bully Shorton Brains, union backed Labor.  Unions that include the churnalists who run the asylum called The ABC
Here in Nu Ziland we have a less successful media party but give them time, they are on a parallel path as exemplified last election with the resigned statement on TV from Sue's little battler spawn; "no matter what WE do the polls just don't seem  to move".

As usual Larry Pickering makes the case with a little cartoon, just as Bill Leak summed up the dysfunctional effects of Aboriginal Family as his accurate portrayal of the base ingredient of the Four Corners garbage that made Adam Giles demise a political certainty.
Time will reveal what Gunna will do in his administration, one certainty however The ABC will be cheer leading all the way and if the idiot Turnbull had not over reacted with his moronic kneejerk Royal Commission response, Don Dale would just carry on with no further media scrutiny, well not from the ABC anyway.


The money still pours out of Australia as the  fruitless search for the missing airliner MH370 continues.

Daily. information piles up that it was almost certainly a rogue pilot who upon departing Kuala Lumpur Traffic control with an apparently normal "goodnight" waited around three minutes then made a significant departure from the flight path to Beijing and headed SSW into the Indian Ocean off WA where the plane dived into the sea.

Recovered deleted data from the command pilots home Flight Simulator revealed a flight plan for that eventuality.

The Australian Transport Safety Board charged with the research into the missing plane seems to be in denial that the pilot might have gone rogue.

That could not possibly have any connection to the moronic and obsessed attitude of so many, to avoid any links to the religion of peace and  that the pilot with the name Zaharie Ahmad Shah might just have made a lone wolf decision, could it.

If it was my money and John Key was spending up large on trying to find an answer, any answer that ignores the mounting evidence the plane with a load of innocent passengers was ditched in a deliberate act I would not be happy.

Yes there was considerably more substantive evidence to reveal the Lufthansa Subsidiary Germanwings'   plane  was flown deliberately into the side of a mountain in the Alps but the ongoing denial is now continuing with precious little chance of finding the wreckage in the waters of the Indian Ocean so when will enough be deemed enough.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nero and Rome

You can always pick the failing salesman by his devotion to administrative duties.

Thus it is with politicians.

Today Australia is in recession and All Turnbull and Shorten can talk about is same sex marriage and black fellas' rights to not ever be offended.

So, thank your lucky stars you have a National PartyPM leading a gummint which oversees a thriving economy.  Everything else is a sideshow.


Rugby League fans have a right to fell aggrieved.   At the start of the year the Warrior PR machine went into overdrive (as is their want) to assure the fan base that the team, replete with star signings, was gods gift to the NRL.

That the top four beckoned while the top eight was a virtual certainty.   In the words of their 'sugar daddy' owner ... anything less was unthinkable.

Well, the unthinkable has happened.   Three games stand out in my mind as defining the team this year.   The first, their first game of the season, where they surrendered to Newcastle ... who have never won a game since; the second in round 7 (the ANZAC Day debacle) where they were smashed 42 zip by the Storm and yesterday with their season on the line and with massive crowd support where they threw it away in the last ten minutes.

My player of the year ... without doubt Simon Mannering, their dumped skipper ... why?   He gave it his all, 80 minutes every game.    No-one else comes close to him in the commitment stakes.   And that poses the question ... what is it in the Warriors culture that holds them back from taking the next step up.   Is it that some of the players actually believe the exaggerated hype that surrounds the team as a substitute for putting in the hard years; is there a lack of 'balance' in the team (read that as you will); is it hanging on to players past their prime (as in Oz rugby)?   Perhaps it's all those plus more.

So where to from here ... I suspect they'll throw McFadden to the dogs (as they've done to their last four coaches) but, to my mind, that's a bit like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.    Something else needs to change and change fast.

Eric Watson doesn't do failure easily and right now 'his' team is a liability rather than an asset in his books.


Phil Twyford spent frustrating years in a long search for the electorate seat he craved as a safety net that subsequent results have proved to be badly needed.

The moron who single handedly removed almost all the goodwill and support Labour enjoyed in the heady days of H1 from the Chinese community in Auckland with his idiotic misuse of Real Estate leaders Barfoot and Thompson raw data in claiming Chinese sounding names were evidence of an Asian invasion. By including names such as Lee, Young, Lowe, Law, Long all with strong links to England where many in my youth were current as surnames with no possible connection to Asian immigration as evidence, he made a serious effort to base changing his surname to Twatford.

This morning on Hosking he used as evidence  his "housing crisis" needing a "state of emergency" as a solution, he used as examples Auckland, Tauranga and Taupo.
Here is the news you vacuous moron, they are all candidates for nomination as places where people wanting affordable accommodation to strike from any list as a pragmatic first step.
Think Gisborne, Masterton, Mataura, Gore, Oamaru, they are towns where the rapidly growing provincial economy needs workers and have lower cost housing.
Of course his people might have to get off the drugs and actually want a job.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


More like writhing half dead on the roadside after an encounter with a logging truck.

Twice  in eight days the All Blacks have eased up as there was nothing further to be gained from high risk effort.
ABs ten points, Pumas and Boks five points and Wallabies 0 after two rounds

Skynews desk jockys across the ditch are making out Owen Franks should be shot tomorrow morning for the only lawful method of impeding an opposition forward advancing through a Maul and Franks  has rightly IMHO been subsequently cleared by the Sanzar Citing Commissioner who has access to a whole lot more image data.

Meanwhile 'Checkout', the 'Woellaby' coach attempted to counter the emergence of a dominant AB team with skills and commitment,  the Aptly clothed dummies have perfected,  mouthing off, playing the offside laws, killing quick ball and trying to get a reaction from players such as Dane Coles with a prior rep for retaliation.
In selecting the lock who replaced the only lineout option Robb Simmonds,   second test newbie Adam Coleman who seemed to be in considerable anger from the get go such a strategy was so bleeding obvious.  An attitude from Coleman, certainly not Coolman, has me wondering if Kieran Read had slammed a door on his hand earlier under the grandstand. His clear attempt to take Ben Smith out with a late shoulder charge, was worthy of some disgruntled reaction from the affronted swarming around Franks at least as an equal opportunity in the aftermath of the latest chapter in the possible demise of Rugby Australia.

Australian Rugby has since forever been the unwanted if somewhat spoilt child of winter ball games in the West Island, behind the Aussie Rules of Victoria, SA and WA with some extension teams now on the East coast, and the dominating game of that area, League that now has a team based in Melbourne. Add in a very rapidly growing football code and it is clear that the wide base rugby enjoys here in NZ, is a non event over there.
Go back more than half a century and Queensland was a rugby backwater that survived on New Zealand expats and NSW players looking to hit the big time.
Recent ARU Head Office machinations have made giant steps backwards and the "Giteau" rule has made it a chasm of failure  that is not good for the game. Their history is littered with ex League players wanting to escape the grinding physical demands weekly scheduled by the ARL with only Israel Folau currently anything resembling success and that is only around the high ball and kick return, his default reactions after that rarely reach the fast passing and backing up that is at the core of current AB game plans.
Would it have been too radical to have poured the dosh that went into the Rebels and the Force to have established a comprehensive base program to develop the game at grass roots and academy levels.
The ACT  virtually a city state  with a population far less than any NZ franchise has carved out a credible super franchise success using talent attending the Federal Sports development system, plus players from the two power house states seeking to find greater exposure. So many of those  "greats" Mortlock,  Gregan, and most recent and cutting Clyde Rathbone are with others now left lamenting a lengthening losing streak by the men in Yellow who are clearly adding significantly to "Checkout's" now somewhat laughable ennobling last year as "coach of the year".  They are merely stating the bleeding obvious amongst that growing list of graduates.
Bill Pulver should Pulver his head out of the sand or even somewhere less sanitary and seek a new job, this problem aint cyclical it is systemic with inevitability looming large.

Argentine rugby has made significant advances in spite of  latent domestic pressure from the "don't pick it up unless you are Diego Maradonna" game. The Pumas narrow win over the Springboks this morning was evidence, however there also, is a once formidable foe that has befallen woe from the political upheavals that followed the demise of Apartheid. After the breakup of white rule it had a potential source of talent as non whites took up the game but dopey Pollies trying to manage skills and numbers by way of 'quota' while ignoring ability, has their game in crisis, albeit less disastrous than yellow but potentially equally destructive.
 In Argentina this morning a raw talent at Number Seven for the once feared Boks seemed to resort all too often to strangulation as a means of subjugation. Many times taking a Puma high to prevent offload then slipping into a choker hold that was so fashionable in wrestling once upon a time.

Suggestions abounding that All Black supremacy is going to kill the game is utter rubbish, did the Chicago Bulls , The New York Yankies, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona have such a result or does excellence in a dominant team bring pressure to improve in others.
Remind me again how did our once totally dominant Men's Sevens team go on the elevation of that game to Olympic status.


Rank-Jurgen Weise, Head of Germany's Migration Office, has said he expects 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany by the end of this year ... somewhat down on the million plus that stormed across their porous borders in 2015.

Lets put that into some perspective.   Germany's population is approximately 17 times that of New Zealand.     On a proportionate basis that is equivalent to us having to absorb 17,600 refugees.   There is no way New Zealand could cope with those numbers and even the 'nutty' Greens realize this.   Their response to the recent announcement by government increasing our annual refugee intake by 250 to 1,000 (the first such increase in 25 years) was to call for it to be increased by a further 1,000 to 2,000.  

When you lose control of your borders you lose control of your future and Merkel has done that in spades.   There will be a reckoning and with the Federal election looming next year ... the bell tolls for thee, Ms Merkel.

Buggers For Rugger

Looking bag over the Bledisloe debacle, it doesn't take much to join the dots.

The ABs discovered a live bug in their hotel and kept quiet about it for a few days.

Shortly thereafter the Ockers suffered an epic defeat.

One has to conclude those wiley All Blacks fed the dumbarse Ockers a load of bull through their own bug, thus allowing them to prepare for a non existent game plan.

Of one thing you can be sure.  Despite vehement Australian denials, it sure as hell wasn't the Alaskan Tiddlywinks Team which planted the bug.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Famous Last Words

.....of a dying coach.

"They'll be no good without McCaw and Carter."


A couple of days ago Fintel e-mailed me the renewal notice for my car insurance .... just a 'modest' 28.3% increase on what I paid last year and I'm claim free, except for windscreen damage which doesn't count.   Didn't read right.

Thought I would check with AA Insurance for a comparative quote and was delighted when they offered to write me a new policy on the same terms as my Fintel policy for $202 less.

Went back to Tower (Fintel's parent company) which has all my other insurance (house/contents) and said 'what gives'.    Spoke to a very nice lady who, after taking all the details, put me on hold and said she would be back shortly.   4 minutes and she was.   Upshot ... Tower could write me a policy on exactly the same terms as I had with Fintel for (wait for it) $145 less than I paid the year before which was a massive $337 down on what Fintel was trying to sting me for this time round.

Ok, I know having all your policies with one insurer attracts a discount but I had been assured by Fintel that I was receiving the discount through their association with Tower.

Fintel's lost a customer and I guess they're still wondering why.   Not bothering to tell them but you now know.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Dietary Advice

The Cook's brother in law this week attended a dinner to commemorate the establishment of his local footy club - a county club up on the Murray river.

There was a photo of the inaugural 1966 team, of which he was a member.

Of all the players, remarkably, only three were absent due to their having kicked their last full pointers.

It occurs to Adolf that, over the ensuing fifty years, the remaining fifteen players each would have imbibed some 5,000 litres of red wine, 2,500 litres of port, 10,000 litres of beer and consumed at least 2,500 kg of rump steak, 15,000 eggs and 2,500 meat pies.

It helps to have lived in a country where you can get a triple bypass at the drop of a hat and not have to pay for it.


 Westpac Bank hangs on in Fairlie, Ranfurly and another 15 areas as ANZ, BNZ, CBA trading here as ASB and the benefit clearing outfit known as Kiwibank are long gone or never turned up, all escape the negativity and bank bashing from a moronic media and the residents who should know better.

Yes there will be some "victims" but why should the shareholders and staff of the last bank standing be pilloried for their management taking the only economically sensible decision, one that probably could have been taken decades ago.

Instead of the sight of school pupils "Marching" in protest how much more beneficial to their development to have a study on the simple reasons why many so called customers having a relationship with the Fairlie Westpac bank that has scant personal visits to the place that costs an arm and a leg to manage and staff,  makes remaining open a stupid and economically destructive decision.
Of course that would need teachers to have a minimal understanding as to how the real world works, possibly not a goer for the third sex. Far easier to give the last banking corporate standing a good kicking as a capitalist greed inspired entity that has no empathy for struggle street.

I have an account with BNZ, the only Bank within some seventy Kms here in Paradise but my main contact with the big four, is ANZ in the city. That in itself is rather ironical in that after a relationship of over thirty years with ANZ when insolvency was never far from reality on far too many occasions and indeed when the Douglas reforms had us technically bankrupt, we staged a recovery by off farm employment that rapidly restored our fortunes, requiring a review of our relationship. Appointment made and kept only the moronic account manager, who had not yet worked out that being sent to Masterton was the broadest hint that he was hopeless, was late and in fact not yet back from a long lunch. We waited until some 27 minutes passed and the moron came into reception, totally ignored our presence, picked up his messages and went into his "Office" leaving the door open. He then proceeded to answer the most pressing message in his estimation and argued with his missus about dinner, then another phonecall at which point we got up and left  a very embarrassed receptionist alone. Long story short went to the then National Bank where a snooker playing club mate was in the chair and asked if another doubtful client history could be added to his list and ten minutes later went out with a temporary Check Book and an assurance all would be completed forthwith. Five days later when the ATM indicated all had not happened, a phonecall to mate had his illuminating reply, we should spare a thought, we were one of five who had made the same move 'that day'.

A letter to John later Sir John Anderson saw said moron moved to an even clearer hint he was dogtucker and a great relationship with the Barclays subsidiary ensued only to have the mortification of their being swallowed by ANZ, however  we have avoided contact with the moron, maybe he finally found his niche as a breast feeder of a shovel or a lollypop operator.

When "Z" departed Akaroa it seemed to be rather a slap in the face particularly when we see endless adverts on TV what great corporate citizens they  would wish to be seen as but following their departure Paradise is better served, Nelson Petroleum Distributors who alongside Brian Little can deliver fuel at city prices and offer a gold card discount to boot.
It may seem a bad decision Fairlie but it is progress so suck it up and find a way around it,  your protest is being very unfair to Westpac while you ignore all the other providers who either left years ago or never came to your aid ever. Do you miss the maternity home, the railway,  the flour mill, the night cart, I could elaborate.
Fairlie though has one of the very best PIE SHOPS, situated on the service lane east side of Hwy 8 south of the Junction with Hwy 79.


that the nice Mr Trump doesn't need with last latest RCP poll showing him 6 points behind Clinton at 47.7 to 41.7.

This one here detailing his endorsement by Rocky Suhayda, Chairman of the American Nazi Party, and a second here by the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Interesting the Suhayda also claims leadership of the Livonia Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

To be fair to Trump and he has no control over 'nutter' groups who, in endorsing him, may be seeking to gain leverage from associating themselves with him.

Friday's Fulminations

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


I was happily sipping a very cold Fiji Bitter by the pool at the Westin last Friday when I decided to take a quick look at whatever 'Friday Fulminations' had to offer.

First up was a post by David calling on Vietnam veterans to stop whinging because the Vietnamese government had called time out on a range of activities proposed for an estimated 1,000 Oz and Kiwi veterans who had made the journey to Vietnam to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.   My good friend Adolf took issue with the post.

This is one of the few occasions where Adolf and I will have to agree to disagree.

But my real anger is directed at whoever organised the event.   Did they not consider for a moment how ordinary Vietnamese (let alone the government) might view those sort of numbers of Uc Dai Loy and quan dao Tan tay lun descending on 'their' country to commemorate a battle where 42 members of 1st Australian Task Force were either killed or wounded against an estimated 595 from the VC 5th Infantry Division killed/wounded (and 3 captured).     Ok, I understand that the organizers had invited some of our Vietnamese adversaries to share in commemorations (which included a concert and a 'gala' dinner) but that really is beside the point.    It was crass, insensitive and a down-under version of Eugene Burdick and William Lederer's Ugly American in play in spades.

I have been to the Long Tan battle site.   It's off the beaten track in the middle of a rubber plantation and you have to cross private land.   It would be nigh on impossible to accommodate 1,000 all at once.   I still have the receipt for 250,000 Dong I paid the local communist party office for a guide to take me there.    He stood aside to allow me to pay my respects but 'no photographs please'.   You have to respect that.   How were the 'organisers' to manage 1,000?

The whole thing was a debacle and poorly thought out by people who forgot that those attending were the guests who may have won a battle (if you win battles) but lost a war in someone else's country.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Never has so much been expended on a non event.

The people of Havelock have, with a village mentality, been seeing themselves as something that are not and never will be. Somehow better than the those who live just up Havelock Road in Hastings and infinitely better than the people of Flaxmere. As demonstrated so vividly they were all at risk in Hastings urban area when their shared water supply became toxic.

That "village mentality" has over many years resisted a simple chlorination system that would have prevented the sad outcomes from a contaminated water supply that has had thousands wishing they had never discovered Campylobacter was not the neighbours cat.

My spies have told me there is now a "security guard" standing in the open land where the bores are situated, no mention of any back up should that erstwhile person have a sudden call of nature and lets understand,  those with a working knowledge of the epidemic under discussion will confirm, the ravages of gastro intestinal can have a very short time lapse between urge and expulsion when campylobacter is around.

A drilled Bore water supply has a very obvious and unpreventable ability to suffer contamination. While the liner can deliver water as pure as the underground aquifer can sustain, it is very difficult to prevent surface water finding its level by travelling down the outer surface of the well liner to that reservoir and should that free water become contaminated, then the stage is set for a disaster. Inland from Hastings/Havelock and Flaxmere,  other urbanised settlements have some rustic effluent systems that could be in the gun

Add in the fact that almost all citizens now have a relatively secure water supply, leading to precious little protection in the ability for almost all citizens to thwart an inevitable biological assault.
Back in the day many rural dwellers had a water supply that today would have medical officers of health in conniptions.

Water races were an affordable and efficient system of providing water to stock and houses across many acres of this country and are still to be seen as a line across hillsides and many roads followed such races as boundaries in the evolution from runs/stations to farms and small holdings.
In my childhood on the Northern Amuri plains a very small flow creek with  reliable summer base flow had been harnessed with a weir to divert its flow into an open race that served our farm and five others for stock and all took their house water from that water race system, a concept repeated in hundreds of other areas throughout the developing nation. In our case about a kilometre up race from our house a two inch galvanised pipe took water from that race and delivered it to two four hundred gallon tanks at the back door where natural settling was the  purifying part of the system. It was not unusual particularly in high summer to have a cow walking up the race above the "intake" grazing the lush growth on the banks while passing  waste from either orifice or worse, a deceased animal, bovine, ovine or merely a pest such as rabbit, hare, possum, or bird that had expired in the waterway.

Since leaving home and living rural for all but a couple of years out of over fifty when we resided in the old Akaroa borough with its heavily chlorinated open creek sourced water,  swmbo and self have lived entirely dependent on Rainwater collected  from the roof of our habitation, currently with the advanced protection that only birds can access the collection areas, the other nod to progress has an inline cartridge filter  to a tap on the kitchen bench for drinking water, that said we still brush teeth with unfiltered water. Yes we are at risk but it is measured and accepted risk, while the nearby city of the dammed is playing Russian roulette with its assumed water supply safety and yet that has nearly 400 000 souls who could be at risk of what Havelock has and still endures in a biological contamination event because they decline to adopt chlorination.

The prime suspect in this recent "headline news"  story that has an ignorant and non-inquiring MSM so occupied is IMEHO the recent weather event that delivered above average precipitation and power outages in sync.
Anyone with a minor understanding of modern water supply and effluent management becoming seriously compromised with the thousands suffering,  evidence  exhibit "A".
One Hastings District person who lives rural as we  have for decades, suffered numerous barbs and ridicule because she took water from home to work only to have karma enter stage left and strike her tormentor down with the dreaded lurgy.
That exposes another false rumour with the rubbish that a reused "water bottle" can be contaminated to the degree of a toilet seat, of course possible, yes, but likely not with basic hygiene and washing procedures, then again not difficult to unearth some who will be exponents of such rumour being proved true.  More than one anecdotal tale of woe from sufferers who having overindulged taking the age old cure next morning with copious water taken aboard to reduce the dehydration effects with disastrous results.

A safe water supply is a given in NZ today but with reduced tolerance of many nasties just waiting to pounce it seems rather stupid and ignorant for any supply authority to ignore a proven, logical affordable water treatment such as basic chlorination provides. I am left wondering just how many water bottling enterprises start with chlorinated water and remove the chemical with filtering to then label their product as "spring water" or some other name suggesting 100% pure.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

They Ran Away

I don't often link to other blogs but this story is unlikely to make it either in the 'shabby little tabloid' or on gummint funded junk TV.

Don Brash ventured out to Glendene the other day to give a hand to local body canditate David Rankin.  A TVN news crew was in attendance, two cameramen and a reporter.

Out of a car stepped a 'P' inflamed fellow, waving a sword in one hand and dragging a child along with the other.  Brash and Rankin remonstrated with the an and eventually persuaded him to calm down, whereupon he did so, driving away shortly to be arrested.

What a fanatastic story for the six o'clock news.  It has everything. Senior ex politician, up and coming Maori leader, violence, pathos - the lot.

But you won't see it because, at the first sign of danger, the intrepid reporters literally ran away.  Not only did they run away, they locked themselves in their car.It is not know what they did in the car.  Did they feverishly recite passages from the Bible or the Koran?  Did they mumble what they could remember of The Lord's Prayer?

One thing they didn't do was do their bloody jobs,

Monday, August 22, 2016


I note King Tuku through his spokesman Tuheietia  is taking up the moronic latest appeasement effort as a day to "remember (the) Maori Wars".
Will it include the murderous "affrays" that occurred when  Te Rauparaha after several slaughterings of various Maori in his aim of cornering the Jade market,  centered on the South Island West Coast and towards a final bloody murder of white settlers in the Wairau Valley north of Blenheim, originally referred to as a Massacre then down graded to an affray and today is merely an incident, mind you the still dead white settlers might have considered the original term to be more accurate as 29 dead is not to be taken lightly. Then again the Pike River explosion that is widely described as a "Disaster" may in future be down graded to incident, it will depend on who is writing about it I guess.

Is it time that Cullodden, Bannockburn, Glencoe  were all re-addressed and perhaps given a new descriptive.

Just what New Zealand needs as the ToW continues to be the basis for a racial division of our nation into paying serfs and entitled racially created elites living high on the hog with underwear that costs more per pair than what a struggling family spends at the grocer on a weeks food after tax on the income and before the Tax on those groceries.

Another ever paler "Brown Holiday" where the luvvies will riot and create additional mayhem for our police.

Boil your drinking water Hamilton, The Palace is very near, the contamination risk just moved to "code red".

Sunday, August 21, 2016

From PC Australia

In the latest hysterical demonstration of political correctness, the AFL has banned a female spectator who threw a banana at a group of players which happened to include a 'star' who apparently is aboriginal.  I say 'apparently' because this fellow looks to me to be about one thirty tooth blackfeller and 31 thirty tooths white feller.

It remains unconfirmed whether the lady in question shouted 'Allahu Akbar' or 'Nicy ncky nanna, Black faced banana'

One wonders if there would have been such a fuss if all the players had been whitefellers.


The Ockers didn't arrive at the ground until five minutes before full time.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Celebrating Graceless Losers

Here's another reason why I'm really not terribly interested in these Olympics.

After days and days of gungho predictions for gold by the yard, I'm now bombarded with headlines making excuses for a nation of losers.  Here's today's ration.

Silver for "Gutted" Jared Tallent.

He failed to finish in first place.  Maybe he just didn't have enough talent.

The Clark Cullen Playbook

Apparently Malcolm Turnbull and his hapless henchmen are relying on growth in the Australian economy to solve their deficit crisis, or so they say..  Of course that is the socialist's way of avoiding taking stern measures which actually will repair the economy but will upset some voters.

Trouble is, there's no growth.  Now comes the news saner people will dread.  

Employment surge comes at expense of taxpayers

Rampant growth in public-sector jobs and wages is exacerbating the nation’s debt and deficit woes and stoking concern among business leaders about continued government borrowing to pay wages bills.
An analysis of jobs data by The Weekend Australian shows that the rapid expansion in public-­sector employment and wages comes as workers in the private sector face increased job insecurity and record-low salary rises.

Most of Australia's current anaemic GDP growth has come from expansion of the public service.  Does that sound alarmingly familiar to New Zealanders?  Remember how Clark and Cullen fudged the figures?  They drove the productive sector into recession but hid that from the public by boosting GDP through expansion of the public service

Welcome to recession, Australia.

Was there a Gold medal or a demonstration sport only.

A British television presenter was interrupted during a live broadcast by two people apparently having sex behind him on   Copacabana Beach in Rio.

Not sure, 'interruption' was the case the presenter upon being made aware suggested they were having a cuddle and one had adopted a rather unusual position to read a book.
Good old Beeb

Friday, August 19, 2016

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Thursday, August 18, 2016


While so many ill-informed dumbarses in what passes for the MSM daily pimp a stream of hard luck stories of people earning good dosh, many returning from a lucrative and rewarding off shore arena, wanting to start their property ladder effort with a nice home in a nice burb with everything laid on,  Stuff has a fairy tale of a couple not yet mid twenties looking to buy a third house.

A 'mechanic' and an 'administration worker' who admit they are "careful" with their money bought an ex state house for $220 000 three years ago when they were 21 and 19 after sharing accommodation with friends to save on rent costs while accumulating the necessary deposit to buy.

Clearly no gap year nonsense, multiple coffees, dining out, concerts, holidays to exotic locations, in fact a life style that almost all my peers  lived as we made our way in what so many nowadays wax lyrical as to how we had it so good.

OK so this wonder couple are getting off their bums in Nelson but what a wonderful effort.
It is entirely possible when they reach the age of many of the whining that are being pimped this couple will go to Auckland having cashed up their portfolio in Nelson and do even better in the City of Sails while the pimped whiners are still renting a bloody garage, owning nothing while sitting at a table of a Ponsonby Café delivering yet another tale of ''woe is me" to a repeater from State TV

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


 Hot on the heels of an appalling scurrilous attack on the independence and true function of the Statistics Department Head by the one Member with notionally the greatest credentials and opportunity to know better, a certain Rainbow flag bearer who has worked at the heart of the too often maligned and independent public service, the ineptitude of the NZLP continues as it abrogates its statutory function.

Robbo should and does know better that a suggestion  the Statistics dept has on instruction from the government massaged the House Hold Labour force survey figures  is without foundation and totally at odds with the reality.
On the suggestion that reading face book, trade me or any other digital platform could be construed as seeking a job has about as much relevance as accusing a reader of comics being an accessory to murder.
Only a total moron would think such rubbish.

Then to cap another day of incompetence, Little Chrissy from the Hutt Valley hinterland attempted to smash what was a rather cynical use of private Members Bills process by Nuk Korako on advertising lost luggage, with a poorly worded effort that New Boy Korako swatted away with ease.
The Ginga then opened his puny self to a grenade attack intended to hit Nuk but it  exploded in his hand when after his second question had to be repeated due to the derision it deserved not allowing Korako to hear it  and the pathetic wee chap could not remember what he had asked in his supplementary. After Mr Speaker got him back on track he was then buried by  Korako who reminded the House that an extremely unlucky Minister, Clayton Cosgrove had managed to lose three separate Luggage lots and maybe the process suggested in the bill might have been of assistance to a sufferer of such appalling luck.

While there might be some merit in accusing Korako's use of the Private members bill process as cynical tactics but Chrissy's inept use of the little used questions to "Members"  that caused such embarrassing self harm was supreme irony indeed.

They Really Want You to Think Black is White.

Lefty journalists, that is.

Cop this latest dim witted effort at mendacious sensationalism from Australia's ABC.

BHP Billiton has posted a statutory net full-year loss of $US6.385 ($8.3 billion) on significant one-off write-downs.  It is the company's first annual loss since BHP and Billiton merged 15 years ago.
The company was expected to post a $US5.9 billion ($7.7 billion) loss according to the average of 11 analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
BHP Billiton's slump in profit was largely driven by a 31 per cent dive in revenue due to plunging commodity prices. (my italics)
Now have a look at a more intelligent report from the Australian.

Secondly, the loss was created by asset writedowns because it paid too much for US shale oil and gas assets in the boom and was hit by last year’s Samarco disaster.
BHP actually created a cash surplus from earnings and made a trading profit. Indeed that trading profit of some 22 cents a share was less than its 30 cents a share dividend, which reflects confidence in the 2016-17 outlook and its moderate gearing.
So the truth on the matter is the ABC is telling lies.  There was no trading loss, as the ABC report falsely implies.  The 'loss' was brought about by bringing to book the sale of over-valued assets.

Sounds like a pretty good time to buy some BHP shares.

And to sell off the God awful ABC.


Transport administer Simon Bridges is going to look at the cost of a "P" licence, said to be around $2000.

Now colour me orange but just how many Uber drivers have been prosecuted for offences against passengers, sexual, fraud or even common assault.

Yet we are to accept that the $2000 fee for a "P" licence will give protection, that is as utterly bloody useless as the Teacher unions claiming there is a danger from "unregistered" teachers such as can work in charter schools.
There have been far too many disgusting paedos and other deviants who have existed for years under a cone of silence and obfuscation from Union run interference and protection.

How come when a  crat gives support to car pooling and ride sharing by commuters there is no accompanying mass warnings of the danger from predatory scumbags using such process to create opportunities for crime.
Then there is an equally puzzling matter of a very ordinary driver putting a dozen people in a minivan and driving an unlimited distance  while making another driver who wishes to take the whole rugby team have a vehicle vastly higher in legal requirement and the driver to have a "P" licence.

So it would seem that one of Mr Key's rising stars has discovered enough polling knowledge to now seek to find a compromise in the matter of modern technology being introduced to a simple task of getting to an airport in a timely manner with minimal danger from poor drivers and endless queues of cabs and the drivers just sitting around waiting when someone else is struggling to get picked up for a trip to a Dr,  possibly somewhere across town that will not disgorge a bunch of captive customers en mass at say airport, stadium or other opportunity.

It must be assumed that there was  sufficient  pressure from the combined weight of Uber drivers and their satisfied customers to make continued stupidity in standing on a beach asking the tide to stop its advance.

When time is of little moment I tend to use a shuttle bus as there are savings to be made and the outcome, time and distance travelled is often little changed.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Does It Have Deck Chairs and a Brass Band?

China has launched what it calls a 'hack proof' satellite. 

My oh my, if that's not an open invitation to the world's best hackers, I don't know what is.


China has launched the world's first quantum satellite, which will help it establish "hack-proof" communications between space and the ground, Chinese state media says......

......The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale, or QUESS, satellite, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the remote northwestern province of Gansu in the early hours of Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
"In its two-year mission, QUESS is designed to establish 'hack-proof' quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground," it said.
"Quantum communication boasts ultra-high security as a quantum photon can neither be separated nor duplicated," it added. "It is hence impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through it."


Evidence in support suggests Little  Andrew having more positions than the Karma Sutra.

Exhibiting a very strong remnant Unionist Position he continues to berate ex NZLP member Nick Leggett and his election team as right wing saboteurs when the fact is Leggett, a long time member of AA's vehicle on its way to a train smash, only resigned because under the party rules he had to when he chose to stand against muppet/puppet Justin Lester for Wellington Mayoralty, who was  already endorsed as the LP's candidate. Throwing Stuart Nash and other equally long time members under the bus as well.

On student Debt he adopted a position of forgiving what many who live in the real world see as a rather minimalistic allotting of a share of the costs of tertiary education, if said borrower joins a union and works in the hinterland of say Waikato.

On Cannabis reform a wooly woofter position,  again made up while riding in his LoO Crown Car to the Student radio studio, on having a referendum. Didn't even try to differentiate between medicinal, cultivated, gifted  or just in transit in some moron's  pocket.

Watch out "Angry One" some of those positions, just as in the other book, can be challenging and have a potential to cause serious physical harm to either the attemptee, attemptor or in worst case scenario, both.

Can I suggest you just keep up the great work as around 90% of voters think it is working out well and support you 10%, up from 7. A position that came along in an odd coincidence while the Parliament was in recess and the Little one was very quiet publicity wise.


Mark Ellis, no not that one, a 51 yo Trucky finds love after texting Donna on a number scrawled on his local pub toilet wall.

Apparently Donna's ex had posted on his equivalent to face book;
"For a good shag phone Donna on ---------."

Two children and some years later, Donna is avoiding the quaint truth as she claims to her seven and nine year olds, she  met their Dad due to a text to  a wrong number.

Probably thinks denial is a river in Egypt to boot.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wogs Will Be Wogs

It seems Labour in NZ is not the only outfit blessed with Indians possessing a special skill in recruiting party members or creating people who will 'vote the right way.'

The Victorian State Labor Party has enjoyed an unusual boost in party membership over an extremely short time.  Hundreds of new members signing up over one week-end when, for twenty years, they might have been lucky to get two new members per month.

A new Labor branch-stacking scandal has erupted in Bill Short­en’s home state, with a flood of up to 1400 prospective ALP members in Julia Gillard’s former seat of Lalor and applications frozen in other suburban electorates.
The freeze on the memberships — many of them from members of Melbourne’s large Indian community — comes just months after the party expelled hundreds of bogus members in the biggest purge in its history.
One source said “this is recruit­ment on a scale that we have not seen in 20 years”, with 400 applications submitted in just one weekend in the federal seat of Holt in Melbourne’s southeast.

The moral of the story must be:- If you're going to commit online fraud, it's a good idea to use someone else's computer.


The world has widely embraced "Privacy" as a treasured notion that has very little fact based foundation.

Used by countless crats  and others paid by taxpayers to decline  access to matters that all too often need to be revealed for eminently reasonable practicable needs.

How many of us have come up against the 'crepe bandage wall' that health workers erect around a patient that may have some residual basis in the privacy of a person  who has not given any consent for such a barrier to be erected. It has been assumed under the we know best meme

I have a dear friend who is in a  battle with consumptive illness who still lives alone here in paradise, lets call him Mate.
Now Mate has a small group of "last of the summer wine" characters who on almost every Monday head up to Mate's house for a happy hour  and we stay for an appropriate time depending on how Mate is feeling and coping with the sometimes ravaging procedures that ensue from treatment.
Mate has no immediate family within nearly a hundred clicks and although they are  an incredible bunch they respect Mate's clear desire to maintain his fierce independence that happens, due in large part from the modern caring public health system supplementing his wonderful efforts in maintaining an impressive level of personal responsibility.

As a community there is incredible support for Mate with food and services being delivered often in spite of any wish on Mates part to be accepting  of such care. Firewood for his Log fire seems to appear at the back door often with the perpetrator being entirely anonymous, likewise a pot of soup a hot pot of stew, all from a love of the man and respect for his place in the village as an elder.

The most likely LoSW to be an unofficial next of kin in situ, we shall call him Mr B has gone off for an annual trip to warmer climes  as has been his wont for over two decades,  so when Mate ended up in respite care after yet another round of what medical science has on offer it was only natural that one of the slightly more youthful of the LoSW , we shall call him 'Cleggy' took it upon himself to inquire as  to Mate's next moves with an offer to provide transport.
Well of course the staff at Pompallier House, bound as  they are by the petty and pathetic interpretation of the well worn blanket of stupid, asked if  'Cleggy" was a close friend in the best guarded traditions that have evolved. The reply was only if 35 years of continual and very close mateship was enough qualification then yes. No evidence required, he could have been a blimmin undertaker just keeping in touch

Now hopefully Mate will rally and along with Mr B, Cleggy and the other good bastards can enjoy many more happy hours unencumbered by a law that seems unlimited in it's various and too often inane application.

Of course as many completely understand, while Privacy is the mantra it has been spectacularly compromised by Google and the other many component parts of the digital revolution.
There was a stunned silence a couple of years ago when a bunch equally qualified to be a sub branch of the LoSW meme  being as fiercely independent as Mate, when I gathered up their recent locations from just putting their cell phone numbers into a google app and could reveal their almost every movement in the last week.
That salient fact is only a minor sector of the information that is collected and authorised by the cursory application that circumvents much privacy when "agree" or "allow" is ticked off to allow access to the next great add-on to modern life.
During the furore that has erupted in the West Isle during the disaster that was IBM's super multimillion deal to count all the Aussies on a particular night, one wag asked, quite correctly in the minds of many, "why did they not just ask Google".


In the beginning there was an olive  wreath for the victor no medals and no women allowed to watch.

With the modern Olympics came three placings with gold for the winner silver for the first loser and bronze for the second loser.
Only around fourteen nations, 250 competitors competed in 43 events in  du Coubertin's  games Athens 1896 and the three places between the handful competing was clearly regarded as appropriate
Today with so many events ending in finals where four compete for three opportunities on the "podium" is it time to have a fourth place say, pewter as it is very largely Tin as opposed to the more noble and historically significant other alloy, Bronze to complement the more substantial Gold and Silver.

Then there could be a Lead medal for the Chemists, either in traditional disc shape or a more appropriate cylindrical shape with a pointy leading end and definitely no ribbon.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Yes freedom of speech and expression is very dear to me as a fundamental building block of civilised democratic free society.

There are more than sufficient safeguards in libel, slander, offensive behaviour, nuisance, fraud, misleading behaviour, refusing to cooperate with police and officialdom laws already that can be used to shut down debate,  already available.

Debate is ongoing in The West Island over Section 18c that is a massive suffocating device that can render holding a different opinion a serious criminal offense as columnist, blogger, wireless host and now current Sky News contributor at 1900 EST Australia, Andrew Bolt  discovered  when he was dragged before the courts for holding an opinion and voicing it.
 Sheesh a cursory visit to either of the two left wing NZ  blogs, The Standard and Martin Matyn's rubbish tips  soon reveals items that cause offense and that includes the posts by the authors.

OK I concede that standing in a crowded Theatre and yelling "Fire" or in these times "bomb" could never be sanctioned as Free Speech, however merely saying something passionately held as a belief being subject to draconian suppression laws, now that is beyond scary.

Total fairy tales to todays voters but I well remember when aspiring politicians held street corner meetings where they faced often hostile locals who certainly often held polar opposite views and were often better than the tyro polly in making a contrary argument.

Offensive behaviour because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin
(1) It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if:
(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and
(b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an act is taken not to be done in private if it:
(a) causes words, sounds, images or writing to be communicated to the public; or
(b) is done in a public place; or
(c) is done in the sight or hearing of people who are in a public place.
(3) In this section: “public place” includes any place to which the public have access as of right or by invitation, whether express or implied and whether or not a charge is made for admission to the place.

That is part of the racial discrimination laws over the ditch and in the lead up to his election as Federal PM Abbott was going to repeal what has taken The Lucky Country from around 10th to below 20th in press freedom stakes but then allowed  A G Brandis, to abdicate that position.

Recently  The Australian News paper cartoonist Bill Leak became embroiled in serious if somewhat over the top criticism for stating the bleeding obvious as to where the primary responsibility lay over Youth detention in the Northern Territory.  Suddenly the truth became too hot for the luvvies and calls for a public hanging or at least the stocks reverberated across Australia.

Socialist regimes, Islamists, and far too many single issue missionaries whose too often dodgy beliefs and publicity need a blowtorch of investigation to be applied to an endless barrage of garbage masquerading as fact. It is all too easy for an embarrassed or just plain megalomaniac operator to attempt to hide behind obfuscation, delay or even as in Todd McLay's recent machinations over a threatened disruption of trade with the Chicoms just plain simple old denial of service under some nefarious pseudo legal claim of "national interest".

There is not much better, inexpensive or effective as a disinfectant than sunlight, but it is just too easy for those who would rule over us or wish to take ultimate power away from the peasants  to use legal if totally immoral process to avoid being revealed as having lead shoes and invisible raiment.

Before I had an awareness of what exactly threatened our increasingly dwindling numbers of free nations from the combined might of Germany and Japan and a much more flakey Italy, who embarked on a world domination escapade that slaughtered many millions of citizens, where   imagery and propaganda were significant weapons.
One famous Goebbels adage was along the lines of tell a lie big enough, often enough and it becomes the truth. Churchill plagiarised Twain with; A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Then there is, "The first casualty of war is the truth" That came from some Greek Blogger some 500 years before Mary had her little boy child.
So it takes very little effort to understand why those who would dominate us as opposed to rule us with consent are so enamoured of retaining an ability to lie to us and legislatively prevent any contrary viewpoint.

A little scrub fire has erupted with some little rustic museum displaying as part of an RSA display, a German Wehrmacht flag captured by a New Zealand soldier during the Battle of Crete that became the end of the Nazi Advance down through the Balkans even though the "Div" was forced to withdraw to Egypt leaving many dead and captured behind.
That piece of  souvenir cloth is a part of another of New Zealand's Battles in  history and a lifetime and seven decades later is only that..  It has very little danger as a symbol of a defeated and totally discredited if somewhat formidable armed force under the command  an even more discredited political movement that ran for over a decade of truly awful suffering death and murdering that must never be forgotten, only lessons to be learned from.

Context people it is a small part of a much bigger scene and unless the MSM make it something else or some deranged retard attempts a moment of footnote by enveloping themselves in it. let it go, it does have some relevance as I would bet  a weeks Pension (swmbo's of course) that soldier got some serious satisfaction for his act.

A little bit of freedom is just as impossible as the lass in the headline above, it either exists or it don't.


As an early riser even when such an act of insanity can make certifiable eminently likely, on Sunday mornings I find I am listening to omnibus collections of Mike Hosking, Leighton Smith et al.

This week with Chris Lynch filling Smiths slot, Newstalk replayed a call from the week passed from the female partner of a south Auckland Cop with a supervisory role as a "Team leader", taking issue with Lynch's click bait rants on Police response to Burglary and other lower level crime.
What a great rebuttal she gave.
As with any activity whether it be crime, law, medicine, ambulance, fire, or even the dog catcher, to have sufficient resource to prevent any incident becoming a problem with response times would require a latent capability that would be in total defiance of what might make even the most ardent "spender of other peoples money",  blanch or at least pause for a moment.

Burglary is too often just an insurance scam or  discovered too late for any reasonable forensic to remain and as the lady pointed out the Burgs are better at denying any residual evidence or are committed by that protected species too young to face any meaningful repercussions. Matters well outside the police role but things that must impact on morale and motivation

Her closing of the call included a philosophy statement that is affixed to their fridge and I hope I can get a copy of it, pure gold as an explanation for the jungle dwellers who want "their problem" addressed now,  not later.
Then in response to a prompt from Lynch she gave another terrific philosophical rejoinder on her feelings about the all too often ghastly possibility that her man may not come home safe.

Thankyou to all police frontline staff who day in day out do a job very few would ever consider.

One Liner of the Week

From Stacy Kirk at Stuff:-

"Labour entered the week with a podium position on a platter, but Little dropped more poles than New Zealand’s equestrian team."


The solution is right there with you Ms Restauranteur.

Who gives a second thought to giving Credit Card details  to a vehicle hire, hotel/motel reception or even in some hire purchase contracts.

Why would honest people have a problem with any business in line for drive off fraud taking the CC before service.
Cripes people even Maccas don't let the drive through proceed until payment allows access  to pickup window

Then if there is a payment problem it is provable fraud and the Police will have a paper trail to solve it, not spending hours trying to locate felons who may be in another country by the time a complaint reaches an investigation phase.

Friday, August 12, 2016


I am reliably informed that the opening ceremony for this years chemist of the year extravaganza in the Brazil coastal  city of Rio d Janero, there was considerable hypocritical and farcical alluding to saving the planet.

What a crock, Brazil is a gold medal contender for  planet wrecking  with China, India and Indonesia also seeking "a podium finish". Also in the field will be a bunch of African Nations who are very strong in deforestation, species exploitation, corruption   and exhaustive agricultural practise that leaves New Zealand in the enviable situation of not even qualifying.

Well atheism and agnosticism might also be under threat as some higher being clearly un-hinged about such truth manipulation, with an inexplicable Algae attack on first the Diving pool and then the Water Polo area of the unroofed water sport complex.

With their elected President under suspension for being very naughty and so far failing to make headway in using the "everybody has done that" defence, the coastal waters for rowing and yachting increasingly presenting as the waters edge of the "Tip" (a yacht is said to have collided with a partially submerged Couch) with serious health risk from any contact with that water, our first medal winner being given a big fright when her cab driver tried a shakedown, it is turning out as the shambles that going to a third world sh#thole always threatened.

Never mind it is all a great fit with the gross fraud and misleading propaganda that we are delivered of daily from our very own Melons. and they write their own scripts, eh Clint.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016


1958 Corsair Daten.jpg

Released for 1958  as the flagship model named after Henry Ford's Son, this car is widely acknowledged as possibly the greatest "lemon" ever in the annals of the Auto Industry.
Apart from Trabant, Lada, Zil born out of communist failing in commercial decision making and of course New Zealand's very own Trekka.

It cost Ford millions as they scrambled to overcome the "Edsel" disaster.

Ever since, the word Edsel is synonymous with any attempt to enter a market without understanding just what a disaster could follow. So now such launches are preceded by a multitude of survey type exercises, and consumer research to ensure the next Edsel will never get so far down the track.

Of course all that commercial wisdom is never a part of Political movements and their marketing function in the twenty first century.

Hence the world looks on in wonder and bewilderment as Corbyn, Trump, Merkell, Bulesconi, Sarkosy, Chavez and Billary et al  are released on an increasingly vulnerable public to wreak varying degrees of insane costs of mismanagement, most that could have been avoided had dopey fellow travelers  exercised a modicum of sanity in assessing the merits of one of their own seeking to be head honcho.
The old adage that anyone wanting to be leader should be automatically disqualified.

Malcolm Turnbull, designed and built around the time of the Edsel, is just one more flawed individual who promised much but ended up unmarketable and another failure to add to the list of "Lemons".

As stated previously on this Blog, he is a disaster still searching for where he will finally go over the cliff of failure into the waters of an increasingly turbulent population that deserves better.

Forget his running on the spot waiting for a miracle that will never come that has been his administration since he climbed over Tony Abbott last year, claiming he would communicate better, create a financial climate that would drive The Lucky Country out of it's death spiral and create a relationship to overcome a dysfunctional senate that was a serious roadblock for Abbott and Hockey.
Because it ain't happened yet and a colossal cock up that was the quadrennial census alluded to by Adolf just continues the dive into another "Edsel" as only the latest but by no means the last act of ineptitude.

The self made man who overcame much in his childhood that could have derailed many, photogenic with an apparently endless supply of ego, he continues to burn his support base while making no headway.

Never mind, there is much coming out of Rio to divert attention from the reality for The Not So Lucky Country. What will remain when the scales are removed from the eyes is still to be discovered  but as Retiring Australian Federal Reserve Bank Governor, Glen Stevens suggested yesterday it is getting decidedly darker and any possible GDP growth wont save them from the burgeoning deficits that threaten the international credit ratings.

Some sacred cows that are being treated as the Hindus regard such animals in India, will have to be killed or at least given a very close shave. There seems to be not one single politician with any desire to confront any of the ever expanding federal spend.

I Want Some of Those Alcoholic Vegetables

A wonderful clanger in today's non-edited Herald.

'The price of non-alcoholic vegetables fell 0.7 per cent.'

Yes, that's the most amazing fact revealed in an otherwise dreary bad news for Labour story.

How long ago did Labour declare food costs to be a crisis needing the removal of GST?

'Food prices drop on plunging dairy'
Not the headline they wanted, I'm afraid.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Fresh from a horror rocky show where Little Andy called a significant bunch of his dwindling foot soldiers  right wing, today he toddled down to Vic and introduced on the student radio a bribe that makes everything that went before fade into insignificance.

Student debt incurred when study is undertaken and the taxpayers pick up most of the cost is in the billions somewhere around fifteen Billion recently quoted, that is the supposedly recoverable bit not the spend that is already incurred on behalf of hard working drones many who never went near the local school for bone carving, language creation, rewriting history, welfare manipulation, and expanding the grievance industry, all projects without end that rack up the spend of Taxpayer funds every day.

There are many rorts that can delay and even avoid ever repaying the money advanced by the state, now in a blatant bribery and corruption announcement on student radio an elected Labour /Green  swill seeking state beneficiaries will forgo the debt owed if the student goes to work in the provinces for a state union controlled bureaucracy.

New industry for co-bludgers, Adviser in receiving  back money owed to taxpayers; AIRBMOTT.

Obviously thought up on his way to the radio date in the limo and so wrong on so many fronts.

A big slap in the face for the thousands who regarded the extremely generous and largely free loan scheme if the borrower plays the game as binding who paid their loans back.

A big slap in the face of every entrepreneur who borrows from a bank to enter a business with no part in the loan rort and signs their life away to the bank as security.

An even bigger slap in the face for all the industrious hard working scrabbling workers who used to vote tribal labour.

A shameless bribe that will be extremely attractive in extinguishing a debt in exchange for a meaningless commitment to work in a union fund contributing public service created job with the added bonus of getting normally too stupid to vote Generation Me to actually vote.
And where will these Provinces be designated, Mangere, Henderson, the Hutt Valley?

Yeah I know it is not yet policy but does any taxpayer really think it wont become the next great political bribe that muggins taxpayer will be forced to fund.


Amongst the rich veins to be mined today at Question time where Material Girl got all tongue tied in her pathetic attempt to incorporate  stone-age language, some made up recently, and then the usual slapping for a hapless NZLP temporary head honcho, came at the primary question from one Stuart Nash in question twelve.
Hon Judith Collins opened her answer with;
"In answer to my fellow right winger"

Simple Simon's Pumpkin will reappear sooner than he thinks.

When first encountered the descriptive "third termitus" seemed just another buzzword construct  created to augment the trend to clickbait as opposed to journalism.

Whether true or not it appears more and more to be an accurate assessment of a mystifying affliction that befalls political parties in New Zealand.

Shower heads seem comical now, electoral reform masquerading as a ploy to retain power more sinister, now we are watching an administration that seems to be succumbing and all the combined intellect of the government is apparently powerless to treat the malaise let alone find a vaccine as a preventative.

A Justice Minister performing Olympic quality gyrations in a simple act of rewarding a convicted killer of his entire immediate family with nearly a million dollars euphemistically titled an "ex gratia payment of costs incurred. A so called 'victim' found not guilty some years later when witness and forensic evidence had suffered the ravages of time and a "jury" (advisedly) that exhibited some rather remarkable emotional and decidedly un-judicial behaviours in finding a verdict of "not Guilty", in a retrial. A victim who was unable to prove beyond a balance of probabilities to an ex Australian High Court Justice, his innocence.
Ministers and other public employees of taxpayers, performing equally Olympic level gymnastics to ignore the very salient and provable  lack of assimilation by immigrants who seem to have  a major intention to change our multicultural, pluralistic, democratic and accepting way of life as a prime motivator while ignoring the social pressures on crime, housing and freedoms we take for granted. As if we do not have sufficient problems with a refusal by a minority who choose not to live peaceably amongst us who are decidedly not immigrants refugee, queue jumpers or foisted on us by the monument to stupidity that Ms Clark has a desire to lead.
Tinkering while an increasingly obvious flaw in the creation of a Super City, that promised so much yet consumes ever expanding eyewatering  sums of ratepayers hard earned financial resources to tread water and perpetrate an inflation in house prices that Houston Texas proves daily is a construct of bureaucracy and eminently avoidable. A problem that polling increasingly informs those willing to absorb facts, is now a serious majority concern to voters, 60/40 at last count.

Now this morning as if he is the next moron up to bat, Tauranga's current pinup wonder child, is going to stop the tide that modern technology delivers in public personal transport going by the name Uber.
An industry that is rooted in the horse and cart era of clumsy bureaucratic inanity and costs thousands to enter and yet still delivers operators skilled in skimming, taking the long way home and other annoying benefits that range up to criminal assault including sexual and even killing. An industry that has many fringe dwellers who are exploited by licence owners who would struggle to pass muster at a girls school to trim the borders.

Of course Uber operators will be accessed by sharp operators, behind the wheel and in the back seat, and just as in the old Taxi industry it will not always be easy to square things away but just as a $2k fee can still enable a scumbag to be discovered amongst  hundreds of good people  a digitally based outfit that operates world wide with a self regulating overt personal based selection process as a primary oversight  it is not so bad as that which Bridges seems to be intent on demolishing.

Taxi drivers are no strangers to being ripoff merchants, I recall decades ago when attending the Sydney Royal Easter show we were accommodated in an apartment just doors from the main fire station on a one way street near Martin Place and used taxis daily for two weeks to reach and return from the old Showgrounds next to the SCG. I forget what the fare was but one day near the end of our stay, taxi business was light and there were a large number of increasingly grumpy drivers lined up at the main gates late afternoon. We jumped into the front  cab and then had an unwanted and long scenic drive back to our apartment, getting close to Kings Cross and then another detour via Oxford street. Becoming increasingly teed off I gave swmbo a heads up sorted out exact change with a small tip and we headed out giving the driver what we had been paying for the previous trips, about half what he had attempted to gouge and disappeared into the five o'clock rush satisfied he was going to be hard pressed to do anything but suck it up. I guess he took us for dummies and it was his right to supplement takings on what was clearly a slow day.

Uber's clear success, particular in the view of regular cab riders without access to the chit rorts that Mr Bridges and his head in the cloud fellow troughers who get me to pay for his taxis under protest use, it is 2016 and the old horse and traps have been replaced with the added benefit that the streets are no longer fouled with horseshit. Not that he will notice as all the manure in 2016 emanates from where he works in the very inaptly named beehive.

Neither Common Sensus Nor Brains

Or so it seems in the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Yesterday was census day which, for the first time, was carried out largely online.

Adolf completed his census at 0600 r thereabouts but at 1900 there started a series of major outages.  It is reported that a hacker or hackers engaged in a disruption or service campaign whereby millions of bogus messages were sent, causing the ABS computers to have a mental breakdown.

Some commentators are asserting the census has been rendered useless as very large number of people have been unable to take part.  I couldn't comment on that because I don't know enough of the detail.

However, it is pretty obvious that thee electronic census process has been a shambles.  Just another nail in the coffin of an already dead prime minister.  How on earth could a federal government organisation, with pretty well unlimited funds at its disposal, have produced such a dog of a system that was not secure from hackers.

No wonder people didn't want to divulge their full names.


And it seems won an award for whinging losers, the armchair brigade, not those who all put so much into their efforts, even poor Jock Paget whose horse cut its head on a protruding object in the stables before the event even began, giving Tim Price his chance that disappeared into the mud when his combination fell between obstacles on the seven kilometre "cross country" phase. An incident that left the three remaining riders Todd, Clarke Johnstone and Tim's sister Janelle all to show jump with no room for error. Another elimination would be 'The End'

Clearly many, including the moronic media with their accepted dearth of the real world understanding and 2016 industry standard lack of awareness, are wanting everyone to join them in their "End Is Nigh" reveal on the misfortune that befell Sir Mark Todd''s pony in his first attempt at the Show jumping phase of the Olympic three day event over night NZ time.

It could have been even worse, as aficionados of the sport accept and have as a constant additional stress, when competing with animals things can turn bad for any of a large number of reasons  that all the training and practice will never prevent. Any one of the three horses and riders could have presented this morning and had the mortification of a horse being "vetted" out as all remaining mounts in a three day competition must pass a mandatory assessment as to soundness before being permitted to show jump. Boy oh boy does that test every ones composure.

Back in 1992 NZ equestrian rider Andrew Nicholson had a margin that allowed for his horse Spinning Rhombus to skittle seven show jumping rails in the final discipline and they still won the gold medal. What eventuated was a disaster when the combination managed to take down nine fences and drop to second to you know who, our neighbours from the West Island penal colony. Last night Sir Mark and Leonidas ll only removed four rails and the NZ team dropped from gold to zero in fourth place.

That is when a sportsman (Yes Women included) comes into their own and congratulates those who won and it is all left out there where it shall remain on the paddock.
Yes it can happen to one as experienced and street smart as Toddy, at least Nicholson and that unforgettable horse had nothing like such reserves to fall back on and with the clock running it is just not possible to stop and take a deep breath when that could be all it would take to put it right, as demonstrated so emphatically when Sir Mark and his mount went clear in the second round.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Haven't Laughed So Much.....

....since Aunty fell down the steps and caught her boobs in the mangle.

For two days now I have been subjected to media headlines about the prospects for particular Australian athletes winning gold medals in Rio.

As each day wears on the headlines change to "Oh shit!  Some other bugger won the gold."

Mitch finishes fourth

Seebohm misses out 

All except the ladies Rugby Sevens team which beat NZ.

Maybe the Ockers should put the sheilas up against the All Blacks.  Their menfolk seem to know little of the game or how it is played.

All in all, I can't be bothered with the whole charade where half the 'athletes' are known dope cheats and the other half have not yet confessed.


Hot on the news that Goofy has adopted blue as the background for his campaign in the super city mayoral contest, I note today for question-time Little Andrew has donned a blue suit.

Will the new strategies involve some editing of the wording of The Red Flag.



A  remarkable example of Maoridom.


Born a princess in the Royal House of Mahuta,  here is a wonderful example of much that troubles her Race.

Not content to merely be an example of image, where year on year medical advice suggests over weight is a time bomb for Maori with  heart disease, diabetes, joint failure, osteoarthritis, cancer, breathing impairment, image stress et al,  this heredity leader of Tainui has re-packaged her image with a face scribble.

It might make her fell better about herself however it won't make a blind bit of difference to how her image will continue to create false expectations for her 'People'.

The weight level, the alleged work-shyness, the entitled attitudes, the supping at the taxpayer trough while bemoaning all the problems that afflict Maori will not be changed one whit by her new packaging.

Members of her 'people' who emulate her chosen rebranding will encounter barriers to employment should they attempt, possibly on the cheap, to make their appearance less attractive to entrepreneurs wanting to hire front of house staff. Unless of course it is The Tamaki Brothers Model Village, Whakarewarewa mud holes  or some other ethnic enterprise wanting to inject some historic reality .

Now, had Nanaia gone to University and gained a doctorate in engineering, medicine, horticulture or some other discipline that might advance the whole nation and 'her people" along for the ride, she might have actually made a difference but indulging her whimsy in face painting no matter how relevant or traditional is just another Tuku's underpants moment from one so well set up to sort her people out.

I guess she lauds this other apologist who can't see the wood for the trees.
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Associate professor at Waikato Uni Leonie Pihama.

She wants us all to take responsibility for mongrel Maori's  with an excess of the warrior gene combined with the primitive historic biological instinct to kill the offspring of a previous sire, in the almost weekly killing of another defenseless part Maori baby/toddler.

Sorry Leonie and Nanaia, Sir Apirana had it correct when he preached that welfare would be destructive for "His" people and they were the ancestors of those you and too may other leaders of Maoridom decline to see at risk in 2016

Killing Maori young is down to your village and changing your personal packaging and labeling will not cut it


As if the chaos of The NZLP in their centennial year was not sufficiently front and centre, one of their credible options going forward has been inexplicably disciplined and subsequently  bent his knee to the Angry one.

Nick Leggett, Porirua mayor and former LP member is running for the Wellington mayoralty in a field where Justin Lester anointed by the Party is also a candidate.
Easy to understand that Leggett might now be being photoshopped out of history in the best traditions of Stalinism,  inexplicably the great hope for a future, Stuart Nash descendent of Sir Walter, who took back Napier from National in a rare resurgence in the province,s has been disciplined and forced to decline to appear with Leggett at a "Bar opening" in freakin Auckland.
In an astounding bit of theatre Nash has bowed down and taken one in the chook.

With the memories of Philip Field and his treachery remain under the grubby banner of Labour until he made the unforgivable threat to run in his stronghold of Mangare as an independent while under investigation for electoral fraud still in action. A saga that was almost open and shut to any unbiased thinking mind and ultimately after much delay and obfuscation allowed the Clark administration to maintain office, this is unbelievably petty and trite.
Yes there are rules around forced loyalty and Leggett has done right by resigning from the Party in launching his Mayoral bid but to threaten to impose such moronic control over a Hawkes Bay MP who was to appear in Auckland at a bar opening suggests a paranoia that would indicate a serious barrier to high office. Even worse for a future aspiring leader Nash, who accepted Litle Mind's idiocy when a bigger man might well have told his idjit temporary boss to place it where the sun don't shine it is a serious blow to his credibility.