Declaration of Equality

There shall be one law for all:
  • I refuse to accept any reference to the Treaty of Waitangi or its principles in any constitutional document.
  • I require that such references be removed from all existing legislation.
  • I require that race-based Parliamentary seats be abolished.
  • I require that race-based representation on local bodies be abolished.
  • I require that the Waitangi Tribunal, which has outlived any usefulness it may have had, be abolished.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stepping personal responsibility in the right direction, but not in an election year

An era ended yesterday. The idea that a state house was awarded to tenants for life has been consigned to history. Legislation that put an end to this idea passed through Parliament late last year, remarkably with little comment. The law came into effect yesterday just as quietly. From now on, tenants will face a review every three years to see whether their income or circumstances have improved.

Long overdue steps in the right direction of personal responsibility, but as they say, there's always more.

that no disabled or elderly will be asked to give up a state house "in the coming year" unless they wish to

Not till after we get re-elected, Paula says.

Sooner or later an elderly person is going to be evicted from a house she loves in a neighbourhood where she has lived most of her life, so that a family may be given the three-bedroom home she has occupied alone, and she will be on television

Public opinion changed long ago on cheap housing for bludgers on the taxpayer dime, but it will make good copy when someone's dear old mum is turfed out to the kerb.   It will be fun watching leftie bleeding hearts  crying a river for votes.  Bring heaps of popcorn, it will be as entertaining as watching the power being switched off for non-payment of bills on families too lazy to take responsibility for their loved ones in past years.

Hopefully the bleeding heart bleatings will be ignored when it happens.  The next big thing that will oust the Nats is its continued racist panderings to the native vote with a distinct lack of action on the headlong rush to apartheid in New Zealand.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Another DotCom darling is heading south

Suspected a while ago that the bubble of Internet accounting would become clouded. 

I think it is still haemorrhaging money, like it has from day one of its profitless existence, so maybe it will burst soon.  The tanking continues apace.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Foul treason: Is there no way to rid the realm of 'this pernicious blot'?"

I see the queen of NZ politics H1 has resurfaced from her dungeon in New york as the self styled 'number one dyke in the world'.

Helen Clark reflects on life as a leader

this job needs a leader, and I am that leader

Effin' unbelievable, the humility!

My perspective is firstly, there is an incumbent with three years to run and he has my total support

Apologies to Shakespeare, won't someone rid NZ politics of 'this pernicious blot'?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Some plus 72Kg lardos for our Rach

Some overtanned overdone oversized lardos for your perusal, along with a few heifers who've had at least one too many at the races.

Ms Smalley, eat your heart out, some big lasses for you.

NZ Inc opens up more area for business

A vast area of seabed off Northland's west coast has again been opened up to oil exploration.

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges announced this week that 405,000sq km of land and sea - including a barely explored 75,000sq km in the Reinga-Northland Basin - had been put up for tender to oil and gas companies.

Reinga Basin was ''virtually unexplored''

Good stuff.  Drill it, mine it, sell it!

Green MP David Clendon, however, said New Zealand should be putting it efforts into moving towards a low-carbon economy

Forest and Bird lamented what it called Mr Bridges' ''garage sale''

The negativity starts as the doomsayers and luddites climb onboard.

block offer had followed consultation with iwi, hapu

Must remember that when the taniwha puts its talons out for a future bribe.

Labour and unions: Turning out the workplace criminal class vote

Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation has been forced to backtrack on a policy which offered staff the opportunity to dob in colleagues

Public Service Association (PSA) ... were concerned that whistleblowers were contacting a company associated with the police

Labour Party State Services spokeswoman Maryan Street said it was an "extraordinary" use of a hotline

There you have it Dear Readers, Labour along with the Unions condone crime.  They do not want you to dob in their likely voters, the criminal class in your workplace.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Watercare thieves want stream of OPM for themselves

New Zealand's first environmentally sustainable public "third pipe" scheme, planned to serve thousands of homes with recycled storm water

Rain falling on Stonefields - a redevelopment of a former East Auckland quarry - was to be fed to a storm water retention pond and treated to feed a plumbing network to toilets and garden taps

Sounds a good idea, so the third pipe was built on the new development.  But then the local council thieves at Watercare saw a missed opportunity for an income stream from Other People's Money.

despite the network being built at a cost of more than $7.5 million, municipal water supplier Watercare has rejected it on grounds of potential water quality

to protect public health
would not meet New Zealand's drinking water standards
Watercare's A Grade for water supply could be jeopardised

Yes, the spectre of playing jeopardy with public health.  I'd also guarantee that the law protects the steady stream of OPM to Watercare.  After all, a privately run venture with water sourced elsewhere does not fit charging models.

High time these thieving council jobsworths were dragged from their comfy seats to a short rope on a street lamp.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Cunliffe get his horoscope read...

"F... you, man, there's no future," he said to Cunliffe

One of his constituents, most likely unemployed, reads Cunner's his horoscope for all and sundry to hear. 

angry citizen drove up beside him ... gave Cunliffe the fingers

The man who wants to be the next PM from the opulent do-up in leafy burbs of Herne Bay, Cunners was forced to cancel his yodelling to the party faithful in New Lynn.

Assembled masses hanging on his every word?  Probably just Greg Presland aka Mickey Savage and a few reporters.

Anyway the unemployed ranter had Silent T's measure.  Very accurate rants, maybe the title should read 'horror scope'.

On 'yer bike

Men's 26" bike, $88 at the Red Shed in this week's brochure.

And there's a girly version in pink for the same price.  Nothing flash, no need for carbon fibre this and that.  Would do the job and give us motorists more targets.

I suppose the financially challenged that infest the would be bludging blouses over here could get WINZ to stump up for one on my dime.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Cunliffe Effect

Everything he touches is good for Labour.

pic stolen from Danyl and modified

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwing stones into sticky mud

First up, a sensitive petal remains upset over name calling:

 Mr Craig is taking Mr Norman to court over comments he made in a speech at the Big Gay Out festival, in which he said the Conservatives leader believes "a woman's place is in the kitchen and a gay man's place is in the closet''

Can't argue with that statement, but whether Mr Craig holds that view may well be defamatory.

Guess there's a lot of sticks and stones yet to be tossed over that statement.

Meanwhile in other news, some mud slinging:

in the typical “end justified the means” thinking so prevalent from that side of the debate, they are willing to embrace Kim Dotcom – swastika ‘n all

Unfortunately, 'Dotcom the Nazi sympathiser' mud will stick.  Not something the new Internet Party might want to be associated with.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Another quango too big for its boots

The Problem Gambling Foundation is seeking legal advice over a possible High Court challenge to a controversial Government decision to axe funding for most of its services for gambling addicts.

Chief executive Graeme Ramsey, whose own job is likely to be among about 52 jobs to go on June 30, said he had already had "preliminary advice" on the body's legal options.

Eh?   You've gotta be bloody joking.  A gummint funded quango,  long overdue for the chop to save the taxpayer from its political rantings now wants to sue the gummint.

The sooner self serving quangos and the overpaid indulgent that infest them are excised from my wallet, the better.


R. I. P.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MH370: Some perspective[updated]

The current story of intrigue - Large aircraft possibly travelling at 900KM/h do not suddenly disappear from nearly 11KM up in normal cruising mode.  Below is pure conjecture on my part, but trying to get my head around some ideas.  A long read, helped to sort some ideas.

Experts speculate that the plane might have suddenly disintegrated in the air or dived vertically in high speed

Sudden disintegration:  Firstly, from that height, you'd think that there would be a million bits of debris raining down over a wide area and some might have floated on the sea or fallen into a coastal area where it might be noticed by a local.  The coastal area is generally highly populated.  

Secondly, an aircraft would not fully disintegrate even if the fuel tanks all explode instantaneously explode.  Similarly a bomb exploding in a hold or elsewhere would still have wingtips and other extremities like tail/nose sections basically intact. 

Thirdly, a disintegrating aircraft with large bits still intact might have bits that stop moving forward at 900Km/h and fall out of the sky in their own paths.  This might explain why there have been reports of the plane doing a possible U-Turn on military radars.  

Whilst on that subject, with the long heightened tensions over sovereignty in the South China Sea area, you cannot tell me that every thing that moves in the area is not tracked to the nth degree.

Search area:  Supposedly last heard of over sea between northeast Malaysia and southwest Vietnam.  Reported position looks about right, for a flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and flight time.  Position reported not checked against exact normal routing for flight path.

Lets say plane wasn't exactly on course for whatever reason.  Highly unlikely, with modern flight path planning and GPS autopilots, but possible.  Travelling at about 900Km/h, it is easy to widen the search area to say 400-500Km square.  Only takes minutes off course to rapidly widen the search area.  If the plane exploded, the intact larger bits still have considerable forward momentum but can be predicted to fall in a set pattern.  Similarly larger bits could 'glide' downward over large area area for many minutes.

Think about if you will.  For NZ readers, that is Auckland to south of Palmerston North, Cape Egmont to East Cape and more.   And you're possibly looking for small bits of a plane.

Vertical dive:  In my view, as we approach day four without finding anything of interest, the most likely.  The search area although potentially large, is very shallow being less than 50m deep in most parts, probably with a very muddy bottom.  Yes, you too can check this on Google earth.  There are several large rivers discharging into the Gulf of Thailand and beyond.

Let's say the plane went vertically in.  Why, I do not know, doesn't bear thinking about, especially for the 239 souls that rode that beast downward for more than a few minutes.  

Viewed from behind, the profile is about 70m wide on the wings, 20m high at the tail, 75m long 6.2m diameter fuselage.  At water impact, possibly travelling at more than 900Km/h, aerodynamically intact and well shaped to pierce water and mud below.  

Yes, well buried in the mud 50m or more below is where I think Flight MH370 and 239 souls are currently located.  There is zero debris, zero fuel leaking as it is well into the mud at that speed.    It will be well buried, pancaked, flight recorder boxes rendered useless to track a post-crash pinger.  Remember the large plane that went vertically into I think the Everglades mud a few years ago?  Not much surface marking at all.

The RNZAF and RAAF Orions being used to search will find the metal of the plane, but it will take a long time to conduct a grid search.  Ships may get real lucky with side scanning sonar, but at 50m depth or less, very unlikely.

For the relatives, I hope they do find your loved ones sooner rather than later.  As to why, we would all like to know that.


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