Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Miraculously fuel efficient" German engineering


Yes, so miraculous (@ 1.04 min in video) everyone would want a piece of German engineering.   
Volkswagen announced plans in 2012 to spend around 250 million euros on the engine plant, in line with Russian government targets to equip at least 30 percent of vehicles produced in Russia with locally-made engines by 2016.

Russian sales of the VW brand fell 44 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of this year and the company in March cut jobs and working hours at the Kaluga factory. But it says its investment plans are intact due to the market's longer-term prospects.

A timely reminder to those companies buying brand wrecking software...

I'd bet VW is not the only company that has supped from the trough of green subsidies for 'clean  diesels'.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

National jellyfish capitulates and reverts to type

The Red Peak flag will be added as a fifth option in the flag referendum, Prime Minister John Key has confirmed.

The Government has agreed to pick-up legislation that was put forward by the Green Party this afternoon

Effin' unbelievable!  Predictable though as the spineless bastard reverts to type

The Nats again proves that they cannot be trusted to stick to their plan or principles.   Seems that polls are the main focus.  I cannot stand an unprincipled party willing to bow to minority party no hopers and screaming twatteratti.

New Zealand First said they opposed Red Peak being added, in line with their strong opposition to any flag change.

Deputy leader Ron Mark said Red Peak design resembled markings on sentry boxes used by the Nazis.

We will say no to the Green-National Red Peak option. We believe in proper democratic process and we do not want to waste more taxpayers' money.

At least NZ First had the balls to stay true.

National jellyfish shows some spine

last-ditch appeal against the deportation of a man who claimed to be the world's first climate change refugee has failed

Prime Minister John Key said there was no question that Mr Teitiota was an over-stayer, and not a refugee

Amazing.  The head National jellyfish stiffens with some resolve to deport one overstayer from South Auckland.

Whilst we're on overstayers in South Auckland, can we deport a few more?   Like the ones we missed last time as the hand wringers let the illegal immigrants remain.

we have to be in the most part consistent

Consistency from a poll driven moonbeam? 

I thought not, restarting Dawn Raids would probably not go down well with spineless Key's voting public.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Slaying Gorebull and sacred cows

within the big model there is a core basic physics model. That core is the foundation of the idea that CO2 causes 1.2C of  warming

The model architecture was wrong. Carbon dioxide causes only minor warming. The climate is largely driven by factors outside our control. 

As such, the windfarms and solar panels are not just bad at reducing carbon dioxide — even if they did succeed in reducing carbon dioxide they’d be useless at cooling the planet. It is only four billion dollars a day worldwide, wasted.

A professional modeller takes apart the basic physics model of climate change and finds the religion of man made CO2 warming wanting.

3, 2, 1, cue the ranting of warmists, lefties looking to tax the process and others with vested interests as some sacred cows are slain.

Part 1 of a series here at JoNova. 

Get the popcorn in, it appears to be a blockbuster.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Give them an inch...

Activists have moved onto land at Kaitaia Airport today

the occupation was a protest against a $100 million Treaty of Waitangi settlement, due to be ratified tomorrow

the occupation site with fence posts and corrugated iron to begin constructing a new marae

One of the occupation organisers Hone Popata said they would be occupying land beside the airport terminal, and all operations at the airport would be closed.

"We are in charge now," he said.

Finlayson's mates, the Popata bros have taken "charge" of  Kaitaia Airport.  More of the long term pandering of the Nats "Give them an inch..." comes home to roost. 

Not a good couple of weeks for you, eh John Boy Key?

The professional stirrers have been far too quiet for a while since dishing out to Key a few years ago.  Now they are setting up residence and are looking for more than an inch of the white man's mile.

Just like Raglan Golf Course and Bastion Point, we'll see spineless pandering pollies and local government wannabees rolling up to cater to their every need.

Time to stock up on popcorn.

Monday, September 07, 2015

"Engage, not enrage"

"Engage, not enrage"

The LabourLite Nat minister in charge of the safety body Worksafe, which has recently gone rogue on quad bike safety fining a farmer heaps for helmets hanging on the wall, has missed the boat in asking farmers to find a solution.

He got a rough reception from a farmer meeting in Masterton over safety issues.

There is no need for more regulation, guidelines or safety hardware.  Farmers realise that the status quo is not acceptable, but the attitude of clipboard wielding Worksafe bureaucrats has to change.

From farmer reports:

Worksafe reps turning up unannounced, in unmarked vehicles and without visible ID, expecting job in hand to cease whilst the boxes are ticked.  That is not acceptable.

Worksafe turned up out of the blue when we busy working in the yards and expected to drop everything.  

"He wanted to know whether I'd wiped my arse that morning.  After an hour of my time, only fault was that motorbikes without first aid kits was an issue.  I suggested that he left."

Typical commentary from farmers heartily sick of bureaucrats being heaped on them.

The attitude of Worksafe are unprofessional, needing curtailing and a culture change from Worksafe.  Worksafe should be a partner, not a punisher to be feared.

One comment suggested:

Investigation and analysis of quad bike deaths or serious injuries should be shared publicly. 

Woodhouse replied "that would need to be resourced" (implying more taxes).

I was surprised at that answer.  Other than waving the big stick on helmets, one wonders what else Worksafe is doing when it combs through an incident.  Does it not already analyse in minute detail the causes of the incidents?  If not, why not?

from The NZ Farmers Weekly, today in my mailbox

LabourLite rolls over bowing to screaming leftards

The Government will today announce an emergency package to allow hundreds of Syrian refugees to come to New Zealand

The She Beast from the UN obviously called over the weekend.  John Boy Key seemingly has taken her advice and now wants to re-home more illegal immigrants from the Middle East.

Nothing but government by the opposition these days on whatever topic suits the screaming minority of the left.

LabourLite Nats have given up all notion of being in control.  They might as well resign and give the reins to the left.

John Boy, this lack of spine will cost you votes.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

"A bout of elbow gripping hysteria at the NYT"

Australia has it right.
“The fact that today we celebrate that we have not had a successful people smuggling venture in a year, and that over the course of the last 18 months or so we have turned back 20 boats and stopped 633 people from arriving in our country, is a significant achievement…

“…We have a very clear policy in place and that is that people who seek to come to our country by boat illegally will not settle in our country.”

How Euro states should be reacting.  But the poll driven moonbeams that masquerade as Western governments are welcoming  all manner of terrorists. 

Key caves into baying mob [updated]

The New Zealand government has bowed to public pressure and agreed to take an extra 100 Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations refugee agency

Well that didn't take long.  The focus polls must be in.  Key's spineless Nats cave into the baying mob of concerned lefties and others seeking 'we must be seen to be doing something'.

And I note the She Beast from the UN is still dictating ruinous policy in New Zealand.

hasn't been able to get confirmation from Prime Minister John Key's office

Gutless prick couldn't even tell the nation directly that he had caved in to the UN.

Do we really want another 100 illegal immigrants here in this country each year?  Here we go again.  Not so long ago we let one Zaoui in, now the terrorist hordes will be turning up.

A real government would never ever negotiate with terrorists.


The spineless jellyfish Key has been contacted and is backtracking with weasel words as you read this. 

Obviously detecting the mood of real New Zealanders, not the baying Aotearoan leftie socialist mob, he's got a fence firmly jammed up where the sun doesn't shine over this one, having a bob each way  awaiting the next focus poll. 

Friday, September 04, 2015

New road-repair plan from Brown includes higher gas taxes, vehicle fees

proposal would provide $3.6 billion annually for transportation and includes a new $65 fee for vehicle owners, an 11-cent increase in the diesel tax and a 6-cent hike to the gas tax

would direct $400 million of the funding for local governments toward transit programs like buses and trains

Like the proposal from Mr Brown?  More taxes sets your heart racing?  Yes please!

The public voting for socialists like Mr Key and Mr Brown thoroughly deserve every extra tax coming their way.  

Just do not tell Len.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Is your council infested with eco advisers?

An initiative to create safe and healthy rental houses in Auckland is achieving great success

landlords receive a free assessment by an Auckland Council eco advisor and a report recommending potential improvements

One wonders how many of these 'eco advisers' infest the Auckland Council?

No doubt on a six figure rate with a suitably emblazoned eco vehicle, living large justifying their existence on the ratepayer dime. 

Doing something that landlords already pay their rental agents to inspect and check on a regular basis without clipboard wielding ticket clipping bureaucrats getting in the way of their rental business.

It doesn't end there, as they say, there's more!  An eco adviser is coming to your rental soon.

Tenants receive advice on how to keep their house warmer and drier

initiative is now being adopted by other local boards around Auckland

Tenants probably get to know about simpler things like keeping windows open for good airflow.  Apparently stops the mould, but from recent pimped reports on mouldy houses in the media, tenants and common sense are a world apart.

I suppose in Len's world class most liveable city, leaving a window open is an invite to be burgled. 

And an army of eco whatevers are required to save the unwashed from themselves.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The only choice. [updated]

God save the Queen!


Whilst the traitors on social media spout their reasons to ditch our blue flag for one of four rags, I wonder if John Boy considered the need to change the Naval White Ensign?  At least the white feathers on three of the rag options would not show on a white background.

(pics flogged from Wikipedia)