Friday, August 26, 2022

How to stop ramraiding teens

one school district in Missouri, who have made a willing decision to bring back "physical force" as a punishment for unruly students, ... for "correcting student behaviour".


Like it or not statistically, violent behavior in teens has increased in direct proportion to the removal of corporal punishment - where it still exists such as Singapore teen crime, vandalism & violence is almost non existent. 

Nothing wrong with 6-of-the-best or a nun's two inch leather strap.

Long missed here in NZ, parents are thanking the school board.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Of ablaut reduplication and green little men


I do wonder if the same rules apply to the mash-mish of te mow-ree pidgin so prevalent in these troubled times? 

flogged from here

Friday, August 19, 2022

Council wallah out for drive gets his boots muddy.

Far North mayor John Carter went to check the slips on Friday morning and thought they looked bad

Like as if the on-site contractors who have to clean up the need more council and NZTA wallahs in hi-viz lurking at their job-site for the next year.  Yes, on SH1 there's another large underslip, 15x overslips, the Mangamuka Gorge is going to be closed again. Possibly forever.  

I'm sure a drone snapshot of the road / flyover of the slips would be of more use.  That only needs one person on site.  Hell, the Mayor might even get such footage posted on the council website to show what state the road is actually in.  And a regularly updated timeline showing progress during the repair.

After all we live in the Wuhan pox days of Zoomed calls and unwanted co-governance with a dose of 3-waters driven government holding pre-meetings online over doomed MP's.

Maybe the same council website might have some real-time information on all slips and outages around the district for long-suffering ratepayers who pay his over-blown wages.  At present such info is found out via word-of-mouth.  And if you do not have access to Fakebook via their closed local information groups, you're stuffed for info during such events.

When I drove the same highway a couple of weeks ago, the road was noticeably slumping in multiple places, with large 750+ mm slumps visible, just waiting for a small rain event such as we're enduring right now.  And this is only 200mm over a couple of days, not your typical cyclonic normality of 100mm an hour over 3-5 days.  Meanwhile both SH1 and SH10 have flooded access further south and are often blocked.

It is high time the same governmental wallahs made real efforts to future proof road access to the Far North.  A tunnel would be nice, a decent road even better!  We're only talking about a 400m high hill!

The Mayor shouldn't need to get his gumboots muddy!

Monday, August 15, 2022

The cover up continues...

 It related to a Wellington-based staff member travelling to a member’s electorate office for the purpose of team building and assisting the wider team. This is normal practise for many members when establishing a new team which has staff dispersed in different regions

So the union bullies were despatched from Trevor's head office to his office, no doubt at the behest of the 9th floor, to sort out a new MP.  And he had the temerity to complain about being made to pay their expenses?

The cover up re misuse of funds is in.  'Establishing a new team' is word soup for knocking the rookie into line.

As we also know via Cindy's utterings in recent days, he'll be further subjected to 'wellbeing' reducation.  Oozing no doubt with copious lashings of 'kindess' as the matter is put to bed.

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Not for you!

to be eligible for a First Home Grant or First Home Loan, applicants must not currently own property or land, although this does not include ownership of Māori land

Seen today in my meanderings.

Another rule not available for those with ancestry of that of a pure evil coloniser.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

CCP all hot air


CCP is nowhere near the action.  Threats but full of hot air whilst the US exercise freedom of navigation nearer to The Republic of Taiwan. via here.