Friday, December 31, 2010

Just another friggin' day

...of working in the hot sun (yes, we get that in NZ- from time-to-time)

Four more 13-hour days, as well as being on call for the other 11 hours.

This does not make for a happy disposition, especially when the region is full of moronic holiday-makers. None of whom have the first idea of how to drive.

They don't have some of the local knowledge, either. Especially the lot that were parking along the roadside that is a thoroughfare for oversized tractors and combine harvesters. Good luck there.

If they were local, they would also know that the river they were swimming in has an E.Coli count normally seen in the more crocodile-infested parts of Africa. In the season the Wildebeest migrate. Good luck with your bowels, too.

It would be a lot simpler if the loopys just gave me their money. I could give them a dose of the salts and bang their new beemer 4wd lookalike with a sledghammer.

It might cheer me up some too...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cry-baby of the week

"A Taupo truck driver hurt in a crash involving three cars and his truck in Hawke's Bay is laying an official complaint with St John Ambulance, saying no ambulance staff approached him after the crash and he could have been "lying in a ditch" unnoticed.

Les Bennett, 28, said he was dazed and limping after the crash that left 12 people in hospital, but was not asked if he needed help..."


You were up and moving about- they were dealing with TWELVE people who needed to be admitted to hospital- quite a few of them seriously injured.

"...Three people remained in a serious condition in Hawke's Bay Hospital yesterday and four were listed as stable..."

All you had to do was ask to be checked out. Did you expect your own personal physician?

Or are you ACC-seeking...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On Poverty

I followed a link in the comments at Lindsay Mitchell's blog and found this outstanding piece on the condition we call 'Poverty':

What is Poverty?
Theodore Dalrymple

What do we mean by poverty? Not what Dickens or Blake or Mayhew meant. Today, no one seriously expects to go hungry in England or to live without running water or medical care or even TV. Poverty has been redefined in industrial countries, so that anyone at the lower end of the income distribution is poor ex officio, as it were—poor by virtue of having less than the rich. And of course by this logic, the only way of eliminating poverty is by an egalitarian redistribution of wealth—even if the society as a whole were to become poorer as a result.

Such redistribution was the goal of the welfare state. But it has not eliminated poverty, despite the vast sums expended, and despite the fact that the poor are now substantially richer—indeed are not, by traditional standards, poor at all. As long as the rich exist, so must the poor, as we now define them.

Certainly they are in squalor—a far more accurate description of their condition than poverty—despite a threefold increase in per-capita income, including that of the poor, since the end of the last war. Why they should be in this condition requires an explanation—and to call that condition poverty, using a word more appropriate to Mayhew's London than to today's reality, prevents us from grasping how fundamentally the lot of "the poor" has changed since then. The poor we shall always have with us, no doubt: but today they are not poor in the traditional way...

Whole article here

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The digital bottle opener

No, there really is such a thing!

I saw one today.

I refuse to own one, on the grounds that it could be used as evidence against me...

The unpleasant truth spelled out clearly and concisely by Lindsay Mitchell.

That should have the hand-wringers and the grievance/victim industry frothing at the mouth!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


IN past years, hits have dropped at this time of year. You would expect that to happen as people get busy stockpiling cheap wine and crap from the warehouse.

THIS year, my site hits have more than doubled the usual rate.

Probably means something- like papers are now almost three bucks.

The non-stress Christmas/Saturnalia pig-out

1- All stuff that food eats is prepared the night before (that's salads to you womenfolk!)
2- All food that food eats that needs cooking must be able to be cooked by boiling (That would be spuds)
3- All food shall be cooked in or on the barbecue. This is MAN'S domain. If the owner of the barbecue is renowned for burning the food, the men shall select an accomplished barbecue master to take charge.
4- The barbecue-master shall be supplied with sufficient beer or red wine that he has no need to leave his post- apart from calls of nature where he may briefly retire behind the garage/lemon tree.
5- The meal will be done, when it is done. Early or late afternoon/evening should be enough information.
6- Chips, nuts and pickles are adequate entrees.
7- Go back in history and bread sufficed as a plate. The only utensils were knives. I see no reason to change what worked.
8- Let the kids eat exactly what they want for this one day of the year. They will probably survive it.
9- Any person mentioning diets to be flung into the pool/hosed.
10- Thank the cooks, even if the food was shit. You can show them up next year.

Public safety warning- Don't fall Down

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Not everywhere was a shit-fight

A hot sunny day, beer on tap, a sheep on the barbecue and a pool.

THAT is the way to do the Christmas thing!

Let the Shit-Fight commence

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rumor control

"...that there has also been a lot of talk in the NZ Army about adopting 7.62mm rifles. The troops who have been deployed in Afghanistan are not happy with the 5.56mm performance. They, unlike the US and recently the British, they do not have a 7.62x51mm chambered semi-automatic in a designated marksmen role..."

5.56 is for shooting at the bad guys.

7.62 is for SHOOTING the fuckers!

Here endth the lesson...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An arse needs kicking

"The military get paid too much and get allowances that should have been abolished two years ago, according to a report prepared for the Government's Defence White Paper.

Military personnel get an average of $23,000 or 30 per cent more than other public servants generally and this is not justified, says the value-for-money review by former Telecom boss Rod Deane..."

Ever put you well-paid neck on the chopping block, you soft-cocked little weenie?

I saw a review like this done on Corrections some years ago. They we horrified that all these blokes that HAD NO TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS earned more than the chicken-shit average wage.

I would bet money most of these consultant types would piss in their label pants if they ever set foot in a prison wing. Or Afghanistan with a bit of lead flying.

I wonder if Rod Fucking Deane was one of those prat who was beaten up, had his beer stolen and his girlfriend given the fucking she had always wanted by some serviceman?

I hope it was me!

Don't make excuses for it

"Masterton's worst illegal dumper will dodge a potential $5000 fine after ditching a trailer-load of beer bottles, nappies, and other "unhygenic items" at Henley Lake...

...Grant Howard, co-ordinator of Wairarapa Free Budget Advisory Service, said that while he detested illegal dumping, he had sympathy for those struggling to pay the dump charges.

"It's far too high - $42 for a trailer load? It's expensive and I think education and recycling should be pushed.

"In lawyer fees it's probably $2000 to $3000 for the council to prosecute someone when they could run two or three week-long courses to recycle properly."

Since the rise in GST in October, Mr Howard said he was seeing more low-income people who could not cover basic living costs..."

If they have so many beer bottles they can't dispose of them through the kerbside recycling, I would suggest they don't have a poverty problem at all!

And as for dumping them in the friggin' park- even most of the local low-class trash manage to dump their crap outside the transfer station gate!

The Masterton gene pool needs more chlorine in the shallow end!

Monday, December 20, 2010

This should be the default setting

"Wellington rates could rise by 8 per cent unless the city council slashes services and increases user fees across all departments in what it labels "austerity proposals"..."

"Austerity" is what I call 'Not wasting our friggin' money'

In other words, cut everything not essential - these are invariably contracted out in any case, so it should be a small step to privatize water, sewer, waste and so on.

Let volunteers groups look after the parks, sports clubs maintain sports facilities and have trusts/ not for profits run facilities such as pool, libraries and museums- assuming people will set up for the facilities they profess to need. Otherwise, leave it to private business or do without.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Any wonder when dealing with zealots?

"A senior nurse at Starship hospital's child protection unit told a conference of medical professionals that "all parents are liars until proved otherwise", doctors who attended say.

The revelation comes after a Sunday Star-Times investigation into practices at the unit, Te Puaruruhau, revealed concern it is being run like a police station, with staff treating parents as guilty until proven innocent over unexplained injuries.

Families have complained that the unit's doctors rushed to judgements, refused to budge from their initial assessments, and failed to apologise when injuries were shown to be accidental.

There has also been judicial criticism, with a judge saying doctors in one case seemed to have closed minds and had not considered alternative explanations..."

Yet I bet these PC ninnies would be morally outraged at the suggestion that they do a bit of profiling! ESPECIALLY if (if- yeah, right...) that profiling involved skin colour.

So lets just treat EVERYONE like they are shit parents...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Truth hurts

"A former Social Development Ministry employee landed in hot water after posting a Facebook description of herself as a "very expensive paperweight", "highly competent in the art of time wastage, blame-shifting and stationary [sic] theft"..."

Certainly couldn't be accused of lying!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stress and tension

Tonight was the kiddie disco.

I had to go.

It has been a week of this sort of thing..

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Buying an Ebook reader for Christmas?

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not enough time

This time of year, I feel a bit like Roy in the above clip...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life and it's mysteries

Why is it that on the hottest 'G&T days- I'm always bloody working?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Explaining WIFI

It's easier than crawling under the house, in a 40cm high space, were most of the world's supply of cobwebs have been stored for the best part of fifty years.

Or it was until some bastard started tapping into my network and stealing bandwith.

At that point it became easier to spend an hour crawling through Shelob's Lair than to decipher the Chinglish instructions that came with the DICK Smith router, to put the encryption on. I would have forgotten the passwords next time I had to install a new device.

And the kids missed hearing a whole lot of new words, being on the other side of the floor.

I DID learn that a wireless modem will work within a few meters- about 5-6m- if you unscrew the antennae.

Yes, I couldn't figure out how to turn it off, either.

But the cable connection IS faster!

Friday, December 10, 2010

This is one Chinese product I won't buy


I brought these as much to support the disabled NZ workers who made them.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Passing for 'News'

'Magic' hangover cures revealed

...The web bursts with tips and tricks to speed up the recovery from the more "self-induced morning sickness", but a Perth nurse (who wishes to remain anonymous) revealed some of the medical guild's most coveted secrets.

"When some doctors or nurses have a bad hangover, they sometimes self-administer intravenous fluids or put on an oxygen mask for a while," she said..."

Secrets. Yeah, right.

I used the O2 trick over thirty years ago. Not having medical O2, the gas welding set worked just fine.

Nobody ever figured out why we used far more oxygen than acetylene...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Constitutional Chicanery

So the powers-that-be want to do a constitutional review.

Why would I be far from enthusiastic? Well, they tend to lie a lot, for a start.

I wouldn't trust the current rabble as far as I could comfortably spit a large rat.

When our political overlords see fit to ignore referendums with huge support- about 90% (and how often do 90% of people agree on ANYTHING?)- how can we trust them to do our bidding?

We can't.

Could we expect any debate, much less action on the most fundamental human right- the right to defend ones very life, and that of their own- without being persecuted by the apparatus of the crown prosecutions office?


Can we expect special privilege and endless funding at the public's expense for the Maori elite to be further strengthened by legislation?

You bet!

Can we expect the troughers to use a constitution to feather their own nests in any way possible?

Would anyone expect otherwise!

Can we expect debate on minimizing government?

[Insert Tui ad here]

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Nothing to see here

Wasn't a seal or a cat or dog, so no real biggie.

No need to outraged...

Monday, December 06, 2010

Missed it

"A teenage girl shot in the face, who was told to "get off the couch" and go back to work by ACC, has had her compensation and counselling reinstated..."

Of course she can't go back to work- the bullet is still in her face- I can see it!- just under the nose on the right!

Get a pair of tweezers and get her sorted and back to work.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Up yours

"The Government is being urged to offer Prince William and Kate Middleton an all-expenses paid honeymoon to New Zealand to create a "fairytale" tourism driver.

Diana Moore, who operates the $10,000-a-night Lake Okareka Lodge near Rotorua, has suggested the government provide a honeymoon as its official wedding present "instead of giving a wedding gift such as a piece of furniture".

"The potential value in exposure to New Zealand from being part of this real-life royal fairytale is beyond imagination – certainly right up there with worldwide exposure from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit."

Although she'd "love to host William and Kate" after their April wedding next year, there would be no freebies, said Moore..."

(bold mine)

So it's fine for a whole lot of folks on meager wages to subsidize the top end of the NZ accommodation market through their grossly excessive taxes.

But NOT for a high end of the market company to do the same.

The very worst type of bludger!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Thought so

"...Britain's grit reserve half the size it should be

Britain's reserve of grit is less than half the size it should be, the Government admitted yesterday..."

We noticed...

Pet Shop Boys

Robbery fail

Friday, December 03, 2010

It's life Jim, but not as we know it

"A strange, salty lake in California has yielded an equally strange bacterium that thrives on arsenic and redefines life as we know it, researchers say.

The bacteria do not merely eat arsenic - they incorporate the toxic element directly into their DNA, the researchers said today.

The finding shows just how little scientists know about the variety of life forms on Earth, and may greatly expand where they should be looking for life on other planets and moons, the NASA-funded team said..."

I see some pretty damn weird variants in what passes for intelligent life around here...

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sorry for your troubles, but...

...people die at work every day. Physical work is inherently risky. Even commuting to your desk job carries an element of risk.

Yes, a mining disaster is a great tragedy for the families and small communities.

Not for the nation. These people were making a living, not fighting a war for us.

It seems that it's OK when they are killed off piecemeal- on the construction site, in the forests, on the roads or farms- where they die one by one on a weekly basis.

Get a grip people...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nanny state in the Village of the Damned

"A police officer was injured and a youth was stabbed at Christchurch's Christmas in the Park concert yesterday...

...Mr Erasmus said the majority of people at the free outdoor Christmas concert, held at Hagley Park, behaved responsibly, but alcohol later ruined the event.

He said the trouble started an hour before it ended with an influx of drunk youths, who kept police busy breaking fights and tipping out alcohol.

"Preliminary discussions have been held with the (Christchurch City) council to see if this event and other future events in Hagley Park should be alcohol-free," Mr Erasmus said...."

Right- you have a crowd of many thousands, many of whom are having a drink or six and behaving themselves. A few morons- who probably shouldn't have had drink anyway play up- so it's a blanket ban for EVERYBODY.

That makes sense (In somebody's world!) . The criminal classes would never dare come pissed or smuggle in booze if it were banned.

Moving ever closer to prohibition...

Monday, November 29, 2010

This is how I prefer to rough it

Lots of bearers are needed to ensure the gin ration is maintained- malaria is dangerous!


Liarbore and pal's train set is busted- AGAIN.

What will it take?

"A Whanganui man, who kicked a two-year-old boy to death, has been found guilty of the toddler's murder.

It took a jury of three men and nine women three hours to find Rikki Ngatai-Check, 23, guilty of murder rather than manslaughter in the High Court at Whanganui today..."

Exactly what will it take to bring back the death penalty?

If not that, a special prison for hopeless cases who will NEVER be allowed out ever again.

As these pieces of excrement don't have the decency to commit suicide, they need to be removed from all other life- by whatever means...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not something you see every day

Not out in the bush, anyway.

This hut also had a shower and a wetback off the fire.

Any damned fool can rough it...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Idiot political appointee

"Police Commissioner Howard Broad has issued a surprise plea to cut prison numbers to stem an "absolute wave" of criminals through the justice system..."

This PC legacy from the last sad administration needs to just friggin' do what the voters demanded.

Catch criminals and lock them up out of harm's way.

So there are too many.

1- Tent prisons (Go ask Sheriff Joe if you are too stupid to figure this out)
2- Make prison harder (make the pricks WORK very hard)
3- Bring in the 'short(ish) hard shock' for newbie crims (quarrying volcanic rock by hand used to work well)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Health and safety in NZ

In my experience, it is little more than window-dressing. The grandiose policy statements seldom translate out into the reality of the workplace. When they do, they focus on trivia while ignoring elephants in the room.

One great example is workplace drug-testing. One does not have to be on the good side of the bell-shaped curve to realize that operating heavy plant & machinery whilst under the influence is a bad thing.

But then one day after two employees are fired for being totally pissed on the job, there is the big drug test for all. The senior manager who turned up for this stated that if anyone was found positive, this would mean company-wide testing- and it is a big company.

So 60% of the staff failed.

The reality was that if this was the trend nationwide and if they were all fired- as SHOULD have happened- that would be a near death-blow to the company.

Two years later there have been no more drug tests, even after serious incidents and 'accidents'

H&S is back to safety boots and orange overalls.

The hard stuff is just too hard.

Ever wonder why so many die in forestry?

Monday, November 22, 2010

A minority group

I have been down a working coal mine on the West Coast.
I have been down a coal mine when explosives were used.
I am qualified to use breathing apparatus.
I work with toxic gases.
I have taken part in a caving rescue exercise.
I have considerable experience in light rescue and advanced first aid.
I have used a remote control robot.

Still not an expert in mining rescue operations though.

Unlike half of New Zealand...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A media whore

"Frustration is growing in Greymouth as police continue to refuse to release the names of those stuck down the mine.

Superintendent Gary Knowles told a media briefing this morning they are not disclosing the 29 names, so affected families have more time to digest what has happened.

However Mayor Tony Kokshoorn wants the names released as speculation and Chinese rumors are starting to spread.

"I'm all for disclosure of the names to avoid speculation. Everyone knows locally - it's not a secret and anyone could find out if they wanted to," he said..."

Sod off big nose!

As you say- all those concerned locally know- and that's all that need to know.

Following the facebook page, the locals are of the opinion the mayor big-nose is more concerned about getting in front of the cameras. I hear he has been kicked off the mine site as he was getting in the way and generally being a pain in the arse.

As do so many of these petty-officials,who are full of their own self-importance and generally suffering from delusions of adequacy.

Releasing names is a matter for the families and NOBODY ELSE. If they want to, fine. If they do not- then in the words of the woman on the video clip- 'Fuck off you pack of vultures!'

About Smashwords

Saturday, November 20, 2010

That there is ALWAYS a worse job something I constantly remind myself- although coal mining is far from the bottom of the list- and yes, I HAVE been inside a coal mine while blasting was going on!

Trouble with underground mining, is that when things go wrong, they REALLY go wrong. Unlike, say, forestry where they get knocked off one by one.

I certainly don't envy the chaps who will go in to search the mine- who knows what state the mine is in after a large explosion. But they will go in and are do doubt incredibly frustrated in being held back. It's not just the flammable gas, but now there may (probably) be concentrations of highly lethal carbon monoxide. A fireman's BA is only good for about half an hour- a specialized mining rebreather more than that, but they will not be traveling fast.

I took part in a cave rescue exercise some years ago and that was a real headache getting a stretcher case out about 400 meters. In good air and a stable cave.

I think next time I'm outside working in the hot sun, I will remind myself of the lot of the miner...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Village of the Damned to get an IQ boost

"New Zealand will soon have its first gorillas when the head of Sydney's Taronga Zoo gorilla pack, a 210-kg father of 14, will move to Christchurch in a few years to enjoy his retirement..."

I wonder if this is to fill a void left by the removal of that bloody awful 'Outrageous Fortune' soap?

The public's insatiable desire to watch primate threat displays and simian behavior...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

And it came to pass

...that the unbelievers did not heed the word of the prophet that the sins of past neglect would come back to bite the unbelievers on the bum.

And they did switch on the infernal machine and a wave of pestilence did spread throughout and all was woe.

A great wailing and gnashing of teeth was heard throughout the land and I did say "told you so!" and "THAT will teach you to spill your seed on the ground", as the people of the village cried out in their anguish.

And their tear were for naught, as the parts now have to come from the Land of the Sodomites. Or it could have been Auckland- I had crap cellphone reception.

Here endth the lesson.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bugger off is also a good answer

"Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson says Maori protesters wanting to meet him over a Far North coastal area they claim belongs to local Maori can "go to hell"..."

GOOD- now just keep repeating that- every time the moochers come looking for a handout.

Say it loud, say it often!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thought as much

"Evidence has emerged that 72% of all alcohol-related deaths on the roads are caused by drivers who are either blind-drunk or repeat offenders...

...The Transport Ministry research shows that in 2009 88 deaths – 72% of all alcohol-related deaths – were caused by 73 drivers who were either at least 50% over the current limit, or who already had a previous conviction.

Of those 88 deaths, 34 people were killed in crashes where the driver at fault had a previous conviction and 57% – or 50 out of 88 deaths – were caused by drivers with twice the legal alcohol limit.

In 2008, 108 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes and 28 of those – 26% were caused by drivers with a previous drink-driving conviction, while 77 deaths – 62% – were caused by drivers who had consumed more than twice the legal alcohol limit..."

So perhaps diddling with a lower allowable alcohol level is NOT going to be the answer. Bet the facts won't stop that happening, mind.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Man's domain

Book Five- kiss your sand-scoured arses goodby

Commander Jamieson's Engineering battalion fixes a large gravatic drive to a ten kilometer iron-nickel asteroid and drives it into....

Friday, November 12, 2010

There seems to be a plague of this sort of thing

Passive–aggressive behavior, a personality trait, is passive, sometimes obstructionistresistance to following through with expectations in interpersonal or occupational situations. It is a personality trait marked by a pervasive pattern of negative attitudes and passive, usually disavowed resistance in interpersonal or occupational situations.

It can manifest itself as learned helplessness, procrastination, stubbornness, resentment, sullenness, or deliberate/repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible.[1]

Signs and symptoms

The book Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man lists 11 responses that may help identify passive-aggressive behavior:[1]

  • Ambiguity or speaking cryptically: a means of engendering a feeling of insecurity in others
  • Chronically being late and forgetting things: another way to exert control or to punish.
  • Fear of competition
  • Fear of dependency
  • Fear of intimacy as a means to act out anger: The passive aggressive often cannot trust. Because of this, they guard themselves against becoming intimately attached to someone.
  • Making chaotic situations
  • Making excuses for non-performance in work teams
  • Obstructionism
  • Procrastination
  • Sulking
  • Victimization response: instead of recognizing one's own weaknesses, tendency to blame others for own failures.

A passive-aggressive person may not have all of these behaviors, and may have other[clarification needed] non-passive-aggressive traits.

These bastards are in dire need of bastinado followed by keel-hauling- for a first offense.

Dealing with a couple of these right now and they are rapidly approaching the need for percussive therapy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One minute its summer and then...

Friday night- summer to winter in a couple of seconds. The white spots are very big hail stones.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

When councils spend our money

Cost never seems to be much of an issue.

How the hell does a pissor cost over half a million?

Even a house in overpriced Wellington can be brought for less!

How much stainless steel, concrete and two-pot paint does it take to build a sanitary, functional and vandal-resistant crapper?

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ghostbusters- wadda ya want?

"...Christchurch Paranormal Investigators founder Anton Heyrick said his team had received an "interesting influx" of phone calls and emails after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, with more than double the usual number of inquiries.

"People are calling us, saying that they had always felt like there was something in the house, but since the earthquake it had become more intense," he said.

Most cases related to strange noises, although one man said he had been attacked by a ghost..."

Like I always said- Christchurch IS the Village of the Damned!

Don't panic, it's only the gates of Hell opening under your six-toed feet!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Good to see

...that despite what you would gauge from the press, there are a lot of folks out there that ARE NOT idiots.

Along with several other parties, I was stranded out in the bush on Saturday, when the river came up. It turned out to be a short stranding, our departure being delayed by about eight hours. It was good to see that EVERYONE paid heed to the warnings about the dangers of swollen rivers and waited until it was safe to cross.

Also, they all were carrying extra food and supplies for the possibility that this might happen- even better, as we met up on our travels to check the water level- everyone asked if the others were in need of supplies should we we going to have to spend another night out.

You only hear about the ones who get themselves drowned or need a taxpayer-funded helicopter ride out...

Saturday, November 06, 2010


Summer to midwinter in 30 seconds, the river is rising fast and it looks like I'm not getting out of here tomorrow morning.

And I give a damn- why?

Friday, November 05, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

We know what is best for you peasants

With talk of 'phasing out' tobacco, expect some massive tax increases over the next few years. The sheep have swallowed the news of an eventual banning, so that will be taken as tacit approval to go nuts on taxing fags.

Well done, you let them trample over you AGAIN!

Also, expect the goalposts to shift soon. This is going to happen sooner than the 15 years talked about- mark my words.

And do enjoy a few drinks now- YOU are next!

Meanwhile, the gangs are delighted at the prospect of another huge income stream being handed to them...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Gerry fucking Brown- you got what you degenerates deserve!


He talks the talk, now needs to walk the walk.

No appeals, not whining. Whatever the charges.

Accept your punishment with humility and be a model inmate.

When released, live the best life you can.

You have to do the good works of two people now.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

What about pointed sticks?

Another knee- jerk reaction to an inanimate object- pounced upon by the media as an easy article for their bread & butter.

The knives are not the problem- it's the criminal intent. Anything can be used effectively to maim or kill a person.

Now if the POS that used the knife in this murder had been PROPERLY put away to keep the public safe (the MAIN role of the so-called Justice system) He would have been still doing hard time for his PREVIOUS knife attacks and MURDER.

Our Judiciary is as much the problem as our criminals!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Advice for Lindsay Mitchell

A more acceptable form of slaughter

"A woman has died from the injuries she suffered when an alleged drunk-driver ploughed into her car while she and a friend were having a coffee by the side of the road near Otaki.

Shelagh Cotter, 69, died in Palmerston North Hospital about 3am today, about 15 hours after she and a 62-year-old companion were struck by an out-of-control car as they sat on a grass verge on a rural road just south of Otaki..."

Now this case has many parallels with the shooting death last weekend.

Both involve gross criminal negligence causing death and only happened because widely publicized laws were broken. Laws created to prevent exactly these types of needless deaths happening.

But one thing IS different.

The lack of righteous howls of outrage towards the latter. Because it happens so bloody often that a death by drunk driver is barely newsworthy. We have become so used to this happening.

WE shouldn't be. We SHOULD be outraged. A car driven by a drunk is like a bullet fired at random into a populated area.

No better- no worse.

I will be interested to see the fate of the two defendants in these two cases...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Trendy Undead

"...Halloween is only two days away and people are flocking to costume stores.

Instead, vampire outfits are extremely popular following the success of the Twilight books and movies, and TV series True Blood, Christchurch people were opting for less traditional get-ups..."

Could it be that people have become used to evil, blood-sucking leeches living amongst us?

It wouldn't surprise me.

They are everywhere. From the heights of government, the feeders on corporate welfare, the idle able-bodied- down to the thieving criminal classes.

Every day there are more and more- feasting without thinking (as they once did) of what will happen when they drain the host.

So why am I not surprised that vampire costumes are extremely popular...

Friday, October 29, 2010

A novel concept

So- giving businesses that provide work and create wealth tax breaks actually ENCOURAGES them!

Now who would have thought?

So... cutting taxes might INCREASE productivity across the board?

An idea who's time had come!

(but don't hold your breath waiting)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A parents anguish

And all it's worth is a community sentence and three years loss of licence.

I could not be so understanding.

As for the judge- where was the example to others set?


This article echos my sentiments well.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Good to see

Something I have advocated for years is MP's riding along with our emergency services to see what actually goes on out there.

"...Louise Upston, National MP for Taupo, was with police in Turangi on Friday night to see at first hand the harm caused by alcohol when they were called to the shooting of Lower Hutt teacher Rosemary Ives, 25, about 11pm..."

Not what you might expect to see, perhaps, but 'expect the unexpected' is life working emergency services!

We probably would not have heard about her riding along, were it not for the totally preventable tragedy that occurred that night...