Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
"...The blackout, which included the capital's central business district and eastern suburbs, lasted from 3.20pm to 4.30pm on Thursday and cut power to 84,000 customers.
Transpower spokeswoman Rebecca Wilson said contractors were working on a switched off "buf-bar" unit, and it appeared a lead from their electrical testing equipment was either dropped or blown by the wind onto a live buf-bar below it..."
We have a spokeswoman who has been misquoted (probably) or knows jack-shit about all things electrical and/or yet another journo who can't be arsed even googling terminology.
You know- checking the FACTS of a story.
It's a friggin' BUS-BAR!
Friday, April 23, 2010
'Leak' the info that our beloved drink will go up by 50% (the tax anyway- which is a huge part of the cast)
Then when the real increase of 10-20% comes out at budget time, the sheeple will be all relieved that they didn't get hit as hard as they COULD have been.
And not get as outraged over the still huge increase as they would have...
Also, you may want to watch for other unpleasant surprises that this 'leak' is smoke-screening.
Can't fool ALL of us.
Just the dumb ones- however...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Just before I heard this - it made the MSM- I was speculating about the motives behind the spate of programs regarding the effects of the demon drink!
There have been several in the last few days (I hear the TV while I'm working at the PC, lest you think I are watching state TV!)
As cash cows are seldom slaughtered, I guessed that we were being softened up for a big tax hike. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Of course the thought hitting those who actually cause problems when in their cups would never occur to the powers-that-be. Such as CHARGING them the full cost of their medical misadventures, depuking cells and police cars & uniforms and so on.
No, just shaft the majority who enjoy a quiet drink- as always!
1. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. See Synonyms at native.
2. Intrinsic; innate.
[From Latin indigena, a native; see indigen.]
So NOBODY is indigenous to New Zealand.
NOBODY originated from here.
If you want to twist it to say those born here, that means the ALL of us that were born here whenever.
Which sort of makes the whole declaration pointless.
Just like the UN...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Buy a few books on how to write first.
Saves a lot of editing!
On handy tips, here is one for PC uses with XP- makes text on flat-screen monitors more readable:
You eyes will thank you for it
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
"A drunken woman who died after lying in a drain for five hours may have been saved if an ambulance had reached her sooner, a coroner's report says.
Hastings Coroner Chris Devonport ruled that Mt Maunganui woman Tina Bernadette Peene, 50, died on July 12 last year of hypothermia caused by exposure while she lay in the drain in "atrocious" weather.
He found ambulance communication lapses could have contributed to delays in finding her.St John Ambulance has acknowledged there was a misunderstanding between its communications centre and officers searching for Ms Peene over her exact location, and apologised..."
How does this happen to be the St Johns fault? I see bugger- all to apologise for!
Did they pour cheap gin down her throat and throw her in the friggin ditch?
Has the dork of a coroner ever tried to find somebody outside on a rainy night?
Are Ambulance Officers issued with a frickin' German Shepherd trained to sniff out hidden patients?
I call it death by drunken stupidity.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
THEY KNOW NOT ONLY THE CAUSE OF THE FAMILY FIGHT, BUT THEY EVEN KNOW IT WAS A WEDGE FROM HIS GOLF BAG THAT SHE USED TO BREAK OUT THE WINDOWS IN THE ESCALADE. NOT ONLY THAT, THEY KNOW WHICH WEDGE!!!
THIS IS THE SAME PRESS (OR IS IT?) THAT CANNOT LOCATE OBAMA'S OFFICIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE ... OR ANY OF HIS PAPERS WHILE IN COLLEGE...... (or Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism)
Hat Tip:Theo Spark
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
There IS intelligent life out there!
OPINION: I note an increasing call, in the interests of safety, to reduce car speeds to the point of not moving.
For 10 years now, I've driven the same route to work, past two schools. There has been a noticeable and disturbing change in the way crossings are managed.
Whereas children once were taught to stop, look and understand, and take responsibility for taking a step, it seems the new controlled-by- kids crossings have changed that. With the impending approach of pedestrians, the barriers go out, the effect being no requirement for any thought regarding road safety or personal responsibility.
In fact, the crossing has just become an extension of the footpath. That attitude seems to be becoming widespread and, as a pedestrian, I've watched others not even bother to look before stepping out. After all, they say, it's their right - given by nanny state in its mad dash to remove personal responsibility.
It seems a growing number of fools would step in front of a moving car; some die, some live, and probably no-one does it again.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
...Among the recommended techniques is a system that recruits students to secretly work "undercover" in their school, alongside a teacher, to fight bullying..."
This is how it starts- it's always a 'good cause' and for the 'public good'.
How long before these immature 'agents' are reporting on home life?- stuff like what videos, book and other subversive material. Do the parents drink alcohol or smoke and how much. What kinds of food are being eaten. Does the old man yell at the kids? or walk about naked? What goes on next door...
YOU have been conditioned for this with the busy-bodies using underage kids in retail sting operations. The wedge is about to get driven in even deeper soon.
So many of these little upstarts already have the upper hand, knowing that all they have to do is SAY that you have given them a clip around the ear.
Remember Germany sixty-odd years back? Parents scared of being denounced by their kids?
Those who can't learn from history are destined to repeat it.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Beleated Birthday promo:
Both books are FREE until I change my mind!
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Many of these obnoxious twat that comment on subject on which they are profoundly ignorant couldn't find their own arse with both hands and a detailed map.
This really comes out when left-leaning soft-shells start commenting on military matters.
After what is usually an anti-american/anti Israeli attack, they wait until somebody who actually had a clue replies and start slandering them with cries of 'armchair general' or 'chickenhawk'.
Then if the person attacked responds with some credentials they are told that they are:
- Plain lying
- Not for real as real servicemen won't talk about their experiences. (Hmmm-So where did all those NON_FICTION books on war come from...)
Ain't the interweb great!
Try THAT mano-a-mano in the real world where you might have to back up the lies and slander.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Had a stand-up ding-dong with an old tart who got real uppity over one of my kids playing up.
Tried explaining that he is severely mentally hadicapped, but that was brushed off with 'he looks perfectly normal'
And then words were exchanged.
I'm told I was ahead on points...
The wife was a bit concerned that I would get banned from Pak & Save.
Imagine my concern at THAT!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Invariably, someone would try and chop or chainsaw their foot off, fall off roofs or ladders or generally bust themselves.
Todays fun was a cretin that felled a tree on a 11kV line. I have spent the last six hours resetting motors and drives, bleeding pipes and generally hanging around waiting for the linesmen to get the repairs done. That's on top of a normal ten-hour day...
Now what are the odds he will get a bill for this?
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
60kph an a straight road in perfect conditions! FFS, a John Deere goes that speed!
Timid old Doris's that have to travel out of town should take the frickin' bus. There is no place for them on the open road.
At least the boy racers are in bed during the early afternoon!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
But it's not so bad when you are behind cover and others are going to wear the shit shower.
And there is that warm, cosy 'I told you so' (and put it in writing) feeling!
That schadenfreude thing again!
Damn this confidentialty thing that stops we spreading the most delicious gossip!