Wednesday, August 31, 2011


8mm Husqvarna. $250 on trademe...

Monday, August 29, 2011


"...Key said he was in favour of liberalising the rules around media reporting of suicides.

Currently media can report that a death was self-inflicted but not the method or any details.

While acknowledging it was a contentious point - opponents are worried reporting increases copycats - Key said the restrictions were not working.

"In the modern world what is ridiculous is we're tying the media up very tightly but actually in reality, with the social media and the like, if somebody commits suicide, a young person, I'll guarantee within half an hour to an hour there'll be a major Facebook site..."

There can be NO reason for censoring news that does not affect national security.

I believe it has less to do with fear of 'copycats' and more to do with taboo and superstition. People are uncomfortable with talking about suicide, so it has been decreed that all talk in the media is to be suppressed.

Do we put a blanket ban on reporting child abuse in the media, too? That is just as disturbing.

How about censoring all stories of death through driving badly, to avoid 'copycats'?

It just don't make sense...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The bastard tree from hell

As you can see by the profusion of wires- this could end badly. To make things interesting, the tree is very dead and this is a high wind area. The spring gales are about to start and 120 km winds are the norm here. (we get trains blown off the tracks in this part of the world)

The cutoff bits are where my 8 metre ladder ended- I cut them with a saw lashed to the end of a 3 metre pole.

I finally came up with a plan for rigging a gin pole to remove this last 10% of the branches and to lower the rest without smashing house, wires or next doors garden.

This is next weekends mission...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bugger the critics

If they hate it, I will probably love it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wowsers on the warpath

"...After almost 9000 submissions on the Alcohol Reform Bill, the justice and electoral select committee recommended 130 changes, which the Government has agreed to implement. The main changes will:

Explicitly prohibit convenience stores from selling alcohol

Restrict supermarkets and grocery stores to displaying alcohol and advertising in one, non-prominent, area of the store..."

I declare today- and every other day- as 'Wack a Wowser Day'

Here is a wild idea- hold those who cause problems whist pissed completely responsible for their actions. Bill them for police and medical costs for being a friggin' drunken nuisance, wasting taxpayers money and apply the full penalties of law for any criminal acts!

Make no mistake here. These wowsers are on the road to prohibition- if you doubt that- look to what is happening to those who's pleasure is the tobacco leaf...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More PC claptrap

"A coroner is calling for compulsory spot checks of children from birth to the age of five to ensure they are safe and to avoid a repeat of the "horrific" death of toddler Nia Glassie...

....Mr Bain went on to say that New Zealand had one of the ''very worst records'' in the Western World in terms of how it treated its children on a comparison of education, deprivation, suicide and infant mortality.

''The evidence is crystal clear. New Zealand has a huge child abuse problem. It is sickening that it takes a case like Nia Glassie and all of the things that happened to her to act as a final wake up call...''

It appears the coroner doesn't have the balls to to say WHERE the problem REALLY is. And it's not with All NZ parents.

How about targeting those who are by far more likely to fit the profile? Anything else is a waste of resources (all in the name of being PC)

Maori and on a benefit.

There is your group to monitor.

Now grow a pair and say it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hungry kids without shoes or raincoats

So if this is such a big deal- take them from their feckless 'parents' and stick them in an orphanage.

If their lives are so shitty, they would be better off if the orphanage were brought back. We now know what went wrong in these institutions and can now establish the checks and balances to prevent the worst of these excesses- by all accounts far less than what happens out their now with the loving whanau.

That's dealing with what we have now.

For the future, we need to cease funding the lower classes breeding.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A change in programming

I was doing to do a deep and insightful post on the remedy for child poverty in NZ, but found an amusing youtube clip on the Honey Badger, so I posted that instead.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Top Troughers

"Their constituents are struggling but Maori leaders are living the high life.

Maori Party leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have racked up the highest ministerial expenses after Prime Minister John Key - despite not being in Cabinet..."

Surprise, surprise, surprise...

Saturday, August 20, 2011


"It's not quite corporal punishment, but Wellington High School pupils have had a first-hand taste of Guantanamo Bay.

Three teachers and two pupils donned Guantanamo-style fatigues yesterday lunchtime, with the rest of the students asked to work out which shrouded figures were teachers and which were pupils.

Suspected terrorists and prisoners from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been detained at the American prison opened in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002.

The challenge had a serious human rights message, said Richard Brown, 17, of the school's Amnesty International group, which organised the event..."

Yet again, it's the oh-so-evil west in the gun.

How about a bit of balance and give the bleeding hearts a taste of life in a muslim prison- or a prison of one of those beloved South American bastions of liberty that the young and naive seem to love (they keep buying the T-shirts)?

No- couldn't do that, could you? Connecting drippy sixth-formers reproductive organs to the mains would land you in jail, even if it did benefit the human gene pool.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I have noticed that a certain testicularly-challenged variety of Troll likes to label all who comment on matters martial to be 'Armchair Warriors'- because 'they know the type'.

Isn't that clever! You know absolutely NOTHING about a poster and can tell they are phony!

I put my powers of divination to the test and scrying the Troll from afar, I see a pallid fat boy, prematurely balding who lives on Diet Coke, Cheese Balls and Mars Bars. His abode is a squalid bedsit or more likely, a room in his long-suffering parents home. He doesn't like to go outside.

He has never actually met a real live blogger and never will be invited to do do. Same goes for meeting a woman.

For that, the gene pool is thankful.

Easy, this profiling business!

I'm sick of hearing about it already

Feckin' rugby.

It's nothing but stylized tribal warfare.

I wouldn't mind so much if:

  • I wasn't paying for it
  • It wasn't assumed I gave a fuck about it

I suppose a bunch of sheep can relate to running around a paddock...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Otago regional council wants an alternative means of killing southlanders

"Central Otago residents will be required to comply with a ban on open fires, inefficient woodburners, and multifuel burners from the end of next year despite the Government extending the introduction of the national standard for air quality.

The Otago Regional Council has announced it was standing behind its Otago Air Plan in a bid to decrease air pollution in Central Otago towns..."

Lynch the regional frickin' council! In fact- hand the frickin' lot of them, they are All EQUALLY WORTHLESS.

It's friggin' freezing down there and who could afford to run the heat pumps that would be needed to replace the fires?

Hey, but you can freeze to death with clean lungs!

Cold and damp will surely knock off more than a bit of woodsmoke.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When is nanny state not nanny state?

When dealing with beneficiaries.

Especially those who repeatedly prove they can't budget themselves and like Oliver Twist- keep asking for more. (Perhaps we should bring back the Beadle)

It's no use crying out about losing your independence, as some teenage mendicants have. You ain't independent when you are not paying your way.

Thus when the source of your funding lays down conditions- suck it up- or get a job.

Ought to be the case for all those sucking on the public teat...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


  • All torches checked and placed around the house (hurrah for LED torches)
  • Lighter by candles
  • Lantern ready to go
  • Gas cooker inside- ten refills in garage
  • Firewood box full
  • Mobiles charged
  • IPods charged
  • Radio checked

With snow already settling (the lawn is covered already) I'm betting the power WILL fail at some point.

No snow yet

In fact, the sun is out.

How's it going in your part of the country?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pussification of the outdoors

A new hut at Big Bend in the Orongorongos. Or is that hall? Note the solar panel on the roof. When I started tramping it was unlined corrugated steel walls and sack & pole bunks.

DOC could have put in five steel-framed barns or even more of these pole-framed barns for the same price- even give the cost of insulating and interior cladding and fitout.

It seems that these government departments love the gold-plated options. But other peoples money is so easy to spend...

Friday, August 12, 2011

So I have this to look forward to

"A significant snow storm is predicted to hit the Wellington region from Sunday, with snow to "very low" levels in Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

The MetService has predicted heavy snow and gale force winds will hit parts of the country this weekend, causing widespread travel disruption and dropping snow in places that do not normally see it...

...Duncan said data this morning, from the same source that accurately predicted snow in several main centres last month, called for snow to very low levels in Wellington and the Hutt Valley and the chance of snow in Napier, Hastings, Masterton, Dannevirke, Palmerston North, Hawera, Stratford and potentially Wanganui..."

I might have to go and buy a few sacks of coal tomorrow. Got to get more carbon out there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A public service announcement

In case of Zombie attack:

  • Take a stout broomstick- the type used on a yard broom.
  • Remove the broom head if there is one attached.
  • Carve a flat on one end- about 100-150 mm long.
  • Lash the handle of a sturdy (and hopefully sharp) kitchen knife to the broomstick, using wire or nylon cord.

Now you have a pike/spear.

If a dozen men make such a tool and stand together in a line, they will soon see off any wayward zombies.

If you need further instructions, you are fucked.

Enforce the laws we have

"New laws to protect children from family violence have been passed unanimously by Parliament..."

Well great- that will be the end of that!

And I'm sure the judiciary will be imposing the full penalties allowed by law...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More PC bollocks in the armed forces

"Tough, super fit, female and keen to fight alongside Willie Apiata?

New Zealand's first woman SAS soldier could be serving in the world's troublespots within 18 months under new fast-track recruitment.

The elite unit announced yesterday that new recruits can now apply directly. Previously, aspirants had to spend several years in the navy, army or air force first.

Recruiters also want to attract the force's first female member. To date no women have passed the gruelling selection process..."

Has the world gone mental?

Did IQ's drop sharply overnight?

  • Applying directly is a route to almost certain failure. Troops need to learn the bloody basics before moving to advanced training.
  • SAS selection is friggin' hard! It's meant to be. I have seen a hell of a lot of wannabes come limping back with the 'stunned bunny' look, muttering that- 'they are all friggin' mad!'
  • Sorry girls- unless you are a freak of nature- you just ain't going to cut it physically.

Now why does this lead me to believe that what will happen is a lowering of standards? Probably because it will.


Yes, I do have special forces woman in my last couple of books. This is one of many reasons it sells in the 'Fiction' section.

(They are also the result of some serious genetic engineering, many centuries from now)

Fry them!

Now crank up the power to 'cringing agony'!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

A symptom of a sick world

This is just wrong.

What the hell are the 'parents' 'thinking'?

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Something I must do more often

Is get away from all forms of news media.

Three days out in the bush and the only way you know there is a world out there is when the odd plane flies over.

There isn't too much to get hot under the collar with out there...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

My happy place*

*That could be to do with the water bottle full of Navy Rum

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Dealing to the socialist commie hordes

As the 'bread & circuses' crowd continued to breed exponentially, an entrepeneurial company has come up with a valuable tool for the inevitable final clash.

You can't be too prepared!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Moaning about milk

What a socialist load of arse- this is almost as bad as 'water should be free'

Like water, but more so, the milk has to be:

  • Collected from multiple sources
  • Moved to a processing plant
  • Tested
  • Processed
  • Packaged
  • Distributed
  • Stored under controlled conditions
And all this is just post milking- a lot goes on at the farm before Fonterra starts to do what they do.

It also has a very short shelf life.

Of course it is going to cost more than soft drinks, which have a far simpler manufacturing process, no storage issues and a long shelf life.

Still not convinced?

Buy powdered milk or purchase a goat or cow!

Science fiction meets real life

Monday, August 01, 2011

A moneymaker?

Coming to a T shirt near you!

Well- why not? I could be onto a moneymaker here.

Anyway, as you do when you have these ideas, I googled it and unsurprisingly found I was not the only one to think of this.

After all, we were inspired by those T shirts much loved by the left and the clueless- the ones of another mass murderer...