My opinions on matters of the day that, generally, have pissed me off. Being described as a 'Surly Curmudgeon', by those who meet me on a good day, I have a poor regard for the human species. This is my place for my free speech- not bloody yours. Crap under your own rock.
Monday, June 30, 2008
"...Jamie Williams, in his explanation to police, said that he had seen coverage of the June 7 Auckland robbery in which the shop keeper had been shot dead and thought he would "give it a go," according to the prosecution's summary of facts..."
Then perhaps the certainty of a hanging may have prevented Mr Thinker from doing so.
It's certainly worth a try...
Nothing to lose here...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
A close call!
"An elderly Chinese woman who died after being assaulted in her home may have put up a struggle and scratched her attacker, police say.
Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said Yin Ping Yang, 80, had tried to get to the phone before succumbing to the June 9 attack.
"It appears she may have at some stage put up as much of a struggle as she could. Which at her age wasn't much. He [her attacker] may have been scratched or injured in the assault..."Link:
Just as well she didn't have a pistol- she might have hurt the poor misunderstood attacker! We can't have that sort of thing happening in New Zealand!
Why you should learn English
Friday, June 27, 2008
Rule One: Don't tell anyone. You loose much of the deterrent value, but in NZ that's the way to go.
Rule Two: Don't use a restricted weapon like a pistol, petrol bomb, hand grenade or the MP-40 granddad brought back from his North African adventures. Greg Carvell would confirm this!
Rule Three: Use something that has a reason to be there. A cleaver may be OK in a butchery, but probably not in a dairy. Neither would be an axe, crowbar or baseball bat.
Rule Four: Don't modify it. The baseball bat with six-inch nails in the end won't look good in court.
So- let's look at the linked case- you are in a dairy and Mr Scrote wants free cigarettes and all your money. He doesn't have a firearm (the only real defense here is another gun and the training to use it effectively)
What do you have in the store that could conveniently be held to hand? lets see- a pot of pepper- throw that in the face and Mr Scrote is going to be out of the game. You will at this stage be able to escape or damage his self-esteem further- say by hitting him with something large and heavy.
Another overlooked defensive tool is the dry powder fire extinguisher. This will blind him and choke him- plus has the advantage of being able to do so from several meters away. When empty, the cylinder makes a useful bludgeon!
It will also put out fires, so is a useful tool to have at home and in the car, if you take my suggestion...
Thursday, June 26, 2008
SO- should that get him a few years off? NO-he should have got twice that sentence- and some- 17 years for each murder and seven years for each injury. Let's just call that life meaning life. One of the victims certainly thought so!
"...Family members told how much they missed the two girls, Jane Young and Hannah Rossiter, and the court heard how Sila's actions had damaged bodies and broken up families.
You got that straight, but then Mr Young knows that in a way few of us ever (hopefully) will!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
What colour is the sky on YOUR planet?
"I think there really is a role for gang leaders to step up and say they won't tolerate this kind of behavior in their ranks, and for other members to challenge it when they see it..."
Well spank my ass and call me Charlie! the answer was so bloody simple it totally escaped me!
Ask gang leaders to stop bad behavior- at the same time she could ask them to speak out against crime, selling drugs and being total oxygen-thieves!
Does this taxpayer funded WOFTAM actually ever venture out into the real world?
I think not!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Nowt as strange as folk!
"...A stunned mother, who didn't even know she was pregnant, took her premature new born baby to Buller Hospital in a bucket on Friday night. It is understood the 34-year-old had not realised she was pregnant until she went to the toilet. She arrived at the hospital with the baby and its placenta in a plastic bucket..."
Why is it I have trouble believing that somebody doesn't know they are pregnant?
OK- so that happens from time to time. We can't all be rocket scientists- or even be vaugely aware that something is different with our internal workings.
But to put the baby in a bucket!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The shortest day
Solution- a new pair of headphones- ones big enough to totally cover the ears- not these weenie ipod sort of ones that hurt my ears anyway!
Then afterwards, a retreat to my man-cave to tidy the reloading bench and do a stocktake of components.
Time to stock up and load another couple of thousand for the dry season. In the winter I shoot black powder, so I don't have to look for lost cases in the mud. And I don't start fires at this time of year!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
So many toys, so little money
If you are attending- the .375 magnum, the 16 gauge shotguns, one of the S&W model 10's, the Fairbun-Sykes and the punt gun are MINE!
Friday, June 20, 2008
SIxteen years is a start
"...On June 25, 1992, Ratima, then aged 25, went on a murderous rampage in Masterton, killing his sister-in-law Nicola Ferguson, Bevan Tepu, their child Stephen, Nicola's brother Phillip Ferguson junior, and his own children Piripi, Barney and Stacey.
He also killed an unborn child, deliberately stabbing the 36-week-old foetus through the abdominal wall of his mother..."
Sixteen years- that's a start.
A start- that's all.
You have a long term to serve yet, you piece of shit!
You shouldn't be even appearing before the parole board for another fifty years.
What you should have had is a long drop on a short rope!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Well!- that's the end of THAT problem then!
A new law- that should stop the problem!
It's a start, but I wouldn't call it 'Tough'
Tough is a full reparations followed by a day in the stocks in the middle of town, after a sound flogging!- Before starting a shortish prison term at hard labour!
Too tough for some soft-cocks though:
"...The Greens and the Maori Party opposed the bill..."
Property rights are no great priorities for these numpties!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The 'C' word again!
Here is yet another election year bit of grandstanding:
"...The Government is seeking views on whether third party vehicle insurance should be compulsory..."
Like most of their ideas, this too would prove a rotten fizzer.
Because many people won't register or warrant their cars- these being compulsory NOW! -what chance they would insure them?
If the 3rd party is built into the rego- they simply won't have either! You don't need a degree in rocket science to figure that one out.
You just have to be smarter than a Lairbour politician or a slime mould...
Slime and punishment
Prison is no deterrent to the recidivist offender, who merely regards it as a part of life, an inconvenience suffered when caught.
Prison is a deterrent to many- thus they don't wind up going there, so they avoid the behaviors that send you inside. This is a hard one to quantify, for obvious reasons!
Prison is very harsh to a person who has lead an otherwise good life and through circumstances finds them self on the wrong side of the law. They have committed the sort of crime that you could say 'there but for the grace of God, goes I!' I have heard the stories of several like this and they do their time very hard indeed.
Prison is a walk in the park to a lowlife who has lived rough and never made any effort to move up from the bottom. They get fed, clothed, have a warm bed and get free medical attention.
My idea for prison reform are that minor and first time offenders get a short sharp shock- a relatively short sentence in a minimum type security, with hard work and spartan conditions. This is a taste of things to come.
The price goes up for each offense.
After several offenses- depending on the seriousness of the convictions, the courts with rule as to whether the individual is a confirmed recidivist. if they are, it's off to the Gulag with them.
Here they spend the rest of their days earning their potatoes & cabbage sorting the garbage of the country into recyclables.
An important factor in prison reform is that prisons should NOT be used as de facto mental institutions- as they are now. These people need treatment not punishment, although some are too dangerous to ever be allowed out, so its a specialist prison for the mentally insane needed there.
Another fact we must no forget- the role of prison is primarily to KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE. This is done by locking criminals away from the public. Rehabilitation (yeah, right) is a side issue and the guts of the matter is that it is of a 'take a horse to water' nature.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Whats next on the 'Forbidden' list?
Will all our household appliances need an annual Warrant of Fitness?
Are spa pools going to have the plug pulled?
I bet bitch-features would love to ban blogging!
I reckon aerosol spray cans are next!
I wasn't far off- now restricted to over 18's!
Ban, restrict or criminalize!
Because of the actions of the feral piss-head rock apes in south Auckland, we must all be dragged down- again.
It must be an election year!
Monday, June 16, 2008
New protective clothing for police
Just kidding- you know they would never actually do anything in a timely manner or that cost money!
I can't say it any better so...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Law and Order
Police, Guns and Tasers
"The police volunteer to do some unpleasant work in our community, and I applaud them for that. Yet in order to have our support, they should be prepared to justify their actions," said Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman, today. "That's why Libertarianz supports Marie Dyhrberg's call for extra detail to be released on the police trial regarding tasers."
"While it is not necessary to release the names of individual officers and participants, it is important for the public to view the raw data collected from these trials to see how the police reached their conclusions," says Linton. "Openness from the police will go some way to repairing their reputation, which has been tarnished lately by some wayward officers."
"We must question however, why the police want the taxpayer to fund yet another form of self-defense when they already have access to batons, pepper-spray, martial arts maneuvers and, when necessary, firearms," Linton says. "If tasers are indeed necessary for police to defend themselves with, then they should also be made available to ordinary New Zealanders for this same purpose."
"After all, a police officer's life is just as valuable as the life of any other decent New Zealander. There should be one law that applies to everyone, not just the police." * (the bold type is my addition-OB)
Further discussion on tasers will screen on TV One's Eye To Eye show, 11-30 am Sunday 8 June, 2008 (now available here:)
For further information please contact:
Libertarianz Firearms Deregulation Spokesman
Phone: (09) 480 1531
Libertarianz: More Freedom, Less Government
The Devil's Advocate
However, I cast my mind back some years to 1982- I clearly recall petrol going into my motorcycle at $0.99/litre.
Back then, beer was about $7 swappa crate- cans & stubbies were a rare andexpensive novelty. A decent bottle of wine could be had for under $3-4 and I was on about $14k/year! $20k was the big money!
If petrol had followed at the same rate as drink, it would now be well over $3/litre.
Petrol is still relatively cheap. The problem has been the speed at which the price has risen.
If it has climbed at the same rate as everything else, nobody would bat an eyelid.
And the price hikes have by no means finished!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
"...Operation Safer Counties-Manukau was run on Friday and Saturday nights with checkpoints on several major roads, including the southern motorway.
Ms Wells said 13,356 vehicles were stopped and drivers breath tested.
Of those, 274 returned positive results and would face prosecution in the next two weeks.
A further 34 drivers had blood samples taken and were awaiting results..."
"Police want armed patrols on Auckland's streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"Armed response vehicles" would be manned by firearms specialists and provide a quick response to call-outs like last week's shooting of Manurewa liquor store owner Navtej Singh..."
How much more evidence do we need that this area- or large parts of it- are out of control.
Its time for to shut this hell-hole down at night and put curfews in place! It needs the treatment that New York got.
Zero tolerance for scumbags.
The area is locked down, with the assistance of the military, if needed. Anyone out after curfew is arrested. Anyone resisting arrest can expect to be tasered, chewed on by a German Shepherd or shot. Mobs will be dispersed with teargas, water cannon and active denial weapons.
And before the hand-wringers start crying 'Ghetto'- it already is...
Michael Laws writes a good piece on our chickenshit policing.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Yet more PC bollocks
"A large pounamu stone gifted to China from the Christchurch City Council and Ngai Tahu flew first class to its new owner as it was culturally insensitive to put it in the hold.
Ngai Tahu protocol also meant the pounamu had to be accompanied on the journey by two members of the iwi, at a cost to the ratepayer of $2500..."ROCK!
In any case, how does bloody air travel fit into the whole cultural ballyhoo?
Hey Christchurch!- that's YOUR money they just pissed away on a rock's feelings!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Footbridge likely killed All Black's son
No it didn't.
Their brains were not functioning BEFORE they left them on the footbridge.
The bridge DID NOT kill them.
There has been a lot said on abortion about the blogs this week. This motley lot make a good case for post-natal abortion...
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I think it's time for me to learn about Linux!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Oh goody- a new law!
The using of cellphones while driving. Apparently, there have been several crashes caused by people using these fiendish devices.
I have no doubt that this is true. While in many circumstances it is perfectly safe to take a call, we must be governed- yet again- by the bottom denominator.
But, I ask, why the law?- when we already have the charge of careless driving!
It's called 'Grandstanding'
Those addicted to the habit of texting are as likely to give it up as a teenage boy is to swear off wanking!
Driving or not.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Savings- from what?
News flash- most of us have been well aware of energy usage and cost long before the greens crawled out from under their rock.
Not wasting was programmed into me from day one- power, food or anything that cost money. This has been the reality for most of us. We don't need millions of our dollars spent telling us to turn off the lights when leaving a room!
It's the same with using the car. A hell of a lot of folk only use it when they actually need to. I don't know anyone who just sits in it with the engine running, to enjoy the air conditioning!
The slack was taken up when fuel crossed the $1/liter mark- if not before.
So- where do the savings come from? To many the cost isn't an issue and they will use whatever they please. Good on them!
Others like myself already have that Scots trait of not wasting anything (allowing more money for real essentials, such as Whiskey!)
Well- that leaves it to the hand-wringers will must don the hair shirt and shiver for mother earth. Lefties and tree-huggers- turn off your computers for me!
Monday, June 09, 2008
Let's light up!
I SAY- turn on the drier, the air conditioner and all the thermostats, then take a long, hot shower. Cook roasts and burn toast. Get the old electric heaters out of the garage and plug them in. Lets push the electricity network beyond it's capacity!
I'M SURE you are all resilient enough to survive a few power outages and that the minor inconveniences will be worth the embarrassment caused just before the upcoming election.
The polls may look good, but there is nothing wrong in wanting a better margin...
..."A lot of people couldn't believe that we were handing something out for free because you don't get anything for free these days," community environment projects co ordinator Robyn Smith said..."
Idiot- that stuff ain't 'FREE'- it's paid for by GWRC rates- taken from RATEPAYERS!
Which is typical greenie bullshit- somebody else picking up the tab for their choices...
Latest incarnation of shit-for-brains
Sunday, June 08, 2008
It's always good to visit other members of the VRWC!
A damn nice spot, with lots of elbow room.
Just what the powers that be hate us to have...
How many more?
"Police are hunting two men who left a Auckland liquor store owner in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot during a robbery.
Police said the armed men entered the store in Manukau last night and shot the owner before taking money and alcohol and then fleeing.
One of the offenders is described as Maori and dressed in predominantly black clothing..."Police have narrowed the search down to one of 47,893 suspects.
But you can't have any possible reason for owning one of those nasty Tasers or a can of Mace now- much less an actual firearm. That might mean you are thinking of defending yourself and we can't have that.What if other people started thinking that they could fend for themselves! Outrageous!
Better a hundred citizens killed than one alleged robber!
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Nothing to see here- move along
Well, that's OK then - we are only losing 25% of the doctors trained in NZ!
it's a damned shame we don't lose 25% of our morally bankrupt politicians every five years...
Friday, June 06, 2008
If you think that you are having a bad day at work...
Thursday, June 05, 2008
When the pendulum swings
Freedom of speech is in such a poor state- indeed- all personal freedoms, I really wonder if they would have been better off siding with Hitler before WW2!
But the Brits have a thing for bouncing back when all seems hopeless- one day the pendulum will indeed swing for England. It won't be pretty when it does...
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Get a friggin' grip!
"A Wellington community police constable has come under fire for making graffiti offenders wear a pink vest while painting over their tags.
Constable Theo Gommans said the vests, emblazoned with the word "tagger", would make the offenders think about the consequences of their actions.
He had already seen a reduction in tagging offences since he began touring schools with the pink vest, he told Radio New Zealand.
However, Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett wants the pink vests banned.
She likened them to techniques used in Nazi Germany, where pink triangle badges were used to identify homosexuals in concentration camps."
What colour is the friggin' sky on YOUR planet? ANYONE working outside has to wear dayglo now. Take a look around you. I would prefer 'Tagger' to be branded on their foreheads!
This policeman deserves an award and promotion!
The councillor WOFTAM needs a size 12 up the arse. Her reality check just bounced...
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Monday, June 02, 2008
Cows fart, life goes on- get over it.
"...New Zealand scientists have made a breakthrough in methane research which could reduce the amount of gas farm animals produce..."
Yes, very clever but WHY?
Do we then go forth and dose every frickin' ruminant on the face of the planet? I volunteer the green party to do the Cape Buffalo!
YOUR tax dollars going straight to toilet town.
I'm working on a different plan and are doing my bit- by eating said bovines! it's a hard job, but somebody has to do it!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
The door swings both ways
Of course all the usuals where whining about how us nasty right-wing types where being all judgmental about 'the kidz'- because we don't like little arseholes- whatever they wear.
And after all the bleating about not judging by the clothes one wears- Dale Evens calls them out
And in the true spirit of hypocrisy, they go apeshit over his attire!