Thursday, December 31, 2009
This offer is available until the new year.
I keep assuming visitors know all about my various book related sites!
Smashwords is a US based publisher of ebooks- they host- and sell my book here
I have another blog here, where I promote this book (to keep from boring my regular readers who know all about it already!) This site is where the promotional coupon code for a free book is kept.
I also have a facebook page here- just because I can. It's mainly home to images I found when researching.
'Meddlers in Time' is not available in paper form yet.
I make MUCH more money selling the ebook version!
On the subject of sites, I also have another here-New Zealand Back Country- a collection of local images.
'Meddlers in Time' IS now available( well- soon) in dead-tree format here!
Although it isn't cheap at $25 US +P&P!
Google exact match search:
Results 1 - 10 of about 90,200 for "meddlers in time". (0.39 seconds)
I have made the 'front page' of the adventure section!
This has been dragging on for years.
You can award yourselves and your toadie sycophants gongs at very short notice.
Or are you doing the usual and waiting for most of us to die before you do anything? That would seem to be the SOP!
Glaciers move faster...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Drivers dragging these rolling roadblocks at 65k without pulling over need flogging with an aardvark-hide triple-thonged whip, immersion in strong brine, more flogging, then bastinado followed by being staked to an anthill in the hot sun after being honey glazed!
For a first offense, that is...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
"The shooting of 28-year-old Constable Jeremy Snow, predictably, has led to renewed calls for the police to be routinely armed. Those calls should be resisted...
...Then there is the law. Politicians should revive the recommendations of the Thorp report on firearms, commissioned in the wake of the Aramoana and Port Arthur massacres, and move to registering all firearms rather than simply licensing people to own weapons, along with a ban on semi-automatic weapons and generally tighter controls. The cry from the pro-gun lobby will be that such a move will penalise only the law-abiding because criminals will simply ignore the law, but it is clear the current system does not work..."
What a slimy load of arse!
I bet the writer never stuck their faggot arse on the line and faced down one or more nutters intent on causing GBH.
No- they would be cowering behind the woman and children, crying for the 'pigs' that they despise.
For to wish to deny those who must go into harms way all the means to defend themselves AND those they serve and protect, there must be the most bitter contempt!
Now back to sucking UN dick you subhuman piece of scum!
I spit upon those who would deny good people the means to defend themselves. Without the right to defend oneself, one is a slave.
And those who enable slavery cannot suffer torments enough.
THAT is MY friggin' opinion!
"A Te Kauwhata mother was shocked after seeing the butchering of a cattle beast at the side of the road as she drove her daughter to school.
Alison Davies was driving Jessica, 14, to Te Kauwhata College about 8.30am on the last day of term and passed a G&S Day Homekill truck parked outside Clive and Marie Tarry's lifestyle block on Travers Rd.
"We saw a truck parked on the grass verge which had The Undertakers written on it and a beast that was on hooks with its guts hanging out and the head was on the grass," Mrs Davies said.
"It was revolting and Jessica got really upset about it..."
Friggin' townies- get over yourselves!
What do you think goes on in the country? ALL those critters are headed for the butcher sooner or later.
Do you metro wennies that think all meat comes on nice plastic trays in the supermarket?
It ALL starts with a dead beast being hauled up and it's guts dragged out.
Poor precious little petals that are offended by such sites should stay the hell out of the country and stick to the suburbs.
There are LOTS of things that go in in life that ain't pretty, but need to get done. A waste treatment plant is far from pleasant.
I don't hear anyone swearing off crapping!
Monday, December 28, 2009
- This can be tracked-back to 20 Aug 2009. I guess there was much more 'important' stuff for the Red Shed (former White House) and the Ministry of Truth (MSM) to tell us about and it 'slipped' their minds and they just kinda-sorta 'forget' to tell us about this unimportant little nugget (call it UBI; unimportant bit of information).
This is not 'practice' ammo for the range. These are man-stopper rounds! To be precise, and my fellow shooters will understand the significance of these ammo spec's:
.40cal, jacketed hollow-point..."
Hat Tip: Theo Spark
In a world of pussy-whipped metrosexual wimps, it is refreshing to hear that folks can and will fight back!
They just have to realise that to NOT fight is to lose all.
Airline passengers seem to have gotten that message.
"...Jennifer Allen, 41, of Shelby Township, Michigan, arrived in Detroit from Amsterdam on Saturday's Northwest 253.
"We're not so blase, not so willing to accept that we're safe and we can let someone do our security for us," she said. "We're not going to sit there and wait for somebody else to do it because if you wait, it might be too late..."
Now the huddled masses need to realise that the war is not just in the air and it's us or them!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Oh- wait, $1.2b was the result of late payment penalties and interest.
So its 'only' $500 million.
Or, put another way, as of October 32% (64,824) of liable parents weren't making their child-support payments in full or on time.
Hell, if they won't pay- sentence them to a vasectomy!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This is why people like Cameron Slater are sticking their necks out.
"An 86-year-old victim of a vicious street mugging is disgusted her alleged attacker has received name suppression out of consideration for his 90-year-old grandmother..."
Cameron may be in contempt of court.
The courts are showing nothing but contempt towards the good people of New Zealand.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I just had to be rather blunt when somebody couldn't comprehend that I can't 'just pop out for a couple of hours'
In fact there are a LOT of folks work ALL these public holidays. If you aren't a pen-pusher, teacher or work in a shop- chances are you will be working or on-call.
Poeple don't stop getting hurt, needing water, power, phone or TV. Crims never stop their antics and cows don't dry up for the day.
So don't bug the essential services workers about 'just taking a little time off'
They rest of you cry like schoolgirls when these services get cut.
You may have a job where it doesn't matter if you take a day or two off. We don't- people depend on us.
Want to bet on who's job may be replaced by a robot one day?
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It seems the normal rules of the road are supended. As soon as these types leave the city,they seem to come to a conculsion that the rules of the road do not apply in small towns. Indicators become optional extras, parking is anywhere you want- for as long as you want and it's OK to stop on a pedestrian crossing and have a meaningful conversation while the traffic waits for you.
(in reality, the road rules are only suspended for oversized agricultural vehicles that the uniformed branch of the IRD are unable to see)
A small tip for the loopies out driving off the sealed roads.
You suck at it!
It's not just me...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Academic opinion- Enough said.
Bloody academics can't find their own arses with a GPS and a map!
Now I happen to believe that small children are generally raised best at home by parents (note the plural)- but since the dawn of time kids have been minded under all kinds of family or group arangements, through necessity . They are more resilient that you might think.
Not all daycares are equal, as are stay at home parents. Day cares, like parents, generally do the best they can and get by OK.
Now, if staying at home is ALWAYS the best option, then taxpayer-funded parents on the DPB should all raise kids that are above the norm developmentaly! They are fully funded to give 24/7 care with better adult/child ratios than daycares.
See where theory turns to crap!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Unfortunatly, in going back to blogger all the comments went west.
I do have them saved but will have to figure out how to get them back!
I now have intense debate installed. They are hopefully going to figure out a way to reinstall old comments.
"Auckland booze stores have been caught out selling alcohol to minors in a pre-Christmas police sting.
Alcohol features in more than half of all police work, from minor to major crimes, police said.
They carried out an operation last week, sending under 18-year-olds into 130 Auckland stores to try and buy booze - 127 of them were off-licensed premises and three were on-licensed premises..."
So when do they plan to mention that they use 'boys' that weigh in at 100kg and upwards...
Friday, December 18, 2009
"...Judge Venning noted that, at 13, Te Wini had been expelled from college because of disruptive behaviour, spending the time since then either sleeping or smoking cannabis. By the time she was 14 she had had two relationships with men with gang affiliations and suffered from a stress disorder. Churchward was intelligent and in other circumstances could have led a completely different life. She had been abused by an older relative and lived in an abusive relationship with a man recently released from prison, he said.
Neither girl was a victim of society. "You are victims of the failure of your own families to provide any sort of direction, support or encouragement to learn any sort of values ... They failed you in the most basic of ways."
A refreshing change to the collectivist guilt bollocks that is so often thrown about these days!
A shame that the sentence was only life with 17 years non-parole, but he is tied to the sentencing guidelines.
Personally, I believe these two should hang.
Like all mad dogs they are too dangerous to let live...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
"The Government will target potential criminals from the womb as part of a new approach aimed at curbing crime in New Zealand.
In the Addressing the Drivers of Crime report released today, the Government announced it would take a holistic approach to cut crime by targeting four priority areas..."
You talk the talk- do you walk the walk?
I'm betting nothing more than another round of information gathering will come from this. Direct and meaningful intervention- like cutting off the taxpayer funding for casual breeders or permanently removing their offspring from this enviroment just won't happen.
And just wait for the poor persecuted minorities to play the old 'the man is picking on us' card yet again!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I have seen theese kids at visiting time and know this will be so- this was often confirmed by the older staff who had seen three generations of criminals coming through the doors.
But WHO should do the helping?
THEIR PARENTS need to take this on board AND STAY OUT OF PRISON.
It's as easy as that.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My main problem is that is yet another uneeded burden on the poor bloody taxpayers.
Another flag and flagpole on every government building- that has to cost us!
So on this issue alone- let's just not go there.
Feel free to buy one and fly it at your own expense.
Yes, it's a show of unity
|1659 votes, 17.3%|
Yes, and it should be flown more often
|1060 votes, 11.1%|
No, it's a symbol of division
|4808 votes, 50.2%|
No, only the NZ flag should be flown
|2055 votes, 21.4%|
Total 9582 votes
Monday, December 14, 2009
"Criminal lawyers are misunderstood people working the poor end of town who end up being confused with their clients.
That's the view of Auckland lawyer Charles Cato who, in a speech to the Criminal Bar Association, says the disdain shown by society toward them was disturbing..."
I believe comment 'Diddums!' is called for!
"...Mr Cato said work in Manukau was hard and thankless.
"It is a very busy and difficult court.... It can take a toll on one's health and family life."
I believe there are plenty of openings in the fast food and discount retail markets for those poor petals unable to take the heat.
As for being confused with their clients- they got THAT right!
I would not be suprised if more than a little contraband found its way into our prison via a few of the more bent of this profession...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
My sources tell be he has already had a hiding and they are lining up to give him the bash.
This dangerous recidivist criminal is to be shipped to China, where it is still OK to use coal to melt iron.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Is it not possible to have a social function with the music at a level where one can converse without shouting?
It seems not 99 times out of 100.
I know I'm a bit deaf, so if the 'music' is causing me discomfort, it must be far too loud.
Is this loud background noise to cover up an inability to exchange more than two sentences?
I will wind up the volume too, but that is when I are listening to music- NOT when I am attempting to socialize.
Another reason to stay at home and pour vitriol on the world from my keyboard!
Friday, December 11, 2009
To make things fair, we draw lots to determina who goes.
This year I drew the short straw and had to go.
You know things are going very badly when, on querying the wine list, you are pointed to a cluster of three bottles and a cask...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The latest piece of arsebarking from blog commentators (don't expect me to link them) has been about the 'hateful' talk of this and other allied blogs.
If these bliss bunnies don't like our speech- fuck off and never come back. It's as simple as that!
Now I will clearly state that YES I DO HATE the criminal classes and their vile acts. I DO want them treated harshly and creativly when they are convicted. I DO believe that the rights and privilages we (should) enjoy should be suspended for those convicted of failing to meet their RESPONSIBILITIES of living in a civilized world.
Myself and many of my commentators and friends elsewhere work or have worked in the front lines dealing with the criminal classes and their victims- in the police forces, hospitals and prisons.
If we are harsh in our regard for society's bottom dwellers- it is because we have seen the first hand results of their actions of the innocent. We have seen the cost of their actions- physical, mental and financial.
These costs are HUGE. Policing and Corrections swallow up a vast amount of OUR taxes. As does the hospital care for acts of stupidity and viciousness. To say nothing of wefare costs in supporting two-legged leeches. There is some great information over at Sensible Sentencing.
I really wish some of these criminal apologists could do some jail time- they would soon find out that the fine young savages have little regard for anyone outside of their perverted gang affiliations.
I wish some of the do-gooder prison visitor PARS types could have heard the inmates sneering at them AFTER they had gotten whatever it was they had on offer.
I wish they could hear converstions I have heard, read the case files I had seen- but they would probably carry on as they do- self-delusion is second nature to the apologist.
I wish they could take a turn in the average emergency department on a busy Saturday night when the drunks start rolling in.
I wish they would take a turn at scrubbing the vomit, shit and urine out of the back of a patrol car.
I WOULDN'T wish on them some of the tales I have heard in court or read in case files.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Most of my regular commentators are folks I respect.
They are people who have EARNED some serious respect for the deeds they have done.
I will not tolerate any shit directed at them.
They have done things that the common clay can only read about in popular fiction.
I'm a science fiction/adventure writer.
My material pales in comparison to the REAL LIFE stuff that my commentators have actually done.
We are the rough men who deal with that which you would rather and should not!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
"Move over James Bond - the latest must-have gadgets for prisoners are watches concealing mobile phones.
Corrections staff recovered one such device when a prisoner's family tried to slip it to the inmate after a Parole Board hearing..."
NO personal property allowed. No exceptions.
Inmates are allowed far too much personal property. They should have NOTHING that is not prison-issue.
This would make contraband harder to conceal- you would not believe how much crap they are allowed to have in a cell!
A cell should be like that of a monk's. The only decoration being a list of prison regulations on the wall.
Time should be kept by the bell and the hours of daylight.
Watches are not needed.
Apparently this is harsh. That is right.
What else is harsh?
Getting murdered, assaulted, raped is harsh.
Having the conmtents of your house cleaned out is harsh.
ID'ing a dead family member is harsh.
Having your house burnt down is harsh.
So yes, I have no problem with criminals being treated harshly.
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In the meantime, I suppose I had better keep on working...
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Every Judge- and this should apply to politicians too!- needs to get out into the parts of our world where they seldom, if ever, tread.
Without escorts, minders or hangers-on they must all do time (NOT just a whistle-stop visit- a whole shift at least):
- In an emergency department and/or ambulance on Friday/Saturday nights (Thanks to Gecko for reminding me of this!)
- In a police car on the same nights- preferably in South Auckland!
- In a prison wing- high medium or better- as an inmate (safer than wearing Corrections uniform!).
Working alongside the front line staff who do this shit every day!
Repeat this every year, to remind them what they are protecting the rest of us from and watch the atitude adjustment!
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
"...After the verdict was delivered by their foreman, all remained sombre. Judge Wild commended Sullivan, Walker and Kupa-Caudwell for their conduct throughout the trial, saying it was ''not easy for any of you - but your behaviour has been first class and you deserve praise for that''..."
What is this crap-they have just been found GUILTY of a particularly nasty sustained beating that lead to the victim dying several days later when his life support was turned off!
No praise for those vicious scum is needed or deserved If they fail to behave they should be clobbered and get a few more years!
Then the Beak gets all political!
"...Justice Wild used the occasion to hit back at critics of legal aid defence lawyers, telling an emptying courtroom that the criticism was ''not justified in this trial''. Addressing the three legal aid defence teams, he said: ''From start to finish every single one of you has been an exemplar of defence advocacy...''
That's called 'doing your job'
Commentary is called for when you don't.- or is this so unusual that he felt compelled to speak up?
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
This is quite the opposite.
Here is a good person departing who I wish could stay longer.
I never met Anna in person, but she was one of the interweb folks that I would have liked to have met in person.
I know all too well what it is like to live with cancer.
The dice rolled in my favour and I'm still around 20 years later, but every time Anna posted in a matter-of-fact way about her symptoms, I knew what she was experiencing.
She faced and met her death as I would have hoped to have done.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
OK, no suprises there. But-
"...They will be sentenced in February."
What is with THAT bullshit?
How long can this take?- the job should be done by Monday at the latest!
A quick look at sentences for similar crimes- and there are plenty of similar cases to look at and send then down for the usual inadequate sentence.
Anything less than the noose is inadequate.
Monday, November 30, 2009
"...Police officers who shot dead a teenager are going to unprecedented lengths, including requesting to use a Darth Vader-style voice distorter in court, to keep their identity a secret.
The officers – known only as Officers A81 and A84 – went to the High Court at Auckland yesterday because they fear being "paraded" before the media and the family of the dead youth, Halatau Naitoko..."
How many times have I heard senior cops throw out that line!'If you have done nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide.'
Sauce for the goose...
I need to add that I actually SUPPORT the right of police officers not to be dragged through the media as was Keith Abbott.
I want their senior ranks to extend the SAME right to civillians who are in a similar situation- like Greg Carvell.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Featherston Christmas Market
Due to foul weather yeaterday- it is on TODAY 1200-1600
Bring huge wads of cash and an appetite!
This event is inspired by Christmas Markets in Europe. It combines New Zealand traditions with those from the Northern Hemisphere. A range of gifts, food and entertainment, all Christmas related with an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. Enjoy the Christmas tree lights and the carols by candlelight finale. To be held at St Teresa's School in Bell Street, Featherston from 6pm to 10pm. Any funds raised will go back to St Teresa's School and the Featherston Community.
This is worth a visit for the food fair that goes with it!
And if it goes really well, my wife- who is one of organisers- will be pleased and I might get sex.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
But of course all those out there working in the wind & rain are the same ones that would happily cough up for their kids.
Those NOT out there working in the wind & rain are also the ones who wouldn't put hand to wallet.
Guess which group outnumbers the other?
There is a lesson in this somewhere...
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here is the great NZ grievance/victim industry snuffling at the trough again.
Let's get it right here- the TAXPAYERS are the the mugs who would foot the bill. For the government to pay, those troughers would have to dip into their own pockets. Something about as likely as a Frenchman living next door to a brothel moving house.
Do ALL those others who lost a family member through negligence or misadventure get a trip costing thousands 30 YEARS after the event?- I think not!
Anyway- it was 30 years ago- move on.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Meddlers In Time- A Synopsis
The story starts several years before the main tale, with two of the main characters narrowly escaping from a trip to their near future, gone wrong.
They decide to create a new, and hopefully more friendly universe, by causing a split in time, back in the 9th century.
In order to advance the technology of the 9th century and build a power base, they set about recruiting a team of down-on-their-luck engineers and adventurers, with the lure of large sums of money, adventure and the chance escape their lives! For a one-year tour and a return to the same time and place, they are offered information worth a great deal of money- namely winning lotto numbers and sports betting information!
The reality of the mission sets in for the team, when they find themselves on another planet, Transit, hundreds of light-years from home. Here they train for the mission and learn how to use the time/space gateway to acquire all manner of equipment, from desiel to trains.
Training completed they jump back in time to 9th century England, landing in the Derbyshire area with a huge store of supplies and equipment. They set up a prefabricated stronghold and in their first few weeks save a local village from sure destruction. Soon the local people start to accept these strangers, who turn out to be not so terrifying as they first seemed. Fields are being ploughed, timber milled, wells drilled and even telephones are installed. Trade flourishes, thanks to the new roads and a few bloody executions of robbers and bandits.
Meanwhile, a more deadly game is being conducted from Transit, as the city of Rome is destroyed and the 9th century religious leaders are systematically and sometimes spectacularly assassinated.
Expecting to winter over quietly, they are surprised by the arrival of a large invading army from Europe. Despite being short on numbers, they utterly rout the invaders at the outskirts of the city of Sheffield.
Local workers are recruited- reluctantly at first, but they soon adapt to what is for them- a life of relative comfort and ease. Before long, working for the strangers brings high status. As the best of the local workers adapt to modern life, they are being prepared to be the next generation of leaders.
Another stronghold is established, in a more remote area out of sight of the locals. Here more material and reinforcements arrive. They set about improving the basic facilities of the original stronghold and adding a few home comforts! The district warms more and more to the mysterious travelers as they build roads, provide medicine (compliments of a medical team rescued from a Afghan jail) and bring law and order to a wild time and place.
Word reaches the King, who sends men to investigate these stories from the north. This band of soldiers are meet by the time-travelers and left in no doubt that the stories of their power are true. The Kings men are feasted and sent back loaded with gifts of swords and tools, having also had some spectacular demonstrations of 20th century weaponry.
Appeased by treasure but also made all the more curious, the King decides he must see for himself. He rides forth with his horsemen to see the steel fortress and ‘thunder bows’ with his own eyes. He has decided that an alliance would be the prudent course of action and readily grants the request for all lands ten miles around, in exchange for protection from the north.
Over the winter months, a local militia is equipped and drilled, while the tradesmen of the district come to learn the secrets of the strangers. The future leaders of tomorrow begin their education. Roading and mineral exploration continue and as the team get to know each other better, the stories regarding how the time/space gate generator was obtained and the effects of using it are revealed.
As the end of a one year tour of duty draws to an end, most of the team have elected to stay on, while those who have decided to leave the 9th century, start to prepare to return to their old lives- and their new beginnings.
Meddlers in Time Part Two- A Synopsis
This story starts with three of the characters persuading their wives to travel back in time with them.other of the original group are signing up a permanent members of the group.
Not everyone is happy about the arrival of the strangers and there is a shift in the balance of power with the king deposed. Now is the time for a show of power- with 20th century weaponry and the devestating use of gate technology.
After the fate of their enemies is settled, the story jumps back four years in the baseline time, to a camp in New Zealand, 790AD. This gives a bit of background on some of the characters, as they start the first practice run for the 9th century operation. Some of the technology not revealed in the first book is used here.
In the next part, an ambitious plan to hijack a ship at sea is carried out and a new crew member is gained. A colony site is prepared in New Zealand and the story of how the gate generator was acquired is told in more detail.
A brief covert mission is carried out in the 21st century, to deal with a personal problem, with unpleasant consequences for an unwanted boyfriend. The second engineering team arrives and a spacehip makes its first appearance.
Loose ends are tied up back in the 21st century, as team members travel back to the time and place we first proposed the mission. Meanwhile, colonists are selected for the one-way trip to 9th century New Zealand and their leaders are shown their new home. Along the way we find time to build a holiday home- in a most unconventional way.
The new technology is taking hold and the nearby citys are benefiting. Wayne tell the story of how he destroyed a world and a local worker joins the team.of travellers and visits the 21st century. More high tech equipment is coming into use, with memory implants being used on talented locals.
The colonist are more or less willingly moved around the world and the team prepares to snatch a busload of 20th century engineers who are plumetting over a cliff. The locally trained army prepares for two battles and there is an unexpected turn of events when a set of memories is misplaced.
The narration is taken over by a newly-sentient computer and some of the 52nd century characters are revealed. Another interesting character comes onto the scene and an intricate scheme for a staged 'death' on 21st century earth is carried out.
Bodies are cloned and an unexpected price is demanded for this service.
The book finishes with a wedding and the story of the third book is started at the wedding party.
Monday, November 23, 2009
"Wellington police are investigating three drive-by shooting incidents where people have been shot at with a paintball gun.Yesterday a cyclist and a pedestrian were shot at in Wadestown about 4.15pm, Acting Senior Sergeant Corey Watts of Wellington police said..."
I would show no mercy to those that play silly-buggers with these or imitation firearms for that matter. Paintball guns HURT- which is fine when you are playing paintball with other consenting adults- but not when innocent persons are shot at.
Throw the bloody book at them and charge them with aggrevated assault or suchlike!
Creative justice would have these twats sent to a paintball club to be taught the meaning of pain!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
It is true that they will turn out- but as often as not late, in the wrong place and/or not in a position to be of any actual use.
In the late sixties/early seventies a tiger escaped from Wellington Zoo. Leaping to the defense of the city, a group of troops from Shelley Bay and Dorset were rounded up and issued with the latest and greatest new SLR's. A little on the light side for Panthera tigris for my liking, but soldiering is a contact sport and you have a reassuring 20 round magazine on said SLR.
So the troops/tiger bait debus at Newtown and are issued ammunition.
Now troopies who are about to go on safari notice little details that quartermasters chose not to.
"Sarn't Major- these bullets won't fit!"
"Suddup and sign for them!"
So off they went looking for (or trying not to look for) kitty with 7.62 rifles and .303 ammunition.
The police, having not been blessed with nice new SLR's, managed to shoot the Tiger with one of their .303's- which happily came with the correct ammunition.
This is the sort of silly thing that used to (and still does) happen all the time...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
As punishment he should be made to write out 'Atlas Shrugged' by hand.
Not a white male hetrosexual, you see...
Friday, November 20, 2009
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(of course I don't expect you to buy a second copy- but feel free :-)
I made the premium catalogue!
Smashwords have formatting criteria to meet and produce a great guide on how to achieve this using Word. I now know a LOT more about using the functions of this software- I was also finally forced to design a better cover!
I have always been hopeless at using imaging software, but when you are actually MOTIVATED...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- I have always found it more productive to support somebody moving slowly to your position.
- Constantly challenging people who are starting to lean in the right direction just pisses them off.
- I try to sell one idea at a time. If they buy that one, move on to the next.
- Start with smaller ideas first.
- Save the big picture for later- just give practical alternatives for real-world problems.
- Think more about nuts and bolts- HOW to make pay roads work with technology.
- Can the 'gone by lunchtime' talk- it scares the horses!
- Talk about phase-outs, transitions and timeframes.
- Work on topical issues. Give a practical solution.
- The right to self defense is an easier sell than legalising sub-machineguns- and need to come first.
- DON'T EVANGALIZE!- EVER! You have some great ideas and some that may need a little tweeking, but are not tooo bad- but NOBODY will listen to one who comes across as a sanctimonious arsehole!
- 'Softly, softly- catchee monkey'- now write it out a thousand times!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Fanaticism- I can do without it!
'A skunk is better company than a person who prides himself on being "frank" - RAH.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
But damn, so many of them can be an evangelizing pain in the arse in the same way Greenies are with their oh-so precious ideals!
In the real world (the one where Libertarianz votes barely show on the radar) our ideals get a little bent- after all, they are IDEALS. We strive towards them and sometimes achieve them. As often as not, we wind up making the best of a bad situation.
We take out family tax credits, we get treated on ACC and our kids go to public schools.
We live in a world with a political system we don't agree with or like- but we are stuck with it. One day- not anytime soon- it WILL grow up into a model we like. (not in MY lifetime though)
In the meantime, you need allies and friends if you wish to grow.
Try not pissing them all off...
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"Double murderer Graeme Burton, whose leg was amputated after being shot by police, received a $10,000 leg which was paid for by taxpayers..."
That's ten grand that SHOULD have spent teaching cops to shoot straighter! If they could hit center of mass, this problem would have gone away. And don't get me started on how he should have been hung in the first place...
At most, Hopalong should have gotten a skateboard to slide his arse along the floor- subject to good behaviour.
In 1991 I was told that I would need a tin knee in the future. The surgeon recommended I wait as long as I could, as the technology was continually improving.
Two operations later- the last one seven years ago- I think the time has come.
Grinding bone on bone, the damned thing now hurts like hell most of the time.
For the record, the initial damage was done by a drunk speeding along 37 years ago- I survived a 70kph collision with a vehicle- something most people are killed by.
Let's now see how the ACC system works.
I will keep you posted...
A quick examination- yes, crepitus and its off for an x-ray.
Arthritis- take some pills and put up with it.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Fighting, vomiting and urinating in the streets. Loud music and screaming from intoxicated women in slutty clothing. More drunks staggering about than on the main street of Hokitika on ANZAC day.
Everyone getting stopped going about their lawful business as the cops search for the small handful of pissed drivers.
And who would be a train or bus cleaner on a day like this!
Yes, it's that time of year again!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Just have a couple of drinks and run the victim down with your car!
You probably won't even get charged with manslaughter!
Now would you quit spending our money telling us how serious drunk-driving is. The courts are sending a different message...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
But that did not mean Burton had tried to murder Marsh, Mr Tomlinson said.
"It has to be proven beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Burton had intended to kill, if that can not be proven then the jury must acquit," Mr Tomlinson told the court..."
Who are you trying to fool?
As the prosecution said:
Ms Bell said the Crown had proved that Burton intended to murder Marsh.
"Why else would you stab someone three times to the chest if you did not intend to kill them?"
Now HERE is a classic poster boy for the death penalty!
I favour something creative in the coliseum- how about we see if hopalong can outrun a hungry saltwater croc?
I show no mercy to 'providers' wasteful and inefficent use of taxpayers money- but to be fair, I will also praise those who do their jobs well (doesn't happen often, but on the 'million monkeys with typewriters' principle...) I would prefer another system, but I'm stuck with this one- so I'm glad not everything is FUBAR.
I went to my GP with an old condition that has been deteriorating. Withing two days I had recieved an appointment time for x-rays some two weeks later- I consider that good, as my problem is not serious (as in life-threatening) and its a slow deterioration that can wait. The magic pills make that a bit easier!
I was seen within 5 minutes of the time on my scheduled appointment and out 15 minutes later.
Thats about as good as it gets!
But this is just the start, so lets see how things continue...
Monday, November 09, 2009
Hat Tip: Crusader Rabbit
We have all of this to look forward to here (it has already started) and need to kill this immigration/colonization/invasion RIGHT NOW!
List of islamist attacks on American soil:
Date Country City/State Killed Injured Description: 4/14/1972 USA New York, NY 1 3 Ten members of a local mosque phone in a false alarm and then ambush responding officers, killing one. 1/19/1973 USA Brooklyn, NY 1 1 Muslim extremists rob a sporting goods store for weapons, gunning down a police officer who responds to the alarm. 7/18/1973 USA Washington, DC 8 2 Nation of Islam members shoot seven members of a family to death in cold blood, including four children. A defendant in the case is later murdered in prison on orders from Elijah Muhammad. 10/19/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 1 Nation of Islam terrorists kidnap a couple and nearly decapitate the man, while raping and leaving the woman for dead. 10/29/1973 USA Berkeley, CA 1 0 A woman is shot repeatedly in the face by Nation of Islam terrorists. 11/25/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 0 A grocer is killed in his store by Nation of Islam terrorists. 12/11/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 0 A man is killed by Nation of Islam terrorists while using a phone booth. 12/13/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 0 A woman is shot to death on the sidewalk by Nation of Islam terrorists. 12/20/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 0 Nation of Islam terrorists gun down an 81-year-old janitor. 12/22/1973 USA Oakland, CA 2 0 Nation of Islam terrorist kills two people in separate attacks on the same day. 12/24/1973 USA Oakland, CA 1 0 A man is kidnapped, tortured and decapitated by Nation of Islam terrorists. 1/24/1974 USA Oakland, CA 4 1 Five vicious shooting attacks by Nation of Islam terrorists leave three people dead and one paralyzed for life. Three of the victims were women. 4/1/1974 USA Oakland, CA 1 1 A Nation of Islam terrorist shoots at two Salvation Army members, killing a man and injuring a woman. 4/16/1974 USA Ingleside, CA 1 0 A man is killed while helping a friend move by Nation of Islam terrorists. 3/9/1977 USA Washington, DC 1 1 Hanifi Muslims storm three buildings including a B'nai B'rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died. 7/22/1980 USA Bethesda, MD 1 0 A political dissident is shot and killed in front of his home by an Iranian agent who was an American convert to Islam. 8/31/1980 USA Savou, IL 2 0 An Iranian student guns down his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife. 1/31/1990 USA Tuscon, AZ 1 0 A Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tuscon mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur'an were invalid. 11/5/1990 USA New York City, NY 1 0 An Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel. 1/25/1993 USA Langley, VA 2 3 A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters. 2/26/1993 USA New York, NY 6 1040 Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers. 3/1/1994 USA Brooklyn, NY 1 0 A Muslim fires on a vanload of Jewish boys, killing one. 3/23/1997 USA New York, NY 1 6 A Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoot seven people in a Fedayeen attack. 4/3/1997 USA Lompoc, CA 1 0 A prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim. 10/31/1999 USA Near Nantucket 217 0 An Egyptian airline pilot runs a planeload of 217 passengers into the water after uttering a Qur'anic prayer. 3/17/2000 USA Atlanta, GA 1 1 A local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner. 9/11/2001 USA Washington, DC 184 53 Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon. 9/11/2001 USA Shanksville, PA 40 0 Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building. 9/11/2001 USA New York, NY 2772 251 Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured. 3/19/2002 USA Tuscon, AZ 1 0 A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course. 5/27/2002 USA Denton, TX 1 0 Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard. 7/4/2002 USA Los Angeles, CA 2 0 Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people. 9/5/2002 USA Clinton, MD 1 0 A 55-year-old pizzaria owner is shot six times in the back by Muslims at close range. 9/21/2002 USA Montgomery, AL 1 1 Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one. 9/23/2002 USA Baton Rouge, LA 1 0 A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers. 10/2/2002 USA Wheaton, MD 1 0 Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot. 10/3/2002 USA Montgomery County, MD 5 0 Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period. 10/9/2002 USA Manassas, VA 1 1 A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team. 10/11/2002 USA Fredericksburg, VA 1 0 Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas. 10/14/2002 USA Arlington, VA 1 0 A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot. 10/22/2002 USA Aspen Hill, MD 1 0 A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers. 8/6/2003 USA Houston, TX 1 0 After undergoing a religious revival, a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man. 12/2/2003 USA Chicago, IL 1 0 A Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition. 4/13/2004 USA Raleigh, NC 1 4 A Muslim man runs down five strangers with a car. 4/15/2004 USA Scottsville, NY 1 2 In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested. 6/16/2006 USA Baltimore, MD 1 0 A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim gunman in an unprovoked terror attack. 6/25/2006 USA Denver, CO 1 5 Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer. 7/28/2006 USA Seattle, WA 1 5 An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies. 10/6/2006 USA Louisville, KY 4 1 In an 'honor' attack, a Muslim man rapes and beats his estranged wife, leaving her for dead, then savagely murders their four children. 2/13/2007 USA Salt Lake City, UT 5 4 A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine's Day cards at a gift shop and killing five. 1/1/2008 USA Irving, TX 2 0 A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle. 7/6/2008 USA Jonesboro, GA 1 0 A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing. 2/12/2009 USA Buffalo, NY 1 0 The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce. 6/1/2009 USA Little Rock, AR 1 1 A Muslim with 'religious motives' shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center. 11/2/2009 USA Glendale, AZ 1 1 A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too 'Westernized.' (10-20-09) 11/5/2009 USA Ft. Hood, TX 13 31 A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
According to George Bush and now the Magic Kenyan™ we're not at war with islam. My question is: WHY NOT? Islam is at war with us.
...Caleb had seen the thief who would have had to lean over him to take it off his electric bed where Caleb was playing with it..."
The lowlife that did this needs urgently putting down. A subhuman that would commit such an act is too dangerous to leave alive at at large.
It sickens me to know that there are those out there that would do such a thing. To remove them from this world would be no harder than spraying a room full of flies.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
"...Hingston conceded Harawira's email comments, in which he rallied against "white motherf*****s", were "unpleasant," but said the MP was provoked by reference to his wife Hilda.
"There is a Maori way of seeing things and a Pakeha way," said Hingston, who played down the prospect of serious disciplinary action by the party. When Wanganui sort out their mayor we'll sort out Hone..."That would be right- Laws is the only media person with the bottle to call these racist scum out for what they are- so they try to transfer their bullshit to him.
The Nats need to grow a pair and send this ship of fools off into oblivion.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I still have a few of these in my illicit fireworks cache!
I have been saving them until my son was old enough to take part in the traditional 'blow shit up in the back yard' Guy Fawkes warmup. Today it was airbursts, burying them in the sandpit, blowing up lemons, plastic tractors and launching plastic drink bottles.
Some of the good clean fun the wowsers have forbidden us...
Friday, November 06, 2009
-and arriving at a charming place known as- U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth
I hear the discipline is a little on the harsh side of severe.
I wouldn't count on the death penalty with the current CIC, but 40-50 years in segregation is on the cards- I would prefer the noose myself...
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
What would you do if you ruled New Zealand for a year?
Turn NZ into a theme park
|162 votes, 1.6%|
Introduce a three day weekend
|2083 votes, 19.9%|
Sack the All Black coaches
|370 votes, 3.5%|
Dismantle the nanny state
|2762 votes, 26.4%|
Introduce puppy playpens in every office
|313 votes, 3.0%|
Create cycle lanes on every road
|696 votes, 6.7%|
Declare a republic
|746 votes, 7.1%|
Introduce free healthcare
|1402 votes, 13.4%|
Get bosses to do their workers' jobs
|589 votes, 5.6%|
|1327 votes, 12.7%|