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.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The things you find on the internet
A quick google and I find that Cold Steel make such an item!
Now to find one of these decorative spears in NZ!
Monday, April 27, 2009
A dead duck
First he has to shake of the stigma of associating with Bad Company...
I found a Somali cruise package that departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan ) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania ).
The cost is a bit high @ 800 per person double occupancy but I didn’t find that offensive. What I found encouraging and enlightened is that the cruise is encouraging people to bring their 'High powered weapons' along on the cruise. If you don’t have weapons you can rent them right there on the boat. They claim to have a master blacksmith on board and will have reloading parties every afternoon. The cruise lasts from 4-8 days and nights and costs a maximum of $3200 per person double occupancy (4 days). All the boat does is sail up and down the coast of Somalia waiting to get hijacked by pirates. Here are some of the costs and claims associated with the package.
$800.00 US/per day double occupancy (4 day max billing)
M-16 full auto rental $ 25.00/day ammo at 100 rounds of 5.56 armor piercing ammo at $15.95
Ak-47 riffle @ No charge. ammo at 100 rounds of 7.62 com block ball ammo at $14.95
Barrett M-107 .50 cal sniper riffle rental 55.00/day ammo at 25 rounds 50 cal armor piercing at $9.95
Crew members can double as spotters for $30.00 per hour ( spotting scope included).
Jesus Christ---- they even offer RPG's at 75 bucks and 200 dollars for 3 standard loads
"Everyone gets use of free complimentary night vision equipment and coffee and snacks on the top deck from 7pm-6am."
Meals are not included but seem reasonable.
Most cruises offer a mini-bar... these gung ho entrepreneurs offer......... get this.....
"MOUNTED MINIGUN AVAILABLE @ 450.00 per 30 seconds of sustained fire"
Sign my ass up!
They advertise group rates and corporate discounts...... and even claim "FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY"
They even offer a partial money back if not satisfied....here’s some text from the ad.
"We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by pirates or we will refund half your money back including gun rental charges and any unused ammo ( mini gun charges not included).. How can we guarantee you will experience a hijacking? We operate at 5 kno ts within 12 miles of the coast of Somalia . If an attempted Hijacking does not occur we will turn the boat around and cruise by at 4 knots. We will repeat this for up to 8 days making three passes a day along the entire length of Somalia . At night the boat is fully lit and bottle rockets are shot off at intervals and loud disco music beamed shore side to attract attention. Cabin space is limited so respond quickly. Reserve your package before Feb 29 and get 100 rounds of free tracer ammo in the caliber of your choice."
As if all that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, there were a few testimonials
“I got three confirmed kills on my last trip. I'LL never hunt big game in Africa again. I felt like the Komandant in Schindlers list!”---- Lars , Hamburg Germany
"Six attacks in 4 days was more than I expected. I bagged three pirates and my 12yr old son sank two rowboats with the minigun. PIRATES 0 -PASSENGERS-32! Well worth the trip. Just make sure your spotter speaks English"
Ned, Salt Lake city , Utah USA
"I haven’t had this much fun since flying choppers in NAM . Don’t worry about getting shot by pirates as they never even got close to the ship with those weapons they use and their shitty aim--reminds me of a drunken 'juicer' door gunner we picked up from the motor pool back in Nam" --"chopper'
Dan ----Toledo USA.
"Like ducks in a barrel. They turned the ship around=2 0and we saw them bleed and cry in the water like little girls. Saw one wounded pirate eaten by sharks--what a laugh riot!! This is a must do.--- Zeke-Minnahaw Springs Kentucky USA
Hat tip- Theo Spark
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Arseholes on the road
Today its the twat with the horse float.
For some reason these dog tucker transporters seem totally unable to PULL OVER AND LET THE FASTER TRAFFIC PASS!
It's also interesting how the large 4WD's (devoid of any dirt or sign of EVER being off the sealed roads) pulling these trailers are meticulous about obeying the speed limit for a vehicle with a trailer.
Without the trailer, the Karori tractors seem blissfully unaware of speed limits.
So it's a big 'Up Yours' to you and your horse!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
They have about as much merit as the titles and decorations of- His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE.
As phony as a $20 dollar Rolex.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Democracy in Local Government
Sorry to piss on your fish & Chips, but the whole system of voting in a Mayor, Councilors and community board is but window dressing.
Their input is minimal and they are resented and as often as not obstructed by the grey-shoe wearers who are quite safe from the wroth of the ratepayers.
It's just like the anonymous snivel-servants that carry on celebrating mediocrity, incompetence and the toxic personality cult as their 'masters' change.
Mention the local council staff and what images immediately come to mind:
- The inept third-rate 'engineer' who would be out of his depth in a kindergarten sand pit.
- The myopic building inspector who couldn't build a dog kennel that stays dry, but knows all the building regulations that will stop you doing something with your own property.
- The Parking Warden. Enough said.
- The bloated chocolate-addict behind the counter that scowls at you when you go to pay the rates demand. Probably kicked out of Quantas for a poor customer service attitude.
- The gin-addled old fart who can't be pushed out the door now that there is no retirement age. Nobody actually know what he does
We all know them, regardless of where we live. South Wairarapa has the bloody lot-- but they are a joke even to other councils.
I have personally heard them state that the Mayor & councilors should stay out of their affairs and stick to opening school fairs and sporting events. Safe behind bomb-proof employment contracts- you can bet they do all they can to keep the elected officials at a distance!
If you think we REALLY have a say- you are deluded.
We need ALL council functions minimised and put out to facilities management contracts. These can be overseen by elected officials.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Bogans not welcome in the suicide capital
Firstly- Do people from Wainuiomata travel? Apart from in vehicles that belong to Police or Corrections, that is.
Secondly- Palmerston North? If I was staying there, it would only be because I had been arrested.
Thirdly- Doesn't Mallard have something useful to do, like scraping bubble gum from underneath office desks.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
For whom the bell tolls
I had no idea there were so many involved in the state-sanctioned theft of other people's property!
If a cow was bloated that bad, it would be dog tucker- which the more I think about it- would be the answer to IRD too...
Monday, April 20, 2009
The UN can kiss my arse
"...Labour and the Greens are at odds with the Government over its decision to boycott this week's United Nations conference on racism..."
The UN would be the most, corrupt, self-serving and morally bankrupt collection of leeches on the planet. Their hypocrisy defines the word.
I applaud the governments decision to shun their loathsome company.
I'm just surprised that the US camel-jockey hasn't insisting on turning up...
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Kicking a woman in the back
That happens when you overhear a couple of DPB bludgers bitching to each other about 'Having no time to themselves or money for a babysitter so they can go out and party and how they should get more cash (of course).'
That does not sit well as one is about to start another 12 day shift with seven days on-call 24hrs.
The four-figure tax loss in the next pay is going- where?
This whole sense of entitlement is really giving me the shits of late. These slappers want US to pay for the upbringing their illegitimate spawn and now they want us to pay more so they can get out and copulate in some nightclub toilets!
Time to stop feeding the pigeons!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Take the Black Capsule
It's a cry for attention and/or help.
Men on the other hand, just go out and do it out of the blue.
It's not hard to destroy yourself, once one decides to do so.
There are obvious exceptions to every rule of thumb.
Draw your own conclusions...
Friday, April 17, 2009
A Thought for today
"The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’
‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome."
— Robert A. Heinlein (To Sail Beyond the Sunset)
Another time-wasting internet quiz!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Back to drugs in the workplace
"Most, I suspect are the functioning potheads that, while they dont vote on the issue, know all to well that 'a little pot' has no measurable effect on personal responsibility, safety or duty of care. There are likely on anyone day, to be more than 150,000 New Zealanders that would fail the 'metabolites' test while absent any proof of impairment. It is the logical equivalent of licking someones exhaust pipe to see if they have been speeding in the last month."I put this aside as I was rather busy at the time, but thought it was worth commenting on.
Firstly, my position on drugs is that using them should not be a criminal act- but (and it's a big but) users need to be made responsible for for their actions relating to the use of drugs- such as any medical treatment resulting from their use or criminal acts 'under the influence'
I believe that association with the drug-dealing criminal fraternity is probably more harmful than the act of using the substances.
Secondly, while I support decriminalization, I believe that employers have every right to contract that employees may not use whatever substances they see fit or to set conditions on their use.
Now to the email above, I would reply that since more information has come to light- the conclusions are quite wrong.
With the benefit of hindsight, it has turned out that those who tested positive had a significantly higher rate of absenteeism, accidents and breakage of equipment. Perhaps they would not be impaired in some jobs but these people were operating heavy machinery and power tools.
If they were smoking on the job, we will never really know, although there is anecdotal evidence to suggest this was the case. I sure as hell don't want anyone pissed, stoned, high or just plain stupid working around me! I have worked in such places in the past and seen a few idiot stoners maimed for life- better them than me, thankfully. These retard thought it was their right to smoke up during a break. The least of it was that you always wound up carrying their deadweight.
It is worth mentioning that I can recall at least four that have been fired for drinking on the job, over the last couple of years.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Parable of the Plum Tree
A couple of bludgers (as we found) came past and asked if they could have some plums. We said 'Sure, pick as many as you want' We had a big bucket full that got turned into plum wine- but that's another story.
They then shrugged and walked off- what they actually wanted were the plums that we had already picked.
Now this is an attitude often seen in food banks. Many want food that needs no more than a quick zap in the microwave. Stuff like pasta, rice and flour are discarded or at best, returned.
Like picking the plums themselves, that sort of food is too hard to prepare.
What they really want from the food banks are KFC/McD's or Pizza vouchers.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Death Star Canteen
Hat tip: NZ Conservative
No note, no nosh
I'm only surprised that they weren't doing this years ago!
I have heard several anecdotal tales of bludgers going along 'to get the free food', just to save them the bother of having to pay for food. These bludging leeches WORKED at the same place as my informant, BTW.
They should also hand out copies of WINZ's excellent Cookbook for Dummies! (get Pak & Save to sponsor it!)- I hear that much of the food in the packages is refused as they don't know what to do with such esoteric ingredients as flour...
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Crystal ball gazing
My prediction is that Wellington will follow the way of Auckland, with one council ruling the area currently under the Wellington Regional Council.
WRC will become 'Environmental Wellington' or suchlike and merge in the the Lower North Island Ubercouncil.
In fact, I can see a council governing each province in the future.
We have to remember that population-wise- New Zealand is only city sized. Mayors are in charge of cities bigger than NZ...
Pirates and vandals with spray cans.
I have noticed a clear link between two groups.
They seem unable to be stopped.
It's not they can't be stopped. Both activities could be halted almost immediately but this ain't going to happen.
The problem is a lack of political will to effectively deal with the problem.
The pirates are treated as a 'Policing' problem by the powers-that-be, who believe they should be detained (without harming them of course!) arrested and laced before a court.
The Navy(s) know that the way to deal with pirates is to turn them into crab food. You don't negotiate- you adjust the fall of shot.
Craphead graffiti vandals can be stopped by letting the public loose on them. The powers-that-be like to spout fluff about 'the problem belongs to all of the community'. Very well- let the community deal with the problem as they see fit. A few tar & feathering's and the problem will vanish.
Like the Somali pirates, they know they can get away with their crimes as nothing much will happen to them. I have noticed that since one poor sod was sent down for stabbing one of these humanoid cockroaches, there has been an explosion of graffiti and general vandalism about town. They know well that now people won't risk a conviction for assault in a confrontation.
So they carry on with impunity.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Food Nazis feck off!
Would you sod off and choke to death on a block of tofu!
It would never occur to the health Nazis that a 1 kg chocolate egg is no different to 10 x 100 gram chocolate bars.
How many people would actually eat it all- in one sitting? In any case, it's none of your friggin' business.
In my house, there are two occasions the kids are allowed to go a bit nuts with sweets. Easter and Christmas.
TWICE a year.
And what would you REALLY care about 'Easter Tradition"?
Friday, April 10, 2009
Keeping the world safe from being free
"...Seventeen retailers across New Zealand face legal action after Department of Labour inspectors caught them trading during today's holiday.
The Department of Labour declined to name the offending businesses, nor what action it intended to take for trading on Good Friday.
Most of those caught were garden centres, although inspectors also caught three music shops breaking the law..."
Find out who the busybodies were and make them redundant. How does penalizing businesses help in hard economic times?
This is a bloody ridiculous situation, where one shop may open and another may not.
Put these (inspectors) relics of a socialist era on the scrap heap!
Another 'holiday' phenomenon
What I have seen today proves my often stated theory that Mr Brain takes a holiday at a different location to Mr Body, in about 20% of drivers.
So far I have been passed on double yellow lines, tailgated, stuck behind a moron traveling at half the speed limit, cut off and indicators seem to be an optional extra this weekend.
That's on a 70km trip!
Stay home on long weekends- It has to be better for your life expectancy...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
YOU figure the courts out!
Try dumping a sack of kittens and see what happens to you if you get caught!
No- I can't figure that one out...
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Some serious apologist bullshit
"...Popo's uncle, Popo Su'a, said yesterday that his nephew should not have been charged with murder for killing Porirua police sergeant Derek Wootton.
Popo's plea of guilty to manslaughter was "best for him", Mr Su'a said. "It wasn't something he did on purpose. It wasn't murder."
Mr Su'a, a minister of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, said: "What happened saddens me, not only for him but also for the police officer's family. But I believe it wasn't intentional. It wasn't his fault, in a way..."
Not his fault!
What a total load of rancid donkey bollocks!
"...The Crown alleged that the car, taken by Popo from another man the night before, had been travelling at up to 150kmh during the police chase that led to the tragedy.
Popo also pleaded guilty to injuring a man and unlawfully taking his car in Tawa, and driving while disqualified. He still faces a charge of kidnapping a teenager..."
I suppose that lot was also 'not his fault , in a way'.
*So this piece of shit races his car* and kills a police officer trying to stop him- and because he didn't mean it that makes everything OK and all he deserves is a telling off, I suppose.
What he does deserve is 25 years minimum at hard labour for killing a police officer in the line of duty. The kidnapping charge should round it out to a drop on a short rope!
But this is NZ and the slimebucket will get five years for manslaughter and cry because he can't get home detention.
And his fucktard uncle should get a bloody good kicking for ' It wasn't his fault, in a way.'
*Correction: ...this piece of shit races the car he has hijacked and stolen...
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I'm sure there are plenty of overseas models to have a look at. I would like somebody else to pay for me to go on an extended tour of these cities!
I promise to bring back plenty of photos and post them here!
But seriously, the idea is meant to improve efficiencies by economy of scale and by eliminating duplication of 'services'.
Sounds fair, but as we know, government plans seldom work as intended and usually just create a bigger, more costly clusterfuck.
Not PC gives a detailed rundown on the wolf in sheep's clothing here.
What would I like to see done?
Same as Peter:
"...Cap real rates, repeal the Local Government Act 2002, remove the power of general competence from councils, and so limit the power of planners and local bureaucrats to push us all around..."
Pull the bastards teeth by setting in law a very limited range of council functions!
Footpaths, water, waste and parks.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Fox News on Gun-Free zones
Of course here in NZ, we are all living in a free-fire zone for crims...
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Responsibilities before Rights
We really need to here a lot more on the RESPONSIBILITIES of parents. They are the ones who should be raising children- not the useless bloody UN!
Responsibilities such as not to breed more that you can feed.
It's not just about a modicum of food, clothing and shelter- it's about teaching them to be social beings, as opposed to feral scraps.
To install discipline, manners and respect (which is NOT the same as fear!)
To spend TIME with them.
To have ambition and the desire to better themselves.
To WORK HARD at maintaining a good relationship, thus setting a model for the future. Not throwing hands in the air and walking out the momnet the going gets a bit tough.
Ever wonder why kids are running amock?
"Television's Supernanny has been sent to the naughty step.
Behaviour-control techniques popularised by the TV disciplinarian have spread to preschools despite being in breach of the United Nations (UN) Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the national curriculum, an Auckland academic says.
Pauline Bishop, a Unitec lecturer with 20 years experience in early childhood education, this week told the Early Intervention Association conference in Auckland that Supernanny techniques were unprofessional for teachers..."
Because of this namby-pamby PC bullshit- as often as not dreamed up by queers and steers that have have zero practical experience with children.
You see, the 'problem' is that we are punishing these Satan's spawn instead of 'teaching' them. In my experience that is teaching them.
They learn there are *consequences* for being a little shit.
You limp-wristed, hand-wringing, pantie-wetters have had your chance.
You were wrong.
If you don't believe me, go and try and 'teach' a crowd of out of control teenagers on the rampage, that their behavior is inappropriate.
It's time to reintroduce discipline as a virtue!
You can't have it both ways!
Which led to the thought about how they continually bleat about plastics that don't degrade in landfills- now plastics MUST be good because they lock up carbon! And for a long time!
This assumes that they know anything about the nature of plastics and I don't believe the Book of Green says anything other than it is a sin...
*- Something I have been doing for years by burning plastic in a hot log burner (they burn clean if you have a hot fire)-
Friday, April 03, 2009
It hasn't been too bad but this is my weekend off and Friday night is Fish & chips and drinks night- and I'm as dry as a Salvation Army picnic!
No greasy's either!
Take a Viagra
This is just the classic 'Bad Taste' party most of us went to when we were younger.
Been to a few 'KKK' themed ones myself and there were people of all colours wearing hoods and sheet- and having a blast!
Nothing to see here apart from kids having a bit of fun!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I have been since I read this:
"...Cherishsiliala Tahuri-Wright, 3, known as Cherish, suffered severe head injuries at a house in Marton on February 17, police allege. A 56-year-old woman, charged with her murder, is in custody.
Although emergency services were alerted about 12.15pm, the critically hurt toddler did not arrive at Palmerston North Hospital till 2.40pm.
"It really pisses me off to think they dicked around for a couple of hours while a little girl was dying," said family spokeswoman and Porirua Deputy Mayor Litea Ah Hoi..."
Heaven forbid you feel righteous anger towards the festering turd that bashed this child to death!!!
What would have probably happened is that, being out of a main center, the first responder would have had basic Ambulance qualifications and made the call on assessing the injuries, to call for an advanced paramedic. Sorry but that's the reality- we can't have an advanced paramedic at every corner, waiting for you to smash your child. Be thankful to a very few volunteers that you have an ambulance service at all!
They do the best job they can, with what they have. When you are a long way from a hospital, 'scoop and scoot' without stabilizing the patient just turns your ambulance into a hearse.
The family mouthpiece can be excused for being an ignorant, stupid person by association with scum that bash children. (Note to Sue Bradford- this is real bashing)
Porrirua's Deputy dog-catcher needs to resign immediately and apologize to St Johns. That worthless muck-raker needs to take a big cup of shut-the-fuck-up.
Of course all of the above will be declining the services of St Johns in the future.
Other commentary at:
"...However, in a statement today, St John operations director Tony Blaber said interim findings showed an Advanced Life Support capable doctor was on the scene in 19 minutes, and a double-crewed ambulance from Feilding arrived within the next minute.
"In addition a clinical manager with specialist skills, an Advanced Life Support emergency helicopter and an Advanced Life Support crew from Wanganui were also mobilised," Mr Blaber said.
"The patient received high level clinical care at the scene and needed to be stabilised before being transported to hospital in an air ambulance."
Interim investigation findings from St John's medical advisor showed the specific care provided to Cherish had been of a high standard and it was unlikely it had any impact on her outcome..."