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.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
At your target in front...
Friday, July 30, 2010
Who you gonna call?
"Christchurch's newest team of ghostbusters is ready for paranormal action.
The new group, dubbed Christchurch Paranormal Investigators, was set up by Anton Heyrick who has been on the trail of apparitions for 10 years with various groups..."
The team are quietly confident that with good funding and time they WILL eventually find traces of intelligent life in the Village of the Damned!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Solutions are simple but unpalatable
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
So WHY the gap?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
NZDF medal 'progress'
UPDATE - 19 MAY 2010
"The Government is considering the Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group's report on the proposed NZDF Medal.
The NZDF is NOT currently accepting applications for the planned New Zealand Defence Force Medal. It is anticipated that a call for applications will happen in the second half of 2010.
It will take approximately 20 to 22 weeks from when a decision is made by the Government, before any medals are available to be issued. There will need to be a tender process for the manufacturer(s), and then the medal and ribbon will still need to be manufactured.
The NZDF Medals Office expects a large number of people to apply for the medal and, even with extra staff to process the applications, this could potentially be a two to three year project."
You people work like old people fuck!
How many friggin' years does this have to take? You pricks can vote yourselves a pay rise in a few nanoseconds.
Are you waiting for a few more of us to friggin' die?
It is a national embarrassment to turn out to an ANZAC day parade and the only ones NOT wearing a medal are the ex-bloody servicemen! Firemen, Cops- yep they all have them (and deserved, don't get that wrong) Soldiers- forget it.
Every damned thing in the service needed doing the day before, so is it too much to ask for a bit of hurry-up on this?
The NZDF site has issued an update today that is exactly the same as the one I posted in May!
OI!- Wayne Mapp!- light a fire under these idle fuckers!
News flash- man leaves bar pissed
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Behind the times as usual
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Fair Trade stuff
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Crystal Ball gazing
Dumb and the other one
"An energy company has been forced to compensate a Wellington apartment owner after a meter reader defecated in a plastic bag while at the man's flat and left it there.
The Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner has told Genesis Energy to pay $800 to Errol Anderson, after the incident last September. However, Mr Anderson says the compensation is insufficient, as he cannot rent the apartment out until the "stigma" of what happened has faded..."
I would say $800 for finding a bag of crap on your doorstep should take away one's angst. Asking $200k is about as dumb as the clown who crapped in the bag (pleading desperation) and then left it there.
I personally know of a similar case of a jar of urine being left in a ceiling space. Again the offender was too dumb/lazy to simply remove the jar and dispose of it and the contents.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
What are you saying here?
In the Christchurch District Court yesterday, the first seven people appeared before Judge Stephen Erber.
Each of the 38 is charged with unlawful assembly relating to a gathering of 39 revving cars and 140 people at Chaneys, Belfast, just after midnight on July 10.
Police had planned to drip-feed those charged through the court to avoid clogging the system.
However, the judge took a different view yesterday, saying all 38 should be seen on the same day by the same judge to achieve consistent penalties..."
SO have them ALL flogged to within an inch of their lives!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Minging old farts and Entitleitis
"...Nine party-goers dined for lunch at Robbie's Bar and Bistro to celebrate a Nelson woman's 70th birthday. The celebration turned to disbelief when they where told they could not bring in the birthday cake, baked as a present, without a $12 "cutting fee".
"I couldn't believe it," cake-baker June Thompson said. "I was actually gutted because I thought, 'that's a heck of a charge on top of making the cake'..."
Ever here of corkage for BYO- same thing.
A perfectly reasonable charge for staff's time for serving, cleaning plates and forks and more importantly- for the use of the venue.
Less than $1.50 a head is a 'heck of a charge'?
Stick to stewed tea and stale biscuits in one of your unheated state houses!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Mental Health Days
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Shooting for goals
Discipline and Professionalism
Friday, July 16, 2010
Cool space stuff
Let's have the whole story
"You're putting lives in the community at risk," Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey told The Press yesterday.
"If people do lose their lives, the costs of addressing that are far higher than the money you'll save..."
The Walkerton incident is a case study used in water treatment industry training.
The series of failures leading to the incident were not cost cutting- they were the result of willful negligence and a cover-up on the parts of those concerned.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Why would you NOT
Monday, July 12, 2010
Merry Christmas Ted!
Party politics aside
wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government
does not first take from somebody else.
4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work
because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the
other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because
somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear
friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
5. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
Away from the interlink
Why won't the government save us from ourselves
"...Fight the Obesity Epidemic spokeswoman Dr Robyn Toomath said the Government had barely acknowledged obesity as an issue. It had increased funding for Kiwisport in schools, but there was no evidence that participation in sport affected obesity levels.
Widespread discrimination against obese people meant there was no public outcry that nothing was being done. "It must be a prejudicial view that you have brought it on yourself, and that's a nonsense," she said..."
I'm calling 'bullshit' on this one.
NOBODY forced you to eat. When your fat arse got too wide for your clothes- THEN was when you got the warning sign to change your ways.
Never mind you THOUGHT you were eating right. You were wrong.
Research- learn a bit about diet and nutrition and amend your ways.
or chose not to- it's YOUR choice.
And YOUR consequences to live with.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Another minus five night forecast
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The alternative being?
"Last Sunday [4 July] air quality in the Wairarapa failed to meet the national standard for the fourth time this winter.
Greater Wellington’s Masterton air quality monitoring station measured 57 micrograms per cubic metre (57 µg/m3) of fine particles (PM10) in the air – that’s 7 µg/m3 over the national standard threshold of 50 µg/m3. Exposure to PM10 is linked to adverse health effects including respiratory problems.
“In each of the four high pollution nights, the cause can be attributed to the combination of smoke from domestic wood burners and the weather – pollution usually builds up overnight during still and cold conditions,” says Greater Wellington’s Ted Taylor, Manager, Environmental Monitoring and Investigations..."
So frickin' what?
It's frickin' freezing and everyone who has one has the fire going.
If you want to see health problems, ban the bloody fires and watch the respiratory illness admissions take off. Far more than you get from breathing a bit of woodsmoke. This is the dishonesty of this greenie hype- they fail to mention the cost of NOT using wood to heat homes.
I use a heatpump for a few hours in the morning, but get nothing like the warmth from my logburner. I would need three heatpumps to get the same output and I'm already paying about $100 a month to run the one I have.
Also, when the 'pollution' outside is high- people are INSIDE trying to stay warm.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Government changes, PC continues
"BREAKING NEWS: Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully is poised to axe controversial rugby ambassador Andy Haden.
In a strongly-worded statement, Mr McCully said he would be meeting Mr Haden this afternoon over comments he made about rape and rugby players on Sky Television on Wednesday night..."
Rugby world cup minister- now there is someone who needs to be made redundant. OK- he IS redundant- now he needs to be removed from the trough.
What a load of twadle- expecting a rugby head to be PC. What next- vegetarian tigers at the Wellington zoo?
Golgafrincham Ark Fleet, Ship B- the crew
Here we go again
"LATEST: Hamilton police have charged three teenagers with the murder of Wellington man Donald Stewart.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene said this morning they had charged three male youths, aged 14, 15 and 17, with Mr Stewart's murder..."
More mad dogs in need of a bullet...
Thursday, July 08, 2010
A new word
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Won't SOMEBODY think of the children?
School principals say measures should be put in place to make it difficult for teenagers to buy pointed sticks, similar to rules restricting the purchase of spraycans.
The Principals Association welcomed moves to help them search pupils for weapons.
Justice Minister Simon Power has announced proposals to help deal with a rise in pointed stick-carrying. These included increasing the sentence for possessing an offensive weapon from two to three years and a voluntary accord with pointed stick sellers to help restrict sales to teenagers.
In my day, almost everybody from the age of about eight years and up carried a pointed stick. Pointed sticks have thousands of practical applications other than sticking into people.
We knew it was a bad idea to poke somebody with a pointed stick and that the consequences (remember those) would be on the harsh side of severe. So we didn't do it.
I often dreamed of actually buying a pointed stick, but being poor had to fashion my own out of stuff found in sheds. Or use one of the ones found lying about in every house.
And although we were often cautioned by our mothers, almost nobody put an eye out!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Things to avoid doing #37862
LATEST: The Law Society has asked to strike off controversial lawyer Chris Comeskey after he pleaded guilty to three counts of professional misconduct.
Comeskey changed his position when the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal reconvened this afternoon.
He pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to act appropriately for a client, one charge of misleading the Court of Appeal and one charge of submitting a false invoice to legal aid.
John Billington, QC, for the New Zealand Law Society, told the tribunal the charges were serious and the society was asking for Comeskey to be struck off.
It can be no co-incidence that there are so many lawyers in politics...
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Eat shit and die you pricks
Friday, July 02, 2010
Be thankful for what you have
"Social Development Minister Paula Bennett was grilled by teenage parents over early-childhood centre funding cuts during a visit to North Canterbury.
Bennett yesterday visited Kaiapoi's Karanga Mai, a school for young parents, where pupils questioned a $17,000 funding cut to the school's early-childhood centre..."
More entitlitis here. These people fucked up their lives through dumb choices, then complain because they don't get the gold-plated option.
"...The Government's Budget cuts involve replacing the top two funding rates for centres employing more than 80 per cent of qualified teachers with a single lower rate..."
So some of the teachers are not fully qualified. they probably know more than the genius student that came out with:
"...Karanga Mai pupil Tracey Andrews said the cuts were "ridiculous" and that each centre should be judged on individual need.
She felt her child's safety would be compromised if left in the care of an untrained teacher.
"Say a child is choking, and there's no-one else around, if that [untrained] person doesn't know CPR, that's that kid gone just because they weren't trained," she said..."
I suppose that according to that a fully trained doctor should be in the room at all times!
Be thankful the TAXPAYERS are supporting you and your bastard offspring at all!