Friday, December 30, 2011

So much for summer

It's back to crap, after a week or so of great weather. Hopefully a nice wet new years will keep down the bloody fireworks that seem to go all year round now...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If you feel the need to be ashamed...

...perhaps you should.

If you have favored the 'go softly on criminal's' approach.
If you voted against harsher penalties for violent scum (not that that referendum did much good!)
If you make excuses for the inexcusable.
If you supported removal of discipline from families.
If you supported those who have been systematically destroying the traditional family.
If you believe the state knows best.
If you are OK with paying the idle to stay that way.
If you believe there should be no negative consequences for breeding like a cat.
If you bang on about 'Rights'- while never mentioning 'Responsibilities'.
If you believe that everybody is good at heart.

If you believe all that- you are a major part of the fucking problem and you SHOULD be bloody ashamed!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Enough of the collectivist guilt crap!

The ONLY one who need feel shame is the sack of rancid vulture feces that committed the crime- of anyone covering up or otherwise being an accessory to the crime. There is NO NEED to feel ANY shame through the extremely tenuous connection of living in the same country.

As I write this, I hear the police have arrested a 16-year old boy.

With a DNA evidence based conviction, I would like to see the scum swing...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Disturbing reflections

In a discussion about changes in the NZ landscape- in this case how the stumps on cleared hillside that were everywhere, when I was a kid, have now gone- I then realized that I have been around for almost a third of NZ's history*

*The bit where we actually did something with the country other than eat everything/body.


The Village of the Damned has just been hit by another 5.8 quake.


40 lashes (televised), two years solitary in a cold, bare cell with a minimum calorie diet of K-Rations and water- to reflect on his sins and contemplate his inevitable fate.

Then a televised march to meet Jack Ketch.

Do you need to ask who for?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Sometimes beats life. Sometimes it does not...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zombies walk the earth

It's true- just go down to your local Pak & Save or Warehouse at the moment.

They are aimlessly stumbling about the isles, standing staring at the shelves- probably looking for the Brains section.

I'm glad they all appear very well fed and are not yet in devouring or ravening mode!

But I do wish they would refrain from operating motor vehicles...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dead Commie- best kind

"The South Korean government is on emergency alert following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, news agency Yonhap is reporting..."

Good friggin' riddance!

One more down, many to go.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

For the politically incorrect

"An account of child rearing from a new dad who has no idea what he's doing or what he has gotten himself into. Disclaimer: This blog is not politically correct. It is not intended to be. If you don't like it, feel free to tell someone. Just make sure it's not me. Oh, and follow me on twitter: @Asshole_Baby"

Not for the hand-wringing sensitive petals that lurk abouts. Although I know they won't be able to stop themselves...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Think YOUR job sucks?

Try the circus

"Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer says she is broke and living off the unemployment benefit in a one-bedroom granny flat...
...She has applied for jobs ranging from board appointments and human rights committees to working on the forecourt in a petrol station, all to no avail.
"While I have no formal qualifications, apparently my 20 years involved with politics ... means nothing..." (Bold mine)
It actually means that a career in politics is worth NOTHING.
But the real story lies in why George did not get the usual crony position, post parliament. Must have REALLY pissed a lot of the party and apparatus off. There is normally a plum job awaiting on a board somewhere- even for one touted as the laziest member of the house. Lack of ability, drive or general deviancy has not been a handicap in the past.
What DID Curious George do?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A return to a bygone age

"Free milk is coming back to primary schools as dairy giant Fonterra prepares to launch a peace offensive with New Zealanders..."

I'm old enough to remember school milk. I would prefer to forget it, as it was well on the way to yoghurt by the time it was removed from the steel box by the gate. Put me and many of my generation off milk for life.

Now Fonterra have decided to supply it to schools, in a clever marketing move.

All very well, but who is going to pay for the thousands of refrigerators to keep the milk drinkable? Quite rightly, I can't see it being allowed to fester away in a concrete and steel sun-heated bunker, in these more enlightened times.

Muggins taxpayer, no doubt...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quit the hand-wringing

So, we are a nation of piss-heads. How about we stop wailing about 'irresponsible' drinking? It would seem that this is what we are and we need to get used to the fact.

Let's focus on clobbering the minority that use the drink as an excuse for their criminal activities.

Leave the poor sods who want to take solace in the bottle from their drab and pointless existence. They have paid their dues with the alcohol supertaxes and if it shortens their lives, they are a lesser burden as they age.

As one contemplates a lifetime of toil without respite, to be milked as a tax cow, until you are dispatched to the works- it's a wonder we drink as little as we do, to forget for a moment our lot in life...

Monday, December 12, 2011


"Four trampers were flown to safety from the Tararua Range after spending a night out in the open.
The party activated a emergency locator beacon about 11.30am yesterday and the Westpac rescue helicopter was sent to winch them to safety..."
Bugger this walking out business!

I think I will get one of these 'get out of the bush for free' boxes.
These 'Trampers' will, like the rest of socialist, no-blame NZ, work a willing horse to death...

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Venison Schnitzel for dinner!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Too dumb to live.

"A Dunedin student's death from huffing fly spray has led to fresh calls for more moves to prevent the practice..."


Student in what? Stupidity?

Honestly, how can you 'prevent the practice' of an act so terminally dumb as to defy belief that anyone capable of tying their own shoes could contemplate doing it.

or had she just watched 'Naked Lunch' one time too many...

Monday, December 05, 2011

Because it's not yet forbidden

A little experiment for this summer is to grow a tobacco plant and cure the leaf. There could be a market for this stuff one day. Another project is curing my own ham and bacon. I already know how to make white lightning, so that has trade goods covered!

Saturday, December 03, 2011


I have a safe full of expensive firearms. Yet when I go out on a hunt, I grab the .303 I have owned since age 16. Nothing shifts the point of aim. It never has a stoppage. Despite not being made from stainless steel, it doesn't rust because I know how to look after it. The bore is bright and unmarked after 70 years of use.

That's being conservative.

You go with what has been tested and known to work. There is no need to go for something new and untried.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday Funny

Off hunting

..tommorrow. After the crappy week I have had, I feel a need to shoot something.

And it's finally barbecue season- wild pork on the Weber!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

You reality check bounced

Feckin' immigrants

Ok, some of them are our gain.

Not the Pommie bastards that want to fuck our country up, just like they did their own.

Why is it that NZ workers take top jobs elsewhere, but companies insist on putting friggin' poms into management here- and piss off our mostly excellent NZ workers?

One son of a bitch  locally is on the verge of  getting a bit of cranial osteopathy done with a friggin' round-mouthed shovel, next time the fucker tries to push his pommie class system crap here.

Not that anyone would ever see this happen- so I have heard...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stay focused

The enemy is down but far from out.

Try to remember who they are- the hard left- ESPECIALLY the Greens. They are the dangerous ones and their support is growing. Save the vitriol  for them.

Don't worry about poking holes is what's left of ACT, the Libertarianz or the up-coming Conservatives. They all have their flaws, along with some appeal, but your energies are best spent elsewhere.*

We have no common ground with the hard left.

We will have some differences with the other parties, but they are worth engaging in debate- all those that wish for less government are.

The Nat's are not our friends- their one and only grace is that they are the lesser of two evil and have more sugar coating on the Shit Pill. Thankfully, they are mostly incompatible with the Greens- but I once though the same about the relationship between them and the racist parties.

Don't both trying with the enemy. They will not be reasoned with, so don't bother- just highlight and publicize their flawed policy. Don't be ashamed or reluctant to use the same dirty tricks- you don't fight a war with one hand tied behind your back and they will show YOU no such mercy!

Destroy the hard left, then come for the left-lite.

* It's always open season on Winston First.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The party that shall not be named

No- not the Voldemort party. The- dare I speak it!- Conservative Party. They-who shall-not-be-named appear to have taken the Libertarianz spot as MSM pariah. (probably because they registered in the polls)

2.7% is a very credible first election- more votes than the now defunct Act party and the racist parties.

Why are they shunned by the media?

One thought is that a party with actual principles would make poor news. Note how they love Winston- he gives them so much material!

Why are they getting even more derision from the so-called right-wing blogs?

Look to Canada for the answer there (Hat tip: Redbaiter)

I shall be taking a great deal of interest in this newcomer.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Freedom of speech is now suspended- by order!

The election day gag is a complete load of arse, when it comes to the interweb!

If my recollection serves me, it was brought in to stop placard-wielding enthusiasts from haranguing voters at the polling stations.

To read my opinions, one must start their computer, open a web browser and search me out. They choose to seek out MY opinions. To agree with them, learn from them or in some cases- to indulge in the self-righteous delights of looking down their noses 'at what the Bad Man has written today'.

All of their own free will.

But free will has never been very popular with the powers-that-be.

I'm not one for telling people who to vote for or to give the whole affair a miss. They can bloody well sort that out for themselves.

The voters can decide how much interference from others they want in their lives. If they wish to be a citizen or a serf. We know the track record of the past ruling parties and their bed-fellows and their attitudes towards the folk that put them in power.

Rather depressingly, I know what the punters will opt for- even if they do not.


Hat Tip: Crusader Rabbit

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
inter alia:
• The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, including the right to adopt and hold opinions without interference (Section 13)
Freedom of expression
• The right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form (Section 14)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sick of it yet?

The endless appeals of 'vote for ME'.

Everyone made up their mind ages ago.

At least, those with minds did.

It's rather depressing to know that which of the two major socialist parties gets in is  dependent on 'swinging voters'.

Indeed, they should be swinging...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Back to the orphanage

Given the amount of hand-wringing over the plight of the children of the 'Poor', in NZ- perhaps it is time to bring back the orphanage.

Surely they cannot be as bad as living in the fetid squalor of their lowlife breeders and they can get three decent nutritious meals a day, an education, clothes on the back- as well as learning the virtues of taking pride in work- as opposed to a drugged-out idle and useless existence.

We are aware of the excesses and abuses once committed in such institutions and now know to be vigilant against such acts.

The only way the cycle of abuse is going to be broken is to take kids out of it- and it's no use crying about the so-called parents 'rights'. Removing the breeders income stream may actually do some good too. Unlikely, but it could make some of them decide to work for a living.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Low tech time travel

...Is listening to the music of your youth...


"What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?"

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"...There were 275,000 children living in severe poverty and two out of every five of those children came from households with parents in work but whose pay rates were too low, she said..."


Bloody bullshit!

SEVERE poverty my arse!
Where is the starvation?- obesity, more likely.
Where are the shantytowns?
Where are the unschooled?

Define severe poverty!

I bet the definition is not the same as mine!


We have about 850,000 children in NZ (under 15 yrs) 
So 1 in 3 are in severe poverty?
Is this based on the children's income?

Either way, I'm calling bullshit on this. 

Great fact checking by the media-as usual. 

Delicious irony

Hat tip: Whaleoil

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A mission

Putting my entire CD collection on the hard drive.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Credit where it's due

"...Today, National leader John Key said beneficiaries on the Jobseeker benefit who did not apply for a job because they were asked to take a drug test, or who failed a pre-employment drug test would face having their benefit cancelled.
Those evading police warrants would also have their benefit cancelled....
A step in the right direction, and hopefully the thin end of a larger wedge. I would like to see random testing for all those deemed fit to work.
Wouldn't be a bad idea to test all politicians either- but i think they are more drunk on power than any chemicals...

Monday, November 14, 2011

More public 'Service' gross incompetence

"Family members of lost miners could be seen laughing and shaking their heads during the cross examination of a Department of Labour health and safety inspector in an inquiry today..."

Link here:

I can confirm from my experiences in an unrelated industry, that the so-called 'inspectors' sent out to persecute inspect industry are totally and profoundly incompetent, ignorant, uneducated and arrogant. To the point of not knowing details understood by a trainee of some weeks experience. Not knowing the characteristics of common chemicals used throughout the industry, for example.  Not even believing the Material Safety Data Sheets, when they are thrust under their noses.

And, of course, not spotting the obvious hazards that are conveniently ignored...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Elephant in the ED

"Six out of 10 New Zealand nurses have quit jobs because they are burnt out or because they face unmanageable moral issues...
...The results were similar to overseas studies, and a larger-scale national survey was under way with results due in mid-2012.
"The most disturbing thing was six out of 10 argued they'd left their position because of a moral issue," Woods said..."
Would that major 'moral issue' be having to treat- and be nice to- a pack of feral, bloated barbarians that are entirely the authors of their own misfortunes?
The drunken, drugged lowlife that appear every weekend having smashed each other up, beaten their children or overdosed?
The same ones that simultaneously abuse the staff and legitimate users of the hospital, whilst screeching about their 'rights and entitlements'?
The ones who feign illness, in order to get a warm bed and food- having spent the dole on chemicals?
The same ones that it is a firing offense to speak out against- because that would be a breach of their human rights?
You can bet on it!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund has gained the support of most Masterton District councillors, who say public need to be better educated to make an informed decision. (link:
The proposal asks councils in the Wellington region to contribute to a pool of $2 million to fund regional events and attractions that are significant or beneficial to the region..."

I will tell you who needs to be educated.

The fuckwit councillors, who have a history of being incapable of providing basic council services. When they can get the basics of water, waste and roads right, they might look at other services. Personally, I doubt they could do anything more demanding than running a jumble sale.

What business do they have promoting events?-  leave that to the professionals- the ones who stand to gain from running these events. They have the proper motivation.

Councils can't even keep their public toilets clean...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Some days

... I would like to see most of the human race FAR lower down the food chain.

Tasty snack food for dinosaurs is all the bastards are fit for!

Abut 95% of the population could/should be culled and we would be the better for it...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Want them dead?- get DOC to save them

"A faulty temperature control has resulted in the death of about 800 rare giant snails taken from the Stockton plateau on the West Coast.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) took nearly 6000 Powelliphantia snails from the plateau in 2007 to protect them from Solid Energy's Stockton opencast mine development..."
'I'm from the government- i'm here to help...'


I'm sick of my windows POS crashing!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Only in Masterton

"The third woman accused of a violent Masterton group home invasion has been found by police hiding under a mattress.
Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson, of Wairarapa police, said Koral Northover, 37, was found by police hiding under a mattress at a Lansdowne house on Tuesday afternoon when police executed an arrest warrant..."
Who would have thought the coppers would look under the bed?
They probably don't mention that she was having a smoke under there. (I'm making that bit up- or am I?...)

Monday, November 07, 2011

For friggin' real!

"A Waikanae family who were worried how they would pay for Christmas have claimed the massive $15.6 million Powerball prize struck during the weekend.
In a statement, one of the winners said the family had been living week-to-week trying to get by.
"A week ago I didn't know how we were going to do Christmas this year, it really is a miracle come true."
The winner said that despite the massive windfall they would continue to keep working as they loved their job...."
You love a job that pays so poor that you can't afford Christmas?- are you bloody mental?
The gods DO look after fools and drunkards!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Welfare Reform site

All you want to know about welfare in NZ, thanks to Lindsay Mitchell.

More emotional blackmail

Prime Minister John Key and National's housing spokesman, Phil Heatley, yesterday unveiled the party's get-tough state housing policy during an election-campaign visit to Cannons Creek, Porirua...
...Goff said children would suffer for their parents' misbehaviour.
"I've got absolutely no sympathy for tenants that don't meet the conditions of their agreements," he said. "But how do you make sure you are not relegating children to a situation where they really get a rotten start in life because of their parents?"..."
How about the fuckwit so-called 'Parents' consider the effect of their recidivist behavior on their income stream children?
Lets have some of that evil far-right personal responsibility for one's actions!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

MMP myths dispelled

Myth- We need MMP, so all views are represented.

Meaning minor parties- well, what ACTUALLY happens is they whore themselves to the main party to get in power and out go their principles (assuming they had any)

The party you supported and their policies have taken a trio to toilet town- along with your vote.

You see, when we voted MMP in, we underestimated how flexible a politicians morals and principles actually were.

It's all about power at any cost and the muggins voters be damned!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

How to do the job

The new Cashel Mall opens in the Village of the Damned.

This area was the only bit of retail worth a damn in the whole central city, anyway.

I have said all along that the way to go, if you must build on a peat jelly, is to go light and low- and cheap. These containers are perfect for this, as are light steel-framed and corrugated-steel prefab buildings. A bit of paint and trim and they don't have to look like an industrial area.

Could you see the powers-that-be ever consent to letting a developer to make a container mall anywhere else in NZ? Thought not. I bet they weren't keen on it for Christchurch, either.

Nor would the save-Christchurch for the Neanderthals brigade that want all the old stone crappers reconstructed- at somebody else's expense, of course.

Now how about a container cathedral?

Beats a 50 million dollar symbol of the church's vanity...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Clueless- as usual

"The Masterton District Council is planning to tackle youth unemployment - but still hasn't decided how to do it..."

Then there is the observation:

"...Councillor David Holmes said he had taken on work experience students in the past, and it was a huge commitment for an employer. A lot of good people were out there, but there were "a lot of people who don't want to work"..."

Easy- remove the idler's benefits!

See- I know how to tackle it! Won't be a 100% fix, but what is?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Probably breaking a few Aussie laws

The Pope and Julia Gillard are on the same stage at the Sydney Opera House in front of a huge crowd.
 The Pope leans towards Ms Gillard and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy?  This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"
 Gillard replied, "I seriously doubt that with one little wave of your hand?  Show me!"

So the Pope backhanded the bitch!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Belated Friday Funny

Only in (or from) Masterton

"An armed robber fled with $1200 worth of model emergency vehicles after holding up a model shop yesterday.

Police said a man brandished a firearm at 1.30pm in model vehicle shop Dave's Den, on the corner of High St and Hospital St in Dannevirke.

A number of model vehicles, valued at about $1200, were taken before the offender fled in a white car. No one was hurt during the hold-up..."

The gene pool needs more chlorine...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

An example to all politicians

Because the line between 'Politician' and 'Dictator' is getting a bit blurred, these days.

Take note that you can build a massive force to protect your arse, spending the wealth of a nation to do do- and you still get dragged out of a rat-hole and killed like the rabid dog you are! Because eventually, people reach the end of their endurance and decide they have nothing to lose.

We have a ways to go yet- but who knows what the future will bring...

Smart or a Kiwiblog commenter?

A quick test here

Thursday, October 20, 2011


The street is locked down at the moment and we have been advised to stay away from windows.

More to follow IF I find out what is happening...


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Skippy gives her the bash

"A woman has suffered cuts to her neck, ear and back after a terrifying attack by a kangaroo while she was walking her dogs through bushland in Western Australia..."

Is there anything there that isn't poisonous, ravenous or generally out to stomp on, swallow or just tear your guts out?

I hear the animals are quite dangerous too...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just wondering

...if anyone knows the suburbs/streets to avoid if looking to buy in Napier.

I know where I would LIKE to live, but unless I win the big one...

Not to far from the truth

Got a problem with mindless 'protesters' trying to invade your property?

The good folks at Hornady are now selling a specialist ammunition to deal with these varmints!

Here it is.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Home again, home again

Two attractions to see in Napier:

The Faraday Centre

Napier prison

After doing the tour through the old prison, there is a great garden opposite- it was the old quarry that kept the inmates gainfully employed making little rocks from big rocks. Something every good prison should have!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

A parting shot at porkers

Just before I take my leave- look what WE are paying for (not the hospital boards- us the taxpayers)

Self-inflicted medical conditions- just as bad as drunken fighting and injury, the affects of substance abuse and idiots doing 'extreme' sports!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Off the interweb

...unless someone leaves their wifi unlocked, or I find a free one...

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Friday Funny

A new take on an old favorite

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lair, Liar!

"...Masoe joined Parliament's other cleaners in Labour's caucus room today to push for a $15 an hour minimum wage and to remind politicians that poverty does exist in this country.
She earns the current minimum wage, $13.50, and says that's about $453.34 in the hand a week.
By the time she pays $250 in rent, $90 for power and $70 for petrol to get to and from work, Masoe has about $43 left to pay for groceries.
That usually consists of budget canned spaghetti and baked beans, cheap bread, oats, noodles and margarine.
"This is what our low wages can afford. It's budget food, it's not healthy," she told MPs and fellow Service and Food Union representatives this afternoon...."

Follow the link and take a look at the 'Poor starving cleaner' 
Also, no mention of the family tax credit welfare package of about $370 a week (four teens and minimum wage)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The hard part is getting the material

...The rest is relatively straightforward engineering.

Of course when the government wants an incident so serious they can seize power- the materials could be forthcoming.

An old warehouse, somewhere in a city and surround the device with drums of nuclear waste, to make it nice and dirty.

A timer counts down and the firing circuit is now active and awaiting a cell phone call or the secondary back-up timer to finish counting down. A cordite charge fires and a hollow slug of Uranium 235 slams onto the target at 300 metres per second. Microseconds later, a city starts to die and a nation is locked down.

All according to plan...

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Phoenix Reich

Damn, I have writing projects backed up so far...

This one involves a USA in the near future that has more or less mirrored the path of Germany from the 20's to the 40's.

The administration, knowing they were to be ousted at the polls, engineer a crisis that dwarfs 9/11. Elections are suspended and whats left of a tattered constitution is now cast to the winds.

The story is about how small groups and individuals fight back- in what ways they can...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A writing project- yes- a writing project...

A have been kicking around a project involving resistance to an unpopular totalitarian government.

This is not about the rock- throwing, car burning rioting or armed resistance, but about the more subtle methods used by those unable or unwilling to take up arms.

Even in the vilest regimes, there have been those who found a way to fight back- the slave workers of WWII, who managed to leave a bit of cotton waste in a fuel system, or grit in a gearbox.

In my story, we have a less overt  form of fascism (slightly). People find ways of making the government's apparatus job more difficult- misinformation, over-reporting of 'suspicious activity', casting aspersions towards minor officials. Neighbors who start having parties and making noise to disturb the sleep of a local official. The farmers who leave supplies out, where the armed revolutionaries can readily find them. Contractors who are always a day late delivering or repairing goods and services to the government- and never do as good a job as they could.

Then there are those within the system who would fight back. The policeman who turns a blind eye. The storeman who makes supplies 'vanish'. The soldiers that break irreplaceable equipment.

Any ideas of subtle or passive resistance would be appreciated!

Who knows?- we may need to try them out one day...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Village of the Damned- Village of little thinking

Unfortunately, the Christchuch CDB is FUBAR. Even more unfortunate is the council/government meddling. They do not understand that the city WILL AND CAN NOT be build in the form it is in now.

The one thing that might salvage the crock of shit, is that so many are taking the money and bailing. Acre for acre, the land in that area is going to be worth less than a bit of stony bare land out the back of Springfield. As it is, the land is worthless, as high-rise is looking to be uninsurable- and there goes the business sector.

So, I say let it return to park with cheap land for those that will take the risk of building there. Maybe the cheap land will attract what the run-down semi-derelict old rentals used to. The bars, cafes and restaurants that were all done on a shoestring budget.

They were the appeal of the CBD- retail was dying well before the shakeup, as the shops relocated to the outlying malls- as they have been doing worldwide.

Bars, food outlets, boutiques and brothels can all be build in quake-resistant steel and timber and don't need to be more than two stories high.

Likewise, low-rise apartments catering to those who like that sort of lifestyle.

Think outside of the concrete box!


Looks like I'm not the only one thinking this.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the colour of the sky on YOUR planet is?

"Parliament is an "old boys' club" and is often out of touch with the modern world, Green MP Sue Kedgely said in her valedictory speech this evening..."

That's rich!

Who could be more out of touch with heartland New Zealand, than a friggin' 'ban everything' greenie? 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dealing with dope

Yep, make dope legal.

BUT- employers will test for it, as they do now. Just as turning up with alcohol in the system will get you the boot, so will dope.

ALSO- Given that beneficiaries are meant to be work- ready- they should be subject to random testing, too. Fail the test, no dole.

If you drive a vehicle on the road- expect to get tested, just like for alcohol.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

One law for us- another for those who would rule

It may seem a small thing- putting up party propaganda before the date it is permitted to do so.

It would be- but for the fact that the ones playing loose with the law are those that would make the laws that the rest of us mere mortals are required to comply with.

Is anybody surprised at such blatant hypocrisy?

Thought not...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Buggerizing around with time

Feckin' daylight 'saving'!
I hate it- as does every other person I know with: small children, older children, livestock, early starts, shiftwork- or is otherwise a slave to other peoples timetables.

The unemployed and the retired don't give a damn- so who actually wants it- and why?

It's not like we magically get more hours in the day.

I suspect it's those in the civil service- childless and on glide time who want to sip Chardonnay on the deck after a day of making life more difficult for the rest of us.

Or it's just someone being a bastard because it is possible to be so.

Bastinado would be too gentle a medicine...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Engage FTL drive

"A pillar of physics - that nothing can go faster than the speed of light - appears to be smashed by an oddball subatomic particle that has apparently made a giant end run around Albert Einstein's theories.
Scientists at the world's largest physics lab said today (NZ time) they have clocked neutrinos travelling faster than light. That's something that according to Einstein's 1905 special theory of relativity - the famous E (equals) mc2 equation - just doesn't happen..."
The rest of this story here.
In my opinion, this is the greatest discovery of the century (at least, so far!)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The thought police are busy banning- HERE

Many are of a sexual nature, deal with violence, horror and crime and might have only been fully read by one person in New Zealand - and that person decided they shouldn't be available to the rest of us.
A total of 1319 books are banned and a further 728 restricted in some way..."

So censorship is alive and well here, in the good old nanny state of NZ.
And as for that freedom of speech delusion...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

I want my money back!

"...Prime Minister John Key today revealed legal advice that almost all use of covert video surveillance by police had been rendered unlawful by the Supreme Court ruling..."

Does this include speed cameras in unmarked vehicles?

The millions nabbed by these revenue generators would make for a fairly serious crime...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thank You!

For the second time since I have had it- some generous chap has used my tip jar!

Much appreciated, thank you!


I'm not sure what one of my blogsites it came from, though!

It's not bad news for everyone

Apparently our high UV is good for our wines! Unfortunately, I lost the link and can't be arsed looking for it.

"...Remember that scene in The Young Ones where Neil the hippy, fearful of nuclear bombs, paints himself white to deflect the blast? It's the same concept, with the whiteness of the oyster shells reflecting the sun's rays away from the soil and into the canopy to help ripen the fruit faster.

We may not reach the same high temperatures that other countries do, but one thing we do have plenty of is UV.

We're about 30 per cent higher in UV here than our corresponding latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, so it's a significant factor.

Rod agrees. "When I host people from overseas I tell them to think about New Zealand wines being ripened by light rather than heat and suddenly a light goes on. That freshness, vitality and brightness in our wines suddenly all makes sense. People get that..."

Found it!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday entertainment

Field stripping a new rifle and degreasing it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Be careful what you wish for

For a couple of years, the local greenies have been moaning about the lack of kerbside recycling here. Apparently, the kilometer or so to the recycling depot is too inconvenient for those who would save the planet (from whatever it needs saving from).

So they got it.

In one of the windiest places in NZ.

Now, the same types are crying about all the rubbish flying about town...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

To the meathead in the campervan this morning

The one headed north on SH2- halfway to Greytown at 0710 this morning. With the South African flag in the back window,

The white line down the center of the road is NOT where your drivers side wheels are mean to be.

Also, the speed limit is 100kph- not 75kph.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Enraged rugby fans caught in Auckland traffic

Or it may have been yet another bloody impromptu haka...

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Guilty by association is a dangerous step

"People who stand by and let recidivist drink drivers get behind the wheel should be prosecuted, a coroner has recommended in a decision released today..."

Coroners just don't live in the real world.

How can you hold another person accountable for the crime committed by another? I'm inclined to believe this is a bid to gain yet more revenue for lawyers, as they will have a field day with this one.

Then there is the mixed messages we seem to be getting- on one had, We are responsible for crime and criminals- on the other hand- we get caned in the courts for taking action against them.

Are these people friggin' bipolar?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

True Colours

So- university staff can say what they like, as freedom of speech is critical (yeah, right)

Remember this?

Dear xxxx:

I say this reluctantly but not so subtly: you are not suitable for a graduate degree. It does not matter if your father died or if you have a medical certificate.

I have been too nice and given you too high marks all along (at C+). I do not anticipate that you will do better in the final exercise. You are already a day late.

The extension is meaningless because you have not attended the last few classes and are the worse performer in the class...

Seems that freedom of speech is only for 'special' people...

Monday, September 05, 2011

No- don't shut her down

"...The head of the university's department of Maori studies, Mutu agreed with the findings and called on the Government to restrict the number of white migrants arriving from countries such as South Africa, England and the United States as they brought attitudes destructive to Maori..."

I think these types SHOULD be free to spout their vile bile. Be they extremist of ANY colour, they should be free to clearly state their position openly.

It's good to see their true colours and to know that these delusional loons are out there.

And we should feel free to reply in kind!