Thursday, December 27, 2012

Punishment to fit the crime

Don't ban the paintball guns- give these cretins some jail time!

Two tribes

Interesting here- when calling service providers one detects a serious distain until the second they perceive that you are not lower class- that is, on a benefit.

A simple broken window= The glazier stated that this MUST be a cash job- until he arrived and made an on the spot call that we were not WINZ clients. Of course we paid cash and recieved the usual discount. Can't fault the guy at all!

No surprises here.

This is why NZ'rs have this 'illogical' thing about property ownership...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Not buying into the hype

That was over rather painlessly- without the need to spend more than usual on groceries. For all that, nobody went hungry. The only unusual dish was a bucket of trifle, eaten over the course of three days. That and  Christmas pudding we haven't gotten around to eating yet.
Now it's back to work...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

For those who like to bag the USA

The old line of ' Only in America' is a load of arse.

Happened here once...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Still waiting

I seem to have missed the end of the world. Again.

I did think that the dead had risen this afternoon, but it was just Saturday in Pak&save...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Chaos Theory

My house is experiencing it!

The joys of moving...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

There is always a bigger (or uglier) fish

I thought that the Masterton Warehouse just before Christmas was something that could inspire Dante's work.

That was just purgatory.

The Whangarei Warehouse is a trip to a lower circle of the Hot Place. I'm sure I could smell sulfur.

But that could have been one of the ruminant beasts dawdling about like it was time to get on the truck headed to the works.

And what is it with She-mountains and that place. Surely somebody else must stock size XXXXXXXXL stretch pants and cheap chocolate?

Or is the Warehouse actually a cunning plan? MY conspiracy theory for the day is that it is really owned by a consortium of other retail chains and serves the purpose of keeping the unwashed, the morbidly obese and they ill-mannered and destructive spawn elsewhere.

Damn my Scots genes that make me seek the bottom price!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Who needs it?

I just realized that I have not watched a single minute of television in two months now. Don't miss it in the slightest.

Not that I was much for watching it before that. The odd bit of National Geographic or Discovery- usually about science or engineering.

The demon Sky box has long gone and will not be returning, so it should not be hard to be abstinent...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Forgotten a few details from the past?

"...He also quoted Bain at the conclusion of his interview as saying: "The only thing I can reiterate is that these five members of my family were my life. They were part of who I was. We were extremely close. We all loved each other dearly. The last thing that I could possibly have done is to take their lives.
"I find it difficult hurting an animal but to take a person's life, let alone my own family's life, is unimaginable and not only have I served 13 years in prison for doing this, I've also served the so-called sentence of being labelled a convicted killer and a murderer..." (Bold Mine)

So- around the time of the murders- what were you doing with the rifle?

I do recall you had been shooting rabbits.

Anyone else notice the strong smell of BULLSHIT?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Exactly the sort of corruption that is endemic amongst councils.

I worked in construction in Christchurch from 1984- 1987.

Us unwashed plebs often asked 'how can you get the ok to build on shit land like this'- sand or peat swamp that liquified if you look at it.

But no- we were 'unqualified' and council engineers knew best.

Time has shown who was right...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Normal service to resume soon

I will be back in the land of real internet in 10 days, after two months of existing off T-sticks that sometimes work and crappy free wifi.

Most of my data has been used for house-hunting and precious little for leisure.

I'm in a new town, with plenty of new stuff to vent about- or I could just spend the time fishing.

We will see...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's starting to dawn on NZ- or is it?

I heard an observation yesterday- that company service and the standard of tradesmen is going steadily down and that when trying to select a contractor for a tender, the bidders are all uniformly poor performers (as compared with the past)

Is it a case of  'the good old days are gone' and, as is the way, the winters of the youth were colder and the summers hotter, the beer cheaper and the girls prettier?


When the question was put "where are the good tradesmen we used to be able to get?', I answered 'AUSTRALIA'.

This is where so much of our talent has gone and it is getting really noticeable in the trades (probably with professionals of all kinds, but I deal mostly with the trades)

When we bleed of the population of a small city every year, it's not the feckless, the idlers and those who would not be missed that jump the ditch.

It's those who we NEED to keep the country moving forward. Soon we will have trouble just keeping it working.

Look around at those working in infrastructure and you will see more grey hair than otherwise...

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Attitude adjustment

Is when you mention to the rental agent that you own property and are looking to buy....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's true

They say that three moves is the same as a house fire.

I'm thinking I would prefer the house fire.

Preferably with the house full of rental agents....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A new home

Not bad up here in the far north. It would be paradise if we were allowed to shoot the poor, the idle and the criminals. But then, so would everywhere...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cleaning the Augean stables

Hercules got off easy.

He COULD have had to pack my house up for a move...

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I know how he feels

They haven't blown it up yet, but it's well on the way to being ruled by damn dirty apes...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Seeing sense

Finally, they have realized that one moves forward by little steps. They should have looked to how the cancer of socialism grew.

Don't frighten the sheeple with bold, decisive moves! You have to creep up on them first.

Friday, September 21, 2012

On Fanatics

A German's View on Islam - worth reading. This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.

Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in. And we are silent.......

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Try another trick

Leave the age for purchasing drink where it is, BUT bring back the offence of public drunkeness AND add an extra penalty on for offenses comitted when pissed.


It's called accountability.

Politicians look it up in a dictionary...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Suicide is painless

Suicide rate in prisons 'a disgrace' - reformists

I reckon it is too.

But it is easily rectified.

A strong hook on each cell ceiling along with rope and a wobbly stool- problem sorted.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Your reality check bounced

"...A teenage father has been sentenced to a year's home detention for repeated assaults on his infant daughter that resulted in her legs being broken in five places..."

There are more signs of intelligent life on Mars than in in NZ courts.  A year's home D for torturing a baby- peole get more for growing weed in their garages.

This country is FUBAR....

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Try it- assholes

"Mrs Baker-Hogan said members of the public were keen to speak at the meeting, ranging from victims of sexual abuse to those proposing ‘‘vigilante justice’’ on Wilson if he was released.
She realised Wilson had to be released under the law but said there were other options for his release such as army camps and it was unfair to lump him on Whanganui."

Try it.

Release a pervert in an Army Camp.
He would have the life expectancy of a Mayfly.

For those that can't use Google- that is 24 hours. Unless you get a broomstick rammed up your rectum. That has been known to happen for much less...

Problems on Mars

Looks like they let the rabbit population get out of control...

Monday, August 06, 2012

Soft Landing

If you have to ask what- you are in the wrong place.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Life's mysteries explained

Organized Dating.

In a moment of weakness, I allowed a 'matchmaker' friend to arrange this for me.

This consisted of equal numbers of single men and women meeting at a restaurant.

Invariably, both sides sized each other up within milliseconds.

The blokes went on to enjoy a blokey meal of red meat, lots of strong drink. The women picked about greenery, talking amongst themselves until it was time to relieve the babysitter. At which point the men continued to work through the establisments supply of all things alcoholic, eventually departing after a pleasant evening of bonhomie...

Here endth the lesson.

Guess what I was doing last night...

Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, is being shown around a Glasgow hospital. Towards the end of the visit, he is shown into a ward with a number people with no obvious signs of injury or disease. He goes to greet the first patient and he replies:

"Fair fa' your honest sonsie face, Great chieftain e' the puddin' race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm; Weel are ye wordy o' a grace as lang's my arm."

Tony, being somewhat confused (very easily done) goes to the next patient and greets him. He replies:
"Some hae meat, and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but we hae meat and can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit."

The third starts rattling off as follows: "Wee sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an chase thee, wi murdering pattle!"

Tony turns to the doctor accompanying him and asks what sort of ward is this. A mental ward? "No," replies the doctor, "It's the Serious Burns unit."

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Only in friggin' Masterton

 "Ever wondered if a nail could pierce bone? A Masterton man apparently did, so he placed a nailgun against his forehead and pulled the trigger to find out.
The nail shot into his skull, pinned his beanie to his head and came to rest behind his nose.
"He actually walked himself into the hospital and was laughing about it," said Vicki Hookham, charge nurse manager at Wairarapa Hospital's Emergency Department."

So- not much else in there beside bone?

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Found the slippery little bugger!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Young Sir, I salute you.

Bobby Adlam died on Monday night as a result of Duchennes muscular dystropy, a medical condition that involves a gradual disintegration of the muscles.
His father, Pete Smith, said the disease made his son's muscles slowly waste away.
Adlam was not able to walk or hold up heavy objects, but this did not stop him from embarking on one of his great passions – the outdoors.
Adlam first featured in the Manawatu Standard in 2007 during the opening of the Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge in the Ruahine Forest Park. Getting to the lodge was a 45-minute trek, so his family put him in a wheelbarrow and wheeled him there."

There is a young man who will be dearly missed. I really feel for his family who gave him the best life he could hope for.

This is not some idiot lamented because he died from an act of stupidity- as are so many others.

He was a person who really touched the lives of many others and matttered a damn.

I never knew Bobby but I know he will be sadly missed...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Let them starve.

So a couple of crims have decided to play silly-buggers and go out of bounds up an old watch tower.

Corrections seem to have the right idea- no food or water until they come down- but how long before the hand-wringing brigade start on about the inhumanity of leaving the poor petals out in the cold without food or drink?

As this is NZ, the real solution (in 7.62) won't happen, so it's time to wheel out the barbecue and start cooking up- the smell of bacon and onions frying in butter will bring them down faster than CS gas!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ray Bradbury 1920 - 2012

"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories."

Ray Bradbury

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Unexpected results

"Inmates are breathing easy following the prison smoking ban with scientists finding a greater than 50 per cent rise in air quality and – to everyone's surprise – no major incidents since the big stub out.
Smoking was banned in New Zealand prisons on June 1 last year with stark warnings from prisoners, prison advocates, and guards of riots and disorder.
However, there were no riots and Corrections staff report a number of unforeseen benefits..."
The smoking ban is probably quite a deterrant to many- probably the most powerful one...

Friday, May 25, 2012

I say 'GOOD' to more taxation

"The taxman is making a grab for up to $245 a year from children working at the local supermarket, shop or on a paper run – tax they used to be able to claim back.
Children earning less than $2340 a year will no longer be able to claim back the tax they pay through formal employment...."


This will teach kids that the government is not their friggin' friend!

There is a belief amongst young folk that the government gives you stuff. Now they will get their noses rubbed in where it gets said stuff.

Perhaps- and it's a forlorn hope- this will short circuit the first voting phase of new voters, where they go socialist in the flawed belief that they will 'get something' and move on to ' NONE of these arseholes are acting in anyones best interest, other than their own'.

Like execution as a deterrant- it will work for a few.

Hopefully enough to make a difference...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

NO, here is how it REALLY is

 "Television presenter Ali Mau wants homophobic Kiwis to wake up.
Mau is taking part in a Rainbow Youth campaign, launching today, that's aimed at raising awareness of the discrimination faced by young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"I don't really know where these attitudes come from. It shocks and shames me that they still exist in New Zealand," Mau told the Sunday Star-Times.
"It's time for everybody to wake up, and not just those who hold such ridiculous views...."

NO, In the real world, most of us are live and let live. WE don't care much one way or another.

You do as you like and we generally keep our opinions to ourselves.

Wehn you insist on throwing your choices in our faces, we do tend to throw our opinions right back.

So that live and let live thing appears to go both ways. Except you think it is a one-way street. it isn't.

Nor is it 'Natural'- if it was MOST would be doing it (ain't democracy a bitch when it goes against you)

We would also be extinct.

In summary, carry on as you wish- just don't expect us to love you.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

What is it with Masterton?

"She refused to go to her room, so a 10-year-old girl was gagged and bound with duct tape and shut in a laundry by her furious father..."

"A Masterton man was jailed for pretending to hang his 9-year-old son in a mock execution, and binding another of his sons with chains before beating him with a piece of wood..."

I will be running a series of posts on this town, as for a  town of 20,000 it is way over represented in the court news. I know that about 25% of the regional prison inmate name Masterton as 'home'...

Sunday, May 13, 2012


"There are no words strong enough to describe the horror captured in the images collected by child abuser Stephen John Laing.
There is also no way to prevent the 28-year-old, upon his release from jail, soliciting more material to trade in the murky online world he's created from inside his West Auckland home.
"He's had all the help in the world that's available to him and this is still happening," Judge Claire Ryan said at a court hearing a few days ago.
She sent the IT graduate to jail for a further five years. It was his fourth conviction..."

Anyone dealing in images of child rape needs to be put down, as a rabid dog too dangerous to let live.

In another article, regarding the permanent incarceration of the worst of these sick fuckers, it was mentioned that those paragons of virtue, the UN (spits), object to indefinite imprisonment.

Excuse me?

Did I see a UN party standing at the last election?

Exactly where is any kind of a mandate regarding to giving these criminal enablers the time of day?

Lock the UN up with the kid-fuckers. They should get on like a house on fire. AFTER ALL- IT'S ALL ABOUT FORCING YOUR WILL ON WHOEVER YOU CAN!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A moment of sanity in our legal system

"A man dubbed the "Sheriff of Ngawi" after he fired a shotgun at fleeing burglars has been given back his gun licence after a judge found it was unlawfully revoked.
Garth Gadsby was handed back the licence by police during a civil appeal hearing at Masterton District Court today.
Judge Chris Tuohy ruled the police decision to revoke his licence in 2008 breached rules of natural justice, and was therefore unlawful.
As the licence remained valid until 2015, it was simply given back rather than having Mr Gadsby reapply for a new one.
The commercial fisherman made headlines in 2006 when he fired at a stolen car in which three young burglars were trying to escape the south Wairarapa village of Ngawi after trashing a number of houses."

He SHOULD have been on the honours list for doing what needed to be done- after all, the state sees no need to provide policing in Garth's part of the world...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

So long and thanks for all the fish

I just don't have the energy to do this any more.

My grateful thanks for all the good wishes.

I need a break from this-  I have too much drama going on right now.

I will be back in the future- but first, I have a long overdue book to finish writing.

I'm still watching, reading the good blogs and sending shit-eating leftard rimjaws to the trash bin!


After a bit of a break, I'm over a busy patch (mostly) and are back, although It will just be a couple of posts a week for now.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's easy with OPM*

Staying true to the traditions of never learning from another's mistake, the usual offenders are wailing about the threatened demolition of an old and slightly shabby earthquake risk in Martinborough.

This is an unreinforced masonry building. The sort that killed more than a few down in the Village of the Damned.

Apparently it MUST be saved WHATEVER the cost. Easy to say when you ain't the one footing the bill,  and I note that one of the more vocal 'Save the brickpile' brigade is not short of a few dollars.

But then you get to have a few bucks by being reluctant to dip into one's own pockets.

In reality land, we have a proposed  2.3 million dollar white elephant and just a few thousand ratepayers in the district.

And two halls already...

* Other People's Money

Monday, March 26, 2012

Politically Incorrect Gardening

The first tobacco leaf I have harvested appears to have come out looking the part. There is plenty more leaf still growing, despite our crappy weather here.

Now I need to make some bourbon to spray on the cut leaf to add a little moisture. I already have enough to keep my pipe going for a couple of years.

The next trick will be to try and roll a cigar!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Impending Doom

With the road rules about to change on Sunday (who gives way to who at intersections)- I'm glad that I will be driving a large company vehicle. I would, however, prefer something designed to survive mines and small-arms fire.

Going by the two senile old trouts that cut in front of me today- nearly freeing up two openings in local rest homes- my confidence in the great unwashed to comprehend these two simple give way rules is not high.

I would like find the parties responsible for changing the damned rule used by the rest of the friggin' world, back in 1977. This was obviously a failure, as we are now reverting to the old pre-1977 rules.

I want them strapped to my bull bars and running boards for a few weeks...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"This weekend's $22 million Lotto Powerball prize is enough to quit work for, but the Lotteries Commission is urging potential winners to think long and hard about what they would do with the money. The combined prize from Powerball, Lotto and Strike stands at $23.5m, and if won by a single person, will be the third largest prize ever awarded in New Zealand. New Zealand Lotteries Commission spokeswoman Karen Jones said past winners tended to need to win at least $10-15m before thinking about quitting work..." 

Bugger off.

The interest on about 1.5 million would let me live the same lifestyle I have now- which ain't so bad.
5 mill and I would be living the life of Riley!
10 mill and I'm Jubal Harshaw (look it up, you are on the frickin' internet!)

Any bets on the murderer's background?

"A gunman on a motorbike opened fire at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, killing a rabbi and his two young sons as they waited for a bus, then chased down a 7-year-old girl, shooting her dead at point-blank range..."

So, France- how is importing the 'religion of peace' working out for you?

 I'm betting that is how this will play out...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fixed it! Normal service has now resumed

"...Cameras at petrol stations will automatically stop uninsured or untaxed vehicles from being filled with fuel, under new government plans. Downing Street officials hope the hi-tech system will crack down on the 1.4million motorists who drive without insurance. Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are already fitted in thousands of petrol station forecourts. Drivers can only fill their cars with fuel once the camera has captured and logged the vehicle’s number plate. Currently the system is designed to deter motorists from driving off without paying for petrol. But under the new plans, the cameras will automatically cross-refererence with the DVLA’s huge database. When a car is flagged as being uninsured or untaxed, the system will prevent the fuel pump being used on that vehicle..."

Hat Tip: Knuckledraggin my life away

And as the title on the linked site says-  Coming here soon- just watch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Still not working

I can copy text ok, but when I right-click, I don't get the 'paste' field  coming up. I also have trouble turning text into a link and have to post the link as it appears.

Friday, March 16, 2012


I can't cut & paste or post links, for some reason. Could be this flash bullshit, which is no longer supporting pre-intel Macs.

Microsoft and their minions Do blow goats!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The great pretender

"A former Returned Services' Association president has been ordered not to visit his local club after appearing in court this morning.
Former Otaki RSA president Don Moselen appeared in Levin District Court charged with wearing medals he is not entitled to after donning three medals at Anzac Day services.
The medals were the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, The Vietnam Medal and the New Zealand General Service Medal..."
Name and shame is the right punishment for wannabes!
Even if you were a REMF like me*, your lack of trigger-time is nothing to be ashamed of. Your service shows you stood up to be counted and if you did your job well- that is ALL that matters.
Don't try to be something you were not.

*Someone who was so far in the rear that if they tripped over a beer crate they would have to be evacuated FORWARD to a base hospital.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Current Affairs

Last week, when Joe Biden heard that the lead Monkee had died, he ran down the hall of the White House yelling "I'm the fucking President!"
We can only imagine his disappointment.....

Hat Tip:

Monday, March 12, 2012


"When the makers of Top Gun were filming on board the USS Enterprise, they donated a set of black fuzzy dice to liven up the ship's otherwise drab interior.
A quarter-century later, the dice were still dangling inside the tower of "the Big E" as the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier set sail on its final voyage at around 5am today (NZ time).
The trinket is a reminder of the ship's storied 50-year history that includes action in several wars, a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis and serving as a spotter ship for John Glenn's historic orbit of the earth.
"To serve on this ship, certainly in this capacity, you certainly have to be a student of the ship's history," said Rear Admiral Walter Carter, commander of the Enterprise strike group. "Fifty years of service, in our nation's history, we've never had a warship in service that long..."

The eighth ship to carry the name. May we one day have a real ship like the fictional one that shares a proud name.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

So- nothing new then?

"Landlords are renting unfit, filthy homes as Christchurch's rental problems worsen.
Christchurch's post-earthquake shortage of rental homes has pushed up rents and led to long queues to view homes.
Helen Gatonyi, manager of Tenants Protection, said tenants were desperate and would take almost anything. Some unscrupulous landlords were taking advantage of the situation.
She had seen homes rented with external walls full of holes, carpet wet from leaks, and mouldy curtains, and properties left dirty and unrepaired between tenancies.
"It's really, really distressing for people. They are accepting rubbish, and staying in rubbish. They know if they don't take it, somebody else will.
"There's a whole market of dumpy, awful, substandard housing now emerging..."
Yep, that sounds much like the Christchurch rental market I remember! 

Friday, March 09, 2012

Once more unto the breach

A FUBAR week continues, with another seven days of this shift left.

One thing that stands out is the outrageous sense of 'entitilitis' out there. With a major and highly technical repair on a big leak underway, the unwashed are squealing like stuck pigs, because the backup water supply doesn't produce water of the usual standard. Of course none of them have the store of water that one is recommended to have in case of an emergency. That goes a long way when you just drink it.

Yes, the water tastes just like the water you used to drink out of the garden hose as a kid and not like the stuff in little bottles at a couple of bucks each- which is just like the usual supply produces.

Although 90% of this world would love water as good as they are currently getting. I wonder how many of these hick shit-kickers have ever been out of town, let alone to a country where the water really does have a taste (Melbourne water comes to mind- I never could understand bottled water until I visited there)

There is a public perception held by far too many that 'Water is a RIGHT and must be FREE'. It is if you catch the rain yourself, or walk down to the nearest watercourse.

When it is treated and delivered to your door, the cost is $1.84 a cubic meter. Try getting a ton of ANYTHING delivered for under two bucks.

Meanwhile, harden the fuck up. You ain't having to fend off crocodiles or choose between the green or more expensive brown water, as they do in other places.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


MIT downloads at Smashwords. I have no idea what has happened...

Close Encounters

It appears a piece of rock is headed our way- but scientists say it won't hit us and they always get things right...


OK, so if it does hit- where would you like a 60 meter chuck of rock to impact?

Who is in the most need of a bit of kinetic therapy?

Some fun simulations:

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Hindsight is great for criticizing

"If staff had not taken such risks, I am sure more lives may have been lost," he said.
Baxter's statement was in response to a submission to the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission this morning, in which lawyer Nigel Hampton, QC, suggested the rescue efforts had been inadequate, inept and inappropriate.
Hampton was speaking on behalf on his client, Srecko "Alec" Cvetanova, who's wife died in the Canterbury Television building more than 12 hours after its initial collapse..."
(bold mine)

Another reason to start hanging lawyers.
It's so easy to criticize the actions of others, especially those who did not have the luxury of time to consider all options. I would love to see the slimey little fuck trapped in a burning vehicle, with his feet on fire, while the rescue crew had a 'elf & safety meeting for- say an hour or so- to consider the best and most appropriate way for cutting his charred remains free!

Monday, March 05, 2012


Drove most of the length of the North Island, staying off the main highway. All the little towns that I always thought of as one-horse, Hickvilles were bigger and had more shops than where I live.

A bit of a worry, really- but not having a McD's, a Warehouse or a Mitre ten is really no great loss...

Sunday, March 04, 2012



 When the media make a fuss about a rich American, who spends millions on property. only having to live here 44 days a year to have residency.

While we import ship-loads of semi-evolved rock-apes from the hell-hole of the planet, who want to colonize and bring their 7th century death cult here and have us kowtow to their vicious superstitions. While leeching off welfare and the taxpayer for the rest of their unemployable lives.

Time to start hanging journos...

Friday, March 02, 2012

it's busted, move on

"The severely quake-damaged and "very dangerous" Christ Church Cathedral will not be rebuilt it has been confirmed.
Bishop Victoria Matthews, speaking in the Botanical Gardens this afternoon, said the cathedral would be "deconstructed with the utmost care and respect while at the same time protecting the treasures within its walls..."
Any fool know this building has had it. So salvage what you can and use the salvage in building a new one- with the insurance money and any donations.
Nothing is forever, so get over it.
As for this imbecile:
"...However, a city councillor has already threatened to chain himself to the cathedral to prevent any demolition.
Cr Aaron Keown said the cathedral would be demolished ''over my dead body''.
''I would be in there chaining myself to the building to stop that and I know lots of other volunteers would come in to do that..."
Chain away. We can never have too much Darwinian selection.
Do the council and the bureaucrats not have enough blood on their clipboards already? All those who were killed by unstable building that could not be demolished due to red tape (Bloody resource consents for 'heritage'  buildings- AKA crumbling shit-holes)
i know how much damage would be done to a D-8 should it happen to run over this twit.
Absolutely none...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Other folks money

"A $182.6 million Transport Ministry book-keeping error took 10 months to be uncovered.
A Parliamentary select committee heard today that the manager responsible for the blunder in 2010 resigned after it was uncovered in 2010.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was told data in the ministry's cashflow forecasting model -  also used by the agency - was wrong, leading to the error.
Cash outflow from NZTA's National Land Transport Fund had not been recorded by the ministry, meaning there was far less money in the notional account than the ministry had advised..."
Is THIS the reason for the 'show no mercy' campaign against the sin of breaking an arbitrary speed restriction?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just wondering

"A Palmerston North man who crawled into a burning house to rescue a baby was terrified at the time, but said he could not ignore the screams and pleas of family members.
The fire, which gutted the Wellesbourne St house in central Palmerston North, started about 7am today.
Inside at the time was a 16-month-old baby girl, a four-year-old boy and three adults, including the children's mother.
The adults and eldest child escaped out the back of the house, but the baby was trapped in a front room, separated from her family by a thick wall of smoke.
Neighbour Tony Selby, who lives in the sleepout behind the house, heard the adults screaming for the baby and rushed inside..."

OK, who abandons a burning house WITHOUT the baby? Or stands around outside wailing.
Should be trying or dying- that's what PARENTS do...


"Legislation will be introduced requiring sole parents on the Dependent Purposes Benefit with children aged 5 and older to look for part-time work.
Those whose children are 14 or older will be required to look for full-time work..."
And now wait for the howls of outrage about such draconian measures as food cards and direct payment of rent and power (only for a few spongers, mind- should be for anyone on a benefit more than a couple of months)
As with kids who live at home and bitch about the living conditions and rules- suck it up OR get a friggin' job and support YOURSELF (and your bastard offspring!)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Couldn't you make more soup instead?

"Wellington's hungry will soon be able to surf the internet while they eat with the launch of a computer hub at the Soup Kitchen on Tory St.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will launch the lab, which is a collaboration between the Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre, internet freedom group Retake the Net and Wellington ICT, on Friday.
Dubbed the Soup Hub, computers will be available to those at the Soup Kitchen as well as refugees and immigrants attending English lessons at the compassion centre..."
It's bad enough that you are encouraging the pigeons by feeding them! Is there a need for the net amongst bums?
If it were only to apply for jobs- but somehow I doubt that...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Just another bunch of criminals

"Former cabinet minister Sir Douglas Graham should be stripped of his knighthood after being found guilty of making false statements, a Lombard Finance investor says.
Paul Wah was in the High Court at Wellington today to see Graham and Bill Jeffries (also a former cabinet minister), and two other former Lombard Finance directors, be found guilty of four charges of making false statements..."
LIke all thieving crims, they now need a lengthy term of turning big rocks into little rocks- all the better to understand what some folks have to do to earn money!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


"A run-down toilet block on the North Shore has become a gay meeting place with neighbours complaining of ''unsavoury activity'' there.
Steve Lindsey says the toilets on Bartley St, Northcote Pt, are listed online as a gay meeting place and the behaviour of people visiting there is getting worse..."
A dirty public crapper as a meeting place. What kind of mind choses that as a meeting place? it's not like they are forced to stay in the closet these days and there are bars, clubs and other more sanitary establishments chasing the pink dollar openly.
Or is there a NEED to keep it seedy and dirty for some degenerates...

Monday, February 20, 2012

How to shoot yourself in the foot

Carry your weapon like a wanker- that is, violate the 'never point the fucker at anything you DO NOT wish to destroy' rule.

Friday, February 17, 2012

More bureaucratic bullshit

"An explosives handler frustrated with the bureaucracy for moving dangerous goods tried to sneak a potentially catastrophic amount of explosives on to an inter-island ferry.
Allan Herbert Tod, 67, of Raetihi, did not do the paperwork to take the 663kg of blasting explosive on to the 2.25am sailing on August 15, 2010...
...Tod pleaded guilty to charges of criminal nuisance, failing to correctly identify his load, failing to give the master of the ship the required dangerous goods declaration, failing to placard his vehicle to warn of the dangerous load and failing to carry dangerous goods documentation.
He was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington today to 300 hours community work and a $5000 fine.
Tod was taking the explosive - a mix of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil - to help control avalanches at Mt Hutt ski-field. He worked part time for a business specialising in avalanche control...."
This mix is less of a hazard than the fuel in the tanks of the vehicles aboard. FAR less, in the case of petrol or LPG. I'm not about to tell the internet how to make that mix go bang, but you could drop it from a low earth orbit and it would just make a sticky mess on the ground.
A typical beat-up by the grey-shoe wearers (aided and abetted by the police prosecutors), which is more about failure to 'follow the procedures' than any real danger to others. In ignoring their overkill requirements, he has offended his political masters and for this he MUST BE PUNISHED SEVERELY!

Off line for a few days