Death by bureaucracy:

‘MINING billionaire Gina Rinehart has stepped up her criticism of governments for imposing too many costs on the mining sector amid a commodity price downturn.
…Ms Rinehart’s $US10 billion ($A13.19 billion) Roy Hill iron ore project, which is 76 per cent complete and is expected to begin shipping exports in six months, has had to satisfy more than 4,000 regulations and approvals, she said.’
Yesterday, Wabbit was talking to one of two guys who were clearing trees from powerlines on the road outside where we live. The worker was moaning about all the health and safety bullshit they were subject to and I mentioned that I was going to climb a tree and cut away some branches inside the property. He was horrified, and said “I didn’t hear that”.
What a profoundly depressing response, from a brainwashed adult..
The bureaucrats have us by the balls, folks and they are our real masters.

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Open house

Obama talks tough on Israel
‘US President Obama says preserving America’s credibility requires re-evaluating the US stance on Mideast peace talks.’
What would do most to “preserve America’s credibility” would be for We The People –  armed with pitchforks and torches – to storm the White House and remove the pretender and his shady ex-lawyer wife. Throw the Iranian Jarret thing out for good measure.

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Pilot locked out of cockpit you say?

Airline still hasn’t released the pilot’s names?Hmmmm…..must be those Presbyterians causing trouble again :roll:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/world/europe/germanwings-airbus-crash.html

 

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Color us amazed……

‘Corruption survey a shock for NZ’
It’s only a shock for the uninformed. Something encouraged by a supine, partisan,lazy and cowardly media. And it’s far worse and more widespread than this report suggests.

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Barefaced theft by the Key government. Again.

‘Kiwis hoodwinked over state housing’
Slice it or spin it how you like, but whichever side of the political divide you stand this is still another massive theft of taxpayer-owned property to be handed to political and/or business cronies.

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‘Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus

Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.”
How about supporting Hamas?
No problem at all, Scaffido said.
“The university is not going to look at different groups and say, ‘You’re not allowed to support that group because we don’t believe them’ or something like that. I think it’s just the opposite. I think the university wants the entire community to understand what’s going on in all parts of the world,” Scaffido said…’

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Britain Surrenders

‘The phenomenon of Muslim rape gangs in Britain, and the unwillingness of law enforcement officials had of prosecuting them for fear of being tarred with charges of “racism,” is hardly summed up by the word “scandal” anymore. This isn’t just a scandal, it’s a surrender – a cultural and societal collapse unprecedented in human history..’
Some excellent comments under this article.

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The horror!

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’97 per cent of climate scientists look shifty’

‘..The Cook paper is remarkable for its quality, though. Cook and colleagues studied 12,000 papers, but did not check whether their sample is representative for the scientific literature. It isn’t. Their conclusions are about the papers they happened to look at, rather than about the literature. Attempts to replicate their sample failed: a number of papers that should have been analysed were not, for no apparent reason.
The sample was padded with irrelevant papers. An article about TV coverage on global warming was taken as evidence for global warming. In fact, about three-quarters of the papers counted as endorsements had nothing to say about the subject matter
……Cook’s hand-picked raters disagreed on what a paper was about 33 per cent of the time. In 63 per cent of cases, they disagreed about the message of a paper with the authors of that paper… Cook’s employer argued that releasing rater identities would violate a confidentiality agreement. That agreement does not exist… Time stamps reveal that … one of Cook’s raters inspected 675 abstracts within 72 hours, a superhuman ­effort…’
via Andrew Bolt

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Let’s “phase out” damn busybodies.

‘The Commissioner for the Environment’s latest report says that, while regional councils deem unflued gas heaters a “clean” form of heating, noxious gases create dangerous “indoor air pollution”.
Dr Jan Wright said in her analysis of 2014 Air Domain Report that health authorities wanted free-standing gas heaters, dubbed “poor person’s heaters” because they were cheap to buy, phased out…’       link
Nowhere in this article does it suggest a reasonably-priced alternative, and one jerkoff avers that the key to keeping warm is home insulation.
Well, it ain’t. It’s simply one factor. No matter how well insulated the home, some form of heating is still necessary.
No doubt those who support removing this affordable and convenient form of heating can afford the alternatives and their activism comes at no cost to themselves, but “fuel poverty” kills thousands of people every winter in Europe and I would be willing to bet that the same thing happens in NZ, albeit on a smaller scale. Energy prices in this country are a ripoff and a scandal.
If “Dr” Jan Wright would care to foot my power bill I’d be perfectly willing to scrap our gas heater.

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