TE REO,

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That be the question.

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Whether ’tis nobler in the hearts and minds to suffer the machinations of the self-serving PC; or to take arms and by educating expose them? (Why bother …)

NEW ZEALANDERS

must be the most inferiority-complex raddled people on the planet. I state this boldly, being one (and actually proud of it* ).

BUT HIST—

what light through yonder window breaks? ‘Tis ‘education’ …

THE ALMOST DEFUNCT

Maori language is being resurrected. Taxpayer’s funds are diverted towards this truly noble** end—

“Studies show that students who speak more than one language perform, in a number of ways, at higher levels than those who speak only one.”

Sourced:  CLICK HERE

—so I ask:  Why not invest in teaching them something they can apply outside of school? In my youth the “more than one” of choice was French. These days Chinese might easily be the better bet.

I COULD REALLY GET INTO THIS

but it would cost me volumes.

NOW PLEASE EXCUSE ME

I’m off to  see if I can get Saxon or Norman French made compulsory in Britain (and get rid of that silly bastardised doggerel they call modern English).

Here, have a nice resurrected Maori cultural—

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—souvenir from the days before postcards became popular. (Tourists took oodles of these home before some Pakeha spoilsports ruined the trade.)

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BOOM BOOM

Sometimes you’d never guess …

** Spoken like a native it sounds like nothing so much as swearing—just try saying ‘Whakapapa’ properly without it sounding like …

OLD NICK’s HOUSE?

The Satanic Temple

has seven fundamental tenets: down finger

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.[20]

sourced:  CLICKETH HEREWITH

Despite the rather appealing name I could almost go to bat for a bunch like this. Really. Even if the average punter these days has to look up words like ‘nobility’ and (horrors!) … thought. (And demonstrates fallibility by being unable to spel, even in a good cause.)

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So there’s hope yet, Argie?

 

OH BOY~

NOW I REALLY

HAVE

SEEN IT ALL!

 

Your Quote Of The Day—

“I was a climate scientist in a climate-denying administration – and it cost me my job …”

to read from source:   CLICK HERE

AND, GOOD CITIZENS,

that was as far as I got. It is just too precious, sufficient unto the day is the glory hereof. Especially glory in unintended brilliant humour satire.

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Make of it wot we will

YOU OWN

only that which YOU can hold

dragons17against all comers*.

No? (You know, I’ve never been challenged on this point. Never …) (Wimps …)

Anyway, here’s your quote—

The Irrawaddy is often described as the lifeblood of Myanmar, and the Myitsone area is believed to be the birthplace of the Kachin people, after whom the state is named.

Since 1962, ethnic Kachin rebels have been fighting the Burmese military for greater control over the resource-rich region.

It is one of the world’s longest-running civil wars, and Kachin independence leaders viewed the dam as a direct threat to their people and their livelihoods.

from: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48857781

—make of it what you will. It’s all academic, no?

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* Can’t possibly be applied to you …

WOW~! HEAT WAVE

PER EXCELLENCE

Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 10.19.15furthermore, yeuch. (Not down here though … yet.)

Unprecedented? I doubt it … so?

Try this one for size—

https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/114516414/earth-had-a-nearmiss-with-an-asteroid-thought-to-be-100m-wide

—and ponder the possibility that Graham Hancock and his (un)illustrious buncha fellow cranks might almost possibly have a point with the point that they pointedly insist on pointing out—that perhaps along with all them big lizardy things a fairly ‘advanced’ (i.e. beyond stone age but not necessarily space-age) human breed may have existed, to be knocked back to the stone-age … by (say) a biggie asteroid?

After all … it has been done before. Just ask any dinosaur. And no-one would believe it until finally … never mind, we shan’t go down that well worn old track. I’ll just ask (boringly, I know) once again:

(a) How the hell did the ancients make (say) the temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck … and could we recreate it ourselves? Or the Serapeum? 

(b) could WE?

I feel safe in saying: not. We couldn’t …

Moving on … still cool here at 45 south, and NOT looking forward to summer. Summer stinks, think snow (bumper sticker I saw once).

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We too need an decent asteroid … out, out, damned rock!

 

PAUL, &

CHRIST.

I’VE JUST BLITZED THIS

aroow, down, smart

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/apostle-paul-letters_b_890387

—(courtesy of the Ark) and it again makes me think—

WTF?

Meaning:

  • what the hell does it matter?
  • Does it matter?
  • How so?

To which I must add my amazement that some devout atheists, agnostics, and other Godless scumbags keep endlessly picking nits in The Good Book—being a total waste of:

  • time
  • effort, and
  • energy.

I MEAN, REALLY …

so what?

So what if herds of men of their time believed in talking snakes, floods deep enough to cover the entire world* (and in so doing drown not only every heathen but every innocent animal, bird, crocodile, carrot, banana, horrible little hairy thing with poison fangs … all over the entire planet). “God is good” … yeah, sure …

… and getting back to topic:                                down finger                                     

WHY DO SO MANY GOOD MINDS  

waste their time and energy trying to demolish the (bullet-proof) ‘Good’ Book?

WHY NOT JUST CUT TO THE CHASE

and highlight the contradictions? If necessary endlessly until even the dimmest are left in no doubt. (Especially about God’s “infinite Love & Compassion & Mercy” — let theory confront practise head-on, and see which emerges as truth.

THE GOOD BOOKs

smack headlong into “practise what you preach” and there we have it.

Let me illustrate:

MORE THAN SIXTY YEARS AGO

in the NZ Army base of Waiouru a newborn but deceased baby was buried in unconsecrated ground. The Catholic padre refused admission to his cemetery because that child hadn’t been baptised (Christified).

Padre opened a few eyes with that decision. Which happened close to the time one Christmas Eve when God sent a lahar raging down the river, timed exactly right to wipe out a train crossing a bridge … God collected that night** —

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

&

GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!

Glug glug gurgle gasp …

Yup. No contradictions there either. The omni-compassionate ultimate loving Lord knew what He was doing that night, hell, he’d known for the last 14 billion years … 

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*  That would be roughly five miles (plus) deep. Everywhere …

** Over a hundred souls, from memory—

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SARCASM IS

WASTED SOMETIMES

but often it’s the only tool left in the box. To be effective it needs cross cultural divides, because a goal on home turf sometimes becomes an ‘own goal’ in international correspondences. So be it.

We are all products of our heritage. So we are all different. And as some great mind in the past brilliantly summarised:

“one man’s meat

is another man’s poison

 

so in our writings we need hold in mind cultural gaps and philosophical divides. Often we make allowance for the ignorance of the barbarians—

—which can be an own goal of epic (suicidal) proportions. Barbarians, sub-human as some may well seem by our own standards … are nevertheless people and capable of reasoning. To a degree. To the degree that their own programming permits.

It is when their programming runs contrary to mine that I begin to fret. Let them, by all means, have their own ‘civilisations’ within their own boundaries … but when their wannabe ‘civilisations’ collapse—implode—our humanity and charity should not (r) NOT be invoked by them against us.

AGAIN I STATE

the infamous Law Of Contradiction—

Contradictions Law

—and implore every being capable of Reason to use it. Now please excuse me, more and more boatloads of Islamic refugees are washing up on the beaches and we must rush down to save as many as we can. And change our laws so that they can have as many wives and children as our taxes can support (and for God’s sake please stop all that coercive bleating about their systems being better than ours, based as they are on Love and compassion and mercy and charity … and how we must change ourselves to better accommodate them.)

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And we must realise the true meaning of empathy—not everyone understands our versions of humour, or satire*

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“Efforts to define Islam by the actions of its individual devotees are generally frivolous. If a single Islamic fanatic blowing himself up at a children’s concert is not indicative of Islam being a religion of violence, then a single Islamic moderate helping to carry the resulting corpses from the rubble is not indicative of it being one of peace.” 

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