—I never vote. Not in national elections, nor local, or any; and for one very good reason:

being that no matter who gets in I at least can always smugly say (to some disappointed self-righteous sucker):

(wait for it …)

“Hah! YOU voted for them. I didn’t!”

—and you have no idea how satisfying that is.

I see by your bewildered frown that you aren’t happy—probably wondering what the hell brought this on? What’s rattled ol’ Argie’s cage now?


—is what rattled ol’ Argie’s cage. Watch and weep. See yourself in there? You may well conclude as did I (a long time ago) that it’s not people, or resources, or lack thereof, or merchants that destroy economies and bankrupt nations—

down there

—it’s politicians. Governments, free loaders; often with a bit of legitimisation from other parasites like your friendly local priesthood.

As for the vid above—it leads nicely into this one—

—at which point I shall sign off before you accuse me of being unrealistic. (But if we are going out on a note of ‘reality’ — what is your currency worth, hmmm?)

can o' worms

3 gerbils    active service


R U all


Simple question, simple answer       finger down

Apply as required to any other vociferous idiot—



—other than moi, that is. (I’m a sensitive wee soul …)


If your roof isn’t coloured white (or even better, a lovely reflective mirror-like finish such as polished silver) then you are not (r) NOT a genuine global warming nutter …

… you are a fraud. A vociferous con-artist, no less. For shame, Sir!

It’s an old saying:

(a)  put your money where your mouth is, and

(b)  actions speak louder than words

etc etc.


I haven’t verified any of this—

—I just pondered it, then thought I’d share with like minds … and ask how many of the LA city fathers have white roofs (at their own expense), hey?

I hate to think what might happen if the Invercargill Council got its grubby hands on these thoughts. Hell, they’ve just shut the Southland Museum because it’s “earthquake prone”.

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I still haven’t figured out what makes the Pyramid building more prone to earthquakes than any other part of its this town—but who can argue with the goat with the gun, hey?








Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 10.48.46that your product is defective. Not only that, it could be lethal.

When in fact, all you really mean is that—

—there’s a slight “act of God” possibility that there may (as in might, perhaps, just, maybe, almost, could) be a happening.


that if someone is (say) ‘accident prone’ it means they’re always having accidents. No? Okay, then, often. And if one building in a city/town/village is ‘earthquake prone’ they all bloody well are.

Vulnerable to an earthquake is one thing, resistant to earthquakes is another, but ‘earthquake prone’ must apply to all the proximate buildings—that single word ‘prone’ screams loud and clear the warning:  STAY AWAY!


New laws passed after the Canterbury quakes have tightened the standards for commercial buildings.

The owner … is worried.

Her building is on the dreaded list drawn up by the Southland District Council of buildings in the town which could be earthquake-prone, and she is trying not to panic.

“To assume you have a value in a property and then to have it dissipate largely overnight …”

To read from source: CLICK HERE 

But this candour(?) is how we attract our tourists to our land of earthquakes, volcanoes, and such on the Pacific Ring Of Fire (and home to Lake Taupo—holder of possibly the world record for loudest POP when erupting.) ( Loudest ever, note—we don’t do ’em by halves, neither in our advertising for the tourist dollar nor in our natural phenomena.)

devil-29973__340 copyTO MR McHUGH

and the lady business owner, and anyone else concerned … you could do a lot worse than invest a few bucks in scoring a proppa edjication for the good folks who use whot onc e was The Queens inglish … they seam prone to misinterpretation at time’s … even if we do have the best scholaring sistems in the world univers.

Semper Vigilans



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so here’s your cutting—

“The two-step process reported in this paper achieves exceptionally high strength, much beyond what [is] reported in the literature,” said Zhigang Suo, a professor of mechanics and materials at Harvard University, also not involved with the study. “Given the abundance of wood, as well as other cellulose-rich plants, this paper inspires imagination.”

to read at source: CLICK HERE

—and prepare for the future.

I just love it …



OH …

REALLY?         arg-scrollurl-turkey-url

Perhaps it’s me at fault.

Or perhaps some people (BS experts*) in high office have ideas just too grandiose for reality—

HWCP Management Limited – a joint venture between council-owned Invercargill City Property Limited and H.W. Richardson Group – this month revealed its plans to build a massive retail, apartment and office development in the inner city block consisting of Esk, Dee, Tay and Kelvin streets.

The ambitious transformation of the Invercargill CBD may cost close to $100 million and see the demolition of the majority of buildings in the block, to make way for the new development, O’Donnell said.

to read from source:  CLICK HERE 

More and more I’m beginning to like the American idea of civic ‘leaders’ being voted in and out of office. Coupled with it I like the idea that elections should be for much briefer periods in office with a Damoclean sword hanging at all times over the incumbents’ heads—if they don’t suit us, vote the buggers out! (And make them pay their own bills.)


how could the expenditure ever be justified? A hundred million bucks may be small change to some folks but in Kiwiland it’s Big Bikkies.


—Invercargill is not (R) not the b-all and end-all of existence. It is merely the large pimple on the buttocks of New Zealand. It’s not even (as some locals believe) the world’s southernmost city—but it can justifiably hold to being the home of the world’s southernmost Starbucks. Wow!

—but when reality kicks in it’s very rarely that the BSers* in high office ever feel the pain. They get their jollies spending the hard-earned monies of the quiet productive classes, but if when they goof: so what?


* BS being ambiguous in this instance—the traditional meaning, or if you wish ‘Big Spender’ (actually in this instance the terms are synonymous).


dodoyada yada yada

and it’s all getting a bit boring.


New Zealand Herald came up with this

A high-ranking former member of the North Korean Government says the harsh economic sanctions imposed on the country could be enough to wipe it out within 12 months.

Oh my goodness—

Ri Jong-ho, a former economic official appointed by Kim Jong-un’s father and predecessor Kim Jong-il, says the United Nations’ trade restrictions are so strong that it could cripple the isolated nation …

Yeah, sure.

I’ve lost track of how often in the last few decades sanctions have passed their ‘cripple by’ date and still the starving(?)  sanctionee isn’t crippled.

Not only not crippled—North Korea’s capabilities seem to be improving by giant leaps and bounds.

All propaganda, of course! Them Commie ratbags can no more afford nukes than I can (everyone knows that Communists can’t even feed themselves)(so there).

The answer?

Send a gunboat!


it gets better—

“Many people will die.”

—yeah. Sure they will—but not the ones some would like to die, such as these jolly smiling chaps with the overdose of cheery—

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—who like all good politicians are very good at getting stand-ins to do their dying for them.


the “high ranking former etc etc” chap — did nobody tell him that blasted commies can’t even afford bootlaces, much less nukes and missiles?

So exactly who is propagandising whom, here?


What? We did send a gunboat? They did what? They laughed?



4 U 2 WELCOME  turk-e

refugee immigrants with open arms wallets.


In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support.


But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe aren’t being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. When they arrive, they expect free food, shelter, clothing, and entertainment—totally unlike past immigrants. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated. And 99% of them will stay that way, because it takes generations to change cultural attitudes. Few of them will ever become self-supporting.

I say again that someone wants control of the political/economic/military systems of the entire world. Dictatorship, on his terms … democracy? Hah! You wish (please put me in a bid for a nice Lotto win while you’re at it).

I say again that the endless floods of ‘refugees’ pouring into Europe are nothing less than a Fourth Generation Warfare weapon. Well targeted, well wielded; very well done in fact.

Can you think of why? Or by whom?

Don’t ask me—I’m just a daft old dog watching his world self destruct. Ask yourself


(For source of quotes: CLICK HERE)