IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN

Opening with a quote from this morning’s Southland Times (online)—

EDITORIAL: It’s a wicked inversion that law abiding citizens are in lockdown while we still have scammers roaming around.

A doorstep trickster needs a bucketload of hubris to be showing up at a time when only essential-service providers are meant to be going about their work. But what these guys lack in conscience they make up for in confidence.

The fake private investigator who showed up at the door of a Balclutha property wore some trappings of authority, a blue padded vest similar to police issue, and was well-spoken.

 All  of which lent a measure of plausible menace to his insistence that he wanted to speak to the homeowner about an overdue account …

—all good clean fun, so long as he kept his proper ‘social distancing’.

For myself I’m always happy to politely request that “you don’t mind if I get a photo of you, and can you come back tomorrow after I’ve verified you? Excuse me just a sec while I close the door and go fetch my camera, I’ll be right back” … it actually works. Not that it happens all that often these days, and I just don’t know why. Spouse says it’s possibly something to do with my open friendly welcoming ways with cold-callers.

 

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YE GODS …

IF YOUR APPENDIX WAS URGENTLY DUE

172539-9215b10c-0afb-4179-8d30-cdb287e048fafor immediate removal—

—whom would YOU trust to remove it? God? (Yay! Infallible! You’re in, home and hosed!) Or scientifically qualified medical doctors?

Actually, in God you trust. By law, it seems—

Line, green

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Line, green

—if you live in Ohio. It’s all good clean fun that diverts the thrust of education and pushes the boat out on behalf of wannabe mind controllers in The Land Of The Free … but wait, it gets better:

“The bill is called the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act. It requires schools to give student religious groups the same access to facilities as secular groups.”

Not being a Yank I don’t really give a damn, it’s their problem — but believing in the Rights of Individuals, namely the right of equality before The Law—how far are they prepared to go with this farce? I said before, quoting a US Civil War general:

“Battles are won by whoever gets there firstest with the mostest”

and certainly religious nutcases are here attempting to pre-emptively seize the high ground. Next it will be that Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates etc will require—by law—entire sections on religious bullshit. The Bible, as a textbook*?

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“Damn! I’m redundant …”

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* Koran too? Any or all of the hundreds of other religions out there?

BELIEF

is the

DRIVER

skull & bonesDiscussion over at the Ark’s blog: private gun ownership, laws pertaining, and firearms control.

I COME FROM A

different world. One that only sometimes laments a kook getting loose with weaponry and an overdose of ‘stupid’ hormone (with  enthusiasm to match).

THE MOST RECENT

casualty count here was some fifty worshippers killed in mosques in our earthquake-prone wee town of Christchurch. Apparently some Australian guy couldn’t do it at home so he popped over here to us, purchased the appropriate toys—and indulged his wildest dreams. Not good.

SO THE OBVIOUS QUESTIONS

have to be

  • why? and
  • how so?

Let’s leave out the ‘how’ for now. It doesn’t need answering. But the ‘why’ is interesting:

GIVEN THAT

it was all yesterday’s news (and we’ve heard nothing much since) I can only guess at his motives. One might assume that he didn’t like Islamics, and by taking arms against a sea of Moslems was attempting to end them.

Then again perhaps he was just getting his jollies … you know, “boy’s toys” … his Mum should have taught him better manners, no?

Yes, she damn’ well should have.

So I’m setting up a simple straw-man here? I don’t think so … I’m striving for the Root Causes (and they ain’t simple).

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FIRST QUERY

which I imagine his keepers are now working on:

  • was he (is he) insane?

If he’s found to be insane I imagine he’ll be locked away in a secure facility somewhere (for at least a few token weeks before being paroled). For myself I’d venture that any tourist running around in New Zealand popping off the locals is insane. A bit …

If he’s insane the easiest answer now would be to pop him off  (oops) lock him away for ever  a while. People soon forget; especially when the duck shooting season opens tomorrow—first Saturday in May (Boom boom!).

BUT THIS IS NOT

floating some possible answers to the hand-wringing questions, particularly the old perpetual favourite

“How can we stop this ever happening again?”

especially when spoilt brats with guns keep popping up finger-pointing-down

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—in the most wannabe peaceful places.

(400 words already so I’ll continue tomorrow, with some of my utterly ridiculous suggestions.)

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Boom boom and pass the percolator …

 

MIXED EMOTIONS

skull & bonesINDEED

Read me,

and you’ll know that I stand entirely for unfettered Freedoms.

Yes?

No?

Maybe?

It’s YES—

—so long as YOUR freedom doesn’t infringe mine, and mine doesn’t infringe yours.

Hold that thought … and we’ll look at the definition of ‘anarchy’—

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—and anyone knowing human behaviour will promptly think that ‘anarchy’ is not a good idea. Some people are thieves, others looters and/or murdering rapists, others are religious kooks who’ll do anything to make their god/s supreme (and all others grounds for murder).

Legal murder; it’s hee hoo time again:

 

HEE HOO HOLDS THE BIGGEST GUN

…  …  CAN LEGALLY DO NO WRONG

 

I THINK

we need objective laws.

It’s a common dream and everyone everywhere bleats along with it—the few exceptions are of course irrelevant unrealistic idealistic Cranks. I too think that laws, good strong laws coupled with the oomph to back ’em up are a good thing.

Sometimes …

NOW:

before I go any further with this it’s time for your ‘prescribed reading’ (in this instance, viewing) after which there will be neither test nor examination but you’ll feel better for it.

No?

Yes … now go get ’em, Tiger:                   finger-pointing-down

And tell me in words of one syllable whether you’d rather exist in a system based on objective laws or  … … … God’s Laws. (laws revealed to His Chosen by God).

YOUR CALL

I’m old enough not to care a hoot—by the time God gets elected here in NZ I’ll be gone, and I have no downlines.

So: does the thought of God ruling your own worry you at all?

Why should it? God, as we are often told, is infinitely merciful, all forgiving, all powerful and so compassionate you just wouldn’t believe … the only catch is—

—you have to believe

and believe with no hint of doubt. Definitely no questions.

Your call …

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HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

 

PIG IGNORANT

Fly Pig, left bigMUSLIM

IGNORANT PIG?

 

You be the judge—

 

Within days of the Christchurch mosque attacks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that New Zealand tourists who went to Gallipoli with bad intentions would be sent home in coffins like their grandfathers had been. New Zealand would pay, he said, for killing “50 of our siblings”.

—but you’d have to know a wee bit more about the issues first.

BEING HERE

I see that New Zealanders are falling over themselves in remorse for what an Australian visitor did to the faithful in their very own God’s house — where, if nowhere else on Earth, one might at least hope that God would have shown a wee bit of His vaunted compassions and looked after them a wee bit better. Thank God He spared some of them, I say …

SO WHY SINGLE OUT

the very people who had taken those folks in, and looked after them? Don’t ask me, go ask God from whom all blessings flow. (Or Erdogan)(same thing, apparently).

In the meantime although I’d be ostracised for saying it (so I don’t say it—not here in NZ at any rate):

Why does Islam export its followers to a once semi-secular nation?

I answer yet again that it is entirely for purposes of colonisation. We in New Zealand are being colonised—again—as surely as a hundred and more years ago. Europe also. Don’t ask … just watch, and think.

IT IS SAFE TO CONCLUDE

that given modern technology*  the entire world may well be Muslim in just a few generations.

But so long as the concept of Reincarnation remains a hypothesis (just another religious belief?) then don’t fret, it may not happen. For you. Islam is coming, soon, to a neighbourhood near you but not (I hope) just yet. If reincarnation be real then ye may well reap what ye are sowing.

In the meantime—

—watch in awe as the Politically Correct don’t merely surrender your hard-won values and Rights, they actively throw them away.

BUT DO NOT FRET

the love, peace, kindness and compassion of Islam is coming—soon—if not for you, then definitely for your descendants. Enjoy~!

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* And Political Correctness

 

THE NEW BAILEY, LONDON

YEAR 2029

 

skull & bones

 

“So, Mr abdul … why did you murder your younger sister?”

“Objection, M’Lord—my client didn’t murder no-one.”

“Killed his younger sister, dammit—and she was still at high-school!”

“But he is a Muslim, Sir! And she openly declared at the dinner table that night that she wasn’t convinced that Allah, as described, genuinely exists—she was leaving the fai—”

“Oh? Muslim, going apostate? Case dismissed!”

“Not quite, M’Lord — Mr Abdul is suing for damages. It will be in the millions against the court for denying his religious freedoms, liberties—and his Rights!!!”

” … … … Eek! Let’s not be too hasty, I’m sure we can work something out—come see me in my chambers after work …”

dodo

 

WTF DEPT: 180319

pc, notOpening with a quote—

“New Zealand judges rarely sentence people who have committed multiple offences to serve their sentences consecutively. Instead, they serve them concurrently – which means the same spell of jail time is served for all the crimes.

“In the United States, offenders usually get consecutive sentences and so much longer time in prison – for example, financial criminal Bernie Madoff is serving a 150-year tariff.

“The longest sentence given to a multiple murderer in modern times was the 30-year non-parole term (meaning the earliest date he can apply for parole) given to William Bell, who killed three people and left another close to death in a gun attack …”

Sourced:   CLICK HERE 

—and I stand with mixed feelings:

  • I hold human life as sacred
  • Islam is on a War of Conquest*
  • Islamics do exactly that to innocents, themselves
  • all over the place (when they feel safe enough)

SO MY BASIC INSTINCTS FOR

self-protection clash head-on with my humanism. Ouch.

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in New Zealand is good law and ‘moral fibre’.

By good law I mean law based on Reality; rational law, realistic law; and law that is applicable equally to all. Law wherein there are no ‘special’ exemptions or excuses—law that is indeed blind to colour, ethnic derivation, creed.

As a Humanist I am primarily a Freedom-ist. NOT a ‘god-ist’. Gods exist only in the minds of their victims.

I believe in Freedom, personal liberty; and intercourse based on real values with the free exchange of values.

This could help explain my atheism and total contempt for religions: show me a religion based on my principles?

You can’t. And you’ll be wandering the world for a very long time with your sputtering candle, searching). (NOTE: I judge by what they actually do, not by what they claim.)

Show me, and you may just score a convert.

IN THE MEANTIME AND REGARDLESS

of any sentencing by judges desperate to appear ‘cool’ … one has to ask:

Given that everything is The Will Of God

 

—what possible grounds might any religious person have for complaint?

Kismet

* And has been for hundreds of years—sometimes active and hot, other times quietly by stealth—yet it never stops.

AT LAST!

pcSomeone who thinks the same as I do about

DAYLIGHT ‘SAVING’ TIME

which as far as I’m concerned is a colossal waste* . Try this on for size—

“As well, there’s a measurable productivity hit in the immediate aftermath of the change. A 2013 study found the lost hour cost the U.S. economy around $434 million.”

—if it fits, this guy has a whole article on it:  CLICK HERE 

And if you are versed in the movie ‘National Treasure’ I still think that the plot hinges on an alignment that would occur just once a year … (pretty blonde, though). But wait, here’s more—

About 74 per cent (10,090) of submissions were in favour of eliminating daylight saving time, with 24 per cent (3,271) opposed to the bill. One per cent (201) were undecided.

sourced: CLICK HERE

In New Zealand a large percentage of our income comes from dairy cows. And cows are punctual in their habits, which makes even a one hour shift unpleasant for all concerned; a totally unnecessary one hour shift that should be abolished. (And would be if enough voters were to actually think about it …)

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a pretty blonde doing her thing

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a New Zealand dairy cow

dodo

a New Zealand dairy farmer accepting his status quo

 

* And inconvenience (which netted some blasted politicians a few votes years ago) (and one that we all still and will pay for).

 

THIS STINKS

pc and is every bit—though few will agree with, or even recognise my point—as bad as what it purportedly opposes:

Nazi Grandma,’ 88, Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Germany

Why?

Why would a humanist like moi cast aspersions upon the brain dead morality-deprived wannabe dogooders ani* of Germany?

AT THE RISK

of insulting such few readers as I have—

THINK ABOUT IT

—and if you can’t see any contradictions between ‘Free Speech’ and shutting people up for speaking …

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Weeelll, I have this wonderful bridge for sale—only slightly used, in Sydney Harbour. Free for removal, in fact … just stick a few bucks in my Swiss accounts and it’s all yours.

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Was that sarcasm, Sir?”

“Not this time Cutie. That was bitterness. But don’t fret—just study form, then off you go and vote.”

“… for Freedom, Truth, Justice and Free Speech, Sir?”

“You got it, Kid …”

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* It’s the plural of ‘anus’. (For you Americans it translates as ‘assholes’…)

 

BEST OF

panaceaEVERYTHING

can be a shock. (Especially when some misfit makes admissions~TUT!)

WE IN NEW ZEALAND

are the definitive World beaters at absolutely everything. It’s a fact we imbibe at our mothers’ bottle, one we learn from educational Ground Zero (day one at school) and the lesson is reinforced everywhere—

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, little Virginia?”

“Can we really be the best worst too?”

“… … us kiwis can do anything, Kid.”

Now, where were we?

Oh, yes—today’s quote—

According to analysis carried out by NZ Initiative researcher Sam Warburton, the chance of a car occupant dying on the road was 41 per cent higher than it was in 2013, and 12 per cent higher than last year.

So, what’s going on? Is it smartphones? Is it a lack of proper driver training? Is it foreign drivers? Not wearing seatbelts? Unsafe vehicles? Alcohol? Drugs? Road condition? Speed? Experts are struggling to answer these questions, and the Ministry of Transport has undertaken at least three studies into the road toll since 2013 which have led to nothing definitive.

to read from source:  CLICK HERE 

Struggling to answer—and they are experts?

Here’s more from the same non-expert—

We’re quick to blame tourists for accidents, but ask tourists what they think of us behind the wheel. The feedback is consistent. We are angry, tail-gating, intolerant, ill-mannered monsters who view our vehicles as an extension of our……selves.

doomed

… and I just love it …

ME?

My opinions? Oh really? Gosh …

So I shan’t venture my opinion. I’ll just give advice—

 

On our roads treat everyone

as if

they are out to kill you

given any opportunity

 

—and you won’t go too far wrong.

Actually, you won’t be too far wrong … (not for long, anyway).

 

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