Monday, 17 April 2017

Huffington Post Takes Down White Man Hating Post Because...

Not because it was a shameless piece of white man hating, click bait, racist, sexist twaddle or because of the virulent backlash they received but because it's author wasn't verified.

The reply I sent them through their Contact Us button
Yeah Right!

These people are shameless in their belief that they are the bastion of hope and truth and that everyone else is wrong.
The quote below is from their press release.

"The Huffington Post South Africa has received an onslaught of messages and comments from those angered by the blog, particularly via our email address inviting corrections from our readers. Here is a small sample:
1.      “I see a correction needs to be made on this article! The entire thing is misogynistic and also racist. If you could clear that up for me, that would be great.”
2.      “Congrats Huffingtonpost! You are now Officially the most racist website online! It was hard work, but just look at you now! PS Race is a social construct.”
3.      “Delete this article and fire this self-hating racist.”
4.      “Here’s a correction. Delete your entire website. You absolute psychopaths.”
5.      “Lets do an experiment: 1 – copy this article in MS word 2- Hit “Ctrl+R” and replace “White men” with any other group, gender or ethnic background. 3 – Read the article again…Are you offended? If you are, why are you printing this garbage?”
6.      “This article is racist towards white men. How can you allow this trash on your site? I’ve lost respect for huffpost, sorry, you are no categorized as junk along with the rest of the SJW trash that seems to persist on the internet.”
7.      “I think your editor meant to place this in the satire section or your local equivalent.” Otherwise – and I say this as a person sympathetic to progressive political causes – I suggest they take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask themselves “What the fuck is wrong with you?”
8.      “White monopoly? Tell it to the ancient Egyptians, ancient Chinese. Get OVER yourselves. Want more, black folk? WORK HARDER! Come up with your OWN economic system. Stop the “mouth crap” and build a better FvKKinq mousetrap.”
9.      “Suck my balls. The world owes you nothing.”
And that’s not the worst of it. We’ve excluded the overtly racist, sexist and violent comments that are quickly gathering in our inboxes.
Garland’s underlying analysis about the uneven distribution of wealth and power in the world is pretty standard for feminist theory. It has been espoused in many different ways by feminist writers and theorists for decades now. In that sense, there was nothing in the article that should have shocked or surprised anybody (or so we thought.)
It would appear that perhaps much of the outcry derives from a very poor reading of the article — or perhaps none at all. Dismantling the patriarchal systems that have brought us to where we are today, a world where power is wielded to dangerous and destructive ends by men, and in particular white men, necessarily means a loss of power to those who hold it. A loss of oppressive power. Those who have held undue power granted to them by patriarchy must lose it for us to be truly equal. This seems blindingly obvious to us…"

And now they snivel because the world rebelled at the hypocrisy shown by posting it in the first place and they don't like it.
Long may it continue.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sons of Anarchy

Watched this series a few months ago in a sort of mini binge. Saw a comment on Gab.AI and it reminded me of my roundup comment re the series...this is it
"You can tell some chick is involved in this, they've turned some of the greatest rock music of all time into sappy fucking simpering ballads, and it’s enough to make a man puke!
In all the years and all the gangs I've bumped up against from time to time, such as the Mongrel Mob, Black Power, Gypsy Jokers and the Finks, Southern Vikings, Headhunters and Nomads, I've never seen or heard of all this fucking man love and I have never FUCKING ever seen one of them kiss another. EVER!
Written by fags, chicks and wannabe's."
 The comment refers to gangs in two countries from a time when I was young and even more stupid than I am now and had a tendency to go places smarter people avoided.

Different days.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Rodney Hide still still supporting rampent immigration

WW My comments are in italics.
"The latest immigration statistics are good news. There’s nothing better than people wanting to come and live and work in your country. If it’s a problem, it’s a good one to have. Imagine the reverse. It’s only scary countries that build walls to keep people in, not out.
The statistics are a positive indicator that New Zealand is a good place to live and work.
And it’s not just foreigners thinking so but Kiwis, too. The net loss of New Zealanders was less than 2000 last year.
That compares with an average of over 25,000 for every year that Helen Clark was prime minister. The loss is not just economic and social. I well remember the concern when I was door-knocking that grandparents were losing out seeing their grandchildren grow up. It was sad. One proud grandad was worried his grandkids would be Wallabies, not All Blacks.
New Zealand is now a much more desirable place to live. Kiwis are voting for New Zealand with their feet.
I have nothing against immigration per se, just the way it is being used to flood the country with low skilled low value people and shutting out the next generation of employees ability to get on the job ladder that is already occupied by Indians and Chinese at permanently held down low rates. 
Nonetheless, the latest immigration statistics had opposition parties jumping up and down. For them, it was nothing but a horror.
Fully one-quarter of the permanent long-term arrivals were Kiwis coming home. That’s presumably a good thing." 
It's ludicrous that Kiwis coming home are counted in statistics. They aren't immigrants.
"Nineteen per cent were students. That’s presumably a good thing. Thirty-three per cent were work visas. They are going to be productive to New Zealand. And 13% had residency visas. They meet the government’s policy and were granted residency.
The concern of the opposition parties was infrastructure and jobs.
But the problem is not the people coming in but the people already here."
The student visa program needs to be radically overhauled as do the education providers. These institutions providing joke qualifications and a scheme allowing these people to gain residency here basically because the fork out 10 grand on a pointless tin pot degree. The claims that these education providers are good for the economy are plain wrong. The students should have their visas revoked at the end of there qualification and be returned to their country of birth. Residency should never happen.
"Every day I drive down Colombo St in Christchurch. On one side foreigners are constructing roading, pathways and buildings. On the other Kiwis are sitting in the street begging.
The infrastructure would not be being built if it weren’t for foreign workers.
It’s the same in industry after industry. Kiwis won’t work. Foreigners will."
This litany of Kiwis won't work is constantly being trotted out by employers that won't pay! It is offensive and disgusting and not true. There will always be those few that are completely unemployable.
"There is also the problem of drugs: Kiwis turn up to work refusing to be drug tested or failing to pass the drug tests. So much so, that I know of workplaces that have given up, sadly and reluctantly, on hiring Kiwis sent by Work and Income."
Another factoid blown out of proportion by employers attempting to gain access to cheap foreign labour to drive wages down and profits up.  
"Our hospitals would collapse without foreign workers. So too horticulture. I am sure every industry would suffer without foreign workers."
What many forget is by using these cheap under-qualified workers these industries are deliberately lowering the bar and reducing wages.
"No foreigners are begging in Colombo St. They haven’t the time. They are too busy working rebuilding the city following the devastating earthquakes.
We should be thankful for the great immigration statistics but we shouldn’t be blind to the question they pose. And it’s not the one the opposition parties are asking.
It’s how on earth can a healthy young man sit on his bum all day begging, grumpy with his lot, while foreigners work all around him rebuilding the city?"
Many migrants are undercutting our workforce, their skills and work ethic are marginal. 
How does Hide know that the person he saw is healthy? How does he know he is not mentally ill and incapable of holding a job? 
Hide and his former party are the immigrant party. They will destroy NZ culture in their undying quest for more corporate profit at the cost of the average Kiwi.  


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Letter To the US from John Cleese

 I'm sure this will go over most of their heads or offend them terribly.

To the citizens of the United States of America, in light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Theresa May, MP for the 97.8% of you who have, until now, been unaware there's a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America. Congress and the Senate are disbanded. A questionnaire circulated next year will determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid your transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. Look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Check "aluminium" in the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you pronounce it. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour'. Likewise you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary." Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up "interspersed." There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you should not have chat shows.

2. There is no such thing as "US English." We'll let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u'.

3. You should learn to distinguish English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). Scottish dramas such as 'Taggart' will no longer be broadcast with subtitles.You must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is "Devon." If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1.

5. You should stop playing American "football." There's only one kind of football. What you call American "football" is not a very good game. The 2.1% of you aware there is a world outside your borders may have noticed no one else plays "American" football. You should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every two seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies) You should stop playing baseball. It's not reasonable to host event called the 'World Series' for a game which is not played outside of America. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls' game called "rounders," which is baseball without fancy team stripe, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

6. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns, or anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler. Because you are not sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you need a permit to carry a vegetable peeler.

7. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday. It will be called "Indecisive Day."

8. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left. At the same time, you will go metric without the benefit of conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

9. Learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't French, they're Belgian though 97.8% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Potato chips are properly called "crisps." Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat.

10. The cold tasteless stuff you call beer is actually lager. Only proper British Bitter will be referred to as "beer." Substances once known as "American Beer" will henceforth be referred to as "Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine," except for the product of the American Budweiser company which will be called "Weak Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine." This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

11. The UK will harmonise petrol prices (or "Gasoline," as you will be permitted to keep calling it) for those of the former USA, adopting UK petrol prices (roughly $6/US gallon, get used to it).

12. Learn to resolve personal issues without guns, lawyers or therapists. That you need many lawyers and therapists shows you're not adult enough to be independent. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

13. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

14. Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Thank you for your co-operation.

* John Cleese [Basil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers, Sir Lancelot of Camelot (Monty Python & The Quest for the Holy Grail), Torquay, Devon, England]

Monday, 26 December 2016

An excellent summation of Israel and Palestine and the UN interference

The comment below from Patrica on Whale Oil Beef Hooked deserves more sunlight. (Edited)

Why the UN stickybeaks are wrong and have no right to act against Israel in the matter of the West Bank settlements
The West Bank is sovereign Israeli territory by right of conquest and conceded by Jordan, its previous owner, in order to end the 6 day war in 1967.

Palestine has never been a country, rather it refers to a region controlled by various empires. Between 1516 and 1917 it was part of the Ottoman Empire and from 1922 to 1948 the area was ruled by the British under a League of Nations mandate.
In 1947 the British declared that they were going to terminate their mandate over the region and the United Nations came up with a plan to split the area into two territories, one for the Jews and the other for the Palestinians. The Jews then declared the state of Israel and the neighbouring Arab nations of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt (with token contributions from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen) immediately invaded with the declared aim of the destruction of the Jewish state.

In the 18 months which followed the Israelis withstood the initial onslaught, then drove the Arabs out of most of the region, the exception being the Gaza strip, held by Egypt, and the West Bank which was taken by Jordan. It should be noted that the Palestinian’s Arab neighbours TOOK all the land they could for themselves; they did NOT create a state for the Palestinian’s. The UN did NOT wave its hands in the air and shout that Palestine should be returned to the Palestinians. With friends like those of the Palestinians’………
In 1967 the 6 day war resulted in the conquest of the West Bank territory by Israel and as part of the resulting peace treaty with Jordan, Jordan ceded that territory to Israel. Israel also took the Sinai Peninsular from Egypt and the Golan heights from Syria. Again, the UN did NOT jump up and down about the return of Palestine to the Palestinians!
After another decade or so of tension and conflict Israel negotiated peace with Egypt and Egypt has withdrawn its stated aim to destroy Israel. Israel has returned the Sinai Peninsular to Egypt and there has been a marked decrease in tension between the two nations, demonstrating Israel’s willingness to live harmoniously in the region if only its neighbours will withdraw the threat of destruction.

The same cannot be said for the Golan Heights which were regularly used to shell Israel until the Israelis took them in 1967. With no such recognition of Israel’s right to exist being forthcoming Israel has sensibly retained possession of the Heights.
In the West Bank and Gaza Strip Israel has taken significant steps towards allowing autonomous rule by the Palestinian Arabs, however this in the face of continued terrorist actions and repeated calls for Israel’s destruction; the willingness of Israel to allow the creation of an antagonistic state on its doorstep is understandably low.

There is no country of Palestine to return to the Palestinians and all borders that exist today do so by right of conquest or negotiation by the Israelis with their neighbours. This modern phenomenon of demanding that a conquering nation return the land it has won to the previous owners was not in play when the West Bank was taken and it was taken from Jordan, who had previously annexed it from the Palestinians, also by right of conquest. The West Bank is Israeli territory and the UN has no business dictating what they can and cannot build there. There is no breach of International law because Israel is not acting outside of its borders. All this has done is provide the Palestinians with a feeling of justification for more terrorist acts and the Israelis with confirmation that they need to suppress their Arab citizens if the state is to survive. Has it enhanced the prospects of peace in the region? I don’t think so.

The Palestinians within the borders of Israel are not a nation. They are disgruntled citizens who must learn to live peacefully with the Jews if they want to remain living in that land or relocate to a country whose government they prefer. Peaceful protest against discriminatory laws would be acceptable from people who were not crying “destroy Israel and kill the Jews”; as it is the Jews of Israel have good reason to fear removing their foot from the Palestinian throat.