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    Jacinda Ardern

    We need fossil fuels by Christie Photoshopped image credit: Technomage Mike Hosking points out the scandalous truth that we are in no position to walk away from fossil fuels, and to do so is economic sabotage. quote. We could produce our own coal, of course, in (hopefully) safe environments, but we are no longer allowed to because of a government that speaks to ideology before reality. quote. I don’t agree with this government’s position, but even if they are right, they do not seem to realise that taking a slam dunk approach, rather than a controlled and measured shift from fossil fuels to renewables, will either bring the country to a grinding halt or will cost us a fortune. My biggest fear is that it will be both. quote: Yes. If it seems deranged to you, that’s because it is. We are not exactly large emitters by world standards and there is almost nothing we can do that will make a difference anyway. quote. I respect everyone’s choice to do any of those things if they wish to but, to me, most of them are not practical. Try dropping the kids off at school on the back of a bike. quote. Well said, Mike. Couldn’t have put it better myself. My biggest fear is that these ideological lunatics will drive our healthy economy into the ground – a sad situation that could take decades to fix. I completely agree with Jacinda when she says that climate change is her generation’s ‘nuclear moment’. In the 1960s and 1970s, young people protested against a nuclear war that never actually happened. The similarities here are breathtaking.
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    Otaki Uh Oh!

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    Otaki Uh Oh!

    Track inspection underway.
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    Otaki Uh Oh!

    Anyone else see the horses at the back slip at the 500m especially Larima in last place.
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    J-L R.

    Only one predator Chevy.....Jamie-Lee Ross and of the worst kind. I don't think she has accepted the apology Crusty. Believed to be living apart at present. "At the epicentre is beleaguered MP Jami-Lee Ross. He has already lost his friendship with Bridges, his extramarital affair with another MP and allegations of sexual harassment and bullying have been exposed, and now he is understood to be living apart from his wife, fellow politician Lucy Schwaner."
  6. 1. Rotorua R5 - 2 2. Caulfield R3 - 8 3. Ashburton R7 - 3 4. Rotorua R7 - 3 5. Caulfield R5 - 6 6. Caulfield R6 - 10 7. Caulfield R7 - 3 8. Randwick R7 - 9 9. Caulfield R8 - 18 10. Caulfield R9 - 11 11. Caulfield R10 - 8
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    Jacinda Ardern

    New Zealand politics: A circus for self serving highly paid clowns by GP What we have seen from the Labour Party during their term in opposition and what we are now seeing from the National Party brings into question the state of New Zealand politics. One only has to view Question Time to find the answer. To start with the speaker, an ex-school teacher, runs the house like a class of primary one children giving and deducting numbers of questions. Pathetic. The only justification for this is indeed most of them behave as if they are in primary one. Let’s look at the main Parties: Credit: SonovaMin In respect of the Labour party, most ministers are completely out of their depth and often struggle to answer a question correctly. The achievements of the government to date are in accordance with what is on show in parliament. We have a prime minister who appears to think GDP is a Grand Display of Parenthood. Her understanding of economics is abysmal. Her Finance minister is not much better. Running the country is not like starring in a Hollywood movie. Unfortunately, it is obviously something that is beyond the competence of this lady. In respect of New Zealand First they have a leader who, as Deputy Prime Minister, is intent on being the House’s Court Jester. His attempts at humour are embarrassing in the extreme and it is irritating to watch his group of childish sycophants applaud or laugh at his every attempt at so-called humour. It is high time that the speaker threatened him with expulsion from Question Time. The playing of Burning Bridges to the media pack this week was nothing short of a juvenile attempt to be funny; but if he had a modicum of intelligence he would know that all he achieved was bringing Parliament into disrepute. Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker In respect of the Greens, there is little to be said beyond the fact that, collectively, they are a disgrace to Parliament. They are a far left outfit masquerading as an environmental party. They are a joke. Like the prime minister, they are ideologically driven, intent on taking the country down a very dangerous path. Winston Peters has aligned himself with a left-wing agenda which is being implemented by the Left the world over. It is in accordance with the UN plan which has as its aim a World government. We all know what sort of government that would be. National has now created a mess of its own making. This is inexcusable from a party that until now has prided itself on discipline and unity. It is particularly galling from a party that, one on one, has far more to offer than the current government both in ability and policy. In the light of all the above one can only conclude that politics in this country is in a sorry state. Politicians, by and large, seem to have forgotten that they are there to serve the people who voted them in. Parliament is not a circus for self serving highly paid clowns. It is a place where we entrust those elected to make responsible decisions on our behalf. This, sadly, is not happening in the current parliament.
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    Miss America Beauty Pageant?

    It will be open to blokes also by the looks of it: Transgender male wins women’s cycling competition by Christie Pink News reports: quote. A trans-identified male, Rachel McKinnon, has won another women’s cycling title, the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. end quote. Trans-identified? Is this yet another gender? A trans person who identifies as a trans person, but is not a trans person? Is that what this means? Who knows? Or, for that matter, who cares? If you look closely at the above photograph, it is absolutely clear that the winner is physically completely different from the other two. By a country mile. The winner is thicker in stature, with much stronger legs and a completely different upper body. The winner has no breasts to speak of – at least as far as I can see. The winner is, clearly, actually a man. We seem to have come a very long way in a short time. Here are the rules at present. quote: In 2016, the International Olympics Committee scrapped a policy which meant trans athletes had to have undergone gender reassignment therapy followed by two years of hormone therapy in order to compete. They now allow trans men to take part in men’s competitions without restriction, though trans female athletes have to show their testosterone level has been below a designated level for at least a year before competing. end quote. Once, it was only people who had had the sex change operation who could play sports for the opposite sex. Then it was those who had lower levels of testosterone. Now… it seems that forcing men to lower their testosterone levels to qualify to compete in women’s sports is a violation of human rights. quote. McKinnon says that making him suppress his body’s natural testosterone production in order to compete in women’s sporting events is a violation of his human rights. end quote. You know what the violation of human rights is here? It is men being allowed to take part in women’s competitions. That is a serious breach of human rights for women. Women’s sports are now clearly under threat, and what is really strange is that feminists are saying nothing about it. Instead of standing up for women in a situation that is grossly unfair to biological females, their silence supports the stance of those who deliberately rort the system to get on the podium, when they were unable to do it as a member of their own sex. If ever there was a reason, as Jacinda seems to think, why girls drop out of sport, then this has to be it. Girls do sometimes lose interest, but then so do boys. Boys, however, don’t have to go through all the hard work, training and sacrifices that women do in their sports… only to turn up on race day and get beaten by a man. That is the sad state of women’s sports today. Something needs to be done about it.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Or have an enquiry to sweep it under the carpet as Labour did over the Young Labour Summer Camp sex scandal. Never to be heard about again.
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    Channel 2 idiots, Hesi et al

    Perhaps Hesi is Jami-Lee Ross. Same pattern forming.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    A despicable vile piece of work indeed. Surely will be un-employable. Whoever would want to be associated with this low scumbag.
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    Danielle Johnson's Blog RaceCafe Exclusive.#2

    Danielle had a great day at Te Aroha this afternoon winning the last three races. If anyone hasn't seen it go and watch the ride on Supera in R9. Particularly watch the start and the great effort to stay in the saddle. Lost six lengths at the start and still won. Well done Danielle.
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    Global Warming / Climate Change

    We swapped energy self sufficiency for climate change flag waving by Suze Just where did this short-sighted government think we were going to source our power from when they shut the door on oil and gas exploration and alerted the mining industry that their neck was also on the chopping block? Effectively, we become environmental parasites, happy to accept products from countries indulging in unethical practices while we wave the flag of environmental purity. Pure hypocrisy. Unfortunately, our government made its decision to pursue a nebulous climate change agenda and to shut down our established and potential oil, gas and mining industries. <img class="wp-image-415686 size-large" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?resize=630%2C473&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="630" height="473" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?resize=630%2C473&amp;ssl=1 630w, https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?resize=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?resize=500%2C375&amp;ssl=1 500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Huntly-power-station.jpg?w=836&amp;ssl=1 836w" sizes="(max-width: 630px) 100vw, 630px" data-recalc-dims="1" data-pagespeed-url-hash="2360278098"/> Huntly Power Station on the banks of the Waikato river Now a newspaper reports that Genesis Energy Chief Executive Marc England warns Genesis is running out of fuel. Quote. We are close to pushing the button on some coal imports because we need to keep our stocks up at Huntly so that we can keep the lights on. Genesis Energy is looking at importing coal as it grapples with a tight wholesale electricity market and a shortage of gas.” End of quote. Well if this doesn’t confirm the coalition government’s proclivity to sabotage our economic future by dealing a swift uppercut to the energy sector, I don’t know what will. Quote. When we do that (import coal), New Zealand is suddenly not self-sufficient for its energy,” he said. Added to the supply/demand problem was the planned outage of Unit-5, a highly-efficient, gas-fired turbine at Huntly, for five weeks later this month and next month. Unit 5, which serves 400,000 households, is already running at half its capacity due to the gas shortage. “It’s a bit of a warning for the change that New Zealand will have in a world without gas.” End of quote. We will no longer be self sufficient for our energy, we will have swapped energy self sufficiency for climate change enthusiast flag waving. Did anyone in the current government realise what would happen? Did any of the opposition think it might be a problem? What are we paying our politicians for? This is a very big turnaround for resource rich New Zealand and it’s not just the energy sector that will be hurting. The latest MBIE report on the manufacturing sector lists some basic goods manufactured here that will be affected by energy price and availability. Quote. A large part of manufacturing in New Zealand – as is the case in most developed economies – is focused on the production of low and medium-low technology goods e.g. food and beverage products, metal products, textiles, plastics, paper, lumber and building materials.” End of quote. In the twinkling of an eye we are at the mercy of international oil, gas and coal supply and pricing while our own resources lie neglected.