Friday, September 30, 2011

It is death for me.. It is death for me ... It is life for me....It is life for me

The words from Ka Mate  haka,  translated to English. In the title are words that the administrators of this site might want to think about. I am the left wing guy deleted again by you  but for no reason I can see other than I used this quotation from Pablo at Kiwipolitico

" Better yet, with its economy hollowed out and its military stretched across the globe fighting to preserve a status quo increasingly under siege, perhaps it would be wise for the US public to drop the blinders and reflect on the fact that it many ways the US is starting to look like the USSR in the 1980s–a military power increasingly left without the economic or political foundation to regulate the international system rather than simply clinging on to a role it once had, and which may never be again (remembering that the difference between a superpower and a great power is that the former intervenes in the international system (often using war as a systems regulator) in order to defend systemic interests, while the latter intervenes in the international system in order to defend national interests). "

I guess a guy calling it as he see's it in the South Pacific is a major worry for the USA and hence my deletion but please Friendburst stop the  bloody hypocrisy

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What the fuck ? You  kick me from the site because you hate free speech and the have the audacity to send me not only that but more emails.

I realise you are a Republican site I will respect your right wing bias and accept that you don't want my perspective but for the sake of all that is bloody fair in this world  get the fuck out of my life. Stop emailing me or prove that you understand the world is a lot bigger than America

I was astonished you removed my post and profile

" IHstewart:
That is downright weird! It is one thing to engage in escapism, as grey ghost mentions. But denial of reality and deletion of entire post on what is a supposedly open forum demonstrates a serious sense of insecurity.
Problem for the fearful is that deleting your post does not remove the obvious facts stated in it."

So was Pablo. 

Have you the courage to let this profile live ? This post to stand ?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It is all shit and Kevin should be shot.

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Ha fucking ha Kevin you have deleted me twice this week, not just my blog my profile  why ? Well I am guessing because I critised the USA, actually I did I quoted  am American Pablo guess his observations were scary and deleting me and hiding under the blanket was safer for you. Or are you now a brave new world site that loves the right an finds Palins verbal  ( ;and actual )  farts akin to perfume

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Invisible People TV

A few days ago Pablo at Kiwipolitico who is touring America made an interesting observation on the way reality TV shows have changed in the USA

" In recent months the reality concept has focused on the impact of economic misery, albeit from a tangential angle. The most popular shows, led by those on a channel called “True TV–not reality, but actuality”–are those that cover the flow-on effects of economic hardship."

That sort of astonished me, and maybe in some ways it is it just being brutally honest although making money out of someone misery doesn't strike as very ethical. I didn't give it much thought because my reaction to reality TV is to reach for the remote.

I went back today to have a read of the comments and this one caught my attention. By L_F.

" Pablo, The sad and seldom told reality on misery in the US, Canada and other places, is demonstrated on Invisible People TV. It was the best of times and the worst of times…"

 I went and had a look at Invisible People TV it is a blog and was impressed. I think you should take the time to have a read. I have no idea who the author is but when one of his subject Catherine  quoted Gandhi I realised something.

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” 

This guy gets it I am going to give you Terra's story but trust me there are no shortage of stories.

" I met Terra in Toronto, Canada. An outreach nurse who had been helping her connected us. Terra is a wonderful, gorgeous 25 year-old woman who has lived on the streets for 5 months.
Terra tells a very real story about life on the streets. She doesn’t like shelters because she was beat up in one, so she sleeps on the streets or in parks.
I hope Terra’s story will stay in your heart and mind as it has with me. After this interview we took her to get some food. She is intelligent and funny, she just needs some extra love and compassion to change her life. The good news is the outreach nurse I was with is filled with that extra love and compassion, and will do everything she can to find Terra some help. 
Please support all health and medical outreach services in your community."

I will post the video in the comments but it occurs to me this is the reason we should pay our taxes. If we are privileged enough to have a job, house, family support we are rich. This is a Canadian story  and I am not having a crack at Canada this is a problem the world over. It pisses me off because it doesn't need to be this way, as Midnight Oil have pointed out in previous blogs of mine " There is enough for every one "

Some of you will blame Terra, you are wrong to do so. It takes a village to bring up a child, we failed her. She isn't only in Toronto, she is in Auckland, Canberra, L.A., Paris. She Caucasian, Asian, Black, Maori, she is our daughter our sister.

Thank you Invisible People TV.

Monday, September 19, 2011

9-11, America and are you mad ?

Hi America
Remember me ? I am the guy who tells the truth, you have deleted me for it but  please Kelvin & Karen do not think for a second deleting me will work to shut me up. I will  attack the stupidity that is America and so I lean again on Pablo at Kiwiolitico who just points out Americas failings.

My  personal favorite quote

"...Better yet, with its economy hollowed out and its military stretched across the globe fighting to preserve a status quo increasingly under siege, perhaps it would be wise for the US public to drop the blinders and reflect on the fact that it many ways the US is starting to look like the USSR in the 1980s–a military power increasingly left without the economic or political foundation to regulate the international system rather than simply clinging on to a role it once had, and which may never be again.."


Friday, September 16, 2011

Here come the men in black

Just watched the All Blacks demolition  if the Cherry Blosoms ( Yup people that is the name of the Japanese team ) on what has been a particularly bad day for me, a flood last night after some plumbing failure and now I have carpets up and an industrial  dehumidifier and air blowers  drying things out. So I guess the All Blacks kiling of Japan was good but the Japanese never gave up and actually scored a try, we won 83 - 7 .

The Cherry Blossems are coached by All Black  great John Kirwin

Today they might have gone down but they did more they played attacking rugby, and against the All Blacks that will not get you home, both the Scottish and Irish have gone down this road and abandond it, instead reverting to the awful northern hemisphere boring defensive rugby. The score does not reflect the match the Japanese gave us a genuine hit out they might well scare a few teams.

The All Blacks, mixed feelings  they will improve though and hell I hope this works

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We have it covered.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Swimming nude with whales. ( Contains nudity )

I have to say the article is just about unreadable but the photos are great

Natalie Davis Seneke is a Russian scientist pictured swimming naked with beluga whales

From my interpretation of the article the whales don't like swimming with guys in wet suits but a hot naked Russian woman is a different proposition altogether.

" Beluga whales are known to revealing human-like facial expression known experiment of two whales one called 'Materna,' the other side called 'Ni Erma', they seem to enjoy and Natalia were swim underwater feeling. The naked tame white whale experiments in Russia's Murmansk region of northwestern Baihai Hai domain. staff will be surrounded by a sea, whales and dolphins to prevent escape, and then allow the trainer to tame these breast-feeding animals, and finally they are transported to the Dolphinarium around the world and many conservationists believe that this approach is too cruel. "

That is a bit sad if I have understood it properly hell swim naked with whales by all means hell I would love to swim naked with Natalie as well but why the hell would you want to remove them from the ocean  and stick them in a swimming pool.

" Russian female scientist Natalie Davis Senke naked Yaa temperature of only minus 1.5 degrees Celsius jumped into the water in the trying to tame two white whales. Natalia is a dive master, was chosen because of oceanographers nude told her, do not like the contact with the white whale man-made materials, such as diving suits."

Actually on second thoughts I might ask Natalie to join me in the tropical  Pacific Islands  to get naked with some whales.

Rugby World Cup, 9 / 11 and the Americam Eagles

Well the RWC is up and running and a couple of thing are becoming very obvious already,  the rugby super powers  New Zealand, South Africa, England and possibly France  along with the great Powers Ireland ,Scotland, Wales, Argentina, and to a lesser extent Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Italy, Japan, Australia and the minnows such as the USA, Canada and Namibia are far closer to each other than ever before.

I will get back to the American Eagles later on but  the TV news just reported that the at half time the score line was Ireland 3  America 0 that is a penalty kick that is a massive result for the Eagles remember the Eagles are armatures in a professional sport.

Japan played France today and bloody hell they were competitive until the last  20 minutes within a converted try for a win. The French looked decidedly average, not below average but average that tells a story the French emerged with a 47 -21 but the score did not reflect the match. Scotland played Romania and as the match drew to a close Romania were 24 - 21 up, the Scots  came back to win with a 34 -24 victory. In Dunedin the English  had  to face Argentina and came close to losing.

A bit of an irony here the English in an all black  strip  ( with a Maori design included ) had they added a Maori design to their white strip we would have  applauded them, to take our colour in New Zealand  is just stupid the All Blacks will not forget that, should we meet.

OK it is 9 /11 today in New Zealand and  America  you can be proud of your Eagles but also your Marines, your Ambassador either wheeled out or brought in  a Marine band contingent  and the Eagles  along with the Marines  and the NZ Fire Service paid tribute in  New Plymouth  the Eagles home for the World Cup.

America you have sent us a great ambassador  David Huebner he gets us and we get him.

" Today I had the solemn honor of participating in a memorial service to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9-11, at St Andrew’s Church in New Plymouth. Led by my friend the Reverend Kim Francis, the memorial drew more than 500 Kiwis, Americans, Irish, and others to pray, sing, remember, and show solidarity.
Our Marine Band joined St Andrew’s choir to provide music. I was joined at the front of the congregation by the entire USA Eagles team and other special friends including Mayor Harry Duynhoven and the Mayoress, MP Jonathan Young, and my colleagues Ambassador Frankie Reed, Special Representative Reta Jo Lewis, and ANP Desk Officer Michele Petersen. "

Actually  we might just keep him after his term is up.

Trust me America the real person who got to us was a Marine in charge of the band  he looked at the camera  and told the truth. He told us  about the  " World In Union " the song for the  Rugby World Cup, he told us that Al Qeada had tried to devide the world. He told of the determination of New Zealand  and the United States not to let this happen.

Today wasn't about Rugby. Tonight is. Good luck Eagles.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

We stuffed that up

My boss was involved with some of the festivities to mark the opening of the Rugby World Cup, he left work early and when I said I thought I would be fine to leave at the usual time he raised his eyebrows and gave me a look that suggested I was mad. I responded by explaining everyone was using public transport and that had shaved 15 minutes off my trip into work that morning. I also felt it was important we kept the office open, well the boss read the situation we were in far better than me. From today's NZHerald

" For a Waiheke man who was relying on public transport to get him to the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, it couldn't have gone more wrong last night.
Brian Brooke, of Waiheke, bought two tickets to last night's opening match with the main intention of watching the opening ceremony.
However, when Mr Brooke and his companion begun their journey yesterday afternoon at Waiheke Island's ferry terminal they were told the ferry was not carrying anyone to Auckland.
So, he decided to get his son to take the pair across the harbour on his boat, before trying to catch a train to Eden Park.
"The whole time we were there there was loud speaker announcements being made but you couldn't hear a word anyone was saying, it was just loud speaker announcements constantly and everyone looking at each other."
After waiting thirty minutes for a train and then thirty minutes on a train which was not moving they decided to make the hour-long walk to Eden Park. "

 Well excuse me  Auckland, he was not alone it was a problem for 2000 people who had bought tickets and I gather the tickets were on average about $400, they had been advised to use public transport unfortunately that effected my trip home. Auckland dropped the ball big time.

"Two areas of under-performance clearly require immediate attention. Auckland's public transport system failed to deliver to the required standard," Mr McCully said.

"In spite of reasonably successful trial events, there is no escaping the fact that last night's performance was short of the standard required. Urgent steps will now need to be taken to ensure that these matters are rectified before the next large Eden Park match next weekend."

This was a total fuck up and if the politicians left  / right &  local / national want to remain in office they should bloody fix it. If they fail to fix it they should not stand for re-election.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It all starts tomorrow. RWC

A look a pool B today with assistance from Keeping Stock

  • Argentina
  • England
  • Georgia
  • Romania
  • Scotland

  • This is one of the more fascinating pools, where three doesn't go into two, and a very good international team will miss out on the post-section phase of the tournament. Logic suggests that it will be one of Scotland or Argentina, but we have seen logic go out the window at previous World Cup tournaments.

    I really want Scotland to get through but of the big three in this pool, the Argentina Pumas are a bit like the French they can be brilliant or hopeless and I suspect all of them play professionally in Europe and mostly in France. The Pumas will join the Tri Nations  ( Australia, South Africa, New Zealand ) next year and I am guessing it will no longer be the Tri Nations.  

    Pool B gets right down to business this week, with what should be one of the highlights of the pool; England versus Argentina at Dunedin's new Forsyth Barr Stadium. Dunedin should go off this weekend, and the outcome of this match will have significant consequences for the progress of the pool. The winner will be well on the way to qualifying for the quarter-finals; for the loser, the sudden-death phase of the tournament begins early. This match kicks off at 8.30pm on Saturday night, and is in our must-watch category.

    A couple of points here, Dunedin is Gaelic for Edinburgh, why the hell the organisers based the Scots in Auckland is beyond me, from memory the English are based in Dunedin it was a poor decision and will not help the Scots. Forsyth Barr Stadium   sorry the RWC  rules prevent it being known by its sponsors name fucking ridiculous, but no more rediculous than the fact that the new stadium cost $200 million and Dunedin the city I grew up in is just about bankrupt because of it. Why the hell the good people of Dunedin had to buy Sky Sport a new stadium is beyond me.

    Later matches to excite in Pool B will be Argentina versus Scotland at Wellington on 25 September, and one of rugby's most historic fixtures, Scotland versus England at Auckland on 1st October. Although the Calcutta Cup will not be at stake in the latter match, it should be a thrilling last-round clash between the Six Nations rivals

    Georgia and Romania make up the numbers, and both sides will be looking for credibility. The Romanians were among the darlings onf the inaugural RWC in 1987 whilst the presence of both Georgia and Russia suggest that rugby is gaining a following in Eastern Europe. That has to be good for the game, and their participation here will be more than welcome. We might even pop over to Palmerston North to watch the Georgia versus Romania match on 28 September.

    Predictions: Hmmmm. England will be tough, Argentina will bring a formidable forward pack, and the Scots have been the Six Nations improvers in 2011. We'll sit on the fence just for a couple of days; Pool B is too close to call.

    To be brutally honest I think my beloved Scots the team I love most after the All Blacks are not going to make it. I will look at ticket availability and price for the Scotland  England match and if they are reasonable and available I will  get out my kilt and head down to Eden Park.

    It starts on Friday. RWC

    Ok there are a few Australians, one Irishman, and a Englishman who read this blog and might understand what I am talking about. Actually I emailed one of New Zealand's best sports bloggers Keeping Stock and asked if I could reproduce some of his thoughts on the Rugby World Cup, mainly because I think about rugby in a very similar way to him but also he actually has a better knowledge of the game than me. ( Keeping Stock is also a political blogger on the sensible right and a Christian, he is a man I respect and that might surprise some of my Friendburst readership on the right ).

    Keeping Stock has been largely focused on pool play and starts with pool A

  • Canada
  • France
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Tonga

  • " Who advances from this pool will be largely dependant upon two matches; New Zealand versus France on 24 September in Auckland, and France versus Tonga at Wellington on 1 October. 

    The New Zealand vs France match assumes huge importance in terms of the overall tournament. The team that qualifies the highest from this pool will have an easier path through to the money rounds. Tho pool winner will face likely either Scotland or Argentina in the quarter-finals whereas the pool runner-up will very likely face England. 

    Thus the France vs New Zealand match will be an early test of both teams' mettle. We understand that this match is already a sellout, and just two weeks into the tournament, it should be an absolute ripper of a game. " 

    Some very astute observations. I agree with his next point totally.

    " France on the other hand are the enigmas of world rugby. They can be awful one day, and brilliant the next. We hope that they don't have one of those days that only the French can have when the play New Zealand. And if they lose to New Zealand, don't rule out the possibility of Tonga beating them in the final pool match, especially if they have had a hard physical contest with the All Blacks; c'est La France! 

    Japan and Canada will try hard, but it's unrealistic to expect that either of them will threaten the front-running teams. But their participation is welcome, and they will bring their own style and kaupapa to this global event. "

    ( The French )

    The  French are just bloody schizophrenic in rugby. On form they should qualify  second behind New Zealand but if they have a blinder then it will be us qualifying second, this can't be ruled out the French have sent us ( New Zealand  ) home twice in previous World Cups. With regard to Tonga well they arrived on Monday in New Zealand and bloody hell the number of Tongan Supporters heading to the airport to welcome them caused massive traffic jams in Auckland. I was caught up in it  when heading home, I would not be surprised to see Tonga beat the French if they are hammered by us. Canada and Japan are just making up the numbers but the idea of the World Cup is to use the  money it generates to develop the sport globally.

    Sunday, September 4, 2011

    Child sexual abuse is not funny.

    Farrar at Kiwiblog  spotted this at the Hand Mirror by Ludditejurno

    In praise of mothers who don’t think child abuse is funny

    " Trigger warning – please be careful with this post – it is deliberately provocative.

    Imagine this. You’re a woman. You live with your partner and your daughter. One night, your partner has gone out to a Christmas party by himself. When he comes home, it’s late, he’s drunk, he fancies a shag, you don’t.

    You say “no, thanks” and go to sleep.

    In the wee hours of the morning, you wake up. Something’s not quite right. You open your eyes properly and look around. Your beautiful little girl, all of four years old, has jumped into bed with you.

    Your partner has pulled down her pyjama pants. He was removed her night-time nappy. He has his mouth where her tiny, four year old genitals are.

    You probably shout or scream. You probably grab your daughter and pull her away from him. You probably can’t quite believe what you’ve just seen, and desperately wish you hadn’t. You probably try to control what you want to say and do to him, because you have a little, confused girl in your arms who needs a cuddle, who needs help to put her nappy and pyjamas back on properly.

    He says “I was confused, I thought it was you.”

    You don’t believe this. You don’t wear nappies to bed. And you had already told him, that night, that you didn’t want to have sex.

    Who knows how much you talk about it that night – but you decide you have to report this to the Police. You’re not sure why your partner would lie about trying to do adult sexual things with your daughter, but you don’t want her to be at risk. You don’t know what to believe. Could this happen again? Has he done this before? You don’t know. But you can’t risk your little four year old girl. You talk to people. No one else wants to believe it either.

    When you tell the Police, he is furious. He made a mistake, he was drunk, it could happen to anyone. Don’t you care about him? What about his career, he’s a comedian, he makes people laugh, this will ruin everything. He just wants a chance to show you and your daughter how much he loves you. But he has to get a lawyer, because the Police investigate.

    It’s in the papers. He tells people that whoever told the Police did it out of spite, to get back at him. It was a genuine mistake, and the report to the Police was malicious, but he’s distancing himself from that bad person now.

    The case drags on and on. Even though the court tells reporters they can’t say who you are, who your daughter is, you know everyone knows. Everyone in your lives. They all have opinions about what you should do. Most of them don’t think it’s that big a deal. You don’t want to tell them the details of what you saw, and anyway, you’re not supposed to talk about it.
    You might never want to see him again, or you might beg him to go talk to someone professional. Your daughter is behaving differently, crying at night and being very clingy. She doesn’t want to take off her nappy. She wants to see her dad, but she doesn’t want to be alone with him.

    You see, over and over again, what you woke up to that night. Flashbacks, other people call it. You feel like you’re there.

    The trial is called off for now, because they say they can find no evidence. You don’t understand, doesn’t what you saw count? Doesn’t what your daughter says count?

    He tries again. So does his family. Why do we have to do this? Come on now, let’s just forget it and things can get back to normal. Stop making a fuss. He loves you. He loves your daughter. He will never do anything like that again.

    You stay strong. Your lawyers stay strong. The trial goes ahead, fifteen months later. The lawyers talk. He doesn’t want to go to prison, and he knows he will if the court believes you and your daughter, if you get to tell them what happened that night.

    Your lawyers do a deal. He says he did it, he did try to do sexual adult things with your four year old daughter. He says he is guilty. You don’t have to talk in court after all.

    You go back for sentencing. The judge says your partner needs to get back to making people laugh as soon as possible. She said what happened wasn’t so bad, and he had suffered enough, and anyway it wasn’t like real child abuse, because that happens in secret. He doesn’t have to go to prison, or have counselling, or do community work. He is free.

    Your life has changed forever. So has your daughter’s. None of this was funny.

    UPDATE: With thanks to a commenter - actually, you might know he has done this before. Because he's previously been charged with unlawful sexual connection. This just gets better and better."

    Like Farrar I have been thinking about how to blog this, this is not the type of offending that deserves a discharge without conviction, remember he pleaded guilty. I also can't believe he has name supression given Ludditejouno's update.

    Hat tip Hand Mirror  and Kiwiblog

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Spell check and metro-sexual Max

    Back in the day's of MySpace I had a good ANZAC mate  from over the ditch  called Max. Max was  and is one of the good guys I think of him as a hand brake trying pointlessly to reign in my outrage and  deal with my appalling spelling. Well Max you were wasting your time mate it was good advise I thought but clearly you were wrong.

    " Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!"

    That is sort of screws  Max. It also endorses my right to be as ignorant and stupid as the right wing Christians who inhabit this site.