Media watch – Saturday

16 December 2017

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  1. sorethumb

     /  December 16, 2017

    8.20 Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) – The Proper Procedure – Kim Hill
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday

    He’s no Jim Bolger/Paul Spoonely (“what is being taken from them?”)

    We had a pleasant afternoon together, discussing various topics. Daniels/Dalrymple is deeply saddened at the plight of the Europeans who are at the lower end of the social scale. They have become victims of both the welfare society, which has made them utterly dependent on the state and robbed them of their self-respect, and of the hatred for Western culture, values and traditions – a hatred which our intellectuals and leaders cultivate. By destroying Western civilization the liberal élite is depriving the ordinary people of their sense of belonging to something worthwhile. As Dalrymple says of the people at the lower end of the social scale in contemporary Britain: “They are not highly educated, so they have no culture; there is no religion, there is no belief that the country is involved in a transcendental purpose, so there is very little left for them; they live in their own soap opera.”

    https://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/1345

  2. sorethumb

     /  December 16, 2017

    StudentsForWesternCivilisation
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEiu2qv0sjRB9KuHjT6YUQ
    Analyses multicultural theory, a theory that holds that to prosper people need a culture but to achieve this the state must belong to no group. Therefore those to whom the state was previously aligned must be dethroned (Japan is associated with the Japanese, China with the Chinese etc). A process started by a small minority and unmandated.
    ………
    A European Students Group at Canterbury University was seen off by media heroes/bullies Duncan Grieve (The Project) said “when the lights come on the rats scurry away”.

    • PartisanZ

       /  December 16, 2017

      A sore thumb in search of a wack-a-mole …?

      Military-Industrial Complex America tried to un-Japanese the Japanese after WW2, with some success. They’re hardly a small minority? Hardly Left-Wing Ideological ‘Long March’ tunnelers?

      Their ‘mandate’ is another question altogether …

      • sorethumb

         /  December 16, 2017

        You are pushing the proverbial up hill if you are arguing that Japan has anything remotely similar to Canada’s proactive policy of multiculturalism.

    • PDB

       /  December 16, 2017

      Under the child poverty measurement (60% of median income) say 5 people with children earned $100,000, $100,000, $50,000, $20,000 & $20,000 respectively. Both people on $20,000 under the 60% measurement are seen to have children in poverty.

      Then let’s say the person on $50,000 has a drop of income that meant they only earned $20,000 and the 2 on $20,000 both lose $5,000 a year.

      This means NO child is now in poverty even though one person has lost $30,000 and is on exactly the same income of the 2 people previously said to have child poverty and the 2 people previously with children in poverty are worse off by $5000 a year.

      Hence the stupidity of the measurement.

      • Blazer

         /  December 16, 2017

        pitiful..PDB…inventing scenarios/figures to prove your point ..when you have not established..the median average,and extrapolated a nonsensical..argument.

        • PDB

           /  December 16, 2017

          In the example above the median income is clearly $50,000 at the start and then $20,000 at the end.

          • Blazer

             /  December 16, 2017

            so a completely made up scenario ,with …invented numbers.

            • PDB

               /  December 16, 2017

              It clearly shows the stupidity of the child poverty measurement and as an added bonus your inability to comprehend fairly basic concepts.

            • Blazer

               /  December 16, 2017

              it clearly shows what ..YOU..wanted it..to show.

            • PDB

               /  December 16, 2017

              Apparently if you give child neglecting parents (many of which are already propped up by the taxpayer) more money to spend on themselves their children will suddenly be out of poverty and well cared for?

              Who would’ve thought?

            • Blazer

               /  December 16, 2017

              apparantly if you have a nanny to look after your child till it is ready to go to boarding school,everything will turn out,just as…planned.

  3. Who’d have thought there could be hypocrisy in politics?

  4. There have been worse ways of trying to achieve the same thing but this is terrible.

  5. Blazer

     /  December 16, 2017

    my ‘friend’ is a..Zoologist..’I get by..with a little help..from..my..’friend’…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11960761

    • Blazer

       /  December 16, 2017

      ‘A spokesperson for MBIE warned the Weekend Herald against making any of the data public: “.
      first priority….hunt down the…whistleblower!!

    • NOEL

       /  December 16, 2017

      MBIE was structured under National to facilitate business.
      Now if information is correct Labour want to have Fisheries, Agriculture and the others as stand alone units with their own CEOs. Yup that will save some money! NOT!

      • Blazer

         /  December 17, 2017

        you could not waste more money than Joyce.His extravagance at M.B.I.E knew no bounds.Specialist niche units are actually a …sensible option.$12,000 a day for ‘consultants’…scandalous…what has M.B.I.E ever achieved apart from fuck ups?

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  December 16, 2017

    Winston’s case looks like it may be going nowhere fast…

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/12/15/68964/national-ministers-return-serve-over-peters-leak

    Interesting comment at the bottom of the article:

    Neither media outlet published anything about Peters or his overpayment until after he went public on the matter himself.

    • Blazer

       /  December 16, 2017

      hmmmmm…’Tolley says she received no documents on the matter other than a written briefing from MSD chief Brendan Boyle which was shredded when National ministers moved offices once a decision on the government coalition was made – and before Peters had made his legal action public. “At the time of shredding this document I had no knowledge of this intended plaintiff’s application.”

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  December 16, 2017

        The document will be handed over from MSD. It will tell Winston nothing he doesn’t already know. Looks like yet another Winnie conspiracy allegation down the drain along with his party at the next election.

  7. Blazer

     /  December 16, 2017

    Bennett mentioned the issue to reporters,because…she…’knew she would be…asked’!

  8. sorethumb

     /  December 16, 2017

    Massey University’s Jeff Sluka on Radio NZ says: “You’ll see in other cultures they don’t fear the things we fear, for instant snakes. “That must be universal” “it turns out that’s not true at all”. “A lot of cultures are not afraid of snakes at all” and “Our biology is essentially irrelevant. It is like having a computer, you wouldn’t blame a computer for the programs that are in it would you? The fear doesn’t come from our biological heritage it comes absolutely one hundred percent from our cultural conditioning.”

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/faceoffear/audio/2550238/racism,-social-conditioning-and-belonging