Friday, July 30, 2010

ZenTiger Friday Night Free for All

Well, a bad week for Labour and a good week for Goff. Chris Carter displays an uncanny knack of getting negative press for Labour every-time they should instead be capitalizing on National-related political events. And how far back do his strings go? All the way to the United Nations perhaps? Ironically, Goff looked like a real leader at last by firing Chris. Chris might feel liberated, but Gillard he aint.

I suspect there will be a play for the Labour leadership, but only when the leftier factions are ready to roll. Oh, Little do we know of that coming day, but maybe it will be Clare to all when it happens.

The wiki-leaks are another serious issue. Serious if you are an enemy of the Taleban that is. I note the orchestrator of the leaks seems to want to blame everyone else for the danger he has put those people in. Maybe our side of the war isn't perfect, but when your "helpful criticism" helps the enemy in a significant, game changing way, leading to the deaths of good people, then you have effectively chosen sides.

Also in the papers all kinds of interesting news. Global Warming is true declares the UK Met office. They don't fully explain in the news releases that going up half a degree every decade categorically proves AGW, they just figure it can't be any other reason. That reasoning is so flawed, that I'm not even going to go there. I'll instead give them the benefit of the doubt. Let's agree for a moment the world is warming a little. Does that mean the end of the planet? It may mean the reverse - better growing seasons, the opening up of new areas of land for cultivation and all sorts of positives. Does it also mean it is definitely man-made? Well, until they rule out the other big possibilities, such as the Sun, I'm going to take the news with a grain of salt. It's not the thing we need to concern ourselves with at any rate (aside from the obvious good sense in acting in a sustainable matter, which is necessary no matter what is happening over the next 100 years with the weather stations) No, the thing to concern ourselves with is the political response to the supposed problem. Now, so far, that is the thing that worries me. The response does not stack up on many levels. But let's not dwell on that on a FNFFA when there are so many other distractions.

What have they been for you this week?

23 comment(s):

KG said...

Good evening Zen. Our major distraction this week has been the decision to sell the house for what's owing on it and to head off back into the Outback.
We have enough to buy a place for cash out there and the idea of being mortgage-free is irresistible.

Andrei said...

I'll kick off

I have a helper this pm, Pearl Starr.

Pearl Starr thinks by sitting on my knee, purring loudly and "helping" me with the computer she will be forgiven the dismembered bird that graced our living room earlier.

In that she is probably correct.

KG said...

Heh! Alfie must be channeling Pearl Starr right now...

Inventory2 said...

Evening all - cold night wherever you guys are?

KG said...

Freezing! 2 degrees right now, IV2.

Inventory2 said...

Feels very frosty here KG - the moment the sun set the mercury plummetted.

I.M Fletcher said...

I had to laugh last night when watching the new NZ series "This Is Not My Life", which is set in the future. The guy is driving his car down the road (which looks like one of those little ones that Rodney Hide drives to advertise himself) and the voice that controls the car tells him he can't go any further, because he has used up his 'C Credits' (which turns out to be carbon credits) for the day. For the same reason, the woman at the airport counter won't sell him a ticket.

Sounds amusing, but I bet it'll happen. It's the sort of thing that comes about when jackass politicians with lots of power and no brain get together to make law.

ps, re: the programme - what is it with our female actors? The woman who played his wife looked like she'd come off Shortland Street (although I can't be sure because I don't watch it), but act - she could not.

I.M Fletcher said...

Oh, and it doesn't seem cold yet in Auckland. Not yet anyway :)

Lucia Maria said...

Not much from me tonight. I'm recovering from a migraine, which always tends to play havoc with my eyesight. Anything to do with reading can be difficult with all the flashing lights.

I.M Fletcher said...

Awww sorry to hear that Lucia. My sister used to get migraines. She read somewhere that if you take a teaspoon of sugar just as you feel it starting to come on, it is supposed to help; not sure why.

Inventory2 said...

Has everyone seen the REAL Chris Carter letter to the meedia?

http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2010/07/chris-carter-exclusive.html

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch, never heard that one. I tend to get them when I'm low on iron, and that seems to have happened to me this week. Haven't been keeping up with my full dose of Floradix.

ZenTiger said...

Evening all.

Good scoop Inventory2, that combined with the txt message Murray intercepted puts a bit of context on the coup attempt.

Apparently, Dr Cullen said "as long as the envelope had a properly placed NZ stamp on it, he didn't see any problem. It's a strong indication that NZ Post profits are rising as more people turn away from email back to the traditional skills of the labour force."

Inventory2 said...

Well said ZT!

ZenTiger said...

KG - a very big step.

Will you find work over there to feed yourself? What's the internet connection speed like? What happens to the cats?

If you are going, then I'm sure all of those things can be worked out, and I wish you well on your move. But wow!

KG said...

Hi Zen.
The answers are:
yes
variable. Often satellite and not wonderful during the wet season.
The cats couldn't possibly adapt to life where we're going so the answer is obvious. And deeply upsetting.

ZenTiger said...

Sell the cats for a few hundred grand, but provide a free house with them :-)

homepaddock said...

Evening all.

Cold? it was - 3 when I left Wanaka at 6 this morning and was -5 when I passed through Millers Flat at about 7.30am.

ZenTiger said...

That's fairly brisk!

Hope the anti-freeze has been added to the radiator, and the heater was working well.

Inventory2 said...

Best I don't tell Mrs Inv that there are some homeless cats; three cats are more than enough!

Lucia Maria said...

It's under 2 degrees outside here right now and our lights keep flickering. Hopefully we won't get a power failure.

KG said...

No danger of that IV2--nobody else has ever even managed to pat either of these cats. They don't like people, which will make it impossible to re-home them.

I.M Fletcher said...

Better turn that electric blankey on now Lucia, just in case the power goes out later :)

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