Radio NZ interview with women’s rights campaigner Yasmine Mohammed

Yasmine MohammedThere are plenty of women’s rights campaigners out there — what makes Yasmine different is given away by her surname.  She is the author of Unveiled : How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam which she had to self-publish as no mainstream publisher would touch it (they know what happened with Jyllands-Posten of Denmark and Charlie Hebdo of France, for example).

Her twitter handle is #HijabIsRapeCulture which came to the fore last year with Jacinda wearing one in public at least three times in her misguided, ignorant virtue signalling.

Listen to the interview here


In the interview she mentions the Muslim Brotherhood which began in Egypt — there has been conflict between it and the country’s rulers since the 1950s, and there is this clip below of President Nasser laughing at the Muslim Brotherhood in 1958 for suggesting that women should be required to wear the hijab and that Islamic law should be enforced across the country.

The Muslim Brotherhood has now been designated as a terrorist organisation by the Egyptian government; President El Sisi has tried to persuade President Trump to do the same in the U.S.

 

the government’s raising the gatherings limit to 100 on Friday should enable some Kapiti markets to reopen

Although the country is still at the Level 2 imposition, from Friday at noon the maximum number of attendees at all private and public gatherings will increase to 100 people.  It’s unlikely that total attendees at the Mahara Place market on Tuesday mornings would exceed that (or even come close to it).

the timeline for this year’s General Elections

  • Friday 19 June: Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins
  • Monday 6 July: Launch of Electoral Commission enrollment update campaign
  • Wednesday 12 August: Dissolution of Parliament
  • Sunday 16 August: Writ Day — the Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election. The writ includes the election date, deadline for nominating candidates and deadline for returning the writ with the names of winning candidates
  • Thursday 20 August noon: Deadline for registered political parties to bulk nominate their electorate candidates to the Electoral Commission
  • Thursday 20 August noon: Deadline for political parties to submit list candidates to the Electoral Commission
  • Friday 21 August noon: Deadline for individual nominations of electorate candidates to Returning Officers
  • Wednesday 2 September: Overseas voting starts
  • Saturday 5 September: Advance voting starts
  • Friday 18 September: Advance voting ends
  • Friday 18 September midnight: Regulated period ends. All election and referendum advertising must end. Signs must be taken down by midnight
  • Saturday 19 September: Election day. Voting places open from 9 am to 7 pm

nz general election 2020Election night. Preliminary election results released progressively from 7 pm. Referendum votes will not be counted on election night.

  • Friday 2 October: Preliminary referendum results will be released
  • Friday 9 October: Official results for the 2020 General Election and referendums declared
  • Thursday 15 October: Last day for the return of the writ.

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“I think it may have cost lives” – Nobel Prize winner slams Lockdowns as product of “Panic Virus”, by Tyler Durden

The covidiots have had to acknowledge the failure of their models. Now they have to confront the possibility that lockdowns did more medical harm (not to mention the damage to the economy and destruction of civil liberties) than good. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com: As the “stay home, save lives” crowd confronts the fact that […]

via “I Think It May Have Cost Lives” – Nobel Prize Winner Slams Lockdowns As Product Of “Panic Virus”, by Tyler Durden — STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

author blasts DoC and Forest & Bird

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Theft and deception

By Tony Orman

A conservationist and one of the instigators of the original Predator-Free New Zealand (PFNZ) has blasted a national conservation organisation — Forest and Bird — and the Department of Conservation (DoC) for creating a “tapestry of theft and deception” to sabotage the original concept while setting up their own “poisonous projects” using the original name.

There was one major difference, the pirated project contained the use of poison, e.g. 1080, which the original scheme did not.

DupedThe criticism of both DoC and Forest and Bird is in a newly published book Duped: The True Story Behind Predator Free NZ written by Les Kelly of Marlborough. “It was a crime against democracy too. They went behind our backs,” he says. “We were blind-sided.”

Les in hindsight realises the original Predator Free NZ members were well-meaning but politically naive. “We were duped,” he rues.

The big plus for Les Kelly’s team’s scheme was that it uses no poisons. In setting out the duplicity and deceit he pulls no punches. Forest and Bird Officer Kevin Hackwell gets caned for his claim about 1080 that: “it’s as safe to eat as a packet of salt and vinegar chips.”

“And to think they (Forest and Bird) call 1080 protesters nutters,” says Les Kelly. “Forest and Bird should be charged with criminal negligence.” He tells of the myth around deer repellent supposedly used with 1080 to not kill wild deer.

Deer repellent – strengthening 1080 toxicity?

He tells of contractors being instructed to double the 1080 strength to kill deer. “So are DOC and OSPRI (bovine Tb agency) telling the truth when they say they are putting deer repellent in the pellets? Or are they increasing the strength and toxicity of pellets to include deer in the kill?”

Les Kelly slams the lack of objective investigative journalism by the media such as newspapers and TV referring to “a news media that appears to have been instructed by their owners not to investigate.” A non-government organisation is needed to tackle the challenge of making New Zealand free of predators says Les Kelly.

Set up an independent organisation

“There needs to be established, an independent not-for-profit, non-government predator free organisation (NGO) that would have the ability to access considerable national and international corporate and philanthropic funding and protect it from future political interference,” he says.

He urgently wants help, both financially and in terms of personnel to form a NGO. It is vital the NGO has no political affiliations and is run along strict business lines with a professional CEO and board of directors.

Les Kelly envisages a non-profit NGO would:-

  • create employment
  • utilise redundant helicopter fleet post-covid19 (ex-tourism)
  • help government with DoC’s reduced income stream through loss of tourism
  • alleviate the considerable current work and financial burden from DoC.

Poisons are cruel on nature

Poisons such as 1080 and brodifacoum take days and even weeks to kill pests. Other creatures such as birds, insects, invertebrates, deer and other animals also suffer an unnecessary slow and cruel death besides target “pests”.

Shunning poisons, the original scheme uses Good-natured traps which are toxin-free, self resetting all-weather traps. Death is virtually instantaneous. “In fact it is the most humane method available,” explains Les.


Duped by Les Kelly is available from predatorfreenz@gmail.com, Price $25 plus postage: i.e. $29.50 for urban delivery or $33.50 for rural delivery.

stuffed Stuff is bought by its chief executive for $1

stuffitAfter unsuccessfully being hocked around to potential international buyers for some time, Nine Entertainment in Australia decided its NZ media subsidiary was worthless and could only be given away.

From her media statement it seems Ms Boucher is optimistic that people will want to invest in the business under her vision; many will think she’s either brave, foolish or both.

Like other observers, we’ve commented previously on the reasons for the company’s steady demise. It’s possible that Ms Boucher is well aware that the constant hagiographies of Jacinda, her minions and ideologies have been a failure and a complete change of approach and strategy is needed, but savvy investors are going to wonder, why hasn’t that been done before now?   Generating enthusiasm from the public in the circumstances that it is now in, while not impossible, is a big ask. —Eds

from the Radio NZ website:


The chief executive was returning the company to New Zealand ownership, with the sale expected to be completed by 31 May.

“Our plan is to transition the ownership of Stuff to give staff a direct stake in the business as shareholders,” Boucher said in a statement.

“Local ownership will bring many benefits to our staff, our customers and indeed to all Kiwis, as we take advantage of opportunities to invest in and grow the business.”

Nine will retain ownership of Stuff’s Petone printing plant site and lease it back to the media company. And Stuff will receive a percentage of the proceeds of its sale of Stuff Fibre to Vocus.

“As a result of the successful completion of the Stuff Fibre sale on 20 May 2020, Nine will receive 25 percent of those proceeds before completion of the Stuff sale, plus up to a further 75 percent over the subsequent 36 months, depending on the Stuff business’ ability to raise funding,” Nine said in a statement to the Australian stock exchange.

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Team Todd will add interest to the September elections

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by Geoffrey Churchman

There are two main ‘like it or not’s in NZ politics:

  1. The leader of either major party is the potential next Prime Minister
  2. Personalities matter as much as policies in getting elected.

That was clearly demontrated in the 2017 election lead-up when the Labour Party decided that Jacinda would do a lot more for them at the polls than Andrew Little, and they were right, although at 37% of the vote they still finished significantly behind National’s 44.5%.

The change with the Nats’ leaders last Friday should put them on a level playing field with Jacinda-Mania when it comes to identity and popular peronality stakes — Nikki Kaye beat Jacinda in the Auckland Central electorate seat contests in both 2011 and 2014 (Jacinda took over from Helen Clark in the Mt Albert electorate in a February 2017 byelection) and is only a few months older than her, while the hitherto almost unknown Todd Muller will appeal to the types of voter that Jacinda turns off.

My own preferred Prime Minister at present is ACT leader David Seymour who may bring a couple of fellow MPs with him in September, but the most he can expect in a National Party-led government is a cabinet seat.

It’s fairly obvious from the Mainstream Media polls last week that the party leaders’ personality probably accounts for about a third of all votes cast, and the perceptions of those personalities are shaped to a large extent by the sound bites they get on the MSM and the longer portrayals by their presenters.

We know what the Hard Left and their sympathisers in NZME/Stuff/TV3 are going to say for the next four months — that awful MAGA cap that Todd has in his office shows he is conservative, boring, intolerant, racist, stupid, etc., etc. — even though he actually attended the Democrats National Convention in 2016, when Hillary got their nomination, out of his interest in American politics generally.

What really should matter, of course, is what National will do differently from Labour (and what the smaller parties would do differently from both) — hopefully the MSM will give adequate coverage to that.

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