Sunday, August 22, 2010

Addiction to Bureaucracy destroying lives

There are lots of terrible addictions out there all vying for our attention, ready to sneak up on their next unsuspecting victim. Gambling, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Golf etc. Horrible, nasty addictions that destroy lives, alter our perceptions of reality and make us do things we would not normally do.

Support groups have got most of them covered, but there is one that has slipped through undetected.
A powerful addiction that has got its nasty tentacles into most of you without you realising.

It is the addiction to  "other peoples money" to which a nasty side effect is the addiction to "minding other peoples business."

On the outside they have the appearance of being a good thing - ie caring for other people, and wanting whats best for the community. But on the bad side, they steal personal responsibility, they rob you of your rights, and they reward dysfunctional and anti-community behaviour, resulting in a dying CBD, property crimes, and the acceptance of the use of force on others to get what you want.

It is extremely contagious, but the cure is out there - only those with the disease are in denial and just like with other addictions refuse to seek help.

A good start to recovery would be to read one of the biggest selling novels of all time - the book entitled “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Name and shame Tauranga employment dodgers (oh and drink drivers)

Of the 117 people named and shamed in the BOP Times for drink driving, 71 had "No occupation" listed, not including the odd solo parent.

That would mean that 71 of those will be paying their fines with money they have not earnt, but that has been taken from working taxpayers by force, and given to them without obligation

That means that the remaining 46 are in effect paying their fine twice!

Plus the unemployed don’t have to worry about making inconvenient, expensive alternative transport arrangements to get to work do they?

This is not justice - its a piss-take, and we are the suckers on the receiving end of the joke.

If you people insist on having the insidious immoral and destructive welfare state there should be a 1 strike you're out policy for those caught abusing it and the goodwill shown by those who (albeit misguidedly) believe it is a good thing.

Show them that to receive a benefit at the expense of others is not a right, but a privilege.

My family is forced to go without because I must pay for their drink driving tickets, and I do not appreciate it - and neither do my children.

I have read these names out to my children and told them these are some of the people you can blame for not having new shoes and braces to fix your teeth.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

BOP Times Promotes Cuban Champion of Human Rights - Fidel Castro

I am appalled at the BOP Times thoughtless and insensetive promotion of the Cuban torturer, thug and murderer Fidel Castro in a recent full page article dedicated to this Cuban champion of Human Rights, and all round good guy.

Take a good look at the faces of the two pictured above. They are the faces of men who co-founded a regime that jailed more of its subjects than did Stalin's and murdered more its subjects in its first three years in power than did Hitler's in its first six.

It says in the BOP Times story that he left out details of his sex life in the book - no mention of the thousands who disagreed with him who he had murdered by firing squad either.

Castro is a torturer-par-excellence. Of course he had quite a bit of help from his brother Raul and “Human Rights paragon”, Che Guevara. Just ask any of his gulag survivors.

He jailed and tortured at a rate higher than Stalin and refuses (unlike Apartheid South Africa, Pinochet’s Chile and Somoza’s Nicaragua) to allow Amnesty International or the Red Cross to inspect his prisons. Why stop there though? Why not do a follow up on Adolph Hitler, and all the good things he did for Germany?

If he did so much good for the cuban people, then why people were forbidden to leave?

Explain why they risked everything - including their lives -mto cross shark infested waters to escape?
Explain why there was no cue of people trying to get “In to cuba”
This is not freedom - it is oppression. Castro wanted to be free to submit them all to communism which is the opposite to freedom
 Castro and Che converted a nation with a higher per capita income than half of Europe, the 13th lowest infant-mortality rate in the world, whose industrial workers earned the eighth-highest wages in the world, whose peso was valued higher than the U.S. dollar, into a pesthole that repels Haitians. This "revolutionary" process also graced Cuba with a lower credit rating than Somalia, fewer phones per capita than Papua New Guinea, fewer internet connections than Uganda, and 20 per cent of her population gone - all at total cost of their property and many at the cost of a horrible death by exposure, drowning and/or sharks. This from a nation that formerly enjoyed a higher influx of immigrants per-capita (primarily from Europe) than the U.S.  Prior to Castro/Che rule, more Americans lived in Cuba than Cubans in the U.S. 

Yes, Cuba was one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Under Castro it became one of the poorest. 

It did however excell in one export product.

Human blood, which was milked from many of Fidels firing squad victims before they were murdered.

What a great place - If only we had a leader like Fidel eh?

If we did there would be no artists, rock music, or poetry, Fidel and Che used to round them up and put them in his gulags to do meaningful labour.
Ask Ches nephew who had to escape Cuba because he was a rock musician.

The pleasures--and even the normalities-of life that Fidel’s government prohibited his subjects were for him daily fare. Women, food, movies, fast cars-he had it all-all the time.

The useful idiots who idolise these 2 murderers now would be lined up against the wall and shot. If that’s the kind of freedom you want - you are welcome to it.

I recommend books by Huberto Fontova for those interested in reading the real story about Hollywoods Favorite Tyrant

also “Against All Hope” Armando Valladares’ account of over twenty years in Fidel Castro’s gulag. Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism.

But don't let any of these attrocities put you off - Im sure he was a real ni ce guy!

I look forward to the BOP Times next thoughtful feature - The Human Rights achievements of Adolf Hitler Followed by Mao Tse Tung.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Another Lolly scramble

Yippee - Us Kiwis just LOVE a good Lolly Scramble

This kind of thing just beats me - I mean here (the rugby world cup event) is a great opportunity to make some money for anybody who wants to.

Us entertainers and proprietors and venue owners are doing this all the time - it is how we survive

WHY - Please explain WHY council and government have to get involved - I mean  - Im stuck for words!

Why don't they just bugger off and let us do what we do

WHY must they get involved - its just justifying the existence of bureaucrats, and paying their wages to be involved in things that can be done quite successfully WITHOUT THEM.

As for Simon Bridges saying that the fund will ensure some great ideas come to life - They will anyway without your fund.

Just think of all the people whose life could be a whole lot better instead of being on the waiting list of their die-while-you wait health system.

Let entertainment people worry about the entertainment business - they are a whole lot better and more efficient at it than YOU ARE

This all proves a bit of a dilema for me personally though

Do I spurn the events funded by this immoral means, and hope you all choke on your lolly scramble.


Do I grab as many lollies as possible and get back some of the lollies I have been forced to pay for?