Male voters help keep Key ahead of Clark

And there you have it. your average misogynist middle clas ignorant pakeha, is going to vote this country in the shits. Their cutting of their nose to spite their face. Mindboggling. National’s dominant lead in this month’s Herald-DigiPoll is the result of overwhelming support among men, coupled with the backing of almost half of the […]

Millions of profiles from DNA database passed to private firms

Papers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that on five occasions since 2004 private firms with police contracts have successfully applied to use the database to help them develop computer programs. The DNA database contains records of 4.2 million people, of which a million have never been convicted of an offence. Records are […]

‘Oil price may hit $500 a barrel’

Iran OPEC Governor says the oil price may reach $500 a barrel in case dollar depreciation continues and the political tensions deepen. “In case the dollar continues to depreciate, and the political tensions continue to deepen, the oil price may even reach $500 per barrel”, Mohammad Ali Khatibi said in response to the question of […]

Global credit woes hit ANZ

ANZ Banking Group is significantly boosting the amount of cash it is setting aside to cover bad debt as mounting losses from the global liquidity crisis eat into company profits. The bank, which operates the ANZ and National Bank brands in New Zealand, said it was providing A$375 million in collective provisions, A$850 million in […]

We’re living beyond our means

As the economy boomed and the good times rolled, spending money was easy and credit was there for the taking. But financial advisers are dismayed at the number of New Zealanders who have been living beyond their means, forgetting the basics of money management and now paying the price. Even the well-off have proved to […]

Controversial figure gets top Nats list spot

What is it with National and the brethren and what in heavens name do they think to achieve with appointing this guy? National has chosen its controversial former campaign manager Steven Joyce for one of the top spots on its party list. Joyce was named in Nicky Hager’s book The Hollow Men as the key […]

This is how the US government celebrates its real Heroes

Remember how does brave men walked into the clouds that were all that was left of the Twin Towers in New York on 911? Day in day out they worked, first to rescue than to find whatever there was left of the fallen so they could be buried with dignity. These 50.000 men and women […]

U.S. Foreclosures Double as House Prices Decline

U.S. foreclosure filings more than doubled in the second quarter from a year earlier as falling home prices left borrowers owing more on mortgages than their properties were worth. One in every 171 households was foreclosed on, received a default notice or was warned of a pending auction. That was an increase of 121 percent […]

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers

I wonder in how many John Key has shares. These are after all some of the only companies still making a profit. The Iraq war is many things to different people. It is called a strategic blunder and a monstrous injustice and sometimes even a patriotic mission, much to the chagrin of rational human beings. […]

The New World Order comes to New Zealand: Eye scans, fingerprints to control NZ borders

In the run up to the second world war the Germans started to cataloque people in huge data bases. Every body was registered, you could not go anywhere without an ID and when the big extermintation began this data base was used to find Jews, Gays, Political oponents and eve rybody else the Nazi’s deemed […]

Condoleezza Rice’s speech in Auckland

Not only did we receive a hardened war criminal and a proven liar on these shores, but we give time and energy and we listen to her drivel about how we are allies and friends who bring peace and democracy around the globe while she and her murdering and pillaging gang of fascist thugs continue […]

You Need Uncle Sam, Iraq Told

When Bush et al took us into the second illegal war of aggression he said that the US  would leave if requested by the Iraqi government. Of course we all knew this was a lie. 50 permanent bases tells you all you need to know. The US intends to stay. By Gareth Porter 25/07/08 “IPS” […]

Transition Towns

As Condi Rice landed and brought with her the new NWO dictates a storm punished the North Island for even allowing her to land. 200 kmh winds lashed the country and Blew our power system to kingdom come. Two days without electricity almost brought me an hubby to our knees out in the wops. No […]

NZ students offer cash for Condoleezza Rice’s “arrest”

This makes me so proud. you go guys! WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A group of New Zealand students has come up with a novel way of protesting against a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, offering a cash reward for her “arrest” over U.S. actions in Iraq. The Auckland University Students’ Association has offered […]

Storm leaves death and destruction

Bloody hell, 48 hours without electricity, A bloody great big tree over the drive way and run away kunekune’s. I’m knackered and it was my better half who did all the real work. Guess how he’s feeling! The storm, which was most intense in the upper North Island, was abating this afternoon, leaving line crews […]

More than a movement: The search for 9/11 truth is an awakening

A year ago, I announced in this forum the launching of my survey for a book that would compile personal accounts of ordinary people active in the 9/11 truth movement. Since then, I’ve been gathering dozens of revealing, often moving stories from inside and outside the U.S., and I’ve begun to put a shape to […]

Investigators swoop on Hanover

Within hours of receiving complaints yesterday, the Commerce Commission took the unusual step of announcing an investigation into whether Hanover Finance had misled its investors and the public. “The investigation is into whether Hanover Finance has breached the Fair Trading Act by making misleading representations to prospective investors and/or the public generally,” the commission said […]

John Key among the rich getting richer

National Party leader John Key has squeaked into the National Business Review’s annual Rich List for the first time, with his estimated $50 million net wealth just meeting the list’s threshold for inclusion. The NBR says Mr Key’s well-known rag to riches story sees him owning properties in Auckland, Wellington, Omaha Beach, as well as […]

Evil as the Absence of Empathy

Ernest Partridge The Crisis Papers. “We live in a world … hardened and distorted by hate. We communicate in the language of fear and violence. Human beings are no longer viewed as human beings. They are no longer endowed in our eyes, or the eyes of those who oppose us, with human qualities. They do […]

More war profiteering: General Dynamics Second-Quarter Net Jumps 25% on Armor, Jets

By Edmond Lococo July 23 (Bloomberg) — General Dynamics Corp., the largest maker of armored vehicles for the U.S. military, said second- quarter earnings rose 25 percent as the Iraq war lifted sales of blast-proof trucks to protect troops from roadside bombs. The company raised its full-year profit forecast. Read more

GM, Ford `On the Verge of Bankruptcy,’ Altman Says

Economic meltdown in the USA continues. By Greg Miles and Caroline Salas July 22 (Bloomberg) — General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the two biggest U.S. automakers, have about a 46 percent chance of default within five years, according to Edward Altman, a finance professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “Both […]

Multimillion-dollar gold mining bid for Bay of Plenty

A multinational company has lodged an application for a $622 million gold and copper deep-sea mining on New Zealand’s continental shelf within two years. London Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-listed Neptune Minerals Plc, which has filed a mining application with the Ministry of Economic Development, say the operation 300 kilometres north of East Cape, could be […]

Banks Paying a Price for Their Epic Greed

Doctors. Lawyers. Architects. A decent society certainly needs them all. But what about bankers? Is banking also a necessary profession? Or is banking merely a grubby game where the few enrich themselves at the expense of the many? These days, the answer seems fairly obvious. We’ve simply seen too much enriching at our expense — […]

GM, Ford `On the Verge of Bankruptcy,’ Altman Says

By Greg Miles and Caroline Salas July 22 (Bloomberg) — General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the two biggest U.S. automakers, have about a 46 percent chance of default within five years, according to Edward Altman, a finance professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “Both are in very serious shape and […]

Record home losses in California

This is not a market correction, this is an economic meltdown. California foreclosures up 261% from ’07 levels Breaking: DataQuick reports today that foreclosures in California soared 33% from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2008, and are running 261% ahead of year-ago levels. More, from DataQuick: “Lenders started foreclosure proceedings on a […]