Hypocrisy

White Island tragedy exposed a growing institutional cowardice

On the 1st December 2019 New Zealand’s Civil Emergency  department was transformed into the National Emergency Management Response – NEMA for short.  A week later, White Island erupted on December 9th.

Some Australians are praising New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her classy response to the White Island volcano disaster.  Oh, it’s a class act all right.  

I wonder what they’d think if they learned that after the volcano erupted, the emergency services were told not to respond.  The first responders were ordinary New Zealanders – real heroes.  They’re the ones who acted.  The NZ Government had nothing to do with it – although they’ve taken the credit.

After Whakaari/White Island, it’s up to us to save ourselves

Mark Law

Whakaari/White Island and, inset, helicopter pilot Mark Law, who flew to the island to help as soon as he heard of the eruption.

OPINION: “The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island last week exposed a growing institutional cowardice among emergency services, particularly police, that affects their usefulness to citizens.

When the eruption occurred, and the emergency calls started on Monday afternoon, police and rescue services decided that they would not head to the island to help.

It was left to my fellow citizens to respond with māia (courage). Those nearby, and back on the mainland, reacted instantly and humanely. They ran, flew, and sped by boat toward the danger.

Politicians and officials have praised these as “first responders”.  Their use of the phrase was a dishonest attempt to hide that these people were not official first responders, but ordinary people.”

Read more – Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118219897/after-whakaariwhite-island-its-up-to-us-to-save-ourselves


Risk aversion

A man would tell the leadership to “grow a pair” and respond.  To “grow a pair” is to tell someone they don’t have the balls, that they SHOULD have to do something “manly”  But this feminist led leadership isn’t configured to “grow a pair.”

Finding NEMA

Where was NEMA?  Perhaps they were paralysed by OSH – another stifling government department called “Occupational Health and Safety,” which is also led by a woman.  I guess we’ll have to ask Jacinda, our prime minister.

The head of the newly formed NEMA is Carolyn Schwalger, from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand.

It’s not a good look for the New Zealand government.


12 Dec 2019, aftermarth:

White Island eruption – What police boat was doing so close to shore

“Police initially refused to reveal the boat’s specific activities so close to the island when asked for information by Newshub, saying it was “providing whatever support was required.”  A spokesperson stressed no individual stepped foot on the island.

However, on Thursday, after Police Minister Stuart Nash blasted police communication and called for greater transparency during the eruption aftermath, police confirmed the boat was the launch site for drones.”

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/white-island-eruption-what-police-boat-was-doing-so-close-to-shore.html


 Links

NEMA
‘How good is Jacinda Ardern’: People applaud NZ PM.  
White Island eruption: The ‘distressing’ aftermath described by first responder Mark Law

Protests caused by failed energy policies at Santiago, this year’s UN venue

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are conferences held each year in various locations, where thousands of officials, NGOs and politicians jet in with their fossil-fuel guzzling planes.  I note from the “Conference of the Parties” website they present a “Fossil of the Day” award to shame any country burning coal or not meeting it’s UN targets – but they can’t see the irony.

But this time I’m not talking about hypocrisy, I’m going to talk about the effects of UN Goal 13 – Climate Action.

This year, right now – from the 2nd to 13th December 2019, the UN conference was going to take place in Santiago, Chile.  The reason it’s not is massive protests and rioting caused by failed energy policies.

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

Demonstrations against a hike in metro ticket prices in Chile’s capital exploded into violence on October 18, unleashing widening protests over living costs and social inequality.

Here’s the reason for the price hike in living and metro costs: in 2018 the Chilean government, in a step towards achieving the country’s climate action targets, opted for expensive wind and solar to power most of Santiago Metro’s energy sources.

As a result, Chileans are now burdened by higher Metro fares reflecting unnecessary energy price hikes.

Chile does not lack natural resources – they could have used water and coal, but this is a no-no as far the UN is concerned.  The country cancelled two power projects because of aggressive opposition, one a coal-fired plant and the other a hydro-electric scheme.  These cancelled projects cost Chile billions.

Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet (from 2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018) called it “a pioneering project of the entire world.”  Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock said, “She was probably right because I don’t know of any other country which has done such nonsense.  Electricity cost for the subway rose 210%.”

The government also hit the portion of conventional power that remained with new carbon dioxide taxes.  Just like France.

Vox reported that 50 percent of Chilean workers earn less than 400,000 pesos per month (roughly $550), making a small change to public transportation costs a plausible breaking point.

Results: riots.  This is the effect of climate alarmism, carbon ideology and governments that are UN-concerned with their people.  The green policies introduced there have proved so disastrous and unpopular that Chile is in flames.

It seems Chile’s been getting the wrong things into power.  Is it time to get out of the UN and find leaders that don’t serve the UN or its partner the World Bank?

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An aerial view of a burnt metro station in Santiago. Source: NDTV Metro Stations Burned, Buses Set On Fire In Chile’s Worst Riots In Years.


Links

United Nations Climate Change conference

Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind

Expensive Climate Policies Sparked The Chilean Riots, Just Like In France

Green Policies Are Turning Chile Into Venezuela

“Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock (he has an ancestor buried in Westminster Abbey but despite the name, he is very much a Chilean) spoke with tears in his eyes as he outlined the terrible damage that environmentalism has done to his country in such a short space of time.

“You can hear Douglas talk about the tragedy that has befallen his country in the interview above.  You can also find his speech, in which he talks in more detail about the damage done by green policy to Chile’s economy here.

Nice one, greenies. You have no claim to the moral high ground. What you are doing to the planet is pure evil.”


UN goal 5 is ‘Gender equality’ and goal 8 is ‘Decent work and economic growth: ‘Buy from green companies that are equal opportunity employers.’ 

How did that work out for Chile?

After leaving the presidency in 2010 and while not immediately reelectable, Michelle Bachelet was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

It seems the current president, oligarch Sebastián Piñera is no better,  he was unconcernedly eating at a pizza restaurant during the Santiago riot.  His lapses, errors and inconveniences have been labelled “piñericosas” in Chile.
“Chile burns and he eats pizza”: storm against president Pinera

The UN-sustainable Prince

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The Prince of Wales addressed the issue of environment during his royal visit to NZ

Prince Charles has been out here in New Zealand again, I don’t know why.  He was only here three years ago.  Here he is in November 2019, lecturing on the effects of a ‘human spending spree’ of earth’s resources.  I wish a reporter would step up and ask ‘who’s doing the spending?’

Charles offered the usual pessimism, doom and gloom, “a tipping point,” wanting us to “take less, make less and dispose of less,” warning us we only have ten years to do it.  In 2011 we were warned it was six years.  It gets old after a while.

Prince Charles issues stark climate change warning

Is Charles going to do with less?  I don’t think he was talking about himself or his family.

Prince Charles to visit New Zealand: Here’s his remarkable travel demands revealed

Prince Charles – Hypocrite

How often do you hear about “climate change” or “global warming” on the news?  Can you remember when you first started hearing about it?

Fifty years ago it wasn’t a thing. In the 1970’s we were being warned about “an ice age,” we were told to only have two children and it was predicted we’d run out of food. So I’ve heard it all before.  It’s a political agenda designed to scare the public into a new world order.

Of course we’ve got to look after the environment.  But this isn’t about the environment.

Joan Veon, a committed Christian, international journalist, and businesswoman attended more than 100 United Nations and UN-related meetings all over the world and reported on the links between the Technocrats and the UN.

Joan Veon tells how she received her “wake up call” when she learned that the super-rich elite of the world have been feverishly working to establish a “One World Government” through a multitude of “international” institutions.

How often do you hear the term “sustainable development?”  When the term was formulated in 1990 Prince Charles commended those who came up with it for getting the term into everyone’s vocabulary.

Joan Veon wrote an article called ‘Sustainable development, Agenda 21 and Prince Charles’, showing how Prince Charles kicked the ball off.

She also wrote a book about his activities.

In April 1991, fourteen months before Agenda 21 was initiated at Rio, Prince Charles held a private two-day conference aboard the royal yacht Britannia, moored off the coast of Brazil. His goal was to bring together key international figures in an attempt to unite them at the Rio Earth Summit.

On board his yacht were senior officials from the World Bank, chief executives from the big oil companies such as Shell and British Petroleum, key NGOs and other officials. Some of them were energy traders. Al Gore was also present.

They invented the term ‘global warming’ in 1992 and the term was used at the initiation of Agenda 21 in Rio.

“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban hosuing are not sustainable.” – Maurice Strong, Earth Summit director at the inititation of Agenda 21 in Rio, 1992.


Energy Trading

Do you know what ‘Emissions Trading’ or cap-and-trade is?  It’s Energy trading – an exchange where polluters can buy permits for their pollution.  Polluters must hold permits in an amount equal to their emissions.  Those who want to increase their emissions must buy permits from others willing to sell them.

Then the merchants graduated to making money out of the air by labelling C02 a pollutant, even though it’s a harmless gas that makes up just 0.058% of the atmosphere.

So it’s money for nothing – like the Pope selling indulgences as licenses to sin.  Before graduating to C02 the traders started by buying pollution permits for coal-fired power stations.  With this kind of thing, there’s enormous potential for moral risk from greed.   Do you know about the scandal of an energy trading company called Enron?

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Palace defends prince’s Enron link

“The close links between Charles and Enron came amid dramatic new evidence of the way the company bought its way into the highest echelons of the British Establishment.”  Prince Charles took £1m off Enron


Sustainability?

In 2007 Prince Charles set up The Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP) in the UK.  The project is working with governments, businesses and non-profit organisations around the world to quickly find solutions to deforestation, with the ambition of “making the trees worth more alive than dead.”

That’s good.  Actually, it’s great. 

Britain Rainforest Prince

So why on God’s green earth did the Duchy of Cornwall, the Prince’s private estate, invest $113,500 in Sustainable Forestry Management Ltd, a “carbon credits” company based in Bermuda?  Sustainable Forestry wanted to trade in carbon credits from rainforests.  That means paying money to harvest rainforest trees. 

They weren’t allowed to, so they started to lobby politicians.  Prince Charles also made speeches criticising existing regulations and calling for a change in the rules to allow trading in rainforest carbon credits.  Why would he set himself up to be the conservator of rainforests and then try to have that protection removed?  What does that tell us?

Paradise Papers: Prince Charles’s offshore investments revealed – BBC News

Prince Charles ‘lobbied for climate policy change without disclosing offshore financial interest’


Links

Minutes, Sustainable Forestry 2005,  with mention of the ‘Green Planet Tax shelter.’

More about his lifestyle, and his opinions:

What Prince Charles Doesn’t Want You to Know about His Lavish Lifestyle

“Charles has an overweening sense of privilege and entitlement, born of many years of being pampered with a level of personal service and comfort that have securely insulated him from the realities of normal life. He also has annoying habit, as The Economist recently noted, of “sounding off about a wide range of subjects about which he has more opinions than knowledge.”

… And his hypocrisy

Prince Charles flew 125miles in a helicopter to give speech on aircraft emissions

The Fox guarding the NZ hen house

In September 2017 Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady, an expert in Chinese politics, presented a conference paper Magic Weapons:China’s political influence activities under Xi Jinping, explaining how China attempts to influence international opinion and using New Zealand as a case study.

Jacinda Adern said she hadn’t read the paper.  She looked like she was playing dodge ball with the questions.  Someone must have read it.  Anne-Marie Brady has been followed and harassed ever since, with her home broken into and her car tampered with.

We need more people like Anne-Marie Brady.  Now that this brave woman has spoken out, the Government has to be seen to be doing something.  In October 2018, Justice Minister Andrew Little asked Parliament’s Justice committee to “look at the resilience of our electoral system against foreign interference risks.”  “It is vital that New Zealand’s electoral system is protected against illegitimate interference by foreign states,” Little told the committee in a letter.

Really?  Talk is cheap.  The chair of the Justice committee, Labour MP Raymond Huo, is a man mentioned in Brady’s research on Chinese influence in New Zealand!  He was born in mainland China.

Guess what happened after Anne-Marie Brady wrote to the committee in February 2019 asking to appear before it.

Blocked.  This was very recent, just a week before the Mosque attacks.

“The select committee was then thrown into disarray when it emerged that Labour MPs had blocked Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady from appearing before the committee.”

Huo brushed questions about that off, saying “the correct procedure had been followed” and a spokesman for Jacinda Ardern echoed Huo’s comments saying “they only wanted to hear from Government agencies.”  National  MP Nick Smith said that was “complete crock”.

In the light of Media attention, Labour had to make an immediate U-turn.

But this Chinese is still in charge of the inquiry.  Given the conflict of interest, there will be no justice, and I’m left asking myself why Andrew Little would pick Huo to chair the committee?

Do you think our Electoral process is compromised?  No wonder I’ve been feeling that our votes are counted for nothing.

Fox in charge of hen house

Across the Tasman, Australia commissioned a secret government study that uncovered CCP attempts to influence all levels of politics, and subsequently proposed a raft of new legislation targeting espionage, foreign political donations, and foreign interference.

I wish New Zealand would do the same and tell China where to go.  I get the unsettling feeling that New Zealand is compromised and not in safe hands with either party or any of our leaders.


‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China.

your-daughter-should-have-been-safe-here-your-daughter-should-38501918“Your daughter should have been safe here” Jacinda told the parents of backpacker Grace Millane.  In the light of the Mosque attacks, this has become a meme.  Does this only apply to foreigners?  Who is safe here?

Should our professor be safe?

As many as 29 academics have called on the Prime Minister to speak out, saying “attempts to intimidate and harass one academic in New Zealand have implications for the freedoms of all who live here”.

“My family and I, particularly in the last week, have been feeling abandoned, afraid and unsafe,” Ms Brady told Newshub in November 2018.  Police, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and Interpol are on the case. Ms Brady has asked them for protection, but hasn’t been given any.

“Not only did it seem to be a direct threat to her safety and the safety of her family, but it was something that was likely to cause a chilling effect,” London School of Economics Phd Candidate Tze Ming Mok says.

But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t act.  When questioned she said “she was waiting for the police report.”


Meanwhile …

China’s communist party has so much power in New Zealand that western countries might stop sharing intelligence.

How about that?  New Zealand is so compromised our traditional allies don’t want to share information with us.

Source: Business Insider  Note* This was published March 26th 2019.

Now on Jan 15th 2020: Spy claims New Zealand could be kicked out of Five Eyes intelligence network due to China’s influence in the country


There’s a prophecy in the Bible about a fox in the hen-house, when a future end-times leader aided by a complicit media will steal the wealth of nations;

“As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations;
as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries;
not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.”  Isaiah 10:14

This leader will come to his end – but will cause a lot of grief before he’s removed.  He will have ten globalist buddies but will remove three.  You can read about him in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.  Will China be his buddy?  The red dragon has awakened and it’s hot breath is being felt in New Zealand.

I haven’t blogged for a while as I’m writing a book called “The End” which deals with end times events from a Biblical perspective.  But I will try and blog too.  After the attacks in Christchurch – which happened just as the inquiry I’ve written about got started, I feel the need to warn about what’s going on here.

Contact me if you want a free rough draft of the book in return for proof reading.


Links

Anne-Marie Brady
‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China
Brady blocked from foreign interference inquiry
Ardern, Peters take different line on foreign interference
Strange lessons of 2018: What goes on when we’re not looking
2017 – Revealed: China’s network of influence in New Zealand, through donations to MPs from both our political parties.

Australia debates same-sex marriage, but was NZ given a say?

This time Australia is being pressured to change the marriage law.  They’ll be told that New Zealand did it, so why shouldn’t they?  The media are making it sound like there was a public mandate for same-sex marriage in 2013, but that’s simply not true.  New Zealanders weren’t asked.  We weren’t given a referendum.  We were silenced. 

The one and only time we got a voice was in a TV3 news poll.  This was the response.  There were nearly 17,000 respondents with 78% against.  The media were shocked at the strength of public opinion against and there was a media blackout over our opinion.

NZ support for gay marriage 2013

NZ TV3 news poll from 2013, nearly 17,000 respondents, 78% against.

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll

Here’s a cartoon from 2013 showing who had the say in NZ – politicians.

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At least Australians are being asked.  Why weren’t New Zealanders given the right to vote on this?

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And before you label me a “hater” for pointing out the facts – I don’t hate homosexuals.  What I do hate is living in a society where people are shouted down and silenced, slurred for having a different opinion and not given a say in what their government does!  It’s called injustice.

These are the questions I hope Australians will ask themselves;  Who is driving this agenda?  Should government legislate morality?  What societal benefits are there in same-sex marriage?  Why are people who disagree being labelled “homophobes” and “bigots?”


Australians are voting on same-sex marriage — and it’s starting to get ugly


 

Withdrawing from Paris Agreement helps the poor

Whatever we feel about Trump, I heartily agree with him keeping his election promise in pulling the US out of that Paris Climate rort, and wish my country would do the same.  Why?  This rotten deal is nothing but U.N. wealth redistribution. 

NZ is a small nation of 4 million people, yet we are going to spend 1.4 billion dollars  per year on this rort  Enron type agreement.  It’s money we don’t have!  I know because last year the government talked about borrowing a billion to build badly needed housing.

People in NZ ask, to who our wealth would be going?  It seems the United Nations Green Climate Fund.  Who is in that?

Do you think the third world governments, dictators and crony capitalists like Al Gore really give a stuff about the environment?

One of the projects was a dam in Nepal, where they want to generate electricity for export to energy-hungry India.  Nepal and China-based Zhejiang Hydropower Construction and Installation Co will get the money, and India will get the power – at the cost of the environment and other nations.

Ironically, green groups are against the dams.  Well, they shouldn’t have supported the climate hysteria which is enabling this wealth heist.
Green groups condemn UN plan to use $136m from climate fund for large dams
Here’s why we should demand that our governments get out of this deal,

  1. The Paris agreement raises energy prices
  2. Regulations promulgated under the aegis of the Paris Agreement increase prices and harms the economy.
  3. The Paris Agreement redistributes wealth from taxpayers to international corporations and less developed nations.

This blog article puts the case very concisely.
Care About The Poor? Why Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps Those Most Vulnerable
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, for and against.

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Elderly man who can only afford to heat himself with one bar of the heater, UK. Will the leaders who went to Paris be living like that?

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New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets


 

Speaker’s talk denied at Berkley, home of Free speech

free-speech-quoteImagine this, “free speech for me – but not for thee!”  Is this what it is when a man goes to speak on a university campus on a fairly innocuous topic, but he can’t because of liberal riots?  This university campus is Berkley, the home of free speech!   The movement started there in the 1960’s.

The man’s name is Milo Yiannopoulos, public speaker, provocateur, and journalist at Breitbart News. Being gay, he is in a required minority – but he’s conservative, seen as “Alt-Right.” He doesn’t fit the liberal narrative, so he’s seen as a threat.

In his own words, Milo wasn’t going to talk about anything that you’d imagine would prompt violent riots …”

The liberals promoted the protest the day before the event when the “Berkeley Against Trump coalition” posted the invite to the protest in the student newspaper.  The Cal Berkeley Student Newspaper PROMOTED Protest-Turned-Riot The Day Before Milo Event

Like him or hate him, Milo Yiannopoulos should have been given the right to speak.

Here’s a student from Iran who wanted to hear Milo, wanted that freedom of speech at the Berkley Campus.  He said, “I invite everyone that was here to see the difference between intimidating people by street thuggery and an intellectual discourse that is based on meritorious learning.”

Why do liberals believe they have the right to speak, and no-one else?

It just goes to show,

The heart of a fool inclines to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2.

Backlash

As a result of the Free Speech Movement started by liberals at Berkley University in the 1960s, there was a substantial voter backlash against the individuals involved – and Ronald Reagen won an unexpected victory in the fall of 1966 when he was elected Governor of California.  I predict another backlash, with liberal behaviour putting off the Gen Y and Millennials who believe in free speech.  Will there be a swing to conservatism as the new counter-culture?

dilbert17Berkley has already lost the support of the creator of the Dilbert cartoons.

On his blog, Adams announced last week that he, too, doesn’t feel “safe or welcome on campus” because of his political views, so he said he would no longer support the public institution where he earned his MBA.


 

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Links

Free Speech Movement

Like or loathe him, the Berkeley riots prove Milo Yiannopoulos is right on free speech

MILO Addresses The UC Berkeley Riots

‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams ends UC Berkeley support over Milo Yiannopoulos protests

Free speech under fire: | Nihilism has invaded college campuses and politics