White Island

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

Eruption and corruption in NZ

How much carbon do volcanoes spew into the air?  It doesn’t matter – apparently if we give the UN $1.4 billion dollars a year for carbon trading, they’ll make it go away and magically make mother nature cool it by 1.5 degrees!

Even though New Zealand has the worst level of homelessness in the developed world, we’re committed to giving the UN $1.4 billion per year for carbon trading!  Even though I don’t particularly like President Trump, I applaud him for getting the United States out of the UN Paris rort Agreement.

Trump got the US out of that agreement because it’s a bad deal.  It’s a scam where developed Nations pay over one billion per year to assist developing countries in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and “developing” nations like China and India get a free ride.

I wonder how many New Zealanders know that $1,400,000,000 is being sent offshore, never to be seen again?  We might as well dump that money in the volcano’s crater.

The UN should give New Zealand our money back.  That money, obtained by fraud, was promised for housing – and now we’ll need even more because of the extra refugees that socialist prime minister Jacinda Adern is bringing in.

There’s so much we could spend it on – things like humane pest control, cleaning up old landfills, transport, building apprenticeships and affordable homes.

This is from Newshub.  Read it and weep.

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

“Newshub can reveal the cost to the New Zealand economy to meet Paris Agreement targets will be $1.4 billion every year for a decade.

But that money won’t be spent on reducing New Zealand’s domestic emissions – it’ll go towards paying other countries to reduce their emissions.

In documents released under the Official Information Act, a briefing to Judith Collins on her first day as Energy Minister says the cost to the economy of buying international carbon units to offset our own emissions will be $14.2 billion over 10 years.

Carbon trading is the process of buying and selling permits and credits to emit carbon dioxide.

In the documents, officials say “this represents a significant transfer of wealth overseas…”


When will New Zealand blow it’s top over this?  We should.  We can’t do much about ‘Acts of God,’ but we should be able to hold the people who are not acting in New Zealand’s best interests – people like corrupt bankers and socialist UN Shills to account.  The trouble is, the damage they do only emerges after they’ve gone on to high-ranking positions for the banks or UN.  New Zealand is left picking up the pieces while getting used to “a new normal.”

Volcanos, literal and figurative


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How much C02 does a volcano spew?  It’s unknown.  Another known unknown – volcanic outgassing of CO2

How much money does the UN want for CO2?  Trillions.  UN: Nobody is doing Enough to Limit CO2 Emissions

How much will it cost NZ?  New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets

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