This post was published at Jason Goodman
This post was published at Jason Goodman
A 2016 earthquake has awoken a fault line that was thought to be dormant. Now that it’s becoming active, fears have arisen that New Zealand could be destroyed by a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake.
The devastating Kaikura earthquake in 2016 has resurrected the Hikurangi subductionzone where two tectonic plates clash and one is pushed down. Geologists are now warning that this trench could cause a massive earthquake on the ocean floor, and could trigger other 9.0 magnitude earthquakes and tsunamis that will reach the western coast of the islands in just seven minutes.
The Australian plate is heading north while the Pacific plate is heading west, and the combination of these motions means that the Pacific plate, which includes much of the South Island, is moving relative to the Australian plate at a rate of about 40millimeterss each year in a southwesterly direction.
This post was published at shtfplan on November 27th, 2017.
Political Correctness Hampers Honest Debate
What would the world be like today had Europeans never colonized Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and South Asia?
Most of these societies would still not have discovered the wheel. It takes a huge amount of reality-avoidance and ineptitude for outsiders who travel there not to realize that a billion or more people in the Third World still wouldn’t have discovered the wheel. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that the Third World would have independently found, discovered, or invented even a fraction – if any at all – of the sciences and technologies that exist today.
Without Europeans, lives in what were once colonized countries would have been brutish and much shorter than they are. These countries would have had nothing remotely resembling the concept of the rule of law.
After the end of the World War II, countries in the Third World started to gain their so-called independence. One the largest waves of immigration of Indians to the UK happened soon after the process of British decolonization started. Locals in those days knew that once the British were gone, India and Africa would enter a phase of chaos. After almost 70 years, this chaos shows little sign of abating. It is getting worse.
This post was published at Acting-Man on October 25, 2017.
The New Zealand Prime Minister that took the country back into Marxism, has fired its first shot across the bow. The Labour party have formally signed a coalition agreement, introducing all new policies focusing on climate change, regional development, and poverty which translates into hunting the hated rich. Thirty-seven-year-old Jacinda Ardern, a member of the New Zealand Labour Party, became the world’s youngest female leader. Hillary must be crying in her martini.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Oct 25, 2017.
Imagine you and a friend are enjoying a beautiful hike. Then it begins to snow and your hiking partner disappears.
Well, that’s exactly what happened to 33-year-old Pavlina Pizova and her partner Ondrej Petr. Pavlina and Ondrej were hiking in the New Zealand wilderness when clouds overtook the area and heavy snow began to fall, making it difficult to see where they were going.
Ondrej slipped down an icy slope and became trapped between some rocks. Pavlina carefully made her way toward Petr before she realized he had died during the fall. She ended up spending the night out in the freezing conditions next to his body.
The next day, Pavlina trudged through waist-deep snow to a hut she knew was nearby to rest and get some supplies. She ate food other hikers had left behind and then attempted to hike her way back to safety. But avalanches nearby made it impossible for her to get very far, so she decided to stay put in the hut.
This post was published at Laissez Faire on Sep 1, 2017.
Throughout history, until about the middle of the 18th century, mass poverty was nearly everywhere the normal condition of man. Then capital accumulation and a series of major inventions ushered in the Industrial Revolution. In spite of occasional setbacks, economic progress became accelerative. Today, in the United States, in Canada, in nearly all of Europe, in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, mass poverty has been practically eliminated. It has either been conquered or is in process of being conquered by a progressive capitalism. Mass poverty is still found in most of Latin America, most of Asia, and most of Africa.
Yet even the United States, the most affluent of all countries, continues to be plagued by “pockets” of poverty and by individual poverty.
Temporary pockets of poverty, or of distress, are an almost necessary result of a free competitive enterprise system. In such a system some firms and industries are growing or being born, others are shrinking or dying; and many entrepreneurs and workers in the dying industries are unwilling or unable to change their residence or their occupation. Pockets of poverty may be the result of a failure to meet domestic or foreign competition, of a shrinkage or disappearance of demand for some product, of mines or wells that have been exhausted, of land that has become a dust bowl, and of droughts, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. There is no way of preventing most of these contingencies, and no all encompassing cure for them. Each is likely to call for its own special measures of alleviation or adjustment. Whatever general measures may be advisable can best be considered as part of the broader problem of individual poverty.
This problem is nearly always referred to by socialists as “the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty.” The implication of the phrase is not only that such poverty is inexcusable, but that its existence must be the fault of those who have the “plenty.” We are most likely to see the problem clearly, however, if we stop blaming “society” in advance and seek an unemotional analysis.
This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on July 27, 2017.
Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, is a wanted man by the FBI, the Justice Department, and especially Hollywood. For the last decade or so, Dotcom has spent millions fighting extradition to the United States for copyright infringement laws involving Mega Upload, the file-sharing site he founded.
Accused of creating a medium where independent users of his site could upload, share and distribute files such as Hollywood movies, Dotcom cannot leave the country where he currently lives, New Zealand. That is, unless he wants to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
So why would a wanted man, larger than life as the notorious B. I. G, want to wade into the world of geopolitics? Maybe the answer can be found in the person of Seth Rich.
Rich, who was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was killed assassination style just feet from his Washington, DC home. Despite authorities calling it a robbery, none of his valuables were taken, leaving many to question whether his death, which is still unsolved, was politically motivated.
Within days of his murder, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of emails belonging to the DNC. Those emails created a firestorm of controversy for the mainstream media, the DNC, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders’ supporters.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on MAY 21, 2017.
New Zealanders are really getting into the new emojis. Using the ‘poo emoji’ (a pile of smiling poop), they are protesting their government’s handling of the environment.
Protesters from the Action Station group launched 50 inflatable poo emojis onto Lake Ohakuri on the Waikato River the New Zealand Herald reports. The inflatable ‘poos’ were released near to where the ruling National Party was holding a conference. The poo emojis were meant to bring attention to the Action Station’s opinion that the new rules would mean more contaminants in freshwater, not fewer.
The Action Station group claims that the proposed new standards would not improve water quality. They believe that they will instead result in ‘more poo and wee in the water’ – hence the emoji-based protest. ‘We decided to have some fun with the emojis to illustrate our point, but this is not a light-hearted issue,’ campaigner Laura O’Connell-Rapira told the paper.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on MAY 7, 2017.
When the gullible and insouciant American public and the presstitutes who participate in the deceptions permitted the Deep State to get away with the fairy tale that a few Saudi Arabians under the direction of Osama bin Laden, but without the support of any government or intelligence agency, were able to outwit the entirety of the Western Alliance and Israel’s Mossad and deliver the greatest humiliation in history to ‘the world’s only superpower’ by making the entirety of the US government dysfunctional on September 11, 2001, Washington learned that it could get away with anything, any illegal and treasonous act, any lie. The gullible Western populations would believe anything that they were told.
Not only insouciant Americans, but much of the world accepts any statement out of Washington as the truth despite the evidence. If Washington said it, Washington’s vassals in Germany, France, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan assent to the obvious lie as if it were the obvious truth. So do the CIA purchased media of these vassal states, a collection of whores who prefer CIA subsidies to truth.
When Obama inherited the Deep State’s agenda from George W. Bush, he set up Syria’s Assad for regime change by repeating for many months that if Assad used chemical weapons in the ‘civil war’ that Washington had sent ISIS to conduct, Assad would have crossed the ‘Red Line’ that Obama had drawn and would, as the consequence, face an invasion by the US military, just as Iraq had been invaded based on Washington’s lie about ‘weapons of mass destruction.’
This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on April 26, 2017.
While trade barriers, immigration control, and exit fees are top-of-mind for many as the Article 50 negotiations begin, it seems British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has other priorities. As The Sun reports, Rudd is looking at introducing new ‘barista visas’ to ensure coffee shops and pubs are still fully staffed after Brexit.
Under the plan, young European citizens will still be able to come to the UK and work in the hospitality industry when we leave the EU. But their time here will be strictly limited to two years and they won’t be able to claim benefits or free housing. The proposal has been suggested by Migration Watch UK chairman Lord Green and was dubbed ‘a good idea’ by a senior Home Office source. It is based on the current Youth Mobility Scheme for travellers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 17, 2017.
After denying that British and other European intelligence agencies have intercepted communications between Donald Trump’s staff and Russian citizens and other Russian citizens during the campaign, the truth has come out that they did exactly that. The Guardian, which has also been extremely anti-Trump, reported: ‘Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.’
European intelligence agencies sent these intercepts to their US counterparts, US Congress and law enforcement agencies, and US and European intelligence agencies. This is all part of an elaborate scheme. US intelligence agencies cannot by law tap American calls. The British and Germans can and do. They then hand it to the US agencies who then claim they didn’t do anything.
These European intelligence services did monitor those communication between the Trump staff and the Russian individuals for several months, and then passed the results to the US. The United States and the UK are part of the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ agreement (together with Canada, Australia and New Zealand), which provides an exchange of intelligence from the member countries. Foreign intelligence monitors citizen with a country and then hands the results to that domestic agency. This is how they all circumvent civil rights of their own citizens. The new head of the CIA can bullshit everyone saying they do not tap American phones, but he NEVER said they do not get that info by allowing foreign intelligence to do so.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Apr 14, 2017.
Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,
If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian government: it was illegal.
Yet most mainstream media outlets clearly supported the strike. Many U. S. allies also supported the strike, including so-called peaceful countries such as New Zealand, which stated the strikes were a ‘proportional response to a specific incident – the chemical weapons atrocity.’ New Zealand also said they would consider sending troops to Syria if the American government requested them.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 14, 2017.
If the world seems like its falling apart, then perhaps it is time to figure out where you could go to avoid the worst of it.
With so many factors building up to global turmoil, and a number of trigger points for civil unrest and economic collapse inside the United States, where would you go?
While every place has its problems, and no place is guaranteed to remain calm, certain pockets of relative safety like Scandinavia, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile or New Zealand could prove to be a bit more prone to stability, than to collapse. Compared to other hot spots, these places could be a harbor.
With that said, the global economic collapse will not spare any region from fallout, and there will be great damage to all countries lined up in the chain of dominoes. Moreover, there are few, if any, places that are immune from natural disasters and other major problems.
This post was published at shtfplan on April 12th, 2017.
It’s not just US-Russian relations that have devolved to the level of spontaneous diplomat expulsion. According to Reuters, New Zealand has expelled an attache at the U. S. Embassy after Washington refused to waive his right to diplomatic immunity in relation to a police investigation of a potentially serious crime, after an “incident” which gave him a broken nose and a black eye, media and authorities said. New Zealand Television said the man had worked alongside New Zealand’s intelligence service, the Government Communications Security Bureau, which is a member of the so-called Five Eyes signals-intelligence alliance binding the U. S., the U. K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
In other words, the unnamed diplomat was most likely a US spy – which would explain why the government refused to strip him of his immunity – who got into a fight, and quickly vacated the country.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 20, 2017.
The issue here is, who is going to decide whether the people of New Zealand are fluoridated? Who will be in charge? Communities, or the federal government?
From The NZHerald, 3/13/16 – my comments are in CAPS:
‘MPs are expecting furious opposition to proposals on fluoridated drinking water as public hearings kick off this week.’
‘The first select committee hearings will be held tomorrow on the Government’s plan to transfer the responsibility for fluoridating water from councils to district health boards (DHBs).’ [TRANSFER THE DECISION FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO LARGER FEDERAL ENTITIES – A TAKEOVER.]
‘In a rare move, Parliament’s Health Committee has agreed to hear from every individual or organisation that asked to make an oral submission.’
‘In total, 60 organisations and 140 individuals are expected to give presentations, and the committee will be broken up into sub-committees in order to hear them all.’ [IN OTHER WORDS, THE FULL COMMITTEE WON’T HEAR ANY INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION – A CLUE THAT THE ‘TOLERANCE’ FOR EVERY POINT OF VIEW IS JUST A SHOW.]
”The committee felt that hearing from everyone on this was important’, committee chairman and National MP Simon O’Connor said.’
”It’s a passionate topic. People feel very strongly about it and we thought … the best way to manage that was to allow them to be heard’.’ [YES, HEARD, BEFORE BEING IGNORED. THE COMMITTEE HAS ALREADY MADE UP ITS MIND.]
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on March 16, 2017.
The Donald Trump administration and the Brexit severance of ties between the United Kingdom and the European Union have, in a matter of a little over a half year, changed the world from a post-Cold War new world order based on American supremacy to a global disorder of altered alliances on a multipolar geo-political chessboard. In many respects, the new global disorder has also placed in jeopardy various post-World War II contrivances, including NATO, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Australia-New Zealand-United States (ANZUS) alliance.
Every international relations textbook and playbook can be thrown away with the advent of the new global disorder. Trump has kicked off his foreign policy by introducing an incoherent foreign policy. On one hand, Trump claims he wants to partner with Russia on the war against radical Islamic terrorism. Yet, Trump has also indicated, through his UN ambassador Nicky Haley and Defense Secretary James Mattis, that he is committed to NATO and wants Russia to withdraw from Crimea. It is well known that the annual National Football League’s Super Bowl coordinates its patriotic military-oriented events with the Pentagon. In recent past years, U. S. troops serving in places like Afghanistan and Iraq were featured during and after the game on the host stadium’s jumbotron television screens.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 10, 2017.
Having recently accused the US of ‘wasting $14 trillion on war instead of its people’, China’s second richest man, Jack Ma, continued to voice his concerns to President Trump on a recent trip to Australia, warning retreat from globalization will only result in trouble.
While meeting US President Donald Trump last month, Ma announced Alibaba would help to create a million jobs in the US, but speaking in Melbourne, where the e-commerce giant Alibaba opened its Australia and New Zealand headquarters, RT reports that Ma warned…
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 6, 2017.