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The Sheeple have spoken. BAAAAAA!

Its General election time, which is so bloody depressing its enough to drive me to drink. Elections in New Zealand are a demonstration of mass stupidity. The Sheeple actually believe that in choosing between John Keys National and Phil Goffs Labour parties that they are actually involved in making real and important moral and economic choices! The depressing reality is both these parties pedal the same Nanny state socialism, so much so that no matter which of these Parties are elected… Our country is buggered and will continue paddling down Poo creek!

There are of course other choices available, Consistent principles are the exception, Contradictions the norm, nonetheless some of the other options are much better than the status quo (those few parties who wish to implement Libertarian reforms), and then there are others which are much much worse (Parties which seek to impose even more obscene socialist inequalities and injustices, heavy handed regulations and prohibitions). It is a situation to be lamented that the former are not more popular, but to be celebrated in the latter. The sheeple are locked into the two party tunnel vision. Though MMP has been around for 15 years they still vote traditionally…as if still under FPP. I would not at all be surprised if the referendum on MMP comes back in favour of restoring some form of FPP. This referendum itself is a travesty considering the Real referendum ought to be on ending the apartheid electoral rolls and Race based seats which is a much more dire situation!

Thus I have resigned to the inevitability that nothing will change after the election
our nation we will remain an oppressive little xenophobic tyranny, and continue to slide into economic oblivion at a rate of $400+ million per week.
Satan Laughing spreads his wings… and John Key smuggly grins.

Evil prevails when good men do nothing.
It is into this cesspool of insanity that Richard and I are about to dive Head first. Richard standing as a list candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party and in the Mana electorate , and I myself as an independent Libertarian candidate for Hamilton West. I have no delusions of success, yet am driven to represent my Libertarian Ideals out of personal conviction that it is the Christian thing to do, and to give that small minority of Libertarians (of all faiths) a haven for their conscience. Some reading this will think Richard and I are fools, and that voting for us is to waste your vote. To that I say…. BAAA! *Your wooly thinking is the very reason why our country is enslaved to the National/ Labour parties… and on the road to hell!
As Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota once said “The only wasted vote is one not following your own conscience..” . Richard and I are giving voters *Real choices* And by standing we hold the voters to account for their Sheepish stupidity… because we give them the option to choose Justice, to vote for reform, and for prosperity. “He who governs best, governs least” Thomas Jefferson.
Tim Wikiriwhi

A top tax rate of 39 minutes

I’m inordinately fond of this quotation from comedian Katt Williams.‎

If you ain’t got no job, and you not smoking weed, I don’t know what the fuck you are doing with your life, I really don’t.

Some people seek to spend their every waking hour hard at work. Some people seek to spend their every waking hour hard at play. And some people seek an elusive “work/life balance”. Are you keeping busy?

This post is a bit of a follow-up to why I am a libertarian. I am a libertarian because one cannot consistently argue for personal liberties and at the same time be opposed to economic liberty.

I have been a drug law reform campaigner my entire adult life. I joined NORML over thirty years ago – or tried to. I was told to wait a year or two until I turned 18. The idea of persecuting people for choosing to smoke a herb that makes them feel happy and relaxed, and enhances their appreciation of food, music and sex always seemed to me both ludicrous and wrong. There are too many smokers to arrest!

The fact that there are too many cannabis smokers to arrest makes cannabis prohibition ludicrous, but it does not make it wrong. At university I once attended an introductory lecture on critical thinking. The lecturer devoted his time to demolishing most of my long cherished arguments in favour of drug law reform. I was aghast! And chastened. I realised that deploying bad arguments for good causes is not a good idea. I also realised that I needed only one good argument in favour of drug law reform. That argument is the argument from human rights. I have a moral right to smoke cannabis! It ain’t nobody’s business if I do! The state should leave peaceful people alone to enjoy smoking weed, if that’s how they choose to spend their time.

It wasn’t until a few years later that I realised that my one good argument was actually an entire political ideology. That’s when I realised I was a libertarian. I have a moral right to earn money! It ain’t nobody’s business if I do! The state should leave peaceful people alone to enjoy earning money, if that’s how they choose to spend their time. And it should leave peaceful, productive people alone to enjoy the fruits of their labours. Prohibition is violence and taxation is theft. Both institutions depend, ultimately, on coercion by the state. Both are wrong, and for the same reason. Whatever may be open to disagreement, there is one act of evil that may not, the act that no man may commit against others and no man may sanction or forgive.* So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate—do you hear me? no man may start—the use of physical force against others.

But, from a governmental perspective, there are differences between smoking pot and earning money. Time is money. The government can tax your money, but it can’t tax your time. Unless you try to combine smoking pot with earning money. Then you run the risk of a tax bill of several years in jail. This happened to one of the great heroes of New Zealand’s drug law reform movement, Dakta Green. Right now, he should be out campaigning for the ALCP vote in New Lynn. Instead, he’s rotting behind bars. Dakta Green says

After you’ve spent a little time in jail for growing a little weed, it tends to focus your mind on whether or not that’s a fair and proper response from authorities to our citizens. I, along with millions of others around the world, have decided that cannabis should be legally available for adults.

I’m one of those millions of people who’s decided that cannabis should be legally available for adults. That’s why, this election, I’m standing for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. I’m the ALCP candidate for the Mana electorate, and #9 on the party list. Tick, tick!

[Cross-posted to SOLO.]

(*This is the Objectivist version of the NIOF principle, due to Ayn Rand. Christians may not sanction, but they must forgive. Yes, even the tax collectors.)

If only Hamiltonians had listened to me. Your 38 million dollar mistake!

Hamilton V8s

Before Mayor Mike Redman was in a position to bankrupt Hamilton. I stood beside him on the campaign trail and told Hamiltonians that the City council ought to be restricted to maintaining core utilities, and not be involved in sporting events, Art, etc. We had already been impoverished by the last Mayor, David Braithwaite who built the Rugby stadium… which was another Mega million dollar budget blow out. Yet the people ignored my advise and were beguiled by this smooth talker in a fancy suit who mocked my frugality, and instead preached his scripted Big Council vision. Well The Sheeple got what they voted for and are now paying the price. The V8s have cost Hamilton Ratepayers $38 000 000.00. Redman was supported in his decision by most of the same elected morons whom rubber-stamped the new stadium. At least Redman has done the right thing and quit his Super city job, and is now calling upon Hamilton City Councilors to do the same. We need to have another local body election.

How to solve Hamilton’s rates crisis

Wikiriwhi for Hamilton Mayor

Redman Running Hamilton into Red

Redman quits, urges others to follow

Top official quits over V8 report

The Green Death (Part 1)

A long time ago there was a 6-episode serial of Dr Who called The Green Death. It terrified me as a child. The story is set in the Welsh mining village of Llanfairfach. The Doctor discovers that the mine is full of giant maggots and fluorescent, putrescent green slime. Deadly green slime that is lethal if touched, because the green death infection not so gradually turns its victims into fluorescent, putrescent green slime themselves. Ironically, the serial had an environmentalist theme. It turns out the slime has been produced by chemical waste pumped from the nearby plant of a company called Global Chemicals. What a great name for an evil capitalist corporation!

Yes, you can see where I’m going with this. Today’s Green Death is the environmentalist movement and, in particular, its local incarnation, the Green Party of New Zealand. Today’s putrescent green slime is the propaganda piece on a billboard I drive past on my way to work, pictured below. It exhorts us to party vote Green “for a richer New Zealand”.

For a richer New Zealand

Now, I’m a great fan of juxtaposition. I thought this post was pretty funny. But juxtaposition isn’t always funny.

Yes, that’s right. The Green Party is going to take money from the productive – those who actually create wealth and who create jobs – and employ the unproductive and unemployable to create – ostensibly – a richer New Zealand. Anyone with an ounce of sense can see that it’s not going work. The Green Party, if they had their way, would condemn us all to a poorer New Zealand.

Green Socialism redistributes wealth from the poor to the rich

The aristocrats cashing in on Britain’s wind farm subsidies  

Here again we see how taxes raped from the working class by Nanny states are funneled into the coffers of the filthy Rich.  Again it becomes clear that a small Libertarian government is to be preferred because if under liberty wealth distribution is unequal, at least it would not be so because of unjust political favouritism! Oh and lets not mention the fact that the whole issue of  Global Warming  is one big fat Socialist Lie designed to destroy freedom and private property rights and undermine Judeo-Christian values! (Agenda 21 prefers the worship of ‘Mother Earth’ to that of Jehovah, whom gave mankind dominion over the Earth and told him to subdue it-Gen1vs 27,28). Let me make it clear that I am not Anti-Wealth. I am anti-monopoly. Monopoly being defined as *Political advantage*. The point I am making is that the socialist gospel is a fraud.

Socialist Sport Redistributes Wealth from the Poor to the Rich

 Winning the WC cost New Zealand 3/4 of a Billion Dollars! That’s is an insane amount of Loot! It demonstrates our Nation is a ship of fools.  This Budget Blowout is yet another consequence  of the politicalisation of Sport… a  demonstration of Socialist *Totalitarian*  over-government. 

 To all you Socialists out there who Cheered and whistled as the Games played on.. You have no right to claim you care for the Poor! Now they must bear the Burden of these hundreds of Millions on the price of their food and clothes… on the cost of their rents! You can have no claim to be the vanguard against Elitist Favoritism! You have redistributed Millions of Dollar from the poor to the rich and created a sporting  elite to be worshiped by the deluded masses… whose wealth and fame will grow …. who will meddle in politics, pervert our democracy, and support even greater Government usurpations! 

 Today you Parade while the backs of the working man breaks, and the wolves of dept are at his door! And not one Politician will have the Balls to admit this truth! Just like Ex Mayor of Hamilton Bob Simcock tried to justify the tens of millions of rate payer debt caused by the V8 Super-cars by saying “The regional economy benefits”, so too will the Mammoth debts and ongoing expenses  from the World Cup be said to have ‘benefited the National economy’.  I say “Tell that to the thousands of poor whom struggle to pay their bills! Tell that to the pensioners who cant afford to heat their hovels in winter!” They will receive not one benifical penny… all they receive is a hefty bill from Nanny state. And you wonder why Western Civilisation is wallowing in debt and the divide between rich and poor keeps growing?    Tim Wikiriwhi

Everyone is entitled to my opinion

Brilliant Minds Think Alike, But Brilliant Lines Cost You

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Everyone’s entitled to David Brinkley’s opinion, but they have to pay for Ashleigh Brilliant’s thoughts.

Mr. Brinkley, the television journalist, says he has been the victim of “a shakedown.” He says the culprit is Mr. Brilliant, but more than that he won’t say: “I don’t want to get into it because I don’t want him coming back at me. We’ve paid him off. Now I just want to get rid of him.”

Mr. Brilliant’s racket: professional epigrammatist. Creating and copyrighting pithy mottoes has been his livelihood since 1967. So far, the 63-year-old former history professor has copyrighted 7,540 aphorisms, which he licenses for postcards, T-shirts and other products. They range from his favorite, “Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything,” to No. 7,540: “My plan is to get through life without ever having a plan.” And they include No. 461, copyrighted in 1974: “Everybody Is Entitled to My Opinion.”

After Mr. Brinkley’s book with a similar title was published last fall, Mr. Brilliant wrote him a letter saying: “I have always had the utmost respect for you and your work … but I am sorry to tell you that there is a legal problem.” Noting that Brilliant v. W.B. Enterprises Inc. found that even a short, catchy phrase is entitled to copyright protection, Mr. Brilliant explained, “I am obliged to fight tenaciously to retain those rights, because my entire livelihood depends on it.”

Mr. Brinkley acknowledged in his book that he paid $1,000 to a friend of his daughter, Edwin Craig Wall III, for thinking the title up one night over dinner.

But Mr. Brilliant thinks Mr. Wall was just “subconsciously quoting” the saying, not creating it. “I impute no dishonesty to Mr. Wall,” Mr. Brilliant wrote to Mr. Brinkley, “but there is also a very good possibility that he had somewhere encountered it on one of my products.”

Indeed, the world of epigrams is fairly well-mined with Brilliant copyrights waiting for infringement. He has now settled 134 infringement claims, he says.

And in this case, too, he won in the end. Random House, which published Mr. Brinkley’s book, paid him $1,000 for the rights without agreeing to or contesting Mr. Brilliant’s claims.

All of which reminds Mr. Brilliant of thought No. 1,862: “Before you go to sleep tonight, please remember that all my dreams are copyrighted.”

Copyright © 1997 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

My opinion is that

People like Mr. Brilliant give professional epigrammatists a bad name Sultan of Occussi Ambeno

If restricting other people’s freedom of speech is what his “entire livelihood depends on” then it’s time to get a new job.

Let them drink Rheineck

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway remembers fondly the days when his cultured palate was enriched with vast quantities of 50 cent cans of Rheineck beer.

I remember this from my student days. We would always look at the cheapest product that week, whether it be Tui, or Rheineck, or some of those other quality products. I remember Rheineck being 50c a can – it was disgusting.

And this is the prime example of buying something for one purpose only, and that is for its alcohol content and its cheapness, because you wouldn’t buy Rheineck on the taste …

… from the NZ Herald.

Quite right, too. You wouldn’t buy Rheineck on the taste. Why would you buy Rheineck?

You can still buy Rheineck. It’s currently on special at Foodtown, Woolworths and Countdown. $13.59 for a 12-pack of 330ml cans. Today’s price per can is $1.29, compared to 50 cents circa 1999. That’s a 250% price increase in 12 years.

… So, yes, we do need to increase the price

So, no, Iain. We don’t.

A party of parrots

It looks like Hekia Parata is the first off the blocks here in the Mana electorate. A flyer was in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. Half the content is under the heading “I stand for:”

Not included are the three most important of the National Party’s stated values, viz.,

• Individual freedom and choice
• Personal responsibility
• Limited government

Included is

Safer communities. I back law and order policies that put victims first and deal with serious repeat offenders. I support early intervention for young offenders and measures to win the drug war on ‘P’.

Hekia’s list is standard copy that I presume has gone out to all candidates because the exact same text is on Mark Mitchell‘s website and Leonie Hapeta‘s website.

National Party candidates don’t know what they stand for. That’s why they have to be told. Parata’s party is not a party of principle, it’s a party of parrots!