Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Tauranga councillors will fail just like the old ones did

I am writing this blog entry a week or so after the local body elections.
I am writing it for the following reason.
WHEN - not "if" but "when" the latest bunch of new councillors fail, and are held in as much distain  as the previous councillors who were voted out, I want it to be recorded as saying "I told you so!"
These new "younger voices" and people with "fresh new ideas" are as morally and philosophically bankrupt as the previous councillors who the Tauranga population berated, and who were voted off council.
These new councillors will fail for the same reasons as the previous bunch, and will continue to disappoint the ratepayers, and continue the out of control debt that was one of the main concerns of the ratepayers.
In 3 years time when we have a repeat of the recent situation, I want to be able to say I predicted it, and to say that you got what you deserved.
Less than a week out, and there is talk of a new library and the museum situation has been raised again - no doubt to try and persuade the newbies into spending up large ratepayers money to those who scream the loudest, not to mention the Hairy McLeary statues debacle and  Entertainment events funding.

The local election is simply an advanced auction of stolen goods (ratepayers money), and it makes me sick.
In my opinion, the council should be responsible for CORE SERVICES ONLY, leaving everything else to community groups, charity organisations,  entrepreneurs and private enterprise.
It is not the councils job to have GOOD IDEAS, or FRESH THINKING, or YOUNG VOICES to deliver things that the younger generation demand - they are as morally bankrupt as the older generation, and no different.
If young people WANT STUFF (or OLD people for that matter), then let them get off their arses and DO IT, fund raise, form groups, find sponsorships etc - not plead and Beg to the council to provide it for them.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Seaweed Problem

A recent editorial in the BOP Times laments about the stench of seaweed on the local beaches, and how the children of one family living on the waterfront are getting sick because of it.

I agree that it does smell, and looks very unsightly, and those are two reasons why I dont have a house along the waterfront ( not to mention the economic reason).

However, what I do disagree with is the writer of this editorial saying WE need to hurry up and invest in a plan to get rid of it.

Here is my response to this:

In saying "we" need to invest in a plan, I hope you don't mean "council?"

The council are NOT (contrary to popular belief) some group of superhuman superheroes, sitting on a mountain of gold who can be called upon to fix every problem at the whim of every group of people that moan loudly and frequently enough!

Council are a hydra-headed monster that needs feeding - and it eats money - lots of money!
The more you demand they do, the more you have to feed them.

They THRIVE on this immoral belief that they are there to fix every conceivable problem - it keeps them all employed. The more you demand they do, the more they will hold you down and go through you pockets.

We need less council interference in our lives not MORE.

When some entrepreneur comes up with a use for seaweed, lets hope council will allow them free access to it, by cutting red tape and consent procedures etc.

Perhaps the council could search for interested parties to take it away, and allow them access to it.
Perhaps they could run a competition for the removal of it, with the prize being free consent and resource management fees, and free access to the resource in the future, or something of this nature. What about the use of a piece of land to dump it on - anything that does not include the further rape of the ratepayers

Friday, December 14, 2012

MONEY - the root of all GOOD

The following is THE most profound explanation of money that you will EVER read.

 I suggest you read it, and then read it again . . . and again.

From ATLAS SHRUGGED, by Ayn Rand, page 387:
Rearden heard Bertram Scudder, outside the group, say to a girl who made some sound of indignation, "Don't let him disturb you. You know, money is the root of all evil—and he's the typical product of money."

Rearden did not think that Francisco could have heard it, but he saw Francisco turning to them with a gravely courteous smile.

"So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Aconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor— your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

"Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions—and you'll learn that man's mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

"But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is MADE—before it can be looted or mooched—made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

"To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except by the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return. Money permits you to obtain for your goods and your labor that which they are worth to the men who buy them, but no more. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the traders. Money demands of you the recognition that men must work for their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss—the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery—that you must offer them values, not wounds—that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of GOODS. Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best your money can find. And when men live by trade—with reason, not force, as their final arbiter—it is the best product that wins, the best performance, then man of best judgment and highest ability—and the degree of a man's productiveness is the degree of his reward. This is the code of existence whose tool and symbol is money. Is this what you consider evil?

"But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality—the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind.

"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants; money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

"Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth—the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve that mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

"Money is your means of survival. The verdict which you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

"Money will always remain an effect and refuse to replace you as the cause. Money is the product of virtue, but it will not give you virtue and it will not redeem your vices. Money will not give you the unearned, neither in matter nor in spirit. Is this the root of your hatred of money?

"Or did you say it's the LOVE of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is the loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money—and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it."
"Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another—their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.

"But money demands of you the highest virtues, if you wish to make it or to keep it. Men who have no courage, pride, or self-esteem, men who have no moral sense of their right to their money and are not willing to defend it as they defend their life, men who apologize for being rich—will not remain rich for long. They are the natural bait for the swarms of looters that stay under rocks for centuries, but come crawling out at the first smell of a man who begs to be forgiven for the guilt of owning wealth. They will hasten to relieve him of the guilt—and of his life, as he deserves.

"Then you will see the rise of the double standard—the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money—the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law—men who use force to seize the wealth of DISARMED victims—then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.

"Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion—when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it becomes, marked: 'Account overdrawn.'

"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are.

"You stand in the midst of the greatest achievements of the greatest productive civilization and you wonder why it's crumbling around you, while your damning its life-blood—money. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Throughout men's history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor. That phrase about the evil of money, which you mouth with such righteous recklessness, comes from a time when wealth was produced by the labor of slaves—slaves who repeated the motions once discovered by somebody's mind and left unimproved for centuries. So long as production was ruled by force, and wealth was obtained by conquest, there was little to conquer. Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers—as industrialists.

"To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a COUNTRY OF MONEY—and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being—the self-made man—the American industrialist.

"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose—because it contains all the others—the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to MAKE money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity—to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted, or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.

"Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide-as, I think, he will.
"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction.

When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns—or dollars. Take your choice—there is no other—and your time is running out."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The RATIONED government run health system

This is the result of giving away stuff for FREE.

This illustrates our Government run health system, and many other aspects of the welfare state.

People take as much as they can get their hands on whether they need it or not (because its free)

When the government run out of budget to keep the shelves stocked, they must RATION what they have left.

Because healthcare is FREE [sic] there will always be more people requiring treatment than the government can afford to fix, so Instead of clearing waiting lists by completing more operations, they just make it HARDER to get onto the waiting list in the first place, which means instead of receiving the best healthcare available, those the government force to pay for this unsustainable pyramid scheme receive the best healthcare the GOVERNMENT can afford to let them have!

Instead of getting fixed when WE want, we are only allowed to get fixed when the government say we are sick enough.

This is the thing that puzzles me.

Everybody agrees that they want to be FREE, and they all want FREEDOM, but what they REALLY WANT is THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS (ie to be free to vote away the rights and money of the minority).
Something Che Guevara became famous for.

I find it ironic that the picture of Obama on the boys shirt has the caption of HOPE on it! Perhaps he's hoping that the situation pictured is not going to happen as a result of his healthcare reforms in the US!

The word "hope" is much like the word "faith"
a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, based on spiritual apprehension in the absence of proof or facts.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Garth George on the rampage again

I find it ironic - and slightly disturbing that the Bay of Plenty Times resident oligarch (I mean columnist) GarthGeorge has the affront to write an article on the subject of freedom, when Garth is (almost) the biggest control freak to write a regular column in the BOP Times.

Garth is a firm believer in the use of force, and is constantly banging on about making this that or the other thing compulsory - forcing others to comply with his version of Freedom.

I liken Garth to that other misunderstood pin up boy for freedom - Che Guevara.

Not that Garth is a mass murderer like Che, but, like Che, Garth wants the freedom to oppress others (by the use of force) to comply with his idea of freedom.

It just goes to show how screwed up society is when we cannot comprehend the meaning of such a simple word.  He must have majored at the government school of spin to enable him to have such a twisted interpretation of the word.

Governments are constantly guilty of such practice - ie TAX= theft, or unbundling the loop = privatising a companies private assets - to name a couple.

For the benefit of Garth (and those of you who are also confused on the meaning of the word) I state the following:

The basic concept of freedom is that if you wish to be free, then you must allow others the same courtesy, or in the words of Abraham Lincoln: Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Ayn Rand said:
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities (or freedom.)

And finally words of wisdom from Ronald Reagan:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Do us a favour George - stick to your knitting, and leave freedom to those who know what it really means, and who care for it enough to protect it from those who wish to destroy it.

Herbal Highs

Front page news in the BOP Times today states: Herbal High makes kids psychotic.

Here is my letter to the editor on the subject


If people were not forced to seek alternative, man-made alternatives to recreational drugs, perhaps they would not resort to P or K2 and other so called “herbal Highs” (which are only herbal in they are vegetable matter - sprayed with a man-made chemical.)

Perhaps if people were to mind their own business and stop being everybody's nanny, telling them what they can and cannot do with their lives, bodies and income this would not be an issue.

If they were to admit the ineffectual squillion dollar war on drugs makes criminals of people who are hurting nobody but themselves, and only leads them to commit crime in order to fund something they could otherwise pick in their own garden, or purchase from a chemist.

If they were prepared to educate others on the dangers of drugs instead of use force on them (the most uncivilised action one human can enact upon another - a crime in itself) things would be different.

I don’t condone cannabis or recreational drug use, but I respect peoples right to take them if they chose - I don’t believe in victimnless crime.

This is front page news created by you who insist on giving permission to big government to interfere in your personal lives. You have created your very own Frankenstein, just so you can have something to be outraged over - I would laugh if the situation was not so dire.

Monday, September 17, 2012

More slaves required

A correspondent to the BOP Times recently had this to say in a recent letter to the editor.

 One gets tired of reading and hearing the "negative knockers" who try to impede progress, even on enhancement plans.

Just get on with it, this Pilot Bay boardwalk proposal is something that is needed and the project has my total support in the belief that it will be a huge improvement to the whole Pilot Bay area.

Here is my reply to Murray - an all those of his ilk.


I apologise to Murray Coppard for being a "negative knocker" and impeding his efforts of making my life so much much better. I shall go out immediately and enslave as many people as I can to get the work done immediately so as to increase our enjoyment of life!

Just because Murray agrees with this particular project, he thinks[sic] that everybody ELSE should be forced to agree with it too.

Murray is of the opinion that it is OK to use FORCE on others because HE thinks it is for their own good.

This attitude really gets up my nose, and I have trouble understanding how otherwise civilised and intelligent people (which I am sure he is) can resort to such behaviour

I  do NOT apologise for standing up for my rights, the rights to my life, my time, and my earnings - socialists HATE it when individuals speak out to protect their income and their rights from those who would rob and steal every last penny of their hard earned wages from the looters and do-gooders and busyboddies who know much better than I on how to spend my money.
These people would much rather us "negative knockers" just shut up and allow ourselves to be pillaged - we make life so inconvenient for them. Perhaps we should be bound and gagged to allow them easier access to our wallets.

If murray would like to offer up his OWN money (free of compulsion) and his own time in fundraising, I would possibly JOIN HIM, or at least praise him for his efforts.
However, I shall continue to be a "negative knocker" in regards to anybody on any topic where individuals are robbed against their will, and forced to be community spirited (an oxymoron)

Monday, August 08, 2011

BOP Times editor lives in a parallel universe

Who needs Phone Tapping when you can get your information living in a parallel universe!

The editor of the Bay of Plenty times jubillantly states in his editorial (and whose opinion also features in the inappropriately titled “Our View column) “now that the legal high Kronic has been banned and made illegal, New Zealand is now safer place for everyone!”

I can't help but wonder if he means the same New Zealand that I live in, or if he is referring to one in a parallel universe somewhere? I say that because the likelihood that either of those two things being possible is just a fantasy!

In the New Zealand that I live in, criminals have just been handed another product to add to their business ventures.

Another product to sell and manufacture at inflated prices, without hygenic packaging, health warnings, hygenic manufacturing processes, standards or regulated dosages.

Now those who chose this kind of recreational product (over one that nanny says is acceptable) will become criminals. Now those on lower incomes will have to spend more to get what they want, manufacture their own, or steal money or property, to be able to afford to purchase things which have been artificially inflated by the government.

Instead of educating people not to do stupid things to themselves, nanny would rather place innocent New Zealanders lives at risk.

Instead of protecting your lives, she has now put you in danger, and responsible people penalised for  the actions of others.

The result of saving people from acts of stupidity is to fill the world with fools, and the beehive is full of them.

But then again,Nanny likes it that way - it ensures you keep her in a job.