Friday, 27 November 2015

The people speak out on climate change.

Hundreds march in Palmerston North

The Square comes alive for a good reason.
 Which does the PM prefer another photo op with the All-Blacks, pony tails on waitresses, or doing something about man’s inhumanity to our earth, by pandering to some farmers?

I’ve just returned from attending the Palmerston North march around the Square organised by the youth of our city. I was but one of hundreds. The message was clear. Set some meaningful targets to combat climate change and stop creeping and crawling to the US

NZ once led the world but now we are simply followers of the money movers.

The marches around NZ are a part of a world-wide effort and it has been a huge success, Auckland ten thousand plus, Wellington seven more thousand, Christchurch many thousands etc. check out this report from radio NZ…RNZ puts our biased TV channel to shame…Radio NZ reports the news while TV distorts and manipulates it.

Women led the way, as usual.
   We must get our leaders to lead, we must stop the PR crap, and once again lead the world by designing and committing to realistic and meaningful goals. Tim Groser could do much-much better in regard to climate change than he did over the rotten deal we got over the TPPA. 

The only thing that Groser understands is selling us short and under Keys direction sell us short as a nation...when are Groser and Key going to show some guts. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Is military Drone use criminal

Bravery comes in many shapes and forms. The State and its secret agencies treat Whistle-blowers as traitors, when in fact based on democratic principles they are simply telling or revealing the truth…this of course correctly paints many of our so-called free world leaders as nothing more than cowards and murderers. 
After the Second World War the Nazi excuse of ‘I was simply obeying orders’ was declared by the US to be inadmissible, and so those accused of and found guilty of war crimes were executed.
Many young American service men and women today believe they have been put in the very same position in controlling drones to kill innocent people. This from Democracy Now:  

“Has the U.S. drone war "fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS"? That’s the conclusion of four former Air Force service members who are speaking out together for the first time. They’ve issued a letter to President Obama warning the U.S. drone program is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism. They accuse the administration of lying about the effectiveness of the drone program, saying it is good at killing people—just not the right ones. The four drone war veterans risk prosecution by an administration that has been unprecedented in its targeting of government whistle-blowers.

These four young men are being extremely courageous in speaking out, because in the US and many in other countries like Israel etc. they put their life on the line for being honest.

The real problem for New Zealanders is that our Service men and women may be assisting in war crimes being committed based on the fact that they supply information and assistance to the US controllers of the Drone murder programme.

I doubt that Key, our Prime Minister would defend them, [Kiwi whistle-blowers] because he has developed a extremely submissive behaviour in relation to both the US and Australia leaders. His squirming behaviour of late confirms that fact.

Here are the top leadership in the US sitting and watching while US armed forces invade another countries air space and murder a foreign national. [In Pakistan], now days they simply use drones and flatten the whole building, killing not only the intended target but those civilians living nearby.  That to my mind is murder…but when you rule the world anything is possible. Put simply they kill/murder each week, about four times the number killed in the Paris bomb attacks.

So let us not forget that whatever crimes against humanity the Americans commit, we by supporting and abetting their criminal acts are guilty as well…and that’s a fact.  


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Paris pays the massive cost for US illegal behaviour.

Monday the 16th November 2014

Paris, murder and mayhem. A look at the what and why. Are we now as guilty as the US starting the conflict that created IS and its attack on the West?

Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, armed conflict, especially US wars that violate the UN Charter, continue to plague the world. In 1945, the UN Charter was created "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." It forbids the use of military force except in self-defense after an armed attack by another state or when approved by the Security Council. Yet the three most recent US presidents have violated that command.

Bush, Clinton and Obama Circumvent the UN
In October 2001, George W. Bush led the US to attack Afghanistan, even though Afghanistan had not attacked the United States on 9/11. Nineteen men, 15 of whom came from Saudi Arabia, committed a crime against humanity. Bush's invasion of Afghanistan did not constitute lawful self-defence and the Security Council did not approve the use of force. The US war on Afghanistan has replaced Vietnam as America's longest war.

Two years later, before he invaded Iraq and changed its regime, Bush tried mightily to secure the imprimatur of the Security Council. Although the council refused to authorize "Operation Iraqi Freedom," Bush cobbled together prior Security Council resolutions from the first Gulf War in an attempt to legitimize his illegitimate war. Bush's war on Iraq was a disastrous gift that keeps on giving. It has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, led to the rise of ISIS, and dangerously destabilized the region.

John Bolton, Bush's temporary UN ambassador (a recess appointment since the Senate would never have confirmed him) infamously declared, "There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that is the United States, when it suits our interest, and when we can get others to go along."
 Madeline Albright called the UN "a tool of American foreign policy." [From TRUTHOUT]

Life can only be understood backwards: but it must be lived forwards…Soren Kierkegaard.
Those words are so true, but unless we are willing to learn about what went on the past both good and bad, truth as opposed to lies, and facts as against PR spin how can we hope to make the right choices. Watch this video and observe the way a media which prides itself on presenting the ‘Truth’ as opposed to main stream media like Fox news in the US and TV3 here in NZ do the same.

What happened in Paris was wrong, is wrong, shocking and sickening…but you tell me that we should condemn what happened in Paris, and I agree. Yet we fail to condemn the mass murder in the illegal murderous invasion of Iraq, or the ordering by Obama of mass killing of innocent people by drone, which now runs into thousands.

Still as an independent nation we seem to willingly go along with the United States illegal invasions or interventions, therefore we are equally guilty of whatever crimes were and are being committed.

It most certainly appears that whatever the US wants us to do…we do…without question. While the US goes to war and murders or causes the deaths of thousands by air attack and arms and backs Israeli military as they suppress the Palestinian people by bombing them, beating them, stealing their homes and bombing their schools and hospitals, because the US lacks the guts to restrain the out of control Israeli war and death machine.

The USA’s illegal invasion of Iraq and the US military and financial support for only one group of Iraqis leads directly to the birth of what is now termed IS. Watch the video below and click back for the full video clip. It is most revealing…and directly assists in looking forward…for those with peace in mind.       


Peter J Wheeler

Friday, 13 November 2015

Is Michelle Boag for real or is she a drone?

This from Fairfax:

Michelle Boag, Nationals great defender
“Former National Party president Michelle Boag has accused female opposition MPs of "parading their victimhood" after they stood up in Parliament to talk about their experiences of sexual assault.
Boag made the comments in response to a protest against Prime Minister John Key's comments that the Labour Party was "backing the rapists" at the Christmas Island detention centre.
One by one, a number of female opposition MPs rose to demand an apology from Key, with some publicly stating for the first time their experience as victims of sexual assault.
At least a dozen female MPs either walked out in protest or were ejected by Speaker David Carter after he turned off their microphones to prevent them from being heard.
Speaking to Radio Live, Boag said the MPs had "made it all about them" instead of dealing with the issues facing detainees."I was a bit disgusted by those women standing up and parading their victimhood as if it was something special." [Boag never conceded that Key wrong in that the numbers on Christmas Island...had no murderers etc]

Michelle Boag has a habit of defending some shady characters she was a great mate of John Banks that great bastion of fair play, remember he was the guy who couldn’t remember telling Kim Dotcom to split his donation into two [2 x 25 thousand dollar lots rather than one 50 thousand dollar donation] Bank’s election donation, Banks also couldn’t remember a helicopter trip…
Michelle Boag had this to say about poor picked on John Banks:    
The verdict in the John Banks trial will send a "chill up the spine" of every political candidate, says former National Party president Michelle Boag.

Boag, who was an adviser to Banks during the failed 2010 Auckland mayoral campaign, said although Banks had been found guilty, he had done just the same as "every political candidate who has put in a donation form". 

Dumped Act MP John Banks
 Justice Edwin Wylie found Banks guilty of filing a false electoral expense return for his supercity election bid, saying Banks must have been aware those two $25,000 donations which he declared as anonymous had in fact been made by internet businessman Kim Dotcom. Boag said by long-held convention, local body and national political candidates weren't expected to probe closely the anonymity of donations given to them. However, Wylie's ruling effectively said that Banks "should have probed it".

False Vukcevic CV :

The Business council's current executive includes former Young Nats president Daniel Fielding, and the vice-chairman is Auckland lawyer Stewart Germann. Former National Party president Michelle Boag advises the executive.
Sources said MFAT officials were warned about concerns within the council about Mr Vukcevic over a deal he did without initial council knowledge.
Michael Vukceyic
Senior figures in the council have been told of the false claims in the CV.
Mr Germann said today that he was not aware of any problems with Mr Vukcevic's CV and therefore MFAT and Mr McCully had not been informed. He said The Dominion Post appeared to "be in possession of information of which I am unaware so I am unable to comment further."

Michelle Boag a dumped National Party president yet again has rushed into print to defend the indefensible. Her defence of Key after his childlike tantrum in Parliament last week is normal behaviour for her. She seems to feel that although he dumped her as president and appears to want little to do with her she still feels the necessity to act as his mother.

But calling the behaviour of some women who stood in parliaments debating chamber and stated that they were deeply offended by his sexist and foolish outburst and sought an apology from Key for his idiotic statement of suggesting that the Labour Party was supporting rapists.

Of course all of this could have been avoided if Key had simply done the right and manly thing and apologised, but alas as usual he continued ranting and raving and refused to even considering that an apology was needed. Key knew that the speaker [David Cater] would do anything because he never does…

I wonder if Michelle Boag blamed the young waitress whose pony tail was yanked by John Key as she went about her work, not once, but up to ten times after being requested to desist by her and even his wife. Answer this question Michelle Boag…was Keys behaviour in pulling that woman’s pony tail ‘Sexual’? When that young woman went public was she parading ‘her victimhood’ This from Alison Mau of RadioLive:

Alison Mau.
You have to admire Michelle Boag for at least one thing – she stands steadfast in the path of any and all criticism of the National Party, no matter what. But her impassioned statement that, in getting themselves thrown out by the Speaker this week, a group of female MPs were “parading their victimhood,” she has unwittingly triggered another debate – where is it okay for victims to talk about sexual abuse?

Boag claimed that Turei, Delahunty, Davidson and the rest were doing other New Zealanders who have survived sexual attacks a disservice by using Parliament – a public platform, and one of privilege – to “give us their victim statements.” This disgusted and offended her, she said, because other victims’ stories get no such prominence. They have no such platform.
Isn’t that the point?

Perhaps Michelle Boag will be furious and disgusted with me for talking about my experience on the privileged public platform I enjoy every day (thank you, RadioLIVE). Admittedly, I kept it short, gave an admission but few details. Why so reticent? Because still, despite all the years that have passed and all I now know about victim empowerment, I’m reluctant to bother you with too much detail. That’s kind of sad in itself.

There were those, men and women, who called and emailed to applaud Turei and the others. One texter said their act had made her feel “half normal for the first time,” and that if they could survive and rise to the positions they now have, then perhaps she could too. Another pointed out that “NZers have tried to raise awareness of sexual violence on almost every frontier, and little is done. Why not raise it in Parliament, aren’t they supposed to addressing all social ills?”
So to Michelle and those who are concerned that highlighting sexual abuse in Parliament is "not the proper forum" (a quote from another of today’s emailers) I would say maybe that’s strictly, procedurally true. But I don’t care.

You’ve gotta start somewhere" Quote ends.. 

These are the Wikipedia comments about Michelle Boag:  

Michelle Ann Boag (born 10 December 1954)[1] is a New Zealand public relations practitioner. She was educated at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the Victoria University of Wellington in 1977.[1]
Boag was a National Party activist, having joined the Junior National Party in Auckland in the early 1970s. She was in the Prime Minister’s press office in 1976, joined the National Party research unit and in 1985 was press officer to the Leader of the Opposition. She spent a short time with the Liberal Party in Australia before moving to public relations work in Auckland and Wellington.[2]
Boag was a National Party Dominion councillor and on the Dominion Publicity Committee before becoming New Zealand National Party president from 2001 to 2002, leading the party renewal in 2001-02 that brought John Key to power.[3]
She became embroiled in the 2012 Accident Compensation Corporation privacy breach when it was revealed that she had acted as support person for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claimant Bronwyn Pullar.[4]