On 17th March 2011, parliament question time……
JACQUI DEAN (National—Waitaki) to the Minister of Corrections: What progress has been made toward the Government’s commitment to encourage private sector investment in the New Zealand corrections system?
Hon JUDITH COLLINS (Minister of Corrections) : I am very pleased to report that three private sector consortia have been invited to tender for the provision of a new men’s prison at Wiri through a public-private partnership. The new facility will ensure that there are enough beds to cope with the forecast growth in prisoner numbers and the need to replace ageing prisons. The three consortia are led by experienced international prison management companies and each one includes a major New Zealand construction partner. A number of other New Zealand firms are members of, and advisers to, the consortia. It is expected that a final contract with the successful consortium will be in place by July 2012.
Jacqui Dean: What benefits will the new prison bring to the local community and to the wider region?
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Many reasons have been put forward for John Howard’s failure to win the 2007 election—negative reaction to WorkChoices, his refusal to abdicate in favour of Peter Costello, even a sense that he had just been in power too long—but there was another issue which suffused the Opposition campaign and which played a major part in persuading voters: climate change, in particular the recent drought. John Howard may be the first leader in the modern world to be voted out of office partly because he failed to make it rain.
Howard, however, may not be the last leader to be deposed over this issue, for the last few years have seen the surprise reappearance of a belief which was thought to have been extinct for centuries: the belief that human beings can control the weather.
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The children of the ’60s and ’70s rebels are growing up, and many do not like the Brave New World their parents’ generation has foisted on them. They are our future hope.
“Young men are fitter to invent than to judge,” said Francis Bacon, “fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.” In a world of “settled business” largely run by corrupt old men, where the status quo is at a premium in money as in politics, it is easy to lose sight of the value of youth, with its freshness, its optimism, and its innocent ambitions. Youth is the time when dreams are forged and nurtured, when newly minted minds struggle to make sense of the way things are, and dare to dream of how to make them better.
On those odd occasions when the stream of history is diverted, it is usually youth that dig the new channel. Jesus of Nazareth was 30 when he began his brief ministry that ended under the iron heel of the Judaeo-Roman state, but transformed human civilization forever. Most of his apostolic followers were also young men, able to abide then-revolutionary doctrines and to endure the physical hardships of missionary labor and persecution. Siddartha Gautama, who would become the Buddha, was roughly the same age when he grew dissatisfied with a life of princely dissipation, and sought enlightenment through austerity. Most religious reformers, heretics, and innovators throughout history have been young, restless souls dissatisfied with religious establishments that they regarded as ossified or otherwise in need of reform.
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Monday, Jan 12, 2008
The era of pre-birth genetic screening of babies has commenced. Doctors at University College in London have produced what they called the “world’s first breast cancer gene-free baby” by screening a baby for the BRCA1 gene, which they claim causes breast cancer. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/78196…)
That announcement is saturated with so many medical myths, it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, the idea that the BRCA1 gene causes cancer is pure hogwash. There’s no such thing as a gene that causes cancer by itself. The truth is that environmental factors such as exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in foods, medicines, personal care products, pesticides or other industrial chemicals causes the expression of the cancer gene. Without all that toxic chemical exposure, the gene never gets expressed in the first place.
And it gets even better: You can eat raw broccoli sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables and suppress the BRCA1 gene so that you never grow cancer tumors at all. Thus, the patient has complete control over the expression of their genes based on their diet and environment, and there are literally hundreds of different foods that have an anti-cancer effect: Cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, red wine, green tea, raw cacao, omega-3 oils, and of course a whole universe of anti-cancer herbs and superfoods.
This doesn’t even mention the effects of vitamin D and exercise on the BRCA1 gene, both of which also suppress cancer.
But modern medicine — which is largely based on marketing-motivated quackery — wants women to believe they have no control over breast cancer and that it all comes down to your genes, not your choices. That’s the little trap they set for women, stripping them of their power and condemning them to a lifetime of medical “treatment” that just happens to earn outrageous profits for the drug companies.
Welcome to the new era of eugenics
So now we have a new era being unleashed where babies born with the BRCA1 gene are going to be considered “defective” while babies born without the gene will be considered “superior.”
An agent from the UN contacts you to join a protest for peace. You have been contacted through some sort of database, most likely left wing because you are a charity or a left wing political group yourself.
You are asked to contact your network and pass the word on.
Do you think about whether you are doing the right thing? Do you put effort into finding out the political details behind the protest? Or do you just follow the sheep believing that someone, somewhere knows what there doing?
Have you ever considered it possible that no-one knows what they are doing? Have you ever considered that one person in the UN decides to pick a side for some unknown political reason and then all of a sudden agents are sent out and they contact their agents and so on until it comes to you?
by Professor Frank Ellis
No successful society shows a spontaneous tendency towards multiculturalism or multi racialism. Successful and enduring societies show a high degree of homogeneity. Those who support multiculturalism either do not know this, or, what is more likely, realise that if they are to transform Western society into strictly regulated, racial-feminist bureaucracies they must first undermine these societies.
This transformation is as radical and revolutionary as the project to establish Communism in the Soviet Union was. Just as every aspect of life had to be brought under political control in order for the commissars to impose their vision of society, the multiculturalists hope to control and dominate every aspect of our lives. Unlike the hard tyranny of the Soviets, theirs is a softer, gentler tyranny but one with which they hope to bind us as tightly as a prisoner in the gulag. Today’s “political correctness” is the direct descendant of Communist terror and brainwashing.
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The Future of the Ideological Civil War Within the West
by John Fonte
Nearly a year before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, wire service stories gave us a preview of the transnational politics of the future. It was reported on October 24, 2000, that in preparation for the UN Conference Against Racism, about fifty American nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) sent a formal letter to UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson calling on the UN “to hold the United States accountable for the intractable and persistent problem of discrimination” that “men and women of color face at the hands of the U.S. criminal justice system.”
The NGOs included the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Amnesty International-
The following text is an excerpt from a talk given by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos to the International Civil Commission of Human Rights Observation in La Realidad, Chiapas on November 20, 1999. The outline for the talk was published in Letters 5.1 and 5.2 in November of the same year, with the titles “Chiapas: the War: 1, Between the Satellite and the Microscope, the Other’s Gaze,” and 2, “The Machinery of Ethnocide.” Any similarity to the conditions of the current war is purely coincidental. Published in Spanish in La Jornada, Tuesday, October 23, 2001.
The Restructuring of War
As we see it, there are several constants in the so-called world wars, in the First World War, in the Second, and in what we call the Third and Fourth. One of these constants is the conquest of territories and their reorganization. If you consult a map of the world you can see that there were changes at the end of all of the world wars, not only in the conquest of territories, but in the forms of organization. After the First World War, there was a new world map, after the Second World War, there was another world map. At the end of what we venture to call the “Third World War,” and which others call the Cold War, a conquest of territories and a reorganization took place. It can, broadly speaking, be situated in the late 80′s, with the collapse of the socialist camp of the Soviet Union, and, by the early 90′s, what we call the Fourth World War can be discerned. Another constant is the destruction of the enemy. Such was the case with nazism in the second World War, and, in the Third, with all that had been known as the USSR and the socialist camp as an option to the capitalist world. The third constant is the administration of conquest. At the moment at which the conquest of territories is achieved, it is necessary to administer them, so that the winnings can be disbursed to the force which won. We use the term ‘conquest” quite a bit, because we are experts in this. Those States, which previously called themselves national, have always tried to conquer the Indian peoples. Despite those constants, there are a series of variables which change from one world war to another: strategy, the actors, or the parties, the armaments used and, lastly, the tactics.
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Why the Y Gen Wants What We All Want – Fun and a Whole Lot More…
Dr Kathryn Owler
Commentary on ‘the Y Gen’ is becoming more common in management and employment circles. The Y Gen are seen to be a unique and challenging segment of the work-force. Given the tight labor market, employers understandably want to know how to recruit, manage and retain Y Gen talent. In this article I take a look at what makes Y Gen employees so ‘different’. I also investigate how responding to what Y Gen want, might find management favor with employees across the board!
Who are Gen Y?
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In this shocking memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins tells of his own inner journey from willing servant of empire to impassioned advocate for the rights of oppressed people. Covertly recruited by the United States National Security Agency and on the payroll of an international consulting firm, he traveled the world—to Indonesia, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other strategically important countries. His job was to implement policies that promoted the interests of the U.S. corporatocracy (a coalition of government, banks, and corporations) while professing to alleviate poverty—policies that alienated many nations and ultimately led to September 11 and growing anti-Americanism. Within a few weeks of its release , Confessions of an Economic Hit Man landed onThe New York Times Bestseller List, then 19 other bestseller lists including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. The author has been interviewed repeatedly on national radio and television shows, including Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now, CSPAN’s Book TV, and PBS’ Now with David Brancaccio. And now the book is being published in 9 languages around the world. According to John Perkins, “It is accomplishing an important objective in inspiring people to think and talk and to know that we can change the world.”
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