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National’s new slogan Drill it! Mine It! Sell it!

Political Activists


Seven hundred National Party billboards across the country were made ‘more honest’ by progressive activists in a co-ordinated operation overnight.



The activists fixed new slogans over the billboards which said: “The Rich Deserve More” and “Drill it! Mine It! Sell it!”

An un-named organiser of the operation said National needed to be more honest in its campaign, and the new slogans reflect the truth which National is neglecting to mention.

“We decided to help the National Party spell out its plans in ways that every voter can understand. They believe in increasing the deficit by giving the rich tax cuts, then selling state assets to reduce the deficit they just created, drilling oil wells along our coastline, and digging up forests for low grade coal. We want to make sure voters know that.

“Over 50 people have been improving National’s billboards in Auckland, Wellington, Gisborne, Whakatane, Napier, Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Kapiti Coast, Nelson, Marlborough, Motueka, Golden Bay, Christchurch and Dunedin.

“We hope voters like the more truthful billboards and hope that some National supporters will want to leave them as they are.

“The Prime Minister believes in transparency. He says he doesn’t lie. We’re happy to help.”



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Thanks to  Fearfactsexposed Blog for bringing this to my attention.



Someone phone Ken Ring on this!

23 September 2011 10 comments

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I think someone needs to remind our Italian cuzzies that Terrestrial science is not yet capable of predicting earthquakes. That kind of technology won’t be around for a few decades more.

But if those crazy Italians want to ‘spook’ their scientists into heading overseas – they’re going the right way about it.

In a way, this case – along with ‘junk science’ and alternative ‘remedies’ – shows up one simple fact; that when people don’t have a firm understanding of science,   they revert to simplistic notions.

Like those individuals who believe that the moon landings were a hoax. They point to the supposedly “fluttering flag” planted by US astronaut, Neil Armstrong. They insist that, because the Moon has a near vacuum instead of an atmosphere, that it would be impossible for the flag to “flutter”.

Well, in a way, they are right. There is no appreciable atmosphere on the Moon. So flags don’t “flutter”.

But, being made of a fabric with  a wire mesh sewn into it, the material still moves with a motion imparted from the rod that it is attached to, as the astronaut is handling it, and trying to bury it into the lunar soil. More here .

Even in a vacuum, objects will move, once energy is applied. (“Energy” in this case being momentum.) Otherwise, of course, rockets wouldn’t work in the vacuum of space, would they?

But back to the case of the trial in Italy. One hopes that the presiding judge will see this as the lunatic situation that it truly is, and dismiss it within about ten seconds. Otherwise every scientist in Italy will  probably consider packing their suitcases and buying a one-way ticket out of the country.

I’ve heard of anti-intellectualism (eg; the Scopes Monkey Trial) – but this is one firmly out of the “Strange & Stupid” Files…


See Also: Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy