A couple of notes:

January 28, 2009

First for “AG”. As according to your rules I’m only allowed to call you a liar to your face and apprently post my home address to do this ( yeah sure thats going to happen) while you get to abuse me from the comfort and cover of initials I offer the following:

I will be here: Feel free to drop in where I will be more than happy to call you a liar to your face as per and in accordance with. Ask for the Artillery Range Marshall. I’ll be able to spare you about 12 seconds which is all it takes to say “you’re a liar, have a nice day”.

For readers, both of you, Dean and the other reader, I’m away from the computer for a couple days bombarding stuff and evidently providing an abuse service for the terminally liberal. Please flip though old posts until I get back.

For artillery followers you’ll want to check back to see how the weekend went and to check on two new projects which are due to go into an exhibition in April. A lithobolos and a springald.

Everyone else,  if you’re passing Taupo why not drop in see some culture in action. If you ask for me don’t be too shocked if I call you a liar and just wave from a distance. Mention that you’re not AG and I’m sure you’ll be fine.

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There’s a line between bias and outright lies. McRoberts is the wrong side of it.

January 23, 2009

1. The programme standards which I believe were breached are as follows:

The program featured an interview with Mike McRoberts in Israel regarding the calls by some reports for Israel to be charged with war crimes. Mr McRoberts presented a history of Israel Palestine conflict with was biased and factually inaccurate leading to a false understading of some elementary issues in the situation.

On the basis of his report I believe that TV3 has viloated the stanards 4,5 and 6. Balance, accuracy and fairness.

2. The reasons that I found this programme breached the programme standards listed above are (use specific examples from the programme and explain your complaint fully. You may choose to copy and paste from a Word document.):

Specifically Mr McRoberts reported that when Palestine was given to Israel the Palestinians were forced to move giving the impression that a self ruled Arab nation called Palestine was handed over to another people. In actuallity the area which was a British mandate within which resided both Jews and Arabs. Under the Unitied Nations the area ceased to be British controlled and was divided into two states being Arab and Jewish controlled. The Arabs refused to accept the United Nations solution and demanded the entire country and lauching military action against Jewish settlements aided by foriegn military forces from the Arab world. Arabs were not then and never have been forced out of Jewish controlled areas or Israel. Many resident of Israel are Arab Muslims. The military failures of the Arabs forces lead to the loss of land. This is a consequence of their agressive response to creation of the two states. Secondly Mr McRoberts also stated that since then the Jewish population as “flourished” while the Palestinian populations has “gone backwards”. This is quite simply a demonstably untrue. The Arab population in 1948 was around 1.3 million while the Jewish population was around 600,000. the Palestinian population is now estimated at nearly 11million while the population of Israel including non-Jewish Israelis is around 7.3million. Clealry both populations have increasde with that of the Palestinians being well ahead of the Israelis.

Make yours here or simply accept what they want you to hear as being the only voice.


Support Free Speech and Democracy

January 23, 2009

Support Geert Wilders. You don’t have to support his message, just his right to free speech.

I would also note that not one single prosecution has been laid against those in his country who call for genocide and the forcing of their beliefs on other. They evidently do have free speech. The prosecution of Geert Wilders is born out of fear, weakness, apeasment and submission to extremists predilection for violence. Apeasment has never worked and it is the road to destruction.

So no to judicial censorship and sign the petition.


Note to reader.

January 22, 2009

If you’re working in the United States Patent office, why are you looking at plans of cataspult? The patant expired a very long time ago I can asure you.

And don’t surf on company time.


Obama Day 1, Surender to terrorism. CHECK!

January 22, 2009

Love your country, but never trust its government.
— Robert A. Heinlein.

You guys might want to watch this boy. He might be able to deliver rainbow pooping kittens but his foriegn policy would get a D- at high school.


Cheap Roman tent

January 22, 2009

I’m making four of these for the next event which is now one week away. It uses 12X9 two painters dropsheets which arer currently on sale at Bunnings and include a floor runner which supplies the extra bit needed for the door flaps and makes two Roman tunics in the deal. Note: They say 12X9 but are actually metric 3.6M X 2.7M.

Some knowledge of Roman tents and their framing is assumed. If you don’t know about the framing ask me in three weeks time after my exams have finished and I’ll draw that up for you as well.

Use at own risk, if you fail don’t come to me because looking at my mini Roman marching camp, there aint nothing wrong with the design. Quick sew Roman tent

Pictures later.


Obama free News Zone!

January 22, 2009

Ok a few people have noticed that there seems to be a lot of news just about Obama at the moment.

Obama sworn in – media unable to edit his verbal ineptitude for him. Film at 6

Obama goes to dinner – Flim at 6.01

Obama acepts call from God. Film at 6.02

Obama rasies the dead. Thanks Ohio voters, flim at 6.66 (that must be a typo… never mind)

Obama surenders, white flags handed out to all American school children after first day in office. Statue at 6.10

Well here at Hitting Metal With A Hammer we know that looking directly at even just images of the Chosen One can be hard on motal eyes and some times we just need a break from the rapture of being in his media supplied presence. So we’ve set up a filtering system and below the fold is ALL the news but everything with a reference to The One has been deleted so that you may read your news without the inconvienience of having to mumble “praise his name” every other sentance. Enjoy.

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