It’s the End of an Era…and the start of a new one


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Dear Readers

The time has come to end one era and begin a new one.

The team at Whaleoil and I are moving on to a new and exciting online venture. Today is the last day that we will provide active new content for the Whaleoil blog.

Don’t despair a new website and platform has been established so that readers can continue to enjoy informed and challenging content, along with the news that the mainstream media refuses to cover.

If you are an existing Whaleoil subscriber the new site will honour your subscription at the new site. Just visit The BFD and login. We hope you will.

It has been nearly 15 years since Whaleoil’s creator and editor Cameron Slater posted his first post. During that time Whaleoil became New Zealand’s number one most popular and most-read blog. It has won numerous blog awards including a Canon Media Award for Best Blog and to date, it has had two works of fiction written about it.

Started in 2005 as a personal project to help combat depression, Whaleoil grew to what we know it is now, a vibrant community of like-minded people who embrace the freedoms that liberal western democracy has given us. We value those freedoms highly.

The ideas, ideals and beliefs that join us all have led to us outgrowing the Whaleoil concept.

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Whaleoil was so influential that shadowy forces conspired to take it down and a hacker was paid to hack it. It was the first blog in New Zealand to fund itself through reader subscriptions, proving that readers are prepared to pay for ad-free viewing of the content they love as well as access to exclusive content.

The hack didn’t succeed in shutting Whaleoil down but the numerous legal cases against it took their toll and as you all know Whaleoil’s editor suffered a debilitating stroke at the end of October last year.

Today it is a farewell to the site from the team and I and a grateful thank you to you all for being part of the Whaleoil community.

We are bigger now than just one man. We have a large community across the country and the site has constrained where we need to go to counter the increasingly shrill fake news that is delivered up by our mainstream media.

It is time to do something about that.

Join the new team and enjoy the new site where you will be able to enjoy the varied content along with features and functionality that a blog format could never deliver.

We have created a new home for our community. It is called The BFD.

  • It begins on the 1st of August.
  • It has a completely new look and feel.
  • All the same, writers you’ve enjoyed at Whaleoil will be on The BFD
  • Your existing subscriptions will be honoured at The BFD. In other words, just log in and continue as usual.
  • We will be introducing new features including a new Member’s Lounge that will provide Facebook-like functionality but will be closed to the general public and only available to subscribers of any membership level.
  • It has exciting new content including motoring, cigar and whiskey reviews.

There will be plenty of new announcements in coming days, but first, log in and enjoy the new site.

Once again thank you for your incredible loyalty and support.

Goodbye to Whaleoil.

Welcome to The BFD.

SB and the team

Wednesday Nightcap

We must stop pollution for reasons of biosphere toxicity, NOT because of climate change. The TSI model of solar forcing ignores nearly all climate forcing aspects of space weather AND applies that forcing to the human total. This video shows that fact in a way that anyone can understand.

Fatal Flaw In Climate Change Science

Dr Patrick Moore Tears Apart the Green New Deal

Wednesday Weapons

Q&A 31: Russian and Soviet Arms w/ Max Popenker

Trump said: ‘Look at Sweden’ & Now Nobody argues with Him

TRUMP said: “Look at Sweden …” and Now Nobody argues with him / German Swimming Pools

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to [email protected]

Christmas is Not Woke Enough!

Sky News host Chris Kenny says the cancellation of a South Australian council Christmas event is ‘cultural humiliation’ that exposes the “intellectual, moral, social and cultural weakness of the virtue-signallers and the green-left poseurs”.

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to [email protected]

Daily Roundup


Just a brief note to readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily Roundup in the comments. This post is for family-friendly humour ONLY thank you.

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Today in Rock History

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1923, Ahmet Ertegun one of the most influential figures in modern music recording and co-founder of Atlantic Records. He would sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic and they would become its biggest selling rock act. The group would reform in 2007 to play a tribute concert after Ahmet’s death.

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A Message from a Mod

As we approach a new political cycle with the imminent appointment of a new National party leader and as we get closer to the election at the end of next year, I would like to make it clear that the Moderation team have certain expectations.

We expect our commenters to get back to basics as we want to run a tight ship. We will be paying close attention to the comment sections on serious “authored” posts.

The comment sections allow people to vent and lets them know that they are not alone in the fight as they question the strange goings-on within the walls of parliament and indeed within the confines of the TV screen.

The comment sections help commenters to express their frustration with the New Zealand mainstream media as well as the rubbish that is being dished out and sold to us literally as news via online publications and the dead tree media, which somehow still manages to exist despite plummeting readerships and sales.

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