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  1. Sadly the people of Venezuela and Argentina have got what they deserve for voting in such socialist and popularist (give away your money) politicians.
    They were once very rich and now they are basket cases, while most of the rest of South America prospers.

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    • I occasionally ponder whether the only voters should be net tax payers. This would be based on lifetime taxes and burdens.

      This would mean children could only start voting once the burden of their upbringing has been cleared. It would allow the superannuated to vote until such time that their burden is higher than the amount of taxes paid.

      After all, it’s the tax payer that pays for everything. People who don’t pay, shouldn’t get a say.

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    • John Key never left the banking world.
      Think about that.

      He is now Chairman of ANZ -NZ
      By pumping immigration and leaving the RMA intact along with dysfunctional Councils > few houses were built.
      But mortgage debt increased 160 Billion in that time against no net new housing.

      The main cities ended up with Labour/Green mayors under his watch- why?

      Why do you think he was always chilled – he knew what to do and did not sweat the small stuff.
      Then he suddenly left in 2016.
      A few thoughts for the day.

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  2. Ok so UN mission accomplished with breaking Venezuela, now for something much more difficult – destroying a real economic powerhouse

    Has quivering Mama Merkel and the UN broken the unbreakable German economy – looks like it!

    In another body blow for the world’s second biggest fraud (after Climate Apocalypse-ism) it looks like insanely importing the dregs of 3rd world shitholes in the name of “Diversity” is not good for a nation after all.

    Imagine my surprise, apparently burdening an economy with hundreds of thousands of lawless muslim immigrants who don’t want to work has had a massive negative effect on the once miraculously durable German economy and she will end her attempt to create the fourth Reich with the economy in free-fall, social unrest at unprecedented levels and will trigger the collapse of the Euro.

    Can’t think why the poms want out of that clusterfuck of a mess?

    But it’ll be OK here, socialist Cindy will carry on blindly implementing the same catastrophic policies as Merkel and everything will be peaches. On the other hand, sarcasm aside, this is just more proof that the CoL are utterly bonkers – doing the same thing that’s failed Germany and expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity.

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    • Unless all those protesters who are staying on site are on holiday all the tax payers in NZ are paying them to be there. So I am guessing the lawbreakers did not have much of a chance as many of them just aspire to protest and cause trouble, never work for a living and contribute to NZ. But hey its OK the stupid girl has left the country after telling them she will stop Fletchers going about their lawful business and even though the previous owners were fine with all that was going on. This col has no idea at all what the hell they are doing.

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      • I am sure she could have delayed her trip, she didn’t go to D-Day for no good reason, she cancelled talking to a foreign leader when she decided to stop oil and gas, not to mention the rest of the time that she is MIA what was so urgent again? AS per she is getting a pass from the media.

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        • The population of Tokelau is 1/3 of the population size of Kaitaia. Why is Cindy out of the country on a slow boat to hand out more of our taxpayer money for an airport to the locals. Hasn’t she heard of internet banking? The NZ economy is in peril, the health system is in freefall, the Ihumatao cauldron is reaching boiling point, and other necessary situations require the accidental PM to be here. I do hope the trip on the navy frigate is uncomfortable in a rough swell. ?

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      • We never knew they were being settled here (Invers) until after the deal was done thankfully we ended up with South American refugees that seem keen to integrate work & better themselves Send the shithole ones to Culls Dunedin where their ultra progressive council can outwoke themselves in showing their faux compassion

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    • The referendum would accept more refugees, as the luvvies would believe that it would not be next door to them.

      In the mean time they make a good empire expansion, building a new section in a department, a council or what ever they can get a snout in a trough.

      Marlborough District Council Community development advisor Lyne Reeves said the steering group was established a few months ago and is made up of organisations with “an interest in ensuring the refugee resettlement goes well” ….
      …. The organisations involved include the DHB, Multicultural Centre, Housing NZ, and English language partners.

      A good wage being advisor, consultant, to attend meetings, liason officers, co-ordinators etc. as grants dished out to some NGO’s churches, charities, with their mix of volunteers, to be able to say that all kiwis are involved.

      Academia, media, politicians ready to call all their trump cards on any one questioning things.

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      • Some one, a leader, a group, needs to bring up a lot of facts, information, data, debate, discussion, showing the costs, the difficulties for many of the refugees.

        At the moment killing free speech, seems to be the name of the game, so it is a risk whether there is a much to a “silent majority”

        Then a referendum after all that “free speech” discussion and debate.

        The better return on money, that can help a far larger number of people in their own country.

        May be even helping all of those luvvies to do their dream, that is in Somalia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Afghanistan, etc.. where they can really do their life works.

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    • On the AMShow this morning breast cancer drug advocate Malcolm Mulholland said when speaking to David Clarke he couldn’t discern whether he was speaking to the minister of health or a minister of the cloth.

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    • Ah RM you too remember those long lost days compared to today as we see the so called self proclaimed indigenous native numbers increasing as fast as the thinned bloodlines decrease. Now it seems according to one observer we are witnessing the creation of a new tribe. ‘Te Unintelligible Dia-Tribe’ for many who due to the lack of a written language are unable to “identify” with any existing tribe. It also opens the way for them to rewrite history to support their “claims”. Spurred on by the accidental PM’s passing shot before setting off on yet another holiday. Lets hope she took enough almonds to squeeze the milk out of for the first fish.

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  3. I remember hearing David Clark saying that Labour had a plan for cancer treatment and that they were workng on it.
    This was about 6 months.
    If you have plan show it.
    If you are working on it, you don’t have a plan.
    Useless idiots

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    • On the radio he was wondering where National would get the money for their latest cancer treatment announcement yep this from a minister of the most incompetent wasteful govt in history where throwing our money around to every bludger, activist and unemployable dropkick is seen as wellbeing and all measurable targets are recalibrated or ignored so their lies are harder to disprove

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  4. Why were we never asked if we wanted diversidy?
    New immigrants should never be allowed in positions of authority – customs, immigrants, traffic, licences, etc etc.
    IRD and Labour dept should visit every small business every 6 months and ask for their GST returns and Wage records.
    This could be done by a any junior person.
    They payback would be huge.

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    • Bugger off, business don’t want to be visited by the government clipboard warrior!
      IRD isn’t a slouch on collecting taxes owed by legitimate business’s. No one gets away without paying tax unless they are operating ‘under the table’. A whole different ball of wax from those who are listed on the company register or as a going concern.

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      • And they could if a sufficient percentage of gun owners (a quarter million of us) would just party vote ACT. Unfortunately gun owners have a past history of voting for no hoper parties like the Anti 1080, the Outdoors Party and numerous other tiny, insignificant groups who, though very well intentioned, serve only to destroy the power of what could be a very significant voting block indeed. Whether this will change following the gun ban remains to be seen but I am not optimistic even though I have personally joined ACT and will canvas for them.

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      • 7% would be great, and would send a very clear message to both parties. David is not putting a foot wrong at the moment, obviously learned a lot during his time in parliament. Simon Bridges needs to go to a speech therapist or speech and drama teacher to get his diction corrected. His speech is shocking and does him no favour in the credibility stakes.

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    • They will if Kiwis that want change vote for them. The ones that want to keep living life under Labour (red) or Labour-lite (blue) with:

      * Removal of private property rights
      * Increased taxation
      * Less freedom of choice
      * Less freedom of speech
      * Racially driven policy

      Those people will continue to vote Labour or National and whinge on blogs that NZ isn’t changing.

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  5. The Mad Queen is off cruising on the company yacht, hoping that a few days in the sun will help her health!
    The trouble is that she stood in a pile before she left and that will be weighing on her mind, thru out the cruise and worry her!
    Jethro is doing really well with his fishing and has just about finished filming the first leg of the cruise.
    He’s planning on three eposides of his fishing show in these islands to go with the ones filmed the other week!
    He thanks the Captain of the company yacht for loading his fishing boat before they left Auckland!

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  6. JAG says nobody should die on our roads.
    Well, nobody wants to die but shit happens when humans drive on our roads.

    Four people have died in a car crash in Kaingaroa Forest in the Bay of Plenty this morning.

    Police were called at 6.40am to the two-car crash at the intersection of Bonisch and Parapara Roads.

    Three ambulances are at the scene and a helicopter has been dispatched.

    The area will be closed to traffic while police investigate.

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    • In can happen lightning fast- in 2016 I took my eyes off the road trying to find my damn e-cigarette, and plowed into a solid rock covered in gorse on the side of the road at 80 kph, and flipped the brand-f*cking-new car nose to tail. I nearly died. (no I wasn’t drunk!)

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  7. Ihumātao protests: ‘We need to be here to show solidarity’
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/395429/ihumatao-protests-we-need-to-be-here-to-show-solidarity
    “People are taking time off work to occupy the land at Ihumātao again this week, despite assurances by the Prime Minister that construction will halt until the land dispute is resolved.
    Our reporter at the scene Meriana Johnsen was told that at least four of the people sitting on the frontline at Ihumātao had quit their jobs to be there, because their employers wouldn’t allow them to take time off work.
    Angel, from West Auckland, set up camp there on Thursday and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
    “No work, forget work, I’d take my life off for this,” she said”.

    I love the sense of humour of Radio NZ reporting on people at Ihumatao apparently having employment.
    Yeah yeah but unfortunately working for WINZ does not count guys so have another go at spinning some more shit why don’t you.

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    • Not sure if having some of our money deposited into your bank account every week is considered working but im sure Angel won’t mind the 6 week stand down for quitting here ahem job or do they not have that disincentive anymore in these days of free money no questions asked welfare

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    • Perhaps gun owners should become more “woke” and attend this protest, in the terms of the Waitangi Treaty.
      I am sure they will receive much welcome and support there.
      After all the gangs are not going to turn their guns in.
      All the more the merrier. 🙂

      The government wants to take back our “taonga”.

      some Maori will assert a Treaty right to be free from confiscation and possibly even licensing for firearms. Urban judges from leafy suburbs will look for some sophistry to reject that claim both in law, and morally.
      But they should not underestimate the power of a strong view that authority is wrong allied to a wide belief in historical right. We have seen that repeatedly. Myth becomes political reality when enough people believe the myth.

      The Arms Act 1860 exempted Maori. I have not researched the history, but I suspect that reflected both practical common sense on enforcement, and recognition of a Treaty assurance of Maori rights to retain pu [muskets] and tupara. [double barrel shot guns]
      http://www.stephenfranks.co.nz/nzs-right-to-bear-arms-firearms-as-a-treaty-taonga/

      I would think that would include any up grade like radio, tv, cell-phone etc. waves are now included, so semi automatic, big bore rifles, would seem to be getting away lightly.

      A koha of a pig or two, deer, goat, will keep that festering
      for a long time. 🙂

      “Myth becomes political reality when enough people believe the myth”.
      So from a ‘privilege’ granted on government terms, to a ‘right’.
      Now or never? ? ?

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    • I’m Spartacus
      It was me.
      I have always been a two ticks blue man.
      I’d like to see Act do better get 5% and a few seats.
      I’d even like the New Conservatives get some seats.
      But looking at the polls Now (or Next week) The COL will get in again.
      So the only thing stopping them going hard left is NZ First.
      So that is why I would vote for NZF next week.

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      • I wasn’t going to ask DigNap15, but how can you consider a vote for NZF in 2020? It was those who voted for NZF last time that allowed the dark lord to become the ‘king maker’ and appoint the mad queen.
        I’m going with Rodney Hide’s assessment that a landslide of votes will go to National/Act in 2020. If not, at least I can look myself in the eye and know I didn’t help the ascendency of the dark lord and the mad queen to continue their hideous reign in power for another 3 years.

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        • I voted two ticks blue last time.
          All I am saying is that if I think that Natinol and ACT have no chance of forming the government in the next election…
          Then I would prefer that NZF is with the COL rather than just Labour and the Greens on their on to wreck true havoc on NZ.
          Please try to understand my logic.

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          • What Logic????
            Only a turkey votes for xmas.
            What part of the drunken dwarf saying “Capitalism is fucked” don’t you understand?
            They have gone hell bent to screw us and our wonderful country, and here you are saying you will still vote for them?
            See your Doctor before it’s too late.

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          • Don’t trust the Polls or what the MSM tells you old gun! (I have a very strong contact in the Labour Party- They are freaking stressing about their internal polling!!)
            Act or two ticks Blue my friend….

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      • Your logic makes sense to me from a disaster mitigation perspective. You want to put a brake on them and there is always the chance Peters dies or becomes too caught up in dementia to govern.

        It feels a bit defeatist to me though, because you are voting for a hand brake on the COL, not to elect a good government.

        But thanks for answering the question

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      • Why the down ticks?
        At least he was honest and owned up.
        Are the downticks for being honest or because you don’t like the viewpoint?
        DN gave his reasoning.
        I have neither up nor downticked.
        I simply see it as a mea culpa.

        This may be where people can’t afford to be honest in polls because of this strikeback when people lay out their reasoning.
        No party will ever get 100% – expect in a one party corrupt system that is not even democracy.
        Ergo, the votes have to go somewhere.
        Personally I don’t see a need to downtick when I do not agree- the smelly lefties have beaten us to that course of action.

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  8. Jacinda Ardern will feature on cover of September issue of British Vogue edited by Meghan Markle
    Emily Brookes11:02, Jul 29 2019

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is one of 15 women selected to grace the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, guest-edited by Meghan Markle.

    The Duchess of Sussex, who has spent the last seven months working on the issue, decided not to follow in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law and sister-in-law by appearing on the cover herself.
    Jacinda Ardern and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during last year’s royal tour.

    The Duchess said: “These last seven months have been a rewarding process, curating and collaborating with Edward Enninful, British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, to take the year’s most read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/114575939/jacinda-ardern-will-feature-on-cover-of-british-vogue-edited-by-meghan-markle

    Would have nice if she asked us what we think of SLG.

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  9. How long is Jacinda away on her birthday bash for again?
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395469/ihumatao-senior-iwi-member-rankin-to-complain-over-pm-jacinda-ardern-interference

    A senior member of the iwi, Mr Rankin said he would lodge a complaint with police that the Prime Minister used her position to interfere in a legal transaction and as a consequence would deprive the iwi of dozens of homes which Fletchers had contracted to provide to the mana whenua.

    “I don’t take this action lightly,” he said, “but the Prime Minister has directly interfered in a legally valid arrangement, and at great cost to the iwi”.

    “First, she destroyed KiwiBuild, and now she is destroying Iwi build. Fletchers have agreed to provide 40 houses to our people, which is exactly 40 more houses than the Labour government has managed to provide to us.”

    Mr Rankin admitted the complaint would make him unpopular, but said there was a bigger issue at stake.

    “Ms Ardern has breached the kawa of our hapū, and her actions will leave some of our old people without houses. This is intolerable, and also breaches the law.”

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  10. I feel like a yobbo that got an upgrade. Flying to Sydney for a weeks worth of training and decided to try Virgin Australia. Their business class fare is only $700 return, lounge and priority security lane, checkin and boarding.

    Which is $50 cheaper than Air NZ Economy. It’s not as luxurious as Emmirates (well worth the experience), but still better than Air NZ Economy and cheaper? What the heck?

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  11. Interesting opportunities, and better than holding a placard at Ihumatao.

    Hundreds of young women are taking up roles at construction sites where they earn well over $100,000 to hold up a sign – four times more than some teachers and nurses.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7293597/Lollipop-ladies-working-construction-sites-raking-100-hour.html

    And it is not all in the outback, but in the cities, night clubs, etc..
    Just put the Mrs. onto this, then cook and clean for her. 🙂

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  12. “The principle of proportionality is a recognition that harm to civilians and civilian property can be the unavoidable result of an attack on a military objective,” Rishworth said.

    “The test is whether the incidental loss of civilian life … would be excessive in relation to anticipated military advantage.”

    The standard was based on the “expected” harm to civilians and the “anticipated” military gains and required forces to take “all feasible precautions” to avoid and minimise casualties, he said.

    “Accordingly the rule applies as of the time an attack is planned, approved and executed, rather than involving hindsight examination,” he said.

    But journalist Nicky Hager, whose book Hit and Run spurred the probe, on Monday said the NZDF had failed to take the necessary precautions.
    The requirement to take precaution does not equate to a requirement to avoid any attack that might result in civilian casualties.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12253798

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    • Who is the media hack that thought they were going on a cruising junket with the Mad Queen and now will have got their head bitten off and be on the outer for the rest of the trip?
      Poor old Jethro might as well go fishing, because he will have no chance now!
      One good thing is with a couple of hundy looking over her shoulder, she will not be able to have a ninth floor meltdown!

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      • Yes Sooty, you are on to it. I Imagine the sleeping arrangement will be a bit frosty tonight. One can see the minders in full combat mode now this reporter has dared to ask a very simple question of a very simple person. SLG doesn’t want to answer, so she just walks away.

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        • I cribbed this from the Daily mail.

          Please have a sick bag (not plastic) on standby should you choose to read this.
          If you do choose to read this your eyes will self destruct in 5 seconds.
          The Prime Ministers office will disavow any knowledge (well they do on all subjects, anyway !)

          Reads
          “Jacinda Ardern, 39.
          New Zealand’s Prime Minister garnered widespread praise for her sensitive reaction, which included wearing a headscarf, to the mosque shootings in Christchurch in March by a white supremacist, when 51 were killed.
          CLAIM TO FAME: Became the world’s youngest female head of government in October 2017 and only the second world leader to give birth while in office. Her TV presenter partner became a stay-at-home dad.
          WISE WORDS: ‘I never, ever grew up as a young woman believing that my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.’

          ROYAL TIES: Met the Duchess last October on the Sussexes’ first royal tour and has said: ‘I think it’s wonderful to have a woman in her position talk so strongly about issues of women’s representation and empowerment.’ ”

          There we go with the white supremacist crap again!

          And they always leave out that the only other PM to give birth in office was blown to bits by an assassins bomb where 24 others were killed and many more injured. Not a good association to be fair. Sad state of affairs.

          Will they also mention that Prince Harry is more cucked than James Shaw.

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    • Will this be concurrent with the climate emergency talks ?
      No wonder little is being done – well, apart from appointing people like Phool Twyford, Kelvin ‘I am not a thug’ Davis, Minister of Obesity Woods, Herr Doktor Clark et al as Minsters of the Crown.

      Jacindarella having a wobbly and meltdown won’t help the planet temperature.
      I trust she plants some trees – or gives some money to AirNZ, sarc/ – to offset her boil-over actions 🙂

      It’s 2019. She is in easy communication. When Lange was there in 1985 he was completely disconnected and that is when the US ‘not confirm or deny’ Warships policy was set in train.

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    • Its good news but not great news.
      Both Labour and National have risen by 1%
      The Greens are still there
      NZ First is down to 3%
      Act and the New Conservatives are on around 1%.
      So on those figures Labour and the Greens would be able to form a government.

      And the last Colmar Brunton poll had National ahead of Labour.
      So the only big deal is that Ardern herself has fallen 4 points..

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  13. ……”So the Nats are in the lead”…..

    They’re still losers. The Greens are welded onto Labour so we will endure another three years of the fanged one.

    Nothing will change until National realise that there’s a significant section of the electorate who do not need nor want the Pope’s input as to what they do with their bodies, what they put into them, when they should die nor who they should fuck.

    IOW ,we’re stuffed.

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  14. I’ve just watched TV3 News and am gobsmacked at the report from Tova O’Brien (shock horror -not an anti Simon Bridges rant) noting that the PM’s office tried to muzzle journalists from questioning the PM about events at Ihumātao, whilst in the Tokelaus; reason being that she wouldn’t be up to date with events there. She denied it. What rubbish. I expect the PM to be up to date with all key events going on in NZ, and be able to answer any question about them. But I forgot, our PM prefers to bask in adulation of adoring school children, and avoid doing the job we taxpayers expect.

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  15. There are three bits of good news in that poll
    Ardern is down by 4 points (and from 51 a while ago) to 41%
    Simon is up by 1%
    And sadly, that more people than the last poll are pessimistic about the economy.
    This is the big one.
    Its the economic stupid.

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  16. Here’s a reality check
    In February 2014 NZF were also on 3%
    And they got up to 10% in the following election.
    They always come back and get some seats.
    At the last election National got 46% and Labour 36
    So National have got back to where they were then and Labour are still way ahead of where they were at the election.

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    • Exactly. We were fucked then & we’re no less fucked now.

      The next step is to take a big breath, pucker up & realise that the electorate is not going to embrace God & mother’s home made pie to accommodate National. Instead National has to advance policies that gel with normal people aka middle NZ. Staunch opposition to marijuana, supporting gun confiscations & opposing assisted suicide are not those policies.

      Political parties are retrospective. They don’t lead voters; rather they follow & represent them!

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  17. Summed up how I felt about Act after meeting David Seymour in Hamilton. Not strong enough but better than anything else. I don’t have anything to do with guns either but I’m against the demand for licensed owners to hand in their guns.

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  18. Its the sickly white liberals that I don’t like.
    That’s why I don’t like KB.
    And I don’t like people being able to damage their brains by smoking joints.
    And I don’t like the Liberals who let our universities and education system be overrun with left wing socialists.
    And why I want National to move right.
    (But that’s just what i want)

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