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  1. No doubt been to university and has a double degree. Come across them all the time. Live in councils and govt. institutions.

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    • It did seem to be giving a middle finger by commenting that he already knew that it was going to be a controversial decision.

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    • There is something seriously wrong with that judge. Give me power for 5 minutes, that punk would be ordered to dig his own grave.

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      • A judge can’t sentence harshly for intent, it was attempted this and attempted that, he couldn’t sentence him the same as if the crime had been committed, based on what might have happened.

        My initial reaction was the same, but it does come close to sentencing people for thought crimes.
        We don’t want to go there.

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    • Posted late last night, and if ok believe it should be repeated.

      … and seems to be following the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little’s decrees, of basically setting the convicted criminals to be free.

      The Disastrous Consequences of DA Larry Krasner’s “Reforms”
      Gun-related violent crime is up in Philadelphia.
      It was an interesting social experiment:
      That was entirely predictable when we elected a district attorney whose primary goal is releasing criminals rather than prosecuting them.

      The results, however, were all too predictable.

      Gun-related violent crime is rising in Philadelphia. The police force is demoralized. Victims of crimes, their families, and advocacy groups feel betrayed.

      When he was running for district attorney, …. made his commitment to social reform and reducing the inmate population quite clear.
      He promised to fundamentally transform the city’s criminal justice system.

      Krasner is funneling an increased number of gun cases to a court diversionary program called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). In 2018, Krasner’s first year as district attorney, 78 cases were sent to the ARD program, compared with 12 the previous year.

      Why does this matter? Because criminals who carry guns usually intend to use them.

      Maalik Jackson-Wallace, for example, was given a second chance by Krasner’s office. Jackson-Wallace, whose case was highlighted by the Inquirer, was initially arrested on a gun possession charge. The case was sent to ARD and Jackson-Wallace received probation. He was arrested a second time for gun possession and released on unsecured bail.
      On June 13th, he was arrested again and charged with murder; police say he shot and killed a 26-year-old man. (Jackson-Wallace’s attorney claims it was in self-defense.)

      When Krasner …. doesn’t believe in the death penalty, and he’s called law enforcement “systemically racist.”

      …. request cash bail less often and include a cost analysis of incarceration when making sentencing recommendations.

      Krasner talks a lot about “social justice” and “inequality.”
      But you won’t hear him mention victims very often. And why? Because Krasner views crime victims as an obstacle to his agenda.

      Fortunately, Philadelphia does have a federal prosecutor who understands his job and believes in the rule of law.

      Krasner, …. pushing an agenda that satisfies special interests, not victims. ….
      ….Krasner is a zealot in the midst of a crusade to right what he sees as the wrongs of history and he believes he has a mandate to do it.

      Of course, mistakes have been made in the past. The system is far from perfect, but there is a responsible way to go about reforming the criminal justice system. ….
      …. are pursuits motivated not by law but by ideology.

      Prosecutors who, like Krasner, choose not to follow the law undermine crime victims, embolden criminals, and put innocent people at risk.

      But Krasner has no interest in being a prosecutor. That would be fine, if only the writing on his office door didn’t read “District Attorney.”
      https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/06/27/larry-krasner-reforms-philadelphia/

      Sadly I doubt that Andrew Little will not take note of this “social experiment”, so will continue to “undermine crime victims, embolden criminals and put innocent people at risk. …. The police force is demoralized. Victims of crimes, their families, and advocacy groups feel betrayed”.
      If only Andrew Little’s sign on the door did not read, “Ministry of Justice”.

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      • “Gun-related violent crime is rising in Philadelphia. The police force is demoralized. Victims of crimes, their families, and advocacy groups feel betrayed.”

        I bet they haven’t tried confiscating guns from the law abiding sporting shooters that’s why. They should ask Lyin’ Cindy for her advice – not that she would tell them the truth.

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  2. Should this guy ever be released?
    Why hasn’t 3 strikes put him away forever?
    Marcel Sydney Geros avoids jail for trying to kidnap Christchurch jogger
    David Clarkson17:13, Jul 30 2019

    A judge says he expects a public backlash after releasing a violent offender on intensive supervision for trying to kidnap a woman who was jogging in the street.

    “No doubt there will be letters to the editor demanding my resignation,” Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave said at Tuesday’s sentencing. “It won’t be the first time and it won’t be the last.”
    Judge Raoul Neave.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/114615933/marcel-sydney-geros-convicted-of-trying-to-kidnap-jogger-on-christchurch-street

    So the judge has been conned and can’t see it dso has decided to let this piece of shit out to offend again till he kills.
    Wonder what Mr Garret can tell us about him?

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    • Three strikes came in in 2010, his earlier offence was prior to this. The offence he was just convicted for will be considered his first strike and as such he would get a three strike warning. Had he have been sentenced to jail for this offence it is likely that he would have released quickly as he had been remanded in custody for quite a while prior to the hearing. The Judge, it would appear, has done all he can by giving a further two years of intensive supervision. So his choices were, to jail him – he gets out soon, or two years of supervision -he is under the microscope until 2021. A good application of the law the Judge had available to him.

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        • I think this deserves its own thread Ed?
          Jesus get it out there! Our readers in Christchurch need to know this character will likely be lurking round parks etc..

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          • Thomas Sowell

            “Whatever you may think about the death penalty, it has the lowest recidivism rate of any of the ways of fighting crime.”

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      • What is the maximum sentence for the crime of attempting to kidnap a woman? I’m quite certain his intentions weren’t to have a polite chat with her. Why not show some balls and sentence him to the max and then make him appeal the sentence? He may win but he’ll be in prison until that day which gives an even chance for another prisoner to effect real justice.

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        • Yes the USA does have some hard sentences. Life means Life.
          I prefer the Chinese, Iranian and Saudi punishment. one bullet in the back of the head. No appeals, cheap and a great deterrent.

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            • …..”Guarantees no repeat offending”…..

              True but it also guarantees no justice if the Police & Courts fuck it up which is not exactly unusual. Think Arthur Thomas & Peter Ellis.

              The other problem that David Garrett has explained several times is the likelihood of perverse jury decisions when the jurors refuse to enter guilty verdicts because they will cause the death of the accused. Whether this should or should not occur is moot……in fact it will.

              What we have now is not good but forcing our idiot judiciary to use the sentences now available (eg three strikes) will be more effective than campaigning for the death penalty.

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      • Gorse is right. In this case the judge did what he could with the cards dealt to him. Even the politicians, past & present, can’t be held totally to blame as they have provided for lengthy prison terms for the offence.

        Rather we are seeing the effects of accumulative light sentencing by the judiciary as a whole. Both activist & bleeding heart judges have ratcheted down punishment to the point that if one of their lot gives a sentence proportionate to the crime it will be thrown out on appeal.

        Until the citizenry march in the street in protest or we see large scale vigilante justice nothing will change.

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      • Thanks Gorse for your comment. I am one of those who would just shoot the cunt… but it’s good to hear from a legal perspective, so cheers for that.

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    • With such limp-wristed judges and a corrections minister who hates jails as they are full of victims of “colonialism”, the best we can hope for is that a feral colleague will have him “sleeping with the fishes” when a drug deal goes bad or something. He won’t have a long life. F*ck all that feely-good rehabilitation nonsense.

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    • David Garrett would be a huge asset to this blog, but unfortunately I don’t think he’s interested in commenting here, more’s the pity.

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    • Did the judge officially give out at least a strike 1 warning?! or excuses, and forgetfulness, found a way out of that too as being a “cruel part” in sentencing. Why not served on him? and noted.
      where is the strike 1 warning
      It is not in that newspaper report!

      It is not much, but still it is never too late, go back and serve a “strike 1 warning” now.

      If the judge does not serve the warning, then that judge has never had any intent in serving justice and the law!
      Just a judge’s law of hugz and feelz. pffffft.

      Also following the Ministry of Justice, Andrew Little’s decrees of doing a “social experiment”

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  3. The person who did that full facial tattoo should also be jailed fro life
    Along with judge Neave
    And Andrew Little and Kelvin Davis fro being soft on crime.

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    • I think the facial tattoo is great, we wouldn’t be allowed to brand him ourselves, he has saved us the bother. I hope someone is going to help his partner and children, would you willingly sty with a man who was assuredly out there planning on raping another woman. I can imagine what her home life is like? Someone stage an intervention.

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  4. But the judge read the “Cultural report”
    WTF is a cultural report and whoever invented those should be named and shamed and put in the same cell as Geros and Neave – all three of them can rot.

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  5. While the Judge has a limited range of choices this guy will not bend to the wishes of his supervisors and will in no time re-offend. That he is a product of his upbringing is of no doubt.
    The only people in NZ who could stand a chance of reforming this guy is Destiny Church. No one else has what it takes. and even then it may be impossible. His future is written in his wiring. Like so many others.

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    • Interesting comment about Destiny Church.
      They probably would do a better job than our probation service and our social workers.
      I’d like to see him do 10 years hard labour. And put it on Youtube
      And after that then tell him that if he just as much steals a moro bar, or swears at anyone he will get 20 years hard labour.

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  6. The Mad Queen will be packing, Jethro will be getting the last film for the tv show.
    The navy will be preparing to winch his boat back aboard.
    Then it’s hi ho and away sail we go back to Somoa to our areoplane to see if it will start!
    Just as well she has a day at sea and a few hours on the plane to write out her sorry excusses.
    What will she face, when she gets home. Will it be a compliant media, COL in revolt!

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    • The protesters will be crawling up JA’s butt when she gets back. More, endless moaning about Captain Cook and his evil white colonizers. “what do we want?” Free stuff!” “when do we want it?” “NOW!” To hell with whitey! (except their wallets)

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    • I wonder what the Otago was doing up there anyway and whether it too will just come home now.

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    • The Media have been warned by the Mad Queen- ‘No criticism or tricky questions to me or it’s no more Baby stories for you!’
      That’s how she plays the game.
      I guarantee the Mad Queen will also threaten them with no Media access to her ‘Royal Wedding’ next year!
      If only someone in NZ Media (Mike and Kate Hosking aside) had the balls to call her out on this…

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  7. Part-time PM. Simon Bridges attacks Ardern’s trip to Tokelau
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12254021

    “I’m not saying no ifs no buts people shouldn’t be going to Tokelau or the Chathams or other Pacific Islands. Of course there’s a role for that, but right now, when she’s just had a three-week recess, when she’s got so many issues at home that everyday New Zealanders are focused on?”

    “Bridges said that Ardern had escalated the dispute at Ihumātao by stepping in.”

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  8. Bridges tells Finance Minister Robertson to stop being so sensitive and defensive
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12254340

    National leader Simon Bridges has fired another shot in the row over whether or not the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should be overseas at the moment.

    He has called on Finance Minister Grant Robertson to stop being so “sensitive and defensive”, after he accused Bridges of having a sexist overtone when the National Leader said Ardern was a “part-time Prime Minister”.

    Speaking to RNZ this morning, Bridges said the comment was not sexist.

    “It is a fair and a strong claim I make.”

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    • Typical left wing losers facts are now sexist & can’t take any criticism without throwing around their favourite buzzwords in an attempt to shame or close down debate well that shit might work on twitter or sookbook but this is our country we are talking about here and if the mad queen is absent then fk their feelings tell it like it is Simon

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    • This is a better side of Simon Bridges. Or maybe the media is giving him air time for a change; but being able to push back against the bullshit the opposition spews is a good look for him.

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    • He sentenced Tuapawa to 10 months of supervision with a condition that he must attend any assessment, counselling or programme as directed by his probation officer.

      The judge said he was confident that the sentence will be accepted by members of the Muslim community who “embrace forgiveness and compassion”.

      How nice of the community – must ask Tommy Robinson and the Christian Preacher in London who was arrested.

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      • “that the sentence will be accepted by members of the Muslim community who “embrace forgiveness and compassion”.

        What rock has this judge been living under for the last I don’t know how many years to come out with such an absurd statement?
        The only reason that Tuapawa may escape being a “dead man walking” at least for the time being is because the Muslim community is still in full on “victim mode” and see the opportunity to get more out of our hopelessly naive PM by maintaining that victim status than by killing the kaffir.

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    • I would give the clown a backhand what a douchbag 50 people were slaughtered there and he decides to go make an ass of himself at the very same spot, there is free speech and there is being an abusive utter fkwit, flip the scenario and think how you would feel if say the 911 memorial had a muslim doing the same thing weeks from the event we would all be rightfully disgusted and would not hesitate to say so

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  9. Can you imagine how thrilled the resident of Porirua City are that their council is spending $27,000 of their hard earned rates on multi lingual road signs that nobody needs and only the most virtuous of virtue signalling progressive wankers actually wants? Sometimes this country just amazes me! We used to be so down to earth sane and sensible and nowadays………… 🙁

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  10. Following on from the thread above on sentencing, I will say I am not a lawyer, but have a lot do with someone who is. I was surprised to find out that Judges have to be mindful of a piece of legislation in the Sentencing Act that I didn’t know existed. It is here: One of the principles of sentencing set out at s8(g) of the Sentencing Act is that the court “must impose the least restrictive outcome that is appropriate in the circumstances, in accordance with the hierarchy of sentences and orders set out in section 10A”. What that means in practice is that prison should be considered a measure of last resort. I hope that Judges get maligned less when you see that the Government has decreed the above and the Judges must work within it.

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  11. Is it the video or the manifesto that the Chief Censor censored” What is the issue?

    “The 22-year-old has been in custody since late March after being arrested by police involved in Operation Deans.”…..
    ….. explaining to officers: “I do not agree with the Government’s censorship.”
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/christchurch/five-people-appear-in-christchurch-courts-over-mosque-shooting-footage/

    Something seems wrong here, when just above Gorse kindly pointed out “Sentencing Act 2002″ “must impose the least restrictive outcome that is appropriate in the circumstances,”

    Were these 5 guys going out to make plans of major disruption to a community group? Are some of them really such a danger to others to keep them locked up for so far 4 months?

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    • Five heros for free speech and a non infested NZ.
      I just wish I was as brave as they were.
      In years NZ will regret not backing those guys

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  12. Meeting to discuss settlement of refugees halted when iwi leader says city not ready for refugees
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395631/meeting-halted-after-iwi-leader-says-city-not-ready-for-refugees

    “Whanganui iwi leader, Ken Mair, told the hui that issues confronting Māori in the city needed to be addressed before refugees could be resettled there.

    “Those issues are the obvious issues with regard to housing shortages and the health needs of our local iwi within Whanganui and that’s our first priority.”

    – Make that all New Zealanders and I would agree with him.

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    • Make that Christian refugees and I’d be all for them.
      Otherwise no shit hole refugees please.

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      • I understand your point but seriously, we need no more refugees until we have a surfeit of housing and welfare which based on the way we are going will never happen.

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  13. Do many of you watch Q&A on Mondays with Jack Tane?
    I watched it the other day, and my g/f had to take me to the hospital with extreme diarrhea listening to him insert Maori words whenever he could.
    Jack, there is the Maori TV channel for that rubbish (that we pay for.)
    When is enough enough?

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      • It’s too little too late WG. The wheels of justice (or whatever we make do with) grind exceedingly slowly.

        Peter Ellis will be worm fodder before a hearing date is set.

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        • I agree nasska. I hope he knows a whole heap of kiwis know he wasn’t guilty. Interesting that while in prison the usual violent retribution received by child offenders from other prisoners did not happen to PE.

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          • …..”the usual violent retribution received by child offenders from other prisoners did not happen to PE”…..

            When I was last in rehab (about 20 yrs ago) I got talking to & eventually became good mates with a bloke who had spent a bit of time inside for growing dope. He confirmed that about the only prisoners at serious risk because of their background were paedos, narks & bent cops.* They usually saw out their sentences in segregation.

            The fact that the prison authorities didn’t keep Ellis apart from the main stream prison population speaks volumes.

            * Ignore what any know-all says about prisoners who have raped or killed women being in danger. They’d be treated as one of the boys.

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    • They should pardon him right now and write him a cheque for $1 million right now.
      But its far too late.

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  14. HDPA says that Kelvin Davis said the economy is doing well in the House today.
    Apparently there is another confidence survey out with another drop.
    That is about the fourth survey in a row with drops.

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  15. Labour are “pushing back” against Australia’s latest kiwi crim deportation rules!
    Ha I can see Scomo etc cowering in their boots.
    Labour should learn to shut up, before they ban all Maori and Islanders entering Australia!
    Ardern’s Melbourne holiday was so successful!

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    • Every time the stupid bint opens her mouth & lets the Nor Wester blow her tongue around NZ’s real international relationships slide a little further down the toilet.

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    • This has been shunted off to be looked at until September, it has huge ramifications if it goes through.
      The 12 months sentenhcing has been flaunted by many in the justice system.
      Big change in this is you only have to be found guilty of a crime that the sentece is 2 years or more, regardless of sentences under 12 months could well be reviewed depending on charge.
      The PM would have been better to keep her trap shut, better still not sign the UN accord, Australia knows full well if NZ flooded with shit immigrants, they could end up in Australia.
      Up until now, the two countries had a fairly common approach to immigration and border security, that has now changed dramatically.
      Ardern and Peters can take much of the blame for the consequences of their actions.

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  16. Despite its low support in the polls ACT have fronted some great policy over the years. A prime example would be David Seymour’s End of Life Choice bill. Yesterday he released a statement detailing the amendments that have been made to hopefully advance the legislation towards the required referendum.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1907/S00242/seymour-releases-amendments-to-the-end-of-life-choice-bill.htm

    The gutted remnants of the original & sorely needed proposal testify to the conservative, religiously addled thinking of the National Party. The same party that purportedly stands for the rights of the individual has once again bowed to the archaic beliefs of the Catholic mafia who run it. A few humorists have today pointed out that the bill will be a conscience vote but National MPs 37 to 18 against vs 72% of voters in favour suggests otherwise.

    It is sad that one man & one party are all that opposes the authoritarian Godnutters & their socialist counterparts.

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    • I wonder if David Seymours’s obsession with that bill over the last year or so had cost them some votes.
      Until they get some more high profile members they are going to stick around 1% and be useless for National.
      If the conservative right cannot get to 5% soon, or even better 5 seats then we’re doomed!

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      • …..”If the conservative right cannot get to 5% soon, or even better 5 seats then we’re doomed”….

        If you know where to find those votes then tell someone. National have pushed hard right to appease the religious nutters but have made themselves toxic to the centre while doing so.

        NZ is not a “right wing” country……there are no more votes to be scraped off church pews regardless of who is doing the scraping..

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      • Will this Bill cost Act votes?
        I hate this Bill for a whole lot of reasons I won’t raise again here, but will still consider voting Act at the next election.
        Some parties are not contenders in my voting deliberations, but none will meet 100% of my ideal so one issue not going my way is probably not enough to eliminate Act from the field, just as Maggie Barry’s objections won’t assure National my vote either.

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    • Sad to see catholic Maggy Barry and her merry band of anti-choice Nats are going all out to stop David Seymour’s euthanasia bill. As David Seymour said, it’s not compulsory, they don’t have to use it themselves but they should stop preventing others from having that right.

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      • Yep, she’s a noisy tart all right.
        Full of her own prejudices and self interest that one.
        Needs a tough challenger in her electorate.
        Send her on gardening leave where she can kill weeds to her hearts content.
        When you consider that you will see she would have no compunction in doing that but won’t allow others to do the same.
        Gardeners unite and spray her away.

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  17. I saw on another blog that Youtube has removed the death stare from Ardern’s video on Tokelau.
    She must be under pressure.

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    • What an embarrassing creature.

      Looking forward to Mike Hosking having a friendly chat about recent events with her next Tuesday.

      That will turn her bowels to water.

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    • To be fair, crushed and powered almonds and strained into water has been called almond milk for centuries. I’m sure anti-Catholics here know all about “fish days” and the need to find substitutes…

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  18. Every time you think your life is shit, consider the fate of a tree that took years & years to grow yet ended up being a few pages of the Auckland Herald.

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    • I’d be more inspired if the headline read, “Maori rocked by removal of sacred children” then perhaps the protest would be legitimate.
      Getting real tired of the hypocrisy.

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    • But he wanted to give his family a good life!
      I read the whole article twice and I could not find what sentence the granddaughter got.
      We need to deport the whole family as they have been a drain and blight on NZ.
      Crime and yes probably benefits.

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