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  1. Morning peeps. Dark and soggy in the Waikato. Have a great day.

    Sad to hear Bryan Gaynor has died.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/16/business-writer-and-milford-co-founder-brian-gaynor-dies/

    Here’s a little bright spot with cancel culture getting a walloping from the public rejecting it outright.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jfgSWUWtUw
    Failla: We are sick of people being offended

    Netflix’s blunt message to its woke employees who are offended by some of their content.

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  2. Clown world is here for sure ,(this isn’t a laugh for the sake of a laugh) the NATO chief Stoltenberg told the BBC “Ukraine can still win this war if the Russians withdraw completely ” holy shit it’s apparent why he got the job….FFUUUCCKK.

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    • Stoltenberg was the adviser to Col Custer at Little Bighorn, when he advised Custer to go and change his Library Book instead of dealing to the Indians.

      Stoltenberg, then moved onto his next job at NATO.

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  3. Well looks like finland is dead set on declaring war with russia with only turkey being the voice of reason in the nato debate.

    Im sure cindy and mahuta will totally endorse it because its the smart thing to do but meanwhile the solomons done the smart thing and the same cindy and mahuta denounce it.
    Seems the 2 dumb bitches want to be like russia and not have a major military threat inching closer. Kinda odd they support both stances but it changes depending on which part of the world its happening.

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  4. The new white house press secretary (a black lesbian female version of sideshow Bob) started her tenure with a LIE “I will be honest and transparent with everything I report”….its just started but I’ll bet good money the cowardly MSM give her a standing ovation when she finishes her 1st briefing….

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  5. Don’t you just get over weasel words from politicians with either no substance or backing evidence of their claims or statements.

    Te Reo Luxon on Nationals Maori initiatives in this years Budget, if he was delivering them.

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    “He says the disparities between Māori and non-Māori are shameful and need action.”

    “The way to deal with it, as Māori say themselves in their own surveys, what’s the number one issue for all New Zealanders? The cost of living crisis.”
    Unquote

    What disparities is Nude Nut talking about? There is not evidence.
    What surveys have Maori done? Again no evidence.
    What action needs to be taken and why? No evidence given, just a bland statement.

    Then he says:

    “The cost of living crisis. It’s even higher for Māori.”

    How is it the cost of living higher for Maori? The fool does not say.
    Why is it higher for Maori? The fool does not say.
    Is it higher for Maori across the country or just in the backblocks of the East Cape? The fool does not say.
    What was the cause of the cost of living being higher for Maori than anyone else in New Zealand? The fool does not say.

    So we are expected to accept his claim that it is more expensive to live in this country if you are Maori, just because he says so.

    Can he explain to me or you, why it is more expensive for my 9 Maori grandchildren to live in this country, than their European mothers and grandparents who live in the neighbouring streets, but so much more expensive to live for their Maori fathers and offspring. No they are just nebulous claims on his part, but but we are expected just to swallow this shit without question.

    Politicians who just make these unsubstantiated claims are just plain dishonest liars.

    https://waateanews.com/2022/05/16/all-waka-rise-in-luxon-economic-formula/

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    • And just how disadvantaged is my (part) Maori neighbour who has just sold his multi-million dollar business, owns three cars, has a bach up the coast, and is a thoroughly nice guy?
      The biggest issue with this repeated claim about ‘poor’Maori is just what is a Maori. And why is the focus nearly always on rural Maori with little recognition for the thousands who are embedded in urban population accessing all the services provides for all?
      If equity for Maori is so important where is the definition drawn? What makes a person with say 1/16 or 1/32 Maori blood any different to a person with 15/16 or 31/32 European blood?
      This is going so very very wrong and can only end badly.

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      • “I feel, therefore I am” is not objective and can’t be measured.

        How would a pathologist determine if a corpse was “Maori” or not? I assume that eye, skin color and hair cross-section would be a start. But how would a contemporary “Maori” corpse differ from another part-Polynesia ones?

        Is there some bone structure? Some genetic marker that can be verified?

        To say “we have determined that you are a member of this group, and members of this group are disadvantaged; therefore we will offer you this special treatment” is mouthing a lot of the ways of thinking of a political system that put millions of people to death in the last century.

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      • Tony, I live in a very rural area with a very large percentage of the population, part Maori. There now seems to be very few who claim this heritage, who struggle.

        Many are moving on from their black Ford Rangers to black Range Rovers for the number of Range Rovers now in this small rural town, is truly eye watering compared with two years ago. Where they got the funds from I can only guess but many of them seem to park regularly in the Invalids Car Park at the local New World.

        On a different note, it is going to be funny watching the reaction when Jimmy Two Mums, comes for Herewini Te Koha’s V8 Range Rover and tells him, he will need get rid of it and to shuffle onto a Nissan Leaf.

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  6. Is the Prime Minister still hiding at home?
    I’d be willing to bet anything she makes a miraculous recovery next week and swans off to the USA to receive her Honorary Doctorate in ‘Being Amazeballs’
    Our Queen flying first class while the rest of us come to terms with our tanking economy and out-of-control violent crime…. ‘More Champagne Daahling’?
    I detest her.
    This Country has horrendous problems. Any Prime Minister worth their salt would be fronting the Budget etc and knuckling down to do the hard work at home…

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  7. TAH, Everyone needs to email the great white hope bonehead luxton and tell him to stick his ” the cost of living is higher for Maori ” statement right up his well padded privileged arsehole.
    He’s just a fatter uglier pony tail pulling shitbag than Key is, statements like his just cement in how truly fucked this Country really is if he’s our only alternative to the utter empty sock we have as a PM right now.

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    • RT, I have already emailed Te Reo Luxon these questions and my most useless of MP’s, a man who has learn’t how to become invisible and avoid all questions, directly from the PM herself, none other than the dribbling Ian McKelvie.

      I shall hear from neither of them, I am sure.

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    • Tbh it is higher for maori, kfc maccas booze and cigis are bloody expensive!
      Maori seem to disproportionally buy those things then to add to the cost many drive shitter cars or bretheren vans that drink the gas.

      Once again a muppet politician wants to assist those that make poor choices.

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  8. The family connections where the money flows;- travel does not cost, and top-line vehicles can be passed on to live the iwi life.
    Well put, with charts and time lines, showing the connectivity.

    …. Tipa Mahuta [sister]
    Waikato Regional Council member since 2014.
    a subcommittee of Local Government NZ (LGNZ), which advises the NZ Government on local government policies and legislation.
    appointment to the Co-chair position of the Maori Advisory Group to 3 Waters

    William Gannin-Ormsby (Gannin Ormsby / William Ormsby)
    Convicted.
    Ka Awatea Services Limited (KASL)
    This is a consulting firm “to facilitate business opportunities to advance whānau, hapū and iwi aspiration.” It is fully owned by Ormsby, he is the sole shareholder. ….

    He Puapua …. authors of the report … Waimirirangi Ormsby. ….
    …. Another contributor is named as Tamoko-o-te-Rangi Ormsby. ….
    …. Both these latter Ormsbys are relations of Gannin Ormsby. …

    … KASL obtained a significant contract in February 2021 with the Ministry for the Environment, as part of a panel of 5 experts to advise on the new Waste Strategy for NZ. ….
    …. younger Ormsbys have both been engaged in consulting project work under the KASL banner. ….

    https://www.thedailyexaminer.co.nz/all-in-the-mahuta-family/

    And in other areas and iwi, how much more inter-connectivity to the government money flows, like the;—-
    … $725,000 to late Uncle (former MP of Western Maori electorate) Koro Wetere’s marae …

    The cost of living is really no problem for many of the iwi so long as the critical hapu are connected in.

    Will any of the political parties look into this ??? or just find another way, like blinding the pig; to make it easier to catch, when it fattens up, and then redistribute to the more “political correct” feed trough.

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    • S1, you mean more largese for Maori like this, after all this newly discovered Matariki is nothing more than what the old Greeks knew as Pleiades.

      On the basis of this, all Subaru owners should get a grant as Pleiades is on the front and back of all these vehicles name badges. Subaru owners have therefore been celebrating Matariki since before Maori discovered it and should be compensated.

      But look at this bullshit.

      Matariki Ahunga Nui fund for initiatives celebrating te kāhui o Matariki – the Pleiades star cluster.

      Remembrance – Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki

      Marokopa Marae Te Tokamāpunatanga o Te Tau Hōu Māori $100,000.00
      Ngāti Whātua Ōkākei Trustee Limited Umu Kohukohu Whetū ki Takaparawhau $35,000.00

      This is an absolute fucking rort.

      https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj8_P7C9uT3AhVgRmwGHUtZBuQQFnoECBwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tearawhiti.govt.nz%2Ffunding-for-matariki-celebrations%2F&usg=AOvVaw3UhKZfmjLGiKEQIxRU2gSN

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    • The Ancient Hooligan:—- and so it seeps in and continues from the fish’s head into all parts of our lives as it all becomes re-defined, going via a mixture of iwi bank accounts.

      A way of understanding the Reserve Bank, of which seems to be more connected with the “Modern Monetary Theory” .MMT
      “Magic Money Tree” and aligned to be redistributed via the recognized entity of “Tane Mahuta”

      …. It will shape the role of directors in the years to come.
      Today I want to talk about why an understanding of Te Ao Māori (the Māori world) needs to be a core competency of all New Zealand directors. ….

      ….. When I say that the future is Māori, I’m not just talking about Māori people, Māori businesses, or Māori jobs.
      Perhaps one of the most powerful ways in which Māori will shape the future of Aotearoa New Zealand is through Māori values.

      https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/research-and-publications/speeches/2021/speech2021-05-06

      And so the pig blinded, to be fattened, then bleed out by inflation, taxation, then redistributed to iwi.

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      • S1, on the basis of this, the country is truly fucked. My wife and I should have stayed overseas.

        This will give you a laugh. So we returned to NZ in 2016. First letter (literally) we received was from the Electoral Commission. Question in their form: What is your occupation.

        Being the Twat that I am, I put down :Soothsayer.

        Never in my wildest dream did I expect it to pass muster, but they accepted that occupation.

        Obviously I am a failed Soothsayer because I never saw far enough into the future that in 2017, Winston would install Cindy as head Honcho and what a disaster that would become..

        But it always gets a laugh in the Polling Booth and Soothsayers are not on the mailing list that the Electoral Commission flog off, so I am not hounded by the Mail order rabble.

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      • Simpleton@0945

        I notice that the phrase ‘Maori values’ is undefined, but doubt that such ‘Values’ will be any different from the violence, violence and more violence which is characteristic of the ethnicity.

        It’s the ‘Warrior gene’, don’t y’ know.

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  9. 🏠💥🔥 Bankers live in Honda Cities, claim desperate losers seeking validation for their life choices 💥🏠☠️

    Economy ‘red lining’: Another bank predicts biggest house price fall since 1970s

    New Zealand’s economy is “red-lining” and there is likely to be more pain to come, including significant house price declines, economic updates released on Tuesday say.

    Both Westpac and Infometrics have released reports outlining the challenges ahead. Westpac increased its prediction to an inflation-adjusted house price fall of just over 20%, while Infometrics said the economy had slammed into “very hard” capacity constraints.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/128661766/economy-red-lining-another-bank-predicts-biggest-house-price-fall-since-1970s

    Note that banks, investment advisors, analysts, observable reality- all support what I predicted years ago.

    And therefore everything Mikey told you is a lie 😂🤣

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    • An “inflation-adjusted house price fall of just over 20%” means that the nominal price of a house might drop by about 12% or so, but because inflation is 8%, the effective drop (in terms of purchasing power) is 12 + 8 = 20%.

      I.e., if you sold your 12%-cheaper house, you would be 20% worse off because of the additional 8% inflation. You get less money for the house, but on top of that, things are more expensive!

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  10. A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?”
    The bartender considers it, then agrees.
    The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat.
    He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano.
    The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues.
    After the man finished his drink, he asked the bartender, “If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the night,the bartender thinks that nothing could possibly top the first trick so he agrees.
    The man reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who begins to sing along with the rat’s music.
    While the man is enjoying his beverages, a stranger confronts him and offers him $100,000.00 for the bullfrog.
    “Sorry,” the man replies, “he’s not for sale.”
    The stranger increases the offer to $250,000.00 cash up front.
    “No,” he insists, “he’s not for sale.”
    The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000.00 cash.
    The man finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.
    “Are you insane?” the bartender demanded.
    “That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!”
    “Don’t worry about it.” the man answered.
    “The frog was really nothing special.
    You see, the rat’s a ventriloquist.”

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  11. ACT slams Government’s new scrap-and-replace scheme for electric vehicles saying it’s ‘waste of taxpayer money’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/05/act-slams-government-s-new-scrap-and-replace-scheme-for-electric-vehicles-saying-it-s-waste-of-taxpayer-money.html

    “The vehicle manufacturers who came to the transport committee last year said they would love to sell New Zealand more EVs but they won’t be making enough to sell to the world by 2028,” Court told AM.

    “So any schemes that the Government uses to force demand are a waste of taxpayers’ money, they only force up the price of used vehicles on the open market, which actually makes it hard for Kiwi families who are already facing a cost of living crisis.”

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  12. Economy ‘red-lining’ as inflation begins to bite – Infometrics report
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2022/05/economy-red-lining-as-inflation-begins-to-bite-infometrics-report.html

    The economy is “red-lining” and continues to operate above capacity, with growth stifled by rising inflation and hard-to-find labour and materials.

    Infometrics’ March 2022 Quarterly Economic Monitor indicates annual economic activity rose 2.0 percent in the quarter, but underlying growth was struggling with volatility expected to continue over the next 12 months.

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    • All bullshit.
      Most companies are struggling to get staff at work.
      We have the work but we have every one of the 12 compromised in some way and there having weeks off.
      All because this stupid scraggy piece of horse flesh decided to ban effective medicines and replace them with money from Phizer.

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        • Same kea.
          My staff work hard and contribute a lot. they are just ordinary people and most of them are in whattwe would call the brighter category. The simply like what they do. We enagae them and train them for them just to get bashed around by the unworking majority.
          The endemic problem allowing poor quality immigration for many years by both useless govts.

          There’s a problem that people like the warehouse bought to NZ. ITs go to the store, buy something, go home and don’t want or like it and return all the while being rude.
          We have the odd customer like that and as you can believe I don’t tolerate that lightly.

          Our culture has changed for the worse.

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  13. Jabbed?

    A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says “the hand of God” was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/17/passenger-who-landed-plane-says-hand-of-god-was-with-him/

    “He said, ‘I’ve got a headache and I’m fuzzy and I just don’t feel right,” the 39-year-old flooring salesman said. “And I said, ‘What do we need to do?’ and at that point he didn’t respond at all.”

    “All I saw when I came up to the front was water out the right window and I knew it was coming quick. At that point I knew if I didn’t react, that we would die.”

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  14. It’s not all doom and gloom for debt owners renting the banks house.

    Inflation not only destroys savings. It also reduces debt. Providing you don’t lose everything in the process…

    So cheer up my triggered Ponzi scheming friends 😃

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  15. Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com
    @JordanSchachtel
    ·
    8h
    Somalia “elected” a new president yesterday. Today, the US announced a hundreds strong troop deployment into Somalia.

    Surely, those two things are not at all related.

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  16. Maori actually stealing from you the taxpayer again. I know, a surprise.

    Matthew Tukaki Chairman of the fake organisation, The National Maori Authority, an organisation of absolutely no standing whatsoever, being totally dishonest to the tune of $965,000 of your money.

    Will he, or the organisation of which he may be the sole employee and spokesman, ever have to pay it back? Doubt it.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/authority-of-government-contract-questioned

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    • I want to complain it was an unrealistic factually incorrect portrayal of her body size. She is disgustingly obese and not showing that is sexist and fat shaming.

      Show the vile hateful fatty in all her glory.

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    • It’s not racist & it’s not abhorrent. Maori ARE stealing water though the method is being carefully fudged by forming authorities which will appoint boards which will in turn appoint others so that the end result will be total non-accountability when “profits” are distributed amongst the lightly tanned greedies.

      Though no comment on Three Waters should be made without reference to NZ’s narrow sighted, socialistic Local Bodies whose promotion of vanity projects at the expense of vital infrastructure has made this rip-off possible. If the pipes didn’t leak more water than they delivered & the waterways/harbours weren’t full of untreated sewage the theft would never have been possible.

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  17. SB, this is bullshit. I quote from your post.

    “A Media Council spokesperson said no complaints had been received about the cartoon.”

    So some unknown Trougher has called it racist.

    So to balance the books, I Filthy Pierre, of darkest New Zealand, claim the cartoon, as published to be a fair and accurate commentary of what is and will happen in this country.

    There, a draw so it can not be called “Racist”.

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  18. That’s way over excessive

    Group of fishers in East Auckland found with more than 45 times the daily snapper limit
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/05/group-of-fishers-in-east-auckland-found-with-more-than-45-times-the-daily-snapper-limit.html

    Two Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officers were conducting boat inspections last Thursday at the Half Moon Bay boat ramp in East Auckland.

    The officers inspected a group of five recreational fishers and upon inspection, the officers discovered a massive amount of fish on board.

    MPI’s West North Island regional manager fish compliance Andre Espinoza said the officers soon found the group had 348 fish, 317 of which were snapper.

    “With a total weight of just under 200kg. Ninety-five of the Snapper they had were undersize.”

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    • Well he did tweet at first lockdown how he had to dye her hair for her – ‘cos unlike the rest of us she would be incapable of reading the instructions on the packet and actually following them.

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  19. Patrick Gower is known as “Concord” in our house because with his ears and that nose if he bent over and ran down the road he’d look like the Concord trying to take off. Fuck the lefty arsewipe and his Toyota.

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  20. An NOAA study published May 11, 2022, in the journal Science Advances found that reduction in air pollution correlated to a 33% increase in storm formation in the Atlantic, while higher rates of air pollution in the Pacific have resulted in fewer storms.
    In what might feel like the biggest conundrum ever, researchers found that air pollution actually helps keep the air and the ocean cooler. As that pollution diminished, sea surface temperatures increased, and the jet stream… See more

    https://www.facebook.com/NowthisEarth/photos/a.1629284757112698/7673311679376612/

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  21. From the “alcohol good…..marijuana bad” files:

    ……” Alcohol has repeatedly been ranked among the most harmful substances in the world. A 2019 study found alcohol caused the most overall harm (combining community and individual harm) of any drug in Australia, followed by crystal meth, heroin and fentanyl. Similar conclusions have been drawn in the United Kingdom.

    The amount of harm caused by alcohol was “insane” – particularly considering the violence, crashes, mental health trauma, and heart disease it also caused, Laking said.”…….

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/300587250/doctors-stark-alcohol-warning-the-more-booze-the-more-cancer

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      • Yeah, it went from being my mate, to my enemy. Gave up 5 years or so ago (I don’t count) and life is infinitely better without it. It’s only looking back that I realise how much of a grip it had on my life. I think it’s great that most people can enjoy a tipple, but the stuff has barbs. The harm it does in society is immense.

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    • Alternatively to calm the brain try Lemon Balm tea. I’ve been trying it for a few weeks to help me sleep. It is relaxing. A member of the mint family that grows happily in your garden.

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    • Alcohol is evil shit, alcoholism is a disease.

      I watched my MIL go from mild alcoholic to full blown over the past 14years until it culminated in her death only 6 or 7wks ago. Went from beers 4 or 5 nights a week at the pub toa bottle or 2 of rum/boubon every day… all paid for by the bene.

      In that 14yrs ive also experienced my wifes alcoholism spiral out of control as well, i met her when she was 18 and full blown alcy then and with the exception of a couple of years when she was pregnant/breast feeding alcohol has had a massive grip on her life.
      Finaly got through to her new years day 2021 to pull her head in and ditch it, theres been a few slip ups along the way as to be expected but shes beating it slowly.
      Cunt of a habbit/disease/addiction, i wouldnt wish upon anyone but sadly many ppl put up with it. Nasska will understand and so will a few others i guess.

      Ive always struggled to see how such a harmful substance is legal and sold in so many outlets. Not much good ever comes from drinking booze.

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      • Wish your wife all the best, SB. Life without the booze gets better and better. Initially you wonder how you’ll enjoy anything without it. Then you start realising how much more you can fit into your life, and how much better you perform at the things you always did. It actually takes a lot of strength to function “normally” as a heavy drinker, so when you take away the booze, you’re amazed at what you’re capable of.

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        • Thanks sagz, i just gotta keep ontop of it and she’ll be algood. Ive never been much of a drinker so that makes it easier with no other booze in the house, shes pretty good now but any major stress and she cant help herself… her mother dying for example, that ended up a solid week drunk id ring her at 10am to checkup and she be goneburgers 🙁 literally legless and cant even talk by time i get home from work. It took hiding the car keys and putting the kids on nark patrol to snap her out of it. The struggle is real mate, could be worse at least shes not a raging meth head.

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        • My point was there are worse crimes in life than enjoying a cold beer down the pub on a Friday. (It’s NOT the evil you lot are making it out to be)
          Life is short.
          Enjoy a drink (or a joint) if it makes you happy…
          Or do we ban everything in Jacinda’s Socialist Aotearoa??

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          • CO, i didnt say ban it but i do struggle to see how the hell its legal, esp when you compare it to other illegal substances.
            Imo its more destructive then meth, if meth was as cheap as booze we wouldnt have all the crime/thefts/crack whores etc that go with it just the same anti social shit as any other drug or liqour brings.

            Having a couple of cold ones at the end of a hard days work is not the problem… downing a whole box is, its the cronic piss heads and binge drinkers that create the problems, same goes with any substance abuse.

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          • ……”My point was there are worse crimes in life than enjoying a cold beer down the pub on a Friday”……

            There are & you have a valid argument. For the fortunate, alcohol is a social lubricant & something to be enjoyed alongside good food & good company. Other’s mileage however, differs & for them it’s a short road to fucking up everything they value in life.

            I am an alcoholic & I know that I would be fooling myself to think that I can ever drink again but I have no problem with those who do. The people who boil my piss are those who think that booze is okay but marijuana is the devil’s potion. Although nowadays I use marijuana very infrequently had I not had access to it twenty years ago I probably would have gone back to the grog.

            So the reverse is true for me & a few others. Unless I get kicked off this board by our beloved Editor I will keep pointing out the utter hypocrisy displayed by those who proclaim “alcohol good, marijuana bad”.

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  22. Odakyu-sen May 17, 2022 At 8:38 am
    “How would a pathologist determine if a corpse was “Maori” or not? I assume that eye, skin color and hair cross-section would be a start. But how would a contemporary “Maori” corpse differ from another part-Polynesia ones?

    Is there some bone structure? Some genetic marker that can be verified?”

    O-sen…
    The thickness of the cranium may give the pathologist a clue.

    In another life, I had attended many post-mortems and on one occasion the Pathologist (a Canadian) made mention of this fact while he was having a bit of difficulty removing the top of the skull of a male Maori body. (The procedure was to cut at the back of the head with a scalpel, pull the scalp over the face to expose the skull then cut around the cranium with a little circular saw, and then crack it with a hammer and chisel to knock the top off.)

    The Pathologist remarked that he always had problems with Polynesian/Maori craniums, likening the thickness of their skull to that of the old NZ Railway Services porcelain tea cup.

    That old saying about never punch a Polynesian in the head during a fight has some medical basis. My own theory on why this is, has to do with the fact that Polynesian warfare was absent spears, swords, bow and arrows etc and was all about blunt force to the head by mere and patu. Those who survived blows to the head passed on their thick walled cranium genes. Those with thin craniums were bludgeoned from the breeding stock.

    Having been to various islands in the Pacific, the locals will tell you never to rest or sleep under a coconut tree. Darwin has taken care of those who have not heeded this advice….. a thin cranium is not much protection of the brain from a gravity driven coconut from the height of some of those palms.

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  23. Talking of MacDonalds I see they have continued with woke. They are pulling out of russia.
    Now there’s an opourtunity for a new olygog.

    Never ceases toamze the number of franchised fast food outfits that grow. MacDonalds are no longer thegold standard but became woke and going broke everywhere except china.

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  24. Desperate to find ways to stop/ put ppl off hunting their own meat.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/128655542/warning-for-hunters-meat-could-be-contaminated-with-lead

    Doc and their s&d/ waro ops are the cause for lead poisoning the kea due to their shooters being shit shots and using shotguns instead of ar15s.

    Most hunters now use lead free bullets so its not a worry, you want maximum weight retention from your projectiles esp for long range shots were the energy decreases and lead just dosent do that.

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      • If youre buying quality ammo or reloading then your projectlies are likely lead free.
        Sure tight arse folk will go buy some cheap crappy softnose stuff.
        Remember birdy 10% of the hunters shoot 90% of the deer, many of those 10% dont piss around with junk factory ammo.

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        • I’m well inside that 10% dickhead and have reloaded countless rounds and taught many others.

          You have been suckered into the marketing hype and that puts you well inside the 90%.

          Bet you’re a spotlighter 😂

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          • Each to their own birdy its just a chunk.of lead or copper dont get too wound up… but “well inside the 10%” hilarious thanks for the great laugh.

            Btw unless youre buying softnose or cheap hollow points you probs dont realise youre using lead free. Many balistic tipped and even some hollow points are solid copper.
            Barnes, nosler, s&b and even nz made belmont has some lead free plus many other brands.

            Still love my lead shotty ammo tho, steel shot is utter bullshit.

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            • I don’t like exposed lead as it deforms under recoil.

              I’m well aware of projectile design and construction and have made numerous cutaway examples.

              I know you probably gut shot your neighbours billy goat, chained up on the roadside, when spotlighting one night, but Kea knows his stuff 🤓

              Do ya use a 6.5 Creedmore because it’s trendy? Bet those humongous projectiles are fucking near touching the primer as the bloody things suck up case capacity, then drag down the barrel before wobbling down range because your twist rate isn’t optimised for a long lump of copper.

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              • Spotlight… pffft youre showing your age now ole chap. Had thermal and NV for 6 or 7 yrs now ($$$$$$$ 🙁 ), takes the fun outa it tho. Gone back to old skool hunting without gizmos and spotlights, mainly to teach my wee dude how to do real hunting and its way more fun.

                Nah no homo cartridges for me, im pretty boring. Used good ole 270 since i was 16 and 5 or 6 years ago went to a 308 so i could bushpig it as 270s dont like being chopped down.

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                • I like hunting. I’ve got so close to chamois, deer and thar, that I could have killed them with a spear. Night shooting isn’t the same.

                  308 is an awesome bush round. I reckon 358 Win with a big soft projectile would be the best. But not worth the fuss.

                  6.5 is fine but is all the ammo is snapped up by the gay community.

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                  • Im not much of a bush stalker, usually only the roar. 90% of my hunting is on the tops… i like to take my pick of the deer on offer lol not just what i stumble across in the scrub. Used to have a 30/30 for bush but it weighed a ton, sold that and got greg duley to build me a bushpig, i thought it was only a few years back turns out it was 2013 lol time flies. Got that built a few years before greg duley went full homo ego warrior.

                    Chams and thar dont tickle my fancy much, bowled a few just to tick em off the list. Theres a good we chamios herd about 20mins from my place, cool to watch em bounce around the bluffs. I just used to leave them be and go bomb up the deer, sorta lost the hunting bug after doing pet food and pest control a few years just got sick of dealing with the bloody things every night. Only just getting back into it now my 7yr son is at me.

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                    • Think the tops up your way are pretty stuffed now arent they?
                      I used to hunt the cobb valley pretty much every week then it got 1080d several times in short succession, was never the same again. Marlborough and kaikora went the same way, that was pre 2009 maybe its revovered now?

                      Down here 20mins on tops and youll see 100+ deer, seen a mob in a head basin early march that was easily 200+ and another 3-400 scattered around the other faces.
                      Theyre like a bad rash now esp in the RHAs, best thing for it would be to put the chopper through em. The deer are getting small and skinny and the heads are going backwards, hinds are also cycling weird times due to lack of tucker we seen several baby fawns only a few weeks old in the roar, mate shoot 100odd deer last week and several of them were only a week or 2 off giving birth.

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    • It won’t be duckhunters anyway. Lead shot is out so the gritty steel bits in your mallard might do the odd tooth in but won’t poison you.

      The pig hunters I know use dogs & knife anything left alive after they’re finished with them & anyone sane cuts out the venison round the entry/exit wounds.

      Just another “journalist” who wouldn’t know shit from bright yellow clay other than by taste!

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      • Nasska, any deerhunter with a brain leaves the front shoulder in the bush as its usually got a giant hole abd surrounded by jellymeat and bruising.

        Backwheels and back steaks, then you dont have to worry what the hell you shoot it with… unless you have a whoopsie of a shot.

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        • If I had to pack the bloody thing out I’m 100% with you. I don’t do bugger all hunting now but if I can get a four wheeler within a few metres then it’s head off, gut out & deal with the rest when I get home.

          Same with ducks. You see people with feathers up their noses plucking the stinking things but for me I just cut out the breast meat & throw the rest in the water for the eels to have a feed.

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          • Yea when i was a mad duckshooter i would only pluck a few nice fat ducks for the crockpot then breast the reast of them.
            Plus my hands are biggish and struggle to clean out the gut cavity, wifey didnt aprove too much of being given that job!

            I do the same with deer near the quad, but the front shoulder still goes in the hole or dog tucker its just junk meat anyways

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            • Yeah I used to do the same. First two ducks for roasting, then breasts for casserole.
              My uncle did have this drum for plucking ducks. You jacked up the back of the ute, pulled one wheel off, and bolted it on there. Had rubber fingers. You stuck the ute in gear and away you went. It did take off wings and legs as well, and you didn’t want to get your fingers too close.
              bit like this

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    • No Sooty. The energy (power) to do work comes from a projectiles weight and velocity. Not the calibre.

      A beach ball is a bigger calibre than a 223 round. Which one do you want to stop with your head?

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  25. So little result from so much special funding. Throwing more and more money at Maori health isn’t going to improve anything. Nothing will change until individual Maori take responsibility for their personal health.

    Budget 2022: Significant Māori health investment to rival last year’s spend, Newshub understands
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/05/budget-2022-significant-m-ori-health-investment-to-rival-last-year-s-spend-newshub-understands.html

    In last year’s Budget, there was a $1.1 billion package for Māori and we understand this year’s package will rival that massive spend.

    A chunk will go to setting up the Māori Health Authority but the pandemic really shone a light on so many of the health inequities Māori face and left providers scrambling for resources.

    But you can bet it won’t sit well with the Opposition. Both National and ACT have promised to abolish the Māori Health Authority if they got into Government.

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    • More money on the bonfire 🙁

      Itll get swallowed up by beuracracy and maori elites and their advisors.
      please mr little can you tell us what last years 1.1bil spend up done for maori and how much better their health is?

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      • Being in the construction industry I have to attend a compulsory SiteSafe course every two years, at considerable cost and inconvenience. I must have been going for 20 years by now, and every time the course opens with a great finger-wagging diatribe about how terrible the NZ statistics for death and injury in construction are. I’m always tempted to loudly comment, “Clearly your courses aren’t doing any fucking good, then.”

        Maori health funding seems to be much the same sort of thing.

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  26. That’s why hard working Kiwis go out and work so they can pay taxes to fund entitled wannabes in crappy docos.

    The Green Party sees nothing wrong with $200,000 of taxpayers’ money being spent on a documentary profiling its popular MP Chlöe Swarbrick – although both ACT and National believe it’s inappropriate.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/17/chloe-swarbrick-defends-starring-in-taxpayer-funded-doco/

    On Tuesday Swarbrick told 1News she was asked by the documentary maker if she would take part and “like most politicians when asked to participate in a piece of local media I said yes”.

    ACT Party leader David Seymour and National Party leader Christopher Luxon said while they really like Chlöe they are uncomfortable with $200,000 of taxpayers money being spent profiling a current Member of Parliament.

    “I think it’s outrageous to have taxpayer money from a government agency making a video, that is a two-hour feature-length film with the name of a politician running for office in it,” Seymour said.

    “Chlöe has the opportunity to say I don’t want to politicise the independence of NZ ON Air this just doesn’t pass the sniff test, I’m pulling out.”

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    • How long untill we get bombarded with “flurona” headlines.

      Retards have forgotten we used to still get sick prior to covid. This winter will be epic, look after yourselves, eat healthy and dose up on vitamins. Any poor bugger thats gotta go to hospital for a wog is gunna end up catching several others, everyone of us will have lowered natural immunities, the sheep will likely have even weaker immune systems

      Havent read your link curious but family freinds are at uni in dunedin and they said shitloads of students are crook with flu… funny that theyre all masked up, maybe they only work for covid //
      To top it off no doubt the nocebo effect will be playing a big part and people will be worrying themselves sicker then they actually are but genuine influenza knocks ya big time, just about killed me when i was 17. Fine at tea time, in ambo by 9pm, clinging to life by midnight.

      Ha just read ya link, students getting smashed.

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    • Whatever could have caused this outbreak? I don’t suppose it could have anything to do with immune systems weakened by the covid jabs or they would surely have mentioned it……wouldn’t they?

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