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  1. As Ed notes in the above pics of an up side world, so others seek an apply devious powers over you.
    Just as Ardern knows she has the ram raiders working for her.
    More home invasions to come, plus car jackings to take nicer cars. 🙁
    This why they systemically do not want to seriously fix those problems, but quell as they would term other rebellious subjects, as illegal vigilantism, etc. to even consider practicing justice. 🙁

    …. there is an underlying logic at work.
    In unleashing havoc on communities and in punishing those who confront it, the ruling class is executing a political strategy — a combination of anarchy and tyranny, captured under the term anarcho-tyranny
    i.e. a method of oppression that strengthens their power and targets political enemies *. ….

    …… coined in the 1990s by Samuel Francis, who argued it reconciled civil disorder with oppressive government.
    As he wrote, anarcho-tyranny is “the combination of oppressive government power against the innocent and the law-abiding and, simultaneously, a grotesque paralysis of the ability or the will to use that power to carry out basic public duties such as protection or public safety.” ….

    ….. the “managerial revolution” established the sociological, economic, and cultural conditions for anarcho-tyranny. ….
    ….. our dependence on bureaucrats and experts, which resulted in a “managed pacification” and the “usurpation of previous autonomous social functions.”
    Anarcho-tyranny as a natural outgrowth of modern bureaucracy.
    Bureaucrats engineer a “fake problem” to perform “fictitious functions” to “foster the illusion that the state is doing its job.” ….

    ….. Anarcho-tyranny is at its clearest in criminality and law enforcement.
    When crime is a leading public concern, civil authorities will “change subtly the definition of crime by expanding it to include the innocent and the law-abiding, and to avoid any serious challenge to real criminals.”
    This functions by creating easy targets to prove that they are “doing something,” while leaving alone the real criminals, thus forming a feedback loop:
    “The anarchy that anarcho-tyranny breeds thus serves as the rationale for the tyranny it builds.” ……

    ….. morphed into something more sinister.
    The pacification, the feedback loop, the fake problems, and the targeting of innocents remain, but the relation of anarchy and tyranny has evolved into a method to oppress political enemies. * …..

    …. , the Regime uses disorder (anarchy) to terrorize its opponents and uses state power to protect the anarchical element and to crush any resistance to disorder (tyranny).
    This oppression serves the regime’s political and social goals.
    Disorder, in other words, is a feature, not a bug, of the system.

    Since this method requires a disorderly element, there must be a group of people willing to be disorderly on their own initiative.
    Disorder itself cannot be the official policy of the Regime; for if it were, the anarchic element would be de jure state actors.
    Their disorderly conduct must be self-willed.
    The ruling class can then deny responsibility for the disorder, while at the same time maintaining the background conditions for it.
    The best anarchic element is an aggrieved minority.
    This allows the ruling class to frame the disorder with measured positivity and redirected blame. …

    …. The members of the Regime — bureaucrats, politicians, philanthropists, celebrities, academics, journalists, pundits, and corporate executives who exercise social, economic, cultural, and discursive power — are of course not themselves disorderly.
    They instead present themselves as the aristocratic class, full of manners, civility, goodwill, and discipline.
    Nonetheless, they are responsible for creating the anarchic background conditions that make disorder possible.
    Their job is to facilitate the disorder, usually in two general and mutually supporting ways: by encouraging it, and by removing barriers to it.
    The Regime encourages disorder mainly through discourse, viz., in the ways that they talk about the disorder and the people conducting it. ….

    …. … or Kyle Rittenhouse’s and … … a good example of anarcho-tyranny.
    A man, acting independent of official authority — an authority either unable or unwilling to deal with disorder —
    confronts an individual in his neighborhood displaying potentially dangerous behavior and he attempts to pressure the unruly man out of the community.
    But instead of dealing with the man terrorizing the community, the authorities target the protector.
    By nationalizing the news, the Regime has effectively sent a message to all white men: you cannot confront disorder in your neighborhood; you must trust the authorities, even when the authorities do nothing. ….

    …… It forces helplessness upon a community and pathologizes masculinity.
    As Sam Francis puts it: “In anarcho-tyranny we are habituated to an entirely passive role in securing our protection from criminals.”

    Humiliation is the point.
    Subjected to criminality, deemed criminals for opposing it, and forced to “trust” in the authorities.
    It’s like a dark comedy. But what is the purpose of this terror? …..

    …. * Uffindel, and we know, not Mallard.
    https://im1776.com/2022/03/18/anarcho-tyranny/

    It then sets the scene in creating many more “karens” to spring up, that self-righteously vote & depend on the left, for their very lives.
    It all becomes that ‘we’ must have a conversation, but deadly “Discourse Consensus”.

    All to leave the good citizen knowing that he has committed 3 crimes before breakfast, and then has to wonder for the rest of the day if he will be found out, and then suffer costly legal-law-fare.

    …. motivated by a ‘feminine’ version of egalitarianism. …

    ….. In the end, men can succeed only if they are effeminate or female-adjacent (viz., they participate under feminine terms) and tip-toe around the authorities constructed to maintain feminine space. …..
    …. yeah right ….

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  2. A quick take of the Auditors General 3 Waters, and I think the AG as a governmental official is just setting out how to improve it, and who listens to what he audits these days, …. yeah right … as “the fix is in”.
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    … warned Water Services Entities [WSEs] set up under the Government’s Three Waters reforms should be regularly audited. …
    …. series of other fixes, arguing public trust and confidence would be critical to the reforms’ success. ….
    …. a “serious diminution in accountability” ….
    …. submit 10-year plans for auditing as is done with councils’ Long-Term Plans. ….
    …. “WSEs cannot be held to account by ratepayers like local authorities are, nor can they be held accountable by Parliament because they are not Crown entities,” ….
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    ….. auditing provided Parliament and the public with assurances, and while the WSEs were variously accountable –
    through annual reporting to a Regional Representative Group (RRG), oversight by the minister, and engagement practices with communities –
    there was no equivalent requirement for auditing of planning documents. ….
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    ….. “For WSEs to be genuinely accountable to local communities, engagement must be coherent, consistent, and integrated with the WSEs’ planning and reporting requirements.
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    “The bill does not currently clearly link the findings from the consumer engagement stocktake with corresponding reporting requirements, such as the statement of intent.
    There are also some limitations in the accessibility of the mechanisms proposed for public reporting.” …
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    …. a loss of the ability for the Internal Affairs’ local government secretary to set water service performance measures, Ryan saying this would limit the quality of publicly available information.
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    The roles of the RRGs and boards of the entities may also overlap and should be more clearly defined, and some reporting arrangements could be simplified, ….

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/auditor-general-urges-accountability-changes-for-three-waters-reforms/6MJXSDIDYLOIROISQADSIWX3MA/
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    Stuff all from Stuff and both have the politicians views.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/129513710/auditorgeneral-raises-concerns-about-accountability-in-three-waters-plan
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    Long Term Plans, what council really follows those, and achieve what?
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    So the auditor general is trying to be helpful in making the 3 waters workable. …. hmmmm, Fail. ….
    No mention of the hippopotamus in the room.
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    Setting up a bureaucracy, to whitewash the Ormsby co-governance that will take tyrannical controls over an essential ingredient of all citizens lives, ignore the Auditors Report, or just some noisy little tweaks as per my above post on “anarcho-tyranny” where the techno-bureaucracy “the aristocratic class, full of manners, civility, goodwill, and discipline” “live the life of Riley” of no accountability.

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  3. Jacinda Arden confirms she has spoken to someone that has been “ram raided” many times .
    It’s good to see she’s still on speaking terms with Jethros nanny ,I wonder if he confirmed exactly how many times her front door was ram raided ??

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    • I know it is early and all that but I have to give the award for the best post of the day already. That’s a cracker rev. I do doubt that the dear leader has spoken with anyone who owns a store and who has suffered from Ram Raiding. I am fairly certain that she does not speak to anyone that is not on the fully paid up liarbor list of teachers and woke kens and Karens and they would never own a store they would rather the government paid them…..
      It’s not raining yet so have a good day everyone. and FJA

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  4. The Epoch Times

    August 3, 2022 CounterpunchViews 15.9K
    World Economic Forum ‘Deepens Relationship’ With the CCP
    Trevor Loudon

    The globalist agenda and the push for global governance is now in the spotlight with World Economic Forum policies under scrutiny. However, what many people don’t know is that globalism and communism are actually two sides of the same coin, which is why the World Economic Forum has been furthering its relationship with the Chinese regime.

    Trevor Loudon exposes the ties between the World Economic Forum and the Chinese Communist Party.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/world-economic-forum-deepens-relationship-with-the-ccp_4636873.html?utm_source=uschinanoe&utm_campaign=uschina-2022-08-08&utm_medium=email&est=543bqT%2Fvo3%2Fl7Y%2BlAJZAc5QxgDlrBCNvm%2BDw7ZFAXh1vfvW0o8pPcmGbH%2BXZvFI%3D

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    • Aren’t communists international socialists (which is why they hate national socialists so much).
      Isn’t the communists’ favorite song called “The Internationale”?

      (Are we seeing a pattern yet?)

      It is logical for the globalists and the communists to share common goals and to enter into a symbiotic relationship.

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      • Correct, though the distinction between national socialists (Nazis) and international socialists (globalists) is often difficult to pin down. Ardern is both as she uses a nazi style for ruling us and aspires to be the dictator of the world.

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        • I think the distinctions of Left and Right are no longer relevant. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re thrown into a gulag or a concentration camp; the result is the same. Which is why Arden behaves as both a fascist and a communist depending on what mood takes her.

          The true distinction now is Authoritarianism vs Liberty and if you look at life and politics through that lens things become a lot clearer.

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      • I can understand the Horrid going full retard as per her majesty’s instruction but the desperation is really starting to show. The only problem I have with the whole thing is the ACT candidate Cameron Luxton having a whine about it on the news this morning. The bloke is a total bell end who needs to learn when to shut up. Seymour should shoot him before he costs any more votes.

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    • So I don’t know how Labour think there going to make hay out of this, with a speaker is a full-on bully, who ruined a man’s life by publically, incorretly accusing him of being a rapist, and physically assaulted another MP.
      Meka Fightery who had a habit of pushing her staff around, drunken sexual assualts at youth camps (we never did learn who supplied the underage drinkers with alcohol, but no points for guessing), and plenty of other deviant behaviour in the ranks.

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    • A 5th former, last night of the year, and seemed to have only clipped the wings of only one third former with 2 others, for some reason?

      Just call it old fashion “utu” and that was served as part of the great cultural practices found in ,Tīkanga Māori.
      Apologies were put and were accepted.

      Ancient history, and in the meantime, how many toddlers were killed in the past 22 years in the supposed safety of their home, with in reach of their parents?

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      • Gosh Alice I wonder what that could possibly be? No one would ever admit that it is the jab their lives depend on it as they have insisted so many throughout the world took it. Some chose and lots were forced into it. I wonder when there will be a final reaction and all these criminals will be tried for their money making skills the FUCKERS

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  5. THE DIFFERENCE IF YOU MARRY A SCOTTISH GIRL

    Three friends married women from different parts of the world…..

    The first man married a Greek girl. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away…..

    The second man married a Thai girl. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn’t see any results but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table…..

    The third man married a girl from Scotland . He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. The first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything either but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher, although he still has some difficulty when he urinates.

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  6. Is Mahuta an idiot or is she just plain ignorant and dumb?

    “Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta barely discussed the tensions over Taiwan when she met her Chinese counterpart last week, as Beijing issued stern warnings and conducted live-fire exercises around the island.”

    Then the ignorant Foreign Minister says:

    “As long as the Chinese do their exercises, and then go back to port and nobody gets hurt, then I think the whole thing will blow over for the time being.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/129512023/nanaia-mahuta-and-chinas-wang-yi-didnt-discuss-specifics-of-taiwan-tensions

    Is this slug not the most dumb and thick Foreign Minister this country has seen. McCully was low bar, but this incoherent fool seems to have no understanding of the world outside her wallet.

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  7. Kea will be along wetting his tail feathers shortly.
    House values drop below $1 million average: What’s going on in your area?

    New Zealand’s average house values have dropped 4.9 per cent in the latest quarter and dipped below $1 million for the first time in nearly a year.

    The QV House Price Index for last month showed the extent of the housing market correction and decreases in values were shown throughout many areas, although an expert doesn’t foresee a lot more mortgagee sales.

    Rising interest rates, credit constraints and inflationary pressures caused the drop below $1m for the first time since last September.
    The average home decreased in value by 4.9 per cent nationally in the three-month period to the end of July.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/house-values-drop-below-1-million-average-whats-going-on-in-your-area/QNFG5MUU3AH6OEZBGSC7IXXKLM/

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  8. Trusts are getting a good looking over and not before time. They are a rort and given the pretence they might hide your assets from creditors they are next to a waste of time for many. They have been Income shelters for a long time.

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    • Very good Viking, really pleased that I do not fit in the category and can still walk tall. Every time I see a death now I question why. In the Gateway Pundit this morning a 48 y.o Judge is found dead at the bottom of a lake after going swimming by himself during a family holiday – a 31 y.o. British actor died suddenly while on holiday in California. “According to his mother’s statement to the BBC, her son was born with a heart condition that “reared its ugly head” in recent months.”
      FJA

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  9. A Marine boarded a train on his way home from deployment…
    The train was quite crowded, and the Marine walked the entire length looking for a seat.
    There seemed to be one next to a well-dressed middle-aged French woman, but when he got there he saw it was taken by the woman’s poodle. The war-weary Marine asked, “Ma’am, may I have that seat?”
    The French woman sniffed and said to no one in particular, “Americans are so rude.. My little Fifi is using that seat..”
    The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat available was under that dog. “Please, Ma’am. May I sit down? I’m very tired.”
    She snorted, “Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!” This time the Marine didn’t say a word; he just picked up the little dog, tossed it out the train window and sat down.
    The woman shrieked, “Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in his place!”
    An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up.
    “Sir, you Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your autos on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out the window.”👀😂

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  10. There is nothing worse than a Doctor’s Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients.
    I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.
    A 65-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.
    The Receptionist said, ‘Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?’
    ‘There’s something wrong with my dick’, he replied.
    The receptionist became irritated and said, ‘You shouldn’t come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. ‘
    ‘Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,’ he said.
    The Receptionist replied; ‘Now you’ve caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.’
    The man replied, ‘You shouldn’t ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone. The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.
    The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, ‘Yes??’
    ‘There’s something wrong with my ear,’ he stated.
    The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.. ‘And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?’
    ‘I can’t piss out of it,’ he replied.

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  11. From the National Party conference last weekend.
    Richard Harman reports National and Luxon made it clear in the weekend that the party was prioritising the need for diversity in the party.
    “A clear message seems to be circulating through the party ranks that more diversity is wanted and there was a notable number of Indians, Chinese, Pasifika and even Maori at the conference.”

    I love the way he says ‘even Maori’

    Sounds like they are on track like the other left wing parties.///

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  12. We know that “Maori” is a Western construct invented by non-Maori.
    I assume that a Maori would see themselves as a member of an iwi.

    If you self-identify as “Maori” but you don’t know your iwi (or the iwi does not recognize you as a member), then are you really Maori?
    What form would legal identification as a member of an iwi take?
    – The opinion of an iwi elder?
    – Some legal document notarized by the iwi elders?
    – Some government registry document?

    What fraction of membership in an iwi exists?
    If one of your grandparents was Tainui and a great grandparent was Ngapui, would you be 25% Tainui and 12.5% Ngapui?
    Can you be a member of more than one iwi?
    Does your majority iwi concentration decide your membership? (Tainui, in this case.)
    Can you renounce one iwi to join another?
    Is your membership in the iwi no 100% or is it forevermore equal to the fraction in your blood?

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    • I’ll have a crack at some of them:

      Essentially Maoridom is confirmed (or denied) by the Iwi concerned. They will provide written certification allowing preferred enrolment at universities etc.

      It is up to the individual to produce evidence that he/she can trace ancestry to a particular Iwi. There’s no shortage of prospective applicants requesting birth certificates while researching libraries & genealogy facilities.

      Inter -tribal marriages were common in pre European times for the usual reasons…….eg. conquest, cementing pacts. Whakapapa involving multiple tribes would be fairly commonplace.

      An informative article here: https://teara.govt.nz/en/whakapapa-genealogy

      The definition of a Maori is someone who has a Maori ancestor. No blood percentage is normally stipulated though from memory to take part in the Ngai Tahu lolly scramble minimum requirement is 12.5% Maori blood & a whakapapa going back to an elder alive over 150 years ago.

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      • Would a 25%-pure Ngai Tahu get twice as much in a tax-payer-funded hand-out as a 12.5%-pure individual?

        “Whakapapa involving multiple tribes would be fairly commonplace.”
        This may be so, but no samurai can serve two masters, so allegiance can surely be to only one iwi (in return for 100% membership in said iwi).

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        • A Maori whakapapa, as well as being a family tree, relates to land which was communally owned by a hapu. Title meant no more than the ability to defend an area but it was the pillar Maori society was based on. Hence the poor social standing of losers in battle & slaves…….they had no land to whakapapa to.

          Though I can find no definitive information to back up my theory I see zero reason why a particular Maori couldn’t claim affiliation to more than one tribe provided that the claim would stand up in the Maori Land Court.

          Nothing is simple with Maori. The NZ public watch as various iwi make Treaty claims but it is done at Iwi level because the Crown prefers to negotiate with fewer & larger groups. Maori, generally would prefer to settle as hapu who originally managed their own “rohe” which was a localised area of influence. Just in case that is too easy to get your head around a hapu could fall under the mandate of two or more iwi.

          But no discussion of Treaty outcomes can advance without the realisation that only those Maori who resisted the migration to the cities largely during the 50s & 60s will ever benefit from settlements. Those who stayed on the land & watched the gorse grow were privy to the historical knowledge required for a claim to succeed. Many were the elders of today & are the BMW kaumatua who lord it over all & sundry. aka the Maori Elite.

          An acquaintance of verifiable Ngai Tahu ancestry remarked about ten years after the 1992 Fisheries Settlement that he hadn’t seen a snapper head or a packet of fish fingers from the payout. I have my suspicions that he’ll still be waiting.

          Hence the answer to your query “Would a 25%-pure Ngai Tahu get twice as much in a tax-payer-funded hand-out as a 12.5%-pure individual” would be theoretical at best.

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        • So was H DPA tonight reducing Willy Jackson to incoherence.
          Eg a Classic :Willi was saying the NZ er of the yearTipene O Regan supported the recent legislation ensconcing two Ngai Tahu seats into Ecan.
          HDPA replied Tipene( Steve ) O Regan was Ngai Tahu so why wouldn’t he?
          On ZB about 5.45 tonight!

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    • Wouldn’t it be great if someone questioned Ardern in that manner?
      Not going to happen as 1. Would/will/has refuse to talk to that person again?
      2. Dances around until Uncle Trevor recuses her, not that National know how to go for the jugular.

      FJA

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  13. Sigh!

    NZ staying at Orange amid ‘significant pressure on hospitals’

    New Zealand will remain in the Orange traffic light setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework as winter continues, a statement published on the Government’s Covid-19 website announced on Tuesday afternoon.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/08/09/nz-staying-at-orange-amid-significant-pressure-on-hospitals/

    All of New Zealand has been in the Orange setting since mid-April.

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    • A ward in the Waikato Hospital has found that covid is rampant this morning.
      People have been discharged from hospital, and then the test results show Covid+.
      Confirmed as 3 tests done on one patient to prove the poor double vaxxed, + boosted, flue shot patient had it.

      The hospital will not take them back in, even though they are in the transit lounge. 🙁
      If covid is so serious why do they want to discharge them to others, and I note that certain other places will not give accommodation.
      So why can not they return to the ward where on entry they were tested negative, and now test positive.
      Return them back and start the quarantine, isolation protocols.

      Why do the hospitals now want to inflict their great Ardern-sque “kindness” on family & supporters?

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    • If its hospitals that are determining the orange setting then ffs we’re going to be orange until we get a better govt to fix the healthcare mess this lot has seemed to make a hell of alot worse.

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  14. Another jabby death

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2022/08/children-forced-to-sit-next-to-dead-mother-s-body-for-eight-hours-after-she-died-suddenly-on-flight.html
    Two children were left traumatised after being forced to sit next to the body of their mother who suddenly died in her sleep during a flight for the remaining eight hours of the trip.

    On Friday, Helen Rhodes, her husband Simon and their son and daughter were moving back home to the UK after living in Hong Kong for 15 years.

    However, a few hours into the flight Helen was found unresponsive and despite all efforts, she was unable to be resuscitated.

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    • One way to bring the massive corporations down a little is to attack their patent privledge. Once adults get back in charge, we should cancelling these bullies monopoly patents. Would work in most industries to bring them to heel, particularly the dodgy drug companies.

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  15. He did not stand with him when Uffindell emerged to speak to the media: Uffindell came out with only the party’s whip, Chris Penk, who stood silent throughout.

    But Luxon is a Christian: “I believe in giving people a second chance and forgiveness,” he said at one point.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/claire-trevett-a-blind-sided-christopher-luxon-chucks-sam-uffindell-to-the-wolves-to-save-him/3EAHYGANNNZCGKNHOOPVRZMW64/

    Luxon just another woke coward , never a leader to be. Just like Key.

    Never had the balls to stand up and say he was just another kid at the time and look what he is now.
    Useless the Nats are. couldn’t find a leader if they tried.

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    • Presumably he was a boarder at Kings. School kids are seldom kind or rational. They’re learning the skills & building the social tools that will make or break them early on in their working lives. The welfare of those outside the clique they aspire to succeed in don’t necessarily count for much.

      Public schools can be a harsh environment for kids but boarding magnifies the pressure tenfold or more. There is no escape to Mummy & Daddy at 3.30pm. For some their lives are reduced to a fight for survival 24/7. Physical strength will help but the weediest can hone their personalities & come out on top. Attitude is everything.

      Bullying is endemic in such institutions. I don’t know Uffindell but I would hesitate to condemn whatever he did.

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  16. The Government has repealed the contentious three-strikes law, and in doing so achieved for Labour a campaign promise stemming back to 2017.

    But Opposition MPs have railed against the move, especially in the recent context of increasing reports of violent crime.

    The Green Party meanwhile says there was never any evidence of deterrence to begin with, based on overseas examples, and wants sentences under the law to be revisited.

    Three-strikes was an Act creation from 2010 when the party was in a coalition with National.

    The law meant people convicted of a third serious violent, sex or drug offence should get the maximum available sentence without parole, unless it would be “manifestly unjust”.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/three-strikes-law-gone-labour-fulfils-2017-campaign-promise-nats-and-act-rail-against-move/YOI73MBFQOCURPHDLJXJNH4E3U/

    National Party opposed the bill, justice spokesman Paul Goldsmith saying they would bring back legislation to replace it if elected.

    Goldsmith said the purpose of the law was to keep those “serious repeat offenders out of circulation for longer to keep the community safe”.

    He quoted a submission that stated after 10 years, 13,000 people had been delivered their first strike.

    “If it had no effect, it’s surprising that only 640 have had their second strike and only 21 have had their third strike.

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    • We know Labour doesn’t do hard sums…

      Looks like the 3 strikes law works by a factor of 20X between Strike 1 and Strike 2
      and a factor of 30X between Strike 2 and Strike 3.

      Clearly Strike 1 and Strike 2 crims are many times brighter than Labour MPs.

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  17. Fabulous. So they want to make you pay more for a speeding fine if you’re on a higher income. So will you get longer prison sentences too?

    “There is speculation there would be more use of demerit points, or that the size of a fine could be linked to a person’s income.”

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    • Well thats going to be a fail and just slam paye workers. Some of the richest folk pay the least tax due to good accountants making their income appear next to nothing.

      Then it will go from letting maori drivers off fines etc to letting maori and all bene folk off… how well is this soft on crime thing working again?

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  18. Karl Dennenger…”As those of you know who read my column almost exactly one year ago I got Covid. Delta, in fact.

    All the so-called “experts” said that your IgG titer would disappear within months, and thus after three months you really ought to get jabbed.

    Bluntly: They lied.

    I ran this a few minutes ago.

    That is a quite-strong IgG titer. It has been one year, almost exactly, and that is arguably stronger in terms of IgG than what it was about 2 weeks after I recovered. At the time I also, as expected, had an IgM titer. That is obviously now gone as it should be…

    It is proof that I have IgG antibodies circulating in my blood right here, right now, today and I was infected exactly once almost precisely one year ago.

    In fact I still have a photograph of that test with a nice timestamp on it. This IgG read is stronger than the one I had two weeks post-recovery, implying that my protection was still building at that time and has not materially waned over the entire year since.”

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  19. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is asking members of the public for their views on what can be done to improve Māori businesses’ access to capital, and what it can do to help.

    The banking regulator today released a 27-page issues paper on the matter, which includes data and feedback from Māori businesses.

    The paper also details options for what can be done to make it easier for Māori businesses to access debt and equity finance, which the RBNZ characterised as a “starting point for a conversation” rather than formal policy recommendations.

    One of these “potential pathways” includes creating goals for Māori access to capital and requiring banks and other lenders to report back on their progress achieving these.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/reserve-bank-consults-on-how-to-make-it-easier-for-maori-businesses-to-access-capital/LKQDDZPKYFGAZ3ZD4ZI3O5YR7I/

    All the same old tired excuses trotted out.

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  20. Defence minister stranded in Solomon Islands as Hercules breaks down
    Torika Tokalau10:28, Aug 09 2022

    Defence Minister Peeni Henare and a 30-member Kiwi delegation are stranded in the Solomon Islands after a military plane which was supposed to fly them back to New Zealand broke down in Vanuatu.

    The minister led a delegation to Honiara for the 80th anniversary commemorations of the Guadalcanal battle.

    Henare flew to the Solomon Islands on the C-130 Hercules on Saturday, with secretary of defence Andrew Bridgman, Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour, Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata, members of the defence force and senior officials.

    Members of New Zealand’s media were also a part of the delegation.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/129518918/defence-minister-stranded-in-solomon-islands-as-hercules-breaks-down

    Looks like the air horse no.2 is not better than the other one.
    either that or the aircrew needed another day in the warm.

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  21. There was no scientific basis for Canada’s discriminatory, offensive vaccine passport system that helped launch massive countrywide protests.

    Among many issues, the report details that no one in the “COVID Recovery unit,” which was responsible for enacting the policy, had any training in epidemiology or public health, instead, the director-general has a degree in literature:

    “No one in the COVID Recovery unit, including Jennifer Little, the director-general, had any formal education in epidemiology, medicine or public health.

    “Little, who has an undergraduate degree in literature from the University of Toronto, testified that there were 20 people in the unit. When Presvelos asked her whether anyone in the unit had any professional experience in public health, she said there was one person, Monique St.-Laurent. According to St.-Laurent’s LinkedIn profile, she appears to be a civil servant who briefly worked for the Public Health Agency of Canada. St.-Laurent is not a doctor, Little said. (Reached on the phone, St.-Laurent confirmed that she was a member of COVID Recovery. She referred other questions to a government spokesperson.)”

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  22. https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/129499475/leopard-seal-researcher-very-disappointed-in-department-of-conservation

    “However, DoC Southland operations manager John McCarroll said its legal obligation was to its treaty partner first and foremost”

    Not that i really give a hoot that the other outfit missed out on getting the seal but reading “obligation to its treaty partner first and foremost” just makes me wonder how much the bros cost us and wtf do they do with a dead seal?

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