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  1. The labour party believes an independent investigation is needed to prove that bullying doesn’t exist in their caucus ,they are negotiating with Trevor Mallard to lead that investigation as he is seen as a person without bias in these matters,don’t snigger, in 2022 NZ Ardern politics it could actually happen.

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  2. From the Herald
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/aucklander-jonathan-brownlee-owns-51-properties-by-the-age-of-26/UP7WZQFXEF3EYJNIOG5ONB24BM/

    “That took the number of properties he owns to 51. He now owes $11m to the banks but has $9m in equity – the theoretical amount he would earn if he sold all his properties tomorrow.”

    Let’s see. Equity of $9M (the theoretical amount he would earn if he sold all his properties tomorrow) but debt of $11M. Let’s see if I understand this: if he cashed up (somehow), he would still be $2M in debt?

    Have I read this incorrectly?

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    • No. That is what would be left after repaying the mortgages.

      However I did a few sums.
      11 mil of finance at say 5% is 550k a year in interest plus some of that loan would require a principle payment unless he was lucky enough to get interest only which these days doesn’t appear to be available anymore and was never available for more than 3 years unless you refinanced at another bank.
      so given hi income if stated correctly t about 1 mill and that he spends 100k a years on repairs and then insurance and property managers fees I don’t see a lot of surplus floating around.
      The next elephant in the room is that that interest is rapidly becoming non-deductable.
      No wonder he is off to Aussie where the business space is much more friendly.

      But we don’t know all the info and we don’t know what other income he has so we will wait and see.

      As a matter of interest some weeks ago I said the the Williams building outfit from Chch is dogdy. They are having trouble selling their stuff in Tauranga and information that I was told on Fridy is that they have a problem.

      People in Tauranga don’t want to buy Housing NZ type rabbit hutches it seems and the last lot that built a big bunch like that at Bayfair and sold them have created a monster slum where drugs and so on are rife.
      Lots empty because of the reputation now. Barely 5 years old.

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    • 20m invested with a 1m gross return. So less return than a term deposit at current rates. A shit investment for financial illiterates.

      The only reason this pays is by Party interference in the market. The Party issues debt to create capital gains and the Party creates regulatory hurdles to prevent competition and keep prices up.

      I have nothing against landlords and think property, in a free market, is an unspectacular, but stable, performer.

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      • Nah kea he hasnt invested 20mil, most of its the money hes rented from the bank so hes invested 9mil at most but even then the bulk of that is likely due to capital gains.

        I havent read the link do dont know if it says when he started out but if he started say 10yrs ago hes likely only ever invested a couple of million max of his own funds over that time, the rest just selling and reinvesting capital gains.
        Even if he invested 5mil of his own money then 1mil is a 20% return, likely hes making a 30-40% return even after paying the banks his rent on the money borrowed.

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  3. I have ventured beyond the Telegraph paywall to bring you this.

    On August 13, 2021, two days before Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau called a federal election, his government made a major announcement that “as early as at the end of September” federal government employees would be subject to a vaccine mandate. Further: “no later than the end of October” a vaccine mandate for travellers would also be implemented.

    The prime minister’s tough position in the fall of 2021 was a far cry from what he said in March 2021, when Trudeau asserted that every Canadian who wanted to be vaccinated would have a dose available by the fall, implying that it would be voluntary – at a time when Canada was struggling to procure enough vaccine doses and was lagging far behind the UK, US, and other major Western countries in its vaccination campaign.

    The vaccine mandate proposal was to become a cornerstone of Trudeau’s re-election bid. Speaking in a suburb of Toronto, home to Canada’s largest, and one of the world’s busiest airports, the prime minister reiterated his government’s intention – presumably if re-elected – to impose vaccine mandates on all sectors under the federal government’s control, which boils down to federal employees and travel.

    Trudeau always maintained his government’s Covid policies were based on the science and the latest evidence. Yet, his shifting rhetoric, before and after his election call, tells a different tale. Thanks to a civil lawsuit against the travel mandate by two British immigrants, we’ve now seen inside the guts of part of Trudeau’s Covid machinery, and it’s become abundantly clear that it has little if anything to do with science and everything to do with politics.

    From recently released court documents, which I broke in a story for Bari Weiss’s Common Sense, show us senior government bureaucrats scrambling to find a scientific rationale for the travel mandate mere days before it was due to come into force. We’ve had the opportunity to see into the inner workings of Trudeau’s vaccine machinery thanks to two British immigrants, Shaun Rickard and Karl Harrison, who filed a civil suit against the Trudeau government in the Federal Court. Thanks to their efforts, and that of their attorney, Sam Presvelos, the affidavits, testimonies, and cross-examination of key government witnesses are now in the public domain.

    These documents clearly show us that the bureaucrat charged with holding the pen, under repeated cross-examination, refused to go into details on who ordered the mandate, citing, “Cabinet confidentiality”. Exactly why the rationale for a public health mandate should be so confidential raises the disturbing possibility that there really was no rationale at all. It’s evident that a political decision was taken by Trudeau and his cabinet to go ahead with the mandates, and the hapless bureaucrats were charged with coming up with some rationale, any credible rationale after the fact.

    As it happens, the bureaucrat in charge of crafting one of the world’s “strongest vaccination mandates in the world”, according to the bureaucrat herself and Trudeau, has an undergraduate degree in English literature and self-evidently didn’t have the scientific knowledge to take a call. Neither were there any doctors, epidemiologists and scientists on her team, a secretive panel whose membership is nowhere published, and which rates a passing mention on the government’s website.

    The federal government’s vaccine mandates were only the icing on the cake on top of provincial vaccine mandates, masking and distancing requirements, and some of the harshest lockdowns in the Western world. Under Canada’s federal system, these fall under provincial jurisdiction, although they certainly had the moral support of Trudeau’s federal government. Canadians, especially the unvaccinated, were virtually prisoners in their own homes and in their own country. Except, of course, unvaccinated Ukrainians, who were allowed to enter Canada after the war started, even when unvaccinated Canadians were barred from travel. Perhaps, if they tried hard enough, someone could come up with a “scientific” rationale for this as well. They might also need to work a bit to find a scientific basis for why, if the vaccine mandate was necessary, it wasn’t imposed before the election, but afterwards.

    The five million or so unvaccinated Canadians were, ultimately, pawns in a political chess game. Trudeau cleverly latched onto vaccination, and government mandates flowing from them, as a potent wedge issue in the lead up to the fall 2021 snap election he called. He was hoping to win his Liberal government a majority, which was languishing in a minority position in the House of Commons, having squandered a previous majority thanks to public disgust at corruption and cronyism scams in his government.

    As it happened, Trudeau’s gambit didn’t pay off, and his Liberals returned, again, with a minority — although, given the quirks of Canada’s Westminster system, the Conservatives, two elections in a row, won the popular vote, but lost the election. Trudeau now clings on to power in an alliance with the Socialist New Democratic Party and likely won’t face the voters again until 2025.

    The tale of Trudeau’s vaccine mandates has ramifications far outside Canada. The world over, governments have invoked draconian powers, heretofore only used in wartime, to control and regulate their people and curtain fundamental individual liberties, such as the right to gather or the right to mobility. Everywhere, people are told by their governments, much as Trudeau told Canadians, we’re so sorry, we hate to restrict your freedoms, but we’re just following the science and the evidence. We know, in the case of Canada’s travel mandate, that this is simply false. In the Canadian case, Trudeau’s ministers have made it clear that the suspended mandates could come back, as, indeed, could Covid-based restrictions the world over.

    Thanks to two British immigrants, we now know how the Covid policy sausage is made in Canada, and it isn’t pretty.

    Rupa Subramanya is a columnist with the National Post in Canada
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/12/tyranny-justin-trudeau-has-finally-exposed-two-brits-no-less/

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    • Chairman of Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa (Medical Council of New Zealand) Dr Curtis Walker​ said the council welcomed the judge’s comments that there was indisputable evidence that those who were not vaccinated were more likely to spread Covid-19.

      He said in both cases, the Medical Council would carefully consider the next steps and what would be required to protect the health and safety of the public.

      Investigations that could lead to disciplinary tribunal hearings were still underway.

      Just perhaps the Judge should ask for real evidence from around the world as well as our own, for the evidence contradicts the judges biased assertions.
      What the matter with these people. Do they not read or research outside of their snotty little office.

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      • “Chairman of Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa (Medical Council of New Zealand) Dr Curtis Walker​ said the council welcomed the judge’s comments that there was indisputable evidence that those who were not vaccinated were more likely to spread Covid-19.”

        Show us the evidence !!!! There is heaps of evidence to show that the jabs do not stop you contracting the virus nor does it stop transmission. Just look at the data for NZ in recent months you idiots !!!

        The NZ judiciary is getting just as politicised as that in the US.

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  4. Mrs. Jones goes to the doctor for a full medical.
After an hour or so, the doctor looks at Mrs. Jones and says the following: “Mrs. Jones, overall, you are very healthy for a 45 year old. There is however, only one problem. You are 40 pounds overweight and bordering on obese. I would strongly suggest that you diet now to save any complications in later years.
    ”
She looks sternly at him and says, “I demand a second opinion”.

    “OK” he says, “you’re frickin ugly too!”

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  5. Some interesting rumours doing the rounds on FB re Labour’s Parliamentary Whips!
    Grab your popcorn team- It seems a few skeletons hidden in closets are being rattled…
    Serves them bloody right after the attacks on Uffindell re something he allegedly did in the 90s..
    Karma is a bitch.

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      • If Upindoll had any guts at all he would have told Nude Nut and the National Party to get fucked and he would have joined Matt King and thrown his support behind DemocracyNZ.

        With a sitting MP in the house Matt King would have a real platform to get his policy across up until the next election. But will this happen? Fat chance.

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        • Upindoll from what I have seen. Had that same DLs sad face on mumbling and groveling to the point
          I thought he was going to shed tears. A fail for me. Hard times create hard men. Something he must of
          lacked to date. Not even a rebuttal about the culture of the then times or his age at the time. When I was at secondary school we had our bullies but due to my size and fitness I was exempt except for one occasion when the two head bullies decided they had strength in numbers. The first one went down with my foot between his legs and the other had his fore and middle fingers bent up his back while I quietly explained to him that if they wanted to carry on in the middle of the packed school grounds their reputation would surely be tarnished. My one and only run in I’m pleased to say. Does look like it has back fired on labour though.

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  6. Old man Murphy had worked down at the Guinness Brewery for years, but one day, he just wasn’t paying attention and he tripped on the walkway and fell over into the beer vat and drowned.
    The foreman thought it should be his job to inform the widow Murphy of her old man’s death. He showed up at the front door and rang the bell.
    When she came to the door, he said, “I’m sorry to tell you, but poor old Murphy passed away at work today when he fell into the Guinness vat and drowned. “She wept and covered her face with her apron and after a time, between sobs, she asked, “Tell me, did he suffer much..?”
    “I don’t think so,” said the foreman: “He got out three times to go to the Bathroom !!!!”.

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  7. When we wake up in the morning youse will be crying in your cornflakes.
    The all blacks will have lost again, value down a shit load.
    Rugby board jumping off tall buildings, Yee Haw!!!
    by the end of South African tour Silverlake will be paid to take them off ya hands!

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  8. Why can’t NZ have a clever comedian who takes the piss out of our parliamentarians? Oh that’s right, all our comedians are troughing bought lefty luuvies and none of them are funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_ZkRMNR8vI
    Gutfeld: Sorry, did I say ‘raid’?

    ‘Gutfeld!’ panelists react to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s press conference addressing the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and the media falling in line against calling it a ‘raid.’

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  9. Today we are having one of the lowest tides of the year, it’s point 3 of a metre above datum which is real low. To celebrate I’m off to power station beach in Ruakaka to deal to the tuatua population without getting my nether regions wet. All going well I’ll let them spin over night and it will be tuatua fritters after tomorrow’s race. Will report back later.

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  10. Luxon is a “Grade A” Arsehole. He supported Uffendell after the selection process and Uffendell was good enough then.
    Luxon supported Uffendell during his Election Campaign and not once did Luxon say, this Candidate was not up to scratch as we needed more “Diversity”.

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    Shown a photograph of the four candidates who vied for the Tauranga candidacy which Uffindell won, Luxon said: “The reality is we need a lot more diversity in the National Party. The reality is we didn’t get the diversity we wanted.
    Unquote

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/national-leader-chris-luxon-says-current-mps-will-have-to-go-through-new-screening-process-and-that-he-went-first/KJ7HS2W7BXNOJPS7YTQ6YAIX44/

    Well Luxon, fuck your “Diversity”. I want the best possible candidate for my electorate, not some latent dwarf arse bandit who does not know whether he has a dick or not, has a limp wrist and has 1/32 Jigaboo in him and wants to work for “His People”.

    If having “Diversity” in the National Party is Luxon’s priority and not having a person with the absolute best credentials, vision, work ethic and goals for the country, then again to Luxon, you have lost me long time, as a National voter.

    But if “Diversity” is so important to Luxon and and the National Party. Why does Luxon not resign and let someone with more “Diversity” take his place. That would help the National Party meet it’s “Diversity” goals.

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    • “Diversity” is supported by people who want equality of outcomes.
      Of all a person’s qualities and characteristics, why focus on skin color or sex.
      What about performance and aptitude?

      How can skin color or sex* make you better at doing your job?

      *Assuming that this is not a DDD job (dirty, demanding and dangerous).

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  11. Its good to see bene bludgers that have a real good side hustle…
    Went to collect a purchase today, advertised on the roadside type thing.
    Anyways turns out the guys a sickness bene “too ill to work” (a real fucking fat lardarse) and hes got onto a good deal where he buys said item cheap, does a 4 hr round trip to get a big trailer load of them then sells em on with a hefty markup that still undercuts same item on trademe.
    Anyways i dont have any probs with folk that do this but it real farks me off when he bragged about being on the bene but before 11am this morn had already made well over a grand cash with another 5-600 bux of sales to collect in the arvo.
    Rekons he profits 3-3.5k per week which i think is quite believable with what he sells yet for some reason the govt think this poor chap with no way to work or make an income needs to be handed another few hundred bux a week of taxpayers money!
    Really grinds my gears this sorta shit.

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    • Once upon a time these people were potted. IAASB what was the item? You have given me an idea for a business plan, I believe there is a bit of no interest money floating around these days for new business.
      FJA

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      • Just boring old 1000L ibc pods.
        Quite high demand down here esp this time of year as great for excess calf milk etc. My workmate lives just down the street from him and said he gets more traffic then the mongrel mob pad so business must be booming.

        Im not one for being a nark, i have no probs with folk doing under the table deals and dodging taxman but to do that aswell as rippoff the bene just pisses me right off plus he proves hes capable of generating an income and not in need of the bene.

        The guy seemed quite genuine and not exagerating and said hes sold almost 2000 of them in the past 1½ years, thats over a quarter million in turnover!

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        • over the past 20 years, I’ve sent thousands of those down to the South Island. As it was too expensive to get them back, I would send all the crappy rusted ones down there. What the clients did with them once empty was not my concern.

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          • Theyre pretty handy things i use em for all sorts of things, these ones are food grade ones and only had single use from whatever country they came from and look brand spanking new not a ding or rust spot on em.
            The clever bene bro got down on an importer who was struggling to get rid of them in the city. Trademe and most others selling them at 250bux a pop now but this chap was undercutting quite alot and is very popular.

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    • Viking I saw that video about a week ago. Quite frankly the Australians need to harden up. They are too polite. A wooden heap of junk doing 7 knots outrunning an Australian Coastal Patrol vessel is pathetic and weak.

      Ram the pricks and pick the survivors up and throw them in the Clink for a while. Problem will soon go away.

      As for the weak, weasel of Minister of Fishers that was interviewed. What a sniveling Twat.

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  12. Hmmm. A bit of bullying at Kings. Then there’s…….

    2019: A high-up Labour Party staffer is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old party volunteer.

    2018: Labour MP Meka Whaitiri is being investigated over claims she physically assaulted a staff member in her ministerial office. The former minister pushed the woman, who had recently started as press secretary, after a heated argument.

    2000: Dover Samuels resigned as Minister of Maori Affairs pending an investigation into alleged sex crimes he had committed before he entered politics.

    What about O’Brien accused of molesting two boys (case thrown out of court), Moyle accused of homosexuality before Labour made it compulsory & Taito Philip Field’s convictions on bribery & corruption charges.

    For a party chocker with thieves, stand-over merchants & sexual deviants little wonder Labour is relying on the bought &paid for media to stir the settling ponds.

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    • You mean Cunt Cullen? I dare say they are probably real tears. Not for Cullen tho. She’s just channeling her imminent downfall. Wonder if Gayboy will stick around when she’s jobless. Or just decamp the porch for good.

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  13. Its raining in Vegas.

    The storm delivered to Las Vegas 14.7mm of rain, which is almost double its average rainfall for the entire month of August – 8.1mm.

    The city’s precipitation total for this monsoon season, which began June 15, also rose to 32.5mm – the most in a decade, according to the National Weather Service. The rainfall total could increase further before the season ends September 30.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/us-canada/300661091/las-vegas-casinos-flooding-for-second-time-in-two-weeks

    Need lots more.

    Been there twice a long time ago. First time it hadn’t rained for a couple of years but low and behold went out for walk the first day and it bloody rained.

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  14. Another casualty of progress.
    What will we do went to rot sets in here?
    Hawker Powersource to close Ooltewah plant after owner says its traditional batteries will phase out
    165 displaced workers seek other jobs as EnerSys moves to make more maintenance free batteries elsewhere

    https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2022/aug/12/hawker-powersource/574553/?fbclid=IwAR04a5wpsPDQaLOhALjBYkBIBUPCP8PMvbuKnXNsqLaNwgEcmgcz6nPeyrI

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  15. The room was full of pregnant women with their partners. The class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe and was
    telling the men how to give the necessary assurance to their partners at this stage of the pregnancy.
    She said “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier.” Just take several stops and stay on a soft surface like grass or a path.
    She looked at the men in the room, “and Gentlemen, remember, You’re in this together — It wouldn’t hurt you to go walking with her.
    The room suddenly got very quiet as the men absorbed this information.
    Then a man at the back of the room slowly raised his hand.
    “Yes, answered the Instructor.
    “I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk??
    —- This kind of sensitivity just can’t be taught..–

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  16. The Englishman’s wife steps up to the tee and, as she bends over to place her ball, a gust of wind blows her skirt up and reveals her lack of underwear. “Good God, woman! Why aren’t you wearing any undies?” her husband demanded. “Well, you don’t give me enough housekeeping money to afford any.”
    The Englishman immediately reaches into his pocket and says, “For the sake of decency, here’s £20. Go and buy yourself some underwear.”
    Next, the Irishman’s wife bends over to set her ball on the tee. Her skirt also blows up to show that she too is wearing no undies. “Blessed Virgin Mary, woman!
    You’ve no undies. Why not?” She replies, “I can’t afford any on the money you give me.” He reaches into his pocket and says, “For the sake of decency,
    here’s £10. Go and buy yourself some underwear!”
    Lastly, the Scotsman’s wife bends over. The wind also takes her skirt over her head to reveal that she, too, is naked under it. “Sweet mudder of Jesus, Aggie!
    Where the are yer drawers?” She too explains, “You dinna give me enough money ta be able ta affarrd any.”
    The Scotsman reaches into his pocket and says,
    “Well, fer the love ‘o Jesus, here’s a comb. Tidy yerself up a bit!” 🤣

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