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  1. “It has always been a problem for a society faced by a serious challenge to decide just what measures it can take and how far it can go in opposing and meeting that challenge.
    If you argue that you can only preserve your way of life by adopting certain means which negate that way of life,
    that you can only preserve democracy or free speech by limiting them,
    for example, or preserve a high standard of living by taxing and restricting it,
    or preserve liberty by regimentation,
    or moral order by Inquisition,
    then you run the risk of sacrificing exactly the things you say you are fighting for.
    You run the risk of sacrificing precisely those things that you use to justify the sacrifices in the first place, and you risk becoming so like your enemy, that the differences matter very little. “:—-
    — Eugen Weber, The Western Tradition series:—- in his lecture on The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West about 30 years ago.

    Western Tradition 14 The Fall Of Rome
    https://youtu.be/lMVpxw8ayFA?t=850
    Set to start at this quote.

    It seems to be a way to burn up the capital of being in a society, community.
    Besides the obvious, like high taxes, there was a process of sociological decay which destroyed the foundations
    Where would our allegiances then lie?

    Rome became an unsafe place. The imagined security, proved to be false.
    As the tribalist barbarians sacked Rome as it was ready for the taking.
    The messy politics of succession of Emperors, declining military power connections, & economic strangulation, high taxes.

    Who are New Zealand’s Barbarians who seem to want to deliberately tear down.
    Build back Better? ? ? Buy Teslas? Based on what?
    What agenda are they following, that supposedly leads to Utopia?

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  2. Tearing down to Reset us.
    Warning:— The last 3 seconds will really creep you out.

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec
    DO NOT SHARE THIS or it will make Klaus Schwab very upset!

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1563305023110803456
    1min 18 secs. Click on “view” to get through.

    Just a little general info on the release of this doco, next month.
    reset.tpusa.com

    Alternative way to that trailer though still seems to be through twitter & then “View”. 🙂
    It is just that hoopla lala of twitter placing a warning.
    https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-censors-tpusas-great-reset-documentary-trailer-featuring-jack-posobiec

    This seems to be to connected to a good series of tweets about WEF
    Again Beware, cameo spots of the Mad Queen.
    https://twitter.com/DeepBlueCrypto/status/1559511128614604802

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  3. An interesting article on how the UN-WEF will strangle so many parts of freedom, innovation, in so many way, that will bring about the death of liberalism.
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    … a nation’s freedom directly affects a nation’s wealth arises an even more remarkable truth:
    any nation that fails to embrace and protect human liberty will be the poorer for it.
    A country whose institutions do not respect property rights or whose customs do not value freedom will remain a barren desert for human innovation.
    In this way, nations have a great incentive to liberalize over time.
    Should they not, they quickly become financially and militarily vulnerable to more innovative and wealthier nations. ….
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    ….. The WEF’s agenda promotes radically anti-liberal programs such as the use of artificial intelligence to censor dissent, regulate free speech, and even erase ideas from the Internet. ….
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    …. WEF and its sister organizations claim to be “saving the planet,” their efforts seem primarily an ignoble design to control the planet.
    “Clean” energy, after all, is controlled energy; and the more that energy is controlled by centralized governments,
    the more completely once-free markets become centrally controlled. ….
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    …. Fear is used expertly as a torturer’s tool to convince Westerners to forsake willingly their own freedom.
    The innocent mantra whispered into their ears is simple:—-
    “Trust us, humanity, we will save you”.
    The implication, however, is far more sinister:
    For your own good, you must be made to enjoy your new chains. ….
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    Wealthy free nations are a threat to the WEF’s New World Order.
    If censorship must be embraced to control the “narrative,” then so be it.
    If citizens must be denied freedom of movement under the guise of a “health emergency,” no big deal.
    If private bank accounts must be seized to intimidate protesters, then such threats are the price for ensuring compliance.
    In this way, the WEF’s plans for a controlled economy intentionally reverse centuries of liberal progress.
    Political leaders today are dragging the West into the past. …

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/18825/great-reset-wef
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    A damm good article and they are just a few snippets, and it is rich in further points of how subjugating us is taking place.
    Many good points made in comments there too.
    These things must come to know and then considered in fight back, which is on many fronts.
    The awakening has started ! ! ! People are seeing the over-reach, and wondering WTF.

    Together, there are many of US, and really there is only a Few of Them.
    A big part is just US figuring what is happening, and awaken many more to what is going on.

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  4. Yesterday I heard ZBs news at 1pm and FFS the lead story was about that national MP bullying some school kid 22 years ago ,WTF has happened to that poor little darky that had legitimate accusations of widespread bullying in the bandy legged stick insects administration ? Pffffft, just like that he’s gone never to be seen again.

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  5. It seem the left leaning reporters are writing articles about themselves which have been published over the last few days , much of which is pretending that their job is hard and they are only exposing the truth . This shows that they are completely tone deaf and bereft of any real ability to be balanced.

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    • Wow they really don’t like Chantelle, ‘self proclaimed’ media personality apparently. Is that what you are when you are not ‘approved media‘?
      I would trust her over and above the government lackeys.

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    • oh I think the witch was behind that…her little boy Coster is only too willing to bend to her every demand….once again, totally illegal the reasons for not letting him in…..they may as well stop all people with black hair from entering the country…..I hope Avi can get a case together and show the NZ public just what is going on under the direction of the witch….

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    • Despite YouTube changing a few policies, I’m surprised they allowed that one to stay up.

      You are absolutely right Alice –it should be the lead item on the TV 1& 3 News and it should be repeated everyday for at least a week.
      ( I watched a TV program last night and the propaganda advertising pushing the jabs was on each and every ad break. The cost of that blanket advertising !?!? What a waste)

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  6. Megan Woods: ‘It’s frightening’: Climate change – the future is here, what are we going to do about it?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/megan-woods-its-frightening-climate-change-the-future-is-here-what-are-we-going-to-do-about-it/M3BTTMGGMFDP2ZJNGVRJRUU6JE/

    Labour is playing on fear again. I wish National and Act would follow the science and call this BS out.

    Dr. Patrick Moore– Carbon and Climate Catastrophe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX1z_6pvM-Q

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  7. A German guy approaches a prostitute and says, “I vish to buy sex vit you”…
    “OK” says the girl, “I’ll charge £20 an hour”…
    “Ist goot, but I must varn you, I am a little kinky”…
    “No problem,” she replies cautiously, “I can do a little kinky”… So off they go to the girl’s flat, where the German produces four large bedsprings and a duck caller. “I vant you to tie ze springs to each of your limbs”…
    The girl finds this most odd, but complies, fastening the springs to her elbows and knees…
    “Now you vill get on your hans und knees”… She duly does this, balancing on the springs…
    “You vill please blow zis vistle as I make love to you”… She find this odd, but it’s harmless, and after all the guy is paying well. The sex is fantastic…
    She is bounced all over the room by the energetic German, all the time honking on the duck caller. The climax is the most sensational that she has ever experienced and it is several minutes before she has recovered her breath to say, “That was totally amazing, where did you learn how to do that”…?
    “Ah,” says the German, “Four-sprung duck technique”…

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  8. Its amazing. Scientists are using data are challenging the need for “Dark Matter”

    “Based on this hypothesis, Maeder is now re-examining the model of the universe, pointing out that the scale invariance of the empty space is also present in the fundamental theory of electromagnetism. When Maeder carried out cosmological tests on his new model, he found that it matched the observations. He also found that the model predicts the accelerated expansion of the universe without having to factor in any particle or dark energy.

    In short, it appears that dark energy may not actually exist since the acceleration of the expansion is contained in the equations of the physics, researchers said.”

    https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/dark-matter-and-dark-energy-may-not-actually-exist-claims-new-study-by-university-of-geneva-researcher-4225347.html

    Now whats the point of this? Well real scientists use data and observations to make statements or falsify them as is happening above.

    Except Climate Scientists. Climate Science is settled, and the fact that the data and the observations do not not support the theory is irrelevant in this unique branch of science where Hollyood Stars and Politicians are the experts…..

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    • The Rockefellers, charming bunch. Amongst other atrocities, you can find their funding of the Kinsey Reports. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_Reports

      Kinsey was a homosexual who introduced an element of science and respectability to depravity. The Kinsey Reports document pedophilia, oops. The Rockefellers used this work to kick the 1960’s sexual revolution into high gear. A culture focused on depravity, is easily controlled. Kinsey tried to commit suicide by jumping off a chair with his scrotum tied to a rope. Rockefellers. Champs.

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      • Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life;– by James H. Jones

        https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/0393327248/ref=cm_cr_unknown?filterByStar=five_star&pageNumber=1

        Kinsey was into bondage and masochism.
        Going by those book reviews, you will find more than what you really wanted to know, & it seems to be true. 🙁

        Not only do the media not investigate, NZ experts but also squirrel, suppress, and well supported by the Prime Minister & Cabinet’s office seed funding giving directions to control the public over the “pandemic plans & vaxxes”.

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        • Think I’ll read some other books in my unlibrary (Umberto Eco) before tackling that one!

          Got Dostoevesky’s last novel (Brothers) half read. 1000 pages. Fyodor Karamazov has been murdered, his son been busted by the police as the culprit, bloody brass pestle found in the garden, wads of Rubles gettings spent, floozy e-girl cock-teasing them all into a maelstrom, duels, the grand inquisitor. Yes, Kinsey can wait. Cheers.

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  9. could this government fuck this up any more?

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/08/nurses-plan-to-leave-new-zealand-over-residency-rules.html

    Frustrated New Zealand-trained migrant nurses are planning to leave the country because they cannot find an immediate path to residency, just as the government tries to entice foreigners to fill thousands of jobs in hospitals, aged care and clinics.

    Recent graduates working in aged care in Tauranga say they are being forced to abandon their dream home because of an immigration policy that means they must wait another two years for residency.

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  10. Vacinating doctors was critical to fighting covid. Except that dead doctors can’t do diddly squat……

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/over-30-deaths-of-young-healthy-canadian?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    As you can see from the CMA death notices, that rate of death for young doctors is pretty much non-existent. So there must be something that all these doctors had in common that killed them. It would have to be particularly deadly to kill these young healthy doctors. The time of death is strongly correlated with the vaccine shot. It appears that all the people who died young were vaccinated recently. Hmmm….

    I wonder what that could be? The Canadian health authorities are stumped.

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  11. A husband and wife were in a bar one night and the wife says
    “you see that really drunk bloke who’s just fallen over coming out of the toilet?”
    “Yes I noticed him earlier when he was struggling to stand at the bar” replied the husband.
    ”15 years ago he actually proposed to me and I turned him down” said his wife.
    “15 years ago? That’s one hell of a celebration” said the husband!!

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    • Not the first British warship called PoW to have a less than satisfactory debut.
      History for anyone interested.
      Namesake HMS Prince of Wales was part of the battle of Denmark strait along with HMS Hood.
      Apparently the POW had trouble then with her guns and had to disengage,
      Hood was not so fortunate.
      That Prince of Wales only lasted till December 1941,She and the Repulse were sunk by Japanese. aircraft.near Singapore.
      For ithose interested the Prince of Wales was one of five battleships of the King George V class.
      Not a fortunate ship., she was also damaged by German bombs prior to work up.

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  12. And these guys are obviously commenting on a war in a different universe….

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/28/putin-is-trapped-and-desperate-will-his-friends-in-the-west-rescue-him-russia-ukraine

    The rest of the internet suggests that Russia will have a decisive victory soon. And in recent weeks, Ukraine has not moved the Russians back one inch, anywhere. Ritter’s analysis is very eye-opening, and maybe some one at this rag should read his stuff.

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  13. Read the stories here. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/commentisfree

    Looks like the UK is going back to the Dark Ages…..

    “We live on cereal and soup, I ration washing my hair – what else can I give up to survive?”

    “These are energy bills many Britons simply can’t afford. Some will pay with their lives”

    “Fridges are expensive. This winter I may have to finally turn mine off”

    “I’m eating cold rice pudding so as not to use the microwave. But will it make a dent in the bills?”

    Maybe they can borrow Ardern and Robbo to fix their economy and power issues….

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  14. Stupid boy done a not so stupid thing today and said fuck it and taken a day off work 🙂
    Currently im sitting on the far shore of lake manapouri chilling out watching my 7yr old son learning to cast his fishing rod, spent the morning trolling and got a couple of nice trout for tea.

    That work thing is over rated, i can see why ppl work the system and rape the dole so they can spend their lives chilling out. Good thing i have a concience and couldnt be a bludger as i could spent most of my days in our beautiful backcountry if life allowed it.
    Have a great day all you stupid boys and girls 🙂

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    • sobering reading/watching. However, we did try to warn people, but we were nuts, conspiracy theorists, the unvaxed “untermensch”. I do believe that we, the unvaxed, will have the last laugh, ( once all the fumerals are over)…..

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    • Gene Gillis
      1 hour ago
      I have three friends who died after receiving their second “preventative injection”. One died in his sleep the same night he received his second shot; one died two days after his second injection; and, the third within a week of receiving the second injection. They were all in their early seventies but appeared to be in good health and had experienced no known symptoms prior to have their shots.

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  15. Man in Dunedin with a false leg, parallel parking reckons his foot slipped,
    Because it was wet. Crashed into car behind, then into the one in front!
    Take his bloody license of him, he’s a danger to himself and everybody else!
    In either a manual or auto you have to make a conscious decision to change gear at minimum.
    Wanker must be a labour voter!

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    • All on a police to police basis.
      Politically as far as it goes, will be on the Police Minister’s lap.
      Now which opposition party will raise this ? ? ? After all they did not come out to meet & greet the protesters to keep their fingers clean..

      Showing the interesting letter, the documentation of “Interpol Wellington” making inquiry about Avi, & Rushan to “Interpol Canberra” that you can read.

      https://thebfd.co.nz/2022/08/29/leaked-police-begging-interpol-for-intel-on-avi-yemini/
      Comments have lit up, to over 190 now, all this morning.. 🙂

      Yet the ram raids are continuing, shootings, home invasions. and now the beginnings of car hi-jacking, and the continuation of shop-lifting with trolley accessories.

      BFD has put up another post, in the time I have written this has gone from 0 to over 20 comments.
      https://thebfd.co.nz/2022/08/29/rebel-news-reacts/

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      • I watched Chantelle Baker’s livestream of the recent Wellington protest. She was named by the Wellington police in their email to Interpol as a contact of Rebel News Avi and Rukshan. Odd then when Chantelle stated on camera that “There’s Rukshan, he’s come over from Australia” within his hearing that Rukshan obviously had no idea who Chantelle was and moved on without acknowledging her.

        The comment Avi about being a “Jewish Nazi” was sarcasm (satire) back at a random enquiry on the street about who he was.

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      • Police Commissioner Coster saying that policing should be by consent, but simply decide, they can control others, just because they do not like them, based on journalists?

        Again New Zealand authorities aligning with “repressive regimes” in our “sociological decay” 🙁

        … Better scrutiny of Interpol notices from repressive regimes is a clarion call repeated often.
        Time and again Interpol shrugs and looks away.
        Many states blindly trust its filters and so are inclined to take the notices at face value.
        It can take lawyers months to show the political motivations even to sympathetic jurisdictions.

        https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=34bc2f03-3222-406b-8c64-6dffc05a2817

        I wonder if the police were pushed by Rebecca Kitteridge, Director of the SIS by direct Ardern-ical concerns?

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        • I’ve never understood “policing by consent”. Is this a thing? I must be missing something, because if you can police by consent, you would need no police. Because nobody who requires policing is going to consent to it. Which does of course explain the predicament the country is in.

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          • Agreed Saggy.
            Law is the law, simply to be policed.

            ….. The Peelian principles summarize the ideas that Sir Robert Peel developed to define an ethical police force.
            The approach expressed in these principles is commonly known as policing by consent. ……

            ….. 5. ~ To seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, ….
            https://police.uw.edu/faqs/the-peelian-principles/

            The big problem is that the politicians through legislation, stripped the power of the “good citizen” who accepted that in exchange for the police to be even more powerful with more controls.

            Now the Police seeking more power & controls, are enforcing “political motivations” just as Interpol is being seen to be politically corrupt.
            The politicians then are more than tempted to use the police in Enforcing a Police State.

            A pity that one can not track the Monday morning media briefing and the paid for out PM & Cabinet funds, to the “nudge unit” of Dis-mis-mal-Information run by Kate Hannah, to seed the circular, unsigned article in the Herald.

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            • Peel’s police force were charged with keeping the peace & gathering evidence……..that was it. Modern NZ police are expected to be youth workers, arbitrators, gang referees, traffic law enforcers while acting as judge & juries deciding guilt & punishment on a summary basis.

              We are a very short step away from taking Judge Dredd & the Cubicles out of the comics & into justice Kiwi style.

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    • I am thinking that some cop in Police National HQ, assigned to Interpol matters, regrets not following Labour Party standard operating procedure by not creating a paper trail, and had just phoned his Aussie counterpart for the information instead.

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  16. excellent article on lockdowns here

    https://palexander.substack.com/p/sunday-times-little-by-little-truth

    LOCKDOWN: the truth of lockdown is being admitted: YES, it was a lie, a disaster; ‘Public fear deliberately stoked to justify decisions made on the hoof & on questionable advice’;

    Some now argue it will take the balance of the 21st century, 80 years, to reverse what the lockdowns has done, hollowing out societies. The emotional, social, physical, psychological, and economic tolls. The most vulnerable groups in the US, which have been least able to afford the lockdowns and school closures, have been devastated by unscientific ineffective policies and have been hardest hit by Covid-19.

    Where were the cost-benefit analyses? Today, after 2.5 years, no one, not one government has yet to do a cost-benefit analysis on any of the lockdown lunatic policies as well as a COVID gene injection. Can you understand what I just wrote? Not one cost-benefit analysis whereby they assess the risks/costs and benefits of each action and assess alternative courses of action. The Trump, Biden, Trudeau, Johnson, all governments failed to conduct just ONE, one cost-benefit, risk-benefit analysis. I want that to sink in, and still to today.

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    • “The Trump, Biden, Trudeau, Johnson, all governments failed to conduct just ONE, one cost-benefit, risk-benefit analysis.”
      The fact that they were all in lockstep with each other and had all abandoned preexisting pandemic protocols, is proof that the outcome had been pre determined….therefore a cost/risk-benefit analysis was never part of the plan.

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  17. Investigation into what an underage schoolboy did at school is delayed.

    Nationals pet investigator grabs their money saying her investigation will take two weeks, then it won’t, it will take much longer.
    And I thought Politicians were the only ones who habitually lie, it seems Lawyers do too. Who’d thunk that. Headlines should read, National Party bent over by Lawyer and then fleeced.

    Whatever, the public won’t see what a naughty schoolboy did when he was just 16 and paid the price by being expelled from school and then telling the Tauranga Selection Committee he had been naughty when he was legally a minor as Nude Nut probably will not release the dodgy Lawyers Report anyway.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/investigation-into-national-mp-sam-uffindell-delayed-more-time-requested/HMNNMIGOJN6VAKPMDS4XRXV2WE/

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    • Hooligan my reading between the lines sees that as “we havent found any evidence, give us longer to try find something serious enough to expell him from the party and bring in a more diverse mp”

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      • SB, I think you are on the right track.

        Time is needed to make a Legal Minor into a very naughty schoolboy.

        Let’s look at Uffindell’s track record as he ain’t got much going for him that I can see.

        Redhead – signs that could have been an angry schoolboy.
        White – Signs that he may be a Colonial Oppressor.
        Height – Towers over, what could be his former Nude Nutted Gaffer.
        Educated – Signs that he did not wag school.
        Religion – Not a Member of the Ratana Church.
        Married – Not a sign that he is a Shirt Lifter.
        Toiletry Habits – Stands up at the Urinal – not a good look anymore.

        On reflection, things aren’t looking good for him and more Diversity is needed. Nude Nut has already said so. A limp wristed soft cock or a fat sheila who lives with another fat sheila with very close cropped, coloured hair may be on the way for Tauranga.

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    • SB
      I am not sure where it is at in the US, but Pfizer needs to get the vaccine on the children’s vax list to ensure they keep their immunity from prosecution. At the moment they have the immunity under Emergency Use Authorisation. Once that expires or they get full approval they then become liable UNLESS they have it on the Children’s Vax list.

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          • Ross 12…
            Mark Wauk today touches on a civil suit against P$izer…
            “This is neither about isolated instances of falsity nor whether each violation by itself could cause the FDA to refuse emergency use authorization. It is about the aggregate totality of violations, the pervasive fraudulent certifications, the routine falsification of data, and the utter, reckless disregard for even the most elemental and basic scientific standards for any clinical trial. As the evidence mounts of the undisclosed harm from this product, the logical inquiry is whether there were risks and dangers known to Pfizer at the time the vaccines were released. … The False Claims Act imposes civil liability where a respondent knowingly presents to the government a “false or fraudulent claim” or “knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement material to a false or fraudulent claim.”
            https://meaninginhistory.substack.com/p/swc-the-game-all-along

            you will need to scroll down on the link..

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    • Applying medicine to people chained down in fears, subjugated with thoughts, like not being able to feed, support the family, and lose the roof over their heads, and if a mortgage, the deposit, and the equity paid off, plus probably all their life savings.
      It could be claimed they may be a “Choice” like walk away, but with all that No Jab, No Job, has so many more implications and is cruel.
      Were you ever given the full information, with the relentless drug pushers, harping on.
      Then there is for some the divisiveness effect in their families also adding more coercion.

      Then there are the government people driving the relentless psychoanalyzing, looking to strip your mind bare & witless, before herding one into the barbwire cage of jabbs,
      Any problems there, then gas light, to believe it is other co-morbidities, like stress & anxiety, and even climate change. …. hmmmm….

      Then some say there is nothing illegal in this.. … yeah right ….

      Research? what data, what information?? Not questioning why it was inaccessible or to get in reasonable time.
      Not checking up on that is incompetence, negligence, and seems to be a money grab.
      Covering up, not doing due diligence, before advising, speaking out, becoming the person for the media to go to, . …. hmmm ….

      Investigations, Inquiries, Courts, Judges if you can find independent, and have the right “terms of reference” with a good range of scope to help make sense of what went on, and is still going on.

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        • “Investigations, Inquiries, Courts, Judges if you can find independent, and have the right “terms of reference” with a good range of scope to help make sense of what went on, and is still going on.”

          At the moment, it is a given that every judge in the country has taken the Pfizer injectable and that they are not going to make a ruling that infers that they were gullible fools for doing so. Where things are really going to come unstuck is when the deaths and injuries from the shots become irrefutable and those gullible judges realise they have been completely lied to and conned. Judges do not take being made fools of lightly.

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    • Muppets.
      If they extend that to trucks or tighten their emission rules further that will really fuck their supply chain over.
      Many trucks that are legal in pretty much every other state cant crosss the border and access ports.

      Id imagine this ev craziness will impact travellers aswell, who the hell would drive a petrol vehicle then swap to ev at the state border?
      They definately need to go fully broke and burn. They can have ev firetrucks too that can go flat and let the fires do the job properly

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    • They do not have enough electricity at the moment so how can they power all the vehicles in the future? How many nuclear power plants will they build —-none , of course. They already have wind farms and solar farms, so Newsom is just dreaming but the MSM will be fooled as usual.

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      • You asked for it!

        Kia Ora whaanau,
        Last 2.5 weeks have been busy and I wanted to start by thanking everyone for the immense amount of support you have shown me – from the bouquets of flowers you have sent to my offices in Hamilton and Wellington, to the food you have dropped at my house and the kind messages of support you have sent to me through various channels.

        There has been a lot of news around what has happened and I am sure you have your opinion on where you stand on this. You will also have many questions.

        I wanted to address some of the points that have been raised in the media especially re the staffing issues. I had to make sure that by replying to these accusations online I wasn’t breaking any rules as these are part of an employment dispute.

        STAFF 1 – AB
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        Firstly, I want to make it clear that I was the one who raised concerns re staff, not the other way around. I raised 66 specific issues re ‘Staff Member AB’ with Parliamentary Services but nothing was done to look into the issue, resolve it or to provide me support. These 66 specific issues included incompetence in doing basic tasks eg making calendar entries, showing up to work on time and booking travel arrangements, to more major issues like the staff member being caught drinking in my Wellington office, not showing up to work at all (without leave), at other times coming late to work and leaving early on multiple occasions, switching off phone and disappearing on precinct without leave to attend cocktails with other political parties, deleting a whole heap of email folders because this staff member couldn’t be bothered reading and actioning these emails, not doing timely finance receipt coding and not picking up calls from constituents in order to avoid work.

        This staff member was employed part time by me and part time by another MP. The other MP had been getting this staff member to do household chores and then gave them TOIL (time off in lieu) during weekday – I became aware of this as the staff member was shared between us. I raised this concern with the Relationship Manager of Parliamentary Services in confidence. I was worried about taxpayers’ money being wasted but also worried that this shared ‘Staff Member AB’ was not at work when on TOIL which affected the ability of my constituents to get the right service. Part of my complaint re wasting of money was also focussed around this staff being invited to travel by the other MP to an electorate for an event. Since there were 6 other staff available in that region between various Labour MPs my concern was that there was no need to fly a staff member and pay for their travel and accommodation for multiple days just for them to attend an event in an electorate. Since they worked part time for me, them not being at work in Wellington while traveling to an electorate meant that again this also had direct impact on my office and the workload esp when their trip was not necessary. Instead of investigating this complaint, the Relationship Manager from Parliamentary Services who is a staunch Labour Member went on to directly tell on me to the Labour Whips Office.

        There were two parts to my complaint – of another MP using (our shared) staff to do household chores (never addressed even in Parliamentary Service’s recent press statement) and another of the need to fly a staff member to an event where they would add no value at all while being away from their work in Wellington. Instead of looking into these matters, Parliamentary Services which is a supposedly independent agency threw me in front of the Labour Party Whips who continued to escalate their bullying of me. Directly related to this complaint were the comments from Duncan Webb re Party being more important than Country and aggressively threatening me for going to the Parliamentary Services and raising these concerns.

        As issues with this staff member arose, I was also made aware of the fact that they had in their previous workplace tweeted out names of a victim in a workplace sexual harassment case. This info was available to them because they worked at the reception of this organisation and had intercepted an email which they shouldn’t have. After this incidence they had applied for a job with multiple MPs but since others were aware of the history they weren’t hired. I wasn’t aware of these issues but one person later on ended up providing me with the screenshots of those deleted tweets which were concerning. ‘Staff Member AB’ had signed a document in which they had clearly said that they had never had issues at previous work but this was not true. I was concerned re this staff members’ access to constituent cases folder so requested IT to halt this and raised concerns with Parliamentary Services re the information that had been provided to me including the screenshots of (now deleted) Twitter posts. Parliamentary Services as usual ignored this issue, and did not think it breached the contract this staff member had signed when they started work. In addition to this Parliamentary Services and the Labour Whips got very aggressive with me re blocking access to constituent case files for this ‘Staff Member AB.’

        For this specific staff member here are some important questions to ask.

        Why was there no independent investigation done despite me raising 66 issues with Parliamentary Services and with the Labour Whips? – You want evidence, I have a trail of emails with dates, time, incidence etc of when this staff wasn’t at work, when they were drinking at work, when they deleted the email folders without actioning them etc. I also have the screenshots provided by other people of their tweets releasing names of the victim of the sexual harassment case. I am happy to provide all the material to an independent inquiry.

        In August last year things got to a point where I raised with Labour Whips and Parliamentary Services that I will have to raise the lid on all the issues publicly about not only how incompetent my staff was but also how incompetent both of these organisations were. This was the first time Labour Whips wanted to “resolve the issue” and their proposed solution was that I pay this staff member out and show them the door. I refused to do that on principle and stood my ground – why would I pay out a staff member who has not been able to do their basic tasks. If I was in the wrong, I would have taken this option but as I have always said I raised significant number of issues re this staff and both Parliamentary Services (all the way up to the CEO) and Labour Whips failed to genuinely look into this issue and resolve it. Instead they continued to bring me to meetings on short notice with no support person and kept shouting at me. I stood my ground and did not pay this person out.

        Of course this person has gone to the media and made claims against me. They were directly involved in the waste of taxpayers money as raised with Parliamentary Services. I had raised 66 issues re this staff not only with Relationship Manager, RM’s boss, the CEO of Parliamentary Services, multiple Labour Whips but also with the Chief of Staff of PMO.

        And yet I am the only one here who keeps saying let’s get an independent public investigation so that facts can come out and names can be cleared.

        STAFF 2 – CD
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        This “Staff Member CD” was on a contract. There were major issues that were identified.

        On one occasion this staff member was supposed to come to work at 8.30am but advised me and other staff that due to having an extra university class they would instead come to work in the afternoon. In the afternoon they said that they would be at work in a few minutes. They didn’t show up to work for 30mins, an hour and even two hours after they had messaged saying they were on their way.

        I was in Wellington and had meetings that day but a different staff member who was in Hamilton was quite concerned that this ‘Staff Member CD’ had not shown up to work despite saying they would be there shortly. The ‘Staff Member CD’ couldn’t be contacted either by phone call or text. The other staff member in Hamilton then contacted Parliamentary Services as they were worried that the person might have had an accident as they were not responding to messages. This staff member also tried to get Parliamentary Services to get in touch with Staff Member CD’s next of kin but those contact details were not available. The ‘Staff Member CD’ eventually showed up to work drunk in the evening – many hours after they were supposed to start the job at 8.30am. Since I was in Wellington I did not witness them being drunk but the Hamilton based staff member laid a written complaint re this incidence and they were assured that there would be an investigation but nothing was ever done about it. Even on the Thursday a few weeks ago when I wrote the Op-Ed Parliamentary Services refused to look into this complaint despite previously saying multiple times that the complaint would be looked into.

        On another occasion a constituent from Flagstaff contacted my office saying that they were unhappy that I was wasting taxpayer’s money as someone had thrown a whole heap of magnets and flyers on the side of the road. I travelled to this constituent’s house in Flagstaff and apologised for what had happened. I took photos of the flyers and magnets that had been thrown on the side of the road and advised the Relationship Manager of it. The ‘Staff Member CD’ had gone home at 11am and couldn’t be contacted. Later they advised me in person that they had gone home to take a nap. The email from constituent is available, photos of flyers and magnets that were discarded by this staff on the side of the road are available. There is a lot of evidence but still Parliamentary Services refuse to look into this.

        In addition to these incidences, this ‘Staff Member CD’ was twice caught calling their own family member and telling them about constituent case details because the family member knew the constituent well. This was flagged multiple times with the Relationship Manager as there were concerns re breach of constituent’s information.

        This same ‘staff member CD’ once took a photo of a constituent in the community and shared it with their own family because again the constituent was known to the family member of ‘Staff Member CD.’ It was made clear to this staff member that boundaries needed to be respected and if their family knew anyone in a personal capacity it was not ok to share the information with them. My office also received multiple frustrated complaints against this ‘Staff Member CD’ and their work ethics from a church, a school and an NGO.

        Eventually when the job contract for ‘Staff Member CD’ came to an end, I advised them that I was not going to renew it. They wanted to continue working for me but I did not renew their contract – this is an important point. At this stage they started talking about how even though they were a contractor they thought they were really an employee and had been seeking legal advice because they wanted to continue in the job. As I said I did not extend this contract as there were multiple issues as outlined above that had been picked up during their time in my office.

        A few months later this ‘Staff Member CD’ asked the Team Leader of the office for a job reference. The Team Leader consulted me and the only thing I said to them was that we have hired staff who had been given references from previous workplaces which did not reflect their work ethics, so it was important to give genuine reference and feedback if we are asked by any future employers. My understanding is that the Team Leader was contacted by this new potential workplace and they did advise them about the issues surrounding this ‘Staff Member CD’ and they did not end up hiring ‘Staff Member CD’.

        So ask yourself this – why has Parliamentary Services not agreed for an independent public investigation? I have all the evidence with dates and times to show when these events took place. I am the one repeatedly asking for a fair trial, but Parliamentary Services, Labour Whips and PMO don’t want a full independent investigation.

        And take note of the fact that this staff member wanted to continue working for me to the point that they had been seeking legal advice on how to extend their contract, while I was the one who did not extend the contract.

        So now they say I have bullied them, while they wanted to keep working for me, while I have all these complaints in writing from constituents and other staff re their drinking habits at work, shoddy work ethics and being AWOL from work throwing away all the flyers on the side of the road and going home. And in the end they didn’t get a job at a reputed private company because a true reference of their work was provided. So is it a surprise that this person is now calling me a bully?

        STAFF 3 – EF
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        ‘Staff Member EF’ was hired from another city on a fixed term contract job. They had previously done a short term contract for me remotely and had visited the Hamilton office a few times and were used to the workplace as well as my style of working along with that of my other staff. When the new fixed term contract job was offered they moved to Hamilton.

        After working two days, ‘Staff Member EF’ offered to resign on day 3 of the job advising the Team Leader in tears that they were missing their family (in a different city) and didn’t think it was a good idea to move away from their parents. They were also concerned that they had taken up a job which they now thought they were not competent to do.

        Before I move forward let me clearly point out that I had absolutely bare minimum contact with this person in the first 2 days – I saw them briefly in presence of other staff for a quick orientation while their laptop was being set up etc. My job as an MP and previously as a GP means that my schedule is very well documented. My calendar can easily prove that I was at multiple events on those first two days. And the photos from these events can easily prove that I was actually at those events.

        So before we move forward, ask yourself this how can I bully someone and make them cry if they have only just started work and I am out of the office.

        On day 3 when this person cried to the Team Leader and I was made aware of this I sat down with this ‘Staff Member EF’ along with their Team Leader and the staff member repeatedly said that they were missing their family and had gone back home everyday in the last few days to stay with the parents. I contacted the Relationship Manager asap requesting them to provide support to this staff as they were in a new city (Hamilton) and obviously didn’t have many social connections. I was advised by the Relationship Manager that support would be provided to this staff but it was many days before the Relationship Manager even caught up with the ‘staff member EF’.

        A few days later ‘staff member EF’ offered to resign again citing similar two issues – the fact that they were missing their family and had been going back home every night to see their parents and that they didn’t think they knew how to use much of the software in the office because of which they felt they had over-committed to the job. Relationship Manager was contacted again and it was again discussed that how ‘Staff Member EF’ be provided comprehensive training to help with Labour Connect, Canva and Microsoft Outlook etc, as well as support systems are put in place so that they don’t feel isolated in the new city.

        From my side, formal meetings were set in place which were minuted to discuss how ‘Staff Member EF’ could be better supported. The Team Leader was present and took the minutes. We also tried to include this person socially – multiple office lunches were set up, other staff took ‘Staff Member EF’ to coffee and even invited them to after-work events to make them feel included. ‘Staff Member EF’ continued to say that they were missing their family and they didn’t even talk to their flatmates in Hamilton as they had spent most of the time going back home to see their parents in a different city. ‘Staff member EF’ was asked about what sort of work they would enjoy and based on this they were taken to meet organisations in their field of interest and given work they would enjoy.

        While we continued to provide support within the office, no objective support was provided from Relationship Manager and Parliamentary Services. I was repeatedly assured that how ‘Staff Member EF’ was just shy and after a few months would start enjoying the job.

        ‘Staff Member EF’ finally resigned after being at work for 15 days (when Covid leave and non-work days are accounted for). I was out of the office but there was another staff member there when ‘Staff Member EF’ came to the office on their non-work day. ‘Staff member EF’ handed the laptop to this staff member saying that they enjoyed working at the office (with everyone including myself) and appreciated the opportunity that was given to them, but were really missing their family because of which they had been traveling back and forth everyday to their home town. They said that they had decided to move back home with their parents and had had a new job lined up. When the other staff member advised them that they can’t just walk away from the job without serving a notice period, this ‘Staff Member EF’ was surprised and said that they needed to get out of it asap as they had to start the new job and they couldn’t serve the notice period. At this point ‘Staff Member EF’ turned the story around and wrote an email where for the first time they said that they were leaving because of “difference in work culture.” I am able to provide evidence that ‘Staff Member EF’ ended up starting their new job well before they would have served their notice period.

        The Relationship Manager who had repeatedly advised me that everything was ok and support was being provided to ‘Staff Member EF’ told me that the best thing was to not ask for the notice period to be served and let this person go. In a further follow up, the Relationship Manager then said that they were always concerned about ‘Staff Member EF’ and how I had managed them and that they (Relationship Manager) had in fact discussed it with me on the phone a few days earlier. This was not true. They went on to give in writing that they had raised these issues with me. However, I advised them that the Team Leader was present as a witness on that call and if anything the Relationship Manager had repeatedly assured me that there was no need to stress and ‘Staff Member EF’ was just shy and was well supported by Parliamentary Services. When the Relationship Manager was advised that there was a witness to the phone call, they froze and were flustered. They threw it back on me asking why the Team Leader was on the call. I advised them that the Team Leader and I had gone to the launch of NZ’s first hydrogen truck in Cambridge and were on our way back when the call took place on the handsfree in the car. The Team Leader was also the manager of ‘Staff Member EF’and as such had the right to be on the phone call. The Team Leader provided evidence in support of me, that what the Relationship Manager had said on the phone (everything is ok) was not what the Relationship Manager had later claimed they had said on the phone (that there were concerns right from the beginning). After this the Relationship Manager disappeared for many weeks – no replies to messages or calls as they had been caught lying red-handed.

        Parliamentary Services took many weeks to contact me back and said that they wanted to change my Relationship Manager – not fire them or investigate them – just move them away from looking after me. This is the same Relationship Manager that I had raised concerns on Day 0 of becoming an MP because of their conflict of interest with me as they were a member of the Labour Party and had actively tried to stop me becoming a candidate. I had raised this clearly with Parliamentary Services and they had assured me this would never affect the services they provided to my office. This Relationship Manager is the one who told Labour Whips office about me whistleblowing and raising concerns re wastage of taxpayer’s money, instead of confidentially investigating it. This Relationship Manager is the one who was supposed to assist with one staffing issue after another but failed at every point. This Relationship Manager is the one who was supposed to investigate staff re them turning up to work drunk. This Relationship Manager is the one who was caught red handed fabricating a story re ‘Staff Member EF.’ I raised multiple concerns re this Relationship Manager through every challenge I faced and it wasn’t until over 1.5years after I had raised my first concern that they were removed from looking after my office. BUT none of my complaints were looked into – not against staff, not against Relationship Manager, not against the Labour Whips who continued to bully me.

        Instead I heard that other staff who had left 6-9months ago to move to better paying job were being asked to do exit interview in order to get a story against me when Parliamentary Services had been caught fabricating information.

        Parliamentary Services told me in May that they had NOT investigated any claims against me but they don’t think I should be hiring or managing staff.

        Ask yourself this – if I am a terrible manager and Parliamentary Services does have complaints from staff members then why would they not investigate independently to give justice to these staff members who have made allegations against me? How is it that I am the only one asking for an independent public inquiry?

        Also ask yourself this, despite 1.5 years of “staffing issues” that the Labour Party machinery and PMO are trying to deflect to, how is it that when my lawyer showed up to a meeting within 30minutes the Parliamentary Services and Labour Whips had agreed to let go of all issues and “move on.” Within minutes of having a lawyer in the meeting I had received two emails confirming that the ads were ready to be put in papers and on websites for staff hiring.

        Ask yourself how any of this makes sense?

        I raised the staffing issues – not once but multiple times. All my claims above have a paper trail – date, time, evidence, photos. But Parliamentary Services, Labour Whips and the Prime Minister of NZ continue to decline any independent public inquiry. They talk about making Parliament a safe working place for staff. Do they not want these claims against me investigated so that the three staff above can have their say? And also other staff working for Parliamentary Services can have faith in the system? How is it that their actions and words don’t match? “Gaurav is a bully, his staff have made claims, we want Parliament to be a safe space, but under no circumstance will we have an independent public inquiry.”

        And while you are asking all of this, don’t forget that I was the one who raised the concerns re bullying. The Prime Minister says the threshold for a public inquiry has not been met. What is the threshold for an independent public inquiry? 3 of my staff making allegations against me is good enough to do media stand ups every day but not enough to have a public inquiry. Multiple junior and senior MPs in the Labour Caucus saying they have been bullied (I have already provided some of the screenshots) but their wellbeing does not seem to be a priority for the Prime Minister.

        If Parliamentary Services, Labour Whips, PMO and the PM are right and their conscience is clear they would have no issue having two independent public inquiries – one against me re any claims that have been allegedly made and another re bullying culture within the Labour Party (including around Kieran McAnulty who bullied me). As the senior MP said on the tape which was provided to Newshub, Prime Minister doesn’t want an investigation because she is worried about other things being dug up which will not show the Labour Party in a good light.

        At the end of the day, everything I have outlined above shows that the system is set up in a way that there is no opportunity for a fair trial. I appreciate that Parliament is not the best of working environment and there are positive changes that need to be made to remedy this. But if there is no independent investigation into any claims then how do staff or MPs have faith in this system. Over the last few weeks I have heard from multiple Parliamentary staff who have laid serious concerns re Senior MPs and Ministers but at no point were these claims investigated. When it’s a junior MP these allegations are used to suppress them and silence the MP, when it’s a Senior Minister the staff are instead silenced. In all these instances Parliamentary Services repeatedly fail to uphold the principles they talk about. And the Whips offices work with them to suppress any independent and open inquiry which would help all parties put their evidence and facts on the table so that a genuine effort can be made to positively change the workplace environment. My fight here isn’t about my case alone, many other MPs have been in this situation and so have staff and all of us have found that the system refuses to listen to us and carry out an independent investigation while virtue signalling all the way about changing workplace culture. The way the Prime Minister, Labour Party and Parliamentary Services have handled things in the last 2.5 weeks alone sends a message to the general public that people in power are above accountability. These same people make workplace rules and regulations that everyone else has to follow, but they are themselves not accountable.

        The Labour Party machinery has been actively deflecting from the concerns I have raised and a Senior Minister said to me in clear terms that “Labour machinery will not only destroy your political career but also your medical career. Look at any recent example of people who have gone against a Party.”

        My points remain clear:
        1. What is the Prime Minister hiding that she doesn’t want an investigation?
        2. Why don’t they independently investigate me about staffing issues so that he can get a fair trial?
        3. Why did the independent Parliamentary Services share with the Labour Party the details about my whistle-blowing about Parliamentary misuse of funds?
        4. Despite screenshots which show that Labour Party caucus members have been bullied by Kieran McAnulty, why would the Prime Minister not do an investigation against this person who she’s gone on to promote?
        5. When the Prime Minister said that I would get a fair trial at the caucus meeting, why did she not mention the pre-determined meeting that she had already set up?

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        • Holy shit, looks like im gunna have to take another day off work just to read that!

          Im guessing hes just going to keep pushing and theyll use the waka jumping crap to get rid of him completely… but he will still keep going lol.

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          • But if they invoke the waka jumping legislation there will be a by election & all Labour’s failings & skulduggery will be aired in public. Labour’s tacticians & analysts will be burning the midnight oil trying to weigh up whether the risk is worth it.

            The Mad Queen is between a rock & a hard place.

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