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Last night Mrs. Holy and I sat and watched Code of A Killer. A 3 part series on Acorn TV about the discovery of DNA and its first use of the test by police to find and convict a killer of two young girls in the UK.

It’s people like this professor who deserve our admiration for their dedication and research into new ideas. This is what science should be all about.

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  1. This will be an ongoing, updated series of Wayne Mapp quotes that I think relevant to at least the NZ elections of 2023 and 2026.

    I think they’re relevant despite Wayne having quit politics in 2011 after twelve years as an MP and three years in power as a Cabinet Minister.

    It starts with the key quote highlighted above, which I accept as true.

    What follows is a collection of those views of Wayne Mapp on various issues.

    https://nominister.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/mapping-the-national-party/

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  2. Study Confirms Vaccine-Linked Myocarditis Deaths for First Time
    By Margaret Menge
    September 13, 2022 Updated: September 13, 2022

    A study published in late August found that 345 people in England died of myocarditis in one year, all vaccinated with one of three COVID-19 vaccines.

    The study, conducted from December 2020 to December 2021, looked at deaths after a hospital stay for myocarditis or with myocarditis listed as a cause of death on a death certificate among 42.8 million vaccinated people in England age 13 and up.

    The publication of the study’s findings in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, marked the first time in the medical literature that researchers have confirmed that myocarditis associated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines can result in death. The article was published online on Aug. 22 and appears in the journal’s September 5, 2022, issue.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/study-confirms-vaccine-linked-myocarditis-deaths-for-first-time_4721562.html?utm_source=mr_recommendation&utm_medium=left_sticky

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  3. This is absolute Bullshit from a low quality Reporter. He writes:

    “The reasons are difficult to disentangle, but the facts are black and white: Māori routinely receive worse healthcare and have poorer outcomes than everyone else”

    McConnell claims Maori Health, due to racism, provision is much poorer than anyone else but can’t point to one reason or one example.

    Nor can he point to one piece of evidence of racism in the Health System.

    The man is dishonest and Stuff are disingenuous for publishing such crap.

    The makeup of modern Maori is mainly of European stock so their Maori genes are generally weaker or less than European genes.

    What this useless Reporter does not cover is how Maori look after their own health. If they don’t look after it properly and don’t eat better quality food or they don’t seek medical help when early symptoms call for medical assistance, then their health outcome is not going to be as good as others.

    I am sick of this bullshit from Stuff and their Lickspittles like McConnell. Without any evidence of his claimed “Racism”, McConnell is just a dishonest Charlatan.

    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2022/the-whole-truth-te-maramatanga/#/1214055304/racism-is-a-cause-of-ethnic-health-gaps

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    • I often wonder about this “racism” in the heath system. I mean, do GP’s go “you’re a Maori, so I’m not going to give you the medicine you need”? Or “you’re a Maori, so I’m not going to recommend a physio to you”?
      Pah-leeeeze.

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    • What this useless Reporter does not cover is how Maori look after their own health. If they don’t look after it properly and don’t eat better quality food or they don’t seek medical help when early symptoms call for medical assistance, then their health outcome is not going to be as good as others.

      That is cause and effect.

      Take sugar diabetes: Maori vs non Maori:
      2 times as likely to have diabetes (self reported)
      3.5 times as likely to have a lower limb amputated as a result of diabetes.
      5.5 times as likely to have renal failure as a result of diabetes.

      Since the last two stats are a result of Diabetes (self reported or unreported as a total), logically diabetes went unreported and untreated in Maori for far longer than in non Maori, until it became critical and medical intervention was required. Even if reported, said Maori person still has to stop eating junk food, eat healthy, and exercise.

      https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/populations/maori-health/tatau-kahukura-maori-health-statistics/nga-mana-hauora-tutohu-health-status-indicators/diabetes

      This is not caused by racism in the health sector, but the amount of unhealthy and sugar rich foods that are shoveled down the gullet, and a failure to take proactive care of their own health.

      But there is Racism towards Klingons. I mean when is the last time you saw a Klingon walking out of an NZ hospital or GP’s surgery fully cured, or posting feedback about how great our health system is?

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      • Do Maori* lack agency? Does the Maori culture suppress agency?

        Agency: In psychology, agents are goal-directed entities that are able to monitor their environment to select and perform efficient means-ends actions that are available in a given situation to achieve an intended goal.
        – Monitor your environment
        – Select and perform effectively actions to achieve intended goal.

        Do Maori monitor their environment? (All of it? A narrow section of it? Not at all?)
        Do Maori make goals for themselves to achieve outcomes to their benefit?

        If not, why not?

        * Undefined

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    • McConnell has previously claimed that ‘Racism’ and ‘White Supremacy’ were the reasons that Maori were arrested by Police more often.
      I emailed him asking why- given that our Police are White Supremacists- Asians are almost never arrested?

      He hasn’t got back to me yet…

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  4. The dopey tarts at stuff can’t even consult google it seems to find out the Truth.

    Auckland local board candidate claims Covid-19 vaccine ‘experimental’
    Caroline Williams05:00, Sep 15 2022

    Auckland local board candidate claims Covid-19 vaccine ‘experimental’
    Caroline Williams05:00, Sep 15 2022

    But the Caroline Williams (which is no doubt a made up person goes on);

    The Covid-19 vaccine is not experimental. According to the Ministry of Health, worldwide concern regarding the virus resulted in large numbers of volunteers allowing for simultaneous clinical trials. This is why the vaccine’s effectiveness was so quickly determined.

    A statement that is simply untrue indeed is an outright lie. iIf that Caroline person bothered to read the details of the phizer documents she would know that. Fancy selling your soul for sixpence.

    When will these people stop being traitors and stop lying to even their own flesh and blood.

    How disgraceful.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-body-elections/300681750/auckland-local-board-candidate-claims-covid19-vaccine-experimental

    This is a Public Interest Journalism funded role through NZ On Air
    so its in the public interest to attack election candidates with falsehoods.
    Maybe in the Labour Party and the Irish gits rag.

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    🔥 Townhouse developer to pay mortgages for a year for new buyers as market cools

    Move to Christchurch and we’ll pay your mortgage for a year.

    That’s the promise of housing development company Brooksfield to anyone who shifts to the city and buys one of its townhouses by the end of October.

    The only condition is the mortgage must be for a 30-year term, at a current average bank interest rate.

    Against the background of a cooling housing market, the company launched its offer with a social media campaign this week. 🔥

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/129883702/townhouse-developer-to-pay-mortgages-for-a-year-for-new-buyers-as-market-cools

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  6. The king sacking his loyal staff before his mother’s funeral has change my view of him.

    Queen Elizabeth death: Daniela Elser – King Charles’ pen tantrums expose him as an overindulged man-child

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/queen-elizabeth-death-daniela-elser-king-charles-pen-tantrums-expose-him-as-an-overindulged-man-child/YDNFGXHX7DBFPYMKVMFB6A6DQ4/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1663143003

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  7. Is Jacinda Ardern the only leader attending the funeral who is going to drag along her entire family and an army of personal photographers??
    The Queen’s funeral will become nothing more than a Jacinda photo shoot.
    The woman is utterly repugnant.

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  8. One of the children employed as journalists at the Wairarapa Times Age has written a patronising nag about strokes. The sub header shows the direful lack of ability of the editorial staff to draw a conclusion from facts they have stated

    …..”Lately, younger people in their 30s & 40s can be the victim of a stroke, even as young as 18.”…….

    Now if we take “lately” as the past few years what other than the mass poisoning of the populace via Pfizer could increase the prevalence of strokes in younger people?

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  9. The womens auxiliary B-grade
    rugby team will be highlighting
    their make-up application skills
    and hairstyles in Australia this evening.

    Knuckle dragging, grunting neanderthals
    will be filling the bars in your neighbourhood.
    Please laugh at them.

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    • The reality Leo is on most streets in inner Wellington you cannot go much faster either because of the traffic or the size of the road. In some of the suburbs it is different.
      Having said that, this is woke, green BS.

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  10. Polling shows projected seats:— Majority by seats to NACT.
    “Taxpayers’ Union Curia Poll”

    …. polling period was Thursday 1 – Friday 9 September 2022. …

    …… projected seats for the centre-right crosses the 61 seat majoirty threshold going from 58 seats to 63.
    The centre-left drops from 57 seats to 55.
    This means National and Act would be able to form a Government. .

    https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/taxpayers_union_curia_poll_september_2022

    Projected seats:— 47 National & 16 Act. 63 seats.
    Plus some other polls like “voting issues” “preferred PM” in that article.

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  11. The confounding of mahi and waka’s.
    Another one bites the dust, that is Matthew Walker, chief financial officer.
    as did the the Big fish, Stephen Town Chief Executive and earlier deputy chief executive Merran Davis
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    Matthew [Walker] will join us from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency where he has held senior executive roles since April 2020 as General Manager Corporate Support and more recently as Portfolio Director.
    Prior to this, Matthew spent seven years with Auckland Council where he started as General Manager Financial Strategy and Planning and then moved to Group Chief Financial Officer.
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    “I’m really looking forward to hitting the ground running next month,” says Matthew. “There is great mahi already underway ….

    https://www.xn--tepkenga-szb.ac.nz/nga-taipitopito/10-june/#:~:text=Matthew%20Walker%20has%20been%20appointed,finance%20portfolios%20for%20Te%20P%C5%ABkenga.
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    ….. “systematic” of an organisation that had “no idea how to manage its finances”.
    “Te Pūkenga continues to be an embarrassment to a government with a wide agenda of centralisation.” ….
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    …. Davis resigned from her “dream job” after eight months.
    She was one of six deputies paid between $250,000 and $400,000 a year.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/129876986/fresh-blow-to-mega-polytech-te-pkenga-as-finance-boss-resigns-months-into-the-job
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    They seem to worked around in other big institutions, polishing musical chairs, seemingly while on massive salaries.
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    Maybe MahutaCorp, or Paul Majurey could show them how to keep on the skim scam ? which this Labour Government has such great confidence in. 🙁

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    • Those chiefs, deputies & executives did not lose sight of pocketing our money though, blurring with smoke & mirrors with “te-reo” mahi- rort ripoff

      We could do with losing a lot more of those paddlers of true believers on big extortionate “whauking” salaries too. 🙂

      We all know of the well paid whilst suspended Stephen Town Chief Executive.
      Were there any other forms of “golden hand-shakes” to the others?

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  12. China and Russia Vow ‘More Just’ International Order Ahead of Putin-Xi Meeting: Top CCP Diplomat
    China and Russia aim to lead the world towards a new international order, according to one of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) highest-ranking diplomats.

    “The Chinese side is willing to work with the Russian side to continuously implement high-level strategic cooperation between the two countries, safeguard common interests, and promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction,” said CCP Politburo member Yang Jiechi, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.

    “The relationship between the two countries has always been on the right track, and both sides firmly support each other on issues relating to their core interests.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-and-russia-vow-more-just-international-order-ahead-of-putin-xi-meeting-top-ccp-diplomat_4727591.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-09-14-1&utm_medium=email&est=U9zwrCYhhikp9nX1BX%2F33GGKvl5fldbU3aPrUGBM1bUddrym09z%2Fp%2FvngG9HpYg%3D

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  13. The Mayan Calendar Is Strikingly Like the Chinese Zodiac; Could This Be Ancient Cross-Cultural Exchange?
    BY Tara MacIsaac TIMEJuly 24, 2022 PRINT

    Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper on the subject was published posthumously in August 2016.

    Kelley was a Harvard-educated archaeologist and epigrapher at the University of Calgary in Canada. He earned fame in the 1960s for major contributions toward deciphering the Mayan script. His article, titled “Asian Components in the Invention of the Mayan Calendar,” was written 30 years ago, but was only recently unearthed and published for the first time in the journal Pre-Columbiana.

    In 1980, a major science journal had solicited the article, said Pre-Columbiana’s editor Dr. Stephen Jett. But, Jett said, “the editors rejected it as being overly documented for the journal’s spare format; understandably for so revolutionary an effort, Dave did not wish to weaken the documentation, and he never published the piece elsewhere.” Jett obtained Kelley’s permission to publish it before he died.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-mayan-calendar-is-strikingly-like-the-chinese-zodiac-could-this-be-ancient-cross-cultural-exchange_4614005.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-09-14-1&utm_medium=email&est=%2FzY%2BIQ01C2gUtultqODwsxg23QN%2F%2FZbkwIjWXBtbGv2mgNCvx00ylVjJaoNu3MY%3D

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    • And as accurate as the ancient Maori weather forecasts all done by observing a sacred rock suspended by a length of flax & hung at the entrance to the whare:.

      • If the rock is wet, it’s raining.
      • If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
      • If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
      • If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
      • If the rock is difficult to see, it is foggy.
      • If the rock is white, it is snowing.
      • If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
      • If the ice is thick, it’s a heavy frost.
      • If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
      • If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
      • If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
      • If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
      • If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
      • If the rock can be felt but not seen, it is night time.
      • If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.

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  14. The final results of Sweden’s elections made history today: the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigrant far-right party with a recent history of overtly Nazi ideology, has won its best result ever. With 20.6 per cent of the vote, it is in second place in Sweden’s multiparty system, beating out all of the more mainstream right-wing parties.

    There are two ways to think about this. The first is as something new and unusual: to focus on the party’s unprecedented success, and what it signals about a changing Sweden.

    But the other way to look at it is as the latest example of a pattern that has become typical across Europe: far-right parties’ winning substantial portions of the vote, if not actual power. (That is still likely to be the case in Sweden, where even though the bloc of right-wing parties together won a majority of parliament seats, the more mainstream of them are expected to form a government without the Sweden Democrats.)

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/swedens-far-right-just-made-history-is-it-the-countrys-future/CBSOWSHV3ALHT7UALXBYHSSTFI/

    Interesting read. some good pointers to our own situation.

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  15. Human rights advocates slam New World store’s ‘draconian’ rule requiring staff to talk in English
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/09/human-rights-advocates-slam-new-world-store-s-draconian-rule-requiring-staff-to-talk-in-english.html

    Newshub has seen a document from a New World store in Palmerston North that required staff to talk in only English on the shop floor.

    Foodstuffs said the intent was to make everyone feel included but the Race Relations Commissioner said it was discriminatory and even against the law.

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      • I’d rather believe Him then Robbo. If you look hard the numbers are not that good. Its propped up Govt, fiat spending.
        After all we haven’t had a great surge in house sales nor travel sales so that a bug dent that’s covered by retail spending.

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  16. Young priest stands in for father O’Reily while he’s on holiday.
    The old priest leaves a list of sins and penances.
    After mass , a woman goes into the confessionary and says. “Forgive me Father for I have sinned”
    “What is your sin , my daughter? ”
    “I stole £5 from the husband’s wallet”
    “Say three Hail Mary’s and one Our Father and you’ll get absolution.”
    Another woman comes in and says
    “Forgive me Father for I have sinned”
    The priest says, ” What’s your sin, my daughter?”
    She says ” I gave a total stranger a blow job .”
    The priest looked down the list and can’t find blow job so he goes out into the church and sees the cleaner sweeping up and says “what does Father O’Reily give for a blow job?” and she says….
    “About £12.50 if I take me teeth out!!..😜

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