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  1. ‘The plastic items that will begin disappearing from tomorrow’| Newshub (30 September 2022)

    Apologies if this has ben posted before, but the ‘event’ seems to have escaped public notice.

    No doubt Parker and Sage are very pleased with themselves for taking actions to ‘Save the planet’, although in typical socialist polly fashion, they will probably have taken care to ensure that they’re not personally ‘inconvenienced’ ..

    https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1132029951023150

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    • Komata, yes I saw this last night and for a second thought I’d been asleep for months and awoken on April the 1st , but no it’s true , how are they gonna to pack all these products in fucking cardboard containers ?? I’m making a prediction that the most common reason Nzrs will be visiting their doctors by the new year will be explosive diarrhea and food poisoning ,meanwhile Cnutface is trying a set up a worldwide system to make it impossible to go on line with “false information” pointing out the absurdity of the decisions these morons are making on our behalf,..FFUUUCCKK.

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      • Re@0640

        Thank you; but Cotton Buds!! Really? And as for the much-maligned ‘Single use’ ‘Chinese takeaway’ containers! These are anything BUT ‘single use and indeed have a multitude of uses; just like the now-fondly recalled plastic bags.

        As ‘cotton buds’ are essential around very small children (And, I’m advised, are also an important part of women’s make-up kits) and sage has a small child and is apparently female, I’m sure that SHE will not be running short of such things.

        The phrase ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ does come to mind.

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      • 3 cheers for Aliexpress while they still allow the items in to the country. No doubt the Border Control programs will now focus on plastic bags, straws and button cods (loved that advert!).
        Does anyone know if dog poo in a paper envelope will make it through the Post system to Parliament or do I have to use a cardboard box in future?

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    • Komata,

      Meanwhile, overseas in countries that mind their own business, and don’t hog the media using mentally challenged emotionally unstable, emotionally abused Swedish children or fear porn, have thriving and profitable industries taking all waste plastic and recycling it into tiles, corrugated roofing, road surface, and other useful resilient items.

      And when I mean all waste plastic I mean all waste plastic. The bottles, and the caps or lids they normally tell you are not recyclable, all recyclable and non recyclable plastic grades. Even the very thin clear “non-recyclable” plastics, and the “non-recyclable” plastics that our womble greenies with mental hard-ons are banning right now.

      With this observed recycling process they even bother removing labels or residue as these disintegrate during the recycling process. 100% recycling.

      The angry brat called Greta can stamp her feet, go through the floorboards and descend into the depths of hell, joining Rumpelstiltskin, Parker and Sage, never to be seen again. Their emphasis and agenda is a WEF/WTF induced one, which is all about banning plastics, not recycling them. Everything is recyclable, it is just a matter of figuring out how.

      Major inventions and scientific breakthroughs that lift up and empower mankind, and that solve the problems of survival and our planet, NEVER come out of govt organizations or institutions. It is always private individuals that see a problem to be solved and find a solution. Not some bureaucrat that thinks they can control the tides with a petition. Those individuals fire up the gray matter containing intelligence called a brain, and find a solution. The same intelligence that WEF/WTF are trying to kill off with vaccines and propaganda until be are useless non-thinking slaves, programmed to do their bidding.

      We don’t need to worry about going down the rabbit hole and joining Alice in a nutty world. We are already in that nutty world, and we need to climb out of the rabbit hole and back to reality, one person at a time.

      Who can you wake up and save today?

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      • Don’t worry, when Europe starts freezing, all this climate shit going to be forgotten. You tell some angry Pole or Kraut that they need to do their bit for Global Warming while trying desperately to stay warm this winter as they ferret for the last dry twig in the forest…..

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      • Maybe some seed money, in research & development, but are they truly weaned off government subsidies?
        https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/partners
        Now will these industries be relying on other laws, regulations & mandates to be competitive & supposedly UN-WEF sustainable?

        rol, also to keep warm, in desperation, scrounging & gathering plastic to burn.
        Later just what damage does that do to health, when compared to the natural organic wood & twigs. 🙂

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        • The Future Post product is a great one. Not need to go through the H4 treatment process etc. Not sure if they would be strong enough for retaining wall.

          There is a company in Auckland producing a product to put in concrete –apparently it makes the concrete lighter but also stronger. I read about them a few years ago, not sure where they are at now but they should be booming especially if they are selling it to South East Asia and China —those countries produce mountains of concrete every day.

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          • Ross, I heard about something similar to this yesterday by someone who has viewed the process, and spoken to those that developed the process who built a house using it, and was approved. Very strong and weight is up to 70% lighter.

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  2. So, the unmarried mother, this country’s Prime Minister, Ardern came and took your Firearms off you, abetted by the NZ Police.

    She has used the fake and dishonest “Christchurch Call”, whatever that may be, to demand stricter Firearms License requirements. and destroying the rights and enjoyments of law abiding citizens of this country.

    Ardern is a lying bitch because it is not the law abiding citizens using firearms illegally. Her own Government Department has exposed her further as a lair and the most dishonest Prime Minister this country has ever seen.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/exclusive-1000-plus-armed-offenders-squads-call-outs-this-year-police-officers-feel-inadequately-trained/WJ7TEMQSGXNUKAMWYAWZH4YWXE/

    FJA

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  3. It’s been raining all night in Hawke’s bay.
    Never known anything like it.ground is already soaked and growers having a real battle with getting anything done at all.
    If that’s not enough we have dictator who is undermining every aspect of our lives by implementing theUN agenda and chasing a fictitious threat.
    She is one of the lead criminals .
    I see the gateway pundit referred to her as ‘marxist’ yesterday and since the frightening speech to the UN more international media are picking up on cruel liar.
    I have kept saying we need an election and despair about the deranged depths that will reached legislatively with still another year to go.
    Kiwis should be up in arms but they continue in their dreamworld , some still mesmerised by this nasty narcissistic numbed brain nutter.
    Thank god ( just this time Nasska) for the insane deplorables that come here and help us get through the day.

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      • Some people can’t just be nice.
        Why ya picking on me.
        I’m not the cow farmer polluting the worldwith is methane making moo;oos, driving his diesel tractor polluting the world making the oil barrons rich disrupting the l;oical schools and so on.
        And actually you should give me more medals for standing up and pissing off the socialists and cindy the bitch.

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        • Fire is a good servant, but a dangerous master.
          Fire bans, for what it does naturally, like in Australia?
          Do we ban it?

          Alcohol is a good servant, but also a very bad master.
          Is he drinking too much? Drinking the wrong things?
          Ban drinking? or ban alcohol?, so who deems what is essential?

          Oil is a good servant, and can be used for bad things.
          Ban it? “Stop Oil” as per touched on by BGR. DailyMail link.

          Face book can be a good servant, but a bad master
          Just like twitter having a large % of bots.
          Ban for what has become an invaluable tool as in trade & business.
          All things can be used for good or bad, even the humble carrot or stick.

          Lets save the world, has become, lets ban people, except for …..

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  4. The weasel words Government Departments, Health Workers, Politically Correct Wankers and others use just shit me.

    This is what was once a District Health Board said about a lady who a follower of “The Religion of Peace” murdered in Christchurch.

    ‘Waka’s murder, which Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury (formerly the CHDB) has described as a “serious adverse event”

    No it wasn’t “a serious adverse event” for Mrs Waka. It was straight out murder of a beautiful law abiding woman, going about her lawful business, by a Lunatic, Zakariye Mohamed Hussein, 37, who was on community leave from Hillmorton Hospital – where he was the subject of an order under the Mental Health Act – when he murdered Laisa Waka on June 25, as she walked home from work.

    Because the Health Authorities could not do their job properly and look after a mentally unwell person, as a result Mrs Waka was murdered and the Health Authority has the audacity and indecency to term her murders as “a serious adverse event.”

    How absolutely disgusting are the people in the Health System to belittle what has happened to Mrs Waka, her tragic end and really by using the whitewashed terms “a serious adverse effect” sweeping her death under the carpet.

    The politically correct people who use terms to describe murder as “a serious adverse event” are below contempt and when they themselves go at the end of their life, there is a special place for them where they never get any peace.

    I detest them.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/130033249/killers-psychiatrist-warned-about-critical-situation-at-forensic-unit-months-before-murder

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  5. Straw poll.

    Who thinks that there should be the National Anthem in Maori? Should it be first? Am I a curmudgeon? Can a woman be a curmudgeon?
    Apparently not ‘we’ are termed a termagant. New word for the day.

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  6. CRY ‘HAVOC!’ AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR…

    Michael Hill jewellery store in Albany mall was smashed with hammers on Friday night as people nearby ate dinner.

    Eyewitnesses report a group of masked thieves smashing cabinets at the Michael Hill branch at the Westfield mall.

    An eyewitness said they saw five police officers guarding the store after the incident, and they could see at least four display cabinets had been smashed.

    Shocking that they will break in and burgle a place during daylight hours. They have no fear of being caught or of consequences it seems.

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    • Now the interesting line “A witness said the incident took place at 7pm in front of “hundreds of people”.”

      Surely “Hundreds” of people could have surrounded these louts and dealt to them, or were they all just filming it for their Facebook Profile? I know carrying sidearms is a vexed issue, but I think if this had happened in Downtown Texas, there would be a few morgue vans in attendance and few people restocking their ammo supply…..

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    • RM, “11 secret herbs and spices” reminds me of one of the great quotes in his last ever radio interview, Col Sanders (1890 – 1980) said this.

      “Name another white man whose put more bones in a black girls mouth?”

      Could not ask the same question today.

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  7. Labour can’t get anything right.

    Complaints to Health and Disability Commission up by 25 percent
    I https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/10/complaints-to-health-and-disability-commission-up-by-25-percent.html

    Complaints about medical misadventure have shot up, putting huge pressure on investigators and causing big delays for victims.

    The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is facing what it calls an “unprecedented” influx of complaints. The number coming through the door is up 25 percent, causing a logjam.

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  8. Daniel Logan Laidlaw VC (26 July 1875 – 2 June 1950), nicknamed “The Piper of Loos”, was a Scottish soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, for his actions during the Battle of Loos in the First World War.

    Laidlaw served with the Durham Light Infantry in India where he received a certificate for his work during the Bombay plague epidemic of 1898. He then transferred as a piper to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and in 1912 he transferred to the reserve.

    Laidlaw re-enlisted on 7 September 1914 and was appointed acting Corporal before leaving to serve in France in February 1915.

    Laidlaw was 40 years old, and a piper in the 7th Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army during the Battle of Loos in September 1915 when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

    London Gazette, 18 November, 1915:

    “For most conspicuous bravery prior to an assault on German trenches near Loos and Hill 70 on 25th September 1915. During the worst of the bombardment, when the attack was about to commence, Piper Laidlaw, seeing that his company was somewhat shaken from the effects of gas, with absolute coolness and disregard of danger, mounted the parapet, marched up and down and played the company out of the trench. The effect of his splendid example was immediate, and the company dashed out to the assault. Piper Laidlaw continued playing his pipes till he was wounded.

    He received the VC from King George V at Buckingham Palace in early 1916. This was followed by two promotions, to Corporal and then Lance Sergeant by the end of 1917. In the same year, the French awarded him the Croix de Guerre, which was commonly awarded to members of allied armed forces for heroic deeds. He was demobilised in April 1919 and transferred to the Class Z Reserve later that month.

    MacRISSOLE’S COMMENT: Laidlaw sounds like the kind of guy who would have gone with Starving Artist and MacRissole to the Great Anti-lockdown Protests (2020-2022).

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    • I went to the protests in Hamilton so were Waikato Girl, and Ed was there, also Rachael Membery and her friends. I also had quite a few friends there we were very supportive of the protests. Its not just you Aucklanders who were leading the charge, there were protests in other places and as YSB supporters we were there in the Waikato. And I am sure there were many others from YSB in other places.

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  9. Locus of control.

    An internal locus of control: “I control the consequences of my behavior.”
    An external locus of control: “The consequences of my behavior are beyond my control.”

    When I hear someone say, “I asked for help, but they wouldn’t give it to me,” I always wonder what steps that person could have taken to take control of their own problem. Such a person seems to have been taught to feel helpless, and perhaps entitled to be looked after.

    Do you see this in certain people?
    What kinds of people seem to have an external locus of control?

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  10. This is a story to inspire you to reach for your dreams and NEVER give up.

    Many years ago, my mate’s missus came a close second in the Miss Porirua competition.

    Later that year she was beset by a long period of bad luck. She suffered years of drug and alcohol abuse and a series of eating disorders. She lost a leg and needed facial reconstruction surgery after a bad road traffic accident. Later, she suffered 90% burns in an unprovoked acid attack.

    Several of her teeth were knocked out and an eye gouged in a bitch fight outside a KFC Take-Away. The stress caused severe hair loss and facial warts. But she NEVER stopped believing. And then finally, last month, she was crowned Miss South Auckland 2022.

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    • Putin has been the greatest campaigner for NATO ever!
      Thanks to him, hitherto neutral countries are signing up.

      “Ukraine won’t be allowed to join Nato while the war continues. If it did, Nato would have to defend Ukraine under the mutual defence article and bring Nato countries into direct conflict with Russia. In simple terms, Nato would be at war with Russia.” (Not my quote)

      There are many different ways to defend a country without actually sending your troops in to fight.

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    • The blowing up of the oil gas system seems to be real action of war.
      Coming up is the civilian collateral damage, suffering, injured, & death when General Winter manoeuvres into place,
      Will there be a big lot of refugees, travelling to further south, & onward into Africa?

      At any time a ceasefire could be called for as a start. It has been happening, so the Ukrainians can pick up their dead & wounded.
      A truce can be called for, just to remain in positions.

      The politics, the policies, the errors, the flaws, of what is driving the war is not being openly debated.

      It seems to be accepted that Putin is mad & bad,
      No one seems to be really able to discuss Biden’s thoughts on the Nord oil pipeline.
      Even to test out just what mental capacity has Joe Biden got, let alone Kamala Harris.

      These modern times we have more ability to look at wider things, and the old meme of “Follow the Money”,
      The flaws in many men have not changed.

      Why were the Minsk I & II Not followed.
      They are finished now, and no lessons learnt.

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    • I don’t think it will involve Nukes though. Putin has no advantage if he lobs a Nuke first. Even though Biden is menattly capable pf doing so, I believe saner heads will prevail. Anyway if its a conventional war between NATO and Russia, I wouldn’t put bets on NATO winning. If it really got hot, China could decide to assist Russia. I imagine that many intelligent generals have looked at this scenario and decided its best avoided. At least, lets hope so.

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  11. Nice catching up with you trend setters at the Democracy NZ meeting last night. I had a chat with Lee Smith the first publicly named candidate for Taranaki/King Country after you left.

    I explained to Lee that YSB didn’t have lefty trolls, so she might find supporters here..

    That I didn’t want to sing the Maori version of the National Anthem because Maori language is being force fed. (I didn’t use to mind that).

    Pointed out missing apostrophes in slide show.

    Plus a few other things.

    Our kids attended school together so we knew of each other more than knew each other but when she was organising Groundswell meetings I actually contacted her to see if help was needed. It was a shame that at the time Groundswell and Anti-Jab protests seemed to be at cross purposes.

    She was saying that four parties approached her about standing for them, she had stood for the New Conservatives in 2020. I didn’t ask which other ones, but she chose Democracy NZ.

    She is hardworking and down to Earth. Nice to see the team coming together and awareness spreading like wonder about what has been being done to us all in God’s Own or is that God’s Zone by this Government.

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    • The fact that she was a “New Conservative” candidate & “mother of six” worries me. She has stood alongside some of the greatest fruitloops & religious nuts that this country has ever seen. eg Colin Craig, Larry Baldock, John Stringer.

      What impression did you make of her? Is she sincere or just determined to make it to Parliament so she can ram her standards down the throats of all? What is driving her…….religion or democratic principles?

      Thanks.

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      • Religion hasn’t come up but then it isn’t as much of an issue for me than it is for some of you.
        As Matt is aiming for his seat I think she will provide balance she is horrified at what is being taught in school, is a fan of trades training for those who aren’t academic, the party wants to give farmers a political home so that is Matt and Lee as a start.

        A Groundswell spokesman gave a presentation and he explained things very well, Matt would like him to join the team so I guess that is a wait and see.

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        • Her opinions re school agendas, trades training & providing a political home for farmers are all welcome. I don’t have a huge problem with a person’s personal religious delusions. It only becomes an issue when they inevitably try to impose their Skyfairy’s moral crap on all of us.

          It’s worth recalling that “conservative” is analogous to “religious nut” so anyone who has associated with them has to be seen as a potential Trojan horse.

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      • Unleashing the dogma’s, creating new labels.
        For the very faithful & true liberal, as no one else can stay truly on the path. 🙂

        ….. “Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed.
        Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion.
        And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape.
        We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as a truism.
        Now it has been disputed, and we hold it fiercely as a faith.
        We who believe in patriotism once thought patriotism to be reasonable, and thought little more about it.
        Now we know it to be unreasonable, and know it to be right.
        We who are Christians never knew the great philosophic common sense which inheres in that mystery until the anti-Christian writers pointed it out to us.
        The great march of mental destruction will go on.
        Everything will be denied.
        Everything will become a creed. …

        https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/912551-truths-turn-into-dogmas-the-instant-that-they-are-disputed

        So many creeds & hats to create & wear. 🙂

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    • …. Ardern is calling for an increase in the already outrageous amount of online censorship we are seeing with regard to the war in Ukraine.
      She explicitly said the war is “based on a lie”, and then went on to argue that people need to be stopped from circulating speech which lends credibility to that lie, ….

      ….. string of excuses we’ve been given by the western political/media class to censor the internet, with earlier justifications including Covid-19, election security, domestic extremism, and Russian propaganda …..

      ….. no longer pretending that it’s being done for our own good.
      Our wrongthink is the justification, in and of itself. …..

      ….. Free speech is not a “weapon of war”. It’s free speech. Either let us have it or stop pretending you value it.
      https://waikanaewatch.org/2022/10/01/caitlin-johnstone-condemns-comrade-jacinda/

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    • While noting that Ardern has sent military “Intelligence” officers to help kill Russians.
      Ardern has sent military armaments, plus troops to train Ukrainians to fire shells like into civilian cities like the Donetsk

      An interesting “what-aboutism” report
      https://www.hrw.org/report/2022/05/11/intense-and-lasting-harm/cluster-munition-attacks-ukraine

      2014 ….. a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city [Donetsk] with a peacetime population of more than one million, according to physical evidence and interviews with witnesses and victims. ……

      ….. add credibility to Moscow’s version of the conflict, which is that the Ukrainian national government is engaged in a punitive war against its own citizens. ….
      https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/world/ukraine-used-cluster-bombs-report-charges.html

      What about the truth Ardern?
      New Zealand & the Ukraine signed an agreement to not be part of using cluster bombs.
      Russia did not sign the agreement.
      Who is the biggest devious con-artist?

      It would seem that Ardern does not care for the Ukraine people or its soldiers, that are bleeding out.

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  12. Yesterday fruity blogged about kids not getting all their inoculations for different sickness.
    Are their parents been frightened and run away by all the covid shit.
    So will this have an effect on NZ public health in future generations!

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      • I disagree. Modern scientific medicine has produced wonderful vaccines which have given us vital protection against a range of deadly diseases and I thank my lucky stars for this.

        But the covid ‘vaccine’ isn’t one of these. It’s a biological genetic experiment which has been forcably inflicted on millions (billions?) of humans worldwide and the consequences will plague us for generations.

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        • And thats the problem EK, weve got some good vaccines and medicines that worked and now the world has deviated away from natures model of survival of the fittest.
          No longer does one need to be responsible for themselves, be fit, healthy and hygenic. Weve let the weak and genetically inferior breed more inferior humans into the gene pool that will need ever increasing reliance on vaccines and medicines to get through life. Those same weak people are why there was such fear of the unvaxxed through covid and why a majority wanted harsher treatment of us.

          You want to start fixing the worlds problems and avoid the scenarios of your animal farm and 1984 books?
          Easy start by abolishing medicine and healthcare, let people die and nature clean up the genepool.

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      • It is the stuffing around with the old vaccines, mixing the brews, and adding other parts to it, that I cannot trust now.
        I just want the old conventional tetanus shot; but I have to so much mixed in it, and be told to think of it as “saving the children”. WTF they have their own vaccine program of 50 shots before the age of 5. 🙁

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        • Edit as I timed out,

          …. for the American system it is 50 jabs.
          Here in the NZ system it is 15 and but it is more as it often in combos, a hidden way of increasing the number. for the NZ system.

          What gets me is the supposed modernizing of these vaccines, and also the changes in the “fillers” particularly the adjuvants, that is often devised to stimulate, kick in the immune system.
          https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule

          I have become more aware because of the Covid fiasco.
          Learning that there have been many other medicines wisely pulled after having been approved, besides Thalidomide, over 50 years ago.
          Since repurposed with appropriate cautions.

          Federation of State Medical Boards, FSMB of the USA, a private set up, that accounts to no one. No one can follow them, to even find their money source, but expenditure seems pretty good.

          That has moved on to being International known as International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA).
          In part this explains why the NZMA has taken dictatorial autocratic control over Doctors, and now serving a Private set up.

          I also figure that “Public Health” that is the people who train in this have also been subverted, as the old Doctors ethics have longed been dropped.
          https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/news/no-regrets-gp-academic-nzma-code-ethics-disappears
          Just note the short paragraphs, even though this needs ‘log in’ to read further.

          I did have to hand, the changes but now can not find.
          But many of will be aware & figure in seeing and now experiencing the difference, just what is called out in this link has really been principally changed.
          https://neac.health.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/NEAC/publications/ethical-principle-of-do-no-harm-and-industrial-action-may13.pdf
          Ashley Bloomfield ex Director General of Health certainly systemically gained on not granting exemptions to the jabb.
          Doctors being overruled, while teaching other Doctors the new principles of ethics.

          Groucho Marx is attributed with the quote, “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”

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    • Oh so has fruity begun to understand what happened yet?
      Is he questioning the narrative yet?
      Has he asked the Nats. why they supported cindy and the compulsory mandates and lock downs yet?
      Has he asked the Nats what they intend to do about all the Vax deaths, vax injuries or vax information yet?

      hmm I suspect not.

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  13. As we are going through 1984 as a lived experience now, I thought I would re-read the book which I studied at school.

    Well, blow me down. I just bought a combined volume of 1984 and Animal Farm on Kindle. The cost? Just 69 cents!
    😀👍✔️

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  14. So the rolling of eyes, the poking out of the tongue and aggressive gestures will bring children who want to wag school, back to school.

    Bollocks!

    Questions.
    Where are the Truancy Officers?
    Where are the parents who care about and value their children’s education?

    Answer.
    Nowhere to be seen.

    Whoever dreamed this crap up has no idea and they are educating this country’s children.

    https://www.teaomaori.news/haka-used-encourage-tamaki-truants-come-back-school

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  15. Little old woman on a bus, keeps giving the driver a peanut, every single time the bus stops. Being polite, the driver accepts each peanut, at each stop, and says, “ohh… thank you!”
    The very next morning, exactly the same happens.
    After the old dear passes him yet another peanut, at the 8th stop, he says to her, “ Well, thank you, my dear, but you must keep some for yourself, y’know? “
    The old dear answers, “ Oooh, NO! I can’t eat them myself, or they’ll play havoc with my dentures!”
    The driver says, “ So why do you BUY them, dear, then keep giving them to me?”
    The lady answers, “ Oh… I just like to suck the chocolate off of them.”

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  16. As one American commentator noted: “Deficits and debts don’t much matter if you borrow dollars but intend to pay back 50 cent pieces……then quarters……then dimes.”

    Inflation by design, as a means to “shrink” ballooning debt?

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      • Disinformation – is that a term from the hood, or Bob Marley?

        Her Information: “Yeah, I got all her information mate, now you can wine, dine and seduce her.”

        His Information: “Yep, I got all his information, so we now build the widget and take the widget market by storm.”

        Tis-Information: “No, no, it tis information man, tis not made up man, it’s true ma. Here, have another puff man, tis good stuff tisn’t it?”

        Dis-Information. “Man, dis information is as good as ya gonna get man. I had to break in and like take photo with dis camera to get this shit. I’m sure dis is what you need.”

        Merriam Webster Definition:
        “False information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.”

        “Son, verify all information for yourself. Do your homework. Compare it with what you already know to be true.

        Don’t believe anything just because someone says ‘I got it straight from the horse’s mouth.'”

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      • What is ‘disinformation’?

        Q. What is the difference between ‘disinformation’ and ‘mis-information’?
        A. Nothing, absolutely nothing. Reinforces the intended message from dl that she is the only source of truth?

        FJA

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  17. Australia’s Covid isolation rules scrapped

    Mandatory isolation periods for Covid-19 have been scrapped in Australia, following a decision by the country’s national cabinet.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/30/australias-covid-isolation-rules-scrapped/

    The changes will come into effect from October 14.

    The isolation period, however, will still apply to employees in vulnerable settings such as hospital workers and those in aged care.

    The decision to get rid of the mandatory isolation period will also mean the end of pandemic leave payments for affected workers, with the payments also ending from October 14.

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  18. You cannot make this shit up!

    5: Person must wear mask at certain health service premises

    (1)
    A person must wear a mask when they are at the premises of a health service unless—
    (a) the person is a patient or worker of the health service; or
    (b) the person is receiving residential care at the premises; or
    (c) the health service provided at the premises is 1 or more of the following:
    (i) a psychotherapy or counselling service:
    (ii) a mental health service:
    (iii) an addiction service.

    https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2022/0255/latest/LMS748432.html

    So translated:
    5: No Person has to wear a health mask
    So everyone is exempt from wearing a mask except burglars and ram raiders.

    “That’ll keep the numpties busy trying to decipher the fact the there are no longer any mask mandates without us actually stating it. Absolute fuckuperry! High five team.”

    Thanks to BFD for posting this.
    https://thebfd.co.nz/2022/10/01/things-that-make-me-go-hmm-272/

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  19. Oh dear, the Yanks waited until the mad kween had returned from the UN to NZ. Clearly not wanted

    Biden’s Pacific strategy heralds new engagement in region

    The White House today unveiled a Pacific strategy designed to bolster US engagement with more than a dozen island nations on issues including climate change and maritime security while pledging to expand the US diplomatic presence in the region.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/30/bidens-pacific-strategy-heralds-new-engagement-in-region/

    US to commit more aid to Pacific Island nationsPlay Video2:18
    The US will pour money and manpower into the region as they try to counter China’s growing influence.

    The Biden administration released its new strategy, as well as plans for US$810 million ($NZ1.42 billion) in new aid for Pacific Island nations, as President Joe Biden prepared to meet with leaders attending the US-Pacific Island Country Summit. The Democratic president was set to address the summit on Thursday (local time) and then host the leaders for a dinner at the White House. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with leaders yesterday at the State Department.

    Among the new initiatives the White House announced are plans to ask Congress to appropriate US$600 million over 10 years to support economic development and promote climate resilience efforts for Pacific fisheries and establish a regional mission of the US Agency for International Development in Suva, Fiji. The White House also reiterated previously announced plans to open embassies in the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Kiribati.

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  20. From Casey Costello ( Hobson’s Pledge).

    ” I am hoping you might indulge me as I write about the events of this week and how it demonstrates the dangerous path of division we are being forced down by a Labour Government controlled by its Maori caucus that is yet again demonstrating racist bullying that no other elected representatives could get away with.

    On Wednesday I discovered a new hero, something that is rare in New Zealand at the moment.

    ACT’s Karen Chhour demonstrated what it means to be a proud, dignified New Zealander who also represents Maoridom in a manner which is inspiring.

    In her fight to protect the rights of vulnerable children, she was attacked by an individual that can only be described as a bully and a thug.

    Supported by the derisive laughter of his peers, Kelvin Davis attempted to belittle the ACT MP, not by challenging the facts at issue, but by attacking her identity.

    >> Click here to watch the news coverage <<

    Sitting in the lofty heights as the self-appointed determiner of what Maori are and are not allowed to think and feel, he denied Karen Chhour her identity.

    Let us not forget that Kelvin Davis, before Labour came into Government, made it a bottom line that he would resign from Parliament if Charter Schools were scrapped. Charter Schools were quickly scrapped under the Labour Government and, demonstrating the backbone of an invertebrate, Kelvin fell silent on his bottom line, with his forty pieces of silver including the deputy leadership.

    Charter Schools were the most successful educational system for at risk and vulnerable Maori kids, achieving outcomes that were unprecedented. It seems, however, that once in government, Kelvin was not interested in what’s good for Maori; he’s only interested in advancing himself and a narrative of separatism.

    Let us not get bogged down in the need to achieve real benefit for Maori when we can instead deliver a bunch of virtue signalling nonsense that benefits only an elite class of Maori, who can slap each other on the back enjoying the success of bullying those who are trying to advocate for the vulnerable.

    But, of course, I will be classified by Kelvin as having the “vanilla lens” that prevents me for exposing a fraud and bully when I see one. I can’t possibly speak until, according to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party,  I “cross the bridge that is Te Tiriti o Waitangi” so I can get to understand my Maori world better.

    I wonder by whose measure the understanding of my “Maori world” is tested. After six years of advocating for equality of rights for ALL New Zealanders in my role with Hobson’s Pledge, the attacks on my right to speak as a Maori are truly water off a duck’s back. Unlike the Kelvins of this world, I don’t claim to speak for ALL Maori. I am not afraid of my views being challenged and I will debate the issues and demand accountability. I do not need to resort to name-calling and insults that belittle those who have a different point of view. But in Kelvin’s case, I have decided an exception can be made.

    Karen Chhour demonstrates the growing awakening of Maori who have tired of the bullies and thugs who claim to speak for “us”. She speaks for accountability, and demands delivery of better solutions without being distracted by this narrative that Maori are incapable of achieving on merit because of events that unfolded two hundred years ago.

    Yes, New Zealand can do better in protecting the vulnerable and improving outcomes but this takes serious conversations by intelligent people. And, despite Kelvin’s protestations, being Maori or not has nothing to do with your competency to find solutions.  

    The impact of Kelvin Davis’s actions is far greater than the offence from the insults in the House because he set himself above other Maori as the gatekeeper for te ao Maori, the Maori World View.

    And as you may have seen in the House, he was egged on and encouraged by his Labour caucus who took pleasure in their ability to decide who will be allowed into their exclusive club of Maoridom.

    So we now expose the truth of the Labour Maori caucus agenda: we are not being divided just by whether we are Maori or non-Maori, that is too simple. For being Maori, although undefined, now requires you to meet the standard set by Labour. The qualification to join this exclusive club is no longer whakapapa, it is whether you agree with the elected and self-appointed elite.

    In 14 years police service, mostly in South Auckland, I saw suffering and cruelty that I have carried with me throughout my life. One night after finishing duty, I remember being so distraught by a certain event that I went home to my mother for a quiet cry in despair about what I had experienced. I was saddened and in some way ashamed because it was a Maori family that had been the perpetrators of what had happened. I told her of my disgust and contempt for those involved and she gently reminded me “that is not Maori, don’t let bad people take away from you what you know to be true, you know what Maori is, Maori is Mama (my grandmother) and Dangy (my grandfather), always remember that.”

    And until Kelvin’s outburst I did.

    Because Kelvin wants to be the authority on what it means to be Maori, he will decide who has the right to speak. He will determine whether you have qualified to be Maori. According to Kelvin, those whom I experienced and assessed as being pure evil but who were living in the “Maori world” would be more qualified to speak for us. But those of us who he believes live in the “pakeha world” are precluded from being qualified to comment.

    But don’t forget that it is not as simple as qualifying under Kelvin’s test because if you do not advocate in agreement with Labour’s agenda then you will also be evaluated by Willie Jackson, the Minister of Maori Development, as “USELESS”. And to be clear, Willie is pictured in the House seated behind the Deputy Leader laughing his encouragement for the attack on Karen Chhour.

    This Labour Government has not achieved, in their five years in power, one positive shift in the dial for any measure of Maori outcomes. There have been no better education outcomes, no real reduction in homelessness and no increase in home ownership, no lifting out of poverty, no reduction in prison numbers, no enhancement to mental health………nothing. But rather than hanging their heads in shame or seeking better solutions, they double down, apparently believing the best form of defence is attack. Their failures are laid at the feet of systemic racism and colonisation.

    What a perfect scenario: you can be the Government of ineptitude and abject failure but protected from any accountability for that failure – “it’s not our fault, it’s colonisation”.

    So rather than be exposed as failures in the representation of Maori interests, the MP for Te Tai Tokerau, effectively the MP for Ngapuhi, just attacks a fellow Ngapuhi, for not being Maori enough to speak.

    And yes I know, through public pressure he has apologised and apparently, the giggling Labour MPs behind him are now reported as being the Labour colleagues that were unhappy with the comments. Too little too late!

    The rules of engagement have been defined and the penalty for this behaviour was evident in the Prime Minister’s embarrassingly weak evaluation of “he was wrong in his statements being just too personal.”

    Really, he was wrong because the comments were too personal? Come on………….

    Knowing Kelvin’s supporters will come after me and yet again criticise me for not being Maori enough to comment, I might soften the blows a bit when I mention that my great grandfather and Kelvin’s great grandfather were brothers.

    It seems in New Zealand we are not championing the aspirational words of Martin Luther King in that we are not seeking to have our children valued on the content of their character but rather judged on the subjective measure assigned by Kelvin Davis.

    But, to Karen Chhour, you are the representative New Zealanders need if we are serious about achieving better outcomes. You have my whole-hearted support.

    After receiving the apology, Karen replied with dignity that she hoped that there is a “pathway to move forward and have constructive debates in the future”. These words make Karen more qualified than Kelvin to be a representative of the people of New Zealand.

    Don’t let them divide us.

    Thank you for your support.

    Casey Costello

    Trustee
    Hobson’s Pledge "

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    • Thanks Ross12
      This is what comes to my mind, when I sing the first verse of the national anthem in maori.
      I voluntarily do that, as being my “Choice” and a respect to other maoris that I know, that want to grow New Zealand on for all of us.

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      • There are few opportunities to sing the National Anthem at all these days and it is and should all be about choice and what different things mean to different people and being able to disagree.

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        • Rachael, why would you sing the National Anthem in Maori. It has absolutely no relationship to the English wording.

          Here is the English version of the Second Verse, the Maori words and then the literal translation of the Maori words.

          Then tell me what bearing any of this has to the English words as written by Bracken.

          Men of every creed and race,
          Gather here before Thy face,
          Asking Thee to bless this place,
          God defend our free land.
          From dissension, envy, hate,
          And corruption guard our state,
          Make our country good and great,
          God defend New Zealand.

          Maori words.

          Ōna mano tāngata
          Kiri whero, kiri mā,
          Iwi Māori, Pākehā,
          Rūpeke katoa,
          Nei ka tono ko ngā hē
          Māu e whakaahu kē,
          Kia ora mārire
          Aotearoa

          Literal translation of Maori words of second verse.

          Let all people,
          Red-skinned or white-skinned,
          Māori or Pākehā
          Gather before you
          May all our wrongs, we pray,
          Be forgiven
          Live in peace
          New Zealand

          And don’t start me on the literal translation of the Maori words for verses 1,3,4 & 5 of the poem “God Defend New Zealand”. They are equally as bad.

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          • I didn’t, they played it at the Democracy NZ meeting and i told Lee that I didn’t like it, that doesn’t mean that everyone has to agree with me.

            It didn’t use to bother me but it does now. Regardless of the translation. I don’t agree that everything English has to be bastardised but that anything Maori is sacrosanct.

            Simpleton1 said that he liked it. People are allowed to disagree, but I felt it was forcing people to sing it, just like we are being forced to speak it.

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      • Same page 🙂
        Nor is it to bend others to my view point, agree to disagree. 🙂
        Freedom! Freedom to all ! even to the unwitting captives, if they want it.
        Do not imprison others into the cell.

        Now my rant is entering into a creed, a dogma 🙂

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  21. The Apocalypse is now.

    It is just ‘the waiting’ for the four Celestial Horses called ‘Conquest’, ‘War’, ‘Famine’ and ‘Death’ to gallop across the heavens…

    According to the Brigs calculations the probability of the Big Bomb this time is:

    P(BB) ≥ (([√-(p-b)^(bb)^2] x (e^(24h)) + X)

    Because P(BB) is greater than Y Nuclear War is inevitable!!!

    We are truly fckued.

    It’s time to bunker down!

    The Brig has been busy – the garden shed has been converted into the Brigadier’s Bunker. (This happened at the beginning of the COVID scam March 2020.)

    Only one YSB has been in the bunker: Mr SA who will confirm that it is an excellent bunker for Brigadier Rissole and his grubby habits, but utterly hopeless at providing any shelter from a thermonuclear device. It may however, keep the Brig from annoying Mrs Rissole or Edith.

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    • IT’S STARTED!!!

      RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!

      Update from Behold Israel

      – Putin

      The war has only begun. Israeli intelligent company has photos of nuclear bombers in Russia, ready. We are on the edge of bigger war, according to Putin’s speech at a recent big ceremony.
      Putin says, just like America, I am ready to use nuclear weapons. China is on my side. North Korea is on my side. India also. Etc. He said Ukraine is not the end of this war. He is fighting for a new world order. He said the world wanted to break down the spiritual strength of the Russian people. We will defend our land and use all possible means against the west. The US was the first to use bombs, twice. (Paraphrased)

      He says, we know who bombed the Nord stream pipe and know who is benefitting from it.

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      • Wouldn’t it be great if Trump got in his plane and flew over to some “neutral” place in Eastern Europe and started proper peace negotiations.
        It would blow all the lefties’ and elite’s minds..They would not know where to hide if he succeeded.

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      • It’s hard to believe that people felt the need to build bomb shelters but I’ve actually seen one in the front yard of a farmhouse not far out of Woodville. It was built in 1942 when no-one was too sure whether Japs were going to invade NZ as a prelude to attacking Australia.

        It was two rooms each of about 2 metres square & you could stand up in it. Built of concrete & scrap steel reinforcement with about 600mm of earth covering over the top. The old boy responsible for constructing it was a decorated WW1 Irish officer.

        I wonder if the current residents know what lies under their lawn.

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        • Grandpa worked in the Wellington Shell Oil office so would have been very aware of what was happening in Europe. Who would have thought within two generations we’d be living with nozis trying to kill us again.

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          • Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Much of the blame can be laid at the feet of educationalists here & overseas whose ceaseless endeavours to make history the most boring, irrelevant subject imaginable turned off hundreds of thousands of potentially interested students.

            As an example every year of my short college life found us studying the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria as the cause of WW1. A retarded guinea fowl would know that it was the flashpoint as opposed to the cause but if you couldn’t be bothered with learning the precise time of the event you went down the “History” assembly line of education stopping only to collect a “failed” designation. Inspiration was in short supply.

            Now everything is ignored in favour of Maori mythology & rewritten history bent to conform to current interpretations of the Treaty.

            There is no reason for hope of improvement.

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        • Nasska…Drove past a road sign between Mossman and the Daintree in FN Queensland that indicated to an historic WW2 bombing site. Didn’t venture there but later queried a local in Cairns about it who gave me a yarn about an OZ army base being hit.

          Looked it up later and it related to a bomb jettisoned onto a paddock by a Japanese bomber, exploding and damaging a nearby farm house. That was in 1942 so news of it might have spooked your Woodville bomb shelter builder into thinking the Japs were into targeting isolated farm houses.

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          • There’s an excellent Wikipedia article on the bombing of Darwin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Darwin Even allowing for normal wartime censorship & propaganda the attack coming four days after the fall of Singapore would have put the wind up the most complacent Kiwi citizen. Additionally there were sightings of Jap submarines.

            As with Australia the creme of our fighting men were being sacrificed doing the fuck useless Pom’s shitty defence work for them leaving NZ totally unprotected. The Aussies recalled their forces from the West but not us. Instead we relied on the USA but they were months away.

            It’s probably a bit far fetched for a central Wairarapa cocky to start building a bomb shelter but wars aren’t known for the logical decisions they inspire.

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            • Nasska….the Wiki link only touched on the most disgusting behaviour of the Aussie servicemen after the attack….The Aussie govt came out recently to call the SAS incident in Afghanistan as the most despicable episode in Australian military history but forgot about the “Adelaide River Stakes” as do most Australians until I remind them about it…https://airminded.org/2012/03/03/commemorating-the-adelaide-river-stakes/
              The commander of the RAAF station did order his airmen to remove to ‘half a mile’ down the road and then ‘half a mile’ into the bush, but that can’t explain where the AWLs ended up: some to Batchelor, a distance of 61 miles (100 km) from Darwin; others to Adelaide River, 70 miles; one to Daly Waters, about 385 miles; and one man, infamously, made it all the way to Melbourne, around 1950 miles as the crow (or bomber) flies.

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              • I’ve read other articles that reckoned that the officers were totally disorganised & failed in every way to lead their men.

                Still, it was a very low point for the otherwise brave Australian armed forces.

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                • Once the Japanese took Timor there were bombing raids not just on Darwin but Wyndham, Broome and as far down as Port Hedland.
                  At low tide in the Broome harbour you can still see the remains of flying boats (Catalina’s and Dorniers) destroyed by the bombing. I read an interesting account of that attack in the Broome Museum….it occurred just after flying boats of the Dutch Air Force landed there from Jakarta loaded up with diamonds that had been taken there to avoid falling into the hands of the Japanese and which in turn had been taken to Jakarta to avoid Nazi pillage of them back in Holland. Apparently, these were still on board when hit and later found their way into the hands of local ‘beach combers’. A detective was sent up from Perth to investigate and some of the diamonds were recovered…by chance a Dutch air force member happened to be cleaning his machine gun at the time of the attack on the air field and was able to get it into action hitting and damaging a Zero that didn’t make it back to base.

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                  • Only the Battle of the Coral Sea stopped it getting a lot worse. If the Aussies hadn’t stopped the Japanese advance over the Kokoda Trail their citizens would have been pounded.

                    From what I’ve read the Japanese High Command was essentially split between the Army & the Navy. The former were all for invading Australia but the Navy refused to commit on the basis of logistics which were already stretched to breaking point.

                    Which in hindsight is comforting but at the time the fear of invasion would have been very real.

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                    • Nasska…Interesting driving about the Northern Territory and northern WA and coming across the various sites of old WW2 airfields, military bases and watching stations. Hard to believe that a country the size of Australia could be invaded, let alone held.

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                    • Nassaka, not long ago I drove down the Mt Lindesay Road from Tenterfield through towards Stanthorpe on the NSW / Queensland Border.

                      Not far out of Tenterfield at a place called Thunderbolts Hideout are massive WW2 Anti Tank Traps which cover a long area through the Great Divide.

                      I took photos of these as they were most impressive.

                      The Australians were very concerned the Japanese would invade both Brisbane and Sydney from the North once they had taken Darwin, hence the Anti Tank Traps along the Great Divide.

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          • Mum told me that as a child at the time the country had been “warned that the Japs were coming”. They were warned the women and children would be separated from the men and raped. Lucky the Yanks got involved.

            She had a large puzzle of the Pacific Ocean with Japanese planes and all the Islands that had been defended. It was tricky as most of it was ocean. Wish I’d kept it.

            In the 70’s up in northland there was a house being renovated and the builders uncovered Japanese flags hidden in the wall lining. The owner organising their show of allegiance.

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          • Should anyone wonder why I despise the Poms & hate them more than Nazi Germans I wasn’t born when a stinking, cringeworthy NZ Labour Prime Minister said:

            …….Both with gratitude for the past and confidence in the future, we range ourselves without fear beside Britain. Where she goes, we go. Where she stands, we stand. We are only a small and young nation, but we are one and all a band of brothers and we march forward with union of hearts and wills to a common destiny.”………

            But I was here in 1961 when the scummy treacherous bastards announced:

            ……” that it was seeking to join the European Economic Community (EEC).”…….

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  22. When is ardern returning to the un?
    Is clarkenfurhrer going with her?
    Will clarkE get his ankle bracelet removed, so he can carry the handbag?
    Is the her private jet serviceable, or is she going commercial?
    How many staff are going?

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  23. Toko (if you’re still around)

    NZ’s roll in the Pacific theatre of WW2 has always interested me in particular the lives of signalmen of whom my father was one. The internet has enabled some of the memories of those who took part to be stored. Should you have time you may enjoy this low key account of the goings on in Bougainvillea where NZ sailors did their bit:

    https://rnzncomms.org/salter/

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    • “NZ’s roll in the Pacific theatre of WW2 has always interested me….”

      Likewise, and a bit hard not to be with a large framed print of a painting showing an Island airstrip being constructed amongst the palm trees, complete with lined up fighters, army graders and bulldozers, a beached barge with soldiers in waist deep water unloading supplies from it, that hung front and centre on the wall of my child hood bedroom.

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