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    • I have some sympathy for that view. Today’s dope is many times stronger than the 60-‘s and 70’s stuff. which is the dreams of you old fellows.

      But I guess I will be beaten up over that. IMHO banning won’t make things better but regulating the stuff for strength is a more viable option.
      We do it for alcohol; which we will never ban despite their best efforts.
      We are doing it for housing.
      We do it for cars, smell the electric.
      We do it for all manner of things and once used to do it for the humble pie and the loaf of bread.

      Minimizing the harm is the best we can do.
      We have done that with smoking with a degree of sucess.

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        • Yes, I have a lost nephew. about 40 – started on fishing boats and now completely gone/nuts unless he stays on his medication which he doesn’t. Has now lost contact with everybody, no longer sure whether alive or dead.
          FJA

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          • I’ve lost contact with a half brother, Phil. He was my mother’s first. She was pregnant by her fiance who died in a construction site accident. My grandfather, a strict Catholic, immediately packed her off to a convent and the baby was adopted out. My mother was never the same afterwards, despite her subsequent marriage and family. The half brother was eventually found and successfully integrated into the family unit, but he too was a little fragile. Then in the last few years he got into the strong stuff. He became increasingly erratic, started beating his wife, then walked out on her, the house, his business (he had a truck with which he collected scrap metal). Now none of us are in contact with him, and we don’t know where he is or what state he’s in.

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        • Never touched the stuff. Never did, never will.

          I had a female relative who smoked it a few of times a week to deal with the side effects of lithium, which had been prescribed years earlier for excessive mood swings, irrationality, impulsive shopping sprees, inappropriate behaviour. etc. She was insistent she only took up smoking dope, as a consequence of the lithium side effects.

          One day, after a long conversation, and asking pertinent questions to get her to remember, it suddenly became apparent that the dope smoking had started some time before the mood swings.

          A few times she had tried to wean herself off lithium, and she would increase smoking to “calm her nerves”, and get worse.

          The solution was simple. She went cold turkey on the dope, and then wound down the lithium. Outcome, addicted to neither, and no mood swings.

          I’ve also worked with people with the habit, and workplace accidents or having to fix stuff ups were common.

          You could be talking to one chap, and he would mentally go into “suspended animation” for a few seconds. Still breathing and standing up, just a vacant look on his face, and not responding to communication. He would then “come back”, and say “where we we? I got lost there”. Not cool especially as he often drove the truck on outside jobs.

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      • Viking, “you old fellas” a mate of mine and I used to buy caps of hash oil off another friend that was a seaman that traveled between NZ and Asia on a Monthly basis,stupidly we decided one day to warm a cap and spread the entire contents on the outside of an already outrageous fat joint and attempt to smoke the whole thing between us, I have no idea how long it took but my girlfriend at the time came home hours later and found us both still on the couch ,embarrassingly we had both pissed ourselves and still couldn’t stand up without help , although I agree that the dope available now is much stronger, a couple of years ago one of my customers gave me a joint which I put down on my launch at the back of my house ,weeks later I remembered it and had a good go at it and could not cross the walkway from my jetty to the boat for about 2 hours .
        My Mrs reckons I’m to fucking old to be smoking dope and I agree with her,,

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  1. I was reading an interview with my first real boss .
    We have the Knowledge Bank here in the bay where they are collecting historical information..
    Ron was fascinating to me and I had a special admiration for him.
    Any how his wife was catholic and he was never religious.
    His son said on his death bed he told his wife he would turn catholic.
    She asked why and he said that would mean one more dead catholic.
    He taught me about shares and tol me interesting tales when I was a young fella.
    Great guy.

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    • Chuck, as my old Granny used to say, you either had a Dick or a Mick.

      I guess in S. Lal’s (him/it/they/them/was/not) case, it once had a Dick and maybe it now doesn’t.

      But I think, Mr Luxon (I guess with a Dick) is right and S Lal (was/him/her/now/it) is just a crying sop who does not like someone with a different point of view to him/her/it/they/them/really.

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    • Well that is a leading question, what if there is? If there are they are just being people.

      Same for different ethnicities.

      I don’t tend to think about people in those terms unless they are being a wanker.

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    • Haha, poor mentally ill snowflake thinks the majority of nz give a shit.
      Stick with the greens or labour party, lets be honest that freak thats having a whinge was never in a million years going yo vote for right or centre right party.

      Shaneel can do nz a favour and work harder at becoming a suicide stat, what a waste of oxygen keeping something like that alive.

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    • Jeeessshh some many fragile souls in the alphabet circus. I have a few gay friends. They’re more conservative than most gays, and I think in at least two instances don’t want anything to do with the activists. If they want to stand out, then do so, but shut the fuck up about it. No one gives a fuck if you’re queer, pan or something else out there.

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  2. The Herald would appear to be morphing into Stuff at an ever increasing rate. Shaneel Lal is a mentally ill person who is being used as a shock jock columnist to push a very twisted agenda against anyone who doesn’t agree with the Labour and Greens way.

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  3. There is plenty of truth out there, it just doesn’t come from accredited sources.

    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
    —H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women

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  4. I can’t say I’m a big fan of Dr Who, but nostalgia for the Tom Baker era of my childhood has led me to check in on the series from time to time. In my opinion Jodie Whittaker made quite a good Doctor, but it was the fucking crap woke storylines that tanked the whole enterprise, and led to the declining ratings you can read about on the internet.

    So what have they done? They’ve doubled down and regenerated the good Doctor as a black guy. I bet the woke bullshit stays too. I don’t rate the series’ chance of long term survival. Go woke, go broke.

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  5. Take note of this if you are needing planned surgery. If you require a blood transfusion following an accident may God help you.

    “Earlier this month (September 2022), the Red Cross admitted that they don’t label blood products as originating from COVID-19 vaccinated people or blood from unvaccinated people. The reason they don’t separate or apparently distinguish blood from COVID-19 vaccinated or unvaccinated people is because they believe that “the COVID-19 vaccine does not enter the bloodstream & poses no safety risks to the recipient.” ”
    https://vaccineimpact.com/2022/red-cross-admits-they-do-not-separate-vaccinated-from-unvaccinated-blood-mother-claims-baby-died-from-blood-clots-of-donated-blood/

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      • And the vaxx eventually flows with the blood. pass the brain barrier, & into the brain.

        …. Received: 31 August 2022 / Revised: 25 September 2022 / Accepted: 27 September 2022 / Published: 1 October 2022 …..
        ….. 76-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who died three weeks after receiving his third COVID-19 vaccination.
        The patient was first vaccinated in May 2021 with the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vector vaccine, followed by two doses of the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine in July and December 2021.
        The family of the deceased requested an autopsy due to ambiguous clinical signs before death.
        PD was confirmed by post-mortem examinations.
        Furthermore, signs of aspiration pneumonia and systemic arteriosclerosis were evident.

        However, histopathological analyses of the brain uncovered previously unsuspected findings, including acute vasculitis (predominantly lymphocytic) as well as multifocal necrotizing encephalitis of unknown etiology with pronounced inflammation including glial and lymphocytic reaction.

        In the heart, signs of chronic cardiomyopathy as well as mild acute lympho-histiocytic myocarditis and vasculitis were present.

        Although there was no history of COVID-19 for this patient, immunohistochemistry for SARS-CoV-2 antigens (spike and nucleocapsid proteins) was performed.
        Surprisingly, only spike protein but no nucleocapsid protein could be detected within the foci of inflammation in both the brain and the heart particularly in the endothelial cells of small blood vessels.
        Since no nucleocapsid protein could be detected, the presence of spike protein must be ascribed to vaccination rather than to viral infection.
        The findings corroborate previous reports of encephalitis and myocarditis caused by gene-based COVID-19 vaccines.

        [My emboldening]
        https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/10/10/1651

        Anecdotally for me, I have heard how Parkinsons Disease seems to reaffirm as + Parkinsonsism seems to speed up in a number of cases.
        Probably at this stage too small an area to study, as diagnosis is difficult, and there are about 5 stages.

        This is where monitoring, have an autopsy brings forth invaluable information, but thanks to the family in requesting that this be done, that incidentally found the Vaxx S-Spike, not only in the heart:— Also the brain.!

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    • Recently before surgery I was asked if I would have a blood transfusion should I need one. I did not consider that aspect of MRNA shit in the blood as I had made it very clear that I was not jabbed, I signed for one if I needed it, but after thinking about it I would not do that again. It was not something I had thought about. YIKES I could have had the dreaded MRNA shit in me. Fortunately I did not need one so all good here, I am still a pureblood whew

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      • LizzieP@1049

        You raise an interesting question:

        Where does all this place those of us (Including some of the membership here) who got the dreaded COVID-19 virus WITHOUT BEING JABBED??

        Because of a medical condition (No details), I was never, under any circumstances, going to get jabbed, but caught the ‘lurg anyway, so on that basis, being now apparently ‘infected’ (Though unjabbed) what am I to now call myself (and my blood, should I require some at some later point)?

        I’m now patently NOT a ‘pureblood’ , but exactly WHAT am I in that regard (Polite answers only please).

        As I said, an interesting question, since without being ‘legally’/ ‘verifiably’ vaccinated, I was unable to enter a variety of premises, and saying ‘Oh I caught it so I’m all OK’ was never received well by the various ‘Guardians of the Public Good’ who were stationed at doors around the town,. As in East Germany before the fall of the wall, ‘No papers, no entry’ was their dictum, to be rigidly-enforced, since ‘How dare you NOT have the necessary documentation, you agitator you’!’

        Thanks.

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        • I know the blood can be spun down to many varying levels.
          Like I think just the red Platelets so I guess others may just get the white platelets, then there is plasma.
          In the meantime they can just top up with saline, to fill some of the gap.

          Jehovah witness’s not taking transfusions of blood, seem to be willing guinea pigs, and actually has pushed research into aspects reducing blood loss, & finding other alternatives, of stretching things in being “bloodless”. 🙂

          Years ago I found out when I received blood, that it had no or very little iron, which resulted in me going on iron tablets, which dropped my iron levels too far down.
          Thinking now, I guess some Doctors would have thought that was ok as in part they deemed I was in danger from having blood clots.

          The government health system, dammed themselves from another point, by not allowing any testing for antibodies that have fought and now give natural immunity to Covid-19.

          Then the other big doubt is the PCR test that should never have been used for testing for disease, but perhaps the above anti-body testing, which was denied, should have been the confirmation point.

          Then the PCR test spun at excessive number of times, that the contagion was spun through academia specialists and amplified by the media.

          All a fairyland connived by this devious interconnected by our controlling autocratic & dictatorial Ardern-istic govt.

          My understanding, which may not be perfect of how the vaxx’s work.
          The mRNA vaxx is what makes one’s body load up mRNA & produce the S-spike protein, that then one’s body react to that specific part of that protein, supposedly to build up numbers that specific line of antibodies.
          As mentioned in another thread, supposed to be in only the delta muscle, and then tires out, closes down, with no left over effects. …. yeah right ….

          The S-spike protein is now considered the major problem, in creating the inflammation.
          One can not be absolutely sure the body always fully stops production of the S-Spike protein, and or what other damage the S-spike protein at a lower continuous or intermittent level may do.

          When will medicine get out of the clutches of the WEF-UN controls, and the $$$$ money flow of Big Pharma.
          Where the “Art of Medicine” “Nor to do harm” monitor, data, record, analyze, figure the pattern.and constantly do the OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) which actually is more military.

          After all the decision may basically be nothing, bearing in mind that some advice if wrong, should be more aligned with “Nor to do harm” as that is near weighing up just not only $$$$ cost(damage)/benefit.

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    • I’ve talked to a few “vaccinated village idiots”.

      No, no, they say, “the vaccine goes into the arm muscle and doesn’t go anywhere else.”

      Me: “why is that?”

      Village Idiot: “There are no arteries in your muscles”

      Me: “That’s right, no major arteries, just capillaries. Capillaries that carry the blood that carries the oxygen that allows your muscles to work. If your muscles had no oxygen, your arms and legs would be cardbaord cutouts. In fact all your muscles and tissue would be. And you couldn’t live.”

      Village Idiot: “No the doctors can’t be wrong.”

      Me: “If your theory was correct, no-one bitten on the leg (muscle) by a deadly poisonous snake would die. But they do. In fact no matter where on the body you get bitten, by a deadly snake, without an antidote you will die. It might take a few minutes or hours, but you will. And deadly snake venom direct into your arteries or veins produce almost instant death.”

      Every diabetic who uses insulin, is told to inject into belly fat or leg muscle. And the insulin slowly releases into the rest of the body. Injecting into fat or muscle does not stop something circulating. It merely slows the rate at which it circulates.

      Anything that is injected, especially something for which the body does not have a current defence for, and needs to develop a defence for, will circulate. And there is no guarantee that everyone’s body will develop a defence against the unknown cocktail of compounds in the DNA vaccine.

      Except in rare cases, the human body appears incapable of developing a defence against narcotics, snake bites, black widow and white tail spider bites, and in many cases wasp or bee stings, and in a growing percentage of the population eating kiwifruit and / or peanuts.

      When I saw on Pravda TV people getting injected with the vaccine and then some wankers saying the vaccine does not leave the muscle, I thought village idiots. But to hear doctors saying it, you have to assume that they were either paid well and repeating the marketing hype, or that percentage of “professionals” who get their qualifications by rote learning, but who are incapable of intelligent critical thinking.

      A few good doctors I know, after hearing the statement about “vaccines not leaving the muscle”, took about 3/4 of second before saying “it was utterly wrong, and contradicts everything we know to be true from our training, and how vaccines work. They have to circulate for the body to develop a defence”.

      And “if the vaccine stays only in the muscle, how are all the ‘normal’ side effects elsewhere in the body a sign the vaccine is working?”

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      • “When I saw on Pravda TV people getting injected with the vaccine and then some wankers saying the vaccine does not leave the muscle,”

        On that basis Dylan, it is good to know that everyone that got jabbed, only got “Vaccinated” in one arm muscle and not the rest of the body. Good oh!

        I am glad Cindy is not banging on about misinformation then from her own State owned enterprise.

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    • Thanks to all commentators here, and Dylan’s Hunt summary.

      “They believe” based on what?
      Discard their own knowledge? experience? & reason?
      Sold out !

      It made me think of “witch-doctorey” from much of our systemic heath departments.

      Just how academia have groomed so many to go along with the sophisticated voodoo, to mask things in public health & the new ethics, owned by collective thought.
      Then the media doing the loop circle of the supposed credential where “correct knowledge” can only be true.
      Another part that were well paid, to not look further,

      So many of the general public that trusted in all New Zealand Medical Universities, academia & the systemic public-health bureaucracy in the change in ethics to the “holistic collective” gilded with great myths of maori scientism, with no accountability as reproduced by media in terrorism form.

      Many people have been too busy working, paying tax, taking care of family, & trusted the government, of the “smiling compassion” so could not see any reason to look, research, consider, that the truth is not being told.
      So it is natural to accept that not only Ardern, but other bureaucrats who supposedly work, have the job to check things out have done their job.

      It is why for such a long time no autopsies were done, and if so well delayed, nor properly researched.
      If one does not look for unusual things, put into a data base, do not analyze, so that patterns can be seen, that can raise more questions, or confirm what has supposedly figured out.

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      • Thanks Simpleton1.

        If one does not look for unusual things, put into a data base, do not analyze, so that patterns can be seen, that can raise more questions, or confirm what has supposedly figured out.

        You are right, but in most cases you don’t need even need databases, complex analytics, or sophisticated pattern observations. You just have to have had lived life, and not killed your memory or brain cells with alcohol or drugs.

        You just need the ability to think and process what is happening as you go through life. Unfortunately the schooling system teaches us what to think, not how to think.

        As a child I watched Daktari and other programs, and read National Geographic, and as I grew up more nature and science programs, and lots of books. On those programs a tranquilizer dart would be used to tranquilize an animal. The dart might hit them in the leg or tough skin on the back, yet still render the animal comatose in short time.

        I also learnt about about primitive pygmy tribes with blow darts that could kill no matter where in the body they landed. There was a lot of science to learn in the National Geographic aside from gawking at the breasts of naked African women.

        And of course snakes bites.

        So intrinsic in those examples was the premise that a chemical, poison, or vaccine, in one part of the body affects the rest of the body.

        I had several tetanus vaccines, either scheduled, or as a result of childhood misadventures, and marveled at how being injected in one part of the body protected me when the dirty injury was somewhere else. I stepped on a big rusty nail in a plank of wood as was whisked away to the doctor. I had to ask why if my foot was injected, was I jabbed on the upper thigh? Because the infection will spread throughout the body as the vaccine needed to so the same.

        Also, I used to ask my parents questions – like how does a tranquilizer work? or listening to the doctor explaining things.

        So observing the vaccine needle being injected into the muscle and the narrative “it won’t leave the muscle”, contradicted a lifetime of learning, and was about as believable as being told that the moon was made of green cheese.

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    • Alice, You Tube have labelled this Video as “Harmful Content”.

      Is it the content of what the Commentators are discussing harmful, or the violence perpetrated in the UK by everyone called “Mahommed” and them being a good upstanding British gentleman just going about his daily business of stabbing Police Officers, or is YouTube’s concern that it is two white gentlemen commenting on events by bad bastards in the UK?

      Well worth a watch.

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  6. Worth reading ( I think)

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/heather-du-plessis-allan-national-needs-to-watch-its-hand-with-act-holding-the-cards/GVFBYG22RH7TGGQ2QKMCB6ZYTA/

    t’s worth reading what Act says it’s planning to do after the next election. Because if things stay the way they are, Act will be doing a lot of it. And Act’s
    ideas might impact you more than National’s.
    Yet another poll this week predicts National and Act will win 2023. It’s the 20th poll saying that this year.

    1 News-Kantar’s poll has National on 37 per cent and Act on 9 per cent.

    That’s on the low side of what the polls have been giving Act. On this year’s polling, Act could be bringing 20-25 per cent of the votes to that government.

    That gives Act a lot of bargaining power in coalition negotiations.

    If the party is smart, it’ll expect a quarter of the vote to translate to a quarter of the Cabinet positions.

    But more importantly, it’ll expect a number of big policy wins. And Act has a very clear idea of what it wants to do. It’s been prepping for the last two years.

    The party reckons it’s already released eight policy documents, four Covid policy papers and two fully costed alternative budgets. Act’s leader consistently has a clear position on everything from crime to co-governance to the cost of living.

    If Act implements even one policy fully, it’ll be the closest thing to a proper shake-up within that sector since Rogernomics.

    Act wants to cut the numbers of public servants back to 2017 numbers, from 62,000 to 48,000. That’s a huge cut. The money we’d save on endlessly increasing and unproductive bureaucrats would be enormous.

    Party leader David Seymour is obsessed with education. He blames our increasingly poor school system for us constantly falling further behind Australia and further away from pretending we’re still a first-world country.

    Seymour’s charter schools are small beer compared to what he’d like to do. If he has his way with education it’d mean a complete overhaul of the mediocrity we’re now accepting. He plans to cut Education Ministry staff by half, reward our exceptional teachers and — here’s the bold idea — give each child an account of $12,000 a year to spend on their education.

    Parents will decide how to spend that money on educating their children: early childhood education, private school, public school, university, tech training. If the parents aren’t happy with the school, they can decide to move their child, using this fund.

    Act also wants to tackle our simmering national identity debate head-on. The party wants a referendum on co-governance. They also want the country to decide (rather than have it quietly imposed on us) whether we want to be two distinct camps of tangata whenua and tangata tiriti, or all just Kiwis. Either by design or by accident, the party has protected itself against being labelled racists. Thirty per cent of their caucus is Māori. Seymour whakapapas to Ngāpuhi.

    Act obviously won’t get to call the shots post 2023. Traditionally, minor parties get a few wins here and there and it’s the major party running the show. But there’s a good chance Act will hold the cards this time.

    The size of Act’s possible vote counts in its favour.

    So does the fact that Seymour apparently isn’t hung up on ministerial posts. If he doesn’t get what he wants, he’s reportedly happy to walk away, sit on the cross benches and force National to negotiate every piece of legislation.

    But most importantly, it’s clear Act’s a lot more prepared for government than National. While Act’s been pumping out fully thought-through policy documents, National’s been selecting leaders. National’s still trying to explain whether it’ll cut taxes or not. It is several years behind Act in prep.

    Even when it does eventually release policy, National probably won’t have big ideas. It’s a party of managing the status quo with small changes. There’s every chance Act will bring many of the policy changes.

    It doesn’t look like National’s expecting an assertive Act.

    Chris Luxon’s already ruled out giving Seymour the Finance Minister’s job. It’s a bold call before even knowing how the chips will fall. He’s also ruled out a co-governance referendum. Awkwardly, the referendum is a bottom line for Act.

    National’s behaving like it expects a compliant minor party partner. It might need to rethink that. Unless the polls change, Act might have significant power in post-election negotiations.

    So, it’d pay for all of us to read up on what they’re planning. Including National.

    Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive, Newstalk ZB, 4pm-7pm, weekdays.

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  7. National always expect a compliant minor party.
    They have never grasped the fact that MMP gives the power to the minor party.
    There should be no question about co-governance. It is in no way acceptable. No need for a referendum on that!
    Oh and wait until Matt wins his seat and they have to include DNZ in proceedings.

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    • They have never grasped the fact that MMP gives the power to the minor party.

      National and Labour, have never grasped the fact that they, along with the minor party are elected representatives, pledged to serve the interests of those that elected them, and that the power is supposed to be held by the voter,.

      In this instance, it is not the major party, or the minor party that should hold the power, but the voters. In this respect, neither National or Act have the power, but are all equal in that they have all pledged to serve the best long term interests of the nation.

      Being elected is not a mandate for “beer and skittles”, but an appointment to responsibily serve. Party politics has no place in government.

      Luxon is not a good leader. He will try and walk over Seymour when he should see Seymour and Act as equals.

      As per RightOverLabour’s post: “…Chris Luxon’s already ruled out giving Seymour the Finance Minister’s job. It’s a bold call before even knowing how the chips will fall. He’s also ruled out a co-governance referendum. Awkwardly, the referendum is a bottom line for Act…”

      Luxon is already arrogantly setting the rules and dividing the spoils before they are even in power.

      No better than a 10 year old Billy Bunter – “I bags the left over cream buns” and starts hiding a few in his locker, before the party has even started.

      Or those filthy NZ Labour MP’s talking about dumping the Monarchy while Liz’s body is still warm. Grave robbers.

      Power is rushing to Luxon’s head before he even has it.

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    • I think that between ACT, in particular with DemocracyNZ can play the “velvet glove & iron fist”, if takes both of them to give power to the “right side”.
      National would not want to have ‘their’ government pulled down and go to an early election.
      Particularly when the issue is about ACT & DemocracyNZ policies are shown & debated for the reason why National loses maybe just DemocracyNZ cross benches support.
      An early election would show up National as a hindrance.

      A key part is gaining some power over the media, that is getting the message out there, of just what was about the Maori Caucus, MahutaCorp, Paul Majurey, He Puapua, Co-governance, 3 Waters, the Health centralization fiasco, the Education, polytech centralization fiasco, the outrageous costs & incompetence in Transport & Roads & so much more.

      If ACT have policies ready, they will be at the moment also know of the scams, corruption, cover ups, by Ardern & crew.
      Timing, when to expose, and then the lancing of those boils in the first 100 days, so that is beyond the point of “no return” will increase their power. 🙂

      What it will in part revolve around is the Media and online content regulation that will be the support part of any “Hate” Legislation, or perhaps that will be dropped, but the definitions included into this legislation, along with departments of Truth to bring about full information controls….
      https://www.dia.govt.nz/media-and-online-content-regulation

      Already up & running and recruiting for more Te PunaMahatini :— A nice well paying job.
      … example, by considering how behavioural dynamics can affect contagion in networks of epidemic spread.
      While the project is centered around spreading processes on networks, and particularly disease spread, there is latitude to investigate the dynamics on, and of, networks more broadly, ….

      https://www.tepunahamatatini.ac.nz/2022/09/16/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-dynamics-on-networks/

      Look through that website, how big it has grown, and realize how it networks, and how the money indirectly flows around.

      Who would have been the main source of Ardern’s UN speech? ….hmmmm ….

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    • I love him, he is nearly as rude as Rissole and he is always effective at getting the message across.

      It’s called ‘communication’. Our dear Prime Minister Dr Jacinda Ardern has a Bachelor’s Degree in this. Smart lady, eh!

      2/10 Must try harder.

      *****

      I love the prick, he is nearly as rude as that asshole Rissole and he is always effective at getting the message across about the fascist takeover of the Globe by cunts like Biden and Macron and especially that twat Trudeau.

      It’s called ‘communication’. Our bitch Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a Bachelor’s Degree in this. And a fake Ph.D.

      Fucking cow.

      8/10

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      • It’s called ‘communication’.

        Having a degree in communication is like a degree in nuclear fission. It is a potential only. Outcomes always depends on ethics. You can either be greedy and controlling and make dangerous nuclear weapons (wage war on people) or humble and teachable and make safe nuclear power plants (empower humanity)..

        Same with a communication degree. Only a potential. Personal ethics depend on whether you use it to wage war on people or empower humanity.

        Same with a rechargeable battery. It can either be used to power your children’s “nightlight” beside their bed, :or used to power the timing circuit of a nuclear bomb.

        Nuclear power, rechargeable batteries, and communication degrees are just potentials, and neutral. Outcomes all depend on the intent and ethics of those that use it.

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  8. A golfer hits his ball into a yard next to the golf course.
    As he goes to get it a man in the yard says, “Don’t you see
    the sign? It says, ‘Private property – Stay Out!'”
    The golfer says, “I’m sorry I did not see it. That is my
    ball there. May I have it, please?”
    The man says, “It’s in my yard and so it’s my ball now.”
    The golfer looks at the man and says, “I understand”
    He then walks back to the golf cart, gets another golf ball,
    then walks back and throws it into the yard.
    The man says, “What is that for?”
    The golfer replies,
    “I consider myself a Gentleman, and I
    believe every prick should have two balls.”

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  9. Jacinda does a photo op at a Waikato horse breeding establishment. In a newspaper office a discussion is underway on what should be the caption under the photo.

    “Prime Minister visits horses”, Prime Minister and horses”, “Horses around Prime Minister”…….all are rejected.

    Finally the editor makes the decision.

    The caption reads, “The third from left – Prime Minister Ardern”.

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  10. Many fishermen (river/lake) on ysb?
    If so did ya manage to get out for a fish over opening weekend?

    I slaved it at work yesterday but managed to drag the boat and lil stupid boy to an old haunt of mine that finally had enough water to float the boat for an opening day. Lil stupid boy scored a beaut 5½ lb brown trout for tea, cracker day for it down here and looking forward to chilling out at the river tonight having a few casts.

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  11. 🔥 NZ property: Housing market slump hitting Kiwis hard, costing Auckland homeowners more than $140k

    The slump in the housing market is hitting Kiwis hard with prices plummeting around the country 🔥

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2022/10/nz-property-housing-market-slump-hitting-kiwis-hard-costing-auckland-homeowners-more-than-140k.html

    This means many “home owners” [chuckle] now have negative equity. As banks ratchet up the cost of the money they are renting.

    Remind me who the overall winner is of massive house inflation?

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  12. While “The Paua & the Glory” is still open a fit retort for this morning’s mentally challenged deniers of the healing powers of marijuana who rail against the sacred herb while viewing life through the lens of the bottom of their second litre of gin. Here the authors lay waste to the oft discussed ideal Victorian family life:

    ” More usually the family were gathered anxiously around Father as he lay prostrate & paralytic on the kitchen floor, or alternatively roared drunkenly in the centre of the room while the family pressed themselves, cowering, against the walls”.

    Hic! 🙂

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    • ‘the oft discussed ideal Ardern family life.’

      ‘More usually the family were gathered enthusiastically around
      Cindy as she lay prostrate and paralytic on the floor
      of Premier House, or alternatively, screamed drunkenly in the centre of the room about her plummeting popularity, while the family
      pissed themselves laughing at her childish behaviour.’

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    • Your herb has very limited healing/ medicinal properties.

      While it is excellent for treatment/heal of a few things it is nowhere near the silver bullet its claimed to be. Infact id almost liken the miricale claims to those that were made about the covid vax… just feelz fairy tales that fails miserably in the real world.

      Rissoles back pain for example, weed does absolutely nothing to make it feel better or heal it its just he can get absolutely smashed and not move for 3 hours then claim the weed is working.
      I was an absolute stoner for many years and off n on heavy smoker even now, its just a feel good thing to tell yourself youre taking it to help with xyz ailment.

      Cancers, eating disorders, sleeping problems etc go for it. Most other medical issues yeah nah youre just a druggy and want a feel good bullshit excuse to blame it on

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  13. And they aren’t talking about our PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/our-emperor-has-no-brain
    “The Biden dementia story also probably gives us one reason the press corps will never expose all the Covid scandals and lies. If the mainstream press did belatedly report this, they’d be admitting they covered up or ignored a massively-important story for years. Not going to happen.
    Above, I predict that President Biden will resign before the end of his term. But this is probably a naive assumption. (I also once thought that if and when the “vaccines” were proven to be ineffective at preventing infection or spread our government couldn’t possibly mandate such an experimental shot)”

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  14. I don’t know who Kerry Butler is but he/she has just sent me this by e mail and I think it is rather good:

    BREEDING A TRAIT FOR “DEPENDENCE”
    By Kerry Butler
    publisher.nz@gmail.com

    The reality of life is that like breeds like. There are, of course, always exceptions to this rule; but that’s what they are … “exceptions”.
    Those who breed livestock for farming realise how vitally important it is to ensure strict standards. They’ve learnt the hard way what a disaster can eventuate if genetics with any sort of weakness are introduced into their breeding program.
    Nature is fully aware of allowing only the best, strongest, healthiest and most successful of species to pass on their genes. This is why stags fight each other for the right to breed with the hinds. Nature is seeing to it that nothing but the best is good enough for the long-term survival of that species.
    Nature even has rules in place at our conception. The male’s contribution to the job is a staggering half a billion sperm – so when the race is on to be first to get all the way up to the old fallopian tube to score a hit on the waiting egg – there can only be one winner, i.e. the healthiest and strongest.
    All this is nature’s way of sorting the men from the boys … the wheat from the chaff … the rats from the mice. Nature will not tolerate losers. They have no place in the scheme of things. Everything depends on, and revolves around competition as a means of sorting out the best. This is a method of ensuring a continual improvement in all forms of life on Earth.
    A classic example of nature sorting out losers is the requirement for spawning salmon to swim upstream through rapids and leap waterfalls. Many are doomed to fall by the way.
    What I am saying, is that when it comes to the matter of each of us surviving and fitting a niche in society, we should face the fact that life is a waterfall.
    Those unable to negotiate it unassisted should take some responsibility regarding the number of offspring they produce whom, the odds are, will in many cases, also need support from society in order to make it through their lives. And on, and on, it goes.
    What we need to be brutally honest about is the fact that the way things stand at the moment, we are encouraging a certain segment of society to breed to their hearts content; because they’re actually paid to produce more of themselves.
    This whole scenario could be described as a form of human factory farming. Let’s face facts; people are being paid to breed. It’s actually become a career option! Certain types find it suits them better than working for a living.
    Well, if you are going to actually encourage people of that disposition to breed, by rewarding them … the long-term outcome will likely be to the detriment of society as a whole.
    Please note: I’m being honest and just telling it as it is.
    But, it is impossible for the woke PC brigade (do-gooders) who live naïvely in La-La Land, to ever accept such realities of life.
    For example, what really needs facing up to is that making Welfare easily available to those who like taking the easy way … and, encouraging these sorts of people to breed by rewarding them, results in generational dependence … thus ending up with an imbalance in the population, i.e. too many beneficiaries, expecting to be supported by too few achievers.
    The fact of the matter is, thirty or so years ago the burden of supporting each Welfare Beneficiary was spread over twenty wage-earners. Now, there are only four workers sharing that same responsibility.
    Just think about that for a while and see if you still think we are on the right track. Because the worry is, where will it all end?
    The question is likely to be asked as to what the answer is. Well, for a start, what needs facing up to is that the “being kind” mentality that allows young people to sit around being handed Welfare for doing nothing, is not at all good for them … or for society in general.
    Beneficiaries should be required to do community work of whatever sort; so as to ‘earn’ a living.
    The irony being, if they were forced to work for the dole, many would suddenly manage to get a proper job. When previously they’d sworn there was nothing available (suitable).
    You’ve got to admit the present situation we have allowed to develop is not right – if we have to pay people an unemployment benefit – then bring in overseas workers.

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  15. One evening in October
    When I was about one-third sober
    And was taking home a load with manly pride
    My poor feet began to stutter
    So I lay down in the gutter
    And a pig came up and lay down by my side

    Then we sang “It’s All Fair Weather”
    And “Good Fellows Get Together”
    Till a lady passing by was heard to say
    She says, “You can tell a man who boozes
    By the company he chooses”
    And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

    Lyrics: Benjamin Hapgood Burt

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  16. I just listened to another Leighton Smith podcast. In the correspondence section he has in each podcast, this week a lady wrote in commenting the recent discusion he had with Prof Rata about education in NZ. The writer was very complimentary about the discussion and agreed things had to change. To back her point she mentioned one of her daughter’s flatmate had just qualified to be primary school teacher but her daughter was having toteacher her how to multiply by 10 !!!!!!. How did this person get through the education system, including a degree but still cannot multiply by 10 and if she cannot do that how competent is she in other areas like basic english ?
    My sympathies to the kids who get her as a teacher !!

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  17. I have not watched yet, later when time, and nor do I like subtitles.
    .
    Offshore 95 Pandora papers – The movie that disturbs Zelensky (english subtitles)
    https://youtu.be/DIj27g7ycvM
    56 mins : Aug 9, 2022 : Subtitled from French to English.
    .
    Ukrainian businessmen and politicians, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, have become the accused in a wide-ranging investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
    .
    In a document called “Pandora Papers”, more than 600 journalists from around the world published the results of the processing of more than 11.9 million secret files. Representatives of Slidstvo.Info also took part in the work on the data obtained as a result of the largest leak of documents and confidential files in the world.
    .
    Using the data obtained on Zelenskyy, they made an investigative film Offshore 95
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    ^ “OFFSHORE 95” Secrets of the President Zelenskyy’s business (^same vid^)
    Oct 4, 2021
    Slidstvо.Info journalists found out that the Kvartal members’ offshore network could receive millions from Ihor Kolomoiskyi’s companies through the Cyprus branch of Privatbank.
    .
    The oligarch laundered money from the bank through this branch, according to law enforcement officers.
    .
    In general, Kolomoiskyi’s offshore companies could transfer more than $ 40 million to offshore companies in Zelenskyy’s close circle.
    .
    It is possible that part of these funds went to the purchase of luxury London real estate.
    .
    It is possible that part of these funds went to the purchase of luxury real estate in London.
    .
    See the real story of President Zelenskyy and the secrets of his offshore business in the investigative film by Olena Loginova and Yakiv Lyubchych “OFFSHORE 95”.

    .
    What I want considered, is just what is New Zealand throwing its lot in with the Ukraine.
    Particularly now that Ardern has declared War for Ukraine and looking to convince all New Zealanders to be very supportive, that is at a great personal price, that seems to have started by controlling all media, & platforms & content, per UN speech, leading to demanding sacrifices that New Zealanders should make, like in finances, oil & fuel, etc..

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    • Komata:—-
      Yes that global brotherhood, WEF-UN-WHO plus what Uncle Winston signed us up for in the UN Global Migration Pact.
      A way of backing New Zealand into a form of Emergency Laws, requiring New Zealand to go on a total “war footing” to help save millions of lives in Europe, that will bring in absolute controlling powers for rationing, maybe like fuel & oil shortages, and other materials.
      The flow on effects would be unlimited.
      The digital banking, hair cutting bank accounts, hoarding laws, let alone the skimming of money to overseas.
      Requisitioning private assets, nationalizing, while those global elite would believe kiwis would more easily accept for this “great democrat Ukraine” etc…
      “Yep, yep, that is what it is” 🙁

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    • I would agree:—
      It is not so good when they are together;—- but why symbolically OverEgg,

      Truth can simply stand on its Own!
      Except when it is embellished, so Truth is dragged down, by a lie, when at some stage it backfires and loses ground for a long time the chance to effectively really influence others.
      People hate being lied to, taken for a ride, and now one has calculate & allow for the logo.

      So who did that? and for what purpose?
      Just scroll down a bit, to see the original pic. which speaks enough as it is, to show doubt, like the adoration of working in with James Shaw.

      …. Luxon yesterday was at pains to emphasise National’s support for the policy.
      That support has materialised as also support for the range of emissions reductions announced yesterday by Climate Change Minister James Shaw. …..

      Continue reading at https://www.politik.co.nz/luxon-backs-james-shaw/ | Politik

      I am sure someone can line up a Luxon support the “mandate”,& not the Wellington Protest,
      Maybe I am nit picking, but I do not want the next election to become a close run for Ardern, Greens & Maori Party.

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      • Simpleton1
        It’s a meme,..I think anyone would realise it has been doctored…
        They have both been sipping from the same ‘safe and effective’ cup and view those who choose not to take the jab as fools and conspiracy nutters. Neither will listen to any evidence of harm caused by these jabs to the point one could rightly think that they are in the pocket of Pfizer.

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      • Thanks Toko:— In a way I need a few laughs,
        I do appreciate it in a way, and take “deedum” nasska’s point too.
        Even though a logo on the fore head or dunce hat, would be my preference 🙂

        It is just that in talking to other people, just quietly getting them to look a bit more, consider things, I see that they do realize that they feel that can not trust any one, not even what we may call our side.
        Some still feel that Ardern has not had a fair suck of the sav.. what had to be done to get NZ through Covid, and now the “imported inflation” because Putins Invasion, which is not good for Robbo’s budget.
        The kindness in dropping fuel taxes, but then say it is time to alter our ways.
        Even fuel restrictions could be good for all of us.

        Some concern about 3 waters, or co-governance, & feel it is just to get adjusted to “te reo”, in Spanish, the reo = criminal, but ram raids, are a bit more distant, and how the police have been kept busy with the likes of us as protestors, spreading mis-dis-mal-information & causing lots of mischief

        They need to come out and definitely vote; either DemocracyNZ or ACT, 🙂 and at a pinch, National.
        Bear in mind Arderns crew actually not only achieved 50% but another 10% in reserve in the Maori Party & Greens. at the last election.

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  18. 129 dead after fans stampede to exit Indonesian soccer match

    Panic at an Indonesian soccer match has left 129 dead, most of whom were trampled to death after police fired tear gas to dispel riots, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.

    Riots broke out after the game ended, with host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya of Surabaya 3-2.

    Disappointed after their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema, known as “Aremania,” reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and soccer officials.

    Fans flooded the Kanjuruhan Stadium pitch in protest and demanded that Arema management explain why, after 23 years of undefeated home games, this match ended in a loss, witnesses said.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/129-dead-after-fans-stampede-to-exit-indonesian-soccer-match/OFGSVEJUAFKC2A2K45F2GUJZ5M/

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  19. Ha i see Eds finally updated the currency chart at the bottom of the page.
    That is one hell of a jump! Some major butthurt for importers and end consumer…. ouch.
    I guess if we all followed our resident minimalist and cant afford to buy anything then i guess it wont affect us? We might have to all start ram raiding soon.

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