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  1. Local government results have come in and it’s obvious that Labour has taking a spanking. I’ve personally never been in favour of party politics being in local body government and despise the Labour and Green Party rules that make their members on council subject to the national body rules. Hopefully Labour ditch the silly 3 waters proposals, but I suspect they won’t.

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    • I see a couple of very vocal vff folk have made it in as councilors.
      https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-body-elections/300704286/local-election-results-around-the-country

      Im sure stuffed will now ditch the witch hunt and leave them to get on with the job// bwahaha doubt it, itll be like trump and the vff folk will live rent free in stuffed writers heads and just cop endless flak from the scum media.

      I see in chch the ditch digging councillor is now mayor, stupid council own goal right there. Hope the guy has a good cleanout of the unelected scum behind the scenes that are mostly responsible for that drama, same goes for other councils around the country! Clean out the unelected scum like the ceos etc in many cases they have more power and influence then the mayor and councillors combined.

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      • Many of them are on contracts so that will keep them there.
        Problem is that who will you replace them with. These people have pathway around from one council to the next one and unfortunately councils are structured so that the CEO is the boss. Councillors, at least in the bigger cities have barely any say. Even if they make policy ruling it either usurped or ignored by the minions if they disagree.
        No council has sacked their CEO for being insubordinate to the council.
        Most of them employ head hunters to find the new one. Most head hunters are useless at digging into peoples past. Plenty of examples of the.

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      • At least some changes due to the voting 🙂
        A bit of New Zealand’s mid-term elections.

        I know but can not seem to figure the right name to google, probably hiding in a maori swamp name, but many years ago there was a sort of “guild”, that pathway Viking mentions, that those local government, health department etc., CEO, management heads, financial officers, etc., belonged to.
        For some reason the only place that local government could advertise was with in that guild, and only those “guild” members would get the position.

        That is why when a Council finally manages to send them down the road, with a golden handshake, by not renewing the contract, it always seemed that person popped up in some other similar job.

        A real high paying systemic racket of ongoing corruption in New Zealand, that has gone on for decades.

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      • As the heat goes on, many will resign as they realise that their previous actions are now under the spotlight and therefore choose to do a Mallard, or an Adrienne Young-Cooper act. Get out to avoid consequences.

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  2. A little shift to the right in New Zealand yesterday.

    A low local body election turnout because Ratepayers are not being heard or listened too by their Council employees, so voters think, why bother?

    And then there is LGNZ and it’s useless President, Stuart Crosby. This Plonker, thinks a low poll turnout requires a review of the voting system.

    “Local Government NZ president Stuart Crosby called for a review of their voting processes in a press conference today in Wellington.”

    “I think it’s very disappointing. At central government elections it’s around 80 per cent and at local government elections it has been trending downwards,” Crosby said.

    Well Stuart, Old Spoon, it is because of people like you, a Useless Tool, who pushed Three Waters, signed an Agreement for the same with the Government, did not consult LGNZ Members and you wonder why there is a backlash and low turnout and are now calling for a review in voting.

    Stu, you Tosser, you pushed your agenda as did most Council employees to the detriment of the voters and as a result you got the reaction.

    I hope there is a cleanout of Local Government New Zealand and I hope you, Stuie, the most useless of Pricks, go first.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/local-body-elections-local-govt-nz-execs-echo-ardern-in-seeking-review-of-voting-process-after-disappointing-turnout/IZUSO3RV5UAV4SIANDOROXVZXQ/

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  3. I heard a candidate on the radio last week.
    He finished his advert with a comment about global warming.
    I emailed him that excellent article on climate v weather and a small note suggesting we were not going to suffer sea level rises as he seemed to agree with.
    Well he emailed back and said he disagreed and he was with 99 per cent off scientists that agreed about climate change .
    He has a scientific background and is a grape grower.
    He was elected .

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  4. Coincidence or is elon dishing out a bit of revenge…
    After the ukrainian bigwigs the other day called elon hitler and to fuck off after elons twitter poll ukrainian forces are now suffering large starlink outages.

    I hope its not a legit tech problem and elon is actually giving then the big fuck you too.

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        • Putin is no puppet and should be a master of brinkmanship. In saying that I have no idea of his end game but he has many options before nukes. But he wouldn’t nuke Ukraine, it will be somewhere where fall out won’t affect mother Russia.

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          • There is no place on earth where there will not be fall out if nukes start getting lobbed, Admittedly the Southern Hemisphere would probably fare better as there are fewer strategic targets that Russia would be keen on eliminating, ( other than Sydney and Wellington) – at a push. One nuke would not be catastrophic, but the chances of only one nuke detonating are small. Putin knows this and unlike some of the clowns in the west, will only nuke in retaliation.

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    • America/deep state and russia.
      Ukraine is just a convenient proxy for usa to use as cannon fodder. Its a safe bet 90% of the ukraine military directives now come from usa intelligence eg. Where to fire missiles, where to attack etc i wouldnt be suprised if all ukrainian forces have to do is setup the hardware, turn it on and america does the rest.
      Its pretty clear whoever is calling the shots now is not the same as the opening months of the conflict.

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      • Who or what do u think are ‘deep state’?

        The Clintons and their financial empire for example?

        Rissole would be interested in the opinion of Mr Starving Artist on this. You will recall that SA – who was once in rebellion – is now a happy agricultural peasant working the land organically under this Glorious Reign of St Jacinda of the Pestilence.

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        • But the USA are providing the weapons as are the UK and even little old New Zealand, without any army to defend us if needed, are sending/have sent soldiers to help with Ukraine’s training FFS. I would like to know what is really going on over there, as the MSM are all so full of shit that you would not know what is going on. The USA weapons are seemingly providing lots of fire power but who knows whether Russia will win or Ukraine. Ukraine is the most corrupt evil place and their dear leader is a disgraceful piece of crap. Not that I am saying that Vlad is great either, but then look at Biden one of the most corrupt bastards to ever walk this earth even if he is just the mouthpiece of someone pulling the strings.

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      • Certainly Biden ones, who is the fox and who is the chicken?, It was always going to be easy to compromise them, any time ‘they’ wanted.
        J:oe doesn’t reailse that he is a puppet too. It isn’t Hunter it is about to be Hunted.

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    • Search out Ritter and Mcdouglas on you tube. They have a very good understanding of the larger picture. This is very much a USA – NATO proxy war to keep Ukraine sympathetic to the West and to allow for money laundering as undertaken by the Biden Bunch. As for western weapons, they are soon going to dry up as they are running out of them. That is a consequence of reduced military budgets for years as the threat of the Cold War diminished. Further European people are trying of this war and as winter sets in this tolerance will wear even thinner. Lastly, the attack on the Crimean Bridge was stupid. It now gives Putin a good excuse to eliminate infrastructure he has steered away from.

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    • Brig@0734

      I have long found it curious that those who (As in the article) ban the ‘Evil white man’ (EWM) from such events do not seem to understand / realise that if it were not for said EWM, they would actually NOT have any written / recorded history or even be able to attend such places as universities etc. or indeed drive cars, own weatherproof homes, have electric heating etc. etc. etc. and lest it be thought that that is a phenomenon peculiar to either Western Europe or the USA, similar situations have been known to occur in little old New Zealand.

      Evidently ‘Irony’ not a concept that such individuals are aware of.

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  5. It shows how much I know about modern African American music, I had no idea that Kanye West was a top rapper I’ve always just thought he was Kim’s BBC.
    It’s great to see a “normal ” white Male has been voted in as aucklands mayor although it’s a worry that he’s an ex labour party leader, if I’d known he was going to win such a great majority I wouldn’t have voted for him 5 times to keep out the P I Maori that was going to “Maorify” Auckland. lol.

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  6. Stupid boy covered 1800km on our roads last couple of days and made a number of observations throughout my travels.

    Trucks trucks trucks trucks trucks and more trucks but only seen one train… hmmm something could be done in this area but i guess the “want it right now” mentality wont accept goods taking another day or so to be delivered

    Go just about anywhere off a main highway or scenic route and the roads very quickly deteriorate into goat tracks riddled with potholes that will quickly fuck your vehicle.

    Many idiots and impatient drivers, i dont know how the road toll is so low considering how many risks lots of people take. 90% of fuckwittery i observed was by short bald men in black ford rangers. Literally nearly everytime was a black ford ranger, my conclusion is angry incels with small penis must buy these trucks (kea when you upgrade the honda city i know what youre gunna buy)

    Congestion… you city folk are absolute retards for ever accepting that bullshit as a normal part of everyday life. The first half an hour i felt sorry for city folk, the next hour or so my thought was you lot deserve to be in a mental asylum for wanting to live/travel like that.
    Conclusion… cities are mental asylums, very few sane and lots and lots of mental patients.

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    • IAASB@0756

      FWIW, the ‘Trucks but no trains’ scenario started back in the mid-1970’s when the Road Transport Association of NZ (NZRTA) managed to influence (Some unkind individuals also say financially BTW) the then (National) Minister of Transport (Name now unrecalled) and to persuade him that the NZRTA was being seriously-disadvantaged by the trains and that they should have a greater slice of the transportation pie.

      Whether favours and donations were given I am unable to say, but the Minister was certainly ammenable to the idea and the process of removing the long-standing rail monopoly started forthwith, with livestock transport being one of the first railway monopolies to be removed, quickly-followed by the repeal of the 14 mile limit legislation which had hitherto-prevented the NZRTA members from venturing beyond that distance from the nearest railway station (Some will no doubt remember this).

      For rail it was all down-hill from there (Not helped by Richard Prebble and Roger Douglas) and we now see the result that you encountered, a situation not helped by the known inclinations by the current Kiwirail BoD’s towards road transport, so don’t expect any change in the foreseeable future.

      ‘Trains’ are, after all, so old fashioned…///////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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      • …….”with livestock transport being one of the first railway monopolies to be removed”…….

        The regulations re livestock were freed up in the early 60s. I started in the industry in 1966 & everything relating to agriculture I can think of could be carried by truck anywhere in NZ. A possible exception may have been fertiliser which we unloaded off rail wagons but that may have been an area where rail transport was competitive.

        ……”followed by the repeal of the 14 mile limit legislation”……

        At one point it was 30miles, changed to 40miles in 1961 & 150Km in 1977 before being abolished.

        But you’re right about the lobbying (& possible bribery) from farmers & the rural sector. The pressure to shitcan NZR’s monopoly would have been sufficient to create diamonds.

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        • nasska@0933

          Thanks for the reminder about distances. I had thought that the RT limit was 40 miles, but earring on the side of caution, knew that someone here would correct me.

          FWIW ‘livestock’ was still being railed in the 1970’s (Putting tarpaulins on the roofs of stock wagons to protect the animals inside is a learnt art; you only fall off once!) with (from memory) the last of the trade disappearing in 1973-74, after which it was all road transport; which of course meant that the cockies could now growl-at (aka abuse) the truckies rather than the railway staff; we didn’t miss the experience.

          A long time ago of course and now road transport rules, and rail is but a shadow of it’s former self, and is unlikely to ever re-emerge as a rival to toad. The politicians will see to that.

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          • As others have pointed out already it’s the double & triple handling that kills any advantage rail may have for other than bulk freight. For a container, export coal or a 20 ton lift of logs, all good but logistics fall apart for sheep & packages.

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    • Another observation i missed was cameras, holy shit big brother has expanded. I notice that spying bastards everywhere now even lil hick towns theres always cameras up poles watching. I usually travel at night to avoid traffic so dont usually notice stuff like that.

      Im sure all those cameras are just there for our protection tho…

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    • type error:- 14 mile => initially 30 mile in 1922 then may be corrected to 40 mile, that is 64 kilometer then lifted 150 kilometer in 1975.
      I recall how much more it cost for that double handling act, from truck to rail, then rail to truck in comparison to when it could just keep rolling on to its final destination, here in New Zealand.

      The hauling of stock by rail would have been long since banned as I heard some of the losses would have been worse than live sheep ship transport to the Middle East.
      Questions about numbers of missing sheep (mutton) could be part of the death rate too ?
      Live stock was exempted in 1961 from the 40 mile, and I think it would have pressure from many car drivers as stock-drovers were more accountable by just what stock losses were ok,

      The farmers paid very high insurance on sending wool as it far too often it arrived wet at the wool store which had its own rail sidling.
      Often the wagons had puddles of water on the floor, when loaded and the securing the tarpaulins left a lot to be desired.
      Then those wool wagons often seemed delayed in some siding, to drink in the rain.
      Even the pilfering of wool, if the bales were not totally doubled locked stitch, that when enough accrued for a fadge of wool to go on an account that paid to the “social club” for a good Christmas dividend, or is that why it seemed deliberate to have the wool get wet to disguise the wool weight.
      What other products did this happen with.?

      Coal burner stoves for rail employees?

      I recall that rail workers sometimes did not welcome people wanting to be part of the loading of the wagons, that is to check it was in to a dry wagon, & then properly secured & water tight.
      These days “health & safety” would be used against such “extra hands” 🙁

      At the time of containerization I thought that some of the problems could have been solved in with a quick transfer from road transport to rail transport, but then it seems that many companies figure that it was not to be, and nor did the smaller rail depots really make that work.
      The set up for smaller containers would still be charged at full 20′ containers. 🙁

      The way I see it, rail always far too often run as a racket against the customer.

      21 Nov, 2002 …. Since 1993 the tonnage carried on the network has increased from around 8.5 million tonnes to around the 14 million tonne level for each of the past three years, as volumes of coal, logs, dairy products and container traffic have increased. …..

      ….. * Doing away with some marginal freight as the need for asset replacement made that business unprofitable.

      That last point reduced the company’s wagon fleet by about 600 as old unsafe rolling stock was made redundant.
      This rolling stock, mainly produced between 1968 and 1980, was incapable of being safely used at more than 50 kp/h – the average speed we want to run trains at is 80 kp/h with sprint trains running at 90 kp/h – and they were beyond reconditioning.
      The good components were salvaged and the rest scrapped.

      The result is we are running the same or larger volumes of freight on a reduced number of wagons. ….
      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/tranz-rail-moves-deliver-gains/RV43NEY733OT2UPZ3BSBSTPZFU/

      I have also based some my back ground info on as well as knowledge & experience, as questionable as that may be 🙂 :—
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Railways_Department#1970s

      Bear in mind that local governments & regional governments are finding ways of rating for public transport, not only for roading but buses, cycle ways, & trains like the Huia train for Hamilton to Auckland.
      Then the Road User Charges, petrol levies, GST etc., charged against the freight traveled as not always been put to the roads, and so in a way the government was able to cover, disguise what was called a rail subsidy while ripping of truck freight.

      Until full Open & Transparent Accountability so that costs, benefits can be properly figured, who really knows, and nor can I trust the government in bringing all the forms of taxation as so much is based on metres of sea level rise and so called murderous earth temperature rises. :-(.

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      • Rail works for large volumes transported from A to B. It is beyond hopeless for small consignments which need to be moved between places with small populations.

        Railways got it right when they got out of consignment & distribution & moved to transport of containers & bulk shipments only. IMO we’ve got the mix between road & rail about right but it’s an area open to political interference like no other.

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    • This clip pertains to American Trucking, weights, number of axles, axle loadings, and their problems, and some of the tricks to correct it, like the concept of a lazy axle, which really seems to extend in the US version.

      New Zealand runs on some similar formula, of the axles, spacing and length.
      The Road User Charges are based on this, though I would not be sure they are fairly applied or not.
      No doubt the trucking association would be checking on that part.

      I have noticed an increasing number of stock trucks have had the trailers extended in length and another axle slipped in.
      Another way of improving the productivity of a worker, the good New Zealand truck driver. 🙂

      Road Damage by Overweight Trucks Costs Taxpayers BILLIONS Every Year
      https://youtu.be/pW7XW7Q0hpM
      10 mins 31 secs : Jan 12, 2018

      Though in another way it relates to New Zealand is what may be the different Classes of road in New Zealand that will be understandably lower in the local district council areas.
      I know that Councils are trying to limit, just how many trucks can go down a road in a day which is the blanket approach by some Councils, which can be rather impracticable.
      The real point is just how soon can another truck travel down that road after the first heavy weight.
      This is in particular during and shortly after what may be called a wet period,and just what is called wet conditions when we know that some winters can be reasonably dry for some considerable periods.

      nasska you asked the other day & my late night reply:—-
      When do you think the watershed moment occurred S1? What was the event that tipped us from being a reasonably cohesive society & sent us heading down the shitchute?
      https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-1264/#comment-274889

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      • Thanks S1. I read your response & thought that it covered all bases. There is probably not one watershed point but the accumulation of multiple small influences that tipped the balance.

        A couple of points brought up in your 10.31am:

        # The RTA watches the regulations & their enforcement like a hawk. They are legally smart & can lobby like no other.

        # Lazy axles have been around for a long time. They’re legal so long as they can’t be operated from within the cab. The number of axles on any rig is a carefully weighed consideration. Lower weight per axle will do less damage to the road & RUCs are calculated on that basis as NZTA’s website will confirm. The trade off is that an extra axle (with brakes, tyres, wheels) may add a ton+ to the tare weight of the vehicle. This reduces its payload. It’s worth mentioning that a three axle bogey produces a worse lateral scuffing effect than a two axle equivalent on tight corners.

        NZTA were concentrating on lowering loads especially in the case of logging trucks. Some of the regulations restricting or relaxing weights & heights are probably as a result of people getting paranoid about trucks falling over in front of them.

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      • Thanks nasska;—
        A trend from hard times to soft times, seems to be corrosive as the generations from rags, to riches, to rags,
        – – – – – – – – – – – – –
        Always trade offs, in the trucks with weights and axles.
        A big change in the power of the trucks, to many maintaining a good speed on steeper hills. :-).
        If only allowed to run at 100 kph, but I know there is a amplification, what some would call ‘harmonics’ that relates to axles & spacing, and like boats producing bow weighs. Gets too technical for me… that pressures the road.

        Viking the other day did hit one part with the single big wheel replacing the dual wheels, that seemed to become one of the flavours of the month. Not sure if that stayed on, as the newer trailers I have seem built but it could just be my area, have gone back to the dual wheels.

        I have certainly noticed smaller wheels, so the decks of large trucks have become lower in the past 10 or so years,
        Allows more levels of decking for cattle, and staying more in line with total height rules, that is no cattle heads being whacked off.
        Though some trucks are a bit of a pain for the larger frame finished prime beast as being a tad low in parts.
        Good truck drivers, where they can get the cattle drafted to height to alleviate that problem. 🙂

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    • I agree regarding cities. It’s the lowest form of human existence and city lovers are the lowest form of human life. They live in those disgusting places due to a narcissistic fantasy that they are receiving group approval and are part of something. They are parasites who contribute nothing and consume the resources and wealth of the regions.

      I want them dead. Pol Pot was right.

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  7. Message to Simon Wilson: Hahahahaha suck on that you whining lefty leech. Who are you going to blame for this? Your readers saw through your propaganda and failed to do your bidding. An honest bloke would walk but I don’t expect an entitled tosser who believes he can do no wrong like yourself to do the honourable thing. Can’t wait to read your musings on the general election and watch you crash and burn yet again.

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  8. Two little old ladies, Niamh and Tara, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall in Limerick, where a flower show was in progress.
    The short one, Niamh, leaned over and said, “Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore.
    For €10 I’d take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show”!
    “You’re on!”, said Tara, holding up a €10 bill.
    So, Niamh slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes. She grabbed a dried flower from a nearby display and held it between her teeth.
    Then, completely naked, she streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show.
    Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling.
    Finally, the smiling Niamh came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd.
    “What happened”, asked Tara ?
    “I won €100 as 1st prize for ‘Best Dried Arrangement’!”

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  9. Florida’s Top Fire Marshal Warns ‘Tons’ of Waterlogged Electric Vehicles Catching Fire After Hurricane Ian
    By Katabella Roberts
    October 7, 2022 Updated: October 7, 2022
    Firefighters in Florida are dealing with a new challenge in the wake of Hurricane Ian—waterlogged electric vehicle (EV) batteries erupting in flames.

    Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal, Jimmy Patronis, took to Twitter on Oct. 6 to warn of the increased numbers of incidents in which electric vehicle batteries have corroded amid the storm, prompting fires to begin.

    “There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start. That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before,” Patronis said. “At least on this kind of scale.”

    Patronis shared a video alongside the tweet showing firefighters from the North Collier Fire Rescue (NCFR) attempting to put out smoke stemming from an EV in the middle of a busy road.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/floridas-top-fire-marshal-warns-tons-of-waterlogged-electric-vehicles-catching-on-fire-after-hurricane-ian_4781135.html?utm_source=mr_recommendation&utm_medium=left_sticky&utm_medium=email&utm_source=uschinanoe&utm_campaign=uschina-2022-10-08

    An analysis of vehicle fires by AutoInsuranceEZ published earlier this year found that there were 3,474 fires per 100,000 in sales of hybrid vehicles, while there were 1,529 fires per 100,000 sales of gas vehicles. Electric vehicles came in third with 25.1 fires per 100,000 in sales.

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  10. Ardern said she was keen to look at how voting can be improved.
    “Greater participation in elections is good for democracy so we need to work to increase turnout,” she said.

    After the debacle at the UN mouthing off about free speech, co-governance where some are more equal than others, etc etc – she is now talking ‘democracy’.

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  11. For all but some of the poisoned vaxxed who are in denial the Covid vaccines are a time bomb that will result in mass genocide. An interesting article referenced in today’s ‘Expose’ written by Dr Naomi Wolf which explains some of the symptoms & causes. She notes that during a visit to Manhattan after a “wave of boosters” had been rolled out…….

    ……”“Crowds themselves were altered. Young adults were limping, at scale. Men and women in their forties and fifties, who looked as if they had been recently healthy, were now moving like eighty-year-olds. People in vast numbers, of all ages, walked as if it was hurting them to move. Even teenagers and older children moved like zombies or robots — drifting, with seemingly no energy to spare. Smaller children did not squirm or race around. They sat vacantly on park benches or in restaurants. Or they drifted like little wraiths beside their parents, focussed on nothing. What happened? What happened to humanity?””…….

    Both the essay & the linked video explain the “zombie apocalypse” & how the whole life force/flirtation vibe got switched off.

    https://expose-news.com/2022/10/08/changing-essential-human-qualities-of-vaccinated/?cmid=4fb4b389-e482-4990-9c3e-371a746afa63

    graphene oxide lipid nanoparticles

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  12. PayPal introduces new reason for fines and bans

    Payment processor PayPal has warned users that spreading misinformation will be a deplatforming-worthy offense under new terms of service released on Friday and set to take effect next month. Not only could users lose their accounts for such indiscretions, the platform’s new terms state, but they could be fined $2,500 for every violation.

    Violators are subject to a $2,500 penalty, to be assessed at PayPal’s “sole discretion,” taken directly from the user’s account, no explanation needed – users agree to the penalty when they sign up.

    https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272867582/paypal-introduces-new-reason-for-fines-and-bans

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  13. Substack article by Joel Smalley a UK statistician who has been a vocal opponent of the vax. It seems that his NHS record shows that he has received 2 doses when he hasn’t had any. Other associates are the same.
    Have any of you unvaxed checked your electronic medical records to see if the same subterfuge is happening here?
    Since changing to a doctor a couple of years ago with a different provider I have not been able to look at mine. However I am going to find out how and have a look.

    https://metatron.substack.com/p/evidence-of-incorrect-vaccination?r=8t5o1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

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    • Waikato DHB hacking hundeds of millions of patients details.
      Pinnacle Health hacked for half a million patients.

      Looking at these crimes, investigators are supposed to consider all motives. 🙂
      Hackers, what is the going rate to say you are vaxxxed, to suit the mandatory legislation, to keep your job, business, pay the rent or mortgage, 🙂

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        • “If mandates come back. Here I’ve been jabbed, black an[d] white!”

          One would hope you would bitterly oppose them instead.

          If you must, then stay back at Protest HQ (a secret garden shed somewhere in New Zealand/Aotearoa turned into a bunker) and make tea and scones – with jam and cream! – upon our return.

          The ‘magazines’ btw are NOT the army type of magazine.

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  14. The Green wankstains are determined to do away with farming one way or the other. The latest idea mooted is to cover 190ha of good Wairarapa farmland with solar panels.

    …….”In late August, the local farmer………….surprised immediate neighbours with some news.

    He had signed a 35 year lease with American backed energy company Helios to turn 190 hectares of his land into a solar farm. The $140 million project would eventually power 20,000 homes.”……..

    Readers will note that they think the land will be able to run sheep. Grass requires the sun that the solar panels will shade. Pasture lasts seven years. How will it be resown or fertilised?

    This will happen throughout the North Island. Why can’t they cover some festering shithole like South Auckland with solar farms. There it would be an aesthetic improvement.

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    • nasska@1532

      The WAIRARAPA!! Really? Every time I’ve driven through there, there is a large amount of cloud, which is, I’m informed, something of a hinderance to electrical generation by solar panels, which must apparently have clear skies to ensure they receive the maximum amount of sunlight.

      Evidently I have been wrongly-informed; either that, or the farmer-concerned is a very shrewd bargainer and has put one over the Americans, although if that is the case, he would perhaps be wise to take the money and run if the scheme doesn’t actually work.

      Time will tell.

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      • The Wairarapa has its fair share of cloudy days but would see more sunshine than Wellington, the Kapiti Coast or Horowhenua. The prevailing weather is from the Northwest & the Tararua Ranges shield us from a lot of wet weather.

        The farmer, one Barry Kempton, is a fourth generation cocky & not known for being a mug. He’s farmed through floods, droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, recessions, wool slumps, footrot, sheep measles & Labour governments so he’ll have done his homework.

        For all that I’m surprised that they didn’t locate the project around Martinborough or Gladstone as either would see more sun. It may be that as the proposed solar farm will be within a kilometre of a substation of the national grid that influenced the economics of the siting.

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  15. We all know that food comes from the supermarket, stoopid. Why do we need farmers?? Much like eggs. They dont come out of a chickens ass, they come from things called trucks. Truck eggs. 🙂 ( do I need to insert sarky lines? Oh, ok then.) //

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  16. Chris luxon is upset that most of the voters in the low turnout local elections voted for right leaning candidates, hes so upset that hes backing calls for voting reform so more left wing loonies and enviro nutjobs can get elected easier.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/luxon-calls-for-local-body-elections-reform/ar-AA12KFup?cvid=1f3de136586a4e2383d482f6295bbaa4

    He looks like a penis but hes far dumber and has less standards then a penis

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    • Nothing that useless fucker says should be taken any notice of. He’s just a fuckwit in a shiny suit.
      Each person had the same opportunity that we who voted had. If they were too lazy to put their mark on a voting paper, then it’s not the voting system that’s wrong. Maori now know they don’t need to vote to get representatives on councils. They are gifted at least 2 in each council.

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      • A couple of points here.
        Us Tauranga residents did not get a chance to vote thanks to Powell and the Mahutapotumus.

        The issue here is one of customer satisfaction. The customers are pissed off and simply can’t be bothered.

        Now in business you would have to up your game and present a better product or service or go out of business.
        Not so for councils.
        Councils have captured funders and the law on their side so they simply couldn’t care less. The minions will continue on as before and good luck to any Mayor who can change the attitudes in the council building.
        We saw that in Tauranga, its entrenched with managers who know or will twist the law to suit their staff objectives. They are rotten to the core and can never nor ever are held accountable.
        Even many of their staff think so.

        Locals have no say in anything anymore and the so called consultation process is the biggest sham and scam ever. I
        They always start with a predetermined end result and despite any consultation just continue on.

        What is needed to fix this?
        Rid the councils of all power , make major decisions voteable, remove the power of general competence because it allows the management and the local money men to rule the town. Kck the RMA down the road.

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    • Luxon is just a useless jumper onto every bandwagon going. Message to Luxon — sometimes it is better not to make a comment and take a few lessons from Mayor Brown from Auckland over the next few months.

      As for the useless CEO of LGNZ —make it easier to vote ==electronic voting = massive opening for voter fraud. Dumb bint.

      Maybe all these idiots should consider the idea that most people did not vote because they do not trust politicians or they have tried to engage with local politicians and just got the cold shoulder.

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    • SB, Luxon may get Voter reform, later half next year.

      he may not like the reforms the Voters give him.

      The man is a Dipstick and he will come looking for my vote. On his immediate past performance, Nude Nut is going to be disappointed in this Voter.

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        • So a good Candidate up against him would go with, “Well you didn’t want him as your mayor so why would you want him as your MP.”
          Surely he must resign from being an MP after that showing. But Jacinda won’t let him as he is an electorate MP and that would mean by-election. Might go after Xmas because there is a lag time where an election doesn’t need to be held before a general election.
          If he has any principles he will go this week.

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          • It is a clear conflict or interest to stand for Mayor while a sitting MP.

            Comparable to going for a full time job that requires an immediate start if successful, while still having a year to go on another full time job.

            Or comparable to preparing to get married to a new woman while still married to someone else.

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  17. Video on social media shows Brown singing “Hit the road Goff, and don’t you come back no more,” with his supporters and a band during election celebrations in Auckland.

    Last night – and during the campaign trail – the new Super City boss showed he is not shy in expressing his opinions.

    But who is Wayne Brown?

    His background suggests he has a range of strings to his bows: A banjo-playing surfer with an engineering background, a property developer, a businessman, a self-made multi-millionaire, and a family man – husband, father and grandfather.

    The 76-year-old fended off Efeso Collins’ challenge, winning by a whopping 54,000 vote majority yesterday.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1578665700184690692

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/who-is-wayne-brown-meet-aucklands-new-mayor-a-banjo-playing-grandfather-from-northland/6PSSAAAAHUX6YAP6NSL2W73ZYI/

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  18. Further to my post this morning about covid vax’s mysteriously appearing on NHS records when the person had not participated in the free jab rollout. I got into my online health records and found a couple of interesting things. Now I admit that I changed doctors in 2020 and the new doctor uses a different record database. There has certainly been a lot of data that hasn’t come across.
    There is no record of any covid jab, which is correct, however apparently on my 65th birthday I lined up for a flu jab. I am pretty sure that I was nowhere near a medical establishment that day, in fact I know exactly where I was and what I was doing. Then apparently a couple of years later, just after the first lockdown in 2020, I left my home area and travelled somewhere else in the country to avail myself of a shingles vax. I do recall that I refused that vax about the same time at my new doctors.
    I am not sure what to make of all this, maybe I have dementia and don’t remember or maybe I am secretly addicted to needle in the arm.

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    • Go check your credit ratings.
      Centrix is even worse than your medical records
      Contains debts that aren’t yours. Some that are 25 years old and were resolved.
      It affects your credit rating when you need it most.
      Their favourite trick now is the list you if you have paid a few days after due date. Say the due date was on the weekend but it didn’t process till Monday that goes on your record as a late payment.

      One son tried to correct a Trustpower one. Trustpower confirmed that he had never not paid or been late in paying, just occasional day or two after the due date. Due you think he could get it corrected. Daughter had a disputed payment from 22+ years ago. Telecom, which was resolved but still listed. They are not nice.

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  19. I’ve just been reading VFF’s latest email which is a justifiable orgy of self congratulation after the rout of the socialists in yesterday’s local body elections. Bloody good on them & my thanks for the work they do.

    But they mention again the comments of a horrible shitstain who has been quoted in the MSM recently:

    …….”The Disinformation Project’s Sanjana Hattotuwa explained that the official voting information website had recently experienced a large volume of traffic. However, the traffic was, apparently, a bad thing as most of it had originated from the freedom community.”……

    So I went searching for the source of his funding & found this at https://counterspinmedia.com/blog/the-disinformation-project-nzs-covert-ministry-of-truth/ :

    …….”A self described “culture Marxist” creature by the name of Kate Hannah, founded the NZ chapter of the Disinformation Project in February of 2020 – conveniently a month prior to what would be our first of many lockdowns. She did so with a handful of other pseudo-academics & a few million dollars from the Labour Party. Kate will proudly claim that they are a “non profit organisation” like any good communist, why would she need to “exploit workers for profit” when she can steal from them via a loving govrnment tax department?”……..

    ……” In Arderns information war, these are the black operations mercenaries. Unsurprisingly, they refuse to debate or engage in discourse with their enemies or any media unwilling to conduct scripted, softball interviews. “…….

    Hannah, Hattotuwa & researcher Kayli Taylor make up the Disinformation Project. They are scum who are leading us into the world prepared for us by the WEF.

    https://thedisinfoproject.org/about-us/

    They need exposed for what they are & how Ardern has funded them to sell us down the shitter. We on YSB may be able to do that.

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