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  1. Great British humour, and we need much more of it.

    A Muslim man was abused by a middle-aged man, who said: “You haven’t come to bomb the place have you?” and then laughed, as they queued to purchase tickets for the Carabao Cup clash between Salford City and Leeds United. …….

    Speaking to Tell MAMA, he consented to have his story shared anonymously to raise awareness of the incident, reported the Islamophobic and anti-Muslim abuse to staff who are investigating.

    Tell MAMA reported the incident to Greater Manchester Police on their behalf.

    The Muslim man felt targeted due to his beard, ethnicity, and thobe, which demonstrates the intersections between racialisation and religiosity.
    Non-Muslim men have faced racialised abuse and violence on the misperception that their appearance, including their ethnicity and beard, were indicators of the Islamic faith.

    He described the perpetrator as a white male, who was in his mid-to-late fifties.

    A spokesperson for Salford City spoke of their “immense disappointment”, and, in a statement to Tell MAMA, said:-
    “We are hugely disappointed to learn of this, and it is being dealt with in cooperation with the relevant authorities”.
    “Salford City does not tolerate the use of racist or abusive language or behaviour and we will take relevant action against the person responsible in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police”.
    https://tellmamauk.org/salford-city-investigating-racist-slur-made-against-muslim-supporter/

    First the police have to spend time to find this guy. Will they be carrying the complainant around looking for the guy?
    Will the complainant get personal protection.

    Seems like “thin skinned” people in a “sand paper” world.

    There is nothing racist about that, if he had grown up in ordinary British society whatever ethnicity he happened to be and not segregated by AL WALAA WAL BARAA (an Islamic apartheid an intense Islamic anti-infidel bubble) a major doctrine, found throughout koran, hadith and siras, and called upon in their prayers.
    Should be told to get on Mohammad’s ‘buraq’ and stay out of here. 🙂

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  2. There will be a stampede throughout the pacific this morning, all new car dealers have just hit huge pay dirt thanks mainly to Cindy with mainly Australian tax payers money. New gas guzzling SUV’s all round thank you. I wonder how many will go the Cindy option to save the planet, electric cars in the Pacific, bet you could count the total on your left hand.
    Greatest stitch up as far back as I can remember in my many years on this planet.

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      • It is in regards to Australia throwing half a Billion dollars at achieviving nothing except lining peoples pockets. That would pay for one shit load of pharmaceuticals and medical tests.
        Jucinduh may have endless cash to throw away on pointless gestures, if she really believes this bullshit, tax Kiwi farmers immediately, attempt to get NZ carbon footprint to same per capitia as Australians, she has much to do. Australia is currently half NZ per person capitia of carbon emissions.
        One must clean up own backyard before wagging the finger at people doing double the pointless reductions.
        Just a feel good virtuous seeking media tart that says do as I say, not what my country does.
        If she can take all the farmers along for the ride, in several years she may catch Australia.
        You have to laugh.
        Scomo just won an election in the coalfield towns and cities of Queensland, go figure.

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    • In terms of diesel consumption it allegedly uses less diesel to charge an EV with a diesel generator and drive the distance than it does to do the same in a diesel car. (Apparently the constant speed of a generator makes it very fuel efficient compared to running a vehicle, not a scientist type person but that makes a certain amount of sense)

      I still need to delve into it and check a few other sources, but interesting about the efficiency if true! Even though it completely ignores the lifetime differences.

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      • Come now, you two are clever enough to read properly; especially since Melahi deliberately made the point about electricity generation with diesel generators being the reason why electric cars are rather pointless.

        The comparison is between:

        • Diesel powered car for distance driven on 5l of diesel
        • Electric powered car for distance driven on electricity generated from 5l of diesel

        It’s marginal, but the EV does win in that comparison. Uhm. Yay? Not really, because I completely agree, the lifetime cost is likely higher and the environmental impact from batteries and battery disposal as well. But then, we don’t usually count the refineries, the oil wells and all those impacts in the comparison.

        Have either of you seen an actual, real figured comparison between the two?

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        • If there was a study it should be published academically and available from a source outside of Youtube?

          Recall Editor’s diagram from a few days about how small percentage CO2 is? This whole global warming thing is a crock of shit.

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          • I’m struggling to find the actual study behind that. The link in English search no longer exists, there is a German link that takes you to a press-release. Unfortunately, when you search for the names of the scientist involved in the study there is literally pages of articles debunking their study, which was never peer reviewed. Some examples:

            • The IFO piece incorrectly assumes that EV batteries become “hazardous waste” after 150,000 km. However, this is shorter than the typical warranty period for an EV battery (a federally-mandated 100,000 miles [160,000 km] in the US, and 150,000 miles in California). Furthermore, many automakers and others are working on recycling EV batteries, which are still quite valuable after reaching the end of their service lives. Today, the EU prescribes a recycling quota of 50 percent of lithium-ion batteries. Furthermore, Li-ion batteries are not officially considered hazardous waste in the US, but the lead-acid batteries used in all diesel vehicles are.
            • The report compares a Tesla Model 3 with a 75 kWh battery pack to a Mercedes C220 diesel, an apples-to-oranges comparison. The Tesla vehicle’s power output is up to 473 hp, whereas that of the Mercedes is 194 hp. It’s also worth mentioning that the powerful Tesla is far from the most efficient EV available, whereas the C220 is one of the most efficient diesel vehicles on the German market.
            • The IFO authors inexplicably calculate CO2 emissions for Model 3 that are 16 percent higher than the official figures published by Germany’s Federal Environmental Agency.
            • The article uses figures from the old NEDC test regimen, which is famously inaccurate, and is in the process of being replaced by the newer WLTP standard. WirtschaftsWoche calls the figures used in the IFO article “fairy-tale values that have nothing in common with reality,” and asks why Dr. Sinn chose to work with “the outdated, demonstrably inferior laboratory standard, where even more appropriate standards such as WLTP or EPA and even empirical consumption values ​​are easily accessible for both vehicles.”
            • In its calculations of full-lifecycle emissions, the article includes the emissions from electricity generation for EVs, but does not include the emissions generated in producing and transporting the fuel for diesel vehicles.
            • The IFO writers assume that every German EV is powered by the average mix of electricity sources supplying the German grid. In fact, an increasing number of EV drivers use electricity from their own photovoltaic systems. Many German utility customers also have the option of purchasing 100 percent renewably-generated electricity.

            The bit that I was interested in checking though is bolded. It’s not a study based off a reasonable comparison. I’m sure there will be one, that’s just not it – it’s just waffle.

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    • The simple fact that in 1970 they were calling nitrogen the evil gas and that we’d be popsicles by 2000 versus calling C02 the evil gas and that we’ll be charbroiled by 2030 is enough for me.

      It’s scaremongering for votes and money.

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  3. I’m not sure if I will be able to contribute to HYS today due to the heading pic of Ardern.
    Normally I’d reach for a nice sturdy plastic sick bag.
    But that photo is slightly sexy (If I did not know bedda)

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    • I sure hope the plane started lol. It’s damn embarrassing when our Air Force jets can’t even take off.

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    • Is it Jacindamania, or in the case of Beacroft, just be grateful he is no longer working in his capacity as judge. Beacroft, and the cases DPF highlights over on KB that there is something very amiss with the thinking processes of the country’s judiciary today.

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    • My two young ‘uns are already indoctrinated to vote Right, (or else) so no worries at least from this household.

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  4. Economy is like a bathtub
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/08/how-the-nz-economy-is-like-a-bathtub-an-economist-explains.html

    “We’ll come down one side, and we could be crawling along the bottom for a while.”

    I see the economists are trying not to blame the COL, rather it is the USA/China trade dispute and Brexit. How about the COL reintroducing of 70’s style industrial relations to our business sector, threatening compulsory unionism and making it almost impossible to make our own staffing and business decisions?

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  5. This morning Kelvin and his mates are going to release a “co-written” policy document aimed at reducing the Maori prison population from 52% of all prisoners to 16% which is in line with the percentage of Maori in the general population. Some Maori professor on studies of Indigenous Peoples interviewed by Dann on RNZ spoke of giving mana back to people. However, at no point did she talk about how they will get Maori to stop committing serious crime, which gets a person sent to jail

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    • “Not committing crime” or “it is wrong to rob people” never come into the conversation does it? Speaks volumes of the IQ level of the hair-brained “leaders” in charge of throwing away our tax dollars.

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    • If they use the 50% ancestry rule then these so-called Maori in jail will be at least 50% white.
      They could use that rule and it is zero percent Maori. Instant solution.

      What it does underscore is that the criminal gene (let’s call it what it is, allegedly) is very powerful.
      Just one-eight (12.5%) criminal gene appears to give propensity (allegedly) to seek out incarceration via anti social behaviour.

      Maybe it is time for some gene therapy!!
      That will get Marama Davidson calling everyone from North Cape to Bluff a bunch of __nts 🙂
      Lets do this.

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  6. As Mike Hoskings just said.
    All the governments new initiatives on housing and crime etc are just money and words.
    No mention of actually what is going to happen to the money.
    I think its just a whole lot of new bureacrats setting up systems and programs.
    But no actual action or targets or results.

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    • Since when does this useless government have targets? They are sooo last years things. Just chuck unlimited taxpayers money around and hope some of it gets to the right person who actually gives a fuck about the problem.

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      • The overhaul will involve appointing more Maori to solve the ‘transparational target’ to reduce Maori prisoners.

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      • Of course they have targets holy:-
        KiwiBuild houses – 10,000 per year for 10 years
        Trees – 100,000,000 per year for 10 years

        Of course they will blame 9 long years of neglect for not getting within a bulls roar of those targets, so why should we believe these “targets” will be any different?

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  7. As far as I am concerned the more maori are locked up the better.
    It will give them less chance to breed.

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    • Charming.
      I take it then that you would want all Maori locked up DigNap?
      After all, the more the merrier according to you eh?
      As for your “breeding comment” it is disgraceful.

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    • I can’t agree with you.

      When I’ve worked with Maori in a professional environment, even some Treaty led organisations, they’ve been good people. Better than some other people I know, for sure. Kind, considerate, bloody smart in their fields and an asset to New Zealand as a whole and willing to do hard work and lose money to help lift people up.

      They don’t deserve to be locked up and they certainly should enjoy the joy of a family.

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    • Tough crowd. I’m with you DigNap, whitey has bent over backwards and done cartwheels for them and what do we get in return? Statistics in all the wrong places. Violent greedy cunning manipulating ferals, that is what they are.

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      • Tough crowd, my wrinkle, Mike Hunt.
        I agree with your sentiment re stats, but that is not what DigNap said in the comments.
        Shit if Maori couldn’t breed I would have 2 less wonderful grandchildren for starters.
        Sweeping comments re “As far as I am concerned the more maori are locked up the better.
        It will give them less chance to breed.” are less than helpful to any debate.
        If you are both referring to recidivist offenders, then I have some sympathy with you.
        If it is just a general statement re Maori in general, then I stand with my “it is disgraceful” comment.

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        • I’ve worked with young Maori. It is depressing watching them fall into the stereotypes of solo mothers and violent untrustworthy addicts. Especially when they held such great ambitions and plans.
          It is the whanau that destroy the dreams from what I’ve seen….. they get no support.

          Remember the Maori University graduate that was the pride of Maoridom and the media.
          She was an adoptee to a European family and worked hard with support of that whanau.

          There are exceptions and that is great but the magnetism of the lower common denominator is so strong. 100m will only get electric cars for the lefty social workers whom are no doubt Labour voters. The scheme is just more corruption.

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          • Sadly it is a minority of Whanau, Kea, as I am sure you know.
            I know plenty, in fact loads of Maori families who live, react, have aspirations and dreams no different to you and me, they are more than happy to encourage and promote their children, and many of their children are true achievers.
            Not a smack in the head to be seen.

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    • I meant to say that the feral ones will have less chance to breed more ferals that will bash us and take our tax money as benifciaries in the future.
      Maoridom in general need to up their game.
      They do have to work harder on this.
      But they got themselves into the dependency , couch cycle.
      PS I have quite a few maori as friends and family and work mates.

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      • Isn’t that a core tenet of how Labour has operated in NZ for decades? Divide people, create victims dependent on the state, etc.

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  8. It was about 4:30 pm and I was just about to get to my hotel on my recent trip to Ireland.
    The sun started to go down over the hills. As the daylight drew to an end, the sun flashed its rays across the sky igniting every cloud with the most beautiful display of reds, scarlet, and orange.
    I decided to drive a bit more and drove to a quiet part of the county which afforded uninterrupted views of the sunset across the rapeseed field in front of me.
    Normally a splurge of yellow, the field now glittered with gold and greens and ever-changing hues as the sun went down.
    The minutes ticked away and as I gazed across the field, I picked up a movement out of the corner of my eye. I wasn’t sure if it was just the wind rippling across the rapeseed or even just tiredness playing tricks on my eyes. I settled my gaze on this movement. Sure enough, something was making its way through the field of rape.
    Looking closer, I was able to identify what it was. A hat. A little green top hat.
    Curious as a cat, I alighted from my car and stealthily made my way to intercept this little green top hat. I sat in wait as it edged towards me at the end of the field of rape. An astounding sight rewarded my curiosity and patience. Out plopped a leprechaun. He was no bigger than a Labrador and resplendent in Irish green garb.
    “Oh bugger!” said the leprechaun, at once surprised and annoyed at being seen.
    “What on earth?!” I exclaimed even more surprised.
    “Damn” said the leprechaun; “now that you have seen me, I must grant you a wish.”
    “What?”
    “I need to grant you a wish”…said the leprechaun…“every time a human sees me I need to grant their wish”.
    “What?”
    “Oh begorrah! Don’t you know? Us leprechauns sleep for fifty years, then we get up for one night and walk as far as we can until dawn, then we go back to sleep for another fifty years. If I’m seen, then I have to grant that person a wish.”
    “You mean I can wish for anything.”
    “Anything at all.”
    I grabbed the moment with the first thing that came into my head- I pulled out my map of New Zealand and said, “See that whole area? I think I could do a better job than the person that is running it just now, so…I want to rule all of that.”
    “My goodness me” said the leprechaun; “I don’t know about that, that’s a rather tall order. I don’t know if I could pull that off.”
    I thought about it and decided I might have been a little hasty in making my wish. “Okay, okay, maybe that is not what I want. I couldn’t be bothered with ruling it all. It might be more hassle than it’s worth. I am actually quite happy with my lot. Perhaps you could do just one small thing for me?”
    “Yes, whatever it is.”
    “Could you get Cindy to never tell another lie?”
    “Begorrah – you better give me that map back!”

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    • I think Jacinda may have started visiting YSB. Anything poking fun at her seems to be attracting a token down-tick these days 🙂

      Which, given Jacinda lies all the time, means it should be seen as an uptick?

      (Don’t give a stuff about the ticks, just found that amusing)

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      • it is amazing there isn’t a conga line of stephieboys or girls or unspecified.
        “fairydust”gave it her best shot, never did the test of time, had a go and put the keyboard to other uses.
        The interesting thing is if the KB lefties migrate to ysb, there bona fides are exposed, they can’t. Or is Stephieboy here and I don’t know it.

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        • We will find out for sure when I start sending out the emails to weed the false ones out. If you get a email that just says “Test”, then you are okay.

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          • Can’t wait, no sleep till an email pops up on the mighty Commodore 64! Nobody else contacts me. Maybe I should get out more?

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    • Why wouldn’t he be? the US was formed through a ton of land purchases.

      Imagine if they had never bought Alaska from the Russians? yikes!

      The greenies will lose their shit when malls and movie theatres start appearing in Greenland.

      Then there’s those resources, those glorious resources.

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    • This has run at a subtle level in the last 20+ years.
      It is now overt and de rigueur since Sep 2017.

      The judges have come out of their socialist/pro crim nests and leaping in boots and all.
      I have to admit that surprised me at the level they embrace criminality.
      I guess if you don’t lock the crims away they will give you repeat business – like a milkman.
      Raoul Neave clearly understands this.
      Philippa Cunningham – appointed by Michael Cullen in 2007 – has never slowed down however. It seems she is being joined by previously suppressed pro crim colleagues.

      There is not one corner we can rely on and the so-called opposition pardy (Labour lite) are just a paler form of red.
      The transition was quick and smooth.

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      • Unfortunately, the last National government has had a big role in creating the problem with all the anti-Justice judges. Chris Finlayson appointed dozens and dozens and dozens of them – he was in the perfect position to reposition the judiciary via appointing conservative types. He appears to have failed.

        National are no different to Labour – they are part of the problem.

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        • Interesting that a poof would appoint so many softcocks 🙂
          One of the Lab Lite catholic mafia to boot.

          Thank you to the downticker(s).
          It is so rewarding to get on your goat.
          Have a socialist day 🙂

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          • I win howtis 🙂 my haul of downticks from the blue-rinse faithful far outstrips yours

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        • Hey buddy I didn’t think they gave down ticks here,that’s a bit rough but be sure I don’t always agree like today, but I nevr down ticked you.

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    • Poor tradies. They’re going to struggle to do their jobs without hammers once Jacinda hears of this one.

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    • Newsflash.
      Monday 3pm 19 August 2019.
      Accidental Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern announces a hammer buyback.

      Construction grinds to a halt.
      Anyone found with a hammer gun after Sept 19 2019 will face 15 years jail – unless you are of swarthy of skin, an aspiring international sportsman, and you have to be free to cut out your Granny’s corns.

      Do you think I’m joking?
      Look at your world today.
      It is no more stoopid than closing down Oil and Gas.

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  9. Kelvin Davis and his plan to spend $100m turning the hardest criminals into better people
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12229704

    “The plan is founded in a kaupapa Maori approach to rehabilitation and does so in a way which makes whanau, hapu and iwi an integral part of the process. It begins when inmates go into prison and extends beyond their release with support from the Ministry for Social Development, Whānau Ora and partnerships with hapū and iwi.

    Davis said it aims to be practical, in the sense it targets inmates when they need help rather than when the system is ready to provide it. And it is values-based.”

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    • So i go to prison, I want it catered like Goodfellas. Italian food, fine Scotch, freshly baked sourdough bread, and my own private business-class cell. Sound fair? Won’t cost anything near what Kelvin is going to throw away.

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    • Until they get rid of gangs its a waste of time.
      They just go straight back to them
      Train them into good trades.
      Better still to stop them getting into crime in the first place.

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      • Report for combat duty for immediate deployment to Afghanistan. Option 2: behave and don’t do stupid shit.

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    • Part of me says any reasonable plan is better than no plan, but I cannot help but think that the most important steps of all seem to be missing here ( I have not read the article, so may not be correct) in that the basic premise of upbringing, values and society involvement life lessons, is where it all needs to start.
      Back to basics maybe, but I also fear it is too late, given the depths to which we have already slipped.

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    • Sorry WG, but Kelvin is talking a language that roughly translates as Male bovine & excrement.

      Talk about inventing Maori values and traditional practices as though they had been historical norms of Maori society. Traditional Maori justice, never looked at being restorative and ensuring the mana of the criminal was maintained. Maori justice was summary justice and tough sh*t if you were on the wrong end of it.

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      • I agree with you Hulk. Kelvin has promised much and will deliver no better than we have now except to employ more Maori to high paying positions to pontificate and hold hui and whanau, and iwi group conferences with kapahaka demonstrations and expensive kai. All hui and no doi. No improvement for Maori statistics or safety of society from violent criminals of any ilk.

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  10. JAG, your home state needs to you rescue it!

    It has to be intentional! Nobody could cause society to break down so quickly to medieval plague death levels without intentionally setting out to do so. What do the Marxists say? break down society so you can rebuild it they way you want it. Job done in LA.

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  11. Proof that Cindy is not the only politicians that lies, and that you should be careful believing them when they make promises.

    I say this as it is the start of the local govt election season and Goofy has kicked it off with his re-election manifesto.

    Amongst his promises is one to begin next year to convert AT’s public transport fleet electric or hybrid vehicles and to convert council fleet vehicles to electric or hybrid.

    What a fraud Goofy is.

    First it would be helpful for him to tell Aucklanders that he has signed the city up to the C40 convention. An agreement that commits the mayors of 40 international cities to convert all their public transport and fleet to electric vehicles by 2040.

    Second it would be useful to acknowledge that all AT and many of the council’s fleet vehicles are already electric vehicles. The problem is service vehicles. So, most of the promised has already been delivered.

    Third, despite committing to it converting Auckland’s bus fleet is problematic, because:
    1. Currently, Auckland has a bus fleet of circa 1,350 vehicles comprised of broadly 4 sizes of bus. Because batteries on buses displace up to 8 people, Aucland will require up to 1500 buses. Electric/hybrid bused are expensive and technology is not settled yet. A large proportion of Auckland’s bus fleet is modern and will not require replacement for another 15 years. This burden will be hard with the whole country, not just Aickland.

    2. The electricity requirement for the buses. To say Auckland and NZ need an upgrade of our electricity network is an understatement to say the least. Just to upgrade the network at the 20 depots around Auckland will cost ratepayers 10s of $millions.

    3. Batteries. The batteries on a bus will need to be replaced twice during the life of the bus. How does Goofy propose to deal with the old batteries?

    4. Buses at end of life. Buses have a life of circa 20 years. Normally they are sold on as homes or mobile travelling homes. What sort of market does Goofy anticipate there being for old electric buses, that you can’t exactly plug into a roadside charger or household socket without a $200k transformer. So, such a market will be near zero and Auckland will have 1500 buses nobody wants. Great!

    So, like Brown before him, Hoofy will have bequeathed Auckland an unsustainable legacy.

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    • I agree with your comments, but unfortunately those 70 odd % who fall into the group think tank, will vote for his populist woolly statements.
      I wouldn’t mind betting that he knows what he says is a load of old rope, but will say it anyway, after all, as we all know, it is about conning votes and power, not commonsense.

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    • by the way, any advice on who to vote for? I am leaning towards Tamahere (anyone but Goff), but…..

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    • I’m looking forward to seeing all those councils voted out at the next election. I doubt it will happen, but I am still looking forward to it.

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    • Christchurch Council spends $700,000 on one electric bus, three purchased and yet the roads are falling apart are are only being patched up. The roads will be left for another mayor to sort out – and the buses mothballed when they are found to be uneconomic to run – flucking bloody useless.

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  12. We stand awestruck by the achievement of Capt. Damir Yusupov who glided his seventy ton brick to a safe landing in a cornfield without the loss of a single life. Captain Yusupov now deservedly joins that hallowed group of aviators which includes Capt. Chesley Sullenburger and Capt. Eric Moody, pilot of Speedbird 9 (“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”)

    At the same time it is worth remembering that 39 years ago today on a day of aviation infamy and staggering crew incompetence Saudia Flight 163 burned on the taxiway at Riyadh following a successful emergency landing with the loss of all 301 people on board. Some reports suggest that the CVR recorded the pilot and co pilot praying to their sky fairy instead of depressurising the hull and ordering evacuation.

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    • Those cars are incredibly well made much like the F1 cars, i have often seen drivers walk away with stuff all more than a roll cage around them serious injury is quite rare as well but damn do they look spectacular when flying feet above the ground before the big thud

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  13. Did you hear about the guy who tried a knife attack at the train station? He ran around screaming ‘Allahu akba’ and slashing at random. Luckily he didn’t actually cut anybody though, and when he was spoken to respectfully by the diversity facilitation personnel (used to be called Police), he was let off with caution because, as they said, he was only a ‘practising’ Muslim.

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    • Once upon an innocent time many moons ago i would have been able to tell if this was satire or fact sadly that is no longer the case

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  14. Anyone noticed any reports of the Labour Party, PM’s office, Speakers office, Parliamentary Services doing anything about the alleged rapist working in Parliament yet? No? His victims are left to manage as best they can because he is too valuable to the party to dispense with his services?
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    “Paula Bennett
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    I was recently contacted by someone who called themselves a victim. They talked of a Labour Party staffer who works in Jacinda Ardern’s office. The accused is senior to most of his victims, and the allegations being made are serious. The person who contacted me repeatedly named him. They said his behaviour had taken place both within and outside of Parliament. They asked for anonymity and said they came to me because they believed there were vulnerable young people still at risk. They said they, and others, believed that coming to me may be the only way they can be heard. It is their hope that there will be action and in future the Labour Party can be a safe space for people in the party and people who work at Parliament.

    What they’re alleging is serious. One victim was admitted to hospital because of the stress this has caused them.

    Yesterday the victims were told there would be an appeal process after the way the Labour Party originally handled their complaints. The President of the party called and said it would be run by a QC. They feel it’s just more of the same, a policy and process conjured up on the hoof without any consideration given to how an appeal process should be run. It’s not victim-led. Ultimately any decision making will rest in the hands of the Labour Party Council who the victims believe is not best qualified to make decisions like this because of the inherent political influence that the accused is able to wield.

    They say the Labour Party completely ignored them when they asked a process to be developed with a third party sexual abuse prevention agency. For time to be taken to get the process right. They’ve just made up this process as they did with the previous one.

    The victims say they’re fearful of the accused and his power and that it permeates from the Labour Party Head Office to staffers in the Prime Minister’s Office. They say there are other influencers who have made threats. They said 12 people over the course of previous years have come forward with complaints and later told me that at least two that they knew of had reported complaints to someone senior in the Prime Minister’s office, they named that person.

    They say the Party and Jacinda Ardern’s office is trying to distance themselves from it as much as possible by stressing its ‘independence.’

    I have now had three people come to me, asking that I continue going public with their concerns as they don’t feel they can. They are scared for themselves and others. They don’t feel that they have been listened to.

    After confirming their identity to me, we discussed their options. I believe in a victim-led response, they felt powerless and the last thing they needed was me dictating what would happen. I suggested they go to the Police, or Parliament’s Speaker, along with other options. They asked me to go to the Speaker and to go public. They hoped people would see how serious they were that they had to speak to me, a National MP, to be heard.

    I knew I would get criticised for going public with what they had told me, but I also knew I had to leave my politics and concerns for how I would be judged to one side. I believed them, I heard the fear in their voice. They also told me about a number of other serious effects this was having on them and others such as anxiety, panic attacks, vomiting and time off work. They talked of having no real hope and feeling powerless.

    My role gives me a platform to speak from. I believe them and I feel I have to do what I believe is right. Too many victims suffer because they are threatened and silenced. The shocking and deplorable becomes their norm and they start to blame themselves. These people are courageous and brave and they deserve a voice.

    Since my initial contact I have seen emails where senior people in the Labour Party have responded to the victims by limiting access within Parliament of both the victims and the alleged perpetrator. I have seen an email where victims were told “you may not go to xxx office in Parliamentary buildings (I have changed the language slightly so as not to identify anyone)”. As one of the victims said “telling people to avoid parliament because of a predator, is very scary.”

    I have also been told that while the original investigation was happening the alleged perpetrator was put in charge of hosting an event at Parliament where senior MPs and officials knew at least three of the complainants would be present.

    The victims have been very clear with me that the Prime Minister’s office knew and that two complaints were made to the head of her Leader’s Office. Despite this, they say a complaint was never received and victims will have to come forward again.

    I have been told repeatedly that the Labour Party allowed the accused’s behaviour, that he is too valuable to lose, and that he is close to senior and important people. I asked them what they want. They want a proper respectful process. They want his membership suspended immediately and for him to be stood down so people don’t have to be frightened of bumping into him and they want to keep him away from other vulnerable young people.

    Now that an appeal is underway the victims have been told they can’t speak to anyone in the Labour Party, that includes the people who have formed their only support system. It’s yet another form of isolation that will have a huge impact on already vulnerable people. They don’t feel safe at work, they’re constantly on edge.

    It’s not my job to judge, I fully accept that I don’t know all the details and have only heard one side and that these are allegations – I have purposefully not outlined them or named or identified anyone. But I will speak up, and yes use different public platforms to do so. I would tell the Labour Party what I have been told, but to be fair they already know what I know and from what I can see have chosen not to act. I hope that changes.”

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    • Normal procedure even within an engineering firm such as i manage has a standard stand down policy for serious complaints of any nature it’s as simple as that really unless you belong to the party of pervert enablers & protectors with a not so hidden rape culture <–dont you love lefty buzzwords coming back to bite them, keep up the good work Paula expose the sickos for exactly what we know they are

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      • Any employer would be expected to follow procedure and stand the alleged man down. Unless he is under the protection of the Labour party. Hypocrites!

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    • Bloody hell. I remember meeting with a large honey produced a while ago and their insanely high quality, medicinal honey product that was like, I forget the price now but it was something insane like $500 per 50g or whatever. An elderly Hong Kong native was buying that to put on her toast in the morning. There’s a lot of money in China.

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  15. They are experts at trying to cover up sex assault but never seem to achieve, the thing is they will never learn as they have had plenty of skin in the with previous Labour members involvedlik the Darren Hughes saga out of Annette Kings house and the Young Labour Summer Camp which they also attempted to cover up. This is disgraceful with the Prime Ministers involvement and the lies that have been told .

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    • I’m looking forward to seeing how they manage to cover up an entire trial in september, particularly with the amount of public interest in the case.

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      • Done an excellent job of covering up so far, never seen the net wiped so efficiently of an individual. It is like they don’t exist.
        There are a few tiny cracks like in Wiki you can delete the links, it will show a blank page on the Labour website. The page has disappeared for some odd reason.
        It is also very obvious when you look at the profiles on Labour website, everyone that should have a family does bar one.
        Scrubbing one to non existence only works to a certain extent, there are traces left behind. I guess the name will be made public after this lot depart, not sure it will happen before though. Too much skin in high places for that to happen. One thing we know for sure, many politicians and journalists keep themselves informed, they are friends of one of the victims, if you are a friend, you have been updated recently. It’s really on a need to know basis, we need to know, the public don’t.
        There are a few journalists prepared to pull the scab off and take a peek of this festering sore, the longer it goes, the more septic it all becomes.
        Trial day will tell all, hopefully someone from the public gets the time to watch the spectacle if if does indeed occur.

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  16. Was it acceptable to boo Jacinda Ardern after All Blacks match?
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/08/was-it-acceptable-to-boo-jacinda-ardern-after-all-blacks-match.html

    “It’s led to debate on social media about whether it is acceptable to boo a politician at a sports event.”

    “The thing is, the right never protest actually we normally just suck it up. All the noise has always come from the left protesting. So it’s about time we showed some resistance!” one person wrote on Twitter.”

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    • Dear YSB comrades,
      please accept my humble apologies…

      Finally someone in MSM land has reported on the booing of Jacinda Ardern.

      (I never doubted you folks for a minute)

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    • …..”Was it acceptable to boo Jacinda Ardern after All Blacks match”……

      Definitely. In fact it is acceptable to boo the lacklustre, attention seeking occasional PM anywhere at any time.

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      • Shaun Plunkett was supporting the ‘office of PM’ saying it was inappropriate as the position of PM deserves to be respected, but the calls to him I heard were saying she doesn’t deserve our respect. As far as most were saying, respect should earned not expected. I agree.

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    • Much as I despise Ardern and her coalition, I do not think its acceptable to boo her (or any of our prime ministers) at a sports event where she was asked to present the trophies.

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      • Bullshit to that. If she was doing a half decent job at PM then she would not have been booed. All her virtue signalling with our money will come back to haunt her and Liarbour. And not before time.

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      • Sod that thought. Whenever I see her she gets a salutatory middle finger, no matter where. I disapprove of Jacinda Ardern, her government and most of what she stands for and will express that dislike wherever I like.

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      • Dildoes should stay in the bedroom. Throwing stuff at anyone is not acceptable but that’s what lefty protesters do. A bit of vocal protest is expected by a rugby crowd but they don’t chuck stuff. She was at a rugby match not a labour party function.

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  17. 1.7 million Hong Kong citizens protested today. One fifth of the entire population. That’s a staggering number. How will the despicable CCP make that many people disappear? Watch for a sudden power supply or “communications issue” in Hong Kong and a strange influx of street cleaners.

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  18. Someone on the RTapyers Union website asked
    What happens with the money that is taken for Halal Registration?
    A good question that. Is it regarded as a charitable donation?
    Does it attract GST, because it should its a bill for a service?

    Probably some other fish hooks being exploited there as well.
    anyone know the answers?

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    • Give us a break V2. As an astute watcher of the scams of the followers of various Skydaddies you’ll instinctively know that in NZ religious arseholes don’t pay a blind bit of tax on their rorts.

      The promotion of religion to the gullible is classed as a charity.

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      • I don’t reckon that it’s a shortage of tucker so much Kea. Lent is well over so they’ve probably broadened their diet to include sour grapes & sweet sherry.

        Their despondency is likely caused by Jesus not fronting up for a second coming sending them into a tailspin when they realise that you & I are going to escape the thunderbolts of devine retribution. 🙂

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    • A lot of it goes to terrorist groups and preaching conversion in the prisons! It is another extortion racket by our brother in peace, they consider it modern jizya (the tax paid in the old days by Xians and Jews to allow then to remain in their own religions). It is still in force in Syria and the new ISIS in Nigeria – convert, die or pay the jizya! Islam leaching off non muslims all over the world as is their wont.

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  19. Ryan Bridge was reporting a large number of people have converted to Islam since 15 March. He interviewed a 23 year old who “wore a hijab in support” and then felt she needed to do more. She met “a whole lot of strong women so converted.” She feels she has found the right religion despite not being religious before March. Ryan asked if she had read the Koran? “There is a lot of learning to do” she said.
    Oh dear, will she stick with it once the virtue signalling wears off?

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    • ……”will she stick with it once the virtue signalling wears off?”……

      Wait until they bring out the pruning shears & her clit comes off. 🙂

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      • She hasn’t reached that part in the Koran yet. She is still getting past the opening line ‘Once upon a time…’

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        • …..”What is it with the religious and peoples private parts?”…..

          Power. Sex is a basic drive & potentially pleasurable so it must be regulated.

          The leaders of sects & religions get their rocks off being in charge of the sex lives of their flocks.

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  20. I’ve been reading GD on KB & I’ve again reinforced my opinion that stephieboy’s the thickest bastard to ever appear on the internet.

    How anyone with a modicum of self respect could turn up daily to be bitchslapped around the web has got me beat.

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    • I think there is more than a major cognitive problem involved with his commenting behaviour.
      I’m not surprised that we learnt of stephieboy’s identity through his Church activities.

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    • You judge me harshly Kea. Whilst I enjoy the opinions & the banter of those of us who migrated to YSB KB is still the preferred platform of a lot of interesting commenters.

      Despite the fuckwitted & tardy moderation I still enjoy reading the offerings of some of the sane & frequently witty contributors. eg alex masterly, Swifty, Callendar Girl, Tom Hunter, Odakyu Sen, Nostradamus & FE Smith to name a few.

      The conservative & Godaddled who have nearly taken over DPF’s blog……less so!

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    • Mate, steffy is what I call a “gauge”. She is out there to “measure” responses to stupidity. It helps labour “plan their “floating voter” attack for 2020. I have advised “all” to downtick and move on as it will fuck their planning.

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      • stoooopidboy was a girly/man last time I took them apart. Do they still have the conflicting genders and age commenters? The streets of Mt Roskilstan must be a little safer now.

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        • He makes Kiwiblog unreadable.
          Between his ridiculous comments and the long time delays, the blog is beginning to implode.

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        • Ed, stephy doesn’t even come from Roskillstan (man has that place changed in the past 20 years). A couple of weeks ago, I was baiting Stephy to see whether it really comes from Mt Roskill. It went straight over its head, but dare I say it, I doubt whether Stephy would be able to find themselves beyond the SH intersection at Paramata!

          Sorry to disappoint, but Stephie is more a Wellingtonian.

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          • No he lives in Balmoral and goes to some weird church there. I was accused of doxing the creep, but who really gave a shit.

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  21. I’d just like to say that my email ending in .co is legit. It’s not my fault I am a Colombian drug lord…. someone has to do it 🙂

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  22. Rangi walked into WINZ, marched straight up to the
    counter and said ‘Hi, I’m looking for a job’.

    The man behind the counter replied, ‘Your timing is amazing.
    We’ve just got one in from a very wealthy man who wants a
    chauffeur/bodyguard for his nymphomaniac twin daughters.
    You’ll have to drive around in a big black Mercedes and wear the uniform
    provided.

    The hours are a bit long but the meals are provided. You also have to
    escort the young ladies on their overseas holidays. The salary package is
    $200,000 a year’.

    Rangi said ‘You’re bullshitting me!’

    The man behind the counter said ‘Well you started it!’

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    • I took my dog Rufus down the dole office to see what entitlements he’s allowed.
      The gobshite behind the desk said ” We don’t give benefits to dogs “.
      I argued ” Why not , he’s black , he stinks, he’s never worked a day in his life and he can’t speak a word of English “.
      Rufus gets his first payment on Tuesday.

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  23. Once upon a time.. Gizzy had a couple of male & female exclusive clubs where country folk could change from Golf attire into Town Clothes or stay overnight….but they’ve disappeared as such (Poverty Bay Club is now a cafe/bar/picture theatre venue)…so if folks want cheap booze now,, they belong to the local Fishing club or The Cozzy… and sexes intermingle.

    Why would you want to belong to an all-Male club in Nelson?

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    • Well if they are not themselves when a female is about, what are they?

      and what do they do when females are absent?
      (If I was to transition to a male..how would I behave in a Club of men?)

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      • …..”If I was to transition to a male”……

        ……you’d be out the back somewhere playing with your new toy. 🙂

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    • …..”and sexes intermingle”…..

      I knew it! Over sixty years ago I recall standing on the corner of Gladstone & Grey St listening to a servant of the Lord telling all & sundry that Gisborne was full of sinners & adulterers who would not be saved.

      Definitely the seventh son of the seventh son that preacher. 🙂

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    • Maggy, Fishing Club, Gizzy, what is the chance of meeting someone who knows straight rows for you there?

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  24. So now that Kelvin wants to reduce maori crime, are the going to step up the catch and release another notch?

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    • Maori crime stats are going to explode there will suddenly be a massive upsurge in scrawny white crims identifying as Maori, or will you have to supply your own genealogy to determine the severity of sentence and is this govt finally saying fuck the victims to our faces just as they have done in protecting a possible rapist deep in their own ranks

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      • My goddaughter had a baby a few months ago. I told her to register it as an urban maori – as defined by oral stories -haha -in order to get future perks. Perks are on the increase.

        Q.Where is your drivers licence?
        A. I’m Tonguer te fenua bro, piss off.
        I have a sovereign licence from kupe, eh.

        She preferred not to.
        I know a guy who was the youngest of 4 kids and his older brothers told him to register as a Maori – in the 1970s- at university so he could get pref entry to any course he wanted.
        He did it.
        I sometimes call him Ropata – Bob

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  25. Have the media finally found their white supremacist stay tuned for the next 20 articles dedicated to anyone involved in this club as the media party don’t like being told to naff off & whats the point of demanding apologies like that matters to anyone or would be genuine i bet Gower is fair salivating at the prospect of playing the thought police again though

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  26. Another successful launch by Rocket Lab from the Mahia Peninsula.
    Family assembled to watch from across the bay.
    Covered some sky at 6km/sec.

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