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  1. Is it not those that create the debit by taking out the loan or over spending on the credit card pay the debit? Chippy, Robbers son, horse face all better have deep pockets coz thats one hell of a lot of debit to be in.

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    • Its odd that the govt is all into sustainability crap yet when it comes to spending and debt sustainability goes out the window.
      Robo and co should give some winz bene bludgers their personal credit cards with no limits for a while and see ho they fucking like it, i doubt they would have the balls or the trust to do it for an hour let alone 6 years.

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      • Fecking Jimmy two mums is always preaching that we are a rich country and need to help others out with the greenhouse scam , when in fact him and robbo are living it large on our grandkids money.

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        • Proposal:
          Income tax a flat 10% on the first $40,000 pa. Then flat 20% on income from $40,001 to $250,000 pa. Then no more.
          Indexed.
          GST 20%
          in this regime, consider no GST on Fresh food but adds complexity; then you get into– should it not apply to medicine, baby clothes et al.

          by comparison
          VAT in Norway is 25% with 15% on fresh food; not so sure about income tax; and wealth tax starting at 0.85% with exempt the first $172,000 (SFA) rising to 1.1%;
          These are pure communists. forget socialism. The communism did not fall there in 1990 like the soviets.

          Ireland is 23% VAT -a small drop during convid to 21% for less than a year; and high personal tax
          Income tax is 20% on the first 40,000 Euros, then kicks up to 40%

          UK is 20% GST with weird adjustments like 5% for child car seats; Income tax goes to 45% and there is the crappy national insurance tax on top for workers which goes to basically pay for refugees/country shoppers.

          So 20% GST is fair.
          Let goo-mint live within its means
          Have a constitution where Goo-mint debt cannot be above 20% of GDP and below 10% of GDP for at least 5 years per decade.
          Make the fuckers earn their salary.
          Have personal fines on politicians who breach barriers; fine as a percent of their income, payable within 60 days.
          Eg. robbers son exceeds the debt barrier; 10% fine of his 300,000+ income; stood down from the role until he pays up.

          Make shit head pollies accountable.
          They want the power, make them take the responsibility.
          End the crap of blaming everyone one else like a 4 year old.
          Put up or shut up. No crap about ‘9 years of neglect’ when in charge for 5 years.
          Student politicians need not apply.

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  2. Nunnas, $50,000 owed by every individual taxpayer according to my maths, Chippie and Robbo can go fuck themselves or each other if they think they are getting my share to give away to the unproductive bludgers in our country. .

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  3. It never ceases to amaze me how much the Automobile Association (AA) works against its Members and their best interests. As a casual by-stander over the last 20 years this organisation has done anything but “be the voice of the motorist.” What the AA is now, is an organisation that is a Lackey of the fuel companies with it’s association with BP and a Lackey of the Government of the day through it’s association with Waka Kotahi and as such, would dare not criticise it’s income stream.

    The Government are talking about increasing Fuel Taxes and RUC and what do the AA say.

    “AA spokesman Dylan Thomsen said he would prefer the Government took its time and got things right>”

    No telling the Government on behalf of it’s Members to “Fuck Off” as fuel Taxes and RUC are so high, anyway. No standing up for it’s Members in anyway, no resistance whatsoever, just a meek subservient acceptance that extra Taxes are fine and they support them. I guess being a compromised Government Lackey organisation, standing up for it’s Members is a foreign concept.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/fears-of-fuel-tax-hikes-as-government-promises-to-publish-much-delayed-transport-budget/C6ZM2HULJ5AXTHIRCNXBMZJDUI/

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    • TAH@0524

      The second that Government money is put into an orgnisation is the second that said organisation ceases to be independent and becomes subservient to said Government.

      Although supposedly independent’, if the AA has accepted ‘Government-assistance[‘ it is now no more than a Government stooge; a detail likely to be kept from it’s members.

      Control can be exercised in a variety of forms, some of them quite obscure…

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    • AA is an insurance company.
      As such, they are not your friend.

      I agremoe they have been shit for 20 years.
      Their car checking outfit for pre-sales has had a bad rep – in my orbit- for over 20 years.
      Give em a miss.
      I last had membership in the 1990s.

      i have not had a flat tyre in 20+ years.
      Go with Goodyear.
      With modern keys pretty it’s hard to lock your keys in the car.
      petrol gauges work; unlike the old british crap we once drove.
      No need for them.

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  4. Every day in every way everything declines. What we are watching is the fall of New Zealand and the western world. We are watching it burn in every way, just like Rome did in ancient times. In another 50 years there will be a life like the old tv programme like the one that was Survivors and others that were fantasy programmes of that ilk. I hate to think of what life will be like for people in future times.

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  5. If only the princess royal would have a conversation with her brother and put him straight. I guess the WEF didnโ€™t think to brainwash the sister after they brainwashed Charles.

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    • Brian, you have a rogue in every family. Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is, in Chuck’s family case, it. The WEF have indoctrinated Chuck and his bald son, Bill, I don’t think Anne will be such a pushover for the WEF.

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    • Chuck.
      Ther king who wants to be a tampon.

      Signed by
      your loyal anti royalist.
      —————-
      the nonsense that inbred dimwits produce.
      esp Andy , the missus andy, and the hideous daughters. yUK.
      ginger and the whinger.
      End royalty now.

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  6. Fuckwittery abounds within this Country and here is one such Fuckwit.

    “We are excited to run Whiria,” says Cellia Joe-Olsen, Te Rลpลซ Whakahau Tumuaki.

    “Whiria was hugely impactful for the last cohort, empowering them to become change-makers within their library communities around the motu. We are now looking for 10 new kฤkaho (sustainability champions) to continue this journey of collective impact for the library sector.”

    Righto!

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU2307/S00116/whiria-te-tangata-investing-in-our-librarians.htm

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  7. A husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big kiss, says she’ll see him later and walks away. His wife glares at him and says, “Who the hell was that?” “Oh,” replies the husband, “she’s my mistress.” “Well, that’s the last straw,” says the wife. “I’ve had enough, I want a divorce.” “I can understand that,” replies her husband, “but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Infinities and Lexuses in the garage and no more yacht club. But the decision is yours.” Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm. “Who’s that woman with Jim? ” asks the wife. “That’s his mistress,” says her husband. “Ours is prettier,” she replies๐Ÿคฃ

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  8. Insomnia… its not worth losing sleep over.

    Fml last night was one of those bloody nights, still pinging at 330am, force myself go to bed at 4am but lie awake for god knows how long then wake up before my 630am alarm.
    Farking roots ya, oh well only a half day of work today then hit the hills chasing piggywigs so not too much brainpower needed!

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  9. TAH@0651

    Given that ‘Librarians’ were at one-time bastions of ‘independent thought’ the boot-licking subservience to ‘Te Triti’ is appalling, but as those in control are invariably graduates of Victoria uni which has completely embraced the whole ‘white man bad’ philosophy, this is not too surprising and was perhaps inevitable.

    With ‘Free Thought’ now deemed to be ‘reactionary’ and ‘fascist’, all that is needed now is the ritual burning / removal of those volumes deemed to be ‘unsupportive’ of the prevailing narrative and the destruction is complete.

    Alexander Turnbull would be appalled.

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  10. jason Aldean has the #1 tune on ITunes with his song “Try that in a small town”
    It has upset the lefties to a great degree.

    SUCKER PUNCH SOMEBODY ON A SIDEWALK
    CAR JACK AN OLD LADY AT A RED LIGHT
    PULL A GUN ON THE OWNER OF A LIQUOR STORE
    YA THINK ITโ€™S COOL WELL ACT A FOOL IF YA LIKE
    CUSS OUT A COP SPIT IN HIS FACE
    STOMP ON THE FLAG AND LIGHT IT UP

    YEAH YA THINK YOUโ€™RE TOUGH

    WELL TRY THAT IN A SMALL TOWN
    SEE HOW FAR YA MAKE IT DOWN THE ROAD
    โ€˜ROUND HERE WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN
    YOU CROSS THAT LINE IT WONโ€™T TAKE LONG
    FOR YOU TO FIND OUT
    I RECOMMEND YOU DONโ€™T
    TRY THAT IN A SMALL TOWN
    GOT A GUN THAT MY GRANDDAD GAVE ME
    THEY SAY ONE DAY THEYโ€™RE GONNA ROUND UP
    WELL THAT SHIT MIGHT FLY IN THE CITY GOOD LUCK

    TRY THAT IN A SMALL TOWN
    SEE HOW FAR YOU MAKE IT DOWN THE ROAD
    โ€˜ROUND HERE WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN
    YOU CROSS THAT LINE IT WONโ€™T TAKE LONG
    FOR YOU TO FIND OUT
    I RECOMMEND YOU DONโ€™T
    TRY THAT IN A SMALL TOWN

    The video is within this link.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/07/18/jason-aldean-sparks-controversy-for-his-take-on-leftist-violence-and-lawlessness-in-the-musical-warning-try-that-in-a-small-town/

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  11. Getting to the stage when I might consider subscribing to “The Spectator -Australia “. I get the condensed headlines each day, they have some great articles. This from this morning. They are onto it.

    “Alexandra Marshall in Flat White writes wittily about how, increasingly, Australian English is being colonised by Aboriginal words and place names, making the reading of news reports sometimes unintelligible, let alone airport destination boards.
    It’s a problem in New Zealand too, but on an industrial scale compared to Australia. Try and read The New Zealand Herald online โ€“ it’s so chockers with Mฤori (ahem, Te Reo) words and expressions that itโ€™s sometimes unintelligible. One could say Mฤori language has achieved co-governance with English in Kiwiland. Which is a way of introducing Graham Adams’s article on the insidious march of co-governance between Mฤori Kiwis, comprising less than one-fifth of the population, with everyone else, including democratically-elected MPs and local councillors. Readers across the Ditch can relate; Australian readers will get a foretaste of what may be the future if some of the more outspoken Yes activists have their way…”

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    • You can’t throw Te Reo words into an English sentence, especially when the concepts behind the Te Reo terms don’t exist in English.

      The word “our land” means one thing in English, but the Te Reo term for “our land” will have layers to it (like an onion) that the English may not. These words are not interchangeable because their underlying cultures are very different.

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  12. I can only hope that this degree of madness in the United Kingdom has not yet established itself in New Zealand schools, but nothing would surprise me.
    ” ‘They all believed my daughter was a boy, and that I was the problem’
    Schools can affirm pupils’ gender identity without any clinical input at all”

    https://capx.co/my-familys-ordeal-reveals-the-strange-dystopian-world-of-school-gender-policies/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=19%2F07%2F23

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  13. The pigs are telling witnesses in Auckland not to speak to media. They will be crafting some bullshit story linking the shooter to an imaginary โ€œfar rightโ€. Or the classic โ€œ lone wolfโ€ if brown.

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  14. Oh dear the shooter was wearing an ankle bracelet… im sure the nice chap had a FALand registered his firearm//

    Ardern, chippy and co your soft on crime bullshit has got ballistic blood splatter all over you now. Fucking bullshit, these cunts are gunna spin this and say if the registry was implemented sooner it wouldnt have happened.
    Hope it was a semi auto cindys failed buyback didnt get back from a gang.

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    • All the bracelet wearers in Auckland (and there must be many of them) cannot be monitored by human watchers at the same time. I assume that some alarm is tripped if they stray outside their containment zone, but do the police have the resources to attend every single infringement. Probably all that happens is that the location data is logged.

      When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

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      • I just spoke to Harry Tam, Cultural Report Writer to the Court System, he said he could not talk for long as he was filling in the blank spaces in his generic Cultural Report for the dead bracelet wearers IPC and Coroners hearings.

        He did ask if he should charge $7,000 each or give the Government a Bulk Deal at $6,995 each. I suggested he take advice from Cindy, after all she was his Mate and she would know how to stiff the system better than anyone.

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          • Worked for me! The police paid $750.00 for my old 22 rifle that held 15 bullets in place of the now maximipum of 10. It took about a minute to reload the old gun, dropping one bullet at a time into the tubular magazine.

            The new replacement gun uses clips that hold ten bullets each but can be reloaded in a few seconds by swapping clips. Can shoot WAY more bullets per minute now!

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    • Those kakapo are pretty laid back. If that had been a kea getting parole he would have carved the carrying cage into seven pieces, accused the DOC chick of rape & jammed the reporter’s microphone up her nose.

      Peace is coming to the wildlife sector. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Chippy only cared about his goon squad and his use of token te reo words…
      “The entire blue whanau, the police, will feel an incident like this”, he said.

      Now hes trying to use this as an excuse to not watch a shitty soccer game, hilarious as he says theres no further threat but his attendance hinges on how this unfolds… is that code for extended meetings on with spin doctors and media scum to make this not labour soft on crimes fault?

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  15. Napkins is on the POT. Christ the reporters there are as thick as pigshit!!!
    As the same question over and over a bloody again!
    There bosses should get them in the office and give them a bloody good rodgering!!!
    It’s not hard to figure out the culprits. It’s on tape!
    Should go to the next journo and ignore that reporter for ever!
    Do they send reporters to “Dumb School”?

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  16. If it’s unsafe to go to the soccer opening, the neither should the public!!!
    Mind you, he could sit in the row behind Robber, human shield!
    Might not see much behind the fat cunt. But he would be there!

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  17. Stupid greedy brown person thinks the water belongs to iwi, pretty sure its just the lakebed isnt it?

    โ€œThis is a huge problem for us. People like this, who think they can just dive into our waters without permission or without consulting us in any way is unacceptable.”

    A researcher took a water sample and the perpetually oppressed and agreived folk didnt like the result and now having a hissy fit. You dont own the water bro only the sedimemt on the lakebed, get over it and go back to your cry closet.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/kahu/iwi-rejects-scientists-claims-about-plastic-pollution-in-lake-rotorua/3QM5NYVXKVEQNBN7GV7XYZTIUM/

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    • SB, the problem is not from the IWI or Maori. The problem is from leeching and the breaking down of all the plastic Tiki’s that are made in China and sold in the Tourist Shops in Rotorua that are all Chinese owned.

      So there is the source of the problem. China.

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    • The knee will jerk big time again to compensate for shitty policy implemented by labour.
      Ardern now has the blood of 2 high profile shootings on her hands due to her recomendations and ideology. I see that the method in which tarrant was granted his FAL is now being reintroduced, the new vetting process is very poor and its going to lead to bad outcomes for good innocent kiwis again. Even the police vettors are shitting themselves about being liable, all of their concerns have been ignored too.

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  18. Fuck some people are retarded morons.
    “Inflation has dropped so food will become cheaper now”….. no you fucking retard it just means instead of an item of food going up by say 40cents it will increase by only 35cents.

    DEFLATION would make prices come down, if we get to that stage you probably wont have a job to pay for the food anyways. Even a stuffed piece in read hinted that inflation dropping was going to make goods cheaper.

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  19. It’s fucking amazing, if you get burgled the cops won’t bother helping but if the useless cnuts get a chance to strap on the glock and load the fucking assault rifle they’ll arrive by the hundred, going by there history the only safe thing on the streets in downtown Auckland would be the wild pitbull running around attacking people, LMFAO.

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  20. The World Health Organization created a new executive position at their agency called “Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health”

    Big surprise, the woman heading it is John Kerry’s daughter.

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  21. In case you were stressing out and thinking your $10 World Cup Ticket would be worth nothing

    “Norwayโ€™s players were awoken by police helicopters on the morning of their FIFA Women’s World Cup opener against the Football Ferns but say they felt โ€œsafe the whole timeโ€
    —————–
    Said a spokesperson (of no defined gender) for the Norwegian team :-

    Mate, this is nothing. We have Anders Breivik.
    This is some retail level shit you got going on here!

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  22. NSW police post pictures of a UFO captured by their helicopter. However, airport control refuses to back police up re the sightings. These aliens seem to like our aussie cuzzies more. I don’t know what it is. The aliens even show themselves to school kids as the The Westall UFO story relates. How much lower can NZ fall when even aliens pay us no mind?๐Ÿ˜’

    @9.56

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW7wfetKAU0

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  23. Teen Mob member who broke into home and sexually assaulted pregnant woman gets home detention

    A teen Mongrel Mob member who broke into the home of a pregnant woman and indecently assaulted her in the bed she was sharing with her child has been sentenced to 12 months home detention.

    Napier man Stevie Taunoa, 19, thanked Judge Gordon Matenga after receiving the sentence on Thursday morning then walked from the dock into the police cells and yelled โ€œCracked itโ€.

    Taunoa was 16 years old when he committed the offence shortly after midnight on December 28, 2020.

    Taunoa covered the womanโ€™s mouth with a piece of clothing and indecently assaulted her.

    When the woman fought back Taunoa grabbed her in a headlock and dragged her to the ground then pulled out a screwdriver and threatened to stab her.

    Taunoa appeared pleased with the sentence and said โ€œThank you judge. I appreciate thatโ€.

    He laughed as he entered the police cells and yelled โ€œCracked itโ€.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300931432/teen-mob-member-who-broke-into-home-and-sexually-assaulted-pregnant-woman-gets-home-detention

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  24. I’ll let you blokes take the invite. Ya know ewes want to.
    Dear Michael Hunty,

    I am pleased to invite you to a public meeting on Sunday 23 July.

    Most Kiwis think the country is on the wrong track. The cost of living, crime and co-governance are keeping people awake at night. Health and education are in crisis and Australia is stealing our best and brightest.

    We will talk about ACTโ€™s plan to address these problems and our policies for real change in New Zealand. I will also make a new policy announcement.

    When: Sunday 23 July 1pm

    Where: Limes Room, Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

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  25. Has Jacinda Ardern, Chris Hipkins, Andrew Little, Kelvin Davis, Coster and the Dudge Steven Bonar have the bloody of two innocent workers at the Auckland shoot out on their grubby little hands. This would not have happened without the liarbour party all holding hands to go easy on criminals!
    Liarbor have gone easy on crimes since they came to power and it looks like easier on maori crime!
    They gave Dudges orders not to lock crims, give them a piece of paper and it’s a get out of jail free card!
    For todays shooter to have 59 convections is bullshit. Bet they are not all for family violence like Coster was hinting! They are not telling the whole story!
    Today’s shooting is a bloody disgrace on the record of labour going soft on criminals!!!
    Blood on their hands!

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    • David Garrett, Bless him, always said that the crimes who would be captured by 3 strikes had amassed a collection of at least 80 charges and convictions.
      HIs crime was to create a law that robber his Union of Lawyer mates, of funds via the crimal court system
      No cases no money.

      That pissed a lot of them off.
      Sooner all these “unions” have their control taken away the better. Eye specs charging 5K for a cataract when Hollows does them for $20.

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    • ACT policy on health.

      1. Jabby jab jab ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰
      2. Remove all human rights for those not jabby jab jabbed ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰

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  26. Why Russia pulled out of its grain deal with Ukraine, and what that means for the global food system
    20th Jul 23, 12:31pm by Guest
    The Russia-Ukraine grain deal that has been critical to keeping global food prices stable and preventing famine is currently in tatters. On July 17, 2023, Russia said it was pulling out of the year-old deal, which allowed shipments of grains and other foodstuffs to travel past the Russian naval blockade in the Black Sea. And to make matters worse, over the next two days Russia bombed the Ukrainian grain port of Odesa, destroying over 60,000 tons of grain.

    As a result, food prices have surged, with the cost of wheat, corn and soybeans in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere all skyrocketing.

    So, what is the grain deal, and why is it so important to the global food supply chain?

    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/123133/why-russia-pulled-out-its-grain-deal-ukraine-and-what-means-global-food%C2%A0system

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  27. That Auckland shooter probably had the barrel and stock of his shotgun cut down.
    Because how do you cart a full size long gun around the CBD?
    Average woke wanker would have kittens, if you did!

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  28. Dr Muriel Newman

    “Late last month the United States Supreme Court released a landmark judgement ruling that race cannot be used as a factor in considering college admissions.

    If such a judgement applied to New Zealand, it would signal the end of the University sectorโ€™s targeted race-based admissions schemes. That would include Auckland Universityโ€™s School of Medicine, which in 2023 reserved 103 places out of the total intake of 287 for Maori and Pacific Island students.”

    https://www.nzcpr.com/all-are-equal/

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  29. “Language is the first indicator of genocidality.”

    This is the claim made by Kate Hannah in the podcast released this week by Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Undercurrent. It is a 7-part series on Misinformation in New Zealand, hosted by Susie Ferguson and there is one word for it:

    Propaganda.

    “It’s genocidal because it’s about the eradication of a particular group of people,” adds Ferguson after Kate Hannah’s claim. The inference is clear. To disagree with someone’s identity or ideology, to counter their way of thinking, is the same thing as countering them; their very existence, not just their thoughts.

    Joseph Goebbels famously encouraged his supporters to accuse their enemies of the crimes they do themselves. Accusing everyday Kiwis of spreading hate and misinformation in an explicit attempt to damage democracy, this is actually what material like this does itself.
    Doubling down on the hysteria of other material released such as Paula Penfold’s Fire and Fury, the subsequent Web of Chaos, and the ‘research’ released by the Disinformation Project, this most recent release is hyperbolic twaddle, plain and simple. What is really disturbing is the lack of rigour in the programme. Misinformation is not defined. No examples are given. Same with Disinformation.

    And yet mainstream media propagates this stuff as they announce the end of our democracy because the great unwashed have the audacity to counter the groupthink we’re told to maintain.
    We must counter these malicious accusations not with censorship and slander, but with reason and dialogue that protect our country from being torn apart simply because some dare diagree.

    We know that the potential transition from โ€œmisinformationโ€ to outright violence is a real worry. But how do we counter that? It’s not by drumming up such elite hysteria that the force of the state is bought in to stamp out ‘wrongthink.’

    Material such as this ignores many of the reasons why traditional institutions that were trusted, such as the media, are so untrusted today. It relates largely to the contempt they have had for the basic liberties of those they were supposed to serve.

    It goes without saying that RNZ, Susie Ferguson, and the entire entourage have every right to express their fears of everyday Kiwis being allowed to speak freely. In fact, for those of us who believe in the value of New Zealanders retaining their freedoms of speech and conscience, it’s helpful for us to know who our enemies are.

    But we’re not going to sit by idly by and watch in silence as they strike at the very foundations of our freedoms: the rights to believe according to your conscience, and express those beliefs freely.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGtwDGqWLsPxXNcZMcXLpGdcQjq?projector=1

    There is a great irony in Sanjana Hattotuwa’s claim “What I see has already happened is that society has become more intolerant. And specifically, it’s the violence around the negotiation of difference. He is right, and yet again, he is exactly what he accuses his enemy of.

    Denying Kiwis the right to believe according to their conscience and express those beliefs will produce more divison, there is no question. The opposite of free speech, which demands differences be resolved through reason and dialogue, is violence, which says differences are dealt with by force.

    These are indispensable features of every society that is able to live peacefully and tolerantly with itself.

    The team and I here at the Free Speech Union refuse to sit idly by as attacks like this are made on our democracy, but we can’t do it by ourselves. I’m writing to ask you, to commit to enabling us to defend Kiwis’ free speech and to support our work.

    DPMC refuse FSU tender bid and fund would-be-censors

    โ€œIf you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.

    It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.โ€

    This, also, is a quote credited to Goebbels.

    Today in New Zealand, Government funding is put into researching misinformation, producing media content on misinformation, creating a new ‘super-regulator’ to challenge misinformation, and the list goes on.

    In May, when the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet announced a tender bid for $450,000 to research disinformation, we put together a consortium of imminently respected and qualified academics to ensure that this research was done with free speech at its foundation.

    The consultant who helped us draft the bid, who has written hundreds of similar proposals said, speaking to the caliber fo the team ‘If you don’t get this contract, I will be shocked.”

    We didn’t.

    DPMC hasn’t actually told us yet who has received the funding and contract, although work has already started. Unfortunately, it seems all our fears were correct.

    Those who want to demolish free speech, those who believe your freedom to think freely is ‘genocidal’, have immense resources at their disposal. Through your support of the Free Speech Union, we have been able to counter these claims. We’ve produced our own podcasts, released our own documentary film, authored our own research, and much more. But we feel like we’ve got a garden hose and they’ve got a fire hydrant.

    The team and I still want to conduct some of the research we proposed to DPMC. Our consortium is still ready to go. We will illustrate that free speech is crucial for social cohesion, that differences of opinions don’t need to result in violence, and that strong investment in education is superior to censorship.

    We also want to produce a podcast series that celebrates what free speech has given New Zealand; we want to continue to engage young people about the importance of tolerance.

    If Government funding will continue to be provided to those who are undermining the speech rights of Kiwis (like $595,000 being spent on the hate speech law proposals), the only alternative is for Kiwis to band together and chip into the fight.

    Today’s podcast, and the incessant voices of those who tell us we must conform to their way of thinking, or else we are far-right, genocidal Nazis, reminds me that the stakes are high. But I for one still have great hope that free speech can remain a dominant cultural value.

    It’s just going to take each of us doing our part.

    Jonathan

    Jonathan Ayling
    Chief Executive
    Free Speech Union
    http://www.fsu.nz

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  30. The man who opened fire at a downtown Auckland construction site, killing two people and injuring a police officer, was on home detention for kicking and strangling a woman, leaving her with a broken bone in her neck.

    At the time, he was serving a sentence of five monthsโ€™ home detention delivered in the Auckland District Court on March 28 after he admitted charges of impeding breathing, injuring with intent to injure, wilful damage and male assaults female. Strangulation carries a maximum term of imprisonment of seven years.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/auckland-shooting-gunman-matu-reid-had-earlier-threatened-to-take-out-entire-family-documents-reveal/74JM22SMMRGAHGP7XV5GNLHCLI/

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      • It’s ok though, we have youth being nurtured into becoming law abiding citizens by groups like this:

        A trust that has worked with troubled Taranaki teenagers for three decades is fighting liquidation by Inland Revenue, which says it owes nearly $390,000 in unpaid PAYE and GST.

        The Taranaki Young Peoples Trust, which has operated from Liardet St in New Plymouth since 1993, was served with a demand from IRD on April 18 for $371,036.63, the amount due at the time, High Court documents show.
        โ€œOur kaupapa helps save lives, reduce suicide, reduce self harm and drug and alcohol abuse while promoting legal, healthy and safe living,โ€ the entry on the page said.

        โ€œOffering a free service for at risk youth and their whanau who need support, direction, assistance and a voice in their time of need. Trained staff care for clients in a holistic and meaningful way ensuring they remain safe, legal and healthy.โ€

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300929879/taranaki-young-peoples-trust-facing-liquidation-for-tax-debt

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  31. LINDSAY MITCHELL: Children on welfare – highest in Labour’s term

    The number of children reliant on a benefit is at its highest point since Labour became government in 2017.

    The number – 211,617 – even surpasses the total at the end of 2020 after the chaos of Covid. The number is 26% higher than in March 2018, the end of Labourโ€™s first full quarter. Over 43,000 more children are now dependent on welfare. Was that the price former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was willing to pay in her naive pursuit of poverty reduction? It was a massive risk to keep increasing benefit rates and tax credits for children. This is the result.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/lindsay-mitchell-children-on-welfare-highest-in-labour-s-term?postId=104f0d09-e4fc-4126-997c-d7192164ef97&utm_campaign=3d0aa690-51c6-433d-98a2-8b4e1e55becd&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=ffbe3201-2bd6-4cf6-8e75-bef6877b7a40&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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    • There should be no payments for having kids. The money is not really for the kids it is for women. All kid benefits are women benefits. The purpose is not to look after kids but to destroy families and promote radical feminist ideology.

      How many criminals, ram raiders, murderers, came from normal families with a mum and dad?

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  32. 41 hurt in unexplained Johannesburg blast.

    An unexplained explosion ripped through central Johannesburg during rush hour Wednesday, tearing through a main road and injuring 41 people, South African officials said.

    Emergency services initially blamed underground gas pipes, but the Egoli Gas company said it was โ€œunlikelyโ€ the explosion โ€” which cracked tarmac and overturned vehicles including minibus taxis โ€” โ€œwas caused by a gas pipeline or leakโ€.

    https://insiderpaper.com/41-hurt-in-unexplained-johannesburg-blast/

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  33. Herald headline: Whole nation is mourning, says PM
    FFS no we are not. People die all the time. This was tragic, but I don’t know them. I am not mourning. Now stop trying to get political mileage out of it. If you put someone who strangled someone else behind bars this wouldn’t have happened.

    Auckland CBD shooter: ‘You don’t know what I’m capable of’

    The starting point for the sentencing was two years and three monthsโ€™ imprisonment, but lifted to three years for the violence used, vulnerability of the victim and the fact Reid was on supervision at the time of the offending.

    Reid was then given a nine-month discount for his guilty plea and a further seven month discount for his background which Judge Bonnar was satisfied had a connection to his offending.

    In the sentencing notes, Judge Bonnar said he was satisfied Reid needed help to address any issues he had and that home detention was an appropriate sentence.”

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