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  1. Well I wouldn’t be handing in my gun if I had one.

    Has Paul Buchanan been advising Jacinda all the way through, since the CHCH attacks?

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    • You’re not the only one, only 600 guns have been handed in so far. Seems the call to hand in guns has not been heeded by many.

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      • Nor should we have any restrictions on our ability to voice our views, since when has prohibition of anything worked.

        We should also share a special thought for the father and mother who lost three of their children in Sri Lanka.

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      • Considering a base model AR15 cost $2k back in 2016 (thanks google, not sure what they were going for 2 months ago unfortunately) If I owned one I sure as hell would be waiting for all the facts to make sure I was fairly reimbursed before handing any property over with faith on a promise from the CoL!

        think of the people who shoot competitively etc and who sink up to $10k in their set-ups…. Then think about kiwibuild…

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        • AR-15’s can be very quickly and cheaply converted to a .22 LR which uses rimfire ammunition. “Problem” solved. Won’t cost taxpayers anything. I wonder if our genius politicians considered that?

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          • Yes & no. Yes 100% correct (there is also a bolt action modification to remove the semi-auto scariness as another option too) but nooo… Someone asked a question of a police puppet in one video I saw on the law, asking if it was possible to modify the AR’s and other banned firearms to fit within the new laws, saving buy-back cost etc – Completely out of the question and still would not be legal (i would assume due to possibility of being converted back semi-auto and big bad calibers for the common use here in NZ of being used in mass shootings)

            My prediction: The buy-back scheme will be a huge success, and all involved will be pleased with the results… the firearm owners offloading their now illegal weapons, and the gangs buying them back off them at a higher price than the CoL MIGHT offer to pay for them…. Unintended consequences….

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          • Understand you are being sarcastic but using the words Genius and Politicians in the same context an Oxymoron, remove the oxy and you have a perfect description of the COLL.

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      • Our caring Govt has said they will not compensate voluntary gun owners who hand in their guns, so no surprise then and possibly some of the hand ins were illegally held and the amnesty with no questions asked Launders the illegality.

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  2. Any thoughts on why someone can get bail then home detention for killing a human (la-roux girl in hit n run, or several 1punch manslaughters recently etc etc) but a business owner and several teens are still in custody and bail denied 7-8 weeks later for sharing an already widely available, and at the time, not objectionable video or thoughts of a madman online during/immediately after CHCH events?

    Seems like overkill to me surely…..

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    • Article 58 of the Russian SFSR Penal Code treated zeks worse than actual criminals (murderers, rapists, thieves etc). IOW, thought crime is worse than physical crime.

      The Overton window has been moving society leftwards for decades and so expect Leftist sense of justice to prevail.

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  3. My blonde wife was doing a competition in a magazine when she asked me,
    “Babes, do you know the name of the lance St George used to kill the dragon?”
    I said, “Ascalon.”
    She got up and walked to the front door to go out.
    I said, “Now where are you going?”
    She said, “Over the road to ask Alan.” …
    Sometimes I wonder why I bother getting up in the morning.

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      • At St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Toronto, they have weekly husbands’ marriage seminars. At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

        Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, ‘Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!’

        The priest responded, ‘Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?

        Giuseppe proudly replied, ” I gonna go picka her up.”

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  4. The crowds of NZ’ers and Aussies are turning up at ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli as they have traditionally. They have not been deterred by comments of President Erdogan saying he would send home the grandchildren of Anzac soldiers in coffins.

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    • Bit hard to change your travel plans at this late stage and those comments were only made 5 and a bit weeks ago. There would be no refunds.

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      • If he’d at least shown some spine and stood up for NZ to that Turkish dude it would have been worth it. Instead he takes a nap lol.

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        • Tough for an old man to stay awake when the eyelids get heavy. Especially after a wee dram or 2.

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      • All those Kiwis and Aussies interviewed in Turkey to attend the Anzac services said they understood Erdogan was playing politics when he made the statement, and did not take it as an actual threat.

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        • They might not have, but it is the Muslims opinions that count in my opinion, did they just think that he was playing politics.

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          • Ominously no Turkey national is allowed on the peninsular to Anzac Cove this year. Not even bus drivers driving tour groups, they have all been banned from the area due to security concerns.

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  5. In the news today is an announcement by Mr Musk of Tesla that Tesla intend to release robot taxis onto the roads.

    I have no doubt that these taxis will kill people but you can’t pick on a robot like you can a teenage girl so no real worries there.

    More important is a factor well known to those who ride commuter trains, subway trains and busses.

    Who’s going to clean these taxis? When?

    Who’s going to repair the insides?

    Not one story I’ve read on these vehicles answers these questions.

    The trains and busses have humans working inside them and are still filthy, graphitied, further vandalised and full of rubbish (No, not commenting on the passengers here.) , robot cars will be unsupervised.

    I owned and drove a taxi in Christchurch for 17 years, ten of those at night.

    Even in the close invironment of a sedan I had people drink (and spill) booze, people wet the seat, people throw things like sweet papers, peanut shells, crisps, partially empty bottles and containers on the carpet, often under the seats and people spread oil, sunblock and grease over windows, doors, handles and seats.

    Hourly a cabbie has to remove pieces of fingernail and dirty tissues from the vehicle.

    All of that while I was in the car!

    Add the smells of fish and chips, chinese, indian, KFC (the worst of the lot), macca’s etc plus dirty, sweaty, smelly, farting people, all of which your average cabbie is expected to overcome on a daily basis.

    Go for it Mr Musk.

    Instead of rivalling the current taxi industry you”ll drive people towards them.

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  6. Mark on AMShow has announced he is a “Grapitalist” – a green capitalist.
    Will it catch on?

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    • i was thinking how different AM has been without Duncan. I assume that they have the same writers, but the off the cuff rhetoric is missing his spitefulness.

      I have actually looked forward to watching it, unlike it being my usual ritualistic torture. And no I am not watching One!!!! That would make me a full blown masochist.

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      • Ryan Bridge is better than Eric Young who is hosting this week, and Eric is overall better than Duncan…

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    • Pronounce the word in your head. It tends to sound either like “Crapitalist” or “Grabitalist”. Both of which apply to Greenies and their economic principles.

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  7. Boy oh boy can you feel the rage through the monitor on the daily blog. Makes me smile 🙂 “Leftie tears lol.

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  8. So 2 things in this article unfortunately make me have to think a little harder and I’m still perplexed…
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12224539

    “Rāhui a form of taboo restricting access to, or use of, an area or resource by the kaitiakitanga or guardians of the area.”

    ‘The main question people had was why was there a rāhui in place. They didn’t understand the impact of pollution.’ Environmentalists, community groups, civic leaders and the local hapĆ« have long been concerned about the degraded state of the pools and the condition of the track.”

    From my limited knowledge, the access to the pools is DOC land, owned by all New Zealanders. Pretty sure it was made law no one can really own a rock pool… So who allows and why is this group of people allowed to enforce a ban & restrict access to public land/foreshore?

    Also, if this group is infact the kaitiakitanga or guardians of the area, then surely they are responsible for allowing the area to get so trashed and polluted and were negligent on upkeep of the track etc…

    Can I place a rahui over my local park then? I am a guardian of the park moving on the hoodlems trying to start fires on picnic tables and bins at night, and pick up rubbish left behind by others etc….?

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    • I am glad people ignored this “rahui” as they are being enforced all over the country for a variety of spurious reasons when in reality all they are is superstitious nonsense invoking spirits and other associated quackery.
      If there is a problem lets deal with it by all means by coming up with modern practical solutions but lets leave all the ethereal bullshit out of it.

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      • It is just a convenient method of control. All rahui are not equal though, in my opinion anyway, if someone has died in sea water, I wouldn’t want to eat the local shellfish for example, especially if the body hasn’t been found for a while.

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        • On the contrary Rachael, if the body has not been found and has had time to “mature” this the premium time to harvest shellfish as no herbs and spices are required when you cook them?

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            • Years ago there was drowning in the sea resulting from a flying fox wire breaking. Several people were missing and after an unsuccessful day looking for bodies the searchers pulled up some crayfish from the reef for a feed.

              It would have been several days later when one of the bodies was recovered with a couple of crayfish hanging off what the sea lice had left.

              Some searchers lost their lunch as a result.

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    • It’s hard to spend other people’s money when you cannot use the force of the State to take that money in the first place.

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  9. Up until now plastic nappies are one of the worst pollutants of the environment with 187 billion plastic nappies used annually world wide. The British are now attempting to recycle them by separating their contents which is sent to a sewage plant, the rest is heat sterilised and shredded. The separated items used are sold off to different producers of goods, making clothes pegs, etc.

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  10. So Cindy is trying to stop hate speech on the internet etc. A junket coming up next month to gay Paree!
    I will object as I was aiming to continue to to rubbish her in particular and her most useless government.
    If she objects and runs of for a sook and a lie down with hurty feelings, well tough shit, I don’t care, she took the job and got paid the well beyond her pay scale! Lump it, or leave!
    She’s bloody useless and nothing she has done has proved to have worked! Worst PM ever in NZ history!
    Her Liarbour goverment is the most corrupt ever in NZ! Look at her members in cabinet, Twitford must be the worst minister ever, he’s not the most corrupt only because he’s too stupid to organise the bribes! Slease Gallopaway, now he’s not stuupid or is he? Sneaking into coverup the drug dealing and stuffing up the bosses orders, without reading what he was signing! The rest of them are no better, that puddle is shallow.

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    • Stuff have an article saying that Ardern has already been in touch with Zuckerberg. She is quoted as saying that she is not commenting on what was discussed.

      Could that be because Zuckerberg told her to wind her neck in or worse?

      Interestingly stuff are not taking comments.

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  11. Has anyone else’s household been selected to do a ‘Household Economic Survey’ interview from Stats NZ? Like the Census it is required. Questions will be about how we earn our money and how much we spend on housing. Is this interview to fill in the gaps in their disastrous Census?

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  12. Why is petrol so expensive? Isn’t there an ‘inquiry’? just had a friend facebook me from Orewa, 95 premium 254.4, 98 262.4.

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  13. Aotearoa called out for hate and bullying toward LGBTIQ people
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/387700/aotearoa-called-out-for-hate-and-bullying-toward-lgbtiq-people
    “Fifty takatāpui and LGBTIQ people have signed an open letter calling for an end to hatred and abuse towards their communities.”

    Wish I could help but I have four problems.
    1.I don’t know where Aotearoa is.
    2.I don’t know wtf a takatapui is.
    3.I don’t know what all those weird initials LGBTIQ stand for.
    4.I don’t care.

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  14. The Khmer alphabet in Cambodia is the world’s largest with 68 individual letters.

    An LGBTQ spokesperson said.. “Just think of all the genders you could make up with that.”

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  15. For the Literfarty :
    Bad news…if you bought a ticket to “Stardust & Substance” at the Auckland Writers’ Festival..Jacinda will be in France chatting to Msr Macron, but
    Good news… you can use your ticket to see her instead on Sunday 19 May, 8:30am – 9:30am, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre.

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  16. “In the wake of the March 15 attacks New Zealanders united in common purpose to ensure such attacks never occur again. If we want to prevent violent extremist content online, we need to take a global approach that involves other governments, tech companies and civil society leaders.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/99332/ardern-and-macron-use-paris-conference-rally-support-against-social-media-companies-let

    Good luck with that you useless woman. And don’t bother speaking for me because you in no way nor anyway represent me and millions more like me.

    They will have to stop games on the internet as they are mostly vicious thuggery and are a teaching ground for many that eventually good off their tree.

    Leave the house for christs sake before you fuck up any more.

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    • Blaming the tech companies is all smoke and mirrors for Cindy and Macron to take the public eye off the ball from elsewhere. Pontificating on the world stage means she is not back here answering to the public on all that is going wrong under her ‘leadership’.

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  17. TWYFORD’s CHILD HOSPITALISATION CLAIM CONTRADICTED
    Here’s some bad news for rental property owners forced into extra spending by the so-called “healthy homes” standards.
    Housing Minister Phil Twyford justified the launch of costly new rental property standards in February by saying “6000 children are admitted each year for ‘housing-sensitive hospitalisations’” but, when questioned, two Ministries provided contradictory data that undermined the Minister’s claim.
    In a nutshell:
    1. Hospital discharge data show that there was just one entry in the 2015-2016 year for a housing-related hospitalisation of a young person or child.
    2. Because infectious disease quickly spread by crowding is the main housing risk, a dwelling that fully complies with the new standards would have no effect on infectious diseases quickly spread by crowding.
    I sent a series of questions to the Minister’s office, to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and to the Ministry of Health, all seeking evidence to support a rather specific claim made by the Minister in February.
    The Minister’s full quote was that “6000 children are admitted each year for ‘housing-sensitive hospitalisations’, and that these children have been found to be nearly four times more likely to be re-hospitalised and 10 times more likely to die in the following 10 years.”
    Answers to questions asked under the Official Information Act revealed:
    1. The Ministry of Health does not list “housing-related hospitalisation” as a condition that people are hospitalised for, but does list it as “circumstances that may cause diseases (or exacerbate existing conditions)”.
    2. That category in a table titled Publicly funded hospital discharges 2015/16, at https://www.health.govt.nz/
/health-statistics-and-data-set
 showed that of the 244,152 discharges of children and young persons to age 19 that year there was a single entry recording a hospitalisation for a condition exacerbated by housing.
    3. MBIE said that the claim that “6000 children are admitted each year for ‘housing-sensitive hospitalisations’, and that these children have been found to be nearly four times more likely to be re-hospitalised and 10 times more likely to die in the following 10 years” appears as an assertion on page 41 of A stocktake on New Zealand Housing, published last year. That assertion was made with no supporting data other than a footnote.
    4. That footnote, titled Risk of rehospitalisation and death for vulnerable New Zealand children, identified crowding as the housing factor and said that death was rare. (See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28735258)
    In Stocktake, there was another assertion about children and asthma on p43, and diseases resulting from crowding in p44, again without supporting data other than unhelpful footnotes. If that was the only support for the Minister’s claim, it would appear that his “we are doing it for the children” utterances were exaggerated.
    The Minister has made various “hospitalisation” claims while pushing for so-called “healthy homes guarantee standards”.
    During the first reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill on May 4, 2016, Mr Twyford said: “It is no longer good enough in this country of ours that there are 42,000—in fact, the latest figures indicate 50,000—preventable hospitalisations of children with respiratory and infectious diseases”.
    The foreword of the Healthy Homes Standards discussion document, signed by the Minister, says that Ministry of Health data (2018) shows that there are “approximately 10,800 children or 13,000 events with potentially housing related conditions presented to the hospitals in New Zealand each year.”
    The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act was passed in 2017. Standards had not been created when MPs considered the legislation. The standards would be created later, outside of parliamentary scrutiny, and were to be imposed as a regulation.
    The standards that eventuated concerned heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture control and drafts, presumably to combat what the Minister thought was a prevalence of cold, damp housing.
    These standards, of course, would have no effect on hospitalisations resulting from disease-transmission in crowded houses, respiratory diseases resulting from indoor smoking and unflued portable gas heaters, or infections resulting from poor hygiene.
    This means that a fully compliant but crowded dwelling would continue to drive high rates of close-contact infectious diseases such as pneumonia, meningococcal disease and tuberculosis.
    Insulation top-ups merely ensure that the costs of heating are marginally reduced, a fixed heater does not ensure that it is used, and ventilation would remove some steam from kitchens and bathroom, which could be achieved by opening a window.
    The news that one Ministry contradicted data from another Ministry and undermined the Minister’s emotional “for the children” claim, and that the rental property standards would have no effect on crowding-related diseases, will go down like a cup of cold sick for rental property owners forced to spend up to $7000 per dwelling on largely unnecessary modifications.
    health.govt.nz
    Hospital event data and stats
    Statistical publications and data sets on hospital events.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzpropertychat/permalink/1234081013418402/

    sorry its so long. Had to copy it to post it. Too much other stuff on the link.

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