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  1. A number of deeply concerning questions with regards to the second Meme..

    1. Does Hipkins know that Kylie has borrowed his Teddy?
    2. Is this Hipkins version of a “Blow-up Doll”?
    3. Is that a Love Handle that Kylie is holding or Chippy’s Sausage Roll?

    Hipkins needs to come clean and provide answers to the Nation.

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  2. Biden calls a black gent, LL Cool, “Boy”. Can’t wait to hear what Joe has to say about Ma Hoota when he stumbles across her and her Bar Code at the White House later today.

    Comment of the day however, goes to one, Bert Mustin of the beautiful Burg of Elista Kalmykia, Russia, who says this about Biden addressing LL Cool, “Surprised he didn’t add that he’s probably got a Johnson bigger than my arm.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12554481/Joe-Biden-LL-Cool-J-speech.html

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  3. TAH@0429

    Now had President Trump used exactly the same term, the media luvvies would be baying for his execution, ‘cos ‘How dare he use such a racist term’, but with sleepy (Ignorant) Joe, aside from a couple of (‘Token?) murmurs, there will be nothing and it will be laughed off as the ‘funny’ lapses of an old man.

    The media will, of course, stoutly maintain that they are being totally even handed in their reporting of such matters…

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  4. LOL, EDs Ardern meme from yesterday is an international hit with explanations of what’s happened to piglet Ardern ranging from Crack addiction, bad DNA, vaccine side effects, the side effects of evil, alcoholism, etc , did that erectile disfunction enducing piece of shit ever imagine she’d become the butt of worldwide ridicule and would she even care ??

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  5. rev@0555

    ‘…Would she even care?’

    The short answer is ‘No’!

    dl is a narcissist (It’s a ‘wiring’ thing) and as a result lives in her own, totally self-centred and self-focussed world. To a narcissist It’s always ALL about them and ONLY them, and on that basis, even the ‘negative’ is a ‘positive’ since it gives such people the attention / fuel which they crave and MUST have.

    The Duchess of Sussex BTW is currently the most obvious example of such a person, but dl is not too far behind and exhibits similar traits.

    She (dl) ultimately really doesn’t care what other’s think, AS LONG AS SHE GETS ATTENTION.

    Thank you.

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  6. more folk that gambled and lost, the begging bowl is out.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/300976588/family-still-homeless-eight-months-after-slip-almost-killed-them

    been living in and renovating for 2 years but only took out insurance days prior to the event, caught out by a stand down period.
    sounds like they took a gamble being uninsured and seen the doom forcasts so took out a policy… dumbarses.
    the property is mortgaged too so how the fuck do ppl get away with no insurance as lenders always make it a condition of the loan you have the place insured.

    play stupid games win stupid prizes!

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    • SB – I have read the complete story and I feel a great deal of sympathy for them. Now I don’t Know if it was already raining etc 2 days before their house was wiped out when they took out insurance but at least they did. The way the house was destroyed in the middle of the night and the escape they all had to make was certainly trauma of the highest degree.
      Notice how Hipkins used it as a publicity stopping point on his visit to the area and then the photograph of the remains used by the EQ Commission. Within the story once again the lack of immediate assistance , as now being carried out again in the Bay is enough to say enough is enough and get on with it, help these people right now and get on with administering to the needs of people in distress.
      As a former Christchurch Earthquake person who saw an incredible amount of distress and then very slow incompetence in assistance that tested the patience of the natural resilience of people I can only say I hope you never ever have to go through what these people have had to endure. It may test your boundaries more than you can imagine.

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      • yes what happened and the level of destruction their property endured i have sympathy for, it would be heartbreaking to see it get totalled like that esp after the hard work of renos.
        but like chch i give zero fucks for those who gambled insurance and lost, one really has to question the lack of insurance up till a few days out. imo thats pretty much fraudulent behaviour.

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    • So
      “Mr Hanan and Ms Hodgson took out cover on the evening of Friday, January 27, roughly 30 hours before the damage was caused to their home. We understand that their home and contents had been uninsured for a period of weeks prior to them taking out their insurance with Tower.
      —-
      They had let insurance lapse and then on Friday 27 January saw the flooding in Auckland so rushed to get insurance.
      There is a 48 hour stand down.
      Probably because of this.
      Appears they got caught in the 24 to 48 hour period.

      Like all these emotional stories there will be facts we are not told .
      Anyhow, they appear to be white, so yep, yep in racist NZ in 2023 they are in the shit.

      But
      …Insurers are just in it for the money, not caring about people’s lives.”…
      They are a business not a charity.
      and the goo-mint should be the one to step in, not a private company.
      That is what taxes are for.
      If tower break the rules they will have a backlog of claims after setting a precedent.

      It would appear owners were with another insurer before. They were a new customer with a stand-down.
      If they had let insurance lapse then paid up to continue with the same, they may not have a stand down period.
      Again, no facts to work with.
      Was there a situation where the premise was not secure to vlaidate cover; or they had the wrong type of cover .
      Questions.

      The renovation bit seems to be a red herring. If 7 people were living there it was not extensive renovation.
      Does kitchen or bathroom refit count.
      lacking facts.

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  7. kea and nasskas new hero… theyll be so giddy on election day voting for nats.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/09/24/willis-on-house-price-income-ratio-targeted-to-be-much-lower/

    so theres 2 ways to get there 1. massive deflation and econonic destruction.
    2. raise the min wage to $100hr and pray house prices dont go up any.(cut lending abilities?)

    i dont know why nats are making dumbarse labour type comments like this, we all know that the only way nats make the economy boom is by flooding us with imigrants and make keas housing ponzi boom, that does the opposite of make housing more affordable.

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  8. brrrrrr, first decent frost for quite some time.
    wifey was in a panic and out there at 5am covering all her seedling trays in the tunnelhouse just incase it got super frosty, think they be algood bloody hundreds of vege seedlings so better safe then sorry i guess.

    stupid boy is hoping for a warm tractor cab in a soy field this morning just like kea fantasizes about me, dont think ill be so lucky tho as no doubt ill be fixing all the shit my muppet co workers broke and fucked over the weekend.

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  9. “Some American states are considering installing fixed speed cameras, the howls of outrage about constitutional violations may have them reconsidering their choices.”
    That my fellow YSBrs is how far the filthy cnuts in wellington have degraded our country, we’ve had that cash cow system for what seems like 20 years.
    Fucking sheeple is what we’ve slowly morphed into in this place and looking back at some of the shit we’ve just allowed to be imposed on us I include myself in that category, FFFUUCCK.

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    • 30 years now.
      I have a decent Cobra detector .
      In the early days they had to signpost them.
      Not any more.

      What sickens me is that with these reduction to 30 km /hr stuff inner city in the last year year they have pumped out the cameras.
      Last November when one Street -Paice Ave – that runs Mt Eden to Mt Albert, 1.1 km long , had 3 detectors just after it changed. Sickening bastards.
      3 camera detectors in 1.1 km
      Valley Road often has 2 that they move around.

      And note the double speak from liebour lite
      They say they will get rid of the recent speed reductions but then state for Central goo-mint.
      They may not have direct authority to tell councils what to to.
      This is how it works.

      plus announcements are cute but when is the action?
      Recall that in the late 1970s NZ bought is a silly rule that left turning cars had to give way to right turning cars
      Other countries did as well. Most other countries dropped this with in 15 years.
      It was daft.
      NZ took 35 years to do so.
      More stupid. Notional announced it circa 2010 then said that to avoid confusion they would levae it until after the 2011 RWC.
      This was Stephen Joyce whom some of you like, for a reason unknown to me.
      So, a silly rule that all other counties dropped would stay in place for the RWC , to confuse visitors, and only after that would it be dropped.
      Duh.

      Announcements for liebour lite are little bedder than actual liebour.
      So I hold out little expectation that anything will change with any haste.

      i wonder if luxon will mail out some airline sick bags for the crap we will have to swallow ?

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  10. The England Netball team is touring New Zealand. England’s touring side has been highly criticised by Netball New Zealand. When the squad was announced at the start of the month chief executive Jennie Wyllie labelled it as “disappointing” and “disrespectful”.
    The inexperienced English side, boasting seven debutantes, were impressive on attack and won 55-54 in the opening match.
    Silver Ferns skipper Ameliaranne Ekenasio said she’s sick of doing interviews as a losing captain.

    Perhaps sometimes it is better to think rather than to provide motivation.

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    • Bwa ha ha ha
      They call the other side ‘not fit for purpose’ very loudly , then get beaten.

      This from a side that now gets regularly beaten by Jamaica.
      The days of Ruth Aitken are long gone.

      The attitude needs to improve. Not just here but with the recent Gina Reinhart debacle in AU.
      Like Rugby, the sport will never get any bigger.
      They need to work out how to make it better with what they have .

      Let me suggest one thing.. dont bring back Raelene Castle !!!

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  11. National – I really applaud this inclusion in your roading policy.
    “Require contractors to minimise the use of temporary speed limit reductions at road maintenance sites at times when workers are off-site and risks to motorists are mitigated”
    Having been travelling around a bit lately the amount of unattended road works restrictions, cones and nobody present is unreal. Very few make any attempt to slow down which in turn leads to higher speeds when red coats are actually there.

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  12. Election 2023: Winston is in – National leader Christopher Luxon will pick up the phone to NZ First leader Winston Peters if he really needs to

    National Party leader Christopher Luxon has made it clear that he will cut a deal with NZ First leader Winston Peters if he has to – ending months of refusing to say whether he will rule NZ First in or out.

    Luxon set out his position on NZ First in a social media video in which he also makes a pitch for disillusioned Labour voters and urges voters not to assume it is a foregone conclusion National will be in government after election day.

    In a transcript seen by the NZ Herald before it was released, Luxon says his “strong preference” is a National-Act coalition government.

    “I believe that government would be in the best interests of New Zealanders at this very uncertain time.

    “However, if New Zealand First is returned to Parliament, and I need to pick up the phone to Mr Peters to keep Labour and the coalition of chaos out, I will make that call.

    “Frankly, I think Chris Hipkins will ultimately do exactly the same thing.”

    Labour’s leader Chris Hipkins and NZ First leader Winston Peters have previously ruled out any governing arrangement with each other, and Hipkins is now trying to pitch a potential National-Act-NZ First government as chaotic.

    However, Luxon is clearly worried some supporters might take his message as a nod to vote strategically, rather than for National, and further boost NZ First’s vote.

    He makes it clear NZ First is a last resort and reminds voters it had sided with Labour in the past, suggesting it could happen again. “We all remember 2017. New Zealand First hasn’t gone with National in 27 years – and could choose Labour again.”

    “But that decision is ultimately up to you.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/election-2023-winston-is-in-national-leader-christopher-luxon-will-pick-up-the-phone-to-nz-first-leader-winston-peters-if-he-really-needs-to/E6RAY7PNDNFALHD2PRVVQDYR74/

    The panic is setting in.
    Vote ACT and get Winston.

    Been telling ya’s all.

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    • WTF are you talking about?? Vote ACT and get WP ?
      It’s all about National/NZF you fool.
      👉and Hipkins is now trying to pitch a potential National-Act-NZ First government as chaotic.
      The cheek of the ginga. Liarbour has been nothing but chaotic and unstable for the last 6 years.
      Desperate man.
      “We will track you down, the unvaccinated”
      We won’t forget. POS.

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    • Basically Notional’s internal poling is telling them they will get less than 40% of the vote
      combined with ACT being ‘too radical for ‘god’s children’ of the notional pardy.

      They now wave the olive branch.
      A combination of ACT/Notional/NZF will be a rudderless morass with luxon being manipulated by the more experienced seymour and peters.
      All your promises will go in the bin and it will be another Do Nothing notional led mob.

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      • ……”A combination of ACT/Notional/NZF will be a rudderless morass with luxon being manipulated by the more experienced seymour and peters.”……

        Be still my beating heart. That’s exactly what NZ needs to get out of the mess we’re in. Totally ineffectual government so engrossed in internal fights that they have no time to meddle in what doesn’t need meddling with.

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        • Ha Ha Ha… someone who understands what many voters want. They don’t believe in political miracles anymore. But they are more than ready to settle for a political retaining wall. Anything but our present political situation.

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        • I like that nasska.

          The butt is that though people think Labour has done nothing, but much has been put into legislation & is just starting, particularly the powers given to their meddlesome bureaucracy.
          I figure they have been given the command to be quiet until after the election.
          They are set to take a life of their own.

          Like the Maori Fresh Water system under Winston Peters time, where only iwi plans can be made & must be heeded.
          Like how Farm Fresh Water Plans are already where Regional Councils are starting to employ the very costly certifiers (high fees) to farmers & where again auditors will be able to ping with more fees, infringement fines, monitoring costs, levies etc..
          Farm emission plans are also to be done & systemic bureaucracy are set to implement to the snap of the trap.

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  13. A guy goes down the red light district looking for a lady of the night. He walks along the street asking how much they charge, they all roughly the same price at £150.. Not having enough cash, or wanting to pay that much, he’s about to go home when he sees a pretty little redhead in a doorway..
    “How much do you charge?” He asks.
    “£50.” she tells him. A little concerned, he asks why such a difference in price when she’s far more attractive than some.
    “It’s because they all have wombs, and I don’t.”
    “A girl your age must surely have a womb.”
    “Nope, we have to go acwoss the woad and do it against the wailings.”

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  14. There was a Chinese cook at a logging camp years ago. The men would tease the cook saying they would cut off his pigtail braid if the food was bad. For Months they would try to get a rise out of him but he just kept quiet and did his job. After while some of the guys felt bad for the cook. They talked to everyone and decided to quit harassing the cook and told him so.
    The cook smiles and said “okey dokey no more jokey no more pee pee in the coffee”

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  15. Paul Henry sums it up nicely:

    Paul Henry – who gets my party vote? I don’t think National has the fortitude to turn our country around
    OPINION

    It’s almost time to exercise our opportunity to influence whose hands will guide our country through the next three years.

    I have not yet decided which party will be afforded my precious party vote. The “for-the-most-part” much-less-valuable candidate vote, in my case, is going to David Seymour, my local representative.

    While I’ve not yet locked in the party I will vote for, I do absolutely know the direction in which I will vote.

    And so I know the parties who are not in contention to win Paul Henry’s tick of approval.

    I cannot give Labour one more day at the helm.

    There is no question our country, brimming with opportunity, is going backwards at pace.

    As Labour tinkers with social engineering in a country full of mutes too afraid to say “enough already”, the economy and bastions of vibrant living slide.

    Is New Zealand a safer country to live in than the one they inherited control over and have governed since October 26, 2017? No, it is not.

    It is a measurably less safe place to live and do business.

    Have health outcomes, education and housing been stand-out winners under Labour? No, they have not.

    Is our infrastructure in better shape …? Oh please!

    And perhaps in a strange way, most importantly, if you are born with disadvantage in our country are you assured of basic protection from abuse at the hands of those charged with your care? No, sadly you are not.

    Promises have not been kept, transparency has not been transparent. If Labour is given another term my prediction is the very best we can expect is no personal benefit from the axing of GST on fresh fruit and vegetables and only a massive added cost to the taxpayer in compliance costs to administer it. That’s the very best.

    I’m an environmentalist at heart but I could never vote Green.

    They are not a party championing the environment, they are socialists who have no idea how to make money. They know only how to spend other people’s money. They can not be a trusted tail wagging any dog.

    Meanwhile, in my opinion, Te Pāti Māori are separatists. End of story. We have a small country geographically isolated. With that comes challenges and opportunities. We can meet those together and thrive as one people. Separately we will atrophy.

    It is alarming how often I find myself agreeing with the policy directions of New Zealand First and it has to be said Winston Peters did act as something of an anchor on Jacinda Arden’s unpleasant extremes. But can you trust them/him? No. At best a well-thought-out strategic vote for New Zealand First, only under certain circumstances, would be a very risky move.

    The Opportunities Party (TOP)? Wildly contradictory policy in my opinion and almost certainly a wasted vote. Why would you?

    So, National and Act. It’s all about the economy. If you have the money you can invest it. If you haven’t – nothing can save you.

    National should be the obvious choice for me in this election so why is it not? Why do I get the feeling they will tread far too lightly in the directions I want them to go?

    Well, it’s because they are treading far too lightly. Paralysed by the fear they might alienate one or two voters if they were pragmatic on policy direction. You cannot be everything to everyone – so don’t try.

    This country needs a lurch toward strong growth and a massive lurch toward encouraging the private sector. We need a stupendous lurch toward greater security for our people, the first priority of any government is to protect its citizens.

    And we need to draw a thick line under the separate governance bullshit that has been encouraged to infiltrate our systems and lives. We need to fix the roads and put our people to work on projects that lift us all in real ways.

    We need to welcome new New Zealanders that we need not “flog our capacity silly” bringing in those that need us. I don’t think National have the fortitude to turn our ailing ship in the right direction. At best, they will slow its advance toward disaster.

    And so Act… might Act have the spine National needs? Probably not but they will help.

    David Seymour will never be Prime Minister. He has the great fortune to be able to proclaim without fear of having to deliver. But at least he does at times proclaim.

    I think National needs Act to keep it on some kind of trajectory that just might advance us beyond a few more years.

    I am not optimistic for our once plucky little country that batted far beyond its weight.

    I don’t think we are outward thinkers who understand our opportunities and can advance together. I think we have become a rather sad little country that would prefer to squabble amongst ourselves than face the world with a united pride and ambition.

    The point of writing this for me is a desire to inspire consideration. Perhaps a few souls after reading this will sense a little more urgency in their vote. Perhaps.

    Just don’t waste any energy deriding me for my views. The fact is I’m right. Surrender to that now. There is no time to waste. The inevitable is far too close.

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    • Paul Henry, the only bright light in a cesspool that passes as journalism in our once great country. A hard up bringing and real world experience is something many of our journalists have never experienced. That essay shows the life experience Paul has endured.

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    • Fuck, my thoughts almost to a tee. Still pondering, weighing up, investigating, thinking. Once I have voted I will have to defend my choice. I need to be sure that will be easy. So this part needs to be hard.

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    • facebook is a spying mechanism.
      That is its raison d’etre

      It loads onto your computer with the US browsers.
      Even if you never signed up
      If you try to quit…Try Hotel California ..
      You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave

      It was a DARPA project as Whitney Webb as clearly spelt out in multiple interviews

      It is first and foremost a spying and data gathering tool.
      Run by and for the US goo-mint

      Most Of your computer based software is USA; and why they kill off non-US products; or buy them up.
      Hegemony knows no limits.
      Xkeyscore is in play.
      You online profile for more than 10 years is compiled.
      Just as they have the goods on Russell Brand, they have the goods on you

      So be good, don’t upset Hate Hannah; and refrain from braiding kids hair and knitting.

      Fakebook is but one tool in the arsenal of goo-mint spying.
      that bloody Tom Phillips is a sneaky bugger avoiding all this 🙂

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  16. This from an email from Stephen Franks at the Free Speech Union this morning.

    “Dear Curious,
    I don’t like to interrupt first thing Monday morning, but we’ve just become aware of a case where we think immediate and overwhelming attention could help turn the tide. It involves someone I’ve long followed on Twitter with the handle @MomoStJohn.
    I followed Momo because of tweets that seemed reassuringly well-informed on issues raised by anti-vaxxers and others suspicious of conventional medicine. There were also many sensible comments and corrections in debates about the collapse of morale and service capacity in our health system. I’ve just learned that she is a senior practitioner and is employed by Te Whatu Ora.
    Momo needs your help.
    But helping to protect her from media and employer oppression could also help turn the tide in favour of other health sector people who want to be able to tell the truth without fear of cancellation.”
    And-
    “Are doctors not allowed to have opinions themselves? What opinions are forbidden?”

    What a bunch of Hypocrites the FSU are they were nowhere to be seen when good doctors were being vilified for having the wrong opinion about the vax.
    Don’t ask me for anymore funding it won’t be forthcoming.
    Edit:
    The complete denial of free speech around vax issues is arguably the most egregious violation of our free speech rights ever and the entity calling itself the Free Speech Union was silent.

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        • In terms of the vax Ronnie it wasn’t so much his support of the vax but his failure to stand up for the rights of those that chose not to participate. Act was supposed to be the party that supported free democratic rights especially the bill of rights.

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                  • Don’t count your boilers until they are cooked. ACT has fallen from the lofty high of 18 % and dropping at every poll. Davos Dave is on a losing streak ever since the truth was revealed about his dodgy support for the mad qween. No amount of trying to shame me into voting for him is going to work.
                    I have made my decision and am happy with it. After all it is only another election, and according to all you ACT supporters, my vote will be wasted, so nothing will matter///

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                    • To be really honest, Mr Editor, nothing will surprise me on election night. I think back to John Banks bringing Aunt Helen onto his talback show when she had very low ratings. She turned things around and won an election. Jacinda Ardern is another. I was hammered on another blog when I suggested Labour needed to get rid of Andy. Too close to the election they screamed ( I’m still recovering). But they did and Labour won with Cindy. But on present polling ACT look like they are in. I won’t be throwing my apple cider and salt and vinegar chips out just yet. Besides, if your party gets hammered at the election, you still have coalition talks to look forward to. Should such talks involve Winston, it will be popcorn and beer viewing as the media goes berserk and speculations and rumours fly. It will be an all inclusive election.

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          • We know they aren’t that. I concede that. In fact I’ve had to re-educate people who called ACT a Libertarian party. Give me a break.

            So we have this fatal flaw regarding ACT not living up to supporting free democratic rights in your opinion.

            Given that, how do ACT stack up against other parties ?Given if you want a change of government your voting choices are limited.

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            • Agree Ronnie…..choices are limited
              Not supporting free democratic rights is enough for me.
              Safest bet for change of government is 2 tick National and can’t do that so my vote lines up with my morals
              Choices are limited

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            • Agree choices are limited. For me I won’t vote for any of the parties taking orders from the globalists. This includes Act, Notional and labour. None of the small parties are likely to get anywhere so that only leaves voting for a liar who so far hasn’t followed through for his voters. My only hope is that NZ First have some good candidates that may be able to influence Winnie going forward. So for me it’s a dead rat and party vote Winston First.

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              • Well, with a small change in attitude from you and a few more, you can have a representative that upholds your values.
                Policies are well presented and clear. Been copied by at least 3 other parties so must tell us something.
                Think about it like this. Assuming you vote for DNZ what is the worst that can happen?
                We miss out on a seat.
                But we have made a stand and all that happens from there is that your vote gets shared according to the other parties % of the total.
                Will that make any difference given that three of them are almost with a few points of one another in the reported polls?
                The counter factual is that we do win a seat and take more MP’s in with us.
                Then we can make a difference because every seat matters. and it means the others have are left in a lesser seat position therefore having to consider our views. Your views.

                Bob Jones hit 16% in his day of the New Zealand Party. That vote is still out there .
                Verne Cracknell managed something similar under Social Credit as did Bruce Betham So did Graham Cappel.
                Sure FPTP. but voters are fickle.

                Be principled and vote for the party that best represents your views and where you would like NZ to go and be.
                The big guys may have the money but money doesn’t buy you love.

                Never mind what others say, Never mind what the polls say.
                There is an underground of support out there.

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        • tinfoil hat covid butthurt nutters cant come up with any other reason except the vax.
          they forget he was the first politician in parliament that called for end of mandates etc.

          euthanasia is probs a symptom but the seymour butthurt crowd on here all love the idea of euthanasia so too pussy to dis its association with davos/wef agenda… fucking retards.

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  17. *Mortgage Rates & News Daily*
    *Properties selling faster and prices increase*
    “As the residential market turns around from a deep downturn, properties for sale are spending less time on the market and prices have increased for the first time in 10 months.”

    *Properties selling faster and prices increase*
    “As the residential market turns around from a deep downturn, properties for sale are spending less time on the market and prices have increased for the first time in 10 months.”

    💥Waiting for your apology. Don’t make me drive to the Rai Valley and beat it out of you.

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    • What would someone who’s off grid and not accepting any communications from anyone, need a letterbox?
      Asking for nasska who has put a bid in to buy that hovel for a family member to shut them up. Anything is better than nothing.

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  18. You should show the entire story not just snippets.
    Liar.
    Got ya.

    “Westpac is not shifting home loan rates but is increasing its nine-month term deposit by 15bps, to 6% and 👉reducing its one-year term deposit by five basis points, to 5.9%.”👈

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  19. Email from Speak up for woman. Maybe Ronnie could ask Davos Dave if he supports taxpayer money used like this.
    Good morning,
    I hope this message finds you well.
    I wanted to be the first to let you know about a concerning incident we are going public with as we speak (read the press release here) and seek your support to challenge and expose InsideOUT’s policing of speech in government.

    🚨 Incident Overview

    Emma Barraclough, a former policy advisor at MoT, says staff were told to use the term “same-gender attracted” and not “same-sex attracted” about gay men and women during a rainbow training session delivered by InsideOUT.
    Emma—who has a lesbian family member—asked the presenter if she thought lesbians should be willing to accept male-bodied people with penises as sexual partners if they identify as women.
    Explains Emma: “I know lesbians who feel silenced and bullied for saying they’re not attracted to males who identify as women. I wanted to add their voice to the conversation, and say they should be able to say “same-sex attracted” without being shamed.

    In response, she was told by the InsideOUT presenter that saying “male” and “penis” was “part of the problem” and “part of the narrative that trans women are a threat”.
    Emma was then reprimanded in a letter and in a subsequent meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive.

    📢 What we’re calling for: ACTUAL Inclusion and Diversity

    1. For all government departments to be more inclusive of various perspectives when it comes to LGBTQ and women’s issues—including, and especially, perspectives from members of those communities.
    2. For the Ministry of Transport—and all other government departments— to release publicly how much time and money has been spent on providing rainbow training from InsideOUT over the last six years.
    3. For people who have had similar experiences to get in touch via our website at speakupforwomen.nz.

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  20. what in the fuck is a “minister for just transitions”…

    think its supposed to be for climate retardation but sounds more like a cushy job for shaneel lal, i hope nats and act rip into it as a good example of yet more wasted money and bloating bureucracy.

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  21. What’s the name of that game the kids play where you have to put your hands and feet on a plastic mat laid out on the floor with positions marked on it depending on where the roulette wheel stops ?, David Seymours been playing the game solo for the last few months and has ended up finding himself laying on his back with both arms and both legs stuck firmly up his arse, who the fuck is going to vote for a man who can change such important political decisions because of a few poll results??
    He’s just another one of the 120 cnuts that have destroyed your country in the last few decades ,you’re not voting for change you’re voting for the same old shit.

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    • I’ve got a bob each way..unlike yourself. Property, cash, shares. You have to diversify birdy, don’t throw all ya eggs in one basket.
      Unfortunately, you have nothing. Sucks to be you.😂 Cash, interest rate rise is a positive. Shares in defensive stock paying good dividends. It’s a positive. Property. Long-term hold so the ups and downs don’t matter. You see how I retired at 51? 😇 Now, fuck off I’m trying to watch Murials Wedding.

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  22. https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/09/25/three-arrested-after-12m-of-cocaine-seized-in-tauranga/
    An attempted break-in at the Port of Tauranga led to Customs officers seizing $12 million worth of cocaine and arresting three people.

    Following an investigation, three people were arrested, and customs searched 36 shipping containers in Tauranga and Auckaland, destined for “various parts of New Zealand”.

    During the searches, Customs officers found 26 kilograms of cocaine, which they say could have produced 260,000 doses of the drug. The seizure had an estimated street value of $12 million.

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  23. Act ⬇︎

    Newshub-Reid Research poll: NZ First in powerful position as ACT support crumbles, Labour’s catastrophe continues
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/09/newshub-reid-research-poll-nz-first-in-powerful-position-as-act-support-crumbles-labour-s-catastrophe-continues.html

    Peters has clawed his way past the threshold and Luxon’s path to power lies in his hands.

    Chris Hipkins has failed to turn the red ship around. It’s still sinking at 26.5 percent. That’s only down 0.3, but anything but up is a catastrophe this late in the campaign.

    National’s had the wind knocked out of its sails too. It’s on 39.1 percent, down 1.8.

    ACT’s acting up has crashed its vote with a mighty tumble down to the single digits at 8.8 percent. That’s a fall of 1.3.

    The Greens are picking up what Labour is losing. It’s on 14.2 percent, up 1.9.

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  24. Guess why Poland have announced they’re withdrawing from supporting Ukraine? They have their Election on 15 October.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOxHx8fwxY
    Poland Turns Against Ukraine War!

    The Jimmy Dore Show

    Poland has been a staunch ally of its neighbor, taking in throngs of Ukrainian refugees, providing diplomatic cover and supplyiing military hardware. Polish President announcing that no further weaponry will be forthcoming.

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  25. Once again I missed watching today’s look into the issues faced by the LGBTQ Community along with the racial injustices encountered by Maori people on a daily basis & the sexism that exists currently in society.

    Or TV1 News as it’s commonly called.

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  26. “The poll results show National’s Christopher Luxon is on 24 percent, up 1.5, while Labour’s Chris Hipkins has tumbled down 3.4 points to 19.1 percent. Luxon now has five points on Hipkins.”

    Chippy now 5 points behind Luxon on preferred PM. Oh dear.

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  27. My wife found out that our dog (a Schnauzer) could hardly hear, so she took it to the veterinarian. The vet found that the problem was hair in the dog’s ears. He cleaned both ears, and the dog could then hear fine. The vet then proceeded to tell Andrea that, if she wanted to keep this from recurring, she should go to the store and get some “Nair” hair remover and rub it in the dog’s ears once a month.
    Andrea went to the store and bought some “Nair” hair remover. At the register, the pharmacist told her, “If you’re going to use this under your arms, don’t use deodorant for a few days.”
    Andrea said, “I’m not using it under my arms.”
    The pharmacist said, “If you’re using it on your legs, don’t use body lotion for a couple of days.”
    Andrea replied, “I’m not using it on my legs either. If you must know, I’m using it on my Schnauzer.”
    The pharmacist says, “Well, stay off your bicycle for about a week.”

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  28. Tonight’s poll shows the importance of one seat – the difference one seat can make.

    Northland will decide the makeup of the next Govt – a candidate vote for me in Northland will guarantee a change of Govt.
    In 2017, ACT got 0.5% party vote but won the seat of Epsom, allowing them entry into Parliament. That is the promise winning a seat brings – and with every 1.2% of party vote, that will bring another DemocracyNZ candidate into Parliament.

    It’s a no-brainer. Voting for any other candidate in Northland from the right, will not bring a single extra MP (or seat).
    Northland will decide this election if they want a repeat of 2017 – where New Zealand got a Labour Govt majority of Kiwis did not vote for, or a guaranteed change of Govt by candidate voting me in Northland.

    One week to when voting starts, this is the most important election of our lifetime.

    https://www.facebook.com/Mattkingnorthland

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  29. It’s not a fanatical belief bon.
    It has to do with MMP and how it works.
    National and Act are going to gain the most seats so it is a question of a conservative bent to prevent a National party acting like Labour only on the right.
    Peters is a snake and has floggedpolicy off DNZ and deliberately tried to undermine Matt .
    Maybe because Matt beat him before.

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    • Somewhere back in the YSB history last year I said that National would do well to have a cup of tea with Matt King so that the 3-4% the Party would get would be very useful in forming a Government (or something like that)

      Now I see that if all those undecided voters, especially those on the mandate cause, and a seat was guaranteed the vote would be getting up towards 10%, Look at how that very new NZ Loyal have been going.

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      • i asked matt that exact thing when he came to gore hp, do an epsom style deal but he wasnt having a bar of it, rekoned nats were too arrogant to fona deal and hes probs right but imo it seemed more like he didnt want to have to beg them or owe favours.
        matt was and still is arrogant as fuck himself in regards to his confidence winning northland, he never did have a reasonable chance once he left the nats.

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    • matt is very clearly not going to win northland so yes its fanatical belief. matt wont even get 10% the vote the northland winner (nat candidate) will.
      even matt will know this deep down but he passed the point of no return a while back so has to stick it out and pretend to be positive.
      matt and the board shouldve accomodated their candidates concerns, the dimented one from tauranga will tell you different but hes too minced to realise the day dnz lost any chance they had.
      not being open and disclosing what the sacking was about or why the rest left done even more damage, then factor in the ditching of their founding principal to ENTRENCH the bill of rights and more credibility lost.
      up until all those candidates walked dnz was actually gathering momentum, i still dont think they wouldve made it but they wouldve at least had a chance… now there is absolute zero chance.
      other parties like nutter gunns party has far better more attractive policy then dnz and will likely poll alot higher then dnz come election day, if you want something different and cant stomach voting the usual old parties then nzloyal would be a far better bet then loser dnz (yeah i know, i cant believe i suggest someone vote for nutter lizz)

      edit… i see hp thinks similar re nzloyal.
      if it wasnt for my hatred of liz gunns bullshit id probs waste my vote and throw it her way. of all the parties most of their policies most align with my way of thinking, way more then i align with the likes of act.

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