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  1. The narrative “Ukraine is winning this war with every metre taken back from Russia,
    The facts ” the Ukrainian parliament has motioned a law allowing mobilization of men 60 to 70 years old”
    There’s not much difference in those two statements I guess.

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    • To bring peace Obama needs to be tried and lynched for his war crimes. He caused this. Along with Syria, Egypt, Libya and many more. The mass migration from Africa and Asia, to Europe, was due to Obama destroying their countries. So they blamed white people in indigenous white countries for not taking enough of them. It’s been called one of the biggest human rights issues of our era.

      It was called “regime change” and was done by arming and agitating extremist groups within the country. That is how Obama overthrew the elected representatives of Ukraine to install a regime under his control. Plus he offered cash and prizes paid for by hard working Americans.

      The way that vile man was worshipped made me lose all faith in the world and what we are told of history. The way Trump is treated confirmed it.

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    • that wouldnt even be a challenge for hosking, they shouldve doubled the brainpower an sent kelvin davis in aswell as the giant ogre.

      youd think chippy couldve taken care of it anyways but im guessing hes too chicken to give listeners covid over the radio.

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  2. good work labour kiwibuild hitting it outta the park…

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/133049949/buying-kiwibuild-no-guarantee-of-delivery-couple-find-after-three-years

    “The KiwiBuild programme is designed to help facilitate more affordable homes,… however, it does not guarantee construction of those homes, influence the speed of delivery or protect developers against external market challenges.”

    if labour had even a gram of brainpower you would think theyd have some those things guaranteed/covered in the contracts with the developers esp construction and delivery dates. bunch of muppets let their poo fingers wreck one of the very few policies they managed to partially implement.

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    • They simply need to free up land, consents and regulatory requirements. There is tons of land locked up and absolutely no reason it should not be cheap and plentiful in many areas. It can and should be done.

      They also need to allow different materials and building methods to reduce cost. Pre fabricated quality homes could be built at a fraction of current costs. All this can be done by the free market without tax payer funding of a ponzi scheme.

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      • Instead, the game now is. for developers to buy up in nice residential burbs, remove the current housing and replace with apartment monstrosities at a ratio of about 4 new to one old and when its done sell them the kaianga whatever. Run away and leave the community with a bunch of shithouse renters that don’t pay their rents and create terror in one nice neighbourhoods. Will the new Govt shut this down?
        Nah course they won’t. their mates are making the dosh.

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        • At the corner of Horne and the school (Hamilton West) they have replaced one home with 11 apartments. It wasn’t a big section to start with, but they are squashed in there like you would not believe. This new trend is not beneficial for anyone.

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          • Lizzie@0820

            The ‘state’ is doing that as well , with four perfectly good ‘state’ houses near to where i live having been recently removed to be replaced by AT LEAST eight new ‘dwellings’ which have yet to be constructed

            Capitalist that I apparently am, I can’t see that move (Eight ‘dwellings’ where there were previously four) and the resultant influx of ‘State house tenants’, having a positive effect on my property’s value, or indeed of the neighbourhood in general.

            The ironic thing is that where I live was formerly a large state house area (Although we had bought privately), with all the ‘social problems’ that were attendant to that fact, and that some twenty years ago, (And with the exception of the four that I refer to above), a lot of ‘state’ homes in the area were sold to their tenants. As a result, the area was slowly becoming more affluent and settled, but, based on observation of other locations where similar things have occurred, this latest move is probably going to have an adverse effect both socially and economically when the ‘newbies’ move in.

            On that basis, one has to ask exactly WHY ‘Housing Corp’ (Or whatever they now call themselves) have done what they have, although when such questions ARE asked, the silence in response is deafening…

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      • My mate rents out a 5 bdr house in Christchurch to Kai [ insert maori name] and they give him $1350pw. It’s realistic income is $620pw. They then rent it out to their ferals. In the 5 years K has had it, it has been repaired and fully renovated.. SEVEN TIMES courtesy of the taxpayer. As a landlord, what’s not to like? 🤷‍♂️

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    • “The KiwiBuild programme is designed to help facilitate more affordable homes… however, it does not guarantee construction of those homes…”

      No shit! How many Kiwibuild homes have eventuated so far?

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  3. At a party, a young wife admonished her husband, “That’s the fourth time you’ve gone back for ice cream and cake. Doesn’t it embarrass you?” “Why should it?” answered her spouse. “I keep telling them it’s for you.”🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    A teenager brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They’re appalled by his haircut, his tattoos, his piercings. Later, the girl’s mom says, “Dear, he doesn’t seem to be a very nice boy.” “Oh, please, Mom!” says the daughter. “If he wasn’t nice, would he be doing 500 hours of community service?”🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    On a Miami­ to Chicago flight was a lively youngster who nearly drove everyone crazy. He was running up and down the aisle when the flight attendant started serving coffee. He ran smack into her, knocking a cup of coffee out of her hand and onto the floor.As he stood by watching her clean up the mess, she glanced up at the boy and said, ‘” Look, why don’t you go and play outside?” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  4. No change before the election, don’t scare the horses.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2023/10/reserve-bank-set-to-hold-rates-again-but-later-hikes-still-on-the-cards-economists.html
    The central bank will likely hold the official cash rate at 5.5 percent on Wednesday but could still hike it later this year as inflation remains sticky, economists say.

    New Zealand’s 6 percent inflation rate, well above the Reserve Bank’s (RBNZ) target range of between 1 and 3 percent, and stronger-than-expected economic indicators suggested further monetary policy tightening could be needed, independent economist Cameron Bagrie told AM on Tuesday.

    Bagrie expected another hike to come later this year or in early 2024.

    “There is a growing risk that the Reserve Bank’s going to be hiking interest rates before the end of the year and odds are if they feel they need to do one… if you resume a tightening cycle, you’ll end up doing two.”

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    • The incident occurred on 11th Oct 2018. It is now 4th Oct 2023, one week short of five years since the death. Five years of people grieving & adjusting to a partner/son/father’s death for it to be brought up & publicly rehashed again.

      What the fuck is wrong with coronial services in NZ that it takes five years to come up with a half baked report confirming what everyone knew?

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  5. Mark Mitchell and 3 pies Woods on the 50kg superhero Hoskings show right now, BAARRFF .
    With the risk of being accused of being negative by Facebook specialists I’ll repeat , WE ARE FUCKED.
    The PIG Woods can’t shut her man hating mouth ,and Mitchell is to nice to tell the fat bastard to STFU.

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  6. The British prime Minister has received a letter outlining a few truths – perhaps our new Government to be could also read it and awaken.
    Net Zero: An Open Letter to Rishi Sunak
    A direct appeal to the UK Prime Minister to end this dystopian madness
    JOHN SULLIVAN
    OCT 3

    Dear Mr Sunak

    I write to you as a 40 year veteran of the power industry, with unparalleled professional experience in all areas of the energy sector both in the UK and globally. I provide further details of my credentials at the end of this letter.

    As you prepare for your keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference, you will be acutely aware that your Party is fractured along multiple lines, and that support for you from both the grass-roots party membership and the public at large is, to put it mildly, sub-optimal.

    The nature of your ascent to the party leadership and hence to Prime Minister of the UK lacked proper democratic legitimacy. As a result, you began your premiership at a monumental disadvantage, made worse by the prevailing geopolitical circumstances – the aftermath of the Covid omni-shambles, the war in Ukraine, out-of-control immigration and, of course, the hysteria around climate change and the cult of Net Zero, which you belatedly appear to have noticed is a disaster in the making.

    Your recent tinkering with the timetable for banning the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, together with some minor adjustments to grant arrangements for heat pumps and implementation details of the gas boiler ban, show that you and/or your advisers know that the objective of UK Net Zero by 2050 is a fantasy. And yet…

    You continue to insist publicly that your overall goal is a “pragmatic” Net Zero by 2050. You have provided no details of how you think this can be achieved (it can’t). You continue to deceive the British public about the true costs – £2.5 Trillion at 2022 prices by my own estimate. Approximately £90,000 per household, not the £10-15,000 per household you claimed in your press conference a couple of weeks ago. You have given no serious indication that you intend to unwind any of the legislation that mandates both the 2050 end goal or interim 5 yearly carbon budget obligations. You have taken no action to curtail the far-left alarmist propaganda from the Climate Change Committee, far less disband this dystopian quango entirely. And you have appointed Claire Coutinho – a political rookie with no experience of the energy industry – as Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.

    Your credibility is in tatters Prime Minister. No one believes you.

    You have one final chance to regain the trust of the British people. To do so, you must – as I am sure, somewhere deep down, you realise – address all of the issues outlined above:

    Extract the UK from the madness of the escalating proxy war in Ukraine. I worked in Ukraine, with Kyivoblenergo, the electric power company serving the Kyiv Oblast. I was in Kyiv in the midst (literally) of the Orange Revolution in 2004/5. I also worked previously in Tbilisi, Georgia, with Telasi, the power company serving Tbilisi.
    I know more than most about the separatist movements in the Donbass region, South Ossetia and Abkhazia – which both Putin’s Russia and the West have tried to influence and politically exploit over the years. I am no Putin apologist; but I know that your government’s approach in Ukraine is insane.
    Stop the boats and take control of immigration more broadly. The British people have had enough of excuses and word salad. Only action is acceptable now, and that starts with withdrawal from the ECHR.
    Come clean with the British people on the disastrous mistakes that were made in the farcical response to Covid – a mostly harmless virus that could and should have been largely ignored by any sane government and “public health” establishment.
    And, of course:

    Consign Net Zero to the dustbin of history.
    Net Zero is unachievable, by 2050 or by any date this century. In theory, a programme to achieve Net Zero would cost the UK the astronomical sum of £2.5 Trillion, doubling our national debt in the process. In practice however – as an undertaking at least 2 orders of magnitude (100x) more complex that the HS2 farce – it is completely undeliverable. At present, we do not even have the core of a credible plan.

    You either know this, or you have been deceived by disingenuous, ideologically left-wing, advisers and the mainstream media narrative – just as you were deceived about the threat from Covid, just as you were deceived about the practicality and costs of HS2, and just as you have been deceived on Ukraine.

    So, finally, why would someone who has been so deceived on (or perhaps complicit in?) so many scientific and political frauds believe for a moment that they have not been deceived on the greatest issue of them all – that of civilisation-threatening anthropological climate change?

    I have news for you Prime Minister. There is no “climate emergency”. The entire thing is a fiction cooked up long ago by Long March neo-Marxists in order to destabilise society, so as to free the path to “proper communism this time”. It was based on a kernel of truth – that CO₂ is a greenhouse gas – but there is, and has never been, any genuine evidence either that CO₂ is the principal driver of climate or that a small increase in global temperature will be exclusively (or even primarily) a bad thing.

    In a very real sense, all of today’s key issues are closely linked to the climate scam. Uncontrolled immigration is tolerated, even encouraged, because it makes everyone fearful of hundreds of millions of potential (fictitious) climate refugees. The war in Ukraine is tolerated, even encouraged, because it contributes to high natural gas prices and the deception that renewable energy is both cheap and necessary for energy security. Because the entire thing is underpinned by neo-Marxist ideology, all the “oppressed victim” cults and meaningless slogans (BLM, trans rights, “leave no one behind”, “no one is safe until everyone is safe”, etc.) are due, at root, to the same issue.

    Over the past 50 years, the climate alarmist madness has of course developed a momentum all its own, aided at every step by funding from autocratic globalist oligarchs with delusions of philanthropic legacies. The road to hell is, as they say, paved with good intentions.

    In conclusion, not only is Net Zero impossible to achieve, it is completely unnecessary. All you need to do to save your premiership, your legacy, and the socio-economic future of the UK, is accept this simple truth. The economy will flourish, society will blossom, and you will be remembered as the greatest peace-time Prime Minister – perhaps the greatest ever Prime Minister – that the UK has had.

    It’s in your own hands Mr Sunak. The door is open, all you have to do is walk through it.

    Yours Sincerely,

    John Sullivan.

    Who is John Sullivan? Credentials/Resumé:

    I am a professionally qualified electrical power engineer, a data architect, and a business/management consultant who has spent almost my entire career in the energy industry.

    I began as a sponsored graduate trainee with what later became a “big six” UK energy energy company. After qualifying, I spent the early part of my professional life as a network planning engineer, working on the design of the distribution network at 11kV and below.

    In my late twenties, the growth in IT capabilities was beginning to transform the business landscape and I transferred into the newly formed IT department as a business expert guiding the business side of new IT projects. I was instrumental in many projects on both the engineering (network) and supply (retail customer service, metering and billing) sides of the business.

    In my mid-thirties, I left my corporate role and co-founded an energy industry consultancy with my long-term business partner. I remained in this role for the rest of my career, split broadly into two parts.

    Before and after the millennium, I operated as a technical business consultant, working mostly overseas (Europe, North America, Republic of Georgia, West Africa and Ukraine) at director/CEO level supporting business acquisitions, organisation changes, process improvements, major project financing, management recruitment / development initiatives, and more.

    Circumstances resulted in a subsequent return to UK based operations, where I became closely engaged for the first time in the wholesale markets side of the industry for several years, alongside business and industrial retail markets, Smart Metering, and a steady base load of network engineering projects, particularly in asset management for transmission and distribution networks. Aside from energy storage, other than a brief period involved in water management for hydro power in West Africa, I have direct and detailed technical experience in every aspect of the power industry, and of business/IT project management.

    I have worked with many of the major UK, European and global power companies, including: SSE, EDF, RWE, ESB (Ireland) and AES (former Soviet Union and Africa). My broad, unparalleled experience of the industry puts me in a rare, possibly unique, position to assess the holistic challenges of Net Zero across the entire power industry.

    I know what I’m talking about, and I know Net Zero is not possible.

    As an engineer at heart, I believe passionately in technological progress, and enabling technical breakthroughs are possible at any time; for example in energy storage, ambient temperature super-conductivity, carbon capture and more. But as a project professional, I also know that – even if miraculous technical breakthroughs are achieved – the logistics of Net Zero are astronomically more complex than anything humanity has ever attempted to date.

    As someone who has been instrumental in re-engineering the business model of entire countries’ power sectors, I certainly do not lack brave ambition – if Net Zero were achievable (and necessary) I would be first to put my shoulder to the wheel.

    But HS2 shows the folly of naïve hubris in the hands of disingenuous amateurs and unaccountable bureaucrats. The disaster that awaits if the Net Zero juggernaut is not brought to an early halt will dwarf anything that HS2 has ‘achieved’.

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    • Becomes one does not need to be a citizen or resident of NZ.
      Just so long as one can get up, and vote in Aotearoa., which all be sorted over a bucket of KFC afterward.

      “He is risen” “He is risen indeed” & with a ballot to vote..

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    • It’s always (my lifetime anyway) been that as long as you can state a name that the desk person can find in their book of names, you’re OK to vote. Silly easyvote cards are for people who can’t or won’t say their name out loud – just for the desk person to then say it so you can nod in agreement.
      About time they bought in needing proof of who you are and an indelible dye on the thumb so you don’t get two goes at it.

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      • Love the concept of the indelible dye.
        Should be just the one day, ok maybe to allow a few hours earlier & later.
        Keep the digital computer set up away.
        All a part of KISS.; Keep It Simple Stupid.

        Some one will “harvest” those easy vote cards, and with 2 weeks of voting can end up attending a number of poll booths, to fulfill the concept of “vote early & vote often”.

        Then how long to prove the double up? To prove who is at fault, or just who is to blame.
        Would any culprit be caught? & then if so, could that even be proven?
        A good chance of getting away with it, when some one abstains, or forgets to get to vote.

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  7. I’ve just taken one for the team and visited the Stuffed site – I’m always interested in just how humourless and biased their idiot cartoonists are. Today’s effort by some dozy bitch Sharon Murdoch leaves me speechless. I have composed myself enough to send my somewhat unflattering comments to the sorry bastard who calls himself Stuffeds editor. If gentle readers here want to share their thoughts, the clowns email address is Kevin.lynch@stuff.co.nz

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      • Curious@1155

        But isn’t she just SOOO funny, inciteful and displaying an acute awareness of New Zealand politics and what the real issues are (The sorts of things that got her ALL those awards from her fellow lefty mates)? /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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    • This is staggering Ross. Those that got this exemption and kept quiet while the mandates were being rolled out are an absolute disgrace. If they had spoken out instead the powers at be may have backed down just like the NHS did in the UK.
      From one of the commenters.
      “Those who received the exemptions and remained quiet have blood on their hands, Its that simple to me.
      I wonder how well they are sleeping today?”

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    • It is incredible Ross12 & Curious.

      A much younger friend was pushed by the Company as that she would be laid off.
      Her Doctor was unable to get an exemption for her.
      She weighed up payments of her mortgage & tearfully was jabbed, twice.
      Since then has been in out of hospital with myocarditis, & she now does not figure on another 5 years of life.
      Still working for the company, as it is high paying, but feels she has no loyalty to it, & makes sure she gets as much sickness time, etc.. time off, sort of work to rule..
      Also sees the hiding of vaxx damage said to be “long-covid”.
      She figures that it is no good to get herself wound up on these issues, as stress is not good.

      Can your Doctor look you in the eye when you ask them,
      “Did they really take the jab, ….. ….. or was it really just a saline solution, so as to encourage the rest of the staff, like the receptionist, etc.”.

      But then as in Curious’s comment.– “have blood on their hands”,
      so it would seem they would still tell a lie !, with out even blinking?

      Still I would make them squirm.
      Even if the Doctor has been jabbed, then surely he would like to consider that possibly some of his other health colleagues may be dubious.

      All to add pressure, so there may be some infighting & rancor, with the colleagues.
      Just possibly, one of them would break ranks at this level, with what they know?

      Some how to get those source links working & down loaded to show.

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  8. So it couldn’t have been Maaaahuta supporters visiting the home of the new upstart could it, would they? The Maaaahutas ‘own’ the Tainui stronghold.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/10/04/nanaia-mahuta-in-danger-of-losing-electorate-poll-shows/
    Nanaia Mahuta in danger of losing electorate, poll shows

    A Whakaata Māori poll has newcomer Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke within reach of unseating incumbent Nanaia Mahuta.

    Could Te Pāti Māori’s youngest candidate end Labour’s unbroken reign in Hauraki-Waikato?

    A Whakaata Māori poll has newcomer Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke within reach of unseating incumbent Nanaia Mahuta. The results, released during a live debate between the two candidates on Tuesday night, has Mahuta on 36% and Maipi-Clarke on 32%, with 14% undecided.

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  9. Labour policies managed growth but in the wrong way

    Retail crime: $2.6bn cost as 92% of retailers affected in last year
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/10/04/retail-crime-26bn-cost-as-92-of-retailers-affected-in-last-year/

    Robberies and assaults on the rise at Foodstuffs supermarketsPlay Video0:27
    Nearly 4000 incidents have been recorded from May to July this year at Pak’n’Save, New World and Four Square stores.

    A new report has found 92% of retailers have experienced “some form” of retail crime in the 12 months to August this year.

    That’s in comparison with 81% when Retail NZ last surveyed in 2017.

    The business association found the year’s incidents came at a cost of $2.6 billion.

    “Retail crime presents an increasing health and safety risk to retail employees and customers and to the financial sustainability of retail businesses,” the business association said in a statement.

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  10. Poor old Ahmed the Terrorist, banged up in the Slammer again. Obviously, despite all that this country did for him, all the Taxpayer money that was spent on Mr Zaoui, it was not good enough for him as, it seems, he has little loyalty to it.

    Enjoy you time in the clink, as it will only get worse.

    Signed, a Taxpayer of little Sympathy.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/nz-citizen-ahmed-zaoui-arrested-at-gunpoint-in-algeria-now-being-held-in-prison/LFYQQZSKMJC4LHXUUDJ4GFMB5E/

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      • I think it should be a condition of entry.
        If the reason you are seeking refuge is no longer valid, (and you have not become a valued member of society) you have 12 months to return or else be deported.

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      • curious@1332

        I found the fact that, according to the article, ‘He had been arrested at gunpoint in Medea for holding a political meeting at his home and “making comment on the Algerian political and human rights situation”…’ very interesting, especially as the last time he appeared on the NZ scene Zaoui was ‘supposedly’ ‘fleeing from his oppressors and was in danger of his life’ (Or something similar ) ; at least, that’s what he told the NZ MSM, who, idiots that they are, lapped it all up without any investigation or questions.

        Yet it now appears that ‘Fugitive fleeing for his life’ that he was, and despite knowing the ‘hazards'(And indeed ‘Fleeing’) Mr Zaoui then returns back to where he originally got into ‘trouble’, and after ‘Poking the Tiger’ yet again (And showing that he apparently doesn’t learn from past experiences) is ‘supposedly’ surprised when what he expected to occur actually does.

        At which point he then sits down and bleats for the gullible NZ Government to come and bail him out and gives Deborah Manning yet more of the publicity and media exposure that she has shown she craves.

        Sadly, I suspect that NZ will in fact intervene in this little episode and bail him out yet again…

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    • Who were the other ones in the house?
      What happened to the other ones in the house?
      What previous things had the other ones done?

      …. He had been arrested at gunpoint in Medea for holding a political meeting at his home and “making comment on the Algerian political and human rights situation”, Manning said. ….

      ….. Amnesty International said thousands had been arrested in recent years. “Algerian authorities are targeting activists, journalists, human rights defenders and other critics of the state.
      Anyone seen to go against the grain, be it by criticising the government on social media, participating in a group protecting minority rights, or writing for independent media, risks being detained in this indiscriminate crackdown on free expression.” ….

      So why did he go there when it is very apparent that things may have been better than the blood letting that went on years ago, but authorities / regime do not want to return to those days, but strangely becoming more Islamic in its own way.

      The seeds of that bloody destruction Civil War (1991–2002) will never be far away despite the supposed reconciliations & amnesties since backed by the military.

      The founders and leaders of the FIS (Islamic Salvation Front)did not agree on all issues, but agreed on the core objective of establishing an Islamic State ruled by sharia law.

      …. Ahmed Zaoui (Arabic: أحمد الزاوي) is an Algerian member of the Islamic Salvation Front.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Zaoui

      So was Zaoui’ political meeting for Christian Bible Study? Secular Studies? or even Karakia, Powhiri & Kapa Haka.
      Just a nice contact of old time friends, colleagues, or looking to show Islam in a bad light ? ?
      And in the mean time Algeria has noted become more Islamic since 2020.

      …. “offending Islam” and “denigration of the dogma” and “precepts of Islam” …

      ….. Algeria removed freedom of belief from its constitution in 2020 and has carried out numerous administrative closures of indigenous churches after having at length tolerated their opening without official authorization ……
      https://eclj.org/religious-freedom/osce/liberte-dexpression-en-algerie–laffaire-de-lislamologue-said-djabelkhir-

      Now guess how long Zaoui has been back in Algeria?

      March 16 2019 …. Speaking from Algeria where he has just taken part in a peaceful march for democracy, …..
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/111336251/muslim-leader-ahmed-zaoui-calls-for-open-inquiry-into-christchurch-mosque-shootings

      Then what is Zaoui’s definition of “democracy” ?
      Why do I wander that there is more than meets the eye, as presented by the media? or am I too cynical?
      Certainly tempted fate, by staying in Morocco as the warning signs started flashing.

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    • He was never a genuine refugee, just a criminal and agitator looking for a place to lie low for a while. A grifter who just used dopey old New Zealand and then fucked off back to wog land when the heat was off. Now he’ll wave his NZ citizenship about and expect us to come to his rescue. Absolutely no love for a bunch of turban-headed tyrants like the Algerian government from me, but Zouai is just a chip off the same block. He can rot in his cell, the shifty bastard.

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  11. The Art of the Con and Why People Fall for It

    … cheats, or tricks, others through persuading them to believe something that is not true. Through deception, they fool people into believing they can make easy money when, in fact, it is the con artist who ends up taking the victim’s money

    Psychology of the Con

    Each of these con artists have one thing in common: the power of persuasion to swindle their victims. The successful ones exhibit three similar characteristics—psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism—which have been referred to by psychologists as “dark” personality traits.

    Those characteristics allow con artists to swindle people out of their money without feeling any remorse or guilt. Another thing most chiselers have in common are their egos. These extortion sales people boost the psyche of the perpetrators and make them feel even more confident, thus the description of the con has been termed as a confidence game.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/blog/crime-she-writes/201909/the-art-the-con-and-why-people-fall-it

    Be careful dear reader 🤨

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    • Yep, Leof, you can guarantee it was not an albino Eskimo, Betcha it was an Early Settler who had someone else write the note in Te Lingo because they, themselves could not write, the perp, if in fact there was one, is probably the incumbent’s security detail who was pissed off they may have to go back on the Dole. It will be Tribal, nothing surer.

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      • From a Pakeha POV no-one gives a flying fuck about which of the mad bitches wins because in either case we’ll be the poorer. Trying to deflect the blame away from one of the Maori factions is a desperation tactic.

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        • You’re quite correct Nasska, but there’s a narrative being pushed that it was the work of some racist Maori-hater, in other words one of the evil colonial invaders. Maybe it was, but until the facts are known the aspersion is scurrilous. I reckon pretty strong odds it’s intertribal rivalry.

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  12. How to Outsmart Property Spruikers. We’ve Got Your Back!

    I recently read a financial planner’s tips on how to outsmart the property spruikers. It had a lot of what to do but not “how” to do it. For example, “Become educated”. “Research an area”. “Seek independent advice”. “Find what impediments there have been to a future buyer”. “Learn how to negotiate”. “Don’t get emotional”.

    https://www.propertyclub.com.au/outsmart-property-spruikers-we-have-got-your-back/

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  13. Retailers want sector-wide use of facial recognition to fight $2.6b in crime losses

    Sector lobby group Retail NZ is worried retail crime is becoming more widespread with criminals being “increasingly organised, brazen and violent” and having a sense that they “will get away with it”.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/retail-crime-retailers-want-sector-wide-facial-recognition-technology-to-fight-crime/O6KM7LBMY5FEROMQXXMNEAQFXI/

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  14. Harry Peterson
    @harrypeterson_

    71,134 people voted yesterday, meaning a total of 129,442 people have already cast their ballots.

    This means that around 3.7% of registered voters have voted thus far.

    #Decision23

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  15. Labour’s Chris Hipkins criticises ‘serious error’ from Electoral Commission as voting continues

    “I understand that the Electoral Commission hasn’t posted these out to every household before voting opened and up to a million New Zealanders have not yet received their EasyVote Cards,” Hipkins said.

    “I think that is a serious error on the part of the Electoral Commission. We know from our doorknockers and our phone canvassers it is creating huge confusion with voters.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/10/election-2023-labour-s-chris-hipkins-criticises-serious-error-from-electoral-commission-as-voting-continues.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    • Makes you wonder if the post is that reliable, mouldering in the back of a postal van somewhere? Are the postal systems secure? & trusted?
      Not by the errors I find, like receiving other peoples mail.
      Not receiving mine, & noting that some one saying, “wrong address”
      Dyslexia seems to be very common for the postalman & the sorter.

      Certainly good to point out that the “easy vote card” could easily be harvested & used by other people, during the next 2 weeks in “vote early & vote often”, just by turning up a polling booth.
      I wonder how many different polling booths can one turn up to, in any 1 day? then for 14 days?
      Thank goodness they do not get one to dip a finger into that indelible ink. 🙂

      Not quite the same but seems to run very close to how the ballots were blanket posted out for the USA Presidential election in 2020, and then harvested by others, filled in, then stuffed into the drop boxes for ballots, then counted as bona-fide votes.

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      • Labour fucked the previous census and the last one wasn’t much chop.
        Looks like this election has some problems aswell!
        The previous election was rigged aswell!
        Fucken useless labour. Just aswell national/act are coming in and can sack some useless bastards!

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  16. The deputy prime minister is defending her use of a taxpayer-funded VIP limousine while campaigning for the Labour Party.

    “We try not to (use the Crown limos) and so when we can we’ll use our own cars but I can’t do that in Wellington,” she said.

    Ministers using their Crown limos while campaigning for their party has previously proved controversial.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/10/04/carmel-sepuloni-defends-using-crown-limo-while-campaigning/

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      • You should know by now, it’s different when the left do it!
        Their shit don’t stink even!
        Com’on chippie, lay down the law, before national get in to power and have. An investigation. As you may not like the outcome.
        So if labour lose the election, no more crown limo for her!

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  17. Checking out Carmel Sepuloni’s campaign claims

    Radio NZ reports that Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni was on the campaign trail in Christchurch yesterday defending her government’s performance. She said that:

    “Her government had seen higher numbers of beneficiaries moving into jobs …”

    Yet the numbers on a Jobseeker benefit continue to climb.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/lindsay-mitchell-checking-out-carmel-sepuloni-s-campaign-claims?postId=ec8b3585-8de2-4934-96a5-7bb8dfde77f3&utm_campaign=aa64cb0e-b9a6-4b48-9383-8fb5386a43dc&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=fe0f7186-9ff9-4e4c-9c83-809c6f7f10a0&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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  18. Our Taxpayers’ Union | The Working Group Tāmaki election debate is about to kick off at 7pm tonight.

    The Labour Party candidate declined this debate opportunity, so we have a head to head between Simon O’Connor (National) and Brooke van Velden (ACT).

    We will start by announcing the results of our exclusive electorate poll before the face off.

    This is the last of our debate series, and with such a tightly contested seat, it is bound to be fiery!

    You can watch live by clicking this link. https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/r?u=GQ96LxW7tJscudkL8mlwNzOx8yrp7hUyf9goUWoQUW29Ms5_VYgBZuegCFQecWPd70Yn410x_-XGykai7q9bXQ&e=3fc69b7041f95006cb4b5d26c648ac37&utm_source=taxpayers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=231003_tamaki_debate_link_call&n=2
    Alternatively, we will be on Freeview Channel 200 (Juice TV) or you can watch over on our Facebook page (don’t forget to like the page). https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/r?u=27Ax0UmWOX2J8J_QwK9Z6k8lMmvrawncBg4aQLfR8aMAxN1e6xWzDpu9d7us6OCI&e=3fc69b7041f95006cb4b5d26c648ac37&utm_source=taxpayers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=231003_tamaki_debate_link_call&n=3

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  19. REDUCED VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Westpac said it has eased up on some loan verification requirements. They announced that for eligible customers who are refinancing their like-for-like home loan without any increase in lending or payment obligations, they have removed verification for income verification, transaction records/statements of all accounts, debt servicing and repayment amounts, fixed commitments, and other necessary recurring expenses. All other credit criteria and policies do still apply.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/124603/review-things-you-need-know-you-sign-wednesday-no-retail-rate-changes-rbnz-delivers

    One down three to go. Income must be falling as it should.

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    • The beginning of that dystopia & of a “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley.
      Where everything in your life is measured & controlled, evaluated & disposed of when uneconomic, just as you are in turn.
      Then they wonder why?

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  20. 36% : 46 seats : National
    10 % : 13 seats : Act
    46 % : 59 seats : Total

    06 % : 08 seats : NZ1

    National: 36 percent, steady (46 seats)
    Labour: 26 percent, steady (33 seats)
    Greens: 13 percent, steady (17 seats)
    ACT: 10 percent, down 2 points (13 seats)
    NZ First: 6 percent, steady (8 seats)
    Te Pāti Māori: 2 percent, steady (3 seats)

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/election-2023/499405/national-act-remain-on-track-to-form-government-with-support-from-nz-first-poll-shows

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  21. What is ACT’s policy on these ponzi parasites that suck billions from our tiny economy?

    My mate rents out a 5 bdr house in Christchurch to Kai [ insert maori name] and they give him $1350pw. It’s realistic income is $620pw. They then rent it out to their ferals. In the 5 years K has had it, it has been repaired and fully renovated.. SEVEN TIMES courtesy of the taxpayer. As a landlord, what’s not to like?

    Housing is a tax payer funded welfare scheme for talentless losers who can’t hack it in the real world investing in the productive sector. It needs to stop. End the welfare and introduce the free market.

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  22. Labour’s caucus looks set to shrink dramatically at the election, as the party struggles to turn around waning support.

    The party won a historic MMP majority in 2020, bringing in a whopping 65 MPs.

    The red wave saw Labour win 44 electorate seats – 15 of which were previously held by National – and a further 21 candidates entered Parliament on the party list.

    But that wave of support has since receded and Labour faces a very different outcome this election, with some of its most high-profile names at risk of not making it back to Parliament.

    Sarah Pallett’s success in Ilam was one of the biggest electorate upsets in 2020.

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  23. Deputy National leader Nicola Willis has criticised former National minister Paula Bennett for meeting with Act deputy Brooke van Velden, saying “it certainly wasn’t helpful” with van Velden neck-and-neck with National’s candidate in Tāmaki.

    “I don’t answer for Paula Bennett,” Willis told Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis Allan, “I thought it wasn’t helpful because I think that Simon O’Connor is a hard-working local MP.”

    Willis said, “I want to see him win that electorate. I do [think he can win]. On the current public polling, he’s ahead.

    “I know that local voters have seen that he’s got a track record of delivering for them locally, that he works hard on the ground, that he knows the businesses, he knows the communities.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/election-2023-live-updates-christopher-luxon-on-campaign-trail-on-west-coast-chris-hipkins-still-isolating/RE3DKSWUYBH7XGSUKV4JMDH44E/

    Hand bag fight looming?

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  24. Why Sanitarium doesn’t have to pay income tax

    What, if anything, do you think need to change?

    Since 1967 we’ve had numerous tax reviews and most of those reviews have said, one way or the other, that the commercial activities of charities should be taxed.

    No government has ever put that as an amendment to the Income Tax Act [so that we can] sit down, take it to Select Committee, and put our cases from all points of view forward and ask is this equitable?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300981998/newsable-why-sanitarium-doesnt-have-to-pay-income-tax

    Of course the vatican party wouldn’t want to change it.

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  25. The parasitic religious head cases should refer to the scriptures for advice: (Matthew 22:21)

    “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”.

    As saith the Book of Nasska, “You can’t take it with you & even if you did it would melt”. 🙂

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  26. A Guy with a 25-inch Willy went to a Doctor and said,
    “I can’t live with this Big Willy anymore..! It’s too long.”
    The doctor replied, “I can’t do anything for you, but if you see the Witch Doctor, down in the Bayou, she can help you.”
    So, he went to the Bayou and saw the Witch Doctor.
    The Witch Doctor said, “Go into the Swamp and find a Female Frog.
    “Ask her to Marry You. She’ll say “NO”, and you’ll lose 5 inches off your Member immediately”.
    So, he went to the Swamp and found the Female Frog and asked her, “Will you marry me”..??? “NO”, she said.
    And right enough, he lost 5 inches off his Member.
    The Guy liked the results, and thought, 20 inches is still just a little too much.
    So he asked the Frog again, “Will You Marry Me”..??? The Frog said,
    “NO”. And the Guy lost another 5 inches.
    He thought, Good, 15 inches is great, but 10 inches would just be perfect.
    So he asked her again, “Will You Marry Me”..???
    And the Frog said,
    *
    “How many fucking times do I have to tell you.. NO..! NO..! NO…!”

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  27. Identity of former childcare worker charged with sexually abusing 91 children revealed under new Queensland laws as Ashley Paul Griffith

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-04/qld-ex-childcare-worker-abuse-charges-named/102931896

    Florida’s new death penalty law for child rape goes into effect Sunday. What to know

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/floridas-new-death-penalty-law-for-child-rape-goes-into-effect-sunday-what-to-know/ar-AA1hiLWt#image=1

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