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  1. * cough* err wakey wakey..don’t do drugs children esp thise mdma type thingies. You end up sitting at the computer listening to Pink Floyds Great Gig In The Sky, Wish You Were Here and Pearl Jams Black. Whooo…money money money. Great feeling when you get somewhere that really feels like home. Thailand. I don’t know why. Must have been a Monk in a previous. 😇. X give us a kiss birdy x

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  2. Mikey ,I listened to a rendition of great gig months ago that was damn near as good as the incomparable original ( many have tried and failed miserably) , despite trying to identify the singer I’ve been unsuccessful, any ideas ??

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  3. No wonder the wolverine dumped his Mrs of 3 decades ,my guess is he kept waking up in the morning and didn’t recognize who he was sleeping with , She definitely morphing into that wierd catwoman look that a couple of hundred thousand bucks of surgery inflicts on a normal beautiful face.
    BTW ,fucking Key is campaigning again for Nude Nut on TV1 , I realize he has many supporters on this blog so I’m probably a small minority of people who despise him nearly as much as I do horseface Ardern, he’s just another POS politician with a bloated ego, fuck off Key.

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  4. Ginny Anderson reckons when she knocks on doors around the place she gets nothing but positivity from the people ,FFS can someone tell the talentless bitch that walking around and around the 9th floor of the beehive knocking on doors is no way to gauge public opinion , LMFAO, .

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  5. I am going to be so happy when this election is finally over. I tried watching that minor leaders dross last night, admittedly it was quite funny but 5 minutes was more than enough. These so called debates have become a way of keeping D grade TV personalities in a job and as for the expert panel where do they find such a bunch of geriatric hasbeens losers? Having Fafoi on last night was just insulting, he was minister of immigration which he made a complete hash of, bailed from that using the family excuse and pops up several days later as a highly paid lobbyist. The only thing he’s an expert on is rorting the system and the other two were simply robotic. The only saving grace of the whole charade is they must have been real cheap which is a good thing for a company that is very close to going bust.

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  6. Journalist Rachel Smalley has spent years reporting on the human cost of what drug-buying agency Pharmac will or won’t fund. She made a Privacy Act request about herself to the agency – and what she found provided insight into the minds of Pharmac’s leadership team, the tactics employed by the agency to “spotlight” journalists, and politicised commentary from some of its most senior executives.

    In May, I submitted a Privacy Act request to Pharmac seeking “all communications with or about Rachel Smalley”. Following last year’s damning Pharmac Review which made 33 recommendations for change, the drug-procurement agency rejected all of my interview requests. I hoped a request for information under the Privacy Act may explain why.

    Several months later, Pharmac emailed me a link to a secure transfer site for large files. It held 274 pages of communications relating to “Rachel Smalley”.

    I started scrolling, and then stopped when I saw an email sent by Pharmac’s CEO, Sarah Fitt in July last year.

    For the last three years, I have reported on what I see as Pharmac’s archaic processes and decision-making methodologies, attempting to highlight the human and economic impact of the agency’s outdated approach to drug procurement.

    Medical science has made huge progress developing cost-effective drugs to treat disease and disorders, but to me, Pharmac has not progressed with it. Its operating model and objectives were set in the 1990s and, in an observation that should floor anyone in the private sector, Pharmac’s objectives and funding methodology have never been revisited. A quarter of a century has passed and Pharmac is still using the pharmaceutical equivalent of an abacus to choose the drugs it funds.

    It would be amusing if it hadn’t had such a devastating impact on the health of New Zealanders. Cancer is one of our greatest failings. Our country has fallen far behind the Western world and we now sit at the bottom of the OECD for access to modern medicines.

    In a response to Fitt’s email, Jane Wright, a communications adviser for Pharmac at the time, writes that she considers me an activist – not a journalist.

    Fitt agrees and says “the good thing is that she has a terrible time slot and not much of a following”.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/rachel-smalley-inside-the-minds-of-pharmacs-leadership-team/T5KHB2UTYJBWNP6M2R3K2NXHN4/

    Pharmac redacted Tolich’s name, but a second Privacy Act request revealed the full sentence. It read “(sort of like a Smalley-Tolich interview!)”. Tolich had called on Pharmac to prioritise the treatment of children with rare disorders in the same way it prioritised treating children with cancer.

    Like Fitt, Alsop is a senior public servant. In a healthy democracy, the public and media should be free to question and challenge the performance of a government and its agencies. It is especially important that Pharmac, which has been afforded extraordinary powers to act as the nation’s judge, jury, and executioner on drug funding – is held to account.

    I find Alsop’s language troubling. His use of the term “utterly nauseating” to describe an interview should, in my view, concern Peter Hughes, the State Services Commissioner. Alsop sits at the top of the health service in the office of the CEO of Te Whatu Ora. He is in the engine room of our health system.

    I was also critical of the mixed messaging coming out of the Beehive. Rob Campbell had been sacked as chairman of Te Whatu Ora for criticising the National Party leader, Christopher Luxon. Steve Maharey, a former Labour minister, had also criticised Luxon in editorials for Stuff and the Herald, but retained his role as Pharmac’s chairman.

    I drew a comparison citing Labour’s swift sacking of Campbell, but lamenting what I saw as the Government’s blinkered support for public servants like Fitt who, according to the Pharmac Review, was overseeing a dysfunctional organisation that was a long way from providing fair and equitable outcomes for New Zealanders, operated with a “fortress mentality”, and had an “excessive focus on containing costs” at the expense of patient health.

    The editorial attracted the attention of Trevor Simpson, who is on Pharmac’s senior leadership team as Kaituruki Māori. Simpson described my column as a “brutal pitch for the right”.

    There’s more on this toxic outfit.

    Go have a read then Vote for DNZ. we want Pharmac given a shake up.

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    • “The Pharmac board have communicated to the chief executive that the comments made by herself, and some members of staff, in internal emails were unacceptable and unprofessional,” said Maharey.

      “The board has reminded the chief executive of the role and responsibilities of a public servant and sought assurances that this situation will not happen again.”

      He said Fitt had assured the board “this was an isolated and unique situation and that the comments are not reflective of Pharmac’s culture”.

      “Further, the chief executive has expressed her regret and apologised for the language used in the internal emails.”

      Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes said he’d been advised by Maharey that he considered the comments to be unacceptable and unprofessional. Maharey had spoken to Fitt “to remind her of the expected behaviour of public servants and has sought assurances that this won’t happen again”.

      What a lot of shit from top of the public service. Way past his useby date and the same for Maharey who was never anything but and evil cunt.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/media-insider-rachel-smalley-and-the-internal-pharmac-emails-ceo-under-fire-from-health-minister-chair-barry-soper-given-cpr-after-heart-operation/FLVSGUKLB5HNZFR6J3PZYMSYDM/

      More and more reasons to vote DNZ. Become happy campers.
      After all the Nats, Labour, whinny act have all been governing this mess for a long time.

      Party vote Democracy NZ.

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    • Stop posting long piles of shit you old fakebook goat.
      Stop quoting the lardo-hating, man-hating tart.

      DNZ wont even get 5000 votes
      Bishop Brian will far exceed this one-term, failed Notional MP.
      Beaten by Willow Jean Prime. How embarrassing.
      One and gone.
      Dozy old dreamer.

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  7. Got up at 2am this morning and instead of going back to bed, decided to check out the cricket match.
    Both a great and terrible decision to make.
    Ended up watching the rest of the match and seeing probably the best batting we have had for a very very long time.

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  8. In case you have not had enough bullshit in your life

    RNZ
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    The world’s September temperatures were the warmest on record, breaking the previous high by a huge margin, according to the EU climate service.
    Last month was 0.93C warmer than the average September temperature between 1991-2020, and 0.5C hotter than the previous record set in 2020.
    Ongoing emissions of warming gases in addition to the El Niño weather event are driving the heat, experts believe.

    Some scientists said they were shocked by the scale of the increase.
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    HUUUUGE they say.
    Ginormous
    Shocked say Skientisty-type people
    Shocked %@$*^ I tells ya
    Like Mabel came home early and caught me with Shirley Smith . Just shocked!! 😲

    My brother is in Europe. Says apart from a couple of hot spells it has not been great.

    Maybe this is in the same gnews section as “Ukraine is thrashing Russia and that is why Putin is about to surrender to Zelensky and spend out his days in Chernobyl wearing olive green T Shirts. “

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  9. A couple moved to a new town where they were invited to a cocktail party by neighbors. One of the ladies made a comment and said wait till you meet our minister and the others giggled.
    The woman asked, why, what’s wrong with him?
    Well, she replied, its just that he always invites himself to dinner when new people move in…more laughter.
    But… asked the woman, what else?
    Well, said another, its just that he’s a clean nut and examines everything including your dishes and utensils, it drives us nuts!
    OK, thanks for letting me know, said the woman but don’t worry, I’ll take care of him.
    Next day sure enough the minister was at her door and as predicted invited himself to dinner the following day. Before supper was served, he inspected the house for dirt and dust as well as his dishes and utensils and the lady of the house assured him saying: “Don’t worry father, these dishes are as clean as soap and water can get them” and they all began to eat.
    After dinner was over the husband picked up all the dishes and neatly placed them on the floor, he then blew a loud whistle and yelled “here soap, here water” and 2 large dogs came running in and quickly began to lick the plates.

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  10. NZ doctors avoided Covid jabs while insisting the public had them
    By
    Guy Hatchard


    October 5, 2023

    This article describes events in New Zealand – has the same thing happened here, and will someone submit a Freedom of Information request worded in such a way that the government cannot evade a straight answer?

    THE New Zealand Ministry of Health granted vaccine exemptions to hundreds among its key staff whilst hypocritically insisting that the public be vaccinated.

    An Official Information Act (OIA) request to the ministry dated August 2, 2023 asked the following question:

    ‘According to the legislation at the time in 2021, there were operational exemptions available for those who were not getting vaccinated against Covid-19. How many requests were received? How many were approved by the ministry?’

    Matt Hannant, Interim Director, Prevention, National Public Health Service, replied:

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/nz-doctors-avoided-covid-jabs-while-insisting-the-public-had-them/

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  11. I’m just popping in after being MIA for a while…..
    wanted to make sure that the Healthcare worker exemption scandal was getting airplay everywhere possible.
    Only to find our esteemed editor has covered this early on in the disclosure
    https://ysb.co.nz/the-hatchard-report/
    One aspect I have a big problem with in all this, is WTF are the S.I.S and the G.C.S.B doing?
    I wrote here at YSB at the time about this.
    Supposedly they have all the comms. through the Five eyes and wall to wall electronic surveillance.
    They are responsible for national security and ours has been seriously impacted, no?
    But hang on… who do they report to?
    Oh, yeah – they have a minister, currently one A. Little I believe, but who was that at the the time in question?
    If I am not very much mistaken it was the Prime Minister, Dame Doctor Jacinda Ardern.
    So the S.I.S chief reports to the Minister about the emerging excess deaths threats to the nation(or any number of other problems that any one was able to see if they were looking) and Cindy says “nuthin’ to see here, move along – I will take it from here”
    Nec’ minute she is on the podium saying safe and effective, blah, blah, blah.
    What could Rebecca Kitteridge (S.I.S chief) do about that?
    How do you take it any higher than the Prime Minister if you were of a mind to?
    Well she could resign…. and interestingly she isn’t in that job anymore, is she?
    Replaced by Andrew Hampton now, who was the head of the G.C.S.B then. Oh.
    I mean all this in the context of whaddabout next time too?
    Seems to me that there needs to be an operations review because the process can be politically subverted.
    But again what can be done when all 120 politicians aren’t interested …..
    You can only hide the truth for so long – it turns out this covid op. is another great example because the shit is pouring out of the hole in the bucket now, eh.
    F.J.A.
    Bonus link
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/will-make-your-blood-boil-biden-admin-goes-full-orwell-denying-vaxx-mandates-ever

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  12. Oh Mikey poos how ya doin champ? 🥹

    MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy or molly, is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception. It has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.

    The ‘comedown’ period, or the period directly after the molly high, can come with adverse effects.

    Molly comedown effects include:

    depression
    anxiety or panic attacks
    loss of appetite
    insomnia
    paranoia
    aggression/irritability
    impulsivity
    lack of motor control
    fatigue
    psychosis
    memory problems
    loss of focus
    hallucinations
    loss of interest in sex

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  13. Curia poll today:

    National is up 0.9 points on last month’s poll to 35.9% while Labour is also up by 1.4 points to 27.9%. While the Greens are down 2.1 points at 10.6%, they are now in third place ahead of the ACT Party, which has dropped sharply by 5.2 points to 9.1%.

    National is up 1 seat to 46 while Labour is constant on 35 seats. The Greens have dropped 4 seats to 13 while ACT has dropped 7 seats to 12 . New Zealand First is back in Parliament on these numbers with 9 seats while the Māori Party is up 1 seat on last month to 5.

    This means that neither the Centre-Right bloc who are projected to have 58 seats (down 6 on last month) or the Centre-Left bloc who would have 53 seats (down 3) could form a Government on their own and would require the support of New Zealand First.

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  14. This is because a meat puppets strings twitch in response to trigger words it sees in media reports. The meat puppet has no actual brain and is merely controlled by external events.

    I hope that clears it up.

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    • The Chinese hate Arderns guts.

      Remember her ranting manically about the Jews of the East spying on us, destroying our economy, taking all the houses, and promising to slash Chinese immigration?

      They do.

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  15. This is how they pseudo fill your pockets, and then proceed to pick them.

    Europe is seeking a slice of Ireland’s future company tax receipts to boost EU spending
    https://vnexplorer.net/europe-is-seeking-a-slice-of-irelands-future-company-tax-receipts-to-boost-eu-spending-s3110498.html

    Ireland faces billions of euros a year in future climate costs -watchdog
    https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/climate-energy/ireland-faces-billions-euros-year-future-climate-costs-watchdog-2023-10-04/

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  16. Simon O’Connor vs Brooke van Velden will go to wire in Tāmaki – new poll
    Brooke van Velden and Simon O’Connor are in a tight race, according to a new poll.

    Following a poll last week which depicted Chlöe Swarbrick in a battle to hold on to Auckland Central, another seat in the city has been confirmed as balanced on a knife edge. In a battle among the parties of the right in Tāmaki, sitting MP Simon O’Connor leads Brooke van Velden, but by the whiskeriest of whiskers.

    The National incumbent, an outspoken social conservative and Tāmaki MP since 2011, has the support of 40% among decided voters, ahead of his challenger, the socially liberal deputy leader of Act, who registers 38% backing in the Curia poll for the Taxpayers’ Union. That gap is within the margin of error.

    Labour’s Fesaitu Solomone trails on 14%. Of the full 400 surveyed, 13% were undecided.

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/live-updates/03-10-2023/more-than-50000-people-cast-ballot-on-first-day-of-advance-voting

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  17. TWO OWNERS FOR EVERY RENTER
    Stats NZ said as at 30 September 2023 there were estimated to be 2,063,200 private dwellings, and 1,986,900 households. Of those dwellings, 1,331,700 were owner-occupied, and 731,600 were either rented, or supplied free (as part of employment arrangements, mostly). While that is a lot of renters, it is clear from this data that owner-occupiers outrank renters 2:1 – which perhaps is why renter voices get little traction. Often a lot of noise, yes. But little policy action. While the numbers are rising, the proportions are little-changed in decades.

    Nothing changes does it. Been around the 35% for decades.
    35% are people who can’t be bothered about their future.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/124637/review-things-you-need-know-you-sign-friday-no-retail-rate-changes-more-private

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    • ……”35% are people who can’t be bothered about their future.”…….

      They’re better described as the 35% who can’t afford to put together a deposit on a home of their own because greedy old cunts buy up entry level housing stock & charge exorbitant rents.

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  18. DO YOUR BIT. DO IT PROPERLY
    The last of the political party policies are being released now. With a week to go until Election Day (October 14), minds are getting made up on how to vote. This may have been an uninspiring election campaign, but there may be some pockets of voters for whom specialist policies can attract support. So today we got releases from the Labour Party and the National Party. Labour promised a new Anti-Scamming Unit to protect us from the internet underworld. The National Party said it would establish a Minister for Space to promote the local aerospace industry. Going before them have been a wide range of policy from all parties. You can compare what interest you, here. But if polls are any indication, principled voting may not carry the day; it looks like we are going to have to live with throw-back political influencers. His rise in the polls is dispiriting for any real change. It is likely to induce widespread apathy especially among young voters and reinforce the dominance of boomer votes in this election. But that can be avoided if everyone votes, and knows what they are voting for, and why.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/124637/review-things-you-need-know-you-sign-friday-no-retail-rate-changes-more-private

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  19. Well well what a surprise the low life afterbirth that stabbed a dairy owner in the throat yesterday was on electronic bail curtousy of a soft cock judge.
    Just another example of Labours soft on crime attitude which will at some stage undoubtedly will lead to the death of some poor innocent member of the public whilst going about their daily life trying to earn an honest living.
    I’m in my twilight years , and i can honestly say that I’ve seen the best of of mankind unfortunately that was a long time ago.
    What have we become as far as the human race is concerned?
    I shudder to think what life will be like in 10 years time .
    Hopefully i won’t be here t to witness any more of the shit we currently have.

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  20. A little boy is sitting on a park bench crying. An old man comes hobbling by with his cane and sees the boy sobbing. So, he asks, “little boy, why are you crying?”
    The boy looks up and responds, “because I can’t do what the big boys can do.”
    The old man thinks for a second then sits down and starts crying too.

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  21. Deaf couple get married and during the first week of marriage, they find that they are unable to communicate in the bedroom when they turn off the lights (because they can’t see each other using sign language).
    After several nights of fumbling around and misunderstandings, the Wife proposes a solution.
    “Honey.” She signs. “Why don’t we agree on some simple signals? For instance, at night, if you want to have Sex with me, reach over and squeeze my left Breast one time.
    If you don’t want to have Sex, reach over and squeeze my right Breast one time.”
    The husband thinks this is a great idea and signs back to his Wife. “Great idea! Now if you want to have Sex with me, reach over and pull on my Penis one time. And if you don’t want to have Sex, reach over and pull on my Penis fifty times.” 🤣

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