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Yesterday was one of the worst days for deletable comments. I left most of them but be warned. Unless you lift your game and respect the blog, I will start suspending your commenting privileges.

It gets tiresome reading the same things about housing, Ponzi schemes, suicides and other crap. Keep your responses out of the gutter, or if you don’t like the comment, just scroll down to the next one.

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  1. Your blog, your rules. Fair enough.
    Your quote; ‘It gets tiresome reading
    the same things about housing, Ponzi schemes,
    suicides…..’

    If you don’t like the comment, just scroll down………’
    Well Ed, anyone who posts here, and makes light of,
    or laughs off suicide is a cunt.

    So. Suspend my commenting. Or ban me.
    There is NOTHING funny or amusing about
    suicide. NOTHING. Goodbye.

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  2. You’ve gotta be careful as well these days as your comment can be fact checked by certain YSB members and deemed “fake news” or misinformation, I agree ED if you don’t like a comment scroll down and STFU unless it’s outrageously false.
    Unlike some I still work so haven’t got the time or inclination to Google everything I post or wait 3 days to verify its authenticity.
    And FFS a bit of humor doesn’t go astray.

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  3. “It gets tiresome reading the same things about housing, Ponzi schemes…

    Fair enough. I thought it might be a refreshing break from the thousands upon thousands of (non-tiresome) comments about the vax and Winston. Seeing as it is probably the number one social and economic problem we face.

    In reality it is just that some people don’t like hearing the truth and launch into personal attacks as they have nothing else. In a similar way you can drone on about muslims all you like, but mention jews occasionally and you are “Obsessed”. But I will try and play nicer with the pathologically dishonest hypocrites that crawl out around those topics.

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    • Nobody can understand the world properly if they don’t appreciate all of the elements. I mention “the Jews” (i.e. politically, socially and economically organised Jews) frequently because they exert the most influence in the world of any elite group, If people don’t understand the Jewish Question (or even realise it exists), then they are doomed to perpetual ignorance.

      If people think they have all of the pieces of the puzzle and they then proceed to “solve” the world, when they don’t have a large central puzzle piece on the table labelled “the Jews,” they are not going to solve anything in a hurry. However, their hopelessly insoluable puzzle will leave them more time to call people “anti-semites” spewing “far-right tropes” like the Jews have taught them to do though.

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      • To fix this there is zero need to persecute or single out Jewish people. What is needed is the opposite – hold them to the same standards as other groups.

        A great example is terrorist attacks. If I condemn a terrorist attack by Hamas everyone loves it. If I mention the King David Hotel bombing, The Lavon Affair, The USS Liberty – those same people turn all sour and hate on me.

        I can say I oppose terrorism and apply that principle to all terrorist attacks. But many people say the same then do a 180 if it’s Jewish terrorist. They can’t give rational reasons why so they attack the messenger with vile lies.

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        • The complete double-standard and its strict enforcement is indicative of the power Jews have. If you look at the most banned people, they are the ones who criticise Jews the loudest. You can claim the Chinese, the Freemasons, the WEF or the Illuminati run the world all day and you’re fine, but claim that Jews run the world in their own interests and you can’t have a YouTube channel or in some cases use the banking system. QED.

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          • The funny thing is the leftist speech police have turned on the Jews. Yet I still see Jewish media warning of the “far right” while reporting on leftists chanting “gas the Jews “

            I was just speaking with an Israeli friend this morning and called them out on cries of anti semitism. I explained it’s actually issues. He’s no leftist and unapologetic supporter of Israel. We agree on most things.

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            • The Jewish moral standard is simply “is it good for us Jews?” It doesn’t matter if they are supporting Zionism in conservative circles, or anti-whiteness and pro-immigration on the left, because it is all directed towards advancing their group interests. Looked at this way, the apparent contradictions make perfect sense.

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              • By definition Jews are a tribal identity. Many aren’t even Semitic. (While the Palestinians are all Semitic.)

                There is huge diversity in Jewish thought but you are correct in observing that they all agree to put tribal interests ahead of the greater good.

                But as I’ve said, let’s treat Jews like everyone else. Viewed in that way Jews are no different in advancing their in-groups interests, they are just better at it.

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                • To claim that Jews have a collective interest and that they act on it is, by definition, “anti-semitic.”

                  This from the US State Department (peculiar in itself, btw):

                  https://www.state.gov/defining-antisemitism/

                  – Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.

                  -Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.

                  -Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.

                  -Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust

                  -Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.

                  -Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.

                  -Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.

                  -Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.

                  -Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.

                  -Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.

                  -Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.

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                  • OoM, Good grief you and the bird remind me of the two old guys in ‘father Ted’ ,a couple of old Nazis living together who get their antidepressants mixed up with their collection of historical Nazi memorabilia cyanide tablets and commit unintentional suicide ,why are the JOOOOOZ so important to the two of you ???

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                    • That may be your assessment (but it’s not really YOUR assessment is it, more a programmed reflex to any criticism of Jews), but that’s also not argument. Pointing and spluttering and calling someone a name may be a very feminine, characteristically Jewish response, but it’s not going to change anyone’s mind. Besides, I’ve made a conscious decision to stop dissing the Nazis. They aren’t the reference point on my moral compass, and besides, Jews (as a key component of Bolshevism) have killed more people per capita than the Nazis ever did.

                      The “JOOOOZ” are so important because of the role they play and have played in shaping the modern world. It’s really about critiquing power. If it were pygmies or eskimos instead, I’d be taking about them.

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    • Kea, this poor child was born to scum parents here in Taumarunui. It was bought up in a very dodgy family in a very small street, Kenheath Place, a street of only a few houses in the very shittiest part of town. I have dealt with the father, a not bright young man and with the mothers wider family in the past. While the child’s death may well have occurred in Northland, the fact of the matter is, these young parents do not care for their children, it is their own self gratification which is their only concern. The child’s wellbeing, Pffffttt!

      Silence from the mother and perps will now follow.

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    • KEA, “Several months” So our incompetent plod who always beg fellow citizens to rat on their acquaintances friends and neighbors doesn’t make this death public until 3 months later thereby removing the chance of fresh helpful evidence, ,I guarantee its only been made public now because someone was going to rat on them, ? very strange possibly an ethnicity thing ?

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    • The thin edge of the wedge to allow 2 months to register the birth is now obviously being leveraged, like unregistered birty of baby “Ruthless Empire Souljah …. ….. ”
      So other government departments have then given it the ok.

      …. 10 month old …..

      ……. While registering a birth in New Zealand was a legal requirement, and people were encouraged to do so within two months, Burnard said it was “not particularly unusual” for it to take longer. …..

      It would seem to me that WINZ or whatever are paying out increased benefits, despite the birth not being registered.

      So what holds back the rise of government paying for even more unregistered babies.
      Is this going into a systemic pathway of paying the parents for a “supposed” child?

      If unregistered at birth, does the death have be disclosed?
      Would that enable voting in the future?
      Collecting the Pension in decades ahead?

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        • Wait till the surviving cuzzie-bro’s figures they apply for that pension too, since no death was recorded.

          Why go through the official channels to have a death declared, when one can keep on collecting the child’s social welfare cheque.
          This is why I am still so surprised they even took ‘bubs’ to a hospital & Doctors.

          Many years ago, on a urupa, localized cemetery, in deep King Country, I noticed a number of child size plot’s and often wondered if the death was registered,
          Did they ever have to produce a child, like going to school?
          Unfortunately I know too much so do not want to expand more on how I saw & know of things in my younger days.
          There were other things that were kept hidden from officialdom in those times.

          On a more light hearted note, I found that many of the maori kids I went to school with, at a later date, changed their names.
          It would seem to be they were farmed out to grand parents, or Uncles & Aunties.
          Usually for good. But over time I have heard of where it is a trade, almost as indentured child labor, like to get the cows milked before & after school, but their cousins were treated much better, & other similar concepts.

          In some ways it seems things have changed for the better, but I know the undercurrents are still there.
          Good on the ones who broke free, but there seems to be another rope via Ardern & crew to tie them up again.

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          • You could have a good rort there couldn’t you!
            Mothers going into get goodies for new borns that aint registered, must be a black market in babies traded out side the winz office. Here you turn to tack the baby, don’t forget to change the blanket to disguise it!
            How many babies can a mother have before someone investigate? Is it when ut reaches school age?
            Well not these days, with many maori kids not going to school! What happens when the kid, or phantom kid goes into get the unemployment benefeit?
            It’s going to be a problem from now till for ever!
            Thanks arden and labor!

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          • Yes Sooty,
            Rorts will go further on that slippery slide, as those bureaucratic exemptions open up in ways where unintended consequences are so difficult to be held to account.

            Like the Biden votes, where some seem to have been resurrected from the dead.
            Even here in NZ that late voting register, then that “Easy Vote Card” which could be collected like weetbix cards, to be easily used to vote early, & vote often in different polling booths.

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  4. Another wet one in the Waikato this morning and going to be the same the whole day through and tomorrow too. Can hardly wait, So much for the non stop sunshine expected to be this summer, waiting waiting waiting.
    Be careful out there today its wet, and you never know who is out to get ya.

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  5. Until a few days ago I would be able to say I have basically read every comment that has been made on YSB, almost. Have hardly bothered lately as feels like a waste of time. By the way have taken to down ticking every NASTY comment made on here about fellow commentators and indeed about politicians, other than ardern.
    I know Bon got very upset over a comment I made that included suicide, cannot remember what it was but was certainly not laughing at it. Have had two extended family members – older male – die that way and very recently a Great Neice had her stomach pumped out. certainly never funny.

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    • Alice, why has not Luxon, Seymour or Peters uttered a word about this takeover by WHO? Come the 2nd December, we as a country and people will be screwed, royally by Tedros and his fellow Communist Controllers.

      I did not vote for it, nor will I submit to it.

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      • TAH ,It’s the cracked record here Revtech,, , THE SUPERCOMPUTER FACILITY IN WHENUAPAI IS BEING BUILT FOR THIS VERY REASON ,REMOVAL OF ANY RIGHTS YOUR FILTHY GOVERNMENT OF ANY COLOR WANTS TO REMOVE FROM YOU..
        An information gathering apparatus with the capacity to store every bit of personal information of 50 million people in a country with 5 million inhabitants,,,WHY ????
        That information is from an acquaintances that is working on IT in the place, be afraid be very afraid as it’s coming for us..

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          • TAH, The little CNUT Hipkins had to reassure the sheeple of it’s purpose when neighbors started asking what the building was emerging 200 meters from their new homes in whenuapai’s future slum developments, people may not remember that when it happened about 18 months ago.
            This is the pig Arderns departing gift to her “team”, total surveillance of every move you make..

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      • In all fairness, SA, Winston Peters did. Many times. In the run-up to the election. It is in the NZFirst Manifesto. And have you not seen any of Kirsten Murfitt’s many posts on the subject? The revelations she put out there from the numerous OIAs she requested and the petition she launched against the dangers of the amendments to the WHO International Health Regulations?

        Unfortunately, too many people let their WDS get the better of them instead of doing their own research. I was on the Winnie Bad Bandwagon until I started doing some digging. Facts over perceptions and propaganda. Look and you will find that Winston Peters poses a massive threat to our enemies. A sworn Nationalist and fierce protector of our sovereignty, he is and has been the only one fighting to save this country. I can only hope Winston Peters knows where enough bodies are buried to be able to persuade Seymour and Luxon to see things his way = our way.

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        • “Look and you will find that Winston Peters poses a massive threat to our enemies. A sworn Nationalist and fierce protector of our sovereignty, he is and has been the only one fighting to save this country. ”

          That is right. He is like he is because he is making it clear he’s not playing their game. It drives them nuts.

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        • I sort of agree with you.
          Though I question will Winston Peters do everything he can to deliver.

          In the mean time the cards have been dealt, so we have to play with that hand & hold their feet to the fire, despite their excuses, compromises, while gaining perks & baubles.

          The part that I wonder is are we able to hold Winston Peters to deliver, well this time round.
          More so, will we work on him, & Seymour on their commonalities.
          No matter how devious they are, to get their Act together, and achieve things like expand the focus of the Covid Inguiry,
          Stop Co Governance via Treaty principles referendum, & ditch 3-5-10 waters.
          Crime, for starters, 3 strikes.
          Education effects in the curriculum to be stopped, and a reset for “charter schools”.

          The games Winston Peters played with Ardern in trading off for a UN agreement. 🙁
          So we will see if Winston Peters delivers another version of signing NZ up to the UN Global Migration Pact which bought in the slippery slope of not allowing much criticism about issues about Migrants & the effects of Migration.

          Also to note, how Winston Peters had no problem with Ardern & Hipkins totally removing the Charter Schools.
          Those schools were one way to being a great independence, as they were taking in a nationalist way to work & develop their pupils.
          Sure some may have deserved to be close, but all of them?

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        • Well Kirsten just copied the policiies from DNZ.

          But I do agree the Winston certainly sticks up for NZ except he was smitten by Condaleza Rice wh it turns out was a CIA freak. Via that connection we now have the USA to thank for our previously unbiased world view and our apparent support of the Ukranine and Hamas and Afghanistan and so on.

          Sometimes you just have to draw the lines between the contacts to see the truth. Same for the signing of the immigrant thing.
          Where was he then? Jacinda’s bitch or Keys monkey?

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      • Me too Curious. We have just returned from a Spain Portugal trip. Not the same now. So expensive! Hate all the security. Why do people bother to travel if the are so afraid and have to wear a mask? If you are concerned. stay at home!
        We were on a cruise and I spend a lot of time people watching. I was thinking it was like watching a movie of the walking dead. So many overweight and sick looking people hobbling along. I swear it’s a lot worse since Covid.

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    • Avoid crossing on the Kaiarahi if you’re going across by sea. It’s the dog of the fleet. Had the misfortune of having caught it twice on my recent trip with the Mrs down south. Normally we quite enjoy sailing across the islander but after we had been bumped off an earlier sailing and then had to go the long way around in and out of the sounds, it made our journey much longer than it should have been.

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  6. Farmers can’t get hold of police when needed and police tell farmers they need more security.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2023/11/farmers-label-illegal-street-racers-their-biggest-concern-in-major-crime-survey.html
    Illegal street racers have emerged as a surprising new threat for farmers in a major new crime survey, and an unprecedented number are losing faith in police citing a lack of resources to act.

    The Federated Farmers Rural Crime Survey canvassed over a thousand farmers, and for the first time it asked about illegal street racing.

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    • I see Nelson Tasman West Coast is the worst. Not sure why that is.

      Tons of gangs around here now since the rise of Ardernism. Homeless Maori begging on the streets. A pervasive atmosphere of defeat. All this happened while I was stuck in Wellington.

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  7. More bad news for some

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/11/18/northlanders-to-shell-out-90-million-in-november-rates-deadline/
    Northlanders are finding it harder to pay their council rates – as the deadline looms for the year’s second rates instalment.

    On Monday, ratepayers are due to pay a total of $92.8 million (GST inclusive) to fulfil their second quarter rates.

    The amount covers 100,000 properties across Northland.

    Far North ratepayers are due $45.59 million, Whangārei ratepayers $32.6 million and Kaipara ratepayers $12.5 million in district council rates.

    They are also due to pay their share of $12.5 million in Northland Regional Council rates due on properties across Te Tai Tokerau. All these figures are GST inclusive.

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  8. I’m no Hooten fan but I think he makes a few interesting points in this NZH piece –behind a paywall so I’ve had to copy the lot from another blog. Hooten clearly does not like Luxon.

    h2ps://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/ma2hew-hooton-whatever-happened-to-thosechristopher-luxon-negoBaBng-skills/
    By Mathew Hooton
    “You can’t say you weren’t warned. Whatever relationship-building and
    merger-and-acquisition skills Christopher Luxon displayed in business,
    they haven’t translated to political leadership.
    By 11pm on election night, it was clear to anyone who could do year 10
    algebra or operate an Excel spreadsheet that Luxon needed both Act and
    NZ First.
    Hours later, proudly wearing his All Blacks jersey, the incoming Prime
    Minister seemed to agree, declaring that “I’m a person who likes to bring
    teams together and make sure that I get the best out of that team and use
    all the skills that are in that team.
    “I’ve done a lot of mergers and acquisitions,” he boasted. “I’ve done a lot
    of negotiations.”
    Back in Wellington, Luxon criticised the way Jim Bolger, Helen Clark, John
    Key, Bill English and Jacinda Ardern had conducted coalition talks,
    insisting he had a better way.
    “I’m going to use the next three weeks until the special votes are fully
    counted,” he proclaimed, “to actually progress the relationships and the
    arrangements with each individual party.”
    Alas, he failed.
    Act, NZ First and National insiders say Luxon is a talker rather than a
    listener. He never asked how Act or NZ First thought negotiations should
    proceed, or what they wanted from them.
    The smaller parties’ priorities differ from National’s and from each other’s,
    and they have very different styles.
    Act prepared detailed policy papers for National, hoping to prompt indepth discussions. National teased them for being so diligent with their
    homework and didn’t respond.
    In contrast, Peters held his cards tight, waiting for Luxon to ask for his
    view of the world and priorities. Luxon never did.
    While Act was perplexed with Luxon’s trite public statements that
    everything was terrific and progressing fantastically well, NZ First was
    amused by him setting himself up for a fall.
    With no relationships built or policy agreed over the three weeks before
    special votes were counted, things went downhill after the final result two
    weeks ago.
    Wanting to meet Chinese and US presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden at
    Apec yesterday and today, Luxon presented a proposed deal to David
    Seymour and Winston Peters on Friday.
    It was written from National’s perspective, with a few concessions to what
    National thought Act and NZ First might want.
    Act felt its time preparing detailed policy had been wasted. NZ First was
    offended that National presumed to know its priorities without asking.
    Neither felt respected or heard.
    When Seymour and Peters swapped stories last Friday, Luxon finally
    succeeded in building one relationship: between the curmudgeonly 78-
    year-old nationalist conservative and the chirpy 40-year-old cosmopolitan
    classical liberal.
    Seymour continued playing nice, but Peters decided it was time for Luxon
    to learn an important lesson.
    The rest is history. After Peters went Awol on Tuesday, Luxon humiliatingly
    flew back to Auckland to meet him on his terms on Wednesday.
    After a perfunctory photograph of the three leaders was issued with all the
    transparency of the North Korean Ministry for Information, Seymour left
    the room and Peters made clear that it was now time for Luxon to listen to
    what NZ First expected from the talks.
    If Luxon has now learned his lesson, a deal may be closer than thought.
    Luxon hubristically rejected advice from almost everyone to rule out
    working with Peters. He thought his people skills could tame the old
    warrior.
    But Luxon’s even bigger misjudgment was not understanding that he is
    the only one who has to close the deal.
    It’s not clear what mergers and acquisitions Luxon was involved in for
    Unilever in Canada or when running its soap, deodorant and toothpaste
    Unilever in Canada or when running its soap, deodorant and toothpaste
    category in the United States.
    He was responsible for Air New Zealand’s alliance with Virgin Australia,
    but failed to build a strong working relationship with Virgin’s chief
    executive John Borghetti and its board. After reportedly failing to win
    board support to sack Borghetti, Luxon quit Virgin and sold Air New
    Zealand’s 25.9 per cent shareholding, although luckily the loss to Air NZ
    shareholders, including taxpayers, was probably under $100 million.
    In commercial negotiations, it’s the bigger player, like Air New Zealand,
    that can walk away, while the smaller players usually feel pressure to
    close.
    In coalition negotiations, it’s the other way around.
    Luxon has been elected leader of the country. It is he who must close a
    deal before Christmas or there will be new elections. Seymour and Peters
    can quite happily walk away, leaving Luxon to form a minority Government
    that would need to win their agreement issue-by-issue.
    If anything, Seymour and Peters would be more powerful if not limited by a
    coalition agreement and the decaying but still burdensome rules of
    Cabinet confidentiality and collective responsibility.
    Seymour and Peters understood this all along. Luxon needs them if his
    Government is not to be a complete circus, with the clown show of the
    past five weeks being repeated whenever it wants to do anything
    contentious. Seymour and Peters don’t need him at all.
    If new elections are required early next year, Seymour would campaign
    saying he refused to compromise on Treaty issues. Peters would claim he
    wouldn’t let National invite Chinese investors to buy up our houses. Both
    could bet on increasing their vote.
    Luxon’s failure to take up the mantle of national leadership after Chris
    Hipkins handed him the stage on election night means he has failed to
    project the sense of inevitability and momentum that would have
    generated him greater political capital and thus more negotiating power
    over Seymour and Peters.
    He could have given brief daily updates on how things were going that
    demonstrated to Seymour and Peters that he had the platform to throw
    them under a bus if necessary.
    Instead, he has spent five weeks reciting his vacuous and facile slogans
    that everything is just swell.
    It has made him sound less like the leader of the country at a confusing
    time and more like a cheap salesman promising that this great new
    toothpaste really will make those pearlers shine fantastically white.
    His approach even breaches McKinsey and Co’s first rule of managing
    mergers and acquisitions, which is to overcommunicate. Shareholders,
    customers and employees will accept being told that, while yesterday went
    well, today went badly and things will take more time. Silence is lethal.
    well, today went badly and things will take more time. Silence is lethal.
    Worst of all is brain-dead and meaningless spin.

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  9. Thanks for posting that Ross.

    Luxon hoped he could rule without NZF. Winston was not prepared to go into negotiations until specials were counted. “Needing NZF” puts things on a different footing to “Nice to have NZF”. Winston needed to see where the votes panned out, as that affects the bargaining chips. That should not however have stopped Luxon approaching Winston to get a list of demands, and for that matter Seymour.

    If Luxon truly appreciated MMP, and was listening to the public, he would have called up Winston the day after the election, and asked him onboard. He should have been open to why people voted for NZF and voted for ACT.

    That is what a statesman would do. In my opinion, Luxon is not a statesman. It is clear Luxon wanted to make this the National Party only Dog and Pony show. Unless he eats humble pie, and accepts the things both ACT and NZF want, we could find Labour in a caretaker position until next year and woe betide if they ramp up this latest “Covid” genie in a bottle wave, and lock us down.

    Luxon does not understand that elections are about what the voters want. It is not “My Way or the Runway”.

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    • I have said before that Luxon may have been a good corporate manager but he is not a real leader. I’m starting to think he wasn’t really a good corporate manager.

      In my career I came across a few people who had been or were CEOs or senior managers in very large international corporates. I cannot recall any who I thought were any good —very good talkers, very good at holding meetings and good at the company politics but rarely any good at doing things. They usually had very good people on the second or third tiers who did the real work.

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      • Is their real skill in manipulating people and situations to their advantage?

        I think we see this in the leaders of political parties too. They are the ones who played internal (within the party) politics to their advantage. You will generally find far smarter and well considered people further back in the ranks of the party. People you seldom hear about.

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      • Agree and good successful companies have good and clear Mission statements that include their customers and their people and how they will be treated.
        Don’t see much of that around these days, just time serving willy wankers that are in touch with their management systems and blather to their shareholders but not their people or customers.
        The accountants were like that and accounting systems have basically reduced them to tax agents for most companies and the same is about to blow the legals way.
        AI is about to change people’s communications in a big way and those managers will be even more isolated.
        Same for the various local bodies. Wayne Brown is a light in the darkness.
        My son listened to him with Leighton the other day and commented to me that he had some good ideas to sort out some of these lagards.
        One being charging for road space that gets conned off. His argument being people respond to money demands. Which is true.
        Same when builders etc park all up and down a street at the frustration of the residents. They need to compensate the residents or taxpayers. Same when accommodation buildings are built without provision for car parks.
        Been happening around here and today has started 3 doors along. We didn’t need them here but Labour have fucked the place for us. and I do exactly what they want. I live within a couple of minutes of my work although I can’t use their bus that is fucking up the roads.

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    • Luxon is a typical sales agent who believes his own bullshit. The ego is essential supported by a smile and, if lucky enough to have it, the personality or charm to close the sale. Unfortunately for Luxon, like many he has average intelligence and no curiosity to investigate ways to improve. NN is one of those mediocre salesmen full of piss and wind and their own hubris.

      Has he yet realised business is one thing but politics is a new slimy quagmire?

      Hubby is a sales/marketing/business owner (and employer of sales staff) who had the talent to successfully sell lots of ‘snow to Eskimos’

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  10. THE BIRD OF THE CENTURY (And no, it’s NOT Winnie)

    This from Luxflakes’ FB page:

    ‘The Pūteketeke bird has just been crowned Bird of the Century – a huge result. Congratulations to campaign manager John Oliver and all those who gave their support to the Pūteketeke.
    Forest and Bird have again done a great job raising awareness for New Zealand’s native wildlife during this campaign – thank you for defending nature and giving a voice to conservation in the great way you do’

    The 358 responses were not exactly favourable; For brevity I’ve only posted a few (With names removed) below, but I think you get the idea:.

    ‘We really need to focus on things that matter such as 1) all citizens of New Zealand having the same political rights and duties.2) all political authority coming from the people by democratic means, and 3) that New Zealand is a multi-ethnic liberal democracy where discrimination based on ethnicity is illegal.

    I support the INITIATIVE, 100%….

    Totally agree 100%

    What is needed is a referendum on the Treaty’s meaning

    Mr Luxon I believe we are a multicultural, democratic country of 5m people with EQUAL political rights NOT based on ethnicity or any other privilege – please allow the Referendum on the Treaty to proceed – please carefully check that the question clearly includes the principles outlined above. Thanks

    How wonderful that you support nature – now I ask you to support a referendum on the Treaty, as proposed by Act. Like thousands of other New Zealanders I want to live in a country where all citizens are equal before the law – not the divided by race country we are fast becoming. I respectfully request that you honor your duty as Prime Minister to allow the people the right for their voice to be heard on such an important and far reaching matter.

    Did you post this while waiting for Winston to reply to your text from last week?

    Have uou spotted the greater striped suit Winnie ? Very rare appears only when the pickings are enjoyable.

    Please support a referendum on the Treaty of Waitangi. It is incorrectly interpreted by many and the Labour government used misinterpretations to turn race relations in this country into a terrible mess.It is time to clear this issue up once and for all!!

    Totally agree. You were voted in to get rid of Labours woke plans and ideas. You now need to put NZ right by agreeing all citizens are equal and race has no place in deciding Law. NZ stands for One Country One Vote Regardless of Race. National instigated this in the 1980,s but never carried thru with making it Law. Regardless of what your personal views might be NZ voted you in to honour what National started- Remove All Reference to Race, and that includes equality in Law.

    I totally agree we should be a country where all people are considered equal and Discrimination based on ethnicity should not exist.

    Absolutely. I’ve voted National my entire life believing that they have N.Z.’s best interest at heart, but if this is your stance then I will be changing my vote next time. We are all tired of being too scared to speak out when we see our country ripped apart by greed, corruption and racism. We won’t be silenced any more. We are all New Zealanders and we are all equal.

    i completely agree Until the issues detailed in David’s post are addressed New Zealand is going to continue suffering along ethnic lines.

    Do you know, crowning a bird as the most important bird in a century in New Zealand sure, it’s a thing, but we have children being murdered in this country at the hands of their parents still. You haven’t formed a government yet, like I’m not excited about the bird really… honestly it’s a distraction. Can you crack on and form a government and sort some stuff out, there’s people out there literally dying for want of better health care… Hawke’s Bay is in serious trouble… this kind of smacks of Fiddling whilst Rome burns. 
    Please… move on from the bird.
    Teen vaping?
    Inappropriate sexual content served to our kids in school?
    Crime?
    Food poverty?
    Domestic violence?
    Unworkable farm regulations?
    A WORKING GOVERNMENT?
    Please.

    Maybe enlist John Oliver to help with the coalition talks
    🤣🤣🤣

    We need a referendum otherwise there is no difference between National & Labour’.

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  11. Canada.

    The crown dropped charges against restaurant owner Jesse Johnson who refused to shut down his business to the unvaccinated during COVID

    “18 charges, years of taking this man who lost everything through the ringer — the process is the punishment; that’s the new game”

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-crown-dropped-charges-against-restaurant-owner-jesse-johnson-who-refused-to-shut-down-his-business-to-the-unvaccinated-during-covid

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  12. Public Challenge from Steve Kirsch on Covid vaxx death tallies
    The opportunity to sort some of the Covid factors out in New Zealand.
    Will any one from the government or NZ’s public health system answer what is posed in this open letter.?

    17th November 2023 ……. I believe you have made a very serious mistake that is costing lives.
    Why not publish the anonymized record-level data just to be sure? ……

    …… Once the data is made publicly available, my team of statisticians and data scientists will analyze it for you at absolutely no charge.
    I will personally pay all the expenses.
    We’ll even have our analysis published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and we’ll page the page charges. …..

    ……. If you’re right and only 4 people have died as a result of the COVID vaccine, I will pay for all your expenses, cease all my “misinformation superspreader” activities, and urge my colleagues to do the same.
    This will help reduce the amount of “misinformation” and save lives. …..

    https://kirschsubstack.com/p/an-open-letter-to-the-new-zealand

    Surely if NZ Health Ministry is sure of themselves, this is the time to finish Steve Kirsch for good which would also wash away any other dissidents like Hatchard.

    This is where Kate Hannah of Disinformation should be in full action, to help & demand that this will takes place, so no more covidial misinformation can continue,
    How about it Kate, Do your supposed job and a massive opportunity that should not be missed.
    If not why not Kate?

    …… The answer to this question can only be decided if the vaccination status of people dying is known.
    Unfortunately this information is being withheld from public scrutiny.

    The question of causality can only be resolved if statistics of age, vaccination status, and cause of death are released for independent analysis. ….

    https://hatchardreport.com/an-open-letter-to-the-mps-of-the-new-parliament/

    I wonder what response the Ministry of NZ Health give if anything?
    Something ridiculous? Will others like the misinforming Kate Hannah show up to refute that letter?
    Will any of NZ’s media put up that open letter challenge?
    Will any of fresh elected politicians run with this?

    Or a nil response as they want to remain silent about the deaths & injuries around, that they have become aware of much earlier & with dereliction of duty, have proven to be complicit with the pain & agony.
    As it has become more than negligence, as the silence grows it to be a malignant malfeasance.
    Just as postured that the Covid Inquiry is to be a quiet Inquiry, so only certain people are invited to put forward their views.

    Another site that tracks excess deaths in Australia, New Zealand & Philippines.
    https://www.excessdeathstats.com/nz/
    It gives some perspectives over the years about what can be usual spike up-rises, but take the moment to see the graph.
    I know statistics & more statistics can just seem to mean more lies. So somehow we have to gain some context & perspective.
    BUT something is at this stage is certainly smouldering.

    It may be fewer deaths in number as Steve Kirsch claims, but a sight more than the 4 -5 the Ministry says there was, in excess deaths, but then can that open the door to the ones having vaxx injuries, and or unusual suffering from uncommon afflictions.
    Can NZ St. Johns show a pattern of call out for the 5 years?

    ….. 1 in 90 C-19 Vaccine Hospitalisation rate in NZ …..

    …. Official information act request reveals excessive adverse events that continue long after 3 weeks.
    https://madmackiwi.substack.com/p/1-in-90-c-19-vaccine-hospitalisation

    In noting the increased number of kidney problems, I would wonder as even my Doctor told me he would give me Remdesivir if he thought I was not doing any good with Covid.
    An interesting aside, how many times & types of patients in New Zealand were prescribe Remdesivir.
    How many survived? How many later had kidney problems?
    Would this even be looked at in this Royal Commission of Covid inquiry?

    This challenge in the letter as Ministry of Health will know, is just the beginning of seeing that maybe the excess deaths are rather high.
    The real point will be come, when did they know about these problems, and why did they change over to be accomplice’s, by not immediately stopping the vaxx program. So they will then be called to account.
    Then there is the collusion, dare we say who? to stop Ivermectin & HCQ in its entirety, so that an EUA could allow a phase 3 experimental trial to continue.

    The real problem will the answer from our government :— Crickets, as they will expect us to eat those bugs right up..

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      • SA I was stunned at that time, as I knew Remdesivir was a kidney wrecking drowning device.
        My trust on that note, of the medical system is permanently gone.

        Simultaneously he was pushing for me to take the Covid vaxx, & I was getting extremely worried that he was about to become successful in hypnotizing me, to go out, turn right, sit in the first chair & have the nurse jabb you,

        It is what it is, a Medical Centre for about about a 1/2 dozen GP’s so it is a roll of the dice & just take who is available.
        It can be interesting to compare & contrast, but it was what I thought the best & thorough Doctor of the bunch that horrified me. Also put me on full alert, when he said the shingles vaxx was a dead vax, but it is NOT.

        Some are more aware, & others in full compliance with Public Health. Just be wary of the lot of them.

        Good news a new young Dr, pushed the flu vaxx, but a No from me. Surprisingly he did not mention the Covid vax.
        If we meet again, I will test him out on the flue vax, to see if he is aware of the difference of flue vaxx for under 65’s compared to over 65’s.
        To dare him to take my flue vax, should I tell him the difference? & then I would shoot up on his flue vax.

        Earlier, twice I have weaved through the medical system, which could have left me for dead, but managed to miss kicking the bucket.

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  13. The key problem here, as I see it, is that the media have abandoned their traditional role of trying to reflect society as it is. Instead they have positioned themselves as advocates for the sort of society they think we should be. This almost inevitably requires the exclusion of opinions that stand in the way of that vision.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/karl-du-fresne-my-experience-of-censorship-and-what-it-tells-us-about-the-new-culture-of-journalism?postId=5a38e891-b115-4d73-bd69-2511338b2ce1&utm_campaign=093c29f7-2723-4d9a-a89f-ac323a081809&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=d134af9d-1311-4bb4-a093-cb303a278bef&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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  14. Do you reckon Winston read Hooten this morning? ”Look guys, I’d like to tell you more but I can’t.”

    Coalition talks: Winston Peters met with Christopher Luxon this afternoon; Treaty use, deal structure still uncertain as discussions stretch into weekend
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/coalition-talks-winston-peters-to-meet-with-christopher-luxon-this-afternoon-treaty-use-deal-structure-still-uncertain-as-discussions-stretch-into-weekend/IE5YE5GPXVANLABU2KULPPFJHY/

    Meanwhile, Peters believes Parliament can theoretically resume “much more quickly” than the last week of November as he continues negotiations with National.

    Peters spoke with an almost apologetic tone as he struggled to provide any new answers to waiting reporters ahead of his second in-person meeting with National’s negotiating team at the Cordis today. He then left the hotel after less than 30 minutes, a much quicker meeting than his previous ones which have all taken more than two hours.

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  15. Queen Street’s ‘golden mile’ deserted as retail vacancies soar
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/11/18/queen-streets-golden-mile-deserted-as-retail-vacancies-soar/

    Some shopping arcades in Auckland CBD are looking like deserted wastelands with vacant shop after vacant shop.

    Retail was booming in Commercial Bay by the waterfront, with high foot traffic and premium shops. But further up Queen Street, some areas were deserted, with “for lease” signs becoming part of the street’s decor.

    The famous Strand Arcade was almost completely empty, with only a couple of hairdressers and a beauty salon.

    Shops that did have stock were now open by appointment.

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    • Country boy who hasn’t been on Queen st for 40 odd years except one day we walked from Sky City to the waterfront to catch a cruise to Bay of Island and train back!
      Why would you go to Queen st, when the malls have so much?
      Parking, shopping, food. All in one place!

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  16. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2023/11/victim-critically-injured-in-northland-dog-attack-was-toddler.html
    A tattered beware of dog sign on a warped chain link fence

    Police say the person critically injured in a dog attack in Northland yesterday was a two-year-old child who was attacked by a family pet.

    The toddler remains in hospital and police say they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

    Police said the dog belonged to the family and lived at the house on Tara Road in Mangawhai.

    It has since been seized by Animal Control and destroyed.

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    • Seems they can destroy a dog at whim but we have even worse feral human beings that actually kill babies and the get pussy fingered by the agencies and the justice system They deserve to be put down just like the dog.

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  17. Japan’s Eneos Group paid $3.975 million in an auction Wednesday to secure the crossing; bidding documents show.

    That comes on top of the regular transit fees companies pay, which can be hundreds of thousands of dollars more. “You are getting close to $4.5 million to use the canal, so that is pricing out a lot of ships,” Oystein Kalleklev, chief executive officer of Flex LNG Ltd. and Avance Gas Holding Ltd., said during a conference call Wednesday when asked about the state of the canal.

    Panama Canal Drought Risks Driving Away Large Oil Tankers.
    The Panama Canal Authority confirmed a new record was set in the Nov. 8 auction but didn’t name the auction winner. The vessel will carry liquefied petroleum gas northbound on Nov. 15, the canal’s managing authority said. Eneos didn’t respond to a request for comment outside of normal business hours.

    A queue of ships waiting to use the canal has been growing in recent months amid a deep drought. To manage the situation, the canal’s authority has announced increasingly drastic restrictions for the depleted thoroughfare. It also lets companies bid on the chance to speed things up. Last month, the Panama Canal Authority held 140 auctions, it said. Three of those came in above $1 million.

    Source: Bloomberg L.P./ Ruth Liao and Anna Shiryaevskaya
    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=725591169600529&set=a.465028335656815

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  18. This 1 other aspect that has gone viral, & plus what is the viral reaction & what seems to be support of “A letter to America” by Bin Laden.

    Over the past 24 hours, thousands of TikToks (at least) have been posted where people share how they just read Bin Laden’s infamous “Letter to America,” in which he explained why he attacked the United States.

    The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
    Many of them say that reading the letter has opened their eyes, and they’ll never see geopolitical matters the same way again.

    Many of them — and I have watched a lot — say it has made them reevaluate their perspective on how what is often labeled as terrorism can be a legitimate form of resistance to a hostile power.

    This is not limited to TikTok; similar videos have been posted on other social media platforms.

    The Guardian had a copy of “Letter to America” posted, but once these TikToks went viral, the Guardian took it down, which has only led to more interest in the letter and conspiracies from TikTokers who say this is part of the media and the powers that control it trying to silence the truth.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1724942399431217457
    4 mins 49 secs : 16th Nov 2023

    Is this a battle of the elite “social influencers” to bring about another version like the covidial change?
    So that truth as in any war is dislocated, savaged & abused.

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