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  1. No rest for the wicked, Morning every one! Fine & Cloudy.

    What is in the power of words, and see who is being “based” “baked” & “wasted”

    …. “To make a long story short,” Ono Lennon argued, quote-tweeting Ackman’s post, “The people who claim to be fighting ‘institutional racism’ are doing so by creating institutional racism … and you can also supplant the word ‘racism’ with ‘oppression.’ It’s both.”

    “Dumb Evil Idiots”
    “Exploiting Seems Good”

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  2. S1, lots of “Institutional Racism” is claimed in this country, but I am yet to hear of have any example of such claimed Racism, provided.

    I see this “Institutional Racism” claim often on the TV or in the MSM or the Internet, but never any evidence of such claim is provided by the one who is whinging about it, just this wild claim.

    I am, strangely enough, starting to think it is a load of Bollocks.

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  3. Anyone else noticed the quiet removal of those cursed screens that separated us from checkout operators .?
    Haven’t been in to a bank lately to check but it has taken a long time to get rid of these visible reminders of the ‘control’ that was around us.
    Still many wearing masks. I feel like confronting them but feel it would be a lost cause.

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      • If you get a chance look at the eyes of a mask wearer.

        They show no vibrancy & any spirit has long departed. They reflect the soul of someone so afraid of dying that they’ve forgotten how to live.

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      • Ross, we live in a very rural town, it is 100kms to the next closest township, so reasonably isolated, but we have Canadians from Nova Scotia as neighbours who when they do the lawn or put out their rubbish bins for collection, wear masks, just about full PPE Gear, safety boots, disposable gloves, the works. Now the sections here are at least quarter acre, often larger, so no close living or close contact with neighbours. Going to the Supermarket for these two is a sight to behold and the preparation needed to get ready for that sojourn, must be like going into a Nuclear Reactor environment.

        I suppose the fact they are School Teachers (or that they come from Nova Scotia) may be a better explanation as to this bizarre behavior.

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      • Treat them as if they have the plague – as you walk toward them, veer into the road, or back against a wall as if they are the infected.
        If you happen to have a vial of holy water on you, a sprinkling is also a good idea, else muttering any prayer (your choice) so they hear.
        Eventually, (maybe), they will come to see which of you is the weird one.

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    • I don’t confront them because, as you say they’re a lost cause. But I do something probably more effective; I pull an ugly face like I’ve just smelled a turd or something and I hold up my hand against them and turn my head away.

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    • Some are gone, most remain. Saw one today in Ohakune New World. Plastic was 1/2 inch thick, probably bullet proof. Checkouts were “manned” by two pink haired boys of dubious mental stability. Father deprived. Was glad for the screen. Supermarkets are tavistock propaganda centres. They may as well inject male staff with LSD soma. Had to hold myself back from recommending they get a job in forestry before they cut off their own testicles.

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  4. German farmers rousing issues in Germany.
    “Start your Tractors! There is rumble to be had”

    Why am I not surprised that I can’t find a single article on the @BBCNews website covering this utterly immense and hugely significant farmers protest in Germany.
    They clearly don’t want us to see this.
    https://twitter.com/addicted2newz/status/1743725395898192036

    Found more on this, & seems to have been in play over the past month.

    …. -– and is sticking to a week of action planned starting on Monday.
    …. German farmers have organized another rally of staggering proportions in Berlin, with thousands of disgruntled people on tractors on a main road in the German capital. ….
    ….and the idea of a tax on agricultural vehicles, they will partake in nationwide protests on Jan. 8. ….

    https://rmx.news/economy/german-farmers-blockade-green-ministers-ferry-as-he-returns-from-vacation-nationwide-farmer-protests-loom-on-jan-8/

    This is really going at it over the past month on streets & roads & is only an entree of some ‘cruisy driving’ of ‘spray & walk away’, for what they have planned for Jan 8th 2024 🙂

    Meanwhile in Germany….
    https://youtu.be/36NhyRex1vU
    1 minute : Jan 4th 2024 :

    It is one area of I have difficulty in on this.

    A comment:— “In Germany 69% of EU subsidies go to the largest 20% farming corporations.
    These are billionaires paying minimum wage and making people protest the government on these small fries instead of farmers actually uniting about a proper share of the subsidies”.

    Now you can see why Bill Gates & other corporates are buying into farmland.

    However I also see how the government sets out to over regulate, fined, fees, levies, penalties, etc., and buys off at the time with those cursed subsidies & tariffs, then lessen the subsidies while not relinquishing one profitable controlling regulation.
    Really buggering the concept of the family farm, & to put it all over to corporate farms, where corporates & governments become very cosy.

    “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
    but this shows the true source although that “intent” seems to be even more clear.
    https://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2013/02/07/fake-quote-files-mussolini-on-fascism-and-corporatism/

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      • Thanks Alice:—
        Christine Anderson brings it up well.
        … The street and politics must work hand in hand.
        This approach already led to success during the corona coercive measures crisis ….

        Nor did the Dutch police mess around in July 2022 with the intent to apply deadly force.

        … Dutch police fired shots at tractor-riding farmers who were protesting against plans to cut nitrogen emissions on Tuesday evening in northern Netherlands. …
        https://www.politico.eu/article/police-fire-dutch-farmer-protest-nitrogen-emission-cut/

        Though as in above Utube clip, “Meanwhile in Germany” interesting to see those 4wd tractors can be like a “bull in a china shop” for what they can clamber over, then others marking & leaving calling cards,
        All good Carbon for an energized garden. 🙂

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      • Sheep & beef units are probably safe for now but it is dairy that concerns me. Gone are the 150 cow family farms. Nowadays four or five farms each run by a herd manager are the norm & the acquisition of these properties has been financed by eye watering levels of debt.

        Okay so long as demand for milk solids is high but if there’s a real downturn & the banks go feral the only buyers for these huge units will be overseas corporates.

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        • Be easy enough to flip. A simple legislative move. NZ has good form busting up the large sheep holdings in 19th century. Make foreign ownership illegal, wait for banks to spew them up, at a small run, Nz family price.

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            • Well you might be interested to know that I have objected to the take over of PBT couriers by NZ post.
              Not the trucking side which will be sold eventually to someone else.
              I have written to the commerce commission objecting on parcel size grounds and some other issues.
              Interestingly they are about to have a conversation with me this week. I suspect they are feeling rather uncomfortable with these companies coming in and then selling up the bits.
              No idea if it will make a difference but it is worth a try. One knockback would be a good start.
              I did a similar thing many years ago when clear communications came to Tauranga and gave me a darn hard time. Hd a visit from domw ot their staff and that sorted things.
              So if we don’t object they don’t know. always worth doing so if you have a reson.

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              • Noice. Just visited Hobbiton. It’s a fantasy, but very alluring. Weta workshop have decked out two large underground lifestyle homes in the hills of a farm in rural NZ. The Underground bits opened about a month now. Amazing.

                But. Every household had a real trade. A connection to the land. Beekeepers, bakers, basket weaves, fishmongers, builders, blacksmiths, brewers, orchardists, gardeners, wagon maker (pbt), tobacconists, etc, etc. This style of living has massive appeal, and has that myth appeal- more true than modern reality, yet fantasy all the same.

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  5. And a very good morning to you all, wherever you might be.

    To start the ‘Little Grey Cells’ whirring (And until the Caffeine kicks in), this article (Courtesy of The Daily Examiner NZ) might be of interest.

    ‘Ashley Church: Pro-Hamas Slogans A ‘cynical manipulation of the western mindset’

    https://www.thedailyexaminer.co.nz/ashley-church-pro-hamas-slogans-a-cynical-manipulation-of-the-western-mindset/?fbclid=IwAR1xtWIDDO8M7-Kp8spXLg8ssaNg7bGIcmTcU_CukFc0BcqWNBFfAaNxBDs

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  6. Ewe beauty! New eight-hour shearing world record set in Wairarapa
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/01/08/ewe-beauty-new-eight-hour-shearing-world-record-set-in-wairarapa/

    Since 7am Sunday, full-time shearer Amy Silcock has been in a hot woolshed in northern Wairarapa, shearing hundreds of sheep with breaks every two hours.

    The 37-year-old was attempting to beat 370 ewes in eight hours, previously set by UK farmer Marie Prebble in 2022.

    Over 1.3 tonnes of wool was estimated to have been shorn by Silcock during the time limit. For this record the sheep must weigh an average of 64 to 65kg each with an average of at least 3kg of wool.

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  7. Three men are applying for a position as a police detective. They are all being interviewed on the same day.
    The chief calls in the first applicant and says “Before we hire you, you have to pass a little test. I’m going to show you a photograph of a suspect; you tell me something about them based on their photo.”
    So the chief hands the first applicant a photo. The applicant studies it for a moment, then says “Easy, the suspect only has one eye!”
    The chief, puzzled, looks at the photo, then says “Are you crazy?! This is a profile picture! Of course you can only see one of his eyes! Get out of here!”
    So the chief calls in the second applicant and gives him the same photo. The applicant says “The suspect only has one ear!”
    The chief blows up “Has nobody ever heard of a profile picture! Get out of here!”
    He calls in the third applicant and says “Now, before you say anything, I want you to think very carefully… what can you tell me about this suspect?”
    The third applicant studies the photo intensely for a few moments, then says “This man wears contact lenses.”
    The chief is taken aback. He excuses himself and goes to look at the suspect’s file, where he is pleasantly surprised to discover that the suspect does wear contact lenses. He returns to the interview room and says “You’re right…but how could you tell from this photo that the suspect wears contact lenses?”
    The applicant replies: “Well, he can’t wear regular glasses since he only has one eye and one ear!”

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    • In general I agree, BUT, I also believe in absolute freedom of speech. That means allowing people like Kea to have their say, even if its unpalatable, obnoxious and incoherent. From his ramblings we can get an idea of what the person is like. This information may be useful. Imagine you are in a bar in Westport and you bump into a fellow, and he says,” Hi I am Kea…. “. I know what subjects I’d avoid discussing…..

      On the other hand, we are here at the pleasure of the editor, who gives us a forum to discuss freely and without much constrain that which would be instantly removed from other blogs. That requires a certain modicum of behaviour. Kea’s problem in my opinion, is not what he argued, buit the constant debasing into personal attacks. Now most of us are guilty of calling someone a twat or an idiot based on their opinion, but we should be striving to debate intelligently without doing what the Left are so good at. Ad hominin attacks and name calling.

      Anyway, there is now space in this arena to debate Hunty’s exes and Nasska’s religious reawakening with renewed gusto….

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            • Ed, did you permanently ban the bird or just a few weeks holiday?

              personally i think permanent ban is shithouse esp when its only over hurty feelz, thats some snowflake lefty shit tbh and cindy will be proud youve taken the first steps towards censorship and shutting down those you dont agree with.

              sticks n stones etc.

              youre the boss man tho and your blog so your call at the end of the day, other ways to deal with it without permanent bans… a few of us do need the ocassional clip round the ears to pull us back into line evey now and then.

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              • I often agreed with what he had to say.
                He had his warnings over the years, the last being weeks ago with mikey. This time it was just too much when others say they are leaving because of his shit comments. Gone for good.

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                • Ed, I hope I can live up to this, but if you dish out the shit, you should be abled to take it and argue your point, but if you dish up offensive shit, it should be good bye. You did the right thing. Hard argument is worthwhile, offensive argument, move right along. I support you.

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                  • but saying offensive shit about maori is algood ay hooli?… its algood when you or others do it and you agree.

                    if you want tame n lame then stuffs comment section or numerous other lefty blogs will cater to hurty feelz and name calling.

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                    • SB, I hope you can prove your argument.

                      I will only say offensive shit if I can back it up with evidence I post or shit I have actual experience in and on, like my post on today with Maori claiming ownership of the River beds and Air Space above it. I could post links but this will break confidentialities from within both the Ruapehu District Council and Horizons which would not be right to do. I know this intimately as I wrote the Proposal and Resolutions for the original funding package between the RDC and Horizons in conjunction with the Regional Councilor of the time. I believe in robust debate, your style may be different to mine, but so be it.

                      If you don’t like my style easily fixed.

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                    • i really dont give a fark hooli just making the point that abuse is tolerated as long as it abides by group think rules.
                      you may not have today but im sure if i could be arsed looking i would find examples but as i said i really dont give a fark just pointing out hypocracy… i would entirely agree with the points made and any said abuse tho.

                      love your style btw, hooli rants are a good read and usually come with receipts to back it up 🙂
                      just didnt pick you to be a hurty feelz kinda guy tho, EK as well. thought old coots had thick skin?

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  8. “Kaumatua from far north iwi Te Aupōri have placed a rāhui on Ninety Mile beach in the far north after a body washed ashore on Sunday.”

    Excellent, so if you’re enjoying a family camping holiday you’ll need to pack up and go some place else.
    Enough of this shit. There seems to be a new rahui every week.

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    • The elite tribal member needs to be doing something other than writing out chits
      for anybody to go out and plunder the sea.
      Do tribal elite work on the koha system. You catch’um, some for me some for you?

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    • If you encountered some tribalist wanting to stop you from enjoying the beach, would you be within your legal rights to tell him that this is a public place and that he should pull his head in and fuck off?

      Serious question. Does anyone here know what the law says?

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      • EK, all the rivers and streams around where I live that flow into the “Legal Person” known as the Wanganui River, like the Pungapunga River, these Stream and River beds have been claimed by the Natives as exclusively theirs.

        This makes a mockery of the “Queens Chain” which seems no longer to exist.

        There is a bit of a shit fight here with Horizons Regional Council, the Ruapehu District Council and the local Go Kart Club on one side, who wish to build a bridge over the Pungapunga River to access the Go Kart Club facilities and a Council Reserve and the selfish Natives on the other. The Natives are stirring up the shit saying they own the River Bed and the Air Space above it and as such both the Regional and District Councils are standing back saying they are not going to build this bridge, for which funding has been approved, because they do not wish to upset the self centered, inward thinking, Natives. So the Go Kart Club are missing out because they are not able to access their established facilities, the locals are missing out on using the Reserve and , the economy is missing out and we have gone back to 1839.

        And public access, public facilities and public rights can get fucked as no one in any authority cares.

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          • That won’t happen WG. Seymour is
            a sell-out and Peters has form when
            it comes to ‘promising’ things, and failing
            to deliver.
            I’m still waiting for the charlatan to be
            ‘the first in to Pike River mine’.

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            • OK downtickers. Prove me wrong.
              The trouble with some of you, is that you
              still believe that politicians have the voters
              ‘best interests’ at heart.
              They don’t. And never will.
              The scum are owned and controlled by
              bankers and big overseas corporations.
              That is who they work for. Not you, or NZ.

              Did you learn NOTHING from Ardern’s reign
              of terror? The creature sold the NZ public as
              a guinea-pig for Phizer to experiment on.

              Nothing will change with the 3 stooges ‘in charge’.

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            • We need to play with the cards that are dealt, but feel that you are right.

              Then leverage through “Stop CoGovernance” GroundSwell” “VFF” “the Platform” etc..

              To use every tool available, even if not perfect.
              While putting their nuts into that imperfect nutcracker.
              The key to that is positioning, so that will get the job done as many would enjoy squeezing the handles together for good effect. 🙂

              Once things are positioned which is the real work, which is the real challenge, it does not need much of squeeze reminder.

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            • Oops, I forgot the // sarc lines Bon. Of course now the election promises are past we are doomed to watch Winston sleep through the next three years… Will Davos Dave wind back all those racist changes in our laws like he promised? NO.

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    • Can anyone confirm that in treaty times 1840, 80% of Māori were slaves? Chattels of war? I’d read on the 50% population reduction during 40 prior years of musket wars, the elimination of Moa & forest Holocausts, the genocide of Moriori, the head selling, and the horrid practise of hangi cannibalism. Not the best stewards I would venture.

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  9. Last week one of our fellow commentators linked to an interesting NZ website, that of Transpower’s. https://www.transpower.co.nz/system-operator/live-system-and-market-data/consolidated-live-data At regular intervals each day it updates with the country’s total power usage & how that power is being generated.

    With the lunatic green brigade screaming for renewable energy it is interesting to follow the use of solar. Transpowers breakdown over the past week ranges from the expected zilch solar production at night yet even at the sun’s zenith it seldom exceeds 10 MW & usually sits between 6 & 8 MW. This despite https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/countrys-largest-solar-farm-near-kaitaia-surging-ahead/M3U5LE57IBG4BLDOJDEPIYN5DY/ advising us that the latest solar farm situated near Kaitaia would be producing 39 megawatts of electricity at peak output by December last year.

    It’s summer & the sun is shining brightly so where’s the power? Are these solar farms just white elephants built to produce warm fuzzy feelings in the tummies of mad women & school children?

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    • Nasska, you may well ask, where is the Solar generation. As at 11.30am according to Transpower, neither Solar Generation Capacity is registered or usage and draw off from Solar is measured. Yet MetService is showing Kaitaia and much of the country, as sunny.

      Uuuummm, a Rat I can smell, even at this distance.

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    • There’s a nest of monstrous wind turbines on the hills above Palmerston North, 25% weren’t turning, and they all had great rust staining running out of the turbine area, like a burst Biden bowel bandaid. Virtue signal simply bleeding out. Looks like a government boondoggle, and simply awful to behold up close. Don’t need to go into economics. The crane costs for maintenance will be eye watering.

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  10. In this day and age why are keyless police vehicles able to be stolen? Cop should have his key in his pocket? Left it in the car?

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/01/08/stolen-police-car-crashes-after-driving-off-at-speed-in-manukau/
    A person has been taken into custody after a police car was allegedly stolen and crashed into two parked cars in Auckland’s Manukau this afternoon.

    In a statement, police said a person stole a police vehicle from Puhinui Rd just after 1pm while officers were attending an “urgent matter”.

    A police spokesperson said the offender drove the police vehicle off “at speed”.

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