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  1. OMG what have I done , fishboys first thought this morning on awakening to the teeth the dishevelled hair the peeling makeup the stink of cheap Chardonnay and the snoring, now let’s hope we never have to see the bitch pig ever again.

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  2. Well that’s the way you do it.

    “Washington Wizards guard Ryan Rollins has been cut from the team after being accused of shoplifting, a report says.
    Rollins, 21, was arrested in Virginia and charged with seven counts of petit larceny for stealing items worth less than $1,000. The charges are misdemeanors, TMZ Sports reported.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/01/12/washington-wizards-ryan-rollins-accused-of-shoplifting-cut-from-team/

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  3. Gosh he was cut from the team for stealing less than 1,000 worth. Imagine what Golly will get for stealing more than 15,000 worth on one go, and how much worth for the other time?????? Has she been a serial thief over many years at Scotties???? Fingers X many times for this nasty piece of work. Will the parties have a go at her when parliament opens????? Doubt it.
    Fine today before a week of rain sorry folks don’t know if this is around the whole country or not but definitely here.
    Have a great day and take care out there

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  4. Seriously I note that more than a few got their panties in a twist yesterday over the post about Steven Joyce. in yesterday hys.
    1. You didn’t even read the link that said what it was. Put ya glasses on when ya wake up.
    2. yes its pay walled but costs you nothing. You sign in through your Google or FB account. They did that deal months and months ago and it includes many papers. First I believe you need to sign up to the Herald. Its so long since I did that I am not sure. Give it a go.
    I pay them nothing. Google does that for me. kind of them.

    Oh and if you are worried about being spied on you should be a quivering wreck by now. Nothing you do is not recorded and accessed someplace, by someone.
    If you ain’t doing wrong then no worries.
    The guilty conscience is yours to grapple with.

    And hunty if you want spoon feeding get one of your thai girls to do that. I’m not your mother, thank christ.

    And those who continued to complain when I posted the complete article!!!
    Well there ain’t no pleasing some.
    Time you all got a job, went back to work or got your shit together.

    Have a nice day.
    Hot here in the bay and bugger I have to buy a new car. what a pain of an exercise.

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        • viking = Kea Mk II

          personal attacks when found to be WRONG.

          explaining is losing so you are losing, old coot.

          Some of us just dislike/despise/hate S. Joyce so don’t care for it to be plastered over our reading material.
          Me, despised the prick since 2011.
          Lot of wind and poor delivery. Clearly has TDS. Like all (AFAIK) johnny key’s cabinet.

          Some of us do not want to go near the shit box Ferald.
          But you try to impose your views on others.
          We know what that makes you, even in if you cant see it.

          Now, try to remember to take your Donepezil

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    • Viking “ if you aren’t doing anything wrong you’ve got nothing to worry about” FFS Viking the cops will pull you up carry out an investigation and violate your rights to clear you of wrong doing, is that to hard for your brain to understand ,how would you feel about that treatment or do you believe the pigs will just believe you when you say “Ididndonuffinwrong” ???????? FFUUCCKK.

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  5. before spending roughly a minute talking about her “best friend” and now husband.

    Its all there if you can stomach the bile.
    I haven’t just picked up the headline so yid know.

    I am left wondering how many of Gayford 100’s (yeo he said hundreds), of successful relationships were invited?
    They will be around to haunt him forever if he can keep his tool in his drawers. Don’t like his chances somehow.
    Ask Prince andrew.

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    • Yes created laws, akin to martial laws to control a civilian population & importantly to gain their techno-bureaucracy political self protection through being able to claim immunity as if it was “a War’.

      ……….“The assertion of ‘safe and effective’ was based entirely on the aspirations, opinions, beliefs, and presumptions of government employees.” …….

      ………. The analysis concludes that this process was not intended to apply to untested shots for public use. …..
      https://slaynews.com/news/covid-mrna-shots-bypassed-laws-protecting-americans-expert-warns/

      EUA, Emergency Use Approval was intended as a military set up, & that remains sd the band-aid sticker for the mRNA jabs.

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  6. A mate of mine went to school with Laurel Hubbard, reckons he was a screaming fruit cake even back then. The years haven’t been kind – he has a similar hairline to Tova and a name shared by another mad woman who got hitched recently.

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  7. “Panties in a twist over Steven Joyce”

    He rates Joe Biden. That’s enough is it not?
    A supposed conservative centre right ex MP who rates Biden?
    Does he rate Barry?
    Obviously watches CNN and listens to Hoskings.

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  8. Now i can’t please everyne so I will try.
    The comments are worth a read alone.

    Charter schools returning – Act leader David Seymour sets out differences second time around

    Herald Link for the more enlightened.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/charter-schools-returning-act-leader-david-seymour-sets-out-differences-second-time-around/53F6I6YNRVAV5NSUCZQCLKERWE/

    Fukll story for those that need to join a charter school and get enlightened.

    Act leader David Seymour is planning changes under the revival and expansion of charter schools this term with more attention given to their funding, student assessment and, more radically, allowing state schools to convert.

    But opposition to the schools, known in New Zealand as partnership schools, is likely to be intense when proposals come before Parliament.

    Seymour wants the reintroduction of partnership schools to be quicker and bigger this time around.

    It should be faster because the work on legislation, contracting and administrative bodies had already been done previously.

    He cited three categories: former partnership schools that wanted to revert – and he believed most would; newly proposed partnership schools; and state schools wanting to convert.
    While there had been only 1500 students previously enrolled at 11 schools, he expected an expansion this time.

    “You could imagine a scenario in which a state school larger than that could convert overnight,” he said in an interview with the Herald.

    “I envisage the funding formula will be designed to encourage growth rather than what we had before, so the way to become viable economically will be to grow and attract students.”

    Act introduced partnership schools in 2014 during the John Key-led government and Seymour became an undersecretary to Education Minister Hekia Parata.
    Now as Associate Education Minister, he will be primarily responsible for the reintroduction of charter schools.

    They were privately run free schools, primary and secondary, contracted and funded by the state to improve the outcomes of highly challenged students, and had greater flexibility over teaching and teachers. Under Labour, they became special character state schools.

    So who will decide whether a state school will convert to a partnership school under the new Coalition Government agreement between Act and National?

    Seymour said the process was yet to be designed but he envisaged it being a decision by the board of trustees in consultation with the school community and the agreement of the Government.

    Asked if parents would continue to have a choice about whether their child could attend a charter school, he said that would depend, to some extent, on the location.

    “You could look at it another way. If the parents were overwhelmingly unhappy with the state school as it stood and wanted to convert and change up the way it operated, should they be forced to retain the status quo?

    “There are many state schools which, I suspect, would be very happy to move to a model where they received their money in return for reaching performance targets, and are given much greater autonomy and much less interference from the state.”

    He said all schools were going to have to serve their communities.

    “The question is just whether their relationship with the Crown is through a contract for outcomes or a much more complex relationship through the Ministry of Education.”

    Regarding funding, he said a mistake had been made with the previous formula, which included first, an establishment grant, and then, operational funding based on a guaranteed minimum roll. That meant that a school would be paid for 50 students even if it only had 20.

    “If anything, the incentive was to get down to 10 because the funding per student would be even greater.”

    He wanted to come up with a new funding model where funding would follow the child.

    “It is actually a challenging financial exercise but I feel we can do better this time.”

    Seymour said he also wanted to change the way students in partnership schools were assessed.

    While the previous partnership schools had been monitored, there had never been a progression-based assessment that would have measured whether their progress was better than they would otherwise have made in the state system. That could have been done using Integrated Data Infrastructure.

    Anecdotally, they were better off.

    “There is just no question about that. The fact they were attending school was a game-changer for many of them. However, we’ll never have open and shut data on that question.”

    He said that in the perfect world, the policy work and legislation would be completed to have the first group of partnership schools open in the first term of 2024, but it wasn’t clear whether that deadline could be met.

    But he expected strong opposition from teacher unions.

    “The unions will always resist for the simple reason that partnership schools are deemed to be outside the state sector and therefore not bound by collective agreements between the unions and the Crown,” said Seymour.

    “It is an existential threat for them because partnership schools have individual employment agreements and in many cases were successful because they were able to rapidly remove under-performing teachers.”
    Post Primary Teachers’ Association president Chris Abercrombie said the big question about charter schools was why they were needed at all.

    “What problem are they trying to solve? That has never been really articulated to us.”

    There was a large variety of schools already in the New Zealand system which, compared to other countries, was already highly devolved.

    “We’ve got huge flexibility that already exists within the system. We’ve got state, we’ve got state-integrated, we’ve got special character, we’ve got religious… we’ve got alternative education, we’ve got private schools, we’ve got single-sex, co-ed, we’ve got small, large, urban, rural. There’s so many choices in our education system at the moment.”

    Previous charter schools that had become special character schools could do what they did before except hire unregistered teachers and ignore the New Zealand curriculum.

    He said there was a lot of uncertainty about the return of charter schools,

    and “101 questions” about what would happen if an existing state school converted.

    If it had to close as a state school, that would trigger the redundancy clause in the collective agreement and a school with, say, 100 staff could face millions of dollars in redundancy payments.

    Abercrombie said the focus should be on public education through which the vast majority of students received their education.

    “Building up our public school system, funding it properly, having qualified registered teachers in front of every young person and having subject specialists, that should be our focus, not getting public money to private individuals to run schools as they see fit.”

    What is a charter school?

    Under repealed laws setting up charter schools – also known as partnership schools, or koura hourua – sponsors of each school were contracted by the Government through fixed-term contracts to meet agreed specified performance outcomes in return for bulk funding and flexibility over how the schools were run.

    The school had the freedom to choose the curriculum, who should teach, pay and conditions of staff, hours of operation, and governance model. They could be non-profit or for-profit, faith-based or secular.

    They were required to have at least 75 per cent of their students in a “priority” category: Māori or Pacific, students with special education needs, and/or students from low socio-economic backgrounds. They could not charge fees.

    They were introduced in 2014 by Act and by 2018 there were 11 partnership schools with 1440 enrolled students. Labour abolished charter schools under the law and they became “special character” state schools and are still operating.

    so there ya have it. Take ya pick.

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  9. By 1890, so many European immigrants were arriving at New York City’s “Golden Door” that the US government began building a new reception station on Ellis Island. That year, 14.8 per cent of the American population were immigrants. That remains an all-time high, but the most recent figure of 13.9 per cent is the highest in a century.

    Meanwhile, the UK has matched the US’s 1890 record, with 14.8 per cent of its population born overseas. The number of native-born British citizens who are non-white — a source of anguish to many far-right voters — keeps rising, too.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/opinion-like-it-or-not-high-immigration-is-here-to-stay/XZAX2CWDU5DSLE6Y5DDT2SSTKY/

    Our is the same. I hear lots saying dumb immigrants but dealing with Indians as I do sometimes have to say many are very qualified.
    The biggest no IMHO is allowing all the family and especially the older ones to come. Now that is part of their life I know and so long as they pay their way maybe OK.
    Same for Philipino’s.
    Mikey’s Thais seem to all the prostitutes so don’t need them

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    • My gripe with most Asians is that they’re remitting money back “home” that’s taken out of our economy. Having said that, my brother in law is a Brit and paid off his big English student loan.

      Tough titties in terms of bringing parents. They’re a burden. End of.

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    • *Mikey’s Thais seem to all the prostitutes so don’t need them
      *At least that is better than yours that stink. Ask ya missus.
      *Mikey’s Thais seem to all the prostitutes so don’t need them

      Did you lose the plot overnight?
      Shall I call a Doctor?

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      • He is FITH.

        Gone totally looney.
        Since we hurty hurty his wee feelz yesterday he is posting non stop shit from the feralD.
        total knob end.

        Just to be an ass.
        He is an ass, does not need to try any harder.

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      • Mikey ,my guess is the Birds skinny toothless crack whore has somehow gotten Vikeys phone number and has moved in with him for the weekend ,she has the same effect on birdies posts ,fcuking nuttiness,LOL.

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  10. ‘The wedding’

    Any details about the ‘protest/s’ (The ‘pictures’ of the ‘jab affected notwithstanding) at dl’s ‘wedding’ yesterday (Realising that the NZMSM will never give anything but obsequious, grovelling coverage)?

    Thank you.

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  11. Vaccines Could Impact Mortality and Risks of Other Diseases: Study
    A recent review found non-live vaccines tend to increase a person’s risks of all-cause mortality, as well.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/vaccines-can-impact-long-term-survival-from-other-diseases-study-5559895?utm_source=top5noe&src_src=top5noe&utm_campaign=top5-2024-01-13&src_cmp=top5-2024-01-13&utm_medium=email&est=XteeZt6UXeagC08G1ehxvwPYLO8KQWAcatcqQrnFoZB1WCxD69BzLhZun7zKIKo%3D

    If you are interested in vaccines and effects worth a read. Interesting stuff which many will agree with.

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  12. The Ōtaki to north of Levin (Ō2NL) project has announced its preferred alliance partners to deliver the new highway and walking and cycling path.

    Ō2NL project partners NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko Tribal Authority have selected preferred tenderers, with a view to forming two alliances to support the ongoing development and delivery of the Ō2NL highway project.

    NZTA project director Lonnie Dalzell said the Ō2NL project will be delivered using a two-alliance approach. The two preferred tenderers are consortia made up of: Downer, McConnell Dowell, Beca and Tonkin+Taylor, and Fulton Hogan, HEB, WSP and Aurecon.

    This will make a lot of people happy.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/horowhenua-chronicle/news/nzta-waka-kotahi-picks-partners-for-o2nl-work/D5OVLWZUZZC3FMBDIUHYYQ35XE/?fbclid=IwAR0p6W9DReOgiIZblUU2sRY53SRue-6YteNxCgFnqmgBnb5qzewgEWF-Wd4

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    • It sure will make many happy.
      About half that article is full on about working with ” whānau, hapū, iwi” and such to :–

      …“From employment, business opportunities, training, cultural expression, and visual representation of our partnership and 1000-year association with this area, there will be many touchpoints for our community.
      It is particularly important our tamariki and rangatahi are able to engage in this project.

      Would it be “priceless”?

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        • They will be resurfacing 6 months after a big opening ceremony just like that shitty goat track called the waikato expressway pretending to be 110 km/hr
          Just came back from the south via yee olde traditional Highway 27 (2 x 10 minute stops for roadwork though)

          Went south via Pirongia, Otorohanga, para paras
          Still quicker than that lump of rocks opened in 2021.
          Google maps is wrong on the directions here.

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      • Simpleton@1352

        So the local iwi have a ‘1000-year association with this area’?

        As by their own admission, ‘Maori’ only arrived in NZ in 1350 AD, a mere 674 years ago, the statement would appear to have no basis of truth, but hey, why let the ‘facts’ get in the way of a good rort?

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  13. A question and answer on https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecasts/Masterton shows up the fear mongering over summer temperatures for the climate change propaganda it is:

    Q. Interested in your 29 deg forecast for Napier today, while MetService predicts 34 deg and has issued a heat alert. Why the significant difference? Does your site issue – or share – heat alerts? Thanks.

    A. these new heat alerts are something we’re not part of. We have had the Humidex temperatures on our site for over 10 years well before the others, and this shows what the “feels like” temperature will be on any given hour of any given day at any location in NZ – and in graph form. You can clearly see it in our new Alerting App , or via RuralWeather.co.nz. It’s not as dramatic as the heat alerts making news because it’s normal to have heat in summer and unless it feels like 35c+ the heat’s usually not too problematic for most people.

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  14. southlands “long, hot, dry summer” has delivered us the most rain weve had in a single down pour for a couple of months.
    much needed rain too as the tid bits we have had werent enough and it was looking like niwa and other predicterers were gunna get a partial win. nice long steady soaker, warm too so the grass will boost now. was rather pleasant this morning to be moving break fences at work and actually able to get fence standards in the ground first go without having to find cracks to stomp them into.

    im guessing our scum media and niwa will come out now and say this “unseasonal rain” is definative proof of climate change and the end is nigh.

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          • mrs sb bought her own 11k ride on so if she fucks it its her $$$… shes very very protective of it and will even bitch if i get on it just to move it.
            you can imagine my disapointment at never being allowed to mow lawns again… im so distraught/////

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            • IAASB@1302

              You may not be aware of this (And It’s very much a generational thing), but many male ‘Depression-era’ and ‘Boomer’ males raised in ‘The Colonies’ under the now-former British Empire, were taught that ‘A Lady’s ‘Function was to be ‘Beautiful’ and, to a certain degree ‘Decorative’ and that in pursuit of that state she was NEVER to do hard manual labour such as ‘mowing lawns’; This was most definitely not done at all Sir, as the Mem’ might hurt herself and that would never do’.

              Better to either get the Gardner to mow the lawns or, to even mow them oneself.

              I am advised that in some (Older) sections of society, this practice still continues…

              (I thought you would like to know).

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              • The lawns here are growing too fast for the once a week and so I justI mow them, have enjoyed mowing lawns for possibly the past 60+ years, used to do them at my parents place, and have always done them where ever I have lived, husbands or not. Still out mowing them. at least you can see where you have been and it looks great once done.

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              • komata, im well aware of the traditional roles of yesteryear.
                if it were left to me and my time schedule the lawns would be a long mess and take many hours to sort. mrs sb is very impatient and likes the place looking presentable, plus if you knew mrs sb youd know shes not one to fuck with or annoy so its best she just takes care of the lawns etc and we both live in relativly peaceful existence together 🙂

                the extent of my gardening/landscape maintanence is a chainsaw, mini digger or boomspray. mrs sb does all the knapsack spraying and rest of the gardening stuff, my daughter helps her too as she loooves gardening.

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    • Blinken going for it. The armament industry is the number one financier of most “right wing” conservative movements in America. The the Neocons having recently taken over the Democrat Party too they have a lock on both sides. They want to trade blood for money. Biden is a compromised puppet. The wages of sin are death.

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    • Thanks for posting rol.

      This is the most welcomed by the govt committee members Sen. MTG and Sen. Ron Johnson. The transparent and open explanation by honest medical doctors, McCullogh and pathologist Cole of the damage the mRNA jab is causing in the jabbed.

      Listen to the first 40 minutes. You can skip them introducing themselves.

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  15. A man goes on vacation and asks his brother to look in on their mother and his cat. After a few days he calls his brother to get a report.

    “How are things?” he asks.

    “The cat died,” his brother answers.

    “That’s not how you give someone bad news!” he says.

    “How should I tell you?” his brother asks.

    “You could say the cat went out on the roof. You crawled out after it, but it jumped to a tree. You called the fire department, and they brought a hook and ladder and went up after the cat. But the cat jumped and fell to the ground. You took the cat to the vet, and they did everything they could, but the cat died. That’s how you give someone bad news.”

    “I’ll keep that in mind,” his brother said.

    “So how’s Mom?” the man asks.

    “She’s on the roof.”

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  16. The ever relevany Peter Dunne was heard to say the Golly G debacle needs fixing bexcuase otherwise no one will trust politicians any more.

    The good news is that we don’t now.
    These people have no idea how much we dislike them.

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  17. Today is election day in Taiwan, a free and fair contest. It is annoying Beijing who are making bellicose threats. The results will be available early tomorrow, probably, although media forecasts will come before the official counts. It is expected to be a close-run thing. It is a modified MMP style election with voters having two votes, for a local electorate and one for the overall party. But the party votes only account for 34 seats in the 113 member parliament, the balance being constituencies.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/125889/us-ppi-slips-indian-industrial-momentum-eases-china-lending-tame-china-deflation

    Now that might be better perhaps.

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  18. We should note the rise and rise of the price of uranium. There is a global shortage as new nuclear electricity plants are being developed worldwide, in fact +170 of them (60 in construction, +110 planned).

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    • I remember researching a company in the US at least 10 years ago that was manufacturing and selling something similar.
      Don’t know what happened to it but it certainly hasn’t become a household name. Energy use is likely the key to success or failure.

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      • Yes, but unless the invention is a ripoff the huge difference is the amount of water produced. A cursory web search indicates that a typical home dehumidifier uses about the same amount of power but extracts only 20 litres/day.

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        • yea i get that but it will depend on the humidity and air temp at the location as to how efficient extraction is.
          higher temps are easier to extract moisture but in saying that you would get far more water per day down here in southland on a 20° day vs say perth on a 35° day just cuz perths humidity is far lower.
          in america. florida vs texas would be a huge difference in production and efficiency.

          also theres the good old “if its too good to be true” thing aswell. you can make a simple dehuey/water harvester with some alkathene pipe and a 40w pond pump just aslong as the pumped water temp is lower then the air temp.

          also at nz power prices that things about $2 per hour so $48 per 24 hours to produce 100gallons of water, still cheaper then bottled water but by no means cheap.

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  19. The Eagles were prophets.

    People Are Fleeing California & Their Solution Is To Now Tax Everyone Who Leaves. “A California Exit Tax”

    “They are now weaponizing all attorneys in the state” To Go After Those Leaving.

    Both individual and businesses will now have their assets valued by the State and forced to pay taxes on whatever amount they are assessed at.

    https://twitter.com/WallStreetApes/status/1746215926226395277

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