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      • Sadly I agree, it will not happen in my lifetime and I think I might have a few years left in me? One never knows of course, but it’s my grandchildren that worry me. What will their lives be like? I hate to think. Unless more real conservatives get into power and ensure that things change, I doubt the world will exist as we knew it.

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        • Figuratively speaking Lizzie, you are right to worry about what this place is going to be like for your Grandchildren. While it has been up to our generation to educate our children, it is also up to our children to educate and make our Grandchildren aware and recognise of the skullduggery, in all forms, going on around them and to resist it.

          Sadly when I look around and I see the amount of softcock, limp wristed young males with Man Buns wandering around who seem to have little vitality or purpose in life, not only have our children failed but we have failed with our children too, as life since WW2 has been so kind to us. There seems nothing on the horizon which will resist this decline we heading down and the destruction of a great innovative disciplined life many here once knew.

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          • The best & the most effective form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. The fishhook is that they don’t stay benevolent & there’s no democratic process left to vote them out.

            A country then must reel from rebellion to uprising to coup, rinse & repeat. Democracy is flawed certainly, yet we shouldn’t be in any rush to bin it.

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              • Singapore is an open prison & their government, dominated by one party ruled over by one family, are the warders. Freedoms of expression, assembly & association are curtailed & where they exist they do only via grace & favour.

                We’d be better off as slaves.

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                • Have you been there nasska ?
                  You raised the matter of “benevolent dictator” –I agree we are getting to the stage of needing one and I was suggesting a dose of what happened in the early stages of Singapore’s development would not hurt.

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                  • I’ve never been to Singapore. I only know what I’ve read of the shithole along with the opinions of a family friend who lived there for a while about ten years back. But:

                    # There’s little to differentiate between Singapore’s “democracy” & a dictatorship. I’m certain that I don’t have to remind anyone reading this forum on what happens when dictators go rogue. History overflows with examples.

                    # Should you wish to live as a sheep like 75% of Kiwis Singapore could be a paradise. The system rewards those with hive minds who conform in behaviour & thinking. If you get your news off TV1 & believe every word that drops from Jacinda’s Podium of Truth life would be peaches & cream. Less so should you disagree especially publicly.

                    # The punishments for not falling into line are grim. YSB abounds with totalitarians who would happily kill or maim anyone who even sniffed a bit of ‘waccy baccy’. Yet Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act empowers authorities to commit “suspected” drug users, without trial, to rehabilitation centres for up to three years. Who is sufficiently naive to believe that the facilities are not full of political dissenters?

                    Bugger existing in a perfect society. I’ll settle for living where I’ve a chance of speaking out without being tortured & incarcerated for my opinions.

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                    • I only asked the question because I’ve only been there for few days so I could not get an accurate impression.
                      It is a very ordered society and NZ could benefit from some of it’s discipline –eg. they would stop ram raids in their tracks after the first couple of instances. I’m sure Michael Hill would love that.
                      Yes some of the things they do are over the top, such as the drug issue you raised but somewhere in between where NZ is now or where it is heading and Singapore might be a better place.

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  1. Oh, let’s perpetuate Victmhood.

    Poor downtrodden Maori women, victimised yet again.
    Poor downtrodden women of colour, whatever colour that may be, victimised yet again.

    What a crock of unmitigated, unsubstantiated bullshit, again from an Academic.

    What this dopey Tart, Dr Karaitana Taiuru is, she can not give any example or evidence whatsoever to back her claim, only a maybe, possibly, could be and we are supposed to take her claims as fact.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/kahu/fears-maori-women-will-be-targets-in-foodstuffs-facial-recognition-trial-in-north-island/7RWYY4KZS5EUBNZ77YHBD2MIPI/

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    • sounds like the doc knows who does the bulk of the shoplifting in nz stores.

      its not like the computer arrests and charges them, thats up to staff and pigs and that would also require proof and positive id.
      so yea nah maybe the doc should tell her hori mates not to fucking thieve shit.

      im awaiting claims of it being a treaty breach!!!!!
      i dont agree with this spy tech shit at all but its got the horis worried so i find that part hilarious. collectively we all pay a billion or 2 more for groceries each year to cover the losses the light fingers bros and crackers are responsible for… i look forward to cheaper groceries now//////

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    • TAH, Could it be because many Wahine wear a unique enlarged “life story” ( so they say) on their chins ? apparently that tattoo is more reliable in identifying the wearer than even DNA, wait for the reports that it’s the colonialists that have forced those tatts on those women .

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      • Cops just love tattoos. Permanent markers and all unique.
        What is not to like when you are nailing someone?

        Easier than DNA. no testing required . Completely visual and easily photographed as long as can be seen no matter where, legs, arms, face, hands, bellies.
        You watch the gang bangers get them removed when they wake up to that fact..

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        • Viking, when we lived in Queensland, Campbell Newman became the Premier. He was elected basically to clean up the ferals. Nearly all of them, the Bikies, the Middle Eastern Gangs etc, all had Tat’s. When Plod stopped these lowlife in the street and demanded ID most of these people neither had it claimed to be someone else.

          Well, Campbell was on to them, one of the Regulations introduced, was that Plod was able to demand they strip off most of their clothing, reveal their Tat’s and Plod was able to photograph their Tat’s as a form of identification.

          It really helped put a stop to a lot of bad people inhabiting Queensland, many migrated to Norther NSW and to SA.

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    • Once they have enough data they may run a drafting gate type system at the door, some people may be ejected completely and some may go to prepay counter service while the rest of us go straight ahead.

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    • New Zealand’s highest paid charity executives revealed

      Business investigations reporter Matt Nippert crunches the numbers – and compares vice-chancellors, general secretaries and chief executives – to deliver New Zealand’s first charity executive pay survey.

      They may not be for-profit, but the top end of the charity sector is serious business with executives of our country’s largest charities managing billions and in some cases earning as much as – or more than – Cabinet ministers.

      In a New Zealand-first survey of charitable executive pay, the Herald analysed the Charities Register to find entities with both annual revenues and assets of more than $70m. Nearly three-dozen entities made the cut and this group accounts for a significant slice of the economy. The 32 charities in the survey pool recorded more than $8b in combined annual revenues, manage more than $25b in assets, and employ 51,740 people in full- and part-time employment.

      The pool reflects a broad range of charitable structures, ranging from health and social service providers, Māori and iwi groupings, religious orders, most of the country’s universities, and several commercial businesses geared towards charitable ends (notably BestStart Educare, cereal-maker Sanitarium, Christchurch’s Isaac Construction, and kiwifruit grower and dairy grouping Trinity Lands).
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      Charity reporting standards do not require the disclosure of chief executive pay, but their annual reports do list the number of senior managers and total pay provided to them each financial year. Dividing this remuneration by reported full-time-equivalent key management staff levels gives a reasonable estimation of average executive pay. While reporting dates differ, all have filed accounts covering at least the second half of 2022.
      The largest charity identified in this survey, St John of God Healthcare, was excluded. Despite reporting $2b in revenues and its executives making $523,960 each on average, only a small fraction of its work takes place in New Zealand: 320 of its staff, and no executives, are locally-based. By contrast the Perth-based charity reports nearly 12,000 staff overall with the vast majority of them, and their healthcare businesses, in Australia.

      This exercise identified 326 charity executives at 31 organisations who were collectively paid $75m, an average of $246,697 each, over the most recent year for which accounts are available. Average pay for this cohort increased over the previous year by 4.6 per cent, broadly in line with inflation, but there was considerable variation.
      While executive pay levels tended to rise with revenue, staffing levels, and asset bases, there were some surprising outliers and quite marked differences between sectors.

      Religious organisations, often with substantial property holdings accumulated during their long histories, tended to pay key management personnel much lower salaries than their secular peers with none making the list below detailing the 20 highest-paid charity executive teams.

      For instance the Salvation Army anchors the bottom of charity executive pay in this sample by barely paying its key executives a living wage. Despite turning over $242m annually in donations and social service contracts, and employing nearly 2500 staff, each key manager there is recorded as being paid an average of $63,103 per year.

      What follows is a ranked list of the 20 highest-paid charity executives in New Zealand.

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      • Been to lunch at the local St Kild Cafe. Had to buy a beer because they only had Craggy Range Chardy on offer. Since they hosted the mad bitch and the fisherman I will not support them in any way.
        Protest feels good.
        Time flys when you get to our age AH.

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        • Ed heads off to the quack for his annual checkup & while the doc checks his prostate asks him:

          “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?”

          “Well” said the doctor, “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a tea cup & a bucket to the person & ask them to empty the bathtub.”

          “Oh, I understand,” replies Ed. “Because a normal person would use the bucket as it’s bigger then the spoon or the teacup.”

          “No” he said “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window or the door?”

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        • Try working to fill in your time.
          Its good for the soul and saves thousands on booze and petrol.

          Oh and you don’t have to put up with the other idle and disorderly who, with nothing to do, post jokes covered in ald age mushrooms.

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  2. While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back to the time I took my son out for his first beer.
    Off we went to our local pub only two blocks from home.
I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it. Possibly too strong a taste, so I bought him a Lion Brown, he didn’t like that either, so I drank it. Possibly something lighter? I thought he might like a local lager. He didn’t. I drank it. Something sweeter? He didn’t like the cider. I drank that too.
    In desperation, I got him a single malt. He totally refused it. What could I do but drink it! By the time I realized he just didn’t like to drink, I was so flaming drunk I could hardly push his pram back home.

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  3. If you blame gays for society’s problems, you’re a homophobe.
    If you blame Muslims for society’s problems, you’re an Islamophobe.
    If you blame Jews for society’s problems, you’re an anti-Semite.
    If you blame ethnic minorities for society’s problems, you’re a racist.
    If you blame women for society’s problems, you’re a misogynist.
    If you blame men for society’s problems, you’re a feminist.

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    • Posted this before but it shows a glimmer of change, well maybe.

      …. A student accuses @jk_rowling of being transphobic. This teacher skilfully dissects the claim and challenges it by asking questions.

      He teaches not what to think, but how to think critically.

      …. the end.
      You see the epiphany in real-time.

      https://twitter.com/i/status/1753702517765021907
      4 mins 30 secs

      We need much more of this!
      How can we load in teachers like that;- as the best of them with that ability get out of the restrictive systemic “edukashun” strangle-hold

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  4. Revisiting Don Brash’s 2004 Orewa speech. You can listen to it or read the transcript. Thanks to Sean Plunket for bring it to our attention again because it is still as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/don-brash-nationhood-orewa-2004?postId=e6660d60-b5cb-48f1-a036-ed86827dc81a&utm_campaign=6ce43a53-3cc6-4c6a-ab08-b2fe407e0ecb&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=dd954bda-c20e-43af-aeec-9c9395ca74b5&cid=f050b372-edd8-4728-9d07-b099ab2604e8

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    • Were no good for Fire, Ambulance, or coppies.
      Useless in emergencies.
      Were a dead loss in Hawkes Bay/Gisborne a year ago.

      few Govt Dept purchased them despite the Lies.
      They are OK as golf buggies and a few other things.
      In Australia and USA they are mainly coal fired or hydrocarbon-fueled vehicles anyway, with low quality storage options.
      Germany dont know what they are ??

      NZ never had any plans to increase electricity output if they even hit 40% of usage.
      These ‘lectric vehicle has bene a political con all along.
      Most of the European counties had announces about 4 or 5 years ago they would ban petrol/diesel vehicles from 2035 or thereabouts.
      This was misdirection.
      They wanted to ban private motor vehicles.
      This was the disguise.
      These were never to be replaced.
      It was the lead in to 15 minute cities, social credit and controlled movement.

      anyone who still suggests electric vehicles to replace private motor vehicles is either a liar or low IQ; or a combination of both.
      Treat them as toxic; wear a mask and earplugs around them!!

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  5. Is this desperation or power hungry, egotistical maniacs gone mad ?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GFwtepcW4AAzqeV?format=jpg&name=900×900

    Putin has a great sense of humour. From Tucker’s interview (early transcripts, apparently)

    ” Putin: Your Southern border is run better than your 2020 election (chuckles) ”

    “PUTIN: I’d tell them worrying about climate change is like complaining about the weather. If you don’t like the climate, move. If you are worried about the weather, get an umbrella.”

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  6. Wayne Kelvin Forrest Brown , Short term Auckland mayor has lost it.

    I never voted for him, or any of them in 2022. I voted for the local yokels and Councilors.
    There was no-one good enough for mayor.
    In 2019 the prior election the runner up to Goof was the arch racist and Trust fund thief, John Tamihere.
    People do not have a clue when they vote for mayor.(mostly)

    Brown lost it in his last and only second term as mayor in Far North Council in 2010 to 2013.
    He was soundly beaten in 2013.

    He is noisy and full of hate and vendettas.
    This is Browns BIG LIE :-
    ….Speaking to Newstalk ZB Drive, Brown said the decision will leave a $1.2 billion dollar shortfall in transport funding over the next four years….

    Based on
    He said it could lead to the pausing of bus upgrades, cycleways, the freight network and ferry charging infrastructure.
    and
    “There are busways that people want, the Government itself wants an improved busway out to the airport, thats not going to happen without that money.”
    ——————

    What a cunt
    why should long suffering motorists paying $3.00 a litre for years and years, where more than half of it is TAX, pay for busways and cycle lanes.
    Where is ‘user pays’ that 1980s rogernomics bogey.
    It is petrol motorists that pay for everything!!!
    Buses, bikes etc
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    The airport bus.
    There was an airporter bus that ran for years -over a decade.
    It was Australian owned and not subsidised.
    It was a flat $16 to $18 wherever you got on. One way.
    It ran first from downtown Auckland via Mt Eden Road to the Airport. And back.
    About 20 hours a day.
    I caught it once at 4.00 am for an early overseas flight.
    It was expanded to Dominion Road as well, then Howick. There may have been a North Shore version. Unsubsidised.

    Why should the taxpayer/ratepayer subsidise a bus for tourists (mainly) who can afford an airplane ticket?
    There is no ROI.
    So as part of their fucked up ways, in 2018 Auckland Transport (AT) decided that to impede the private enterprises (where have we seen that before… teeveeNZ ) – this was all part of the bullshit from liebour about a tram to the airport [never happened] they said that the airporter bus could only stop at 4 stops from central city to the airport. This severely reduced its reach.
    Prior, it could stop ( where it was different colours to the AT road hogs) just by waving the driver.
    I caught it more than 20 times over a decade or so.

    Then when all the lockdowns occurred and there was restricted travel it had to shut down in 2021.
    Completely impractical.
    Another thing wrecked by Adrain.

    There was a non subsidised flexible airport bus that could respond to customer actual demands – oh hell NO ! – that worked.
    But AT must wreck everything.

    Fuck Wayne Wayne Kelvin Forrest Brown .
    What an incalcitrant prick.
    Nothing has changed form his days on the DHBs in the 1990s.
    He is no saint.
    He has achieved nothing in half a term despite giving lip to churnalist filth. That does not fix potholes, clear blocked drains or balance a budget.
    And he is a big fan of Dizzy (Desley) Simpson so that tell you a lot of his character.

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  7. Police say they are searching a landfill in Porirua following the violent death of an elderly woman in the Wellington suburb of Khandallah last month.

    Helen Gregory, 79, was found dead in her home on 24 January and police said she died as the result of a violent act.

    On Friday morning, police began searching the landfill for things they believe were discarded by a person of interest several hours after her death.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/508729/khandallah-homicide-investigation-police-search-porirua-landfill

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  8. Oh great another f-wit globalist.

    Dr Tony Blakeley needs to be removed from the Covid Enquiry immediately.

    Commissioners should be impartial and Blakeley definitely isn’t.

    • Tony had worked closely with Adern/Verrall Labour to design the smoke free 2025 legislation (more on this later).
    • He then relocated to Melbourne in 2019 and became “the head of population interventions and Global health” and provided modelling to support Dan Andrews’ draconian lockdowns. He became Andrews “expert” behind the ridiculous Zero Elimination strategy.

    https://twitter.com/2ETEKA/status/1755747233918853624

    “The social licence that Nz’ers gave for the lockdowns MAY wane in the future” T. Blakely

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    • If I am a middle aged Welsh white man of swarthy coalmining stock, who easily could be an extra in the Black and White Minstrel Show, will this technology mis-identify me as a Native or will I be lucky as it automatically identifies me as the Cis-White arsehole that Marama thinks I am?

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          • The females seem to often be larger than the males, too. Saw a few mussies overseas with several wives – total tonnage of wives was obviously an indicator of status.

            To be fair – if I was a woman who thought my hubby preferred goats and I dressed in a bin bag that showed no shape, I’d probably hit the Tim Tams hard as well.

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  9. Supermarket rat infestation: Dunedin Countdown to close after more rats found

    “We believed we had addressed the issue, as there had been no evidence of rodent activity since January 28.

    “Unfortunately, we have caught four rodents over the last few days so it is clear we have more work to do.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/supermarket-rat-infestation-dunedin-countdown-to-close-after-more-rats-found/5RSUFKCXOZCZVCTZPU43OUHXUY/

    Found the source.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-rat-tests-te-whatu-ora-buys-more-rats-will-stay-free-until-end-of-june/5J5HAF2TAZFN3MSESA6IKJ6TXY/

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    • I thought countdown/woolworths was for Rats and by Rats.
      Hideous place.
      Go to pak n save and they will quickly process your items and you pack em
      or
      go to woolworths/countdown , pay 25% more and process the items yourself and pack them yourself.
      Pretty poor business model.

      And who was the egg that went with the no commercial value name or ‘CoUNTdown ‘ and now has to change to woolworths ?

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  10. Well…that escalated pretty damn quick.

    Prophet of Troy
    @troy_prophet
    Hear hear.

    Tony Blakely must go.

    Someone I know was asked to make a formal submission on behalf of their organisation, as they were a key figure during the response. Their objective submission was DELETED BEFORE THEIR EYES and they were issued with a cease and desist order.

    Kirsten Murfitt
    @MurfittTauranga
    I know that the cease and desist claim is true, as I have spoken directly to the person, and they are willing to go on record at the appropriate point in time.

    https://twitter.com/MurfittTauranga/status/1755775303094510074

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  11. Dr Muriel Newman on race-based privileges -“Their extremism is plain to see”

    “But the truth is that fair minded kiwis, including many of Māori decent, have had enough of tribal activists using culture as a vehicle, not only for personal enrichment, but also to impose their radical agenda onto the country.

    Their extremism is plain to see,” she says.

    https://centrist.co.nz/dr-muriel-newman-on-race-based-privileges-their-extremism-is-plain-to-see/?utm_source=mailchimp-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-9-feb-24

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  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRZHR4ax-Hc
    Kayleigh McEnany: We just saw an unmitigated disaster
    ‘Outnumbered’ host Kayleigh McEnany discusses President Biden’s address to the nation after bombshell report on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIXYl2lXsxU
    Gov. Kristi Noem Reacts To Biden’s Weak Mental State
    Governor Kristi Noem reacts to President Joe Biden’s mental state following the Special Counsel’s assessment.

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