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    • Nope, I am here, Espresso in hand, contemplating why I am up so early getting ready to go to work to pay for Lard Arses to sit around and do nothing.

      Seems I am pre programmed so it will be off to work.

      Pitch black here, day is a mystery.

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    • Yes Lizzie – been around for awhile. Brain been very active since about 4.00 am on a letter/report I want to write covering a few items. It always worries me a bit that I may lose those first brilliant thoughts that would form the basis that I have composed in my mind prior to capturing them on paper – or in this case on Word.
      Day equals dark out there, the forecast yesterday had the dreadful words “autumn feel” in it. I see that has been removed today so apparently it is still summer here. 19 expected today – 28 on Wednesday.
      Top of the morning to you.

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    • Well had to have my breaky first.
      Things to do again today.
      TODAY
      Our city will be gridlocked today. All have been told to work from home.
      Haven’t seen any school closures yet but some kids will get on a bus that might arrive at their stop on time only to arrive at school intime for a Mimi and the get back on to go home. 21st century stuff.
      The town and its dormitory in the country works well with all these commissioners and town planners and general busy bodies that run the THREE (yep 3 ) councils in our tiny area of 160k population. They all agree with one another and then go back to the office to find a way around what they agreed.
      Between them and the incompetent that we call NZTA and Govt. life is made difficult.
      We need just one king to rule them all.

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        • you want to start a tribal war. some of the landed stick waving gentry would take their axes and chainsaws to the prick and his offsider with the big undies.
          Once they finished that and cooked the fat of his bones they would turn their attention to disparate groups within. There would be no peace on earth until the last one standing died.

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      • Meanwhile Viking your council hasn’t maintained its rain water system so a major road artery has a scoured out a tomo under the road full of water. Incompetence is to be championed by councils so Well done to TCC! and now you can expect rates to rise for more woke wastage //

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  1. FFS Auckland is so bankrupt that the bastards won’t do anything with a large pine tree that fell on our property from their property , that’s what they’ve told us ,yet some fricking moron is approaching them about a waterfront stadium that will “equal the Sydney opera house” for architectural beauty, unbelievable.
    Here’s a serious question, do the team that produce the Simpsons get their inspiration for their shows from the TV3 AM show and just make their show a little more sensible and lifelike, the new equity hire white man and the stupid chubby long time host are a fcuking joke and I feel sorry for the news reader who must get her annual cringe level topped up every single day.

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  2. Opinion: Sir Ian Taylor – a letter to Act leader David Seymour
    Sir Ian Taylor
    Dear David,

    I do have some sympathy for your views on the labels that people place on each other.

    Obviously, this did rile you a little at the recent Waitangi Day celebrations where you were likened to a couple of insects – but I will come back to that later.

    Perhaps, like you, I am not sure where in the Māori world I sit.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/opinion-sir-ian-taylor-a-letter-to-act-leader-david-seymour/J7FD3COIVNBVLBYGPS4OUPO2LA/

    He goes on but eventually has a false interpretation of the cause and effect of the treaty.

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  3. Well on Sky yesterday commentators were trying to extract an answer from the government on negative hearing.
    Seems Albo and his mates are secretly looking at making changes.
    If they remove the ability to use negative gearing it will be very interesting to see what effect that will have.

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  4. Made the mistake of watching One news last night. It would appear they are going to spend the first fifteen minutes every night this week rehashing cyclone Gabriel stories. Last night was mainly about some place called Moorywhy – used to be Muriwai when I was a young bloke, anyway a load of handwringing and kumbaya dross followed, culminating in a woman called Caroline Bell – Booth droning on about how wonderful Carmel Sepuloni was and how useless National are. Time to cut further funding for tvnz immediately. Insulting you owner so blatantly is the ultimate in arrogance. Someone else can give it a bash tonight, I can’t afford another TV.

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  5. Why is Shaun Plunkett saying check Chloe’s Swabricks academic records?
    And what’s this about a couple of failed cafes, her daddy bailed her from!
    She does have a record of failure it seems.
    Why would her parliamentary achievement be any different?

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  6. A man and his wife are at a high school reunion…
    … and the husband keeps staring at a gorgeous drunken lady swigging her gin at a nearby table, glass after glass.
    His wife turns to him and asks, “Do you know her?”
    “Yes,” sighs the husband.
    She’s my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago, and I hear she hasn’t been sober since.”
    “My God!” says the wife.
    “Who would think a person could go on celebrating for that long?”

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  7. Well, that’s Madagascar’s child sex tourism done for //

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/02/12/madagascar-law-allowing-castration-of-child-rapists-prompts-criticism/
    Madagascar’s Parliament has passed a law allowing for the chemical and, in some cases, surgical castration of those found guilty of the rape of a minor.

    The law has prompted criticism from international rights groups, but also found support from activists who say it’s an appropriate deterrent to curb a “rape culture”.

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    • While denutting will definitely prove to be a deterrence for the sick fucks who molest kids I hope that Madagascar’s justice system has a better track record of getting it right first time when compared with ours.

      It’s not as if a tube of superglue & a modest bank deposit is going to be much use when they find out later that there was a mistake in the laboratory or the prosecution’s cellmate witness was bought & paid for.

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      • The extra snip circumcision method (developed and refined by Bonsai arborists and Pruners Anonymous) will allow for a speedy transition to identifying as a minority with all the special benefits. The Unique eunuchs’ will want to be acknowledged for their ‘sacrifice’. LGBTQ&U //

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    • Now there is your classic example of Snouts & Troughs.

      And a classic example of a MP who has should not be involved in handling Government money in any way whilst being paid and in the employ of you, the Taxpayer. Dodgy does not cover it, but no one in any authority will question it, but you BN, the mere Hoi Poloi can see right through it, Officialdom, well they seem to be blind or just plain Dumb.

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  8. Many maori use aggression to get their own way.

    ACT Party leader David Seymour believes some of the customs and traditions at Waitangi are designed to “intimidate” people.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2024/02/act-leader-david-seymour-says-a-lot-of-customs-traditions-at-waitangi-designed-to-intimidate.html

    Related video: Cracks begin to appear in Government as David Seymour suggests Christopher Luxon was spooked into ruling out Treaty Principles Bill.

    He used Waitangi as an example, saying “a lot” of the customs and traditions are designed to “intimidate you”.

    “A lot of the tikanga, for example, the laying down of the wero. I mean, that is literally a challenge,” he said.

    “A lot of the debates on the marae is really face-to-face, not unlike the set-up that you have in a Parliament,” he told AM.

    “So, yes, it is a challenging environment, literally and metaphorically but the message we get is people like that you’ve got a set of values and you clearly and politely articulate them respectfully but firmly.”

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  9. God decides to destroy the world and calls the leaders of the three strongest countries to give them the news.
    After that the Russian leader on his speech on TV he says;

    “I have good news and bad news
    The good news is that God really exists so we were right all the time to believe in him.
    The bad news is that He decided to bring the world to an end in one week”.

    The China’s leader also makes a TV speech;
    “I only bring bad news from my meeting with God
    He actually exists so it was our mistake not to believe in him and we will be punished for that in the afterlife and he decided to end our world in one week”.

    The American leader on his TV speech says;
    “I am happy to bring you only good news from God;
    First I must tell you that I met him and can assure you that he actually exists.
    And second he told me that he will finish our work in only one week”.

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  10. If that the Tesla in that meme has a 90Kwhr battery, you would need 90 of those solar cells, not 6, in order to maintain charge. And they would all have to be angled to the sun.

    Even if lying flat the trailer would be 2.2 metres wide (OK) and 80 metres long (not OK). Good luck getting a warrant.

    A B Train (road Train) triple, max at about at 30 metres.

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    • From Alice’s link:

      ……”Yet today we see millions of deluded Americans embrace the ravings of QAnon, which are at least as damaging as those of medieval soothsayers.”…….

      I hope I’m not the only one who gives equal time to the theories of Qanon as opposed to the WEF & Klaus Schwab.

      Yet in any case:

      …….”The Catholic Church, sole provider of such meagre welfare relief as then existed, was riven. Rival pontiffs presided in Rome and Avignon, though both were conspicuously corrupt: Clerical forgiveness for almost every sin was available for purchase.”…….

      Little changes except that at times the corruption becomes less visible.

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    • It was an interesting read Alice until I got to this bit : ” The likes of Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Narenda Modi and Victor Orban display a contempt for the integrity of their own nations’ justice systems that seem terrifying “. I would have liked to see him explain that, given what happens in the USA, for example.

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  11. I am enjoying my camping holiday in the South Island. I am in Murchison at the moment. Where are all the Indians and Chinese?
    I have discovered wild blackberries. They have become my favourite noxious weed (agapanthus have been relegated to 2nd place).
    What happened to Kea? (I miss his inflammatory monologues.)
    I should be back in Auckland in about a week or so.
    The weather down here is glorious (but it must be horrible in winter).

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  12. It seems that NZ Post’s takeover bid for Peter Baker Couriers is being seen for what it is. Reducing the competition along with the service. From https://newsroom.co.nz/2024/02/09/commerce-commission-delays-decision-on-controversial-nz-post-deal/

    ……”In a submission, ++++++ +++++++++, the owner of Tauranga curtain restoration business Curtain Clean, told the commission his business had stuck with PBT for eight or nine years because their vans could take larger parcels.

    NZ Post’s vans max out at parcels of 1.2m in length, whereas PBT will take parcels as long as 2.2m.

    “The issue is what NZ Post is going to do to continue the longer parcel length service when their supposed justification is the capital they have spent on parcel handling plant and the volumes which apparently restrict the shapes and sizes they can process,” +++++++ said in his submission.”………

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    • Thanks naaska. There’s a lot more in the submission. Sad so few seem to be bothered. Some of the courier services leave a lot to be desired.
      They also are, like the Railways, borrowing money to do this. Rail got in the crap for wanting to borrow to improve their services.
      And this is just the courier business. The trucks are for sale or have already been promised to another company.
      Which means a fucked up service. you should note that although its not mentioned NZ Post bought up fliways a year or so back. They are of course like NZ post a lot more expensive and utterly hopeless when yu want to talk to them.

      It will be interesting as it is a long time since the commission held up an application.

      Do I imagine for one second either party will consider what we have to say. well no. I have just had another company call up and want to quote for our business. asked the same questions and found that I would be dealing with two companies neither anything but friends for the moment.

      Hopefully the commission will place some sanctions on them or refuse altogether and its about time it did knock something back instead of rubber stamping the applications. Must say my contact with them has been very good.
      I did know that it was coming out into the public arena.
      Be interesting to see what reaction is. The couriers will be pleased but maybe not their cavalier bosses. Of course they have missed a great opportunity to float the company for Kiwi’s to buy. As an integrated company it would be great value.

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      • I suspect Watermans are dividing up the carcass of Peter Baker Transport. It was a well known secret that Mainfreight wanted Chemcouriers badly but the owners of PBT weren’t prepared to sell off bits of the company.

        Now that Mainfreight have got what they want they’ll sell the rest of the operation for what they can get for it.

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    • Reminds me a little of my inglorious days as a part time bouncer at the local pub. They coincided with the explosion of martial arts in TV & films such as those featuring Bruce Lee.

      You’d get some half fried yob, who had received his “last drink, come back tomorrow” from the boss, dropping into a Kung Fu position & you didn’t know whether to laugh at the idiot or treat him as a threat.

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        • Probably but my responsibility finished once he was on the footpath. Most of the time it was an easy, if boring, job but then you’d get one night out of the blue when people would nut off, start scraps, women would kick off domestics & she’d be all on for young & old.

          The boss had his priorities. Looking after him & his missus while keeping his furnishing & fittings in one piece kept him a happy man. 🙂

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  13. Cultural report in 3. 2…oh wait..

    A former New Zealand sports champion has been charged with importing cocaine and possessing the drug for supply.

    The man appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon on one charge of importing the Class A substance and another charge of possessing it for supply.

    Both charges carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/former-nz-sports-champ-before-auckland-court-on-cocaine-importation-and-possession-for-supply-charges/W6HISCQB4NGRRKR62DGOEHKMLM/

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