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      • Certainly has, it’s pouring down here. I have to ask was there ever a real drought though? It felt like a usual summer to me and the temperatures were not even that high. We have had the 30s in the past so what are they going on about? It’s all fear porn and sadly people fall for it. Far more of the usual, everyone will die of the pandemic unless you get the jab and all that crap anything to keep us frightened. Unfortunately I don’t scare all that easily I am more frightened of the government fcuk ups and the maori wanting everything in this country.

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        • Showers in the bay.
          Need a good couple of days of light showers.
          All good as I need my lawn to grow. Sprayed it for all the weeds and a lot died off.
          Hopefully, that nice slow-growing lawn will return even if I need to reseed some of it. Saves paying the mower man who only bring weeds with them.

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  1. damien grant hits a few nails on the head… especially the old useless rusty nails

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/politics/350189766/damien-grant-why-are-we-paying-billions-wealthiest-society

    time to ditch the old peoples bene!
    or at least means/asset test it, its an even bigger insult then paying dole to no hopers and addicts cuz you old folk are alot more smug about getting your benes.

    quite hilarious really that you guys get all upset at baby farmers, nephs on the couch and the drug smoking job seekers that dont even look for jobs when you lot are mostly well off, still able bodied and collect the dole too…..

    bUt wE pAiD tAxEs aLL OuR LiFe….. yeah you did dumbarse and taxes pay for today, theyre not a savings account, and even if they were a savings account many of you would have a balance of zero due to the tax payer funded stuff youve recieved over the years.

    scrap it, dont even bother with raising the retirement age just ditch it altogether. theres still a bene for those who cant look after themselves.

    reeeeeeeeeeeee…… here come the downticks from the most greadiest of our society that collect a benefit.
    downtick if youre greedy scum collecting a bene and deserve to die.

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    • IAASB<——— You may need a new bed IAASB or push the old one up against the wall so it’ll be impossible for you to get out on the wrong side of the bed, 😂😂😂😂.
      I could get by without any government money but “we paid taxes all our lives” there’s 10s of thousands of bone idle cnuts who bludge their entire lives and yet still are able to get the same or more benefits than those who’ve worked their entire lives and paid taxes, FUCK THAT??

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      • im feeling good and happy this morning revvy!
        but yeah i agree, id be a very happy man if all welfare got scrapped but lets be real here, too many bleeding heart types in this country so the useless lazy bludgers will always get a handout. its far easier to convince those bleeding heart folk that millionaires and asset rich folk should be strippedof their benes.

        but seriously if in 15yrs 25% of the population are on an old peoples bene, plus another 10%? on welfare how in the fuck is that going to be sustainable?

        solutions and tough decisions need to be made NOW to mitigate that disaster. it wont be popular but it is certainly needed.
        if it dosent happen then itll be forced and hurt everyone via austerity measures. how many working folk will remain in nz when 30%+ of the population are recieving a benefit? imagine the taxes or degradation of services in 15yrs time.

        the govt right now, today, yesterday wouldve been better should mandate that kiwisaver contributions are set at 10% minimum.
        i also think there should be an option between old age medical care or the old age bene, but not both. this will weed out via self means testing the wealthy and added benefit of those who take the money will die out quicker and be less burden on society… harsh but needed imo.

        reeeeeeeee… more downticks from bene bludging scum.

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        • Sadly, in some ways I agree with you.
          Here’s the catch. I started to plan for that day way back 30 years ago. I chose a path that I was familiar with and that was fine until the govt. (god rest their souls ), decided I was a greedy landlord and started changing the rules and forcing the banks to change their rules.
          So that required me to change the things I needed to do.

          I even at one time put money in the gambling machine called the stock exchange. Well, we all know what happened to that piece of shit works.

          Then we came to be 65. No longer could I afford my Southern Cross for me and Mrs Viking. Mrs Viking never used her share in the 20 years plus that we paid into their system. But that didn’t matter we were judged to be too old and the premiums went skyrocketing up at the very time when they would have been helpful while I watched young people get all many of things done which really were cosmetic. No backup so then relied on a hospital system that has failed both of us. Its just not that easy as you will find. Surgeons and hospitals cost a two truckloads of money. I commented yesterday for example on the cost of cataract removal which I am currently paying for.

          And then of course there is inflation.
          One of the things I saw happen to my parent’s generation was the effect of the mad inflation in the 70’s. Retiring with a decent amount of money in the bank it was eroded away in value in no time. Thats happening again right now with the only real hedge being real estate. You can whinge all you like but I see it happening to some of my neighbours, struggling now after a good life, bringing up good families and either having their own business or working for others.
          See retiring early has become a trap. People are living longer and requiring more help.

          There is no end to the way the various socialist agencies want more money, often for the nice-to-haves that the oldies didn’t have. Tauranga is just one sad example of their demands and much of that is predicated on making the place grow and allowing anyone who wants to roll in here, beneficiaries or otherwise, and demand the ratepayers, who are few by comparison, provide all manner of nice to haves and sponsored things to do.

          I continue to work because that is I choose to do so. Luv going to work, meet lots of people and enjoy the challenges.

          Very grateful for the small amount of my pension as it allows me to continue to save to do things like have my eyes fixed. It also helps allow my grandkids to go to uni or whatever they choose and when I go they will have good deposits for a house. That’s all I can do. My kids themselves are already there.

          Wouldn’t need it if the govt. stopped deciding to attack me and others for providing a service and deciding my business should be penalized in an outrageous manner by removing the interest rate deductions. Thats an example of why we can’t trust the bastards. and this lot are too frightened to put right a wrong. and you all wonder why people have stopped having rentals and why thousands have gone to an Airbnb.
          For me that’s not an option but happy to rent nice houses to ordinary people.

          I totally agree with your Kiwisaver comments. Especially with young people, for that’s the best time for them to save. Paying 17-year-olds adult wages, as we are forced to do, is outrageous and then it gets wasted by most of them. Plenty who have that much money to spend and just spend it causing trouble. Few of them elect to save and usually then its the minimum to get the govt. subsidy. Then the employer also has to contribute to the fund as well.
          But nothing will change and by the time you are old you also will face these challenges.

          By the time you come to sell all that gold you are storing up the world population will have shrunk so much the gold will be low in value. Its no longer a currency that’s growing. Oh and you can’t eat it, trade it with a surgeon or the tax man.

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          • The set up is that the Government gains the most from inflation, so really have no problem with it, other than a few people seeing it as a real thieving scam, then besides those few calling it out, also try to position themselves, not to be on the wrong side of galloping inflation.

            Many others say just catch up, increase the wages, control prices, etc..
            So the government then have a “command economy”, with no steering wheel.

            It seems to be the basis for the “Modern Money Theory” MMT, which is so nice, like the “Magic Money Tree”.
            – — – – – – – – – — – – – – —- – – —
            Years ago I wanted to spend a few months in Argentina, to experience inflation, & how the people coped.
            That is people in business.

            However a while ago I read that Argentinian people had figured, spend it as soon as possible, & demand that wages increase, to match the rise in goods & services.
            Certainly do not save. !

            …. “You’ll go to restaurants in Buenos Aires that are full, not because people are thriving financially but because they say, ‘quema la plata’, meaning ‘burn the money’,” Gedan says.

            ….. And so many Argentines spend like it’s the end times, buying everything from towels to televisions in instalments. ……
            https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-11/argentina-100-per-cent-inflation-crisis/102179458

            With some interesting conundrums to what one would at first believe.

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    • IAASB@0712

      So we get that you’re not a fan of ‘The Olds’, but a question:

      What will you PERSONALLY do when you become an ‘Old Person’ (ie, at aged 65) and the (Free) Pension is offered to you?

      Will you do the ‘honourable’ thing (And based only on what you’ve just said) and ‘Regretfully decline because others need it more than I do’ (although it’s currently around $700 per fortnight after tax), or will you grab it with both hands as additional income?

      It will be interesting to see how you actually DO react when you do eventually reach 65 and ARE offered the pension.

      Although you are currently raging against the elderly, I suspect that, by the time your ‘retirement’ age arrives, your attitude may have changed, but in the meantime, hold on to and continue to nurture your prejudices; I’m sure that, when your retirement comes, they’ll keep you very warm.

      Thank you.

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      • From experience most of those who don’t actually need it , pass it on to the next 2 generations via leaving them something . These next 2 generations are the ones funding the welfare so it a big circle. Eventually the kiwi saver should be increased in importance and maybe even extended to bennies which effectively removes super ann from govt day to day business

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        • dougal, thats all good and well to believe that but how do you fund the massive gap created by distorted demographics?
          the old bene recipients are going to double in the next 15yrs to 25% of the population, average age on pension till death?
          there could be 10-20yrs on the bene before that wealth is passed on and at 21 billion per year thats one hell of a burden on the evershrinking pool of tax payers. by then i can pretty much guarantee there will be cgt and death/inheritance taxes to severely errode the wealth passed down to the younger generations aswell.

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          • As usual you have half the story haven’t you.
            You forget that those oldies often leave lots of money to young people who benefit and in my experience tend to waste what is not earned, thus the high prices of beach houses and the like.
            The money goes around.
            Death Taxes were removed a long time ago. They are still on the books at a zero rate.
            Trusts and companies negate death taxes.
            Start taxing properly trusts.
            The new rules going thru at the moment will tax them at 39% but there is an attempt to stop that which is not a good position.

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            • re read my reply to dougal you triggered old bene bludger.
              how do you deal with the deficit caused by the lag bwtween retirement and death???? just double our debt ay?
              you lot are worse then triggered gready clack bunts realising their gravy train of handouts is being derailed.

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            • I watched the Financial Select Committee hearing discussing (amongst other things) taxing trusts at 39%. Only 5% of trusts earn over $180k. Why the heck should they be taxed at the top individual tax rate at next to no income?

              Incidentally, the hori cowboy Rawiri was supposed to attend the hearings, but obviously couldn’t be bothered dragging his fat brown arse to either.

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          • Judging by the way people are dying in their 60s your stats maybe wrong. At 55 currently and a shitload of asset value I dont expect a pension but know lots who will need some. We should have gone down aussie route but our single house and shitty politicians made that impossible as they would have just stolen it.

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    • If that are the thoughts of the younger generation, well . What a nice chap you really are IAASB. One thing I was taught as a kid was never to discuss religion nor money, no one has any idea of the amount of money anyone has nor not, unless they are on the rich list. Even then they may have commitments that outweigh their income. So why don’t you try to go back to sleep and get out of bed on the correct side.

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  2. An entitled IWI CEO says he and his IWI won’t work with the Mayor of Gisborne. ’cause he doesn’t like her. It seems because the Mayor has not bowed down to lick his and the boots of IWI, so this pompous, bald, part Native has thrown a hissy and will not work with the Mayor, but he and his IWI Elite will work with the Council.

    What this part Native fails to understand is that the Mayor and the Council are one, the Mayor heads the Council, the Council does not head the Mayor. If this part Native and his IWI are pissed off, then the Mayor of Gisborne must be on the right track with what she is doing.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/510042/rift-with-gisborne-mayor-causes-iwi-to-withdraw-from-unity-agreement-and-summit

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  3. TAH, The Gisborne mayor can fix the problems with the Natives very quickly , just Maorify her name ,you’ve got to understand her name is just unacceptable to an elite Native trougher named Willie .
    I mean FFS her name is ‘Rehette Stoltz’ , no no no that’s just not acceptable to the Natives as it evokes feelings of colonisation genicide and land theft all over again ,LMFAO.
    What a fcuking ridiculous backwards looking country we are morphing into.

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      • Alice , I support Israel’s right to defend themselves but was getting a little apprehensive about the civilian casualties in Gaza ( perhaps I should have researched a little more) ,after seeing the kids spitting on that dead Israeli girl I hope the IDF bomb and burn that shithole off the face of the Earth, BTW we can do without any of the hating cnuts as refugees down here.

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    • COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign
      M Nathaniel Mead 1, Stephanie Seneff 2, Russ Wolfinger 3, Jessica Rose 4, Kris Denhaerynck 5, Steve Kirsch 6, Peter A McCullough 7 8
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      PMID: 38274635 PMCID: PMC10810638 DOI: 10.7759/cureus.52876
      Free PMC article

      Abstract
      “Our understanding of COVID-19 vaccinations and their impact on health and mortality has evolved substantially since the first vaccine rollouts. Published reports from the original randomized phase 3 trials concluded that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines could greatly reduce COVID-19 symptoms. In the interim, problems with the methods, execution, and reporting of these pivotal trials have emerged. Re-analysis of the Pfizer trial data identified statistically significant increases in serious adverse events (SAEs) in the vaccine group. Numerous SAEs were identified following the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), including death, cancer, cardiac events, and various autoimmune, hematological, reproductive, and neurological disorders. Furthermore, these products never underwent adequate safety and toxicological testing in accordance with previously established scientific standards…”

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      • Posted yesterday on rol’s links. :—
        Why did the New Zealand Health authorities, ignore the systemic “Emergency Use Approval” EUA in what it meant.

        ….. From a comment on “behind the fda curtain substack”

        “…no compliance with any FDA regulation for drugs,
        devices or biological products is required of any EUA product manufacturer and/or enforced by FDA
        against any EUA product or product manufacturer,
        because by definition, under 21 USC 360bbb-3(k),

        once the product has the EUA classification,
        it cannot be the subject of valid clinical trials,
        Investigational New Drug (IND) applications,
        manufacturing standards,
        quality control testing,
        inspections of facilities where it’s manufactured,

        or any other FDA product regulation pathway.

        Further, since a May 2019 HHS-FDA rule change, the same non-regulation by default holds true for all biological products and biological products manufacturing facilities,
        whether they’re making licensed, approved, unlicensed, unapproved, EUA, IND or any other class of products.”

        https://behindthefdacurtain.substack.com/p/report-94-pfizer-secretly-studied

        That the FDA was not going to check up on anything !
        The New Zealand Health authorities had nothing else to do but to make sure they understood the implications, and are found wanting.

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    • Here’s the same interview with Steve Kirsh at the beginning of Tucker for those who cannot access Ross’ link. Steve says “770 different safety signals were triggered to Vaers safety system. “That’s like 770 fire alarms going off and nobody taking any notice.

      Barry young is mentioned from 17mins. Steve says “having data that shows the link of when people were vaccinated and when they died is a unprecedented event”.

      Tucker tonight on access to the vax information.
      Same deal as we have.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnn4ZqeKxVM

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      • Posted that video last night.
        eye opening but not a surprise to those keeping an eye open. He also talks about his findings on the incidence of autism. Been apparent for many years although denied that autisn results mostly from Jabs.

        will certainly support the anti vaxers case.
        I think that perhaps vaxes need to be specialized as they were and and not a random mixup of many as ey are now. No such thing as a tetnus shot now Mixed with others for no real realson.

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        • The autism issue is interesting VK. I saw a graphical representation of the data showing the increase in reported autism cases from 1970 onwards in 5 year increments –given in terms of cases per 10,000 I think it was. Huge increase on the period, in line with the huge increase in the number of jabs kids are given (especially in the US). I’ll have a go at trying to find it again.

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          • Autism seems to over the recent decades become the new normal.
            Sort of how far is one along the autism scale.
            Ok sure we did not know it before, as not mentioned or discussed.

            Kids being Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD.
            People being up & down in bi-polar schizophrenic disorders.

            Then in back over half a century we had “sheltered work shops”, and the mental institutions.
            The numbers sort of not really talked about.

            I know of families that go back over 100 years from my grand parents knowledge, & parents, that some forms of these things, where a bit of time out in the mental asylum, & then back to be able to live well.

            Allergies where I have become aware that those parents have no problems, all of their kids seem to be allergic to something.

            Is it a new normal, or just more of the old in money making form for Pharma? & Health & Social systems.
            But the suffering, the effects are real & often painful, so one can understand the desperation of people looking for something that will alleviate some of the problems.

            So as the old sayings goes, “There go I, but for the grace of God”.
            So be thankful that you just have to cope with your problems, and make the most of life.

            And some of those old fashion treatments were truly shocking, & how lobotomies were the fashion, winning Nobel prizes, then shown it was a dud.

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  4. Oh the joy. The excitemnt in the community. Destruction of flash toys.

    Comancheros’ Harley-Davidson motorcycles worth $100,000 crushed by police under new laws

    Gold-plated Harley-Davidson motorbikes seized from the Comanchero Motorcycle Gang have been crushed by New Zealand Police and turned into scrap metal.

    The six distinctive bikes were among $4m in assets seized from the gang in 2019 as part of Operation Nova.

    Police said a court approved the destruction of the motorbikes and seven personalised licence plates under new laws targeting organised crime, passed last year.

    Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said it was the first time police had sought such a court order.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/comancheros-harley-davidson-motorcycles-crushed-by-police-and-sold-as-scrap-metal/STYLWJPT25HV3ISYCE3WPRQORE/

    Pity to do that to nice machinery but themes the breaks.Next the cars and speed boats and squidoos etc. The the houses.
    clains this is a new law but didn’t crusher collins introduce legislation for this?

    a bit more of this for crimes and toss the toss pot soft cock judges and things will either get rough or the shitheads will move to another country for better life.

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  5. Viking ,Good fcuking grief Vikey it sounds like you’d have had one hand on your junk whilst salivating over writing that comment, get a fcuking life it’s still destruction of an asset that could have been sold and the funds put towards a good cause.
    Next thing you’ll be saying cuddles Coster has been doing a brilliant job ,you’re a muppet.

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  6. United Nations migration agenda is behind the chaos at the U.S. southern border and that U.N. partners are making things worse instead of better.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/former-panama-border-chief-un-behind-chaos-us-mexico-border

    Farmers don’t want PR stunts involving ministers saying they support the protests, they want concrete measures to deal with the situation.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/polish-farmers-block-critical-border-road-tusk-government-faces-first-serious

    Western counterparts are plotting a false flag provocation in Poland.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/west-plotting-false-flag-provocation-poland-blame-russia-belarus

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  7. For better or for worse Foodstuffs promised & have delivered on facial recognition technology & few could argue that roll-out at New World Kaikohe isn’t justified. From https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/northland-news-in-brief-former-cop-up-for-national-sports-award-first-local-supermarket-to-get-facial-recognition/WSKUF4SL2VCRJA2K2D42J5VDBU/

    …….”New World Kaikohe is the first Northland supermarket to get facial recognition technology to help combat a spike in retail crime driven by repeat offenders. The technology will match the faces of people who enter the store against that store’s record of offenders and accomplices, with two staff members having to sign off on the match before it is acted on.”…….

    As a survivor of two or three brief visits to the shithole I would suggest that the next hurdle the Kaikohe supermarket owners will face is the inevitable theft of the cameras!

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    • How can they say it is the poorer end of town,
      The “kindly” Swedish government supplies the accommodation, the benefits, the education, & then expect those immigrants to get to work for the greater “well being”.

      That reminds me of leftist Tim Pool of Timcast; Utuber investigating Sweden when Trump spoke of the problems back in 2016.
      Slowly over the years he has realized where the Leftist Socialists are taking the world.

      … In November 2011, Pool told On the Media, “I don’t consider myself a journalist.” “I consider myself an activist 100%” there “to support the movement.”[29]
      In October 2012, he told El País that “I’m not an activist” and described himself as a journalist.[30]
      In 2018, Pool said that “I don’t align with Occupy Wall Street and never did”.[31]
      In 2021, he denounced the Occupy movement as “crooked”. …..

      2017 …. Swedish police have disputed Pool’s claims, stating, “Our understanding is that he didn’t receive an escort. However, he followed the police who left the place.”[48]
      The police stated that, “When Tim Pool took out a camera and started filming, a group of young people pulled their hoods up and covered their faces and shouted at him to stop filming.
      The officers then told Tim Pool that it was not wise to stay there in the middle of the square and keep filming.”[48] ….

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Pool

      For me was the the women, the ones with power, like Mayors, high up in government departments, that Tim Pool interviewed, that seem to run the Swedish communities, that bought about a lot of that change & denied, or glossed over that there were any problems.
      Totally prepared to push any one else that disagreed with them under the bus, or saw it as just a little bit of collateral damage.
      Any other ones who spoke about the problems often wanted to be totally anonymous in their interviews,

      This Swedish immigration has been solving the problem of seeking inclusive diversity with great equity to be “accessible” for a decade or so.

      Now I see Tim is called right wing by wiki

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  8. Gang crackdown: Government to introduce legislation to ban gang insignia in public places and gathering in groups

    The Government will introduce legislation to ban all gang insignia in public places, and create greater powers to stop criminal gangs from gathering in groups and communicating, Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police Minister Mark Mitchell said today.

    Speaking at the Auckland Central Police Station, Goldsmith said under the new law to crack down on gangs, police will be able to issue dispersal notices, which will require gang members to immediately leave the area and not associate with one another for seven days.

    Courts will be able to issue non-consorting orders, which will stop specified gang offenders from associating or communicating with one another for up to three years.

    “The law will also be changed to give greater weight to gang membership as an aggravating factor at sentencing, enabling courts to impose more severe punishments,” Goldsmith said.

    Under the legislation, wearing a gang patch in public would come with a penalty of a fine of up to $5000 or up to six months in prison.

    Goldsmith said over the last five years gangs have recruited more than 3000 members, a 51 per cent increase. At the same time, there had been a significant escalation in gang-related violence, public intimidation and shootings, with violent crime up 33 per cent.

    “We need to take action and reduce gangs’ ability to engage in criminal behaviour and prevent them from further endangering and intimidating Kiwis.

    “That is why, as part of National and Act’s coalition agreement, the Government will introduce legislation to ban all gang insignia in public places, and create greater powers to stop criminal gangs from gathering in groups and communicating.”

    Police Minister Mark Mitchell said New Zealanders deserve to feel safe in their homes, communities and public places.

    “For too long gangs have been allowed to behave as if they are above the law. There is no tolerance for this behaviour and these new laws will support Police to take action against it,” Mitchell said.

    Mitchell said the ban on gang patches would apply to funerals/tangi and although funeral services were always emotional events, that doesn’t give gang members the right to disrupt and take over public places.

    The legislation will be introduced to Parliament over the next two weeks, go through the normal public consultation process and expected to be passed into law by the end of the year.

    Mitchell said Police Commissioner Andrew Coster is 100 per cent on board with the legislation and highly motivated to get out there with it.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/gang-crackdown-government-to-introduce-legislation-to-ban-gang-insignia-in-public-places-and-gathering-in-groups/YBGMXBKGNBDHJOTCCKPKGCCOHA/

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  9. ….. Trump scores easy knockout of Nikki Haley in South Carolina
    The former president’s win — which was so decisive that the AP projected him the victor solely based on a voter survey — came in the home state of his only major Republican rival, Nikki Haley. ….

    https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/24/trump-wins-south-carolina-00143160

    Nikki Haley has declared she will still continue on these Republican primaries quest.
    A pustule symptom of the Uni-Party.

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  10. Tulsi Gabbard warns against those who pretend to defend democracy while undermine our freedom.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-W0wFBgkrc
    Tulsi DEFENDS Trump from Nikki ATTACKS as CPAC heats up

    Gabbard, known for her unique perspective and willingness to challenge party lines, Tulso discusses critical issues facing the nation and the importance of unity and bipartisan cooperation. Her speech reflects California’s spirit of innovation and leadership, emphasizing the state’s role

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  11. Vice Media, once valued at $5.7 billion, is shutting down Vice.com and laying off ‘several hundred’ staff

    https://fortune.com/2024/02/23/vice-media-shutting-vice-com-laying-off-several-hundred-staff/

    Background:
    Funded by / Ownership
    According to Forbes, Shane Smith owns approximately (20%), and the rest of the shares belongs to The Walt Disney Company, A&E Networks, TPG Capital (the private equity group), and 21st Century Fox. Vice Media missed revenue targets by $100m, and according to a Forbes article, “ Disney wrote down $157m of its investment in Vice,” which indicates a sign of trouble “for the youth-focused media company.” Further, CNBC reports Vice is reportedly reducing staff by 15%. Vice News is funded primarily through advertising.

    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/vice-news/

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  12. Oh no, Grifty McGriftalot Ganesh Nana, says he was surprised about the rapid disestablishment.
    One minute the trough was there, then..poof…it was gone.

    ‘Blindsided’ Productivity Commission closes for good, as Government axes 22 jobs

    “It was a hasty execution, carried out amid claims it had become unduly politicised since former finance minister Grant Robertson in 2020 appointed Nana to lead it.”

    https://www.thepress.co.nz/politics/350189854/blindsided-productivity-commission-closes-good-government-axes-22-jobs

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  13. You can just imagine the grimace on their faces when the were writing this, and then the mass rectal prolapsing when they had to publish it.

    1News
    @1NewsNZ

    He has now swept every primary counting for Republican voters, further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination.

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  14. The Official Cash Rate will be reviewed this week on Wednesday 28th February.

    Will the OCR go up by 0.25%? Will it stay the same?

    Inflation is high, so the Reserve Bank should raise interest rates, in my opinion.

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  15. Philip Matthews is Senior Editor at ‘The Press.’ He has an abusive partner vibe.

    Philip Matthews
    @secondzeit
    There is a kind of weird delight taken in the inevitable decline of commercial news media, whether it’s the right who see it as woke, or the left who see it as serving power. I’m not sure why both camps seem to welcome its decline though. You’ll miss it when it’s gone.

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  16. What I presumed to be a quote from Sinead Boucher was actually Mark Jennings.

    Winston Peters
    @winstonpeters
    They have said the quiet part out loud.

    On a podcast published by RNZ, hosted by co-editor of Newsroom Mark Jennings he said this:

    “There has been quite a lot of talk in the media – particularly among senior editorial people – about whether we should even report Winston Peters’ attacks on media. When he says there’s corruption – and clearly there’s no basis for that – whether we should all just stick together, and decide not to report him.”

    He admitted that some senior heads of the media are getting together to collude to not report what I say – because what I’m saying is something they don’t like and disagree with.

    It is a glimpse behind the curtain with this astonishing admission that exposes the deep-seated planning and narrative of some ‘senior editorial people’ in the media.

    It highlights with mind boggling clarity just what is wrong with much of our fourth estate.

    Our mainstream media should be unbiased, independent, and non-political. These words from their own mouth shows the exact opposite.

    We are in serious trouble as a democracy when this is our reality.

    https://twitter.com/winstonpeters/status/1761572652869918903

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    • CONTROL OF THE WORLD LIES NOT IN THE HANDS OF KINGS, QUEENS, DICTATORS, PRESIDENTS, OR MONARCHS. CONTROL OF THE WORLD LIES IN THE HANDS OF CENTRAL BANKS WHO COLLECTIVELY CONTROL THE WORLD ECONOMY, THE FINANCIAL MARKETS, AND THEREFORE THE ENTIRE FINANCIAL SYSTEM. MOREOVER, THEY NOW CONTROL THE NARRATIVE AND THEREFORE THE FLOW OF INFORMATION.

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      • Except that China and Russia are now going their own way so not only do we have a war between the Catholic Bankers and the Jewish bankers, the Islamic Bankers but we soon will have a war against the Central Bankers of the US and Britain, all vying for market share. It should be fun.

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  17. History is cyclic.

    PUBLISHED: 25 November 2014

    Berlin was a liberal hotbed of homosexuality and a mecca for cross dressers and transsexuals where the first male-to-female surgery was performed – until the Nazis came to power, new book reveals

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2847643/Berlin-liberal-hotbed-homosexuality-mecca-cross-dressers-transsexuals-male-female-surgery-performed-Nazis-came-power-new-book-reveals.html

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  18. Not good. Why are they so desperate to get that shit into us?

    Health Committee, Tennessee Rep Scott Cepicky “University of California Riverside has already perfected the ability to put human vaccines into our lettuce right now. Also tomatoes has the ability to do that also for UC Berkeley. — Big Tobacco, RJ Reynolds and stuff has perfected the ability to put a human vaccine in the tobacco products.”

    https://twitter.com/WallStreetApes/status/1761550260835660132

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  19. Former Panama Border Chief: UN Is Behind the Chaos at US–Mexico Border
    Panama’s former SENAFRONT director says the U.N. and its nonprofit partners made mass migration worse when they moved into his country.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/former-panama-border-chief-un-is-behind-the-chaos-at-u-s-mexico-border-5593034?src_src=newsnoe&src_cmp=breaking-2024-02-24-2&est=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAc/Eqeh0ByNPbzLQDv2xVRbd1xjyUTaYjpkxfaqmct7pu7cs=

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