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  1. Before you click “agree to all terms” if you’re gonna subscribe to Signal make sure you check what you’re actually allowing them to control because it’s actually your entire device ,beware folks the list of things they want access to is 4 pages long, who can trust the bastards to not sell your information? not me thanks.

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    • Thanks for that revtech120 .
      Like rust the The Deep State does not sleep, & in this is slowly ratcheting & pressuring for more controls, as I commented last night.

      The tying up of the platform of Substack, by new demanding, over reaching financial terms & conditions on their authors.

      …. “When you first set up your Stripe account, we asked you to connect your bank account in order to receive payouts.
      We are now requesting that you link your bank account, which involves sharing details and activity relating to your bank account with Stripe.
      This includes your current account balance and transactions, as well as historical transactions.” …..

      https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/stripe-substack-demand-financial

      I have heard also as Robert Malone has also, other Substack authors as mentioned in the comments.
      They are also being hit with this financial requirement.
      Like Dr. Mercola.

      The Censorship Suppression, controls seems to be looking to find ways to ratchet further controls into place through access to your finances.

      At this stage we must also be thankful that our Ed. is not quite like R. Malone, in needing an income through this blog. 😉

      I see in the comments of sending a cheque by mail, or using a “money order” which is maybe more untraceable?
      Or changing to other banks.

      Seems to be a way of repeating another form of control like the Paypal issue.

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  2. Good morning thank you rev tech 120 I did not even know anything about Signal, so thank you for the information.
    Have a great day and be safe.
    It is very cold in Hamilton this morning, time to put the heat pump on at these temperatures so much for the boiling temperatures we were supposed to have this summer, a couple of days and that was it. I cannot remember how many days it hit the 30s maybe one? Early for these cold temperatures I would have thought. I have to ask is it the start of the new ice age? Oh well it will certainly be our fault if it is.

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    • Morning. It is cold, 3º so have turned the heat pump on but it’s taking time to find any warm air. We had a heavy frost one March but that was years ago. Not a cloud in the sky but no frost. Global boiling pfffft!

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      • Switched the heat pump on late last night as a preventive. 🙂
        A light frost here, on the lower flat lands.
        Sort of edged in just before dawn.
        A beauty of a day, & looking for 19-20 degrees this afternoon, so good to appreciate the sun 🙂

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  3. Always pushing, probing to bring about loss of free speech.
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    ….19th March 2024 …. The [new] training provided …. ….. requires police officers to go after anyone who produces material deemed “threatening and abusive,” ….
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    …… Under the new hate crime law, people who make fun of or misgender trans people, make racial jokes or criticisms of certain religions, or criticize migrants can be prosecuted.
    “The different ways in which a person may communicate material to another person are by: displaying, publishing or distributing the material, for example on a sign, on the internet through
    websites, blogs, podcasts, social media etc., either directly, or by forwarding or repeating material that originates from a third party, through printed media such as magazine publications or leaflets.”
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    The hate crime law goes on to state that “giving, sending, showing, or playing the material to another person” listing examples such as “through online streaming, by email, playing a video, through public performance of a play.”
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    So repeat a joke you heard online, or show someone a spicy meme or commentary of a transgender person or mass migration on your livestream, and, and you too will be arrested. ….

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/24194006.police-scotland-hate-crime-training-leaked/
    Behind a paywall.
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    This Orwellian & “Christchurch Call” in Scotland, is being kept alive in New Zealand by Luxon’s support of Ardern, to await a more opportune time in slipping something like this through.

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    • Simpleton1, Nothing is going to happen here until the high tech information gathering facility being built inside a secure electro fenced compound on Whenuapai Air Force Base is finished , it’s cnut face Arderns baby and the beta soy boy Luxon will probably have the cheek to ask her to officially open it going by his back peddling actions since coming to power..

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    • Of course we all can figure why GBNews have to walk on egg shells & not talk about certain people & be circumspect on certain issues,
      ;Mahyar Tousi TV is also careful but a lot more bolder. 🙂

      They’re COMING for TOUSI TV
      https://youtu.be/7IdFpMdlH9c
      3 mins 09 secs : Feb 18, 2024 : Paul Thorpe

      Met Police are at the door of Mahyer Tousi, fellow YouTuber and Patriot after his channel defends the rights of ordinary British People…

      I Was Reported To Police For Fighting Against Islamism
      https://youtu.be/jNOF-qbcMLk?t=159 : Set to start at on Met Police email, then the phone call.
      30 mins : Feb 16th, 2024 : Mahyar Tousi TV :a

      The freedoms, liberties are being traded out incrementally, & now many of the western institutions & values have long since been sold out.

      Thanks to this Ed & this blog, & others in various ways, for being a part of the pushback.

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      • Thanks for the fascinating links S1. Curiosity of what is happening in the world is essential. NZ is going the same way with politically correct politicians, public service, police, judiciary, msm and other sycophantic hangers on, and the submissive compliance by those still unaware of the fight for freedom going on all around them.

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    • Hold on a mo’

      ….make fun of or misgender trans people….

      They did that to themselves when they pretended to be something they are not .
      We know Tom Cruise can’t beat up 5 males at a time pretending to be Jack Reacher
      We know Angeline Jolie cant beat up three men simultaneously; each of whom are twice her size.
      That is escapism and make believe.

      We know these people are making dicks of themselves by pretending to not have a dick; and that they can get pregnant, and need ‘period products’.

      Cementing in mental illness.
      Now where does that come from ?
      Tavistock maybe
      Should we email Matt Doocey to find out?

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  4. “How to solve a problem like GBNews” & Nigel Farage is calling out the Broadcasting bureaucracy.

    GB News Is Under ATTACK.
    https://youtu.be/dT5qeH161Rc
    4 mins 40 secs : Mar 18, 2024 : GBNews : Nigel Farage.\
    The full transcript is just below.

    Note how they target the advertisers on GBNews.
    Sadly in some ways GBnews self censors tool.

    Another form of the Luxon Ardern controls that work through the Mis, Dis Mal Information bureaucracy.
    Are they still being slyly funded through the Prime Minister & Cabinet offices & supported by the Universities networks?

    Now which way in New Zealand will further controls under the proposed changes in the Broadcasting Act coming up later this year?

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  5. Johnny fell In love, so he asks his father.

    “Daddy, I fell in love and want to date this awesome girl!”

    “That’s a great son. Who is she?”

    “It’s Sandra, the neighbour’s daughter”

    “Ohhh I wish you hadn’t said that. I have to tell you something son, but you must promise not to tell your mother. Sandra is actually your sister.”

    The boy is naturally bummed out, but a couple of months later.

    “Daddy, I fell in love again and she is even hotter!”

    “That’s a great son. Who is she?”

    “It’s Angela, the other neighbour’s daughter.”

    “Ohhhh I wish you hadn’t said that. Angela is also your sister.”

    This went on a couple of times and the son was so mad, he went straight to his mother crying.

    “Mum I am so mad at dad! I fell in love with six girls but I can’t date any of them because dad is their father!”

    The mother hugs him affectionately and says:

    “My love, you can date whoever you want. Don’t listen to him He isn’t your father.”

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      • …they would only be on cycle lanes.

        if only
        You generally see the greenie type bumper sticker – Save this, Save that, Save ‘the next big thing’ on smelly, smokey cars with buggered rings (not talking about Robbers son here , keep it seemly)
        The virtual signalers.
        Via smoke signals.
        Burning extra oil.

        Yes, the (stolen road) cycle lanes are often the best port of the rad as they are so under used.

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  6. Another version of controlling free speech, discussion & debate.

    … Instead, fact checkers let arrogance and ego guide a frazzled and humiliating effort to spin the story. ….
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    …. Facebook’s fact checkers have the capability to target a newsroom and limit reach to the point where journalism is practically invisible.
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    Our page was compromised for months meaning crime, health, education and political stories were all suppressed by Meta through the actions of the fact checkers.
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    If that journalism raised concerns with an election policy, or in this case a referendum bid, our democratic right to free and open elections is compromised. …..

    https://www.skynews.com.au/world-news/exclusive-bombshell-dossier-of-secret-emails-proves-mark-zuckerbergs-facebook-fact-checking-program-has-been-compromised-by-activists/news-story/b8ea56f25f400379e0852540593209ac

    Facebook being 2 Faced, as all set to sell us a bum steer, & now proving their irrelevancy these days.

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  7. (Two short informative video’s that can be played at 1.5 speed for the time challenged.)

    The Fallacies of Virology and the Inversion of Natural Health.
    https://gregreese.substack.com/p/the-fallacies-of-virology-and-the?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-half-post&r=raqju

    Blocking out the sun… what could go wrong?
    Your government will control the weather, and you will like it.
    Weather modification/weather warfare has been going on for decades and it’s not to help humanity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LesqMp-PK4E&list=TLPQMTkwMzIwMjSb1DOEfcswGA&index=6&ab_channel=OFFGRIDwithDOUG%26STACY

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  8. 🤣 Go Winston!

    In fiery interview Winston Peters says Luxon ‘misinformed’ by media
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/20/in-fiery-interview-winston-peters-says-luxon-misinformed-by-media/

    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has claimed that Prime Minister Christopher Luxon had been “misinformed” by the media after the two spoke about Peters’ recent references to Nazi Germany.

    However, Peters now claims Luxon’s understanding of the situation was “misinformed” by the media.

    Peters told Breakfast this morning: “[Luxon] said to me, ‘I was told this, this, and this,’ and I said to him, ‘By who? Did you hear my speech?’ No.

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  9. Demands backfire. The locals can’t make demands now.

    ‘A sad day for Rotorua’: Lakeland Queen goes into liquidation
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/20/a-sad-day-for-rotorua-lakeland-queen-goes-into-liquidation/

    Rotorua tourism paddle boat business Lakeland Queen has gone into liquidation.

    It comes after the company ceased trading due to Covid-19 three years ago, and after its owner opposed a controversial direction to build, gift to iwi, then lease a new jetty in order to resume operations at Rotorua’s Lakefront.

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  10. toxic tova is now toxic narky tova, how low can ya go to nark to a one hit wonder band that winnie plays their song.

    eat shit you bitch, i cant wait to celebrate you once again being jobless. you helped sink newshub and today fm and with crap like this surely stuffed is circling the drain.

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  11. New York City homeowner gets arrested after changing the locks on *her own home* after it got taken over by squatters.

    People can claim “squatter’s rights” if they’ve been squatting for just 30 days at a property. This makes it illegal for homeowners to change the locks, turn off the utilities, or remove the squatters’ belongings.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/its-enraging-nyc-homeowner-arrested-changing-locks-after-squatters-take-over

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  12. Federal police in Brazil have indicted former President Jair Bolsonaro for falsifying his Covid-19 vaccine card in order to travel to the United States and elsewhere during the pandemic.

    During the pandemic, Bolsonaro panned the vaccine – and instead insisted on alternative treatments such as Ivermectin, which has antiviral properties against Covid-19. For this, he was investigated by Brazil’s congress, which recommended that the former president be charged with “crimes against humanity,” among other things, for his actions during the pandemic.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/bolsonaro-indicted-brazilian-police-falsifying-covid-19-vaccine-records

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    • I won’t bother with BBC propaganda
      but
      I lived 2 winters in England.
      It is cold even in the south – London – for months of the year . Nov to March.
      This can extend.
      I understand heat pumps drop away in ability to operate as it gets colder.

      eg
      Heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air (yes, even in winter!). So if you live in a region that gets snowstorms and your outdoor unit is covered with ice or snow, your heat pump may struggle to extract heat as the outdoor temperature plunges. 10 Aug 2023
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      US site; in fahrenheit –
      Heat pumps are known to not work well in colder climates during the winter months. The way they’re built makes it so they’re more efficient in climates where the temperatures don’t drop below freezing. and
      For this reason, heat pumps start to lose efficiency at around 40 degrees F and become less efficient than furnaces at around 25 degrees F.
      —————-

      I don’t have heat pump but others here may confirm or deny.

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      • All correct. A big problem are builders/home owners skimping on cost and installing a lower output unit. Cheap and inadequate doesn’t do the job or not enough units for the size of the home.

        Some users also apparently don’t understand they have to change the output from heat for winter warmth to the cool setting for summer heat.

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      • last place we lived (crappy farm house) the outdoor unit of the heatpump was located behind the house where it would be permanently frosty for a couple of months in winter.
        the fucking heap of shit would literally freeze solid into a giant ice cube after a few hours running then take 2-3months to defrost before you could use it again. thank fuck the house had a good yunca fireplace, i installed a cheap heat transfer unit and that fucker after 30mins would heat the house waaaay better then the heatpump would running flat out when it waant frozen solid.

        fuck heat pumps in a cold climate, only a fucking moron would rely on one and everyone with heatpump in cold climate should have backup form of heating for when the power goes out.
        the fuckwits at the heating outfit tried to get us to install heatpump instead of multifuel burner, heatpump was quite a bit cheaper too but fuck that shit i threw 8k at a new fireplace and dont regret it one bit, i love my house being sauna temps 🙂 doing that with a heat pump would send me broke, costs us bit over 1200bux per year to heat the house but the fire runs continuous from about now through to november… cant beat radiant heat from a fire, way different to gas or electric.

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  13. Smelly lefty dies in cycling occurrence
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    Business and climate journalist and commentator Rod Oram has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a cycling accident on Sunday.

    Oram, who was a journalist for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday afternoon, St Andrews Church – where he attended – confirmed.
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    I have heard of him but was only vaguely aware.
    He is an import Pom.
    I see he is a climate alarmist so, well, sad for his family, not me.
    ————–
    I see from wiki:-
    ..where he was editor of the Business Herald section of The New Zealand Herald from 1997 to 2000.

    Well the Herald Business section, when I read it years ago was always crap that had at least 2/3 adverts to any feeble editorial. Little analysis apart from Brian Gaynor articles (an Irish import) .
    ———-
    He is recently a newsroom shill

    This :-
    “We see the deep damage we’re inflicting around the world. Ecosystems are suffering, societies are shattering, politics are polarising and economies are failing to deliver what we need. Conventional ways create the problems. We need different ways to enable us to achieve deep ecological, social, economic and cultural sustainability.”

    A lot has changed in New Zealand and the rest of the world since I wrote those words in my first weekly Newsroom column on August 7, 2017.

    alarm alarm alarm ****
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    a big ol’ pommy whinge on the fact that the new coalition will speed up project approval, a few weeks ago.
    https://newsroom.co.nz/2024/02/16/welcome-to-rip-shit-and-bust-economic-development/
    —————
    I will not speak well of someone who was a prick in life. they dont suddenly become an un-prick in death.

    Loss for his family and friends, not all of us.
    A loss to Luxon as he loves churnalists; probably lining up a career in churnalism when his PM gig is over – inside 4 to 7 years at most.

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    • You can see his credentials when te Criminals Party is first in to praise him
      —————————–
      New Green Party co-leader Chlöe Swarbrick shared her condolences to social media saying – “Moe mai rā Rod Oram, intellectual giant of progressive civil society; kind, patient and generous human to all.

      “The climate movement has lost a champion far too soon. The Green Party sends our deep condolences and love to his whānau, friends and community at this tragic time.”

      Green MP Julie Anne Genter described Oram as “a thoughtful, curious, kind, and compassionate person”.
      ————–

      Wow, suddenly te Criminals Pardy is concerned about the environment .
      ….after jettisoning Kennedy Graham and David Clendon
      The party for whom Sue Bradford was NOT radical enough to be a co-leader of …

      It just gets bedder and bedder.
      Maybe Mr Oram should have had a car driving behind his bike, like Julia Anne does !!

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    • Yep. zero, Inuit and Myob did for accountants. Now they pander your taxes.

      Podcasts have done over the news. Whats not to like?

      Good IT has done wonders for customer service when it is used properly.

      Good IT has transformed production processes as have robot and they don’t think the wordsmiths will get done?

      The biggest one to come will be education. Will rid of a lot of second grade teaching and use experts in the subjects, especially at higher level. Only beginning.

      Add google and twitter now x and there’s plenty more to come.

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  14. A Swedish MP who advocated for open borders during the 2015 refugee crisis said she has completely changed her mind and now wants to see a significant number of deportations. Why??

    When veteran Swedish police investigator Peter Springare was asked about the demographics of those responsible for violent crimes, he didn’t mince his words.
    “Here we go; this is what I’ve handled from Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment,” he wrote.
    “Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again. Christopher… what, is it true? Yes, a Swedish name snuck in on the edges of a drug crime. Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again,” he added.
    Diversity proving to be “our greatest strength” yet again.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ive-changed-my-mind-swedish-open-borders-mp-makes-complete-u-turn

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    • Never got what the Market gig was .
      Bought my Waikato Brand Easter eggs there on Monday. Anything to help.
      Not Cadbury.

      Best headphones for years are JBL 200 I bought there about 2.5 years ago.
      Over ear. I have found the customers ratings useful.
      The 200 was rated best, whereas the more expensive 300 or 400 were lower rated.
      At $90 got good headphones; comfortable for hours of listening.

      Until and unless they can crack the supermarket gig they will not have much room to grow esp. as K Mart has improved its game in recent years in the same market space.

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    • and we need to know this irrelevant shit because????

      reeeee the vax, it was the vax that done it reeeeeeee

      i know 14 and a 17yr old that dropped dead “died suddenly”… that was over 20yrs ago, can i blame it on the vax too cuz to you butthurt vax nutters no one ever died prior to covid and all aneurysms, heart failures, strokes etc were non existent and only happened post covid vax.

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    • From SA’s link:

      …….”In recent years, various politicians who have stated they are Māori have been put down by other Māori politicians. We are all Māori if we have whakapapa to a tipuna/atua Māori, regardless of what political ideology or religion we subscribe to.”……

      What if it’s someone Maori really, really don’t like or don’t agree with? For instance David Seymour.

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    • About 20 years ago I assisted an Italian in New Zealand with a Doctor’s appointment.
      I was sort of surprized in filling out the background forms, that divided Europeans into Northern & Southern Europeans.
      Then there was the sub-continent (India, Pakistan) and many other break downs, let alone our Maori & further splits of the Polynesian.
      All of this is to help a Doctor to figure what is supposed to be a normal range in tests, and what possible diseases to be on the lookout for.

      It is sort of like what may run in families, whether certain cancers? or heart problems?

      …. 2006 …. are important because they provide a method for scientists to take into account European ancestry when looking for genes involved in diseases. …
      https://www.newswise.com/articles/distinct-genetic-profiles-for-northern-southern-europeans-found

      Now it seems they are pushing the health system to be blinded to the advances made over many years.
      A slippery slope, to spiritual stone-age thinking.

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    • “Dr Karaitiana Taiuru is a leading authority and a highly accomplished visionary Māori technology ethicist specialising in Māori rights with AI, Māori Data Sovereignty and Governance with emerging digital technologies and biological sciences.”

      A world acknowledged expert on absolutely nothing!

      Yep, Grifter sums him up. Adds absolutely nothing to society,

      https://taiuru.co.nz/about/

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    • I have just lodged my submission on the RC terms. First point was that it needs independent commissioners that were not involved in anyway with the pandemic response. It may not help get the all encompassing inquiry we want but I would suggest that we should all be making a submission before 24th March. It is not too onerous both VFF and NZDSOS have templates available.

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  15. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the Biden administration’s attempts to keep the US border open – allowing Texas to enforce a new law giving local police the power to arrest migrants.
    With three liberal justices dissenting, the conservative-majority court rejected an emergency request by the Biden administration which claimed that states have no authority to legislate on immigration.
    The ruling means that Texas’ law can go into effect while litigation continues in lower courts.
    The law, SB4, allows police to arrest migrants who illegally cross into the United States from Mexico, and imposes criminal penalties. It also empowers judges to deport people to Mexico.

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  16. The FBI must face a lawsuit filed by a Muslim man who has since been removed from the bureau’s “no-fly list,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 19.
    Yonas Fikre, an Eritrean national and American citizen, sued the FBI in 2015 after having issues traveling due to being on the no-fly list, which is part of the government’s terrorist screening database. It bars certain people from flying.
    “The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision is a major blow to the lawlessness that has allowed the FBI to amass almost two million people on their secret lists. This is but the latest indication that the FBI’s secret watch lists have no place in our country,” Gadeir Abbas, an attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations who is representing Mr. Fikre, told The Epoch Times in an email.
    Government officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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    • Nixon should have shut down the FBI in 1972 when that vile cross dresser, Hoover, became worm tucker.

      They were spying on him just as they were Trump; and other presidents.
      Dogshit Hoover kept records on anyone of prominence and used these as blackmail. He blackmailed 5 presidents, at least.

      The whole Watergate shitstorm was crap fed to Bernstein and Woodward for the takedown.
      Mark Felt was ‘Deep Throat’ and a treasonous prick.
      Woodward was a spook in the US Navy and then an informer/operative for the CIA.

      Bernstein was keeping up the yiddish element …of oversight !!
      from wiki
      Both his parents were civil-rights activists and members of the Communist Party USA in the 1940s.
      > However, Bernstein was dismissed from the university after the fall 1964 semester for bad grades. Not that bright.

      They were spoon-fed the takedown from the letter agencies. They could not do another bullet-based assassination so soon after Kennedy.
      They did a character assassination.
      You know MSM lie; like a rabbit has sexual relations.
      This was one more example .

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  17. A company founded by Bill Gates is planning on being the first to build a new generation of nuclear power plants based on small modular reactors (SMRs) in the United States. These plans usually have a power capacity of 300MW or less, which is about 1/3rd of regular reactors.
    TerraPower has officially “joined the race” against Russia and China to develop lower-cost nuclear reactors, according to FT this week.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bill-gates-backed-company-seeks-be-first-deploy-small-modular-nuclear-reactors-power-us

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  18. ACT celebrates as hate speech law halted

    “ACT is proud to have played a principled role in defending freedom of expression in New Zealand,” says ACT Justice spokesman Todd Stephenson in response to the Justice Minister’s instruction to the Law Commission to halt work on hate speech legislation.

    “ACT believes the first role of the state is to protect people from tangible attacks on their person or property. Hate speech laws, as planned by Labour, sought to go far further by protecting people from unpleasant opinions.

    “The best response to those sharing hateful opinions is condemnation and counter-argument – not to create new government powers that could be turned against peaceful citizens.

    “As in many areas, the Government is not going as far as ACT would like, but it is going further than it would without ACT. We will continue to advocate for stronger action to defend freedom of expression, such as abolishing the anti-speech Human Rights Commission.”

    https://twitter.com/actparty/status/1770277453141070105

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  19. Now we see a bit more of the workings, the change in the terms & condition in certain banking accounts, slowly becoming the new normal, as mentioned early this morning as in this thread started above by revtech120
    https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-1793/#comment-389140
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    ….. One of the biggest areas of growth is in credit assessments. Under open banking, lenders could directly access an individual’s banking data, so they can look beyond credit scores. Consumers can also use it to build their credit scores, for example by proving reliable rent payments.
    .
    “It drives financial inclusion,” said Child. “It’s democratizing data …..
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    …. “We have to be realistic when we are talking about disrupting one of the world’s oldest and most established industries,” said Nicholas Schiavo, director of federal affairs at the Council of Canadian Innovators.
    .
    There is an education component needed, but overall Canadians don’t need to understand the system itself so much as its benefits, he said. ….
    .
    …. open banking spreads globally to places like Australia, India, Singapore and progress is made toward it in the U.S., there are also signs that new entrants are catching on faster. …..

    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/big-changes-coming-canadians-bank-100000186.html
    .
    All sounds sweet & nice, but it is seriously being ok by government, ready for hair cuts & further controls.
    .
    A few years ago as I was helping some one with their bank issues, I asked that bank if I could open an account there, with a reasonable sized amount of money.
    To my surprise they refused, except unless they would only do that if they got all my business.
    So it is not so straight forward to have an unconnected bank account, in this evolving form of sharing all your information.
    Even last century I was well aware that the main banks in NZ were also well aware if one had another bank where you held an account on the down-low.

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    • So the USA is Federal Reserve has between the yeah nahhh pushing along as a priority all the time.

      ….. The Fed and the Biden admin have been reassuring the public that they are not planning on introducing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the country. ….

      …… a document on X that highlights that the Biden admin views CBDC development as a top priority. …..
      https://slaynews.com/news/biden-admin-digital-cash-key-duty-federal-reserve/

      More steps put into place so it will soon be all go.
      So it is all on, & the push will be to get this done, as soon as, before the November 2024 elections.

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  20. RFK on the CDC 100% redacted document released under an FOI request.
    Robert Kennedy Jr. Weighs In
    “Attorney and independent presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. sounded off on the CDC Tuesday, blasting the health agency’s decision to withhold its 148-page myocarditis report from the public.
    “He said, “The level of arrogance and contempt for the public in releasing a 100% redacted document is staggering. The CDC is thumbing its nose at the Freedom of Information Act,” hinting that full or partial disclosure of the previously redacted information is inevitable.
    Kennedy continued. “Without transparency, there is no such thing as democracy. When I’m President, the CDC won’t get to decide what the public can see. Everything will be out in the open, and you won’t need a FOIA request to read any taxpayer-funded data.”

    https://vigilantnews.com/post/cdc-hit-by-new-bombshell-warning-from-robert-kennedy-jr/?omnisendContactID=64f0f8aa94a54bbd3d3b1ff2

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  21. Russian fast-food chain Vkusno i Tochka, which replaced McDonald’s after the US company left the country due to sanctions, more than doubled its revenues last year, according to an earnings report cited by Interfax.

    By June 2022, all of McDonald’s Russian outlets had been sold to the company’s local licensee, Aleksander Govor, who renamed and rebranded the chain. McDonald’s later revealed that leaving Russia had cost the company $1.3 billion.

    https://www.rt.com/business/594483-russia-mcdonalds-replacement-revenue/

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  22. The two entitled if mentally defective wankers who decided to outrun a Thai cop on scooters & later assaulted him are certainly in a spot of bother. From https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/20/why-the-kiwis-arrested-in-thailand-may-face-a-lengthy-uphill-battle/

    ……”the Kiwis allegedly committed their offences at a time where tensions around tourists are already heightened.”……

    The article goes on to quote BBC South East Asia Correspondent Jonathan Head thus:

    …….””Unfortunately for these two New Zealand lads, their incident has happened just at that time. So I think the public mood is very much about ‘get tough with foreigners who don’t behave properly.'”…….

    It seems that Hunty has gone deep cover though there’s little to suggest his involvement in the incident. When he surfaces we may get some personal observations on how the Thailand justice system works. 🙂

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  23. Putin Wins Transparent Russian Reelection, Biden Calls it a Dictatorship – Zelensky Cancels Ukraine Elections, Biden Calls it a Democracy.
    A contrast that highlights how far the west has fallen. Russia holds transparent elections and Vladimir Putin wins 87% of the vote, resoundingly being re-elected; yet Biden calls it a dictatorship. Meanwhile Ukraine cancels all elections, Zelensky declares the political opposition party unlawful; yet Biden calls it a democracy.

    The totalitarian areas and liberty areas are inverting, a direct outcome of western governments cleaving the globe. What they now call “globalism” or “multinationalism” is a fracturing of the international compact, where the “western democracies” separates from the rest of the world. This reality is increasingly obvious to the ordinary person, and the Ukraine vs Russia war narrative stands as evidence of how abusive Western government gaslighting has become.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2024/03/18/putin-wins-transparent-russian-reelection-biden-calls-it-a-dictatorship-zelensky-cancels-ukraine-elections-biden-calls-it-a-democracy/

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    • Good spotting there

      I would not lend Ben-jarman Kepes an umbrella if it was pissing with rain. And I have three.

      The second link – if Kepes stood down as a director the previous week then why was he doing all the yakking about a failed Supie ?

      I went to a presentation circa 2104 – Attache software -and he was the keynote speaker -there in person telling us how he could have done the presentation from his home in rural Canterbury.
      So why didnt he? What, to get a flight, accommodation, payment for 2 days, instead if a couple of hours.

      From First link- you know he is a lying leftie when in Sep 2104 he said he would leave the country if…
      blah blah

      He is a self promoting creep.

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  24. Another inversion occurring, in the USA.
    Becoming a safer society. 🙂

    ….. “It suggests that when we get the final data in October, we will have seen likely the largest one-year decline in murder that has ever been recorded.”

    There was a similar situation after gun sales surged in 2013.
    Breitbart News pointed out that private gun sales skyrocketed during 2013 with 21,093,273 background checks,
    and, according to the FBI, “offenses” in the categories of violent crimes and property crimes decreased during the first six months of 2014. ……

    https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2024/03/19/fbi-figures-show-crime-fell-americans-stocked-guns-2023/

    Like more free speech is needed, and in this case more guns, it would seem to lower crime, & probably makes a more courteous society.

    In my opinion the problematic issues are the Drugs for Depression, steroids, and those Gender Bender hormones that do not seem to be looked at or considered.

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  25. Most of the vaccinated people could not handle this highly radioactive truth, if they truly believed it.
    Because of the many psychological conditions and psychiatric illnesses which are being caused by these shots, the vaxxed are already quite vulnerable to melting down and/or going crazy.
    Honestly, who wouldn’t go stark raving mad after finding out what the government and/or your employer and/or your doctor did to you by mandating these killshots, clotshots and cancershots.

    https://stateofthenation.co/?p=217739

    And the nano tech in the shots – Transhumanism.

    AI is Starting to Scare People – And So It Should!

    For these psychotic individuals, there is a race on to develop an artificial human entity essentially indistinguishable from a robot. A Transhuman.

    “AI will make it possible to enhance and upgrade humans.” Meaning upgrade them into being inhuman/non-human.

    Amongst those at the forefront of pursuing this techno-human vision are Professor Yuval Noah Harari, chief advisor to Klaus Schwab and Sam Altman, founder of Open AI/Chat GPT.

    https://21stcenturywire.com/2024/03/16/ai-is-starting-to-scare-people-and-so-it-damn-well-should/

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      • Why is the same western media obsessively reheating five-month-old allegations against Hamas so reluctant to focus on Israel’s current, horrifying atrocities?
        Israel claims it is targeting Hamas, but its actions tell an entirely different story. Famine will kill off the sick and vulnerable long before it does Hamas fighters.
        The truth is, Israel is not primarily eradicating Hamas. It is eradicating Gaza. Its crimes are at least as cruel and savage as anything Hamas did on 7 October – and its atrocities have been carried out on a far larger scale and for far longer.
        Western establishments and their media have been waging a giant campaign of misdirection for the past five months, as they have against Palestinians over previous years and decades. Western publics have been encouraged to look in the wrong direction. Until that changes, the men, women and children of Gaza will continue to pay the heaviest of prices at the hands of a vengeful, sadistic Israeli military.
        https://www.unz.com/jcook/torture-executions-babies-left-to-die-sexual-abuse-these-are-israels-crimes/

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        • The Palestinians have made it crystal clear that they want to kill the Jews and destroy Israel. The leadership of Hamas couldn’t care less what happens to the people of Gaza – otherwise they would surrender and release any hostages who are still alive.

          While unz.com has some interesting articles, it also has a strong anti-Jewish bias.

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  26. The right needs to stop toadying to media. It needs to reaffirm its values. Establish what is TRUE and RIGHT as its guiding principles. Conserve the virtues of the ancients, bring them to life again. Build statues of great men, reaffirm heirachy. Build beautiful buildings. Reject managerialism & technique.

    The left hate men and women of talent, of morality, of virtue. All is a grey goo of relative anything goes madness.

    It seems so simple.

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    • The left engineer leftists. They take confused kids and castrate them so that they can ONLY be regime soldiers. Like angry Eunuchs.

      [Reich – The Sexual Revolution] They wrote textbooks on the process. Or, try stomach Magnus Hirschfield.

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  27. Epstein Island’s Reid Hoffman, Megadonor to E. Jean Carroll, Nikki Haley Funds MeidasTouch Group Behind ‘Bloodbath’ Hoax.

    MeidasTouch intentionally omitted that Trump was referring to an economic bloodbath for the auto industry in his speech in Ohio on Saturday. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, alongside the corporate media, took up the theme, alleging the former president was threatening “political violence.”

    https://www.sgtreport.com/2024/03/revealed-epstein-islands-reid-hoffman-megadonor-to-e-jean-carroll-nikki-haley-funds-meidastouch-group-behind-bloodbath-hoax/

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  28. To encourage uptake of the Pfizer booster vaccine by people who feel it hasn’t been tested sufficiently participants names will be entered into a free prize draw for a flight on the new Boeing 737 MAX.

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  29. Via email so excuse the long post. A look at Russia from a recent visitor-
    March 18, 2024
    [Editor’s Note: Today’s article was written by a colleague who recently traveled to Russia. These are his observations about the current situation on the ground.]
    Today in Russia, there is unmistakable tension in the air.
    You definitely don’t want to speak out against the war or the current regime— it’s an almost guaranteed way to lose your job or end up in a prison.
    That’s why everyone is so careful about what they say, and to whom they say it. Unless you know someone really, really well, you have to avoid any potentially controversial topics.
    The TV blasts propaganda on a daily basis, effectively brainwashing millions of people. It’s surprising how many Russians seems to believe the news… or at least pretend to believe it.
    The national elections took place this past weekend. Despite the official numbers reporting 77% voter turnout, most people I spoke to didn’t plan on voting since, “the result will be the same anyway.”
    This is all eerily reminiscent of the Soviet Union.
    Yet at the same time— and completely unlike the days of the Soviet Union— the Russian economy is doing surprisingly well.
    Western nations thought that their sanctions would cripple Russia. But that hasn’t happened. Russia’s unemployment rate currently stands at a historically low 3%— less than even the United States.
    A friend in the tourism business has been very busy selling tour packages to a luxury hotel in the UAE in the past couple of years.
    And a business person who imports and resells industrial equipment told me business is very good for him now, because sanctions have forced his foreign competitors to exit the Russian market.
    In this way, sanctions have actually benefited many sectors of the economy since Russia is no longer able to import products from Europe and the US. So many Russian businesses have created new products to replace these imports.
    To give you an example, European cheeses and meats are very popular in Russia. But now, rather than be imported from France and Italy, they are produced by local Russian companies.
    Large auto brands like Toyota and Volkswagen have been replaced— either by significantly cheaper Chinese brands (which offer decent quality at a much lower price), or by Russia’s own automotive brand, Lada.
    For workers, salaries have also gone up— in large part because of labor shortages.
    Roughly one million Russians have reportedly left the country since the start of the war— and most of these people are in their prime working years.
    The government is also paying quite handsomely to recruit people into the military; contract soldiers earn the equivalent of $2,200 per month— which is a fairly hefty salary in Russia, especially for someone of limited education.
    The government seems to be trying to balance economic needs with the war effort. And as a result, almost anyone with a stable job (and who pays taxes) has been able to easily avoid the military draft.
    You might be also surprised to learn, in fact, that draft evasion is just an administrative offense in Russia, as opposed to a criminal offense.
    It’s usually naturalized foreigners, i.e. people who originally come from former Soviet republics like Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Azerbaijan, who don’t know the rules about the military draft. Consequently, these foreigners are on the front lines in substantial numbers.
    Criminals also make up a significant percentage of contract soldiers. And due to lack of proper training and equipment, many of them will not come back. A lot of people here think this is a deliberate ‘social cleansing’.
    It’s also one of the reasons why Moscow is now one of the safest cities in the world.
    The city was incredibly safe even before the war. But it’s on a whole different level now.
    While vehicle theft and break-in are somewhat of an epidemic in places like San Francisco, such crimes are simply unheard of now in Moscow.
    If you go to any random cafe in the city, you’ll find most people don’t even bother watching their bags or laptops. Delivery guys will leave their expensive electric bikes unlocked while they go upstairs to people’s apartments to drop off food.
    I should also point out how incredibly cheap Russia is.
    Moscow is one of the largest, most advanced and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The standard of living is extremely high.
    Yet life in the city is now objectively cheaper than every other major city in the world. And I’m not just talking about Tokyo, New York, London, and Sydney.
    Moscow is even cheaper than Sao Paolo. Mumbai. Johannesburg. Bangkok. Even Tbilisi, Georgia. And that’s especially true if you’re spending dollars or euros.
    A 2-hour 80 km taxi ride from one of Moscow’s several airports (again, it’s a huge city) cost me just $26. Lunch in a mid-level restaurant with wine was about $15 per person.
    Sure, you might pay similar prices in a tier-2 or tier-3 town somewhere in Latin America, but, again, in terms of standard of living, Moscow is on the same level as London.
    So at this point I believe it is the most undervalued city in the world.
    Perhaps most surprising is that Russia’s bureaucracy has been completely overhauled.
    I was shocked to learn that government offices are now open 12 hours a day, six days a week. And the employees actually strive to be efficient and helpful.
    When you renew your passport or drivers license, for example, you’re invited to leave a review about the service you received. Government workers’ salaries actually depend on these reviews… so they have a financial incentive to provide good service.
    It’s similar with public works projects— they strive to be fast and efficient. And there have been a great number of those lately.
    Infrastructure in Moscow and elsewhere seems to be improving by the day. New metro lines and roads are everywhere. Airports are modernizing, even despite the war.
    And given the backlash that Russian citizens have faced around the world, the government has encouraged domestic tourism, with several mega-projects under development in resort towns on the Black Sea.
    Overall Russia (and Moscow in particular) is a veritable tale of two cities. On one hand, there is palpable tension in this country, and the constant risk that if you slip up and say the wrong thing to the wrong person, then you could easily wind up in prison.
    Suffice it to say that the Russian state has little tolerance for dissent.
    Yet on the other hand, Moscow is one of the nicest, safest, most advanced, yet simultaneously cheapest of tier-1 global cities.
    The Russian economy has proven robust. Income taxes remain low (the top rate is just 15%). The government is shockingly efficient.
    Western leaders continue to believe that their “devastating” sanctions will cripple the Russian economy, and that the Kremlin will soon be on its knees begging for peace.
    They are sorely mistaken.
    After this trip it’s clear to me that Russia has the capability to continue this war for a long, long time.
    To your freedom,
    James Hickman
    Co-Founder, Schiff Sovereign LLC

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  30. Nearly 60% of students with marketing degrees are working high-school level jobs five years after graduation

    Generation Z, a demographic known for its adeptness in self-promotion and social media engagement, has shown significant interest in marketing degrees, particularly in creative aspects like brand development and advertising. Handshake, a platform focused on connecting undergraduates with job opportunities, reports a substantial increase in applications for marketing roles, nearly tripling since 2021.

    Despite this surge in interest, the job market for marketing graduates has become increasingly competitive, exacerbated by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field. A recent study by the Burning Glass Institute and Strada Education Foundation found that nearly 60% of marketing students end up working in jobs that require only high school-level skills five years after graduation.

    https://unusualwhales.com/news/nearly-60-of-students-with-marketing-degrees-are-working-high-school-level-jobs-five-years-after-graduation

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