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  1. Good morning all another cold day in Hamilton 3.9 heat pump on and all well in the Lizziep world. Woke this morning bright eyed and bushy tailed for some very odd reason. Maybe it was Winston giving it to Luxflakes yesterday or the day before that has given me some hope for the future with the so called press having a hissy fit regarding their made up version of what he said. It has all made me slightly happy with the whole thing.
    Have a brilliant day people and be safe.



    • Morning Lizzie, cool here in the Hub of the Universe. Rain on the way for the weekend, summer has, but gone.

      The Bullshit detector is working in overdrive this morning. Why is it that these Charities have to be so dishonest in their quest for sympathy and your money.

      Anyway is seems, that it is only off white children like little “Junior Lotolahi” that work to support their family, working early shifts at some un-named sweat shop as a “Security Guard”, then toddle off to School, – late, get home, rip into their homework, all whilst dreaming of playing Rugby professionally. Even the quoted words from little “Junior” are perfect English, not bad for someone who seems to have missed so much School in South Auckland.

      Here is a Tear Jerker of an opinion piece that will get you tear ducts welling up.

      Ooohhh and by they way, at the bottom of the Tear Jerking opinion piece, you will be encouraged to – DONATE.

      These people like KidsCan, and all the rest of them that offer this sort of Bullshit or that have become Political have lost me, permanently. All these organisations should, with a bit of luck end up the same way as that once great NZ Charity, CORSO have, who became political and have all but disappeared.




        • They have taken to write their life history on the bottom of their article/life history, now to try and make out they are people just like you and me!
          Won’t work you are going to be redundant and no we won’t feel sorry for you!



      • ‘One teacher said a girl who could have gone to university instead left school at 16 to operate the Stop/Go signs for a road crew.’
        Yeah, nah – if she was ‘bright’ enough to go to university she should have been able to get a better job than that.
        There is a stench of bullshit in the air.



  2. Morning Troopers,
    This story raises its ugly head again. It epitomises everything that’s wrong with this country. This bloke was entirely within his rights on his private land. The police should have been in day 1 and thrown the riff raff out. It’s a bloody tree for crying out loud – how much cultural significance can it have? Did they historically piss on it?

    Kaitāia GP taking legal action against council over ‘huge loss’ on occupied land sale



    • Maori tradition Saggy says, the Kuri that Kupe bought to A O Tea A Roa, had it’s first Dump on Terra Firma at the base of this historical and spiritual tree after it disembarked from the great Waka. This is why it has so much cultural significance.

      All Kuri dumped upon trees are sacred.



  3. The Nats have never liked rail, too much money from the truckers and fuckers.
    So here’s a plan they have in their tiny minds.


    ISLE OF ISLAY has been launched on Saturday March 16 at Cemre shipyard in Turkey. This is the first in a series of 4 nearly identical ropax for domestic lifeline ferry service in Scotland.
    They will be part of the much-expected fleet renewal for the Clyde & Hebrides area. Ferguson pair will complete this new vessels before more are added later on.
    ISLE OF ISLAY will b ejust under 95m long and 18.7 meter wide. it will accommodate up to 107 cars and 350 passengers. The electric propulsion will feature latest generation diesel generators & batteries while Voith Schneider propeller will ensure best-in-class manoeuvring skills.
    The concept design has been provided by NaValue while LMG Marin has been providing the shipyard with the basic design package. I have to say that the result looks like the initial renderings! Very sharp and nice looking.
    Operator: Calmac
    Owner: Cmal
    design : Navalue & LMG Marin
    Shipyard: Cemre
    Where: Islay island
    When: Q4 2024

    Here are the pics.
    Another bit of NZ going to an oversea;s owner I guess with no tax paid in NZ as usual and then you wonder why we all get taxed so much. When will we own anything the maori’s haven’t claimed?

    there’s reason why Rail picked big boats. Try fiz boating the Straits on a rough day.



    • You realise V2, that you have not been told the full story on the size and reasons why these Ferries were cancelled by the Coalition Government. It was not totally the funding issue as claimed by the media as the reason for cancellation. As to a Hybrid ferry, I for one would not want to travel on one in the waters that are the Cook Strait, but that is a side issue.

      Here is the problem. The Hybrid ferries KiwiRail wanted were designed 44 meters too long and 5 meters too wide, than the maximum allowed, for operating in Picton and the Sounds. Being oversize they simply were not safe to operate in nearly every respect.

      KiwiRail when they were at the start of the new Ferry proposal and planning, approached the Picton Harbour Master with the design plans for the Ferries, who at that point told KiwiRail, to Fuck Off. the Ferries were designed too large and could not safely operate, berth or turn in Picton and the Sounds and he, the Harbour Master, would simply not allow them to operate in Picton.

      KiwiRail ignored the Harbour Master and went ahead anyway.


      Well KiwiRail and their Board and Management were banking on the Minister of Transport, the Finance Minister and Government telling the Picton Harbour Master to pull his head in and over ride the Harbour Master and therefore, Kiwirail would get their way.

      Simple as that. Arrogance.

      My pick is KiwiRail will exit operating the InterIslander and the Cook Strait Ferries either partially or totally and a Private operator will come along and take over sooner than later.



      • Thanks AH. There had to be more to it than the crap we’ve been fed to date.

        In the previously functional colony of Godzone we once had journalists who would have done some digging but alas they are too busy trying to change the elected government to one that suits their dogmas.



      • Having recently been in an interislander that lost power for an hour and drifted randomly, I can only think that KiwiRail were praying for 3Waters money to come and do some engine maintenance for them.

        Also our boat did a 90 degree maneuver, under full power, with fog horn blazing, about 500m out from Picton in the narrow straight. Captain drift-at-sea was trying to dodge some drunken fisherman, but can attest having a somewhat nimble sized craft might be useful.

        Next time though, I pick a different boat.



  4. The young woman who submitted the tech support message below (about her relationship to her husband) presumably did it as a joke. Then she got a reply that was way too good to keep to herself. The tech support people’s love advice was hilarious and genius!

    The query:

    Dear Tech Support,

    Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.

    Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

    What can I do?

    Signed, Desperate

    The response (that came weeks later out of the blue):

    Dear Desperate,

    First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: I thought you loved me.html and try to download Tears 6.2. Do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

    However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta version. Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.

    In addition, please do not attempt to re-install the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0.

    Good Luck



    Saturday 20th October

    Saw him in the evening and he was acting really strangely. I had been shopping in the afternoon with the girls and I did turn up a bit late so thought it might be that.
    The bar was really crowded and loud so I suggested we go somewhere quieter to talk. He was still very subdued and distracted so I suggested we go somewhere nice to eat.

    All through dinner he just didn’t seem himself; he hardly laughed and didn’t seem to be paying any attention to me or to what I was saying. I just knew that something was wrong.
    He dropped me back home and I wondered if he was going to come in; he hesitated but followed.

    I asked him again if there was something the matter but he just half shook his head and turned the television on.

    After about 10 minutes of silence, I said I was going upstairs to bed.

    I put my arms around him and told him that I loved him deeply. He just gave a sigh and a sad sort of smile. He didn’t follow me up but later he did, and I was surprised when we made love.
    He still seemed distant and a bit cold, and I started to think that he was going to leave me and that he had found someone else.
    I cried myself to sleep.

    Saturday 20th October

    All Blacks lost to South Africa. Gutted. Got a shag though



  6. Parents in Australia’s most populous state could be imprisoned for up to five years if they try to stop their children from undergoing dangerous and irreversible “gender-affirming care“.

    Starting from midnight, Polish farmers have initiated a widespread protest action, blocking roads in 500 locations across the country, opposing European Union policies and demanding a halt to agricultural imports from Ukraine

    Billionaire Elon Musk has spoken out in the case of 16-year-old schoolgirl Loretta B., who was pulled out of her classroom by police last week because of a TikTok post in support of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
    In her TikTok post, she asked “What do Germany and the Smurfs have in common: They are both blue.” The post was in reference to the AfD, which has blue party colors.




  7. Although it is tempting to find a way to blame Satan, Communism or wokeness for this debacle the real reason has much to do with the Godaddled society we of the West live in. From https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/severely-disable-australian-teen-forced-into-chemotherapy-against-family-doctors-wishes-after-court-ruling/PXASR6O6CFDNDC3EWYC773EPB4/

    # “A severely disabled Australian teenager who has as many as six seizures a day will be forced to undergo “invasive” cancer treatment despite both her family and doctor’s plea for her to “die peacefully” at home under palliative care.”

    # “…..the disabled teen would likely need to be “shackled down” to receive the chemo treatment and revealed she had already pulled out two cannulas from her arm and removed a nasal gastro tube in previous incidents.”

    # “The judge said while treatment would be difficult, it “does not mean it should not be undertaken” and that “not making the orders is effectively a death sentence”. ”

    So a severely mentally handicapped child will be tortured so that the spineless judiciary & hospital administrators will qualify for a meeting with their imaginary God when they die.

    Got it.



  8. A rare terror attack has unfolded at Pakistan’s strategic port city of Gwadar on Wednesday, which is crucial to the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A group of heavily armed militants stormed the complex and engaged in a lengthy firefight with security forces.
    Pakistan authorities identified the attackers as Baloch separatists, which had also been armed with bombs. At least seven of the militants were shot dead by security forces. The port has for more than the past decade been run by the China Overseas Port Holding Company.




  9. French Units In Ukraine Will Be ‘Priority’ Target, Warns Russia.

    Russian intelligence has alleged that France is preparing a military contingent of 2,000 troops to be deployed on the ground in Ukraine. The claim was made by Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin on Tuesday, and was quickly picked up in international headlines, also given it is rare for him to make statements like this.
    “The current leadership of the country [France] does not care about the deaths of ordinary French people or about the concerns of the generals,” Naryshkin said as translated in TASS. “According to information coming to the Russian SVR, a contingent to be sent to Ukraine is already being prepared. Initially, it will include around 2,000 troops.”




  10. Irish PM falls. Rainbow regime stooge gone, in a murky irish bog mist.

    He is gay, so can’t be leaving to spend more time with his family. The western leaders offered up by this corrupt system are a joke. Gay Indian called Voldemort. No matter how bad you think it is in NZ, it’s not all that bad yet.



  11. The Next Greta? Meet Xiye Bastida.

    The World Economic Forum has spoken and chosen its newest climate change darling – Xiye Bastida. Greta Thunberg has been replaced by a more diverse candidate from the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community in Mexico who is based in New York City. The WEF said she is one of the top 10 women to watch in 2024, as she will become the new voice of the climate change movement.
    Good luck kid!




  12. Comment from a young European woman-
    “Marion Maréchal: “I am waking up at the age of 34 in a European Union which is a digital colony of the United States, an economic colony of China, a demographic colony of Africa, and is becoming a religious and cultural colony of Islam.”



    US-UK-NATO Terror Group Launching Terrorist Attacks
    Against Russian Oil Industry From Ukraine
    This asymmetric terror war, being purposefully waged on both Russian energy infrastructure and civilian population centers, has nothing to do with the Ukraine War; it has to do with the Zio-Anglo-American Axis primary objective of conquering the Russian Federation. The only goal of these warmongering predatory capitalists is to rape, pillage and plunder the Russian Motherland of all of its vast wealth and natural resources.




  14. “Delta flight DL581 from Aruba to Atlanta experienced a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff. It landed safely and returned to the gate uneventfully,” the spokesperson said. “Delta teams are working to get our customers to their final destinations as quickly and safely as possible and we apologize for the delay in their travels.”

    One passenger talked about the incident on Reddit. They wrote that: “One of the engines blew up mid takeoff, we circled Aruba four times and emergency landed.”




    • Did you see the bed making competition a little further down. Especially impressed with the putting the duvet inside the cover (although only a single) – when I’m doing that I can disappear inside the duvet cover for hours trying to get the corners right and then turning around trying to find the exit…



  15. Update from Hobson’s Pledge (Don Brash) – Janet fired for refusing to take Maori course. WTF is going on in this country?

    “Just a quick update on Janet’s situation.
    As I shared with you previously, the Real Estate Authority (REA) said they were going to cancel real estate agent Janet Dickson’s licence for five years because she would not take a compulsory Māori culture course.
    Then, the real estate company she worked for decided to terminate her contract. We couldn’t share this with you at the time because it was important for Janet’s lawyers to try to save her ability to earn a living. Thankfully, they were successful and she has been offered her role back.”



  16. Interesting take on electric cars. Long, but contains numerous swipes at government which may resonate with you….

    From Boom To Bust: Doug Casey on Fading Enthusiasm for Electric Vehicles
    by Doug Casey

    International Man: Outside of Tesla, fewer and fewer people want electric vehicles (EVs). Other car companies have spent billions producing EVs that buyers don’t trust. Why are they developing products their customers clearly don’t want?

    Doug Casey: Perhaps they thought that if Tesla, an undercapitalized start-up run by an eccentric with no auto manufacturing experience, could become a trillion-dollar company, then how hard could it be? They forgot that Tesla is run by a genius who designed an electric car from the ground up with lots of technical innovations. GM, Ford, and the other legacy companies are run by ESG-oriented suits whose first consideration is kowtowing to their HR and compliance departments.

    Apple was working on an EV, but they just pulled the plug on it after dropping US $10 billion. Building a good EV isn’t as easy as Elon made it look.

    There’s nothing wrong with the concept of electric vehicles. The problem—as with most economic problems in today’s world—is the State. The government has basically decided that fossil fuels are evil, and so are the vehicles that burn them. They hate fossil fuels for all kinds of specious and hysterical reasons that mostly revolve around “saving” the planet. Most of which are nonsensical, at least if you want to have an industrial civilization.

    The kind of people who go into government hate cars and the freedom that they give the common man.

    That’s why they want to put everybody in 15-minute cities, where you presumably won’t need real cars, just EV golf carts.

    The federal government has lots of legal mandates designating what kind of cars manufacturers can and cannot make. Average fleet mileage specifications are a major factor in determining what kind of cars we have. But governments are going farther, essentially trying to ban most conventional ICE (internal combustion engine) cars by 2035 or even 2030. Their mandates against ICEs have skewed production towards electronic vehicles.

    At the same time, they’ve offered large tax advantages to consumers, getting them to buy EVs that they’d otherwise avoid. So, although EVs have merit for certain places and conditions and have a place in the automotive world, government pushing and pulling creates huge distortions in how people act.

    International Man: Last year, Ford lost $4.7 billion on its EV models, and it’s projected that this year, it could lose up to $5.5 billion.

    The Wall Street Journal estimates that Ford could actually boost its profits by 50% by ditching EVs altogether. It seems Ford and other companies could care less about serving their shareholders or their customers.

    What is really going on here?

    Doug Casey: The shareholders and customers take a back seat to legislators and regulators. It’s perverse.

    Cars have been with us for well over 100 years and have created a longstanding subculture. All the car companies’ founders were what we call “car guys.” They loved cars, they loved racing, and they liked the idea of freedom that they promoted. They were a special breed. But the car guys no longer run car companies. They’ve been replaced by suits.

    Today’s car companies are run by bean-counting accountants and, increasingly, by the ESG designates who control their boards. A lot of women (GM is run by Mary Barra, and six of its 13 directors are women) are involved in the big car companies today. Nothing against women, but the fact is that women have never been more than a tiny part of car culture, mainly in Beach Boys songs.

    If you look at their corporate websites, you’ll see that they emphasize how green and PC they are. Not how great their products are. The people running these giant car companies appear much more interested in phony environmental objectives and promoting ESG than they are in making technologically advanced and interesting cars. Their legal and regulatory compliance departments greatly outnumber their engineering departments. It’s an industry in decline.

    Even the name of what used to be Chrysler has changed to Stellantis, a word that stands for nothing. Who, whether an employee or a customer, can have loyalty to an artificial financial construct? No wonder their stocks sell for four or five times earnings.

    International Man: Amid many billions in losses, sunk costs, and underwhelming consumer demand, car companies are finally reevaluating their EV strategies.

    Many are pulling back or ending them.

    Do you think the EV craze is on its way out? Where is this trend headed?

    Doug Casey: I’m not against EVs, per se. They have their pros and cons. It’s still early days of technological development for electric cars.

    Speaking as a car guy myself, one thing I like about EVs is their very low centers of gravity due to where the batteries are placed. Everything else being equal, they should handle better than ICE cars. Although they also weigh 500-1000 pounds more than they should, because of the batteries, and that’s bad for both handling and tire wear. On the other hand, they have many fewer moving parts than ICEs and should be low maintenance—until the battery gives out after x number of miles. Then you might as well junk the car.

    EVs brake well because the brakes don’t just rely on friction to burn off speed; they recapture energy, which serves to recharge the battery. I like the fact that they’re quiet and they’re lightning-fast in acceleration, far faster than comparable ICE cars. They can be great enthusiast cars for certain applications.

    But they have some real problems. They make no sense in very cold or very hot climates, which make batteries underperform, on top of additional drains from heating or air conditioning. Because chargers are few and can take a lot of time, EVs are really only practical if you commute in a city and have a garage where you can plug it in overnight. Of course, lithium batteries catch fire occasionally, and when they do, they’re impossible to extinguish. That’s a real risk.

    The bottom line is that they make little sense if you’re an apartment dweller without a garage, go on long trips, or live in an intemperate climate zone.

    They have a definite value in the automotive ecosystem, but they’re being promoted as a panacea. They’re not. With present technology, hybrids using small but powerful internal combustion engines supplemented by batteries are probably the best way to go between the horns of the dilemma.

    Who can accurately predict what will work or not? Politicians and bureaucrats, not engineers and designers, are making all the rules. But on the bright side, battery technology is always improving, so things will almost inevitably get better, despite the best efforts of Greens and bureaucrats.

    International Man: Could EVs compete in a free market without government subsidies, tax credits, or other special benefits?

    How long can governments continue to artificially prop up EVs?

    Doug Casey: We don’t really know the true economics of EVs because they’re buried under a ton of subsidies, tax credits, and other benefits, like free parking in some jurisdictions.

    The answer is to get government 100% out of cars. In fact, get government 100% out of absolutely all areas of the economy so we can see what’s really efficient and desirable. We’ll never know the answer until we live in a free market society. Which I pretty much despair of, since the government is becoming more powerful all the time.

    How long can they artificially prop up EVs? Not long, I think.

    Here’s something that most people don’t consider. The real problem with EVs lies not so much with the cars themselves—which we’ve just discussed. It’s the national electric grid.

    The amount of electrical power generation in the US has been flat for the last 20 years. We haven’t grown the amount of electrical power at all, even though the population has grown from 290 million to 340 million in that time. That’s because there have been great gains in efficiency and conservation. But the amount of gross power that will be needed if EVs continue to be promoted is going to be huge. Charging all these EVs could bring down the grid and cause blackouts.

    If EVs are ever going to work, the only answer is to build lots of the latest-generation nuclear power plants. That’s a whole different subject, of course, but unless nuclear power has a renaissance, EVs will fail simply because there won’t be enough power on the grid for them. They’ll cause wholesale blackouts.

    International Man: What are the implications for lithium, carbon credits, and other hyped-up investments that benefited from the EV craze?

    Doug Casey: Once again, political intervention has caused people to do stupid things that they wouldn’t have done otherwise.

    EVs are just the most egregious current example of state intervention causing huge misallocations of capital and generally reducing the world’s standard of living. Most government economic “planning” is about as smart as having half the people dig ditches during the day and the other half fill them at night in order to create 100% employment. Most of the current nonsense with lithium, carbon credits, wind, solar, and EVs amounts to the same thing.

    As for the implications for lithium, the current generation of batteries requires a lot of lithium. But future generations of batteries may use different materials. Lithium went from about $8,000 a tonne in 2020 to $65,000 in 2023; now it’s dropped to about $12,000. That’s truly spectacular volatility. My guess is that most of the billions of dollars being put into lithium mining will turn out to be another giant misallocation.

    In conclusion, the big takeaway on electronic vehicles is that innovations in technology are good, and that includes EVs. But once the State and the kind of people who work for it get involved, they’ll screw things up and create chaos.

    My advice is to stick with ICE cars and stay away from EVs until the technology is sorted over the next few years.



  17. Rod Oram, the ‘Climate Activist’ and ecowanker masquerading as a ‘journalist’ has sadly died.

    1News reported that “Business and climate journalist and commentator Rod Oram has died as a result of injuries he sustained during a cycling accident on Sunday.”


    ……..whereas RNZ reported that “he died on Tuesday, after coming off his bicycle following a cardiac arrest on Sunday.”


    This guy was also (unsurprisingly) a Covid nutter, writing on Newsroom (October 2020) that “We’re right to jump back into tight restrictions to fight a flare up in Covid-19 cases. Melbourne didn’t, so its second wave is deadlier than its first. Hopefully, our second time around will be shorter and less damaging than our first because we keep learning what to do and how, and we’re acting fast.”


    What a tragic loss to the forces of totalitarian propaganda this individual’s sad death is. Still, there are plenty more like him in the lamestream media bravely taking up the fight against humanity and civilisation, so all is not lost.



    • As Iaasb knows, always possible a nice good clean heart attack.
      The dead can bury the dead, but consider also “Learning from the Dead; for the Llving”

      While we are in a phase 3 experimental trial, Emergency Use Approval which should be fully monitored.
      It should be routine to check things out like taking some some slivers of tissues from the heart, in this case, or the brain if a stroke to do a histopathology with staining & looking through a microscope.
      The technology is there, & if necessary send those samples to ones who know even if they are overseas, as they will know how it is done & what they are looking for.
      A good pathologist can determine if it is just the Spike protein, which can only come from the vaxx or with nucleoid-tides which can only come from the Covid virus.

      I do not care, but surely that should be the routine, and a matching of which brand of vaxxes, when & how many along with age, sex, at the very least.
      If they were doing the job right, there would be plenty of that done, so easy to anonymize, but one can see if there was a pattern, or Not.
      Or just the usual natural & normal problems.

      At this stage all an autopsy does is try to use what is plausible cause of death, then not look any further.
      We know the amendment was done in the New Zealand Coroners Act & some other countries like Canada.

      Pathologist Arne Burkhardt Final Interview – Revealing the Grave Dangers of mRNA Vaccines
      2 hours 24 minutes : 23rd December 2023

      “Autopsy is not only a service to the doctors who were responsible for the patient, but it is a public service for our health system.” – Prof. Dr. Arne Burkhardt

      In the past in posting this I did have exact time spans to consider.

      A full transcript here, which again is a bit long to find your way through and may need playing with to get it to fit the screen in readable size.



  18. NZ spy agency slammed for hosting foreign spying without telling minister or Cabinet

    New Zealand’s international spy agency has been rebuked for hosting a foreign agency’s spy operation for several years without telling its minister, and without knowing whether doing so was contributing to military strikes overseas.

    Once operational, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) failed on multiple levels including a lack of due diligence, record-keeping and staff training. Nor did it have visibility of what the hosting was helping to enable, including any military targeting.

    The scathing criticism is outlined in a report, released today, by independent watchdog and Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Brendan Horsley, who said the lack of proper monitoring meant the use of the system may have even breached New Zealand laws.


    Who was in charge 2013?
    Was it related to Dot com?

    Of course it was. no surprises there at all.
    No wonder slimy, slippery ex Pm is leaving NZ.



  19. has the definition of disabled gone the way of being maori and one just needs to feel it?

    according to nz media and stats nz ¼ of kiwis are disabled… yeah nah someones fudged those numbers bigtime unless theyve included the rainbow freaks, green and te pati voters?

    if those figures are genuinely correct then i suggest we bring in some eugenics and limit who the fuck can breed if kiwis have that shitty of genetics.



  20. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Michael Whitaker said on March 19 that his impression from a recent visit to Boeing’s facilities suggests that there are issues within the aerospace giant’s safety culture. (No shit Sherlock)



  21. Why does it take till the end of the year? Some of our local roads dropped 40km/hr from 100 to 60km/hr. Bloody control freaks.

    Transport Minister Simeon Brown says the previous government’s speed limit changes, described as “nanny state regulations”, will be reversed by the end of the year.

    Brown said: “I am working with the Minister for Regulation, David Seymour, to ensure that the rule removes ‘nanny state’ regulations aimed at slowing Kiwis down and focuses on practical, targeted safety measures.”

    The Transport Minister continued: “The new rule will ensure that when speed limits are set, economic impacts – including travel times – and the views of road users and local communities are taken into account, alongside safety.



  22. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday reintroduced her ‘Ultra-Millionaire’ Tax Act, by which the government would confiscate 2% from households worth between $50 million and $1 billion, and 3% on households worth over $1 billion.
    (Yeah this will fly)



  23. I’m guessing that the new Hercules aircraft have arrived (well at least one ) , as we we’re passing RNZAF whenuapai just now there was one of them reversing down the runway at what must have been 40 to 50 kmph, I’ve never seen that before and it looked bloody impressive.



  24. The Pentagon is desperately seeking to stay in Niger despite the military-led government telling US troops to leave in the wake of accusations from American officials that Niger could be poised to transfer uranium to Iran. Niger was outraged at the allegations and rejected them.
    “The Pentagon is working with Niger officials, seeking a way for U.S. troops to stay in the country — a key base for counterterrorism operations in sub-Saharan Africa — following a weekend directive that they leave,” The Associated Press reports.
    Last year’s coup in the country saw a military-led government come to power, which from the start signalled rough and uncertain times ahead for US-Niger relations. A Saturday statement by Nigerien junta spokesman Col. Maj. Amadou Abdramane said, “Niger regrets the intention of the American delegation to deny the sovereign Nigerien people the right to choose their partners and types of partnerships capable of truly helping them fight against terrorism.”
    (They know who the true terrorists are)



  25. They must halt Ardern and the Disinfo group immediately. This distraction is taking our focus off The WHO and Co, and it’s insidious push to take away our human rights.

    This statement by National has lost it’s potency as the minor party’s had already released it.

    Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve instructed the Law Commission to stop all work on hate speech legislation.



  26. Foreign agency ran secret spy operation out of GCSB for years

    It has found the GCSB knew when it agreed to host the signals intelligence system it could be used to support “military operations by foreign partners”.

    “The capability clearly had the potential to be used, in conjunction with other intelligence sources, to support military action against targets,” the report by IGIS Brendan Horsley said.

    The system operated from 2013 until 2020, when it was stopped by an equipment failure.

    But government ministers were not told despite the agency knowing how sensitive it was.

    The current GCSB senior leadership and legal team “apparently knew nothing of the system”.

    “It was ‘rediscovered’ at a senior level following concerns being raised in 2020 about another partner system hosted by GCSB.”.

    The system was of no benefit to the GCSB, which did not know what the outcome of the spying was, the inquiry said.





  27. There appears to be some confusion on how savings can be made in the Government sector, especially the payroll. I may be able to offer some assistance, gratis.

    Last year https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/488081/communications-staff-increase-by-50-percent-since-labour-came-into-government-national advised that there were 532.4 fulltime equivalent staff & contractors classed as communications workers. These were spread over 32 different departments within the core public service. By the time we pay for their free lunches, diversity training, flash cellphones & office space we’re probably forking out $170,000 per prevaricator. Total in the vicinity of $90 million per annum.

    Sack the lot! Every stinking, truth obscuring, fact spinning one of the liars. Government departments working for the taxpayers don’t need their cockups polished.

    We’re adults. We’ll suck up & handle the truth.



  28. On Wednesday a wave of Ukrainian drones targeted a well-known airbase deep inside Russia which is home to strategic bombers. The air base, called Engels 2, is near the Russian city by the same name, and nearby residents reported hearing at least four explosions during the attack.
    One commentator, residing near the airfield, wrote, “There was at least one direct hit, the rest (of the drones) likely shot down by anti-aircraft missiles.
    Feeling emboldened by a string of ‘successes’, including prior attacks and bombings in Crimea but especially destruction of oil refineries, Ukraine forces will likely try to continue hitting targets inside Russia, also as their capability grows given they have been supplied with ever-longer range rockets from the US and NATO countries



  29. The U.S. Justice Department is considering whether to allow Julian Assange to plead guilty to a reduced charge of mishandling classified information, according to people familiar with the matter, opening the possibility of a deal that would end a lengthy legal saga triggered by one of the biggest classified intelligence leaks in American history.”
    The discussions remain in flux and the talks could fizzle. Any deal would require approval at the highest levels of the Justice Department. Barry Pollack, a lawyer for Assange, said he has been given no indication that the department will take a deal.
    A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.
    The report details, “If prosecutors allow Assange to plead to a U.S. charge of mishandling classified documents—something his lawyers have floated as a possibility—it would be a misdemeanor offense.”
    And this would be the ideal outcome for Assange and his legal team: “Under such a deal, Assange potentially could enter that plea remotely, without setting foot in the U.S. The time he has spent behind bars in London would count toward any U.S. sentence and he would likely be free to leave prison shortly after any deal was concluded.”



  30. Canada will impose a ban on arms sales to Israel, the country’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced on Tuesday. “It’s a real thing,” Joly told Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star on Tuesday. The decision follows a vote of 204-117 in the Canadian parliament on Monday in favor of ending the sales. While it originally called for a suspension, it was later changed into a full ban.

    “There are a number of existing contracts that are already in place, but this was on a going-forward basis, I think that’s how the minister’s looking at it. There has been a lot of concern expressed with respect to … lethal military sales to Israel during the conflict,” Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair said Tuesday.



  31. NZ Police are in crisis.
    I’ve had a few very concerning conversations with a number of current and recently departed NZ Police colleagues, and they have shared with me the following:
    1. The recent insulting pay offer was the last straw.
    2. More than 45 experienced Police have left in Northland alone in the last 12 months. That’s a significant issue.
    3. Australian Police recruiters are run off their feet because our frontline is paid considerably better over the ditch.
    4. The standards have dropped dramatically, with new recruits coming out of Police College that would never have made it in days gone by. Examples are recruits who are basically incompetent in handling firearms, or can’t swim, or struggle to meet the physical test – let alone the academic requirements.
    Wing sizes at Police College are commonly 60 – 80 with the most recent being 30 strong but only 8 turned out of the 30 this is a crisis.
    Policing, when done properly, can be challenging, dangerous, and incredibly stressful.
    In my 14 years of service in the Police, I can recall several incidents where I really thought I was going to meet my maker.
    Policing is not a career path for the faint-hearted – it is a vocation and one that is driven by service to our community and our country. Keeping communities safe starts with law and order – a properly resourced frontline in order to do that.
    Being “tough on crime” starts with paying our Police properly, so that we don’t lose them to our Aussie neighbours that clearly value their frontline more, and therefore remunerates them appropriately.


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