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  1. Well they were so lucky in Arizona. Just think of the mayhem it would have caused had that sucker hit the Visitor Centre. It may have called for a full rebuild.

    Hope it is not as dark in Masterton today when I get there to deal to the locals as it is in the Darkest King Country, this morning. It will be dark when I get back here late today. A dark day all round.

    Have a good day y’all.

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      • Did ya get the pensioner out of his retirement home while there?
        Good big ?Reds around the wairarpa. Thats where they were released in NZ.
        Can’t remember all the details but there was a place towards Martinborough that had them and they spread from there. Used to be some good heads around.
        Lots of calcium in the feed.

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  2. Talk about paint it black here in Hamilton, its so dark one cannot really see anything on the outside.
    Morning all, cold as a winters day 5.9 degrees feels like 4 so the weather app says. Ed says otherwise a hearty 6.1
    Take care you all.

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  3. stupid boy is going soft, no longer is he a hardened killer of all small fluffy creatures 🙁

    tons of feral cats at work and i end quite a few of them every month but yesty i was wandering along to go grab a tractor and heard some lil cries. tiny lil kitten wet, cold and shivering away. usually it would get dispatched but when i grabbed it the lil thing ran up my arm and curled up in my swandri hood… kids now have a new bloody pet, said for many years no more bloody cats and now its my own fault! 4 cats and 4 dogs now so guess it evens out the numbers.

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  4. This morning I was sitting on a bench next to a homeless man, ​ ​I asked him how he ended up this way.

    He said: “Up until last week, I still had it all!!! A cook, my clothes were washed & pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had TV, internet, ​ ​I went to the gym, the pool, the library, I could still go to school …

    ​ ​”life was good “What happened? I asked : Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?”

    “Oh no, nothing like that” he said. “No, no … I got out of prison.”

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  5. Ed@0813

    While presented in ‘Joke’ format, the reality for such an individual is that he actually wasn’t joking, to the extent that he (And many of his ilk) will now commit a ‘minor’ crime simply to get back ‘inside’ – to the only world he’s known for the past x-number of years – the place where his ‘family’ reside and where he feels ‘Safe’.

    One such person I was acquainted with (No further details) was only ‘free’ for 30 minutes before they committed a crime which subsequently put them before the magistrate and then back behind bars.

    It’s apparently quite common.

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  6. as a footnote about the ferries.
    Manty will know that the waka canoe spenders are building a bigger road from Wellington to Petone.

    a road along a faultline that will move in any big quake along that fult.
    Well this is what is progressing and while its a great amenity for Petone we the motorist are paying. The point being that this is why it costs so much to build suitable ferry Terminals.
    Willis can see this from her office.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=914274817147201

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    • …….”a bigger road from Wellington to Petone.”…….

      I thought it was for road lice & poor people who have to walk because the trains aren’t running as usual.

      Anyway do you remember the protests about filling the harbour that reached the heavens when the northern area of the wharves was extended for a container terminal? This round of harbour reduction has been targeted for cyclists & they’ve included a couple of islets for seabirds.

      The resultant silence from the perpetual protesters has been deafening.

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    • Hard to avoid faults in New Zealand, they are everywhere. Anyone who has done building recently knows the cost blowout is not isolated to road builders, it is ALL builders. Builders, council, “experts” milk clients and their bank loans. All the competent men are gone. Industry, including plane manufacturing and boat piloting, are full of narrow chested, fearful men and women. Lack of ability is another form of inflation. https://www.palladiummag.com/2023/06/01/complex-systems-wont-survive-the-competence-crisis/

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    • Definitely a cycletrack Viking. When it started the budget was $350million. I said then it will be at least $500million going by the track records of these infrastructure projects. If I’m right, then it will be about 40% of the cost of Transmission Gully !!!

      The irony is that a few weeks after they initially announced the waste of money ($70 million at the time) the Regional Council came out with a glossy report on the projected problems with climate change (rising sea levels and all that stuff). Here they are funding a cycle track along the edge of the harbour at the current sea level. They are putting in a “sea wall” but that won’t stop much in a roaring southerly.

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      • Yep well both fixing the road, the rail and cycle track.3 in one go at it all. ad they want the ferry wharf built out there IRC.

        Wait till the climate changes,Grew up at Petone beach and later in the Hutt and I can tell you a bit about the stinking cold southerlies that used to roll in. Fucking freezing shit. Used to work out in it. .
        Rowers were always there as were the Somes swimmers.
        Tougher ladds and lassies than they are today. Good FB page on old Petone and old wellington.

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        • Not sure much, if any is being spent on the road, maybe a bit of upgrading on the rail line as the “sea wall” is being built, Viking.
          They have had to spend on rocks (bought over from Golden Bay) to built little island habitats for blue penguins, which had been living in the are of the coast they are covering up.

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      • The Hutt Valley has already been under water.
        They dont want to repeat it, I’m sure.
        ——————
        The 1976 Wellington storm occurred between 20 and 23 December 1976 in the Wellington region of New Zealand. The storm brought extreme rainfall to Wellington city and the Hutt Valley, and caused severe flooding, landslips, damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure and the death of one person.
        ———————
        It was pretty severe
        I think it was climate change what dunnit,
        Ford Anglias, Ford Prefects, and Ford Capris.
        Bloody Ford, that anti-semite !!!
        ————–

        The Hutt road was a gift from the Taniwha in 1855
        That is why you pay them the big bucks.
        Uplift from the Earthquake.

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  7. And in other news to hand, the skeletal remains of three gender fluid, non binary & transsexual people have been found by police.

    Forensic tests cannot tell us much about the victims, other than they are all male.

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  8. https://rumble.com/v4m9djt-this-is-the-end-neil-oliver-on-trumps-takedown-independent-politicians-and-.html
    “This Is THE END!” Neil Oliver on Trump’s Takedown, Independent Politicians & More

    Russell Brand

    https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/Declaration
    The Declaration of Arbroath
    “As long as a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be subjected to the lordship of the English. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself”.

    These are the best known words in the Declaration of Arbroath, foremost among Scotland’s state papers and the most famous historical record held by National Records of Scotland. The Declaration is a letter written in 1320 by the barons and whole community of the kingdom of Scotland to the pope, asking him to recognise Scotland’s independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country’s lawful king.

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    • Love the Abroath Declaration, but where are the “true Scotsmen” hiding?

      The governmental pursuit of the good citizen is so the “the process is the punishment”

      “When laws become the enemies of men, men become the enemies of laws.” Nigel Farage.

      “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” Tacitus.

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    • Buy that man a DB
      [Ooops he is moozlem by the name, but excellent, Sir)

      BBC – Buggering British Children
      (if you say it long enough people will eventually catch on ! John Lydon identified it 45 years ago)

      Ah yeah
      North Sea Oil since the 1960s

      wiki on up:-
      The largest UK field discovered in the past twenty-five years is Buzzard, also located off Scotland, found in June 2001 with producible reserves of almost 64×106 m³ (400m bbl) and an average output of 28,600 m3 to 30,200 m3 (180,000–220,000 bbl) per day.[28]
      ——————-
      United Kingdom Continental Shelf production was 137 million tonnes of oil and 105 billion m³ of gas in 1999.[34] (1 tonne of crude oil converts to 7.5 barrels)

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  9. Stolen from comments in RT
    —————-
    so let me get this straight
    Macron boasts France is fully ready to march into Ukraine and go to war with Russia but needs International help to secure the Olympics????
    —————-
    background :-

    France has called on its international allies to help enhance security for the upcoming Olympic Games, in Paris, AFP reported on Thursday, citing sources in the government.

    According to the report, Paris has asked 46 nations to send 2,185 police reinforcements for the duration

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  10. Where were they then….?

    So , $1uffed have this label load on opening up the toxic rag

    “Politicians hate us. That’s why millions of kiwis love us.
    If you believe in asking hard questions of those in power please support our work”.
    ————-
    Why was this banner not loading 6,12, 18 months ago ?
    you know, when the politicians did not ‘hate’ the wee munchkins of NZ media filth because they were A PR arm of Liebour, and well paid for it in taxpayer dollars.

    The current mob NAF – Notional ACT, First – need to ensure there is NO taxpayer support for toxic media.
    Zippo, Nada, Nein, Sod right off.
    None whatever.

    The label should read
    “We the Mainstream media hate the current Politicians.
    That’s why millions of lefty kiwis love us. But they wont pay for that . So we have a begging bowl out.
    If you believe in propaganda and lies rather than asking hard questions especially over the prior 6 years of neglect, economic and social vandalism , please support our work.
    Please reader, can we have some more ; or we will be in the workhouse/whorehouse/outhouse ”.

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  11. 12 or so years ago the vile bald bitch whose many sins are very clear now, Steven Joyce, bailed out teevee 3/mediajerks with a multi million dollar loan so they could pay the licence registration and keep going.
    This was about 2 years before the owners collapsed the teevee tree/mediajerks to get out of a $21 million tax bill; unpaid to IRD.

    Still unpaid of course!!
    Mediajerks started off the next day, debt cleared as a new legal entity.
    Bald bitch Stevie should have let media jerks sink 12 years ago. The teevee side has run at a loss ever since.
    It was dead, Jim, but of a respirator for 12 years and NZ on Air was paying it 20 mill a year last I looked – 2017- for dross. (Jony and Ben, Gormless Williams, Corbett ) .

    It is an entity never paid income tax and was clearly never in position to be a viable entity.
    My theory stands that hollyweird-affiliated Discovery/Warner purchased to run it as a left wing propaganda outfit that cost them NZD 15 to 20 mill a year .
    A small price for them to run propaganda .
    US govt and private sector is heavily interconnected and there was likely a ‘word’ to someone to ‘pick up this media-jerks in NZ’. We will look after you later.

    The swamp is supreme and must override all other interests.
    That phase of misinformation mainly during convid is over, so they can let it go now.

    Steven bloody Joyce should have let it sink then.
    I think it was a conflict of interest as media-jerks then had radio stations and one of the stations (or more) were ones that he had owned.
    Looking for a legacy to keep it going using taxpayers money.
    His dogs breakfast of MBIE is about to be euthanized.

    There is death where Joyce drunkenly staggers.
    Is he getting any ‘old boys’ jobs’ from the new lot ?
    I don’t bother much with NZ gnews now.

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  12. Still on $1uffed.

    They love to blather on about ‘hate speech’ esp recently as they were triggered over wainbow cwossings
    And yet they feel fit to post this :-

    Headline: “The saga of the ‘toxic’ drug-taking publican close to an end ”

    Then, right into it.
    Ok. ok they are never ‘right’ nor ‘right(leaning) ‘ so
    left into it :-
    “He lost his staff, he was stripped of his liquor licence and now a “toxic” drug-taking publican may soon part ways with the Canterbury hotel he cultivated cannabis from…”

    Sheet, I guess $1uffed don’t love this guy.
    That is pure unadulterated HATE right there .
    Totally emotive words in a one para character assassination of a chappie (Tribe: white male )

    They then launch into a looong vicious diatribe on this guy and anyone who does not agree with lefty $1uffed.

    If that is not hate speech I don’t know what is !!
    I wont post the link. That would be ‘inciting and promoting hate speech.’
    The headline is as above if you wish to search.

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  13. Been listening to a few RCR interviews by Paul Brennan ( cold , windy day today, down here).

    This is a cracker –with Ian Wishart about the NIWA playing games, to put it politely. Much stronger language could be and hopefully will be used, as more facts emerge. Remember only a few days ago Jim Salinger from NIWA was named NZer of the year !!!.

    Two key issues were discussed –one, NIWA has been forced to admit they have several thermometers around the place in at least some cities and they just pick the highest temp on any one day to push their fear porn. So their continuous records for sites are BS. Secondly they talk about Ian trying to get details on what NIWA has been saying, internally, about him ( just like Rachel Smalley did with Pharmac). They say their IT systems do allow them to search for specific names !!!!! Of course Ian is not accepting that BS.

    https://realitycheck.radio/ian-wishart-investigative-journalist-on-niwas-blocking-of-his-privacy-act-bid-and-cherrypicking-data-admission/

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    • The writer ignores the obvious conclusion. That we have an excess of government meddling in citizens’ lives.

      Government by definition will never be efficient & will expand in the manner of a parasitic slime that chokes us. Bugger the number of government departments & bugger the plethora of ministers.

      Put simply we don’t need them & we need their controls even less. Halve or quarter the payroll before it’s too late!

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      • 25% payroll a good start. St James Hector, whom had an ugly dolphin named after him, was a renaissance man. He ran multiple government departments, was a surgeon, geologist, chief scientist, explorer, naturalist. We lack clear thinkers. Or, those adept at practical wisdom. That is, getting shit done. The system creates too many theoreticians afraid to decide. We must have some government. Only minimal. Competent. And they must be accountable.

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  14. ‘We Were Demonised’: Quarantined Australians Among 2,000 Submissions to COVID-19 Inquiry
    Qantas, Woolworths, Home Affairs, state departments, doctors, Fair Work Australia, Universities and Pfizer and AstraZeneca among the submissions

    A couple who were stranded in the UK when COVID-19 hit and forced into quarantine on return to Australia in June 2020 are among more than 2,000 submissions to the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Response inquiry.

    The inquiry, chaired by Robyn Kruk and including panel members Catherine Burnett and Dr. Angela Jackson, published the public response on March 27.

    Qantas, Woolworths, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Home Affairs, Fair Work, state government departments, federal departments, doctors, advocacy groups, universities, legal groups, unions, political parties and privacy advocates are among those that provided submissions.

    Mr. Ken Bairstow and his wife Mrs. Bairstow claim that they were “treated as criminals and demonised” when they returned to Western Australia (WA) from their annual trip to the UK in 2020.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/we-were-demonised-quarantined-australians-among-2000-submissions-to-covid-19-inquiry-5617607?

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  15. Pulling the strings: Obama telling White House what he would do as Biden doubts grow
    ByTerresa Monroe-Hamilton

    As President Biden appears to get more unpopular, weaker, and frail by the day, former President Obama is stepping in to give the White House advice on what should be done to save the country from former President Trump.

    Poll after poll is now showing Trump clobbering Biden in the upcoming presidential election and Obama is beginning to panic over it. Suddenly, he is riding to the rescue. The New York Times is coming right and saying it these days.

    https://parler-blog.com/politics/pulling-the-strings-obama-telling-white-house-what-he-would-do-as-biden-doubts-grow/

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    • I’ll never miss Goodmans monument to technical incompetence V2. I get to appreciate it every time we’re forced to use the slow, steep, windy, fucking goat track named by some overly optimistic Pollyanna as the Saddle Road when we have to go to Palmerston North or join onto SH1.

      The NZTA nannies closed the gorge route in July 2017. Amazingly approval for the new route was given in Mar 2018. It is scheduled for completion by Dec this year which will signal 6 years & 9 months to build 11.5km of road across reasonably easy terrain. There is nothing great about the construction nor the time taken to approach completion.

      The NZTA & Goodmans will be rehearsing the litany of bullshit reasons why completion will be delayed now.

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      • Best you start you r own so good construction company naaska.
        Nothing others do is as good as you can do when actually you have no idea what you are talking about.
        Go see if you can find the stats about the cartage of metal alone from quarries and the numbers of people involved.
        Bah you are full of shit.
        why do I waste my time.?

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        • Do you really consider it mandatory for someone who is totally unimpressed by a pack of jerks taking an inordinately long time to accomplish bugger all to start up in competition to them?

          I must visit your planet some day.

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        • to be fair if it was in america or australia that roading project would be finished in ¼ of the time and to a higher standard.

          nz road construction is pathetic at best, fwiw i think at times they have too many staff on deck and too much going on at once so it just becomes a clusterfuck with expensive machinery and staff at idle.
          also farked if i know why our roading companies arent running 24/7 esp on repair type stuff of existing roads cuz the 15hrs theyre not there the days work gets hammered and then they spend half the next day sorting it to get back to the point they left it the night before.

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      • 58,697,744 population.

        One assumes that the holy see is not included.
        What percentage of Italy’s population is black?
        The major ethnic group in Italy is the Italians, who account for 95% (above 60 million) of the total population of Italy. The remaining 5% of the population consists of ethnicities like Albanians, Romanians, Ukrainians, and other Europeans (2.5%); Africans (1.5%), and several other minorities (1%).

        Muslims not mentioned.

        More interesting.
        As of January 2021, over 880 thousand Italians lived in Argentina, the country with the largest number of Italian citizens. Two European countries followed in the ranking, Germany and Switzerland, while Brazil had the fourth largest Italian emigrated population.2 Feb 2024
        Ameroca and aussie have a few.

        some interesting stats.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Italy#Vital_statistics

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  16. MICHAEL BASSETT: LABOUR’S CRIME LEGACY OF THE LAST THREE YEARS

    The Labour Government lost the 2023 election when its support halved from 2020. It deserved to lose on economic grounds alone. Covid lockdowns that went beyond the prudent and wrecked livelihoods in the name of saving lives; an orgy of careless spending of borrowed money; and a failure to ensure that the 16,000 extra bureaucrats improved crucial services in meaningful ways; plus sloppily handled infrastructure plans, were all counts against Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson and Chris Hipkins.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/michael-bassett-labour-s-crime-legacy-of-the-last-three-years?

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  17. Leo Molloy:

    A small group of political activists, which includes the police ( sadly) and the Greens, seem to think they can control our present as they endeavour to change the way we think, or are allowed to think. In case you haven’t seen the flashing red light this is totalitarianism, and it’s fucking dangerous to a democracy, and to freedom of speech and the right to dissent. It’s not too soon to push back and say “fuck you”, because if you do nothing and pretend it’s not happening there’s every chance they’ll come knocking on your door next.

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  18. “Hunting down” FFS.

    Three people have been charged with “graffiti vandalism” after allegedly painting over the rainbow pedestrian crossing in Gisborne’s CBD earlier this week.

    Inspector Danny Kirk of Tairāwhiti said police have also identified a fourth suspect, who they’re still hunting down.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2024/03/three-charged-with-vandalism-after-gisborne-rainbow-crossing-painted-over.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    • Who knows?
      Company? Foundation? Nominees? Trust? Trustee, Director? Rental? Airbnb?
      There will be no proof of anything for some time, if ever.
      Really who cares?

      She will never have to account to us as she used to do every year as a Parliamentarian what her worth, wealth, liabilities, income, pecuniary interests, conflicts of interest.
      https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-financial-interests/

      Now books sales, advances; film rights; speaking fees on the circuit, “earth-shot” fees, WEF fees. are only between her & the accountant for what is put to the IRD, who decide whether to ratify it.

      Sure, if I see her, I might mention the need for exorcisms, in spitting out the bile & evil that has arrived nearby.
      Rather totally ignore, as if she is a nothing, & can not be seen.

      Much bigger issues, to hold Luxon, Peters & Seymour’s feet to the fire.
      Like not signing on the WHO Global Pandemic Treaty.
      Holding back on Digital ID, CBDC, to aligning with the Financial Controls over us.
      CoGovernance to be stopped with principled Treaty.

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      • ……”if I see her, I might mention the need for exorcisms, in spitting out the bile & evil that has arrived nearby.
        Rather totally ignore, as if she is a nothing, & can not be seen.”……

        The quality of your mercy is certainly not constrained S1 but I consider that it could be better directed. The venal, lying politicians we inflict upon ourselves suggest that the absence of the guillotine & the hangman’s rope encourages their excesses.

        Had those whose shit was spread from the Podium of Truth known that the trapdoor or a rope over a streetlight awaited them we may have been spared Pfizer’s poison & the bankruptcy of our country.

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      • … Much bigger issues ….

        Could easily fit in that trap-door, to focus & get & keep those issues sorted, 🙂
        The ‘big’ essential part of “pour encourager les autres”

        I do not know, but this softly softly cosy Covid Commission, should also be put on as a forensic inquiry with warrants for evidence, correspondence, seizure, subpoena’s, arrests, etc., etc..

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  19. UK farmers bring their tractors to London. No Farming, No Food.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY7D2uNLApA
    Tractors descend on Parliament over ‘betrayal’ of British farmers

    A “go-slow” convoy of more than 120 tractors made its way around Westminster as campaigners demanded action on food security.

    Farmers across the country are calling for an end to a number of post-Brexit trade deals, which they claim are allowing imports into the country that fall short of UK standards.

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