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  1. Chloe Thickbrick Opines. The challenge of the day is to find;

    1. Anyone who can clearly and concisely decipher what Chloe Thickbrick says in the attached.
    2. Show any sort of commercial experience Chloe has had where she has succeeded, in anything of value.
    3. Find any solution to Chloe Thickbrick perceived failings of this Government which she has put forward.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/a-country-is-not-a-company-and-a-prime-minister-is-not-a-ceo-chloe-swarbrick/3USXRUBPIZERJDH2EJ73RIFUKY/

    Dark here but not cold, a days work amongst the great unwashed beckons.

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    • hooli to be fair luxon is not a leader and his latest list is very very uninspiring.
      his board room/ ceo crap is shining brighter then his bald head, hes treating mp like shareholders and kiwis like dumb expendable employees.

      the country isnt an airline or shampoo company, sure some of the skills to run them are transferrable but you cant and shouldnt run a country the same way. the financial shit (cut deficit return a profit) yeah go for it but all big companies are run by shoving their heads up their own arses and going woke… and luxon already oozes enough woke. nz dosent need any more woke, it needs less and lots more common sense and balls to go against the tide and do what really needs to be done.

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      • “lots more common sense and balls to go against the tide and do what really needs to be done.”

        That’s it SB. The Roger Douglas 1984 clean out was tough but necessary for an economy circling the drain. It was awful but resulted better outcomes. Once again too many feeding off the state trough instead of contributing. Their number have grown like a cancer since Labour was appointed in 2017, a power grab for leftie supporters.

        Clean out the unproductive govt hangers on, close down feel good departments as Milei in Argentina has done. Wind back on unnecessary spending. Imagine the infrastructure and benefit to the necessary, health, education, etc we can achieve.

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        • I agree SB and WG but the bit in his approach I do like is how he is trying to set time frames to get things done. That is, aiming to get steps done in a quarter etc. This will stop the bureaucrats wasting time and probably money.
          As for Thickbrick’s column —clearly not written by her. It was some advisor who has the ability to write something, using lots of words that sounds OK, but actually says very little.
          I suppose it might appeal to the shallow thinkers that are Green supporters.

          In Wellington we have our Central Wgt MP( from the Greens), Tamantha Paul saying yesterday that a key priority for her will be to push for a new 8000 seat arena. Besides the fact they have just finished a new convention centre (not sure how many it holds) but there are 2 arenas quite close to the CBD already. The Greens quite clearly think money grows on trees and have not got the message that Robertson’s printing press has been turned.

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    • TAH:

      “In 2024, 40 years on from the 1984 Rogernomics reforms, it’s time for an economy that serves both people and the planet – not the other way around.”

      JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
      JFK was a statesman, a leader.

      Swarbrick: “People become very odd when they have this job.”
      – Chlöe Swarbrick reflects on the long term implications of being a politician

      No Chloe, only you, and others on the communist/socialist spectrum have become odd.
      Other have kept their heads.

      Swarbrick is, by her own accounts, a communist, a substance abuser, mentally unwell and unstable.

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  2. All my conspiracies came true, though I do not really talk about them as I find most don’t wish to be reminded of how silly they were. and YEP Joe is about as much Catholic as Barak is an American how very true. I still have frriends who still belong to the church and I asked them if what he was saying was true and they said NOPE not at all.
    Morning one and all. Hope you all have a great day.

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  3. Bibi bombs Syrian capital to kill Iranians in a desperate attempt to drag America (and its whipping boy NZ) into another war. The Neoclowns and bomb makers glow happily. Can you hear the thunder?

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  4. Johnson, the new speaker in the house is wanting to restrain Russian assets in Ukraine for the benefit of the CIA

    Like Vlad is going to allow that to happen.

    Had a conversation yesterday with a business associate who had spent 10 years in Holland and on the continent. Commented that Ukraine was very corrupt, (which is well known opinion).
    Nothing though is going to change and will probably get worse while Barack and Biden rule their world.
    Indeed if we get away without a real war in the Ukraine it will be because Vlad maintains his current stance.
    The Yanks never seem to learn.
    In all the scraps and fights they have been party to since WW2 they have gottent their noses bloodied.
    They have never won o conflict and have created some bad situations for millions of people.
    The AzoNazi’s are well in charge.

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  5. Madge Mutu in full Racist flight while grizzling to the UN, a body who no one in their right mind would give a shit about, except for Madge and the IWI Chairs Forum, she and the NICF are deluded and think the UN are relevant.

    “Māori families and communities are experiencing increased white supremacy and racism. This government has given racists permission to be aggressive, and public service leaders are using this time to rid themselves of Māori staff.”

    Then Madge says this;

    “This meeting provides a chance for Iwi to highlight to the United Nations the attack on Māori human rights, the racism and many breaches of international laws being experienced by our people in Aotearoa under this hostile coalition government”.

    Of course Madge is the great racial healer, known for bringing all parties together in a loving, caring manner, a lady who shows no fear or favour. ///

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO2404/S00003/nicf-meeting-with-indigenous-rights-un-special-rapporteur-to-discuss-indigenous-rights-in-aotearoa.htm

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      • only a chip sagz? its a giant boulder of colonialism holding her down.

        notice zero whinging or complaints about all the good things colonisation done for maori?
        they expect us to take the good with the bad but they only want good and good and more good.

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        • Yeah SB. Be interesting to do a survey, and see how many of them would like to go back to the days of living under a thatch with a mud floor. With the blokes from the next hill attacking you. With a life expectancy of around 30 years. No alcohol. No decent food. No means of transport except walking. They have very selective memories. Poor oppressed souls.

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    • Biography and education
      “Mutu was born in Auckland.[1] Her mother Penelope Brough-Robertson was Pākehā of Scottish descent and was a nurse at National Women’s Hospital.[2] Her father Tame / Tom Mutu was brought up in the Northern Wairoa outside Dargaville and was Māori affiliating with Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa and Ngāti Whātua, all iwi from the Northland Region of New Zealand.[1][2] The schools she attended whilst growing up in Mount Roskill, Auckland were Waikowhai Primary School and Mt Roskill Intermediate. After her father died Mutu went to schooling in New Plymouth, at New Plymouth Girls’ High boarding at the Rangiātea Methodist Māori Girls hostel.[2]”

      Her “white privilege” is evident. She must surely be less than 50% Maori blood. Under the laws before 1975, she would not be able to be “Maori.” (But laws and definitions can be changed, to suit the changing times.)

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    • ‘…the racism and many breaches of international laws being experienced by our people in Aotearoa under this hostile coalition government.’
      Got to give the government credit if they have managed to do this in the last 5 months. Who knew any govt. could act this swiftly?

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  6. MICHAEL REDDELL: Not very bothered by deficits

    I was away last week so have been rather late in getting to the Budget Policy Statement and associated material released last Wednesday. It does not make for pleasant reading, at least if one cares at all about governments not borrowing to pay for the groceries.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/michael-reddell-not-very-bothered-by-deficits?postId=990741f2-a2de-4242-b051-bb90b00e89ea&utm_campaign=6612f49c-a1a1-4779-a9bf-d8050c7171c0&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=c4c57738-f3b9-43a3-a455-aa552d879e3f&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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  7. Things I will never understand:

    1. Seven Days is back…….., why? It seems to be a make work scheme/sinecure for members of the scoffing caste who find the concept of aborting Simon Bridges progeny unutterably funny.
    2. How does Guy Williams keep in a job? The shorts of his latest series seem to have the inherent entertainment value of rectal cancer.
    3 Does any currently active NZ “Comedian”(sic) NOT have a Billy T award? They used to mean something but now seem to have become the equivalent of a primary school “trying hard at the Dental Clinic” certificate.

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  8. A Waikato woman driving along at speed passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait. The cop pulled her over, walked up to the car, with that classic patronizing smirk & asked,
    ‘What’s your hurry?’
    She replied, ‘I’m late for work.’
    ‘Oh yeah,’ said the cop, ‘what do you do?’
    ‘I’m a Rectum Stretcher,’ she responded.
    The cop stammered, ‘A what?’
    ‘A Rectum Stretcher!’
    ‘And just what does a rectum stretcher do?’
    ‘Well,’ she said, ‘I start by inserting one finger in the rectum, then work my way up to two fingers, then three, then four, then with my whole hand in I work from side to side until I can get both hands in, and then I slowly but surely stretch it, until it’s about 6 feet’
    ‘And just what the hell do you do with a 6 foot arsehole?’ he asked.
    ‘You give him a radar gun & park him behind a bridge.’

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  9. This will brighten your day I’m sure:

    World-renowned Belgian virologist Geert Vanden Bossche issued a grave warning of an imminent “massive tsunami” of COVID illnesses and deaths among the vaccinated that will collapse hospitals and cause financial, economic and social “chaos.”
    On the KunstlerCast podcast on Friday, Bossche said, “What I am predicting is a massive, massive tsunami” of illness and death among highly-vaccinated populations with compromised immune systems.
    https://twitter.com/toobaffled/status/1775043795161436394

    Listen to the podcast here:
    https://kunstler.com/podcast/kunstlercast-398-dr-geert-vanden-bossche-and-the-coming-acute-crisis-of-covid-among-the-vaccinated/

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  10. The Wokeingham Times. 19 Oct 2034

    A 28 year old white heterosexual male was today sentenced to seven years hard labour in a Gulag camp for having illegal pornography on his communications device. The images showed a white man having sex with a women who was not a feminist, obese, disabled, a lesbian or black.

    In sentencing the judge said, “This kind of perversion will not be tolerated & offenders will be dealt with as harshly as the power of the law will allow me.”

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  11. For those interested German Dr, molecular geneticist talks to Tucker, the jabby’s effect on the brain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQDFdYOeS8
    Tucker Carlson Tonight 4/1/24 | Tucker Carlson Tonight April 1, 2024

    Why did the medical establishment push the Covid vax on the world even when they knew it didn’t work? Dr. Michael Nehls says it wasn’t about money. It was about conquering the human mind.

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    • By “medical establishment” do you mean the general physicians or the government bodies that regulate their practicing licenses?

      (I can’t see a Remuera doctor with a large mortgage, Audi repayments, private schools, and a high-maintenance wife putting his jab on the line.)

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      • My understanding (from sacked Dr Matt Shelton) is that the NZMA like all Western medical associations mandated all NZ doctors on their covid medical care of all patients. Ivermectin was banned the jabby was in. The directive was internationally driven.

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    • We could start with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples(156), Ministry of Arts Culture & Heritage(192), Ministry for Space(new), Ministry for Ethnic Communities (84) & Ministry for Women (28).

      There NZ Inc could save the cost of salaries, office space & diversity training for a minimum of 460 parasites who with extensive training could become fruit pickers.

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      • A consultant we knew was employed by a govt department under the previous regime. The dept had been set up seven years earlier but brought her in as even with a full staff they had no working systems in place. She flew down from Hamilton airport on a Monday and back on Thursday night on the taxpayer and was very well paid + expenses for her expertise. She told us when holding meetings she never wrote anything down so nothing she said could be found through the OIA.

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  12. US Shale Drillers Seek to Power Oil Patch With Small Nuclear Reactors

    US oil companies including Diamondback Energy Inc. are considering small nuclear reactors to power drilling operations in Texas’s Permian Basin, a move aimed at cutting carbon emissions and ensuring reliable access to electricity.

    Diamondback, the largest independent producer headquartered in the shale-oil region, has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Oklo Inc. to deploy small reactors for some of its future power needs, according to Diamondback President Kaes Van’t Hof. Oklo, which is developing an advanced fission reactor, has held similar discussions with other oil companies, its chief executive officer said in an interview.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-01/us-shale-drillers-seek-to-power-oil-patch-with-small-nukes

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      • I’m waiting for some clipboard carrying tosser from civil defense to wake from his semi permanent slumber and start running around screaming at everyone to stay 5 miles from the water to be on the safe side and threatening to fine anyone who does not obey.

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  13. Former St Cuthbert’s College principal Justine Mahon will lead an establishment board aiming to introduce a new charter school model expected to be in place by the start of next year.

    It comes as Associate Education Minister David Seymour says he wants to ensure charter schools are bedded in and more common so it’s harder for the “cowardly Labour Party” to ditch the model if it is returned to power.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/former-st-cuthberts-college-principal-justine-mahon-to-oversee-charter-school-revival/QICDJOYCTVEAJOJU33EOROHFK4/

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  14. The lightly regulated ‘techonomy’ rolls over media and other sectors – and we’re allowing it, Juha Saarinen argues

    There’s nothing to suggest that we need news and analysis less than in the past, or interesting and amusing opinions on politics and culture for that matter. This is now harder to come by, whereas disinformation is literally “flooding the room with shit”. Even if you don’t like particular media outlets, the world is much poorer without them.

    It also bears repeating that democracy in a world without media holding governments and the powerful to account will be threatened. If you don’t agree with that, you probably need to think about your politics and the rather obvious consequences of them.

    What has happened then that has seen a desirable product become devalued and starved of the money required to pay for the hard and often risky work to bring people valuable information?

    With apologies to Bill Clinton era political strategist James Carville, “it’s the techonomy, stupid”.
    https://www.interest.co.nz/technology/127112/lightly-regulated-techonomy-rolls-over-media-and-other-sectors-and-were-allowing

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  15. The Coalition Government says it plans to push ahead with significant housing policy reforms before the end of June.

    Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has been stamping his chief executive style on the Beehive’s operations and has started making quarterly ‘action plans’ for his government to deliver.

    While many of the targets are easily achievable, publicizing each step puts pressure on ministers to keep the wheels moving in their portfolios.

    Four items on the 36-point plan relate to the property market with changes pl
    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/127121/zoning-housing-regulations-and-k%C4%81inga-ora-are-all-spotlight-coalition-government.
    Had a discussion about the state building housing with a person yesterday. If you look at the US they have states where their is monstour holding blocks. None that high but long. 4 flours but way wide.
    The good thing is the state is not involved.
    The problem here inNZ is that one again the govt try to mandate the rules by which these places operate. If they pissed off out of the managing the rules of the rental buildings others would build them and manage them.
    Currently the rules make it too hard when it comes to ejecting people among other things.
    The state doesn’t make renter accountable in any urgency for their behaviour. Landlords of course have to build them a basically new house.
    Now naaska can have his cry about the poor old renters. ya know the same bastards he used to toss outta the pub.

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    • ……”Currently the rules make it too hard when it comes to ejecting people among other things.
      The state doesn’t make renter accountable in any urgency for their behaviour.”……

      Strangely enough, I don’t have a problem with that. Investors should be able to protect their assets.

      Not that the risk seems to stop landlords as the greedy arseholes bid up auctions against first home buyers & then rent them the properties they could have otherwise bought as a nest.

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    • A lot of buildings failed – or succeeded – depends on how you look.

      The buildings are designed to ‘break’ but the people inside live and can exit.
      This is what has happened.

      In ao tear zooland despite a load of shit from goo-mint the ‘earthquake regs’ are horse poo.
      Many buildings failed in the Kaikoura 2016 quake. A lot in wellywood.
      If people had been in the NEW Stats building, which crumbled, many would have died.
      No OLD buildings AFAIR broke. Only ones less than 30 years old.
      That is messed up.

      These Taiwan buildings are clearly broken. They get pulled down and rebuilt.
      This should have happened with the CTV building in CHC 2010/2011 but bureaucracy and BS meant it was not.

      115 people died. Not a single bastard has been held accountable.

      no witch hunt like the dangerous methane filled coal mine that had an explosion 150 km away 10 weeks before.
      Let the buildings break, not the people.

      NZ has it all wrong.
      The issue is it takes so fucking long to do any thing now in this zooland that a rebuild takes ages.

      Build ‘fail by design’ then deal with the aftermath.

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  16. Jeez Wayne

    From D. Mail re Easter weekend and cars lined up for hours to get a charge on shared outlets.
    ————————
    …For a Tesla Model 3 sedan it takes at least 20 minutes to fully charge at a Supercharger station, meaning some owners could have potentially waited hours before they were able to hit the road again.

    There are around 198,000 electric vehicles driving on Australian roads, but currently only 3,000 public charging stations nationwide. …
    ——————————–

    So 3000 chargers is nowhere near enough.

    There are about one charger for 30 cars and nowhere near enough. (36 precise calc)
    Imagine that if there were one petrol bowser for every thirty ICE cars. Huh.
    Luxury.
    There used to be 4500 gas stations in NZ circa 1995.
    This was about 1500 last I heard.
    Still plenty. I can drive my Petrol Kia from Auckland to Wellington and drive around another 80 km if I wish.
    In fact I fuel at Levin as it is very competitive with a Gull there.

    Not sure if the 3000 is all charge outlets, or just Tesla.
    The only way selectrix cars could be competitive is if they had hot swappable battery sets.
    This requires universal connectors – aka. the same for all models.
    not happening.
    Selectrix cars are a fraud designed to kill off private motor vehicles/personal movement.

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    • But a tankful of dinosaur juice can be coaxed out of the pump & paid for in under three minutes. Add another half an hour for a grown up golf cart to suck up sufficient volts to limp to the next charging station. Therefore the plug to pump ratio has to be multiplied by at least ten.

      Around town, maybe, but for a trip they’re just a joke.

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      • I have no problem with the amount of charging stations.
        Y problem is I don’t want to pay for them, if I don’t use them, and I do not ike subsidising somebody.
        Local mitre 10 charges them for free!

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  17. Who’d of thunk! Adults seem to have forgotten a sniffle doesn’t mean life stops.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_qD-y5Qfs
    ‘Don’t keep people home’: Govt to change health advice about sending sick kids to school

    Public health advice around student illness is about to change as part of the Government’s crackdown on truancy, with Associate Education Minister David Seymour saying sometimes you’ve got to make a call between health and education.

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  18. A Kiwi drag queen living in Taiwan, Taipei Popcorn (Nick van Halderen), reacted to the earthquake via social media.

    “F*** that was massive, I really hope no one was hurt,” the performer from Dunedin said.

    From Dunners the queer capital of NZ.

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