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  1. I moved the clocks forward before I went to bed last night and then this morning I had no idea if I had correctly done it, so had to get up to see what the computer said. I bloody hate it when it changes back, love the thought of it in spring, but it means wet cold wind in autumn / winter time. AND this winter seems to come around far too quickly,
    Enjoy your day it will be fine so chill back and enjoy the day.

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  2. I don’t mind it, it just goes too long. Driving to work with your lights on at 7: 30 in March is crazy. It’s darker then than it is in the middle of winter. And don’t get me started on the curtains fading the missus is going into conniptions about that.

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  3. Lizzie, I am pleased I do not live in Hamilton and have to put up with the insane Rate increases your dopey Mayor has imposed on you.

    Now I see she is taking an Early Settler to Ypres in Belgium for ANZAC Day, so that he can read a book in Maori to the thronging public and to “allow them to honour the fallen on behalf of the city”.

    Well, the very entitled Mayor, can honour the fallen on behalf of the city on ANZAC Day in Hamilton and it won’t cost you as a Ratepayer the fortune the Mayor wants to spend on herself and some other Fella.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/513581/hamilton-mayor-s-anzac-trip-to-belgium-criticised-amid-massive-rates-rise#:~:text=Hamilton%20mayor's%20Anzac%20trip%20to%20Belgium%20criticised%20amid%20massive%20rates%20rise,-12%3A22%20pm&text=Hamilton's%20mayor%20will%20travel%20to,rates%20rise%20in%20two%20decades.

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    • Incredible that the Hamilton City Council have increased the rates to this horrendous amount and further increases of 15+% for the further 5 years. Rental increases are on the cards apart from the maori housing NZ or what ever out is called now, more taxpayer subsidies charged the poor tax payer, rental costs will sky rocket and you cannot blame home owners. Then the bitch and some maori hanger on are off to Belgium. Have they no shame?????
      Just as an aside and an observation I am making. Interesting that the National archery championships were held at Resthills park over Easter, NOT ONE piece of rubbish was to be seen all over the park, The softball players have played all over summer and not much rubbish around, BUT the Huntly (I am pretty sure they ar the ones) league players arrived this weekend and for the winter as well and the rubbish is unbelievable. The supporters have a bloody 5 course meal and leave the KFC containers and bones laying about, the pizza boxes, bags containing Goodness knows what laying about the soft drink bottles. It is an absolute disgrace. I think the council should charge the league for clean up fees every week during the season and have someone come and clear the park. Rubbish tins are filled to overflowing already by the partially tidy and dog walkers who pick up after their dogs.

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      • Leave the KFC bones there.
        in 70 years this will be Sacred ‘Ancient Hori Land ‘
        where da people gathered for great events.

        You wont be able to build there and will need permission to visit from the local chief, pay Koha if granted;
        and if not a Taniwha will bite you on the ass and give you rabies.

        It is the 2024 version of pipi shells on the beach.

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  4. So that’s a MAJOR FAIL. They just didn’t bother investigating crimes committed.

    Police abandoned 60% of reported cases in 2023
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/07/police-abandoned-60-of-reported-cases-in-2023/

    Police abandoned 572,037 of the cases reported to them last year – that’s almost 60 per cent.

    Each case reported to police is assigned a numerical score to determine whether it can be solved in a reasonable amount of time.

    The remaining 147,768 cases were abandoned at police discretion, meaning there were still avenues to pursue but police decided not to.

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  5. Last night I watched Tucker Carlson interviewing an evil alien pretending to be a human man. It was one of the most creepy things I remember seeing and the image of this being is hard to shake out of my mind.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gr4E0jEjQMM

    This thing goes by the name of Bryan Johnson and it was a ‘tech billionaire’ which made a lot of money and now wants to live forever. It does things like injecting itself with its son’s blood FFS, and it doesn’t eat food, but instead takes over a hundred pills per day.

    Rather than looking ‘young’, this thing looks like it is transitioning into a female of its species and the overall creepiness of the whole interview left me feeling that I had glimpsed the soul of evil.

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    • As long as he’s only doing it to himself and is paying for it himself, I say, go for it. There aren’t enough people prepared to do these things to themselves versus using the general population. Think how wonderful it would have been if Schwab, Gates, Fauci et al had used themselves as guinea pigs instead of ‘us’.
      If the jabs had worked as fast as they wished, we would only be seeing those three in obituaries instead of our family, friends, and workmates.

      PS, He looks like a botoxed 46 with a speech impediment, so not very godlike.

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  6. Here ya go. all you time adjusted people.

    How do you adjust to daylight savings? These five tips are recommended by a sleep expert
    You could read this as well.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/preparing-for-war-how-fighting-insomnia-depends-more-on-what-you-do-than-what-you-take/KLZUHFVEYJEFTNPZUO6TDAN7FY/

    and then got gods sake stop complaining.
    Over the past few weeks, the darkness has been slowly creeping back into our days, making morning wake-ups extra grog-inducing and our evenings ever shorter.

    Winding the clock back in autumn is harder for our bodies to adjust to than the forward shift in spring, which means maintaining good sleep habits is key to easing the transition. This shift actually corrects us back to “standard time”, as the act of moving clocks forward by an hour in spring is simply an initiative created to allow us to enjoy more daylight hours over summer.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/how-do-you-adjust-to-daylight-savings-these-five-tips-are-recommended-by-a-sleep-expert/WKZ36P6YZJF2NKOOBHECNYZRMA/

    Basically turn ya screens off
    Have a nice hot drink of choclate, Banana flavoured, (well actually a banana as bananas cause your system to make meltonin and that makes you sleep better.), and bugger off to bed early.

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  7. Pat Condell @patcondell
    Laughing At The Lady Men

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1776227711943356833
    5 mins 33 secs : April 6th, 2024 :

    Well said Pat, and these days still brave to express yourself in your entirety where Police prioritize to hunt anything that can be framed as ‘hate speech’.

    “”Pat Condell @patcondell
    Free speech for all. I’ve stopped posting on YouTube due to censorship.
    All new videos will appear here first and can be found under the Highlights tab.””

    …. In addition to the logistical issues of implementing the draconian law, the Act was further thrown into chaos this week after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling dared police to arrest her as she openly declared that several high-profile transgender ‘women’ are, in fact, men. ….
    …. Rowling said that if any woman were to be arrested for saying that a “man is a man”, she would post the same exact message to force the police to arrest her as well.

    The statements seemingly were in violation of the law, with government minister Siobhian Brown previously stating that “misgendering” someone would be a breach of the speech codes.
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2024/04/06/scottish-police-warn-hate-speech-law-will-force-cut-backs-in-policing-actual-crimes/

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    • National Minister Goldsmith seems to be dallying with the live bomb called hate speech laws and hate crimes, despite the coalitions promise to strike them from the record. I can understand a politicians attraction to the powerful weapon of hate speech. You just need to be the one deciding what hate speech is, and you have the upper hand. It always blows up in everyone’s face though.

      What a douche-bag.

      Hate speech genesis is parallel to the Cheka’s first and only law on the statute book in the USSR, after the bloody takeover of Russia. You were an enemy of the people, if the Cheka decided you were an enemy:

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

      Is it hate speech to notice that globalists have installed THREE PAKI’s to lord over the corpse of Great Britain as prime ministers.

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  8. The hyperbole is entrenched.

    NIWA warns the odds are growing for a “significant rain event” next week as an “atmospheric river” moves south and teams up with low pressure.

    The forecaster’s graphics show a flow of subtropical moisture heading down through the Tasman Sea and directly impacting the West Coast of New Zealand early next week.

    This slowly moves up over the South Island, driving strong northerly winds and rain to many regions on Wednesday and affecting the west of the North Island on Thursday.

    NIWA said the risk of flooding is a concern with parts of the South Island currently facing the greatest threat.
    “Areas along and west of the Divide (Alps) have the greatest odds,” it said on Facebook.
    “Depending how much rain spills over, some of the headwaters as well as interior Otago could also be at risk. The jury is still out on this.

    “Heavy rain will shift north as next week unfolds with the North Island getting in on the action Thursday and/or Friday.”
    MetService’s severe weather outlook for Wednesday shows moderate confidence of heavy rain in northern Fiordland and the Westland District, extending into the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers.

    Confidence increases to high for heavy rain in central and southern parts of the Westland District.
    There’s also low confidence for severe north to northwest gales about exposed inland parts of the South Island from north Canterbury to central Otago.

    On Thursday, as the strong and moist northerly flow continues to affect the South Island and starts to affect the west of the North Island, there is moderate confidence for heavy rain about the Westland District, including spillover into the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers.

    For the Grey District, Buller, the northern and western Tasman District, and northern Fiordland, confidence is low for heavy rain.

    There’s also low confidence for severe northerly gales in Taranaki, Wellington and northern Marlborough on this day.

    Just thought you would like to know that normal weather service is on track again.

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    • The 1968 Wahine Storm was 10 April.

      This was a remnant of the Cyclone Giselle moving from the North that hit a weather system coming in from the south west.
      BANG

      MetVUW are showing big rain for Thurs and Sydney has just copped a wet walloping.

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    • The system here is New Zealand is setting up the narrative, and looking to frame the costs so they can be hung on the ones with the $.
      .
      JUL 12, 2023 ….. uses these damages as evidence of the harm caused by Big Oil’s deception. ….
      ….. upholding the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, and says the companies should be forced to disgorge profits they made while lying to consumers and take “appropriate steps to rectify their prior and ongoing unfair and deceptive acts and practices.” ….
      .
      That’s an essential measure to mitigating further damage —
      — …., the defendants in its case continue to lobby for, lie about, and double down on fossil fuels. ….
      .
      …… .Shell CEO Wael Sawan told the BBC that the world still “desperately needs oil and gas” and that cutting down on fossil fuels would be “dangerous and irresponsible.”
      Aside from those statements being false, “the fact that the world is so dependent on oil and gas is a product of the deceit that Shell and Exxon and the other carbon majors have engaged in for decades,” .
      .
      Vermont — and other communities taking the fossil fuel industry to court — can now help hold those polluters accountable. ….

      https://www.exxonknews.org/p/before-the-floods-vermont-sued-big
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      All nicely forgotten in the halcyon days of history.
      https://vermonthistory.org/flood-of-27-1927#:~:text=The%201927%20flood%20is%20generally,the%20Winooski%20River%20basin%20alone.
      .
      New Zealand is just grooming the Judiciary, so when ready, they will pounce for the $money

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    • …. shooting substances such as aerosols into the sky ….

      Seems they are not concerned about the possible effects in extending the “ozone holes” ?

      Will the power companies sue for loss of efficiency on their solar panel farms for receiving less energy from the sun’s rays?
      What about any one growing things in the outdoors that need BTU, (British Thermal Units) heat of the sun, particularly crops like maize.

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    • It is such a cheap medicine, that surely New Zealand public health authorities should be supporting research trials on patients in New Zealand.
      The real cost is just setting up the parameters of the trials, then monitoring, & then collating the data.

      In a cost restrained health system, this should be easily done.

      The New Zealand ideaology in Public Health seems ;be seems to be disgustingly murderous, in refusing this, in accepting the collateral damage of cancer deaths.

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        • Was in the Doctor’s the other day, where he had a trainee student who was doing all the active parts on me with stethoscope, blood pressure, running the computer etc..

          In considering having blood tests, I was pleasantly surprized when it was mentioned what they could test for, was Vitamin D, but the older Doctor said it was not needed.
          I did not argue, as I quietly take some of those daily supplements, along with Vitamin K, so should be ok.
          I would have found those results interesting though.

          The only real positive change, no personal pushing of covid vax or flue vax, but plenty of signage.
          And the young fella being very attentive, as it was just us for the first 10 minutes, then the run through with the senior Doc on haw things measured up, & did he ask this or that.

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  9. If the thought of an 18-wheeler heading down the road with no one behind the wheel scares you, then you’re probably not going to like to hear this.

    Self-driving big rigs are already on the freeways of north Texas and very soon they won’t have occupants at all.

    The small Ellis County town of Palmer seems an unlikely place for the home of what some call robo-trucks.

    Ossa Fisher, president of Aurora Innovation, has spent the past three years in Texas testing self-driving, autonomous big rigs that she believes is the future of trucking.

    “I believe the world was born ready for a truck like this,” Fisher said, with 25 cameras and sensors that are calibrated every time they roll out along with four powerful antennas.

    CBS News Texas was allowed to ride on one of Aurora’s test drives with two operators whose only job is to ensure the self-driving truck does its job.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PeRX0yJhe8

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2024/04/self-driving-trucks-being-tested-in-

    texas.html

    Imagine auckland to wellington with no driver. and return same day
    some might say and we need less immigrants..
    I would point out that the mines in Aussie already have this stuff either operating or operating on the gear in the mines.

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  10. New ‘creepy’ iPhone update automatically turned on millions of phones

    03/04/2024

    Related video: Newshub’s report from the iPhone 15 announcement in California. Credits: Video – Newshub; Image – Getty

    A new iPhone update which has emerged on phones worldwide is unsettling users.

    The new “creepy-sounding setting” popped up in Apple’s latest update, leading people to think private information like their photos and location are being shared without their knowledge or consent.

    Apple said it is not the case.

    However, The Wall Street Journal senior personal technology columnist Joanna Stern suggests users “turn it off anyway”.

    Stern looked into the update after it caused a stir online.

    It comes after Apple launched its Journal app in its iOS 17.2 update in December last year.

    Now, the setting ‘Discoverable by Others’ can be found under ‘Journalling Suggestions’ in an iPhone’s privacy and security settings.

    How to turn the feature off:
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2024/04/new-creepy-iphone-update-automatically-turned-on-millions-of-phones.html

    As i am in the middle of our major upgtade I can tell you microsoft have done something similar and indeed MS is going to cause a lot of issues from our work so far. We will be removing them from our business. Your business is no longer safe with them. Be careful.

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  11. The orign of all those old English sayings

    They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were “piss poor.”
    But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot; they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low.

    The next time you are washing your hands & complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s.

    Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. Since they were starting to smell, however, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

    Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it … hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

    Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, resulting in the idiom, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

    There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed, therefore, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

    The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, leading folks to coin the phrase “dirt poor.”

    The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way, subsequently creating a “thresh hold.”

    In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while, and thus the rhyme, “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”

    Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and “chew the fat.”

    Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

    Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the “upper crust.”

    Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up, creating the custom of holding a wake.

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  12. Well I was up at three this morning to take my son to the Wellington Airport.
    Off to Aus.
    Left Welly at 5.30am and back in Hastings by 10am.Light traffic buuuttt the road!! It’s a long time since I’ve been down there. Except for Transmission Gully the road was bumpy, patched potholes and in poor shape.

    Much worse than I thought it would be.

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  13. Interesting:

    NOAA Climate.gov
    @NOAAClimate
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    Apr 6
    The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere today is comparable to around 4.3 million years ago, when sea level was about 75 ft higher than today, the average temp was 7 degrees F higher than in pre-industrial times, & large forests occupied areas of the Arctic that are now tundra.

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  14. Brook van Velden is the minister responsible for work place health and safety, and the Covid-19 Royal Commission

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/07/minister-explains-high-value-on-human-life-covid-comment/
    The Workplace Relations and Internal Affairs Minister speaks to Q+A about the changes the Government has planned for businesses and workers.

    The Internal Affairs Minister says it’s a “really valid question” to consider New Zealand’s value of a statistical life during the pandemic response as the Government expands the scope of the Covid-19 Royal Commission.

    Van Velden is the minister responsible for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the country’s Covid-19 response.

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  15. An interesting comment by Julian Batchelor in the comments to a Graham Adam’s article.

    ” Potaka was head hunted by Luxon. He knew exactly what he wanted. Potaka did a Masters Degree. His thesis reads like a high end activist Manifesto. You can read it HERE

    Luxon uses Potaka to do his Maorification / Co-governance dirty work, which, secretly, he wants too. In this way, Luxon then can bang on about ‘working for all New Zealanders’ and ‘we are here to grow the economy’ which is safe ground. Who could argue with this mantras? But really, he is using these mantras to hide his cultural ideology. That is to say, to not disturb voters, Luxon must appear to be ‘a man for everyone’ but really he is not. He is cleverly hiding what he’s really up to which is advancing Maorification and co-governance through Potaka.

    Please get this out to everyone everywhere.”

    Graham’s article which is well worth reading .

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/graham-adams-coastal-court-action-flies-under-the-radar

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    • A good catch there Ross12. 🙂

      Tama Potaka …. the Minister of Conservation, Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, Minister for Māori Development, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Associate Minister of Housing (Social Housing).

      He was first elected to Parliament in a by-election 2022, following the resignation of former Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma as a carpet bagger.
      Only been a member of Parliament for a year, has been appointed as a Cabinet minister.
      Certainly been super fast tracked.
      .
      …. Potaka worked for Rudd, Watts and Stone (now Minter Ellison), various public policy roles, with Lake Taupō Funds, and Bell Gully.
      Potaka then spent seven years based in Hamilton, working as general manager corporate services for Tainui Group Holdings.
      He subsequently moved back to Auckland where he was a senior advisor at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
      He was appointed chief executive officer of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust in 2020.
      In 2021, he was chosen as one of four lead negotiators for the Mōkai Pātea Treaty of Waitangi claim.

      ,
      Seems to be an echo of Chris Finlayson as negotiator on a Waitangi claim.
      Chris Finlayson became a list MP then some of the same portfolios.
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      ….. National’s shadow attorney-general and, under John Key, spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations and arts, culture and heritage.
      …… When National formed a new government in 2008, Finlayson became Attorney-General and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (2008–2017).
      He was also Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (2008–2014), Associate Minister of Māori Development (2011–2017) and Minister responsible for the NZSIS and GCSB (2014–2017).

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

      Do you get the impression that the NZ mainstream media approve this to keep it below the radar, to be on the down-low.??

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    • In the case of the dem’s and rino’s most of them are old enough to jump in the coffins with them.
      FFS Biden., Pelosi Shumer, Mac and others, all should have been sent packing years ago.
      Need a limit rule on them. Same for our lot.

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  16. Nayib Bukele

    @nayibbukele
    We’re offering 5,000 free passports (equivalent to $5 billion in our passport program) to highly skilled scientists, engineers, doctors, artists, and philosophers from abroad.

    This represents less than 0.1% of our population, so granting them full citizen status, including voting rights, poses no issue.

    Despite the small number, their contributions will have a huge impact on our society and the future of our country.

    Plus, we will facilitate their relocation by ensuring 0% taxes and tariffs on moving families and assets. This includes commercial value items like equipment, software, and intellectual property.

    https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1776733270186545406

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  17. Police in Scotland have been swamped with almost 8,000 complaints since the introduction of Humza Yousaf’s shambolic hate crime laws, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

    Control room officers are battling to keep on top of the backlog – equivalent to one grievance every minute.

    ‘Stirring up hatred’ is now prohibited – and police are braced for thousands more cases following football’s Old Firm derby today.

    David Kennedy, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), said: ‘It is a disaster and officers are swamped under a deluge of complaints.’

    Senior officers have warned that police will be forced to make cuts to frontline crime-fighting and face a big overtime bill as a result.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13279629/Scots-hate-law-complaints-leave-police-swamped.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=social-twitter_mailonline

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  18. Immigration Minister Erica Stanford has announced immediate changes to the work visa scheme.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/07/immigration-changes-to-target-unsustainable-migration/

    The Government is bringing in immediate changes to the Accredited Employer Worker Visa, which it says will help protect migrants from exploitation and address unsustainable net migration.

    In 2023, a near-record 173,000 non-New Zealand citizens migrated to the country.

    The changes to the work visa scheme include introducing an English language requirement for migrants applying for low-skilled jobs.

    “The government is focused on attracting and retaining the highly skilled migrants such as secondary teachers, where there is a skill shortage. At the same time we need to ensure that New Zealanders are put to the front of the line for jobs where there are no skills shortages.”

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    • I hope they introduce a language requirement for ALL jobs.
      Recent experiences in hospital for myself and a relative shows we have boosted the nurse numbers with people without a great command of English. The individuals will probably improve in time but meanwhile I’d be surprised if patients are not at risk.

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  19. The bloodsuckers due to be shown the door from their overpaid sinecures In the public service must be shitting bricks. No more revolving door, sacked on Friday, hired as a consultant on Monday. This time out means out.

    ……”Unwanted public servants told to retrain as teachers, or look overseas”……..

    It’s not stated what possible skills the seat warmers may possess that students need but there we have it.

    https://newsroom.co.nz/2024/04/05/public-service-workers-will-struggle-to-find-work/

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  20. Government insist that councils prepare for natural hazard disasters, and so recently Auckland Council considered its submission to the Government as proposed by staff on this topic.

    Given recent history in Auckland, flooding was deservedly high on the list of issues, which cascaded down to tsunamis, climate change, fire and earthquakes.

    The plans from this work make sense for flooding, for instance, where council is spending big sums on making space for water and other stormwater initiatives, as saving lives and property are the sensible drivers for such work.

    However some of these issues, in particular earthquakes, force seismic strengthening costs on building owners, and these make no sense at all. Rather than saving lives, the financial stress involved in seismic strengthening is depressing many citizens. Plus, one of the real threats to Auckland, volcanoes, is conveniently ignored, probably because the Wellington bureaucrats driving this are self-focused on their own real earthquake risks.

    https://www.thepost.co.nz/politics/350236269/wellington-bureaucrats-are-true-threat-auckland-not-seismic-risks/

    We don’t need to pay bureaucrats to do work that doesn’t need doing. All power to David Seymour who wants to cut MBIE staff by half, but why stop there?

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  21. Just been to see the doco about Julian Assange called Thetrustfall. It is incredibly good both the actual information and the quality of the production. The production quality would have to be up there with one the best docos I’ve seen for a long time.
    Well worth your effort to go and see IF you can.
    Not going the South Island, Napier is the next stop and then back to Auckland I think.
    They said it will be available online at some stage.

    Here is their site https://www.thetrustfall.org/

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  22. Trump Fundraiser Secures Historic $50.5 Million for 2024 War Chest

    Former President Donald Trump has secured another $50.5 million in funds for his 2024 reelection bid, almost doubling his opponent’s record-breaking haul of $26 million.

    Hedge fund billionaire host John Paulson told The Epoch Times in an email on Saturday night that the event has now claimed the position of being the most successful political fundraiser in U.S. history.

    “Tonight, we raised an historic $50.5 million for the re-election of President Trump. This sold-out event has raised the most in a single political fundraiser in history. This overwhelming support demonstrates the enthusiasm for President Trump and his policies.”

    The fundraiser, dubbed the “Inaugural Leadership Dinner,” was held in Mr. Paulson’s $110 million home in Palm Beach, Florida.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/trump-fundraiser-secures-historic-50-5-million-for-2024-war-chest-5623460?ea_src=ai_recommender&ea_med=desktop_news

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  23. Ivermectin Could Be a ‘Powerful Drug’ for Fighting Cancer—Here’s Why

    Multiple Anti-Cancer Effects
    “There are at least nine perfectly defined cancer targets affected by ivermectin,” Dr. Alfonso Dueñas-González, an oncologist and senior researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told The Epoch Times.

    The Truth About Ivermectin
    The first reports of ivermectin’s anti-cancer properties came in 1995. Two French researchers found that ivermectin—a Nobel Prize-winning anti-parasite drug—could reverse multidrug resistance in tumors. The drug targets tumor stem cells—a driver of cancer tumors and relapses—and promotes cancer death.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/ivermectin-could-be-a-powerful-drug-for-fighting-cancer-heres-why-5585682?

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