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  1. Spain to host U.N. climate talks in December after Chile cancels

    Spain will host U.N. climate change talks in December after Chile withdrew, the United Nations said on Friday, a last-minute switch which raises big logistical challenges and has left activist Greta Thunberg stranded on the wrong side of the Atlantic. The U.N. climate change talks, known formally as COP25, will be held Dec. 2-13, as originally planned, but in Madrid – over 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away from Chile’s capital Santiago where it was initially meant to take place.

    Poor Greta! Can she travel halfway around the world in time?

    Alexander Saier, a spokesman for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said that the Spanish government would help expedite the issuance of visas and set up an agency to help organize the travel and accommodation of the roughly 25,000 people expected to attend. “It is more important that the conference takes place, politically. I think it would have been not a good sign if the conference would have been canceled or postponed,” Saier said.

    That’s mindboggling – “roughly 25,000 people expected to attend”. That’s a lot of flights (to Spain instead of Chile), a lot of hotels, a lot of food, and a lot of drinks. What will each of these 25,000 people do individually and collectively to offset their carbon emissions, I wonder?

    And, just to ask, what didn’t they discuss in New York in September that they have a pressing and urgent need to discuss in December – just 3 months later? The answer is here. The provisional agenda includes things like “Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-fifth session”, “Election of officers other than the President”, and “Dates and venues of future sessions”.

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    • Just as well we don’t have a venue that can host 25000 useless bludgers. Cindy will be pissed she wasn’t able to invite them here.
      It will be because of “nine years of neglect”” “That John Keys Didn’t know what he was doing”

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      • Dunno about that Ed.
        The troughers spend up bigly.
        Our cash registers would plat a merry tune if they all came here.

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  2. From Kiwiblog yesterday:

    Alex Masterley: [Jeremy] Corbyn reminds me too much of Peter Davis…

    Toby1845: Jeremy Corbin reminds me of something Peter Davis would leave floating in a toilet……the morning after an ‘Indian Hot’ vindaloo [deleted by Mod]. Fixed it for ya.
    [Mod: personalised homophobia is not tolerated. Warning.]

    Toby1845, if you’re with us here at YSB, please fill in what “[deleted by Mod]” was – we can handle it!

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    • No wonder they are slow over there. For 20 minutes I have been trying to work out the missing word or words.
      “Reaming” comes to mind.

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      • The Kiwiblog moderator isn’t very smart. He or she (whoever it is) probably thought that it was clever to refer to “personalised homophobia”. But, when attached to Peter Davis’ name, the “personalised homophobia” reference seems to imply that there’s something in the rumours about his alleged gay lifestyle.

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        • Sticking his tongue down some blokes throat on camera during news coverage of his wife’s election celebrations put paid to it just being rumour.

          Alex is right about the resemblance between Corbyn and Davis. 😆

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          • NZ PM scoffs at ‘smutty’ rumours about husband

            The cover of [Investigate magazine] features a silhouetted woman with a pistol and bears the caption “Smoking Gun Issue … Peter Davis and a mystery man”. It has run photographs of Davis being hugged by a man, and apparently being kissed. … The pictures were taken from television footage shot on election night … when Davis arrived with Clark at the Labour Party’s campaign headquarters. Clark said the couple had walked into the room of hundreds of supporters, late at night, when people had been drinking. People did “fling their arms around you, that is life”, she said. “My husband was not particularly happy with Ian’s hugging of him at the time, but that happened and there is nothing more to it.”

            I can understand the cautious wording “apparently being kissed” in the media article – intended to make it defamation-proof. But the incident was shown on live TV and, as I recall, lasted several seconds. And, despite Clark’s protestations, there’s a difference between “flinging [your] arms” around someone and sticking your tongue down his throat!

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          • Shoving tongues down throats or hands down pants at Liebour Pardy gatherings is fairly normal.
            So common you don’t notice after a while.
            Hence, nobody saw nuffin!
            Its wallpaper.

            Grab em by the pussy is only bad if you are not hard left and/or in the entertainment industry.

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        • What rumours?
          It’s a fact he was caught in a toilet in LA fiddling with a young man. Helen had to get cindy’s private airline to go and bring him home.

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          • Fiddling with boys? Steady on.
            Homosexuality is one thing, pedophilia another.

            That detail aside, I don’t get why all the denial.
            Does anyone actually give a rat’s arse if P. Davis and his missus are gay?
            It’s the pretence that attracts the derision.

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            • It is always the lie and cover up that counts.
              It shows dishonesty which brings intro question all other statements.

              For the record Ardern is tracking 76/24 for lies/truth.
              Kind of a Springboks /England margin!

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            • I agree Harvey, but Labour Party members have a history of forcing themselves on people. There is a long list of what looks like attempted rapes. Largely by the homo members, though we all know Ardern is harbouring a straight serial rapist.

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        • What’s wrong with personalised dislike of homosexuals anyway. Their behaviour is disgusting and perverted, so why shouldn’t we be allowed to say so?

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  3. Lovely day in the Bay.
    Quiet on ysb.

    I vent.

    On Friday I settled with my ex. (after 30 years marriage)
    She filed court papers last September after I made an offer to buy her out.
    I also offered to pay for mediation which she declined.
    The last year has been traumatic to say the least , with every offer declined for no reason .
    3 months ago I thought I was there and then she claimed 6 years occupational rental.
    A judge had made a decision on this in some case and awarded ‘occupational rental’ to some ‘partner ‘ in a case.
    The judge worked out the rental as 4.9 % of the valuation and in my case they claimed 6 years backdated on todays valuation.Can you believe that??
    I fought that and as I have land and a house I said you cannot apply in my case.
    More arguing and I knocked $50 off.
    Lots more to the story but frankly the Relationship Property Act is an appalling piece of legislation and some of the decisions being made by judges thus setting precedent, are plain wrong.

    I need to win lotto.

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    • Onwards and upwards wiseowl. Just think how calm and sweet life will be without fighting in court and all the emotional baggage you can now leave behind you. Best of luck.

      YSB is quiet. Not much noise out of Wellington and Cindy will be busy packing for her next international foray on the world stage in Spain. Kelvin will be in charge as Winnie will be in court claiming utu on a problem he caused himself.

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      • Well I have been to YSB 3 times today and this is the first time (8:40) that I have found the Have Your Say.
        I have to press F5, and then I need to log in again, its all very tedious.

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        • YSB is losing people due to these strange and persistent issues. Clearly it a lot harder to set up functioning blog than I thought.

          I would have thought in 2019 you could get a simple off the shelf product with all the bugs removed.

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          • I find my engagement is a little diminished every time I come here when I’m required to login every time. I do sympathise with Ed, and I still value the freshness of the content and the debate. I guess it’s a sign of the times how a few moments of online inconvenience can be enough to divert from such a good cause and a valued online community.

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      • All my machines had that regular cache-clearing requirement problem today. Weird that they’re all doing it at the same time, but clearing the cache makes it go away. I need to find out if there is a selective way to do this for YSB only, as it’s the only site with that problem and I hate losing the rest of the cache just for this.

        Besides, it’s looking like a lovely day outside. Mama bear and me are taking the dogs for a walk to our local market and a lazy brunch afterwards hopefully.

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        • Hi Pascal.
          Yes I’m like you there is no way I want to clear my cache everyday just for YSB and loose all my other stuff.
          I’m on Windows 10 and Firefox browser.
          What do you use.
          I do know that some websites are not so well set up for Firefox.
          But i refuse to use Chreme

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          • Relax guys.I jhave been off grid for 2 days and forgot to clear the sites cache each day like I am supposed to do.
            It should be all okay, now I have just done that.
            Blowing a gale in the bay today, so have come home to a windless day.

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            • Thanks Ed. Check if your host will allow you to setup a cron job / equivalent to do it for you? That way you can remove a manual task.

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              • The developer say word press is not very good at scheduling posts or anything else in advance.
                So to be on the safe side I do all these posts in advance, and post them during the night when I have a pit stop. At my age that’s always going to happen around 3 am.

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                • Develpoer is bullshit. DPF has run wordpress forever and its all I use for about 6 websites. Maybe its the theme that is the issue.

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                  • There is no issue now. As I said this morning, I haven’t been clearing the cache as I was off grid and I forgot. Now I am back there will be no problems.

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      • She’s overseas at the moment, shopping and sunbathing, I think it was asia!
        Whinestone is in charge till tuesday, even though he’s in court!
        Idiot Kelvin will be wanting to throw the shackles off!

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        • Is lover boy with her ?

          I hear he has been given the message about keeping a low profile owing to Cindy not being so popular.

          The fairy dust has gone.

          I almost choked when I recently saw her dressed in Indian ceremonial dress with a bloody big red thing between her eyes. Reminded me of my daughter who loved dressing up as an adult when she was about 8 years old. Pathetic….

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          • To be fair, Bridges was there too – also with the red dotty things. Isn’t it a sign of being married?
            Bridges is, Ardern isn’t.
            Neither is Hindu.

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      • Have to agree WG. Having escaped from a harpy myself in the past – basically walking out with nothing. The peace and liberation that follows the final disengagement from the hatred and the emotional abuse is beyond value. Whatever the cost – it’s worth it to be free from a hater.

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    • 1 Very sorry to hear about your marriage 30 years etc.
      2 I’m glad its all over for you now, I know that it would have been very stressful.
      I blame the law, and the lawyers.

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      • The lawyers are only using the law. The trouble is the law and the feminists who made it.

        Ex female partners [whores] should get nothing, except the lash for their crimes against society. Divorcee women are disgusting, but you do see the true nature of women.

        This is why every single ancient developed society has learnt to keep women in their place. We have not learnt their wisdom and our society is crumbling as a result. All of the madness we ramble about on YSB is the direct result of feminised “thinking”.

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    • You have my sympathies, mate. I’m not sure if it is just the judges and lawyers or just deranged exes that can’t see reason or when a settlement is reasonable, amicable and would allow both parties a happy future.

      It’ll be an adjustment, for sure, but you’re free. Congratulations!

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      • Thanks all.
        The law around relationships is appalling and when you get to Family Court the lawyers just play a game.
        You are right Pascal.
        Deranged ex would sum things up.Flipped her lid at menopause and is now an aggressive ,assertive condescending ahole.
        Unfortunately the kids are all affected now even though I tried to keep them aside.They certainly feel things.
        WG.
        I visited a good friend yesterday who as beaten up for twenty years.One of those where they can’t get out.She has been a tower of strength for me and a great help in dealing with issues.
        Yes Time to start again.

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        • Always helps to have the ear of a trusted friend to bounce concerns off and ensure you are not getting a warped perspective from the emotional turmoil. 😳

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        • [Flipped her lid at menopause and is now an aggressive ,assertive condescending ahole.]

          Ah yes. Is she “finding herself” and gone all “spiritual” ?

          The delusions of post menopausal women are incredible. But it does not work for them. They are the most depressed, angry, bitter and miserable sector of society. Just look at their faces as you walk down the street, nothing but rage and malice. And their hatred of men defies description. A few women manage to pull it off with grace and dignity. But that is actively discourage in our diseased society.

          What you are seeing here is how women – really – feel about men. They were only ever playing nice to gain access to your resources and raise their kids. Once they have your stuff and the kids have left the nest, there is nothing left. You have served your purpose.

          And no… exceptions do not break the rule. This is the norm now days.

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          • No, Kea. Not all women. Some, sure. Just as there are some men who want nothing more than a mobile dishwasher / oven combination with boobs.

            Mama Bear is a hard working, professional woman who makes her own money. She hates dependency on other people in any form and is self sufficient. She also has no desire for kids, she is happy with who she is and where she is.

            The only purpose for us being together is because we genuinely enjoy being with each other and it adds to both of our lives. Either of us could leave if we wanted to.

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        • [who as beaten up for twenty years]

          No she wasn’t.

          You might want to check what your ex is saying about you. I can safely bet you are an “abuser” and she endured on for years blah blah blah… in her version of events.

          Oh and don’t think the fact you did not hit her counts. That is even worse as you used psychological abuse.

          I tend to have no bullshit relationships with women and as a result they confide in me and seek my advice. When they want the truth. They are welcome to come crying on my doorstep and vent, but they also know I will be inviting them to tell me what “really happened” at some point. As a consequence we can relax together.

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          • I was very very careful Kea.
            At one stage she turned up and said she could have me thrown out of the family home and she would move back in.
            Another day she arrived unannounced and I noticed she had her cp in front of her.She was recording the conversation so I played very cool.
            The best thing was I had the property in my name only as I bought it by myselfbut they put a lien? on it .
            Phew pleased its over.

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            • Wiseowl – one thing I would remind you of is not to take these horrendous injustices personally. Even though your ex is being very personal in bringing them to you.

              You have endured what thousands of men have suffered. The sameness of the experiences are remarkable. This is because women are herd creatures and are tutored by other women, lawyers, court staff, judges etc.

              They were following a script with the sole purpose of destroying your life. Hard not to take it personally – but its not personal. It is a system based on law and our societies warped ideology.

              So you can now look forward to a new life all the wiser for it 🙂

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        • Yeah, I had similar experiences. Not going to relive all the shit, but my ex tried to drag Mama Bear from her car.

          She’d stalked her at work and as Mama Bear got in the car, she grabbed her clothes and tried to pull her out. Mama Bear drove off with the door open and her hanging off like in the movies, because deranged ex wife is really deranged. Police wouldn’t have a bar of it; couldn’t do anything until we paid for a restraining order. (And that shit’s expensive) We had to go with a trespass notice in the end. Two years of lawyers and arguments and literally hiding away from her to try and get some peace back.

          It’s worth it in the end though, when you find a person you really click with your life changes mate. Hang in there. It does get better.

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          • The pigs would have done plenty if you pulled the same shit on her. You would be arrested on at least 4 charges with more coming, if you did that.

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        • Maintain your dignity with your kids. sooner or later they will make thoer own judgemnents about the situation. They will be back or at least some will. Just be there and wait.

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        • Here’s the thing. she will run around all bitter and twisted for the rest of her days. She will never be successful at much because it’s all someone else’s fault;lt. so her future is mapped in her past. You, on the other hand, can rise up and make your future better provided you stay cool, and don’t pick another one like it.

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    • It sucks wiseowl. You have to deal with the loss of your marriage, while being persecuted by institutional and legal misandry.

      No one really believes how deep the hatred of men is ingrained in our society – until they are on the receiving end.

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      • +1. This is a bit joking, but there’s a motorcycle rally for breast cancer and one for prostate cancer. Which one do you think gets the most attention?

        The Paws for Justice ride, for animal safety gets the most.

        And of the two cancers, there are more prostate cancer diagnosis per year than there is for breast + cervical combined. It’s not a competition, but you are 100% right.

        That hatred of men is very deeply ingrained.

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    • You say
      Relationship Property Act is an appalling piece of legislation

      Perhaps National will do something about it
      ROFL

      Sadly not a joking matter.
      There is a bunch of stuff from the 1970s that is far from fit for purpose coming up half a century later.

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    • That sounds so horrible. Toxic femininity has been given the whip hand on all fronts and the war on men is being prosecuted with maximum venom and vileness. Surely we must be getting towards peak hatefulness and surely society’s norms are going to swing back to some semblance of sanity?

      Too late for the poor buggers like Wiseowl.

      I do not understand why the left is so full of hatred of everything, why winning or parity is not enough, why humiliation and destruction is the object of their every move. I fear for the species.

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  4. Yes it must only be a few more weeks then the “politicians” go on holiday for 2 months.
    Will Ardern be making a speech telling us how her year of delivery went?
    I wonder what next year will be
    The year of agony.
    The year of punishment for white guys?
    The year of aeteroworewer

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    • Next year the Caucus will vote Mustapha Hardon to be the children’s commissioner , CO2 will start talking back and sixty more dairy farms will be forcibly vacated so 12 special trees can be planted.

      Just a theory

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    • Perhaps as she has done fuck all during the last year, and delivered even less, she’ll offer to work through the Christmas break to compensate. Yeah Nah (probably better she doesn’t)
      I must have hit my head on something, where do I get these ideas……

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  5. “But Morrison says opposition to fossil fuels has gone too far, with protesters urging secondary boycotts – targeting businesses that have links to fossil fuels.”

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/11/australian-prime-minister-scott-morrison-s-threat-to-ban-climate-boycotts-labelled-totalitarian.html

    All the protesters have links to fossil fuels. The oil industry does not burn fossil fuel. The CONSUMERS burn it and the worst climate criminals are the educated white middle classes with their endless overseas trips, spoiled brats, consumerism, obsession with bigger and flasher houses etc.

    The very rich more so, but they are a tiny percentage and can be ignored. The trouble patch is in the middle.

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    • Look at the hypocrisy of NZ’s most corrupt city, Dunedin.

      They have banned oil and gas exploration from Dunedin and will not allow a base to be set up for this purpose – a southern Aberdeen, very apt for a Scottish origin city. But NO, oh NO.

      Earlier this decade they even sold off shares – at a loss- in ‘immoral industries’ including oil and gas – in a rising sharemarket.
      Their virtue signalling BS cost their ratepayers.

      These idiot ratepayers have just voted in a hitch hiking Gween drongo as mayor.
      They are so used to dishonesty and corruption they probably wont notice.
      They managed to dig deeper into the swamp to replace Dave Cull.
      …and then voted Dave Cull onto the sinking, fetid Southern DHB.

      Meanwhile DCC continue to use oil based products inc:-
      l cleaning products; bitumen; rubber tyres – even on bicycles; plastic framed cell phones with precious metals extracted in not necessarily a ‘clean way’; plastic road cones; home insulation; petroleum fueled vehicles; paint; fertiliser; and plastic seats at Dunedin stadium.

      These critters that bang on about oil and gas are hypocritical filth and generally regular to high consumers of the product they claim to rally against.
      True vessels of cognitive dissonance.

      Within Dunnydin is Otago University where the inmates give Massey Ag College a run for their money on vapid virtue signalling. A Master of Arts in crookedness.

      Like Ardern and all the way down these critters say one thing and do another.

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  6. Immigrants and anti-racist activists call for Shane Jones’ head
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/11/immigrants-and-anti-racist-activists-call-for-shane-jones-head.html

    “Jones, a NZ First MP and Cabinet minister, said last week if immigrants don’t like the Government’s new immigration policy regarding arranged marriages, they can “catch the next flight home”.

    “You have no legitimate expectations in my view to bring your whole village to New Zealand,” he said, prompting outrage from Indian groups, who say the policy discriminates against people in arranged marriages.”

    “The Indian community is outraged and angry, but at the same time we’ve also got tangata whenua who feel that they’ve been disrespected,” Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers’ Association told Newshub.”

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    • I agree with Shane Jones, but perhaps a bit more than he intends to.

      This is New Zealand, a Western, European democracy. 70% of our population is European. Those are the norms and the values we hold to as a society.

      Not the beliefs and strictures of the 4% of Indian people.

      Not the beliefs and strictures of the 16% of Māori either.

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      • Yes, that what they want make it 15% Indian people and then they can set up associations, society, institutes and throw their weight around and demand even more.
        If you go to Rome, do as the Romans do.
        I would not go to India and demand my own Christian Church, or to marry who I want, or drink piss on Diwalhi day.

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        • …Or dowries (legally banned but the law in India, huh, who cares! );
          acid attacks;
          severe wife beating;
          selective abortions to get rid of female fetus which has now lead to a shortage of marriageable women and open rape on the street and on buses and trains in India;
          creepy little feckers that want to be your ‘friend’ on linked in or other social media;
          creepy comments from these rapey Indian males on YouTube and so on.

          Indians do nothing to improve their host nations. Look at Fiji and Malaysia.
          Idi Amin was right to kick them out of Uganda.

          The way in which National allowed the immigration from India that a retarded eight year old could see was oiled with massive corruption and dishonesty is another shame point in their 2008 -17 stint.
          Not as bad as the formation of Auckland Council…but still..
          That bald bitch Joyce thought it was all a big joke.

          https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/seeing-the-invisible/are-we-genetically-corrupt/

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

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      • I agree, fit in or disappear back where you came from. Now ILG is looking to overturn the policy after Cindy was booed throughout her speech at the Auckland Indian festival. I doubt they will get the support of NZ First to do so.

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      • [This is New Zealand, a Western, European democracy.]

        Errrrr no its not.

        Funny how people who make that absurd claim then go on to support a European religious group taking over Israel from a majority who lived there for centuries.

        This really is a Maori country. The interesting thing is Indians and Asians are not big fans of Maori and prefer white neighbourhoods.

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        • Nope. And you can take your religion and shove it so far we’re forever left in darkness without its light.

          But it used to be a Maori country. Then it was colonized, some beads paid for it and now it’s a Western, European democracy. 70% of the people here are of European decent. Māori (Not Maori) make up 16% of the population. They are a minority group. They should not dictate policy, beyond need based policy.

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    • Akshully I do agree with Jones.
      Had not seen it until here as I read very liddle of the local fake media.
      I thought it was all rugby blah blah this weekend.

      If Jones as a mix of whitey, Maori, Croatian, Welsh et al is wacist he would be giving himself a lot of uppercuts.

      He has been correct in calling out Air NZ and Fonterra. These poorly run outfits need a serve and the light shone on them.
      All good.

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  7. Brutal home invasion in Levin leaves 90yo woman in hospital
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/11/brutal-home-invasion-in-levin-leaves-90yo-woman-in-hospital.html

    “An elderly woman has been “smashed, bashed and left for dead” in what her family describes as a violent home invasion in Levin.”

    “Police are asking for the public’s help following an incident in Levin yesterday which has left an elderly woman with serious injuries,” says Manawatu Area Investigations Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan.”

    So a 90 year old was assaulted and left with serious injuries but the police refer to it as “an incident”. An incident sounds like a minor happening and not a serious criminal matter. Bashing the eldery or infirm or kids should attract a mandatory serious length prison sentence. Bloody cowards.

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    • You say
      …the police refer to it as “an incident”. An incident sounds like a minor happening …

      If she was tootling along at 56 km/hr in a 50 zone to the supermarket the NZ police would have considered it a serious event and pathway to greater crimes.

      If she had a stash of plastic bags intended for supply in her house that is rather criminal//

      If she had thoughts that Donald Trump is a Great President and Nationalist then it could mean incarceration for the rest of her natural life.
      Porkers, huh!

      Levin is pretty feral esp with it’s satellites of Foxton and Shannon where the lowlifes lurk.
      I drove through it last week as fast as I could….50km/hr.
      The sooner a bypass is built the bedda.

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  8. I have been reading on this planet’s future temperature. In the future not only will the icecaps melt but the oceans will boil. Our descendants will not survive. However, this will not happen for a few hundred million years. No need for alarm.

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    • We live in a world where people believe that the planets temperature can be controlled by funding the UN.

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  9. As a consequence of dumbing down students, (so they can be awarded a participation certificate for attending a university campus safe space vegan soup kitchen), we are also releasing these numb skulls into the wider world, with the idea they are prepared for what life will throw at them.

    There is no cure for stupid.

    Results Are In: Common Core Is Making American Kids Dumber

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/results-are-in-common-core-is-making-american-kids-dumber/

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    • The problem is not that people are uneducated.
      The problem is that they are educated just enough to believe what they’ve been taught, and not to educated enough to question what they’ve been taught.

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      • Blunty They don’t know how to question, think or understand stuff. Dumbed down and fed by the socialists.

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  10. YSB, it really is time for a name change
    Hi Ed, much as we all love this site and appreciate your efforts battling blogging software and ISPs.
    I Must really respectfully ask and suggest that you seriously consider changing the name of YSB.
    Now is a good time to do it, before you get many (any) more members.
    I have two new reasons
    One today I showed my girlfriend a post on this blog and she said what is that.
    I said its You Stupid Boy.
    She did not get the joke as its only applciable to Kiwi Blog members and she has never heard of Dads Army.
    Two. Today I sent Shane Jones an email wishing him well and I wanted to say that he is getting a lot of support from members on two blogs
    Kiwi Blog and You Stupid Boy, so I just omitted one, as I was ashamed of the name. (And I am sure that Shane has never heard of us)
    Please get a more marketable serious name and I will try to push this blog.
    otherwise I predict that membership will stay stagnated.
    We are all just talking to ourselves.
    It needs a name that reflects what the site is about.
    It needs to be short and catchy
    Please Ed.

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    • FFS Diggi I have told you many times before I will not be changing the name.
      It’s different and querky. Even David Seymour likes it.
      You cannot get a much shorter name than YSB.
      Why do you need to explain it to anyone.
      Anyway, how old is your girlfriend, that she hasn’t heard of you stupid boy and Dads army?

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    • I s’pose you could keep the YSB…

      Yo, sisters & brothers
      or
      Your say, (bro, brothers, bourgeoise, buggers, bastards, bitches, brethren, bloggees)

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        • YSB can be what ever you want to call it. Boy, bitch, bastard.
          All you experts out there love telling me what to do in your well meaning efforts to increase the commentors on YSB. I recall someone disliking the red revolving squares when there was a change of page. I was assured by getting rid of this it would increase participation. I leave it to you to decide if it has worked.
          Bear in mind that the Alexa rating is now at 466. It is steadily going up. This time last month it was 488, So I guess we are doing something right. We are getting new registrants at the rate of on average 3 a day. Since last week there are 12 new members, but not one has seen the need to make their first comment.

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          • A quick look at the users on YSB and there are 60% who are yet to make their first comment. You try and explain that.

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            • I wonder why anyone would bother to register at a blog and then not comment.
              I am sure they can read it with out registering.

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              • You can uptick or downtick the comments to sway/convey opinion.
                That might be all some want.

                I was registered for over 6 mths and probably close to a year before i commented on pinko Farrar’s extreme left blog and now a place of abuse, tantys, and the world’s twenty third slowest moderation.

                Alexa shows moderation there// is the 23rd slowest in the world but is faster than in Ethiopia and South Sudan but its a bit hot there and you need to duck from gunfire from time to time 🙂

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  11. The burka works well in the video, as the police ended up not making the case, Notice how one young enslaved muslim at the end, criticizes and says how could the ‘burkaized’ one been a real muslim?.

    An interesting write up by the BBC, about the “easy life” in Kuwait. 31 October 2019
    The video if you wish to click on is 10:18
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50228549

    “What they are doing is promoting an online slave market,” said Urmila Bhoola, the UN special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery.

    “If Google, Apple, Facebook or any other companies are hosting apps like these, they have to be held accountable.”

    From the video points out that it is a violation of international law, and make many points of where there are many breaches.

    What does the law say?
    The law. ….. We do not follow the law

    They seem to miss the point that another lot of laws is the true law and so all of that is “halal” to follow.

    So can one take a case to the UN? under the Migration Pact… lol 🙁
    UN sounds so lovely with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. that are not acknowledged by 57 muslim states.
    They prefer the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights (CDHR) which reserves all rights to be line with Sharia.

    Just biding time so that the CDHR can be applied in even more countries, or in parts of it, when they can hold their own courts.

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    • Useless information file.
      Went to see a friend yesterday north of Napier.
      From her place she pointed out a house in the distance on top of a hill with a view across Hawke Bay.
      She said it was costing $34 million.A Bach on the beach below was $5 million.Some German guy was building it and it had panic rooms high security and accessed by helicopter by him.
      He is only staying there 6 weeks a year.
      FFS

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      • If you can afford it, why not? Some own billions dollar boats, some own mega planes.
        All that money coming into the country helps the NZ dollar

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        • Some bet 100,000 on England.
          Me, I just bought Don The Kiwi a beer last week, that’s my pocket money.

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      • Peter Theil did the same here.
        Billionaires are buying up large swathes of land.
        NZ is deemed the most likely country to survive relatively unscathed, should a worldwide catastrophic event occur.
        The high security rooms are for the storage of bullion.
        Lots of it.
        Our isolation is their protection.
        Why do you think Comey and the like, keep mentioning us.

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  12. Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to COP 25 climate meeting in Spain

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has asked for a lift back across the Atlantic after next month’s UN climate summit in Chile was unexpectedly scrapped. The 16-year-old made it from Sweden to California by boat, train and electric car before Chile’s government announced it was canning the summit because of political unrest in the South American nation. The COP 25 summit will now be held in Spain. “As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help,” Ms Thunberg tweeted from Los Angeles. “It turns out I’ve travelled half around the world, the wrong way. Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November … If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.”

    She could always fly to the conference like the 24,000 other troughers!

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    • I doubt that life for the natives of Dresden got better after 2015 as also pointed out in the link below.

      …… German intellectuals have been left dumbfounded as to why East Germans would want to complain about mass migration at all, and that the feelings of this vocal group must be down to ignorance born of living in the least ethnically diverse part of the country.

      To combat this ignorance, the logic goes, Dresden must be made more diverse. Major left-wing charity chairman and former STASI spy Anetta Kahane has already declared the East of Germany “too white”, and that if she could have any wish granted it would be to culturally ‘reconstruct’ the East.

      Her comments were in response to remarks by the Green-party prime minister of German state Baden-Württemberg who said that the present formula of migrants being shared out equally should be modified to make less ethnically diverse East German states take more.
      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2015/07/25/residents-wake-up-to-find-overnight-city-park-has-been-turned-into-migrant-camp-for-2000/

      Also the news, crime, being censored, spun, controlled, building up like a pressure cooker, but no relief valve.

      To think that supposed most famed sociologist distinguished Professor Spoonley of Massey University who does such studies with other peoples monies, is only a few hours away, 170 miles.

      I am the man from the government and I am to here to help you. yeah right. 🙁

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    • There was young curate called Binns
      Who dreamt of women and things
      But his secret desire
      Was a boy in the choir
      With a bottom like jelly on springs.

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      • God & wanking both featured in a distant part of my life Nostra.

        Though since I’ve spent the afternoon reading ads for 2nd hand launches which would involve selling my present one & slipping a $100K extra investment past her indoors you could say that I’m in danger of slipping back into old habits. 🙂

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        • Tell us about your God bothering days uncle nasska ??? 🙂

          Before you became a filthy hell bound fag enabling weed promoting communist liberal heathen.

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          • They ended in 1957 when I was about eight Kea. There I was, stuck in a church on a beautiful sunny morning listening to some brain dead old fart droning on about something that no sane person had ever seen.

            I did suffer from some early attempts to discourage me from a Godless existence but going through life without earbashing, guilt & original sin made it all worthwhile. 🙂

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    • More like an uptight kill joy than a pervert. And women know exactly what they are showing off anyway. Clearly not much of a ladies man.

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          • Feeble is not the right word. Don’t push your luck Kea. 😉
            Some women have all their shit together but some have an over-inflated opinion of themselves a problem with the “I know it all but don’t have a clue women”.

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            • You missed the double meaning and choose the one you could get your pretty little head in a knot about.

              Now go get dinner on 🙂

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              • Yep, realised that too late!
                Soyboys or feeblemales have never interested me. I married a bloke with high testosterone levels. Life is never dull. 😎

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    • “Electric vehicles are key to New Zealand’s goal of transitioning to a clean, green, carbon-neutral economy by 2050.”

      They forget you still need electricity to run them.

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    • Written by a typical urban dwelling narrow minded wanker who thinks his little bubble world represents all NZ.

      Electric vehicles are hopeless in rural areas and small towns, where you have to drive miles to get any where. They are usable in dense cities where it takes 1.5 hours to drive 10km down the road and most of that time you are stopped anyway.

      As for the article claiming how cost effective they are – well yeah. So would a V-16 tank engine be cost effective if other people paid for the fuel cost, as is the case with electric cars.

      I really really really want electric cars to be more than just an indulgence for virtue signalling wankers. But we are a very long way from that happening and there is no solution on the horizon. The reason is physics.

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      • ……”They are usable in dense cities where it takes 1.5 hours to drive 10km down the road”…..

        Yes & no. They’ll move you a little further down the road but if you want comfort such as AC or heating you won’t move very far. That & the batteries don’t have much of a working life.

        For 75% of Kiwis their technology means they’re a waste of time……incentives or not.

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          • The Prius alone gets 120 k’s approx on one set of batteries.

            Then you need to replace them at a cost of $8-10k.

            The disposing costs are yours, as the owner, and as you so rightly point out, the cost to produce an EV is 4 times the cost of a diesel powered vehicle.

            Estimates of the time it would take for the batteries to eventually breakdown are around 140 yrs.

            The carbon footprint(environmental impact) is not the goal here.

            It is to dissuade the general public from owning any vehicles. Full stop.

            Hence, Urban tenement fortresses within walking distance of supplies etc.

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            • Exactly. The authoritarians want private transport to end. It has nothing to do with the environment.

              If you invented a cheap clean source of energy for the masses – I promise you the Greens would be outraged and demand the end of private vehicles.

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            • ……”Then you need to replace them at a cost of $8-10k”……

              And your mates are still pointing at you & laughing because you’re driving around in a gay electric car.

              But to put $8K in perspective. My 2017 V8 Landcruiser will probably need new injectors at somewhere between 150 & 200K Km

              They cost about &850 each!

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              • The Hilux was good for 314,000 km before new injectors fitted. The Navara not as good. 200k from memory.
                The rechargeables in my emergency torch bit the dust after six months. Used it about 5 times to look for keys, coins and grumpy granddaughter.

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                • It’s the environmentalists screwing the pooch. To get emissions down the manufacturers have had to introduce catalytic converters & common rail fuel systems.

                  The new injectors are computer triggered & metered individually instead of being controlled at the pump. They don’t seem to be going the distance.

                  My 2005 turboed 4.2litre Cruser made 460K with nothing done other than cambelts, water pump & regular services.

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  13. Talking about climate change. Wo hang on in there and let me explain.
    Around this way, Kiwifruit is a big export and today had lunch with a friend who has been working in this for years. Been doing bud counts, flowers etc for years.
    Told me today that this year his own block and possibly others are way down on flowers.
    We discussed this a bit and pondered over our weather. We both have plum trees and both of us have noticed that early ones are devoid of set fruit and the same for the late ones. Those that are mid timetable seem to be ok but not prolific in set fruit.
    .Now it maybe area’s which are higher up may be ok, we will see.

    We are of the conclusion at this point that our weather this year is the cause. We have had only one slight frost, rather than many, the weather generally has been kinda mild, indeed I have noticed it with my work. August was wet and warm with lots of gentle rain and no wind. We have had not a single major flood anywhere in NZ except for way down south where no one lives this year and today was 27.
    We think that has caused the plants to not be productive.
    Kiwifruit likes chilling and maybe plumbs as well.
    Time will tell but if Global Warming keeps up don’t put too much money into kiwifruit.

    FYI.

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    • You filthy freedom hating commie. What exact region of North Korea grows kiwifruit anyway?

      Climate cycles and variations have always occurred. Climate is never fixed and there is no right climate. It may shock you to learn Comrade Viking that the world does not exist for the sole benefit of mankind.

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    • Viking – thanks for that interesting contribution. Just wondering, as you may have a view, what’s the current position with export marketing? I think we used to have the Kiwifruit Marketing Board, which was replaced with Zespri? Is the current set-up working?

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    • Climate change does not happen in one year.
      To me its hundreds of years, really its more like thousands of years
      (All farmers have good years and bad years)
      Call me again if this happens every year for the next ten years in a row.

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    • What happens now is the result of what happened in autumn. As an example I have a client who normally gets 180% lambing. This year it’s down to 95%. All because of the drought causing no grass to grow fast enough when he put the rams out. No grass means the ewes aren’t cycling and that flows through to low lamb numbers now.
      Same as last years avocado shortage being due to the adverse weather the previous year.
      Your mates Kiwifruit are no different. I recall something unusual with the autumn weather in the bay.
      Climate Change has fuck all to do with it. It’s called weather.
      The saying “Changeable as the weather” didn’t come from nowhere.

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      • When I bought my property in 1988 I was given temperature & rainfall records going back to 1951. The variations over nearly 70 years covered anything the climate change nutters are currently using to prophesy doom.

        …..”a client who normally gets 180% lambing”…..

        With figures like that he must have flushing down to fine art. A shortage of feed would be disastrous.

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          • Don’t be crass, you mad parrot. He is a stud Romney breeder of some repute. A better farmer you would be hard pressed to find.
            His views on organics are the same as mine. It’s fine in theory but you cannot grow enough food to feed the world with organics alone.

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  14. Jacinda Ardern, in Thailand for East Asia Summit, downplays prospect of trade breakthrough

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/jacinda-ardern-in-thailand-east-asia-summit-downplays-prospect-trade-breakthrough?auto=6100068598001

    Keeping track of where the PTPM is. Cindy does love the world stage but is her limelight fading internationally as well as at home?

    Alert YSB’s very own Thailand correspondent, Mr Mike Hunt, that Cindy is in his town.

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    • The RCEP is going to be a low level trade agreement.
      Just tariffis – not all the other stuff which the TPP included.

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      • With the PTPM traveling on shopping and sunbathing trips overseas and visiting every kindy in NZ, when she’s not traveling her schedule should be widely published like a headline in the paper, the PTPM today is in xxxx!

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        • Good idea, but where can we publish it so that lots of people will see it?
          I cant see the MSM doing it for you.
          Maybe Ryan Bridge or Mark Richardson

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    • Waikatogirl:

      Alert YSB’s very own Thailand correspondent, Mr Mike Hunt, that Cindy is in his town.

      Starboard may be able to assist with introducing Jacinda to local sexual weirdos and perverts. It’ll make a refreshing change from the sexual weirdos and perverts who seem to flock to Labour Party events!

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    • Yes Ardern’s death squads are out there working as you write.

      They will be used to intimidate and murder alt-right, white nationalists, Nazis, extremists people who oppose Ardern’s authoritarian politics of division and hate.

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  15. Obama offered billions to a Neo Nazi party in the Ukraine if they turned against Russia and aligned with the USA. No impeachment.

    Here is the White House Fact Sheet from the time of the Obama regime:

    The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people and their choice of democracy, reform, and European integration.

    Including these announcements, the U.S. government has now committed nearly $320 million in assistance to Ukraine this year, in addition to the $1 billion sovereign loan guarantee issued in May 2014. The United States stands ready to continue to work with our partners to provide Ukraine with sufficient financing as it stabilizes its economy and carries out urgently needed reforms.

    The United States will continue to work with Congress to identify additional opportunities for U.S. assistance to Ukraine. For example, the Administration has requested from Congress an additional $45 million as part of the President’s European Reassurance Initiative that would help build Ukraine’s capacity to provide for its own defense and increase interoperability with U.S. and Western forces.

    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/21/fact-sheet-us-assistance-ukraine

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