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  1. ‘Something big’ coming if Govt doesn’t change visa rules – migrant group
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/11/something-big-coming-if-govt-doesn-t-change-visa-rules-migrant-group.html

    Jones, a New Zealand First MP, said immigrants could “catch the next flight home” if they don’t like the new rules.

    “You have no legitimate expectations in my view to bring your whole village to New Zealand.”

    Singh says the comments make Jones unfit to be a minister.”

    Protesting your new home isn’t generous enough. Well you know where the airport is.

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    • 177,000 Indians In NZ could hurt Labours plan to get re- elected and other immigrants that have sided with them over Shane Jones. You should never take anything for granted in Politics as it could come back and bite you at any time.

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    • Well Jones is right. They are invited guests in our country and I think we should say that in their visa. If they di wrong within our law send them back. Just like Aussie. Just becuase they can bully pollies intheir own country why should they get away with it here??

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    • We are planning something big. I don’t want to announce it yet. I don’t want to be taking these bigger steps but hey, if we don’t see results then we’ll definitely be heading that way.

      I wonder how the police will deal with those threats from Sher Sing.

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      • Would that be “something big” be like using the UN Migration Pact, that J. Ardern, Greens, & W. Peters who said was not binding and so happily signed up to?
        It also has ways of muzzling media or any one talking about immigration issues.
        Which Court of law will they be taking us to?
        International law? to set try and push precedence on us?
        Will our courts take the political hint of NZ governmental signing and so go along the line of UN social justice?

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    • Lunatic lefties: Give 16,17 year olds the vote, the policies enacted today will define the world they grow up in and (all evidence to the contrary aside) they can make reasoned adult decisions.

      Also lunatic lefties: No, no, we can’t have 16, 17 year olds being treated in the court system as adults when they commit adult crimes like violent assault -their brains make irrational decisions and we shouldn’t hold them to the same standards as fully functioning adults.

      I look forward to Children’s Commissioner Becroft explaining why the assault on the 90 year old was the fault of colonialism and the oppressive neo-liberal policies of white supremacists.

      The virtues of a dying society are tolerance and apathy.

      Maybe if the little old lady had an AR15 slung around her neck when answering the door she might be still all right now.

      Oh and her assaulters were women? Toxic femininity trending on Twitter? Nah pass me another Tui.

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  2. Boris Johnson expresses ‘deep regret’ for missing Brexit deadline
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/11/boris-johnson-expresses-deep-regret-for-missing-brexit-deadline.html

    “Johnson faces a national election on December 12 in his bid to get a more Brexit-friendly parliament.

    Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, says he will not stand in the next month’s election, choosing instead to campaign nationwide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s European Union divorce deal.”

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    • Boris had his chance – he made a solemn promise to “Do or die!” leave on 31 October.

      He’s just Theresa May with better hair.

      Once again the chaos may be better than the slow death, Farage needs to be ruthless and stand candidates everywhere especially in Tory marginal seats. Boris needs to be forced to enter a pact to deliver a true Brexit parliament by marginalising Labour in the Remain constituencies. Northern man is never (I say NEVER) going to vote Tory – Boris’s lot need to do the right thing for the country and stand aside to get 10-30 BP MPs and go balls to the wall for a hard Brexit.

      I fear Boris will try to run the narrative, supported by the bought and paid for UK MSM, that the BP is splitting the vote and letting Labour through. The truth is the exact opposite – unless of course you are a closet Remainer.

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    • Where is Andrew Little and all the Labour and Green protesters that marched to stop the TTP deal, isn’t it funny that when the left do it it is good for NZ but when National did it we were selling out our sovereignty.

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    • Yes I noticed Maro Itoge’s insulting action too and I gasped at the man’s arrogance. Several others of the team also were seen taking their medals off while walking off camera. Pricks.

      I thought the Seth Efricans were incredibly gracious in their triumph, with lots of praise for England and for Japan, the hosts. Their coach and captain really spoke well and one of them (the coach, I think) said “Thank you very much” in Japanese, which I thought was a nice touch.

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  3. Amanda Gillies: she’s not even a pretty face

    Amanda Gillies on the AM show: “The world would be a better place if Trump was impeached”. Not that this childish and doctrinaire assertion was supported by anything like facts or a rationale.

    Ok, so that proves she’s not on the show for her intellectual powers, it certainly isn’t because the camera is kind to her, every time she opens her mouth to speak I think of that scene from Jaws where the shark pulls it’s lips back to bite Quinn. Oh that’s right – she’s there because she’s got a vagina!

    Seriously, AM is not a bad show, they do get into things and scratch a bit below the surface at times – but it’s just silly having a vapid moron like Gillies on. She’s like those Action Man toys, you pull the cord and entirely predictable phrases spill out again and again and again.

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    • I agree with you, vapid utterances of that kind by journalists are nothing more than cow farts. Is the principle much different to “New Zealand would be better off without Jacinda Ardern“?

      I have a number of reasons as to why I think she needs to don her hair net and gumboots again and get back into a Fish and Chips shop rather than continuing to ruin our country, but I’d also use a pithy statement like “Make Ardern go away”.

      Maybe because I wouldn’t expect an Ardern voter to understand the reasons why she should go. Or, even if they understood them, to agree with the fact that their princess is a useless, conniving liar that is a real threat to our democracy and our nation.

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    • She is so predictable in her lefty assertions and calls herself a journalist! All the replacement women when Amanda Gillies has been absent have been much better, although many of them are still raving lefties. There are one or two capable of independant thought.

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  4. Economy should be ‘roaring’ but nervous business holding it back – economist
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/11/economy-should-be-roaring-but-nervous-business-holding-it-back-economist.html

    “We should be ready to go – but there are some bigger-picture issues holding us back,” said Bagrie. “The business sector is fretting, they’re nervous, and when people get nervous they’re not inclined to invest. What we’re starting to see at the moment is that’s starting to weigh on growth.

    “I think we’re still in that grumpflation-style zone where firms are nervous, and we’re going to be in a sub-2 percent growth world for the next 12 to 24 months.”

    Bagrie hasn’t mentioned business justification for being wary of the COL and their policy decisions. The only reason the 70’s style industrial relations the COL want to impose on us have not been passed into law is because of the pushback by business. Stay alert people.

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    • Here is one for Bagrie to digest.

      I just heard from a geologist friend who participated in the exploration block off (on land) in September –he was turned down because he and his partner were deemed to have not shown sufficient technical ability. (they only have 60 years experience between them!!).
      He had told me they were challenging the decision so I had asked him how that was going. They have had no response but he has heard on the industry grape vine that Ardern had let it slip that there will no more block offers despite what they told the industry when she made her “captains call”. They said at the time on land block offers would proceed for the next 3 yrs. So the SLG is lying again.
      My friend is redirecting his efforts to Australia and elsewhere.

      That is why industry ( all industries not just O&G) is holding back because they cannot trust the Government and what they are doing is crippling industry –eg farming.

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      • Meanwhile how much has your friend been milked in application fees etc for something that was never going to happen?
        Disapproval of the “Captains Call” notwithstanding, some bastards need to be charged with obtaining by deceit.

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      • ditto for rental housing. Why would I bother anymore. Now have to replace the wood burners that are only a few years old. fuck im. Let them live in tents.

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    • Many things being quietly activated by national, regional and district governments.

      Like Settlement office of Treaty of Waitangi, ringing up people, searching for proofs, like access to water, on previously signed agreements (now lost) with Lands & Survey that has gone to Conservation Department that is now subject to Waitangi Treaty Principles.
      This is part of the process in claims, that are often still ongoing and ever expanding, and seems to be under continuous review.

      Heritage Building and Significant Natural Heritage, which also seems in some parts of the country in an update review, and its supposedly not demands, but that unsettles owners and businesses.
      Then a very short time period to agree or not agree.
      What are the consequences, as one barely has time to weigh up the effects on the rest of your business.

      Earthquakes, flooding, identifying hazards, and so risk assessments,and then what the mitigation plans..
      All done in a bureaucratic system of overloads,

      The fresh water ideals, that seem to have “blame”, “shame” and other claimants want to clip the ticket.

      Most people are ok with tidying up, reducing pollution and generally improving things. It is the revising, with spin, that shifts goal posts, and even a flip-flop does not gain credibility of the government, as the original intent, the foul taste, is still there,
      That unsettles people.

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      • “Most people are ok with tidying up, reducing pollution and generally improving things. ”

        Yes but these people are not motivated by those pragmatic sincere principles.

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    • Is it just me, or is the timeline in the article less than useful.
      When did the matter appear in the media?

      Does Peters have evidence of the media’s source?
      If he does, why will it take three weeks of court time to get to the bottom of it?
      If he doesn’t, why will it take three weeks for the court to find him in comtempt?

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  5. The latest Apple update includes gender-neutral, otter and flamingo emojis – but still no trans flag

    Along with improved gender representation, Apple has also given interracial couples their own batch of emojis.

    Icons showing two men, two women or a man and woman can now be given different skin tones.

    According to Emojipedia, an option showing two gender-neutral people holding hands is supported by iOS 13.2 but is not shown on the emoji keyboard.

    People with disabilities have finally been given a range of emojis, with designs showing people using wheelchairs and probing canes.

    https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/10/29/emojis-apple-ios-update-gender-neutral-trans-otter-flamingo/

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    • As part of Android Q Beta 3, Google has created 230 new emojis, including 53 that are gender-neutral. What this means is the icon can represent both a man and a woman, without identifying to a particular gender. In order to achieve this, Google has focused on designing a hairstyle that can be worn by both women and men.

      The company has also worked on other details to make the emojis gender-fluid like choosing a more neutral color for clothing or getting rid of accessories such as ties or bras.

      https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/05/09/google-creates-53-gender-neutral-emojis/

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  6. ‘Fun police should back off’: Simon Bridges backs Govt’s refusal to ban fireworks
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/11/fun-police-should-back-off-simon-bridges-backs-govt-s-refusal-to-ban-fireworks.html

    “You end up banning something the vast majority of law-abiding people do well for a few idiots,” he said.

    I’ve got incredibly good memories of doing this with my family – it’s good, wholesome family fun. They’ve actually banned all the really powerful stuff – I remember rockets that seemed to go all the way to the moon when I was a kid… and double-happies.”

    Ban everything is the cry from so many these days. Arseholes who don’t like neighbours having a little fun should move if they are going to complain about everyting everyone around them does. Live and let live.

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    • Those who want to ban and censor are not motivated by concern for others. It is entirely about power and control.

      Just look at how the ban and censor governments have treated their own people throughout history. Stalin, Hitler, Mao etc all held identical views to the Ardern regime.

      And no… this is not different and it was “real socialism”

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      • You forgot jealousy. The green eyed monster is the stimulant for many who chuck their weight around making demands.

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    • A ban is not the answer to the nuisance problem. Guy Fawkes is known (If a bit irrelevant to us here), deal with it.

      But it can be a nuisance as well.

      The acoustics of where we live (The bowl of the old quarry under Mt Wellington) does mean that fireworks are loud. Very, very loud. And there is always one who decides to keep the whole neighbourhood awake at random intervals from the first day of Guy Fawkes fireworks sales for a couple of months afterwards. It may be 9pm, it may be 1am – you never know.

      For those of us who are very light sleepers it gets annoying when it’s a month after a meaningless holiday. Not something to legislate for though, you cannot legislate for consideration though.

      Deal with it or go thump the annoyance.

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      • I understand Pascal but I agree you can’t legislate. No problem with fireworks around here so far but I was just having a bit of a rant about neighbours who complain about insignificant issues of everything and everyone around them. You know the sort, in our case complaining older uptight poms who have only just moved in and are already unpopular with all the neighbours. Rant over! 😱

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        • I had the fire brigade called out on me this morning, for the second time, and neither time was I doing anything illegal, I even got up at crack of dawn to light the fire in a drum before windows could even be opened.

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    • Could we just make them better and more expensive so the dorks can’t afford them 🙂
      The current Ching Chong skyrockets are soft as. 🙁
      In this day and age, tube of cardboard and shiny paper, multi colour spark spitters are disappointing crap. Why can’t we have hi-tech firework that burn for longer, made of plastic?
      You’re bringing up memories like when the jumping jack jumped up the attractive ladies long dress and frock – was that a dance move to behold for a ten year old!?!
      Neighbours
      The one real time, fireworks will become a problem here.
      When let off outside the November window, @ say, 4am near my window when I’m in a deep sleep. It gives me ‘Nam flash backs and want to fire back!! Oh It’s ok, Jacinda has taken the guns.
      Bring back the ThunderBang, Poha, and Tom Thumb.

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    • That is NOT a man.
      It is a piece of indian shit that scraped through as a doctor.
      In dirty Dunedin.
      The murder rate by indians is high.
      They have been invited in. Why?
      The cowardly males love to attack, kill,rape, grope, and disfigure women.

      In addition to this murdering shitter (allegedly) Amber Rose’s mother ended her own life a few months after the murder.
      I’ll happily grab 12 foot of rope and string this shitter up tomorrow.
      Don’t waste any more time in this subhuman creature.

      >Rohit Deepak Singh has been on trial at the High Court in Auckland charged with the murder of Arishma Chand, who was found stabbed to death at her south Auckland home

      >This is the shocking moment a woman was flogged 100 times by her husband as punishment for adultery before collapsing in front of a mob – who then sexually assaulted her.
      The terrified woman, tied by her hands to a rope hanging from a tree, can be heard screaming in pain as her husband repeatedly whipped her with a leather belt in northern India.

      >An accountant and “family man” spent hours trawling darkened Auckland cinemas, where he inappropriately touched women.
      Now he has been sentenced to five months’ home detention.
      Attul Kumar Patel,was sentenced on Tuesday at the High Court in Auckland by Justice Christian Whata for one count of indecent assault at the Westgate cinema on July 22.
      In 2014, Patel, from Flat Bush, lurked around Event Cinemas in Henderson, waiting until staff were preoccupied before sneaking into the theatre area without paying.
      Though the cinema was nearly empty, he picked a spot next to a 13-year-old girl as the lights were dimmed. Ignoring her younger brother seated next to her, Patel began rubbing her bare thigh.

      This piece of excrement did not even pay to go into the cinema.
      Australia kick these shitters out when their sentence is done.
      We will provide them with fecking counselling crap and pretend all is better.
      It is NOT.
      Bury shitters like that alive – 10 feet down.
      Give them a teaspoon to dig their way out.

      >2013 Murder: Shivneel Kumar and Bryne Permal in Auckland High Court this morning, accused of burning 21-year-old Shalvin Prasad to death

      A separate other burning one – about the same time:
      >A man who set fire to his wife on a rural Waikato roadside before fleeing to Fiji has been sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 14 years and six months for her murder.
      Diwesh Kumar Sharma, 30, sat with his head bowed and eyes closed throughout his sentencing at the High Court at Hamilton this morning.
      In February, Sharma, 30, pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, 28-year-old Ranjeeta Sharma.

      >Mar 2018 The identity of a Tauranga man who killed a 14-week-old baby boy can now be revealed.
      Name suppression has been lifted from Surender Singh Mehrok, 21, who was convicted of murdering Richard Royal Uddin, whose skull had been “cracked like an egg” after an assault in June 2016.

      There are lots more.
      I stopped recording these indian murders and sexual assault events because it happens so frequently.
      This is not even going near the underpayment of staff; the crooked drivers licences and so on.
      Shame Jones well undershot with his recent comments.
      National opened the floodgates on these crawling murderous leeches.
      They add no value.
      This is all UN promoted crap to wreck our world.

      No apologies for my language here.
      I toned it down, BTW.

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  7. Winston Peters takes the stand in High Court over pension overpayments
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/11/winston-peters-takes-the-stand-in-high-court-over-pension-overpayments.html

    “The ministers had no right to know, and had they not been told we wouldn’t be here today.”

    Peters says the overpayment was not controversial as it was an operational mistake.

    He is seeking damages from each of the named complainants of $450,000, which is to be covered by the taxpayer. If Peters is successful, the taxpayer could be liable for a total of $1.8m.”

    All this song and dance to protect his reputation when he was in the wrong for not informing the MSD of his correct status. The prospect of more baubles is just too much to resist for him.

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  8. Free Speech is under continuous attack, blatantly and subtly.
    We must know what it is, so as to be better able to defend it.
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    ~ Among the most fundamental First Amendment rights is to ridicule — regardless of the reason. The same is true of holding people or groups up to contempt.
    Were Connecticut’s absurd statute to be upheld — which it will not be — it could be applied to comedians, op-ed writers, politicians, professors and other students.

    ~ And what about “creed”?
    Is being a conservative or a Trump supporter a creed that cannot be ridiculed?…
    [T]herein lies its greatest danger: selective prosecution based on current political correctness.
    Precisely the kind of unpopular speech which the First Amendment was designed to protect…

    ~ Such hateful expressions [Anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and anti-conservative] are not only tolerated, they are often praised as “progressive” by some of the same students and faculty members who would censor politically incorrect hate speech. Under the First Amendment, such selective censorship is intolerable.

    ~ All who care about civil liberties, regardless of race, should now join with the racist students in opposing their criminal prosecution and demanding that the Connecticut statute be struck down as unconstitutional.

    ~ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the president of the university should lead the campaign against criminalizing speech that ridicules.
    Now that would take courage in our age of political correctness and at a time when the hard left is demanding “free speech for me but not for thee.”
    But this is not an age in which courage is widely practiced, especially on university campuses, and most especially by administrators.
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15108/connecticut-ridicule-censorship
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    It goes on pointing out the “unintended consequences”.
    Where it continues, things we may know about guarding free speech, and to appreciate the onslaught of others with a different view.
    It is us, the deplorable’s, the grass roots, the voters, and that take the “sh*^t, that have to do the heavy work, to hold to account, to guide to tell our representatives how to keep and value “free speech”!

    So all thanks to Ed. in starting this blog, and may well he find much support if and when pressure is applied. 🙂

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    • Thank goodness he didn’t get the job, we don’t need to import arseholes into NZ and clearly the business wouldn’t have been able to afford this hubristic applicant. So what happened to his previous employment if he is sooooooo impressive?

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  9. The UK is heading down a steep slippery slope.

    Boris and his Conservative Party has yielded to the Extension mob and come out with this. They are meant to getting out of the EU and yet they are setting up stupid things like this with joint funding from the EU.

    ” Breaking news: the British Conservative Government has just agreed Extinction Rebellion’s demand to form a climate change citizen’s assembly. 30,000 invitations will be sent at random, then 110 of the respondents will be chosen to sit on the assembly. The budget allocated for the assembly is £520,000. £120,000 will be provided by the government, the rest will provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. “

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    • I’m very disappointed in Boris not leaving the EU on 31 October. I had such high hopes and as time passes my misplaced confidence is being eroded. It is like living under the COL, increasingly depressing!!!

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      • Can you imagine any of those Extinction guys/gals voting for the Conservatives howitis? I think it is more a indication Boris’ girlfriend (an ardent Greenie) has him on a short leash –I cannot think of any other reason they would do such a stupid thing.

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  10. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117153250/expiring-learner-and-restricted-licences-will-be-extended-by-two-years#comments

    … Expiring learner and restricted driver licences will automatically renew amid concerns about how many of the nearly 144,000 due to expire in the next two years will actually be renewed.
    The previous Government introduced a rule in 2014 that meant restricted and learner licences expired after five years…

    Five years; half a decade to move to the next level but no effort.
    What, were you waiting in line at the Post Office to buy a stamp that you could not get this done?
    Were you stuck at home for five years waiting for the plumber?
    Jeez Wayne.

    Liebour and Genter make our roads less safe.
    You never got off your butt and got a full licence with years to do so…
    OK. COL will just extend it on the never never.
    It’s the petrol cars that kill and are evil; not the unqualified drivers on our roads.

    It is time NZ took the drivers licence seriously.
    Like not having NZTA allow crooked Indians to run licence scams for years uninterrupted.

    This COL must have spent their 9 years doing ‘advanced retardation’ courses.
    Their teacher will be proud.

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    • They should all be told to hurry up
      And the period reduced to two years or even one year.
      Get your licence.
      And yes sack all of the Indians and any other asians.
      They are all corrupt.

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  11. This is a long e mail I received today ( I have been a way a few days without e mail – very restful) which those of you who have been following the gun legislation debacle may find interesting. It points to very worrying times ahead

    This submission by Warwick Thorpe on the recent Arms Legislation Bill is compelling reading.
    Frightening stuff …… and even more in the full submission

    https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/52SCFE_EVI_91272_FE21807/21d4c8f37a5a6b3ffed38c8cf11a532850054615

    “Consequences for NZ Police and its impact of public safety”

    For most people this process began in March 2019 but in fact it is much older. For at least ten years and certainly for the last five I and others I know well, have had face to face conversations with senior serving Police members and crown employees who while stopping short of whistleblowing needed to “vent” about two issues. This was done in confidence and the well-known nature of the Police culture makes it more than unacceptable for me to name them however adding weight is that the sources are multiple and the story consistent… so it is beyond reasonable doubt to treat them as having no substance. There is so much smoke at least some fire has to be present.

    The first is that a cadre of senior Police under pressure from their Australian counterparts to bring NZ into line with Australia in respect to firearms law were actively working to do that regardless our statistics showed the domestic processes to be better law and outcomes significantly better than Australia.The assertion was that pressure from Australian gun owners to adopt the NZ system was embarrassing to deal with as the statistics favoured it. I am only reporting what I have been told both face to face and by hearing of similar conversations with others- no proof but no reason to doubt it.

    The second is that even after admonishment from Treasury about the way Police manage the money allocated in the general budget for firearms management over a decade it continued to divert 50% and more to other expenditure leaving the firearms management system on a downward spiral of inadequate resources and staffing.
    Having been asked to proofread some confidential submissions to the Royal Commission I know that this is an issue at the heart of the problem and will surface in the future regardless of efforts to cover it over. OIA requests to Treasury have I am told confirmed all this and no doubt by now the Royal Commission will have likewise discovered it to be so and having been the case for many years. Those who volunteered it to me all said that the issue was district commanders needed money and firearms was one of the few budget lines not directly monitored from outside of Police on top of the fact firearms offending was such a low level it was considered safe to
    proceed. Actual statistic of course bears that out. Last year an internal memo escaped into public hands setting out a plan to move to an online system based at Kapiti and to disestablish virtually all of the existing “Arms Office” network. This is I think mentioned in COLFO’s submission in regard a plan to reduce to under 40 people in the field to do what almost 300 staff and volunteers struggle to do now. As we speak every Arms officer, I have anything to do with is expecting to be made redundant and most are already looking for new jobs. Marginal competence (it is very run down) is spiralling toward inevitable incompetence unless there is serious intervention but this Bill will only accelerate the plunge.

    Once again it is delusional to pretend it is ok when it very certainly is not and the perception that the social contract has been broken by the Crown and is about to be forever thrown away by the Police empowered by this Bill is very real for at least a fifth of our society and therefore;

    1. People are expressing an end to desire to cooperate with Police and the society they feel has betrayed them though they did nothing.

    2. Without the benefit of Trust and cooperation thanks to the perception of betrayal ( I will not even attempt to wonder if it is real, perception is all that is needed) the ordinary Police officer will not find the same welcome and will have to endure trying to work with a community that wont want to speak to them. This also has profound consequences for GCSB and SIS trying to gain intelligence on future Tarrants.

    3. Perversely the very approach to clubs and ranges intended to expose the like of Tarrant will instead serve to close the doors to police intelligence gathering and drive those like him deeper off radar.

    4. The impact on the rural community is greater than the urban and of course this is exactly where Police rely even more heavily on “locals” to support them with fewer staff and bigger areas. The inevitable creation of “them and us” this growing mistrust brings will leave rural police isolated even within their own communities … a disastrous outcome.

    Much more thought provoking stuff in the submission including this:

    Summary
    We stand at a critical cross roads from which a wrong turn has very real potential to destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of our people and leave them afraid and untrusting of Police and Govt for little or no discernible benefit. Real or perceived the now embedded belief that they have been betrayed in order to achieve an agenda and then be asked to fund that has alienated them and brought about the most serious set back to equity and inclusiveness I have ever seen in my 57 years and for the Police members I wrote this to try and protect, loss of trust, respect and support is a certainty. That they do not actually have the means to carry out the task the Bill demands of them while suffering the loss of the support of those who do have those abilities means the sense of isolation from those they mean to serve will rise significantly. This can only increase stress and increase emotional and mental
    burden on officers, rural in particular. It is far too late to create a Police based solution, the damage is done and as Australia demonstrates it never heals

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    • ……’We stand at a critical cross roads”……

      I’ve read your comment in full but what you predict has already come to pass. We’re not seeing anything new or novel about the attitude police have to rural dwellers in general & farmers in particular. Rather we’re seeing the last stages of a 10 to 20 year campaign to disarm people who might resort to firearms to defend themselves in the total absence of police protection.

      The crossroads are in the rear view mirror.

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    • I am totally fed up with our incompetent politicians and their similarly incompetent bureaucrats trying to make laws on matters they know absolutely nothing about.
      Witless wonders, the lot of them.

      I was brought up with The Laughing Policeman and I brought my kids up with Constable Keith and Police Dog Sniff. The Policeman is your friend and all that. Now I find that the recruitment office reject applicants with an IQ in double figures, and I wouldn’t trust a cop as far as I could spit – especially the higher ranks.

      A beautifully written intelligent submission Alice.
      I can already hear the whooshing sound as it flies over the heads of our elected representatives. The submission process is an necessary piece of pretence that the public are being listened to. Whatever would the great unwashed know?

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  12. Head of the IMF, and crooked as hell, Largarde excelling at being fiscally inept.

    “Those that have the room for manoeuvre, those that have a budget surplus, that’s to say Germany, the Netherlands, why not use that budget surplus and invest in infrastructure? Why not invest in education? Why not invest in innovation, to allow for a better rebalancing?” asked Lagarde, blaming Germany and the Netherlands for living within their means, and demanding they should no longer do so, just because most other Europeans decided to pull a page out of the American playbook, and live exorbitantly outside of their means.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/lagarde-we-should-be-happier-have-job-have-savings

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  13. Former Scotland Yard Detective Reveals How Elite Pedophile Rings Are Protected

    In an in depth interview (see video below), retired police detective, Jon Wedger, who served with Scotland yard for 27 years and specialized in pedophile rings, reveals how the police protect politicians, celebrities, and other powerful people who commit pedophilia.

    After blowing the whistle on the police cover-ups, Wedger was bullied and threatened.

    https://newspunch.com/former-scotland-yard-detective-reveals-how-elite-pedophile-rings-are-protected/

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  14. MATH

    Ahkmad & Saleem are both at the market. Saleem has five chickens, two goats & three pelts, but trades one chicken for a bag of flour from Ahkmad who has one donkey & two dozen eggs.

    How many were killed in the blast?

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  15. Ricky Gervais told a joke that made journalists cry

    I was going to dress up as something weird and creepy for my Halloween party, but I’m bucking the trend this year and I’m going as brave female activist Jessica Yaniv.
    This also means I don’t have to wax my big old hairy balls.

    https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/1189610636344549377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1189610636344549377&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepostmillennial.com%2Fricky-gervais-told-a-joke-that-made-journalists-cry%2F

    and the journalist’s reactions. 🙁
    Backlash, yeah right.
    https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ricky-gervais-told-a-joke-that-made-journalists-cry/

    A great howler 🙂 and knows how to keep on cracking the pc barriers. 🙂

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