Poll: Should the Government declare a national climate emergency?
The answer is definitely NO! Vote to let the AM Show and Cindy know how we feel about a stupid national climate emergency.
I voted No
Its 81 No v 19 yes
And Stuff have two articles on Climate Change today
And The USA has officially announced its pulling out of the Paris accord next year, you have to give one years notice!
Have noticed a change on Stuff in the last week or so. climate bullshit seems to have toned down a lot. Perhaps no one reads the shit. Perhaps they have got rid of the wanker editor that decided Climate Change etc was where it was all at.
I’d like to think so.
But I don’t think so.
There two or three Climate Change articles on Stuff today.
I did get a standard email from the editor yesterday telling me that Stuff supports quality journalism.
I emailed back and I said so did I. but I have not seen any for years.
It’s not journalism they support, it is GLOBALISM.
Stuff is like a crossword puzzle
A. You have to try and work out what the fuck the sentence meant.
B. You get to argue the finer points of correct English grammar and spelling with my “I never lose an argument” wife.
C. The opinions spouted and stories they follow are just a bloody puzzle to me, don’t the staff there think about balance with the shite they write.
If Stuff has a brand left, it needs a clean sweep to knock the imbalance back to reporting facts and not opinion.
Andrew Neil and Andrew Marr are two Brit interviewers of a type that I wish we had with this govt of f..wits. They ask real questions and would make them squirm.
“I don’y care if the news reader is preggo, or down in the mouth.
If muttons can’t pay their bills and get kicked from a house,
I don’y care. What reallyhappened?.”
JUST TELL US THE TRUTH!
The sycophants are being dragged out of bed early – it is now 76% No 24% Yes.
Public servants getting to work and taking instructions!
My question about this —what does declaring a Climate Emergency actually achieve for “their cause”? ( I am serious with that question to them).
On the flip side some of these Councils who have already jumped on the bandwagon should watch out for the clever lawyers. Usually declaring an emergency brings into play certain things that do not normally apply –if a real weather related activity occurred and some people were adversely affected the lawyers might be able to claim the City involved did not take emergency measures and therefore they are liable.
The poll doesn’t work for me. Maybe Stuff has taken it down because it’s not showing the ‘correct’ result?
I think the AM poll finishes at 9am along with the programme.
75% no 25% yes
It is/was Newshub.
***************** BREAKING NEWS *********************
German city declares “Nazi emergency”
Yes it is for real 🙂
Jacinda and Labour did it to the Parliamentary staff that were sexually assaulted and now Winston Peter’s has decided to play the same game on MSD staff that say he was alone when he filled out his details for Superannuation. Dont forget Peter’s has history in twisting the truth,even got centured from his display of facts over the Owen Glenn donation.
What is it with this Labour led Coalition it’s always everyone else’s fault never there own.
Guessing they don’t have the CCTV of Winston in the MSD office when he made his application. Bugger.
“Mr Peters said it wasn’t surprising that some staff would not remember Ms Trotman as she had attended thousands of meetings and was adept at going unnoticed.
“How would that person remember Jan?”
Ms Casey also put to Mr Peters that his partner’s presence was “besides the point” as it was ultimately his application which was being filled out.
“The fact that everyone had a memory lapse as to her presence, I find that extraordinary.”
Which is it Winston? Is it “surprising that some staff would not remember Ms Trotman” or “extraordinary that everyone had a memory lapse as to her presence”.
If you worked at the WINZ office (or anywhere) and a high profile person walked in, you would notice them, and you would notice the person they are with!
So would the security guard on the door and the ones inside. There are alway at least 2 per office now.
The lie is right in his first statement. Why would she or he attend 1000’s of meetings just to fill out his super application?
I did it in one meeting, but then again I am not the drunken dwarf to whom lying just comes naturally.
I am surprised he was unable to fill out the form correctly after all he is now the Deputy Prime Minister, one would imagine someone of that rank would at least know how to fill to a form in correctly. I am also surprised that someone who is supposed to have seniors best interests at heart (joke) doesn’t read the annual MSD letter asking if circumstances have changed since the last year, it states your position from the last year so I would have thought that was perhaps a good idea for a MP to at least read it. Silly me I do actually read each and every one that comes from Government
Lizziep – to be Deputy PM he only needed to know how to bully and deceive naive Sill Little Girls.
No form filling there.
“- asked an interviewing official in 2017, when the overpayment was discovered, why someone in a relationship should be paid less than someone who was single, as he had two people who had been dependent on him” – Winston Peters court evidence
So Winston appears to have justified in his bauble grabbing mind that he was entitled to the single rate pension because he “had two people who had been dependent on him”. It seems he set out to bamboozle MSD by not completing the form correctly so he could claim what he was entitled to. He is a lawyer, an ex-finance minister and even an adult. He knows how to complete a form.
You say “bamboozle”, I say deliberately lie to gain extra that he assumed would never be picked up on, after all, who in their right mind would question “what’s in it for wynston”…….
As I think howtis said on KB it’s not about his application it’s about the leak. The rest is just semantics. It is over to Peters to establish who leaked the info. anything else is just about who knew what. That he filled it out wrong or used his semantics to defraud WINZ(which appears likely as has been reported), is irrelevant to him proving who leaked the info.
So unless he has actually evidence and corroboration of that particular act he is wasting every ones time and money. Hope fully the Judge will be clear sited about that. No evidence, no reward.
But maybe his outlook is to create gossip and innuendo to tarnish Paula Bennett and Ann Tolley’s reputations. His hate for Paula Bennett has been visible for couple of years and in the end it comsumes people to the point they find it difficult to let go and this has shown in some of Peter’s decisions and press releases.
Was there more than one leak?
Someone was pissed about Metoo as well as Bazzas one?
What was the point in wheeling in Barely Sober if he won’t answer the question anyway? This whole thing could blow up in Winstons face something awful, He is so used to bullying and getting his own way he has no respect for the court – a very silly thing to do.
It’s down to the quality of the people attracted to politics. They can be to scum floating on top of the bucket, or the shit sinking to the bottom….
This Govt has really had 11 long years fermenting in their own arrogance.
They reeeeeck of irresponsibility. 🙂
I have posted this before.
“Witnessing the metamorphosis of his own party in the early 1970s, Kim Beazley Senior famously quipped: “When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class. But as I look about me now, all I see are the dregs of the middle class. When will you middle-class perverts stop using the Labor Party as a cultural spittoon?”
Ms Trotman described her partner as “the most intensely private person I have met in my life”.
Well we can’t have people knowing what he’s up to, can we?
That is because he has trouble juggling his lies and his misbehaviour. Unless she is by his side 24/7 she has no idea what he is getting up to whereas some of do.
I saw on Al Jazeera last night that…
Apple, Google and Facebook are all giving billions EACH to Los Angeles and San Francicos projects to solve their homeless crisis.
Its amazing how much cash you can have when you don’t pay any tax.
Jacinda Ardern’s awkward end to East Asia summit despite trade success
Duterte obviously had no interesting in talking to Cindy.
Normally he’s a bit of a ladies man.
They love him in the Philippines
He gets huge crowds to his meetings of which he does lots.
Ardern is no lady – did you notice the awful, inappropriate, clothing she was wearing when she was met by the immaculately dressed Thailand PM.
yes, me and my g/f cringed when we saw her walk across the stage in her ankle boos and op shop dress and white legs.
She was deliberately placed there as a lot of jockeying occurs for these photo ops. Who said Thais don’t have a sense of humour eh?
Is getting lots of support for his Indian stance over on the Trademe Community Forum.
I think that forum tends be to be 50/50 left v right.
So the fact that there was only one or two anti-Jones comments shows how people really think!
I for one really don’t care how Indian residents work out their marriage arrangements. As far as I am concerned marriage is the least of our problems.
Generally they are productive citizens featuring highly in graduation/qualification stats and low in crime figures.
I have also seen quite a few kiwis with Asian wives where it is clear that the poor male is just a passport for the woman to NZ who after receiving her NZ passport leaves taking a fat settlement with her either “home” or to Oz. We are currently dealing with one of those at the moment.
Let’s forget the race shit and just deal with people but firmly. Any conviction for an imprisonable offense.. bye bye off you go and if a local, white or not… off you go to prison.
‘and low in crime figures.’
That is a completely unacceptable statement.
They are very high on crime esp Male assaults/rapes/murders female.
-Who killed Christie Marceau resulting in a law change?
-What race is the dirty Dunedin doctor that is in court this week for the murder of Amber-Rose Rush and the suicide a few months later of her grieving mother.?
-If there is a burnt body on the side of the road who do you think did it?
-It there is an acid attack who do you think it will be?
Pakistanis and Indians are not that different. They came from the same pool of people before the creation of India into India and Pakistan in 1947 and because the had 4 wars in under a quarter of a century Pakistan was further divided into Bangladesh.
2015- A report this week ranking India as the most dangerous country in the world for women has reignited the ongoing debate over women’s safety in the vast country.
‘India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women … rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has gone unabated,” said Manjunath Gangadhara, an official in the southern state of Karnataka told Thomson Reuters’
Jun 2019 – An Indian court sentenced three men to life in prison for the abduction, rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in a case that sparked a nationwide furore..
..The investigation revealed the girl had been sedated, gang-raped and strangled with her own scarf. Her head had been bashed with a rock. The brutality took place over four days in a small Hindu shrine…
An eight year old; at a F..ing Hindu Shrine !!
Look at all the abuse that occurs with under paying staff by Indian on Indian.
It is massive.
Corruption and exploitation is their M.O.
They are not nice people.
They are rapey, creepy and largely abusive and exploitative.
Women bashing is normal and accepted in their world.
Fear violence and standover tactics identified by Hollywood to make Italian Americans look bad (why? a whole other issue) is the method used by indians.
Like the 1950s era in North Eastern USA this has been out of the mainstream news in NZ because it is seen as ‘racist’ to report facts.
The same thing occurred with the Rotherham rapes and massive abuse
‘The failure to address the abuse was attributed to a combination of factors revolving around race, class and gender—contemptuous and sexist attitudes toward the mostly working-class victims; fear that the perpetrators’ ethnicity would trigger allegations of racism and damage community relations.
>> Exactly what you are saying Tall Man.
Care to reconsider?
It is happening; it is bad; and it is under reported.
Get wise; open your eyes.
Jun 2019 – ‘Official statistics show that incidents of rape are increasing in India, although it is unclear how much of the rise is due to more reporting of such cases. Advocates say the majority of rape cases remain unreported.’
You are completely wrong, openly emotive and clearly letting your hatred of a race cloud your judgement.
Crime has been dropping in NZ since the mid 90’s and is continuing to do so to this day.
Maori are still over represented at 42% committed yet are approx 12% of the population.
Indians do not commit crime in excess of their representation in our population and while you are trying to “create” a scandal there is not one present.
There is no clear separation in the stats in NZ generally so “Asian” is the moniker and they represent in excess of 10% of our population yet less than 3% in prison.
So cut the crap and face the facts.
Most Asians are productive members of our society, maori @ 12% ish of the population but with 42% of crime and 50% incaceration are not.
And talking of corruption, I suggest you review the actions of the current members of the coalition with particular reference to genter, jones and “what’s in it for wynston” and from memory they don’t seem very “Indian” to me.
I hear you Tallman, people are people, regardless of race.
Fake Qualifications /CVs
Dishonesty – Many have no problem scamming the system as it is seen as unfair for Indians.
Have you ever seen a purchased CV? They are an impressive document full of Fortune 500 companies and millions in sales.
But totally uncheckable due to the sheer size on India and careful selection of companies. References to a call centre.
“Pervy” inappropriate behaviour of Indian men to young women –
Arranged marriages!! WTF it’s 2019
Where is the feminist outrage!?!
Racist within their own community.
Divided by religion (Hindi Islam), caste (untouchables), region (Kashmir Pakistan, North vs South), skin colour. language.
But hey they can move in, just don’t cause any trouble.
Leave the disagreeable cultural stuff to where it is accepted..
And don’t expect the door to open for the rest of the extended family.
We’re FULL. No Houses, No Schools, No Hospitals No Services with much free capacity.
I do understand your points but many of those issues can be sheeted home to all people and trust me, this coalition’s level of corruption is fast approaching any government in India and while you choose to focus on the misdeeds of Indians in NZ I suggest you look inwards to the vast issue that our own maori create.
Both. No all communities have major issues, I question whether we need to fully import another.
Allowing bizarre medieval rituals without question that are against our laws and our values.. “for diversity”
I reckon the stew in the great big melting pot is going to be hard to stomach.
new hub poll is no 78/12
Oh dear they won’t like that!
are you doing a fat fairy and fudging the figures here?
Hi Ed, sorry it was a typo, could you change the figures for me, it was 78/22
That guy is a real inspiration
He was helping people even before this
I checked on a website.
Mark Stevens was appointed editor in chief of Stuff in 2107
here is the email I got form him yesterday
Dear DigNap15 (they used my real name)
As a reader of Stuff, I’d like to thank you for your support in helping to sustain quality local journalism in New Zealand and seeing value in the role we play in society.
Holding the powerful to account. Shining light on injustices. Telling people’s stories. All hold true for journalism in New Zealand and around the globe. But how does one really put a value on what hundreds of journalists around the country get out of bed to do each and every day?
That value comes in both the difference they make, and the democracy deficit that creeps in in their absence. Those differences and deficits aren’t only prevalent in the big national stories that lead newspapers and news sites. They have a very real impact at grassroots levels too.
Eleven-year-old Briar Hales laced up rugby boots each weekend like thousands of other Kiwi kids. But it was from politically-correct and overly-officious adults that she faced opposition to representing her school’s First XV because, well, she was a girl…
The outcry that followed from politicians – including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – sports stars and the public at large led to organisers conceding they would revisit the rules before the next tournament. In the meantime, her team agreed to forfeit points to get her on the pitch.
But the impact and value of journalism can also hit harder.
Would Teina Pora still be behind bars for a horrendous crime he didn’t commit if our own investigative journalism team hadn’t helped by doggedly working for so many years to right the wrongs in that case of injustice?
Stuff is a company driven by our editorial purpose to help Kiwis connect and thrive; telling stories that matter to New Zealanders. Starting today, we will showcase the impact of Stuff’s quality journalism on the people and communities behind our stories at http://www.stuff.co.nz/becausejournalism. We will continue to add more stories to the hub as the impact of today’s news becomes apparent over time.
Again, I’d like to thank you for your support. You are helping sustain the powerful role of journalism in your country and community.
I wonder which junior he got to write that for him. He’s far too busy to respond to the likes of us.
Ed – I only have the options to up-or-down tick this fine post from Diggy.
I need one for “Bahaha, What a pile of crap”
After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came to see a therapist. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married.
On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched – with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.
The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?”
“Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I go fishing.”
The Media do have ways of sensationalizing story’s that suit there narrative with headlines saying ” Christopher Luxon has won the chance to fight Parliament s most dangerous man.
You look at all the media coverage on this story and you find most are pumping for JLR even though if they had done the same thing and caused the people they worked for embarrassment they would in the position as this person maybe looking for a new job.
US football game hijacked by stray cat on field
Crowds, noise and open space is an unusual place for a cat to be.
Sideline lurker, instead of down ticking why don’t you try posting something interesting yourself.
Arh, the poor liddle puddy dat!
Do you reckon it will be housed before the days end?
steffy girl hasn’t snuck in has she?
Nah, he likes goats!
Lord Stiffy of St Lukes is too stupid to figure out how to register and log in!
Finally, a climate change article I can partly agree with
These scientists are saying the stuff.
And then they say we must reduce the huge expansion of the world population
200,000 a day!
And empower girls more! (hint more education and less male domination cultures eg Hindu and muslim)
I have been saying for year that some countries need a one woman one child policy for 50 years or so to get their population back under control.
China, India, The Philippines, Uganda, Nigeria, Palestine, Egypt, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Niger, Brazil
All over-populated or basket cases with no sustainable economy or land.
But New Zealand needs about 20 million good people to be more vibrant and sustainable.
But New Zealand needs about 20 million good people to be more vibrant and sustainable.
“Vibrant and Sustainable” was a very common point made by many of the candidates of local government elections, particularly of green and labour “bent” that with distinguished Professors Spoonley’s goal of having “superdiversity” and stating that it works well, does not go down well with me.
But just what makes that about the right number.
If done as fast pace immigration, Is that to overwhelm the current people who may not have the “right think” whether in’dig’ineous or ‘white privilege”?
A brave new world?
So how does one achieve this growth of another 15 million and over how many years,
We seem to be paying well for a number to breed up be future housed in the big house.
Many people in this world will claim to be “good people” that is from a good culture, and with good. true and proven ethics.
Vibrant and Sustainable is a part of the “Smart Development” that councils like Auckland are running.
currently the most dense urban area in the United States, “lies at the root of many of the woes experienced by L.A. today.”
Which Smart growth chases after, sustainability, with the supposed plus benefit of vibrancy.
I do not know the answer, but like you, have a ‘sense’ of the population issue, and demographics.
Like the Ethiopian conundrum, receiving much aid from “bandaid” “liveaid” and the population since then has boomed from 30 million, to about 95 million, so they could export a million young weaned teenagers per year, with no ill effect for them.
Is that a bit like what we do to Aussie?, and those Pacific Islands do to us?
Simpleton. I suggest you read mike reddells post on Wales.
Very interesting when it comes to population and an economy.
Found it and it is always on going problem, recognized from Dickensian times.
I was going to mention that Ethiopia’s GDP had been tremendous since all those “aiding” concerts, having gone up 3 times, and a stellar example for all African countries. //
Per capita, it has only a smidgen improved, a bit more in the cities, and stayed the same in the rural areas.
Yet the “do gooders” think it will all work with kindness, sustainability and diversity/vibrancy.
Where are the houses? Where are the roads, where are the hospitals.
As long as elected or selected governments under invest in infrastructure and “chase” votes we are fucked regardless of the level of our population.
Some talk about how bad MMP is, and I agree with them, but I came across this post on thread about Brexit. Interesting figures.
“Under FPP 4 million got no seats for UKIP (but huge number of “2nd places”). Only 12 million put the Tories in government.
There are 17.4 million leave voters and it is now KNOWN that there is only ONE genuine LEAVE party so there is clearly potential for a political earthquake! ”
In the same 2015 election the SNP got 50 seats with significantly less votes than UKIP .
BTW Personally I would like to see the result he refers to in his last sentence but I cannot see it happening.
Its not MMP you need to be talking about but Proportional Representation.
There are many type of this of which MMP is just about the least used one.
I’m with you I Like Proportional Representation as it gives new parties a chace to get going, Otherwise it would just be National and Labour with huge majorities in say Remuera and Otara.
My preference has always been the Supplementary Member system but I know we will never get a major change, so modifications to MMP maybe the best we can hope for.
David Farrar has put up a really stupid anti Trump article and his readers are giving him heaps over it, so far. It will be interesting to see where it ends up.
David clearly has not read anything outside the left wing MSM on the Ukraine issue.
I picked up a copy of the Listener yesterday because of the anti Trump headline on the front page. Paul Thomas has a multi-page rant quoting CNN, NYT, WP and all the other anti Trump media. Amazing how they are all sucked and are prepared to spread the BS without questioning the content.
Years ago I used to think the Listener had some good articles.
I only very quickly skimmed the article but one bit caught my eye when it said something like ” they are worried because it looks like Trump will win in 2020 and he might take revenge on those trying to impeach him ” . Do they expect him to pat them on the back !!
I have seen articles saying that CNN, NYT, WP and many other left wing tv stations and media are shedding viewers and staff.
Trump is having huge public rallies and is raisnig millions of dollars already.
Steve Turley has been talking about this quite a lot recently.
CNN collapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIsNKtTMYPY
I was away over last weekend and in the Air B&B I was staying in were a number of recent copies of the Listener. My goodness how that magazine has deteriorated!
Duncan Garner, James Shaw butt heads over climate change emergency declaration
“Unsatisfied with the answer, Garner asked again. Why doesn’t the Government formally declare this a state of emergency? Why don’t you have some guts?”
Shaw replied the accusation wasn’t true. “We actually put up a motion to declare an emergency in the house some months ago and it was blocked by the opposition,” he told Garner.
Garner asked a third time, saying Jacinda Ardern said the declaration was nothing but a slogan.
“You can’t convince Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to sign up to it – why can’t you convince her?”
Duncan is a woke idiot.
I prefer to think that James Shaw is a gutless weasel who has had to give in to Ardern (thankfully)
I think both statements are true:
Duncan is a woke idiot
Shaw is a gutless weasel
It’s called in the trade
“Taking one for the team”
“Getting one in the chook”
Poor Jimmy Two Mums 🙂
and it (the motion) was blocked by the opposition
That is nothing but an outright lie. The ‘opposition’ (such as it is), doesn’t have the numbers to block anything in the House because the government (such as it is) comprising the Trotskyites, the Ecofucks and the Superannuation Fraudster hold the majority.
Did Garner pick up this cunt’s lie and challenge him on it? Probably not.
The Newshub poll is 76 to 24
So its obviously the final trend
So that’s 3 to 1 against a Climate Change Emergency!
Its time for David Seymour and Simon Bridges to say they don’t believe in Climate Change, especially Man Made Climate Change.
Unemployment up again
Kelvin Davis had no answers yesterday.
Carmel Sepuloni will say that its due to the increase in population and a retail downtown.
They won’t admit that’s its their policies
No benefit sanctions
Extra benefits and handouts
More gang members from Australia
Low business confidence
High wages and more to come
No 90 day trial
Don’t forget the 9 loooooong years..
And fresh from the WTF files:
“At the time Torres was 23 and his victim was an 11-year-old girl”
“Quentin Miller, proclaimed that enforcing immigration laws is not part of his agency’s duties. Miller also said that “it is vital that members of our immigrant community can call the sheriff’s office without fear when they are in need of assistance from law enforcement.”
Explain to me the thought process that sees an illegal sex offender afforded more care and protection from the Sherriff who just does his duty than 11 year old girls.
– for the life of me I just don’t get it.
An Eulogy to a man who knew it, & valued freedom paying the price, and saw the “western complicity”with communism.
…by Diana West ….. Bukvosky’s heroic story. Co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, Bukovsky spent nearly 12 years inside Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals before his release to the West in 1976. He was 33.
He threw himself into his role as an educator about the dangers of communism and socialism, the centrality of human rights. ….
…… and ‘Judgment in Moscow’, which began to appear in Europe in 1995. It did not come out in English until earlier this year, nearly a quarter-century later….
……. the reasons for the West’s failure to try and convict communism as Nazism was tried and convicted in Nuremberg.
…. — his life’s work to break communism’s hold on the world, and especially the West — did not go as he had hoped and believed possible. ………
….. Vladimir Bukovsky was an uncompromising messenger of Soviet crime, but he was also an uncompromising messenger of Western complicity in Soviet crime. He was a great champion of the Cold War against communism, but his fidelity to the facts made him a herald of the ideological Western defeat. ……
But you must acknowledge the Political Realities, people were always telling him. He would reply that political realities must be created, not acknowledged. Otherwise, he said, back in the USSR he would have joined the Communist Party.
Maybe Bukovsky took Western ideals more seriously than most Westerners.
Refusing to be complicit is the triumph in his life that is eternal.
But each of craved the right to say to our descendants: ‘I did all that I could.’
It is hard to imagine a greater expression of devotion. Or a greater challenge to the living.
Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky, Rest in peace.
I very heavily abridged, and any emphasis is mine.
What many have not realized is how deep the socialist ideology has become ingrained into our institutions,and through the academia, education, judiciary, media & politicians and infecting our thought processes to accept that much is normal.
Journalists refuse to reveal source of Winston Peters leak
Update on journalists testimony in Peters court case:
“Newshub’s Jenna Lynch, Newstalk ZB’s Barry Soper, and Newsroom’s Melanie Reid all refused to reveal any information on Wednesday that could identify the person who leaked the overpayment information to them.
None were prepared to even reveal the sex of the person who called them, but Soper testified that the National Party stood to benefit from the leak of Peters’ superannuation overpayments.”
Is Barry Soper’s testimony that “the National Party stood to benefit from the leak of Peters’ superannuation overpayments a fact or just his usual support for Peters?
Pound to a pinch of nanny goat droppings it was WP
Winston’s-drinking-buddy-Soper’s opinion has no place in Court.
Does Soper have evidence that National stood to gain from the ‘leak’? Did they?
Does Soper claim to be unaware of the animosity between The Old Soak and Paula Bennett?
Would WP not have something to gain from discrediting National in general and Bennett in particular?
Reporting facts in a Court is quite different from reporting facts in the media.
I wonder if Barely Sober was actually sober when he testified.
He isn’t smart enough to say how National would benefit because there is no benefit to anyone other than the scummy dwarf.
Carmel Sepuloni Failing COL Minister of the Day
Brilliant! ✔️ 😁
Funnier watching Poto Williams covering for the Sep in witless protection yesterday in OQT. Got her prepared notes jumbled up along with her slow thought process as the Speaker left to flounder around like a fish out of water.
Rural health commissioner needed to address healthcare ‘crisis’
Rural folk don’t matter to the woke urbanite MPs.
All sounds good to start to with, and so who & how is this defined? “racism”? and then “as soon as safe”?
So far on the other side of the world, but do not be surprised to have this coming to a place near you.
First a thin edge of the wedge, then changes, will occur to make it more effective. 🙁
“Red Card to Racism” campaign to protect all staff from any discrimination.
Following a national trend, staff have reported that incidents of racism on wards have increased over the past year so the hospital will be enforcing its zero tolerance policy against abusive behaviour.
This means that any patient abusing staff will be challenged and warned, leading to a sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe. ….
*Racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour.
Abuse of alcohol or drugs.
*Threatening and offensive language.
* So how is this to be defined? and who will be the “sensitive judgmental ones”
Would it be racism if a long sleeved nurse or doctor did not roll their sleeves up and scub-up their arms, or did not use the alcohol based hand-rub sanitizer. Incidentally was a muslim? So a strong-minded ideologist, may be deemed racism, then on whose part? 🙁
Even this comment could be deemed a “malicious allegation”. so no treatment for me. 🙁
Then just where does that trans, non binary etc, alpha bet soup fit in? If one uses the wrong gender pronoun?
Under the UN Migration Pact, it may even be deemed that one can not say anything about immigration, and that governments may with hold support. Ok a long bow, but the concept is there.
We seem to sign up to all this stuff, as the march through the institutions continue, and the unintended consequences, start to be held over the populace’s head.
So another area for the conscious ones to “self censor”.
I see problems coming here……….
People have been doing this for years.
Awesome. So what?
Do we have an overvalued housing market? Are we due a correction? What would the impact be to housing values if kiwibuild actually succeeded in building a large number of affordable housing? When/if this correction does occur what is “lost” first, the deposit and at that point I see problems coming.
Does that satisfy you?
Was it Labours plan all along to drag Mental Health campaigner and Gumboot charity organizer away from National and then dump him when things go wrong by not topping up the gumboot fund that has lost out financially.
I am not a Mike King fan but he puts his heart and sole into this work and after burning his Bridge’s with National he now has to find a lot more money from Gumboot day to back pay Councilors.
They have $13m to reach Siri Te Reo – when Apple is a high end product that few economically disadvantaged people would use, but no $$$ for a programme aimed at saving young peoples’ lives.
Didn’t SLG say she wanted a zero suicide target? – having been personally affected by the suicide of a friend’s friend’s friend’s friend.
There are simply too many organisations chasing the ‘help’ dollar.
On the end of article where they media won’t mention Suicide you get all these listed:
WHERE TO GET HELP:
-1737, Need to talk? – Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor
-Depression.org.nz – 0800 111 757 or text 4202
-Lifeline – 0800 543 354
-Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
-Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 for people up to 18 years old. Open 24/7.
-Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find online chat and other support options here.
-Rural Support Trust – 0800 787 254
-Samaritans – 0800 726 666
-What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling available Monday-Friday, noon–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 3pm–10pm daily.
-thelowdown.co.nz – Web chat, email chat or free text 5626
-Anxiety New Zealand – 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)
-Supporting Families in Mental Illness – 0800 732 825.
-If it is an emergency click here to find the number for your local crisis assessment team. In a life-threatening situation call 111.
There are too many already.
In Australia with 5 times the population there are 2 or perhaps 3 help contact numbers shown in media reports.
King has been irresponsible by declaring unlimited support then farmed the work out and asked the counsellors to donate their time.
He got all huffy that many did not.
Mike King is disconnected from reality and should be disconnected from my taxpayers money.
Mike King is financially inept. He works in media. There is your answer.
You need limits. Econ 101.
When my aunty (a pensioner) in Aust lost her only daughter – my cousin – she got 5 Govt funded help sessions. My brother and I chipped in AUD600 more to get 5 more sessions when she needed them.
You work it out and place value where it is needed.
“You work it out and place value where it is needed.”
Unless you are unable to.
That is the problem apart from the fact that there are not enough spaces within the service to go around and when you are at the bottom of the heap rational thought is not always viable.
I applaud anyone who is trying or has tried to make a difference. I have nothing but the utmost contempt for the liar ardern for “promising the earth” in order to get elected but not making any effort at all to deliver an improvement.
Peters is self-destructing. He had a half credible story where some people would believe him. I mean the NZF supporters he still has and some from Labour. His problem is that if he is not lying then he too incompetent to fill in a form that the vast majority of those who claim super do.
What I fail to understand is why the judge allows the claims against Bennett and Tolley to go ahead without credible evidence. There could be could technical arguments against the no-surprises policy. I hope he is up for costs.
I wonder if the government lawyers are game to argue that he had no reputation to lose and submit a copy of his infamous NO sign.
Insults fly at Zero Carbon Bill reading as MP takes shot at ‘obnoxious’ Shane Jones
“OK, Boomer,” Swarbrick replied, referring to the Baby Boomer generation defined as those born between 1946 and 1964.”
– So it’s okay for Chloe to be obnoxious but the MSM refer only to Jones as being obnoxious.
Concern for elderly with future of cash up in the air
“As the use of cash declines nationwide, the Reserve Bank wants the law amended to protect those who rely on it.
“There are pockets of society that are still reliant on cash so they’re very young, they’re very old, isolated people in rural communities so we feel like we need to have a cash system that is fit for purpose,” the Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby said.”
And what about tradies who do cash jobs
And drug dealers?
They rely on cash.
I bet there are very few old people who cannot use Eftpos, or have a friend to help them with internet banking.
Lose cash, lose control.
I’ve been cashless for years, but I’m carrying cash these days since I have an 11year old in the house.
When I send the kid out on errands etc I have to provide a means of payment for the items on the shopping list, and I like to send the kid in with the takeaway order while I stay in the car with my book (makes sure the cost is known, hence we can’t have them too often)
I’m thinking about using cash for clothing purchases on the same basis and gradually expanding that to having the kid manage a wardrobe budget.
That way my warnings that I’ll bin anything ‘hung up on the floor’ might carry a little more weight.
Research shows majority of Kiwis want TVNZ ad-free
So who is going to pay for an ad-free TVNZ? Oh, the poor old taxpayer again!
I don’t mind ads
Just one or two of them and every fifteen minutes.
Not ten in a row every five minutes.
This plan sounds amazing! Just select or be selected.
This narrative will be the reason for our eventual extinction.
Aren’t we clever little so and so’s?
11,000 Experts Propose Final Solution To Global Warming: Just Kill Billions Of People
…..”1,000 Experts Propose Final Solution To Global Warming: Just Kill Billions Of People”…..
They’re going to experience a bit of resistance from the Vatican Party. God’s little helpers won’t even allow a few old sick people living in pain to escape their mortal coil.
Every sperm is sacred
Every sperm is great
If a sperm is wasted
God gets quite irate
Let the heathen spill theirs
On the dusty ground
God shall make them pay for
Each sperm that can’t be found
Every Sperm is Sacred – Complete
We don’t need to kill people (although that would be a good idea for some countries and nations)
But just restrict it to one child per woman, then tie her tubes.
Do that for 50 years.
Then make it two children per woman.
But only in non developed western countries which already have a low birth rate.
If we don’t control the population then nature will do it for us and nature is a cruel bitch. Infinite growth is not an option.
This should be the number one goal of any true environmentalist. And we don’t need to kill anyone, we just need to make less new ones. Quality of life not quantity, is required.
Love your poem howitis 🙂
Kiwi refugee accused of people-smuggling denied bail in Australia
Sensible decision by the Aussies
Does that mean we get him back after jail term?
Angry Little has already decreed that the Iranian who had a winning business model in human exploitation when granted refugee status in NZ will be welcomed back with open arms once he completes his prison sentence in Aus. NZ is sooooo lucky with our imports. //
Māori claim to Sydney land dismissed by Australia’s Federal Court
Gee, who saw that coming?
Controversial partnership visa decision set to be reversed by Immigration New Zealand
It’s a Cindy flip-flop.
What do you reckon Shane?!
Jan Trotman outs Whinestone, when she applys for her super. As she names Whinestone as her defacto partner!
That’s going to go down well!
Yesterday we learnt that Catholic Church hired a lobbying company to try and block legislation relating to sex crimes against children.
Today we will turn our minds to the Jews:
Why On Earth Are Orthodox Jews Opposing The Child Victims Act?
While learning in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, my study partner and I attended a lecture from the great Jewish thinker, Rabbi Moshe Shapiro. Later that week, we saw him at the Western Wall praying with the sunrise. My friend asked him a question on the lecture he had given earlier in the week. Rabbi Shapiro responded: “If you don’t understand this, then there is a lot you don’t understand!”
Judaism, Islam & Christianity share much. They are monotheistic, each regard the OT as scripture & all worship an omnipotent deity.
Additionally they all fuck little boys & girls.
Yep and Muslims too. But I can promise you Hindu’s etc do as well.
It is not the average religious person who tends to be the offender. Its the very religious. The average garden variety Jew or Christian is probably ok – but will often still help with the cover up.
…..’It is not the average religious person who tends to be the offender. Its the very religious”…..
Strongly agree. All religions are rackets designed to keep their priests well fed & supplied with pretty children.
The only surprising thing is that so few see through the screen of bullshit.
A common theme is kids who speak out are often silenced by their parents. That breach of parental trust and protection can do more damage than the abuse.
You can see it happen in real life on YSB by simply linking to a factual story about abuse by a member of a particular religious group. For some the greater crime is reporting on it – not the rape of kids.
Nothing is too depraved in defense of their chosen religious group. They can’t simply bring themselves to condemn the rape of kids and leave it at that.
I reckon we have a greater chance of getting to heaven than they do, if it turns out we were wrong 🙂
Don’t forget the land grabs that were particularly rapacious during the 1800s.
Get to the Pacific first and grab the lslands in a very ‘oly, very ‘umble way then set about getting the noble savages into your team supporters club and colours before the other mob does.
This was well covered in the James Michener book ‘Hawaii’
Land = money.
We are harbouring a killer amongst us. 🙂
……”Kea attacks on sheep have been measured for the first time.
About 0.5 per cent of sheep at five South Island high country farms were attacked by the alpine parrots, according to just published research “…..
Those were love bites from the farm boys.
..About 0.5 per cent of sheep at five South Island high country farms..
So, just the zionist sheep then !
(Sorry Mr Parrot , that was too good to sidestep)
Well observed howitis. Notice none of the pigs are attacked? 🙂
Sheep will have to wear flak jackets to foil the little feathered terrorists.
nasska said sheep are bloody liars and not to listen to them.
And if they had the ability to vote, they would all vote for Liarbour
The Dear Leader ordered an expensive play ground be constructed in her honour on parliament grounds – paid for using your money. It is ugly and poorly designed, but should appeal to the mentality of Labour voters.
It should be most pleasing to attendees of the Labour youth camps to see innocent little kiddies frolicking outside their window, as it has been carefully placed in provide a clear view for them. I wonder if their favourites will get a special invite to the next “camp”?
…..”I wonder if their favourites will get a special invite to the next “camp”?”……
Maybe they’ll have a pre-teen camp with spiked raspberry cordial.
Sick bastards the lot of them!
I suspect the worst of them are religious. Many of the homo hugging woke are, while National are a bunch of religious conservatives desperately thumbing through the Old Testament for policy advice.
I prophesy that next years manifesto will include a law making wool/polyester garments verboten & an individual’s death to be delayed until a yet to be determined amount of suffering is undergone.
Vote National & get God for free!
And no more cooking lamb in its mothers milk.
The Deuteronomy 14:21 Act.
Is it bribery or threats that is keeping the sexual assault victims of parliament quiet?
Misguided party loyalty and the certainty that speaking out will destroy any career they hoped and trained for.
anyone know what happened in that sex abuse case that concerned a well known high level Labour apparachick?
Can you narrow it down a bit?
Which one, they are at it all the time!
Protected by the PTPM even. Sh had her own tame one in her own office!
A massive failure?
“There’s a real responsibility that comes with making laws as well, and so far it looks like Ardern’s gun ban is going to create more armed criminals than disarm them, since she’s turning law-abiding gun owners into felons for simply maintaining possession of their legally acquired firearms. I’d say that’s pretty irresponsible, no matter how well-intended the gun grab may have been.”
➡ This article nails it.
Are You a Moral Grandstander?
New research suggests that moral grandstanding may be a major source of conflict in the world today
Do you strongly agree with the following statements?
•When I share my moral/political beliefs, I do so to show people who disagree with me that I am better than them.
•I share my moral/political beliefs to make people who disagree with me feel bad.
•When I share my moral/political beliefs, I do so in the hopes that people different than me will feel ashamed of their beliefs.
If so, then you may be a card-carrying moral grandstander. Of course it’s wonderful to have a social cause that you believe in genuinely, and which you want to share with the world to make it a better place. But moral grandstanding comes from a different place.
Let’s face it: Moral grandstanding seems to be everywhere these days. As clinical psychologist Joshua Grubbs notes, “Perhaps, just perhaps, part of the reason so many of us are so awful to each other so much of the time on here is related to a desire to show off to likeminded others. In essence, sometimes we behave poorly in an effort to gain the respect and esteem of folks like us.”
Looks like Greenpeace are going to hound people in public office who say something about their AGW religion
If I was Sean Rush I would have just said if natural forces have nothing to with it how did the climate change before the industrial revolution?
And how much has the climate change since the industrial revolution considering the millions of tonnes of soot and exhaust gas we have put into the air since then 200 years ago.
So if the sea has risen by 1cm since then, then in the next 200 years it may rise another 2 or 3 cm! But then again it may fall, no one knows.
How can you even measure a few cm?
Sean Rush is a hero.
Even David Seymour thinks there may be man made climate change. (on magic radio today)
Carbon is the fuel of life for plants and trees, they need it
Funny you should mention soot
In the mid 70’s scientist seriously suggested spreading soot over the Arctic to stop the cooling and the advancing glaciers. The climatologists were convinced the politicians would not act fast enough.
Hard to stick with your real beliefs when you have a family to house and feed. I don’t blame the guy for keeping his head down with all the eco zealots demanding total compliance to their religion of CC.
Those crazy Germans and their rich history of fairy tales. This is what happens when people are raised on absurd and discredited fables about the brave and noble Nazi attempt to save the world from Jewish Bolshevik communism. A force of unspeakable evil that killed tens of millions in the most appalling ways. They should be honoured to have Nazis, if indeed they existed.
The German city that declared a ‘Nazi emergency’
A city in eastern Germany has declared a “Nazi emergency”, saying it has a serious problem with the far right.
What is a ‘Nazi emergency’?
“‘Nazinotstand’ means – similar to the climate emergency – that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened,” local councillor Max Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told the BBC.
That idiot councilor should realise that a far greater threat is the muslim invasion of Germany.
Not a few skin heads.
indeed they need more of them to stand up for Germany.
The war only ended for Saxony in 1989 after years of being under Soviet rule. They were brainwashed from birth to hate the Nazi and all they stood for.
After reunification things actually got worse for many of them. The ossies are still looked down on to this day and the West Germans flood their lands with mass Muslim immigration.
Germany is far from unified and the people of Saxony have been screwed over for the last 100 years. No wonder they are bitter about it.
The scum bag who killed Grace Millane, whether it was murder or not.
He killed a poor girl with his deviant life style (he has done it before)
he has cost NZ millions what with all that police time, a five week trial.
Put him on hard labour for 50 years to pay it all back.
And castrate him first (physically)
The Prince and the Paedophile
This should be interesting on TV One tonight.
The news hub poll is
76% percent NO
24 percent yes
Shows New Zealanders have far more sense than our politicians.
Would you have a link please?
Waikato Girls link at the first post on todays YSB works, just scroll down a bit to see the poll.
Poll closed at 9am.
‘It could happen tomorrow’: Scientists prepare for New Zealand’s next big earthquake
Apparently the “White Nationalists” and slightly warmer weather, are going to kill us all anyway.
“It predicts there could be 1000 deaths”
Out of 5 million people. Pretty good odds. 0.0000002% of the population killed.
We’ll be safe in the Waikato unless Taupo caldera decides to explode!
So your safe space during massive tectonic movement is a giant trapped super volcano?
If Taupo shits itself there won’t be much of NZ left intact or functioning. The prevailing NW winds would drive the worst of the ash towards Hawkes Bay but the Waikato wouldn’t escape the rock & roll.
From the useless knowledge files. Most here would know that the trace element cobalt is essential for livestock to build up an immunity to gastrointestinal worms but the lack of it is due to volcanic ash.
In the Wairarapa the lack/presence line follows SH2 & is determined by Taupo ash from eruptions past.
Yeah we “all” knew that nasska. I mean who doesn’t ? LOL 🙂
At least the Kea won’t eat your wormy sheep up here.
We had light ash fall up this way when Ngaruahoe rumbled to life in the 70’s so depending on the way the wind is blowing it could get messy!
Your chances of actually dying in a quake are pretty slim. A major unexpected volcanic eruption would be much more deadly, in my humble opinion.
You and your feathered friends will be safe in the skies.
She lives on 🙂
Project Veritas spilled some pretty tasty beans.
What a shame all the deniers, liars and the good ole MSM couldn’t hide it.
The filthiest start by being the wealthiest.
ABC News Anchor Amy Robach Caught On Live Mic Claiming Bosses Quashed Her Jeffrey Epstein Story
Oh look my grumpy little Jew friend has finally arrived to down tick my erudite nuggets of wisdom.
Maybe you should watch A Good Comedy to cheer yourself up.
POLLSTERS: Don’t bothering asking 16 and 17 years old which way they’d like to vote.
Half of them can’t decide what gender they are yet.
She might want her balls waxed first. It’s just common courtesy to ask first, isn’t it?
Perversion at its absolute peak.
San Diego State University Normalizes Pedophilia As A “Sexual Orientation”
EU elite stunned after bombshell French poll shows Macron losing to Le Pen for first time
The French President has consistently struggled to regain the support he achieved during his election campaign.
This comes after a poll earlier in the week showed that more than half of French people were “disappointed” by the French President.
Fifty-five percent of those polled said they were “disappointed” by his actions as the French leader.
A massive eighty percent said the 41-year-old centrist had done nothing to improve their personal and financial situation.
Belgium with a serious warning for us here in NZ:
The Belgians are in for some tough sharia law.
That clip is dated October 2012 as per Cyclone Sandy in the ribbon running underneath.
In those elections the islamic party did win 2 seats with its policy to put in place sharia law.
In 2018 it did not get the 2% minimum so lost one seat and somehow the other list seat was able to be ruled out.
There is still a very subversive number of muslims as
“In 2016, Belgium had more “foreign fighter” travellers per capita than any other Western nation”
A few terror attacks, shootings, some bombings, and some of the plots foiled just in time.
“22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 35 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, and 316 people were injured.”
Quickly gleaned from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Belgium
There are also helpful groups to help the migrants settle in like “counter islamophobia” and fighting against “hate crimes”//
Still there will be the serious scrapping between the different sects of islam, to make sure they really follow Mohammad, and now again those scrapping brothers & cousins will have a go at the “kufar” just to help the elders of islam to be more effective, in their negotiations for a bit more leeway plus baksheesh.
Though it could be that “islamophobia” is caused by “islamophrenia” a filling of the mind with Islamic tenets and beliefs. 🙁