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    • Would not have made a difference. He failed to do his job as a landlord. Too lazy I guess.
      No inspections, no photo’s, nothing to back up his case. He would have been better to employ a decent property manager.
      Not excusing the piece of shit that wrecked his house. These days the best he could have got was the amount of his excess and his insurance because thems the new rules. Had he done this a year ago then he would have got full compensation.
      The big issue now is that to claim against the insurance each bit of damage is considered a new claim.

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  1. Ardern seems to be losing the war on poverdee

    But the cost of living keeps rising. Hardship grants given out by MSD are escalating sharply – a $167 million bill in the past four months. Food banks across the country are reporting high demand, and empty shelves.

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  2. Boris Johnson promises Brexit deal by Christmas
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/11/boris-johnson-promises-brexit-deal-by-christmas.html

    “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Sunday “to get Brexit done”, with his Conservative Party making an election pledge to bring his deal to leave the European Union back to parliament before Christmas.
    Boris launches the Conservatives manifesto. The British election is less than 3 weeks away.

    With Britain heading to the polls on December 12, the governing Conservatives rolled out an election manifesto that promised more public sector spending and no further extensions to the protracted departure from the EU.

    They also pledged no new taxes, drawing a distinction with the opposition Labour Party that has promised to raise taxes on the rich and businesses to fund a major expansion of the state.”

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    • Which Christmas?
      2085

      He promised no sway on 31 October 2019

      The proposal he put up is little different from the Treason May deal and is a sell out.
      The Old Etonian is full of bluster.
      A great showman and better than Commie Corbyn for sure but there is a hell of a lot of space to the right of Corbyn.

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    • yes there is one council in the eastern BOP with a high maori population and maori candidates don’t get voted in.
      Either beacsue the local maori are too lazy to vote, or maybe, they don’t think the candidates are any good

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  3. Bikes, scooters and chairs among rubbish hauled out of Wellington Harbour
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/bikes-scooters-and-chairs-among-rubbish-hauled-wellington-harbour?auto=6108200075001

    “The Bubblebusters have been hauling up rubbish from the Wellington harbour every month for the past three years.

    “There’s plenty of trash in there,” volunteer diver Pete Humphris said. “It would be nice to see it decreasing rather than it staying relatively steady.”

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  4. As soon as I read the media spin on the latest police shooting, I knew it was bullshit. Because of the line about holding a machete to a kids throat.

    Most of you authority worshipping sycophants then assumed he was shot while holding a machete to a kids throat. Yet no where did it actually say that. It was dropped in there for emotional manipulation and your wee brains filled in the gaps.

    But don’t feel bad, the pigs hire professionals to craft their propaganda. The mawkish “think of the children” line is an oldie but a goodie.

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    • Kea…Some years ago, a young mother was involved in a violent sexual relationship with her own father. She made a plan to escape this situation by telling him that she needed to travel out of town for a family related matter. He suspected her ruse, but allowed her to go on the proviso that her two year old son stayed behind to ensure her return.
      Once in the Big Smoke, the daughter went straight to the Police and reported her situation. The big city Police contacted her local Police who went to straight to the address to uplift the toddler. The father was co-operative and said to the senior Detective that he would just go down to the bedroom and pack the child’s bag.
      The Sergeant then spoke to the mother on the phone to let her know that everything was going to plan and that they would be leaving shortly with her son. While still on the phone to her, a shotgun blast came from the bedroom.
      The father had held the child against himself and when he pulled the trigger was hoping to take both of their lives. He was partially successful…he survived.
      Kea, I enjoy reading your posts, but there are some topics you need to give a bit more thought to.

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      • Sad story.

        Even sadder is using craven appeals to emotion to avoid holding the cops under the spotlight in these situations.

        I could counter with a sad story about innocent people shot by police. Like the courier driver randomly shot to death at work. Not a single charge laid.

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        • Kea…
          I don’t know what the real details of the current shooting are, We won’t know until the Inquest and findings of the PCA etc.
          At the moment it’s reported that the deceased was holding at least one child at knife point. Having lived with the above for the past 30 years, I feel for the “pig” who made that spontaneous decision to take a life. I would feel even more for him had he not taken the shot and a child died from a slit throat.

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  5. Work and Income urged to stop cutting benefits when people find partners
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/11/work-and-income-urged-to-stop-cutting-benefits-when-people-find-partners.html

    “If you’re a single person on the benefit, you might completely lose your benefit if you date somebody who earns above the income threshold,” says Ricardo Menendez-March from Auckland Action Against Poverty, which is one of more than a dozen signatories to the letter.

    Others include the Child Poverty Action Group, the Mental Health Foundation, FinCap, ActionStation and The Aunties.

    “A person at Work and Income can decide to stop or reduce a person’s income support, if they believe they have entered into a relationship ‘in the nature of marriage’,” the letter reads.”

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  6. Report critical over lack of action on dire state of public hospitals
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/report-critical-over-lack-action-dire-state-public-hospitals

    “The report found about 430,000 children and adults had unmet needs for hospital care.

    ASMS executive director Ian Powell said this was the most dire state he had seen hospitals in during more than 30 years of work.

    “This is the worst I have seen the system and particularly public hospitals. It’s a crisis. It’s through successive governments’ neglect and failing to provide leadership.”

    “There was a stage earlier in the year when I cried on the way to work – I was just not looking forward to the workload I was going to face” – pathologist/ haematologist

    “We’ve had exponential increases in patient volumes over the past five years but there’s been no increase in FTE on the consultant or nursing side so effectively we’re being asked to just work harder” – ED specialist”

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  7. If you were to strip naked and run around in a circle at the speed of 186,282 miles/sec (the speed of light), it would theoretically be possible for you to screw yourself.
    However, since you are not physically capable of achieving that speed at your age, you can accomplish the same result by:
    Voting for the lefties at the next election

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    • Others wear symbolic clothes, that are not to be removed when out in the public, and hair & beard styles to symbolize their allegiance to a movement that practices terrorism , practiced genocide, like the Armenian killings, for 1400 years.
      Until we acknowledge and become ‘their’ “#wetoo” is the name of their game. 🙁

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      • That’s a fair point, around people’s feelings and feeling of ‘safety’…I would feel more anxious, and with some validity, to see Achmed the bearded terrrorist walking amongst the crowds with a backpack. Yet I would take young people dressed as SS for exactly what it was; people on the way to a party.
        In this climate, when feelz, and ‘feeling unsafe’ is a genuine concern for the authorities which mandates them to prevent access from ‘triggering’ groups – Q: Why aren’t people in Islamic garb able to be considered ‘triggering’ in modern times? The Nazis were defeated 70 years ago, but Islamic Ideology (political Islamo-fascism) is current.
        The difference is that so-called Islamophobia is waaaacist (paradoxically). Islam brings diversity and should not be challenged, but being scared and revolted by Nazis is an expectation and a virtue. Look out! White Supremacists! They are real!!

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        • Fuzzysnuggleduck, sums it up very well.
          So many triggering points, feelz to virtuous signaling, to “call out” with no background knowledge and reasoning.
          Seeking controlling authoritative power, but who has the real power, in playing the long game, and putting in place its agenda?

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        • I think you just made it onto the all seeing all knowing white supremacist hunter Paddy Gowers naughty list but you make good points Fuzzy except Achmed now wears a burka as no one likes to challenge a walking talking brit mailbox

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    • The one in the white sneakers is letting the black shirt team down. Not easy to find jackboots, but 3 out of the 4 managed it. Insensitive – Yes. But are other people also overly sensitive? -Yes. Kind of like the “undies-undies-togs” points around budgie smugglers worn at the beach is OK, but budgie smugglers out of sight of the beach = No. So a more considerate person would change into the Nazi uniforms before going direct to the party. Don’t stop by the local mall in between for a stroll. There are many many fancy dress uniforms I can think of (or have seen) that are not suitable in public.

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      • Borat’s mankini, another bit of beach wear. 🙂

        PJ’s? dressing gown? one’sies at the supermarket just to get some milk?

        Standards, manners, rubbing along, consideration, social cohesion.
        Now do not forget that “veil” or niqab/burka, when you go out!

        Some with thin skins, live in a sandpaper world.

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  8. Imagine all the facts were the same – except it was a distraught mother than was gunned down by police in front of her children.

    How do you think the media would be spinning it then?

    Wake up sheeple you are being played.

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          • Fair enough.

            My whole point is – many are too accepting of emotive media reports.

            I will remind you our police compare very well to most other countries. But only because some of us hold them to account. Most police forces are corrupt around the world.

            I don’t want NZ to end up like say Indonesia.

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          • We don’t know the facts.

            The baseline in decision making is assume that all the crap from media is 75 % WRONG based on a mix of :-
            -outright lies
            -repeating lie ad nauseum until people give up
            -leaving off key facts
            -part story (the one that suits)
            – one side only

            It is not media any more.
            It is PR where they spin the story to their bias.

            eg. A killing in Europe or NZ. If the perpetrator is white this will be mentioned; if not white, no details. They did not lie; they just presented facts, coloured so to speak, in the way they want.

            In NZ two murder trials started 3 weeks ago .
            In each case the murder victim was a white female aged between 15 and 25.
            One got wall to wall coverage because the (now convicted) perpetrator is white (even with name suppression we know) but the other has had far less coverage and does not lead the news (SIC) because the alleged perp is a black Indian chappie and the Govt wants thousands of these to come into the country every year even if it does not add value to the country – which it does not.
            GDP per capita is not rising and there is an unaddressed shortage of houses but still they come.
            Don’t scare the horses and identify the massive murder rate among Indians esp the male on female propensity to kill or maim.

            Not everyone is prepared to do the digging that is required to get to the truth.
            People would rather watch the unison of lies across media and assume they are in step with most people so ‘settle’ for that.
            In three days it is 40 years since the Erebus crash. The ‘litany of lies’ did not start and finish with that event.

            Media filth are not here to inform.
            This is why you are not informed.
            Now back to your tower block, peasant!

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    • Here’s a clue.
      The polling will be biased and wrong.
      This is why the recent Australian election , Brexit, and 2016 Prez election were called wrong.
      The recent European country national elections in the last 2 years have been called wrong.

      It is manipulation and we know the leaning of the scum in media.
      As some on here say – they will only vote for the likes of ACT if it is at x% in the polls.
      So manipulate the numbers and people won’t vote for them.
      They will either abstain or vote for the next most palatable option.

      Remember that ‘science’ is subjective now.
      We see this with the climate lies.
      So, not real ‘science’ ;not empirically verifiable numbers.
      Public funded institutions lie like a flatfish now.
      Try to name any Govt meteorology outfit in the world that is not manipulating weather data.
      numbers smumbers!

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  9. Interesting election results coming in from the Hong Kong elections. The pro democracy candidates are winning about 9 seats to every 1 seat won by pro China candidates. Previously the pro China group had the overall majority.
    It will be interesting to see what happens.
    A family member has lived and worked in China for sometime ( nothing to do with the political areas in China). When we spoke a few months ago he said Hong Kong had a problem because basically they are not important to Beijing. Shanghai is now a much bigger financial centre , compared to HK. Will the wealthy people in HK leave their money there? If not what happens to the HK property market where property is so incredibly expensive?

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    • The chap recording himself is both extremely self satisfied, and flaming to boot! I am not sure how much his mincing in the parade with a big grin, pushing his boyish curls from his eyes repeatedly will influence others. If anything the Direct Action Vegans make me feel like a medium rare steak, nice and thick and with good marbling. Bearnaise sauce atop and on the side some barbeque mushrooms cooked in lots of butter. Num num. (……That smug young man in the cow suit has now got me thinking about dinner now).

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    • From the linked article:

      The protesters stood in front of the meat aisles, holding signs demanding shoppers to stop eating animals.

      What do they do if a shopper tries to walk past them to pick up some steak? It’s one thing to stand there and protest, but it’s quite another to actively prevent shoppers from exercising their consumer rights, particularly on private supermarket property. Then again, as we’ve seen from the Timaru protest, the police don’t seem to be too bothered about enforcing private property rights these days.

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    • From the linked article:

      The protesters stood in front of the meat aisles, holding signs demanding shoppers to stop eating animals.

      What do they do if a shopper tries to walk past them to pick up some steak? It’s one thing to stand there and protest, but it’s quite another to actively prevent shoppers from exercising their consumer rights, particularly on private supermarket property. Then again, as we’ve seen from the Timaru protest, the police don’t seem to be too bothered about enforcing private property rights these days.

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  10. Some figures from our Electoral results
    2017 Act got 0.05% of the vote, Conservatives 0.02 and Opportunities 2.4%
    2014 Act got 0.69% of the vote Conservatives 3.92

    Just gives you an idea of how useless Act have been over the last 2 elections
    And the Conservatives nearly got 4% in 2017.

    (and we all know the reason the Conversatives only got 0.02% in 2017 was because of Colin Craig.)

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    • I am hopeful that David’s standing up for Freedom of Speech, and being the only voice sceptical around going after legal firearms owners immediately after the mosque shootings, will be reflected in the results this time.
      Act should be reminding people about both these issues closer to the election.
      I was never an Act voter, but I and people I speak with (outside of these blogs) are often positive or even saying they would vote for Act this time. Polls are polls. I look at trends, but not the %. Clinton was going to defeat Donald Trump after all. Regardless I will vote for principle.
      David at least HAS principles. All the other parties seem to pander to what is most ‘centrist’ (national), or whether they can push ideology without being obvious/appearing centrist (Labour/Greens). NZ first? none of the above. Despite their bluster, I am not sure they have any values at all. As far as Act and Euthenasia – I am not religious, but see how this might lose some of the support that Act might otherwise have had, but I admire David very much for getting this to a referendum and his speaking up for what is important to me. Calling out Golly Gee and others on dangerous or emotional claptrap means he is almost the only character of note in Parliament.

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      • “I was never an Act voter, but I and people I speak with (outside of these blogs) are often positive or even saying they would vote for Act this time. ”

        Not just outside of these blogs. Several on YSB have indicated they’ll vote Act, I’m definitely voting Act next year as is my hubby. We are impressed with David Seymour going with his principles instead of falling for the woke who have folded in behind Cindy and the COL stealing gun off licensed owners, the euthanasia bill and his fight for freedom of speech against the will of Cindy and the nutty Greens. Compared to National, Act have stuck to their guns for the voters who can see the wood for the trees.

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    • Attn DigNap15
      There were approx 2,500,000 votes in the 2017 NZ General election.
      0.05 % of that is 1250 votes.
      ACT received far more than that.
      You keep quoting this hideously wrong number over and over again.
      Saying it over and over again will not make it right!

      You are spouting crap .
      Do it again and I will call you stupid.
      You present numbers(?) that are absolute rubbish .
      You are just making shit up.

      The only number remotely correct there for 2017 is the Opportunities party result.
      Write 100 times
      I DigNap15 am wrong
      I DigNap15 am wrong
      I DigNap15 am wrong

      I wont bother to correct you again because you obviously don’t listen, don’t learn and are already confused:

      …DigNap15 November 24, 2019 At 9:33 am
      If I owned a blog I would have 2 Have Your Says.
      one for US politics, and for the rest.
      It gets a bit confusing going back and for between trump and Impeachment and their coning elections and New Zealand politics and life in general…

      Stay away from numbers if you don’t understand them.
      Don’t Dig a deeper hole.

      The real results are
      David Seymour has done more for :-
      -democracy;
      -freedom of speech;
      -freedom of association;
      -property rights;
      -self determination
      than all 119 other MPs combined in the past year.

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    • ACT got 0.5% of the vote in 2017. They were, at the last Colmar Brunton poll at approximately 1% of the vote and 5th in line. Your “new” favourite, New Conservatives didn’t even make the 0.5%. TOP and the Maori Party beat them.

      That doesn’t matter though, if you vote on principles. David Seymour has done more for:

      -democracy;
      -freedom of speech;
      -freedom of association;
      -property rights;
      -self determination

      than any of our other MPs. He’s one of the few that has principles and deserves a far better result. That is why I’m two ticks for ACT this election, like most of the previous elections. And I’ll walk away from the polling booth knowing I did not vote for Labour and I did not vote for Labour-Lite.

      If the rest of you want to elect Labour-Lite, that’s your choice – and if you can sleep at night knowing you’re supporting the loss of freedom, property rights, etc. that they are party to then more power to you 🙂

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  11. Ponce Andrew is being stripped of some of his income and duties.
    He is carefully avoiding the FBI

    To replace his income He and Fergie are in talks with FX and Netflix in a competitive bid to start a new TV series starring Ponce Andrew as an outlaw biker and Fergie as his old lady.

    The proposed series name is ‘Sons of Monarchy’
    and will be loosely based on Hamlet.

    It will be filmed in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to avoid pesky tax stuff.
    (satire)

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  12. Dear Editor,

    I am not one to complain….

    and I would not like to be thought of as tittle-tatting against a fellow YSB groupie…

    BUT who let Fuzzysnuggleduck have that avatar?

    FGS! I was Helen’s loyal servant for yonks.
    Haven’t I suffered enough?
    Do we have to have the visage plastered all over our safe space?????

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  13. From https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12288013&ref=clavis

    ……”She said her friend who used to live next door to the man knew him well and he had reached out to her just last week.

    “She said he had previously got out of jail and was trying to turn his life around. She is really devastated at the moment.”

    The neighbour, who had lived on Oriana Cres for about 12 years, said the man’s family has lived at the address for a while.

    But she said the man had only come up to live at the address in the last year.”…….

    But he was a good boy.

    …..”The people at the address sung a waiata together as the hearse readied to leave.”……

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  14. Erik Prince: NYPD Ready to Make Arrests in Anthony Weiner Case

    “They found State Department emails. They found a lot of other really damning criminal information, including money laundering, including the fact that Hillary went to this sex island with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Bill Clinton went there more than 20 times. Hillary Clinton went there at least six times,” he said.

    https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/11/04/erik-prince-nypd-ready-make-arrests-weiner-case/

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  15. ‘You can’t be friends with anybody anymore’: Flatmates say Winz thought they were lovers and cut their welfare

    Two Auckland flatmates claim they were hounded by fraud investigators who were convinced they were a couple. Karel Modderman, 68, said he had his pension cut as a result of the Ministry of Social Development investigation earlier this year. And Shirley Eyre, 61, said her welfare entitlements were reduced. Investigators said they lived together, went on holidays together and emotionally supported each other, which made them a de facto couple – a finding that the two strenuously reject.

    “We were just normal flatmates,” Modderman said. “We shared some bills, there was no relationship, no sex.”

    Well, on that basis, I guess that Helen and Peter can claim to be “flatmates”.

    We wander past a billboard for breast cancer, an image of two poached eggs with pink bits where the yolk should be. I ask [Peter] if he likes the billboard. “The boundaries people push are remarkable. That’s meant to be a serious ad for breast cancer but it could be a little bit out of taste -and yet, somehow, you feel it’s okay. “I think a lot of ads are so sexualised now and completely over the top – not that I am a prude or anything.”

    This leads to an inevitable question – does he like sex? “Arr … err … hello, that guy took interest in what you just said,” says Davis, referring to another pedestrian. Well, do you like sex? He mumbles for a moment. “Well that is a personal part of my life … and I don’t want to talk about that.”

    Later, Davis emails me, apologising for almost killing me.

    Yes, definitely “flatmates”.

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  16. A surprising development at Kiwiblog today:

    stephieboy
    [Mod – deleted. Do NOT encourage other commenters to breach a suppresion order and expose DPF to potential prosecution. On DPF’s instructions, have a week off]

    His relentless stalking of Maggy and other female contributors didn’t get him banned. His numerous perverted comments didn’t get him banned. His constant trolling didn’t get him banned. Hopefully St Lukes café owners will have additional security in place for the next week or so, to ensure that they’re safe spaces for young girls.

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  17. Nostra

    A couple of months ago (or more) one of our more intelligent co-respondents on KB did a bit of digging on the Karangaheke pervert trial. As I recall he found the info by ringing the register of the courts office & was told that the sentencing had been transferred either from central to North Shore or vice versa. He even had the court case number, the number of the court room & the date/time.

    I thought that I’d taken a file copy but I can’t locate it & my limited research skills haven’t come up with anything.

    Can you help?

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  18. S.N.U.B.: Spygate-Netanyahu-Ukraine-Brexit — It’s Time for the West to Outlaw George Soros’ Open Society

    Speaking in the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, Nigel Farage has called George Soros “the biggest danger to the entire western world”: “His influence here and in Brussels is extraordinary. I fear we could be looking at the biggest level of international, political collusion in history.” Open Society “since 1984 has given away $32 billion” to left-wing political causes, the Foundation acknowledges on its website. Writing in “Secret Empires”, corruption researcher Peter Schweizer has shown how Soros uses “fomenting chaos” and government ties as a lucrative investment tool: The ultimate insider trader.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/s-n-u-b-spygate-netanyahu-ukraine-brexit-its-time-for-the-west-to-outlaw-george-soros-open-society/

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  19. ‘Get out the bolt cutters and tasers’: Ryan Bridge slams Greenpeace oil protesters
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/11/get-out-the-bolt-cutters-and-tasers-ryan-bridge-slams-greenpeace-oil-protesters.html

    “It’s destined for Taranaki, but the protest has delayed it setting sail by 24 hours.

    “Get out the bolt cutters and tasers if you have to,” Bridge said on his Monday show. “Just get in here and get them out.”

    Before his comments, Bridge spoke with Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson.

    “We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change now – things could get really disastrous,” she said”

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  20. I read this piece in Stuff yesterday. All about how much harder the current generations have it. And they do. Shit costs more. There’s also more opportunities, you can get started earlier, capital is easy to raise, etc. But then, I also read this. A 4 day workweek?

    It’s almost 11pm. I think I’m done working for the day. Tomorrow, somewhere between 7am and 8am I’ll start again and that’s the pattern for 6 to 7 days a week, usually. Consider a 4 day work-week?

    No.

    But then, I can also afford to buy property. And drive a nice car. And enjoy holidays with mama bear.

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