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      • My plan this week is to donate $20 to the New Conservatives and to send a copy of the payment to every National MP

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      • It is likely a test for 2023. Also if he reduces ILG’s majority sustantially that will put more pressure on him.

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          • Yes and of course they are free to disagree…… but really, a seventeen year old? Seriously? Doesn’t he have homework to do or something?

            This is just one more of National’s idiotic moves to ensure that the Marxists and ecofucks retain their vice-like grip on our country for another (at least) four years.

            Idiots.

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            • They are trying to emulate the appeal to the yoof that Greens Chloe Swarbrick and our very own 40yr old “youth adjacent” according to her PM apparently do, i would have thought an apprentice/mentored type scheme would be more appropriate for a few more years but a desperate National will do what they think best, Lees Gallopaway will be thrilled after the clusterfk of a year he has had

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      • Think of all that worldly experience and knowledge the shiny new teen will bring to parliament. Just like Chloe…

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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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    • DN15 – a new polling company using a methodology no-one else uses and delivers a result opposite to internal polls?
      Only person who believes these results is our PTPM!

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      • I am pleased that there is a new polling company.
        That will give some impetus to Colgate Brunton and Reid Reseacrh.
        But I was surprised that Stuff could afford to run a poll!
        I like the methodology of just using an online panel.
        But how do they select the panel, and will they be the same people next time?
        And how accurate will they be? only time will tell
        The next polls will be interesting….

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    • If they keep selecting 17 year olds they deserve to be in the 20’s.
      The last lot of kids they have selected have all ben a disaster starting with Smith, upton and to the fellow from Bill englishes place.

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    • Ardern’s media arm charging to the rescue with a contrived poll where the difference between parties is around the margin of error? And a sample of 1007 taken over the 4 days where the zero-carbon bill was released. Only way to have skewed it more would be to hold it on the day of Royal Sprog #2 or #PrincessWedding.

      And you believe this shit, Dig?

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    • I note the poll is run by You Gov. I assume this is the UK polling company which is viewed as biased towards the left over there and does not have a good reputation for accuracy. Will have to wait and see how good they are.
      I cannot believe the Greens and NZF are polling the same and both are so high.

      Maybe Stuff is not paying for it and You Guv are just trialling a new polling system in NZ —just my guess.

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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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    • One wonders what would happen if we shut all the food banks and stopped handing out money.
      Never will I support either.

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      • You are so heartless Viking.
        Occasionally I put a can of lentils into my local supermarkets Food bank bin.
        I would like to put a few packets of condoms in there, but they are a bit out of my price range.

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        • Not at all, happy to help those that cannot help themselves but am never going to help those that help themselves.

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          • But how do you tell?
            That choice is taken away from you at the foodbank.
            They travel from Hamilton to Auk for it. They can afford the petrol.

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          • Exactly. The only way to stop the welfare gravy train is to slam the bludgers. The DPB for starters. This needs to be reigned in. So many ways to do it but I cant be shagged repeating myself again. Ive been going on about it for years but the dickheads in WLG cant see the wood for the trees. Fuck it..Im off to the beach.

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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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    • Surely not??? I thought Wellington was the greatest of all our woke areas in NZBig time climate change activists abound there. Zero rubbish, perhaps that is why they dump it all out to the harbour so no one knows they don’t really believe that shit.

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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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        • Police ain’t that good. They can’t do a Clint Eastwood with him holding a machete to the kids throat!
          I say bullshit Mr Police man!

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          • And yet the act of piracy continues in Timaru unchallenged by the NZ Police. I wonder what other laws they are prepared to overlook?

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            • Set off out to sea with them on board. The protesters will soon be squealing in the rolling Southern Ocean to be returned to port. 🤢

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              • Even better – advise the authorities that they have been subjected to an act of piracy and are heading out past the territorial limit to deal with the issue.

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                • Heard the ship the protesters are on is beyond a customs gate. Another reason for the police to act. Has word come down from the 9th floor not to arrest?

                  Can the captain of the supply ship call the navy to assist with pirates? A cannon across the bow perhaps? Where do the protesters go to the toilet, are they wearing nappies?

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    • Or the police could have shot his wife
      She probably nagged nagged nagged or was unfaithful to him or wanted to take his children and house!

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      • I am hesitant to enter into this conversation, but I know a bit about the victim….An angel he was not.
        I would not presume to comment on the actions of the Police Force, other than to say words here are cheap.

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        • But you did comment on the grieving father shot dead by the filth. Who is not here to defend himself.

          You are contemptible and frightening.

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          • You amuse me…I am not offended by your nonsense, that would be like walking in dog shit, instead of walking around it.

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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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          • I hear you Toko….. in my humble opinion, in this particular case Kea does not know shit from chewed dates…

            I actually do……

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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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    • If the anti-poverty groups put half as much effort into getting people into productive work as they did in whinging about the unfairness of life we’d all be a damn sight better off.

      Those of us carrying the weight of the welfare state on our backs have to deal with the realities of life. Why the fuck can’t the beneficiaries?

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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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    • But there are a lot of managers in the public hospitals WG. Literally entire floors of managers all on 100K who if they disappeared tomorrow, no one would even notice. Maybe someone should ask the Minister of Health (allegedly there is such a position) why it is that when cases are contracted out to private hospitals, they are actually done cheaper and the volumes with greater efficiency.

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        • Hope your stay is brief Rachael – every time you see one of those nurses think of how many more the DHB could hire if they weren’t paying for all of these non-medical, non-productive “administrators”.

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        • Get well soon Rachael.
          A few years since I was in Waikato. Hospital care was all good except I did notice nurses were scarce compared to previous times.

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  7. Indeed. I bet you and I could have sorted that without a gun. So could have old school cops.

    Next the man haters will be cruelly using this to attack other men who have lost their family.

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  8. 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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  9. Boris Johnsons speech

    “Let’s go carbon-neutral by 2050 and Corbyn-neutral by Christmas,” he said to appreciative chuckles from the crowd.

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  10. There is an unofficial YSB meetup being held in Tauranga this Thursday at 4pm at Renners Sports Bar at Greerton.
    All YSM members welcome.
    I’ll be wearing my MAGA hat.

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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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    • I’ve just been chased in by the heat as working in the garden without shade was getting uncomfortably warm. Unfortunate for my new plants but they have had a good water and are hardy little things. They had predicted 28ºc for yesterday but it was nowhere near.

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    • Hot here in Invers first day for a while without a bloody gale force wind so that a bonus except for the being at work part

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  11. 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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    • Do we know the facts yet Kea you seem quite triggered by this event do you know things us mere mortals are not privy to yet ?

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        • A recluse with 3 kids and a wife?

          You would be a “recluse” if the courts and police forbid you from seeing anyone too.

          Penalty for standing in your driveway- death

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      • Garbage, why did you not feel a craving to point that out to all those who have made up their minds based entirel on the carefully managed spin of the killers?

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        • Just asking a civil question Kea maybe you know the guy maybe you know the circumstances surrounding the shooting that we dont just looking for some more info thats all

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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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  12. Peter Williams just said that TVNZ are polling now, and he thinks that TV3 will not be be far behind.
    It will be interesting to see how they compare to Stuffs poll

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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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  13. 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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    • I’m surprised they are letting out the results at all that will make it a bit harder to do an Ardern speciality and re-calibrate the results

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    • if there is a huge landslide for the pro-democracy that will really upset Beijing.
      Hong Kong is very important to China both financially and as viewed from the outside world on tv every night!

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    • Same wanker in the onesie is in the supermarket pic as well thats a smug punchable face if ever i saw one, they must have to take a lot of time off work for all these protests eh

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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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      • What’s the ship worth? Has Ihumatao set a precedent? Are the COL going to hand the ship over to the protesters?

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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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  14. 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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        • Yep I’m heading towards ACT.

          No one is more surprised than me. I’m a bloody liberal hugger of trees who thinks our entire consumerist system is flawed. Yet still ACT is the best fit.

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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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    • Yes Golly says the justice system are “in prison for rehabilitation because brown people are targeted by the police”. No mention of prisoners being banged up because they committed crimes.

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    • The Justice system is only meeting demand. Perhaps Golly should look at the root cause, around poor life choices that people make which lead them towards encounters with the Justice System?
      (I presume you are referring to some new inane tweet from Golly, or another helpful bit of oxygen provided by uncritical media?)

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      • No doubt Golly’s inane comment will surface in the MSM. Ryan Bridge played her comments on his Magic talk show this afternoon. Ryan thought she was stark raving nuts, or words to that effect.

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  15. I heard that Taranaki’s unemployment rate had gone up to 6%
    A few years ago it was one of the lowest in the country!

    This proves the COL are truly evil.

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  16. 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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    • I would have thought “Sins of Monarchy” would be more apt.
      If the throne could talk……..crikey!! I reckon after dodgy takeaways plenty of thrones can talk.

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  17. 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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    • I agree Maggy, I notified Fuzzy his avatar was likely to trigger my Clark PTSD!! 😱 Like any good free speech advocate he has apparently refused to give a stuff about my feelings and sensitivities and has continued to parade a very disturbing photo of the toxic b*arch on YSB. No sympathy has been forthcoming from Ed for my righteous indignation! // 😵

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    • Maggy:

      Small blessings – it’s a photoshopped image. Just imagine if it were an original “unphotoshopped” image *shudder*

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    • As a free speech website, my conscience does not allow me to edit much on this site. Methinks it might be a slight case of jealousy. You are able to select your own favourite image for your avatar. Maybe you could use a photo of Meng Fool to remind us of how woke the ex Gissie mayor has become.

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  18. 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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    • Exactly howitis.

      Trouble is the folk who are normally sceptical of media spin take leave of their senses and accept everything the media says, when the media hits the right emotional buttons.

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  19. 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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  20. ‘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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        • Sometimes nasska, it’s best not to be too informed

          Who can forget the late broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes’ mischievous “at home with Helen and Peter” interview? Sir Paul bolted past the Labour Party leader and managed to penetrate the marital chamber where he triumphantly revealed that the couple had (shock horror!) twin beds.
          https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/96359822/jane-bowron-coalitions-of-the-political-and-personal-kind

          Now, your tea-curdler question for the evening….
          do you think Jane & Trev have twin beds?

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          • That’s a tough one Maggy. When they were married in 2014 Jane was quoted as saying about her new spouse”

            ……””At his age, you don’t know how long it would take him to get back up,”………

            Mind you she was talking about whether he’d got down on one knee to propose.

            My own unasked for opinion is that it would be like feeding marshmallows to a hungry tiger. 🙂

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            • Oh Grief..
              I’ve muddled Jane Bowron up with Jane Clifton…
              crikey why do all these Journos look the same???

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  21. 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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    • He must have friends in high places. Overdue for his 7th strike involving three months suspension & he gets a week off.

      Justice is blind & moves in mysterious ways.

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      • I even asked the mods why as someone else was banned for a month and stupid boy got one week.
        When KB delete the post all record dissappers into the deep blue!
        Other person named the perp and got one month.
        Stupid boy was trying to egg some on to name and he got one week.

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    • I thought SB was on a final warning before an extended ban? A week, barely a slap on the wrist for exposing DPF over a suppression order. SB must be good for keeping KB’s numbers up?

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    • Last time stephieboy got a ban, he missed out on berating us all for causing the Chch massacre.
      He’ll be distraught if some juicy Trump titbit emerges over the next few days and he can’t rush out to cut & paste it to KB.

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    • Jerry Springer (used to?) draw quite an audience. Stephieboy is the same. That audience generates impressions. Impressions generate revenue. I would not be surprised if the reason he’s being left alone is so there is a whipping boy to keep people entertained, as the more they check back for Stephieboy stupidity the more money the blogs are making.

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. ‘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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  25. 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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