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    • I am not 100% sure but I think you will find Sir John Key used to holiday in Hawaii at Xmas for the same length of time. Except my apology if I am wrong.

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      • She’ll need that much time to come up with a name for next year.
        (Year of Delivery – ha ha – thank goodness)

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          • Do you think that the old nag is braking down?
            They are trying to get her through till the election.
            Does she get to take the plane for chrissy holidays?

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            • I heard that first fish the lover of anything that wears a skirt has spoken about a wedding next year ?

              Anyone we know ?

              Refresh my memory…. when is the election.

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        • You might be closer to the truth than you realise. Think about what happened last time she made a delivery. Baby and mum were in the news every day. Taking 8 weeks off at this time at her age is a good reason to try and get another one. 9 months from end of February gives us some time in November.
          Right on time for the election.

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      • 28 days in 2009, the Standard bitches a bit about 8 weeks spread over a whole year. I wasn’t able to find a direct reference to 8 weeks off over Christmas.

        People need a break.

        8 weeks though when most Kiwis may get 2 to 4 seems a bit … well. Some animals are more better than others. Especially qhen you consider all the holidays she has had this year.

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        • And JK had capable people on the team to deputise.
          SLG has the Drunken Dwarf (sunken dwarf, these days) and Sweetcheeks.
          Choices.

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    • Last year she went off to stay with the in-laws in Gizzy.
      She and Jethro went op-shopping to refresh the wardrobe for the coming year.
      The St VdeP is Gisborne caters for their style sooo much better than Paris or New York.

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    • You are showing your lefty tendencies here diggy. Their default position is to sue everyone. You aren’t a mate of Winstons are you?

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    • Exclusive: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lobbied by Chief Science Advisor to look at genetic technologies
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/12/exclusive-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-lobbied-by-chief-science-advisor-to-look-at-genetic-technologies.html

      Before meeting in August, Gerrard urged the Prime Minister to look at the RSNZ report because ‘it is probably useful to go through this document in detail as the main focus of our meeting’.

      The Prime Minister refused to comment on the story – the Chief Science Advisor wasn’t available for comment.

      National’s Science, Research and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar told Newshub the Prime Minister needs to do everything to support the economy and the environment.

      “It looks like the Government lacks both the will and credentials to follow the advice and act accordingly.”

      Parmar says the technology is critical to future proofing the economy so it can’t be ignored.

      “The Prime Minister and her Government have been really busy setting targets for reducing the production of greenhouse gases emissions. This is a tool that’s needed, so she needs to provide support for the development of this tool that is needed to achieve that reduction.”

      National would review the HSNO Act, the framework that governs the technology.

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  1. Is there anyway we can shut down faux Law Schools.
    Idiot Communist Law University of Auckland honorary academic and law school lecturer Kenneth Palmer said now was the time for the Buttle family to hand over the island to the Crown by either selling or gifting it.

    Never mind peoples property rights this arsehole wants the Taxpayer to forcibly rremove the Buttles from their ownership of White Island, hand it over to DOC to lock it up forever, never mind the income generated.
    Doc would then be targeted by Ngati Awa to have it gifted to them and so on.

    There is not even a shred of good argument for any of this other than his communistic Principle and this arse teaches Law.
    Now wonder NZ is so fucked up.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/118248370/whakaariwhite-island-should-be-bought-off-buttle-family-and-managed-by-doc-and-iwi-law-expert-says

    The rot continues.

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    • You beat me to it. Typical Stalanist aproach. So if someone dies on my farm are the Fascists going to confiscate it as well? I hope the owners tell who ever to get right royally fucked.

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      • I have been looking at some of the data around White Island. This page is interesting. At first glance the amplitude of the tremor at White Island seems similar to that at other volcanos, until you click on the actual graph an compare the vertical scale. Auckland is quite quirky as it shows the traffic changes on a daily basis….

        https://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/rsamssam

        I’d probably stay off White Island for a couple more days….

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    • The survey was launched in September, six months after the March 15 terror attacks when 51 people were killed in two mosques in Christchurch, allegedly by an Australian-born gunman with white supremacist views

      The media agenda is alive and well.

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  2. Given that NZ First wouldn’t allow cameras to be fitted on fishing boats does anyone think they will allow this to fly?

    Taranto was in Auckland this week to ink a deal with BestSeat360, a startup that has developed a system that sees 360-degree cameras mounted on drivers’ heads feed video to punters’ smartphones.

    https://twitter.com/cassiefahey/status/1202060867115728897

    The old rascal won’t like this at all.

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    • I am opposed to cameras on fishing boats.
      It is a dreadful intrusion.
      Some fishermen live on their boats and at times they have their family and friends on board.
      Fishermen are part of the primary production sector.
      If they screw up the resources they are out of a job.

      Many farmers want to pass the family farm down the family line. if they screw up resources they cannot do this. Fisherman want to be operating for decades (high set up costs) and are not going to mess up their resources, for the most part.

      I was on a commercial fishing boat for 3 days when I was eight. This was out of Stewart Is. I enjoyed it and the commercial fisherman explaining which were good fish and which were not.
      Blue Cod good. Mmm.
      This was decades ago.
      There were no quotas then but he put back live fish. Even then he put back sharks caught in the net. I thought it was quite cool at that age to watch him get a shark by the tail while someone else would noose the head to place it back in the water. There was no indiscriminate killing. They even placed fish in nets to lower them to the water rather than chuck them off the deck – depending on species.

      -How about we put cameras in University lecture halls and if the lecturers are going too commie we can call a dob in line?
      -How about we put cameras in churches to make sure the priests are dispensing only holy water and not other fluids?
      – How about we have cameras right by the till in shops run by Indians and Chinese who are well known to prefer the cash economy and not pay taxes.
      -How about we have cameras on road workers to make sure they lay the surfaces properly. Have a dob in line. After all the Kapiti expressway was badly done as was the Waikato goat track along with its dodgy steel and dodgy concrete.
      -How about we have cameras in the Ministry of Transport offices as we know there was a major fraud and we could perhaps see how Joanne Harrison seduced the weak, lying turd Martin Matthews.

      There are dodgy people in all industries. Punishing everyone because the numbers game says there are some crooks is a poor precedent.
      There are good capable lawyers and some really hopeless ones. There are bad judges and…um, scrap that example. There are good IT repairers and bad ones. It is called a ‘Market’

      No cameras on fishing boats ..unless you extend this to other industries.

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      • The employer and insurance companys are busy putting cameras in trucks to watch the road and also the driver. Shop keepers have cameras set up above the till. Banks have cameras, too.
        Plus the police and councils have cameras thru out the cbd!

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      • There’s an essential difference between farmers & fishermen.

        A farmer has sole control over how & if his animals will reproduce. They will cull poor specimens & breed from the best, retaining sufficient stock for this purpose. The average will go to the works.

        A fisherman is better likened to a hunter than a farmer. He fishes his quota at the time the targeted species gather to spawn & usually before they do. If a farmer did this he’d go broke.

        This is the Achilles heel of the fishing Quota Management system.

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  3. Oh Dear, looks like the knee jerk, virtue signalling captain’s call to ban oil and gas exploration may actually be detrimental to the environment. Whodathunk? This is what happens when you implement a brain fart scrawled on the back of a cigarette packet.
    And the bonus is private consumers are going to be screwed on energy prices as a result, while industiral users may head offshore.
    Muppets.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12294692

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  4. See on Asian Invasion this morning that woke John Campbell is having a mega media fit again about the poor needing food parcels again, again again. They should not want to have their pictures taken under these circumstances. Its not a place of pride I would not have thought, having to line up to receive support at any time. 200 have to line up over 8 days from one mission centre to receive this largess. And there are sooo many lining up over night????? to receive the food parcels and gifts. At one centre they are having entertainment and a BBQ even. I would have thought that social service agencies should know the genuinely in need and hand the food and gifts to them. So much for the cutting down on the poor and no child should go hungry liebor promises. Bet she had her frowny concerned face on when she (if she did) heard that. Another broken promise. Worst government ever

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    • “Worst government ever” so we seem to have some way to catch up. 🙁
      Compare and contrast to what was delivered up in Seattle.

      The performance was in the same room as a catered lunch at All Home’s annual conference, this year at South Seattle College with the theme of “Decolonizing our Collective Work.”

      The only note on the agenda was
      “Lunch with Cultural Presentation,” and there was no other warning or announcement about the nature of the performance, according to the staffer, who was surprised but not uncomfortable with the performance.

      That’s right, the theme of this year’s conference was “Decolonizing Our Collective Work,” because that’s exactly what will solve the homeless epidemic.
      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/seattle-hires-transgender-stripper-to-perform-at-homeless-strategy-conference/
      Watch (at your own risk)

      “Bread and Circuses” on the rate payer or tax payers dime, for the hungry and homeless.
      Now we will enroll you and remember who to vote for, yes that one.. 🙁

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    • Seattle, seems to understand why Auckland’s beaches are so polluted, so no “privileged” hosing down.

      As we highlighted earlier this year, a leftist council member recently tried to stop feces being cleaned off the streets of Seattle with a power washer, arguing that it was racist.

      According to Larry Gossett, power washing “brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.”

      Seattle parks are also becoming no-go areas for the general public because of spiraling problems with aggressive homeless people and trash.
      https://summit.news/2019/12/16/seattle-taxpayers-fund-transgender-strippers-performance-at-homelessness-conference/
      Warning, “what is seen can not be unseen”

      So are some Auckland streets hosed down?

      All this interlinks in an “international global socialist” way.
      An we have a past youth international socialist leader at the helm that knows all the tricks of the trade to gain & keep power.
      Well until people like Trump, BoJo, Morrison, Salvini, Orban, etc.. arise. 🙂
      People in NZ are searching for one.

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  5. I read a news paper this morning. It says 20% of all crimes could be classed as “hate crimes” and 75% of sex crimes.

    It also surveyed for racism and of course that was huge.

    Strangely they did not survey – old stale, straight, cis gender, white, males.

    Luckily we have those armed hit teams and armoured vehicles.

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  6. So are the Electoral Law Commission going to allow NZ First and there Foundation to use what many voters say is dirty money donated to buy policy from several sources like the fishing Industry, Chinese owners in the Racing Industry and other illegal sources. This Foundation was apparently in Winston’s words put together from a bunch of Lawyers and as many would say why would want all that legal advice if wern’t out to game the system.
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/12/18/951778/peters-plans-to-buck-nz-firsts-post-govt-record
    Winston is saying he now has the ammunition to be a force reckoned with and a war chest to hit social media like never before. It is about to get interesting to see how much clout Winston and his Party have.

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    • “We pack the halls in the provinces. I don’t worry about what the commentariat are saying, about what the so-called polls are saying, I look at the level of enthusiasm which in many cases for New Zealand First is covert – it’s silent.

      “But if you look at…the number of people from the most stunning background who say, ‘We’re voting for you Winston, don’t worry’, I’m seriously confident we’re on the rise.”

      I see Peters high opinion of himself hasn’t been dimmed. A narcissist is the last to realise the game is up. 🤥

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    • “No weapon. No threats. Nothing. Gunned down by the pigs.”

      You seriously think Police just decided to shoot some random guy at a School Kea?
      I am no great fan of our Constabulary but I suspect there is a fair bit more to this story than your summation…

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      • So where was that in the cover story or did you just make it up?

        They are looking to clock up a few kills to justify the hit teams and armoured vehicles.

        Remember- the police have no special powers to use deadly force. They have the same powers as you and I under the Crimes Act.

        Now tell me what the police would do if you shot a non threatening unarmed man under identical circumstances?

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      • So where was that in the cover story or did you just make it up?

        They are looking to clock up a few kills to justify the hit teams and armoured vehicles.

        Remember- the police have no special powers to use deadly force. They have the same powers as you and I under the Crimes Act.

        Now tell me what the police would do if you shot a non threatening unarmed man under identical circumstances?

        THIS is the law and it applies to police and civilians:

        Defence against assault
        48Self-defence and defence of another
        Every one is justified in using, in the defence of himself or herself or another, such force as, in the circumstances as he or she believes them to be, it is reasonable to use.

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      • The news story is not clear. These two quotes are concerning though

        “Although he had what they believe was a firearm, the man was not threatening staff or children but indicated he wanted to speak to a specific staff member, she said.”

        “When they arrived, the man was being spoken to at some distance by a staff member, he took off, and did a loop around back into the school where we think a firearm was presented and he was shot once.”

        Beleive , think?

        Hamilton went into lockdown once becasuse someone had an umbrella…

        https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/32246

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        • This alarmist reporting and over reaction by the police is being done to whip up hysteria among the general public and instill an irrational fear of firearms just as it has been in the UK. Once again we are following our former colonial power down entirely the wrong track.
          Meanwhile last weekend I spent two days in the company of about 100 “heavily armed” people. Together we fired well over 20 thousand rounds of ammunition. Not one single person was terrified and no one was crying and scared for their life. In fact we had good fun, ate good food, drank good wine and enjoyed catching up with friends from all over the country while we berated the stupidity of the government in picking on us and the police for their failures in regard to Tarrant and their over zealous pursuit of entirely the wrong target.

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            • Indeed. Many of us whose passion is Sporting Clays will be gathering again in Greymouth next month. In February a major international event, the FITASC Grand Prix, will take place at the Hamilton Gun Club on the 10th & 11th. Immediately followed by the North Island and New Zealand Championship at Rotorua on the 14th to 16th. As usual I do not expect there to be many violent criminals or gang members among those attending.

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        • I do note that they seem to have been trigger happy lately. And that poor bugger that they shot in the back 8 times as he ran away up by Johnson Hill tunnels.. Maybe it’s just taking them a while to adjust to the cool new firearms that Nash confiscated for them.

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      • I agree with the parrot on this one ROL. Even the propaganda arm of the state, Radio New Zealand, reports that there was no firearm and no actual threats used. Going off around to another area of the school can’t reasonably be construed as ‘going to get a firearm’, surely?

        The poor guy was probably a concerned family member trying to check if EVERY classroom displays a framed picture of Our Illustrious First Comrade. Whatever. He was certainly a bit het up…. but now that challenging the education system is likely to be a potential death sentence, I’m sure we’ll all feel much safer, won’t we?

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        • Yup and this suggests the cops shot the guy because; “The fact a man was in the school’s courtyard, with what police had been told was a firearm, meant the public should “look to the States to see what tragic circumstances can happen there”, Kura said.

          So I walk into a school with an umbrella, and some lefty twat calls the cops and says he seen me with a gun, the cops shoot first and ask questions later, because there are a number of shootings in the USA?

          When I did military training we were always told to clearly identify the target. We were also trained not to shoot unarmed civilians when engaging with armed rioters. Maybe our police do need some updated training….

          https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12294895

          I don’t often agree with Kea, but I do believe he is on the money here….

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          • ROL , note there is zero evidence anyone suggested he had a gun. Sounds like a cover story.

            The fact is the cowards gunned down an unthreatening unarmed man.

            The police have scraped a new low. They are getting worse by the week. They need to be crushed along with their scumbag supporters.

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    • “Initial reports from the school to police indicated the presence of a firearm”

      You forgot to mention this, Kea.

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      • So given the Law – what would happen if you killed a man because of “reports” he had a firearm?

        Remember the LAW not make believe.

        And stop the lies and misdirection:

        “Initial reports from the school to police indicated the presence of a firearm, however, police say that’s not been confirmed yet.”

        NOT CONFIRMED

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        • The (UK) police thought Harry Stanley had a gun because some bloke in a pub said he thought he had seen one. The cops shot poor Harry in the back, dead. They then discovered that he did not respond to their shouted commands because he was stone deaf and found the “gun” in his shopping bag was, in fact, a chair leg he had just picked up from a wood working shop.

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          • So there you go. We can kill someone who is no threat if we simply say someone suggested he had a gun.

            No not just police. The self defense provision of the Crimes Act applies to us all.

            THE POLICE HAVE NO SPECIAL LAW FOR DEADLY FORCE. So you can all fire away.

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  7. Something smelly arose from their stinking evangelistic ways.

    “Vegan Rising” was on Tuesday stripped of its special tax status under a ruling by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission that the group’s vegan goals would have detrimental effects on sections of the public and that it had not kept up with record-keeping obligations.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/vegan-rising-stripped-of-charity-status-after-melbourne-cbd-shutdown-20191217-p53kqw.html

    Long live the meat eaters, and meat producers. 🙂

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  8. So Jacinda announces that the findings re the Labour Party Sex allegations won’t be released until next year.
    Anyone else suspect these will be released a few hours after Jacinda makes a ‘Royal Wedding’ announcement?
    *I hear rumours it will involve a carriage and waving at crowds…’Thanks Aunty Helen – I feel like a WEAL Princess now!!!’

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    • I remind all muslims of my Christchurch example.
      If you did not come to our lovely western countries in droves
      Then white guys such as Tarrant would not get so angry

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    • What do they want us to do?
      Say she looks great in that burka?
      Invite her round for a beer and a barby with some sausages?

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    • What the hell is going on Waikato girl? He should be deported if he doesn’t go willingly. This is such socialistic crap no one should be here after their visa having expired. Oh yeah I forgot this government likes those overstayer types don’t they?

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      • With friends like Golly G and Craig Tuck, a lefty human rights lawyer in his corner I’m guessing we’re stuck with him for as long as he chooses to stay. ILG will rubber stamp his application after a cursory read. 🤨

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  9. Time for a big laugh for all readers outside of Wellington, especially those up North. We Wellingtonians have to start getting really worried because the number of days over 25C in the summer could increase a little over the next few decades !!

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/118226247/heatwaves-droughts-and-downpours-niwa-report-paints-gloomy-climate-change-picture

    They expect us to take these idiots seriously. Start defunding them might be a better idea.

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    • @Ross12
      I already run an ad blocker on Stuff and I don’t buy their papers
      So what more can I do?
      I do email them regular and tell them they are idiots

      But I hope Natinal defunds tvnz, especially as they are so biased against National (and Trump)

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      • Like you DN I do not read Stuff but I had this article pointed out to me by my wife.
        My problem is I cannot see how this lunacy will stop. When it starts hitting the average person very hard in the pocket?

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        • Yes Ross
          When it hits the average guy in his pocket or he loses his job
          When their hysteria finally reaches luncay levels and people look out the window..
          When enough people stop reading their trash
          When enough people starting tellign them to give it a break
          When enough Cliamte Change denier scientists get given a fair go
          When more countries pull out of the Paris Accord
          When we can prove to them any reduction of oru CO2 is a waste of time on a global scale
          When the New Conservaties get into power, they will pull out.

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        • Sadly Ross I do read Stuff occasionally, where else do we get our NZ or local news from?
          Eg The herald is on a paywall, NewsHub , is getting worse.

          When I do read these outlets I do hold my nose and filter out the rubbish

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      • “I do email them regular and tell them they are idiots”

        if you engage with them you are giving them validation.
        It is what they want.
        simples.

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  10. It looks like the Democrats are being pushed into a corner by Trump

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/17/president-trump-letter-to-speaker-pelosi-you-are-declaring-open-war-on-american-democracy/

    Scroll down the comments to one by Zippy @ 4.05 and there is another letter. This one from the FISA Court to the DOJ ordering them to explain what they are doing to rectify the bad practices outlined in the IG Report. A good start for them would be to say they are filing charges against Comey and the rest of his gang , but I doubt that will happen.

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  11. Hi, as many of you may know, I liek writing emails
    Sometimes I get replies, esepcially if you are polite and ask questions
    I have all of the Mps on my Thunderbird email address book
    Here are the NZ Herald ones I’ve collected

    Jamie Morton Science jamie.morton@nzherald.co.nz
    Damien Venuto Business damien.venuto@nzherald.co.nz
    Anne Gibson Property anne.gibson@nzherald.co.nz
    Audrey Young Political Editor audrey.young@nzherald.co.nz
    Samuel Hurley Court Reporter samuel.hurley@nzherald.co.nz
    Anna Leask Senior Police Reporter anna.leask@nzherald.co.nz
    John Roughan Editorial writer john.roughan@nzherald.co.nz
    Heath Moore Social Media heath.moore@nzherald.co.nz

    If we all email them occassionaly and tell them what we think of them, climate change, Ao teo trower, Left wing bias, then they might start to get the message

    I’ll add some more over the next few days
    Please add any you may have

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  12. I’m sooo peeved-off that the *only* thing keeping the CoL from sinking is “Cindy”.

    If she weren’t there then the CoL would sink like a concrete block.
    Maybe we’ll be lucky enough to see her abducted by aliens.
    A guy can dream, I guess……..

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    • You would need to exhibit intelligence for even aliens to want to abduct you. Sorry to say but Cindy is quite safe from any abduction.

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  13. I see Sir Ron Brieley is charged with possession of child porn. If found guilty I wonder if he will lose his knighthood.

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  14. Stuff have randomly started banging on about ‘Racism’ and ‘Hate Speech’ again today (At least three new articles and counting)
    Is the Government about to inflict us with some new ‘Hate Speech’ laws??

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        • Or Diggie could put into spreadsheet form and load it onto Dropbox. Then all he needs to do is publish the one link to that Dropbox folder and readers can easily download the list from there.

          An added feature is that visitors can ‘comment’…. which means they can add any other emails in text form for Diggie to consider adding to the spreadsheet later.

          Every so often dig could post something special here saying the the list has been updated.

          A Dropbox account is free and easy to set up.

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    • Yes. The media always run campaigns to create an imaginary problem ahead of more laws.

      This also ties in with the police setting up death squads, to address “extremism”. No not muslims, ordinary kiwis are they target.

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  15. So our minimum wage is going up again in April
    It is already just about one of the highest in the world!

    What the COL don’t realise is that yes you can put coffee bar wages up and the price of a coffee goes up.
    But we all have higher ages to pay for it.
    But it makes that coffee dearer for our tourists to buy and they will stop coming here.

    It also makes all of our exports dearer
    Which means we either sell less, and have less jobs,
    or we have to devalue our currency, which makes our imports dearer.

    It also encourages employers to automate more, as machines then become cheaper, and they don’t get sick or take days off.

    That will also teach Business for telling the surveys that they had more Confidence, if confidence had continued to tank, they may not have done it.

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  16. How long before this technology reaches NZ?

    New mobile detection cameras catch thousands of drivers in NSW
    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6116512846001

    More than 3,300 drivers have been caught illegally using their phones in the first week of a new camera detection program in New South Wales.

    Fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras were activated on December 1.

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    • …According to the NSW Roads and Maritime Services website, fines of up to $337 apply for fully licensed, P-plate and Learner drivers caught using a phone behind the wheel, with the penalty bumping up to $448 when caught in a school zone….
      That is AUD.

      NZ: $80
      Half of what it is to drive in a bus lane.

      There is a payback model for the NSW police.

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  17. I’ve been thinking about the best way to undermine the CoL.

    The Nats have done the really good “broken promises” site that someone posted a link to yesterday (thanks for that) – https://www.brokenpromises.co.nz/

    Any Nats media people out there? Another couple of **must-haves** –
    1 – a page showing the LIES that Cindy has told (after telling us that she doesn’t lie).
    2 – a page showing the **cost** of Labour’s policies and promises. Particularly effective would be “cost per unit thing” when the cost is **outrageous** “per unit”.
    3 – a page showing the **wasteful spending** by Labour.

    Also a **must-have** – National (or ACT) promising to set up an office to **eliminate wasteful spending**. There must be **billions** of waste in local government alone, let alone anywhere else. This is a glaringly-OBVIOUS area that **no party** has ever addressed and would get **thousands** of extra votes.

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    • We could do it ourselves.
      The question is getting people to look at it and read it.

      But yes we need to think of ways to get rid of the coalition.

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    • Guys you get shot. The cops just mumble something about extremism and vague mention of a gun.

      I’m worried about you Diggy

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  18. I was told an army officer was on TV ripping into the police after the gutless cowards blamed the army for their own miserable failings at White Island.

    Did anyone else see it?

    The police deserve nothing but disgust and contempt .

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  19. New toilet with uncomfortable design promises to cut workers’ loo breaks
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/12/new-toilet-with-uncomfortable-design-promises-to-cut-workers-loo-breaks.html

    “It is estimated that in the United Kingdom alone, extended employee breaks costs industry and commerce £4 billion ($7.9 billion) per annum,” he said.

    According to StandardToilet’s website, toilet breaks in workplaces have become a time for “private texting and social media” use.

    The 13 degree slope is “not too inconvenient” for sitting on, but Gill said you’d soon want to get up as anything steeper “would cause wider problems”.

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  20. Bloody hell: “A review into allegations of sexual assault by a Labour Party staffer has been unable to substantiate the claims.”
    They’re going to try and make out none of this happened. It’s well past time the victims took this to the police. Paula Bennett needs to convince them this is now the right thing to do.

    Come on Alison Mau, get in there – #metoo
    (I don’t think it occurred to the MeToo’ers that the “#” symbol is also called “pound”)

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    • Oh but hold on – Labour policy is that victims should always be believed. They even want reverse onus , so men are assumed guilty.

      Are they saying the women lied about the assaults. All 15 of them?

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    • Cunts, the lot of them. So a woman gets digitally raped, and they can’t “substantiate the claims”. Now unless the complainant has made this up, and I very much doubt it, this will have to be the biggest cover up, possibly in New Zealand’s political history. The Labour party are the party for Rapists. Jacinda leads the Rapist Party. Hands down pants, nothing to see here, Digitally Raped, can’t substantiate the claim… Fuck her, her party and everyone of her perverted, disgusting MPs.
      Rant over.

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      • This is a fucking disgrace, i cannot put it down in writing here with my discuss to this coverup outcome, i would be fucking banned !~

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      • There should be complaint to the Law Society about the QC.

        She has lied to hide a serious crime. As I knew she would.

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          • What issue Ross?

            4 kids sexually assaulted. One young boy multiple times. No issue. One little boy was outraged and spoke to media. Still no issue.

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            • OK, Kea using the word issue may not have been the best word to use.

              But you seem to be talking about the Youth camp episode –here we are talking about the assaults by the guy working in Ardern’s office. (I think I am right in saying the Party President was pushed out after Ardern office worker case was exposed)
              Both are despicable assaults and both have been swept under the same bit of carpet.

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    • Feeling up strippers – $100 cash

      Prostitute for quick time – $100 cash

      Used schoolgirl’s panties from a Tokyo vending machine – 5000 yen

      For everything else there’s a NZ Labour Party Membership Card……..don’t leave home without it!

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  21. Medicinal cannabis regulations confirmed: Five things you need to know
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/12/medicinal-cannabis-regulations-confirmed-five-things-you-need-to-know.html

    “These regulations put in place the infrastructure that allows us to locally grow, manufacture and provide quality medicinal cannabis products that are intended to make a real difference to people living in pain.”

    A medicinal cannabis agency within the Ministry of Health is being established to oversee the medicinal cannabis scheme – which will provide guidance for doctors, industry and consumers.”

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    • From WG’s link:

      …..” “These regulations put in place the infrastructure that allows us to locally grow, manufacture and provide quality medicinal cannabis products that are intended to make a real difference to people living in pain.” “…..

      Realspeak translation. The products will be so watered down as to be totally ineffective allowing Conservative control freaks to say that “we told you it wasn’t any good”.

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      • So what’s the cannabis referendum at the election for? Seems the COL have overriden any need to ask the people what they think.

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        • Labour & NZ First don’t want a referendum on cannabis. The electorate will confirm it & the new CoL will have to enact legislation that runs contrary to the conservative factions of both parties. They’re on a hiding to nothing from the knowall brigade whose moral superiority & endorsement by Baby Jesus has always allowed them to decide these things.

          Rather it’s a dead rat carefully prepared by the Greens.

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          • The Greens aren’t that clever! They are purely following their belief in the green leaf.
            I just don’t understand the thinking. I’m definitely for medicinal cannabis, without the high, but would like to try whether medicinal cannabis actually works to help pain or even effective as a sleeping aide? It would have to be better than effective prescription drugs for me to vote for it. But, it appears they are passing laws for anyone to grow cannabis for their “own use’. I’m not against it perse but it seems more likely they are trying to pass the law under our noses without us noticing? I think many are worried about more and young adults using cannabis for various “medical” excuses so they no longer have to work”, or finding use has limited their ability to work, be productive and pay taxes to contribute to society. NZ don’t need any more bludgers or mentally ill.

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            • …..”it seems more likely they are trying to pass it under our noses without us noticing”……

              Don’t see it that way. Medical marijuana & legalisation of marijuana for personal use are two separate issues being dealt with by different legislative initiatives.

              On the medical question the greatest benefit I see is that cannabis promotes appetite. I’ve seen four people go through chemotherapy & it killed three of them through wasting. The exception was supplied with marijuana by his son & he lived another five years.

              We put up with conservatives ramming their politics & religion down our throats but they shouldn’t have the right to kill us because of their irrational hatred of a plant!

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              • What about the “damage” to the lives of those users who are suceptible to lethargy, depression, etc? If there was NO chance of the taxpayer having to carry those people I’d be much happier with the whole idea! Interesting as an encouragement to appetite.

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                • Two points WG:

                  1) There are people whose only ambition in life is to “get out of it”. Booze, marijuana, mushrooms, meth, horse tranquilisers, anything so long as they’re spaced out. You’ll find representatives of this syndrome aged from 14 to old age. Remove one drug or remove two…….they’ll find another. This is why I put so little import on those who bleat about lethargy, gateway drugs etc.

                  2) Unless you expect to find “Reefer Madness” in the non fiction section of the library you will probably appreciate that marijuana is used & enjoyed by many groups. 99.99% will suffer no ill effects & they could be your lawyer, doctor, mechanic, lawn mower, retired farmer, whatever.

                  The one thing they’ll have in common is that they won’t tell you about what they do if they sense that they’re buying grief.

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              • I think that if medicinal cannabis was still in the referendum, the yes vote would be higher than I think it will be.

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    • So what does one expect from Prime Minister Boris Johnson?
      Quite a realist’s approach, to why BoJo was able to clean out the Labour seats.
      Is it more of a “Blairist” way of doing the business?

      ….. There’s a red-green pledge of ‘carbon-neutrality’ by 2050. This means pointlessly strangling the economy by destroying efficient power generation, while making you pay for windmills through higher gas and electricity bills. …..

      ….. a promise of ‘colossal new investments in infrastructure’.
      This means huge, inefficient projects such as HS2, which do no good, cost billions and hugely overrun their budgets and timetables – again at your expense.

      There’s a promise of a ‘long-term NHS budget enshrined in law, 650 million pounds extra every week’.
      This is a crude submission to the lobby that imagines that the only thing wrong with the NHS is its budget. In truth, we could spend every penny the country has on it and it still would not work as it is supposed to. ….

      .
      ….. And there’s the usual thoughtless, ignorant rubbish about police numbers. Please. The problem with the police is not how many of them there are.
      It is the fact that they spend their time doing the wrong things, and refuse to return to the simple, solitary foot patrol, which is the reason for their existence. …..

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7793551/PETER-HITCHENS-Pity-Conservatives-main-Left-wing-party-country.html

      So a matter of being careful for what you wish for.
      Will others hold Boris’s feet to the fire?
      It is a start, and I think Brexit will be done. Just what will be the terms?

      It is his opportunity, and maybe others can help keep him on a more conservative path.

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    • Hard to know which was more dangerous Kea. The violent, unpredictable volcano or the gun toting rozzers…

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      • Ah it was an old link on the article. I thought it odd she would raise it again after media buried it. Along with the attempted rape itself.

        Well now that is cleared up will they identify the not-rapist. We don’t want people thinking it’s another non-white guy who works there.

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        • It’s christmas time, a lot of recycling old news with new headlines. Makes it easier for the MSM to fill in their days without doing any actual work. Holiday mode!

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    • Where to bury all the ‘dead bodies’!!! All Labour need is another crisis, waiting…
      🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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      • The bodies are buried…
        all the complainants and the respondent have signed confidentiality agreements
        Point 1:12 – of Maria Dew’s Summary.

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    • Look at that face of CinD4UN at the press conference with the Labour Party President……
      Is it a hurty face or a relieved face as to say move along, nothing to see here…?

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      • She won’t be relieved if someone brings up more nasty stories…

        Labour had better hope that they’ve corralled all the young-labour kiddies.

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    • Hi Maggy.

      “complainant may have got a few facts wrong in relation to sexual assault”

      Lets tease this out a bit. A couple are sitting next to each other and the guy puts his hand on her thigh. She pushes it off. If he tries again, its harassment, if he forcefully grabs her thigh and she is struggling to get free, that is sexual assault?

      Same couple , but this time he shoves his hands down her knickers. Unless she is in a relationship with him and there is implied consent, this would be sexual assault straight off?

      I assume I don’t have to go further, as digital penetration without consent is rape. I believe the complainant. How the Labour Party can’t see this is beyond me.

      I am no lawyer, so if any legal eagles wish to correct my assumptions, please do so.

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      • Rightoverlabour…
        Bit more complicated than that…simply..
        an indecent assault is an assault with an element of indecency accompanying it.
        Rape is the penetration of the vagina by the penis without consent. (slightest amount of penetration will suffice)
        What you call digital penetration without consent is unlawful sexual connection. This unlawful connection may be oral or with objects and relates to both vagina and anus.
        Penetration of the anus by the penis without consent is not rape as per the above definition. (a sexual violation by way of unlawful sexual connection)
        Too tired to look it up at this time of night, but go have a look at the sexual violation provisions of the Crimes Act. All this sexual violation/unlawful sexual connection legislation came in as a result of feminist activism around the Christchurch Creche period.
        Have a look at the ability to remove consent…ie consents to sexual intercourse but after penetration decides she no longer wants it. Once consent has been withdrawn with no withdrawal of penis…rape.
        A specific charge would also relate to whether there was skin on skin connection, or touching/etc over top of clothing

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  22. Pua Magasiva
    This violent piece of shit is dead.
    That is good.
    At least he took himself out instead of having someone else have to do it or taking out others along the way.
    Sometimes people are better off dead.
    I have never seen any acting he did and do not feel I missed out on anything.

    Magasiva was not even married a year and he was smashing up his wife.
    It appears it started earlier on and went on for 2.5 years from when they met.

    The crime:-

    ” Late actor Pua Magasiva can now be identified as the prominent entertainer who was convicted of domestic violence earlier this year.
    The former Shortland Street star, 38, died in May from suspected suicide, but in April, he was sentenced after he put his wife in a headlock, dragged her by the neck and spat in her face.
    He was sentenced to 70 hours of community work and six months supervision for the attack in June 2018.”

    The bastard should have got at least 18 months jail time to cool his jets.
    The words used there by media filth underplay the violence. I guess he was not a white male.
    This is why we need people in prison, Angry Andy.
    There are violent remorseless thugs out here and they should not be out here.
    They should be inside.

    Name suppression:-

    “A review was then ordered after Sadler (the new wife) no longer sought suppression.
    But another member of Magasiva’s family filed an appeal, saying that naming him would cause extreme hardship to his family.”

    Yep I guess it is a good idea to not step in and sort out a bastard in your family who is a violent alcoholic who beats his wife in her own home.//
    It will just make others weary to check out if there are other violent alcoholics of the same name. One guesses with such opposition there is!

    The wife left behind:-

    The wife at 33 y.o. An educated white woman and a teacher should have stepped up sooner.
    She could have been the dead one.
    Sounds like he chose the low self esteem types to do this to. No surprises.
    Her:-
    “Only when a stranger found me after the assault last year did I go to the police. I blamed myself because he blamed me and I did everything in my power to protect and lie for him but now I have the chance to be heard and speak my truth.”
    and
    “I love my husband and I would do anything for him, which included not signing a statement to the police … and not being truthful so that I may always protect him.”

    Contributory negligence.
    Exposing her daughter (from prior relationship) to this violence in her own home.
    Her ex should have the right to challenge her suitability to be the principal caregiver.
    She is an admitted liar to the point of lying to police and lying to protect a thug while her daughter was subjected to all this.
    Women are well protected by the hand wringers in these situations. The children – not so much.

    I would not want her to be the teacher of someone I care about.
    Her judgement is appalling. She is a proven multiple liar that repeatedly chose not to fix broken situations.
    Sympathy to the child exposed to this but it is difficult to feel the same for her.

    The media in this:-

    There were a lot of Wa Wa Wa tears from media filth who went on about how sad his death was when all along they knew.
    NZME and Stuff were fighting the name suppression order but still published sob stories on this violent thug and drink driver, driving while disqualified etc.

    Part of the story:-
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/118095880/pua-magasivas-life-in-the-spotlight-and-the-demons-behind-it
    Great to see it under ‘entertainment’ and not ‘crime’//

    He was a radio DJ.
    I don’t listen to radio in any form and not done so in 15 years. It is full of nutbars.
    Can anyone name any radio DJ that does not have notable mental health issues?
    Reading overseas media yesterday. A suicide. Australia:
    …Radio presenter Sammy Power struggled with alcoholism and dropped half her body weight before she was found dead at home last week.
    The 55-year-old had battled with her mental health for years after quitting radio in 2012, describing herself as ‘dead inside’…..

    I don’t apologise for my disdain for that radio mob.
    I don’t apologise for my disdain for this drunken thug Magasiva but he does get credit for self terminating.
    The one classed as a victim is the wife but she perpetuated this situation and exposed an innocent party – her daughter- to this prolonged nonsense.

    There were certainly no winners in this saga.
    Domestic violence is bad. Not being safe in your own home is bad.
    This is another example of why we should never ever idolise actors unless and until they actually achieve something positive other than pretending to be someone they are not.

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  23. I’m thinking about joining the Labour Party for the members benefits – like immunity from prosecution. Have the media and police as my personal servants. Just to name a few.

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    • …..”like immunity from prosecution”……

      Between the Wildlife Act (1953) & a Labour Party membership you could set yourself up as an assassin/rapist for hire & advertise in the Yellow Pages. 🙂

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  24. As we expected Labour have done an airtight coverup- More interested in getting everyone to sign up to ‘Confidentiality’ than actually addressing the complaints.
    Jacinda Ardern continues to astonish me- How on Earth is she getting a free ride over her blatant ‘We must protect the Party Comrades’ comments today??
    What happened to #MeToo Jacinda?
    And #BelieveallWomen??

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  25. Part of being free is being able to not like something.
    If you don’t like muslims you don’t have have to
    I don’t like muslims

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    • You are over 20 X more likely to be killed by your government than a criminal.

      Over 200 million murdered in the last 100 years. And still people boot lick them.

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  26. Question time:

    1. What disciplinary action is Labour taking against the complaint for her filthy lies?

    2. What support is Labour offering the man wrongly accused?

    3. Is the Party assisting him in making a civil claim for loss of earnings and reputation?

    4. Why is the Labour Party continuing to not support victims?

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    • ……”What disciplinary action is Labour taking against the complaint for her filthy lies?”……

      The Imam has been consulted. Stoning has been recommended.

      …….”What support is Labour offering the man wrongly accused?”…….

      One of Labour’s “comfort women” is with him now.

      …….”Is the Party assisting him in making a civil claim for loss of earnings and reputation?”……

      A taxpayer funded payout is in the mail.

      ……”Why is the Labour Party continuing to not support victims?”……

      Ssssh! They’re busy redefining a “victim”.

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  27. Yes that female should be charged for wasting police time and causing untold harm to several other workers.

    (But I thought there were more than one)

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    • ……” He holds special contempt for those who defile men or boys who come to them for confession (chap. 6). Likewise he condemns clerics who administer the sacrament of penance (confession) to their victims (chap. 7). The author also provides a refutation of the canonical sources used by offending clerics to justify their proclivities (chap. 11, 12). He also provides chapters which assess the damage done to the church by offending clerics (chap. 19, 20, 21)”…….

      Amazon 2019? Nah. The Book of Gomorrah 1051. You can take the boy out of the church but you’re pushing your luck to get the priest out of the boy.

      https://www.crusadeagainstclergyabuse.com/htm/AShortHistory.htm

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      • Jeez Nasska, the rate they are going with having the police investigating these sordid priests, bishops and cardinals, we will have nothing to talk about ole chap..?

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      • CAP 1 and Naaska.
        The issue we have is the church and politics go hand in hand, and have done for far too long.
        The messed up children go on to be indoctrinated into the same sense of righteousness.
        Corruption is perpetuated by the cover ups.
        Our weak justice systems ignores the criminal behaviour of the perpetrators and the victims.
        This is not justice, this is enabling.
        We know right from wrong.
        They want us to know, we know.
        That’s why they ridicule us from their ivory towers.
        To punish us for their sins.
        Our pain gives them power.
        They are sick.

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        • The children are collateral damage to the true purpose of religion. ie the comfort of its priests.

          No better example of the parasitical nature of a church can be found than about the time of the Bolshevik Revolution. For centuries the country’s nobles ran roughshod over the peasantry. The priests of the Orthodox faith had inserted themselves nicely between the oppressed & the oppressors keeping the peasants from revolting by feeding them shit in the form of promises of reward in the next life. The patronage of the royalty was their payoff.

          For once the religious arseholes received their true rewards when the peasants rebelled. The latter were no better off under Communism but at least they didn’t have to listen to the Godcrap.

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          • ‘Protecting reputations of the accused’
            Sound familiar? (hand in hand)
            Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases

            The Church previously shrouded sexual abuse cases in secrecy, in what it said was an effort to protect the privacy of victims and reputations of the accused.

            But new papal documents on Tuesday lifted restrictions on those who report abuse or say they have been victims

            https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50824842

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    • Yes, thase amounts are quite large
      And as they are all from China there are some ulterior motives.
      What a deceitful woman.

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      • But it realy is different when the left do it!
        Funny how the left have a different view of corruption when they are in the middle of it!
        Past experience showing hear, my dear?

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        • That twit Twyford will be on to her, sucking up to all of them chinky names!
          He will be asking for her membership card and she will be an indepenant!

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  28. I’ve just been banned from Trade Me.

    Apparently, a piece of string & a house brick cannot be sold as a ‘penis enlargement kit’.

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    • Nasska:

      Someone from a Labour background – perhaps Panty Slut Boy or Darren – could advise you on how to buy and sell “equipment” online?

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    • Russia has been our ally in 100% of world wars.
      Germany; not so much.

      Tarrant visited North Korea and Pakistan.
      these are far more precarious red flags.
      No action from Enzed Stasi on that
      Curiouser and curiouser.

      Russia took our dairy products in the 1970s after Mother England told us to Foxtrot Oscar.
      Without Russian gas Germany would come to a halt under current resourcing.

      The cops via the media are still bullshitting.
      That is their default position. They were bullshitting all last week about White Island.
      They are lying about guns, about their hit squads.
      They are still painting Tarrant as Far Right when anyone with a brain and an ounce of honesty knows he is a greenie that believes in borders, not a borderless world.
      But we are not supposed to know that under Stasi rules.

      We can safely assume pretty much everything being reported here by media filth is fake.
      That is largely a given.
      Their weather forecasts are probably the most accurate thing!!
      Maybe he owned a Confederate flag after watching the Dukes of Hazard as a kid or thought General Lee was a cool name.
      This is probably a crime to our blue jacketed Stasi.

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    • Don’t be so stupidly obtuse.

      No one has said you have to take drugs.

      What they have said is that if you are going too (and people will regardless of the god bother’s and all), make sure you know what you are taking is safe to ingest.
      Weed killer certanly is not and that’s what was found last year.

      It is actually a Health & Safety issue.

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