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  1. Nothing much available on the Herald this morning except of course First Man adoration. No Herald I ain’t even going to click on that shit. Nor on Megan, Madeline nor the All Blacks.
    Sad for you.

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  2. I wonder what the subscription take-up has been so far? Or have Matthew Hooton and his friends disappeared into an echo chamber?

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      • The numbers willing to stump up and follow the Herald’s piss-poor content behind a paywall is a useful indication of the state of our society. Know thine enemy.

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          • Absolutely not. That’s why it was a kind of rhetorical question. I’d be surprised if the subscriptions successfully counterbalanced the likely loss of advertising income. Would you, as a business, be prepared to risk advertising in Herald Premium? And main site traffic will drop off as people realise there’s nothing left to read.

            It’s stating the obvious, but subscription models only succeed where the premium content is worth paying for. The Herald haven’t upped their woeful game. They’ve merely moved their existing garbage behind a paywall.

            Good luck to them. But they’ve been dead to me for a long time, and now the putred corpse is being tampered with.

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  3. I am increasingly concerned that part of the problem for National is that they have David Farrar as their pollster. Since the election of Trump it seems to me that he has lost his mind in terms of being able to observe the realpolitik of what is happening around the world.

    There is nothing, zip, zero, nada, nil, nyet on KB about the Brexit Party phenomenon in the UK. It is example number 23 of the growing dissatisfaction with the old guard approach to politics. Yesterday we saw the UK voting public give the middle finger to the two major parties at the Local body elections. Conservatives have so far lost a staggering 1327 councillors – in 2015 they had nearly 4900. Losing 25% of your elected representatives at one go is a cataclysmic landslide and gigantic GTFO to the new gold standard in Benedict Arnoldery – Theresa May. The EU elections are going to be nuclear in their explosiveness.

    I’m royally pissed off with the voting choice presented to me between an ultra far-left party with red rosettes and a socialist party wearing blue ones. I feel disenfranchised and I know I’m not alone in feeling this way.

    Farrar has to point out to National what’s happening in the UK, otherwise the same fate is trundling down the line for them. If he can’t even discuss it on his blog, then I fear he’s too buried in denial it to be able to help National (and NZ) avoid Venezualaisation.

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    • I agree with you that we don’t have a true right party anymore. National know that the only way to win the election is to keep in the middle. In doing this they have abandoned the policies they once had. What we need is a party that will pull them back to the right. At one stage I thought this would be ACT, but not any more.
      You can blame this on MMP.

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      • 100% agree re MMP.

        For about 5 years it’s been clear to me that the greatest evil in our political landscape is not Labour or the Greens or Winston or hate speech or refugee importation – no, the true enemy of NZ is MMP.

        And for that betrayal of our nation, I hope there is a special place in some pit somewhere for the man and his government who surrendered our freedom and rights by adopting MMP. Any system that over and over and over again bestows the whip hand to a petit-homme, Napoleon like Winnie is plain wrong.

        We are experiencing a self-inflicted wound, so long as we keep on voting to retain MMP – we can continue to feel painful rectal intrusion.

        (BTW Ed – blessings be upon you for providing a forum for the non-progressives to cyber-congregate)

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      • I agree. National seems totally poll driven. It has been for many years but it is getting far worse. The way to change things is to join National and speak your mind. National made a big mistake in supporting the firearm confiscation with no input. They have not come out and stated strongly that they oppose any hate speech laws and if the government introduces any they will repeal them.

        Is anyone on this blog a paid up member of National let alone an active member?

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        • Chuck I admire your determination to change National but unfortunately I am far more pessimistic about them as they are loyal multiculturalists and diversity proponents and have been for long enough now to be impervious to change.Only either a splinter group forming out of National or a completely new group of individuals forming a party is going to bring any meaningful change to the current direction of this country in my opinion.

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        • I spent years working for the National Party years ago.Went to conferences at the time they were confronting new issues like a Ministry for Womens Affairs and what to do about the TOW.
          I remember the young Nats being active and pushing for these and other issues and as far as I am concerned they went down the wrong track.When MMP came in that was it for democracy in this country.At least with FPP you could really put the pressure on an electorate MP. I was part of a strong Ag Policy group that had regular meetings.
          I was friendly with an MP who sits in the house now but he has been indoctrinated with the new mantra.
          Very sad.

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      • National know that the only way to win the election is to keep in the middle. In doing this they have abandoned the policies they once had.

        When?

        In my lifetime they’ve never had those policies “they once had”.

        I admit I only remember back to the days of Kiwi Keith but, barring a very short time when the great and good Ruth held sway, I’m damned if I can remember National being anything but slightly left of centre, always popularity driven rather than making the hard decisions NZ needed.

        Notably the only time NZ genuinely needed rescuing it was the greatest man ever in NZ politics, a Labour party pollie at the time (I refer, of course, to the great Sir Roger), who performed the service.

        I admit I had hopes for Bridges despite him being instrumental in destroying my industry but he has disgraced himself over the free speech debate (or lack of it).

        I have to keep coming back to ACT simply because there is no one else.

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        • Bridges didn’t destroy your industry.
          You did it to yourselves ,like all monopolists do.
          You got competition and thought the Law and consumers owed you a living.
          You should have changed years before but your industry was too lazy and complacent. Much like the bus industry remains.
          Still plenty of taxis about but Uber still offers a better world wide service.

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        • The trouble with “the political middle” is it has moved much further left as more have become enamoured with socialism and the pretend love and sharing it sells with ‘leadership’ by a pretty hood ornament named Cindy. National have moved further left with each election, but many National voters pine for the days when standing on your own two feet was how Kiwis looked after themselves and their families and expected others to do the same. National party voters have little choice in what the National Party stands for and are now just the funders of hard earned taxes for many, many more young and healthy layabouts than the welfare system can sustain.

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          • It’s a phenomena known as the Overton Window.

            It’s something the Iron Lady commented on with her statement about how the Left keep ratcheting society and Right fails to unratchet it. That’s the gist of it anyway.

            As Ben Shapiro states once an entitlement is in it’s next to impossible to repeal.

            Key never got rid of Working For Families even though he labelled it “communism by stealth”.

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            • Modern socialism kicked off with the first Labour Government of 1935 through to 1949. WW2 allowed time for reforms to be well & truly embedded before National regained the treasury benches. Since then a pattern has emerged of Labour profligacy followed by National austerity which leads back to Labour, rinse & repeat.

              Yet it’s fair to state that NZ is a country of reformists & socialists the first of which predated Labour by many years. So far, so good but at what point will the goose be laid out?

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    • I went to the New World Thorndon last year and tried to buy some soy milk (not for me!).
      I looked around and then went to Information.
      They said Mr Farrar had cornered the market and that there was nothing for anyone else.
      He did not hog it all to himself but shared it out with other Nats MPs down Molesworth Street.
      The results are obvious!

      National today are on par policy-wise with the Kirk/ Rowling Labour Govt although I suspect they would not have the guts to send a Frigate into a nuclear testing zone.
      If you have any doubts, look at their corporate donations via the semi-functional MBIE (est. by Nat)or their increasing welfare payments when they were never going to get a vote from that lot and were kicked out anyway. They were like the number three child always seeking compromise rather than a number one child doing the ground breaking work.

      It’s not leadership when everything is poll driven.
      it is capitulation and a statement that you don’t have any principles but will do what is asked to maintain power.
      Goddamn Soy and BPA!

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      • …tried to buy some soy milk (not for me!).

        Sure, sure 😉

        Though you do raise a good point: Nat MP males sure do act like a bunch of soy-boys. The females seem to act like they have more testosterone in their veins.

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        • Probably have to get that lowered then like the runner. Not woman enough, not Maori enough, not left enough lol Not much left.

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        • OK, you got me.
          It was a literary device to convey a story.
          But…if I was going to buy Soy milk …600 km from home would be a good start.
          I have never bought soy milk.
          If I wanted almond milk (for the First Man) I don’t think I would milk almonds.
          I would look like a right tit!

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  4. Driver testing officers took bribes in exchange for licences
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/112449135/driver-testing-officers-took-bribes-in-exchange-for-licences
    “Two driver licence testing officers have been found guilty for their part in a scam that included awarding some people licences after they didn’t even turn up to their test.
    Mohammed Feroz and Daryl Pregasen Govender appeared at the Manukau District Court briefly on Friday where Judge Mina Wharepouri delivered his verdicts.”

    New Zealand used to be a relatively graft free country but due to the beauty of diversity this is now just a memory with the above type of thing becoming common.
    Unfortunately if you bring in immigrants from third world countries they also bring their corrupt practices with them which over time will eat away at the fabric of public institutions turning them into dysfunctional entities.
    New Zealand is gradually being destroyed from within while the government sits back and scolds the population about not being welcoming enough to immigrants.
    I wonder why.

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    • In damned near every fraud reported perpetrated on our shores in recent times the perpetrators have had names and descriptions suggesting they, or their families, hailed from countries bordering the Gulf of Arabia.

      Ban immigrants from this area and NZ may go back to being a pleasant place to raise a family.

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      • Or the subcontinent. Indians are among the shiftiest and most of dishonest people God ever shoveled guts into.

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          • I have, Tinman. But have you? India dies not border the Gulf of Arabia, or the Persian Gulf, as it’s also known. I suspect you’re confusing the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. But let’s not quarrel over a trifle. We agree on the main point expressed. I did my time working in the Arab Gulf and later travelling in India, and in both cases I was eventually worn down by the general dishonesty and corruption that infests these parts of the world.

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            • The map I have (in front of me now) has the Gulf from India through to Somalia.

              The only area I know that actually rates thieving as an honorable profession.

              I don’t give a shit if it’s (the map) correct or not but if the whole area had a blank spot with “obliterated by nuclear explosion” or similar written across it I’d start to agree that nuclear physics is a great thing when applied positively.

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              • As I thought, the map confuses the Sea and the Gulf. When I was working in Saudi the natives would visibly twitch if you referred to the “Persian” Gulf, because the Iranians were dogs. Should you wish to remain acceptable in polite company, you were careful to speak of the “Arabian” or “Arab” Gulf.

                A couple of years with the Arabs turned Lawrence native and gave us a legend. A couple of years with the Arabs turned me towards your own point of view, Tinman, that there was nothing there a huge nuclear explosion couldn’t fix.

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        • I agree. I have been to the godforsaken shit hole. India is hell on earth. Dirty, dishonest and corrupt, polluted..nothing like you have ever seen. I could not get out of there quick enough.

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    • Deport them when they have finished their sentence. Kiwis don’t like corruption and it should be stamped out. The only way those who try to cheat their new country will learn is the threat of deportation back to where they came from.

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      • I can’t see Labour deporting criminals. Last time they granted their pet drug dealer residency.

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  5. The best way to teach the Herald a lesson is not to click on them at all for a whole month.
    Watch their Alex rating drop and advertisers leave them

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    • Why the fuck would you want to “teach them a lesson”?

      The outfit has been an irrelevant obscenity for years.

      Ignore the bastards!

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  6. It has been known for many years that sex is good exercise but until recently nobody had made a scientific study of the caloric expenditure of different sexual activities. Now after original & proprietary research we are proud to present the results:

    REMOVING HER CLOTHES:
    With her consent………………….. 12 Calories
    Without her consent……………….. 387 Calories

    PUTTING ON A CONDOM:
    With an erection………………….. 6 Calories
    Without an erection……………….. 315 Calories

    PRELIMINARIES:
    Trying to find the clitoris………… 8 Calories
    Trying to find the G-Spot………….. 192 Calories

    POSITIONS:
    Missionary……………………….. 112 Calories
    69 lying down…………………….. 178 Calories
    69 standing up……………………. 312 Calories
    Wheelbarrow………………………. 386 Calories
    Doggy Style………………………. 400 Calories
    Italian Chandelier………………… 972 Calories

    ORGASM
    Real…………………………….. 112 Calories
    Fake……………………………. 315 Calories

    POST ORGASM:
    Lying in bed hugging………………. 18 Calories
    Getting up immediately…………….. 36 Calories
    Explaining why you got out of bed immediately……816 Calories

    GETTING A SECOND ERECTION:
    If you are:
    20-29 years old…………………… 36 Calories
    30-39 years………………………. 80 Calories
    40-49 years………………………. 124 Calories
    50-59 years………………………. 972 Calories
    60-69 years………………………. 2916 Calories
    70 and over……………………. Results are still pending

    GETTING DRESSED AFTERWARDS:
    Calmly…………………………… 32 Calories
    In a hurry……………………….. 98 Calories
    With your wife knocking at the door…. 3521 Calories

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  7. nasska. Spilt my single malt. I’ve just licked my hand so it’s not wasted. Even my wife thought it was amusing and reminded me of some of my failures. She figures I’m knocking on 4000 calories.

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  8. How many times and differing reasons have the media said that the next election is sealed lol. Are we there yet? Does that mean that they lied every other time

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  9. Helen will be out ranting her head off.

    Nearly 80 per cent of people living around Eden Park support the stadium’s ambition to stage night concerts, according to a survey conducted by Stuff.

    Almost as many wanted more events in general to be staged at the venue in Auckland’s suburban Sandringham, and most said they enjoyed living close the country’s biggest stadium.

    The findings show strong community support for the stadium’s likely bid to seek planning approval to seek concerts as-of-right, to boost its coffers.

    Only 14 per cent of residents opposed the stadium being allowed to stage up to six concerts a year, without having to go through a full planning approval for each one.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/112319438/eden-parks-future-what-the-neighbours-really-think?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR3a6IO5hhtBty0r6fuIdSOJaguZr5mlttATLSP7k8dmrFSVcoU9ZjyUfHk

    Buy the rest out and get on with the job of making money.

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