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  1. Martyn Bradburys answer to the Politicians not discussing China & the Mediaavoid it – let’s sign a petition to remove the Chinese spy from the National Party.
    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2020/01/12/if-the-politicians-wont-discuss-china-the-media-avoid-it-lets-sign-a-petition-to-remove-a-chinese-spy-from-the-national-party/
    I guess that you wouldn’t really be surprised that the left have opinion like this and really Simon has left himself wide open to Criticism for allowing Jian Yang to organize the itinerary for there trip to China last September, but really aren’t the left bunch of wankers.

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            • Bishop has the fighting power and work rate to make it work.

              However he needs to understand the image issue and drop a few stone, get a sharper haircut, dress smart and not baggy suits.

              Chris Christie had this issue in the USA and toned it down.
              The effect is mainly subliminal but relevant.
              For a fella from a PR/lobby background he should understand optics better.

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              • Back in the days when I was heavily into Facebook political discussions, I asked Chris Bishop if we could change New Zealand so there was more personal responsibility for people. Something like a tax credit for buying your own medical aid and removing you from the State system, etc.

                The answer, and I’m paraphrasing as this is now a while ago, was essentially that it was never going to happen and that people dependent on the state was too entrenched. I vaguely recall it as quite a brusque response.

                While I respect him for the work he does for his constituents, that day I realised that National are just like Labour. They want the state control over the population. They don’t want to reduce the influence of government.

                And that kinda means, nah. I can’t vote for you if you want to rule me.

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              • Bringing facts to a Feelz fight.facts dont matter to the average Womens Day reader, who thinks the part time PM is amazeballs, because baby and wedding. I think this election will be a close thing, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the CoL won at that time, watch NZers flee overseas, the police step up pressure on non believere and it could be the last election we have…

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                • Your comment about Womens Day – alas is correct !
                  This year we will no doubt see the following front pages:-
                  1. Baby’s first steps
                  2. Baby’s first teeth
                  3. Baby’s first words
                  4. Bridal shower
                  5. Royal Wedding
                  6. Royal Honeymoon
                  – & if the polls are still bad
                  7. Another pregnancy
                  How can Simon even begin to compete with all those front pages – it should be a slam dunk !

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                • “and it could be the last election we have…”

                  Chillingly this could well be true. Just think- If Ardern declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ (i:e State of Emergency) she could pretty much appoint herself ‘Dear Leader’ for life…

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                    • Pascal – aside the fact that there are likely thousands of AR15 and other very effective weapons still in the hands of law abiding citizens there are many ways of neutralizing Politicians, Burecrats and Police all of whom have to live in the same community they may seek to control, these would be the non violent methods eg Police officer identified as being part of an oppressive force finds difficulty in obtaining goods and services from the oppressed. More forceful means would be the pariah status and the isolation of being only comfortable at home or work (effective prison). More violent means are many just ask the Mu Slimes in
                      France/Iraq/Iran/Somalia or any middle eastern shithole using readily available materials.

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              • That’s very optimistic of you Diggy.
                TV debates were created for style over substance.
                Ardern plays for the cameras, looks concerned and waggles the spaniel hair and no one notices she hasn’t said anything sensible until it’s too late.
                Bridges is devoid of both.

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    • Does Bradbury know that Labour is embedded with China as well? To the point that China helps fund the NZ Labour Party. After seeing how Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party turn a blind eye to money for votes, I would not be surprised if China is getting some advantage from funding Labour.

      Brady found links with “United Front” groups across the New Zealand political divide, naming Labour list MP Raymond Huo as someone who “works very closely with PRC representatives in New Zealand”.

      No, no interference from the PRC in Labour at all, eh Bradbury?

      Light is also shed on Huo’s role in marketing new Labour leader Jacinda Arden’s fresh approach to the Chinese-speaking community in New Zealand by literally copying a slogan used by the current general secretary of the Communist Party of China.

      I mean, sharing slogans and speeches doesn’t mean anything, does it?

      Fuckwit.

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  2. Have to say Seymour was very good on Magic before on the police raid.
    Telfer is a right plonker and when he moved on to the minimum wage issue Telfer couldn’t understand why raising the minimum wage would have a negative effect on small business.
    Good on Seymour.
    Where,s National ???

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        • nasska I upticked you because i get your point and it was very funny….. but i socially conservative and I don’t think being is a problem, actually.

          It’s the socially ‘progressive’ people who are fucking uo this country. Those who promote degradation, despising our (European) heritage while pushing climate nonsense and importing thousands of Muslims who refuse to integrate.

          I could go on…. but…… oh WTF….

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          • Good point Dave but I hate the use of the word “progressive”. They should be referred to by the correct descriptors which are either “Socialists” or “Marxists”.
            Ardern was the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth; not “progressives”.

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      • I have made my mind up already. National for the electorate vote and ACT for the party vote. In my constituency you could pin a blue rosette on a feral goat and it would likely win the seat. Even if ACT stand a candidate here I will not vote for them because I fear taking sufficient votes from National to allow the Labour loon to win.

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  3. Labour and the Coalition are about to end religion in schools and some of the suggestions to replace them are : Climate Change Indoctrination daily,
    Help to be a sexual deviate and membership to the Labour Party.

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  4. Taal volcano near Manila Philippines, sent up ash & steam 9 miles high.
    “Taal has erupted more than 30 times in the past five centuries, most recently in 1977”
    A most interesting volcano, being in the center of a lake, which is the crater lake of a larger volcano.
    Warnings now of “danger level posed by the volcano to 4 out of a possible 5 – meaning “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.””
    Fears of a tsunami in the lake,

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-volcano-taal/philippines-warns-of-explosive-eruption-as-volcano-spews-ash-idUSKBN1ZB07K

    Ash affecting nearby Manila and closing airport.

    The plume getting to that height , may be close to penetrating the stratosphere.
    May not be a big deal, but still may be measurable on global temperatures.

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      • Greens all talk up the heat factor, and hiding the cooler phases, like even in December and again this January in Australia.

        Conveniently they can start their measures from the coolest times in history, actually tweak them to be even colder, so that it looks like the graphs can be called runaway heating.

        I certainly like to believe that Taupo would give some days, weeks before it went temperamental.

        Still maybe like White Island, just a pressure relief valve, and so postponing the big one, beyond my life time.

        Taal is the smallest active volcano, but still impressive if that cloud penetrates the stratosphere.

        Who knows and as Ed mentions the school genius will also calculate just what the solar minimum does, how many years, or decades, or even centuries, plus overlaying this volcanic effect, that may compound a downward trend, so that those planted trees will have be processed through “wood burners” in her world.

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    • There are currently several volcanoes whose recent eruptions have sent ash into the upper reaches of the atmosphere where they have a measurable cooling effect. Funny how the Green loons and global warming nutters don’t think it worth mentioning that fact.

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  5. A number of states in the United States of America are getting stuck into electric vehicles for Road User Charges. They do it slightly differently though, with a flat fee on your registration ($60 – $100 from the article). Some states are giving an option to participate in a pilot program where you get a telemetry device that measures your actual mileage and bills per mile until you hit the full registration fee (capped to that).

    It’s good to see they are including electric vehicles in their taxes now.

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    • Or planting a “prohibited ” cartridge. Wouldn’t be the first time in NZ Police history, so you know they have the expertise and experience to pull it off and cover it up. Easier to carry in a pocket than a rifle, and still 2 years of jail.

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    • Saggy.
      What you are really asking is how long will it be before we become a police state?

      This an excerpt from a summary of police states around the world and what happened in Egypt under Mubarek and how the large police force in Egypt led to the fall of the regime

      Simply put, the regime made the common mistake of those who rely on violence. When the police force grows to 1.24 million people who have access to all forms of technology, the result is excessive force that created a great illusion for the former regime about its true influence on the ground. Force is often arrogant and overestimates its influence.

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        • Thats right Diggy.
          If you extrapolate, one of the stepping stones to regime dominance is to demonize the innocent and prepare for institutional upheaval.
          Excerpt from published research paper. Kendall Roth and Tatiana Kostova 2003.

          Organizational coping with institutional upheaval in transition economies

          In contrast to the ‘shock therapy’ moniker given to the approach, the government implemented a series of steps to ” soften the blow of transformation ” and to ” secure the interests of the ruling elite ” . In addition, the power and authoritarian behavior of managers and also new owners persisted, but was lessened by the self-discipline of the workforce. Access to power was dependent upon familial and political ties.

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      • And such actions create precedents and there is much surprise when the other side use the same methods – note to Poo Lice and Poo Liticians – you just cant beat numbers and you both have to live in the same communities you terrorise and it aint nice when you become a pariah.

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        • Yes its amazing the number of countries that are street protesting against their goverments.
          Many want to throw the whole lot out and start again.
          France – yellow vests one year
          Venezual – died down a bit – most probably dead or locked up
          Lebabnon – has no cash
          Algeria – geriatric
          Chile – bus fares
          Iraq
          Hongkong – for 6 months now – very brave people
          Iran – 600 killed
          and now Thailand

          But not one of these protests has yet succedeed.
          I wish them all good luck

          They all seem to want democracy, and an end to corruption

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  6. Brussels faces fight over minimum wage pledge for EU

    EU policymakers want wages to converge at a higher level across the bloc, given wide disparities in salaries, especially between western nations and newer members in the east. The debate over minimum wages was given a push this year when Frans Timmermans, the commissioner who was unsuccessfully campaigning to be commission president, called for each EU member state to have a minimum wage equivalent to 60 per cent of the median salary in that country.

    https://www.ft.com/content/48a97ab4-231b-11ea-b8a1-584213ee7b2b

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  7. Now, who would’ve thought fat feminists would be shaming fat feminists for not wanting to remain fat?

    Rise of fat as feminist issue shames dieters into silence

    Obesity may be a growing problem in Britain but women trying to lose weight are being shamed online for not accepting their body shape amid a feminist backlash against dieting.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rise-of-fat-as-feminist-issue-shames-dieters-into-silence-80sl6q6bh

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    • Same paper explaining it as it is.
      Obesity is bad for the environment, study shows

      If you can’t stay slim for yourself, maybe you should lose weight for the planet. A new study has calculated that obese people are each responsible for more than a tonne of extra carbon dioxide emissions a year, roughly equivalent to going on a transatlantic flight.

      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/obesity-is-bad-for-the-environment-study-shows-9wknjl6kc

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    • Massey Strikes again
      With a mad yankee tart.

      https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=402040
      Dr Cat Pause PGDip Public Health, PhD, MA
      Senior lecturer
      Institute of Education
      Cat Pausé is the lead editor of Queering Fat Embodiment (Ashgate).
      A Fat Studies Researcher, her research focuses on the effects of spoiled identities on the health and well-being of fat individuals.
      Her work appears in scholarly journals such as Human Development, Feminist Review, HERDSA, and Narrative Inquiries in Bioethics, as well as online in The Huffington Post and The Conversation, among others.
      She hosted Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections in 2012 and Fat Studies: Identity, Agency, Embodiment in 2016.
      Cat is also involved in sociable scholarship; her work is highlighted in her social media presence, Friend of Marilyn, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and her blog.
      Her fat positive radio show, Friend of Marilyn, is travelling the world – make sure your city is on the tour!

      Did anyone understand that?
      Is anyone here on the Massey wavelength?
      W e h a v e c r o s s e d t h e d i v i d e

      From the fattie loving, fact hating scholarly daily:-
      http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7256608/Fat-hatred-should-be-banned-scholar

      “Fat hatred” should be banned like racism or sexism, says a pro-fat scholar who argues that obesity isn’t a health problem.

      Massey University lecturer Cat Pause says “the war against fat” and “fat phobia” were much more damaging than carrying a few extra kilos or, in her case, a lot.

      “Obesity is not a big health problem. If you really look at the science, that is what comes through.”
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      That is an intersectionality of Massey meets a Yank; lesbian; feminist ; obese um ah academic ?

      Your NZ taxes at work to help out an obese Yank

      I suspect if Kieran Read stood between that thing and a plate of donuts he would learn about intersectionality and end up flat of his back.
      Anyhow, donuts are healthy as they have a hole in the middle that has zero calories
      This averages out the calories!

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      • WHO: Common health risks for overweight and obese people include heart disease and stroke, diabetes, osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints – and some cancers.

        Dr Cat Paws: “Obesity is not a big health problem. If you really look at the science, that is what comes through.”

        Stop the planet, I want to get off. There is just too much insanity for my sanity.

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    • Shush Maggy. 🙁
      It will all be glossed over like 10 years ago when the East Anglia University emails showed scandalous, manipulation & deviousness but move on now. It was all debunked.

      The relentless march to global control, money flow, is to continue, being a great ponzi scheme for the likes of Al Gore, John Kerry, Bidens, Clintons etc.. 🙁 and the many juniors finding amazing careers in local, national, and global governments in the name of green, sustainability, ecological, environment,

      Base clean water, sewerage, are the true areas to be researched and then worked out on.

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    • It’s becoming harder to distinguish satire from reality. A clear sign our world has become too woke and caught up in inspecting its own fundamental orifice, rather than looking to the stars and reaching for them.

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    • Yet in that article the thick as shit reporter (I say that as I want to believe they aren’t completely partisan leftist shills) refer to the likes of Lauren Southern and Stefan Mloyneaux as “far right extremists”. It’s the pejorative language that incenses me. You never hear to them referring to Marama Davison as “Far left extremist”, “the renowned racist” Hone Harawira or “truth adjacent” Winston Peters.

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    • Interesting to see the data that MBIE has on migration. I picked “Population” as my dataset, “Calendar Year, Monthly” as my Time Period and “Nationality” as my sole variable. It’s rather cool.

      Most migration here seems to be a mixture of Indian and Chinese, followed by Philippines, UK and South Africa. I was expecting to see a lot more from the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

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  8. This article makes a good point regarding the paralysed Tongan lady, I guess that as paralysis was part of the prognosis and was what the surgery hoped to avoid her injury is not classified as ‘medical misadventure’? If it was she would be covered by ACC?
    It would be a shame if others couldn’t come here for treatment because they might use it as an excuse to stay.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/immigration-lawyer-backs-paralysed-tongan-woman-s-deportation.html

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    • The phlebotamist who takes my blood says regularly international people living in NZ who are not eligible for free blood tests are not at all pleased when told they have to pay for taking and testing of blood products. Some leave to find another phlebotamist who may oblige but she said she always notes on the form they are not eligible.

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      • Ask any medical specialist in a public hospital how many times a week they require an interpreter for a consultation. Then ask yourself what are the rules for accessing free health care and further, what the language requirements are to enable this….

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      • My g/f’s mother lives in the Philipines
        She recenlty needed some blood – that was $20NZ a bag payable in advance!
        And they don’t let you leave until you have paid your bill in full
        So overseas people are used to paying.

        They just think here in NZ evryhting is free.

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    • But how will the MSM complete our indocrination if they don’t continuously tell us how to think! It does make you wonder if individuals of the MSM are capable of a separate thought or a brain cell between them.

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  9. Just say Justin Troodat soeaking about the plane crash
    He said all Candians are mourning the loss of the 57 iranians with Canadian citizienship. How does he Know?
    Most will be getting on with their lives
    How many white Canadians take a holiday in Iran?
    He said that Edmonton was reeling
    What was there an earthquake there?
    Can a city reel?

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  10. I have a few friends in the Philippines. Last night just after 10pm one of them sent me the photos of the eruption and what was happening.

    Not a whisper of climate change, I suspect like most normal people they’re just worried about what may happen and what kind of shit they’re going to have to deal with. Probably scared as well, I know I’d be terrified if a volcano nearby was starting to spew like that and raining ash down on my house.

    You can see the photos here. There’s a couple taken from their house and one of their car’s window now covered in ash.

    Quite scary, man.

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  11. I wonder whether the police new about these firearms that were used in a shooting where two people were killed today at Castlepoint near Masterton.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/two-dead-after-firearms-incident.
    Stuart Nash and the Police will look quite Stupid if these firearms wern’t register or were illegal after raiding a innocent families home last week in a search for firearm without success or is it gang related and being kept from the public.

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  12. Nuclear Experts Killed in Russia Plane Crash Helped Design Iran Facility

    The experts were tasked with completing construction of the plant and ensuring that it would be able to survive an earthquake.

    According to the sources, although Iranian nuclear scientists have in the past been involved in unexplained accidents and plane crashes, there is no official suspicion of foul play. Investigators are probing human error and technical malfunction as the causes of the crash.
    Jun 23, 2011

    https://www.haaretz.com/1.5023391

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  13. Your formal complaint has been received by Radio New Zealand. Under NZ Media Council terms and conditions, we have 10 working days in which to respond to you and I expect we will have our reply posted/emailed to your address within that time. If for some reason, such as leave commitments or sickness, we are unable to respond to you within 10 working days, there is a further provision for an extension of time and if that is necessary and I will write to you again if it becomes necessary to extend the time taken.

    RNZ has just acknowledged my formal complaint on the gun raid story. I’ll keep you guys posted on what happens.

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  14. Megxit: Prince Philip’s frustration – ‘what the hell are they playing at?’
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12299807

    “An aghast Prince Philip is reported to have responded with disbelief at Harry and Meghan’s decision to quit as frontline royals, saying: “What the hell are they playing at?”

    The 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was said to be furious over the couple’s shock announcement, accusing them of disrespecting the Queen.”

    You can still rely on Prince Phillip to cut through the more diplomatic response.

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  15. Peter Ridd, of Great Barrier Reef/James Cook University fame, has written an article discussing research by 7 JCU scientists who attempted to replicate previously published studies about the damage being caused to the Reef by CO2 levels and were unable to do so. His summary is worth reading. He notes that the study shows a 100% failure rate of the replication tests, which is higher than the science standard of about 50% failure rate for most peer reviewed literature, and demonstrates, yet again, the inadequacy of peer review as a quality assurance check for scientific evidence that may be used to develop important public policy decision.
    https://www.thegwpf.com/peter-ridd-scientific-misconduct-at-james-cook-university-confirms-my-worst-fears/

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  16. Saw something really cool today at Whitcoulls.
    Instead of turning the Jacinda Ardern propaganda book around someone had put a copy of George Orwell’s 1984 right in front of it!
    Kudos to whoever was responsible for this
    And keep fighting the good fight!!

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  17. Runaway double-decker injures three
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/runaway-double-decker-injures-three

    Pedestrians watched in horror as a runaway double-decker bus rolled down a hill and injured three people in downtown Auckland.

    A witness said a young woman with a child was struck by the City Sightseeing Tours bus.
    “She went under the bus and the rest of us managed to get out of the way,” she said.
    “Everyone jumped in and helped her out from under the bus. Then we had to locate the baby.”

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  18. What will our PTPM/SLG have to say when our elderly are living in squalor because the HBDHB has cut home help.
    After all she knew all about the needs of the elderly at the last election because grandad was in hospital.
    But that’s when she still believed that politicians don’t need to tell lies.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/hawke-s-bay-dhb-cuts-elderly-woman-s-housework-help-tells-her-to-do-chores-herself-to-maintain-health.html?fbclid=IwAR2avuzPa_xwW3O6MjcM2f-W_-pON-dAQohHBVKZXkipOkW7-K7UXAK5_pc

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  19. James Shaw on Magic Radio in response to Shaun Plunkett asking about the new climate change school syllabus “if there will be any debate/mention in the syllabus that not everyone believes in climate change?” Shaw’s response “there are no scientists that don’t believe in climate change.”

    The kids are doomed.

    Shaun is attempting to get a new word in our lexicon. He wants us to use “doomer” for those who are climate change virtue signallers and tell us the world is going to end. I like it.

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  20. The Unions and the left will never be satisfied until they cripple this country and the employers that support jobs, now they are demanding a $25.00 a hour minimum wage even though the Ministry tells them it would be at the expense of 6200 odd jobs.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/01/call-for-25-minimum-wage.html.
    The more you give them the more they want and give them a inch they will take a mile and end up shutting small business down.

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  21. Another e mail this morning from my geologist friend who is disgruntled by present day teaching of geology. Edited to remove names of living persons.

    For the first four thousand million years of the life of this planet volcanoes were pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. There were no plants to make use of this gas and not much in the way of inorganic processes to generate carbonate minerals. In the resulting environment shelled organism, brachiopods etc, finally evolved, shell beds and then limestones formed. Later plants evolved to feed on the carbon dioxide. The abundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere led to the formation of the world’s Carboniferous coal deposits. In Cretaceous times the high tenor of carbon dioxide permitted the massive chalk deposits of the Zechstein Sea and massive limestones elsewhere. For most of the earth’s Cambrian history onwards there were no icecaps until late Pliocene times. For the last two million years there have been a series of glacial episodes of increasing amplitude separated by short inter-glacials of similar amplitude. These are best, but not fully, explained by the Milankovic cycles. Changing oceanic currents modified by continental movements resulting in the opening of the Drake Passage for example, were also needed. Superimposed on the long term Milankovic cycles are short term cycles of tens, hundreds and possibly thousands of years caused by solar, planetary and galactic forces. For much of Pleistocene times temperatures and carbon dioxide have been recorded with reasonable accuracy. Changes in carbon dioxide tenor have lagged temperatures changes by about eight hundred years. This is consistent with the solubility of carbon dioxide increasing with cooling of water. The rest of the argument, with diagrams, is already available to you. There are, of course, the arguments of physics, well documented, precluding carbon dioxide as anything other than a trivial driver of climate. Nevertheless you peddle the “carbon dioxide is the cause …..” nonsense to our science free politicians who suck it up like blotting paper. In the days of Harold Wellman VUW taught real geology to prospective geologists. Now it teaches feminist geography and climate fraud to snowflakes destined for the public sector.

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    • Note the focus on National. No mention of Labour’s Raymond Huo and his links to the PRC and his fundraising. Media filth. I have lodged another BSA complaint, this time with Mediaworks (Newshub owners) for this.

      I would like to lodge a formal complaint about the article linked above by Zane Small under the NZ broadcasting standards. I do not believe this article meets the standard for accuracy, fairness and balance as it shows a distinct bias. It was published on the 13th of January, 2020 at approximately 15:00.

      • There are several paragraphs detailing an alleged incident of electoral fraud by the New Zealand National Party, a National MP that is from China and travel to China. There are 5 mentions in all, including the independent MP Jamie-Lee Ross.
      • There is no mention of the Labour Party’s Raymond Huo and his dealings with the People’s Republic of China. Professor Brady found several links between him and PRC representatives in NZ. The New Zealand Herald reported on this in September, 2017. The article is linked for your convenience.

      In an election year the media should be particularly careful with political bias and an article should highlight that there is Chinese influence across a number of our major parties. This article is unbalanced and skews the narrative against the opposition in an election year . This does not feel fair and in the spirit of Kiwi journalism to me.

      Can you please review the article and the comments and advise of your decision.

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      • They responded quickly. But looks like they’re still on holiday until the 15th of January 🙂

        Thank you for taking the time to convey your concerns to the MediaWorks Standards Committee. When handling complaints about broadcast content, we follow the process set out in the Broadcasting Act 1989, and will respond to your complaint within 20 working days. For complaints about online content, we will respond to your complaint within 10 working days. Please note that we observe a ‘working days’ hiatus period from 25 Dec to 15 Jan.

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    • This concerns Muslim integration, not separation as special.
      Indian-administered Kashmir has been without broadband and mobile data services since 5 August when India’s government revoked the special status of its only Muslim-majority state, splitting Jammu and Kashmir in two.

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  22. Al Jazeera used to be a great news channel. They covered topics the Western media avoided and gave balanced coverage.

    Now its credibility is in tatters due to Trump Derrangement Syndrome , climate madness and racism.

    Eg. In their coverage of the Iranian general they rant about Trump, while never mentioning Obama restarting the war and putting troops back in.

    This is Obama’s war.

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    • He will be rapt!
      I was very annoyed with the last Businsess Confidence survey which showed a bit of an uptick.
      If Business owners were sensible they would have given a big down tick, that really spooks the government.
      But hey its only 9 months to go.

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  23. Kea,
    I work with a bloke who was raised on a farm along with six siblings.
    He riles the staff something wicked.
    I like him.
    When the staff ask me, why do I entertain his company, I explain to them,
    if shit hits the fan, he’s the guy you can trust to guard your back. Honest, decisive and no rainbows.
    They have all agreed with me, some reluctantly, and the work atmosphere has improved markedly.

    As for the police…….Ten guitars and dissident round ups do not maketh the world a safer place.

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      • The thought of another term…. or longer of this type of oppressive behaviour and the blatant disregard of the will of the people she is supposed to represent is looking more and more like the dictatorship Winston or Clark couldn’t achieve.
        I am pretty sure China and other wealthy socialists are funding this.
        I also have an idea as to who funds them.😉

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          • I have no doubt.
            Have you heard of the Li family? (Lee used as family name too)
            They are the original owners of China.

            The billionaire and de facto ruler of Hong Kong Li Ka-shing

            Li Peng the ruler of Red China

            Lee Kuan Yew President (& dictator) of Singapore

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  24. Electric vehicles are better for the environment in NZ than in most other countries

    Electric cars are up to four times better for the environment when being driven in New Zealand than in Australia.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/electric-vehicles-better-environment-in-nz-than-most-other-countries

    Massey University Professor Ralph Sims is part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and said because electricity generation in New Zealand was mostly renewable, it was one of the best countries to own an electric vehicle in.

    That information could help shape the thinking of consumers who were looking to upgrade their car in 2020, he said.

    “Electric cars are far more efficient in terms of greenhouse gas emissions if the electricity is renewable electricity,” Sims said.

    Will renewable energy be able to keep up with demand if we’re all driving electric?

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    • No.
      The shift to electric is specifically designed to condemn the combustion engine to a distant memory.
      The cost to run electric vehicles will eventually be too prohibitive in the future as power sources diminish.
      People will resort to bicycles and walking.
      Exactly what the Greens, and climate buffoons are expecting to achieve under their masters rule.

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    • That’s ok till they have to replace the battery, and dispose of the old one – environmental nightmare.
      The greenhouse gas emissions required to build these electric batteries are much the same as owning a diesel SUV.

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  25. Former police inspector charged with assault and strangulation after New Year’s Day incident

    During the last six years of his police career, he was the duty operations commander for Auckland where he oversaw and controlled serious crime scenes and critical incidents.

    He was also previously a strategic advisor for the Maori Pacific Ethnic Services (MPES) Group at Police National Headquarters in Wellington, and earlier in his career had been a Senior Sergeant at the Glen Innes station in Auckland.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12299998

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