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    • Yes
      But at least they were trying to do something about it.
      But why not just eat less?
      once you start getting big you and yoru family should start takig action.

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    • You pay more for extra luggage.

      The whole thing could be weight based. E.g.byou get an allowance of 120kg for you + your luggage. Over? Pay up. Under, refund would be a nice bonus, but unlikely.

      Akthough, imagine weighing people at checkin!

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      • I’d be happy to be weighed with my luggage. Look forward to a significant discount.
        Humans come in all shapes and sizes but airline seats do not. If you overflow from your seat and cause your neighbour to have an uncomfortable flight then user pays for causing that discomfort.

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        • Same. Would it be height based? I’m 193cm tall, so weigh more than my 151cm tall wife. But proportionally we are about the same.

          And I can then hear the airline go: “$1200 per person is easier”

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              • I have never been in business class, but you would think that the seats would be bigger for the price difference!
                Maybe be they should have one or two sofas for the fat people next to the toilets, that they charge twice the price for!

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                • The big, fat Island ladies flying business class after stomach surgery booked on an Asian owned airline which does not provide long enough seat belts for the fat ladies girth.

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                • Depends on the airline. Emirates and Air New Zealand (when I used to fly with them) are both reasonable. Emirates, naturally, far more opulent than Air NZ. Virgin isn’t bad for cross Tasman hops either; it’s not a pod like capsule seat like the others but you only have two seats on either side of the aisle so still quite large and comfortable.

                  The ones in Thai Airways they were referring to was not the seat, but the safety belts which do not have an extension for the airbag belts they use.

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    • The button for the poll doesn’t seem to work, perhaps it is my VPN or my ad blockers preventing it from opening.

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    • Fat shaming saves lives – and billions of dollars.

      Showing contempt and disgust to fatties is one of the most life affirming and selfless things we can do.

      The modern high carb diet is killing millions and making billions sick. I only partly blame the fatties, but they can save themselves if sufficiently shamed.

      Obesity is a mental disorder. Fat people are not right in the head and can’t be trusted.

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    • I am 140 Kg , I go on planes often , I can sit in the confines of the seat without upsetting others , why should I have to pay more

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      • Business class? I weigh a full, normal sized woman’s weight less than you and when I sit in the middle seat economy class my shoulders touch both sides. Add an extra 50kg – 60kg to that and I can’t imagine you actually not encroaching on the space of the passengers either side of you.

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    • The consensus among the people- all gun owners – on the West Coast I have spent an enjoyable weekend with is that if we don’t “make Ardern go away” this year the country is utterly f*cked. I was most gratified to find how many are intending to party vote ACT, and I just hope their resolve doesn’t waver.

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      • I think you will find with in action , and total arrogance of O’Connor that Maureen Pugh will win the electorate as well , ACT have been polling at 3% in internal polls , while the lying media are saying they are polling at 1.5% , I predict 3% at least , maybe more , 4 seats for act , and a Nat lead government , if Peters party is smashed out of the parliamentary gravy train , then its 60/40 nats , if the vile Labour party gives Shane Jones Kelvin Davis’s safe seat , then the Nats should go out and bring the NC party with a safe nat seat , perhaps the new seat in Auckland that boarders 4 safe Nat seats that does not have a contender yet

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  1. There will be no roll bags so get prepared to put your fruit and veges in the trolley some kid has just been sitting in. 🤨

    Countdown introduces plastic-free trial in produce department
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/countdown-introduces-plastic-free-trial-in-produce-department.html

    Countdown’s produce department is going plastic-free, starting with a 10-week trial.

    As of February 14, three Countdown stores in Manukau, Ponsonby and Orewa will begin the plastic-free experiment.

    “So bags of potatoes, the grapes, the apples, cherry tomatoes, none of that will be in plastic anymore, we’re going unwrapped,” Countdown’s Kiri Hannifin told Newshub.

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    • A bit like the whole response to climate change; they’re removing 1 tonne out of 280,000 tonnes of plastic consumption. Note how the article says “1,000kg” and “280,000 tonnes” to somehow make the contribution look larger.

      So 0.00036% for $500,000. Every bit helps, I suppose, but it’ll be interesting to see what alternatives they provide.

      Still more effective for the environment to have less children though. Some of those 3+ child families being 1 or 2 child families instead would do far, far more for our environment. And costs.

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      • Pac nSave have the compostable bags, which is good as at least they still have bags you can use. Imagine how disgusting the fruit and veg will be by the time its placed in the trolly that kids have stood in sat in etc. Your grapes rolling along with the potatoes. Thats it for Countdown for me, they are too woke and don’t actually give a shit for the customers. Its a shame as they are so close to were I live so I will just be using more petrol to get to the local pac n save or even more to get to the others. Every thing has consequences doesn’t it?? I wonder how the quiet time for Aspergers sufferers is going?

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        • Plenty of other shops, even ones that just sell fruit and vegs.
          As long as they don’t join in, we’re safe and countdownget hit in the pocket!

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    • So Countdown are going with the wet-market concept used throughout Asia in places like Wuhan.

      No packaged food, just open air. Then packed into filthy germ ridden reusable bags.

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    • Not really news.
      Who would go to countdown and pay 25% more than at Pak n Save?
      For basically the same thing since you don’t get bags at checkout at countdown any more- so I hear.
      I would not go to that mongrel outfit.
      Since Ted Van Arkel left as CEO in 2005 it turned to complete crap.

      Pak n Save Royal Oak has had paper bags for fruit for months.
      The 2 F+V places I go to to – both Chinese run – have plastic bags to put fruit in.

      Surely a whole lot of fruit and vege rolling around together will kill the checkout as you pick out 2 apples, 2 carrots, 1 apple, bunch bananas, 1 carrot ….
      jeez Wayne.
      What an idiotic outfit.
      Pleased I don’t go there.
      And people pay a premium there for ultra slow checkouts.
      WTF?

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      • Pak n Save all the way, man. The local one here in Glen Innes is well stocked, you get compostable plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and boxes at checkout. And you pay far, far less than you would at Countdown or New World.

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  2. It’s a sad day in Politics when you have to use your Daughter Neve to get the attention you crave especially when the Speaker of the house warned after she was born that know photos were to be taken or those that did would face consequences.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12099977
    But now it is appropriate to pimp your daughter to the media to help you secure a second term in Goverment as the Prime Minister especially when you are losing support of the voter.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12303264

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  3. Trends in employment law in 2019 and what’s in store for 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/117951530/trends-in-employment-law-in-2019-and-whats-in-store-for-2020

    The legal landscape is constantly shifting. As employment law changes, employers need to keep abreast of the changes and adopt best management practices that are compliant.

    The Employment Law Team at leading law firm Anthony Harper deal with the full spectrum of employment law matters and are experts in their field. Anthony Harper urges anyone who engages staff to stay up to date with employment law changes and seek legal advice if unsure.

    Here are some of the trends from 2019 and future challenges which employers may face in 2020:

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  4. Cindy sounding very uncomfortable on ZB while Mike Yardley quizzing her about Ihumatao. Very shifty and a few liar’s tells (uhms and ahs).

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    • What did she say? Duncan Garner said the government is to transfer 45 million to buy the land this week.

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      • $45 Million of Taxpayer cash to buy more Maori votes and make this go away.
        Except Ardern is being foolishly naive- Now Activists and Professional Protesters know if they invade private property Ardern will pay them to go away…The precedent set is bloody dangerous!

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    • Man he got stuck into the PTPM. What a train wreck. She’ll be wishing she was still on holiday. She’s cranked up the vocal fry; sounds like she’s spent her holidays smoking Camels.

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    • The real cost here is 520 houses that will not be built incl 40 homes for members of the local tribe.
      An arrangement that combined a commercial activity with a Maori tribe getting houses for some of ‘our people’

      When there is a housing shortage the Labour Govt cancels more than half a thousand new build houses.
      This is the cock up that needs to be emphasised loudly and daily.

      Sounds like Cindy’s kiddy visits are coming into play
      If you don’t give me what I want I will hold my breath until you do!!

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    • Wiggles of course she is comfortable with liars. In fact it’s a requirement before working with her.

      Imagine if people close to Ardern started telling the truth!

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    • Goldiocks Cindy’s solution to dealing with the bombastic and corrupt practices of Shane Jones:

      First time he erred Goldilocks Cindy summoned him and showed him her growly face
      Second time Shane got the growly face and a copy of the Caucus manual
      Third time Shane was accused of lying to Parliament PTPM Goldilocks has rolled over to have her tummy tickled. Ahh, just right!
      🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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      • I didn’t know Jethro wasn’t around any more. What more can you tell us. Has he taken flight with his favourite hostess?

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        • OOh I really hope so. Although I feel for any bit of fluff that has to endure pilllow talk with him.

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  5. The media hysteria, over some Chinese people catching a cold, rages on.

    To avoid catching a cold do the following:

    1. Wash your hands lots.
    2. Do not go to medical facilities.
    3. Avoid people, especially kids.

    Of course this will lessen the chances of you developing immunity, so when a similar and more deadly virus comes along you are in trouble.

    The new coronavirus is here in NZ now and spreading. Count on it. Most will experience mild or no symptoms. See a shrink if you are worried.

    In the 2017-2018 flu season over 80,000 died in America alone. Nearly a million hospitalized in the USA. Where was the hysteria?

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    • There’s a interesting video on YT which seems to indicate that the “bat soup” theory is unlikely and the possibility is that the virus escaped from a PLA lab of which one just happens to be in Wuhan. Perhaps people entrusted to dispose of the animals used in the research instead of incinerating the corpses sold them in the meat market for a bit of extra profit. Having lived and worked in China I see this as entirely plausible.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-x6vvSzCXs&t=149s

      On the other hand a people who will eat live baby rats, the so called “three squeaks” dish deserve what they get, I will not post the Twitter video link because some things are too gross……..

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  6. Happy Australia Day folks. I prefer to celebrate along with the Aussies on their day, then our day of protest and division. Waitangi Day is an embarrassment. To me it’s just a public holiday.

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    • Today is Auckland Anniversary Day when those bordering the Waitemata Sewage Pond celebrate their E. coli & gridlock.

      February 6th is Maori Grievance Day!

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    • Duncan Garner: Ihumatao deal to be struck this week – sources
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/duncan-garner-ihumatao-deal-to-be-struck-this-week-sources.html

      Jacinda Ardern controversially stepped in and ordered construction to stop.

      And today comes the deal, and taxpayers you’ve copped it right between the eyes.

      My sources say the Government will transfer $45 million as a grant to Auckland Council… who will then pass that on to Fletchers.

      Property owners beware, this Government just picked protestors over private property rights.

      And equally, all those iwi who have settled and couldn’t get their hands on prized private property they may pile back into the beehive demanding renegotiation.

      Jacinda Ardern has set the tone for this and blame can be laid squarely at her feet as Prime Minister.

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      • If this is true it’s disgraceful. Has she called Winston’s bluff? This could get interesting. Has she sold out tax payers and private property rights?

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          • 25M – if this is true they look to get 46M. I have no beef with that. They’ve been mucked around and have worked on the site.

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          • $26m, sold for $45m. Fletchers had their lawfully bought land stolen by a bunch of maori so Socialist Cindy and her sidekick finance minister picked the pockets of the taxpayer. In doing so she has opened a smelly and expensive can of worms for future claims by other disgruntled maori.
            🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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            • Weren’t Fletchers going to build some social housing for the elders for free?
              Suppose that’s gone, to be relaced by kiwibuild!

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      • How about this deal?
        2004
        Labour Govt under Klarkenfuhrer
        ‘Honest John’ Banks was the Mayor of Central Auckland City council.
        He was kicked out at the end of that year.

        The Ports of Auckland was owned by the Auckland regional council
        Ports decided a commercial marina – Westhaven – was not core business so decided to jettison it.
        Up for sale.
        The Central Govt (Labour, Klark) purchased it for $52 million
        Then sold it to Auckland City Council (the old isthmus Local authority without North Shore, Manukau etc)
        For $44 million.
        The Central Govt made a loss of about $8 to 10 million dollars of taxpayers money on the purchase and resale of Westhaven marina.

        The ratepayers of Central Auckland council area paid out $44 million from rates money to purchase the marina that was previously owned by the Greater Auckland Regional Council (North Shore, East, West, Central)
        Duh

        Then 6 years later the councils were all merged into a fecking Super duper city.
        The Westhaven marina was transferred back to the Auckland wide Council – when 6 years before it was owned by that very entity.
        In the meantime Central City (Auckland City Council ratepayers) were scalped of $44 million dollars and the NZ taxpayer lost $8-10 million on the ‘deal’

        John Banks never did moor his cabbage boat at Westhaven.

        Govts do some dumshchitt things that kids would be sent to their room for.

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  7. I hope this coronavirus makes Chinese people reconsider their dietary habits.

    Countless animals are endangered due to bizzare Chinese tastes and medicine beliefs. They also treat them cruelly.

    I am ok with the eating part, but not the cruelty or killing endangered animals. This shit has to stop. It’s a disgrace to their culture.

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  8. Please respect my baby daughter’s privacy – we want to keep her out of politics

    Unless of course, I’m really in trouble and then I’ll wave the poor little thing around like a flag at a parade.

    This pathetic woman’s hypocrisy knows no bounds – but hey! At least she’s signed up to the Facebook transparency app!

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    • I think Bobble Head Cindy is going to find out how quickly the electorate turns on her if she persists with this.

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      • I thought we weren’t allowed to see photographs of the Messiah Baby?
        Ardern’s blatant hypocrisy and flip-flopping is all very confusing…

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        • I certainly hope some retailer puts out a bobblehead doll to go in the car.
          Maybe the eyes could light up red, when you hit the brakes!

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    • Funnier still this unruly child is standing out from the crowd and know’s where the camera is by looking straight at it. Lol

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  9. Will Des Ratima be handing in his man card any time soon?

    250 Taradale residents gathered at the Town Hall to discuss the recent gang altercation at Taradale McDonald’s restaurant where shots were fired in the street. The meeting was publicly advertised, but Ratima is complaining he didn’t get a personal invitation.
    This simpering fool is whining that the meeting was held in the community affected and not on a marae.

    “It’s time people stopped thinking for us, [that] they know what’s best for us, and go about constructing a solution with none of us in it,” he told Newshub.

    Grow a pair Ratima.

    The community is fed up with gang members choosing what the community has to tolerate.
    If you cannot step up and help find a solution to a problem because your ego has not been stroked with a personal invitation, then don’t be too surprised if the people affected by your inaction seek a solution without you.

    Maybe young maori men are turning to gangs because there is no leadership from kaumatua.
    You – Des Ratima – are the problem.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/hawke-s-bay-iwi-left-out-of-community-meeting-over-rising-gang-tensions.html

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    • Would the ‘community’ be comfortable going onto a marae? No doubt they would be concerned about not knowing protocol.
      Aren’t Maori part of the general community now, whether or not they are gang members?

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      • No they like to take over any meeting with their boring waita and long speeches.
        They are not really part of NZ.

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    • Ratima has been around for years.Typical of those Maori that think they are important and always looking at ways of getting an undeserved position on a council committee .
      Our councils are infected with people like him.You know, special people.

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      • Coincidentally the gang problem has also been around for years.
        Des Ratima has had plenty of time for calling hui on his marae to have karakia and to discuss the problem in Te Reo.
        And still ‘his people’ suffer the scourge that is gang affiliation as Ngati Kahununu repeated fail their own people through generations of inadequate leadership and all of our community – brown, white and brindle – pays the price.

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          • 23 years NZ Army 1977-2000
            Now retired.
            https://nz.linkedin.com/in/desratima

            “Cultural Mentor – using cultural values to assist individuals take control of their own pathways.

            Personal values – disciplined, logical, pragmatic and loyal. Honesty and integrity.

            I believe in empowering individuals, families and communities. Assist individuals achieve personal empowerment and strengthen personal mana.

            I cannot tolerate people who bully and disempower others.

            My substantial interests now include health, education, environment, community, biodiversity and politics.

            I advise NZ Police, Corrections, Local government and community development.

            I am retired and busy. I enjoy challenge.”

            Tribal leadership is a younger man’s game.

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    • Nash said ‘I don’t like guns either-they give people a false sense of power’
      Which is why he’s permanently arming the police.

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    • Take the maybe out of it, then repeat that succinct and so important phrase;
      “Young Maori men are turning to gangs because there is no leadership from kaumatua.”

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      • Young maori men are turning to gangs
        Because its glamorous., drugs and girls, and you don’t have to work 40 hours a week.
        Who wants to work at the Warehouse or McDonalds?

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        • They are turning to Gangs simply because under this Labour/Green Government Crime is ‘Consequence free’.
          That’s what happens when a lunatic Government promises to ‘close down all Prisons’ and give Murderers and Rapists a cuddle instead…

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          • No Capricorn – the gangs have been around for a long time.
            It is unfair to blame governments for young people surging toward gangs.
            Those affiliations are squarely the failing of maori leadership.

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          • but but but,l there is a consensus that their natural culture is so right and naturally equal to all others in its values. 🙁
            So it sounds as if there is a cultural discrimination occurring, by some supremacists.

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    • One of the two people involved in the murder suicide in Wairarapa recently was a Ratima.

      The mass murderer Raymond Ratima killed 7 people in mastertin in 1992.
      Where was this Mr Ratima ?

      Raymond Wahia Ratima murdered 7 people
      his own three sons Piripi, Barney and Stacey ; two more children, and two adults.
      He tried to murder more.

      ‘Raymond Ratima expressed remorse at his court trial and the killings were quite out of character.’
      Murdering 7 people..out of character.
      You dont say!

      Maybe Mr Des Ratima could sort out some of his family shit before he has a big sook to others.

      The other thing to note:-
      The thugs join gangs usually by 17 yo.
      By 34/35 they are able to be beaten up by hothead 17 and 18 year olds with nothing to lose – after giving out many thrashings and hospitalisations themselves in the prior 20 years.
      Since they cant win bash-ups any more they become community workers, community leaders, and social workers.
      Cue some Harps and waiatas !!

      It is a pack of bullshit perpetuated by media filth who hide the truth.
      These once were warriors are still self absorbed thugs.

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  10. Stuff (Who work under direct orders of this Government) have cranked up the ‘Hate Speech’ campaign today.
    This comes after Ardern last week ranting and raving about censoring any FB criticism of her or her Government.
    Make no mistake- The ‘Hate Speech’ laws will make it illegal to criticise ‘Dear Leader’ Ardern in any capacity…

    Only one Political Party has the balls to oppose this massive lurch toward Totalitarianism from Ardern- Act.

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  11. Can the Democrats make their case any worse ?

    “The Democrat Party and their colleagues in the liberal mainstream media want to impeach President Trump for not sending lethal aid to the Ukraine quick enough.

    President Trump waited 55 days before releasing taxpayer-funded US aid to the Ukrainian government in 2019.
    Democrats want you to believe this was a “crime or misdemeanor”.

    BUT NOW THERE’S THIS…
    Those same Democrats on the House Impeachment Team VOTED AGAINST the aid package to the Ukraine last year! ”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/revealed-democrats-on-house-impeachment-team-voted-against-the-aid-package-for-ukraine-they-want-to-impeach-trump-over-video/

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    • Trump’s presidency has sent some of the Dems over the edge mentally. Just watch Pelosi, Shifty Schiff and some of the others twitching when interviewed. Their lies are unraveling. They just can’t accept Trump won. They are desperate to stop him winning again in November.

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    • She was busy doing photoshoots for Vogue?
      Maybe had an interview with Stephen Colbert that day?
      She has a Royal Wedding to plan and needs to concentrate on that??
      I get the impression that our ‘Dear Leader’ is not a fan of hard work- She certainly goes to great lengths to avoid doing her ACTUAL BLOODY JOB…

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      • Chinese New Year is finishing up. Thousands of NZ Citizens will be coming home from China. It is here, it will spread.

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  12. China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy
    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/26/health/coronavirus-spread-symptoms-chinese-officials/index.html

    China’s health minister Ma Xiaowei made a startling statement Sunday about the Wuhan coronavirus: He said people can spread it before they become symptomatic.

    “This is a game changer,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a longtime adviser to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    It’s much harder to contain a virus — to track down a patient’s contacts and quarantine them immediately — if the patient was spreading the disease for days or weeks before they even realized they had it.

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  13. I need help. Stuff told me to fuck off and that Aoteoroa is inclusive. More of us need to lodge the same complaint and I need justification for not using Aoreiria and using the proper Te Reo name. Help, please.

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    • I do not accept that our use of Aotearoa in place of New Zealand in the headline on this story breaches the Media Council’s principle of Accuracy, Balance and Fairness.

      As New Zealand’s biggest website, it’s our duty to represent all New Zealanders. Given that te reo Māori is one of the country’s three officially recognised languages, and one on the brink of extinction, we use the term Aotearoa interchangeably with New Zealand, in the same way we alternate between family and whānau. Using the term Aotearoa in isolation, without also including New Zealand, is not inaccurate. I would argue that it actually fulfills the principle in terms of fairness and balance, by better representing a section of our community that is often ignored.

      This was their response. Any advice would be greatly appreciated; I want to escalate this.

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    • I found this on Stuff. I have sent it on to them.

      The widespread use of Aotearoa followed the arrival of the Europeans. But up till the 20th century the name applied to the North Island only (or parts of the North Island). Maori generally adopted the name Niu Tireni, a transliteration of New Zealand. Various sources cite Te Ika a Maui (the fish of Maui) as a widely used name for the North Island.

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          • As far as I know, the name Aotearoa was popularised in the 1930s by a couple of Europeans and the School Journals.

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          • More of an observation than historical fact Pascal but this is the guts of it & the base of a good argument:

            1) The word “Maori” is a truncated version of “maori tangata” meaning an ordinary man or a man native to the place in which he was living.

            https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/maori-pakeha-pakeha-maori

            2) The Maori travelled here by ocean going canoes. Where these canoes landed were the original tribal lands. Frequently the name of the canoe was taken as the tribal name.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_M%C4%81ori_waka

            3) Maori up until the signing of The Treaty were never a nation. They were a people only in the sense that they lived on the same islands. Maori thought tribal, they died tribal, they fucked tribal & they fought over land tribe vs tribe…….winner take all. If you asked a 18th century Maori who he was he would say (inst) “I am Ngati Porou” not “I’m an Aotearoian” because he didn’t & never had identified with other tribes or an all encompassing group of tribes. This is the reason there never was a name for NZ prior to European discovery.

            IMHO to win the argument you must hark back to this.

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    • For international emergencies, New Zealand should be used.

      For weather forecasts in NZ, New Zealand should be used.

      A couple of weeks ago, I heard TV one issue a storm warning for Aotearoa…. How the hell would a visitor to NZ know the location they were referring to?

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  14. ☆☆☆☆☆ Mass Hysteria Update ☆☆☆☆☆

    Went with a Chinese friend to various pharmacies. Pharmacist told me everyone is sold out and warehouses are empty.

    Pro Tip – go to a hardware store. Or better yet – a shrink.

    Smart pharmacist and I had a great laugh about it all inspite of her staff looking all poo faced about it.

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    • The LOL’s keep coming. 🤣

      The ass hats running this hoax now say it has no symptoms but that makes it worse. So we should fear it because- it doesn’t make us sick . Bwaaaahahaha

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      • Did you hear?
        The sun and the moon have contracted the coronaviris.
        Looks like I’ll have change my holiday plans.

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      • Stuff that white cis Rocket Lab guy who started a successful rocket program from NZ.

        I pick:

        “Tabitha Besley, rainbow advocate (Wellington)”

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  15. Perhaps I shouldn’t have started baking bread a half hour ago when it’s 34C in Gizzy.

    Still, it smells good…..

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  16. I think Winston will spike Jacinda’s announcement on Ihumatao. She will deserately want this prior to Waitangi. I think she’s calling his bluff. Maybe she offered to back Jones on his forestry indiscretions if Winston plays ball on Ihumatao. But this could be Winston’s big chance to pull the pin on the CoL, thinking he may still emerge smelling of roses (he won’t)

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    • Winston won’t do anything but run way and hide when push comes to shove. They will create a diversion that grabs the news, quietly go ahead and it will be done.

      Remember he is a slimy as she is.
      Two slimy fstinkfish in a mud pond.

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  17. Free Press is Back
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    After a seven-month hiatus, the Free Press is back on a Monday. If you previously received Politics in Full Sentences at the end of the week, we are bringing back ACT’s forward-looking weekly for election year. If you like Free Press, please forward it to your contacts, so they can subscribe at this link.

    Superficial Times

    Media took the bait hook, line and sinker, going nuts at the title of our Waitangi Day State of the Nation Address (Make Aotearoa Great Again). As the week went on, smart commentators pointed out their good-people-and-bad-people, with-us-or-against-us reaction was Trumpian. Meanwhile, if you want to have a pleasant brunch at a fun and informative event to kick off election year, please join us by registering here.

    What’s at Stake

    This year will decide whether we are governed by spin or substance. The current Prime Minister’s idea of an election year kick-off announcement is that she’s changing the Labour Party’s Facebook settings. The real issues remain untouched. Productivity growth is woeful, education test scores are sliding down the international rankings, and we still can’t build houses at prices the average person can afford.

    Government Spending

    Will we return to restrained government spending, or give an emboldened Labour government a blank cheque? Before the last election, Treasury forecast the government would spend $86 billion in 2020. After three years of this Government, Treasury now forecasts this year’s spending will be $94 billion. Revenue forecasts have risen fractionally, but in three years the Government has turned a forecast $6 billion dollar surplus into a $1 billion deficit. ACT’s 17.5 per cent flat tax is the antidote, putting new and dopey spending off the table in favour of the private sector.

    Trump-Ardern 2020

    Free Press predicts Trump will be re-elected. His fiscal policy of running deficits in good times is insane but he’s delivering for his voters. The hangover from this binge will be nasty, but he’s exclusively focused on re-election. Ironically, Jacinda Ardern also needs the global economy to stay rosy until election time later this year, so she’s counting on him. She’s also running the well dry in election year, and the private sector is paying for it.

    Regulatory Assault

    Will the constant regulatory assault on business in general and the rural sector in particular be turned back? Abrupt charter school closures, oil and gas exploration ban, firearm laws, plastic bag ban, Zero Carbon Act, freshwater regulations, and market studies on whole sectors have chilled the New Zealand economy. When your rights can be struck out by a pen stroke (or an announcement in the case of oil and gas), why plan for and invest in the future? ACT’s Regulatory Constitution would deliver something New Zealanders have never had: rights they can uphold against Parliament.

    Housing

    The National-Labour consensus: wave hands wildly but carefully do nothing effective is the single biggest policy failing of the past 30 years. Free Press spoke to American truckies who earned $70,000 and were mortified by $180,000 houses. “Our market is going crazy”, they cried… Now they’re just grateful they don’t live in New Zealand. Working people must be able to afford their own future in our country. Industry insiders quietly tell ACT that only our policy would work: Replace the RMA. Share GST on new builds with the consenting council. Replace council building consents with private insurance.

    Firearms

    Will New Zealand have a firearms register? The Government will find it technically impossible to implement it before the election, so the winner can cancel it before the Police lose everyone’s details. The gun buyback was a disaster. The most honest handed in the least dangerous guns and bought new ones. Meanwhile the firearm community’s faith in the Police is at an all-time low. A perfect environment for the next terrorist. ACT’s policy is no register, a restored E-Category, and to get the woeful Police out of administering firearm laws.

    Free Speech

    Will free speech remain a cornerstone of our liberal democracy? Free Press suspects that Government will be too chicken to introduce hate speech laws before the election. If we’re wrong, the result is the same, the criminalisation of unpopular speech from 2021. The freedom to think and express ourselves freely is reason enough all by itself to win this election.

    Education

    New Zealand students continue to slide down the international rankings, even as domestic test scores have risen. The Government’s cancellation of charter schools has not helped. At least the Nats now claim the schools were the best idea they never had. There is no limit to what you can achieve if you don’t care who takes the credit. Now we have a bigger idea. Put every parent in charge of their kids’ share of the education budget and let them take it to a public or private school of their choice. Student Education Accounts could transform New Zealand.

    Next Week

    We’ll be back with the State of the Political Parties. If you like Free Press, please forward it on. If you are not a member of ACT, please consider joining. You can also donate whether you are a party member or not here. We can win, but we need your help.

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  18. Historical hysteria versus facts.

    2002 West Nile virus (Encephalitis) will kill us all

    First identified in Uganda 1937
    According to the CDC, from 1999-2015, 43,937 people in the U.S. were reported to be infected with West Nile virus. Of those infected, 1,911 died.

    2004 Sars will kill us all

    SARS-CoV is thought to be an animal virus from an as-yet-uncertain animal reservoir, perhaps bats, that spread to other animals (civet cats) and first infected humans in the Guangdong province of southern China in 2002.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 8,098 people worldwide became sick with SARS during the 2003 outbreak. Of these, 774 died.

    2005 Avian virus will kill us all
    Bird flu is similar to swine flu, dog flu, horse flu and human flu as an illness caused by strains of influenza viruses
    Between early 2013 and early 2017, 916 lab-confirmed human cases of H7N9 were reported to the World Health Organization
    In 2017 there were 35 deaths, 2 potential cases of human-to-human transmission, and 80 of these 106 persons stating that they have visited live poultry markets

    2009 Swine flu will kill us all

    Initially called an “outbreak”, widespread H1N1 infection was first recognized in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, with evidence that the virus had been present for months before it was officially called an “epidemic”
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that swine flu infected nearly 61 million people in the United States and caused 12,469 deaths. Worldwide, up to 575,400 people died from pandemic swine flu.

    2014 Ebola will kill us all

    A total of 28,616 cases of EVD and 11,310 deaths were reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. There were an additional 36 cases and 15 deaths that occurred when the outbreak spread outside of these three countries.

    2016 Zika will kill us all

    Mosquito-borne Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of 2,400 possible cases of microcephaly and 29 infant deaths in Brazil in 2015 (of the 2400 or so notified cases in 2015, 2165 were under investigation in December 2015, 134 were confirmed and 102 were ruled out for microcephaly.

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    • Wait until the Godnutters get in on the act:

      First plague: The contents of the first bowl will cause painful sores upon those “who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

      Second plague: When this bowl is poured out, the sea will become blood and cause all life in it to die (verse 3).

      Third plague: After the third angel pours out its bowl, the rivers and springs of water will become blood (verse 4). Fourth plague: The fourth bowl will cause the sun to become so hot as “to scorch men with fire” (verse 8).

      Fifth plague: This punishment will bring darkness, pains and sores (verses 10-11).

      Sixth plague: The bowl containing this plague will be poured out on the Euphrates River, causing it to dry up and make land travel easier for the armies of “the kings of the earth and of the whole world” to assemble at Armageddon (the area of Megiddo, which is approximately 18 miles or 30 kilometers southeast of the modern city of Haifa). From this location, the assembled armies will then advance toward Jerusalem for a final battle against Jesus Christ (verses 12-16).

      Seventh plague: This final plague will consist of “noises and thunderings and lightnings” and “such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth” (verse 18). Babylon, a powerful false religion, will fall (verse 19, compare Revelation 18:2) and there will be devastating hail, with hailstones weighing up to a “talent”—approximately 100 pounds (verse 21).

      And the pussies worry about a chest infection! 🙂

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      • Naaska.
        I noticed that the sixth plague distance reference “the whole world” to assemble at Armageddon (the area of Megiddo, which is approximately 18 miles or 30 kilometers southeast of the modern city of Haifa”, just so happens to be the same distance between Paremata’s fish and chip shop and the Beehive.
        Freaky aye?

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          • 1 league 5.5 km
            1 cubit rounded 500 mm
            So by my estimation, that’s equivalent to a white supremacist fish, commonly referred to as, a Honky Dory.

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      • From the flu .001%.
        From what I have been diagnosed with, 100%. (Congenital)
        However, I think with the pneumonia/sepsis deal being unaddressed, many peoples lives will be cut short.
        It seems the medical profession give up on patients too readily once you reach a certain point.
        I honestly believe it comes down to money, as in, is it fiscally responsible to extend your life.
        Sadly, you don’t get to choose.

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  19. Morons. I hope they are tracked down and the baby is permanently removed. No ifs, buts or maybes! They always tell us “their mokos are precious to whanau” is bullshit.

    Ministry of Health slams ‘appalling’ video of a baby being fed alcohol
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home.html

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    • “A police spokesperson said, at this stage, the incident has not been reported.”
      Did I read that correctly?
      Are the police ok with this sort of shit going on, until someone says they don’t like it?
      We are are in deep shit as a society.

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        • Another bedtime trick the natives use is to blow marijuana smoke up a kids nostrils. Only in this case, unlike alcohol or meth, the armed offenders squad would be jumping out of helicopters to make the arrest.

          Alkies & P freaks are unpredictable & can be violent so they get a pass.

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    • The idea behind it is to get the tamariki pissed enough so they sleep & their fat drunken mothers can concentrate on getting fucked thus creating another little benefit magnet.

      What you incentivise you will get more of……..a fact that escapes the bleeding hearts.

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      • “The person holding the bottle is wearing a wristband from the One Love festival.”

        Sounds about right. We paid that slag to breed.

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      • “The idea behind it is to get the tamariki pissed enough so they sleep & their fat drunken mothers can concentrate on getting fucked thus creating another little benefit magnet.”

        And they say Romance is dead….

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    • Judging by the style of tattoo on the chap’s arm, I think it might be a fanau/ kâinga that needs to be looking out for the welfare of their precious pepe.

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      • You are right. I was so appalled at their atrocious behaviour that I jumped the gun without looking properly. 😖

        Hope your bread dough is proving well. Making bread is a lesson in patience. YUM!

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        • Making bread is a lesson in patience.

          Not in this heat….

          Anyway, I’m too lazy to knead & double proofbread.
          I Just use a sour-dough starter and biff in water salt and flour (and anything else that grabs your fancy) and leave to rise , then..bake for 40min,

          We demolished a third of the loaf for dinner…

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            • I basically bake it for my morning toast…So I usually only have 1 or 2 warm slices, just to check that it tastes ok. (I never follow a set recipe…always fiddle around adding grains/nuts etc). ! loaf usually lasts me 5-6 days, but if hubby makes himself some toast at night, then a loaf only lasts a couple of days…

              He sometimes buys bread for toast, but I reckon my bread is heaps better

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  20. Cindy and Jethro went to an art gallery. They find a picture of a naked women with only her privates covered with leaves. Cindy doesn’t like it and moves on but Jethro keeps looking.

    Cindy asks: “What are you waiting for?”

    Jethro replies: “Autumn.”

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  21. Solicitor in court – “I can prove my client was at home on the evening in question, I can read out his search history to the court.”

    Stephieboy – “that’s not necessary, I confess to the murder.”

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    • It’d be easier to prove that Stephieboy was at St Lukes, rather than at home, Nasska. Just ask the security desk team for a copy of the logbook!

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  22. Calls for Shane Jones to apologise for ‘sexist’ Pania Newton comments
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/01/calls-for-shane-jones-to-apologise-for-sexist-pania-newton-comments.html

    “It’s not okay for men to marginalise women, especially Māori men to our wāhine Māori. I didn’t just find it an attack on just myself, but it was an attack on all Māori women leadership and considering the history of Māori political movements and the role that women have played I felt that it was an attack on that history and the legacies of wāhine toa.”

    Newton has occupied Ihumātao for the last three years. Her relentless campaigning to have the disputed land returned to mana whenua garnered support from all corners of te ao Māori, including the kiingitanga.

    LOL

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