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  1. Morning all YSB’ers,

    Latest email from Simon Bridges:

    Dear

    Today I’ve announced that, under my leadership, National will rule out working with New Zealand First to form a Government after the 2020 Election.

    I can’t trust New Zealand First, and I don’t believe New Zealanders can either.

    This Labour/Green/NZ First Government has failed to deliver for New Zealanders. The cost of living has gone up, taxes have been piled on, there’s been no new infrastructure, and crime has risen making your family less safe.

    I believe New Zealanders need to have a clear choice, and certainty, when they go to the ballot box in September.

    A Party Vote for National will mean more money in your back pocket, more transport infrastructure and safety for your family.

    The decisions we make, and the policy we put forward, will be about what’s best for New Zealanders, not New Zealand First.

    Our campaign has hit the ground running and we can’t do it without you. The election is less than 8 months away, and the choice couldn’t be more critical for the future of New Zealand.

    Are you prepared to risk more broken promises, higher taxes, and inaction on the issues that matter? Or do you want a National Party that will get things done.

    Can you chip into our Campaign Fighting Fund right now?

    Click here to chip in $30

    Click here to chip in $50

    Click here to chip in $100

    Together, we have the opportunity to make history by turning this Labour/Green/NZ First coalition into a one term government.

    I hope I can count on your support.

    Regards

    Simon

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    • That sounds like it was written by DPF. Being asked to chip in is what they say at the taxpayers union.

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    • The cost of living has gone up, taxes have been piled on …

      So give us some of your money … no thank you, Simon. At least David Seymour takes you to brunch before raiding your wallet.

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        • I have had the vermin Peters sending me the begging bowl for 2 and 3 dollars , I had enough , so replied and told him by last 4 votes for NZF are gone , and thanks to his selecting Cindy has cost him my vote and donations

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    • Hey waikatogirl. Serious question; did Bridges really send this or are you taking the piss? Did you receive this as an email or something?

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    • What did Notional do in its nine years?
      -Created the dreadful Auckland council.
      -Stacked every major Council in the country with Labour Party people (or Green shades thereof) and set in place a retirement scheme for Labour Pardy MPS that have no place to go in commerce.
      -opened the flood gates to immigrants at about 40-50,000 a year with a shift to non English speaking shitholes with bugger all house approvals let alone building to house them.
      – borrowed $300,000,000 a week to pay social welfare, teachers salaries, the pension, etc. on average for each week of their first term. That was their economic miracle ??
      http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5106876/Government-debt-rises-to-71-6-billion
      – ultimately spent about $10 billion net on the Christchurch rebuild – over 5 years. So about $2 Billion a year. On Govt annual expenditure of about $60 Billion at that time it was about $3.30 per $100 Exp.
      The trumpeting sound was much louder!
      – no actual tax cuts just a shift in the tax take sources plus some minor taxes being added on.
      I don’t mind petrol taxes if they build the bloody roads!
      There was not much headroom for tax cuts to be fair.
      -They had a clean majority in 2008 and did nothing about the RMA- that Notional passed- in 1991. They were never going to then, and wont now. It is all smoke and mirrors. If you are going to get soft and say they had the GFC and Christchurch to worry about then look at the legislative reform Simon Power got through in 2008-11. It is about focus and intent and they had no intent to touch the RMA.
      Call out their bullshit on this.
      -There was no succession planning by Key. He handed the reins to English who was an excellent Finance Minister and in effect C.O.O. but a lousy PM.
      Then we got Bridges. That is not leadership.
      It is just fecking Sad.

      On the plus side
      -The partial float of Air NZ and the Power Co.s turned out to be a good idea despite the usual economic destruction that Liebour are known for.
      -The Fibre rollout to the majority of dwellings.
      -??? in 9 years.
      Not aspirational and not inspirational.
      ACT now.

      Reason to vote Notional. They don’t do much so don’t screw up too much.
      It is not like the Flag Referendum was that much of a failure. It was a daft idea that effectively transferred $17 million of the $24 million to failing NZ Post for all the mail outs.

      God Bless y’all. Soimon
      Hallelujah. Hallelujah

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  2. It just shows the mentality of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her comment that Bridges refusal to partner with NZ First is just “electioneering”. Ardern said the Government was focused on the response to the Coronavirus and other important issues- “everything else I consider electioneering and I won’t spend time on it today”.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12305342
    This from a Prime Minister that prostitutes her daughter everyday to the media and wouldn’t have a clue or a brain to decipher the meaning of electioneering.

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    • “Ardern said the Government was focused on the response to the Coronavirus and other important issues”

      You’re kidding right?

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    • Nasska could have easily organized this, with his understanding of sheep movement and dipping.

      Indonesian airline sprays arriving passengers
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IJ3HNZ7e2yA&feature=emb_logo
      54 seconds. : Feb 1, 2020

      Keep walking, keep walking,
      Close your eyes, close your eyes.
      Turn around, turn around.

      Paraphrased 🙂

      I bet Nasska’s sheep never were as well behaved going through the dip as this.
      Though I fear Nasska maybe more at home putting the sheep through the old fashion plunge swim dip, and the chemical was arsenic.

      Health & Safety will approve the full regulatory gear being used.
      Just what is that chemical? eau de cologne mixed in? and what about the run off? + from showers and laundry.🙂

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  3. Phi Tyworfd builds hospital in Dunedin in two weeks

    (it can be done)
    Have you seen the size of it, its at least ten large singe story buldings

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      • Now you’re being a bit hard. I have done that and it needs more than one person. The answer is to know when to ask for help.

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        • Right Ed. Funny story. Ex farther in law poured a concrete footing before getting the kit set only to find it was 4 inches short and 4 inches narrow. Being pron to throwing things in a fit of rage he cast several pieces around the yard before steaming off. After gathering up the bits from around the yard joined him for an urgent cup of tea as his blood pressure settled down. Offered a solution by anchor bolting the bottom timber base plate to the sides to match the base the bottom extrusion. Problem solved so we adjourned to the pub for (then illegal) Sunday eleveniss. 👌😊

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    • He has not started demotion on Cadbury yet , also the power substation has to be moved , the new one has to be built and started before the old one can be removed , they have not even bought the land to move the substation to , that substation controls the power supply for the whole CBD

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  4. Someone said the other day that everything Ardern makes a Prioridy does not work.

    So lets hope she make her re-election a prioiridy.

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      • They are very quick to identify it as a terrorist attack so the perp. must be a white right wing extremist rather than a Muslim with mental health issues.
        OK, now I have commented I will go and read the article 😉

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      • And the surveillance? was not aware of putting on the fake suicide vest?
        The acquiring of a large knife?

        So some collateral damage has to happen, before the following police can do something? hmmm.

        So Where?, Who? did this guy get the idea from.
        A long time ago, about 1400 years ago, hmmm. and what direction, guidance, sayings were given then?

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    • It would seem that the police could not reel him in, despite acquiring a knife, (shop lifted from a brother’s shop) and putting on something like a suicide vest.
      Finally a few extra bullets did the job, so it did not have to go through the seances held by the judiciary.

      The man shot dead by police in Streatham can be named by ITV News as Sudesh Amman, who was released from prison just a week ago after being imprisoned for terror offences .

      Amman, 21, served half of his three year prison sentence for sharing graphic terrorist videos and stockpiling instructions on bomb making and knife attacks.
      https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-02/metropolitan-police-incident-streatham-south-london/

      An earlier knife stabber, released early from prison, and was stopped by the public on his stabbing spree, was a supposedly reformed muslim that many do gooders feted. 🙁

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      • This policy of catch and release is all very well for trout and other fish but it is pretty stupid for terrorists. If they must release them they should be deported immediately.

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    • From his earlier court case, and only a week ago had early release.
      So a well known wolf.
      So how did the “rehabilitation” work out.
      Did that help him gain that release?

      The defendant had discussed with his family, friends and girlfriend his strong and often extreme views on jihad, the kuffar, and his desire to carry out a terrorist attack.

      Much of his fascination with conducting an attack was focused on using a knife but reference was also made to committing acid attacks on mopeds.

      The Crown contends that the defendant’s interest in Islamic extremism and Daesh in particular is more than a mere immature fascination with the taboo and with graphic violence.
      He is clearly someone with sincerely held and concerning ideological beliefs which motivate him to collect and disseminate such material.
      For example, he is seen telling his girlfriend in online chat how he has declared a pledge to Islamic State and wishes to purge society and carry out acid attacks.
      Elsewhere he is seen telling her he prefers the idea of a knife attack over use of bombs.
      – KELLY BROCKLEHURST, PROSECUTOR

      Can his family & friends come out now and say what a good muslim lad he was?

      Can a muslim deny Mohammad’s sayings & guidance, once the prophet’s point of “abrogation” is made, so that the correcting true and latter verses can over ride the other earlier verses.

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  5. Election 2020 Simon Bridges ruling out working with Winston Peters was inevitable, Political Commentator Mathew Hooton says.
    Political Commentator Mathew Hooton says Bridges is relying on NZ First voters who don’t like the Labour Party, “there is a chance this strategy will work” Hooton told Newshub.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/election-2020-simon-bridges-ruling-out-working-with-winston-peters-was-inevitable-political-commentator-says.html
    There is a lot of dissatisfaction in NZ First and many that think Jacinda Can’t and won’t stand up to Peters so I don’t think even the media political commentators can pick what’s going on hence there push for Jacinda.

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  6. When push comes to shove, these students want to make others suffer from the supposed good ideas, but exemptions for them.

    Professor Parker responded with a provocative offer. “I am not able to arrange any divestment at short notice,” he wrote.
    “But I can arrange for the gas central heating in college to be switched off with immediate effect. Please let me know if you support this proposal.”…….

    …….. It is all too easy to request others to do things that carry no personal cost to yourself.
    The question is whether you and others are prepared to make personal sacrifices to achieve the goals of environmental improvement (which I support as a goal).”
    .
    Students reply
    ……. “This is an inappropriate and flippant response by the bursar to what we were hoping would be a mature discussion.
    It’s January and it would be borderline dangerous to switch off the central heating.”

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/01/31/students-demanded-disinvestment-fossil-fuels-professor-offered-turn-off-heat/

    Now can we insist that all heating and air conditioning be turned off in Parliament buildings, government buildings?
    Have they got a medical exemption? 🙂
    Just as oil & natural gas exploration was stopped.

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  7. More of discussion and back ground to the issue of Ezra being investigated by federal police.
    Questions of where are civil liberty groups, other journalists, freedom people etc… What do they say?
    Showing the lawfare used by institutions of the state, and how to shut down independent media.

    Ezra Levant: Elections Commission must be told by a judge that this is wrong | David Menzies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=765&v=T4UsD1myAZs&feature=emb_logo
    Feb 1, 2020 : 22 minutes 10 seconds.
    May have to adjust video to the start.

    So has NZ got an institutional set up, just looking for more trigger points to then fire off automatically, with a hair trigger.
    Andrew Little with others, seems to be taking aim, and searching for targets, like the Canadian system.

    So take note, even your type writer etc. will need to be registered as some countries have done 🙂
    Gun registering will only be a small part, when can figure how far this may go.

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    • ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A HUMAN RIGHT IN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES! ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️

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      • ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A HUMAN RIGHT IN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES! ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️

        The “living, fluid spirit” of constitution and treaty will mean that “free speech” person in this modern day world, that is the 21st Century, noting that it is now 2020, so coming of age, in this “real world” MUST be registered, so that they can have an approved HUMAN RIGHT. 🙁

        And so “seances” are held by our Parliament, to make laws, seances by the academia to guide the seances of judiciary to interpret and media public seances to “show & tell” of the “spiritual” showings.

        And so the USA and many other countries have the powhiris, encompassing all the fluid & malleable spirits.

        https://www.redstate.com/diary/ClintFargeau/2019/12/13/the-united-states-has-two-constitutions-thats-a-problem/
        The few comments are also interesting.

        Sometimes easier to understand from another view, this time of the USA, but the same factors are at work in NZ.

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        • yes, the Un adn the Eu are evil.

          All our MSM are talkign about humam rights.
          Human rights for water, shelter, food, freedom of mbvement, freedom of religion.

          Rubbish, there is no such thing as huan rights.
          No one is owed antthing!
          They are only as good as your government gives you and allows.

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    • One of those “institutional star chambers” looks like being set up in New Zealand,

      new measures will ban livestreaming of objectionable content; permit Government agencies to issue takedown orders and fine non-compliant websites; and create a regulatory framework for internet filtering.
      https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/03/1013161/proposals-set-up-clash-over-filtering-the-internet

      So who decides what is “objectionable”?
      Sure in some ways I know what is graphic, and disturbing, but that comes into what is sickening, and even that differs between people.

      Why is the power of “fining”, allowed, as this will slide into ‘lawfare’ of penalties if one resists.
      Plus major costs, just to initiate a defence, let alone going to court.

      Opens the door to other nefarious government departments that will find ways to expand & use this lawfare, to garner more control over the citizens, as noted by Ezra in the above video.

      Can New Zealanders trust our judges at a “feelz” seance?

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      • This is terrifying. We have now:

        * A government that makes electoral law changes without bipartisan support under urgency.
        * A government that uses the police force to intimidate and control opposition
        * A government that is looking to censor the internet, like China does

        And none of Jacinda Arderns’ fans see anything wrong with the way she is architecting this.

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  8. First day of school today.
    The grandie usually bikes, but requested drop off by car this morning because of the heavy load of stationery etc.
    That part of town was gridlocked, so is was bell time before we even got close to school. Executed the drop off a couple of hundred metres from the gate so the Miss 12 could lug her possessions to class.
    The absentee system has been triggered and 30 min later I get a text asking why she is not present. Made a phone call explaining, but since the school is in powhiri no one can check she is actually present. It is now an hour since I last saw her. If she isn’t at school, we need to ring the Police – isn’t that the point of the absentee register? – but there’s a powhiri.

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        • We did ask the teacher if Friday was a Teacher Only day, and amazingly it isn’t for our school.
          She said so many parents thought that and had already said their children wouldn’t be attending because they had plans, that the school will only be populated by teachers and teachers kids that day.
          The irony of so many people making that assumption was completely lost.
          (We won’t be there either)

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  9. It looks like the Union would like to take charge of billions of dollars in Government accounts with Mike Treen a Union and Labour Party Stalwart suggesting he knows how to get the $100 billion needed to fix all our infrastructure problems at know extra cost. His suggestion is to strip the ACC and Pension accounts funds and use the money to sort out our infrastructure as it is not being used productively or usefully now.
    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2020/02/03/how-we-can-get-the-100-billion-we-need-to-spend-on-infrastucture-at-no-extra-cost/
    UNIONS using money productively and usefully I don’t think so.

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  10. Simon meeting Peters jibes head on “A vote for NZ First is tied to the hip of Jacinda Ardern and a vote for Labour and the Greens.”

    Simon Bridges says National’s caucus backs him on ruling out NZ First coalition after election

    National Party leader Simon Bridges says his caucus is united behind his decision to rule out working with New Zealand First after the election.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/simon-bridges-says-nationals-caucus-backs-him-ruling-nz-first-coalition-after-election?auto=6128953438001

    Bridges told Morning Report it was his call to rule out the party, but he did consult with colleagues and signalled his intentions to his caucus and the board, all of which he felt were in unanimous support.

    National MP praises Winston Peters as ‘very successful’ just hours before Simon Bridges calls him untrustworthy

    “It’s not just me as I say, it’s a view my caucus shares, a view that the board that I also met with before announcing the decision shares and endorsed.

    “We’re ruling out New Zealand First, full stop. If they hold the balance of power after the next election, we’re not working with them.”

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  11. Breaking news – Al Jazeera

    Taking measures to prevent coronavirus infection is racist and extremism 🤣🤣🤣

    They did however point to the thousands dying from traditional flu.

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  12. I knew it, that attack in London was a muslim terrorist.
    And he was let out early from jail where he was serving time for terrorist activities.
    You could not make that up.
    Just like the last guy on London bridge.
    Send them all back

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    • Gang sources have described the Taradale incident as the culmination of tensions that have been bubbling for months, with nearly all stemming from rival gangs failing to show respect for each other’s boundaries.

      Respect for boundaries?
      Jesus wept.
      These animals have violent brawls in kids playgrounds, the Village swimming pool, Hastings library, Napier Health Centre, the Main Street in Taradale and have the unmitigated gall to even think of complaining about respect for THEIR boundaries.
      What about everyone else’s boundaries?
      These soap dodging, ink-splattered thugs and bullies are too stupid to recognise respect if it sat on their face.

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  13. Christchurch landlord says he fatally drove over tenant by mistake
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/02/christchurch-landlord-says-he-fatally-drove-over-tenant-by-mistake.html

    “I didn’t kill someone, it was an accident … I didn’t even know he had hung onto the car,” Phal told The Press.

    Robinson’s partner Jodie Reeves said she had asked Phal to leave multiple times but admits she told him to “f**k off, you black c**t”.
    “He should not have been there, it makes me sick knowing an old man is taking photos of my home,” Reeves told The Press.

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    • Not your house anymore, good that they were mowing the lawns though. Why the hell did he grab the car?

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      • “Sweetie” she isn’t! You’re quite right Harvey about it not being her property. People like that fail to see their chaotic lives are their own fault. Pay your damn rent and respect your rental and the landlord. It’s not difficult!!! In this case their chaotic behaviour has spilled over and caused death by their own disrespect overstepping the boundaries of decent human interaction.

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  14. If Winston Peter’s is so confident that Simon Bridges has overplayed his hand in ruling out working with the NZ First Leader and his Party at the September Election 2020 why has his back benched Mark Patterson been warning the voter about the extremes of a Labour Green Government and need for NZ First to be the calming influence.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12305552
    I will tell you why because he is a vindictive old prick that has played his last card knowing there is a growing dislike to his Politics with many sick of the way he holds the country to ransom.

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    • It’s also because a lot of people voted from him thinking he’d side with the Nats. (No thanks to the Whale for the effort he put into promoting this). He’s got to try and keep these voters on board. Good luck with that Winston. For a man who could’ve achieved a lot for NZ, his legacy is going to be that of a self-centered, treasonous old goat.

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    • Bloody Don Brash has gone all woke.
      Silly old fart has got a bad case of TDS. I heard him on the radio over the weekend and I turned him off.

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      • That is OK
        Old Don was a right royal chick magnet.
        He must turn them on.
        Your turning him off will make no difference 🙂

        I am amazed it took people this long to wake up to Brash.
        He has had glue ear in one ear forever.
        He shows strong signs of Aspergers (now just called Autism Spectrum Disorder)

        Note
        Poor Social Skills:-
        “Because of their limited fields of interest and a low emotional ability, Asperigans feel isolated through most of their childhood and into adulthood. Aspergians do try to make friends, but they are often either temporarily successful or completely unsuccessful due to their lack of social skills. In the end, they sometimes display a lack of interest or even curiosity for the discussions, thoughts and opinions of the people they temporarily befriend.”

        He had glue ear on the NZ economy so was a very poor Reserve Bank governor. Alan Bollard showed this up clearly with his better management.

        There are simply areas of human interest he would not get.
        Her will not understand populism which is a basis of The Commander in Chief Trump’s support.

        During the 2005 election campaign he had to be micromanaged.
        He is hopeless with people and has huge blind spots
        Putting him in charge of ACT was just weird.
        He was a Director a Huljich funds at the same time as Honest John Banks.
        Brash was clueless to the scam going on and yet he spent years in banking.

        That naivety transfers to ‘boyish charm’ for some (and Danger ahead for others who see it) and may be the thing that makes him a chick magnet.
        He turns them on.
        You turn him off, Ed !

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    • I suspect Cindy wouldn’t have a bar of housing NZ’ers on Christmas Island.
      Peters, as our foreign affairs minister apparently told the Chinese a week ago that the virus wouldn’t affect flights from NZ into China.

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    • Here’s Simon!

      Coronavirus: Simon Bridges calls China’s consul general’s comments ‘concerning’, ‘regrettable’
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/coronavirus-simon-bridges-calls-china-s-consul-general-s-comments-concerning-regrettable.html

      Ruan said two days ago he was talking to Foreign Minister Winston Peters, who apparently said that New Zealand will maintain a normal flow of people between the two countries.

      “However, just overnight, New Zealand changed its mind. And I think the trade… should be based on normal exchanges of people. [New Zealand] then cut off the normal flow of people and it will kill economic cooperation,” he told Morning Report.

      ~
      So what precautions are our border officials taking for their staff so they are not to be infected by arrivals coming across the border????? Are those border staff checking plane loads of potentially infected tourists then going home to their families in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, etc and potentially infecting them?????

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  15. It just gets worse for China. Hunan province now has H5N1 bird flu as well as the Coronavirus. Just on 18000 chickens have been given the chop. Update on the Coronavirus ..confirmed cases exceed 17000 with 362 deaths.

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    • Worst thing is the food shortage. They had two bad growing seasons in a row. Food is scarce.
      Some would call it a perfect storm or planned.
      Their soil is so depleted in nutrients and their crops are not rotated. It never lies fallow.
      The forced vaccinations are concerning for the people too. Nobody is telling them whats is in the vaccine. (accelerator?)
      Speculation is now around the enforced culling of people to a more sustainable level, which makes sense since they lifted the single child policy.
      I don’t agree with their methods and President Xi will probably fall on his sword for this.

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  16. How do you change email address, I have had mine with spark since we had the amiga computor 30 years and I see that spark and vodaphone are going to voluntry sign up to internet censorship!

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    • Tell them to foxtrot oscar. I run a hotmail acount and use 2 degrees for my mobile when Im back in Ardernville.

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    • Spark xtra has only been around since 1995 so 25 years.
      That is when the internet came to the public of NZ.

      You will have to inform all your suppliers yourself of the new email address.
      If you use it for IRD notices, bank accts, bills form power co, rates, water,
      Friends, relatives, groups you belong to that email you, update notices like for WOF
      It is a big job.
      it is not like changing ISP where they do all the work.

      Nasska is correct or hotmail which has better UI than 1990s looking Gmail.

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  17. One should learn to become a “sustainable” thief, besides not getting caught. 🙂
    Should have checked with Greta, as now that she has copyright about global warming, she could have lent him something cool. 🙂

    “It is… advisable to severely punish the defendant who commits crimes the gravity of which is important for the planet since the victim deprived of his bicycle has no other option than to use [a more polluting] means of transport,” the judge stated.

    He added that the man’s thefts were “contributing to global warming, and all this to allow the accused to buy narcotics.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/02/belgian-bicycle-thief-gets-three-years-in-prison-for-ecological-crime/

    I do not think this judge understands “recycling”.
    That will make him think of the environment first. yeahh

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    • Just read your 8.26am Simpleton. El Rancho Nasska was a dip free zone in the conventional sense. Not long after I bought my property I was forced to spend a fortune remedying an old dip site which the local Regional Council considered hazardous. From that point on I relied on low volume pour ons supplemented when necessary by a contractor with a mobile “shower” dip.

      But having witnessed the driving practises of our foreign tourists I would happily volunteer to hold them down in a dip bath with a manuka pole. I feel it’s the least I can do to help. 🙂

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      • Regional Councils are often a law unto themselves. Particularly when starting out, a pretty hard financial hit.

        I told a young fella to keep quiet about the old dip site, and he remains unaware of its true use.
        Told him the maoris had dug it, and so it could become a part of some claim or archaeological heritage site. Best to just quietly fill it in.
        It was carved into a clay bank, and a nearby spring, trickle would be diverted to fill it. Very nifty.
        I had heard the background story from some old people from times past, how they at the back of the adjoining farms came together and got the dipping done.
        After all the legal authorities for about 150 years, required all sheep to be dipped to control external parasites and it would have been good to help everyone to get the job done, plus knowing the neighbours are all synchronized in as well.
        The common dip then was arsenic, Part of the story was sadly a good dog nudged off a board cover, and lapped the made up mix, suffered and then died pretty dam quick.

        The old plunge dip with a chain of swimming and that forked manuka stick, should also sort out all those carbon burning tourists “plus
        those “flyabout perking” bureaucrats. 🙂

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  18. In the news: Man shot dead by London police in Streatham after ‘several people stabbed’ in ‘terror-related incident’.

    When Police were asked how they knew it was ” Terror related” they replied that he stunk of curry powder and looked like he hadn’t washed for a year.

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    • he stunk of curry powder and looked like he hadn’t washed for a year

      Doesn’t that mean that he eats Lentil curry and votes Green?

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    • This commentator understands how things are:

      “The Streatham incident confirms the value of concealed carry. On this occasion the armed good guys were cops but suppose they hadn’t been following the scumbag and took ten minutes to get to the scene. The public are always first on the scene of any incident while the cops turn up later to clear up the mess and generally inconvenience everybody else who was not involved. The value of having armed, appropriately trained citizens with concealed carry firearms simply cannot be over stated.”

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  19. In the run up to the election Ardern has ordered a crack down on political dissidents in an effort to justify her authoritarianism and show how she is needed to keep us safe.

    The police will ramp up their raids, executions, interrogations and harrassment. All under the banner of battling extremism and keeping us safe.

    I shudder to think what else the Ardern regime will do to maintain power.

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    • The best way to keeep NZ safe is to stop all immigration by muslims.
      They will cause problems, if not them, their children or grandchildren.
      Its in their blood and in the religion and laws.

      We all need to email Ardern, Peters and Golriz now

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    • “Every list-vote ACT is worth more than 3.5x that of a National vote.

      Due to the Mickey Mouse Proportional representation system, we have imposed on ourselves, the popular parties are at an extreme disadvantage with regard to list-member representation.”

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      • People need to realise that MMP is only one of several Proportional Voting systems.
        And it is only used by a few countries.
        There are STV and several others systems
        With our MMP I would like to see 100 members. If you get 1% you get one seat.
        No other rules.
        Easy and simple and fair.

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      • Fucked if I could see it. Possibly some equation based on the ratio of seats to votes and the speed of light in a vacuum.

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  20. Another silly title syndrome, this time from the city of the damned, Christchurch City Council.

    “council major facilities vertical capital delivery manager Alistair Pearson”

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    • Not often Kea. On one occasion when there was a big tangi at a nearby marae I lost six prime hoggets but that was all I know about in 28 years on the property. Mind you the way access was set up it would have been a challenge at any time.

      Normal story. Shit happens & arseholes cause it.

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      • Not too bad.

        I reckon pinching one as kai for the whanau is one thing, but stealing a bunch for money, or stealing farm property, requires a good ole lynching.

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    • Great interview on curbing crime. Well done Simon in your replies to the apologist John Campbell.
      Meth is a half a $billion industry in NZ!

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  21. I’ve just tried to buy a rifle sling from Amazon and was told they couldn’t ship to me. I bought this same sling a few years ago from Amazon no probs. Please tell me this isn’t to do with the CoL firearms legislation. I hope not but seems a bit odd.

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    • Customs will cause you problems as well as it as a gun part. Never used to be a problem, but now it is. You may need to apply for a permit to import before you order.

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  22. “Just in case a global viral pandemic, whose sources are still unclear and apparently now include human feces, wasn’t enough, the global outrage meter is about to go “up to eleven” with Japan now set to flood the world’s oceans with radioactive water”

    Japan Set To Release 1.2 Million Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean, Causing “Immeasurable Damage”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/japan-set-release-12-million-tons-radioactive-fukushima-water-ocean-causing-immeasurable

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    • Yes I have seen lots of Youtube video on this.
      They have been building huge tnaks one a week to store the radioactive water.
      But they are runngin out of money and space for more tanks.

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    • Bray, look up Thunderfoot’s debunking of the Fukushima hysteria on YouTube.

      He is a scientist who works with research reactors and knows stuff. He also compares levels around the contamination zone with normal background and air travel levels of radiation.

      Be prepared to be surprised.

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      • Kea Good vid.
        I think I have a pretty good handle on whats going on in the world. Crisis after crisis, manufactured or otherwise are being set in motion for one reason. Panic. Forfeiture of freedom for the illusion of safety.
        Control is being lost by the elites and the globalists.
        Hillary was supposed to win, Brexit was never supposed to happen. We were supposed to be in the midst of an endless World War by now etc
        It has nothing to do with our imminent demise and everything to do with control, yet with enough trickery, crisis acting and staged scenes of disaster, many will be fooled into believing we ‘are experiencing’ our imminent demise.
        However, somebody is changing the narrative with positive news, great news and blistering attacks on the warmongers around the world.
        Guess who?

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  23. We are constantly told the frigid areas of earth are melting because of white people, capitalism, racism and patriarchy.

    Water freezes at about 0 degrees. So can anyone tell me how its melting when the temperature warms to minus 23?

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  24. Team, I have a bit of a problem and need some advice. We had some friends of Mama Bears’ parents heading here for a holiday. They planned it last year, booked their tours and accommodation all across New Zealand and they’re due to arrive in just shy of two weeks. It’s a bit of a problem, because they’re tourists from China and will be barred entry.

    Fair enough, but Mama Bear now wants to have the deposits on all the tours and accommodation refunded. This is close to $8,000 at the moment so not money we’d just want to throw away. The Chinese Tour Company in NZ that has organised this luxurious trip is refusing to refund anything. They will keep all deposits, but if you’ve paid in full they’ll refund the balance.

    The China Airways part was easy, click on their app and tickets are all refunded. Not so here in NZ which is kinda the opposite way we were expecting it to be.

    What would / could you do in this type of situation?

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    • “The Chinese Tour Company in NZ that has organised this luxurious trip is refusing to refund anything. ”

      This is your problem and NZ law applies. I would check the fine print of the agreement as a starting point and identity the relevant law.

      Then craft a carefully worded letter.

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    • This will affect a lot of people so you wont be alone.
      There needs to be leadership of this wide ranging event.

      Maybe Phail Twyford can take charge.
      Ok, I’m not being helpful. Jeez!

      It is similar to the Govt taking charge of AMI insurance when the chips were down.
      That was not plain sailing but the initial efforts were made.

      As I said the other day – get good travel insurance.
      I use 1 Cover even if going to Australia for a week.
      About $44
      You pay double that in taxes just at Sydney Airport.
      Cant afford it, don’t travel.
      Harsh but true.

      Register with your MP
      Send an email and follow up with a phone call to the office.
      With 36 sitting days this year it is not like they have much else to do
      Gets it in the political spectrum

      The Minister of Tourism is Kelvin Davis who is a boofhead in a suit.
      He is 0.25 chromosomes away from being a patched gang member.
      He will be utterly useless as he has been all his life.
      Remember his white mother and white wife have had to put up with his racism forever.
      We hardly see him. Hallelujah!!

      Best wishes in sorting it.

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      • Good advice.

        It’s a tricky one as the tour company probably has not breached the contract. Nor were they negligent. But what does the contract say?

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        • You say
          But what does the contract say?

          Dont ask me 🙂
          I am not a mind reader.

          I tried it with Cindy’s mind and got white noise
          I tried it with Kelvin Davis and heards grunts and Mongrel Mob barking
          I tried it with Phail Twyford and heard the perpetual sound of breaking glass

          My mind reading attempts nearly broke me.
          I give up.

          Imagine the material McPhail and Gadsby would have with this lot
          A Political satirists dreams and all we have is TV1 and the F..ing Herald.
          David even shares a name with a Minister… Mc… Phail

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    • Go see your MP. Depending on who they are you might get some help as it is election year. Good luck!

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      • That is what travel insurance is for and I wouldn’tthink that a third party could access information anyway, it surely is the people that paid that should be making the enquiry.

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