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  1. I am about to get improvements done to the site.
    These are what I am working on at present.

    Edit button for comments
    Uptick 20 or more changes colour to light blue
    Downticks 20 or more changes colour to pale red
    Fix analytics plugin, not working
    Social media share buttons (FB, Twitter, etc)

    Do you have any further suggestions to improve YSB?

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    • The thumb’s up and down symbols, if you are able to, to change colour as a sign that one has clicked on them, when one has done their business. 😉
      Thank you.
      Then it is easier to confirm that it is not a new comment, and that you have read it. At least for some of us old duffers. 🙂

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    • It’s probably not feasible, but the ability to list all posts from a point in time, e., 1300 hours, 1400 hours etc.

      While Recent Comments helps, if you haven’t been here for a few hours it’s hard to see where to pick up from: I often don’t have time to re-read threads to see what’s new.

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    • How about a button to list comments in order of ‘most recent’, ‘most popular’ or ‘historical order’?

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      • In the days when I visited WOBH, (in the reign of Queen Victoria!) I would sort the comments by popularity so I only read the top few. That way I got a quick once-over of the mood of contributors without having to read the whole thread.
        If there’d been one of those at KB I would have been pleased to miss SB’s whataboutisms and the whole goat-shagging lunacy.

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    • Gradual improvements are welcome.
      I am just so pleased that there is a better alternative blog than Kiwi Blog which is now to liberals and pc.

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      • We really need to reclaim some words. The Left have been unable to claim being liberal for some decades. The Left are incredibly illiberal.

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    • Yes indeed. Add OQT questions for each day as suggested before to save click on WOBH to find them. That click can be saved for Daily Roundup which is the only other good spot they have. Thanks.

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  2. While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Cindy and her role as the Prime Minister.
    The old farmer said, ” Well, as I see it, Cindy is like a ‘Post Possum’.”
    Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post possum’ was.
    The old farmer said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a possum balanced on top, that’s a post possum.” The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “
    You know it didn’t get up there by its self, it doesn’t belong up there, it doesn’t know what to do while it’s up there, it’s elevated beyond its ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put it up there to begin with.”

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    • Well if I could post a photo of that possum I would. Met that one. She was of course dead.

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    • Why do you persist with your stupid jokes at the expense of Jacinda. She is an amazing vibrant woman I and many others admire. She will be your Prime Minister for the next term as well. Suck it up losers.

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      • Being a amazing vibrant woman doesn’t necessarily make you a great leader.
        I thought the possum on the fence post has nailed her performance or lack of it to a tee.
        From where I sit and observe, she is a hopeless leader, luckily she is not the real leader or it would be far worse. She holds no power, if she rocks the boat, the tail will wag the dog.
        She is very secretive when it come to anything negative, the 20 year old feeler and drug dealer are great examples. Has no authoritive control over Winston’s cabinet and government.
        Aligns herself with cot cases like Trudeau and Macron, sums her ideals up don’t you think.
        Has burnt off more av gas than you would have thought humanely possible to fly the world and really say and achieve nothing.
        Has destroyed the gas and oil industry, and has overseen importing dirty filthy coal from Indonesia.
        Now setting out to destroy agricultural industry and free speech in New Zealand.
        She is the worst media tart I have ever seen, thank god she is a puppet on a string to the sleepy one. Winston maybe beyond his use by date, but he is the the leader and has to be infinitely better than the media tart. She won’t be let off her “P”plates under Winston’s ironclad rule.
        Kiwibuild sums it up, great sound bite but just media fodder, just complete lies and bullshit.
        These targets were crap from the start, and will never see the light of day again.
        Same with planting trees, sound bite that sounded good at the time.
        Weep for New Zealand if she gets a second term and leads in her own right, she will destroy what was a great economy to a pile of socialist worthless sound bites. Maybe you need to get yourself off to Venezuela “Fairydust”, this will give you an insight into a Cindy future for NZ.

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      • Is Fairydust a post turtle?
        Is Fairydust like unicorn milk?
        Searching questions for the day.

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      • JA is nothing but a two-bit commie wannabe who has very white teeth. Anyone who admires her as a politician is truly stupid. Please don’t vote 🙂

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      • Fairy, you have to EARN respect, admiration I’m afraid seems to be at the behest of Womens Weekly readers fawning over the front page promotional shots, and the like.

        Whilst plenty (including yourself) of little girls may admire the Womens Weekly spread, that doesn’t convert to respect.

        When we begin to see ANY substance then respect may follow, but I suspect we will be waiting quite awhile for that !

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      • if she was as you say, then there would be no need for sucking anything up, but sadly she isn’t, and if your standards are so low that you think so, may I suggest that you do not get into a relationship anytime soon, as you will be sorely disappointed.

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      • What can we say. eh hahahahhahahahahahahahaha not enough hahah’s left to say what we think of the fairy’s post.

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        • As I’ve said before on YSB, she needs educatin’. We still have not received a counter-argument in defense of the Col Govt’s dismal performance. Hello? Echo!!!

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  3. “The transport agency has stressed that they have been through the project with a fine-tooth comb, and it stacks up, particularly on resilience and flood protection.

    “However, other funding pressures nationwide must be taken into account.”

    Hutt South National MP Chris Bishop, who has started a petition calling for the interchange to be built urgently, was excluded from the meeting.
    =——————————————
    BUT
    “Unfortunately, despite being told I would be invited as the local MP, the government has excluded me from the meeting.

    “[It’s] very disappointing, but I will keep fighting hard for the Hutt.”

    Hutt South-based Labour List MP Ginny Andersen, who was at the meeting, said she was confident progress could be made on the projects.
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112545226/extra-12000-vehicles-to-hit-state-highway-2-between-lower-hutt-and-wellington

    These Labour turkeys are really getting into the exclusion of people they don’t like. Mallard would have been up to the play with this after yesterday’s debacle in his
    school yard.

    The Nats. better learn to play for keeps next time they are in and do everything they can to get rid of the wankers. Unlike Key’s efforts at being inclusive they need to shut out the unions and the maori’s and all that oppose them.
    Winners take all.

    It’s becoming war.
    Learn from Trump.

    and by the way does anyone think that Twyford has a brain of any kind. What a hopeless human being . Paid how much.
    We should be outraged.
    But, he is not the only dumb bastard in that lot.

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    • It would be easier to select any who had a brain and actually knew how it should be used.

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      • Here you go again, why do you hate them so much. After nine long years of neglect, it is going to take time to get things right again.

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        • Have you not noticed the Reserve Bank has dropped the interest rates due to Grant and Cindy’s poor financial handling of the economy? They have spent, spent, spent, and after the 30th budget they will gouge more of our hard earned taxes. As Colinxy says below, NZ taxpayers finally today, 9 May have finished paying our annual taxes. Interesting to note Aussies finish paying their taxes 3 weeks earlier than NZ taxpayers. No worries for ponies like you who sit on the sidelines and whinny at passing cars.

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          • Aussies may be in for a shock.
            Independent modelling suggests Labors 45% emissions target in Australia will cost at least $264 billion by 2030.
            Wondering if anyone has looked into the cost of Shaws zero emissions target .?

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            • Since when did the COL worry about piddly little things like the cost of anything.
              Remember Cindies slogan, lets do this.

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              • Cindy: The free tertiary education is on ME, MOI, I.
                Paid for by the international sale of methane- and carbon-free unicorn milk!

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            • Heard a radio interview yesterday with Farmers Union rep – Less livestock = less manpower = higher unemployment – =less tax=more benefits=unhappy previously employed farm workers. Ditto less Fertiliser, less support industry work, less exports, less local spending, less transport, less Gst and Fuel taxes/RUC and best of all Higher Meat and Crop prices for the impoverished unemployed who may return the favour by voting this shower of incompetent, arrogant and venal arseholes out of office for a couple of decades.

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          • My comments today are for fairydust only. Just putting it out there as I didn’t want to make comments in that vein for anyone else. Sorry if others took offence

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            • They’re on the wrong blog if anyone took offense other than fairy dust who ‘bats for the other team’, politically speaking!

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            • You must be new to the world of blogging. Take a hell of a lot to upset us on YSB. Take your que from the way I post and join in the rough and tumble. For fucks sake stop being sorry. We might think you are a relative of fairydust, or worse still, ARE you fairydust???

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              • I got censored on KB for calling a cunt a cunt. That was not a blogger but the fat cunt who stopped people from getting off the burning plane while he grabbed his bag.

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                • People do some weird things when stressed, so this may be a case of that – or of unbridled selfishness, I don’t know.
                  Either way, an elbow to the kidneys that saw him base over apex in the seat would have cleared the aisle, followed by name and shame.

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        • It is not hate, it is people discussing reality, let’s hope Cindy doesn’t get 9 years, it will be impossible to turn it around.
          You are a typical leftie, cannot take an alternative view, why come on a blog and think it is all hatred, it is called everyone having an opinion, not for much longer, thanks to sound bite Cindy.
          Why is Cindy’s opinion more important than that of her opposition, she is a deputy in power due to Winston’s Captains pick, no other reason. She fell well short in primary vote.
          She leads a minority government controlled solely by NZ first, I guess that is why people question what actually happened to create this COL and some of the sillier decisions they are coming up with.
          Start actually putting your point with facts, not “fairydust”

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        • What neglect you silly little girl, do you just go around reading headlines designed for the likes of you? Hate is a very strong word, despair at the incompetence, absolutely. How long shall we give them nine years? national had just brought us through the GFC and what Labour had left, dealt with the CH CH earthquakes and their policies were just starting to make an appreciable difference, going forward it would have been better than this.

          Do tell, what did Jacinda do about formulating policy in the nine years that she was in opposition, or any other Labour Minister for that matter? They are doing that work while they are in Government now. They opposed everything that National wanted to do, even if it gelled with some of their wish list and just threw numbers up into the air that were farcical but which the media repeated ad nauseum, so that some of the public who rely on them to be a check on government believed the bullshit.

          That same media that conveniently ignores, other than superficially the un=accountability of those currently making up the government.

          A PM isn’tthere to be liked they are there to do a job, and Jacinda doesn’t, someone has to tell her.

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          • Why do you think they have 200 working parties.
            Employing 1000 Labour stoogies and half of Welly to look after them!
            While they are at it they are looking for next elections bribes for free on the taxpayer!
            Because they sat 9 long yrs sitting on their thumbs stuffing pies in their gob!

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            • I was told by a friend who works within the parliamentary structure that Cindy surrounds herself with a multitude of minders who spoon feed her ideas that she can later claim are hers. She rarely has an original idea and without her staff and Peters she would sink beneath the waves.

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        • It’s not “hate” Fairydust it’s ridicule- learn the difference. These clowns promised their supporters an amazing new world and we’re rightfully taking the piss out of them. Twyford is Moron # 1. It blows my mind that dickhead still has a job!

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      • Defence from whom? This COL has committed us to inclusividity with the comrades so there is no need anymore for a defence force.

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      • Back in the 80s and 90s our governments would boast about cutting military spending. That’s both Lange-Palmer-Moore and Bolger.

        I had initially been interested in pursuing a military career but our government was so brazenly hostile that I never re-visited the idea. It was also then that I decided I’d never fight on a politician’s say-so. I’d rather shoot at politicians than any “enemy” they declared.

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        • Thats why the lefties want to remove your access to guns. They are scared of being shot at when they eventually do the really, really bad things they would like to do.

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          • As is the wont of all Tyrants.

            I have been re-reading biographies of the Athenian Tyrant, Peisistratos. One the reasons given for Peisistratos avoiding any wars was because he was afraid of arming the citizenry…he had longed disarmed them. Of course, he had his own armed bodyguard.

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      • Same here. Small country NZ may be, but we need a powerful military nonetheless. That’s something I’d actually voluntarily pay more tax towards!

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      • True, but it’s probably better politics to point out the huge spending and the substandard service we get from it.

        There could be a justified argument for such high levels of taxation if we got reasonable service. (Not that I’d still be favour but my arguments would be weaker).

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  4. Apparently a white couple in Britain have given birth.

    This is such an unusual event is has spawned headlines around the world.

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        • It is a fact, why is it a negative to mention the fact, i am sure that a lot of people were interested to see what colour he was, because there was a choice. That is interest, Archie is making a lot of firsts, a progressive such as yourself should be delighted. Despite the fact that I have produced two redheads, hopefully the baby having more melanin in his skin makeup will weather climate change better than his father’s type might.

          Archie will have dual citizenship options, he is not an HRH, his parents current choice, so he can choose to have a more normal life not honour bound to officiate.

          First royal baby whose other grandmother was in photos with the Queen on meeting a great grandchild, i think it is all lovely.

          However I do believe that if these things were not just mentioned in passing, it would be like treating it as a dirty little secret and it isn’t. it is a love story and I am happy for them and Archie should grow up into a good looking man.
          It seems to me that you are the prejudiced one and have absolutely no sense of humour.

          Are you a person of colour? Is that why you have a chip on your shoulder?

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      • “not a whitey, more a person of colour”

        Half and half which makes the brat (No touch of the tar brush in dad’s family that I’ve heard of) 3/4 white. i.e., in my book a whitey.

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        • Now you are getting technical. Her dad looks and acts like he has a touch of the old tar brush. That would make this baby more 70/30 of colour would it not?

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            • See now you have all had to overreact because silly little fairydust poked the bear. Would you all prefer the inbreeding endemic in the royal family over the centuries. now i wonder if he will be an only child, isn’t it awful that women are termed geriatric mums after 35, in that regard Jacinda and Meghan are soul sisters.

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          • Tar brush lol. Haven’t heard that for years lol, or Sooty..or Sambo! Love Thy Neighbour, one of the old classic Brit comedies when everybody could have a good laugh and nobody was offended.

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      • The problem with avocados is they only produce fruit every 2 years. Last spring was a very wet one and this affected pollination and growth etc. Next year there will be to many and the price will drop.

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  5. I recently read a book (ok, listened to an audiobook whist working away) that I would recommend to anyone,
    it’s titled ‘The Forgotten Highlander’ by Alistair Urquhart. If anyone think’s they’ve got a hard life, everything is an up hill battle, they’ve been oppressed or hard done by, this account of Alistair Urquhart’s time as a POW in WW2 will make anyone realize, we dont know how easy we’ve got it.

    This man experienced & survived the following atrocities…
    Forced labour on the Thai–Burma Railway (Bridge on the river Kwai fame)
    Transported to Japan on a ‘Hell Ship’ (facing asphyxia, starvation, dysentery, insanity and cannibalism!)
    Torpedoed by a US submarine and lost at sea for a week ( and picked up Japanese still)
    Forced labour in coal mines in Japan, 10 miles outside of….
    Nagasaki & the dropping of, and aftermath of the atomic bomb.
    AND little to no support from his defense force/government when he finally made it back home to Scotland after.

    And after enduring so much torture, savagery, death & despair, this man held no grudges at the end of it all and lived to the ripe old age of 97…

    What a true role model, more than Cindy will ever fucking be, that’s for sure.

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    • Spot on Auckwood! My Grandad wasn’t a POW, but he served for 4 years in WW 2 and is still with us at age 95, drinking beer and watching TV from his lazyboy chair. To me that represents the fact it wasn’t really that long ago the world faced a REAL nightmare, not the made-up crap from kids with face paintings at a climate change protest. Today’s young ones have no f*cking idea what that generation faced, and lived through.

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      • I agree. My late father was a WW2 vet who would not talk about the war until his final years. I suspect he felt he had to pass on the horror he had witnessed while he was able to. In my eyes he was a hero. RIP.

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        • My grandfather was much the same- never spoke much about the war, but if you asked questions, he’d gladly discuss it.

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    • I read a similar book, last year written by an English guy. The same experience. The thing I had not realised was the English officers lived a relatively easy POW experience. They did not have to work, they could keep their batman, were reasonably well fed and above did not lift a finger to help the non officer POWs who went through the experience you described. They did not even offer to help the sick and wounded –the book I read said the Aussie’s did a fantastic job in the “hospitals” ( if you could call them that.) I thought all this elitist rubbish was left behind after WW1 –how wrong I was.

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  6. Is JacinDUH taking the squrriel to Gay Paree with her to save the world?
    Has the squrriel had it’s shots, yet! Is she an anti vaxer?
    The press over there will not be observing the ducks take no photos of the babys face. So watch the overseas media for pictures. Or will she release photos before going?
    You can bet your boots Jethro will be there for the photshoot!

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    • dont most high school have a dairy across the road selling a big ben for about a buck? free market provides.

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      • Yes but now they are getting free lunches for everyone, how can that be economic, from a government perspective, who will be expected to pick up the tab, where as if the tuck shop was cost plus a bit and cheaper than the dairy why would the kids go to the dairy other than for their smokes?

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        • The government and those that suck exclusively on the government’s tits are horribly inefficient and worse than useless?

          Were you asking a rhetorical question?

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        • The socialists’ have created a growing number who fail to understand ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch.’ It is a well-known saying for a reason – someone has to pay – the government doesn’t generate any money itself! The cartoon at the top of the page is very appropriate, the entitled are like that mouse not understanding where the “free” cheese comes from. ?

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    • The whole thing sounds like a load of shit if you ask me.
      They are claiming that they skip school to buy food elsewhere because the canteen is too expensive but then the new free food menu that the kids had input into too has burgers on it.
      What’s the betting the school canteen did not sell burgers or other greasy shit like chips which everyone wanted so they went elsewhere to buy it but because that’s not PC to say that it is easier to come up with some other bogus nonsense about it being too expensive.
      Kids are not worried about all this “healthy alternative” crap, they want it tasty and fatty and whoever will supply it gets the business.

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      • But Sooty they might be hindered there too as the COL paint themselves into another corner after leaving footprints from the other one after dropping CGT. The pending voter draw card of a binding referendum or semi binding version on dope might cut into their income stream. They have set (for them) a herculean task of drawing up legislation to let the people know just what they voting for in the event of a “Yes” vote. They have the potential to include the biggest list of unintended consequences than seem to date from rushed policy. Perhaps that is why the task of starting down this path was introduced by a novas default list MP who’s only attempt at “business” ended abruptly in failure. Meanwhile a private members bill for roadside drug testing got knocked back down again today even through the conventional process. While the DPM covered for the Minister in witless protection after telling porkies by confusing the definition of a paper approve by cabinet 9 months ago but not yet available. Never fear he set the record straight on the 100,000 and more will be completed in 10 years. Expect that will be filed with the previous bottom line of the referendum on Maori seats. Tui anybody?

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  7. National, what are you going to do about clipping the ducks tail feathers?
    Go on strike, boycott parliament?
    But for christ sakes do something!
    You are bloody useless. Namby pamby, with no show next election. Just do something!

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  8. WARNING NOTICE:

    It has come to our attention that many people reading this scurrilous hotbed of wickedness and disharmony have been engaging in unauthorised thoughts.

    In the glorious dawn of the Republic of Aotearoa, unauthorised thought is a crime and it is the ministry’s responsibility to stamp this out in order to protect the wellness of our sheeple.

    This is a warning. You know who you are…. and you are on our list. Stop now and you might be permitted to keep your job or operate your business; but if you persist with these unauthorised thoughts there will be consequences.

    Signed: [redacted] 
    Ministry of Social Thought Wellness

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    • Diktats from Dear Leader are my Domain Comrade…
      Get with the program and get back to work, Pleb.

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  9. Apparently the NZX is slowly dying. The last IPO listing was 24 months ago.

    https://www.moneymorning.co.nz/whats-killing-new-zealands-stock-market/2019/05/07/?fbclid=IwAR1j1rX2hPUPLQHAoy6wQeu_M9zh3K0UgPyCjUaIzR3wbraim1PJ4HK6Kxw

    It’s hard to pinpoint where the blame lies, though the author is blaming the NZX itself and the small number of stockbrokers.

    Brian Gaynor at the NZHerald expands on the stockbroker problem: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12225542

    I find it interesting that the fees and other compliances are far higher than anywhere else. I suspect but have found it difficult to find the heavy hand of government. Does anyone have an idea? It’s not as though, for example, the FMA lists what it charges (or none that I could find).

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    • Another loving whanau who have been victimised by the authorities.
      Who would have guessed.

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      • The welfare state created this mess to begin with. Remove the idea of personal responsibility in society, and that’s what you get.

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    • Cant get the dependent parent benefit without actually being a caregiver to one of your children…

      Didnt waste any time did they, only a year ago the previous child was uplifted at birth!

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    • I find it interesting that everybody that has responded has ignored the attempted sob story portrayed by the media.

      Not that I can fault with anybody’s interpretation with the media being so untrustworthy.

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  10. Should Jacinda be in Taranaki when the house is sitting? God knows there seem to be few enough sitting days, surely the PM should be there for them unless there is an emergency?

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  11. This is a doozy. From our friends at Hobsons Pledge.

    “Anti-Cook protesters make themselves look silly”

    Sometimes “indigenous rights” activists make themselves look silly while trying to make a stand against celebrating Captain Cook’s visit, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today.

    Tina Ngata, who is in New York to speak to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues about New Zealand’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s landing in Gisborne, told Radio New Zealand today that:

    Cook’s landing was not a cause for celebration. Maori are still very mamae and we are still labouring under the historical and enduring rights violations as a result of the event that they are commemorating this year.

    “The suggestion that Maori are labouring under any type of pain or hardship, as “mamae” means, as a result of Captain Cook’s arrival, has no foundation,” Ms Costello said.

    “When was the first complaint about Cook’s arrival? It was never an issue in our family. Has a complaint about him been taken to the Waitangi Tribunal in the last 30 years? Any protest in the 1960s? Did anyone raise the issue as the Treaty of Waitangi was signed? No,” she said.

    “The protests suddenly appeared when plans for the 250th anniversary appeared. The platform was created and the protesters appeared,” Ms Costello said.

    Ms Costello said that the protesters are not shy about telling porkies. Ms Ngata said:

    Despite Maori engagement, the kaupapa has been white-washed, down to using the word “encounters” in the title. “When somebody lands and then shoots the first person that they see, and then the next day shoots another 15, and then wants to get a closer look at a waka so they shoot everybody in the waka so they can get a closer look at it and everybody in that waka was unarmed, they were just fisher people.

    “Well there has been quite a debate about this in Gisborne, and that prompted us to go back to Cook’s journal entries about his visit there,” Ms Costello said.

    The journal of Captain Cook is clear. On October 9, 1769, Cook attempted to land in two small boats. Immediately, natives surged from the woods brandishing weapons. Two volleys were fired over their heads, and a third volley aimed at them killed one.

    The following morning, Cook returned to find a menacing crowd brandishing clubs and pikes and began a war dance, the haka. About 30 warriors threw themselves into the water, rejected gifts, and attempted to grab weapons from Cook’s men. When one of them ran off with the astronomer’s cutlass, Cook gave the order to fire, killing another and injuring three.

    A few days later there was another skirmish when Maoris in boats attempted to throw missiles and projectiles. Warned by shots over their heads which did not deter them they were fired on and two or three were killed.

    “In other words, Cook’s journal is clear. Four or five Maoris were killed, the only query being if one was killed or injured, and all deaths resulted from Maori aggression. The protesters should tell the truth,” Ms Costello said.

    “The unchallenged account reported by Radio New Zealand is unsupported story-telling. If the activists wish to raise concerns then New Zealanders are entitled to know the historical facts,” Ms Costello said.

    “What evidence is there that Maori lived in peace, harmony, health and prosperity until Captain Cook sailed into the East Coast bay? What evidence is there that these groups would have been in better shape today (or even survived) if Captain Cook had never reached this country?” she said.

    “Implying that the visit by Captain Cook 250 years ago is to blame for Maori having the worst outcomes in health, education and justice is ridiculous,” Ms Costello said.

    “For instance, life expectancy for Maori has improved vastly with colonisation, from around 30 years in 1840 to 75 years in 2013,” she said.

    The publication of falsehoods can incite resentment, hatred and violence, she said.

    The millions of New Zealand citizens who are proud of our shared history of hard work and sacrifice should not be denied of the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of Captain Cook the explorer, who opened the way for the wonderful country we all enjoy, Ms Costello said.”

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    • Give Ms Costello a huge round of applause for speaking the truth. ?

      I was appalled a few years ago when one of the East Coast Maori interviewed on TV wrongly claimed that Captain Cook was “syphilitic”.

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    • What’s a fisherpeople. Are they too PC to call them fishermen. Our princess Cindy will not be amused at her squeeze being called a fisherperson.

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      • I received a promotional email from Honda Marine this arvo inviting me to view their outboards at an upcoming boat show. Not a cheap product but a good one yet in their desperation for sales they waffle:

        ……”Hopefully you have been watching ‘the first man’ in the latest season of Fish of the Day. Clarke Gayford sure does have a dream job, travelling the Pacific and New Zealand……”…. & go on to push his video.

        Many of their customers are “white van men”, tradies who can afford large trailer boats & their upkeep. With Gayford’s halfwit defacto set to gouge more taxes & crash the economy his endorsement might not produce the results Honda seek.

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        • Reminds me of the story of the unusual speech made by the best Kawasaki salesman addressing the annual convention. Every time he said the word Kawasaki he farted that came out sounding like “Honda”. Red faced he was taken to a doctor who examined him thoroughly. The problem was simply explained when he said it was clear to him.
          Abscess makes the fart go “Honda”.
          But joking aside the first fish really does have his tackle caught in the till until the voters sink her.

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    • But these protesters are the masters of falsehoods. They even managed to convince the UN of their false claim to being the ingenuous people of New Zealand. After they had massaged enough of the history to suit their narrative.

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  12. I see Fairy dust is back berating us for being so horrible to Saint Toke Jacinda. Sorry sweetness, she is fucking useless at the important stuff, can’t answer a question honestly, and relies on smiles and platitudes to keep her popularity up with brainless labour voters. So if you are offended, I am fucking delighted. Now go and fuck yourself nicely….

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    • That’s the spirit! Without disrespecting others’ views, it’S GOOD whenever the “woke” realize most sensible people think they are full of shite.

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  13. Two blokes were walking down the street one day when they came across a small pair of gym shorts on the ground. They decided to put a sign up on the church bulletin board so the rightful owner could claim them. The first one starts to write out the sign: ‘FOUND: one pair of boys gym shorts’.

    ’”Hold on” says the second “Those are girls gym shorts”.

    “No they’re not” says the first “They’re boys shorts!”

    The second grabs them from him and takes a closer look, “No, no… definitely girls gym shorts!”

    The two of them are inspecting the shorts in turns and arguing. “Boys shorts!” “No, girls shorts!” “Definitely boys shorts!” & so on. The local priest is walking past as the two men argue & can’t help but ask them what the commotion is all about. The first guy tells the priest & asks him if he could sort out the argument.

    The priest takes the shorts & has a good long sniff. After pondering for a few moments he looks at the two men & says: “Definitely boys shorts!… but not from my parish!”

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    • Health funding is limited and our medical services have enough to do but the COL are determined to open ‘Pandora’s box’ and release evil into the country without fully understanding the repercussions or any way to curb the damage.

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  14. Phone goes 7.15 pm. Online phone poll. 5 or 6 questions.
    If an election were held today who would you vote for, press 1 for and so on. Quick and simple.
    Whose is it?
    No idea. No q+a or interaction. just question and press a number.

    Naturally I ticked Labour just for you’s. heh heh.

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  15. The prevailing point of view on this forum seems to be that marijuana use/possession should remain an offence & that the Police should be able to test for drug use anywhere at any time. I don’t agree but that is unimportant.

    What I would like to see discussed is:

    1) At what level (eg. can’t stand up to barely detectable trace) do you want your fellow citizens hounded out of employment, off the roads, onto a benefit, their homes sold, their kids disadvantaged & their lives wrecked?

    2) Are you after addicts or recreational users?

    3) Given that traces of drugs, in particular marijuana, can remain detectable for upwards of six weeks do you think that the sanctions I suggested in (1) are sufficient for this heinous crime?

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  16. Wow, 143 comments. Well done. This blog will soon be the number one in NZ, overtaking WO and KB at this rate. All to do with freedom of speech, I believe.

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