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    • Mike ,Its corruption plain and simple but FFS look who his boss is,. Peters is the most corrupt politician in parliament.
      The bloated Jones is not someone that likes to be outdone at anything so is racing to catch up with his leader,don’t expect consequences our gutless leader hates confrontation..

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      • Is it Shane Jones New Zealand First or Shane Jones Member of Parliament that runs the Pacific Growth Fund? His boss in this scenario isn’t Winston Peters, is it? It’s the other corrupt, lying politician in parliament – Jacinda Ardern.

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        • Pascal,surely you jest, the billions of dollars will be administered by Whinestone and Jones, none of the gutless labour party would dare stand up to those two shitbags.
          Ardern is happy to sit in the background and say and do nothing, that pasty Creature couldn’t muster the courage necessary to scare a blowfly off a dog shit.

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  1. Jonese’s fund.

    Its easy to sit in town and criticise and we all do that.
    But here is an example of what good use of taxpayers money can do.
    No one else has the where withall to do this and lets just remember the taxpayers money that gets spent in Auckland and Wellington that is essentially nice to have shit or grand rail or grand motorways and compare that to what taxpayers money is spent in a productive part of the country. Just becuase few people live in a small town doesn’t mean the town and area don’t produce a profitable, for NZ , outcome.

    https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/236776-street-party-to-celebrate-new-harbour-entrance.html

    Been a longtime coming.
    Compare that to Maketu in the BOP where EBOP have opened up an old channel just to appease the local Maori. It will have next to no economic benefit except to the local fishing lads on their days off.

    Need a barge port further around the coast as well for logs.

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    • ……”an example of what good use of taxpayers money can do”……

      Totally agree on this one V2. The Opotiki Harbour makes good financial sense & will promote further interest in timber, aquaculture & tourism.

      And for the purists moaning about government funding. How the fuck do you think that NZ’s initial ports, rail, roads & later airports (without which development couldn’t have occurred) were financed?

      Hint. It had much to do with lobbying, overseas borrowing by government & little financial import by those who mostly benefited.

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    • The upgrade in needed infrastructure is well overdue. I think the majority of us who have issues with this, is the wanker in charge of it and the fact there is fuck all oversight. This is a Government who banned targets so that theyre not shown up to be the useless bastards they are. Given what I have just pointed out, there is a serious risk of this money being used in ways it is not intended fo , such as the bailing out of Westland Milk, 2 months before it was sold to the Chinese. How many more cases are there like this that the lying lugenpress refuse to report?

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      • Well said Agent i couldn’t have put it better myself 3 billion dollars get your head around that figure is given to the biggest wanker in Govt essentially to buy his way into a seat, regardless of what he achieves with some of that money it’s really only for Jones to get elected & to keep the charlatans party above the 5% troughing threshold

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      • Group of former Guardian writers.

        Are you attempting to discredit the source? As if The Guardian is in any way credible.

        This is an impeccable source with intelligent observations.

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        • Are you attempting to discredit the source?
          Are you attempting to ascribe nasty motives to my genuine question?

          I am not a Kiwiblog troll.

          You have a rich supply of information I’ve not seen elsewhere.

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          • .You have a rich supply of information I’ve not seen elsewhere.
            That’s a nice way of saying nutty conspiracy theories Maggy

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                • The chatter is that Kea is Mossad in Wellington. Nothing happens there, so Tel Aviv’s is keeping the old bird occupied looking into Wikipedia.

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                  • Jacksie, are you paid by the word for your brain farts?

                    But now you mention it, I do work with a disproportionate number of the Tribe.

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                    • That’s good automatic response, Kea.

                      You’re building your agent cover well.

                      An Arab physicist cracking string theory. Think that when you wake up, when anyone talks to you, and every time your fingers touch a keyboard.

                      הישאר נכון

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          • Kea don’t be a defensive plonker. You know Maggy appreciates a wide range of interesting reading material. Just take the compliment without getting your feathers in a knot. 🤨

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  2. Seemingly now anyone qualifies for discharge of convictions if you can convince a Judge that even thopugh yu are not a high profile sports person you still want to be treated like them.

    A businessman who grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened to burn down their house has had his conviction quashed because it would limit his overseas travel.

    Feng Lei Shi was at home in Auckland with his wife and six-year-old daughter on September 18, 2018 when a “heated discussion” began.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120127385/businessmans-domestic-violence-conviction-quashed-to-allow-overseas-travel

    Nor did Justice Woolford doubt Shi’s assessment of the long term sustainability of his business without overseas travel.

    “The direct and indirect consequences of a conviction would be out of all proportion to the gravity of the offence.”

    He quashed Shi’s three convictions for male assaults female, wilful damage and threatening behaviour and discharged him without conviction.
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    Mockery of justice really.

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  3. Ruling in German Wikipedia trial
    Published: February 21, 2019; Updated: February 2020; Languages: DE, EN

    The Wikipedia author in question, using the pseudonym „Feliks“, is a former functionary of the pro-Israel wing of the German Left Party and a former foreign member of the Israeli army with special insignia of the US army and other armed forces.

    The author edited a total of several thousand Wikipedia articles and denounced numerous people, including in particular politicians, publicists and researchers, who had expressed critical views on US or Israeli positions.

    https://swprs.org/ruling-wikipedia-trial/

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    • He’s not alone. Govt agents of the USA and UK have also been exposed.

      I’d noticed anyway, it’s just confirmed.

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  4. I can’t believe I didn’t spot this.

    Can anyone tell me the number of known active Covid-19 cases, based on official statistics?

    Let’s see how we do…

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    • Ummm Ahhhh (wipes brow and frowns and shuffles papers on PTPM desk) I am posidive it’s five? In fact I can TRANSPARENTLY SAY its defindely five, is it? (Looks imploringly at Trevor Mallard who jumps to his feet) ORDER. ORDER IN THE HOUSE. Next Question please, The MP is warned that any further questions like this WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and will result in expulsion from the chamber.

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    • global or regional?
      This site has a good graphical view, with detail.
      Takes a short while to update on individual national totals but is generally keeping pace.
      Has active/recovered/deaths;
      https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

      Data sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC and DXY and local media reports.
      Average death rate 3.5% yesterday, 3.6% today.

      I am dubious about the official India stats.
      There are a lot of NZ Indian individuals and families I know of personally who have flown, or about to fly, home. Apparently some festival. That is a border to watch.
      Either the Indians really are resisting it, due to super strong immune systems (bathing in rivers with corpses and stepping in poos all the time), or else there is potential for transmission more like the growth in Italy or Iran.
      Will be interesting to check back in a fortnight.

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  5. Morrison is not pussy-footing about the impact on workers, elderly people and small business as the flow-on from the coronavirus cuts a swathe through the economy.

    Addressing a business audience in Sydney yesterday in the run-up to his Government’s stimulus package, Morrison said Australia faced a “Team Australia moment”.

    “If you’re a large business, go back to your office today, pay your supplier invoices, and commit to pay them even faster for the next six months.

    “That is what sticking together looks like. How you support your customers, your suppliers, your employees during the next six months and potentially beyond will say more about your company, your corporate values, and the integrity of your brand than anything else you’ve likely done as an organisation.

    “We also need your investment, looking ahead to the opportunities that are on the other side. Take the opportunity to invest in the skills of your workforce, or in the capital projects that will provide the pathway to a new season of growth that will be there.

    “This is a Team Australia moment.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12315560

    Instead here we have compulsory wage rises enforced upon us, lots of committee meetings, and a frowny face.

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    • That image of the frowny face doesn’t inspire much confidence. At this time the public need all the reassurance they can get that she knows what she is doing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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      • She cons the sheeple out there by saying we are forming a working group, an advisery group or some wank talking fest get together to hold the public back because they just don’t fucking know what’s required.
        Worst government that’s ever been in NZ !~

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          • Maybe it will start to wake a few of them up, that Cindy has run out of fairy dust and unicorn piss.

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            • Economists are warning that Ardern is delaying making decisions concerning financial assistance. It will be too late when she does finally pull finger.

              She just cannot make a decision and looks like an oppusum caught in a car headlights.

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          • ……”they didn’t get their pay last week”…….

            Nothing like cold hard financial facts to to turn a people’s princess into dog tucker.

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        • She will not make important decisions because:

          1) She’s scared shitless of not appearing to be ‘nice’ & ‘kind’.

          2) She believes that kudos is personal to her but opprobrium should be shared.

          3) She is driven by ideology rather than pragmatism.

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          • 4) and she’s not very bright

            5) and she’s surrounded herself by folks who aren’t very bright

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          • Well said Nasska.
            This is what people need to understand.

            also Maggie, above?
            No 4 She is not very bright.
            She chants slogans like she did as a Mormon and I am surprised when I raise this with people they get very defensive.
            She is simply is not very bright and is slogan based.

            As someone gave the example the other day: She wants 150 criminals and dregs from Manus island but does not want the criminal dregs returned from Australian mainland even though they re NZ citizens already and never changed their status.
            She is too thick to work it out. That is incongruous.
            Leaders need to show direction and well, leadership.

            She gets a massive pass on that front simply because she did not come preloaded with penis.

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          • She is not really in charge as PM. Other people run the Gov’t. She does as she is told and repeats what she has heard .

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              • Yeah well given that what is in NZ media filth has been cleared through the Beehive she sees it as like a report from her ‘underlings’.

                Easy to gawk at it on the 50 inch telly than read so many reports.
                You know, as well as changing Neve and servicing Jethro!
                Mind bleach- oops ran out with the dunny paper.

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      • Are you including whinestone, with his history it would be difficult to beat his past performances.

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  6. So if one looks at this “manual”, then read it thoroughly, so one can understand what to do when in the near future, authorities land on your door step, for “a cup of tea & chat”

    Professor Paul Spoonley said the manual was more sophisticated than anything he’s seen in 40 years of studying the far-Right in New Zealand.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120135651/leaked-security-guidelines-reveals-neonazi-plans-to-avoid-detection
    Some snipperts of illegality, as
    The messages show the group continues to organise within encrypted chatrooms, and “appeared to reveal a willingness to commit crimes”.

    The paper has links showing the “criminality”, so Spoonley as in a radio report, wishes to have set up a dedicated authority, just to investigate, people who read the manual and put them on file, and most likely leak things about people, as evidenced by where a link in this article it self to another name dropping article as a supposed example.

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    • We’re currently sliding down a very slippery slope on the way to banning “ideas”. While the left use violence and public shame to destroy their enemies, having wrongthink is apparently more dangerous and should be rooted out at any cost regardless of the actual danger the person represents.

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    • wow, “a willingness to commit crimes”….

      now hands up anyone who came name 2 other groups in NZ who show “a willingness to commit crimes”

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      • Is that a “a willingness to commit crimes against one’s peers” or “a willingness to commit crimes against the State”?
        There’s a big difference. The former is of no consequence to the State; indeed, it is actually helpful to the government as it provides the rationale for tighter security. The latter represents an existential threat to the State and must be suppressed.

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      • Unless you are in the privacy of your own home, with friends you trust implicitly it’s probably very unwise to name such “groups”.
        Thats why censorship of this sort never succeeds. It only drives ideas underground, which is why they now have to spy on people to even know what they’re thinking. Then we end up with the “shy Tory” voter syndrome. Or people get sick of being oppressed and commit heinous crimes as a backlash to being marginalised.

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      • *raises a hand*

        I am going to commit a crime this year. Maybe even multiple.

        Crime #1 – I will be voting against Jacinda Ardern and her authoritarian policies.
        Crime #2 – I will be sharing this opinion with all my friends and colleagues
        Crime #3 – I will continue to point out the flaws in government policy and decision making
        Crime #4 – I will continue to lodge complaints with the Media Council and Media entities where they are too political

        There you go. I’m a group now willing to commit crimes in the mind of our government.

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    • Just imagine if these clowns put half as much effort into the massive criminal gangs in NZ like the mongrel mob & black power as they do a handful of scroats that like to pretend they are saving the white race, maybe the scroats should hire a black PR person like the mongrel mob has done (white in their case) the news outlets love printing her lies yet somehow i dont think this lot would get the same kid glove treatment that the media & cops give the real criminals can’t imagine why

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      • Bingo
        And the Mongrel Mob will be indulged by the media, who print stories, letting us know about their hurty-Feelz when Simon Bridges says things that they think are mean.
        But the media will not print much about what any of these so-called “neo-nazi” groups actually think or feel. Or Auckland campus groups etc. They are simply indefensible, and no need to understand them or explore anything beyond the fact they are neo-Nazis (so-called).
        The implication I get is that brown gangs have redeeming features and can be considered extensions of whanau. And Maori nationalism is noble assertion of the rights of marginalised people, and if they mobilise, and have symbology, flags, or gatherings – even disrupt private or public activites – All Good Bro!
        But if whitey gets together, even for rather silly “Heil-fiving” socials or Selfies with faces blurred instead of duck faces – then that is vewwy vewwy vewwy serious.
        Better call in a tactical nuclear strike.

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  7. Another step of “wrong think” being put down, eating their own, a labour party stalwart who calls out the truth.
    A man who can genuinely bring an interesting point of view, and who can even admit when he is wrong. This time he has been on point on a number of issues. 🙂

    The ‘draft charge sheet’ accuses Mr Phillips of using language ‘which targets or intimidates members of ethnic or religious communities, or incites racism, including Islamophobia’.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8089767/Trevor-Phillips-suspended-Labour-Islamophobia-allegations.html

    He probably danced for years on the “head of a pin” to make his points, but just “misspoked” as step to far, and so the opportunity for the Left to do the practice of ”cancel” him.
    He was making worth while sharp points, but his party has a “reputation” and does not like being jabbe so has to be protected.

    So is this the same type of “reputation” path that the current NZ government is sending us down?
    Who is further down this track?

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    • I see Ed has started a post on this topic .
      “UK: Labour suspends anti-racism campaigner for “Islamophobia” for noting Muslim rape gangs are Muslim”
      So reposted there.

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  8. I saw part of an interview on Jones and Credlin last night that took me totally by surprise.

    Firstly because I did not see the first part of the interview I might not have the full picture, but I think I got it right.

    They were discussing the new law the Aussies want to introduce which will limit the size of transaction that can be made in cash. The limit will be A$10,000. The discussion involved talking about banks etc. and it came to talking about “bail ins” ( We all know what bail outs of banks are –using tax payer money to help the banks get out of the proverbial). But like Alan Jones I had not heard of “bail ins” –apparently this is where the banks can take YOUR assets if you are mortgaged and your cash in the bank to get themselves out of the mess. Australia passed legislation in 2018 to legalise this. Currently Pauline Hanson’s party is putting forward a Bill to remove the cash assets from being used.
    The expert they were discussing this with, quietly mentioned that NZ legislation along the same lines allows cash assets of customers to be used . Does anyone on here know of this ( I presume it is relatively new legislation –last few years) ?

    I will not pretend to understand it fully but if any finance/accounting experts out there could enlighten us all, it would be appreciated.

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  9. Wiggles, check the number of active Covid-19 cases today with 14 February.

    And report your findings. In particular tell us if there are more, or less, sick today than 14 February?

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  10. I am having some fun with my Maga stickers thanks Holy got one on the XR6 & XR8 get plenty of toots no nasty fks yet though but then i do live in Invers where sanity is still relatively prevalent amongst the fine citizens here

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  11. In case you missed this appalling display of over confidence by the PTPM in question time yesterday when Simon asked about the worsening NZ economy.

    The Prime Minister has been questioned about Treasury not yet predicting a recession when one leading bank has done, as the global economy tumbles amid COVID-19 fears.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/coronavirus-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-probed-on-lack-of-recession-advice-from-treasury.html

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    • She is far too stupid to actually know the answer to the question Waikatogirl. Worst government ever in the history of New Zealand Definitely NOT Aaa ooo tea a. Roa

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  12. Apparently Simon, in his meeting with Treasury yesterday, asked the questions of them that Cindy should have asked but didn’t.
    FFS such incompetence from SLAG is appalling, but then we have known about her abilidys, or lack of, for years now!

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    • And where was Robbo the finance minister? Ducking for cover so he doesn’t get caught in the political fallout now the economy is tanking and letting Socialist Cindy answer questions on the economy when he knows full well she is out of her depth?

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    • That was wrong of Bridges. If you say you aren’t planning something, that doesn’t rule out that in future you might do that thing. Saying that a GST increase isn’t ruled out plants in voters’ minds that this could well occur. Just saying a GST increase isn’t planned would have been sufficient – and smarter.

      When Labour introduced GST at 10 per cent it was barely noticeable. In 1989 it was raised to 12.5 per cent, and in 2010 to 15 per cent. The possibility of another rise could annoy some voters this year.

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      • Difficult to dodge the question. It is one of Garner’s go to questions for leaders of the National Party.

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      • What a shit answer.
        Should just say No Plans. No intention to do as such. No.

        And if the dickhead interviewer follows up with ‘but will you rule it out’, then repeat with;
        “I have just stated we have no plans, no intention to do this.
        It not our tax policy nor would I expect it to be.”

        If they keep at it, then they end up looking like the fool.
        Turn the question around, like speaking to a child – “We have given you our policy. Do you mean like a commitment on no change in policy, say, that if a mega-volcano burst under Auckland, you want us to state an imaginary policy bottom line for any future hypothetical?”

        I like this excellent line from True Grit:
        “I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexing enough”.

        Maybe these professional Politicians need some coaching around how to not be lead around by the nose, and in 30 seconds make sure they hit the mark around what THEY want to say. Not what the interviewer wants to obtain.

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  13. Political bias by green supporter shows in TVNZ interview

    Bridges reiterates plan to scrap thousands of regulations will improve lives of renters, small business owners

    Simon Bridges says National’s plans to scrap regulations will leave people better off as it’s the renters and small businesses being hurt by the Government’s “red tape”.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/bridges-pledges-start-scrapping-thousands-regulations-improve-lives-renters-small-business-owners?auto=6140217856001

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  14. Giacomo Grasselli – a senior Italian government health official who is coordinating the network of intensive care units in Lombardy – explains the “critical” situation in Italy, brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mrPHO-nkVE
    Coronavirus ‘worse than a bomb’ on Italy, says doctor coordinating response

    “The most critical move is containment to prevent an outbreak.”

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  15. Public Service Announcement
    PSA

    This Friday 10am to midday
    ACT hosting Don Brash as speaker.
    At Mt Eden AKL
    RSVP by Thurs (tomorrow)

    An Invitation to “Recollections from the Reserve Bank” with former Governor, Dr Don Brash

    As part of my role as the MP for Epsom, I hold regular meetings giving the opportunity for local residents to hear from a range of informative speakers on a variety of topics.
    For the second in this series of meetings, I have invited Dr Don Brash, former Governor of the Reserve Bank to talk about his thoughts on the economy and monetary matters generally. I will be hosting Don at the Augusta Café on Friday, 13 March.

    Morning tea will be served from 10am, with the meeting beginning at 10:30am. The Augsta Café overlooks the Auckland Grammar School hockey turf and is located at 5 Normanby Road, Mount Eden.
    If you are interested in attending this event, my office would appreciate RSVPs by Thursday, 12 March. RSVPs can be made to mpepsom@parliament.govt.nz or to 09 522 7464.

    I am also asking for pre-submitted questions first so we can maximise the time available. Please email your questions to mpepsom@parliament.govt.nz.

    David Seymour
    MP for Epsom

    and a bit more warning:
    Wednesday, 25 March
    10:30am to noon
    HE Dr Itzhak Gerberg
    Ambassador of Israel
    St Barnabas Anglican Hall

    I trust Kea can fly in to that !

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      • This is where Mr Seymour voted to allow the good citizens to keep their guns after a one off event by a foreign national, one Brenton Tarrant.

        This would be useful if they could protect their property with a suitable deterrent.
        Say hello to my little friend……..

        The cops wont ‘serve and protect’ .
        They have already established last October that they will stand by as the likes of XR smash up property.
        Coppies only action – tell law abiding citizens to cower at home while the cops watch the criminals go about their destruction.
        That is where we are at.

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  16. “Democracy” in New Zealand
    The passing of the law allowing people to protest at abortion clinics.

    “But a second attempt by ACT leader David Seymour was more successful essentially by accident, when an amendment removing essential functions of the safe areas was passed by a simple voice vote. This means MPs simply yelled out their preference, and because nobody called for votes to be actually counted the amendment was passed based on whose voices sounded louder.”

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    • Despite the title, this is quite informative, and bases things in the short, medium, and long term, and just what is involved, in doing nothing, or how eventually find a basis of how to control it, and then live with CoVid-19,
      And easy slow pace style of explanation and leaves one to figure out for themselves; just what & where this will work out.

      Coronavirus expert: ‘War is an appropriate analogy’
      https://youtu.be/dcJDpV-igjs
      19 minutes 52 seconds. : Mar 6, 2020
      CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Dr Richard Hatchett explains the long-term dangers of the Covid-19 coronavirus – saying it’s the scariest outbreak he’s dealt with in his 20-year career.

      It ranges through from the individual, community, country, and just what it may take.

      To be complacent? will not work., but then some societies, believe very differently and have another sense of values.

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  17. I understand the petition to release the government report on “grooming gangs” is over 100, 000 now and therefore:-

    Official petitions which break 10,000 signatures require an official response from the government — which has not yet been given — and petitions which
    break 100,000 signatures much be considered for a full parliamentary debate.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/09/petition-release-suppressed-govt-report-grooming-gangs-smashes-80000/

    This will be from the voters that swung from Labour and so swept the Tory Boris Johnson into full power.
    How will the politicians try & sidestep this?

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  18. One may wonder why the Labour Party and sex are so much involved in cover ups?
    This in Germany has been going on for decades.
    Not talked up much, though a feminist did black eye him, as covers of studies, peer reviews, etc.. are so important to the academia. ethics pffft. 🙁

    one of the advocates of “emancipatory” youth work and one of the representatives of sex education in the 1960s and 1970s. In his work as a court expert and expert on child and adolescent sexuality, he gained fame in specialist circles.
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Kentler&prev=search

    Kentler was well praised by many others.

    ….. successfully argued they would be “head over heels in love” with their new father figures. ……
    ….. The academic argued youngsters “almost always more seriously damaged” by their abusers being prosecuted than by the abuse itself. …..
    ….. Kentler was given official blessing for a pilot that paved the way for the experiment. ……

    …… Four years ago the Berlin Senate commissioned a public inquiry into the scandal being carried out by experts at Göttingen University.
    But this is still ongoing and the final report is nowhere near being published. …

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11098103/berlin-foster-experiments-kids-deliberately-paedos-sex-abuse-good/

    So the system of another public inquiry (a good little earner) is buried and in various ways seems to be not responsible and unaccountable.
    Handy to dish out other peoples tax payers, money, as compensation.
    The tax payer would not have had a bar of this in the first place.

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  19. With the tanking economy the COL can feel their ideology slipping through their fingers and they don’t like it. Their desperation is showing in their demands to carry on despite everything turning against them.

    PM accuses Simon Bridges of ‘scaremongering’ with ‘irresponsible’ coronavirus criticism

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern accused National Party leader Simon Bridges of scaremongering and being irresponsible when he challenged the Government on its coronavirus plan in Parliament today.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/pm-accuses-simon-bridges-scaremongering-irresponsible-coronavirus-criticism?auto=6140327542001

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    • Dorothy Robertson’s answer to the economic headwinds:

      Close your eyes and click your heels together three times
      (Wizard of Oz)

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  20. Unlike many parts of the Western world NZ does not have a specific plan for Coronavirus but is rolling out it’s standard Influenza pandemic plan.

    Simon Bridges calls for travel ban on visitors from coronavirus-stricken South Korea, Italy

    National is calling for tougher restrictions that would ban tourists from South Korea and Italy visiting New Zealand during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/simon-bridges-calls-travel-ban-visitors-coronavirus-stricken-south-korea-italy-v1?auto=6140313470001

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    • I watched parliament tv today. I noted that Robinson now has 3 chins and almost no neck, Faafoi has no neck at all and looks 8 months pregnant, with quadruplets, Mallard was playing favourites again with Liarbour, and the drunken midget in the front row thinks he is a comedian. The dirty little scrote couldnt even give a straight answer to a simple question. Cindy was her petulant self.

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      • That is what I said about Kris Fatfois gras last week on here.
        One mars bar away from a heart attack.

        and you know how they make Foie gras !

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      • When was the last time the prick gave a straight answer without abusing the opposition..?
        Probably after a pissy lunch at Bellamys before stumbling his way into the house !~

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  21. Latest from The Taxpayers Union, sorry about the length.

    “Napier Mayor gives a golden handshake to booted Chief Executive, refuses to confirm the amount 🤝
    Napier golden handshake”

    The Napier City Council has ignored the more than 500 locals who added their name to our petition against the Council giving disgraced Napier City Council CEO Wayne Jack, a golden handshake.
    Last week the Council announced his ‘resignation’ and that Mr Jack is off to Australia to takeover as CEO of another Council. But what the Mayor didn’t mention, and what the Taxpayers’ Union can confirm, is that far from being a ‘resignation’ the Council paid big bucks for the departure and is trying to keep the deal under wraps.
    We say it’s not a resignation when you’re using ratepayer money to pay for it. Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise was being cute with the truth in her attempts to keep this deal out of the media. While we’ve confirmed the deal, the Council refuses to tell us how much the payment is. We hear it was more than half a million, which, in the circumstances of landing straight into another job is totally unjustified.

    “Taxpayers’ Union expose the Quit Group greed – hoarding millions of taxpayer funds
    Paul Callaghan swandiving”

    On Monday we went public with information we obtained about taxpayer funded anti-smoking charity, the Quit Group, who are hoarding $2.8 million in taxpayer funds, despite no longer providing services to the Government, and refusing to hand over the money to anti-smoking initiatives the funding was meant for.
    Instead the ‘charity’, which has been dormant for five years, has been sitting on the money and paying themselves handsomely – $72,000 to board members per year split between the four of them.
    To make things worse, the Chair of Quit Group is none other than Chris Cunningham (pictured), who was recently investigated by Charities Services for running up $128,000 in travel and entertainment expenses as Chair of the Hepatitis Foundation. So much for serving the community…

    Radio New Zealand went large on the story: Quit Group charity still paying board members five years after shutting down.

    📣 Forcing the Prime Minister to respond…
    PM quote

    The coverage led to questions being posed to the Prime Minister at her Post-Cabinet Press Conference. Yesterday, Prime Minister Ardern was publicly backing the Taxpayers’ Union, saying the charity should give the money back and shut down if it does not plan to fulfil its social obligation.
    Even those in the tobacco control sector climbed in to back us, with the episode being described as a ‘shocking waste’ by ASH.
    This morning the Quit Group finally fronted, putting forward their Deputy Chair (perhaps no one could find Professor Cunningham?).
    In what turned into a car crash interview, the Deputy Chair refused to say how much she has been paid, but finally the Group committed to putting the money where it belongs. Take a listen here: Quit Group deputy chair on cash reserves.
    For five years officials at the Ministry of Health hadn’t been able to force the Quit Group to pay the money back. But within 72 hours of your humble Taxpayers’ Union publicly exposing the group’s actions this rort has been defeated.

    “Green Party hypocrisy”
    Speaking of shining the light where those in power don’t like it, last week Parliament released the latest round of MP’s travel spending. It didn’t take long for us to figure it out: while the Greens call for a ‘climate emergency’ apparently flying on the taxpayer dollar is just fine.
    You see, the Green MPs are on average the highest spenders on airfares.
    After pointing this out, Heather du Plessis-Allan picked up the matter (see Jet-setting Greens’ credibility is up in the air). Youth station bFM put questions directly to James Shaw on the hypocrisy – his excuses were as abundant as the air miles (even calling those who pointed out the figures ‘right-wing trolls’).

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  22. Yep.

    Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery

    He said that priests and bishops had abused nuns, but said the Church was aware of the “scandal” and was “working on it”, adding that a number of clerics had been suspended.
    He said the Church was attempting to address the problem but said it was “still going on”.

    Last November, the Catholic Church’s global organisation for nuns denounced the “culture of silence and secrecy” that prevented them from speaking out.

    The Pope’s comments come amid long-running cases of sexual abuse of children and young men by priests at the Church.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-47134033

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    • They will burn in the fires of HELL
      ….unless they go to confession; then it is all hunky dory 🙂

      Re nuns.
      It is not like the Magdalene Sisters of Ireland have any claim to decency after the way they treated vulnerable young (pregnant) women.
      Shit, treat pregnant women like that and you deserve to be smashed to the ground, male or female. Total scum.
      The catholic thing is just sick and people pick on the Moonies and Scientologists.
      go figure.

      Note: more charges being lined up for Crimindal Pell in Australia.
      His people are making a court appeal today on the existing conviction.

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    • Are there no depths to which the Holy See will not plunge? They have the gall to brainwash little children into guilt for being human then systematically sexually abuse them, sometimes for the term of their wretched lives.

      The Catholic Church is nothing but a recruitment centre for an endless supply of innocents to be abused by its priests.

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  23. Ooops.
    Two NRL stars suspended for bringing teen girls back to their team hotel met one of them at an earlier visit to their high school.
    Bulldogs officials admitted Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor took the girls inside during the club’s visit to Port Macquarie, NSW, last month.

    Uncle Hone had better tell young Corey to use Harrison-Naera surname in the meantime !!

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    • “Our Prime Minister must think we’re much smarter than Italy, Japan, China, the UK and everyone else at pandemic control. In letting large gatherings, concerts and public events to go ahead she is ultimately exposing our loved ones and assuming a risk nobody can reasonably measure. We know an infected person attended the Tool concert at Spark Arena on Feb 28th. He’s now in isolation, so hopefully he won’t be at WOMAD.

      Iranians are coming to New Zealand for the Christchurch event. The Pasifika event welcomes families living in multi-family living situations who can’t easily self-isolate. Mosh-pits are hotbeds of involuntary fluid swapping.

      Ardern has made the wrong call on this one. I’m not happy that she is increasing the risks to the older folks in my life. I urge her to get her head around the wonder of compounding growth rates.”

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      • But as long as the bobble headed retard looks good with her vacuous virtue signaling then it’s okay.

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    • I was stunned to hear her say on the news today, in Cov-19 context ‘NZ has some of the strictest border controls in place’.
      Since when? Compared with whom? Does she mean in terms of what the government has done about Cov19 specifically? – this is a joke!

      All is well. Economy is robust. Suddenly we have a high performing health system, our border controls are the envy of the world.
      It’s almost like the Labour party can sleep walk us to economic prosperity and fully insulate us from the Cov-19 impacts at the same time.

      Stunned that these people seem to believe themselves.
      Sad to say, with leadership like this, we might as well turn to prayer.

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  24. Cornavirus has undergone mutation into two distinct strains, and one of them is far more aggressive than the other, according to scientists. This development may slow global attempts to develop a viable vaccine.

    RELATED: LATEST UPDATES ON WUHAN’S DEADLY CORONAVIRUS
    Coronavirus: “L” and “S” types

    Researchers at Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai witnessed the deadly virus evolve into two major lineages — called “L” and “S” types.

    The “S-type” is the older, milder and less infectious type, while the evolved “L-type” spreads more rapidly, and presently accounts for roughly 70% of cases. While the L strain seemed to be more prevalent than the S strain, the S-type of the coronavirus is the ancestral version, reports The Guardian.

    Genetic analysis of a man residing in the U.S. who was confirmed infected with coronavirus on Jan. 21 demonstrated to scientists that double-infection is possible.

    In other words, anyone can be infected with both types.
    Early origin of mutation

    The scientists who carried out the genetic analysis used 103 samples of the virus, taken from patients in Wuhan and other cities. This suggests that both the L and S strains emerged early in the early days of the coronavirus, according to The Guardian.

    It’s important to note that all viruses mutate over time, and the virus causing COVID-19 is no exception. In other words, while it’s natural to be dismayed, this was and is an expected development.

    How widespread it ultimately becomes depends on the evolutionary process of natural selection — the types capable of propagating fastest and most efficiently within the human body achieve the most “success.”

    There are no further updates as of yet, but be sure to return here for the latest developments on the increasingly-global spread of the deadly coronavirus.
    https://interestingengineering.com/coronavirus-has-mutated-into-more-aggressive-infection-say-scientists

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  25. PSA

    With coronavirus about and hitting the older segment harder it would be wise to have you Will up to date.
    A lot of old geezers, geezeresses and gender neutral geez’s on YSB.
    Italian hospitals not even bothering if you are over 65.*

    https://sorted.org.nz/guides/protecting-wealth/wills/

    https://communitylaw.org.nz/community-law-manual/chapter-10-wills/making-a-will/

    Make your intentions clear.
    Don’t assume the lawyer understands, but you can do a Will yourself.
    Worth reviewing every five years anyway.
    Marriage breakups and reconnecting make things movable.
    A lot of people don’t provide clearly for their bio children when re-marrying or getting tied up again.
    I saw this 18 months ago for person I know who passed away. Very messy.
    Many new ‘partners’ do not give a flying figcake about your kids that have never lived with them.

    The current market fall might alter portfolio values as well.

    *Patients above 65, or younger with comorbidities, are not even assessed by ITU, I am not saying not tubed, I’m saying not assessed and no ITU staff attends when they arrest. (Italy)

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    • …..”and gender neutral geez’s on YSB”……

      It’s not so much that we’re neutral. It’s just that sex is an academic exercise & gender is hardly worth worrying about anymore. 🙂

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    • So the judge said Slater defamed Craig.
      He awards no damages.
      I wonder where this will stand in any upcoming cases.. ie Precedent wise.

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    • If all the facts were the same, but Craig was Jewish, they would all be supporting him here, while screeching hysterically about “anti semitism”.

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      • Crap. If Craig were Jewish the only difference would be that he was a “Jewish”, moralistic, socially conservative, religious, two faced retard who wanted to cheat on his wife with a younger woman.

        Any semetic blood he had would be unimportant & in any case totally eclipsed by his hypocrisy.

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        • No. The double standard has been displayed here way too many times for that to be credible.

          No one here will condemn any wrong of jews. Be it pedophilia, restricting free speech or terrorism. Instead they shoot the messenger.

          That ONLY happens with Jews.

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          • ……”No one here will condemn any wrong of jews”……

            Not true. I & I suggest a few others will condemn paedophilia, censorship or terrorism threatened or practised by anyone be they Jew or Inuit.

            But we need proof & by proof I mean more than very isolated instances.

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          • Bullshit, there are a number of people on here who hold no truck with religious special treatment – of any flavour.

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            • Pascal, lies.

              The thing is, its people like this who have turned against jews. Jews know that about them. They dont trust the fickle goyim penchant for persecution.

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              • We’ve had this discussion before. You were wrong then, you’re wrong now. Even if you think you are, because you don’t know me, or what I think or feel. You’re just making a generalization and applying it at whim because of your own prejudices.

                Be smarter, bird.

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  26. Firearms licences were among personal details breached in Tuia250 security failure
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/firearms-licences-were-among-personal-details-breached-in-tuia250-security-failure.html

    “That’s not good,” Dr Reti said. “Why was it kept secret?”

    The Prime Minister told Newshub: “Ultimately, we had to manage that the breach itself was very problematic.”

    The National Party says the timing is fishy.

    “I think it’s because Jacinda Ardern knew a gun register was going to be announced in three weeks’ time and she didn’t want to look unreliable or incompetent,” Dr Reti said.

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  27. Moving the venue inside a stadium but they say not for security reasons??????

    Location change for Christchurch terrorist attack remembrance service
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/remembrance-service-christchurch-terrorist-attack-victims-changes-location?auto=6140300706001

    The service to remember the 51 people who died after the March 15, 2019 attack, Ko Tatou Tatou We Are One will be held at Horncastle Arena instead of North Hagley Park.

    Christchurch City Councillor Matt Nichols denied security concerns were behind the move, telling 1 NEWS it’s due to wet weather being forecast for Sunday.

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    • Fake news.

      It is a stage show to celebrate Arderns vulgar display of fake caring.

      Don’t drag the poor buggers who were victims into this disgusting spectacle.

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    • She’s realised the turnout will be poor, so is pulling everyone indoors to make the crowd appear larger. At the same time putting them at far greater risk of infection.

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    • You would have to be brain dead to go to it.
      If you are that brain dead then you are not much use to the human race.

      bye bye. Have a nice funeral.

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      • See how the media has been hyping it up and ranting about the far right?

        Last election Labour attacked the right for having immigrants in their party and promised to half immigration. While Winston rambled about the terrible muslims.

        Bunch of hypocrites and the media is not calling them out.

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  28. Its been interesting seeing the massive censorship of stories about Covid-19 by search engines and YouTube.

    Google and YouTube have admitted it. But now the alt left are complaining about encrypted messaging apps.

    They want 100% control to fight misinformation and protect us.

    Bwaaaahahaha 😅

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    • BBC
      Buggering British Children.

      The most evil of outfits the BBC.
      Covered for the necrophiliac Jimmy Savile
      Employed Rolf Harris.
      These are just the admitted deviancy

      Want to scrap licence fee to the over 75s. How desperate is that.
      Compulsory fee for gutter press.

      Had a lot of ’employees’ on dodgy contracts where they paid the ‘salary’ to Isle pf Man and Channel Is companies and when the tax office overturned as a tax dodge it said to the employees ‘you are on your own’

      Buggered up top Gear.
      No doubt not the only buggery going on.

      I wont even say Fake News.
      It does not go near news.
      It is propaganda.

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  29. More Coronavirus Censorship: Social Media Companies Partner With WHO To Censor Info

    “We’re focused on making sure everyone can access credible and accurate information,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement this week.

    “If you search for coronavirus on Facebook, you’ll see a pop-up that directs you to the World Health Organization or your local health authority for the latest information.”

    We all know this is elitist speak for “you’ll read and hear what we want you to read and hear.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/more-coronavirus-censorship-social-media-companies-partner-who-censor-info

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  30. For all the bacon Connisours on YSB.
    You can now get an automatic bacon cooker that makes crispy strips in minutes

    f there’s one item of food that’s almost universally loved among meat eaters, it’s bacon. I mean, aside from cheese, pizza, and chocolate, I’d say the salt-cured pork slices are some of the most mouthwatering pieces of food in existence.

    So I’m always going to welcome a product which makes cooking the heavenly treat a total cinch.

    https://vt.co/lifestyle/you-can-now-get-an-automatic-bacon-cooker-that-makes-crispy-strips-in-minutes/?utm_source=vt&utm_medium=junglecreations&utm_campaign=post&fbclid=IwAR0Sg60fQC8Wy37-LKq0EscPRypEhigLIt9Vo24GvHsZZT8SxtaF97RozYE

    “The Bacon Master delivers perfect crispy bacon every time. The Bacon Master has been specifically designed to slow cook your bacon to a perfect crisp. What is so unique about the bacon master is that bacon is laid vertically on a nonstick surface. This causes the bacons grease to drain off to the bottom, leaving your bacon crispy, crunchy and downright delicious.

    That’s a seller.

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  31. David Seymour
    ·

    If the Prime Minister’s own department can’t keep your information safe, what chance do Police have of safely registering one million firearms? Time for the Government to drop its proposal for a gun register.

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    • Gun register basically consists of gay cis-policemen in pastel shirts going around to your house demanding to see your piece. So far they have been very impressed with it’s length. I’ve had 8 cops +1 me on Grindr in the last week

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  32. I’m telling you, Carol, I’ve never been happier, ” Betty told her friend. “I have two boyfriends. One is just fabulous…handsome, sensitive, caring & considerate.

    “What in the world do you need the second one for?”

    “Oh,” Betty replied, “the second one is straight.

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