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  1. And a very good morning to you all, my fellow YSB-ers.

    ‘Tis Saturday, so you can all sleep-in (Especially the ‘Pensioners’), but not for too long, since Luxflakes is still in charge (At least in his own mind), the NWO is still trying to control us and the NIWA-imposed drought has broken (It’s raining).

    Despite all of that, have a great day (When you finally arise), keep safe, and (As always) DLTBGYD.

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    • Komata, th bloodypensioners sleep in everyday. Us poor working class bums can choose to do that if the lady of the house allows.
      Without her of course we working men still have to do the washing, organize the food, mow the lawns, tidy the garden, make the bed wash the floors and so on.
      A great mans work is never done. But those pensioners well they have aalllll week to get that done and I’d reckon it doesn’t so they get nagged to death.

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  2. May the wet weekend begin.
    Time to start preparing accounts for the financial year ending March 31, 2024.

    I have got to get some better accounting software…

    I am not going to enjoy this.

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    • Know what ya mean. In fact if it wasn’t for IRD wanting more and more of our money and the banks wanting more and more of our data we wouldn’t have to do this shit.
      Imagine the cost saving for all of us. and the time we could be doing some nice or useful.

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  3. i see the greens “investigation” has now officially become a sham due to the lawyer refusing to interview and investigate a key witness/victim who finally decided to co operate… the lawyers excuse is itll drag the investigation out too much.
    ffs its taken too fucking long now so whats an extra week or 2? itll be time and money well spent if it ensures the slave owning maori bitch gets the sack.
    hopefully with the rest of the claims and statements its enough to do the trick but me thinks the lawyer is trying to not get her fired.

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  4. This morning on Facebook one of those memories from a page 3 years ago pops up as facebook has them do.

    In this case it a post with a yellow background and it it I had said.
    “Finally out of Facebook jail. What a sad feature that is”

    I just had to repost it I really did. Just so we remember. but I added a comment.

    The internet never forgets. Fabulous that their memories come back to prove the Truth.

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  5. Just made the mistake of reading about John Campbell’s latest road trip to the far north over on One news. He started in Kaikohe interviewing the usual suspects about how poor everyone is. He then popped up to Kaitaia to find out how deprived everyone was at the local high school, then down to Broadwood for another dose of extraordinary poverty. He then took the car ferry from Kohukohu to Rawene, he didn’t bother mentioning Kohukohu probably because the place is full of lefty artists who overcharge the tourists so is doing quite well. He also forgot to mention the fairly large hospital in Rawene or the fact that the Kawakawa hospital has just been done up to a very high standard. Anyway, he gets back to Kaikohe and interviews the mayor who assures him the government is hell bent on destroying everything which is not surprising considering he signed the mayoral letter. A quick question for Mr. Campbell, when you went to Kaitaia you probably drove through Waipapa, Maunganui, Taipa, Coopers beach, and even Awanui. All these places are doing quite well thank you. For a bit of balance he could have mentioned a few other places like Kerikeri, Paihia, Russell, Opua and Kawakawa who are doing fine, but I suppose that wouldn’t fit his lefty narrative or help him spread his utter hatred of the government. He is nothing but a brainwashed bell end who should be put out to pasture.

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    • There’s a large chunk of the population that have no idea what is happening in the real world. I mentioned to a friend about the invasion by millions of illegals into the States across the southern border. She has a brother living in Texas but had NO IDEA, was totally unaware of who they were or where they were coming from or how they were transported into the US once across the border or the powder keg in Chicago with the local poor resenting the invaders being kept warm, fed, housed while they are ignored so threatening to even the score.

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  6. I watched this last night and she rambles a bit but but that’s because the medical issues have so many variables to each individual. it is very interesting if you have any symptoms you can’t pin down. The immune system and the intestinal track are still a mystery and doctors are baffled how to treat these patients.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYUV5cwysM8
    Mast cell activation syndrome

    Dr. John Campbell

    Dr Tina Peers is a physician with a special interest an inflammatory condition called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and chronic fatigue. In this video Dr. Peers presents information that indicates MCAS is much more common than most doctors believe. She follows principles agreed by the key workers and opinion leaders in the MCAS field. This allows Dr. peers to practice treatment strategies that can transform many lives for the better

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  7. What to do with a problem like Kāinga Ora

    05:00am
    Kāinga Ora under-performing, review finds
    The eight-member Kāinga Ora board will be refreshed after an independent review found the social housing agency was lacking in transparency and had poor understanding of its effect on tenants.
    The eight-member Kāinga Ora board will be refreshed after an independent review found the social housing agency was lacking in transparency and had poor understanding of its effect on tenants.

    Stuff looks to publish a diverse range of opinions. Sometimes we’ll publish opinions you disagree with. That’s healthy.

    Social media might create echo chambers. Good journalism should not.

    Our policy is that our own journalists rarely write opinion pieces. Most of our commentary is from freelance writers or specialists. You can read more about Stuff’s policy on managing opinion here.

    Damien Grant is an Auckland business owner and a regular opinion contributor for Stuff, writing from a libertarian perspective.

    OPINION: I do like a good governmental annual report. They are interchangeable for the most part; shining faces smiling at other shining faces, all with wonderful teeth and enjoying a wonderful life thanks to the honest hard work of the Ministry for Administrative Development.

    Mostly the faces are brown. It isn’t clear why but I suspect that many Wellington civil servants believe brown people would be living in cardboard huts and eating boiled cabbage without government assistance.

    Paternalism is a nasty form of racism that wraps the do-gooder in a cloak of virtue whilst hiding their contempt for those they are tossing alms.
    Few agencies display this better than Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. Formerly this was called Housing New Zealand and it is in the news because someone asked Sir Bill English to have a look under the hood.

    I don’t know why this was necessary. For all of my criticism of the state, its various agencies produce excellent reports that tell you exactly how badly they are performing.

    Sir Bill produced his own report. It wasn’t as good as the one produced by Kāinga Ora itself and his recommendations were weaker than homeopathic wine.

    Let’s look at the numbers produced by the agency.
    It owns 72,000 houses with 185,000 residents therein. Or ‘customers’ as Kāinga Ora calls them. They are wrong about that. A customer, according to my dictionary is ‘someone who buys’, although there is an informal definition to cover a ‘cool customer’, but I think we are off track.

    Kāinga Ora’s 72,000 houses are worth $45 billion. From this they receive $526m in rental income. That is a return of 1%. These ‘customers’ are not buying anything.

    Sir Bill, in his report shows revenue of just over $2b, which is true, but most of this revenue was ‘Crown income-related rent subsidy’. A transfer direct from Treasury to reflect the difference between the market rent and what the tenant actually pays.
    On top of this the Crown funds capital spend, running at $3b annually. Kainga Ora spends more on repairs and maintenance than it receives in rent. On average, it gets $140 a week from each residential property.

    Are we to believe that 3.5% of the population are unable to cover more than a nominal contribution to the cost of their housing, or is it more likely that there is no incentive to enforce financial discipline?

    It is, I am suggesting, easier to give people free housing when the taxpayer is covering the cost than make a serious effort to access the financial capability of your ‘customer’.

    English did observe that the current scenario was unsustainable and needed to be addressed, and I’d have some confidence in his analysis if the situation was materially better at the end of his nine years in government. But from what I can see from the old Housing New Zealand reports it was a mess back in 2017. The only serious change has been the name.

    The problem with National is they believe the solution to a poorly run government agency is to put people like them in charge, which is why he suggests a refresh of the board and some managerial improvements. This will not work because the model remains the same; the state micromanaging the lives of those it deems unfit to manage their own affairs.

    Why not do something that will have a material improvement of the lives of those 185,000 Kiwis living almost rent-free in state accommodation. Why not sell them their houses? The nominal value of the assets is $45b, but the state is losing money on this investment. So long as we recover the $15b in debt the Crown will be better off in cash terms and so will most of the current tenants.

    National claims to be the party of personal responsibility. Here is an opportunity to do something consistent with that ideology. Sell the state houses. Give those 185,000 people a stake in New Zealand beyond being a beneficiary of other people’s tax dollars.

    Give them an opportunity to own something that is theirs, a legacy for their children, the chance to build capital and wealth.
    People who own property take care of it. They maintain, improve, and treasure what is theirs. Giving those in state houses, many who have had challenging lives, the chance to take an economic stake in this beautiful country would be the most powerful change beyond improving education that Wellington can achieve for those trapped on the margins of society.

    Neither Labour or National are attracted to this idea because they both hold in silent contempt those living in state accommodation and believe their quality of life is dependent on the generosity of the state and the wise management of Wellington civil servants.

    They are wrong. It is easy to write people off, which is what leaving them in state housing does. It is harder to take a risk on them, but we should. No-one can succeed without an opportunity. Believing in someone is often all that is needed to help them believe in themselves. Let’s do that.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/politics/350287662/what-do-problem-kainga-ora

    bob clarkson Propossed this way back when. Key & co including Williamson wouldn’t have a bar of it. Bob actually proposed that they give these people the houses and that would save the taxpayer a lot of money if they stopped the rent subsidy as well.

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      • Bullshit. In fact the Wairarapa retired cocky, broken down from a lifetime’s worth of hard physical yakka, would agree totally with this statement;

        “People who own property take care of it. They maintain, improve, and treasure what is theirs. ”

        This is why he opposes the greedy, grasping old coots who attend every auction for entry level housing, bidding just enough to deny ownership to nesters, in order to build up their leveraged portfolio of poorly maintained slum rentals.

        Families & society are the losers when home ownership is denied to those who desire it.

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    • The Board at KO is responsible for its performance, Govt provides the resource in cash and should oversea the operation and neither have performed well. Time for a new approach, new Board and New closer and prasctical oversight from Govt. KO Tenants who fail to pay their rent $141 a week is a pittenace and damage the properrty or threaten neighbours should be disbarred from state funded housing for five years and re admittance based on a large bond to ensure they carry out their responsibilities as tenants. If that means they become homeless so be it actions have consequences.

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    • “Social media might create echo chambers. Good journalism should not.

      Our policy is that our own journalists rarely write opinion pieces. Most of our commentary is from freelance writers or specialists. You can read more about Stuff’s policy on managing opinion here. ”

      Utter BS. They clearly do not read their own publication —-just about everything in Stuff , especially that related to politics, is opinion pieces

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    • People who get things for free never care for them, they believe that if they receive something without paying anything, they think as it was free they don’t need to change their attitude. All free stuff. They won’t care for their property. Yes it might give the Government some money but at the end of the day these people are pretty hopeless cases and have no intention to change their circumstances. They won’t insure the houses so when they have a fire or two the government will have to support them again, they won’t pay rates and how are they to pay their drug or booze bill?????

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      • All the people who have commented on this thread have missed the salient point. Governments be they Labour or National, are hostage to bleeding heart journalists.

        At the hint of a poor brown family being shitcanned from their state rental for rent arrears, wilful damage, assaulting neighbours or whatever the commo scribblers start on a variation of “will no-one think of the children?”

        This immediately inspires a U turn & the status quo, no matter how bad, is deemed preferable to adverse publicity……rinse & repeat.

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        • “….are hostage to bleeding heart journalists ”

          I would alter that to “… allow themselves to be hostage to bleeding heart journalists”

          You are right for most MPs nasska but I think many of them could take a few lessons from Shane and Winston. They, at least, are having a good go at pushing back.

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          • Good point. The ability of Winston’s political antennae to detect moves in public perceptions never wavers & Shane’s backbone coupled with his contrarian nature allow him free rein to follow his instincts.

            They are a glimmer of light in the darkness this timid, woke poll-driven administration represents.

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    • The ginger whinger, sausage rolll muncher is the last one left out of the bitches caball of power!
      Don’t forget that he was there through out her rein and still pops on the telly and in print, with no regrets or shame! The fact that he has not been rolled tells you of the state of labor today!

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  8. What a coincidence?
    The WHO’s Pandemic Treaty And A Bird Flu Crisis Are Both Arriving At The Same Time?
    The global pandemic treaty will give the World Health Organization far more authority than it had during the last pandemic?
    (No shit Sherlock)
    Governments of the world today agreed to continue working on a proposed pandemic agreement, and to further refine the draft, ahead of the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly that starts 27 May 2024.( All in our best interests of course?)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/whos-pandemic-treaty-and-bird-flu-crisis-are-both-arriving-same-time

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  9. This week on our podcast is a special Budget edition with our friend from the New Zealand Initiative, Eric Crampton.

    Eric is the Initiative’s Chief Economist and provides a much welcome voice of reason to counter some the economic illiteracy often espoused by politicians. In this episode, Eric and Jordan discuss what they think the Government should focus on in the budget and what they need to do to wind back the spending that was ratcheted up by Grant Robertson over COVID.

    Whether it’s spending, the growth in the number of bureaucrats, or the ‘brutal job cuts’, Eric provides a useful analysis that really puts the union, bureaucracy and opposition fear-mongering into perspective.

    https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/tt_eric_crampton?utm_campaign=240524_newsletter_callum&utm_medium=email&utm_source=taxpayers

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  10. Sooner or later this hellhole of the West Coast is going to be taken apart. In the latest example of the inhumane treatment of inmates by their religious leaders & tormenters the Coroners Court is hearing evidence of the circumstances behind the suicide of a deaf & probably mentally ill teenage boy. His sister has testified:

    ……”If he had grown up outside the community, he would have had more help in school, proper opportunities and more resources to help him cope with his anger, she said.

    “His entire life would have been different to what it was in Gloriavale.

    “In Gloriavale, your whole life is dictated and managed for you. Someone who wants to have their own way, who is stubborn, or ‘rebellious’ as the leaders call it… If they’re constantly being put down, then of course they’re going to have outbursts of anger.” “……

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/05/24/gloriavale-inquest-outbursts-were-due-to-the-way-he-was-treated/

    Those who run such establishments are invariably psychopaths with a layer of Godcrap to hide their true intentions. When this lot are gone the world will be a better place.

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    • Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man. Man may be civilized, in some degree, without great progress in manufactures and with little commerce with his distant neighbours. But without the cultivation of the earth, he is, in all countries, a savage. Until he gives up the chase, and fixes himself in some place and seeks a living from the earth, he is a roaming barbarian. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.

      Daniel Webster – On the Agriculture of England (1840)

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  11. If you are bored, locked inside with the cold weather, have a look at the series of short videos Julian Batchelor is putting out on his site “Stop Co Governance” about all the things going on behind the scenes. The most recent look carefully at an interview with Tama Potaka on a Maori TV program. Potaka and his ideology , in my view, is a massive danger to NZ.

    Here is a link to the latest video.

    https://stopcogovernance.kiwi/blog/potaka-the-waitangi-tribunal-the-coup-and-the-national-partys-loss-of-control-part-6/

    Note how Potaka says any agreement with the Crown on a historical dispute is not the end of it —the issue continues with time.
    This not a newly held view, I first came across it after the Tainui Settlement when I said to a couple of very prominent Maori guys that it was good news, a major step in the right direction. Their reply was “no we / our generation cannot speak for future generations, they may not agree” . So an agreement or contract with these Maori elite is not worth the paper it is written on.

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  12. A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two drops of water.
    As the bartender gives her the drink she says, “I’m on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday and it’s today…”
    The bartender says, “Well, since it’s your birthday, I’ll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on me.”
    As the woman finishes her drink, the woman to her right says, “I would like to buy you a drink, too”.
    The old woman says, “Thank you. Bartender, I want a Scotch with two drops of water
    “Coming up,” says the bartender.
    As she finishes that drink, the man to her left says, “I would like to buy you one, too.”
    The old woman says, “Thank you. Bartender, I want another Scotch with two drops of water.”
    “Coming right up,” the bartender says.
    As he gives her the drink, he says, “Ma’am, I’m dying of curiosity, why the Scotch with only two drops of water?”
    The old woman replies, “Sonny, when you’re my age, you’ve learned how to hold your liquor. Holding your water, however, is a whole other issue.”

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  13. Tens of thousands of pensioners still paying off student loans, government figures show
    Tens of thousands of people past retirement age are still paying off their student loans, government figures show.

    Christchurch woman Sarah, who does not want to be identified, has been paying off a student loan for much of her adult life.

    She initially completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology and geography and has an event management qualification, too. She graduated with about $40,000 in debt.

    She has since paid that down to $5000 but is now facing the prospect of adding to it again so she can retrain as a teacher.

    “I do find it demoralising to be 40 still with a loan. I feel like I’ll never get ahead and I made so many decisions that just did not set me up to be financially successful.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/tens-of-thousands-of-pensioners-still-paying-off-student-loans-government-figures-show/32L556AS5VHGDH6AZQGPCOYAJU/

    So took out a loan and didn’t make an effort to repay it. too hard it seems.

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    • I think I’ve identified the problem:

      ……”She initially completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology and geography and has an event management qualification, too”…….

      Now if she’d gone for a degree in science or agriculture she’d be rolling in the money. So much fail.

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    • I thought the article was about “pensioners” but then Sarah is 40?

      “I do find it demoralising to be 40 still with a loan. I feel like I’ll never get ahead and I made so many decisions that just did not set me up to be financially successful.”

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  14. UK general election: Exodus of Tory MPs under Rishi Sunak breaks 1997 record

    The number of Tory MPs standing down at the general election in the UK has surpassed the Conservative Party record set in 1997 when Labour won a landslide under Sir Tony Blair.

    Michael Gove was among six MPs to announce today that they would not seek re-election, taking the total of Tories stepping down to 78 in the wake of Rishi Sunak triggering a snap poll.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/uk-general-election-exodus-of-tory-mps-under-rishi-sunak-breaks-1997-record/PHMYOXPLJJGQ7KSEET35Q5UO24/

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  15. On occasions your correspondent is taken to task for his ridiculing of those who believe in Sky Daddy. Regrettably I was not born with the ability to ignore the extreme gullibility required to unconditionally accept garbage like this. From https://www.stuff.co.nz/world-news/350289833/pope-clears-way-first-millennial-saint-dubbed-gods-influencer

    ……”The Holy See said Thursday that Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle linked to Acutis, paving the way for his canonisation”…….

    It seems that the young bloke was a bit of a computer nerd who earned a rep for his piety & meticulous research on miracles which he publicised online. All good but this is where the train leaves the rails:

    …..”The process of becoming a saint typically begins when a bishop opens an investigation into the life of a deceased person with a reputation for “exceptional holiness,” according to the USC Dornsife website – at which point that person can be declared a “Servant of God”.

    With further research, they can reach the next title, “Venerable.” To be beatified or recognised as “Blessed,” the Vatican usually must recognise at least one miracle the person performed. Two miracles are typically required for canonisation.”……..

    Apparently a disappearing cranial haemorrhage & a bit of magic over a case of pancreatitis got him over the line but the bureaucracy involved & the naiveté of the believers of the crap beggar the imagination.

    Oh for the simplicity of the myth of the Tooth Fairy. 🙂

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  16. something you cannot do this day and age.
    Wattie’s ‘disastrous’ Hastings factory fire of 1962: Michael Fowler

    James Wattie took out an advert in the two major newspapers on 22 February – the day after production had resumed.

    “During my 60 years of life, if I ever had the slightest doubt the existence of good neighbourliness and the sincerity of humanity they have been completely obliterated by personal experience in the past few days.”

    We remember the man on his company’s 90th birthday (founded in 1934 – J Wattie Canneries Limited) – and on the 50th anniversary of his death..

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/watties-hastings-factory-fire-of-1962-disastrous-michael-fowler/C3EMI7IHYNA5ZLWFIDDLIIFLO4/

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    • His son ran Watties in Gisborne. He had served in the army with my old man during WW2 & gave us a tour of the plant not long before we left the East Coast in 1957.

      Same sort of bloke. Open neck shirt & boots like his workers. You would never have picked him as the manager or son of the owner.

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  17. Lula’s Brazil: A Cautionary Tale For Free Speech In The West.

    When leftist Lula da Silva resumed the Brazilian presidency in 2023, he realized that, thanks to the precedent set by Justice Moraes, he now wielded censorship powers he did not possess during his first two terms (2003–2010).

    He gained the ability to criminally prosecute any speech that contradicted the government’s narrative. This became evident in the aftermath of this month’s devastating floods in southern Brazil, a catastrophe surpassing the impact of Hurricane Katrina in the United States.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/lulas-brazil-cautionary-tale-free-speech-west

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  18. Bruce Cotterill column: New Zealand will have six million people – we need to take action to be ready

    Statistics NZ announced last week that our population has now reached 5.339 million people.

    For decades we said that we needed our population to be over five million. Population was cited as a solution to our economic growth and financial freedom.

    A few years back, we made it through the five million population barrier. And guess what: Despite talking about it for years, we weren’t ready.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/bruce-cotterill-column-soon-new-zealand-will-have-six-million-people-heres-what-we-need-to-do-to-get-ready/QQZV57ONDJDB7AGBROVHFJ2MFM/

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  19. President Vladimir Putin is offering a ceasefire with Ukraine and its Western backers to end what has long been a full-fledged proxy war. But it’s unlikely to be agreed to by Kiev as he reportedly wants to freeze current positions.
    “Putin can fight for as long as it takes, but Putin is also ready for a ceasefire – to freeze the war,” a senior Russian source said to be close to the Russian leader told Reuters. If it happened, Putin would most certainly present this as ‘victory’ to his people and to the world.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-wants-ceasefire-involving-freeze-current-lines-ukraine

    The Ukrainians aren’t waiting for ‘permission’ from the US despite the Biden administration’s official prohibition on using American-supplied weaponry to strike inside Russian territory. But perhaps Kiev’s argument is that Crimea is not ‘Russian territory’…
    “Ukraine hit a Russian military complex in Crimea with U.S.-provided long-range missiles Thursday night, the latest in a mounting series of strikes aimed at slowing the Russian war machine,” The Wall Street Journal reports Friday.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-hits-base-crimea-us-long-range-missiles-further-escalation

    A preliminary report produced by Iran’s military has found no evidence of criminal activity or foreign interference in last Sunday’s helicopter crash that killed the late President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others, according to state media.
    The report was produced by the general staff of the armed forces, and it states Raisi’s helicopter “caught fire after hitting an elevated area” and found no traces of “bullet holes” on the helicopter among the wreckage.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/irans-military-concludes-no-foul-play-raisi-helicopter-crash

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    • …. “Ukraine hit a Russian military complex in Crimea with U.S.-provided long-range missiles Thursday night, the latest in a mounting series of strikes aimed at slowing the Russian war machine,” The Wall Street Journal reports Friday. …..

      Lift your sights a bit more Francis. 😉
      Though also seems that some missiles went further than Crimea.
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      It is NATO that is figuring the targets also deeper in Russian territory too, setting up, firing the long-range missiles via Ukraine hands only pulling the trigger, as a softening up of Russia, as long as it can get away with it,
      That appears the reason why Putin is making noises of a “ceasefire”.
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      I had found some commentary to that the other day, but maybe it is not true? as even the US or UK will not want their citizens to know, via google & of course Russia itself will not want to admit it either.
      Sure it sounds good from the logistics perspective, like 2 weeks ago.
      https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/09/world/europe/ukraine-strikes-russia-oil-refineries.html
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      But I heard that Russian military sensitive equipment of the launching of other countries missile systems has also been hit like in Armarvir
      https://www.twz.com/news-features/strike-on-russian-strategic-early-warning-radar-site-is-a-big-deal
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      Are NATO US & UK itself trying to blind Russia for other devious purposes?
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      ….. These ultra-high frequency radars are part of an early warning system for nuclear ballistic missiles. ….
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      …. At this time, Ukrainian authorities have not claimed responsibility for the attack on the radar station. Russian government agencies also did not comment on the attack.
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      According to The War Zone, the strike on the radar was caused by the fact that this facility is capable of detecting launches of long-range ATACMS missiles supplied by the United States to Ukraine. ….
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      …… In 2013, this station was used to record the launch of a ballistic missile into the Mediterranean Sea from Libya.
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      Despite the fact that the radar coverage covers the Crimea, the station is designed primarily to detect ballistic missile launches from a much greater distance, …….

      https://charter97.org/en/news/2024/5/25/596366/
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armavir_Radar_Station
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      Who does one believe? like just who took out the Nord Stream gas pipe line?

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  20. THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX:
    Of all the ancient myths and legends that have been handed down over time, the Trojan Horse and the sacking of Troy by the Greeks is one that we are all familiar with.
    Indeed the term ‘Trojan Horse’ has now come to refer to anything which appears benign or even benevolent in order to deceive, while masking its malevolent nature.
    Comrade Ardern was one such Trojan Horse – not only for her teeth, but also for having duped the nation into trusting her, before stabbing them in the back with a syringe.
    It was Cassandra of Troy however, who is most relevant to the truth speakers of our age. Cassandra was a princess who had been awarded the gift of clairvoyance and prophecy by the god Apollo.
    Cassandra rebuked Apollo’s advances due to foreseeing his future role in the destruction of Troy however, thus insulting him.
    As a result, Apollo nullified his benediction with a caveat – that although Cassandra would be able to see the future, no one would believe her.
    Later, when the Greeks appeared to have retreated and had left a large wooden statue of a horse on the beach, Cassandra attempted to warn the Trojans.
    She was ignored however, and the statue was dragged inside the impenetrable walls of Troy by the Trojans, who were unaware of the Greek soldiers hiding inside it.
    While the Trojans slept peacefully that night, the Greeks climbed out and opened the gates for the rest of the troops.
    The rest is history…
    After all we’ve been through in recent years, how many of us can relate to this?

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  21. David Seymour explains to Sky News Australia why Maori kids are put back with their abuser family.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkIsu0FVa7A
    ACT Party Leader knocks back ‘race-fanaticism’ from Māori Party

    NZ ACT Party Leader David Seymour has knocked back criticism from the Māori Party after they took issue with a new bill they claim will be “exterminating any ounce of culture, identity and any sense of their Māori selves”.

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