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  1. Internet meme…..

    My son is taking part in a social experiment.

    He has to wear an “I Love Jacinda” T shirt for a week, to
    see how people react.

    So far he has been spat on, punched and had a bottle thrown at him.

    I’m curious to see what happens to him when he leaves the house.

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  2. Cmon, get up time to go to work.

    gotta get thru this Yacinda fuck up some how.

    Winston is going to fuck Airnz properly this week.

    Sunlight as always is the besst disinfectant. Even for corona virus. so instead of being locked up you should have been at the beach.
    At the daily press briefing of the White House coronavirus task force, William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, detailed recent lab studies carried out by the agency at the US Army’s biosecurity laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

    The tangata whenu’s are now having big tangis and thumbing their noses once more at the rest of us.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121336027/coronavirus-tangi-attracts-100-as-some-whnau-stay-home-due-to-covid19-rules

    Hopefully someone will ask Yacinda what’s this all about today!

    Late posting this as got distracted by she who must be humoured.

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  3. Something new that YSBers are going to be blamed for – Food Justice

    Now that it’s increasingly clear that the food supply chains are rapidly breaking down (just one example is with the reports of mass slaughter of chickens and pigs as there are no meat processing plants open to handle them) the responsible members of society are going to find that they are to blame for another terrible evil.

    It’s not going to be enough for stoopid Cindy to blame all of her fuck-ups on:
    – Old people
    – Male people
    – White people
    – Conservative people
    – Rick pricks
    – Landlords
    – Employers
    – People who paid off their student loans
    – People with Chinky sounding names (although I must admit the CCP has me coming around to her view on that point where Beijing officials are concerned)
    – People with cars
    – People who fly (apart from James Shaw and Cindy of course)

    Now it looks like if you grow your own food, or you’ve been sensible enough to watch world developments and store away a bit of food to ensure your family can be fed in the event of our little island nation suffering food supply chain issues – you are going to be demonised too!

    The latest fad in the ever-increasing culture war is to blame the productive members of society who showed enough self-sufficiency and foresight (ie they were self-responsible citizens who didn’t feel they ought to rely on the state for everything) to plan ahead for food shortages. The new phrase we’re going to see more and more of this year is Food Justice. You can’t make this utter shit up!

    Apparently when parents are so institutionally pathetically useless than they can’t feed their children – that’s not neglect – we should understand that it is a “Food Justice” issue! This can be caused by many things – the failure of capitalism, colonialism, white supremacists – we’re going to see a new avenue for the Twitter pile-on/dob-in mob. They’re going to target food hoarders. I predict it’s going to get so bad that it will be a crime, punishable by imprisonment and the state will be permitted to seize private property if excess food is deemed to be held unjustly (ie you bought it and stored it).

    The simple unavoidable truth is the sun is waning just a fraction, it’s called a Grand Solar Minimum. The great global warming scam was made possible by a period of minute waxing by the sun. Sadly, now that is behind us and we are facing a return to longer, colder, harder winters – we’re sort of lucky down in the Southern hemisphere as we’ll experience a less sharp temperature decline than the northern hemisphere. Which sounds great at first blush, but the major agricultural producing areas are in the northern hemisphere – the fertile growing zones are going to shift south towards the equator and previously rich producer zones are not going to see long enough summers to produce the same volume of food. Grand solar minimums in the past have always seen famines – and with famines comes mass social unrest and government’s fall. The fall of every major Chinese dynasty has coincided with the start of a solar minimum period – the growth of the Roman empire ended when the Roman warm period solar maximum ended. Food is going to be scarcer for the next 30 years. Getting ready to start a blame game about food, looks like Cindy knows what’s coming and is (as is well practiced way) she is getting ready to shift the blame to the innocent for her extreme fucktardery.

    If globalists puppets like Cindy are laying the foundations for KGB-style confiscation of private property, one might well wonder why Cindy is so keen on taking away everyone’s guns? Must be purely a coincidence!

    Fascism comes to NZ, brought to us by MMP. Let’s hope I’m wrong and it doesn’t start popping up as one of those things that stoopid Cindy wants us to have a “national conversation” about after she is re-installed as President of NZ in September (or maybe even this month in the Budget).

    Remember if someone is going hungry, it’s probably because you are racist, white supremacist, misogynistic, food-hoarding, productive member of society!

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  4. The finest legal mind in NZ says that the iwi Check points in conjunction with the police

    “They are not check points”!
    No one is required to stop if coming there by way of car
    No authority to stop any one at all
    People who stop are because they are agreed to
    If they have no desire to; no one is stopping the queens high way in this country at all.

    I would have issue if they were breaching the law.
    If they were a sort of vigilante posse enforcing their view of the law.
    I would be opposed to it
    My party would be opposed to it. …..
    I have made an effort to find out what it is all about.
    Authority? Rights? No

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018744722
    About 2/3 of the way on that audio.
    Give or take and mishearing as Peters expressed himself.

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    • In 1930s Germany Hitler had an unofficial army of thugs intimidating ordinary citizens. In those days they wore brown shirts, today they were hi-viz vests.

      Other than that – I see no difference to Cindy’s enforcers. It’s all part of the plan to turn us all against each other and increase fear in the community.

      This is the Alinsky plan. This is how you set the scene for introducing a socialist totalitarian state.

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      • The ‘Brown Shirts’ were dubious characters. Heavy drug users and their leaders were predominantly homosexual men..
        Even the Nazis had enough of them eventually- Hence the ‘Night of the Longknives’ (Which is a cool AC/DC song by the way)

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    • Carrying on from Simpleton’s comment:

      ……””If a police officer is there but some random person is just pulling people over, they’re probably breaking the law and you probably could ignore it,” Wellington barrister and legal commentator Graeme Edgeler told the Herald.”…….

      We who enjoy our freedom such as it is have much to thank this legal eagle for. He’s fearless & non partisan, qualities which are in very short supply in Wellington presently.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12328718

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    • Further on that I missed from Winston Peters interview.
      ———-

      “Do they have any authority?
      Have they got any rights,.. to enter on in the middle of the road to stop any vehicle
      No they haven’t.
      They are on the side of the road and if people wish to stop and to observe their presence they can
      If they do’nt wish to they do not have to,.”
      —————-
      So what should one do if they are in the middle of the road?
      What do you do if they are in your lane?
      Even if the police are there, it sounds like you do not have to stop. 🙂

      Drive on, drive on.

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    • See there’s the thing. Easy to say you don’t have to stop, eh?
      What if they have put obstacles in the road? Do you just gun it through? Who pays for the damage to your vehicle?
      What if a person is standing in your way? Should you slow down? Do you swerve to avoid them? Do you get points for hitting them?
      If you run over a person who is breaking the law, does that make it not against the law?

      Let’s stop pretending that these ‘checkpoints’ aren’t a bunch of maori separatists taking the opportunity to wear masks and bully people and call it what it is, instead of pretending there’s nothing to see here when there bloody well is a whole heap of reverse fascism going on aided and abetted by the eunuchs in the police.

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  5. New evidence released Thursday shows that the FBI, closed its criminal counterintelligence investigation of General Mike Flynn on January 4, 2017, after finding no evidence of any criminal activity between him and the Russians. The investigation was reopened at the behest of Peter Strzok.

    There was no legal or factual basis to interview Flynn. Text messages between Strzok and Lisa Page show Strzok re writing the notes of the Flynn interview….game over.

    You might think I am a bit obsessed with this case….I probably am. The general is the spitting image in looks and bearing to my grandfather in his younger days…

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/30/breaking-fbi-closed-flynn-case-dubbed-crossfire-razor-in-early-2017-until-strzok-ordered-it-to-stay-open/

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    • I have never been interested in US politics, but this Deep State bs is riveting.
      There has been so much blatant skullduggery it absolutely has to be dug out and corrected.
      I’m looking forward to a few bad actors hearing the clang of a steel door.

      We also need to be alert to it here.
      The media used to perform this task, but these days they are the marketing operation for the Prime Ministers earring supplier.

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  6. Trump aint no grovelling Obama…

    He told Saudi: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support,
    “The threat to upend a 75-year strategic alliance, which has not been previously reported, was central to the U.S. pressure campaign that led to a landmark global deal to slash oil supply as demand collapsed in the coronavirus pandemic – scoring a diplomatic victory for the White House.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump-saudi-specialreport/special-report-trump-told-saudis-cut-oil-supply-or-lose-u-s-military-support-sources-idUSKBN22C1V4?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter

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    • This is the unbelievable. Now towing to a gang of people who have no legal rights. Andrew was such a pussy when it comes to this. One rule for them and one for others. What a suck up commissioner

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    • Well done Mark Michell. Thanks for standing up. The illegal road blocks are not acceptable. A Police presence does not suffice to enable a gang member to stop a citizen and demand details in my understanding of what may be right or wrong. Police have failed badly in my view.

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  7. Look on the bright side.
    New Zealand may be developing herd immunity to lockdowns. Do you think a future government will be so keen to initiate another lockdown now that the public know what they are like?
    The tragedy could be the “little boy who cried ‘wolf'” scenario when a really nasty pandemic shows up and a lockdown really is the best call.

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  8. Now that Andrew Coster has given patched gangmembers the power to pull over vehicles and demand occupant details do you think they are easily going to give that power up?
    This will end very badly- I strongly suspect some innocent member of the public will soon be attacked if they fail to comply. (If this hasn’t already happened)
    Coster should resign in disgrace..

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    • Coster has more or less admitted that the reason that they’ve condoned the checkpoints is that they were worried about the protests/disorder if they attempted to shut them down. It doesn’t work like that Andrew.

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        • Wasn’t it suggested Coster was Daddy’s pick?

          We’re getting soo much value for money with our choice of Jacinderella as Prime Minister. As well as a world class kindness fairy, we get Jethro’s immigration advice, Daddy’s policing expertise, a Christmas card list of ex-pats who can phone and text with free advice on pandemic management and a raft of other issues.

          And the real bonus is that we don’t even have to bother our pretty heads with any of it all, we just get to trust our beloved Prime Minister to make Captain’s Calls in our interest and sit back and pay the bills.

          What mystifies me is why we’re still paying a full complement of public servants and advisors we clearly don’t need.

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          • “And the real bonus is that we don’t even have to bother our pretty heads with any of it all, we just get to trust our beloved Prime Minister to make Captain’s Calls in our interest and sit back and pay the bills.”

            How can anyone have any confidence in the CoL when they have achieved absolutely nothing. Crikey, she couldn’t even get a simple thing like cancelling supermarket plastic bag use without her “captain’s call” turning tits up. Now we’re left without any bags allowed!

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    • The checkpoints appear to be more about civil disobedience and an excuse for thuggery, than about safety of communities. If these people were concerned about community, then they wouldn’t be all over the streets of Kaikohe as if there were no lockdown in place. They also would be crowding together at events like this:
      Coronavirus: Tangi attracts 100

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  9. Capricorn One….I posted last night that if these vigilantes are in fact detaining and confining public road users then they have overstepped…..Unlawful Detention is Kidnapping and complaints to Plod have to be made.

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  10. Jacinda help save the Jewelry industry and the media make it headlines, well I could Guarentee that most males couldn’t care a fuck about Jacinda Ardern’s looks or her earrings and are more concerned about her ability to run a Country which at times has shown she is out of her league.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/415515/pm-s-earrings-help-fledgling-jewellery-firm-through-financial-downturn
    The Media should be ashamed of their persistence of penning fluff columns on our Prime Minister that have absolutely nothing to do with how she does her job..

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    • I don’t remember many gushing articles on John Key’s shoes.
      (And that dude always had expensive looking, immaculately shiney shoes)

      Who the FUCK cares about Jacinda’s goddamn earrings??

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      • Who? The Remuera and Fendilton Mummy’s, the adoring legions of lower class twenty-something solo mums with numerous children,who think that she such wonderful role model, the Nana’s and female OAP’s who also think that Jacinda is just wonderfuland is doing a marvellous job! Such is the influence of media. They are all individuals influenced by ‘Feelz’ and not economic realities. Unfortunately they are also voters, and as such have an influence on the election. If they think Jacinda is can do no wrong, this will be reflected in September.
        As there are apparently more female than male voters, the result may already be a foregone conclusion.
        If that is the case, then, to use an old phrase ‘God ‘elp all of us…’

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  11. Increase in winter energy payment a relief for pensioners
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/05/increase-in-winter-energy-payment-a-relief-for-pensioners.html

    More than one million Kiwis on lower incomes will be eligible to receive the emergency payment, which will last 22 weeks from May 1 to October 1.

    Couples and people with dependent children will now get $63.64 a week while those living alone will get $40.91.

    Although the payment has been welcomed by many who desperately need the help, there have been complaints in the past that wealthy over-65s are also getting the money.

    A campaign has also been set up to allow those more well-off to donate their energy payments, or even their full superannuation payment, to those in a tougher economic situation.

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    • I’ve had one fire so far… and that was sometime in March. It’s another brilliant day in Gizzy…perfect weather for standing in a cue outside the local dairy/supermarket/ takeaway joint.

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    • Oh yes, the pensioners portion of that will be receiving an extra one off (over 22 weeks) payments of $696.74, for this year only. – Whackado. All the others who will be receiving it, unemployed, sickness DPB etc will be receiving it as well as also getting a $25 a week increase – $1300 per annum – for ever. Not really looking after your voting base there Winnie.

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  12. A woman was thinking about finding a pet to help keep her company at home. She decided she would like to find a beautiful parrot; it wouldn’t be as much work as say a dog, and it would be fun to hear it speak.
    She went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large beautiful parrot. She went to the owner of the store and asked how much. The owner said it was £50.
    Delighted that such a rare looking and beautiful bird wasn’t more expensive, she agreed to buy it. The owner looked at her and said, “Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a brothel. Sometimes it says pretty vulgar stuff.”
    The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird. She said she would buy it anyway. The petshop owner sold her the bird and she took it home. She hung the bird’s cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something. The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, “New house, new madam, nice tits!”
    The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought, that’s not so bad, actually it’s a bit flattering.
    A couple hours later, the woman’s two teenage daughters returned from school. When they inspected the bird, it looked at them and said, “New house, new madam, new tarts, nice arses!”
    The girls and the woman were a bit offended at first, but then they all began to laugh about the situation.
    A couple of hours later, the woman’s husband came home from work. The bird looked at him and said, “Fcuk me Keith; long time no see?”.

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  13. How the Government pays for its Covid-19 policies

    Before lockdown, Parliament approved up to $52 billion for the Government to use for its immediate Covid-19 response to try and keep the economy ticking. But, where is that money coming from?

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-pays-its-covid-19-policies?auto=6153103916001

    “It’s not free money because when the Reserve Bank buys those government bonds we have to fund those,” he said.

    “We’re an investor like anyone else so we expect to be paid back when they mature.”

    Mr Hawkesby added: “We’re creating electronic money to buy government bonds.

    “Through this process we create money. Not physical cash but electronic money.”

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    • Debt.
      Ponzi scheme.
      The latest Keiser Report on RT is about US deflationary spiral caused by non stop ‘printing of debt’

      In 2020 something like $8 trillion of new debt money has been printed.
      Worth a listen on RT site

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    • The main thing must be to ensure stability.
      Fannie Mae ,Freddie Mac assorted non banks and Banks and governments all have dabbled
      In money creation. derivatives and converting debt to assets.Magic!
      Croaking Cassandra has been talking of the impact of of the gold standard and how financiers got around that in his blog.Really very interesting.
      All manipulation of financial systems are dangerous .—- Outcomes may not be as expected .
      Exchange rates falling out of bed,i inflation and hyperinflation are just some of the outcomes which could be so much worse for NZ.than this pandemic.

      So stability must be the plan for way forward

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  14. There has to be a lot more information missing from the Young Labour Summer Camp sex assaults when the perpetrator has now taken his case to the court of appeal again. Ok there is a lot of people apparently out that k own his name and now label him asexual offender or deviate that he really deserves but it is obvious that his parents or someone close to him are helping push for name suppression.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12328797If the La our Party are tied up in this the public have a right to know as sex offenders seem trivial to so.e that have covered up stories about assaults by people like a former Labour Party ginger headed ex MP.

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  15. The Media Party is in full on attack mode at the moment. Apparently National has now dropped below 30% and our Glorious Leader has managed to reach 55%.

    Details here.

    Stay off the Facebook page if you want to avoid a very, very ugly group of people calling Simon Bridges names and masturbating to their pictures of Jacinda Ardern.

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    • Read his article. Man he certainly kicked a wasps nest. What entertainment in the comments. Sad part is some of those commentators really feel so threatened and need protection of our caring govt. Fear really does highlight the sheeples real weakness.

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      • Hog…
        There is a counter opinion piece on the GS Herald site written by a Bob Hughes…I saw it there, but didn’t read it…he is the father of Gareth Hughes (ex Green MP)…the old apple didn’t fall far from that tree.

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    • Same old same old shit.

      One guy says we fucked up the lock down.
      The Labour chorus says “Look at New York! Jacinda is amazeballs!”
      The Labour chorus says “We da best!”

      The rest of us end up with a Picard style face palm, knowing better options were and are available because we’re not blinded by ideology.

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  16. Has the right stopped eating their own yet? The left support their leader regardless of her fuckwittery. Simon breathes and he is shot down by left and right. Seems to me that it is the right that is fairweather.
    It is the lefts partisanship that glosses over all.

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      • I don’t think he is incompetent, I think that he wil be a good PM, I see the cherry picking negativity of the media, and I do not think that it is representative.

        Jacinda or Simon, take your pick, the more the right are negative about Simon the stronger you make Jacinda and the more my house is divided and th other house sees it as weakness.

        If Nick Smith did what I deride him for, it is no different to what the right does to Simon in blogs.

        We should all be behind him to get the ‘right’ over the line, in public at any rate and vote for Act if you want, who needs enemies with friends like right wing blogs.

        Act is nothing if the Nats don’t win. One way or another some of you are supporting Jacinda by putting shit on the chosen leader of the National Party, the poisoned chalice that it is.

        Argue about the leader then if he isn’t a good one after the election, we are tearing ourselves to pieces.

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        • That’s cool. I think he is incompetent and that he doesn’t stand up for the things I believe in. Same as Jacinda. I would much rather have Bill English or Judith Collins at the helm.

          But then, that is politics. I just won’t support something I do not believe in. My personal view of my integrity won’t allow it.

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  17. Which group is the most serious threat to an authoritarian government?
    Which group can be used as a tool of an authoritarian government?

    a. Un-organized thieves, drug dealers, and other individual petty criminals
    b. Sexual deviants (rapists, pedophiles, etc.)
    c. Organized criminals and gang members
    d. Anti-government critics, activists, organizers

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  18. Everything you need to know below Sooty.

    Making hash cookies at home could soon be allowed as finalised recreational cannabis legislation revealed
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/making-hash-cookies-at-home-could-soon-be-allowed-as-finalised-recreational-cannabis-legislation-revealed.html

    But it is important to remember that even if Kiwis vote to pass the legislation, that does not mean it will become law. After the election, the incoming Government can introduce a Bill to Parliament that would legalise it.

    The complete and final version of the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill that will be voted on in one of two referendums at this year’s general election has been released by Justice Minister Andrew Little.

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  19. Govt steps in to offer small businesses $100k interest-free loans as banks fail to ‘meet needs’
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/govt-steps-in-offer-small-businesses-100k-interest-free-loans-banks-fail-meet-needs

    The Minister of Finance and Minister of Revenue say the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of up to $100,000 to firms employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

    The loans will only be interest-free if they are paid back within a year, Grant Robertson said.

    “It has become clear that the support that is available to our small and medium businesses from banks is not meeting their needs nor our expectations as a Government. That is why we have moved to provide this scheme to give some much needed cashflow.”

    “The scheme will provide $10,000 to every firm and in addition $1800 per equivalent full time employee,” he said.

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    • WG…
      This really has legs and the net is going to drag in the likes of Muller/Weisman, and that wimpy Christopher Wrey. If hadn’t been for the spineless Jeff Sessions, this would have all been sorted three years ago.

      Joe diGenova: Former FBI General Counsel James Baker Has Flipped and There’s a Mole Inside the FBIhttps://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/04/30/joe-digenova-former-fbi-general-counsel-james-baker-has-flipped/.

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      • Comey and etc should be charged with Treason. FBI staff not happy with intent to entrap Flynn have left written notes as a paper trail. All very intriguing. You couldn’t make this up. Unbelieveable levels of corruption. Drain the Swamp!

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        • Clapper will be first for not protecting The US from domestic threats.

          Is It Time for Intelligence Director Clapper to Resign?

          There is nothing secular about the Muslim Brotherhood as he so foolishly stated. While it is obvious that Clapper made such comments to appease his masters, he has let down many. Specifically, Clapper has let down the team of intelligence operatives whom he is supposed to lead. His recent misinformation campaign about the Muslim Brotherhood proves his allegiance to the elected running the United States. Regrettably, it also proves his inability to uphold part of his oath in protecting us from all enemies foreign and domestic.

          https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/is-it-time-for-intelligence-director-clapper-to-resign

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  20. Cannabis legislation to be voted on in referendum? https://www.referendums.govt.nz/materials/Cannabis-Legalisation-and-Control-Bill-Exposure-Draft-for-Referendum.pdf

    Glad to see there are provisions for people to be able to grow their own. Game changer for those wanting/needing oils for medicinal purposes without lining the drug companies pockets for exorbitant prices. To be honest I was expecting to be legalised purely for taxation purposes, even more so now we have a whopping great big tab to pay off after this lockdown.

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  21. More than 340,000 on benefit as impact of Covid-19 hits Kiwis

    New figures from the Ministry of Social Development show more than 6,000 New Zealanders signed up for the benefit last week.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/more-than-340-000-benefit-impact-covid-19-hits-kiwis?auto=6153307973001

    This up from just under 310,000 people, as was reported at the end of March.
    over 1m Kiwis to benefit

    It is estimated around six per cent of the country’s working age population are currently receiving job seekers support.

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  22. A young priest is on his way to his new parish for the first time.

    As he approaches the town he sees a man in a field shagging a sheep. A few miles down the road he saw another man out in the fields frenziedly bonking a sheep. Appalled at having witnessed a second case of bestiality in less than an hour, he whispered several prayers, crosses himself fervently, and drove on. Finally, on the outskirts of town, he caught sight of a man leaning against a tree and masturbating enthusiastically.

    The young priest, then and there decided grimly on the topic of his first sermon. “As I approached this fair town,” he began that Sunday, “I witnessed three abominations. First, on the roadside a man committing an unnatural act with a sheep. Shortly thereafter was another man in a field committing the same unnatural act with another sheep! And third, at the very outskirts of this town, a man was committing an unnatural act with himself!”

    A voice spoke up from somewhere in the congregation, “Aye, that’ll be old Paddy Fitzpatrick. He never could catch a sheep!”

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    • Had a neighbor once that said he chased a good looking ewe for about 10 k before he caught it.
      Sadly it turned out to be a wether.
      With tears in his eyes he said “I almost let it go “

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  23. Of all the people people in NZ, plod goes and picks Jethro to front new promotional video!
    Not half politicizing is it!
    Donate your fee that you pocketed to charity, Jethro! Come on man up, mate!

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  24. A bit of a yarn…..
    When I refused to stop for the local iwi road blockers, I was expecting a home visit from their
    kaiwhakahaere, a bloke full of his own self importance, (as you would expect) and one with a
    reputation for always getting the last word in.

    (There was reference to an Italian doctor in HYS, who had converted a dive mask into some medical breathing device and I mentioned that I had one and that I nearly drowned the first time I used it. It covers the entire face down to the chin and has a built in snorkel.)

    In anticipation of said visit, I kept the mask handy with the intention of donning it at first sight of the bighead’s arrival. Understanding any form of speech from beneath the mask was going to be nigh-on-impossible. I was not going to remove it nor let him any closer than the 2m social distancing rule.

    I had even practised bs hand signals to confound him further. The only problem I could foresee with my plan, was whether I could carry it out without pissing myself with laughter. Alas, and with much disappointment, that visit was never made.

    Since then, my neighbour had told me that she was stopped by the Police during the lockdown and breath tested. I was surprised as I thought they had announced that they wouldn’t be doing that. She was not too impressed with how close the cop came to her during the procedure. Not letting a good plan go to waste, I now keep the dive mask on the front seat of the car.

    I don’t drink and drive, but during these times, if I am to approach a drink drive check point, I will be wearing the dive mask, and if stopped, testing the metal of some young townie cop to carry out his removal instruction of my Personal Wuhan Flu Protection Apparatus (PWFPA). Just because I’m a cranky old bugger.

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  25. The COL denies there is any problem with availability of flu vaccine despite many voices within medical centres saying they cannot access any. The next shipment is due into NZ on 12 May.

    Leaked Ministry of Health email reveals NZ facing temporary shortage of flu vaccine
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/05/01/leaked-ministry-of-health-email-reveals-nz-facing-temporary-shor.html

    The email says the vaccine for children under three is nearly all gone and warns of an overall ‘gap’ in flu jabs before the next shipment later this month.

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  26. Robbo says, “cancel your plans now”

    ‘Please don’t be an idiot’ – Reports of parties planned for this weekend have Govt officials worried

    Grant Robertson has a message for anyone in New Zealand who is thinking of holding a party this weekend with people outside of their Covid-19 bubble – “Don’t be an idiot.”
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/please-dont-idiot-reports-parties-planned-weekend-have-govt-officials-worried?auto=6153313291001

    “As part of these reports by members of the public there has been an increase in reports about parties at residential addresses that clearly include people beyond that person’s bubble,” said Mr Robertson.

    “I have two clear messages for anyone considering that – first, cancel your plans now. Secondly, be aware that the police will be particularly taking a dim view of this activity as part of their Level 3 enforcement activity this weekend.”

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    • Damned rich of Robertson to say Covid was caught at mass gatherings.
      Covid came to this country because YOU didn’t test at the borders Grant.
      Not because of a wedding, not because of St Paddy’s Day, because of incompetent border management.
      More nerve than a bad tooth.

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      • Harvey: I notice too that whomever is now fronting for Health’ apparently said that the virus WASN ‘T China’s fault!
        Really?
        It sure as anything wasn’t the Tooth Fairy or Easter Bunny, but apparently the wuflu just magically ‘ ‘appeared’…
        Do you think he’d like to buy buy a bridge; I know where there is one going cheap…

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  27. Did Cindy, unrepentant Communist that she still is, sing (or offer to sing) ‘The Red Flag’ at her ‘Look at Me’ this afternoon, or perhaps even the ‘Internationale’? Today is of course ‘May Day’, and I’ve never met a ‘Red’ who doesn’t celebrate it with enthusiasm and frequently a lot of unnecessary noise…
    It is, of course, their most ‘Sacred’ day….
    I doubt that Dear Leader would let it go past without at least some acknowledgement, although perhaps the lickspittle media would choose not to comment on it.
    Does anyone know?
    Thank you.

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    • Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party
      (Leon Rosselson)

      The cloth cap and the working class, as images are dated.
      For we are Labour’s avante-garde, and we were educated.
      By tax adjustments we have planned to institute the Promised Land
      And just to show we’re still sincere, we sing The Red Flag once a year.

      Firm principles and policies are open to objections;
      And a streamlined party image is the way to win elections.
      So raise the umbrella high, the bowler hat, the college tie
      We’ll stand united, raise a cheer. And sing The Red Flag once a year.

      It’s one step forward, one step back. Our dance is devilish daring
      A leftward shuffle, a rightward tack, then pause to take our bearings.
      We’ll reform the country bit by bit, so nobody will notice it
      Then ever after, never fear, we’ll sing The Red Flag once a year.

      We will not cease from mental fight till every wrong is righted,
      And all men are equal quite, and all our leaders knighted.
      For we are sure if we persist to make the New Year’s Honours list.
      Then every loyal labour peer will sing The Red Flag once a Year.

      So vote for us, and not for them, we’re just as true to NATO,
      And we’ll be calm and British when we steer the ship of state-O.
      We’ll stand as firm as them *
      To show we’re patriotic gentlemen *
      Though man to man shall brothers be, deterence is our policy.
      So raise the mushroom cloud on high, within their shades we’ll live and die.
      Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we’ll sing The Red Flag once a year.

      * these two lines sung to tune of “send her victorious, happy and
      glorious” from God Save the King.

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  28. Iran Is Hauling Gold Bars Out of Venezuela’s Almost-Empty Vaults

    Out of cash and desperate for help in propping up its oil industry, Venezuela is raiding its gold vaults and handing tons of bars to its long-time ally Iran, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

    Government officials piled some 9 tons of gold — an amount equal to about $500 million — on Tehran-bound jets this month as payment for Iran’s assistance in reviving Venezuela’s crippled gasoline refineries, the people said. The shipments, which resulted in a sudden drop in Venezuela’s published foreign reserve figures, leave the crisis-ravaged country with just $6.3 billion in hard-currency assets, the lowest amount in three decades.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-30/iran-is-hauling-gold-bars-out-of-venezuela-s-almost-empty-vaults

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  29. National puts up virus expert to contest Science Minister Megan Woods’ electorate
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/national-puts-up-virus-expert-to-contest-science-minister-megan-woods-electorate.html

    The National Party has put up a new candidate with expertise in viruses to contest the Wigram electorate currently held by Labour MP and Science Minister Megan Woods.

    Hamish Campbell has a PhD in viruses and cancer from the University of Otago and is currently the Deputy Head of Research at a facility in Australia where he oversees medical research into multiple sclerosis.

    The 40-year-old has been selected as National’s candidate to take on Dr Woods who has held the Wigram electorate since 2011. She has a PhD in New Zealand History from the same university and is currently Science and Innovation Minister.

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  30. We’ve found Chuck Chunder’s long lost sister – she’s Lola Toppin-Casserly, a PhD candidate in the School of Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, and she writes crap like this:

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/05/01/1149864/is-ardern-going-to-change-the-world

    Refreshing to know that ethics is at the core of our Covid-19 response.
    It sure wasn’t science or economics that was driving it.

    Hopefully the School of Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington will be dealt with appropriately in the coming economic retrenchment.

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