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  1. Police Commissioner questioned over Clark Gayford video.
    A promotional video featuring the Prime Ministers partner has been questioned over concerns it could be perceived to be ” Politicizing ” the Police Force.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/police-commissioner-questioned-over-clarke-gayford-video this is just another example of do as I say not what I do. With the stories that have been told on Clark Gayford just think of the young people who will think they could follow his ways, just the roll model NZ needs.

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    • Another vomit inducing play at caring by the Liebr party. Honestly it is time we stopped any more publicity of this pathetic excuse of a man. He is a nobody with a dubious reputation. Why??? what was the point? Police are the most pathetic of all out government workers at the moment. It must be humiliating for the real cops still in the force.

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      • I am finding the nauseating self-promoting Police videos to be quite disturbing – I almost do not recognise New Zealand any more.

        I knew the CoL would be chaotically bad and my hope was that the sheeple would come to their senses and start on the path to rejection of the great evil of MMP.

        However, it appears that I gave to much credit to my fellow sheeples and it is increasingly clear to me that the vast majority of kiwis have to senses to come to.

        I have developed a huge sympathy recently for Alice’s consternation and confusion when she stepped through the Looking Glass. I will just continue to follow the white rabbit.

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        • Come on ClarkE Gayford, donate the money you pocketed for your video promoting the plod to some charity!
          You know you only got the job because of who you sleep with!

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      • Sorry to but in but if you are interested in David Parker and Jeanette Fitzsimmons driving a biofuel car at Parliament and the numbers that went with that,it is on Stuff right now.
        Waste bags essential.

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    • Jethro is referred to as a well-known TV personality.
      Hands up if you’d heard of him before he turned up as the Prime Minister’s shag?
      No, me neither.

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    • That is a promotional video?

      Only one notion promoted with that and it is not positive. PHQ seem to have a way to go in understanding what the job is.

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  2. Jacinda will follow the script – first part of the plan to recover the economy – ban more guns!

    As all these failed human beings who lead “progressive” governments in second tier pseudo-democracies like NZ are all following instructions from their globalist masters – we can expect Jacinda to try to keep up with her equally revolting mate – Justin Trudeau now that he’s going hard and fast to help poor Canadians recover from lockdown by banning their guns.

    The more we’re oppressed the more important it is to take away the guns – watch this space. They’re all working to the same script – it’s not coincidence it’s global fascism.

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    • One wonders if they know a revolution is on the cards if they keep this up. People are fed up to the back teeth with the wreckage of financial markets, lockdown for no reason, lack of freedom does things to people, they go a bit stir crazy, and there is perhaps a little voice inside them saying, I’m not sure there won’t be a rebellion, people might not continue with their blind adulation of me, so we bedder get hard on gun owners cause they have the ability to cause us harm?

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      • Although basic food supplies haven’t been too bad during this crisis PriNZess is probably aware of the opinions of her predecessors:

        “Every society is three meals away from chaos”

        ― Vladimir Lenin

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        • The old British ruling class were well aware of that too, Ensure the working class had cheap bread and milk and they wouldn’t rise up.

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      • If the r soles in the beehive and police national hq think that banning guns is the answer to preventing citizens from exqacting revenge they are are more stoopid than I thought. Without much research consider the following ,IRA bombs threats ,kneecapping, Muslim terrorists, knives, large vehicles and do not overlook FIRE. If you , your car or premises are on fire you are in big trouble and even our Ramobos in blue dressed as darth vader will discover they still have to live in a community were they are pariahs and access to food & services may become difficult as will their personal security .There is an old saying that remains valide today-you just cannot beat numbers as a certin Romanian president discovered when his army defenders were faced with tens of thousands of protesters and they realised they just did not enough bullets, except for those reserved for the termination of their president.

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  3. This will give the Winston Peter’s fan that down tics me everytime I mention Peter’s and his corrupt ways.
    Does anyone really believe we can return to the past which Winston wants and change New Zealand by buying back Air NZ to go with his rail dream for NZ.
    Or is this just another way for Winston and his mates to use their way of Capitalism to control NZ.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/121364096/winston-peters-hints-at-big-changes-for-air-nz
    This is now Rail, Logging and now Air Travel Peters has been found to be Interfering in.

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    • ……”Winston Peter’s fan that down tics me everytime I mention Peter’s and his corrupt ways.”……

      You haven’t lived! Wait until you get around to some gentle criticism of Godboy’s competency.

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      • Wheres DigNap15 nowadays at least he didn’t hide when giving a down tick and always had a arguement whether right or wrong, and i think DP will tell you I would rather argue the point than down tick. I have given one downtick since posting on here to the bird on one of his nasty rants.

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        • Yup – can agree to that and I can also agree that voting for WP was bad. In my defence, I made that decision based on a very flawed assumption in giving my fellow Kiwis a lot more credit for common sense than I currently see evidenced. I felt that the horror and chaos we’ve witnessed since WP bestowed power on Cindy would convince even the stupidest and most idiotic person that MMP is one of the greatest evils to visit NZ – sadly, I see that vast swathes of the NZ population are lost to humanity and they’ve devolved into loving living in an Idiocracy. How did the independent, freedom loving first settlers from strong independent-minded Scotish and Irish stock degenerate into the drones that are cooing at Jacinda’s oppression?

          How did we fall so far?

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          • MMP is a rort. It has allowed self-serving individuals and those with questionable IQ to wheedle their way onto party lists by adopting said party’s belief system. Birds of a feather flock together and so do rats nest closely together.

            How did every voter not see the obvious scam with parties in charge of their own lists MMP was destined to become a rort? MMP was the perfect vehicle to break down our democracy and the idiots voted for it. Twice!! 😡

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            • I’ll put my head out from behind the parapet for a downtick then. I like the idea of a proportionally representative parliament. Neither of the large parties hold much appeal; they are far too much alike and they have far too much control over our society.

              I’ve been toying with the idea of removing the list. All members of parliament should be capable of winning an electorate seat to enter into parliament. If they cannot convince a local electorate to vote for them, they have no place in government.

              Secondly, I’d like to see them campaign by party vote for a portfolio. I’d like to see a government that plays to its strengths. I wouldn’t mind if we had the penny pinching of National holding onto the Treasury, Labour arguing for employment law and social issues, the Greens looking after the environment, etc.

              Parliament should be a group of people from different backgrounds and philosophies debating and determining a good outcome. It’s become corrupted by big parties that can make decisions by themselves. That big party rule, to me, is the real weakness of MMP and the thing that breaks it.

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              • Yes every option needs exploring and I for one think the first thing that needs to be done is to toss out List seats and cut the number of MP’s needed in Parliament which leaves the opportunity to pay a MP on worth rather than those representing a party then maybe you will attract the right people to Parliament for the right reasons. But I guess it wouldn’t be democratic and would fall apart very quickly.

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              • Upticked just for being prepared to propose solutions – it’s a rare commodity in this age. Thank you Pascal – I’m going to go away and ponder on those interesting options.

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              • STV would have been preferable where the voters vote for who is on the party lists. This would help prevent parties loading lists with their mates and incompetents.

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              • I agree with you Pascal about the value of proportional representation.
                I have always favoured the SMP system ( they use this in Japan and I think South Korea). The difference to MMP is that when it comes to allocating list seats the party vote percentage only applies to those that seats AFTER the electorate seats are taken out. That is, the divvy up only applies to the remaining 60 seats.
                In this way the we would never have a minor party deciding who was to be the Government but we retain the smaller parties having some say.
                I also think this system recognises the value of the electorate seats more.
                It is a lot less complicated than STV.
                I like your idea that the list candidates have to be out there to be seen in the campaign.

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              • Sorry for the down tick Pascal,but the Greens are the absolutely last people that should be in charge of the environment.
                We have to produce to survive.
                Happy to debate anytime.

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        • …..”Wheres DigNap15 nowadays”……

          Started his own blog according to our host.

          But arguing the point is surely better than downticking. Surely it’s not all that hard to express an opinion. Something like, “I like Godboy. He’s not very incompetent & I find his stutter sexy” (signed) Don of Tauranga. 🙂

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          • Common sense might give the answer to that, my opinion is that he has mad mistakes but there has.been a orchestrated attempt by many to smear him starting with Jamie Lee Ross, Winston Peters Tova O’Brien, Simon Dallow, Jessica Mutch and Grant Robertson and you tell who survives that normally, for Labour Colin Moyle couldn’t in the earlier years, and Phil Goff , David Cunliffee and Andrew Little tried only to come unstuck so it is now coming to the place of no return and whether you like or not it’s give Labour with the other clowns NZ First and the Greensanother three years or get in behind him with the Act Party to deny the fairy Princess another try at making NZ a Police State with no money to support your children or grandchildren for years to come.

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            • It’s probably wrong to blame Godboy entirely but he has neither the ability nor the charisma to get National over the line. To be fair the timing of the Covid outbreak has put wind under Labour’s wings.

              If we want to apportion blame let’s concentrate on the National hierarchy. They above all wanted a return to force-fed, solid, religious, social conservatism. They were determined to draw a line in the sand against assisted suicide, abortion & marijuana regardless. To do this required a stolid Godbotherer & they decided that Simon was their boy.

              What they didn’t & still don’t factor in to account is that these values attract, at best, 30% of the vote. It’s a fact of political life that you have to have policies that appeal to the majority of the electorate & National in their arrogance have ignored them.

              Don’t blame the MSM although I concede it’s tempting to do so. Don’t blame the electorate for not liking what’s on offer. Instead blame the insufferable religious, conservative fuckwits who have hijacked National!

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        • Haven’t heard from him. His lady friend was over seas so might have come back to a quarantine.

          Will txt him.and let you know.

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  4. Can anyone tell me why my company has to keep a register at the door and take the names and details of whoever comes and goes. The dairy down the road has to do the same thing. Imagine someone on our list gets the wooflu, we will be shut down immediately and put into quarantine where we can sit back and watch our lifes work evaporate because it’s the kind thing to do. Meanwhile down the road people are pouring into the petri dish they call a supermarket with total anonymity. How does this work? Fuck Cindy and the Gayford she drove here in.

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    • Breach of privacy and restriction of freedom of association through introducing the surveillance state – it’s a Marxist’s hard-on scenario!

      First it’ll be a register at the door, then it’ll be a contact-tracing smartphone app, next it’ll be microchipping us all like cats and dogs.

      This is the New World Order that the globalist elites have been working towards, they got spooked by Trump, Brexit, the collapse of the EU and the rise of populist democratic leaders – they got their Chinese Communist Party mates to pull the trigger early in the hope that they can still carry off their world coup.

      The super rich robber barons see their power dissipating and they are not going to give up without a fight, they’re out in the light now – does the human race want to be free? I fear 40 years of brainwashing in schools has worked and as a species we want to be culled by our betters (for their sakes).

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    • Thought there are gaps, many people use those “fly buy” cards, “one” cards, or “smart” cards to be able to claim some of those special store discounts.
      Even if paying cash, they are tracked to the day and the hour they went through the check out.
      Then there is the confirming “eft pos” card, or credit card.

      All have some postal address, and other information, like residential address, then maybe other contact information like phone numbers, email etc..

      Any alcohol purchase for a young person, needs a confirmation from some supervisor.
      A bit lax so far as that photo ID is not run through the system yet.

      So it will be only the ones that pay cash, and not claiming any ‘card’ store discounts, that will not be known.

      Many other shops, like Bunnings, Mitre-10 etc. would also be doing the same.

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      • Supermarkets do not take cash now. It’s dirty money. Never mind the fact it’s kept in the same place as credit cards, in the same pocket, next to the piece of cloth used to collect all that nasty Chinese virus residue from your nose.

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      • I’m probably one of those you refer to. I pay by cash or credit card, don’t smoke or drink so I never produce ID & absolutely refuse to give an address, phone no. or any personal information. It has some interesting playouts at sales desks.

        “Can we have your phone number?”
        “No.”
        “Why?”
        “Because some of the congenital idiots you work with will ring me & waste my time.”
        “We won’t contact you. It’s just for our records”
        “If you’re not going to contact me why do you want my number?”

        Game, set & match…….every time. 🙂

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    • I am going to give a fake name. This police state is not of my choosing and I will not participate on it. I even went for a bit of a ride today, just half an hour through our local area but holy shit it felt liberating. I’d forgotten what it means to be free.

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      • I drove down the Main Street of my local shopping area to see what 75% back at work looked like.
        There’s some obsession with coffee – (people just have to have a decent coffee at last but no one is outraged about the bloody cardboard cup. Coffee snobbery has always amused me) and a barrier at the door of the cafe/bakery so people can order coffee and custard squares to go.
        The three chemists had a few people lined up outside to shout their requirements at the staff from a safe distance at the door.
        The rest was shut up tighter that a really tight thing.

        I wonder what only 25% back at work would look like on Main Street?

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  5. Looks like a conspiracy – unemployment figures not available until just before the election

    Stuff reports that Stats NZ won’t be able to release unemployment figures until August – how convenient. Other OECD nations are giving almost real-time updates on unemployment – but surprise, surprise – the “Most Open and Transparent Government EVAH!” is covering up another disasterous screw-up and keeping the populace in the dark.

    Of course, if we had any journalists in NZ, they would:
    – ask MSD for their figures for the period ending 30 April for those receiving benefits and assistance
    – ask for it to be responded to within five days because of the overwhelming public interest and that it’s a simple task to run that kind of report out of a data warehouse
    – then when no response is forthcoming within 5 days, complain to the Ombudsman about a government department playing “hide and seek” with the truth.

    But our journalists can only interview their keyboards and journalism school doesn’t teach them how to do their jobs.

    But of course, the NZ sheeple are happy to “Trust the Experts” and for the appallingly destructive news about our economy to be suppressed. Who is the Minister of Statistics – oh that’s right James Shaw – the Minister so incompetent he presided over the screw up of the Stats Department’s only really important big job – the Census.

    But we don’t have a politicised public service, we don’t have a politicised police force, it’s all good. Marxist fascism is coming to save us all!

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    • Great opportunity for DAVID SEYMOUR to ask awkward questions like have the unempoloyment figures reached 10%, 200,000 etc , availbale answers – NO-so what are the figures , I don’t know – are you the relevant minister tasked with such role or just an echo chamber stealing taxpayer $s?
      Embaraas these clowns – not too hard given their recent performance. simon are you listening – probably not lets hope ACT retunr with 10 + MPs to keep National honest and relevant.

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      • We all remember the CoL cancelled targets. You can ask but the CoL’s incompetence threshing machine has been through to distort any numbers they don’t like and spit out glitter and unicorn farts for the masses to marvel at. 🐎🎇

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      • We all remember the CoL cancelled targets. You can ask but the CoL’s incompetence threshing machine has been through to distort any numbers they don’t like and spit out glitter and unicorn farts for the masses to marvel at. 🙄

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      • Given the competency – or lack thereof – by Notional and its almost complete devotion to ALL Liebour legislation (Guns and climate; about the only thing it opposed was end of life and that is against the grain of the country so they are out of touch) it will be bedda if ACT rules and Notional is the junior partner.

        Make Simon the Minister of Civil Defense and Pacific Peoples.

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      • Go to Davids blog and ask him to put the question.You will get a reply is my experience.

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    • Same with suicide stats apparently. Not until August. Surely these can be OIA’d. Aresholes.

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      • They will start to crank up from July
        Middle of winter; + commercial reality really biting; lots of Posidive shit-talking pouring out the tube while the reality is far worse.

        What will exacerbate the depression and suicide figures is the Media filth constantly lie about what a great job ArDoom is doing and world leader blah blah blah
        This will alienate people as they think they themselves have got it wrong and are the failure while others are coping when if fact it is a big shit-pile and they are in the middle of it – through absoludely no fault of their own.

        ArDoom and the media filth are lowlife scum never before experienced in the last 80 years on this land.

        I said over a month ago that the suicide rate from smashing the economy will be higher than the deaths from COVID. This is worming its way to reality.
        I would prefer to be wrong on that.

        The posidive crap from media filth makes it worse.
        The emotional cliff top dive when reality hits will accelerate the self harm effect.
        At that point there will be more need to suppress the numbers.

        This is a crowd that could not even deliver a 5 yearly Census.
        These have been done for over 2000 years. This lot could not deliver on even that.
        They cant deliver numbers even if they wanted to.
        This is Dunning–Kruger effect at work.

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    • Go to this site: https://fyi.org.nz/

      Lodge a request for this month.
      Next month, request the data for next month.
      The month after, keep doing it.

      ALL of us. WE are the people that need to hold this government to account; the socialists won’t do it for us.

      So; MBIE for requests on unemployment?

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      • Thank you Pascal, I have done that this afternoon, and will again next month and continue on while this useless POS col is in control I asked for numbers of suicides for March and April 2020. Tomorrow I will ask for unemployment, the next day numbers of PEP gear and vaccinations available. and on and on.

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  6. Has anyone noticed Coronavirus is the excuse for Robbo to pay out all this taxpayer funded largesse bestowing computer equipment to students, $50m Coronavirus special funding for vulnerable maori, etc, etc. Surely with the economy bleeding profusely now in the time to close off the electioneering lolly scramble. How is that fiscal hole Robbo?

    Coronavirus: $20 million Government fund announced for tertiary students to get access to digital devices and internet connections
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-20-million-government-fund-announced-for-tertiary-students-to-get-access-to-digital-devices-and-internet-connections.html

    Last month, the Government announced an $87m package to help primary and secondary school students learn from home amid the pandemic.

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    • Ross12, Surely you’re not questioning the intelligence of the boof haired bint weather girl and the smarts of Drunken Narner.?

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    • Someone should tell Ruby lips to lay off the collagen injections as her lips looks like a cows arse after feeding on green grass.

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    • Divorced from reality and shows her morals when she assists those that use avoidance measures to suck up taxpayer money then remove themselves from the same system.

      Most SME’s already have their house on the line and most actually like what they do. Limited Liabiblity ain’t what it used to be either. Liquidators will get you at any pretext.

      How many businesses and unemployed people would she like. Make a great mate of Jacinda she would.

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  7. Labour and their shill Tova O’Brien are so transparent in their obvious propaganda.

    Tova O’Brien: Poll won’t roll Simon Bridges but that doesn’t mean he’s safe
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/tova-o-brien-poll-won-t-roll-simon-bridges-but-that-doesn-t-mean-he-s-safe.html

    The saving grace for Bridges is that although it’s not a poll commissioned by Labour, it was done by Labour’s pollsters UMR so it’s easy for Bridges to rubbish – which he is – and he’s blaming Labour for leaking “dodgy numbers”.

    For that reason it won’t be the thing that topples his leadership but it also doesn’t mean he’s safe.

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    • Its not simons appearance or delivery that I find disappointing its the lack of policies and the failure to identify the multitude of flawed legislation enacted by the clowns that requires repeal or ammending, my interpretation is simon agrees so party vot ACT is the way to go.

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      • There is the problem freethinker. National have been doing quite a bit of policy development and consulting voters asking for input ( unlike Labour and co who sat on their hands for 9 years) but they have been able to do it without someone like you, who is obviously interested, knowing about it. Their communication is crap !!

        Add to that, Bridges decided to postpone electioneering during the virus crisis when Labour had politicised it from day one and have been squeezing ever ounce of political gain out of it that they could.

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  8. I see Bridges has a podcast out headlined as asking why are we not at level 2. Has he been doing podcasts regularly ? If not has he just learnt what they are ? He should have been doing this for the last 2 years or at least National should have with perhaps different spokespeople on every now and then. Even if they just put one out every month.
    Before someone says it is fine to criticise with hindsight , I wrote to the National Party after the election ( before Bridges rolled English) and said one of the first priorities should be to set a new innovative communications strategy because the MSM would do to them what they had done to President Trump. As far as I’m concerned ACT are miles ahead on communicating with potential voters.

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  9. I referred to this late last night, but it may be worthy of your attention.
    I thought Victoria University went through ‘a process’ (do you hate that phrase too?) of changing its name and decided not to. It was all very silly so I didn’t follow it closely, but weren’t they told not to change the name of the University (after lots of money had been spent, of course)?
    Then I found this article by Lola Toppin-Casserly, a PhD candidate in the School of Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
    I am so confused. So in the phone book Vic would come under “T” for Te Herenga Waka, now?

    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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    • I saw that earlier Harvey. Unbelievable that a PhD candidate could write such rubbish. She seems to think Ardern is the only leader doing things to save lives. EVERY leader is doing the same thing and trashing their economies to do so.
      If this is the level of thinking by PhD students these days, the universities are a total waste of time.

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        • Me not at all Harvey. The PhD graduates are as stupid as the majority of citizens. All it is at the end of the day a top mark for a great memory. Sorry graduates, its all you have over others and your knowledge only relates to the subject of choice of study, not other subjects so unless its what you have a qualified degree in STFU.

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    • How can you write about ethical leadership when it lies, uses power for its own advantage and ignores our democracy?

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  10. Really, “it’s racist” for the opposition to question the abuse of our laws? Has Social justice advocate Julia Whaipooti noticed Simon Bridges is Maori?!

    MPs’ questioning of legal iwi checkpoints ‘really is racism’, social justice advocate says

    Community checkpoints have garnered support from local councils, police and hundreds of volunteers determined to keep their communities safe – but they remain a polarising topic among some MPs.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/mps-questioning-legal-iwi-checkpoints-really-racism-social-justice-advocate-says?auto=6146218053001

    Social justice advocate Julia Whaipooti said it was disappointing some MPs had used the community checkpoints as a ploy to score political points and undermine a successful movement led by Māori.

    “What underpins this really is racism,” she said.

    “Anything that involved Māori-led responses or iwi-led responses often becomes a political football and that’s really disappointing.

    “Like Simon Bridges questioning to the police commissioner during this time, it really comes from a way to antagonise and incite racist views and fears from people, and to get cheap political points. That’s not what we need.”

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      • ‘social justice advocate says’……
        “Its wrong to judge a person by their race and sex, what’s it about
        that that you privileged white men can’t see”,

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        • When social justice advocate Julia Whaipooti was asked if women were more likely than men to support censorship of free speech, she replied, “You can’t say that!!”

          (I made this up.)

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  11. No wonder horse face endorsed our new police commissioner, he’s perfect for the job, a no comment gutless cowardly beta male.

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  12. Buy your’s now! Socialist Cindy will have Bloomers banished to the back room after becoming the face of fashion brand, clearly more of a favourite than she is. Why can’t Socialist Cindy have been printed on her own hag bag?!

    The ‘curve crusher’: Dr Ashley Bloomfield becomes the face of fashion brand

    He’s possibly the most recognisable man in New Zealand at present, the doctor right at the forefront of the country’s fight against Covid-19.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/curve-crusher-dr-ashley-bloomfield-becomes-face-fashion-brand?auto=6153357781001

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    • W G That is the most cringeworthy thing I’ve seen since Killary endorsed “fingers Biden”,
      That was, A rapists wife endorses a rapist.

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    • I would describe a T-Shirt as a clothing item, rather than a fashion item, but hey – I’m not a journalist, just a mere mortal.

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      • Why are the left desperately trying to elevate Ashley Bloomfield and that weird pink-haired lady to ‘Rock Star’ status??

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      • Have you not got a beloved tie dyed T from the the seventies in the bottom of a drawer somewhere?

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        • You have got sidetracked about t.shirts. It’s about the promotion of identity politics using lefty icons.

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  13. A cautionary tale….
    Please give a heads up as to content when sending attachments.

    I have just opened one which was a video selfie of an American woman, who had clearly just under gone a traumatic event (distressed and tearful).

    With heavy breaths, she warns,
    “Girls….make sure your vibrator and your taser are different colours”.

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  14. “Jacinda should be running the whole World”

    Comment I just saw on a discussion on US politics on FB…
    I need a drink

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    • My local bottle store open yesterday.
      Table across the front door.
      Spirits available again.

      Those Indians should play rugby.
      They see a gap, they take it!!

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    • Send Meridian 14 Bits of Kindness to pay the power bill, the landlord 52 Bits of Kindness for the rent, and New World 24 Bits of Kindness for the food.
      It is the new currency.

      Be Kind you bastard or the thought police will pay a visit.

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    • Who cares about all those job losses??
      Baby Neve did a poo poo and Jacinda’s new earrings are just soooo amazeballs!

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      • I hope when Neve turns 21 she is reminded about the shit her mother has released about her to the media to satisfy her craving for publicity.

        Presume by that time Jethro has finally woken up and moved to greener pastures.

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    • Tourism will shed 120,000 jobs.
      It is dead for 2 year plus.
      It will not be a furlough.
      It is closure.

      There is crossover with bars and restaurants – another 40,000 there but some with the tourism crossover.
      Queenstown will party like its 1975.

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      • I hear 100 went from the refinery a week or so back and more bad news is expected in june. They obviously forgot to mention this on the news.

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        • Yet unbelievably, the sheeple, despite being unemployed, and on government assistance, will STILL vote Ardern back into power!

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  15. Kim Jong-un receives cheers in first public appearance in weeks – report
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/05/kim-jong-un-receives-cheers-in-first-public-appearance-in-weeks-report.html

    North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said on Saturday leader Kim Jong-un attended the completion of a fertiliser plant in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in the first report of his public activity since April 11.

    Earlier, a source familiar with US intelligence analyses and reporting said that US agencies believed that Kim Jong-un is not seriously ill and that he still very much remains in power.

    “We think he’s still in charge,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

    The source could not immediately confirm the KCNA report.

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      • Has anyone picked up that Cindy and her band of lying associates have been bull shitting to us again about the stocks of flu vaccinations.

        It was on the 6pm news. Cindy was too gutless to front along with Clark so they dragged out that useless Greenie Genter to front this. What a bunch of pathetic creatures.

        The cupboard is bare so come back next year.

        When will they stop.

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  16. South Korean scientists conclude people cannot be infected with coronavirus more than once

    “The process in which COVID-19 produces a new virus takes place only in host cells and does not infiltrate the nucleus. This means it does not cause chronic infection or recurrence,” said Dr. Oh Myoung-don, a Seoul National University hospital doctor, during a Thursday press conference.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/south-korean-scientists-conclude-people-cannot-be-infected-with-coronavirus-more-than-once

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  17. In the early days of the lockdown, I noticed people driving around by themselves
    wearing facemasks….

    Here’s a bit of really deep thinking on this….

    “I see people driving alone in their car wearing a mask,
    and I wonder if they lay in bed alone wearing a condom.”

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    • Haha indeed! Every night on my home from the spinach mine, I would see on the highway going the other way, a little Asian guy on a bicycle wearing a face mask.

      I would always openly laugh at him, hoping he could see!

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    • A little tip Mike (J….). When you post a link like this it shows your email and say hello to you.
      I would revise how you post, if you don’t want your identity known on here or anywhere else.

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  18. I have a friend who has years of experience in the O&G industry. I sent him the following article, in case he had missed it.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300002280/tui-oil-field-to-be-decommissioned

    His reply was full of expletives. He says the rig OMV were using has left NZ so the Government is up for at least $50 mill to get a rig to site and them a lot more to do the actual work. The other option is to do a “bush fix” job which will inevitably lead to an environmental mess. ( Normally the hole is filled with concrete but without the rig that is very difficult to do).

    Another example of incompetence.

    NB. My friend had sent a proposal to Wood (cc. to Bridges and Young) several weeks ago, that while the rig was here they could, for relatively little cost look at the issue another way. He had looked at all the publicly available data and came to the conclusion that there was oil and gas there but the well needed to be drilled a bit differently ( I do not understand the technical detail but I know he is not stupid ). He said they could try and if he was proved right then they could sell off what would be hugely valuable the asset at a great profit. He did not get a reply from any one.

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    • Do the Nat’s not understand it is election year? How to piss off your potential voters, let alone just good manners to at least acknowledge the info received.

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      • I have had the same experience ( no acknowledgement of emails) from both Bridges (x2) and Collins.

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      • you say
        ‘How to piss off your potential voters’

        look at Gnats below 30% in polls and it has come to pass.
        Bridges cannot get even 10% personal poll popularity.
        This was before COVID as well.

        Notional have royally screwed up the last 16 months since the beginning of 2018.
        The few things Liebour delivered in their ‘year of delivery’ were eagerly delivered with total support from Notional. legalised? Gun theft and climate crap.
        Zero action to shore up free speech.
        That was pursued by former Gnat leader Don Brash plus Seymour. Not a squeak from these clowns.
        There has been so much to climb on but nada.
        It is like their afternoon naps take 8 hours a day.

        Notional need a marauding mongrel.
        Instead they have a ‘best in class’ poodle.
        The below 30% polling is credible.
        They have earned it through gross inaction.

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        • I would not believe that poll howitis. Even Labour seem to distancing themselves by having others say it was not an internal poll but an independent poll.
          National have been polling in the 40+% range for about 11 years when you think about it. That poll suggested a drop of at least 10 points (or 25% of National’s support) due the wall to wall BS over the virus crisis and all of it going to Labour. That does not pass my sniff test or anywhere near it.

          I do not doubt National has lost support but I firmly doubt it all went to Labour.

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  19. I see Cindy skipped her political broadcast today. One more person with underlying health issues died today. No one without underlying health issues has died so far in NZ.

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    • Another death and further cases Chuck ! That cannot be right, the PM and MSM told us and the rest of the world during the week that NZ has eliminated the virus or was that eradicated it. /sarc.

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        • Has the Comrade jumped on her private jet and whoosed off for a dirty weekend?
          Maybe she’s gone to sign the trans tasman deal and cut Whinestone out of the deal!!

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  20. Coronavirus: The Breeze Christchurch radio presenter Dave Dunlay fired over lockdown breach

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/05/coronavirus-the-breeze-christchurch-radio-presenter-dave-dunlay-fired-over-lockdown-breach.html

    The Breeze Christchurch radio host Dave Dunlay has been fired by MediaWorks after breaching New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

    “The vet said getting the medicine was covered under essential travel. I also brought with me food and supplies for my daughter and wife. I also needed to support our daughter, who had experienced a very stressful time leaving the UK on the last flight before borders shut.

    “MediaWorks decided their interpretation of the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines meant my reasons to travel were not good enough and terminated my contract because my actions could risk damage to their reputation.”

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    • One rule for them and another for the rest of us.
      The Reverend Clark has to go. He has done this twice and still Cindy won’t sack him.

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      • My thoughts are thoughts that Mediaworks jumped the gun and stuffed up!
        Is he contractor or on wages, will be the question to ask?
        Going by the story, he did not stay the night, social distanced, vet said it was legal. Drawback was there was two people in the radio station that snitched on him! Name and shame, is what I say!
        Looks like Mediaworks yave been bought and paid for by the labour payout!
        Shame on Mediaworks!

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    • Sounds like a good idea just as long as their primary route is not bringing plane loads of Chinese crap to New Zealand. We must do everything possible to wean ourselves away from our stupid dependence on Chinese goods.

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  21. Six new Covid-19 cases today. I am sure this is just a blip and we will be down to 3 or fewer cases tomorrow.
    Just imagine everyone’s horror if the number of positives started to climb back up into double digits in the days leading up to May 11th when the decision whether or not to go to Level 2.x will be made.
    Businesses will be sweating!

    Now that NZ have had a taste of freedom, not easing down a level would surely be the last straw for a lot of people.

    What would you do if Level 3.x was extended until the end of May?

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    • ……”What would you do if Level 3.x was extended until the end of May?”……

      Pay a shitload of fines I guess. As far as lockdowns are concerned I’ll see Level 3 out for another couple of weeks then I’m over them.

      What’s the value of your life if you can’t live it?

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    • Day by day numbers mean very little. I was tested last Monday and still no result.
      I rang health line to see where the results are and I was told they are processing thousands and thousands and if no results on Monday I am to ring my GP. The results coming out today could well relate to a test taken a week ago. So much for the timely testing and reporting.

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  22. Odakyu-sen

    A week or so ago we were debating the quality control of early Japanese cars. When I first started going out with my wife to be her mother had a strange looking little wagon. Well, strange in the central Wairarapa of 1969.

    It was a 1962 Datsun Bluebird, four door, 1200cc three on the column sedan. At that point it had done a huge mileage (about 80,000) for the time as the one previous owner had used it to drive to Palmerston North daily. What stood out was that apart from servicing, belts, plugs, clutch etc the engine had never been touched. This in an era when the Pommie rubbish that most people had to drive was due for a full engine reconditioning at about 40 thou for a four cylinder & 70 thou for a six.

    https://www.nissan-global.com/EN/HERITAGE/datsun_bluebird_1200dx_1962.html

    The old bird didn’t do a lot of driving & we bought it off her as a runabout when the wife went back to work after the kids went to school. She sold it about 1977 & bought a minter little Corolla. I guess that it would have been around the 150,000 mile stage then & although it was getting rusty it still drove well.

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/no-downside-1963-datsun-bluebird

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    • Nasska,
      The early 60s Bluebirds are a prized collectors car in Japan, where they are loved and regularly run.
      Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXupg5xB0DY
      Many collectors in Japan follow the “use it and continue to love it in daily life” line of thinking, as opposed to the approach taken by many overseas who completely strip and restore a vehicle and then hardly ever use it.

      They built them tough in Japan in the old days…. (For you Yanmar fans): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb5ivs_wteY

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      • The small Yanmar diesels are still found banging away as auxiliary engines on small fishing boats & yachts in NZ.

        You can’t kill the bloody things!

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        • Nasska…
          A mother of kid at our school had a later Blue Bird model to your one. It was the first Japanese car in the district and the only one that I had ever seen. The most striking feature that I still remember about it, were the flush door handles…..like the futuristic stuff from The Jetson’s.

          My son has a mate who collects old Datsuns, and that one of yours would be worth gold now, That son used to come across old abandoned Datsuns, models never imported to NZ, parked up around the Queensland outback, and thought seriously about shipping some back to NZ.

          In 1973, I bought a second hand Morris 1300 for $2300.00 (cash)…..for under a grand more, I could have bought a brand new Datsun 120Y. With the benefit of hindsight, the decision would have been different.

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          • The killer of the early Jap cars was rust. They were all bad but the Hondas & Subarus were the worst. Only the high cost of new cars kept them on the road & the death knell sounded when the government of the day allowed the importation of second hand cars.

            We had a period when you couldn’t give away an early Japper & nearly all went through the crusher.

            And I agree. Spending the extra $1000 would have paid big dividends.

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  23. SO the colourful sock wearing POS Trudeau has banned “military style ” assault weapons, what a fucking joke, he’s banned fully automatic assault rifles .
    this spawn from the Rolling Stones 3 day gang bang of his mother ( it’s documented) is telling
    the Canadian people what they should do . FUUUUUCK.

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  24. Out of interest for the percentage I took part and said No.

    Coronavirus poll: Have you dobbed anyone in for breaking the level 3 rules?
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/coronavirus-poll-have-you-dobbed-anyone-in-for-breaking-the-level-3-rules.html

    92% said No.

    Only 8% have been very busy dobbing in all those who have been reported?

    According to the Finance Minister, as of Friday morning there had been 2101 reports from members of the public at level 3, 991 of which were about businesses and 785 were about individuals. He said 325 were about mass gatherings.

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  25. Howitis@1456

    Might I also suggest that one good reason why the Nats will lose the election, is that they have no concrete policies in place.

    I know I have mentioned this here before, but today I thought I was going to get an answer from a National Party Official ( No names) and that I would be told that yes there were some actual Concrete ‘Set in Stone’ type policies that the Nats actually had in place.

    Not a chance!

    Instead I was referred to what is essentially a ‘Have your say’ page on the ‘NZ National Party’ website and told that apparently policy will be decided on the basis of comments made by members of the public!!

    And that was it!!

    No policies, nohing set in stone, no ‘Statement of Intent’ or even any Founding Principles!!

    Absolutely nowt!!

    So what is left? The CoL is an absolute abomination and I could never vote for any of it’s component parts. ACT is too small to really influence government policy, which leaves nothing else!

    It’s very frustrating, and downright annoying, especially as I don’t want to waste my vote.

    As I doubt that I am alone, I would suggest that this instance the Nats have again shot themselves in the foot.

    Time will tell, but I’m not hopeful there will be a change of government this year, and that the Venezualization of our once-vibrant and advanced country will continue.

    Were that it was not so. 🙁

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    • The thing I love about ACT is they have two layers to that. Policy, which remains relatively flexible. But all policies are rooted in Principles, which set out the party ethics. You can look at a new issue based on Principles and see what they will do.

      Party vote ACT.

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  26. I didn’t even know about this until earlier today when I was alerted by a correspondent in the UK. What a vile creature we have as our Prime Minister:

    “New Zealand MPs have introduced the most extreme abortion law in the world after the Abortion Legislation Bill passed its third reading in Parliament.
    Given the extremely low public support for the change and that the gap between MPs opposing and supporting was quickly closing, Jacinda Ardern’s Government rushed the final stages of the Bill’s progress through Parliament while MPs, media and the country were distracted with dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.”

    https://righttolife.org.uk/news/nz-pm-rushes-worlds-most-extreme-abortion-law-into-law-while-country-distracted-with-pandemic/

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  27. Two women came before wise King Solomon,
    dragging between them a young man.
    “This young man agreed to marry my daughter,”
    said one.

    “No! He agreed to marry MY daughter,” said the other.

    And so they haggled before the King, until he called
    for silence. “Bring me my biggest sword,” said
    Solomon, “and I shall hew the young man in half.
    Each of you shall receive a half.”

    “Sounds good to me,” said the first lady.
    But the other woman said, “Oh Sire, do not spill
    innocent blood. Let the other woman’s daughter
    marry him.”

    The wise king did not hesitate a moment. “The young
    man must marry the first woman’s daughter,”
    he proclaimed.

    “But she was willing to hew him in two!” exclaimed
    the king’s adviser.

    “Indeed,” said wise King Solomon. “That shows she
    is the TRUE mother-in-law.”

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  28. Did anyone see on the news tonight that the government was caught lying about the flu vaccines being in the country? JAG was on air trying to spin. Maybe that s why Cindy did not front today.

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    • They’ve been bullshitting us for weeks about the flu jabs. Including Ardern and Robertson. Doctor after doctor have complained, and have been told there are plenty of vaccines. Now it appears govt are admitting there’s a shortage. We’ve also been told it’s just a supply issue. Well it doesn’t matter; they’re still not getting to the clinics. How hard can this be?

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      • If we’re all locked down and social distancing and taking all sorts of absurd, frankly laughable, “precautions” what is the point of having a flu jab, who are we going to catch flu from that we’re not going to get CCP virus from? And anyway I saw a report earlier that suggests that evidence is mounting that those who have the flu jab are actually more susceptible to CCP. This whole this is getting beyond absurd now. Our economy trashed and our children and grandchildren’s future ruined and mortgaged to the hilt for a disease that, it is becoming clearer by the day, is hardly more deadly or dangerous than the seasonal flu.
        We have been sold a crock and, just like Ardern’s gun control, it is not about keeping us safe it is about control.

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  29. Interesting turn of events, Trump aligning with Gates?

    https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/medical-tyranny-trump-pivots-to-mandatory-vaccinations-under-operation-warp-speed_04302020

    Also within the Bloomberg link inside, which is less emotionally descriptive of course, is a story on Fauci being blocked by the Whitehouse from testifying to congress on the US response to the pandemic;

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-01/white-house-blocks-fauci-from-testifying-to-congressional-panel

    The plot thickens, or twists?

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  30. You know that warm fuzzy feel you get when you see your little girl first venturing out with her partner?

    Well, what do you do when her partner is a predatory rapist?

    That dear reader, is the dilemma facing Ma & Pa Wassilduck.

    Tonight, the dastardly Mallard drake was sweet-talking Duckduck up on our back patio.
    Now, I think he’s been having a few domestic problems with his little lady.. as she flies in late each morning and only sticks around for a couple of hours before flying off in the late afternoon.
    The Drake has always flown off with her…. but tonight he lingered on…and came upstairs to visit Duckduck…… she didn’t hiss at him and seemed to tolerate him quite well……for about 30mins…. until he took off.

    Normally, I wouldn’t be too bothered..as Paradise ducks are quite different from mallards (Different Genera… and Paries..are shelducks)… But (and avert your eyes at this point if you are of a delicate disposition).. Mallard drakes will RAPE anything…and can sire Mallard X Paradise hybrids.

    So should we break up the developing romance or should we just let Nature take its nasty course?

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    • Have you considered contacting National’s Service Centre, 41 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011 Maggy?

      I’ve always found them very willing to intrude on peoples private affairs, especially who is doing it with whom & what they smoke before or after. Their expertise on what should be done with the results of any union is beyond equal.

      I’m uncertain whether they’ve extended their moralising patronage into mallard/shellduck relationships but I’m sure that they will be happy to do so. ” 🙂

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      • I somehow think I need the female perspective on this problem…
        You 2 blokes are hopeless.

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        • Maggy…
          I understand, from a human perspective, that Pukeko are the sexual deviants of the bird world and nothing is off limits to their feathery lust.

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        • Mallards are notorious in the bird world for being rapists. I am tempted to make a joke about them (and sparrows, another bunch of avian gang rapists) but since it is Ramadan I will desist out of good taste and to be kind to those who are NOT us.

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    • Wheres Cindy?
      Isn’t he a bit out of his area of “expertise “.
      He’s just flapping his gums and needs to STFU,

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  31. Global warming fail in Melbourne:
    “A weather system which blasted parts of south-eastern Australia with wintry conditions this week is on it’s way to New Zealand.
    The system dragged Melbourne temperatures on Friday down to 13C – just above the 12.2C May record”

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  32. Was thinking. Even if the UMR poll is true, is National’s strength not in electorates? And with the mantra of Party vote ACT isn’t there still hope?

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  33. Groupthinker Ghahraman
    30/4/2020

    By Olivia Pierson
    First published on Insight@theBFD 23/04/2020

    In an article which one of my readers recently drew to my attention, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman wrote an essay titled Freedom of Speech and Its Limits where she makes the case for why more hate speech laws should be introduced in New Zealand.

    Because Ms. Ghahraman lays out the common arguments in favour of this cause as clearly as her abilities allow, it’s worth a read to see the one-track groove of thought those who advance this cause are stuck in. The obsession with minority groups is paramount: gender, sexual, ethnic, racial and religious (except for Christian). They view society through groupthink lenses to pass themselves off as the bold “defenders of minorities” in the eyes of other groupthinkers, which reminds me of a notable quote by philosopher/novelist Ayn Rand:

    “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”

    https://www.oliviapierson.org/blog/groupthinker-ghahraman?fbclid=IwAR3lYFMNQQ9YlvT8Gpx6M3BxOEM6vHE86YNyBerKXQYmuWXVR9KSHc_DlV8

    sums that bitch up very well.

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  34. Maggy,
    Its a great day for ducks — cancelled opening day.
    They are enjoying the pond feeding as if there is no tomorrow.

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