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  1. New Zealand prisons are a ticking timebomb as inmates struggle with a lack of access to legal advice and rehabilitation, those who work with prisoners say.

    Corrections has suspended face-to-face visits by legal advisors during the coronavirus lockdown.

    The department says it is working to ensure contact can be made via the phone or audio-visual link.
    so no worse of than many of us and get their meals etc as per normal.
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    Then who is missing out and doing the whinging ??? well not hard to guess is it. gravy trains for all.

    But people who work with prisoners told Stuff those behind bars are struggling to get proper access to legal representation.

    Those well paid who claimed wages subsidy and then had to ay it back perhaps.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300007046/coronavirus-prison-timebomb-fears-as-frustration-and-boredom-build

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  2. Found this last night. Mark Richardson giving Socialist Cindy a dose of reality. Keep her on her toes Mark.

    Mark Richardson’s warning for Jacinda Ardern: Don’t expect sportsmanship in the election campaign
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/01/mark-richardson-s-warning-for-jacinda-ardern-don-t-expect-sportsmanship-in-the-election-campaign.html

    “I’m going to encourage that we keep this a Kiwi campaign – New Zealanders expect a certain kind of level of sportsmanship,” said Ardern. “That’s just us. So why shouldn’t that cross over into politics?”

    Ardern: It is ‘totally unacceptable’ to ask women about baby plans
    Watch: Government announces proposed clean vehicle incentives.
    National to appeal after ad ruled misleading

    “Sportsmanship is actually fictitious as a concept,” he told her. “You give a sportsman half a chance and he’ll take what he can.”

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    • Matthew Hooten gave the Tooth Fairy a snotting this morning too. It’s behind a paywall, but here’s a snippet:
      “Legal scholars, including from the political left, now fear the whole lockdown may have been illegal. The Court of Appeal hints it might agree.

      The Prime Minister pays no heed. Despite the Haumaha and Bill of Rights Act precedents, Ardern refuses to release the legal advice on which she based her lockdown decisions, creating all the appearance that she knew the Government was acting illegally when it confined us to our homes.”

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      • Left unchecked, how long before kindly social democrats morph into enthusiastic authoritarians? Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson suggest it’s about seven weeks.

        Let’s not be partisan about this. Simon Bridges might have taken only six weeks. Bill English might have taken eight. But make no mistake, the Government has now crossed the line from using its lockdown powers to maintain public health, to cynically promoting its electoral interests.

        When New Zealanders are asked how they want to check their leaders, the majority opt to maintain our “fastest lawmakers in the west” Parliament, but with the chance to vote it out after three years.

        Notoriously, ministers can agree to something on Monday, bully their party caucuses into supporting it on Tuesday, and ram it through Parliament by the end of the week.

        The courts are mostly powerless to interfere. Legislation ordering the slaughter of all blue-eyed babies is the law-essay exception; an Act designed to extend the prison sentence of a single identifiable person a real one.

        Consequently, New Zealand depends more than most countries on respect for conventions and a rambunctious public sphere.

        Parliamentary question time is criticised for kindergarten antics, but most ministers are genuinely afraid of it. When questions are lodged, bureaucrats rush around thoroughly investigating the matter before the minister has to front up, itself acting as a powerful check.

        Government cheerleaders say none of this matters; that Ardern being subject to the rule of law and public scrutiny is less important than saving lives. Shame on them.

        First, there is no reason Ardern couldn’t have done everything she has, but maintained the rule of law.

        Second, a major reason the lockdown has succeeded is because New Zealanders respect the rule of law and have assumed she does too.

        And, third, the principle that prime ministers are subject to the rule of law is in fact a norm so important that many more people have sacrificed their lives in its defence than could ever be at risk of dying from Covid-19.

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        • Well said Viking.

          Kiwis are basically trusting and open-minded as a species, they generously give one the benefit of the doubt. And I think we’ve seen that during the past 7 weeks. However, when Kiwis start to feel like they’re being covered in bullshit, they get antsy – and I think we’re beginning to see signs that it’s obvious that we’re being seriously fucked around. And I think there is a upwelling of anger now bubbling just beneath the surface.

          Sure the insane 25% who are wired to be Labour voters will always believe their false idols, but I think that middle NZ is fundamentally fair-minded and independent-minded and they are pretty close to not trusting the COL.

          Kelvin Davis last night was a picture perfect study in cluelessness. His party is devoid of the problem-solving mindset that is required, left-wing groupthink cannot get us out of this Marxist black hole. Officialdom has been corrupted with chardonnay socialists and leadership appointed to meet diversity quotas rather than their capability – so nothing good is going to come out of there either. And at the time when the country needs ideas and innovation – Kelvin is totally marooned. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets his policy advice from a volleyball with a bloody red hand for a face!

          You know the old saying “Good times leads to weak leaders and weak leaders make for bad times”, we’ll NZ has just finished a very, very long period of good times and I don’t think we’ve ever had weaker leaders who are more intent on creating the worst of times for us all!

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          • The Kelvinator!
            The door was open, but the light was out!
            Paul Henry got fed up with him last night, waved his hand across his neck, but the producer did not cut him off!

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    • Do I have this right:
      The Prime Minister uses the term ‘us’ in reference to sportsmen?
      I was unaware our Prime Minister had a sporting career.
      Have I missed something?

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  3. Trolley dollies go live.

    Kiwi air hostesses made redundant during the global coronavirus pandemic are increasingly swapping runways for jobs as strippers.
    More than half of Calendar Girls’ online applications last month came from redundant cabin crew, a club spokesman said. He wouldn’t give exact numbers but did say pre-coronavirus, they would get around 10-15 job applications a day. They had seven approaches from ex-flight attendants yesterday alone.

    Calendar Girls is offering any dancers who perform in their old air hostess uniform an exemption from paying club fees online or on stage until there is a Covid-19 vaccine.
    Calendar Girls is launching a new live webcams site – cgslive.com – this weekend, with dancers filming from their own homes.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12330203

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    • Any strip club patrons amongst us should be grateful for the change in recruitment policy for flight attendants. From what I’ve seen they’re still pretty strange fruit but the horrors witnessed during my last flight on NAC, Wellington/Christchurch in the early 70s still haunts me.

      The weather was marginal, I was feeling queasy & I hate heights. To create the perfect fuckup I had an aisle seat & the wretched hostess, a buxom lass of indeterminate age & unmeasurable girth parked her fat arse in my face for half the trip while she chatted up some unlucky passenger in the opposite seat.

      I have no problems understanding why Sir Bob Jones bought a private jet. It would have been money well spent. 🙂

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      • nasska, Whats going to happen to the Asian call girl industry? ,most of them are here fraudulently as on “working holidays” and must return home frequently ,now they won’t be able to return once they leave and this will decimate the industry,LOL.
        Maybe they should be paid compensation Im sure we’ve got a couple of hundred mill to hand out there,
        My advice would be to get out there and support these poor girls ,possibly you could pay a visit on the way to pick up your KFC , these are essential workers that have probably turned over more money in the last 8 weeks than the entire NZ economy,there’s possibly more prostitutes in some streets in auckland than there have been politicians in parliament for weeks .

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        • ……”there’s possibly more prostitutes in some streets in auckland than there have been politicians in parliament for weeks”…….

          The girls earn their money honestly.

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  4. Paul Henry and Kelvin Davis clash over how fast New Zealand’s tourism industry should be reopened
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/paul-henry-and-kelvin-davis-clash-over-how-fast-new-zealand-s-tourism-industry-should-be-reopened.html

    But Henry took issue with the ambiguity of Davis’ plans.

    “They want certainty. There are jobs – as you would know now – hanging in the balance right now. They’re earning no money. They need to know what is likely to happen in the next few months.”

    Henry referenced a statement Davis had released earlier on Thursday, which said: “Right now, Tourism New Zealand are working on something special to encourage Kiwis to experience what New Zealand has on offer and it will be ready to launch when it’s in the best interest for the industry and the country.”

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    • Kelvin is a wind-up mannequin. Pull the string and he repeats the re-programmed message. Ask him a question and watch the confusion on his face. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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    • Kelvin Davis is as thick as fifteen planks. I think I might start watching Paul Henry if he is as he used to be watched the first and thought he had totally lost it.

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    • Wow. Just wow. Here is Exhibit A in how fucking useless this government is. The industry most decimated by the lockdown must be thrilled they have such a intellectual giant fighting in their corner.

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      • Special K says the domestic tourism launch is being delayed “until after the budget next week”. Get ready folks, Grant is building up for his annual big moment announcing the budget. Robbo has already signalled the Covid-19 financial crisis won’t affect the growth of the state in our lives.

        Kelvin looked like a stunned mullet and confused at the concept when Paul told him that good leadership meant doing more than one thing at a time. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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          • Handicapped? Well Mike that depends on what threshold you apply for when a low IQ becomes mental retardation.

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    • When you hear Kelvin say in the beginning “We acted decisively in the early stages to respond to Covid” remember; David Seymour was the one haranguing the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to return from her overseas trip when Covid was already a thing for two months.

      It was first detected in December, 2019. Taiwan started their response program on the 31st of December, 2019. By the 26th of February, Jacinda Ardern was still touring Fiji. Two months after the whole thing started.

      “Acted decisively” my arse.

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      • Well the Hijab celebration is the real killer. That she deliberately delayed action so she could have her moment of international glory again, complete with visitors from the Covid hotspot Iran is unforgivable.

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    • Hahahaha. At the start, when he is composed it is “Tourism Aoteoroa”. As he gets more and more flustered it creeps back to “Tourism New Zealand”. Gold. Absolute gold.

      Paul is right. It’s really fucking simple.

      * Government gives the tourism industry a time range on when Lockdown level 2 is likely to happen. It can be within a couple of weeks.
      * Tourism industry can follow Sicily’s example and start advertising to a depressed domestic market for a time after level 2 has happened. Sicily is offering a “Come for 4 days, get the 5th free and no charge for major tourist attractions” deal.
      * Money starts flowing, save some tourism jobs. You won’t save all of them.

      But these communists won’t announce this now. They won’t do anything until after the budget, because the budget is our great leap forward into communism. That’s why Kelvin can’t and won’t do anything; because whatever he does will be pointless.

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  5. Paul was rolling his eyes. He gave up in the end and just shut the Kelvinator down. Tourism is on its own.

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      • Viking
        He is a male school teacher who got promoted beyond his capability because he is male. There was a period in the late 90s early 2000s that male teachers (especially primary school teachers) got pushed in to being head masters to give more “balance” and a lot of useless guys ended up as head masters. Usually they just sat there and let the deputy head (invariably an experienced female ) actually do the work and run the school. I know of plenty examples this happening. Luckily the kids did not suffer because most of these guys did not interfere too much so the school went on as normal.

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        • If Children, family, friends, Liebour voters ask you what a Post Turtle is ..

          ..Just point to Kelvin Davis

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  6. The bozo Kelvin Davis has found a new Buzz word “reimagining” of course he got this word from another bozo who used it a dozen times in his daily dribble yesterday, Andrew Cuomo.
    FFS what a hollow vacant clone of a creature Davis is ,don’t be surprised if the rest of the labour front bench start spouting that word as well, I can just see “reimagining” slipping from Cindys tongue like another billion dollars of debt,and what was bozo Willie Blacksons main point in his interview on TV3 this morning ” don’t you fellahs know that Jacinda has been voted BEST COMMUNICATOR IN THE WORLD”.
    Isn’t it reassuring knowing we have have leaders like Willie Blackson to save us from the coming financial disaster?

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  7. What a surprise – leaked advice shows lockdown enforcement was illegal – Cindy sends fraudster to explain

    So it seems all the police overreach we’ve seen, Mike Bush’s arrogance etc has no basis in law with the Crown Law advice being leaked yesterday.

    David Parker, that’s right the guy that got fired by Helen Clark from his Solicitor-General job for filing a false declaration, and the person that stoopid Cindy felt was the right person to be … that’s right you guessed it “Solicitor-General” in her Cabinet (funny how the media haven’t raised this little issue – it’s almost as if they’re ‘bought and paid for’) has been sent in to deal with the fall-out now that the advice has been leaked showing us why Parker described the legal basis for the lockdown enforcement as “fairly legal” (remember the feast the lying MSM had when Steven Joyce used that phrase – and now? That’s right “Crickets” from the lying MSM – it’s almost as if they’ve been “bought and paid for”).

    So creepy Parker has been rolled out to explain that it was “an early draft” of the advice suggesting it should be discounted. Using the good old liar’s trick of cloaking a lie in a little bit of truth eh? Well you’d have to say even if it was a ‘draft ‘my experience is that super cautious, careful to the point of anal retentiveness lawyers never change their advice that much from the first time they utter until they give you a final. And with Crown Law, well I’d guess that they’d be even more careful to be right with the first of their advice that sees the light of day.

    All of which adds up to a disturbing state of affairs, did creepy Parker reject Crown Law’s advice and direct them to give him different advice that fitted the Government’s totalitarian agenda? If so isn’t that what fascism looks like where you shape the advice you accept to support the policy you want to implement – something we all have to start being aware of “Policy based evidence” it’s the way you do things like:
    – ban oil and gas exploration (even though it’s going to lead to mass poverty or a huge increase in CO2 emissions)
    – a gun ban (even though there is no evidence to suggest it would have prevented March 15 or will lead to increased public safety)
    and
    – a lockdown that data is now showing had zero effect on CCP virus deaths over and above what would have happened if we’d just taken a few minor precautions instead of destroying our economy.

    And why oh why would creepy Parker have any hesitation about not immediately releasing the legal advice if everything was above board? The only reasonable conclusion to reach is that the advice did not allow for the level of over-reach we have been subjected to. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. You only need to withhold it if you are lying. The leak seems to suggest there is a big problem.

    So all this is distrubing. But what is really of concern is how the media have acted. Ok so big ups to Barely Sober for breaking the story at 5pm on the Herald. But what about the rest of the media? Imagine a world if you will, where the media are so in lockstep with the extremist left wing government that is illegally oppressing the populace, that they won’t repeat a story proving political corruption and dishonesty of the most egregious nature. Nothing on either news channel at 6pm, nothing, not a dicky bird. If Soimon had been PM and this story had broken an hour earlier – does any reasonable person think that both channels wouldn’t have made the leak their main story? Why wouldn’t it have been covered? Why would a media outlet not cover the biggest story of the year?

    It’s almost as if the media has been bought and paid for – 50 million times over!

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    • D P ,Excellent post , even at this early time in the day Im voting that the best of the day .✅

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    • You’d think Paddy Gower would be wetting himself at such a story.
      Maybe he’s beavering away in the background to produce one of his in-depth investigations?

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      • Paddy is on to a lead that the Crown Law solicitor might be a white supremacist – that Paddy he’s a special boy (not too bright, a face for radio but he tries hard even if he always gets the wrong end of the story)

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        • Have you heard Paddy’s weekly ‘phone-in’ on The Rock?
          He drops ‘F Bombs’ every second word trying to be cool- doesn’t seem to realise that they are taking the piss out of him….

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  8. Cindy probably needs to shut parliament back down and send her ministers home under a lockdown as they getting bad cases of foot in mouth . It will be interesting if the opposition members have the ability to go on attack and get her on the ropes so punters can see her nasty (real) side

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  9. A lawyer is driving down the road when he sees a man and
    his family eating the grass on the road verge. He tells his driver to
    pull over and he gets out of the limo and enquires with the man as
    to whats going on.

    The man explains that the Wuhan Virus had ruined him and that he
    and his family had resorted to eating grass to survive.

    The lawyer says, “come home with me and I’ll give you a decent feed.”
    The man asks if the wife and kids can come as well.
    “Hell yes”, says the lawyer, “there’s plenty for every one.”

    The family all pile into the lawyer’s limo and as they drive off,
    the lawyer turns to the man and says,
    “you’re going to love my place, since the Lockdown, my grass
    is over a foot high.”

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  10. “”And so the two weeks of quarantine that they may need to do, that they would need to do at the beginning of their arrival isn’t as much of a barrier as it is for tourism.”

    Is it “may need to do”? or “would need to do”?

    Coronavirus: ‘Quite possible’ international students will be allowed into NZ before border opens
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/coronavirus-quite-possible-international-students-will-be-allowed-into-nz-before-border-opens.html

    New Zealand may allow international students to come to this country under quarantine conditions, before the borders are opened up again to other foreign nationals.

    Universities and polytechs are pushing for students to be allowed to return to New Zealand after a dramatic drop in numbers.

    It’s been a major blow to an industry that was once worth $5 billion a year.

    Education Minister Chris Hipkins is now flagging the possibility of allowing international students back into New Zealand before the border reopens.

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    • What’s that if not a kick in the teeth for New Zealand small businesses that are hiding behind Perspex shields and forcing customers into queues of 2m spacing?

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      • One rule for all is a misnomer Harvey. If it is COL approved they change the rules. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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        • Not just universities – there’s a once-thriving trade in school students as well.
          (Marist College)

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          • Why should the education industry be allowed to import the corona virus unimpeded, when other industries have been crying out for labour to harvest their crops?
            Robbo has know jumped on the education bandwagon.
            Keep them out of the country or open the border to everyone!
            Could always lay some teachers and professors off, don’t ya know! They are not a protected species!

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  11. Peters stirring it.

    Chinese Ambassador to NZ should ‘listen to her master’ in Beijing – Winston Peters
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/chinese-ambassador-to-nz-should-listen-to-her-master-in-beijing-winston-peters.html

    In response to the statement from the embassy, Peters said the Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi should “listen to her master, Wang Yi, back in Beijing” who had given him assurances “China does not behave that way”.

    “In any way that she might be suggesting and I trust him and I trust the administration to keep their word.”

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      • Jacinda’s wiki page – an update

        A few weeks back, I added a comment about how Jacinda’s Wiki page is updated, prinked, preened, curated, corrected, fiddled with and generally protected more than any other wikipedia page I’ve ever seen. I also noted how magically for a few days the fact that Jacinda spent time in China while she was Comrade Cindy – got quietly erased and then equally invisibly re-instated after I noted it on YSB.

        Well the Cindy protection squad (I suspect a lot of them have Chinky sounding names in real life) went very quiet for a few days after getting noticed on YSB.

        But they’re back in force and they are polishing up at nearly three times the rate they were beforehand.

        In May alone – I counted 37 separate edits. I think few people would argue that Donald Trump is the most notorious, most contentious leader we’ve seen for decades – well given that notoriety, his wiki page was tweaked a mere 24 times! Only 2/3 as much as a minority leader of a tiny country that most people in the world couldn’t find on a map.

        And the vainest, most self-centred, most publicity seeking, look at me celebrity (Meghan Markle), someone who is instantly recognisable the world over, well she isn’t even close to our vain PTPM for tweaks – only 12 tweaks for the secondmost (after Cindy) shallow person on the planet.

        It shows there is an absolute industry involved in keeping up the image of Cindy – the false idol. Interesting, none of the edits were adding in that Cindy mislead the NZ public and instituted an illegal police lockdown with no legal basis for her actions. Funny that!

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        • Yeah, I just scrolled through the changes. It is a very carefully curated propaganda piece.

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        • That page is missing a lot.
          No mention of her disgraceful performances as an activist/protester before she became PM.
          Nor any mention of the multiple scandals and embarrassments that have dogged her Government since her reign of terror began…

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          • Whinestone just gave the chinese a big “Fuck You”!
            Cindy’s going to pissed, but what can she do?
            She only serves at his pleasure!

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        • At least Cam’s missus got it right on Urban Dictionary:

          “Jacinderease

          The language of obfuscation:

          Words that make an answer, vague, unclear, unintelligible or that avoid answering the question altogether.

          Jacinderese is a language easily learned as it is full of bumper sticker slogans. The secret to speaking fluent Jacinderease is to have a relentlessly positive tone when speaking.
          “Please tell us Prime Minister how you are going to meet your government’s target to build 25 houses a day?”

          Jacinderease :

          “This is very important conversation that we need to have. I am committed to establishing a working group to discuss this issue and we will try to fulfill our promises to the communidy. As you know I am totally committed to getting children out of poverdyand a warm dry home you will agree is essential.” ”

          by Spanishbride

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  12. How not to reopen industry after Covid-19 shutdown

    Gas leak at factory in India kills 11
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/05/gas-leak-at-factory-in-india-kills-11.html

    At least 11 people have been killed in India in a gas leak at a South Korean-owned factory making polystyrene products that made hundreds of people sick and led to the evacuation of villagers living nearby, officials say.

    The accident occurred some 14km inland from the east coast city of Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh state, at a plant operated by LG Polymers, a unit of South Korea’s biggest petrochemical maker, LG Chem Ltd.

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    • The remarks from minute 26:00 on herd immunity are important for New Zealand and show why our approach has been the wrong one and is likely to cause more problems in the future quite apart from the devastating damage to our economy which has already killed more people than the virus if the reports (being hushed up) of rising suicide rates are true. We have to achieve herd immunity sometime, we should have done it now before the cold weather starts.

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      • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8293233/Far-people-Australia-predicted-die-suicide-coronavirus-lockdown.html#comments

        “There are fears suicide rates could rise by 50 per cent across Australia because of the impacts of coronavirus restrictions.

        New research predicts an extra 1,500 suicide deaths across the country over the next five years as a result of the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

        The modelling from the Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Centre found the rate of deaths linked to suicide would be more than four times the number of deaths directly caused by coronavirus, The Australian. ”

        “The modelling reveals the annual rate of suicide could rise from 3,000 to 4,500 – and youth suicides would represent almost half of those figures.”

        I acknowledge it is modelling but the numbers are scary and more likely accurate than the hyper-number crap used to justify (illegal?) National imprisonment and destruction of the economy.

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      • NZ Rugby are an astonishingly arrogant organisation. They torched Club Rugby and Domestic Comps years ago chasing the almighty dollar for their All Black ‘Brand’.
        (Since when did the team I grew up loving become a ‘Brand’? Ugh..)
        Not sorry to see them fold.
        Would be great if Rugby rebuilt itself away from all the Steve Tew bullshit…

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        • My Uncle was on the NZRFU when they went professional. He said at the time it would be the ruination of the game. He is now long since gone but his words continue to echo. Hard to build from the base up when the base has been destroyed. I am picking that all those 100’s /1000’s of players who have been saying and doing one more year just might not appear next season.

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        • “Would be great if Rugby rebuilt itself away from all the Steve Tew bullshit…”

          Can’t disagree with that and I think Mark Robinson is the man to do that. Hopefully a reboot of provincial rugby featuring out best players will provide the injection the game needs and flows on to the provincial club competitions.

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          • You have to laugh. Many ABs are out helping the elderly and poor whilst Dan Carter is planing on going to the USA to rake in more coin.

            I knew this money grabbing little prick when he lived in Southbridge.

            Boy has he changed….

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    • Just so long as they do not cut the salaries for the wimins playerz after ‘100 years of chasing equality’
      That would be sooo sexist and misogynist. I tell ya.

      I don’t bother with rugby but the stats are interesting that half will be laid off.
      This was the theme of my post 2 days ago.
      Forget about 10 to 15% unemployment.
      This is a jobs massacre.
      25% plus unemployment ++ .
      Check out the ‘multiplier effect’ in economics and ‘elasticity vs price inelasticity.’
      Or calculate reduced activity.
      0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 is 0.512 after the third cycle. Half.

      Most of the businesses have been smashed in tourism.
      I am impressed with Air NZ signalling with good and clear numbers.
      They went hard and early (unlike Ardoom) and announced some unpalatable numbers.
      The CEO is clearly as good as the earlier ones.
      I do not know if Chris Luxon would have had the guts to be open and honest. I guess the fact that he is chasing a political career answers that one !!

      The Air NZ Directors have clearly defined legal liability for false information so are motivated to be current with prompt reporting.
      It seems not so with Public Servants (Bloomfield) and the Politicians.

      Rugby is the wealthiest sport in NZ by far.
      Think about others with lower cash flows.

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      • Someone was on talkback. Senior pilots not allowed to take voluntary redundancy, to save jobs for the younger ones with family’s and mortgages!
        Shame on you ANZ!

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  13. Has anyone been able to find anything about using a boat with a motor in COS level 2
    Come in Jethro

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    • He is right.
      Though given Ardern’s woeful performance the bar is set pretty damn low…

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    • Mark can also outdo the toothy one since he has had his gnashers upgraded. I have to look away when he is speaking as they are so bright they damage my eyes. PTPM will have to get a fluorescent upgrade to beat Mark in the brightness stakes.

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  14. White Nationalists are every where.

    A man who threatened to behead Christians on his front lawn in retaliation for the Christchurch massacre has walked free from court with a suspended sentence. …….
    ……. The court heard Waugh identified as a white, nationalist Muslim who wanted to be recognised as a martyr. …….

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-06/james-waugh-sentenced-for-threats-to-behead-christians/12219698

    Now what does that presiding Australian Judge know about the koran? Chronological order? Abrogation?
    She considers it to be “exceptionally disturbing” for him to act on ‘his’ religious beliefs.

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  15. Now for the great news of the day. The DOJ have dropped their case against General Flynn !!

    Comey and co. are going completely off the wall.

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  16. I’ve found proof positive that Arderns caucus can perform miracles,we are all aware that Tamati Coffee managed to get his husband pregnant and Kiri Alan miraculously fathered a child as well ,but you aint seen nothing yet Cindy is so devine that the latest numbers re Covid 19 has her medically healing 207 more NZrs from death than were ever actually cases of the virus reported ,astonishing Im changing my vote.

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    • Jacinda truly is the Messiah!

      ‘Jacinda, once more deeply moved and with a frowny face, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
      “Take away the stone,” she said.
      “But, Saint Jacinda,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odour, for he has been there four days.”
      Then Jacinda said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of Socialism?”
      So they took away the stone. Then Jacinda looked up and said, “Helen, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
      When she had said this, Jacinda called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face…
      Saint Jacinda turned and posed for the masses of cameras…’

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  17. Willie Jackson demands Kiwis ‘congratulate this Government’ over COVID-19 lockdown success
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/willie-jackson-demands-kiwis-congratulate-this-government-over-covid-19-lockdown-success.html

    Labour MP Willie Jackson has told the Opposition and media to stop playing “gotcha politics” and “congratulate this Government” on its COVID-19 strategy instead.

    “Rather than waffle on and try and find gaps or holes or problems – and we’ll look at that later on – why don’t we just congratulate ourselves, congratulate this Government and Jacinda Ardern who I think was voted the best communicator in the world? We’re doing such a great job.

    🤮🤮🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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    • Who voted her ‘Best in the World’??
      I certainly don’t remember being polled on that…

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      • I took a poll* and Willie Jackson is the Biggest Fuckwit in the World.

        *poll of Crumb household, wider social circle and peer reviewed data from Fuckwits Quarterly publication.

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  18. Lefty Aussie MSM are reporting that cardinal whatever his name is “knew about priests abusing little boys in the mid 70”. MID SEVENTIES, fuuuucck,he must have been in a Coma in the 20s 30s 40s 50s and 60s FFS.

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    • Bet she wouldn’t risk doing that with a Jersey bull. They’re not very big (650kg ave) but they’re the meanest, most unpredictable bastards on the planet.

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      • Yes the bulls are nasty little buggers. It’s like they have small bull syndrome. The jersey cows have the sweetest nature.

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  19. Received a newsletter from school via FB post …Level 2 blah, blah, blah,
    I really don’t want to send my small person back to school until I absolutely have to so I posted the question:

    Is attending school compulsory under Level 2?

    Could you wise people please interpret this answer for me:

    The Ministry of Education has made it clear it is safe for all students and staff to return to school in Alert level 2. The safety and wellbeing of students, staff and their households, continues to be a priority – if you are sick you must stay at home. Distance learning is available for those unable to attend school, for example who are self-isolating for reasons such as return from overseas. More details will be out next week and we will share our Level 2 plan and information with our community.

    Is that a yes, or a no?
    Does it mean they don’t know either?
    They say the MoE has made it clear, so can I ask again without one of us looking bad on the school’s FB page?

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    • For my money they don’t know but being teachers they’re too arrogant to admit it so have resorted to verbiage to shut you up.

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    • “Distance learning is available for those unable to attend school”

      Put a full stop at the end of that statement and keep your youngster at home until the school squeals to the contrary.

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      • I never trust anyone who takes 90 words to give a one word answer.
        Hence I have no intention of letting that institution loose on my precious person until I have no option.

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    • As a teacher, who fucking knows? My advice is if you want your kid to stay at home during Level 2, feel free to do so. I would challenge any cunt to argue otherwise. Hipkins and co have no fucking clue. Its obvious from the crap the ministry of Ed is sending schools. My take on this is once the schools reopen the virus will start spreading again. Kids are too stupid to socially distance unless highly regulated. And with the cold weather coming in, the virus if it starts spreading, will love the school environment. Mark my words. On the other hand, we need to start opening up business where intelligent adults can maintain safe interactions.

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      • It is clear from all the evidence so far that normally healthy kids are at very little risk anyway. A new report from Germany finds the risk of catching CCP virus from an infected person in your own household is only 15% I don’t have a link so cannot offer any verification. The best place to catch the virus is, apparently, in crowded, closely packed warm and humid venues such as night clubs and discos – imagine my surprise!. The chances of catching it at your supermarket or garden centre are virtually nil. We have been lied to and our economy trashed on the basis of faulty data and as each week goes by that will become more evident. I just hope the public wake up before the election and do not vote this ghastly woman back in thinking that she has done a good job, she has NOT.

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  20. Simon Bridges questions COVID-19 ‘economic management’ as tens of thousands join benefit queue
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/simon-bridges-questions-covid-19-economic-management-as-tens-of-thousands-join-benefit-queue.html

    Simon Bridges is questioning the Government’s “economic management” of COVID-19 as figures show tens of thousands of Kiwis have joined the benefit queue since the lockdown began.

    “Irresponsible economic management will put a mortgage on our children and our grandchildren’s future.”

    With Budget 2020 to be unveiled next week, the National Party leader said the Government needs to “carefully consider every spending decision they make because every dollar will have to be paid off with higher taxes and by future generations”.

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    • After the budget is released to the public, the Kelvinators light will switch on again and burst into print!

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  21. Work and Income acts ‘unlawfully’ over benefits, redundancy payments

    Work and Income has been acting “unlawfully” and ignoring its own legislation by telling people with paid redundancies that they are not eligible for a benefit till that money runs out.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/work-and-income-acts-unlawfully-over-benefits-redundancy-payments

    It came to light after RNZ detailed the story of Mary*, a hotel worker made redundant when the Covid-19 lockdown began.

    She applied for a job seeker’s benefit but was told she would not receive anything till her redundancy runs out in September.

    However, section 422 of the Social Security Act makes clear when calculating a person’s income and benefit level, Work and Income is to “take no account of a redundancy or retirement payment”.

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  22. Oi, you lot! OUT, the youngins need your job!

    Unemployment could be eased if employed over-65s retire – economist
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/05/coronavirus-unemployment-could-be-eased-if-employed-over-65s-retire-economist.html

    As the economic impacts from COVID-19 continue to take a toll and with a rise in unemployment expected, an economist says Kiwis over-65 that are still in jobs could retire now to ease some of the pain.

    Economist Tony Alexander’s comments come as new figures released on Friday show about 40,000 New Zealanders have applied for the benefit since March 20.

    Alexander told Stuff on Friday he expects a decline in working over 65-year-olds.

    “Some will bring forward their retirement plans. Some won’t want to work because the extra interaction will increase their risk of infection should a new community outbreak occur,” he said.

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    • Some senior pilots at ANZ offered, but were turned down. They wanted the younger pilots with family and mortgages to have a job!

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      • Plus they understand that flying a plane is a first class way to catch the virus since if anyone on board is shedding the air conditioning / pressurisation system will distribute the germs nicely through the entire cabin and cockpit.

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  23. Mike Kunty is going to be pissed if his bestest mate Cullen hangs on until next weeks change to level 2. He will have no excuse not to attend his mates funeral when it happens soon. Sooner than later please. Maybe nasska can get his sky fairy to facilitate a hastening of the pricks demise. Being a good tyke, Cullen will be looking forward to his last day.

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  24. Get stuffed Alexander.
    Over the last few years I have come across many people, especially guys working when they are over 65.
    The many and varied circumstances of peoples lives mean there is a necessity for them to keep working.Often the circumstances have been created by events beyond their control.
    Many guys of course are like me and have had everything extracted from them by the disgusting RP Act.To have to start again in your sixties is bloody hard.

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    • WG…
      Is that the Mount Bruce Wild Life Centre?
      Stopped off there on the way to catch the Inter Islander ferry in February.
      Saw how it had been turned into some tangata whenua tourist nonsense that needed some exorbitant entry fee that me and my tangata whenua mate could see for free back home and decided…nah..
      Same over in OZ…Mossman Gorge, Catherine Gorge etc…good that the indinginals want to take advantage of their natural icons, but a rip off is a rip off where ever it is.

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  25. Here’s an out of this world job:

    New US Space Force looking for recruits to defend America beyond the planet

    A slogan for a newly released recruitment video for the US Space Force says, “maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.”
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/new-us-space-force-looking-recruits-defend-america-beyond-planet?auto=6155141064001

    Secretary Barrett said so far recruitment hasn’t been a problem for the Space Force: “There’s been an avalanche of applicants.”

    “It is in the exciting business of exploring, defending and applying capabilities in space,” Ms Barrett said.

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  26. Well it would seem we have reached Dictatorship level governance. Our incompetent PTPM has decreed that ministers are to refuse all media interviews. They are not to respond to written questions unless the answer has been signed off by her highness. Her ministers may be the most useless bunch of misfits this country has ever been lumbered with, it would appear they have been taken out of play and she is to be the only source of truth.
    She is in for a big shock next week. There will be a short term spike of unsatisfied demand for hardware, shoes and clothes then many businesses will face a lack of customers. The shit will hit the fan and the PTPM when economic reality sets in.
    I hope I am not being overly negative just realistic.

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  27. Cindy has gagged her ministers in a late Friday info dump.

    Newshub has been leaked an internal memo sent to all ministers from the Prime Minister’s office instructing them not to speak to the media about Friday afternoon’s document dump.

    It directs that ministers instead respond with brief written comments that must be signed off by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

    The gag order was sent ahead of a Friday afternoon document dump of official papers relating to the Government’s COVID-19 response.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/leak-jacinda-ardern-gags-ministers-on-discussing-covid-19-response.html?fbclid=IwAR2xc8BXMWYcHaDQwIyejTeSO7kB4_eJpqpzY6herbagE2KiexMXLwdbj-g
    .
    Even Tova is pissed. Cindy’s followers are going to have a job expalining all this to the rest of us.

    “If you do get a media query on this please provide a written response,” it reads. “I would like to sign off and see all written response (sic). Do not put Minister up for any interviews on this.”

    The documents were released at 2pm – after the Government’s only press conference of the day.

    Newshub requested an interview with Health Minister David Clark – it was declined.

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    • Newshub dodged a bullet there. What could the very rev Clark have to say about anything worth listening to?
      Cindy must have realised by now that none of her ministers are competent to answer any hard questions. Not that these reporters know much about asking hard questions.
      With Kevin and willie this am looking like idiots, the country really is fucked

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      • Somewhere in there is something smelly!
        Why would she issue written orders not to talk!
        Has this government done this before or has any government done it?
        She’s panicking, she’s scared! She’s shitting herself!

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        • Sooty. The country is fucked with these devious front bums trying to ruin it.

          It will be interesting to see what media organisation runs the true story about the gagging order.

          The stupid lying bitch has to fall on her sword.

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    • After the Kelvin Davis’ “performance” they probably felt they were going to get exposed.

      But it really just shows Adern/Simpson/Clark are just control freaks.

      But the positive maybe that the MSM will starting thinking and turn against them. Now it is not just the Opposition who cannot ask any questions.

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      • I get the feeling the worm is turning against these bastards. Not before time I might add.

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    • Clearly the ministers are not working then.
      Cut the bastards’ salaries back to that of ordinary MPs.

      If ArDoom is smarter than them they really are dumb bastards.
      Twyford –check
      Davis – check
      Clark – check
      Sepuloni – check

      Oh hell, I’m off for a drink

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    • It would be interesting to find who leaked. Leaks only occur when someone is pissed. And the Labour party has been leaking like a sieve….

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  28. Poor buggers. Turns out HB needed that dam for much needed irrigation and water for stock but the Greens said NO. 😲

    Hawke’s Bay farmers desperate as serious drought is overshadowed by Covid-19 crisis

    Alistair Renton dishes out the last meal for his four year old cows – their next stop is the meat works as he can’t keep feeding them.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hawkes-bay-farmers-desperate-serious-drought-overshadowed-covid-19-crisis?auto=6155114353001

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    • Does any one have any explanation as to why Cameron Slater was dead against the Ruataniwha Dam project? It was always odd to me why a Jaffa would concern himself with it and the only connection I could make was his Hawkes Bay mate Simon Lusk.

      I had family members who were pretty much up with the play, and it certainly seemed to be in the interest of the Bay and its horticultural industries to have gone ahead with it.

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      • I’d put $200 on that Lusk bastard.
        He lives in that area.
        Might have affected his hunting.
        Or it was pay for play- more likely.

        He is a soul-less queer prick.
        Sadly a few sitting MPs have taken ‘training’ with him.

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    • Nasska oh nasska…. Last night after calling back, “what?” to her daughter at the other end of the house, my dear old mother in law says, “why can’t she come up here and ask?” She may be demented, but she certainly makes a lot of sense sometimes.

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  29. So, are they expecting to still be paid?

    Leaked survey shows more than a third of secondary school teachers don’t want to go back to work under alert level 2
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/coronavirus-leaked-survey-shows-more-than-a-third-of-secondary-school-teachers-don-t-want-to-go-back-to-work-under-alert-level-2.html

    The leaked internal PPTA survey of secondary school teachers found 30 percent of the country’s 25,000 secondary school teachers may not go back to school at alert level 2 and six percent say they definitely won’t go back.

    That equates to 1500 teachers saying they definitely won’t be going back to school under level 2, and 7500 potentially not returning. If all 36 percent didn’t return, that would be 9000 teachers not at school.

    The reason most cited was health concerns, including things like pregnancy, diabetes, and cancer.

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    • Who cares what a bunch of herd thinking authoritarian intellectual cripples think?

      If my simple pragmatic compassionate advice [to tie doomers to their families and burn them to death in the street ] had been implemented, then BILLIONS of lives would have been saved.

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      • Meanwhile since the first day the teachers have been on full pay for no work!
        The plebs have had no money unless they were lucky and still have to fed themselves, pay mortgage, rent etc!
        Self opinionated wankers is what I say!

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  30. So Minister David Parker is complaining that Simon Bridges is been mean to him and is going to see the teacher Mallard and tell on him!
    It must be getting to him that everyone is thinking what a slimey prick he is!
    Release the paperwork to prove, you are telling the truth and not a bullshitting prick!
    Most clear and transparent government, my arse! Bullshit and bluster is your aim!
    The most corrupt government in NZ history is the COL!

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