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Why I will not hire lefties

Job applicants please note:

We do not hire lefties.

“This is not because we disagree with your political views.

“It is because working here requires superior reasoning.”- Lefties have no reasoning.

“Logic.” Again, lefties are not logical.

“Reading comprehension skills.  In our experience, lefties are deficient in those areas.” Well, in their defence they know how to read the garbage they are fed by the MSM.

“We have found that lefties make decisions based on their emotions, not logic.”

“This would be very detrimental to our business.”

We do not regret any inconvenience this might cause you lefties.

160 COMMENTS

  1. “Malls, cafes and restaurants re-open from Thursday…”.

    Stephieboy must be feeling stir-crazy after not going to St Lukes to look for “small but ample breasts” for a few weeks!

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    • Nostradamus,LOL Where is septicboy ? I figured he must have been incarcerated for the obvious reasons. Even in the now ultra liberal NZ goat bothering is still frowned upon.

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      • The goat molester must be hurting. He made some smart arsed comment at the beginning of lockdown & the KB moderator of the day banned him “for the duration of the lockdown”.

        No mention was made of whether this included Level 1.

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        • Stephieboy and his creepy comments about teen girls left me with absolutely no doubt he is a paid up member of the Labour Party…

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          • Thank goodness he hasn’t discovered here. That would be horrible. This is a fantastic site we do not wanted it corrupted by the left/ranters thank you.

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            • I actually think the Editor should allow them- I enjoy a bit of healthy debate with a lunatic Leftie!
              Winning arguments against them is like shooting fish in a barrel….

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              • Ed has always said there is nothing to stop the lefties. So far any who have ventured to YSB haven’t had a decent argument that stands up so have left in a huff or got really abusive.
                Stephieboy won’t come here as he is scared of “holy” from his days on KB.

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  2. Analysis: There are thousands of mutations of the coronavirus out there. What can New Zealand’s tell us? Marc Daalder reports.

    On February 26, a woman in her 60s was rushed into Auckland Hospital in a wheelchair, after arriving on a flight from Iran via Bali earlier that day. Longstanding protocols for infectious diseases, which had been ramped up in recent weeks, snapped into place. Medical staff donned gloves, face masks and goggles before moving to treat the woman.

    It would be two more days — and two false tests of nasopharyngeal swabs — before a test of the woman’s sputum confirmed what doctors already suspected: She had been infected with the novel coronavirus spreading out of China.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/300007888/the-new-zealand-strains-how-coronavirus-got-here-and-what-are-its-mutations

    This is a long read but at last some real science. Very very interesting.

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  3. This year’s implementation of Labour’s long-promised policy to use government procurement to support the wood processing sector will be a masterstroke for jobs, the economy, the environment and politically for Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford.

    So why the need for a government procurement policy on construction material use favouring sustainable materials?

    A dollar spent on a concrete or steel building quickly ends up in the bank accounts of manufacturers in Thailand, Indonesia or China. That same dollar spent on an engineered timber structure supports local wood prefabrication plants, who in turn pass it to local steel connection manufacturers and sawmills, who pass it to local foresters and transport companies, who pass it to logging and planting gangs and nurseries.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121463372/support-for-wood-processing-sector-a-masterstroke-for-twyford

    Long long overdue, and the bonus. Was at a house that was gutted by fire a couple of weeks back. fire was started in the roof cavity. (funny story too. )
    The house had a steel frame. Basically it is stuffed because as soon as the heat hits steel it softens and bends. Timber may burn but we can treat timber with retardants and in bulk laminated form it takes a lot of fire to burn them through.

    National should have done this after the earthquakes.

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    • The trouble is when you trade with another country you need to take some of their products. If we don’t take steel and other materials from China we will just end up with a bigger pile of plastic shit. Like when we used to get those bloody lada cars from the USSR

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  4. Has anybody else noticed that when we talk about our harsh lockdown #commsgirl says “We’re unique and we have a solution tailored for our unique situation. We don’t compare ourselves to other countries.” Yet in the next breath, “we’ve got better numbers than….we’ve adminstered more tests than…”

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  5. On the first day back after Lockdown, a young boy arrived late for school.
    “Why are you late, Norman?“ asked the teacher.
    “I’m sorry, miss, but I had to get my own breakfast today.”
    “All right, Norman. Settle down. We are doing geography and here is a map of Asia. Can you tell me where the Pakistan border is?”
    “Yes miss, in bed with Mum. That’s why I had to get my own breakfast.”

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  6. I’m not sure that there is enough grey matter in her head to understand that she is talking shit out of both sides of her mouth . It does tend to be the problem when you cut and paste notes from various different speech writers .

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  7. Grant spills some of his election lolly to keep ECE teachers happy.

    Budget 2020: Early learning services get $320m boost including pay increase for teachers
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/budget-2020-early-learning-services-get-320m-boost-including-pay-increase-for-teachers.html

    Some 17,000 qualified early learning childhood education (ECE) teachers will have their pay boosted thanks to $151.1 million in Budget 2020 as part of a $320.8 million investment in early learning.

    The minimum salary for ECE teachers is currently $45,491, depending on the qualifications held by that teacher. On July 1, the minimum salary will increase to $49,862, bringing them in line with kindergarten teachers’ pay.

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    • Not a bad little lurk is it? $50K/yr for a part time gig with unlimited sick leave on full pay.

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      • The ECE centres are often open from 7.30am to 6pm, with only stat holidays.
        Kindergarten teachers don’t want to be compared to ECE workers for obvious reasons.

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  8. So Jacinda is ‘Amazeballs’ and the ‘coolest PM ever’ because she made a rererence that everyone should smoke some weed and “Space out”.
    Could you imagine the outcry if she had told everyone to have a few drinks and relax? Doug Sellman and the usual suspects would be going ballistic…
    I’ve been supportive of Cannabis decriminalisation for years but Labour and the Greens are clearly targeting kids with this..
    That’s a ‘No’ vote from me.

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      • It amazes me how she purports to be so ‘Cool’ and ‘Youth Adjacent’ etc
        She grew up a Mormon. Then joined International Socialist Youth.
        That is NOT being a ‘Cool Kid’…

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      • Maybe it’s just me, but if I knew I was going to appear before a TV camera I would run a brush through my hair as a well as fixing up my lipstick – just saying.

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  9. Tax increases ‘inevitable’ to pay for Covid-19 bill, with net debt expected to rise to $170 billion – economist

    Economist Cameron Bagrie expects net Government debt to rise from $70 billion to $170 billion due to Covid-19, adding that “odds are it’s going to get worse as the years move on”.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tax-increases-inevitable-pay-covid-19-bill-says-economist?auto=6152407460001

    “The wage subsidy is very expensive but it’s kept a lot of people in paid work. The million dollar question – are they going to extend it? Or a slight modification?”

    “Mr personal view would be to make it a loan scheme as opposed to a hand out scheme.”

    He said more support would be needed for the job seeker benefit, with at least another $5 billion needed in the next five years.

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  10. For the next three months (or to the elections) the partisan scum MSM will be chocker with stories based on how PriNZess saved NZ. While we’re ignoring the garbage we could do well to remember Rodney Hide’s comment on KB this morning:

    …….”King Pyrrhus observed he had “done rather well” in again defeating the Romans. It was just he couldn’t afford another victory!”…….

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    • What is truly disturbing though is….

      Obama is exactly right – the rule of law is under attack. The only problem is that the “law” he is talking about is not actually a “law” per se – it’s a long-standing convention that the Alinsky left can do anything they like, break any real laws, ruin anyone’s life with impunity. Obama’s pea brain will not understand this – he is a strong subscriber to the philosophy that anything evil is OK if the Left do it.

      So, it is now crystal-clear, absolutely beyond reasonable doubt that the DNC tried to carry out a Presidentially-led coup, and (aided and abetted by the MSM) they then spent 3+ years trying to cover it up and (worse) push it through to success.

      The real problem for the few sane members of society to puzzle over is – how come nearly half of the population are OK with it?

      Has over half the population lost the ability to discern right from wrong?

      If that really is the case, then the Age of Reason is truly over and (as I’ve said many times in the past) we are living in the ruins of the once great Western civilisation. We are on the verge of 500 years of a new Dark Age.

      To be honest, I’m OK with that. All the Chardonnay socialists are going to find out what real “oppression” looks like. All the Sue Bradford anti-poverty campaigners are going to get a proper taste of what real “poverty” looks like. The indigent in society are going to find out that their lifestyle choice of living high on the dole is a fairytale and their state home is going to be ripped out from under them. The virtue-signalling environmentalists with 5 kids, a couple of SUVs, who fly all over the world and are decked out in fossil-fuel derived Kathmandu clothing are going to find out how brutal life will be living in a zero-carbon primitive economy. All those fuckers are destroying everything they’ve enjoyed or taken for granted and they will bequeath to their children nothing but misery and poverty. Darwin Awards to all of them. Every vote for the Greens or for Labour is those idiots hammering a nail into their own coffins.

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      • Great post as usual DP.
        Trump has stated what it is “treason”. No wonder Barry is denying all and trying to rally the Dems but those involved are scurrying like rats leaving a sinking ship, while honest FBI lawmen come forward to tell all.

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  11. “Government announced it would be giving its rural broadband rollout a $15 million boost” While lefty teachers get hundreds of millions the whole rural sector gets a measly $15m. A decent internet connection should be a priority to make rural business more efficient. Townies wouldn’t put up with the slack coverage country people have to put up with.

    Farmers hope Budget 2020 will focus on rural connectivity
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2020/05/farmers-hope-budget-2020-will-focus-on-rural-connectivity.html

    Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers vice-president, says the events of recent months have shown the importance agriculture has for the economy. The pandemic has also shown how important it is that rural communities are well-connected.

    “There are people out in the rural area right now who are really struggling for their kids to be able to do their schoolwork, being able to fill in GST returns, do all the cloud computing and stuff for all the farm software,” Hoggard told Rural Exchange on Monday.

    “It really is holding a lot of farmers back, the fact they don’t have the connectivity, they can’t use the latest tech on their farms. So that’s a big one.”

    Last month, the Government announced it would be giving its rural broadband rollout a $15 million boost, aimed at helping lift the development and wellbeing of isolated communities as the economy recovers from COVID-19. Hoggard said he welcomed that move. He also said rather than new announcements, he is hoping what has already been planned can be done more quickly.

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    • National did a lot of good with their IT rollout in their early years.But the rollout stalled
      I suspect because of the intransigence of Telcos and in some cases local government.

      Again access to$$$ made the difference plus some lukewarm councils

      But there was some good work done early on.

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  12. The ideology of seeking power & dominance!

    …. “stop making wrong statements” ….
    ….. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said New Zealand’s comments were a severe violation of the “one China” principle, which states that Taiwan is part of China.

    “We express our strong dissatisfaction with the statements and resolutely oppose it, and we have already made stern representations with New Zealand,” …..

    …… “China urges New Zealand to strictly abide by the ‘one China principle’ and immediately stop making wrong statements on Taiwan, to avoid damaging our bilateral relationship.” …..
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/416384/china-berates-new-zealand-over-support-for-taiwan-at-who

    Are the Chinese going to close up on NZ again?

    There could be a pretext like so far the small surge of new cases testing positive.
    China confirmed 14 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, after more than a week of new daily cases remaining in the single digits.
    https://www.newsweek.com/wuhan-reports-first-coronavirus-case-month-fresh-outbreaks-test-model-pandemic-plans-south-1502993

    Would you believe that they have not had any new cases in Wuhan for the past month or so?

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  13. China condemns New Zealand for issuing ‘wrong statements on Taiwan’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/china-condemns-new-zealand-for-issuing-wrong-statements-on-taiwan.html

    Last week, Peters expressed his “personal” support for the state, telling reporters: “In the interests [of] international health, you want every country in an international organisation designed to improve the world’s health. It’s just logic.”

    During a news conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Peters’ comments violated its “one China” policy, which he defined as the political foundation of New Zealand and China’s “bilateral relationship”.

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    • I was required to complete a register outside a cafe I was not permitted to enter when I bought a takeaway cup of tea via contactless payment.

      I have now decided that in future my first name (Jacinda) will suffice, and my the telephone number will be recorded as 04 8305000

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  14. Plan, there is no plan! Cindy’s winging it!
    Talk shit and dodge!
    Will Robbo have a plan?
    Does anyone think that coming out of lockdown, the same day as budget was their only plan!

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    • Absolutely right Sooty – stoopid Cindy has one mode and one mode only. She goes by the “feelz”. Remember her “plan” for dealing with the Mosque attack – it was all “intuitive”. There was no rational evidence-based policy for anything, for the widespread secrecy and censorship – it was “intuitive”. For the irrational gun control legislation that affects ONLY law-abiding Kiwis and leaves the criminals just a bit better armed than the public they prey on – it was “intuitive”.

      And as for the Chinese virus response – why would we think the leopard would change it’s spots? She’s a one trick pony, and all she can do is replace rational thought with ’emoting’ – that’s because it’s all “intuitive”!

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      • Yes, watch Cindy get stuck not answering Garner’s question then being forced to do so. She makes it up on the wing to dig herself out of a hole.

        Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern defends alert level 2 rules amid ‘confusion’
        https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-jacinda-ardern-defends-alert-level-2-rules-amid-confusion.html

        “It is about finding balance. I think what you will see is we have tried to err on the side of opening up as many businesses and, therefore, getting people back into their jobs as much as we can by actually offsetting the risk that still exists by asking New Zealanders to change their behaviour for a little while longer,” Ardern told The AM Show.

        “Whilst we are asking people not to socialise and mix and mingle in groups larger than ten, they can still go and do that in a restaurant or eventually in a bar. That is the way we have tried to balance some of those issues.”

        Two areas of confusion have been around weekend sports and bars.

        Ardern said that is something currently being discussed by officials.

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        • So the Korean outbreak was because some queer went socializing in a queer bar and they shutdown that side of the entertainment industry, with no changes to the normal side!
          Is that Karma or Darwin award!

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        • Garner could be in for a knock, knock, knock at the door.

          E’llo, ‘ello, ‘ello
          Are we ‘omophobic then?
          Please come to the station for a wee talk?

          The odds will be stacked against him with the cop recruitment bias in recent years.
          They could even visit him in the ‘rainbow’ car 🙂

          He will have to make a claim on his kids for tangata whenua status!

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  15. ‘Our experience in New Zealand and overseas with COVID-19 over the last four months shows that it does not infect or affect children and teens in the same way it does adults. Children and teens have low infection rates, they don’t become that unwell if they do get infected, and they don’t tend to pass the virus on to adults.

    This is from our local school and is the first time I’ve heard that bolded snippet. Has anybody here heard about that and is there any truth in it?

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    • So the virus sitting on a towel, table top, railing, door handle practices age discrimination.
      Nice to know.

      Perhaps we had better report this to Meng Foon
      or
      Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo
      or
      Human rights Commission, Acting Chief Executive, Muaausa Pele Walker

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  16. Been a rough few days for Labour- The evil Communist pricks got badly found out with that document leak on Friday.
    Notice the charm offensive started yesterday with Jacinda’s supposedly ‘cool’ drug reference..
    I absolutely fucking guarantee we are going to get a Baby Neve story this week-Some kind of ‘OMG Jacinda is soo cool’ publicity stunt.
    Anyone care to bet against it?

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  17. The government is going to have to raise taxes to pay for all the life-support to (hopefull temporary) unemployed workers.
    What’s it going to be?
    – 20% GST?
    – Higher income tax?
    – Higher fuel tax?
    – A new property tax (on top of rates)?
    – Inheritance tax / death duties (like the 40% in Japan)?
    – The banning of trusts and other legal vehicles for the sheltering of assets?

    – But no capital gain tax, since there won’t be any for years to come…
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      • Golly gee, Mr. DP!
        How bad could it get?
        I can see that my two children will be thinking hard about relocating to Japan or to a part of the world that rewards hard work and thrift, rather than taking a significant portion from you to give to someone deemed to be in greater need.

        Are the people of New Zealand destined to become farm animals of the State? The fruits of their productivity milked or shorn from them. Kept in their apartment hutches until they are too old to be productive, whereupon they are culled and euthanized?

        At least we will have equality (of outcome). Happy now?
        //

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    • All of the above O-Sen. This is the greatest opportunity the Marxist left have ever had in the MMP era to implement their wealth redistribution narrative.

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      • “Wealth redistribution” gives many people the warm fuzzies. It appeals to the archetypal “mother” mindset, that is hardwired to make sure that all the children are fed and looked after.

        I can see the benefits of “wealth redistribution” as a means for a community to help those members who have (through no fault of their own) fallen on hard times, to help them back onto their feet. In days gone by, this would have been performed through private local community charities, often based in a church or temple. The advantage was the community looked after its own, and in doing so strengthened the bonds of community service and mutual respect. It was a grassroots bottom-up process. This is in contrast to the top-down “wealth redistribution” of the State.

        The State hates competition. Local community “wealth redistribution” is a threat to the central government as it makes people less dependent on it at the personal level. It needs to be stamped out. One way to do this is to weaken the sense of community “together-ness” that existed decades ago. This can be accomplished by making people chronically short of time (too busy to help) or by diversifying their communities (less common ground).

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        • There’s another side to that coin Odakyu-sen. We have state managed social welfare in NZ because people of my parent’s generation who were brought up during the time of the Great Depression of 1929/33 could vividly remember the parsimonious & sanctimonious handling of church based charity as practised in those times. When they were of an age to vote they completely rejected the parish charity in favour of welfare rights & the only alternative vehicle at the time was the state.

          That it has gone too far & is now a hammock rather than a support is not denied. That is the fault of politicians buying votes with our money. It shouldn’t be blamed for getting the wretched proselytising churches out of the monopoly they held over the alms racket.

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          • The danger of temple or church-based charity is that it attracts the zeolots who want to use the charity as a means to promote their church or temple. This is human nature and a paradox.

            Power attracts the kinds of people who should never be handed the reins.

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            • The abandoned mother of eight semi starved kids who is about to be evicted from her hovel for non payment of rent has no need to hear of the Lord’s goodness & love.

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                • I was comparing to the Godzone of the 20s & 30s. The times of the Great Depression revered by blog commentators everywhere, when there was zero Social Security & all that stood between such people & death by starvation in the gutter were purse lipped, condescending, cuntish Christians who Jesus Himself wouldn’t have acknowledged.

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    • SShhh as they want to keep all ministers and mps quiet. 🙁
      Money still to be borrowed from the “magic tree” and spent like “unicorn dust” to win the voter.

      Wait until after the election, when they believe they will be back in power.
      It will all be kept under wraps, then all go for the first 100 days.

      All under claims of “emergency” & “urgency”, claiming it is a great opportunity of great beneficial kindness, for your own good, like “precautionary principles” and “safety & health”.

      Drafts from all those 200+ working groups completed and will be passed by Parliament.

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      • This is my reaction every time I hear “be kind” 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
        I’ve come to the realisation Socialist Cindy uses “be kind” as crowd control. She doesn’t want anyone breaking ranks. 🤨

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    • All of the above and more. They’ll balance it by an increase in welfare; so the poor are not impacted but if you earn above $60,000 – expect to be reamed unless you have structured your income well.

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    • Chrris Trotter on the Daily Bog makes a call that it will be massive debt loading.

      He is more communist-connected than anyone here.

      His final para:-
      ‘The bourgeoisie, you see, has always been extremely keen on getting into heaven; but it’s damned if it’s ever been willing to die to get there. Always, that’s been somebody else’s job – somebody poor.’

      In other words, kick the can down the road, so he openly suggests debt.
      That is the approach taken by Key/English 2008 to 2011.
      It seems no-one wants to sound like Muldoon and constantly say ‘tighten your belts’
      Muldoon was repeating 1930s mantra.
      There was no World Bank or IMF then.

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  18. John Campbell questions Jacinda Ardern’s confidence in her Ministers, following document dump gag order

    Jacinda Ardern says she has confidence in her Government Ministers after a gag order email was sent out to them following a Friday afternoon Covid-19 document dump.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/john-campbell-questions-jacinda-arderns-confidence-in-her-ministers-following-document-dump-gag-order?auto=6155897797001

    On TVNZ1’s Breakfast this morning, host John Campbell said while some people took the email as arrogance, he interpreted it instead as a lack of confidence from Ms Ardern in some of her Ministers.

    “I want to talk about [Tourism Minister] Kelvin Davis, is he the man to lead the recovery in a sector which employs 400,000 people?” Campbell asked.

    “Yes,” Ms Ardern responded.

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      • If Kelvin was a decent bloke, he’d say he’s not up for the job and step aside. Problem is, who’d do it? At a time when the country really needs leadership, we’ve got the Muppet Show. We’re doomed.

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        • He should never have been promoted from the furthest row of the back bench, it’s cruel and unkind!

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    • What an interesting response to Campbell’s question.
      The big smile, like it was all a bit of a hoot.
      This bitch is playing us for fools and is having the time of her life doing it.

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      • It’s all about showing confidence in whatever shit she spouts. It is amazing how many fall for believing statements that are utter bull crap or downright lies if delivered with an air of total confidence and a smile. Ardern and Winston are both adept at this confidence trickery.

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      • She just talks away on tangents, telling stories to kill off the interview time. Surprised Campbell let her run. Some other interviewers are starting to shut her down midstream.
        She claims to have had no knowledge of the gagging email; the email that said all comms were to go past her. She thinks we’re morons.

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        • It’s extraordinary how little Jacinda knows about what goes on in and around her office.

          Clearly she doesn’t COMMUNICADE with them.

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          • She seems so delighted that she’s being asked about That Memo, that it looks like a smokescreen.

            She has told us slowly and carefully that naughty people enjoying themselves at weddings, stag parties, office parties are responsible for spreading Covid-19, and that’s why we can’t have funerals etc of more that ten people.

            What she omits to acknowledge is that every single case of WuFlu came from overseas when she didn’t manage the border effectively with comprehensive screening and testing of inbound passengers.

            She hasn’t been asked to explain why she was on holiday (again) when a global pandemic had been declared – and clearly there was no one competent to make critical decisions.

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          • ArDoom was probably practicing her lies in front of a mirror the day they taught there are 26 ledders in the alphabed

            Her years as a mormon in secular society would have also taught her to be very duplicitous.

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        • The stuttering far lefty Campbell won’t shut her down.
          He does not want a dawn raid from Aunty Hulun and her butch mates.
          Pulling his PJs down and sand-papering his butt.

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  19. Discussion on Peter Williams that Winston threatened to walk away from the caucus table if Level 2 wasn’t implemented this week. The MofH and Cindy wanted to keep us all locked down. Mind you, this could be self-promoting propaganda put about by NZF to make those of us sick of our economy being locked down look to him as the saviour of NZ. 😈

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    • I detest Winston but I am actually inclined to believe that.
      Last weeks leaked documents and all the spouting from Siouxie and co (Jacinda’s hired ‘experts’) were suggesting an extension of L3 for up to a bloody year…
      Jacinda is hell-bent on destroying this Country. I think Winston may well have put his foot down….(All self-serving of course)

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      • According to the story Grant Robertson was also calling to save the economy. Winston is on his 3 yearly electioneering campaign to rise like the phoenix for all those lovely votes, so yes, I also believe he put his foot down and insisted.

        What would we all do without him!!!! //

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  20. Even Ruby lips thinks Cindy is wrong on limiting funerals.

    ‘Show some trust in your population’ – Mark Richardson lambasts alert level 2 funeral restrictions
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/coronavirus-show-some-trust-in-your-population-mark-richardson-lambastes-alert-level-2-funeral-restrictions.html

    Richardson said the restrictions showed a total lack of trust.

    “This funeral thing – it’s disgraceful,” he said. “If you said to people, ‘You can go and farewell your loved one, a large group can turn up [but] please adhere to social distancing’, the funeral directors will make sure that exists.

    “Honestly, come on, show some trust in your population.”

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  21. Christchurch cathedral restoration is about to start.
    They must have just recieved Jim Andertons bequest at last!

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  22. “holding in there for us”. Yeah well Kelvin, Kiwis don’t open a business for the good of the country, they’re working hard making a living so they can house and feed their families.

    “when we work together, I know we will come out the other end at our absolute best”. The self-employed don’t have the benefit of being paid by the taxpayer so don’t condescend to them about “working together”.

    Coronavirus: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis confirms ‘response and recovery package’ included in Budget 2020
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-tourism-minister-kelvin-davis-confirms-response-and-recovery-package-included-in-budget-2020.html

    Davis thanked the tourism industry for “holding in there for us”, and said he could only imagine how hard it has been for the industry to stay afloat during the alert level 3 and 4 restrictions.

    He said the COVID-19 crisis has taught him that “when we work together, I know we will come out the other end at our absolute best”.

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    • Look at the photo. He’s doing that salute that scares the crap out of homosexuals, infidels and goats alike.

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  23. Another one bites the dust. Those closures are completely unnecessary given that Kiwis would have bought products from Bunnings safely during lockdown if they have been allowed access to the stores by the COL.

    Seven Bunnings stores likely to close with 145 staff out of jobs amid Covid-19 woes

    Seven Bunnings Warehouse stores are set to close down, with 145 staff potentially affected.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/seven-bunnings-stores-likely-close-145-staff-jobs-due-covid-19-financial-pressure

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    • More success for The Mad Queen.
      I honestly believe she will be opening the Bubbles and toasting in celebration every single business that closes and every job that is lost.
      ‘Evil Capitalists’ you see?
      Socialism must prevail….

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    • They would be pretty small stores with the average staff number of 20.
      Possibly uneconomic.
      The Aussies don’t do sentimental at times like this.
      This is why they have short sharp brutal recessions while NZ recessions linger for years.
      The hard decisions in NZ are simply not made.
      Part of the reason our productivity in NZ is poor.

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  24. For christ sake take the fag out of your mouth before complaining to taxpayers about your children living in poverdee!!!!!!!!! (video)

    Roger Douglas releases report identifying New Zealand’s ‘unpalatable truth’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/roger-douglas-releases-report-identifying-new-zealand-s-unpalatable-truth.html

    Former Finance Minister Roger Douglas has co-authored a report critical of New Zealand’s “institutional inefficiencies”, “poor policy-making” and “mounting economic problems”.

    The March Towards Poverty paper was authored by Douglas, the former Labour Finance Minister behind Rogernomics who ended up founding the Act Party, as well as business Professor Robert MacCulloch and Hugh McCaffrey. It has been released ahead of Thursday’s Budget, which the authors say could be the most important in New Zealand’s history.

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    • That is a considerable amount of economic sense in one article. I’m surprised it got past the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.

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  25. Winston Peters defends support for Taiwan’s inclusion in World Health Organization
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/winston-peters-defends-support-for-taiwan-s-inclusion-in-world-health-organization.html

    During a news conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian issued a stern condemnation in response to Peters’ comments, claiming that expressing support for Taiwan violates the “one China” policy.

    “We express our strong dissatisfaction with the statements and resolutely oppose it, and we have already made stern representations with New Zealand,” Zhao said.

    “China urges New Zealand to strictly abide by the ‘one China’ principle and immediately stop making wrong statements on Taiwan, to avoid damaging our bilateral relationship.”

    In an interview with MagicTalk host Peter Williams on Tuesday, Peters flatly denied the possibility of New Zealand’s relations with China being under stress in the aftermath of his comments.

    “No, they’re not. The reality is that relations between nations, like people, are based on respect and the belief that we can disagree and still remain friends. As every woman knows, stability and subservience is not equality… either in relationships, or dare I say it, between nations. All we are saying is the obvious,” he said.

    During a news conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian issued a stern condemnation in response to Peters’ comments, claiming that expressing support for Taiwan violates the “one China” policy.

    “We express our strong dissatisfaction with the statements and resolutely oppose it, and we have already made stern representations with New Zealand,” Zhao said.

    “China urges New Zealand to strictly abide by the ‘one China’ principle and immediately stop making wrong statements on Taiwan, to avoid damaging our bilateral relationship.”

    In an interview with MagicTalk host Peter Williams on Tuesday, Peters flatly denied the possibility of New Zealand’s relations with China being under stress in the aftermath of his comments.

    “No, they’re not. The reality is that relations between nations, like people, are based on respect and the belief that we can disagree and still remain friends. As every woman knows, stability and subservience is not equality… either in relationships, or dare I say it, between nations. All we are saying is the obvious,” he said.

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    • Winston should double down and issue a statement that New Zealand recognises the Government of Taiwan as the legitimate government of China in exile.

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      • All hail the Republic of China!
        (The CCP is not amused…)

        Chiang Kai-shek (or to use his Japanese name of Sho Kaiseki) served in the Japanese army from 1909 to 1911.

        To this day there is an affinity between Taiwan and Japan that you will probably not find in South Korea.

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  26. The new NZ

    Auckland Council employee who accepted $7500 bribe sentenced to home detention

    A former Auckland Council employee who accepted a bribe in return for awarding a contract to a friend has been sentenced to five and a half months of home detention.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-council-employee-accepted-7500-bribe-sentenced-home-detention

    Sundeep Dilip Rasila, 42, was sentenced today at Auckland High Court while co-defendant Sunil Chand, 56, had his sentencing delayed to resolve a factual issue, the Serious Fraud Office said.

    Mr Rasila admitted to accepting a kickback as a council employee, while Mr Chand admitted paying him $7500 in return for being awarded a contract worth $140,150.

    In August of 2018, Mr Rasila arranged for Mr Chand’s business, On Time Print, to supply 22,000 USB devices to the council, with the contract leading to profits of about $58,000.

    The SFO said this was the only time Mr Rasila had accepted a bribe during his time at Auckland Council.

    SFO Director Julie Read said “corruption in the public sector diverts public funds from those who most need the support of public services.

    “For this reason, public sector corruption is a high priority for the SFO.

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  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF_3P_zmv0
    Rep. Jordan calls for Comey investigation: ‘He’s at the heart of everything’

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., discuss the latest developments on former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case

    Deep state coup – “Obama Gate”

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  28. Winston has just suggested the end of the hongi. i.e. no more hongis for anyone. I guess the sun’s over the yardarm somewhere. Will be fun to watch unfold anyway.

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  29. Jacinda, take your fucking kindness and shove it up your twat. Cunts, the lot of them…

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/05/and_even_more_kindness.html

    A Christchurch man is pleading for government officials to exempt him from quarantine so that he can see his dying wife one last time. He is currently under managed isolation at a hotel in Auckland, and said despite showing no illness symptoms and a letter of support from his GP, the Ministry of Health has repeatedly refused his request for exemption.

    Shamelessly copied from Kiwiblog, where I can’t call Jacinda a Fucking Cunt.

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    • By doing this are the MoH essentially thumbing their nose at the Court case verdict for the other guy in a similar position ?

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  30. Cindy says nobody other than the party and the Wall’s electorate will be interested.

    Labour MP Louisa Wall pursuing legal action against own party
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/labour-mp-louisa-wall-pursuing-legal-action-against-own-party.html

    Labour’s Manurewa MP Louisa Wall is pursuing legal action against her own party over a nomination that was accepted to contest her seat.

    The Labour Party sought advice from a Queen’s Counsel about a nomination from Waitematā DHB board member Arena Williams that came in after the party deadline in early February.

    The timing of the nomination being received and accepted is understood to be central to the legal action.

    Labour Party president Claire Szabo said the party had taken care to follow its constitution in accordance with legal advice.

    Wall, Williams and longtime electorate organiser Ian Dunwoodie have all been approved for candidate selection in the Auckland seat.

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  31. National criticises pre-Budget handouts: ‘Will there be more money going to horse racing than Pharmac?’

    The National Party is criticising the Government’s priorities after it gave a $72.5 million emergency support package for the racing industry, while Pharmac received a $10m funding increase for the next financial year.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/national-criticises-pre-budget-handouts-there-more-money-going-horse-racing-than-pharmac?auto=6155951227001

    National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse said it the difference in investment in the financial year between Pharmac and the racing industry was “a damning indictment of the Government’s priorities”.

    “There is going to be increased pressure for medicines as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and we need to be prepared. It is insulting to give more money to horses than health during a pandemic.

    “We welcome the much-needed funding for our District Health Boards this morning. But DHBs had a net deficit of over $1 billion last year and this funding isn’t even going to cover that.”

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      • Ah yes,
        The Simunovich , Vela, Talley (Talyancich) families

        All the Dalis.
        So much interbreeding up North- love in the gumfields.
        Wristy Jones is part Dali, as well as Welsh , Maori and god knows what else.
        A walking UN.

        Dali= Dalmatian /Croation.

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    • It won’t say it as yet because legally it has still to be ruled upon by the coroner. The tone of the article and helpline numbers at the bottom are the giveaway. It’s a tragedy regardless and as you assert can be sheeted home directly to the government as they willfully ignored the MoH’s recommendations on allowing butchers to stay open.

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  32. Michael Woodhouse delivered a brilliant speech this afternoon eloquently putting forward all the complaints we have with this useless government. Fair ripped the PTPM a new arsehole.

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      • Not yet, it was maybe 45 mins ago and he was speaking against the current bill they are debating as I write.

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        • Thanks Mike. The point Woodhouse makes about PTPM acting like Muldoon is very valid. I remember how he micromanaged the economy like a despot and what a mess he made of it.

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        • Outstanding. Ardern hasn’t got a patch on Woodhouse in communication skills. Clear, on message, succinct, barely glanced at his notes.

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        • Just watched it
          I disagree.

          That was pretty dumb slamming an 8.5 year Notional Prime Minister.
          Someone who was PM longer than John Key.
          The 100 down to 80 km/hr was not that big a deal and was aspirational. There were no speed cameras and only 800 traffic cops around the whole country on shifts to enforce it.

          The Carless days were not around for long and were nothing on what the current situation is.

          I also disagree with Woodhouse.
          A lot of the very new things should be prescriptive.
          I wrote that on YSB 6 weeks ago.
          The ‘rulz’ were too vague.
          One of the States in AU had a clear limit of going 50 km from home.
          That is clear.
          In NZ it was up to the cops (generally acting ultra vires) to use their ‘discretion’

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        • I read the Bill earlier today. There was little time to make any submission; it is yet another attack on democracy and democratic process from an authoritarian government acting on the basis of community concern that they have cranked up.

          An excellent address from Michael Woodhouse. Articulate and to the point. This disgraceful,piece of legislation should not have been introduced and should not be passed into law. Note the empty seats in the house after taking spacing issues into account. The arrogant twerps are not there to listen. They have set democracy aside again.

          They need to go. They cannot be trusted.

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  33. This needs to be made to go viral so everyone can see what a c*nt Ardern is. I will post it in the UK.

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  34. ACT has released their budget for 2020 a couple of days before the Mad Queen tries to bribe Kiwis with their own money. There’s around 30 pages of the type of thing you would expect from ACT, but their primary goal is to empower the private sector, have them making good decisions as they’ve made for decades and focus on a low tax, high-growth recovery.

    Party vote ACT!

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    • Listen up you duck-hunting Folks…
      Duckduck took off this morning with a couple of flybys…

      I don’t think she knows about the big bad world beyond, so if you see a rare beauty in the air, hold fire and tell Duckduck to go home.

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  35. Grieving families distraught over inconsistencies in Government’s COVID-19 alert level 2 rules
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/grieving-families-distraught-over-inconsistencies-in-government-s-covid-19-alert-level-2-rules.html

    “We know this is causing pain but we equally have tried to be really consistent,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.

    But it doesn’t feel consistent for grieving families.

    “The Government is telling us we need to be kind but where on earth is the kindness in that? It’s actually inhumane,” Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker told Newshub.

    One woman Newshub spoke to who didn’t want to be identified also lost someone very close to her last week, and said to find out on Monday that the gathering number was dropped to 10 “did cause a lot of grief in our family”.

    “It’s just heartbreaking… and still no clearer.”

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  36. Germany’s Das Bild Says ‘Lockdown Was a Huge Mistake’

    May 11, 2020 Europe Germany
    Reading Time: 2 minutes

    Europe’s best-selling newspaper announced this weekend the lockdown in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic was a “huge mistake,” citing a number of public intellectuals critical of the country’s official response.

    Reproducing comments from seven well-known intellectuals, Das Bild underscores the importance of “warning, doubting, and arguing” in the case of a public crisis that involves the suppression of the fundamental rights of citizens.

    https://www.politicopathy.com/2020/05/11/germanys-das-bild-says-lockdown-was-a-huge-mistake/

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  37. Muslim bloke who runs a dairy in town lost two of his wives.

    They were crushed to death by the compactor on the back of the rubbish bag pick up truck.

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  38. China suspends imports from Australian abattoirs amid trade tensions

    China has suspended imports from four Australian abattoirs in an escalation of trade tensions between the two nations.

    Diplomatic relations between Australia and China have rapidly deteriorated after Prime Minister Scott Morrison began pushing for a global inquiry into the origins of coronavirus.

    Earlier this month, Beijing’s ambassador warned Chinese people would reconsider buying Australian beef if Mr Morrison continued calling for the investigation.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/china-suspends-imports-australian-abattoirs-amid-trade-tensions

    Let them eat bats I’d say.

    Oh and they are retailiating against the iron ore and NZ as well as America. Picking lots of fights.

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    • There must be dissent within the provinces. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the CCP showing its claws for their domestic “constituents”

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  39. Winston Peters wants to make ‘racing great again’, with help of $72.5 million funding boost

    New Zealand’s racing industry will be given a $72.5 million emergency support package by the Government.

    “We are going to make racing great again,” Racing Minister Winston Peters said today as he made the announcement.

    Mr Peters said Covid-19 upheaval meant the racing industry was facing an “unparalleled crisis in its history”.

    “It’s taken the industry to the brink of insolvency,” Mr Peters said, adding it’s caused a “dramatic plunge in revenue while costs have remained fixed”.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/winston-peters-wants-make-racing-great-again-help-72-5-million-funding-boost

    Mr Peters spoke of “internal squabbling” in racing circles.

    “To be honest, we’ve had enough of mostly old men leaning against the rails, scratching their derriere and blaming everyone else.”

    _______________________________________
    So. not happy with the way they want things he is fleecing the non gambling taxpayers to railroad the future.
    Worse than Cullen and that’s saying something.

    Wonder how many good looking horses his mates have bought with their taxpayer funds?

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    • Wonder what the price of the governments “emergency Level 2 legislation” being rushed through is?

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      • Easy $72 .5 mill, plus fishing wack!
        Got to look after them donors. Treat them like gold!

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  40. Winston Peters tells struggling migrant workers ‘you should probably go home’

    If a migrant worker has lost their job they should consider going home because Kiwi taxpayers can’t afford to support them, says Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said today the Government told foreigners at the start of the Covid-19 crisis that if their circumstances had changed dramatically, they should go home

    “And 50,000 did,” Peters said.

    The advice said “repatriation of foreign nationals at such a scale is unlikely to be possible” and they would have to shelter in place in New Zealand.

    Peters said Civil Defence had “done their best” to help them out.

    “But that said, if you’re here with no long-term legal authority or right to be here then perhaps you should go home.”

    The advice said “repatriation of foreign nationals at such a scale is unlikely to be possible” and they would have to shelter in place in New Zealand.

    Peters said Civil Defence had “done their best” to help them out.

    “But that said, if you’re here with no long-term legal authority or right to be here then perhaps you should go home.”

    He is like his Queen, very caring.

    The advice said “repatriation of foreign nationals at such a scale is unlikely to be possible” and they would have to shelter in place in New Zealand.Peters said Civil Defence had “done their best” to help them out.”But that said, if you’re here with no long-term legal authority or right to be here then perhaps you should go home.”

    consider there are no planes to take them. How are they going to live until there is?
    Is that the worth we place upon these people who afterall did joibs Shanes and Peters bros couldn;t get off the couch to do.
    Soon we will be needing them again. Then the producers of NZ will not be able to hire the people who work.

    Of course if we didn’t spend 70+ million on good looking racehorses and gambling we could help these workers.

    Worst Government ever,ever, ever.

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  41. Starting to get instructions for return to school on Monday.
    Students required to sanitise hands on arrival, then a full assembly with H&S briefing.
    So eleven teachers can’t go to the pub for lunch, but 400 kids can get jammed into the hall.
    FFS.

    And then they’re going to stagger release at the end of the day so kids aren’t all hitting the street together. Why? Just why?

    We have a sniffle coming on about Thursday, which will be a cough by Sunday.

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  42. I heard it said that children can’t transmit the coronavirus. I didn’t know that the virus can tell the age of its host. Besides, children spread colds and sniffles, so the coronavirus is probably going to love the packed school assembly halls.

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  43. I had somebody comment on one of my Facebook posts. I was highlighting David Seymour’s speech on the “Go hard, go early” lie. It’s a good one if you haven’t watched it yet. Anyway, the little lamb commented:

    Your an idiot

    Come on guys, there’s only one reasonable response to that, isn’t there?

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