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  1. Can someone tell me how giving NZ First and Shane Jones another $ 500 million for the Provincial Growth Fund is not “Cynical Politics” as Jacinda Ardern likes to call out Paul Goldsmith and Simon Bridges for.
    Nationals Finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith said the decision to delay the last $ 20 billion remaining allows the Government to “splurge when it suits them in the months leading up to the Election “, effectively he said it was a re- election slush fund.
    Ardern dismissed this as “Cynical “.https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/video.cfm?c_id=280&gal_cid=280&gallery_id=220089https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/video.cfm?c_id=280&gal_cid=280&gallery_id=220089
    All Political Parties have been caught out promising what we call political bribes but $20 billion is taking it to far, but the natives have their hands out waiting for their share.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12332293

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    • I looked up “hypocrisy” in the dictionary the definition was:

      “Hypocrisy: When a politician tells another politician to “Stop playing politics” in an election campaign”

      I also looked up “Stupidity” and the definition was:

      “Stupidity: When a politician accused of playing politics doesn’t respond with “Why do you say that every time you’ve been caught lying?”.

      If Soimon does this, then stoopid Cindy will have to “Deny” or “Refude” or “Reject” and everytime she does that it makes her look stupid, fragile and weak.

      Trump has shown that if you throw shit at socialists – it sticks. Everybody has at least a sneaking suspicion Jacinda is a lying dirtbag. If Soimon says it enough, it will become truth and it will end her.

      If Soimon says that three times to Jacinda, she’ll stop using the “playing politics” line.

      However, right now it’s her big club and everytime Soimon backs down when she makes that idiotic accusation he confirms the lie for her. So what if he gets thrown out of the House? He goes on television and says “Our Speaker is corrupt, is there anything that more fits the definition of “Playing Politics” than telling the Leader of the Opposition he can’t disagree with anything the PM says because he’s “Playing Politics”?”. Soimon has to say what we’re all thinking “Are we in a democracy where we achieve the best outcome for all New Zealanders through the Parliamentary process or are we in a dictatorship”.

      National are not fit to govern. Nothing I’ve said above is rocket science. If they cannot see how Trump defeats identity politics and left wing smear tactics then they should just all fuck off because they are just making things worse by trying to play nice.

      If Soimon cannot get down and dirty then he should get out of the way, Jacinda is ready to be picked off, we just need someone who can throw shit in her face. It doesn’t have to be true, it doesn’t have to be applauded by the media (it never is going to be), it doesn’ t matter that he’ll be called a misogynist (they’ll do that in a screechy voice anyway regardless), Jacinda is brittle, she is easy to trigger, she doesn’t like it when her own tactics are thrown back at her.

      Lying is Jacinda’s weakness. Three months of her being accused of lying (and for fuck’s sake there are enough examples of her doing so) and we’ll get our country back!

      In the post-Trump world – this is Politics 101! Why don’t National understand this?

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      • ……”Why don’t National understand this?”……

        You’re referring to a party that practised politics since its inception in 1936 up until the resignation of John Key. Now they sit on the opposition benches looking like a school of stunned mullet agreeing with everything Labour say & do unless the Vatican instructs them otherwise.

        They haven’t got a fucking clue! Vote ACT.

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      • Agree DP. He does not even have use words like lying. When she says that’s “cynical politics” all has to say is something like “Is that the best you’ve got?” –at least it is a response. Short pithy responses are all that is needed. She is very easily rattled and once that starts just keep hammering.
        The problem for National is many of her responses are via the media and the MSM will not print/put online his responses unless they hit the mark —that was Trumps key tactic during his campaign, he tweeted things the MSM could not ignore, so they were always waiting for the next one.

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        • “he tweeted things the MSM could not ignore”

          …so the MSM are always commenting on what Trump has said which becomes the latest news cycle.

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      • DP@0824

        The problem is that it seems that Simon actually AGREES with what Cindy is doing and will NEVER go into combat gainst her. Sad though it is, he appears to be what the Americans’ call a RINO ( Republican In Name Only), which means that while he is ‘publicly’ against the CoL, in private he largely agrees with what is being done. The fact that the Nats don’t have ‘Foundation Principles’, ‘Statements of Intent’ and, at present, only two policies, would seem to reinforce thus possibility, as a party will always reflect its leader’s viewpoint.

        The descriptive ‘Labour-Lite’ would seem to be an accurate adjective…

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  2. High income earners, returning Kiwis among benefit applications.
    Doesn’t it seem strange that had you asked Carmel Supuloni for these figures three months ago they would have dragged the request out for months before you got a reply, but let’s face it you only have to read the headlines to see the Governments narritive.
    Those who signed on for the benefit during the lockdown were more likely to be first time beneficiaries, high income workers recently returned from overseas a d Pakeha a news report says.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416698/high-income-earners-returning-kiwis-among-benefit-applicants.

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      • Odakyu-Sen ,that pisses me off ,these people may not have worked and payed taxes in NZ for decades but as soon as things get tough wherever they are living they bail out and latch themselves onto our hard earned public tit, F—K them.

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        • If you have been living in a foreign country for decades, you don’t lightly bail out when things get tought. In those years overseas, you will have probably started a family. Once your children are embedded in the local school system it is difficult to wrench them out.

          I think what you mean are the youngsters who have gone overseas on their OEs for a couple of years, doing temporary work, and who are not flocking back to NZ because they aren’t eligible for welfare overseas.

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    • Welcome to the election campaign from the most open and transparent government ever. The good news is, they have created such an enormous minefield of lies and half truths I suspect they’ll blow both feet off before the election. The problem with lying all the time is you have to remember what you said and who you said it to. I don’t believe this lot have the skills or the intelligence to see them through. Cindy’s bluster and obfuscation will only take them so far, and there doesn’t appear to be anyone else to back her up.

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      • That’s what the $20b is for, distraction! Wave a few million under potential labour voter noses and like piggies after food they will follow Cindy blindly anywhere without caring who said what when…

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      • It doesn’t matter about the lies. The MSM have made them the truth and if the CoL is caught out, they go into the memory hole and are ignored. The are 50 million reasons for this to happen

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    • The only difference now is instead of voting from overseas, they will be voting from home.
      Maybe they will see what they caused by voting without living through the shit we have been going through.

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  3. Others have their problems too. But some have the clarity of purpose.

    I’m not running against Sleepy Joe Biden. He is not even a factor. Never was, remember 1% Joe? I’m running against the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats & their partner, the real opposition party, the Lamestream Fake News Media! They are vicious & crazy, but we will WIN!

    Party vote ACT. Chuck this lot out.

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  4. “Kiwi Kai”, suppliers of the finest pork. Straight to you courtesy of the taxpayer.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2020/05/foodbanks-to-benefit-from-government-deal-to-buy-surplus-pork-from-wholesalers.html

    The initiative will see the Government buy pork at cost from wholesalers and then deliver it to food banks across the country via the network KiwiHarvest.

    “Quality nutritious food will be provided to people who are in desperate need and surplus pork moved off-farm and through the supply chain.

    “It will also deliver much-needed cash to pork wholesalers who are under severe cash-flow and profitability pressure.”

    The Government’s Budget, announced on Thursday, allocated $14.9 million over two years for the initiative.

    Baines said NZ Pork had been in discussion with the Government for the past month to try and get the programme off the ground.

    “This concept is a win-win,” he said.

    The agreement will see the Government buy surplus pork at cost up to a maximum of 2000 pigs or 112,000kg per week. A flat price per kilogram would be paid, Baines said.

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    • That’s bullshit. Anybody told the CCP that we have an excess of pork? Cindy has better watch out they don’t have a foot stamping and tell her to send all this excess to China. With the trade restrictions on between the US and China causing pork shortages in China they will be looking at us.

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        • “Quality nutritious food will be provided to people who are in desperate need and surplus pork moved off-farm and through the supply chain.”

          So I hope it’s not the NZ grown pork supplied to food banks while the taxpayer paying for it is also charged for imported product through the supermarkets?!

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          • Who are these in desperate need? The beneficiaries just got an extra $25, not laid off will be on the dole, others should be still receiving the $580 a week and should have still had some left if they received it all in one lot. I’d like to know what sector of the desperate need we are targeting? Vague is not good enough under these circumstances. We need some sort of accountability happen here.

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            • We are talking about Liarbor here Lizzie. That word accountability may as well be truthfulness or integrity.
              They have no concept of any of these things.

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    • The first steps always seem like a good thing. It’s for the good of the people! But how long before cindy will take it further?

      “We have to take control [of] the management, and establish the profound corrections to all of the system of production, supply and price-setting of all the products and services of the people,” Mr. Maduro said in a televised appearance late Monday.

      Venezuela, here we come?

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-seizes-supermarket-chain-stores-1423002400

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    • Some fact.
      Pork is actually a nett import,NZ does not produce enough for local consumption..
      So we are now importing pork for these suffering beneficiaries.
      Anything for votes.
      Next up caviar or turkey
      At a brief glance though we now have far too many turkeys.

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  5. I had the misfortune to watch the news last night, at least it was only 30 minutes including ads, sport and weather. It looked to me like NZ was a police state, with police watching everything closely, Police wandering around in Bars and restaurants checking they did not have more people than they should, and 11pm closing under these new rules? Keeping the ptpm rules for her. What the hell have we become? How long before this ends? Act and National need to campaign on stopping this situation of police checking up constantly, and freedom for the people, surely most people would prefer this rather than the ridiculous billions of dollars handout and years of austerity. If you don’t have freedom you have nothing. Or are people too stupid to actually think?

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    • If the police keep records of how many “search warrant-free” entries they have made since the new law came in, it would be interesting to see if they are using their new super powers.

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    • Lizziep, unfortunately there are enough low IQ morons in our country to keep labour and a few hangers on parties in office, Ardern could do something completely draconian like giving Police unlimited powers to kick down your door without any sort of warrant and the dumb F—Ks would still vote for her ,OH WAIT…

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      • Can you imagine plod using these new powers to raid the numerous gang pads that are renown for their huge gatherings?
        Nah neither can I.

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        • Why not raid gang headquarters?
          Easy answer:
          Low.
          Hanging.
          Fruit.

          There are several rational reasons to target the good burghers of East Auckland.
          – Arrests of white and East Asians will help in the drive towards equality of outcome. How can an equal society arrest non-white and East Asian people at such a rate? If we assume that all people are equal, then racism and institutional bias can be the only possible conclusions.
          – Property owning white and East Asians have money to pay fines and desparately need to keep their jobs so that thay can pay off their mortgages.
          – Whites and East Asians are less likely (there will be exceptions) to beat up the arresting officer, due to factors that include weaker physiques and a greater ability to perceive the consequences of their actions.
          – Whites and East Asians generally (there will be exceptions) have too much shame to play the “race card.”

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          • Why can not we play the CoVid Card?

            Ardern tells us that we must think of ourselves as having CoVid and be responsible in not giving it to others.

            So it should be for each policeman, then the police should stay away from us. 2 metres +

            The more important part that it means that as the police interact with many more than 10 people then we should treat them as if they have CoVid.
            To run away from them is only a fear of them infecting you.
            Not to talk them, as one does not want to encourage them to believe to have any reason to break CoVid rules of distancing.
            Not to hand over a drivers licence or ID to be contaminated and to remain a full 2 metres away when looking through the drivers window at it.

            Surely it must stand up in a court of law, that as the Prime Minister says; “we must think as if we have CoVid and can save lives”, by doing all her advise and so therefore it is the police’s duty to think like wise, and as mentioned, even more reason to believe they are CoVid infectors.
            Or again she is just lying.
            Would a judge prove to us in a case where this is claimed that she is then “a proven liar”

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    • “Toying with police”! The cops got frustrated when he wouldn’t stop collecting mussels so pepper sprayed him. Someone reported him for being on the beach. We live in strange times and a police state.

      Man pepper sprayed after toying with police on rocks in New Plymouth
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/121429931/man-pepper-sprayed-after-toying-with-police-on-rocks-in-new-plymouth

      A man was pepper sprayed after a lengthy to and fro with police on New Plymouth’s foreshore on Wednesday afternoon.

      Officers were called to the end of Hobson St, near ‘Pig Out Point’, at 1.20pm after a man with a walking stick was spotted walking along the rocks, and a member of the public became concerned for him.

      In an emailed statement, a police media spokeswoman said officers arrived to find the man collecting mussels, but proceeding deeper into the water.

      Onlookers gathered while six police officers attempted to bring the fully-clothed man safely to shore.

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      • I can guess what happened.

        Some busy-body called the police. The police logged the call and as a result are required by their operations manual to take action.
        The police tell the guy (wading in the water) to get out. If the guy was smart, he would simply leave and then come back the next day. But no. He has to get mouthy with the police.
        Common sense will tell you what the outcome would be from there on.

        The real question is why would anyone call the police? Why would they even care? Have some New Zealanders become to enjoy their role as “Stasi informants” so much?

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        • You ain’t seen nothing yet, the stasi caught 35 people using their water hose in Auckland!
          It’s a wonder they don’t have a reward in place for dobbing in your neighbour!
          It’s not going to end well with some people getting a wack in the nose for poking it in were it should not be!

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          • Thank you for the idea.
            We will implement that on Monday.
            Signed Jacinda
            p.s. How much reward do you think we should give? Our budget is limited to 50 Billion.

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        • The people call the police because the biggest snitch is Ardern!, when it suits her cause. (like not for Labour Party summer pests)
          She puts it upon the public, that the level 4 or 3 or 2 etc.. will not go down if people do not comply.
          That if people do not comply, then she will even raise the levels.

          Sadly this arouses a “fear” and like “Stockholm Syndrome” or the abused wife, they fearfully look for ways to comply, and she has helped by setting up the “105 fast lines” to the police to be activated.

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        • I hope the detainee takes a case to the IPCA for no other reason than we can find out what actually happened. Regulations about use of pepper spray includes:

          ……”Police policy states that pepper spray may only be used on someone who is actively resisting and then only when the situation cannot be resolved by less forceful means. Active resistance includes physical actions such as pulling, pushing or running away – that is, “more than verbal defiance”.”……

          From the paucity of info in the police statement it is easy to surmise that the cops got sick of waiting around & forced compliance regardless.

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    • Many, many people in NZ do not want to think, or even decide.
      They are happy to let Jacinda and her government do the thinking and deciding for them – as long as the money keeps rolling out and is paid directly into their bank accounts.

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    • Are restaurant owners requiring police to use hand sanitiser and complete the attendance register at the door? Why are officers not required to wear masks?
      Is it sound practice to have officers moving from venue to venue without sterilisation procedures in between?
      Didn’t the PM say that is what causes the virus to spread and it is the reason bars must remain closed?
      Are there rules for the great unwashed and different rules for Stasi?

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  6. I see a major resturant chain has dumped its workers after claiming a huge sibsidy. didn’t even wat to pay them all the subsidy.
    The rules are that you pay the subsidy or pay it back but not these hero’s.
    Paid the liquor bill I guess and run out of money.
    Dumped oversea’s workers on the street, no money, no way home, no food.
    All without care and supported by this caring PM>

    We can do better than this and we should. Perhaps they have donated to NZ First and now Whinny is pushing his agenda. He, after all just this week told them all to go home.

    Here is what one young lady says;””Although people are saying ‘go home’ we don’t have that option. If I want to get to Argentina right now I’ll have to build a boat and sail there,” said Camila Rouco Oliva, 28, who was a waitress at White & Wong’s in Queenstown. ”
    And she is right. We are now buying tons of pork from whol;esalers to give away but we can’T support those we asked to come and work here.
    What a disgraceful Govt. we have.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12332433

    They also raised concerns about their wage subsidy payments. Documents show the group took the subsidy for 345 staff, at a total of $2.3 million.

    Payslips show the former workers received four weeks of the subsidy, at a net rate of $585 per week. Their final week they were paid for only three days, with payments ending the day of their redundancy.

    Employers who took the subsidy early – like Good Group, which applied on March 20 – were at that time required to undertake use their best endeavours to retain their employees named in the application on at least 80 per cent of their regular income for the period of the subsidy.

    That rule has since been updated so that employers must retain the relevant employees in employment if they take the subsidy.

    One is left if these guys got their advice from the gin bottle. The rules are fairly clear. Next they will liquidate or some such ruse.

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  7. Here’s a random thought.

    People who seek equality of outcome must hate diversity.
    People who seek equality of opportunity must expect it.

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  8. Are the Brits morally stronger than NZers, what happened to the pioneering spirit?

    I’m watching the Poms with a new found admiration these days, from the 2016 Brexit vote, to facing down the EU, to the landslide December election and now they are out protesting in the streets about the absurd lockdown And then I turn my eyes back to New Zealand and I see none of this (other than Bishop Brian Tamaki – fighting against religious oppression) from Kiwis. Are Kiwis just pathetically weak compared to Poms?

    What has happened to the pioneer spirit? Has the whole country been chemically castrated? Or is it just a problem with a large country and a dispersed population who live in a surveillance state where the police have been given unconstitutional and sweeping Stasi-like powers due to electoral fiat under the most corrupt electoral system known to mankind?

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    • A missing record, you say?
      Is that like CCTV systems that suddenly don’t work? Or police body cameras that mysteriously disappear just when they are needed the most?

      Assuming that the “‘302’ or written record” is in hardcopy form, surely a modern and efficient system would have made a duplicate, logged and filed it according to procedures, where the person responsible for the record administration would be known and where disciplinary action against them could be taken if a document went missing under their watch.

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      • That’s why the DOJ has sent an ex FBI man who is now a prosecutor in to ferret out the original ‘302’ of the FBI interviewers of General Flynn who reported there was no indication he was lying. The original will have to be there somewhere…

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        • Cynically speaking, if you are the head of a large, influential, corrupt and wealthy organization, you will taken the time to make certain that you have “assets” within the halls of records and within the jails who can be called upon to “make things happen.”
          On the other side, the administrator of these halls and jails will be aware of the risk of infiltration and will be constantly conducting dummy tests and setting traps to catch enemy “assets.”

          It’s just like the way the human body is engaged in a perpetual battle with invasive fungi, bacteria, viruses and cancers that would render us into carrion if given the opportunity. As we age, our defenses weaken.

          The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. — John Philpot Curran

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  9. The rule of law is a topic I often spoke about in my nine years as Attorney-General.

    Two important elements of the rule of law are that the law must be accessible, intelligible, clear and predictable, and that powers to enforce the law must rest on explicit legal authority.

    When faced with an incident like the coronavirus pandemic, there is no question that a government must use extensive powers to limit the damage and preserve life. But in order to do so in a way consistent with the rule of law, the exercise of all powers must be properly authorised.

    We have seen two general approaches to the imposition of coronavirus restrictions around the world. Some countries have relied on largely voluntary compliance with restrictions. Others have taken more authoritarian approaches with strict penalties for those who do not follow the rules.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121510599/coronavirus-lockdown-was-vague-and-threatening-says-former-attorneygeneral?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR2pv7iXiRGy3F-OJ-yzY4igJDiybTC8pdM7-yaU4CzH2b4Z5nDMFQUGUjM

    David Seymour has Findlayson on a podcast today.

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    • One of the most sickening aspects of the daily Covid-Commie Show was Bovver Boy Bush talking all tough about those who breach the (illegal) directives all the while his Police were too chickenshit to deal with illegal checkpoints and gang gatherings. I don’t look at the NZ Police with anywhere the respect I once used to.

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      • Illegal checkpoints and gang gatherings are in the “Too Hard” basket.
        At the end of the day, a policeman is a civil servant who wants to keep their job and enjoy the comprehensive pension programe and private-sector opportunities at the end of it.
        The very last thing a policeman will do is to put any of these in jeopardy by engaging in actions that carry significant physical or career risks. To be labelled a “racist” to many is a fate worse than death. There go your promotion and private-sector opportunities.

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    • Yes, a good considered comment from Chris Finlayson. The current government has abused the processes and reasonable rule of law. They have lost my confidence.

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  10. New data from Europe, shows the harder the lockdown the higher the cost

    Aside from the fact that all European countries (total population 740 million) seem able to be providing nearly real-time unemployment data and in New Zealand (population almost 5 million) we seem unable to do that until (conveniently) after the election period – data from the Euro region is now making it crystal clear that the more stringent (ie “hard” and “early“) the lockdown is the greater the cost to the country.

    In other words if you want to destroy the economy to create the perfect platform for totalitarian socialism, then you would be “hard and early” on the lockdown!

    Funny that!

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  11. Spoonclank discusses New Zealand. He clearly has one or two misconceptions about the place but the comments soon put him right about those. I had no idea so many Kiwis follow Styx, it is very encouraging that they do, but dear oh dear the comments are not at all kind about our Great Helmswoman!
    New Zealand Devolves Into a Police State
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23oHoibhzvI&t=5s

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    • I liked this comment.
      “And Kiwi’s haven’t tossed her ass into a volcano yet?? Weird…”

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    • Spoonclank discusses New Zealand.
      New Zealand: “Squee!”

      New Zealanders are funny in the way they are so captivated when foreigners talk about New Zealand. “What do you think of New Zealand?” is the question everyone seems to ask visitors to this country. It’s as if Kiwis lack self-confidence and constantly seek validation from others. Would more mature nations like England or France do this?

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  12. At 11 am on the political hour on Radio Magic they will have Don Brash and Peter Dunne. It should be interesting.

    National should not just focus nearly 100% on the economy. They should push strong on law and order.

    They should also push for one law for all but do it in a respectful way to Maori. There are plenty of Maori who were unhappy with the roadblocks. They are are not happy with gangs. Many with vote National and ACT.

    Labour get the votes from the Maori on the benefit. There are definitely a disproportionate number of Maori on the dole. However, there are still plenty on an above average income.

    I would like to see National promise a referendum on the racist Maori seats.

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    • Think about that Chuck. If they did away with the maori seats, where would those votes go?
      National do not support doing away with maori seats because each electorate would have more labour voters.
      For these maori voters who would never vote national their only option is either labour or the maori party

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      • Ed, you may be right but that is besides the point. There is no justification for racist Maori seats.

        If there were no Maori seats where would Labour find intelligent and competent Maori to stand. There are plenty of competent Maori National MPs. I cannot think of any in Labour?

        I am sure you recall that National went from 21% to into the 40s with Don Brash. It might be a gamble but if National just focuses on the economy they will lose.

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        • You miss the point I was making about national. They have no principles or ideas other than think they are the natural ones to govern. Well fuck them. If they had any guts they would dump Simon and put someone with the balls to say what needs to be said.
          Taking the fight to our lying arse PM, is the only way they will win. Simon is such a mummy’s boy. Never have they had so much shit as an opposition party to really damage liarbour and what do we get?
          If someone tells me to BE KIND any time soon, I will tell them to go fuck themselves and the horse they rode in on.

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          • Simon, being Maori is the best one placed to get rid of the Maori seats. Key was not prepared to for fear of violence. Who would you think could do better? Surely not Collins who was a main supporter of the firearm confiscation.

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          • Ed, yours was one of the most intelligent and well written comments on today’s tragic political landscape that I have read recently.

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        • Chuckie, you say
          ‘There are plenty of competent Maori National MPs’

          Who
          Simple Soimon, scrappy Paula ?

          get real!
          Soimon is pathetic- as Ed says.
          So much material and there and he is like a nodding dog in the back of a car – agreeing with most of what Liebour do -which is destroying the economy and democracy.

          I do not want a useless, beta male, soft cock like that fighting in my corner- and he is NOT fighting for us.

          Bridges can fit in or fuck off
          By fit in, wake the hell up and start being an Opposition.
          Seymour is doing the heavy lifting.
          More than all the useless Notional put together

          all your ‘remits’ and stuff are simply pissing in the wind.
          Your best thing is start putting fire up the arse of YOUR Notional MPs.
          I emailed 15 of them in the last 2 months to ‘get going’
          Zero replies.
          About 6 emails to The Leader of the Opposition – Mr Seymour -and reply to each.

          Notional were not even going to get rid of Apartheid seats but instead invited the Maori Party into the tent to gain benefits.

          Notional had also ‘promised’ to settle all Tready claims by 2013- another Notional lie

          Unlike you Chuck, I party voted Notional in 2017 and fell absolutely betrayed..

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      • While that is true that all the Maori seats are red, each maori vote is worth moreas each Maori MP represents fewer voters than a general swat. If they were all on the general roll, it would remove the disproportionate power of those votes and the automatic lead that Labour start the election campaign with.

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    • Sorry but that sorry arsed lot have a short memory. Key promised to remove the maori seats until Tariana grabbed him by the balls and he sloshed millions her way.
      He did that instead of supporting ACT who would have got the job done.

      The Nats. are spimnless , lack any guiding principles any more.
      Nothing has changed.

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      • Let me rephrase that. They lack any secular guiding principles. They say that they want government out of everyone’s life but at the same time want to legislate about when people can die, what they can smoke & what women can do with their wombs.

        Apart from that they’re just your normal run of the mill power seekers & control freaks.

        Vote ACT.

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        • National are Marxists – albeit Groucho rather than Karl. If you dont like their principles, they have others…

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    • The racist Maori seats are perpetuated by the attitude in NZ society that makes the quality of being able to self-identify as Maori a great badge of honor. Who would not want to self-identify as a superior moral being? Victimhood convers moral superiority.

      Think of the advantages.
      – You are the victim
      – You cannot be racist
      – You must be honored and deferred to
      – You have access to apply for scholarships and receive preferential treatment at university (to achieve equality of outcomes)
      – It is not your fault
      – You are entitled

      The temptation to subscribe to this system is great. Who would refuse all the benefits?

      I don’t think it was always this way. When did it change in New Zealand?

      It seems to be an international trend to “undermine” a successful society by elevating and forcibly re-empowering a beaten minority simply because “they were there first.”
      There is a much smaller but parallel movement in Japan to begin teaching Ainu language, renaming places with Ainu names, and to “put right the wrongs of the past.” After all, according to the UN, the Japanese are not the indigenous people of Japan, despite having been on Honshu for over 2,000 years. Ref: UN video https://videos.un.org/en/2018/10/29/ainu-indigenous-peoples-in-japan/

      There is also the Celtic language revival movement in the UK.
      The aim seems to be to break up a functioning society into smaller blocks and pit them against one another.

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      • “The temptation to subscribe to this system is great. Who would refuse all the benefits? ”

        When it comes to the Maori seats many people who identify as Maori would vote to abolish them.

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  13. All the concern of closing down NZ for socialist purposes, but I also thought the Ardern priority of diversity celebration was #theyareus so prepping the public with the new police laws would fit in very well.

    ….. head of police in Dezful reported that 10 stores were closed and 12 more were forced to commit themselves to observe Sharia law. ….
    …… prevent people from eating in public, which led to the closure of 25 stores and three cases being referred to the judiciary. ……
    ….. no exemption for the groups mentioned. ,,,,,

    https://www.iranfocus.com/en/life-in-iran/34488-iran-arrests-three-and-closes-147-shops-for-not-following-sharia-law

    Will there be another source of “enforcers” that will bring “harmony” in NZ?
    Waiting for these laws to be applied in NZ? 🙁

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    • Why they would just let more wealthy chinese and Americans in to continue where they left off.
      I see the Theil has done nothing with his land. Just got an extra passport.

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        • Yes you dickhead I can afford a few dollars.
          Last week I donated $X0 to ACT and will do so again at least once b4 the next election.
          I donated to Fred Hollows Foundation.
          I donated to a good Youtube site- slowly moving off to Bitchute

          If the F.wits of the NZ press provided factual information they would get my support.
          As it is I wish to see their total collapse.
          Complete and utter annihilation would be good.
          In terms of research and reporting facts the annihilation has occurred.

          The media scum are already propped up by a dishonest govt who have purchased the ‘media’.
          So, via my taxes, I am unwillingly paying for the enemy to undermine my society.

          Chuckie, there are some intelligent Canadians like the two who were silenced in New Zealand in an anti Free Speech drive in Aug 2018 [ no word on this from Notional- the party that you are member of ; no word on this from NZ First for whom you voted ] ; Janice Fiamengo ; Jordan Peterson.
          You are not among them.

          I don’t tell you to get rid of your V8 and purchase a Nissan March.
          Don’t tell me how to spend MY money.

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  14. Economic vandalism destroys important legacy

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/300013538/economic-vandalism-destroys-important-legacy

    Probably the quote of this excellent piece is “According to the Reserve Bank’s estimates the total money supply in the country is $337b and they have committed to ramp this up by 19 per cent. This is Venezuelan economics.” Ouch!

    The sheeple really have no idea what’s coming but that’s ok; Jacinda is amazeballs because that what they keep telling us.

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  15. Brian Tamaki holding “close to music festival” with his Destiny Church service with a large congregation. Groups were congregating in the carpark and walking arm in arm. Tamaki spoke in his sermon slamming Labour’s lockdown rules and particularly against church services not being allowed. It is reported that police did not attend.

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    • How bad do things have to be when Brian Tamaki is the only real leader in the country?

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      • Oh, you can bet the poolice would have been there.
        Not in uniform, but they would have been there.
        One phone call and the riot squad would roll in!

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  16. Brian Tamaki says ‘very ignorant’ Kiwis don’t realise their rights have been ‘stolen’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/brian-tamaki-says-very-ignorant-kiwis-don-t-realise-their-rights-have-been-stolen.html

    A defiant Destiny Church has kicked off its Sunday service with a bang.

    Despite the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people under lockdown level 2 – churches not included amongst the few exceptions – leader Brian Tamaki has got his congregation together inside and outside, where hundreds of worshippers are watching on large screens from their cars.

    Social distancing was enforced indoors, with worshippers reportedly kept to groups no larger than 10 – like in restaurants – but the church flouting the 10-maximum rule imposed on churches and other places of worshop by Health Minister David Clark.

    Tamaki wasted no time lambasting the Government over its restrictions, intended to halt the potential spread of COVID-19.

    “Good-hearted but very ignorant New Zealanders don’t realise that the greatest thing you can possess has been stolen from you – called your liberties, your freedoms and our rights,” he told supporters.

    “The laws and legislations [the Government] has put into place have violated our religious freedoms, to be able to open our doors to gather and to meet. We have been discriminated against while other institutions like clubs, pubs, striptease joints, restaurants, rugby matches can open. To the church, the thumb came down.”

    Ahead of the service, Tamaki told Newshub police had no problems with the event.

    Tamaki earlier told Newshub he believes Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sees religion as an “obstacle” to establishing a socialist state.

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    • I don’t often agree with this guy, but in this case he is 100% right. One of the things Communists hate is Religion, as it does not bow to the state. Hipkin’s attitude to integrated schools is a classic example where he just hates them. In know atheists don’t agree, but organised religion has been a powerful thorn in Communism’s side ever since Lenin started his shit.

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      • Except it was too late for the venal church which had kept the equally hated Tsars in power by promising riches in the hereafter for the peasants. They sat out sixty years licking their wounds & still haven’t recovered.

        The Holy Trinity for religion is “the ruling class”, the church & its priests” with “the oppressed” in third spot. The professional religionists are parasites.

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    • And don’t forget Simon wrote a letter to Adern asking for greater numbers to be allowed to church services. Wrote a letter for Christ sake. Sorry about the blasphemy.

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  17. Leo Molloy criticizes insignificant Labour MP.A Labour MP trying to discredit businessman Leo Molloy got wrong by posting a screenshot on Twitter of a wage subsidy supposedly recieved by Auckland bar without realizing it was actually the subsidy recieved by a unrelated business in Nelson. The arrogance of this Labour MP representing Rodney Marja Lobeck just confirm the how out of their depth several Labour Party.MP ‘s are and the ignorance of this supposed kind Government are.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12332489

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    • Well there’s a privacy breach by a labour MP. They just keep proving how STUPID they are. Will she have to apologise to the unrelated Nelson business and to Leo Molloy? That’ll stick in her craw. 😂

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      • Nah, too stupid to realise how stupid they actually are. Definitlu a potential Labour Party Leader of the future.

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      • What’s the official channel to complain about this Marja Lubeck character?
        What she has done is grossly unprofessional and all sorts of breach of privacy…
        A National MP would lose their job for that.

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    • …….”without realizing it was actually the subsidy recieved by a unrelated business in Nelson”……

      Publish in haste…….repent at leisure.

      As a non Jafa I hadn’t heard of Leo Molloy or his accomplishments but he seems to be a character. From an October 2019 article in Stuff:

      ……”A would-be customer at an Auckland eatery was shocked when the establishment responded to her request for vegan food by telling her they could offer her “cardboard”.

      “We can offer you the menu, it’s cardboard, should taste like 97 per cent of vegan food, you could eat that maybe. We’ll cut it in three if you’d like three courses,” the restaurant replied. “…….

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      • I’d only heard of Leo Molloy in regard to his breaching the name suppression of the bloke that killed that English girl. We need some stirrers in society and he seems to be ‘a good bastard’. Anyone who publicly riles up Cindy and her lying coalition is okay in my book. 👏

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        • I actually used to work for Leo back in my Bartending/Student days- He is a good guy who knows his industry… (Any publicity is good publicity!)
          Was also a pretty handy Jockey in his younger days…

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        • Leo is originally from the West Coast. Started working life as a jockey, got too heavy so ended up a vet school (so he has plenty of brains). Worked as vet for a bit before going into hospitality and some horse training. Very colourful but nobody’s fool.
          His sister is is Dame Julie Christie ( TV program producer)

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      • Nasska, I’m getting to like this Jaffa. Funnily enough, I have found the stuck up pricks of Auckland ok compared with Wellington. They seem to not take their elitism seriously. It’s just for fun. Here they really mean it !

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        • Someone wise once said that if he owned Wellington & Hell he’d rent out Wellington & live in Hell.

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          • I was warned. Didn’t believe it. Even a left wing feminist lawyer, I was fucking, warned me.

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    • I just read Alison Mau’s opinion of Leo Molloy. That is 3 minutes of my life I won’t get back but I will make a point next time we are at the Auckland viaduct to do the opposite of what Mau suggests and partake at Molloy’s bar just to annoy the uppity woman.

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  18. Gawd I hope people start waking up and soon.
    Unfortunately I don’t think it will happen.
    Far too many have got their faces glued to their mobile phone,,laptops etc.
    They are blissfully unaware that they are sleepwalking into a full on totalatarian nightmare.

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    • What we need is an organisation to articulate our concerns. A group represented by a leader who got the message out & told it as it is. Maybe a body of like minded individuals who could offer an alternative.

      We could call it an opposition party!

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    • Private Pyle, no one is walking into it. They are in it now. It’s just taking a moment for them to realise.

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  19. Speaking of good bastards… Nice to see a story about real kiwis.

    Wairarapa farming community donates truckloads of feed to drought-stricken Hawke’s Bay farms

    Wairarapa farmers have rallied together to help out their fellow farmers in drought-stricken Hawke’s Bay, with farmers struggling to supply water and feed to their stock.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/wairarapa-farming-community-donates-truckloads-feed-drought-stricken-hawkes-bay-farms?auto=6157176529001

    Recognising the struggle was far from over for the farming community especially along the east coast of the North Island, with little to no rain to water their crops, the Rapa Feed Run was born.

    An initiative set up by Wairarapa’s Sophie Hansen and her husband one week ago, the Rapa Run has donated stock feed to farms in the Hawke’s Bay this weekend.

    Ms Hansen says they were quickly met with messages of support and offers to help out including trucking companies offering to carry the hay bales to the region, tractor donations to help lift the bales and Wairarapa farmers happy to spare a bale or two of their own.

    She says it could have just as easily been them.

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    • We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the Bay last night.Haven’t checked the guage but some showers were very heavy.
      Should be a big help in getting grass to grow before its too cold.

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      • Grass growing is one of the most hated activities of the alt right farmers.

        The notion that people need food is a social construct of fascism.

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  20. Coal mine defends plan to expand in Canterbury despite environmental concerns

    Coal miner Bathurst Resources is defending its plans to expand its Canterbury Coal Mine into another 18 hectares of forest, farms, and wetland.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/coal-mine-defends-plan-expand-despite-environmental-groups-raising-concerns

    The 38 ha mine at Coalgate, near Darfield, supplies 95,000 tonnes of low sulphur coal annually to regional customers, including dairy factories.

    Environmental groups feared for fragile eco-systems – including aquatic life in nearby waterways – if it gained the resource consents needed to expand.

    But Bathurst Resources chief executive Richard Tacon rejected that and said the mine’s “active footprint” would not change significantly.

    Older workings at the mine would be rehabilitated.

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  21. Hang onto your wallets. 🤑

    Golriz Ghahraman joins international call for poor nations’ debts to be wiped
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/golriz-ghahraman-joins-international-call-for-poor-nations-debts-to-be-wiped.html

    The letter, penned by US representative Ilhan Omar and former US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, has been backed by more than 300 other lawmakers from around the world.

    “As a member of the global community, Aotearoa must speak up for countries suffering the worst impacts and with the least resource to tackle the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ghahraman, the Green Party’s foreign affairs spokesperson.

    “Not only do we have a humanitarian duty to aid our petitioning countries in dire need, but we also have a common, vested interest to support comprehensive relief for effective recovery and resiliency,” it reads.

    “As a collaborative international community, we can only begin to move past this pandemic once this pandemic ends for everyone.”

    The pandemic began in China, but took off in relatively wealthy nations such as Italy, the UK and US. It’s yet to hit poorer nations quite as hard, but health experts believe it’s probably just a matter of time.

    “Our Pacific Island neighbours are among those recognised as particularly vulnerable from the impact of the pandemic,” said Ghahraman. “They face an impossible journey to recovery if they are being crushed by global debt.”

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    • But but farmers and energy producers are EVIL because its about PROFITS !!!!

      No one needs food and energy. PATRIARCHY COLONIALISM RACIST NAAAZIIIS !!!!!!!!!!!

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      • O-Sen, just what a thrice cursed Japanese imperialist reactionary capitalist running dog [gasp] would say.

        As reported on KCNA 😀

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        • Kea, you seem to have taken a shine to the KCNA website.

          “Japanese imperialist reactionary capitalist running dog”
          Wow! That’s 3 + 5 + 5 + 4 +2 +1 = 20 syllables! (Impressive from the Hermit Kingdom.)

          Please refrain from waving such a large phrase around in case you poke someone’s eye out.

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          • O-Sen, you slavishly quote the thrice cursed lies and propaganda of the failed Japanese Yankee warmongers.

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            • Love to chatter, Kea, but we are having oden for dinner tonight.
              Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdMjvApjYBE

              Oden is a great Japanese winter dish that is still largely unknown outside of Japan. I expect the NZ food magazines will “discover” oden in about 10 years’ time.

              My wife buys frozen oden kits from Japan Mart in Newmarket, and adds extra goodies. Kransky sausages go with oden really well!

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    • This woman is stupid. Our Pacific neighbours have handled the virus issue fantastically well, resulting in extremely low levels of infection.

      As for helping the poor countries–well NZ will soon be on that list and it all the result of the actions taken by the Government she is part —it is not because of the virus , it is the reaction to it.

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      • On the only valid comparison of per capita, we are about 77th in the world. We keep company with “developing” nations on that ranking.

        The idea we are “world leading” is a media fiction.

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    • For someone who allegedly came here as a ‘Refugee’ she sure hates our Western systems and society…

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  22. Golly Gee can just fuck off. Stupid waste of space that she is.
    How the hell did a retard like that get in to government?

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      • Don’t forget how her family were bombed out of their village and had run to cover.

        Absolute bull shit. They were many miles away from the war zone.

        Still … made a good story for the gullible left.

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  23. Homework reading for Ardern. This is what “hard and fast” really looks like

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12332519

    BTW We have seen my brother in law who has worked in the health area all his career (45+ years). Interestingly he says most of the people he meets (he worked through lock down) are all quite scathing of the Government’s response. When I said that is probably people his age he said “no, the younger ones have worked it out”. So that’s encouraging. He described it as another Y2K.

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  24. This audio interview is worth listening to. She mentions Ardern and her head scarf. She says that amounts to victim blaming.
    Collins copied her and that is another reason I would not want to see her as leader.

    An interview with Yasmine Mohammed, ex-wife of an Al Qaeda terrorist

    “Yasmine Mohammed grew up in Canada, in a fundamentalist Muslim household.

    She was forced into a marriage with a member of Al Qaeda and a jihadi, who’s marriage to her had been arranged to help ease his entry into North America.

    She eventually escaped the horror of that marriage, and calls herself an “ex-Muslim”.

    She’s author of the book “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam” and become an outspoken advocate for debate around what the muslim religion truly means for women, and how the West can actually add to the harm it causes it’s own followers.

    Ryan spoke to her recently, where she describes she has been criticised for speaking out about Muslim religion.

    Listen to the full interview below.”

    https://www.magic.co.nz/home/news/2020/05/-she-meant-well-but-was-ignorant—-ex-wife-of-terrorist-slams-j.html

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    • NZ Muslims do not support Ardern and publically condemned her planned celebrations, of her moral superiority, she ordered for March.

      All NZ muslim groups said as one voice, that it was culturally wrong and they were never consulted.

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      • Now, now Kea. Comrade Cindy knows best. Whether she actually knows anything about anything is not the point.

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  25. Intelligeny labour List MP.

    Leo Molloy calls Labour MP Marja Lubeck ‘insignificant’
    Great day for him. They told the Labour Party to get stuffed. We need more of this.

    Labour list MP has become tangled in a social media stoush after posting on HeadQuarters Viaduct’s Facebook page that she would not be returning after a controversial dinner party being held there.

    MP Marja Lubeck then posted a screenshot on Twitter of the wage subsidy supposedly received by the Auckland bar, without realising it was actually the subsidy received by an unrelated business in Nelson.

    The reply is classic but i can’t copy it over so go have a look. They desrve a medal they do.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12332489

    Molloy also responded to the post, saying “I can’t see myself ever taking any advice from a Labour politician any time soon. Please desist from using HQ to raise the profile you haven’t got,” he said.

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    • With MMP, how many of the MPs in this country were actually voted in (i.e., won a majority in their electorate) and how many were assigned a seat due to their position on the party list?
      I have a bad feeling about being governed by MPs that the People did not vote for.

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      • Out of 120 MPs there are 71 electorate MPs ( 64 general + 7 Maori)

        The balance of 49 are list (or party appointees).

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        • Thanks!

          Do you think this country will even go back to the old first-past-the-post system, like in the UK and in Japan?

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          • Not in our lifetimes Odakyu-sen. This year’s election will be the 9th held under MMP but it will take longer for the electorate to convince themselves that anything could be worse than FPP. Even now, though I’m far from enamoured with the fuck up that MMP is I would never vote to go back to the old system. If STV was an option I’d take it in a heartbeat.

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          • Odakyu-sen

            Japans system is not first past the post (FPP) like NZ used to have. In NZ under FPP all seats in Parliament were elected from electorates (ie no list seats) plus the Maori seats.
            Japan has what we were offered as an option when MMP was voted in –it was called the Supplementary Member system. If it applied in NZ the 64 general seats would be voted on as we do now. Then the party vote given would apply ONLY to the 49 remaining seats.
            ( slightly different in Japan as you have different,larger areas for the “list” type votes)

            This the system I prefer. It ensures minor parties have a say but they are never kingmakers like NZF was last time. It is a good balance between FPP and MMP.
            I agree with nasska that we will never go back to FPP.

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    • I think I’ll be popping in to HQ at some point to buy a beer. Fellas like Leo need support.

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  26. It amazes me that so many on YSB have Winston Derangement Syndrome. They are no better than the obscene human garbage that hate on Trump.

    ARDERN is the threat. Not some cheeky little Maori fella from Northland.

    Grow a fucking brain you repugnant imbeciles.

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    • But if it weren’t for the patronage of the “cheeky little Maori fella from Northland” Hugzilla wouldn’t be on the Treasury benches. True Nats think they were robbed.

      While I’m getting my daily quota of downticks from wounded Nats & believers in the Great Sky Fairy I’ll mention that my all time favourite for getting up the collective noses of those born to rule was Michael Laws. The way he strung out Jim Bolger was pure theatre.

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      • If that’s the case Nasska then you would like my background.
        Not wishing to divulge any more.

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        • One of the most interesting commentators on the Kiwiblog of old was a gentleman by the name of Rex Widerstrom. In the lead up to the 1993 elections he was an advisor to Winston Peters & helped to get his fledgling political party from three to almost thirty percent in the polls in under six months.

          I don’t think that any of the protagonists could stand the sight of each other but Rex’s anecdotes made for some great reading.

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      • At 4:50

        Nasska, The first statement is so trivial I’d insult both of us responding.

        The second I agree.

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    • Never forget though Kea, it was that “cheeky little maori fella” that gave Ardoom the reins of power.
      You are correct though.
      That horse toothed hag is the real danger to New Zealand

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    • WDS is here for a reason.
      I met the short arse prick at a National party conference in Rotorua in the early 80’s
      He was up himself then and has only gotten worse over the years.
      If he had any integrity, instead of letting his maori in him demand utu on the Nats, we would not be in this position of having a PTPM so fucking useless and out of her depth.

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    • Nah, disagree. A lot of what NZ 1st stands for is generally OK, but the cunt that runs theshow, well he is a cunt. A traitaerous cunt. Would not trust him with my virgin cat.

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  27. With all the children been locked away for last two months, who thinks they are going to be picking up every cough, cold and sniffle going. Plus they will be bringing it home to you who has no immunity!

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    • I read that the school buses are required by the rules to have “distancing” and so can only carry a fraction of the normal number of students.
      Do the rule-makers have no common sense? Children will naturally break the “distancing rules” the instant that they get off the bus. What is wrong with the rule-makers that they understand so little about human nature?

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      • No Fucking Idea, because once they get to school they can have a cluster orgy and no will give a damn, ” because schools are safe”

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  28. My neighbor who is normally very on to it when it comes to politics assures me that Ardern is sneaking a bill through parliament whilst this Coronavirus is still going on to double our intake of refugees,anyone know if this is factual?

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    • No idea but my legislation/Bill tracker is working overtime. I can’t keep up and bulk delete it along with meeting requests.

      I would suggest its true. She has handed out a BILLION dollars to foreigners and counting.

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      • Didn’t Golly Gee put out that in press on friday!
        Everyone was asking were her tame fakeuge was!

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    • I had heard something too, and also feel that we have been juiced by other articles saying how great & necessary to have more immigration, increased refugee quota, etc..

      Found it.
      This Bill is being rushed through Parliament at record speed. Here is the timeline for passing of this Bill:

      5 May 2020 Bill introduced to the House

      5 May 2020 First reading

      12-14 May 2020 Second reading / Committee of the Whole House / Third reading

      14 May 2020 Royal Assent

      15 May 2020 Amendments enter force

      The accelerated speed of the enactment of this wide ranging, power piece of legislation is a cause of concern, particularly so where the Bill at this stage does not restrict some of the powers bestowed on the Minister.
      As above there are limited safeguards and no confirmation that the powers exercised be restricted to the limited scenarios identified and communicated by INZ in their recent press release.

      Summary

      The broad powers bestowed on the Minister, in a piece of legislation that has been quickly drafted and which will be enacted within two weeks of introduction to the House, should be of concern to migrants and their employers.

      While it has been expressed that the Bill has been introduced in good faith to allow INZ to respond directly to the operational challenges that have surfaced due to COVID-19, discretionary powers are discretionary.
      There is little to prevent the Minister utilising the powers outside the direct health response to COVID-19, particularly in the absence of appeal rights for the exercise of these powers.

      It is quite clear to us that we appear to have a piece of legislation that is the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. Somehow a significant and important department of MBIE have 1,000 employees at home not able to work remotely.
      It is unfortunate that such a powerful and discretionary instrument is required in part to fix this situation and with that, put at risk the ability of migrants to have access to justice to be able to exercise the rights bestowed on them under the current Immigration Act 2009.

      While there will be a Select Committee process underway soon, like most of the reform changes made by this Government in the immigration sector very small changes will be made (if any) to this legislation.
      It is however hoped that changes are made to better restrict the powers of the Minister to the examples that have been listed in the Press Release, and also, allow for greater transparency and accountability for that decision making outside the Beehive to manage the use of this unbridled power.

      https://www.laneneaveimmigration.co.nz/unbridled-power-immigration-covid-19-response-amendment-bill/

      As he says “Unbridled Power”

      And here is the whole Amendment in its long form.
      Clause 2 provides that the Bill comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent. The amendments made by the Bill will be repealed 12 months after the Bill comes into force. Each of the amendments has a provision to this effect.
      http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2020/0243/latest/whole.html
      So further perusal to see all the fine print.

      I do feel that there is a program like Amnesty International, and others trying to push more things in, and certainly making noise

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  29. Politico discusses the possibility of taking Boris Johnson to court for “misconduct in public office.” I reckon the same criteria apply to our own Great Helmswoman, see what you think.

    Prosecute Boris Johnson for misconduct in public office: a roadmap to success
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rfZyw9ChHY

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  30. On a slightly more sickening note, I do recall from the past that Gruppenfuhrer Clark used to have long hair.
    This is of great concern because she is Commie Cindy’s puppet master.
    Will Commie Cindy adopt her idol’s fashion style?
    She already has the teeth.

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      • Well done Kea.
        A bloody great film. As a matter of interest there was one NCO who did use the skull f@!k line when I was in the military.
        I’m quite certain he had seen Full Metal Jacket.

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      • My brother had an abusive corporal once, he lost it and smashed the corporals face with the butt of his rifle. Corporal never gave my brother shit again….

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        • Can well believe that ROL.
          Some of those pricks were border line sadists/ sociopaths.

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          • Borderline? There were many good NCOs. I was fortunate enough to have a fantastic corporal. But many had failed the Lieutenant’s course and were essentially thick, with attititude. And as Arderne demontrates everyday, power is very uplifting….

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    • My wife made the comment recently that The Mad Queen is “Morphing” into Helen Clark!
      Ye Gods Clarke Gayford must be so proud….

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      • No chance of him morphing into Helens pseudo male.But who knows what the future holds for them.

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        • Rumour has it that Clarke is more than happy when she calls around for “chats”.

          When asked why he said, “I can borrow her broomstick.”

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          • Doesn’t Peter Davis live in a caravan on the back section,
            Is that planned for Jethro, like a dog kennel, is he jumping of the porch?

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      • Oh! The mental imagery of the Prime Minister moulting like a cicada, and re-emerging as Helen Clarke!
        The stuff of nightmares!

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    • Cindys teeth have been repaired after expensive orthodontic treatment as early on in her career she could eat an apple through a tennis racquet.

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    • Thanks for posting Alice. Independence Day is cheesy but it has some great one liners and is one of my favourite all time movies. I love that speech by Bill Pullman who plays the president in the movie. Trump does it well. 👏

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  31. TVNZ are slow to put up one of their leading stories at 6pm that Simon Bridges has called for the COL to cancel the increase in petrol tax in July stating that “if the govt are not building their light rail, which has been put on hold, they should not be charging tax for it”. The AA agrees. Phil Twyford thinks that cancelling petrol tax is a terrible idea “because we need the tax”.

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      • Doesn’t look like TVNZ are going to give Simon the coverage asking for tax to be cancelled. Can’t have the tax take interrupted when the COL have overspent the income, taken a mortgage out on the country to pay for it and have the printing presses running at full bore.

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        • Neither. It will be Gaye Clarkford
          And Cindy will be a cheerleader in her cankle boots and
          depressing, grey overcoat.

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          • FFS. Thank you Stuff but I do not need to know that Gayford is cutting his kids hair or dyeing Cindys.

            He is doing what many families have been forced to do during lockdown.

            Are these useless publicity seeking idiots so desperate to portray themselves as your average Kiwi. Must be an election coming up.

            Foxtrot Oscar.

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    • That is not about recovery from the economic issues generated by their lockdown. That is some theory that sucking that level of funds out from taxpayers will encourage votes in September.

      Not for this voter. That quarter billion is sheer wasted spending of taxpayer effort. No vote from me for any of the current Coalition parties based on that nonsense alone.

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