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  1. Oh i don’t know.
    My good lady doesn’t offend anyone. She is the nice part of us.

    ME, on the other hand is constantly offending shit for brain lefties.
    We fight them on the blogs, on the Facebook, on the MSM. control Freaks, Marxists, Governments and all.
    Never give up.
    Never ever let lefties rule your life.

    Lefties are never able to refute logic. They are emotional wanks.

    Oh I have just seen the last post. Can’t be much wrong with the Donald. Got them sussed.
    Where is our Donald?

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    • Keep up the hubris Cindy. The higher you fly the harder the fall. 🤕

      Newshub-Reid Research Poll: Simon Bridges still confident he will lead National into election despite personal poll rating below 5 percent
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/newshub-reid-research-poll-simon-bridges-still-confident-he-will-lead-national-into-election-despite-personal-poll-ratings-below-5-percent.html

      “It speaks to the work we’ve jointly done,” Ardern told Newshub. “I just happen to have had the humble and privileged opportunity to be leading at this time.”

      Bridges is blaming his popularity plummet on being frozen out of any coverage for months.

      On numbers like Ardern’s, it’s no wonder her office felt cocky enough to send a gag order to all ministers after a Friday afternoon COVID-19 document dump.

      The Prime Minister is promising to nix the arrogance, telling Newshub she takes nothing for granted.

      “I’m taking nothing for granted. The fact that I’m making no assumptions about what will be the end outcome will be on Election Day should be a nod to that.”

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      • From WG’s link:

        ……”But Bridges doesn’t see himself going anywhere.”…..

        I find it hard to disagree with him.

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      • I would love to see a copy of the poll questionnaire. I’d also like to know the sample size and methodology of the survey.

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        • “Do you fink Neve is cute”
          “Do you fink Cindy is amazeballs”
          “Do you fink Clarke is hot?”
          Thank you for your time and remember..be kind.

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      • Leaders popularity poll has always been a waste of time. The only figures in the poll to take notice of are the party figures and I’m still struggling to understand how 25% of Nationals support has gone to Labour.

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  2. Oh well folks look on the bright side at least now we have an answer to the often internationally asked question “how much does it cost to buy an election” 100 + billion in our case apparently.
    Get prepared for the inevitable F—K ups that will infest Ardern for the next 40 months,it’ll be the gift that keeps on giving at the expense of our economy and the health of our populace. We’re toast and will be for twenty years.
    what can you expect when we have Chinese apologists like the greasey lying appeaser Robert Pattman ,his Xi Jinping bootlicking on TV this morning was spew inducing.

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  3. Australia ‘may very well save the NZ tourism industry’ – economist

    Australian tourists “may very well save the New Zealand tourism industry”, according to a leading economist from across the Tasman.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/australia-may-very-well-save-nz-tourism-industry-economist?auto=6157367616001

    “That could be a really big economic story for New Zealand,” Mr Bloxham said. “The Aussie tourists may very well save the New Zealand tourism industry in a pretty big way if that’s able to get going.”

    “Even if you take just a small proportion of the amount of what Australians normally spend when they travel to different countries, and put that into the domestic market or indeed pushed it over to the New Zealand market, it’s a really big deal.

    “It’s a really big amount if it gets redirected to New Zealand or to domestic travel in Australia.”

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    • Just asking for a friend, Are there no lay offs in Australia? Are all people still working and not on the unemployment?Oh and is NZ the same as Europe?

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      • The Aussie economy is going to come under increasing pressure thanks to the massive tariffs the criminal, Xi, is putting on the Australian primary sector. Time to boycott all Chinese products, students and investment.

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  4. Councils under pressure as rates rises floated amid Covid-19 pandemic

    Councils are under pressure around the country as residents and businesses push back on potential rates increases.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/councils-under-pressure-rates-rises-floated-amid-covid-19-pandemic?auto=6157371478001

    Local Government NZ president Dave Cull said councils around the country were confronting the issue of funding lines, such as loss of fees and the closure of venues, having been reduced by the need for spending remaining the same or increasing.

    Of the 67 local authorities around New Zealand, 21 councils have indicated they will reduce rates.

    “Local Government NZ president Dave Cull”. Why do councils need an umbrella president? Lefties are always expanding the trough.

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  5. I have booked a meal for five at The Furnace on Thursday at 7:30. It is an excellent restaurant. Great food and service.

    https://www.furnacerestaurant.co.nz/dinner-menu/

    If any more let us know and email Ed and I can add you.

    I got my response from the Judaical Conduct Commissioner. I do not want to put it up but happy to show anyone.

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  6. Amazing how much mileage the Media are getting out of Tova’s Newshub ‘Poll’.
    This outfit consistently have Labour 10% higher/Nats 10% lower than other polls (and what they eventually attained on last Election night)
    Tova detests Simon Bridges. She doesn’t even attempt to hide this ‘Dead Man Walking’ etc etc
    The only Poll that matters is on Election night.

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    • As I have several quite elderly relatives I still have a landline.
      I have been phoned twice by these ‘Polling’ companies.
      The first time they didn’t want my information as I was the wrong demographic (White male, early 40s, solid household income etc) and they thanked me for my time and terminated.
      The second time I was much less truthful with them re my Demographic. I managed to get to the questionnaire but they terminated the poll as I was (quote) “saying bad things about Jacinda”
      *I was unleashing on the Karel Sroubrek/Richie Hardcore scandal and the lady told me “You sound like a bit of a conspiracy theorist”

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      • You wouldn’t be in a position to give your opinion about the Prime Minister unless the poll had open-ended questions in it.

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        • I told them that I was an older Labour voter who would no longer vote for them.
          They asked why?..
          Not sure if this is usual for Polls or not…

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          • If the poller asks “Why,” then that is an open-ended question, since there is no pre-selected answer that you have to chose.
            In other words, you tell the polster your answer, and then the researcher has to intepret that.

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      • The thing to do is to help destroy the polling industry by making them so unreliable that they lose credibility permanently.

        You need to identify as a single white gay male in your 20s living with three flatmates and you need to gush profusely about Jacinda’s brilliance. We want the media to be hollering “no path to victory” for anyone but Jacinda – so that on election night they look like crooks (again).

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  7. Kiwiblog ran an article yesterday evening on the newshub poll. I gave up reading the comments. Apparently it’s pretty much all over. Labour won, we lost eat that mentality. A long way to go yet, while they might cobble up another term they will not get over half the country voting for them. Maybe I meet just National/ACT supporters by chance, but I haven’t talked to anyone for weeks that is going to vote Labour, or Greens, or NZ First.

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    • You haven’t asked Facebook then. Them and the MSM have hundreds of them.

      I just rark them up with one of three lists I have.
      They get a bit snarky but fuck them I don’t care. Shit for brains sitting at home collecting cash and with nothing to do.

      Copy this and spread the word.
      Was it kind to delay closing the border so that your Prime Minister could have a photo op with Muslim families?
      Is it kind to let parents and families grieve without saying goodbye to their loved ones?
      Was it kind to drive a butcher to kill himself because Cabinet made a last minute “captains call” to declare butchers non-essential?
      Is it kind to preside over a wave of small business failures, and the pain and despair that goes with seeing your lifes work destroyed?
      Was it kind to illegally issue home detention orders?
      Is it kind to pass draconian laws under urgency that give police the power to enter your home if they suspect you might be hosting guests?
      Is it kind to double New Zealand’s net debt so that our kids and grand kids are now doomed to paying off debt rather than getting on with their lives?
      Is it kind to set up a dob in your neighbour number?
      Is it kind to ban churches from holding services for parishoners, when pubs are allowed to open?
      Is it kind to establish a command and control approach to who can do what in a democracy?
      Is it kind to showboat all over the media about how wonderful you are, when your own Cabinet are ignoring your rules?
      Is it kind to have the Police Commissioner threaten a trip to his place, if you disobeyed the government’s illegal detention order?
      What have I missed?
      Is it kind to let gangs congregate
      Is it kind to let ethnic groups man roadblocks to stop people going about their lawful business?in large groups but not religious people?

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  8. Cindy’s sycophants being polled on FB does not mean anything.

    115 days to election day on Saturday 19 September and the only poll that matters!

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  9. Has NZ succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome?

    Wait until ordinary people start to fear about their futures. I don’t think we are at that stage yet.

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  10. Two groups, those of us who are aware and frightened for our lives or NZ’s future, and those sheep who are following Bo-Peep down the road to her socialist nirvana sheep paddock.

    Socialist Cindy can fool some of the people some of the time…

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    • Correction – not sheep but rats, and it’s not Bo Peep it’s the Pied Piper who the rats are following to their destruction.

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    • After the election this will start to bite. Hard.

      There will be no escaping the horror. The extreme left will respond by doubling down on their doctrine of division hate and totalitarianism.

      We all better get our heads around it. It’s not Ardern’s fault. Evil people can only do this with support from ordinary people.

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      • Disagree with you there mate.
        Ardern is simply the most evil politician of our lifetimes…
        She is openly enjoying this carnage!

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  11. Left unhinged about Steve Ellers’ latest OpEd about Jacinda’s Marxist agenda

    So finally, someone went there and said what we all know to be true – that we are being subjected to an extremist alt-Left Marxist pogram. Steve Ellers links the work of the International Youth Socialist during Jacinda’s time as it’s (Comrade) El Presidente to what is going on in New Zealand right now.

    And all of a sudden Labour has started wheeling out the Cancel Culture goons to try to stifle the truth (again) even on the supposedly more rational LinkedIn business networking platform – the loony lefties are lining up to try to muzzle Steve Ellers. Have a look at the series of tirades in the comments by Neale Jones (who conveniently neglects to mention how he was Jacinda and Andrew Little’s Chief of Staff before the 2017) in response to Prof Paul Moon’s posting of the Ellers article. Chair of the Helen Clark Foundation – and husband to H1 – Peter Davis also feels the need to chime in and attack academic freedom to back up Jones.

    I suspect, aside from hiding the truth, the lunatic left are incensed that Steve Ellers (who seems to be more than a little Maori) has gone off the plantation and is criticising the slave owners in the Labour party.

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    • That’s hilarious. Love the constant defensive block the “PhD student” keeps running. Bet his thesis is founded in the faculty of diversity studies.

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  12. Leo Molloy rattling Ardern’s cage again and she isn’t good at taking criticism.

    Headquarters owner Leo Molloy says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘deserves to be harassed’ over COVID-19 response
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/headquarters-owner-leo-molloy-says-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-deserves-to-be-harassed-over-covid-19-response.html

    Molloy, who last week directed a series of vicious messages at Jacinda Ardern over the reopening of bars under alert level 2, took a swing at the Prime Minister.

    “I think you should have a chat to the Prime Minister about her orchestrated hysteria that’s attributed to this disastrous collapse of the economy and not mention the collapse of the social fabric, the suicides,” he says.

    “There are some stories circulating about people who have committed suicide as a result of what’s happened with this lockdown. Those facts have to be ascertained as of yet, but she’s certainly worth being asked the question.”

    He adds that both him and Banks are “quite well-educated” in seeing through what politicians say, whereas the “majority of people” aren’t and they “believe the rubbish” that’s said in the daily press conferences.

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  13. Who needs enemies when those in your own party are sticking the knife in!

    ‘End is nigh’ for Simon Bridges who may have just two weeks left as leader – Tova O’Brien, Michelle Boag
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/end-is-nigh-for-simon-bridges-who-may-have-just-two-weeks-left-as-leader-tova-o-brien-michelle-boag.html

    Boag, who was the party President between 2001 and 2002, says “sometime in the next couple of weeks”, someone will approach Bridges claiming to have the support of the majority of party MPs.

    “I think he is probably another victim of COVID-19… he will fight. Normally, the National Party does these things very quickly and efficiently and the issue at the moment is who they are going to coalesce around. If they had already decided who they were going to coalesce around, it would have happened already.”

    She said the poll wasn’t the end of the world for National as it showed the party had a base of about 30 percent, which she believes the party could eventually grow from. She said Labour’s numbers were benefitting hugely from the constant attention on Ardern and the Government response to COVID-19.

    “You have had the five million locked up in Cindy’s Kindy with a daily political party broadcast with an incredibly compliant media who have been in her bubble.”

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    • Boag’s opinion has been irrelevant for over a decade. Look at how she handled the campaigns of the Auckland mayoral candidates.

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    • Michelle Boag sticking her oar in the water again.

      she was Notional Prez for a year two decades ago.
      Woop de do
      Oh, and Notional got 21% at the election that year.
      Give it up.

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    • Who dragged that gly snag out of the Island. Like Clark, Cullen Bolger she should fuck off and find something to do with her Catholic life. Bloody god botherers.

      Simon is fine and despite waht naaska says Bridges is tougher then the rest. Who the fuck else has National Got?

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  14. If Nats want to lift votes from SLG, Bridges needs to either:
    a) Appear on Shortland Street
    b) Shag the witches in the Press Gallery
    c) Both a) and b)

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    • If he didn’t want the humiliation of shagging the witches, shagging goats on Shortland Street would probably do it.

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    • Simon needs better speech writers. Short, pithy and memorable comments for potential voters to remember.

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      • That’s one of the funniest things you’ve ever written, waikatogirl!

        Better speech writers! Hilarious! 😀 😀 😀

        The man can hardly even articulate three single syllable words in a row, let alone make pithy and memorable comments!

        Have you been on the turps again?

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      • The lack of Short, Pithy and Memorable isn’t a speech writer problem – its delivery.
        All
        Day
        Long

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    • On
      b) Shag the witches in the Press Gallery

      Perhaps Jami Lee was his surrogate.
      Like a food taster!!

      Tova No’Brain remains loyal.
      JLR must have been good – to a lefty.
      Those insipid beta leftys would be a dead loss in the hammock.

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      • JLR is still getting coverage from a little horizontal throat dancing and even Dopey Dunne got his name in the paper more than Simon Bridges does.

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  15. President Trumps gives Gates and Big Pharma the middle finger. Along comes the NZH with the scripted piece from big Pharma to try to discredit him.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12332968

    The Italians survey doctors in Italy who prescribed HQC for lupus and arthritis and asked them how many patients had been infected by the virus. They ended up with a data base of 65,000 and less than 20 had been affected by the virus. That is a very good reasoon for Trump to take HQC as a prophylactic.

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  16. I can see where this is going.
    People who are worried about the future are going to vote for the “Party of Kindness.”

    Those who depend on the State for their income won’t vote National.
    Those who have never known hard times and don’t like the idea of belt tightening won’t vote National (or Act).

    NZ has grown soft and entitled. It won’t take the steps that must be taken.
    No matter. We are all going to be bitch-slapped by the Invisible Hand sooner or later.
    Market forces will sort out a new equilibrium eventually, but it might not be what we expect.

    I hope that China and the US don’t end up doing something silly. That would really be a game-changer.

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  17. If “Be Kind” is a catchphrase of the Labour Party, then wouldn’t all those road sign advising drivers to “Be Kind” be party political advertising?

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    • O,O,Osen. Here is what you tell them.

      Was it kind to delay closing the border so that your Prime Minister could have a photo op with Muslim families?
      Is it kind to let parents and families grieve without saying goodbye to their loved ones?
      Was it kind to drive a butcher to kill himself because Cabinet made a last minute “captains call” to declare butchers non-essential?
      Is it kind to preside over a wave of small business failures, and the pain and despair that goes with seeing your lifes work destroyed?
      Was it kind to illegally issue home detention orders?
      Is it kind to pass draconian laws under urgency that give police the power to enter your home if they suspect you might be hosting guests?
      Is it kind to double New Zealand’s net debt so that our kids and grand kids are now doomed to paying off debt rather than getting on with their lives?
      Is it kind to set up a dob in your neighbour number?
      Is it kind to ban churches from holding services for parishoners, when pubs are allowed to open?
      Is it kind to establish a command and control approach to who can do what in a democracy?
      Is it kind to showboat all over the media about how wonderful you are, when your own Cabinet are ignoring your rules?
      Is it kind to have the Police Commissioner threaten a trip to his place, if you disobeyed the government’s illegal detention order?
      What have I missed?
      Is it kind to let gangs congregate
      Is it kind to let ethnic groups man roadblocks to stop people going about their lawful business?in large groups but not religious people?

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  18. What is “the unemployment rate” as reported in the media in NZ?
    – People registered with Work-and-Income as “seeking work” AND who are eligible for unemployment benefit?

    If you are registered with Work-and-Income as “seeking work” but you DON’T qualify for financial assistance because you have income exceeding $560 per week from dividends or other investments (rental properties), are you still counted in “the unemployment rate” as reported in the media in NZ?

    And yes, I know that if you are not registered with Work-and-Income as “seeking work,” then you will not count towards the “the unemployment rate” as reported in the media in NZ.

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    • My wife and I both lost our jobs during this shitfest.
      We are not on the benefit nor registered with WINZ.
      There will be thousands more like us…

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  19. Difficult to portrait yourself as “youth adjacent” when you are going grey.
    😉 😂

    The Edge’s Meg Mansell reveals she had Jacinda Ardern admit to going grey weeks ago
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/05/the-edge-s-meg-mansell-reveals-she-had-jacinda-ardern-admit-to-going-grey-weeks-ago.html

    Jacinda Ardern rebuffed Bridge when he queried why she was dyeing her hair during an interview on The AM Show on Monday morning.

    “Are you going grey or something?” he asked.

    Ardern laughed it off but told Bridge in no uncertain terms the question was not a polite one to ask anyone.

    However, it appears there is a way to get the Prime Minister to open up about her hair colour, as demonstrated by The Edge breakfast team some weeks ago.

    The Dom, Meg and Randell show played a clip recorded when the country was still in COVID-19 alert level 4, in which Ardern admitted: “I’m going a little bit grey at the moment”.

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  20. “Cycling on footpaths could lead to one death a year but have a $10m upside, report says”
    “The government is proposing to let bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters use footpaths at a maximum speed of 15km/h, or three times the walking speed.”

    What sort of bureaucratic brain-fart is this? I’d probably kill one or two a year myself backing out of my driveway. Not to mention the number of pedestrians who’ll get clobbered. Do they think a kid barreling down a hill on the footpath is going to stick to 15 km/h, and be able to stop on a dime? In the real universe, things just don’t work like that.

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    • So one life is worth less than $10 million.
      Ok

      But there were 21 deaths from COVID -mostly from people who would have died with the next year.
      This has cost the country, say, $50,000,000,000
      That is a cost of each death (to date) of $2.3 Billion dollars

      The arithmetic is very inconsistent.

      Perhaps COVID was really about destroying liberty, democracy, and the economy.
      Just Sayin’

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  21. Michelle Boag says Mark Richardson could get party to 40 percent overnight
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/michelle-boag-says-mark-richardson-could-get-party-to-40-percent-overnight.html

    “I was looking on Newshub the other day and there was a splitscreen of me next to Ardern. It looked pretty good actually.”

    A former National Party President says Mark Richardson could be a “fantastic” party leader, believing he would get the party out of the dumps it finds itself in now.

    Boag was all for it.

    “Actually Mark would be fantastic,” she said.

    “Mark would probably get us up to 40 percent overnight. I’d back you. Trouble is, you are not in the caucus… But you could be, just not on these numbers.”

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  22. Ardoom is now hooked on adrenaline.
    These ‘crises’ deliver her a platform and control.
    Christchurch March 15 2019 ; White island, COVID

    If there is any slip in the polls before September look out for a convenient :-
    Cave Creek or Kids killed in a rafting accident .
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/103076169/elim-students-and-teacher-remembered-10-years-on

    Two weeks out. Uh Oh.
    Completely dominate the gnews cycle.
    The precedent is there now.
    Pick 4 September and also a tragic reminder of the first Christchurch earthquake and what people went through.
    Be Kind.
    Or, huuuge memorials around Sept 4 – 10 year mark -and incorporate our Moozlem brothers and sisters for their pain and suffering.
    Forget about OUR pain and suffering

    Notional don’t have a chance.

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  23. The polls confirm the worst.

    Around 50% of kiwis are totalitarian communists who actively demand poverty and oppression. Their preferred leader is an imperious authoritarian psycho.

    Let’s see how it all works out …

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    • “50% of kiwis are totalitarian communists”

      What percentage of voters work for or are directly supported by the State? This would include:
      – students (non-working)
      – superannuation recipients who depend on their payments
      – unemployed on benefits / other classes of “bennies”
      – civil servants
      – companies (and their employees) whose sole client is the State

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  24. Facts:

    1. The worst financially affected people are white middle income.

    2. The most infections from Covid-19 are white middle income.

    3. Maori are getting over one billion dollars.

    Because ummm racism ?

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  25. It looks like the NZ Treasury has taken Cindy’s advice last week to her ministers to “dismiss criticism”. Treasury has ignored the request to appear before the Epidemic Response Committee.

    Outrage over Treasury no-show at COVID-19 Epidemic Response Committee
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/outrage-over-treasury-no-show-at-covid-19-epidemic-response-committee.html

    “This has been organised for days… It is our intention to recall Treasury to appear at the committee as soon as possible.”

    ACT leader David Seymour also said it is “difficult to believe” Treasury couldn’t “find one person to front up” to the committee.

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  26. Although this article is Australian, we can drqw on the parallel cases.

    Geologist Viv Forbes:
    “Abandon the Zero Emissions farce.
    Bullock-drawn wagons, camel trains, and horse teams may achieve the zero-emissions dream, but they will not keep our cities fed — there are no electric tractors, dozers, or road trains.
    This Lockdown Depression is giving us a taste of “Zero Emissions.”
    It is a bitter taste.

    The Lockdown Depression is rushing toward us.
    Many in politics, media, and industry are digging the hole deeper, some through panic and ignorance, others cynically pushing anti-industry agendas or serving vested interests.
    It leads to unemployment and poverty with no proven benefits for nature or the climate.”

    We will never rebuild our industries and jobs with locks, chains, hobbles, handcuffs, or handouts. We need to recognize the realities of history, geography, geology, and economics.


    https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/05/18/geologist-the-lockdown-depression-is-giving-us-a-taste-of-zero-emissions-it-is-a-bitter-taste/

    Set us free, from the conniving costly socialists agendas and globalist plans.

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  27. Sixteen people have been arrested, including the leader of a Mongrel Mob chapter, in a series of major raids across Hawke’s Bay this morning.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/sixteen-arrested-including-mongrel-mob-leader-in-massive-police-raid-across-hawkes-bay

    Around $1 million in assets were seized including a house, vehicles and motorbikes.

    Ten firearms, around $400,000 in cash, cannabis and methamphetamine were also seized, police say.

    “They are focused on making money through illegal activity and prey on the most vulnerable members of our community to do so.”

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    • But,but,but, we are just family people ,don’t sell drugs and enjoy helping the poor ,making lunches and playing with the kids.

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    • Crikey Detective Inspector Mike Foster is really on to it, isn’t he?
      Who ever knew that “These organised criminal groups cause considerable harm in our community,” …“They are focused on making money through illegal activity and prey on the most vulnerable members of our community to do so.”
      I’m so glad we have police officers that turned down the headhunters from NASA to tell us what we didn’t already know.

      I hope Angry gets the memo before he lets the crims all out again.

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  28. Winston Peters ‘out to defy gravity’ after 2.7 percent poll result
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/winston-peters-out-to-defy-gravity-after-2-7-percent-poll-result.html

    “In a long career, unlike every other politician I don’t give a rats about your polls because they’re confetti,” he says.

    “When we get in the campaign we turn them into confetti over and over and over again but I still have to put up with the Tova O’Briens on TV3 and others making prize idiots of themselves.

    “But they’ll be there at election night trying to get through the hall of New Zealand First saying ‘can we talk to you’.”

    And Peters, too, was defiant – promising to campaign despite the odds.

    “We’re out to defy gravity here. One more time.”

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  29. Mark Richardson’s bizarre theory why Simon Bridges polled so low
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/mark-richardson-s-bizarre-theory-why-simon-bridges-polled-so-low.html
    But Richardson told The AM Show the damning results are National supporters “warning” Bridges.

    “I think there’s been an element of discontent about Bridges for some time and I think that a lot of National party members have fired a warning shot across National’s bow,” he said.

    Richardson said he had heard the message loud and clear and intends to “fight” for National voters.

    “I’ll fight for your businesses. I’ll fight for your family’s future. I’ll fight for your homes, I’ll fight for your farms. I’ll fight for your right to employ those who can’t employ themselves.

    “Stay safe. Stay smart. And stay blue.”

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    • Well my message to those National Party members is simple. Would you prefer the Labour Party to govern for another 3 years or for National to be in Government and are you prepared to sacrifice that just because you don’t like the leader when the policy isn’t really going to change? Think about it.

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    • ……”“I’ll fight for your businesses. I’ll fight for your family’s future. I’ll fight for your homes, I’ll fight for your farms. I’ll fight for your right to employ those who can’t employ themselves. “……

      Simon’s been too busy over the last couple of years organising state interference in the electorate’s private affairs to bother with that crap. When he’s finished ensuring that they die when God wants them to, smoke what National approves of & women sign over occupancy rights to their wombs to the church he’ll get on to it.

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        • Meanwhile he sides with Labour over buying back all those nasty firearms & signing us up to the World Government climate change bullshit.

          Tell me again what exactly he’s going to do that is different. We used to describe National as Labour Lite. Now it’s Labour with slightly better economic management & more God.

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          • Can’t disagree with that nasska. I honestly don’t see an alternative in Nationals front bench. Maybe Mitchell at a pinch but I’m not convinced. The big problem any replacement will have is overcoming the hype over substance of Team Equus Faciem, ably abetted by a paid for, compliant and infantile media.

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            • I backed National for 16 out of 17 of the last elections but I still can’t fathom out how they arrive at the positions they do. If they were the Hawera Retired Dairy Farmers & Vatican Reps Club you could understand their extreme social conservatism. A political party needs votes……over half of those available.

              I reckon that the 35% in last night’s poll is the welded on hard rump of the party. They’re not moving whatever.

              That leaves about a 15% shortfall. Trying to attract them with social conservatism ain’t going to work however much they wish it would!

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              • And Mitchell for certain. He’s the only one of them who’d have a hope of interesting the female vote.

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              • Yep. My beef with them as a party is they don’t really stand for anything. Key took them closer to Clarke’s Labour and Bridges seems to be finishing the job but without the charisma of Key or the shallow cult of Equus Faciem. Wtf does National actually stand for?

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                • These were the principles they started with in 1936. Might be time to give them another spin:

                  “To promote good citizenship and self-reliance; to combat communism and socialism; to maintain freedom of contract; to encourage private enterprise; to safeguard individual rights and the privilege of ownership; to oppose interference by the State in business, and State control of industry”.

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    • Sadly word is if Simon is rolled Todd Muller and the wetter than wet Nikki Kay are up for leader and deputy of National! Ye gods, from the frying pan into the fire! 🌋

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      • Jim Bolger, the wettest, backs Todd Muller.
        Knows his spuds.

        Muller led the National caucus position on climate change and worked with James Shaw to get a unanimous vote across Parliament for the Zero Carbon Bill.
        https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/417022/former-pm-jim-bolger-backs-todd-muller-for-next-national-leader

        That way, the Nats will have to go through a more few leader changes, the wet competing to be the wettest, to lead NZ to be more left.

        Now what was the question about this leadership change?

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        • Comments from Boag and now Bolger. The media are really dragging out the old hacks. Bolger should have been a Labour politician from the start.

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          • Did Bolger run that past his brain aka Bill Birch. Bolger couldn’t shit his bed without checking with Bill, such was his lack of firepower.

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    • What f’n planet do these labourites live on?! Definitely not in the real world where people have lives to live and bills to pay. Small business owners can’t just drop everything for a nice holiday. Have you asked business if it is feasible to give staff even more time off from necessary work commitments?

      The real world isn’t kindergarten Cindy!

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  30. A former Judge writes his view on the virus response and other over hyped threats. It’s scathing 🤣

    A small taster:

    “We listen to the Swedish teenager thundering her apocalyptic messages to supine world “leaders”, raising fears and probably latent mental health problems in the vulnerable and easily impressionable young. It would be tedious to multiply examples but much the same can be said of the “Me Too” movement, the LGBT (I have lost count of the letters) community, and the “deplatforming” (what ugly words these people invent not even to be found on spell check) that is now rife in our Universities, schools and scientific institutions.”

    https://www.lawfuel.com/blog/former-judge-asks-what-price-liberty-the-virus/

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    • ….But perhaps the most immediate example of a crisis temporarily eclipsed but waiting in the wings is “global warming.” According to its acolytes anthropomorphic CO2 emissions if left unchecked will end all life on the planet. Now as a crisis that beats any other by a considerable margin and there is no vaccine except to demolish the market economy, prevent most carbon based travel (except by the Greens who have important meetings to attend in service of saving the planet) and usher in a simpler more “sustainable” life style.

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      • The interesting thing about his comments on AGW is that this guy sat on the Environment Court.
        It is a pity he wasn’t the judge when they took NIWA to Court over the temperature data. A more unbiased result may have eventuated.

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    • Or the old sop forgot that he’s been to court already and lost. Dementia is a bitch.

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      • But, but he know now who it was. He says so so.
        Claims the court was wronmg.
        Most guilty bastards try that defence. The court got it all wrong.

        Go to jail

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    • I wish Barry Soper and Winston Peters would both just FRO. Winston Peters seems to be here just to insult anyone who has the audacity (in his mind) to question his statements or his actions. I would have thought Newstalk ZB employed Barry Soper for balanced political reporting – he’s just not capable of that.

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  31. I enjoy The Chase, but that means I get the teasers from One News.
    Which rocket scientist thought up the idea that a few more long weekends will save the tourism industry.
    FFS you can’t go to a restaurant without a note from Mum, and Bars are still closed. There’s only so many times you can jump off a bridge with a rubber band around your ankles.
    Would productivity in any other industry be important?
    UN-be-lievable.
    Let’s all go on holiday.

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    • I think it’s a stuupid idea!
      The only ones with holidays left are the public servants and they will be going on holidays, just like before. Just not overseas!
      How many workers have cashed up their holidays to survive!
      There’s one public holiday they could transfer in February, they could transfer, it’s a wasted now!

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      • Exactly Sooty, just like I said to the GM yesterday, who’s going to be handing out annual leave holidays in the winter after a two month holiday?
        I think Queenstown will be one of the main barometers as to how domestic tourism is faring.
        Don’t hold your breath cindy.

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    • It is an election bribe, pure and simple. Nothing to do with helping the tourism industry.

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        • Yes, the thousand people a day signing on for jobseeker will be delighted by a four day weekend in honour of the tourism industry.
          Nothing like a nice holiday when life is serving lemons, eh?
          And it will be a wonderful opportunity for the jobless to support people who have jobs for a change. //

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  32. Apparently there is another political poll out later this week. What result will this one produce, the same or more balanced toward the other side?

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  33. What’s the difference between a kind woman & an unkind woman?

    Whether the camera is switched on or not.

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  34. Given the way Ardern has responded to a few minor comments like her hair and Bridges comments on the budget it suggests the way to get to her is to make “off the cuff” sniping comments to get under her skin. It is clear she gets rattled really easily. Just keep doing it interspersed with factually based attacks on policy.

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    • That’s why why we need Judith to go toe to toe with the Comrade and call hher out!
      No man can, has to be a woman!

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  35. So they’re actually doing this

    National MPs doing the numbers to roll Simon Bridges as Newshub poll shows what Kiwis think of him
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/national-mps-doing-the-numbers-on-simon-bridges-as-newshub-poll-shows-what-kiwis-think-of-him.html

    National MPs have told Newshub the numbers are being done to roll Simon Bridges, with one of them – David Bennett – even putting it in writing, telling a constituent “we’re working on it”.

    Another MP told Newshub there will be a vote of no confidence at next Tuesday’s National Party caucus meeting, and new details from the Newshub-Reid Research Poll reveal the public’s verdict on Bridges is just as damning.

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    • If they do this and Simon Bridges is rolled, we’ll all hear the shouting from the rooftops – “National is in disarray, unstable, why would anyone vote for them this election?” I just wonder if he is such a bad leader why on earth would supporters of the coalition (and the media is coming across as being very supportive) want him to be gone? Surely someone that is so dreadful at their job would be an asset for the other side. IMHO if anyone in National is doing this they are just dumb. Rant over.

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      • There is no way National and Bridges would be polling so low if it was not for traitorous National MPs talking to the media.

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        • Surely Collins would not be that stupid. I used to be keen on her. However, she played a major part in the firearm confiscation and also wearing the headscarf.

          If she is planning a coup then she must feel if National loses which is likely then she would have a lot of competition. She might have done better than Simon if she was chosen a couple of years ago. However, if she rolls him now it will harm National especially if Simon resigns straight away. She would then never be PM.

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        • Judith will get more votes for ACT due ti her very strong support for the firearm confiscation.

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          • Are you sure it is Judith? Looks more likely it’s Todd Muller unless there are multiple bids for leadership.

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            • No not sure it is Judith. She is smart and knows is she is leader and loses she will not get another chance.

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    • While do not think the poll was truly representative of voting intentions, if the MPs are doing the numbers it suggests internal polling is not looking good.

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    • One way of getting back in the headlines after being drowned out by the she tart.

      My god they are quoting Bolger and Boag. Shit are they that hard up for sources of info.
      These two alone will fuck the National Party.

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  36. Newshub-Reid Research Poll: Nearly 60 percent of Kiwis back Government extending wage subsidy
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/newshub-reid-research-poll-nearly-60-percent-of-kiwis-back-government-extending-wage-subsidy.html

    And the public has given them licence to spend with a majority backing an extension of the wage subsidy. The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll shows the public wants an extension; 59.3 percent thought the Government should extend the wage subsidy beyond three months, 28.4 percent said ‘no they shouldn’t’ and 12.3 percent didn’t know.

    “The wage subsidy now will continue to help the likes of tourism, hospitality, and retail in particular,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

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    • When Kiwis vote for the government to give them free money, you know that they’ve lost the plot.

      It’s human nature to put off the hard stuff and let it get worse. Eventually, the situation gets out of control and you really get punished. Kicking the can down the road is the easy thing to do.

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    • I would support extending the wage subsidy for the tourism industry IF it was targeted at industries that normally get a lot of Aussie tourist in the winter and we had a firm plan to introduce the trans Tasman bubble.

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  37. One of the things Muldoon cemented into NZ politics was the electorate’s focus on party leaders. The voters wanted the razz o matazz of Yank party politics & the leader’s role changed from CEO to Presidential.

    Instance Labour’s Clark, Moore & Lange along with National’s Key & Muldoon. Each had a hard to define quality best labelled “charisma”. Anderton had it while Rowling didn’t.

    This is why it doesn’t matter if National’s hardcore know-alls hurl Teddy out of the playpen & down the hallway. Mueller & Bridges are charisma free zones. Presently only Mitchell & the shockingly risky Collins have the goods.

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  38. Bloody hell. The cops have shot another person dead. Is it just me, or are the majority of firearms killings in this country carried out by the police?

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  39. So the cops “advanced” on an armed man “in distress” and then shot him. Wow, unless he was an immediate threat to others surely there is a kinder way to deal with him. What would Cindy say about that?

    Man shot dead by police in Taranaki

    A man has died after being shot by police near Brixton, near Waitara in Taranaki this afternoon.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/man-shot-dead-police-in-taranaki

    According to police, around 3:40pm, they received a call regarding a man in his 50s in distress who had left a Brixton property in a vehicle and was believed to be in possession of a gun.

    Police then located the stationary vehicle on Mamaku Road, off State Highway 3, around 4:10pm.

    Police say when officers advanced on the vehicle, the occupant, who was known to police, presented a gun at them.

    The man was then shot by police.

    First aid was immediately administered, however the man died at the scene a short time later.

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  40. Why are all these old PM’s poking their noses in. Will Todd Muller be appointing Greta next?

    The National Party caucus may have had a sleepless night after Monday’s catastrophic polling, but former Prime Minister Jim Bolger believes he has a solution.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-pm-jim-bolger-backs-todd-muller-next-national-leader

    “He has a different range of skills, but they’re going to be the totally relevant skills going forward.”

    Bolger said that Muller led the National caucus position on climate change and worked with James Shaw to get a unanimous vote across Parliament for the Zero Carbon Bill.

    “Todd has the ability to work well with all across the line, he’s not that partisan position. He will work with others to achieve the right goal,” Bolger told RNZ.

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  41. It’s funny. That latest poll has a lot of people up in arms.
    Red, blue, red, blue. Doesn’t matter shit!
    Both will take you behind the bike shed and do things to you without any lube. They are beholden to their masters after all. Masters we know little of.
    The strings are pulled at international level. It doesn’t matter shit which colour is in charge at any given time in piss ass little NZ. Whoever is in charge worldwide are playing a different game. Whoever is in charge in NZ, plays by their rules. They sure don’t answer to you and I, that is self evident.

    IMF, World Bank, UN, the WHO, Bilderbergers, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Rosicrucians, G7 or 9 or whatever they are now, Trilateral Commission, throw Gates in there, Soros too, Illuminati, the Cabal, Freemasons, Satanists and Pedophiles, the list goes on and on and is all intertwining. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch but can’t be bothered to refresh right now.

    Who is in charge of our lives?
    It ain’t labour or national! Be assured.

    Meanwhile, a poll comes out to keep the sheeple entertained in NZ.
    I realise this a “political” blog, but there’s more at play than politics. This will bear out as it unfolds further.

    We will keep hoping for the great awakening. When consciousness moves a step forward.

    Some have waited and kept quiet for decades, watching. It is those that will be ready. The rest are fodder.

    Like some others on this blog, I do not hold much hope for us as a going concern.

    “Could be, the human race is run……..”

    Onwards to enslavement as an automaton!

    But don’t worry too much, it’s still some years away I’m sure. There’s one hell of a lot to happen yet. If you think this Wuhu flu has got things exciting, just you wait and see.

    You ain’t seen nothing yet…..

    🙉🙈🙊

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    • Nothing suspicious here either.

      Air Force space wing commander dies at Peterson Air Force Base

      The Air Force has opened an investigation into Falzarano’s death but initial indications show he likely died of natural causes, officials said in a statement. Falzarano, 47, was not believed to have contracted the coronavirus, the officials said.

      As the leader of the 21st Space Wing, Falzarano was also the senior commander for Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs and the nearby Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The wing and the two installations are critical to space-based operations, which he led for the Air Force since July 2019 and for the Space Force since December.

      https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force/air-force-space-wing-commander-dies-at-peterson-air-force-base-1.629647

      and…

      Space Force launches robotic X-37B space plane on new mystery mission

      While the X-37B’s exact purpose is a secret, Space Force officials have revealed that the craft is packing numerous experiments on this trip to test out different systems in space. Some of those experiments include a small satellite called FalconSat-8, two NASA payloads designed to study the effects of radiation on different materials as well as seeds to grow food, and a power-beaming experiment using microwave energy.

      ( Note: Press escape as soon as the page opens to get behind paywall)
      https://www.space.com/x-37b-space-plane-space-force-otv-6-launch-success.html

      and..
      China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in his apartment in Herzliya

      Chinese Ambassador Du Wei, was found dead in his apartment in Herzliya on Sunday morning. He was 58 years old.

      Although the cause of death has not yet been revealed, sources say the ambassador suffered a cardiac arrest overnight and was found dead in his bed by his assistant.
      On Friday he posted a message via the Chinese Embassy’s website, rejecting claims by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of a coronavirus cover-up.

      https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkgDVvC5L

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  42. NASA Scientists Might Have Found a Parallel Universe ‘Next to Ours’ After an Antarctica Experiment

    In a report by the Daily Star, a cosmic ray detection experiment conducted by several NASA scientists found particles that might be from outside our own universe.

    The group of experts was working with NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA). They used a giant balloon to haul the device high above Antarctica, where there is cold, dry air, which provides the excellent condition to use it as there is little to no radio noise that could distort its findings.

    ANITA is an instrument that detects ultra-high energy cosmic-ray neutrinos.

    These high-energy particles are a million times more powerful than anything we can create here on Earth, and these neutrinos have become a great interest to astrophysicists as they are the only ones that can reach Earth unattenuated

    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/249697/20200518/nasa-scientists-might-have-found-a-parallel-universe-next-to-ours-after-an-antarctica-experiment.htm

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