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  1. In a week where the media focus has been on Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the Labour Party attracts perverts.

    “Jack 5, recently i was at St Luke’s shopping mall and I saw a Muslim lady dressed in traditional apparel accompanied by her two beautiful young daughters dressed in modern western tight jeans and blouses , revealing lovely supple body proportions , including small but ample breasts ”

    “MW, what sized undergarments do you wear?”

    And, of course, we’re still waiting for a meaningful outcome from the inquiry into the alleged sexual predator in Jacinda’s ministerial office. But it doesn’t look like anyone will lose their job over it. How unsurprising.

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  2. The vast majority of covid cases have no symptoms at all. Your chart is about the freakishly rare few who show symptoms.

    Most of the deaths attributed to covid are from existing flu strains. Only a tiny fraction were ever tested to confirm covid.

    Covid hysterics are bad and stupid people. Treat them with the disgust and contempt they worked so hard to earn.

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    • I don’t like the context-free use of the word “deaths” that the media use in reports of the Wuhan flu. At the very least they should break the figure down into healthy vs. unhealthy (fat, hypertesive, diabebtic, etc.) and young (up to retirement age) vs. old (retired).
      That would at lease be more less misleading (to the unintelligent).
      On the other hand, anyone with half a brain will apply the critical thinking skills taught to them in school (aka “common sense” for you old people) and search for charts of death by age and death by comorbidity, which tell a completely different picture to that painted by the superficial catch-all “deaths.”

      Why do the media do this?
      – Laziness?
      – Partnership with government?
      – They are under the control of the ____________ (insert conspiracy of choice)
      – It suits the narrative of the owners of the media which is ____________ (insert conspiracy of choice)

      How would you like the deaths from Wuhan flu to be reported?

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        • Honesty is becoming a rare commodity in these days of rule-by-narrative.

          I think that the advent of social media is making it far easier for like-minded people to march in step. There are good and bad aspects to this.
          On one hand, intelligent, inquiring people use the Internet to research information and draw their own conclusions.
          On the other hand, the sheep can now coordinate with one another or receive orders from their leaders, so the “herd mentality” effect is amplified enormously.

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      • …..”At the very least they should break the figure”……

        Good point. For instance, every day the Herald has at least one news item on Covid 19. At the bottom of article we are treated to the up to the moment score from the Min of Health. Eg:

        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12346829

        We are given the number of active cases, those in quarantine, the total cases to date, the tally of those recovered, the number in hospital & an up to the minute death score but no breakdown on ages or existing health.

        Probably just an oversight……but could it be that the lack of detail keeps the readers fearful & coming back to check the situation?

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        • nasska,

          “… the lack of detail keeps the readers fearful…”

          So, there is ultility in the lack of detail after all. It serves a purpose if the purpose is to maintain fear.

          Through fear, you control.

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      • Won’t they need her to do Ghislanes autopsy to make sure their is a correct result for Jureuselam?

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  3. Privatisation and Competition – everyone’s a winner.

    Remember when it cost as much to ring someone in another major centre as a six pack of beer or a packet of 20 cigarettes? You would need a good number of miles on your life odometer and a good memory, but that was true back before the Telecoms industry in New Zealand was privatised and opened to competition. Heck a phone call between the major cities (Toll Call) for 1 to 180 seconds was even more expensive than a gallon of Petrol once. (A gallon was 4.5 litres).

    The Telecom’s market in New Zealand is a good example of the benefits of private enterprise and competition. Picking up the phone to ring someone once meant a minimum three minute charge, even if you just spoke to someone else telling you to call again later. With the massive cost and the minimum charge there was a big obstacle to picking up the phone. Thus, the phone network was massively underutilised.

    What changed to allow calling prices to free fall to where an individual call can cost nothing but a monthly subscription fee? Two reasons – competition and private business understanding of opportunity cost.

    The Government had built the network and it had wisely been built with plenty of capacity. Technical improvements increased that capacity further in the 80’s and 90’s. But the three minute minimum, and pricing of Toll calls as a luxury remained, until privatisation.

    A radio station cant sell yesterday’s radio time to advertisers, if no adverts play at any given time, the time is gone and the opportunity lost. It is the same for the phone network. It costs little more to have the network running at 70% of capacity as it does to have it running at 5% capacity. The cost of the call is made up almost entirely with the cost of building and maintaining the network. The real cost of each call is in printing the line on your bill, the other costs are almost all there whether the call is made or not.

    Privatised in the beginning of the 1990’s, and starting to face competition in the Toll market, Telecom NZ realised the opportunity cost and the first cut the three minute minimum to one minute. Then as Clear Communications drove price reductions with their competition in the toll market, prices for each call just kept dropping – and Telecom NZ made more money.

    Yes, they made more money. They got more from 50 calls being made for 60 cents a time than they did from 5 calls being made at $3.00 per time. Add in the ability to talk for longer without crippling cost and the revenues accelerated at the same time as price was in rapid decline. Gradually the cost of a phone call became of little significance and New Zealand business was freed to do business in a more connected and efficient manner. Everyone really was the winner, including those at home keeping in touch with friends and relatives out of town.

    Younger people would find it hard believe you had to go to The Post Office and wait weeks and sometimes months for your phone line to be turned on – and you could choose between 1 or 2 phone handsets, even in business. Speaker phones were just something we saw in the movies or on US TV before the New Zealand Government surrender of their monopoly. You have to have this cell phone, no we don’t have smart phones in New Zealand. Hand over a few months pay if you want one and join the waiting list.

    Nationalisation of Industry, yeah that worked well didn’t it. ‘More Government – Wrong Answer’ stickers and many more available at http://www.NoEyeDeer.nz

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    • Gosh!
      Let’s apply the same principle and have a flat tax. The more you earn, the more tax you pay, but at the same rate as everyone else. Sounds fair to me.
      The State would save costs in administration and collect more revenue, I am sure.

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      • Gidday Odakyu-sen,
        I like the contribution you make to YSB. On the Flat Tax, yes I think it would be better, as we know a small percentage of people pay the lions share of income tax, you see various figures but somewhere around 10% of taxpayers pay around 85-90% of the income tax collected. Certain people still call for more to be paid by the few and try to call that fairness.

        In my opinion Government are hopeless at business, and my example above paints just one true case. Business requires calculated risk and adding value – the public service does not reward risk taking and is more about butt covering and zealous rule enforcement. Government will never be good at business.

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      • Flat tax yes.Must include everything including welfare
        So much more transparent, but that’s why we will never see it

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  4. Nostradamus, man that story has been circulating since Adam was in short pants,I’m trying remember who it involved on KB but it was some loathsome little prick wasn’t it?

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      • Has he had a DCM yet?
        He used to be the biggest obstacle to flowing debate
        Now it’s the moderator.

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        • He has had a few but he keeps on popping back. I have no problem with robust intelligent debate but he is tiresome and stupid to boot.

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    • He’s back on KB as SB2 after getting a suspension “for the duration of the lockdown”.

      To date his major accomplishment in life has been to get a blog named after him. “You Stupid Boy” was the phrase used by our host to taunt the wanker.

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  5. I see Helen Clark has scored a cushy number reviewing the WHO’s response to the wuflu. Hopefully she’ll be so busy bludging off them she won’t have time to stick her nose into everything that doesn’t concern her over here. Apparently Tedros was going to give the job to his good mate Mugabe but he’s busy pushing up daisies and hopefully getting tortured in hell at the moment.

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    • Would you look at that, Helun Clark been given a job at the WaHuOffice investigating the flue.
      Are they thinking that if they give her a job then our mad queen will not defund the who?
      Just don’t bring it home with you and make sure you quarantine, to save the rest of us.
      Personally I don’t think the flue would live on that host!

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    • So now NZ and Liberia are equivalents

      So Helen Clark’s integrity is at least equal to that of a President of a failed African banana Republic.

      How did we fall so low?

      Clearly the Chinese Trust Helen Clark to go along with the “Nothing to see here” whitewash report that they want their bio weapons outfit (WHO) to issue to give China some plausible deniability.

      And of course there’ll be some nice $$$ for HC.

      Shameful and a national embarrassment (again)

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      • D P ,And as always with these lefties there is a co-leadership setup ,so there’s two of the horrible bastards licking at the UN trough again.
        Saw hagulla on TV this morning did she always have a hose like the bulb on an icebreaking destroyer or is that growing with every lie she tells or every $100.000 she slurps out of the NZ taxpayer pool ?

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  6. Is anyone in the public service doing their job properly? When numbers aren’t kept by the COL.

    Ministry of Health unaware intellectually disabled people had died in its care, Chief Ombudsman report reveals
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/ministry-of-health-unaware-intellectually-disabled-people-had-died-in-its-care-chief-ombudsman-report-reveals.html

    The Ministry of Health has such “abysmal” record keeping it was unaware intellectually disabled people in its care had died, according to The Chief Ombudsman.

    Around 6000 New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities are in residential care paid for by the Ministry of Health.

    “We looked at two and a half years [of deaths]. There were 108 deaths of people with intellectual disabilities and in a lot of those cases the record keeping was so deficient we didn’t know what had happened,” Boshier said on Friday.

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    • Is anyone at MoH admitting the flu-vax roll-out is an annual debacle yet? – or are we going to be subjected to the same ‘non-debacle’ next year (and the ones after) as well?

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  7. Uplifting story of living your dream despite huge obstacles.

    A Tauranga man has overcome “years of blood, sweat and not quite tears” to continue sailing more than a decade on from an incident that left him with a life-changing disability.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tauranga-man-overcomes-years-blood-sweat-and-tears-continue-sailing-after-life-changing-disability?auto=6170334117001

    “Sun on the face, wind in the hair, saltwater in the lungs… Chuck [the fishing line] out there and if you catch a fish, it’s a bonus but quality time with good people out on the water – you just can’t beat it, mate,” Mr Dinneen added.

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  8. Contemptible hua

    Former Scout leader James Morris sexually abused children for 40 years
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119405282/former-scout-leaders-litany-of-sexual-abuse-spans-four-decades

    The former Scout leader James Morris has caused untold damage to the children he sexually abused over a period of 40 years.

    Morris, also known as Ian Charles Phipps, is now waiting to receive his fourth jail sentence and this time it could be forever.

    Stuff can now reveal that Morris has a string of convictions for child sexual abuse and was sentenced to preventive detention in 1997.

    The sentence would have required Morris to prove he was no longer a threat to boys before being released from prison. But Morris appealed and the sentence was replaced with a jail sentence of six years.

    When Morris was released, he went on to re-offend.

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    • Three strikes missed him hu? Morris should have been ;locked up for good, however the lie br party like that sort of thing so guess he was helpful at their youth weekend.

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    • If Mr Bolt is right, that says nothing commendable about China.

      The ongoing matter on the Chinese India border suggests China will keep up steady pressure and in a variety of ways, to achieve objectives, perhaps water in this case. NZ needs to remain alert.

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    • How long before someone adds “All lives matter” in small letters in one corner of it, and then is charged with a “hate crime.”

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  9. Do you think that Whinestone has been organising a medical out if the election doesn’t go his way?

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    • NZF are having a meeting in Whangarei on Sunday. According to the brochure and signs Winston, tosser and some bloke called Wilson who is standing in Whangarei are going to be there making speeches. The Herald today says he won’t be appearing in public until the campaign launch next weekend. Looks like Winston has lied to his audience already, how unsurprising.

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      • They have handed a $26M bribe over to Whangarei. My enthusiasm for funding a Recreation Centre at Ruakaka as a Taxpayer is not even luke tepid. The other projects on the Whangarei list are not inducing me to vote for the NZF party either.

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        • Hi Pete, haven’t heard of that but the way REDG the Ruakaka economic development group suck up to Jones nothing would surprise me. The current rec centre out there is perfectly adequate and well run.

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  10. Boag spreading her medling far and wide.

    Michelle Boag sent ‘four unsolicited emails’ with COVID-19 patient details to MP Michael Woodhouse
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/michelle-boag-sent-four-unsolicited-emails-with-patient-details-to-michael-woodhouse.html

    Boag sent a statement shortly after Woodhouse’s revelation resigning her membership from the National Party, admitting the last few days have “underscored for me the unhealthy relationship I have developed with politics”.

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    • How would Boag get her hands on patient details? I thought this information was confidential?
      (We need a good journalist to start asking questions.)

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      • You are a bit slow there.
        She was emailed directly by the MOH to her private email address (probably has more than one)
        She is the Hilary of NZ, Private emails n all !!

        She was acting CEO of the Helicopter rescue Trust and any official email should have gone there, in any event.
        There is some culpability back to MOH.
        However Boag went rogue.

        PS. How would a ‘journalist’ help.
        They just lie.
        They are too busy making up ‘Orange Man bad’ stories and deifying pricks like Obama and Ashley ‘Ernst’ Blofeld.
        It is a post truth world. Get on board.

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  11. There are some very low IQ politicians in the US. The Mayor of NY, De Blasio tops the list.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/city-crumbles-violence-soars-mayor-de-blasio-helps-paint-black-lives-matter-front-trump-tower-ny-city-video/

    ” Fascinatingly ineffective, first of its kind strategy in progress by Mayor DeBlasio: At the same time, he is both asking the President for a $7.4 BILLION bailout while also trolling the President by painting this mural in front of Trump Tower in NYC. “

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  12. Although of little relevance to New Zealand, the heavy rains and flooding in western Japan continue.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jMOS_0UCP4

    Here’s what you probably won’t see in the English-language media.
    This is video of the moment that water pressure forces up a 2-ton cover from a storage tank, up through the road surface and under a passing van. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9I_8wtnLHs
    Video of the aftermath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT_OA6O6K-I
    Text translation: “Incident occured July 8 around 6:40 a.m. The 2-ton ferro-concrete cover of a storage tank buried under the road was forced up by the water pressure. Of the 3 occu[ants of the vehicle, 1 was injured.”

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    • We had heavy rains and flooding in Auckland 2 days go – but it is called ‘drought’ ..for official manipulation purposes.

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      • They need to stop banging on about a bloody drought in Auckland. I’ve tipped out 240mm since beginning of June.

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    • I read somewhere that there’s been 36 days of constant rain in the Three Gorges area of China & it has me worried.

      The last recorded time rain fell for forty days & forty nights the highest mountains were covered 15 cubits & all earth-based life perished. They wrote a book about it & a few major religions were invented based on the crap.

      I don’t think the Earth could survive another four thousand years of new faith based reasons to kill, maim & control each other.

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  13. We think the RMA is bad in NZ (and it is !) but Australia has similar issues. Watched Andrew Bolt talking with Ian Plimmer (Aussie geologist and climate sceptic) last night. They were talking about how hard it is for mining companies to make progress and quoted a couple of examples. Gina Rheinhart and her company had to get 4900 permits approved to go ahead with their Roy’s Hill project in WA and in Queensland one company spent 13 years ! getting approval to expand an existing mining project.

    You have to admire the tenacity of these people to keep going and just as importantly to keep investing in Australia. There are plenty of more investor friendly countries around the world who would welcome their investment activities —especially now with the economic down turn we will see in the next couple of years.

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    • Ross12 ,thats where the Chinese have it over the West ,if they want to build something there is zero paperwork for officials it just gets done and the work starts immediately.
      Unfortunately a lot of the work fails,even the three gorges dam is causing great concern at this moment ,cracks have appeared and its shape has changed way more than was ever expected.
      All its gonna take is one huge landslide and the resulting tsunami will take it out,there are several subsidences up stream that are extremely concerning caused by record rainfall ,the worst in 7 decades.

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    • Those scumbag Aussies, Woolworthless, that own the countdown (with an O) mob tied up NZ owned Foodstuffs for 20 years with that crap here as Foodstuffs tried to build a Pak n Save in Wairau Rd, North Shore.

      These laws are used as blunt instruments.
      Remember it was Notional that passed the RMA with that dickhead Soimon Upton just before they gave the country leaky buildings.

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  14. A Day in history.

    10 July 1967.
    New Zealand converted from pounds shillings and pence to decimal currency.
    This was managed by Robert Muldoon.
    This was very well run and very successful.
    Australia had done so the year before.
    This led to greater things for Muldoon and 8 years later he became PM.

    In 2020 could you imagine any clown in Ardern’s coalition of failures managing to perform the task of converting the currency?
    They can’t even plant trees or build houses.
    They can’t even run a Census or get the flu vaccine out .
    The only thing they can do is pay out bribes and even then get poor results as seen with Shame’s $3 Billion slush fund.

    And people still like to criticise Muldoon who build NZ’s last decent ‘green renewable’ hydro Dam!!

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  15. Casting minds back to 20 )October 2017 ( courtesy of another blog )

    “And heres the confidential concessions the Greens get. Opps they managed to leak that ahead of time. Not a good start!

    Significant climate action with a shift to a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050 (specific focuses will be on transport, energy and primary industries).
    The establishment of an independent climate commission.
    Support for a shift in farming to more sustainable land use.
    Overhaul of the welfare system, removing “excessive sanctions” and a review of Working for Families.
    Increase to conservation budget.
    New water quality measures.
    Free counselling for under-25s and access to mental health services and support for everyone.
    Special needs education access.
    Progress to end gender pay gap in public service.
    A reduction in number of students living in hardship.
    Increase in funding for drug and alcohol addictions services and a referendum on the personal use of cannabis by the 2020 election.”

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    • Support for a shift in farming to more sustainable land use.
      …what, planting pine trees on arable land.

      Free counselling for under-25s and access to mental health services and support for everyone.
      ..yeah well with the last 3 years that one is understandable!

      Special needs education access.
      …that still has not helped Kelvin or Twitford.

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  16. And…
    “So Winston has been able to bend Labour over further than National and has decided to support Labour as a coalition partner in the new government.
    New Cabinet is likely to be made up of 14 (or 16 – its a moving number) Labour Ministers and 4 NZ First Ministers.

    Labours targets for teh next 100 days are :

    * Make the first year of tertiary education or training fees free and increase student allowances and living cost loans by $50 a week from January 1, 2018
    * Pass the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill
    * Ban overseas speculators from buying existing residential properties
    * Stop the sell-off of state houses
    * Legislate to pass the Families Package, including the Winter Fuel Payment, Best Start and increases to Paid Parental Leave, to take effect from 1 July 2018. The families package replaces National’s April 1 tax cuts.
    * Introduce legislation to set a child poverty reduction target
    * Resume contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund
    * Set up a ministerial inquiry on mental health
    * Hold a Clean Waterways Summit of all key stakeholders
    * Increase the minimum wage to $16.50/hour, to take effect April 1, 2018, and introduce legislation new industrial relations legislation

    So lets see what happens. o far we have already seen a fall in the NZD which if it lasts will see the cost of petrol go up which wil have an immediate negative impact on the poor. Just waiting to see how the share market reacts.

    And where are the greens. No where to be seen thats where. They have ended up in a supply and confidence agreement with 3 ministers outside cabinet. To be confirmed they seem to be Climate Change, Child Poverty and maybe waterways.”

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  17. And yours, mine and every other working, taxpaying Kiwi’s hard earned dollars
    pays for these pricks. Remind me, why are they in government ?

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    • They need to be supplied with more liquor. Keep them well lubricated and they are less likely to wander off.

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      • But seriously, someone with a major alcohol problem isn’t going to get by on 4 beers a day. This is the example Chippy gave of what they can get under the Hotels’ host responsibility rules. They can’t force them into rehab FS. And what happens when you need your P? You’ve just come through customs, so are looking to score ASAP.

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        • Thanks Saggy. I’d missed that.

          As a fully paid up but twenty year dry alkie I should probably shut up but of what business is it of the government to detain people & dictate the volume of a legal product? Are they allowed cigarettes & if so how many? Are condoms rationed to two a week & none during Lent? Is there a maximum fat content in their rations? How many hours TV watching is permitted?

          It is advisable to isolate them for the greater good but not to have our nanny government run their lives for them.

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  18. Another cheerleader for oh glorious one. Question: She arrived in NZ on Wednesday. How is this possible? Is she an NZ citizen?
    Whose paying for her quarantine?

    “US pathologist credits NZ leadership for ‘gold standard’ response”

    A leading United States pathology expert says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is showing President Donald Trump how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Dr. Judy Melinek is calling for New Zealand’s Covid-19 response to be the standard by which all other countries are measured, adding that her home country should be taking notes.
    The New York Times best-selling author arrived in Auckland on Wednesday and is currently in managed isolation at the Sudima Hotel.

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  19. David Seymour on Magic Radio (now) asked if those “wandering off from quarantine have been profiled? as he reckons those disappearing will not be average citizens” meaning they are dodgy and will have come into contact with the police before”

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    • These are not “average citizens.”
      Average citizens DO NOT wander off from quarantine and hop over multiple 1.82-meter-high fences with ease.

      Ankle-bracelet them!

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  20. ……. white city employees in Seattle were exclusively forced to attend Marxist re-education training in a course entitled, “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.”
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    The sessions were meant to reinterpret traditional American concepts like “individualism,” “intellectualism,” and “objectivity,” as examples of white people’s “internalized racial superiority.”
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    During the training, all white employees were instructed that they should be comfortable with losing their jobs as a way of “undoing” their whiteness.

    https://disrn.com/news/city-of-seattle-forced-white-employees-to-attend-racial-marxist-re-education-seminars

    That is by the short & curlies and a good squeeze, “be comfortable with losing their jobs”

    Would they be even more comfortable, when undoing my whiteness I stop paying taxes? stop paying rates?
    Why have all these government bureaucracies etc. that demand and extort money.
    When all the “whiteness” is undone, then NO money can be extorted & demanded, so they can whistle, waiataa, dance etc. for nothing.

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    • Non-white city employees should go on strike to show solidarity with their white co-workers.

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  21. Shane Jones stops putting up billboards in Kerikeri after council admits error in allowing it
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/shane-jones-stops-putting-up-billboards-in-kerikeri-after-council-admits-error-in-allowing-it.html

    National MP Matt King, the current MP for Northland, accused his New Zealand First opponent earlier this week of putting up “illegal” election advertising in Kerikeri.

    King argued the ‘Jones for Jobs’ billboards broke the Electoral Commission’s rules that election hoardings cannot be put up until July 18.

    The Electoral Commission had a different take, explaining how it’s fine for hoardings to be up before July 18 if the local council allows it.

    He told Newshub King had “nothing better” to campaign on.

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  22. Twenty-nine arrests, including senior Mongrel Mob member, after multiple drug raids in Waikato

    Twenty-nine people have been arrested, including a senior Waikato Mongrel Mob member, after a three-month police investigation resulted in 20 search warrants being executed this week.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/twenty-nine-arrests-including-senior-mongrel-mob-member-after-multiple-drug-raids-in-waikato

    Operation Kingsville was carried out in Waikato, Auckland and Bay of Plenty, and resulted in four methamphetamine labs being closed down, police said.

    Property, vehicles, jewellery and cash valued at over $1 million has been siezed, as well as loaded guns, meth and $200,000 cash.

    Those arrested face charges including participating in an organised crime group, money laundering and the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine.

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    • (Not a downticker)

      I’m vaguely hoping the Greens will lose a lot of their suburban voters with this policy; once those voters realise that it will hit them in the pocket. It won’t cure the dumb and greedy (Green) voters but a lot of the Green voters will be “accidental millionaires” due to property valuations.

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      • Agree Colinxy. The Greens have quite strong support in Central Wellington where they have high property values and many/ most work for Government with high salaries. If they have rental properties investments as well then they will get big hit in the hip pocket.
        I presume superannuation accounts are also counted in the total.

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  23. So it’s now “name and shame” Covid quantine escapees? What happened to all those “privacy” issues the southland MP was sacked for? 😏

    Man charged with escaping Hamilton Covid-19 hotel to buy alcohol named, denied bail

    A man charged with leaving his Covid-19 isolation hotel in Hamilton to buy booze has been refused bail and will be kept in a Corrections isolation facility.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/man-charged-escaping-hamilton-covid-19-hotel-buy-alcohol-held-in-corrections-facility

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    • Obviously he was determined not to become part of “the team of 5 million”. Take that Cindy. 😂👏

      Hamilton COVID-19 managed isolation absconder charged
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/hamilton-covid-19-absconder-charged.html

      The second charge is of intentionally damaging a 52-inch television belonging to the Distinction Hotel.

      On Friday afternoon Minister of Health Chris Hipkins confirmed McVicar had climbed down a fire escape and cut through the fence ties to escape around 6:30pm on Thursday.

      He reportedly entered a liquor store in Te Rapa Road and bought a four-pack of Leffe Blonde and a bottle of pinot noir.

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    • People will only be “named and shamed” when it matches the narrative of “members of the oppressor class do bad things.”
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      • Didn’t buy a trolley load as he was gunna go back for more later!
        Drink all his duty free already.

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    • Editor,
      An all-or-nothing response is not typical of questionnaires. They usually go for a 5-stage response, ranging from “1” for “Not at all,” to “5” for “Completely.”

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        • It’s very, very important to know who the fence-sitters are. These are the people that you have the most chance of winning over to your side, so you want to know their demographic profile.

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            • You can’t analyze your “fence sitters” unless you have their demographic data. For example, if a significant proportion of the “fence sitters” are women aged 30 to 40, living in urban areas of New Zealand, then you have a nugget of information you can work with.
              The second problem with surveys is that respondents tell you what they think you want to hear.
              The third problem is that the data captured is only a snap-shot in time and can grow stale very quickly (especially for volatile topics).
              Anyway, I suspect the YSB denizens (loveable bunch of people that we are) are a highly biased sample that are in no way representative of the NZ population at large (and thank God for that!).

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            • It proves that YSBrs have their eyes wide open when it comes to our lazy brainwashed moronic Media, every one of them is a Trump hater ,EVERY ONE OF THEM ,prove me wrong ??

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          • Fence sitters O-sen? Most of them have blatantly claimed their demarcation line behind Cindy and the COL.

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            • Okaaaaay!
              I’ll re-word my post.

              For example, if a significant proportion of the respondents who select “Cindy is todally amazeballs!” are women aged 30 to 40, living in urban areas of New Zealand, then you have a nugget of information you can work with.

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              • But how do you know that your respondents are urban ‘women aged 30 to 40″ when they are probably 70 YO males with a strange fetish living in the arse end of Murapara?

                Snap polls that anyone can take part in will never reliably provide that sort of refined info.

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              • Okay, okay. I just don’t trust anyone to tell the truth these days so reserve the right to change my mind. 🙂

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    • Didn’t snaggletooth just pull in half a mill for some working group just the other day!
      Must have got paid more than sullen just about dead cullen for his tax effort.
      But then you wouldn’t want her too close to cindy, it would just show how bloody useless cindy is! Common sense dosen’t rub off, you know!

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  24. Be very afraid. This will be on Cindy’s and the Greens agenda if they win in September.

    “Interrupting internalised racial superiority and whiteness”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBQX5Z-j-I
    Tucker: City of Seattle tells white employees to work on undoing their whiteness

    White employees were informed that their so-called ‘white’ qualities were offensive and unacceptable.

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    • We live in strange times.

      It’s as if the Marxist U-boat has finally surfaced in the Democrat-controlled cities in America and is brandishing its deck gun.

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      • And the other hidden marxists, flashing lights through their portholes, to guide the U boat in on target, whilst believing they will be able to get on a life boat (gated with $$$$), to be picked up later, and so then to rightfully and heroically take the helm.

        Revolutionaries eat their own, and it seems they get caught up in the crossfire.
        Trump only needs to keep on blasting as it would seem they are fish in a barrel. 🙂

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    • I thought putting on blackface was naughty? How else are we supposed to undo our whiteness? It is so confusing

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  25. Coronavirus: At least 139 jobs lost as Auckland’s Sofitel hotel goes into liquidation
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/07/coronavirus-at-least-139-jobs-lost-as-auckland-s-sofitel-hotel-goes-into-liquidation.html

    The Viaduct Quays Hotel, the company operating the hotel, went into liquidation on Monday morning after struggling with the financial impact of COVID-19.

    He said all employees have been fully paid and the liquidators have been advised that the liquidation should not result in loss to third-party creditors.

    The hotel featured So Spa, Lava Dining, Sabrage Bar and 21 Viaduct Cafe and had won numerous awards including World Luxury Hotel Award’s New Zealand Luxury Hotel of the Year in 2019.

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    • Some consortium will buy up the Sofitel, gut it, and dress the carcass up as student accomodation.
      Student accomodation!
      Sounds like a winner to me…. !

      (Oh!)
      …Wait a minute…!

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      • Nah Cindy and co will buy it for the taxpayer. Then they will use it as corporate accomodation for the wankers who support the cup races.

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        • Wishful thinking. In the interests of equality they’re more likely to end up as Winz run emergency housing.

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          • Yer, buy it and put all the public servants in there on their akl trips. One star should be adequate!

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  26. The News media are leading with a question to Todd Muller did you lie to us , even though I am not a Todd Muller fan the hypoc’risy of the media is beyond belief and when can point to taking Jacinda Ardern to task on the lies she spews daily. Corrupt arseholes.

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    • As David Seymour said, Todd Muller needs the confidence to stand his ground and stop swaying to the opinion of the mob.

      I agree. Is Todd must taking advice from his snowflake teenage children!!

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  27. Many disgusting pedos……not getting away with it.
    Looks like the police around the world are doing their jobs …….finally.

    French ‘paedophile’ faces death by firing squad in Indonesia ‘for molesting 300 children and beating those who refused to have sex with him’

    Police said they arrested pensioner Francois Abello Camille, 65, last month at a hotel in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, where they discovered two underaged girls in his room.

    Camille faces death by firing squad or life in prison if convicted on the raft of charges – including accusations he filmed the illicit encounters – under Indonesia’s child protection laws.

    Investigators say they found videos on Camille’s laptop computer that showed him performing illegal sex acts on hundreds of children aged between 10 and 17.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8506877/French-paedophile-faces-death-firing-squad-Indonesia-molesting-300-children.html

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      • Gee, that’s a lot of vaccines Bill has to concoct.
        So what if an LGBTQ gets all the strains and ends up S,V,L,G,GH,GR and O+?
        Throw in a couple of STD’s, and we got us a convoy.

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          • Don’t hold your breath for an effective vaccine for this mutation-happy virus. It will be like trying to find a vaccine for the common cold.
            There are a lot of scary stories going around, but who knows what the truth is. The attraction of “fear” as a means of control is too much of a temptation to authoritarians.

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            • Odakyu-sen, isn’t there a vaccine for the common cold? Ardern and her monkeys just repeatedly F—Ks up the distribution of it .

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  28. Excuses being prepared for the failure of Ardern? 😏

    Opinion: Jacinda Ardern needs the Greens to get re-elected

    Political Analyst Bryce Edwards says the Greens have become Labour’s Mini-Me and are suffering in the polls as a result. That could cost Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern her job.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/opinion-jacinda-ardern-needs-greens-get-re-elected

    The Green Party of Aotearoa-New Zealand could go from helping Jacinda Ardern run the country, to being turfed out of Parliament altogether in ten weeks. And that could see the end of Labour in government.

    Without them, Labour would likely have to do what no party has done since the introduction of the current MMP electoral system – gain an outright majority of seats.

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    • “The Green Party of Aotearoa-New Zealand”

      Remember students, “Aotearoa” in a name signifies “progressive and woke.”

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    • I can only hope it happens like that. It would be amusing if National got less votes than Labour (almost a given at this point in time) but along with ACT are able to form the next government. Leftards were overwhelmingly happy with that scenario in 2017 with National but the howls of outrage will be deafening if it worked against them.

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  29. Protect our borders.
    Will these deadly diseases miraculously disappear after the US election?

    ‘Unknown pneumonia’ spiking in Kazakhstan deadlier than COVID-19 – reports
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/07/unknown-pneumonia-spiking-in-kazakhstan-deadlier-than-covid-19-reports.html

    Cases of the illness are currently spiking in several provinces, local media reports.

    On Friday the embassy in Kazakhstan, which borders China, issued a warning to Chinese citizens saying “the fatality rate of the disease is much higher than COVID-19”.

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  30. you say
    Protect our borders

    so far Little Chippy scores a D minus on that count.
    Remark:- Could do better.
    A lot better.

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  31. Time to step up Cindy. Which of your incompetent ministers will dig you out of this one?

    Thousands predicted to leave Southland after Tiwai Point smelter closure
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/thousands-predicted-to-leave-southland-after-tiwai-point-smelter-closure.html

    Around 1000 workers will be made redundant, but the Southland Chamber of Commerce is estimating up to 8000 people could be affected and leave the region.

    “On top of that, we’ve got a number of skilled labourers and the partners of the Tiwai workers that embedded in business that are going to have to move, because they’ve got to take their family somewhere else,” spokesperson Neil McAra said.

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    • Great bit of scare mongering.

      Meanwhile just up the road there is 100.000 cherry tess being planted,

      Orchard Managers needed.
      Last conversation I had suggessted $120k . Better than being a skilled worker i.e. one who had lived of the aluminium cheque for years.

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    • Waikatogirl,might be some cheap housing available down there ,It’s one of the only places in the country where you warm yourself up in the winter by climbing into your freezer.

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  32. ‘Unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than coronavirus sweeping Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy warns

    The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly “unknown pneumonia” after the former Soviet republic reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June.

    “The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus,” the embassy said in a warning to Chinese citizens in the country.

    While the Chinese embassy described the illness as an “unknown pneumonia”, Kazakhstani officials and media have only said it is pneumonia.

    It was not clear why the Chinese embassy had described the illness as “unknown” or what information it had about the pneumonia.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12347159&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&fbclid=IwAR2zxXrJn2DnRI3eIosAiRVcVblc9-gD9JIHJt1OdaTE4f51uZVX3UiU7fU

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  33. When will the clean up happen here?

    Romania Dismantles Third Human Trafficking Ring in Four Days

    Weeks after the US chided Romania over its lack of progress in fighting human trafficking, the authorities have dismantled three networks that sexually exploited minors, and have sent 15 people suspected of child trafficking and prostitution to court.

    The action came after the US Government’s 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report warned of Romania’s lack of progress in fighting human trafficking and human exploitation. It noted that the authorities had “investigated, prosecuted and convicted fewer traffickers” than last year, and rang alarm bells about the lack of proactive measures taken to prevent human trafficking or protect victims.

    https://balkaninsight.com/2020/07/03/romania-dismantles-third-human-trafficking-ring-in-four-days/

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  34. To all the flat earthers out there, if the world were flat, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.

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  35. Virus Unrest Turns Violent As Serbs Protest Being “Lied To For Political Ends”

    “However, they’re playing with our minds and with the truth,” Grncarski added. “When it suits them to do elections, there is no corona. They organized football matches and tennis matches, and because of that we have a situation where the hospitals are full.”

    “Citizens have been constantly deceived and lied to for political ends,” said Tena Prelec, a political expert on Southeast Europe at the University of Oxford.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/virus-unrest-turns-violent-serbs-protest-being-lied-political-ends

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