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    • Kea – I suspect ACT numbers this election will be significant and highly relevant if National/Act form a Govt.

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      • That’s what I’m hoping for.

        Imagine the media hysterics and fake news if the Ardern regime loses.

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      • Social media commentary (unreliable, one hopes) suggests a large number of National voters that hopped to ACT while National had weak leadership is now hopping back. It’s a strange beast when people pick the public persona of a party, rather than their policies.

        Even more strange is Brownlee’s comments about contesting for the party vote. It’s a surefire way to ensure National ends up on the quasi-opposition benches again.

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        • Your post yesterday about Brownlee’s comment, Pascal is right. National do not have a firm grip on MMP and how to “work” it. There are plenty of ways they can work within the rules to twist it to their advantage –it just takes a bit of creative thinking.
          With regard going back to National from ACT — social media trolls working on behalf of Labour is my guess. I’m a traditional National voter but my party vote will still go to ACT this time –mainly due to policy issues but also I think I’m helping National, in the long run, as well. My electorate vote will probably go the same way, but my electorate is fairly solid Labour.

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          • Excellent Ross12, that’s my thinking too. Blue voter all my life but Nat’s took their base for granted as their policies marched further and further left. The Nat’s really do need a rocket up them to break their arrogant belief they are the only political party worthy of our votes. David Seymour has more integrity in his little finger than the Nats have shown for the past few years. Judith is showing more balls than the men of the party have for many a year. Too many MP’s have been influenced by their 16 year old daughters?!

            Party vote Act ☑️
            Electorate vote National ☑️

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            • So that’s different to yesterday. two ticks ACT.
              Wish you girls would make up your mind. Be like Judith.
              Two ticks ACT still.

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              • My 2 ticks Act was in response to a suggestion Nikki Kaye and Amy Adams would take the leadership of the Nats so nothing to do with being an indecisive “girl” (thank you for that! 🙂) but I do reserve the right to change my mind once the election is here. We have a few weeks before the election so I might still vote 2 ticks Act, or probably party vote Act and electorate vote Nats. Whatever happens Act are getting my party vote. 👸
                ☑️ ☑️

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    • Yep someone else Boag-fingered. I like Nicky, and admire the way she fought back from illness. But she’s a bit of a bleeding heart, and this show needs to harden the F up.

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      • Kaye has worked for a longtime with collins to rstructure the ACTs that oversee body corporates and cross leasing properties. It was ready for Parliament when they went into opposition and Labour dumped it.
        doubt it will be becuase of collins.
        And I hope she doesn’t becuase that would gift the Green slime that seat.

        Looking at that destablization attempt on stuff you can see that they said Collins would announce her reshuffle Thursday when in fact she did that yesterday.

        Nasty shit.

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      • If Kaye quits think of the consequences.

        The Greens will get Cloe in there and that will give them their right to life. Their seat that gives them legitimancy.
        Who wants that?
        Kaye needs to sit down and have a cuppa, at least till after this election.

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          • National MP Nikki Kaye has confirmed she is quitting politics, saying her breast cancer fight has taught her that life can change in a moment. She says she told new leader Judith Collins of her decision yesterday.

            The NZ Herald reported exclusively this morning that Kaye is quitting and both the Herald and Newstalk ZB political teams say fellow senior MP Amy Adams will also follow her out the door, following Collins’ elevation to leadership.

            Kaye said in a statement: “While Judith made it clear to me that I would be part of her senior leadership team and education spokesperson, I am ready to retire. I believe Judith is absolutely the right leader for the party at this time and I will be supporting Judith and the party to win this election.

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        • Time for Stephen Joyce to re-evaluate and stand in Auckland Central. After all he was Key’s Mr Fixit man!!

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        • /DPF on Kiwiblog points out that Thick as a Brick is highly unlikely to win as Labours party vote was many times that of Green, I really hope the Gweens come 20/9/2020 are diluting their final Chardonnay with their tears.

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    • As I have said many times here on YSB, Nikki Kaye is the absolute embodiment of what has been the problem in National for almost a decade now.

      A centre-right party should have no truck with sociopathic left wingers like Kaye.

      Next we want the rest of the fucking loony left wets to fuck off too. Its very easy to identify them – David “Always Wrong” Farrar is a fanboi for them:
      – Nicola Willis (thinks Bill English was wrong to sell State Houses in areas where there was no demand)
      – Chris “weasel” Bishop (drives around in a Nissan Leaf FFS!)

      I’m sure there are others but a purge of all the Labour Lite Gunts, just enhances Judith’s mana and her chances of toppling the CoL.

      Just watch the real gutter politics from the Left now that their fifth columnists are being rooted out.

      Now they just need a non-left wing pollster to replace Curia and they can sweep to victory.

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      • DP – you are being unreasonably hard of DPF who provides an excellent blog site and stats from Curia, after all its his site and he has a right to an opinion and he allows opposing opinions to his own largely without hindrance so give him credit and perhaps compare Kiwiblog with the standard.

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        • Fruity Farrar is a left winger who has been a part of shifting Notional to the sycophantic wetness it has found itself drowning in.
          He is as left as any NZ Labour party voter in the 1970s.
          A couple of hollow words about freedom of expression or choice don’t make you a freedom fighter.

          If he was in the USA he would be a registered Demoncrat.
          He is fluffy white rice with all the substance that provides.
          He capitulated to a bit of pressure last year and made his blog ‘you can post it but it may not been seen for 6 hours and I have a rabid lefty as the main gatekeeper’ .

          Farrar is wrong more than he is correct in politics.
          He does not understand British, US, or Australian politics. (Wrong call every time in last few years)
          I doubt that he really understands NZ politics that well and simply traded off his years as a Notional party paid staffer. This mojo faded.
          He is a lefty fan of wrecker Bolger after working for him years ago.
          At best Farrar is a NINO.
          He could probably swim Cook Strait such is his immersion in wetness.

          He has severe TDS and taunts the red meat eaters who go on his site.
          He is more huff than Huffington Post. 🙂
          For those that down tick me, would you like some BBQ pork to go with the fluffy white rice ?

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        • freethinker – I’m sorry respected fellow YSBer – but I have to saw your inner snowflake is showing through. I don’t see how any of your comment relates to what I said – let me elaborate….

          I didn’t say he doesn’t provide an excellent blog.
          I didn’t say he doesn’t share useful info from Curia
          I didn’t say doesn’t have a right to an opinion
          I didn’t say he doesn’t allow different opinions to his own (although he is creeping in that direction)
          I didn’t say he doesn’t deserve any credit
          I said National don’t need a bleeding heart loony lefty (even if he likes to pretend he’s a right winger) driving their polling and reading the resulting tea leaves for them.

          I think using the Standard as a benchmark for anything at all is like saying “becoming a paraplegic is quite good compared to being blown apart by a hand grenade”. I just don’t see what value it adds to the very simple point I was making – which I will expand upon a bit to explain a point that I incorrectly assumed was patently obvious.

          National – especially under Key – became a party that shaped policy via focus group and polling (and not sadly through listening to their base and common sense)
          National have been excruciatingly in a state of denial about the seismic shift in political currents that drove Brexit, Trump, Salvini, Wilders, Le Pen – ie the rise of pride in one’s nation and rejection of globalism
          Trump is only a problem to extremist left wingers, China, cultural Marxists and the useful idiots that Marxists seek to indoctrinate
          DPF exhibits extreme TDS
          DPF is a globalist
          DPF always personally picks obvious losers in the political context (he is an overt fan of Hilary, Biden, Macron, Rubio, Rory Stewart, Pete Buttgig)
          DPF is a europhile
          DPF supports bringing in refugees
          DPF is a gun-control fanboi
          DPF was wrong about Bridges, was in raptures about Nikki Kaye and Nicola Willis and all the closet Labour Lite accolytes in National
          In short, on every major political issue – DPF for the past 5 years has allowed his chardonnay socialism pandering to inform how he reads the tea leaves – and he is just about always wrong.

          Therefore – given my initial statements about the influence of polling and focus groups and that Curia (ie DPF) is the provider of that information – it seems obvious that Curia have had to have been a part of why National always took the wrong turn in the road since about 2015.

          It equally seems obvious that as political parties do need good quality polling to inform their strategic approach – that National need a better provider than the one that has helped them get it so wrong since 2015.

          On the other hand freethinker – if you are actually DPF then I totally understand your comment.

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    • Gosh all the woke leaving, woo hoo. Perhaps its the start of a real centre right party, this will be the making of them, together with David Seymour and the Act party things are looking up for New Zealand Go Judith Collins bringing National back to their founding document.

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    • Move goldsmith to central Auckland and leave David in Epsom – waste having both of theM going head to head.

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  1. For fucks sake is the excuse for a Prime Minister trying to provoke anxiety and panic in NZ before our Elections in September to stay in Power.
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/15-07-2020/checkpoints-soldiers-door-to-door-testing-nzs-new-covid-outbreak-plan/
    Checkpoints and door to door testing to stop another outbreak, this from a Prime Minister that did a dance because she thought she had irradicated COVID-19.
    What’s changed or is this panic as Judith Collins sets out to destroy her credibility and prove Jacinda Ardern is all talk with no substance.

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    • Attempt to stop the election.
      No time for anything important just concentrating on how to lock us up again.

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      • But surely Ardern wants the election ASAP. My thinking is that things are only going to head South for her after wage subsidies come off. More time is greater chance for Covid to get in the community, and Judith to get her feet under the desk.

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        • Ardern wants to postpone then Election indefinitely!
          Appoint herself ‘Dear Leader’/’Lord Protector’ (whatever you want to call it) and get back to her daily propaganda meeting/fashion show with her bestie the ‘amazeballs’ Dr Bloomfield.
          She doesn’t care one jot about that pesky ‘Economy’ thingy…

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          • The communists need a broken economy and broken people to enact their evil ways.
            This was Ardoom’s chance to set the stage.
            Look at every society/economy that went communist in the 20th century.
            China – civil war/ Japanese invasion/WW2/ civil war > 1949.
            The south/central American countries that pursued that path and so on.

            3 months ago in 2020 the stage was set.
            In 2017 Notional were sleepwalking to victory.
            On Horses birthday that changed. They lost.
            In 2020 from 17 March Liebour were sleepwalking to victory.
            That has now changed.

            Let the games begin. First up, the javelin

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            • Lie bout did not win the election Wine stone gave it to them. Hope people remember that. She looks close to death by the Bobby Sands method .

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              • Muller did set a precedence, “for his heath’s sake” 🙂

                That could be called, leading by example. for at least 2 others. 🙂

                That would make a total of 3 leaders of political parties, would be given, “Fair enough, Go.”

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    • HC@0712

      The Marxist playbook being followed to the letter, with the only question being what took her so long?

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    • ……”Woke faction moving out for sure”……

      If only we were certain. I’ll wait until I’ve seen their replacements.

      In the case of Auckland Central, as others have pointed out, there are three options:

      1) Kaye stays.

      2) Her replacement is wetter than wet.

      3) The Greens get a permanent lifeline to parliament.

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      • Not sure why one would expect the Green to increase their vote that much? 9.73% isn’t that much of a platform.

        Candidate Valid Votes Share (%)
        KAYE, Nikki (NAT) 13,198 45.25
        WHITE, Helen Ione (LAB) 11,617 39.83
        ROCHE, Denise (GP) 2,838 9.73
        HAKA, Mika (TOP) 681 2.33
        EDWARDS, Frank (NZF) 578 1.98
        VAN VELDEN, Brooke (ACT) 151 0.52
        JONES, Leslie (CF) 55 0.19
        GREENFIELD, Stephen (CNSP) 52 0.18
        Total Valid Votes 29,170 100
        Total Votes Cast 29,376 100.71

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    • Hasn’t Amy ‘Mopey Face’ Adams already retired from Politics about three times already?
      More comebacks than Joe Bugner…

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      • In 2014 on the Thursday before the election dopey Colon Craig was told by reporters that Rachel McGregor had resigned.
        Dopey Colon said then and there.. maybe she could un-resign.

        In the case of Adams it is clear she did not like and/or trust Bridges.
        So she resigned.
        Then she un-resigned.
        So this time what are the words?
        Did she un-un-resign; or Re-resign 🙂

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  2. More imperative than ever to Party vote ACT.

    At the risk of being bloody woke myself. here goes.

    MAGA

    Now that syays
    Make AOTEAROA Great Again.

    I know I know, but it works.
    Ed will have a melt down but shit we have to win somehow.

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      • Aotearoa is a made up word like most ‘Maori’ words.
        They had no concept of ‘ a country’
        It was a tribal-based land mass.

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        • I believe that the name “New Zealand” predates the synthesis of the term “Aotearoa.”

          The contemporary meaning of “Aotearoa” is “woke” or “progressive.”

          If a Maori organization’s name ends in “Aotearoa” it is likely separatist.
          If a non-Maori organization’s name ends in “Aotearoa” it is likely full of woke progressives who hate their own culture and have a penchant for popular soy or almond products. If female, they will have a BMI of 30+ and have aposematic hair (i.e., hair brightly colored as a warning signal). If male, they will have a blood serum testosterone level of well below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).

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    • Judith Collins should come out and say –“as far as I’m concerned the name of our country is New Zealand”. That would ruffle a few feathers.

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  3. Prome Minister Jacinda Ardern considering localised lockdowns. Admits initial trial, conducted on her front porch, was not successful.

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  4. Andrew Little says New Zealand won’t follow UK’s Huawei 5G ban
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/andrew-little-says-new-zealand-won-t-follow-uk-s-huawei-5g-ban.html

    Global Security analyst Dr Paul Buchanan believed it could be more to do with the wider diplomatic stoush over China’s handling of Covid-19 and Hong Kong’s democracy protests. He said New Zealand should be reconsidering its relationship too.

    “There are serious suspicions that they’re just not honest brokers, that they use their inclusion in world trade regimes to advantage themselves at the expense of others, and they simply don’t play by the same rules as everybody else.

    “So I think that New Zealand, because of its vulnerabilities, needs to reconsider its trade relationship with China because that will not go back to what it was before February.”

    But in a statement, the Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Andrew Little, said the Government would not rule out using future tech from Chinese telco Huawei.

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    • Economies being pressured, consume resources, effects people, creating stress, and fears, that can force other decisions.

      broke into the software running Israeli water pumps after their computer code had traveled around the world, passing through servers in the U.S. and Europe to hide its origins.
      According to the western official whose government was briefed on the attack, “the alleged Iranian cyberattack on the water plant could have triggered fail-safes that would have left tens of thousands of civilians and farms parched in the middle of a heatwave, as the pumping station shut down when the excess chemical was detected. In the worst-case scenario, hundreds of people would have been at risk of becoming ill.”

      https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3829111,00.html

      Would New Zealand be able to safe guard itself on this, and be able to counter, and have some “poison pill” abilty?

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    • Later there seemed to be a bit of a mix up at a port.

      caused transport chaos for days after crashing the facility’s computer system, a news report said on Tuesday.
      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/israel-cyberattack-caused-total-disarray-iran-port-report-200519163117789.html

      At least these 2 economies do not rely on each other.

      Then just how far do these soft ware systems can reach, then there is the actual hard ware, that one can never be sure is really clean.

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    • As usual angry arsehole is talking out of that orofice. China is now claiming that Vladivostock should become part of China – again. Doubt that Vladimir agrees. China has few friends – N Korea & Iran – perhaps – and is surrounding itself with powerful enemies. Check out Google and the 3 Gorges dam were satellite photos appear to show a slight bulge in the dam wall – concrete does not bend but if build was blocks its possible as is a photo shop job. Whatever, if that dam bursts some 800Kms of water cascading through the Industrial area of Wuhan through to Shanghai with some 400 Million people living in its path close to the Yangtse and the consequent loss of 25% of Chinas electricity generation would be more devastating than a war. Me thinks that Xi Jipings Sabre rattling is a sign of internal dissent – similar in Russia.

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      • Plugging into Iran’s oil, and looking like to get more political control.
        13 July 2020
        The partnership between the two countries was detailed in an 18-page document seen by the New York Times, and showed that China would expand its presence in Iran’s banking and telecommunications sectors as well as railways, ports and other projects.

        In exchange for this investment, Iran would supply Beijing with a heavily discounted supply of oil over the next 25 years, an Iranian official told the newspaper. …
        Belt and Road initiative in Africa and Asia have left those nations in major debt and duty-bound to the wishes of the Chinese government. ……
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        ……. details a deepening military relationship between China and Iran.

        https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-china-trade-military-agreement

        It would seem that China is for diversity, yeah nah, Tibet, Uighur’s, Hong Kong, Taiwan Unification, 🙂
        Ok try not having all its eggs in one basket, but then there is “divide & rule”,

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      • The Chinese would very much to reclaim the Vladivostok region (even though no-one really wanted it until around the 1860s).
        Japan really wants to get its northern islands back. (The Russians grabbed them at the close of WWII.) If Russia ever collapses, Japan will be in like a shot, although anything destructive enough to bring the Russians down will probably take Japan with it.

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      • I hope like holy heck you are right about the sabre-rattling being for domestic consumption.

        What I fear most is things getting to hard for Cindy and she invites her CCP backers to bring one ship in to Auckland harbour and one to Wellington and then we’d be a CCP colony. It would be a stink for Australia, but if the Democrats hold the US Presidency no one would lift a finger to do anything.

        Think that’s all too much of a conspiracy theory?

        All of us would have said the same a year ago if we’d been told we’d allow Cindy to put us all under house arrest while she trebled our debt all because of the common cold.

        But oh my goodness – what a much nicer world we’d live in if the CCP collapsed.

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    • Little angry is a commie, so he won’t be banning the Chinks from setting
      up their phone network here.

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    • Waikatogirl@0834

      So all Commies together then? Doesn’t surprise me in the least
      . No doubt Hagar will be loving it; more ‘power’ than he’s ever had in his life.

      Can’t see a book though..

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  5. A man starts a new job at the zoo and is given three tasks to start with.
    First is to clear the exotic fish pond of weeds. As he does this, a huge fish jumps out and bites him. To show the others who is boss he beats it to death with a spade.
    Realising his employer won’t be best pleased, he disposes of the fish by feeding it to the lions, since lions will eat anything.
    Moving on to the second job of clearing out the Chimp house, he is attacked by the chimps that pelt him with coconuts. He swipes at two chimps with a spade, killing them both.
    What can he do? Feed them to the lions, he says to himself, because lions eat anything. He hurls the corpses into the lion enclosure.
    He moves on to the last job, which is to collect honey from the South American Bees. As soon as he starts he is attacked by the bees. He grabs the spade and smashes the bees to a pulp. By now he knows what to do and throws them in with the lions.
    Later that day a new lion arrives at the zoo. He wanders up to another lion and says, “What’s the food like here?” The old lion says “Absolutely brilliant.
    Today we had fish and chimps with mushy bees.”

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  6. National Party in turmoil as Nikki Kaye and Amy Adams quit politics
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/more-national-upheaval-nikki-kaye-planning-quit-politics?auto=6171896476001

    She told leader Judith Collins she wants to leave yesterday, Ms Kaye says.

    “While Judith made it clear to me that I would be part of her senior leadership team and education spokesperson, I am ready to retire,” she says.

    “I believe Judith is absolutely the right leader for the Party at this time and I will be supporting Judith and the Party to win this election. New Zealand needs National.”

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    • Why can’t these politicians be more honest in situations like this? If she is ready to retire, which is fair enough, why did she take on the deputy leader role. Even a 5 year old can see the dishonesty in this. It is only a matter of words, I suppose, but a senior politician should be able to think through what they are saying.

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  7. Some of us have had good parents, and a good wider family, neighbours, and others not so fortunate.
    Then some fortunately picked up by the educational system and could work it out for themselves.

    However over the past half century the state has crept in, through academia initially claiming the wisdom, from Dr. Spock onward.
    Now it is not the fine tuning, a tweak here or there, and a bit of advice, but the total control, to have the full curriculum, that has basically thrown the baby out with the bath water.

    In his book, “Why Borders Matter”, the emeritus professor of the University of Kent at Canterbury said the age group sometimes referred to as the snowflake generation is the result of three to four generations of parents failing to transmit their values to their children through boundaries.
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    “Children develop by reacting against those lines, the boundaries that are set, and that is a very creative process to gain self-sufficiency and intellectual independence,” Furedi said, according to a Times report on Monday.
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    Growing up with this lack of boundaries, Professor Furedi said, has left young people “disorientated”, with nothing against which to measure their own values or others.
    As a result, millennial adults are now incapable of listening to the value judgements of others, leading to them lashing out and decrying claims of racism and hate, Prof Furedi said, particularly surrounding the transgender movement.
    .
    Without borders, they construct their own in the form of “safe spaces” where they can distance themselves from the opinions of people with whom they disagree.
    This fueled identity politics, Furedi said.
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    “The thing about identity politics is that every expression they use is actually a contradiction.
    They talk about diversity — that’s one of the key values of identity politics — but identity politics is totally hostile to a diversity of viewpoints.
    So if you argue a different narrative to what they are arguing that is seen as racist, as offensive, as hate,” the retired Kent academic said.
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    The failure to create borders and rules has also resulted in two other phenomena: a slowing of maturity and parents’ own “estrangement from adulthood” as they attempt to be their children’s friends.

    …….. September 2019 revealed that British millennials were the least happy out of all age groups, while another poll from August 2019 found that nine in ten Britons between the ages of 16 and 29 said that they felt their lives had no purpose or meaning.
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/07/14/parents-fail-impose-boundaries-spawned-infantilised-millennial-generation/

    To change the family concept to the state’s control, and to secure even more control.
    Then looking for more control, concern about suicide, setting up mental health systems, of future “window lickers” seems to be a very Russianized version of control.

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    • Why would the State want to create such miserable and unproductive citizens? If it is true that we are being “farmed” to pay taxes and create wealth for the elite (whoever they are), then logically, we should be kept happy and well-fed so that we can be as productive as possible.

      What farmer would want to create a generation of sickly livestock? It makes no sense.

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      • Good points Odakyu-sen
        But would the elite even understand farming, last century or this century.
        It is just in the supermarket.

        Another way to make those good citizens to be farmed, or rather into “soy boys”.

        ….. a teenage boy who was in one of probation’s juvenile halls when he was allegedly forced against his will, and without his parent’s knowledge, into an extremely unusual form of “treatment,” by various medical professionals who work inside probation’s youth facilities. ….
        …… the physician who examined him reportedly diagnosed him with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or ODD, then elected to prescribe an unusual form of medication, with the idea that it would make the boy less “aggressive.” …..
        …… the medication was Estradiol, which is a form of the female hormone estrogen that is most commonly used by women to help reduce symptoms of menopause. ……
        ….. one of the medical staff told him he could not in fact refuse. Javier’s probation officer was also standing nearby when the conversation took place, …….
        …. Fearful about giving staff any reason to criticize his behavior, Javier took the Estradiol, as he was instructed. ….

        https://witnessla.com/new-lawsuit-tells-of-16-yr-old-boy-allegedly-forced-by-probation-officials-to-take-estrogen-as-medication-to-control-his-behavior/

        It would only be a State power that can endorse the likes of Dr. Mengele, all in cahoots with a judiciary corrective system, like in times past.

        Some one else will get the contract to cater care & profit from the resultant “window lickers”.

        I think in many ways, even the States do not understand how money is made, just as they seem to believe it just can be puffed up with an “easing”, and in the mean time wish to keep control of the populace, and find angles to “empire build” for their income, sinecure, & tenure, as it is easy to believe to make everything sustainable, by a virtual signal.

        Are there versions of this in NZ?

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        • The “elites” might not understand the concept of farming, but the professional managers that they employ probably do. That’s what they are paid for.
          The key question is: “who sets the targets?” The elites or the managers they employ?

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    • Further to the London Police not going to do the job.

      imposing the new law is virtually inconceivable.

      “We’ll be driving round and round London looking for people who weren’t wearing masks, it’s absolutely absurd,” said Marsh.

      He pointed out that the burden would fall on shopkeepers to stop refusniks, although since they have no power to detain, individuals would just leave before police could arrive.
      https://summit.news/2020/07/14/chair-of-met-police-federation-says-it-will-be-impossible-to-enforce-mandatory-face-masks-in-shops/

      Will gangs fill the vacuum like in El Salvador? base ball bats? some decent guns.

      The gang members are mostly members of the Barrio 18 and MS-13 criminal organizations which are made up deportees from the United States. …..
      …. ‘People are not afraid of the police, but of the gang,’ he said…. …
      ….. reduction in killings, ….
      …. a matter of time before men from an offshoot of the Barrio 18 gang will return to collect extortion fees …..
      …. ‘Once the quarantine ends, they’ll have to pay what they owe,’ said a barber in the neighborhood, who asked to be identified only by his first name, Rafael. ‘I think that homicides are going to increase after the quarantine because the gang is not going to forgive the debt, and they are going to kill whoever does not pay.’ ….

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8204867/El-Salvador-gangs-patrol-streets-baseball-bats-ensure-people-stay-home-quarantine.html

      Our gangs are still in their infancy, but trying their hand, with police support; that is for the moment..

      Our government seems to be doing our paying off. 🙂
      How long will it last?
      Is that protection money too much?

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  8. Thursday flashback. Who can forget this self declared political genius 🤣

    “October 1st, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    RRM, you’re so smug and self satisfied and so damn wrapped up in your delusional little world you’ll never latch on to the simple fact that I am just the vanguard of a political movement that is going to wipe Progressives off the face of the earth. They’ll disappear like the Dodo birds did.

    I am spearheading a force that will grow from hundreds to thousands to millions and you will be gone.

    That is the way its going to happen and if you had half a clue you’d know that to be the truth.”

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  9. Now we know Nandor Steven Tanczos was really a sly one, being an oppressive racist.

    [Haile] Selassie was in fact an anti-black racist, citing alleged discrimination against the darker-skinned and most negroid Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia during his rule.
    Selassie himself was half Oromo and half Amharic, a lighter-skinned and more Caucasoid ethnic group.
    Black Lives Matter protesters argue that due to the existence of slavery during the early years of his rule, he was complicit in the oppression of darker-skinned peoples, despite the fact that Selassie himself abolished slavery in 1942.

    https://nationalfile.com/video-uk-black-rioters-tear-down-statue-of-african-icon-haile-selassie/

    Will Nandor be interviewed for his oppressive thoughts about pulling down his black Jesus incarnation’s statue in London?
    Has he cut his dread locks off, to pay homage to BLM now?

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    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A1ndor_T%C3%A1nczos

      ..The younger of two sons, Tánczos was born in King George Hospital, London, and lived in Ilford, Hackney, and Clayhall prior to the family’s emigration to New Zealand around Christmas 1973.

      Tánczos’s Hungarian-born father fled the year after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; his South African-born mother is Cape Coloured and has Khoi, Dutch, and German ancestry.[2]..

      …so an East Ender with some darkie blood and Hungarian (like Soros?)

      …Tánczos ended by noting that he had bought a watch for the first time when he entered Parliament and had since been chained to time as a prison rather than an ally.
      He then took it off and smashed it, saying, “When I look at the state of our rivers, our atmosphere and our communities, I don’t need a watch to know what time it is”.[8]
      In 2010, two years after he left politics, Tanczos cut off his dreadlocks as a part of a purification process following his departure from Parliament]…

      and final note
      ..Tánczos has an official exemption from wearing a bike safety-helmet, granted on religious grounds by the New Zealand Police….

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      • I didn’t realise being a pot smoking rope head local government money sponge was a religion.

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  10. If Chloe Swarbick was to be elected in Nicki Kayes seat by chance, would she automatically become the assistant leader on the nutless side of the greens?
    Ooh! I know someone who would be pissed!

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    • Swarbrick is quite nutty.

      When she stood for Mayor of Akl in 2016 she claimed to have a boyfriend – or let it be reported as such – and they had a ‘successful’ business together.
      Then a bit later she claimed she was poor and living on the smell of an oily rag.
      Then she hinted that she is a) a lesbian or b) bisexual or c) sexual orientation does not matter.
      Then maybe depression or other health issues.
      Confused.
      I suspect she is our own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

      I would like to think by now people have seen through her.

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  11. Judith Collins’ reshuffle: Todd Muller, Simon Bridges given senior roles on National’s frontbench
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/judith-collins-reshuffle-todd-muller-simon-bridges-given-senior-roles-on-national-frontbench.html

    Bridges is now ranked number four in on the National Party’s list holding the foreign affairs and justice portfolio, followed by Dr Shane Reti with the health portfolio – two Māori MPs in the top five.

    Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has shot up the rankings to number seven holding the infrastructure and transport portfolios and he will also become Shadow Leader of the House which had been held by Gerry Brownlee.

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  12. Cindy who “was far too busy” yesterday to acknowledge the rise of her nemisis Judith Collins to leader of the opposition, and mentioned she has not spent much time thinking about the upcoming election has today found time to say a fond farewell to Nikki Kaye who resigned this morning. 🤥🤥🤥

    11:50am – Jacinda Ardern has wished Nikki Kaye well.

    “While I won’t speculate on some of those electoral contests, today is the day that someone I know very well has chosen to resign and I just want to acknowledge her contribution to Parliament. She has been a very experienced member I have enjoyed working with and I wish her all the best.

    “Ultimately, someone with a lot of experience has retired today in Nikki and I do want to wish her all the best as someone I know personally.”

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  13. Aye aye ‘trouble at mill’ between Cindy and Winston. 😏

    Jacinda Ardern distances herself from Winston Peters’ call to save Tiwai Point smelter from closure
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/jacinda-ardern-distances-herself-from-winston-peters-call-to-save-tiwai-point-smelter-from-closure.html

    Jacinda Ardern has distanced herself from Winston Peters’ call to save Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter from closure, throwing cold water on the prospect of a bailout or subsidies.

    With around 2700 jobs on the line, Winston Peters believes the smelter should be bought-out by the Government – something he says he’s been advocating since 2011.

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    • I agree with Peters on this, except that the Government should say it will buy it out (it cannot be worth much given Rio Tinto want to close it down) but will immediately start looking for a buyer —so they buy just to keep it all going in the meantime.

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    • Did anyone notice the face she was pulling in the first second of that clip? What was that all about?

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  14. Yer, buy it out!
    Kiwi Smelter.
    Maybe we could get Twitford to run it aswell?
    Wonder if you can make alloy houses?

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    • It’s a bit of a non story-But still marginally more interesting than Baby Neve’s crayon drawings..
      Predictably the left are totally losing their shit over it…One comment suggesting the property should be ‘confiscated’ as the Key family are criminals Ha Ha…

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      • I hesitated to post the article about Max but the fact he has moved into Mt Albert was the interesting bit for me. I wish Max all the best and buying his first house is marginally more interesting that the crayon colour neve picked today. 🏡 😃

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        • Did you see that the real estate agents climbing all over them and they tipped of that newspaper to send around the scribler! Nasty!
          But well done Key family. Next time go incognito on site inspections, leave dad home as everyone will recognize him, get someone else to buy it for you!

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  15. Brilliant interview of Judith on Magic Radio now.

    She will not put up with any nonsense.

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  16. I was wondering the other day what had happened about the house that exploded from a gas leak last year. Hope they were well insured.

    WorkSafe has filed charges against two defendants following a massive gas explosion in Christchurch last year that destroyed a home.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/worksafe-files-charges-over-massive-christchurch-house-explosion-injured-five?auto=6061343114001

    The Northwood property was destroyed in July and 20 others were damaged in the explosion.

    Five people were badly injured.

    In a statement today, WorkSafe said charges were filed under the Gas Act.

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  17. So where is Gaylord?

    He must have been very very bad (again). Or maybe wised up and dumped the toxic pyscho, but will keep the lid on it until after the election. In return for a settlement.

    Though the media will spin it to make Ardern appear a selfless hero/victim.

    Even the police commissioner has not come out defending him, recently.

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  18. Whanganui man outraged Vodafone employee gave out mobile number to person who asked for it
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/whanganui-man-outraged-vodafone-employee-gave-out-mobile-number-to-person-who-asked-for-it.html

    The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims a person known to him went to the Vodafone store in Whanganui and asked a staff member for his new mobile number. The employee obliged and handed out the man’s contact information, a direct breach of his privacy rights.

    In screenshots provided to Newshub, a text from the individual dated May 22 reads: “Hi, [name] here, hope you don’t mind, Vodafone gave me your new number as they seriously don’t know what they’re doing.”

    “You have got to be kidding me, this is becoming a joke,” the man responded. “I’m interested who at Vodafone gave my number out [sic].”

    The man did not wish to comment on his relationship with the person, but acknowledged there had been a previous incident between the two.

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  19. Former leader Simon Bridges confident Judith Collins can give ‘underdog’ National ‘a path to victory
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-leader-simon-bridges-confident-judith-collins-can-give-underdog-national-path-victory-in-election?auto=6171971937001

    “With Judith Collins in the leader’s seat, I think we’re going to get a real contest.”

    Mr Bridges said he “didn’t ask for anything”, but was happy with what the party leadership had given him.

    He said he was “really looking forward to” the “great challenges” that the portfolios would bring.

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  20. What do you reckon as an election slogan for National?

    After Judith’s interview with Sean Plunket someone suggested:

    No Drugs, No Thugs, No Hugs

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    • Stiffy has a fetish with certain cafe’s and your under garments Maggy, he’s been deprived of something when he was a little boy !~

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    • Yes, but it seems that it’s mental images of rough boys rather little girls growing breasts that’s peaked his interest this time Maggy! 🙂

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      • I’ll bite. To get someone else to fight your battles takes a modicum of intelligence, a quality not found in abundance in the ME outside Israel.

        The thicko instanced above is collateral damage in a society where individuals don’t count & they live their lives according to the instructions of dead people. They learn by rote & prosper by obedience. It happens where ever the wretched Abrahamic religions have a death grip on the populace.

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        • The Abrahamic religions do differ.
          Christians believe that the son of their god died for their sake.
          Muslims believe that their sons died for the sake of their god.

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            • So I did!
              My apologies.

              Jews believe that the son of their god hasn’t shown up yet.

              Christians believe in the Trinity. Jews don’t.
              J. Robert Oppenheimer believed in Trinity, however.
              The rest, they say, is history.

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                • Religion can provide a map for people who are lost in the journey of life.
                  Most of us can figure life out for ourselves (more or less), but a lot of people can’t.

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  21. Is it still a drought? Stay out of the Coromandel it’s a mess.

    Coromandel residents urged to stay off roads as wild weather causes slips and flooding across the region
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/coromandel-residents-urged-stay-off-roads-wild-weather-causes-slips-and-flooding-across-region

    “The entire Coromandel is getting battered and everyone needs to heed the warnings, stay off the roads and sit this out until tomorrow,” Civil Defence controller Garry Towler said.

    “It is going to get worse before things improve and high tide will undoubtably bring more closures so let’s not put our contractors at further risk.”

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    • If only they could pipe all that water up to Auckland.
      They should simply take it from the Waikato at Tuakau. It’s going to waste anyway.

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      • Handy with their fists and lots of bravado when with their nasty mates. They beat the little Chinese fish n chip shop owner over nothing. Arseholes.

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        • Are the victims (of colonialism and systemic racism) doing ok?

          Did the racist police hassle them?

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  22. A piece crumbled off the top of a very high coastal cliff in Christchurch. It was way above the water. Fake news breathlessly reported it as Climate Change. The cliff was not under cut and it was clearly natural erosion, based on the exhibit of the photos.

    The level of media dishonesty constantly invites the reader to ignore their own eyes and echew all rational thought.

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    • I was reading your 10.13am earlier Kea. DaVinci well parodied him once as a punch drunk old boxer getting up off the canvas & looking to continue the fight two days after everyone had gone home.

      The punishment Baity took was unbelievable. 🙂

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      • He was actually a raging socialist given his undying support for Singapore. A country with a world leading social housing program.

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          • You might have been told off Kea by the rampant Reddy but poor ole Nasska and his family got abused !~

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            • Nasska tried so hard to sooth Reddy. He even put smiley faces on his comments, which Red frequently remarked on.

              I think Reddy was just too highly strung and emotional for the rough and tumble world of blog comments.

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              • I’d go along with that Kea. The blogatariat are harsh critics & Baity just couldn’t cut it. 🙂

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                • When he was on a sane day he actuallysaid some good stuff. The days however were often way apart aided by you scumbags giving him arseholes. (I can’t match his retoric about you lot. Always amusing till it got tiring. you progr++++++ etc.) ha ha.

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              • Is that why he went out and bought a muscle car (Mustang i think) or was it because he had a small dick..?

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  23. This clip is doing the rounds again.
    Awfully prescient, considering today’s political and social climate.

    3rd July 2015.
    Adam Hills Rant on the Last Leg
    Start at 55 seconds

    “How are the government dealing with the fact that they may not reach the legally-binding target of fewer than one in 10 children in poverty by 2020?” Hills asked, during a discussion on child poverty. “They’re going to try to scrap the target.” …more

    https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/adam-hills-lays-in-to-british-government-in-angry-rant-on-the-last-leg/

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    • The new McCarthyism. But this time the Reds are the McCarthyists.
      Ironic.
      Hunting “white supremacists” and their sympathizers is all the rage, it seems.

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  24. All I can say about Judith is that she is all class and all I can say about Simon Bridges is that he is all class as well. Well done, both of them!

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    • Well done for what? They are politicians. They are only concerned about themselves,
      and making sure the ass kissers and lower ranked minions in the party support them.
      Don’t expect anything different from National if they get back in. They are not beholden to
      New Zealand or New Zealanders. They are as corrupt and underhanded as Labour.
      They work for the UN and the corporate elite. You, me and everyone else are only pawns to them
      to further their globalist agenda.
      Why some people cannot see this is beyond me. Happy downticking.

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      • No one has down-ticked you..
        we can all see the bleeding obvious….

        you’ll have to wander off to some other blogs to find faithful followers or confused converts.

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      • “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.

        From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
        ― Alexis de Tocqueville

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  25. Would anyone here be so stupid as to let their partners ex be their nanny? Asking for a friend.

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  26. With Twitters big name blue check marks being hijacked and used to launder bitcoin, I’m sure Jack Dorkey is totally unaware that the information stolen from those accounts will soon be available to the world.
    Big names include Biden, Musk and Obama.

    Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/jgxd3d/twitter-insider-access-panel-account-hacks-biden-uber-bezos

    Even the Big German is sending out warnings.
    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1283587921442770944

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  27. I smell a huge financial collapse.
    Massive changes ahead.

    China Rocked By “Unprecedented” Surge In Bank Runs

    At first, it was an unthinkable taboo – after all with a banking system that’s twice as large as that of the US, the last thing Beijing wanted (or could afford) was doubts that the people’s trillions in savings were safe as the alternative was not just a collapse of the financial sector but a breach of China’s capital controls firewall as tens of millions scrambled to move their savings abroad, in the process obliterating the yuan.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/china-rocked-unprecedented-surge-bank-runs

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