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  1. The Lebanese security chief said “The explosion was caused by highly explosive materials ,not explosives” FFS this guy is a sitter for a top cabinet position in the 2021 labour government ,PM maybe….LIKE OUR PM HE’S A BORN F- – -KING LIAR.

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  2. Hezbollahs most successful ever IED, and of course blame those pesky Jews .
    By this time tomorrow it’ll be Trumps fault .
    They were “seized materials”, thats true Hezbollah had probably not paid the Iranians for the materials so they were seized by Iran.LOL .

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  3. Just what has the Minneapolis police legalized?
    Say it again, and they do, officially.

    “Minneapolis Police Tell Citizens It’s Now Somalia & Prepare To Get Killed”
    https://youtu.be/fu916vRm_80
    7 min. 27 secs. : •Aug 3, 2020 by Salty Cracker

    I do like his “disclaimer” as he reports on the mad goings on in the USA, still maintaining a desperate sense of humour.

    The government turns its “pockets” over and then expects each citizen to do the same,
    How many stages of this has New Zealanders been going down? 🙁

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  4. Why do we have early voting when we have no overseas travel. Also why don’t we have late voting as it no different to early voting. My preference is one day set in stone a bit like the Yanks.

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    • Agree 100% about the early voting -old style special votes only for those not fit enough to get to a polling booth and for those already overseas.

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      • Who thinks the election results will be delayed longer than normal this year to allow for all the overseas votes to get back here?

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        • But there are thousands, I say thousands still of kiwis still overseas.
          Should they have a vote of they are not here!

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    • “set in stone”
      To be an election day as the paper trail, can be short and succinct.

      Voter rolls to be kept up to date, and in part is the responsibility of the voter also.

      A paper trail instead of the computerized hack-able systems, that can hit the hard ware, and or soft ware systems.
      There seems to be many more reasons why others can become involved, with what seems little accountability. It seems to go to big tech systems, tech specialists, to unravel any hiccups or problems.

      The vote is private and in this day & age has increasing importance!

      Where Identity is proven and eligible voter is registered.
      That the citizen either did vote, or did not vote can be proven, as currently recorded in NZ.

      I am more than ok that each election place has scrutineers of parties that are on the ballot, to check that the systems are all run correctly, and to all votes being correctly counted.
      Laws apply to scrutineers, about any political pressure that they may be tempted by.

      If need be, a judicial re-count, as it should all be correct as basic factual ‘things’ can easily be seen & decided on, like voter errors, destroyed or ‘spoilt’ ballot,

      Early voting seems to be thin edge of the wedge.
      Other pressures can be exerted, like is it then a private vote?
      The reasons why become extended, and seems to be a way of taking away the importance of election day.

      Are there enough polling booths.
      Would the hours of starting and ending voting on the day help?
      The cost of election day is the price of democracy.

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  5. Unemployment rate will hit over 5 percent and continue rising – experts
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/08/unemployment-rate-will-hit-over-5-percent-and-continue-rising-experts.html

    Leading economists expect New Zealand’s official unemployment rate to land somewhere between 5 and 6 percent, and warn it will continue to rise.

    On Wednesday, Statistics New Zealand will announce the unemployment rate for the June 2020 quarter under its household labour force survey.

    The survey polls 15,000 to 16,000 households across the quarter and represents an overall average. The current official unemployment rate is 4.2 percent.

    “They’re going to provide partial information: they’re not going to tell the full story,” he said.

    The wage subsidy has kept a lot of jobs temporarily protected and that’s still rolling off. Although New Zealand came out of lockdown better than expected, we’re now in “wave two” of the COVID-19 crisis. The global outlook and prolonged closed borders will have an impact.

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  6. Just what a high unemployment area needs, another expensive rock sculpture.

    Taxpayer-funded $550k sculpture in Kerikeri labelled a waste by critics

    A little over half a million dollars of taxpayer money gifted to the Kerikeri community to build a sculpture has been labelled a waste of money by some.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/taxpayer-funded-550k-sculpture-in-kerikeri-labelled-waste-critics?auto=6177932073001

    The $550,000 grant is one of many shovel-ready projects that will be funded by the Provincial Growth Fund.

    “It’s a sculpture that’s trying to make people more aware about climate change,” its creator Chris Booth told 1 NEWS.

    However, not everyone in the local community is happy with its price tag.

    “There are so many other things that the money could be put towards,” one person said.

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    • Very sure I do not wish to pay tax to fund such a sculpture or any other sculpture. That is wasted money from this taxpayers perspective no matter how many worthy contractors are involved.

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      • Have a read of Mr Booth’s website.
        This is just the tip of the iceberg!
        He seems to travel round hoovering up wads of Taxpayer and Ratepayer cash for his ‘Artistic Activism’…

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          • It’s “art” Sooty, and artists are extra special NZ’ers to the ‘arty farty’ lefties. The instillation is a whole pile of rocks tied to a pole. 🙄

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    • Like paying people to dig a hole.
      Then another lot paid to put the dirt back into the hole
      Some would call that a successful economy. 🙁

      Haha, got it!
      Put up the statue and be paid.

      Pull down the statue, and get paid?
      Some one? is collecting the money here.
      So does the economy keep on winning?

      Some where there is oppression, indoctrination, supremacy and ideology, but there is a money flow, that ensures power & control. 🙁

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    • It’s amazing what passes for Climate Change symbolism (part of his defense for wasting tax payer’s money). If it was about “Climate Change”, wouldn’t a sculpture of being mooned at or a vacuum cleaner hoovering up money be more appropriate?

      If you’re a good con-artist with fixation on Disney, you could probably get tax-payer money to build a Mickey Mouse sculpture all under the pretense of “Climate Change”.

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  7. Judith Collins won’t implement ‘no mistakes rule’ for National MPs
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/nz-election-2020-judith-collins-won-t-implement-no-mistakes-rule-for-national-mps.html

    Judith Collins didn’t give National MP Jacqui Dean a dressing down after the party’s housing spokesperson falsely claimed the last Government built 30,000 state homes.

    Dean, who took on the portfolio in July after Collins rose to the party leadership, appeared on The AM Show last week, falsely claiming that the previous National Government built 30,000 state homes. National later said she had made a mistake.

    “She just got the numbers wrong. She is new in the housing portfolio, though she is very experienced in conservation and local government areas. She just had the number wrong in her head, even though she’d read it,” Collins said.

    “She rang me straight away and said she was deeply mortified and words to that effect. Everyone makes mistake. Obviously, that is a mistake and she won’t be making that mistake again.”

    “She hasn’t wasted the taxpayers’ money. She hasn’t promised big and then delivered nothing. She’s accepted she got it wrong and she was utterly mortified and, I tell you, everyone makes mistakes.”

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    • Jacqui Dean is still an idiot.
      And Notional’s track record on Local govt is appalling.

      They cancelled the Auckland Regional Council in 1991 when it was only 2 years old and this left Auckland with no central planning.
      This was deliberate vandalism and another of Jim Bolger’s destructive acts.
      They formed the awful Auckland Council in 2010 (because there was no central planning, duh) in a panicked act where no staff from any of the 7 merger councils were allowed to lose their jobs. Hide was the figurehead on that failure.

      They had appalling Local Govt Ministers incl appointing Tremain as minister when he was on his way out.
      They didn’t give a flying fig-loaf.

      In the 9 years from 2008 they locked in Labour/green Mayors to all the major cities.
      I’m not sure how Tenby Powell is going in TGA but that is after their time.
      They allowed nonsense with the National political Crime Boss Boag to split the right vote in the last 2 local govt elections in Auckland.

      Get out of here.

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      • Absolutely agree,Local government needs urgent attention.
        Local government is out of control.
        New spending and guaranteeing other spends as well.
        Rodney Hide got the “well-beings “ bullshit removed but no Council took any notice of that any way.
        The CoL reinstated them so the spend spend spend on social activities continues unabated.It is now being pushed by Central Government
        And ,in the same breath ,core business is deteriorating to third world status, (eg Auckland waters).
        In the mean time Cycle ways for non existent tourists are growing and theatre s / libraries that are shut because of Covid but the staff remain in place.
        Shovel ready equals shovelling tax and ratepayers money into many projects wanted by an entitled few.
        Local government has never had it so good, pity about ratepayers though.

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  8. Huh?
    A member of clan Saggy was yesterday referred by a GP to medical center (still general practice) to have a Covid test. We had to ring ahead to the medical center to let them know he was coming. Once there they sat him down with the regular patients in the waiting room, then took him into a nursing station where they took his blood pressure and temperature, all with no PPE. Then they kitted out in PPE, and took him outside to the car park to administer the Covid test.
    I don’t think the messaging is working.
    Anyway, as expected, got the all-clear text this morning. Test turnaround was very quick.

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    • Saggy

      I think you should send that story to the media –maybe Banksie on Magic Radio. You do not need to say where the medical centre is.

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    • As commented by waikatogirl last night about the mismanagement of not testing the bus drivers, and no regular set up for the security guards.
      https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-476/#comment-88580

      Two comments below that is the 18 minute video of “60 minutes” doco of the security system that brought disaster to Melbourne.
      Though no mention of gatherings like BLM though, and brush off answers from the Premier.

      Security about the CoVid quarantine is only as good as the weakest link!

      The problem as the “60 minute” is the money thrown around, with no accountability, and so many in the “pig trough” with fancy degrees that give themselves positions of power & control, way above their real “paygrade”.

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  9. New Poll

    https://hysp.co.nz/poll/are-we-being-lied-to/

    After seeing the DG of Health spouting off this morning warning us not to be complacent about the chance of community transmission of the Chinese Flu. I have no doubt that it is already here. Cindy doesn’t want to say so, as that would stuff up her election chances big time.

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    • Does seem strange for two people going flying to Sydney to test positive. It’s not as though they spent a fortnight in the sun somewhere. The Korean one I can believe airport transmission in stopover!
      Or are they getting it in Auckland airport!

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    • Yup I was listening to Bloomfield on Hosking this morning. We are being softened up for an announcement soon. I beleive they know we have it but are managing the message. The Sydney Positives are proof its in the community. I suspect they just dont know how much. And at one stage I wanted to get tested as i was exposed to a positive person. Now, I wont get tested. Fuck Jacindas’ Test shit. and her fucking App.

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    • Ashley Bloomfailed is a liar.

      I am still offering $50 for proof of any time he has told the truth in the last 4 months.
      Flu vaccines; medicine availability; testing regimes; border security; quarantine have all been materially misrepresented by Bloomfailed.
      His nose should stretch from Wellington to Dunedin by now.

      My fridge and freezers are now well stocked.
      You have been warned.

      His father was a decent bloke but the son is a disappointment.
      I think it really underscores how complacent and docile Kiwis are.

      I posted a few days ago late in the evening that the overseas results show that the ‘testing regime’ in NZ is a farce.
      Tv1 and Tv3 will still keep piping out the lies to ‘Gullible Central’

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  10. Let’s say the US goes with postal voting, and privatizes the postal service over to a giant like Amazon. How hard would it be for Amazon to design special ballot papers and envelopes that could be somehow “scanned” en-route to be counted. How hard would it be for the private postal company to “lose” or “re-direct” a small but significant fraction of the ballots.

    Enough to help achieve the desired result.

    Joseph Stalin said some version of “It’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes.”

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    • Would that change the phrase ‘going Postal’ to
      ‘Going Amazon’ ?

      With each State having their own voting system there is huge opportunity for ‘misdirection’

      Plus it is a massive crap shoot to be able to vote.
      The main voting is on a Tuesday and it varies state by state as to whether you get time off work (paid or not) to vote.
      https://www.replicon.com/blog/your-election-day-time-off-rights-a-state-by-state-guide/
      About 30 states allow time off work; therefore 20 do not. On a Tuesday.

      Plus the systems vary so you could stand in line for 4 hours to vote where the system and method is clunky.
      In the Northern States where is is very cold and often sub zero in November this can be a significant deterrent.

      Voter turnout in Presidential elections has been in the range of 50 to 55% in the last 40 years.

      The means of voting is very poor on average in the USA and I laugh at the pricks when they think they have the right to oversee other country’s election process when their own is bullshit.

      We have it pretty easy in NZ. The nearby school has a fund raising sausage sizzle and it takes longer to wait for the sausage than to cast a vote.

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    • It must be really bad since MSNBC is at least honest (unlike CNN) that they’re Leftards. through and through.

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  11. Police refuse to provide security at the Dems convention after democrat leaders ban police from using pepper spray to control mobs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDJxCgx7jjI
    Police departments backing out of DNC security agreements

    West Allis Police Department Chief Patrick Mitchell joins ‘Fox & Friends’ after backing out of a DNC security agreement over a ban on law enforcement’s use of chemical irritants during protests.

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  12. National won’t put taxes up, but it also won’t offer tax relief – Judith Collins
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/national-wont-put-up-taxes-if-elected-but-also-offer-tax-relief-judith-collins?auto=6178141568001

    Ms Collins referenced BusinessStart, the party’s newly announced policy to help aspiring entrepreneurs get their business up and running, and JobStart, a policy announced by former leader Todd Muller to help businesses to employ workers.

    She said there was also policy to help the tourism sector which has struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent border lockdowns.

    “Particularly not putting up taxes, that’s very important for us,” Ms Collins said.

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    • How many million would be saved if National got gack in this time, after all 300 working parties straight in to the bin! But labour party would miss out on all the tilthing from the sycophants!

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    • Damn lies and statistics…

      Apparently those unemployed who were not actively looking for a job during lockdown were not included in the above unemployed figures, hence the drop in the employment rate.

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    • New shub
      A bollocking barrage of bullshit and baloney

      I won’t read it but unemployment will be north of 9% in real terms soon and north of 12% by May 2021.

      Sadly one of the things the opaque Govt did in 2018 (absolute opposite of transparent) was cancel information flow.
      I had some long-standing links (bookmarks) to info that no longer worked.
      Eg Road accident stats.

      There was no 2018 Census – it was just a pretend farce like pretty much everything they babble about.
      The Covid stats and number are lies and largely anything in-between those events.

      The Govt are blocking numbers getting out, and using media filth as the second wave of obfuscation.

      There is no news in news ealand …just propaganda
      This is Year Five of the post-truth word.

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  13. Two new tunnels, highway under the city: National Party reveals Wellington transport vision
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/two-new-tunnels-highway-under-the-city-national-party-reveals-wellington-transport-vision.html

    The National Party’s transport vision for Wellington includes a second Mt Victoria Tunnel, a second Terrace Tunnel and an underground highway through the CBD to ease traffic congestion.

    But National would allocate an additional $3.9 billion to the Wellington region from its proposed $31 billion for transport nationwide. That would bring transport spending in the Wellington region over the next 20 years to at least $12 billion.

    The National Party wants to go ahead with the second Mt Victoria Tunnel, as well as the second Terrace Tunnel and the underground highway bypassing the CBD.

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  14. I’ve come up with a great idea, lets store 3000 tons of a highly volatile material next to the biggest port in the Country which is surrounded by tens of thousands of hi rise apartments and housing units ,FFS Hezbollahs political leaders must have been educated at the same facility as 3/4 of our politicians.
    This “material” was going to be used for terrorism and I’d say there is every chance someone has intentionally set it ablaze .

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  15. Can someone explain this?
    The Bully Hayes restaurant in Akaroa is going to change its name in October.This is despite 99% of feedback saying don’t change.

    The owner says he is going to appease the 1% that objected.
    I don’t get it.

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  16. This demonising of Hyroxychloroquine is going end up kicking big pharma and the media in the rear end. The sooner it happens the better.
    This article explains how Switzerland gave HQC to everyone as a prophylaxis (I think that is the correct way to interpret what they are saying) but when the BS Lancet article came out and WHO make yet another BS statement, they stopped. When the Lancet article was shown to be rubbish Switzerland started again –after about 2 -3 weeks. So researchers had a great opportunity to see what happened on a large scale “sample”. It showed HQC was having a major positive benefit.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2020/07/15/media-should-do-a-mea-culpa-as-french-analysis-offers-a-stunning-observation-about-hydroxychloroquine-use-n643181

    In my view if we are ever going to get our boarders open we are going to have to, at least initially, look at the use of HQC or something similar as part of the “deprogramming” (ie. removing the built up fear) to get things back to normal.
    Waiting for a vaccine is pointless, if they have not got a vaccine for any other coronavirus.

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  17. Paul Goldsmith rubbishes new unemployment figures, says rate drop ‘masked’ by wage subsidies
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/coronavirus-paul-goldsmith-rubbishes-new-unemployment-figures-says-rate-drop-masked-by-wage-subsidies.html

    The National Party’s finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith doubts “anybody believes” the unemployment rate has dropped to 4 percent because it’s “masked” by the wage subsidy scheme.

    The unemployment rate fell to 4 percent for the June 2020 quarter down from 4.2 percent in the previous one, quashing widespread expectations for a solid increase due to COVID-19.

    It’s a major contrast to the Treasury’s forecast for the unemployment rate to hit 8.3 percent in June. By comparison, Australia’s rate is 7.4 percent, while in the US it’s 11.1 percent.

    It also noted how there are still about 450,000 people on the wage subsidy extension currently due to expire at the end of the month, amounting to a sizeable 17 percent of the labour force, which “suggests further difficulties” ahead.

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    • How can anyone believe that when jobless figures don’t include those who have lost jobs but cannot claim benefits as their spouse/partner earns too much?

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    • Wasn’t the whole point of the wage subsidy to hide the unemployment figures? (Prop up those who were going to lose their jobs due to the CCP flu IOW).

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  18. Sixty-five jobs could go as Sanford announces closure of Tauranga fish processing plant
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/sanford-announces-closure-tauranga-fish-processing-plant-eyes-65-job-cuts

    The proposed decision was based on a number of factors, Sanford says, including the impact of Covid-19 and the buildings at the Tauranga plant not meeting new seismic strength requirements.

    The company says because of the pandemic it has been processing less fish caught by other companies, which has seen processing volumes for its North Island sites drop significantly.

    Volker Kuntzsch, chief executive says the intention is for some operations in Tauranga to continue.

    “We would continue to unload seafood at the Tauranga site under the proposed arrangements and we plan to retain a number of staff in that area.

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    • Well like we have had one only earthquake of any size in Tauranga since i came here in 1974. and that was centred at Edgecumbe.

      Idiots gone mad in the councils and govt.

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  19. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/122347796/election-2020-auditorgeneral-takes-provincial-growth-funds-fund-within-a-fund-to-task

    Now what? We all know it was a slush fund…a rort..theft of public money done with smoke and mirrors. Ardern knew it was and so did Peters and Jones. Next to no results apart from Jones fat guts and additional chins. 3 billion eh. Rope and a tall tree will be a suitable outcome for these 3, nothing less. Then there’s the SFO report to come.

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    • As touched on in my Minneapolis comment where the police say, that one must comply with robbers, criminals etc..
      https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-477/#comment-88608

      But this extending compliance to other dubious characters has been agreed by the NZ police,

      This occurred at numerous road blocks through out New Zealanders, where good citizens were slowed, detoured, halted and questioned about their name, identity, address, and reasons, so it would seem another law is allowed to be applied, with no responsibility, no accountability,

      That is a step to tyrannical, totalitarian dictatorship.
      It will be come a jostling and trade offs, to who exactly benefits from this controlling power, and the power plays are underway, to see who can harvest the loot.

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      • The roadblocks were an absolute disgrace and illegal.
        Weak, gutless cops assisting patched thugs and endorsed
        by a bitch who only cares if her ugly face is smeared all
        over gossip magazines. Fuck off you commie slag.
        And fuck off wanker, useless cops.

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    • wg, my above comment was supposed to dovetail in with Dr. Turley, but something changed. Still it does work in; as does this one… L-)

      Basically the NZ government does not trust NZ’ers, and is prepared to follow the communist line to full control, as they believe they can ride that tiger, without being clawed, bitten and chewed up.

      But the “kindness” of the CoL current government promises nothing, just as in Minneapolis, and other cities.

      https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-protests-looting-gun-store-south-philly-shot-dead-20200602.html

      The police are often many hours away, and their “rules of engagement” can add another night to a dangerous situation.
      Those restrictions and then the ok by police, so as not to have any “health & safety” issues, only emboldens criminals.
      Then the emptying of jails, soft judiciary will just at this stage keep building, with supposed minor incidents, but are major for the ones involved.

      If supposed good “civilisation” is supposed to be part of our security, and the government keeps removing parts of it, then the citizens will look for other recourse.

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      • Sorry Simpleton, I put Turley on because he is interesting but didn’t want to double-up with yours so I changed it to his latest. Here is the Minneapolis one where Trump tells the democrats leaders they won’t get taxpayer dollars to clean up the mess they encouraged with BLM protesters, and local lefties have complained the police have taken too long to arrive when they need them. 🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ–M_ai2HE
        Trump Lets FAR LEFT Minneapolis IMPLODE as WOKE Police Tell Citizens to OBEY CRIMINALS!!!

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        • No problem, waikatogirl as sort of the same topic of concern.
          “Dr. Turley” puts its well, and matches in with “Saltycracker”

          Now will our politicians get enough cut through like Trump?
          And then call it out, as it is, in your link.
          “suffer in your jocks”

          I thought a few years ago, that Bill English with finance, and the flow on effects into social welfare, and with Paula Bennett that though they catered for all, at the same time they were putting on the screws, for people to amend their ways & get their lives sorted, to live.

          When it hits now, it will be like Ruth Richardson’s budgets. caused by bailing out the BNZ, too big to be failed.

          Just like how the Greeks, took massive “hair cuts” in many ways, when it turned to custard for them, also with low productivity, but a great lifestyle for that moment, then Pensions cuts, bank rations, health rationed etc..

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          • My disillusionment with National following through on their promised policies is the same as yours. National continued to became more liberal supporting many more with their hand out for their living at the expense of the taxpayer. Ancient Roman and Greek democracies suffered from the same financial imbalance until their empires crumbled. History repeats.

            Party vote Act 2020 ☑️

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            • Quietly been Act as far back as the last century, except to National at the last election to get Bill English’s social development systems, that took so long to develop & finalize.
              Rodney Hide stuck his hand on the tar baby, Auckland, and it would seem no real support from National.

              Seymour has grown into the job, but never sure of how the others will develop.
              Some things I have to hold my nose on.
              He is supposed to be a NZ mp and weigh up what works best for the citizens in NZ.

              A party vote for ACT as they only need about 13000 votes to gain another seat, and it seems there may be a few more.

              The effect should add some “gingerish” thoughts to the National Party overall, win or lose, so a win/win of sorts.

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  20. This will piss off the lefties
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12353863
    Good comment from Rob Fyfe
    “It was clear to me when I was camped out down in Wellington … one of the weaknesses [of central government] is they are not agile, departments are territorial, and hold on to ideas long after the information has moved on.”

    Fyfe said the cohesion and nimbleness of the all-of-government response put in place to manage the response during the peak of the crisis had faded as the public service had since returned to something close to business as usual.

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  21. Judith Collins hits out at ‘weak’ Jacinda Ardern for ‘blaming backbench National MP’ for delays in vaping legislation
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/judith-collins-hits-out-at-weak-jacinda-ardern-for-blaming-backbench-national-mp-for-delays-in-vaping-legislation.html

    Speaking to The AM Show on Wednesday, Collins blasted Ardern’s claims as “nonsense”.

    “I mean for goodness sake, where’s the leadership? She’s got the numbers in Parliament to pass whatever she wants. She’s got New Zealand First, the Greens and her party – they’ve got the numbers – so why is she blaming National?” Collins argued.

    “She’s blaming our outgoing MP Nicky Wagner for holding up the Bill. For goodness sake, doesn’t she realise – Jacinda Ardern – that she’s the Prime Minister and she’s got the numbers? If she can’t control [her Government], is that my problem?”

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  22. Dirt bike rider arrested, accused of pointing loaded revolver at Auckland police after chase

    A man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at police in West Auckland today.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dirt-bike-rider-arrested-accused-pointing-loaded-revolver-auckland-police-after-chase

    The man, 28, had been on a dirt bike in Glen Eden at around 10.30am and didn’t stop despite a police chase, authorities say.

    When he stopped on Brunner Rd and police approached, he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the officers, police say.

    “Our staff have attempted to defuse the situation and the man has continued on foot, entering a nearby address on Brunner Road,” Waitematā District Commander Superintendent Naila Hassan says.

    The police officers at the scene “immediately proceeded to arm themselves” and more staff arrived in support shortly after, Ms Hassan says.

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  23. BREAKING NEWS…
    “The Warehouse will no longer sell coal as it doesn’t align with their company values.” ( secretly they don’t want to sell black coal..its racist )
    But they will still sell mass produced throw away shite from China.
    Fuck you Tindall.
    Another one added to the woke list.

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  24. Trump’s advisors believe the Lebanon explosion was a terrorist attack.

    Now I wonder who it could be, maybe those Amish again?

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  25. Here is another shot from the sea

    https://youtu.be/HEdzwHg_aEU

    The nation’s of the world should disarm Israel and push them back to the original borders. If the fake Jews don’t like it they can bugger off back to their homelands in Europe.

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  26. It maybe that the RTA has been amended tonight with the support of that fucking usless bunch of NZ First.
    NZ First just lost the votes of 274000 landlords when they supported the ‘Bash the Landlord’ bill in Parliament today.
    RTA amendment bill:
    – Removal of the 90-Day No (Stated) Cause Termination of a Periodic Tenancy. In cases of poor tenant behaviour, landlords would now be required to issue three separate notices within a 90-day period before engaging the Tenancy Tribunal. Unfairly, this is not the case for Kaianga Ora (Housing NZ) and social housing providers who will still be able to end a tenancy without having to give a reason.
    – Tenants will be able to make minor alterations to the property without prior consent
    – Expiring fixed term tenancies will automatically become Periodic Tenancy Agreements, unless both parties otherwise agreed. Tenant can unilaterally decide to stay – effectively, lifetime tenancies
    – The Tenancy Tribunal to have authority to impart higher financial penalties and grant anonymity to parties absolved of actions by the Tribunal
    – Rent increases limited to once every twelve months.
    – Landlord fines: Currently the Tenancy Tribunal can make awards up to $50,000 against a landlord. The threshold is doubled to $100,000 and those who operate larger numbers of tenancies will face larger fines
    – Assigning a property to another tenant: Landlords cannot unreasonably decline a request by tenants to assign a fixed-term tenancy.|
    – Tenants’ names can be removed from a Tenancy Tribunal decision.

    Also added today;

    Reform of New Zealand’s tenancy laws is progressing with further improvements included to protect victims of family violence being added to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2020.

    “At the Select Committee we heard people are concerned about the lack of protection for tenants who are victims of family violence,” says Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), Kris Faafoi.

    “This Government has a zero-tolerance approach to family violence. We have listened to submitters and added a provision which enables victims of family violence to end a tenancy with two days’ notice. This means that tenants who are experiencing family violence will be better able to leave tenancies quickly and seek safety.”

    To use this provision, tenants will need to provide supporting evidence of family violence with their notice. This might include a signed declaration by a women’s refuge worker or a Protection Order from the Family Court.

    “We’ve also added additional protections for landlords.

    “Where a tenant assaults a landlord, their family member or agent and the Police lay a charge in respect of the assault, the landlord can give 14 days’ notice to terminate the tenancy. If tenants think they were given notice unfairly, they can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to challenge the notice,” says Faafoi.

    When issuing such a notice, the landlord needs to provide evidence that the Police have laid a charge involving a physical assault.

    Where a tenant challenges this type of notice at the Tenancy Tribunal, the landlord will need to satisfy the Tribunal that the alleged assault occurred.

    This provision is in addition to an existing provision which allows landlords to apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to terminate a tenancy due to assault.

    Another change brings forward a new rule limiting rent increases to once every 12 months.

    From the day after Royal assent, any rent increase notice will need to comply with the 12-month rule.

    Rent increases can take effect from 26 September 2020. That is the end of the COVID-19 freeze on rent increases.

    “We know that a lot of New Zealanders, including tenants, are facing financial pressures due to COVID-19.

    “Tenants deserve to have security that their rent will remain the same for one full year at a time, and not face the insecurity of potentially being priced out of their home every six months.”

    The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill includes a provision in response to COVID-19 restrictions, which enabled the Tenancy Tribunal to hear cases by telephone or video conference, and to make decisions on cases conducted that way.

    “These provisions were due to expire on 26 September and will now continue for another six months. This will improve Tribunal flexibility and help to reduce waiting times.”

    The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill will now go to the Committee of the Whole House.

    “The Bill will improve security of tenure for tenants who are meeting their obligations, provide the Regulator (the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) with the necessary enforcement tools to support compliance, and enable tenants to make their properties safer and more liveable.”

    Some of the reforms being considered:

    Victims of family violence can end a tenancy with two days’ notice
    Landlords can terminate tenancies with 14 days’ notice if tenants assault them
    Timeframe brought forward for limiting rent increases to once every 12 months
    Extension of time Tenancy Tribunal can hear cases via phone/video conference

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    • Hopefully Labour has lost support of 274,000 Landlords. I have a rental, but fortunatly I have good, ( South African) tennants. They don’t cause trouble look after the place better than I did, have never missed a payment. However, many have fuckwits as tennats (mostly darkies) who just traet the place like a dunny. Hopefully the number of homeless increases dramatically as Landlords cash up and tell the tennants to fuck off.

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  27. Surprise!

    Government’s half-a-billion-dollar COVID-19 quarantine budget not enough despite charging scheme
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/government-s-half-a-billion-dollar-covid-19-quarantine-budget-not-enough-despite-charging-scheme.html

    The Government has so far covered the costs of accommodation, food, basic laundry and airport transfers with total funding of $499 million until the end of year, but forecasts now indicate more money will be required by October.

    A spokesperson confirmed to Newshub: “More funding will be needed and detailed modelling work is being done to anticipate future funding requirements.”

    The spokesperson said the managed isolation system is currently transitioning from the Ministry of Health and Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

    Work is underway to create a long-term operating model for the facilities, which will inform any future funding requests, the spokesperson said.

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    • Thanks Mikey Kikey, but first tell me where the following people, you rant and spit bile about, about touched you?

      Maori
      Blacks
      Browns
      Indians
      Chinese
      Islanders
      Arabs
      Muslims
      Non Jews generally

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      • There’s that anger again. Breath thru ya beak. In out in out in out..there thats better.
        Now, dont answer a question with a question, friend.
        Tell me where they violated you.

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  28. Tamahere says Maori party should be allowed into the TVNZ political debate despite not making the 3% mark.

    Māori Party pushing to get into TVNZ leaders debate
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/m-ori-party-pushing-get-into-tvnz-leaders-debate?auto=6178292193001

    It doesn’t qualify under TVNZ criteria, which includes passing a three per cent polling threshold or having the party’s leader in Parliament.

    But John Tamihere says there should be different rules applied to his party.

    TVNZ says it’s being fair and robust and there are no plans to revise the criteria at this stage.

    The first of the leaders debates is on August 25. Election night coverage on September 19 is followed by a morning of special election programming on the Sunday.

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  29. I see unemployment according to Slick Lying Willy is around 4%. Fuck, I am amazed. We have covid and our unemployment drops. Fucking Miracle.

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    • It’s a stone-age language with limited syllabary, much 
like thousands of others. It lacks nuance unless you use about ten adjectives to qualify a noun.

      A cultural tongue it may well be but it’s as much use as Shakespeare’s English in today’s high tech world. If it is deemed desirable on the marae it will look after itself. If not let it die a peaceful death.

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    • And just take a look at the idiot giving this
      business a hard time.
      Fucking scribble faced dickhead.

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  30. A language must live through its own vitality.
    Te Reo is kept on life support. Fed taxpayers’ money intravenously as its sole source of nourishment.

    Has Te Reo ever been used in real life to query an accounting error or to arrange the diagnosis and fixing of a car’s mechanical problem?

    No.
    I didn’t think so.

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    • Elitist garbage from those who “mock” a well-intentioned Turkish immigrant who consulted the appropriate Maori advisory committee.

      “When they chose the name, the business had sought the approval, through the Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ), of a Māori advisory committee.”

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