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  1. I was observing a Political Discussion on Labour’s FB page between two Kool-Aid glugging Lefiies about the Government’s war on landlords.
    One comment really disturbed me-
    “We are winning this revolution without even having to fire any shots”
    It disturbed me because it is true.
    Now consider we are about to elect that same Socoalist Government (Led by an avowed Marxist) who refuse to even tell us any policy or even what they have planned for us….
    Utterly Chilling.

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    • I still believe this will all end very badly for Ardern. To the extent she will have to leave NZ with the disdain and ridicule of the nation ringing in her ears. Her fragile sensibilities will struggle to cope with the massive turn around in public sentiment. This I will celebrate. The problem will be the price we pay will be our nations economy left in ruins and social fabric near complete destruction.

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      • I tend to agree, add up the votes last election and there is a slight majority that is right wing. Those that thought NZ first would go with National included. I have hope that long term complete Socialism won’t happen here.

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      • The Venezuala of the South Pacific with North Korean overtones. What a hideous legacy to bequeath to our children and grandchildren.

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        • I think the leader of Venezuela at least meant well. Ardern does not. Her plan was always to destroy us socially and economically.

          Misery dispair and total power, are the only things to get her wet.

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  2. I could not bring myself to vote for any component of the just finished Coalition Government.

    The abuse of democratic process on numerous occasions through the term and the indecent haste in the closing weeks has not been acceptable. I cannot trust any of them to govern.

    The Greens Come across to me as dangerous for this country. Their anti farming, social engineering modes are not what will improve living standards. People who are able need to work and contribute to the community and country. The Greens seem to support sloth to a higher level than is healthy. Labour has similar failings in the claimed support for workers while taxing them to provide for the indolent.

    NZF just let supporters down. Firearms legislation one example. I do not support the wanton expenditure to attempt to buy a seat. I cannot afford the taxation required to support expenditure on vanity projects, a boulder Art piece in Keri Keri for example.

    I reject the claims various crisis were handled well. Manipulated well, yes. I prefer more substance with less government getting in the way of life.

    I am pleased the term has ended. It has been a costly mistake. A failure of a government. Hopefully the like of which will not be seen again.

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    • Quite probably Winnie of Poo’s greatest betrayal to his voters was signing on to the UN Migration Pact. That pissed off a lot of WinstonFirst voters. They need to be reminded of that…that the so-called anti-immigration is actually pro-immigration when all is said and done.

      There is of course Marama Davidson’s “Tax is Love” from the Green idiots. The Greens have always been the worst political party for NZ because at the heart of their “philosophy” isn’t socialism but nihilism (though those philosophies are so intertwined it’s hard to know where one stops and the other begins).

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  3. I live in hope Salacious Crumb, but it might well be too late for us, the country will be as far down the Socialist ladder as is possible to be. How the f did she ever think we could eliminate covid when the rest of the world has not? Are we to be locked “up in a prison with a 12000 km moat around us” (thanks to Asian Invasion for that quote) for the rest of our days? If people would only think about more than how comfortable they are at the minute, and look at long term (even for a year would be good) How these bastards even think of a “where would you like to be in five years” at job interviews I have no idea. Life has never been more scary to thinking people please VOTE either Act or National people, the thought of a liebour government is so frightening, they have no idea what they are doing.

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            • Third wave feminists and their successors have been after that and testicles for decades. You only have to look at those who self-identify as male in either the Green or Labour parties to see how successful they’ve been.

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        • Instead of going down the gunshop to buy your guns. You go down the local gang pad for what ever you desire!

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        • Every tyrant in history has imposed weapon controls on their populace; so it’s a time honoured tradition.

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          • Colinxy, don’t listen to the violent fanatic Rev. He’s a Zionist. Folk like him made the Middle East the success it is today.

            Wars are not won with guns. Battles are

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            • There was me thinking that wars are won by the ones who rewrite the history.

              The campaign of Ideas, by Reason,
              The “Hidden Powerful Persuaders”

              After the war, “Education Camps” are great for endorsing that. 🙂

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  4. what can the COL do now that parliament has finished?
    Can the mad queen open the borders as an example.

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    • About the only thing they supposedly cannot do is introduce new bills and pass bills into law (acts). Given the flippant disregard for due process the COL have shown in particular this year, I doubt even that.

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    • Cindy is not going to do that Sooty. She wants to keep us scared of the Chinese virus. The political polling is in Cindy’s favour when the media highlight health but when the economy is in the news the polling is in favour of National.

      “Wear your mask, wash your hands stay safe from Covid” even though we don’t currently have community transmission, listen to Cindy and Bloomfield. Stay scared, “keep moving” and vote for Labour! 🤪

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  5. “The fact is that New Zealand is going into the September 19 election with an advertised unemployment rate of 4%.”

    This “unemployment rate” is probaby true, but highly misleading.
    For example:
    – If you have to physically register and periodically visit a WINZ office in person to be categorized as “unemployed” and during the lockdown you are unable to, then naturally the “unemployment rate” will fall.
    – If your job becomes a zombie and your company only keeps you on thanks to the government subsidy, then you are still technically “employed” even though your job has died.

    I conclude that saying “we have an unemployment rate of 4%” is a true lie.

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    • The definition of unemployed according to Stats is:

      => has no paid job
      => is working age
      => is available for work, and
      => has looked for work in the past four weeks or has a new job to start within the next four weeks.

      If you have worked 1 hour a week you have a paid job. The definition for “employment” says:

      Employed: All persons in the working-age population who during the reference week worked for one hour or more for pay or profit in the context of an employee/employer relationship or self-employment; or worked without pay for one hour or more in work which contributed directly to the operation of a farm, business or professional practice owned or operated by a relative; or had a job but were not at work due to: own illness or injury, personal or family responsibilities, bad weather or mechanical breakdown, direct involvement in an industrial dispute, or leave or holiday.

      It is also important to note that Statistics New Zealand no longer keeps track of the unemployment rate.

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        • If you pay tax, why shouldn’t you enjoy any rights an privileges that go with it.
          Why should you lose any handouts solely because you are married?

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          • I propose “percent employment” as being the % of workers earning a “living wage*”.

            * Needs a definition. I guess it used to be 40 hours of employment per week.

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  6. So, no hazmat suit is required to travel… just oodles of cash…got it!
    Pandemic?….my arse.

    UK citizenship for $2.6M, $100k for St Lucia and $2.5M for Cyprus: The super-rich are BUYING ‘golden visas’ in other countries by investing vast sums so they are able to travel with less restrictions during the pandemic

    In Australia and New Zealand, the government offers permanent residency-by- investment programs, which are some of the most expensive in the world.

    A golden visa in Australia can cost somewhere between $1 and $3.5million and $1.9 and $6.5million in New Zealand, according to CNN.

    Although the track to citizenship or residency is expedited under these programs, the process can still take several months to several years to complete, and some countries can be more selective than others.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8604177/The-super-rich-BUYING-citizenship-countries-coronavirus-pandemic.html

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    • There are problems with that, where people from overseas want to change NZ to their way of thinking. Just look at the fat crim, trying to screw the electrol scrum and the greens inside the tent already!

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    • The problem is unless they spend 180 days a year here they are not in the income tax net.
      And yet, to a billionaire $1 to 5 million is like the change down the back of the couch.

      They get rights without and obligations.
      Peter Thiel – who does not really live here – gets a vote.
      That is bullshit.

      Australia does it better. eg Russell Crowe may never get AU citizenship.
      He ios over 50 and did not spend enough time there when he was under 45 even though he is regarded as a local and part owns an NRL team that he poured cash into.
      In fact if went rogue he could be deported back to NZ 🙂

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    • It’s always been the case. It’s what puzzled me about the outrage over Peter Thiel getting NZ citizenship but I suppose it all comes down to “It’s different when the Left do it”.

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      • T’is simple.
        Turn away, or Close your eyes.
        Do not read it. 🙂

        Try it again, at another time, with out reading or looking, and then make out the sound.

        What I do not like is the on going messaging, that the media frames and contextualizing what was actually said, even when it is the near the opposite.
        Many ways of doing that.
        Sadly we then unwittingly start to go along with it, unless we really reflect what was happening.
        This conditioning has been ongoing for decades, even if we believe we have been resisting.

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  7. Ice Age Farmer discusses the closure of food processing plants and farms due to Covid hysteria. Food shortages are looming. Is New Zealand paying any attention to this and what moves are the government making to secure our food supplies? And don’t get me started on the insane waste of a good, organic source of protein caused by the widespread use of 1080 to kill our valuable game animals.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnKKeyhi_Wc

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  8. The Beiruit explosion

    So as usual, where we are fed information from people who lie just to stay in practice, it looks like ONCE AGAIN Trump was right.

    The day of the explosion, Trump said “The Generals say it was some sort of bomb”. And of course, none of the media believe him and the Joint Chief’s because, well I guess, take your pick he’s (mad, xenophobic, racist, violent, stupid, insane, fascist, whatevah).

    But the Generals, well unless I’m very much mistaken, this is their area of expertise and don’t we have to TRUST THE EXPERTS?

    Then we see photos of the Israeli PM pointing to an ariel photo of Beiruit harbour with an arrow pointing directly at the site of the explosion from some weeks back, apparently he was telling journalists that Mossad had intelligence that the arrow indicated a Hezbollah weapons/missile depot. But hey, what to Mossad know and what does Netanyahu know? He’s a baby-killer, fascist?, Nazi, murderer psycho and well even though Mossad are widely considered the most effective intelligence agency – you wouldn’t call them EXPERTS would you?

    So who are we to believe? I tell you, we should believe the Lebanese government. We should put aside how humiliating it would be for them if they were cooperating with Hezbollah to get missiles near to Israel again in direct contravention of all the peace agreements. NOOOOOooo! If they say it was “fireworks and fertiliser” then let’s trust them?

    The only problem is, social media has videos of ordinary, decent Lebanese people pointing up into the sky as if they’re looking at something flying around their – seconds before the massive blast happens.

    I’m not an expert in anything, but I do have common sense. I believe Trump’s experts and I believe Mossad’s intel and I believe those images of ordinary Lebanese looking at a payload delivery craft.

    I think Israel didn’t want to have any more missiles fired at them, I believe they set incendiary charges in a warehouse near the missile depot to provide cover and then when the fire was blazing they dropped a thermobaric bomb and they took out the missile site. And I think the Lebanese government can’t say a thing about it because there was a terrorist missile site there and Israel has proof.

    Israel doesn’t give a fuck, they can’t afford to with every nation within 1000 miles of them steeped in anti-semitism. Their government just want to protect their citizens. Ours doesn’t. I know which approach I like most.

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    • I think it highly likely Mossad carried out this horrific terrorist attack. This is typical of how Israel works.

      Most Israelis would never condone this, but there are extremists in Israel every bit as bad as in some Muslim countries.

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      • Kea ,I wonder where the other around 300 tonnes of explosives went ,maybe those bloody Jews nicked it ? nah Hezbollah used it to make ied’s to kill folk all over the regions coveted by the rabid Iranian Ayatollahs.

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          • Kea ,there are around 300 tonnes of the explosive materials missing apparently according to what was unloaded 6 years ago,I just figured a man /woman/ or whatever the fuck you are with your self proclaimed genius would have known that.
            You do realise that your masochist ramblings here wont give you the same thrill as pushing safety pin thru your pecker dont you ? of course you do you elitist fuck.

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      • Kea is correct. There are extremist factions in Israel
        who want Arab nations wiped out. Israel and Mossad have
        form for carrying out attacks. The hardcore, zealot Zionists
        in the Knesset want a pure Jewish state and Palestineans
        and sovereign nations like Iran get in the way of that.

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    • “every nation within 1000 miles of them steeped in anti-semitism. ”

      Imagine how Nazi Germany felt surrounded by all those Anti Germanics.

      Anti semitism is a made up shaming word like Islamaphobia. It is simply the normal reaction to wrong doing. Why are zionists such dishonest bottom feeding filth?

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    • “direct contravention of all the peace agreements.”

      Wanna list of all the agreements and laws Israel has breached, just in it’s illegal invasions, alone?

      Nazi Germany had more rights to Poland than Israel does to the occupied territories. And the Nazi were far better people.

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    • 😁
      Triggered much?

      But yeah! I think it was the Israelis. Now if they could do the same to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, NY, ……

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    • If there was a “payload delivery craft” then with all those smartphones someone would have filmed it, plus the airport and other radar would have probably picked it up.

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              • Odakyu-sen ,David Seymour could use the bitter twisted Kea as a case study of how a couple of pills could save so much pain,not so much for Kea but for all his ex friends, children, partners, parents, workmates etc that wont have to put up with the bigoted self loving arsehole anymore ,LOL.

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                • Rev, I’m happy to retract any inaccurate statements. Are you?

                  Rambling world war 2 propaganda is not an argument btw.

                  Although I’ve outlined it many times, most of the resident fanatics would be very surprised at my solution to the – Jewish question.

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                  • “rambling WW2 propaganda” WTF ? when did I say anything on either side of your obsession with everything jewish ? go out to your garden shed with a candle and play with your explosives collection, be sure to clear out all your Nazi memorabilia 1st ,it may have some value, LOL .

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      • Imagine if someone could design an aircraft that had an invisible radar profile, one that was designed to deliver bombs without being detected.

        One might, oh I don’t know, call it a “Stealth” aircraft! I just made that up! It has a catchy ring to it, don’t you think?

        No, now you mention it you are right O-sen, everything gets filmed these days. But it certainly looked like they were indicating something up in the air, the weird bit is I thought one of them was indicating circular motion – which would suggest helicopter (but I couldn’t work out how you’d get away from that massive blast wave) and a helo would be even easier to film.

        I thought the MOABs were huge, could they be delivered via a missile perhaps.

        Still, the one thing I know, is to question everything and to never trust anything you see in the media and if Generals say something is a bomb – well I trust them more than I do any lying, Hezbollah sheltering arabs.

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        • “But it certainly looked like they were indicating something up in the air, …”

          I would assume that they were pointing up in the air at the huge column of smoke and saying, “Wow! Look at all that smoke!” Or something like that.

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    • Interesting DP

      Two aspects

      1) UAVs can operate at 60,000 feet so not visible to the human eye without magnification.

      2) there are two distinct shock waves at 16 sec, and 20 sec- the big one – 4 secs apart.

      ergo, two explosions

      the things is that the people would not be looking at a UAV and the time to ground for a missile from a UAV is 15 secs plus.

      A video that gives pause for thought.

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  9. A woman decides to have a facelift for her 50th birthday.
    She spends $5,000 and feels pretty good about the results. On her way home, she stops at a news stand to buy a newspaper.
    Before leaving she says to the clerk, “I hope you don’t mind my asking, but how old do you think I am?”
    “About 32,” is the reply. “Nope! I’m exactly 50,” the woman says happily.
    A little while later she goes into McDonald’s and asks the counter girl the very same question. The girl replies, “I guess about 29.” The woman replies, “Nope I’m 50.”
    Now she’s feeling really good about herself. She stops in a drug store on her way down the street. She goes up to the counter to get some mints and asks the clerk this burning question.
    The clerk responds, “Oh, I’d say 30.” Again she proudly responds, “I am 50, but thank you!”
    While waiting for the bus to go home, she asks an old man waiting next to her the same question. He replies, “Lady, I’m 78 and my eye sight is going. Although, when I was young, there was a sure way to tell how old a woman was.
    It sounds very forward, but it requires you to let me put my hands under your bra. Then, and only then can I tell you EXACTLY how old you are.”
    They wait in silence on the empty street until curiosity gets the best of her.
    She finally blurts out, “What the hell, go ahead.”
    He slips both of his hands under her BRA and begins to feel around very slowly and carefully. He bounces and weighs each one of her tits. He gently pinches them as well. He pushes her assets together and rubs them against each other.
    After a couple of minutes of this, she says, “Okay, okay…How old am I?”
    He completes one last squeeze of her assets, removes his hands, and says. “Madam, you are 50.”
    Stunned and amazed, the woman says, “That was incredible! How could you tell??”
    “I was behind you in line at McDonald’s.”

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  10. Heat wave in Tokyo (35+ degrees) and everyone is wearing masks!
    NHK TV is providing advice (as they always do) telling people to drink plenty of water and stay out of the direct sunlight.

    Video (beating the heat and Covid-19 in Tokyo in 2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUvSNFdB4xw

    I am glad I live in little old cool, moist and boring Auckland. I can’t wait for international travel to normalize, but I fear it won’t be until late 2022 at the earliest.

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      • Remember when that Clayton Witherspoon (?) bloke used that defence?

        They passed a law banning it. But only for men.

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    • I don’t condone her killing him but the violent fuck shouldn’t have laid his fists on his family. Actions have consequences.

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      • Oh yeah?

        1. Says the killer.
        2. Getting lippy is psychological ABUSE.

        If he stabbed that bitch to death would you so uncritically accept his smears on her as a defense?

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    • It is a pity that in all those years she never had any choices to make her life better or to avoid bad people //

      extract:
      “He said Ruddelle had experienced a lifetime of harm, being exposed to violence and alcohol from a young age and having relationships with numerous violent men.”

      “Ruddelle repeatedly sought help against violence in her life, but that had led to short-term response at best, and removal of her children at worst.”

      So few choices, so much alcohol.

      She and the deceased bloke were at a ‘Once were Warriors’ Manurewa bar beforehand.
      There is a lot of contributory action to the situation by this killer.
      She was putting her kids in harms way, for years.

      I wonder what NZ would be like if we had a justice system?
      In its absence, we can only surmise.

      Less than 12 months home D for proven manslaughter.
      I’ll bet the people of Melbourne in 6 weeks home D fell exonerated by that … not //
      Fork me.

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    • “Ruddelle had experienced a lifetime of harm, being exposed to violence and alcohol from a young age and having relationships with numerous violent men.
      “Ruddelle repeatedly sought help against violence in her life, but that had led to short-term response at best, and removal of her children at worst.”
      There are records of 80 family violence incidents involving Ruddelle and between 2015 and 2018, she called police 16 times, usually after she and Ngapera had been arguing.”
      You would think that after about 10 times “somebody” would do something.

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      • Like who Hooker Phil? who could do something to help if she did not want to be helped? Perhaps she could /should have moved to a refuge and then moved the children out of harms way. Sounds like she had an issue with victimhood and stayed there despite the bashings. The dole would have been sufficient with all the extra subsidies to feed clothe and house both herself and children. There are systems in place and available for abused women and men if they want them.

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  11. Lebanon has ~1.6M households, with 4.1 persons on avg. per household v/s 6 persons in Middle East.

    Unicef claim 80,000 children have been displaced by the Beirut explosion.

    The article they published states,

    “The explosions on Tuesday evening left 140 people dead, 5,000 injured and hundreds missing. UNICEF is concerned that many children have suffered trauma and remain in shock.”

    Hmmmm….Where are the kids?

    Send in the coin…

    https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/80000-children-displaced-due-beirut-explosions-unicef

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    • “80,000 children”

      Are we to assume the adults are living comfortably? Do they suggest removing the kids from their parents, to “help the children”?

      Whenever you hear “think of the children” you are being lied to. It’s a vulgar appeal to emotion to by pass higher thought.

      But I’m sure all those oil rich Muslim countries will help out….

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  12. “Three pies Woods” no longer ,she’s now officially “how many big macs can you pass out of that drive thru window before the people behind start honking their horns Woods”, FFS this Woman has stacked on 30 kgs in the last six months.
    It’s affected her brain obviously because she just said ” kiwibuild will just keep providing houses as it has been”, who voted this bloated bullshitting C- – T into office.?

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  13. I was not the first to ask that ACT attend a Grey Power function where there should be over 100. It was not for just a particular date. They could not be bothered. Why should anyone over 60 consider voting ACT?

    Hi Chuck

    Thanks for your email. Unfortunately David’s schedule before the election does not allow for him to present to a Hamilton Grey Power meeting.

    Kind regards
    Rachel

    Rachel Beauchamp | Executive Assistant to David Seymour
    Parliament Buildings, Wellington
    DDI 04 817 6257 • Mobile 021 859 347
    rachel.beauchamp@parliament.govt.nz

    From: Chuck Bird [mailto:chuckbirdnz@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 3:00 PM
    To: David Seymour
    Subject: Fwd: Political Candidates Presentations

    Hi David

    As you can see we have Labour, National and Peters speaking at Grey Power. I was told you were not available on a Monday.

    I hope you would reconsider as there are a few ACT supporters in Hamilton Grey Power. You could get a few votes off Peters.

    You can either reply to me or to hamgreypower@outlook.com.

    Cheers
    Chuck

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    • Are any of those other speakers the party leaders? I thought not. That letter should have been sent to your local ACT candidate. Stop stirring shit.
      You of all people should hang your head in shame. After all, it was the old and bewildered who voted for the drunken dwarf last time and gave us the Cluster fuck of Cindy and the greens.

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      • Ed, read again. Firstly, Peter is a Party Leader. Secondly, ACT could have offered the Hamilton candidates.

        I did not put in my request to David to shit stir but I hoped he or someone would make an appearance as there are two Hamilton Grey Power members on the committee who support ACT. I have not found out if they just requested David or an ACT candidate.

        I will now ask the two Hamilton candidates it they would be available and let you know their answer.

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        • Why don’t you get the New Conservatives to do a number?

          Godbotherering control freaks go down well with the resthome set.

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          • Grey Power should ask all parties in Parliament to put up a representative. No party not in Parliament will be in Parliament on 20 Sept.

            It seems very likely NZF will not be. We will have a better idea after 9 am tomorrow after the results of the poll in Northland on Q + A.

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  14. German nudist chases wild boar that stole laptop
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/08/german-nudist-chases-wild-boar-that-stole-laptop.html

    A German nudist had his sunbathing interrupted after a wild boar took off with his bag and laptop on Thursday.

    “A female wild boar with two babies came out of the forest in order to search for food.

    “Many of us were scared but the wild boars seemed to be peaceful. After they ate a pizza from a backpack of a man who was taking a swim in the lake they were looking for dessert.

    She said the man quickly realised the bag they had taken contained his laptop and he took off in pursuit.

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  15. Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers as borders stay shut
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/restaurants-bars-call-for-kiwi-workers-as-borders-stay-shut.html

    The Restaurants Association says now is the time for New Zealanders to stop looking down on hospitality and give it a go, although economists are warning the government that wage subsidies cannot be a long term solution.

    Mandy Lush owns Vivace on Fort Street in Auckland’s once busy downtown streets, having moved from High Street to chase the tourist market, which has dried up due to COVID-19.

    Gone too are many of the casual but once committed corporate clients who are now working from home.

    “One of the saddest things is all the redundancy drinks we’re doing at our bar … I think a certain amount of that is also firms taking an opportunity perhaps, because they see things getting worse. Even if they’re not hurting yet they’re certainly looking at downsizing their premises and staffing.”

    She’s having to advertise four positions – a sous chef, senior sous chef, chef de partie, and a kitchen hand – because her current chefs and kitchen hand have visa issues.

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    • ……”Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers”…..

      Note that the arseholes weren’t interested in employing Kiwis prior to the Covid disaster. Then they’d rather have overseas chefs they could work split shifts for shit wages.

      Let them go to the wall & I hope they hit it hard.

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      • Same with lots of industries employing cheap overseas labour. Trouble is you can’t let aged care homes and other essentials go to the wall. Aged care workers and childcare workers, etc are required to have a qualification to receive a higher wage and then are left on the sideline while unqualified workers have been employed. Must be lefties involved in the planning.

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        • We have two granddaughters working in aged care, one full time & the other part time while she finishes a nursing degree. The wages since the government stepped in a couple of years back have improved but the ceiling of $23.50/hr isn’t princely for shift work. Worse is the 30 hour weeks which sees employees scrambling for extra shifts to get a living wage.

          Personally I’d rather be employed in a freezing works than cope with gaga oldies & their incontinence but they both like the work.

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          • Sounding like a commie here – but there is no sense to how we renumerate occupations, or view them in the social hierarchy.

            My favourite example is farmers. It is a point of fact that farmers allowed the development of civilization as we know it. It remains the base we city folk live on.

            But look how farmers are portrayed.

            Pol Pot was right.

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          • I’m with you Nasska, working with oldies takes special individuals. Your granddaughters do “gods work”. 🙂

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            • 100% agree WG. My dear old Dad spent his final years in a Ryman home. I cannot say enough good things about those who work within. They are Saints and Angels and massively underpaid.

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        • During the week was told that Rymans have put a stop to building an aged care facility near Havelock North.Evidently they had 30 or so Philipino workers on the site but had found gaps in walls and pipes fitted upside down.
          Haven’t seen anything in media.

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          • …. issued with two notices to fix in the past few months. The first was issued in relation to 42 townhouse units being built……
            …… notice listed 12 matters that did not meet Building Act requirements, including bricks in the walls not sitting correctly on foundations, and the cavity between the framing and the exterior walls being too small. …….
            …… flashings that had not been fitted, vent covers being installed upside down and trenches dug that undermined foundations. ……

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/122365663/ryman-told-to-fix-building-faults-in-new-havelock-north-100m-retirement-village

            That contractor seems to be totally incompetent.
            Is that you Twyford, or Woods?

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            • Ha, don’t look too hard at the Tga rhyman.
              Same problems when that was built. brickies from oversea’s. Locals had to fix what they could but couldn’t fix the pouris bricks. Water soaks right through thm into the cavity that nealry wasn’t.

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  16. Just talking to our son who lives in Melbourne. He says Ardern is all through the MSM trying to give advice to Andrews and reiterating how great she has done etc. etc. The arrogance never stops.

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  17. New name coined for the politcal flu bug.
    Election infection.
    How apt.
    Without the hysteria conjured up by the media over the Wuhu flu, Adern and her cohorts would be floating out to sea come September.
    It was never about the virus, it was always about the election.

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  18. What a bullshitter James Cameron is.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/122362185/james-cameron-i-want-to-make-all-my-films-in-new-zealand

    “Hollywood heavyweight James Cameron said he wanted to make all his future films in New Zealand as he pitched for his crew to be allowed into the country.
    An email from the Titanic and Avatar director to Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford was sent on May 4. By May 31, Cameron, producer Jon Landau, and 30 others touched down on a charter plane in Wellington and began a two-week isolation period at the QT hotel, before beginning shooting of the Avatar sequels. ”

    What bollocks.
    What films?
    His last film was over decade ago: Avatar.
    He was going to have Avatar 2 in 2015…2016…2018…2019 well you get the picture.

    NZTA finish motorways faster than Cameron makes films !!

    He has made a contribution to one TV movie in the last 10 years.
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000116/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3
    Sigourney Weaver will be a 95 years old before/if he finishes another movie

    This smacks of giddy bureaucrats letting him in based mainly on successes last century.
    The five times married by 45 director has difficulty getting on with people.
    He could be described in one word but Marama Davidson owns that word !!

    This is dizzy nonsense but I suppose not as bad at a third of a million dollars (so far) of taxpayer and ratepayer money for the Americas Cup carry-on.

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  19. Now I see that labour have found Jethro and put him on the stage to go ra ra for the mad queen!
    Wonder if he took the nanny with him?

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    • Fishboy and Cindy. Two empty headed
      sock puppets. They fucking well deserve
      each other. NZ doesn’t.

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      • I think I may have discovered the reason Jethro tends to look over the fence: 🙂

        ……”Gayford spoke of the Cabinet papers being read in bed at midnight – “worse than toast crumbs””…….

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    • Yep. The serial shagger is back to make a cameo appearance at the Labour opening.

      The nanny gave him a pass for 30 mts as long as he did not press the flesh with the mad queen.

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  20. Meanwhile, over on that bastion of journalistic integrity
    known as Stuffed, idiots in Crimechurch
    were lining up voluntarily to be tested for the Covid flu.
    What’s the bet that they will vote for Cindy?

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    • Fuck, I hope they all come back positive. I know this may sound insane, but I hope we have another outbreak which this Govt will not be able to control. Cinders said its a Covid Election. I hope she gets her wish.

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      • Problem with that ROL, is it would play right in to
        Cindy’s hands. Gives her and that cunt Bloomfield
        the perfect excuse to enact a “national emergency”
        and roll out the military to enforce the wearing of
        masks and to carry a contact tracing card.

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  21. Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.

    After arriving in Paris, he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine.

    As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house.

    Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which Murphy could not understand), so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down.

    He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her.

    After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music.

    They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up.

    Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.

    To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.

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  22. National releases party list, big jump for Maureen Pugh, fall for Alfred Ngaro
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/nz-election-2020-national-releases-party-list-big-jump-for-maureen-pugh-fall-for-alfred-ngaro.html
    National Party 2020 list

    Judith Collins – Papakura
    Gerry Brownlee – Ilam
    Paul Goldsmith – Epsom
    Simon Bridges – Tauranga
    Dr Shane Reti – Whangarei
    Todd McClay – Rotorua
    Chris Bishop – Hutt South
    Todd Muller – Bay of Plenty
    Louise Upston – Taupo
    Scott Simpson – Coromandel
    David Bennett – Hamilton East
    Michael Woodhouse – Dunedin
    Nicola Willis – Wellington Central
    Jacqui Dean – Waitaki
    Mark Mitchell – Whangaparaoa
    Melissa Lee – Mt Albert
    Andrew Bayly – Port Waikato
    Dr Nick Smith – Nelson
    Maureen Pugh – West Coast-Tasman
    Barbara Kuriger – Taranaki-King Country
    Harete Hipango – Whanganui
    Jonathan Young – New Plymouth
    Tim Macindoe – Hamilton West
    Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi – Panmure-Otahuhu
    Paulo Garcia – List
    Nancy Lu – List
    Parmjeet Parmar – Mt Roskill
    Agnes Loheni – Mangere
    Dale Stephens – Christchurch Central
    Alfred Ngaro – Te Atatu
    Matt Doocey – Waimakariri
    Stuart Smith – Kaikoura
    Lawrence Yule – Tukituki
    Denise Lee – Maungakiekie
    Simon O’Connor – Tamaki
    Brett Hudson – Ohariu
    Simeon Brown – Pakuranga
    Ian McKelvie – Rangitikei
    Erica Stanford – East Coast Bays
    Matt King – Northland
    Chris Penk – Kaipara ki Mahurangi
    Tim van de Molen – Waikato
    Dan Bidois – Northcote
    Jo Hayes – Mana
    Katie Nimon – Napier
    Catherine Chu – Banks Peninsula
    Hamish Campbell – Wigram
    David Patterson – Rongotai
    Lisa Whyte – New Lynn
    Rima Nakhle – Takanini
    Liam Kernaghan – Taieri
    Bala Beeram – Kelston
    Lincoln Platt – Christchurch East
    William Wood – Palmerston North
    Nuwi Samarakone – Manurewa
    Mark Crofskey – Remutaka
    Jake Bezzant – Upper Harbour
    Mike Butterick – Wairarapa
    Tim Costley – Otaki
    Nicola Grigg – Selwyn
    Christopher Luxon – Botany
    Joseph Mooney – Southland
    Penny Simmonds – Invercargill
    Tania Tapsell – East Coast
    Simon Watts – North Shore
    TBC – Auckland Central
    TBC – Rangitata
    Adrienne Pierce – List
    Senthuran Arulanantham – List
    Sang Cho – List
    Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau – List
    Trish Collett – List
    Ava Neal – List
    Katrina Bungard – List
    Shelley Pilkington – List

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  23. Lefty doesn’t agree with an individual’s right to support the Nats.

    ‘Intimidating’ note sent to Canterbury resident for advertising the National Party
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/intimidating-note-sent-to-canterbury-resident-for-advertising-the-national-party.html

    The note called the resident a “lowlife” for advertising the National Party with a hoarding on their fence.

    “Nine years of National running our infrastructure into the ground and Labour steering us through the biggest crisis in our lives and you respond by advertising National?” the note says.

    “You have a short memory, you lowlife.”

    Doocey posted a photo of the note to his Facebook page on Saturday and hinted it wasn’t the only one the sign owner had received.

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    • Fuck the left. I think its about time to start setting boundaries. Tell your lefty friends they are no longer welcome. You can’t avoid lefty workmates but stop the small talk, step away from them as much as possible. Tell family to fit in or fuck off. Unfollow any left Facebook friends. ( I don’t have Facebook or Twitter). Let them know that if they vote Labour and the hard times come around, that you will not be charitable. Its time to fight fire with fire.

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  24. Jeez Editor, I have spent the last few years not looking at Ardern on TV, I have been turning magazines, muting or turning off radios, TV, etc whenever she comes on. Hardly a day goes by without you posting a photograph of her including today. Can you knock it off? You might get more people here, I can’t be the only one.

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    • That’s not being very “Kind”
      You need to turn the page.
      Wait till you see tomorrows one, then you might have something to moan about.
      They all tell a story to remind us who the enemy really is.

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    • How dare you speak like that about our
      Glorious Leader! You will need to be re-educated
      comrade. The Stasi have been advised of your dissent .

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  25. And now a quote from a bedtime horror story for terminally deluded Xtian conservatives:

    “KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can’t find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.
    -The Chief”

    ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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  26. Darwin award winners:

    Four dead in US after drinking methanol-based sanitiser

    Alcohol-based hand sanitisers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/four-dead-in-us-after-drinking-methanol-based-sanitiser

    Health officials reported this week that 15 adults were poisoned in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June after drinking hand sanitiser.

    Besides the four who died, three had ongoing vision problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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  27. Great…

    China hit by another virus outbreak in wake of Covid-19 pandemic with seven dead

    A deadly virus has re-emerged in China – killing seven people – in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has left thousands dead.

    At least 60 people have been diagnosed with a syndrome that is caused by novel bunyavirus, a highly pathogenic, tick-borne illness that can be spread from human to human through blood or mucous, and causes a viral haemorrhagic fever.

    https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1613523701705/china-hit-by-another-virus-outbreak-in-wake-of-covid-19-pandemic-with-seven-dead?s=oldSite&ss=a2

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  28. Is Cullen dead yet?
    Whats happenned with Ihitomato?
    Where’s that overstayin…arr fuck it.

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      • Mike is right.
        Where is that prick Cullen?
        More than likely the ‘illuminated potato’ saga is festering in a dungeon somewhere, full of eyes and sprouting greenies for the next crop of starch intolerant, intolerables.

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  29. This law is just begging someone to force the authorities to use it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    ….. exaggerating the health benefits of surgical masks could face fines of up to $110,000.
    NSW Fair Trading Minister Reba Meagher yesterday warned that distributors and traders could be prosecuted if it was suggested the masks offered unrealistic levels of protection from the disease. …..
    …….. “Penalties can range from fines of up to $22,000 for an individual or $110,000 for a corporation,” …..

    “As soon as they become saturated with the moisture in your breath they stop doing their job and pass on the droplets.”
    Professor Cossart said that could take as little as 15 or 20 minutes, after which the mask would need to be changed.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/farce-mask-its-safe-for-only-20-minutes-20030427-gdgnyo.html

    Has anything changed since this was published?
    Will any one take them to court now?
    If so lets hope those fines have been inflation adjusted. 🙂
    Possibly some one could bring it all on privately? 🙂

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  30. The Melbourne disaster happened as a following a “Be kind” do-gooder “feelz” directive, as being an official “social inclusion” as being concerned for ‘marginalized’ Victorians that needed jobs.
    Some of the concepts that were set up, go back for almost a decade, and so the decision making ability, skills and standards are lowered.

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/security-guards-hired-for-hotel-quarantine-in-an-attempt-at-social-inclusion-20200807-p55jlz.html

    Many good comments there too, plus some of the dyed in the wool defenders.

    How close has NZ been, and just what “kindness” “inclusiveness” drives our bureaucracy.
    Not only the bureacracy but the politicians, that do not accept accountability, and figure they can blur things

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  31. So with pride they will prosecute, fines, instant fines, and fill the gaols.

    “On at least three or four occasions in the past week we’ve had to smash the windows of people in cars and pull them out of there so they could provide their details because they weren’t telling us where they were going. ….
    ….. They weren’t providing their name and their address.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/08/07/delingpole-australian-state-goes-full-coronafascist/

    Victoria’s Police Commissioner Shane Patton wears an interesting uniform. 🙁

    The uniform in NZ seems to have red & black tones for some very new recruits. 🙁
    So who will be doing this at what will now be regarded as an “officially ‘approved’ road block” in NZ?
    So it will be called “Instant fines” then leads to confiscation of all goods on your person and in the vechicle?

    The Prime Minister told us that we must consider ourselves as CoVid infected, so to be careful for other people.
    That also means all others are out to kill you, as like wise they are even more likely to be CoVid and risk killing you.
    Smashing windows of your car is and letting their foetid aerosol breathe is dangerously recklessly and wantonly attacking you, if you were in that car.
    The registration of the car should have been enough of an identifier.

    Have the authorities considered that the ordinary citizen may have to resort to certain rightful actions for their safety!

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