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    • C’mon! Get it right.

      By today’s standards you should be saying President Al Gore.

      After all he was declared winner by the networks in the 2000 election. If Biden is the President elect now, then we have to be consistent and give Al Gore the correct title.

      Clearly, the fact that the courts found that Al Gore had tried to cheat (in exactly the same way as Biden has) and thus he was not President is was as irrelevant then as it is now?

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  1. An expensive problem looming for EV owners?

    Nissan Leaf owner with ‘range anxiety’ told new battery for $13,000 car would cost $121,000
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nissan-leaf-owner-range-anxiety-told-new-battery-13-000-car-would-cost-121-v1?auto=6208261972001

    “They quoted me $121,000 for a replacement battery from Japan!” she told TVNZ1’s Fair Go.

    Zoe also looked at second-hand replacement batteries. These were considerably more reasonable, but at $14,000 or so, they were still more expensive than her actual car without a huge increase in expected range. It was at this point Zoe came to Fair Go to see what we made of the situation.

    Finally, a company called Transport Solutions was able to give Zoe the correct reading.

    It turns out all that’s needed is an app called Leaf Spy along with what’s known as an OBD2 device that you can buy online. Simple once you know. With this tool to hand, Transport Solutions could tell Zoe her current battery state of health was 63.36 per cent.

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    • One big fake beat up news story from the woke fair go, with no evidence shown of the $121000 quote and it turns out her car battery was in exactly the condition to expected for its age. Guess they can’t pick on Trump anymore so have to make up other fake news

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    • Better alternative would be an equivalent sized vehicle with a tried and tested in concept and application, internal combustion engine.

      Why flog yourself to that extent when a realistic transport solution, without range issues, is readily available. The carbon issue, if there is one, and all things considered, is probably in favour of the internal combustion engine.

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          • Has Jimmy given up his comfy couch and desk chair padded with memory foam made from oil based products? Has he stopped riding around in government combustion engine vehicles, and will he stop flying on those carbon producing airlines to attend unnecessary conferences? No, that’s for us plebs. Jimmy is too important not to be a hypocrite. What strange times we live in when yes men are deemed more important than those who actually produce what we need to survive. 😢

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  2. My take on the Greta poster is while I do not accept that me paying more in taxes, rates, excise, fees, will alter climate in any way whatsoever; there are elected and unelected appointments who will nevertheless proceed to implement increases to my living costs. We have councils considering rates contributions “to deal with climate change” for example.

    This scam is way bigger than Greta. Official do gooders and others with alternative motivations will attempt to milk this as far as they can.

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    • I’ve often scratched my head over the Left’s claim that ‘Only Glorious Socialism’ can stop Climate Change.
      Communist China and Communist Russia being two of the biggest polluters in History…

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  3. “We’re got to wait … for the enormous crash that’s coming next year, when the reality of the situation is no longer smothered. Mass unemployment worldwide,”

    He also said investing in residential property was a “stupid thing to do”.

    “I’d rather be flogged, 30 lashes every hour than having to own a residential property.”

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/property/123101150/well-be-buying-up-big-sir-bob-jones-sits-on-a-stash-of-cash-waiting

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    • Jones has only ever been into commercial property so his comment regarding residential rental property is unremarkable. Those who have been in residential rentals ( myself 30+ years ) have done spectacularly well. If your view is long term it doesnt matter when you climb on board. My view is that everybody should have at least a minimum of one residential rental plus their own home for long term financial gain and security.

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          • Yep, buy well and never sell.
            Most of this new mortgage is on the owners own house. As such they have to feed the mortgage.
            That’s what makes rentals betyter. someone else pays the mortgage and once you get the numbers right then it makes a lot of sense.
            Reckon om paying 7% and you have it about right. We are going to have low rates for a few years. Makes sense to go 5 or 7 years at a low rate. Oh it costs slightly more but set and forget.

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          • If I knew when to buy in the downs and sell in the ups, I would be a very wealthy man. I have all that I need, and a lot more money would not make me a lot more happy.

            Uncertainty is the spice of life. Not enough, and life is dull and bland. Too much and you get heartburn.

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              • Mike wrote: “Money makes me very happy. It gives you choice and freedom. It makes life comfortable. It makes life easier.”
                That is very true.
                I have found that an important part of happiness is being able to recognize contrasts. You cannot really appreciate the good until you have experienced the bad.
                (Having said that, don’t bother to go looking for bad experiences. You will encounter them soon enough.)

                While it is true that I have relative ease and comfort right now, I am always aware that life can change in the blink of an eye.

                In addition to having enough money to keep the debt collectors away and to have a roof over my head, I want to be affluent in a non-monetary sense.
                – Spatial affluence
                – Temporal affluence
                – Good health for oneself and one’s family
                – Good friends
                – At least one nemesis (to keep me sharp and on my toes)

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      • My question is that if there’s a plethora of cheap commercial property suddenly coming on to the market what’s happened to the commercial tenants and therefore who’s employing the residential mortgage holders?

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        • Lots of shopping area’s and office space.
          working from home is oncreasing almost daily.
          One of the effects is that Countdown increased its online sales by 50.7% in the last 14 weeks.
          Will be shutting some stores and going to dark stores in some places. same for the likes of the wharehouse. Malls in the BOP are all adding cinema’s to their offering. 15 or 16 cinema’s here now. Before we had 3.
          Things are a changing.
          communities will change as more people work from home. Has to be good. Schools will need to cahnge as well although from their track record the education people won’t get that right.
          Mothers at home will use the online teaching for their kids.
          Will the govt. allocate education money back to the parents?

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          • “…working from home is oncreasing almost daily.”
            Very true. My daughter is an interface designer for a computing company (her job is to design interfaces so that people (especially the less computer savy) can navigate through the program more easily).
            Since the return to Level 1, she has only been going to the head office once a week (instead of daily as she did before Covid-19). She loves not having to commute, but misses her co-workers and their lunches in the CBD.

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            • Think though of the money she saves from travelling and said lunches.
              No need for lots of fancy clothes, (and you know women compete on that front in the office).
              Soon be rich if she buys wisely.
              Needs to to look after you in your dottage.

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          • Haven’t been to the cinema since first lockdown.
            Didnt want to do social distancing, masks as how do you eat your popcorn and drink your coke?
            Mainly because of shit movies, what happened to the rooting, tooting, shooting ones?
            Who wants to sit there and watch sam neil shagging sheep?
            Me and the wife use to go to morning tea and a movie in the seniors morning session.
            Daughter hooked us up to her netflix, but it doesn’t interest me much.

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    • Yeah well auckland Council have issued 15700 new house building consents this year so far.
      Our nett immigration for the last three months was 1700 people.
      I guess in someone’s world these numbers stack up but certainly not in mine.
      Auckland market is going to crash big time which will lead to Tauranga and then Hamilton following. Usual cycle.
      Remember in Auckland many of these new consents will involve trashing the old property so still no older cheap houses.
      Happeneing at the Mount as well.

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  4. The Dow Jones is way up this morning (Monday in the US). It’s as if the system is celebrating the end of the Bad Orange Man. If this is so, then perhaps there will be a great correction when this whole irregular voting mess is sorted out by the Supreme Court.

    Or not.

    Is it what the People want? Or is it what the Democratic Party, Big Tech and the Globalists want?

    Make the People feel wealthy while you impoverish them.

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  5. State of emergency declared in Napier as floods cause landslips, evacuations and power cuts
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300153612/state-of-emergency-declared-in-napier-as-floods-cause-landslips-evacuations-and-power-cuts

    It came as emergency services were inundated with calls for help and heavy rain continued to hit the region.

    More than 3300 homes have faced a night without power as electricity company Unison said crews had been forced to halt work due over safety concerns until Tuesday morning.

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      • Surely Jacinda could go up there and solve the problem herself ?

        From our updated Holy Book, Comrades 14:21-
        ‘Then Saint Jacinda stretched out her hand over the waters, and the Lord drove the water back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.’
        ‘Saint Jacinda of the Amazeballs then turned to her people, smiled a toothy smile, and posed for some publicity shots’

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  6. Looks like Scomo is another puritanical God Botherer.

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/barnaby-joyce-claims-he-told-malcolm-turnbull-others-were-having-affairs/news-story/d16521445042c3bf7029fae2ad822322?fbclid=IwAR0U6_LBzrZBAfp8OSmNuBvJNu4io1Hr9i98H2MsV0Lr0nVLHYlYytKKLHI

    The former Nationals leader also said history was littered with great leaders who were also philanderers.

    “If we had a retrospective of Malcolm’s law there would be no (Bob) Hawke, there would be no (John) Curtin, no (Ben) Chiefly, probably no (Robert) Menzies. No Holt. No Gorton. No McMahon.

    “They are politicians. If you’re looking for people who are moral guides try Mother Teresa, the Pope, possibly the Queen. I don’t know, certain religious leaders from the Islamic faith.

    “It would be just as ridiculous to go to a politician for confession.”

    Not much better here is it.
    At least with Trump there was never any suggestion of this. Unlike his opposition. barring Boden as he can’t find it to pee outta.

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  7. The annual story. Nothing changes.

    His message comes as the mission’s Christmas appeal launches today.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-city-mission-bracing-toughest-christmas-in-100-years

    The mission has had its services stretched to the extreme due to the Covid-19 pandemic, well before its traditional busy Christmas period approaches.

    “At the peak of the pandemic we provided 1500 emergency food parcels a week to families in need, putting a huge strain on our food resources. Now we desperately need to replenish our stocks in preparation for Christmas,” says City Missioner Chris Farrelly.

    His message comes as the mission’s Christmas appeal launches today.

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  8. A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, right up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I would like to buy some cyanide.”
    The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”
    The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.”
    The pharmacists eyes got big and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband! That’s against the law! I’ll lose my license! They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”
    The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife.
    The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, “Well now. That’s different. You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”

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  9. As the head of a management team for a District Health Board I often have to make difficult decisions regarding the allocation of limited funds.

    For instance, recently I had to make a choice: spend 250 thousand dollars on experimental cancer treatment to possibly save the life of a single child or spend it on a proven treatment for ten adult alcoholics with self-inflicted liver disease.

    In the end I spent it on a new sculpture for the foyer to show visitors that our hospital is a centre for excellence.

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  10. This MIQ slot allocation system is going to go tits-up toot sweet. I was just listening to a caller on the tranny. He has a friend who went to the States to witness the election first hand (Trump fan). While she was there they brought in the MIQ allocation system. She got as far as Dubai on her way home, and was not allowed to board her NZ flight. The earliest slot that she’s been able to get in MIQ here, is early Feb. She’s been in Dubai airport for four days, and has no visa for UAE. How many people can afford to be stuck in another country for 3 months; that’s if she’s allowed out of the airport.

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  11. …..”Experts say Pfizer’s results appear to be robust in clinical trial terms. Among the more than 43,500 subjects who were enrolled in the vaccine trial, 94 cases of COVID-19 appeared. “……

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-11-09/hiltzik-pfizer-coronavirus-covid19-vaccine-news-encouraging

    Meanwhile, unvaccinated Londoners have 150 cases per 100,000. Might be better to join the Poms than get a dodgy shot of chipped vaccine.

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  12. Spitting Image really are taking the proverbial out of the Mad Queen. 😂😂

    Jacinda Ardern portrayed singing about euthanising elderly people in latest Spitting Image sketch

    Jacinda Ardern has been portrayed singing about euthanising elderly people to a Mary Poppins tune in the latest sketch from Spitting Image, after New Zealanders voted to legalise euthanasia in a referendum.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/jacinda-ardern-portrayed-singing-euthanising-elderly-people-in-latest-spitting-image-sketch?auto=6208454925001

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    • All RINO’s in Farrar’s suggested Republicans?

      US Election: Why a top US Democrat is retweeting a National Party pollster
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/11/us-election-why-a-top-us-democrat-is-retweeting-a-national-party-pollster.html

      David Farrar, a well-known New Zealand political commentator, posted a tweet on Monday posing his suggestions for Presidential-elect Joe Biden’s new cabinet.

      Some of his recommendations were former presidential candidate Mitt Romney for secretary of state, attorney Geoffrey Berman as attorney-general, retired US army general David Petraeus for director of national intelligence and retired politician Paul Ryan in charge of trade – all staunch Republicans.

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      • The “dream cabinet” suggestion received a lot of attention – including that of Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar.

        Omar retweeted the post, adding her own comment to it.

        “Suggesting Democrats appoint Republicans to the most important Cabinet positions, is the same as winning a championship and being asked to give it to the losing team.

        “It’s just insane – knock it off.”

        Omar made global headlines as the first Somali American and the first woman of colour to represent Minnesota in Congress. She is also part of a group of Congresswomen dubbed the ‘Squad’ – four women of colour under 50 who hold seats in the House of Representatives.
        ———————————————-
        What is this thing women of colour.
        Don’t our whitey woman have a colour?

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  13. TVNZ reported “there is no evidence” of voting discrepancies.

    BREAKING: AG Barr Authorizes Federal Prosecutors to Pursue “Substantial Allegations” of Voting Irregularities Before 2020 Election is Certified
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-ag-barr-authorizes-federal-prosecutors-pursue-substantial-allegations-voting-irregularities-2020-election-certified/

    “Voters in Pennsylvania were held to different standards simply based on how they chose to cast their ballot, and we believe this two-tiered election system resulted in potentially fraudulent votes being counted without proper verification or oversight,” Matt Morgan, Trump’s general counsel said.

    The Trump campaign is seeking an emergency injunction to stop Pennsylvania officials from certifying Joe Biden’s victory.

    Poll watchers in Wayne County filed a lawsuit alleging Detroit officials knowingly committed mass voter fraud.

    There are other allegations of voter fraud in Clark County, Nevada, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Atlanta, Georgia.

    Project Veritas has released videos of USPS whistleblowers in Pennsylvanian and Michigan claiming their supervisors told them to backdate ballots.

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  14. Big mess for Cindy and co to deal with. Time for the PM to visit the disastrous flooding in Napier.

    New drone footage shows Napier neighbourhood, local park inundated with flood water

    Incredible drone footage taken this morning over Napier shows a whole neighbourhood inundated with flood water from yesterday’s storm.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-drone-footage-shows-napier-neighbourhood-local-park-inundated-flood-water?auto=6208522210001

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