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  1. Lower Speed Limits just madness. That Genter woman will love this. There are enough slow drivers in NZ as it is.

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      • Most speed limits have no safety component at all, they are simply yet another way busy-body local government meddlers can tell other people what to do.

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        • I have personally witnessed the aftermath of a young boy (perhaps 7 or 8) getting hit by a car at 40kpmh. It wasn’t pretty. IOW 40kpmh is a dangerous speed.

          If Genter wants to get a zero road toll as proclaimed, there aren’t many choices available.

          1. Remove all roads. You’d think would be utterly stupid but with the Greens, being stupid is their motto, so this could definitely be a possibility. Also, the Greens love railways and hate roads: no roads, no road toll.

          2. Reduce speed to a meandering human walking gait. Even running speed is potentially dangerous to a human. As I said yesterday, the Green definition of the Precautionary Principle cannot allow for any risk. Admittedly, even a meandering human gait could technically result in road deaths, e.g. getting hit by a ten wheeler and going under the tires.

          Sadly, the NZ Herald article is behind a paywall, so it’s hard to guess what madness they’re trying to push at the moment.

          So, I agree with you, except no (current) public road speed limits have a safety component. I haven’t a clue how they came by the current limits because safety wasn’t one of them.

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          • All cars must be preceded by a person waving a red flag. The person must not walk too fast.

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            • Given the Luddite thinking of the Greens, returning to those types of laws would come as no surprise.

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              • All for one, except the greenies, because they are special and need to get there fast like Helen!

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                • I’m sure Greenies prefer to fly if they can, no matter how short the distance, e.g. Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director. Of course, our own James Shaw is also a bit of hypocrite.

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      • What about those that have no predictable, variable speed? The people who sit at 10km/h to 20km/h under the target except when you hit passing lanes? The ones that keep right instead of keeping left?

        You can have high speeds – they’re not the problem. It’s the very Kiwi concept though of “I’m the King of the Road, fuck the rest of you; you can wait behind me” that is the biggest danger.

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        • I agree, a large number of NZ drivers are pig ignorant of any sort of road etiquette.

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          • That’s being generous. Some of them are arseholes, especially the ones Pascal first outlined. The fastest I’ve ever driven was passing one of those yoyo drivers. I’d sat behind him for 5km easily. He’d do 80kmph when I couldn’t pass and 120kmph when I could. Eventually I came across a long enough straight. He went at least to 140kmph, whereas I just kept on going (I’m not going to skite about how fast I went).

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              • Are you thinking differently today? What is wrong with the way that you think? Wrong think is wrong. :0.

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              • At the time, something powerful (and politically incorrect). Now I drive family car and cannot go that fast anymore.

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            • I’ve come across those. They do it on purpose, deliberately daring you to go faster than they do. I drive a politically incorrect and rather quick V8-powered saloon though. But I’m not going to skite either.

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            • Happened to me coming back from the Manawatu as well. A young lad that struggled on the open road, but would go full throttle on the passing lanes. I was driving a 67 Notchback at the time so by the second or third passing lane of trying to be legal I decided to just go for it. Unfortunately, just as I’m passing him a police officer came over the hill and I got pulled over.

              Policewoman’s response to my explanation: “Pull over, wait for him to get far ahead and then continue your journey.”

              ?!?

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      • That would be me! I go insane when slow f*ckers won’t pull over. 60-70 kph on the open highway. Grrr! I start having fantasies about James Bond-style rockets come out my headlights and destroying the bastard slowing me up. Take THAT!

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        • Hate speech? Is that like ‘herd of cows?’ I do not hate speech at all, nor cows.

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        • Driving down the Hamilton side of the Kaimais is a hairy experience with very steep winding roads, lots of traffic and lots of trucks. You have to have your wits about you and there are lots of broken roadside fences where people have misjudged. The trucks have short ‘slow vehicle bays’ but plently of time for 2-3 cars to zip past while they pull over. The other day we got stuck behind a car driving at 65km who tentatively began to pass one of these trucks in a slow bay, we followed but the bloke was going so slowly that we nearly got squeezed by the 40 ton truck that needed to re-enter the roadway. The bloke was oblivious to the accident he’d nearly caused. Driving slowly is not driving safely.

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      • The trouble is the nanies that are too scared to pass a truck and sit on their bumper till you get to a passing lane and then cruise happily at 100km till the next truck! If only they would sit 100m behind the truck so everybody can pass!

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      • Agree pdm, rapidly being overtaken by the texting driver driving blind. I have now been run off the road twice by this distraction, one I managed to get off the road and pulled up, still didn’t see me.
        Speeding drivers in NZ are suprisingly only make 15% contribution to toll, alcohol and drugs the same.
        I can’t find a figure in NZ, but in the US they are saying use of mobiles is almost double these figures contributing 28%. Need cameras the same as NSW and instant loss of licence, this is a chronic problem.
        Speed limits won’t change road toll, could even make it worse.
        Maybe everyone caught is given a blindfold and told to drive, because that is what they are in fact doing.

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        • I’m on a motorcycle most days nowadays, so you get a damn decent perspective on traffic flow. It’s very easy to spot the idiots on their phone. They’re the ones causing tailbacks, not keeping up with traffic, erratic in their lanes, etc. I file at least one *555 / Police Online report per trip for those idiots. It probably doesn’t help, but I’m hoping at least its on their record when they apply for insurance, etc.

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  2. Is there nothing these stupid socialists will leave alone? They are determined to change our society into one of the Nanny state. Imagine driving on the open road at 60km an hour, and 30 in the city. Constant denial leads to rebellion so the socialists better watch out. Surely COL voters will notice all these changes soon, petrol prices up road user charges up and all the other taxes they have implemented will hit hard. They give the beneficiaries with one hand but take more with the other. Now this stupidity. Bloody hell where is it going to end. COME ON OPPOSITION for goodness sake do something.

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    • Bus lanes taking up space full of empty buses with tinted window screens so we can’t see inside.
      Empty cycle lanes.
      Build them and will not come.

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    • I think you’ll find COL voters will say: “We need the government to fix these high prices”. And Labour will say: “We’re going to investigate those petrol companies; they’re fleecing the people” and the sheep will go “Baaaah, thaaaank you Jaaaacindaaaa.”

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    • NZTA Says Speed Limits on Most NZ Roads Are Too High:
      https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/speed-limits-too-high-most-roads-nzta

      Here you go, the socialist rule book is going to be thrown at NZ drivers. Lowering the speed limit on the majority of roads will just cause more frustration in more drivers. It is not speed that is the problem, it is the poor driving of many who don’t appear to have the confidence or skill to handle intersections, roundabouts, heavy traffic or have a long enough concentration span to stay aware of what is happening around their vehicle.

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      • In some respects, the CoL implementing this on 87% of roads would be even better for us from a political point of view than even them pushing a CGT. It would have to be the most assured way to commit political suicide going.

        I hope Genter pushes this stupidity.

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        • I agree it is stupidity of the highest order. Simply not practical to reduce speed limits to the extent suggested by NZTA. There is no reason to as they are limits, not targets. You drive to conditions, not the limit.

          That Associate Minister Genter thinks it is a good idea confirms it is not.

          Not all travel is about commuting. I do a fair amount of open road travel and the 80 Kph limit in the Dome Valley, North of Auckland, irritates every time. A trip I make is from Gisborne to Whangarei. A long day and the mindless speed reduction does not help on top of the other various mindless speed reductions on the route.

          Wonder how Stan Semenoff, a large trucking operator and supporter of list MP and Provincial Growth Fund Champion Shane Jones, sees it. The proposal will be a substantial cost increase issue for any long distance trucking operation.

          As a participant in this democracy, I totally reject the speed limit reduction proposal. It should be abandoned.

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    • Guns. Those 1080 protesters are fucking nuts and have shot at choppers and tried poisoning DOC workers

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        • I have it on good authority that the Government is about to take into its hands a large number of guns currently under private ownership. Wouldnt put it past them to somehow sell them back to itself to hide the budget hole. Or maybe to the Venezuelan Government

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  3. There were, as of May 2019, 328,915,700 people in the USA.

    How come whenever the country does anything the slime doesn’t like only one of those 328,915,700, Mr Trump, is to blame?

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  4. All these limp-wristed Trump protesters are really saying a huge “F*ck You” to 70 million or so Americans who voted him in. The Deplorables. Damn that thing called democracy.

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    • The left hate it when the Alinsky tactics are used against them

      This is the only way to suppress the violence being fomented by the current lunatic left, the huge white whale in this clip has been outed for her shrieking and abusive behaviour. She was outed (surprise surprise she’s an NHS worker) and now she’s full of remorse and wants to be rational and everyone to lay off the nastiness to her and her family.

      https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1135981688226504707

      A bit late now isn’t it. For the past 5 years the “go after the person, people hurt more than ideas do” Alinksky rule has been applied to anyone who dares speak out against the madness of the Left? The vile left are happy to dish it out, but not so happy to be treated in the same way.

      This has to be the new normal for the centre right, bullies hate being bullied back. After a while, their bullying will stop – but if you always turn the other cheek, it empowers and emboldens them. I predict the next general election in NZ will see a lot of eggs and milkshakes thrown at Seymour and anyone who leans right of centre. One wonders how long that tactic would last if every time socialist Cindy or Jimmy Two Mums was in public they experienced the same eggy or milky right to express a dissenting view?

      Got to beat them at their own game before a higher road gets taken!

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    • But it might pay for more people to take note of what his election strategist has to say about what they are doing so different this time. With more time to prepare as well as an early start they have already amassed over 95 million with direct contact. Meanwhile the Dems are offering up a lot of laughs from a crowded field of fools.

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  5. I just read an email addressed to old farts saying “Stop Elder Abuse, Speak Up”.

    The worst “elder abuse” in New Zealand is the increase in taxes, particularly fuel and road taxes, being carried out by the current government.

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  6. Yesterday Stuff came up with a story, fresh off the press, about how Kiwisavers were getting caught with the wrong tax code and punished.
    Two weeks earlier at 11.45 a.m. on 21st May I posted, on this site, the same story. I even wrote that
    “You saw it here first”.

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  7. A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his attractive blonde female neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox. She opened it then closed and went back into the house.

    A little later she came out of her house again and went to the mail box. She opened and shut it again. Angrily, she went back to the house.

    As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn she came out again, marched to the mail box, opened it and then slammed it harder than ever.

    Puzzled by her actions the man asked her: “Is something wrong?”

    To which she replied: “There certainly is! My stupid computer keeps saying: ‘You’ve got mail!’”

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    • I get “Flights from Auckland Airport delayed due to poor weather” when I open that link. With the MSM, you never know what level they’ll go to smear Trump, so it wouldn’t surprise me to find some Leftard blaming Trump for bad weather in Auckland (NZ).

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      • Daughters partner went to Aus yesterday. 1hr delay in Auk. 1hr delay on the plane in Bris because someone puking. Missed on going connection. Just as well there was half a doz going to work!

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  8. Re Road Speeds and Crashes
    I’d like to see a proper breakdown of the cause of every fatal crash.
    So we can judge if its speed, asian drivers, drunk drivers, road conditions, weather, police pursuits, car races, drugged drivers, suicide, heart attack, falling asleep, over loaded vehicle, maori, etc etc.

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    • The problem with that is Mr. Plod is usually lazy and puts down ‘speed’ for everything. Technically this is correct, since at least one vehicle has to have been moving for a fatal crash to occur, however, it is also worthless unless speed was actually an important factor.

      IOW, the report you’re after will almost certainly give you a lot of false positives over speed.

      BTW, speed cannot kill. It is physically impossible for speed to kill (speed lacks mass). For example, we’re constantly being bombarded by neutrinos that are either travelling at the speed of light or close to the speed of light…yet they don’t kill us.

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      • A cop friend of mine is not happy enforcing the 4 K tolerance as he is sick and tired being abused by good citizens who are usually law abiding.

        He now turns a Nelsons eye as it’s not worth the grief and the shocking public relations.

        A further reduction in the speed limit is going to be impossible to enforce.

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        • Would be time to drive an old clunger with no liecence, rego, wof.!
          Get pulld ever and towed, just go by another clunger, just like the benes

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    • Far to logical an action for the COL as it would detract from their narrative as well as that ideology master they follow. It begs the obvious question. Just what do their Serious Accident Unit do? All the relevant data must be collected and could even be handled by a simple spread sheet. Then again it might not be in their interest to be too open and transparent to reveal the truth.

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  9. A while back (6 months) I gave up facebook. Which was a bloody good thing because I would have been banned for my reaction to the SLG’s reaction to Brenton Tarrant’s massacre of Muslims in Christchurch. Since then I have been talking to people on the side about current issues and I have noticed that a lot more people are becoming more militant and angry in the way they are being treated by this Government. Due to the fact that this is not online anymore, there is a simmering undercurrent of anger that the powers that be have no way of tracking.
    Well done Labour. Another own goal.

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    • I would also like to know if there’s any truth to the rumour that (I heard the number 4) several of the Mosque victims were currently on a terror watch list. I mean transparency is a big word so probably very hard for a commie bitch to understand the meaning of, but it’s a good thing when applied correctly.

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      • Our understanding of transparency and Cindy’s understanding of transparency are completely different things. Her understanding relates to anything benefiting the implementation of her socialist ideology. Cindy does not acknowledge the truth everyone else can see and resorts to frowny face and “um, ah…” sprinkled through her lefty speak.

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        • Possibly her definition of “open and transparent” is being a space cadet? You know, nothing between the ears, so she is both open and transparent…

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      • It was reported, rightly or wrongly that caches were purged to obscure that information, so you are not the only one that heard similar.

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    • It was that simmering undercurrent of anger that voted for Brexit, voted for The Donald and voted for Scott Morrison.

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      • New Zealand is different though to all of those. Our simmering undercurrent is the productive who are tired of having their hard work stolen by others. We have far too many unproductive relying on the government to have that level of change, I think.

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    • Similar. I found myself arguing with Labour supporters on Facebook and after a certain level of density, I found it more productive to try and have a rational conversation with my coffee mug. Plus, a few feral ones managed to track me down outside of discussion boards and were heading down the path of real world consequences for me and my family because I hold a different political opinion to them.

      It did firmly cement the view that Lefties are the biggest collection of racist, bigoted, violent thugs that you can ever hope to find. Not even that mythical white supremacist has a patch on a woke trougher.

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      • I lost one of my best friends of 20 years because I posted memes about Meteria stealing from the poor to live in her castle and I pointed out she was nothing but a lying fucking fraud. Speaking of which, SURELY she has been to court for benefit fraud by now?
        BTW it wasnt so much me losing the friend which pissed me off, I was pretty ambivalent but she was an “Aunty” to my kids and they all lost someone they cared about.

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    • Part of a decent burger is a good bun. Nothing worse than cheap disintegrating white buns as you try and eat a great filling. Try warmed Ciabatta buns, they hold together and are delicious.

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      • There’s a burger place in Salamanca Place, or was there a few years ago. John … no, Jack Green! They had the perfect bun and definitely one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Soft with that crispy edge, held together well. I think I might be drooling now.

        I’ll try the Ciabatta one next time, thanks Waikatogirl!

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      • Got to agree with waikatogirl, Ciabatta buns are the bomb for burgers especially if you still have teeth.

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          • I never thought of you as being a yuppie. Burgers are eaten in your hands. No other way.

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            • Missus likes to do them then shout at me I would pay 30 fucking dollars for that at a shop so I better be fucking grateful.

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  10. Storm warning for the upper North Island this afternoon, thunderstorms and torrential rain.Gale force winds tonight. Inside day if possible.

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  11. I’m not a religious person but I’m saying a few prayers that the SSC confirms that Robbo has been telling porkies.

    I doubt if Cindy will be caught out but Robbo is a different matter.. His story does not pass the smell test… if necessary he will take one for Cindy…

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  12. I’ve just read that the USA now requires ALL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT DETAILS, EMAILS and 5 YEARS’ WORTH OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS from anybody applying for a US visa!

    They say that at this stage it is ‘unlikely to apply’ to people wanting to go there on holiday…. but who knows how this will pan out in the future?

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/391191/new-us-visa-rules-to-only-affect-a-few-new-zealanders

    Well, I’ve got a message for the USA. Fuck off and take your stinking useless culture with you. You’re not worth a piece of shit and you’re displaying all the desperation of an empire in its death throes. Assholes.

    I’m sure any intelligent person could wipe all data off their phone etc and then re-load it later at their leisure, so the yanks’ stupidity will only harm their international image and it will achieve nothing of value. Quite the opposite.

    As far as I’m concerned, I’m not interested in ever going to the USA again and they can shove their stupid country up their arses.

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    • Interesting discussion on Magic Radio last night with the push overseas for a cashless society. Strong pushback from prominent states in the USA against the demise of cash. Not all are going quietly into the night with the plans for electronic tracking of income sources, what, how and when we all spend every cent.

      Sweden and some other countries are well on the way to cashless societies:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5d65ftLfQU

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    • Bad, but not as terrible as Radio New Zealand seems to make out. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-department-now-requires-us-visa-applicants-to-share-social-media-accounts-2019-06-01/

      It’s your own email addresses and phone numbers for the past five years. Along with various social media account usernames. You’re not having to provide the actual data, though they can always check social media accounts. You’d hope email content would be a tad more difficult for them to read.

      Still, I haven’t been interested in travelling to the US due to all the intrusive aviation changes post 911.

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        • Then you wont know that the literal Nazis are in power at the moment and the streets of LA are knee deep in vagrant shit.

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        • Nothing Sooty, I imagine you are not their target market. Like me I have nothing to hide, they can have my passwords, uninteresting as the content would be. Might try it out in a few months with a possible trip for a few days of warmth in Hawaii?

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  13. Talk of the upcoming cabinet reshuffle has Twyford possibly removed from Cabinet or at least have the housing portfolio removed from him. Chris Faafoi as a possible addition to Cabinet, but he cannot replace the seat vacated by Clare Curran as you can’t replace one gender with another. The Maori caucus are fighting for Mega Fightery to return to full duties, and there are questions over the abilities of David Clarke, health portfolio and Sepaloni and her social welfare portfolio.

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    • Who in their right mind would want to take over from that idiot?
      Maybe someone who is leaving at the next election could be bribed!
      But that carpark puddle is too shallow
      What would Labour do with the idiot as he is out of there no matter what at the election!
      Would he be a festering sore on the backbench?

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    • I hope Ardern keeps the evil ones and the idiots there. It will just make people tend to vote against them more.

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  14. Another prediction for the end of the world. Apparently, it’s longer than Alexandia Occasio-Cortez’s 12 years but we’re doomed by 2050. (It’s when anti-Christ will make his appearance, nah, I’m kidding, it’s climate change)

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/civilization-could-crumble-by-2050-if-we-dont-stop-climate-change-now-new-paper-says/ar-AACoQPF?ocid=spartandhp

    Just like all the returns of Jebus, the climate change finale keeps changing. It’s amazing how much their respective belief systems align.

    “We’re doomed I tell ye.”

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    • I still have 50 kerosene heaters left over from the 70s when we were all told we were entering an ice age and had 20 years left to live.

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    • “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind”- George Wald, Harvard Biologist, Earth Day, (1970).

      They’ve moved off soapboxes with long hair and robes and are now wearing lab coats or walking around in parliament, but the principle is unchanged. The barefoot hairies have predicting the end of civilisation for as long as we’ve been shaved and had our tails chopped off. And if their predictions fail, they come up with new predictions. Because the science is settled. And well known. And the rest of us are deniers.

      But wait, there’s more:

      “The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population”
      – Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man”, (1971)

      Peter Creswell has a delicious collection of doom merchants predicting our end over the ages.

      http://pc.blogspot.com/2018/12/david-attenborough-sky-is-falling.html

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      • Funnily enough the sun has just entered a period of solar minimum. Probably not a portent unless it lasts a few years

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    • ok he is paid so is considered that makes him professional, but still a security guard.
      A question arises, was he well trained?
      Able to spend time at a firing range with plenty of ammunition, and go through training programs.

      Was certain equipment for him, like automatic, semi automatic heavy hitting weapons supplied.
      Was any Kevlar or body armour part of his uniform.

      Or was he just a glorified patsy of a security guard, set up, to show that the authorities care.
      —————–

      Look at the policies of dealing with juvenile delinquents, and then understanding the consequences as NZ also seems to be going down the same path.

      Maria Schneider, head of the juvenile unit in the Broward State Attorney’s Office, who called the program “a work in progress”:

      We’ve accomplished reducing the arrests. Now it’s “how do we keep that up without making the schools a more dangerous place.”

      https://www.redstate.com/sarah-rumpf/2018/02/27/the-broward-sheriffs-juvenile-arrest-conspiracy-might-actually-be-true/

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  15. I see the fuckers at stuff. Co have a survey on climate change. They need a good response from us skeptics

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    • hahaha..
      I started filling in the survey, until I got to the bits where they wanted ideas about what to write.
      Clearly they have no clues about the science, current research, and even how to write topical, interesting copy.

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  16. I see that the NSW Police are at the ABC news offices in Sydney. They had someone like Nicky Hagar with a Afgahn info leak they are looking into a journalist!

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  17. I just caught up with speculation about NZTA suggesting lower speed limits.
    I don’t bother much with NZ Fake ‘news’ so had to make a journey into the labyrinth of NZ media filth to see this.

    NZTA:
    This is the same organisation that:-
    >> completely stuffed up on driver licensing despite being advised and given specific situations of such more than 6 years ago but did nothing.
    >> Stuffed up on the issuing of Warrants of Fitness so that lots of not necessarily safe cars were on the roads. I remember as a barman over 30 years ago one could buy false WOF stickers in the pub. NZTA were not much ahead of this old practice.
    >> NZTA were meant to have quality assurance over the Kapiti Expressway so that it could support 110km/hr vehicles but it was falling apart after months – in other words a piece of crap from day one. Massive fail by NZTA who clearly don’t understand QA or much else.
    >> Their CEO, Fergus Gammie, had to stand down last December because of his incompetence and constant stream of stuff ups.
    >> Their Chairman Stiassny stood down a few weeks ago (is he related to ex-con Alex Sweny, the crooked critter funded by Auckland Council, missing the E)

    NZTA can simply fuck off and get their corrupt incompetent house in order, do the things they are meant to do correctly the first time, and then maybe start tossing out these distractions.
    Perhaps they could get Joanne Harrison, formerly a crook at the Ministry of Transport, to help out when she gets out of jail!
    It seems to suit their standard of operation.

    What a collection if dickheads.
    Chuck this in with Gabby Makhlouf and the public service is really playing up under a bunch of massively failing dishonest Govt Ministers of the Crown.
    There is no taxpayer protection and National are standing around with their Dick in hand. The dodgy licences was well underway under their watch and they did nothing.
    A circus is fun.
    This is not.
    A note to NZTA >> STFU

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  18. This business of slower speed limits was thrust on the ratepayers of Hastings District Council a couple of years ago.They targeted a number of rural roads, typically feeder roads and went through a so called ‘consultation’ process.Of course there was little resistance as people are too busy, don’t see what is being done by the control freaks or feel that making a submission is a waste of time.
    Needless to say we now have ‘safer speed ‘ roads, mainly 80 kph, that used to be 100 kph.It is really annoying as a slow driver can go 60-70 k and hold everyone up.On many of these roads there was no need to change the speed limit.It is out and out control from the lefties on council.
    A cycling clip on was added to the bridge down the road at a cost of $300,000.I have seen two cyclists on it over three years.

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  19. Typical of the lard arsed, socialist mind trainers. They’ve come up with a novel way to deny kids an education, take time off & get paid for it:

    …..”More than 1000 year 9 students across Northland went without lessons as teachers took the first step in a month-long series of proposed industrial action………..

    ……. given the action only affects one year group at a time and will not affect the full school day for teachers, striking teachers will still be getting paid.”……

    Unionised scum. The meatworkers’ unions have more class!

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12237171

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    • I get the impression you don’t like teachers… However, it will be interesting to see if the unions cave like the nurses one did, with many nurses leaving feeling betrayed by the union. That’s why I won’t join the union, as they actually are more concerned about their own well being and keeping Labour in power. Rolling year level strikes actually are a waste of time, especially once the kids are over 14.

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      • …..”I get the impression you don’t like teachers”…..

        Never found much to like about any of the no-hopers I’ve had anything to do with…….as a pupil, parent or grandfather. In my stint of eighteen years driving a stock truck I was forced to belong to the commie Northern Drivers Union so I don’t think much of unions either.

        Though I wonder that you don’t join if only for the safety afforded if one of your pupils decides on a vendetta & falsely accuses you of deviant behaviour. God knows that we have few enough male pedagogues & we can’t afford to lose any more.

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    • Twelve bloody kids! Between egg fertilisation & childbirth she must have spent most of her life with her legs in the air.

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      • Sounds like sperm just lands in her lap
        so to speak!

        Every sperm is sacred
        Every sperm is great
        If a sperm is wasted,
        God gets quite irate

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  20. Time to tellstuff.co.nz to fuck off. That’s the last time I will ever visit that site I did their Climate questionaire and noticed they don’t allow dissent. However, I feel we need to do more than just avoid the site. We need to target their advertisers. A newsite that has predetermined an acceptable viewpoint on a contentious scientific debate does not deserve to remain as a going concern. And the people who fund such an abomination need to be targeted as well. I want to be informed by science and good scientific enquiry and the scientific method, not by some jacked up smart arse with an agenda. So Fuck them, their owners, writes and advertisers.

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    • Social legislation can NOT repeal physical Laws. 🙂

      King Canute’s advisors, experts, sooth sayers, “trough yay sayers”, town criers, etc. could not stop King Canute’s feet getting wet, as he showed up their powerlessness, lack of knowledge and narcissism.

      Drown them at the feet of King Canute.
      None of those in the trough went in front of the King to stem the tide, even though they said they believed.

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    • I agree we all need to tell Stuff and the Herald to Fuck Off.
      Both sites are also infested with mosque attack stories every day.
      Plus the off story about Ardern and her family.

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  21. NZ is poor at productivity but wow all that money going to mental health.
    2 billion extra in the next few years.
    Is it being used efficiently?

    This was at the bottom of a Stuff column recently.
    There are just too many players in the market IMHO .
    Surely there is duplication of service and if you are not thinking straight it must be rather difficult to pick the right one.

    Little doubt this could be cut down to at least single figures in a country of less than 5 million people.
    Most numbers are free-to-call 0800 numbers so it is not like a toll call is required.
    Too much I say.

    BEGINS:
    WHERE TO GET HELP:
    1737, Need to talk? – Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor
    Depression.org.nz – 0800 111 757 or text 4202
    Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
    Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 for people up to 18 years old. Open 24/7.
    Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz, or find online chat and other support options here.
    What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling available Monday-Friday, noon–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 3pm–10pm daily.
    thelowdown.co.nz – Web chat, email chat or free text 5626
    Supporting Families in Mental Illness – 0800 732 825.
    WHERE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE CAN GET HELP:
    Rape Crisis – 0800 88 33 00 (Will direct you to a nearby centre), follow link for information on local helplines
    Victim Support – 0800 842 846 (24hr service)
    The Harbour, online support and information for those affected by harmful sexual behaviour
    Women’s Refuge (For women and children) – crisis line available on 0800 733 843
    Safe to talk – 0800 044 334, text 4334 or web chat
    Male Survivors Aotearoa (For men) – follow link for regional helplines
    WHERE TO GET HELP FOR EATING DISORDERS:
    1737 – free call or text 24 hours a day to talk to a counsellor
    Healthline – 0800 611 116, available 24/7
    EDANZ – 0800 2 EDANZ – Support for family of those with an eating disorder.
    If you think you are suffering from an eating disorder, see your GP immediately for a referral to specialist services.
    If it is an emergency click here to find the number for your local crisis assessment team. In a life-threatening situation call 111.

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    • Yes whilst I agree Mental Health is a problem, as is family violence and street violence.
      How does just giving money to various groups stop it?
      Who actually benefits the victim or the person or organisation employed giving the help?

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  22. And on the 8th day, Allah said women are only useful for shagging & must roam the planet wearing ugly black bin liners.

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  23. Nice to see all you fuckers again.
    Sanity prevails where brave men dare speak the truth. (c) BallSack 2019

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    • I had a feeling you’d catch up with us Ballsack. Welcome to the last bastion of free speech. ?

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      • At least until the next surge and we have to fall back to the Rhine. Cheers Nasska, tips glass. Tally Ho!

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    • Welcome Agent
      Now you realise that the first 30 in the door are free and then after that all newcomers have to shout a round!
      The more that come before you, the bigger the round you have to shout.
      I’ll have a virtual Macs Hop rocker thanks 🙂

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      • I never shout. I let my cold bloodshot eyes let everyone know silently and also dramatically upon the pain of death my religion forbids it. (Yes. I am Scottish)

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  24. So, for the last many years I’ve been collecting Banana Points at Mighty Ape – from the good old days when they had their brick and mortar store on Dominion Road with launch parties and all that fun video game shit. They’ve announced they’re closing the progam after years of only being able to refund them for an iPad cover and will trade them in for a Primate membership. Fair enough, at least something right?

    I did the math though and it works out to a return of around 0.18% on a dollar spent. That seems pretty poor for a loyalty program, especially when even the bloody banks give you a 1% return. I wrote to them and explained how I arrived at the numbers and said that while I’m a happy customer and will remain so, this is probably the worst loyalty program I’ve seen.

    What surprised me is they actually took the time to respond and there was a level of explanation, a level of additional benefit that *could* be realised and an acceptance that not all programs fit everyone well and that they understand it seems underwhelming. (But that the iPad cover was infinitely worse, agreed)

    It’s good to see them, as a retailer, actually respond to what was more just an interesting commentary on the change (Not even a gripe, truth be told)

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    • Getting customer service anywhere is a minor miracle. Support local small companies because they will give you more in service than any large company will. I go to a small garage near me for all my car work and they don’t have the tendency to “see a sucker coming” that chain type stores often do. Or the tight time frames that lead to fuck ups. Other that Countdown I rarely collect points on anything because the $ to point ratio is unworthwhile

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