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  1. Let’s hope the AMERICANS win the cup back ,normal high tech monohulls of 100 foot long in tacking duels etc will be far more satisfying to me rather than the frickin semi aircraft they are racing now, the next step for these foiling yachts will be to put a bloody great supercharged diesel engine into the things,LOL.

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      • I am a stupid boy , and of course there will be none of them still sailing in five years as there are other old cup boats sailing all over the world because they will have all fallen apart . seriously, the race between two hi tech 100 foot monohull yachts is far more appealing than these flying machines with their prima donna crews dressed in gear that costs more than a lot of people spend buying their cars,
        Wasn’t it the yanks that started this B/S with Dennis Conners catamaran? so It’s fitting that they are going to go back to conventional sailing yachts if they win the cup,Yeeee haaa.

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      • One thing in the world where we, (NZ), lead with technology.
        They are fast 100 MPH, and dangerous I’d guess.
        The high tek is amazing stuff.
        Think about the hundreds of ideas and inventions that came from Nasa going to the moon.
        That’s what the real prize is for NZ.
        Hi tech people doing high tech stuff that raises our standard of living.
        And, not controlled by the fucking communists.

        The Americans only want to go back because they are Rino’s.
        Not to be trusted. Its in the the race history since the races began.
        Its still a mono hull. Just a very smart one.

        Peter Beck is No.1 in the space race these days and this boat is no.1 in the yatch world.
        Lots more to come.

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  2. Today is the day voter fraud goes mainstream in Georgia

    Today – the world goes full Monty Python. We have both parties in the US, contesting two senatorial seat run-offs in a completely shambolically broken electoral system. It is a system that allows:
    – crims to vote (but only for Dems)
    – children to vote (but only for Dems)
    – dead people to vote (but only for Dems)
    – more votes than voters (but only for Dems)
    – for votes for which there is ‘no chain of custody’ (but only for Dems)
    – open fraudulent ballot harvesting
    – only Dems to protest and litigate against things they see as unfair

    And this election will decide whether the US destroys itself and eventually whether all my rights and freedoms (on the other side of the world) get extinguished over the next 5 years.

    2021 is shaping up to be a great year!

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    • The Democrats are at it again. Dominion voting machines are breaking down –but just in strong Republican precincts !!! The voters are told to leave their votes in a box and they will be scanned later. We will have to introduce them to Tui ads.

      I think we can safely say the USA has become the most corrupt place in the world –at least in the political arena.

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    • Showing up arrogance, the flawed framing of questions,
      This is how to handle those pesky interviewers, and still get the number of your points across.

      Chuck Todd [talking head] up against Senator Johnson of Wisconsin.
      https://youtu.be/yiobX3EvPKA
      9 mins 21 secs : • Jan 3, 2021

      The arrogance of this NBC celebrity is calmly countered by the un-flustered Senator, stayed on subject who kept making some great points through out, and nor take any “gotcha” bait.

      The Senator countered the previous Dr, Fauci interview, with wanting further studies on current in use medicines. for early treatment of Covid.
      Showed that an audit of the election is needed for “election integrity” to bring transparency.
      Hunter Biden’s lap top investigation delayed, nor talked about in the media.
      Pointed out the media light & fan flames on issues, and in doing so, have lost credibility.
      The Senator circles the points right back on Chuck Todd, ever;y time. and kept taking back the narrative. 🙂

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      • Answer:
        China made remarkable progress in the 1960s in developing nuclear weapons. In a thirty-two-month period, China successfully exploded its first atomic bomb (October 16, 1964), launched its first nuclear missile (October 25, 1966), and detonated its first hydrogen bomb (June 14, 1967).

        Fifty seven years later isn’t it a bit precious for Australia to whinge and whine that China MAY be a security threat???

        Serves them bloody right!

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        • Thanks for that BGR.
          A great achievement on the bodies of up to 70 million, in the “name of peace”, starved to death, through 1959-61
          Not one cent was spent to import food for them, but to acquire that nuclear technology & tools.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine
          In the mean time the man from the government was saying “I am here to help you”.

          Late last night I commented twice on the thread where Towaka’s points on China & Tibet showing the deviousness as shown up by the International Commission of Jurists 1997.
          https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-630/#comment-114797
          That link to “Human Rights and the Rule of Law” I put is in PDF of about 380 pages, and at this stage can still be found, and is unaltered.
          Worth a skim through, though it is quite long.

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          • S1 would have a better understanding of China if he read up on the Song and early Ming dynastys.. they have more in common with modern China than the aberation of the 1949 to 1976 period.

            But as long as the West keeps thinking that China is “communist” and will collapse any minute , the more they will be surprised at China’s rise and the “knashing of teeth” will only get louder on blogs like this! “The three gorges dam is bulging” etc! said wishfully..

            In the meantime the West is having its own cultural revolution and I am not sure if we have any Deng to repair the carnage?

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            • Only in reference to the first paragraph.
              The experience of Tibetan is still in living memory.
              That 1997 report I quote from was after the very gruesome 1960 report and even as you remarked, things probably continued and probably was worse for another 15 years.

              This report was written up about 20 years after your magical fix after the “aberration of 1949-76

              Chinese allegations that the Tibetans enjoyed no human rights before the entry of the Chinese were found to be based on distorted and exaggerated accounts of life in Tibet.

              Accusations against the Tibetan “rebels” of rape, plunder and torture were found in cases of plunder to have been deliberately fabricated and in other cases unworthy of belief for this and other reasons.79 [page 66]
              https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-630/#comment-114948

              Then there is my comment there that is about 5 years ago, questioning the continuing demands and changes on Tibetan people as you refer ;-

              trouble in Tibet about 10 years ago but has now stopped most likely from using a ” carrot and stick” approach.

              10 years ago, but just ignorant of the “genocidal practices” for half a century! but just a stick & carrot approach. …… hmmmm 🙁 or is truly supremacist racist arrogance!
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              Interesting forms of sticks & carrots
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              The use of electric cattle-prods on political detainees appears to be general practice.
              Torture and other forms of ill-treatment occur in police stations upon arrest, during transport to detention facilities, in detention centres and in prisons.
              The documented methods of torture against Tibetans include beatings with chains,
              sticks with protruding nails, and iron bars, shocks applied with electric cattle-prods to sensitive parts of the body, including the genitals and mouth, hanging by the arms twisted behind the back, and exposure to cold water or cold temperatures.
              Women, particularly nuns, appear to be subjected to some of the harshest, and gender-specific, torture, including rape using electric cattle-prods and ill treatment of the breasts.

              From that 1997 report.
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              Tell me, has the tiger’s stripes really changed?
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              Doubt there was any real carrot either.
              Just “Arbeit macht frei” for other peoples and your cheap apple i pods etc..
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              Then like happened earlier in the report pulling down a Tibetan house and sounds like still continuing, then re-homing for a few $ where the Tibetan is forced to go deep into debt.

              Note what the supremacist Chinese did to the environment to wreck things for Tibetan farmers in that 1997 report laid out in my comment..
              …. most Tibetan wildlife has been destroyed and much of the forest has been cut, watersheds and hill slopes eroded and downstream flooding heightened.
              The most extensive environmental impact of Chinese practice is the widespread degradation of the rangelands, resulting in desertification of large areas until recently capable of sustaining both wild and domestic herds.
              The extent of grassland deterioration has reached a point …. [page 16]

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              To the effect on Tibetans now,

              Millions of Han Chinese have settled in Tibet and dominate the local government and economy.
              Ethnic Tibetans are now a minority by many counts.
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              The Chinese government has recently claimed that it has reduced poverty amongst Tibetans by half over a three year period.
              According to government figures, the poverty rate fell from 34 percent to 18 percent between 2010 and 2013.
              It attributes this success to pension programs aimed at supplementing income and a housing relocation program.
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              But many are skeptical of the government’s claims and the housing relocation program has attracted a lot of outside criticism.
              More than two thirds of the Tibetan population has been forcibly resettled and provided with a government subsidy to build a new house.
              But in many cases the amount of money provided was not enough to pay for the construction and many impoverished Tibetans have been forced to go deep into debt to cover the cost.
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              Many resettled farmers have lost their source of livelihood and are struggling to find other ways to earn a living.
              A lot of Tibetans are now completely dependent on government subsidies.

              So the Chinese practice ” I am here from the government to help you” and now do it this way, be a zombie, “have a lot of nothing and you will be happy” as you can depend on us, or you are simply expendable if you are in our way. ….. yeah, right …..
              Song & Ming dynasties would seem like a dream time myth for the Tibetans.

              All ok with taking over an independent country, as per figured in that 1997 report. ….
              So are you ok with that and the CCP rulers?

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            • Agree in a sense with the 2nd paragraph, as I do not think the West wants a problem with the ordinary Chinese citizen.
              They do not want a disaster 3 Gorges for the ordinary citizen nor a famine.

              It is the political elite, the ones coining it, living the dream, that has harnessed workers, enslaved but not allowed even a voice, just for the basics.

              Treating every like in the army, to produce, sacrifice, right or wrong, at all costs, will allow China to seem to rise up.
              Like the success of sacrificing that created a famine.
              The difference is now being to trade, in-debt others, but is it still a pyramid scheme, a Bernie Maddoff scheme on such a scale that will dominate the world?
              Will those debts be enforced? and at what cost to the foolish indebted.
              When I owe the bank a million or so, no problem to the bank.
              Owe a thousand million to the bank, not so much my problem with the bank, but then the bank has to follow the laws & regulations.

              Will might always be right?

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            • Agreed about the going down the “cultural revolution”, particularly the political connected pushing that.

              But the phase may not be quite turning in NZ, but elsewhere, where freedom, liberty is valued much higher.

              Even in China there is a resistance, and I do not mean just in Hong Kong.T
              That is being more fearful of the true left, seeing the problems of this new rampant but Party ok’d capitalism
              Whether it is enough I do not know?

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              • Not sure how to respond to you S1?.. your emotive laden posts are hard to digest.

                Maybe a few stories of actual life in modern China.. my wife is a property investor here, always on the look out for old houses in areas that the government might want to develop in the future. In this case the “government is your friend” as the compensation offered is the easiest money you will ever make. So the myths in the West of people being thrown out on the street when the government wants your property here are just that myths.Tibetans would get the same treatment, if not better as the minority communities in China get well treated on the whole.

                Another story is in the big garden complex where I live (5000 apartments), the government made noises about putting a road through the complex which would have had an effect on property prices. The locals organised with major protests on the adjacent main Rd and the project was quietly shelved. This “incident” would have been reported back to Beijing and to many “incidents” of this nature on your report card is the last thing an ambitious Mandarin needs!

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  3. My turn 🙂

    Brigadier General Rissole decides to inspect soldiers recovering in one of the field hospitals he commands. He marches into one of the tents, goes up to Private Mike Hunty and barks, “What’s your affliction, private?”

    Standing at attention, “Venereal warts, SIR!”

    He then asks, “And what treatment are you getting?”

    “Five minutes with the wire brush every day, SIR!”

    Finally he asks, “And what’s your ambition, soldier?”

    “To get back to the frontline, SIR!”

    He goes up to Private Saggy, “What’s your affliction, private?”

    “Chronic piles, SIR!”

    “And what treatment are you getting?”

    “Five minutes with the wire brush every day, SIR!”

    “And what’s your ambition, soldier?”

    “To get back to the frontline, SIR!”

    On it went until the officer had nearly made it through the whole ward. He goes up to Private Artimus Pyle, looking like he may die at any moment.

    Taking it down a notch, “What’s your affliction, son?”

    “Gingivitis, sir.”

    “And what treatment are you getting?”

    “Five minutes with the wire brush every day, sir.”

    “And what’s your ambition, soldier?”

    “TO GET THE WIRE BRUSH BEFORE THOSE OTHER GUYS, SIR!!”

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  4. Breathless panic headline today from Newscrub:

    The death toll in the COVID-19 pandemic is now up to at least 1.87 million, with 86.4 million confirmed infections.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/01/coronavirus-latest-on-covid-19-from-around-the-world-wednesday-january-6.amp.html

    Wow. I can certainly see why we are destroying our world civilisation over this terrifying plague.

    0.024% of the earth’s population. This is, like, umm, well anyway this is h u g e ! (if you don’t understand the concept of percentages an’ stuff, that is).

    Shit. If you’re one of the 99.98% of people who haven’t died of this horrific disease, I bet you are thanking your lucky stars you’ve got away from a near death experience, right?

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  5. Dr. Steve Turley, does note “miracles can be manufactured” in the counting of votes.

    “Democrats BRACING for DEFEAT in Georgia Senate Runoffs!!!”
    https://youtu.be/ocT5rS8haes?t=126 video starts after blurb & ads.
    12 mins 48 secs : • Jan 6, 2021

    So will they or not, be tempted, or is it now too risky?

    The rejection of irregular votes is explained a bit, in that they are not rejected is because of the rigmarole.

    Trump would be well aware the big problem are the 2 Rino Georgian Senators. 🙁 but that is the hand has been dealt, so it has to be played out.

    60% of Georgians want the legislature to be called, to hear how the election was run, but Rinos 🙁

    I can not count the votes,/chickens until I see that all are hatched, as some may just be “fairy dust”.

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    • KEA, Shrines have been built all over the planet starting with Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland to Dachau in Munich where I lived in the late 70s “Shrines” nah just reminders of what the blind German population allowed to happen in earshot of where they were living, “We didn’t know” were the words most uttered by the German people forced to confront what was happening in their backyards….anyone that denies it happened is in need of locking up and medicating..

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      • Bullshit.

        I’m am well aware of the fables manufactured by corrupt Jewish Zionists and the vile Soviets. You should be disgusted with yourself for propagating such filth you vile prick.

        The noble and enlightened Nazi were the only ones to try and stop the mass murdering Soviets, butchered over 25 million people.

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  6. This is good read from Clive Bibby

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2021/01/clive-bibby-empress-has-no-clothes.html#more

    “When l finally got to read the deliberately delayed Simpson report of the Government’s handling of the pandemic, l could understand why it wasn’t released until well after the general election.
    Even the most loyal Labour supporter would have to admit it paints a very different picture of the Prime Minister and her bunch of sycophants than the one available to voters of this mythical “Mother Teresa” when they entered the ballot boxes last year. “

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  7. Looks like big business want Biden/Harris into the WH, ASAP.
    The elite and money guys do not care who is President as long as they can control them. The voters are just an inconvenient nuisance. What was it Trump said at his rallies ? ” They are not after me they are after you, I am just in the way”. Absolutely right.

    https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/divest-150-multinational-ceos-saks-macys-pfizer-united-airlines-lyft-demand-biden-is-made-president-despite-fraud/

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  8. Shocked, Shocked to Find Europe Cutting Deals With China Behind Our Back

    Europe and China yesterday signed a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment after seven years of negotiation. Why now? As I report at Asia Times, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron pushed the deal through to pre-empt anything that the new U.S. administration might have to say on the subject.

    Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger said, “Leaders in both U.S. political parties and across the U.S. government are perplexed and stunned that the EU is moving towards a new investment treaty right on the eve of a new U.S. administration.”

    https://truepundit.com/shocked-shocked-to-find-europe-cutting-deals-with-china-behind-our-back/

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  9. Front Page : by Scott Goulet steadily upbeat.
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    Senators are pushing to delay the Jan. 6 counting of electoral votes and want the Vice President to delay the vote count for 10 to 12 days.
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    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said: “Vice President Pence, he has the authority to give that 10-day window to do what needs to get done,” “I cannot imagine when he looks at the facts he won’t vote the right way on that.”
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    Jenna Ellis suggests that VP Pence should ask legislatures in the six contested states to clarify which candidate’s slate of electors should be approved.
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    According to an analysis by the Data Integrity Group, over 432,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump during the November election—from both Election Day votes and from mail-in ballots—in at least 15 counties.
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    President Trump tweeted that he will be at the rally on Jan. 6, stressing that the 6th is an “historic day”. This is the first time that President Trump said that he will attend the rally in person.

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    “Jan 6 vote counting delayed? Inaugural Parade cancelled; 432k Votes Removed From Trump in PA”
    https://youtu.be/hx16Db6JuDc
    15 mins 07 secs. : circa 1:00pm NZ time. Wednesday 6th January 2021
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    The electoral college vote date would seem to be pushed back and may even possibly go past the 20th January.
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    Georgian state Senators slowly gathering in numbers with a letter to VP Pence to officially delay by about 10-12 days the certifying delay the vote count, so that then they can go into session.
    Other state Senators in those critical states are also looking along the same lines to get special sessions in their state.

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  10. The COVID app is down to 3000 scans per day. Given many shoppers may average going to 3 shops means there are still 1000 sheep who think this is a worthwhile activity.
    We are supposedly CCP virus free (world acclaim for our useless leader) so if they fcuk it up at the border, some people need to be keeping Tarrant company for the duration of his sentence.

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  11. WHO investigators stopped from entering Wuhan

    The World Health Organisation claims its international team of experts has been refused entry into Wuhan over a “visa clearance issue” by Chinese officials.

    Beijing has delayed the arrival of the team of 10 international scientists for several months, inundating them with a number of logistical demands and rules.

    In a rare criticism of the Asian power, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebhreyesus told reporters China’s officials were yet to finalise necessary visa clearances for the team’s arrival to the mainland.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6220483052001

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  12. The Washington DC mayor has called in The National Guard despite not doing so last year when Antifa were bashing Trump supporters.

    Trump to speak at the Stop the Steal rally tomorrow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQlLjJeKzgA
    DC to SHUT DOWN during protests? REACTION
    Newsmax TV

    As measures have been put in place to control possible animosity between demonstrators and counter-protesters during the evening and daytime events surrounding Washington DC

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  13. Rowan Atkinson: Cancel culture is a ‘medieval mob’ looking for ‘someone to burn’

    Rowan Atkinson has slammed the Cancel Culture movement, comparing it to a “medieval mob” looking for someone to burn.

    The Blackadder and Mr Bean comedian has hit out at the movement which took many scalps in his industry throughout 2020.

    Mr Atkinson told Radio Times the growing movement is stifling free speech and rejects any difference of opinion.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6220513004001

    “The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society,” he said.

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