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  1. I will be asking National candidates etc for some firm commitments before I give them any donations this election.
    I want to see a lot of reversal of COL measures.
    And a doubling down on them.
    Ie reverse the COL’s changes and make them even more right wing.
    Eg re-allow Charter schools and force some state schools to become charter schools.
    Eg bring back the sanctions on solo mums and then drop the age for back to work to 4 years old, and if they have another child then they loose the whole dpb.

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    • You are dreaming if you think any Nat will commit to anything this far out from an election. I doubt if they will do so even close to one.
      They lost my support when they voted enmass to support the COL in the removal of legal owners gun rights.
      They could have made a stand for our freedom, but instead showed us what kind of spineless fuckers they really are.

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      • NZ politics is becoming more like those of our former colonial power every day. Labour and National (Tory) are virtually indistinguishable. It will continue to get worse as we import more and more third world immigrants, especially moslems, that both parties will pander to. We desperately need a true Nationalist Populist party before it is too late but MMP is unlikely to provide that. The future for our children and grandchildren has never looked so bleak.

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    • As long as their noses are in the trough why should they care about a little thing like the welfare of the country and its people?

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  2. National will also need to get a good campaign manager, and a new advertising agency.
    Labour’s ad campaign was in your face at all the right times (for them)

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    • National won the last election.

      Maybe it’s ACT, the Maori party etc. who need to get their ACT together 😉

      As an aside, given their non-performance on freedom issues recently I doubt National will win the next election.

      Hopefully ACT will help them get over the line.

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      • Correct Tinman- National absolutely kicked Labour’s arse at the last Election.
        This seems to have been forgotten in History…

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      • Then why didn’t National form a government? They may have gotten the most votes, but they did not have enough to form a government.

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    • Who cares what he thinks? Who do these people with their green dogmas think they are telling us we should do? BUT… we love free speech so he is free to speak. Have to take it while we have it.

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    • Kiwis love it when international people come here and instantly know what is best for us. Grrrr.
      We understood 40 years ago the rivers needed to be cleaned up and set about doing so. Rivers like the Mighty Waikato were being used as a drain for all sorts of effluent. They are wonderful in comparison to where we were back then. Butt out Cameron.

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      • Wherever people live there’s always going to be at least some pollution. Farming is the backbone of NZ, and we (happily!) consume as much meat and dairy as any country in the world. We are very fortunate. It also makes NZ big $$$. Butt out Cameron indeed! Go munch on your soybeans, or better yet stand on your head in the nearest pond, until further notice.

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        • I don’t know if all these SJW complaining about farming understand farmers have to manage effluent ponds for their dairy herds sewage. There are strict rules and heavy fines for breaches. Farmers purchase vast numbers of native plants for riperian strips along their waterways to prevent leaching along with a myriad number of other ways of preventing damage to the environment. The SJW’s should be down picketing the mayor of Auckland over the state of the city’ sewage system causing discharge into the waterways and bays.

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          • Mr Cameron creates fantasy for a living.
            What makes you think he’d let a few acts get in the way of an attention-seeking ideological campaign?
            Farmers are low hanging fruit for grand-standers like Cameron, and he couldn’t risk upsetting all those townies in Auckland by asking where their sh*t goes – they’re the ones who pay to see his films.
            He’s entitled to express his opinion, and I’m entitled to think he’s a twat.

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            • Quite right to his freedom of speech Harvey, and equally I agree with you that he is a twat, an entitled one with apparently 7 homes, a private jet and plenty of idiots in Tinseltown to impress with his environmentalism. Quite honestly hubby and I stopped watching his much heralded “Avitar” movie as we thought it was CRAP.

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        • Will they tell us what the testing says before the river gets to town and again after it leaves?

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    • I see James Cameron and Peter Jackson want NZ to become an experimental Socialist paradise and ban meat and air travel etc etc
      *Of course important people like them (and Jacinda of course) will still be able to scoff veal and drink bubbles as they whoosh around the globe in the first class lounge..

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  3. There is a lot of talk here about David Farrar and Kiwiblog. While I agree with it to a large extent it does not concern me near as much as how much influence Farrar has on National policy and particularly firearm legislation.

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      • I can have no recording but it does make sense. Farrar came out immediately in favour of firearm confiscation. He does National’s internal polling. I think senior National MPs would listen to him a lot more than most National Party members.

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        • Cloixy, That is correct. However, the question is whether he just supported National’s position after they made it or did he play a major part before their position. Tend to think the former.

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  4. Family Court review calls for 70 changes costing up to $60m a year
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/392186/family-court-review-calls-for-70-changes-costing-up-to-60m-a-year
    “The Family Court system is not fit for purpose, with the radical reforms of 2014 delivering few of the promised benefits for parents and children and actually increasing delays in resolving disputes, a review team led by Rosslyn Noonan has found”.

    Without pretending to know anything about the Family Court I am always sceptical of these sorts of reviews when the person appointed to lead them is an ex party hack or idealogue who frequently just happens to come up with conclusions which fall in line with current government thinking.
    Every government does this sort of nonsense but the current one has taken it to new levels with working groups and reviews for Africa and just about every one led by a sympathetic mouthpiece doing the governments bidding.
    Rosslyn Noonan ex unionist and Labour Party loyalist seems to be pretty typical of the type of lackey I am referring too.

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    • More of the same. After 40 years of reports from working groups and high levels of outrage in interviews over child abuse and death, and their inexplicit inability to solve the problems, I’m pretty sure it is all about keeping the ‘industry’ churning rather than saving the children from violent parents. Apologists yell “racisim” as a barrier to taking extreme measures to fix the issues once and for all and it repeatedly works to stall. There are children dying and being maimed both physically and mentally but nobody in power has the balls to stop these violent, drug addled, inadequately prepared scum who are incapable of parenting safely. And now they are putting more barriers in place to stop the removal of babies at risk being removed. Who is more important here, the baby’s safety or the inept parent?!

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      • Contraception is the answer, especially if you have already had a baby uplifted, and your circumstances are no different what do you think is going to happen? Pregnancy is mainly voluntary. Having children in less than ideal circumstances is selfish.

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        • You are right Rachael. Contraception is the answer. Stop the babies being born in the first place until people are capable of parenting safely.

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          • Problem is the low-lifes that cause these problems can’t even spell “contraception” let alone have any idea what that means. No Govt can fix stupid. Take away their kid, and “another child is born in the ghetto”. They’ll just make more. It never stops. Sad, endless cycle of abuse which will require more prisons in the future, not less.

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            • I think part of the problem is the happy acceptance, or even expectation that young maori women will get pregnant. Other races traditionally have not been happy with young, immature and poorly prepared family members choosing to have a baby. Some took to the DPB like ducks to water.

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                  • I know of a Maori girl who became pregnant and could not understand why as she insisted her boyfriend took precautions.

                    Someone failed to tell her that gladwrap is not an ideal condom.

                    FFS

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          • Yer, should have a licence!
            If it wasn’t so enjoyable, no one would do it, I that why muzzies mutialate females?.

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            • If it wasn’t so enjoyable men wouldn’t do it, the jury would be still out for some women!!!

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      • Labour are going to run out of money fast 60 mill here, no working party of toadies have reported back except for Cunt Cullen. They are all going to be shelved after paying a fortune to each and every toady.

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      • What’s more important?.
        Having everyone talking like parrots repeating fashionable terms such as whanau,colonisation,tamariki,cultural safety,wrap around services,capacity building and screeds of other bullshit.
        What’s best for the child is irrelevant.

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    • Apparently the banks are putting the squeeze on farmers to manage their bank loan repayments rather than extending their credit on new tractors, etc. Sales at Fieldays must have been down considerably. Guess banks are preparing for an expected recession under the CoL.

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  5. Was over at KB, first. A commenter there was upset that WO had done some satire prior to Nevers birthday.
    WO ha a post of babies with colourful babies dummies. Commenter did not like taking the piss out of the PMs baby. You can buy different style dummies and colour around the place and it makes it easy to track whos having a suck on someone elses dummy.
    Anouther commenter said that they had seen another tweet during the weekend, it said.
    I’m sick to my back teeth of Jacinda Ardern of using the baby like toilet paper.
    Rolling it out everytime she needs to clean up her shit!!!
    I loved that, it fits nicely! Now all of NZ has seen it on different sites.

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    • I certainly mean no harm to the child and wish it all the best in the future.
      But by Christ the Labour Party are using the poor child as a publicity stunt- How much more ‘Cutesy Baby Neve’ stories can the public stand?? I’d be happy never to hear the kid’s name again..

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      • She should be gold plated, I would think that Jacinda wouldn’t have been given the easy time that she has had as PM if she hadn’t been in the picture.

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      • I walked by a couple of farmer types in the car park at Mitre Ten this morning and caught a snippet of their conversation about Jackboots Jacinda. It was not what I would call complimentary AT ALL and I was tempted to interrupt with a cheery “good on ya mates” but thought better of it. I mean I would not want them to think I had been eavesdropping 🙂

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  6. Why National are utterly clueless

    National are lost in a time warp where they think polls are still relevant. And they rely upon their internal pollster DPF’s Curia. We all heard John Key lauding DPF at the 2014 victory event.

    Yet, DPF has utterly lost his judgment. He:
    – saw no path to victory for Trump,
    – he thought Hillary was a better choice than the Don
    – he thought Trump was a “despot” for firing the now proven to be utterly dishonest James Comey
    – he thought ‘little’ Marco Rubio was a dead set cert to be the Republican candidate
    – he’s a big fan of Pete Buttgieg (a gay man with a surname like that has to be taking the piss) to be the 2020 democratic candidate
    – he backed Macron in France (and is now strangely silent about Macron’s truly despotic behaviour with the yellow jackets and the storm trooper behaviour of Macron’s Gestapo Police in violently assaulting the protestors every week)
    – and now he’s taken quite a shine to this utterly pathetic Remainer beta male to lead the UK Tory party instead of Boris, if DPF honestly thinks Rory Stewart is fit to lead a political party then his internal compass is so broken it’s surprising he can find his way to his sock drawer, let alone the mood of the nation.

    I’m now of the view that until National find a better ‘oracle’ than DPF they cannot be voted for.

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    • I think we all saw a new side of David when the terrorist attack occurred i realize his blog is just a hobby and that it was a bit lawless at times a bit like W/O was in the early days (fun) i also realize he would have been under a lot of pressure from his political friends to be wary of the pricks that would & have taken advantage of this situation to try & crucify anyone with wrong think, but KB is now cumbersome and conversations dont flow due to intermittent moderation and another bonus no fkwits like Stephie Or MM, long live free speech & YSB

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      • Be interesting to see how much traffic/engagement he’s lost over there, the speed of commenting over there has dropped remarkably, and even worse, it seems like Stephie & MM have a few more leftard PR consultants helping promote team Cindy/obfuscate common sense and factual criticism

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    • DPF is a globalist and as such promotes those candidates who push for globalism.

      I wouldn’t be against globalism per se…just so long as the welfare states in the West are dismantled first.

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    • Talking of Macron and France. The French are closing the whole of France next Saturday, Macron has put taxes up by 6% & the French are about to make the biggest statement yet.
      They are Closing – Airports, Train Stations, All shipping ports, All Shops, All Traffic.. EVERYTHING!

      I hope they can finally bring the government of this evil, globalist despot down.
      Those of you who use Twitter may find this thread of interest:

      https://twitter.com/hashtag/YellowVests?src=hash

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      • Thanks for posting WM. Cindy will be on the next plane to Paris to reinforce her international message of “kindness” ?

        I remember hearing one of the yellow jacket protestors in Paris at the start of their campaign saying he hope Macron would reduce tax. Clearly Macron intends to spend an even larger tax take. Good on the French for resisting.

        Nothing on TVNZ about France, but plenty about riots in Hong Kong. Selective socialist news brought to you.

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  7. For those interested, this is a copy of the email I have sent Simon Bridges. I will confess to have been suffering from a debilitating cold over the past 10 days so some of my reasoning may be a little “off”.

    “Hi Simon

    Thanks for keeping me up to date but I have to confess to being a bit of a “political tragic” so do keep a regular eye over the activities of our political players.

    There are a few points I would like to raise with you.

    I was very concerned at National”s approach to the changes the coalition brought to the Firearms Act.

    As a responsible firearms owner for almost 50 years I was appalled at how quickly National fell into “line” with wat could only be regarded as a removal of an existing “right” to own a legal firearm. Banning the weapons that tarrant used in Christchurch was a massive over reaction until the results of the Royal Commission were released. The stupidity of that action is borne out by the fact that the weapons he used, while purchased legally, had been illegally modified. The very purchase” of those weapons and granting of tarrant’s license may in fact have been “not correctly implemented”, especially when the modifications that were implemented by the Coalition in December 2018 are taken into consideration.

    The “kneejerk response” by the Coalition meekly adopted by National was disappointing to those of us that are and have been law abiding firearms owners for many years.

    At the time that legislation was being bandied about I wrote an email to my local MP, Nathan Guy. To date, I have had no response. That was annoying but also concerning as it indicated to me that the decision to meekly follow the Coalition had been made and any submissions were to be ignored.

    I have also been a little concerned at the rapid rise of restriction on what can only be called free speech. It seems that, currently, the only MP who has any concerns about the erosion of “Free Speech” rights is David Seymour. I sincerely hope that we will see a little more “push back” from the National party members as this current Coalition make advances to restrict our rights.

    Regards”

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    • Be interested to see if you get a reply from Simon. I suspect National have been inundated with very similar emails and certainly the same dissatisfaction over their capitulation to changes to the firearms law was directed at Chris Bishop when he attended the recent highly-charged meeting in Te Awamutu. Act seem to be benefiting from disillusioned National voters moving their party vote to Act. The next year up to the election is going to be very interesting.

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      • Simon doesn’t seem to have walked around the Fieldays, he might have, but a stand that a family member has in a very prominent spot didn’t see him although they did see Jacinda twice. The comment that they made about Jacinda was that there wasn’t much of a buzz around her. They also said that Fieldays was flat, flatter than last year.

        I don’t know whether it is true or not but anecdotally banks seem not to be lending to farmers as they used to for new equipment, preferring that they reduce debt.

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        • Just as an aside to your comments, Cameron Bagrie says NZ’ers owe $4billion on credit card debt. Someone is carrying my share as I’ve paid mine off. That’s a lot of financial pressure on some of us.

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          • I do not think the $4billion is a problem. The problem I see is the predominantly Aussie owned banks charging the financially naïve 19.95% interest on that 4 billion debt. That is reprehensible.
            If I was to rip off the intellectually handicapped in a similar way you would, quite rightly, call me the lowest species of mankind.

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            • Yes he did mention the interest rate being way out of kilter with all the other bank charges and queried how they got away with it. It is daylight robbery.

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      • Hi did reply last time but that was before Christchurch and National’s surrender over firearms.

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    • Good man! I have written in similar vein at least three times in recent weeks. I got a response, the usual sort of non-committal acknowledgement from a lackey, the first time but nothing to my subsequent complaints that National is not a functioning opposition party. I suspect I may be on a “spam” list now.

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    • Thank you TallMan or making the effort. I did try for a while but the utter lack of responsiveness from National has me thinking that they don’t believe there is a need to be accountable and that being 1% less awful than the CoL is sufficient to return them to power.

      Well fuck them! I don’t think being less appalling than the other team is good enough to earn my vote. I have resolved to vote against National in every way I can until they wake up or cease to exist. At present, I see less of a rationale for their existence than for Labour or even the Greens. National certainly haven’t stood for what they say (on their website) are their values.

      Aside from MMP being gotten rid of, I think we need a couple of other changes 1) Reducing the size of Parliament again to 100. 2) Term limits – political representation MUST NOT be allowed to be a career choice. 12 years and you should have to fuck off. Lifers breed lack of accountability – look at that shit stain Mallard or Peters. Both with more than 30 years parasiting off the taxpayer.

      (My sympathies about having Nathan Guy as your MP. He is one of the worst do nothing limp dicks in Parliament, and before that you had the Swiss Ball freak – raw deal.)

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  8. If the “media” was truly concerned about Folau they would have deplatformed/ignored him, but the fact that they gleefully repeat his every utterance means he is good for clickbait, people can get upset and crybaby about shit that no one really gives a fuck about.

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  9. Have any reporters bothered to ask Sonny Bill what the Koran says about gays yet? Or would that destroy the “religion of peace” narrative further? Folau is merely repeating what the bible says about gays. On that note Samoa has banned Rocket Man due to the themes being incompatible with its spirituality and religion, when will Samoa be shunned?

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    • The Aussie won’t take it that far, without the pacific nations their codes would be fkd possibly will be anyway if the newly proposed pacific tournament goes ahead + you forgot the victim pyramid Muslims even newly minted ones come before Samoans possibly even Maori people so you can just imagine how far down us working law abiding honkies are

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    • Who is going to pay the price for this wisdom?
      The Labour voter, that’s who!
      The working stiff out in the burbs, who needs to go to work!
      Even the benies to go out to get the smokes, pies and piss are going to pay!
      Thanks Labour!

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      • On ya bike Sooty! That’s the preferred mode of transport by JAG and her mates if you can’t catch the local choo-choo or bus.

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        • Yeah Right…. Rides a bike to hospital with her sperm donor and a film crew right behind.

          Nothing more than an advertisement for stupidity.

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  10. Thank you Kea. It’s hard to be humble when you consider the contribution we have made: ?

    “Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”

    ― Daniel Webster

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  11. Simon Bridges labels David Seymour’s free speech proposals ‘alluring’

    10 minutes ago
    Simon Bridges labels David Seymour’s free speech proposals ‘alluring’
    Zane Small

    Simon Bridges has labelled David Seymour’s proposed Freedom to Speak Bill “alluring”, but wouldn’t confirm whether National would strike another deal with ACT in Epsom at the next election.

    Bridges, the National Party leader, said ACT leader David Seymour’s comments about freedom of speech over the weekend were “very alluring”, adding: “I agree with him – I believe in what he’s saying.”

    He told Magic Talk: “He’s very focused on certain aspects of freedom; the freedom of speech and the like, and if this Government moves against that, we’ll be right there with him on that.”

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/06/simon-bridges-labels-david-seymour-s-free-speech

    But Bridges has refused to confirm whether his party would strike a deal with ACT at the 2020 election, telling Magic Talk ACT is “obviously a different party and [we] don’t want to get too cosy with them”.

    That’s despite National and ACT being traditional allies.

    So he thinks he can govern without them.
    He really doesn’t know about numbers does he.

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    • Simon missed the ‘bright flashing neon signs’ that the public are not happy about our freedom of speech being threatened even though many have emailed and spoken to National MP’s about their concerns. It’s taken Act’s relaunch yesterday to wake Simon and National up before he stood up to be counted on free speech?

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      • Bridges has failed. Time to fuck him off out the back door..bring on someone who has at least one testicle.

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      • Party vote ACT for me next time, something I haven’t done since Rodney Hyde and Muriel Newman packed it in. In my electorate the National man is as weak a tosser as you could hope to avoid at a cocktail party but he has a big majority and Labour (second place) can’t touch him.

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        • That’s good though, you can be strategic, everyone in safe National seats can play a bit, well maybe not everyone lol.

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    • He’s been listening to his favourite pollster again. I wouldn’t worry, DPF has lost it. Hasn’t got anything right in the last year or two. If National think they are going to win without ACT then it will be a long time under this COL.

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  12. Oh dear, not all are happy with the Teachers’ Unions deal with the CoL.

    Principals of small primary schools dismayed at latest pay offer:
    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/other/principals-of-small-primary-schools-dismayed-at-latest-pay-offer/ar-AACYXyw

    “The principal of 23-student Wharepapa South School in Waikato, Carol-Lynn Hill, said she was thrilled with the offer to primary teachers, but the offer to principals was “gutting” because teachers with management units would still be able to earn more than a principal.

    “I believe it’s really unfair that a teacher with you know, small leadership units, can be on more salary than I am when I feel like I have the ultimate responsibility.

    “So it’s kind of a real kick in the guts.”

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  13. While walking down the street one day a corrupt politician was tragically hit by a car and died.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see an elected representative around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you”. “No problem, just let me in!” says the MP.”Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity”. “Really? I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven” says the parliamentarian. “I’m sorry, but we have our rules”.

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while cheating and lying to the people they represented.They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on crayfish, oysters and the finest champagne.Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are all having such a good time that before the MP realises it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him “Now it’s time to visit heaven”…So, 24 hours passed with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realises it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.”Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity”

    .The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell”.So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the rubbish and putting it in black bags as more rubbish falls to the ground.The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

    “I don’tunderstand” stammers the MP. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate crayfish and oysters, drank champagne,and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?

    “The devil smiles at him and says “Yesterday we were campaigning. Today, you voted”.

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    • Normally the drug companies would be being hammered, how awful if it was a preventable death because the Government limited supply and yes more kids should have been already immunised.

      You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make parents vaccinate their kids.

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    • Haven’t we also had a shortage of measles vaccine during an outbreak in Christchurch?
      I’m also pleased I jumped through all the unnecessary hoops that were put in front of me to get staff vaccinated for influenza as soon as the vax was released, as there is now a shortage of flu vax too.

      I wonder if the only thing our HealthMinistry is competent at is cocking up.

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  14. Greetings comrades. Pete sent me
    I like this place, I hope this place likes me. Fiscal conservative, socially liberal with a pathological loathing of bureaucrats

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      • Hadeha, a phrase with two meanings. Yes to one and no to the other.

        It means when I see a kiwi battler down on his luck I don’t shit on him

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        • Make it three. To me it means living the one life you’re given without regard or respect for the opinions of Godaddled arseholes who purport to know best!

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    • Well welcome Conspiratoor. Two out of three ticks from me and of course, the jury is out on anything do with self-attributed liberalism. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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      • Aha, my apology.
        My point that they’re all at it was made spectacularly then, but I will observe the rules in future.

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  15. So ACT will be looking for some more people with gumption and firepower.
    Here is one who should be rooped into standing with them.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=12240332
    It would have been easy for Diane Maxwell to quietly slip out the door in a few weeks’ time hoping the furore over her wrongly accused bullying allegations also disappeared as fast.

    But the woman who has been New Zealand’s Retirement Commissioner for six years isn’t going to leave quietly, or let the Government off the hook for how she was treated during a six-month investigation in which she has been cleared but still walks away with no job.

    Maxwell, who was initially seconded to the Retirement Commissioner’s role from the Financial Markets Authority in 2013, found herself the subject of two anonymous bullying allegations in November last year.
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    The bit that sucks is that it took Kris Faafoi 3 months to make his decision. For that he counts as just another useless Labour pollie.

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    • Talking to Seymour 2 weeks ago, he said they will be concentrating on winning Epsom.
      They don’t want to win any other electorates. It’s all about the Party vote.

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      • Winning Epson only gets one. he has said 14. so he certainly needs some inspired straight up helpers. We don’t want a bunch of sepolini’s following him in.

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      • Hmm all his eggs in one basket then. Bit of a high risk strategy but then he is a millenial adjacent so have to forgive him for being a bit naive.

        Still, so long as he keeps pushing on the issues he is, he’s getting my protest party vote.

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    • ” National Party leader Simon Bridges also lent Scott Morrison his own social media guru, Kelly Boxall, for the last few weeks of the campaign. She was a former press secretary to John Key when he was Prime Minister.”

      She is already working for the Nats.

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      • Well they obviously aren’t taking her advice. I would have thought when you use social media one of the first things you do is reply to all emails sent to you.

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          • That’s what they did in Aussie. It is what ACT need to do. Been saying that for the last 3 elections. Plenty of cash to work with but lacking badly in the way they spend it. ACT seems to have two followers. Oldies like us and young people with a taste for freedom. The young are on social media along with some of us oldies. I reckon most middle-aged and National voters never follow the FB.
            Luv to have a look at the analytics on their website.

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    • ACT is the Classical Liberal party. They are the only ones standing up for liberty. The Left gave up liberalism a long time ago.

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    • If you are liberal, then why haven’t you been voting ACT? And the left isn’t liberal. The left is predominantly authoritarian. There is nothing liberal about communism.

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      • To be fair on Kea, the Left did a fantastic number into deluding people into believing the Left were into liberty. It’s taken a long time to pop that bubble (and is still ongoing).

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    • Maybe taking a page out of Margaret Thatcher’s book.

      Liberals everywhere are crying “Racism!” Al Jazeera has blasted Solberg [new Norwegian Prime Minister] relentlessly for her so-called “Islamophobia”, but she has pressed on by deporting any Muslims who belong to radical mosques or threaten violence against “non-believers” — and sent their entire families home too.

      While many in America would say this is racist, it’s worked in dramatic fashion. ….

      …… Not everybody in Norway is happy with the increased deportations. One academic slammed the new policies:

      “Norwegian women must take responsibility for the fact that Muslim men find their manner of dress provocative. And since these men believe women are responsible for rape, the women must adapt to the multicultural society around them.” – Dr. Unni Wikan, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo

      So, Dr Wikan, using your logic, it is the victim’s fault they have been raped? Not in this universe. You sir may have book smarts, but you sure don’t have any common sense.

      Lets hope that Solberg is not one for turning. 🙂

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    • Sweden is belatedly waking up also.
      I used google chrome and then “translate”

      Five of the imams taken care of must be expelled.

      Expressen has previously reported that three of them – Hussein Al-Jibury, Abo Raad and his son – will be forced to leave the country.

      Now two more will be expelled, writes Aftonbladet.

      Fekri Hamad must be forced to leave. ….

      Västerås imam Fekri Hamad, who was taken into custody in early May, will now also be forced to leave the country, according to Aftonbladet.

      The 52-year-old will be part of Abo Council’s innermost circle and the imam launched a campaign to get him free. He wrote posts on social media, called for protests, and in his Friday sermon, which he held in Gävle, he attacked hard against, among other things, Islamic associations who did not dare support his campaign.
      https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/ytterligare-tva-imamer-utvisas/

      Some of them are getting their comeuppance.

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  16. Well, obviously all cats need cameras to see how they shit in the ocean. It would seem a lot to think that it is from cat shit being flushed down the toilet or through the stormwater system, a mystery? Not proven causality or correlation either.

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