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  1. A good read from David Seymour.

    Theatre of the Absurd

    “What to make of the Government’s announcement of an announcement? After Cabinet yesterday, the Prime Minister told us when the much-anticipated Aussie Bubble will be announced, in nearly three weeks’ time on April 6th.

    It is what you’d expect from a leader whose main expertise is in communications. Such a pity we’re facing a viral pandemic that requires expertise in science, technology, lawmaking and economics. Come to think of it, that sums up most tasks Government must do. Bugger. Don’t cry for me, Aotearoa.

    Another answer is that the Government is not only hamming up the communications, but it’s doing so because it cannot deliver on the practicalities.

    We know it is possible to travel to and from Australia, because Australian States have managed interstate travel since last year. To this day the Australian constitution contains an option for New Zealand to join as a State.

    That’s roughly how they’ve been treating us for the last six months, so far as trans-Tasman travel goes; like an extra State. Victoria and New South Wales opened up to quarantine-free travel from New Zealand in October, then closed when we had cases. They even declared Auckland a ‘Commonwealth hotspot.’

    The question is why they can figure it out, but not us? The Government’s COVID management is now a theatre of the absurd, but why? They appear to have set a provisional date for opening and yet are unable to tell us what it is. You can’t help but think the real issue is they’re terrified of reality.

    Sooner or later it has to come back, and it is not pretty. A Labour government exists to look after the working people, that’s why they’re called labour. What are the chances of someone who doesn’t have much getting a world class education, a job in a growing economy, and a place of their own to call home?

    When you look at these figures, you can see why this Government does not want to leave crisis management. Sooner or later, we’ll have to have honest conversations about things like education, housing, and productivity.

    In the major international measures of student achievement, New Zealand students have gone backwards. If you believe in social justice, then you should want the Government’s policies to help transfer useful knowledge to kids who won’t otherwise get it.

    Instead, the education system is caught up in a series of fads. They have open plan, student-centred learning. The child is supposed to discover the learnings of human history for themselves instead of an adult just telling them. It’s not only ineffective, it makes New Zealand less equal.

    The rise in house prices under this Government is the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of our country. On Tuesday morning they will announce their latest cut and paste housing policy. It will tell us how they are going to tax, subsidise and otherwise cajole a shortage of homes into more politically acceptable hands.

    Meanwhile productivity growth remains in the tank. The Government’s main answer to this is redefining productivity as ‘wellbeing.’ This way, they don’t have to measure anything concrete. Measuring the value of goods and services produced according to what people are prepared to pay for them without being forced, for example, was all too hard.

    But at some point, the fog of COVID will lift and these issues will return to the fore. ACT cannot wait. New Zealand is worthy of a proper policy discussion.

    When you think through what that will mean for this Government, Monday’s announcement of an announcement makes perfect sense. Much rather eek out another three weeks of bubble envy than reveal they don’t know what to do about education, housing, or productivity.

    Then again, maybe the stalling is not a ruse. Perhaps they don’t know how to do a bubble, either? Either way, we are grateful for your support to hold them all accountable.”

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        • Lets get that right. she has no comprehension of what it takes to make the world go round.
          In fact she a dumb arse talking head.

          But you’all just luv her because she can talk the arse of a donley.

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        • Jizzinduh Ardern is , frankly, a silly little girl with no plan, no idea, a waggy finger and a magic shield of a dead-loss, bought and paid for, dead media.

          She got nuffin.
          That is why the Silly Little Ardern Girl has to announce an announcement.
          There is nothing in the tank.

          The media know they can write some negative things and they will get more money.
          They will never support non left-wing or non hard-left-wing political parties.
          Don’t get too excited if you see negative comments in dead tree media and legacy TV because it is simply their positioning for handouts.
          To be Beneficiaries.
          They got nuffin either.

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      • Seymour lost me before that:

        “Such a pity we’re facing a viral pandemic that requires expertise in science, technology, lawmaking and economics.”

        Viruses just ignore this shit. Has the world learned NOTHING over the last 12 months???

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        • A bad one. For a start there’s too many syllables in the A word and furthermore, approximately 93.67%* of everyone who gets that newsletter feels like throwing up when they see or hear it.

          *NOTE: Being a statistical modeller with a Masters Degree degree in Fear Studies I feel obliged to caution that the 93.6%, figure is actually only 93.57% and I have rounded up for brevity.

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        • “Aotearoa” is a sign of the madness.
          .
          … you’ll think it’s strange
          When I try to explain how I feel
          That I still need your love after all that I’ve done …
          .
          …. All through my wild days
          My mad existence …
          .
          …. To the world
          They were all I desire
          They are illusions
          They’re not
          The solutions they promise to be …

          https://genius.com/Madonna-dont-cry-for-me-argentina-lyrics

          History may not repeat, but it is full of rhythm and rhyme.

          This could be re-lyrics as a send up. or a skit. 🙂

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          • Could you please credit Tim Rice for the lyrics,.
            Not Madonna.
            At least Julie Covington or Elaine Paige as the singers.
            Real singers.

            Madonna was a late-comer skank who offered a blow job to people who voted for Killery in 2016.
            Like all hollyweird skanty lefties, she never delivered nor moved overseas when Trump was elected.

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            • Howitis I agree about that skank leftie
              Apologies as I just quickly looked as I wanted to snip in some of those lyrics.

              Now where is a good comedian to refresh those lyrics for the current time and place?
              To make it a “special tribute” to Ardern and her adhans of announcements.

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    • We always bitch and moan she takes soooo long ti get to the point (if she ever does) call guiness we have a record!!!

      Its obvious there is no plan, shes made it clear that she dosent want a 2 way bubble and now shes got a list of demands for sco mo to meet…. yea thats gunna go well, aussie hate her and its going to be her scapegoat for the no bubble, “unforunadly ausdralia was unable to meet the conditions of the agreement so we cannot open the borders untill such time as they bow at my feet and beg for forgiveness”

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      • Ardern has no negotiating position.
        Australia are in the box seat.
        At present NZers can go to some AU States quarantine free and spend there.
        It is to their advantage.

        Australia has must forked out $200 vouchers for internal AU travel.
        It is not in their interest to have their people spend in NZ when they could spend locally at Bunnings or local vineyards.
        The QLD Premier Anna Palaszczuk is just as obtuse and pissed off NSW bigly with her stop/go border nonsense.

        There ‘young womenz’ leaders are trouble.
        Same in the Scandinavian countries .
        They have been treated like Achilles; it is just that they were dipped in communism at birth and it is all they know. Swaddled from Day 1 in their socialist cloaks.

        I suspect the late night announcement last night of a ‘communidy contagion’ was probably planned to keep the barriers up.

        Someone Machiavellian is advising the Silly Little Girl.
        She is not that smart and is currently paralysed by fear into inaction.

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    • The update I promised a week ago about the letter I sent to my local ACT list MP, about parts of the newsletter on the virus is quite easy for me —no acknowledgement or response.
      Maybe it is because I live in New Zealand and they live in Aotearoa //

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  2. Why Jacinda Ardern will not be rushed on the Trans-Tasman bubble.
    Because in reality she has no plan and needs Covid-19 more than our Country’s needs, to cover up the Housing crisis, our Health and Mental problems but most of al to hide the damage to our Economy by the Prime Minister and her Labour Party
    This is obvious as she keeps preaching there is complex issues that are holding the negotiations up and stopping the bubble happening, but really any smart Politician would have sorted these problems months ago, but that would have let the public know that this is about Jacinda Ardern and her Political ambitions not about New Zealanders.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/124618094/why-jacinda-ardern-will-not-be-rushed-on-the-transtasman-bubble

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      • Viking ,Just yesterday I was talking to a customer that runs a concrete pumping business “all of a sudden we are down to a 4 day week” was his comment when I asked if he was busy, I hope there isn’t a drop off in building work as two of my sons are in the industry…

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        • Can’t get enough scaffolders now? That’s nothing. Wait until the good citizens rise up and take back control of our country.

          When the day of reckoning comes (and it will) there will be even more demand for scaffolders to erect gibbets to hang these government cunts and bureaucrats from.

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  3. Today is the day that Ardern is going to yet again increase rate of homelessness in this country. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Many renters are never going to be home owners. That’s just a fact. Removing their homes from the rental pool and diverting these houses to first home buyers, puts these people on the street.
    Making it easier for first home buyers to enter the market at a time when interest rates have bottomed out, is also going to ruin a lot of these people when interest rates take off again.
    BUILD MORE HOUSES. Don’t just fuck around with shuffling around the ones that already exist. Mong.

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  4. Seriously folks, is there a way to trigger an early election?
    Petition etc (seems to be a petition for everything) is there any option for the country to say yep we fucked up the ones we chose lied to us lets do this over?

    Fuck i hope so

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  5. Where are we at for next lockdown predictions? Anzac day a month away, will she do it before or just after so she can clail super spreader event?

    Last night my mate rekond a lockdown is so close he can smell it!

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  6. Cindy used yesterday’s announcement about the announcement about the travel bubble to make an announcement about today’s announcement about the housing bubble. I wonder if today’s announcement about the housing bubble will be an announcement about a further announcement about the housing bubble, and whether she’ll also use this announcement to make a further announcement about the travel bubble announcement.

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  7. We may never know the truth about Scott Watson.
    We think we know that he was fitted up by Pope.

    Sounds murder witness Guy Wallace dies in suspected suicide
    A key witness in the trial of convicted murderer Scott Watson has died in a suspected suicide.

    Guy Wallace was one of the last people to see Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, alive on New Year’s Eve 1997 after dropping them at a boat with a “mystery man”.

    Wallace served drinks at Furneaux Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds and later ferried people, including Smart and Hope, to boats in a water taxi after the party wound down.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300259036/sounds-murder-witness-guy-wallace-dies-in-suspected-suicide

    No doubt the constant pressure finally wore him down.
    Pope will be pleased.

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    • I don’t think that he was a well man V2. There was something in the paper a while back where he was sentenced for flouting a protection order. The way it read suggested that he was a bit strange in the head.

      This was consistent with the crap he offered as evidence during interviews at the time of the investigation. The police had a dodgy “witness” who couldn’t hold a straight lie.

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    • The 1998 Sounds Double Murder-
      The cops were lying like a three year old with their hand in the biscuit tin.
      From early on.
      They fucked up and as it was a quiet news time there were lots of media focus and nothing much else happening.

      The first cops stuffed up exactly the same as we saw 15 months ago at White Island so they move the incumbent aside and bring in a chappie with more stripes.
      This was when Pope was moved in.
      Just as dodgy and duplicitous as the other Pope.

      Good doco from 2016
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igbEee4swdc
      Doubt: The Scott Watson Case
      93 minutes.

      The NZ cops are completely useless at murder mysteries.
      They actually had extremely good luck on the 1985 Rainbow Warrior Bombing
      This luck has not been repeated.

      The 1990s were particularly egregious.

      -They stuffed up over David Dougherty
      -They persecuted Peter Ellis. That was a classic case of queer bashing, using law books.
      -The stuffed up the Susan Burdett murder (and her brother was a cop)
      -They stuffed up the Sounds Murder.

      They decide on a suspect then create the case to fit the profile.
      -This happened with Teina Pora.
      -This happened with David Dougherty.
      -Probably happened with Scott Watson.

      Arthur Allan Thomas.
      The 1982 movie from the book author David Yallop; Beyond Reasonable Doubt.
      This shows how the cops plan and execute their deception.
      Nothing has changed in 50 years.

      They can only really solve things like last week’s double murder where the son did it.
      Give them a real challenge, and they fail.

      Take Scott Guy, Feilding, 2010.
      That was an assassination that was planned with a person lying in wait. Therefore you create a pool of suspects.
      Means, motive, opportunity.
      Had to be a small pool in Feilding, right?
      Ewen McDonald was not convicted of murder but a lot of other heinous acts.
      His Brother is also a cop.
      C’mon. Who dunnit. McDonald’s lawyer committed suicide weeks later.

      They protect their own.
      I find the Peter Ellis case a true refection of the NZ Stasi.
      They persecute people, just like the thugs they are.
      Just another gang, in a Navy blue patch.

      To show how thuggish the NZ coppies still are
      Take the case of Jeremy Buis.
      A Dunedin cop
      He harassed a private citizen for years.
      2012 to 12016.
      The cops stood the prick down on full pay for 2.5 years.
      Buis, the cop thug, still harassed the private citizen and the actual cops stood aside and lied.
      The cops covered for their crooked colleague.
      The cops lied again and again.

      This is the story of a NZ serving pig on full pay suspension in Dunnydin circa 2015
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/94843002/victim-of-dunedin-police-officer-jeremy-buis-harassment-campaign-fears-going-out-in-public
      Extract:-
      “Buis spray-painted Pryde’s name and phone number in places where homosexual men hung out.
      He sent anonymous text messages to him featuring gay slurs and photos of penises.
      The death threats “scarred me and my family the most”, Pryde said on Tuesday.
      One message from Buis told him to buy bulletproof clothing and get his life insurance sorted.”

      Buis got 200 hours community service and the cops covered for him the whole time while Buis was on full pay and free to harass a private citizen because he had the time.
      All from a traffic ticket in 2012.

      This IS how the NZ Cops roll
      They lie and protect their own.
      They are not your friend.
      They will not protect you in your time of need.
      Coster won’t change a thing.

      As Mr Pryde found out, they are your ENEMY.
      The Watson family found this out as well.

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  8. Anniversary of first Covid lockdown in 2020. Will she impose further lockdowns? Will we be allowed to travel over Easter?
    An isolation worker at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland has tested positive. He is isolating at home.

    Coronavirus: A year since Jacinda Ardern announced NZ moving into lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/03/coronavirus-a-year-since-jacinda-ardern-announced-nz-moving-into-lockdown.html

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    • A year since the lying, skinny bitch decided she would like a taste
      of being a dictator. Now many jobs were lost? How many businesses
      went to the wall? How many desperate people took their own lives as a
      result of her cruelty?
      All of that is on her head. ALL of it. I hope that there comes a time when
      she will have to pay the piper, in spades. I loathe the creature.

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  9. Calls are mounting to stop the multi billion dollar welfare package for property scammers. They might even need a deposit !!! It’s even been suggested, by radicals, that the govt should stop artificially increasing house prices to give the parasites their capital gains.

    This would mean these crooks would need to run an actual business and be subject to market forces. Just like real investors.

    Most are drooling entitled imbeciles and will fail miserably and die impecunious 😁

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  10. Two Scotsmen go to Hell. A demon approaches the devil and says “Dark lord! Two men from Glasgow in Scotland have been sent here. What should be done with them?”
    The devil says “Glaswegians? Their kind are normally very friendly, helpful and honest, so we do not see many such men in my dark domain… Hang them in a cage over the lake of fire for now and I shall check on them later.
    “But when the devil flew up to the cage to check on the Scotsmen, he found them happily lounging around with their shirts off.
    “What is the meaning of this?” The devil cried. “You’re supposed to be in torment!”
    The Glaswegians looked surprised “Naw” they said “it’s pure quality taps aff weather here man. It’s no drab an’ dreek like Scotland, you know that way?
    “Fuming, the devil flew to the great thermostat of Hell and cranked it all the way to the top. And the next day, the temperature was so high that even the demons were sweating, the stones of hell were melting and the flames from the lake of fire were leaping higher than ever before.

    So the devil was surprised when he visited the Scotsmen and found that they had somehow procured plastic lawn furniture and Buckfast tonic wine.
    Raising a glass to the devil, one of the Scotsmen said “Hey big man! If I’d known it was so lovely an warm doon here, I’d’ve done a whole lot more sinning! Weather’s always shite in Glasgae. Always freezin’ ma nuts off, you know?”
    “I see.” The devil replied, smiling though clenched teeth “your dismal country has given you a great love of heat. The hotter it is, the happier you are. Well, we’ll see about that.
    “So saying, he flew to the great thermostat of Hell once more, but this time, he turned it all the way down.
    The next day, the lake of fire was frozen solid for the first time, sinners were frozen in blocks of ice and demons huddled in corners for warmth, their teeth chattering.
    But when the devil visited the Scotsmen, he found them jumping for joy, tearfully cheering “Scotland! SCOTLAND!!!”
    The devil’s jaw dropped. “What? Why? How? I burn you and you are happy! I freeze you and you celebrate! What is wrong with you?
    “One of Glaswegians turned back and said “Is it no feckin’ obvious ye daft bastart? Hell’s frozen over! Scotland’s won the world cup!”

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    • Reading your link IAASB, it’s obvious that this cunt has a background core belief that thriving through one’s own hard work and earning money is somehow evil and people who do this should be punished for being successful!

      Well, this prick and his mates are going to teach our farmers another lesson when the Climate Change Commission succeeds in fucking our agricultural sector within a few short years, isn’t he?

      It has got to the stage now in New Zealand (and all over the Western World, in fact) where the psychopathic hatred by our leaders of their own countries has reached treasonous levels. Actually treasonous. This is not an exaggeration. These dictatorial cunts must be stopped soon before they literally destroy our nations and our civilisation.

      *If you’re monitoring this, Ardern, you asshole, get the message. When the reckoning comes it’ll be far worse for you than just going back to serving fish & fries.

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  11. Put in more surveillance , data mining. just like an algorithm in PCR testing cycles. Test test test, …. yeah right. ….

    …. threat from extremists was speeding up and fragmenting. “Signals of intelligence activity are becoming increasingly weak, well hidden and fragmentary.” ….
    … greater data mining, but more data sharing, ….

    …. removing legislative barriers and developing online data sharing platforms not just between public sector agencies but also with “selected private organisations”, ….

    ….. monitoring threats not investigating and prosecuting them because the law was too limited, …..
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/438936/data-mining-would-help-sis-counter-terrorism-effort-despite-public-reticence-report

    Looks like make new laws, so certain people are then criminalized, so we can now do something, like arresting , holding, charge them, confiscate assets, eventually maybe, bring them to court.

    It will be illegal to be asymptomatic. 🙁

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    • Simpleton that makes perfect sense due to the many many terrorist attacks nz has //

      This is prelude to purging of political and idealogical opponents, “history never repeats” so they say… can i have that on a tui billboard please

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      • Just like a disease, you did not know you were suffering from, as the enforcers will pull you for “thinking too much”.

        Bringing to Court I left as an “option”
        Sure in the beginning will be “show trials” to seem to be above board as ‘circus satisfaction’ for kevin & karen to see that the laws are followed.
        Plus the effect “pour le encourager of autres” but there will be other expedient ways, in the name of saving time & money.

        History never repeats, but sure can ‘rhyme & rythym’

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  12. Ardern has just announced a multi billion dollar welfare package to maintain prices to benefit property bludgers.

    It costs zero $ to free up land. Developers will do it for free. Government just needs to cut the subsidies for the Ponzi scheme and step aside.

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  13. Gawd. Just sneaked a peek at $tuffed.
    ( yeah, I know Mikey an uppercut is imminent ) Photo of the commie skeleton. Looks like she is craving a meth hit.
    In the background……. or is she the background…….33.333 pies Woods.
    How much does the fat bitch eat? I reckon enough to feed Los Angeles.

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  14. Off to work i shall go, have a great day stupid boys n girls. All the naughty landlords on here need to sit in the corner and think about your actions… then go buy a new house and say “fuck you ardern”

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  15. What is new in Australia, but history is now verboten so other agendas can be pushed.
    An interesting page on times past, so what is new?
    The stupidity of man seems to have increased, like ignoring previous flood levels etc., rainfall events etc..

    Australian Dates and Men of the Time by J H Heaton printed 1879. page 103
    A history of Australasia between 1542 to 1879

    Droughts, Floods Australia,
    Showing 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures in the shade.
    Streets of Sydney ran like rivers, undermining house foundations.
    80 persons out of 250 perished in a town.
    1000’s of sheep drowned, then other times 1000’s of sheep & cattle famished..
    https://archive.org/details/australiandicti00heatgoog/page/n344/mode/2up

    So history continues its rhythms and rhymes,
    The sun shines sometimes, the rain pours sometimes, to make weather, and some patterns may change.

    Like the so called “climate change”, solar maxima;- minima, tides that King Canute faced, pendulums, so men also, in facts, data, reasoning, logic, can also be swept away.

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    • Is the vacination scheme using paper for tracing, cause they are bloody slow tracing the person.
      Don’t know if he had been vacineated and how many!
      Christ they are bloody useless!
      World class my arse!
      Just another fuckup to add to labours failure, might as well put Twyford in charge,
      He would have been better than the rev david clark, for sure

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  16. AN INTERESTING COMMENTARY ON THAILAND AS A DESTINATION

    “I’ve lived in Thailand for 25 years. Since 2013 I’ve made 15 trips to Vietnam so I think I’m qualified to give an accurate assessment of the differences between the two places. I’ll start by saying that although I currently live in Phuket, I would much rather be living in Da Nang. As far as I’m concerned Vietnam is now a superior place to travel to and reside in.

    Thailand’s tourist demographic has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Up until about 2010 the predominant type of tourist coming to the place was independent/individual travelers/tourists from Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, Britain, and Australia. That has now changed markedly with the advent of the mainland Chinese and Russian tour groups. The independent tourists/travelers that once came to Thailand are now in Laos and Vietnam. Thailand’s tourist industry is now firmly geared towards the group/package tour scenario. Sightseeing trips are just production line tours to overcrowded attractions with no sense of adventure.

    Everywhere you go in Thailand now access is restricted and you can only visit places such as national parks as part of an organised, guided tour. A friend of mine who tried to go trekking solo in Khao Sok National Park was unable to do so. The park rangers said he’s have to pay for a guide and it was “dangerous” to go alone because the trails weren’t marked. This is complete nonsense of course, it’s just about making money off the tourists. Another thing which is seriously out of order in Thailand is the way in which they charge foreigners 10 times the amount they charge the locals, to enter a national park. The Thai cries they are are poor and foreigners are rich but that is also a nonsense. The poor of Thailand don’t have the time, the money, or the transportation to go a national park. The last time I was at a national park in Thailand, all I saw were BMW’s and SUV’s of the Thai middle class who were there. Over in Vietnam a foreign tourist pays the same as a local to get into a national park. A lot of the tourism in Vietnam is set up for the independent, adventurous traveler. That’s why you see so many people buying or renting motorbikes and riding from one end of the country to another without a problem.

    If you want to see pretty temples, and pretty beaches, and pretty little tourist shows then go to Thailand. Thailand does pretty, very well. If you want to see rugged mountains, wild terrain, massive caves, and experience the feeling of getting out into the “wilds” then go to Vietnam. Thailand is for the mainstream tourist who wants to be pampered, overcharged, and smiled at continually by the locals. In the tourist areas, the Thai smiles soon stop when you aren’t handing them money. The independent, adventurous traveler knows this well. That’s why Thailand is no longer on their bucket lists.

    There’s also a stark difference between the two peoples. You always hear about how friendly Thai people are, and they’re full of smiles. While that maybe true, they’re also some of the most myopic, boring people I’ve ever met. Very few have a curiosity about the world beyond their own borders. If it’s not about Thailand they’re just not interested in continuing a conversation. This is in stark contrast with the average Viet who seems to have a far higher level of curiosity about the outside world. This is entirely about education of course and the influence of history on a peoples thinking. The Thai proudly claims they’ve never been colonised and while this is true, they’ve also been brainwashed since birth into believing Thailand is the center of the universe. The mega-wealth of tourist dollars which have flooded into Thailand for decades has also made them a rather spoiled lot with an attitude which now borders on “the world owes them something.” And you can see this in the numbers of Burmese coming into the country to do the jobs which the Thai thinks is beneath him. A local I know in Phuket told me that 50 percent of the Thai people there don’t have real jobs. Compare this with Vietnam where the work ethic is far better. The Viets don’t have the attitude the world owes them something. Mainly because they’ve been through decades of hardship and aren’t scared of hard work.

    While Vietnam might be communist, Thailand is a now a police state. And it’s not getting any better. Corruption is rampant and the military rules the roost. Thailand is not a democracy and it isn’t going to be any time soon. The military runs the country and it’s aligned with the old money ruling elite, and the monarchy. Thailand is a feudal system based on a hierarchical society where the rule of law is subjective and your ability to pay or not, determines your guilt. And while many have said corruption is just as bad over in Vietnam, at least they are forward looking and progressive while Thailand continues to live in the past. It was once a great place to travel to and people were genuinely friendly. But they’re not anymore, and with expected tourist arrivals soon to hit 40 million I can’t see how that is going to be of a benefit to the place. Thailand is the past and Vietnam is the future.”

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    • Substitute “New Zealand” for “Thailand” in the last paragraph & it’s scarily close to what’s happening here. Mass assembly line tourism serviced by non nationals in a totalitarian country where the indigenes don’t work but dwell in & on the past.

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      • The whole thing could be Enzed.
        Not just the last para.

        eg Extract:
        -Thailand’s tourist demographic has changed dramatically in the past 10 years
        Yep, up to 2019 this is true of Enzed.

        -A friend of mine who tried to go trekking solo in Khao Sok
        > Whether Tongariro crossing or South island ‘Great Walks’; these were well booked up by 2019

        -If you want to see pretty temples, and pretty beaches, and pretty little tourist shows
        >Enzed; substitute ‘the scenery’

        -Thai people are, and they’re full of smiles.
        >But Enzeders are ‘so friendly’
        Unless you go to Northland and get your van broken into and the bash if you resist

        -you can see this in the numbers of Burmese coming into the country to do the jobs which the Thai thinks is beneath him.
        >Fruit picking in NZ, many jobs in fact. Nephs on the couch.

        Both countries have had a high reliance in tourism; NZ from 2012 to 2019 and Thailand for longer.
        Similar but not the same.
        I went to Greece in the early 1980s and it was cheap and easy movement. It changed afterwards.
        Tourism does that.
        You have lots of other people with different ideas and this changes things.

        The Thais do not have a ‘Te Tiriti’ to tie them to the stone age.
        Is it really communism in Vietnam?
        It is a one party state but so is Enzed when you consider Notional would never undo anything of Labour and never initiate anything.
        Greens are tied to the hip of Labour. Just really a location for the far left loonies rather the merely incompetent in core Labour.

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    • Very interesting, thanks for posting. I have never been to Vietnam and probably never will in this lifetime. I have been to Thailand so many times I lost count but the last time was about twenty years ago and nothing would tempt me to go again.

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  17. “The Government is being challenged on its spending on renewable energy after the revelation that coal imports last year passed a point not seen in New Zealand in 15 years.

    Newly released data shows close to 1.1 million tonnes of coal was imported into New Zealand last year.

    That’s higher than the total of coal imports for 2017 and 2018 combined.

    It’s also the most coal shipped into New Zealand in any year since 2006, according to new data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).”

    Absolute fucking madness !!

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/new-zealand-imported-more-coal-last-year-than-in-any-year-since-2006-new-data-shows/VWYNHTY5Y7OHGYH6XCZJPHV2HM/?fbclid=IwAR0PhFoMQ6a2_9P8HCYZrq9oOMPGolPtCBMFtRTzn2qOh23-BXsEl2KKtJ8

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  18. Housing announcement: Landlords, commentators fume over Government changes
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/housing-announcement-landlords-commentators-fume-over-government-changes.html

    Cracking down on investors won’t fix the housing market and instead worsen the country’s rental crisis, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says.
    Speaking to Newshub on Tuesday, federation chief executive Sharon Cullwick argued a large number of investors may now exit the industry.

    “I’d say by two years there will be a higher rental crisis than what there is now, so there will be more people ending up going into emergency housing and they won’t be able to build houses fast enough or those people.”

    Property commentator Ashley Church said the Government’s package was “desperate”.

    “I think it’s because they simply don’t know what they’re doing and this is a desperate attempt to be seen to do something, and that’s partly by showing money at things at partly by a bit of virtue signalling.

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  19. Dissent in the ranks for liar Ardern

    Tova O’Brien: Jacinda Ardern and the mother of all broken promises
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/tova-o-brien-jacinda-ardern-and-the-mother-of-all-broken-promises.html

    OPINION: Jacinda Ardern effectively introduced a capital gains tax (CGT) today, breaking one of the biggest promises of her political career – one that she staked her job on.

    No one’s going to be so daft as to call for the Prime Minister’s resignation, but it is disingenuous politicking at its worst.

    Anything the Prime Minister says about her new CGT will be couched in comments like, ‘yeah but National started it…’ or ‘John Key did it first… ‘.

    Sure, but Labour extended it to five years in 2018 and has now doubled that to 10 years. When is a capital gains tax not a capital gains tax?

    Never. The bright-line test is a tax on capital gains. It is a capital gains tax, full stop. And at 10 years, it’s a comprehensive capital gains tax on property.

    Ardern ruled out a CGT in perpetuity under her leadership in an attempt to snooker National. National’s best attack line at the time was its tax attack, drumming up fear about all the new taxes Labour was going to throw at you.

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  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxxY9abDrDk
    ‘The press protects him totally’: Trump slams Biden’s lack of transparency

    Donald Trump has expressed outrage at the lack of transparency from his successor President Joe Biden and expects “vetted” questions in his upcoming media conference – due 64 days into his presidency – which he says will be “softballs”.

    He said the media was protecting Mr Biden.

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  21. This lie is going to hurt Ardern..biggly.

    “When asked by Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan if Labour would make any changes to the bright-line test if it was re-elected, Robertson said no.
    When pressed on the rate or the years of the tax he again said no.
    So now we know that you can’t trust the word of the Minister of Finance on tax, as just six months after he gave a commitment, they have done the opposite.”

    “In the last 15+ yrs govts have(a) banned tax depreciation on houses, (b) imposed tough LVR, now strongly skewed against investors (c) imposed & twice extended the “brightline” tax (d) ended loss-offsetting & (e) imposed new regulatory burdens on landlords.”

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  22. Ignore the dollar value of a house and just call it 1 house-value. If I sell my house for 1 house-value and pay capital gains tax I now have, for arguments sake, 0.9 house-value in cash. I cannot buy the house I just sold which is still worth 1 house-value. Or the one like it down the road. This is a tax on inflation.

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    • The real question is how many man-years of wages did it take back in the day to buy a house in Auckland? (I’m talking about a blue-collar area like Pakuranga or lower Howick.)
      I’d guess 25 years of wages, i.e., one man working for 25 years to pay off the house. It doesn’t matter what the interest rate or the income tax rate was, or how much the house cost, the key point is the number of years of effort needed to buy the house.

      What about now? How many man-years of labor is needed to buy an old, unimproved house in Pakuranga (on a cross-leased section)?

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  23. I don’t suppose it occurred to the government that if landlords can’t claim interest expense, they’re going to be paying the government a LOT MORE TAX.
    How can you remove the ability to claim interest expense from one business class when every other business class can claim it?
    Fucking arseholes.

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  24. NZ is run by lying, incompetent shitlickers
    led by a scrawny, lying smack head.
    What is really frightening is that there are
    people in your town who love her.
    Even worse, there are people in your town that think
    National or ACT are a better choice.

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  25. Following on from Ardy Pyle @ 3:39 pm…

    So you helped flatten the curve, you wore your masks, you washed your hands, you social distanced, you stopped seeing family and friends, you lost your businesses and your jobs, some MIQ have had the jab…..and for what ?

    How can people possibly trust this Jacinda Government of lay-abouts, liars, homosexuals and lesbians?

    They are manipulative bullshitters, New Zealand, you have been duped !

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  26. Well it’s official …. it’s the worse kept secret. We have a corrupt Govt that is run by useless lying arseholes.

    It must be true when political commentators such as Tova O’Brien turn on them…

    .

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    • Surely the page boy, no’Brain, will blame it on Notional.
      After all Notional introduced it under Key

      All Labour were doing was, y’know, adjusting for inflation.

      Statement from Fat poof:
      ‘Youse fellas are always saying we should index taxes so we (sort of) do it with Bright line test and youse moan.’
      Never ‘appy //

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  27. All this talk of Climate Change.
    Change can be either for the better or for the worse. Which do they mean? (I assume they mean climate change for the worse.)
    Next, do they mean long-term change for the worse or do they mean short-term or seasonal weather events like snowstorms and floods?

    What do they mean by Climate Change? It’s such a weasel phrase. It can mean anything you want it to mean. This isn’t good enough. I am surprised that governments go along with this, unless it presents opportunities for greater taxation or personal control, or both!

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  28. How can SO MANY be SO duped?

    The key to your freedom… ‘flatten the curve’

    The key to your freedom… wear your masks

    The key to your freedom… wash your hands

    The key to your freedom… social distance

    The key to your freedom… stop seeing family and friends

    The key to your freedom… lose your businesses and your jobs

    The key to your freedom… get the jab

    WHO BELIEVES IN THE TRANS-TASMAN BUBBLE???

    NEW ZEALAND IS NOW A PROVINCE OF CHINA.

    https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/W020190403361124060407.jpg

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  29. Australian Navy caught in massive coronavirus vaccine side effects COVER-UP as sailors collapse into “critical condition” following vax jabs

    The mainstream media does not want anyone to know that sailors in the Australian Navy have been dropping like flies ever since Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines became available to them.

    https://www.newstarget.com/2021-03-15-australian-navy-coronavirus-vaccine-side-effects-coverup.html

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    • BN… from the article
      “Meanwhile, the Australian government is quietly “walking away” from plans to mass vaccinate the nation’s residents. Apparently, they know something that they are not telling people, mainly that jabbing people en masse would almost certainly lead to mass injury and death.

      So, when does coincidence no longer remain as mere coincidence? Health Minister Hunt in ‘critical condition’ after his COVID jab; the Aussie government backing away from mass vaccination and now the crew of HMAS Sydney hospitalized over ‘mild reactions’ from their coronavirus jabs,” asks John O’Sullivan from Principia Scientific International”.

      Gives me some hope that I might be able to see the grandies in Oz without needing a ‘vaccine’ passport to get in..

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      • I hope you get to see the young’uns soon too Toko.
        They probably need you in their lives more than ever now.
        If this government has it’s way I fear we may become more and more isolated from the rest of the world.

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      • If the Australian government does know something, they will want to keep it from blowing up in their faces, which would mean backing away from mass vaccination until they know what is happening.
        The NZ government will be in close contact with the Australians, and will follow suit (if they are smart)…

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  30. I have been out all day and yet to read have your say so I apologise if this has already been posted.
    AUT seem to be applying unnecessary pressure on their students to have the jab. The threat is not being able to complete their course without the jab. A petition has been started link below.

    https://www.change.org/p/aut-faculty-of-health-right-to-decline-covid-19-vaccine-without-repercussions-for-clinical-placement-or-degree/psf/promote_or_share?recruiter=

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  31. More Fat Fairy fibs. Why does blubber boy think he knows more than Treasury.

    “Ministers also went ahead with their plan to lift the first-home grant cap, despite the fact that housing officials advised that this was likely to “inflate house prices”.
    And, given the “extremely tight time constraints” the Treasury was under, it also recommended that the Government not go ahead with its plan to scrap interest deductibility loopholes.
    But speaking to media this afternoon, Finance Minister Grant Robertson denied that this advice was ignored.

    Not that interest-deductibility was EVER a loophole; it’s standard business practice.

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  32. Must be white priviledge.

    Thug, 36, is charged with punching 68-year-old Sri Lankan immigrant in face while yelling ‘you mother-f****** Asian’ on NYC subway

    A 68-year-old man Asian man has been violently assaulted on the New York City subway by an assailant shouting racial insults, in the latest shocking incident of anti-Asian hate.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9386805/Man-68-latest-victim-anti-Asian-violence-NYC-subway-assault.html

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  33. RUSSIA, CHINA MUST MOVE AWAY FROM USING DOLLAR, WESTERN-CONTROLLED PAYMENT SYSTEMS, LAVROV SAYS

    “They are promoting their ideologised agenda aimed at maintaining their dominance by holding back the development of other countries. This policy runs counter to the objective trend and, as it was customary to say, is ‘on the wrong side of history.’ The historical process will still take its toll,” Lavrov said.

    https://www.world.bistosh.com/2021/03/21/russia-china-must-move-away-from-using-dollar-western-controlled-payment-systems-lavrov-says/

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  34. Supreme Court Rejects Facebook Appeal in $15 Billion Lawsuit
    By Jack Phillips
    March 22, 2021 Updated: March 22, 2021
    biggersmaller Print

    The Supreme Court on March 22 rejected an appeal from Facebook that requested the court intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit that alleged the firm illegally tracked the online activities of its users when they aren’t on the platform, in violation of the federal Wiretap Act.

    “Facebook’s user profiles would allegedly reveal an individual’s likes, dislikes, interests, and habits over a significant amount of time, without affording users a meaningful opportunity to control or prevent the unauthorized exploration of their private lives,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stated in a 2020 ruling (pdf), saying that Facebook users suffered a clear invasion of privacy.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-rejects-facebook-appeal-in-15-billion-lawsuit_3744109.html?&utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email2&email=rsaonmars@gmail.com&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-22-2

    Oh dear now that’s going to demonetise Facebook.
    No wonder google is removing cookies etc.

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  35. Property investors have been backed into a corner. Does the lying child PM really think we are going to take it lying down?
    We still have a few things available up our sleeve sweety. Your popularity is going to tank, big time.

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  36. So if you go here you can get some fact sheets on what the scrwny tart and the fat controller did today.
    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/109638/government-releases-housing-policy-package-bright-line-test-extended-interest
    How to win friends and influence people.

    The current law
    Currently when owners of residential investment property calculate their taxable income they can deduct the interest
    on loans that relate to the income from those properties (claimed as an expense). This reduces the tax they need
    to pay.
    What is being changed
    The Government has agreed to change the rules that allow property owners to claim interest on loans used for
    residential properties as an expense against their income from those properties.
    The Government will consult on the detail of these proposals and legislation will be introduced shortly thereafter.
    Consultation will cover an exemption for new builds acquired as a residential investment property, and whether all
    people who are taxed on the sale of a property (for example under the bright-line tests) should be able to deduct
    their interest expense at the time of the sale. More information can be found at taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz
    The legislation will apply from 1 October 2021.
    Interest deductions on residential investment property acquired on or after 27 March 2021 will not be allowed from
    1 October 2021. Interest on loans for properties acquired before 27 March 2021 can still be claimed as an expense.
    However, the amount you can claim will be reduced over the next 4 income years until it is completely phased out, as
    shown in the table on the next page. This means that in the 2025–26 and later income years, you will not be able to
    claim any interest expense as deductions against your income.
    If money is borrowed on or after 27 March 2021 to maintain or improve property acquired before 27 March 2021, it
    will be treated the same as a loan for a property acquired on or after 27 March 2021. Interest on it will not be able to
    be claimed as an expense from 1 October 2021.
    Property developers (who pay tax on the sale of property) will not be affected by this change. They will still be able to
    claim interest as an expense.
    When a property is acquired
    For tax purposes, a property is generally acquired on the date a binding sale and purchase agreement is entered into
    (even if some conditions still need to be met). Full information on when a property is acquired is found in QB 17/02
    on taxtechnical.ird.govt.nz
    For the purposes of the changes outlined in this factsheet, a property acquired on or after 27 March 2021 will be
    treated as having been acquired before 27 March 2021, if the purchase was the result of an offer the purchaser made
    on or before 23 March 2021 that cannot be withdrawn before 27 March 2021.
    There’s more there.

    So for me its a shit. Just about to refurb some houses but now can’t claim the interest on that loan. Will have to think of another way or just ley the houses be llike they are.
    There goes my new car and new plant that I needed for the other business.
    24 years I have worked and slaved and housed low income Kiwi’s. The thanks I get is “you can remain poor”
    In our case the houses have only crept up in values over that last coupolke of years.
    These people are just shit.
    But they won’t stay long. 35000 Mum and Dad investors who are longterm holders of housing.
    Guess who they won’t vote for.
    And
    What happens to the Retirement villages who make all their capital gain.
    Fotunately I sold a couple and bought commercial.
    That’s where that money will go now and there are already less then 3 % yeilds in Auckland.
    Fuck what a mess.

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    • Good point made about retirement villages, those cunts are vultures to the elderly and id have no worries about them getting slammed except that those costs will get handed down to vulnerable pensioners.

      Loopholes will emerge as im sure labours wealthy mates will have some fuckery built into the brightline test they can exploit to ensure theyre not stung

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  37. Taxpayers Union turning up the heat on Mallards arse.

    “Dear Hunty

    I see you were one of the thousands of supporters who signed our petition calling on Speaker Trevor Mallard to pay back the taxpayer funds used to compensate the Parliamentary staff who Mr Mallard defamed by labelling a rapist.

    You will recall our friendly mascot Porky the Waste-hater got some media attention for presenting Mr Mallard with our “taxpayer invoice” – and as you can see, Mr Mallard didn’t like it one bit!

    We understand the story is about to get so much worse
    Hunty, I’m emailing to let you know that the Taxpayers’ Union hasn’t let this one rest. No one should get away with wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ dollars for falsely labelling someone a rapist.

    Even if we were to be generous to Mr Mallard, and assume it was an innocent mistake, why did it take 18 months for Mr Mallard to issue an apology – therefore making it even more expensive for taxpayers?

    I know many of our supporters were particularly alarmed when Mr Mallard recently admitted to the Select Committee looking into these matters that he realised “within 24 hours” that his accusation of rape was wrong.

    So the revelations that we understand will be made public very soon are particularly alarming. They strike to the heart of Mr Mallard’s honestly, integrity, and suitability to be a Member of our Parliament (let alone its Speaker).

    Watch this space…

    Keeping it on the public agenda: full page newspaper adverts”

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  38. Just watched the slimy prick Damion O’Connor on the 6pm news.

    He put the boot into Queenstown cafe operators and when asked to apologise the stupid prick apologised to Stewart Nash the minister of tourism. What a fuken idiot.

    Where is Ardern. She should be pulling these wankers into line.

    I forgot she is gutless and let’s her children run wild.

    Pathetic brat…..

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  39. Robbo Iied

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/finance-minister-grant-robertson-admits-being-too-definitive-in-ruling-out-bright-line-extension-during-election.html

    “This is a complex issue in which there is not one silver bullet,” Ardern said. “We are pulling all of the levers we have.”

    “They’ve taken the bright-line test and turned it into a full-scale capital gains tax,” said National leader Judith Collins.

    It’s the lever Labour specifically promised not to pull. Newshub asked Ardern why the bright-line test has been extended when the Government ruled it out.
    “We were silent on the bright-line test,” she replied.

    But they weren’t. Finance Minister Grant Robertson was directly asked about it on the campaign.

    “No,” Robertson replied during the campaign when asked if the bright-line test would change.

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  40. I wonder when we’ll get rental housing made out of shipping containers in NZ. They’d never make it past the clipboard tickers as the rules now stand but would be a cost effective way of housing the no-hopers.

    All it would take would be a few hectares of industrial land, 40′ insulated reefer containers @ about $8000 each & (say) another $30000 to line them, install power points/lights/plumbing, a few perspex windows & steel doors. After they’re trashed in a couple of years take them to the tip & recover the steel for scrap.

    Be cheaper than having new state houses & motels wrecked.

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    • Cut out all the unneeded benefits encouraging people to become layabouts, a friend of mine gets over $550 a week benefit and accommodation subsidy etc to do nothing, while more then capable of going fruit picking

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      • And then there’s the marginal cost of actually going to work. They have to provide their own transport & suitable clothing to be paid not much more than the benefits & add ons already provided.

        I recall reading an article where a few Hawkes Bay growers were interviewed. Basically they didn’t want the WINZ referrals as they’d rather wreck the machinery than work. This being the most farmer unfriendly government in the history of NZ refuse to see it in that light & keep pumping up the benefits.

        It’s humbling to drive past some of the orchards around the BofP & see rows of shitter cars that have been used to get the hard cases who have a bit of pride to their jobs. They deserve income support & assisted housing.

        Give the workshy scum containers.

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      • The RMA is only a piece of originally inspired legislation that has been hi jacked by Nimbys & wankers. It could be amended or disposed of by a parliamentary majority.

        My point, which I haven’t made yet, is that social housing & universal wages are only possible in well off counties. NZ was as such 50 to 60 years ago when we lived the high life on the wool clip but reality has caught up with us. The way I see it we are allowing mass immigration, borrowing & selling land to pay for the grandiose social experiment we live in but soon the piper will have to be paid.

        When that happens it will be as if we had fallen off a cliff, rich & poor alike. An insulated reefer would probably be preferable to WW2 style barracks & transit camps.

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    • Nasska a better solution using shipping containers.

      1.Place a shipping container outside an emergency accom motel facility.
      2. Yell out FREE METH AND BOOZE STEP INSIDE.
      3. Step to the side to avoid stampede
      4. Shut doors and lock methed retards inside.
      5. Dump in ocean or if youre not so mean then leave them marooned on an island far far away.
      6. repeat at the next emergency housing facility.
      7. Help the remaining few that are genuinely in need and not in that situation due to addiction.

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  41. Sounds like someones looking for a scapegoat…
    I hope this gets real uncomfortable for Big Pharma

    Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Health Officials Question AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Results

    Federal officials said that an independent panel of medical experts said the promising results announced by the company on Monday may have relied on “outdated information.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/22/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-cases/us-health-officials-question-results-from-astrazenecas-vaccine-trial-hours-after-theyre-released

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  42. Depression and suicides up as well?

    Pokies gambling spend in 2020 beats New Zealand records

    Despite a global pandemic, lockdowns and job losses, New Zealanders spent more gambling on poker machines in 2020 than ever before.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/pokies-gambling-spend-in-2020-beats-new-zealand-records

    “We’ve been tracking the pokie money through Covid, and we knew there was going to be an impact but we were surprised by the bounce-back once the pokie restrictions were eased. We didn’t anticipate that there’d be quite as vigourous a bounce back as there was over the December quarter,”

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      • The murder stats are only available until 2017 when Notional were at the helm.
        No new numbers.

        Little Jimmy two mums was in charge of stats and he could not deliver a census- which has been done for thousands of years.
        I think wee carbonated Jimmy blamed it on computers.
        Maybe it was the Accounts Payable clerk.
        But not the Minister. //

        Clearly the murder numbers have gone up (noticeably) or Labour would be gloating at their ONE success.

        They used to be out by mid year for the previous year.
        Add to the stats – Twyford, ardern, 3 pies and their dog bollocks Company have murdered success.

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  43. This was posted on another blog by Joey Camp.

    Boulder shooter is far-left radical extremist with very close ties to Denver School Board Director – Tay Anderson, Representative Leslie Herod, Candi CdeBaca, and other commies… directly and overtly. He is also a regular during the 2020 BLM protests and riots and would act as “security” for the events wearing full blackbloc.

    He is a major #DefundThePolice advocate and made numerous threats to murder Republican political office holders.

    We are developing this, and have been asked NOT to identify the individual at this time -yes, I sought confirmation with my sources- out of respect for the grieving families and the ongoing investigation.

    https://www.joeycamp2020.com/

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  44. Public Sector Bonuses during Covid lockdown – Aussie.
    Has this been happening in NZ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckgRaH_FxBE
    It’s ‘abundantly clear’ that ‘we’re not all in this together’

    Sky News host Rita Panahi says the “great divide” between the private and public sectors has become all the more apparent “in the age of COVID”.

    “It’s been a year now that we’ve been bombarded with the phrase: ‘We are all in this together’,” Ms Panahi said.

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    • Has this been happening in NZ?

      “we’re all in this together”
      “The team of 5 million”
      …. Yeah right. ……

      I would think undoubtedly, not only well paid, but somehow extra costs covered, and some form of bonuses.
      Probably have to push to gain information from the government.
      Local governments demanding increased rates with menaces and also pushing higher rates on others where they think they can get away with it.
      Bonuses, I would not be surprised.

      Where is the government opposition, that should be making a meal of this, exposing it.
      Ohhhh they are in on it too, all to be a “Uni-Party” looking forward to their turn next.

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  45. The sexual activity of older men.

    The frequency of sexual activity of older men depends on where they were born.
    Statistics just released from Statistics Canada, World Health Organization and
    The United Nations B.O.H. Team, reveal that:

    North American, Australian, South African, New Zealand and British men between
    60 and 80 years of age will, on average, have sex two to three times per week,
    whereas Japanese men, in exactly the same age group, will have sex only once
    or twice per year if they are lucky.

    This has come as very upsetting news to a lot of us at the Bowls Club as none

    of us had any idea that we were Japanese!

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  46. I tried to do some research on the internet about 7 or 8 years ago.
    A lot of what occurred was pre-internet so not easy to find.
    My recollection is based on casual observation and not a solid study.

    In Australia between 1985 and 1995 there were changes to rental property along the lines of what we are seeing now in NZ.

    There was the removal of negative gearing – offsetting tax losses against other income – and removal of tax deduction of interest.
    They also introduced capital gains tax in this period.

    The result was a significant reduction in commercially available rental property (private sector) .
    There was a slow dawning that the private sector provide both the risk and the capital and saved the Govt doing it .
    Duh.
    A bit slow.

    There ended up being reversal of this under John Howard.

    there was real shortage of rental stock after this AU Labor party idealism.

    History repeats.
    In NZ. 2017 onwards.

    The private sector was supplying the rental market at no capital outlay to Govt – in AU and NZ – and even the administration of this was in private sector- often people working evenings/weekends for no direct income repairing places, painting (maintenance) administering getting tenants, vetting and collection.

    What is the greater likelihood?
    the current Labour retards are :-
    A) too fucked in the head to understand economics
    or
    B) driven by ideology and not pragmatism.

    Whilst I am clearly not a fan of John Key he had a political pragmatism that smoothed out a lot of curves.

    This lot are not pragmatic and as dumb as fuck and if they had not torpedoed the relationship with the AU Govt they could get advice on what happened there from MPs who are still in Parliament now.
    Tony Abbott would know.

    In 1979 in UK 40% of the population lived in council houses.
    40%
    A lot.
    That is capital tie up, admin, repairs and maintenance.
    Thatcher undid some of this nonsense.
    They had a situation that was so anti private landlord (Labour party cunts again, UK, 1960s) that landlords had so few rights that they mainly only offered ‘holiday rental’ at maximum six months so they would not get stuck forever.
    This drove private landlords out of the market and let Local govt/Council control the rental market.
    It was a shocker.

    Boy, the Fat poof, Chippy, the pipe user, and the rest are undeniably stupid, mixed in with much malice.

    Who said capitalism is dead?

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