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  1. Good morning to you all, another beautiful day in paradise, have I lied enough today? The paradise bit I mean? The weather is great but suppose we need those Auckland reservoirs filled again, I’m enjoying the beautiful weather and in this land of gimme gimme gimme that is all that counts? Have a great day everyone

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  2. New Zealanders were conned out of $17M last year by cybercrime. That sum is miniscule compared to the total of taxpayers funds being scammed or wasted by this government. The whole lying deceptive bunch should resign due to their incompetence. Things are going to get much worse financially for their supporter base.

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  3. I borrowed this from TGP.
    In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle.

    Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the animal passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and he [Mohammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion against all the rest of mankind.
    – John Quincy Adams

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  4. Duncan Garner puts the boot into Labours housing policy.
    Labours housing policy naive at best, plain dumb at worst. Talk about the unintended consequences, Labour may be shafting the very people they represent.
    In their bid to make home ownership cheaper and easier, Labour have stumbled into the room with the trap door and tumbled down.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/duncan-garner-labour-s-housing-package-naive-at-best-plain-dumb-at-worst.html
    When will the media stop propping up our Celebrity Prime Minister and out of his depth Finance Minister and tear them apart on their lies and failures on housing as it has been one after another with hard working taxpayers footing the bill.

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    • I never had any respect for the robbers son.
      From the Otago Robertson Crime Family.

      Daddy did jail time and perhaps he should too.
      He has no training whatever in economics or finance.

      What a useless lot.
      -A PT PM whose commercial job experience was wrapping fush and chips while at skool.

      -Robbers son hung about university (Otago) to do politics; not learn.
      His first ‘job’ was an NGO type fund to ‘give away $7 m a year in Samoa’ Hanging with the Faʻafafine .
      Zero commercial experience. No commercial training or experience.
      At least John Key send Paula Bennett off to Harvard or somewhere in 2008 or 2009 to do a high-power course.

      When Robbers son’s daddy was sent to jail he then qualified for full bursary to attend Otago uni despite living in the town.
      This was because there was a drop in family income. No kidding.
      Y’know; when daddy stopped getting the salary from the people he was also stealing from !!
      In effect, Grunt Robbers son benefited from this crime.

      Anyone who comes along in 2021 and say they never saw this coming with robbers son is more than a tad naive.
      They are blind.

      -The Health Minister in 2020 with Doctor of God qualification and a first aid course when he was 12 was less than useless and typical of religious nutters by taking no responsibility for his actions.
      Now the nominal Health Minister is a Little dick who was a dodgy unionist;
      while the real Health Minister (Verrall) is not even called the Minister of Health and is a first term – person of colour and lesbian.
      Yay for diversidy.

      -The Powerful Minister of Social Welfare role is filled by Sepuloni whose qualifications include having her own mother convicted of social welfare fraud.

      these people above are the cream of the Labour crop.
      It gets really sour after that….

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    • Curtilage?
      When farm land and a residential dwelling are sold in one transaction, we consider that the single transaction can be “apportioned” or “divided” into two separate supplies for GST purposes.
      The first is the supply of farm land, and the second is the supply of the residential dwelling including land attached to the residential dwelling.
      This land is often referred to as “curtilage”.

      https://www.vcnz.co.nz/services/taxation/

      That article also goes onto how to define lifestyle blocks, that shows more rules and regulations that councils entangle with and how tax laws fit in.

      More laws, rules, regulations, so needs more definitions, maybe exemptions, so supposedly how all these things may be taxed or not.

      Then if changing things, then also check with your solicitor and accountant, to be sure how things fit into the ever changing definitions.

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      • Most if not all rural landholders operate like that, i guess the next day or 2 fed farmers will come it swinging if the rural sector is caught up in it.
        Nice homestead plus 4 staff houses would equal a nice payday to cindy and robo, couple that with damien oconnors smug twat remarks about tourism and his warning for agriculture it wouldnt suprise me if they have shafted farmers this way.

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        • What about those with airnb’s. ARE they classed as a rental house. Are apartment Arinb’s classed as a rental house.
          Are those shared owner beach apartment rental houses. Is a moral a rental house and will those that are renting to the govt. to house the displaced considered to be rental housing? Can the deduct their mortgage interest now?
          How is the capital gain calculated? Do we allow for inflation?
          Do we allow for improvements?
          So many questions from the stupid tart.

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  5. An emperor of the Rising Sun advertised for a new chief samurai warrior.

    Only three applied for the job: a Japanese, a Chinese and a Jewish samurai. “Demonstrate your skills,” commanded the emperor.

    The Japanese samurai stepped forward, opening a tiny box and released a fly. He drew his sword and, Swish! The fly fell to the floor, neatly divided in two.

    The Chinese samurai smiled, then opened a tiny box, releasing a fly. He drew his sword. Swish!Swish! The fly fell to the floor neatly quartered.

    No.3 samurai stepped forward, released the fly, and drew his sword. SWOOOOOOOSH! The speed of his sword created a gust of wind. The fly let out a high-pitched sound, but continued to fly around.

    “What kind of skill is that?” asked the emperor.”The fly isn’t even dead.”

    “Dead schmead,” replied the Jewish samurai. “Dead is easy. Now, circumcision…. that takes skill!”

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    • Interestingly, the “Ju” in “Ju-jutsu” (also known as jiu-jitsu or ju-jitsu) is the same character as the “ju” in “judo.” The nuance is that this is an unarmed fighting technique.

      No need for the silly jokes about the Hebrew samurai’s “Jew Jitsu” skills.

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  6. Rich prick, and gay sex predator, given continued name suppression by corrupt judge, even after being found guilty.

    If this was a straight guy and the victim was a blonde bimbo, he would be all over the media. Regardless of innocence or not.

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  7. This is juicy. Mallard aint gona duck this one…no way out ducky. Courtesy of the TU.
    Dear Hunty,

    “This morning, there was an extraordinary development in the Trevor Mallard false rape allegation matter – enough, we think, to justify his resignation as Speaker, and possibly an MP. Here’s Mike Hosking speaking to Judith Collins on the new revelations a few moments ago.

    It appears Mr Mallard continued to threaten the person he falsely alleged was a rapist even after he knew it was untrue.

    According to Court documents, Mr Mallard (through his lawyer, Linda Clark*) threatened to attack the victim’s reputation (and claim the allegation was true) months after Mr Mallard has now said he knew the claim to be false.

    That turns the defamation from a ‘mistake’ into a deliberate act of bullying and victimisation of the junior Parliamentary employee.

    I know a little bit about defamation law. The feeling when someone powerful says they will plead truth (what used to be termed ‘justification’) is extremely intimidating. It appears that is precisely what Mr Mallard was trying to do: ‘if you sue me, I’ll say my allegation was true’ – when he knew full well it wasn’t true.

    It’s a huge bluff to play. And when it fails (as it did here) it’s expensive.

    Your humble Taxpayers’ Union has reviewed the Court documents and put together this timeline ( go to Taxpayers union to read )

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  8. A family was driving behind a garbage truck when a dildo flies out and thumped against the windshield. Embarrassed, and to spare her young son’s innocence, the mother turns around and says, “Don’t worry, dear. That was just an insect.”
    “Wow,” the boy replies. “I’m surprised it could get off the ground with a cock like that!”

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  9. The Robbo school of arrogance.

    Housing crisis: Tenants can ‘look elsewhere’ if landlords hike rents – Robertson

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/housing-crisis-tenants-can-look-elsewhere-if-landlords-hike-rents-robertson.html

    But Finance Minister Grant Robertson says it won’t “necessarily” push prices up, because renters have the option to “go looking elsewhere”.

    “You and I can’t get interest deductibility for the properties we occupy, so why should investors get that? We’re closing that loophole, and we think it will make for a fairer housing market… There’s a tax loophole that’s been exploited by speculators and investors that homeowners don’t get to use, and it is making things more unaffordable for first-home buyers.”

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      • He’s got to be pulled up on this. It’s an deliberate, outright lie every time he sprouts this shit. It’s designed to make landlords look like they’re cheating the system. This couldn’t be further from the case. I’m getting fucking hot under the collar with these dishonest arseholes. I hope this issue doesn’t lose oxygen, and it blows up in their faces. They’ve just fucked over the business model of a million (guess) businesses.

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        • You have to feel especially sorry for anyone who has just purchased a property as a rental and factored the claimable interest in. That makes a big difference to a banks lending I would imagine. I doubt commercial real estate is a winner at the moment with earthquake proofing and businesses going tits up.

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          • Good commercial is ok and that’s where the money will go now. In Auckland though they have been selling at less than 3% yield. That’s a bit desperate but better than the bank still with the promise of capital gains and now expenses as the tenant pays them.

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    • They still don’t get it. Regardless of what Labour & a few of my fellow commenters say there’s a massive gap between the supply of housing & the demand for housing. With the possible exception of the SI West Coast the deficit is NZ wide but at its worst in Auckland & Wellington.

      It is the perfect example of supply & demand. Allow, even encourage, more new builds & the problem will take care of itself.

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  10. Grant Robertson denies family homes subject to bright-line test
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/grant-robertson-denies-family-homes-subject-to-bright-line-test.html

    Currently, a main home is excluded from the bright line test as long as the owner has used it as their main home for more than 50 percent of the time they’ve owned it and more than 50 percent of the property is used.

    Facing questions on The AM Show about the change, Finance Minister Grant Robertson reiterated that “whenever your home is your family home, it is not subject to the bright-line test”.

    “The change that we are making is that for periods of time beyond 12 months – you have a 12-month buffer in which you might be needing to move around or do something – beyond that, we will measure the bright-line test for the actual amount of time a property is your family home or not your family home.”

    The AM Show host Duncan Garner said that meant the bright-line test now applies to family homes, something Robertson on Tuesday definitively stated was not the case.

    Robertson vehemently pushed back on Garner’s suggestion.

    “No it doesn’t. It absolutely doesn’t. No, Duncan. It absolutely does not. While the property is your family home, the home you live in, the bright-line test does not apply.”

    The minister said if you move out of the house for more than a year “then it is not your family home”.

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  11. Auckland supermarket shuts the doors because a worker “may” have the rona!
    Make up your bloody mind up Trashly Bloomers, they have or they haven’t, no is maybe!
    Get your shit together, or fuck off!

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  12. Cindy will anouce, the announcement of an announcement that Auckland is going back into lockdown, because of the last outbrake which may or not have happened, as they can’t make up their mind. She will speak from the podium of truth and tell us all the usual lies and rely on someone else to wipe her bum for her!

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  13. Another announcement from ACT…

    “PETITION: Abolish the bright-line test
    Labour’s new housing tax changes are divisive and unfair and will be ineffective. The changes are about blaming Mum and Dad investors and will do nothing to improve housing affordability for the next generation.

    ACT would:

    • Abolish the bright-line test completely;
    • Reverse Labour’s interest deductibility changes.

    Labour’s extension of the bright-line test has created a capital gains tax by stealth. When National introduced the bright-line test in 2015, David Seymour said:

    “…this tax is the acorn of a capital gains tax. It is a measure that will grow from 2 years to 5 to 10 to 15 years. You watch: it will eventually apply to a wider range of homes. It is the acorn that the National Party has planted that will grow into a full-blown capital gains tax.”

    Sadly, ACT has been vindicated. The pre-2015 law would have seen tax paid on income from property speculation. The bright-line test was unnecessary but has been allowed to grow into a CGT. It will push rents up, making it harder for Kiwis saving for their first home.

    ACT would also allow landlords to claim interest deductions on residential property income, a right Labour proposes to remove.

    ACT is holding them all accountable. A vote for ACT is a vote to abolish the bright-line test completely and reverse Labour’s interest deductibility changes.

    The focus must be on easier planning rules and smarter infrastructure funding. Only that will address house affordability for the next generation.”

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  14. Young working nurse wants to buy her first home in Dunedin. Because of family illness parents need to live with her and her partner plus a couple of younger siblings.
    Has $23,000 in KiwiSaver which she is allowed to withdraw but in order to obtain the $10,000 first home grant the house must be under $400,000.
    How is this restriction helping anyone onto the property ladder?

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    • They only want to be seen as doing something and not actually fixing anything. Cindy and the media create chaos and crisis so she can be seen saving the sheeple.

      Theres also 2 sides to a story here also, you must remember that nowdays 1st homebuyers want to get on mid way up the property ladder and not start at the bottom, its all good and well if you can afford your dream house/area 1st up but if you cant then buy where you can afford and dont ho whinging.
      Theres lots of small comunities around otago and southland with very affordable housing.

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      • If they want a house they need to limit their consumption of the latest clothes, cars, an amazing social life with expensive travel and entertainment, concerts and festivals and eating out. Living a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget has never been achieveable and does not lead to success.

        Buying your own home when young can be achieved by many if they are committed and somewhat frugal. Stop spending, whinging and whining.

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      • The money is not the problem, one parent is terminal and they are selling their house. The point I was putting is that by limiting any first time buyer to under $400,000 in Dunedin is consigning them to the very bottom of what is Dunedin’s housing market. The median house price in October 2017 was $430,000, in December 2020 it is now $607,095.

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  15. NZCPR.com is out ( cant link it, sorry )
    This week…
    “In this week’s NZCPR newsletter, we expose the Government’s radical plan to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into law by 2040, our NZCPR Guest Commentator former Judge Anthony Willy explains why Maori tikanga cannot be incorporated into the common law, and our poll asks whether you support Labour’s decision to implement the United Nations Indigenous Rights Declaration. “

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  16. Great speech by Seymour. “Setting the tax rate is the most important thing the government of NZ does.” “They feel that if people have money it is their right to take it.”

    ACT’s David Seymour pokes fun at ‘kooky’ Greens, Chlöe Swarbrick hits back in debate over ‘progressive’ tax system
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/03/act-s-david-seymour-pokes-fun-at-kooky-greens-chl-e-swarbrick-hits-back-in-debate-over-progressive-tax-system.html

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  17. I see the skinny transexual teenagerTova Obryan has had a chip at the horsefaced creature Ardern, Jeeeeeez that’ll have ardern pouting and looking for toys to throw outta her cot and no more swapping spit in the shower for those two,LOL.

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  18. And this today from my accountant.

    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 the details of 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.

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    • They are basically treating a cost (interest) as profit and then taxing it. That is bullshit.

      Taxing capital gains (profit) is ok.

      None of this will work unless they stop lowering the bar to home ownership and make it easy to develop and build. Stop printing fucking money 💸

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      • Regarding capital gains as profit. Yes, tax it, but what is the profit? The BLT makes no allowance for inflation or adding value. You get taxed on inflationary government policies.
        You buy a house for $1m. You spend $300k adding an extra bedroom. There is $100k of inflation overthis thime. You sell for $1.5m. What is the profit?
        In this simplistic example, you should pay tax on $100k. With the BLT, or Cullen proposed CGT, you pay tax on $500k, including the currency debasement part from inflation. The tax of say $180k means in fact there is a loss on the deal

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    • Saggy prediction; you heard it here first: They will ditch the interest expense deductibility policy. They haven’t thought this through. All landlords and all renters are going to get stung by this. That’s a shitload of voters. And we know how much this govt likes votes.

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  19. Odakyu-sen & others have queried whether housing was an issue earlier on in NZ’s history. It was. In 1935 a survey showed that 40,000 families were living in “defective” housing. Archives NZ have preserved two short films on the subject.

    First Part 1# https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a42UnqSKMyo

    And Part 2# https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbgu8fluKug

    The salient point is that practical solutions were found. Instead of dickering with tax laws & wanking with loan valuation ratios they actually built a few fucking houses. This for some occult reason, which economists, consultants & shiny arsed idiots can’t begin to comprehend, began to solve the problems.

    If we can’t learn from history then what hope for the future?

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    • The whole point is the marxists in charge needed a reason to raise taxes so created or used the housing shortage to be ‘solved’ by raising CGT. It won’t fix the housing shortage but they can distribute funds from the rich to the poor. Done and sorted.

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      • You may be right but it’s worth considering that National spent nine “long” years doing everything within their powers to create a housing shortage & they weren’t quite as into income redistribution as the current pack of clowns..

        Although most of them were as thick as bricks they may have stopped to consider that the hundreds of thousands of kebab makers & bottle store workers that we were supposed to be short of might have needed somewhere to live.

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        • Good point, nasska.
          Why has the NZ governments (National and Labour) allowed in so many of the following workers?
          – Taxi / bus drivers
          – Bottle store workers
          – Ethnic food workers
          – Traffic wardens
          – Call center workers
          – Telemarketers
          – Immigration department staff
          – Sales staff
          – WINZ employees
          How do any of these people contribute to the economy? (With the exception of drivers of mostly empty buses)

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  20. I wonder if Jacin-DUH is going to crack soon. The shit is really
    starting to hit the fan now. A useless degree, and fish and chip
    wrapping should be good enough to get her a job cleaning public
    bogs.

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  21. YSB blog lacks one thing: a resident village idiot. Kiwiblog has got a couple. Why can’t we???

    NOTE TO EDITOR: Please advertise for an idiot to inhabit this village blog. We can all throw fruit and shit at him/her. We can mock the Jacinda worship. We can have LOTS of fun!!!

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  22. Hello! Cindy’s going on holiday! But she has to get the rona jab first!
    In the national interest you can get a jab early. Reeks of a rona passport, I think!
    Will you be able to bypass MIQ, if you get the jab?

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  23. Does anyone know if Ginny Anderson is ” with foal” The POS. is all for spending more of employers money no problem for ” time off for miscarriages” FFS which employer wouldn’t help out with genuine cases ,why force it on them? my guess is she’s got a gutsfull of arms and legs and is going to play this BS for 9 fucking months ,you can just see her walking around with her hand on her “baby bump” like Harrys whore.

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  24. Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes And Seize Guns Without A Warrant

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation. But what would ultimately become a major Fourth Amendment case began with an elderly couple’s spat over a coffee mug.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2021/03/23/biden-administration-urges-supreme-court-to-let-cops-enter-homes-and-seize-guns-without-a-warrant/?sh=81e439b2829f

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  25. Because I dont pay for the rubbish rags that Stuff produces I hadn’t seen this scribble before. However, it has surfaced in this week’s local Hutt News. A marginally interesting story by the young lady, but I note with distaste that in the local edition the name of our country has been changed to Aotearoa in all places where New Zealand appears in the original.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/kiwi-traveller/122920174/covid19-leaving-aotearoa-to-fly-across-the-world-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic

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  26. Update from Taxpayers Union..Mallard

    “Dear Hunty,

    The Trevor Mallard rape allegation saga is developing quickly.

    This afternoon, National MP Chris Bishop laid out all the details in Parliament.

    Watch the extraordinary speech here.

    Chris Bishop in Parliament

    To our astonishment, the Prime Minister is claiming that the newly-released information does “not raise any issues that had not already been traversed”.

    That is extraordinary. Has she not read the material? Has she been blindsided by the Speaker? Or has post-truth politics hit the Beehive?

    The new information reveals how Trevor Mallard threatened to reassert his false rape allegation, even after he realised he’d got it wrong.

    Read for yourself: your humble Taxpayers’ Union has obtained the raw court documents that have reignited this saga. Read the Statement of Claim here.

    As reported by the NZ Herald, today we ran the first of our full page ads calling on Trevor Mallard to pay back taxpayers for the $333,000 (and counting) in expenses he’s incurred through legal fees and settlement costs.

    Advert in the Dom Post

    Thanks to donations from supporters like you, we have been able to book a half-page ad on page 2 of Friday’s NZ Herald and a full page ad in Saturday’s (broadsheet) Weekend Dominion Post.

    Jacinda Ardern might want the media to move on, but we will not be letting this go.

    Thank you for your support.

    Jordan @ Taxpayers’ Union”

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    • She just lies without flinching:

      “To our astonishment, the Prime Minister is claiming that the newly-released information does “not raise any issues that had not already been traversed”.”

      It doesn’t matter what your political persuasion, your moral compass needs swinging if you condone Mallard’s behaviour.

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      • Arderns a drug taking cock sucking piece of trash. To think that whore is trying to run this country with her band of dud misfits is a fucking travesty. My Grandfather fought in the trenches to stop cunts like her. Im boiling fuckin mad.

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      • moral compass? She is an amoral communist Cunt. Just like Stalin. But, at least Stalin was a an Ortodox Christian and in fact studied for the Priesthood at one stage…. ( I suspect going to confession to him could have been traumatic) Arderne? She is evidently good with her lips – at both ends. Bugger all else.

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  27. Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease

    Aims of the study:
    Patient comprehension is a critical part of meeting medical ethics standards of informed consent in study designs. The aim of the study was to determine if sufficient literature exists to require clinicians to disclose the specific risk that COVID-19 vaccines could worsen disease upon exposure to challenge or circulating virus.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33113270/

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  28. OH shit the latest national MP to give his maiden speech thinks there is a great omnipotent slave master in “HEAVEN” Stop fretting folks we are in the hands of the greatest God in the history of the cosmos.
    I dont even know the bald headed CUNTS name but GOD save us from him and soy boys like him.
    FUCK YOU CRUSHER IF YOU HELPED THIS ARSEHOLE TO WRITE THAT CRAP.
    .

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  29. That ship blocking the Suez canal was causing a bit of a headache.

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1374465748458893314?s=09

    Came from China.

    https://twitter.com/IntelCrab/status/1374486222131752965

    Coincidentally, the ships call sign is H3RC and Hillary Rodham Clintons Secret Service code name was Evergreen.
    I hope there are no people being trafficked on that vessel.

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/EVER-GIVEN-IMO-9811000-MMSI-353136000

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  30. Most countries have watch lists.
    Let’s say that you want an incident to occur that you could use for political gain. I don’t know. Let’s say gun control.
    Simply wait until one of the men on the watch list goes and buys a gun (or have an operative sell a gun to him) and then wait for something to happen. Untraceable. Deniable. Politically useful.

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    • What weighting do the authorities use?

      The FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.
      The FBI knew in advance the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).
      The FBI knew in advance the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.
      The FBI knew in advance the Garland, Texas, shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi).
      where it was the attack on Pam Geller’s Muhammad Art Exhibit in communication with FBI undercover agent.
      The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).
      The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan);

      and now the FBI knew in advance of Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.
      https://gab.com/markzilla/posts/105941372181553113

      By now one would think they would have some idea?
      A jihadi context?
      A KKK context?
      A white supremacist context?
      A BLM context?
      A Chinese context?
      A Russian context?
      An antifa context? whoops just an idea?
      A “lone wolf” context? whoops the “known wolf” context
      A democrat run city? a democrat run state? ….. hmmm ….

      Is there a cross contamination?

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  31. Data mining would help SIS counter-terrorism effort despite public ‘reticence’ – report

    A newly released report shows faster and wider harvesting of data about people was identified as a priority for bolstering counter-terrorism efforts.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/data-mining-would-help-sis-counter-terrorism-effort-despite-public-reticence-report

    The 135-page report about how the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) performed prior to the mosque attacks warned “data mining” may not go down well with the public but said the service should explore the government’s “appetite” for it.

    The review also recommended law changes so police could more easily charge people with planning a terrorist attack.

    A lot of resources were being diverted to monitoring threats not investigating and prosecuting them because the law was too limited, it said.

    The government has vowed to change the law and to fast-track work on this.

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  32. The Government’s housing announcements have been a shock. In this special edition of Free Press, ACT Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden makes sense out of the madness, and sets out what ACT will do about it in the next Government.

    Today I have launched a petition today seeking your support to repeal the bright-line test and reintroduce mortgage interest deductibility on residential property income.

    The Government says it will ‘tilt the balance’ towards first home buyers. That got me thinking about who else is involved in this picture. If the Government is ‘tilting the balance’ towards some people, it must be away from others.

    This is the Government of ‘be kind,’ but the headlines are already talking about winners and losers from its policy. The policy is introduced as pitting people against each other. The subtext of this policy is that there are good people and bad people, and the Government is punishing the bad.

    The actual policies can be divided into three types. There are policies that subsidise first home buyers, policies that punish other homeowners and policies that are supposed to boost supply.

    The subsidies are changes in the First Home scheme. A first home buyer who earns under $95,000 (up from $85,000) or $150,000 as a couple (up from $130,000) only needs a 5 percent deposit to receive a grant, and will be able to buy more expensive homes.

    That’s just the entrée though, the real deal is the punishment of everyone else.

    ACT said in 2015 that National’s two-year bright-line test was an acorn. Since then it’s grown into a full-size tax tree. The extension to 10 years is not the real action though.

    The Government also, under parliamentary urgency last night, said if you don’t live in your family home for more than a year you may have to pay capital gains tax. If you get a two year secondment to work on a project, perhaps you are a civil engineer, you could end up paying the tax.

    Imagine a young person starting their career at Tiwai Point. They’ve moved to Invercargill for its more-affordable-than-most housing market, and Rio Tinto offers them an exciting secondment offshore. One day they could bring home valuable insights, but will they bother under this regime? All we know is it just got a lot less likely. Life is complex, there will be lots of unintended consequences like this.

    In 2023, a vote for ACT will be a vote to abolish this capital gains tax in drag completely because you simply can’t be a little bit pregnant, as National tried when it introduced the two-year version of the bright-line test.

    This is probably a good time to point out that capital gains taxes have not made housing more affordable for anyone. Not anywhere, not ever. I can tell you as an economist that if demand outstrips supply then prices will rise, but you don’t need to be an economist for this one. It’s actually a stick up, the Government is cutting itself into the capital gains game.

    Far more destructive is the removal of interest deductibility for property investors. It’s bad policy. Income tax is supposed to be on income but this effectively makes it a revenue tax. In 2023, a vote for ACT will be a vote to abolish this perversion of the tax system.

    On the divisiveness, note the Government called mortgage interest deduction a loophole. This government is attacking people as exploiting a loophole for following perfectly orthodox tax laws. It’s a poisonous way to treat people.

    If you were paying 3 percent on a million-dollar mortgage, you now get a $10,000 tax bill, every year. Of course, that cost will be passed on to the tenant. This is about webs of people, and guess who tenants are? Most tenants are also known as wannabe first home buyers. In its rush to divide and conquer, this Government has engaged in friendly fire.

    The Government doesn’t understand that people are interdependent. There are not good people and bad people. In fact, most of the difference between people is actually in the stage of life. Kids move out of home to become renters, then homeowners, then investors. The Government is just pitting you against your past and future self.

    Of course the real answer is to build more homes. The Government has paid lip service to this. It has identified the real problem, we aren’t short of land, but sections. The difference between land and a section is infrastructure and consenting.

    For infrastructure there is a $3.8 billion dollar fund but, get this, the small print says they’ll decide the details in June. It is not even clear how many years it’s spread over, but we guess four. The rest of the supply side announcements such as having the Government buy land for housing, reform the RMA and the Urban Development Act are all reheats of old policies that clearly haven’t worked or we wouldn’t be here. So much for supply.

    The real take out is that this Government is no different from the others. The idea that it is somehow kind, inclusive, and charting a new course the way foreign media portray it is piffle. They have were elected to fix housing. Not only have they failed but they’ve used populist, divisive politics to try to cover it over.

    ACT’s housing plan is about changing the land use planning, infrastructure funding and building consent system for all builders, not just the Government. Instead of dividing New Zealand we would unite New Zealand behind good ideas. The alternative is to keep fighting over a shortage.

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