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  1. Bloomfield’s Lockdown was a fantastic excuse of the Red Socialists to get a total grip of power on all of us. We need a new party to reject Blue (National and ACT) and Red Socialism and the Big State with Big Powers and Big Taxes.

    Until then, we are screwed. But you all know this.

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  2. Nanaia Mahuta likens NZ-China relations to taniwha and dragon

    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has likened New Zealand’s relationship with China to the respect a taniwha would have for a dragon, and vice versa.

    In her first speech on New Zealand’s relationship with China since becoming Foreign Minister in November, she also said it was in New Zealand’s economic resilience to diversify rather than putting all its eggs in one basket.

    And she issued a veiled criticism of China’s loans to Pacific Island countries which had increased their vulnerability under Covid-19.

    But in comments to reporters after the speech, and two days before Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrives in New Zealand, Mahuta also gave an unequivocal message to New Zealand’s partners in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, that New Zealand was not comfortable with it expanding its remit to joint positions on foreign policy.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/nanaia-mahuta-likens-nz-china-relations-to-taniwha-and-dragon/UX7W7YHM3YGT5Y634BY2TF6K4M/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2kOlD-svu9-OCeoWg78aR6po4XkfiUmoi9BXhauiiiUTPrKrJfo3UpuWA#Echobox=1618804494

    Well I guess the taniwha around this place manage to extract a fair bit of kopha so perhaps we can do the same. aussie owes us a pile and china is needed to sell all the food we produce.

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  3. Bon, Willie Jackson is all that’s wrong with our Country ,a POS troughing arsehole who’s entire personal wealth has been built on keeping Maori in the colonialist gutter while at the same time hating on Whitey for the place Maori find themselves because of C–Ts like him.
    John Tamihere is exactly the same breed of race baiting shyster who has also gotten rich off of his peoples troubles ,filth both of them, but hey driving around in new Mercs can’t be to hard aye ?

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  4. Courtesy FreePress/ACT
    “If the Government can send a letter of expectation to Air New Zealand, can we send one to the Government?

    Dear Prime Minister,

    In light of Grant Robertson’s letter to the Board of Air New Zealand, here are some expectations for your Government:

    Stop publicly attacking minimum wage workers. To accuse fast food and security workers, who have no platform, from the highest podium in the land is a bit cringey. By your proposed definition, it might be hate speech. You are accusing individuals of endangering the whole country. Please be kind.

    Use language precisely. Please try to call things what they are. Your recent housing policy was not housing policy but a tax policy. No population on earth has taxed its way to higher home ownership rates. Describing anyone with a rental property as a ‘speculator’ is inaccurate and divisive, so is calling mortgage interest deductibility a ‘loophole.’

    Define the problem before intervening. Your ban on oil and gas exploration has removed the best fuel available for a ‘just transition’ away from coal. In fact there is more coal in our future. If the problem was defined as ‘how do we reduce emissions,’ nobody would have suggested banning exploration.

    Be proactive. When MIQ occupation shrinks, let’s have a contingency to let more people in. Separated families, specialist workers. It’s one thing so be reactive, such as when the Wiggles phone, but you need to be proactive in our response to COVID-19.

    Uphold the rule of law. The rule of law is the bulwark that protects all New Zealanders from tyranny. We need to know that when there are disputes, they’ll be resolved by what the law says. By wading into the Ihumatao dispute on the side of the squatters, then using taxpayer money to buy them their wish, you have done irreparable damage to the rule of law.

    Consult on the laws you make. Your firearm laws have been a disaster. You alienated the law-abiding firearm community for the sake of political theatre. Your gun buyback demonstrably failed. Now there is a shootout every other day. We could have told you this. Actually, we did.

    Base your graphs on actual data. If you publish a graph showing how many people will be vaccinated and when, please base it on actual numbers. Don’t tell us by Official Information Act request that it was ‘for illustration only.’ If it is just a pretty picture, don’t muddy the water by putting numbers on the y-axis!

    Think win-win. To many of your policies are win-lose. Nearly everything you do is about either dividing up wealth or spending it. You need to start asking with each policy, will this bring forth the conditions for wealth creation?

    We trust these guidelines will be of help, we take this time to indicate that we’ll be getting very involved in Governance renewal over the next two years.”

    Yours sincerely,

    Free Press Readers

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  5. “Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity.”
    Thomas Sowell

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    • Theres a reason why the likes of pansy trudeau and cindy are fast tracking gun reform and taking all the firearms they can.

      People think im nuts when i explain that pretty much every genocide or ruthless totalitarian govt starts with disarming or severely restricting the population from owning them. “No that would never happen on todays world” hmmmm they dont seem to realize theres genocides and murderous govts operating today!!

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  6. LOL, there’s always a way around the rules. More of Cindy’s unintended consequences.

    Aussie’s who are not allowed to fly internationally other than into NZ have taken the opportunity to fly off elsewhere after crossing the NZ border!

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  7. “If the colonialists don’t pay us for the use of the sun…. well, we’ll just take the sun back eh?” said Wiremu.

    “That’ll show ‘em!”

    “Yes, yes” exclaimed the Maori elites & apologists in unison as they rubbed their greedy little hands together.

    They all fell silent contemplating their fiscal astuteness until one lad piped up & asked, “but… how will we do that? You know how hot the sun is?”

    “That’s no problem,” replied the Treaty of Waitangi bureaucrat, ” We’ll go at night!”

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  8. Australia has a government funded organisation following up people who have been vaccinated, by text, 3 days after the jab.
    Their website states that they have had a 69% reply rate.

    The latest figures on the website for the pfizer jab are as follows:

    Number of replies after second jab 44,888
    Number of adverse reactions in total 60.1%
    Number who had to take time off work etc 21.9%
    Number who had to seek medical attention etc 1.8%

    https://www.ausvaxsafety.org.au/safety-data/covid-19-vaccines

    These figures are probably understated as the elderly are less likely to have mobile phones, the very ill are not likely to be responsive to a txt and of course the dead (unless they are Biden supporters) won’t respond.

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      • Maori were neolithic. They cultivated a limited range of crops in restricted geographical areas, and suffered from a chronic carbohydrate shortage.
        I find it odd that they had lost the technology to make earthenware pottery.

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        • It is generally accepted that the Maori descend from the Taiwanese indigenous peoples. It seems that their route took them through SE Asia & then onto the various islands of the Pacific. It is possible that there was no clay suitable for producing pottery so the art died out.

          It’s my theory that the loss of navigational skills, use of sails & restricted use of cultivation stems from inter tribal warfare. If, for five centuries, the warrior is exalted while the thinker is thrown in the hangi the resultant gene pool must favour the naturally violent fighter over the innovator.

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        • They lost the ability to sail as well if their stories are to be believed.

          They arrived in NZ in the Medieval warming period.
          A couple of degrees warmer makes a difference- a huge difference.
          As an aside: There was a warm period up to approx 1940.
          The 1930’s Depression would have claimed a lot more lives if it had been colder like it was in the 1940s.

          The Maori quickly lost the ability to sail so when it turned cold they could not leave; while the settlers in Greenland had that choice. In Greenland some chose to stay -and perished.

          I ask the question- did Maori really plan to settle NZ or were they simply the lower caste kicked out of their homeland because they were troublemakers?
          Genuine question.
          If they were settlers they would have brought food – like breadfruit – that could sustain them.
          It does not look like much planning.
          Going to a place that is cold(er), required decent shelter for months of cold winter each year, clothing to keep warm, food supply . Y’know. The basics, food shelter clothing.
          Huh.

          It all points to them being expelled from their homeland and perhaps a few wardens who drew the short straw to escort them to the new place.
          The wardens were not around for long and the knowledge of how to use sails disappeared.

          What is the true story of this people who lived a pretty shitty existence until whitie came along and Capt Cook brought some Captain Cookers?
          Even the Aborigines of Australia understood conservation of resources (60,000 year attests), had a musical instrument (Didgeridoo), the boomerang, and were at one with their environment.

          I cant wait for the NZ Govt re- interpretation of ‘Real NZ History’
          It will be like Beethoven being played as rap music (?)

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            • Bok choi or rice then? Lack of soil minerals possibly but there are plenty of crops that grow in NZ. I agree with howitis, I’ve often thought they may have been chased out by their previous society. Why else did they not prepare and bring chickens, ducks, pigs or other protein stock to raise here?

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            • I know that O-Sen
              It was a test to see if you are a lefty.
              Leftys dont do observation, analysis or interpretation.
              They would not have picked that up.
              There will be three MSM creeps who read that looking for white supr ema cists talk and they will not have picked that up.

              However you passed.
              Well done.

              I learnt about breadfruit in relation to the 1984 film Mutiny on the bounty
              where:-
              “In 1769, Captain James Cook sailed to Tahiti and discovered breadfruit. … In 1787, William Bligh was appointed Captain of the HMS Bounty and instructed by the Royal Crown to transport over 1,000 breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the Caribbean to be used as a high-energy, nutritious food source for British slaves.”

              We know what happened after that.

              I always find it amusing the Poms go on about slavery in the USA when the French, Poms, and Spanish had more slaves EACH in the Caribbean processing sugar cane and then Rum.
              And that most of the slaves in the USA were brought to the USA before 1776 BY the Poms.

              History- its so fecking inconvenient when you are trying to lie.

              I have never seen and never will the ’12 years a whinging darkie’ shit.
              Made by a Pommy bleck pommy director with a bleck pommy lead actor.
              Frk right off with your revisionism.
              Made in a period of insipid dishonest apologetic Hollyweird trash and tragedy slave/ fairy tales.
              Tarantino covers it much more honestly.

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            • More likely a group of trouble makers, knew they were being outlawed so a death sentence hung over them, that then hijacked one of the sailing canoes, grabbed some females, with barely enough tucker, and to make their escape.

              Did not want to head East, to where Maui said there was a pit where the sun would arise, too close & they would burn up. 🙂
              Nor make it easier for any pursuers.

              Over time the outlawing, the death sentences, was morphed into how wonderful they were in leaving the “mythical homeland of Hawaiki “.

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            • O-Sen. Most societies have a culture of banishing people rather than kill them.

              It is largely the African thats kill.
              And in the last 100 years, Communists.
              Let that be a warning to you.

              If you look at the Mediterranean/Middle east cultures over several thousand years in the BCs that was the norm.
              Banishment.

              I would suspect that the Maori were the troublemakers of a more peaceful people who were not of the violent type.
              The lack of resources and struggle to survive most likely brought this out in the ‘settlers to New Zealand ‘ 1100 to 1769.

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          • were they simply the lower caste kicked out of their homeland because they were troublemakers?

            After visiting Hawaii some years ago and seeing something of the Hawaiians’ culture with the smiles, musicality, dancing and often lovely warmth, that was my thought EXACTLY. In fact, I have often said this same thing (albeit slightly tongue-in-cheek) since in conversations about the Maoris’ so-called ‘culture’.

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  9. Auckland Mum calls on community to stop turning blind eye after girls attacked in mall.
    This is what society as a whole have had to endure since Jacinda Ardern grabbed power with the help of Winston Peters in 2017 and implemented her kind, caring and Wellbeing policy.
    Really I could just imagine if this was happening to Labour Party MP’s family members the Prime Minister would be screaming from the rooftops of Parliament and blaming others for her inept policy.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/04/auckland-mum-calls-on-community-to-stop-turning-blind-eye-to-violence-after-girls-attacked-at-mall.html
    Since Labour has been the Government crime has steadily increased under her watch and Prison numbers have drastically reduced , so why hasn’t our Prime Minister addressed this problem as it will only get worse.

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  10. Consumer Price Index to be released tomorrow – increasing inflation is the word

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2021/04/economist-warns-inflation-a-thief-that-steals-your-savings-is-coming.html
    An economist is warning a “thief that steals your savings” is about to make a comeback after 30 years in the wilderness – high inflation.

    The consumer price index (CPI) figures for the first quarter of the year are due on Wednesday. Banks are picking they’re going to be in the range of 0.7 to 0.8 percent – if maintained for a year, that’d be between 2.8 and 3.2 percent, the highest annual rise since the global financial crisis and potentially outside the Reserve Bank’s target of 1 to 3 percent.

    “There will be a little bit of an acceleration, but not too much,” economist Cameron Bagrie told The AM Show on Tuesday. “The bigger picture here – not just about inflation for the March quarter – it’s about what’s going in regards to inflation trends over the next two to three years.”

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  11. Good to see both today’s Stuff editorial and The Spinoff calling for compensation for “Mrs P.” This story has Melanie Reid doco all over it. It’s undeniable that Mrs P has been very poorly treated by our justice system. Kris Faafoi has a chance to write his own part in any doco. Will he be the guy who finally does the decent thing or continue to put his fingers in his ears with eyes closed?

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/19-04-2021/the-terrible-story-of-mrs-p-cruel-injustice-compounded-by-arbitrary-unkind-response/

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/124886065/mrs-p-shouldnt-be-made-a-victim-again

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  12. So no lock downs will start in New Zealand for about month.

    Police …. ….. …. reportedly been instructed to not give out warnings or fines to Muslims breaking Wuhan coronavirus curfew during Ramadan.
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/04/17/french-police-instructed-to-bend-lockdown-rules-for-muslims-during-ramadan-report/

    Accordingly being a team of 5 million, “they are us” and as we will become them. 🙁

    So slip on a burqa, or or grow a muslimy beard, and you will be free. 🙁

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  13. Vanita Gupta, President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General.
    BEYOND FAR LEFT ⏪⏪⏪⏪⏪

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMOlaWBC7C4
    Ted Cruz Accuses Democrats Of “Abuse Of Power” In Moving Forward Vanita Gupta’s Nomination

    In Senate floor remarks on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democrats of breaking Judiciary Committee rules to move forward the nomination of Vanita Gupta, President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General.

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  14. Well well well !

    Headline:
    Capitol Police officer media claimed was ‘killed’ in January 6 riot died of NATURAL CAUSES, says medical examiner

    https://www.rt.com/usa/521532-sicknick-autopsy-capitol-police/

    “Officer Brian Sicknick of the US Capitol Police died after suffering two strokes, but there was no evidence of internal or external injuries from the January 6 unrest, the Washington, DC medical examiner has finally revealed.”

    Sicknick, 42, died after suffering two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery, medical examiner Francisco J. Diaz said on Monday.
    The autopsy found no evidence of internal or external injuries, or an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, Diaz added. ”

    Monday’s revelation undermines the official narrative about the January 6 “insurrection” – as it was labeled by the Democrats and the corporate media – in which hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol grounds during a joint session of Congress meeting to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

    Capitol Police initially said that Sicknick “succumbed to his injuries” on January 7. Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said on January 8 that Sicknick died of “the injuries he suffered defending the US Capitol.” Sicknick’s cremated remains were honored in the Capitol rotunda before he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in early February.

    Two men charged with assault on Capitol Hill cop who died after pro-Trump riot
    Media reports citing unnamed sources claimed for months he had been struck with a fire extinguisher, but no evidence was ever provided – or found. Two men were charged last month for allegedly assaulting him with “bear spray.”

    Sicknick’s death was even cited in the impeachment claims against Trump by congressional Democrats, who sought to disqualify the 45th president from federal office in the future by claiming he “incited insurrection” against the government that resulted in the officer’s death.

    While media reports spoke of a “deadly insurrection” that killed five – counting Sicknick – the only person in the Capitol that was actually killed was pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt, fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer.
    The officer has not been named and will not face charges, authorities announced last week.
    Three more pro-Trump demonstrators died that day, but their cause of death was either natural or accidental. [What, fast acting Covid? ]

    “Commenting on the findings, the Capitol Police issued a statement saying that “this does not change the fact Officer Brian Sicknick died in the Line of Duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol.”
    ————–
    Dear oh dear oh dear.

    Bloody Facts.
    They should be outlawed like Cindy has done.
    She is a ‘World Leader’ in suppressing facts.
    Those Damned Yankees has better hurry it up if they want to be in the Lying Game.
    “Our Cind” is beating them hands down.

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  15. Good timing

    Soylent Green has arrived on NZ Netflix

    Storyline
    In 2022, Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided by Soylent Industries, a company that makes a food consisting of plankton from the oceans. In New York City, when Soylent’s member of the board William R. Simonson is murdered apparently by a burglar at the Chelsea Towers West where he lives, efficient Detective Thorn is assigned to investigate…….

    Some may have seen this, look at it in light of @NOW

    Klaus,,, is that you Klaus..?

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  16. Ha ha ha

    “Newshub’s Patrick Gower has revealed he had emergency surgery on his left eye after his retina detached.

    Posting on social media, Gower said it had taken him 10 weeks to recover from the surgery, and at one point he thought he would lose his sight in the eye that was operated on.”

    The second eye is redundant ya stupid prick!

    Gower is, and clearly always has been, one eyed.

    He still cant speak English
    .” But that’s what glaucoma does. You don’t have any symptoms until you have an eye test and then you find out you have it, or else you actually start losing your sight and by then it’s too late.”

    Well no, you dont have any symptoms and obviously still do not even if the test confirms it.
    Duh!
    Years of lying with these critters. Look what it does.
    Even Bernie Sanders knew to avoid him.

    I have no sympathy for this critter; in case there is any confusion.
    He is pure nasty and hating on white people and talking BS about white sup rem acy
    He is full of shit to bursting point. Something had to give.

    My eyes are good. I can regularly watch reruns of him being eviscerated by a 22 year old young women he thought he could get the better of (Lauren Southern).

    I guess this makes him sexist and ageist.
    But not a white sup rem acist.
    Mainly because Gower is not supreme at anything

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  17. British media claims Five Eyes has ‘become four’ after Nanaia Mahuta’s comments on New Zealand’s position
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/04/british-media-claims-five-eyes-has-become-four-after-nanaia-mahuta-s-comments-on-new-zealand-s-position.html

    Speaking to reporters following her speech, she said the Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing alliance, had a “specific purpose” and she was “uncomfortable” with expanding its remit to comment on broader issues.

    “New Zealand has been very clear, certainly in this term and since we’ve held the portfolio, not to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact on messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes,” Mahuta said.

    “We’ve not favoured that type of approach and have expressed it to Five Eyes partners.”

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  18. Walter Mondale dead at 93

    Vice president to Jimmy Carter
    He was the Demonrat candidate against Reagan for his second term
    The Electoral College vote was 525-13 for Ronald Reagan
    The biggest smashing in US Presidential election history.

    Only his home state voted for him.
    Minnesota.
    All other States went Red in 1984.
    Now look at Minnesota.

    I have to say for a Demonrat of that era I have no criticism of him.
    It did not help he operated under such a weak, unfocused Prez, the peanut farmer.

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  19. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/04/business-group-shocked-by-appalling-queen-st-changes-that-make-covid-era-changes-permanent.html

    A CBD business group says new plans to revamp Queen St are “appalling” and will hurt local retailers, endanger cyclists and make journeys unreliable for both motorists and public transport users.

    Plastic sticks and stone boxes put in to help with physical distancing in the wake of COVID-19 will be replaced with seating and plants, and the widened footpaths made permanent, effectively locking in the temporary measures for good.

    “You can’t get dropped at the Town Hall,” Heart of the City chief executive Viv Beck told The AM Show on Tuesday, calling the proposals a “fail”.

    “This should have been a great piece of work… We’ve got a growing city, we’ve got scarce space, we want to create beautiful places for people… but it has to work.”

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  20. Former President Donald Trump joins Sean Hannity from Mar-A-Lago to discuss his predecessor’s new policies. Hannity​ #Trump

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMzZ8e8kzKQ
    Trump slams Biden’s border failures in ‘Hannity’ exclusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHr8KCSnE7w
    Trump on if he’s considering a 2024 presidential run | ‘Hannity’ exclusive Pt 2

    Former President Donald Trump talks to Sean Hannity about his political plans for the future.

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  21. Karl du Fresne
    Best in show – really? Des Gorman on New Zealand’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    “Meanwhile, Jacinda Ardern’s practised earnestness (you know that pained, imploring expression she wears when she’s explaining to reporters why the government has to do things it really rather wouldn’t do?) is looking increasingly forced too, especially when she tries to wriggle out of an awkward corner by dumping on a security guard who supposedly lied to his employer about getting tested (neatly side-stepping the point that if half-decent systems were in place, the lie would have been picked up months earlier).

    So much for Ardern’s entreaties to “Be Kind”. That one’s coming back to bite her.”

    https://karldufresne.blogspot.com/2021/04/best-in-show-really-des-gorman-on-new.html?m=1

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  22. If you are about to eat your tea with the missus this will inspire you.

    The old man placed order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.
    He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife.
    He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife
    He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.
    Obviously they were thinking, ‘That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.’
    As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just fine – they were used to sharing everything.
    People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.
    Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said ‘No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.’
    Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked ‘What is it you are waiting for?’
    She answered……’THE TEETH.’😂

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  23. I’m liking Nicola Willis (Nat) more and more

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/04/national-s-nicola-willis-act-leader-david-seymour-hammer-in-criticism-over-unlawful-ihum-tao-deal.html
    National and ACT are hammering in criticism over the Government’s Ihumātao deal which has been deemed “unlawful” by the Auditor-General.

    “The Auditor-General’s report uncovers extremely dodgy behaviour from Labour Government ministers as they tried to justify this spending,” says National’s housing spokesperson Nicola Willis.

    “This is a disgraceful abuse of the law. Ministers are not a law unto themselves with authority to write cheques whenever they wish. They need to get the approval of Parliament first.”

    The Auditor-General says Housing Minister Megan Woods will now be required to provide an explanation to Parliament and seek validation of the expenditure.

    ACT leader David Seymour says New Zealanders deserve better.

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  24. David Seymour: Letter of Expectations

    Dear Prime Minister,

    In light of Grant Robertson’s letter to the Board of Air New Zealand, here are some expectations for your Government:

    Stop publicly attacking minimum wage workers. To accuse fast food and security workers, who have no platform, from the highest podium in the land is a bit cringey. By your proposed definition, it might be hate speech. You are accusing individuals of endangering the whole country. Please be kind.

    Use language precisely. Please try to call things what they are. Your recent housing policy was not housing policy but a tax policy. No population on earth has taxed its way to higher home ownership rates. Describing anyone with a rental property as a ‘speculator’ is inaccurate and divisive, so is calling mortgage interest deductibility a ‘loophole.’

    Define the problem before intervening. Your ban on oil and gas exploration has removed the best fuel available for a ‘just transition’ away from coal. In fact there is more coal in our future. If the problem was defined as ‘how do we reduce emissions,’ nobody would have suggested banning exploration.

    Be proactive. When MIQ occupation shrinks, let’s have a contingency to let more people in. Separated families, specialist workers. It’s one thing to be reactive, such as when the Wiggles phone, but you need to be proactive in our response to COVID-19.

    Uphold the rule of law. The rule of law is the bulwark that protects all New Zealanders from tyranny. We need to know that when there are disputes, they’ll be resolved by what the law says. By wading into the Ihumatao dispute on the side of the squatters, then using taxpayer money to buy them their wish, you have done irreparable damage to the rule of law.

    Consult on the laws you make. Your firearm laws have been a disaster. You alienated the law-abiding firearm community for the sake of political theatre. Your gun buyback demonstrably failed. Now there is a shootout every other day. We could have told you this. Actually, we did.

    Base your graphs on actual data. If you publish a graph showing how many people will be vaccinated and when, please base it on actual numbers. Don’t tell us by Official Information Act request that it was ‘for illustration only.’ If it is just a pretty picture, don’t muddy the water by putting numbers on the y-axis!

    Think win-win. Too many of your policies are win-lose. Nearly everything you do is about either dividing up wealth or spending it. You need to start asking with each policy, will this bring forth the conditions for wealth creation?

    We trust these guidelines will be of help, we take this time to indicate that we’ll be getting very involved in Governance renewal over the next two years.

    Yours sincerely,

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  25. I can understand why Indians from India are called Indians but why are American Indians Indians? Were they mistaken for Indian Indians?

    Why are Native Americans called Indians? The name Indians came about because of a mistake by explorer Christopher Columbus. He believed that the distance from Europe to eastern Asia, then known as India or the Indies, was shorter than had been predicted.

    Now if anything should be corrected that should.

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    • Columbus got it wrong.
      He did not have his GPS plugged in nor google maps.

      The term has been ‘Native American’ for the last 40 or so years after the Yanks gave up on their OTT wall to wall cowboys and indians movies and TV.

      Cowboys only existed for less than 25 years in their original form.
      They did long cattle drives .
      The yanks actually built their railroads very quickly .
      Coast to coast in under 10 years.
      Try that for 3 km of underground in Auckland at 5 years or Akl central to Mt Roskillstan in 4 yrs – nothing.

      In fact is was started during the civil war so they did not use that as an excuse.
      The long cattle drives quickly gave way to train transport.

      The Native people of the USA prefer to be associated with their own tribes. Eg Cherokee, Pawnee, Latoka with some crossover.
      This is fair enough as when you look at the size of mainland USA it is large.
      We tend to call Germans , germans, French , french etc. Not just Europeans. I think Nigel Farage has a different term.
      These were separate nations in a vast land.

      if the Maori think they were hard done by they just might want to read up on The Trail of Tears at the time they got a decent Treaty and full crown protection

      Columbus cocked it up.
      It gets worse as this term is applied to south american people and often still does, and then there is the West indies where the people are mainly of African origin after the Europeans mainly wiped out the Caribs and implanted the Africans to work the sugar cane for waaay less than the living wage!
      Fkg whities !

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        • Not maori
          they were late to the piece.

          The Aborigines in Australia were there 60,000 years.
          At one with the land and understanding its scare resources and acting accordingly.
          Not so over the ditch.

          The term aboriginal of course is ab/ original
          an original
          -inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.

          In fact this term applies to the Originals of USA mainland.
          they are in fact aboriginal to the land.
          They crossed over when there was a landbridge between Russia and Alaska of today.
          First peoples.
          The Canadians have used ‘First People’ or First Nations’ in recent years.

          The Maori have been in NZ less than 1000 years so are not originals.
          Hone come latelys

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  26. Latest, David Seymour.
    “You are invited to Honest Conversations, ACT’s annual gathering at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Hear from me and my colleague ACT MPs and a very special guest speaker, as well as meeting hundreds of like-minded New Zealanders. We hope to see you there, because you cannot change New Zealand from home. And change is desperately needed.

    It is a cliché that our government would win a gold medal in the Olympics of presentation, but would not even qualify for the heats of getting things done. Alarmingly, this focus on style over substance is now being compounded by the notion that the Prime Minister is beyond criticism as she ‘saved us from Covid’. We live at a time when hard questions are no longer being asked, let alone answered; where spin is everything; where policy failure is ignored and where the risk is that censorship will increasingly be used to stifle honest opinion.

    Only one party seems prepared to ask the tough questions. Only one party seeks a truly united country. Only one party backs criticism with sound alternative policies. Only one party is surging in the polls. Only one party is speaking up for those who believe we can and must do better.

    Come along on the 23rd of May and have an honest conversation about the issues facing this country. We want to hear from you and we want your voice heard.”

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  27. Why is Biden withholding the ‘vaccine’ ingredients?
    “But the surge has been devastating in India and has weighed heavily on the global efforts to end the pandemic since the country is a major vaccine producer but has been forced to delay exports of shots abroad, hampering campaigns in developing countries, in particular. In a sign of the high stakes, the chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, asked US President Joe Biden on Twitter last week to lift the US embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the vaccines.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/300281297/covid19-indias-capital-to-lock-down-amid-explosive-virus-surge

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  28. China launches app for citizens to report anyone who has ‘mistaken opinions’ or ‘denies the excellence of socialist culture’

    Released by China’s cyber regulator, along with a similar hotline, the app aims to crack down on ‘historical nihilists’ ahead of the Party’s 100th anniversary in July, the regulator said in a statement on Friday.

    An arm of Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said the app and hotline will allow and encourage netizens to report fellow internet users who spread ‘mistaken opinions’ online in order to create a ‘good public opinion atmosphere’.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9487849/China-launches-app-citizens-report-mistaken-opinions.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

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