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  1. Bugger ,I tried to watch the start of parliament in my workplace yesterday but had to turn it off because of my obsessive dislike of the creature from hell, and I missed all the fun DAMN IT.

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  2. Morning peasants. Off to work soon to ensure the creature
    pretending to be PM has more money to waste on idiotic
    agendas. And since hate speech isn’t against the law,
    a big FUCK YOU to the vermin that is the Labour party.
    Have a groovy day.

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    • Cripes.
      Ardern cant speak Engrish as it is and they are introducing new words.
      “deliverology”
      The ‘made up words section’ of the Maori language Dept will have to get onto that for a new word.
      No doubt is will have lots of W’s and a ‘…waka’ in there for good luck.

      Article:
      “We find that governments typically spend 90 per cent of their effort on policy, and only 10 per cent on implementation. ”

      Exactly
      This is why the Angry Little Health Deforms will be a shocker.
      It is centralised back to Wellington.
      I’m taking $1000 bets that fools will soon wake up to the fact the 20 DHB idea is very good.
      Or at least 10 to 14 of them.
      A clue. We can look more objectively at say the USA and see there are the Coastal Demonrats – they have generally just crawled out of the sea so remain close to the water -and then the non Coastal places – nastily referred to now by US media scum as ‘flyover States ; They have different needs, thought patterns and even call soft drink by different names. Pop, Soda, Cola depeding where you are.
      Or look at UK. London is not Wales, or the Midlands, or Tyneside. and we see the disparity of different areas that have different culture/tone and needs. Locals can address that.
      Kaitaia is not Karitane; Dargaville is not Dunedin.
      Plus Fruitbat Farrar wants to merge DHBs so you know its a bad idea.

      A centralised Wellington has been all hat and no cattle in Education for decades.
      This will apply to Health and we have seen the incompetence of The MOH in the last year and the lies to try to cover this up.

      This will be another faceless bureaucrat outfit that ends up in one of Bob Jones buildings but spending more time at Starbucks or Midnight Expresso ; y’know, networking.

      This is like an announcement of a announcement.
      Sweetcheeks is going to deliver a delivery unit to deliver things that cant get delivered by the actual centralised Ministries with lots of staff, so another layer of bureaucracy is added.

      Do we really want to go down the Tony B.liar path of politics?
      With this Wellington mob they will be declaring that Australia has weapons of mass destruction and must be invaded.
      Mahutas will be declaring that we are Taniwha and they are radioactive wombats !

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  3. What’s Trev trying to deflect? Must be something pretty serious, his latest outburst isn’t going to win him any friends and will cost plenty of political capital. Maybe the government is having a bout of the screaming He Puapuas? If only the media had any balls we would probably find out, but they sold them years ago.

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    • Can you fill us less informed folk in on his latest outbursts and corrupt behaviour?

      Hmmm quick google consult and yup thats disgusting behaviour, so the douche calls someone a rapist, gets sued and loses, apologizes and now starts accusing again while under parliamentry privilidge. Wtf how as a country do we allow fuckwits like this to be in one of the most important jobs in NZ.

      I really hope karma kicks his arse, wouldnt it be halarious if some woman come forward and claimed mallard raped her. False accusation or real the fuckwit needs a taste of his oen medicine.

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  4. Well as we get drip fed scraps of info the most open and transparent govt has been trying to hide more and more pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
    David seymour and the media(hahaha yea i know pigs will fly) now need to be asking jacinda what the real reason for hate speech laws are, i dont think theyve come about because of the muslims push for it i think that was a convenient excuse for cindy to use.
    Personally i think this maori transfer of power shit has been lurking in the background for some time and they were hoping to have hate sperch laws in place before the he puapua report came out along with many sectetive changes already made so no one could criticize.

    Andrew little claims to have never seen the report before so not part of decision for maori health authority, while he may never have seen (bet he has seen it tho) it im 100% sure he would have been told about it and instructed to implement it in his plans.
    Its obvious scribble chin has been implementing it by ruining local council democracy.

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  5. Scribble chin, Barcode. Can we have a competition for the most appropriate name? I wonder what is the Te Reo word for “fat slug who shames a nation”? There must be one, they make up words all the time after all.

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  6. Speaker Trevor Mallard and the false rape claim- the ‘Truth’ revealed.
    Trevor Mallard has used the legal immunity of Parliamentary Privilege to say that a worker- who he apologised to for falsely accusing him of rape- had committed sexual assault.
    In the Housetonight during the annual review of Parliamentary Service, forwhich he is the responsible Minister, Mallard sort to paint himself on the side of the victims and the opposition as not, this is despite ad6 he has never spoken to the woman complainant at the centre of the saga.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/speaker-trevor-mallard-and-the-false-rape-claim-the-truth-revealed/KWLHLFCHKMAW4KBQOPJP6INCUY/
    New Zealand Politics does not need bullies in our Parliament or politics in general and this is not the first instance of Trevor Mallard using his mouth or fists instead of his brain and Jacinda Ardern our Prime Minister needs to show some guts and have him removed.

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  7. Kiwiblog is hilarious these days.

    Farrar bitches like a little girl’s blouse about the state of New Zealand and the World… after he campaigned against the only man to push back: DONALD JOHN TRUMPET!

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  8. Duncan Garner: I’ve never seen a Speaker stoop this low – and only Jacinda Ardern can control it
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/05/duncan-garner-i-ve-never-seen-a-speaker-stoop-this-low-and-only-jacinda-ardern-can-control-it.html

    Trevor Mallard’s ‘utu’ in Parliament an ‘abhorrence’ – Judith Collins
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/05/trevor-mallard-s-utu-in-parliament-an-abhorrence-judith-collins.html

    “When we look back on this period and the tawdry, sordid period in this parliament led by this disgrace of a Speaker, I think we will look back with shame.”

    He challenged Mallard to make the claims outside of Parliament, where he wouldn’t have the legal protection of parliamentary privilege.

    “Sue me for defamation,” Bishop said. “I will plead truth and prove that you are a bully.”

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  9. An Indian Doctor points out what changed that has caused the major spike in Covid.

    …. The aping of the US/UK guidelines of (no) early home treatment is bound to produce similar results in terms of higher mortality.
    https://covexit.com/the-covid-crisis-in-india-an-interview-with-dr-dhananjay-bakhle/

    Point 3, 4, & 5 is where he points out the nitty gritty and the big changes in treatment procedures that India was originally using.
    Picking up also the major disparity between the states in their treatment procedures also.

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    • A good article summing up the problems of sensationalism, scare mongering in India about Covid.
      .
      …. India’s case numbers, we should be questioning the data as well as the PCR tests and the cycles being used to detect the virus instead of accepting the figures at face value.
      .
      As in many countries across the globe, Tengra says people in India have been made to fear the virus endlessly. ….
      .
      ….. Faulty PCR testing and misdiagnosis, says Tengra, combined with people who want to intervene early with the mildest symptoms, have been filling up the beds, preventing access to those who really need them.
      .
      Addressing the much-publicised shortage of oxygen, Tengra implies this too is a result of inept policies, with exports of oxygen having increased in recent times, resulting in inadequate back-up supplies when faced with a surge in demand.
      .
      ……. Banerjee raises concerns about the suppression of science by politicians and governments and the conflicts of interest of academics, researchers and commercial lobbies. ….

      https://off-guardian.org/2021/05/04/indias-covid-outbreak-the-need-for-scientific-integrity-not-sensationalism/

      Putting things into context, of what is happening in India with Covid.

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  10. Parliament has become “a powder keg”.

    Explosive scenes in Parliament as Speaker Trevor Mallard levels fresh allegations of sexual assault against staffer
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/05/explosive-scenes-in-parliament-as-speaker-trevor-mallard-levels-fresh-allegations-of-sexual-assault-against-staffer.html

    There were extraordinary scenes in Parliament on Tuesday night when its boss – Speaker Trevor Mallard – and the National Party went to war over rape allegations the Speaker made about a parliamentary staffer.

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  11. A little sanity from the Mallard morning.

    Trump – “Stay tuned!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaZmirUpC0E
    Trump/Owens 2024?!
    1min

    Candace Owens asks former President Donald Trump if he plans to run for reelection in 2024—and floats her name as a potential VP pick!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RZM7-q2kS4
    TRUMP: Melania’s Reputation Was “Ravaged” By Biased Media

    Former President Donald Trump defends his wife Melania against the unfair treatment she received at the hands of the biased media.

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  12. Housing crisis: No fall in prices until interest rates go up – economist
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2021/05/housing-crisis-no-fall-in-prices-until-interest-rates-go-up-economist.html

    The Reserve Bank on Wednesday will release its latest financial stability report, the first since the Government told it to start taking house prices into account when setting monetary policy.

    “They will be obliged to talk more about that, which will be interesting,” ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner told The AM Show.

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  13. Thank heavens for Stuffed and the Horrid. If it wasn’t for the coordinated articles over the last few days I might have listened to these evil anti-vaxers. First they showed me the horror of Covid in India at the moment, then the the young woman struggling with long covid and finally today there are the reassuring articles that police are still investigating the death of Pauline Hanna, when I had wrongly assumed that it may have something to do with vaccination. Amazing too that they can both run with the same stories over the last two days. Maybe they can read each others minds.
    Or is there another explanation?

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  14. I’ve had an interest in our parliament for quite a while and never have I got to the stage where I can no longer watch it until now, the place is a disgraceful bucket of shit that I can no longer take seriously hasn’t the C- – T Mallard made us all proud.
    My feelings are the same as If a friend was to pay me a visit to tell me all my adult Daughters had become prostitutes ,,that’s how bad that place has become in 3 long destructive years.
    And the horse faced creature will say and do nothing about it.

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  15. Criminalizing would also be worked into Ardern’s adhan of “hate speech” laws.

    ….. One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent.
    Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system.
    Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it. ….

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/criminalization-dissent

    I am not a great fan of Mercola, but it is good that he can bring another perspective to medical issues.
    However he is either totally gone paranoid, or the effect, the costs coming to him are that high, and threats, have finally worked the “terror from the state” in being labelled a “national security risk” and so creating a personal fear.

    …. Unfortunately, threats have now become very personal and have intensified to the point I can no longer preserve much of the information and research I’ve provided to you thus far.
    So, effective immediately, much of the information on my website will be permanently removed ….

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/05/04/removing-articles-related-to-vitamin-d-c-and-zinc.aspx?

    It will remain to be seen, if it is a part of his book promotion, or just clearing old stocks.
    Later one will see if it is all for real, but he does seem to have point, if one reads through, that the the pressure is there, for him to reduce his profile.

    NZ’s free speech laws, seem to be on track to be only minimally debated, and simply passed by “adhan”

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  16. Magic Talk news announced Trump has launched his own website so he can communicate after being banned from Twitter. The msm, of course, failed to give any details of the name of Trump’s new platform.

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  17. Mallard is telling the truth. Just this one time.

    Labour has an abusive rape culture. A real one. The way this has been covered up is a disgrace.

    Most complaints of sexual assaults are fake. But in this instance the supporting evidence is massive.

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  18. Peter Williams has read a letter from Sue Gray who has not had a response from her letter written to the government before Easter. She has now followed up and written accusing the clown car of breaking their own health and safety laws by gagging doctors from passing medical concerns about the covid vaccine onto their patients. Sue asked them if they believe they are the only source of “truth”.

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    • Peter Williams is by far the most intelligent and effective voice of reason in New Zealand IMHO, and the way he runs his programme attracts callers of quality. It’s always interesting and informative listening to his show.

      But I fear that he is farting into the wind. I really am concerned that New Zealand has been so brainwashed that Peter himself and most of the issues he raises are being simply ignored. Sadly. The man is a genius and the old saying that genius is never understood in its own country seems to be true here in New Aotearoa.

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  19. Will cindy anouce her wedding date in the next few days and which reporter get the privilege!
    Deflection, Deflection, got to keep Karan and ken in the dark!
    Will jethro burst into print for deflection?
    BREAKING NEWS. THERE’S A WEDDING!
    The shit got too deep, so she says wedding!
    How many days are you planning to take of work. Bitch!

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  20. Nasska walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.
    The Receptionist said, ‘Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?’
    ‘There’s something wrong with my dick’, he replied.
    The receptionist became irritated and said, ‘You shouldn’t come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. ‘
    ‘Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,’ he said.
    The Receptionist replied; ‘Now you’ve caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.’
    Nasska replied, ‘You shouldn’t ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone. Nasska walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.
    The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, ‘Yes??’
    ‘There’s something wrong with my ear,’ he stated.
    The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.. ‘And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?’
    ‘I can’t piss out of it,’ he replied.
    The waiting room erupted in laughter…

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  21. Free Speech under threat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNaltIesbAA
    Pastor arrested after citing Biblical marriage definition a ‘vile attack’ on freedom of religion
    The Bolt report

    Spiked Online Editor Brendan O’Neill says the recent arrest of a 71-year-old pastor in the UK for alleged hate speech is a “vile assault on freedom of religion”.

    ~
    A British tradition.
    Speakers’ Corner – Hyde Park – The Royal Parks.
    Search domain royalparks.org.ukhttps://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/speakers-corner

    Speakers’ Corner is a traditional site for public speeches and debates since the mid 1800’s when protests and demonstrations took place in Hyde Park. Speakers’ Corner is located on the north-east edge of Hyde Park, nearest Marble Arch and Oxford Street.

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  22. Like a Trump megaphone 🤠🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/technology/2021/05/donald-trump-launches-new-one-way-social-media-platform-immediately-calls-2020-election-a-big-lie.html

    With other social media platforms remaining off-bounds, former US President Donald Trump has launched a new means of communicating with his supporters.

    ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ launched this week – a platform allowing him to share short messages, images and videos with a limited set of sharing options for those to be amplified.

    Early messages are reminiscent of Trump’s tweeting style, with references to critic Liz Cheney as a “big-shot warmonger”, and his 2020 presidential election defeat to Joe Biden being described as “fraudulent” and “the big lie”.

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  23. I’m alive!
    The most dangerous part of my assignment was the drive back to Auckland from Kaikohe. Instead of the smart route back of taking SH15, I decided to return via SH12 and then SH1 through Moerewa and Kawakawa.

    At 6:00 in darkness I was amazed at the traffic on SH12 and SH1. The road was very bumpy and many of the cars had dazzling headlights. I had to really focus on the curves of the road while being partially blinded by the headlights of all the oncoming trucks and cars.
    Once I got to Whangarei, the road got a lot better, and it was much easier. Next time I will stick to SH15. It may be twisty, but there is little traffic and almost no trucks.

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    • The dazzling headlights is a real problem, they are quite blinding. They appear to be actually worse in dusk as it starts to darken. Coupled with some vehicles that appear to have multiple face fronting lights it is certainly a very dangerous time to be around.

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      • Ahhhh.

        The reason, dear editor, is to win a prize – or at least not to score lowly – in the Covid Olympics.

        The rating of each country’s leaders is based upon COVID deaths.

        If, for example, you sent out your army and shot dead 100% of your population, then you would win the COVID Olympics: Zero deaths from COVID.

        It doesn’t matter what sacrifices you make your country’s peasants suffer. IT IS ONLY COVID DEATHS THAT MATTER.

        Kinda like gladiators and Nero.

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      • I raised this with Seymour in the weekend.
        He says – well it is 95% effective.

        I simply dont believe that given the so called ‘stats’ we have had on everything else from the ‘rona camp in the last 14 + months.
        Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

        What is 95% ?
        -That you wont get the ‘rona
        -You wont pass it on and kill granny

        Sounds like Bloomfailed maths.
        All front line staff are vaccinated –
        Oh we just sacked 9 staff who wont get vaccinate/body pumped with junk.

        Oh, and in the UK they just announced all over 50s will get a third injection before northern winter.
        How many does it take to be ‘safe’ ?

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        • Seymour’s attitude to the vaccine and his support for vaccine passports are hugely disappointing. I should have known better than to expect anything good from a politician.

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  24. This is the truth that Jim Crow is having orgasms all over the country with his NGR number plate. The masturbator is in fact an anti-African rascist rissole:

    The earliest use of the name “Niger” for the river is by Leo Africanus in his “Della descrittione dell’Africa et delle cose notabili che ivi sono” published in Italian in 1550. The name may come from Berber phrase “ger-n-ger” meaning “river of rivers”. As Timbuktu was the southern end of the principal Trans-Saharan trade route to the western Mediterranean, it was the source of most European knowledge of the region.

    Medieval European maps applied the name Niger to the middle reaches of the river, in modern Mali, but Quorra (Kworra) to the lower reaches in modern Nigeria, as these were not recognized at the time as being the same river. When European colonial powers began to send ships along the west coast of Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Senegal River was often postulated to be the seaward end of the Niger. The Niger Delta, pouring into the Atlantic through mangrove swamps and thousands of distributaries along more than 160 kilometres (100 miles), was thought to be no more than coastal wetlands. It was only with the 18th-century visits of Mungo Park, who travelled down the Niger River and visited the great Sahelian empires of his day, that Europeans correctly identified the course of the Niger and extended the name to its entire course.

    The modern nations of Nigeria and Niger take their names from the river, marking contesting national claims by colonial powers of the “Upper”, “Lower” and “Middle” Niger river basin during the Scramble for Africa at the end of the 19th century.

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    • That is a feeble distraction, Rissole

      I did two years of Latin at school.

      it is simply a derivative of the Latin word from over 2000 years ago

      slang/derogatory:- Ni gg er
      The word originated in the 18th century as an adaptation of the Spanish word negro, a descendant of the Latin adjective niger, which means “black”

      The Ancient Romans had two words for black:
      ater was a flat, dull black,
      while niger was a brilliant, saturated black.

      ‘niger’ latin definition/usage.
      black, dark, pitch-black, pitch-dark, swarthy, dusky

      The names used in Africa by Europeans for the River or countries were used by Latin derivative speakers.
      these are romance languages (derived from Rome) applied mainly to French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian.

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    • Soot, the system does not like that word eh? as into moderation again. 🙂

      Worth a repeat 🙂
      Raise you a 2 nigger, 5 kikes, 6 spic wop, polack, grease-balls, Irish-micks, boogey

      Lenny – Lenny Bruce hard words
      https://youtu.be/SOnkv76rNL4
      1 min 55 secs. : circa 1965 : Actor Dustin Hoffman

      “Let me tell you the truth.
      The truth is ‘what is’, and what ‘should be’ is a fantasy…a terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.” — Lenny Bruce.
      https://medium.com/applaudience/lenny-bruce-are-there-any-niggers-here-tonight-71c6cf9f2a2c

      As the te reo specialists say, Use the word, or it will die a death. 🙂
      or as Lennie said in the video, used enough, then no little girl will come home crying about it.

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  25. This appeared in The Australian yesterday. Have any of our print media published it here I wonder?

    No national leader has been as feted as Jacinda Ardern during this pandemic. Young and progressive, New Zealand’s Prime Minister was popular before the crisis.
    Since she imposed the favoured pandemic solution of the left — a hard lockdown, shutting practically all business and no socialising with anyone outside your home — her star has only risen.

    “Laughing in the face of seismic shakes, she has calmly steered her country in the face of a massacre, an eruption and a pandemic,” The Guardian cooed on Tuesday. Steering it into an economic abyss, perhaps.

    New Zealand’s economy is in strife. Without major change, our constitutional cousin is in decline. Its public finances are in tatters, its biggest export, tourism, has been obliterated — Air New Zealand announced 4000 job losses this week — and New Zealand police now can enter people’s homes without a warrant.

    “New Zealand is going backwards, falling behind the vast majority of our OECD partners in virtually every social and economic measure that matters,” said Roger Douglas, a former New Zealand Labour treasurer.

    New Zealand ranks fourth last in the OECD for labour productivity growth, and last for multi-factor productivity growth, according to economist Michael Reddell, based on OECD data. Health and education are gobbling up more of the budget as the population ages, with less and less to show for it.

    The country’s Massey University reckons economic activity will tank 16 per cent in the second quarter, while government forecasts pencil in a 4.6 per cent decline this year ahead of an 8.2 per cent rebound in 2022.

    “I doubt the economy will bounce back as the government hopes; and the Treasury forecasts, as bad as they are, will prove optimistic,” former NZ Treasury secretary Graham Scott said.
    In one year, New Zealand has blown 30 years of hard-fought fiscal rectitude. Its public debt will explode from the equivalent of 19 per cent of gross domestic product last year to 54 per cent by 2022, on the government’s own figures.
    Scott said expanding the deficit, expected to blow out to 10 per cent this year, was the right thing to do. “But looking further out, comparisons with other countries, such as the US and UK, are no basis to justify our large debt ratios; we’re a small, open economy with vulnerable export industries,” he said, noting the share of exports in GDP had been falling steadily for nine years.

    That makes Labour’s ban on oil and gas exploration all the more bizarre. With 0.3 per cent of global GDP, New Zealand can only shoot itself in the foot by shunning fossil fuels.

    The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, who have not worked in the private sector, spruik the totems of modern left governments — renewable energy, trees, higher tax, equality — but without much to show for it. Plans for a billion trees and 100,000 houses have come close to almost naught, and a capital-gains tax was dumped.

    Labour made a song and dance about reducing child poverty too, but on six out of nine measures tracked by Statistics New Zealand it is unchanged or worse since 2017, including the share of children living in “material hardship”, which has risen to 13.4 per cent.

    It’s hard to see how shifting to a four-day working week, the Prime Minister’s latest reform idea, will fix the country’s problems.

    “The real problem with the Ardern government is they have no idea whatsoever apart from how to throw money at things,”

    Douglas told The Australian. The targeted “investment” approach to welfare pioneered when previous prime minister Bill English was treasurer has been junked in favour of open slather. “Our $12bn wage subsidy, for instance; about a third was a donation to people who don’t need it,” he said, explaining how well-off lawyers and accountants had obtained the payments.

    New Zealand’s international investment position was negative $171bn at the end of last year, more than half its GDP. “To keep international investors’ trust, we must remain squeaky clean in our fundamental economic institutions,” New Zealand Initiative chief executive Oliver Hartwich said.

    “Even Mexico, Nigeria and Venezuela are not as indebted to the rest of the world as New Zealand.”

    The nation’s draconian response to the coronavirus was questionable, given it is an island with a massive moat and a small population spread over an area the size of Italy. Despite those obvious advantages, the stringency of its lockdown was higher than practically any other country, according to Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. Deaths per million were the same as Australia’s — just four.

    In any case, it wasn’t outsized compassion that drove the lockdown sledgehammer but the brutal reality of an underfunded health system. With about 140 intensive care unit beds and few ventilators — far fewer than Australia per capita — it was woefully underprepared. Ardern is more popular than ever, and by all accounts is a good person and a great communicator.

    But if a COVID-19 vaccine remains elusive, New Zealanders may come to question her wisdom as they fall further down the global pecking order. Without economic growth, there won’t be money for more ICU beds.

    If we want to fete other countries for their response to the virus, how about Japan? It didn’t smash the civil liberties of its people for weeks yet it managed to keep deaths very low. Eschewing big-government solutions, Shinzo Abe would have had to “transition” to get the left’s attention.

    ADAM CREIGHTON

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  26. So Labour say the pay freeze doesn’t apply to the pigs, who refuse to investigate crimes by Party members, because:

    “officials do not consider police officers part of the core public service.”

    I agree. The pigs are not public servants. They exist only to enforce the edicts of the Party.

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  27. “I will not be calling for his resignation”

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives Speaker Trevor Mallard grilling over behaviour in Parliament
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/05/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-gives-speaker-trevor-mallard-grilling-over-behaviour-in-parliament.html

    “He retains my overall confidence; however I have expressed serious concerns to him about the manner in which he conducted himself in the House last night.

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  28. Governments have always wished to stop being servants of the people, but to acquire unaccountable power that leads into “control freaking nonsense”.

    What better way than making their citizens to be criminalized, by many laws, regulations etc..
    Then those “criminal’s” rights can be arbitrated by controlling governmental power.

    –THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY IS IN OUR HANDS–
    A harsh flu season will be enough to set in motion the wheels of tyranny, based on a misguided & morally abhorrent approach to disease control, until citizens peacefully resist this slide into tyranny.

    https://summit.news/2021/05/04/lecturer-warns-lockdown-restrictions-will-return-whenever-theres-a-harsh-flu-season/
    In the vid.
    2 mins 16 secs.

    The governments having had the taste of unaccountable power in the guise of “emergency” will extend that into Climate, Energy, Medical, Housing, Property, Taxes, etc..

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  29. New trade union launched to promote free speech
    David Cumin
    posted by David Cumin | 29sc
    May 05, 2021

    The Free Speech Coalition is relaunching as a trade union under the name “Free Speech Union” and has successfully registered under the Employment Relations Act.

    That name is not ironic. We think it says crisply just what is now needed to defend freedom of speech. We need to stand with people being intimidated, cancelled, de-platformed, piled on by social media, doxxed and threatened with bankruptcy if they seek legal protection.

    Becoming a bona fide union is important because defending freedom of speech has come to need the collective solidarity, the mutual support, the kind of activism that made labour unions so important over 100 years ago.

    For the last two years, the Free Speech Coalition has been campaigning to prevent the growth of anti-free speech case law and legislation. The Coalition was founded in response to the statements by the Auckland Mayor and actions of his Council in banning two controversial speakers from hosting a talk at a publicly owned venue. The founding members of the Coalition saw the greatest threat to New Zealand’s tolerant and diverse culture of free public discourse as coming directly from the power of the state.

    But over the past few years, it has been impossible to ignore the rise of a culture of intolerance of free speech,” says Dr. Cumin. “We have seen it expressed in the increasingly frequent instances of people suffering employment consequences for perfectly legitimate expressions of free speech. The University of Canterbury dragged one of their academics through a lengthy disciplinary process for a paper critical of New Zealand Universities’ connections to the Chinese Government. A high school teacher was doxed by a blogger and investigated by his employer for wearing a MAGA hat at an Auckland BLM rally. An Auckland Transport staffer was harassed and intimidated on social media for a comment on a private Facebook group.

    We’ve seen too many examples of people being ‘shut down’ for controversial views. We must defend the rights of workers to be able to express their personal beliefs without the threat of losing their job. We need to promote a culture of tolerance, including for those we disagree with. A flourishing civil society, where all New Zealander’s feel they can contribute their ideas and engage in robust and even controversial debate, is only possible when employers know that disciplining workers for stepping out of line is not an option.

    If you fear being punished by your employer for exercising your right to free speech, if you feel you may be targeted by the media or online mobs for comments expressed in a personal capacity, if a petition could be launched calling for you to be fired; or if you want to help protect those that might be, then join the Free Speech Union today.

    New Zealanders who agree with the Union’s Statement of Values are encouraged to join, support, or volunteer via http://www.fsu.nz

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  30. I enjoyed Ed’s heading picture of the kid justifying his existence as a TV remote. Our girls (born 1970 & 71) served the same function. Even worse, from their POV, we were the last people this side of the Belgian Congo not to have colour TV. Later the wee petals also had to wash & dry the dishes so we were never short of pamphlets left on the table extolling the advantages of automatic washing machines at bargain prices.

    At times the fact that their father was a truck driver yet they lived on a 10 acre farmlet, had their own ponies & were the envy of their peers escaped them. 🙂

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  31. Tv1 young boy reporter in Sydney was just on the news, with spooky green eyes to his soul!
    Maybe the camera man, doesn’t like him! Should have told him there was a green advertising sign reflecting in his glasses!

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  32. How come moms son was on the tv1 news pretending he was up the Mount Egmont, just after 6pm in the dark and at 6.15 doing a promo for the mom and son show in the studio? Must been just out the backdoor at the studio, pretenting he was half way up the mountain!

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  33. Two men from Christchurch have died on Mount Egmont.
    Very sad. “Taranaki Maunga”. What the fuck is that??
    Mount Egmont. My mountain. I was born in Stratford under
    that mountain. It has been and will ALWAYS be Mount Egmont.
    My piss is boiling to the point of steam, with this pathetic pandering
    to a few aggrieved Maori who want to claim ownership of everythng
    they can. Plus $$$$ in ‘compensation’.
    I love Maori people. It is a handful of wanking
    useless bludgers that give Maori a bad name .

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  34. You wonder where the money went?

    MBIE, on behalf of the Crown, is responsible for the decommissioning of the Tui oil field after the liquidation and receivership of Tamarind Taranaki Ltd in December 2019.

    MBIE signed an agreement in November 2020 with BW Offshore to demobilise and disconnect the Umuroa from the Tui oil field.

    Under the terms of the demobilisation agreement the costs of the disconnection and demobilisation of the vessel are covered by MBIE.

    The final costs, initially estimated at $100m, have yet to be determined.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300300305/tui-oil-field-decommissioning-project-almost-complete

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  35. Mr Keys best mate.

    Māori Party founder Dame Tariana Turia says the Treaty of Waitangi has been misinterpreted, and the crown needs to review what its responsibilities may not be.

    She’s welcoming proposals for a Māori Health Authority and a Māori alternative to Oranga Tamariki as opportunities for Māori to take back the right to control their own lives.

    She says the response of National Party leader Judith Collins that the plans are racist and separatist are a sign of how politicians flounder in the face of real change.

    “So what we’ve got really is a society that is quite racist, and so these people who are jumping up and down are more afraid of losing the power they have had over our lives. That’s really what they are afraid of because they have enjoyed having us under their thumb. Well, those days are over, Judith,” Dame Tariana says.
    https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjcyMDY/Under-your-thumb-no-longer-says-Dame-Tariana?utm_content=bufferc5408&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3FtIXV4csaLxF2VJdX0Xf39OVGxv2_oxo4nE2xYi4Q6Hsq7-bXzpQCXow

    Racists Who us?

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  36. So the Maori cowboy doesn’t understand it is the leader of the opposition who got to ask the questions of the PM. It is democracy, it is nothing to do with race. Twat.

    Rawiri Waititi lashes out at ‘Māori bashing’ in Parliament as Jacinda Ardern challenges Judith Collins to say ‘partnership’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/05/rawiri-waititi-lashes-out-at-m-ori-bashing-in-parliament-as-jacinda-ardern-challenges-judith-collins-to-say-partnership.html

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    • To find courage, to say & do the right things, does not mean you have no “fear”..
      Many people do courageous things, and were able to go past the “fear”.

      “Courage is not the absence of fear.
      Courageous people do feel fear, but they are able to manage and overcome their fear so that it does not stop them taking action.
      They often use the fear to ensure that they are not overly confident and that they take the appropriate actions.”

      Other quotes about fears, and inspirations, though not quite on the mark.
      https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/courage-fear-inspirational

      ~Mark Twain :- “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
      — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

      A further symptom that Mohammad the messenger knew, as did others that emulated him, Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao,
      “I will be victorious by terror”.
      Terrorism creates defeatism, when also resistance becomes constrained.

      They recognized that many do not want to by martyrs.
      Only to be martyrs to a cause, where they believe it will be successful.

      So how many will sell you out, your neighbour? your kids? grand children?
      What do you believe? So is it worth fighting for? Have they got your back?

      Divided? Then ruled!
      ——_—————–
      One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. :- Plato

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