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  1. Yep, so am I.
    There’s nothing new under the sun.
    Just more people who have never bothered to take the time to study history.
    From which it seems the world never learns.

    Paper bread wraps for your bread? coming to a Pak n Sav near you.
    SOON.

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    • We’ve survived so many apocalypses that we must be the hardiest of all generations: the numerous times that Jebus has returned, ice ages, acid rains and oceans, nuclear war, the rise of the machines, fireball earth, planetary collisions, paper bags, plastic bags, plastic straws etc.

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    • Will we see Cindy in a paper bin liner the next time she visits a mosque? Scarfs are so yesterday

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      • Gosh though I thought according to the Green Party and hangers on, that the world is going to finish in 12 years with climate change, hardly enough time to get a good crop of coffee off the ground also a banana tree plantation going. I’m wondering why they are bothering.

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        • Thanks for the heads up I’ll enjoy my Nespresso before the world turns up it’s toes!
          Off to make one now. ?

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          • Probably not but imagine the “labour utopia”. Full benefit without sanctions, no responsibility if you trash your flat/house because your landlord cannot turf you out and if by some chance they do, labour will put you up in a motel with the rest of your feral family, cheap dope on “prescription” because drug abuse is not a crime it is an illness so you can spend your days stoned on subsidised dope without ever having to look for a job.

            Yep, labour’s utopia coming to your town soon.

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          • I believe it is an appetite suppressant? We may be needing to suppress our appetites if crop losses continue to escalate the way they are as we head deeper into the GSM.

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          • One ex, gave me a card when we were first going out, its legend said ‘Grow your own dope, plant a man’. 😉

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    • Well i have been looking at buying a new place in Bluff i can imagine my plantation of bananas thriving down there or maybe ducklin & i will go into business once this COL go full retard – fuller retard ? yeah the 2nd one

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        • Riverton is great i have friends i stay with out there often but you can get twice the house in Bluff for the same money the views are outstanding and Bluff really isn’t as bad as most think these days i can see myself retiring there in 20yrs

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          • I loved Bluff. The shopping area is ripe for redevelopment. I nearly got blown away up on top of the hill. Beautiful sunny day with huge whitecaps and a howling wind. Sadly we did not visit during oyster season. One of my life regrets. ?

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            • Do you a deal WG if we are still ranting away on this blog next season remind me and i will flick a pottle or 2 up your way the main outlet shop is about 2 mins walk from my work

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              • You’re a treasure. Bought a pottle from NW the other day. $30 but they were BEAUTIFUL! Had to share them with hubby, but that’s ok, I like him. ?

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                • Well you wouldnt be the first mod i have offended but that was the newly cleansed W/O so more a trophy really

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    • My grandfather managed to grow bananas (on St Heliers Bay Rd (up the top) 50 odd years ago. My neighbour at Kawhia manages it too.

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    • Yes well with some of the types of people we have immigrating to NZ the consumption of bananas can only increase.

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    • Given we are run like a banana republic with favours for friends and family –
      – TV Fishing show for the PM’s squeeze;
      -uncontested funds for Genter’s BF firm;
      -billions for Shame’s cuzies –
      it seems appropriate we grow bananas to match the action!

      Winston could find a wine box on the Cook Islands but can even find a swap-a-crate on this.

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  2. Here is a test of those Founding Principles.

    The Government will hold off from announcing further gun reforms until its $208 million buyback scheme “beds in”.

    It is understood high-level policy, on what will go into a second Arms Amendment Bill, was agreed by Cabinet last Monday and a law is being drafted.

    In a rare move, the Government has also reached out to the Opposition for consultation, which may also hold back any announcements.
    More from
    Collette Devlin • Senior journalist | Political reporter
    collette.devlin@stuff.co.nz

    The Government is aiming to gain cross-party support for the bill, in the same way, it did with the first law, which passed almost unanimously.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/113741556/jacinda-ardern-says-gun-buyback-scheme-to-bed-in-before-more-gun-law-reform

    So are the Nats. going to stand up and be counted and refuse to confiscate people property or are they going to roll over once more and allow the socialists/Marxists/communists to take away our property and our rights.

    I think we already know that they will fold.

    Pity people like Granny Maggie Barry won’t fight the subjugation of our property rights as much as she fights to prevent people from making their own decisions about their life’s end.

    Will Simon and McClay stand up and be counted as defenders of property rights?

    Let’s just see if they have the balls to be real men.

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    • Well said Viking i would say many supporters such as us will be watching everything the Nats say on this with great interest it will be a deal breaker for many of us that much is guaranteed do i have any faith in them besides muttering platitudes..not really

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      • Too late I’m afraid, for me at least. I had the ceremonial burning of my National party membership card when they folded on the buyback scheme. I joined ACT then, and will make donations to that party next year.

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    • Agreed, the only reason that Labour is consulting with National is so they will be blamed equally at election time. time to distance yourself National.

      Labour wasn’t interested in consulting with you about electoral law. I can only think that any time that they do, it is for their ultimate advantage and certainly not to the advantage of NZers. Whoever they are now.

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  3. Getting closer to the election I want to see a list from National of what they will do in their first 100 days.
    And what COL measures they will roll back with no question.

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    • Good luck with that. They agree with everything the COL has done. That’s why they are so useless in opposition.

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      • I think you mean shot himself in the foot so many times even his bewildered supporters have hopefully seen the light although most will soon enough anyway

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        • He’s shot himself somany times he’s up to knee level!
          He had better retire before his nuts drag on the ground!

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          • Winne could hardly string a sentence together at question time – he’s lost all his marbles and morals.

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    • This is a terrible decision.Why is the ‘living wage’ even recognised.The minimum wage is a Government imposed wage so a living wage has no legal standing ?
      Watch this spread.

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      • My living wage – now, as it was back when I was a young under-paid apprentice, was achieved through working overtime, doing cash-jobs/personal work (which also helped with adding more experience) and anything else that could turn me a dollar….

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        • You want them to extend themselves? Take action to earn more money.
          Don’t want much do ya.

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    • Martin Dippie, who co-owns the company with his wife, said it could not afford to pay the level of increased wages the union sought.

      Four of the more than 200 employees were members of the union, he said.

      the rates set are higher than those being paid by comparable companies in the regional South Island market

      The tail wagging the dog, when it is completely unaffordable and out of step with reality. We are progressively being fucked more and more while Labour is in government.

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      • There are many interviewing techniques you can use to find out if a potential employee has union tendencies nothing to direct of course that would be naughty so i am proud once again to say not one union member out of 33 employees here, those 4 employees probably dont give a fk they are more than likely very used to being on the dole and if they take another 196 with them no biggie it’s all about the bigger picture and your undeserved entitlements eh comrades

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    • I wonder how many people will lose their jobs thanks to the stupid union and soft-cock judge?

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      • Few I would suggest. was an article all about these family and their company a while back.
        Not in the struggling category. In saying that I have little time for the shit bags that call themselves unionists.

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  4. Did anyone see Ardern walk off from her Press Conference yesterday when the questions got too hard?

    What was that all about?

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        • Apparently cabinet ministers are not allowed to go anywhere on Mondays under Ardern. This is why Twitford wasn’t at the Kiwibuild conference. Keep that in mind for future reference (you know, when this “rule” is ignored).

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            • It needs to be called whenever one of her cabinet ministers is somewhere on a Monday (and presuming not on one their extended taxpayer funded holidays).

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          • Cabinet Ministers aren’t allowed out on Mondays unless they’re Jenny Salesa?
            Bullshit alert right there.

            Anyone else getting increasing annoyed by the spaniel hair that often isn’t even clean?
            Time for SLG to abandon her attempts to look ‘youth adjacent’ – like an unwashed spotty teenager.

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        • I presume the paper minister twyford had to present to cabinet was a roll of toilet paper to clean up the shit he has created.

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          • Back in the days of cowboys and Indians, toilet paper had just been invented. An Indian, unaware of the new invention, was amazed when he saw a cowboy using it out in the woods. Instead of scalping the cowboy, he offers to let him live if he tells the Indian where he can get some toilet paper. And the cowboy told the Indian about a trading post in the middle of the forest.

            The next day, the Indian was looking over the different types of toilet paper and asked the clerk how much the “Soft and Gentle” was.

            “That’d be $2.50,” said the clerk.

            “Too much,” mumbled the Indian, “how about the ‘Gentle’?”

            “That one’s $2.00,” answered the clerk.

            “Still too much,” complained the Indian, “anything cheaper?”

            “Welllll,” replied the clerk, “We do have a generic kind.”

            “What generic mean?” asked the Indian. “It means it doesn’t have a name, and it’s only 50 cents.”

            “Me take that,” said the Indian.

            The next day, the Indian returns to the trading post and tells the clerk, “Me have name for generic toilet paper.”

            “Oh,” says the clerk, “what’s the name?”

            “Me call it John Wayne… it’s rough, tough and it take no crap from Indian.”

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            • Should be a few here who’ll remember Jeyes Waxed Toilet paper. The boarding school I had the misfortune to attend never had anything else. It was totally non absorbent & just moved the shit around.

              I’m certain that I’ve still got scars on my hole from the paper cuts.

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              • It was only shiny on one side, you were supposed to use the other side. It also worked sort of better if you screwed a handful of sheets up into a ball and flattened it out a couple of times, that softened it a bit, but all in all dreadful stuff. You have my sympathy – for obvious reasons.

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              • The womens toilet had that stuff as well. Whoever thought that was a good product needed their head read. Newspaper would have been more absorbent

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  5. Here’s another YSB milestone
    The Alexa rating has risen to under 3000th to 2984.
    (Don’t forget you can install the Alexa app on your Broswer)

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    • The Have Your Say averages keep improving too
      Mean: 101.41

      Standard Deviation is all over the place at: 46.62

      Median: 93.50

      25th Percentile: 69

      75th Percentile: 128.25

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  6. The report about so called white supremacy in Auckland Uni shows how far our educational institutes have fallen in standards or should I say how effective the indoctrination has become. It appears a male student has challenged an Indian lecturer over the TOW and has upset all the petals so now has left the Uni.
    It is an absolute tragedy .

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  7. AMShow Poll this morning:
    Do you think the Govt is doing a good or bad job:

    Good: 28%
    Bad: 78%

    YAY!!

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      • This poll is good news, but the election poll results show Labour and the COL on 50%. So why do people think they are dong a bad job, yet still want to vote for them.

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        • Is it though? Heard rumours that National’s internal polling lined up with TV1’s poll and had Labour in the high 30’s.

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          • I have a family contact in then Labour Party. She wouldn’t tell me any numbers but she confirmed that Labour’s internal polling is “A little disappointing” and “a worry” and that they are hoping the Wedding next year will revive ‘Jacindamania’…

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            • So expect to be fucking bombarded…
              You though the ‘Messiah baby’ hysteria was over the top? Wait until the Royal Wedding!

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              • I hope that the whole wedding affair becomes so transparently fake (the only bit of transparency we are likely to get) that New Zealanders overwhelmingly vote against the COL

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                • If the put the wedding on too early or too late, that might happen. The former would cause an early peak and ambivalence thereafter. Do it too late and there might be more calls for those paper bags to act as proxies for vomit bags.

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            • What a terrible state of affairs, that Labour are hoping a wedding will get them elected. What is going on in peoples heads if this is what they use to decide a fit Government? If this is the case we are so stuffed it beyond belief.

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              • The Left, the world over, are more than willing to destroy their countries just to get power; they want mass immigration from shithole countries to ours for example.

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                • It will be interesting to see if it’s a real wedding and not some girly celebration, which is make believe!

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                  • The wedding sponsored by Woman’s Day or the union membership of NZ? Any other suggestions for Cindy to hit up for a paid royal event?

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                    • Westpac is an obvious one. Being the government bank, they have a duty to believe the government’s shit smells like roses.

                      Fletchers have had a love affair with Labour going back decades.

                      The ever generous taxpayer.

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                    • You should take up comedy. Politicians crave power. They’ll crawl on broken glass to get it.

                      You only have to see how Leftard politicians are quite willing to destroy their own countries via importing immigrants from shithole countries to hold onto or get into power.

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      • Were they crowing about it on Am though, usually with that number, above the 3/4 line it is seen to be determinative or was Duncan downplaying it?

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    • Yes, but my worry is that the average sheeple doesn’t think that the government is killing our industries and transgendering our schoolchildren etc fast enough… not that they disagree with the ecoomarxist direction the COL is going in ?

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      • Unemployed sheeple will relate their predicament to Govt as usual so hope for a late election so any recession has time to demonstrate this coalition of clowns effects.

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  8. According to a headline on the TVNZ site the harridan has decided for NZ that Jon Venables, the fellow that, as a child, murdered another child, is not welcome in NZ.

    Apparently Britain is trying to resettle the man outside it’s shores to give him a second chance.

    Mr Venables should, along with his name change, get a tan, convert to islam and start selling lawnmowers.

    The harridan would hop on her private 747 and go get him personally.

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    • Do you believe her though??
      I suspect if her beloved UN pressured her to take him on ‘Humanitarian’ grounds she would quietly do it and not make it public…
      ‘The little people don’t need to know’….

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  9. Every time I can’t get a plastic bag when I go shopping, or have to suck on a shitty paper straw, I think of Ardern.

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      • Got a billion dollars to find to compensate law abiding gun owners (and line the pockets of numerous wide boys who will be out to make a fast buck at the expense of the scapegoated, innocent gun owners too of course. A billion dollars may well not be enough once such people get a sniff of such a lucrative new trough).

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    • In the past whenever I’ve taken my baby-almost toddler out and been given a paper straw (indignantly: “we don’t have any plastic straws”), I’ve tried to make do with the sole paper straw I’d be given; I’d try to coax the structure of the straw back to being a tube or reversing ends etc. I got fed up at the last place I went that whenever my child collapsed the structure of the straw I got them to give me another one. I believe we went through 5 stupid straws. We could have gone through more if I’d not bothered to keep fixing the first one.

      And as far as general shopping is concerned, I really loathe the new system. If I find a new store where I don’t have to bring fucking bags to, will get my immediate patronage.

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      • A couple of smaller supermarkets down here like Supervalue will box everything for free but then a great deal of their clientele are older people that are possibly to set in their ways to remember the bag thing

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        • Supermarkets have skip after skip of flattened cardboard boxes removed for recycling.
          If they left them intact and put them out the front for customers to carry their purchases away in the place would look untidy – and virtue signalling is much more important than actually saving the planet.

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          • The recycling isn’t currently profitable, so maybe the deposit scheme will get numbers up sufficiently that it will be worth a dedicated plant. I never did work out why Mere Mere was mothballed, we can’t even burn the stuff.

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    • I don’t understand why the Supermarkets have gotten rid of those heavy duty reusable plastic bags? They were bloody good and only 15c…

      Orders from Cindy? Is this going on her UN CV?

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  10. Hearing Ardern on Hosking this morning sticking up for Phil Twyford was amazing. She deflected things saying that the COL had built more social houses.
    Not kiwibuild.
    What is great about building social houses with our money to give away to losers.

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    • Oh please let Cindy retain Twitford as a cabinet minister!! ? ? ? ? ? ?
      When is the reshuffle? She said after the budget.

      Has she set up ANOTHER working party to report back on what she should do? //

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      • According to Ardern on her press conference, Twitford is doing a great job. So the probabilities are high he’ll retain it (though she’ll lose nothing if he gets the chop from Ardern as the press will never challenge her over her recent statements over Twitford’s greatness).

        I have to say if Twitford is great according to Ardern’s estimation, I’d hate to know what she considers mediocre.

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      • I figure the Twat will keep Transport and Faafoi will pick up the poison challis of Kiwi Build.

        The lightweight, Salesa will still remain an oxygen thief and do nothing constructive.

        If the thug MP fightery who assaulted her staff member is forgiven it will prove that the mad queen is gutless.

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        • Yes I hope that Ardern keeps Twyford (and it sounds like she will) That will give the opposition lots of ammo next year.
          But is kiwibuild really such a big deal to most people.
          Too me the thing is that house and rents are just far too dear in NZ. (they take far too high a percentage of peoples income)
          Someone needs to tackle the Root causes.

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      • I think she’s waiting for another “lobbyist” to tell her what they want… or the slimy “what’s in it for wynston”.

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        • At this stage im sure she is consulting a magic 8 ball it probably has more nous than her entire dysfunctional cabinet

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          • The name of the magic 8 ball is Careful Consideration. It’s what Iain Lees-Galloway used to help decide that Karel Sroubek should get residency after 8 minutes – it was with Careful Consideration.

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    • One wonders what the effect on the COLL’s expectation of increasing the refugee numbers will be, when they cannot build enough houses to house the multitude of homeless now.
      We are constantly told of the numbers daily. So would they be so stupid as to increase the demand for this housing by importing more to worsen the demand?
      Silly me, of course they will, it’s all about the feelz with Cindy.

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      • Cindy said you can’t smoke with kids in the car unless they are living in their car. Do the homeless living in cars not have car doors they can open to smoke outside?

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        • Or heard of windows, mind you, I have never understood why you have to have the key on for the windows, pet peeve the windows not working even when the turbo timer is doing its thing.

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      • So many of those homeless might have been tenanted in privately owned rentals if people hadn’t sold them off.

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    • Continuing National policy and hard work and angst freeing up the land for the builds.

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    • There’s the infamous confrontation of a Burmese python that swallowed a crocodile in Florida – and died as its stomach burst from said croc.

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      • It looks uncomfortable. Surely it would be a last resort? The python must have strong stomach acids, be shitting teeth, claws and skin and bones forever.

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    • That first photo reminds me of ardern swallowing the “great success” of twyford’s kiwibuild…..

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    • They may come gunning for him Rachael but he looks like he has more “guns” than any pussy in the labour party.

      Wait for the LGBT alphabet soup brigade to be mobilised, I’m also fairly certain he hates dolphins as well.

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    • He’s white, male, successful and doesn’t support Labour or the Greens. I’m surprised they’re not already trying to ruin him.

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    • Here’s a new title to give Ardern that might bypass moderation for a short time: Lügnermeister (Liar master).

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    • I’ve given it a brief look: it appears Have Your Say has started superseding General Fellate in terms of posts. This is pretty amazing given this Blog’s recent existence and comparable number of contributors.

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      • It’s currently running at GD 60 to Have Your Say 88.

        To be totally fair, GD was posted an hour later than this one…. but it still indicates a great performance by YSB in such a short time!

        Well done with this blog our host

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          • I don’t know if anyone else has noticed in the last few days but YSB has it’s very own ‘downticker’. Now it’s a serious blog. ?

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              • If they know whats good for them, they better behave. None of their shit like on KB. Just remember we do not have a naughty corner. None of this three strikes shit. You only get one chance here, so do not abuse it.
                I must say Kea has surprised me so far with his very good posts. I sometimes wonder if it is the same one from KB.
                MM isn’t so bad, it’s the god addled stoooopid one I worry about. But he should be proud of the fact that this blog is named after him.

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              • I would be very surprised if you couldn’t find a picture of gorse, flowering. would show up best.

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            • Proud to say i have my first up above it won’t be the last as our frustration with this COL deepens and comments become even more scathing

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        • It also shows that a lot of people get out of bed and off to work before 8am.
          That late hour always annoyed me with GD.

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      • This is a great site it reminds me a bit of the early days on Whale Oil (sorry Ed) without the constant abuse though, anyone remember Travis Poulson from back before Pete Belt helped turn the place into a boring echo chamber and he jumped ship, he even set up an alternative conversation place where we could vent without breaking the blogs new rules can’t imagine why that didn’t last long eh Cam lol
        Its good to see other commentators that dont have a lot to say on KB finding a place here as well & with Ed saying he’s in it for the long term & places like KB folding to the gutless left i think we are primed for YSB to compete numerically with the best of them in the not to distant future

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      • Talking of whom, I really hope that he and some others from KB don’t come here.

        One of the most irritating things about KB towards my departure was the constant irritation of the trolls and flame warring that went on there.

        I know there’s a risk of a blog becoming an echo chamber…. but maybe this can be avoided somehow through self-moderated good manners towards follow commenters.

        I am all for calling public figures whose (who’s?) actions are damaging the country fuckwits… but I wouldn’t call another commenter here a fuckwit just because I disagree with them.

        Anyway… so far this is a great blog and it’s nice to see all these familiar names. Cheers!

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  11. For anyone who missed this very important and interesting post on the UN Migration Pact signed by Winston Peters, posted by Alice last night I’m reposting: Watch the 2nd one of Carol first.

    “A couple of “Must Watch” videos just posted on You Tube. Not very professionally produced but very important subject the UN migration compact which may have such a damaging effect on New Zealand.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIQw8eUfs3Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMKjp_7UiNc

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    • Those above Utube videos by concerned New Zealanders, creating petitions, and sending submissions, regarding the UN migration Pact, that was “shorted” time wise.

      Winston Peters said was non binding, yeah right.
      He was happy to support Green Golly G in her innuendo of those questioning the UN Pact.

      Canada’s immigration minister now on the move.

      …. believes more of them should be able to enter through economic immigration programs. …
      …. open up economic immigration streams to refugees in addition to humanitarian programs, …
      …. “massively” ramp up this pilot as a way to bring more refugees to Canada …
      …. re-imagining refugees as people who have assets to contribute, who have talents and skills that we need …
      …. heard Conservatives shouting out of turn, calling the wave of irregular migrants who have been crossing into Canada by avoiding official border checkpoints “illegals” — a term he takes exception to.
      “There’s a lot of fearmongering going on,” he said. …
      https://canoe.com/news/national/immigration-minister-ahmed-hussen-says-he-wants-canada-to-accept-more-refugees-as-economic-immigrants

      So is it all set in NZ to full steam ahead after the next election?

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      • Nt just by a Judge setting precedent, if I recall correctly it can also be ratified by a percentage of the UN voting for it to be binding and that binds all members whether or not they agree.

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    • Who is selling who out?
      Will it become the same in NZ?

      Canadian “Minister asks businesses not to remain silent in face of anti-immigration sentiment”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=4K-D0WQ3_tg
      1 minute 42 secs.

      So this is putting it the legal way, yet he is ok with the illegal way, so long as it can be just quickly flicked and covered by a visa.
      ————–

      New Zealander Carol Sakey’s video, the 2nd video above, taking a stand with her petition, plus submissions
      Not remaining silent ! !
      .
      Showing the deviousness of Winston Peters and Green Golly G with their slanders, has soared over night, and now at over 1000 views.
      Comments also quadrupled and mostly supportive.

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    • Like a few years ago, when the comedians clipped everybody’s ticket. 🙂
      When a good joke was a good joke. 🙂

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        • They would both have the ‘gravitas’, that would make either a “natural fit”. 😉

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        • Trouble is all the current NZ ‘comedians’ are unfunny and sadly lacking in cleverness. Where are the cynical comedians of old with a quick wit and funny with it.

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          • Like McPhail and Gadsby, Billy T. James bought us the ability to be able to laugh at ourselves, with others, and to see things in a different light, and bring forth even a wry smile.
            Good medicine for all !

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  12. Lime e-scooter death: Auckland councillor calls for them to be removed from streets
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/113746489/lime-escooter-death-auckland-councillor-calls-for-them-to-be-removed-from-streets
    “A councillor has called for Lime e-scooters to be taken off the streets after a man died.
    Auckland councillor Christine Fletcher, who previously shared concerns about e-scooters said they should be removed until the outcome of a coroner’s investigation into the man’s death”.

    So because one guy has died on a E scooter now the authoritarians on Auckland Council are calling for their usage to be suspended.
    Maybe we should suspend usage of cars every time someone dies in an accident?,or suspend all swimming every time someone drowns?.
    What a bunch of knee jerk nonsense from an ex National MP.

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    • Good on Nick for standing up for the voter. This is the COL “cherry picking electoral law changes that will suit them”.

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  13. Toddler with critical head injuries – five older siblings previously taken into care by Oranga Tamariki
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12243660
    “A 17-month-old boy is fighting for his life in Starship Hospital after suffering severe head injuries.
    The Herald can reveal the toddler’s mother has had five children previously removed from her care by Oranga Tamariki”.

    Wonder where her loving whanau is and whether CYFS have been trying to create a “strategic partnership” with them?.

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        • Why do you say no.
          I am sure she will do.
          If I was in charge I’d say tie your tubes or no more dpb.
          I’d go even further and say tie your tubes and then get a job and no dpb.
          Go see the fathers.

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    • How awful, Andrew Becroft should individually investigate every case. Not just for 0-3 months. babies are so easy at that age. They eat sleep and shit and stay where they are put, how hard is it?

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      • Andrew Becroft?.
        No need for him to investigate as he has made his opinion on these matters plain on various occasions and it always revolves around the same central theme of it not being the parents fault as they are victims of institutional injustice and racism.
        Or put another way it’s the government and societies fault.

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    • Another poor wee sock probably smashed up by the latest predator/conquest in her life i wonder how colonisation is to blame for this one

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    • But “it’s racism” to remove her children! //
      Tell me, how does “colonisation” get in her home and cause severe brain damage to a child?

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  14. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/netball/netball-world-cup/113754654/major-netball-new-zealand-sponsor-anz-raises-concerns-about-maria-folau
    ANZ’s Maria Folau concerns
    12:35 PM We don’t support Maria Folau’s views and have made our views known, sponsor says.
    I wonder if they agree with SBWs ideology after all the Folau’s only think gays will go to hell they dont actually want to throw them off buildings like the so-called religion of bit n pieces, bloody PC cowards

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    • In a statement, ANZ spokesman Stefan Herrick said: “ANZ NZ believes in diversity and inclusion. We’re very proud we have a Rainbow Tick as an employer and over the years have supported rainbow activities in the community”.

      These businesses PR mouthpieces all sound like fucking parrots reciting their lines.
      This crap is got to be one of the biggest wank fests around.

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    • ANZ were one of the sponsors of that stupid trust another poster brought to our attention the other day that deals with ‘period poverty’, whatever in Sam Hill that is.
      Maybe they should stick to banking and fuck off with the social engineering.

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      • They should, but I accept that there is such a thing as period poverty. In low-income households, you try being a young girl wresting some money from a smoking or drinking parent.

        Girls don’t go to school if they don’t have the requisite items. So they miss out. Again with our modern disposable world, women have always dealt with it, but they had clothing that was more disguising of ‘accidents’.

        I have heard arguments regarding the cost of ‘budget’ items of a few dollars. I can assure you that they are not fit for purpose.

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        • We are constantly told that the households in question cannot afford sanitary items which is a completely different argument from the money was available but was spent on booze and cigarettes instead.
          Food poverty, shoe poverty, toilet paper poverty etc is all real if money is spent on other shit.

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          • I remember when there was the family benefit and my sister got it to do what she needed to do and got to buy her own clothes, I don’t remember being as equally trusted. Maybe there needs to be something similar.

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            • I was given my family benefit allocation when I was 16. It was $6 a week I think. Had to save up for everything I bought.

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  15. The Speaker shut down Simon’s questions to the PM on the value of Kiwibuild by stating that Simon’s use of “stuff all” was inappropriate. Gerry Brownlee questioned the duck on whether that was what he was saying. The reply, “Yes.” The Mad Queen rescued again.

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    • Our Trevor is a sensitive wee flower as he has gotten older, not necessarily more mature. How embarrassing that Jacinda is seemingly so fragile that she isn’t answerable to the country.

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    • Usually she ups and leaves when the questions get too tough.
      Straight home to tweet some cutesy baby Neve stories….

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    • They found nothing but NZ Police are calling it a ‘Useful Exercise’??
      It cost the Taxpayer 30 bloody millions FFS!

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      • Of course, it was a useful exercise! It beats the boredom of watching out for speeding drivers, ignoring pleas to investigate crimes like burglaries, wondering if the menu at Maccas has changed and similar.

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        • So they have been and fornsecly looked at 170 metre of the 2.3km drift for 30mil!
          Man that cost$176,500 per metre for 170 metre!
          2.3km will cost 406million! Chicken feed! Lets do this.

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  16. An Australian this time.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/392868/dr-caralee-mcliesh-appointed-new-head-of-treasury

    Apparently responsible for this.

    https://emmatomkinson.com/2017/07/18/aussie-sibs/ social impact bonds.
    Five out of the six social impact bonds in Australia have raised funds on the open market, following the process above. This has resulted in a greater number and range of investors than SIBs in other parts of the world. Investors include trusts, foundations, institutions (including superannuation/pension funds), charities and high net worth individuals. Individual investment is restricted to ‘wholesale’ investors. A wholesale investor is a finance professional or a ‘sophisticated investor’ i.e. one who has an income of over AU$250,000 per annum for the last two years or assets in excess of AU$2.5 million. An offer restricted to wholesale investors safeguards retail investors from buying products they do not sufficiently understand and is cheaper to issue. The minimum investment for all SBBs has been AU$50,000. All SIBs have been oversubscribed, with the most recent round for NSW mental health and Queensland’s OOHC SIBs reaching their target in one month. One SIB, OnTRACC, is privately financed by a bank and service provider. There are links to the information memoranda of several SIBs in the details below. These documents provided the information for investors considering investment.

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    • Will we have Kiwisaver and the Cullen fund ‘investing’ in these bonds, which will be then be used by the government to deliver their uncosted promises?

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    • It only operates during the AM show, or so Newshub told me when I queried it, all just a bit of jolly hockey sticks fun apparently has it shifted from 79%?

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      • Ah, sorry about that. I don’t watch TV these days, well certainly not the news anyway as its nothing more than propaganda for Horse Face and her corrupt government.

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        • I went in after 9 o’clock one time as you have just done, and voted and then it seemed to allow me to vote multiple times when it got refreshed. Anyway I messaged them about the ability to vote multiple times and they told me that once the show was over that the metric was basically set then and that since it was all a just a bit of fun,(except of course when it is against Simon) and that if people wanted to waste their time voting again and again that it would take many people to change it.

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    • But there is a ‘Royal Wedding’ next year Bruv! The astonishing mess she has made of being PM will all quickly be forgotten…

      ‘Oooh didn’t she look just lovely?’
      ‘Little Neve was flowergirl…Aren’t they all just amazeballs?’

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  17. Busy day today with lots of firearms news. Very good press release from ACT:
    https://www.act.org.nz/police_minister_s_contempt_for_gun_owners_experts_continues

    I joined ACT last night, the first time I have been a member of a political party since the Conservatives back in England in the sixties.

    Also this “essential listening” radio interview with Samara McPhedron from Griffith University. Our politicians should be made to listen to this and answer the question “Since the gun buy back will NOT make any of us any safer why the hell are we doing it then?”

    https://www.magic.co.nz/home/news/2019/06/samara-mcphedron-from-griffith-university-says-gun-buyback-progr.html?fbclid=IwAR0u7RXDO8ZAGgxhZhcOCEj8V5ktPCDByyv0Rnne-uN1Ubpmc2QC-qvbOEY

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    • Can’t help themselves trying to pit Simon against Judith, she has enough to do, how do they expect junior MPs to grow if they don’t get things to do?

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      • Judith retains housing and reforming the RMA. The RMA alone is a horrendous headache. Housing is just everyday ‘shooting fish in a barrel’ when it comes to Judith holding Twyford to account.

        Tova made out that Amy Adams and the other bloke were leaving due to Simon’s leadership. ?

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      • National is stuffed. Under 40% in the next poll I’ll bet. ACT up, NC up, both at the expense of this centre left party.

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  18. …..”A great win for freedom of speech”……

    It would be if freedom of speech was the motive for the support. Rather I reckon it was the Godaddled, incensed that their boy should be required to tone down his ravings set in in Bronze Age Middle Eastern superstition, who were shovelling the shekels around.

    The gullible & brainwashed rallied round the colours. Freedom of speech tagged along.

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    • Having to work every Sunday with no possibility of double time would probably turn off prospective candidates for the clerical duties.

      Molestation rights over the congregation’s kids would be about the only perk on offer! 🙂

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    • Dunedin has been a climatic disaster area fitting of emergency evacuation status since circa 1848. Only the Scots who considered salt on their porridge a decadent luxury would have settled the windswept, frozen hole.

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    • Pathetic isn’t it that one council does it so like robots others feel the need to show they care and follow suit.
      Completely brain dead bunch of ideologues.

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      • Perhaps it can be a local election plank, putting the cost to the people.
        Personally, I might stand to benefit from such a policy, but that doesn’t mean that I think that it is coming any time soon.

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    • You couldn’t do anything for yourself with hands like that so I guess not having any, from that perspective, would be no different.

      I have wondered why, to the sandfly question, too.

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    • In 2016 Trump told the USA that:

      ….”‘We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning'”……

      He was right! 🙂

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      • I saw a post today that where Trump said “China and Japan’should defend their own ships in the strait of Hormuz. We have no need to be there”
        Now that will piss them off.

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  19. At 1.30 pm NZ time today it was AUD 546,150
    At 6.19 pm NZ time today it is AUD 887,026

    So in 220 minutes the amount increased by AUD 340,876 or $ 1,482 per minute

    This shows the silent majority in play saying F.U.
    don’t tell us what we can and cannot say.
    This should be a wake up call for the wets.
    It won’t be.
    Just like they can’t work out how the ‘polls’ are wrong wrong wrong.

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    • one million, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars at 8.50 NZ time – 6.50 pm Tuesday, Sydney time
      AUD 1.18 million and clicking up, up …
      Now, that is pent up frustration.

      It is sticking it to the media filth like Bald Bandana Fitzsimons and his equally annoying wife at channel 10, Lisa Wilkinson.

      God botherers 1 Media Filth 0

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  20. Late this afternoon on the most moderated blog in Christendom I placed a comment on the thread announcing the forthcoming departure from Parliament of Adams & Scott:

    ……”And farewell to the most useless absentee carpetbagger who has ever pretended to represent the Wairarapa electorate.”……

    Four upticks to ten down. Doesn’t pay to fall out of lockstep with the petals! 🙂

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    • Funny thing Kea is that I would have been far more loyal to National than most of them. From 1972 when a young bugger complete with two mortgages, a kid & two jobs to pay for it all I voted blue largely at the behest of a bloody good boss. Since then I’ve voted for National other than when Muldoon walked off the farm & Bob Jones offered sanity. That’s 16 out of 17 elections covering nearly 50 years!

      All in the Wairarapa yet there’s only ever been two National candidates worth a pinch of shit. One was Ben Couch & the other was Wyatt Creech. Both totally good buggers who identified with those they represented & served us well.

      Why can’t we attract men like these two now?

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    • I am surprised you even got four upticks.
      Only the hardcore National fanboys lead by the personality formerly known as Keeping Stock seem to hang around their now, most thinkers left ages ago.

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  21. I heard that Simon was worried about Mark Mitchell’s popularity.

    I guess this was proved today as Mark was passed over for promotion during the reshuffle..

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    • It seemed like an accommodation to Amy Adams and redistribution to me. There will be other reshuffles, but if people are performing well in their portfolios why change for change’s sake?

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    • ……” No flame wars and nastiness. No extreme points of view”…….

      Maybe. Yet we have lost a lot of the fun of thedavincimode, RRM & Nostradamus vs Baity. Who can remember the great “Tauranga Harbour Bridge” incident? What of davinci’s recollection of Redbaiter & KrisK vs the advancing hordes of handwringing progressives? Who can think back to Baity being outed for upticking himself 20 times per thread on Whale’s blog?

      For myself I can’t recall being referred to as “homo knuckle-dragging marxist leftist scum” since about 2013. 🙂

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      • I found it Kea! 🙂

        thedavincimode (6,229 comments) says:

        January 16th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        Meanwhile, across the Pacific, somewhere in the mid West –

        Red “Judgement Day’ baiter lept to his feet, the M60 snug against His hip. Almost nonchalantly, He thrust His left foot forward against the dying leftist scum prostrate before Him and braced Himself before squeezing the trigger. The M60 commie killer leapt into life chattering into an ear-splitting crescendo while it spewed a torrent of HOT LEAD at the anti-democracy progressive leftist homo scum hand-wringing themselves towards His position. The ammo belt slid over His lightly greased left forearm. Almost inexplicably it occurred to him that although KY was the first thing He always packed when going away with His boys in case He got into a tight situation, this use wasn’t what He’d originally had in mind.

        Almost as suddenly as it had leapt into life, the M60 stopped. The ‘death click’. A hail of angry HOT LEAD immediately descended on him; whining, cursing and spitting at him. “Like those lefty progressive scum on Kiwiblog” He thought. He stood there for a moment longer; defiantly, before ducking to cover. What to do now? “RELOAD”, Sarah’s voice seemed to hiss in his ear.

        He turned to His companion for another belt of LEAD DEATH, only to find him cowering in the dirt, jabbering incoherently. “Kris, Kris, of all people” he cursed.

        He grimaced and slumped, head in hands. It wasn’t the temple wound. “Hell, it was just a flesh wound” He muttered to Himself. The bullet had gone straight through and exited cleanly out the other side. He knew that as long as he kept a level head there would be no further blood loss. “I get worse headaches reading Kiwiblog” He snorted to himself.

        No, it wasn’t the temple wound. It was the realisation, whoops, “realization” He corrected himself, that yet again He was the only One holding the line. “First those soft-cocks from Westboro Baptist didn’t even front at the LZ as promised. Some bullshit about a bring-a-cake fund-raiser. And now Kris”. An almost overwhelming sense of desolation and despair threatened to drown him.

        But then he felt it. The sudden warmth emanating from his left breast where He had taped Sarah’s swimsuit photo. “Would She get my letter?” He wondered, thinking of the envelope also taped over His heart and addressed: ‘To Be Opened in the Event of My Glorious Death in a Hail of HOT LEAD Whilst Killing Marxist Scum’. “Would She do the eulogy? What if She had a conflicting appointment at the hairdresser?” “Would She tweet?”

        He shook himself back to his senses. “No time for that; you’re carrying on like some progressive homo scum”.

        He poised, knowing what awaited him Him but also knowing that He would take a lot more of them with Him. But before He could leap to His feet for the final defiant charge to glory, a familiar voice interrupted Him.

        “Russell, for the tenth time your dinner is ready. And its the 16th today and if you haven’t put the rubbish out and done the dishes by nine o’clock, then you can go without it for another month …”

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    • It’s a Beast.
      Well done Ed.
      Kudos.

      As Kea says it is pleasant and there is picking up another comment and adding to it or moving on rather than getting into galaxy-level star wars.

      An interesting perspective is that with the ability to downtick – many social media sites don’t allow that including Youtube and Fakebook, I believe, as I don’t go there – it is used very sparingly.

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  22. Really thrilled to see Collins getting rogered by Simon. At last he sees what a useless piece of shit she really is. Goodbye Judith.

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  23. Just told the National party I was now an ACT party member. I am guessing the arrogant pricks couldn’t care less.

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    • Refresh the page and the edit should come up but I am finding that I am having to search for it as the refresh doesn’t bring it back to the post. Especially as the thread has gotten longer. You are at the bottom so should be okay lol.

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    • thats ok its not a hanging offence. yet. The problem with users posting images is it slows down the loading speed. When I post an image I do bulk optimisation to reduce the size of the images I post. The best we can get this site is about 75%

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  24. I just thought you’d like to know what level of intelligence you are missing over on GD:

    from
    Morrissey
    “Dear America for the love of God elect Sanders as your president. Sincerely, the rest of the world”

    That comment under this YouTube clip garnered 1347 likes in a couple of days.
    (clip not included)

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  25. I am looking into the load more comment button that has suddenly appeared. Must be a record to have 300 or more comments . will try and get it removed.

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  26. Dear Editor
    Much as I love YSB, it is deadly slow to load.
    There must be a simple technical answer or fix for it.
    Is it a Internet Host thing? ie level of service that you pay for?

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