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    • It’s a long way from Taranaki to Wellington. I suppose, pre-colonisation, they used to commute via fast ferry. Maybe they used to stop in to provision up on their weekly runs down to Scott Base.

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      • The developers should offer a deal to a rival tribe and let the issue be settled like 400yrs ago… war, rape, slavery and cannabilism, their magnificent and rich culture would prevail and resolve the problem//

        Seriously tho if maori keep doing occupy protests i rekon we give them a taste of their own medicine, as a protest to the maori takeover/he puapua etc hoardes of non maori should occupy every marae and significant maori site in the country. Beat them at their own game, imagine the screaming and wailing if that shit happened.

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    • Trevor Bentleys new book has a chapter on the Taranaki Maori and how they finished up there and then went to Chatams and what they did to the Moriori.
      They fled because or Te Raprahua and were afraid he would annihilate them.
      shame he was too slow.

      Transgressing Tikunga.
      Case studies (if you like), of how maori treated others.

      worth getting to read.

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    • No, bascically rubber stamping what the councillors wanted.
      Shut the whinging hori’s up though for a while. They have no sway like they had before.
      Tga’s issue has always been and will remain
      1. that it has too many county and port freeloaders when it comes to collecting rates and using the TCC ratepayer facilities.. (and tga is not alone in that. The county need abolishing).
      2. That NZTA and its predecessors have never properly funded the roading infrastructure to allow the development and running of the port and associated industries and users.
      Tga is the only council to ever have built its one harbour bridges, expressway and motorway and NZTA scalped them to take them over. They now spend next to nothing in tga and year collect a bank full of money from road user chgagres much paid for from other areas.
      If NZTA properly funded our roading and the county ratepayers who use our facilities had to pay for that privilege then TCC would be in a good state.

      Have discussed this fully with Anee YTolley and another of the commissioners.
      They are aware of this and were up until a couple pf weeks ago of getting the roading sorted. But then that got canned.
      Govt. is the problem. The law councils operate under are the problem.

      Raing the TCC rates is not going to fix the problem just burden the TCC ratepayers more for the benefit of the Port, the Western Bay County residents and the trucking companies.Fortunately there are few sections left to sell and won’t be many for at least two to three yeas so that will slow the immigration.
      Before long if you want a house it will be high rise or be prepared to spend more than you can repay ever.
      Values have gone berserk.

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    • Tolley said during the formal draft LTP consultation period, the commissioners met with some 2000 people and attended 34 community meetings and pop-up information sessions. “We then considered close to 1800 submissions, heard 50 hours of oral submissions and spent a day-and-a-half deliberating on the content of the LTP which will be brought back for adoption later this month.”

      Check my math on this one, please. I am only one coffee into a working Saturday.

      If every meeting with a person took 1 hour (2,000 hours), every community meeting took 4 hours (136 hours), every submission took 4 hours to consider (7,200 hours), they spent 50 hours on oral submissions (50 hours) and a day and half thinking about shit (12 hours) and they all 4 overlapped on this they spent 9,398 hours per person.

      That works out to 1,174.75 normal working days (8 hours) per person over a 89 day period. That seems unlikely as they’d need to be working 105.59 hours per day between the 4 of them which is more than 24 hours per day.

      So how did they spend this time which Anne Tolley says justifies that money?

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    • I rework the numbers a bit to try and account for potential overlaps. For example, if the 2,000 hours on meetings was split 4 ways (e.g. 1 commissar attending 1 meeting), the community meetings had an average of 2 commissars attending, the submissions had 2 commissars covering each submission and they all thought about it together in one big meeting for a day and a half then they spend 4,205 hours. Which works out to 11.8 hours per working day.

      That seems more likely, given my numbers are sucked out of my thumb. There would be more efficiencies and overlaps, but also probably 2 hour lunches and endless ceremonies for the commissars to appease the natives.

      Charitably I’d say they spend 8 – 10 hours per working day on this job.

      Why in the actual fuck do they think this qualifies them for such high income? I’m responsible for the data needs of a multi-billion dollar, global company and work 60 hours a week easily between research, meetings, vendors and team leadership. And I sure as fuck don’t get paid $1,800 per day.

      But then, my income is set by the market, not by a politician looking to feather their nest at the expense of rate and taxpayers, I guess. And I have to deliver value for money, not just an endless stream of soundbites in incomprehensible gibberish and koha.

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  1. And liarbour lied and lied and damn well lied about everything in the country and continue on with their lying. It’s how they all roll, they do occasionally get someone like ex National’s Anne Tolly to be part of this, and the money is enough to turn their heads, they have fed from the trough for far too long, have become used to it, and can’t stop the pillaging. This country is going down the gurgler faster than the speed of light. Who would have thought this once proud country would have come to this state within 4 years.

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      • I think she must cover her own expenses which includes a place to live up here. And she is not part time.
        Probably works harder then most.
        always has.
        Great person to talk to and must say is well aware of the issues and is probably frustrated in not being able to effect the changes that would make a difference.
        Mahutu and co don’t want to make any changes.

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  2. I have received a letter from the solicitor handling my father’s estate, who advises me, that in order to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism regulations, I am required to provide a certified copy of my current driver licence or passport and a form of address verification.

    In recent years, the government has been paying me a fortnightly pension under the same name that they had been collecting tax from for the past 50 odd years. They required me to undergo a medical to up-date my driver’s licence and they hold two recent photographs of me in their NZTA and Passport records…

    They now want me to prove who I am.

    With all the computer power at their finger-tips, they could do this in a matter of seconds that is now going to cost me a two-and-a-half-hour return trip into town to comply.

    Can anyone foresee a scenario whereby a money-laundering operation or terrorist act might be carried out by merely being an executor of a parent’s will?

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    • Sorry to hear about your dad. Grieving is bad enough to get through without being bound up by government red tape. Deep breaths and take to eating comfort food or drinking booze (not before driving to town) until it’s all sorted. 😣😅

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      • WG….

        Thanks for your words, but at his age, it was what he wanted. Mum died a few years earlier and all his mates had long gone…he really was the last man standing.

        He was asked a couple of years ago about what he wanted for his birthday…. he replied, “the undertaker.”

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        • My dad was the same. I was organising his BD party and asked what he wished for. To be out by Christmas was his response. Got his wish . Left us at 11.30 Christmas Eve. A long life well lived. Thank goodness he never saw how Jacinda has destroyed this once wonderful country. One of that great generation that laid down their lives for our freedoms.

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    • I am surprised that you were not required to dredge up a birth certificate to verify that your parents even had children. 🙂

      The problem is that they also want recent verification, and after what seems a short period of time, want to do this again to bring it up to date, to refresh and verify;
      that you are still current. 🙂

      Mission Creep is to stop all cash.

      Then why are the banks branches reducing, and then there is the awkwardness of auto bank teller systems, as they do not inter connect, so well cross bank wise in some cases, and it would seem some still want your card details to pay someone even just small amounts of cash.

      Remember now how the bank sort of achieved the verification on you?
      Passport, drivers licence etc. whilst they can check on how your money was deposited in, employer? and where you spend it, power, phone, rates, for your address.

      Buying a car, also has this money laundering terrorism verification.

      Real estate agents also do this where & when any large money flow occurs.

      Soon the government will make order of your money flows, and will be able to ration you. 🙂
      All based on your “social credit score” for your allowance.
      After all “you will have nothing, and you will be happy”. 🙁

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      • Go to a bank and ask for 20k+ cash, even tho your accounts may have hundreds of thousands of legitimate “money” in it youll get treated like a criminal for wanting physical possession of your own funds.

        My mate withdrew 18k cash to purchase a jetboat, was a big performance to get that much cash. Anyways the deal fell through and he went to redeposit the cash a couple days later and faaaark did he have to jump through hoops, his transaction history showed the withdrawl of exact amount but got treated like shit and poolice/money launder squad notified etc.

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        • If you have a need to withdraw a wad of cash, 10K is the trigger point.
          If you withdraw $9500 in cash, nothing is said.
          It is wank-fuckery, its not right, but there’s usually some way around B-Bro.

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          • Thanks MH, I should have known, as it was strange as I wanted the limit raised on my eft pos card, and they never stated that, but talked all round.

            Then for security I wanted to have another card, with a very high limit, and even to be able to have both that can be used on the same day.
            Their reluctance, the staff making phone calls to head office, getting back to me a few days later etc…

            Appointments with bank computer specialist was a delight.
            Eventually she told me that my lap top was no good, despite me assuring her it had been checked over by a computer shop, and sorted, at my cost.
            I raised a point with the teller on the way out, and found out the bank computer systems were down.
            Apologies did flow, but it meant that it was a waste of an hour + my travel, and to get it sorted on another day. 🙁

            The problem Is still, whatever bank, the banking systems are not fit for purpose, as they edge over to giving full governmental control.

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          • If you want to know how this is going to end for New Zealand, look to South Africa late 1990s’ early 2000’s.

            You were restricted in currency moving outside the country. Your credit card was limited when you travelled overseas (not electronically, by document signed at the bank). And the currency was in free fall.

            I signed all their papers, gave them the finger from the plane and haven’t been back since. Unfortunately it seems that Jacinda Ardern is now intent on changing the formerly happy New Zealand into the same, racist, separatist shithole that South Africa is.

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        • As WestPac, the government agency for banking for IRD, refuses to take cheques.

          Last year, the tax payment was way over my “eft pos” card limit, which is not too bad in itself.
          So I demanded my bank to cash that cheque, whilst they complained that it cleaned out all their cash in that branch.
          Then wandered up to WestPac to make a considerable payment.
          Told them to follow me up to WPac, write a chit to WPac, and they can get it back, but I guess health & safety regulations require “armour guard” security systems

          I do not know why, just a month ago, as the digital banking system would not show IRD bank details, up on my laptop, so went into the bank to show them.
          Nor could the helpful teller get it sorted, so again, demanded cash to make payment, or the bank can pay the penalties that IRD would impose on me.

          The problem coming I figure, is that a “Captain’s Adhan” will be made, that cash will not be supported; or started off that certain high/large bank notes will not be available.

          It is all in pushing and corralling people into, not banking sytems, but government systems of control.
          Naturally the banks flow with implementing this, while they take their cuts, fees, levies etc..

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    • Please excuse the awful language but here I quote my lawyer friend.
      “In my office you can say fuck or cunt, but do not say Anti Money Laundering Legislation. If you do you will be required to leave. That legislation is driving us all to hell in a handcart.”
      Now try changing the signatories to the current account for the likes of the Minginui Indoor Bowling Club, that has annual income of about $3000. The compliance bullshit for such a minuscule outfit is daunting in the extreme. My bank officer friend tells me that the Financial Markets Authority employ derelict dickheads who police that legislation with the mindset of pedantic far quits. Those masochistic pricks are just looking for any deviation from the strict laws, and if they find one they will make that bank’s officials squirm.

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      • Not quite so easy with Trusts. I was recently involved in winding up a Trust which was established in the 1990’s. One of the AML requirements was source of funds. OK easy enough for a property that was sold 8 years ago but not for a company that was sold in 1986 with the proceeds later transferred to the Trust. No companies office records any longer. Transaction records at the time not retained, who would have envisaged AML in the 90’s. Eventually found an advertorial from a local newspaper saved for family history purposes and a reference on the website of the company that had purchased the business in 1986.
        The whole process was beyond ridiculous.
        It would not surprise me if all of the compliance costs for this overbearing law would be far higher than any tax foregone by money being laundered.

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    • I am in the same situation Toko, my daughter passed away in April, and I have had to provide all the information to prove I am not into money laundering. I have received the pension for a few years now so they just need to go into the IRD who know every bloody thing about us these days, so what the hell. Thank goodness her boys who are very young are not put through all this. I find its hard enough to sell her house and cope wth everything else let alone this. Its all exhausting, fighting government departments is a mission at times let alonw when you are grieving .

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    • Toko
      I know how you feel. I have been in Aussie for many weeks sorting out my sister’s estate, until 4 weeks ago. NZ does not even come close to Aussie in this area of having to prove your identity. Just to get into the lawyers office for the first meeting I had to fill out a form selecting several forms of identity, each having varying numbers of points allotted to them. You have to get 100 points before the door opens. (Apparently it is a very common thing in Aussie). So my passport counted for 75 points, my NZ drivers licence was 20 points ( an Aussie licence is 25 points!!) and they took my eftpos card for another 5 points. The Aussie can use medicare cards , bank cards and a number of other things
      Most things have to be certified and hard copies everywhere.

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  3. Local housing corp area not far away. Guess one of the gang boys got spooked.

    Gunman on the run after shooting police officer in Hamilton
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/07/gunman-on-the-run-after-shooting-police-officer-in-hamilton.html

    A policeman is in hospital after being shot Friday night during a routine traffic stop in Hamilton – and the alleged offender is still on the run.

    The passenger got out of the car and fired at the officer, hitting him in the shoulder, before stealing his car and fleeing. The driver also fled.

    The driver was found at that address and arrested. The passenger is yet to be located.

    “Residents can expect to see a continued police presence at the scene of the shooting in Bankwood Rd this morning,” police said.

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  4. Tucker Carlson : 07/08/2021
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/KEnEeWElhbbx/
    The first 15 mins 20 secs about the pressure, coercing, the sly mandatory vaccination.

    Must be due for a series of “knock, knock” jokes in mandatory vaccines. 🙂

    Then even the New Zealand military and health systems hid things for years about dioxins.
    Overseas they also went down similiar tracks.
    In Canada it was about the anthrax vaccine a few decades ago, and the military pushing for court martials.
    The tragic knock-on effects, whilst they still tried to keep a cover up.
    https://vladtepesblog.com/2021/07/09/concerning-the-military-and-mandatory-vaccines/

    So New Zealand Medsafe advises the staff that administer Pfizer to ignore the US FDA’ warning of “Emergency Use Authorisation” and use Medsafe 50+ protocols, that were supported in a NZ court, which the health department were in breach of, so was then overturned in a night time rush of NZ Parliamentary legislation that backdated to make the breaches legal.

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  5. Then there is the male drink analysis:
    The deal with guys is as always, very simple & clear cut:

    Cheap Domestic Beer :
    He’s poor & wants to get laid.

    Premium Local Beer :
    He likes good beer & wants to get laid.

    Imported Beer :
    He likes expensive beer & wants to get laid.

    Wine :
    He’s hoping that the wine thing will give him a sophisticated
    image & help him get laid.

    Whisky :
    He doesn’t give two shits about anything & will deck anyone
    who will get in his way of getting laid.

    Tequila :
    Piss off, all you wankers, I’m gonna go shag something
    with a pulse, or pass out on the floor.

    Absolut Vodka Basil Smash :
    He’s gay.

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  6. In line with today’s ‘Have your Say’ caption, it
    would seem the premier of NSW has fallen into line
    with the weird Queensland bitch and the communist
    cunt Andrews in Victoria. Really ramping up the fear
    and police state tactics now.
    Won’t be too long before the horsefaced creature
    and piss stain Hipkins try it here.

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  7. More money being sloshed to the “scientific: community.

    A battery swapping station for electric trucks is among new low emission transport projects getting government co-funding, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced today.

    “So far, we only have a few dozen electric trucks on the road but innovations like battery swapping stations for E trucks will save valuable time for truckies.

    “It will mean they’ll be able to quickly swap in a fully charged battery to continue their journey, leaving the old battery for recharging later and at off-peak times when electricity is cheaper,” Woods says.

    “This is exactly the kind of innovation the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund is here for, to address barriers that may be in the way of faster low-emissions transport uptake.

    https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/272299-government-speeds-up-electrification-of-trucks.html?fbclid=IwAR3Rkk_ptvlrDvfhwtZx44AuBlXRzYyfwpfD9LHeUMUTG8v_REP-lJMN-_E

    When will they be gone.
    Before we are broke I hope.

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      • Oh how I wish we had a newspaper like the Daily Mail here in NZ. Their royalty and celebrity stories get very tiresome, but at least they aren’t afraid to at least discuss an alternative view on many important topics like this one.

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        • Daily Mail is here, just online.

          You just have to know how to read it.
          Ignore the crap on the RH strip all the ‘celebrity’ dross

          They are very quick to post info and had a full work up on the White Island Volcano within hours, diagrams of the volcano, its history, etc and reported quickly, unlike the local yokel Cindyphiles.

          They allow for comments and dont shut down or remove them when readers poke the borax back at them unlike the feeble Mad Irish Tart rag -‘Todally Stuffed’.
          They dont tell you they will only take one stance of Globby warming with no other view allowed.

          There are Tabs on the top for countries AU then UK Then US.
          Their US reporting is a bit weak.

          The photography from events is often superb unlike the compulsory crap that springs up from $1uffed where they force it upon you with autoloading vids and then it is often some shit from a retard’s cellphone camera.

          RT is also good. I have been reading RT and Daily Mail since about 2014.
          I watched the RT TV before that but the ‘newspaper version’ is better because you can pick your topics.
          RT changes majorly in style at least every 2 years and with this they change the contributors for the OpEds.
          Sometimes you get a good run and sometimes it is weak.

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    • They’ve sucked countries into committing to their vaccince. Once on board with Pfizer, they have to continue. Ooops, sorry, you’re going to need another jab every 6 months. Kaaa-chiing.

      Given the speed of our rollout, people will still be getting their first jabs a year after the first rats got their 2nd. No way anyone’s going to be getting a 3rd after 6 months.

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  8. “What are the lessons then that we’ve learned from the last thirty years? First, that the pursuit of equality itself is a mirage. What’s more desirable and more practicable than the pursuit of equality is the pursuit of equality of opportunity. And opportunity means nothing unless it includes the right to be unequal and the freedom to be different. One of the reasons that we value individuals is not because they’re all the same, but because they’re all different. I believe you have a saying in the Middle West: ‘Don’t cut down the tall poppies. Let them rather grow tall.’ I would say, let our children grow tall and some taller than others if they have the ability in them to do so. Because we must build a society in which each citizen can develop his full potential, both for his own benefit and for the community as a whole, a society in which originality, skill, energy and thrift are rewarded, in which we encourage rather than restrict the variety and richness of human nature.” Margaret Thatcher

    “There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40 percent of our national income.” Milton Friedman

    FEE is on point today with articles littered with appropriate quotes from both Margaret Thatcher and Milton Friedman. Worth a read if you have the time.

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  9. From Muriel Newman’s blog:

    “The question of what is required to restore a strong democracy can be answered by fulfilling four recommendations:

    – The first is to remove all references to the principles of the Treaty from legislation.
    – The second is to promote vigorous debate, including satire, about Treaty politics.
    – The third is to shore up inclusive biculturalism.
    – The fourth is to replace the current political interpretation of the Treaty with a symbolic meaning only…”

    Elizabeth Rata

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  10. Maurice Strong, Organiser and Chairman of Agenda 21, 1992
    Founder of UN Environmental Program.

    Earth summit in Rio De Janeiro.

    Opening statements:

    “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle- class involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”

    “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrial civilisations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?

    Agenda 21 EXPLAINED, full version. 1 hr 23 mins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GykzQWlXJs

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  11. The parish priest needs his house painted so he offers the job to one of his altar boys.
    The first day the kid paints the entire inside of the house, he’s sweating like hell but eventually gets it finished.
    The priest commends him on the work and with a flourish hands him a £5.00 note.
    The boy looks at the money and says to the priest, “Thanks very much Father,…you’re a virgin.”
    The priest is a bit startled but makes no remark.

    The next day the boy has to paint the outside of the house; it’s a really hot day and he just manages to finish the job without collapsing.
    The priest looks at the job and this time gives the lad another £5.00 note.
    Once again the lad looks at the money and says, “Thanks very much Father, you really are a virgin.”
    At this stage the priest decides to take action.
    “Tommy,” he says, “that’s twice you’ve called me a virgin. Do you have any idea what the word means?”
    “Yes,” says the kid, “a tight cunt.”

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  12. For the godless among us:-

    Archie Bunker – excerpts of his religious take on the world.

    14 minutes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2G74y7Tri0
    Archie Bunker explains all the aspects of religion to Edith, Mike, Gloria and the Jefferson’s on All in the Family. This is a compilation of video clips from 4 years of the hit TV show. Archie talks about Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Creation of the world, Miracles, angels have wings….

    Please move all food and liquids away from your keyboard.
    Snowflakes, please melt away. This is for adults and much offense is provided.

    This shows Carroll O’Connor was a great actor.
    Whilst he played a bigot here he was, in real life, a major Hollywood liberal as we see today.

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    • I’d love to see the figures for Australia and New Zealand. All you hear about these days are “cases”. Like, who gives a flying fuck if somebody has flu or cancer or a stomach ache? It’s when they die or can’t get treatment that there is a problem. But simply having a virus or a disease?

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  13. You have to love the New Zealand Herald’s lack of balance. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

    This morning the lead article was “Please, Jacinda Ardern – just show us the Covid -plan“. Premium, by Fran O’Sullivan. It sat alongside the article about David Seymour and that self-flagellating Lee Williams.

    This has since been dropped from the first chunk of articles and been replaced with:

    Why the PM is holding back on a roadmap out of Covid” by perennial PM fan-girl and fanny kisser, Claire Trevett while her comrade in arms and regular worshipper at the altar of Labour, Audrey Young is dredging up the stale odour of a Judith Collins fart from 17 years ago to try and paint National in a bad light with “Judith Collins takes on party’s warring factions“.

    Funny how quickly articles critical of Jacinda Ardern disappear, to be replaced by articles defending her actions and attacking National. And that’s without even considering how much All-Black lipgloss and celebrity crap there is with nary a critique of any of the missteps by our government.

    Where are the articles howling about housing? About people living in cars and on streets? Where are the calls for the $90,000 per day horror spend that has increased to a $1,000,000 per day to be resolved and fixed? Where are the discussions on He Puapa or Three Waters or any of the attacks on New Zealand’s democracy?

    Guarantee you though if Neve bakes a cake we’ll hear about it from Nigella Lawson.

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  14. This depopulation drive is balls deep.

    Castration could help men to live LONGER: Removing the testes of male sheep lets them live up to 60 per cent longer by delaying the aging of DNA — and the same principles could apply to humans too, study claims

    Male sheep who have been castrated might live as much as 60 per cent longer than their intact counterparts by delaying the aging of DNA, a study has found.
    And it’s even possible that testes removal may offer the same benefits for human men as well, researchers led from the University of Otago have suggested.

    It is well known that women and ewes tend to outlive men and rams, respectively — and the new findings shine a light on the role of male hormones in this phenomenon.
    Alongside this, the team said that the methods they used could be applied to allow farmers to tell which sheep will live longer and, by extension, be more productive.
    It may also provide a DNA-analysis-based means to determine when meat sold in the supermarket as succulent lamb is really mutton in disguise.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9772601/Health-Castration-help-men-live-LONGER-sheep-study-suggests.html

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  15. Drunken play-fight leads to violent rampage at Dunedin house party

    A “light-hearted” tussle with another reveller quickly got out of control, the court heard.

    Ratapu first lashed out at a 32-year-old woman who tried to calm him down, tackling her to the floor and punching her in the face.

    Once he left her bleeding from her nose and ear, he said he would knock out anyone else who stood in his way.

    A younger woman, who also tried to de-escalate the situation, was punched in the face, grabbed around the throat and shoved into a wall.

    Ratapu then turned his rage on his partner, grabbing her by the head and pushing her into a door frame.

    He punched a fourth woman who stepped in before striking his girlfriend a couple more times.

    After heading out of the house, Ratapu swung and missed at a man then punched his partner in the jaw, knocking her out.

    Scally said her client had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after an incident in which he sustained severe head trauma.

    That, combined with alcohol use disorder and cannabis dependency, would likely have contributed to the “gross” violence, Judge Emma Smith accepted.

    Ratapu’s remorse, she believed, was genuine.

    Judge Smith granted leave for Ratapu to apply to have the prison term converted to home detention, if a suitable address became available.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/drunken-play-fight-leads-to-violent-rampage-at-dunedin-house-party/DMU3Z32M34OUROMHXYZ6P7RMWE/

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  16. Jordan Williams
    New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

    New Zealand’s focus on improving the research quality (and therefore international rankings) of our universities is under threat after the Government quietly changed the rules so that the $315-million-a-year Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) will now pay Māori researchers 2.5 times the rate of non-Māori, while Pasifika academics will be paid two times the non-Pasifika rate.
    Politicising science research on racial grounds is not the pathway to improving our international standings. The PBRF, in the Government’s own words, was established “to encourage and reward excellent research based on performance”. It was never meant to be dependent on the ancestry of academics.

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  17. ‘F*** Trump’: Rupert Murdoch personally made pivotal election night decision for Fox News to call Arizona early for Biden, claims Michael Wolff in his new book

    Rupert Murdoch personally made the decision to allow Fox News to broadcast that it had called Arizona for Joe Biden in the 2020 election
    Donald Trump and his aides were furious when Fox News became the first network to make the call

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9773027/Rupert-Murdoch-personally-decision-Fox-News-broadcast-Arizona-election-call.html

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  18. I’ve just been a packed-out Voices For Freedom meeting in Auckland featuring doctors from Nzdsos.com.

    It was great with really informative presentations and a question-and-answer session. The hall was crammed full and I think there were 350 people there. At any rate, it was pre-sorted and sold out!

    The one thing that struck me was the general warmth and positivity of the organisation and the attendees. Really left me with the feeling that there is some hope that we’ll come through this madness if we stay calm and keep talking to people we meet. But there’s still a long way to go yet.

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  19. The farmers should dig up parliament.
    Wellington needs a new sewage treatment plant anyway.

    Redbaiter
    Could farmers create a Yellow Vest style uprising in New Zealand?
    Green Party leader James Shaw is desperately afraid it may happen, because he knows it will focus attention back on the working productive class in society, and away from parasitical green leftists like himself.
    Support the farmers’ protests, they could bring down the whole rotten edifice.

    https://theredbaiter.com/2021/07/10/farmers-have-the-power-to-stop-it-all/

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    • Thats a good call from redbaiter, groundswell and AAG should encourage hi viz vests at their protests encourage others to wear them as a sign of solidarity from supporters in the community, expand the movement and get landlords and other groups targeted by this govt in vests as a boots on the ground visial sign and support of the dislike of poor policy and leadership.

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  20. Well-known former New Zealand football journalist Dave Petraska has died having spent four weeks on a ventilator in a Colombian hospital after catching Covid-19.

    And his mother is pleading with people to get vaccinated in memory of her son, who was only a week away from getting his first jab of AstraZeneca when he was admitted to hospital.
    then;
    On June 7, Petraska referenced his ill health in a social media post thanking people for contacting him for his birthday on June 5.

    “It was especially nice to hear from y’all as I’ve been sick for a week now with some kind of non-Covid related mystery illness that no one’s been able to put the pieces together yet,” the post read.

    but there’s more;
    Abie called her son on his 56th birthday and he was clearly unwell. Aware of his symptoms, Petraska went to his doctor to be tested for Covid-19, which came back negative.

    “I think it must have been a false negative or they just got it before [the virus] hit him and he just went off a cliff, it just absolutely attacked all the organs in his body,” Abie said.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-kiwi-football-writer-dave-petraska-dies-from-virus-in-colombia/WPBXC2QJCSFVAJSFJCPZRXXASE/

    So negative for covis but died of it????
    Of course the scare moingers are using this ti get you jabbed.

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    • No, he died with the virus while on a ventilator. An earlier test was negative, when he was symptomatic was negative. At least, that is what the poorly reported sequence of events reads like to me.

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      • No pascal, even the headline says died from virus. When have you seen msm say that? its always been covid covid covid. The test was negative even once symptomatic then got worse and died, most likely infuenza or similar and not covid but that wont stop media spinning it.

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  21. I NO LONGER RECOGNISE THE NATION I GREW UP IN (Craig Kelly)

    In NSW we’ve had a coup by fascist health bureaucrats drunk with power and the vaccine sellers.

    Everything is designed to create fear and force people to submit to being injected, all so the vaccine sellers can increase their sales.

    https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/078/873/760/original/b0f3c00b53353a2f.jpeg

    https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney#visitors-to-a-residence-in-greater-sydney

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    • I know there’s been a lot of discussion here and on other blogs as well as Peter Williams’ show about totalitarianism – so what I’m about to say isn’t exactly a ground breaking new insight.

      But upon reading Braybot’s second link about the draconian clampdowns on freedom happening in NSW, it must be glaringly obvious to anybody with half a brain that the objective of these bureaucratic arseholes is nothing less than the total destruction of our society as we know it. There cannot be any other interpretation.

      I honestly don’t understand why the people haven’t risen up and physically overthrown these cunts yet. The NSW government simply wouldn’t have the resources to enforce these Fascistic assaults on freedom if there was any large scale social pushback; so why the fuck are they allowed to get away with this?

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