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  1. Is it Sunday again?
    The highlight of my week has been oven-baked beetroot falafels (they looked like angry Afghan biscuits). I am also experimenting with ways to use chickpea flour in my breadmaker.

    When will L2 arrive?

    Will the war be over by Christmas?

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      • Will we get riots and street marches like Australia?
        Don’t know! But the temperature of the crowd is rising!
        They have been in a harder lockdown than us. But the borders are starting to leak as more and more people are kicking up the tracers!
        I think that Ak will go into level 3, for a long time! It’s just the same with takeaways with coffee after all! Close the airports to stop leakage and Cook straight.
        The rest of north island stay level 3 for a while. South island level 2 if they can stop the leakage!

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        • Sootz south island lvl2? Ffs we shouldnt even be in 2 right now. Lvl 1 or even better forget this lvl bullshit and get on with our lives.

          Youre dreaming if you think kiwis will have lockdown freedom marches and riots, when 3 folk from ysb turn up to a protest in auckland and theyre the only ones there i think thats all the info you need to see how fucked we are as a country.

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    • It was always predicted that World War 3 would never be fought in the trenches, on the ground, at sea, or in the air. And instead of governments controlling the forces that fight to opposing countries, it is governments waging war on their people.

      As Sun Tzu says, the first step to winning the war is Knowing Your Enemy.

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      • …. and to know Ourselves.

        Posted the other day,
        Sometimes the most difficult person to know is ourselves.
        Knowing these things, our selves, will make us more stronger, in understanding and better able to express to others, and so all the better to stand up.!

        This is the article that Ardern is on; in the change that “involves re-imagining freedom”.
        “Don’t Covid vaccines Mandates actually promote Freedom?”
        https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/94189

        Then Kate Wand, goes through that article’s naivety?, agenda!, of what is being put into practice by governments around the world.

        Freedom Redefined | Kate Wand
        https://youtu.be/6CnZR3C5HDY
        10 mins 37 secs : Sep 11, 2021

        Kate Wand narrative on rebutting is based on this article, a sort of transcript.
        https://www.aier.org/article/the-totalitarian-roots-of-vaccine-mandates/

        To better understand the wave of ‘Mandatory’ that Ardern and her karens are riding, and where she will pivot for ‘gain of function’ on this redefined freedom to try another collective, socialistic endeavour.

        We should never make a deal with fascist, socialism, in their siren call of the Jacobin, socialist “common good” & chorused by their kens & karens.

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        • Agreed.

          Knowing ourselves, our light and our dark, our strengths and our weaknesses, our ego and our shadow, our conscious and our unconscious, is imperative to understanding others. We cannot identify the darkness in others if we cannot identify the darkness in ourselves.

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          • Thanks Dylan.

            Otherwise we are just flotsam,
            However we found that through out history this was not always satisfactory.
            So as Jordan Peterson said, the start is in our own homes, “tidy your bedroom” for starters.

            We developed paddles, oars, to battle to go in a certain direction, and not just go with the current.
            We developed sails, and with skills of trial & error, could even go against the wind.

            The big part is to figure where we are trying to get to, like just what & where is “Freedom” and that is touched on in that “mandatory” link above
            Knowing these things, then gives reason and direction to work to get there and also to work to stay there.

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        • S1, I’m currently writing articles, and offering training and coaching to help people to reconnect with themselves (inner creator/soul, mind, body, values, beliefs, self-identity, etc.), So I agree with your comment:

          “Sometimes the most difficult person to know is ourselves.
          Knowing these things, our selves, will make us more stronger, in understanding and better able to express to others, and so all the better to stand up.!”

          We need to help people escape from the Borg Queen and the Borg, and regain their independent thinking, feeling, behaviours and communications. So that they can join us in our fight for freedom.

          I also agree that “The big part is to figure where we are trying to get to, like just what & where is “Freedom” and that is touched on in that “mandatory” link above”

          But if you’re referring to the following as to what is “freedom is” that is touched on in the “mandatory” link above:

          “First, freedom is individualistic: The individual’s freedom is protected or restricted by laws, policies, and actions. Second, to be free is to be unbound: being free means being unconstrained, unruled, and unrestricted. The unbound individual, then, is the epitome of freedom.”

          Here are my thoughts based on 30+ years of pursing personal development, and training in the human potential branch of psychology:

          Freedom is not so much individualistic. But it is each individual human no longer acting as a human doing whatever they want to do without consequences or concern for others.

          Instead the individual must takes full responsibility and accountability for their thoughts, emotions, actions, and words. They must move beyond being a child, to becoming an individual, one that has meaning and purpose in their life, that focuses on productive means to empower themselves and enable others to empower themselves.

          It is a childish mistake to think that freedom means being unconstrained, unruled and unrestricted. Such thinking absolves people of responsibility and accountability (as we are seeing in 2021.)

          Ultimately, freedom is having the values of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, quest for knowledge, truth, contribution, excellence, justice, respect for all living beings, etc.

          Freedom is having the access to positive role models, coaches, mentors, etc. who give the individual the guidance and space to become self-empowered, to continually strive, until the day they die, to reach their fullest human potential and become best possible human being we can be.

          While some people have the capacity to pursue this on their own, most need to be gently coached, mentored or guided through the process. Sadly many people seek out the wrong people to “guide” them – as we are seeing today.

          One of my many mentors has been writing extensively about why today’s politics have failed us, based on current world events. If you’re interested in human potential, here is the link to my mentor’s articles. https://www.neurosemantics.com/topics/neurons-blog/nlp-and-politics/

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          • Thanks Jules,

            As I touched on flotsam then oars, you may recall one of the elections ads of John Keys, with the different rowing boats, supposedly which one was totally free?

            There is a deeper value for freedom, as you pick up on.
            People do their own negotiation, trade off, a sort of “informed consent”, for the price of cost to benefit. Maybe with knowledge or not.

            Quest of knowledge, in part touches on things, to bring in an understanding, so that consequences can be figured in.

            As said, the guide now in 2021 has been what the government decrees, which for some is ok to make the government your husband, provider, father/mother to your children.
            Well the consequence, though you do not own your children, and for a period of time are responsible for them, the government has come to believe that they do, like in education, health, etc.. and now all of us.

            In saying the government, that is that many people have granted full sovereignty of government over their lives.
            That slides into no accountability, no responsibility for your child, other than lip service, by the government, but even worse is that the ordinary person has shed his responsibilities & accountability by simply saying “the government must do something” to fix what ever.

            At the end of the day, you can “only lead a horse to water, but you can not make them drink”.
            The government mandatory vaxx should be like wise, to leave at as “informed choice”.

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            • Very true, S1.

              “At the end of the day, you can “only lead a horse to water, but you can not make them drink”.”

              This is something I have been wrestling with. I wake from dreams with messages such as “Be the light you wish to see in the world.” (Lead by example), and “Let the people fix themselves.” (Reminder of what you just said above).

              But when the people have been so indoctrinated into letting the government take care of them, from the cradle to the grave, especially in New Zealand, it is not surprising we are where we are now.

              One question I keep seeking answers for is HOW can I join with others, such as people here on YSB, and other places where the un-indoctrinated are gathering, to band together to bring the light, truth, hope, self-responsibility and accountability back into the world?

              For me, one way to do that is, as Mr Jules said after his near death experience earlier this year, it’s important that we all speak the truth, boldly and loudly. So let’s keep leading those horses to the water, and hopefully we can tempt them to reconnect with their quest for knowledge rather than drink the Kool-Aid that’s in the trough.

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  2. O-sen@0640

    Ohayōgozaimasu

    Sadly , no, ‘cos in her NPD ‘power at all costs’ state of mental health, Cindy wants complete and total victory over all those who are ‘against’ her and her vision of the Communist utopia!!

    She also wants to impress her NWO masters (and Mr Xi), and so, as long as there are the likes of ourselves, the ‘war’ will continue.

    She MUST be obeyed, so unfortunately a few Christmases will have to pass as a result…

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    • Covid-19 Vaccines:

      The first product in history, where product failures are blamed on those people that do not use the product. And where the advertised way to stop product failures, is not to fix, recall, or withdraw the product, but to get more people using it.

      Imagine this scenario:
      Salesman: “Yes we know that Fords are crashing and killing the drivers and passengers at ten times the rate of Volvos. The solution is to get more Volvo drivers to abandon their cars in the scrap yards, and buy a Ford.”

      Buyer: “Why is that?”

      Salesman: “Ford drivers see Volvo drivers driving adeptly with skill, and at the allowed maximum freeway speeds, but with no accidents. Seeing this, they get ‘infected’ with Volvo ‘type’ thinking and driving, but of course Ford’s aren’t safe at maximum freeway speeds. So it’s all the Volvo drivers’ fault.

      Buyer: “What utter horse shit.”

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  3. Two days of beautiful weather, DL will not be happy as she was relying on the bad weather to keep us all in a state of mental distress. I must say it has somewhat lifted the spirits and long may it last.
    Speaking with a friend from Auckland last night they are in a state of great distress due to lockdown, business closed and now struggling to the point of not reopening once this diabolical lockdown is finally over…Have no idea what to do where to go etc. Life under this regime is hideous, why oh why are people believing this is the panacea to the virus? Can they not see its all a scam to keep us in our places. The populace of New Zealand is so compliant. Look at Melbourne’s march yesterday thousands there Auckland a couple of people from ysb and seems like no one else. .

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  4. As per usual the clown car’s attempt at working infrastructure just doesn’t work. Opening on 27 September cancelled.

    Transmission Gully opening delayed thanks to COVID-19 outbreak
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/09/transmission-gully-opening-delayed-thanks-to-covid-19-outbreak.html

    Construction began in 2014 and it was due to be finished in April last year, but has been hampered with delays. The cost also blew out from $850 million to $1.2 billion.

    Darnell says it’s a “huge mess”.

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    • Thanks WG for sharing. I think the upcoming months around the world will define us all as who we are as human beings. The past 18+ months have not brought out the best in people which definitely is heartbreaking. I certainly agree that any place that segregates people is not one I want to be. May we find our way back to mutual respect and support for each other, celebrating and talking about our differences as much as our similarities.

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    • Kea he didnt just lose his kids he lost his wife too.

      Will be interesting in a month or so to compare the medias portrayel of family exterminators as its highly likely a father has done the same thing up north, will he be labeled a victim of mental health or a monster?

      With suicides and murders on the increase one has to wonder when those at the top will wake up and see the damage theyre doing in the quest for zero covid. The risks far outweigh the rewards

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    • The DHB and its H & S and Recruitmnent people need their heads checked.

      Just so so sad.

      But noone will get canned nor any resposibility taken for their welfare.

      Too late know.
      All those experts in a hospital and at thier finger tips!

      No wonder we don’t trust them.

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  5. Chickpea flour update.
    Success!

    Instead of the standard load of 350 g of high-grade flour, I used a mix of 100 g chickpea flour and 250 g of high-grade flour in my breadmaker. I increased the water from 260 ml to 275 ml. The resulting bread is lighter and crunchier than regular bread, and with no odd taste. The loaf didn’t rise quite as much as a standard 100% high-grade flour mix, due to chickpea flour being gluten free. It rose to about 80% of normal, which is acceptable.

    Next time I will reduce the “crust darkness” setting from “medium” to “light” since the chickpea blend bread seems to toast browner than regular bread.

    (Chickpea flour is helping me to cope with the lockdown.)

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  6. I bumped in to a guy from Pask Wines in the Countdown carpark yesterday.
    I get their emails etc so I asked him how were things going.
    He said the first week of lockdown they were flat out .Aucklanders were buying heaps of wine on line.
    They are still busy .

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  7. Morning Troopers,

    For weeks people have been begging the govt for a vaccination target, so at least we can have something against which to measure our journey to freedom. The govt have refused, and refused. This has now turned into a spectacular own goal, because the media have filled the vacuum, and set the goal for them; at 90%. This will never be achieved, and the govt will once again fail. But not before they’ve put us through hell trying

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  8. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/RelativeSizeofParticles-Infographic-1200px_v8.jpg

    This is a visual representation of the relative size of virus versus a number of items more familiar to us (such as human hair).

    You will note that coronavirus is slightly smaller than ‘wildfire smoke’ particle.

    When I saw this last night – as I was researching the size and origins of virus – the scales fell from my eyes.

    RISSOLES LAW

    The best surrogate for understanding the transmission of coronavirus: Call it the ‘Sniff Test’. The smell of an infected patient’s cigarette (assuming the patient was smoking one).

    If you can smell his cigarette*, then you are breathing in large numbers of his coronavirus as well.

    *Or joint, bong, or hookah in the case of Hunty (silent ‘c’). (By hookah, I mean a big pipe.)

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  9. My cousin just called and asked if I would loan her $300.00 to help her pay her rent. Those who know me, know that I’m always willing to help out friends and family. I told her to give me some time to think about it and I would call her back. Before I called her back, my aunt called and told me that my cousin was lying and not to give her the money. She goes on to say that the real reason my cousin wanted the $300.00 was to get her boyfriend out of jail so she could be under the same roof as him for his birthday. I thought about it for a minute and decided to give her the $300.00 because we all need help at times. So, I called my cousin and told her to come and get the money. A couple of hours later, I get a call from the Lacrosse County Jail. It was my cousin crying, screaming and asking why I gave her counterfeit money. My response…so you and your boyfriend could be under the same roof for his birthday! 🤣

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  10. A backhanded msm article, but shows things may be coming together. 🙂

    It’s been eight months since Sean Plunket left talkback station Magic Talk among changes that saw controversial hosts John Banks taken off-air, and Peter Williams retiring.

    Inevitably, the combative former Morning Report presenter refused to be silenced for long.
    He’s building an online radio station, aimed at those who don’t see their concerns being addressed by traditional broadcasters.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/126414149/sean-plunket-putting-the-unfashionable-back-on-air

    Good timing would be if on air before the New Zealand Groundswell Protest.

    The police will find a fair bit of push back and being flattened over the tractors trucks & utes. 🙂
    Whilst all tuned into a new “Platform”

    – NATIONWIDE – Groudswell –
    1 pm Sunday 21 November
    https://www.facebook.com/Groundswell-NZ-109145321007464/

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  11. We are constantly told about “work-life balance” and how important it is.
    Some of you busy people working 50-60 hour weeks will have found yourself with a month of rest and relaxation (?) at home.

    Has anyone made any personal discoveries during this lockdown? Have you found it better to be working less and having more time to contemplate life (over a bottle of wine?)

    Of has it been absolute Hell?

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  12. Now we have a new twist to that goddammed Global warming with too much CO2

    UK’s meat industry warns CO2 shortage could hit food supplies
    LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s meat industry on Friday warned that an impending shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) could cause massive disruption to food supplies within two weeks.

    The gas is used to stun animals before slaughter, in the vacuum packing of food products to extend their shelf life, and to put the fizz into beer, cider and soft drinks.

    It is also required for some medical procedures and used in the nuclear and semi-conductor industries.

    Britain’s food supply chain, already creaking from an acute shortage of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) drivers and the impact of Brexit and COVID-19, is heavily reliant on fertiliser producers for CO2 which is a by-product of their production process.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-meat-industry-warns-co2-shortage-could-hit-food-supplies-2021-09-17/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0dJQYlM0nMixdh1Yfe4tTigODrQkgyZ-1OE07bcQ3vBtSe8VfyXHxaihA

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  13. If Ardern could hang by her feet in a dark cave she wouldn’t need makeup to star in a David Attenborough documentary, my Mrs is watching the pig live and I had a 2 second look ,fucking horrible scrawny lying bastard.

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  14. California Policymakers Suddenly Agree With Trump That Controlled Burns Make Forests More Resilient

    California lawmakers are apparently just now discovering that controlled burns to prevent future wildfires might be the new prescription as decades-old policies of progressive-driven ‘conservation’ and reactive fire suppression have failed.

    Democratic state lawmakers are suddenly in agreement with former President Trump who said in August 2020 that the state needs “to clean its forest floors more than anything else.”

    At a rally in Pennsylvania last August, Trump told supporters:

    “I see again the forest fires are starting. They’re starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests — there are many, many years of leaves and broken trees and they’re like, like, so flammable, you touch them and it goes up.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/california-learns-controlled-burns-make-forests-more-resilient-albert-edwards-chimes-about

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  15. Latest from Hobsons Pledge
    The Three Waters $120B grab – what you’re not being told
    The three waters are drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. The Three Waters Plan (that you may have seen advertisements for) is a tricky co-governance plan for central government to get control of our assets which are managed by our local councils. After more than 60 iwi-only meetings, the Government and tribal leaders have divided New Zealand into four massive, unwieldy zones. Each zone will take ownership and control of our water and water-related infrastructure.

    Who will be in control?

    Each zone will have a mega agency, managed 50:50 by tribal and council appointees on a 12-member board. For instance, the 20 local authorities in the South Island entity will have only six seats in total, despite contributing all infrastructure. One tribe there will have the other six seats. Those tribal representatives will, in effect, have a veto over what your community gets and pays as 75% of the board must agree on all decisions.

    Is co-governance a fair structure?

    Based on the performance of existing co-governance entities, no they’re not. The public representatives have nothing at stake, so choose an easy life, taking their pay while agreeing to whatever the tribal appointees demand. And demand they do, often in an intimidating way.

    How does this affect you?

    Each water agency will decide what services you get or not, how well pipes are maintained or not, how quickly repairs are done or not, and where new infrastructure will be built or not. Most importantly, they will decide how much you pay, whether you receive any benefit or not. Private landowners, businesses and farms will be vulnerable to tribal agendas and conflicts of interest.

    Will the board be answerable to you?

    No. Board members are not elected. There is no way to challenge them, to make them accountable, to avoid conflicts of interest, or to remedy poor decision-making or damage done.

    Will councils be paid for assets we ratepayers funded?

    No. The Government will borrow money to settle any Council debt on existing water infrastructure, but they won’t buy the asset. They’ll simply confiscate billions of dollars of value, paid for by generations of ratepayers. Councils will no longer have water infrastructure as an asset to use as security for borrowing. This will undermine council viability.

    The Government claims improved water services. Is this credible?

    No it’s not. Independent experts have reviewed government’s estimates of cost reductions and say the figures are “founded on unsound evidence and faulty analysis” (Castalia) and “should not be relied on to project actual expenditure, revenue and pricing outcomes” (Farrier).

    Are councils in favour of Three Waters?
    Councils have less than two weeks to decide. Many are saying “NO” to Three Waters, many are so far sitting on the fence, some are in favour. Cash-strapped councils are being pressured by financial inducements from central government to support the confiscation.

    Do councils have to consult with their communities?

    Councils are legally bound to consult ratepayers over major decisions on water. Unfortunately, the Government’s determination suggests they may pass special legislation to nullify this democratic requirement.

    Why do some call this a silent ‘revolution’?

    It fits. The Government’s Three Waters proposal involves the dismantling of our democracy, the denial of access by individuals to decision-makers, and the loss of accountability to affected communities.

    YOU CAN HELP –

    Demand a referendum. Please contact your councillor today or tomorrow and demand a right to vote on whether or not your community wants to give your three waters infrastructure to central government, to be managed by just six council representatives (from all the councils in your water zone) and six iwi appointees.
    Copy this page and deliver into letter boxes in your neighbourhood or email to others.
    NOTE: Three Waters is part of the He Puapua plan to set up two governments for New Zealand, one by Maori for Maori, and the other, a fully bicultural government for everyone else. This system would be subject to a tribal monitoring committee.

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    • Thanks Mike Hunty

      This has been in the pipeline for a few years now, creeping into place, via even other legislation, carbon neutrality, taxes, sustainability. environmental, treaty principles, etc.. via regional councils, local councils, government departments, etc..
      But many are not aware of it, and the many ramifications.

      So many issues about these needless changes.

      3 waters is the “lock stitch” so it can not be easily reversed.
      It should be shut down & never seen again.

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  16. Hobsons Pledge
    Media release – immediate release

    10,000 sign petition to eradicate ‘Aotearoa’ name
    Thank you for helping us reach the important milestone of more than 10,000 signatures on our petition to have “Aotearoa” removed from official use until a binding referendum is held to decide whether or not to proceed with changing the name of New Zealand.

    The petition, that was sent out to you on Friday afternoon, went over the 10,000-mark around midday today.

    The petition, that was also sent to media and MPs today, calls on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to publicly affirm that the official name of our nation is New Zealand, not Aotearoa New Zealand, or Aotearoa.

    The petition also calls on the Prime Minister to instruct all government departments to use the current official name only, which means on New Zealand passports and in all communications where the name of New Zealand appears.

    “Something as fundamentally important as changing the very name of the country must eventually be the subject of a referendum,” Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Don Brash said.

    “Tourism and all exporters use the correct name in promotions and trade discussions involving people who live around the world because our country is known as New Zealand,” spokesperson Casey Costello said.

    “Anyone in business understands the importance of brand. Efforts to change this is part of a woke project that is for domestic consumption only,” she said.

    The petition may be signed at https://www.hobsonspledge.nz/new_zealand_not_aotearoa

    If you have friends who may want to sign, please forward to them this email or go to https://www.hobsonspledge.nz/new_zealand_not_aotearoa and like and share.

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  17. looks like jacinda is now in charge of the Black Caps.
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/sport/pakistan-official-claims-pm-jacinda-ardern-feared-blackcaps-would-be-attacked-outside-stadium-ahead-of-first-match/?fbclid=IwAR2jQKMzU3ShCTafkB2G9xaTAT_xtrDpH8hjm-Lp43sl9nbtkMmvsJ6W82g

    Ardern feared Blackcaps ‘would be attacked outside stadium’

    Pakistan official claims PM Jacinda Ardern feared Blackcaps ‘would be attacked outside stadium’ ahead of first match

    Ardern feared Blackcaps ‘would be attacked outside stadium’

    Blackcaps tour of Pakistan abandoned after security threat

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern feared the Blackcaps would be attacked once they arrived at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi for the first one-day international against Pakistan.

    A Pakistan government official says the claim was made by Ardern in a conversation with Pakistan PM and cricket great Imran Khan.

    Neither Ardern’s office, nor New Zealand Cricket have released any detail about the nature of the threat that saw the tour abandoned last night – minutes before the first ball was to be bowled.

    The Blackcaps haven’t played in Pakistan since 2003 and abandoned their tour the year before following an explosion outside the team hotel in Karachi.

    What bullshit from here once more.
    She is paranoid about everything. time she was retired.

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    • Viking@1737

      They were flying the Polikarpov Po2, the Soviet equivalent of the DeHavilland Tiger Moths we used out here for aerial topdressing.

      Flying such an aircraft in daylight is challenging enough, but stooging around at treetop height at night with no armament takes a certain amount of dedication and bravery, especially when it is done night after night..

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  18. Kiwi car industry no longer supports Government’s Clean Car Standard following ‘nasty surprises’

    The Motor Industry Association (MIA) – the organisation that represents New Zealand’s new-vehicle distributors – has withdrawn support for the Government’s Clean Car Standard, following what it says are “nasty surprises” and an “appalling lack of understanding” in the introduction of the Land Transport (Clean Vehicle) Amendment Bill into the House.

    https://www.driven.co.nz/news/kiwi-car-industry-no-longer-supports-government-s-clean-car-standard-following-nasty-surprises/

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  19. Meanwhile on another fucked up continent!
    Biden sends hundreds of border agents, steps up flights to remove Haitian migrants from south Texas
    Sarah Elbeshbishi
    USA TODA
    The Biden administration will fly Haitian migrants back to their home country after a wave of migrants entered the United States through the southern border in recent days.

    The sudden wave brought thousands of Haitians to Del Rio, Texas, many gathering near a bridge in the border town as the administration prepared a plan to deal with what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deemed a border crisis.

    Expelling Haitian migrants from the United States – which is set to begin Sunday – is part of the Biden administration’s six-point strategy for dealing with the increase in border crossings in Del Rio, the Department of Homeland Security said Saturday.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/18/biden-administration-remove-haitian-migrants-boost-border-agents/8402548002/

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  20. Michigan doctor in female genital mutilation case part of secret network who cut girls, feds say
    Tresa Baldas
    Detroit Free Press

    DETROIT — A Michigan doctor may be the only physician on trial on charges of performing female genital mutilation on minor girls in the U.S., but she wasn’t the only doctor who was cutting children, federal prosecutors disclosed Thursday.

    Rather, they said, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was part of a secret network of physicians in a tight-knit Indian community who were cutting 7-year-old girls across the country for years as part of a religious obligation and cultural tradition that had mothers and daughters traveling all over for the procedure.

    In a courtroom hearing Thursday, the government disclosed for the first time publicly that female physicians in California and Illinois also were performing the procedures on minor girls who belonged to their small Indian Muslim sect, known as the Dawoodi Bohras. They also alleged that Nagarwala — the lead defendant in Detroit’s historic female genital mutilation case — traveled to the Washington D.C area to perform genital mutilation on as many as five minor girls there

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/16/female-genital-mutilation-network-jumana-nagarwala/8372449002/

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  21. The Indian state of Kerala has 3% of India’s population, and 67% of its inhabitants have at least one vaccination. One would expect Kerala’s COVID cases to be so low as to be invisible in a chart of India’s very low overall cases. Yet this state of just 33 million people accounted for 65% of all of India’s cases on Thursday, and even more in recent weeks. It has essentially been the only state experiencing a surge in recent months. It also happens to be the Indian state that has rejected ivermectin.

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-heavily-vaccinated-state-accounts-for-65-of-indias-covid-cases-after-rejecting-ivermectin

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    • But there ar no randomised approved studies. It must be a co-incidence that about 230 million people just got better or didn’t get it….. The fact that this data exists and the idiots at the FDA CDC NIH and the fucking plonkers here can’t see this is absolute proof that they don’t have a fucking clue. Fuck them, fuck the 90%, fuck JizzCinda Hardon and everyone else pushing the #clotshot. I hope they all fucking die from complications from the vaccine.

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  22. I’ll be watching the Evergrande share price tomorrow. It is expected that the Evergrande group will be unable to pay off interest on debt that is due on September 20th.

    If the share price starts taking off, I’ll know that the CCP is bailing it out. (But will they?)

    Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTVxMyGBW48

    As I said yesterday, the Chinese government, if it doesn’t not follow the doctrine of “too big to fail” may prove to be more of a market economy (in this regard) than many Western nations. America should pay attention. Japan should pay attention (Tokyo has many “zombie companies.”)

    When a great tree falls in the forest, it creates a new space for young, vigorous saplings to reach for the sky.

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      • “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”
        ― Simone Weil

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    • After accumulating some 1.97 trillion yuan (US$410 billion) in liabilities, the company – which became the country’s largest high-yield dollar bond issuer (16% of all outstanding notes) – sparked protests across the country earlier this week after announcing they were forced to delay payments on up to 40 billion yuan in wealth management products.

      As we noted earlier Thursday, in an effort to appease its angry (and very soon, poor) stakeholders, Evergrande plans to let consumers and staff bid on discounted apartments this month as compensation for billions in overdue investment products as the embattled developer seeks to preserve cash, according to people familiar with the matter.

      According to Bloomberg, the company will organize an online property event by Sept. 30 for investors who opt for real estate in lieu of cash. The world’s most indebted property developer is pushing the discounted real estate as the preferred of three options for angry investors seeking repayments.

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    • I’m not certain that those who are using the police to suppress opposition to totalitarianism realise how little it would take to turn one of these peaceful protests into an unstoppable riot.

      If citizens in sufficient number figure that life under a brutal government has less appeal than death then those calling the shots will die.

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        • ……”An idea worth dying for is also worth killing for.”…..

          That is where it becomes a numbers game. Police may or may not be arseholes but they are not kamikazes. Very few will have signed up in order to die for a pack of political scum.

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  23. Last word on Sunday night.
    The Law of Unintended Consequences can come back and bite even the most well-intentioned time-travelling meddler in a big way.

    A quote from “Captain Homocide”:
    — “I understand the goal of saving lives but where does it stop? Are you obligated to try and stop every tragedy in history? Unless you have godlike power bad things will always happen and there’s no guarantee changing history will result in a better outcome. You could kill Hitler in 1918 and then a full scale nuclear war happens in 1960. You could stop 9/11 and a bioweapon gets released in Los Angeles a decade later. It’s exactly why I said a mortal being shouldn’t interfere with the very fabric of reality.”

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  24. Poor buggers.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2021/09/auckland-businesses-have-fingers-crossed-for-shift-to-level-3-on-monday.html
    Businesses across Auckland are crossing their fingers, toes, arms and legs that the city will move to alert level 3 this week.

    As Auckland enters its sixth week in lockdown, one of the city’s bar and restaurant owners says he’s currently losing up to $20,000 a week.

    Even with his business closed and not operating, there are still costs.

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  25. So the leakage, the long tale of the weasel’s tail has not been pinned down.

    ….. two of the three household members attend Mangatangi School on the Hauraki Plains.
    All three positive cases, and an accompanying adult caregiver, are being moved to a quarantine facility. ….

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/451839/three-new-cases-in-waikato-connected-to-remand-prisoner

    So which way for Waikato, North Island in the leveling down?
    What other experts are going to pop up, demanding more controls?

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