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  1. I hate being to pessimistic but buckle up folks the threatening downturn / recession can’t be avoided now ,8.5% inflation in the US reported today and we here in Gayoteara have done exactly the same as all western countries have done in response to a yearly influenza, bankrupted our countries.
    Luckily we have an advantage over other 1st world nations, Jacinda Ardern and The bus drivers wife Robbo running the place, FFUUUCCKK.

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    • The only way to stop long lasting inflation is a deep recession, the more printed money the bigger the recession needs to be to correct the imbalance.
      Usa and nz printed the most money per capita during covid, pretty much every cent got frittered on useless shit and zero productive got done.
      Hope the people loved having all that paid time off during lockdown as many are not going to like the unpaid time off when the bussiness they work cant make it through the downturn.

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      • Yep. But you forgot to mention the single biggest source of money printing and the fake economy. The one that dwarfs everything else into insignificance. The root cause.

        Guess what it is Stupid?

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        • “Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.” — Frank Zappa

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  2. Only 8.5% in the good old US of A? I don’t think so. Same as here in our small country, how could it possibly be at almost 7% when in real terms it is so much higher. Everything costs far more to buy these days, then we have nothing we can do about costs like electricity, council rates, and insurance, or including all health costs like dentists, pharmacy etc all that costs far more, some prices have quadrupled or even more, how do the bastards work it out? Creative accounting as usual. If it were only 6% but inflation is far more than that pretending percentage point. All western countries are fucked over by the virus and the stupid ways the governments carried on locking us down etc etc all the money they wasted for no reason. We were locked up for 1 case and now we have over a million cases of covid and what, we are finally opening up? FFFFFJA the stupid bitch. Oh and it is super cold this morning in the Tron, wow what a shock. FJA, I bet she has her homes all toasty and warm, whereas most people without fires in their homes will be frightened of the heating bills to come.

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    • nothing we can do about costs like electricity, council rates,

      We need to more than talk it up, raise up, wasteful spending, be together about rates and make those Councillors feel challenge, and the breeze for commonsense.
      Elections should bring forth Good placards, Bill boards, with sharp succinct points & memes. etc..

      Being a Councillor is putting on a straitjacket of technocracy, bureaucracy & often imposed from government above to make one powerless.
      The hold, with their doctrines needs to cracked open & exposed.
      However those “empire builders” and their hold and costly doctrines needs to be cracked open, to be shown up, mocked and ridiculed, for their very costly lack of commonsense.

      https://waikanaewatch.org/2022/05/01/im-making-you-an-offer-you-cant-refuse/

      With some good comments, particularly one that raised this question.
      “…. why are they [District & Regional Councils] not representing their ratepayers as they are paid to do.
      I have found our local council very evasive, do-nothing, can’t-do-anything, …. ”

      Negligence? Malfeasance? Paid off? or detest democracy?
      Traitors to Democracy.

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      • Renwing our insurnces yesterday.
        One of things to consider IMHO is what would be the cost to replace anything at the end of the next 12 months.

        Now I know its not a nice thought but there could be nothing worse than having a policy that ran out of cash halfway through a rebuild.
        When you are renewing think not about what it would cost today but what it could cost in the last month of your insurance in 12 months time.

        Say you have a big tractor which these days can cost anything up to $600k. Inflation in the USA is going to add probably 10% or more to what a new one will cost. That’s 60K plus.

        Just saying.

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        • That’s why I always used an insurance broker. The advice given saved me thousands over the years.
          Still got a claim pending for up to 10 million but because I followed their advice, have the appropriate insurance cover.

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          • You have to have a good look at the risk to value? ratio.If you live in the bottom of a valley, yes some insurance is probably advisable as it could flood, the hill slide down, etc.
            The law of averages says more people don’t claim on their insurance than do. If you have a fire on a concrete slab house, just rebuild the sticks and gib. Much cheaper than foundation’s. As you get older will a smaller house be sufficient? Another way to cheaper premiums is to pay a higher cost when claiming. A $20 claim limit will be dearer then a $500 or $1,000.

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      • I have been waiting for clarkE to give his financial wizardary, he may have been whispering sweet nothings in cindys ear!
        If cindy whispered in fishbouys ear. She would have to stick her finger in the opposite ear first, to stop it running away!

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  3. Man! There’s some bullshit written about climate.

    Michael Marshall writes this fairy story for The Guardian where he blames a mini ice age on Christopher Columbus bringing smallpox to the Americas, which killed off Native farmers and allowed regeneration of farmland.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/09/climate-crisis-lessons-to-learn-from-the-little-ice-age-cooling
    How does he keep a straight face after inventing that?

    https://joannenova.com.au/ discusses this with her usual directness.

    I particularly like the teaser at the end:
    Coming soon: how the Medieval Warm Period was caused by the Russians.
    Can’t wait

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  4. A good frosty & foggy morning start.
    If the weather is fine Saturday May 14, will be a great morning as there sounds like a treat in the lower North Island.

    …. The skies over Tararua will reverberate to the sound of New Zealand’s military aviation heritage on Saturday May 14, as the Air Force Heritage Flight (AFHF) conducts flypasts in celebration of 80 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) No. 14 Squadron.

    The Flight’s Supermarine Spitfire and two modern Beechcraft T-6C Texan II aircraft will take off from Base Ōhakea in time to fly over Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park at 11am.
    The flight path will also cover as many towns and settlements as is possible during the one-hour flight, including Feilding, Ashhurst, Woodville, Pahiatua, Eketahuna, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Otaki and Levin. …

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/air-force-heritage-flight-spitfire-flying-over-tararua/WDVYLQJYK3LTCCQ4YMDGYEYUFE/

    One referendum won.:-)
    Makes a good time to be waving the New Zealand flag
    The beginnings of a roll.
    Now lets have a few other referendums. 🙂

    Referendum on the Co-Governance.
    Referendum on the 3 Waters concept.
    Referendum the on Parliamentary Maori Seats.
    Referendum on the name “aotearoa”.

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    • Simpleton 1, the shame of our armed forces is that 1 fully loaded modern single seat heavy lift fighter jet with backup refueling on hand could take out our entire airforce and navy in 1 busy afternoon, that is a fact ,what would the navy be able to do to defend itself, what would our airforce be able to do to defend itself?? Oh I know send up the 80 year old spitfire to take out the offending jet fighter / bomber.
      But then again we have the old witch Clarke advising the clown car Ardern administration, you know the same commie POS that defunded our fighter wing because we lived in a peaceful South Pacific nirvana.

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  5. How’s this for a great employer.
    I work for a US tech company. We had our quarterly online meeting last night to go over results, (which were good).
    In recognition of it being a pretty crap year for everyone, with covid and all, they’ve given every fulltime employee (1,700 of us globally), every Friday off in July and August as additional paid leave. That’s nine long weekends in a row for the Sagster.
    Pretty good eh?
    They also do a lot of charity work, giving people days off to go out and work in their communities, and they support many charities, which are nominated by workers in their own countries.
    If there is a death in the company, they support the family, and help out if needed.
    A great company to work for.

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  6. I have forgotten who gave the link to 2000 mules yesterday, but thank you. Am most of the way through it and the investigation and evidence is much better than I expected. Anyone who doesn’t think that there was widespread organised voter fraud that changed the result of the US 2020 election is retarded.

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  7. AFL vs NRL…This will open your eyes…

    36 have been accused of spouse abuse
    7 have been arrested for fraud
    19 have been accused of writing bad cheques
    117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    3 have done time for assault
    71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
    8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    21 currently are defendants in lawsuits and
    84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

    Can you guess which organization this is? AFL? NRL?

    Give up yet? . . .. . Scroll down

    Neither,

    it’s the 535 members of theAUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT

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    • It will be a new experience to New Zealanders. No-one under the age of 55 in this country would remember the “crash of 1987”. The Chinese have had decades of economic growth, so few of them will know that house and land prices can go down.

      In Japan, the good-quality real estate of the major urban centers is holding its value, but the rural towns and villages are suffering ongoing price falls as they de-populate. The Japanese population shrank by around 680,000 people last year, and the rate of this decline will increase as the elderly (in their greater numbers) die off.

      The one saving grace for the youth of aging societies such as Japan is this: the old* people need the young people, but the young people do not need the old people.

      old*: Having passed one’s “healthy lifespan” and entered the final age of dependency, being too frail (physically or mentally) to be productive. This age will vary widely among individuals.

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    • ANZ tends to disagree with you oh bird of doom.

      “Mortgages used to make up a little more than half the balance sheets of the big four New Zealand banks but that has changed dramatically in the last decade, mostly because of ANZ Bank NZ’s huge increase in mortgage lending.
      It’s the biggest of the four, with total lending of $146.12 billion at March 31, of which $102.8b was mortgages, as shown in the note on loans and advances to customers in its latest disclosure statement.”

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      • Oh really?

        “The reality of a housing market pullback was reflected in new data out today which showed sales tumbled 35.2 per cent annually, monthly prices down and fewer homes sold in every New Zealand region.”

        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/house-sale-volumes-tumble-352-per-cent-prices-fall-in-market-turnaround-reinz-data-out/5I3J3LYKTZ5LF5E6ZGSMA46YWY/

        We’re only at the beginning of the financial shit storm the inept Labour Government has unleashed on this country.

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        • Rest easy, the fat controller has his hand firmly on the…something.
          Birdy boy suggested that the fat controller should just print off some more folding and pay back the debt. Ppfft.

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        • If house prices do not drop by 50% at least, we will live through some form of nasty revolution, like a bloody 1917. It’s a biological imperative that young family can afford a basic home. Either we accept the houseprice collapse, and guard against foreign fake cash invasion, or the whacko’s will harness the rage and turn the country upside down to suit their psycho causes.

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          • FHB can still get on the property ladder, if they really, really want to.
            Trouble is, like cellphones, the latest clothing range, a late model car, they want to run before they can walk. Move cities. Move to the regions. Buy a small unit to begin with. Have only one baby..better still, dont have any. Put down a small vege garden. Dont put shit on tick. Dont smoke ciggies ya dirty ferals. Live within your means, take care of the pennies and the pounds will follow. Have a plan. Fail to plan..plan to fail.

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              • Because theyre FOMO morons. I have a muppet mate i mentioned on here a couple weeks ago who had got scammed and lost a large sum of money…
                Well the bank recovered his money and now hes looking to buy a house. Ive tried warning him and told him to wait but he insists on getting scammed by the bank instead of nigerians.

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              • Anytime is a good time to buy property…so long as you have a loooong term view. Sure, I wouldnt purchase anything today if I had a view to selling again in a few years. That could well end in financial suicide.
                FHB get in, borrow the max, fix for the best 5 year rate. Work like a chinaman..and I mean w-o-r-k.
                After 5 years and the fixed rate is up for renewal, find another property. Update the valuation on your first property, borrow again. You now have 2 properties. Rent the new purchase out or move into the new purchase and rent out your first purchase. Rinse and repeat. Make a plan. Stick to the plan. I did , and it worked. My only semi regret is that I didnt buy a dozen.

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          • You’re not wrong:

            …..”From 1957 to the late 1980s the average New Zealand house price was between two-to-three times the average annual household income.”….. BUT THEN

            …..”The average house price had risen to four times the average household income by the late 1990s.”….. AND IT GOT WORSE

            …..”Prices peaked at around six and a half times the average household income in 2008…….Prices then eased, but are trending up again, and the average New Zealand house price has risen back above six times the annual household income.”….

            https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2016/08/housing-through-the-decades-what-is-affordable.html

            The article was written in 2016 but not much has changed & little to the good. The cost of timber & cement depends on competition, the lack of which under NZ’s system of crony capitalism is endemic. Plenty can be done however, on land supply & consenting.

            Government/local body interference in the form of land consents & bullshit building standards are the major driver of unaffordability.

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    • Kea, What a surprise ,close the world’s economy’s down for two years borrow and print 10s of billions of dollars give workers and businesses even more billions and then expect to have no long lasting impacts on every NZR for decades to come.
      The only thing that will return to normal in our Country very quickly is the emaciated stick insect Arderns overseas travel itinerary.

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  8. The previous thread on bears reminds me of an old joke.
    A hunter is out in the woods where he spies a very large bear. He carefully takes aim and fires.
    Looking around he can’t see the bear anywhere when suddenly he’s tapped on the shoulder. Looking around there’s the bear.
    The bear says to him you have two choices either I can rip you to shreds and have you for dinner or bend over and let me take you up the arse and I will let you go. The hunter limps back into town vowing that next time he is going to kill that bear. So he buys a much bigger gun and returns to the woods where after a time he spots the bear takes aim and fires. Again no sign of the bear until he taps him him on the shoulder and says you know the routine. The hunter crawls back into town still determined to get even with the bear. This time he buys an elephant gun and after a recovery period heads back out into the woods. He eventually spots the bear takes even more careful aim and fires. Once again no sign of the bear until it taps him on the shoulder and the bear says to him.
    You don’t come here for the hunting do you?

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  9. Kelvin Davis, a failed man, claiming that only Opposition MP’s are privileged.

    Says this failed man who has had his snout in the trough for years.

    Says, this Labour MP who is on a miserly salary of only $296,007 pa plus expenses plus perks while everyone else is well below that salary level.

    What a hypocritical arsehole.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/labours-kelvin-davis-accuses-opposition-of-privilege-based-on-misery-of-his-own-family/3HH6NU6OMPDE4QLF6KUREBGLCU/

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  10. Budget 2022 will lay the groundwork for “getting the foundations right” in New Zealand’s health system, the Finance Minister said on Thursday morning.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/12/budget-2022-will-be-about-health-grant-robertson/

    “I have heard a great deal recently about the impact of Government spending on inflation. We do need to be careful with what we spend, make sure it is value for money and targeted where it can make a difference.

    “The short term challenge of inflation is significant,” Robertson said.

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  11. 💥🔥🏠💥🔥🍺💥🤣🏠💩💩💩

    Housing market could be in for a long cold winter with sales volumes and prices taking a hammering in April

    The national median selling price was $875,000 in April, down by $15,000 (-1.7%) compared to March, which means it has now declined by $45,145 (4.9%) since it peaked at $920,145 in November last year.
    In Auckland the median selling price was $1,170,000 in April, down $30,000 (-2.5%) compared to March and down by $130,000 (-10%) from its November peak of $1,300,000.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/115773/housing-market-could-be-long-cold-winter-sales-volumes-and-prices-took-hammering

    Ponzi players are losing $1,000.00 a day and paying upitty up up up interest for the privilege 😂

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  12. When you take the housing problem apart it’s easier to see how social engineering has far more to do with unaffordability than the price of 4 x 2s & roofing iron. It’s been the desire of our governments of the past decades to make the desirable mandatory that has driven housing of any type out of reach of the average family. Let’s look at one small part:

    People driven by ideology & warm feelings in their tummies like insulation. So it becomes mandatory. Every requirement for an improvement costing $100 ends up raising the end price by $1000. Note that compulsion didn’t magically make it free & someone, aka the end user, will pay then, now and/or in the future.

    The socialist politician sees the statute book as a way to level outcomes but it doesn’t. In this example all that happens is that fewer houses are built but they are all insulated.

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    • Myself and many others were happy to rent cold uninsulated shitehole houses… providing the rent reflected it.

      2008 we were paying 80bux per week rent. Warm dry wee house too just run down.
      2012 150bux per week, warmish house in living area but bedrooms freezing.

      Just prior to xmas i seen the same house we rented in 2012, fully insulated, removed the good fireplace and installed 2 heatpumps… $470 per week! Its still a fucking shitter and now its surrounded by mongrel mob.

      Glad most of my working life my job has come with a house on the farm! Even more stoked we bought our property before prices went stupid, the folk we bought it off were greedy and tried to sell via deadline treaty… they turned down offers that were 150k more then what we picked it up for 4 months later 🙂

      Property goes up n down, no need to get all excited on the roller coaster like our birdy friend does.

      Just before xmas

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    • Its going up again. You know those double glazed window we all had to fit?
      Turns out they are not that good because the gap was filled with air. The new regs will require them to be filled with argon. (which is what they should been in the first place.)
      Going to add up to 10k to the price.

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    • Even dumb arse Liarbour can read the electorate.
      Their polling must show a huge drop, I reckon they are below 30%
      No one wants this shit shoved on us. If only Nude Nut and co would do the same.

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    • One referendum won.:-) a few years ago,, but now:—
      Now is the time! “Drive the oak stake through them”.
      Make the most of this back fire on the Labour Party’s and Maori Party’s malfeasance.

      Make this a condition(—
      Push, push, push.

      Referendum on the Minister’s Kris Faafoi Co-Governance.
      Referendum on the Minister Mahuta’s 3 Waters concept.
      Referendum the on Jackson’s Parliamentary Maori Seats.
      Referendum on the name “aotearoa” so the New Zealand name stands!

      Makes a good time to be waving the surviving New Zealand flag
      That mark’s the beginnings of a roll for New Zealand.
      Now lets have it; get those other referendums. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  13. Migration falls further into the negatives as New Zealand loses 7300 people
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/05/migration-falls-further-into-the-negatives-as-new-zealand-loses-7300-people.html

    New Zealand’s annual net migration has fallen further into the negatives, new data from Statistics New Zealand show.

    “Migrant arrivals have dropped to levels seen in the mid-1980s and migrant departures have dropped to levels seen in the mid-1990s,” Islam said.

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  14. Really interesting comment and review of the latest “science” push –gene editing of food crops. Calling it gene editing to get around GMO regulations.

    https://off-guardian.org/2022/05/11/gene-edited-food-the-next-stage-of-the-great-reset/

    “So, we’re seeing a sudden increase in the variety of GM crops available and a simultaneous push for deregulation of the industry in Western nations.

    Why would they be doing this now?

    Well, there is a food crisis.

    Or, more accurately, they have just created a food crisis. And as the cliched Hegelian dialectic inevitably goes, their manufactured “problem” is now in need of their contrived “solution”. ”

    Will any NZ journalist have enough backbone to ask Jimmy Shaw and the Greens, in general, what they think? It looks like it will not matter what they think, because it is going to happen in the rest of the world anyway.

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    • Thanks Ross12 & rol.
      Ross12, ties in with “rol fun stuff Ukraine” above “At 1:03 pm”

      As rol’s link to Utube clip builds up to show even more active problems put into play.

      Russia REVEALS ALL in Bombshell BioLabs Briefing – Inside Russia Report
      https://youtu.be/ClocWTBIEp8
      16 mins 48 secs : iEarlGrey

      There are more sources with in the Utube clip.
      Also notice the censoring in the numbers of comments and the lower number of actual comments.

      One can figure why certain political parties really push for “social media” controls. to keep things quiet, not only on these nefarious activities, but also the money feed back loops.

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    • Most of us with our marbles still lining see that as an authoritarians wet dream & is doubtlessly the aim of our conniving, power-mad politicians who misgovern us. But a cursory look at likely outcomes brings up two points worthy of discussion:

      1) Maori & Islanders spend more of their income on crispy, fatty, sugary shit than most. How will they react when their order at KFC or Burger King is denied on the basis of their sky high BMIs?

      2) Regardless of the wishes of those who know best, people will still use social drugs & want what our dictators will deny us. What will be the new underground currency? Get this right & you’ll be a millionaire.

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  15. So the ANZ under the nice Mr Key has slipped in their ratings. Not surprised when you get a letter telling you if you don’t have enough money in the bank they will bounce your payment.

    Now I think I have had that happen once way back and on a very small amount..

    Not considered customer friendly IMHO. Especially given I have a lot of equity which they chose to tie up and I put a reasonable amount of $ through other accounts.
    ANZ going down with Key.

    As with Air NZ.
    Might have to look around.

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  16. Three more arrested in relation to Parliament occupation

    Three people have been arrested in Nelson in relation to the final day of the occupation on Parliament grounds in March.

    Officers in Nelson executed search warrants in Golden Bay on Thursday morning, arresting a man and a woman.

    A 29-year-old man had been charged with intentional damage and doing a dangerous act with intent, while a 29-year-old woman was charged doing a dangerous act with intent and rioting.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300587231/three-more-arrested-in-relation-to-parliament-occupation

    Still waiting for then to arrest anyone from Illamato.

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  17. Jobs for Labour supporters

    Simeon Brown lays into Government as Waka Kotahi gets warning from Transport Minister Michael Wood
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/05/simeon-brown-lays-into-government-as-waka-kotahi-gets-warning-from-transport-minister-michael-wood.html

    Since 2019, the transport agency’s spent $145 million on consultants, covering things like the environment and planning, versus just $200 million on actual construction.

    “This Government’s addicted to spending,” said National’s transport spokesperson Simeon Brown. “What New Zealanders want is better infrastructure and better roads, not millions and millions getting put to consultants for projects which should’ve already been delivered.”

    But Transport Minister Michael Wood said the money’s gone toward “detailed design, planning and consenting”.

    “There’s frankly a cheap political shot here that either demonstrates total naivety about how transport projects work or is simply knowingly making these claims when actually we know that that’s how transport projects have to be structured.”

    But the Waka Kotahi spend up doesn’t end there. Since 2017, it’s more than doubled its PR team from 32 staff to 88 – 65 of whom are earning $100,000 or more.

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  18. COVID-19 Vaccine Producer Hid Evidence of Problems: Report

    Executives at a company that produced millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses attempted to hide evidence that some of the doses were contaminated, according to a congressional report released on May 10.

    Emergent BioSolutions “took repeated steps to conceal its quality failures from the federal government and other third parties by limiting access to Bayview, tampering with drug-substance labels to impede FDA oversight, and strategizing to withhold information from HHS following the cross-contamination event in March 2021,” a report from the House Oversight Committee and the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis concluded.

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    • We’re okay then. In this shithole of a country thanks to the meddling fuckheads who call themselves Christians you don’t qualify for assisted suicide if you’re screaming in pain from an inoperable carcinoma while lying in the gutter outside a medical facility.

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