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22 November 2017

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34 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  November 22, 2017

    Human beings seem to be degenerating both physically and mentally in my opinion. What’s common behaviour today would have been considered madness thirty years ago.

    We’ve had major advancements in medicine, but illness and general unwellness continues to escalate. Most schools now have a daily register of kids needing prescribed medicines and specialist help in case they ”lose it.”

    Rest homes are full of elderly people who paint a completely different picture from elderly folk in some non western countries who are still working a full day at 100 years of age.

    Our medical authorities believe vaccinations and doctors practising good prescribing methods are the keys to good community health.

    I believe these graphs show what is ailing western nations in particular. The graphs could have another axis added showing a parallel climb in environmental toxins humans haven’t historically had to face.

    Electro magnetic pollution, particularly WifI, is set to become a major area of contention in coming years.

    http://www.nutritionsecurity.org/PDF/Food%20Nutrition%20Decline.pdf

  2. Corky

     /  November 22, 2017

    The Whaler nails this good. No matter where you turn, people are having second thoughts about Jacinda and her band of merry socialists.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/11/losing-our-way/

    • Yeah but he won’t ask this question

      • Corky

         /  November 22, 2017

        He couldn’t do that, Traveller.

      • PDB

         /  November 22, 2017

        Slater is in Winston denial….in the link above he blames Labour/Ardern for all these terrible issues but conveniently forgets to mention that Peters (who he supported) was also all for mingling with the Reserve Bank Act, also called capitalism a failure, & wanted even greater bans on overseas buyers. Not to mention Peters was the reason we have a Labour led govt in the first instance.

      • Corky

         /  November 22, 2017

        However, one good thing Winston did was apparently stop Labour introducing their water tax.

    • lurcher1948

       /  November 22, 2017

      Corky do you think you have a one track mind, and HATE OUR PM JACINDA ARDERN, shouting in case you haven’t noticed the NEW FRESH PM.

      • PDB

         /  November 22, 2017

        She’s FRESH alright Lurch….fresh out of the water and flapping about not knowing what to do or say next.

    • Corky

       /  November 22, 2017

      This from the article:

      ”Already tanking. I know of several high powered bankers who are rather scarily talking about 100,000 plus mortgagee sales in the 18 months and interest rates approaching 9%.”

      I don’t know whether that is a reasonable prediction or not. Put I can tell you I belong to privacy investment organisation that provides updates on all major tax havens. I thought as a matter of interest I would see what New Zealand’s present rating is. It has been highly rated. The present rating is two stars out of 5 ( it has been constantly 4/5 stars).

      Advice given for global investments in NZ: Move or liquidate important investments. Keep in constant touch with your New Zealand adviser.

      Not good.

      • Blazer

         /  November 22, 2017

        making shit up…’Advice given for global investments in NZ: Move or liquidate important investments. Keep in constant touch with your New Zealand adviser.

        Not good.’

        • Corky

           /  November 22, 2017

          You sound like a prat who knows nothing..just like Gezza. Which is why this blog has a better tone when you guys ain’t around.

          Here’s what you can do. I’m not telling you my source/adviser. But a quick internet search can provide similar companies. Check them out.They may have a different take on issue.

          • Blazer

             /  November 22, 2017

            Stop making things up,caught out ..again.

            • Corky

               /  November 22, 2017

              Don’t troll. I told you what to do. Don’t take cheap shots.

            • Corky

               /  November 22, 2017

              ps- I’m sure there are others on this site who think I’m full of it. They don’t waste their time getting upset. They simply skip my comments and move on. Simple stuff.

          • Blazer

             /  November 22, 2017

            so your sources are ..highly confidential!..too,funny.

  3. Corky

     /  November 22, 2017

    Hey, Lurchy. I see da government ain’t planting as many trees as they PROMISED. Fresh new MP? Maybe..but same old socialist shite. Lol.

    TALKING OF HOPELESS POLITICIANS IN TROUBLE…..damn, those liberal American senators Are a kinky lot, eh! Trumps having a ball. Talk about karma.

    Keep it coming,son. 😅

  4. lurcher1948

     /  November 22, 2017

    Well like Sir key and the 2 time loser bill english SHE DOSNT REMEMBER, think shes had years watching nationals best and knows the keywords “I DONT REMEMBER SAYING THAT” over every thing, do you rember sir key and english saying those words over and over…just saying.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 22, 2017

      She needs a better class of friends, Lurch. Ones that don’t go blabbing public as soon as she tells them a private story. Just wait till she pulls someone’s ponytail.

  5. Corky

     /  November 22, 2017

    Spin it any way you want. They aren’t planting as many trees. The media is turning against Labour, Lurchy. They are going down. 💪

    • Blazer

       /  November 22, 2017

      You can’t see the wood for the ..trees,this coalition is gunna be awesome…eventually.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  November 22, 2017

        They just need another 9 years in opposition to get it together first.

        • Blazer

           /  November 22, 2017

          don’t be daffy…duck…you will survive..at least until..May.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  November 22, 2017

    As a printer in a past life here is how one printer with 20 years service was treated under SIR key and his rich mates.. remember those shonky days .pony tail pulling and jail soap jokes Our PM Jacinda is a breath of fresh air from old white men from the past
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/99123832/era-finds-in-favour-of-epilepsy-sufferer

  7. patupaiarehe

     /  November 22, 2017

  8. Trevors_Elbow

     /  November 22, 2017

    trouble already for Minister Hipkins……ppta feels let down….oh dear how sad never mind

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/99130538/education-ministry-turns-down-teachers-call-for-immediate-5pc-pay-rise

    • Corky

       /  November 22, 2017

      More grist for the mill. Add to that flawed maths exams, and the hits keep coming.

  9. patupaiarehe

     /  November 22, 2017

    I’m marking today on my calendar, as the one & only time I agreed with Mike Hosking…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11945699

    • Corky

       /  November 23, 2017

      That was a brave disclosure you made, Patu. I think most would agree with Mikey on that issue.