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9 April 2018

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40 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 9, 2018

    Watching Mr Do Nothing Bridges who didnt know that,cannot remember this or that,good luck if this poli ever get as his hands on power and I must admit Duncan and .AM showing their bias were very gentle on him

  2. David

     /  April 9, 2018

    We compete today in the womens weightlifting and while I think society should do whatever it can to help and be empathetic of someone born into the wrong body I dont think Hubbard should be allowed to compete. He was biologically a man for 35 years and simple biology (not contentious) gives him a massive advantage, its relatively easy to reduce your testosterone levels over a few months and maintain most of your male advantage especially in terms of twitch muscle, tendon strength etc etc.
    If we want to encourage women to compete and inspire young girls to participate in sport why would a woman bother, many feminists agree.

    • Gezza

       /  April 9, 2018

      I agree. The place for Hubbard to fairly compete is in a male to female transgender competition.

    • lurcher1948

       /  April 9, 2018

      So true,a cock in a frock isn’t fair for competing against FEMALES who were born FEMALES.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 9, 2018

        She might have different plumbing now, and I am sure that the female hormones will have made a difference to her strength. I can’t believe that the organisers would let her in if she still had the strength of a man and had male hormones. Give them some credit.

        She doesn’t compete in a frock and we don’t know that she still has dangly bits. Probably not, as the family could afford the operation.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  April 9, 2018

          It sounds as if she has had the works and is now physically a woman. The hormone levels are vastly different and there is no way that anyone with a man’s level would be accepted as a woman. Give the poor girl a break.

          • Gezza

             /  April 9, 2018

            She’s still got a male frame & musculature. It’s fine for her to be treated as a woman in 99% of situations, but not in competitive female weightlifting because although she’s legally a woman she’s technically & physiologically an altered male & that gives her an advantage. When you say the organisers wouldn’t let her in if she still had the strength of a male they will have had to wrestle with PC & feminist idiology – and the decision to let her compete in tnese events is still controversial. My view is that she shouldn’t. She is an altered male.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 9, 2018

              They would have tested her hormones.

              I have seen some female weightlifters who don’t look exactly girly !

            • Gezza

               /  April 9, 2018

              Hormones schmormones.

              There are three main differences between the male (A, in the illustration) and female (B) human skeletons. The male skeleton usually has:
               
              broader shoulders (1);
              a longer rib cage (2);
              a smaller pelvic opening (3).

  3. sorethumb

     /  April 9, 2018

    “At long last the Government have accepted the obvious,” UKIP leader Gerard Batten told Breitbart London.

    “If you increase demand in a limited market, and 300,000 net inward migration cannot but do this, then prices, both to buy and to rent, will rise.

    “I’m just amazed that it has taken so long for anybody in the main parties to acknowkedge the obvious.”

    UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten said the role of mass migration in “driving up house prices and driving down wages, while putting immense pressure on schools, hospitals and GP surgeries” was already “obvious to everyone” outside of the “Westminster bubble”.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/08/housing-minister-admits-migration-pushed-house-prices-20-per-cent/

    • sorethumb

       /  April 9, 2018

      Meanwhile the National Party released its immigration policy. You may wonder what this means for the property market. It is clear from research that immigration is one of the key drivers of house price growth. The logic is simple. If you import more people into the country, then you need more houses. Supply and demand means that prices are then pushed up, this is particularly so in Auckland.
      While the latest immigration numbers show the number of people coming into New Zealand is starting to rise, the Nat’s policy looks like it wants to increase immigration levels even further. (Although it is unclear what sort of number they are targeting.) This policy is, arguably, a plus for people who want house prices to rise. (But may be not so good
      for first home owners wanting to buy.) My guess has always been that property investors lean heavily towards the right rather than the left. (This was made clear in an email newsletter I saw from one developer this week.)

      The Landlord Says (3 elections back).

    • david in aus

       /  April 9, 2018

      What happened to property prices in Auckland in the past year with record immigration?
      Movement of people is a factor but the availability of credit is the most important.

      If interest rate increase rise by 3%, property prices will decline even if immigration continues at the same rate.

  4. Ms Gharahman up to her old tricks of making shit up and saying things for the sake of political gain.

    Anyone who has applied or been the subject of an interview for someone who has applied knows how hard an ordinary gun licence is to get. A pistol licence os very much harder as one has to be a certified member of a pistol club, be supported by said club and attend at least 12 practice shoots per year. The usual safety at home rules apply and these are police checked.

    That, to my mind, is highly regulated.

    Application for endorsements in respect of pistol or restricted weapon
    (1)
    Any person, being—
    (a)
    an applicant for a firearms licence or a holder of a firearms licence; and
    (b)
    a person who has been the registered owner of a kea gun since before 1 January 1984,—
    may apply at an Arms Office to a member of the Police for an endorsement permitting that person to have possession of that kea gun.

    (2)
    Any person, being an applicant for a firearms licence or a holder of a firearms licence, may apply at an Arms Office to a member of the Police for an endorsement permitting that person to have possession of a pistol or a restricted weapon (other than an anti-personnel mine or a cluster munition) in his capacity as—
    (a)
    a member of an incorporated pistol shooting club for the time being recognised by the Commissioner for the purposes of this section; or
    (b)
    a bona fide collector of firearms; or
    (c)
    a person to whom the pistol or restricted weapon has special significance as an heirloom or memento; or
    (d)
    the Director or Curator of a bona fide museum; or
    (e)
    an approved employee or approved member of any body, being—
    (i)
    a broadcaster within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1989; or
    (ii)
    a bona fide theatre company or society or cinematic or television film production company or video recording production company; or
    (f)
    a licensed dealer or an agent or employee of a licensed dealer; or
    (g)
    a person of a class specified for the purposes of this section by regulations made under this Act.
    (3)
    For the purposes of subsection (2)(e), approved, in relation to any employee or member, means approved in writing for the purposes of that subsection by the chief executive officer of the body by which he is employed or of which he is a member.
    (4)
    Every application under subsection (1) or subsection (2) shall be made on a form provided by a member of the Police.
    Section 29(2): amended, on 1 August 2010, by section 20(6) of the Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act 2009 (2009 No 68).

    Section 29(2): amended, on 9 December 1998, by section 30(3) of the Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998 (1998 No 111).

    Section 29(2)(e): substituted, on 1 November 1992, by section 11 of the Arms Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 95).

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1983/0044/latest/DLM72934.html

    • Gezza

       /  April 9, 2018

      She’s a silly, self-promoting little twerp who comes across to me as a total airhead. I don’t even bother to listen to her any more.

      • David

         /  April 9, 2018

        Her latest Facebook rant popped up where she is complaining about Immigration NZ profiling people to be deported, which turned out to be a spreadsheet, what she misses is these people are illegal immigrants here unlawfully and undercutting the wages of Kiwis and not paying any tax…they campaigned not 6 months ago on curbing immigration because we are over crowded so Blazer is probably the only one who could square those 2 positions.
        But the big thing she misses is she is a government MP which means she is in power and can change stuff she doesnt like. The fact the fools gave up their allocated questions means they are rendered even more ineffectual and the only voice they have is on data stealing Facebook, cant wait for her next rant probably on privacy on there.

        • NOEL

           /  April 9, 2018

          She was going on about the profiling affecting immigrants.
          Perhaps she should first have got off her well paid backside and walk down to the Department from the Beehive where she would learn that the those who are targeted are in fact persons with unlawful status not immigrants.

          Oh yeah on the claims of racism. The profiling was on nationality not ethnicity.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  April 9, 2018

            I haven’t ever had a gun license but have known people who have, If she’s saying it’s easy, either it’s changed greatly or she’s talking rubbish. Again.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 9, 2018

              KEA gun ???

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 9, 2018

              My impression is that it’s not the regulations that are the problem so much as the people who don’t bother with these when they get a gun.

              Like many Green MPs, she looks sloppy and unprofessional – and sounds it. Why she needs a megaphone is unclear. Hasn’t she heard of voice projection, as done by actors and teachers ? I don’t mean shouting, I mean the ability to be heard at a distance.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 9, 2018

              I knew that they couldn’t be for shooting keas, but had never heard of them before. Are they bank robbers’ guns ? I know a former bank robber but don’t like to ask him.

  5. Where is Kelvin?

    • Gezza

       /  April 9, 2018

      😮
      I don’t think I’ve ever seen him post here, trav? 😳

      • Traveller

         /  April 9, 2018

        I literally haven’t clapped eyes on him or heard anything about him recently. A highly paid symbol of Labour’s inclusiveness.

        • Gezza

           /  April 9, 2018

          Might be secretly visiting other charter schools maybe? Possibly?
          Possum might know what he’s up to – dunno if they’re great mates or anything but she’s Maori and up North.

        • NOEL

           /  April 9, 2018

          Hopefully putting all his efforts into the working group on Freedom Camping.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  April 9, 2018

            Freedom Crapping, you mean.

            Why can’t a law be passed that they have to have a little dunny of some kind in the van ? These are not expensive, Call me a fusspot, but I don’t see why Kiwis should have to clean up the shit of people who can’t be bothered to even dig a hole and bury their turds and dunny paper. I can see no reason why a law about freedom campers having dunnies can’t be passed.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 9, 2018

              A wee dunny (sorry, couldn’t help it) can be bought for $30, If people want chemicals, that’s extra, of course.But it’s very cheap and there’s no excuse for these dirty buggers pooing on the ground and leaving it.

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 9, 2018

    US court yet again demonstrates what a crock of a justice system they operate:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12029043

  7. lurcher1948

     /  April 9, 2018

    This is for you PG enjoy and I dont care if you dont like it

  8. Kitty Catkin

     /  April 9, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern does herself no favours by wearing colours that drain her face and make her look drawn and fatigued. She fades into the background when she wears these.

    Ankle boots do people whose legs are the same shape all the way down no favours, either,

  9. sorethumb

     /  April 9, 2018

    Research Consultation with Māori
    Purpose of the policy
    The Policy for Research Consultation with Māori provides the framework for an appropriate and mandated consultation process with Māori for research. It ensures an effective and efficient mechanism for managing the consultation process while acknowledging the needs and aspirations of Ngāi Tahu for Māori development and benefit in Ngāi Tahu Vision 2025.

    This process is available to University of Otago researchers only.

    Please note:

    appropriate consultation is required before you begin work on research proposals
    consultation is required for all areas of research
    consultation may take time – so start well in advance of preparing your proposal

    https://www.otago.ac.nz/research/maoriconsultation/

    • sorethumb

       /  April 9, 2018

      As I’ve been saying. The government has committed to multiculturalism. Maori are outnumbered by Asians. The government ignored Maori concerns over immigration . Now the plan seems to be to strengthen Maori identity. Fat cats will do OK.

  10. lurcher1948

     /  April 9, 2018


    one more for PG, its a hard life

  11. sorethumb

     /  April 9, 2018

    No more helpful stereotyping. Little old white lady’S are as likely to rob a dairy as …..
    Immigration Minister puts controversial profiling programme on hold https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/354553/immigration-minister-puts-controversial-profiling-programme-on-hold

    Labour are weasel piss.

  12. lurcher1948

     /  April 9, 2018

    Im confused with life, as an old fart i visited my library today, and the young assistant was a bald headed lesbian,with the multi coloured badge on her chest in the WWC library. My problem is, why do these pretty females make themselves ugly,its not going to make them manly,ITS A WORRY if you WORRY
    as an aside my wife didn’t notice the library assistant, badge, baud and tatts,was a lesbian till i pointed it out

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 9, 2018

      I suspect there may have been two of you confused with life in there, Lurch. It can be very confusing though.

    • PDB

       /  April 9, 2018

      How did you know she was a lesbian? Did you ask her to confirm?