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  1. Gezza

     /  May 18, 2018

    Green pukeko poo can be harder to get out of one’s dining room, lounge & downstairs carpet than some people might think. Just saying.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  May 18, 2018

      Throwing your house open to pooks? Ever the genial host, eh Gezza 😀

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    • Gezza

       /  May 18, 2018

      No, but the little purple monkeys are veritable greenpoo machines. Might be good for the lawn & garden but it’s easy to pick it up on one’s shoes n foots & one doesn’t always notice until one’s coming back out of the kitchen 😮, 🐧😡 & the strong language begins. 😠

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 18, 2018

        Green poo in the Budget seems to have distracted the media too.

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        • Gezza

           /  May 18, 2018

          Actually, at least with my Green poo problem I’ve discovered if you don’t fiddle with it & just let it dry – it just brushes off !

          Yay ! 😛

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  May 18, 2018

            I wish that dog poo that comes in on my feet (I go barefoot unless it’s too cold to do so) would dry so that it can be brushed off. Thank goodness the dog is very small.

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    Yesterday folks i showed you a video clip of a white racist screaming at some people speaking spanish and i said this is not going to end well for him. His name is Aaron Schlossberg (search) yes he’s a nut and has done this before and yes he’s a donating TRUMP supporter,an embodied white racist,and yes he’s destroyed his firms future

    remember search and watch his racism in action on youtube and twitter

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    • Gezza

       /  May 18, 2018

      So … you’ll be a big supporter of people speaking Maori, Lurch?
      ✅ Good to know. 👍🏼

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      • lurcher1948

         /  May 18, 2018

        Hi Gezza and a good morning to you to

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        • Gezza

           /  May 18, 2018

          Bloody miserable grey cold day out here in North Welly @ Tawa, Lurch.
          I’ve had to put the gas heater on. Ain’t getting no Winter Energy Payment here though. 😕

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    • sorethumb

       /  May 18, 2018

      What did he say?

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      • sorethumb

         /  May 18, 2018

        Gross over reaction from the left who see more in racism than anyone else.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 18, 2018

          It’s good to hear Aaron pronounced correctly and not as ‘aran’.

          It was a racist rant, and he made a total idiot of himself…he must have mental problems. If he goes to a Hispanic restaurant, doesn’t he expect to hear Spanish ? How does it affect him, as long as they speak English to him ?

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          • sorethumb

             /  May 18, 2018

            But why is it such a big deal. It’S like confrmation of something. People are people.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    Rotten fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree

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  4. sorethumb

     /  May 18, 2018

    Modes of immigration politics in liberal democratic states
    Article from: International Migration Review | December 22, 1995 | Freeman, Gary P.

    I want to argue that there is in general an expansionary bias in the politics of immigration in liberal democracies such that official policies tend to be more liberal than public opinion and annual intakes larger than is politically optimal.

    [My Summary]
    Liberal democracies have an expansionary bias in favour of immigration

    1. barriers to the acquisition of information – scarcity and ambiguity of official data.

    2. highly constrained nature of debate. Paul Spoonley said a register of foreign buyers was a throwback to old fashioned racism.

    3. The effects of migration tend to be lagged; the short-term benefits oversold and the long-term costs denied or hidden to show up clearly only in the outyears. Chain Migration – Family reunion. Start small get bigger. Temporary becomes permanent.

    4. The folklore of the heroic immigrant who gives uphis homeland for a better life

    [public opinion in liberal democracies is slower to mobilize and crystallize, and more indifferent if not more favorable to immigration, than it would be if more and better information were available.]

    5. no liberal democratic state voluntarily consults the public directly over immigration policy.
    [Happened in Burke Review 1987].

    6. There is a strong tendency, for the major political parties to seek a consensus across the political spectrum that has the effect of taking immigration conflicts off the agenda. The public only have a say at election time.

    7. immigration politics in liberal democracies is dominated by the organized public [Ethnic Councils etc, etc]. The direction of policy is mostly a function of which fragments of the public have the incentives and resources to organize around immigration issues.

    8. Those who benefit from immigration in direct and concrete ways are better placed to organize than are those who bear immigration’s costs.

    9. Immigration tends to produce concentrated benefits and diffuse costs, giving those who benefit from immigration greater incentives to organize than persons who bear its costs.

    https://business.highbeam.com/437042/article-1G1-17801339/modes-immigration-politics-liberal-democratic-states

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

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  6. Corky

     /  May 18, 2018

    I’ve always said Maori get more under a National government. Labour have pissed off Maori already. They, like previous Labour governments, will learn to despise Maori and their bully-boy attitude. But can you blame Maori when these two-faced socialists just pay lip service to Maori support over the previous decades.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2018/05/budget-response-maori-are-angry-too/

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    • lurcher1948

       /  May 18, 2018

      WHAT didn’t the Labor govt throw a bit of koha their way, what no new BMWs for the rulers

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      • Corky

         /  May 18, 2018

        Crikey, Lurchy. Did you watch One News tonight? Major disappointment with the government, even from their own. Those Labour Maori MPs are ripe for exploitation by National. I would go with the ” Labour House Maori” tag. Maori want a large slice of the pie. National must feed that desire while keeping them on a choke chain.

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    • Gezza

       /  May 18, 2018

      The source:
      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12053609

      The day after Budget Day is the when the whingers always start to crank up. Just from that list in there Labour’s put at least $60 into Maori specific initiatives. They’ve got all the Maori seats. And they’ve got time to target more spending at Maori initiatives if they get disssed by more Maori than just the Maori Party.

      So far their Maori MP’s ain’t shining in The House, but it’s whether they shine on nga marae that probably matters most.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    NZME ZB Andrew Dickens is so much more negative on his rightwing shift today,i say bring back Sir Key and his comfort blanket for Andrew,”Did dims” does misses national and
    as a laugh hes says we don’t have the doctors i say we should have more as NATIONAL WAS IN POWER FOR 9 YEARS right rightwing NZME

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 18, 2018

      Did dims ?

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      • lurcher1948

         /  May 18, 2018

        did dims means they are soft ie a whimp, cry baby or vote NATIONAL or Conservative

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    Everyone in the NRA knows that guns don’t kill people,and the tooth fairy exists
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/franklin-tomes-ak47-noisy-kids_us_5afdfb46e4b0463cdba01297

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

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  10. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    Latest volcanic update

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 18, 2018

      For a moment I thought you were talking about Mallard.

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  11. lurcher1948

     /  May 18, 2018

    Wow Andrew Dickens is now complaining that labor is overlooking the farming community, well Andrew, farmers were quite happy to commit suicide under National over 9 years in distressing numbers,so quickly forgotten by bitter rightwing hosts on the NZ Herald ZB

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  12. Gezza

     /  May 18, 2018

    Christ. 1ewes seemed like 80% of it was about this poncy royal wedding tomorrow, & the rest of it was some teachers midwives Maori Party folk & Bridges whining about how there should’ve been more money for this n that in the Budget (they’re gonna have to get rid of Bridges – failing to fire) – & Twyford, snivelling that the Treasury “kids” have downgraded their estimate of the number of houses Kiwibuild will deliver in the first year from 6,000 to half that.

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