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  1. Corky

     /  October 30, 2018

    Brazilian MP…now the President of Brazil was stabbed by, I assume, a liberal nutter during his campaign rally.

    Opponents of the Right doing what they do best..create violence. Well, they had better watch out now. Unfortunately so must the Amazon rainforest which apparently this chap wants open up for development.

    I have seeds from that area that I’m told have never been classified. Unfortunately New Zealand’s vicious UV radiation is more a threat than cold to these species. Our UV radiation
    produces some of the most potent herbs in the world.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/106898505/brazilian-presidential-candidate-stabbed-while-campaigning

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  2. Blazer

     /  October 30, 2018

    excerpt-Stuff-Susan Edmonds…’ANALYSIS: Australia’s property market looks to be in trouble.

    In recent days, there have been reports of Sydney and Melbourne houses falling in value by $1000 a week, the country facing the worst downturn in 30 years and the potential for a 20 per cent fall in prices to put 350,000 Australian households into negative equity.

    But could that downturn spread across the Tasman to New Zealand?’

    But Aussie have a right wing Govt !!

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  October 30, 2018

      Supply and demand – there is a truckload of new housing coming on to the market in all the main centres.
      They also say the Australian market was overvalued and will have an orderly correction. Up 60% in 5 years, expected to settle by 15% in the next 2-3 years.

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      • Blazer

         /  October 30, 2018

        so,no doubt you would love to see the same..here.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  October 30, 2018

          I’d love to see council costs and restrictions lifted, more land freed up and more building – absolutely.

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          • Blazer

             /  October 30, 2018

            you’d love to see property prices..drop..absolutely?

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  October 31, 2018

              I’d like to see them stabilise over the long term. A small fall, or a fall in real terms over time would also be OK, as long as it wasn’t enough to cause a recession.
              The rises over the last 20 years are not helpful or good for anyone (unless you live in Herne Bay).

    • NOEL

       /  October 30, 2018

      Wonder how much it is a result of the Banks clawing back the money they had to pay after the Royal Commission.
      Has been speculation that those with interest only loans and servicing a number of properties would have to make decisions.

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  3. Corky

     /  October 30, 2018

    We don’t need this sick religion in our country. This is the ultimate outcome of Sharia law. It becomes worse as hardliners start to outnumber moderates.

    Indonesia is in the process of becoming more hardline. It started years ago with hardline extremists infiltrating moderate Muslim communities.

    What you see there, you will see here, given the right conditions.

    Good to see Judith Collins highlight this story. But, I wonder what Judith will do about it? Or whether she understands the ramifications for New Zealand?

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    • lurcher1948

       /  October 30, 2018

      So Judith Collins engages in cyberbullying, never saw that coming and she thinks shes PM material

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      • Corky

         /  October 30, 2018

        That’s what they said about Trumpy. How’s that working for you?

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        • lurcher1948

           /  October 30, 2018

          Winston Peter is my leader not an orange freak in another country and Jacinda Adern is your leader Corky

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  October 30, 2018

            I think that Corky lives in another universe, Lurcher.

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            • lurcher1948

               /  October 30, 2018

              Some people here feel trump is our leader, it’s rather pathetic really,

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 30, 2018

              What a ghastly thought. The attack of the killer orange.

          • Corky

             /  October 30, 2018

            Don’t lose it, Lurchy. I never hear you talk about Winston…only Trumpy.😄
            Anyway, Winston agreed with Jacinda by removing your energy payment until next year. Some leader! Never mind, crackers without butter and chutney are better than nothing.😄

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            • lurcher1948

               /  October 30, 2018

              National never did anything for me,i don’t have a Sir Key gold card in my wallet just saying and i never could raise $100K to buy a National seat

            • Corky

               /  October 30, 2018

              And whose fault is that? Why, it’s yours, and nobody else.

      • lurcher1948

         /  October 30, 2018

        She sits there with a silly smirk on her face,a cyberbullying expert and a chincon operative,.

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  October 30, 2018

    Donald Trump the orange POTUS #45l just cannot help himself but if one of his feral deployables lash out with an AR15 his press secretary will say no his hate rhetoric had nothing to cause what…happens
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-press-enemy-of-the-people_us_5bd6fee5e4b0a8f17ef9d3b6

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  October 30, 2018

    Looking good Corky

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  October 30, 2018

    Confused with the rightwing rhetoric over the Czech drug dealer, they have such short memories, in fact, they seem dense in fact,false rage points scoring
    2003: Entered NZ with a false passport
    2010: Arrested with two Hells Angels on aggravated robbery and blackmail charges. Guilt not proven beyond reasonable doubt.
    2011: Found guilty of using false passport and giving false details to Immigration officials
    2011: Arrested as part of Operation Ark, a covert investigation into Ecstasy-like pills.
    2012: Discharged without conviction on false identity charges
    2014: Convicted of manufacturing Class-C drug from Operation Ark arrest. Conviction overturned but Crown abandons the second trial
    2014: Arrested importing 5kg of MDMA, a Class-B controlled drug, used in Ecstasy.
    2016: Convicted of importing MDMA and jailed for five years and nine months
    Why didn’t National do something about him as ALL HIS CRIMES, were under National and Sir Key,he could have given National $100K and been given a seat on the National side….wait he isn’t Chinese and 2 Chinese are worth more than 2 Czechs

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  7. robertguyton

     /  October 30, 2018

    “Furthermore, if seven of those “eight donations” were individuals who happened to receive an identical sum of, say, $12,500 from Zhang Yikun; and those seven individuals then donated precisely the same sum of, say, $12,500 to Botany National – then a prima facie case exists that an attempt was made to circumvent the Electoral Act 1993.

    If it became known that Mr Zhang received that $100,000 from a foreign government – or state-sanctioned entity controlled by a foreign government – that would be explosive! It would cripple the National Party for years to come.”

    https://fmacskasy.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/some-troubling-questions-about-the-ross-affair/

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  October 30, 2018

      If I make up a whole load of troubling questions based on nothing, i could write an article about troubling questions.

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      • Blazer

         /  October 30, 2018

        try basing them on ‘something’ ..then!

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        • robertguyton

           /  October 30, 2018

          As Macskasky did.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 30, 2018

            Starting each proposition with “if” is generally not a good indicator of fact based assertions.

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            • Blazer

               /  October 30, 2018

              😉 ‘If I make up a whole load of troubling questions based on nothing, i could write an article about troubling questions.’…dead right..’Pot’.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  October 30, 2018

              That comment was directly in relation to what Robert posted. Sheez.

    • PartisanZ

       /  October 30, 2018

      Frank is a Platinum commentator IMHO, like Chris Trotter, David Fischer and a number of others …

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  October 30, 2018

    God the tempory leader of the opposition Simon Bridges came across as exciting as a wet blanket, droning over and over about a none happening regional fuel tax,its as if he wants one bought in,

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  9. Corky

     /  October 30, 2018

    Mikey nails it – most transparent government ever – yeah right?

    Take it away, son.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/video/mikes-minute-why-is-this-government-being-so-nice-to-criminals/

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  10. PartisanZ

     /  October 30, 2018

    ‘There’s no renewable energy future without lithium’ – Spinoff

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/science/30-10-2018/theres-no-renewable-energy-future-without-lithium/

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    • Corky

       /  October 30, 2018

      I don’t think there’s any future in battery technolgy, Parti. Zero point energy is where it’ll be at in my opinion.

      https://www.quora.com/How-can-you-explain-zero-point-energy-to-a-non-physicist

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      • Griff.

         /  October 30, 2018

        Good thing no one listens to cranks then eh Corky

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        • Corky

           /  October 30, 2018

          You may want to read ( although you won’t) former Jane’s Defence editor, Nick Cooks book on Zero Point Energy. A very interesting read from a historical, military and scientific point of view.

          He’s no crank unless you want him to be.

          .

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          • Griff.

             /  October 30, 2018

            former Jane’s Defence editor, Nick Cook

            Tell me were did he do his PhD in quantum physics and the name of his development business for this energy?
            opps that right he wrote a book and thats it .
            Words mate are cheap ive got thousands .

            Magic energy sources are dime a dozen from pills that let you car run on water to wind turbines that cheat the laws of physics.
            The one thing they all have in common ?
            They are good at parting suckers from their money

            I type this on a lap top running on lithium batteries and send it into the either on a cell phone that does the same. lithium batteries that are charged by solar panels is the future here now.
            lithium is here now and works to store energy more efficiently and cheaper than the alternatives.

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            • Corky

               /  October 30, 2018

              You see, playing your games again. You haven’t read the book but you are an expert because it can’t be true.

              If you would have read the book many of his contacts in the Aerospace industry passed on information to him once they knew he was writing said book. He spoke with physicists , some named, some who refused to be named.

              ”The one thing they all have in common ?
              They are good at parting suckers from their money.”

              This has nothing to do with conmen. Such studies were instigated by the military starting with the Nazis..and my guess carried on under Operation Paperclip( look it up).

              ”I type this on a lap top running on lithium batteries and send it into the either on a cell phone that does the same. lithium batteries that are charged by solar panels is the future here now.
              lithium is here now and works to store energy more efficiently and cheaper than the alternatives.”

              Obviously you didn’t get the import of the link Parti posted. Yes, you are correct. It’s energy, here and now..but only at the whim of the gods.

              The bottom line here, Griff is simple…best described as thus: I study, I make things like a cloud busters….you troll.

            • Griff.

               /  October 30, 2018

              Yess Corks.
              I built my own solar power system .
              It supply’s my daily power needs .

              Your cloud buster never will do anything beside show how idiotic you are.

            • Corky

               /  October 30, 2018

              There you go again. You haven’t built a cloud buster, but it doesn’t work because you know it doesn’t work..therefore I’m an idiot.😄

              Dude, you have a major trolling problem. By the way, I’m having advanced South African made solar panels put in in a couple of weeks time. A quantum leap in technology to what you have..but I guess you will be telling me that’s pseudo science, too?

            • Griff.

               /  October 30, 2018

              Yess corks a quantum leap from mine .
              I bet they will have flashing lights and make beeping noises as well .
              Mine are cheap Chinese knockoffs I brought second hand.. so last century.

              .

            • Corky

               /  October 30, 2018

              If you would have been half decent I would have given you all the information you needed. However, like begets like.

              No flashing lights and buzzy bee sounds. but it does track the sun and have cells that adjust to ambient light conditions.

      • The Consultant

         /  October 30, 2018

        Zero point energy is where it’ll be at in my opinion.

        Hey, it worked for Syndrome in The Incredibles.

        Explaining is one thing. Harnessing it is quite another, but I’ll bet it can be done as soon as an anti-gravity device is invented.

        FFS! 🙄

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        • Corky

           /  October 30, 2018

          You know what they say about consultants….if you can’t do the job become a consultant.😃

          However, while I wouldn’t hire you, you have made a valid point.

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  11. lurcher1948

     /  October 30, 2018

    I think Larry Williams drones on worse than Simon Bridges( bald headed righties) DRONE on, knuckle draggers all with drool dripping but Williams is a rightwing trump supporter, with no access to an AR15 to get rid of those nasty poor left voters, sounds frustrated

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  12. Gezza

     /  October 30, 2018

    Stuff.co: What You Need To Know:

    – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are currently visiting Auckland, did not feel the quake.

    FFS ! Corky, give me strength !

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    • Corky

       /  October 30, 2018

      Wait in line..I’m still waiting for strength so I can stomach another day of Kitties inane comments. In fact it’s so bad I’m posting for the last day tomorrow before taking a few weeks off.

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      • Ya just know she’s gonna come at ya with “Kitty’s”, it’s Kitty’s, doncha!

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        • Corky

           /  October 30, 2018

          ”Kitty’s” is so respectful. Grow a pair.

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          • Gezza

             /  October 30, 2018

            Sorry Corks. As an excuse that was pathetic. Couldn’t ignore that one. Had to give you a downtick.

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            • Corky

               /  October 30, 2018

              Sorry to hear that. I was just getting use to being popular.

            • Gezza

               /  October 30, 2018

              Keep up the mental goodness exercises. I think I’ve detected a slight improvement every now and now then.

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