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20 February 2019

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  1. David

     /  20th February 2019

    The genius of Twyford and the Labour party writ large.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/110709977/public-housing-waitlist-cracks-10000-with-more-families-waiting-for-longer-for-housing

    Good to see he has realized not reviewing tenancies was monumentally stupid and his claim of it only effecting 200 tenancies is a figure plucked out of his arse. The war on landlords both in practice and in rhetoric is costing the taxpayer an unnecessary large amount of money and causing quite some hardship. If they go for a CGT (we have a brutal 5 year brightline test already that is far harsher than any CGT globally) there will be a load more landlords out and more demand on the state housing stock.
    Just starting work on 3 houses that need insulation updated and the bill is just shy of 14k, it was bloody stupid and harsh to have the tax loss changes come in at the same time so there is no offset.

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  2. Corky

     /  20th February 2019

    Britain seem to have grown some balls. It’s a little late. but people like a loser who fights till the end. I bet the UN will be sticking their nose in this affair very soon.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/760693/isis-bride-shamima-begum-british-citizenship-revoked-family-syria

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  20th February 2019

      What mean-spirited spite,

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      • Corky

         /  20th February 2019

        Don’t fret..someones arm will be twisted and it”ll be ”welcome back, luv”

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  20th February 2019

          The mean-spirited spite was, of course, yours, as you’re being happy about someone else’s trouble.

          I should have said schadenfreude, but don’t know if you know what that word means.

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          • Corky

             /  20th February 2019

            Honestly, you are such an idiot. I’m talking about Britain. I would explain further
            but you may become confused.😃

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  20th February 2019

              It should have been obvious that I was talking about the mean-spirited git (you) who made the original post. Lateral thinking is a skill that that you seem not to have,

              My response was to your post, That’s why it was under it.It had nothing to do with your answer to it. How could it ?

              It was no surprise to see you displaying schadenfreude, of course.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  20th February 2019

              When did you say that you were in the UK, taking the Chunnel to France ?

            • Corky

               /  20th February 2019

              Let’s all play …’I’m Clairvoyant”

              Question One:

              ”What mean-spirited spite,”

              ”When did you say that you were in the UK, taking the Chunnel to France.”

              A word of advice: if you call someone out, be very sure of your facts. Gezza has also called me out. The difference is he knows when to open his mouth ..and when to keep it shut.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  20th February 2019

              You certainly give the impression that you think yourself clairvoyant, with your remarks about people whom you don’t know.

              Your remarks about my life alone bear that out. The fact that they are wrong is no deterrent.

              You said recently that you went from London to France on ‘a train trip’ and not on a ferry, and as far as I know the Chunnel is the only way to do this. Was this a lie ?

              A word of advice; don’t lie in writing. And don’t try to be patronising, it makes you sound very silly.

            • Corky

               /  20th February 2019

              Correct..a train trip form England to France. Don’t say you weren’t given a chance. Of course I already know your response to try and save yourself, so I will have to include little things not on the net about such a trip.

              As you will never go from England to France on a train..you can live it through my experience.😃👌

              BTW.. that Jihadi bride can apparently apply for Bangladeshi citizenship.

              So her human rights and dignity aren’t affected. But her lifestyle definitely will be. As I have bitterly learnt..you only appreciate things when they are taken from you.

              This girl will have a lifetime to reflect on what she gave up for a band of animals, who care nothing for women. and less about others.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  20th February 2019

    Good morning fellow snowflakes,what can we find to moan about and feel aggrieved with today.

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    • Corky

       /  20th February 2019

      Suprise us, Lurchy.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  20th February 2019

        Well Jake Tame admitted on TV that hes scared of balloons WTF that’s what a snowflake is

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        • Corky

           /  20th February 2019

          Wowsers like that should be jailed for setting a poor example to our young.

          I reckon cleaning ‘Jake The Muss’ up – teaching him to use a knife and fork for eating and not stabbing- would be a far better example of resilience for our young to follow.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  20th February 2019

          I quite like Jack Tame, although his last name is incredibly appropriate and he’s as wet a rag as you could find.
          He fights his corner though and is not afraid to defend his beliefs in a relatively articulate manner.
          The balloon fear is indefensible though.

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  4. duperez

     /  20th February 2019

    Kiwiblog seems to have dismissed the latest poll as unimportant by not having a column on it. Or maybe Farrar didn’t highlight it because it was so important.

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  5. Patzcuaro

     /  20th February 2019

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  6. Blazer

     /  20th February 2019

    ‘I said it,but I didn’t write it’…another ex Nat PM soon to be disowned by the party faithful…

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12205347

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  20th February 2019

      What she said was fine and was not inconsistent. The timing is the only issue, at that is down to the Chinese paper reprinting an earlier interview as something new and written by her.
      What the article says matches with Arderns recent backing of the Belt Road.
      I’m sure Winston will also agree when he has been proviided the information he asked for from the Chinese ambassador as to “what it is”.

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      • Blazer

         /  20th February 2019

        I follow what she said in court at the Mainzeal trial and ask myself…this FW was actually P.M of NZ!🤦‍♂️

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  20th February 2019

    Hell combine Bridges and Collins popularity and they are not a country mile near our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern popularity, and that riles the knuckle dragging rightwing snowflakes

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  20th February 2019

    Another National PM Jenny Shipley the face of a failed company and the voice for China, in fact National are in the pockets of the communist Chinese party

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  20th February 2019

    Over on magic a rant show run by some rightwinger,called Peter Williams the slumlords are lining up to say we are raising the rent on their rat hovels to spite their faces and give the middle finger to the PM Jacinda Ardern, the rents going up these brave voters of the national party say…national the party of the past under which national sold out

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  20th February 2019

      Labour introduce policies that everyone but them agree will cause rent increases and supply shortages.
      Rents go up and supply shortages increase.
      Labour flunkies blame those dastardly Nats and evil Nat voting landlords for the problem!

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      • Blazer

         /  20th February 2019

        We know lack of action by National exacerbated the problem to crisis levels.We know that from saying there was no crisis while in Govt ,they now accept there is one.

        We also know that National have a great track record of creating problems while in power and then putting forth solutions….when in opposition.

        Also they are liars and cannot be…trusted,and their main agenda always…enriching a few at the expense of….many.

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  10. High Flying Duck

     /  20th February 2019

    No comment:

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  11. Corky

     /  20th February 2019

    MPs keep jumping off Jew-hating ship.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/jeremy-corbyn

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    • Blazer

       /  20th February 2019

      jumping into…oblivion.

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  20th February 2019

      At least they are picking up some “talent” at the same time:

      “The return of King Rat Derek Hatton marks a new low for Labour

      What with the vicious antisemitism row and a party split, it seemed things couldn’t get worse. Then look who turned up

      In a single day, the Labour party has lost Luciana Berger and “gained” Derek Hatton. As swaps go, this isn’t dissimilar to giving someone an orgasm and them giving you gonorrhoea: the loss of a hard-working, campaigning constituency MP (Berger was among seven MPs to resign from Labour) and the official welcoming back, by a three-person panel, of a man so odious that he infamously delivered redundancy notices by taxi to his own council staff.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/19/the-return-of-king-rat-derek-hatton-marks-a-new-low-for-labour?CMP=share_btn_tw

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  12. Griff.

     /  20th February 2019

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  13. Q2 Supps (from Paula B); paraphrased..

    … Legalise Marijuana !
    ….Legalise MARIJUANA !!
    …LEGALISE M-A-R-I-J-U-A-N-A !!!

    Ans. from Jacinda:

    Its a Referendum.. not this Govt. policy !

    ————————————————————–
    btw: Its correct name (for Paula) is: Cannabis

    Grow Up & cut out the Fear-mongering Paula.. you look increasingly silly/ignorant :/

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    • btw; Paula asked similar questions yesterday.. Jacinda gave similar answer then

      I wondering if this will be on ongoing waste of public time/resources, from Paula ?

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  14. Corky

     /  20th February 2019

    Pretty cop..however I wouldn’t want to know her. I may be wrong, but I think 20 years ago she wouldn’t have been selected for the police.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12205602

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  15. PartisanZ

     /  20th February 2019

    ‘A stake through the heart of neoliberalism’ – Newsroom

    “Our exclusive, highly unequal society based on extreme wealth for the few may seem sturdy and inevitable right now, but it will collapse, warns tech billionaire Nick Hanauer …

    Our exclusive, highly unequal society based on extreme wealth for the few may seem sturdy and inevitable right now, but it will collapse.

    Before long, the pitchforks will come out and the ensuing chaos will benefit no one. Not wealthy people like me – and certainly not the poorest people who have already been left behind.

    To avert this existential crisis, we must drive a stake through the heart of the neoliberal religion that instantly rewards greed at the expense of our future.

    We must replace it with a new economic framework that recognises that justice and inclusion are not the result of economic prosperity, but rather the cause of economic prosperity.”

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/01/21/407903/a-stake-through-the-heart-of-neoliberalism?fbclid=IwAR2M5LMpxuBDbQyIdkhJqOjPm535RSvp2cgtk2eABoC6dCF_U9QyLeLH56k

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  16. PartisanZ

     /  20th February 2019

    Oh oh … “House prices in Sydney and Melbourne could fall by up to 25 per cent this year alone and “there’s a chance they could fall by half” in the coming “property bloodbath”, an economist has warned.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12205673

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  17. Gezza

     /  20th February 2019

    Provincial Champion, Shane Jones corrects the record on PGF job numbers
    (Actually, it’s more of a case of he says he finally now has a record of job numbers)

    Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has told 1 NEWS that 560 jobs have been generated so far by the Provincial Growth Fund. It comes several weeks after National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith claimed the fund had only created 54 jobs.

    Mr Jones admits he wasn’t tracking the number properly, but says officials have now done a ring-around and are promising regular updates. “[It’s] 10 times larger than the miserable figure that my National opposition character [in] Epsom sulks, Mr Goldsmith was tossing around,” he said.

    The Minister says the 560 figure is made up of both part-time and full-time jobs, and does not include contractors, trainees or bureaucrats.
    More…
    1ewes at 6 video clip embedded
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/exclusive-govts-3b-provincial-growth-fund-generates-560-jobs-good-start-towards-10k-promise?variant=tb_v_1

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